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Can I print a mirror image on M553 Laser Jet Color Printer

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Is there a mirror image setting on M553 Laser Jet Color Printer?

 

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@RalphFreshour 

 

Welcome to the HP Community.

 


@RalphFreshour wrote:

Is there a mirror image setting on M553 Laser Jet Color Printer?

 

Thank you...


 

Mirror image / flip is perhaps something you have to do using the "Full Software" / full driver printer software and not directly on the printer.

 

If you do not see the option, there are (other) ways to accomplish the task.

 

For example...

 

 

Older Programs / Software like  Paint (mspaint) can be used to print photos.  Once the basics are understood, the program is fairly easy to use and will might even work in a user restricted environment.

 

Paint can be used to print Mirror images.

HP Printers - Printing HP Iron-On Transfers (Mirror Images)

 

Example - Paint - Mirror / Flip Image

Mirror_Image_Flip_2Mirror_Image_Flip_2

 

 

And contributed by our own Expert  greenturtle

One option is to use MS Powerpoint, create the document, then paste it as an image.  Powerpoint has functions where you can flip the image (mirror) and then you can send it to print.

 

Check out this resource:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X07FnkjnzM

 

 

What else?

 

IF the HP Smart application works in your environment and for this printer,

The application includes the ability to Scan (or Import an Image) and Edit the scan to flip / rotate / mirror the content before it is Saved / Shared / Printed.

 

Example - HP Smart - Windows - Scan (possibly Import) > Edit

HP_Smart_W10_Scan_Edit_Image_Set_7HP_Smart_W10_Scan_Edit_Image_Set_7

 

 

What else?

Irfanview > Brilliant Free Photo Viewing, Editing, and Print Software

 

 Irfanview provides an exceptional software experience that can be used for a variety of scan and print tasks, including the “Mirror” or horizontal flip function plus several other options not found elsewhere.

 

  • Create a Restore Point (optional, recommended)
  • Download the appropriate version (32bit or 64bit) of the program from the Website and install the program
  • Additional information at the website, including:  FAQ

 

NOTES

  • Both 32bit and 64bit versions for Windows are available.
  • Irfanview is also available as an Windows 10 Application from the Microsoft Store

 

For example,

Irfanview 64bit version – Information and Download

Software and All Plugins for 64bit version:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html

 

Includes Plugin for creating Multiple-page PDF files for images (Poster or large paper printing)

Includes access (where available) to Scan with HP Twain > Adjust settings > Save

 

How to find Help within the Irfanview software

Once installed, open the software > tab Help

 

Example help entry:

Vertical/Horizontal Flip

  • Click on the Image Menu, then Vertical Flip. The image will turn upside-down. The left/right orientation will stay the same.
  • Click on the Image Menu, then Horizontal Flip. The image will turn side-to-side, as in a mirror.

 

Note: The effect can be used on a smaller portion (rectangle selection) of an image, as well as the entire image.

 

 

Mirror_Image_4AMirror_Image_4A

============================================================

 

References / Resources

 

HP Smart for Windows

 

HP Smart is an application available in the Microsoft Store

 

Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer.

Open the Software and Drivers Support Website for your printer > Check the Box Get the App

OR Open and Read >>> HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

 

NOTES: 

  • Disconnect from Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection before downloading.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi on your computer or mobile device and connect to your network. If the computer is connected to the network with an Ethernet cable, temporarily disconnect the cable and use the Wi-Fi connection during the setup.

 

  • HP Smart requires that you sign into the application using your HP Account credentials.

 

  • HP Smart benefits (likes) having the Full Feature Software / full driver printer software installed.  For example, full driver provides access to Shortcuts and Printing Preferences.

 

  • Document includes the HP Smart application download links for Windows and Mobile devices, plus an FAQ section to assist with questions / issues.
    •  FAQ examples: 
      • What are the requirements to use the HP Smart app?
      • Which printers are compatible with the HP Smart app?
      • Why do I need to sign in or create an account to use the HP Smart app features?
      • Which languages does the HP Smart app support?
    • Older versions of the HP Smart app no longer support the required login feature.
    • Update the application to the latest version to access / use HP Smart

 

HP 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, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

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

Results for "M553" (2) 

OR

Open Product Home

Enter the type and name of your HP device

 

Thank you for participating in the HP Community.

The Community is a separate wing of the HP website - We are not an HP business group.

Our Community is comprised of volunteers - people who own and use HP devices.

Click Thumbs Up to say Thank You.

Question / Concern Answered, Click "Accept as Solution"

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@RalphFreshour 

 

Welcome to the HP Community.

 


@RalphFreshour wrote:

Is there a mirror image setting on M553 Laser Jet Color Printer?

 

Thank you...


 

Mirror image / flip is perhaps something you have to do using the "Full Software" / full driver printer software and not directly on the printer.

 

If you do not see the option, there are (other) ways to accomplish the task.

 

For example...

 

 

Older Programs / Software like  Paint (mspaint) can be used to print photos.  Once the basics are understood, the program is fairly easy to use and will might even work in a user restricted environment.

 

Paint can be used to print Mirror images.

HP Printers - Printing HP Iron-On Transfers (Mirror Images)

 

Example - Paint - Mirror / Flip Image

Mirror_Image_Flip_2Mirror_Image_Flip_2

 

 

And contributed by our own Expert  greenturtle

One option is to use MS Powerpoint, create the document, then paste it as an image.  Powerpoint has functions where you can flip the image (mirror) and then you can send it to print.

 

Check out this resource:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X07FnkjnzM

 

 

What else?

 

IF the HP Smart application works in your environment and for this printer,

The application includes the ability to Scan (or Import an Image) and Edit the scan to flip / rotate / mirror the content before it is Saved / Shared / Printed.

 

Example - HP Smart - Windows - Scan (possibly Import) > Edit

HP_Smart_W10_Scan_Edit_Image_Set_7HP_Smart_W10_Scan_Edit_Image_Set_7

 

 

What else?

Irfanview > Brilliant Free Photo Viewing, Editing, and Print Software

 

 Irfanview provides an exceptional software experience that can be used for a variety of scan and print tasks, including the “Mirror” or horizontal flip function plus several other options not found elsewhere.

 

  • Create a Restore Point (optional, recommended)
  • Download the appropriate version (32bit or 64bit) of the program from the Website and install the program
  • Additional information at the website, including:  FAQ

 

NOTES

  • Both 32bit and 64bit versions for Windows are available.
  • Irfanview is also available as an Windows 10 Application from the Microsoft Store

 

For example,

Irfanview 64bit version – Information and Download

Software and All Plugins for 64bit version:  https://www.fosshub.com/IrfanView.html

 

Includes Plugin for creating Multiple-page PDF files for images (Poster or large paper printing)

Includes access (where available) to Scan with HP Twain > Adjust settings > Save

 

How to find Help within the Irfanview software

Once installed, open the software > tab Help

 

Example help entry:

Vertical/Horizontal Flip

  • Click on the Image Menu, then Vertical Flip. The image will turn upside-down. The left/right orientation will stay the same.
  • Click on the Image Menu, then Horizontal Flip. The image will turn side-to-side, as in a mirror.

 

Note: The effect can be used on a smaller portion (rectangle selection) of an image, as well as the entire image.

 

 

Mirror_Image_4AMirror_Image_4A

============================================================

 

References / Resources

 

HP Smart for Windows

 

HP Smart is an application available in the Microsoft Store

 

Learn how to use HP Smart on your Windows 10 computer.

Open the Software and Drivers Support Website for your printer > Check the Box Get the App

OR Open and Read >>> HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

 

NOTES: 

  • Disconnect from Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection before downloading.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi on your computer or mobile device and connect to your network. If the computer is connected to the network with an Ethernet cable, temporarily disconnect the cable and use the Wi-Fi connection during the setup.

 

  • HP Smart requires that you sign into the application using your HP Account credentials.

 

  • HP Smart benefits (likes) having the Full Feature Software / full driver printer software installed.  For example, full driver provides access to Shortcuts and Printing Preferences.

 

  • Document includes the HP Smart application download links for Windows and Mobile devices, plus an FAQ section to assist with questions / issues.
    •  FAQ examples: 
      • What are the requirements to use the HP Smart app?
      • Which printers are compatible with the HP Smart app?
      • Why do I need to sign in or create an account to use the HP Smart app features?
      • Which languages does the HP Smart app support?
    • Older versions of the HP Smart app no longer support the required login feature.
    • Update the application to the latest version to access / use HP Smart

 

HP 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, Manuals > User Guides, Product Information (Specifications), more

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

Results for "M553" (2) 

OR

Open Product Home

Enter the type and name of your HP device

 

Thank you for participating in the HP Community.

The Community is a separate wing of the HP website - We are not an HP business group.

Our Community is comprised of volunteers - people who own and use HP devices.

Click Thumbs Up to say Thank You.

Question / Concern Answered, Click "Accept as Solution"

Dragon-Fur

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