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What is the colored smart sheet the instructions say to put in the photo tray?

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Hi @JordanTheTech,


I'd like to help!


The sheet is used to align the printer.


The sheet goes with every pack of the paper you purchase.




Load HP Sprocket Photo Paper


Load 5.0 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 in) HP ZINK Sprocket Photo Paper into the input tray.

  1. Remove the paper cover by pulling it straight up, and then set it aside.

    Opening the paper cover

  2. Load up to 10 sheets of photo paper with the blue Print Quality Card (formerly Smartsheet). Make sure the blue card is on the bottom of the stack with the barcode facing down, and the photo paper is loaded with the HP logos facing down.


    Keep the blue card until you are done with all 10 sheets, and then discard it.

    Loading the photo paper and blue card

  3. Replace the paper cover.

    The printer automatically calibrates with the blue card.

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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