Card stock and heavy media
You can print on many types of card stock from the input trays, including index cards and
postcards. Some card stock performs better than others because the construction is better
suited for feeding through a laser device.
For optimum device performance, do not use media heavier than 157 g/m
(42 lb). Media that
is too heavy might cause misfeeds, stacking problems, media jams, poor toner fusing, poor
print quality, or excessive mechanical wear.
You might be able to print on heavier media if you do not fill the input trays to capacity and if
you use media with a smoothness rating of 100 to 180 Sheffield.
Card stock construction
Smoothness: 135 to 157 g/m
(36 to 42 lb) card stock should have a smoothness rating
of 100 to 180 Sheffield. 60 to 135 g/m
(16 to 36 lb) card stock should have a smoothness
rating of 100 to 250 Sheffield.
Construction: Card stock should lie flat with less than 5 mm (0.2 inch) of curl.
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Condition: Make sure that the card stock is not wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.
Sizes: Use card stock that is within the following size ranges only:
Minimum: 76 by 127 mm (3 by 5 inches)
Maximum: 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 inches)
Card stock guidelines
Set margins at least 2 mm (0.08 inch) away from the edges.
Guidelines for using media