Print Media and Specifications for the 3333dn / 3335dn Dell Laser Printers

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  1. Print Media and Specifications for the 3333dn / 3335dn Dell Laser Printers
  2. Print Media Supported Paper Sizes
  3. Print Media Supported Paper Types and Weights

This article provides information on "Print Media and Specifications for the 3333dn / 3335dn Dell Laser Printers"

1. Print Media and Specifications for the 3333dn / 3335dn Dell Laser Printers

The following tables provide information on standard and optional print media.

Recommended Paper

  • The printer can automatically feed paper weights from 60–176 g/m2 (16–47 lb bond) grain long. Paper lighter than 60 g/m2 (16 lb) might not be stiff enough to feed properly, causing jams. For best performance, use 75 g/m2 (20 lb bond) grain long paper. For paper smaller than 182 x 257 mm (7.2 x 10.1 in.), we recommend 90 g/m2 (24 lb) or heavier paper.
  • Curl is the tendency for paper to curl at its edges. Excessive curl can cause paper feeding problems. Curl can occur after the paper passes through the printer, where it is exposed to high temperatures. Storing paper unwrapped in hot, humid, cold, or dry conditions, even in the trays, can contribute to paper curling prior to printing and can cause feeding problems.
  • Paper smoothness directly affects print quality. If paper is too rough, then toner cannot fuse to it properly. If paper is too smooth, then it can cause paper feeding or print quality issues. Always use paper between 100 and 300 Sheffield points; smoothness between 150 and 250 Sheffield points produces the best print quality.
  • The amount of moisture in paper affects both print quality and the ability of the printer to feed the paper correctly. Leave paper in its original wrapper until it is time to use it. This limits the exposure of paper to moisture changes that can degrade its performance.

    Condition paper before printing by storing it in its original wrapper in the same environment as the printer for 24 to 48 hours before printing. Extend the time several days if the storage or transportation environment is very different from the printer environment. Thick paper may also require a longer conditioning period.
  • Grain refers to the alignment of the paper fibers in a sheet of paper. Grain is either grain long, running the length of the paper, or grain short, running the width of the paper.
  • For 60–176 g/m2 (16–47 lb bond) paper, grain long paper is recommended. For paper heavier than 176 g/m2, grain short is recommended.
  • Most high‑quality xerographic paper is made from 100% chemically treated pulped wood. This content provides the paper with a high degree of stability resulting in fewer paper feeding problems and better print quality. Paper containing fibers such as cotton can negatively affect paper handling.

Unacceptable Paper

The following papers are not recommended for use with the printer:

  • Chemically treated papers used to make copies without carbon paper, also known as carbonless papers, carbonless copy paper (CCP), or no carbon required (NCR) paper.
  • Preprinted papers with chemicals that may contaminate the printer.
  • Preprinted papers that can be affected by the temperature in the printer fuser.
  • Preprinted papers that require a registration (the precise print location on the page) greater than ±2.3 mm (±0.9 in.), such as optical character recognition (OCR) forms.

    In some cases, registration can be adjusted with a software application to successfully print on these forms.
  • Coated papers (erasable bond), synthetic papers, thermal papers.
  • Rough‑edged, rough or heavily textured surface papers, or curled papers.
  • Recycled papers that fail EN12281:2002 (European).
  • Paper weighing less than 60 g/m2 (16 lb).
  • Multiple‑part forms or documents.

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2. Print Media Supported Paper Sizes

Paper Size Dimensions Standard 250-Sheet Tray Optional 550‑Sheet Tray Multi‑Purpose Feeder Duplex Unit Automatic Document Feeder
A4 210 x 297 mm
(8.3 x 11.7 in.)
A5 148 x 210 mm
(5.8 x 8.3 in.)
A6 *1 105 x 148 mm
(4.1 x 5.8 in.)
JIS B5 182 x 257 mm
(7.2 x 10.1 in.)
Letter 216 x 279 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.)
Legal 216 x 356 mm
(8.5 x 14 in.)
Executive 184 x 267 mm
(7.3 x 10.5 in.)
Oficio 216 x 340 mm
(8.5 x 13.4 in.)
Folio 216 x 330 mm
(8.5 x 13 in.)
Statement 140 x 216 mm
(5.5 x 8.5 in.)
Universal *2 *3 138 x 210 mm
(5.5 x 8.3 in.)
up to
216 x 356 mm
(8.5 x 14 in.)
70 x 127 mm
(2.8 x 5 in.)
up to
216 x 356 mm
(8.5 x 14 in.)
148 x 182 mm
(5.8 x 7.7 in.)
up to
216 x 356 mm
(8.5 x 14 in.)
7 3/4 Envelope
98 x 191 mm
(3.9 x 7.5 in.)
9 Envelope 98 x 225 mm
(3.9 x 8.9 in.)
10 Envelope 105 x 241 mm
(4.1 x 9.5 in.)
DL Envelope 110 x 220 mm
(4.3 x 8.7 in.)
C5 Envelope 162 x 229 mm
(6.4 x 9.1 in.)
B5 Envelope 176 x 250 mm
(6.9 x 9.8 in.)
Other Envelope 98 x 162 mm
(3.99 x 6.4 in.) to
176 x 250 mm
(6.9 x 9.8 in.)
  • *1 - A6 is supported only for grain long papers.
  • *2 - If a paper size you want to use is not listed, configure a Universal paper size.
  • *3 - To support duplexing, the Universal width must be between 210 mm (8.267 in) and 215.9 mm (8.5 in); Universal length must be between 279.4 mm (11 in) and 355.6 mm (14 in).

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3. Print Media Supported Paper Types and Weights

The printer engine and the duplex path support 60–90 g/m2 (16–24 lb) paper weights. The multipurpose feeder supports 60–163 g/m2 (16–43 lb) paper weights.

Note: Labels, transparencies, envelopes, and card stock always print at reduced speed.
Paper Type Standard 250-Sheet Tray Optional 550‑Sheet Tray Multi‑Purpose Feeder Duplex Unit
Plain Paper
Card Stock
Vinyl Labels
Colored Paper
Light Paper
Heavy Paper
Rough / Cotton
Custom Type <x>
(Where x Represents 1–6)

Printer support
More information can be found in the User Guide for your model printer, or visit our Printer Support site for additional information, troubleshooting articles and videos.

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It is recommended that only Dell Branded toner, drums, transfer rollers or other consumables are used in our laser printers. Dell cannot guarantee compatibility or the print quality of any 3rd party consumables.

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