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HP Laserjet 1600 won't retain paper settings

Hi I'm trying to print on light card, but when I go into Properties from the print dialogue and change the paper type to cardstock, click Ok, and then go back in to check before printing, it's defaulted to 'plain' and the printer tries to print it as papaer - result, smears, lines, blothes on the card. Plain paper version is fine. Can you help please?

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  • geoff647 Dec 11, 2008

    not sure whether I am or not - how do you change settings in administrator mode

  • geoff647 Dec 11, 2008

    Hi
    on right clicking I don't have the 'run as admin' option, and can't find 'devices' in any of the options on offer.

  • geoff647 Dec 11, 2008

    Ah, it appears to have accepted that. Thank you very much. Will I need to go that route to change it back to normal paper printing or will it accept it from the print dialogue screen do you think?

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Hi!

Welcome to Fixya,

if your using XP or Vista

  • click the start, in menu click the printers and faxes icon to display all the printer.
  • and then, right click the printer your using, in the drop down menu select properties.
  • in printer properties window, click device settings.
  • set the paper sizes.
  • and then click apply and ok to exit.
  • right click again the printer your using and then, in the drop down menu select printing preferences
  • in the printing preferences window, at layout window click advance buttons
  • and then, set the paper size and all the setting to fit your needs.
  • in paper/Quality windows set the paper source to manual feed
  • and then in media select the paper you're using.
  • and click apply and ok to exit.
If you need further assistance let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.

Thanks,
aclamonte

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Right click on the printer from the printer control panel, and select printing preferences. 
Configure your printer printing defaults, and click OK.
Now try a print again.

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Could you tell me if your are changing this settings in administrator mode. If settings are not retained, that means printer servidce is not running in admin mode.

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    if your using XP or Vista


    • Click the start button, in menu click the printers and faxes icon.

    • and then, right click the printer your using, in the drop down menu select "Run as admin" option to select properties.

    • in printer properties window, click device settings.


  • Manoj Rout
    Manoj Rout Dec 11, 2008

    Right click on the printer and select printing preferences.


    Configure your printer printing defaults, and click Ok.


  • Manoj Rout
    Manoj Rout Dec 11, 2008

    No problem buddy.. it will accept from print dialog screen itself. If any problems, do contact me.. Thanks for using Fixya..:)

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