The quality of paper may deteriorate if it is stored improperly even when the paper
meets the normal speciﬁcations. Deteriorated paper may cause misfeeds, paper
jams, or deterioration in print quality.
Observe the following guidelines for storing and handling paper:
Store paper away from moisture since paper quality deteriorates in a moist environment.
Paper wrappers help avoiding moisture and dryness. Keep paper in the wrapper until it is
ready to be used.
Store paper on a ﬂat surface.
Do not store paper on the ﬂoor where water and moisture can accumulate.
Avoid physical damage to stored paper.
Do not store a paper stack vertically or do not pile up too many paper stacks.
Avoid direct sunlight and a humid or dry place when storing paper.
If the paper storage room and work area differ from each other signiﬁcantly in
temperature or humidity, keep packed paper stack in the work area for at least one day
prior to printing so that it can adapt to the new environment. When paper is moved to a
location where the temperature or humidity differs signiﬁcantly, the paper may curl or get