You can load
special print media into your Brother machine's manual feed slot.
You can use the
manual feed slot to print or copy on Ledger, A3, Legal, Folio, Letter, A4,
Executive, A5, A6, Photo (4 x 6 in.), Photo L (3.5 x 5 in.), and Photo 2L (5 x 7
in.) paper. You can also use the manual feed slot to print or copy on
envelopes and index cards.
- You must
hold up the paper as it feeds into the manual feed slot. The manual feed
slot does not have a paper support.
- You can only load
one sheet of media into the manual feed slot at one time.
- Brother does not recommend using this machine to print labels, as they are
outside of the machine's stated paper specifications. For more
information, refer to the solution: "Can
I use my Brother machine to print labels?"
machine automatically turns on Manual Feed Mode when you put paper in the manual
you are using paper that is longer than Letter size or envelopes with the flap
on the short edge, close the paper support flap.
1. Open the manual
feed slot cover.
2. Slide the manual
feed slot paper guides to match the width of the paper you are going to
information about the correct paper orientation, follow the label on the
right-hand side of the manual feed slot. When you slide the paper guides,
confirm that they are in the correct positions.
3. Using both
hands, put one sheet of paper into the manual feed slot until the front edge
touches the paper feed roller.
- Let go of the
paper when you hear the machine pull it in a short distance. The LCD will
briefly read "Manual Feed Slot ready."
- Make sure the
side to be printed is face up.
- If you are using
Ledger, A3, Legal, Folio, A5, A6, Photo, Photo L, or Photo 2L paper; envelopes;
or index cards, insert the sheet in portrait orientation.
- If you are using
Letter, Executive, or A4 paper, insert the sheet in landscape
Do not put more than one sheet of paper in the manual feed slot at any
one time. Doing this may cause a paper jam. Even if you are printing
multiple pages, do not feed the next sheet of paper until the Touchscreen
instructs you to do so.
Do not put paper in the manual feed slot when you are printing from the
paper tray. Doing this may cause a paper jam.
loading an envelope or sheet of thick paper, push the envelope into the manual
feed slot until you feel the machine grab the envelope or paper.
4. Using both
hands, gently adjust the manual feed slot paper guides to fit the
Do not press the paper guides too tightly against the paper. Doing
this may cause the paper to fold.
sure the paper is centered between the paper guides in the manual feed
slot. If the paper is not centered between the paper guides, pull it out
and insert it again at the center position.
5. Make a copy or
print from an application.
- The machine will
print the page.
- If the data does
not print on one sheet, the LCD will prompt you to load another sheet of
paper. Follow these steps:
a. Place another
sheet of paper in the manual feed slot.
sure the machine has finished printing before you close the manual feed slot
paper is placed in the manual feed slot, the machine will always print from the
manual feed slot.
Paper inserted into the manual feed slot while the machine is printing a fax,
report, or test page will be ejected.
During the machine's cleaning process, paper you place in the manual feed slot
will be ejected. Wait until the machine finishes its cleaning, then put
the paper back into the manual feed slot.