designed for laser printers will be suitable for your machine. However,
some envelopes may have feed and print-quality problems because of the way they
have been made. A suitable envelope should have edges with straight,
well-creased folds and the leading edge should not be thicker than two sheets of
paper. The envelope should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy
construction. You should buy quality envelopes from a supplier who
understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser machine.
We recommend that
you print a test envelope to make sure the print results are what you want.
DO NOT use
- That are damaged,
curled, wrinkled, irregularly shaped, extremely shiny or textures
- With clasps,
staples, snaps, tie strings, self-adhesive components, windows, holes, cutouts
- That are of a
baggy construction, not sharply creased, embossed (have raised writing on them)
or preprinted on the inside.
- That were
previously printed by a laser / LED printer.
- That cannot be
arranged when put in a pile.
- That are made of
paper that weighs more than the paper weight specifications for the machine.
- With edges that
are not straight or consistently square.
- With glue on
surface as shown in the figure below:
- With double flaps
as shown in the figure below:
- With sealing
flaps that are not folded down when purchased.
- With sealing
flaps as shown in the figure below:
- With each side
folded as shown in the figure below:
you use any of the types of envelopes listed above, they may damage your
machine. This damage may not be covered under any Brother warranty or
When the face-up
output tray (back cover) is pulled down, the machine has a straight paper path
from the manual feed slot through to the back of the machine. Use this
paper feed and output method when you want to print on envelopes.
1. Open the back
cover (face-up output tray).
2. For printing
envelopes only: Pull down the two green levers, one of the left-hand side and
one on the right-hand side.
3. Open the manual
feed slot cover.
4. Using both
hands, slide the manual feed paper guides to the width of the envelope that you
are going to use.
5. Using both
hands, put one envelope in the manual feed slot until the front edge touches the
paper feed roller. When you feel the machine pull it in, let go.
- Put one envelope
into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed face up.
- Make sure that
the envelope is straight and in the proper position on the manual feed
slot. If it is not, it may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed
printout or a paper jam.
- DO NOT put more
than one envelope in the manual feed slot at any one time, as it may case a jam.
- If you put any
media into the manual feed slot before the machine is in the Ready mode, the
media may be ejected without being printed on.
6. Select the
correct paper size, media type, and paper source in the printer properties.
a. Open the printer
properties page. An easy way to do this is to click File and then
click Print with the document you are trying to print.
b. Click on
c. Click the
drop-down arrow for Paper Size and select the correct envelope size.
d. Click the
drop-down arrow for Media Type and select Envelopes.
e. Click the
drop-down arrow for Paper Source First Page and select
f. Click OK
until all boxes are closed and to send a print job.
g. Remember when
you are done printing envelopes, you must open the back cover of the machine and
reset the two green levers that were pulled down in STEP 2 back to their
7. Check how the
- If the envelope
printed without wrinkling or creasing, discontinue troubleshooting.
- If the envelope
wrinkled or creased during print and your machine is within warranty, you can
locate a Brother Authorized Service Center (ASC) in your area by clicking on the
http://www.brother-usa.com/service/default.aspx or contact
Brother Customer Service by calling 1-877-Brother (1-877-276-8437) Monday
through Friday, excluding holidays.
If your machine is
out of warranty, you can locate a Brother Authorized Service Center using the
information listed above.