Using Sheet Paper in CED Plotters

Read and heed the specifications and instructions below before manually feeding sheet paper into CED plotters.

Print on paper not supplied by CED at your own risk. Loading unsupported paper or loading any type of paper incorrectly may result in poor print quality or damage the printer, taking it offline for everyone.

About Paper Profiles

Every plotter (a.k.a. wide-format inkjet printer) is designed to print on only specific types of paper. Each supported paper type is programmed into the printer as a “paper preset,” “media type,” or “paper profile.” Embedded in each of these profiles are characteristics like paper weight, thickness, color, and surface texture. Based on this information, the printer alters its mix of colors, chooses different types of ink, prints slower or faster, applies more or less ink, and/or alters the distance between the print head and the paper.

When loading your own sheet paper, always select the closest equivalent paper profile on the printer and/or in your print settings, as described in the printer’s instructions.

When using paper from the same manufacturer as the printer, the name of the paper will often match the name of the paper profile.

When using another brand of paper, select the closest equivalent paper profile. If the print quality doesn't meet your expectations, you may need to experiment with multiple paper profiles until you find the one that works best for your paper.

Sheet Paper in the HP DesignJet T1300

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  • Manual Feed Instructions: See “Load a single sheet” on pages 38-40 of the user manual.
    • Note: Roll paper does not need to be unloaded in order to manually feed sheet paper.
  • Supported HP Paper Types: See “Order paper” on pages 120-124 of the user manual.
  • Supported Non-HP Paper Types: See “The paper type is not in the driver” on pages 130-131 of the user manual. In general, these broad categories of non-HP paper are supported, provided you select the closest equivalent HP paper profile:
    • Matte Paper - General-Purpose
    • Natural Tracing Papers
    • Thin Papers (< 90 g/m2)
    • Light Coated Papers (< 110 g/m2)
    • Heavyweight Coated Papers (< 200 g/m2)
    • Cockle-Free, Very Thick Coated Papers (> 200 g/m2)
    • Matte Paper - Photographic
    • Glossy Paper
    • Translucent Paper
    • Transparent Film
  • Supported Sheet Width: 8.26” - 44”
  • Supported Sheet Length: 11” - 66”
  • Maximum Paper Thickness: 0.8 mm | 31.5 mil
  • Supported Paper Weight: 60 g/m2 - 328 g/m2
  • Minimum Top, Right, and Left Margins: 5 mm | 0.2”
  • Minimum Bottom Margin (Trailing Edge): 17 mm | 0.67”

Sheet Paper in the HP DesignJet T1700

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  • Manual Feed Instructions: See “Load a single sheet” on pages 31-32 of the user manual.
    • Note: Roll paper does not need to be unloaded in order to manually feed sheet paper.
  • Supported HP Paper Types: See “Order paper” on pages 125-128 of the user manual.
  • Supported Non-HP Paper Types: See “Paper type is not in the driver” on pages 132-133 of the user manual. Always select the closest equivalent HP-brand paper when loading non-HP paper. In general, these broad categories of non-HP paper are supported, provided you select the closest equivalent HP paper profile:
    • Matte Paper - General-Purpose
    • Natural Tracing Papers
    • Thin Papers (< 90 g/m2)
    • Light Coated Papers (< 110 g/m2)
    • Heavyweight Coated Papers (< 200 g/m2)
    • Cockle-Free, Very Thick Coated Papers (> 200 g/m2)
    • Matte Paper - Photographic
    • Glossy Paper
    • Translucent Paper
    • Transparent Film
  • Supported Sheet Width: 8.26” - 44”
  • Supported Sheet Length: 11” - 66”
  • Maximum Paper Thickness: 0.5 mm | 19.68 mil
  • Supported Paper Weight: 60 g/m2 - 328 g/m2
  • Minimum Top, Right, and Left Margins: 3 mm | 0.1”
  • Minimum Bottom Margin (Trailing Edge): 17 mm | 0.67”

Sheet Paper in the Canon iPF825

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  • Manual Feed Instructions: While specifying your print settings on the computer, select the type of sheet paper you’re using under “Media Type” and select “Cut Sheet” for the “Paper Source.” After you send your print job, the printer’s control panel will guide you through the manual feed process.
    • For complete instructions see “Handling sheets” on pages 663-670 of the user manual, in particular “Loading Sheets in the Printer” starting on page 664.
    • Note: Roll paper does not need to be unloaded in order to manually feed sheet paper.
    • Very Important: When you’re finished printing on sheet paper, press the paper source button on the printer’s control panel to reset the paper source to roll paper for the next user.

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  • Supported Paper Types: In general, these broad categories of paper are supported, provided you select the closest equivalent Canon paper profile:
    • Plain Paper
    • Coated Paper
    • Heavyweight Coated Paper
    • Extra Heavyweight Coated Paper
    • Glossy Photo Paper
    • Semigloss Photo Paper
    • Satin Photo Paper
    • Newsprint
  • Supported Sheet Width: 8” - 44”
  • Supported Sheet Length: 8” - 62.99”
  • Supported Paper Thickness: 0.07 - 0.8 mm | 2.8 - 31.4 mil
  • Minimum Top, Right, and Left Margins: 3 mm | 0.12”
  • Minimum Bottom Margin (Trailing Edge): 23 mm | 0.91”

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