HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color Printer M551 series - Special paper guidelines

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Special paper guidelines

This product supports printing on special media. Use the following guidelines to obtain satisfactory

results. When using special paper or print media, be sure to set the type and size in the printer driver

to obtain the best results.


HP LaserJet products use fusers to bond dry toner particles to the paper in very precise

dots. HP laser paper is designed to withstand this extreme heat. Using inkjet paper could damage the


Media type


Do not


Store envelopes flat.

Use envelopes where the seam
extends all the way to the corner of
the envelope.

Use peel-off adhesive strips that are
approved for use in laser printers.

Do not use envelopes that are
wrinkled, nicked, stuck together, or
otherwise damaged.

Do not use envelopes that have
clasps, snaps, windows, or coated

Do not use self-stick adhesives or
other synthetic materials.


Use only labels that have no
exposed backing between them.

Use labels that lie flat.

Use only full sheets of labels.

Do not use labels that have
wrinkles or bubbles, or are

Do not print partial sheets of labels.


Use only transparencies that are
approved for use in color laser

Place transparencies on a flat
surface after removing them from
the product.

Do not use transparent print media
not approved for laser printers.


Chapter 6 Paper and print media


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Media type


Do not

Letterhead or preprinted forms

Use only letterhead or forms
approved for use in laser printers.

Do not use raised or metallic

Heavy paper

Use only heavy paper that is
approved for use in laser printers
and meets the weight specifications
for this product.

Do not use paper that is heavier
than the recommended media
specification for this product unless
it is HP paper that has been
approved for use in this product.

Glossy or coated paper

Use only glossy or coated paper
that is approved for use in laser

Do not use glossy or coated paper
designed for use in inkjet products.


Understand paper use