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Won't print out legal size paper

We have stacked paper trays; legal, letter & custom. The problem is when we go to print and choose legal, it prints on letter and it cuts the top off. Everyone has checked their settings and they appear to be correct. Any suggestions? Thanks,

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Re: Won't print out legal size paper

Some machines have a setting on the tray as well as in the menu. I would check both.

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You should configure TRAY 1 as Legal only.
and Tray 2 as plain letter.

Specially when you specify from what tray/paper type to print.

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