NOTE: Tray 2 is available with some models. For ordering information, see
printing supplies online
To configure the trays, you must have Tray 2 installed and turned on.
By default, the device draws media from Tray 1. If Tray 1 is empty, the device draws
media from Tray 2 (if it is installed and loaded with media). You can change this
default behavior by using the following features:
Tray Lock: Use this feature to protect special media such as letterhead or
preprinted media from accidental use. If the device runs out of media while printing
a document, it will not use media from a locked tray to complete the print job.
Default Tray: Use this feature to determine the first tray from which the device
NOTE: To use the tray lock and default tray settings, you must select the
automatic tray selection option in the device software. If the device is on a network
and you set a default tray, the setting will affect all users of the device.
Tray 2 is designed to hold only plain paper.
The following table lists possible ways you can use the tray settings to meet your
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Follow these steps
Load both trays with the same media, and
have the device pick media from one tray if
the other one is empty.
Load media in Tray 1 and Tray 2. For
more information, see
Make sure tray lock is disabled.
Have both special media (such as
transparencies or letterhead) and plain paper
loaded in the trays.
Load special media in Tray 1 and plain
paper in Tray 2.
Make sure the default tray is set to Tray 2.
Make sure tray lock is set to Tray 1.
Load media in both trays but have the device
pick media from a specific tray first.
Load media in Tray 1 and Tray 2.
Make sure default tray is set to the
To configure the trays
1. Make sure the device is turned on.
2. Perform one of the following:
Embedded Web server: Click the Settings tab and click Paper Handling in
the left panel.
Print driver (Windows): Click the Printer services button on the Features
tab, and then select Paper Handling.
Toolbox (Windows): Click the Services tab and click Paper Handling.
HP Printer Utility (Mac OS X): Click Paper Handling from the Printer
Control panel: Press
(Setup), select Preferences, and then select
Default Tray or Tray Lock.
3. Click OK or Apply after changing the desired tray settings.