How should I load envelopes?

  • See below.

    Loading Paper and Envelopes in the Rear Paper Feed Slot

    You can load one envelope or one sheet of paper or card stock in the rear paper feed slot.
    1. Send your print job before loading paper into the rear paper feed slot. Make sure you select Rear Paper Feed Slot as the Paper Source setting on your computer.
    2. Raise the control panel.
    3. Open the front cover.
    4. Pull out the output tray and lower the control panel.
    5. After the print job has been sent to the product, a message appears on the LCD screen prompting you to load paper. Follow the on-screen instructions or continue with the next step.
    6. Open the rear paper feed slot.
    7. Raise the paper support.
    8. Slide out the edge guides.
    9. Do one of the following:
      • Load one sheet of paper with the printable side faceup about 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.
      • Load one envelope short edge first, with the flap facing down and the flap edge to the left.
    10. Slide the edge guides against the paper or envelope, but not too tightly.
    11. Press the  start button to start printing.
    Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
    • Load only one sheet or one envelope at a time.
    • Load paper short edge first, no matter which way your document faces.
    • Load the printable side faceup.
    • Load letterhead or pre-printed paper top edge first.
    • Check the paper package for any additional loading instructions.

    Note: You can load a sheet of binder paper with holes on one of the long edges, but not for automatic 2-sided printing.

    Related tasks
    Loading Paper in Cassette 1 (Upper Cassette)
    Loading Paper in Cassette 2 (Lower Cassette)
    Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows
    Selecting Basic Print Settings - Mac
    Related references
    Paper Loading Capacity
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