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Can I print business cards using an A4, 185 gsm weight paper in this printer?

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I would like to print business cards using an A4 185gsm paper. Does this printer support this paper weight?

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@John_lid 

 


@John_lid wrote:

I would like to print business cards using an A4 185gsm paper. Does this printer support this paper weight?


Likely, yes - the weight is "pretty close" to Brochure paper.

 

As long as your card paper is within that top weight (near or less than 180 gsm) range, it may work.

When ready to print >> Select Media (in your printer job setup) as "Brochure matte" (or glossy)

 

Reminder:  You cannot usually fool the printer by loading card paper and then telling the printer it is "photo paper".  Most printers sense photo paper and would reject the attempt as a "mismatched" settings.

 

 

Datasheet

Media Types Supported

Plain; HP EcoFFICIENT; HP Premium Presentation Matte 120g; HP Tri-fold Brochure Glossy 180g; HP Brochure Matte 180g; HP Brochure Glossy 180g; HP Advanced PhotoPapers; Light 60-74g

Media Sizes Supported

Letter; Legal; Government Legal; Executive; Statement; 3 x 5 in; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 8 x10 in; L; Photo 2L; Envelope (#10, Monarch); Card (3 x 5 in, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 8 in); Tabloid(11 x 17 in)

Media Sizes Custom

Tray 1: 3 x 5 to 11.7 x 17 in; Tray 2: 8.5 x 11 to 11.7 x 17 in

 

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If you have not done so,

Install the Full Feature Software

HP Easy Start Printer Setup Software 

  1. If you use Easy Start to install the software:  When asked, opt for "Full software and drivers" (exact wording might vary).
  2. After the software is fully installed, Restart the computer and log in

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Load the paper as instructed in the User Guide

Starting on Page 14

 

Tell the printer about the paper

 

Check / Adjust / Retain the Paper at the Printer Display Panel

 

Open Printer Tray,

If you have not yet done so, add desired paper type

Wait a couple of seconds…

Close Tray

IF applicable for your printer:

Look for a message on the Printer Control / Display Panel,

Click Modify (wording varies), set the paper size and type, Click OK

 

NOTE:  If the size of the Paper Size is not in the Drop-down menu, Select Custom (likely the last selection in the list)

 

And / Or

Embedded Web Server (EWS)

 

If the printer is on the network,

If the EWS feature is supported on your printer,

Use the Embedded Web Server (EWS) to view / configure your printer.

NOTE:  Laser printer options in EWS are very different from those offered in InkJet Printers.

 

Open your favorite browser > type / enter Printer IP address into URL / Address bar

Tab Settings > Preferences > Tray and Paper Management

If applicable, check the Advanced section (at the bottom of the Tray and Paper Management menu)

Click Apply to save changes

 

NOTE:  If the size of the Paper Size is not in the Drop-down menu, Select Custom (likely the last selection in the list)

 

NOTE:  EWS is also available in HP Smart

 

Set the Preferences - Windows

 

  1. Check / enable the printer as the “Default Printer”

 

Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners

UNCHECK (clear box) Let Windows manage my default printer

Select (Left-Click) your printer from the list of printers > Manage > Set as Default

 

 

  1. Select and adjust settings in each category for the Media (kind of paper), source (tray), and paper size.

 

Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners

Left-Click on (your) Printer > Manage > Printing Preferences

 

Next

Tab Printing Shortcuts > Click / Highlight your preferred shortcut > Click Apply > Click OK to exit

 

NOTE - Make changes to a Shortcut

  • Select a shortcut and adjust the settings for paper, source (tray), other settings / Tabs
  • Scan Menu for HP Scan >>  If there is a More > section, check / adjust settings in the sub-sections > Click OK to save sub-menu changes
  • If supported, save the edited shortcut or use “Save As” or “Create Custom Shortcut” to save as a new / different file name
  • Click OK to save the setup

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Suggested Settings:

Select Source as the tray in which the paper is loaded

Select Media as "card", Brochure, or closest setting

Select the paper size, too.

 

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Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, User Guides / Manuals, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All-in-One Printer series 

 

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Dragon-Fur

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