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HP Deskjet 1220c Series Printer - Paper Handling

Paper types
The HP Deskjet 1220c series printer can print on the following paper types:
  • Standard paper
  • Custom paper
  • HP Banner paper (Z-fold paper)
  • Envelopes
  • Cards
  • Thick cards (up to 0.5 mm or 0.02 inches)
  • Labels
  • Transparencies and slides
  • HP special paper
Paper specifications
Paper/media type
Specification
Paper (plain, Inkjet, photo or glossy)
Super B, 330 x 483 mm (13 x 19 inches)
U.S. Tabloid, 279 x 432 mm (11 x 17 inches)
U.S. Legal, 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)
U.S. Letter, 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
U.S. Executive, 184 x 267 mm (7.25 x 10.5 inches)
Statement, 140 x 216 mm (5.5 x 8.5 inches)
European A3, 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
European A4, 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
European A5, 149 x 210 mm (5.9 x 8.3 inches)
JIS-B4, 257 x 364 mm (10.1 x 14.3 inches)
JIS-B5, 182 x 257 mm (7.2 x 10.1 inches)
Banner
U.S. Letter, 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
European A4, 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
U.S. Tabloid, 279 x 432 mm (11 x 17 inches)
European A3, 297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 inches)
Transparencies
U.S. Letter, 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
European A4, 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Paper/media type
Specification
Envelopes
U.S. No.10, 104 x 241 mm (4.1 x 9.5 inches)
U.S. A2 Invitation, 111 x 146 mm (4.4 x 5.75 inches)
U.S. Monarch, 99 to 197 x 191 mm (3.9 to 7.75 x 7.5 inches)
European DL, 220 x 110 mm (8.7 x 4.3 inches)
C5, 162 x 229 mm (6.4 x 9 inches)
Japanese Kaku: #2 240 x 333 mm (9.4 x 13.1 inches)
#3 120 x 235 mm (4.7 x 9.3 inches) #4 90 x 205 mm (3.5 x 8.1 inches)
Cards
U.S. Index card, 102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches)
U.S. Index card, 127 x 203 mm (5 x 8 inches)
European A6 card, 105 x 149 mm (4.1 x 5.9 inches)
Japanese Hagaki Postcard, 100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches)
Labels
U.S. Labels, 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches)
European A4, labels 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Custom size
Width: 102 to 330 mm (4 to 13 inches)
Length: 152 to 1270 mm (6 to 50 inches)
Recommended paper weights
Paper/media type
Recommended weight
Paper
60 to 135 grams per square meter (gsm) (16 to 36-pound Bond) using the Main Paper Tray and Alternative Top Media Feed
60 to 250 gsm (16 to 67-pound Bond) using Manual Feed
Up to 0.52 mm or 0.02 inches thick using Manual Feed
Envelopes
75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24-pound Bond) using the Main Paper Tray and Alternative Top Media Feed
Cards
110 to 200 gsm (110 pound Index) using Manual Feed
 note:
The HP Deskjet 1220c User's Guide incorrectly states the recommended weight for paper as 16 to 26-pound Bond using the main paper tray and the alternative top media feeder. The correct recommended weight, as stated in this document, is 16 to 36-pound Bond.
Paper tray capacity
Paper source
Capacity
Main Paper Tray
Sheets: up to 150
Envelopes: up to 15
Cards: up to 60
Alternative Top Media Feed
Sheets: up to 10
Envelopes: up to 3
Cards: up to 4
Manual Feed
Single sheet only; for thicker paper, envelopes and cards
Output Tray
Up to 50 sheets
Tips for selecting and loading paper
  • The HP Deskjet 1220c series printer prints on plain paper and most other types of paper. Most plain paper used for photocopying yields very good results.
  • Always use paper that conforms to the printer specifications.
  • Do not use media that is damaged, curled, or wrinkled. Do not use paper with cutouts, perforations or that has heavy textures or embossing.
  • Do not use multiple part forms.
  • Load only one paper type at a time into any of the trays.
  • Except when using manual feed, load the paper print side down with the right edge of the paper aligned against the right edge of the tray.
  • Do not load more than 150 sheets or 15 envelopes into the main paper tray. For the Alternative Top Media Feeder, do not load more than ten sheets of paper or three envelopes. Load only one sheet of paper into the manual feed slot.
Loading paper
Do the following steps to load paper into the printer.
Main Paper tray
  1. Raise the Output tray and fully extend the paper width and length adjusters.
  2. Insert up to 150 sheets of paper (19 mm or 0.75 inches maximum height), aligning the right edge of the paper stack against the right side of the tray, print side down. Slide the paper in until it stops.
  3. Slide the paper width and length adjusters in until they press lightly against the paper stack.
  4. Lower the Output tray to its horizontal position.
Alternative Top Media Feed (Output tray)
  1. If the paper used in the Alternative Top Media Feed is wider than the paper in the Main Paper Tray, fully extend the paper width adjuster for the Main Paper tray.
  2. Fully extend the paper width adjuster for the Alternative Top Media Feed.
  3. Insert up to ten sheets of paper, aligning the right edge of the paper stack against the right side of the tray, print side down. Slide the paper in until it stops.
  4. Slide the Alternative Top Media Feed paper width adjuster in until it presses lightly against the paper stack.
     note:
    Paper does not need to be removed from the Main Paper tray when using the Alternative Top Media Feed. The paper inserted into the alternative feed sits on top on the media in the bottom tray. Media is pulled from the top of the paper stack, so any paper loaded into the alternative feed will be pulled before pulling media from the bottom tray.
Manual feed
The Manual feed slot provides a straight paper path for thicker media. Use the Manual feed slot to print thicker paper, envelopes and cards.
Follow the instructions below to print through the Manual feed:
  1. In the HP Print Settings dialog box, click Setup and select Manual Feed in Paper Source.
  2. Change any other print settings, if necessary, then click OK.
  3. Proceed to print the document.
  4. When the RESUME button blinks, insert paper into the rear media feed slot at the back of the printer, making sure the edge of the sheet is aligned with the alignment mark at the side of the slot.
     note:
    Paper does not need to be removed from the Main Paper tray or Alternative Top Media Feed when using the Manual Feed. The printer will check for paper feeding from the Manual Feed. If paper is detected, the printer will pick paper from there without checking the Main Paper tray or Alternative Top Media Feed.
Printing on standard paper
For best use of printer resources, insert the most regularly used paper into the main paper tray, and use the alternative top media feed for occasional printing on different sizes or types of paper. Use the following steps to print documents on standard paper:
  1. Load paper into the printer.
  2. When the document is ready to print, select File and Print from within a software application.
  3. Select Setup or Properties to access the Printer Driver Properties.
  4. Select Setup, and set the paper size to match the size of the loaded paper.
  5. Set the paper source to In Tray (default) or to Manual Feed. Only select Manual Feed when printing from the Manual Feed slot.
  6. Choose OK, and print the document.
Printing on custom paper
Use the following steps to print on custom or odd size paper:
  1. Load the paper into the printer.
  2. When the document is ready to print, select File and Print from within the application. Select Setup or Properties to access the Printer Driver Properties.
  3. In the HP Deskjet 1220C series print settings dialog box, select Setup and select Custom in Paper Size. The custom paper size dialog box will appear.
  4. When the Custom Paper Size dialog window appears, set the desired paper width and length.
     note:
    The HP Deskjet 1220c series printer is able to print on custom-sized media with dimensions between 100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches) and 330 x 1270 mm (13 x 50 inches) from the Windows operating system. The maximum paper size when printing from the Macintosh operating system is 330 x 483 mm (13 x 19 inches). The minimum size from the Macintosh is the same as from Windows, 100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 inches).
  5. Set the paper source to In Tray (default) or Manual Feed. Select Manual Feed only when printing from the Manual Feed slot.
  6. Select OK, and print the document.
Printing banners
HP banner paper, or Z-fold paper, may be used to print banners. Use an application that supports printing continuous-feed banners. To print banners do the following:
  1. In the HP Deskjet 1220c series print settings dialog box, select Features.
  2. Select Banner from the drop-down list box.
  3. Change Print Document On to match the size of the paper (such as Letter or A4).
  4. Get the banner paper ready for printing by tearing off one more sheet than is required for the banner, and bend or flex the paper stack to prevent sticking.
  5. Raise the output tray, and remove all paper from the main paper tray.
  6. Fully extend the paper width and length guides.
  7. Insert the banner paper with the cut paper edge on top facing toward the printer.
  8. Slide the paper width adjuster to the right until it presses lightly against the paper.
  9. Slide the paper length adjuster until it presses lightly against the paper.
  10. Print the document.
Printing envelopes
Envelopes of different sizes including small can be printed using the main paper tray, the alternative top media feed, or the manual feed. To print envelopes, follow the appropriate instructions below:
Main Paper tray or Alternative Top Media Feed
Do the following to print envelopes using the main paper tray or the alternative top media feed:
  1. Remove all paper from the tray where the envelopes will be loaded, and slide the paper width adjuster to the far left.
  2. If the envelopes will be loaded into the alternative top media feed and they are wider than the paper in the main paper tray, the paper width adjusters in the main paper tray should be moved to the far left.
  3. Insert the envelopes against the right side of the tray print side down with the flaps up and to the right. Slide the envelopes into the printer until they stop.
     note:
    Up to three envelopes may be loaded into the alternative top media feed. Up to 15 envelopes may be loaded into the main paper tray.
  4. Slide the paper width adjuster in until it presses lightly against the envelopes.
  5. In Print Settings, select Setup.
  6. Select the correct size of the envelope in Paper Size, and select In Tray for the paper source.
  7. Select Landscape for the Orientation. Change any other print settings, if desired, and click OK.
  8. Print the envelope.
Manual Feed
Do the following to print envelopes using manual feed:
  1. In Print Settings, select Setup.
  2. Select the correct size of the envelope in Paper Size.
  3. Select Landscape.
  4. Select Manual Feed for the paper Source.
  5. Change any other print settings, if desired, and select OK.
  6. Print the envelope.
  7. When the RESUME light blinks, insert the envelope into the rear media feed slot at the back of the printer, making sure the edge of the envelope is aligned with the alignment mark at the side of the slot. The envelope should be inserted in the slot with the print side up and the flap of the envelope pointing to the left, as seen from the back of the printer.
Printing cards
Do the following to print cards:
  1. Raise the output tray, and fully extend the paper width and length adjusters.
  2. Insert up to sixty cards (19 mm or 0.75 inches maximum height), aligning the right edge of the card stack against the right side of the tray, print side down. Slide the paper in until it stops.
  3. Slide the paper width adjusters in until it presses lightly against the edge of the cards.
  4. Extend the Postcard Guide, and slide it in until it presses lightly against the edge of the cards.
  5. Lower the output tray to its horizontal position.
  6. Select Setup.
  7. Select the size of the card being used in Paper Size or select Custom if none of the sizes match.
  8. Change any other print settings, if desired, and select OK.
  9. Print the cards.
     note:
    After all the cards are printed, close the Postcard Guide after removing any unused cards from the printer.
Printing thick cards (up to 0.5 mm or .02 inches)
 caution:
To print thick cards or cards requiring a straight paper path, use only the manual feed slot at the back of the printer. Feed the cards into the printer individually.
To print on thick cards, do the following:
  1. In the dialog box, select Setup.
  2. Select the size and type of the cards being used in Paper Size and Paper Type. Select Custom if none of the sizes in Paper Size match the size of the card used.
  3. In Paper Type, select either Thick Plain Paper or Thick Photo Paper.
  4. Check that Manual Feed is selected under Source.
  5. Change any other print settings, if desired, and select OK.
  6. Print the card.
  7. When the RESUME button blinks, insert the card into the rear media feed slot at the back of the printer, making sure the edge of the card is aligned with the alignment mark at the side of the slot.
Printing labels
Only use full size U.S. Letter (216 x 279 mm or 8.5 x 11 inches) or European A4 (210 x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches) sheets of Inkjet labels that are in good condition. Do the following to print on labels:
  1. Bend or flex the stack of labels to make sure none of the pages stick together.
  2. Raise the output tray, fully extend the paper width and length adjusters, and remove all other paper from the tray.
  3. Slide the stack of labels (up to 19 mm or 0.75 inches maximum height) against the right side of the tray, print side down. Slide the labels in until they stop.
  4. Slide the width and length adjusters in until they press lightly against the labels.
  5. Lower the output tray to its horizontal position.
  6. Select Setup, and select In Tray under Source.
  7. Print the labels.
     note:
    Labels may also be printed using the printer's Manual Feed or Alternative Top Media Feed.
Printing transparencies and slides
Use either HP Premium Transparency Film, which is specifically designed to work with the HP Deskjet 1220c series printer, or other transparency film that is designed to work with HP Inkjet printers.
  1. Raise the output tray, fully extend the paper width and length adjusters, and remove all other paper from the tray.
  2. Insert HP Premium Transparency film into the main paper tray with the adhesive strip on top (rough side down) and facing toward the printer. Slide the transparencies in until they stop.
  3. Slide the paper width and length adjusters in until they press lightly against the edge of the transparencies.
  4. Lower the output tray to its horizontal position.
  5. In the dialog box, select Setup, and change the following settings:
    1. In Paper Type, select HP Premium Transparency or Other Transparency Films.
    2. In Paper Size, specify the size of the transparency (such as Letter or A4).
    3. In Paper Source, select In Tray.
    4. In Print Quality, select Best.
  6. Change any other print settings, if desired, and select OK.
  7. Print the transparencies.
     note:
    If printing more than one page, the RESUME light will blink after each transparency has been printed to allow the printed transparency to dry before printing the next transparency. The RESUME button can be pressed if users do not want to wait for the printed transparency to dry before printing another transparency.
Printing HP special media
Use HP media for optimum print quality. These media are specifically designed to work with HP printers. They include HP premium Inkjet paper, HP premium photo paper, HP bright white paper, and HP greeting card paper. The following steps may be used to print on most types of HP media.
  1. Raise the output tray, fully extend the paper width and length adjusters, and remove all other paper from the tray.
  2. Insert HP Premium Photo Paper or HP Premium Inkjet Paper in the main paper tray with the print-side down.
  3. Slide the paper in until it stops.
  4. Slide the paper width and length adjusters in until they press lightly against the edges of the paper.
  5. In the settings dialog box, select Setup and change the following settings:
    1. In Paper Type, select the appropriate paper type.
    2. In Paper Size, specify the size of the paper (A4 or Letter).
    3. In Paper Source, select In Tray.
    4. In Print Quality, select Best.
  6. Change any other print settings, if desired, and select OK.
  7. Print the document.
     note:
    For some paper types, the RESUME light may blink after each page has been printed to allow for pages to dry before continuing. The RESUME button can be pressed if users do not want to wait for a page to dry before printing the following page.

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