What is a “misprint”? It’s another term Hewlett Packard has come up with to describe a paper jam in their laser printers. The new error code associated with it is 13.0000. The earlier version of this would be 13.01 . The confusion comes from people not knowing what a misprint is. We are so used to using the term “paper jam” or “mis-feed” that we believe it has to be a serious problem and we ” overplay this “misprint” thing… help!
Here are the definitions for the term misprint.
source WordNet Dictionary
Hewlett Packard Description of a Misprint Source – HP pro 400 m451dn printer service guide
Misprint Press [OK]
Paper has been delayed as it moves through the product.
Press the OK button to clear the message.
To avoid this problem, try the following solutions:
1. Adjust the paper guides in the tray. Make sure the front paper guide is pushing the paper against the back edge of the tray.
2. Use paper that meets HP specifications. Store paper unopened in its original packaging.
3. Use the product in an area that meets the environmental specifications for this product.
In the newer color laser printers “Misprint” is used to differentiate between a regular paper jam and a paper jam that is not sent within the correct timing of the machine. Here’s what happens step by step in a color printer with misprint problems.