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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4020/CP4520 Series Printer - Configure trays

The product automatically prompts you to configure a tray for type and size in the following situations:
  • When you load paper into the tray
  • When you specify a particular tray or media type for a print job through the printer driver or a software program and the tray is not configured to match the print-job’s settings
  note:
The prompt does not appear if you are printing from Tray 1, and it is configured for the ANY SIZE and ANY TYPE settings. In this situation, if the print job does not specify a tray, the product prints from Tray 1, even if the paper size and type settings in the print job do not match the paper loaded in Tray 1.
Configure a tray when loading paper
  1. Load paper in the tray. Close the tray if you are using Tray 2, 3, 4, or 5.
  2. The tray configuration message appears.
  3. Press the back arrow to accept the size and type, or press the OK button to choose a different paper size or paper type.
  4. To modify the tray size configuration, press the down arrow to highlight the correct size, and then press the OK button.
  5. To modify the tray type configuration, press the down arrow to highlight the correct type, and then press the OK button.
Configure a tray to match print job settings
  1. In the software program, specify the source tray, the paper size, and the paper type.
  2. Send the job to the product.
    If the tray needs to be configured, the LOAD TRAY <X> [TYPE] [SIZE] message appears.
  3. Load the tray with the specified type and size of paper, and then close the tray.
  4. When the TRAY <X> SIZE = <Size> message appears, press the OK button to confirm the size.
  5. When the TRAY<X> TYPE=<TYPE> message appears, press the OK button to confirm the type and continue with the job.
Configure a tray by using the Paper Handling menu
You can also configure the trays for type and size without a prompt from the product.
  1. Press the Home button .
  2. Press the down arrow to highlight the PAPER HANDLING menu, and then press the OK button.
  3. Press the down arrow to highlight the size or type setting for the desired tray, and then press the OK button.
  4. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to highlight the size or type. If you select a custom size, select the unit of measure, and then set the X dimension and the Y dimension.
  5. Press the OK button to save your selection.
  6. Press the Home button to exit the menus.
Automatic paper sensing (auto-sense mode)
The automatic media type sensor functions when that tray is configured to the ANY TYPE or plain type setting. It also functions when the PRINT MODE setting for that tray is set to the AUTO SENSE MODE option.
After it has picked up paper from the tray, the product can detect overhead transparencies, paper weight, and gloss level.
For more control, a specific type must be selected in the job or configured in a tray.
Auto-sense settings
Full sensing (Tray 1 only)
For each sheet of paper that it picks up from the tray, the product detects light paper, plain paper, heavy paper, glossy paper, tough paper, and transparencies.
Expanded sensing
For the first few sheets of paper that it picks up from the tray, the product detects light paper, plain paper, heavy paper, glossy paper, tough paper, and transparencies. The product assumes the rest of the pages are of the same type.
Transparency only
The product distinguishes between transparencies and non-transparencies.
For more information about setting these options, see Print Quality menu.
Select the paper by source, type, or size
In the Microsoft Windows operating system, three settings affect how the printer driver tries to pull media when you send a print job. Source, Type, and Size settings appear in the Page Setup, Print, or Print Properties dialog boxes in most software programs. Unless you change these settings, the product automatically selects a tray using the default settings.
Source
To print by source, select a specific tray in the printer driver for the product to pull from. If you select a tray that is configured for a type or size that does not match your print job, the product prompts you to load the tray with the type or size of paper for your print job before printing it. When you load the tray, the product begins printing.
Type and Size
  • Printing by type or size causes the product to pull from the tray that is loaded with the correct type and size of paper.
  • Selecting paper by type rather than source helps protect special paper from accidental use.
  • Using the wrong setting might result in unsatisfactory print quality. Always print by type for special print media, such as labels or transparencies.
  • Print by type or size for envelopes, if possible.
  • To print by type or size, select the type or size from the Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the Print Properties dialog box, depending on the software program.
  • If you often print on a certain type or size of paper, configure a tray for that type or size. Then, when you select that type or size as you print a job, the product automatically pulls paper from the tray that is configured for that type or size.

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