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Solid color prints are coming out all splotchy in solid color prints

Product Name: phaser 6510
Operating System: Windows 10

So, I just got a Phaser 6510 and I'm trying to print on glossy paper and all of my solid colred areas are coming out all splotchy and uneven.  I tried adjusting the fuser temperature and the voltage but I must be doing something wrong because it's not working right.  There is no paper setting for glossy paper, only cardstock. I'm using xerox 80lb elite glossy paper and I print on this paper alot.  I need a fix for this problem or this printer is absolutely usely to me.

 

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: Solid color prints are coming out all splotchy in solid color prints

There are 2 Glossy stocks listed in the paper settings on the printer.

Glossy Card Stock and LightWeight Glossy Card Stock and they are both available in tray 1 and 2

Paper Tray CapacityPaper Tray Capacity(sheets)
Bypass Tray50
Tray 1250
Tray 2550
Output Tray150

 

Supported PaperTypes and WeightsTrays Paper Types Weights
AllRecycled60-80 g/m²
Bond
Hole-Punched
Letterhead
Plain
Pre-Printed
75-105 g/m²
Lightweight Cardstock
Lightweight Glossy Cardstock
106-176 g/m²
Heavyweight Cardstock
Heavyweight Glossy Cardstock
177-220 g/m²
Custom60-90 g/m²
Tray 1 and Bypass TrayEnvelope
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Supported Standard Paper SizesTray EuropeanStandard Sizes North AmericanStandard Sizes
Tray 1 and Bypass TrayA6 (105 x 148 mm, 4.1 x 5.8 in.)
A5 (148 x 210 mm, 5.8 x 8.3 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.)

215 x 315 mm, 8.5 x 12.4 in.

DL Envelope
(110 x 220 mm, 4.33 x 8.66 in.)
C6 Envelope (114 x 162 mm, 4.5 x 6.38 in.)
Postcard (102 x 152 mm, 4 x 6 in.)

127 x 178 mm, 5 x 7 in.

Statement
(140 x 216 mm, 5.5 x 8.5 in.)
Executive (184 x 267 mm, 7.25 x 10.5 in.)

203 x 254 mm, 8 x 10 in.

Letter
(216 x 279 mm, 8.5 x 11 in.)
Folio (216 x 330 mm, 8.5 x 13 in.)
Legal (216 x 356 mm, 8.5 x 14 in.)
Monarch Envelope (98 x 190 mm, 3.9 x 7.5 in.)
No. 10 Envelope (241 x 105 mm, 4.1 x 9.5 in.)
Tray 2A5 (148 x 210 mm, 5.8 x 8.3 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.)
Executive (184 x 267 mm, 7.25 x 10.5 in.)
Letter (216 x 279 mm, 8.5 x 11 in.)
Folio (216 x 330 mm, 8.5 x 13 in.)
Legal (216 x 356 mm, 8.5 x 14 in.)

 

Supported PaperTypes and Weightsfor Automatic 2-Sided PrintingPaper Types Weights
Recycled60-80 g/m²
Bond
Hole-Punched
Letterhead
Plain
Pre-Printed
75-105 g/m²
Lightweight Cardstock
Lightweight Glossy Cardstock
106-176 g/m²
Custom60-90 g/m²

 

Supported CustomPaper SizesTray Paper Sizes
Tray 1Minimum: 76 x 148 mm (3 x 5.8 in.)
Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 - 14 in.)
Tray 2Minimum: 76 x 191 mm (3 x 7.5 in.)
Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 in.)
Bypass TrayMinimum: 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 in.)
Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 in.)
2-Sided Printing
DN model only
Minimum: 140 x 210 mm (5.5 x 8.3 in.)
Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 in.)

Paper That Can Damage the Printer:

Some paper and other media types can cause poor output quality, increased paper jams, or damage the printer.
Do not use the following:

  • Rough or porous paper
  • Inkjet paper
  • Non-laser glossy or coated paper
  • Paper that has been photocopied
  • Paper that has been folded or wrinkled
  • Paper with tabs, cutouts, or perforations
  • Stapled paper
  • Envelopes with windows, metal clasps, side seams, or adhesives with release strips
  • Padded envelopes
  • Plastic media
  • transparencies

Paper Storage Guidelines:

Proper storage of paper and other media contributes to optimum print quality.

  • Store paper in dark, cool, relatively dry locations. Most paper is susceptible to damage from ultraviolet and visible light. Ultraviolet light, from the sun and fluorescent bulbs, is particularly damaging to paper.
  • Reduce the exposure of paper to strong lights for long periods of time.
  • Maintain constant temperatures and relative humidity.
  • Avoid storing paper in attics, kitchens, garages, or basements. These spaces are more likely to collect moisture.
  • Store paper flat, either on pallets, cartons, shelves, or in cabinets.
  • Avoid food or drinks in the area where paper is stored or handled.
  • Do not open sealed packages of paper until they are ready to load into the printer. Leave stored paper in the original packaging. The paper wrapper protects the paper from moisture loss or gain.
  • Some special media is packaged inside resealable plastic bags. Store the media inside the bag until it is ready to be used. Keep unused media in the bag and reseal it for protection.

Glossy Cardstock Guidelines:

The printer can print Lightweight Glossy Cardstock and Heavyweight Glossy Cardstock up to 216 g/m² from any tray.

  • Do not open sealed packages of glossy cardstock until it is ready to be loaded in the printer.
  • Leave glossy cardstock in the original wrapper, and leave the packages in the shipping carton until ready to use.
  • Remove all other paper from the tray before loading glossy cardstock.
  • Load only the amount of glossy cardstock that is planned to be used. Do not leave glossy cardstock in the tray when printing has finished. Replace unused cardstock in the original wrapper and seal.
  • Rotate stock frequently. Long periods of storage in extreme conditions can cause glossy cardstock to curl and jam in the printer.
  • In the print driver software, select the required glossy cardstock type or select the tray loaded with the required paper.
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Joe