10-27-2012 07:33 PM
HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus
Windows XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro
Error Message: Paper detected does not match paper size or type selected
This error message appears on the printer display panel any time a custom paper size has been configured in Word (or any other application) and the matching paper size & type has been inserted in the Officejet Pro 8600 paper tray. This error is generated by the printer regardless of orietation or margins or paper size setup in the document to match the actual paper in the paper tray. After you press "OK" on the printer display panel, the printer ejects the sheet of paper correctly. Since this printer does not have a manual bypass tray, the custom paper is always inserted in Tray1 and is the only paper in this Tray1. This is a single tray 8600 Plus.
What am I doing wrong?
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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10-29-2012 03:09 PM
Let me know!
10-29-2012 07:11 PM
It is truly a "custom paper size" not available in any of the pre-defined paper sizes. The paper size defined in Word as a "custom size" is exactly the size of the actual paper inserted in the printer. The same error is generated by the printer no matther what "custom size" you define in the application with the same actual paper size inserted in the printer. For example, The "custom size" defined in Word is 4.75" x 6.25" and a piece of 4.75" x 6.25" paper is inserted in the printer. The error is generated by the 8600 Plus regardless of the orientation, portrait or landscape, and regardless of the margins defined in the application. I hope that better clarifies the problem. Thank-you for your assistance.
10-30-2012 11:07 AM
The reason for this is because non-defined paper sizes open the printer and the print job to a number of risks including paper jams or misaligned printing. This is why the feature is no longer on HP printers.
I would recommend finding a traditional paper type that is close to the size you want to print on and selecting that in the page setup of the print job as a work-around for this issue.
I hope this helps!
05-09-2013 05:42 PM
Are you kidding me? I'm trying to print a #9 envelope. It's not listed as a "defined print size" and I get a similar error every time. I've spent hours working on this on my own and just spent an additional hour with tech support on the phone (with no resolution). Are you saying it's impossible to print a #9 envelope on an HP OFFICEjet PROFESIONAL Printer??
05-09-2013 09:18 PM
Hi MFlem, you can try using a alternate driver for the 8600 on your Windows computer.
Take a look at this url.
Use the Deskjet 9800 driver.
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06-03-2013 08:03 AM
This is truly idiotic. I'm not trying to use a tiny envelope, and this is a faily standard (smaller size) envelope - 4-7/8 x 6 1/2. I cannot believe that there is no way around the autodetect feature. I have inserted the correct size in "custom" and still get the error. Only path is to cancel and the job is ended. Ridiculous! I'll need to buy another manufacturer's printer to perform simple correspondence. This is a serious weakness in your product!
06-03-2013 12:48 PM
Here are the instructions, direct from the User Guide:
Print on envelopes (Windows)
1. Load envelopes print-side down in the tray. For more information, see Load media.
2. On the File menu in your software application, click Print.
3. Make sure the printer you want to use is selected.
4. To change settings, click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.
Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties,
Options, Printer Setup, Printer, or Preferences.
5. On the Layout tab, change the orientation to Landscape.
6. Click Paper/Quality, and then select the appropriate envelope type from the Paper
Size drop-down list.
TIP: You can change more options for the print job by using the features
available on the other tabs in the dialog box.
7. Click OK, and then click Print or OK to begin printing.
Print on envelopes (Mac OS X)
1. Load envelopes in the tray. For more information, see Load media.
2. Select a paper size:
a. From the File menu in your software application, click Page Setup.
NOTE: If you do not see a Page Setup menu item, go to step 3.
b. Make sure the printer you want to use is selected in the Format For pop-up
c. Select the appropriate envelope size from the Paper Size pop-up menu, and
then click OK.
3. From the File menu in your software application, click Print.
4. Make sure the printer you want to use is selected.
5. Select the appropriate envelope size in the Paper Size pop-up menu (if available).
6. Select the Orientation option.
NOTE: If you do not see these options, click the blue disclosure triangle next
to the Printer pop-up menu.
7. Select any other print settings that you want, and then click Print to begin printing.
06-03-2013 03:06 PM
I really appreciate that you are trying to help. The paper size I am using is not listed, so I follwed the user manual instructions, used the "custom" option and inserted the dimensions right off the manufacturer's pkg. Got the "Does Not Match Size Detected" error and subsequent job cancel. I checked the dimensions with my trusty school ruler, inserted the dimensions manually, tried again with same results. Is there no way to just disable the size autodetect feature?
06-03-2013 08:58 PM