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When Tray 2 empty draws paper from tray 1, How do I stop this

He hold letterhead paper in tray 2 and plain in tray 1. We continually find that when tray 1 is empty the machine automatically draws from tray 2 meaning all the copying is useless and is waste of letterhead paper.

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  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Ricoh 2228c Articio. Have looked on computer to see if I can change settings via computer but dont seem to have option here. On machine, well, I dont know where to start.



    Thank you for responding to my question.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    not knowing the model makes advice extremely difficult, but somewhere in your printer settings there is the option to turn "automatic tray switching" OFF

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Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Paper Tray Settings

You have Auto Tray Switching acticated (ATS). Unless you specify each tray/paper with different settings it will switch.

Go in to the utility menu and you can find this in the paper tray settings area I believe.

You can turn this off completely to avoid this in the future.

If you look around you can even just tweak the settings for this, but in your case i would just shut it off.

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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SOURCE: HP Laserjet 4250tn - cant print a letterhead invoice

Do a paper path test from each tray in diagnostics on the control paneland check Printer Properties for PAPER HANDLING

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: default paper tray selection for HP LaserJet 4200tn

1) When the printer receives a print job, it selects the tray by trying to match the requested paper type and size with what has been loaded in the trays. Using an “autoselect” process, it searches all available trays for the paper that satisfies the request, starting with the bottom tray and ending with the top tray (tray 1). The printer begins printing the job as soon as it finds the proper type/size.

2) If paper is loaded in tray 1 and tray 1 is set "TRAY 1 TYPE=ANY" and "TRAY 1 SIZE=ANY" on the
Paper Handling menu, the printer will always pull paper from tray 1 first.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Printing from wrong tray

I have the same problem Peter with my Phaser 8560. Xerox Tech Support has been no help. I've even updated the firmware on the printer and it still won't print to the right tray, even though I have everything setup right on both the client side computer and within the printer itself.

Posted on Dec 08, 2010

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I figure it's like this. Before it was "dynamic", it probably means the printer decides it's better to use tray 1 even though you choose tray 2 - and this decision is stupid. Changing it to "static" fixes this.

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You have Auto Tray Switching acticated (ATS). Unless you specify each tray/paper with different settings it will switch.

Go in to the utility menu and you can find this in the paper tray settings area I believe.

You can turn this off completely to avoid this in the future.

If you look around you can even just tweak the settings for this, but in your case i would just shut it off.

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You do this on printer keyboad find menu then find paper handling, tray xxx, paper type. xxxx...set or tick

 

Via operations panel you can also printout current settings too to see if you have done the change if you do one before and after

 

Then test,

 

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