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HP Color LaserJet Managed MFP E877, E87740, E87750, E87760, E87770 - Load paper to Tray 2, Tray 3, and the optional 2 x 520-sheet trays

The following information describes how to load paper into Trays 2, 3 and the optional 2 x 520-sheet trays.

CAUTION:

Do not extend more than one paper tray at a time.

Load Tray 2, Tray 3, and the optional 2 x 520-sheet trays

These trays hold up to 520 sheets of 75 grams per square meter (20 lb) paper.

Note:

The procedure to load paper to Tray 2, Tray 3, and the optional 2 x 520-sheet trays is the same. Only Tray 2 is shown here.

  1. Open the tray.

    Note:

    Do not open any tray while it is in use.

    Open the tray
  2. Before loading paper, adjust the paper-width guides by holding down the blue lock/unlock toggle switch on the rear paper-width guide, pinching the blue adjustment latch on the front paper-width guide, and then sliding the guides to the fully open position.

    Adjust the width guides
  3. Adjust the paper-length guide by pushing in at the bottom of the blue adjustment latch while sliding the guide to the size of the paper being used.

    Adjust the length guides
  4. Load paper into the tray.

    Load the paper
  5. Adjust the paper-length and paper-width guides to the size of the paper being used. Check the paper to verify the guides lightly touch the stack, but do not bend it.

    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.

    Adjust the guides
  6. Close the tray.

    Close the tray
  7. The tray configuration message displays on the printer control panel.

  8. Select OK to accept the detected type and size, or select Modify to choose a different paper size or type.

    For custom-size paper, specify the X and Y dimensions for the paper when the prompt displays on the printer control panel.

Tray 2, Tray 3 and the optional 2 x 520-sheet trays paper orientation

Position paper correctly in Tray 2, Tray 3 and the optional 2 x 520-sheet trays to ensure the best print quality.

Letterhead or preprinted paper - Portrait

Duplex mode

How to load paper

1-sided printing

Face-up

Top edge at the back of the tray

Paper orientation

Top edge at the left side of the tray

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

Face-down

Top edge at the back of the tray

Note:

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

Paper orientation

Top edge at the right side of the tray

Paper orientation
Letterhead or preprinted paper - Landscape

Duplex mode

How to load paper

1-sided printing

Face-up

Top edge at the left side of the tray

Paper orientation

Top edge at the back of the tray

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

Face-down

Top edge at the right side of the tray

Paper orientation

Top edge at the back of the tray

Paper orientation
Prepunched paper - Portrait

Duplex mode

How to load paper

1-sided printing

Face-up

Holes at the left side of the tray, with the top of the form at the rear of the printer

Paper orientation

Holes at the back of the tray

Paper orientation

Automatic 2-sided printing or with Alternative Letterhead Mode enabled

Face-down

Holes at the right side of the tray

Paper orientation

Holes at the back 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 enable Alternative Letterhead Mode.

  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, 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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