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HP Laserjet 4250tn - cant print a letterhead invoice

I have a HP laserjet 4250tn -

Tray 2 is loaded with A4 letterhead
Tray 3 is loaded with A4 plain.

Our accounts system requests that 1st page print on letterhead from tray 3 and 2 other copies on plain from Tray 2.

Last week all was OK but something has changed and all 3 prints come out on plain.

From Word/excel if you request a tray letterhead print it still prints on plain, therefore indicating it's a printer issue rather than a application problem.

I have tried different drivers and uninstalling printer and re-installing - this makes no dofference.

Any ideas ?

John

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

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