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    HP 4000 paper choice

    I would like to force my HP 4000 printer to use only the manual feed tray for certain print jobs, like when I print checks. It will do this when I put paper (e.g., check stock) in that tray, of course, but if the feed doesn't work right or if I don't put enough checks in, then the printer automatically takes a page of blank paper from the interior paper source, i.e., plain white paper. A check printed on plain white paper isn't what I had in mind, and I have to start all over again. It should be possible to do what I want. In the case of printing envelopes, for example, the printer stops dead until I put an envelope in the manual tray. Why can't I code the same thing for letter paper too? Feel free to answer RTFM, as long as you give a page number! [I did check the manual, but couldn't locate anything helpful.]

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    r

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    Re: HP 4000 paper choice

    On the 4M I think there was a "continue" setting, but I don't know where that option went in the menus with the more recent models. On the 4050, you can assign a paper type to the tray using in the printer's Paper Handling menu. By telling the printer that Tray 1 contains "Bond" and the large/plain paper tray "Plain," you might dissuade the printer from substituting paper from the other tray. The bad news is, this may get reset every time you print envelopes...

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    Re: HP 4000 paper choice

    Thanks. I was afraid it was something like this, but at least I know.

    Necessity being the mother of invention, I now use a hardware solution to the problem: I pull out the lower paper tray when I need to force the printer to use the upper one. Why didn't I think of that before?

    rich

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