ɸPrinting Custom Size Paper
This section explains how to print on custom size paper using the print driver.
Custom size paper can be loaded in the SSF and standard 250-sheet tray. The way to load custom
size paper in the SSF is the same as the one to load standard size paper. The way to load custom size
paper in the standard 250-sheet tray is the same as the one to load standard size paper.
• Custom size paper cannot be loaded in the optional 250-sheet feeder.
• "Loading Print Media in the Single Sheet Feeder (SSF)" on page 125
• "Loading Print Media in the Standard 250-Sheet Tray and the Optional 250-Sheet Feeder" on page 121
• "Setting Paper Sizes and Types" on page 129
Defining Custom Paper Sizes
Before printing, set the custom size on the print driver.
• When setting the paper size on the print driver and the operator panel, be sure to specify the same size as the
actual print media used. Setting the wrong size for printing can cause printer failure. This is especially true if
you configure a bigger size when using a narrow width paper.
•Using the Windows Print Driver
On the Windows print driver, set the custom size in the Custom Paper Size dialog box. This section
explains the procedure using Windows XP and the PCL 6 driver as an example.
For Windows XP or later, an administrator’s password only allows users with administrator rights to
change the settings. Users without the rights of administrator can only view the contents.
Click start → Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer, and then select Properties.
Select the Configuration tab.
Click Custom Paper Size.
Select the custom setup you want to define from Details.
Specify the length of the short edge and long edge under Settings for. You can specify the
values either by entering them directly or using the Up Arrow and Down Arrow buttons. The
length of the short edge cannot be longer than the long edge, even if it is within the specified
range. The length of the long edge cannot be shorter than the short edge, even if it is within the
To assign a paper name, select the Name Paper Size check box, and then enter the name in
Paper Name. Up to 14 characters can be used for the paper name.
If necessary, repeat steps 5 to 7 to define another custom size.
Click OK twice.