Actually very happy with the 9200 running envelopes so far. However on caveat is, the envelopes with the diagonal cut flaps didn't seem to run as well however we had to run some #10 Window and got the square cut flap and ran 10000 really with no issue. We had a Xante and tbh it really was kind of a pain and decided to get rid of it.
I have tried running envelopes on a 7100 and seem to run okay but that was pre-opened flap and did jam every now and again. Ran catalog envelopes and seem to do much better but had to be more conscious of the seem of the envelope as far as where the image was being laid down.
That's pretty interesting we have a Xante impressia and yeah I do not really like it. I feel like the 9100/9200 is the best way to go its fast has good quality and seems to be pretty reliable. Adding on the ability to run envelopes successfully will basically remove the need for the Xante.
Yeah the only negative thing I suppose is you have to run fairly small batches in the tray at a time, however depends on run size if this really is a concern (i.e. 500 vs 10000 could be a killer in runtime). Also the tech said he hates when ppl run envelopes because it wears the belt funny.
For the occasional run of envelopes though it's a great option.
Can you post a video of this, Ricoh is saying they do not support envelopes running through the top bypass tray and local techs didn't know of anyone doing it. I am looking at upgrading one of my 7110's and I would like to see that run before I add the bypass tray. Thanks.