How to Print Envelopes With the HP 6500 E709A

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How to Print Envelopes With the HP 6500 E709A
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The HP Officejet 6500 E709A has the ability to handle a number of media types and sizes for print jobs. HP recommends that you use envelopes that do not have clear plastic windows in them, in order to avoid paper jams, as well as envelopes with clasps, self-sticking adhesives, a slick finish or embossing. HP also cautions against using envelopes with curled or torn edges since these may cause problems with feeding the envelopes properly through the printer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Flip up the printer's output tray to reveal the input tray below and remove any paper in the input tray. Insert up to five envelopes into the input tray, print-side down, and slide the width guide so it touches the edges of the envelopes but does not bend them.

  2. 2

    Fold the output tray back down and flip out the extension piece at the end of the tray. Fold up the paper stop at the end of the output tray's extension to keep the envelopes from falling out of the output tray.

  3. 3

    Click "File" at the top of the software program you are using to create the text to be printed on the envelopes. Click the "Properties" or "Setup" button in the window that opens, then click on the tab labelled "Paper/Features."

  4. 4

    Click the "Type Is" pull-down menu and select "Envelopes." Select the "Size Is" drop-down menu and click on the size of the envelopes you have loaded in the input tray. If you do not find the correct size, click "Custom" and type the height and width in the window that opens, then click "Save."

  5. 5

    Click the "Source Is" drop-down menu and select "Tray 1." Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the window to save your settings, then click the "Print" button to begin the print job.

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