How to Turn On HP Printer [Detailed Guide]

In this detailed guide, we will show you how to turn on HP printer, how to turn HP printer off, how to turn an HP printer online, how to turn on wifi in HP printer, how to turn on wifi direct on HP printer, and many more “how to turn on…” topics related to HP printers.

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How Do I Turn My HP Printer On? [Solved]

Follow the steps below to learn how to turn on your HP printer:

Step 1: Plug the power cord of your HP printer into the back of your printer.

Step 2: Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.

HP recommends that you connect your HP printer directly into a wall outlet instead of a power strip or a surge protector. Using any of these power sources might affect your printer and lead to some errors. Read this article to learn more about HP printer errors. 

Step 3: Locate your printer’s power button.

Step 4: Press the power button.

Step 5: Wait for a few seconds to allow your HP printer to enter a ready state to work.

If you have been wondering how to turn on an HP envy printer such as HP envy 6000 or HP envy 7640, then you can use the steps above to turn it on.

How to Turn HP Printer Off

Follow the steps below to learn how to turn your HP printer off:

Step 1: Locate the power button on your printer.

The location of the power button varies from HP printer model. If you aren’t sure which of the buttons the power button is, then you should consult your printer’s user manual. If you don’t have the user manual, you can search the internet for an online version.

Step 2: Once you’ve found the power button, press the button to turn off your printer.

If you have been wondering how to turn off HP DeskJet printer or HP Envy printers such as HP Envy 6000, HP Envy 6020, HP Envy 6052, HP Envy 6055, HP Envy 6400, or HP Envy 6455, then you can use the steps above to turn it off.

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How Do I Turn My HP Printer From Offline To Online? [Solved]

If you are wondering how to turn an HP printer online, then we recommend that you read this post carefully. In the post we linked above, we have discussed in detail how to turn an HP printer from offline to online as well as other issues that will cause your HP printer to go offline.

Watch the video below for a visual explanation of how to turn an HP Printer from offline to online.

How to Turn On WiFi in HP Printer

To turn on Wi-Fi on your HP printer and connect to a Wi-Fi network, do the following:

1. Restore HP Printer Network Settings to Default

Restoring the default network settings of your HP printer will prepare it for a local Wi-Fi connection. When you restore the settings to default, your HP printer will enter Wi-Fi setup mode. It will be in this mode for 2 hours to enable other devices to discover the printer.

How to Restore Network Settings to Default on HP Printer

To restore network settings to default on HP printer, follow the instructions below depending on the model of your printer.

Touchscreen HP Printers

To restore default network settings on touchscreen HP printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Got to the menu for “Setup” or “Wireless”.

Step 2: Choose “Settings” or “Network Setup”.

Step 3: Choose “Restore Network Settings”.

Non-touchscreen HP Inkjet Printers

To restore default network settings on non-touchscreen HP Inkjet printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Press down the “Cancel” and “Wireless” buttons at once until you see the printer’s power button flash.

Step 2: While still pressing the buttons, wait until the LED indicator for “Wireless” flashes.

Non-touchscreen HP Laser Printers or Without Control Panel Menu

To restore default network settings on non-touchscreen HP Laser printers or those without a control panel menu, do the steps below:

Step 1: Press down the button for “Wireless” until you see the Power and Attention LED indicators flash. Alternatively, you can press down the “Cancel” and “Wireless” buttons at the same time until you see the Wireless LED indicator flash.

Step 2: Your HP device might restart as a result of step 1. If it does, allow it to restart and then enter a ready state before using it.

Non-touchscreen HP LaserJet Printers

To restore default network settings on non-touchscreen HP LaserJet printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Press down the button for “Wireless” until you see the Attention LED indicator flashing.

Step 2: While pressing the button, wait until the LED indicator for “Wireless” flashes.

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To restore default network settings on the above-listed printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Press down the button for “Wireless” located at your HP printer’s back for about 5 seconds.

Step 2: Press the button until you see the Status LED indicator flashing (The color could be purple or blue depending on your printer model).

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2. Install the HP Smart App

To complete the process of turning on your printer Wi-Fi and connecting to your local Wi-Fi network, you will need to download and then install HP Smart App on your device (phone or computer) depending on what device you are printing from.

Do these to set up your HP printer on a local Wi-Fi network:

i. Place your HP printer and your computer or phone close to your router.

ii. Turn on smartphone or computer’s Wi-Fi, and then connect to the local Wi-Fi network.

If your computer is using an Ethernet cable to connect to the Wi-Fi network, then you need to disconnect the Ethernet cable temporarily and connect via Wi-Fi while setting up the connection.

iii. Turn on your computer or smartphones’ Bluetooth to enable the HP Smart app to detect your HP printer.

iv. After you have installed the app for Android or iOS, ensure that you enable your smartphone’s location service. This will enable the HP Smart app to detect your HP printer using your location.

How to Install the HP Smart App

To install the HP Smart app on a computer or smartphone, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to 123.hp.com to download the app for Apple iOS, Android, and iPadOS. For Windows computers, go to the Microsoft Store and for macOS, go to the App Store.

If you get a prompt to sign in with your Microsoft account to enable the HP Smart app to be used across devices, then you can either click on “No, thanks” or you can simply sign in.

Note: You should ensure that you are not connected to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection when downloading the app.

Step 2: If this is your first time setting up the HP Smart, then you have to create an HP account if you don’t. If you have an account, simply sign in to enable you to access all the functions of your printer.

Step 3: Open the HP Smart app, and then click on the “+” plus sign or “Add Printer”. This will cause the app to look for your HP printer.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.

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How Do I Turn On WiFi Direct On My HP Printer? [Answered]

If you want to learn how to turn on WiFi direct on your HP printer, we recommend that you click this link and read the instructions you find carefully. In that link, you will learn how to turn on WiFi direct in an HP printer when connecting to different devices.

How Do I Turn On AirPrint On My HP Printer? [Solved]

The AirPrint feature allows you to print directly and wirelessly from an Apple device such as a Mac computer, iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad to an HP printer. Therefore, in this section, we will guide you on how to turn on the AirPrint feature on your HP printer.

How to Turn on AirPrint on HP LaserJet Pro Printers

To turn on AirPrint on HP LaserJet Pro printers, follow the instructions below step by step:

1. Check AirPrint Compatibility

The first thing you need to do to turn on AirPrint on your HP printer is to confirm that your devices are compatible with AirPrint.

How to Check AirPrint Compatibility

Do the steps below to check the compatibility of your devices with AirPrint:

Step 1: Check if your HP printer is compatible with AirPrint by checking if your printer is listed in this list. If your HP printer supports mobile printing solutions, then you will find it in that list.

Step 2: Confirm that your Apple device is compatible and supports AirPrint:

  • For Mac computers: You need an operating system of at least Mac OS X 10.7. Newer versions are also compatible. There is no AirPrint support for MAC OS 10.6 or older versions. 
  • For iOS Devices: Your device must be running on iOS 4.2 or any newer version (iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch and iPad third generation).

Step 3: Ensure that your device has applications that support AirPrint:

  • Any application with printing support will support AirPrint on Mac computers.
  • These applications types support AirPrint on iOS devices: Mail, iBooks PDFs, Safari, Photos, and Third-party applications that have built-in printing.
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2. Connect your Apple Device and HP Printer to a Single Wireless Network

To turn on AirPrint, your Apple device and printer needs to be connected to a single wireless network.

Important: AirPrint doesn’t work via USB. Therefore, if your HP printer and Mac computer, time Capsule, or AirPort Base Station is connected via USB, then you should use the printer’s software in the Apple Software Update rather than AirPrint.

How to Connect your Apple Device and HP Printer to the Same Wireless Network

Follow the steps below to connect your Apple device and HP printer to the same wireless network:

Step 1: Turn your HP printer on and confirm that it has entered the ready state.

Step 2: Ensure that your HP printer is actively connected to your wireless network.

Step 3: Ensure that your Apple device (Mac computer, iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad) is connected wirelessly to the network your printer is connected to.

Note: You can connect your laptop via a wireless or wired (Ethernet) network.

3. Download your HP Printer’s Latest Firmware on your Computer

The firmware of certain older HP printers must be updated to ensure AirPrint compatibility. Hence, if you own an HP LaserJet CP1525, CM1415 MFP, or M1536 MFP, then you must upgrade your firmware before you turn on AirPrint.

Note: Upgrading your printer firmware is not necessary except for the printers we listed above. Hence, if you don’t own any of the above-listed printers, then you can move to item 4.

How to Download and Install HP Printer Firmware

To download and install HP printer firmware, do the steps below:

Step 1: Visit this website.

Step 2: From the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on “Software and Drivers”.

Step 3: Click on “Printer”.

Step 4: Type in the name of your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on “Submit”.

This action will cause the page for “Software and Driver Downloads” to open while showing you the available options for your HP printer.

Step 6: Under the section for “Firmware” click on your printer’s firmware filename. This action will allow more information to be displayed.

Note: If you can’t find the firmware listed for your printer, then it means that your HP printer is running the latest version already.

Step 7: Consult the attached ReadMe file. This will enable you to decide what upgrade method is best for your device.

Step 8: Turn off and turn on your printer once the update is complete.

4. Locate and/or Modify the AirPrint Name of your Printer

If multiple but same model printers use one wireless network, then use the AirPrint name of your HP printer to choose the printer from your Apple device.

How to Locate and/or Change the AirPrint Name of your HP Printer   

To locate and/or change the AirPrint name of your HP printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open any web browser on your Apple device.

Step 2: Type in the hostname or IP address of your HP printer in the browser’s address field.

The HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) will open.

Step 3: Click on the tab labeled “Networking”.

Step 4: Click on “Wireless Direct Setup”.

Step 5: In the field for “Name (SSID)”, type in a name that your printer will use with AirPrint.

Step 6: Click on “Apply”.

5. Perform AirPrint Configuration for your Apple Device

The next thing is to perform the AirPrint configuration for your iOS device or Mac computer. We will guide you on how to do this configuration for these devices.

AirPrint Configuration for iOS Device (iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone)

Usually, when a printer is on a network connection (wired or wireless), the Apple device is supposed to discover the printer automatically without any further setup.

Therefore, to print using a Wi-Fi connection, ensure that your iOS device is connected to the internet, and the AirPrint name of your printer is chosen from the list of Wi-Fi networks.

Alternatively, you can print using Wireless Direct in place of Wi-Fi. This is possible if you have already configured Wireless Direct on your HP printer.

How to Perform AirPrint Configuration for iOS Device (iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone)

To perform AirPrint configuration on an iOS device, do the steps below:

Step 1: Ensure that your printer is actively connected to your network, and Wireless Direct should be configured on your printer. When this is done, your HP printer will be able to print directly from a connected device rather than using Wi-Fi.

Note: When you enable this setting, AirPrint will then print to your HP printer directly without Wi-Fi and an internet connection.

i. Go to the control panel of your HP printer.

ii. Open the menu for “Wireless”.

iii. Choose “Wireless Direct”.

iv. Confirm that the Wireless Direct is set “On” (Default).

Step 2: Ensure that your iOS device is active and connected to the internet. You should also ensure that the AirPrint name of your printer is chosen from the list of Wi-Fi networks.

i. Open “Settings” from your iOS device.

ii. Tap “Wi-Fi networks”.

iii. Tap on the name of your printer under the “Choose a Network” section.

Your iOS device (iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad) is now ready to directly print via AirPrint on your HP printer.

AirPrint Configuration for Mac Computer

To perform AirPrint configuration on a Mac computer, your computer must be connected to the internet.

How to Perform AirPrint Configuration for Mac Computer

To perform AirPrint configuration on a Mac computer, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open the menu for “Wireless” from the control panel of your HP printer.

Step 2: Select “Wireless Direct”.

Step 3: Ensure that the setting for Wireless Direct is set to “On” (Default).

Important: With this setting, AirPrint will be able to print to your HP printer directly without an internet or Wi-Fi connection.

Step 2: On your computer, click on the Apple logo (menu).

Step 3: Click on “System Preferences”.

Step 4: Click on “Print & Scan”.

Step 5: At the lower pane on the left, click on the (+) plus sign.

Step 6: Click on your printer name under the “Nearby Printers” section.

Note: Ensure that your HP device kind is either “Bonjour Multifunction” or “Bonjour”.

Step 7: Click on the box for “Use” or “Print Using”.

Step 8: Choose “AirPrint” in case it’s not already selected.

Step 9: Click on “Add”. This action will then add your HP product to the printer queue.

Important: If you are using a compatible printer, it is expected that AirPrint will be selected automatically in Mac OS X 10.8 as well as newer versions. However, for Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), you will have to select the driver for “AirPrint” manually.

How to Turn on AirPrint on HP LaserJet Enterprise, HP PageWide Enterprise, and HP OfficeJet Enterprise Printers

To turn on AirPrint on the above-listed HP printers, follow the instructions below step by step:

Before you start the setup process, you need to confirm AirPrint compatibility with your printer, devices, and applications. To do this, simply read the information we shared earlier in this article under the “How to Check AirPrint Compatibility” subsection.

Once you have gone through the compatibility requirements, do these tasks to turn on AirPrint on your printer.

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1. Check the Firmware of your Printer

Ensure that AirPrint is supported by your current firmware. To do this, simply print out a configuration page using the control panel of your HP Printer. Follow the instructions in this link to learn how to print a configuration page.

  • In the event you find AirPrint being listed underneath “Installed Personalities and Options” on your printer’s configuration page, then it means that your firmware support AirPrint. Therefore move to task 2.
  • If you find that AirPrint isn’t listed underneath “Installed Personalities and Options” on your printer’s configuration page, then you need to update your printer firmware before you continue. To update the printer firmware, follow the instructions we shared in the “How Download and Install HP Printer Firmware” subsection of this article.

2. Connect your Apple Device and HP Printer to a Single Wireless Network

To connect your Apple Device and HP printer to a single wireless network, follow the instructions we shared in the “Connect your Apple Device and HP Printer to a Single Wireless Network” of this article.

3. Find the AirPrint Name of your Printer

If multiple but same model printers use one wireless network, then use the AirPrint name of your HP printer to choose your printer from your Apple device (iOS device or Mac Computer).

To locate the AirPrint name of your HP printer, you should follow the instructions shared below depending on your printer model.

Please note that the steps below might vary depending on your printer’s control panel.

How to Find the AirPrint Name of your HP FutureSmart 3

How to Find the AirPrint Name of your HP FutureSmart 3 Printer with Touchscreen Control Panel

Do the steps below to find the AirPrint name of your HP FutureSmart 3 printer with touchscreen control panel:

Step 1: Turn your HP printer on and confirm that it has entered the ready state.

Step 2: From your printer’s control panel’s home screen, touch the icon for “Network”. Alternatively, you can touch the menu for “How to Connect”.

Step 3: Take note of the name acknowledged as your printer’s AirPrint name.

After that, move to item 4.

How to Find the AirPrint Name of your HP FutureSmart 3 Printer with Keypad Control Panel

Do the steps below to find the AirPrint name of your HP FutureSmart 3 printer with keypad control panel:

Step 1: Press the button for “Menu”.

Step 2: Scroll down using the arrow buttons.

Step 3: Choose “How to Connect”.

Important: If on the list you don’t find “How to Connect”, then it is likely that an administrator might have removed or hidden it. Therefore, if you are not one of the system administrators, you need to ask an admin to set it to display.

Step 4: Choose “Network Address”.

Step 5: Find and take note of the AirPrint name.

After that, move to item 4.

How to Find the AirPrint Name of your HP FutureSmart 4

Do the steps below to find the AirPrint name of your HP FutureSmart 4:

Step 1: Choose the icon for “Information”

Step 2: Choose “Ethernet”.

Step 3: Find and take note of the printer’s AirPrint name that is listed beside “Bonjour Service”.

4. Change the AirPrint Name of your Printer

To modify the AirPrint name of your HP printer, do the steps below:

Step 1: On your computer, open a web browser.

Step 2: Type the hostname or IP address of your printer in the browser address field.

The action above will cause the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) to open.

Note: If a message is displayed telling you that the website isn’t safe, ignore the message and click on the “continue to the website” option. Accessing the EWS webpage won’t cause your computer any harm.

Step 3: Click on the tab labeled “Networking”.

Step 4: Click on “TCP/IP Settings”.

Step 5: Click on “Network Identification”.

Step 6: In the field for “Bonjour Service Name”, enter a new name.

Step 7: Click on “Apply”.

This is the new name that will be displayed in these areas on the control panel of your HP printer:

  • “Network Options” or “How to Connect” in FutureSmart 3
  • “Ethernet” or “Wireless” options in the FutureSmart 4 “Information Page”.

You will use this AirPrint name during AirPrint configuration and when you are printing.

5. Perform AirPrint Configuration for your Apple Device

The next thing is to perform the AirPrint configuration for your iOS device or Mac computer. We will guide you on how to do this configuration for these devices.

AirPrint Configuration for iOS Device (iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone)

Usually, when a printer is on a network connection (wired or wireless), the Apple iOS device is supposed to discover the printer automatically without any further setup.

Therefore, to print using a Wi-Fi connection, ensure that your iOS device is connected to the internet, and the AirPrint name of your HP printer is chosen from the list of Wi-Fi networks.

Alternatively, you can print using Wireless Direct in place of Wi-Fi. This is possible if you have already configured Wireless Direct on your HP printer.

How to Perform AirPrint Configuration for iOS Device (iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone)

To perform AirPrint configuration on an iOS device, do the steps below:

Step 1: Ensure that your HP printer is actively connected to your local network.

Step 2: Ensure that your iOS device is actively connected to the internet. Also, ensure that the AirPrint name of your printer is chosen from the list of Wi-Fi networks.

i. Open “Settings” on your iOS device.

ii. Tap “Wi-Fi networks”.

iii. Tap the field underneath “Choose a Network”.

iv. In the menu for “Choose a Network”, tap your printer name.

Your iOS device (iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad) is now ready to print via AirPrint on your HP printer.

AirPrint Configuration for Mac Computer

To perform AirPrint configuration on a Mac computer, your computer must be connected to the internet.

How to Perform AirPrint Configuration for Mac Computer

To perform AirPrint configuration on a Mac computer, do the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the Apple logo (menu).

Step 2: Click on “System Preferences”.

Step 3: Click on “Print & Scan”.

Step 4: Click on the “+” plus sign.

Step 5: Click on your printer name underneath “Nearby Printers”.

Note: Ensure that your HP product kind is either “Bonjour Multifunction” or “Bonjour”.

Step 6: Click on the box for “Use” or “Print Using”.

Step 7: Choose “AirPrint” in case it’s not selected already.

Step 8: Click on “Add”. This action will then add your HP product to the printer queue.

Important: If you are using a compatible printer, it is expected that AirPrint will be selected automatically in Mac OS X 10.8 as well as newer versions. However, for Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), you will have to select the driver for “AirPrint” manually.

How to Turn Off Grayscale on HP Printer

To turn off grayscale on your HP printer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the printing software application on your computer.

Step 2: Click on “Print”.

Step 3: Choose your HP product from the printer list.

Step 4: Click on the selection that will open the dialog box for printer properties.

Note that this button option might vary from one application to the other. However, look for options such as “Options”, “Properties”, “Printer Properties”, “Preferences”, “Printer Setup”, or “Printer”.

 Step 5: Once the printer properties window is open, click on the tab for “Features” or “Paper/Quality”.

Step 6: Click on “Advanced”.

In the “Advanced” window, you will find the option where you can modify the settings of your printer to print in color instead of grayscale.

How Do I Turn On The Wireless Radio On HP Printer? [Solved]

How to turn on the wireless radio on an HP printer is not a big deal. For most HP printers, all you need to do is simply press the printer’s wireless button located on the control panel. The Wireless LED indicator will blink as a sign that the wireless radio is now on. Once this is done, your HP printer will connect to any available wireless network.

If the process above doesn’t work, try using the HP Smart app to turn on the wireless radio on your HP printer.

How to Turn On HP Printer Wireless Radio via HP Smart App

To turn on the HP printer’s wireless radio via the HP Smart app, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Ensure that your PC is actively connected to a wireless network.

Step 2: Download and then install the HP Smart app on your PC from Microsoft Store.

Step 3: Turn your HP printer on.

Step 4: Press down the “Cancel” and “Wireless” buttons until you see the “Power” and “Wireless” LED indicators begin to flash.

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How to Turn On Quiet Mode on HP Printer

To turn on quiet mode on HP printer, do the steps below depending on the instructions that apply to your printer model.

The steps below will work for the following HP printer models:

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Step 1: On your printer’s control panel, swipe left on the display.

Step 2: Touch “Setup”.

Step 3: Touch “Preferences”.

Step 4: Tap the box beside “Quiet mode” to turn on quiet mode on your printer.

Step 5: Touch “OK”.

Note: Ensure that you print with plain paper and that your choice for print quality is set to “Normal” whenever you are printing in quiet mode.

The steps below will work for the following HP Pro printers & MFP models:

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M427, Pro MFP M426, Pro 400 MFP M425, Pro M403, Pro M402, and Pro 400 Printer M401

Step 1: Update your printer firmware to allow the quiet mode setting to be displayed on the control panel.

If you are using the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M427, Pro MFP M426, Pro M403, and Pro M402, then you need to update the printer firmware to the version “20150916”.  This will enable the quiet mode setting to be displayed on the control panel.

To update the firmware, follow the instructions we shared in the “How Download and Install HP Printer Firmware” subsection of this article.

Note that you don’t have to update printer firmware if you are using HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425 and HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer 401. The setting for quiet mode is already available on the control panel of these LaserJet printers.

Step 2: Enable the quiet mode setting via the control panel.

Do the instructions below depending on the type of control panel your printer has to enable the quiet mode setting. Do note that the default quiet mode setting is “Off”.

Touchscreen Control Panel

i. Scroll down the control panel screen using the scroll bar.

ii. Touch the icon for “Setup”.

iii. On the menu for “Setup”, tap “System Setup”.

iv. Scroll down and then tap “Quiet Print Mode”.

v. In the setting for “Quiet Print”, tap “On”.

This action will turn on quiet mode on your HP LaserJet printer.

2-Line Control Panel

i. Press the “OK” button on the control panel.

If your HP printer is sleeping, press the “OK” button twice.

ii. Choose “System Setup” using the printer’s arrow keys.

iii. Press the “OK” button.

iv. In the menu for “System Setup”, choose “Quiet Print Mode” using the printer’s arrow keys.

v. Press the “OK” button.

vi. In the menu for “Quiet Print Mode”, select “On” using the printer’s arrow keys.

vii. Press the “OK” button.

This action will turn on quiet mode on your HP LaserJet Printer.

The steps below will work for HP P2050 Series Printers:

Step 1: Press the “OK” button on the control panel.

Step 2: Select “System Setup” using the down & up arrow switch.

Step 3: Press the “OK” button.

Step 4: Select “Quiet Mode” using the down & up arrow switch.

Step 5: Press the “OK” button.

Step 6: Select “On” using the down & up arrow switch.

Step 7: Press the “OK” button.

The steps below will work for HP P2030 Series Printers:

Step 1: Open your HP printer’s properties window.

Step 2: Navigate to the tab “Device Settings”.

Step 3: Under “Quiet Mode”, click on “Enable”.

How to Turn On Single Cartridge Mode HP Printer

To turn on single cartridge mode on an HP printer, you need to take the tri-color ink cartridge out of your HP printer. Once you do this, the single-cartridge mode will be initiated automatically.

When your HP printer is operating in the single-cartridge mode, then the printer will display a message on the screen to show that it is working with just one cartridge.

To exit the single-cartridge mode, simply reinstall the tri-color ink cartridge into your HP printer.

How to Turn Off HP Printer Automatic Updates

Use any of the methods below to learn how to turn off HP printer updates:

How to Turn Off HP Updates via Printer’s Control Panel – Method 1

To turn off HP updates via your HP printer’s control panel, do the steps below:

Option 1

Step 1: Touch the bar located at the upper screen of your control panel.

Step 2: Touch “Setup”.

Step 3: Scroll down the page until you find “Printer Maintenance”.

Step 4: Touch “Printer Maintenance”.

Step 5: Touch “Update the Printer”.

Step 6: Select “Printer Update options”.

Step 7: Select “Do Not Check”.

Step 8: When you are asked to turn on the printer updates, touch “NO”.

Option 2

Step 1: From the control panel menu, choose “Config”.

Step 2: Scroll down the page until you get to “Extra”.

Step 3: Press the “OK” button.

Step 4: Scroll down the page until you find “Update the printer”.

Step 5: Press the “OK” button.

Step 6: Choose “Update automatically”.

Step 7: Press the “OK” button.

Step 8: Scroll down the page to “Off”.

Step 9: Press the “OK” button.

Step 10: When you are asked to enable printer updates, press “NO”.

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How to Turn Off HP Updates via Windows Computer – Method 2

To turn off HP updates via your Windows computer, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open the HP Update.

For Windows 10

i. Click on “Start”.

ii. Click on “All Apps”.

iii. Click on “HP”.

iv. Click on “HP Update”.

For Windows 8

i. Press the “Windows” + “Q” keys on the keyboard.

ii. In the Windows search bar, type in “HP Update”.

iii. Click “HP Update” from the list of search results.

For Windows 7

i. Click on “Start”.

ii. Click on “All programs”.

iii. Click on “HP”.

iv. Click on “HP Update”.

For Windows XP

i. Click on “Start”.

ii. Click on “All Programs”.

iii. Click the map “HP”.

iv. Click on “HP Software Update”.

Step 2: Click “Settings”.

This action will cause a pop-up for “HP Update Settings” to appear.

Step 3: Click on “Never”.

Step 4: Click “OK”.

Step 5: Click the red cross at the top-right corner of the screen to close the program.

How to Turn Off HP Updates via HP Smart App – Method 3

To turn off HP updates via the HP Smart app, do the steps below:

Step 1: From the app’s home screen, click on “printer image”.

Step 2: Click on “Advanced Settings”.

Step 3: Click on “Tools”.

Step 4: Click on “Printer Updates”.

Step 5: Click on “Firmware Updates”.

Step 6: Choose “Do not check for updates”.

Step 7: Click on “Apply”.

Step 8: A popup with the question “Do you want to turn on printer updates?” will appear. Click on “NO” when you see this question.

Can You Turn an HP Printer Into A Sublimation Printer? [Answered]

You can turn an HP printer into a sublimation printer depending on the model and type of your HP printer.

First of all, you need a new printer that hasn’t been used and is in pristine condition. This is necessary to prevent the sublimation ink from mixing with regular ink.

Also, your printer must have an ink tank instead of regular ink cartridges. One of the reasons for this is that it is next to impossible to get sublimation ink cartridges that will fit your HP printer. Therefore, you should use an ink tank printer that allows you to simply pour the sublimation ink into the tank without much fuss.

Furthermore, your printer must operate on pressure (piezo) technology instead of thermal technology. This is important due to the build of the sublimation paper that will be used for the process.

Once your HP printer meets the criteria we just mentioned above, then you can turn it into a sublimation printer.

Now that you know this especially if you own a printer that meets the above criteria, you must be dying to know how to turn your HP printer into a sublimation printer. We recommend that you continue reading to learn how.

How to Turn HP Printer into Sublimation

To turn your HP printer into a sublimation printer, do the following:

1. Get a Brand New HP Printer

As we said earlier, you need a new printer to ensure that the regular ink doesn’t mix up with the sublimation ink that you will add to the tank. When such a mixture occurs, the ink’s vigilance will be lost thereby causing it to be unable to stick to the material.

2. Pour the Sublimation Ink into your Printer’s Ink Tanks

Once you’ve got the printer, you need sublimation ink since regular ink can’t be used for the process. At this point, you will have to pour the ink into the ink tanks.

3. Download the Image You Want To Use

At this point, you should download the image you intend to sublimate if you don’t already have it on your computer. Once you’ve got it, you will need to open it via any sublimation software such as the Silhouette Studio app, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, GIMP, or Pixlr.

In the app, you can then edit the proportions and size of the image. Hence, you can either increase or reduce the size. You can even change the picture orientation as you desire.

4. Print

After making the adjustments, it is time to print the image. In this case, you won’t be using the regular A4 paper; instead, you should get a sublimation paper. In most cases, you can use paper with letter size for the process.

Once you get the paper, you then have to print the image. The process involved in doing this varies depending on the sublimation software you used. However, ensure that from the list of printer options that you choose “sublimation printer”. After doing that, you can then click on the button to print the image.

5. Examine the Printed Picture

Immediately the printing is complete, examine the printed image for gaps or lines. If you find any, then you need to print another image until you print one without lines or gaps. If you find that the coloration of the image is too light, you shouldn’t worry about it because sublimation ink will display better when you apply the paper to the fabric through heat pressure.

6. Iron Press the Fabric

The next thing you should do is to iron press the fabric you will use. The lines and creases on the fabric must be ironed out to ensure that the image is not distorted on the fabric.

7. Perform Heat Press

After the step above, it is time to perform a heat press on the printed image on the fabric. Do this by placing butter paper under the fabric at the area where the image will be sublimated. This is necessary to prevent the dyes from sticking to the shirt’s other side.

Now, flip the page backward; then have it taped to the fabric. Get a second butter paper; place it on the printed page and have it taped as well. Get a hot iron to iron the image. As you continue doing this, the heat of the iron will cause the sublimation ink to melt from the paper onto the fabric.

8. Exercise Patience

The success of the entire process depends on your patience at this stage. Why is this so? You will need to iron the entire paper and fabric for 60 minutes; yes, you’ll be ironing for a whole hour. After that, you will have to wait for an additional 60 minutes before pressing the iron on the picture for 60 seconds.

After this period, remove the iron from the image and let the entire fabric and image cool down. This will enable the colors to settle before the image is peeled off. Once it gets cold, peel off the image and enjoy the design on your fabric.