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Printing envelopes How on earth do I print envelopes, all I get is a paper jam & have to use tweezers & a torch to get it out. The Canon manuals are no help. Judy.

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please try

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

SOURCE: Printer Error When Printing Envelopes

I had problems printing 4 X 6, and found out that I needed to go into the printer mode, and change the tray feed from "main tray" to photo tray.  Try that one.  

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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SOURCE: My HP LaserJet 4200 prints fine from tray 2, but will NOT print envelopes from tray 1. It WILL print on regular paper from tray 1, but will not print envelopes. What gives? I've already rebooted the

Are there settings on the control panel of your printer?
Is the tray 1 the MP tray? (The one that flips towards you)
If so, can you change the settings of the Tray 1 to Envelope on the control panel?

I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon MF4150 Duplex Printing Paper Jams

I have just had the same problem on one of these Canon MF4150 machines.
The manufactures warranty on our machine had expired just one week before this happened so I had to fix this myself.
The problem we had (which is very likely to be the same cause as yours) is when we removed some torn jammed paper, it had somehow pulled off a spring from inside the machine. The spring was linked to the paper jam sensor.
It does involve a LOT of work to fix it, and unless you are very 'techy' it may be quite a difficult task to do this for the 'average' person.
I had to completely disassemble the machine: Take off the front first (lift up the cover and there is 2 screws at the front and 2 clips on the bottom of the machine) Then remove the 2sides and finally the top (screws should be easy to see, to get the sides off, un-clip along the front edges and gently move them outwards and slide them backwards to release the clips on the back) being careful with the wires going to the scanner part). Then look for the fuser unit which is near the top at the back, there is a black rounded cover over the fuser. To remove the cover, look for 2 small clips one at each side and unclip the cover and gently lift upwards.  Under the cover on the left side you will see a small plastic rod which goes from the left side to a small tab in the middle, if you look about half way along that rod you should see a tiny spring, make sure this is clipped on properly and that you are able to rotate the rod and it should spring back to the proper position when you let go.
Once this is done, put it all back together again and it should work fine.

I'm sure a lot of other people probably have this same problem too so I hope this helps someone.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: paper jam on canon pixma mp600

Hi You can Try

Error Code 5100
Solution 1:
Clean the timing strip.

Solution 2:
The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.

All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: envelope jam HP Officejet 8500


Try to print envelope through Microsoft Word


1) Click Tools , click Letters and Mailings and then click Envelopes and Labels .
2) Type the Delivery and Return address information.
3) Click Options .
4) On the Envelope Options tab, set the following options:-

  • Envelope size : set to match the loaded envelopes.
  • US only : if desired, select the Delivery point barcode to make it easier for mail sorting machinery to correctly route the envelope.
  • Return address : for Size 10 envelopes only, set the Return Address position .8 inch in the From left section.
5) Select the Printing Options tab and verify that the following settings are selected:
  • Select the Feed Method option that shows the envelope on the far right side with the short edge first.
  • Select Face down .
  • Examine the selected feed method image and verify that the envelope flap is on the left side of the envelope. If it is on the right, select or deselect Clockwise rotation.
6) Click OK and then click Print .

As envelop can not feed correctly every time, it depends on the weight, flap design, paper type and other factors & cause jam, To prevent those you can do.
  • Print envelopes at a higher quality setting so envelope is pulled through the unit more slowly. e.g:- Switch fast to slow mode or slow to best mode.
  • Tuck the flap inside the envelope before loading it into the printer.

Have a nice day...don't forget to rate the solution.

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How to load envelopes in a canon mg3250 printer

Please find below a fairly comprehensive guide to using envelopes on your machine
The address is automatically rotated and printed according to the envelope's direction by specifying with the printer driver properly.
c:\users\mike\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif You can only print on envelopes with the computer.
c:\users\mike\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif Do not use the following envelopes. They could jam in the machine or cause the machine to malfunction.
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c:\users\mike\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif If the envelopes are curled, hold the opposite corners and gently twist them in the opposite direction.
c:\users\mike\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif If the corner of the envelope flap is folded, flatten it.
c:\users\mike\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif Use a pen to press the leading edge in the inserting direction flat and sharpen the crease.
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(1) Open the front cover gently, and extend the paper support.
(2) Use the right paper guide (A) to slide both paper guides all the way out.
(3) Load the envelopes in the center of the front tray WITH THE ADDRESS SIDE FACING DOWN.
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(4) Slide the right paper guide (A) to align the paper guides with both sides of the envelopes.
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Do not overload envelopes by stacking until the top of the stack touches the paper guides. (5) Open the output tray extension.
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c:\users\mike\appdata\local\temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif Be sure to open the paper output tray when printing. If not open, the machine cannot start printing. After loading envelopes
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and install it on your desktop for future reference

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