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Identifying Print Media and Specifications on the Dell 2155cn/cdn Laser Printer


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Table of Contents:
  1. Selecting Paper
  2. Selecting Pre-Printed Media and Letterheads
  3. Printing on a Letterhead (Pre-Printed and Pre-Punched Paper)
  4. Printing on Envelopes
  5. Labels

1.

Selecting Paper


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
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2.

Selecting Pre-Printed Media and Letterheads


When selecting pre-printed and letterhead paper for the printer:
  • Use only forms and letterheads printed using an offset lithographic or engraved printing process

  • Select paper that absorb ink, but does not bleed

  • Avoid paper with rough or heavily textured surfaces

  • Use paper printed with heat-resistant inks designed for use in xerographic copiers. The ink must withstand temperatures of 225 °C (437 °F) without melting or releasing hazardous emissions

  • Use inks that are not affected by the resin in the toner or the silicone in the fuser

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3.

Printing on a Letterhead (Pre-Printed and Pre-Punched Paper)


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



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4.

Printing on Envelopes


When printing on envelopes:
  • 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.



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5.

Labels


Your printer can print on many labels designed only for use with laser printers. When selecting labels:
  • Label adhesives, face sheet (printable stock), and topcoats must be able to withstand temperatures of 205 °C (401 °F) and pressure of 25 pounds per square inch (psi)

  • Use labels that can be without sealing, excessive curling, wrinkling, or releasing hazardous emissions

  • Do not use label sheets with a slick backing material

When printing on labels:
  • Use labels that can withstand temperatures of 205 °C (401 °F) without sealing, excessive curling, wrinkling, or releasing hazardous emissions

  • Set the paper type to Label from the printer driver

  • Use "Standard Tray" for label

  • Do not print through "Single Sheet Feeder" for label

  • Do not load labels together with paper in the same tray

  • Do not print within 1 mm (0.04 inches) of the die-cut

  • Do not print within 1 mm (0.04 inches) of the edge of the label, of the perforations, or between die-cuts of the label

  • Do not print a label through the printer more than once

  • Portrait orientation is preferred, especially when printing bar codes

  • Do not use labels that have exposed adhesive

  • Use full label sheets. Partial sheets may cause labels to peel off during printing, resulting in a jam

  • Do not use label sheets that have adhesive to the edge of the sheet

  • It is recommended that zone coating of the adhesive is done at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) away from edges. Adhesive material contaminates your printer and could void your warranty

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