How Do You Put Legal Size Paper In A Printer?

Isn’t it frustrating if your paper jams while printing or come out all creased and destroyed? Well, a very possible reason for that can be improper loading of the paper in the printer!

While putting paper in the printer, whether it’s A4 or legal-size, can be quite a simple task, but a slight tweak or improper orientation can hamper the printing process greatly.

Below, we take a look at the simple steps you need to follow to put legal size paper in the printer so that your legal documents are printed flawlessly.

Loading Legal Size Paper In A Printer

How To Load Legal Size Paper In Brother Printer

  • Open the paper tray and place it separately after detaching from the printer.
  • Spread the paper guides (two on the side and one at the center) of the paper tray as wide as possible.
  • Take your set of legal-size paper and gently tap them against a flat surface to make sure all the pages are evenly placed.
  • Check your printer’s paper-handling capacity from the instructions manual and make sure the number of legal-size sheets you’ll be placing is less than the capacity.
  • Carefully place the paper set on the paper tray, with the side you want to print on facing down.
  • Nudge the set forward to make it touch the front end of the tray.
  • Adjust the paper guides and make sure they’re all touching the edge of the legal-size paper set.
  • Gently place the tray in the same compartment of the printer, ensuring that the edges are connected properly.
  • Push the paper tray inwards to close it and start printing.

How To Load Legal Size Paper In HP Printer

  • Open the paper tray on the front of the paper tray, much like opening a door.
  • Pull-on the paper length guide downwards to extend the size of the paper tray.
  • Separate the paper width guides as far as possible.
  • Make sure the number of legal-size sheets that you’re planning to use is lower than the paper-handling capacity of your HP printer.
  • Tap the stack of paper against a flat surface to ensure all the pages are even and straight.
  • Place your sheets of paper on the paper tray with the printing side facing up and check that both sides are even.
  • Slowly nudge the stack forwards until it’s against the inside of the printer and doesn’t move further.
  • Constrict the paper width guides on the left and right until they’re touching the sides of the paper set.
  • Push the paper length guide upwards and against the bottom part of the paper set and start printing!

How To Put Legal Size Paper In An Epson Printer

  • Pull outwards on the notch, which is situated in front of the paper tray of the Epson printer.
  • Take the paper tray out and hold it with one hand.
  • On the other hand, press the “Extension” button on the body of the tray.
  • While pressing on the button, pull outwards from the edge of the tray; this extends the size of the tray.
  • Release the button and keep on extending the tray until the button resets back to its original position.
  • According to the paper-handling capacity of the tray, take a certain number of legal-size sheets.
  • Carefully insert the sheets between the guides on the edge and push inwards.
  • Adjust the position of the bottom paper guide so that it’s touching the legal-size pages.
  • Gently place the paper tray inside its compartment in the printer and slide it inside. Then, you’re all ready to print!

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