HP PHOTOSMART 7200 Setup guide

hp photosmart
7200 series
basics guide
hp photosmart 7200 series
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or product numbers (A6214A, A6214AZ).
safety information
Always follow basic safety precautions when using this product to reduce risk of injury from fire or electric shock.
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Warning! To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or any type of moisture.
Warning! Potential shock hazard.
Read and understand all instructions in the HP Photosmart Setup Guide.
Use only a grounded electrical outlet when connecting the unit to a power source. If you do not know whether the outlet is
grounded, check with a qualified electrician.
Observe all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Unplug this product from wall outlets before cleaning.
Do not install or use this product near water or when you are wet.
Install the product securely on a stable surface.
Install the product in a protected location where no one can step on or trip over the power cord, and where the power cord
will not be damaged.
If the product does not operate normally, see the troubleshooting information in the HP Photosmart Printer Help.
There are no operator serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Use in a well-ventilated area.
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basics guide
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get started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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print from a memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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print using the hp photosmart 7200 series assistant . . . . . 29
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print using the direct-printing port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
find information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
what’s in the box?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
printer parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
front with main cover open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
indicator lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
memory card slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
paper information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
load paper in the in tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
load paper in the photo cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
remove the photo cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
maintain the quality of your photo paper. . . . . . . . . . . .
store the paper trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
print cartridge information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
install or replace a print cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
calibrate the print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
remove the print cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
print cartridge storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
use ink-backup printing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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supported memory cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
insert a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
remove a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
print photos from a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
use the hp photosmart 7200 series assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
print from the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
print 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
print a photo collage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
print camera-selected photos using the control panel. . . . . . 27
save photos from the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
use the hp photosmart assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
view memory card information provided by the assistant . . . . . 30
view error condition information provided by the assistant . . . . 31
connect your hp digital camera to the direct-printing port . . . . . 33
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connect your notebook computer to the direct-printing port . . . 34
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print from your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
print using your Windows PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
use the Windows PC taskbar icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
print using your Macintosh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
recommended paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
printer specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
hardware problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
printing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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welcome
Thank you for purchasing an HP Photosmart 7200 Series printer! With your new
photo printer, you can print beautiful photos, save photos to your computer, and
create fun and easy projects.
For information about:
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Printing photos stored on your memory card, see print from a memory
card on page 19.
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Printing camera-selected photos stored on your memory card, see print
camera-selected photos using the control panel on page 27.
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Printing borderless photos from your computer, see print from your
computer on page 37.
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Printing camera-selected photos by connecting your HP direct-printing
digital camera to your printer, see connect your hp digital camera to the
direct-printing port on page 33.
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Saving photos to your computer, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart
printer help on page 2.
find information
Your new printer comes with the following documentation to help you get started
and take full advantage of your printer’s capabilities:
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Setup Guide—The HP Photosmart 7200 Series Setup Guide contains quick
and easy instructions to help you set up your printer and install the printer
software.
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Basics Guide—The HP Photosmart 7200 Series Basics Guide is the booklet
you are reading. This booklet describes the basic features of your printer
and contains hardware troubleshooting information.
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Setup & Support Reference Guide—The HP Photosmart Setup & Support
Reference Guide explains how to install and set up the software that
comes with your printer. This guide contains software troubleshooting
information, describes how to get support from www.hp.com/support,
and explains how to contact HP support.
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HP Photosmart Printer Help—The HP Photosmart Printer Help describes
how to use the more advanced features of your new printer. The Printer
Help includes information about printer care and maintenance, advanced
troubleshooting, and error messages.
After you have installed the HP Photosmart printer software on your
computer, you can view and print the HP Photosmart Printer Help.
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view the hp photosmart printer help
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Windows® PC: From the Start menu, select Programs (in Windows XP,
select All Programs); Hewlett-Packard; Photosmart 140, 240, 7200,
7600, 7700, 7900 Series; Photo & Imaging Director. From the Photo &
Imaging Director, click Help.
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Macintosh®: Insert the HP Photosmart CD. In the User Docs folder,
select your language, then double-click the photosmart 7260.html file.
print the hp photosmart printer help
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Windows PC: Click Print in the top navigation bar of the HP Photosmart
Printer Help window.
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Macintosh: Click in the frame you want to print. From the File menu,
select Print, or click Print in the top navigation bar of the browser.
what’s in the box?
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Your printer box contains the following items:
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HP Photosmart 7200 Series printer
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Photo paper storage bag
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HP Photosmart 7200 Series Setup Guide
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HP Photosmart 7200 Series Basics Guide and HP Photosmart Setup &
Support Reference Guide
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HP Photosmart 7200 Series printer software CD
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HP Photosmart CD HP #57 tri-color print cartridge and HP #58 photo print
cartridge
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Print cartridge protector
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Photo cassette
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Power supply (may vary in appearance or have an additional power cord)
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printer parts
front
Top cover
Lift this cover to access
the removable photo
cassette
Control panel
Use these buttons to
print or save
photos. For more
information, see
control panel on
page 4
Main cover
Lift this cover to extend the
paper trays and access
the print cartridges
Out tray
Use this tray to catch
your printed photos
or documents
In tray
Place paper or other
media in this tray for
printing
front with main cover open
Color cartridge icon
If there is a problem with
the tri-color print cartridge,
the print cartridge
carriage stops here when
the main cover is opened
Print cartridge
storage area
Use this area to
store a print
cartridge in its
print cartridge
protector when it
is not in use
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Other cartridge icon
If there is a problem
with the black or photo
print cartridge, the print
cartridge carriage stops
here when the main
cover is opened
Print cartridge cradle
The tri-color and black or
photo cartridges are installed
here. For more information,
see print cartridge
information on page 12
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back
Rear access door
Remove this door to
clear a paper jam
USB port
Use this port to
connect the
printer to your
computer
Power cord connection
Use this port to connect the
power cord included with
the printer
control panel
Direct-printing port
Use this port to
connect a notebook
computer or an HP
direct-printing digital
camera to the printer
CANCEL
ON
SAVE
PRINT 4 X 6 PHOTOS
PRINT PHOTO
COLLAGE
See the following table for a description of button functions.
Button
Description
ON
Press this button to turn the printer on or off.
SAVE
Press this button to save the contents of the memory
card to your computer.
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Button
Description
PRINT 4 X 6 PHOTOS
Use this button to print 4 x 6 inch photos:
• Press this button to print all photos or all
camera-selected photos on the memory card.
• Press and hold this button to print all photos on
a memory card that have not been previously
printed from the control panel.
• Press this button to continue printing after
resolving a printing error.
• Press this button to continue printing after
reloading paper.
PRINT PHOTO COLLAGE
Use this button to print photo collage pages:
Note: A photo collage prints four images on 4 x 6
inch paper or nine images on 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
• Press this button to print all photos or all
camera-selected photos on the memory card
on photo collage pages.
• Press and hold this button to print on photo
collage pages all photos on a memory card
that have not been previously printed from the
control panel.
• Press this button to continue printing after
resolving a printing error.
• Press this button to continue printing after
reloading paper.
CANCEL
Use this button to stop a process:
• Press this button to stop printing.
• Press this button to stop saving images from the
memory card to your computer.
• Press this button to skip printing cameraselected photos on a memory card so you can
print unmarked photos.
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indicator lights
Print cartridge status light
Green
A print cartridge is low on ink
Red
One of the print cartridges is not
installed correctly or has failed
Printer status light
Off
The printer is off
Green
The printer is on
Blinking (Green)
The printer is busy
Blinking (Red)
The printer requires
attention
Memory card light
Off
There is no memory card inserted
Green
The memory card is inserted
correctly
Blinking (Green)
Information is being transmitted
between the memory card and the
printer or computer
Blinking (Red)
There is a problem with the memory
card or more than one memory card
is inserted into a memory card slot
Blinking (Red then Green) after
pressing the PRINT button
There are no photos on the memory
card
memory card slots
Sony® Memory Stick
memory card slot
You can insert a
supported Sony
Memory Stick memory
card into this slot
MultiMediaCard™/Secure Digital™
memory card slot
You can insert a MultiMediaCard
or a Secure Digital memory card
into this slot
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SmartMedia™/xD-Picture
Card™ memory card slot
You can insert a SmartMedia
memory card into the upper
portion of this slot or an xDPicture Card memory card
into the lower right portion of
this slot
CompactFlash™/IBM® Microdrive
memory card slot
You can insert a CompactFlash or an
IBM Microdrive memory card into
this slot
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paper information
You can print your photos on a wide variety of paper sizes, from 3 x 5 inches
(76 x 127 mm) up to 8.5 x 14 inches (216 x 356 mm) paper, and on 4 x 6 inch
(10 x 15 cm) photo paper.
If you are using HP premium plus photo paper, select the paper type when you
set up the printing project. For more information, see print using your Windows
PC on page 37 or print using your Macintosh on page 40.
For a list of available HP-designed inkjet paper, or to purchase supplies, go to:
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www.hpshopping.com (U.S.)
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www.hp-go-supplies.com (Europe)
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www.jpn.hp.com/supply/inkjet (Japan)
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www.hp.com/paper (Asia/Pacific)
load paper in the in tray
You can load paper in many different sizes, from 3 x 5 inches (76 x 127 mm) up
to 8.5 x 14 inches (216 x 356 mm), in the In tray. For more information about
supported paper types and sizes, see recommended paper on page 43.
Note: The photo cassette must not be installed when printing on paper
loaded in the In tray.
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Lift the main cover of the printer, and slide the paper width guide as far to
the left as it will go.
Paper width
guide
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Lift the Out tray and place a stack of paper in the In tray.
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Load the paper with the side to be printed facing down.
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Always load paper in the portrait orientation, with the shortest edge
feeding into the printer.
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Be careful not to use too much or too little paper. It may be difficult for
the printer to pick up a sheet of paper when there are only one or two
sheets in the In tray. For more information about the amount of paper to
load in the In tray, see printer specifications on page 44.
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Use one type and size of paper at a time. Do not mix paper types or
sizes in the In tray.
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Push the paper into the printer as far as it will go without bending.
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Lower the Out tray.
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Adjust the paper width guide to fit snugly against the edge of the paper
without bending the paper. The paper width guide holds the paper straight
as it feeds into the printer.
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Close the main cover.
load paper in the photo cassette
Use the photo cassette to load 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) paper. To print borderless
photos, use 4 x 6 inch photo paper with a 0.5 inch tab (10 x 15 cm with 1.25
cm tab); the photo prints without borders on three sides and with a small border
on the bottom edge that you can tear off. HP does not recommend printing
borderless photos on plain paper. For more information about recommended
paper types, see recommended paper on page 43.
Note: Before inserting the photo cassette into the printer, be sure to remove
any paper from the In tray.
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Lift the top cover on the printer and remove the photo cassette.
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Place up to 20 sheets of photo paper in the photo cassette with the side to
be printed facing down. If you are using tabbed paper, insert the paper so
the tabbed end goes into the cassette first.
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Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left and remove any paper
from the In tray.
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Lift the main cover.
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Lift the Out tray and line the photo cassette up with the far right edge of the
In tray.
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Gently slide the photo cassette into the printer until it snaps into place.
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Note: Check the icon on the photo cassette to ensure that you are inserting
the photo cassette in the correct orientation. The HP logo on the photo
cassette should be facing up.
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Lower the Out tray.
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Slide the paper width guide to the right until it cradles the photo cassette,
and then close the main cover.
remove the photo cassette
When you are finished printing 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos, follow these
steps to remove the photo cassette:
Note: The photo cassette must be removed to print on paper loaded in the
In tray.
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Lift the main cover and slide the paper width guide all the way to the left.
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Lift the Out tray.
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Grasp the photo cassette by the handle and gently pull the photo cassette
toward you until it disengages from the printer.
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Lower the Out tray and close the main cover.
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maintain the quality of your photo paper
To ensure high-quality prints, it is important to maintain the quality of your photo
paper. This section provides information about storing and handling your photo
paper.
store photo paper
Keep unused photo paper in the photo paper storage bag that was shipped with
your printer. Store the packaged photo paper on a flat surface in a cool, dry
place.
When you are ready to print, remove only the paper you plan to use
immediately. When you have finished printing, return any unused photo paper
to the photo paper storage bag and seal it.
Note: Do not leave unused paper in the printer’s paper tray. The paper may
start to curl, which may reduce the quality of your photographs. Photo paper
should be flat before printing.
handle photo paper
Always hold photo paper by the edges. Fingerprints on photo paper can reduce
print quality.
If the corners of the photo paper curl, place the paper in a resealable plastic bag
and gently bend it in the opposite direction of the curl until the paper lies flat.
store the paper trays
For safe and convenient storage of your printer, the Out and In trays fold up into
your printer. You can store the paper trays by following these steps:
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Turn off the printer.
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Lift the main cover.
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Lift and fold back the Out tray.
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Lift and fold up the In tray so that it lies over the Out tray.
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Close the main cover.
print cartridge information
Your HP Photosmart 7200 Series printer prints in color and in black and white.
HP provides a range of print cartridges so that you can choose the best print
cartridges for your project.
Installing a print cartridge that is not in this table may invalidate your printer
warranty.
To print...
Use these print cartridges...
Color or black and
white documents
HP #57 (C6657A)—Tri-color print cartridge
and
HP #56 (C6656A)—Black print cartridge
Color photos
HP #57 (C6657A)—Tri-color print cartridge
and
HP #58 (C6658A)—Photo print cartridge
When you install a print cartridge, match the number on the print cartridge to
the number on the inside of the main cover. The printer holds two print cartridges
at a time.
Caution! Check that you are using the correct print cartridges. Also, note
that HP does not recommend modifying or refilling HP print cartridges.
Damage that results from modifying or refilling HP print cartridges is not
covered by HP’s warranty.
Whenever you remove a print cartridge from the printer, store it in a print
cartridge protector. Failure to properly store your print cartridge can cause the
print cartridge to fail. For more information about storing your print cartridges,
see print cartridge storage on page 17.
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install or replace a print cartridge
To get the best performance from your printer, use only genuine HP factory-filled
print cartridges.
To get maximum use from your print cartridges, turn off the printer when it is not
in use. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power source (such as a power
strip) until the Printer Status light is off. Waiting to turn off the printer allows it to
store the print cartridges properly.
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If the printer is off, press the ON button on the printer’s control panel to
turn on the printer.
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Lift the main cover of the printer. The print cartridge cradle moves to the
middle of the printer.
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If you are replacing a print cartridge, push down and pull outward on the
print cartridge to unsnap it from the print cartridge cradle. Remove the
print cartridge and store, recycle, or discard it. For information about
recycling print cartridges, go to www.hp.com/recycle.
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Take the new print cartridge out of its package.
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Grasp the pink tab and gently peel off the clear plastic tape. Make sure
you remove only the clear tape. Be sure to install the print cartridge
immediately after removing the tape; ink nozzles exposed longer than one
minute may dry out and cause printing problems later. Once the tape is
removed, do not attempt to replace it.
Copper contacts
Ink nozzles
Caution! Do not touch the ink nozzles or the copper contacts on the print
cartridge. Touching these parts may cause the print cartridge to fail.
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Insert the print cartridge:
Note: The tri-color print cartridge must be installed in the left stall of the print
cartridge cradle. The black or the photo print cartridge must be installed in
the right stall of the print cartridge cradle.
a. Hold the print cartridge so the copper contacts go into the print
cartridge cradle first. Line up the ridges on the left and right sides of the
top of the print cartridge with the grooves on the inside of the print
cartridge cradle. The label on the print cartridge should face upwards.
a. Carefully slide the print cartridge into the print cartridge cradle at a
slight angle, then firmly push the print cartridge in until it snaps into
place.
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Repeat steps 3–6 to install the second print cartridge.
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Close the main cover.
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calibrate the print cartridges
To ensure high-quality prints, each time you install or replace one or both of the
print cartridges, calibrate the cartridges to check that they are properly aligned.
You can calibrate the print cartridges using a Windows PC or a Macintosh
computer.
To calibrate the print cartridges using your Windows PC:
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If the printer is off, press the ON button on the printer’s control panel to turn
on the printer.
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Load paper in the In tray. For more information, see load paper in the in
tray on page 7.
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Right-click the printer icon on the Windows taskbar, and select Open hp
photosmart 7200 series toolbox from the menu that appears. For more
information about opening the HP Photosmart Series Toolbox, see the HP
Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the Printer Help,
see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2.
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From the Devices Services tab on the HP Photosmart Series Toolbox, click
Calibrate the Device.
The Align the Print Cartridges screen appears.
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Click Calibrate. Your printer will print a calibration page with seven sets of
alignment patterns. The Align the Print Cartridges screen reappears asking
you to review the alignment patterns and select the best page alignment,
pen alignment, and color calibration for your printer.
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Follow the onscreen instructions, and use the or buttons to make your
selections. Determine the appropriate selections from the printed page.
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Click Continue. Your printer prints a second page, and the Align the Print
Cartridges screen reappears.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the print cartridge calibration.
To calibrate the print cartridges using your Macintosh:
Note: The following steps are specific to OS X. For OS 9, the steps may be
slightly different. Be sure you have selected your HP Photosmart printer in
the Print Center (OS X) or in the Chooser (OS 9) before you begin printing.
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If the printer is off, press the ON button on the printer’s control panel to turn
on the printer.
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Load paper in the In tray. For more information, see load paper in the in
tray on page 7.
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Select Calibrate from the HP Inkjet Utility pop-up menu. For information
about opening the HP Inkjet Utility, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the Printer Help, see view the hp photosmart
printer help on page 2.
The Calibrate panel appears.
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Click Align. Your printer prints a calibration page with five sets of
alignment patterns.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to review the alignment patterns, and use
the sliders to select the best alignment for your print cartridges. Use the
printed page to determine your selections.
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Click Verify when you have finished making your selections. Your printer
prints a second page, and the Calibrate panel appears with new
instructions.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the print cartridge calibration.
remove the print cartridge
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With the printer turned on, lift the main cover of the printer. The print
cartridge cradle moves to the middle of the printer.
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If you are replacing the print cartridge, push down and pull outward on the
print cartridge to unsnap it from the print cartridge cradle. Remove the print
cartridge and store, recycle, or discard it. For information about recycling
print cartridges, go to www.hp.com/recycle.
print cartridge storage
The print cartridge protector is designed to keep the ink in the black print
cartridge or the photo print cartridge from drying out when it is not being used.
Caution! It is critical that the print cartridge be placed in the print cartridge
protector when it is not installed in the printer. Failure to properly store the
print cartridge can result in the failure of the print cartridge.
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To insert a print cartridge into the print cartridge protector, slide the print
cartridge into the print cartridge protector at a slight angle and snap it
securely into place.
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To remove the print cartridge from the print cartridge protector, press down
and back on the top of the print cartridge protector to release the print
cartridge, then slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge protector.
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Once you have inserted a print cartridge into the print cartridge protector, you
can store it in the print cartridge storage area located in your printer.
use ink-backup printing mode
Ink-backup Printing Mode allows you to keep printing even if one of your print
cartridges fails or runs out of ink. If you see a print cartridge error message on
your computer monitor, remove the print cartridge and close the main cover to
enter Ink-backup Printing Mode. Your computer displays a message reminding
you that the printer is in Ink-backup Printing Mode.
Note: Ink-backup Printing Mode allows you to keep printing, but it slows the
printer and affects the print quality. For the highest print quality, be sure to
replace the missing print cartridge as soon as possible.
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print from a memory card
It’s easy to print high-quality photos for yourself, family, and friends. If your
digital camera uses a memory card to store photos, you can insert the memory
card into the printer to print your photos—you don’t have to turn on your
computer or even have your printer connected to a computer!
Note: You can also print photos using your computer. For more information,
see print from your computer on page 37.
Note: Be sure to load photo paper into the In tray or the photo cassette
before printing.
supported memory cards
Your HP Photosmart printer can read the following memory cards:
CompactFlash Association (CFA) certified Type I and II, IBM Microdrive,
MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, SmartMedia, Sony Memory Sticks, xDPicture Card
These cards are manufactured by several vendors and are available in a variety
of storage capacities. You can purchase memory cards where you purchased
your digital camera or at most computer supply stores.
Caution! Using any other type of memory card may damage the memory
card and the printer.
IBM Microdrive
Sony Memory Sticks
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CompactFlash
Type I and II
Secure Digital
SmartMedia
MultiMediaCard
xD-Picture Card
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insert a memory card
After you have taken pictures with your digital camera, remove the memory card
from your camera and insert it into your printer. You can print photos
immediately or save the photos to your computer.
When the memory card is inserted correctly, the memory card light blinks and
then remains solid.
Caution! Do not pull out the memory card while the memory card light is
blinking. Removing a memory card while it is being accessed may damage
the printer or the memory card, or corrupt the information on the memory
card. For more information, see remove a memory card on page 23.
To insert a memory card:
1
Remove any memory cards that are already inserted into any of the
memory card slots.
2
Hold the memory card so the correct side faces up. To determine the
correct orientation for your memory card, see the table after these steps.
Note: To use a Sony Memory Stick Duo™ memory card, insert the memory
card into the adapter that came with the Memory Stick Duo before you
insert it into the printer’s memory card slot.
3
Insert the memory card into the appropriate memory card slot. The end
with the metal contacts or pinholes must go into the printer first.
Caution! Inserting the memory card any other way may damage the
memory card or the printer.
4
Gently push the memory card into the printer until it stops. The memory
card may not insert all the way into the printer.
Caution! Forcing the memory card into the printer too far may damage the
memory card or the printer.
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Note: If you insert a SmartMedia memory card upside down, the red
memory card light will begin blinking. Remove the memory card and
reinsert it properly.
Memory card
Memory card slot How to hold and insert the memory card
CompactFlash
Type I and II
Third slot from the • Front label faces up, and if the label has an arrow,
the arrow points toward the printer
top
• Pinholes insert into the printer first
IBM Microdrive
Third slot from the • Front label faces up, and if the label has an arrow,
the arrow points toward the printer
top
• Pinholes insert into the printer first
MultiMediaCard
Bottom slot
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• Label faces up, angled cutout is on the right, and
arrow points toward the printer
• Metal contacts face down
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Memory card
Memory card slot How to hold and insert the memory card
Secure Digital
Bottom slot
• Label faces up and angled cutout is on the right
• Metal contacts face down
SmartMedia
Top slot
• Angled cutout is on the left, and if the label has an
arrow, the arrow points toward the printer
• Metal contacts and label face down
Second slot from
Sony Memory
top
Sticks
Note: Some
memory sticks
require the adapter
that came with
them be attached
before you insert
the memory stick
into the printer
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• Angled cutout is on the left and arrow points
toward the printer
• Metal contacts face down
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Memory card
Memory card slot How to hold and insert the memory card
xD-Picture Card
Top slot
• Label faces up and arrow points toward the printer
• Metal contacts face down
remove a memory card
Use the procedures in this section to safely remove the memory card from the
printer’s memory card slot.
Caution! Do not pull out the memory card while the memory card light is
blinking. A blinking light means that the printer is accessing the memory
card. Wait until the memory card light remains solid. Removing a memory
card while it is being accessed may damage the printer and the memory
card or corrupt the information on the memory card.
remove a memory card when the printer is not connected to a computer
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Once the memory card light stops blinking, gently pull the memory card to
remove it from the printer’s memory card slot.
remove a memory card when the printer is connected to a Windows PC
1
If the memory card light is blinking, wait for it to stop.
2
With the memory card still inserted in the printer, right-click the memory
card icon in the Windows taskbar.
3
When the menu appears, select Prepare to remove card.
4
When prompted on the computer screen, click OK.
It is now safe to remove the memory card from the printer. Gently pull the
memory card to remove it from the printer’s memory card slot.
remove a memory card when the printer is connected to a Macintosh computer
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With the memory card still inserted in the printer, drag the memory card
icon from the desktop to the Trash.
2
Wait until the memory card light stops blinking, then remove the memory
card from the printer’s memory card slot.
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Your printer can print digital photos that are stored on your memory card.
Digital photos may be unmarked or camera-selected. For a list of supported
digital photo file types, see specifications on page 43.
Note: If the printer detects camera-selected photos, it will print only those
photos when you press one of the Print buttons. If you wish to print both
unmarked and camera-selected photos, you must press the CANCEL button
after inserting the memory card and before pressing one of the Print
buttons.
use the hp photosmart 7200 series assistant
If your printer is connected to a Windows PC, the HP Photosmart 7200 Series
Assistant (Assistant) appears on the computer screen when a memory card is
inserted. The Assistant provides information about the memory card slots and the
indicator lights. The Assistant also provides information about printing photo
collages and 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos from the control panel. For more
information, see print using the hp photosmart 7200 series assistant on
page 29.
print from the control panel
From the control panel you can print all of the photos on the memory card, only
the new photos on the memory card, or the camera-selected photos on the
memory card.
Note: If the printer detects camera-selected photos, it prints only those
photos when you press one of the Print buttons. If you wish to print both
unmarked and camera-selected photos, you must press the CANCEL button
after inserting the memory card then press one of the Print buttons.
Note: Be sure to load photo paper into the In tray or the photo cassette
before printing.
You can print photos from the control panel in the following ways:
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Print 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos
•
Print a photo collage
•
Print camera-selected photos using the control panel
print 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos
Press the PRINT 4 X 6 PHOTOS button to print 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos
from the memory card. If the photo cassette is loaded with 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15
cm) photo paper, each photo prints on a separate sheet. If the In tray is loaded
with letter size or A4 paper, three 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) images print on a
single sheet of paper. For information about loading the photo cassette, see
load paper in the photo cassette on page 8.
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To print 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos:
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2
Load the appropriate paper:
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To print individual 4 x 6 inch photos, load 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm)
photo paper in the In tray using the photo cassette
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To print three 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos on a single sheet of
paper, load letter size or A4 paper into the In tray
Insert a memory card into the printer’s memory card slot.
If the printer is connected to a Windows PC, the HP Photosmart 7200
Series Assistant window opens to provide additional information about the
photos on the memory card.
Note: If the printer detects camera-selected photos, it prints only those
photos when you press one of the Print buttons. If you wish to print both
unmarked and camera-selected photos, you must press the CANCEL button
after inserting the memory card then press one of the Print buttons.
3
Choose one of the following:
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If your digital camera allows you to mark photos for printing and you
want to print only the marked photos, press the PRINT 4 X 6 PHOTOS
button.
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If you have marked photos for printing and you want to print all the
photos on the memory card, press CANCEL, then press the PRINT 4 X 6
PHOTOS button.
–
If there are no marked photos on the memory card and you want to
print all of the photos on the memory card, press the PRINT 4 X 6
PHOTOS button.
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If there are no marked photos on the memory card and you want to
print only the new (previously unprinted from the control panel) photos
on the memory card, press and hold the PRINT 4 X 6 PHOTOS button
for three to five seconds.
If there are no new photos (previously unprinted from the control panel)
on the memory card, nothing happens if you press and hold this print
button.
Note: The photos print in reverse order; the last photo taken is the first photo
printed.
To stop printing, press the CANCEL button.
Note: If the printer runs out of paper while printing, load more paper in the
In tray or photo cassette, and press one of the Print buttons to resume
printing.
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print a photo collage
Press the PRINT PHOTO COLLAGE button to print small photos from the memory
card. If the photo cassette is loaded with 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photo paper,
four images print on a single sheet. If the In tray is loaded with letter size or A4
paper, nine images print on a single sheet of paper.
To print a photo collage:
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2
Load the appropriate paper:
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To print four images on a 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) sheet of photo
paper, load 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photo paper into the photo
cassette. For more information see load paper in the photo cassette on
page 8.
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To print nine photos on a single sheet of paper, load letter size or A4
paper into the In tray. For more information see load paper in the in
tray on page 7.
Insert a memory card into the printer’s memory card slot.
If the printer is connected to a Windows PC, the HP Photosmart 7200
Series Assistant window opens to provide additional information about the
photos on the memory card.
Note: If the printer detects camera-selected photos, it prints only those
photos when you press one of the Print buttons. If you wish to print both
unmarked and camera-selected photos, you must press the CANCEL button
after inserting the memory card, and then press one of the Print buttons.
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Choose one of the following:
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If your digital camera allows you to mark photos for printing and you
want to print only the marked photos, press the PRINT PHOTO COLLAGE
button.
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If you have marked photos for printing and you want to print all the
photos on the memory card, press CANCEL, and then press the PRINT
PHOTO COLLAGE button.
–
If there are no marked photos on the memory card and you want to
print all of the photos on the memory card, press the PRINT PHOTO
COLLAGE button.
–
If there are no marked photos on the memory card and you want to
print only the new (previously unprinted from the control panel) photos
on the memory card, press and hold the PRINT PHOTO COLLAGE
button for three to five seconds.
If there are no new photos (previously unprinted from the control panel)
on the memory card, nothing happens if you press and hold this print
button.
Note: The photos print in reverse order; the last photo taken is the first photo
printed.
Note: To stop printing, press the CANCEL button.
Note: If the printer runs out of paper while printing, load more paper in the
In tray or photo cassette, and press one of the Print buttons to resume
printing.
print camera-selected photos using the control panel
Your printer can print camera-selected digital photos that are stored on your
memory card. For a list of supported digital photo file types, see printer
specifications on page 44.
If the printer is connected to a computer and a memory card with cameraselected photos is inserted into a memory card slot, the HP Photosmart Assistant
displays instructions for how to print camera-selected photos on the computer
screen.
Note: Camera-selected photos usually include information about the size
and number of copies to print. If your camera-selected photos specify a size
other than the standard size options provided by your printer, the size you
specified in your camera overrides the size that you specify by pressing a
print button on the printer's control panel.
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Use your digital camera to select the photos you want to print. For more
information, see the documentation that came with your camera.
2
Load the appropriate paper:
3
–
To print individual 4 x 6 inch photos or a photo collage on 4 x 6 inch
(10 x 15 cm) photo paper, load 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photo paper
in the In tray using the photo cassette. For more information, see load
paper in the photo cassette on page 8.
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To print three 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photos on a single sheet of
paper or a photo collage, load letter size or A4 paper into the In tray.
For more information, see load paper in the in tray on page 7.
Insert the memory card into the printer’s memory card slot.
If the printer is connected to a Windows PC, the HP Photosmart Assistant
displays information about the photos on the memory card.
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Press the 4 X 6 INCH PHOTO button or the PRINT PHOTO COLLAGE button.
Note: The photos print in reverse order; the last photo taken is the first photo
printed.
Note: If the printer runs out of paper while printing, load more paper in the
In tray or photo cassette, and press one of the Print buttons to resume
printing.
save photos from the control panel
When your printer is connected to a computer, you can save your photos to your
Windows PC or Macintosh computer using the printer’s control panel. The printer
does not overwrite files with the same name.
Note: To save photos using the control panel, your computer must be
connected to the USB port on the back of your printer.
Note: If there are camera-selected photos on the memory card, you cannot
save photos to your computer using this method. See the HP Photosmart
Printer Help for more information about saving photos to your computer.
To save photos from the memory card using the control panel:
1
Insert a memory card into the printer.
2
Press the SAVE button on the printer’s control panel.
3
Follow the onscreen instructions to save photos to the desired folder on
your computer.
Note: To stop saving photos to your computer, press the CANCEL button on
the printer’s control panel.
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The HP Photosmart 7200 Series Assistant (Assistant) provides information about
the printer’s control panel and displays messages from your printer on the
computer screen when you insert memory cards into the printer and when error
conditions occur.
Note: The Assistant is only available if you are using a Windows PC.
use the hp photosmart assistant
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To start the Assistant, do one of the following:
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Click the HP Photosmart 7200 Series Assistant icon on your desktop.
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From the Start menu, select Programs (on Windows XP select All
Programs), Hewlett-Packard, Photosmart 140, 240, 7200, 7600, 7900,
Photosmart 7200 Series Assistant.
The Assistant’s Welcome window appears. As you move your cursor over
this window, clickable images are outlined in yellow.
2
Do one of the following:
–
Click an item on the window to learn more.
–
Click Printer Help to go to the first page of the HP Photosmart Printer
Help.
Note: You can turn off these messages on the Assistant’s Welcome window
by selecting the Don’t show on card insertion check box.
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view memory card information provided by the assistant
When you insert a memory card into the printer, the Assistant automatically
opens on the computer screen and displays information about the files on the
memory card.
Note: You can turn off these messages on the Assistant’s Welcome window
by selecting the Don’t show on card insertion check box.
Memory card messages from the Assistant include:
•
Photo Card Inserted
This message includes the number of photos stored on the memory card
and the number of new photos on the memory card (photos that have not
been printed from the printer’s control panel).
•
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Click More Detail on Photo Card Inserted to open a help topic about
photo cards.
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Click Printer Help to open the first page of HP Photosmart Printer Help.
–
Click Assistant to open the Assistant Welcome window where you can
view information about the printer’s control panel and turn memory
card messages on or off.
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Click Close to close the Assistant.
Camera-Selected Photos (DPOF) Detected
This message appears when photos on the memory card have been
marked for printing using your digital camera.
•
–
Click More Detail on Camera-Selected Photos (DPOF) Detected to open
a help topic about camera-selected photos.
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Click Printer Help to open the first page of HP Photosmart Printer Help.
–
Click Assistant to open the Assistant’s Welcome window where you
can view information about the printer’s control panel and turn memory
card messages on or off.
–
Click Close to close the Assistant.
Card Access Error
This message appears when the printer cannot read photos stored on the
memory card.
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Click More Detail on Card Access Error to open a troubleshooting help
topic.
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Click Printer Help to open the first page of HP Photosmart Printer Help.
–
Click Assistant to open the Assistant’s Welcome window where you
can view information about the printer’s control panel and turn memory
card messages on or off.
–
Click Close to close the Assistant.
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view error condition information provided by the assistant
The Assistant automatically opens when any of the following occur:
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The main cover is opened
•
The printer is out of paper
•
One or more of the print cartridges is low on ink
•
A print cartridge is missing
•
There is a paper jam
•
A memory card is inserted incorrectly
•
One or more of the print cartridges has failed
•
An incompatible print cartridge has been installed
•
A print cartridge was not installed correctly
•
One of the print cartridges has been removed
Note: If you need help fixing an error condition reported by the Assistant,
the HP Photosmart Printer Help provides troubleshooting information about
a wide range of topics. For information about viewing the Printer Help, see
view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2.
When the Assistant displays information about an error condition:
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Fix the problem reported by the Assistant.
2
Click Close to close the Assistant window.
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For quick and easy printing, your printer allows you to connect a notebook
computer or an HP direct-printing digital camera to the direct-printing port
located on the front of the printer.
Note: If your direct-printing digital camera has a docking station, you can
connect the docking station to the printer’s USB port. For more information,
see the documentation that came with the docking station.
Note: Only HP direct-printing digital cameras are supported for use with
your printer.
connect your hp digital camera to the direct-printing port
Your printer allows you to print beautiful photos from an HP direct-printing digital
camera without using your computer.
To see a list of the HP direct-printing digital cameras that work with your printer,
go to www.hp.com/support, select your country or region, and type directprinting digital cameras in the search window.
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Use the Share menu on your HP direct-printing digital camera to select the
photos you want to print. For more information, see the documentation that
came with your camera.
2
Connect the digital camera to the front direct-printing port of your printer
using the USB cable that came with the camera. The front direct-printing
port is located to the left of the control panel buttons.
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4
When you connect the digital camera to the printer, a Print Setup menu
appears on the camera’s LCD screen. Use this menu to:
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Change the photos you have selected for printing
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Select the paper type
–
Select the paper size
When you are ready to print, follow the instructions on your camera’s LCD
screen.
Note: For more information about using camera-selected photos, see the
documentation that came with your digital camera.
Note: For best results, be sure to load photo paper into the In tray or the
photo cassette before printing.
For more information about printing from a memory card, see print from the
control panel on page 24.
connect your notebook computer to the direct-printing port
To print the photos or files from your notebook computer using the direct-printing
port, the files must already be saved on your notebook computer.
You must install the HP Photosmart 7200 Series printer software on your
notebook computer to print using the front port. For information about installing
the software on your notebook computer, see the reference guide that came with
your printer.
To print from your Windows notebook computer:
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Connect one end of a USB cable to the notebook computer, then connect
the other end of the cable to the direct-printing port located on the front of
the printer. The direct-printing port is located to the left of the control panel
buttons.
2
Using your software application, open the file you want to print.
3
From the File menu of the software application, select Print.
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4
To access more advanced settings, click Properties or Preferences.
5
Select the settings appropriate for your project, and click OK.
print from your Macintosh notebook computer:
1
Connect one end of a USB cable to the notebook computer, then connect
the other end of the cable to the direct-printing port located on the front of
the printer. The direct-printing port is located to the left of the control panel
buttons.
2
Using your software application, open the file you want to print.
3
From the File menu of the software application, select Page Setup.
4
In the Format for pop-up menu, select photosmart 7200 series.
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Select the page attributes:
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Select the paper size.
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Select whether you would like to print borderless or bordered photos.
If you are using OS 9, the borderless option appears as a check box. If
you are using OS X, the borderless options appear under the Paper
Size pop-up menus.
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Select the orientation.
–
Enter the scaling percentage.
6
Click OK.
7
From the File menu in your software application, select Print.
The Print dialog box appears.
Note: If you are using OS X, the Copies & Pages panel opens. If you are
using OS 9, the General panel opens.
8
Select the print settings appropriate for your project. Use the pop-up menus
to open the other panels.
Note: To learn more about the settings, click the ? in the lower-left corner of
the dialog box (OS X only).
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You can use your printer with Windows PC or Macintosh software applications
that allow printing.
If you already know how to use a printer with your computer, you are ready to
begin printing as usual. If you are new to printing, or if you have questions, use
this chapter to learn more.
When you print from your computer, the control panel settings on the printer do
not apply; the software on your computer overrides the print settings.
print using your Windows PC
Before you begin, make sure your printer is connected to your computer, that the
printer software is installed, and that there is paper in the printer. For more
information about setup, see the HP Photosmart Setup Guide that came with your
printer. For more information about loading the paper, see load paper in the in
tray on page 7.
To print from a software application:
1
From the File menu in your software application, select Print.
Depending on the software application you are using and the operating
system running on your computer, a Print dialog box may appear or the HP
Photosmart Series Properties or Printing Preferences dialog box may
appear.
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Select the pages and the number of copies you want to print.
3
To access the printing properties tabs, you may have to click Properties or
Preferences. For information about the HP Photosmart Series printing
properties, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help.
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Note: Depending on the operating system running on your computer, the
HP Photosmart Series Properties dialog box may be titled HP Photosmart
Printing Preferences.
Note: To learn more about the available settings, click the ? in the upperright corner of the printing properties dialog box, then click the item you
want more information about. You can also click Help.
4
Click OK to begin printing.
Note: If the printer runs out of paper while printing, load more paper in the
In tray or photo cassette, and press one of the Print buttons to resume
printing.
use the Windows PC taskbar icons
After you install the printer software, two icons appear in the Windows taskbar:
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hp photosmart printer icon
•
hp photosmart memory card icon
These icons help you perform a variety of tasks.
Printer icon
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hp photosmart printer icon
Use the HP Photosmart printer icon in the Windows taskbar to open the HP
Photosmart Series Properties dialog box, select a default printer, or open the HP
Photosmart Series Toolbox.
•
When you click the printer icon, the printing properties dialog box
appears.
•
When you right-click the printer icon, a menu appears. Make your
selection from the following menu items:
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Change default print settings—Click to open the printing properties
dialog box.
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Open HP Photosmart Series Toolbox—Click to open the HP Photosmart
Series Toolbox.
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HP Photosmart Series—Select the HP Photosmart Series printer you
want to use from the list of installed printers. A check mark indicates the
currently selected printer.
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Exit—Click to close the menu and remove the printer icon from the
taskbar. Restart your computer to make these icons appear again. To
close the menu without removing the printer icon from the taskbar, click
anywhere outside the menu.
hp photosmart memory card icon
Use the HP Photosmart memory card icon to determine the status of your printer,
access the files stored on your memory card, and display connection messages
on your computer screen.
The appearance of the icon tells you the status of the printer:
When the memory card icon is green, a memory
card is inserted in the printer and the printer is
ready to access the files stored on the memory
card.
When the memory card icon is gray, a memory
card is not inserted in the printer.
When a red “x” appears on the memory card icon,
the connection between the printer and the
computer has been lost. To print from the computer
you must re-establish communication. For
information about re-establishing communication,
see the HP Photosmart Printer Help.
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When you right-click the memory card icon, a menu appears. Make your
selection from the following menu items:
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Open F: HP Photosmart Series—Click to open Windows Explorer,
where you can move, copy, delete, or open files. You can also doubleclick the memory card icon to open Windows Explorer. Note that “F:”
may not be the drive assigned by your computer.
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Prepare to remove card—Click to prepare the memory card for safe
removal from the printer.
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Show disconnect warning—Click if you want a warning message to
appear when the printer loses communication or attempts to regain
communication with your computer. A check mark indicates a
connection message will appear.
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Show safe to remove card message—Click if you want a message to
appear notifying you when it is safe to remove the memory card from
the printer. A check mark indicates a message will appear.
print using your Macintosh
Before you begin, make sure your printer is connected to your computer, that the
printer software is installed, and that there is paper in the printer. For more
information about setup, see the HP Photosmart Setup Guide that came with your
printer. For more information about loading the paper, see load paper in the in
tray on page 7.
To print from a software application (OS X or OS 9):
Note: The following steps are specific to OS X. For OS 9, the steps may be
slightly different. Be sure you have selected your HP Photosmart printer in
the Print Center (OS X) or in the Chooser (OS 9) before you begin printing.
For more information, see the reference guide that came with your printer.
1
From the File menu in your software application, select Page Setup.
The Page Setup dialog box appears.
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2
In the Format for pop-up menu, select photosmart 7200 series.
3
Select the page attributes:
–
Select the paper size.
–
Select whether you would like to print borderless or bordered photos.
If you are using OS 9, the borderless option appears as a check box. If
you are using OS X, the borderless options appear under the Paper
Size pop-up menus.
–
Select the orientation.
–
Enter the scaling percentage.
4
Click OK.
5
From the File menu in your software application, select Print.
The Print dialog box appears.
Note: If you are using OS X, the Copies & Pages panel opens. If you are
using OS 9, the General panel opens.
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Select the print settings appropriate for your project. Use the pop-up menus
to open the other panels.
Note: To learn more about the settings, click the ? in the lower left corner of
the dialog box (OS X only).
7
Click Print (OS X) or OK (OS 9) to begin printing.
Note: If the printer runs out of paper while printing, load more paper in the
In tray or photo cassette, and press one of the Print buttons to resume
printing.
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6
This chapter lists recommended papers for your printer and provides selected
printer specifications.
Note: For a complete list of printer specifications and system requirements,
see the HP Photosmart Printer Help.
recommended paper
For a list of available HP-designed inkjet papers, or to purchase supplies, go to:
•
www.hpshopping.com (U.S.)
•
www.hp-go-supplies.com (Europe)
•
www.hp.com/paper (Asia/Pacific)
•
www.jpn.hp.com/supply/inkjet (Japan)
Note: You can also purchase HP-designed inkjet paper at most computer
and office supply stores.
HP photo papers
Best for
Sizes
HP premium plus photo paper • Borderless printing on
paper with a 0.5 inch tab
• High-value prints
• Important photos
• High-resolution images from
scanners or digital cameras
• Photo enlargements or
reprints to frame or give as
gifts
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches, 216 x
280 mm)
A4 (8.27 x 11.7 inches, 210 x
297 mm)
4 x 6 inches with 0.5 inch tab
(10 x 15 cm with 1.25 cm tab)
HP premium photo paper
• Making and sharing photos
with friends and families
• Medium- to high-resolution
images from scanners and
digital cameras
• Medium value prints from
parties, team events, or
celebrations
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches, 216 x
280 mm)
A4 (8.27 x 11.7 inches, 210 x
297 mm)
4 x 6 inches with 0.5 inch tab
(10 x 15 cm with 1.25 cm tab)
HP photo paper
• Casual photos or highvolume photos
• School or business reports,
photo projects
• Business applications: realestate proposals, sales and
marketing materials
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches, 216 x
280 mm)
A4 (8.27 x 11.7 inches, 210 x
297 mm)
4 x 6 inches with 0.5 inch tab
(10 x 15 cm with 1.25 cm tab)
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HP photo papers
Best for
Sizes
HP everyday photo paper
• Everyday photos, short-term,
or one-time uses
• E-mail or internet photos for
bulletin boards or
refrigerators
• Kid’s photos
• Testing and proofing
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches, 216 x
280 mm)
A4 (8.27 x 11.7 inches, 210 x
297mm)
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Connectivity,
maximum
HP JetDirect External Print Servers: 175x, 310x,
380x
Connectivity,
standard
USB: Front and back ports
Windows 98, 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home,
and XP Professional
Mac® OS 9 v9.1 or later, OS X v10.1 through
v10.2
Image file formats
JPEG Baseline
TIFF 24-bit RGB uncompressed interleaved
TIFF 24-bit YCbCr uncompressed interleaved
TIFF 24-bit RGB packbits interleaved
TIFF 8-bit gray uncompressed/packbits
TIFF 8-bit palette color uncompressed/packbits
TIFF 1-bit uncompressed/packbits/1D Huffman
In tray capacity
25 sheets of photo paper
100 sheets of plain paper
20–40 cards (depending on thickness)
15 envelopes
20 sheets of banner paper
20 sheets of labels
25 transparencies
25 sheets of iron-on transfers
Media sizes
Photo paper (4 x 6 inches, 10 x 15 cm)
Photo paper with tab (4 x 6 inches with 0.5 inch
tab, 10 x 15 cm with 1.25 cm tab)
Index cards (4 x 6 inches, 10 x 15 cm)
Hagaki cards (3.9 x 5.8 inches, 100 x 148 mm)
A6 cards (4.1 x 5.8 inches, 105 x 148 mm)
L-size cards (3.5 x 5 inches, 90 x 127 mm)
L-size cards with tab (3.5 x 5 inches with 0.5 inch
tab, 90 x 127 mm with 12.5 mm tab)
hp photosmart 7200 series
specifications
Media specifications, Recommended maximum length: 14 inches (356
maximum
mm)
Recommended maximum thickness: 11.5 mil (292
µm) per sheet
Media sizes, standard Photo paper
3 x 3 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches (76 x 76 mm to
216 x 356 mm)
Plain paper
Letter, 8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 280 mm)
Legal, 8.5 x 14 inches (216 x 356 mm)
Executive, 7.5 x 10 inches (190 x 254 mm)
A4, 8.27 x 11.7 inches (210 x 297 mm)
A5, 5.8 x 8.3 inches (148 x 210 mm)
B5, 6.9 x 9.8 inches (176 x 250 mm)
Cards
Hagaki, 3.9 x 5.5 inches (100 x 148 mm)
L-size, 3.5 x 5 inches (90 x 127mm)
L-size with tab, 3.5 x 5 with 0.5 inch tab (90 x 127
mm with 12.5 mm tab)
Index, 3 x 5 inches, 4 x 6 inches, and 5 x 8 inches
(76 x 127 mm, 10 x 15 cm, and 127 x 203 mm)
A6, 4.13 x 5.8 inches (105 x 148 mm)
Envelopes
No. 9, 3.875 x 8.875 inches (98.4 x 225.4 mm)
No. 10, 4.125 x 9.5 inches (105 x 240 mm)
A2 Invitation, 4.375 x 5.75 inches (110 x 146
mm)
DL, 4.33 x 8.66 inches (110 x 220 mm)
C6, 4.5 x 6.4 inches (114 x 162 mm)
Custom
3 x 5 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches (76 x 127 mm to
216 x 356 mm)
Transparencies
Letter, 8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 280 mm)
A4, 8.27 x 11.7 inches (210 x 297 mm)
Label sheets
Letter, 8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 280 mm)
A4, 8.27 x 11.7 inches (210 x 297 mm)
Media types
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Paper (plain, inkjet, photo, and banner)
Envelopes
Transparencies
Labels
Cards (index, greeting, Hagaki, A6, L-size)
Iron-on transfers
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Memory cards
CompactFlash Type I and II
IBM Microdrive
MultiMediaCard
Secure Digital
SmartMedia
Sony Memory Sticks
xD-Picture Card
Memory cardPrinting: See supported Image file formats on
supported file formats page 44
Saving: All file formats
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Out tray capacity
20 sheets of photo paper
50 sheets of plain paper
10 cards
10 envelopes
20 transparencies
20 sheets of banner paper
25 sheets of labels
25 sheets of iron-on transfers
Paper trays
One letter-size tray
One 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) photo cassette
Photo cassette
capacity
24 sheets of photo paper
Print cartridges
1 black HP #56 (C6656A)
1 tri-color HP #57 (C6657A)
1 photo HP #58 (C6658A)
USB support
USB: Front and back ports
Windows 98, 2000 Professional, ME, XP Home,
and XP Professional
Mac OS 9 v9.1 or later, OS X v10.1 through
v10.2
HP recommends that the USB cable be less than
10 feet (3 meters) in length
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troubleshooting
7
Your HP Photosmart printer is designed to be reliable and easy to use. This
chapter answers frequently asked questions and contains information about the
following topics:
•
hardware problems
•
printing problems
For more troubleshooting information about software installation, see the
reference guide that came with your printer. For advanced troubleshooting
information, see the HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing
the printer help, see view the hp photosmart printer help on page 2.
hardware problems
Before contacting HP support, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to
the online support services at www.hp.com/support.
Note: HP recommends using a USB cable of less than 10 feet (3 meters) in
length to minimize injected noise due to potential high electromagnetic
fields.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The Printer Status light is
The printer is processing
blinking green but the printer is information.
not printing.
Wait a moment for the printer
to finish processing the
information.
The Printer Status light is
blinking red.
Try the following:
• If you have a digital
camera connected to the
printer, check the camera’s
LCD screen for instructions.
• If this does not work, turn
off the printer. Unplug the
printer’s power cord, wait
one minute, then plug it in
again. Turn on the printer.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The Printer Status light is
blinking amber.
An unrecoverable error has
occurred.
Try the following:
• Turn off the printer. Unplug
the printer’s power cord,
wait one minute, then plug
it in again. Turn on the
printer.
• If this does not work, go to
www.hp.com/support or
contact HP support. For
contact information, see the
reference guide that came
with your printer.
printing problems
Before contacting HP support, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to
the online support services at www.hp.com/support.
Note: In the presence of high electromagnetic fields, printed documents
and photos may be slightly distorted.
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The printer does not generate
4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm)
borderless print output.
You need to select the
appropriate paper size.
Windows
1 Open the printing
properties dialog box. For
more information, see print
using your Windows PC on
page 37.
2 Select the Paper/Quality
tab.
3 From the Size is drop-down
menu, select Borderless
Photo 4 x 6 in. (with tab).
Macintosh OS X
From the Paper Size pop-up
menu in the Page Setup
dialog box, select Borderless
4 x 6 Photo.
Macintosh OS 9
1 From the Page Setup dialog
box, select 4 x 6 Photo
from the Page Size pop-up
menu.
2 Click to select the
Borderless check box.
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Problem
Possible cause
Printing is very slow.
(Continued on next page.)
Your computer may have less Check the amount of RAM
than the recommended system (system memory), the
requirements.
processor speed, and the
amount of free hard disk
space on your computer.
Having less than 500 MB of
free hard disk space can
extend processing time. For
information about system
requirements, see the HP
Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the
printer help, see view the hp
photosmart printer help on
page 2.
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Solution
Too many software programs
may be running at the same
time.
Close all unnecessary
software programs.
You may be using outdated
printer software.
Update the version of the
printer software you are using.
For more information, see the
HP Photosmart Printer Help.
For information about viewing
the printer help, see view the
hp photosmart printer help on
page 2.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Printing is very slow.
(Continued from previous
page.)
You may have chosen
Maximum dpi (Windows) or
High Resolution (Macintosh).
Windows PC
1 Open the printing
properties dialog box. For
more information, see print
using your Windows PC on
page 37.
2 Select the Paper/Quality
tab.
3 Set the Print Quality to Best
instead of Maximum dpi.
4 Try printing again.
Macintosh
1 On the Paper Type/
Quality panel in the Print
dialog box, deselect High
Resolution.
2 Try printing again.
You may need to calibrate the Calibrate your printer using
print cartridges.
the HP Photosmart software
that came with your printer.
Windows PC
Go to the Device Services tab
of the HP Photosmart Series
Toolbox and click Calibrate
the Device.
Macintosh
Go to the Calibrate panel in
the HP Inkjet Utility and click
Align. For more information,
see the HP Photosmart Printer
Help. For information about
viewing the printer help, see
view the hp photosmart
printer help on page 2.
The printer does not print new There are no new photos on
Press and release the desired
photos on the memory card.
the memory card or the photos print button on the control
have already been printed.
panel to print all photos on the
memory card. For more
information about printing
new photos, see print from
the control panel on page 24.
Windows PC only
Print the desired photo(s) from
the HP Photo & Imaging
software that you installed
with your printer. For more
information, see the HP Photo
& Imaging software help.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
All photos print instead of just
new photos.
The print button was not held
down long enough.
Press and hold the desired
print button on the control
panel. For more information,
see print from the control
panel on page 24.
Photo paper does not feed into The photo cassette may not be Insert the photo cassette until it
the printer correctly.
engaged.
snaps into place. For more
information, see load paper
in the photo cassette on
page 8.
Your printer may be in an
Load one sheet of photo
extremely high or low humidity paper at a time.
environment.
The photo paper may be
curled.
If the photo paper is curled,
place the paper in a plastic
bag and gently bend it the
opposite direction of the curl
until the paper lies flat. If the
problem persists, then use
photo paper that is not curled.
Paper does not feed into the
There may be too much paper
printer correctly.
loaded in the In tray.
OR
Paper does not come out of the
printer correctly.
Remove some paper from the
In tray and try printing again.
For paper-loading
instructions, see load paper in
the in tray on page 7.
The paper may be too thin or
too thick.
For a list of supported paper
weights, see the HP
Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the
printer help, see view the hp
photosmart printer help on
page 2.
Two or more pieces of paper
are stuck together.
1 Remove the paper from the
paper tray and shuffle the
paper so it does not stick
together.
2 Reload the paper into the
paper tray and try printing
again. For paper-loading
instructions, see load paper
in the in tray on page 7.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
No page came out of the
printer.
There may be a paper jam.
Try the following:
• Remove the paper from the
In tray and the Out tray.
• If you were printing labels,
make sure a label did not
become unglued from the
label sheet while going
through the printer.
If the paper is still jammed, try
the following:
1 Turn off the printer.
2 Remove the rear access
door.
3 Unplug the printer.
4 Gently remove the jammed
paper from the printer.
5 Replace the rear access
door.
6 Plug the printer back in and
turn it on.
7 When you have cleared
the paper jam, print your
document again.
If you experience paper jams
when printing on photo
paper, try the following:
• Insert the photo paper as
far as it will go into the
photo cassette.
• Load one sheet of photo
paper at a time.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
A blank page came out of the The print cartridges may be out Windows PC
printer.
of ink.
Check the ink levels of the
print cartridges from the
Estimated Ink Level tab of the
HP Photosmart Series
Toolbox.
Macintosh
Check the ink level status in
the HP Inkjet Utility.
For more information about
checking ink levels, see the HP
Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the
printer help, see view the hp
photosmart printer help on
page 2.
If a print cartridge is low on
ink, replace it. For more
information, see install or
replace a print cartridge on
page 13.
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You may have begun printing
and cancelled the process.
If you cancelled the process
before the file started printing,
the printer may have already
loaded paper in preparation
for printing. The next time you
print, the printer will eject the
blank page before continuing
with the new project.
You may be printing in Inkbackup Printing Mode with
only the black print cartridge
installed and borderless
printing turned on.
Replace the missing print
cartridge with a new one. For
more information, see install
or replace a print cartridge on
page 13.
OR
Turn off borderless printing.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The document printed at an
angle or is off-center.
The paper may not be loaded Make sure the paper is
correctly.
correctly oriented in the In
tray. For paper-loading
instructions, see load paper in
the in tray on page 7.
The print cartridges may not be Windows PC
properly calibrated.
1 Open the HP Photosmart
Series Toolbox. To access
the Toolbox, click the icon
on the Windows PC
taskbar. For more
information, see use the
Windows PC taskbar icons
on page 38.
2 Go to the Device Services
tab of the HP Photosmart
Series Toolbox and click
Calibrate the Device.
Macintosh
Go to the Calibrate panel in
the HP Inkjet Utility and click
Align.
For more information about
the HP Inkjet Utility, see the HP
Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the
printer help, see view the hp
photosmart printer help on
page 2.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Print quality is poor.
You may be printing in Inkbackup Printing Mode. The
printer enters Ink-backup
Printing Mode when one of the
print cartridges is missing.
Replace the missing print
cartridge with a new one. For
more information, see install
or replace a print cartridge on
page 13.
You may be printing in Inkbackup Printing Mode with the
black print cartridge installed
and borderless printing turned
off.
Replace the missing print
cartridge with a new one. For
more information, see install
or replace a print cartridge on
page 13.
For more information about
using Ink-backup Printing
Mode, see use ink-backup
printing mode on page 18.
One of the print cartridges
may be running out of ink.
Windows PC
Check the ink levels of the
print cartridges from the
Estimated Ink Level tab of the
HP Photosmart Series
Toolbox.
Macintosh
Check the ink level status in
the HP Inkjet Utility.
For more information about
checking ink levels, see the HP
Photosmart Printer Help. For
information about viewing the
printer help, see view the hp
photosmart printer help on
page 2
If a print cartridge is running
low on ink, replace it. For
more information, see install
or replace a print cartridge on
page 13.
You may need to clean the
print cartridges.
Windows PC
From the Device Services tab
of the HP Photosmart Series
Toolbox, click Clean the Print
Cartridges.
Macintosh
From the Clean panel in the
HP Inkjet Utility, click Clean.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Photos are not printing
correctly.
You may have used your
software application’s Page
Setup dialog box to select the
paper size or type.
Windows PC
From the software
application’s File menu, select
Print, then click Properties to
set the correct paper size and
type.
Macintosh
• From the software
application’s File menu,
select Print to set the
correct paper type.
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A
Assistant, HP Photosmart, 29
B
blinking indicator lights, 6
buttons
Cancel, 4, 5
control panel, 4
On, 4
Print 4 x 6 Photos, 4, 5
Print Photo Collage, 4, 5
Save, 4
C
calibrate print cartridges, 15
camera, digital, print from, 33
camera-selected photos
print, 27
Cancel button, 4, 5
cards, memory
indicator light, 6
insert, 20
print 4 x 6 photos, 24
print photo collage, 26
remove, 23
slots, 6
supported, 19
view information about, 30
cartridges, print
cradle location, 3
install, 13
remove, 16
status light, 6
storage area location, 3
store, 17
supported, 12
cassette, photo
load paper, 8
remove, 10
control panel, 4
buttons, 4
location, 3
print camera-selected
photos from, 27
print from, 24
save from, 28
view information about, 29
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D
digital camera, print from, 33
direct printing
from digital camera, 33
from laptop, 34
port location, 4
E
errors, view information
about, 31
G
green indicator lights, 6
H
HP Photosmart Assistant, 29
I
icons
memory card, 39
printer, 39
Windows taskbar, 38
illustrations
back of printer, 4
control panel, 4
front of printer, 3
indicator lights, 6
memory card slots, 6
In tray, 3, 7
indicator lights, 6
ink-backup printing mode, 18
insert memory cards, 20
install print cartridges, 13
L
laptop, print from, 34
lights
memory card, 6
print cartridge status, 6
printer status, 6
location
control panel, 3
direct printing port, 4
indicator lights, 6
main cover, 3
power cord connection, 4
print cartridge cradle, 3
print cartridge storage
area, 3
rear access door, 4
top cover, 3
USB port, 4
M
Macintosh, print from, 40
main cover location, 3
memory cards
icon, 39
indicator light, 6
insert, 20
print 4 x 6 photos, 24
print photo collage, 26
remove, 23
slots, 6
supported, 19
view information about, 30
O
On button, 4
Out tray, 3
P
panel, control, 4
paper
load in In tray, 7
load in photo cassette, 8
recommended paper, 43
trays, location, 3
trays, store, 11
parts, printer, 3–6
photo cassette
load paper, 8
remove, 10
photo paper
handle, 11
maintain, 11
store, 11
photos
4 x 6 inch, 24
collage, 26
print camera-selected, 27
print from control panel, 24
save from control panel, 28
ports
direct printing, 33
USB, 4
power cord connection
location, 4
print
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index
4 x 6 photos, 24
camera-selected photos, 27
direct-printing port, 33
from control panel, 24
from digital camera, 33
from laptop, 34
from Macintosh
application, 40
from Windows
application, 37
ink-backup mode, 18
photo collage, 26
Print 4 x 6 Photos button, 4, 5
print cartridges
calibrate, 15
cradle location, 3
indicator light, 6
install, 13
remove, 16
status light, 6
storage area location, 3
store, 17
supported, 12
Print Photo Collage button, 4, 5
printer
icon, 39
indicator lights, 6
parts, 3–6
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print cartridges, 12
print camera-selected
photos from, 27
specifications, 44
T
rear access door location, 4
recommended paper, 43
red indicator lights, 6
remove
memory cards, 23
photo cassette, 10
print cartridges, 16
replace print cartridges, 13
U
R
S
Save button, 4
save photos from control
panel, 28
slots, memory card, 6
software
print from Macintosh, 40
print from Windows, 37
specifications, printer, 44
store
In and Out paper trays, 11
print cartridges, 17
supported
memory cards, 19
taskbar, Windows, icons, 38
top cover location, 3
trays
In, 3, 7
Out, 3
photo cassette, 8
photo cassette, remove, 10
store, 11
USB port location, 4
V
view
control panel
information, 29
error information, 31
memory card
information, 30
W
Windows
print from, 37
taskbar icons, 38
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printer control panel quick reference
Button
Description
ON
Press this button to turn the printer on or off.
SAVE
Press this button to save the contents of the memory card to your computer.
PRINT 4 X 6 PHOTOS
Use this button to print 4 x 6 inch photos:
• Press this button to print all photos or all camera-selected photos on the memory
card.
• Press and hold this button to print all photos on a memory card that have not been
previously printed from the control panel.
• Press this button to continue printing after resolving a printing error.
• Press this button to continue printing after reloading paper.
PRINT PHOTO COLLAGE
Use this button to print photo collage pages:
Note: A photo collage prints four images on 4 x 6 inch paper or nine images on 8.5
x 11 inch paper.
• Press this button to print all photos or all camera-selected photos on the memory
card on photo collage pages.
• Press and hold this button to print on photo collage pages all photos on a
memory card that have not been previously printed from the printer’s control
panel.
• Press this button to continue printing after resolving a printing error.
• Press this button to continue printing after reloading paper.
CANCEL
Use this button to stop a process:
• Press this button to stop printing.
• Press this button to stop saving images from the memory card to your computer.
• Press this button to skip printing camera-selected photos on a memory card so you
can print unmarked photos.
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