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Reproduction, adaptation, or translation of this material is prohibited without prior written permission of Hewlett-Packard, except as allowed under copyright laws. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Page 3 Contents 1 Welcome.5 2 Special features.7 3 Get started The printer at a glance.8 Buttons and lights. Page 4 Share photos with friends and family.34 Other photo projects.34 8 Print other documents Print e-mail.35 Print documents. Page 5 Contents 11 Maintenance Install print cartridges.64 Print cartridge combinations.64 Selection numbers.64 Printing with one print cartridge. Page 6 Problems with borderless documents.91 Borderless printing guidelines.91 Part of the photo is faded.93 Fading occurs on the edges of a photo. Page 7 1 Welcome Welcome to the HP Deskjet D4200 Printer series Help. This guide primarily explains how to print photos from memory cards, digital cameras, and other USB devices. For details on how to use your computer and the printer together, see the following table and select an appropriate topic. You can also use the table of contents pane on the left to locate information. NOTE: For information about installing the software, see the Setup Guide that came with the printer. Page 8 Chapter 1 (continued) 6 Section Description HP support Find out how to contact HP support. Troubleshooting Find a solution to a hardware or software problem. Order supplies Learn how to order supplies for the printer. Specifications Learn about the paper capacity, requirements, and other specifications for the printer. HP inkjet supplies recycling program Find out how to recycle print cartridges. Page 9 2 Special features Congratulations. Six-ink upgradeable printing: Enhance photo printing with a photo print cartridge (purchased separately). Ink-backup mode: Continue printing with one print cartridge when the other print cartridge has run out of ink.

Page 11 1 Print cartridges 2 Ink-backup mode 1 USB port The printer at a glance 9 Page 12 Chapter 3 Buttons and lights Use the printer buttons to turn the printer on and off, cancel a print job, restart a job, and open HP Photosmart Software. The printer lights give you visual cues about the status of the printer. Page 13 Power button and light Use the Power button to turn the printer on and off. It can take a few seconds for the printer to turn on after you press the Power button. 1 Power button and light The Power light flashes when the printer is processing. CAUTION: Always use the Power button to turn the printer on and off. Using a power strip, surge protector, or a wall-mounted switch to turn the printer on and off might cause printer failure. Page 14 Chapter 3 Print Cartridge Status lights The Print Cartridge Status lights are located in the center of the control panel. For more information, see Photo print cartridge. One of these print cartridges is installed in the right side of the print cartridge cradle. Page 16 Chapter 3 Resume button and light The Resume light flashes when an action is required, such as loading paper or clearing a paper jam. When the problem is solved, press the Resume button to continue printing. 1 Resume button and light Front USB port lights To transfer photos from a digital camera, external card reader, or USB flash drive, just plug the camera or other device into the printer's front USB port. You can then print the photos using HP Photosmart Software. Page 17 NOTE: You can also use the front USB port to download images from external card readers, USB flash drives, and other USB devices. Cancel icon The printer has a Cancel icon located to the left of the Power button. When the printer is busy, the Power button functions like a Cancel button. 1 Cancel icon Pressing the Power button during a print job or print cartridge alignment job cancels the job. Pressing the Power button when the printer is idle turns the printer off.

Page 18 Chapter 3 Unfold the paper trays To unfold the paper trays 1. Lower the input tray. 2. Lower the output tray. 3. Pull out the output-tray extension. Page 19 Input tray The input tray holds paper or other media. 1 Input tray Paper guide Print on different sizes of media by sliding the paper guide to the right or to the left. Output tray Printed pages are deposited in the output tray. Page 20 Chapter 3 Raise the output tray to load paper or other media. Lower the output tray before printing. To prevent paper from falling out of the output tray, pull out both sections of the outputtray extension. If you are printing in the Fast Draft mode, raise the output-tray extension stop. 1 Second section of output-tray extension 2 Output-tray extension stop Fold the paper trays To fold the paper trays 1. Remove paper or other media from the paper trays. 2. Page 21 4. Raise the output tray. 5. Raise the input tray. Print cartridges Three print cartridges can be used with the printer. Quality color photos: For more vibrant colors when printing color photographs or other special documents, remove the black print cartridge and install a photo print cartridge. The photo print cartridge, in combination with the tri-color print cartridge, provides you with virtually grain-free photos. Page 23 NOTE: When the printer operates in ink-backup mode, a message is displayed on screen. If the message is displayed and two print cartridges are installed in the printer, verify that the protective piece of plastic tape has been removed from each print cartridge. When plastic tape covers the print cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect that the print cartridge is installed. NOTE: For best printing performance, use a USB 2.0 compatible cable. For instructions about connecting the printer with a USB cable, see the Setup Guide that came with the printer. NOTE: A USB cable might not be packaged with your printer.

When you press the button, the HP Photosmart Software is opened on your computer. Page 26 6 Print photos using the front USB port You can transfer photos from a digital camera, external card reader, or USB flash drive to your computer, and then print them. Page 27 To print from the front USB port 1. Load photo paper into the printer. The green Connection light should be illuminated. For more information, see About the front USB port lights. 3. Turn on your camera or device, and then set it to transfer photos. Page 28 Chapter 6 26 1 Connection light 2 Error light Print photos using the front USB port Page 29 7 Print photos The printer software offers several features that make printing digital photos easier and improve photo quality. Learn how to print photos Print a borderless photo. Print a photo with a border. Improve printed colors with advanced color settings. Print an Exif Print-formatted photo if you have Exif Print-enabled software. Page 30 Chapter 7 Prepare to print 1. Raise the output tray. 2. Slide the paper guide all the way to the left. 3. Verify that the photo paper is flat. 4. Place the photo paper in the right side of the input tray. The side to be printed on should face down and the short edge should point towards the printer. NOTE: To learn how to install a print cartridge, see Installation instructions. To protect a print cartridge when it is not in the printer, follow the Maintain print cartridges guidelines. To use the photo print cartridge 1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. 2. Page 35 exposure time, type of flash, and color saturation, and stores it in the image file. The printer software then uses this information to automatically perform image-specific enhancements to create outstanding photos. Share photos with friends and family If you have installed the HP Photosmart Software, you can use HP Photosmart Share to easily share images by e-mail without the use of large file attachments.

Printer software: Learn about the printer software. Print e-mail Guidelines Do not exceed the input tray capacity: 100 sheets of plain paper. Use the What's This.Use the What's This.Use the What's This.Page 44 Chapter 8 Use the What's This.NOTE: If an out-of-paper message is displayed, see Out-of-paper message for help in resolving the problem.Use the What's This.Use the What's This.Prepare to print 1. Raise the output tray. 2. Slide the paper guide all the way to the left. 3. Place plain paper in the right side of the input tray. Page 52 Chapter 8 4. In the Poster Printing drop-down list, select the number of sheets for the poster. 5. Click the Select Tiles button. 6. Check that the number of tiles that are selected matches the number of sheets for the poster, and then click OK. 7. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. Use the What's This.Page 53 Print NOTE: If your software program includes an iron-on transfer printing feature, follow the instructions that are provided with the software program. Set the order that the pages print. Print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper. Print in grayscale. Print a two-sided document. Use HP Everyday Photo Paper to save money and ink when printing photos. Page 55 NOTE: When you select a printing shortcut the appropriate printing options are automatically displayed. You can leave them as is or change them. General Everyday printing Use General Everyday printing to print documents quickly. Page 58 Chapter 9 To print in Maximum dpi mode 1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. 2. Click the Features tab. 3. In the Paper Type drop-down list, click More, and then select the appropriate paper type. 4. In the Print Quality drop-down list, click Maximum dpi. NOTE: To view the maximum dpi that the HP Deskjet printer will print, click Resolution. 5. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. Print in grayscale To print in grayscale 1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. 2.

Page 59 3. In the Size drop-down list, select Custom. The Custom Paper Size dialog box is displayed. 4. In the Name box, type a name for the custom paper size. 5. In the Width and Length boxes, type the dimensions of the custom paper size. The minimum and maximum dimensions are displayed beneath Width and Length. 6. Click the unit of measurement: Inches or Millimeters. 7. Click Save to save the custom paper size. 8. Click OK to exit the Custom Paper Size dialog box. 9. Page 60 Chapter 9 To preview a printed document 1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box. 2. Click the Features or the Color tab. 3. Select the Show preview before printing check box. 4. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click OK. Adjust the print settings as needed before printing the document. Set the default print settings for all documents. Use the Printer Properties dialog box to select printing options. Use the What's This.View the Ink Status window for the approximate ink level of each print cartridge. Download printer software updates for the latest features and improvements. Page 63 To save time when printing, set the default print settings to options that you use often. That way, you do not have to specify the options every time you use the printer. To change the default print settings 1. Double-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon on the right side of the Windows taskbar. 1 HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon The HP Solution Center is displayed. 2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click Printer Settings. 3. Page 64 Chapter 10 NOTE: The path to the Printer Properties dialog box can vary depending on the software program you are using. What's This? help Use the What's This.What's This? help Use What's This.To use What's This? help 1. Move the cursor over the feature that you want to learn more about. 2. Click the right mouse button. The What's This box is displayed. 3.

Page 65 Download printer software updates Download the latest printer software update every few months to ensure you have the latest features and improvements. To download a printer software update 1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet. 2. From the Windows Start menu, click Programs or All Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Update. The HP Update window is displayed. 3. Click Next. HP Update searches the HP Web site for printer software updates. Print Cartridge Information dialog box: For a list of print cartridge selection numbers, open the printer Toolbox, click the Estimated Ink Level tab, and then click the Print Cartridge Information button. Page 68 Chapter 11 5. Press down on the print cartridge, and then slide it out of the print cartridge cradle. 6. Remove the replacement print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer. 1 Remove plastic tape CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts. Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Page 69 7. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the cradle until the cartridge snaps into place. 8. Close the printer cover. Align the print cartridges for optimum print quality. For information about storing print cartridges, see Maintain print cartridges. For information about recycling empty print cartridges, see HP inkjet supplies recycling program. WARNING! Keep both new and used print cartridges out of the reach of children. Page 70 Chapter 11 To clean the print cartridges 1. Open the printer Toolbox. 2. Click Clean the Print Cartridges. 3. Click Clean, and then follow the onscreen instructions. If your documents are still faded after cleaning, manually clean the print cartridge contacts. CAUTION: Clean print cartridges only when necessary.

Unnecessary cleaning wastes ink and shortens the life of the cartridge. Page 71 Maintain the printer body Because the HP Deskjet ejects ink onto the paper in a fine mist, ink smudges will eventually appear. To remove smudges, stains, or dried ink from the exterior 1. Turn off the HP Deskjet, and then disconnect the power cord. 2. Wipe the outside of the HP Deskjet with a soft cloth that has been lightly moistened with water. CAUTION: Do not use any type of cleaning solution. Household cleaners and detergents might damage the printer finish. Keep all fluids away from the interior. Page 72 Chapter 11 To prepare to clean 1. Open the HP Deskjet cover. 2. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the right side of the HP Deskjet and is idle and quiet. 3. Remove the print cartridges and place them on a piece of paper, with the copper strips facing up. CAUTION: Do not leave the print cartridges outside the HP Deskjet for more than 30 minutes. When you remove a photo print cartridge from the printer, store it in a print cartridge protector to prevent the ink from drying out. If you do not have a print cartridge protector, you can use an airtight plastic container to protect your print cartridge. Page 74 Chapter 11 To remove the print cartridge from the print cartridge protector 1. Press down and back on the top of the protector to release the print cartridge. 2. Slide the print cartridge out of the protector. CAUTION: Do not drop the print cartridge. Dropping the print cartridge can damage it. Printer Toolbox The printer Toolbox contains a number of useful tools to enhance the performance of the printer. Other error messages If you receive an error message, follow these directions. Page 77 Solution: To resolve the problem 1. Make sure that no USB devices other than the printer, the keyboard, and the mouse are connected to the computer. 2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. 3.

Make sure that the printer is connected directly to a USB port on the computer (instead of through a USB hub). 4. If the installation program still does not locate the printer, replace the USB cable, and then continue to the next step. 5. Click Cancel, and then restart the computer. 6. Page 78 Chapter 12 Printer name does not appear Solution: If the printer software seems to install correctly, but the printer name does not appear in the list of printers when you click Print on the File menu or in the Printers folder in Control Panel, try reinstalling the printer software. To reinstall the printer software 1. Quit any antivirus programs or other software programs that are running on the computer. NOTE: To quit an antivirus program, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Page 79 What the flashing light means The printer lights indicate the printer status. 1 Power light 2 Print Cartridge Status lights 3 Resume light Power light is flashing 1 Power light If the Power light is flashing, the printer is preparing to print. The light stops flashing when the printer has received all data. Place paper in the input tray, and then press the Resume button. There might be a paper jam. For information about clearing a paper jam, see Paper jam. The printer might be stalled. For more information about correcting the problem, see Printer is stalled. Both Power and Resume lights are flashing The printer might need to be restarted. 1. Page 81 Print Cartridge Status lights are on or flashing The printer has two print cartridge status lights. 1. The left status light represents the tri-color print cartridge, which is installed in the left side of the print cartridge cradle. 2. The right status light represents the black or the photo print cartridge. Page 82 Chapter 12 Front USB port lights are flashing If the front USB port lights are flashing, follow the instructions in Front USB port lights are flashing. If the hub is on, try connecting the printer directly to your computer.

Try connecting the USB cable to another USB port on your computer. After you check the connections, try restarting your computer. Turn your printer off and then on again. NOTE: For best printing performance, use a USB 2.0 compatible cable. Clear the print queue Cause: When you start a print job, it is sent to a list called the “print queue. Page 84 Chapter 12 If there are no loose or broken parts, follow these steps: 1. Check for and remove any obstacles, such as packing tape or materials, that prevent the print cartridges from moving back and forth. 2. Make sure the print cartridges are installed securely in the print cartridge cradle. For more information, see Installation instructions. 3. Page 85 For information about updating the printer software, see Download printer software updates. Computer does not meet system requirements If your computer does not have enough RAM or a large amount of free space on the hard drive, the printer processing time will be longer. 1. Verify that the computer hard disk space, RAM, and processor speed meet the system requirements. The system requirements are listed in the reference guide that came with the printer. 2. Page 86 Chapter 12 3. Check the list of print cartridges that can be used in the printer. a. Open the printer Toolbox. b. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab. c. Click the Print Cartridge Information button and view the list of print cartridge selection numbers. The reference guide that came with the printer also shows the print cartridge selection numbers. 4. If the print cartridge selection number is correct, try cleaning the print cartridge. Solution: Always install the tri-color print cartridge in the left print cartridge cradle compartment. Install the black or photo print cartridge in the right print cartridge cradle compartment. Low on ink Cause: At least one of the print cartridges is estimated to be low on ink and may need to be replaced soon. Page 88 Chapter 12 removed from each print cartridge.

Press the handle to the right, and then pull out the door. 5. Remove any paper that is inside the printer by pulling it out from the back of the printer. Page 91 Paper might be loaded improperly The printer might print on multiple sheets of paper at once if the paper is loaded too far toward the back of the printer or if the paper guide is not positioned firmly against the paper. Reload the paper into the paper tray, pushing the paper until you feel resistance, and then slide the paper guide firmly against the edge of the paper stack. The printer also might print on multiple sheets if different paper types are loaded in the printer. Page 92 Chapter 12 Horizontal lines appear on a photo Solution: If light or dark horizontal lines appear on photos, follow this procedure: 1. Clean the print cartridges. 2. Reprint the photo. 3. If horizontal lines still occur, perform a print quality calibration. A black and a tri-color print cartridge must be installed for print quality calibration. 4. Reprint the photo. NOTE: If you are still not satisfied with the results, replace the print cartridges. For more information, see. Page 93 Verify that the photo paper is not curled. If the photo paper is curled, place the paper in a plastic bag and gently bend it in the opposite direction of the curl until the paper lies flat. If the problem persists, then use photo paper that is not curled. For instructions about preventing photo paper from curling, see Store and handle photo paper. Do not print borderless documents in ink-backup mode. Always have two print cartridges installed in the printer when printing borderless documents. For more information, see Ink-backup mode. Streaks appear in a light portion of a photo Solution: If streaks appear in a light portion of a photo, approximately 63 mm (2. Page 95 3. If horizontal lines still occur, perform a print quality calibration. A black and a tri-color print cartridge must be installed for print quality calibration. 4. Reprint the photo.

Image is printed at an angle Solution: Verify that no problem exists with the source image. For example, if you are printing a scanned image, verify that the image was not crooked when it was scanned. If the problem is not caused by the source image, follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Remove all paper from the input tray. Page 96 Chapter 12 Fading occurs on the edges of a photo Verify that the photo paper is not curled. Open the Printer Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and verify that the selected paper size matches both the paper size that the photo is formatted for and the size of the paper that is loaded in the printer. Verify that no problem exists with the source image. Check the device settings to make sure that the print mode and paper selection is correct for the paper and the task. For more information, see Select a paper type. Print and evaluate a self-test. For more information, see Print a test page. For more information, see View estimated ink levels. If a print cartridge is low on ink, consider replacing the print cartridge. If the black text and images on your printouts are faded, you might be printing with only the tri-color print cartridge. Replace one or both empty print cartridges. You might be trying to print a borderless document with only the black print cartridge installed. When printing a borderless document, always have the tricolor print cartridge and a black or photo print cartridge installed. Page 101 Envelope is printed at an angle Solution: 1. Slide the flap inside the envelope before loading it in the printer. 2. Confirm that the paper guide fits firmly against the edge of the envelope. 3. Reprint the envelope. Document does not reflect the new print settings Solution: The printer settings might differ from the software program print settings. Select the appropriate print settings within the software program. Page 102 Chapter 12 computer. After the cable is connected properly, turn the HP Deskjet off and then on again.

For more information on setting up the HP Deskjet and connecting it to your computer, see the Setup Guide that came with the HP Deskjet. Page 103 Front USB port lights are flashing Solution: 1 Connection light 2 Error light State of the lights Task Connection light and the Error light flash for five seconds The printer has lost connection with the camera while printing. Check the USB connection. Connection light is on and the Error light is flashing The camera is not set to the correct mode for transferring photos. Change the camera mode. This warranty does not cover HP ink products that have been refilled, remanufactured, refurbished, misused, or tampered with. During the warranty period the product is covered as long as the HP ink is not depleted and the end of warranty date has not been reached. Placing a call Call HP support while you are in front of the computer and the HP Deskjet. Page 106 B Order supplies You can order HP products, such as recommended types of paper and print cartridges, online from the HP Web site. Physical specifications Printer dimension (with the tray extended): 144 mm high x 459 mm wide x 480 mm deep (5.67 inches high x 18.07 inches wide x 18.90 inches deep) Printer weight (without print cartridges): 3.462 kg (7.635 lbs) Software compatibility Windows compatible (2000 and XP) Memory. Page 109 designed to separate easily. Fasteners and other connections are easy to locate, access, and remove using common tools. High priority parts have been designed to access quickly for efficient disassembly and repair. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. Used: Very GoodPlease try again.Please try again.Please choose a different delivery location.In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please try your search again later.