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Controlling print jobs
In
Windows, three settings affect how the printer driver pulls media when you send a print job. The
Source
,
Type
, and
Size
settings appear in the
Page Setup
,
Print
, or
Print Properties
dialog boxes in
most software programs. If you do not change these settings, the printer automatically uses the default
printer settings to select a tray.
CAUTION
Make printer setup changes through the software program or the printer driver
whenever possible, because changes that you make at the control panel become default settings
for subsequent print jobs. Settings selected in the software or the printer driver override control-
panel settings.
Source
Print by
Source
to specify a tray from which the printer will pull media. The printer tries to print from this
tray, no matter what type or size is loaded in it. If you select a tray that is configured for a type or size
that does not match your print job, the job does not proceed until you load the tray with the correct type
or size. If you load the tray correctly, the printer begins printing. If you press
, you can select another
tray.
NOTE
If you have difficulties printing by
Source
, see
Priority for print settings
.
Type and Size
Print by
Type
or
Size
when you want to pull media from the first tray that is loaded with the type or size
that you select. Selecting media by type rather than source is similar to locking out trays and helps
protect special media from accidental use. For example, if a tray is configured for letterhead, and you
specify that the driver print on plain paper, the printer will not pull media from that tray, but will pull paper
from a tray that has plain paper loaded and is configured for plain paper.
NOTE
Selecting the
Any
setting negates the tray lock-out function.
Selecting media by type and size results in significantly better print quality for heavy paper, glossy paper,
and overhead transparencies. Using the wrong setting can result in unsatisfactory print quality. Always
print by
Type
for special print media, such as labels or transparencies. Always print by
Size
for
envelopes.
If you want to print by
Type
or
Size
and the trays have not been configured for a certain type or
size, load the media into tray 1. Then, in the printer driver, select the
Type
or
Size
in the
Page
Setup
,
Print
, or
Print Properties
dialog box.
If you often print on a certain type or size of media, the printer administrator (for a network printer)
or you (for a local printer) can configure a tray for that type or size. Then, when you select that type
or size as you print a job, the printer pulls from the tray configured for that type or size. See
Configuring trays
.
When you close tray 2 or optional tray 3, a message might appear prompting you to select a
Type
or
Size
for the tray. If the tray is already configured correctly, press
to return to the
Ready
state.
Priority for print settings
Changes to print settings are prioritized depending on where the changes are made:
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Chapter 4
Printing tasks
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