Selecting Pre-Printed Media and Letterheads
When selecting pre-printed and letterhead paper for the printer:
Use grain long paper for best results.
Use only forms and letterheads printed using an offset lithographic or engraved printing process.
Select paper that absorb ink, but does not bleed.
Avoid paper with rough or heavily textured surfaces.
Use paper printed with heat-resistant inks designed for use in xerographic copiers. The ink must withstand
temperatures of 225 °C (437 °F) without melting or releasing hazardous emissions.
Use inks that are not affected by the resin in the toner or the silicone in the fusing unit. Inks that are oxidation-set
or oil-based should meet these requirements; latex inks might not. If you are in doubt, contact your paper supplier.
Selecting Pre-Punched Paper
When selecting pre-punched paper for the printer:
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.
Depending on the envelopes, it is possible to expect variable levels of wrinkling. It is recommended that you try a
sample first before buying large quantities of any print media. See "Loading an Envelope in the MPF" for
instructions on loading an envelope.
When printing on envelopes:
Use only high-quality envelopes that are designed for use in laser printers.
Set the print media source to the MPF. Set the paper type to Envelope, and select the correct size of envelope from
the printer driver.
Use envelopes made from 75 g/m
envelope feeder as long as the cotton content is 25 % or less. Envelopes with 100 % cotton content must not exceed
(24 lb bond) weight.
Use only freshly unpackaged, undamaged envelopes.
Use envelopes that can withstand temperatures of 205 °C (401 °F) without sealing, excessive curling, wrinkling, or
releasing hazardous emissions. If you have any doubts about the envelopes you are considering, check with the
(20 lb bond) paper. You can use up to 105 g/m
(28 lb bond) weight for the
Print Media Guidelines