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HP LaserJet P4010 and P4510 Series Printers - Configure trays

The product automatically prompts you to configure a tray for type and size in the following situations:

  • When you load paper into the tray

  • When you specify a particular tray or paper type for a print job through the printer driver or a software program and the tray is not configured to match the print-job’s settings

The prompt does not appear if you are printing from Tray 1 and Tray 1 is configured for ANY SIZE and ANY TYPE .
If you have used other HP LaserJet product models, you might be accustomed to configuring Tray 1 to First mode or Cassette mode. On this product, setting Tray 1 size to ANY SIZE is equivalent to First mode. Setting Tray 1 size to a setting other than ANY SIZE is equivalent to Cassette mode.

Configure a tray when loading paper

  1. Load paper in the tray. Close the tray if you are using a tray other than Tray 1.

  2. The tray configuration message appears.

  3. Press OK to accept the detected size.

    -or-

    Press the back arrow to choose a different configuration, and continue with the following steps.

  4. To modify the tray configuration, press the down arrow to highlight the correct size, and then press OK .

    The product automatically detects most paper sizes in trays other than Tray 1.
  5. Press the down arrow to highlight the correct type, and then press OK .

Configure a tray to match print job settings

  1. In the software program, specify the source tray, the paper size, and the paper type.

  2. Send the job to the product.

    If the tray needs to be configured, a prompt appears on the control-panel display.

  3. If the displayed size is not correct, press the back arrow . Press the down arrow to highlight the correct size, or highlight CUSTOM .

    To specify a custom size, first press the down arrow to highlight the correct unit of measure. Then set the X and Y dimensions by using the numeric keypad or by pressing the up arrow or the down arrow .

  4. If the displayed paper type is not correct, press the back arrow , and then press the down arrow to highlight the paper type.

Configure a tray by using the Paper Handling menu

You can also configure the trays for type and size without a prompt from the product.

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press the down arrow to highlight PAPER HANDLING , and then press OK .

  3. Press the down arrow to highlight the size or type setting for the desired tray, and then press OK .

  4. Press the down arrow to highlight the size or type. To specify a custom size, first press the down arrow to highlight the correct unit of measure. Then set the X and Y dimensions by using the numeric keypad or by pressing the up arrow or the down arrow .

  5. Press OK to save the settings.

  6. Press Menu .

Select the paper by source, type, or size

In the Microsoft Windows operating system, three settings affect how the printer driver tries to pull paper when you send a print job. Source , Type , and Size settings appear in the Page Setup , Print , or Print Properties dialog boxes in most software programs. Unless you change these settings, the product automatically selects a tray using the default settings.

Source

To print by source select a specific tray for the product to pull from. If you select a tray that is configured for a type or size that does not match your print job, the product prompts you to load the tray with the type or size of paper for your job before printing it. When you load the tray, the product begins printing.

Type and size

Printing by type or size means that you want the product to pull from the tray that is loaded with the correct type and size of paper. Selecting paper by type rather than source is similar to locking out trays and helps protect special paper from accidental use. For example, if a tray is configured for letterhead and you select plain paper, the product will not pull the letterhead from that tray. Instead, it will pull from a tray that is loaded with plain paper and is configured for plain paper on the product control panel.

Selecting paper by type and size results in significantly better print quality for most paper types. Using the wrong setting might result in unsatisfactory print quality. Always print by type for special print media, such as labels or transparencies. Print by size for envelopes, if possible.

  • To print by type or size, select the type or size from the Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the Print Properties dialog box, depending on the software program.

  • If you often print on a certain type or size of paper, configure a tray for that type or size. Then, when you select that type or size as you print a job, the product automatically pulls paper from the tray that is configured for that type or size.

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