This article will provide you with solutions to the HP printer not printing gridlines problem.
HP Printer Not Printing Gridlines [Solutions]
The HP printer not printing gridlines problem occurs when one tries to print a Microsoft Excel (2010 or 2013) spreadsheet that has gridlines. Therefore, to fix this problem, do the solutions below in the given order.
Note: The solutions in this article apply to the following HP printers:
HP ENVY 4500, HP ENVY 5530, HP Envy 5640, HP Officejet 2620, HP Officejet 4630, HP Deskjet 1010, HP Deskjet 1510, HP Deskjet 2540, HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2645, HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3540, HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1015, HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 1510, HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2540, HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4510, and HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4640.
1. Use another Border Style
You might have to use another border style apart from the default border style to fix the problem.
How to Change MS Excel Border Style
To change the border style of MS Excel, do these steps:
Step 1: Highlight the spreadsheet area you intend to print.
Step 2: Click on the tab labeled “Home”.
Step 3: Click on the “Borders Button” from the group “Font”. This action will cause the window for “Format Cells” to be displayed.
Step 4: Click on any style that is not the default.
Step 5: Click on “OK”.
After you have changed the border style, check if the HP printer not printing gridlines problem is resolved.
If you still can’t print gridlines, do the next solution.
Read this article: HP Printer Not Printing [Issues & Solutions] to learn more about HP printer not printing issues and how to fix them.
2. Modify MS Excel Printing Mode
To ensure that the gridlines print as they should, you need to print using the best printing quality mode.
How to Modify MS Excel Printing Mode
To modify MS Excel printing mode, do these steps:
Step 1: Open MS Excel.
Step 2: Click on “File”.
Step 3: Click on “Printer Properties”.
Step 4: Click on the tab labeled “Paper/Quality”.
Step 5: For Excel 2010, click on “Quality” and for Excel 2013, click on “Best”.
Now confirm if modifying the printing mode has fixed the HP printer not printing gridlines problem.
If it didn’t, move to the solution below.
3. Change your HP Printer Driver
In most cases, using another printer driver is the last resort to fix the HP printer not printing gridlines problem. In such a case, you have to change your HP printer driver to another one.
How to Change your HP Printer Driver
To change your HP printer driver to fix the HP printer not printing gridlines problem, do these steps:
Step 1: If your HP printer driver isn’t installed on your computer, install it using the installation CD or you can download it from the HP official website and then install it on your computer.
After you have successfully installed the driver, move to step 2.
Step 2: Find and open “Devices and Printers” on your computer.
For Windows 7
i. Click on the Windows “Start” button.
ii. Click on “Devices and Printers”.
For Windows 8
i. Right-click on the Windows “Start” button.
ii. Click on “Control Panel”.
iii. Click on “Devices and Printers”.
Step 3: Right-click on your HP printer icon.
Step 4: Click on “Printer Properties”.
Step 5: Copy or write down your HP printer name as seen in the text box at the top under the tab labeled “General”. This name will be used later as we continue.
Step 6: Click on the tab labeled “Advanced”.
Step 7: Click on “New Driver”.
Step 8: When the window for “Add Printer Driver Wizard” opens, click on “Next”.
Step 9: Click on “Windows Update”. This action will then update the available driver’s list. You have to wait for some minutes as the update is done.
Step 10: Click on “Hewlett-Packard” under the list for “Manufacturer”.
Step 11: Click on “HP Deskjet 3520 series” under the list for “Printer”.
Step 12: Click on “Next”.
Step 13: Click on “Finish”.
Note: Ensure that you select the printer driver for the HP Deskjet 3520 series, irrespective of whether your HP printer driver is listed or not. This driver will work well with your printer.
Step 14: Confirm that the driver is now “HP Deskjet 3520 series”.
Step 15: Click on “OK”.
Step 16: Right-click on the “HP Deskjet 3520 series”.
Step 17: Click on “Printer Properties”.
Step 18: Click on the tab labeled “General”.
Step 19: Change the printer name back to that of your HP printer which you copied or wrote down earlier.
Step 20: Click on “OK”.
If changing your HP printer driver fails to resolve the HP printer not printing gridlines problem, then you should do the final solution below.
4. Contact HP Customer Support
If you couldn’t fix the HP printer not printing gridlines problem using any of the solutions we have shared so far, then you need to contact HP customer support. They should be able to provide repair services as the problem could be hardware-related.