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How to Speed Up a Print Job by Using Thin Paper First

The fixing unit uses different temperature settings for thin paper and heavy paper. It takes more time for the temperature of the fixing unit to fall than to increase.
You can reduce the time required for the fixing unit temperature to adjust by printing on thin paper first in lower temperatures and then printing on heavy paper in higher temperatures, to increase the overall print speed. Check the solutions below.
Order of Paper Used
Fixing Unit Temperature
Waiting Time
Thin paper → Thin paper
Heavy paper → Heavy paper
No temperature adjustment
None
Thin paper → Heavy paper
Increase the temperature
Short
Heavy paper → Thin paper
Lower the temperature
Long
NOTE
The waiting time may be different from those in the table because the time required for the fixing unit to adjust the temperature changes depending on the type of paper and the basis weight as well as the room temperature.
You can increase print speed by controlling the fixing unit for temperature adjustment. For more information, see "How to Increase Print Speed by Giving Priority to Either Thin Paper or Heavy Paper."