HP 240 Series Basic Manual

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    240 series basics guide...

  • Page 2: Safety Information

    For regulatory identification purposes, your product is assigned a Regulatory Model Number. The Regulatory Model Number for your product is SDGOA-0324. This regulatory number should not be confused with the marketing name (hp photosmart 240 series printer) or product number (Q3046A).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

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  • Page 5: Get Started, Welcome

    Thank you for purchasing an HP Photosmart 240 Series printer! With your new, compact photo printer, you can print beautiful photos quickly and easily with or without a computer. For information about: • Printing photos stored on your digital camera’s memory card, see print from a memory card on page 13.

  • Page 6: Documentation

    240.html file. print the hp photosmart printer help – Windows PC: Click Print in the top navigation bar of the HP Photosmart Printer Help window. – Macintosh: Click in the frame you want to print. From the File menu, select Print, or click Print in the top navigation bar of the browser.

  • Page 7: Printer Parts, Front Of The Printer, Back Of The Printer

    Load paper in this tray for printing USB port Use this port to connect the printer to your computer or to an HP direct-printing digital camera Power cord connection Use this port to connect the power cord included with the printer...

  • Page 8: Indicator Lights, Memory Card Slots

    MultiMediaCard /Secure Digital You can insert a MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital memory card into this slot Note: For information about how to insert a memory card into your printer, see insert a memory card on page 14. ™ SmartMedia /xD-Picture Card...

  • Page 9: Control Panel, Printer Menu

    LCD screen at a time Note: The S computer. For more information, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2. printer menu...

  • Page 10: Printer Menu Structure

    • Black & white • Sepia • Antique • No effect (default) Print quality: • Best (default) • Normal Continue to second level cleaning? • Yes • No Continue to third level cleaning? • Yes • No hp photosmart 240 series...

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    Top level menu Submenus/options Preferences After printing # of copies Photo layout Video print Add date/time Borderless Exif printing Improve contrast Extend colors Camera selections Restore defaults Language basics guide Additional submenus/options After printing, deselect all photos: • Always • Never •...

  • Page 12: Paper Information, Load The Paper

    3.5 x 5 inches with 0.5 inch tab (90 x 127 mm with 12.5 mm tab) To get the best performance from your printer, use genuine HP photo paper. For more information, see recommended paper on page 53. Note: If you are printing from the computer and using HP photo paper, select the paper type when you set the print settings.

  • Page 13: Maintain The Quality Of Your Photo Paper

    Output guide Paper width guide Tip: With paper other than HP premium plus photo paper, you may experience paper feeding or ejecting problems. Try loading fewer sheets of paper at a time and make sure the edges of the paper stack are lined up.

  • Page 14: Print Cartridge Information, Install Or Replace The Print Cartridge

    Your HP Photosmart 240 Series printer can print color and black and white photos. HP provides two types of print cartridges so you can choose the best print cartridge for your project. For the highest quality photos, follow these guidelines: To print…...

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    12. Place the print cartridge in the print cartridge cradle with the copper contacts facing toward the inside of the printer and the ink nozzles facing down. Push the print cartridge into the print cartridge cradle until you feel it snap into place.

  • Page 16: Remove The Print Cartridge

    1 Close the print cartridge door. After you install a new print cartridge, a message appears on the printer’s LCD screen asking you to load plain paper in the paper tray and press the OK button. When you press the OK button, the printer automatically calibrates the new print cartridge and prints a calibration page to confirm that the print cartridge is installed correctly and functioning properly.

  • Page 17: Print From A Memory Card, Supported Memory Cards

    Note: You can also print photos using your computer. For more information, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2. supported memory cards Your HP Photosmart printer can read the following memory cards: CompactFlash Association (CFA) certified Type I and II, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, SmartMedia, Sony Memory Sticks, and xD-Picture Card.

  • Page 18: Insert A Memory Card

    For more information, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2. insert a memory card After you have taken pictures with your digital camera, remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into your printer.

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    Caution! Inserting the memory card any other way may damage the memory card or the printer. Gently push the memory card into the printer until it stops. The memory card does not insert all the way into the printer. Caution! Forcing the memory card into the printer too far may damage the memory card or the printer.

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    Note: If you used your digital camera to select photos on the memory card for printing, a message appears on the printer’s LCD screen asking if you want to print camera-selected photos. For more information, see print camera-selected photos on page 26.

  • Page 21: Remove A Memory Card, Decide Which Photos To Print

    For more information, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2. To view photos on the printer’s LCD screen: Insert the memory card into the printer’s memory card slot.

  • Page 22: Print A Photo Index

    Note: If you used your digital camera to select photos on the memory card, a message appears on the printer’s LCD screen asking if you want to print camera-selected photos. For more information, see print camera-selected photos on page 26.

  • Page 23: Select Photos To Print, Select A Photo

    A photo index showing all the photos stored on the memory card, up to a maximum of 2000 photos, begins printing. select photos to print You can select one or more photos to print using the printer’s control panel. select a photo Insert a memory card into the printer’s memory card slot. For more information, see insert a memory card on page 14.

  • Page 24: Deselect A Photo, Deselect All Photos

    When the photo you want to select appears highlighted on the printer’s LCD screen, press the OK button to select it. A small printer icon appears in the bottom left corner of the photo on the printer’s LCD screen to indicate that the photo has been selected.

  • Page 25: Print Photos, Print A Single Photo

    You can print the photos stored on a memory card using your printer’s control panel. Printing photos from a memory card is easy—just insert the memory card into the printer, make your selections, and press the P Your printer supports two different types of digital photos stored on a memory card: •...

  • Page 26: Print Multiple Photos, Print More Than One Copy Of A Photo

    The first photo on the memory card appears on the printer’s LCD screen. Press the S When a photo you want to print appears on the printer’s LCD screen, press the OK button to select it. If you like, you can change the print settings for the selected photo—...

  • Page 27: Print A Continuous Range Of Photos

    The arrows move to the photo in the right box on the printer’s LCD screen and you are asked to select the photo at the end of the range.

  • Page 28: Print All Photos, Print New Photos

    Each time you insert a memory card into the printer’s memory card slot and print photos using the printer’s control panel, the printer tags the photos that you print.

  • Page 29: Print Video Clips

    ANCEL print video clips Your printer can display and print frames from video clips recorded on a memory card. Your printer recognizes the following video file formats: Motion JPEG AVI, Motion JPEG Quicktime, and MPEG-1. Video clips recorded in other formats will be ignored.

  • Page 30: Print Camera-selected Photos, Print From An Hp Direct-printing Digital Camera

    40. Note: Unmarking photos does not delete the photos from the memory card. If you have an HP direct-printing digital camera, you can also print camera- selected photos by connecting the camera directly to the printer. For more information, see print from an hp direct-printing digital camera on page 27.

  • Page 31: Connect Your Hp Direct-printing Digital Camera To The Printer

    Your printer allows you to print beautiful photos from an HP direct-printing digital camera without using your computer. To see a list of the HP direct-printing digital cameras that work with your printer, go to www.hp.com/support, select your country or region, then type direct- printing digital cameras in the search window.

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  • Page 33: Get Creative, Change The Photo Layout

    The control panel on your printer is designed to make photo projects fun and easy. You can print more than one photo on each sheet of paper and print a different number of copies of each photo. You can crop your photos, adjust the...

  • Page 34: Change The Number Of Copies

    The photo layout is a global setting—it applies to all photos you print from the memory card. When you view a selected photo on the printer’s LCD screen, the current photo layout is indicated by an icon in the bottom right corner of the LCD screen.

  • Page 35: Crop A Photo

    When you print from a memory card, you can use the printer’s control panel to crop a photo so only your favorite portion of the photo prints. Press the S to crop. When the photo you want to crop appears on the printer’s LCD screen, press the OK button to select it.

  • Page 36: Adjust The Photo Brightness, Add Frames To Your Photos

    –3 to +3. Normal brightness is 0. Press the S you want to adjust the photo brightness. When the photo you want appears on the printer’s LCD screen, press the OK button to select it. Press the M Press the S the printer’s LCD screen.

  • Page 37: Change The Photo Color Effect

    Note: The frame settings are discarded when the photo is deselected. change the photo color effect When you print from a memory card, you can set the printer to change the color effect of your prints to black and white, sepia, or antique. Photos printed in sepia print in brown tones and look similar to photos produced in the early 1900s.

  • Page 38: Change The Print Quality, View A Slide Show

    You can view all the photos stored on your memory card in sequence like a slide show. Viewing a slide show on your printer’s LCD screen does not affect any photo selections or print settings you have made.

  • Page 39: Set Printer Preferences, Deselect All Photos After Printing

    Note: Deselecting photos does not delete them from the memory card. The printer’s factory default setting is to Ask whether you want to deselect all photos after printing. You can change the default setting by following these steps:...

  • Page 40: Default Number Of Copies, Default Photo Layout

    You can set the printer to print one, two, or four photos per page, or to ask you to select the photo layout each time you insert a memory card into the printer’s memory card slot.

  • Page 41: Default Layout For Video Action Prints, Date And Time Stamp

    29. default layout for video action prints You can set the printer to print 9, 16, or 25 frames from a selected video clip as a one-page video action print. The printer’s factory default setting for video action prints is 9 frames.

  • Page 42: Borderless Printing

    For truly borderless photos, use photo paper with a 0.5 inch (12.5 mm) tear-off tab, such as HP premium plus photo paper. The printer’s factory default setting for borderless printing is On. You can change...

  • Page 43: Exif Printing, Improve Contrast

    You can set the printer to use the Exif Print information it finds in an image file to automatically adjust and enhance the printed photo. The printer’s factory default setting for Exif printing is On.

  • Page 44: Extend Colors, Unmark Camera-selected Photos After Printing

    On if you want the printer to automatically increase the intensity of the colors (color saturation) when it prints your photos. – Off if you do not want the printer to adjust the color saturation when it prints your photos. With your selection highlighted on the printer’s LCD screen, press the OK button.

  • Page 45: Revert To The Factory Default Settings

    Never if you want the printer to leave the camera-selected photos marked after printing. – Ask if you want the printer to ask if you want to unmark the camera- selected photos after printing. With your selection highlighted on the printer’s LCD screen, press the OK button.

  • Page 46: Lcd Screen Language And Country/region

    LCD screen the first time you turn on the printer. There is no factory default setting. You can change the printer’s language and country/region settings at any time by...

  • Page 47: Maintain And Transport Your Printer, Clean And Maintain Your Printer, Clean The Printer

    Your printer requires very little maintenance. For best results, keep your printer and supplies clean and store them properly. Because it is compact and light, your printer is easy to transport and set up almost anywhere. Take it with you on vacations and to family gatherings and social events to instantly print and share photos with family and friends.

  • Page 48: Print A Test

    You can print a test page to check the condition of the print cartridge and to obtain diagnostic information that is useful to HP support. Press the M Load paper in the paper tray. To conserve photo paper, use plain paper or index cards.

  • Page 49: Calibrate The Print Cartridge, Store Your Printer

    Note: The first time you install a print cartridge in your printer, the printer automatically calibrates the print cartridge. For more information see install or replace the print cartridge on page 10.

  • Page 50: Store The Printer, Store The Print Cartridge, Transport Your Printer

    Your printer is built to withstand long or short periods of inactivity. Close the paper tray door when the printer is not in use. Store the printer indoors out of direct sunlight in a place without temperature extremes.

  • Page 51: Troubleshooting, Hardware Problems

    Before contacting HP support, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support. Note: HP recommends using a USB cable of less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length to minimize injected noise due to potential high electromagnetic fields.

  • Page 52: Printing Problems

    Before contacting HP support, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support. Note: In the presence of high electromagnetic fields, printed documents and photos may be slightly distorted.

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    If you cancelled the process before the file started printing, the printer may have already loaded paper in preparation for printing. The next time you print, the printer will eject the blank page before continuing with the new project. troubleshooting...

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    – button one or more times to reduce the magnification. Make sure you are using a paper type intended for the printer. Use HP-designed paper for best results. For more information, see recommended paper on page 53. Make sure the paper is loaded with the glossy side up.

  • Page 55: Error Messages

    Before contacting HP support, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support. Message Possible cause The paper jammed while APER JAM LEAR JAM printing. THEN PRESS The automatic paper UTOMATIC PAPER...

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  • Page 57: Specifications, Recommended Paper

    HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2. recommended paper For a list of available HP-designed inkjet papers, or to purchase supplies, go to: • www.hpshopping.com (U.S.) •...

  • Page 58: Printer Specifications

    Paper (plain, photo) Cards (index, Hagaki, A6, L-size) CompactFlash Type I and II MultiMediaCard Secure Digital SmartMedia Sony Memory Sticks xD-Picture Card Printing: Supported image and video file formats Saving: All file formats ® OS 9 v9.1 or hp photosmart 240 series...

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    Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home, and XP Professional; Mac OS 9 v9.1 or later, OS X v10.1 through v10.2 HP recommends that the USB cable be less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length Motion JPEG AVI...

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  • Page 61: Index

    DPOF file delete effect antique black & white color sepia error messages Exif Print...

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    USB port video action prints default layout 25, 55 file formats xD-Picture Card memory card 4, 14 slot zoom and crop photos hp photosmart 240 series...

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    Hewlett-Packard Company 16399 West Bernardo Drive San Diego CA 92127, USA SDGOA-0324 Photosmart 245 Series (Q3046A) Photosmart 245 (Q3046A) HP Part # Q3025-60177 IEC 60950: 3rd Edition:1999 EN 60950:2000 UL1950/CSA22.2 No.950, 3rd Edition:1995 NOM 019-SFCI-1993 GB4943:2001 CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:1998+A1:2000 Class B...

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    Printed on recycled paper Printed in U.S., 5/03 ENERGY STAR As an ENERGY STAR Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. www.hp.com © 2003 Hewlett-Packard Company *Q3046-90114* *Q3046-90114* Q3046-90114 ® is a U.S. registered mark.

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