How to Print Envelopes With a Laser Printer

By Editorial Team

Updated July 21, 2017

If you are running a business or sending out mass mailings, you'll save time by learning how to print labels or envelopes with a laser printer. By printing your clients' addresses and your return address, you'll save money on costly labels, keep things professional, and save yourself some hand cramps.

Use your favorite word processing program to align your document for an envelope. The method will differ by program. For example, in Microsoft Word, go to "Tools," "Letters" and then "Mailings." Select "Envelopes and Labels."

Turn on your printer and adjust the stacker so it's as narrow as the envelopes. This keeps them upright and aligned for the laser printer.

Print 1 test envelope to make sure everything is in the right place and the addresses are printed on the front of the envelope.

Place the rest of your envelopes in the tray, and print your whole mailing with ease.


Check to make sure that your envelopes are facing the right way or you'll have to reprint some (or all) of your mailing.


Monitor printing so you can stop the printer if there is a jam or other problem. Smaller envelopes get easily jammed or misaligned in laser printers.

Items you will need

  • Envelopes

  • Printer

  • Word processing program