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Getting Started with ePrint

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This document is for the HP Officejet Pro 251dw, 276dw, and 8600 printers, and for the HP Officejet 6600 and 6700 printers.
Now you can stay connected and productive on the go with ePrint. ePrint lets you print directly to your ePrint-enabled HP printer using a phone, tablet, or other mobile device.
This document contains everything you need to get started with ePrint and begin using this free service.
HP ePrint is a free service that allows you to print documents and photos from any mobile or network-connected device (such as a phone, laptop, tablet, or other mobile device) to your HP ePrint-enabled printer. Each HP ePrint-enabled printer has its own unique email address. After you enable HP ePrint on your HP ePrint-enabled printer, you can print from your mobile or network-connected device by sending an email to your HP printer's email address. With HP ePrint, you can print from anywhere, at any time. If you can send an email, you can use HP ePrint.
Important : To use ePrint, your HP product must be connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network with an active Internet connection . You do not need to install any applications or drivers on your mobile device.
Follow these steps in the order presented to set up ePrint.

Step one: Install the printer on a network

NOTE:If your printer is already set up on a network, skip to the next step.
In order to take advantage of all the features the ePrint service has to offer, your ePrint-enabled printer must be directly connected to a network with an active Web connection. If you have not installed your printer on a network, select your printer from the following list to review complete network installation instructions.

Step two: Update the printer firmware

NOTE:If you have recently updated the firmware, skip to the next step.
  1. If prompted, enter your printer model number, click Next , and then click Drivers .
  2. On the Drivers & Downloads page, select your operating system, and then click Next .
  3. Scroll down the page, and then click Firmware .
  4. Click Download next to the firmware update, and then follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the firmware.

Step three: Enable Web Services and set up automatic printer updates

Follow these steps to enable Web Services, and then set up automatic printer updates to make sure that your printer has the most up-to-date functionality.
Important : Web Services must be enabled on your printer in order to use the ePrint service. If Web Services is disabled, ePrint does not work.
  1. From the home screen on the printer control panel, touch the ePrint icon ( ). The Enable Web Services screen displays.
  2. Touch Yes to accept the Terms of Use and enable Web Services. The Auto Update screen opens.
  3. Touch Yes to enable automatic printer updates and activate Web Services. A confirmation page prints and the control panel displays a 'Successful activation ' message.
    NOTE:The confirmation page contains the printer claim code that you use to register your printer in the next step.
  4. Touch OK .

Step four: Register your printer

At HP Connected, you can manage your print jobs and change your ePrint settings. When you register at HP Connected, your printer's unique email address is provided to you. Follow these steps to register at HP Connected.
  1. Go to HP Connected , and then click Sign Up .
  2. Enter your information in the text fields, click the checkbox to accept the terms of use, and then click Create Account .
  3. On the Welcome to HP Connected window, click Continue .
  4. Click the Devices tab (if not already selected).
  5. Click Add a Device .
  6. Type the printer's claim code found on the Web Services confirmation page, and then click Add .
  7. Click OK . The You have successfully added your printer window opens.
    NOTE:HP sends an email to the account you used during the registration process. Open the email, click Confirm email address , and then sign in to HP Connected to complete the verification step.
  8. Continue to the next step to customize your printer's email address (optional).

Step five: Customize your printer's email address (optional)

The ePrint system generates a unique email address for your printer, but you can change the address to one that is easier to remember. Follow these steps to customize your printer's email address.
  1. Click the Devices tab.
  2. Next to the icon for your printer, click Settings .
  3. Under the printer's current ePrint email address, click Change Email .
  4. Type a new email address in the text box, and then click Save .
    • If the email address is available, your settings update immediately.
    • If the email address is not available, try to check for another email address or click one of the suggested addresses, and then click Save .
  5. Inform any allowed senders of the new ePrint email address.
After you have set up HP ePrint, you can print documents and photos from any mobile or network connected device (such as a phone, laptop, tablet, or other mobile device) to your HP ePrint-enabled printer using email.
NOTE:The ePrint server will not accept email messages sent from private domains.
  1. From the email messaging application on the mobile or network connected device, create a new email message, and then add any compatible attachments that you would like to print.
    To print an email message that you received from someone else, open the message in the messaging application, and then select Forward email .
  2. Type or select your ePrint email address in the To: field.
    NOTE:Type only your ePrint email address in the To: field. You can add additional email addresses in the CC: field.
  3. Touch or click Send to send the email.
    The print job prints to the main tray of your HP printer.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Following is a list of frequently asked questions related to setting up and using ePrint.
Before you can enable Web Services, your printer must be connected to a network with an active Internet connection. If you have not installed your printer on a network, select your printer from the following list to review complete network installation instructions.
HP has multiple mobile printing solutions you can use with your HP printer. Compare mobile printing solutions , and then choose the one that is right for you.
The ePrint system generates a unique email address for your printer, but you can change the address to one that is easier to remember. Follow these steps to customize your printer's email address.
  1. Sign in to your HP Connected account at HP Connected .
  2. Click the Devices tab.
  3. Next to the icon for your printer, click Settings .
  4. Under the printer's current ePrint email address, click Change Email .
  5. Type a new email address in the text box, and then click Save .
    • If the email address is available, your settings update immediately.
    • If the email address is not available, try to check for another email address or click one of the suggested addresses, and then click Save .
  6. Inform any allowed senders of the new ePrint email address.
If you lose your printer code before registering your printer, you can print a new information page to secure a new printer code. Use the following steps to disable and re-enable Web Services to print a new information page.
  1. On the home screen of the printer control panel, touch the ePrint icon ( ). The Web Services screen displays.
  2. Touch Settings , touch Remove Web Services , and then touch Yes .
  3. From the home screen on the printer control panel, touch the ePrint icon.
  4. Touch Yes to accept the Terms of Use and enable Web Services. The Auto Update screen opens.
  5. Touch Yes to enable automatic printer updates and activate Web Services. A new information page prints and the control panel displays a 'Successful activation ' message.
    NOTE:The information page contains the new printer code to register your printer.
You can use any of the following email programs to send emails to your HP ePrint-enabled printer:
  • Apple Mail (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, or Macbook Pro)
  • BlackBerry email client
  • Google Gmail
  • Microsoft Hotmail or MSN
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013
  • Nokia (Symbian) email client
  • Yahoo! Mail
The following file types are supported by ePrint:
  • HTML files
  • Image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, and .tiff)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls and .xlsx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
  • PDF files
  • Text files (.txt)
NOTE:There is a 10 MB memory limit to the size of the email. With all attachments, emails cannot exceed 10 MB in total size. Emails that exceed this limit will not print.
If you recently sent an email to your printer's email address, but the printer is turned off and not connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network, the email will not print. However, the email will be saved on the ePrint server for up to 24 hours. After you turn on your printer and make sure that it is connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network, the printer will reconnect to the ePrint server and your print job will print.
You should be aware of the following limitations when using ePrint:
  • HP ePrint supports a maximum of 10 attachments to a single email.
  • Email messages that contain a URL in the Subject: field will not print. URL links in the body of the email or in attachments do not display on the printout.
  • Image files should be at least 100 pixels in length or width.
  • Print jobs default to 300 dpi.
  • There is a 10 MB memory limit to the email, including all attachments. The size of the email with all attachments cannot exceed 10 MB. Emails that exceed these limits will not print.
  • PGP encryption, digitally signed documents, macro-enabled spreadsheets and password-protected documents are not supported by ePrint at this time and will not print.
  • You cannot print email attachments without also printing the email.
  • OpenOffice files are not supported at this time.
  • Duplexing (printing on both sides of the page) is not supported.
  • You can only change the paper tray settings from the HP printer control panel.
  • Email subject lines do not display on the printout.
  • Time stamps from the ePrint server do not accurately reflect when the print job was created or printed.
ePrint lets you control who can email print jobs to your HP printer from mobile or network connected devices. Follow these steps to set your printer to receive print jobs from allowed senders only.
  1. Sign in to your HP Connected account at HP Connected .
  2. Click the Devices tab.
  3. Next to the icon for your printer, click Settings .
  4. Under ePrint Access , click Allowed Senders Only , and then click Manage Allowed Senders .
  5. In the Manage Allowed Senders text box, type the email address, and then click Add . The ePrint printer now accepts print jobs from that email address.
Select your printer model from the following list for information on troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues:
If you recently sent an email to your printer's email address, but the printer lost the wireless network connection, the email will not print. However, the email will be saved on the ePrint server for up to 24 hours. After you restore the wireless network connection, the printer will reconnect to the ePrint server and your print job will print.

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