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Re: attach envelope printer & tips for using
On the 4039 model the manual paper feeder fits on the back of the printer. There are two arms that fit into the back of the printer and it just sort of rests there. It takes a little bit of trying to get it right if you've never done it before, but a little patience and you'll get it. If you have a newer lexmark than a 4039 the feeder attaches to the front on top of the lower door. Hope that helps.
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Sounds like it needs to be set in your software program. For example, in Word, Tools> Envelopes and labels> Envelopes> Options> Feed From: (and select the envelope feeder in there). Sounds like its set for manual select or Default.
Use a damp lint free cloth and clean the feeder rollers. Print out a configuration page to make sure that the printer recognizes that the feeder is installed. Usually the envelope feeder problems stem from age and/or dirty rollers. Make sure that your software app sees that the feeder is attached.
Generally NO. The reason is they have a manual slot and rear exit that keeps the path nearly straight for things like envelopes, labels, cardstock etc so they dont have to make the turn from the tray and from the fuser to the fact down exit tray. If you need to do a mailmerge with numerous envelopes you could 1) print a sheet of labels and stick those to blank envelopes or 2) go to a more advanced machine that has envelope feeder capability. Even a used machine such as a Laserjet 4000 - you can find envelope feeders that just attach on easily for almost nothing on ebay.
Here's the link to the Lexmark website to download the Lexmark C543 User's Guide. http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/2007/c54x/v14841473_en.pdf. There are two ways to print #10 envelopes, using the Multipurpose Feeder or the Manual Feeder. If you don't have the Mulitpurpose Feeder, you have to use the Manual Feeder and feed the envelopes one at a time. Scroll to Page 44 for MPF instructions or Page 46 for Manual Feeder instructions. Hope this helps.
You have to either use the MP Feeder or an Envelope Feeder. When you send the job to the "Manual Envelope" option, it will beep and prompt before each envelope is printed. Same will happen when you use the "Manual Paper" option.
You will have a hard time printing 1000 envelopes. The printer will print a rated engine speeed for the first 6-10...After that, the narrow media sensor will force the printer to slow down and you will proabably get 5-6 envelopes printed per minute.
I got to HP tech support, and they tell me that the envelope feeder is intended only for a few standard envelope sizes. If we're trying to use a different sized envelope, as in this case, it must be fed manually, and the feeder bin will not work. So that answers that. Thanks for the help, though.
Table 3-7. Paper Handling Menu Item Values Explanation ENVELOPE FEEDER SIZE=COM10 For supported paper sizes see page 1-12. This item appears only when the optional envelope feeder is installed. Set the value to correspond with the envelope size currently loaded in the envelope feeder. ENVELOPE FEEDER TYPE=PLAIN For supported paper types see page 1-12. This item appears only when the optional envelope feeder is installed. Set the value to correspond with the envelope type currently loaded in the envelope feeder. TRAY 1 MODE= FIRST FIRST CASSETTE Determine how the printer will use Tray 1. FIRST: If paper is loaded in Tray 1, the printer will pull paper from that tray first. CASSETTE: A paper size must be assigned to Tray 1 using the TRAY 1 SIZE option (the next item in this menu when TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE). This allows Tray 1 to be used as a reserved tray. TRAY 1 SIZE= LETTER For supported paper sizes see page 1-12. This item appears only when TRAY 1 MODE= CASSETTE. Set the value to correspond with the paper size currently
Follow the steps below to load envelopes into this product.
Lower the output tray and slide out the extension.
Move the feeder guard towards you.
While holding down its locking tab, slide the left edge guide so that the distance between the two edge guides is slightly wider than the width of your envelopes.
Load envelopes short edge first with the flap side down, as shown in the illustration.
Use the line on the feeder guard as the indicator when loading envelope. The right edge of envelope is aligned with the line on the feeder guard.
Set the feeder guard back.
* The folding quality and thickness of envelopes vary widely. If the total thickness of the stack of envelopes exceeds 10 mm, press each envelope in the stack flat before loading. If print quality declines when a stack of envelopes is loaded, load one envelope at a time.
* Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded.
* Flatten the envelope flaps before loading.
* Avoid using envelopes that are too thin as they may curl during printing.
Extract from CX3200 user manual