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Can't Print Envelopes, No Ink being used

This is a weird problem. Printer prints fine when using the normal paper tray, so I know the printer has ink. However, when I try to print envelopes, it does not use any ink when printing. I open up Tray 1, put the envelope in between the two holders, printer takes the envelope in, and the envelope then comes out the top, exactly as you would expect. However, the envelope is as blank as when it entered. Please help!

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Set tray 1 for the correct size envelopes in printer properties.

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How to print #10 envelopes on a Xerox 3610 printer?


Solution : Print on Envelopes You can print envelopes from the Bypass Tray only.
Guidelines for Printing Envelopes
  • Print quality depends on the quality and construction of the envelopes. Try another envelope brand if you do not get desired results.
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  • Do not use envelopes with windows or metal clasps.
To Load Envelopes in the Bypass Tray:
  1. Open the Bypass Tray.


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  3. Move the width guides to the edges of the tray.

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  4. To load envelopes, select an option:
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    • NOTE: When loading Monarch or DL envelopes, remove the Multipurpose Tray.
  5. On the printer Control Panel, press the Menu button.

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  6. Navigate to Tray Settings, then press OK.
  7. Navigate to the Bypass Tray, then press OK.
  8. Navigate to Tray Mode, then press OK.
  9. Navigate to Panel Specified, then press OK.
  10. To return to the previous menu, press the Left arrow button.
  11. Navigate to Paper Type, then press OK.
  12. Navigate to Envelope, then press OK.
  13. To return to the previous menu, press the Left arrow button.
  14. Navigate to Paper Size, then press OK.
  15. Navigate to the required envelope size, then press OK.
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