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Print full-bleed images
Full-bleed images extend from edge to edge of the page. To achieve this effect, use larger paper, then
trim its edges to the desired size.
CAUTIONNever print directly to the edge of paper. This causes toner to accumulate inside the
device, which may affect print quality and damage the device. Print on paper up to 312 x 470 mm
(12.28 x 18.5 in), leaving margins on all four sides of at least 2 mm (0.08 in).
NOTEWhen printing paper wider than 297 mm (11.7 in), do not use the optional duplexer.
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Print on custom-size media
Custom-size paper can be printed from any of the trays. For media specifications, see Media and
NOTEVery small or very large custom-size paper should be printed from tray 1. The control
panel can be set for one custom size at a time. Do not load more than one size of custom paper
into the device.
For best printing performance when you print large numbers of small or narrow media and standard
paper, print the standard paper first and then print the small or narrow media.
Guidelines for printing on custom-size paper
●Do not attempt to print from tray 1 on paper smaller than 76 mm (3 inches) wide or 127 mm
(5 inches) long.
●Do not attempt to print from trays 2 or 3 (or from optional trays 4, 5, or 6) on paper smaller than
148 mm (5.83 inches) wide or 210 mm (8.27 inches) long.
●Set page margins at least 4.23 mm (0.17 in) away from the edges.
Set custom paper sizes
When custom paper is loaded, size settings need to be selected from the software program (the
preferred method), the printer driver, or the control panel.
NOTEAll settings in the printer driver and software program (except configuring custom paper
sizes) override control panel settings. (Software program settings override printer driver settings.)
If the settings are not available from the software, set the custom paper size from the control panel:
1.On the control panel, touch Supplies Status, touch the name of the tray, and then touch Modify.
3.Set the X Dimension and the Y Dimension. The labels in each tray indicate the X and Y directions.
4.In the software, select Custom as the paper size.
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Load custom-size media into tray 1
Load custom-size media in tray 1 using the same procedures as for standard-size media. See Load
tray 1 (multipurpose tray).
Load custom-size media into trays 2 and 3 (and optional trays 4, 5,
1. Pull open the tray and remove any media.
2.Press the tab on media guide in the front of the tr ay and slide it so that the pointer shows a size
larger than the paper size. Also adjust the side media-width guide to a size larger than the paper
size that you are loading.
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3.Place the media in the tray and make sure that it is flat at all four corners. Keep the stack below
the height tabs on the paper-lengt h guide in the rear of the tray.
4.On the paper-length guide, press the tab and slide it up against the edge of the stack. Also slide
the side media-width guides up against the edge of the stack.
5. Slide the tray into the device.
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Control print jobs
When a job is sent to the printer, the printer driver controls what paper tray is used to pull media through
the printer. By default, the printer automatically selects the tray, but a specific tray can be chosen based
on three user-specified settings: Source, Type, and Size. These settings are available from the
Application Setting dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the printer driver.
SourceDirects the printer to pull paper from a user-specified tray. The
printer tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size
media is loaded in it. To begin printing, load the selected tray
with the correct type or size of print media for the print job. After
loading the tray, the printer begins printing. If the printer does
not begin printing:
●Verify the tray configuration matches the size or type of
the print job.
●Press OK to have the printer try to print from another tray.
Type or Size Directs the printer to pull paper or print media from the first tray
that is loaded with the type or size that you selected. Always
print by Type for special print media such as labels or
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