It will **** up the paper for an inch.. then continue to print but paper still isnt being printed on?? the the alarm llight will come on and mycompuer will stay that the paper is jammed but its not. i have reset it plenty of times and the same thing happens
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The first thing you need to do is to check the paper size selected in the application you are printing. If you are printing from a Windows based application you WILL find that the paper size selected in the application you are printing from is set to A4.
On the printer you can set the paper size in the following way;
Power the printer ON holding down the SETUP button to unlock the menu, release SETUP when the printer finishes initializing
Put the printer OFFLINE press SETUP
Press the button under MENU
Press the button under NEXT until you see FORMLEN (if you do not see FORMLEN select the PAPER option it may be a sub menu for PAPER)
Press the button under TRACTOR 1
Press the button under LINES
Use button 2 to reduce the number of lined to 18 (3 inch x 6 lines per inch)
Press the button under SET to save the setting
I am assuming the form length is 3 inches, if it is 1.25 inches this may be outside the specification for the printer and you may not be able to select this it is also not dividable by 6 lines per inch
Envelpopes should be printed using the feed tray located in the front of the printer not through the paper cassette. Try this:
Follow these steps to print on envelopes from a computer running Windows.
For specific details on formatting text for printing on envelopes, consult the help files in the word processing software. For best results, consider using a label for the return address.
Click File , and then click Print .
The Print dialog box opens.
Depending on the software program, click Properties , Options , Printer Setup , or Preferences .
The printer Properties dialog box opens.
Click the Paper/Quality tab.
Select Envelope as the paper type.
From the Size drop-down list, select the applicable size. To create a custom size envelope, use the following steps:
On the Paper/Quality tab, click Custom .
Click in the Name text box, and then enter a name for the custom envelope size.
Click in the Width text box, and then enter the width.
Make certain the size is in inches. Click the Use Millimeters/Use Inches button to toggle between using millimeters and inches to define the custom paper size.
Click in the Height text box, and then enter the height.
Click Save .
Click Apply to save the settings.
Click OK to print the envelopes.
An error message might display asking to load an envelope into the manual feed tray. This might occur even if the envelopes are loaded. Make sure the envelopes are loaded, and then click Continue . The product will continue printing from whichever input tray contains the envelopes.
Try the following: take an A4 sheet of paper and glue a 2 - inch strip of sanding paper onto the top of the sheet (full width of the page). sanding paper should be about 120 grain.
Now feed the page with the sand paper first (rough surface on top) into the paper inlet. grab and hold the paper, then press paper feed or send a print job. The printer tries to feed you special sheet, but you won't let go. This will sand off the gunk from you feed rollers and give a bit of rough surface to the rubber. Repeat if needed, it should cure the problem.
This works if the problem is the roller surface, it will not fix a problem with misalignment or a missing/broken spring in the feed roller mechanism.
regards, the perfessa
Card stock on an HP can be a nuisance, due to the paper feed path. The stock has to curl around the platen.
Some things to check: Make sure you are telling the print driver you are using card stock. It should be in the printing preferences as paper type. The printer will respond differently, knowing it has the heavier paper. Also make sure that your paper guides are adjusted to fit the smaller stock. Just putting in 5.5 x 8.5 paper into an 8.5 x 11 tray may cause it to skew.
I am assuming that you are already telling it to print high quality, as it is for a wedding announcement, but make sure that you are. Slowing down the paper feed speed by putting it into high quality mode can help.
Your printer is an older model, so it could be that the rollers are wearing down, and it just can't feed the last bit as well. You could try to print it in "landscape" mode. Turn the paper 90 degrees in the paper tray, so that the 8.5" is the feed side. This will allow the printer to have a better grip on the paper as it goes through. A word of caution with this method, though. HP's have a 1/2 inch margin at the bottom of the paper where it can't print. Turning the paper 90 degrees will force you to have a side margin of 1/2 inch. Currently, your bottom margin has to be 1/2 inch. I don't know what your layout looks like, so I don't know if you can turn the paper.
If you are the one getting married, the congratulations, good luck, and mazel tov! (Have to cover all the basis).
If the paper isnt being pulled in the chances are that you have a foreign object in the paper path. First of all turn the printer off & disconnect all cables. Turn the printer upside down and give a good shake, with luck the blockage should fall out. If not then you need to be a bit brave, make sure the print carriage is parked fully to the right and out of the way. You will need an A4 (approx) sized piece of stiff cardboard such as the backing from an A4 note pad. Insert this into the paper feed locating it between the feed rollers on the R/H side. Then push quite firmly to overcome the spring pressure, when you feel it push through about a half inch stop and open the printer to see what is being pushed through. Push the card fully through and retrieve the foreign object (I have found everything from paperclips, curtain hooks and even a golf tee!). Push the card through fully and out of the printer. Always remove paper jams etc, in the direction of the paper feed whenever possible as pulling anything backwards can dislodge or break the sensor flags. Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution, thanks.
Fred shine a flashlight down the paper feed throat and see if the feer roller is rotating when the printer tries to print. I have had to replace many of the feed rolls and separation pads in this series of printer. the tires get dirty or worn and feed multiple sheets or none at all. check for obstructions as well-sometimes the black mylar sheet which sits in front of the feed roll gets in the way of the paper path and has to be pushed in place. I have also seen paper pieces stuck next to the paper path switch which is visible after removing the toner cartridge. hope this helps.