Envelopes can be printed from Tray 1 or Tray 2. Select the type of envelope that you are using from the Print dialog box or the printer driver.
In your program, set the margins for the envelope. The following table gives typical address margins for a commercial #10 or DL envelope.
|Type of address||Top margin||Left margin|
|Return address||15 mm (0.6 inch)||15 mm (0.6 inch)|
|Delivery address||51 mm (2 inches)||89 mm (3.5 inches)|
|●||For the best print quality, position margins no closer than 15 mm (0.6 inch) from the edges of the envelope.|
|●||Avoid printing over the area where the envelope seams meet.|
Proper storage of envelopes helps contribute to print quality. Envelopes should be stored flat. If air is trapped in an envelope and creates an air bubble, then the envelope might wrinkle during printing.
Envelope construction is critical. Envelope fold lines can vary considerably, not only between manufacturers, but also within a box from the same manufacturer. Successful printing on envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. When selecting envelopes, consider the following components:
|Tray 1 or Tray 2||76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)||216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)|
Envelopes with double side-seams
Double side-seam construction has vertical seams at both ends of the envelope rather than diagonal seams. This style might be more likely to wrinkle. Be sure the seam extends all the way to the corner of the envelope as indicated in the following illustration.
Envelopes with adhesive strips or flaps
Envelopes with a peel-off adhesive strip or with more than one flap that folds over to seal must use adhesives that are compatible with the heat and pressure in the printer. The extra flaps and strips might cause wrinkling, creasing, or even jams and might damage the fuser.
Failure to follow the guidelines above can result in jams.