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Inkjet paper which can cope with high air humidity: Recommendations?

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Post by MX-16_fan » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:54 pm

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A colleague of mine has been relocated to Asia, where air humidty is pretty high. The air conditioning system in his company frequently fails due to power outages.

Now his problem is that he has to print quite a few reports and invoices every day, which is difficult, as his printing paper has a tendency of becoming too soft and too flexible – his printer doesn't like that.

So he asked me if I know any higher-quality inkjet-capable business printing paper that is less sensitive when it comes to high air humidity.

I couldn't really help him, so I am forwarding this interesting question to the MX Linux community.

Any hint will be appreciated :happy:.


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Post by CrackMeUp » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:48 pm

There is really NO paper-type to adequately address high humidity levels in inkjet or laser printer-environments ... the only recourse one has is in the storage of the paper itself ... a dehumidifier where it's stored or being printed is the only option ... roughly between 45-55%. BTW, air conditioning doesn't decrease humidity levels ...

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Post by Richard » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:02 pm

@CrackMeUp,
Came across this which helps clarify why you say that AC may not be sufficient.
They also recommend dehumidifier as much more efficient:
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://ww ... C1TkBP4Gjp
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Post by MX-16_fan » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:59 am

@CrackMeUp,
@Richard:

As far as I understand the problem, due to occasional power outages there is no way he could rely on an air dehumidifier, so the solution has to be found in the paper, not in the surrounding circumstances.


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Post by towwire » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:29 pm

MX-16_fan wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:59 am
@CrackMeUp,
@Richard:

As far as I understand the problem, due to occasional power outages there is no way he could rely on an air dehumidifier, so the solution has to be found in the paper, not in the surrounding circumstances.


Greetings, Joe
I do not think you will find any paper that does not absord humidity unless it has a coating on it. Then it amounts to the cost of using it for lots of reports etc.

My thought would be some sort of a container where the paper is keep dehumidified till it is used. Think of a freezer that needs to keep everything frozen until the power comes back on. Since you can not print without power.

Look at the cost to use HP Everyday Photo Paper @ 16.99 for 50 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11", unless you find it on sale. That's the retail price @ 'Office Depot/OfficeMax here in the US.

If you do find any paper that works, please let others know.
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Post by MX-16_fan » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:51 pm

@towwire:
towwire wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:29 pm
(...) If you do find any paper that works, please let others know.
I've seen normal business paper qualities which were fairly rough in surface, and, on the other hand, normal business paper that had an almost plastic-like smooth finish.

There seems to be a large scale of quality differences in paper. Just think of cheap paperback books that are extremely sensitive when it comes to drops of water, and more expensive books that are printed on robust types of paper.

Maybe we just need to know the correct technical term in order to find some suitable paper via a search engine?


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Post by JayM » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:52 am

My advise would be for your friend to talk to someone at a local office supply store about the best locally-sourced paper available at that location.
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Post by j2mcgreg » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:51 pm

How about a work around? Your friend could purchase a resealable plastic tub large enough to hold a couple of reams of paper and then add a few of these desiccant packs

https://www.amazon.ca/Dry-Packs-Silica- ... B003DKQB02

to control / cancel out the ambient humidity.
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Post by Richard » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:58 pm

@j2mcgreg,
I agree with the desiccant idea and container.
Take out for each use, or a few at a time.
Depends on the work flow.
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Post by MX-16_fan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:09 am

@JayM:
JayM wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:52 am
My advise would be for your friend to talk to someone at a local office supply store about the best locally-sourced paper available at that location.
Good idea, but apparently he's already done that, to no avail. Greetings, Joe

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