My computer's OS is Windows Home XP with SP3 and my HP C5280 Photosmart All-In-One inkjet printer lately has been acting like it's on crack only when I attempt to print on envelopes. I'll put a No. 10 business envelope in the main paper tray; open up "My Documents" where I have several templates for envelopes stored; I find one of my No. 10 templates; it might be one to print the return address information on the back of the envelope; I'll edit the information in the template on my monitor's screen; then hit print review to make sure everything looks right; I'll then check my printer's settings; if the settings look good I'll then hit print; out spits the envelope with my return address information printed lower down in the middle of the envelope and not at the top of the envelope on the envelope's flap where it should be.
I'll put another No. 10 business envelope in the paper tray; repeat the entire procedure and it'll work the second time. For 14 years I've been able to print on my HP Deskjet 895Cse inkjet printer on the following sized envelopes: No. 6's, No. 10's, No. 11's, No. 12's and No. 14's. I also have been able to create custom sized envelopes like greeting card envelopes and print on those as well and I also have created a template for a USPS Certified Mail RRGC; both front and back and can print on those when I send out Certified Mail. When I send out USPS Priority Mail I also have a template created so I can print on those address labels too. The only envelope size I can print on when I use my HP C5280 Photosmart All-In-One inkjet printer is a No. 10.
It will soon be time to address envelopes to send out Christmas cards which is why I decided to ask my original question. I like the features of being able to make copies; scan documents; and print 4x6 borderless color photographs on my C5280 but come Christmas time I will also want to have installed and ready to go a second printer; my older 895Cse which I can use to address the front and back of all of my odd sized Christmas card greeting envelopes.
I contacted HP a few weeks ago shopping for a new printer to replace my 4 year old C5280; I asked HP if they currently sold an inkjet printer with similar features to my C5280 which would allow me to print on all of the different sized envelopes I have listed above; HP told me no they did not. HP said I could only print on No. 10's on any of their new inkjet printers. I put the same question to Canon; they too said no.
One day soon my 14 year old HP Deskjet 895Cse inkjet printer will eventually stop working but in the meantime; this is the part I don't like; that HP Deskjet 895Cse uses a No. 45 black cartridge and a No. 23 tri-color cartridge; purchased in a combo pack to save money one of those HP 45/23 combo packs will set me back about $80.00 USD but the tanks are huge in comparison to HP's new line of inkjet cartridges which are being sold today by individual colors and not a combo cartridge like my No. 23. One final question; I'll need to buy another USB 2.0 cable; I must have looked at over 100 cables on Office Depot.com last night. Some had silver looking connectors; others had gold looking connectors; a 10' long high speed USB 2.0 A/B cable sells for around $30.00 USD. For what I will need does the color of the cable's connectors really matter?