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Gap Between Right-side Tamper and Media During Tamping Causes Misaligned Stacking of Statement-Size Media

Document ID:SO7486
12/19/13 Properties  


Misaligned stack; Statement paper not aligning properly


This document is applicable to the following Lexmark printer models with Hole Punch Unit (HPU) installed:

  • Single function: MS710, MS711, MS810, MS811, MS812, M5155, M5163, & M5170
  • Multi function: MX710, MX711, MX810, MX811, MX812, XM5163, XM5170, XM7155, XM7163, & XM7170


What you will see 

When using a Statement-size media – 5.5 × 8.5 (inches) or 140 × 216 (mm) – the paper does not stack properly as it comes out of the tamper. The stacking misalignment can be up to 0.15748 inches (4 mm).

Misaligned stack (A)



Cause and Recommendation

There is a gap in the tamper estimated to be 3mm that causes the stacking of Statement media to be misaligned.

The red arrows show the 3mm gap between a Statement- size paper and the right-side tamper.

NOTE: Statement-size media is NOT supported for stapling and hole punching, hence misaligned stacking should be expected. You need to remove the stack from the output bin and align the stack by tapping the edges on a flat surface.


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