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Transparencies
• To avoid damaging the printer, use only 
transparencies designed for use in laser printers.
• Transparencies used in the printer must be able 
to withstand 200° C (392° F), the printer’s fusing 
temperature.
• Place them on a flat surface after removing them 
from the printer.
• Do not leave them in the paper tray for long 
periods of time. Dust and dirt may accumulate 
on them, resulting in spotty printing.
• To avoid smudging caused by fingerprints, 
handle them carefully.
• To avoid fading, do not expose printed 
transparencies to prolonged sunlight.
• Ensure that transparencies are not wrinkled, 
curled, or have any torn edges.
Labels
• To avoid damaging the printer, use only labels 
designed for use in laser printers.
• When selecting labels, consider the following 
factors:
-  Adhesives: The adhesive material should be 
stable at 200° C (392° F), the printer’s fusing 
temperature.
-  Arrangement: Only use labels with no exposed 
backing between them. Labels can peel off 
sheets that have spaces between the labels, 
causing serious jams.
-  Curl: Prior to printing, labels must lie flat with 
no more than 13 mm (5 inches) of curl in any 
direction.
-  Condition: Do not use labels with wrinkles, 
bubbles, or other indications of separation.
• Make sure that there is no exposed adhesive 
material between labels. Exposed areas can 
cause labels to peel off during printing, which 
can cause paper jams. Exposed adhesive can 
also cause damage to printer components.
• Do not run a sheet of labels through the printer 
more than once. The adhesive backing is 
designed for only a single pass through the 
printer.
• Do not use labels that are separating from the 
backing sheet or are wrinkled, bubbled, or 
otherwise damaged.
Card stock or 
custom-sized 
materials
• Do not print on media smaller than 76 mm 
(3 inches) wide or 127 mm (5 inches) long.
• In the software application, set margins at least 
6.4 mm (0.25 inches) away from the edges of 
the material.
Media type
Guidelines
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Load the print media you use for the majority of your print jobs in the tray 1. 
The tray 1 can hold a maximum of 250 sheets of 75 g/m
2
 (20 lb) plain 
paper. 
You can purchase an optional tray (tray 2) and attach it below the 
standard tray to load an additional 250 sheets of paper. For order 
information for an optional tray, see page 7.1.
The paper level indicator on the front of the tray 1 and the optional tray 2 
shows the amount of paper currently left in the tray. When the tray is empty, 
the indicator of the bar is completely lowered.
Preprinted 
paper
• Letterhead must be printed with heat-resistant 
ink that will not melt, vaporize, or release 
hazardous emissions when subjected to the 
printer’s fusing temperature of 200° C (392° F) 
for 0.1 second.
• Letterhead ink must be non-flammable and 
should not adversely affect printer rollers.
• Forms and letterhead should be sealed in a 
moisture-proof wrapping to prevent changes 
during storage.
• Before you load preprinted paper, such as forms 
and letterhead, verify that the ink on the paper is 
dry. During the fusing process, wet ink can come 
off preprinted paper, reducing print quality.
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