Using glossy photo paper in laser printer ?
Are those photo papers (e.g. made by HP) meant to use only with inkjets or could those be used in laser printer too ? I don't want to ruin my laser by melting that paper inside.
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#1. "RE: Using glossy photo paper in laser printer ?" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberFri 12-Jul-02 11:39 AM
I can't comment on the HP papers, but some of the Epson inkjet papers have a plasticised coating that could quite likely melt in the fuser of a laser printer - and there are explicit warnings in the handling instructions that you should not use them in anything other than an inkjet.
#2. "RE: Using glossy photo paper in laser printer ?" | In response to Reply # 0Zcar Registered since 02nd Aug 2002Fri 30-Aug-02 02:17 AM
Can't say that I've ever tried that, but I can tell you that laser machines do have their own type of photo paper. I work in a copy center, and we are militantly told by the service techs that we can only use certain types of glossies in the machine.
Strangely enough, the "photo paper" looks nothing like the real thing with a picture printed on it. You can see the texture changes between different coloured areas of ink, as it sits right on top of the surface of the paper. It's especially bad when tilted against light to form a glare. The ink is, however, just as glossy as the paper because it spends extra time in the fuser when the machine is set to heavyweight.
The product we use primarily is Xerox #3R6290, 8pt One-Sided Super Gloss, in case you're curious.