How should I load envelopes?

  • See below.

    Loading Paper and Envelopes in the Rear Paper Feed Slot

    You can print envelopes or documents in a variety of paper types and sizes in the rear paper feed slot.
    1. Open the feeder guard and pull up the paper support.

    2. Slide the edge guides outward.

    3. If you are inserting a stack of paper, fan the sheets 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.

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

        To prevent paper feeding problems, make sure you do not load paper above the arrow marks inside the edge guides.

      • Load envelopes short edge first, with the flap facing down and the flap edge to the left, in the center of the slot.

    5. Slide the edge guides against the paper, but not too tightly.

    6. Press the  Paper Setting button. You see a screen like this:

    7. Select the size and type of paper you loaded.
    Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
    • Load only the recommended number of sheets.
    • Load paper short edge first, except when the long edge is set as the width of a user-defined paper size.
    • 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.
    • Do not use envelopes with adhesive surfaces on the flaps or window envelopes.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.
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    Loading Paper in the Cassette
    Related references
    Paper Specifications
    Paper Loading Capacity
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