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HP Envy 5540

Where did all the different paper/media type selections go when printing? I used to have tons to choose from - now I only have Plain paper, HP Matte Brochure, HP Presentation, HP Glossy Brochure, Other matte  and Other glossy injet papers. What happened to transparency, Iron on, etc??

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@deeanjo 

 

What Happened?

 

Well, I don't know for sure - I think it depends on what you are using (software / application) and whether the printer knows about the paper that is loaded into the printer.

 

In general, though, most of what you can select is going to be available after having installed the printer software.

 

HP ENVY 5540 series Full Feature Software and Drivers 

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

 

 

That done,

Load the paper according to the instructions in the  User Guide (Pages 11-12)

 

Next,

 

Tell the printer about the paper - then, if using Windows,

set the Printing Preferences / shortcut

 

Right after loading the paper...

Tell the printer what you are doing...

 

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

 

Note:  This option is not applicable to printers that lack a printer display panel and may not be available on all printer models that do include a 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)

 

 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:  Choose what you can - at this juncture, it is possible not "every" paper type is listed.

 

General Example

EWS_9025_Preferences_Tray_and_Paper_Management_All_2EWS_9025_Preferences_Tray_and_Paper_Management_All_2

 

NOTE:  EWS is also available in HP Smart Windows / Mobile App.

 

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Set the Preferences - Windows

 

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

 

Note Ignore this section when not relevant – for example, when using Word > Mailings > Envelopes

 

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
  • Be Aware - not all choices are compatible with all others - for example, paper size and paper type must be compatible else the printer dialog will issue an error message (conflict).
  • Click OK to save the setup

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General Example

9025_Printing_Preferences_Media_Types_39025_Printing_Preferences_Media_Types_3

 

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