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How should I load envelopes?

    Do the following:

    Loading Paper in the Sheet Feeder

    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 and its extension.
    2. Pull out the output tray and open the paper stopper on the end.

      Note: If you print on legal-size or longer paper, leave the paper stopper closed.

    3. Slide the edge guide to the left.
    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, against the right side and beneath the line on the left edge guide.
      • Load up to 10 envelopes against the right side. Load them printable side up and flap edge left.
      • Load a sheet of loose-leaf or other paper with holes facing as shown.
    6. Slide the edge guide against the paper, but not too tightly. Then, flip the feeder guard back.
    7. If prompted by the product's LCD screen, select the size and type of the paper you loaded and press the OK button.
    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.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.
    • If you use paper with binder holes, load only one sheet at a time and use 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
Published:  6-Aug-2015 Was this helpful​? Thank you for the feedback!
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