Question about Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Printing Labels When I try to print labels to the Dell 5100cn Laser printer it comes up with a message saying "Load MPF". What does that mean and what should I do to fix the problem? Thank you for you assistance! ~Carolyn

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • delluser100 Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same problem, however, saying Ok doesn't help. I still get nothing. What else could be the problem? Thx!

  • elfaro Apr 10, 2009

    Same -- trying to print labels, loaded label on MPF tray, change settings in both the printer and software and nada - still gives me the message load MPF letter plain.

  • gina_griffis Apr 17, 2009

    Same thing here: CAN'T PRINT LABELS....I did EVERYTHING suggested but I still cannot print labels.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 188 Answers

The MPF is simply the "Manual Paper Feed".
Your printer is set by default that the MPF paper type is "plain paper". Since you are telling the printer that you are trying to print lables, the printer is simply telling you that you need to load the MPF with lables.

If you say "ok", the printer sould continue and print the lables.

If you only print lables, the you can change the default paper for the MPF tray to "lables", and then you will no longer be prompted to load the tray.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

At school there is a printer the Dell 5100cn laser printer and we need to print labels and each time we try it asks on the computer if I want to continue because they are outside of the standard margins,...


A5 is a European paper size standard. Your label making program is telling the printer that the program needs that size label paper. You have to tell the printer to use that size paper. It may be somewhere in the menu of the printer driver on the computer or it may be on the display window on the printer, or it may be as simple as flipping a tab in the paper tray. As far as the printing outside the standard margins, most printers will allow a certain amount of that without a problem. Just tell it yes or Ok. If you solve the paper size problem and it hangs up when you tell it to print outside the margins, then the printer is not compatible with that label format in the label printing program. You will have to choose a different format. I recommend that you select a label format that is a US standard like 3 across on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

Nov 19, 2010 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

3 Answers

Error Message on Dell 5100cn


check the page setting in the printer as well as in the print dialog box in the, if the problem persists then you have to send it for servicing

Apr 29, 2008 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Load pmf message appears on my dell 5110cn what does it mean?


MPF (Multi Purpose Feeder) means open the front door of the printer and manually load the media requested.

Jul 26, 2010 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

When I go to print labels, I always get the message to Load MPF paper


I think it wants you to put the blank labels in the multi purp. tray or tray 1

May 13, 2010 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

When I print labels the sheet is smudged using Dell 3110cn.


Due to the thickness of label stock it can take more heat to fuse the toner than when you use normal paper.

1 You MUST use labels that are suitable for laser printers.

2 When printing on labels, you'll probably put them (face down) in the MPF 'tray' in the door, and make sure you choose Label as your paper type under Printing Preferences, Paper Tray, MPF Settings

Mar 05, 2010 | Dell 3110cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

Dell Laser Printer 5100cn Load MPF Letter Plain 1 !


Are you trying to use the "MPF" (Manual Paper Feed) tray?

If you are then the manual paper feed tray is usually a fold down flap at the back of the printer. It only accepts on piece of paper at a time.

However, if you are just trying to print to the printer's default tray, then you need to check both the "Page Setup" in the application and the printer driver properties to make sure that you are calling the correct paper tray.

Don

Nov 18, 2009 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

1 Answer

My Dell Color Laser Printer 5110 cn won't print. It keeps saying ''Load MPF Letter'' then ''Load MPF Plain'' then ''Load MPF 020-969


it's asking for paper in the manual Paper Feeder (MPF). Somewhere in your settings you have it printing to the MPF. Check the settings in the printer prefrences, the printer itself and the software you're using.
Cheers.

Sep 23, 2009 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

3 Answers

Dell 5100cn won't recognize mpf tray


Go to the printer web page by entering the IP address of the printer in an Internet Browser.
click Printer Settings menu entry
If the Substitute Tray value is not MPF Feed, click on the Printer Settings tab
Set the Substitute Tray value to MPF Feed
Click the button Apply New Settings, it will request the admin id & password for the printer.

In trying to resolve this issue, initially I set the Tray Settings to Panel Specified from Driver Specified at the printer's panel. Since the issue was resolved with this set, I just left it that way.


Nov 01, 2008 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

2 Answers

Dell 5100cn Laser Printer Multipurpose Feed Problem


I had the same problem, my solution was:

1) Go into the Print dialog window, select your 5100cn printer and click the "Properties" button next to it.
2) Select the second tab, labeled "Paper Tray".
3) Select "MPF" from the "Paper Source" drop-down list.
4) Click the "MPF Settings" button and select "Envelope".

That should allow your program to print to MPF for envelopes. This needs to be done in your software, setting it on the printer's control panel didn't work for me.

Dec 17, 2007 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

2 Answers

Error Message on Dell 5100cn


you select the cassete of your printer it is saying to put paper by manual feed

Sep 11, 2007 | Dell 5100cn Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell 5100cn Laser Printer Logo

1,028 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Printers & Copiers Experts

Prashant  Sharma
Prashant Sharma

Level 3 Expert

1127 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

84 Answers

sunmaid

Level 1 Expert

3 Answers

Are you a Dell Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...