Print Media Guidelines
Print media is paper, transparencies, labels, envelopes, coated paper among others. Your printer provides
high-quality printing on a variety of print media. Selecting the appropriate print media for your printer helps
avoid printing troubles. This section describes how to select print media, how to care for print media, and
how to load the print media in the standard 500-sheet tray, optional 500-sheet tray module, or 1000-sheet
Storing Print Media
Identifying Print Media Sources and Specifications
For the best print quality in color, use 75 g/m
quality in black and white, use 90 g/m
of any print media, Dell recommends trying a sample first.
When loading paper, identify the recommended print side on the paper package, and load the paper
"Loading Print Media in Standard and Optional
Feeder" for detailed loading instructions.
The following paper characteristics affect print quality and reliability. Dell recommends that you follow these
guidelines when evaluating new paper stock.
The tray automatically feeds paper weights from 60 to 163 g/m
multipurpose feeder automatically feeds paper weights from 60 to 216 g/m
Paper lighter than 60 g/m
For best performance, use 75 g/m
Curl is the tendency of print media to curve at its edges. Excessive curl can cause paper feeding problems.
Curl usually occurs after the paper passes through the printer, where it is exposed to high temperatures.
(20 lb) xerographic, grain long paper. For the best print
(24 lb) xerographic, grain long paper. Before buying large quantities
(16 lb) might not be stiff enough to feed properly, and could cause paper jams.
(20 lb bond) grain long paper.
"Loading the Multipurpose
(16 to 60 lb bond) grain long. The
(16 to 80 lb bond) grain long.