How to Print on Heavy Paper, Cardstock, Letterhead on your Sharp Printer

Often times our customers print on heavier paper types for presentations, marketing pieces, etc. We’ve put these instructions together to help guide you through the process of printing on heavy paper, card-stock, and generally any thicker stocks that you want to run through your Sharp copier/printer/scanner.

  1. Open the document you wish to print and click File > Print1 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copiers
  2. Make sure the correct printer is selected, then click Properties2 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copier
  3. Click the Paper Source tab, then choose the type of paper you’ll be printing on, then click OK, then click Print. *NOTE: use the note on the right side of the window to help you decide which Heavy Paper option to choose.3 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copier
  4. Walk to the Sharp printer and load your paper like the picture below.
  5. You’ll see a message that says “Load 8 1/2 x 11 paper. (Type: Heavy Paper 1), touch OK to dismiss this message.4 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copier
  6. Touch Tray Settings5 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copier
  7. Touch the type button under Bypass Tray6 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copier
  8. Choose the same type of paper here that you chose in the Sharp print driver, then touch the upper OK button. *NOTE: this window will automatically launch when paper is added to the bypass tray on newer Sharp models7 - How to Print on Heavy Paper Sharp Copier

At this point the paper should be pulled into the machine, and your document will print on the desired paper type. This procedure can be used for pre-printed paper, recycled paper, letterhead, pre-punched, color paper, embossed paper, transparencies, and more. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

14 thoughts on “How to Print on Heavy Paper, Cardstock, Letterhead on your Sharp Printer”

  1. I have a Canon printer connected to printer server on D-link 624s, set up the printer using TCP/IP port. When I start printing, printer dialog appears telling me Canon Printer is not responding error but it still prints normally without any problem. Your post here sounds helpful and I will try them soon to see whether the problem has been solved.

  2. Selecting the correct paper or specialty media reduces printing problems. by bypass tray for printing on plain paper, envelopes, label sheets, tab paper, and other special media Up to 100 sheets of paper can be loaded for continuous printing, just like operation using other trays. thanks for great tips to resolve this issues.

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  5. Thank you for the tips about printing on heavy paper, especially about how to choose the right paper option. I would like to bring some heavy signs for a community service project I am planning. I would like to find a print shop that has the right equipment to print them and will get it done in a timely manner.

  6. Hello Dear,
    Ah, you write a nice content about Printers. I am really glad to read this content but “Tray Settings” i didn’t get this line can you please explain it ?
    Thank you


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