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HP Photosmart Photo Printers - How to Load Paper
Supported Paper sizes
The HP Photosmart Photo printers support letter size (8.5 x 11 inches, U.S.), (210 x 297 mm), 4 x 6-inch card, or 5.5 x 8.5 card. For the best-quality prints, use HP Photosmart papers, available in the following sizes:
Manually feeding paper
Use manual feed to print one sheet of paper at a time or to print the second side of a double-sided page. To manually feed paper:
Loading the auto sheet feeder
Load a stack of paper into the IN tray if you plan to print multiple photographs or pages. The IN tray holds up to 20 sheets of paper, depending on the type of paper that you are using.
To load a stack of paper:
Printing on greeting cards
The procedure is the same for side-fold greeting cards and for double-sided landscape printing. The photos and text on all four card panels have the same orientation with respect to each other.
The inside of the card prints with the top to the right.
Printing on calendar media
The procedure is the same for calendar media as for double-sided landscape printing.
The other side of the page prints with the top to the right.
Printing on HP transparencies
The photo printer can print on HP transparency film, allowing you to print photos for presentations. When using HP transparency film:
Explanation of straight-through path
A straight paper path is required to ensure the fine tolerances necessary to produce HP Photosmart’s professional photographic quality. Unlike other plain paper Inkjet printers using a curved paper path, the HP Photosmart Photo printer is able to print true photographs by adhering to strict tolerances--and by printing on photographic paper much thicker than plain paper. A straight paper path is needed to print this thicker paper.
Media size detection
Sensors are used to determine the presence of media fed. If the image data that is being printed is formatted for a different media size, then a message will appear in the HP Photosmart Photo Printer toolbox. You will then have the option of cancelling the print job (so the correct media may be loaded) or continuing on the current media (the printer will clip the image, if necessary).
The paper types are not machine-detectable and must be entered by the user selections in the driver.