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Lexmark MS818

Lexmark MS818

Tips on using card stock

Card stock is heavy, single‑ply specialty media. Many of its variable characteristics, such as moisture content, thickness, and texture, can significantly affect print quality.

  • From the printer control panel, set the paper size, type, texture, and weight in the Paper menu to match the card stock loaded in the tray.
  • Print samples on the card stock being considered for use before buying large quantities.
  • Specify the paper texture and weight from the tray settings to match the paper loaded in the tray.
  • Preprinting, perforation, and creasing may significantly affect the print quality and cause jams or other paper feed problems.
  • Before loading the card stock on the tray, flex and fan the card stock to loosen them. Straighten the edges on a level surface.
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