Precautions When Handling Paper

To prevent paper jams and other errors and ensure beautiful printing, you must take precautions when handling and storing paper.
To maintain the quality of printed paper, pay attention when storing and gluing paper.

Handling and Storing Paper

Before printing, check whether the paper to use is suitable. Do not use the following types of paper, as they can cause paper jams or printing errors:
Wrinkled, creased, curled, torn, or damp paper*1
Thin straw paper, very thin paper, coarse paper, glossy paper
Paper with glue or other adhesive sticking out or label paper whose back side can be easily peeled off
Paper printed by a thermal transfer printer, back side of paper printed by a thermal transfer printer
*1 Printing on damp paper may cause steam to be emitted from the output area or water droplets to adhere to the output part, but this does not indicate a malfunction. This is because the water contained in the paper evaporates due to the heat generated when the toner fixes to the paper. This is more likely to occur when the room temperature is low.
Acclimating the Paper to the Usage Environment
Before using the paper in the machine, be sure to fully acclimate the paper to the environment where the machine is located. Immediately using paper stored in a location with a different temperature or humidity can cause paper jams or printing errors.
Storing Paper Before Use
It is recommended that you use paper as soon as possible after opening the package. Any remaining paper should be wrapped in the original package and stored on a flat surface.
To protect the paper from moisture or dryness, keep the paper wrapped in its package until use.
Do not store the paper so that it curls or folds.
Do not store the paper vertically, and do not stack too much paper.
Do not store the paper in direct sunlight, or in a place with high humidity, dryness, or a drastically different temperature or humidity compared to the usage environment.

Storing and Gluing Printed Paper

Storing Paper
Store the paper on a flat surface.
Do not store the paper together with items made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) such as a clear folder. The toner may melt, causing the paper to stick to the PVC material.
Do not store the paper folded or creased. Toner may peel off.
Do not store the paper in a place with high temperature.
When storing the paper for a long period of time (two years or longer), store in a binder or similar item.
Storing the paper for a long period of time can cause a discoloration of the paper, resulting in a discoloration of printed images.
Precautions When Gluing Printed Paper
Always use insoluble adhesives.
Before applying adhesive, perform a test using an unneeded printout.
Allow glued paper to fully dry before stacking.