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HP LaserJet Envelope Printing Tips

  1. Design. Position margins no closer than .6 inches from edges.
  2. Media. Don't use envelopes with peel-off backing, as the heat may cause the paper to come off inside the printer.
  3. Input and Output. Unless you are using an envelope feeder, load envelopes in the multi-purpose tray (Tray 1). Open the rear output bin to ensure level path.
  4. Settings. Most LaserJets have two settings in the Paper Handling Menu to prepare the printer to handle envelopes. Set Tray 1 "Type" to "Envelope" and Tray 1 "Size" to the size you are using.
    1. If the printer doesn't seem to have a Paper Handling Menu, print out the menu map for guidance or download the appropriate service manual and look for references to envelopes.
    2. If you have an envelope feeder installed, you should find these same settings (under Paper Handling) for the feeder. Either way, the printer may prompt you to verify paper size and type when you initially load the tray or feeder (because it is physically possible for you to load a different size or type than you have specified in the menu). Once you do this, you are ready to print.
  5. Adjusting Fuser Temperature. Poor fusing on envelopes can be corrected by increasing the fuser temperature, while curling at the corners can be cured by reducing it. Most monochrome LaserJets offer fuser temperature adjustment.The name of the setting varies; it is called FUSER MODES, CONFIGURE FUSER MODE and FUSER TEMP MODE. It is a sub-menu under either Paper Handling or Print Quality (these, in turn, may be sub-menus under Configure Device).
    1. With some models, the fuser mode menu is a list of paper types with a temperature setting for each type. Other models have two or three "high" or "alternate" settings that slow paper movement so that the paper spends more time in the fuser).
    2. IMPORTANT NOTE: The fuser temperature settings are tied to specific paper types, and thus will only be applied when feeding from a tray (or feeder) that is defined as a specific type. In particular, if Tray 1 is set to “Mode = First” or “Type = Any,” you will not get any temperature correction when printing from that tray – even if you have changed the setting to “High” for every paper type in the menu, the printer will still run the fuser at the “Normal” temperature.
    3. Some of these (particularly the color models) may automatically adjust fuser temperature for certain paper types, but this is undocumented.
    4. Laser printers with solid metal upper fuser rollers (9000, 9040, 9050, 8100, 8150) have envelope levers on the fuser that should be manually raised when printing envelopes. This should reduce creasing.

With a few exceptions, satisfactory results can be had when laser printing on envelopes if the settings are right.

HP LaserJet Envelope Printing Tips

  1. Design. Position margins no closer than .6 inches from edges.
  2. Media. Don't use envelopes with peel-off backing, as the heat may cause the paper to come off inside the printer.
  3. Input and Output. Unless you are using an envelope feeder, load envelopes in the multi-purpose tray (Tray 1). Open the rear output bin to ensure level path.
  4. Settings. Most LaserJets have two settings in the Paper Handling Menu to prepare the printer to handle envelopes. Set Tray 1 "Type" to "Envelope" and Tray 1 "Size" to the size you are using.
    1. If the printer doesn't seem to have a Paper Handling Menu, print out the menu map for guidance or download the appropriate service manual and look for references to envelopes.
    2. If you have an envelope feeder installed, you should find these same settings (under Paper Handling) for the feeder. Either way, the printer may prompt you to verify paper size and type when you initially load the tray or feeder (because it is physically possible for you to load a different size or type than you have specified in the menu). Once you do this, you are ready to print.
  5. Adjusting Fuser Temperature. Poor fusing on envelopes can be corrected by increasing the fuser temperature, while curling at the corners can be cured by reducing it. Most monochrome LaserJets offer fuser temperature adjustment.The name of the setting varies; it is called FUSER MODES, CONFIGURE FUSER MODE and FUSER TEMP MODE. It is a sub-menu under either Paper Handling or Print Quality (these, in turn, may be sub-menus under Configure Device).
    1. With some models, the fuser mode menu is a list of paper types with a temperature setting for each type. Other models have two or three "high" or "alternate" settings that slow paper movement so that the paper spends more time in the fuser).
    2. IMPORTANT NOTE: The fuser temperature settings are tied to specific paper types, and thus will only be applied when feeding from a tray (or feeder) that is defined as a specific type. In particular, if Tray 1 is set to “Mode = First” or “Type = Any,” you will not get any temperature correction when printing from that tray – even if you have changed the setting to “High” for every paper type in the menu, the printer will still run the fuser at the “Normal” temperature.
    3. Some of these (particularly the color models) may automatically adjust fuser temperature for certain paper types, but this is undocumented.
    4. Laser printers with solid metal upper fuser rollers (9000, 9040, 9050, 8100, 8150) have envelope levers on the fuser that should be manually raised when printing envelopes. This should reduce creasing.

With a few exceptions, satisfactory results can be had when laser printing on envelopes if the settings are right.

HP LaserJet Envelope Printing Tips

  1. Design. Position margins no closer than .6 inches from edges.
  2. Media. Don't use envelopes with peel-off backing, as the heat may cause the paper to come off inside the printer.
  3. Input and Output. Unless you are using an envelope feeder, load envelopes in the multi-purpose tray (Tray 1). Open the rear output bin to ensure level path.
  4. Settings. Most LaserJets have two settings in the Paper Handling Menu to prepare the printer to handle envelopes. Set Tray 1 "Type" to "Envelope" and Tray 1 "Size" to the size you are using.
    1. If the printer doesn't seem to have a Paper Handling Menu, print out the menu map for guidance or download the appropriate service manual and look for references to envelopes.
    2. If you have an envelope feeder installed, you should find these same settings (under Paper Handling) for the feeder. Either way, the printer may prompt you to verify paper size and type when you initially load the tray or feeder (because it is physically possible for you to load a different size or type than you have specified in the menu). Once you do this, you are ready to print.
  5. Adjusting Fuser Temperature. Poor fusing on envelopes can be corrected by increasing the fuser temperature, while curling at the corners can be cured by reducing it. Most monochrome LaserJets offer fuser temperature adjustment.The name of the setting varies; it is called FUSER MODES, CONFIGURE FUSER MODE and FUSER TEMP MODE. It is a sub-menu under either Paper Handling or Print Quality (these, in turn, may be sub-menus under Configure Device).
    1. With some models, the fuser mode menu is a list of paper types with a temperature setting for each type. Other models have two or three "high" or "alternate" settings that slow paper movement so that the paper spends more time in the fuser).
    2. IMPORTANT NOTE: The fuser temperature settings are tied to specific paper types, and thus will only be applied when feeding from a tray (or feeder) that is defined as a specific type. In particular, if Tray 1 is set to “Mode = First” or “Type = Any,” you will not get any temperature correction when printing from that tray – even if you have changed the setting to “High” for every paper type in the menu, the printer will still run the fuser at the “Normal” temperature.
    3. Some of these (particularly the color models) may automatically adjust fuser temperature for certain paper types, but this is undocumented.
    4. Laser printers with solid metal upper fuser rollers (9000, 9040, 9050, 8100, 8150) have envelope levers on the fuser that should be manually raised when printing envelopes. This should reduce creasing.

With a few exceptions, satisfactory results can be had when laser printing on envelopes if the settings are right.

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