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Can the HP Envy Pro 6455 print on 4x6/5x7 index cards

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I just want to know if I can use either or both 5x7 or 4x6 index cards to print on. The specs didn't make sense to me for the Envy Pro 6455.

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@Emilybug wrote:

I just want to know if I can use either or both 5x7 or 4x6 index cards to print on. The specs didn't make sense to me for the Envy Pro 6455.


 

Answer:

Yes, printer supports printing on index cards in these sizes - the weight of your card paper should not exceed the specifications for "card paper".

 

Open User Guide

Specifications on Page 117

 

Partial Excerpt

Paper weights

Plain Paper: 60 to 90 g/m² (16 to 32 lb bond)

Envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m² (20 to 55 lb bond envelope)

Cards: Up to 200 g/m² (110 lb index maximum)

Photo Paper: Up to 300 g/m² (145 lb bond)

 

Paper loading is explained starting on Page 18

 

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Optional

Details and additional information...

 

  • Load printer software / application(s)
  • Tell the printer about the loaded paper and set preferences
  • Notes - What about Borderless?

Preparation

 

Printer Software

 

If you have not done so, download-save-install the Full Feature Software / Full Driver for the printer

Full Driver / Full Feature Software does not require a sign-in to use the software.

 

Reminder:

If using USB, disconnect the USB cable between the printer and the computer before starting the installation.  Connect the cable when instructed to do so (toward the end of the installation procedure).

 

Download - save - run

 HP Easy Start

 

  • Download-and-Save the printer software (Full Feature Software / HP Smart / Easy Start)
  • Right-Click on the downloaded package and "Run as Administrator" to start the installation
  • Reminder:  If using Easy Start, select the Full Driver

 

Easy Start... The Journey

 

About 2/3 of the way through the setup, you will be given the opportunity to select the software - select the "Full Driver" set (as opposed to the basic driver).

 

You can Skip any suggestion that you add the HP Account – you’ll need the account at some point, but you can skip this suggestion (as many times as it insists it’s a good idea) during the full driver software installation.  (

 

Side Bar: HP Smart requires that HP Account sign-in but HP Smart is NOT the same thing as the Full Feature Software / Full Driver.

 

If you see it, you can skip any suggestion regarding Instant Ink subscription.

 

Any...

If using USB:  Connect the cable when instructed to do so (near the last part of the driver installation)

 

After the software is installed, Restart the computer and log in.

 

Full driver provides print and scan functions supported by your printer.

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Next,

If you have not done so, install HP Smart for Windows (application)

 

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

HP Printers - Using the HP Smart App (Windows 10)

NOTES: 

  • Website includes the HP Smart software for Windows and Mobile devices, plus an FAQ section to assist with questions / issues
  • HP Smart requires that you be signed into the application with your HP Account credentials.
  •  HP Smart application can make use of Shortcuts / Preferences.

 

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and...

Adobe Reader DC – Install Whether You Use It or Not

If you have not done so,

Reinstall / Update your PDF Reader (Adobe Reader DC /Optional  Foxit Reader)

HINT:  Watch out for and UNCHECK unwanted extra software

 

NOTE:  Adobe Reader DC software can be installed even if you do not normally open / view / print PDF files directly from the Adobe Reader DC software.

 

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Next, tell the printer about the paper in the tray and set the Preferences...

 

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:  Printer Display panel option is not applicable to printers that lack a printer display panel and might not be available on all printer models that do include a printer display panel.

 

Note 2 – Printer Display Panel > Adjusting the paper size:

If the size of your Paper Size is not in the Drop-down menu,

If the “custom” paper size is available in the list:

Select Custom (likely the last selection in the list)

 

And / Or

Embedded Web Server (EWS)

 

 Note:  This option is not applicable to printers connected via a USB printer cable (no network connection).

 

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 2:  EWS is also available in HP Smart Windows and HP Smart Mobile > Settings > Advanced

 

Set the Preferences – Windows

NOTE:  This section is not applicable to Mobile Printing.

 

Printing Preferences are available directly from the driver and / or might be called "Printer Properties" / "Shortcuts" (or similar) from within printing software / applications.

 

Notes

  • Generally, Ignore this section when not relevant – for example, when using Word > Mailings > Envelopes.
  • In the case of PDF / Image printing, Pre-set the Preferences (below) or set the Properties during the job setup.

 

Preferences / Envelopes

Regardless of what kind of printing you will do (later), make sure the Printing Preferences shortcut is set to "Everyday Printing" or something equally benign.  For example, don't leave the shortcut set to Booklet printing choices or other custom setups that are completely contrary to printing envelopes.  The least "best" choice is "Factory Defaults" - try to avoid that shortcut if you can do so.

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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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Notes - What about Borderless?

 

Borderless printing is supported on your printer.

Borderless printing might be restricted to particular paper types.

For example, Borderless printing might only be available using (and selecting) Photo or Brochure paper.

 

 

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

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