I would like to print on a very heavy pearlized card stock. The printer tries to pick up the paper, but results in a paper jam. Is there any way to change the paper weight setting to a heavy paper?
HP recommends papers with ratings of at least 90 for brightness and 75 g/m2 (20 pound) weight.
before u proceed....remove the rear access door to reveal the rollers.Take a slightly wet cotton cloth and wipe the rollers in the upward direction 4 times.Close the rear access door.
now do as said - START
-PRINTERS & FAXES
-CHOOSE THE PRINTER ICON THAT
HAS BEEN HIGHLIGHTED WITH A
- RIGHT CLICK
- PRINTING PREFERANCES
- PAPER/QUALITY TAB
-Create a new custom paper size that is dependable on the paper you are using
- type a name & SAVE
if the problem still insists the report back and do mention which tool you are using for the printout.
if its heavy pearlized paper then i do not think th eprinter would accept it . it maintains its own standard weight to detect the paper.
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Step Three: Check the paper type
Verify that only recommended paper is being used for printing. The recommended paper types and weights for most HP printers include:
Plain paper, 20 to 24 lb (75 to 90 gsm)
Legal size paper, 20 to 24 lb (75 to 90 gsm)
Card stock, up to a maximum of 110 lb (200 gsm)
Envelopes, 20 to 24 lb (75 to 90 gsm)
Photo paper, 145 lb (236 gsm)
Supported paper weights and types vary by product. Check the Specifications sheet for your product for more information.
If you use card stock up to a maximum of 110lb then there should be no special mode to enter to print on this type of paper. Photo paper weighs in at 145 lb maximum which is heavier and can be printed on without selecting any special 'mode.'
Make sure that you are setting the proper paper type before printing any paper other than "plain" by going into the printer's "properties/preferences". If it's thick paper, choose "thick" or "heavy" or "cardstock" in the drop-down arrow.
Unless, of course, your printer doesn't accept cardstock at all, then you're out of luck.
This can be caused by the cardstock slipping to one side as it prints. Make sure when you print you are using the card stock settings found under your printer setup - paper type. Check to make sure that the paper you are usng is meant for your printer, most printers are meant for up to a certain pound of paper eg 120lbs. and going over this could mean that the paper is too heavy for your printer which causes the rollers to slip as it pulls the paper through your printer.
If there printer is not able to print on card stock then check the recommend card stock paper thickness, if the printer works with normal paper but not card stock then there is problem in the card stock and by using this paper may also damage the rollers on the printer and make the printer useless ...
I suggest you get a sheet of Card Stock (Heavy
paper) and place it in the feed way. Then press the print
button applying a slight amount of pressure on the Card Stock so it
will feed through the printer. The reason for this, is in some cases I
have been able to clear the paper track of debris that was deposited there
Worth a try, as I have fixed a number of printers this
way, saving costly repairs.
Hope this helps.Bud
To print card stock you must us the manual slot in the front of the printer and feed one at a time. Also open the back flap door so the card stock can exit out the back instead of trying to bend around for the try. That will give you the staight paper path that your thick stock needs.