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Getting Started with ePrint for HP Deskjet 3050A and 3070A e-All-in-One Printer Series

Introduction

Now you can stay connected and productive on the go with ePrint. ePrint lets you print directly to your ePrint-enabled HP printer using a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device.

This document contains everything you need to get started with ePrint and begin using this free service.

What is ePrint?

HP ePrint is a free service that allows you to print documents and photos from any mobile or network-connected device (such as a phone, laptop, tablet, or other mobile device) to your HP ePrint-enabled printer. Each HP ePrint-enabled printer has its own unique email address. After you enable HP ePrint on your HP ePrint-enabled printer, you can print from your mobile or network-connected device by sending an email to your HP printer's email address. With HP ePrint, you can print from anywhere, at any time. If you can send an email, you can use HP ePrint.

Important: To use ePrint, your HP product must be connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network with an active Internet connection. You do not need to install any applications or drivers on your mobile device.

Getting started with ePrint

These steps apply to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The following video demonstrates how to set up your printer to use HP Connected services.

NOTE: This video shows the HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One printer, but the steps are the same for your printer.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

These steps apply to all countries/regions except the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The following video demonstrates how to get started with HP ePrint.

NOTE: This video shows the HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One Printer series (J611), but the steps are the same for your printer.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

Setting up ePrint

Follow these steps to set up the ePrint service on your printer.

NOTE: As part of setting up ePrint, HP recommends that you perform a product update to make sure that your printer has the most up-to-date functionality. If you recently performed a product update, or if you set up the automatic updates feature, skip to the step on enabling Web Services.

Step one: Update the printer

Follow these steps to perform a product update from the printer control panel.

  1. From the product control panel, press the ePrint button (). The Web Services Settings menu displays.

  2. Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to select Check Product Updates, and then press the button () next to OK.

    Follow the on-screen instructions to perform a product update.

    NOTE:
    • To update automatically while in the Web Services Settings menu, touch Turn Automatic Update On, and then press the button () next to OK.

    • If you choose not to update automatically, check for updates every week to make sure that you get the most out of your HP product.

Step two: Enable Web Services

Follow these steps to enable Web Services on your printer.

Important: Web Services must be enabled on your printer in order to use the ePrint service. If Web Services is disabled, ePrint will not work.

  1. From the printer control panel, press the ePrint button (). The Web Services Settings menu displays.

  2. Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to select Turn ePrint On, and then press the button next to OK. An information page prints.

    The information page contains a printer code that you will use to register your printer in the next step.

Step three: Register your printer

These steps apply to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

At HP Connected, you can manage your print jobs and change your ePrint settings. When you register at HP Connected, your printer's unique email address is provided to you. Follow these steps to register at HP Connected.

  1. Go to HP Connected , and then click Sign Up.

  2. Enter your information in the text fields, click the checkbox to accept the terms of use, and then click Create Account.

  3. On the Welcome to HP Connected window, click Continue.

  4. Click the Devices tab (if not already selected).

  5. Click Add a Device.

  6. Type the printer's claim code found on the Web Services confirmation page, and then click Add.

  7. Click OK. The You have successfully added your printer window opens.

    NOTE: HP sends an email to the account you used during the registration process. Open the email, click Confirm email address, and then sign in to HP Connected to complete the verification step.
  8. Continue to the next step to customize your printer's email address (optional).

These steps apply to all countries/regions except the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The following video demonstrates how to register at the HP ePrintCenter.

If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube Non-HP site .

At HP ePrintCenter, you can manage your print jobs, browse apps, and change your ePrint settings. When you register at ePrintCenter, your printer's unique email address is provided to you. Follow these steps to register at ePrintCenter.

  1. Go to HP ePrintCenter , and then click Sign In.

  2. Click Create an account, enter your information in the text fields, and then click Create Account.

  3. In the Add a Printer to your Account window, type the printer claim code from the Web Services confirmation page in the Enter Printer Code text box.

  4. Click OK. The You have successfully added your printer window opens.

    NOTE: Keep this window open, and then continue to the next step to customize your printer's email address (optional).

Step four: Customize your printer's email address (optional)

These steps apply to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The ePrint system generates a unique email address for your printer, but you can change the address to one that is easier to remember. Follow these steps to customize your printer's email address.

  1. Click the Devices tab.

  2. Next to the icon for your printer, click Settings.

  3. Under the printer's current ePrint email address, click Change Email.

  4. Type a new email address in the text box, and then click Save.

    • If the email address is available, your settings update immediately.

    • If the email address is not available, try to check for another email address or click one of the suggested addresses, and then click Save.

  5. Inform any allowed senders of the new ePrint email address.

These steps apply to all countries/regions except the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The ePrint system generates a unique email address for your printer, but you can change the address to one that is easier to remember. Follow these steps to customize your printer's email address.

NOTE: If you do not want to customize the email address now, you can choose to customize it later. Go to the ePrintCenter Printers page, and then click Change next to your printer's email address to change the email at any time.
  1. On the You have successfully added your printer window, click Next. The Customize Printer Email Address window opens.

  2. Enter an email address in the dialog box. The email can be 6 to 30 characters, and can be a combination of letters, numbers, an underscore, and up to two dots.

  3. Click Check. The ePrint system checks if the address is available.

    • If the email address is available, click Save.

    • If the email address is not available, try to check for another email address or click one of the suggested addresses, and then click Save.

  4. Inform any allowed senders of the new ePrint email address.

Printing with ePrint

After you have set up HP ePrint, you can print documents and photos from any mobile or network connected device (such as a phone, laptop, tablet, or other mobile device) to your HP ePrint-enabled printer using email.

NOTE: The ePrint server will not accept email messages sent from private domains.
  1. From the email messaging application on the mobile or network connected device, create a new email message, and then add any compatible attachments that you would like to print.

    To print an email message that you received from someone else, open the message in the messaging application, and then select Forward email.

  2. Type or select your ePrint email address in the To: field.

    NOTE: Type only your ePrint email address in the To: field. You can add additional email addresses in the CC: field.
  3. Touch or click Send to send the email.

    The print job prints to the main tray of your HP printer.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Following is a list of frequently asked questions related to setting up and printing with ePrint:

When I try to enable Web Services, I get a message that says my printer is not connected. What should I do?

Before you can enable Web Services, your HP printer must be connected to a wireless network. If you have not installed your printer on a network, click here for complete network installation instructions .

What if my ePrint-enabled printer is not installed on a network?

In order to take advantage of all the features the ePrint service has to offer, your ePrint-enabled HP product must be directly connected to a network with an active Web connection. If you have not installed your product on a network, click here for complete network installation instructions .

What mobile printing solutions are available?

HP has multiple mobile printing solutions you can use with your HP printer. Compare mobile printing solutions , and then choose the one that is right for you.

How do I customize my ePrint email address?

These steps apply to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The ePrint system generates a unique email address for your printer, but you can change the address to one that is easier to remember. Follow these steps to customize your printer's email address.

  1. Sign in to your HP Connected account at HP Connected .

  2. Click the Devices tab.

  3. Next to the icon for your printer, click Settings.

  4. Under the printer's current ePrint email address, click Change Email.

  5. Type a new email address in the text box, and then click Save.

    • If the email address is available, your settings update immediately.

    • If the email address is not available, try to check for another email address or click one of the suggested addresses, and then click Save.

  6. Inform any allowed senders of the new ePrint email address.

These steps apply to all countries/regions except the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

The ePrint system generates a unique email address for your printer, but you can change the address to one that is easier to remember. Follow these steps to customize your printer's email address.

  1. Log into your ePrintCenter account at HP ePrintCenter .

  2. Go to the Printers page, select your printer, and then click Change next to your printer's email address.

  3. Enter an email address in the dialog box. The email can be 6 to 30 characters, and can be a combination of letters, numbers, an underscore, and up to two dots.

  4. Click Check. The ePrint system checks if the address is available.

    • If the email address is available, click Save.

    • If the email address is not available, try to check for another email address or click one of the suggested addresses, and then click Save.

  5. Inform any allowed senders of the new ePrint email address.

What if I lose my printer code before registering?

If you lose your printer code before registering with the ePrint service, you can print another information page to get a new printer code. Use the following steps to disable and re-enable Web Services to print a new information page.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and that plain paper is loaded in the input tray.

  2. From the product control panel, press the ePrint button (). The Web Services Settings menu displays.

  3. Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to select Turn ePrint Off, and then press the button next to OK. The printer disables Web Services.

    NOTE: If Turn ePrint Off is already selected, Web Services is disabled. Continue to the next step.
  4. Press the button next to the Down Arrow to select Turn ePrint On, and then press the button next to OK. An information page prints.

    NOTE: The information page contains the new printer code to register your printer.

What email programs are supported by ePrint?

You can use any of the following email programs to send emails to your HP ePrint-enabled printer:

  • Apple Mail (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, or Macbook Pro)

  • BlackBerry email client

  • Google Gmail

  • Microsoft Hotmail or MSN

  • Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013

  • Nokia (Symbian) email client

  • Yahoo! Mail

What size and types of files can I print using ePrint?

The following file types are supported by ePrint:

  • HTML files

  • Image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .png, and .tiff)

  • Microsoft Excel* (.xls and .xlsx)

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx)

  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)

  • PDF files

  • Text files (.txt)

*HP recommends that you preview Excel files before printing from your mobile device.

If I send an email to my printer, but my printer is turned off, what happens to the print job?

If you recently sent an email to your printer's email address, but the printer is turned off and not connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network, the email will not print. However, the email will be saved on the ePrint server for up to 24 hours. After you turn on your printer and make sure that it is connected to a wired (Ethernet) or wireless network, the printer will reconnect to the ePrint server and your print job will print.

Are there any limitations that I should be aware of when using ePrint?

You should be aware of the following limitations when using ePrint:

  • HP ePrint supports a maximum of 10 attachments to a single email.

  • Email messages that contain a URL in the Subject: field will not print. URL links in the body of the email or in attachments do not display on the printout.

  • Image files should be at least 100 pixels in length or width.

  • Print jobs default to 300 dpi.

  • There is a 10 MB memory limit to the email, including all attachments. The size of the email with all attachments cannot exceed 10 MB. Emails that exceed these limits will not print.

  • PGP encryption, digitally signed documents, macro-enabled spreadsheets and password-protected documents are not supported by ePrint at this time and will not print.

  • You cannot print email attachments without also printing the email.

  • OpenOffice files are not supported at this time.

  • Duplexing (printing on both sides of the page) is not supported.

  • You can only change the paper tray settings from the HP printer control panel.

  • Email subject lines do not display on the printout.

  • Time stamps from the ePrint server do not accurately reflect when the print job was created or printed.

How do I manage who can send ePrint jobs to my printer?

These steps apply to the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

ePrint lets you control who can email print jobs to your HP printer from mobile or network connected devices. Follow these steps to set your printer to receive print jobs from allowed senders only.

  1. Sign in to your HP Connected account at HP Connected .

  2. Click the Devices tab.

  3. Next to the icon for your printer, click Settings.

  4. Under ePrint Access, click Allowed Senders Only, and then click Manage Allowed Senders.

  5. In the Manage Allowed Senders text box, type the email address, and then click Add. The ePrint printer now accepts print jobs from that email address.

These steps apply to all countries/regions except the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Germany.

ePrint lets you control who can email print jobs to your HP printer from mobile or network connected devices. Follow these steps to set your printer to receive print jobs from allowed senders only.

  1. Sign in to your ePrintCenter account at HP ePrintCenter .

  2. On the Printers page, click ePrint Settings.

  3. On the Allowed Senders tab, select Allowed Senders Only, and then click Save.

  4. Type an allowed sender's email address in the dialog box, and then click Add Email. The email address is added to the Allowed Email Addresses list.

    NOTE: You can specify up to 500 email addresses as allowed senders. Your printer ignores emails from addresses not on your allowed senders list.
  5. Optional: To send a confirmation email to the sender after the ePrint job prints successfully, select the check box next to the email address in the Email job status column.

NOTE: To remove an email address from the Allowed Email Addresses list, click the () next to the email address in the Remove column.

What can I do if my printer does not maintain the wireless connection?

For information on troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues, click the following link, Printer Does Not Maintain Wireless Connection .

If you recently sent an email to your printer's email address, but the printer lost the wireless network connection, the email will not print. However, the email will be saved on the ePrint server for up to 24 hours. After you restore the wireless network connection, the printer will reconnect to the ePrint server and your print job will print.

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