Selecting Pre-Punched Paper
Pre-punched paper brands can differ in the number and placement of holes and in manufacturing techniques. However, it
may not be possible to print on the paper to depending on the placement of holes on the paper.
To select and use pre-punched paper:
Test paper from several manufacturers before ordering and using large quantities of pre-punched paper.
Paper should be punched at the paper manufacturer and not drilled into paper already packaged in a ream. Drilled
paper can cause jams when multiple sheets feed through the printer. This may result in a paper jam.
Pre-punched paper can include more paper dust than standard paper. Your printer may require more frequent
cleaning and feed reliability may not be as good as standard paper.
Weight guidelines for pre-punched paper are the same as non-punched paper.
You can load up to 75 sheets of transparencies in the MPF or tray 1 for a single print job. It is recommended that you try
a sample first before buying large quantities of any print media.
When printing on transparencies:
Set the paper type to Transparency from the printer driver to avoid damaging your printer.
Use transparencies designed specifically for laser printers. Do not use regular transparencies. Transparencies must
be able to withstand temperatures of 205°C (401°F) without melting, discoloring, offsetting or releasing hazardous
Avoid getting fingerprints on the transparencies. This may result in poor print quality.
Before loading transparencies, fan the stack to prevent sheets from sticking together.
Non-white transparencies are not supported with the printer.
The printer can print directly on transparencies designed for use in laser printers. Print quality and durability depend on
the transparency used. It is recommended that you try a sample first before buying large quantities of any print media.
The paper type setting for the MPF should be set to Transparency to help prevent jams. (See
information about this setting.) Check with the manufacturer or vendor to determine whether your transparencies are
compatible with laser printers that reach temperatures as high as 205°C (401°F). Only use transparencies that are able to
withstand these temperatures without melting, discoloring, offsetting, or releasing hazardous emissions.
For the tray 1, setting paper size is not required. The tray 1 detects the paper size automatically. For more
information on supported paper size for the standard and optional trays, see
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