Print media refers to paper, labels, envelopes, and coated paper among others.
Your printer provides high-quality printing on a variety of print media. Selecting the appropriate print media for your printer helps avoid printing troubles. This article describes selecting print media, caring for print media, and loading the print media.
For the best print quality in colour, use 75 g/m2 (20 lb) xerographic, grain long paper. For the best print quality in black and white, use 90 g/m2 (24 lb xerographic, grain long paper
It is recommended that you try a sample first before buying large quantities of any print media
Proper paper selection helps prevent jams and ensures trouble-free printing
Always use new, undamaged paper
Before loading the paper, identify the recommended print side of the paper
Do not use paper that you have cut or trimmed
Do not mix print media sizes, weights, or types in the same source as this may result in a paper jam
Do not remove the tray while printing is in progress
Ensure that the paper is properly loaded in the tray
Flex the paper back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the edges of the stack on a level surface
For more detailed information on the Print Media Specifications, please use the 2150cn/cdn User Guide by going to www.Dell.com/manuals and enter your Printers service tag
Page orientation is important when printing on pre-printed paper such as letterhead and pre-punched paper.
NOTE: Set LetterH Dup Mode (Letterhead Duplex Mode) to Enable and Paper Type to Letterhead, Preprinted, or Prepunched from the operator panel or the printer driver, even if printing single sided (simplex) jobs.
To load a Letterheaded Paper in the Main or Optional Tray:Load Face Up with the letterhead entering last
To load a Letterheaded Paper in the Main or Optional Tray for a Duplex (2-sided) Print:
To load a Letterheaded Paper in the SSF (Single Sheet Feeder):Load Face Down with Letterhead Entering First
Use only high-quality envelopes that are designed for use in laser printers
Set the print media source to the single sheet feeder or the standard 250-sheet tray
Set the paper type to Envelope, and select the correct size of envelope from the printer driver
Use envelopes made from 75 g/m2 (20 lb bond) paper. You can use up to 105 g/m2 (28 lb bond) weight for the envelope feeder as long as the cotton content is 25 % or less. Envelopes with 100 % cotton content must not exceed 90 g/m2 (24 lb bond) weight
Use only freshly unpackaged, undamaged envelopes
Use envelopes that can withstand temperatures of 205 °C (401 °F) without sealing, excessive curling, wrinkling, or releasing hazardous emissions
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the envelopes
To load an envelope into the single sheet feeder, insert the envelope with the flaps closed and the short-edge of the envelope facing into the printer. The print side must be facing down
Use one envelope size during a print job
Ensure that the humidity is low because high humidity (more than 60 %) and the high printing temperatures may seal the envelopes
For best performance, do not use envelopes that:
Have excessive curl or twist
Are stuck together or damaged in any way
Contain windows, holes, perforations, cutouts, or embossing
Use metal clasps, string ties, or metal folding bars
Have an interlocking design
Have postage stamps attached
Have any exposed adhesive when the flap is in the sealed or closed position
Have nicked edges or bent corners
Have rough, cockle, or laid finishes
To load an envelope into the single sheet feeder, insert the envelope short edge feed with the flap closed and the print side down. Ensure that the flap comes at the right when you face towards the printer.