HP Printers Carriage Jam
HP printers are known for their versatility and provide a compact printing solution for all home and office users. These printers are a mix of functionality, speed, quality and value. In your HP printer, the carriage is a compartment where the ink cartridges are held together. This carriage slides back and forth in order to transfer ink onto the paper. Carriage jams might occur because of several reasons like obstructions in the path of the carriage, a paper jam or even issues with the product software. When the carriage is stuck, there is a grinding noise on printing because the actuator arm gets stuck, which prevents the carriage from moving. Pulling paper from inside the front cover can cause mechanical damage to your HP printers.
- How can I print on envelopes while preventing carriage jam
- How does paper quality affect carriage jam
- What is carriage return
- How to avoid a recurring carriage jam
How can I print on envelopes while preventing carriage jam
Always tuck the flap inside the envelope while printing. Also, the envelope slot should be used for printing single envelopes. For printing multiple envelopes, the In-tray should be used.
How does paper quality affect carriage jam
The paper used for printing should not be wet, torn or folded from any side as this can cause paper jam, hence resulting in carriage jam. Also, use only one type of paper at a time while printing. The paper should be added to the In-tray only when the printer is not in use. Make sure not to overfill the In-tray.
What is carriage return
Carriage return is a command, symbol or key that results in the printer being positioned or the cursor being displayed on the left margin. It checks paper feeding as well.
How to avoid a recurring carriage jam
There are a number of things that can cause a carriage jam. To prevent it from recurring, one should keep in mind a number of things. Always ensure that the paper tray is not overloaded as this might result in the paper being stuck inside. Also the paper being used should be as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Turn off the printer when removing bits of paper. If there is a broken gear, do not repair it yourself. Call an expert technician to mend it.
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