Loading Paper and Envelopes in the Rear Paper Feed Slot

You can print envelopes or documents in a variety of paper types and sizes in the rear paper feed slot.
  1. Extend the output tray and open the paper stopper.

    Note: If you are using legal-size or longer paper, do not open the paper stopper.
  2. Pull up the paper support for the rear paper feed slot.

  3. Flip the feeder guard forward, then slide the edge guides outward.

  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: You can load one sheet of binder paper with holes on one of the long edges as shown. Do not select automatic 2-sided printing for this type of paper.

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

      To prevent paper feeding problems, make sure you do not load too much paper in the slot.
    • Load envelopes short edge first, with the flap facing down and the flap edge to the left, in the center of the slot.

  6. Slide the edge guides against the paper, but not too tightly.

  7. Select the size and type of paper you just loaded in the Paper Setup menu.
Always follow these paper loading guidelines:
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Loading Paper in the Cassette
Related references
Paper Loading Capacity