If you get “Error Printing on HP Printer” notification after giving a print command, it clearly indicates your HP printer has run into a problem and requires troubleshooting.
Most of the time, wireless connection issues like poor Wi-Fi signal strength cause this error. However, if you face this error on a wired printer or despite the strong signal strength, there are multiple possible causes like a stuck print queue or a crashed spooler service. In the worst cases, your printer may also encounter fatal errors like paper jam and low ink levels.
You need to check for such errors and make a few adjustments to the printer settings.
Fix Connection Issues
Since connection issues are mostly responsible for the “Error Printing” message on your printer, you should sort it out first.
The printers connected via USB cable are less prone to connection problems. However, if you’re using printers over Wi-Fi, ensure the printer is receiving enough Wi-Fi signals. If not, try reducing the distance between your router and printer.
After that, you can move forward and print network configuration page to find the network status of the printer and take action accordingly.
Press the Wi-Fi and Information buttons on the printer for a few seconds.
Release both buttons when you hear the printing noises from your printer.
It will eject the network status page that looks like this.
If the printer prints a network configuration page without a problem, it will also help you conclude that the issue is not with the printer, and you should look out for the problems within your computer.
Check Error Messages on Printer
Next, check if any error message is flashing on the screen of your HP printer.
You should always install a full driver solution pack for your printer to access its full functions. Otherwise, the printer shows “Driver is unavailable” error on the control panel. If you try printing in such cases, you will see an “Error printing” message in the print queue.
You can visit HP’s official driver download page and download compatible drivers for your printer. Install it on your PC and check if the error message still persists.