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HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer Series (N911) - Loading Paper, Envelopes, and Specialty Paper

Introduction

This document provides instructions for loading plain paper and specialty paper such as card stock, envelopes, photo paper, and labels.

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Load plain paper

Follow these steps to load plain paper in the printer.

Step one: Load paper in Tray 1

Follow these steps to load paper into the main paper tray.

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  1. Grasp the handle on the front of the input tray, and then pull the tray towards you to open it.

    Figure 1: Pull out the input tray

    Graphic: Pull out the input tray
  2. Slide the paper width guides out as far as possible.

  3. Remove all paper from the paper tray.

  4. Inspect and remove any foam or tape packaging materials in the paper tray.

  5. Insert a stack of unused, plain white paper (with the print-side down) in the center of the tray.

    Figure 2: Load paper into the tray

    Illustration of loading paper into the paper tray
    CAUTION: Do not load any paper above the solid red lines on the sides of the tray. Do not use torn, wrinkled, perforated, wet, or folded paper. Make sure to remove all paper clips and staples before loading the paper.

    Figure 3: Stack label height

    Image: Solid red lines on the sides of the tray
  6. Slide the paper guides in so that they rest against the edges of the paper, and then insert the tray into the product and push it forward until it clicks into place.

    Figure 4: Slide the paper guides in and reinsert the tray into the product

    Graphic: Slide the paper guide in and then insert the tray into the product
  7. Pull out the tray extender on the output tray.

    Figure 5: Pull out the tray extender on the output tray

    Graphic: Pull out the tray extender

Step two: Load paper in optional Tray 2

Tray 2 is an optional accessory. Follow these steps to load paper in Tray 2.

NOTE: Tray 2 supports only plain letter or A4 paper.
  1. Grasp the underside of the tray, and then pull out the tray from the bottom of the printer.

    Figure 6: Pull out the tray from the bottom of the printer

    Graphic: Pull out the tray from the bottom of the printer
  2. Slide the paper width guides out as far as possible.

  3. Load a stack of unused, plain white paper (print-side down) in the center of the tray. Make sure that the stack of paper aligns with the engraved lines in the tray.

    NOTE: Load Tray 2 with only U.S. Letter or A4 plain white paper.
  4. Slide the paper guides in so that they rest against the edges of the paper.

  5. Carefully reinsert the tray into the printer, and then push the tray forward to close it.

    Figure 7: Reinsert the tray into the printer

    Graphic: Reinsert the tray into the printer
  6. Pull out the tray extender on the output tray.

    Figure 8: Pull out the tray extender

    Graphic: Pull out the tray extender

Load specialty paper

Follow these steps to load specialty paper such as card stock, envelopes, photo paper, or labels.

Before you proceed, verify that your printer supports the specialty paper on which you are attempting to print by viewing the product specifications . If the size, type, or weight of the paper is not available, the printer does not support printing it. Also note the tray loading capacity for the type of paper on which you are attempting to print.

NOTE: You can only print on special paper from Tray 1. Specialty paper cannot be printed from Tray 2, if your printer has a Tray 2.
  1. Grasp the handle on the front of the input tray, and then pull the tray toward you to open it.

    Figure 9: Pull out the input tray

    Graphic: Pull out the input tray
  2. Slide out the paper width guides as far as possible.

    NOTE: If you are loading larger-sized paper, pull out the input tray extender to lengthen the tray.

    Figure 10: Pull out the input tray extender

    Image: Pull out the input tray extender.
  3. Insert the cards or photo paper print-side down in the center of the tray. Make sure that the stack of paper is centered in the tray. If you are inserting photo paper with a perforated tab along one edge, make sure that the tab points toward the front of the printer (position the tab side to be the trailing edge of the paper going into the printer).

  4. Make sure that the paper height does not exceed the dotted line on the paper fill guide located inside the input tray. The dotted line is the maximum height for specialty paper.

    Figure 11: Paper fill guide

    Image: Paper fill guide
    1 - Location of the paper fill guide
    2 - Maximum height for plain paper
    3 - Maximum height for specialty paper
    CAUTION: Do not load paper while the printer is printing. Jams or paper feed issues might occur.
  5. Slide in the paper guides so that they rest against the edges of the paper. Make sure that the paper is centered in the tray.

  6. Push the tray into the printer until it clicks into place.

    Figure 12: Push in the input tray

    Image: Push in the input tray
  7. Pull out the tray extender on the output tray.

    Figure 13: Pull out the tray extender

    Image: Pull out the tray extender
    NOTE: Do not leave photo paper in Tray 1 for extended periods of time. Leaving photo paper in the tray might decrease print quality.

Loading envelopes

Use the following steps to load envelopes in Tray 1.

NOTE: You can load one or more envelopes in the tray, but do not load more than five envelopes at a time. Do not use shiny or embossed envelopes or envelopes that have clasps or windows.
  1. Grasp the handle on the front of the input tray, and then pull the tray towards you to open it.

    Figure 14: Pull out the input tray

    Image: Pull out the input tray
  2. Slide the paper width guides out as far as possible.

    NOTE: If you are loading larger-sized envelopes, pull out the tray extension to lengthen the tray.

    Figure 15: Input tray extension

    Image: Pull out the input tray extension
  3. Insert the envelopes into the center of the tray with the envelope flap on the left and facing up. If the flap is on the short end of the envelope, insert the envelope into the center of the tray with the flap toward the printer and facing up.

    Figure 16: Load envelopes

    Image: How to load envelopes
  4. Slide the paper width guides in to rest against the edges of the envelope. Make sure that the envelope is centered in the tray.

  5. Push the tray into the printer until it clicks into place.

    Figure 17: Push in the input tray

    Image: Push in  the input  tray
  6. Pull out the tray extender on the output tray.

    Figure 18: Pull out the tray extender

    Image: Pull out the tray extender