Printing by tray Source versus by paper Type or paper Size

Three settings affect how the printer driver tries to pull media when you send a print job. These settings, Source, Type, and Size, appear in your program Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the printer driver. The printer automatically selects a tray if you do not change these settings. If you do want to change these settings, you can print by Source, by Type, by Size.

• Source. Printing by Source means that you select a specific tray from which you want the printer to pull paper. The printer tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size is loaded in it. However, if you select a tray that is configured from the HP Toolbox for a type or size and that does not match your print job, the printer does not print automatically. Instead, it waits for you to load the tray that you selected with the type or size of print media for your print job. When you load the tray, the printer begins printing. (If it does not begin, you might need to configure the tray to match the size or type of the print job.) Or, press 0 (Select) to have the printer try to print from another tray.

• Type or Size. Printing by Type or Size means that you want the printer to pull paper or print media from the first tray that is loaded with the type or size that you selected. Always print by Type for special print media such as labels or transparencies.

• If you want to print by Type or Size and the trays have not been configured for a certain type or size from the HP Toolbox, load the paper or print media into a tray and then select the Type or Size from the Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the printer driver.

• If you often print on a certain type or size of media, you can use the HP Toolbox to configure a tray for that type or size. (See HP Toolbox.) Then, when you select that Type or Size as you print a job, the printer pulls from the tray that is configured for that type or size.

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