The amount of moisture in the paper affects both print quality and the ability of the printer
to feed the paper properly. Leave the paper in its original wrapper until you are ready to use
it. This limits the exposure of the paper to moisture changes that can degrade its
Grain refers to the alignment of the paper fibers in a sheet of paper. Grain is either long
grain, running the length of the paper, or short grain, running the width of the paper.
For 60 to 90 g/m
heavier than 90 g/m
24 lb bond) paper, grain long fibers are recommended.
Most high-quality xerographic paper is made from 100% chemically pulped wood. This
content provides the paper with a high degree of stability resulting in fewer paper feeding
problems and better print quality. Paper containing fibers such as cotton possess
characteristics that can result in degraded paper handling.
To ensure the best print quality and feed reliability, use 80 g/m
paper. Business papers designed for general business use may also provide acceptable print
Always print several samples before buying large quantities of any type of print media. When
choosing any print media, consider the weight, fiber content, and color.
Use only paper which can withstand these temperatures without discoloring, bleeding, or
releasing hazardous emissions. Check with the paper manufacturer or vendor to determine
whether the paper you have chosen is acceptable for laser printers.
The following papers are not recommended for use with the printer:
• Chemically treated papers used to make copies without carbon paper, also known as
carbonless papers, carbonless copy paper (CCP), or no carbon required (NCR) paper
• Preprinted papers with chemicals that may contaminate the printer
• Preprinted papers that can be affected by the temperature in the printer fuser
• Preprinted papers that require a registration (the precise print location on the page)
• Coated papers (erasable bond), synthetic papers, thermal papers
• Rough-edged, rough or heavily textured surface papers or curled papers
• Recycled papers containing more than 25% post-consumer waste that do not meet DIN
• Recycled paper having a weight less than 60 g/m
• Multiple-part forms or documents
(16 to 24 lb bond) paper, grain long fibers are recommended. For papers
(24 lb bond), grain short is preferred. For the MPF, 60 to 90 g/m
0.09 in., such as optical character recognition (OCR) forms
(20 lb bond) xerographic