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HP Color LaserJet CM4730 MFP Series Product - Configure trays
The MFP automatically prompts you to configure a tray for type and size in the following situations:
The following message appears on the control panel:.
The prompt does not appear if you are printing from tray 1 and tray 1 is configured forand .
If you have used other HP LaserJet printer models, you might be accustomed to configuring tray 1 to First mode or Cassette mode. On HP Color LaserJet CM4730 MFP series, setting tray 1 size and type tois equivalent to First mode. Setting size or type for tray 1 to a setting other than is equivalent to Cassette mode.
Configure a tray when loading paper
Configure a tray to match print job settings
Configure a tray by using the Supplies Status menu
You can also configure the trays for type and size without a prompt from the MFP.
Automatic media type sensing (auto sense mode)
The automatic media type sensor functions only when that tray is configured to Any Type. Configuring a tray to any other type, such as Bond or Glossy, deactivates the media sensor in that tray.
The HP Color LaserJet CM4730 Series printers can automatically classify media into one of the following categories:
Tray 1 sensing
Full sensing (default)
Tray 2–4 sensing
Transparency only (default)
Select the media by source, type, or size
In the Microsoft Windows operating system, three settings affect how the printer driver tries to pull media 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 MFP automatically selects a tray using the default settings.
To print by Source select a specific tray from MFP to pull from. The MFP tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size is loaded.
If you select a tray that is configured for a type or size that does not match your print job, the MFP does not print automatically. Instead, it waits for you to load the tray with the type or size of print media for your print job.
If you load the tray, the MFP begins printing.
Type and Size
Printing by Type or Size means that you want the MFP to pull from the tray that is loaded with the correct type and size of media.
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 select plain paper, the MFP will not pull the letterhead from that tray. Instead, it will pull from a tray that has plain paper loaded and is configured for plain paper on the MFP control panel.
Selecting media by Type and Size results in significantly better print quality for heavy paper, glossy paper, and transparencies.
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.