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How to Print on Index Cards

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Introduction

The following document will help you make sure that your HP DeskJet 690C series printer is ready to print on index cards or postcards.
NOTE: Make sure the size and weight of the index cards or postcards being used conforms to the printer's media specifications .

Instructions

Set up the printer

  1. Remove any paper from the lower (IN) tray.
  2. Remove the upper (OUT) tray.
  3. Raise the card guide.
  4. Remove up to 30 cards from their packaging. Tap the short edge of the stack on a flat surface to even the stack.
  5. Insert the cards into the IN tray.
  6. Align the right edge of the stack with the card guide.
  7. Slide the paper width adjuster to the right until it aligns with the left edge of the card stack.
  8. Press the inside of the paper length adjuster handle to release and lower it.
  9. Push the paper length adjuster in toward the card stack until it stops, resting gently against the end of the card stack.
  10. Replace the OUT tray. If you encounter difficulty replacing the OUT tray, lift the top cover, wait a few moments for the print cartridge cradle to move to its center position, replace the OUT tray, then lower the top cover.

Set up the printer properties

  1. Select Start on the taskbar. Choose Settings, then Printers. Right-click the HP DeskJet 690C Series printer icon. Select Properties from the pop-up menu.
  2. Select the Paper or Setup tab, depending on the version of the printer driver software.
  3. In the Paper Options section, select the card size from the Paper Size drop-down box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Print the card by selecting File and Print from within the program that was used to create the card document.

After printing the cards

  1. Select Start on the taskbar. Choose Settings, then Printers. Right-click the HP DeskJet 690C Series printer icon. Select Properties from the pop-up menu.
  2. Select the Paper or Setup tab, depending on the version of the printer driver software.
  3. In the Paper Options section, select the desired paper size for your next project from the Paper Size drop-down box.
  4. Click OK.

Media specifications

HP DeskJet 690C series printers work well with most types of paper, although variables in paper composition may affect print quality and paper handling. The following media specifications apply only to index cards or postcards when used in the HP DeskJet 690C series printers.

Media load direction

Load paper in the IN tray with the print side down, and the top of the paper toward the front of the tray.

Card sizes supported

  • 4 x 6 inches
  • 5 x 8 inches
  • European A6 (105 x 148.5 mm)
  • Japanese Hagaki (100 x 148 mm)

Paper capacity

IN tray
  • Card Stock up to 30 cards

Weight supported

  • Card 110 lb. index (card stock weight; 8.5 pt maximum thickness)

Type of paper supported

  • Plain paper