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HP Designjet 70 and 90 Series Printers - Media Loading and Handling

Introduction

This document contains instructions for loading and handling paper and other print media and includes tables that list supported paper and print media types.

Loading paper and print media

There are three ways to load sheets of paper into the printer:

  • Small input tray: Use the small input tray at the front of the printer for automatic feeding of normal sheets of paper between 76 x 142 mm (3 x 5.6 inches) and 330 x 483 mm (13 x 19 inches). Envelopes can also be loaded in this tray.

  • Front path: Use the front path for single-sheet feeding of paper between 110 x 205 mm (4.3 x 8.1 inches) and 457 x 1625 mm (18x 63.9 inches).

  • Rear path: Use the rear path for single-sheet feeding of thick paper or other media between 110 x 205 mm (4.3 x 8.1 inches) and 457 x 1625 mm (18 x 63.9 inches).

Use the input/output tray extensions to support large sheets of paper when printing with the front and rear input paths.

Figure 1: Printer trays and paths

1 - Small input tray
2 - Extensions
3 - Input/output tray
4 - Front path
5 - Rear path

Using the small input tray

Use the small input tray to hold commonly used paper. The tray holds up to 100 sheets of paper. To use this tray, select Tray 1 in the software.

NOTE: The tray must be extended for paper that is larger than Legal- or B4-size.

Complete the following steps to load the tray:

  1. Remove the small input tray.

    Figure 2: Removing the tray

  2. If the paper being used is larger than Legal- or B4-size, move the small blue tab to the left and pull the tray extension out as far as it will go.

    Figure 3: Extending the tray

  3. Place the paper in the tray, to the right and towards the printer, with the side to be printed on facing down .

    Figure 4: Placing paper in the tray

  4. Push in the small blue tab on the right of the tray and the larger blue tab on the left of the tray until they fit snugly against the paper.

    Figure 5: Adjusting the tabs

  5. Insert the tray into the printer, pushing it in as far as it will go.

    NOTE: If the tray is extended, it will project out from the printer. The tray has two feet that must rest on the table.

    Figure 6: Inserting the tray

Using the front path

Use the front path for paper and print media that requires special handling, and to print on the back of an already printed sheet. To use this path, select Single-Sheet Feed or Manual Feed in the software.

Complete the following steps to load the front path:
  1. If the paper being used is longer than the input/output tray, pull out the tray extensions.

    Figure 7: Pulling out the tray extensions

  2. Place the paper in the input/output tray, aligning it on the right of the input/output tray, with the side to be printed on facing down.

    Figure 8: Placing paper in the tray

  3. Push the paper into the printer as far as it will go, while maintaining its alignment to the right.

    Figure 9: Pushing paper into the printer

  4. Press OK on the front panel.

    Figure 10: OK button

    The printer will check the alignment of the paper, and if it is misaligned it will eject the paper. If this happens, it will be necessary to reload the paper.

    It is possible to press the OK button to load paper before sending a job to the printer. Press OK if the paper fails to load, to direct the printer to retry loading it.

    To change or remove paper that is loaded in the front path, press the Cancel and OK buttons at the same time to eject the paper.

    Figure 11: Ejecting paper from the front path

Using the rear path

The rear path is designed to provide a straight paper path for printing on thicker paper and print media (up to 0.3 mm), such as card stock or labels, without bending. This paper path only takes single sheets. To use this path, select Rear Path in the software.
  1. Place the paper in the left side of the rear path (viewed from behind), with the side to be printed on up. Make sure that the front edge of the paper is parallel to the rear path slot.

    Figure 12: Placing paper into the rear path

  2. Push the paper into the printer as far as it will go. The printer will grab the paper and print the job.

Using the Roll Media Path

The Roll Media path is designed to provide a straight media path for printing on roll media .

  1. Place the media in the left side of the rear path (viewed from behind), with the side to be printed on up. When loading roll media, use the slot seen in the figure below as a guide.

    Figure 13: Slot on Clean-out Assembly

  2. Make sure that the front edge of the media is parallel to the rear path slot.

    Figure 14: Align Media parallel to Rea Slot and Slot

  3. Push the media into the printer as far as it will go. The printer will grab the media and print the job.

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Supported paper and print media

Page size limits

Width
Length
Minimum: 76 mm (3 inches)
Minimum142 mm (5.6 inches)
Maximum: 457 mm (18 inches)
Maximum: 1625 mm (63.98 inches)
NOTE: If Paper Source is set to ‘Tray 1’, the maximum paper size will be set to 330 x 483 mm (13x19 inches).

Supported paper and print media types

HP Designjet series
Supply item
Size/count
Part number
HP Proofing Gloss
C+, 50 sheets
B+, 50 sheets
Q1963A
Q1970A
HP Proofing Semi-gloss
B+, 50 sheets
C7884A
HP Premium Photo Paper, Glossy
A, 15 sheets
A, 50 sheets
A4, 15 sheets
A3, 20 sheets
B, 20 sheets
C6039A
C6979A
C6040A
C6059A
C6058A
HP Professional Brochure and Flyer Paper Two-sided Gloss
A, 50 sheets
A4, 50 sheets
B, 50 sheets
A3, 50 sheets
C6817A
C6818A
C6820A
C6821A
HP Everyday Photo Paper Semi-gloss
A, 25 sheets
A4, 25 sheets
A4, 25 sheets
C6983A
C6984A
C7006A
HP Coated Paper
C+, 100 sheets
Q1961A
HP Proofing Matte
B+, 100 sheets
Q1967A
HP Premium Inkjet Paper
A, 200 sheets
A4, 200 sheets
B, 100 sheets
A3, 100 sheets
51634Y
51634Z
C1855A
C1856A
HP Brochure and Flyer Paper--Matte Finish
A, 50 sheets
A4, 50 sheets
C6955A
C6956A
HP Premium Heavyweight Coated Paper
A4, 100 sheets
A, 100 sheets
C1853A
C1852A
HP Everyday Photo Paper--Matte Finish
A, 100 sheets
C7007A
HP Bright White Inkjet Paper
A, 500 sheets
A, 250 sheets
A4, 500 sheets
A4, 200 sheets
B, 200 sheets
A3, 200 sheets
C1824A
C5976B
C1825A
C5977A
C1857A
C1858A
HP Premium Plus Inkjet Transparency Film
A4, 50 sheets
A, 50 sheets
A, 20 sheets
C3835A
C7028A
C7030A
HP Designjet 90 series
Description
HP part number
HP Photo Matte B+/50 sheet
Q5492A
HP Premium Plus Photo and Proofing Gloss B+/25 sheet
Q5486A
HP Premium Plus Photo and Proofing Gloss C+/20 sheet
Q5487A
HP Premium Plus Photo Satin B+/25 sheet
Q5489A
HP Premium Plus Photo Satin C+/20 sheet
Q5490A
HP Proofing Semi-Gloss B+/50 sheet
C7884A

For a complete list of supported media's that work with the HP Designjet 100, 110, 120 or 130 series printers, click here to access additional media information online at www.designjet.hp.com/go/supplies.

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