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Print Material

The size limitations and options for Infoprint 4000 and Infoprint 4100 printer forms are listed in System Characteristics.

The printer can print on many special-purpose materials, such as preprinted forms. The inks, papers, adhesives, and other components that make up these special materials must withstand the printer's fusing temperature and mechanical action; therefore, be sure to thoroughly test any preprinted forms you plan to use for your printing applications.

The Forms Design Reference for Continuous Forms Advanced Function Printers contains information to help you select print materials. Work closely with your IBM(R) marketing representative while you are selecting what kinds of forms and special-purpose materials to use. Your marketing representative can give you technical help, share information from other successful printer users, and help you design your own special materials. Refer to Selecting and Testing Forms for more information.

Basis weight is the weight in pounds of four reams (500 sheets) of paper cut to a given standard size. In most environments, 75 g/m2 (20-pound) forms usually perform best for the printers. The basis weights for the various models of printers is listed in System Characteristics.

The stacker on these printers can stack forms from 7 to 14 inches (178 to 356 mm) long. You also can stack forms of less than 7 inches if you fold them correctly. For instructions for printing on various size forms, see Continuous Forms.

With fanfold forms in duplex printing mode, you can use the stacker or a postprocessing device behind Printer 2. A postprocessing device prevents stacking problems caused by the occasional loss of the fold direction memory after the paper travels through both printers and the Buffer/Flipper Unit.