Printing Special Paper

Printing Letterhead or Preprinted Paper

Special paper includes letterhead, envelopes, labels, transparencies, full-bleed images, rotated paper, postcards, custom-size, and heavy paper.

When printing letterhead or preprinted paper, it is important to load the trays with the correct orientation.

Note Paper orientation can differ when you print with an optional duplexer

Printing in portrait or landscape mode is usually selected from the software application or printer driver. If the option is not available, change the Orientation setting from the Printing Menu in the printer's control panel (page 290).

Printing Labels

Use only labels recommended for use in laser printers. Make sure that labels meet the specifications for the input tray you use (page 265).

• Load labels with the side-to-be-printed facing up, and the top, short edge toward the back, if they are letter or A4 size. For other sizes, see page 104.

• Use the Left Output Bin for printing labels.

Do not:

CAUTION Failure to follow these instructions can damage the printer.

• Do not load the trays to capacity because labels are heavier than paper.

• Do not use labels that are separating from the backing sheet, wrinkled, or damaged in any way.

• Do not use labels that have the backing sheet exposed. (Labels must cover the entire backing sheet with no exposed spaces.)

• Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive backing is designed for only one pass through the printer.

• Do not print on both sides of labels.

Printing Transparencies

Overhead transparencies used in HP LaserJet printers must be able to withstand the 392°F (200°C) temperature encountered in the printer's fusing process.

Use only transparencies recommended for use in laser printers. Because transparencies tend to stick to each other, remove each transparency from the output bin before printing the next one.

Use the Left Output Bin for printing transparencies.

Custom-size Paper in Tray 1

You can print on custom-size paper from Tray 1. For paper specifications, see page 256.

Printing on the Smallest-Sized Paper

If you are using the printer driver to set the paper size, under the Custom button, select the paper tab and set the paper size.

Some software applications require you to calculate margins in order to print on custom-size paper. The following example is provided as a guideline. Adapt this example to your paper size and unit of measurement.

1 In your software application, select Tray 1 for the paper source and Maximum (Windows PCL) or Oversize (Macintosh and Windows PS) for the paper size.

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