HP Printer Error Paper Mismatch [How to Fix]

In this article, we will provide you with 3 solutions to the HP printer error paper mismatch.

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The “HP printer error paper mismatch” occurs when the paper or envelope that is in the print tray or feeder isn’t the same as that in the printer settings. This error acts as a safeguard to ensure that your HP printer doesn’t waste toner or ink.

Check out this article: HP Printer Errors and Solutions [Detailed] if you are interested in knowing more about other HP printer errors.

Solutions to the HP Printer Error Paper Mismatch

You can fix the HP printer error wrong paper size with any of the following solutions:

1. Change the Size Settings of the Paper

How to Change the Size Settings of the Paper

To change the size settings of the paper, do the steps below:

Step 1: From the program where you intend printing from, click on “File”.

Step 2: Click on “Print”.

Step 3: Ensure that your HP printer is indicated in either the name or the drop-down list of printers.

Step 4: Click on “Properties”, “Preferences”, or “Printer Properties” depending on which program you are using.

Step 5: Click on the tab labeled “Paper/Quality”.

Step 6: Click on “Advanced” if required.

Step 7: Click on “Paper Size”.

Step 8: Choose the correct paper size depending on the size as well as the type of the one in the print tray.

If you can’t find a size that matches the paper in the tray, choose a size that is almost the size of the loaded paper.

Step 9: Click “OK”.

Then try printing.

If this doesn’t resolve the error, try the solution below.

2. Check the Settings of the Paper Source

How to Check the Settings of the Paper Source

To check the settings of the paper source, do the steps below:

Step 1: Remove all the loaded paper in the print tray.

Step 2: Load the paper again into the tray.

Step 3: Ensure that the width guides are adjusted to rest next to the side of the stack.

Step 4: From the program where you intend printing from, click on “File”.

Step 5: Click on “Print”.

Step 6: Ensure that your HP printer is indicated in either the name or the drop-down list of printers.

Step 7: Click on “Properties”, “Preferences”, or “Printer Properties” depending on which program you are using.

Step 8: Click on the tab labeled “Paper/Quality”.

Step 9: Click on “Paper Source”.

Step 10: Select the right tray.

Step 11: Click on “OK”.

Then try printing.

If this doesn’t resolve the error, try the solution below.

3. Reset your HP Printer

Follow the instructions we shared under the “Reset your HP printer” subsection of this link: HP Printer Errors and Solutions – HP Printer Error Do Not Use Setup Cartridges.

The above solutions will work for HP printer error unexpected paper size.

HP Printer Error Paper Mismatch FAQs

How do I Change the Paper Type on my HP Printer?

To change the paper type on your HP printer, right-click on your printer’s icon, and then choose “Printing Preferences”. After that, choose the paper type you want and then click on “OK”.

What Does It Mean When The Printer Says Unexpected Paper Size?

When a printer says unexpected paper size, it means that the loaded media size is different from what is expected by the printer. It could also mean that two paper sheets are fixed together.