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How do I install my HP printer?



Ready to set up your HP printer fast and efficiently? We’re happy to get you started! Firstly, you want to make sure you have all of the essentials to start printing. You will need paper for your printer, your computer or laptop, HP ink, and a USB printer cable. This often does not come with your HP printer, you can order a USB printer cable separately at 123ink.

Prepare your HP printer for installation

The first step is to make sure your printer is fully unpacked and prepared before installing any software. Start by unpacking and removing all protective packaging from the HP printer. If you are unsure that you have removed all packaging you can consult the manual. This will detail where extra protective material has been added.
 

When the printer is completely unpacked, you can plug in the power cord and connect the printer with the USB-b cable or the network cable, if necessary. If you have a WiFi printer and wish to connect wirelessly, it is not necessary to connect the network cable. Next, fill the paper tray with paper and insert your ink cartridges securely in your HP printer. Once you’ve turned on your HP printer, you will be prompted to select a language. Choose your desired language on the printer screen. Then let the printer go through the startup sequence, which includes printing the alignment page (if applicable).

How do I insert ink cartridges into my HP printer?

Remove your ink cartridges from their packaging and check which colour you are going to install. Open the door on your printer that holds the ink cartridges, making sure to use the lever and not force it open. It is important to ensure that the correct colour ink cartridge is inserted into the correct slot. Once you are sure, you can remove the protective strip from the ink cartridges that prevents the ink from leaking into the package and insert the colours into the slots. Finally, close the door, ensuring it is secure and does not open during printing. 

Does my HP printer come with enough ink?

We would like to point out that the supplied ink cartridges contain only a small amount of ink for printing the test pages. You can find suitable ink cartridges for your HP printer on the HP cartridges page. Here, you can easily search by your printer model number or by your ink cartridge number if you already know it. You will also find 123ink branded ink cartridges here that are suitable for your HP printer, contain more ink than usual and will save you money.

How do I connect my HP printer to WiFi?

Many HP printers can be set up to print wirelessly from your computer, laptop or smartphone device. To do this, click on the symbol for WiFi on your printer screen. Then go to 'Settings' and choose the 'Wireless Setup Wizard' and enter your WiFi password. Connecting to Wi-Fi will take about a minute, then you’re all set.

How do I connect my HP printer to my smartphone/tablet?

To print from your mobile phone, simply download the HP Smart App, which you can download from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Now connect your printer to your phone via WiFi. In addition to downloading the app, your device only needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The app ensures that your HP printer is found by your device so that you can also send print jobs from these devices. You are now ready to print documents or images from your phone using your HP printer. 

Connect the HP printer with a printer cable

Would you like to connect your printer with a USB printer cable (USB-b cable)? Then plug it into your computer and the printer. If you are using an Apple operating system, you can connect it directly, but if you have a Windows device, please wait until after downloading the necessary software before connecting.

How do I install the HP software onto my computer or laptop?

To operate the printer, you need the appropriate software on your computer or laptop. You can find the correct software for your printer type on the HP website. Select the correct printer type and download the corresponding HP EasyStart file. You can find the printer type on the printer itself, on the box the printer came in and on the front of the supplied manual. When opening the file, choose the option 'Full software and drivers' or 'Basic drivers', depending on which package you want to install. Installing the software may take a few minutes. After installing, you can connect the printer to the internet via WiFi or the network cable, if you haven't already done so.

Ready to print with your HP printer?

Now that you’ve completed the installation process, you’re ready to make your first print. If your printer is not on the list of available devices, you can choose the option to ‘add printer’ in Microsoft Word, or ‘show more’ in Google Chrome. Then simply add your printer to the list so that you can start printing with your new HP printer. 


If you have bought your HP printer from 123ink and need some assistance, our customer service team is ready to assist you.

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