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Setting paper type per job (VersaLink B400DN)

Hi,

 

I've got a VersaLink B400DN printer.

 

I'd like to print on heavy/thick paper from time to time, without making it the default type.

 

How do I do that? I mean, how do I set the paper type per job (preferably directly from the computer--I'm using Windows 10--as opposed to the printer's touch screen).

 

Thanks,

Ori

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Registered: ‎11-25-2013

Re: Setting paper type per job (VersaLink B400DN)

If you set the tray to not be fully adjustable you can't do what you want, if it is Fully adjustable it will ask every time you load the tray what you just put in it.

 

When you load paper into a tray, you can change the paper tray settings. The following options are available:

  • Fully Adjustable: If you select this paper setting, you can change the paper size, type, and color when you load paper into the tray.
  • Dedicated: If you select this paper setting, you cannot change the paper size, type, and color when you load paper into the tray.
  • Bypass: When paper is present in this tray, it is used for print jobs where you did not specify a particular tray.

Changing the Tray Settings

The tray settings determine how the printer manages the paper trays.

  • Tray Mode: This option determines if users are prompted to confirm or modify paper settings when they insert a paper tray into the printer. There are three modes: Fully Adjustable, Dedicated, and Bypass.
    • In Fully Adjustable mode, users can change the paper settings at the control panel each time they insert a paper tray into the printer, or insert paper into the Bypass Tray.
    • In Dedicated mode, only a system administrator can use the Embedded Web Server or control panel to change the settings for paper features. When a printer tray is set to Dedicated mode, users cannot change the tray
    • In Bypass mode, the printer prompts users to confirm or modify paper settings when paper is loaded into the Bypass Tray. If the Bypass Tray contains paper, Bypass mode sets the Bypass Tray as the default tray for all print jobs without a specified tray.
  • Auto Select: This option designates a tray as available for all jobs that use the type of paper in the tray, and for print jobs that do not specify a tray.
  • Priority: This option sets a hierarchy for the paper trays. When more than one tray has Auto Select enabled and contains paper that matches the job, the printer uses the highest priority tray. When the Priority 1 tray is empty, the printer uses the Priority 2 tray, and so on, until all trays are empty or refilled.

To change the tray settings from the printer control panel:

  1. At the printer control panel, log in as administrator, then press the Home button. See the Related Content for additional information.
  2. Touch Device > Paper Trays .
  3. Select a tray.
  4. To set the level of restriction on the paper tray, touch Tray Mode and select an option.
  5. If you selected Dedicated for Tray Mode, configure the paper size, type, and color.
  6. To allow the printer to select which paper tray to use, for Auto Select, click the enable toggle button.
  7. To select a priority level for this paper tray, for Priority, touch the Plus icon (+) or Minus icon (-) to increment or decrement the number.
  8. Touch OK.

To change the tray settings from the Embedded Web Server:

  1. In the Embedded Web Server, log in as administrator, then click Home. See the Related Content for additional information.
  2. In the Trays area, click a tray icon.
  3. To set the level of restriction on the paper tray, click Tray Mode , then select an option.
  4. If you selected Dedicated for Tray Mode, configure the paper size, type, and color.
  5. To allow the printer to select which paper tray to use, for Auto Select, click the Enable toggle button.
  6. To select a priority level for the paper tray, click Priority, then select an option.
  7. Click OK.

 

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