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HP Printers - Printing Envelopes (Windows)

This document is for HP printers connected to Windows computers.
Print a name and address on an envelope using word processing apps or pre-formatted templates.

Step 1: Load envelopes into the input tray

How you load envelopes depends on where the paper input tray is on your printer, and what type of printer you have.
  caution:
To avoid jams or damage to the printer, do not print envelopes with clasps, windows, shiny surfaces, or coated linings. If you are printing with a LaserJet or Laser printer, do not use envelopes with self-stick adhesives other synthetic materials that are susceptible to heat.
  • Inkjet printers with a rear load tray: Front of envelope facing up and the flap to the left
  • Inkjet printers with a front load tray: Front of envelope facing down and the flap to the left
  • Laser printers with a front load tray: Front of envelope facing up and the flap to the left
Once loaded, slide in the paper width guides until they rest against the edges of the envelope.
Load envelopes into rear load input tray
Load envelopes into front load input tray
Loading envelopes into a rear load input tray
Loading envelopes into a front load input tray

Step 2: Print the envelope

Format a WordPad document to print envelopes. WordPad comes pre-installed with Windows.
note:
If Microsoft Word is installed on your computer, see the Frequently asked questions in this document for steps to print envelopes with templates or the Mailings features.
  1. Search Windows for wordpad, then select WordPad in the results.
  2. Click the menu icon , then click Page Setup.
  3. In the Page Setup window, select your envelope type from the Size menu, select Landscape orientation, then click OK.
    Envelope type and orientation selections in Page Setup window
  4. Type the address, then use the formatting tools on the Home tab to align and center the text.
  5. Click the menu icon, move your mouse cursor over Print, then click Print preview to make sure the address is correctly centered and sized. If necessary, make additional changes to align the text.
  6. Click Print.

Frequently asked questions

Read the following topics for more information about printing envelopes with other apps and tools.

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