VBA printing to tray one won't work

When I try to print to a tray 1 on a printer it always redirects to Auto
When I use .Printer.PaperBin = 1 it goes to tray Auto
When I use .Printer.PaperBin = 2 it goes to tray 3
When I use .Printer.PaperBin = 3 it goes to tray 2
When I use .Printer.PaperBin = 4 it goes to tray Multifunction
When I use .Printer.PaperBin = 5 it goes to tray Auto
When I use .Printer.PaperBin = 6 it goes to tray Auto

How do I print to tray 4 and tray 1?

I've even tried to create 3 printqueues and then print to the queue, but the outputtray overrules that?

I'm printing on Kyocera Mita TA3051ci (4trays) and Kyocera ECOSYS F34300 (3 trays, there I don't need to print to tray 4 ;-) )
Filip HeensAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
The PaperBin property takes an argument of type acPrintPaperBin. Those values don't necessarily correspond to the bins you believe they do. For example, 1 is the "upper bin", 2 is the "lower bin", and 3 is the "middle bin". 4 is "manual insertion", 5 and 6 are for envelope feeds, and 7 is the default bin. See here for more information on that:


You would very likely have to play around with the various acPrintPaperBin values to determine exactly which ones to use. In many cases, you would store those settings in a user table somewhere, and then pull them out when you need to print to a specific printer and/or bin.

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Filip HeensAuthor Commented:
ok that one I found (and now I see the numbers in the middle column... ;-)
But I don't see any paper bin 4 or 1 :( ;-)

I did however find this Experts Exchange article and I'm trying to get this to work ;-)
Once I've got that I can see what codes are used for the other tray's ;-)

I'll get back to you when I have more info
Thanks for the help
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
That link essentially says the same thing I'm saying - you'll have to play with the various acPrintPaperBin values to find the right one. There is simply no way they could define "Tray1", since many printers consider "Tray1" to be the upper tray, while others consider that to be the lower tray. There is little (if any) standardization between printers and their drivers, so you're very much at the mercy of "try and see" when doing anything like this.
Filip HeensAuthor Commented:
Even though I already knew that link, I give an A grade...
It didn't help me, but that is because of the windows/vba and not the answer...
There is absolutely no way to print to tray 4 or higher (I've tested all 254 possible key's).
I guess I just have to live with it...
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Access is not the best environment when you're trying to automate peripherals, and especially when you're dealing with high-end stuff (like printers with 4 trays). Generally speaking, when you must interact with those sorts of peripherals, you're better off using a more robust environment, like .NET, or perhaps and SDK that interfaces with the printer.
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