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    Simple question, can photo paper for an inkjet printer be used in a laser printer??

    I know I could suck it and see but I don't want to ruin something if the heating to fuse the laser ink ruins the printer as it tries to fuse to a paper made for a different ,method of printing.

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    A good question - laser printers run quite hot and some things will melt in them... inkjet photo paper is however not one of them. Many people use it all the time to do toner transfers for making printed circuit boards (eg: http://www.dr-lex.be/hardware/tonertransfer.html)

    By the way, laser printers use toner, not ink.
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    Thanks, I was just being super cautious, I remembered some of the early overhead transparencies coming out a little soggy. Interesting about the printed circuit boards I always had to talk nicely to a friendly draughtsman.

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    Yeah, I made that mistake once. Tried to use an OHT that wasn't. Spent an hour or so dismantling my printer and removing melted plastic from the rollers
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    Better yet, try running a sheet of labels through one of those. Molten adhesive as far as the eye can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slankydudl View Post
    Better yet, try running a sheet of labels through one of those. Molten adhesive as far as the eye can see.
    Labels should run fine through a laser printer. Just make sure the sheets are flat, only become an issue when wavey and tend to release in the corners
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