How should I load envelopes?

  • See below.

    Loading Paper and Envelopes in the Rear Paper Feed Slot

    You can load 10 sheets of paper or envelopes in the rear paper feed slot.
    1. Raise the control panel.
    2. Open the front cover.
    3. Pull out the output tray and lower the control panel.
    4. Open the rear paper feed slot cover.
    5. Extend the rear paper feed support and then tilt it backwards.
    6. Slide out the edge guides.
    7. Do one of the following:
      • Load paper with the printable side faceup at the center of the rear paper feed slot.
      • Load envelopes short edge first with the flap facing down and the flap edge to the left at the center of the rear paper feed slot.
    8. Slide the edge guides against the paper or envelopes, but not too tightly.
    9. Confirm the paper size and type displayed on the LCD screen and make any changes, if necessary.
    Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
    • Do not load more than the maximum number of sheets or envelopes specified for the paper type.
    • 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.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.

    Note: You can load a sheet of binder paper with holes on one of the long edges, but not for automatic 2-sided printing.

    Related tasks
    Loading Paper in Cassette 1 (Upper Cassette)
    Loading Paper in Cassette 2 (Lower Cassette)
    Related references
    Paper Loading Capacity
    Paper or Media Type Settings - Control Panel
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