HP Officejet 4500 - Placement of the text or graphics is wrong

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Placement of the text or graphics is wrong

Check how the media is loaded
Make sure the media width and length guides fit snugly against the edges of the stack of
media, and make sure the tray is not overloaded. For more information, see




Check the media size

Content on a page might be cut off if the document size is larger than the media that
you are using.

Make sure the media size selected in the printer driver match the size of media loaded
in the tray.

Check the margin settings
If the text or graphics are cut off at the edges of the page, make sure the margin settings
for the document do not exceed the printable area of your device. For more information,

Set minimum margins


Check the page-orientation setting
Make sure the media size and page orientation selected in the application match the
settings in the printer driver. For more information, see



Check the device location and length of USB cable
High electromagnetic fields (such as those generated by USB cables) can sometimes
cause slight distortions to printouts. Move the device away from the source of the

Solve printing problems


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electromagnetic fields. Also, it is recommended that you use a USB cable that is less than
3 meters (9.8 feet) long to minimize the effects of these electromagnetic fields.
If the above solutions do not work, the problem may be caused by the inability of the
application to interpret print settings properly. See the release notes for known software
conflicts, refer to the application's documentation, or contact the software manufacturer
for specific help.