Steps To Perform HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Installation

HP Officejet Pro 8720 is an All-in-One printer with connectivity options such as Wired (Ethernet), Wireless, USB, Wi-Fi Direct, and Near Field Communication (NFC). To set up the printer for the first time, you have to unbox the printer and connect it to the power supply. Later on, you have to load the ink cartridges and paper on the printer before connecting it to a computer or any other wireless device. The complete procedure to perform HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer installation is given below.

[UNBOXING SETUP]

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Installation

Unpack The HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer:

  • Take out the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer from its box. Find a suitable place to keep it.
  • Remove all the protective and packing materials covering the printer.
  • Take out the components shipped along with the printer. Make sure they are not damaged.
  • Check if the items such as user guide, installation CD, ink cartridges, and power cord are provided with the printer.

Turn On The Printer:

  • Use the power cord to connect the printer to the power supply.
  • Press the Power button on your printer to turn it on.
  • Set the desired control panel preferences and move to the next step.

Load Paper In The Paper Tray:

  • Open the paper tray of your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer.
  • Take a stack of compatible media and load it in the paper tray.
  • Make sure the media is correctly placed in the paper tray with proper width guide adjustments and close the paper tray.

Install The Ink Cartridges:

  • Open the ink cartridge access door of your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer.
  • Hold the ink cartridge package and shake it back and forth.
  • Now, remove the ink cartridge from its package and install it into the correct slot.
  • The slot color should match with the cartridge color.
  • Ensure that the ink cartridge is fixed properly and close the cartridge access door.

Download & Install Printer Software On Your PC:

  • Once you have completed all the previous steps, you have to install the printer software on your computer.
  • You can install the printer software from the installation CD or download the printer software from the official HP page.
  • After installing the printer software, print a test page from your computer.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Driver Download

  • Follow the simple guidelines below to do HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer installation for downloading the driver.
  • You can easily download the latest version of the printer driver from this site by clicking the Driver Download link. However, you can also download the driver from the official HP site as mentioned in the following steps.
  • Go to the official HP site from a browser on your computer.
  • Navigate to the support page of your printer model.
  • Click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab.
  • On the next page, if you wish, you can change the operating system. Otherwise, proceed to download the driver by clicking the Download link beside the required driver.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Driver Install

Once the driver is downloaded on your computer, proceed to install it. Use the instructions given here to install the HP Officejet Pro 8720 driver.

  • Open the Downloads folder on your computer where the driver package has been downloaded.
  • Locate the installer and double-click it.
  • The installation will begin and you have to perform all the on-screen prompts.
  • Select the connection type between the printer and the computer.
  • Complete the driver installation by following the instructions on the installation wizard.
  • Now, the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer can be used to perform all the printing tasks without any problem.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Wireless Setup

Steps to do HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer installation for wireless setup. You can use the Wireless Setup Wizard from the printer’s control panel.

Steps For Wireless Setup:

  • Open the Dashboard on your printer’s control panel.
  • Choose Wireless.
  • Select Settings.
  • Tap on Wireless settings.
  • Now, tap Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
  • Complete the setup using the on-screen instructions.
  • The HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer will be finally connected to your wireless network.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 USB Setup

To change the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer from a wireless connection to a USB connection, use the steps given below.

  • Take a USB cable and connect it between the printer and your computer.
  • The printer’s connection will change from wireless to USB.
  • But, to connect a new printer using the USB connection, follow these instructions.
  • Install the printer driver on your computer. Make sure not the connect the USB cable before installing the printer driver
  • During the installation, choose the connection type as USB when prompted.
  • Follow the instructions on the installation wizard to complete the USB setup.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Wired Setup

To establish a wired (Ethernet) connection to your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer, use the instructions given below.

  • Download the printer driver from this site and install it on your computer.
  • During the installation, it will prompt to choose the connection type.
  • Select the Ethernet option and complete the installation. Make sure that your computer is connected to the same network.
  • Once the driver installation completes, the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer will be connected to the wired (Ethernet) connection.
  • But, if you have already connected the printer to the wireless connection and need to change it to a wired connection, then simply connect the Ethernet cable between printer and router. The wireless connection will be changed to the Ethernet connection.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Functions:

The HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer can print documents, brochures, envelopes, and photos from your laptop, PC, and mobile phone. This HP printer supports AirPrint and is capable of performing duplex printing as well. Along with printing, this printer is capable of scanning, copying, and faxing. All these printer functions are explained in the following sections.

If there are issues while performing the printer functions, click the Call button available on this page to avail remote assistance from our technical experts.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Print Setup

  • The HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer can print documents from your device with high-quality. Make use of the following steps to print a document from your computer.
  • Place the media (printer supported paper) in the input tray.
  • On your computer that is connected to the printer, open the document you want to print and choose Print.
  • Check if your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer is chosen.
  • Open the Properties dialog box.
  • Choose the suitable options from the Printing Shortcut tab.
  • After making all the required settings, click OK and close the Properties dialog box.
  • Choose the Print option or click OK to start printing.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Scan Setup

  • Simple guidelines to perform HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer installation for scanning.
  • The documents you scan on your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer can be sent to a computer or an email address. Ensure the required HP printer software is installed on your computer.
  • Check if the printer and computer are connected to each other. If they are connected using a USB cable, then the scan to PC feature will be enabled by default. So, no need to enable this feature again. So, skip the below instructions and directly continue with the scanning process.
  • If both the devices are connected over a network, then check if the feature is enabled/disabled. If it is disabled, then use these steps to enable it.
  • Open the HP Printer Software on your computer and click on Print, Scan & Fax.
  • Now, click on Scan.
  • Choose Manage Scan to Computer.
  • Select Enable.
  • The scan to PC feature is now enabled on your computer. Follow the below instructions to scan a document using the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer.
  • Place the document on the printer’s scanner glass.
  • Open the HP printer software, select Print, Scan & Fax and choose Scan.
  • Tap on Scan a Document or Photo.
  • Choose the Scan type and click on Scan.
  • Select Save as PDF or Save as JPEG.
  • The document will be scanned and saved to the computer.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Fax Setup

  • Send a standard fax easily using the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer’s control panel. You can send a single or multi-page black & white or color fax. Follow the below instructions to send a standard fax from the printer’s control panel.
  • Place the document on the scanner glass.
  • Go to the printer’s control panel and choose Fax.
  • Tap Send Now.
  • Input the fax number and select Black or Color.
  • The printer will send the document to the fax number you entered.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Copy Setup

  • To copy a document using your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer, use these instructions.
  • Open the input tray and load the suitable print media.
  • Place the original document on the scanner glass.
  • Go to the printer’s control panel and tap on Copy.
  • Choose Document or ID card.
  • Select the number of copies. Also, choose the required settings.
  • Tap on Start Black or Start Color to copy the document.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Printer Offline

  • You are successfully perform HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer installation and try to print the documents, it might display the Printer Offline error message on the screen. To clear this error, follow the instructions given here.
  • Check if there is a proper connection between the printer and your computer.
  • Verify if the printer is in Offline mode. To check that, continue with the below steps:
  • On your computer, go to the Start menu and choose All Apps.
  • Click on Windows System.
  • Choose Control Panel.
  • Select View devices and printers available under Hardware and Sound menu.
  • Double-click the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer icon. If not, right-click on your printer icon and choose See what’s printing. This will open the print queue.
  • Click on the Printer menu and see if the Pause Printing or Use Printer Offline option is enabled/disabled.
  • If it is enabled, disable it and then try to print. Check if the error message is cleared.
  • If the Printer Offline issue persists on your HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer, get help from our technical expert by clicking the Call button.

HP Officejet Pro 8720 Not Printing Issues

  • If the HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer is not printing anything, then try the solutions given below.
  • Make use of the HP Print and Scan Doctor tool. This will identify and resolve the issue quickly.
  • Also, try the HP Online Troubleshooting wizard. This will also troubleshoot the issues with printing.

Try these basic troubleshooting steps:

  • Open the printer’s input tray and check if there is enough paper. Also, ensure that the loaded media is compatible.
  • Check if the PC’s screen or printer’s display shows any error messages. If yes, then follow the on-screen instructions and clear them.
  • Make sure that the printer and computer are connected properly.

After trying the above solutions, if the printer is still not printing anything, then call us by clicking the Call button to perform HP Officejet Pro 8720 printer installation.