Device which allows feeding of media (paper, etc.) which is not loaded in a cassette, drawer or elevator unit. Typically, bypass allows copying of occasional and exotic materials; index cards, transparencies, labels, etc. If the bypass allows multiple sheets it is described as the amount of sheets it holds (such as “50 sheet bypass”). It it allows only one sheet to be fed, it is described as “Sheet bypass.” If it is a smart bypass it is described as such, with the maximum sheet total also mentioned.