Loading Print Media

 

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

  Multipurpose Feeder

  Loading the Multipurpose Feeder

  Using the Multipurpose Feeder

  Linking Trays

  Using the Duplex Function

  Using the Center Output Tray


Loading Print Media in Standard and Optional Trays

NOTE: To avoid paper jams, do not remove trays while a job prints.

All trays are loaded the same way.

  1. Pull the tray out of the printer until it stops. Hold the tray with both hands, lift the front slightly, and remove it from the printer.

  1. Slide the width guides to the edge of the tray. The width guides should be fully extended.

NOTE: For 8.5"(Letter) paper, push the lever to the 8.5"(Letter) position.

  1. Squeeze the length guide and slide it to the edge of the tray.

  1. Before loading the print media, flex the sheets back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the edges of the stack on a level surface.

  1. Place the print media into the tray with the recommended print side face up.

NOTE: Do not exceed the maximum fill line in the tray. Overfilling the tray may cause paper jams.
  1. Slide the width guides and length guide until they rest lightly against the edge of the print media stack.

  1. Insert the tray into the printer, and push until it stops.

  2. If you load any print media into the tray, configure the Paper Type setting for that tray according to the message on the operator panel.

Loading Letterhead

Place the printed side face up.
Print media source
Print side
Page orientation
Standard 500-sheet tray
Optional 500-sheet tray module or 1000-sheet module
Face up

Letterhead at the back of the tray
Multipurpose feeder
Face down

Letterhead enters the printer first.


Multipurpose Feeder

Capacity

The maximum stack height is 15 mm (0.6 in.). The multipurpose feeder can hold approximately:

Print Media Dimensions

The multipurpose feeder accepts print media within the following dimensions:


Loading the Multipurpose Feeder

In addition to plain paper, the multipurpose feeder can use various other sizes and types of print media such as envelopes, and transparencies.

  1. Gently pull open the multipurpose feeder cover, and pull out the extension tray.

  1. Slide the width guides to the edge of the tray. The width guides should be fully extended.

  1. Insert all media face down and top edge first into the multipurpose feeder.

NOTE: Do not force the print media.

  1. Slide the width guides until they rest lightly against the edge of the print media stack.

NOTE: Be careful not to bend the print media.

  1. Make sure the type setting for the multipurpose feeder is set to the correct value for the print media you have loaded.

  2. Select print media source, size, and type in your software program and select the print media size and type on the printer operator panel.

Loading Envelopes

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.

Using the Multipurpose Feeder

The icons on the multipurpose feeder identify how to load the multipurpose feeder with paper, and how to turn an envelope for printing.


Linking Trays

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.


Using the Duplex Function

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."

Using Duplex Bind

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:
Long Edge
Assumes binding along the long edge of the page (left edge for portrait orientation and top edge for landscape orientation). The following illustration shows long-edge binding for portrait and landscape pages:

Short Edge
Assumes binding along the short edge of the page (top edge for portrait orientation and left edge for landscape orientation). The following illustration shows short-edge binding for portrait and landscape pages:

NOTE: When you print on both sides of postcard-size paper, make sure the paper is not curled.

Using the Center Output Tray

The center output tray holds up to: