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HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer Series - Overview

Paper is only a subset of the portfolio of printing materials that the printer can handle. You can also print on a wide variety of films, textiles and fabrics, self-adhesive materials, and banner and sign materials. Throughout this guide, however, these materials are generally referred to as paper.
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Because the front panel has limited space, the names of the HP paper might be abbreviated and might not appear in the front panel exactly as they are shown on the packaging label.
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Because the complete list of supported paper is very long, only the most common paper types appear in the front panel. If you want to see an HP paper type that does not appear on the front panel, download the paper preset from http://www.hp.com/go/Z6200/paperpresets/.
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The automatic paper-cutter feature is disabled for some of the heaviest paper types, because some heavy paper can damage the cutter.

Use paper

Choosing the correct paper type for your needs is an essential step in ensuring good print quality. For best printing results, use only recommended HP paper, HP papers have been developed and thoroughly tested to ensure reliable performance. All printing components (printer, ink system, and paper) have been designed to work together to offer trouble-free operation and ensure optimal print quality.
Here are some additional tips about paper usage:
  • Allow all paper types to adapt to room conditions, out of the packaging, for 24 hours before using them for printing.
  • Handle film and photo paper by the edges, or wear cotton gloves. Skin oils can be transferred to the paper, leaving fingerprint marks.
  • Keep the paper tightly wound on the roll throughout the loading and unloading procedures. To make sure that the roll stays tightly wound, consider using tape to stick the leading edge of the roll to the core just before removing the roll from the printer. You can keep the roll taped during storage. If the roll starts to unwind, it can become difficult to handle.
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    The use of tape to attach the leading edge of the roll is especially important for 76.2-mm cores, in which the inherent stiffness of the printing material can cause the material to loosen and unwind from its core.
  • Whenever you load a roll, the front panel prompts you to specify the paper type that you are loading. For good print quality, it is essential to specify this correctly. Make sure that the paper name that is printed on the packaging label matches the description on the front panel.
    If you cannot find a specific paper on the front-panel display, go to http://www.hp.com/go/Z6200/paperpresets/ to download the latest paper preset to your printer, or select the paper description that best matches the paper name printed on the packaging label.
  • The quality of some images might be reduced if you use a paper type that is unsuitable for your image. This is especially important to consider when printing on fiber-based papers such as HP Universal Coated Paper, HP Coated Paper, HP Heavyweight Coated Paper and HP Universal Heavyweight Coated Paper. Printing images that contain high-saturation area fills on fiber-based papers can create unwanted wavy patterns as a result of paper expansion. This can ultimately contribute to more severe problems. Consider using Super Heavyweight Coated Paper and other cockle-free papers when printing high-saturation area fills.
  • Make sure that the appropriate print-quality setting (Best, Normal, or Fast) is selected. You can set the print quality in the driver, in the Embedded Web Server, or on the front panel. Driver or Embedded Web Server settings override front panel settings. The combination of paper type and print-quality settings tells the printer how to place the ink on the paper—for example, the ink density and halftoning method.
  • Although the ink systems that are supplied with this printer have good light-fastness, colors will eventually fade or change if exposed to sunlight over a long period of time
  • If the paper type shown on the front panel does not correspond to the paper that you intend to use, take one of the following actions:
    • Reload the roll into the printer and select the correct paper type.
    • Use the Embedded Web Server or the HP Utility to reconfigure the paper type for the roll.
    • At the printer's front panel, select the icon, then Change active paper type.
      note:
      The paper advance calibration is not performed when the paper type is changed from the front panel.

Drying time

With some paper types and under certain environmental conditions, the ink needs some time to dry before the paper is unloaded. The following settings are available for each paper type:
  • Automatic: the printer automatically determines the appropriate drying time, based on the paper you have selected and the current temperature. If any drying time is required, a “drying time to go” countdown appears on the front panel.
  • Extended: the default drying time is extended. This can be used if you find that the default drying time is sufficient to dry the ink.
  • Reduced: the default drying time is reduced. This can be used if you want to get prints as fast as possible, and you find that the reduced drying time causes no significant problem in your environment.
  • None: no drying time is provided. This can be used, for example, if you are manually removing the prints as quickly as the printer is producing them.
  • Manual: this allows you to specify the drying time (in seconds).

Supported paper types

The following table lists the most common paper types that are suitable for use with your printer, and shows the name that you should select on the front panel when loading each paper type. If you want to use an HP paper that does not appear on the front panel, go to http://www.hp.com/go/Z6200/paperpresets/ and download the appropriate paper preset. You need to download a preset only once; the printer stores it for future use and it subsequently appears in the front panel .
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This list is likely to change over the course of time. For the latest information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/Z6200/paperpresets/.
Supported paper types
Paper type
Paper name
Front panel name
Bond and Coated Paper
HP Super Heavyweight Plus Matte Paper
HP Matt Super HW Plus
HP Heavyweight Coated Paper
HP HW Coated Paper
HP Universal Heavyweight Coated Paper
HP Uni HW Coated Paper
HP Coated Paper
HP Coated Paper
HP Universal Coated Paper
HP Uni Coated Paper
HP Bright White Inkjet Paper
HP Bright White IJ Paper
HP Universal Bond Paper
HP Universal Bond Paper
HP Recycled Bond Paper
HP Recycled Bond Paper
Super heavyweight coated paper
Super HW Coated Paper
Heavyweight coated paper
Heavyweight Coated Paper
Coated paper
Coated Paper
Bright white paper
Bright White Paper
Plain paper
Plain Paper
Photo Paper
HP Premium Matte Photo Paper
HP Prem Matte Photo Paper
HP Everyday Pigment Ink Gloss Photo Paper
HP Evday Pigm Gls Phto
HP Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo Paper
HP Evday Pigm Satn Phto
HP Professional Satin Photo Paper
HP Prof Satin Photo Paper
HP Premium Instant-dry Gloss Photo Paper
HP Prem ID G Photo
HP Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper
HP Prem ID Satn Phto
Photo gloss/semi-gloss/satin paper
Photo Gls/S-Gls/Satn Papr
Photo gloss/semi-gloss/satin paper (less ink)
Photo Gls/S-Gls/Satn –ink
Photo gloss/semi-gloss/satin paper (more ink)
Photo Gls/S-Gls/Satn +ink
Photo matte paper
Photo Matte Paper
Fine Art Material
HP Matte Litho-realistic Paper
HP Matt Litho-real Paper
HP Professional Matte Canvas
HP Prof Matte Canvas
HP Collector Satin Canvas
HP Collector Satin Canvas
HP Artist Matte Canvas
HP Artist Matte Canvas
HP Universal Matte Canvas
HP Universal Matte Canvas
Canvas (more ink)
Canvas (more ink)
Canvas
Canvas
Fine art paper (more ink)
Fine Art Paper (more ink)
Fine Art Paper
Fine Art Paper
Backlit Material
HP Premium Vivid Color Backlit Film
HP Prem Vivid Colr Bklit
Backlit material
Backlit material
Backlit material (more ink)
Backlit material (more ink)
Banner and Sign Material
HP Opaque Scrim
HP Opaque Scrim
HP Durable Banner with DuPont Tyvek
HP Durable Banner-Tyvek®
Indoor Banner
Indoor Banner
Technical Paper
HP Natural Tracing Paper
HP Natural Tracing Paper
HP Translucent Bond Paper
HP Translucent Bond Paper
HP Vellum Paper
HP Vellum Paper
Natural tracing paper
Natural Tracing Paper
Translucent bond paper
Translucent Bond Paper
Vellum
Vellum
Film
HP Clear Film
HP Clear Film
HP Matte Film
HP Matte Film
Transparent or clear film
Transparent/Clear film
Matte film
Matte film
Proofing Paper
Proofing Gloss Paper
Proofing Gloss Paper
Proofing Semi-Gloss/Satin Paper
Proofing Semi-Gloss/Satin Paper
Proofing Matte Paper
Proofing Matte Paper
Self-Adhesive Material
HP Colorfast Adhesive Vinyl
HP Colorfast Adh Vinyl
HP Everyday Adhesive Matte Polypropylene
HP Eday Adh Matt Polyprop
Adhesive Polypropylene
Adhesive Polypropylene

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