HP LaserJet 3100 All in One Printer series - Selecting media types

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Selecting media types

If available in your area, HP recommends that you use HP LaserJet
or HP Multipurpose paper (since it has been designed specifically for
use with your HP LaserJet 3100 product) or paper meeting HP’s
specifications. When it meets HP’s requirements, you can also use
paper with up to 100% recycled fiber content. To order HP paper or

HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper Specification Guide, see

“Ordering parts” in chapter 9.

Some papers do not work as well as others. Make sure whatever
paper stock you choose meets the specifications detailed in the paper
specification guide.

Highly textured stock such as linen might not print evenly. Very slick
papers might jam or repel toner. Multipart forms could wrinkle or get
jammed in the HP LaserJet 3100 product. And paper in poor
condition, such as if it contained tears, wrinkles, or bent edges, could

Avoid envelopes with a very slick finish, ones that have self-stick
adhesives, or those with clasps or windows. Also, avoid envelopes
with thick, irregular, or curled edges or areas that are wrinkled, torn,
or otherwise damaged.

For envelopes, do use a sturdy envelope of approximately 16 to 27 lb
(7.25 to 12.25 kg) weight. Use tightly constructed envelopes and
make sure the folds are sharply creased.

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