Remove a 0.125 in. (3 mm) strip from the leading edge to prevent labels from peeling
inside the printer.
Portrait orientation is preferred, especially when printing bar codes.
Do not use labels that have exposed adhesive.
Card stock is single ply, and has a large array of properties, such as the moisture content,
thickness, and texture, that can significantly affect print quality. See "Identifying Print Media
Sources and Specifications" for information on the preferred weight for the grain direction of
Try a sample of any card stock you are considering using with the printer before purchasing a
Be aware that preprinting, perforation, and creasing can significantly affect the print
quality and cause print media handling or jamming problems.
Avoid using card stock that may release hazardous emissions when heated.
Do not use preprinted card stock manufactured with chemicals that may contaminate
the printer. Preprinting introduces semi-liquid and volatile components into the printer.
We recommend the use of grain long card stock.
Storing Print Media
Use the following guidelines for proper print media storage. These help avoid print media
feeding problems and uneven print quality:
For best results, store print media in an environment where the temperature is
approximately 21° C (70° F) and the relative humidity is 40%.
Store cartons of print media on a pallet or shelf, rather than directly on the floor.
If you store individual packages of print media out of the original carton, ensure that they
rest on a flat surface so the edges do not buckle or curl.
Do not place anything on top of the print media packages.