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What damage would result from using inkjet paper in a laser printer

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The subject says it all really. If one accidentally uses inkjet photo glossy paper in a colour laserjet, would it damage the printer?

If it would how badly would it damage it? What replacement parts would be necessary.

Conversely if laser glossy paper e.g. HP Professional Photo Paper 200 is used in an inkjet, will it damage the inkjet printer?

Thanks in advance,

Steve

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Re: What damage would result from using inkjet paper in a laser printer

Using glossy coated inkjet paper in a laserjet could certainly damage the laser printer because the inkjet coated paper is not designed to handle the high temperatures of laser printing, particularly the fuser roller.  In a bad (maybe worst?) case the coating would delaminate on the roller, damaging the roller and requiring service.  

 

Using photo paper designed for laser printing in an inkjet printer should not cause any damage, but the results are likely to be poor, wasting the print.

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Re: What damage would result from using inkjet paper in a laser printer

Using glossy coated inkjet paper in a laserjet could certainly damage the laser printer because the inkjet coated paper is not designed to handle the high temperatures of laser printing, particularly the fuser roller.  In a bad (maybe worst?) case the coating would delaminate on the roller, damaging the roller and requiring service.  

 

Using photo paper designed for laser printing in an inkjet printer should not cause any damage, but the results are likely to be poor, wasting the print.

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Re: What damage would result from using inkjet paper in a laser printer

Thanks, that's what I expected, but it's nice to have confirmation

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Re: What damage would result from using inkjet paper in a laser printer

i live in the uk i am trying to buy some 100x150 (6x4) laser photo paper for my laser printer. i have found a product HPQ8843A, possibly Mfr Part #: CG970A Product Code: HPQ8843A,  but i cannot find anyone who stocks or sells can you help please

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