HP PHOTOSMART 7550 Basic Manual

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    7550 basics guide...

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    HP, the HP logo, and Photosmart are property of Hewlett-Packard Company. The Secure Digital logo is a trademark of the SD Association.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    contents 1 get started ......... 1 welcome.

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    3 use your printer with a computer ..... . . 21 print from a Windows PC ........21 print from a software application .

  • Page 5: Get Started, Welcome

    Basics Guide — The HP Photosmart 7550 Basics Guide is the booklet you are reading. It includes a quick reference guide to help you get acquainted with your new printer. It describes how to use the basic features of your printer, and it contains hardware troubleshooting information.

  • Page 6: Printer Parts, Back

    Hewlett-Packard, Photosmart 130, 230, 7150, 7345, 7350, 7550, and HP Photo & Imaging Director. From the HP Photo & Imaging Director, click Help. • Macintosh: Insert the HP Photosmart CD. In the User Docs folder, select your language, then click the photosmart 7550.html file.

  • Page 7: Front

    This removable tray see control panel on catches your printed page 4 photos or documents Camera port Use this port to connect an HP direct-printing digital camera to the printer Paper width guide Adjust this guide to fit close to the...

  • Page 8: Control Panel

    control panel OPIES Use this button to select the number of copies you want to print IGHT Use these arrows to navigate through the photos on a memory card and through menu options OWER Use this button to turn the printer on or off Use this button to magnify and...

  • Page 9: Card Slots, Indicator Lights

    card slots CompactFlash/IBM Microdrive memory card slot Insert a CompactFlash or IBM Microdrive memory card into this slot to view, save, or print your photos MultiMediaCard/Secure Digital memory card slot Insert a MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital memory card into this slot to view, save, or print your photos indicator lights Print light...

  • Page 10: Paper Information, Load Paper In The In Tray

    You can print on a wide variety of paper types and sizes, from index cards and photo paper to envelopes and transparencies. We recommend using HP-designed inkjet paper for the best results. • • • For more information on supported paper types and sizes, see specifications on page 53.

  • Page 11: Load Photo Paper In The Photo Tray

    load photo When you use the photo tray, you can leave paper in the IN tray. paper in the photo tray get started: paper information Place a stack of paper in the IN tray. • Load the paper with the side to be printed facing down. The printer pulls the paper in, flips it over, and then prints on the paper;...

  • Page 12: Print Cartridge Information

    Photo tray cover Photo tray Photo tray slider See the HP Photosmart Printer Help for more information on: • • • • print cartridge information Your HP Photosmart 7550 printer comes equipped with three print cartridges: • • • Printing with all three print cartridges ensures that you get the best quality printouts.

  • Page 13: Use Reserve Mode, Install Or Replace The Print Cartridges

    Caution! Check that you are using the correct print cartridges. Do not refill print cartridges yourself. Damage that results from modifying or refilling HP print cartridges is specifically excluded from the HP printer warranty coverage. Colors print as grayscale...

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    If the printer is off, press the P control panel to turn the printer on. Load plain paper in the IN tray so the printer can print a calibration page after you install the print cartridges. Open the side door. Lift the cradle latch of the print cartridge you want to install or replace by placing your finger under the number on the latch and pulling out.

  • Page 15: Use The Control Panel, Use The Buttons

    use the control panel use the buttons Your printer’s control panel has several buttons: • • • • • • • get started: use the control panel on the inside of the print cartridge cradle. Carefully slide the print cartridge into the cradle, then firmly push the cartridge in until it stops.

  • Page 16: Use The Indicator Lights

    • • • • • • use the Your printer’s control panel has two indicator lights: indicator lights • • — Use this button to turn the printer on or off. OWER — Use this button to print photos from a memory RINT card.

  • Page 17: Menu Map

    menu map Menu get started: use the control panel Add frame Select from six frame patterns Add color effect Black & white Sepia Antique No effect (default) Slide show The printer shows a slide show of the photos on the memory card Create album Select from three album page layouts,...

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    Preferences After printing Always Never Ask (default) # of copies Select number from 1 to 99 Photo size 4 x 6 (default) Combo 3 x 4 8 x 10 5 x 7 Borderless On (default) Improve colors Off (default) Extend colors Off (default) Paper detect On (default)

  • Page 19: Use Your Printer With A Camera, Print Camera-selected Photos, Select And Print Photos

    Your HP Photosmart 7550 printer lets you print beautiful photos from your HP direct-printing digital camera without using your computer. print camera-selected photos If you have an HP direct-printing digital camera, you can use your printer to print camera-selected photos.

  • Page 20: Print From A Memory Card, Supported Memory Cards

    print from a memory card If your digital camera uses a memory card to store photos, you can insert a memory card into the printer to print your photos without using a computer. The printer LCD guides you through the process. Your printer supports seven different memory cards.

  • Page 21: Insert A Memory Card

    If your digital camera supports multiple file types, it may be able to save photos in several different file formats, such as JPEG, uncompressed TIFF, FlashPix, and RAW. You can print JPEG and uncompressed TIFF files directly from the memory card.

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    insert a MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital memory card Insert the memory card into the lower left memory card slot so the front of the memory card faces up and the side with the metal contacts faces down. Insert the end with the metal contacts into the printer first.

  • Page 23: Decide Which Photos To Print

    Gently push the memory card into the printer until it stops. The card may not insert all the way into the printer. Forcing the card in too far may result in damage to the memory card and the printer. insert a Memory Stick memory card Insert the memory card into the lower right memory card slot so the side with the metal contacts faces down.

  • Page 24: Print Photos From The Control Panel

    For more information on printing individual or multiple photos, printing a continuous range of photos, or printing photos in a variety of sizes, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. Insert a memory card into the printer’s memory card slot. Wait for the first photo stored on the memory card to appear on the LCD, then press the L view the photos.

  • Page 25: Use Your Printer With A Computer, Print From A Windows Pc

    You can use your HP Photosmart 7550 printer with any Windows PC or Macintosh software application that allows printing. You can print all kinds of projects, such as photo album pages, greeting cards, or newsletters.

  • Page 26: Use The Windows Pc Taskbar Icons

    See the HP Photosmart Printer Help for more information on: • • • • use the After you install the printer software, two icons appear in your Windows taskbar: Windows PC taskbar icons • • To access more advanced settings, click Properties. Set the printer properties (such as print quality and paper type) and click OK.

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    These icons help you perform a variety of tasks. Printer icon hp photosmart printer icon Use the printer icon to access the printer Properties dialog box, select a default printer, or access the HP Photosmart Toolbox. • • hp photosmart memory card icon...

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    The appearance of the icon tells you the status of the printer. When you right-click the memory card icon, the following menu appears. Make your selection from the menu. Click one of the “Show...” lines if you want connection messages to appear when the printer loses communication or attempts to regain...

  • Page 29: Print From A Macintosh, Print From A Software Application (os X Or Os 9.x)

    See the HP Photosmart Printer Help for more information on: • • • print from a Macintosh print from a software application (OS X or OS 9.x) use your printer with a computer: print from a Macintosh Setting the printer properties Using the HP Photosmart Toolbox Using the HP Photo &...

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    Select the print settings appropriate for your project. Use the pull-down menu to access the other panels. Click Print (OS X) or OK (OS 9.x) to begin printing. See the HP Photosmart Printer Help for more information on: • Changing the default print settings •...

  • Page 31: Troubleshooting, Windows Pc Connection Problems

    Your HP Photosmart printer is designed to be reliable and easy to use. This section offers tips and advice for addressing frequently asked questions. Before you begin, make sure: • • Windows PC connection problems If you are using your HP Photosmart printer with a Windows PC, the printer requires a continuous connection to the computer.

  • Page 32: Macintosh Connection Problems

    • • • Macintosh connection problems If you are using your HP Photosmart printer with a Macintosh computer, the printer requires a continuous connection to the computer. The computer uses this communication link to receive feedback from the printer. If the connection between your Macintosh computer and your HP Photosmart printer is lost, a warning message appears on your computer screen.

  • Page 33: Print A Diagnostic

    Possible causes of a lost connection are: • • To reconnect, try the following: • • • • print a diagnostic page You can print a diagnostic page to check the print cartridges and to make sure the paper is loaded correctly. troubleshooting: print a diagnostic page The computer might not be connected to the printer, the printer might be off, or the printer might not be connected...

  • Page 34: Usb Connection Problems

    USB connection problems Problem Possible cause My printer is Your printer may connected with a not be getting good USB cable through data from the other another USB device device or hub. or a hub and when I try to print I get an Two-way error message.

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    Windows PC 1 Uninstall the printer software. Insert the printer software CD into your computer, click Remove HP Photosmart software, then follow the instructions on your computer screen. 2 When the uninstall is complete, restart your computer.

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    Problem Possible cause Windows PC only There is a problem with the USB I have connected connection. my printer using a USB cable, and when I try to print I get a message saying THERE WAS AN ERROR WRITING TO DOT4.

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from You may not have previous page) USB enabled. Windows PC only When I connect a USB cable between the printer and my computer, the New Hardware Wizard does not appear. troubleshooting: USB connection problems Solution Unplug the power cord and the USB cable from the printer, then plug them in again.

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    6 If UNKNOWN DEVICE continues to appear in the New Hardware Wizard, check www.hp.com for updates or contact HP Support and Services. For contact information, see the Software Setup & Product Support booklet that came with your printer.

  • Page 39: Printer Problems

    Problem Possible cause Macintosh only Your printer may not be getting good My printer is data from the other connected with a device or hub. USB cable through another USB device or a hub and my Two-way printer and communication computer have lost between the printer communication.

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    Software Setup & Product Support booklet that came with your printer. Windows PC Use HP’s Web Update software to check the version of the printer driver you are using. Macintosh Use the Print dialog box (OS 9.x) or the Print Center (OS X) to check the version of the printer driver you are using.

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from You may have previous page) chosen 4800x1200 Optimized dpi. Printing is very slow. (continued on next page) You may be using a USB hub and other USB devices are in use. The Paper Type option may be set to Automatic.

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from You may have previous page) selected the Improve colors or Printing is very Extend colors slow. settings from the printer’s control panel. The printer will not The printer may turn on. have drawn too much power. The printer is plugged into a power strip and the...

  • Page 43: Printing Problems

    Turn the printer on. 2 If this does not work, check www.hp.com or contact HP Support and Services. For contact information, see the Software Setup & Product Support booklet that came with your printer.

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from You are in an previous page) extremely high or low humidity Photo paper does environment. not feed into the printer correctly. Paper does not feed There may be too into the printer much paper loaded correctly.

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from There may be a previous page) paper jam. No page came out of the printer. (continued on next page) The print cartridge cradle may be stuck. A problem may exist with one of the print cartridges. troubleshooting: printing problems Solution Try the following:...

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from The printer may still previous page) be processing information. No page came out of the printer. Macintosh OS 9.x Not enough only memory is allocated in the No page came out system’s of the printer. PrintMonitor application.

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    Problem Possible cause The document or The printer’s default photo did not print print settings may using the selected be different than the print settings. application’s print settings. An application’s print settings override the printer’s default settings. You may have set the print settings differently for an individual photo;...

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from You may have previous page) selected an incorrect paper Parts of the size. document are missing or are in the wrong place. You may have selected incorrect margins in your application. You may have accidentally left Poster Printing (Windows PC) or Tiling (Macintosh)

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    Solution Windows PC • Go to the Device Services tab of the HP Photosmart Toolbox and click Calibrate the Printer. Macintosh • Go to the Calibrate panel in the HP Inkjet Utility and click Align.

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    D select Clean Print Cartridges, then press the OK button. Windows PC • From the Device Services tab of the HP Photosmart Toolbox, click Clean the Print Cartridges. Macintosh • From the Clean panel in the HP Inkjet Utility, click Clean.

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    Calibrate the Printer. Macintosh • If the color and black ink are not lining up on the printed page, go to the Calibrate panel in the HP Inkjet Utility and click Align. Windows PC • Click Normal or Best, instead of Everyday or FastDraft, on the Quality tab of the printer Properties dialog box.

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    Problem Possible cause (continued from If the printing previous page) appears faded or dull, you may be Print quality is poor. printing in Reserve Mode. The printer enters Reserve Mode when one of the print cartridges is missing. You may not have selected Best print quality.

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    • Load one sheet of photo paper at a time. Windows PC 1 Select the appropriate HP photo paper as the paper type on the Quality tab of the printer Properties dialog box. 2 Select the size of the photo paper as the Paper Size.

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    The photos I Some digital marked for printing cameras, such as in my camera do the HP 318 and HP not print. 612, let you mark photos for printing on both the camera’s internal memory and on the memory card.

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    The paper may be letterhead or stationery with a preprinted pattern at the top edge. See the HP Photosmart Printer Help for more information on: • • • • • • troubleshooting: printing problems...

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  • Page 57: Specifications, System Requirements

    specifications system requirements Component Windows PC minimum Operating system Windows 98, 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home, and XP Professional Processor Pentium higher 64 MB (128 MB recommended) Free disk space 500 MB Video display 800 x 600, 16-bit or higher CD-ROM drive Connectivity USB port and USB cable...

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    See the HP Photosmart Printer Help for additional specifications. Paper Tray Input 100 sheets of letter Capacity 24 sheets of 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photo 15 envelopes 40 index cards 20 sheets of banner paper...

  • Page 59: Index

    1 E-mail button 4, 11 HP Photosmart 7550 Basics Guide 1 HP Photosmart 7550 Setup Guide 1 HP Photosmart 7550 Software Setup & Product Support booklet 1 HP Photosmart Printer Help 1 index IBM Microdrive memory card slot 5...

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    OK button 4, 11 OUT tray 3 Page Setup dialog box (Macintosh) 25 paper guides 3 load in IN tray 6 load photo paper in photo tray 7 overview 6 photo tray load photo paper 7 slider 3 photos index page 20 print camera-selected photos 15 print from memory cards 16 print from the control panel 20...

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    Printed on recycled paper Printed in U.S., 6/02 ENERGY STAR As an ENERGY STAR Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency. www.hp.com ©2002 Hewlett-Packard Company Q1605-90188 ® is a U.S. registered mark. ® partner, ®...

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