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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting


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Date: 04/27/2012 ID: faq00000311_026

What kind of paper can I use?

The printer loads paper from the installed standard paper tray, the multi-purpose tray or the optional lower tray.
The names for the paper trays in the printer driver are as follows:

 Standard paper tray  Tray 1
 Multi-purpose tray  MP Tray
 Optional lower tray unit  Tray 2 *1

*1) If you want to print from Tray 2, you need to install the Optional lower tray. Tray 2(Optional lower tray) is not available for some models.

Media Type:

 Media Type  Tray 1  Tray 2  MP Tray
 Plain Paper 
 75 to 105 g/m2
 (20 to 28 lb)
 Yes  Yes  Yes
 Recycled Paper  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Bond Paper
 Rough paper-
 60 to 163 g/m2
 (16 to 43 lb)
 Thin Paper
 60 to 75 g/m2
 (16 to 20 lb)
 Yes  Yes  Yes
 Thick Paper
 105 to 163 g/m2
 (28 to 43 lb)
 Thicker paper       Yes
 Labels       Yes *3
 Envelopes      Yes *3
 Env. Thin      Yes *3
 Env. Thick      Yes *3


*2) 60 to 163 g/m2 (16 to 43 lb)
*3) Up to 3 sheets

Media Size and Number of sheets:

   Tray 1  Tray 2 *4  MP Tray
Paper Size

A4, Letter, Legal, Folio, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, A5 (Long Edge), A6, B6(ISO), Executive

A4, Letter, Legal, Folio, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, B6(ISO), Executive

Width: 76.2 to 215.9 mm (3 to 8.5 in.)Length: 127 to 355.6 mm (5 to 14 in.)
Number of sheets
(80 g/m2 or 20lb)

250 sheets
500 sheets *5

500 sheets

50 sheets
3 Envelopes

*4) Tray 2(Optional lower tray) is not available for some models.
*5) For HL-6180DW(T), HL-6182DW(T), DCP-8250DN, MFC-8950DW(T) and MFC8952DW(T) only.

Legal or Folio size paper is not available in some regions outside the USA and Canada.

Related Models

DCP-8110DN, DCP-8150DN, DCP-8155DN, HL-5440D, HL-5450DN, HL-5470DW, HL-5470DWT, HL-6180DW, HL-6180DWT, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8710DW, MFC-8810DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8950DW, MFC-8950DWT

If you need further assistance, please contact Brother customer service:

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