Basic copy functionality, such as a number of copies or copying in color or black and white, is supported by printers with basic control panels (no touch screens or text menu displays).
- Turn on the printer after making sure the main tray is loaded with paper.
- Place the original in the scanner and scan it.
- Lift the scanner lid, place the original print side down on the scanner glass according to the printer’s guide, and then close the scanner lid.
- Load a single or multi-page document into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) using the guidance on the tray. Load the document print side up and top edge first on most machines. Adjust the paper-width guides until they are flush with the paper’s edges.
- Set up and begin the copying process.
- To begin a copy job on an inkjet printer, press the Start Copy Color or Start Copy Black button. If you require several copies, quickly hit the button for as many as you require. After the last button is pressed, the copy work begins.
- To start a copy job on a LaserJet printer, hit the Number of Copies, Setup, or Copy Setup/Menu button, select the number of copies you want, and then press the Start Copy button.
If the quality of the copy produced by the basic copy settings on your printer is unacceptable, scan the original into the computer using HP scanning software such as the HP Smart app, and then use the editing features to improve the original’s quality. The scanned file can then be printed in many copies.