Installing paper for the first time in a printer can be a bit confusing if you aren’t familiar with the machine. Paper is housed in the printer’s paper tray, and most trays can be found along the bottom of the printer. There is usually a small notch on the face of the tray that pulls out so you can insert the paper. Within the paper tray, you will notice a guide that can be adjusted to fit your preferred paper length. 8.5” x 11” is the standard adjustment size but most printers can adjust to smaller sizes like 4”x 6” and 5”x 7” for printing photos. You’ll also want to keep the printer's paper capacity in mind. Every printer has a recommended paper capacity. For example, the HP ENVY Photo 6255 we feature below has a capacity of 125 pages. An overstuffed paper tray can lead to unwanted paper jams! Once you have adjusted the guide to the appropriate length, all you need to do is load your stack of paper into the paper tray, close up the tray and start printing. We recommend checking your printer’s user guide if you are having trouble locating the exact placement of the paper tray, or if you are unsure about the paper capacity.