HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Select print media

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Select print media

The device is designed to work well with most types of office media. It is best to test a
variety of print media types before buying large quantities. Use HP media for optimum
print quality. Visit the HP Web site at


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Chapter 3


Use the device

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Always use the correct media-type setting in the printer driver, and configure the trays
for the correct media type. HP recommends testing any paper before buying it in large

HP recommends plain papers with the ColorLok logo for printing
and copying of everyday documents. All papers with the
ColorLok logo are independently tested to meet high standards
of reliability and print quality, and produce documents with crisp,
vivid color, bolder blacks, and that dry faster than ordinary plain
papers. Look for papers with the ColorLok logo in a variety of
weights and sizes from major paper manufacturers.

This section contains the following topics:

Recommended papers for printing and copying

Tips for selecting and using print media

Understand specifications for supported media

Set minimum margins