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Print Media and Specifications for the 7130cdn Dell Laser Printers


Table of Contents:

  1. Supported Media
  2. General Media Loading Guidelines
  3. Media That Can Damage Your Printer
  4. Printing on Transparencies
  5. Printing on Envelopes
  6. Printing on Labels
  7. Printing on Glossy Paper
  8. Using Custom Paper Types
  9. Using Custom Size Paper

1. Supported Media

Your printer is designed to be used with a variety of media types. Follow the guidelines in this section to ensure the best print quality and to avoid jams.

For best results, use Dell recommended printing media specified for your Dell 7130cdn printer.

You can also print a summary of supported media (the Paper Tips information page) directly from the printer.

Caution: Damage caused by using unsupported paper, transparencies, and other specialty media is not covered by the Dell warranty or service agreement.

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2. General Media Loading Guidelines

Follow these guidelines when loading paper and media in the appropriate trays:

  • Use only Dell recommended transparencies; print quality may vary with other transparencies.
  • Do not print on sheets of label stock that have labels removed.
  • Use only paper envelopes. Print envelopes single-sided only.
  • Do not overload the paper trays.
  • Adjust the paper guides to fit the paper size.

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3. Media That Can Damage Your Printer

Your printer is designed to use a variety of paper and media types for print and copy jobs. However, some media can cause poor output quality, increased paper jams, or damage to your printer.

Do not use the following:

  • Rough or porous media.
  • Inkjet paper.
  • Non-laser glossy or coated paper.
  • Paper that has been photocopied.
  • Paper that has been folded or wrinkled.
  • Paper with cutouts or perforations.
  • Stapled paper.
  • Envelopes with windows, metal clasps, side seams, or adhesives with release strips.
  • Padded envelopes.
  • Plastic media other than supported transparencies.

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4. Printing on Transparencies

Transparencies can be printed from Tray 1 (MPT) and Tray 2. They should be printed on one side only.

Caution: Damage caused by using unsupported paper, transparencies or other specialty media is not covered by the Dell warranty or service agreement.

Guidelines

  • Remove all paper before loading transparencies in the tray.
  • Do not load more than 50 transparencies in Tray 1 (MPT). Do not load more than 100 transparencies in Tray 2. Overloading the tray may cause the printer to jam.
  • Handle transparencies by the edges using both hands to avoid fingerprints and creases, which can cause poor print quality.
  • After loading the transparencies in the tray, use the control panel to change the paper type to Dell recommended Transparency.

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5. Printing on Envelopes

Envelopes can be printed from Tray 1 (MPT) only.

Guidelines

  • Successful envelope printing is highly dependent on the quality and construction of the envelopes. Use envelopes made specifically for laser printers.
  • It is recommended that you maintain constant temperatures and relative humidity.
  • Store unused envelopes in their packaging to avoid the effects of moisture and dryness which can affect print quality and cause wrinkling. Excessive moisture can cause the envelopes to seal before or during printing.
  • Avoid padded envelopes; purchase envelopes that lie flat on a surface.
  • Remove air bubbles from the envelopes before loading by setting a heavy book on top of the envelopes.
  • If wrinkling or embossing problems occur, use a different brand of envelopes made specifically for laser printers.
Caution: Never use envelopes with windows or metal clasps; they can damage the printer. Damage caused by using unsupported envelopes is not covered under the Dell warranty or service agreement.

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6. Printing on Labels

Labels can be printed from Tray 1 (MPT) only.

Guidelines

  • Do not use vinyl labels.
  • Print only on one side of the sheet of labels. Use full sheet labels only.
  • Do not use any sheet where labels are missing; it may damage the printer.
  • Store unused labels flat in their original packaging. Leave the sheets of labels inside the original packaging until ready to use. Return any unused sheets of labels to the original packaging and reseal it.
  • Do not store labels in extremely dry or humid conditions or extremely hot or cold conditions. Storing them in extreme conditions may cause print quality problems or cause them to jam in the printer.
  • Rotate stock frequently. Long periods of storage in extreme conditions can cause labels to curl and jam in the printer.
  • In the printer driver, select either Labels as the paper type or Tray 1 (MPT) as the paper source.

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7. Printing on Glossy Paper

Glossy paper can be printed from any tray within the following weight range:

  • Thin Glossy Paper: 106–169 g/m2
  • Glossy Paper: 170–220 g/m2
  • Thick Glossy Paper: 221–256 g/m2
Note: Glossy paper should be printed on one side only.

Guidelines

  • Do not open sealed packages of glossy paper until you are ready to load them into the printer.
  • Leave glossy paper in the original wrapper, and store unopened packages in the original shipping carton until ready to use.
  • Remove all other paper from the tray before loading glossy paper.
  • Load only the amount of glossy paper you plan to use and remove the unused portion from the tray when you are finished printing. Replace the unused portion in the original wrapper and seal for later use.
  • Rotate stock frequently. Long periods of storage in extreme conditions can cause glossy paper to curl and jam in the printer.
Note: Use the Calibrate for Paper menu to adjust the printer for each type of glossy media. Calibration only uses Tray 1 (MPT). Place at least 9 sheets of the media to be calibrated in Tray 1 (MPT). Review each of the 9 reference pages printed and adjust the toner transfer settings for optimal results.

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8. Using Custom Paper Types

Use this feature to create your own custom paper type with specific settings that you can reuse for routine print jobs, for example, monthly reports. Custom paper types are created in the Embedded Web Server and appear in the printer driver, control panel, and EWS. You can define up to 5 custom names and assign base paper types to them. The control panel always lists all five types, but the driver only lists the ones that are not hidden.

Note: Only Windows or Macintosh drivers connected over a network can show the redefined names and hide the types. Other drivers show all five default names.

To modify custom paper types:

  1. Launch your Web browser.
  2. Enter the printer’s IP address in the browser’s Address field.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Select the General folder on the left navigation panel.
  5. Select Custom Paper Types.
  6. Enter or modify the settings, then click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Note:
  • Uncheck the Hide checkbox in order for the custom paper type to appear in the network connected Windows or Macintosh printer driver.



  • For more information about creating custom paper types, click the Help button on the Properties tab to view the online help.

To load custom paper types in your printer:

  1. Load the paper into the tray of your choice.
  2. When the control panel prompts you to confirm the type of paper in the tray, select Change setup, then press the OK button.
  3. Select the appropriate paper type, then press the OK button.
  4. Select the appropriate paper size, then press the OK button.

To select custom paper types in your printer driver:

Windows 2000 or later

  1. Select the Paper / Output tab.
  2. Click the button to the right of the Paper summary and select Other Type.
  3. From the drop-down list, select the custom paper type you want to use.
  4. Click the OK button.

Mac OS X version 10.5

  1. Go to the Print menu
  2. In the print drop-down list, select Dell Features.
    The Paper/Output drop-down appears.
  3. In the Paper drop-down list, select Other Type.
    From the drop-down list, select the custom paper type you want to use.
  4. Click the Print button.
Note: For other drivers, select one of the five default custom paper type names that you set up in the Embedded Web Server.

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9. Using Custom Size Paper

Custom size paper can print from all trays. Many custom sizes can fit in all trays, but some of the smallest and largest sizes can fit in only one or some trays. Use the following dimensions for custom size paper:

Tray 1 (MPT) Tray 2 Trays 3–5
Short edge 89–320 mm (3.5–12.6 in.) 140–297 mm (5.5–11.7 in.) 140–330 mm (5.5–13 in.)
Long edge 99–1200 mm (3.9–47.25 in.) 182–432 mm (7.2–17 in.) 182–457 mm (7.2–18 in.)

The best way for custom sizes to work is to do the following:

  1. Define the settings in the printer driver or application.
  2. Define the size in the printer.
  3. Load the paper in the printer.
  4. Send the print job.

To define a custom size at the printer:

  1. Load the paper into the tray of your choice.
  2. When the control panel prompts you to confirm the type of paper in the tray, press the OK button to use the current tray setup. If you loaded a new type of paper in the tray, do the following:
    1. Select Change setup, then press the OK button.
    2. Select the appropriate paper type, then press the OK button.
  3. At the Paper Size menu, select New Custom Size, then press the OK button.
  4. At the Short Edge menu:
    1. Press the OK button if the correct short edge size is displayed as the current setup.
    2. Select Change, then press the OK button and use the arrow buttons to enter a new short edge size. Press the OK button when you are finished.
  5. At the Long Edge menu:
    1. Press the OK button if the correct long edge size is displayed as the current setup.
    2. Select Change, then press the OK button and use the arrow buttons to enter a new long edge size. Press the OK button when you are finished.
  6. If the paper can be loaded both LEF or SEF, the Paper Orientation menu is displayed. Select Long-Edge Feed for faster printing. Select Short-Edge Feed when the media curls or peels.
Note: When you replace the custom size in the tray with a standard size:
  • In the Tray 1 (MPT) size list, select the size you loaded.



  • In the Tray 2–5 size list, select Auto-Sensed, so that the tray guides determine the standard size.

To define a custom size in your printer driver:

Windows 2000 or later

  1. Select the Paper / Output tab.
  2. Click the button to the right of the Paper summary and select Other Size.
  3. In the Paper Size dialog box, select New in the Output Paper Size drop-down list.
  4. In the New Custom Size dialog box, enter a descriptive name in the Name box and the dimensions in the Width and Height boxes.
  5. Click the OK button.

Mac OS X version 10.4 and newer

  1. Select Page Setup from the File menu.
  2. Select the Dell 7130 printer.
  3. In the Paper Size drop-down list select Manage Custom Sizes.
  4. Click the + button to add a new custom page size.
  5. Provide a descriptive name for the custom page size and enter the page size and margin information.

Set up your document with the custom size so that the driver will select it automatically. If your document is another size, select the custom size as follows:

  1. Select the Paper / Output tab.
  2. Click the button to the right of the Paper summary and select Other Size.
  3. In the Paper Size dialog box, select the custom size you created in the Output Paper Size drop-down list.
  4. Click the OK button.

If these steps do not correct the problem, please contact Dell Technical Support.


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