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Peobody New Member
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Tray configuration: "Panel specified" vs. "Driver specified"?

Product Name: Phaser 3610DN
Operating System: Windows 7 x64
RE: Phaser 3610DN In the tray configuration settings there are tray mode options of "Panel specified" and "Driver specified". My experience is that the driver settings override what is configured at the panel so I would appreciate an explanation of when/why "Panel specified" should be used.
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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: Tray configuration: "Panel specified" vs. "Driver specified"?

Panel Specified is for when you want to set the paper size in the printer (Let's say Letter) and then in the driver you send over a Letter size job and all is well. If you send a legal job, the print will fault and tell you to load Letter.

If you use Driver specified the printer will assume whatever you told the driver is indeed loaded, this is preferable for a desktop printer and you know whats in it, it very much isn't when it is networked, 3 rooms over and Sandra in Accounting has a habit of leaving her envelopes in there. Now your spreadsheet burned through 40 envelopes and you have to print it again later.

 

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Peobody New Member
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Re: Tray configuration: "Panel specified" vs. "Driver specified"?

Does paper type play a role in the "Panel specified"/"Driver specified" options?  That's what's tripping me up.  I can load heavyweight and specify it in the panel but if the driver is set to plain paper the printer will want confirmation that plain paper is loaded without a way to opt for the panel configured heavyweight instead.

BTW, I'm using the PCL5 driver.

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: Tray configuration: "Panel specified" vs. "Driver specified"?

The printer has to compensate for heavier stocks, the fuser temp goes up, probably not doable from the print driver

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Peobody New Member
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Re: Tray configuration: "Panel specified" vs. "Driver specified"?

So, if tray config is set to "Panel specified", be prepared to have to cancel the print job if panel settings are correct but driver settings don't match.

I dream of the day when a driver provides notification of a paper mismatch with a selection option that allows user to confirm which one or cancel job.

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