How should I load envelopes?

  • You can load paper up to Legal (8.5 × 14 inches [216 × 356 mm]) in the paper cassettes and the rear paper tray.
    1. To view animated instructions on how to load paper in the rear paper tray or paper cassettes, select the  help icon and select How To > Load Paper. Select a paper source and paper type.
    2. If you are loading pre-punched paper, glossy paper, envelopes, or long paper in the rear paper tray, do one of the following:
      • Load one sheet of pre-punched paper, short edge first as shown.

      • Load sheets of paper with their glossy or printable side visible.
      • Load up to 10 envelopes, short edge first with the flap facing down and to the left
      • Load long paper by allowing the paper to roll over as shown. Select the user-defined setting as the paper size setting.

    3. Set the paper size and type on the LCD.

      Note: If you do not want to display the paper settings screen when you load paper, set the Settings > General Settings > Printer Settings > Paper Source Settings > Paper Setup Auto Display setting to Off.

    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 guides.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.

    Do not load the following papers; they may cause paper jams, smears on the printout, or damage to the printer.Papers that are wavy or dampPapers that have not dried after printing on one sidePapers that are wadded or curledPapers that are torn, cut, or foldedPapers that are too thick or thinPre-printed papers printed by other inkjet printers, thermal transfer printers, page printers, or copiersPapers that are perforatedPapers that have stickersPapers held together with tape, staples, or paper clipsEnvelopes with adhesive surfaces or windows

    Related references
    Paper Loading Capacity
    Paper Specifications
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