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To adjust your Brother machine's paper type and size settings follow the instructions listed below:

To get the best print quality, set your Brother machine for the type of paper you're using.

You can use seven sizes of paper for printing and copying: Letter, Legal, Ledger, A3, A4, A5, and 4 x 6 in (10 x 15 cm).
You can use five sizes for printing faxes: Ledger, Letter, Legal, A3, and A4.

When you change the size of the paper you load into your Brother machine, you must also change the machine's Paper Size setting.

  1. Press Menu.
  2. Press the up or down arrow key to select General Setup.
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press the up or down arrow key to select Tray Setting.
  5. Press OK.
  6. Press the up or down arrow key to select Tray #1 or Tray #2.
  7. Press OK.
  8. Do one of the following:

    • If you selected Tray #1, please follow these steps:
      1. Press the left or right arrow key to select the paper type you want to use.
        - You can select Plain Paper, Inkjet Paper, Brother BP71, Other Glossy, or Transparency.
      2. Press OK.
      3. Press the up or down arrow key to select Paper Size.
      4. Press the left or right arrow key to select the paper size you want to use.
        - You can select Letter, Legal, Ledger, A3, A4, A5, or 4 in x 6 in (10x15cm).
      5. Press OK.

    • If you selected Tray #2, please follow these steps:
      1. Press the up or down arrow key to select Paper Size.
      2. Press the left or right arrow key to select the paper size you want to use.
        - You can select Letter, Legal, Ledger, A3, or A4.
      3. Press OK.

  9. Press Stop/Exit.

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