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I am trying to figure out which laser printer is best ; not

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Customer: I am trying to figure out which laser printer is best for envelopes; not volume, but just quality. I run Mac OS, BTW
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Customer: No, that's it... my current brother printer doesn't print envelopes well at all without mashing up the envelope
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Printers
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It needs to be wireless and compact as well. I was looking at the Browther HL-2270DW as an option, but my current printer that is terrible with envelopes is a Brother all-in-one laser, so I am leery of Brother for this.
Expert:  Robert M. replied 11 months ago.

How much are you looking to spend and does it need to be color ?

if you arent doing much volume an ink jet printer might work for you. I have been quite happy with my epson workforce 2650 on both paper and envelopes. It wont do photo quality but for business quality it works quite well. and it cost about 60 bucks.

i think i would personally go with an hp for a laser printer. If you want a cheap one this one is under 200 and it has a separate slot for envelopes above the paper tray.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/400372/HP-LaserJet-Pro-Wireless-Monochrome-Laser/?cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-Printers_Scanners_Faxes-_-400372-VQ6-47886868076-VQ16-c-VQ17-pla-VQ18-online-VQ19-400372-VQ20-80355583556-VQ21-&gclid=COKvxPaGo8oCFQMLaQodV8IBdg

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That looks like it could work, however my brother all-in-one that I use now has an envelope feeder above the paper tray and it mangles the envelopes. However, on the brother, you have to open a latch in the back... do you know if it's the same thing on this HP, or would it feed through to the top?
Expert:  Robert M. replied 11 months ago.

It does not say that you need to on this one.

usually that is to give it a straighter paper path so it doesnt jam. thicker media often needs that on cheaper printers.

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-scanjet-pro-3000-s2-sheet-feed-scanner/4110394/model/4110306/document/c02011111

it does have an external piece that you have to plug in to keep a stack of paper shorter than 185 mm in the multi purpose tray. But a standard #10 envelope is longer than that

You should also avoid envelopes with seams that dont go all the way to the corners as they can scrunch up going through the rollers. Though they dont show that as a problem with this model they do on some of the older ones

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01730567

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