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Prints extra blank page for every one page of printed material

My officejet is printing a blank page before every printed page. can you help?
How do I correct this? If I am printing a document that is 2 pages long, the printer will spit out 1 blank page, 1 printed page, 1 blank page and then 1 printed page.


I've checked all my printing set up and it's all set to print one page, but it always puts out a blank page before the printed page comes out. I have an HP Photosmart 7200 series inkjet printer and it is doing the same thing. I get a blank page and then a printed page and then a blank page and then a printed page. I do not know how to make it stop spitting out the blank pages. We have tried setting it back to the original settings but that does not seem to help.

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  • STully910 Aug 02, 2008

    My 7200 series does the same... prints one blank page before every printed page

  • jtroen Aug 10, 2008

    I have the same problem... I'm getting ready to throw my printer in a lake!

  • reaganrayne Aug 11, 2008

    HP 2800 prints a blank page for every printed page.

  • fototaker Aug 15, 2008

    My HP 3210 shoots out a blank page before printing out anything. It does this every time. How do I fix this? Help, please!

  • chelsea17 Aug 16, 2008

    HP Photosmart 7280 has the same problem - prints one blank page for EACH printed page.

  • kimtom Sep 02, 2008

    printer spits out a blank page between every printed page

  • derekonline Sep 17, 2008

    I have the exact same problem (with the same printer) and it just started. I completely uninstalled and reinstalled the printer driver & software and it still does it!

  • Sue1903 Sep 17, 2008

    I tried to remove all of the check marks from the default and non-default printer listings, but then I got a warning message that no one would be able to print from the printer. So, I left one check mark for "everyone" to "print", but it still prints the blank pages.

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    C7280 Does the same

  • webxcreation
    webxcreation Oct 26, 2008

    See Solution 5.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem with my Photosmart C7250. It's a real pain and it takes so much time to print! Plus, not all of the pages will re-feed.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    We have the same problem with our new Konica Minolta Bizhub C20 printers.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I have the samw problem

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Same here.

  • bondzi35 Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem :(

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    every time I print a document every other page is blank

  • ljdreher Apr 14, 2009

    HP Photosmart D7260 prints an extra blank page for every page printed. This is an ethernet network printer

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    same here and extra pape and off-line once it turned off. I miss uninstall and reinstall ever time it's been powered off

  • ywywlarry May 07, 2009

    prints extra blank sheet before any page. doesn't matter program I'm printing from on Photosmart C7280


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Ok, I too have HP Photosmart 7280 and it was spit'g out a blank page after each print page.
I went into the Control Panel/Printers - Right click on the HP Photosmart 7200 series icon and choose delete. Don't worry...just delete it.
Right above (Vista) click on Add a Printer - it's going to ask you if you want to add a local printer which is connected via USB connection or if you are set up wireless then choose Network
It will find your printer click on the printer hit next - then this is the most important step
It will ask you to find the manufacturer it shows Hewlett-Packard and underneath it shows HP - Do not click on HP - you'll have the same problem with that driver - choose Hewlett-Packard and find this driver HP Photosmart C7200 series Version 61.71.244.0 [3/23/07]
Hopefully they are all digitally signed with this information.
Click on that driver and click next - then click on replace the current driver and click next.
Print a test page and problem should be solved. Hope it helped!

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In my case it was a lot easier than all the above solutions. I had this problem only with the network printer, Photosmart C7280, but not with the one that was connected with USB. I have two laptops: one is 2 yrs old, Vista 32-bit and another one is brand new with 64-bit Vista. You have to make sure you choose Hewlett Packard (not HP) and Photosmart C7200 Series (not 7200 Series) when install network printer. It did the trick for both of my laptops.

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I believe this will solve your problem. It did for me.

delete your printing device and reinstall,
when it asks for your driver, let it search for it.
When your options come up, find "HP" then look for "HP Officejet 7200"
DO NOT install "HP Photoprinter 7200".

This should take care of it.
Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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    Solution 5 is for HP Photosmart C7280 printers.

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On the Advanced tab under Properties, make sure "Print directly to the printer" is selected

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AH HA! Wow, after some investigating trying to figure out how to fix this problem for myself, I've come across what I hope *crosses fingers* will be a solution.

Open up the Printers folder from Control Panel.
I personally had 2 different entries for the same printer. (One said 'Photosmart C7280', the other said 'Photosmart 7280') Though I had selected the C7280 printer as my default, I noticed while watching the Printers folder that my print jobs were actually going through the non-default printer.
I opened up the printer Properties (not Preferences) page, went to the Securities tab and removed ALL check marks from ALL groups and usernames.

I started printing various jobs and *knock on wood* so far have not run into the 'phantom page' again!

Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • derekonline Sep 18, 2008

    In my case, as mentioned previously, when I opened the Printers folder in Control Panel, there were 2 printers listed (though I actually only have 1) And I noticed while watching the Printer folder as I ran a print job that they were actually being run through the NON-default printer. So I removed ALL check marks from the NON-default Printer Properties page.

    If you have the same situation (with multiple listings in the Printers folder), it is completely OK to remove ALL check marks from every entry except the one you have designated as your Default Printer. (Yes, I got the same ominous warning message but don't worry - if this doesn't work out for you, you can always go back in and replace the check marks.)

    So again, back in my case, since I had 2 printers listed, I left the Default one alone but I removed all check marks from the other entry. I've run at least 30 print jobs so far and haven't had the issue show up at all.


  • derekonline Sep 24, 2008

    Gacks, I have the same printer, experienced the same problems, and I found a solution to the problem (at least in my case) which I posted to this forum which is here as Solution #2.
    Good luck!

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I had the same problem. Solution #6 worked for me.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • NotSME Feb 11, 2009

    omiroshn fix worked for me:




    • Control Panel

    • Printers

    • I deleted my current default printer

    • I then went to add a printer

    • Wireless/Bluetooth option

    • Picked the Photosmart from the available list

    • Chose Hewlett Packard (not HP) and Photosmart C7200 Series (not 7200 Series)

    • finished the install

    Fixed my problem. Good luck





    'choose Hewlett Packard (not HP) and Photosmart C7200 Series (not 7200 Series) when install network printer.'

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You need to uninstall all the printers under CONTROL PANNEL AND PRINTERS then DELETE all C7200 or 7200 printers and fax, then use your disk to reinstall it works or else you can go to www.hp.com and chat live with someone who can help out

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Mine was worse. My HPC7280 would print 4 pages between each normal page. On this Vista equiped and Networked laptop I had installed the driver from the HP web site, the C7200 series driver to be exact AND the reccommended update. Please note as other other user mentioned, The PC with the printer connected directly to it via USB worked fine.
To make long story short, since the PC connected to the printer directly worked fine, I remembered that I had loaded the drivers and other **** from HP directly from the suplied CD that came with the printer. So I uninstalled the HP C7200 series driver from the networked laptop, and shoved in the CD from HP and loaded up the driver, the HP troubleshooter, and the HP updater. I selected the advanced user and not the easy setup that downloads all sorts of **** to the hard drive. After about 45 minutes and accepting whatever stupid license agreements form HP I was finished downloading. Even though I selected only the driver, the HP troubleshooter, and the HP updater, a lot of other stuff downloaded also. Anyway, this solved the problem. The HP C7280 with the HP C7200 series driver downloaded from the CD WITHOUT the new update (which is availiable on the HP website) prints fine now. I have unselected the auto updates, just in case there is something wrong with the updated driver

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I have found this problem to be stemmed from the default Windows driver for this system. I replaced that driver with the HP driver and it resolved the problem. Here is the link right to the HP website for the proper drivers. I am pasting this to help folks avoid going to NON-HP sites for the driver. Many of these sites try to get you to offer up information or install their "Driver Discover" software. I recommend against installing this type of software on your PC..

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=3184567&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

I hope that this helps...

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I tried this and marked "print directly to the printer" as you noted. Problem is STILL NOT FIXED.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

  • chelsea17 Jul 26, 2009

    I tried solutions which several other people made. Deleted the driver and re-installed being careful to chose the correct Hewlet Packer C7280 driver. The printer now works fine.

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I had the same prblem but printing from AS400, the solution was on the AS400 i changed the lines per/sheet from 66 to 60. This was going on only on the HP printer all the IBM printer were printing normal...

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I have the exact same problem. any fixes?

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I am asking for a solution to the problem. My printer is a HP Photosmart C7280 inkjet

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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SOURCE: prints extra blank page for every one page of printed material

Reduce the amount of paper in the print try.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: prints extra blank page for every one page of printed material

hi,

try this

> unplug the usb cable from the computer
> click on "start--> control panel--> printers and faxes"
> select the printer icon associated with your printer and delete it.
> now plug the usb cable to the printer
> wait for few minutes while all the drivers are installed.

thats it... now try to print... it should be resolved

thanks and regards
agnel

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: One extra blank page coming out for each page actually printed

    1. Open Printers and Faxes .
    1. Windows XP: Click Start , and then click Printers and Faxes .
    • Windows Vista: Click the Start icon (c01319360.gif ), click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers and Faxes .
    • Windows 2000: Click Start , click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers and Faxes .
    1. Right-click your product, and then click Properties .
    2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab. Figure 1: Advanced tab in Properties dialog box 41c9c35.gif
    3. Click the Separator Page... button. The Separator Page dialog box opens. Figure 2: Separator Page dialog box
    4. bb32f03.gifDelete all templates listed in the Separator Page box, and then click OK .
    1. If you deleted any templates, click Apply , and then click OK . If you did not delete any templates, click OK .
    NOTE: The Separator Page function is not related to any network function. To disable the separator page on a network, contact your network administrator or vendor.
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    SOURCE: printer spits out blank page

    This should solve this problem if you haven't already. It's real simple.


    Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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    SOURCE: One extra blank page coming out for each page actually printed

    There you go. Good luck!

    Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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