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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of paper can I print to?

MPS devices can print to a wide variety of paper types and sizes. For more details on what is provided and how to acquire other paper types, see the "What paper is covered under MPS?" question at Payments and Costs.

What paper cannot be used?

  • Special media for an ink jet printer (fine paper, glossy paper, glossy film, etc.)
  • Carbon paper or thermal paper
  • Pasted paper
  • Paper with clips 
  • Paper with fold marks
  • Torn paper
  • Oil-feed transparency film 
  • Thin paper less than 15 lbs (55 g/m2)
  • Heavy paper as thick as 110 lbs. cover (300 g/m2) over
  • Irregularly shaped paper 
  • Stapled paper
  • Damp paper
  • Curled paper 
  • Paper whose print side or reverse side has been already printed on by another printer or multifunction device
  • Paper with a wave-like pattern due to moisture absorption 
  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • Japanese paper
  • Perforated paper 

What is the difference between letter, legal, tabloid, and ledger-sized paper?

 

How do I print envelopes/labels?

Please see the following support article to print  and .

What are commonly used envelope sizes?

 

What are the differences between Heavy Paper types?

"Heavy paper 1" is heavy paper up to 110 lbs. index (220 g/m2)

"Heavy paper 2" is heavy paper up to 140 lbs. index (256 g/m2)

"Heavy paper 3" is heavy paper up to 110 lbs. cover (300 g/m2)

What is the capacity of the output tray on Sharp devices?

Non-stapled
500 sheets or 71mm or less (A4, 8.5” x 11”)
250 sheets or 35.5mm or less (A3, 11” x 17”)

Stapled
30 copies or 500 sheets or 71mm or less (A4, 8.5” x 11”)
30 copies or 250 sheets or 35.5mm or less (A3, 11” x 17”)

Paper jam! What do I do? 

Please see SU Managed Printing - Clear Paper Jams.

I tried to print, but it shows a "Paper Empty" icon. What do I do?

1. Select OK within the dialogue box.

2. Press the Paper Empty icon to re-select paper or delete the print job.

3. On the following screen, choose Reselect Paper to choose the appropriate paper size or Stop/Delete to delete the print job. 

4. If Reselect Paper is chosen, choose the appropriate paper tray on the next screen. Press OK to begin printing the job. 

5. When the job is finished printing, press Back to return to the login screen. 

How do I order supplies for the printer?

If the device has run out of toner or regular white 8.5x11 paper, contact the Help Desk. For other papers, see the "What paper is covered under MPS?" question at Payments and Costs.

 

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