Paper Storage and ConditioningLike any other high-performance, high-quality product, a little conditioning goes a long way with Xerox paper. It can make the difference between "okay" and outstanding when it comes to results! Find out what steps you can take to get the most out of Xerox paper.
For optimum conditioning, follow these paper storage guidelines:
Paper StorageTake Good Care of Xerox Paper and Watch it Perform Like a Champ!
We're proud of Xerox paper! It's top quality and, when properly cared for, it will perform like the champion it is. While the "how to's" of paper storage may seem obvious, you may be surprised at the simple things we've outlined here that you can do to ensure best results.
Paper StackingYour paper order will normally be shipped to you in sturdy fiberboard cartons. The number of reams in each carton depends on the size of the paper. If you have ordered a large quantity, the cartons will be stacked on wooden pallets. Stack individual reams or cartons carefully on top of one another. This will help you avoid crushing the edges or causing any other damage.
Pile cartons no more than five high. Pallets can be stacked three high.
Paper HandlingTreating paper cartons with care in paper storage is extremely important! Dropping, throwing, striking with a forklift or otherwise mishandling paper cartons can result in damaged paper. You may not even notice the damage until you have paper jams or other feeding problems.
Most environments with air conditioning systems provide the proper mix of temperature and humidity. If you are in an environment that is not air conditioned, follow these guidelines:
Do Not Open Until...To achieve best results, we recommend you leave reams sealed in their original ream wrapper, in the shipping carton during paper storage. Do not open the wrapper until you are ready to load the paper into your copier or printer.
Why? The ream wrapper has an inner lining that guards against moisture absorption. Once you open the wrapper, the protective barrier is gone and moisture can seep in and cause excessive curl and other problems.
Once You Do Open...
Take sheets from the center of the ream if a package is inadvertently left open. Store coated paper in resealable bags or covered storage boxes after opening the original wrapper.
Paper ConditioningMake Sure Conditions Are Right for Best Results
Like any other high-performance, high-quality product, a little conditioning goes a long way with Xerox paper. It can make the difference between "okay" and outstanding when it comes to results! Find out what steps you can take to get the most out of Xerox paper.
Poor performance is the result! That's why it is so important to condition your paper.
As a rule, condition uncoated paper a minimum of 24 hours and coated paper a minimum of 48 hours. Transparencies and label stock also require conditioning--24 hours and 72 hours, respectively. Separating cartons accelerates the conditioning process. The chart below will help you determine precisely how many hours prior to printing you should move the paper, based on both the storage and print room temperatures
How Long Does Conditioning Take?