Proper print media loading helps prevent jams and ensures trouble-free printing.
Before loading print media, identify the recommended print side of the print media. This information is usually on the print media package.
Loading Print Media in Standard and Optional Trays
Loading the Multipurpose Feeder
Using the Multipurpose Feeder
Using the Duplex Function
Using the Center Output Tray
|NOTE: To avoid paper jams, do not remove trays while a job prints.|
All trays are loaded the same way.
|NOTE: For 8.5"(Letter) paper, push the lever to the 8.5"(Letter) position.|
|NOTE: Do not exceed the maximum fill line in the tray. Overfilling the tray may cause paper jams.|
Place the printed side face up.
The maximum stack height is 15 mm (0.6 in.). The multipurpose feeder can hold approximately:
The multipurpose feeder accepts print media within the following dimensions:
In addition to plain paper, the multipurpose feeder can use various other sizes and types of print media such as envelopes, and transparencies.
|NOTE: Do not force the print media.|
|NOTE: Be careful not to bend the print media.|
To load envelopes that are under 8.66 inches (220 mm) in width in the multipurpose feeder, insert the envelopes either with the flaps closed and at the right side or the flaps open and at the rear. To load envelopes that are over 8.66 inches (220 mm) in width in the multipurpose feeder, insert the envelopes with the flaps closed and the short-edge of the envelopes facing into the printer. The print side must be facing down. You can load envelopes up to the maximum fill line in the tray at one time.
|NOTE: Make sure set the envelope flaps are completely unfolded.|
|NOTICE: Never use envelopes with windows, coated linings, or self-stick adhesives. These lead to paper jams and damage to the printer.|
|NOTICE: If you insert the long-edge of the envelopes facing into the printer (using DL or Monarch), specify Portrait & Landscape (For envelopes) in Turn Image by 180deg in the Booklet/Poster/Mixed Document dialog box of your printer driver.|
The icons on the multipurpose feeder identify how to load the multipurpose feeder with paper, and how to turn an envelope for printing.
Tray linking allows you to load the same size and type of print media in multiple sources. The printer automatically links the source/trays and will use the first tray until it runs out, then switch to the linked tray.
If you load the same size print media in each tray, make sure the print media is the same type in order to link the trays.
When the selected trays are loaded with the same size and type of print media, select the Paper Type settings in the Tray Settings for each source.
To disable tray linking, set the Paper Type to a unique value in each one of the trays. If all trays do not have the same type of print media when linked, you could mistakenly print a job on the wrong paper type.
Duplex printing (or two-sided printing) allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. For sizes that are acceptable for duplex printing, see "Print Media Sizes and Support."
When using duplex bind printing in the printer driver, you must select either Flip on Short Edge or Flip on Long Edge. Binding Edge in the 2 Sided menu item defines the way duplexed pages are bound, and how the printing on the back of the sheet (even-numbered pages) is oriented in relation to the printing on the front (odd-numbered pages).
The two values for Binding Edge are:
|NOTE: When you print on both sides of postcard-size paper, make sure the paper is not curled.|
The center output tray holds up to: