HP OFFICEJET 7612 DESCRIPTION
The HP Officejet 7612 is a wide format multifunction printer is designed for small and mid-sized businesses. It prints in sizes up to A3+ and has a number of useful features for its target audience. It comes with an adjustable LCD touch control panel and a 35 sheet ADF. It also has an easily adjustable input tray which suits different paper types and does not require constant refilling. It is also featured with an Automatic Duplexer to print on both sides of the paper. Colour and text print quality is impressive and sharp. It can automatically push itself to sleep mode thereby optimizing power consumption.
- The functions of the printer are print, copy, scan and fax.
- The monthly duty cycle is 12000 pages and the recommended monthly page volume is 200 – 800 pages.
- It supports USB and wireless interface.
- You can print from a variety of mobile devices using HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint and Wireless Direct.
- It has a 250-sheet input tray, 35-sheet ADF and 75-sheet output tray.
Make sure your printer and computer are turned on. The wireless access point should be turned on and working. Note down the wireless network name and password from the manual provided by your ISP.
- You can obtain the wireless network password from the computer that is already connected to your network. On your computer, search for Network Connections. Select your network’s name and choose the option Status.
- Click Wireless Properties and select the Security tab. Click Show characters to see the wireless network password. On your printer’s control panel, choose the Wireless Settings option.
- In the drop-down list, choose Wireless Setup Wizard. Your printer will search for the networks within range and the list will be provided. Choose your printer’s name from the list.
- When prompted, enter the wireless network’s password. Your printer will be connected to the wireless network. Print a test document to check the connectivity status.
- Turn on your printer and Mac device. Make note of the wireless network name and password. You can obtain the credentials from the ISP or from a computer that is already connected to the same wireless network.
- On your printer’s control panel, choose the Setup option and then select Network Setup. Click the Wireless Setup Wizard option and your printer will list the networks within range.
- Select your network’s name from the list and enter the network password. Now, the printer will be connected to the wireless network. Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
- Choose the Printers option and check if your printer’s name is added to the list. If it is listed, then try to print a test document to check the connectivity.
Download printer driver
Make sure your printer is set to download the printer driver automatically. If not, then install the driver software using the installation CD or manually download the same from our website.
- Make sure your printer has the updated driver for better performance. You can configure the latest printer driver, which is suitable for your printer, from our website.
- Check and confirm that your computer is set to automatically download the driver. Choose the Change Device Installation Settings option, click OK and select Save Changes.
- We recommend you to download the full feature driver. Connect your printer and computer with a USB cable or via a wireless network. Select the connectivity type during the driver installation process.
- Choose Windows Add a printer wizard to install the built-in printer driver. The file type for Windows computer will be in the .exe format and .dmg format for Mac OS.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver correctly. After installing the driver, try to print a test document to check the printer’s performance.
- On your computer, open Devices and Printers. Select Add a printer and in the next window, choose Add a Local Printer. In the Choose a Printer Port window, click Use an Existing Port and select the appropriate printer port.
- Under Manufacturer, choose HP and under the Printers drop-down list, select the appropriate driver for your printer. If the printer driver for your device is not available, then click Windows Update to search for additional print drivers.
- The list will be updated and you will be able to choose your printer from the list. Select the connectivity type during the driver installation process. Connect your printer and computer with a USB cable or via a wireless network.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the driver installation. When the installation is complete, the Printer Sharing screen will open. Your printer will now be listed on Devices and Printers. Check if you are able to print a sample document after the installation.
Replacing ink cartridges
On your printer’s control panel, press the Ink icon or print the supplies list to check the level of all the cartridges. You can replace or refill the cartridge that is low in level.
- Press the Power button to turn on your printer. Open the cartridge access door and wait until the carriage stops moving. Remove the empty cartridge from your printer and place it on a paper towel. Use a lint-free towel to wipe the copper contact on the cartridge holder.
- Unwrap a new cartridge from its package. Slowly insert the new cartridge into your printer and hold it in such a way that the electrical contacts are on the bottom. Place the cartridge in its appropriate slot. The black cartridge should be placed in the right slot.
- The tri-color cartridge should be placed in the left slot. Close the cartridge access door. Wait for few seconds and the printer will calibrate. The cartridges will be aligned and an alignment page will be printed.
- If the alignment page doesn’t print, then open HP Solution Center on your computer and click the Settings option. Choose the option Align the Print Cartridges and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the alignment process.
When your printer stops working, go through the online instruction guide or paperback user manual to fix the issue. Resetting your printer to factory settings is the last resort for any printer problem.
Common Printing Issues
- When a document does not print, then try to print from a different software program. If the page prints correctly, then the problem might be with the software which should be replaced.
- Check the estimated ink level of all the cartridges. Open the cartridge access door and examine the cartridge that is used for printing. If it is not genuine HP cartridge, then replace the same.
- Go to Device Maintenance, then select the Calibration option. Tap and open the Cleaning Page. The automatic cleaning tool will clear out any smears and a cleaning message will be displayed.
- Make sure the driver software is up-to-date. Clean the printhead regularly by navigating to the Tools option on your printer’s control panel. Click Clean Printhead and the cleaning process will begin.
Ink system failure
- Power up your printer and fill the input tray with enough sheets. Locate the manage supplies option on your printer’s control panel. Click the Print Supplies Status option to know the estimated ink level.
- You can replace the cartridge that is low in ink level. Open the cartridge access door and wait until the carriage moves to the center of the printer. Uninstall the empty cartridge and place it on a paper towel.
- Make sure genuine HP ink cartridges are used. Products that are not manufactured by HP may cause damage to your printer. Do not remove the old cartridge from the printer until you have obtained a replacement.
- Try to manually clean the printhead by soaking it in warm water. Grasp the new cartridge by its sides and insert it into the appropriate slot. Close the cartridge access door and check if the error message has disappeared.