HP Printer Not Printing Margins Correctly [How to Fix]

To fix your HP printer not printing margins correctly problem, do the solutions provided in this article.

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HP Printer Not Printing Margins Correctly [Solutions]

Do the following solutions to fix the HP printer not printing margins correctly problem. Note that you should only move to the next solution if the previous failed to resolve the problem.

1. Set the Margins in the Program you are printing from

The margins in the program you are printing from might be set incorrectly. When that happens, your HP printer will in turn print the document with the wrong margins since it was set that way. Therefore, you need to check the margins in the program to ensure that it is set correctly.

To check the margins, simply preview the print job. If you discover that the margins exceed the printable area, exit the print preview and correct the margins to fit the printable area.

You can preview the print job again. If you are satisfied with the margins settings, go ahead and print the document.

If the margins print correctly, then the HP printer not printing margins correctly issue has been resolved.

If the margins didn’t print correctly, move to the solution below.  

Read this article: HP Printer Not Printing [Issues & Solutions] to learn how to fix other HP printer not printing issues.

2. Change the Page Size Setting

The page size setting might be causing your printer not to print margins correctly when the set page size isn’t the same size as the paper you loaded into your printer. Therefore, the solution to this HP printer not printing margins correctly problem is to change the page size setting.

How to Change the Page Size Setting

To change the page size setting, do the steps below:

Step 1: On your Windows computer, navigate to “Control Panel”.

Step 2: Click on “Printer”.

Step 3: Right-click on your HP printer from the printer list.

Step 4: Click on “Printer Properties”. 

Step 5: Select “A4” instead of letter if you are printing on an A4 paper.

Step 6: Try to print another document.

If the margins are now printing correctly, then it means the issue has been resolved.

If the margins are still not printing correctly, move to the next solution. 

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3. Load the Paper Correctly

Another reason why your HP printer is not printing margins correctly is that you didn’t load the paper correctly in your printer’s paper input tray. Therefore, you need to take out the paper stack from the tray and then reload it.

When reloading the paper, ensure that the paper guides in the tray are resting at the paper stack edges. You can also follow the instructions we shared here: Why Is My HP Printer Not Printing Clearly – How to Replace HP Printer Printhead Assembly under the “Load your Printer with Plain Paper – Step 5” subsection if you don’t know how to load paper into your HP printer.

After reloading the paper into your printer, try to print the document again.

If it prints the margins correctly, then the HP printer not printing margins correctly issue has been resolved.

If the margins are still printed incorrectly, move to the solution that follows.

4. Update your HP Printer Driver

To update your HP printer driver, follow the instructions here: HP Printer Printing Blank Pages – How to Update HP Printer Driver under the “How to Update HP Printer Driver” section.

Try to print the document after your printer has completed the update process.

If your HP printer prints the margins correctly, then the update of your driver has fixed the problem.

However, if the margins aren’t correctly printed, you need to contact HP Support for further assistance.

5. Use another Print Driver

This solution applies to HP printers that no longer get driver updates. In such a case, you should look for a printer driver that is compatible with your HP printer that has been updated recently.

Once you find a driver, download and install it on your computer, and then try to print a document.

If the margins are still incorrect, contact HP Support for further assistance.