When you try to print anything from your printer, the task is assigned to the default printer set on your computer. Unless the default printer is your HP printer or unless you change the settings manually every time, your printing tasks will be assigned to another printer. This is why you might not be able to print and can’t move past “why my HP printer is offline”. So, what should you do to fix this issue? Well, the answer is After setting up your printer as default you can try printing again. Your issue must be resolved. However, if it does persist, try other solutions like re-establishing the printer connection. Reading your printer to the computer, updating drivers, etc.