Understand paper use

This product supports a variety of paper and other print media in accordance with the guidelines in this user guide. Paper or print media that does not meet these guidelines might cause poor print quality, increased jams, and premature wear on the product.

For best results, use only HP-brand paper and print media designed for laser printers or multiuse. Do not use paper or print media made for inkjet printers. Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of other brands of media because HP cannot control their quality.

It is possible for paper to meet all of the guidelines in this user guide and still not produce satisfactory results. This might be the result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature and/or humidity levels, or other variables over which Hewlett-Packard has no control.

CAUTION: Using paper or print media that does not meet Hewlett-Packard's specifications might cause problems for the product, requiring repair. This repair is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard warranty or service agreements.

Special paper guidelines

This product supports printing on special media. Use the following guidelines to obtain satisfactory results. When using special paper or print media, be sure to set the type and size in the printer driver to obtain the best results.

CAUTION: HP LaserJet products use fusers to bond dry toner particles to the paper in very precise dots. HP laser paper is designed to withstand this extreme heat. Using inkjet paper could damage the product.

Media type


Do not





Store envelopes flat.

Do not use envelopes that are


Use envelopes where the seam

wrinkled, nicked, stuck together, or


otherwise damaged.


extends all the way to the corner

Do not use envelopes that have


of the envelope.


Use peel-off adhesive strips that

clasps, snaps, windows, or coated




are approved for use in laser

Do not use self-stick adhesives or





other synthetic materials.





Use only labels that have no

Do not use labels that have


exposed backing between them.

wrinkles or bubbles, or are


Use labels that lie flat.



Do not print partial sheets of


Use only full sheets of labels.







Use only transparencies that are

Do not use transparent print media


approved for use in color laser

not approved for laser printers.





Place transparencies on a flat



surface after removing them from



the product.


Letterhead or preprinted forms

Use only letterhead or forms



approved for use in laser printers.

Do not use raised or metallic letterhead.

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