How to Check the Paper Specifications on the C1765nf / C1765nfw Dell Laser Printers

How to Check the Paper Specifications on the C1765nf / C1765nfw Dell Laser Printers

Table of Contents:

  1. How to Check the Paper Specifications on the C1765nf / C1765nfw Dell Laser Printers
  2. Unacceptable Paper
  3. Supported Paper

1. How to Check the Paper Specifications on the C1765nf / C1765nfw Dell Laser Printers

Print media can be 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 section describes selecting print media, caring for print media, and loading the print media in Multipurpose Feeder (MPF) or Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI).

Note: Always print several samples before buying large quantities of any type of print media. When choosing any print media, you should consider the weight, fiber content, and color.

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2. Unacceptable Paper

The following paper types are not recommended for use with the printer:

  • Chemically treated paper used to make copies without carbon paper, also known as carbonless paper, carbonless copy paper (CCP), or no carbon required (NCR) paper.
  • Preprinted paper with chemicals that may contaminate the printer.
  • Preprinted paper that can be affected by the temperature in the fusing unit.
  • Preprinted paper that require a registration (the precise print location on the page) greater than ±0.09 inches, such as optical character recognition (OCR) forms.
    In some cases, you can adjust registration with your software program to successfully print on these forms.
  • Coated paper (erasable bond), synthetic paper, thermal paper.
  • Rough-edged, rough or heavily textured surface paper, or curled paper.
  • Recycled paper containing more than 25% post-consumer waste that do not meet DIN 19 309.
  • Multiple-part forms or documents.
  • Print quality may deteriorate (blank spaces or blotches may appear in the text) when printing on talc or acid paper.
  • Moist paper that may cause wrinkle.

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3. Supported Paper

Supported Paper Sizes

Multipurpose Feeder (MPF) Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
A4 (210x297 mm) Y Y
B5 (182x257 mm) Y Y
A5 (148x210 mm) Y Y
C5 (162x229 mm) Y Y
Monarch (3.875x7.5 in) Y Y
Monarch LEF (7.5x3.875 in)*1 Y Y*4
Envelope #10 (4.125x9.5 in) Y Y
DL (110x220 mm) Y Y
DL LEF (220x110 mm)*1 Y Y*4
Letter (8.5x11 in) Y Y
Legal (8.5x14 in) Y Y
Folio (8.5x13 in) Y Y
Executive (7.25 x 10.5 in) Y Y
Custom*2*3 Y Y
Note: Not available when the XML Paper Specification (XPS) Printer Driver is used.
  1. *You can place the originals in a long-edge feed direction or in a short-edge feed direction.
  2. *Custom width: 76.2 mm (3.00 inches) to 215.9 mm (8.50 inches)
    The maximum width for envelope (DL LEF): 220.0 mm (8.66 inches)
    Custom length: 127.0 mm (5.00 inches) to 355.6 mm (14.00 inches)
    The maximum length for envelope (Monarch LEF): 98.4 mm (3.87 inches)
  3. *Only the administrator user can set the custom size from the printer driver.
  4. *Be sure to fully insert the envelope until it stops. Otherwise, print media that is loaded on the MPF will be fed.

Supported Paper Types

Media Multipurpose Feeder (MPF) Priority Sheet Inserter (PSI)
Plain Y* Y*
Plain Side 2 Y Y
Plain Thick Y Y
Plain Thick Side 2 Y Y
Recycled Y Y
Recycled Side 2 Y Y
Label Y Y
Covers Y Y
Covers Side 2 Y Y
Envelope Y Y
Coated Y Y
Coated Side 2 Y Y

* Values marked by an asterisk (*) are the factory default menu settings.

Paper Type Specifications

Paper type Weight (gsm) Remarks
Plain Paper 60-90 -
Plain Thick Paper 91-105 -
Covers 106-163 -
Coated 106-163 Inkjet printer paper cannot be used.
Label - Inkjet printer paper cannot be used.
Envelopes - -
Recycled 60-105 -

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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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Article ID: SLN295717

Last Date Modified: 01/28/2019 12:27 PM

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