Loading Documents in the Automatic Document Feeder

Document Specifications

You can load up to 50 sheets of paper in the ADF (a stack thickness of 0.2 inches [5.0 mm] or less). See Document Specifications for details.

Only load sheets that are all the same size.

  • Do not feed photographs or valuable original artwork into the ADF. Misfeeding may wrinkle or damage the original. Scan high-quality color or halftone documents on the document table instead.

  • Remove any documents from the document table and make sure there is no dust on the glass before loading documents in the ADF.

Extend the paper support at the end of the output tray on the ADF.

Slide the edge guides on the input tray of the ADF all the way outward.

Place your document in the input tray with the printed side facing up and the top edge facing into the feeder. Slide the paper into the feeder until it meets resistance.

    Then slide the edge guides over to the edge of the paper.

To scan your document, see Starting a Scan With the Start Button.

Document Specifications

The table below listed the sizes of paper you can load in the ADF.

Paper name



8.5 × 11 inches (215.9 × 279.4 mm)


8.3 × 11.7 inches (210 × 297 mm)


8.5 × 14 inches (215.9 × 355.6 mm)


7.2 × 10.1 inches (182 × 257 mm)


5.9 × 8.3 inches (148.5 × 210 mm)

Load only documents that meet the following specifications in the ADF:


Width: 5.9 to 8.5 inches (148.5 to 215.9 mm)
Length: 5.9 to 14 inches (148.5 to 355.6 mm)


60 to 105 g/m2

Paper type

High-quality bond paper

Make sure your documents meet the following conditions before loading them into the ADF:

  • The ink is dry.

  • The document has no holes and is not ripped or wrinkled.

  • The document has no staples, paper clips, or other objects attached to it; these may damage the feeder mechanism.

  • The document has no folds.

  • The document has no cut-out areas.

  • The document is not a multipart form or bound.

  • The document has no rear carbon coating.