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Load Tray 5 (Bypass Tray) and Changing the Tray Settings

Article Id: x_wc58xx_en-O4945 | Published: 10/16/2018

Product support for
  • WorkCentre® 5845/5855
  • WorkCentre® 5800 Series

NOTE: There is a Video available at the end of this solution.

This tray is used for non-standard printing media from A6 SEF (4.25 x 5.5" SEF) to 432 mm (17") wide.

SEF is Short Edge Feed (where the short edge of the paper is the leading edge when the paper is fed into the device). LEF is Long Edge Feed (where the paper is oriented so that the long edge is fed into the device first).

The Bypass Tray is a paper tray on the left hand side of your device and can be folded away when not in use. It is primarily intended for use as a small quantity, special materials feeder and accommodates media of all types including transparencies (non-paper backed), envelopes and tabs.When media is detected in the Bypass Tray a paper settings screen is displayed. Use the dropdown menus to change the size, type and color of the media loaded. The guides automatically detect the size of media loaded and the device gives a warning if the guides are not set correctly or a non-standard media size is used.

The tray can feed a range of media weights and types.

  • ​The tray holds up to 100 sheets of 75 gsm (20 lb) paper. The number of sheets is calculated proportionally based on the sheet thickness, for example the maximum for 216 gsm (75 lb) paper is 34 sheets.
  • ​The media weight range is from 60 (16 lb) to 200 gsm (53 lb).
  • ​The following media size range can be fed from the tray. From A6 (4.25 x 5.5") to A3 (11 x 17"). The width can be adjusted to any size within this range.

It is important to select the correct Type for the media loaded in the tray. The device can detect different types of media as each page travels through the paper path and will halt a job if a mismatch occurs.Only use the types of media specified for use in the tray.

  • ​Plain
  • ​Bond
  • ​Recycled
  • ​Carbonless
  • ​Punched
  • ​Letterhead and Pre-printed
  • ​Pre-cut tabs
  • ​Rough Surface
  • ​Glossy
  • ​Cardstock
  • ​Lightweight Cardstock
  • ​Labels
  • ​Transparencies (paper backed and non paper backed)
  • ​Envelopes
  • ​Tabs
Labels can only be printed 1-sided.
  1. ​Make sure the tray is in the down position. For larger media, use the tray extension.
  2. ​Place the media in the tray. Media must be positioned against the left side of the tray.
    Paper must not be loaded above the maximum fill line.
    • ​Load pre-printed paper and labels face-up and with the top towards the front of the device.
    • ​Load hole punched paper with the holes on the right.
    • ​Load transparencies face-up. If the transparencies have a white strip load them with the white strip on the right.
  3. ​Make sure that the paper guides just touch the paper.
    The tray detects the position of the side guide to determine the size of the media.
  4. ​If the tray is set to Dedicated this is the end of the loading process.
    If the tray is set to Fully Adjustable the paper tray settings will be displayed on the screen. If the settings are correct select the Confirm button. If the settings are not correct change the settings as required.

Changing the paper tray settings

  1. ​Select the Size option required. If the size required is not shown on the list select the Custom button.
    • ​Use the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the width setting. Or select the Width (y) entry box and use the numeric keypad to enter the size required.
    • ​Use the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the length setting. Or select the Length (x) entry box and use the numeric keypad to enter the size required.
    • ​Select the OK button.
  2. ​Select the Type option required. If the type selected needs to be loaded in a particular orientation (such as letter head or hole punched stock) the display will change to show the correct orientation.
  3. ​Select the Color option required.
  4. ​Select the Confirm button.



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