Seting Up Your Hp Officejet Pro 6960

HP OFFICEJET PRO 6960 SETUP

Hp ojpro 6960 is a multifunctional printer that can print, copy, scan, and fax. This printer is known for its extensive range of connectivity options. If you want to know how to do your HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 setup, read this article till the end.

UNPACK YOUR PRINTER

  • Unpack the printer from the product box and discard all the protective materials.
  • Take out all the included accessories and ensure that they are delivered without any damage.
  • Lift the scanner unit and take off all the protective materials.

CONNECT YOUR PRINTER TO AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET

  • Connect the power cord you received to your printer’s rear port and an electrical outlet.
  • Turn on your printer and choose your preferences on the printer control panel.

INSTALL THE INK CARTRIDGES

  • Open your HP printer’s cartridge access door.
  • Unpack the ink cartridges and discard their protective materials.
  • Install the cartridges on their holders and press each cartridge until it fits in its place.
  • Once done, close the cartridge access door.

LOAD THE PAPER

  • Extend the paper tray and slide the paper width guides to the extreme ends.
  • Take a paper stack and load it into the paper tray.
  • Adjust the guides against the stack and insert the paper tray into the printer.

CONNECT YOUR PRINTER TO YOUR COMPUTER

  • Visit HP’s official website from your default browser.
  • Enter your printer model (HP OfficeJet Pro 6960) and download the printer driver that supports your Operating System.
  • Once the download gets concluded, run the setup file.
  • On the Connection Method screen, choose your preferred connection and connect your devices accordingly.
  • Follow the instructions and complete the installation. on your hp officejet 6960.
Connect The Printer To Your Computer

CONNECT YOUR DEVICES VIA HP SMART

  • You can also establish the connection between your HP printer and the computer using the HP Smart app. 
  • To begin with, connect your printer to your router’s network. To do so, wipe down the dashboard of your printer and tap Wireless. 
  • Tap Settings> Wireless Settings> Wireless> Wi-Fi Setup Wizard.
  • From the list of nearby networks, choose your router’s SSID and enter the respective password. Now, the connection is established between your printer and the router.
  • Download the HP Smart from HP’s official website and install it on your computer.
  • Launch the app and click Add Printer. From the list of nearby printers, select your HP OfficeJet Pro 6960.
  • Within a few seconds, the connection will be established between your printer and the computer.

DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The printer driver establishes a connection between your printer and the computer. For your HP printer, you can get it from its official website. Follow these instructions to download the driver for your HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 printer.

  • Visit the official page of HP from your default browser.
  • In the search field, type HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 and click the Submit button.
  • When you are directed to the product support page, click Software, Drivers and Firmware.
  • Now, it will detect your Operating System and show you the list of the compatible drivers. Choose the driver you require and click Download.
  • In case you want a driver for a specific Operating System, click the Choose a different OS link. 
  • Choose your OS from the Operating System drop-down menu and the version from the Version drop-down menu; then click Change.
  • When the compatible drivers and displayed, download the most appropriate one.
Hp Officejet Pro 6960 Setup

WIRELESS SETUP

The wireless setup enables you to connect your printer and the computer without any cables. The following sections will give you a clear idea of the wireless setup of your hp officejet 6960 printer.

Connect Your Printer And The Router

  • On your printer control panel, swipe down the dashboard and tap Wireless.
  • Tap Settings> Wireless Settings> Wireless Setup Wizard.
  • When the nearby networks are displayed, select your router’s SSID and enter its password.
  • Within a few seconds, the connection will be established between your printer and the computer.
  • In case you have a WPS-enabled router, you can establish the connection in a much-simplified way. On your printer control panel, touch Settings> Wireless Settings> Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Then, press your router’s WPS button. Within a short period, a connection will be established between your printer and the computer.

Connect Your Printer And The Computer

  • Download the printer driver from HP’s official website.
  • Run the downloaded setup file and click Yes if you see the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box.
  • Go ahead with the step-by-step instructions that appear on the installer screen.
  • When the Connection method screen appears, select the Wireless Connection option. As you have already connected your HP printer to your router’s network, the installer will identify those credentials and establish the connection between your printer and the computer.
  • From now on, you can start printing wirelessly using the installed printer driver.

HP OFFICEJET PRO 6960 HOW TO PRINT

Print Documents From Your Windows Computer

  • Load sufficient paper in the input tray.
  • Open the printer software on your computer and select Print.
  • Make sure that you have selected the HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 printer.
  • Click Properties and go to the Printing Shortcut tab.
  • Change your preferred print settings and click OK. Then close the Properties dialog box.
  • Finally, click Print to start printing.

Print Documents From Mac

  • Make sure that enough paper has been loaded into the paper tray and the cartridges are installed on your printer.
  • Open the printer software on your Mac computer and click File> Print.
  • Make sure that you have selected HP OfficeJet pro 6960. Then, specify the print options according to your preference. Choose the paper size in the Paper Size in the Paper Size pop-up menu.
  • Select your preferred orientation and click Print.

HP OFFICEJET PRO 6960 HOW TO SCAN

On your HP OfficeJet Pro 6960, you can scan your documents/photos and send them directly to your computer or an email recipient. You can scan from the printer control panel or the installed software. However, some scan functions are available only with your hp officejet 6960 printer software.

Before you start scanning:

  • Make sure that you have installed the HP printer software on your computer.
  • You should have connected your printer and the computer over a network or using the USB cable.
  • If you are going to scan from your Windows computer, the printer software should be running prior to scanning.

Scan From Your Windows Computer

  • If you have connected your printer and the computer over a network, you should enable the scan to a computer feature. To do that, open the installed HP printer software and go to the Scan section. Select Manage Scan to Computer and click Enable.
  • Load the originals on the scanner glass.
  • Open the installed HP printer software and click Scan a Document or Photo.
  • If you want to save the document as a PDF file, select Save as PDF and click Scan.
  • If you want to save the photo as an image file, select Save as JPEG and click Scan.

Scan From Your Mac 

  • The scan to computer feature is enabled by default. But, if it is disabled, you should enable it again. To proceed further, open Applications on your Mac and launch HP Utilities. Under the Scan Settings option, select Scan to Computer. Now, make sure that Enable Scan to Computer is selected.
  • Load the originals on the scanner glass or into the automatic document feeder.
  • Open HP Easy Scan on your Mac; you can locate it in the Applications folder.
  • Choose your scanning preferences and click Scan.

HP OFFICEJET PRO 6960 HOW TO COPY

  • Make sure that enough paper has been loaded into the paper tray and the cartridges are installed on your printer.
  • Place the originals on the scanner with the print side facing up. If you place the documents into the document feeder, make sure to keep the print side facing down.
  • On the printer control panel, touch Copy. Then, select Document/ ID Card/ Photo (according to your requirement).
  • Now, select the number of copies and other preferences; if you want to save the modified settings as default, touch Copy Settings> Save Current Settings.
  • Finally, touch Start Black/ Start Color.

HP OFFICEJET PRO 6960 FAX SETUP

  • From your HP OfficeJet Pro 6960, you can send and receive faxes. You can also schedule your faxes and set up phone book contacts to send them quickly. You can set your preferred fax options on the printer control panel itself. Follow these instructions to send a fax from your printer control panel.
  • Load the originals on the scanner glass or into the document feeder.
  • On your printer control panel, touch Fax> Send Now.
  • Using the keypad, enter the fax number. You can also select it from your phone book.
  • Finally, touch Black or Color.
  • When your printer detects the loaded originals, it sends the document to the entered fax number.

In case you are stuck while setting up your Hp Officejet Pro 6960 setup to your wireless network, contact our technical experts for assistance in resolving it.

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