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Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray

B&H # BRLT300CL Mfr # LT300CL
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  • 500 Sheet Capacity

The Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray holds up to 500 additional sheets of paper. This high-capacity tray will increase productivity, requiring less time spent refilling the paper. The following Brother printers are compatible:

HL-4150CDN
HL-4570CDW
HL-4570CDWT
MFC-9460CDN
MFC-9560CDW
MFC-9970CDW

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BrotherOptional Lower Paper Tray
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Good value (3)

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    Best Uses

    • High volume printing (3)
    • Office (3)
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    5.0

    Very handy!

    By Lewistown Technology

    from Lewistown, MT

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Fast

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • High-Volume Printing
    • Office

    Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

    Got this to attach to a Brother MFC-9460cdn workgroup printer for a client. It's a real timesaver!

    Main tray in the printer is loaded with legal paper, this extra tray gets a full load of letter sized. The printer automatically chooses the tray to feed from.

    The previous printer installed at this location only had the one drawer, and the clerks constantly had to stop and load legal paper whenever they had to change from one to the other. No more! They love it.

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    5.0

    Not just xtra height BUT xtra VALUE!!!

    By Good Ebooks

    from Tri-state Metro (NY-NJ-CT)

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Automatically Wysiwig
    • Automatically Wysiwyg
    • Auto Paper Selection
    • Efficient
    • Less Paper Waste
    • Wysiwyg Automatically
    • Wysiwyg - Automatically

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Booklet Printing
      • Dorm
      • High-Volume Printing
      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

      I publish minimal sets (20-50 copies) of booklets offering helpful content (even "how-to" manuals for many a product that is delivered with no printed instruction but with only downloadable PDF formatted files). Indeed, if having any lengthy document, I first format such documents in the Adobe PDF file format. (Microsoft Word and most printing software can easily save a file in the PDF format.)

      The Optional Lower Paper Tray by Brother IS a paper tray that adds very much VALUE to an already excellent experience found in using any of several Brother Printer models having automatic duplex printing ability.

      An example of added value is the convenience in the printer's automatic paper selection when using multiple trays... Read more… Otherwise, merely skip to SUGGESTION offered in conclusion of this review.

      If you presently use or if you can consider acquiring the Adobe Acrobat software, please do read more. (If not presently owning the Acrobat software, try a 30-day free trial of Acrobat at the Adobe site. Completing the trial use of Acrobat software, you will almost certainly purchase it outright or consider a monthly subscription to the application as an Adobe Cloud software.)

      Once having the Adobe Acrobat software (not just the free Acrobat Reader), open a PDF file using the Adobe Acrobat software. Select Print, choose Booklet and then change paper size to print using legal sized paper (from within the Acrobat print engine, not by choosing within your printer's printing selections). The newly purchased Optional Lower Paper Tray and the print engine of the Adobe software handles a particular need in printing Booklets that is seldom found in other print software engines.

      THE NEED: Print multiple copies of a multi-page PDF file as a Booklet scaled (in its type and picture content) to the size of the Legal paper.

      HOW: Use the Acrobat print engine within the Adobe Acrobat software.

      RESULT: Gain a larger appearance of the content by choosing (from within the Adobe Acrobat print engine) to print to legal-sized paper. Your printed booklet using legal-sized paper will be printed with larger content appearance (type and other content that is scaled to fill the larger paper selection).

      Some may counter.... Just use the scaling function of the built-in Brother print driver software (a scaling to fit paper is found in most any printer driver)....

      Nope! Scaling selection can NOT be used if choosing to print using the Booklet format. Indeed, selecting a Booklet formatted output will require one to accept "no scaling" selection since the printer's driver must already scale the formatted content to print in the size of a letter-sized Booklet page (printing 2 pages, each page is 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches, printed side-by-side in landscape orientation). Few printer drivers differentiate a User's selection of different paper sizes when selecting to print a Booklet.

      Adobe knows best... Their driver allows you to have Booklets printed with proper appearance based upon your selection of output size between Letter and Legal. Have Booklets with scaled print output using the convenience that is found in the Adobe Acrobat software print engine, immediately.

      SUGGESTION: Add both this 500-sheet capacity drawer and Adobe Acrobat software. Gain many important features in your use of the Brother Printer models (HL-4150CDN, HL-4570CDW, HL-4570CDWT, MFC-9460CDN, MFC-9560CDW, MFC-9970CDW).

      Please note... All models working with this Paper Tray have built-in duplex capability. With duplex printing, you will very often choose to print Booklets. And in printing Booklets, you will always choose to print using legal-sized paper once observing the difference as previously outlined using the Adobe Acrobat software print driver.

      Why not empower your printer to automatically select between two paper sizes by adding this second Paper Tray? It is as easy as placing the Lower Paper Tray on a low, very sturdy table and then placing the printer on top. NO tools, just a few Printer Panel buttons to push, and you are done!

      In the B&H packaging of this item, the size of the package receipt will seem to warrant its receipt at your shipping dock and not your front door. The weight is significant.

      Indeed, the packaging by Brother is already with concern for product receipt being without any possible issue from its handling in shipment. To assure the thoroughness of the delivering carrier, especially as relates to handling, and to completely assure confidentiality of merchandise shipped, an additional B&H secure-taped box wraps the interior box allowing careless handling to be easily observed while also preventing interest by most who pass by except as relates to curiosity of what such a large box may contain.

      Be assured that a dented corner of the external shipping box offers no concern as the actual product is very well protected within an inner box that is the product's shipping enclosure and which far exceeds what would be minimally acceptable! Brother does indeed meet brother in your having receipt of your purchase utilizing B&H!

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      5.0

      Big help, easy installation

      By Rufus

      from Conyers, GA

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy installation
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-Volume Printing
        • Office

        Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

        I'm someone who does a lot of printing; loading paper is, to me, a tedious procedure. Anything I can do to reduce the time I spend pulling out cassettes and refilling them with paper is worthwhile. This 500-sheet lower paper tray holds twice as much paper as the standard tray. Installation is incredibly simple--place the printer on top of the lower tray, then go to the printer properties in the computer and configure it for the lower tray. Takes about 90 seconds total. Now, when I have to refill paper, I can install a ream and a half in the two cassettes, instead of installing half a ream in one.

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        5.0

        Increases usefulness of printer/copier

        By Bill

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Doesn't Jam
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

            Our small business uses the Brother MFC-9970CDW color lazor printer as both a copier and printer. 1500 - 2000 copies per month. Printer quality is better than copy quality.

            The optional tray significantly improves the usefulness of the copier. We use both letter and legal paper during the day and both are available without having to mess with the trays. Furthermore, the additional tray holds more paper than the built in tray. The ADF automatically selects the appropriate paper tray. However, when copying from the platen it is a bit complicated to get the printer to select the additiional tray. Installation is incredibly easy and so far the tray works perfectly (about a month of use so far).

            If you own the 9970CDW I strongly recommend adding the optional paper tray.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By Linque

            from Tennessee

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

                  Easy to install, just set the printer on top of the tray and your done. Turn on the printer and it automatically recognizes the tray and away you go.

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                  5.0

                  Great Deal - Easy Install

                  By gunittennis8

                  from Mission, TX

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Doesn't Jam
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

                      Arrived quickly, was extremely easy to install, and minimal setup. Easily holds 1 full ream of paper! No complaints

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Great Addition

                      By Bobbie

                      from Marysville, CA

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Time Saving

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Brother Optional Lower Paper Tray:

                          This tray is a perfect fit to the Brother MFC-9970cdw. Saves time and works well.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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