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Having trouble trying to figure out how to get the paper set.

I need to print a large amount of 5x7 cards, but I can not figure out how to get the paper set right so that it is centered on the card. Help, anyone with knowledge of this new technology.

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As this card is not suppourted by the all-in-one. We need to manually set the size of the card in custom settings under print settings in HP Solution center. Also choose paper type as plain paper and click OK.

After entering the size of the paper and giving it a name, once close and reopen the solution center and then select the name which we have given to this size and click OK and try to print.

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