Printing documents is an important aspect of both personal and professional lives. There are many types of printers that we can use to carry out printing tasks as fast as possible. However, the errors that occur with printers can cause frustration and delay our work. One such error is a paper mismatch error, which occurs when the paper size selected in the print settings is not matched with the size of the paper loaded in the printer. This makes printing failures. In this guide, we show you different ways to fix Wrong paper size, Paper mismatch error in Printer.
Wrong paper size, Paper mismatch error in Printer
If you see the Wrong paper size, Paper mismatch error while printing, you can use the following methods to fix the issue.
- Make sure the paper size is compatible with the printer
- Adjust the paper size and settings
- Clear the print queue
- Update the printer firmware
- Reset the printer
Let’s get into the details of each method and fix the issue.
1] Make sure the paper size is compatible with the printer
All paper sizes do not fit all the printers. A typical home printer cannot handle page sizes meant to be printed on large printers. Make sure the page size is fit to be printed on your printer. Also, check the pages and see if they are not overloaded or damaged before printing.
2] Adjust the paper size and settings
This error mostly occurs when the page you set in the print settings and the page loaded in the printer are not matched. You need to check the page size you load into the printer tray and adjust the page size in the print settings before you print them. If you do not make sure they are matched, you will see the error until you adjust the sizes.
3] Clear the print queue
There might be a print queue on the printer you have selected to carry out printing. The print queue might have pages that do not match the papers in the printer tray. You need to clear the print queue before you start printing your pages.
To clear the print queue on Windows 11,
- Open the Settings app from the Start menu.
- Click on Bluetooth & devices.
- Select the Printers & scanners tab.
- You will see the list of printers and scanners available on your device. Click on the Printer you are having issues with.
- Click on Open print queue.
- You will now see the list of print tasks pending on that printer. Clear them to fix the issue.
4] Update the printer firmware
Updating the printer firmware can fix most of the issues with the printer. If you see the page mismatch error, it might also be due to the corruption of printer firmware files or the bugs in the previous firmware. You need to update it to the latest version and see if it fixes the error. If you use the HP printer, you can update it using the HP Smart app. Or you can go to your printer’s manufacturer’s website and find the model of your printer and download the latest firmware available for your printer. Then, connect the printer through USB or a wireless connection and run the installation file. If it does not work, the detailed instructions for installing or updating the firmware of your printer can be found on the manufacturer’s website while you download the firmware.
5] Reset the printer
Resetting the printer is another way to fix the issues like page mismatch errors. It is an easy process that can be done in under a minute and carry out the printing tasks easily. Turn on the printer and unplug the power cable from the printer. Then, unplug the cable from the power outlet and wait for 20 seconds. Now, plug the power cable back into the power outlet and connect it to the printer. Turn on the printer and carry out your printing tasks.
These are the different ways to fix the wrong paper size or page mismatch error in the printer.
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Why does my printer keep saying paper size mismatch?
If the paper size in the page settings while printing does not match the paper size loaded in the printer tray, you may see the paper size mismatch error. You can even see the error if the printing queue has mismatched paper sizes.
How do I make my print fit the paper size?
To make the print fit the paper size, you need to adjust the settings while printing. In the print settings, set the scaling or page size to fit the paper based on your printer. You can even see the preview in the print settings and adjust the size as you see fit and click Print to carry out printing.
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