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Usable Paper

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Paper Size

The following shows the paper sizes that can be used with this printer.

: The paper is available for 1-sided printing and automatic 2-sided printing.

: The paper is available for only 1-sided printing.

: The paper cannot be used for printing.

Paper Size
(short edge x long edge)
Paper Source
Multi-purpose TrayCassette 1Cassette 2
Cassette 3
Cassette 4
(Optional)
A3*1 (297.0 mm x 420.0 mm)
B4*1 (257.0 mm x 364.0 mm)
A4*2 (210.0 mm x 297.0 mm)
B5*2 (182.0 mm x 257.0 mm)
A5*1 (148.0 mm x 210.0 mm)
12 x 18*1 (12.00 in. x 18.00 in.)
Ledger*1 (11.00 in. x 17.00 in.)
Legal*1 (8.50 in. x 14.00 in.)
Letter*2 (8.50 in. x 11.00 in.)
Executive*2 (7.25 in. x 10.50 in.)
8K*1 (270.0 mm x 390.0 mm)
16K*2 (195.0 mm x 270.0 mm)
Envelope DL*1 (110.0 mm x 220.0 mm)
Envelope COM10*1 (104.7 mm x 241.3 mm)
Envelope C5*1 (162.0 mm x 229.0 mm)
Envelope Monarch*1 (98.4 mm x 190.5 mm)
Envelope B5*1 (176.0 mm x 250.0 mm)
Custom paper size*3*4*5*6
Long size*1*7

*1 The paper can be loaded only in landscape orientation (when the long edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer).
*2 The paper can be loaded only in portrait orientation (when the short edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer).
*3 You can perform automatic 2-sided printing on paper of the following custom paper sizes.
・Short edges 148.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 182.0 to 431.8 mm
*4 You can load paper of the following custom paper sizes.
・In case of portrait orientation (when the short edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer):
Short edges 127.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 127.0 to 297.0 mm
・In case of landscape orientation (when the long edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer):
Short edges 76.2 to 320.0 mm; Long edges 127.0 to 457.2 mm
* When paper whose short edges are more than 312 mm is used, streaks may appear on both sides of the paper.
*5 You can load paper of the following custom paper sizes.
・In case of portrait orientation (when the short edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer):
Short edges 182.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 182.0 to 297.0 mm
・In case of landscape orientation (when the long edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer):
Short edges 148.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 182.0 to 431.8 mm
* The paper whose short edges are 279.5 mm or more and long edges are 420.1 mm or more cannot be loaded.
*6 You can load paper of the following custom paper sizes.
・In case of portrait orientation (when the short edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer):
Short edges 148.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 210.0 to 297.0 mm
・In case of landscape orientation (when the long edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer):
Short edges 210.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 210.0 to 431.8 mm
* The paper whose short edges are 279.5 mm or more and long edges are 420.1 mm or more cannot be loaded.
*7 The long-size paper whose short edges are 210.0 to 297.0 mm and long edges are 457.3 to 1,200.0 mm can be loaded.

Caution

About print speed

The print speed may drop depending on the paper settings for the size, orientation, type, and number of copies.
When continuously printing paper whose width is 279.4 mm (Letter size) or less, the print speed may drop gradually.
The print speed drops in the following cases.

- When [High Definition Text] in [Objective] in the [Quality] sheet is selected

- When [High Definition] in [Mode Details] in the [Custom Settings] dialog box in the [Quality] sheet is selected

- When printing paper whose width is more than 300 mm

Paper Type

The following shows the paper types that can be used with this printer.

: The paper is available for 1-sided printing and automatic 2-sided printing.

: The paper is available for only 1-sided printing.

: The paper cannot be used for printing.

Paper TypeSetting for [Paper Type] in the Printer DriverPaper Source
Multi-purpose TrayCassette 1Cassette 2
Cassette 3
Cassette 4
(Optional)
Plain paper*175 to 90 g/㎡[Plain Paper]
[Rough Paper]*2
60 to 74 g/㎡[Plain Paper L]
91 to 105 g/㎡[Plain Paper H]
[Rough Paper]*2
Heavy paper106 to 128 g/㎡[Heavy Paper 1]
129 to 163 g/㎡[Heavy Paper 2]
164 to 216 g/㎡[Heavy Paper 3]
Transparency (black-and-white printing only)[Transparency]
Label[Label]
Coated paper100 to 129 g/㎡[Coated Paper 1]
130 to 160 g/㎡[Coated Paper 2]
161 to 220 g/㎡[Coated Paper 3]
Envelope[Envelope]

*1 Recycled paper can be used as plain paper.
*2 Specify [Rough Paper] for this option when a paper jam occurs or when you want to improve the fixation on printing coarse paper (75 to 105 g/㎡) with [Plain Paper] or [Plain Paper H] selected.

Plain paper

This printer can print plain paper (60 to 105 g/㎡) of the following sizes.

Standard paper size: A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, 12 x 18, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, 16K
Custom paper size: Short edges 76.2 to 320.0 mm; Long edges 127.0 to 457.2 mm
Long size: Short edges 210.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 457.3 to 1,200.0 mm

* The following plain paper is available for automatic 2-sided printing.

A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, or 16K size paper
Custom size paper whose short edges are 148.0 to 297.0 mm and long edges are 182.0 to 431.8 mm

* Recycled paper can be used as plain paper.

Heavy paper

This printer can print heavy paper (106 to 216 g/㎡) of the following sizes.

Standard paper size: A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, 12 x 18, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, 16K
Custom paper size: Short edges 76.2 to 320.0 mm; Long edges 127.0 to 457.2 mm
Long size: Short edges 210.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 457.3 to 1,200.0 mm

* The following heavy paper (106 to 128 g/㎡) is available for automatic 2-sided printing.

A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, or 16K size paper
Custom size paper whose short edges are 148.0 to 297.0 mm and long edges are 182.0 to 431.8 mm

Caution

About print speed

The print speed drops when printing on heavy paper (129 to 216 g/㎡).

Transparency

This printer can print A4 and Letter size transparencies.

Caution

Precautions when using transparencies

Transparencies can only be printed in black and white.
Thoroughly fan the transparencies before loading them as they may stick to each other.
Take care not to mark or stain the printing surface of the transparencies with fingerprints, dust, or oil.
The print speed drops when printing on transparencies.

Label

This printer can print labels of the following sizes.

However, to obtain the optimum print quality, it is recommended to use A4 or Letter size labels.

Standard paper size: A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, 12 x 18, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, 16K
Custom paper size: Short edges 76.2 to 320.0 mm; Long edges 127.0 to 457.2 mm
Long size: Short edges 210.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 457.3 to 1,200.0 mm

Caution

Precautions when using labels

Using the following types of labels may result in paper jams that are difficult to clear or may result in damage to the printer.

- Peeled labels or partly used labels

- Coated labels that are easily peeled off from the backing sheet

- Labels with uneven adhesive

The print speed drops when printing labels.

Caution

When printing on labels

Depending on the label type, the output paper may curl excessively. In this case, perform printing using either of the following methods.

- Taking out one sheet at a time each time it is output

- Loading labels in landscape orientation (when the long edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer) and printing

* If you want to print standard size paper which can be loaded only in portrait orientation (when the short edges of the paper are parallel to the front side of the printer) such as A4 or Letter, register such paper size as a custom paper size as follows.

1. Register a standard paper size as a custom paper size.

2. Select the custom paper size registered in [Output Size] in the [Page Setup] sheet.

3. Make sure that the [Feed Custom Paper Horizontally from the Multi-purpose Tray] check box in the [Paper Source] sheet is cleared.

4. Load paper in landscape orientation and perform printing.

Coated paper

This printer can print coated paper (100 to 220 g/㎡) of the following sizes.

However, to obtain the optimum print quality, it is recommended to use A3, A4 or Letter size coated paper.

Standard paper size: A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, 12 x 18, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, 16K
Custom paper size: Short edges 76.2 to 320.0 mm; Long edges 127.0 to 457.2 mm
Long size: Short edges 210.0 to 297.0 mm; Long edges 457.3 to 1,200.0 mm

* The following coated paper (100 to 160 g/㎡) is available for automatic 2-sided printing.

A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Ledger (11 x 17), Legal, Letter, Executive, 8K, or 16K size paper
Custom size paper whose short edges are 148.0 to 297.0 mm and long edges are 182.0 to 431.8 mm

Caution

About print speed

The print speed drops when printing on coated paper (130 to 220 g/㎡).

Envelope

This printer can print the following envelopes.

Caution

Precautions when using envelopes

Using the following types of envelopes may result in paper jams that are difficult to clear or may result in damage to the printer.

- Envelopes with fasteners or snaps

- Envelopes with address windows

- Envelopes with adhesive on the surface

- Wrinkled or creased envelopes

- Poorly manufactured envelopes in which the glued parts are uneven

- Irregularly-shaped envelopes

Before loading envelopes, flatten the stack of envelopes to release any remaining air, and press the fold lines along the edges tight.
Do not print on the reverse side (glued side) of envelopes.

Caution

When printing on envelopes

They may become creased.
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