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    To find an answer to a question, select a topic beneath the picture of your printer model: notices special features getting started connectivity printing maintenance troubleshooting specifications notices special features getting started connectivity printing maintenance troubleshooting specifications...

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    notices notices and acknowledgements terms and conventions accessibility...

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    The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard (HP) makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 4: Terms And Conventions

    The following terms and conventions are used in the user's guide. terms The HP Deskjet printer may be referred to as the HP printer or printer. symbols The > symbol guides you through a series of software steps. For example:...

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    Do not clean the interior of the printer.

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    Your HP printer provides a number of features that make it accessible for people with disabilities. visual The printer software is accessible for users with visual impairments or low vision through the use of Windows accessibility options and features. It also supports most assistive technology such as screen readers, Braille readers, and voice-to-text applications.

  • Page 7: Special Features

    Congratulations! You have purchased an HP Deskjet printer that is equipped with several exciting features: Borderless printing: Use the entire page surface when printing photos and cards using the borderless printing Print screen: Prints the image touch of a button.

  • Page 8: Borderless Printing

    Borderless printing lets you print to edges of certain paper types and a range of standard paper sizes from L size (89 x 127 mm) to Letter (8.5 x 11 in) and A4 (210 x 297 mm). The printer can also print on 4 x 6 inch photo paper with a tear-off tab. guidelines Do not print borderless documents in cartridges installed in the printer.

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    4. Select the appropriate paper type in the 5. Click the Borderless Auto Fit print without a border. Borderless Auto Fit paper types. Type is drop-down list. checkbox to automatically resize the image to option is only available for photo...

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    6. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK. If you printed on photo paper with a tear-off tab, remove the tab to make the document completely borderless.

  • Page 11: Ink-backup Mode

    Ink-backup mode allows the printer to operate using only one print cartridge. It is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the cradle. For instructions on removing a print cartridge, click here. ink-backup mode output Printing in ink-backup mode slows the printer and affects the quality of printouts.

  • Page 12: Replacing Print Cartridges

    Before buying replacement print cartridges, verify the correct The printer can operate with only one print cartridge installed. For more information click here. To replace a print cartridge: 1. Load a stack of plain white paper in the In tray.

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    7. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strip is on the bottom and facing toward the printer, then slide the print cartridge into the cradle as shown. 8. Push down on the print cartridge latch until it snaps closed.

  • Page 14: Print Cartridges

    1. black print cartridge 2. tri-color print cartridge 3. photo print cartridge Not all print cartridges may be packaged with your printer. All print cartridges are not available in all countries/ regions. print cartridge selection...

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    For print cartridge ink capacity, see the information included in the print cartridge packaging. For great performance from your HP printer, use only genuine, factory-filled HP print cartridges. Caution! Damage that is directly attributable to modified or refilled HP print cartridges is specifically excluded from the HP printer's...

  • Page 16: 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 temperatures (15-35 degrees C or 59-95 degrees F).

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    Caution! Do not drop the print cartridge. Dropping the print cartridge may damage it.

  • Page 18: Print Cartridge Recovery

    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...

  • Page 19: Print Settings

    The printer is controlled by software installed on your computer. Use the printer software, known as the printer driver, to change the print settings for a document. To change the print settings, open the displaying the printer properties dialog box Follow these steps to display the 1.

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    1. Tabs: Click a tab to see its contents. 2. Print Task Quick Sets: See 3. Preview: Shows how changes to the print settings affect the printout. 4. Buttons: OK: Saves and applies changes. Cancel: Closes the dialog box without saving the new settings. Help: Offers instructions for using the Apply button may also appear.

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    Printer features, and instructions on how to use them, are subject to change. This document was released for publishing before all of the printer features were determined.

  • Page 22: Print Task Quick Sets

    Follow these steps to use a print task quick set: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Select the print task you want to use from the drop-down list. 3. Click OK. dialog box.

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    Follow these steps to create a print task quick set: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Select the options you want to include in the new print task. 3. Enter a name for the new print task in the list, then click Save.

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    1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. 2. Select the print task you want to delete from the drop-down list, then click Delete. Some print task quick sets cannot be deleted.

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    4. Source is: Select the tray from which you want to print. Select print from the printer's In tray. 5. Type is: Type of paper used. 6. Minimize Margins: Select to print closer to the bottom edge of the page. This feature may cause ink to smear on certain paper types.

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    9. hp Digital Photography: See printing digital photographs. 10. Printing Tips: Printing ideas.

  • Page 27: Setting A Custom Paper Size

    Use the Custom Paper Size defining a custom paper size Follow these steps to define a custom paper size: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Paper/Quality 3. Click the Custom Custom Paper Size dialog box to print on a special paper size.

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    4. Select a custom paper size name from the 5. Enter the paper dimensions in the The minimum and maximum paper dimensions appear beneath each of the boxes. 6. Select the unit of measurement: 7. Click Save to save the custom paper size. You can save up to five custom paper sizes.

  • Page 29: Printing Digital Photographs

    The printer has several features to enhance the quality of digital photographs. opening the hp digital photography options dialog box Follow these steps to open the 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Click the Paper/Quality using the hp digital photography options dialog box...

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    5. Sharpness: Adjust image sharpness to preference. Click the printer driver to automatically sharpen the image. 6. Smoothing: Adjust distortion to preference. Click printer driver to automatically smooth the image. Automatic to allow Automatic to allow the...

  • Page 31: Finishing Tab

    finishing tab Finishing tab allows you to set these options: 1. Print Task Quick Sets: See 2. Print on Both Sides: See 3. Booklet Layout is: See 4. Pages per Sheet: See 5. Poster Printing: Select the number of pages you want your poster printed across to determine the size of your poster.

  • Page 32: Two-sided Printing

    You want to print on a media type not supported by the Accessory. printing instructions Follow these steps to print a two-sided document manually: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Select the Finishing is not attached to the printer. dialog box. tab. Two-Sided Printing...

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    3. Select Print on Both 4. Deselect the Automatic For book binding: Verify that 1. landscape 2. portrait For tablet binding: Select Sides. checkbox, then do one of the following: Flip Pages Up Flip Pages is not selected.

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    1. landscape 2. portrait 5. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK. The printer prints the odd-numbered pages first. 6. Once the odd-numbered pages have printed, reload the paper, with the printed side facing up, according to the binding type and orientation selected:...

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    (requires accessory) To print a two-sided document automatically, the (duplexer) must be attached to the printer. The Two-Sided Printing Accessory (duplexer) only supports certain media types. For a list of supported media types, see the documentation that came with the accessory.

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    2. Select Print on Both 3. Verify that the Automatic 4. Do one of the following: To automatically resize each page to match the document's onscreen layout: Select Preserve Layout. Not selecting this option may result in unwanted page breaks. To not resize each page to fit two-sided margins: Verify that is not selected.

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    6. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK. After the first side of the page is printed, the printer pauses while the ink dries. Once 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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    Use less paper by printing on both sides of paper sheets. Create professional-looking brochures, reports, newsletters, and other special items. If the duplexer is not packaged with your printer, it can be purchased separately from an authorized HP dealer. The duplexer is not available in all countries/regions.

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    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. Do not press the buttons on either side of the duplexer when installing it in the printer.

  • Page 40: Changing Default Settings

    Use the taskbar icon to change the printer's default print settings. The default print settings apply to all documents printed by the printer. 1. taskbar icon using the taskbar icon shortcut menu Follow these steps to change the printer's default settings: 1.

  • Page 41: Printing A Booklet

    For the appropriate instructions, select one of the following topics: printing a booklet printing a booklet using the two-sided printing accessory printing a booklet Follow these steps to print a booklet: 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Select the Finishing dialog box. tab.

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    3. Select Print on Both 4. Verify that Automatic 5. Select a binding option in the Right Edge Binding: Places the binding on the right side of the booklet. Left Edge Binding: Places the binding on the left side of the booklet. 6.

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    Follow these steps to print a booklet using the Two-Sided Printing Accessory: The Two-Sided Printing Accessory is optional. For more information, click here. 1. Open the Printer Properties 2. Select the Finishing dialog box. tab.

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    3. Select Print on Both 4. Select Automatic. 5. Select Preserve Layout. 6. Select a binding option in the Right Edge Binding: Places the binding on the right side of the booklet. Left Edge Binding: Places the binding on the left side of the booklet. 7.

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    To leave every other page of the booklet blank, select Print On One Side. To print on all pages in the booklet, leave Print On One Side unchecked. 8. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 46: Printing Multiple Pages On A Single Sheet Of Paper

    The printer software allows you 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.

  • Page 47: Effects Tab

    effects tab Effects tab allows you to set the following options: 1. Print Task Quick Sets: See 2. Print Document On: Prints a document on a paper size different than the paper size for which it is formatted. Select the target paper size from the drop- down list.

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    Watermarks appear as background printing on documents. 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 3. Select a watermark from the If you do not want to use one of the listed watermarks, watermark.

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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 3. Click the Edit button.

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    To find more information about options on each tab screen, point to an option and click the right mouse button to display the What's This? dialog box. Click What's This? to view more information about the selected item.

  • Page 51: Basics Tab

    basics tab Basics tab allows you to set the following options: 1. Print Task Quick Sets: See 2. Orientation: Specify the page layout: Portrait: The printed page is longer than it is wide. Landscape: The printed page is wider than it is long. Mirror Image: Reverses the printed image from left to right.

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    Collate: Prints each copy of the document in its entirety when printing multiple copies. 5. Print Preview: Select to view the layout of a document before it prints. 6. Advanced Features: See advanced features.

  • Page 53: Advanced Features

    Using this option may reduce the quality of the printout. Maximum dpi dialog box. Advanced Features dialog box. Advanced Features dialog box to set these options: print quality mode is not available when the printer is in Low dialog box: button.

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    Memory Mode.

  • Page 55: Color Tab

    color tab Color tab allows you to set these options: 1. Print Task Quick Sets: See 2. Print in Grayscale: Prints in shades of gray. High Quality: Uses the tri-color print cartridge and/or photo print cartridge to print high-quality grayscale. Black Print Cartridge Only: Uses the black print cartridge to print grayscale.

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    4. Select any other desired 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi is the highest quality resolution for this printer. When 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi is selected in the printer driver, the tri-color printcartridge prints in the 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi mode. If a installed, the print quality is enhanced.

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    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's file. The HP Deskjet printer software then uses this information to automatically perform image specific enhancements, resulting in outstanding photographs.

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    Color space defines the range of colors that can be printed. The printer software translates the colors of your document from their current color space to the color space selected. The following color spaces are available: sRGB/sYCC Adobe RGB sRGB/sYCC sRGB/sYCC is an appropriate color space for most print jobs.

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    3. Click OK. printing instructions Follow these steps to print a screen image: 1. Verify that the HP printer is your computer's default printer. 2. Load either Letter or A4 paper in the In tray. 3. Do one of the following:...

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    Auto-on is a default feature of the printer. The printer automatically turns on when you print a file. auto-off Enable the auto-off feature to place the printer in a low-power, energy-efficient mode after it has been idle for 30 minutes.

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    (hp deskjet 5150) For an overview of the printer features and the optional Two-Sided Printing Accessory, click here. Click the appropriate topic below for a description of a printer feature: buttons and lights paper trays print cartridges ink-backup mode...

  • Page 62: Table Of Contents

    The HP printer has several features to make printing easier and more efficient. buttons and lights paper trays print cartridges ink-backup mode...

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    connectivity two-sided printing accessory (optional)

  • Page 64: 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. 1. print cancel button 2. print cartridge status light 3. resume button 4. power button print cancel button Pressing the Print Cancel button cancels the current print job.

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    failure.

  • Page 66: Printer Lights Are On Or Flashing

    1. power light 2. resume light 3. print cartridge status light power light is flashing the printer is preparing to print The light stops flashing when the printer has received all data. resume light is flashing the printer may be out of paper 1.

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    If you were printing a borderless document when the light started flashing, follow these guidelines. Otherwise, follow these steps: 1. Open the printer's top cover, remove the black or photo print cartridge, then close the cover. 2. Do one of the following: If the light is flashing: Open the top cover, replace the print cartridge you removed, then remove the tri-color print cartridge.

  • Page 68: Paper Jam

    1. Push the two latch handles on the printer's Rear Access Door toward each other, then remove the door. 2. Remove the paper jam from the back of the printer, then replace the Rear Access Door. 3. Press the Resume button.

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    1. Press the button on top of the Two-Sided Printing Accessory, then lower the access door. 2. Remove any paper from the Two-Sided Printing Accessory, then close the access door. 3. Reinsert the Two-Sided Printing Accessory into the printer until both sides snap into place.

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    Do not press the buttons on either side of the duplexer when installing it in the printer. Use the buttons only when removing the duplexer from the printer. 4. Press the Resume button.

  • Page 71: Borderless Printing Problems

    Color tab. Do not print borderless documents in cartridges installed in the printer. part of the photograph is faded fading occurs on the edges of a printout Verify that 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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    If streaks appear in a light portion approximately 2.5 inches from one of the long edges of a photograph, try the following: Install a photo print cartridge Rotate the image image is printed at an angle in the printer. dialog box, select the Maximum dpi. degrees. in the printer.

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    If the printout has an unwanted border, then If printing a two-sided document, print the document automatically. for photo paper with a tear-off tab If the border appears below the tear-off tab, then remove the tab. calibrate the printer. manually rather than...

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    The colors in the image may become lighter. 4. Click OK. If the problem persists: 1. Remove the borderless printing media, then load plain paper in the In tray. dialog box. slider toward More. slider toward Light. calibrate the printer.

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    2. Press and hold down the Resume button until the printer starts printing a self- test page, then release the button. 3. Repeat step 2 until the self-test has no ink smears on the back of the paper.

  • Page 76: 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. Store the packaged photo paper on a flat surface in a cool place.

  • Page 77: Calibrating Print Cartridges

    The printer automatically calibrates the print cartridges after a new print cartridge is installed. You can also calibrate the print cartridges at other times to ensure optimal print quality. To calibrate print cartridges: 1. Load a stack of plain white paper in the In tray.

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    If the printer is used in a dusty environment, a small amount of debris may accumulate on the print cartridge contacts. gathering cleaning supplies You will need the following items to clean the print cartridges.

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    1. clean only the copper contacts Repeat this process until no ink residue or dust appears on a clean swab. 3. Insert the print cartridges in the printer, then close the printer cover.

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    removing ink from skin and clothing Follow these instructions to remove ink from skin and clothing: to remove ink from... skin white fabric color fabric Caution! Always use cold water to remove ink from fabric. Warm or hot water may set the ink color into the fabric. do this...

  • Page 81: Paper Trays

    The printer has two paper trays: an In tray and an Out tray. 1. out tray 2. in tray in tray The In tray holds paper or other media to be printed. Slide the paper guides firmly against the edges of the media on which you are printing.

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    Replace the Out tray before printing. To prevent paper from falling out of the Out tray, pull out the Out tray extension. 1. out tray extension When printing in FastDraft mode, pull out the Out tray extension, then unfold the Out tray extension stop.

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    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 finishes, fold the Out tray extension stop, then push the Out tray extension into the Out tray.

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    server...

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    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 on connecting the printer with a USB cable, see the setup poster that came with the printer.

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    Select the appropriate networking option: connecting via a networked computer using an hp jetdirect print server...

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    The printer can be connected directly to a computer on a network and then shared with other computers on the network. For instructions on sharing the printer on a network, use the printer software CD and...

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    The printer can be connected to a network with an HP Jetdirect Print Server. For instructions on using an HP Jetdirect Print Server, use the printer software CD and the documentation that came with the print server.

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    (hp deskjet 5160) For an overview of the printer features and the optional Two-Sided Printing Accessory, click here. Click the appropriate topic below for a description of a printer feature: buttons and lights paper trays print cartridges ink-backup mode...

  • Page 90: Printer Features

    The HP printer has several features to make printing easier and more efficient. buttons and lights paper trays single envelope slot print cartridges ink-backup mode...

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    connectivity duplexer (optional)

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    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. 1. print cancel button 2. print cartridge status light 3. resume button 4. power button print cancel button Pressing the Print Cancel button cancels the current print job.

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    Folding the paper tray The HP deskjet 5160 series printer is not available in all countries/ regions. unfolding the paper tray Follow these steps to unfold the paper tray: 1. Lower the In tray.

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    in tray The In tray holds paper and other media to be printed. 1. in tray paper width guide Adjust the paper width guide to print on different sizes of paper. 1. paper width guide paper length guide Adjust the paper length guide to print on different sizes of paper.

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    1. paper length guide in tray extension To print on large paper, such as legal paper, pull out the paper length guide to the edge of the In tray, then pull out the In tray extension. 1. in tray extension out tray Printed pages are deposited in the Out tray.

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    1. out tray extension When printing in FastDraft mode, pull out the Out tray extension, expand the Out tray extension, 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.

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    2. Raise the Out tray. 3. If necessary, push in the In tray extension. 4. Push the paper length guide into the interior of the printer until it stops. 5. Raise the In tray.

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    2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left, then pull out the paper length guide. 3. Place the envelopes, with the printable sides down and the flaps to the left, into the right side of the In tray. Push the envelopes into the printer until they stop.

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    4. Slide the paper guides firmly against the envelopes. 5. Lower the Out tray. printing 1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Appropriate envelope size Type is:...

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    (hp deskjet 5150) Click the appropriate topic below to view an explanation of the printer software: print settings advanced features device status box Click the appropriate topic below to view instructions on printing functions: printing a document changing default settings...

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    banners iron-on transfers...

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    Device Status Box The following items are displayed: 1. Ink Levels: Approximate ink level of each print cartridge. 2. Device Status: The status of the printer. For example, 3. Document Properties: The following information about the current print job is provided.

  • Page 104: Printing A Document

    1. Open the file you want to print. 2. Click File > Print. 3. Click to print with the printer's default print settings. setting printing options Follow these steps to change printing options: 1. Open the file you want to print. 2. Click File >...

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

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    Paper/ Quality Finishing Basics 2. Select any other desired setting Size is: Appropriate size Type is: Plain Paper Poster Printing: Orientation: Appropriate orientation print settings, then click OK. 4, or 5 x 5...

  • Page 107: Plain Paper

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

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    Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired Size is: Appropriate paper size Type is: Plain Paper print settings, then click OK.

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    3. Place the envelopes, with the printable side down and the flap to the left, in the right side of the In tray. Push the envelopes into the printer until they stop. 4. Slide the paper guides firmly against the envelopes.

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    1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Appropriate envelope size Type is: Plain Paper print settings, then click OK.

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    For great results, use HP brand inkjet transparency film. In tray capacity: Up to 20 sheets preparing to print 1. Remove all paper from the In tray. 2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left, then pull out the paper length guide.

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    3. Fan the edges of the label sheets to separate them, then align the edges. 4. Place the label sheets in the In tray with the label side down. Push the sheets into the printer until they stop. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the edge of the sheets.

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    2. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 114: Index Cards And Other Small Media

    Use only cards and small media that meet the printer's paper size specifications. For specifications, see the reference guide that came with the printer. For instructions on borderless printing, click here. In tray capacity: Up to 60 cards preparing to print 1.

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    1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Appropriate paper size Type is: Appropriate paper type Print Quality: Normal print settings, then click OK. Best...

  • Page 116: Greeting Cards

    Unfold pre-folded cards, then place them in the In tray. For great results, use HP Greeting Card Paper. In tray capacity: Up to 20 greeting cards preparing to print 1. Remove all paper from the In tray.

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    2. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK.

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    Use only cards and small media that meet the printer's paper size specifications. For specifications, see the reference guide that came with the printer. For instructions on borderless printing, click here. In tray capacity: Up to 60 cards preparing to print 1.

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    1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: An available hagaki or borderless hagaki card size Type is: An available hagaki paper type Print Quality: Normal print settings, then click OK.

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    For high-quality results, use a high-resolution print setting, install a photo print cartridge in the printer, and set the For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge For instructions on borderless printing, click here.

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    6. Replace the Out tray. printing If your software program includes a photo printing feature, follow the instructions provided with the software program. Otherwise, follow the instructions below. 1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box, then select the following: setting...

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    Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired Size is: Appropriate photo paper size Type is: Appropriate HP photo paper type Print Quality: Normal, Best, or hp Digital Photography: Desired photo enhancement options print settings, then click OK. Maximum dpi...

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    Use HP banner paper for great results. Remove any perforated strips from the banner paper before loading it in the In tray. In tray capacity: Up to 20 continuous sheets preparing to print 1. Remove all paper from the In tray.

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    Otherwise, follow the instructions below. 1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Letter Type is: hp banner paper print settings, then click OK.

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    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. In tray capacity: Up to 20 sheets preparing to print 1.

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    Paper/ Quality Basics 2. Select any other desired setting Size is: Appropriate paper size Type is: hp iron-on transfer Print Quality: Normal Orientation: Mirror Image print settings, then click OK. Best...

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    tools...

  • Page 128: Calibrating Color

    If the color is still tinted, then perform a color calibration. To calibrate color: 1. Load plain white paper in the In tray. 2. Verify that a photo print cartridge 3. Go to printer maintenance. 4. Click Calibrate Color. 5. Click Calibrate, then follow the onscreen instructions.

  • Page 129: Automatically Cleaning Print Cartridges

    If the print cartridges are not low on ink, follow these steps to clean the print cartridges automatically: 1. Go to printer maintenance. 2. Click Clean Cartridges. 3. Click Clean, then follow the onscreen instructions.

  • Page 130: Maintaining The Printer Body

    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, and/or dried ink from the exterior of the printer, use a soft cloth moistened with water.

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    The printer software contains a number of useful tools to enhance the printer's performance. Use the printer tools to: View estimated ink levels. Clean the print cartridges. Calibrate the printer. Print a test page. Perform other functions as needed.

  • Page 132: Troubleshooting

    problems...

  • Page 133: Printer Is Not Printing

    For more information, see check the printer cable connection If the printer cable is attached to a USB hub, there may be a printing conflict. There are two methods for solving the conflict: Attach the printer's USB cable directly to your computer, or When printing, do not use other USB devices that are attached to the hub.

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    Select the topic below that best describes the problem: paper jam out of paper message...

  • Page 135: Error Messages

    Connect the printer directly to the USB port on the computer. the error message 'there was an error writing to LPT1' appears The printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable, but the cable may not have been attached before installing the software.

  • Page 136: Print Quality Is Poor

    print quality is poor streaks and missing lines If your printed pages are missing lines or dots or if streaks appear, the print cartridges may be low on ink or may need to be cleaned. print is faded Verify that a black print cartridge is installed. If the black text and images on your printouts are faded, you may be printing using only the tri-color print cartridge.

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    2. Move the Ink Volume If you increase the ink volume, move the toward More 3. Click OK, then click slider toward Light or Heavy. to avoid smearing the ink. again. Dry Time slider...

  • Page 138: Document Is Misprinted

    Finishing Poster Printing: Verify that 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 envelope. 3. Reprint the envelope. printout does not reflect new print settings The printer's default settings may differ from the software application's print settings.

  • Page 139: Photos Are Not Printing Correctly

    Open the Printer Properties setting Size is: Appropriate size Paper/ Type is: Quality Print Quality: colors are tinted or incorrect If colors in photographs appear tinted or incorrect, follow these steps: Calibrate the print cartridges.

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    If fading occurs approximately 1 to 2.5 inches from the edge of a photograph, try the following: Install a photo print cartridge Open the Printer Properties set the Print Quality Rotate the image in the printer. dialog box, select the Maximum dpi. degrees. Paper Type/Quality tab, then...

  • Page 141: Banners Are Not Printing Correctly

    Verify that the software application you are using prints banners. Not all software applications print banners. If gaps appear at the ends of the sheets, verify that the printer software is operating correctly. dialog box and verify the following settings:...

  • Page 142: Printer Is Slow

    Several variables can slow the printer's performance. multiple software applications are open The computer does not have sufficient resources for the printer to print at its optimum speed. To increase printer speed, close all unnecessary software applications when printing.

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    1. Verify that the computer's hard disk space, RAM, and processor speed meet system requirements. 2. Free up space on the hard drive. printer is in ink-backup mode The printer may print more slowly if it is in To increase the print speed, use two print cartridges in the printer. ink-backup mode.

  • Page 144: Minimum System Requirements

    minimum system requirements Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements: Microsoft Windows XP Minimum processor speed: Pentium II 233 MHz Required RAM: 128 MB Required free hard disk space: 175 MB* Microsoft Windows 98, Me Minimum processor speed: Pentium 150 MHz Required RAM: 32 MB Required free hard disk space: 175 MB* Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional...

  • Page 145: Automatic Two-sided Printing Problems

    Verify the following: The Two-Sided Printing Accessory (duplexer) is attached to the printer. The duplexer is enabled The media type and size selected in the duplexer.

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    Flip Pages Up is selected for binding along the top (tablet binding). Flip Pages Up is not selected for binding along the side (book binding). For more information, see two-sided printing. paper size changes when the two-sided printing option is selected The paper size is not supported by the duplexer.

  • Page 147: If You Continue To Have Problems

    If you continue to have problems after investigating the troubleshooting topics, shut down, then restart your computer. If you still have problems after restarting your computer, go to HP customer support at www.hp.com/support.

  • Page 148: Specifications

    recovery...

  • Page 149: Printer Specifications

    See the reference guide packaged with your printer for complete printer specifications, including: Types, sizes, and weights of paper and other printing media that can be used with your printer Print speeds and resolutions Power requirements...

  • Page 150: Environmental Statement

    Replacement parts and consumables are available for three (3) years after production has stopped. 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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    The extended warranty and product take-back options are not available in all countries/regions. energy consumption This printer was designed with energy conservation in mind. Not only does this save natural resources, but it also saves money without affecting the high performance of the printer.

  • Page 152

    (hp deskjet 5160) Click the appropriate topic below to view an explanation of the printer software: print settings advanced features device status box Click the appropriate topic below to view instructions on printing functions: printing a document changing default settings...

  • Page 153

    posters banners iron-on transfers...

  • Page 154

    plain paper guidelines In tray capacity: Up to 150 sheets preparing to print 1. Raise the Out tray, then remove all paper from the In tray. 2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left. 3. Do one of the following according to the paper size: Letter, Executive, and A4: Pull out the paper length guide.

  • Page 155

    1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Appropriate paper size Type is: Plain Paper print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 156

    For great results, use HP brand inkjet transparency film. In tray capacity: Up to 20 sheets preparing to print 1. Raise the Out tray, then remove all paper from the In tray. 2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left, then pull out the paper length guide.

  • Page 157

    3. Fan the edges of the label sheets to separate them, then align the edges. 4. Place the label sheets in the In tray with the label side down. Push the sheets into the printer until they stop. 5. Slide the paper guides firmly against the edge of the sheets.

  • Page 158

    Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired Size is: Letter Type is: Plain Paper print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 159

    3. Place the cards, with the printable sides down and the short sides pointing towards the printer, in the right side of the In tray. Push the cards into the printer until they stop. 4. Slide the paper guides firmly against the cards.

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    2. Select any other desired print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 161

    Unfold pre-folded cards, then place them in the In tray. For great results, use HP Greeting Card Paper. In tray capacity: Up to 20 greeting cards preparing to print 1. Raise the Out tray, then remove all paper from the In tray.

  • Page 162

    Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired Size is: Appropriate card size Type is: Appropriate card type print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 163

    3. Place the cards, with the printable sides down and the short sides pointing towards the printer, in the right side of the In tray. Push the cards into the printer until they stop. 4. Slide the paper guides firmly against the cards.

  • Page 164

    Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired Size is: An available hagaki or borderless hagaki card size Type is: An available hagaki paper type Print Quality: Normal print settings, then click OK. Best...

  • Page 165

    For high-quality results, use a high-resolution print setting, install a photo print cartridge in the printer, and set the For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and install a photo print cartridge For instructions on borderless printing, click here.

  • Page 166

    Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Appropriate photo paper size Type is: Appropriate HP photo paper type Print Quality: Normal, Best, or hp Digital Photography: Desired photo enhancement options print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 167

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

  • Page 168

    Paper/ Quality Finishing Basics 2. Select any other desired setting Size is: Appropriate size Type is: Plain Paper Poster Printing: Orientation: Appropriate orientation print settings, then click OK. 4, or 5 x 5...

  • Page 169

    Use HP banner paper for great results. Remove any perforated strips from the banner paper before loading it in the In tray. In tray capacity: Up to 20 continuous sheets preparing to print 1. Raise the Out tray, then remove all paper from the In tray.

  • Page 170

    Otherwise, follow the instructions below. 1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Letter Type is: hp banner paper print settings, then click OK.

  • Page 171

    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. In tray capacity: Up to 20 sheets preparing to print 1.

  • Page 172

    1. Open the Printer Properties Paper/ Quality Basics 2. Select any other desired dialog box, then select the following: setting Size is: Appropriate paper size Type is: hp iron-on transfer Print Quality: Normal Orientation: Mirror Image print settings, then click OK. Best...

  • Page 173

    user's guide other languages The User's Guide information is available in Adobe Acrobat format in the following languages. Select from the choices below:...

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