When the HP LaserJet 4200 or 4300 series printer receives a print job, it selects the tray by trying to match the requested paper type and size with what has been loaded in the trays. Using an "auto-select" process, it searches all available trays for the paper that satisfies the request, starting with the bottom tray and ending with the top tray (Tray 1). The printer begins printing the job as soon as it finds the proper type/size.
note:The "auto-select" process occurs only if no specific tray is requested for the job. If a specific tray is requested, the job prints from the requested tray.
If paper is loaded in Tray 1 and Tray 1 is set TRAY 1 TYPE=ANY and TRAY 1 SIZE=ANY on the Paper Handling menu, the printer will always pull paper from Tray 1 first. See "Customizing Tray 1 operation" below, or the printer's User Guide for more information.To view and download the User Guide for the HP LaserJet 4200 and 4300 Series Printers, CLICK HERE.
If the search fails, a message appears on the printer control panel display requesting that the correct paper type/size be loaded. That paper type/size can be loaded, or the request can be over-ridden by selecting a different type/size at the printer control panel.
If a tray runs out of paper during a print job, the printer automatically switches to any tray that contains the same paper type/size.