Support Printers All-In-Ones WorkForce Series Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690

How should I load envelopes?

  • You can print envelopes or documents in a variety of paper types and sizes in the rear paper feed slot.
    1. Extend the output tray and open the paper stopper.

      Note: If you are using legal-size or longer paper, do not open the paper stopper.

    2. Pull up the paper support for the rear paper feed slot.
    3. Flip the feeder guard forward, then slide the edge guides outward.
    4. If you are inserting a stack of paper, fan the sheets first and tap the stack on a flat surface to even the edges.

      Note: You can load one sheet of binder paper with holes on one of the long edges as shown. Do not select automatic 2-sided printing for this type of paper.

    5. Do one of the following:
      • Insert paper, glossy or printable side up and short edge first, in the center of the tray.

        To prevent paper feeding problems, make sure you do not load too much paper in the slot.

      • Load envelopes short edge first, with the flap facing down and the flap edge to the left, in the center of the slot.
    6. Slide the edge guides against the paper, but not too tightly.
    7. Select the size and type of paper you just loaded in the Paper Setup menu.
    Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
    • Load only the recommended number of sheets.
    • Load paper short edge first, no matter which way your document faces.
    • Load the printable side faceup.
    • Load letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.
    • Do not load paper above the arrow mark inside the edge guides.
    • If you have trouble loading a stack of envelopes, press each envelope flat before loading it or load one envelope at a time.
    • If print quality declines when printing multiple envelopes, try loading one envelope at a time.
    • Do not load envelopes that are curled, folded, or too thin.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.
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    Loading Paper in the Cassette
    Related references
    Paper Loading Capacity
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