# cryptosystem.org

I recently needed to print some size 10 envelopes using a Samsung ML-2010 laser printer under Linux. While printing envelopes using OpenOffice is possible, after a few trial runs I wasn't really happy with the output and decided TeX/LaTeX might be better suited to the job. Adapting Michael Stutz's code from here gave me the following:

% envelope.tex
% Print a #10 envelope

\font\cmssa = cmss12
\font\cmssc = cmss14

%setup:

\parindent 0 pt\nopagenumbers\parskip 10 pt
\hsize 9.5 in\vsize 3.25 in
\voffset 1.25 in
\cmssc

%document:

FROM-NAME

FROM-STREET ADDRESS

FROM-CITY, STATE, \ ZIP

\vskip .4 in\parindent 3.5 in

TO-NAME

TO-STREET ADDRESS

TO-CITY, STATE, \ ZIP
\end


Compile with:

tex envelope.tex; dvips -t landscape -m envelope.dvi


Then you can print with cupsdoprint or your favorite PostScript printing application. The envelopes should be inserted landscape-style, face up, open edge on the right side, in the center of the feed tray with all other paper removed and the guide tabs adjusted to fit the height of the envelope. The source TeX file is also available here.