4.4Guidelines for Paper and Special Materials
When selecting or loading paper, envelopes, or other special
materials, keep these guidelines in mind:
• Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper
can cause paper jams and poor print quality.
• Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multi-part paper.
• Use only high-quality, copier grade paper for the best print
• Do not use paper that has been already printed on or that has
been fed through a photocopier.
• Do not use paper with irregularities, such as tabs or staples.
• Do not attempt to load any tray during printing and never
overfill the tray. This could cause a paper jam.
• Avoid paper with embossed lettering, perforations, or texture
that is too smooth or too rough.
• Coloured paper should be of the same high quality as white
photocopy paper. The pigments must withstand the printer’s
fusing temperature of 400°F (205°C) for 0.1 second without
deterioration. Do not use paper with a coloured coating that
was added after the paper was produced.
• Preprinted forms must be printed with nonflammable, heat-
resistant ink that do not melt, vaporize, or release hazardous
emissions when subject to the printer’s approximately 400°F
(205°C) fusing temperature for 0.1 second.
• Store paper in its ream wrapper until ready to use. Place
cartons on pallets or shelves, not on the floor.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the paper, whether it is
packaged or unpackaged.
• Keep paper away from moisture, direct sunlight or other
conditions that can cause it to wrinkle or curl.