123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer Setup
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 All-in-One Multifunctional Printer, Copier, Scanner and Fax Machine is well suited for Office use. HP OJ Pro 6978 is a Drop-on-demand Thermal Inkjet Printer that can print up to 5 times black text files with Professional quality. Your 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 is perfect for Printing Reports, Charts and Graphs accurately. HP 6978 Printer can load up to 225 sheets in the Input Tray and 60 sheets in the Output Tray. Using the Automatic Duplexer you can handle more tasks without slowing down. HP OJ Pro comes with an external USB host for a walk-up print and scan job. Your Scanner works accurately and is enabled with Borderless Image Copy feature. Using the 6.75cm touch screen CGD Control Panel you can preview images and edit to print them. Moreover, access your Control Panel for easy HP OJ Pro 6978 Web Services Setup.
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 All-in-One Printer Driver is Dynamic Security Enabled for accessing more Officejet Pro features. Your HP 6978 Printer can be connected to both USB and Ethernet Network. Also, you may print Wirelessly, and share your Mobile Printer with other Devices in the Wi-Fi Direct Network. Furthermore, easily manage your Print and Scan task using HP AiO Remote Mobile App.
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Description of your Control Panel:
- Home button: Returns to the Home Screen path
- Back button: Return to the previous screen
- Help button: Opens Help Menu depending upon the current option selected
- Wireless Light: indicates the printer wireless connection status. Some of the different types of status are
- A Solid blue light shows the readiness of the Wireless connection
- A Fast blinking light indicates Wireless connection error
- No Light indicates Wireless connection to be OFF
About HP Officejet Pro Printer Series:
Your HP Officejet Pro 6970, 6972, 6973, 6975 and 6977 Printer Series are similar in features to that of 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978, except in the applications of Print, Fax and Scan task. Automatic Printer Software update is available on all HP Officejet Pro Printer Series. Your HP Officejet Pro 6970, 6972, 6973 and 6975 Printers are well suited for Scan and Copy task while HP Officejet Pro 6977 and 6978 Printers are good at Print and Digital Fax features.
Procedure to setup the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer
- Unpack you Officejet Pro 6978 for setting up the All-in-One Printer
- Cut open the tapes and remove packing present on your printer
- Remove the stickers from the Printer Control Panel
- Lift to open the scanner lid and remove the tape from it
- Close the scanner lid
- Remove the internal packing in the cartridge access door
- Remove other packing present in the input tray
- Power-Up your HP 6978 Printer and the Computer
- Now connect the USB cable to the Computer and the other end to the HP 6978 Printer
Printer Power Management
Using the Sleep Mode and Schedule Printer ON/OFF Mode you can conserve electricity.
Printer Sleep Mode:
Sleep Mode is used in order to reduce the Power usage. Once the initial setup is completed for the HP 6978 Printer then by default your device goes to Sleep Mode in 5 minutes if left undisturbed. You can change the time for Sleep Mode option using the Printer Control Panel. Touch HP EcoSolutions and tap Power Management. Touch Sleep Mode and select between 5, 10 and 15 minutes to enable Sleep Mode.
Schedule Printer On/OFF Mode:
Schedule Printer ON/OFF Mode is an energy-saving feature that automatically turns your Printer ON/OFF on scheduled days in a week. In this way, you can conserve energy during the night and weekends and optimize the energy usage.
Open the Printer Control Panel dashboard and touch HP EcoSolutions. Select Schedule Printer On/Off and follow the on-screen instructions to schedule your Printer to turn ON/OFF on working days.
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer Software Setup
How to Install and open the HP Printer Software in Windows OS:
Insert the HP installation Drive onto the CD Drive of your Computer and follow the Automatic Setup onscreen instructions to complete the HP Printer Software installation. Select from the list of Windows Versions to run the HP Printer Software. Alternately, open the Control Panel in your Windows OS and double-click to open the Printer folder. Click New Printer Installation and select the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Setup.
- Windows 10: Click the Start Menu and click All Apps, select HP Tab and click the desired Printer
- Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in the Start Menu, to select the desired Printer Icon
- Windows 8: Click the Start Menu and Right Click on the empty space in Start Menu, now select the desired Printer Icon
- Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP: Click the Start Menu and select All Programs Tab, Select the HP Tab and Click on the Printer Folder. Select and Open the desired HP Printer Icon
Software Setup for HP Officejet Pro Printer Series:
Your HP Officejet Pro 6970, 6972, 6973, 6975 and 6977 Printers is similar on steps involved in Software Installation of 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer. Using the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Embedded Web Server you can get access to many of Web features of your Printer. If you need to Print enlarged Photos or Scan Color images then it is highly advisable that you use the HP OJ Pro 6970 Printer software for high-quality reproduction.
HP Printer Setup and Installation for MAC OS X:
Insert the HP installation Drive onto the CD Drive of your Computer and follow the Automatic Setup onscreen instructions to complete the HP Printer Software installation. If Auto Setup Installation did not work then open the CD Drive from the Disk drives access and run the HP Printer Setup executables to manually install the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer Software.
Open any File and Click Print and select 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer. Select the Properties button to open the Properties dialog box. According to Mac OS select Properties:
- For Apple OS X v10.6: To access the print options, Click the blue triangle available next to Printer selection
- For Apple OS X Lion and Mountain Lion: To access the print options, Click show details button available next to Printer selection
- From Print options menu, select the Page Orientation, Size and Scaling Percentage etc., and then click Print
Turn the Printer OFF:
Press the Power Button located in the front part of the Printer to turn OFF the HP OJ Pro 6978 Printer. Wait until the Power light indicator turns OFF to unplug the Power Cord. If you imperfectly turn the Printer OFF, the Print Carriage will not return to its original position thus resulting in poor Print Quality and Cartridge problems.
Install the Printer Software from CGD Panel:
By default an automatic update is initiated, if both of your Printer Network Connection and Web Services enabled. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Dashboard and tap Setup. Locate and select Printer Maintenance. Touch Update Printer Icon and follow the onscreen instructions. Touch Select Install Automatically button to complete 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer software installation.
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 All-in-One Printer Driver Installation
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer offers innovative, web-enabled solutions that can easily access every document over the Network for Printing. After Completing Web Drivers setup, ensure that your 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 is connected to the Network using either a USB Cable, Ethernet or Wireless connection. HP Print Apps is a Web Service using which you can Print Coupons, Tickets and Forms over the Printer Control panel. You can also scan template and edit the document and store it on the Web. Using the Fax forms app you can automatically schedule the delivery of multi-page Fax content to your remote Printer.
Mobile Printing feature is enabled through Web Services like HP ePrint, AirPrint™ and Google Cloud Print applications. This particular feature of your HP 6978 Printer is a secured cloud based service that may be used to send documents via email, for instant Printing. Moreover, your HP 6978 Printer is designed to work discretely that you can print, scan and fax virtually from anywhere.
Procedure to Setup Web Services using Printer Control Panel:
Procedure to Setup Web Services using Embedded Web Server:
Web Services Setup for Officejet Pro Printer Series:
Your HP Officejet Pro 6970, 6972, 6973, 6975 and 6977 Printers is similar on steps involved in Web Services Setup of 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer. Some of the advanced HP Officejet Pro series Web Services are Mobile Printing and Digital Fax features. Mobile Printing is achieved through various ways and some of them are HP ePrint, AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Drop Box Apps that is instantly available on the Printer Control Panel. On HP OJ Pro 6977 and 6978 printers you may apply use the Digital Fax feature for optimizing on Office productivity.
Procedure to Setup Web Services using HP Printer Software in Windows OS:
Click Start menu and Open the 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer software. Click Print, Scan & Fax and double click to open it. Under the Print Section select the check box Connect Printer to the Web. Now you can use the same procedure that is being used in setting up Web Services through EWS. Alternately, Click Start menu and Open the Control Panel. Open the Printer folder and Click New Printer Setup. Follow the on screen instruction and when prompted for network connections select either USB/Wireless. Select 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer from the Installer. Once completed the Web Services Setup then Print the Information Page.
Procedure to Setup Web Services using HP Utility in Mac OS X:
Insert the HP Utility disk on your CD drive and open the HP Easy Start Setup. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup the HP OJ Pro 6978 Printer Connection and Install the printer software. Alternately, Open Mac Utility folder and double-click Printer and Devices. Click Add Printer to create a print queue on the Mac OS menu. Click either Use or Print Using and select 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer. Click Add button and proceed with the onscreen installer. Select the Printer Network either USB or Wireless connection to finish the Web Services Setup.
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 InkJet Cartridge Installation
123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer requires a set of Tri-color and Black InkJet Cartridges for Instant Ink ready Printing. Your HP 6978 InkJet Cartridges are long lasting and affordable. Ink from the InkJet Cartridge are drawn out through evaporative and residual process and thus results in keeping the print nozzles clear and the ink flow smooth. Ensure that you turn off the HP 6978 Printer while not in use to reduce the ink waste and to avoid ink coagulation.
Information on InkJet cartridges and the print head:
Always keep your InkJet Cartridges protected in the original sealed packages and kept at room temperature. Avoid drop and jarring InkJet cartridges from Installation. Abandon unnecessary cleaning the Print Head since it shortens the life of the Cartridges and results in Ink waste.
Replace the Print Cartridges:
Switch Off the Printer power and wait until the print carriage stops moving. Push upward to open the Cartridge Access door. Push the front part of the Cartridge to release and remove it. Remove the packing and plastic taps present in the InkJet Cartridge. Slide to Install the InkJet Cartridge according to color-coded letters. Repeat the process to completely install all InkJet Cartridges. Close the Cartridge Access Door and power up your Printer.
InkJet Cartridge Installation for HP Officejet Pro Printer Series:
Your HP Officejet Pro 6970, 6972, 6973, 6975 and 6977 Printers is similar on steps involved in InkJet Cartridge Installation of 123 HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer. Your HP Officejet Pro 6977 and 6978 may print up to 5 times Black text Prints from its prior HP Officejet Pro series. Every Officejet Pro Printer series is built-in with PCL3 and PCLm Printer Languages and so your HP InkJet Cartridges gets more durable than ever. Moreover, you can set the resolution and brightness for Copy, Scan job using HP Officejet Pro 6970 till 6975 Printers effectively.
Troubleshoot InkJet Cartridge Issue:
Firstly, you can press the Power button to Cancel the current Print task. Next, you can open the InkJet Cartridge access door Upward and unlock the InkJet Cartridge latch. Remove your InkJet Cartridges and clean the electrical contact that is exhibited in gold colored dots. Clean all the InkJet Cartridges and Latch them to its slots. Close the Cartridge access door and continue Printing. If InkJet Cartridge problems exist then reboot your Printer.
Troubleshoot ink smears on Printout:
If you experience ink smearing on Paper issue while printing then make use of the Clean Ink Smear service from your control panel to resolve it. In order to align the Print Head, load a full-size plain paper to the paper tray and during cleaning in progress, your paper may go back and forth. Touch Setup from the Printer Dashboard. Touch Printer Maintenance and tap Clean Page Smears and continue with the onscreen instructions to resolve the issue.
Maintenance procedure for Print head and InkJet Cartridges:
- Print Head misalignment happens if you load paper during the printing process
- If your Printed Output is streaked or having incorrect colors then clean the Print Head
- Avoid using metal tools to unfreeze Print Carriage Stall
- Always ensure that your InkJet Cartridges are firmly fixed according to the InkJet Cartridge series
- Do not install old, used InkJet Cartridges since it may result in receiving low ink alert often