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Paper mismatch paper size to small choose a large size

I have done what they posted to the troubleshooting site but it still will not print my 5.75 x 8.9 envelope. Is there something else to try or can I turn that feature off? This is a hp photosmart 8250.

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    I recently have the same problem. Cannot print notecard envelopes (4.5 x 5), which I've been able to do hundreds of times with my HP Photosmart 8250....all of a sudden it gives me the error message that the paper size is too small. I do recall not too long ago I downloaded an automatic HP update and wondering if HP didn't screw it up.

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There is a workaround for this problem by tricking the printer.
The paper sensor, on my printer model hp4500 seems to only sense the paper at the beggining of the print job.
What I did to trick the printer to print on odd size paper is slide the paper adjuster to 8.5 and put a regular white sheet in. Then put your odd size paper under it. When you print your document set the number of copies to 2 and print. The printer is going to sense that the paper is correct, and start the job.
Here is the tricky part... once the first 8.5x11 sheet is almost all the way through quickly slide the paper adjuster over to match the size of your odd width paper. The printer should pick up the odd paper and print the second copy. Fool you printa! You should be able to do batches of odd paper size under the first 8.5X11. I hope this helps.
Deny

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I am trying to print invitations size 5.5 by 8.5 on my HP Puotosmart C5580 printer and I am having a problem. It keeps telling me that I have the incorrect paper. Would you please advise? Thanks


Go to HP Solution Center
Click Printer Settings
Click Printer Preferrences
Go to Paper Size
Look for the size of your media or
choosee Custom
Then type the width and length of the paper
then save it

change paper type to plain paper

then got to Printers under control panel of your PC
right cick on the printer icon then choose printer properties
click printer preferences
got to features tab
Go to Paper Size
Look for the size of your media or
choosee Custom
Then type the width and length of the paper
then save it


then try printing again

you can also refer to the link below for additional info

'Paper Mismatch,' or 'Paper Size Mismatch' Error Message Displays When Printing in Microsoft Word

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01824353&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3575276&tmp_track_link=ot_search

'Paper size mismatch' Message Displays on the HP Photosmart Printer

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01631553&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3575276&tmp_track_link=ot_search

Hope I help you a bit.

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When copying directly from the glass panel,it will only print a quarter of the page -however it prints and coorectly if we print directly from the computer.
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open printers and faxes from control panel.
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I got around this problem by tricking the printer. The paper sensor, on my printer model hp4500 seems to only sense the paper at the beggining of the print job. What I did to trick the printer to print on odd size paper is slide the paper adjuster to 8.5 and put a regular white sheet in. Then put your odd size paper under it. When you print your document set the number of copies to 2 and print. The printer is going to sense that the paper is correct, and start the job. Here is the tricky part... one the first 8.5x11 sheet is almost all the way through quickly slide the paper adjuster over to match the size of your odd width paper. The printer should pick up the odd paper and print the second copy. Fool you printa! You should be able to do batches of odd paper size under the first 8.5X11 I hope this helps.
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