HP LaserJet 5100 Printer series - Paper Specifications

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Paper Specifications

HP LaserJet printers produce excellent print quality. This printer
accepts a variety of media, such as cut-sheet paper (including
recycled paper), envelopes, labels, transparencies, vellum, and
custom-size paper. Properties such as weight, grain, and moisture
content are important factors affecting printer performance and
output quality.

The printer can use a variety of paper and other print media in
accordance with the guidelines in this manual. Paper that does not
meet these guidelines may cause the following problems:

poor print quality

increased paper jams

premature wear on the printer, requiring repair


For best results, use only HP brand paper and print media.
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of other
brands. Because they are not HP products, HP cannot influence or
control their quality.

It is possible for paper to meet all of the guidelines in this manual
and still not produce satisfactory results. This might be the result of
improper handling, unacceptable temperature and humidity levels,
or other variables over which Hewlett-Packard has no control.

Before purchasing a large quantity of paper, make sure it meets the
requirements specified in this user’s guide and in the HP LaserJet
Printer Family Print Media Guide.
(To order the guide, see page 7.)
Always test paper before purchasing a large quantity.


Using paper outside HP specifications may cause problems for the
printer, requiring repair. This repair is not covered by the
Hewlett-Packard warranty or service agreements.

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