HP Photosmart 8100 Printer series User's Guide

HP Photosmart 8100 Printer series User's Guide

HP Photosmart 8100 series User's Guide

English

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HP, the HP logo, and Photosmart are property of Hewlett-Packard

Development Company, L.P.

The Secure Digital logo is a trademark of the SD Association.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

CompactFlash, CF, and the CF logo are trademarks of the CompactFlash

Association (CFA).

Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo,

Memory Stick PRO, and Memory

Stick PRO Duo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony

Corporation.

MultiMediaCard is a trademark of

Infineon Technologies AG of

Germany, and is licensed to the

MMCA (MultiMediaCard Association).

Microdrive is a trademark of Hitachi

Global Storage Technologies.

SmartMedia is a trademark of

Toshiba Corporation.

xD-Picture Card is a trademark of Fuji

Photo Film Co., Ltd., Toshiba

Corporation, and Olympus Optical

Co., Ltd.

Mac, the Mac logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple

Computer, Inc.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

and any use of such marks by

Hewlett-Packard Company is under license.

PictBridge and the PictBridge logo are trademarks of the Camera & Imaging

Products Association (CIPA).

Other brands and their products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

The embedded software in the printer is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

The copyrights to certain photos within this document are retained by the original owners.

Regulatory model identification number

SDGOA-0402

For regulatory identification purposes, the product is assigned a Regulatory

Model Number. The Regulatory

Model Number for the product is

SDGOA-0402. This regulatory number should not be confused with the marketing name (HP Photosmart

8100 series printer) or product number (Q3399A).

Safety information

Always follow basic safety precautions when using this product to reduce risk of injury from fire or electric shock.

Warning

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or any type of moisture.

Read and understand all instructions in the

HP Photosmart 8100 series

Quick Start booklet.

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 onscreen HP Photosmart

Printer Help.

There are no operator serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

Use in a well-ventilated area.

Environmental statements

Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in an environmentally sound manner.

Protecting the environment

This printer has been designed with several attributes to minimize impact on our environment. For more information, go to HP's Commitment to the Environment website at www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/ environment/ .

Ozone production

This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O

3

).

Energy consumption

Energy usage drops significantly while in ENERGY STAR ® mode, which saves natural resources and saves money without affecting the high performance of this product. This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR, which is a voluntary program established to encourage the development of energy-efficient office products.

ENERGY STAR is a U.S.

registered mark of the U.S. EPA.

As an ENERGY

STAR partner, Hewlett-Packard

Company has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. For more information, go to www.energystar.gov

.

Paper use

This product is suited for the use of recycled paper according to DIN

19309.

Plastics

Plastic parts over 0.88 ounces (24 grams) are marked according to international standards that enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the printer life.

Material safety data sheets

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained from the HP website at www.hp.com/go/msds . Customers without Internet access should contact Customer Care.

Recycling program

HP offers an increasing number of product return and recycling programs in many countries, and partners with some of the largest electronics recycling centers throughout the world. HP conserves resources by reselling some of its most popular products.

This HP product contains lead in the solder, which may require special handling at the end of its life.

Contents

1

Welcome ...............................................................................................................3

Printer parts ...........................................................................................................4

Available accessories ............................................................................................7

Printer menu ..........................................................................................................8

2

Getting ready to print ........................................................................................15

Loading paper ......................................................................................................15

Choosing the right paper ..............................................................................15

Loading your paper ....................................................................................... 16

Inserting print cartridges ......................................................................................17

Inserting memory cards .......................................................................................19

Supported file formats ..................................................................................20

Inserting a memory card ...............................................................................20

Removing a memory card ............................................................................22

3

Printing photos without a computer ................................................................23

Selecting a photo layout ......................................................................................24

Deciding which photos to print .............................................................................25

Selecting photos to print ......................................................................................27

Improving photo quality ........................................................................................ 28

Getting creative ...................................................................................................29

Printing photos .....................................................................................................31

Printing photos from a memory card ............................................................. 31

Printing photos from a digital camera ...........................................................35

4

Getting connected .............................................................................................37

Connecting to other devices ................................................................................37

Connecting through HP Instant Share .................................................................38

5

Printing from a computer ..................................................................................39

6

Care and maintenance ......................................................................................43

Cleaning and maintaining the printer ...................................................................43

Cleaning the outside of the printer ................................................................43

Automatically cleaning the print cartridges ...................................................43

Manually cleaning the print cartridge contacts ..............................................44

Printing a test page ....................................................................................... 44

Aligning the print cartridges ..........................................................................45

Printing a sample page .................................................................................45

Updating the software ..........................................................................................46

Storing the printer and print cartridges ................................................................. 46

Storing the printer .........................................................................................46

Storing the print cartridges ...........................................................................47

Maintaining the quality of photo paper .................................................................47

Storing photo paper ......................................................................................47

Handling photo paper ...................................................................................47

7

Troubleshooting ................................................................................................49

Printer hardware problems ..................................................................................49

Printing problems .................................................................................................51

Error messages ...................................................................................................55

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Paper errors .................................................................................................55

Print cartridge errors .....................................................................................56

Memory card errors ......................................................................................59

Proof sheet errors .........................................................................................61

Computer printing errors ...............................................................................62

8

Customer Care ...................................................................................................65

Customer Care by phone ..................................................................................... 65

Placing a call ................................................................................................67

Return to HP repair service .................................................................................67

a

Specifications ....................................................................................................69

System requirements ...........................................................................................69

Printer specifications ...........................................................................................70

Index...........................................................................................................................73

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Welcome

Thank you for purchasing an HP Photosmart 8100 series printer! With this new photo printer you can print beautiful photos, save photos to a computer, and create fun and easy projects with or without a computer.

This guide primarily explains how to print without connecting a computer. To learn how to print from a computer, install the printer software and view the onscreen Help.

For an overview of using a computer and the printer together, see

Printing from a computer . For information about installing the software, see the Quick Start booklet.

Among other things, you'll learn how to:

Print borderless photos with colorful, customized frames.

See

Getting creative .

Transform your photos into instant classics with black-

and-white, sepia, and other color effects. See Getting creative .

Improve the quality of your photos by removing red-eye,

brightening, and improving the contrast. See Improving photo quality

.

The printer comes with the following documentation:

Quick Start booklet: The HP Photosmart 8100 series Quick Start booklet explains how to set up the printer, install the printer software, and print your first photo.

User's Guide: The HP Photosmart 8100 series User's Guide is the book you are reading. This book describes the basic features of the printer, explains how to use the printer without connecting a computer, and contains hardware troubleshooting information.

HP Photosmart Printer Help: The onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help describes how to use the printer with a computer and contains software troubleshooting information.

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Chapter 1

After you have installed the HP Photosmart printer software on a computer, you can view the onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help:

Windows PC: From the Start menu, select Programs (in Windows XP, select All

Programs) > HP > Photosmart 320, 370, 7400, 7800, 8100, 8400, 8700 series

> Photosmart Help.

Macintosh: Select Help > Mac Help in the Finder, then select Library >

HP Photosmart Printer Help for Macintosh.

Printer parts

Front of printer

1.

Camera port

Use this port to connect a

PictBridge ™ digital camera to the printer, or to insert the optional HP Bluetooth

®

wireless printer adapter.

2.

Out tray

Lift this tray to load small media or to clear front paper jams.

3.

Paper-width guide

Adjust this guide to fit close to the edge of the paper in the

Main tray.

4.

Main tray

Place plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, or other media in this tray for printing.

5.

Out tray extender

Lift the tab, then pull it towards you to extend the Out tray to catch the printed paper as it is ejected from the printer.

6.

Paper-length guide

Adjust this guide to fit close to the end of the paper in the Main tray.

7.

Photo tray

Lift the Out tray to load small photo paper in the Photo tray.

8.

Photo tray slider

Push this slider away from you to engage the Photo tray.

9.

Top cover

Lift this cover to access the print cartridges and the print

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cartridge storage area, and to clear paper jams.

10. Printer screen

Use this screen to view your photos and menu options.

11. Memory card slots

Insert memory cards here.

Back of printer

1.

Power cord connection

Use this port to connect the power cord included with the printer.

2.

USB port

Use this port to connect the printer to a computer or to an

HP direct-printing digital camera.

3.

Rear access door

Remove this door to clear paper jams.

Control panel

1.

On

Press this button to turn on the printer or put it into power save mode.

2.

Save

Press this button to save photos from a memory card to a computer.

3.

HP Instant Share

Press this button to send a photo via e-mail. The

Save

and

HP Instant Share

buttons work only when the printer is connected to a computer. For more information, see

Getting connected .

4.

Select Photos arrows

Use these arrows to scroll through the photos on a memory card.

5.

Select Photos

Use this button to select the currently displayed photo or video frame for printing.

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6.

Cancel

Press this button to deselect photos, to exit a menu, or to stop an action you have requested.

7.

Zoom

Press this button to enter Zoom mode and zoom in on the currently displayed photo, and to exit 9-up view mode.

8.

Menu

Press this button to view the printer menu.

9.

Rotate

Press this button to rotate the currently displayed photo.

10. OK

Press this button to answer questions on the printer screen, to select menu options, to enter

9-up view mode, and to play a video.

11. Navigation arrows

Use these arrows to scroll through the printer menu options, position the crop box, and control the speed and direction of video playback.

12. Print

Press this button to print selected photos from the inserted memory card.

13. Layout

Turn this dial to select the print layout for your photos.

Indicator lights

1.

On light

On—the power is on

Off—the printer is in powersave mode

2.

Status light

On (Green)—the power is on and the printer is not printing

Off—the printer is in powersave mode

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Flashing green—the printer is busy printing

Flashing red—the printer requires attention

3.

Paper tray lights

Photo tray light on—the

Photo tray is engaged

Main tray light on—the

Main tray is engaged

4.

Memory card light

On—the memory card is inserted correctly

Off—no memory card is inserted

Flashing—information is being transmitted between the memory card and the printer or computer

Available accessories

There are several accessories available for the HP Photosmart 8100 series printer that enhance its convenience. The appearance of the accessories may vary from what is shown. These accessories may not be available in all countries/regions.

Accessory name Description

Supplement the printer paper capacity with a 250-sheet tray and spend less time monitoring your print jobs. (Model:

Q3447A)

250-sheet paper tray

Print on both sides of a page. You'll save money (two-sided printing reduces paper consumption) and make bulky documents more manageable. (Model:

Q5712A)

Two-sided printing accessory

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Accessory name Description

The HP Bluetooth

®

wireless printer adapter goes into the camera port on the front of the printer and lets you use

Bluetooth wireless technology for printing. (Model: Q3395A)

HP Bluetooth ® wireless printer adapter

Printer menu

Press

Menu

to access the printer menu. If you are viewing a submenu, pressing

Menu

returns you to the main printer menu.

To navigate the printer menu:

● Press

Navigation

or to scroll through the menu options displayed on the printer screen. Menu items that are not accessible are grayed out.

● Press

OK

to open a menu or select an option.

● Press

Cancel

to exit the current menu.

Printer menu structure

Top level menu

Submenus/options

Print

Options

Print all

Print proof sheet

Scan proof sheet

Video action prints

Print range

Edit

Print index page

Print new

Remove red eye

Photo brightness

Add frame

Additional submenus/options

Select beginning of range:

Select end of range:

Photo brightness:

(Press

Navigation

or to increase or decrease the photo brightness.)

Select pattern:

Select color:

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Top level menu

Submenus/options

Add color effect

Tools

Bluetooth

View 9-up

Slide show

Print quality

Print sample page

Print test page

Clean cartridges

Align cartridge

Device address

Device name

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Additional submenus/options

Choose color effect:

● Black and white

● Sepia

● Antique

● No effect (default)

The color effect does not affect frames created with the

Add frame

option.

Press

OK

to pause and unpause the slide show; press

Cancel

to stop the slide show.

Print quality:

● Best (default)

● Normal

Continue to second level cleaning?

● Yes

● No

Continue to third level cleaning?

● Yes

● No

Device address:

(Some devices with Bluetooth wireless technology require you to enter the address of the device they are trying to locate.

This menu option shows the device address.)

Device name:

(You can select a device name for the printer that appears on other devices with Bluetooth wireless technology when they locate the printer.)

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Printer menu structure (continued)

Top level menu

Submenus/options

Passkey

Accessibility

Security level

Reset Bluetooth options

Additional submenus/options

(Press

Navigation

to increase number by one; press

Navigation

to decrease the number. Press

OK

to move to next number.)

(You can assign a Bluetooth numerical passkey to the printer that users of devices with

Bluetooth wireless technology trying to locate the printer must enter before they can print, if the printer Bluetooth

Security level

is set to

High

. The default passkey is 0000.)

Accessibility:

● Visible to all

● Not visible

When

Accessibility

is set to

Not visible

, only devices that know the device address can print to it.

(You can set the Bluetoothequipped printer to be visible or invisible to other devices with

Bluetooth wireless technology by changing this accessibility option.)

Security Level:

● High

(The printer does require users of other devices with

Bluetooth wireless technology to enter the printer passkey)

● Low

(The printer does not require users of other devices with Bluetooth wireless technology to enter the printer passkey)

Reset Bluetooth options:

● Yes

● No

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Top level menu

Submenus/options

Help Cartridges

Photo sizes

Paper loading

Paper jams

Camera connect

Preferences SmartFocus

Digital Flash

Date/time

Colorspace

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Additional submenus/options

Print Cartridge Help:

(Press

Navigation

or to scroll through the HP print cartridges available for the printer, then press

OK

to see how to insert the cartridge)

Photo Sizes Help:

(Press

Navigation

or to scroll through the available photo sizes)

Paper Loading Help:

(Press

Navigation

or to scroll through information on loading paper)

Paper Jam Help:

(Select to see how to remove a paper jam)

Camera Connect Help:

(Select to see where to connect a PictBridge compatible digital camera to the printer)

Turn SmartFocus:

● On (default)

● Off

Turn Digital Flash:

● On

● Off (default)

Date/time stamp:

● Date/time

● Date only

● Off (default)

Choose colorspace:

● sRGB

● Adobe RGB

● Auto-select (default)

The Auto-select default tells the printer to use the Adobe RGB

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Printer menu structure (continued)

Top level menu

Submenus/options

Passport photo mode

Tray select

Paper detect

Preview animation

Video enhancement

Additional submenus/options

colorspace, if available. The printer defaults to sRGB if

Adobe RGB is not available.

Turn passport photo mode:

● On

● Off (default)

Select Size:

If you select

On

, the printer prompts you to select the passport photo size. Passport mode tells the printer to print all photos in the selected size.

Each page contains one photo.

However, if you specify several copies of the same photo, they all appear on the same page (if enough space is available).

You must let photos printed in passport photo mode dry overnight before they are laminated.

Select which paper tray to use:

● Front (default when rear tray not installed)

● Rear

● Ask each time (default when rear tray is installed)

Auto paper detect:

● On (default)

● Off

Turn preview animation:

● On (default)

● Off

Turn video print enhancement:

● On

● Off (default)

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Top level menu

Submenus/options

Restore defaults

Language

Additional submenus/options

Restore original factory preferences:

● Yes

● No

Restores factory settings for all menu items except

Select language

and

Select country/ region

(under

Language

in

Preferences

menu) and

Bluetooth settings (under

Bluetooth

in the main printer menu).

Select language:

Select country/region:

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Getting ready to print

Before you can begin printing, there are three easy procedures you should become familiar with:

Loading paper

Inserting print cartridges

Inserting memory cards

You must load paper and insert a print cartridge before inserting a memory card.

Loading paper

Learn how to choose the right paper for your print job and how to load it into the correct tray for printing.

Choosing the right paper

For a list of available HP inkjet paper, or to purchase supplies, go to:

● www.hpshopping.com

(U.S.)

● www.hp.com/go/supplies (Europe)

● www.hp.com/jp/supply_inkjet (Japan)

● www.hp.com/paper (Asia/Pacific)

To get the best results from the printer, choose from these high-quality HP photo papers.

To print

High-quality, long-lasting prints and enlargements

Use this paper

HP Premium Plus photo paper

(Also known as Colorfast Photo Paper in some countries/regions.)

HP Premium photo paper Medium-to-high-resolution images from scanners and digital cameras

Casual and business photos

Text documents, draft versions, test and alignment pages

HP photo paper

HP Everyday photo paper

HP Premium inkjet paper

To keep your paper in good condition for printing:

● Store the photo paper in its original packaging or in a resealable plastic bag.

● Keep the paper flat in a cool, dry place. If the corners curl, place the paper in a plastic bag and gently bend it in the opposite direction until it lies flat.

● Hold photo paper by the edges to avoid smears.

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Loading your paper

Paper loading tips:

● You can print photos and documents 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), as well as on 8.5

inch-wide (216 mm) banner paper.

● Before loading paper, slide out the paper-width and length guides to make room for the paper. After loading paper, adjust the guides to fit close to the edges of the paper without bending the paper.

● Load only one type and size of paper at a time. Do not mix paper types or sizes in the Main input tray or the Photo tray.

● After loading paper, extend the Out tray extension to hold your printed pages.

This prevents printed pages from dropping off of the Out tray.

Use the directions in the following table to load the most commonly used paper sizes into the printer.

Paper type

● Letter or A4 paper

● Transparencies

● 8 x 10 inch (20 x 25 cm) photo paper

How to load

1.

Raise the Out tray.

2.

Load plain paper, photo paper, or transparencies print-side down. Check that the stack of paper is no higher than the top of the paper-length guide.

3.

Pull the Photo tray slider towards you until it stops.

The Main light illuminates, meaning that paper from the Main tray will be used for the next print job.

4.

Lower the Out tray.

Tray to load

Main tray

1 Out tray

2 Paper-width guide

3 Paper-length guide

4 Photo tray slider

Photo tray

● 4 x 6 inch (10 x

15 cm) photo paper

● Index cards

● Hagaki cards

● L-size cards

1.

Raise the Out tray.

2.

Load paper print-side down. If you are using tabbed paper, insert the paper so the tab feeds in last.

3.

Lower the Out tray.

4.

Push the Photo tray slider away from you until it stops. The Photo light illuminates, meaning that paper from the Photo tray will be used for the next print job.

1 Out tray

2 Paper-width guide

3 Paper-length guide

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Paper type How to load Tray to load

● 5 x 7 inch (13 x

18 cm) photo paper

● Envelopes

1.

Remove the Out tray by pushing in the buttons on each side and pulling the tray towards you.

2.

Load photo paper printside down.

Load envelopes with the front-side down and with the flap on the left. Tuck the flaps inside the envelopes to avoid paper jams.

3.

Replace the Out tray.

4.

Pull the Photo tray slider towards you until it stops.

The Main light illuminates, meaning that paper from the Main tray will be used for the next print job.

1 Photo tray slider

Main input tray

1 Out tray

1 Paper-length guide

2 Paper-width guide

Inserting print cartridges

The HP Photosmart 8100 series printer can print color and black-and-white photos.

HP provides different types of print cartridges so you can choose the best cartridges for your project. The cartridge numbers you can use in this printer also appear on the back cover.

For optimum printing results, HP recommends using only HP print cartridges. Inserting a cartridge that is not in this table may invalidate the printer warranty.

Use the correct print cartridges

To print… Insert this print cartridge in the left stall

Full-color photos HP Tri-color #95 or #97

Insert this print cartridge in the right stall

HP Photo #99

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Use the correct print cartridges (continued)

To print… Insert this print cartridge in the left stall

Black-and-white photos HP Tri-color #95 or #97

Sepia or antique photos

Text and colored line drawings

HP Tri-color #95 or #97

HP Tri-color #95 or #97

Insert this print cartridge in the right stall

HP Gray Photo #100

HP Photo #99

HP Black #96

Caution

Check that you are using the correct print cartridge. Also, note that

HP does not recommend modifying or refilling HP cartridges. Damage that results from modifying or refilling HP cartridges is not covered by the

HP warranty.

For best print quality, HP recommends that you install all retail print cartridges before the date stamped on the box.

Insert or replace the print cartridges

Prepare the printer and cartridges

1.

Make sure the power is on and you have removed the cardboard from inside the printer.

2.

Lift the main cover of the printer.

3.

Remove the bright pink tape from both cartridges.

Remove the pink tape

Do not touch the ink nozzles or the copper-colored contacts, and do not re-tape the cartridges.

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Do not touch here

Insert the cartridges

1.

If you are replacing a cartridge, push down and pull outward on the cartridge stall cover to open it and then pull the cartridge out.

2.

Match the symbol on the cartridge label to the correct stall. Hold the cartridge with the label on top and slide it at a slight upward angle into the stall so the copper-colored contacts go in first. Push the cartridge until it snaps into place.

3.

Close the cartridge stall cover.

4.

Repeat the previous steps to install the second cartridge, if necessary.

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5.

When you are finished installing cartridges, close the main cover.

You must install both cartridges in order for the printer to work as intended.

Tip

Ink-backup printing mode lets you keep printing even if one of the cartridges fails or runs out of ink. Remove the cartridge and close the main cover to enter ink-backup printing mode. The printer continues to print, but at a slower speed and with inferior print quality. A message reminds you that the printer is in ink-backup printing mode.

Replace the cartridge as soon as possible.

The idle screen of the printer displays two icons showing the approximate ink level for each cartridge (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, and nearly empty). Ink-level icons do not appear if one or both installed cartridges are not genuine HP cartridges.

Each time you install or replace a print cartridge, a message prompts you to print an alignment page.

This ensures high-quality prints.

Align the cartridges

1.

Load paper in the In tray.

2.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the cartridge alignment.

See Aligning the print cartridges .

When you are not using a print cartridge

Whenever you remove a print cartridge from the printer, store it in a print cartridge protector, if available. The cartridge protector keeps the ink from drying out. Storing the cartridge improperly can cause the cartridge to malfunction.

➔ To insert a cartridge into the cartridge protector, slide the cartridge into the protector at a slight angle and snap it securely into place.

Once you have inserted a cartridge into the cartridge protector, place it in the storage area located in the printer under the top cover.

Inserting memory cards

After you have taken pictures with a digital camera, you can remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into the printer to view and print your photos. The printer

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Chapter 2 can read the following types of memory cards: CompactFlash

, Memory Sticks,

Microdrive ™ , MultiMediaCard ™ , Secure Digital ™ , SmartMedia ™ , and xD-Picture Card ™ .

Caution

Using any other type of memory card may damage the memory card and the printer.

To learn about other ways of transferring photos from a digital camera to the printer,

see Getting connected

.

Supported file formats

The printer can recognize and print the following file formats directly from the memory card: JPEG, uncompressed TIFF, AVI (JPEG compression), QuickTime (JPEG compression), and MPEG-1. If a digital camera saves photos and video clips in other file formats, save the files to a computer and print them using a software application.

For more information, see the onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help.

Inserting a memory card

Find the memory card in the following table and use the instructions to insert the card into the printer.

Guidelines:

● Insert only one memory card at a time.

● Gently push the memory card into the printer until it stops. The memory card does not insert all the way into the printer; do not try to force it.

Caution

Inserting the memory card any other way may damage the card and the printer.

When the memory card is inserted correctly, the Memory Card light flashes and then remains solid green.

Caution

Do not pull out a memory card while the Memory Card light is flashing. For more information, see

Removing a memory card .

Memory card

CompactFlash

Slot

Top right slot

How to insert the memory card

● Front label faces up, and if the label has an arrow, the arrow points toward the printer

● Edge with metal pinholes goes into the printer first

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Memory card

Memory Stick

Slot

Bottom left slot

How to insert the memory card

● Angled corner is on the left

● Metal contacts face down

If you are using a Memory Stick Duo ™ or Memory

Stick PRO Duo

card, attach the adapter that came with the card before you insert the card into the printer

Microdrive

Top right slot ● Front label faces up, and if the label has an arrow, the arrow points toward the printer

● Edge with metal pinholes goes into the printer first

MultiMediaCard

Bottom right slot ● Angled corner is on the right

● Metal contacts face down

Secure Digital

Bottom right slot ● Angled corner is on the right

● Metal contacts face down

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Memory card

SmartMedia

Slot

Upper portion of the top left double slot

How to insert the memory card

● Angled corner is on the left

● Metal contacts face down

xD-Picture Card

Lower right portion of the top left double slot

● Curved side of card points toward you

● Metal contacts face down

Removing a memory card

Wait until the Memory Card light stops flashing, then gently pull the memory card to remove it from the printer.

Caution

Do not pull out a memory card while the Memory Card light is flashing. A flashing light means that the printer is accessing the memory card.

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.

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Printing photos without a computer

The HP Photosmart 8100 series printer lets you select, enhance, and print photos without even turning on the computer. Once you've set up the printer using the instructions in the Quick Start booklet, you can insert a memory card in the printer and print your photos using the buttons on the printer control panel.

You can also print photos directly from a digital camera. For more information, see

Printing photos from a digital camera .

Follow these steps for start-to-finish photo printing from a memory card

Step 1

Insert a memory card

See

Inserting memory cards .

Step 2

Load photo paper

See

Loading paper .

Step 3

Insert the correct print cartridges

See

Inserting print cartridges

.

Step 4

Select a photo layout

See

Selecting a photo layout .

Step 5

View the photos on the memory card to decide which photos to print

See

Deciding which photos to print .

Step 6

Select photos to print

See

Selecting photos to print

.

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Follow these steps for start-to-finish photo printing from a memory card

Step 7

Improve photo quality

See

Improving photo quality .

Step 8

Get creative!

See

Getting creative .

Step 9

Print the photos

See

Printing photos .

Selecting a photo layout

Turn the Layout dial to select a layout for the photos you want to print. All photos selected from the printer control panel will print in this layout. The actual size of the prints will vary according to the size of paper you load in the printer, as shown in the following table.

Paper size

● 10 x 15 cm

● 4 x 6 inches

5 x 7 inches

● A4

● 8.5 x 11 inches

● A4

● 8.5 x 11 inches

● A4

● 8.5 x 11 inches

● A4

● 8.5 x 11 inches

● A4

● 8.5 x 11 inches

8.5 x 11 inches

Layout

1 per page (borderless)

1 per page (borderless)

1 per page (borderless)

1 per page (with border)

2 per page

3 per page

4 per page

Photo size

● 10 x 15 cm

● 4 x 6 inches

5 x 7 inches

● A4

● 8.5 x 11 inches

● 20 x 25 cm

● 8 x 10 inches

● 13 x 18 cm

● 5 x 7 inches

● 10 x 15 cm

● 4 x 6 inches

● 9 x 13 cm

● 3.5 x 5 inches

Wallet (2.5 x 3.25 inches) 9 per page

Note

The printer may rotate the photos to fit the layout.

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Select the desired layout with the

Layout dial…

Description

Print layouts (row 1)

1.

One photo per sheet, borderless

2.

One photo per sheet, with white borders around the edges

3.

Two photos per sheet

Print layouts (row 2)

1.

Three photos per sheet

2.

Four photos per sheet

3.

Nine photos per sheet

Deciding which photos to print

You can decide which photos to print by viewing the photos on the printer screen, by printing a photo index, or by printing a proof sheet.

To decide which photos to print, try one of these options

View photos on the printer screen

You can view photos one at a time or nine at a time on the printer screen.

To view photos one at a time:

1.

Insert a memory card.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or . Press and hold the button to view the photos rapidly. When you reach the last photo in either direction, the display returns to the first or last photo and continues.

Print a photo index

A photo index shows thumbnail views and index numbers for up to 2000 photos on a memory card. Use plain

To view nine photos at a time:

1.

Insert a memory card.

2.

Press

OK

to enter 9-up view mode, then use the

Navigation

arrows to move through the photos.

To exit 9-up view mode and return to viewing one photo at a time, press

Zoom

.

Tip

To move quickly through the photos, press and hold

Select Photos

or . When you reach the last photo in either direction, the display continues with the first or last photo.

To print a photo index:

1.

Insert a memory card.

2.

Load several sheets of plain paper in the Main tray and pull the Photo tray slider towards you.

3.

Press

Menu

.

4.

Select

Print options

, then press

OK

.

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To decide which photos to print, try one of these options

5.

Select

Print index page

, then press

OK

.

paper instead of photo paper to cut costs.

A photo index may be several pages long.

Print a proof sheet

A proof sheet shows thumbnail views of all photos stored on a memory card. A proof sheet is different than a photo index because it provides spaces for you to select photos to print, specify the number of copies to print, and select the photo layout.

Note

A proof sheet may be several pages long.

For more information, see

Selecting photos to print

Printing photos

.

and

To print a proof sheet:

1.

Insert a memory card.

2.

Load several sheets of plain paper in the Main tray and pull the Photo tray slider towards you.

3.

Press

Menu

.

4.

Select

Print options

, then press

OK

.

5.

Select

Print proof sheet

, then press

OK

.

6.

Select from the following options:

– If you want to print a proof sheet containing the photos on the memory card that have not previously been printed from the control panel, select

New photos

, then press

OK

.

– If you want to print a proof sheet containing all photos on the memory card, select

All photos

, then press

OK

.

7.

Press

OK

.

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Selecting photos to print

If you want to…

Select a photo

Select more than one copy of a photo

Deselect a photo

When you deselect a photo, the printer discards any changes you made to the print settings for that photo.

Note

Deselecting photos does not delete them from the memory card.

Deselect all photos

Select photos on a proof sheet

After you print a proof sheet, you can use it to select specific photos to print.

For information about printing a proof sheet, see

Deciding which photos to print .

Follow these steps

1.

Insert a memory card.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to select.

3.

Press

Select Photos

to select the displayed photo.

A check mark appears in the bottom corner of the photo.

4.

To select additional photos, repeat steps 2 and 3.

1.

Insert a memory card.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to select.

3.

Press

Select Photos

once for each copy of the displayed photo you want to print.

The number of times that the photo has been selected appears at the bottom of the photo.

For example, if you select a photo twice, x2 appears.

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to deselect.

2.

Press

Cancel

to deselect the displayed photo for printing.

If a photo was selected multiple times, the printer removes one selection of the photo each time you press

Cancel

.

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display a photo that is not currently selected (any photo with no check mark in the bottom corner).

2.

Press

Cancel

until a message appears on the printer screen asking if you want to deselect all photos.

3.

Select

Yes

, then press

OK

.

1.

Select the photos you want to print by filling in the circle below each photo with a dark pen.

2.

Select the number of copies you want of each photo by filling in the copies section. Make sure to only fill in one choice in the copies section.

3.

Select photo layout in the print layout section.

Make sure to only fill in one choice.

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If you want to… Follow these steps

Once you've filled out the proof sheet, scan it to print the selected photos. For information about

scanning the proof sheet, see Printing photos

.

Improving photo quality

The printer provides a variety of enhancements that can improve the quality of a photo printed from a memory card. These print settings do not change the original photo.

They only affect printing.

Problem and solution

Poor-quality video clips

This preference affects all printed video clips.

How to correct it

Red eye in flash photos

Blurred photos

This preference affects all printed photos.

To remove or reduce the red eye effect in a photo:

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to fix.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Edit

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Remove red-eye

, then press

OK

.

Photos with poor brightness To adjust the brightness of a photo:

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to fix.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Edit

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Photo brightness

, then press

OK

.

5.

Use the

Select Photos

arrows to increase or decrease photo brightness to the desired level, then press

OK

.

To automatically focus images for clearer, sharper detail:

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Preferences

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

SmartFocus

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

On

, then press

OK

.

Photos with poor lighting and contrast

This preference affects all printed photos.

To apply a digital flash to a photo:

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Preferences

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Digital Flash

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

On

, then press

OK

.

To improve the quality of video action prints:

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Preferences

, then press

OK

.

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Problem and solution How to correct it

3.

Select

Video enhancement

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

On

, then press

OK

.

Getting creative

The printer provides a variety of tools and effects that let you use your photos in creative ways. These print settings do not change the original photo. They only affect printing.

To try these features…

Crop a photo

Press

Zoom

to enter Zoom mode where you can increase or decrease the magnification by 0.25x. The maximum level is 5.0x.

Add a decorative frame

Choose from a palette of different patterns and colors to make the frame stand out.

Follow these steps

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to crop.

2.

Press

Zoom

to enter Zoom mode and increase the magnification of the photo by

0.25x.

3.

Press

Select Photos

to increase the magnification level by 0.25x.

Note

The crop box changes from green to yellow if printing at the selected magnification will noticeably reduce the print quality.

Press

Select Photos

to decrease the magnification level by 0.25x. The minimum magnification level is 1.0x.

4.

At any magnification level, use the

Navigation

arrows to move the crop box left, right, up, or down. Press

Rotate

to rotate the crop box 90 degrees clockwise.

5.

Press

OK

when the portion of the image you want to print is in the crop box.

Cropping does not change the original photo.

It only affects printing.

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo to which you want to add a frame.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Edit

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Add frame

, then select

OK

.

5.

Use the

Select Photos

arrows to highlight the frame pattern you want to use, then press

OK

.

6.

Use the

Select Photos

arrows to highlight the frame color you want to use, then press

OK

.

The photo appears on the printer screen with the frame. The effect does not change the original photo. It only affects printing.

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To try these features…

Add a color effect

You can set the printer to change the color effect applied to a photo from

No effect

(default) to

Black & white

,

Sepia

, or

Antique

.

Photos printed in

Sepia

print in brown tones and look similar to photos produced in the early 1900s. Photos printed in

Antique

print in the same brown tones, but with some pale colors added to give the appearance that they are hand-colored.

Create borderless prints

You can set the printer to print borderless photos.

Add the date and time to your prints

You can print a stamp on the front of your photos that shows when the photo was taken. This preference affects all prints.

Change the print quality

You can change the print quality for photos. Best quality is the default and produces the highest quality photos.

Normal quality conserves ink and prints faster.

Follow these steps

1.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo to which you want to add a color effect.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Edit

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Add color effect

, then press

OK

.

5.

Select a color effect, then press

OK

.

The photo appears on the printer screen with the selected color effect applied. The effect does not change the original photo. It only affects printing.

➔ Turn the Layout dial to the One photo per

sheet, borderless icon.

Make sure to use photo paper. If you use plain paper, the printer will override the borderless setting and print with narrow white borders on all sides to prevent paper jams.

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Preferences

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Date/time

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select one of the following date/time stamp options:

Date/time

Date only

Off

5.

Press

OK

.

If you use a computer to modify the photo and then save your changes, the original date and time information are lost. Changes that you make to the photo using the printer control panel do not affect the date and time information.

To change the print quality to Normal for one print job:

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Tools

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Print quality

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Normal

, then press

OK

.

Print quality will revert to Best after the next print job.

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To try these features…

View a slide show

You can view all the photos stored on a memory card in sequence like a slide show.

Viewing a slide show on the printer screen does not affect any photo selections or print settings you have made.

Follow these steps

To view a slide show on the printer screen:

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Tools

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Slide Show

, then press

OK

.

Press

OK

to pause or resume a slide show.

Press

Cancel

to stop the slide show.

Printing photos

You can print photos without a computer in several different ways:

● Insert a memory card with photos on it into one of the memory card slots on the printer

● Connect an HP direct-printing digital camera to the USB port on the rear of the printer

● Connect a PictBridge digital camera to the camera port on the front of the printer

Install the optional HP Bluetooth ® wireless printer adapter and print from a digital camera with Bluetooth wireless technology

Printing photos from a memory card

You can print photos from a memory card by inserting the card into the printer and using the printer control panel to view, select, enhance, and print photos. You can also print camera-selected photos—photos you marked for printing using a digital camera—directly from a memory card. If the digital camera records video clips, you can view the video clips on the printer screen and select individual frames for printing.

Printing from a memory card is quick and easy, and does not drain the digital camera batteries.

If you want to…

Print one photo

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

Print multiple photos

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the

Follow these steps:

1.

Turn the

Layout

dial to select a photo layout.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to print.

3.

Press

Select Photos

to select the photo.

4.

If you like, change the print settings for the

selected photo as described in Getting creative and

Improving photo quality .

5.

Press

Print

to print the photo.

1.

Turn the Layout dial to select the photo layout.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photos you want to print.

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If you want to…

paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

Print more than one copy of a photo

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

Print all photos on the memory card

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

Print a continuous range of photos

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

Print new photos

You can choose to print all

“new” photos on a memory

Follow these steps:

3.

When a photo you want to print appears on the printer screen, press

Select Photos

to select the photo.

4.

If you like, change the print settings for the selected photo as described in

Getting creative and

Improving photo quality

.

5.

To select additional photos, repeat steps 4, 5, and 6.

6.

When you have selected all the photos you want to print and have made any desired changes to the print settings, press

Print

.

1.

Turn the

Layout

dial to select the photo layout.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the photo you want to print.

3.

Press

Select Photos

once for each copy of the displayed photo you want to print.

4.

If you like, change the print settings for the selected photo as described in

Getting creative and

Improving photo quality

.

5.

Press

Print

.

1.

Turn the

Layout

dial to select a photo layout.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Print options

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Print all

, then press

OK

to begin printing all photos on the memory card.

The first frame of each video clip on the memory card will also print.

1.

2.

3.

4.

Turn the

Press

Select

Select

Layout

Menu

.

dial to select a photo layout.

Print options

Print range

, then press

, then press

OK

OK

.

.

5.

Press

Select Photos

or until the first photo you want to print appears on the left side of the printer screen, then press

OK

.

6.

Press

Select Photos

or until the last photo you want to print appears on the right side of the printer screen, then press

OK

.

The selected range of photos begins printing.

The first frame of each video clip in the selected range will also print.

1.

Turn the

Layout

dial to select a photo layout.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Print options

, then press

OK

.

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If you want to…

card at once. “New” photos are photos that have not previously been printed from the printer control panel.

If you print or modify the photos using a computer, the tags the printer uses to mark photos that have been printed from the control panel might get removed, causing previously printed photos to be selected as new photos.

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

Print the photos you selected on a proof sheet

After you've filled out the proof sheet as described in

Selecting photos to print , you

can scan it to print the selected photos. Make sure the same memory card used when you printed the proof sheet is inserted when you scan that proof sheet.

Print photos from video clips

You can view video clips on the printer screen, and select and print individual frames.

Follow these steps:

4.

Select

Print new

, then press

OK

.

The first frame of each new video clip will also print.

The printer will continue to consider these photos

”new” until you remove the memory card.

1.

Make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer.

2.

Press

Menu

.

3.

Select

Print options

, then press

OK

.

4.

Select

Scan proof sheet

, then press

OK

.

5.

Load the proof sheet in the Main tray with the printed side facing down and the top of the page facing toward the printer.

If the printed proof sheet spans several pages, insert the pages in reverse order to allow the printer to scan them all properly.

6.

Press

OK

to begin scanning.

7.

When a message appears on the printer screen prompting you to load paper, load photo paper in the Main tray or Photo tray and check that the tray is engaged.

8.

Press

OK

to start printing the photos you selected on the proof sheet.

Photos printed from a proof sheet use the default print settings. Any print settings you have applied to photos, such as cropping, color effects, and decorative frames, are ignored.

1.

Turn the

Layout

dial to select a photo layout.

2.

Press

Select Photos

or to display the video clip you want to print.

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If you want to… Follow these steps:

When you first insert a memory card containing a video clip, the printer uses the first frame of the video clip to represent the clip on the printer screen.

The printer recognizes video clips recorded in these formats:

● Motion-JPEG AVI

● Motion-JPEG QuickTime

● MPEG-1

The printer ignores video clips in any other format.

Before you begin, make sure that the memory card is inserted in the printer and the paper tray you want to use is engaged and loaded with the correct paper.

3.

Press

OK

to play the video clip.

You can fast-forward the video while it is playing by pressing and holding

Navigation

.

4.

To pause the video while it is playing, press

OK

.

You can play the video in slow motion by pressing and holding

Navigation

while the video is paused.

5.

To select the displayed video frame, press

Select Photos

.

6.

Press

Print

to begin printing.

Print a video action print

A video action print is a series of nine automatically selected frames from a video clip.

Print camera-selected photos from a memory card

When you select photos for printing using a digital camera, the camera creates a Digital

Print Order Format (DPOF) file that identifies the selected photos. The printer can read

DPOF 1.0 and 1.1 files directly from a memory card.

1.

Insert a memory card containing one or more video clips.

2.

Load photo paper and check that the paper tray you want to use is engaged.

3.

Press

Menu

.

4.

Select

Print options

, then press

OK

.

5.

Select

Video action prints

, then press

OK

.

6.

Press

Select Photos

or to highlight the video clip you want to print as a video action print.

7.

Press

Select Photos

, then press

Print

.

1.

Use the digital camera to select the photos you want to print. For more information, see the documentation that came with the camera.

2.

If you select default as the photo layout with the camera, turn the

Layout

dial on the printer to select a photo layout.

If you select a photo layout other than default with the camera, photos print in the cameraselected layout regardless of the printer setting.

3.

Load photo paper and check that the paper tray you want to use is engaged.

4.

Remove the memory card from the digital camera and insert it into the printer.

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If you want to…

Stop printing

Follow these steps:

5.

When a message appears on the printer screen asking if you want to print the cameraselected photos, select

Yes

, then press

OK

.

The photos you selected with a camera will print.

If the printer cannot find or read all of the cameraselected photos on the card, it will print those photos that it can read.

After printing, the printer deletes the DPOF file and unmarks the photos.

To stop a print job in progress, press

Cancel

.

Printing photos from a digital camera

You can print photos by connecting an HP direct-printing digital camera or a

PictBridge digital camera directly to the printer with a USB cable. If you have a digital camera with Bluetooth wireless technology, you can insert the optional HP Bluetooth ® wireless printer adapter in the printer and send photos to the printer wirelessly.

When you print from a digital camera, the printer uses the settings that you selected on the camera. For more information, see the documentation that came with the camera.

To print photos from a…

Digital camera with

Bluetooth wireless technology

If you have a digital camera with Bluetooth wireless technology, you can purchase the optional HP Bluetooth ® wireless printer adapter and print from a camera using a

Bluetooth wireless connection.

You can also print from other devices with Bluetooth wireless technology, such as

PDAs and mobile phones. For more information, see

Connecting to other devices .

Digital camera with

PictBridge technology

Follow these steps

1.

Set the Bluetooth options for the printer using the Bluetooth menu on the printer screen. For more information, see

Printer menu

.

2.

Load photo paper in the printer and check that the paper tray you want to use is engaged.

3.

Insert the HP Bluetooth

®

wireless printer adapter into the camera port on the front of the printer.

The light on the adapter will flash when the adapter is ready to receive data.

4.

Follow the instructions in the documentation that came with the digital camera to send photos to the printer.

1.

Turn on the PictBridge digital camera and select the photos you want to print.

2.

Load photo paper in the printer and check that the paper tray you want to use is engaged.

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To print photos from a…

HP direct-printing digital camera

Follow these steps

3.

Make sure the camera is in PictBridge mode, then connect it to the camera port on the

front of the printer using the USB cable that came with the camera.

Once the printer recognizes the PictBridge camera, the selected photos print automatically.

1.

Turn on the HP direct-printing digital camera and select the photos you want to print.

2.

Connect the camera to the USB port on the

back of the printer using the USB cable that came with the camera.

3.

Load photo paper in the printer and check that the paper tray you want to use is engaged.

4.

Follow the instructions on the camera screen.

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Getting connected

Use the printer to stay connected to other devices and people.

Connecting to other devices

This printer offers several ways of connecting to computers or other devices. Each connection type lets you do different things.

Connection type and what you need

USB

● A Universal Serial Bus (USB) 1.1 or

2.0 full-speed compliant cable 10 feet (3 meters) or less in length. For instructions about connecting the printer with a USB cable, see the

Quick Start Booklet.

● A computer with Internet access (to use HP Instant Share).

PictBridge

A PictBridge-compatible digital camera and a USB cable.

Connect the camera to the camera port on the front of the printer.

Bluetooth

The optional HP Bluetooth wireless printer adapter.

If the printer came with this accessory or you have purchased it separately, see the accompanying documentation and the onscreen Help for instructions.

This lets you...

● Print from a computer to the printer.

See

Printing from a computer .

● Save photos from a memory card inserted in the printer to a computer where you can enhance or organize them in the HP Image Zone software.

● Share photos through HP Instant

Share.

● Print directly from an

HP Photosmart direct-printing digital camera to the printer. For more information, see

Printing photos from a digital camera and the

camera documentation.

Print directly from a PictBridgecompatible digital camera to the printer.

For more information, see

Printing photos from a digital camera and the

camera documentation.

Print from any device with Bluetooth wireless technology to the printer.

If you connect the optional HP Bluetooth wireless printer adapter to the printer through the camera port, be sure to set the Bluetooth printer menu options as needed. See

Printer menu .

The adapter is not compatible with the

Macintosh OS.

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Connecting through HP Instant Share

Use HP Instant Share to share photos with friends and relatives using e-mail, online albums, or an online photo finishing service. The printer must be connected through a

USB cable to a computer with Internet access and have all the HP software installed.

If you try to use HP Instant Share and do not have all the required software installed or configured, a message prompts you through the required steps.

To use HP Instant Share

1.

Insert a memory card and select some photos.

2.

Press

HP Instant Share

.

3.

Follow the instructions on the computer to share the selected photos with others.

See the onscreen HP Image Zone Help for information about using HP Instant Share.

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Printing from a computer

All HP photo printers come with the HP Image Zone software, which helps you do more with your photos than ever before. Use it to get creative with your pictures: edit them, share them, and create fun projects such as greeting cards. To work with photos, you need to transfer them to a computer that you have connected to the printer. Press

Save

on the printer control panel to save the photos from an inserted memory card to the computer. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

You should also get to know the printer driver software. That's the interface that pops up whenever you print. It controls the resolution and color, and it usually chooses those settings automatically (which is fine when you're printing on plain paper). But if you're printing a digital photo, you'll want to change printer driver settings to produce the best-quality print.

For information on installing the HP Image Zone and printer driver software, see the

Quick Start booklet. HP Image Zone is only installed if you choose the Typical installation option. The Macintosh supports only a subset of the features of the

HP Image Zone, as noted in the following table.

Software feature

Take control of printing

Harness the power of the

HP Photosmart printer driver. This software gives you full control over how your photos print. You can:

● Produce draft-quality prints to save on ink and photo media

● Learn how to get the most out of the printer and your digital photos

● Use advanced color settings to produce the highest-quality prints

HP Instant Share

Where to find information

Windows: In the onscreen Help, click

HP Photosmart Printer Help. In the print dialog box itself, right-click any option and click the What's This? box to learn more about that option.

Macintosh: Select Help > Mac Help in the Finder, then select Library >

HP Photosmart Printer Help for

Macintosh.

For more information about using

HP Instant Share with your specific printer model, see

Connecting through

HP Instant Share .

Windows: In the onscreen Help, click

Use the HP Image Zone, then click

Share your images using HP Instant

Share.

To use HP Instant Share on Windows, start HP Image Zone, select one or more photos, then click the HP Instant

Share tab.

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Software feature

Use HP Instant Share to share photos with family and friends. HP Instant

Share lets you easily:

● E-mail images using HP Instant

Share without large file attachments

● Create online albums to share, organize, and store photos

● Order professionally processed prints online (availability varies by country/region)

Creative projects

Think outside the photo album. The

HP Image Zone lets you use your digital photos for creative projects such as:

● Iron-on transfers

● Banners

● Greeting cards

Organize your photos

Where to find information

Macintosh: Start HP Instant Share, then follow the onscreen instructions.

To use HP Instant Share on a

Macintosh, press and hold on

HP Photosmart Menu in the Dock, then select HP Instant Share from the popup menu.

Windows: In the onscreen Help, click

Use the HP Image Zone, then click

Create projects.

To do creative projects on Windows, start HP Image Zone, select one or more photos, then click the Projects tab.

Macintosh: To do creative projects on a

Macintosh, press and hold on the active

HP Photosmart Menu in the Dock, then select HP Image Print from the pop-up menu. Select a creative printing option from the Print Style drop down menu.

Onscreen instructions appear in the

HP Image Print window.

In the onscreen Help, click Use the

HP Image Zone, then click Manage

your images.

To organize your photos on Windows, start HP Image Zone, then click the My

Images tab.

Macintosh: This feature is not available on the Macintosh.

The HP Image Zone helps you keep on top of your digital photos and video clips by letting you:

● Organize your photos in albums

● Search through your photos by date, keywords, and more

● Index images automatically

Edit and enhance your photos

Windows: In the onscreen Help, click

Use the HP Image Zone, then click Edit

your images.

To edit photos on Windows, start

HP Image Zone, select one or more photos, then click the Edit tab.

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Software feature Where to find information

Macintosh: To edit photos on a

Macintosh, press and hold on the active

HP Photosmart Menu in the Dock, then select HP Image Edit from the pop-up menu.

The HP Image Zone lets you:

● Do manual color correction and make other adjustments to improve your photos before you print them

● Add text and other graphics

● Resize your digital photos

Be sure to download the latest printer software update every couple of months to ensure you have the latest features and improvements.

To update the printer software

1.

Make sure the computer is connected to the Internet.

2.

From the Windows Start menu, select Programs (All Programs in Windows XP)

> HP > HP Software Update.

3.

Click Next. HP Software Update searches the HP website for printer software updates.

– If the computer has the most recent version of the printer software installed,

No updates are available for your system at this time appears in the

HP Software Update window.

– If the computer does not have the most recent version of the printer software installed, a software update appears in the HP Software Update window.

4.

If a software update is available, check the box beside the update to select it.

5.

Click Install.

6.

Follow the onscreen instructions.

Note

This process does not update the HP Image Zone software. The

HP Image Zone software is available only on CD. Contact HP directly to order software updates on CD, including the HP Image Zone software. For contact information, see the website: www.hp.com/support .

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Care and maintenance

The HP Photosmart 8100 series printer requires very little maintenance. Follow the guidelines in this chapter to extend the life span of the printer and printing supplies, and to ensure that the photos you print are always of the highest quality.

Cleaning and maintaining the printer

Keep the printer and print cartridges clean and well maintained using the simple procedures in this section.

Cleaning the outside of the printer

1.

Turn off the printer, then disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer.

2.

Wipe the outside of the printer with a soft cloth that has been lightly moistened with water.

Caution

Do not use any type of cleaning solution. Household cleaners and detergents may damage the printer finish. Do not clean the interior of the printer. Keep all fluids away from the interior. Do not lubricate the metal rod on which the print cartridge cradle slides. Noise is normal when the cradle moves back and forth.

Automatically cleaning the print cartridges

If you notice white lines or single-color streaks on the photos you print, the print cartridges may need to be cleaned. Do not clean the cartridges more often than necessary, since cleaning uses up ink. Follow the steps in this section to run an automatic cartridge-cleaning procedure.

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Tools

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Clean cartridges

, then press

OK

.

4.

Following the directions on the printer screen, load paper so the printer can print a test page after cleaning the cartridges. Use plain paper to conserve photo paper.

5.

Press

OK

to begin cleaning the print cartridges.

6.

When the printer finishes cleaning the cartridges and prints a test page, it asks whether you want to

Continue to second level cleaning

. Check the test page and select from the following options:

– If the test page has white streaks or missing colors, the print cartridges need to be cleaned again. Select

Yes

, then press

OK

to continue to a second level cleaning.

– If the print quality of the test page looks good, select

No

, then press

OK

.

You can clean the cartridges up to three times. Each successive cleaning is more thorough and uses more ink.

If you complete all three levels of cleaning using this procedure and you still notice white streaks or missing colors on the test page, you may need to clean the print

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Manually cleaning the print cartridge contacts .

Note

If a cartridge has been recently dropped, you may also see white streaks or missing colors in your prints. This problem is temporary and clears up within 24 hours.

Manually cleaning the print cartridge contacts

If you use the printer in a dusty environment, debris may accumulate on the coppercolored contacts and cause printing problems.

To clean the print cartridge contacts:

1.

Gather the following items to clean the contacts:

– Distilled water (tap water may contain contaminants that can damage the print cartridge)

– Cotton swabs or other soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the print cartridge

2.

Open the top cover of the printer.

3.

Remove the print cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the ink nozzle plate facing up. Be careful not to touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzle plate with your fingers.

Caution

Do not leave the print cartridge outside the printer for more than

30 minutes. Ink nozzles exposed to the air longer than this may dry out and cause printing problems.

4.

Lightly moisten a cotton swab with distilled water and squeeze any excess water from the swab.

5.

Gently wipe the copper-colored contacts with the cotton swab.

Caution

Do not touch the ink nozzle plate. Touching the ink nozzle plate will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.

6.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 until no ink residue or dust appears on a clean swab.

7.

Insert the print cartridge in the printer, then close the top of the printer.

Printing a test page

You can print a test page to check the condition of the print cartridge.

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Tools

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Print test page

, then press

OK

.

4.

Following the directions on the printer screen, load paper so the printer can print a test page. Use plain paper to conserve photo paper.

5.

Press

OK

to begin printing the test page.

The test page contains the following information:

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1 Image print quality. If the lined bars look good, photos should print well.

2 Ink nozzle quality. If there are white streaks in the solid bars on this page, try cleaning the print cartridge. For more information, see

Automatically cleaning the print cartridges .

3 Estimated ink level. This indicator shows how much ink is left in the print cartridge.

4 Diagnostic information. Use the text information on this page when working with

Customer Care to solve printing problems.

Aligning the print cartridges

The first time you install a print cartridge in the printer, the printer aligns it automatically. However, if colors in the photos you print are misaligned, or if the alignment page does not print correctly when you install a new print cartridge, use the following procedure to align the print cartridges.

1.

Press

Menu

.

2.

Select

Tools

, then press

OK

.

3.

Select

Align cartridge

.

4.

Following the directions on the printer screen, load paper so the printer can print an alignment page. Use plain paper to conserve photo paper.

5.

Press

OK

to begin aligning the print cartridge.

When the printer finishes aligning the cartridge, it prints an alignment page to confirm that the alignment was successful.

– The check marks verify that the print cartridge is installed correctly and functioning properly.

– If an “x” appears to the left of any of the bars, align the print cartridge again.

If the “x” still appears, replace the print cartridge.

Printing a sample page

You can print a sample page to test the printer photo printing quality and to make sure the paper is loaded correctly.

1.

Disengage the Photo tray by pulling the Photo tray slider toward you until it stops.

2.

Load paper in the Main tray. Use plain paper to conserve photo paper.

3.

Press

Menu

.

4.

Select

Tools

, then press

OK

.

5.

Select

Print sample page

, then press

OK

.

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Updating the software

Download the latest printer software update periodically to ensure you have the latest features and improvements. You can download printer software updates by going to www.hp.com/support or by using HP Software Update.

Note

The printer software update that you download from the HP web site does not update the HP Image Zone software.

Downloading the software

Note

Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you use

HP Software Update.

1.

From the Windows Start menu, select Programs (in Windows XP, select All

Programs) > Hewlett-Packard > HP Software Update. The HP Software

Update window opens.

2.

Click Check Now. HP Software Update searches the HP web site for printer software updates. If the computer does not have the most recent version of the printer software installed, a software update appears in the HP Software Update window.

Note

If the computer has the most recent version of the printer software installed, the following message appears in the HP Software Update window: “No updates are available for your system at this time”.

3.

If a software update is available, click the checkbox next to the software update to select it.

4.

Click Install.

5.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Storing the printer and print cartridges

Protect the printer and print cartridges by storing them properly when you are not using them.

Storing the printer

The printer is built to withstand long or short periods of inactivity.

● Store the printer indoors out of direct sunlight in a place without temperature extremes.

● If the printer and print cartridge have not been used for one month or more, clean the print cartridge before printing. For more information, see

Automatically cleaning the print cartridges .

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Storing the print cartridges

When you store the printer, always leave the active print cartridge inside the printer.

The printer stores the print cartridge in a protective cap during the power-down cycle.

Caution

Make sure the printer completes its power-down cycle before you unplug the power cord. This allows the printer to store the print cartridge properly.

Follow these tips to help maintain HP print cartridges and ensure consistent print quality:

● When you remove a print cartridge from the printer, store it in a print cartridge protector to prevent the ink from drying out.

In some countries/regions the cartridge protector is not included with the printer, but comes with the Gray Photo cartridge that can be purchased separately. In other countries/regions, the protector is included with the printer.

● Keep all unused print cartridges in their original sealed packages until they are needed. Store print cartridges at room temperature (15–35 degrees C or 59–95 degrees F).

● Do not remove the plastic tape covering the ink nozzles until you are ready to install the print cartridge in the printer. If the plastic tape has been removed from the print cartridge, do not attempt to reattach it. Reattaching the tape damages the print cartridge.

Maintaining the quality of photo paper

For best results with photo paper, follow the guidelines in this section.

Storing photo paper

● Store the photo paper in its original packaging or in a resealable plastic bag.

● Store the packaged photo paper on a flat, cool, and dry surface.

● Return unused photo paper to the plastic bag. Paper left in the printer or exposed to the elements may curl.

Handling photo paper

● Always hold photo paper by the edges to avoid fingerprints.

● If the photo paper has curled edges, place it in its plastic storage bag and gently bend it in the opposite direction of the curl until the paper lies flat.

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Troubleshooting

The HP Photosmart printer is designed to be reliable and easy to use. This chapter answers frequently asked questions about using the printer and printing without a computer. It contains information about the following topics:

Printer hardware problems

Printing problems

Error messages

For additional troubleshooting information, see:

Software installation troubleshooting: The Quick Start booklet that came with the printer.

Printer software and printing from a computer troubleshooting: The onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help. For information about viewing the

onscreen Printer Help, see Welcome .

Printer hardware problems

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

Note

If you want to connect the printer to a computer with a USB cable,

HP recommends using a cable of less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length to minimize injected noise due to potential high electromagnetic fields.

The On light is flashing green but the printer is not printing.

The printer is busy processing information. Wait for it to finish.

The On light is flashing red.

The printer requires attention. Try the following:

● Check the printer screen for instructions. If you have a digital camera connected to the printer, check the camera screen for instructions. If the printer is connected to a computer, check the computer monitor for instructions.

● Turn off the printer, then unplug its power cord. Wait about 10 seconds, then plug it in again. Turn on the printer.

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The On light flashed amber briefly after I turned the printer off.

This is a normal part of the power-down process. It does not indicate a problem with the printer.

The On light is flashing amber.

A printer error has occurred. Try the following:

● Check the printer screen for instructions. If you have a digital camera connected to the printer, check the camera screen for instructions. If the printer is connected to a computer, check the computer monitor for instructions.

● Turn off the printer, then unplug its power cord. Wait about 10 seconds, then plug it in again. Turn on the printer.

● If the On light continues to flash amber, go to www.hp.com/support or contact

Customer Care.

The printer does not find and display the photos I stored on my memory card.

Try the following:

● Turn off the printer, then unplug its power cord. Wait about 10 seconds, then plug it in again. Turn on the printer.

● The memory card may contain file types the printer cannot read directly from the memory card.

– Save the photos to a computer, then print them from the computer. For more information, see the documentation that came with the camera and the onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help.

– The next time you take photos, set the digital camera to save them in a file format the printer can read directly from the memory card. For a list of supported file formats, see

Printer specifications . For instructions on setting

the digital camera to save photos in specific file formats, see the documentation that came with the camera.

– The memory card may need to be reformatted if the problem persists.

The printer is plugged in, but it will not turn on.

● The printer may have drawn too much power. Unplug the printer's power cord.

Wait about 10 seconds, then plug the power cord back in. Turn on the printer.

● The printer may be plugged into a power strip that is turned off. Turn on the power strip, then turn on the printer.

● The power cord could be defective. Check the green light on the power cord and make sure it is lit.

The printer makes noises when I turn it on, or starts making noises on its own after it has been sitting unused for a while.

The printer may make noises after long periods of inactivity (approximately 2 weeks), or when its power supply has been interrupted and then restored. This is normal

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operation—the printer is performing an automatic maintenance procedure to ensure that it produces the best quality output.

Printing problems

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

The printer does not print borderless photos when I print from the control panel.

Make sure you have selected an appropriate paper size. The printer cannot print borderless photos on all sizes of paper. For information about selecting the paper size for borderless photos, see

Selecting a photo layout .

Printing is very slow.

● You may be printing a project containing high resolution graphics or photos, or a

PDF. Large, complex projects containing graphics or photos print slower than text documents.

● The printer may be in Ink-Backup Printing Mode. The printer enters this mode when one of the print cartridges have been removed. Replace the missing print cartridge.

I selected the Print new option in the printer menu, and got more photos than I expected.

To the printer, a “new” photo on a memory card is one that you haven't printed from the printer control panel. When you select

Print new

, the printer will print all photos that have not previously been printed from the control panel. To print the photos you

want, select them manually. For more information, see Selecting photos to print .

I selected the Print new option in the printer menu, but the printer did not print the new photos stored on the memory card.

There are no new photos on the memory card, or the photos have already been printed from the printer control panel. To print the photos you want, select them manually. For more information, see

Selecting photos to print

.

Photo paper does not feed into the printer correctly from the Photo tray.

● The Photo tray may not be engaged. Engage the Photo tray by gently pushing the Photo tray slider towards the printer until it stops.

● The photo paper guides may not be adjusted correctly. Make sure that the photo paper-width guide and the photo paper-length guide fit close to the edges of the paper without bending the paper.

● There may be too much paper loaded in the Photo tray. Remove some paper from the tray and try printing again.

● If you are using the printer in an extremely high or low humidity environment, insert the paper as far as it will go into the Photo tray, and load one sheet of photo paper at a time.

● The photo paper may be 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,

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Maintaining the quality of photo paper .

Paper does not feed into the printer correctly from the Main tray.

● There may be too much paper loaded in the Main tray. Remove some paper from the tray and try printing again.

● The paper guides may not be adjusted correctly. Make sure that the paper-width guide and the paper-length guide fit close to the edges of the paper without bending the paper.

● Two or more pieces of paper may be sticking together. Remove the paper from the Main tray, fan the edges of the stack to separate the sheets of paper, then reload the paper and try printing again.

● If the paper is wrinkled or bent, try using different paper.

● The paper may be too thin or too thick. Use HP inkjet paper for best results. For more information, see

Loading paper

.

Printed pages are dropping off of the Out tray.

Pages can drop off of the Out tray when they are printed. To prevent this, always extend the Out tray extension when you print.

The printout is rippled or curled.

The project you are printing uses a larger amount of ink than normal. Print the project from a computer, and use the printer software to lower the ink saturation level. See the onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help for more information.

The document printed at an angle or is off-center.

● The paper may not be loaded correctly. Reload the paper, making sure that the paper is correctly oriented in the Main tray and that the paper-width guide and the paper-length guide fit close to the edges of the paper. For paper-loading instructions, see

Loading paper

.

The print cartridges may need to be aligned. For more information, see Aligning the print cartridges .

Colors are not printing satisfactorily.

● You may not be using the best print cartridges for the project. To print text documents and graphics, use the Tri-color and Black print cartridges. To print color photos, use the Tri-color and Photo cartridges. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges .

● You may be printing in Ink-Backup Printing Mode. The printer enters Ink-Backup printing mode when one of the print cartridges is missing. Replace the missing cartridge.

● A cartridge is out of ink. Replace it.

● Some of the ink nozzles on a cartridge are clogged. Clean the cartridges. See

Automatically cleaning the print cartridges .

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No page came out of the printer. —OR— The paper jammed while printing.

● The printer may need attention. Read the printer screen for instructions.

● The power may be off or there may be a loose connection. Make sure the power is on, and that the power cord is securely connected.

● You may not have any paper in the Main tray or Photo tray. Check that the paper is loaded correctly in the paper tray you are using. For paper-loading instructions,

see Loading paper .

● The paper may have jammed while printing.

– Turn off the printer, then unplug it from the power source. Clear the printer of any paper that may be obstructing the paper path. Remove the rear access door. Gently remove the jammed paper from the printer, then replace the rear access door. Plug the printer back in and turn it on. Try printing again.

– If you were printing labels, make sure a label did not become unglued from the label sheet while going through the printer.

– If you experience paper jams when using the Photo tray, make sure that the photo paper-width guide and the photo paper-length guide fit close to the edges of the photo paper without bending the paper. Make sure the Photo tray is fully engaged by gently pushing the Photo tray slider toward the printer until it stops. If you still have problems, try loading one sheet of photo paper at a time.

Banner paper jams between the Main and Out trays.

There is too much banner paper in the Main tray. Clear the paper jam. See

No page came out of the printer. —OR— The paper jammed while printing.

.

A blank page came out of the printer.

● Check the ink-level icons on the printer screen. Replace any print cartridges that are out of ink. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges

.

● You may have begun printing and then cancelled the process. If you cancelled the process before printing started, the printer may have already loaded paper in preparation for printing. The next time you print, the printer will eject the blank page before starting the new printing project.

● You may be printing in Ink-Backup Printing Mode with only the black print cartridge installed and borderless printing turned on. Replace the missing print cartridge with a new one, or turn off borderless printing. For more information about printing in Ink-Backup Printing Mode, see

Inserting print cartridges .

● If you are trying to print a fax, first save the fax in a graphic format such as TIFF.

Place it in a word processing document and print it from there.

The photo did not print using the printer's default print settings.

You may have changed the print settings for the selected photo. Print settings you apply to an individual photo override the printer's default print settings. Discard all

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For more information, see

Selecting photos to print

.

The printer ejects the paper when preparing to print.

Direct sunlight could be interfering with the operation of the automatic paper sensor.

Move the printer out of direct sunlight.

Print quality is poor.

● You may be printing in Ink-Backup 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 Inserting print cartridges .

● If you magnified the photo using the

Zoom

button on the printer control panel, you may have magnified the photo too much. To reduce the magnification, press

Zoom

to enter Zoom mode, and then press

Select Photos

one or more times to reduce the magnification.

● One of the print cartridges may be running out of ink. If a print cartridge is running

low on ink, replace it. For more information, see Inserting print cartridges .

● Use photo paper designed for the printer. For best results, use HP inkjet paper.

● You may be printing on the wrong side of the paper. Make sure the paper is loaded with the side to be printed facing down.

● You may have selected a low-resolution setting on the digital camera. Reduce the size of the image and try printing again. For better results in the future, set the digital camera to a higher photo resolution.

● There may be a problem with a print cartridge. Try the following:

– Remove and then reinsert the print cartridges.

– Run an automatic print cartridge cleaning procedure from the printer control panel. For more information, see

Automatically cleaning the print cartridges .

– Align the print cartridges from the printer control panel. For more information,

see Aligning the print cartridges

.

– If this does not solve the problem, try cleaning the copper-colored contacts on the print cartridges. For more information, see

Manually cleaning the print cartridge contacts

.

– If these solutions do not work, replace the print cartridge(s).

Photos are not printing correctly.

● You may have loaded the photo paper incorrectly. Load the photo paper with the side to be printed facing down.

● The photo paper may not have fed into the printer correctly. Try the following:

If you have a paper jam, see No page came out of the printer. —OR— The paper jammed while printing.

.

– Insert the photo paper as far as it will go into the Photo tray.

– Load one sheet of photo paper at a time.

The photos I marked for printing in the digital camera do not print.

Some digital cameras, such as the HP 318 and HP 612, let you mark photos for printing in both the camera's internal memory and on the memory card. If you mark photos in the internal memory, and then move photos from the camera's internal

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memory to the memory card, the marks do not transfer. Mark photos for printing after you transfer them from the digital camera's internal memory to the memory card.

Error messages

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

Error messages that appear on the printer screen can be divided into the following types:

● Paper errors

● Print cartridge errors

● Memory card errors

● Proof sheet errors

● Computer printing errors

Paper errors

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

Error message: Paper jam. Clear jam then press OK.

Turn off the printer, then unplug it from the power source. Clear the printer of any paper that may be obstructing the paper path. Remove the rear access door. Gently

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Error message: Out of paper. Load paper then press OK.

Load paper, then press

OK

to print again. For paper-loading instructions, see

Loading paper

.

Error message: Unsupported media size. Job was cancelled. Press OK.

The printer cannot use the size of paper loaded in the paper tray. Press

OK

, then load

a supported paper size instead. For a list of supported paper sizes, see Printer specifications

.

Error message: Automatic paper sensor failed.

The automatic paper sensor is obstructed or damaged. Try moving the printer out of direct sunlight, then press

OK

and try printing again. If this does not work, go to www.hp.com/support or contact Customer Care.

Error message: Photo tray is engaged. Disengage it and press OK.

The printer is trying to print using paper loaded in the Main tray, but the Photo tray is engaged. Disengage the Photo tray by pulling the Photo tray slider toward you.

Print cartridge errors

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

Error message: Cartridge failed.

The specified print cartridge may be old or damaged. Try the following:

1.

Remove the cartridge and then reinstall it. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges .

2.

If this does not work, replace the cartridge.

Error message: Cartridge failed. Replace it, or remove it to print using inkbackup printing mode.

The specified print cartridge may be old or damaged. Try the following:

1.

Remove the cartridge and then reinstall it. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges .

2.

If this does not work, replace the cartridge. You can also print in Ink-Backup

Printing Mode by removing the damaged cartridge.

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Error message: One or more cartridges have failed. Please remove all cartridges. Reinsert them one at a time, closing the main door each time, to see which cartridges have failed.

A print cartridge is old or damaged. Follow these steps to test both print cartridges to see if one or both of the print cartridges failed:

1.

Remove both of the print cartridges.

2.

Reinsert one of the print cartridges in its appropriate print cartridge cradle.

3.

Close the main door. If the printer screen states that the inserted print cartridge has failed, replace it.

4.

Remove the print cartridge, then repeat steps 2–3 with the untested print cartridge.

Error message: Color cartridge not compatible. Use appropriate HP cartridge. —

OR— Photo cartridge not compatible. Use appropriate HP cartridge. —OR—

Right cartridge not compatible. Use appropriate HP cartridge.

You have inserted a print cartridge that does not work with the printer. Replace the print cartridge with one that is compatible with the printer. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges .

Error message: Color Cartridge is not installed correctly. please remove and reinsert it. —OR— Photo Cartridge is not installed correctly. please remove and

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reinsert it. —OR— Cartridge is not installed correctly. please remove and reinsert it.

The specified print cartridge is not installed properly. Remove the print cartridge and reinstall it. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges

.

Error message: Color Cartridge is missing. —OR— Photo Cartridge is missing.

—OR— Cartridge is missing. Please install and snap cartridge in completely.

The specified print cartridge is not installed. Install the print cartridge using the instructions in

Inserting print cartridges

.

Error message: Color Cartridge is low on ink. —OR— Photo Cartridge is low on ink. —OR— Cartridge is low on ink. You may need to replace it soon, or remove it to print using ink-backup printing mode.

The specified print cartridge is low on ink. Replace the print cartridge. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges

.

Error message: One or more cartridges have failed.

One or more of the print cartridges have failed. Replace the failed cartridges with new

HP print cartridges. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges .

Error message: One or more cartridges are not compatible.

One or more of the print cartridges are not HP print cartridges. Replace the non

HP print cartridges with supported HP print cartridges. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges .

Error message: One or more cartridges are not installed correctly.

One or more of the print cartridges are not installed correctly. Remove the print cartridges that are not installed correctly and then reinstall them following the

procedures in Inserting print cartridges .

Error message: One or more cartridges are low on ink.

One or more of the print cartridges have low ink levels. Replace the print cartridges that have low ink levels with new HP factory-filled print cartridges. For more information, see

Inserting print cartridges

.

Error message: Cartridge service station is stuck.

There is an obstruction blocking the path of the cartridge service station. The print cartridge service station is located beneath the print cartridge cradle when the printer is in an inactive state. Follow these steps to clear the obstruction:

1.

Lift the top cover to access the print cartridges.

2.

Clear any obstruction blocking the path of the cartridge service station.

3.

Close the top cover.

4.

Press the

OK

button to continue.

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Error message: Print cartridge cradle is stuck. Clear jam then press OK.

Follow these steps to clear any obstruction in the path of the print cartridge cradle:

1.

Lift the top cover to access the print cartridges.

2.

Clear any obstruction in the cradle path.

3.

Close the top cover.

4.

Press the

OK

button to continue.

The current page will eject and the print job will continue on the next available sheet of paper.

Error message: Top cover is open.

Close the top cover of the printer.

Memory card errors

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

Error message: Photo is missing. —OR— Some photos are missing.

The printer cannot read the file on the memory card or the file was accidentally deleted, or one or more files specified for the job are missing from the memory card.

Try saving the photos to the computer using the digital camera rather than the memory card. If a photo is missing, you may have accidentally deleted the photo from the card.

Error message: Card access error. Job was cancelled. See computer for details.

Press OK. —OR— File directory structure is corrupted. —OR— Card may be damaged. Job was cancelled. See computer for details. Press OK.

The printer cannot read the data on the memory card and cannot complete any current print or save jobs. The data may be corrupted or there may be a physical problem with the memory card. Try the following:

● Press

Save

to save the files to the computer and access them from there.

● If this does not work, use a new memory card or reformat the memory card using the digital camera. Any photos on the memory card will be lost.

● If this does not work, the photo files may be damaged or unreadable. Before you contact Customer Care, try another memory card to determine if it is the printer or the memory card that is failing.

Error message: Can not print photos.

More than 10 photos specified for a print job may be corrupt, missing, or are an unsupported file type. For information about supported file types, see

Printer specifications . Try the following:

● Try saving the photos to the computer using the digital camera rather than the memory card.

● Press

Save

to save the files to the computer and print from the computer.

Print a photo index page and reselect photos. For more information, see Deciding which photos to print .

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Error message: Card is locked. Can not access card.

The printer cannot read the memory card because the memory card is password protected. Follow these steps:

1.

Remove the memory card from the printer.

2.

Insert the memory card in the device you originally used to store the password on the memory card.

3.

Remove the password from the memory card using the same software you used to store the password.

4.

Remove the memory card and reinsert it in the printer memory card slot.

5.

Try printing again.

Error message: Card is not fully inserted. Push card in a little more.

The printer can detect the memory card but cannot read it. Push the memory card

gently into the memory card slot until it stops. For more information, see Inserting memory cards

.

Error message: Use only 1 card at a time. Please remove a memory card.

The printer has two or more different types of memory cards inserted simultaneously or a memory card inserted and a digital camera connected to the camera port at the same time. Remove memory cards or disconnect the camera until only one card is in the printer or one camera is connected.

Error message: Card was removed. Job was cancelled. Press OK.

You removed a memory card from the printer while it was busy printing a file from the memory card or saving files to the computer. Follow these steps:

1.

Press the

OK

button.

2.

Reinsert the memory card and print selected photos or saved files again. The memory card must remain inserted until the print or save job is complete.

To avoid damage to memory cards in the future, do not remove them from the printer memory card slot while they are being accessed. For more information, see

Removing a memory card

.

Error message: Camera selections (DPOF) file has error.

The printer is unable to read a DPOF file due to corrupted data or an error on the memory card. Use the printer control panel to reselect the photos. For more information, see

Printing photos from a memory card .

Error message: Some camera-selected photos are not on card.

Some camera-selected photos are missing or have been deleted. Try the following:

● Confirm that you did not accidentally delete the photo from the memory card.

● Reselect the photos again using the digital camera.

● Print a new photo index page to see the index numbers associated with each

photo. For more information, see Deciding which photos to print

.

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Error message: No new photos on card.

There are no new photos on the memory card, or the photos have already been printed once. Select and print the desired photos. For more information, see

Selecting photos to print

.

Error message: Cannot display this photo.

The memory card contains image formats that the printer does not support or the file is corrupted. For a list of supported image formats, see

Printer specifications . Access

photos using the computer.

Error message: Memory card in backwards. The black side should face up.

The memory card has been inserted upside down. Remove the memory card and

reinsert it with the gold contacts facing down. For more information, see Inserting memory cards

.

Error message: E-mail error. Unable to send.

The inserted memory card is full or the selected photo cannot be read when you try to send it as e-mail by using HP Instant Share. Remove some files from the memory card to free up space or retake the photo.

Proof sheet errors

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

Error message: Could not read proof sheet. Scan cancelled. Please print a new proof sheet. Press OK.

The proof sheet is smeared or has stray marks. Print a new proof sheet. For more information, see

Deciding which photos to print .

Error message: Can not detect the proof sheet. Scan cancelled. Please reinsert and rescan. Press OK.

You may have loaded the proof sheet with the printed side facing up. Follow these steps:

1.

Insert the proof sheet into the Main tray with the printed side facing down.

2.

Try scanning again. For more information, see

Deciding which photos to print .

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Error message: Multiple number of copies selected. Scan cancelled. Please print a new proof sheet and select one choice for number of copies. Press OK.

You filled in more than one circle for the number of copies at the bottom of the proof sheet. Print a new proof sheet and try again. For more information, see

Deciding which photos to print .

Error message: Multiple layouts selected. Scan cancelled. Please print a new proof sheet and select one choice for layout. Press OK.

You filled in more than one layout circle at the bottom of the proof sheet. Follow these steps:

1.

Print a new proof sheet.

2.

Completely fill in the circle to select one of the seven layouts.

3.

Try scanning the proof sheet again. For more information, see Deciding which photos to print

.

Error message: No images selected. Please select the images to be printed and rescan proof sheet. Press OK.

You have not filled in the circles on the proof sheet beneath the photos you want to print, or you may not have filled in the circles completely. Follow these steps:

● Follow the steps on the proof sheet to select the photos you want to print and try again. For more information, see

Deciding which photos to print .

● For best results, be sure to fill in the circles completely.

Error message: Number of copies not selected. Please select a number of copies and rescan proof sheet. Press OK.

You have not filled in the circles on the proof sheet to indicate the number of copies of the photo(s) you want to print. You can print one, two, or three copies of the photo(s) at a time. Completely fill in the circle below one of the icons in the lower left corner of the proof sheet. The printer will print the number of all the photos you selected.

Error message: Layout not selected. Please select a layout and rescan proof sheet. Press OK.

You have not filled in a layout circle at the bottom of the proof sheet beneath the layout you want to use for the photos. Completely fill in the circle below one of the seven layout icons at the bottom of the proof sheet. The printer will print the photos using that layout.

Error message: Card contents do not match proof sheet. Scan cancelled. Please print a new proof sheet. Press OK.

The card inserted is not the same card as the one you used to print the proof sheet.

Remove the card and reinsert the card you used to print the proof sheet.

Computer printing errors

Before contacting Customer Care, read this section for troubleshooting tips or go to the online support services at www.hp.com/support .

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Error message: Printer memory is full. Job was cancelled. Press OK.

The printer encountered a problem when saving files to the computer. Try the following:

● To clear the printer memory, turn the printer off, then turn it on again.

● Print fewer photos at a time.

● Press

Save

to save the photos to the computer and print from there.

● Save the files to the computer using a memory card reader and then print from the computer.

Error message: Computer is not connected. To save photos...connect printer to computer. Press OK. —OR— Communication error. Check computer connection. Press OK. —OR— Data was not received. Check computer connection. Press OK to continue. —OR— No response from computer.

The printer cannot communicate properly with the computer. A printer driver may not be working or a cable may be loose. Make sure the USB cable is securely attached to both the computer and to the USB port on the back of the printer. If the cable is secure, verify that the printer software is installed.

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Customer Care

If you have a problem, follow these steps:

1.

Check the documentation that came with the printer.

Quick Start booklet: The HP Photosmart 8100 series Quick Start booklet explains how to set up the printer and print your first photo.

User's Guide: The User's Guide is the book you are reading. This book describes the basic features of the printer, explains how to use the printer without connecting a computer, and contains hardware troubleshooting information.

HP Photosmart Printer Help: The onscreen HP Photosmart Printer Help describes how to use the printer with a computer and contains software troubleshooting information.

2.

If you are unable to solve the problem using the information in the documentation, visit www.hp.com/support to do the following:

– Access online support pages

– Send HP an e-mail message for answers to your questions

– Connect with an HP technician by using online chat

– Check for software updates

Support options and availability vary by product, country/region, and language.

3.

For Europe only: Contact your local point of purchase. If the printer has a hardware failure, you will be asked to bring the printer to where you purchased it.

Service is free during the printer limited warranty period. After the warranty period, you will be quoted a service charge.

4.

If you are unable to solve the problem using the onscreen Help or HP web sites, call Customer Care using the number for your country/region. For a list of country/ region phone numbers, see

Customer Care by phone .

Customer Care by phone

While the printer is under warranty, you can obtain free phone support. For more information, see the warranty included in the box, or go to www.hp.com/support to check the duration of your free support.

After the free phone support period, you can obtain help from HP at an additional cost.

Contact your HP dealer or call the support phone number for your country/region for support options.

To receive HP support by phone, call the appropriate support phone number for your location. Standard phone company charges apply.

North America: Call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836). U.S. phone support is available in both English and Spanish languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (days and hours of support may change without notice). This service is free during the warranty period. A fee may apply outside the warranty period.

Western Europe: Customers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany,

Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the

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United Kingdom should go to www.hp.com/support to access phone support numbers in their country/region.

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Placing a call

Call Customer Care while you are near the computer and printer. Be prepared to provide the following information:

● Printer model number (located on the front of the printer).

● Printer serial number (located on the bottom of the printer).

● Computer operating system.

● Version of printer driver:

Windows PC: To see the printer driver version, right-click the memory card icon in the Windows taskbar and select About.

Macintosh: To see the printer driver version, use the Print dialog box.

● Messages displayed on the printer screen or on the computer monitor.

● Answers to the following questions:

– Has the situation you are calling about happened before? Can you recreate the situation?

– Did you install any new hardware or software on the computer around the time that the situation occurred?

Return to HP repair service

HP will arrange to have your product picked up and delivered to an HP Central Repair

Center. We pay for the round-trip shipping and handling. This service is free for the duration of the hardware warranty period.

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a

Specifications

This section lists the minimum system requirements for installation of the HP Photosmart printer software, and provides selected printer specifications.

For a complete list of printer specifications and system requirements, see the onscreen Printer

Help. For information about viewing the onscreen Printer Help, see Welcome .

System requirements

Component

Operating system

Processor

RAM

Free disk space

Video display

CD-ROM drive

Connectivity

Browser

Windows PC minimum

Microsoft ® Windows 98, 2000

Professional, ME, XP Home, and XP Professional

Intel ® Pentium ® II (or equivalent) or higher

64 MB (128 MB recommended)

500 MB

800 x 600, 16-bit or higher

4x

USB: Microsoft Windows 98,

2000 Professional, ME, XP

Home, and XP Professional

PictBridge: using front camera port

Bluetooth: using optional

HP Bluetooth Wireless

Adapter

Microsoft Internet Explorer

5.5 or later

Macintosh minimum

Mac ® OS X 10.1 through 10.3

G3 or greater

Mac OS 10.1 through 10.3:

128 MB

500 MB

800 x 600, 16-bit or higher

4x

USB: Front and back ports

(Mac OS X 10.1 through 10.3)

PictBridge: using front camera port

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Printer specifications

Category

Connectivity

Image file formats

70

Media sizes

Media specifications

Media sizes, standard

Specifications

USB: Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 Professional, ME, XP

Home, and XP Professional; Mac OS X 10.1 through 10.3

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

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)

Recommended maximum length: 14 inches (356 mm)

Recommended maximum thickness: 11.5 mil (292 µm)

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, 3.94 x 5.83 inches (100 x 148 mm)

L-size, 3.5 x 5 inches (90 x 127 mm)

L-size with tab, 3.5 x 5 inches 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)

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Category

Media types

Memory cards

Memory card-supported file formats

Paper trays

Paper tray capacity

Specifications

A6, 4.13 x 5.85 inches (105 x 148.5 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 and label sheets

Letter, 8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 280 mm)

A4, 8.27 x 11.7 inches (210 x 297 mm)

Paper (plain, inkjet, photo, and banner)

Envelopes

Transparencies

Labels

Cards (index, greeting, Hagaki, A6, L-size)

Iron-on transfers

CompactFlash Type I and II

Microdrive

MultiMediaCard

Secure Digital

SmartMedia

Memory Sticks xD-Picture Card

Printing: See list of Image file formats earlier in this table.

Saving: All file formats

Main tray

3 x 5 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches (76 x 127 mm to 216 x

356 mm)

Photo tray

4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) and Hagaki

Out tray

All supported sizes

Main tray

100 sheets of plain paper

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(continued)

Category

Power consumption

Print cartridges

USB support

Video file formats

Power adapter

Environmental specifications

Specifications

14 envelopes

20–40 cards (depending on thickness)

20 sheets of banner paper

30 sheets of labels

25 transparencies, iron-on transfers, or photo paper

Photo tray

25 sheets of photo paper

Out tray

50 sheets of plain paper

20 sheets of photo paper, banner paper, or transparencies

10 cards or envelopes

25 sheets of labels or iron-on transfers

Printing: 15–45 W

Idle: 5 W

Off: 2 W

HP Gray Photo (C9368A)

HP Color Photo (C9369W)

HP Tri-color (C8766W or C9363W)

HP Black (C8767W)

Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 Professional, ME, XP

Home, and XP Professional

Mac OS X 10.1 through 10.3

HP recommends that the USB cable be less than 10 feet

(3 meters) in length

Motion JPEG AVI

Motion-JPEG QuickTime

MPEG-1

HP Part # 0950-4476

Recommended during operation: 15 -30 °C (59 - 86 °F),

20 - 80% relative humidity

Maximum during operation: 5 - 40 °C (41 - 104 °F), 15 -

80% relative humidity

Storage temperature ranges: -30 - 65 °C (22 - 149 °F)

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Index

Symbols/Numerics

9–up view 25

A

accessories

250-sheet paper tray 7 two-sided printing 7

aligning print cartridges 18, 45 alignment page 45

antique coloration 29

AVI 20

B

black-and-white photos 17

Bluetooth

connecting to printer 37

menu settings 8 wireless printer adapter 8

borderless prints 29

buttons 5

C

cameras

connecting to printer 37

direct-printing 35

PictBridge 35

port 4

printing from 35

cartridges. See print cartridges cleaning

print cartridges 43 printer 43

CompactFlash 19

computer

connecting to printer 37

printing from 3, 39

system requirements 69

control panel 5

cropping photos 29

Customer Care 65

D

date and time stamps 29

digital cameras. See cameras

Digital Flash 28

documentation, printer 3

E

e-mailing photos 38

error messages 55

F

file formats, supported 20, 70

framing photos 29

H

help. See troubleshooting

help, onscreen 3

HP direct-printing digital

cameras 35

HP Image Zone 39

HP Instant Share 37, 38, 39

HP Software Update 39

I

ink cartridges. See print cartridges

ink level, checking 18, 44

inserting

memory cards 20

print cartridges 18

J

JPEG file formats 20

L

layout

and photo size 24

lights 6

loading paper 16

M

memory cards

inserting 20

printing from 31

removing 22

supported types 19

Memory Sticks 19

menu, printer 8

Microdrive 19

MPEG-1 file format 20

MultiMediaCard 19

O

onscreen Help 3

P

paper

buying and choosing 15

loading 16

maintaining 15, 47

specifications 70

trays 4

photos

antique coloration 29 cropping 29 date and time stamp 29

e-mailing 38

framing 29

improving quality 28

index 25

print cartridges, choosing

17

printing 31

red eye removal 28

saving to computer 37

selecting for print 27

sepia tones 29

supported file formats 20

viewing 25

zooming 29

PictBridge cameras 35

print cartridges

aligning 45

choosing 17

cleaning 43

ink level, checking 18 inserting 18 replacing 18

storing 19, 47

testing 44

printer

accessories 7

cleaning 43

connecting 37

documentation 3

error messages 55

menu 8

parts 4

specifications 70

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storing 46

warnings 2

printer software

updating 39, 46

printing

from a computer 39

from a proof sheet 31

from cameras 35

from computer 3

from memory cards 31

multiple copies 27 multiple photos 27

photo index 25

photos 31

proof sheet 25

range of photos 31

test page 44

thumbnails 25

without computer 23

proof sheet

printing from 31

Q

quality

photo paper 47

photos 28

printing test page 44

QuickTime 20

R

range

printing 31

red eye removal 28

regulatory notices 75

removing memory cards 22

replacing print cartridges 18

S

saving photos to computer 37

Secure Digital 19

sepia tones 29 slide show 29

SmartFocus 28

SmartMedia 19

specifications 69

storing

photo paper 47

print cartridges 19, 47

printer 46

system requirements 69

T

test page 44

thumbnails, printing 25

TIFF file format 20

trays, paper 4

troubleshooting

Customer Care 65

error messages 55

flashing lights 49

U

USB

connection type 37

port 4

specifications 70

V

viewing photos 25

X

xD-Picture Card 19

Z

zooming

and cropping 29

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Regulatory notices

Hewlett-Packard Company

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Pursuant to Part 15.21 of the FCC Rules, any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Hewlett-

Packard Company may cause harmful interference, and void your authority to operate this equipment. Use of a shielded data cable is required to comply with the Class B limits of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

For further information, contact: Hewlett-Packard Company, Manager of Corporate Product Regulations, 3000 Hanover

Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304, (650) 857-1501.

Note

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the

FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, can cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

LED indicator statement

The display LEDs meet the requirements of EN 60825-1.

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