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Load paper to Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)

The following information describes how to load paper into Tray 1.

Load Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)

Use the following process to load paper into Tray 1.

  1. Open Tray 1.

    Open Tray 1
  2. Pull out the tray extension to support the paper.

    Pull out the tray extension
  3. Use the blue adjustment latch to spread the paper guides to the correct size, and then load paper in the tray. For information about how to orient the paper, see Tray 1 paper orientation.

    Make sure that the paper fits under the fill line on the paper guides.

    Note:

    The maximum stack height is 10 mm0.4 in, or approximately 100 sheets of 75 g/m220 lb paper.

    Load paper
  4. Using the blue adjustment latch, adjust the side guides so that they lightly touch the paper stack, but do not bend it.

    Adjust the guides

Tray 1 paper orientation

Position paper correctly in Tray 1 to ensure the best print quality.

Letterhead or preprinted—portrait

Duplex mode

Paper size

How to load paper

1-sided printing

12x18, 11x17, RA3, SRA3, A3, 8K (273x394 mm), 8K (270x390 mm), 8K (260x368 mm), B4 (JIS), Legal, Oficio (8.5x13), Oficio (216x340 mm), SRA4, RA4, A4, Letter

Face-down

Bottom edge leading into the printer

Paper orientation

1-sided printing

A4, Letter, Executive, A5, 16K (197x273 mm) 16K (195x270 mm), 16K (184x260 mm), B5 (JIS), Double Japan Postcard (148x200 mm)

Face-down

Left side of pre-printed image leading into the printer

Note:

This is the preferred orientation when printing on A4 or Letter.

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

12x18, 11x17, RA3, SRA3, A3, 8K (273x394 mm), 8K (270x390 mm), 8K (260x368 mm), B4 (JIS), Legal, Oficio (8.5x13), Oficio (216x340 mm), SRA4, RA4, A4, Letter

Face-up

Top edge leading into the printer

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

A4, Letter, Executive, A5, 16K (197x273 mm) 16K (195x270 mm), 16K (184x260 mm), B5 (JIS), Double Japan Postcard (148x200 mm)

Face-up

Right side of pre-printed image leading into the printer

Note:

This is the preferred orientation when printing on A4 or Letter.

Paper orientation
Letterhead or preprinted—landscape

Duplex mode

Paper size

How to load paper

1-sided printing

12x18, 11x17, RA3, SRA3, A3, 8K (273x394 mm), 8K (270x390 mm), 8K (260x368 mm), B4 (JIS), Legal, Oficio (8.5x13), Oficio (216x340 mm), SRA4, RA4, A4, Letter

Face-down

Left side of pre-printed image leading into the printer

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

12x18, 11x17, RA3, SRA3, A3, 8K (273x394 mm), 8K (270x390 mm), 8K (260x368 mm), B4 (JIS), Legal, Oficio (8.5x13), Oficio (216x340 mm), SRA4, RA4, A4, Letter

Face-up

Right side of the pre-printed image leading into the printer

Paper orientation

1-sided printing

A4, Letter, Executive, A5, 16K (197x273 mm) 16K (195x270 mm), 16K (184x260 mm), B5 (JIS), Double Japan Postcard (148x200 mm)

Face-down

Bottom edge leading into the printer

Note:

This is the preferred orientation when printing on A4 or Letter.

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

A4, Letter, Executive, A5, 16K (197x273 mm) 16K (195x270 mm), 16K (184x260 mm), B5 (JIS), Double Japan Postcard (148x200 mm)

Face-up

Top edge leading into the printer

Note:

This is the preferred orientation when printing on A4 or Letter.

Paper orientation
Prepunched—portrait

Duplex mode

Paper size

How to load paper

1-sided printing

12x18, 11x17, RA3, SRA3, A3, 8K (273x394 mm), 8K (270x390 mm), 8K (260x368 mm), B4 (JIS), Legal, Oficio (8.5x13), Oficio (216x340 mm), SRA4, RA4, A4, Letter

Face-down

Holes toward the back of the printer

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

12x18, 11x17, RA3, SRA3, A3, 8K (273x394 mm), 8K (270x390 mm), 8K (260x368 mm), B4 (JIS), Legal, Oficio (8.5x13), Oficio (216x340 mm), SRA4, RA4, A4, Letter

Face-up

Holes toward the back of the printer

Paper orientation
Prepunched—landscape

Duplex mode

Paper size

How to load paper

1-sided printing

A4, Letter, Executive, A5, 16K (197x273 mm) 16K (195x270 mm), 16K (184x260 mm), B5 (JIS), Double Japan Postcard (148x200 mm)

Face-down

Holes away from the printer

Note:

This is the preferred orientation when printing on A4 or Letter.

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

A4, Letter, Executive, A5, 16K (197x273 mm) 16K (195x270 mm), 16K (184x260 mm), B5 (JIS), Double Japan Postcard (148x200 mm)

Face-up

Holes towards the printer

Note:

This is the preferred orientation when printing on A4 or Letter.

Paper orientation

Use alternative letterhead mode

Use the Alternative Letterhead Mode feature to load letterhead or preprinted paper into the tray the same way for all jobs, whether printing to one side of the sheet of paper or to both sides. When using this mode, load paper as for automatic duplex printing.

Enable Alternative Letterhead Mode by using the printer control-panel menus

Use the Settings menu to set the Alternative Letterhead Mode setting.

  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, navigate to and open the Settings menu.

  2. Open the following menus:

    1. Copy/Print or Print

    2. Manage Trays

    3. Alternative Letterhead Mode

  3. Select On.


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