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Paper mismatch error

I am trying to print invitations and it keeps telling me paper mismatch Paper size or type is incorrect. I have set all of the settings in word for the proper size paper. I can't find anywhere to adjust the paper settings on the printer itself. Can you help?

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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... 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.
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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.

You can also send me questions on my

personal email - christian4122@yahoo


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Christian from HP

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Trying to print wedding invitations that are size 5.50 by 8.50 and keep getting a paper size mismatch error even after changing the setting in the size


The paper size on the printer and the paper size from the software must match.

Look for the owners manual for the printer and loook for the section that describes how to set the paper size on the printer.

Good Luck

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I need to feed custom paper into my C5580. It is 8.75" x 5.75" inch cardstock for shower invitations. How do I set up to print on this paper? I keep getting the paper size mismatch error. ...


You'll need to change the paper size in the printer setup options. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. In the software application you're printing from, go to File menu and select "Print."
  2. Open the dialog box that will open the printer's properties, options, setup or preferences (name depends on the software used).
  3. Click the Features tab.
  4. Under Resizing Options in the Size drop-down list, select "More."
  5. Choose "custom paper size" to enter the dimensions of your card stock.
There are other options you may want to tweak to customize the print job for your paper type, resolution, orientation, &c., as well.

Good luck!

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Paper mismatch errors occur because the product scans the width of the envelope before printing. If the paper size setting in the printer driver does not match the paper actually loaded in the product, the product reports a 'Paper Mismatch' error. The message saves paper and ink by preventing print jobs from accidentally printing on the wrong paper. For example, the print job might be for a 101.6 x 152.4 mm (4 x 6 inch) photo, but there is letter-size paper loaded in the product. The error message displays to make sure that ink is not wasted on the wrong paper type. try this out , disable the automatic paper type sensor.
  1. Open the Print dialog box.
    1. In Word 2003, click File , and then click Print
    2. In Word 2007, click the Office button (c01850900.gif ), and then click Print .
  2. Make sure that your product is in the Name drop-down list box, and then clickProperties .
  3. Click the Features or Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Paper type drop-down list, click Plain paper .
  5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  6. Click OK again to print the current print job.

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Paper size mismatch - c5280 hp all-in-one printer


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.
Deny When the 8.5x11

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Mismatch paper size error


Click on Print, then Properties, then features.
About half way down there is a drop down box under sizing options.
Click on custom
Create a name, and put your width and height in.
Click Save and then OK
Completely X out of the print options.
Then Click
File, print
on the bottom of that screen there should be a scale to paper size drop down box. Scroll to the bottom and your saved name and dimensions should be there.

You will have to setup each individual sized template ones and then just scale to fit each time. Hope this helps

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I had this problem on the 6300 and was able to fix it by doing the following:

After selecting print, select preferences.
Select the Features tab.
Under Resizing Options, select "Custom" from the drop down menu.
Put in the custom dimensions of the paper on which you are printing.
Save it under a new name (e.g., "Invitation")

When it is time to print,
Select "More" from the drop down tab under Resizing Options.
At the bottom of the list of those options, you will see your custom sized saved.
Select it, and happy printing.

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Paper jam when trying to print envelopes.


You need to make sure that your print sriver setting match the setting on the printer itself.

If setting are changed on the printer itself to envelopes then when you go to print click preferences button on print screen and look for a place to change paper type (usually defaulted to letter size.) Change paper type to envelpoes and click ok. Click ok again on print screen and it should print correctly.

Paper types must be configured the same on the device as well as the print driver installed on the computer.

Hope this helps
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Paper mismatch


Hi kingwa55,

I have an hp photosmart c4480 and was having the same problem printing wedding invitations. Same size 5.5"x8.5'. Im not sure if this will work on your printer, but this is what I had to do.

Click on Print, then Properties, then features.
About half way down there is a drop down box under sizing options.
Click on custom
Create a name, and put your width and height in.
Click Save and then OK
Completely X out of the print options.
Then Click
File, print, properties,features, click the drop down box under sizing options.
Click more and scroll to the bottom and it should be there.

If your options are different then mine, I'm sorry for wasting your time.

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