October 3, 2008, Newsletter Issue #135: Paper Types Matter When Using Photocopy Toner

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Photocopy toner can be efficient if youíve got all the right tools. Having all the right tools can mean using the right type of paper. Here are some of the considerations for matching up paper types with your photocopy toner.

Make sure you choose the right fuser media weight setting for particular types of paper when using your photocopy toner. Choose the proper feed method for glossy papers. If youíre using glossy paper, there might be more slippage and your photocopy toner wonít work properly with this type of paper unless you run it through the multi-purpose paper tray. The multi-purpose tray feeds the medium through a more direct path.Donít use inkjet paper with your photocopy toner. Inkjet paper is specifically formulated for use with inks, while laser papers are specifically formulated for use with photocopy toner.Check for the proper weight if youíre choosing bond to run through your copier. Certain paperweights may not be compatible with your machine.

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