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
the preferred weight and for the grain direction of print media.
Try a sample of any card stock you are considering using with the printer before purchasing a large quantity.
After printing approximately 10,000 pages of card stock (or each time you replace the print cartridge), complete
the following steps to maintain printer feeding reliability:
Print five sheets of paper.
Wait approximately five seconds.
Print five more sheets of paper.
When printing on card stock:
Set the Paper Type menu item in the Paper Menu to Card Stock from the operator panel, from the printer
driver, in the Local Printer Setup Utility, or from MarkVision.
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 short card stock.
Storing print media
Use the following guidelines to avoid paper feeding problems and uneven print quality.
Store paper in an environment where the temperature is approximately 21°C (70°F) and the relative
humidity is 40%.
Store cartons of paper on a pallet or shelf rather than directly on the floor.
If you store individual packages of paper out of the original carton, make sure they rest on a flat surface so
the edges do not buckle or curl.
Do not place anything on top of paper packages.
Store paper in its original wrapper until you load it into the printer.
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