Card stock and heavy paper
Many types of card stock can be printed from tray 1, including index
cards and postcards. Some card stock performs better than others
because its construction is better suited for feeding through a laser
For optimum printer performance, do not use paper heavier than
(53 lb) in tray 1 or 105 g/m
(28 lb) in other trays. Paper that
is too heavy might cause misfeeds, stacking problems, paper jams,
poor toner fusing, poor print quality, or excessive mechanical wear.
Printing on heavier paper may be possible if the tray is not filled to
capacity, and short grain paper with a smoothness rating of 100 to 180
Sheffield is used.
Type of address
15 mm (0.6 in)
15 mm (0.6 in)
51 mm (2 in)
89 mm (3.5 in)
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Card stock construction
Smoothness: Card stock should have smoothness in the range
of 100 to 180 Sheffield.
Construction: Card stock should lie flat with less than 5 mm
(0.2 in) of curl. It should be short grain paper to improve feeding
and reduce wear on the printer.
Condition: Make sure card stock is not wrinkled, nicked, or
Sizes: Use only card stock within the following size ranges:
• minimum: 76 by 127 mm (3 by 5 in)
• maximum: 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 in)
Before loading card stock in tray 1, make sure it is regular in shape
and not damaged. Also, make sure the cards are not stuck together.
Card stock guidelines
If cards curl or jam, try printing from tray 1 and opening the rear
Set margins at least 6 mm (0.24 in) away from the edges of the
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