Precautions for Paper

Paper Which Requires Attention Before Use

When using the following types of paper, this may cause influence to the printout results or printer in some cases.
Paper that was stored improperly
Creased or folded paper
Torn or damaged paper
Wrinkled paper
Curled paper
Wet or moist paper
Paper with rough edges
Irregularly-shaped paper
Paper with holes or perforations
Paper with binding holes
Paper with perforations
Paper with adhesive or a special coating
Heat-sensitive paper
Paper with adhesive
Carbon paper
Treated color paper
Specially coated paper (coated paper for ink jet printers, etc)
Paper that was printed by another printer
Paper that was printed by a copy machine or another printer (The back side of the paper is also not usable.)
Paper that is difficult for the toner to fix onto
Paper with rough surfaces
Paper containing thick fibers
Paper with an extremely rough or smooth surface
Paper that is thicker or thinner than the specified usable paper
"Usable Paper"
About paper with staples, clips, ribbons or tape
This kind of paper may result in the printer malfunction or damage to the printer.
About paper that contains ink that melts, burns, evaporates or emits harmful gases at or lower than the heating temperature of the fixing unit
This kind of paper may result in the printer malfunction or damage to the printer.
Printing on the back side of paper whose front side is already printed
This printer enables you to perform 2-sided printing by manually inserting the back side of the paper* whose front side was previously printed even if the paper cannot be used for 2-sided printing.
When printing on the back side of paper whose front side was previously printed, flatten out any curled paper and load one sheet of paper at a time in the multi-purpose tray.
This is only for paper that has been printed using this printer. Also, you cannot print again on the same side of the paper that was printed before.
If you are using A5 paper, the back side may not be printed correctly.

Storing Paper

The quality of paper may deteriorate if stored improperly even when the paper meets the normal specifications.
Inferior paper may cause misfeeds, paper jams, or deterioration in print quality.
How to store paper
Observe the following guidelines when storing and handling paper.
Store paper on a flat surface.
To help paper avoid moisture or dryness, keep paper in its wrapper until it is ready to be used.
Do not place paper in the condition where it may curl or become creased.
Do not store paper vertically or store too many stacks of paper in one pile.
Do not store paper in the following locations.
A location exposed to direct sunlight
A location subject to high humidity
A dry location
A location with a temperature or humidity that differs significantly from the location where it will be used
If you print on damp paper
If you print on damp paper, steam may be emitted from the printer output area.
This is due to moisture in the paper evaporating because of the heat generated when toner fixes. This is not a malfunction. (This is likely to occur when the room temperature is low.)

Storing Printouts

When handling or storing paper printed by this printer, be careful of the following points.
How to store printouts
Store paper on a flat surface.
Avoid storing printouts in folders made of PVC material, as this may cause the toner to melt and stick to the PVC material. Toner may peel when printouts are folded or creased.
Store printouts in the condition where they are not folded or creased as toner may peel.
Avoid rubbing the printed paper with fingers or cloth because it may cause toner stain or toner peeling.
Put printouts in a binder when storing for a long period of time (two years or longer).
Printouts may discolor when stored for a long period of time.
Avoid storing printouts in a location subject to high temperatures.
Precautions when sticking printouts with adhesive
Be sure to use insoluble adhesive.
Test the adhesive on an unneeded printout before using.
Before stacking printouts that have adhesive, check that the adhesive completely dried.