Selecting items for faxing, copying, and
The HP LaserJet 3100 product can fax, copy, and scan various types
of items, from 2 by 3.5 inches (51 by 89 mm) (the size of a business
card) to 8.5 by 30 inches (215 by 762 mm) pages. It also accepts
bond papers, onionskin papers, newspaper pages, magazine pages,
recycled papers, transparencies, items in carrier sheets and
photographs in carrier sheets.
Also, coarser papers scan more easily. While slick papers go through
the HP LaserJet 3100 product, it may be more difficult. For best
results, feed slick sheets one at a time.
You should not put anything in the HP LaserJet 3100 product that
could get stuck in or damage the feed mechanism. Observe the
following to minimize the possibility of jams.
Remove self-stick notes.
Remove staples and paper clips.
Straighten any curls or wrinkles from documents before putting
them into the document feeder tray.
Do not send any document with glue, correction fluid, or wet ink
Do not send gum-backed paper or labels.
Place documents with tears, perforations, or punch holes in a
Avoid multiple copy forms.
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When scanning, you need to protect small, fragile, lightweight (less
than 12 lb, or 46 g/m
), or irregularly sized items such as receipts,
newspaper clippings, photographs or old or worn documents. To do
so, HP recommends that you do one of the following:
Place the item in a carrier sheet. You can buy a carrier sheet, or
you can make one by taping a transparency and piece of paper
together along one of the short sides. Insert the item to be faxed,
copied, or scanned into the carrier, and insert the carrier into the
document feeder tray, taped edge first.
Using clear tape, tape the leading and trailing edges of the item to
a sheet of letter- or A4-size paper. If the item is not square or
rectangular, tape all edges of the item to the paper.
If you have access to a full-size copier, copy the item first and
then send the copy through the scanner.
When sending items in a carrier sheet, you need to move the special
media lever to the right and feed only one carrier sheet at a time. See
“To load thick items” in this chapter.
If you have a problem with the HP LaserJet 3100 product, see
chapter 9, “Troubleshooting and Maintenance.”
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