HP 5900 User Manual

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    HP Deskjet 5900 series User's guide...

  • Page 2: Terms And Conventions

    The following terms and conventions are used in this user’s guide. Terms The HP Deskjet printer is also referred to as the HP printer or printer. Cautions and warnings A Caution indicates possible damage to the HP Deskjet printer or to other equipment.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    USB ...16 Networking ...16 Print photos...17 Print borderless photos ...17 Print photos with a border ...19 HP Real Life technologies ...20 Photo print cartridge ...21 Color options ...22 Advanced color management ...22 Maximum dpi ...23 Store and handle photo paper ...23 Save money when printing photos ...24...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Document prints slowly ...77 If you continue to have problems ...77 12 Supplies...78 Paper ...78 USB cables ...78 13 Specifications ...79 Printer specifications ...79 14 Environmental information...80 Environmental statement ...80 Print cartridge recovery ... 81 Index...83 HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 5: Welcome

    Welcome To find an answer to a question, select one of the following topics: ● Special features ● Get started ● Connect to the printer ● Print photos ● Print photos from a digital camera ● Print other documents ●...

  • Page 6: Special Features

    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 brochures with the borderless printing feature. ● Six-ink upgradeable printing: Enhance photo printing with a cartridge (purchased separately).

  • Page 7: Get Started, Printer Features

    ● Paper trays ● Print cartridges ● Ink-backup mode ● Automatic paper-type sensor Printer features The printer has several features to make printing easier and more efficient. Buttons and lights Print Cartridge Status lights PictBridge port Paper trays User's guide...

  • Page 8: Buttons And Lights

    USB port 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. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

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    5 Print Cancel button Power button and light Use the Power button to turn the printer on and off. It can take a few seconds for the printer to turn on after you press the Power button. 1 Power button The Power light flashes when the printer is processing.

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    – The light flashes when the black or photo print cartridge needs to be serviced. PictBridge lights Plug a PictBridge-enabled camera into the printer PictBridge port using a digital camera USB cable to print digital photographs. photo print cartridge. One of...

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    When the camera is connected correctly, the green Connection light is illuminated. The printer Power light flashes and the Connection light remains lit solid when printing from the camera. If the camera is not PictBridge-compatible or is not in PictBridge mode, the amber Error light flashes.

  • Page 12: Paper Trays

    For information about the paper trays, select one of these topics. Unfold the paper trays Follow these steps to unfold the paper trays: Lower the In tray. Lower the Out tray. Pull out the Out-tray extension. In tray The In tray holds paper or other media. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

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    1 In tray Paper guide Print on different sizes of media by sliding the paper guide to the right or to the left. Out tray Printed pages are deposited in the Out tray. 1 Out tray Raise the Out tray to load paper or other media. Lower the Out tray before printing. User's guide...

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    Follow these steps to fold the paper trays: Remove paper or other media from the paper trays. If the Out-tray extension stop is raised, lower it and then push it into the Out-tray extension. Push the Out-tray extension into the Out tray. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 15: Print Cartridges

    Raise the Out tray. Raise the In tray. Print cartridges Three print cartridges can be used with the printer. 1 Black print cartridge 2 Tri-color print cartridge 3 Photo print cartridge Use print cartridges The print cartridges can be used in the following ways: ●...

  • Page 16: Ink-backup Mode

    Installed print cartridge Black print cartridge Tri-color print cartridge Photo print cartridge Note HP does not recommend using the photo print cartridge for ink-backup mode. HP Printer Utility, and then select the Supplies Result Colors print as grayscale. Colors print but black is grayed and is not a true black.

  • Page 17: Automatic Paper-type Sensor

    Automatic paper-type sensor The HP automatic paper-type sensor detects the paper in your printer, and then selects optimal print settings for that media. The result is fewer mouse clicks to start printing, and automatic optimal print quality on plain, photo, brochure and other high- quality papers.

  • Page 18: Connect To The Printer, Networking

    Note A USB cable might not be packaged with your printer. Networking The printer can be connected to a network through a computer or by using an HP Jetdirect Print Server Connect through a networked computer The printer can be connected directly to a computer on a network and then shared with other computers on the network.

  • Page 19: Print Photos, Print Borderless Photos

    Ensure that the size corresponds to the paper size on which you want to print the photo. ● For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper. ● Verify that the photo paper that you are using is flat. For information about preventing photo paper from curling, see the ●...

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    If you printed on photo paper that has a tear-off tab, remove the tab to make the document completely borderless. Some panoramic paper sizes might extend beyond the edge of the dialog box. dialog box. as appropriate. HP Real Life HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 21: Print Photos With A Border

    For high-quality results, use a color print cartridge. ● For maximum fade resistance, use HP Premium Plus Photo Paper. ● Open the file in a software program such as Adobe Photoshop and assign the photo size. Ensure that the size corresponds to the paper size on which you want to print the photo.

  • Page 22: Hp Real Life Technologies

    Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. HP Real Life technologies HP Real Life technologies make it easy for you to get better photos. Automatic red- eye removal and adaptive lighting to enhance detail in shadows are just a few of the technologies included.

  • Page 23: Photo Print Cartridge

    Open HP Real Life technologies Follow these steps to open HP Digital Photography Real Life technologies: Open the Print Select the Real Life Digital Photography pane. Use HP Real Life technologies Choose from the following items: ● Summary: View all the current settings at a glance.

  • Page 24: Color Options, Advanced Color Management

    Note To protect a print cartridge when it is not in the printer, follow these storage guidelines. Use the photo print cartridge Open the Print Select the Paper Type/Quality pane. Choose the appropriate photo paper type in the Paper Type menu.

  • Page 25: Maximum Dpi, Store And Handle Photo Paper

    Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. Note Use an HP premium photo paper when printing in the maximum dpi mode to enhance color matching and detail in the photo. Store and handle photo paper Follow these instructions to maintain the quality of HP brand photo paper.

  • Page 26: Save Money When Printing Photos

    Photo paper should be flat before it is printed on. Save money when printing photos To save money and ink when printing photos, use HP Everyday Photo Paper and set print quality to Normal.

  • Page 27: Print Photos From A Digital Camera, About Pictbridge, Pictbridge Printing

    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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    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 When the camera is connected correctly, the Connection light is...

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    camera. Refer to the documentation that came with your camera for detailed information on printing from the camera. User's guide...

  • Page 30: Print Other Documents, E-mail

    Raise the Out tray. Slide the paper guide all the way to the left. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. Slide the paper guide firmly against the edge of the paper stack.

  • Page 31: Letters

    Prepare to print Raise the Out tray. Slide the paper guide all the way to the left. Place the paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. Note down and toward the interior of the printer.

  • Page 32: Documents

    Raise the Out tray. Slide the paper guide all the way to the left. Place plain paper in the In tray, pushing the paper into the printer until it stops. Slide the paper guide firmly against the edge of the paper stack.

  • Page 33: Envelopes

    Place the envelopes in the In tray, as far to the right as possible. The side to be printed on should face down and the flap should be on the left. Push the envelopes into the printer until they stop. Slide the paper guide firmly against the edge of the envelope stack.

  • Page 34: Brochures

    Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. Brochures To print a brochure, use the Paper Type/Quality pane in the Print dialog box to select the paper type and print quality. For great results, use HP brochure paper. Guidelines ●...

  • Page 35: Greeting Cards

    Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. Greeting cards To print greeting cards, use the Paper Type/Quality pane in the Print dialog box to select the paper type and print quality. For great results, use HP Greeting Card Paper. Guidelines ●...

  • Page 36: Postcards

    Guidelines ● Use only cards that meet the paper size specifications for the printer. For specifications, see the reference guide that came with the printer. ● Do not exceed the In tray capacity: 30 cards.

  • Page 37: Transparencies

    Transparencies To print transparencies, use the Paper Type/Quality pane in the Print dialog box to select the paper type and print quality. For great results, use HP Premium Inkjet Transparency Film. Guidelines Do not exceed the In tray capacity: 30 transparencies.

  • Page 38: Labels

    Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. Labels To print labels, use the Paper Type/Quality pane in the Print dialog box to select the paper type and print quality. For great results, use HP Address Labels. Guidelines ●...

  • Page 39: Index Cards And Other Small Media

    Guidelines ● Use only cards and small media that meet the paper size specifications for the printer. For specifications, see the reference guide that came with the printer. ● Do not exceed the In tray capacity: 30 cards. Prepare to print Raise the Out tray, and then remove all paper from the In tray.

  • Page 40: Iron-on Transfers

    Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. Iron-on transfers To print iron-on transfers, use the Paper Type/Quality pane in the Print dialog box to select the paper type and print quality. For great results, use HP Iron-on Transfers. Guidelines ●...

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    Print Select the Paper Type/Quality pane. In the Paper Type pull-down menu, click Automatic, or select Speciality paper, and then click HP Iron-on Transfer. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. User's guide dialog box, and then select the following setting:...

  • Page 42: Printing Tips, Select A Print Quality, Set The Page Order

    Clear the Reverse page order check box to print the last page of the document last. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print. paper. to save money and ink when printing photos. paper type. print quality. dialog box. dialog box. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 43: Print Multiple Pages On A Single Sheet Of Paper, Select A Paper Type

    Do not use the Automatic setting for high-quality printouts. Instead, select a specific paper type. Select a specific paper type When printing a higher-quality document, HP recommends that you select a specific paper type. Follow these steps to select a specific paper type:...

  • Page 44: Resize A Document, Print Preview

    Do one of the following: – Click Print to print the document. – Click Cancel to cancel the print job. Adjust the print settings as needed before trying to print the document again. dialog box. dialog box. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 45: Printer Software, Print Settings

    View and change the status of a print job (Mac OS X 10.2) Print settings 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.

  • Page 46: Manage The Printer (mac Os X 10.3)

    In Finder, click Applications, click Utilities, and then double-click Printer Setup Utility. Select the printer, and then click Make Default. The printer name appears in bold text to indicate that it is the default printer. Delete a printer Follow these steps to delete a printer from your computer: In Finder, click Applications, click Utilities, and then double-click Printer Setup Utility.

  • Page 47: Manage The Printer (mac Os X 10.2)

    In Finder, click Applications, click Utilities, and then double-click Print Center. Select the printer, and then click Make Default. The printer name appears in bold text to indicate that it is the default printer. Delete a printer Follow these steps to delete a printer from your computer: In Finder, click Applications, click Utilities, and then double-click Print Center.

  • Page 48: View And Change The Status Of A Print Job (mac Os X 10.2)

    Use the following buttons to manage the print job: – Delete: Cancel the selected print job. – Hold: Pause the selected print job. – Resume: Continue a paused print job. – Stop Jobs: Pause all print jobs in the print queue. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 49: Maintenance, Install Print Cartridges

    Install print cartridges When you need to replace print cartridges, make sure you have the correct print cartridges for your printer, and then install them in the print cartridge cradle. Print cartridge combinations For printing most documents, use the tri-color print cartridge and the black print cartridge.

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    Load Letter or A4 plain, white paper in the In tray. Open the printer cover. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the right side of the printer and is idle and quiet. Press down on the print cartridge, and then slide it out of the print cartridge cradle.

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    Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the cradle until the cartridge snaps into place. Close the printer cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page. For information about storing print cartridges, see For information about recycling empty print cartridges, see...

  • Page 52: Set The Auto-off Feature, Align The Print Cartridges, Calibrate Color, Automatically Clean Print Cartridges

    Set the auto-off feature Select the auto-off feature to automatically place the printer into idle mode after 30 minutes and to turn back on automatically when print jobs are sent to the printer. Selecting auto-off cancels the Follow these steps to activate the auto-off feature:...

  • Page 53: Print A Test, View Estimated Ink Levels, Maintain 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, or dried ink from the exterior of the printer, use a soft cloth moistened with water.

  • Page 54: Manually Clean Print Cartridges

    Always use cold water to remove ink from fabric. Warm or hot water can set the ink into the fabric. Manually clean print cartridges If the printer is used in a dusty environment, a small amount of debris can accumulate on the print cartridge contacts. Gather cleaning supplies You will need the following items to clean the print cartridges.

  • Page 55: Maintain Print Cartridges

    Maintain 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° to 35° C or 59° to 95° F).

  • Page 56: Hp Printer Utility

    Select the appropriate pane to view the HP Printer Utility options: ● Supplies Status: View ● HP Support: Open the HP Web site, where you can find support for the printer and register the printer. ● Clean: Clean the print ●...

  • Page 57: Troubleshooting, Printer Does Not Print

    The printer lights indicate the printer status and alert you to potential problems. For more information, see Check the printer cable connection If the printer cable is attached to a USB hub, a printing conflict might exist. Two methods are available for solving the conflict: ●...

  • Page 58: Paper Jam

    Check the print queue The printer will not print if a print job is stalled in the print queue. To resolve a print job that is stalled in the print queue, check the status of the print queue for either X 10.3...

  • Page 59: Paper Problems

    If the paper jam cannot be removed from the back of the printer, raise the printer cover, remove the paper jam from the front of the printer, and then lower the cover. Caution printer when removing paper from the front.

  • Page 60: Paper Mismatch

    If the printer prints on multiple sheets at once, check the following: Paper weight The printer might print on multiple sheets of paper at once if the paper is under the recommended paper weight. Use paper that is within the recommended specifications.

  • Page 61: Printer Is Stalled, Print Cartridge Problems

    Check for and clear any Lower the printer cover. Connect the power cable to the back of the printer, and then turn on the printer. – If the Resume light is not flashing, continue printing the document.

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    Close the printer cover. If the Print Cartridge Status light stops flashing, then the problem is fixed. If the Print Cartridge Status light continues to flash, visit HP Technical Support at www.hp.com/support. Print cartridge problem message...

  • Page 63: Photos Do Not Print Correctly

    If you receive the ink-backup mode message and two print cartridges are installed in the printer, verify that the plastic tape has been removed from each print cartridge. When the protective piece of plastic tape covers the print cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect that the print cartridge is installed.

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    If part of the photo is faded, follow these guidelines. Part of the photo is faded Fading might occur on the edges or near the edges of a photo. low on ink. calibrate the color. Print align the print cartridges. dialog box, select HP Deskjet 5900 series...

  • Page 65: Pictbridge Problems

    There are several reasons why images in a connected digital camera do not print: ● The digital camera is not PictBridge-compatible. ● The digital camera is not in PictBridge mode. User's guide Store and handle and a tri-color print cartridge in the printer.

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    ● EXIF/JPEG ● JPEG Before you connect the digital camera to the PictBridge port on the printer, select some photos on the camera for printing. PictBridge lights are flashing State of the lights Connection light and the Error light are...

  • Page 67: Print Quality Is Poor

    Verify that neither of the print cartridges is If a print cartridge is low on ink, consider replacing the print cartridge. For the correct part numbers, see the reference guide that came with the printer. ● Verify that a black print cartridge is installed.

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    ● The print cartridges might be cartridges. ● The printer might be in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can adversely affect the Automatic Paper-Type ● You might be trying to print a borderless document with only the black print cartridge installed. When printing a borderless document, always have the tri- color print cartridge and a black or photo print cartridge installed.

  • Page 69: Document Is Misprinted, Problems With Borderless Documents

    Confirm that the paper guide fits firmly against the edge of the envelope. Reprint the envelope. Document does not reflect the new print settings The printer settings might differ from the software program print settings. Select the appropriate print settings within the software program. Problems with borderless documents...

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    Horizontal lines appear on a photo If light or dark horizontal lines appear on photos: Clean the print cartridges. Reprint the photo. If the lines still occur, Reprint the photo. photo print cartridge align the print cartridges. in the printer. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

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    If the problem persists, try the following steps: Remove the photo paper, and then load plain paper in the In tray. Press and hold down the Print Cancel button until the printer starts printing a self- test page, and then release the button.

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    If the problem persists, then use photo paper that is not curled. For instructions about preventing photo paper from curling, see photo paper. Fading occurs near the edges of a photo Storing and handling HP Deskjet 5900 series...

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    Verify that no problem exists with the source image. For example, if you are printing a scanned image, verify that the image was not crooked when it was scanned. For photo paper with a tear-off tab If the border appears below the tear-off tab, remove the tab. User's guide in the printer. cartridges.

  • Page 74: Error Messages

    In tray. Follow cartridges. if the printer stalls while you are printing a document. these instructions Print Cartridge Status light is on or printer software does not match to resolve the problem.

  • Page 75: Printer Lights Are On Or Flashing

    If you receive the ink-backup mode message and two print cartridges are installed in the printer, verify that the protective piece of plastic tape has been removed from each print cartridge. When plastic tape covers the print cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect that the print cartridge is installed.

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    Print Cartridge Status lights Resume light Power light is flashing 1 Power light If the Power light is flashing, the printer is preparing to print. The light stops flashing when the printer has received all data. HP Deskjet 5900 series...

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    All lights are flashing The printer might need to be restarted. Press the Power button to turn off the printer, and then press the Power button to restart the printer. Proceed to step 2 if the lights continue to flash.

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    If you were printing a borderless document when the light started flashing, follow the borderless printing Otherwise, follow these steps: Raise the printer cover, remove the print cartridge on the right, and then lower the cover. Follow one of these steps: –...

  • Page 79: Document Prints Slowly, If You Continue To Have Problems

    If you continue to have problems If you continue to have problems after investigating the troubleshooting topics, shut down your computer and then restart it. If you still have questions after restarting your computer, visit HP Technical Support at www.hp.com/support. User's guide ink-backup mode.

  • Page 80: Supplies, Paper, Usb Cables

    Paper ● USB cables 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. USB cables C6518A HP USB A–B 2-meter cable...

  • Page 81: Specifications, Printer Specifications

    Specifications ● Printer specifications Printer specifications See the reference guide that came with your printer for complete printer specifications, including this information: ● Types, sizes, and weights of paper and other printing media that can be used with your printer ●...

  • Page 82: Environmental Information, Environmental Statement

    Replacement parts and consumables are available for a limited period 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 recovery.

  • Page 83: Print Cartridge Recovery

    HP’s Planet Partner’s Program for inkjet cartridges. HP offers this program in more countries/regions than any other inkjet cartridge manufacturer in the world. This program is provided as a free service to HP customers as an environmentally sound solution for these products at end-of-life.

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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 composite parts) are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • Page 85: Index

    72 estimated ink level 51 greeting card printing 33 Hewlett-Packard Company notices 2 HP Printer Utility 54 In tray 10 incorrect print cartridge 59 index card printing 37 ink, removing ink from skin and clothing 51...

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    68 text and images are misaligned 67 too little ink on the page 66 too much ink on the page unwanted border on photo 71 cable 78 connecting to the printer 16 utilities 54 HP Deskjet 5900 series...

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