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Paper; gsm We have had many problems in the past with this printer, but I am currently only looking for some advise in regard to paper quality: Having used up to 160 gsm paper without a problem, I would like to know whether this printer will also be able to cope with 200 gsm. Thanks N.

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Re: paper; gsm

I'm not sure how this'll translate to your paper weight, but the printer is engineered to use 18-24 pound paper. You can safely run heavier paper through it using the MP tray and opening the rear face-up exit tray so the paper feeds straight through front-to-back with no U-turns. I personally don't recommend running anything heavier than a 65 pound paper, which is about as heavy as the cardboard they use when they package dress shirts. Let me know if that helps!

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??  Before you buy a large amount of paper, please test some to make sure that the paper is suitable.
??  Use paper that is made for plain-paper copying.
??  Use paper that is 75 to 90 gsm.
??  Use neutral paper. Do not use acidic or alkaline paper.
??  Use long-grain paper.
??  Use paper with a moisture content of approximately 5%.

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??  Avoid feeding label sheets that are partly used or your MFC will be damaged.
??  Avoid using coated paper, such as vinyl coated paper.
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??  Use labels or transparencies that are designed for use in laser printers.
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??  If you are using special paper and the paper has problems feeding from the paper tray, try again using the manual feed tray or Multi-purpose tray.
??  You can use recycled paper in this MFC.

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