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HP Color Inkjet Printer cp1700 Series - Paper Handling

Media handling information

  • Tray 1 (default tray): Holds a maximum of 150 sheets

  • Tray 2 (optional accessory): Holds a maximum of 250 sheets

  • Front manual feed: Holds a maximum of 10 sheets

  • Rear manual feed: Holds one sheet

    NOTE: The front manual feed uses the same paper path as Tray 1.

Paper ranging in size from 4 x 6 inches to 13 x 19 inches is supported in the printer. A banner up to 13 x 50 inches can be printed from the front or rear manual feed. The following table lists the supported paper that can be printed from each paper path.

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Media supported by each paper tray

Media type
Tray 1
Tray 2
Front manual feed
Rear manual feed
Auto-duplex unit
Plain Paper
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Inkjet Paper
Y
Y
Y
Y
Photo Paper
Y
Y
Y
N
Transparency Film
Y
Y
Y
N
Special Paper (restickables, iron-on transfers)
Y
Y
Y
N
Greeting cards, including Hagaki cards
Y
Y
N
Brochure Paper
Y
Y
Y
Y
Banner Paper
Y
Y
N
Media size
4 X 6 to 13 X 19 inches
A5 to 13 X 19 inches 1
4 X 6 to 13 X 50 inches
4 X 6 to 13 X 50 inches
8.5 X 11 to 13 X 19 inches
1 Standard paper sizes defined in the driver must be used with Tray 2. Custom Size settings are not supported in Tray 2.

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Loading paper in Tray 1

  1. To load Tray 1, lift the output tray as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1: Figure 1: Lifting the output tray

  2. Place up to 150 sheets of paper or 30 transparencies (a stack of paper up to .58 inch or 15 mm thick) into the tray. See Figure 2.

    Figure 2: Figure 2: Inserting paper into Tray 1

  3. Press and slide the paper length guide and paper width guide until they fit tightly against the paper as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 3: Figure 3: Adjusting the paper guides

  4. Lower the output tray to its original position. See Figure 4.

    Figure 4: Figure 4: Lowering the output tray

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Loading paper in Tray 2

  1. To load Tray 2, remove the tray completely by holding the handle under the front of the tray and pulling the tray out of the printer. See Figure 5.

    Figure 5: Figure 5: Removing Tray 2

  2. Press and slide the paper length guide and paper width guide to the outermost positions as shown in Figure 6.

    Figure 6: Figure 6: Adjusting the paper guides

  3. Place up to 250 sheets of paper (a stack of paper up to .98 inches or 25 mm thick) into the tray.

  4. Press and slide the paper length guide and paper width guide until they fit tightly against the paper.

  5. Align Tray 2 with the opening in the printer and slide it back into place.

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Loading paper larger than legal size

  1. Locate the tray extension lock on the left side of the tray.

  2. Slide the lock to the left, and then release it. See Figure 7.

    Figure 7: Figure 7: Sliding the lock

  3. Pull the tray out lengthwise until it clicks into place. The tray will extend to support media up to 13 x 19 inches/A3+ in size. See Figure 8.

    Figure 8: Figure 8: Extending the tray

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Loading paper in the front manual feed

  1. Slide the paper width guide on the output tray to its outermost position. See Figure 9.

    Figure 9: Figure 9: Adjusting the paper guide

  2. Insert paper or transparencies into the front manual feed.

  3. Place the paper along the right edge of the front manual feed.

  4. Push the paper into the front manual feed slot until it reaches the maximum depth. See Figure 10. It may be necessary to lift the manual feed lever to push media into the front manual feed slot. The manual feed lever is a small, hinged tab that prevents media in the output tray from unexpectedly sliding into the front manual feed slot.

    Figure 10: Figure 10: Inserting the paper

  5. Slide the paper width guide to fit securely against the paper. See Figure 11.

    Figure 11: Figure 11: Adjusting the paper guides

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Using the rear manual feed

Use the rear manual feed of the printer to print on thick paper such as a card stock or photo paper.

Paper weight:

  • Up to 0.02 inches (0.4 mm) thick or 72 pounds (270 gm) in weight

  • Paper dimensions:

  • Minimum of 4 x 6 inches (102 mm x 152 mm)

  • A user-defined banner up to 13 x 50 inches can be printed. The banner must be created in an application that supports 13 x 50 inch banners.

    NOTE: If the two-sided printing module (duplexer) is installed, the rear manual feed is not available. To restore the rear manual feed, replace the duplexer with the rear access panel.

Follow the steps below to print using the rear manual feed:

  1. Select File then Print .

  2. Click Properties in the Print dialog box to display the printer driver.

  3. In the Setup tab of the printer driver, select the Rear Manual Feed option from thePaper Tray list box.

  4. Select the type of the paper from the Paper Type list box.

    Figure 12: Figure 12: The Setup tab

  5. Click OK to close the printer driver.

  6. Click OK to print.

  7. Insert a single sheet of paper into the rear manual feed slot in portrait orientation using the left side of the slot as the guide. See Figure 13.

    Figure 13: Figure 13: Inserting paper into the rear manual feed

  8. The printer sensors activate the rear manual feed mechanism and the paper is pulled into the printer. See Figure 14.

    Figure 14: Figure 14: The paper is pulled into the printer

Tips for printing by using the rear manual feed

  • To print in landscape orientation, select the option in the software used.

  • To remove the paper after inserting it into the rear manual feed, press the CANCEL button. The printer ejects the paper and cancels the print job.

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Printing on special media

Printing on envelopes and cards from Tray 1

Print envelopes and cards, 4 x 6 inches (101.6 x 152.4 mm) or larger, from Tray 1.

  1. Select File then Print .

  2. Click Properties to open the printer driver.

  3. From the options on the Setup tab, select the desired paper type.

  4. Select the envelope or card size from the Paper Size menu. See Figure 15.

    Figure 15: Figure 15: Selecting the paper type and paper size

  5. Lift the output tray of the printer. See Figure 16.

    Figure 16: Figure 16: Lifting the output tray

  6. Remove all the paper from Tray 1. See Figure 17.

    Figure 17: Figure 17: Removing paper from Tray 1

  7. Insert the stack of cards or envelopes into Tray 1.

  8. Slide in the paper width and length guides to align with the edges of the envelopes or cards. See Figure 18.

    Figure 18: Figure 18: Adjusting the paper guides

  9. Lower the output tray. See Figure 19.

    Figure 19: Figure 19: Lowering the output tray

  10. Print the document.

Tips for printing on envelopes

To avoid jams and wrinkled or torn output:

  • Avoid envelopes that have:

    • Slick finish, self-stick adhesives, or clasps.

    • Thick, irregular, or curled edges.

  • Avoid envelopes that are:

    • Wrinkled, torn, or damaged.

  • Use a sturdy envelope that weighs 16 to 27 pounds (56 to 95 grams) approximately.

  • Use tightly constructed envelopes.

  • Ensure the folds of the envelopes are sharply creased.

Printing on transparencies

  1. Remove the paper from Tray 1.

  2. Insert the transparencies with the rough side down and the adhesive strip pointing forward into Tray 1.

  3. Slide the width and length guides to align with the edge of the transparencies.

  4. Select File , then Print .

  5. Click Properties in the Print dialog box to display the printer driver.

  6. In the Setup tab, select Best from the Print Quality group box.

  7. Select the Transparency Films option from the Paper Type list box.

  8. Select the required size for the transparency from the Paper Size list box.

    Figure 20: Figure 20: Selecting the transparency size

  9. Click OK to close the printer driver.

  10. Click OK to print the transparencies.

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Printing a banner

A banner up to 13 x 50 inches can be printed from the front or rear manual feed. The software application must support banner printing and the size of banner paper being used.

  1. Insert the banner paper into either the front or rear manual feed slot.

  2. From the software application click File and then Print .

  3. Select Properties in the Print window.

  4. Select the Setup tab.

  5. In the Paper Type box, click the down arrow and select Special Papers and then HP banner paper .

  6. In the Paper Size box, click the down arrow and select the size of the banner paper being used. If the desired size of banner paper is not listed, select User Defined Paper Size, type the length and width of the banner paper being used, and then click OK .

  7. Click OK in the Properties window to print the banner.

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Printing on custom-size paper

Use the front manual feed, or Tray 1to print on custom-size paper.

If the application in use supports custom-size paper

  1. Set the size of the paper in the application.

  2. Create the document.

  3. Print the document.

If the application in use does not support custom-size paper

  1. Set the size in the printer driver.

  2. Create the document.

  3. Print the document.

    NOTE: It may be necessary to reformat existing documents to print correctly on custom-size paper.

Follow the steps below to print on custom-size paper.

  1. Lift the output tray of the printer.

  2. Remove the existing paper from the tray.

  3. Insert the custom-sized paper into the required tray.

  4. Slide the width and length guides to the edges of the paper.

  5. Lower the output tray.

  6. Select File then Print .

  7. Click Properties in the Print dialog box to display the printer driver.

  8. In the Setup tab, select the paper type from the Paper Type list box.

  9. Select the appropriate size of the paper from the Paper Size list box.

    Figure 21: Figure 21: Selecting the paper size

  10. Click OK to close the printer properties dialog box.

  11. Click OK to print.

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