How should I load envelopes?

  • You can print documents and photos on a variety of paper types and sizes.
    1. Flip the feeder guard forward, then raise the paper support.

    2. Slide the edge guides out all the way.

    3. Pull out the output tray and open the paper stopper.

    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: Do not fan or curl photo paper.

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

      • Load up to 10 envelopes in the center of the paper support. Load them printable side up and flap edge left.

      • Load a sheet of loose-leaf or other paper with holes facing as shown.

      • To load a sheet of paper longer than legal size, close the paper support and flatten the leading edge of the paper as shown.

    6. Slide the edge guides against the paper, but not too tightly. Then flip the feeder guard back.

    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 letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.
    • Do not load paper above the arrow mark inside the edge guide.
    • If you have trouble loading a stack of envelopes, press each envelope flat before loading it or load one envelope at a time.
    • Do not load envelopes that are curled, folded, or too thin, or that have plastic windows or exposed adhesive flaps.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.
    • Do not place objects on the feeder guard. Doing so may prevent paper from feeding.
    • Do not leave paper in the printer as the paper may curl or the print quality may decline.
    • If you use paper with binder holes, load only 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]).
    Related references
    Paper Loading Capacity
    Paper Specifications
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