Prepare the paper for loading.
Flex the sheets of paper back and forth to loosen them, and
then fan them. Do not fold or crease the paper. Straighten the
edges on a level surface.
Hold transparencies by the edges, and then fan them.
Straighten the edges on a level surface.
Note: Avoid touching the printable side of transparencies.
Be careful not to scratch them.
Flex a stack of envelopes back and forth to loosen them, and
then fan them. Straighten the edges on a level surface.
Warning—Potential Damage: Never use envelopes with
stamps, clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, or self‑stick
adhesives. These envelopes may severely damage the
Locate the maximum paper fill indicator and tab.
Note: Make sure the paper or specialty media is below the
maximum paper fill indicator located on the paper guides.
Width guide tab
Maximum paper fill indicator
Paper size indicator
Load the paper, and then adjust the width guide to lightly touch
the edge of the paper stack.
Load paper, card stock, and transparencies with the
recommended printable side facedown and the top edge
entering the printer first.
Load envelopes with the flap side up and against the right side
of the paper guide.
Do not load or close the multipurpose feeder while a job is
Load only one size and type of paper at a time.
Paper should lie flat in the multipurpose feeder. Make sure
the paper fits loosely in the multipurpose feeder and is not
bent or wrinkled.
From the printer control panel, set the paper size and type in the
Paper menu to match the paper loaded in the tray.
Loading the manual feeder
The standard 250‑sheet tray has an integrated manual feeder that can
be used to print on different types of paper one sheet at a time.
Load a sheet of paper into the manual feeder:
Printable side facedown for one-sided printing
Printable side faceup for two‑sided (duplex) printing