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How to lighten and darken ink on Envy 5200 Series printer using windows 10 and/or iPad

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Hi @ttddppttddpp


Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you.


Follow the instructions to change print quality-


Opening the print settings window


Launch the HP print driver window from common Windows applications and learn how to navigate the different tabs and menus.

  1. Open the document or photo on your computer, click File or the menu icon , then click Print.

    Print or Print Pictures window or pane opens with general print job settings, including the menu to select the printer you want to print to.

  2. Open Document Properties or Printing Preferences from the main print window or pane to access the HP print driver settings. The button or link name varies depending on the app you are printing from.

    • Microsoft Word: Click Printer Properties

    • Paint and WordPad: Click Preferences

    • Windows Photo Viewer: Click Options... in the lower right corner of the screen, then click Printer Properties... in the Print Settings window

    • Adobe PDF Reader: Click Properties

  3. To view the different settings, click the tabs along the top of the window. To access more settings, click the Advanced button that is often located on the Layout tab.

    Figure : Example of a printer Document Properties window

    HP Document Properties window with settings tabs and the Advanced settings button

 4. go to print quality and change the mode from best-draft as per your needs.

  • Draft: Lowest DPI typically used when ink cartridge levels are low or when high-quality prints are not needed

  • Normal or Everyday: Default quality setting suitable for most print jobs

  • Best: Better DPI than Normal

refer-Print Driver Settings Guide (Windows)


On iOS - if you have installed HP Smart App


change print settings on your iOS or iPadOS device.

  1. On the HP Smart app home screen, tap a Print or Scan tile.

  2. Select or scan the document or photo you want to print.

  3. Tap Edit.

  4. Tap icons at the bottom of the screen to change print settings such as a number of copies, color options, or page size.

  5. When you are ready to print, tap Done to save the changes and return to the Preview screen, and then tap Print

refer to - Install and Use the HP Smart App (Android, Apple iOS, iPadOS)

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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No it didn’t help with lightening or darkening from ipad. There is no edit button on bottom of print screen.  So cannot change the darkness or even change the size of print which is big. But tanks anyway. ttddppttddpp

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on the print preview screen, right below the printer name you will see a dash pull the dash up to get into edit options

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