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Is it safe to use old typewriting paper in my computers printer?

Asked by john65pennington (29235points) August 1st, 2010

I am running really short on copier paper for my printer. i have discovered a stack of new, but much older typing paper. Question: is it safe to use typing paper as a replacement for regular copier paper in my printer?

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downtide's avatar

If it’s a similar thickness, then yes it should be fine. If it’s very thin (as some old typing paper tended to be) then it might try to feed more than one sheet at a time and cause a jam. Most printers seem to be set to take a standard thickness of paper.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Save a tree and use it.
If it has trouble feeding now just wait a month or two when the humidity gets lower.

UScitizen's avatar

John, you’re fine. Use it. I like any post that has “older, new” in it.

john65pennington's avatar

Thanks all. i now have new computer paper from WalMart. but, its good to know, in case i need a backup. john

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