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Load Paper in the Manual Feed Slot

Article Id: x_3000_en-O2228 | Published: 04/25/2016

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  • WorkCentre® 3215
  • WorkCentre® 3225

Using the Manual Feed Slot

The manual feed slot is located on the front of your machine. It can be closed when not in use, making the product more compact. Use the manual feed slot to print transparencies, labels, envelopes or postcards in addition to making quick runs of paper types or sizes that are not currently loaded in the paper tray.

When using the manual feed slot for special media, it may be necessary to use the rear cover for the output.

Acceptable print media is plain paper from 3.0 x 5.0 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches Legal (76 x 127 mm to 216 x 356 mm) and weighing between 16 lb and 58 lb (60 g/m² and 220 g/m²).

For more media specifications, see the Related Content for additional information.

Loading the Manual Feed Slot

  1. Press to open the manual feed slot, located on the front of the machine.

    Open Manual Feed

    NOTE: The manual feed slot holds 1 sheet of the following media: 20 lb (80 g/m²) plain paper, transparency, label, envelope or cardstock.

  2. Load the print material between the width guides with the print side facing up.

    NOTE: Hold a transparency by the edge and avoid touching the print side.

  3. Adjust the paper guide to the width of the print material.

    Paper Guide

    NOTE: If the media prints with curl, wrinkles, a crease, or black bold lines, open the rear cover and print again. The media will output to the rear of the machine.

  4. When printing from your computer, select the Paper tab button to specify the correct paper size and type. For the source, you must select Manual Feeder. Not confirming the paper details may result in printing delays.

    NOTE: The settings made from the printer driver on your computer override the settings on the Control Panel.

Envelope Mode

  1. Press to open the manual feed slot, located on the front of the machine.


  2. Open Manual Feed

  3. Remove any curl on the envelope before loading it into the manual feed slot.
  4. Load the envelope short edge feed and with the flap facing down.
  5. Adjust the paper guide to the width of the print material.

    Load Envelope

    NOTE: If the media prints with curl, wrinkles, a crease, or black bold lines, open the rear cover and print again. The media will output to the rear of the machine.



  6. Rear Cover

  7. When printing from your computer, select the Paper tab in the print driver to specify the correct paper size and type. For the source, you must select Manual Feed Slot. Not confirming the paper details may result in printing delays.

    NOTE: The settings made from the printer driver on your computer override the settings on the Control Panel.

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