How do I print an envelope using TextEdit on Mac OS X?

RELATES TO:


  • Epson inkjet printers and All-In-Ones
  • Envelope printing
  • TextEdit


EXPLANATION:



Envelopes can be printed using most Epson printers but, it is important to check what weight and type of paper your printer will support before trying to print on an envelope to avoid paper jams and damage caused to your printer. This information can be found in your user's guide. Follow these steps to print an envelope using the TextEdit application installed on your Mac OS X computer.


Loading envelopes

It is very important to ensure the envelopes are loaded correctly. Incorrectly loaded envelopes can cause many printer feed related problems. If you are experiencing paper feed related issues when attempting to print envelopes see: Stylus Inkjets - Troubleshooting Paper Feed Problems.

Follow the steps below to load your envelopes:

Envelope loading for printers that feed from the top

The illustrations in this section shows the SX218 Series for general guidance. The loading method can be applied to similar style products.

  1. Open the paper support, slide out the extension, and then flip the feeder guard forward.


  2. Lower the output tray, slide out the extension, and then raise the stopper.


  3. Pinch and slide the edge guide.


  4. Load the envelopes short edge first. The flap needs to face down and to the left.


  5. Slide the edge guide up to the left edge of the envelopes, but not too tightly.


  6. Flip the feeder guard back.

    Notes Icon Note:

    Some printers have a paper thickness lever for printing on envelopes. If your printer has a lever (such as C70, C80, DX4800), check that this is in the envelope icon envelope position. Please note, the paper thickness lever/envelope lever can be adjusted when using thicker or special media.


    paper lever


    If your model of printer has a paper thickness lever it may be in a different position. Please check your user guide to find out where it is located.


    • The thickness of envelopes and their ability to fold vary widely. If the total thickness of the stack of envelopes exceeds 12 mm, press down on the envelopes to flatten them 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.
    • Flatten the leading edge of the envelope before loading.
    • Avoid using envelopes that are too thin, as they may curl during printing.


Envelope loading for printers that feed from the front

The illustrations in this section show the PX810FW/TX810FW Series for general guidance. The loading method can be applied to similar style products.

  1. Open the front cover.


    Note:

    Close the output tray if it is extended.



  2. Pull out the paper cassette.


  3. Remove paper from the photo tray (upper tray) if any is loaded. Slide the photo tray forward and lift it up.


  4. Pinch and slide the edge guides to the sides of the main tray (lower tray).


  5. Load envelopes lengthwise with the flap facing up and to the left.


  6. Slide the edge guides to the edges of the envelopes.


  7. Lower the photo tray.


  8. Slide the photo tray to check that the envelopes are not curling up the slope at the end of the cassette.


  9. Keep the cassette flat as you insert it back into the printer.


  10. Open and extend the output tray.


Note:

  • The thickness of envelopes and their ability to fold vary widely. If the total thickness of the stack of envelopes exceeds 12 mm, press down on the envelopes to flatten them 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.
  • Flatten the leading edge of the envelope before loading.
  • Avoid using envelopes that are too thin, as they may curl during printing.


Printing from TextEdit

  1. Open TextEdit and type the delivery address on a blank page.

  2. Click File > Page Setup.

  3. Make sure your printer is selected in the Format For pull-down menu, select an envelope size and select the landscape option for Orientation then click OK. If the size of envelope is not listed then you may be able to create a custom page size. See: How to create a custom paper size when the required option is not in the paper size list.


  4. Click File > Print. Check the Paper Size is set to the size you previously selected in the Page Setup menu and the Media Type is set to Envelope.


  5. Now click Print.

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