How To Load Paper into an Inkjet Printer

We all know printing is impossible on an inkjet printer that is not loaded with paper. Loading paper into an inkjet printer seems straightforward enough and will not usually require any kind of instruction. This is especially true if you have your inkjet printer's user's manual with you. However, some people, especially those who confess to being technophobes, will attest that loading paper into an inkjet paper can indeed be an intimidating and difficult task to perform. But fret no more as we will detail here how simple it is to load paper into an inkjet printer without having to look like a totally inept person in front of your classmates, colleagues, or kids.

  1. Put in order the printer paper of choice. There are different types of printer paper available in the market. Standard ones typically come in matte and glossy grades. Matte printer paper is ideal for printing needs that do not contain pictures. Matte printer paper is also cheaper when compared to the glossy ones. Whatever the type of printing paper you buy, just make sure that your inkjet printer supports it and that it's size will fit your machine.
  2. Hook up the inkjet printer to the power source. Of course, your computer has to be opened first before you can start up the printer. Notice that the inkjet printer will operate on its own when plugged in to the power strip. This is just normal as most inkjet printers are equipped with self-cleaning and maintenance modes.
  3. Start the process of loading paper into the inkjet printer. You can now start loading paper once the inkjet printer's self-cleaning mode stops. To do so, you will first have to look for the inkjet printer's paper tray. Older models of inkjet printers will typically have slide-out paper trays that are located at the base of the machine. Newer models of inkjet printer, on the other hand, will most likely have automatic paper trays that slide out after pushing a specific button. To know which type of paper tray your inkjet printer has, refer to the user's manual. Once done locating the paper tray, all you need to do is to load the paper into it. You may want to flail the cluster of printer paper first and fan it out to avoid build up of static and prevent paper jams.

Now, all you need to do is to properly position the paper guide so that you can start the process of printing. Of course, you will also have to input the type of paper media you are using into the Properties window of your inkjet printer.


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