Loading Paper in the Rear Paper Feed Slot

You can load one sheet of card stock or other thick media, one sheet of paper, or one envelope in the rear paper feed slot.
Note: Paper that is too stiff may not load correctly. Check the paper specifications.
  1. Start your print job from a computer or using the product's control panel, selecting Rear Paper Feed Slot as the Paper Source setting.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you are printing from a computer, click Print.
    • If you are printing from the product's control panel, press the  start button.
    You see a message on the LCD screen, then you see instructions for loading paper.
  3. Flip open the rear paper feed slot cover.


  4. Slide out the paper support.


  5. Slide the edge guides outward.


  6. Do one of the following:
    • Load a single sheet of paper or thick media, printable side up and short edge first, in the center of the rear paper feed slot. Push it down approximately 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.


    • Load an envelope, short edge first with the flap facing down, in the center of the rear paper feed slot. Push it down approximately 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.


    • Load a sheet of loose-leaf or other paper with holes as shown, approximately 2 inches (5 cm) into the slot.


  7. Slide the edge guides against the paper or envelope, but not too tightly.


  8. When you are ready to print, press the  start button.
    Note: The output tray opens automatically when you print. Leave enough space in front of the product for the paper to be fully ejected.
Always follow these loading guidelines:
Related tasks
Loading Paper in Cassette 1 (Upper Cassette)
Loading Paper in Cassette 2 (Lower Cassette)
Loading Envelopes
Related references
Paper Loading Capacity
Paper Specifications