HP Officejet Pro 6968 Setup

Quick Steps For HP OFFICEJET PRO 6968 SETUP

The multi-functional HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 setup is designed for large home and office printing, scanning, faxing and copying needs. This page covers this printer’s setup, driver installation, and other useful information. 

Unpacking and setting up the HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 Setup for the first time

The first step of the HP printer setup is to unpack it. Next, install the cartridges and load paper into the printer. Finally, install the printer software on your computer to finish the setup.

Step 1: Removing your printer from the box

  • Remove the HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer from the box if you haven’t removed it yet.
  • Place the printer on a neat surface.
  • Remove all the packing tapes and foreign objects from inside and outside the printer.
  • After unpacking your printer completely, place it closer to a power outlet and go to the next step of the setup.
  • Ensure to recycle the packing materials properly.

Step 2: Turning on the printer

  • Get the power cord of your printer that is shipped along with the product box.
  • Now, using the cord, connect your printer to the power outlet.
  • Make sure that the cord is connected directly to the outlet.
  • Now, power on the printer.
  • Once the printer becomes stable, configure its basic settings and save them.

Step 3: Installing the ink cartridges

  • Open the ink cartridge access door.
  • Now, get the ink cartridges and unpack them.
  • Remove the orange protective part from the cartridges.
  • Make sure that the cartridge carriage has become stable.
  • Now, install the unpacked cartridges with their contacts facing downwards.
  • Close the door.

Printing a test page

For Windows

  • In the Devices and Printers window, select and right-click on your HP OfficeJet printer.
  • Click Properties > General > Print a test page.

Step 4: Loading paper

  • Open the output tray followed by the input tray of your printer.
  • Move the width guides to the outermost position of the tray.
  • Fan and load a stack of plain paper in the tray.
  • Adjust the guides properly.
  • Push the input tray towards the printer.
  • Make sure that the output tray is opened.

Step 5: Aligning the cartridges

  • Make sure that your printer’s tray extender is opened.
  • Tap the OK button on the operation panel when the printer displays “Align the printer”or a similar message.
  • Once the alignment page is printed by the printer, scan it to complete the alignment process.

Step 6: Installing the printer software

  • Open the HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer driver file on your computer.
  • Accept the EULA of the printer.
  • When prompted, choose the connection type and the software as per your preferences.
  • Install the software by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Finally, print a test page to check whether the HP OfficeJet printer setup is done correctly.

For Mac

  • Open the System Preferences window.
  • Select Printers and Scanners > “HP printer” > Open Print Queue > Printer > Print Test Page.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Driver Download

  • Go to your HP OfficeJet printer’s official support page.
  • Click on the tab titled Software, Drivers and Firmware.
  • If necessary, select your OS type correctly.
  • From the list, select the one that you want and click on the Download button beside or below it.
  • Now, the selected printer driver will start to download on your computer.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Driver Mac

HP Easy Start and HP Smart app are the two recommended HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer drivers for Mac. You can download these drivers from the printer’s official support page by referring to the instructions given above.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Driver Windows

The HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer drivers, apps, and utilities available for Windows are listed below:

  • HP Smart App
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 6960 All-In-One series Basic Driver- IT Professional Use only
  • HP Print and Scan Doctor for Windows
  • HP Universal Fax Driver
  • HP ePrint Software for Network and Wireless Connected Printers
  • HP Easy Start Printer Setup software

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Driver Install

  • Double-click on the HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer driver file.
  • Click Yes > Accept > Install.
  • Once the basic driver is installed, choose the connection type as per your preferences.
  • When prompted, connect your printer to the computer using the selected connection type.
  • Finish the driver installation by following the prompts displayed on the screen.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Wireless Setup

You can set up your HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 setup over a wireless network easily and quickly using its control panel. The following instructions explain the same.

  • Before you begin, ensure that your wireless router, printer and computer are turned on.
  • Now, open your printer’s dashboard.
  • Tap on the Wireless icon.
  • Select Settings > Wireless Settings > Wireless Setup Wizard or Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
  • Now, if you have selected the Wireless Setup Wizard option, a screen displaying the available network's SSID will open. Similarly, if your selection is Wi-Fi Protected Setup, then select the Push or PIN method and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your HP OfficeJet printer to the Wi-Fi network.
  • After connecting your printer to the Wi-Fi network, connect the computer to the same network.
  • Install the printer software on your computer to finish the setup.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Fax Setup

First of all, connect your HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer to a telephone wall outlet using a phone cord. Next, turn on the printer and configure the fax settings as discussed below.

Configuring phone book contacts

  • To create a new phone book contact, tap on the Fax button.
  • Select Send Now > Phone Book > Contact.
  • Now, in the opened window, tap on the Plus Sign icon.
  • Type the contact name, fax number, and other details in the given fields.
  • Finally, tap the Add button.
  • Similarly, add the contacts to the phone book.

Creating a group phone book contacts

  • Go to the Phone Book screen of your printer.
  • Tap Group > Plus Sign.
  • In the given field, type the name of the group and tap Done.
  • Add the members to the created group by following the rest of the instructions displayed on the screen.

Configuring the fax header

  • Tap on the Fax option on your printer’s operation panel.
  • Select Setup > Preferences > Fax Header.
  • Enter the required detail in the given field.
  • Tap Done.
  • Similarly, type the fax number in the given field and tap Done.

Configuring the Fax answer mode

  • On the Fax screen, select Setup > Preferences.
  • Enable the Auto Answer option and configure it as per your preferences.

Similarly, configure the fax settings as per your preferences.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Scan Setup

  • Place the original document with its print-side facing down on the printer’s scanner glass.
  • Install the necessary scanner driver on your computer if you haven’t installed it yet.
  • To “scan to computer,” connect your printer to the computer over a USB or wireless connection.
  • Use the HP Smart app or the HP printer software to configure the advanced scan settings if you’re scanning a document from your computer.

Scroll down this page to know how to prepare your HP printer to perform scan to email and scan to PDF in detail.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Scan To PDF

  • Fan and load the document in the ADF of your printer.
  • Make sure that the HP printer software is installed on your computer.
  • Now, locate the printer icon on the desktop of your Windows computer and click on it.
  • Select Scan a Document or Photo > PDF.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Scan To Mac

First, enable the Scan to a computer feature on your printer and then initiate the scan operation.

Enabling the scan to a computer feature

  • Open the HP Printer Utility on your Mac computer.
  • Go to Scan Settings.
  • Select Scan to Computer > Enable Scan to Computer.

Scan to Mac using the HP printer software

  • On the main screen of the HP Easy Scan software, click Scan.
  • Configure the scan settings and click Scan.

HP Officejet Pro 6968 Scan To Email

Enable the Web Services feature on your printer and configure the scan to email settings using it. After configuring the settings, you can use either the printer’s control panel or the printer software to initiate the scan operation.

Enabling Web Services

  • On the Setup screen, select Web Services Setup > Accept > OK.
  • Enable web services by following the rest of the instructions.

Configuring the scan to email settings and scanning to email

  • Return to your printer’s home screen.
  • Select Apps > Scan-to-Email > Continue > Email.
  • Type the email address that you wish to use in the given field.
  • Tap Done > Continue > Continue > PIN.
  • Type the PIN that you received to your email address.
  • Tap Done > Store Email or Auto-login.
  • Configure the scan type and other scan settings as per your preferences.
  • After configuring the scan to email settings, place the original that you want to scan on the scanner glass of your printer.
  • Go to the Apps screen.
  • Select Scan-to-Email followed by the email address.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Configure the scan settings, and finally, tap Scan to Email to initiate the scan operation.
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HP Officejet Pro 6968 Setup

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