Selecting print media

Selecting print media

You can use many types of paper and other print media with this printer.

Before purchasing any paper or specialized forms in quantity, verify that your paper supplier has obtained and understands the print-media requirements that are specified in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide.

See Supplies and accessories to order the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide. To download a copy of the guide, go to for the HP Color LaserJet 3000 Series printer, for the HP Color LaserJet 3600 Series printer, or for the HP Color LaserJet 3800 Series printer. Select Manuals.

It is possible that paper could meet all of the guidelines in this chapter or the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide and still not print satisfactorily. This can result from abnormal characteristics of the printing environment or other variables over which HP has no control (for example, extremes in temperature and humidity).

Hewlett-Packard Company recommends testing any paper before buying it in large quantities.

HP 3000 3600 3800 caution Selecting print media CAUTION

Using paper that does not conform to the specifications listed here or in the print media guide can cause problems that require service. This service is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard warranty or service agreements.

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HP 3000 3600 3800 Selecting print media