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How to Print Two-Sided Documents Using HP DeskJet D2500 Series Printer

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

HP DeskJet D2500 printer series models are among the most user friendly devices for home and small office users. The printer driver is compatible with devices like HP PSC 2200 Series, HP LaserJet 1150, DeskJet F300 Series, and HP DeskJet F4200 series, to name a few. Although HP DeskJet D2500 is designed for who people who only print small documents occasionally, it is practically affordable and highly reliable for printing quality photos. Whether you own the HP Deskjet D2530 or the HP Deskjet D2545, these printers can do an excellent job in achieving legible, crisp text documents and photos with or without borders.

For some people, printing a two-sided document takes too much effort. It does save on paper; however, it can also waste your time and several print media if you’re not sure how to do it correctly. To begin printing two sided text or photo document, simply follow the steps below:

1.     Turn on your DeskJet D2500 printer and load sufficient paper on the tray. The paper tray can accommodate up to 80 sheets in different sizes including Letter, Legal, A4, A5, A6 and so forth.

2.     Select the text document or photo you want to print from the File tab. Then go to the Print command and open the Printer Properties dialog box.

3.     Go to the Printing Shortcuts tab and single-left click your mouse to open the drop down list.

4.     Click the Two-Sided (Duplex) Printing option from the drop down menu.

5.     Move your cursor to the Manually Option and click the Manually Dialog box. Tick on any specific print options in this dialog box and then click the “Okay” tab to begin printing.

6.     Your HP Deskjet D2500 printer will print the odd numbered pages of your document first. When done, remove the printed pages from the printer, and reload the printed pages with the printed side up.

7.     Click the Continue button to print the even numbered pages.

While you are free to use any plain paper you desire, the quality of the print outcomes may be greatly influenced by the type of paper you choose. HP printer paper is specifically designed to produce professionally-quality printing, page after page. Your options for HP printer paper range from photo paper, to color LaserJet specialty paper, to brochure paper, to presentation paper, to everyday paper and more.

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How To Work With AirPrint on Windows? Tips and Tricks

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The emergence of wireless technology has become a fad. This has been the case because besides the fact that it’s convenient, it’s also exciting. Who wouldn’t be thrilled when you can surf the net anywhere in the world and now, you can print your files without even connecting your computer to the printer with the use of nettlesome cables, or installing and configuring printer drivers on your computer repeatedly.

If we are enjoying the power of wireless web surfing, today, there’s so much reason to be happy, as wireless printing has come to life. And when we talk about wireless printing, today, it only means one thing: the AirPrint. AirPrint is a service that allows you to print documents, emails, web contents and photos wirelessly over a Wi-Fi connection. You can do it by sending your files directly to printers—given you’re on the same Wi-Fi connection—to do their print job. Although AirPrint works only with Apple iOS device and with a few HP printers, today, the rant among Windows users has been silenced. Now, Windows (Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP) users can also enjoy it.

But how does this work on Windows? Here are tips you might find helpful in enabling AirPrint service on Windows.

Before you can set it up on Windows, a few requirements must be made first. iTunes 10.1, which can be directly downloaded from Apple must be installed on your computer. Network printer sharing must be enabled on your computer. And make sure that you have all the administrative privileges to enable/disable services on your computer. And remember that Airprint wireless printing is only possible if you’re within the same Wi-Fi connection—that is your device and the printer used.

When all of the requirements are done, you may now install the AirPrint extension on your PC. There are a few different installers you can find in the web today. There’s a simple AirPrint.zip from Javox. There’s Elpamsoft AirPrint Installer, and others. Once an AirPrint installer is downloaded and file is extracted, run the .exe file. And installation is ready to go. In case a Firewall is run on your computer, set AirPrint for Windows to Allow access. Once setup is done, try printing a document (considering both devices are under the same Wi-Fi connection).

Although the process of setting up AirPrint on your PC differs depending on your installer, setting it up is not a problem as most installers come with simple instructions. And while it used to be very difficult to find in the net tips on how to work such service on Windows, now, you can just type AirPrint on Windows on your browser and you’ve got all the control over wireless printing.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

Most Common Canon Printer Problems and How to Fix Them

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Printers are essential to any space, from school, homes, offices and most especially to enterprise level companies and high grade printing facilities. Canon is one brand people trust because of its efficiency and of course great variety of products for various types of printing needs. Sometimes your life hangs on an efficient printer for projects, corporate information, releases and high grade image printing. Having Canon printer problems would be a nightmare and so what do we do to fix the most common problems that we usually encounter?

  • The first thing you have to do when you have a new printer is to make sure that the printer driver matches the Canon printer itself. Otherwise, there will be a lot of errors that you will encounter and so you might want to purge the documents first and reset your printer until all the unnecessary conditions are removed. This is essential to have a smooth printing process with your Canon printers.
  • Printer paper issues- what you can do is to restart your computer, then restart your printer and start making a test page to know if the printer is well calibrated for your purposes. If you have a paper jam, Canon printers would usually have a button designated to release a jammed paper but if it does not work, open your device and guide the printer and the paper gently. Do not tug too much as it may damage the device.

Look at your guide for proper paper feeding. Canon printers have marks and designated alignments to know the right position of your paper for the size of the paper. You can fed the paper on the tray but sometimes, there are printers like the Dot matrix that can be fed like a typewriter style and so you have to know the settings that you need in order to minimize printer jamming.

  • Always make sure that the printer ink is always at good levels because when you print with printer inks that are clogged and almost empty, the quality of printing especially for photos and colored projects are going to suffer. Check your Canon printer ink levels every now and then. Use only high quality Canon ink for better printer performance.
  • Cleaning your Canon print head is essential to prevent your document from having the unnecessary smears and dirt that could ruin your project or important document.
  • Another Canon printer problem is when the printer is not responding, if that is the case, check if your connections are placed well and verify if your cables are on the right spots. Sometimes it may be the printer itself that has a problem.

Canon Printer problems can be avoided by following the right printing procedures, making sure that the printer ink levels are right, the printer facility is clean and at the right temperature, and your paper is positioned well. Also check your connections and drivers to ensure that you save on precious paper and ink as well as minimize hassles and Canon printer  problems.

4 Steps in Adding and Removing a Printer Using the MS Windows OS

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Adding a printer means connecting the device to the computer. When you don’t need it, then you have to remove it. Do you want to know how these processes can be done using MS Windows OS? Here are four important steps to consider.

1. Add the device model to your operating systems. This can be done by simply going to the “start” button of the operating systems’ page. From there, you will need to choose the “Control Panel” then go to “Hardware” to locate the options for printers. Then, you can add the device to the OS.

2. Click the printer wizard. This opens once you have clicked on the “Add Printer” button. The device attached to your computer will then be added to your list of printers. Then choose options for local printers.

3. Choose the printer port. It is important to choose only the existing and recommended port. This will then lead you to the “install the printer driver” page. This page lists various manufacturers and models for printers. You can select from any of these options.

4. In cases when you want to remove the device, you simply have to go back again to the control panel and locate the hardware options. Once you’ve reached the printer icon, right click over it and click on the word “Delete”.

    These steps are common to most MS Windows OS. Some steps may vary depending on the OS version but just the same, you can easily fulfill these tasks. As we all know, this operating system is easy to manage.

    Dell 3130cn Printer Review

    Thursday, March 11th, 2010

    The Dell 3130cn color laser printer is one printer that works intelligently and quickly. The 3130cn is perfect for the printing needs of small to medium-sized businesses and home offices. This printer rates a score of 4.5 out of 5.

    Quick Summary

    The Dell 3130cn was designed for both long-term value and high-quality laser performance. You can create professional-looking documents at a speed of up to 31 pages per minute in black, and up to 26 pages per minute in color. This robust printer can print up to 70,000 pages in a month.

    The Best of Dell 3130cn

    The Dell 3130cn is one printer that understands convenience. You can print either high-quality text in black or vibrant images in color. When a color printer cartridge runs out, it will continue printing the document in black.

    Dell’s ColorTrack 2.1 feature on this laser printer enables you to create up to 50 user or department accounts, and allows you to monitor the print jobs per account. You can choose to enable, disable, or set limits for black and white or color printing.

    The Dell 3130cn also comes equipped with the Dell Toner Management System. This system monitors your toner levels and is set to automatically notify you once the toner levels are getting low. This laser printer can also be set to reorder toner online.

    The Disadvantages of Dell 3130cn

    One common complaint on the Dell 3130cn is its size. With dimensions of 15.8 x 19.8 x 18.5 inches and weighting 24.3 kg, this printer is bigger and heavier than most. You definitely need a sturdy desk or platform for this printer.

    Surprisingly, the 3130cn does not come with a duplexer. You can opt to purchase one separately, for a rather hefty price of $199.

    Printer Cartridges Used in Dell 3130cn

    Dell 330-1194 Cyan Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 3000

    Dell 330-1195 Magenta Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 3000

    Dell 330-1196 Yellow Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 3000

    Dell 330-1197 Black Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 4000

    Dell 330-1198 High Yield Black Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 9000

    Dell 330-1199 High Yield Cyan Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 9000

    Dell 330-1200 High Yield Magenta Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 9000

    Dell 330-1204 High Yield Yellow Toner Cartridge

    Yield: 9000

    Dell 3130cn Troubleshooting & Support Information

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