HP LaserJet Pro 300 color Printer M351 series - Understand paper use

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Understand paper use

This product supports a variety of paper and other print media. Paper or print media that does not meet

the following guidelines might cause poor print quality, increased jams, and premature wear on the


It is possible for paper to meet all of these guidelines and still not produce satisfactory results. This

might be the result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature and/or humidity levels, or other

variables over which Hewlett-Packard has no control.


Using paper or print media that does not meet Hewlett-Packard's specifications might

cause problems for the product, requiring repair. This repair is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard

warranty or service agreements.

For best results, use only HP-brand paper and print media designed for laser printers or multiuse.

Do not use paper or print media made for inkjet printers.


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 product.

Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of other brands of media because HP

cannot control their quality.

Use the following guidelines to obtain satisfactory results when using special paper or print media. Set

the paper type and size in the printer driver to obtain the best results.

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.

Change the printer driver to match the paper type
and size in Windows


On the File menu in the software program, click Print.


Select the product, and then click the Properties or Preferences button.


Click the Paper/Quality tab.


Select a size from the Paper size drop-down list.


Select a paper type from the Paper type drop-down list.


Click the OK button.