How should I load envelopes?

  • See below.

    Loading Paper in the Rear Paper Feed

    You can print documents on a variety of paper types and sizes from the rear paper feed slot.
    1. Flip the feeder guard forward.

    2. Slide the edge guides out all the way.

    3. Do one of the following:
      • Insert one sheet of paper printable side up and short edge first, in the center of the rear paper feed slot.

      • Load one envelope in the center of the rear paper feed slot. Load it printable side up and flap edge left.

      • Load one sheet of loose-leaf or other paper with holes facing as shown. You can load one sheet at a time in only these sizes: Letter (8.5 × 11 inches [216 × 279 mm]), A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches [210 × 297 mm]), or Legal (8.5 × 14 inches [216 × 356 mm]).

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

    5. If you loaded envelopes or thick paper, open the paper cassette cover, lower the output selector to eject paper to the front of the printer, and leave the paper cassette cover open.

    Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
    • Load only one sheet or envelope at a time.
    • Load paper short edge first and printable side up.
    • Load letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.
    • If you have trouble loading an envelope, press it flat before loading it.
    • Do not load an envelope that is curled, folded, or too thin, or that has a plastic window.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.
    Related references
    Paper Loading Capacity
    Double-sided Printing Capacity
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