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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CM4540 MFP Product Series - Load paper trays

Load Tray 1
  caution:
To avoid jams, never add or remove paper from Tray 1 during printing.
  1. Open Tray 1.
    Figure : Location of Tray 1
  2. Fold out the tray extension to support the paper and set the side guides to the correct width.
    Figure : Location of the tray extension
  3. Load paper in the tray.
    Figure : Load paper
  4. Make sure the stack fits under the tabs on the guides and does not exceed the load-level indicators.
    Figure : Load-level indicators
  5. Adjust the side guides so that they lightly touch the paper stack but do not bend it.
    Figure : Load paper
Load Tray 2 and optional Trays 3, 4, and 5 with standard-size paper
  1. Open the tray.
      note:
    Do not open the tray while it is in use.
    Figure : Location of the tray
  2. Adjust the paper-length and paper-width guides by squeezing the adjustment latches and sliding the guides to the size of the paper being used.
    Figure : Location of the paper size adjustment
  3. Load paper into the tray. Check the paper to verify the guides lightly touch the stack, but do not bend it.
      note:
    To prevent jams, do not overfill the tray. Be sure the top of the stack is below the tray full indicator.
    Figure : Load the paper
      note:
    If the tray is not adjusted correctly, an error message might appear during printing or the paper might jam.
  4. Close the tray.
    Figure : Location of the tray
  5. The control panel shows the tray’s paper type and size. If the configuration is not correct, follow the instructions on the control panel to change the size or type.
    Figure : Control panel
Load Tray 2 and optional Trays 3, 4, and 5 with custom-size paper
  1. Open the tray.
    Figure : Location of the tray
  2. Adjust the paper-length and paper-width guides by squeezing the adjustment latches and sliding the guides to the size of the paper being used.
    Figure : Location of the paper size adjustment
  3. Load paper into the tray. Check the paper to verify the guides lightly touch the stack, but do not bend it.
    Figure : Load the paper
  4. Close the tray.
    Figure : Location of Tray 3
  5. The control panel prompts you to set the paper size and type. Select the Custom setting, and then configure the X and Y dimensions of the custom paper size.
      note:
    See the label in the paper tray, or the following illustration, to determine the X and Y dimensions.
    Figure : Location of Tray 3
Tray and bin capacity
Tray or bin
Paper type
Specifications
Quantity
Tray 1
Paper
Range:
60 g/m2 bond to 216 g/m2 bond
Maximum stack height: 10 mm
Equivalent to 100 sheets of 75 g/m2 bond
Envelopes
Less than 60 g/m2 bond to 90 g/m2 bond
Up to 10 envelopes
Labels
Maximum 0.102 mm thick
Maximum stack height: 10 mm
Transparencies
Minimum 0.102 mm thick
Maximum stack height: 10 mm
Up to 50 sheets
Glossy paper
Range:
105 g/m2 bond to 220 g/m2 bond
Maximum stack height: 10 mm
Up to 50 sheets
Tray 2
Paper
Range:
60 g/m2 bond to 220 g/m2 bond
Maximum stack height: 56 mm
Equivalent to 500 sheets of 75 g/m2 bond
Transparencies
Minimum 0.102 mm thick
Maximum stack height: 56 mm
Glossy paper
Range:
105 g/m2 bond to 220 g/m2 bond
Maximum stack height: 56 mm
Optional Trays 3, 4, and 5
Paper
Range:
60 g/m2 bond to 220 g/m2 bond
Maximum stack height: 56 mm
Equivalent to 500 sheets of 75 g/m2 bond
Transparencies
Minimum 0.102 mm thick
Maximum stack height: 56 mm
Glossy paper
Range:
105 g/m2 bond to 220 g/m2 bond
Maximum stack height: 56 mm
Output bin
Paper
Up to 500 sheets of 75 g/m2 bond
Document feeder
Paper
Range:
60 g/m2 bond to 220 g/m2 bond
Up to 50 sheets of 75 g/m2 bond
  note:
Trays 2, 3, 4, and 5 can print on bond paper heavier than 220 g/m2 in some circumstances, but HP does not guarantee results.
Paper orientation for loading trays
If you are using paper that requires a specific orientation, load it according to the information in the following tables.
  note:
The Alternative Letterhead Mode and Image Rotation settings affect the way you load letterhead or preprinted paper. The following information depicts the default setting.
Paper orientation for loading Tray 1
Paper type
Image orientation
Duplex mode
How to load paper
Preprinted or letterhead
Portrait
1-sided printing
Face down
Bottom edge leading into the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Automatic 2-sided printing
Face up
Bottom edge leading into the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Landscape
1-sided printing
Face down
Top edge toward the back of the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Automatic 2-sided printing
Face up
Top edge toward the back of the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Prepunched
Portrait or landscape
1- or 2-sided printing
Holes toward the back of the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Envelopes
Landscape
Short edge of the envelope feeding into the product
1-sided printing
Face down
Top edge toward the front of the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Portrait
Long edge of the envelope feeding into the product
1-sided printing
Face down
Top edge leading into the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Paper orientation for loading Tray 2 or Trays 3, 4, and 5
Paper type
Image orientation
Duplex mode
How to load paper
Preprinted or letterhead
Portrait
1-sided printing
Face up
Top edge at the left side of the tray
Figure : Paper orientation
Automatic 2-sided printing
Face down
Top edge at the left side of the tray
Figure : Paper orientation
Landscape
1-sided printing
Face up
Top edge toward the back of the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Automatic 2-sided printing
Face down
Top edge toward the back of the product
Figure : Paper orientation
Prepunched
Portrait or landscape
1- or 2-sided printing
Holes toward the back of the product
Figure : Paper orientation

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