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Officejet 6700 AND Officejet 6900

I have two HP printers, a 6700 and a 6900. The 6900 will print a document correctly to size however the same document prints smaller on the 6700. I have checked everything I know to check. 6700.JPG6900.JPG

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Results for search Officejet 6700:

HP Officejet 6700 Premium e-All-in-One Printer series - H711

 

Results for search "Officejet 6900" pulled 114 results, most of which are not even close.

Candidates include, and may not be limited to:

HP OfficeJet Pro 6970 All-in-One Printer series

HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 All-in-One Printer series

HP OfficeJet 6950 All-in-One Printer series

 

 

All other settings being equal, that is you have checked all the settings for paper size, document size (Page Setup for actual, fit, percentage of 100%), source (tray), media type (kind of paper), document type (Word, excel, PDF), and software used to submit the job to the printer, the results may be due to different margin restrictions or settings.

 

Example

Specifications for the HP Officejet 6600 e-All-in-One and 6700 Premium e-All-in-One Printer Series 

Section:  Paper Handling > Margins

Media
1. Left (LM)
2. Right (RM)
3. Top (TM)
4. Bottom (BM)*
U.S. Letter
U.S. Legal
A4
U.S. Statement
8.5 x 13 inch
Customized media
Photo media
U.S. Executive
B5
A5
Cards
Custom-sized media
Photo media
3.3 mm (0.13 inch)
3.3 mm (0.13 inch)
3.3 mm (0.13 inch)
Windows: 3.3 mm (0.13 inch)
Mac and Linux: 12 mm (0.47 inch)
Envelopes
3.3 mm (0.13 inch)
3.3 mm (0.13 inch)
16.5 mm (0.65 inch)
16.5 mm (0.65 inch)
*To achieve these margin settings on a computer running Windows, click the Advanced tab in the print driver, and then select Minimize Margins.

 

Specifications for HP OfficeJet Pro 6900 Printers

Section:  Paper Handling > Margins

Media
1. Left (LM)
2. Right (RM)
3. Top (TM)
4. Bottom (BM)*
U.S. Letter
U.S. Legal
A4
U.S. Statement
8.5 x 13 inch
U.S. Executive
B5
A5
Cards
Custom-sized media
2.9 mm (0.114 inch)
2.9 mm (0.114 inch)
2.9 mm (0.114 inch)
Windows: 2.9 mm (0.114 inch)
Macintosh and Linux: 12 mm (0.47 inch)
Envelopes
2.9 mm (0.114 inch)
2.9 mm (0.114 inch)
16.5 mm (0.65 inch)
16.5 mm (0.65 inch)

 

 

The margins may or may not be what is causing the difference - it does give you some more information while you compare the job submissions.

 

If you can export the data to a PDF file and print that, you might get a more consistent result across different printers.  Maybe.

 

 

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Dragon-Fur
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