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01-23-2022 08:25 AM
I have a question for a friend. She is looking for a printer that is both suitable for day to day print jobs and for her "arts and crafts" projects.
She would need a printer that works with this kind of thicker paper:
Would that work with:
- HP Smart Tank 7306
- HP Smart Tank 7005
- HP ENVY PHOTO 6234
Or are there other suggestions for printers that would do the trick?
Thanks in advance!
01-23-2022 09:07 AM
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216 gsm "card" paper is generally not acceptable to an HP consumer or small office printer.
This means that while the 216 gsm weight of your suggested paper is "only a bit heavier" than the supported limit, that the paper might work or it might jam, balk, partially print, or fail completely in most HP inkjet printers.
The information you seek is generally available for any new printer - check the "Tech-specs" for the printer at the HP Store or other merchant where you shop for printers.
What is the acceptable weight limit?
For any printer that supports card paper,
The paper weight limit for "card" paper is 200 gsm / 110 lb Index paper
Commentary and Details
Your friend likely knows what "Index" paper means - look up paper types for the ISO standard "Index" paper.
HP Brochure / Professional paper is 180 gsm - this media type can be used where the paper weight is near the 180 gsm and where media types "Thick" or "Card" are not in the supported paper type list in the printer driver (printer software).
|Media Sizes Custom (imperial)||3.5 x 5 in to 8.5 x 14 in|
|Media Sizes Custom (metric)||88.9 x 127 mm to 215.9 x 355.6 mm|
|Media Types||Plain Paper, HP Photo Papers, HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper, HP Matte Presentation Paper, HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper, Other Photo Inkjet Papers, Other Matte Inkjet Papers, Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Light/Recycled|
|Media Weight Recommended (imperial)||16 to 28 lb|
|Media Weight Recommended (metric)||60 to 105 g/m²|
|Media Weights Supported, By Paper Path (Imperial)||Plain paper: 16 to 28 lb; Envelopes: 20 to 24 lb; Cards: up to 110 lb; Photo paper: up to 66 lb|
|Media Weights Supported, By Paper Path (metric)||Plain paper: 60 to 105 g/m²; Envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; Cards: up to 200 g/m²; Photo paper: up to 250 g/m²|
|Media Size||Letter; A4; B5|
|Media Sizes Custom (imperial)||3.85 x 8.5 to 5 x 12.2 in|
|Media Sizes Custom (metric)||97.79 x 215 to 127 x 355 mm|
|Media Types||Plain Paper; HP Photo Papers; HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper; HP Matte Presentation Paper; HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper; Other Photo Inkjet Papers; Other Matte Inkjet Papers; Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Plain Paper, Light/Recycled|
|Media Weight Recommended (imperial)||18 to 22 lb|
|Media Weight Recommended (metric)||70 to 90 g/m²|
|Media Weights Supported, By Paper Path (Imperial)||16 to 80 lb|
|Media Weights Supported, By Paper Path (metric)||Tray 1: A4: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP Photo Paper: up to 300 g/m²; HP 10 x 15 cm photo paper: up to 300 g/m²|
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