This chapter explains how your printer uses paper.
Topics covered are:
Overview of paper operations
Selecting the paper path
Adjusting for paper thickness
Using continuous forms (front-tractor feed and rear-tractor feed)
Using single sheets
Feeding and positioning paper
Switching paper types
Tips for paper handling are given at the end of this chapter. Check that
section if you are using multipart forms, envelopes, or labels.
The printer can handle either single sheets or continuous forms. Single
sheets, also called cut sheets, include envelopes and noncontinuous,
multipart forms. Continuous forms include labels and multipart forms fed
into the printer using the forms tractors.
For best results, use paper that meets the specifications listed below.
(See Appendix B for detailed specifications.) If you are unsure of the
suitability of a particular paper, try testing the paper or consult your
Single sheets: 70 to 420 mm (3 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 mm (4 in) or greater
Single sheets: 55 to 420 mm (2.16 to 16.5 in)
Continuous forms: 102 to 420 mm (4 to 16.5 in)
0.65 mm (0.026 in) maximum total thickness.
1 to 9-copies (Paper table/Front/Rear tractor)
1 to 5-copies (Cut sheet feeder)
To use cut sheets the optional large or small cut sheet table is