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Copying from the Bypass Tray

The bypass tray allows you to copy non-standard paper.

Use the bypass tray to copy onto OHP transparencies, adhesive labels, translucent paper, and paper that cannot be loaded in the paper trays.


  • The Duplex function cannot be performed on paper fed from the bypass tray. If [1 Sided 2 Sided] is selected, cancel the setting. You can also change the initial settings. See “Changing the Default Functions of the Copy's Initial Display”.

  • Paper that has a vertical length of 90.0 hyphen 305.0 mm (3.55 hyphen 12.00 inches) and a horizontal length of 148.0 hyphen 457.2 mm (5.83 hyphen 18.00 inches) can be fed in from the bypass tray.

  • Paper that has a horizontal length of 432 mm (17 inches) or more is prone to creasing, feed failures, and jamming.

  • The machine can automatically detect the following sizes as regular size copy paper:

    • 11 × 17Landscape, 81/2 × 11PortraitLandscape, 51/2 × 81/2Landscape

  • If the paper you want to copy onto is not shown on the Paper Type screen or is lighter than 75 g/m2 (approx. 20 lb. Bond) or heavier than 81 g/m2 (approx. 20 lb. Bond), you must specify the paper type under Tray Paper Settings in User Tools. For details about Tray Paper Settings, see “System Settings”, Network and System Settings Reference.

  • The maximum number of sheets you can load at the same time depends on paper type. Load only as much paper as can be held between the paper guides on the bypass tray.

[Bypass Tray Usage]

Press [Bypass Tray Usage] to display a description on using the bypass tray.

Operation panel screen illustration

1Open the bypass tray.

Bypass tray illustration

2Insert the paper face down until you hear the beep, and then align the paper guides to the paper size.

If the guides are not flush against the paper, images might be skewed or paper misfeeds might occur.

Bypass tray illustration numbered callout illustration

  1. Paper guides

  2. Extender

3Press [Bypass], and then press the [Sharp] key.

4Select the size and type of the paper.

5Press [OK].

6Place the originals, and then press the [Start] key.

7When the copy job is finished, press the [Clear Modes] key to clear the settings.


  • Certain types of paper might not be detected properly when placed on the bypass tray. If this happens, remove the paper and place it on the bypass tray again.

  • Load only as much paper as can be held between the guides on the bypass tray. Overloading the bypass tray can result in misfeeds and skewed images.

  • The following paper sizes can be selected as the standard sizes:

    • A3Landscape, A4PortraitLandscape, A5PortraitLandscape, A6Landscape, B4 JISLandscape, B5 JISPortraitLandscape, B6 JISLandscape, 12 × 18Landscape, 11 × 17Landscape, 11 × 15Landscape, 10 × 14Landscape, 81/2 × 14Landscape, 81/2 × 13Landscape, 81/2 × 11PortraitLandscape, 81/4 × 14Landscape,

      81/4 × 13Landscape, 8 × 13Landscape, 8 × 10Landscape, 71/4 × 101/2PortraitLandscape, 51/2 × 81/2Landscape, 41/8 × 91/2PortraitLandscape,

      37/8 × 71/2Landscape, C5 Env PortraitLandscape, C6 Env PortraitLandscape, DL Env PortraitLandscape, 8K Landscape, 16K PortraitLandscape

  • To support A4Landscape, 81/2 × 11Landscape or larger paper sizes, pull out the extender.

  • To prevent multiple sheets from being fed at once, fan paper before placing it on the tray.

  • When the Panel Key Sound is turned off, it will not sound if you insert paper into the bypass tray. For details about Panel Key Sound, see “System Settings”, Network and System Settings Reference.

  • Depending on the environment where the machine is being used, you might at times hear a rustling noise from paper moving through the machine. This noise does not indicate a malfunction.