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HP OfficeJet Pro 8035e All-in-One Printer
macOS 10.15 Catalina

I am trying to use 8.5x11 inch 110lb cardstock (found on Amazon by SpringHill White) in my 8035e HP printer. When I place a stack of about 20 pieces in the paper tray, and chose the “thick paper” option, the printer will take the paper but will not print on it. Basically, it feeds the paper through the printer and spits it out without anything printed on it, despite having hit “print” on a document from my Mac computer. 

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That is because that printer model supports printing on plain paper up to 28lb, you can go a little heavier than 28lb.

Printing on a 110lb plain paper would be close to impossible.




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Myself and a few others who were looking at this printer with me read this description as being able to handle 110lb cardstock? Is "card" not the equivalent? And what about where is says it can handle 75lb photo paper?

Can it only handle up to 28lbs despite what this is saying?

It seems we may be misunderstanding how this reads if this is the case.

 

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Here is the link to the website I got this information from! 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c06953400 

Thank you for your help!

 

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The difference is how different paper type bends.

First cards and cardstock are not the same. Cards are small papers for printing birthday-greeting cards and they are small and easy to bend. Cardstock is heavy plain paper, cards are not cardstock. 

Photo paper is also easy to bend. If you compare sheets of 75lb photo paper to 75 lb cardstock you will see that photo paper can be very easily bent, while cardstock is stiffer.

When travelling from the paper tray to the print area sheet of paper is bent in a shape of C so stiff 75lb cardstock can't be bent, while 110lb card or 75lb photo paper easily bends in a shape of C.




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Ok, thank you for the clarifications!

Are there any Hp printers that are recommended for thicker cardstock? Optimally, 110lb cardstock, but even 90lb -something someone would want to print business cards out of for example? Now that I know the difference in the weight meanings, I'm curious what printers can take that weight of paper, if any.

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Currently no. If you plan to open a business printing business cards then you will need to invest in a professional device. If you only need a small batch then it's best to pay someone to print them for you.

 

 




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