Page 4 – 14th March 2011
Construction – continued
The rear paper supportis a three stage telescopic unit. The bottom stage has two rubberised pads to stop the media slipping. The grey media guide has a positive feel to it and at the same time it moves smoothly along the guide, markings for A4, Letter and A3 media are engraved at the rear.
A media support tray is Located at the rear of the printer, this is a two stage unit. This tray serves as a guide for the front loading straight paper path, the paper is fed into the printer and makes a brief appearance at the rear before being pulled in again for printing.
The printer is supplied with two roll media holders, these are attached to the rear of the printer, although the right hand side roller will slide along the grove, this printer will only accommodate 329mm wide media, the orange marks indicate where the holders should be set. I have used roll media on other A3 printers, but due to the tight curl of this small format I have never managed to un-curl the prints, roll media is probably best left to larger format printers.
Finally, once all the covers have been shut, the printer has a totally flat top surface. This is useful for users with limited space, a great place to put boxes of media.