Printing Advice

Some answers to commonly asked questions.

Using Your Own Paper

Can I use my own paper?

You can use your own paper to print and photocopy (but unfortunately Transparancies can't be used on the HP Pagewide devices).

When you print, you can let the printer know what type and weight of print media you are using.  This will let the printer make adjustments, so you get a better result.

You can also specify which paper tray to use.  By using the side tray, the printer is less likely to jam if you are using special print media, like card.

First, choose the printer you need using the print dialogue box

HP Print Box

and then click on Properties (or Preferences). Then select the Printing Shortcuts tab.

For the Paper Source choose 'Tray 1'

HP Rint dialogue box

and for the Paper Type, choose the one that matches your own paper type.

HP Paper Type

When you photocopy using your own paper, you can make these choices using the printer touch screen menu (Copy - Options - Paper Selection).

Stapling

Can the printer staple?

Stapling is possible in these locations:

  • The Information Commons
  • The Diamond
  • Hallamshire Medical School Library
  • Western Bank Library

First, choose the printer you need using the print dialogue box

HP Print Box

and then click on Properties (or Preferences).  Then select the Output tab.

HP Staple

and choose how many staples you would like.

Print Single Sided

How do I print single sided?

Printing is double sided by default.  You need to change a setting to print single sided.

First, choose the printer you need using the print dialogue box

HP Print Box

and then untick 'Print on both sides of paper'.

In some applications you may need to click on Preferences instead.  Then slect the Printing Shortcuts tab.

HP Print Single Sided 2

and then choose 'No' from the drop down menu.

In Microsoft Office applications, single sided is selected within the program print menu instead.

Choose 'Print One Sided'

HP Print Single Sided