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HP 6600 series Owner's Manual

Hewlett-packard printer owner's manual.
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User manual - 283 pages
Installation and getting started manual - 103 pages
1 HP Deskjet 6600 series printer
To find an answer to a question, click the appropriate topic below:
Notices
Special features
Getting started
Connecting to the printer
Printing photos from a digital camera
Printing photos from a computer
Printing other documents
Printing tips
Printer software
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Optional accessories
Specifications
Supplies
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    1 HP Deskjet 6600 series printer To find an answer to a question, click the appropriate topic below: • Notices • Special features • Getting started • Connecting to the printer • Printing photos from a digital camera • Printing photos from a computer •...

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    2 Special features Congratulations! You have purchased an HP Deskjet printer that is equipped with several exciting features: • Built-in networking capabilities: Connect to a external print server. • Ink-backup mode: Ink-backup mode cartridge when the other print cartridge has run out of ink.

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    Ink-backup mode • Automatic Paper Type Sensor • PictBridge port For a description of the optional accessories, see the 3.1 Printer features The HP printer has several features to make printing easier and more efficient. printer features page. optional accessories page.

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    Buttons and lights Paper trays Photo/envelope feeder PictBridge port Print cartridges Automatic Paper-Type Sensor Ink-backup mode (not illustrated) (not illustrated)

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    (optional) 3.2 Buttons and lights Use the printer buttons to turn the printer on and off, cancel a print job, and restart a job. The printer lights give you visual cues about the status of the printer. 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray...

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    Print Cartridge Status lights Power button and light The Power button turns the printer on and off. It might take a few seconds for the printer to turn on after you press the Power button. The Power light flashes when the printer is processing.

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    Resume button and light The Resume light flashes when an action is required, such as loading paper or clearing a paper jam. When the problem is solved, press the Resume button to continue printing. 3.3 Print Cartridge Status lights The Print Cartridge Status lights indicate the status of the print cartridges. Status of the Print Cartridge Status lights Status of the print cartridges On and solid Flashing...

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    That print cartridge can be the black print cartridge, the photo print cartridge, or the gray photo print cartridge. 3.4 Paper trays The printer has two paper trays: • In tray •...

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    HP Deskjet 6600 series printer Slide the paper guides firmly against the edges of the media on which you are printing. 1. Paper-width guide 2. Paper-length guide Out tray Printed pages are deposited in the Out tray. 1. Out tray 2.

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    To prevent paper from falling out of the Out tray, pull out the Out-tray extension, and then unfold the Out-tray extension stop. 1. Out-tray extension 2. Out-tray extension stop Do not unfold the Out-tray extension stop when printing on legal paper. After the print job is complete, fold the Out-tray extension stop, and then push the Out-tray extension into the Out tray.

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    Follow these steps to use the photo/envelope feeder for single envelopes: 1. Insert the envelope with the side to be printed on facing down and the flap to the left. 2. Push the envelope into the printer as far as it will go without bending. 3. Print the envelope. Photos Follow these steps to use the photo/envelope feeder to print a single photo: 1.

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    3. Slide the photo/envelope feeder forward as far as it will comfortably go. Note: If the photo paper touches the back of the paper tray, you have pushed the feeder in as far as it needs to go. 4. Print the photo. Postcards Follow these steps to use the photo/envelope feeder to print a single postcard: 1.

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    3. Slide the photo/envelope feeder forward as far as it will go. 4. Print the postcard. 3.6 Print cartridges Four print cartridges are available for use with the printer. 1. Black 2. Tri-color 3. Photo 4. Gray photo Note: The availability of print cartridges varies by country/region.

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    Toolbox, click the Estimated Ink Level tab, and then click the Print Cartridge Ordering Information button. If a print cartridge runs out of ink, the printer can operate in the For information about installing a print cartridge, see the page.

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    3.8 Automatic Paper-Type Sensor The Automatic Paper-Type Sensor automatically selects the appropriate print settings for the media that is being printed on, particularly HP media. When the Automatic Paper-Type Sensor is engaged, the printer scans the first page of a document with a red optical sensor light to determine the best paper-type setting.

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    HP Deskjet 6600 series printer Note: The Automatic Paper-Type Sensor is not available for documents that are printed from the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory or the Auto Two- Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray.

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    Networking glossary 4.1 USB The printer connects to the computer with a universal serial bus (USB) cable. The computer must be running Windows 98 or later to use a USB cable. For instructions about connecting the printer with a USB cable, see the setup poster that came with the printer.

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    • Ethernet basics • Installing the printer on an Ethernet network For a description of the printer's Ethernet feature, click one of the following options: • Ethernet lights • Report Page button • Network light • HP Report page •...

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    The printer can accept print jobs sent simultaneously from four users. For example, if five users each send a print job to the printer at the same time, the printer accepts four of the print jobs and rejects the fifth. The user who sent the fifth...

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    HP Deskjet 6600 series printer 4.2.2 Ethernet network examples These are some common Ethernet network configurations: Shared Internet connection with a router acting as a gateway In this example, a router manages the network connections and acts as a gateway between the network and the Internet.

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    Caution: HP does not recommend this configuration. If possible, use a gateway to manage your network's Internet access in order to limit exposure to viruses and guard against unwanted entry. Ethernet network without an Internet connection In this example, the network devices are connected to a hub. Devices use to obtain IP addresses.

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    Note: Do not plug the Ethernet cable into a port labeled WAN or Uplink. 4. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the printer. 5. Do one of the following: State of the Link light Task Print an HP Report page.

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    The printer's Ethernet lights indicate the status of the printer's Ethernet connection. Link light The Link light is solid when the printer is connected to an Ethernet network and powered on. State of the Link light State of the printer...

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    State of the Link light State of the printer Not connected to an Ethernet network or powered off. Activity light The Activity light flashes when the printer is receiving or transmitting data over the Ethernet connection. State of the Activity light State of the printer...

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    1. Report Page button 4.2.8 Network light The Network light illuminates when the printer is connected to an Status of the light Ethernet network. Status of the printer network connection Connected to an Ethernet network. Not connected to an Ethernet network.

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    Printing an HP Report page To print an HP Report page, verify that the printer is powered on and idle, and then press the Report Page button once. If the printer has just been connected to a network, wait a few minutes before printing the HP Report page to allow the printer to obtain valid settings.

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    The address to use in order to open the printer's embedded Web server. Media Access Control (MAC) Revision number of the printer's internal software. This item may be requested by HP Service and Support. The printer's host name on the network.

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    Item Link Config 802.11 wireless The 802.11 wireless information does not apply to the HP Deskjet 6600 series printer. The Miscellaneous section contains information that applies to Ethernet networks and PictBridge connections: Item Total Packets Transmitted Total Packets Received PictBridge Status PictBridge Last Error 4.2.10 Embedded Web server (EWS)

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    Printer installation across subnets can be problematic depending on the type of router used. Before using the EWS, verify that the printer and the computer are powered on and connected to the network. Follow these steps to open the EWS: 1.

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    Resetting the printer to its factory default settings will clear all the settings from the printer's memory for your network. This should only be done as a last resort when troubleshooting the printer. Also, resetting the printer to its factory default settings erases the server (EWS) administrator password.

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    Internet. Host name: The name by which the printer identifies itself on the network. The printer's host name appears on the HP Report page. Use the host name to open the printer's embedded Web server (EWS).

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    Subnet: A small network that acts as part of a large network. It is recommended that the printer and the computers that use the printer all be on the same subnet. Subnet mask: A number that identifies the IP addresses that belong to a subnet.

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    TIFFs over a PictBridge connection, only JPEGS can be printed. When a camera is connected to the PictBridge port, the default printer settings will print a 4 x 6 inch borderless photo with portrait orientation. For detailed information on printing from the camera, consult the documentation that came with your camera.

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    Small photos from the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray 2. Connect your camera to the PictBridge port on the front of the printer using the USB cable supplied with your camera. 3. Turn on your camera, and then set it to PictBridge mode.

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    After you successfully connect the camera to the printer, you can print your photos. Be sure the size of the paper loaded in the printer matches the setting on your camera. Refer to the documentation that came with your camera for detailed information on printing from the camera.

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    Small Paper Tray when printing from a digital camera In order to use the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray when printing directly from a digital camera, you might need to configure the printer to feed paper from the accessory rather than the In tray.

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    In tray for PictBridge photos. Re-configuring the printer to feed paper from the In tray Follow these steps to re-configure the printer to feed paper from the In tray for PictBridge photos: 1. Press and hold down the Report Page button.

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    Use the printer PictBridge port 6.1 Enhancing your photos The printer software offers several features to make printing digital photos easier and improve photo quality: • Get the best combination of speed and quality by using PhotoREt. • Use the HP digital photography options •...

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    Follow these steps to open the HP digital photography options dialog box: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab or the Paper/Quality tab, and then click the HP digital photography button. Using the HP digital photography options dialog box...

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    The 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi print mode is the highest quality resolution for this printer. When 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi is selected in the printer driver, the tri-color print cartridge prints in the 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi mode (up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color and 1200-input dpi).

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    When a photograph is taken with an Exif Print-enabled digital camera, Exif Print captures information such as exposure time, type of flash, and color saturation, and stores it in the image file. The HP Deskjet printer software then uses this information to automatically perform image-specific enhancements, to create outstanding photographs.

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    4. Select the appropriate print setting for the photo that you want to print. 5. If you want to use them, set the 6. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. ink-backup mode. Always have two print dialog box. HP digital photography options.

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    The photo print cartridge can be purchased separately if it is not included with your product. Installing the photo print cartridge To install the photo print cartridge, remove the black print cartridge from the printer, and then install the photo print cartridge in the compartment on the right of the print cartridge cradle.

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    Adjusting these settings causes the printed colors to differ from the colors that appear on your computer monitor. Follow these steps to specify advanced color settings: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Color tab. 3. Click the Advanced color settings button. The Advanced color settings dialog box appears.

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    What's This? help Properties dialog box. 6.9 Color management Color management defines the range of colors that can be printed. The printer software translates the colors of your document from their current color settings to the color-management option that is selected.

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    • AdobeRGB: When printing from a professional application with AdobeRGB, turn off the color management in the application and allow the printer software to manage the color space. Use the AdobeRGB setting for documents or photos that were originally created in the AdobeRGB color space.

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    Installing the gray photo print cartridge To install the gray photo print cartridge, remove the black print cartridge from the printer, and then install the gray photo print cartridge in the compartment on the right of the print cartridge cradle.

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    5. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. 6.12 Storing and handling photo paper Follow these instructions to maintain the quality of your HP brand photo paper. Storage • Keep unused photo paper in a resealable plastic bag, in the box in which it was originally packaged.

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    6.13 Saving money when printing photos HP Everyday Photo Paper To save money and ink when printing photos, use HP Everyday Photo Paper, Semi- gloss and set the Print quality to Normal. HP Everyday Photo Paper, Semi-gloss is designed to create quality photos with less ink.

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    • Paper size: The appropriate borderless photo paper size • Paper type: The appropriate photo paper type • Orientation: Portrait or Landscape 3. Set the following options as appropriate: • HP digital photography options • Advanced color settings • Color management •...

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    • For high-quality results, use a color print cartridge. • For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge in the printer. • To learn how to use the photo printing features, see the •...

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    • For high-quality results, use a color print cartridge. • For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge in the printer. • To learn how to use the photo printing features, see the •...

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    • Paper size: The appropriate the panoramic borderless photo paper size • Paper type: The appropriate photo paper type • Orientation: Portrait or Landscape 3. Set the following options as appropriate: • HP digital photography options photo paper storage dialog box. instructions.

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    • For high-quality results, use a color print cartridge. • For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge in the printer. • To learn how to use the photo printing features, see the •...

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    • Color management • Grayscale quality 4. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. Use the What's This? help Properties dialog box. dialog box. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer...

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    • For high-quality results, use a color print cartridge. • For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge in the printer. • To learn how to use the photo printing features, see the •...

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    • For high-quality results, use a color print cartridge. • For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge in the printer. • To learn how to use the photo printing features, see the •...

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    Grayscale quality 4. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. Use the What's This? help Properties dialog box. photo paper storage dialog box. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer instructions.

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    HP Deskjet 6600 series printer 7 Printing other documents E-mail Letters Documents Envelopes Postcards Brochures Greeting cards Transparencies Labels Index cards Booklets Posters Banners Iron-on transfers Printing tips Minimize your cost and effort while maximizing the quality of your printouts by using...

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    3. Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left, and then pull out the paper- length guide. 4. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the paper.

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    3. Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left, then pull out the paper-length guide. 4. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the paper.

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    3. Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left, then pull out the paper-length guide. 4. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the paper.

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    4. Place the envelopes, with the sides to be printed on facing down and the flaps to the left, into the In tray and to the right. Push the envelopes into the printer until they stop. dialog box.

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    Paper Tray. Guidelines • Use only cards and small media that meet the printer paper-size specifications. For specifications, see the reference guide that came with the printer. • Do not exceed the In-tray capacity: up to 60 cards. Preparing to print...

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    4. Place the cards, with the sides to be printed on facing down and one of the short sides pointing towards the printer, into In tray and to the right. Push the cards into the printer until they stop.

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    3. Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left, then pull out the paper-length guide. 4. Place brochure paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the paper.

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    • For great results, use HP Greeting Card Paper. • Do not exceed the In-tray capacity: up to 30 cards. Preparing to print 1. Verify that the printer is turned on. 2. Raise the Out tray, then remove all paper from the In tray.

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    7.8 Transparencies Guidelines • For great results, use HP Premium Inkjet Transparency Film. • Do not exceed the In-tray capacity: up to 30 transparencies. Preparing to print 1. Verify that the printer is turned on. 2. Raise the Out tray, and then remove all paper from the In tray.

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    If your software program includes a label printing feature, follow the instructions that are provided with the software program. Otherwise, follow the instructions below. 1. Open the Printer Properties to learn about the features that you see in the Printer dialog box.

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    4. Place the cards, with the sides to be printed on facing down and one of the short sides pointing towards the printer, into In tray and to the right. Push the cards into the printer until they stop.

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    Printer If an optional two-sided printing accessory is attached to the printer, then follow the a booklet automatically.

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    3. Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left, and then pull out the paper- length guide. 4. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the paper.

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    • After the sections of a poster have been printed, trim the edges of the sheets, and then tape the sheets together. • Do not exceed the In-tray capacity: up to 150 sheets. Preparing to print 1. Verify that the printer is turned on. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer...

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    3. Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left, and then pull out the paper- length guide. 4. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the paper.

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    1. Unattached edge 5. Slide the paper-width guide firmly against the paper. Note: Leave the Out tray off of the printer when printing a banner. Printing 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Paper/Quality tab, and then specify the following print settings: •...

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    7.14 Iron-on transfers Guidelines • Use HP Iron-on Transfers for great results. • When printing a mirror image, the text and the pictures are horizontally reversed from what appears on the computer screen. • Do not exceed the In tray capacity: Up to 20 sheets.

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    2. Click the Paper/Quality tab, and then specify the following print settings: • Size is: The appropriate paper size • Source is: Upper Tray • Type is: HP Iron-on Transfer • Print Quality: Normal or Best 3. Click the Basics tab, and then specify the following print settings: •...

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    The Printing Shortcuts tab makes it easy to set the printing options for the documents that you want to print. tab. for documents you print often. to reload the printer less often. for options that you use often. automatically or manually.

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    Use the Printing Shortcuts tab for the following print tasks: • General everyday printing • Photo printing-borderless • Photo printing-with white borders • Two-sided, duplex, printing • Presentation printing • Fast/economical printing • Postcard printing 8.2 General everyday printing Use General everyday printing to print quickly. •...

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    3. Specify the printing settings that you want to use. 4. After specifying the print settings, click OK. Use the What's This? help Properties dialog box. dialog box. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer...

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    8.8 Postcard printing Is the Auto Two-sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray attached to the printer? • • 8.9 Print task quick sets Use print task quick sets to print with or save print settings that you use often.

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    Note: Some print task quick sets cannot be deleted. 8.10 Using the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory If the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory is not installed on the printer, follow installation steps. Note: The 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory is not available in all countries/ regions.

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    • Upper tray: prints from the In tray. • Lower tray: prints from the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory. • Upper, then lower: prints from the In tray. If the In tray is empty, the printer prints from the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory.

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    1. Printer task tray icon The Printer Properties dialog box appears. 2. Select the options that you want to use as the default settings. 3. Click OK. A dialog box appears stating that the new settings will be used every time you print.

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    Note: Some software programs do not allow you use the printer software to specify the number of copies to print. If the program that you are using allows you to specify the number of copies to print, then specify the number of copies to print in the application.

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    5. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. 8.15 Automatic two-sided printing To print a two-sided document automatically, one of the following accessories must be attached to the printer: Automatic Two-Sided Printing Accessory dialog box.

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    The two-sided printing accessories only support certain paper types. For a list of supported paper types, see the documentation that came with the accessory. If a two-sided printing accessory is not attached to the printer or you are printing on an unsupported paper type, use...

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    4. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. After the first side of the page is printed, the printer pauses while the ink dries. When the ink is dry, the paper is pulled back into the duplexer and the reverse side of the page is printed.

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    7. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. After the first side of the page is printed, the printer pauses while the ink dries. When the ink is dry, the paper is pulled back into the duplexer and the reverse side of the page is printed.

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    2. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab, and then click Two-sided, duplex, printing. 3. In the Print on both sides drop-down list, click Manually. 4. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. The printer prints the odd-numbered pages first. dialog box.

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    6. Click Continue to print the even-numbered pages. Tablet binding Follow these steps to print a two-sided document with a tablet binding: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Finishing tab. dialog box.

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    5. Select the Flip pages up check box. 6. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. The printer prints the odd-numbered pages first. 7. After the odd-numbered pages have been printed, reload the printed pages, with the printed side facing up according to the document's orientation: •...

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    8.17 Printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper Use printer software to print multiple pages of a document on a single sheet of paper. The printer software automatically resizes the document text and images to fit on the printed page.

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    Before the document prints, a preview appears. 5. Do one of the following: • Click File, and then click Print to HP Deskjet to print the document. • Click File, and then click Cancel Printing to cancel the print job. Adjust the print settings as needed before trying to print the document.

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    8.19 Selecting a paper type Using the Automatic Paper-Type Sensor Automatic Paper-Type Sensor appropriate for the media that you are printing on, particularly when used with HP paper and media. Note: The Automatic Paper-Type Sensor cannot be used for documents that are...

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    The print quality options that are available on the Printing Shortcuts tab vary depending on the type of document you are printing. • Use printer default: prints in the Normal mode. • FastDraft: prints at the fastest printing speed. • Fast normal: prints more quickly than the Normal mode and at a higher print quality than FastDraft.

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    Use this feature to shrink or enlarge printed text and graphics without changing the paper size. Follow these steps to shrink or enlarge text and graphics: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Effects tab. Action Click Scale to fit.

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    Applying an existing watermark to a document Follow these steps to apply an existing watermark to a document: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Effects tab. 3. Select a watermark from the Watermarks drop-down list. If you do not want to use one of the listed watermarks, 4.

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    5. Print the document according to the instructions for the paper type. Creating or changing a watermark Follow these steps to create or change a watermark: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Effects tab. 3. Click the Edit button. The Watermark Details dialog box appears.

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    1. Open the file that you want to print. 2. Open the Printer Properties 3. Click the Paper/Quality tab. steps for applying an existing to learn about the features that you see in the Printer ink-backup mode. Always have two print dialog box. borderless photo...

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    7. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. 8.24 Printing a different first page If the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory is attached to the printer, follow the steps to Sheet Plain Paper Tray Load paper 1.

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    Printing Follow these steps to print a document with a different first page: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Paper/Quality tab. 3. Select the Use different paper for check box. 4. Click First page. 5. Select the paper type and paper size for the first page.

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    Note: Use the Custom paper size dialog box to create borderless panoramic paper sizes. The printer can print borderless documents on paper sizes from 101 x 152 mm (4x6 in) to 210 x 594 mm (8.5 x 23.4 in). Defining a custom paper size Follow these steps to define a custom paper size: 1.

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    6. Click the unit of measurement: Inches or Millimeters. 7. Click Save to save the custom paper size. 8. Click OK to exit the Custom paper size dialog box. 8.26 Selecting a paper source The printer offers three sources for paper: In tray 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory Follow these steps to select a paper source: 1.

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    250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory. • Lower, then upper: prints from the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory. If the accessory is empty, then the printer prints from the In tray. • Rear tray: prints from the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray.

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    9.1 Printer Properties dialog box The printer is controlled by software that is installed on your computer. Use the printer software, also known as the printer driver , to change the print settings for a document. To change the print settings, open the Printer Properties dialog box.

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    The following items appear in the Device Status window: 1. Ink levels: Approximate ink level of each print cartridge. 2. Device status: The status of the printer. For example, Spooling or Printing. 3. Document properties: Information about the current print job: •...

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    • Paper type: Type of paper in use • Paper size: Size of paper in use 4. Ordering information: Link to the HP Web site for ordering printer supplies and accessories. If you do not want to see the Device Status window every time you print, select the Don't show this again check box.

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    Install the black, photo, or gray photo print cartridge in the right print cartridge cradle compartment. Before buying replacement print cartridges, verify the correct selection numbers in the reference guide that came with the printer. You can also find the selection number on the print cartridge that you are replacing. photo print cartridge...

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    1. Selection number label The printer can operate with only one print cartridge installed. For more information, see the ink back-up mode page. Installation instructions Follow these steps so install a print cartridge: 1. Verify that the printer is turned on.

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    Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts. 1. Do not touch the copper strips 7. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the cradle as shown.

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    8. Push down on the print cartridge latch until it snaps closed. 9. Close the printer cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page. For information about storing print cartridges, see the For information about recycling empty print cartridges, see the recovery page.

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    10.2 Aligning print cartridges The printer automatically aligns the print cartridges after a new print cartridge is installed. You can also align the print cartridges at other times to ensure optimal print quality. To align the print cartridges: 1. Load letter-size or A4-size plain white paper in the In tray.

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    Preparing to clean 1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, and then raise the printer cover. 2. Remove the print cartridges and place them on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.

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    Repeat this process until no ink residue or dust appears on the swab that you use to clean the contacts. 3. Insert the print cartridges in the printer, and then close the printer cover. 10.6 Printing a test page Follow these steps to print a test page: 1.

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    Caution: Always use cold water to remove ink from fabric. Warm or hot water can set the ink into the fabric. 10.9 Maintaining print cartridges The following tips will help maintain HP print cartridges and ensure consistent print quality: • Keep all print cartridges in their sealed packages until they are needed. Print cartridges should be stored at room temperature (15 to 35 degrees C or 59 to 95 degrees F).

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    Because the printer ejects ink onto the paper in a fine mist, ink smudges will eventually appear on the printer case and adjacent surfaces. To remove smudges, stains, or dried ink from the exterior of the printer, use a soft cloth moistened with water.

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    HP Deskjet 6600 series printer • View estimated ink levels To use the tools, open the Printer Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and then click the Service this device button.

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    If any of these items are problems, then see the If the HP Report page does print, try the following steps: Link light If the printer still does not print, then look at the Link light on the back of the printer: correctly. printer is not printing...

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    • The network hub, switch, or • The printer is connected to the network. Activity light Follow these steps if the Link light is on, but the printer does not print: 1. Wait until the printer is idle. 2. Try to reprint the document.

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    Cannot open the printer's embedded Web server (EWS) Verify the following: • You are not using a phone cord to connect the printer to the network • The Ethernet cable is securely connected to the printer. • The network hub, switch, or •...

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    Check the printer cable connection If the printer cable is attached to a USB hub, a printing conflict might exist. Use one of these methods for solving the conflict: • Attach the printer USB cable directly to your computer.

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    3. Remove any paper that is inside the printer by pulling it out from the back of the printer. If you are printing labels, verify that a label did not become detached from the label sheet while passing through the printer.

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    The printer also might print on multiple sheets if different paper types are loaded in the printer. For example, photo paper might be mixed with plain paper. Empty the paper tray and load only the paper type that is appropriate for the document that you are printing.

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    • The print cartridges might be out of ink. Replace one or both empty print cartridges. • The printer might be in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can adversely affect the Automatic Paper-Type Sensor. Move the printer out of direct sunlight.

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    Poster printing: Verify that Off is selected. Envelope is printed at an angle 1. Slide the flap inside the envelope before loading it in the printer. 2. Confirm that the paper guides fit firmly against the edge of the envelope.

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    1. Place the photo paper in the In tray with the side to be printed on facing down. 2. Slide the paper forward until it stops. 3. Slide the paper guide firmly against the edge of the paper. Check the printer properties Open the Printer Properties...

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    Print quality to Maximum dpi. Use the What's This? help Properties dialog box. and a tri-color print cartridge in the printer. dialog box, click the Paper/Quality tab, and then to learn about the features that you see in the Printer photo paper...

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    • Verify that the software program that you are using prints banners. Not all software programs print banners. • If gaps appear at the ends of the sheets, verify that the printer software is operating correctly. 11.9 Borderless printing problems When printing borderless photos or documents, follow these guidelines: •...

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    Print quality to Maximum dpi. Use the What's This? help Properties dialog box. and a tri-color print cartridge in the printer. dialog box, click the Paper/Quality tab, and then to learn about the features that you see in the Printer photo paper...

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    1. Remove all paper from the In tray. 2. Load the photo paper correctly in the In tray. 3. Verify that the paper guides fit firmly against the media. in the printer. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer...

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    • Open the Printer Properties that the selected paper size matches both the paper size that the photo is formatted for and the size of the paper that loaded in the printer. • Open the Printer Properties select the Borderless auto fit check box.

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    Ink smears Use HP Photo Paper. Verify that the photo paper is not curled. If the photo paper is curled, place the paper in a plastic bag and gently bend it the opposite direction of the curl until the paper lies flat.

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    The error message 'there was an error writing to USB port' appears If you are using a USB printer cable, the printer might not be receiving correct data from another USB device or USB hub. Connect the printer directly to the USB port on the computer.

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    If the print cartridge status light continues to flash, All lights are flashing Restart the printer. 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer, then press the Power button to restart the printer. Proceed to step 2 if the lights continue to flash.

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    The printer prints more slowly when Best or Maximum dpi is selected as the print quality. To increase the printer speed, select a different print-quality mode. Printer driver is outdated An outdated printer driver might be installed. For information about updating the printer driver, visit the HP Web site support. dialog box. www.hp.com/...

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    11.13 If you continue to have problems If you continue to have problems after investigating the troubleshooting topics, turn off your computer and then restart it. If you still have problems after restarting your computer, go to HP customer support at www.hp.com/support. ink-backup...

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    HP Deskjet 6600 series printer 12 Optional accessories The following optional accessories are available to be used with your HP printer. Automatic Two-Sided Printing Accessory If an accessory is not included with your printer, it can be purchased separately from an authorized HP dealer.

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    Do not discard the rear access door. In order to print, either the duplexer or the rear access door must be attached to the printer. 2. Insert the duplexer in the back of the printer until both sides snap into place.

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    Printing Accessory or the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper If a two-sided printing accessory is not attached to the printer or you are printing on an unsupported paper type, use Guidelines Do not exceed the In-tray capacity: up to 150 sheets.

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    Printing Load paper in the printer paper tray, and then follow these steps to print a booklet automatically: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab, and then select Two-sided, duplex, printing from the drop-down list. 3. From the Print on both sides drop-down list, select one of the following binding options: •...

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    2. Press the buttons on the left and right sides of the duplexer, and then remove it from the printer. Warning: Remove the duplexer before opening it when clearing a paper jam. 3. Remove any paper inside the printer. 4. Open the duplexer. 5. Remove any paper from inside the duplexer.

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    6. Close the duplexer, and then re-attach the duplexer to the printer. Option for two-sided printing cannot be selected The printer driver cannot sense the duplexer until a print job is sent to the printer. Print a single sided document, and then print the two-sided document. The option for using the duplexer will appear in the printer software.

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    12.1.5 Automatic Two-Sided Printing Accessory specifications Dimensions when attached to printer 124.6 mm (4.9 in) tall x 320.5 mm (12.62 in) wide x 77.7 mm (3.06 in) deep Skew (second side of printed page) Plain paper: +/- .009 mm/mm (.009 in/in) Cards: +/- .006 mm/mm (.006 in/in)

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    The 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory only supports certain paper size. For a list of supported paper sizes, see the specifications. If the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory is not included with your printer, it can be purchased separately from an authorized HP dealer. Note: The 250-sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory is not available in all countries/ regions.

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    4. Gently place the printer on top of the paper tray. 12.2.2 Loading the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory Two parts The 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory has two parts. 1. Base 2. Lower tray The lower tray has three size adjusters.

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    1. Paper-width guide 2. Paper-width fence 3. Paper-length guide Note: When changing the paper size in the paper tray, you must set all three paper guides. Setting the paper size When changing the paper size in the paper tray, all three paper guides must be set to the correct setting.

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    1. Align the arrows Note: To print on legal-sized paper, set the paper-width guide to LTR. 3. Set the paper-width fence by carefully inserting it into the appropriate slots. 1. Tilt the fence forward. 2. Insert the fence into the appropriate slots 3.

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    1. Align the arrows Note: To print on legal-sized paper, pull the paper-length guide all the way out. Loading paper Follow these steps to load paper: 1. Remove the lower tray from the base. 2. Verify that all three paper guides are set 3.

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    Accessory Guidelines 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory be purchased separately from an authorized HP dealer. The accessory is not available in all countries/regions. Load paper 1. Load the paper for the body of the document in the 250-Sheet Plain Paper Tray Accessory.

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    5. Select the paper type and paper size for the first page. 6. Click Upper tray in the Source is box. 7. Click Other pages. 8. Click Lower tray in the Source is box. 9. Click the paper type for the other pages in the Type is drop-down list. Do not select Automatic.

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    If the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray is not included with your printer, it can be purchased separately from an authorized HP dealer. The accessory only supports certain paper types. For a list of supported paper types,...

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    Do not discard the rear access door. In order to print, the accessory or the rear access door must be attached to the printer. 2. Insert the accessory into the back of the printer until both sides snap into place. Note: Do not press the buttons on either side of the accessory when installing it into the printer.

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    Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray • When printing a large number of cards, remove the printed material from the printer's Out tray about halfway through the print job. • Do not exceed the maximum capacity for the rear tray: 100 cards.

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    Guidelines • For high-quality results, color print cartridge. • For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge in the printer. • To learn how to use the photo printing features, see the •...

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    The side of the photo paper to be printed on should face outward. Note: If the photo paper has a tear-off tab, the tab must point up rather than leading into the printer. 3. Release the paper lever. 4. Slide the paper-width guide against the edge of the photo paper.

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    1. Slide the paper-width guide to the left. 2. Pull the paper lever forward and insert the envelopes. Insert the envelopes with the address side facing outward and the flap to the left. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer...

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    • Type is: The appropriate paper type • Source is: Rear tray 3. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. Use the What's This? help Properties dialog box. dialog box. to learn about the features that you see in the Printer...

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    12.3.5 Problems with the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray Paper jam Do not clear a paper jam from the front of the printer. Follow these steps to remove a paper jam from the Auto Two-Sided Print Accessory with Small Paper Tray.

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    8. Re-attach the accessory to the printer. Option for two-sided printing cannot be selected The printer driver cannot sense the duplexer until a print job is sent to the printer. Print a single sided document, and then print the two-sided document. The option for using the duplexer will appear in the printer software.

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    Colors look faded If the colors look faded, try printing the two-sided document by using the two-sided printing instructions. dialog box. printing. are set in both the printer software and the software storing and handling photo manual two-sided printing instructions. manual...

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    219.3 mm (8.63 in) tall x 320.5 mm (12.62 in) wide x 142.1 mm (5.6 in) deep Duplexing specifications For duplexing specifications, including skew, media weight, and media sizes for paper fed into the printer through the printer In tray, see the Printing Accessory specifications.

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    • Photo paper: • 4x6, L size: Up to 80 sheets • Panoramic: Up to 5 sheets • Hagaki: • Photo: Up to 80 cards • Cards: • 4x6: Up to 100 • A6: Up to 100 • Envelopes: • No. 10: Up to 10 •...

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    The availability of supplies and accessories varies by country/region. 13.1 Paper To order media such as HP Premium Paper, HP Premium Inkjet Transparency Film, HP Iron-On Paper, or HP Greeting Cards, go to www.hp.com. Choose your country/region, and then select Buy or Shopping.

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    Hewlett-Packard's manufacturing processes. Recycling Design for recycling has been incorporated into this printer. The number of materials has been kept to a minimum while ensuring proper functionality and reliability. Dissimilar materials have been designed to separate easily. Fasteners and other connections are easy to locate, access, and remove using common tools.

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    • Extended warranty: Details can be found in the reference guide that came with your printer. • Product take-back: To return this product to HP at the end of its useful life, go to www.hp.com/recycle. To return empty print cartridges to HP, see cartridge recovery.

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    Depending on the model, HP is able to recycle up to 65% of the print cartridge by weight. The remaining parts that cannot be recycled (ink, foam, and...

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

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    A Warning indicates possible harm to you or to others. For example: Warning: Keep both new and used print cartridges out of the reach of children. A Note indicates that additional information is provided. For example: Note: For great results use HP products.

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