HP Officejet 5740 Printer by HSNtv

Printer parts

Front view

Figure 2-1 Front and top views of HP Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One series
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FeatureDescription
1Lid
2Lid-backing
3Scanner glass
4Printer model name
5Cartridge access door
6Memory device area
7Cartridge access area
8Ink cartridges
9Photo tray
10On button (also referred to as the Power button)
11Wireless status light
12Control panel
13Output tray
14Color graphics display (also referred to as the display)
15Automatic output tray extender (also referred to as the tray extender)
16Memory card slot
17Memory device light
18Front universal serial bus (USB) port
19Paper tray

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Back view

Figure 2-2 Rear view of HP Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One series
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FeatureDescription
1Document feeder
2Power light. The green light indicates the power cord is installed correctly.
3Ethernet network port
4Rear USB port
5Power connection. Use only the power cord supplied by HP.
6Fax ports: 2-EXT (top) and 1-LINE (bottom)

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Control panel and status lights

Overview of buttons and lights

The following diagram and related table provides a quick reference to the printer control panel features.
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Label Name and Description
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  1. Wireless light: Indicates the status of the printer wireless connection.
  1. Solid blue light indicates that wireless connection has been established and you can print.
  1. Slow blinking light indicates that wireless is on, but the printer is not connected to a network. Make sure your printer is within the range of wireless signal.
  1. Fast blinking light indicates wireless error. Refer to the message on the printer display.
  1. If wireless is turned off, the wireless light is off and the display screen shows Wireless Off.
2On button: Turns the printer on or off.
3Back button: Returns to the previous screen.
4Help button: Opens the Help menu for the current operation.
5Home button: Returns to the Home screen, the screen that is displayed when you first turn on the printer.
6Control panel display: Touch the screen to select menu options, or scroll through the menu items.
  1. Near Field Communication (NFC) button: Indicates the area where you can print documents and images from a mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) by touching the device on the printer.

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Control panel display icons

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Icon Purpose
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Copy : Opens the Copy menu where you can select a copy type or change the copy settings.
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Scan : Opens the Scan menu where you can select a destination for your scan.
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HP Printables: Provides a quick and easy way to access and print information from the web, such as coupons, coloring pages, puzzles, and more.
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Photo : Opens the Photo menu where you can view and print photos, or reprint a printed photo.
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Fax : Displays a screen where you can send a fax, or change fax settings.
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Setup : Opens the Setup menu where you can change preferences and use tools to perform maintenance functions.
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Help : Opens the Help menu where you can view How To videos, printer feature information, and tips.
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Near Field Communication (NFC) button: Indicates the area where you can print documents and images from a mobile device (such as a smartphone or tablet) by touching the device on the printer.
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ePrint icon: Opens the Web Services Summary menu, where you can check ePrint status details, change ePrint settings, or print an Info page.
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Wi-Fi Direct icon: Opens the Wi-Fi Direct menu where you can turn on Wi-Fi Direct, turn off Wi-Fi Direct, and display the Wi-Fi Direct name and password.
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Icon Purpose

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Wireless icon: Opens the Wireless Summary menu where you can check wireless status and change wireless settings. You can also print a wireless test report, helping diagnose network connection issues.
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NOTE: (Ethernet) and HP Officejet 5740 User Manual 39 (Wireless) will not be displayed at the same time. Showing the Ethernet icon or the wireless icon depends on the way your printer is connected to the network. If the network connection of the printer has not been set up, by default, the printer control panel display shows HP Officejet 5740 User Manual 39 (Wireless).

Ethernet icon: Shows that an Ethernet network connection exists and also provides easy access to the the network status screen.
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ECO icon: Displays a screen where you can configure some of the printer environmental features.
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Fax Status icon: Displays status information for the Auto Answer function, fax logs, and the fax sound volume.
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Ink icon: Shows estimated ink levels by cartridge. Displays a warning symbol if the ink level is less than the minimum expected ink level.
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NOTE: Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace cartridges until the print quality becomes unacceptable.
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Paper basics

The printer is designed to work well with most types of office paper. It is best to test a variety of print paper types before buying large quantities. Use HP paper for optimum print quality. Visit the HP website at www.hp.com for more information about HP paper.
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HP recommends plain papers with the ColorLok logo for printing everyday documents. All papers with the ColorLok logo are independently tested to meet high standards of reliability and print quality, and produce documents with crisp, vivid color, bolder blacks, and that dry faster than ordinary plain papers. Look for papers with the ColorLok logo in a variety of weights and sizes from major paper manufacturers.
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This section contains the following topics:

  1. Recommended papers for printing
  1. Order HP paper supplies
  1. Tips for selecting and using paper

If you want the best print quality, HP recommends using HP papers that are specifically designed for the type of project you are printing.

Depending on your country/region, some of these papers might not be available.

Photo printing

HP Premium Plus Photo Paper

HP Premium Plus Photo Paper is HP’s highest-quality photo paper for your best photos. With HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, you can print beautiful photos that are instant-dry so you can share them right off the printer. It is available in several sizes, including A4, 8.5 x 11 inches, 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm), 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm), and 11 x 17 inches (A3), and in two finishes – glossy or soft gloss (semi-gloss). Ideal for framing, displaying, or gifting your best photos and special photo projects. HP Premium Plus Photo Paper delivers exceptional results with professional quality and durability.

HP Advanced Photo Paper

This thick photo paper features an instant-dry finish for easy handling without smudging. It resists water, smears, fingerprints, and humidity. Your prints have a look and feel comparable to a store-processed photo. It is available in several sizes, including A4, 8.5 x 11 inches, 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches), 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inches), and two finishes – glossy or soft-gloss (satin matte). It is acid-free for longer lasting documents.

HP Everyday Photo Paper

Print colorful, everyday snapshots at a low cost, using paper designed for casual photo printing. This affordable photo paper dries quickly for easy handling. Get sharp, crisp images when you use this paper with any inkjet printer. It is available in glossy finish in several sizes, including A4, 8.5 x 11 inches, and 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inches). It is acid-free for longer lasting documents.

HP Photo Value Packs

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HP Photo Value Packs conveniently package original HP ink cartridges and HP Advanced Photo Paper to save you time and take the guesswork out of printing affordable, lab-quality photos with your HP printer. Original HP inks and HP Advanced Photo Paper have been designed to work together so your photos are long lasting and vivid, print after print. Great for printing out an entire vacation’s worth of photos or multiple prints to share.

Business documents

HP Premium Presentation Paper 120g Matte

This paper is a heavy two-sided matte paper perfect for presentation, proposals, reports, and newsletters. It is heavyweight for an impressive look and feel.

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HP Brochure Paper 180g Glossy or HP Professional Paper 180 Glossy

These papers are glossy-coated on both sides for two-sided use. They are the perfect choice for near-photographic reproductions and business graphics for report covers, special presentations, brochures, mailers, and calendars.

HP Brochure Paper 180g Matte or HP Professional Paper 180 Matt

These papers are matte-coated on both sides for two-sided use. They are the perfect choice for near-photographic reproductions and business graphics for report covers, special presentations, brochures, mailers, and calendars.

Everyday printing

All the papers listed for everyday printing feature ColorLok Technology for less smearing, bolder blacks, and vivid colors.

HP Bright White Inkjet Paper

HP Bright White Inkjet Paper delivers high-contrast colors and sharp text. It is opaque enough for two-sided color usage with no show-through, which makes it ideal for newsletters, reports, and flyers.

HP Printing Paper

HP Printing Paper is a high-quality multifunction paper. It produces documents that look and feel more substantial than documents printed on standard multipurpose or copy paper. It is acid-free for longer lasting documents.

HP Office Paper

HP Office Paper is a high-quality multifunction paper. It is suitable for copies, drafts, memos, and other everyday documents. It is acid-free for longer lasting documents.

HP Office Recycled Paper

HP Office Recycled Paper is a high-quality multifunction paper made with 30% recycled fiber.

Order HP paper supplies

The printer is designed to work well with most types of office paper. Use HP paper for optimum print quality.

To order HP papers and other supplies, go to www.hp.com . At this time, some portions of the HP website are available in English only.

HP recommends plain papers with the ColorLok logo for printing and copying of everyday documents. All papers with the ColorLok logo are independently tested to meet high standards of reliability and print quality,

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and produce documents with crisp, vivid color, bolder blacks and dry faster than ordinary plain papers. Look for papers with the ColorLok logo in a variety of weights and sizes from major paper manufacturers.

Tips for selecting and using paper

For the best results, observe the following guidelines.

  1. Load only one type of paper at a time into a tray or document feeder.
  1. When loading the tray and document feeder, make sure the paper is loaded correctly.
  1. Do not overload the tray or document feeder.
  1. To prevent jams, poor print quality, and other printing problems, avoid loading the following paper in the tray or document feeder:

—   Multipart forms

—   Media that is damaged, curled, or wrinkled

—   Media with cutouts or perforations

—   Media that is heavily textured, embossed, or does not accept ink well

—   Media that is too lightweight or stretches easily

—   Media that contains staples or clips

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Load media

Select a paper size to continue.

To load small-size paper

  1. Pull out the photo tray.

If you do not see the photo tray, remove the output tray from the printer.
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  1. Load paper.

●Insert a stack of photo paper into the photo tray print side down.
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●Slide the photo paper forward until it stops.

  1. Push the photo tray back in.
  1. Change or retain the paper settings on the printer display.

To load full-size paper

  1. Pull out the paper tray, slide the paper-width guides outward, and then remove any previously loaded media.

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  1. Load paper.

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  1. Insert a stack of paper into the paper tray with the short edge forward and the print side down.
  1. Slide the paper forward until it stops.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides inward until they stop at the edges of the paper.

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  1. Push the paper tray back in.
  1. Change or retain the paper settings on the printer display.
  1. Pull out the paper tray, slide the paper-width guides outward, and then remove any previously loaded media.

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  1. Unlock and open the front side of the paper tray.

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  1. Load paper.

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  1. Insert a stack of paper into the paper tray with the short edge forward and the print side down.
  1. Slide the paper forward until it stops.

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  1. Slide the paper-width guides inward until they stop at the edges of the paper.

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  1. Push the paper tray back in.
  1. Change or retain the paper settings on the printer display.

To load envelopes

  1. Pull out the paper tray, slide the paper-width guides outward, and then remove any previously loaded media.
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  1. Load envelopes
  1. Insert one or more envelopes in the center of the paper tray. The print side should face down. The flap should be on the left side and facing up.

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  1. Slide a stack of envelopes inward until it stops.

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●Slide the paper-width guides inward against the stack of envelopes until they stop.

  1. Push the paper tray back in.
  1. Change or retain the paper settings on the printer display.

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Load original

To load original on the scanner glass

  1. Lift the scanner lid.

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  1. Load the original print side down on the right front corner of the glass.

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  1. Close the scanner lid.

To load an original in the document feeder

  1. Slide paper-width guides outwards.
  1. Load original print-side up in the document feeder.

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  1. Slide paper-width guides inward until they stop at the edge of paper.

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Open the HP printer software (Windows)

After installing the HP printer software, depending on your operating system, do one of the following:

  1. Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in lower left corner of the Start screen, and then select the printer name.
  1. Windows 8: Right-click an empty area on the Start screen, click All Apps on the app bar, and then select the printer name.
  1. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click the folder for the printer, and then select the icon with the printer’s name.

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Sleep mode

  1. Power usage is reduced while in the Sleep mode.
  1. After initial setup of printer, the printer will enter the Sleep mode after five minutes of inactivity.
  1. The time to the Sleep mode can be changed from the control panel.
To set the Sleep mode time
1.( Setup ).
From the Home screen, touch

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  1. Touch Preferences .
  1. Scroll through the options, and then touch Sleep Mode.
  1. Touch After 5 minutes or After 10 minutes, or After 15 minutes.

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Accessibility

The printer provides a number of features that make it accessible for people with disabilities.

Visual

The HP software provided with the printer is accessible for users with visual impairments or low vision by using your operating system’s accessibility options and features. The software also supports most assistive technology such as screen readers, Braille readers, and voice-to-text applications. For users who are color blind, colored buttons and tabs used in the HP software have simple text or icon labels that convey the appropriate action.

Mobility

For users with mobility impairments, the HP software functions can be executed through keyboard commands. The HP software also supports Windows accessibility options such as StickyKeys, ToggleKeys, FilterKeys, and MouseKeys. The printer doors, buttons, paper trays, and paper-width guides can be operated by users with limited strength and reach.

Support

For more details about the accessibility of this printer and HP’s commitment to product accessibility, visit HP’s website at www.hp.com/accessibility.

For accessibility information for Mac OS X, visit the Apple website at www.apple.com/accessibility.

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Print

Most print settings are automatically handled by the software application. Change the settings manually only when you want to change print quality, print on specific types of paper, or use special features.

This section contains the following topics:

  1. Print photos
  1. Print documents
  1. Print on both sides (duplexing)
  1. Print using Near Field Communication (NFC)
  1. Print with AirPrint
  1. Tips for print success

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Print photos

Make sure photo paper is loaded into the photo tray.

To print photos from a memory device

  1. Insert a memory device into the slot.

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HP Officejet 5740 User Manual 87 CAUTION: Do not remove the flash drive from the printer USB port while it is being accessed by the printer. This can damage the files on the USB flash drive. You can safely remove a USB flash drive only when the USB port light is not blinking.

  1. On the printer display, select a photo that you want to print and touch Continue.
  1. Specify the number of photos to print.
  1. Touch HP Officejet 5740 User Manual 89 (Edit) to change brightness, crop, or rotate the selected photo, or touch HP Officejet 5740 User Manual 91 (Print Settings) to use such features as Red Eye Removal or Photo Fix.
  1. Touch Continue and preview the selected photo.
  1. Touch Print to begin printing.

To print a photo from the printer software

  1. From your software, select Print.
  1. Make sure your printer is selected.
  1. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer Properties, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Select the appropriate options.
  1. On the Layout tab, select Portrait or Landscape orientation.
  1. On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type from the Media drop-down list in the Tray Selection area, and then select the appropriate print quality in the Quality Settings area.
  1. Click Advanced to select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list.
  1. Click OK to return to the Properties dialog box.
  1. Click OK, and then click Print or OK in the Print dialog box.

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