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VernaT
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

How can I set the printer to automatically choose the correct paper tray according to document size ?

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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

Hi VernaT,

 

Follow the steps below to properly configure your paper trays.

 

1. Touch (right arrow), touch Setup, touch Preferences, and then select Default Tray

2. Select Tray 2 as the Default tray

3. Open Printers and Faxes

4. Right click on printer, and then select Printer Properties

5. Click on Device Settings tab

6. On this screen set the media type you have assigned to each tray (Example: tray 1 - Envelopes & Tray 2 - Letter)

7. Click Apply, and then Ok

8. When you have an envelope you are printing it will pull from Tray 1

9. When you have a letter you are printing it will pull from Tray 2

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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

This did not solve the problem

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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

Hi VernaT,

 

Is Tray 2 set as the default tray when printing?

 

1. Touch (right arrow), touch Setup, touch Preferences, and then select Default Tray

2. Select Tray 2 as the Default tray

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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

Yes, tray 2 is set as default.  Tray 1 is for letter, tray 2 is for legal.  I want the printer to print from the appropriate tray according to document size. I don't want everything printed on legal paper.

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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

Hi VernaT

 

Ok, If you want Legal in tray 2 then you will need to set the default tray to 1, and then when you want to print legal you will need to select the tray 2 instead of Automatic select. The other option is the leave tray 2 set as the default tray, and then put the letter in tray 2 with Legal in tray 1.

 

1. Open Printers and Faxes

2. Right click on printer, and then select Printer Properties

3. Click on Device Settings tab

4. On this screen set the media type you have assigned to each tray

  • Tray 1 = legal
  • Tray 2= Letter

5. Click Apply, and then Ok

6. When you have an envelope you are printing it will pull from Tray 1

7. When you have a letter you are printing it will pull from Tray 2

I am an HP employee.

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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

So, this printer will not automatically choose the correct tray, I have to make a manual selection when I want to change paper sizes?
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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

Hi VernaT,

 

If you go into the printer preferences and click on the device settings tab you can assigned each tray with the correct media size.

 

Follow the steps below to set media type for each tray:

1. Open Printers and Faxes

2. Right click on printer, and then select Printer Properties

3. Click on Device Settings tab

4. On this screen set the media type you have assigned to each tray

  • Tray 1 = legal
  • Tray 2= Letter

5. Click Apply, and then Ok

6. When you have an envelope you are printing it will pull from Tray 1

7. When you have a letter you are printing it will pull from Tray 2

I am an HP employee.

Say Thanks by clicking the Kudos Star in the post that helped you.

Please mark the post that solves your problem as "Accepted Solution"
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Re: HP Officejet Pro 8600 Premium

iS THE ONLY WAY TO PRINT ENVELOPES ON THE 8600 TO REMOVE THE PAPER FROM THE PAPER TRAY AND THEN INSERT THE ENVELOPE?  SERIOUSLY?

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