asked May 20, 2007 at 6:06pm
Hp HP Color Copier 120

HP CLJ4500N - Paper stock maximum weights?

I want to print about 100 copies of a 2-sided print out. I do not have a duplexer.
My plan is to print all 100 copies of side one, then all 100 copies over again but on side two. All printing will be performed from tray 2.
I would like to use HP Glossy paper Q6611A, which is rated for glossy two-sided printing.

Also, when printing 2-sided on glossy paper (Q6611A), does it make a difference whether one side is printed first? Are there any things that would be beneficial for me to know / do before doing this?

Lastly, why would it be allowable to use up to 80lb paper for printing text and only 32lb paper otherwise (unless I'm not understanding what HP is trying to state in their specification)?

Transparencies / Glossy Paper
0.13 mm (5 mil)
120 g/m2
(32 lb/80 lb text)

From the HP Service Manual it states:
Tray 2* Paper
Custom (B5 ISO)**
Single Sided
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
Two Sided:
64-105 g/m2 (17-
28 lb. bond)
250 sheets of 75 g/m2
(20 lb) paper
Glossy Paper
0.13 mm (5 mil)
120 g/m2
(32 lb/80 lb text)
Limit of 50 transparencies
Limit of 200 sheets glossy

The only thing I'd be worried about is the paper wrapping around the fuser roller when duplexing. I've seen a lot of instances of glossy and transparencies doing so. If you're going to try it, I'd print the side with the least amount of toner on it first as it would be less likely to stick to the fuser than a side that has heavy toner coverage when it goes through the second time.
by moe on May 20, 2007 at 7:03pm Add comment
Hi moe!
Thanks for the good suggestion!
Later this year I'd also like to print some mailer postcards on 80# paper. Do you know if anyone has ever tried printing with 80# (or even 110#) paper on a CLJ4500? No duplexing. If 80# (or 110#) is too heavy, do you have any recommendations as to what the heaviest paper would be that would reliably print without jamming from Tray 1 or Tray2?
Thanks again.
Ken - kabraha454
I've got a 4550 and it definitely didn't like card stock when I tried it. I don't remember if I tried 80 or 110, but I couldn't get it to work and I are a printer tech. I mostly use ours for printing CD labels and 20# stock.
by moe on May 20, 2007 at 10:46pm Add comment