How should I load envelopes?

  • See below.

    Loading Paper in the Cassette

    You can load paper up to this size in the paper cassette: Legal (8.5 × 14 inches [216 × 356 mm]).

    Note: Before loading paper, make sure your product is not currently printing, scanning, or copying.

    1. Press the  help button.
    2. Select Load Paper.
    3. Do one of the following:
      • To load Letter-sized paper, select Basic (WF-4820).
      • To load Letter-sized paper in Cassette 1, select In Cassette 1. (WF-4830)
      • To load Letter-sized paper in Cassette 2, select In Cassette 2. (WF-4830)
      • To load paper that is larger than Letter size, select Paper that exceeds the cassette length
      • To load envelopes, select Load Envelope.
      • To load photo paper, select Load Photo Paper.
    Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
    • Do not remove or insert the paper cassette during printing.
    • Load only the recommended number of sheets.
    • Load paper short edge first and printable side facedown.
    • Make sure the paper is under the tabs on the edge guides and not sticking out from the rear end of the cassette.
    • 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.
    • Load letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.
    • Load a single sheet of loose-leaf or other paper with holes as shown.

      Note: Do not select automatic 2-sided printing for this type of paper and do not print over the holes. Select Letterhead or Preprinted as the paper type setting.

    • When loading paper longer than the cassette, select User-Defined as the paper size setting. Make sure the end of the paper is cut perpendicularly and do not touch paper that is being fed or ejected.
    Related references
    Paper Specifications
Published:  Aug 17, 2020 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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