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HP LaserJet P1005, P1006, P1505, and P1505n Printers - Loading and Printing Envelopes in Windows

Introduction

This document explains how to load and print on envelopes. Use either the main input tray or the priority feed slot to print envelopes. Use the main input tray to print more than one envelope. Use the priority feed slot to print one envelope without removing paper from the main input tray.

NOTE: Use only recommended envelopes. Do not use envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, self-stick adhesives, or other synthetic materials that are susceptible to heat.

Use envelopes only with seams extending to the corners.

Figure 1: Envelope with acceptable seams

Envelopes with acceptabe seams and envelopes with unacceptable seams
1 - Acceptable
2 - Not acceptable

Loading and printing on envelopes

Use the following steps to load envelopes into the product, and then print.

Step one: Load envelopes

Use one of the following methods to load envelopes into the product.

Method one: Loading envelopes into the main input tray

NOTE: The main input tray can hold up to 10 envelopes.
  1. Slide the paper guides outward to slightly wider and longer than the envelopes.

    Figure 2: Slide the paper guides out

    Sliding the paper guides out.
  2. Load the envelopes into the tray print side up with the top edge aligned to the left paper guide.

    Figure 3: Load envelopes

    Loading the evelopes.
    NOTE: Do not load the tray above the paper guides.

    If the envelopes have a flap on the short edge, feed that edge into the product first.

  3. Slide the paper guides inward to rest against the envelopes.

    Figure 4: Slide the paper guides inward

    Sliding the paper guides in against the envelpes.

Method two: Loading the priority feed slot

The priority feed slot is in the front of the product just above the main input tray. Use the priority feed slot to print one envelope without removing paper from the main tray.

NOTE: The priority feed slot holds one envelope only.
  1. Slide the priority slot paper guides outward.

    Figure 5: Slide the paper guides out

    Sliding the paper guides outward.
  2. Load the envelope into the priority feed slot print side up with the top edge aligned to the left paper guide.

    Figure 6: Load the envelope in the priority feed slot

    Loading paper in the priority feed slot
  3. Slide the paper guides in to rest against the envelope.

    Figure 7: Slide the paper guides in

    Sliding the paper guides in

Step two: Change the print settings and print

Follow these steps to print on envelopes from a computer running Windows.

NOTE: For specific details on formatting text for printing on envelopes, consult the help files in the word processing software. For best results, consider using a label for the return address.
  1. Click File , and then click Print .

    The Print dialog box opens.

  2. Depending on the software program, click Properties , Options , Printer Setup , or Preferences .

    The printer Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.

  4. Select Envelope as the paper type.

  5. From the Size drop-down list, select the applicable size. To create a custom size envelope, use the following steps:

    1. On the Paper/Quality tab, click Custom .

    2. Click in the Name text box, and then enter a name for the custom envelope size.

    3. Click in the Width text box, and then enter the width.

      NOTE: Make certain the size is in inches. Click the Use Millimeters/Use Inches button to toggle between using millimeters and inches to define the custom paper size.
    4. Click in the Height text box, and then enter the height.

    5. Click Save .

  6. Click Apply to save the settings.

  7. Click OK to print the envelopes.
    NOTE: An error message might display asking to load an envelope into the manual feed tray. This might occur even if the envelopes are loaded. Make sure the envelopes are loaded, and then click Continue . The product will continue printing from whichever input tray contains the envelopes.

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