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Print documents with an HP printer

Print documents from your HP printer.

Print a document (Windows)

Print your document and change any desired print settings from the file menu.

  1. Before printing, edit the document to adjust text font and size, choose layout options, and to change any other appearance settings.

  2. Open the document, click File or the menu icon Menu icon (WordPad), and then click Print to open general print settings.

  3. To access more layout, quality, and advanced print settings, click Printer Properties, Properties, or Preferences. The Document Properties or Printing Preferences window opens.

    If you do not see these settings, go to 123.hp.com to install the full feature HP driver.

    Document Properties window
  4. From the Layout, Finishing, Paper/Quality, Features tabs, or in Advanced settings, select the orientation, paper tray, paper type, and border settings. Menu names and available print settings vary by printer.

    Note:

    If the Document Properties window has a Printing Shortcut tab, select a shortcut with your preferred settings.

  5. From the Paper/Quality tab and in Advanced settings, select available print quality settings.

    Note:

    Quality is measured in dots per inch (DPI). Higher DPI produces better documents but slows print speed.

    • Draft: Lowest DPI typically used when ink cartridge levels are low or when high quality prints are not needed

    • Normal: Default quality setting suitable for most print jobs

    • Best: Better DPI than Normal

    • Max DPI: Highest DPI setting available

  6. On the Paper/Quality, Color, or Features tab, or from the Advanced, Color mode, or Print in Grayscale menu, select from the following color options.

    Note:

    If you regularly print in black and white, but find that color ink is also used, your printer model uses a mix of black and color inks to decrease grain. Additionally, some ink is used from all cartridges to perform periodic servicing that prevents clogs and other print quality issues. There is no way to bypass these features.

    • Black and white, Monochrome, Black Ink Only, or Grayscale: Uses the black cartridge only to print in black and white.

    • High Quality Grayscale: Uses all colors and black to print higher quality black and white prints.

    • Color: Uses all colors and black to print in full color.

  7. To save your settings for future print jobs, select one of the print job shortcuts, change any of the settings, click User Specified Print Settings, and then click Save as.

  8. Click OK, and then click Print.

Print a document (Mac)

Print your document and change any desired print settings from the file menu.

  1. Before printing, edit the document to adjust text font and size, choose layout options, and to change any other appearance settings.

  2. Open the document, click File, and then click Print.

    If you do not see the following options in the window, click Show Details.

    Print settings window
  3. Select your printer from the Printer menu.

  4. Some printers offer predefined Presets for document printing. From the Presets menu, select an option that applies to your print job or paper type.

  5. Click the unnamed print options menu at the center of the dialog to access more print settings.

    More print settings
  6. Make any print job settings changes.

    • Print in color or black and white: Select or de-select Black & White on the main dialog. The Presets menu also includes color and black and white options.

    • Paper type: Select the correct paper type to ensure the printer properly applies the ink to the type of paper loaded in the printer. Click Media & Quality, and then click the Paper Type menu.

    • Paper size: Select the paper from the Paper Size menu on the main dialog, if present. Or, click Paper Handling, select Scale to fit paper size, and then select the paper in the Destination Paper Size menu.

    • Paper tray: Select the tray you loaded the paper into, if your printer has more than one tray. Click Media & Quality, and then select an option from the Feed from menu.

    • Adjust print quality: Click Media & Quality, and then move the Quality slider to the desired setting.

    • Two-sided printing (duplexing): Select Two-Sided on the main dialog, select Layout from the print options menu, and then select a binding option in the Two-Sided menu. If Two-Sided is not available, you can manually duplex. From the unnamed print options menu, select Paper Handling, and then select Odd Only from the Pages to Print menu. Reload the pages into the input tray, and then select Even Only to print the other side.

    Note:

    To save your settings for future print jobs, click the Presets menu, and then select Save Current Settings as Preset.

  7. Click Print.


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