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HP LaserJet Enterprise M406, M407, MFP M430, M431, HP LaserJet Managed E40040, MFP E42540 - Load paper to Tray 3 (accessory)

Review the following information about loading paper to Tray 3.

Load paper Tray 3

This tray holds up to 550 sheets of 75 g/m220 lb paper.

CAUTION:

Do not print envelopes, labels, or unsupported sizes of paper from Tray 3. Print these types of paper only from Tray 1.

  1. Pull the tray out and lift up slightly to remove it completely from the printer.

    Note:

    Do not open this tray while it is in use.

    Open the tray
  2. Adjust the paper-width guides by squeezing the adjustment latch on the left guide and sliding the guides to the size of the paper being used.

    Adjust the paper width guides
  3. Adjust the paper-length guide by squeezing the adjustment latch and sliding the guides to the size of the paper being used.

    Adjust the paper length guide
  4. Load paper into the tray. For information about how to orient the paper, see Tray 3 paper orientation.

    Note:

    Do not adjust the paper guides tightly against the paper stack. Adjust them to the indentations or markings in the tray.

    Note:

    To prevent jams, adjust the paper guides to the correct size and do not overfill the tray. Be sure that the top of the stack is below the tray full indicator, as shown in the enlargement in the illustration.

    Note:

    If the tray is not adjusted correctly, an error message might display during printing or the paper might jam.

    Load paper
  5. Slide the tray completely into the printer.

    Close the tray
  6. At the computer, begin the printing process from the software application. Make sure that the driver is set to the correct paper type and size for the paper being printed from the tray.

Tray 3 paper orientation

When using paper that requires a specific orientation, load it according to the information in the following table.

Tray 3 paper orientation

Paper type

Output

How to load paper

Letterhead or preprinted

1-sided printing

Face-down

Top edge at the front of the tray

Paper orientation

Letterhead or preprinted

2-sided printing

Face-up

Top edge at the front of the tray

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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