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HP 9025 using a MAC. Wish to use tray 2

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HP OfficeJet 9025
macOS 10.15 Catalina

I have a HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 working wirelessly with an iMAC running the Catalina operating system.  I have installed HP Smart.  I bought the printer since it had 2 trays.  Tray one is filled with regular printing paper.  I would like to use tray 2 for other printing such as envelopes, labels etc.  

The manual has instructions for Windows not MacIOS.

How can I switch the print from tray 1 to tray 2?

Thank you!!

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Hi @ShadowKat

Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you.


By default, the printer draws paper from Tray 1. If Tray 1 is empty and Tray 2 is installed and contains paper, the printer draws paper from Tray 2.

You can change the behaviors using the following features:

● Default Tray: Set the default tray from which the printer draws paper first when paper of the same size is loaded in both Tray 1 and Tray 2.

● Tray Lock: Lock a tray to prevent it from accidental use; for example, when you have loaded special paper (such as letterhead or preprinted paper). The printer will not use a locked tray even when the other tray is empty.


As you are using the HP Smart app, remove the papers from tray 1 and then try printing using tray 2 and check if that works.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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