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Selecting print media
You can use many types of paper and other print media with this printer.
Before purchasing any paper or specialized forms in quantity, verify that your paper supplier has
obtained and understands the print-media requirements that are specified in the
HP LaserJet Printer
Family Print Media Specification Guide
Supplies and accessories
to order the
HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification
. To download a copy of the guide, go to
for the HP Color LaserJet
3000 Series printer,
for the HP Color LaserJet 3600 Series printer, or
for the HP Color LaserJet 3800 Series printer. Select
It is possible that paper could meet all of the guidelines in this chapter or the
HP LaserJet Printer Family
Print Media Specification Guide
and still not print satisfactorily. This can result from abnormal
characteristics of the printing environment or other variables over which HP has no control (for example,
extremes in temperature and humidity).
Hewlett-Packard Company recommends testing any paper before buying it in large quantities.
Using paper that does not conform to the specifications listed here or in the print
media guide can cause problems that require service. This service is not covered by the Hewlett-
Packard warranty or service agreements.
Paper to avoid
The printer can handle many types of paper. Using paper that does not meet specifications will cause
lower print quality and increase the chance of jams.
Do not use paper that is too rough.
Do not use paper, other than standard 3-hole punched paper, that contains cutouts or perforations.
Do not use multipart forms.
Do not use paper that has already been printed on, or that has been fed through a photocopier.
Do not use paper that contains a watermark if you are printing solid patterns.
Paper that can damage the printer
In rare circumstances, paper can damage the printer. The following paper must be avoided to prevent
possible damage to the printer:
Do not use paper with staples attached.
Do not use transparencies that are designed for Inkjet printers or other low temperature printers,
or for monochrome printing. Use only transparencies that are specified for use with HP Color
LaserJet printers.
Do not use photo paper that is intended for Inkjet printers.
Do not use paper that is embossed or coated, or any media that produces hazardous emissions,
or that melts, offsets, or discolors when exposed to 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second. Also, do not
use letterhead paper that is made with dyes or inks that cannot withstand that temperature.
Chapter 4
Printing tasks