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How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

Everytime I try to print cardstock, it doesn't recognize the paper and says that the tray is out of paper.

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How do I print cardstock on this printer. It keeps saying the tray is out of paper.

How do I print cardstock on this printer?  It doesn't recognize the paper and keeps saying it is out of paper.

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

Does the printer have problems feeding plain paper or is it just the card stock? Which printer do you have?

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

I have the same problem as the original poster - it prints fine on regular paper,  but 99% of the time, even when I set it up as printing card stock, it tells me it's out of paper.

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

I also have the same problem with cardstock. Very disappointed.

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

When you are printing on the card stock, did you change the print setting/paper type to card stock? the printer pick mechanism adjusts the torque based on the paper type.

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CTJes
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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

Yes, I set it to Card Stock. Have also tried setting it to Thick Paper. It prints maybe one card stock attempt per 30. It's infuriating, I use a lot of card stock and am going to need to return the printer if there is no solution.

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

I'm on my third 8600 Pro (two were a replacements and one was an upgrade to Plus)  None of them can print cardstock even though the specs state that they can. 

 

I tried using 110lb as I do with my other older HP printers and bought some 65lb to no avail

 

Lousy printers for cardstock

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

 

It's easy if you know how:   Always use tray 1   AND select "thick plain paper"  as your medium, NOT

 

"cardstock."  It works!!

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Re: How do I print cardstock on HP Officejet 8600?

Thanks for the idea but I'm on my third printer and none will print card stock.  The two were 8600 and the third is a Plus and all only have 1 input tray which is probably the hardware problem that I'm having.  The Premium seems to be what is needed

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