Application and Specialty Paper and Your Xerox Printer

We have talked about specialty media and paper before but let’s look at several types that you can use to increase income or limit costs, depending on your business needs. Many of our printers can use specialty media and you can find the recommended media and paper lists on the Supplies Recommended Media List (RML) page.  These lists contain the paper that has been tested for optimal use in your Xerox printer. Simply find your product and review the list to see the possibilities for your machine.

There are so many types of media available today.  It used to be plain paper and maybe a transparency or envelope were usable in printers. Today there are such things as water and tear resistant paper for everything from menus to all-weather tags for plants or outside signage.  Some of our printers can print window clings and magnets as well, for great advertising and promotional possibilities.  Take a look at the video below that walks you through many of the varied media options available.  Now not all media shown in the video will be recommended for all printers.  Specialty media can be used in printers from Phasers to Production Printers and everything in between but not all media can be used in all printers.

So many interesting possibilities in that video. One of the main things to remember when using specialty media is to set the paper setting correctly on the printer to get the optimum output.  Information for loading media and setting the correct settings are available on some of the RMLs and in the support pages for your machine.  To explore the different media review the Domtar site.  Domtar is our partner in all things paper and media.

Remember you can get additional information and instructions from the Online Support site for your machine, the RML site, ask a question on the Customer Support Forum or contact your local support centre.

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  1. Rob Morris August 5, 2016 - Reply

    I use the RML’s and CML’s quite often. I am a big fan. I also use the Equipment CED’s and User Guides quite a bit, when I get the “Can media type be used in a WorkCentre XYZ? Usually it is regarding carbonless paper and never tear. I’d like to see a list of what equipment, certain stocks have been tried in, to assure media compatibility. Is there even a chance, something like that exists? I know from looking at the catalog, you’ll see notes stating laser printers. A lot of our new color, office lineup of WorkCentres are using LED to mark the drum. I doubt this affects the actual compatibility. Still uses a “dry toner” for marking the page itself.

    • Cheryl Otstott August 11, 2016 - Reply

      Hi Rob,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. Please take a look at the Xerox site for paper, you can look up your papers but I do not see a place to find which machines work for each media. You will find information about the carbonless paper and more .

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