What Does Collate Mean When Printing in HP Printer?

There are two types of prints in every known printer, first one is Collated printing and the Second one is UnCollated printing. These both are the same printing techniques but there is only one difference that makes them unlike to each other. In Collated printing, the copies are automatically arranged in order and the Printer will print one copy of each page. You don’t have to do anything to copy the pages.

What Does Collate Mean When Printing

Whereas in UnCollated printing, you will choose the number of copies for that page only. In simple terms, it is used to make copies of one single page into multiple pages and so on. The number of copies will be decided by the user only HP printer just needs your command to do that. For example, you need to make copies of your birthday card. So by tapping on the UnCollated option it will give you the liberty to specify the number of copies and number of pages you want to print.

What does Collated mean on Printer settings?

There are many ways to print any paper on your device. As this section is totally focusing on one device i.e. iOS. So, if you are a Mac user then this article is for you only. There is not much of a difference in printing in Apple products but still, it is important to know your device’s version. So let us start with the printing procedure in MacOS

  1. When you open a document, you see a ‘Print’ option for printing that particular doc file only.
  2. After choosing the file, click on the print button or press command P.
  3. You will be able to see a “Preview Page” of your printed document.
  4. This page is very important because you can make changes to your printing page or change the settings if you want.
  5. If you want a simple paging sequence then just click on the number of copies you want to print and click on the print button.
  6. Else, you want Collated print then, press collate option in the setting’s menu, select the HP assistant number of copies you want, and press the print button.

Important terms for Collated printing Mac:

There are many settings in Collated printing on Mac devices but it is necessary to follow the steps accordingly so that you don’t miss any part in printing your favorite sheet.

  • Copies: This section in the menu is specially designed to specify the number of copies you want to print. To print all the pages according to your specified directions, click on show details> print options pop-up menu> Paper handling> Collate pages. That’s it, you have specified the number of copies you want to print.
  • B&W (Black and White): If you want your copies to be colorful then leave this tab as it is. Else tap on this icon to get your Collated copies in B&W.
  • Two-sided: This setting gives you the liberty to choose if you want your copies to be printed on one side or two sides. If you want two-sided copies the click on this option in the menu.
  • Orientation: This is a very important part of the printing process because it will decide if you want your copies to be portrait or landscape. Choose as per your preference.
  • Pages: Pages option will be useful when you decide to get the number copies as per your preference, or else it will decide on its own and print automatically. So, if you want customized page copies then select this option from the menu.

What is an HP Printer Assistant?

Well, everyone needs support in life here and then. It is a matter of fact that machines feel the same. They are also vulnerable to many things and if you don’t take care of them properly then they get sick just like humans. But let us say you did everything to protect them and they still got ill then there is technical support called HP assistant. It takes care of your Printer every time. If it feels like there is some technical fault and then it gives you alerts. With the advancement in technology, HP is developing its HP Printer support team too. There are many programs that give you alerts, fix your issues, and support you in any condition.

To get the regular updates from the assistant, you need to do these things so that you never miss any updates and it will help you with the following:

  • Update the drivers and it will search the best possible solution for the particular problem.
  • It can check your PC’s information including serial number, System board, System BIOS, CPU, GPU, RAM, Hard drive, and audio device.
  • It can also diagnose HP battery, hard drive, and network connectivity.


This is the 21st century and everything we do is interlinked with the technology. In fact, we are surrounded by machines and technologies more than humans. And yes, it is advancing day by day so does the human needs. So HP is developing new technologies to keep up with the requirements of people. However, if you are an HP Printer user then surely this guide will help you in printing and with the troubleshooting procedures too. Read this full article and if you still face any issues then contact the HP Customer support team for better guidance.

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