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On an X656de, how do you stop it automatically changing to another tray if the tray it is using runs out of paper?

We have letterhead in the multipurpose tray and when Tray 1 runs out of plain paper the machine automatically defaults to drawing the letterhead and this is wasteful because all of that used letterhead has to be dumped.

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SOURCE: Selecting a default paper source for a specific program

That what you want is not TRAY 2 it is Manual feed!! That is need to select to be default or you can empty Tray1 and feed Tray2 and select feed automatic! This both solution will work you choose witch appropriate to you!!!
good luck

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

SOURCE: Printer Trays

I have the same problem. Tray 2 shows "!" and doesn not print. PLEASE HELP!

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Stopping Auto Tray Selection

If you use different print materials of the same size in the trays, each tray with a different print material should have a unique paper type setting to prevent the printer from linking the trays together and mistakenly printing on the wrong paper.

From the printer's operator panel, choose the paper menu, then paper type, then select the source (ie, tray) that you want to change.

For example, if you have plain paper in tray 1 and preprinted paper in tray 2 and both are set up where size = A4 and type = Plain paper then when Tray 1 runs out it will automatically feed from Tray 2. To prevent this from happening you should change Tray 2 type = Letterhead. In this way, the printer knows that the two media types aren't identical and won't pull from that tray unless you specifically tell it to.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Lexmark T642 - I have plain white paper in tray 1

You need to tell the printer that the two papers are different. I assume they are the same size so the printer thinks they are the same unless you have configured the Paper types to be different.
Set Tray 1 type as Plain and Tray 2 type as custom 1. hope this helps

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Won't use tray 2 when tray 1 is empty

Have you tried checking that tray 2 has the same paper type as tray 1. If your machine is network attached, you can access the embedded web server (where device settings can be adjusted) by entering the device IP address into a browser. Find the web address from the machine by going to menu (key icon), reports, then arrow over to network set up page. NSP is a 1 page report which will tell you the IP address. Go to a web browser and type in that IP address. Should take you to your device web page. From that page you can change the device settings (click on settings and then paper menu). Check to be sure that the same paper type is set for both tray 1 and tray 2 (and be sure that tray 2 is showing up on the list). I had to power the printer back on for it to recognize tray 2. Hope it helps

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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printer I beleive has setting too enable duplex in print menu.

tray one in manual feeder on these.

When I set these up sometimes I install the print driver twice, ones set to use letterhead and the other plain, so customer can just choose which ever one at print time.

Usally it is set up that you go to driver and select tray or windows decides depending on what doc type is set on what you are printing.

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I think most customers don't duplex on letterhead, they use that as cover then duplex on plain, but I cant see it not working if you did, otherwise I would of come across it buy now, this machines format has been around for ages and they are great workhourse printers once noisy swing plate gear fault is fixed (common 4250 fault)

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Set tray (3? ) or other non standard paper type trays to type setting of letterhead and set normal paper tray (2) paper type to plain .

 

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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