HP Professional 5100 Specifications

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hp LaserJet 5100
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Contents
1 Printer Basics
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Printer Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Printer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Printer Parts and Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Accessories and Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Suggested Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Control Panel Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Control Panel Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Control Panel Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Configure the control panel display language (Optional) . . 15
Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Printer Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Software for Macintosh Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Software for Linux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2 Printing Tasks
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Selecting the Output Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Printing to the Top Output Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Printing to the Rear Output Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Loading Tray 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Loading Tray 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Loading the 500-Sheet Tray (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Printing Both Sides of Paper (Optional Duplexer) . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Printing Special Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Printing Letterhead, Prepunched, or Preprinted Paper . . . . 38
Printing Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Printing Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Printing Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Printing Rotated Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Printing Full-Bleed Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Printing Cards, Custom-Size and Heavy Paper . . . . . . . . . 47
Printing Vellum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Advanced Printing Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using Features in the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Customizing Tray 1 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Printing by Type and Size of Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Job Retention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Proofing and Holding a Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Printing a Private Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Storing a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
3 Printer Maintenance
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Performing Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Managing the Print Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
HP Policy on Non-HP Print Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Print Cartridge Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Print Cartridge Life Expectancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Continue Printing When Toner is Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
4 Problem Solving
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Clearing Jams from the Input Tray Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Clearing Jams from the Top Cover Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Clearing Jams from the Output Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Clearing Jams from the Optional Duplexer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Solving Repeated Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Understanding Printer Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Correcting Output Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Determining Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Troubleshooting Flowchart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Troubleshooting Flowchart for Macintosh Users . . . . . . . . 100
Linux Problem Solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Checking the Printer’s Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Menu Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
PCL or PS Font List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
A Specifications
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Paper Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Polyester media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Supported Sizes and Weights of Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Supported Types of Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-10
Vellum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-11
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Card Stock and Heavy Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-13
A-15
A-15
A-18
B Control Panel Menus
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Private/Stored Jobs Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Paper Handling Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Print Quality Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-6
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-8
Configuration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-11
I/O Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-16
EIO Menu (5100tn/5100dtn) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-18
Resets Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-20
C Printer Memory and Expansion
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
Installing a DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Checking Memory Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-5
Adjusting Memory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-6
Installing EIO Cards/Mass Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-8
D Printer Commands
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-1
Understanding PCL Printer Command Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . D-2
Combining Escape Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-3
Selecting PCL Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-4
Common PCL Printer Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D-5
E Embedded Web Server
To access the embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Home Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Device Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Networking Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E-1
E-2
E-3
E-4
Glossary
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Printer Basics
Overview
Congratulations on your purchase of an HP LaserJet 5100 series
printer. If you have not done so, see the start guide provided with
the printer for setup instructions.
Now that the printer is set up and ready to use, take a few moments
to get to know the printer. This chapter introduces the following:
• Features and benefits of the printer.
• Important printer parts and locations.
• Accessories and supplies available for the printer.
• The layout and basic operation of the printer’s control panel.
• Helpful printer software for increased printing flexibility.
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Printer Features and Benefits
Many of the printer’s features and benefits are outlined below.
Specific chapters contain more information on each feature. See
this guide’s index or contents to locate this information.
Wide Format Printing
Increased capability from your laser printer:
• Prints on paper sizes up to 312 x 470 mm (12.28 x 18.5 inches).
• Prints full bleed images (up to A3 size and 279 x 432 mm
[11 x 17 inches]) by printing images on larger paper that can be
trimmed to the edges.
High Print Quality
Professional results that meet the demands of complex documents:
• ProRes 1200 (true 1200 dpi) for highest quality graphics printing.
• FastRes 1200 for fast, high-quality image printing.
• HP UltraPrecise toner for high quality print.
High Performance
Faster printing for improved productivity:
• Prints 22 pages per minute (A4) or 21 pages per minute (Letter).
• 300 MHz RISC microprocessor.
• Prints the first page in less than 13 seconds.
Connectivity/Ease of Use
Easy to use and administer in a shared environment:
• Available HP JetDirect print server EIO cards with support for all
•
leading network operating systems.
Helpful printer software provided on a compact disc.
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Expandability
Ability to grow with the printing needs of workgroups:
• 3 built-in DIMM slots for memory expansion.
• Available flash and memory DIMM cards.
• Up to 208 MB maximum memory capability on the
•
•
HP LaserJet 5100, 224 MB maximum memory capability on the
HP LaserJet 5100tn and HP LaserJet 5100dtn.
2 EIO interface slots.
Available hard drive EIO card for storage of additional fonts and
forms.
Paper Handling
Versatile to meet a combination of user needs:
• 100 sheet multi-purpose tray.
• 250 sheet paper tray.
• 500 sheet universal paper feeder (standard on the
•
•
HP LaserJet 5100tn and 5100dtn models).
Up to 4 paper trays possible.
Optional duplex printing accessory for two-sided printing
(standard on the HP LaserJet 5100dtn model).
Best Value
Providing industry-leading value to customers:
• PostScriptä 3 emulation standard.
• 10,000 page print cartridge.
Euro Character ()
Equipping customers for a changing world market:
• This printer is currently enabled to print the all-new euro character.
•
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HP is committed to maximizing document portability through
supporting and promoting euro symbol standards.
To learn more about printing the euro character, visit HP’s
LaserJet euro website at http://www.hp.com/go/laserjeteuro.
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Environmental Features
• EconoMode uses approximately 50% less toner, which extends
•
the life of the print cartridge (HP does not recommend full-time
use of EconoMode)
PowerSave setting saves energy (meets ENERGY STAR
guidelines)
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Printer Information
Congratulations on your purchase of the HP LaserJet 5100 series
printer! This printer is available in three configurations, as described
below.
HP LaserJet 5100 printer
The HP LaserJet 5100 printer (product number: Q1860A) is a
22 pages per minute (ppm) laser printer that comes standard with
a 100-sheet multi-purpose Tray 1, a 250-sheet Tray 2, and 16 MB
of memory. It is designed for workgroups and can print on paper
sizes up to A3 and 11 x 17 (279 x 432 mm).
HP LaserJet 5100tn printer
The HP LaserJet 5100tn printer (product number: Q1861A) is a
22 ppm laser printer that comes standard with a 100-sheet
multi-purpose Tray 1, a 250-sheet Tray 2, a 500-sheet Tray 3, 32 MB
of memory, and an HP Jetdirect print server for connecting to a fast
Ethernet (10/100Base-TX) network. It is designed for network users
and can print on paper sizes up to A3 and 11 x 17 (279 x 432 mm).
HP LaserJet 5100dtn printer
The HP LaserJet 5100dtn printer (product number: Q1862A) is a
22 ppm laser printer that comes standard with a 100-sheet
multi-purpose Tray 1, a 250-sheet Tray 2, a 500-sheet Tray 3, 32 MB
of memory, an HP Jetdirect print server for connecting to a fast
Ethernet (10/100Base-TX) network, an embedded Web server
DIMM for remote printer management, and a duplex (two-sided)
printing accessory. The printer is designed for network users and
can print on paper sizes up to A3 and 11 x 17 (279 x 432 mm).
The illustrations in this guide will be based on the HP LaserJet 5100
printer unless otherwise stated.
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A variety of configurations are possible with the optional trays:
Figure 1
Note
Optional Tray Configurations
A duplexer can be added to any of these configurations and is
placed under Tray 2.
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Printer Parts and Locations
Paper stop
Top output bin
Control
panel and
display
Top cover
Product and
serial numbers
(located on the
underside of
the top cover)
Tray 1
(100-sheet)
Tray 2
(250-sheet)
Paper level
indicator
Paper size indicator
(set with dial inside tray)
Rear door
(paper jam access)
Latches (to open rear door)
Rear output bin
(straight-through
paper path)
Power
switch
Power
connector
Network, I/O, or optional
hard disk (EIO slots)
Figure 2
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Parallel interface
connector
Printer Parts (front and rear views)
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Accessories and Supplies
You can increase the capabilities of the printer with optional
accessories and supplies.
Use accessories and supplies specifically designed for the printer
to ensure optimum performance.
Note
The printer supports two enhanced input/output (EIO) cards. Other
accessories and options are available. For ordering information, see
the following page.
Suggested Accessories
HP JetDirect
print server EIO
card
Duplex Printing
Accessory
(or duplexer, for
2-sided printing)
Optional
hard disk
EIO card
Memory or
Flash DIMM
250-sheet
feeder and tray
500-sheet
feeder and tray
Figure 3
Optional Accessories
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Ordering Information
Use only accessories specifically designed for this printer. To order
an accessory, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
Printing Supplies
Paper Handling
Ordering Information
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Item
Description or Use
Part Number
500-Sheet Paper Feeder
and Tray
Paper feeder and one 500-sheet
tray.
Q1866A
250-Sheet Paper Feeder
and Tray
Paper feeder and one 250-sheet
tray.
Q1865A
Duplex Printing Accessory
(duplexer)
Allows automatic printing on both
sides of paper.
Q1864A
250-Sheet Replacement
Tray
Replacement or additional paper
tray.
RG5-7081-000
CN
500-Sheet Replacement
Tray
Replacement or additional paper
tray.
RG5-7164-000
CN
HP Multipurpose Paper
HP brand paper for a variety of uses
(1 box of 10 reams, 500 sheets
each). To order a sample, in the U.S.
call 1-800-471-4701.
HPM1120
HP LaserJet Paper
Premium HP brand paper for use
with HP LaserJet printers (1 box of
10 reams, 500 sheets each). To
order a sample, in the U.S. call
1-800-471-4701.
HPJ1124
HP LaserJet Recycled
Paper
HP brand recycled paper for a
variety of uses. 500 sheets. To order
a sample, in the U.S. call
1-800-471-4701.
E1120
Print Cartridge
(10,000 pages)
Replacement HP UltraPrecise print
cartridge.
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Documentation
Cable and Interface
Accessories
Memory, Fonts, and Mass Storage
Ordering Information (Continued)
Item
Description or Use
Dual In-line Memory
Module (DIMM)
Boosts the ability of the printer to
handle large print jobs (maximum
208 or 224 MB with HP brand
DIMMs):
SDRAM DIMM
16 MB
32 MB
64 MB
Flash DIMM
Permanent storage for fonts and
forms:
Part Number
C7843A
C7845A
C9680A
2 MB
4 MB
C4286A
C4287A
Embedded Web server
(EWS) DIMM
Used to enable the EWS for remote
printer management.
C9129B
Optional Hard Disk
Permanent storage for fonts and
forms. Also used to enable HP
Transmit Once technology.
J6054A
Parallel Cables
2 Meter IEEE-1284 cable
3 Meter IEEE-1284 cable
C2950A
C2951A
Enhanced I/O Cards
Ethernet RJ-45 and BNC,
LocalTalk
Token Ring RJ-45 and DB-9
10/100 Base-TX RJ-45 only
J3111A
HP LaserJet Printer Family
Print Media Guide
A guide to using paper and other
print media with HP LaserJet
printers.
5963-7863
PCL 5/PJL Technical
Reference Documentation
CD
A guide to using printer commands
with HP LaserJet printers.
5961-0976
HP LaserJet 5100, 5100tn,
and 5100dtn Printers Start
Guide
An additional copy of the start guide.
Q1860-90901
(English)
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J6057A
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Maintenance
Ordering Information (Continued)
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Item
Description or Use
Printer Maintenance Kit
Contains user-replaceable parts
and instructions for routine printer
maintenance.
Part Number
110 V printer:
new
exchange
Q1860-67902
Q1860-69002
220 V printer:
new
exchange
Q1860-67903
Q1860-69003
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Control Panel Layout
The printer’s control panel consists of the following:
READY
2-line display
Ready
Data
Go
Attention
Menu
Item
- Value +
Cancel
Job
Figure 4
Select
Control Panel Layout
Control Panel Lights
Light
Indication
Ready
The printer is ready to print.
Data
The printer is processing information.
Attention
Action is required. See the control panel display.
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Control Panel Keys
Key
Function
[Go]
• Places the printer either online or offline.
• Prints any data residing in the printer’s buffer.
• Allows the printer to resume printing after being offline. Clears most
printer messages and places the printer online.
• Allows the printer to continue printing with an error message such as
TRAY x LOAD [TYPE] [SIZE] or UNEXPECTED PAPER SIZE.
• Confirms a manual feed request if Tray 1 is loaded and TRAY 1
MODE=CASSETTE has been set from the Paper Handling Menu in the
printer’s control panel.
• Overrides a manual feed request from Tray 1 by selecting paper from the
next available tray.
• Exits the control panel menus. (To save a selected control panel setting,
first press [Select].)
[Cancel Job]
Cancels the print job that the printer is processing. The time it takes to cancel
depends on the size of the print job. (Press it only once.)
[Menu]
Cycles through the control panel menus. Press the right end of the button
to move forward or the left end of the button to move backward.
[Item]
Cycles through the selected menu’s items. Press the right end of the button
to move forward or the left end of the button to move backward.
[- Value +]
Cycles through the selected menu item’s values. Press [+] to move forward
or [-] to move backward.
[Select]
• Saves the selected value for that item. An asterisk (*) appears next to the
selection, indicating that it is the new default. Default settings remain
when the printer is switched off or reset (unless you reset all factory
defaults from the Resets Menu).
• Prints one of the printer information pages from the control panel.
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Control Panel Menus
For a complete list of control panel items and possible values, see
page B-1.
Press [Menu] for access to all control panel menus. When
additional trays or other accessories are installed in the printer, new
menu items automatically appear.
To change a control panel setting:
1
2
3
4
Press [Menu] until the desired menu appears.
Press [Item] until the desired item appears.
Press [- Value +] until the desired setting appears.
Press [Select] to save the selection. An asterisk (*) appears next
to the selection in the display, indicating that it is now the default.
5 Press [Go] to exit the menu.
Note
Settings in the printer driver and software application override
control panel settings. (Software application settings override
printer driver settings.)
If you cannot access a menu or item, it is either not an option for
the printer, or your network administrator has locked the function.
(The control panel reads ACCESS DENIED MENUS LOCKED.) See your
network administrator.
To print a control panel menu map:
To see the current settings for all of the menus and items available
in the control panel, print a control panel menu map.
1 Press [Menu] until INFORMATION MENU appears.
2 Press [Item] until PRINT MENU MAP appears.
3 Press [Select] to print the menu map.
You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference.
The content of the menu map varies, depending on the options
currently installed in the printer.
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Configure the control panel display language
(Optional)
By default, the control panel on the printer displays messages in
English. If necessary, set the printer to display messages and print
configuration pages in another supported language.
1 Turn the printer off.
2 Hold down [Select] while turning on the printer.
3 When SELECT LANGUAGE appears in the LED display, release
[Select].
4 After the printer has finished initializing, LANGUAGE = ENGLISH will
appear in the LED display.
5 When LANGUAGE = ENGLISH appears in the display, press
[- VALUE +] to scroll through the available languages.
6 Press [Select] to save the desired language as the new default.
7 Press [Go] to return to READY.
8 To activate your new language choice, turn the printer off and then
turn the printer on.
9 The LED display text should now appear in the selected language.
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For Japanese, Turkish, Czech, Russian, Hungarian, and Polish,
language selection will change the default symbol set for the specific
language. For all other languages, the default symbol set is PC-8.
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Printer Software
The printer comes with helpful software on a compact disc. See the
start guide for installation instructions.
Check the ReadMe file provided on the compact disc for additional
software included and supported languages.
Note
Windows
Client
Windows Software
Drivers
Macintosh
Client
Macintosh Software
PPDs
HP LaserJet Utility
Figure 5
Printer Software
The printer drivers provided on the compact disc must be installed
to take full advantage of the printer’s features. The other software
programs are recommended, but are not required for operation. See
the ReadMe file for more information.
The most recent drivers, additional drivers, and other software are
available from the Internet. Depending on the configuration of
Windows-driven computers, the installation program for the printer
software automatically checks the computer for Internet access to
obtain the latest software. If you do not have access to the Internet,
see the telephone support flyer included with the printer to obtain
the most recent software.
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Printer Drivers
Printer drivers access the printer features and allow the computer
to communicate with the printer (via a printer language).
Note
Check the ReadMe file provided on the compact disc for additional
software included and supported languages.
Certain printer features are available only from the PCL 6 driver.
See the printer software help for availability of features.
Drivers Included with the Printer
The following printer drivers are included with the printer. The most
recent drivers are available on the Internet. Depending on the
configuration of Windows computers, the installation program for
the printer software automatically checks the computer for Internet
access to obtain the latest drivers.
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Me2
Windows NT® 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Macintosh computer
PCL 5e
PCL 6
PS1
PPDs are included (page 21).
1.PostScript (PS) printer driver
2.Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition
Within the computer installation program, select Typical Install to
install the PCL 5e, PCL 6, and PS drivers. Select Custom Install
to install only the software you prefer, or if you are a network
administrator. Select Minimum Install to install only the PCL 6
driver for basic printing.
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Additional Drivers
You can obtain the following printer drivers by downloading them
from the Internet, or by requesting them from an HP-authorized
service or support provider. (See the telephone support flyer
included with the printer.)
• OS/2 PCL/PCL 6 printer driver*
• OS/2 PS printer driver*
• AutoCAD™ (Rev. 15 compatible Windows printer driver available
on the compact disc. Rev. 14 printer driver available with
HP LaserJet 5100 printer drivers (http://www,hp.com/lj5100).)
*The OS/2 drivers are also available from IBM, and are packaged
with OS/2.
Note
If the desired printer driver is not on the compact disc or is not listed
here, check the software application’s installation disks or ReadMe
files to see if they include support for the printer. If not, contact the
software manufacturer or distributor and request a driver for the
printer.
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Software for Windows
Use the Typical Install or Custom Install option to install the HP
software. (This includes several printer drivers. For more
information, see page 17.)
Note
Network Administrators: If the printer is attached to a network,
before you can print, the printer must be configured for that network
using HP Web JetAdmin or similar network software. (See the start
guide.)
Access the Windows Printer Driver
To configure the driver, access it in one of the following ways:
Temporarily Change Settings
(from a software application)
Change Default Settings
(across all applications)
Windows 95,
Windows 98, and
Windows Me
From the File menu, click Print,
and then click Setup or
Properties. (The actual steps can
vary; this is the most common
method.)
Click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Printers.
Right-click the printer icon, and
select Properties.
Windows NT 4.0
From the File menu, click Print,
and then click Setup or
Properties. (The actual steps can
vary; this is the most common
method.)
Click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Printers.
Right-click the printer icon, and
select Document Defaults or
Properties.
Windows 2000
From the File menu, click Print,
and then click Setup or
Properties. (The actual steps can
vary; this is the most common
method.)
Click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Printers.
Right-click the printer icon, and
select Printing Preferences or
Properties.
Windows XP
From the File menu, click Print,
and then click Setup or
Properties. (The actual steps can
vary; this is the most common
method.)
Click the Start button, point to
Printers and Faxes. Right-click
the printer icon, and select
Properties
Operating System
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Settings in the printer driver and software application override
control panel settings. (Software application settings override
printer driver settings.)
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Choose the Right Driver for Your Needs
Choose a printer driver based on the way you use the printer.
• Use the PCL 6 driver to take full advantage of the printer’s
features. Unless backward compatibility with previous PCL
drivers or older printers is necessary, the PCL 6 driver is
recommended.
• Use the PCL 5e driver if you want print results to look comparable
to those from older printers. Certain features are not available in
this driver. (Do not use the PCL 5e driver provided with this printer
with older printers.)
• Use the PS driver for compatibility with PostScript 3 needs.
Certain features are not available in this driver.
The printer automatically switches between PS and PCL printer
languages.
Printer Driver Help
Each printer driver has help screens that can be activated either
from the Help button, the F1 key, or a question mark symbol in the
upper right corner in the printer driver (depending on the Windows
operating system used). These help screens give detailed
information about the specific driver. Printer driver help is separate
from the software application help.
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Software for Macintosh Computers
PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs)
Mac OS 8.6 tp 9.x, Mac OS X classic, and Mac OS X use PPDs.
PPDs, in combination with the LaserWriter driver, access the printer
features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer.
An installation program for the PPDs and other software is provided
on the compact disc. Use the LaserWriter printer driver that comes
with the computer. (The LaserWriter driver is also available from
Apple.)
Print Dialog Extensions (PDEs) (Mac OS X only)
PDEs are code plug-ins that provide access to printer features, such
as number of copies, duplexing, and quality settings. An installation
program for the PDEs is provided on the compact disc.
HP LaserJet Utility
HP LaserJet Utility allows control of features that are not available
in the driver. The illustrated screens make selecting printer features
from the Macintosh computer easier than ever. Use the HP LaserJet
Utility to do the following:
• Customize the printer’s control panel messages.
• Name the printer, assign it to a zone on the network, download
files and fonts, and change most of the printer settings.
• Set a password for the printer.
• From the computer, lock out functions on the printer’s control
panel to prevent unauthorized access. (See the printer software
help.)
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HP Web Jetadmin
Download HP Web Jetadmin from the HP Web site
(http://www.hp.com/cposupport/software.html). This web-based
driver-administration software should be installed on a server. The
following systems are supported:
• Windows 95
• Windows 98
• Windows Me
• Windows NT
• Windows 2000
• Windows XP
• HP-UX*
• OS/2*
*The software for these systems is not included on the compact disc
with the printer, but is available from the Internet. If you do not have
access to the Internet, see the telephone support flyer included with
the printer to obtain this software.
Software for Linux
For information about Linux support for the printer, see the HP Linux
support homepage: http://hp.sourceforge.net/.
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2
Printing Tasks
Overview
This chapter presents basic printing tasks, such as:
• Selecting the output bin.
• Loading the trays.
• Printing on both sides of paper with the optional duplexer.
• Printing on special paper, such as letterhead and envelopes.
This chapter also introduces some advanced printing tasks, to
help you take full advantage of the printer’s features. These tasks
are “advanced” because they require you to change settings from
a software application, the printer driver, or the printer’s control
panel.
• The printer driver allows you to:
• Create Quick Sets to save the printer’s setup information for
different kinds of print jobs.
• Print pages with a watermark in the background.
• Print the first page of a document on a different kind of paper
than the rest of the pages.
• Print multiple pages on one sheet of paper.
• Store, Quick Copy, and proof and hold print jobs.
(See “Using Features in the Printer Driver” on page 43.)
• Tray 1 can be used in several different ways. See “Customizing
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Tray 1 Operation” on page 45.
If you frequently use several kinds of paper or share the printer
with others, print by type and size to ensure that print jobs always
print on the desired paper. See “Printing by Type and Size of
Paper” on page 47.
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Selecting the Output Bin
The printer has two output locations: the rear output bin and the top
output bin. To use the top output bin, be sure the rear output bin is
closed. To use the rear output bin, open it.
The following table shows the minimum and maximum sizes of
paper supported in the output bins.
Width
Top Output Bin
Rear Output Bin
From 3.9 to 11.7 inches wide
(100 to 297 mm wide)
From 3 to 12.28 inches wide
(76 to 312 mm wide)
Length
From 5 to 18.5 inches long
(127 to 470 mm long)
Guidelines
• If paper coming out of the top output bin has problems, such as
excessive curl, try printing to the rear output bin.
• To avoid paper jams, do not open or close the rear output bin
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•
while the printer is printing.
Do not print envelopes, labels, paper wider than 11.7 inches
(297 mm) wide, small custom-size paper, postcards, or light or
heavy paper to the top output bin.
For printing stacks of large paper only, the paper stop on the top
output bin prevents long paper from being pushed over the edge
of the printer.
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Printing to the Top Output Bin
The top output bin collects paper face-down, in correct order. The
top output bin should be used for most print jobs and is
recommended for printing the following:
• over 50 sheets of paper, continuously
• transparencies
Figure 6
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Top Output Bin
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Printing to the Rear Output Bin
The printer always prints to the rear output bin if it is open. Paper
comes out of the printer face-up, with the last page on top.
To open the rear output bin, grasp the handle at the top of the bin
and pull the bin down. Slide out the first extension, then flip open
the second extension if necessary.
Printing from Tray 1 to the rear output bin provides the straightest
paper path. Opening the rear output bin might improve output quality
with the following:
• envelopes
• labels
• paper wider than 11.7 inches (297 mm) or less than 3.9 inches
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•
•
Note
(100 mm) wide
small custom-size paper
postcards
paper lighter than 16 lb (60 g/m2) or heavier than 28 lb (105 g/m2)
Opening the rear output bin disables the optional duplexer (if
installed) and the top output bin.
Figure 7
Rear Output Bin
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Adjust the Paper Stop
For printing stacks of large paper only,
the paper stop on the top output bin
prevents long paper from being pushed
over the edge of the printer.
1 Push in the center of the paper stop
to release it.
2 Pull the paper stop out until it stops.
3 Flip up the end section.
4 Adjust the paper stop to the desired
size.
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Loading Tray 1
Note
To avoid paper jams, do not load trays
while the printer is printing.
Tray 1 is a multi-purpose tray that holds
a variety of paper, including up to
100 sheets of paper, 10 envelopes, or
20 index cards. The printer might pull
paper from Tray 1 first. To change this,
see page 45. For supported sizes of
paper, see page A-4.
1 Open Tray 1 and pull out the tray
extension.
2 If the paper being loaded is longer
than 9 in (229 mm), flip open the
second tray extension.
3 Set the side guides to the desired
size.
4 Load Tray 1. Paper should fit under
the arrows and tabs on the guides.
For correct orientation, see
page 32.
• For example, load letter, A4, A5,
Executive, and B5 size paper with
the long edge toward the printer.
• Load other sizes of paper with the
short edge toward the printer.
5 Make sure the guides touch the
edges of the paper without bending
it.
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Loading Tray 2
The following instructions are for
loading Tray 2 or an optional 250-sheet
paper tray. For supported sizes of
paper, see page A-5.
Note
To avoid paper jams, do not load trays
while the printer is printing.
1 Pull the tray completely out of the
printer. Lift the tray cover.
2 Rotate the dial in the tray so the
printer will read the correct size of
paper. The toggle switch accesses
more sizes. An error might occur if
the dial is not set properly.
Note
Setting the dial adjusts the printer’s
sensors. It does not adjust the guides
inside the tray.
3 Make sure the paper size setting
matches the size of paper loaded, or
the printer might jam or other errors
might occur.
4 Tilt the blue rear guide toward the
front of the tray to detach it.
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B
A
A
5 Align the rear guide with the desired
paper size. With the guide angled
slightly toward the front of the tray,
insert the two front tabs (A) into the
appropriate holes. Push the guide
upright, snapping the center tab (B)
into place.
The guide must always be placed
correctly in the tray (even for 11 x 17
or A3 paper).
6 Adjust the side guides to the proper
size.
7 Load the tray. For correct
orientation, see page 32.
8 Make sure the paper is flat in the tray
at all four corners and below the tabs
on the guides.
9 Close the tray cover. Slide the tray
back into the printer.
Note
If you want to print by type and size of
paper from the printer driver, configure
the tray settings in the printer’s control
panel to match the type of paper loaded
in each tray (page 47).
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Loading the 500-Sheet Tray (Optional)
The following instructions are for
loading standard sizes in a 500-sheet
tray (optional). For supported sizes of
paper, see page A-6. To load
custom-sizes, see page 47.
Note
To avoid paper jams, do not load trays
while the printer is printing.
1 Pull the tray completely out of the
printer and place it on a flat surface.
2 Squeeze the release on the back of
the rear paper guide. Slide the guide
to the desired paper size.
3 Squeeze the release on the outside
of the left guide and adjust the left
and right guides to match the width
of the paper. The guides should
touch the paper without bending it.
4 Load the tray. For correct
orientation, see page 39.
5 Make sure the paper is flat in the tray
at all four corners and below the tabs
on the guides.
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6aWhen loading a full stack of media,
continue to step 6B. Otherwise,
proceed to step 7.
6bAlign the tension lever up or down
to match the symbol displayed in
the tension indicator window.
7 To prevent jams, rotate the dial in the
tray so the printer will read the
correct size of paper. The toggle
switch accesses more sizes. An
error might occur if the dial is not set
properly.
8 Slide the tray into the printer.
Note
If you want to print by type and size of
paper from the printer driver, configure
the tray settings in the printer’s control
panel to match the type of paper loaded
in each tray (page 57).
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Printing Both Sides of Paper (Optional
Duplexer)
The printer can automatically print on both sides of paper with an
optional duplex printing accessory (duplexer). This is called
duplexing. To order optional accessories, see page 9.
Note
See the documentation included with the duplexer for complete
installation and setup instructions. Duplexing might require
additional memory (page C-1).
The duplexer supports sizes from 5.8 by 8.3 inches (148 by
210 mm) to 11.7 by 17 inches (297 by 432 mm).
Prepunched paper should be printed in a rotated direction for
2-sided printing (page 44).
Rear
Duplex
Door
Duplexer Rear
Section
Duplexer
Base
Figure 8
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Printer with the Optional Duplexer
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Guidelines for Printing Both Sides of Paper
Caution
Do not print on both sides of labels, transparencies, envelopes,
vellum, or paper heavier than 28 lb (105 g/m2). Damage to the
printer and paper jamming might result.
WARNING!
To avoid personal injury and damage to the printer, do not lift the
printer with the duplexer installed. Before relocating the printer,
separate the duplexer and optional trays from the printer.
• You might need to configure the printer driver to recognize the
duplexer. (See the printer software help for details.)
• To print on both sides of paper, make the selection from the
•
•
•
software or printer driver. (See the printer software help.)
If the printer driver does not have this option, change the Duplex
setting from the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel
to DUPLEX=ON. Also in the Paper Handling Menu, set Binding to
long edge or short edge. (For more information, see page 37.)
Be sure that Tray 2 is in place with its cover down. (The paper
passes over this cover when duplexing.)
Close the rear output bin to use the duplexer (page 24). Opening
the rear output bin disables the duplexer.
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Separating the Printer from the Duplexer
Before you lift the printer, always separate the printer from the
duplexer.
1 Slide the rear section of the duplexer away from the printer.
2 Lift the printer off the duplexer.
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Paper Orientation for Printing Both Sides of Paper
The duplexer prints the second side of paper first, so paper such as
letterhead, prepunched, and preprinted paper need to be oriented
as shown in Figure 9.
Tray 1
Figure 9
All other trays
Paper Orientation for Printing Both Sides of Paper
For Tray 1, load the first side facing down.
• Load letter, A4, A5, Executive, and B5 paper with the top, short
edge toward the right.
• Load other sizes with the top, short edge toward the printer.
For all other trays, load the first side facing up.
• Load letter, A4, A5, Executive, and B5 paper with the top, short
•
edge toward the right.
Load other sizes with the top, short edge toward the front of the
tray.
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Layout Options for Printing Both Sides of Paper
The four print orientation options are shown below. These options
can be selected from the printer driver or from the printer’s control
panel (set BINDING from the Paper Handling Menu and
ORIENTATION from the Printing Menu).
1. Long-edge
portrait
2. Long-edge
landscape
3. Short-edge
portrait
4. Short-edge
landscape
Figure 10
Layout Options for Printing Both Sides of Paper
1. Long-edge portrait
This is the default printer setting, and the most common layout
used, with every printed image oriented right side up. Facing
pages are read from top to bottom on the left page, then from
top to bottom on the right page.
2. Long-edge landscape
This layout is often used in accounting, data processing, and
spreadsheet applications. Every other printed image is oriented
upside-down. Facing pages are read continuously from top to
bottom.
3. Short-edge portrait
This layout is often used with clipboards. Every other printed
image is oriented upside-down. Facing pages are read
continuously from top to bottom.
4. Short-edge landscape
Each printed image is oriented right side up. Facing pages are
read from top to bottom on the left page, then from top to bottom
on the right page.
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Printing Special Paper
Special paper includes letterhead, prepunched (including 3-hole
punched), envelopes, labels, transparencies, full-bleed images,
rotated paper, index cards, postcards, custom-size, and heavy
paper.
Printing Letterhead, Prepunched, or
Preprinted Paper
When printing letterhead, prepunched, or preprinted paper, it is
important to load the trays with the correct orientation.
Note
Paper orientation is different when you print with an optional
duplexer (page 36).
It may be necessary to print prepunched paper in a rotated
orientation (page 44).
Printing in portrait or landscape mode is usually selected from the
software application or printer driver. If the option is not available,
change the Orientation setting from the Printing Menu in the
printer’s control panel (page B-9).
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Paper Orientation
Figure 11
Paper Orientation for Tray 1
• Load letter, A4, A5, Executive, and B5 paper with the
•
side-to-be-printed facing up, and the top, short edge toward the
right.
Load other sizes of paper with the side-to-be-printed facing up,
and the top, short edge toward the printer.
Figure 12
Paper Orientation for All Other Trays
• Load letter, A4, A5, Executive, and B5 paper with the
•
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side-to-be-printed facing down, and the top, short edge toward
the right.
Load other sizes with the side-to-be-printed facing down, and the
top, short edge toward the front of the tray.
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Printing Envelopes
Many types of envelopes can be printed from Tray 1. (Up to 10 can
be stacked in the tray.) Printing performance depends on the
construction of the envelope. Always test a few sample envelopes
before purchasing a large quantity.
• Set margins at least 0.6 inch (15 mm) from the edge of the
envelope.
• To minimize curl and wrinkling, always print envelopes to the rear
output bin.
When you print large numbers of envelopes and standard paper,
for best printing performance print paper first, then envelopes. To
alternate paper and envelopes, from the Configuration Menu in the
printer’s control panel select SMALL PAPER SPEED=SLOW.
WARNING!
Never use envelopes with coated linings, exposed self-stick
adhesives, or other synthetic materials. These items can emit
noxious fumes.
Caution
Envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, exposed
self-stick adhesives, or other synthetic materials can severely
damage the printer.
To avoid jamming and possible printer damage, never try to print on
both sides of an envelope.
Before you load envelopes, make sure they are flat and not
damaged or stuck together. Do not use envelopes with
pressure-sensitive adhesive. (For envelope specifications, see
page A-9.)
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Loading Envelopes in Tray 1
1 Open Tray 1 and pull out the tray
extension. If the envelopes are
longer than 9 inches (229 mm), flip
open the second tray extension.
2 Open the rear output bin and pull out
the tray extension. (This reduces
envelope curl and wrinkling.)
3 Load up to 10 envelopes in the
center of Tray 1 with the
side-to-be-printed facing up, and the
postage-end toward the front of the
tray. Slide the envelopes into the
printer as far as they will go without
forcing them.
4 Adjust the guides to touch the
envelope stack without bending the
envelopes. Make sure the
envelopes fit under the tabs on the
guides.
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Printing Labels
Use only labels recommended for use in laser printers.
Multi-thickness labels and labels that do not stack flat might print
better rotated. To print rotated paper, see page 37. Make sure that
labels meet the specifications for the input tray you use (page A-8).
Do:
• Print a stack of 50 labels from Tray 1 or a stack of 50 to 100 labels
•
•
from other trays.
For proper page orientation when printing labels, see page 32.
Try opening the rear output bin (page 26) to prevent curl and other
problems.
Figure 13
Printing Labels
Do not:
Caution
Failure to follow these instructions can damage the printer.
• Do not load the trays to capacity because labels are heavier than
•
•
•
•
paper.
Do not use labels that are separating from the backing sheet,
wrinkled, or damaged in any way.
Do not use labels that have the backing sheet exposed. (Labels
must cover the entire backing sheet with no exposed spaces.)
Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once.
The adhesive backing is designed for only one pass through the
printer.
Do not print on both sides of labels.
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Printing Transparencies
Use only transparencies recommended for use in laser printers. For
transparency specifications, see page A-8.
• Load transparencies in Tray 1 with the side-to-be printed facing
•
•
up and the top edge toward the right.
To prevent transparencies from becoming too hot or sticking
together, use the top output bin by closing the rear output bin
(page 25). Remove each transparency from the output bin before
printing another.
Place transparencies on a flat surface to cool after removing them
from the printer.
Figure 14
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Printing Transparencies
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Printing Rotated Paper
The printer can print letter, A4, A5, Executive, and B5 (JIS) in a
rotated orientation (short-edge first) from Tray 1. The printer can
print letter and A4 in a rotated orientation from a 500-sheet tray.
Rotated paper prints slower. Some types of paper feed better
rotated, such as prepunched paper (especially printed on both sides
with the optional duplexer) or labels that do not stack flat.
Tray 1:
1 From the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel,
select TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE.
2 Also from the Paper Handling Menu, select LTR-R, A4-R, A5-R,
EXEC-R, or JB5-R as the Tray 1 size.
3 Load paper with the side-to-be printed facing up, and the top,
short-edge toward the printer.
4 In the printer driver or software application select the paper size
as you normally would and select Tray 1.
Figure 15
Printing Rotated Paper from Tray 1
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500-Sheet Tray:
1 Rotate the dial inside the front of the tray to the correct paper size.
2 Load paper with the side-to-be printed facing down, and the top,
short-edge toward the front of the tray.
3 In the printer driver or software application select the size and
location of the rotated paper.
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Printing Rotated Paper from the 500-Sheet Tray
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Printing Full-Bleed Images
Full-bleed images extend from edge to edge of the page. To achieve
this effect, use larger paper, then trim its edges to the desired size.
Caution
Never print directly to the edge of paper. This causes toner to
accumulate inside the printer, which may affect print quality and
damage the printer. Print on paper up to 12.28 by 18.5 in (312 by
470 mm), leaving margins on all four sides of at least .08 inch
(2 mm).
Note
When printing paper wider than 11.7 inches (297 mm), always use
the rear output bin. Do not use the optional duplexer when printing
this size of paper.
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Printing Cards, Custom-Size and Heavy
Paper
Custom-size paper can be printed from Tray 1 or the optional
500-sheet tray. For paper specifications, see page A-2.
Tray
Minimum Size
Maximum Size
Tray 1
3 by 5 inches
(76 by 127 mm)
12.28 by 18.5 inches
(312 by 470 mm)
Optional 500-Sheet Tray
5.8 by 8.2 inches
(148 by 210 mm)
11.7 by 16.5 inches
(297 by 419 mm)
OR
11 x 17 inches
(280 by 432 mm)
The maximum paper weight is 53 lb (199 g/m2) from Tray 1 and
28 lb (105 g/m2) from the 500-sheet tray.
Note
Heavy paper and very small or very large custom-size paper should
be printed from Tray 1 to the rear output bin. Open the rear output
bin to use it (page 26).
The printer’s control panel can be set for one custom size at a time.
Do not load more than one size of custom paper into the printer.
When you print large numbers of small or narrow media and
standard paper, for best printing performance print paper first, then
the small or narrow media. To alternate paper and small or narrow
media, from the Configuration Menu in the printer’s control panel
select SMALL PAPER SPEED=SLOW.
For information on setting custom paper sizes, see page 40.
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Loading Custom-Size Paper in the 500-Sheet Tray
The following instructions are for
loading custom-sizes in a 500-sheet
tray (optional). For supported sizes of
paper, see page A-6. To load standard
sizes, see page 31.
Note
To avoid paper jams, do not load trays
while the printer is printing.
1 Pull the tray completely out of the
printer and place it on a flat surface.
2 Load the tray.
3 Squeeze the release on the back of
the rear paper guide. Slide the rear
guide against the edge of the paper.
The front corners of the paper
should be lined up with the marks on
the front side guide’s tabs.
4 Squeeze the release on the outside
of the left guide and adjust the left
and right guides to match the width
of the paper. The front corners of the
paper should be below the tabs on
the guides, and the edges should be
lined up with the markings on the
tabs. The guides should touch the
paper without bending it.
5 Make sure the paper is flat in the tray
at all four corners and below the tabs
on the guides.
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6aWhen loading a full stack of media,
continue to step 6B. Otherwise,
proceed to step 7.
6bAlign the tension lever up or down
to match the symbol displayed in
the tension indicator window.
7 To prevent jams, rotate the dial in the
tray to Custom. The toggle switch
accesses more sizes. An error might
occur if the dial is not set properly.
8 Slide the tray into the printer.
Note
If you want to print by type and size of
paper from the printer driver, configure
the tray settings in the printer’s control
panel to match the type of paper loaded
in each tray (page 57).
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Guidelines for Printing Custom-Size Paper
• Do not attempt to print on paper smaller than 3 inches (76 mm)
•
wide or 5 inches (127 mm) long.
Set page margins at least .17 inch (4.23 mm) away from the
edges.
Setting Custom Paper Sizes
When custom paper is loaded, size settings need to be selected
from the software application (the preferred method), the printer
driver, and from the printer’s control panel.
Note
All settings in the printer driver and software application (except
configuring custom paper sizes) override control panel settings.
(Software application settings override printer driver settings.) The
control panel must be set if the PCL 5e driver is used, or custom
paper is loaded long-edge first (X is longer than Y).
Tray 1
X edge
Y edge
X edge
Y edge
Optional 500-Sheet Tray
Figure 17
Printing Custom-Size Paper
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If the settings are not available from the software, set the custom
paper size from the control panel:
1 From the Printing Menu set CONFIGURE CUSTOM PAPER=YES.
2 From the Printing Menu, select inches or millimeters as the unit
of measurement.
3 From the Printing Menu, set the X dimension (the front edge of
the paper) as shown in Figure 17. The X dimension can be 3 to
12.28 inches (76 to 312 mm) for Tray 1 or 8.2 to 11.7 inches (148
to 297 mm) for the 500-sheet tray (optional). Set the Y dimension
(the side edge of the paper) as shown in Figure 17. The Y
dimension can be 5 to 18.5 inches (127 to 470 mm) for Tray 1 or
5.8 to 17 inches (210 to 432 mm) for the 500-sheet tray (optional).
4 If custom paper is loaded into Tray 1 and TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE,
then set TRAY 1 SIZE=CUSTOM from the Paper Handling Menu in
the printer’s control panel. See “Customizing Tray 1 Operation” on
page 45.
If custom paper is loaded in the optional 500-sheet tray, be sure
the paper size dial is set to Custom.
5 In the software, select Custom as the paper size.
For example, if the custom paper is 8 by 10 inches (203 by 254 mm),
set X=8 inches and Y=10 inches (X=203 millimeters and Y=254
millimeters).
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Printing Vellum
Vellum is special lightweight paper similar to parchment. Print
vellum from Tray 1 only, and open the rear output bin. Do not print
on both sides of vellum.
1 Load vellum with the side-to-be-printed facing up and the top,
short edge toward the right.
2 Open the rear output bin.
3 From the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel, set
TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE.
4 From the printer driver, set the type of paper for Tray 1 to vellum,
and select paper by type. For details on selecting by type of paper,
see page 47.
Figure 18
Printing Vellum
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Advanced Printing Tasks
This section will help you take full advantage of the printer’s features.
These tasks are “advanced” because they require you to change
settings from the printer’s control panel or the printer driver.
Using Features in the Printer Driver
When you print from a software application, many of the printer’s
features are available from the printer driver. To access Windows
printer drivers, see page 16.
Note
HP PCL 5e, PCL 6, PS, and Macintosh drivers are slightly different.
Check the drivers for available options. The PCL 6 driver takes full
advantage of the printer’s features.
Settings in the printer driver and software application override
control panel settings. (Software application settings override
printer driver settings.)
Saving Printer Setup Information
Printer drivers allow you to save the printer settings you use most
often as the default settings. For example, the driver might be set
to print on letter size paper, portrait orientation, with automatic tray
selection (from the first available tray).
Some PCL 6 printer drivers will allow you to save printer settings
for multiple kinds of print jobs. For example, you might want to create
a Quick Set for envelopes, or for printing the first page of a document
on letterhead.
Look for the Quick Sets option in the Windows PCL 6 printer driver,
or see the printer driver help for more information.
Printing with a Watermark
A watermark is a notice, such as “Top Secret,” printed in the
background of each page in a document. Check the driver for
available options.
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Printing the First Page on Different Paper
From the PCL 6 printer driver, you can choose to print the first page
of a document on different paper than the rest of the pages. Look
for “Use different paper for first page” in the printer driver.
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper
You can print more than one page on a single sheet of paper. This
feature is available in some printer drivers, and provides a
cost-effective way to print draft pages.
To print more than one page on a sheet of paper, look for a Layout
or Pages Per Sheet option in the printer driver. (This is sometimes
called 2-up, 4-up, or n-up printing.)
Figure 19
Sample Layout Options (1-up, 2-up, and 4-up)
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Customizing Tray 1 Operation
Customize Tray 1 to fit your printing needs.
The printer can be set to print from Tray 1 as long as it is loaded, or
to print only from Tray 1 if the type of paper loaded is specifically
requested. Set TRAY 1 MODE=FIRST or TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE from
the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel. (Print speed
might be slightly slower when printing from Tray 1 when TRAY 1
MODE=FIRST.)
Tray 1 Mode=First
If you do not keep paper in Tray 1 all the time, or you use Tray 1 only
for manually feeding paper, keep the default setting, TRAY 1
MODE=FIRST in the Paper Handling Menu.
• TRAY
•
1 MODE=FIRST means that the printer usually pulls paper
from Tray 1 first unless it is empty.
You can still choose paper from other trays by specifically
choosing another tray in the printer driver.
Tray 1 Mode=Cassette
TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE means the printer treats Tray 1 like the other
trays. Instead of looking for paper in Tray 1 first, the printer pulls
paper either starting from the bottom tray upward (from the tray with
the highest capacity to the tray with the least capacity), or the tray
that matches type or size settings selected from the software.
• When TRAY
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1 MODE=CASSETTE is set, an option appears in the
Paper Handling Menu to configure size as well as type settings
for Tray 1.
Through the printer driver, you can select paper from any tray
(including Tray 1) by type, size, or source. To print by type and
size of paper, see page 47.
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Manually Feeding Paper from Tray 1
The Manual Feed feature allows you to print on special paper from
Tray 1, such as envelopes or letterhead. If Manual Feed is selected,
the printer will print only from Tray 1.
Select Manual Feed through the software or printer driver. Manual
Feed can also be enabled from the Paper Handling Menu in the
printer’s control panel.
Note
When Manual Feed is selected, if TRAY 1 MODE=FIRST the printer
automatically prints (if paper is in the tray). If TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE
the printer prompts to load Tray 1 whether or not Tray 1 is loaded.
This enables you to load different paper if necessary. Press [Go] to
print from Tray 1.
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Printing by Type and Size of Paper
You can configure the printer to select paper by type (such as plain
or letterhead) and size (such as letter or A4), as opposed to source
(a paper tray).
Benefits of Printing by Type and Size of Paper
If you frequently use several different kinds of paper, once trays are
set up correctly, you do not have to check which paper is loaded in
each tray before you print. This is especially helpful when the printer
is shared, and more than one person loads or removes paper.
Printing by type and size of paper is a way to be sure that print jobs
always print on the desired paper. (Some printers have a feature
which “locks out” trays, to prevent printing on the wrong paper.
Printing by type and size of paper eliminates the need to lock out
trays.)
To print by type and size of paper, do the following:
1 Be sure to adjust and load the trays correctly. (See the sections
on loading paper, starting on page 28.)
2 From the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel,
select the paper type for each tray. If you are unsure what type
you are loading (such as bond or recycled), check the label on
the package of paper. For supported types, see page A-2.
3 Select the paper size settings from the control panel.
• Tray 1: If the printer has been set to TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE
from the Paper Handling Menu, also set the Tray 1 size from
the Paper Handling Menu. If custom paper is loaded, set the
size of custom paper from the Printing Menu to match the paper
loaded in Tray 1. To print custom-size paper, see page 40.
• Tray 2: Paper size settings are adjusted when paper is properly
loaded into the printer and the paper size dials are set to match
the paper size (See the sections on loading paper, starting on
page 29.)
• Optional 500-sheet tray: Paper size settings are adjusted
when paper is properly loaded into the printer and the paper
size dial is set to match the paper size. If custom paper is
loaded, set the size of custom paper from the Printing Menu to
match the paper loaded in the tray. Set the paper size dial in
the tray to Custom. To print custom-size paper, see page 50.
• Optional 250-sheet tray: Paper size settings are adjusted
when paper is properly loaded into the printer and the paper
size dials are set to match the paper size (See the sections on
loading paper, starting on page 29.)
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4 From the software or printer driver, select the desired type and
size of paper.
Note
The type and size settings can also be configured from
HP Web JetAdmin for networked printers. See the printer software
help.
To print by type and size, it might be necessary to unload or close
Tray 1, or set TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE from the Paper Handling Menu
in the printer’s control panel. For more information, see page 45.
Settings in the printer driver and software application override
control panel settings. (Software application settings override
printer driver settings.)
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Job Retention
There are four job retention features: Quick Copy, Proof and Hold,
Private Job, and Stored Job (all are available with an optional hard
disk installed). Proof and Hold and Private Job are available without
a hard disk installed. See the following pages for more information
on each of these features.
Note
The private job and the proof and hold features also work if the
printer does not have an optional hard disk by using the printer’s
available RAM memory. A minimum of 32 MB of RAM is required.
For moderate to heavy use of this feature, HP recommends adding
a hard disk.
To access each of the features, first follow the steps below, then
continue to the section that describes the feature you wish to use.
For Windows only:
1
2
3
4
Select Print from the application’s menu.
Click Properties to display the properties dialog box.
Click the Destination tab to display the destination options.
Click Options under Destination Features to display Job
Retention Options.
For Macintosh only:
Select Job Retention from the pull-down menu in the print dialog
box for newer drivers. For older drivers, select Printer Specific
Options.
Quick Copying a Job
The quick copy feature prints the requested number of copies of a
job and stores a copy of the job on the printer’s optional hard disk.
Additional copies of the job can be printed later. For more
information about specifying the number of quick copy jobs that can
be stored, see the QUICK COPY JOBS control panel item described
on page 2.
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Printing Additional Copies of a Quick Copy Job
To print additional copies of a job stored on the printer’s optional
hard disk from the control panel:
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 Press [Select] to select the job. COPIES=x appears.
5 Press [-Value+] until the desired number of copies appears.
6 Press [Select] to print the job.
Deleting a Stored Quick Copy Job
When a user sends a quick copy job, the printer overwrites any
previous jobs with the same name. If there is not a quick copy job
already stored under the job name and the printer needs additional
space, the printer may delete other stored quick copy jobs starting
with the oldest job. The default number of quick copy jobs that can
be stored is 32. The number of quick copy jobs that can be stored
is set from the control panel.
Note
If you turn the printer off and then back on, all quick copy, proof and
hold, and private jobs are deleted.
A stored quick copy job can also be deleted from the control panel
or from HP Web JetAdmin.
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 Press [Select] to select the job. COPIES=x appears.
5 Press [-Value+] until DELETE appears.
6 Press [Select] to delete the job.
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Proofing and Holding a Job
The proof and hold feature provides a quick and easy way to print
and proof one copy of a job and then print the additional copies.
The job is held on the printer’s optional hard disk or memory until
the user prints the additional copies. After the additional copies are
printed, the proof and hold job is deleted from the printer.
Note
The proof and hold feature also works if the printer does not have
an optional hard disk by using the printer’s available RAM memory.
A minimum of 32 MB of RAM is required. For moderate to heavy
use of this feature, HP recommends adding a hard disk.
To permanently store the job and prevent the printer from deleting
it when space is needed for something else, select the Stored Job
option in the driver.
Printing the Remaining Copies of a Held Job
The user can print the remaining copies of a job held on the printer’s
optional hard disk from the control panel.
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 Press [Select] to select the job. COPIES=x appears.
5 Press [-Value+] until the desired number of copies appears.
6 Press [Select] to print the job.
Deleting a Held Job
When a user sends a proof and hold job, the printer overwrites any
previous jobs with the same name.
Note
If you turn the printer off and then back on, all quick copy, proof and
hold, and private jobs are deleted.
A stored proof and hold job can also be deleted from the control
panel.
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 Press [Select] to select the job. COPIES=x appears.
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5 Press [-Value+] until DELETE appears.
6 Press [Select] to delete the job.
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Printing a Private Job
The private printing feature lets a user specify that a job is not
printed until that user releases it using a 4-digit Personal
Identification Number (PIN) through the printer’s control panel. The
user specifies the PIN in the driver and it is sent to the printer as
part of the print job.
Note
The private job feature also works if the printer does not have an
optional hard disk by using the printer’s available RAM memory. A
minimum of 32 MB of RAM is required. For moderate to heavy use
of this feature, HP recommends adding a hard disk.
Specifying a Private Job
To specify that a job is private from the driver, select the Private Job
option and type a 4-digit PIN.
Releasing a Private Job
The user can print a private job from the control panel.
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 Press [Select]. PIN:0000 appears.
5 Press [-Value+] to change the first number of the PIN, and then
press [Select]. An * appears in place of the number. Repeat these
steps to change the remaining three numbers of the PIN.
COPIES=x appears.
6 Press [-Value+] until the desired number of copies appears.
7 Press [Select] to print the job.
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Deleting a Private Job
When a user sends a private job, the printer overwrites any previous
jobs with the same name. A private job is automatically deleted from
the printer’s optional hard disk or memory after the user releases it
for printing.
Note
If you turn the printer off and then back on, all quick copy, proof and
hold, and private jobs are deleted.
A private job can also be deleted from the printer’s control panel
before it is ever printed.
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 Press [Select] to select the job. PIN:0000 appears.
5 Press [-Value+] to change the first number of the PIN, and then
press [Select]. An * appears in place of the number. Repeat these
steps to change the remaining three numbers of the PIN.
COPIES=x appears.
6 Press [-Value+] until DELETE appears.
7 Press [Select] to delete the job.
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Storing a Print Job
The user can download a print job to the printer’s optional hard disk
without printing it. The user can then print the job at any time through
the printer’s control panel. For example, a user may want to
download a personnel form, calendar, time sheet, or accounting
form that other users can access and print.
To store a print job permanently on the optional hard disk, select
the Stored Job option in the driver when printing the job.
Specifying a Stored Job as Private
To specify that a stored job in the driver is private, select the Require
PIN to Print option below the Stored Job option and type a 4-digit
PIN.
Printing a Stored Job
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 (Follow this step only if printing a private job.) Press [Select] to
select the job. PIN:0000 appears.
5 (Follow this step only if printing a private job.) Press [-Value+] to
change the first number of the PIN, and then press [Select]. An
* appears in place of the number. Repeat these steps to change
the remaining three numbers of the PIN. COPIES=1 appears.
6 Press [-Value+] until the desired number of copies appears.
7 Press [Select] to print the job.
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Deleting a Stored Job
When a user sends a stored job, the printer overwrites any previous
jobs with the same name. Jobs stored on the printer’s optional hard
disk can be deleted from the control panel.
1 Press [Menu] repeatedly until PRIVATE/STORED JOBS MENU
appears.
2 Press [Item] until your user name appears.
3 Press [-Value+] until the desired job name appears.
4 (Follow this step only if printing a private job.) Press [Select] to
select the job. PIN:0000 appears.
5 (Follow this step only if printing a private job.) Press [-Value+] to
change the first number of the PIN, and then press [Select]. An
* appears in place of the number. Repeat these steps to change
the remaining three numbers of the PIN. COPIES=1 appears.
6 Press [-Value+] until DELETE appears.
Note
Press [Select] to delete the job.
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3
Printer Maintenance
Overview
This chapter explains basic printer maintenance.
• Performing routine maintenance.
• Managing the print cartridge.
• Cleaning the printer.
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Performing Routine Maintenance
To ensure optimum print quality, the printer will prompt you to
perform printer maintenance every 150,000 pages. When the
PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE message appears on the control
panel, you will need to purchase a printer maintenance kit and install
the new parts. To check the number of pages the printer has printed,
print a configuration page (page 80).
To order the printer maintenance kit, contact an HP-authorized
service or support provider. (See the telephone support flyer
included with the printer.)
The kit includes:
• fuser assembly
• transfer roller
• feed rollers
• necessary instructions
For more information on installing the printer maintenance kit, see
the instructions that accompany it.
Note
The printer maintenance kit is a consumable and is not covered
under warranty or standard service agreements.
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Managing the Print Cartridge
HP Policy on Non-HP Print Cartridges
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend use of non-HP print
cartridges, either new or remanufactured. Because they are not HP
products, HP cannot influence their design or control their quality.
Caution
Any damage caused by a non-HP print cartridge is not covered
under the HP warranty and service agreements.
To install a new HP print cartridge, follow the instructions included
in the start guide. To replace a HP print cartridge and recycle the
used cartridge, follow the instructions included with the new
cartridge.
Print Cartridge Storage
Do not remove the print cartridge from its package until you are
ready to use it. (The shelf life of a cartridge in an unopened package
is approximately 2.5 years.)
Caution
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, do not expose it to light
for more than a few minutes.
Print Cartridge Life Expectancy
The life of the print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that
print jobs require. When printing text at 5% coverage, an HP print
cartridge lasts an average of 10,000 pages. (A typical business
letter is about 5% coverage.) This assumes that print density is set
to 3 and EconoMode is off. (These are the default settings.)
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HP does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. (If
EconoMode is used consistently to print media with less than 5%
toner coverage, it is possible that the toner supply will outlast the
mechanical parts in the print cartridge.)
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Continue Printing When Toner is Low
When toner is low, the printer’s control panel displays the TONER LOW
message.
• If the TONER
•
LOW message displays, but the printer continues
printing, TONER LOW is set to CONTINUE (the default setting).
If the printer stops printing when low toner is detected, TONER LOW
is set to STOP. To resume printing, press [Go].
The printer will continue to display TONER LOW until you replace the
print cartridge.
Select TONER LOW=CONTINUE or TONER LOW=STOP from the
Configuration Menu in the control panel (page B-13).
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Redistributing the Toner
When toner is low, faded or light areas might appear on a printed
page. You might be able to temporarily improve print quality by
redistributing the toner. The following procedure might allow you to
finish the current print job before replacing the print cartridge.
1 Open the top cover.
2 Remove the print cartridge from the
printer.
WARNING!
Avoid reaching too far into the printer.
The adjacent fusing area might be hot!
Caution
To prevent damage to the print
cartridge, do not expose it to light for
more than a few minutes.
3 Rotate the print cartridge and gently
shake it from side to side to
redistribute the toner.
Note
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off
with a dry cloth and wash clothing in
cold water. (Hot water sets toner into
fabric.)
4 Reinsert the print cartridge into the
printer and close the top cover.
If the print remains light, install a new
print cartridge. (Follow the instructions
provided with the new print cartridge.)
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Cleaning the Printer
To maintain print quality, follow the cleaning procedure (on the
following page) every time the print cartridge is changed, or
whenever print quality problems occur. As much as possible, keep
the printer free from dust and debris.
• Clean the outside of the printer with a slightly water-dampened
•
Caution
cloth.
Clean the inside with a dry, lint-free cloth.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners on or around the printer.
While cleaning the printer, be careful not to touch the transfer roller
(the black, rubber roller, located underneath the print cartridge).
Skin oils on the roller can cause print quality problems.
Figure 20
Location of the Transfer Roller—Do Not Touch!
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Cleaning the Printer
Before beginning these steps, turn the
printer off and unplug the power cord.
1 Open the top cover and remove the
print cartridge.
WARNING!
Avoid reaching too far into the printer.
The adjacent fusing area might be hot!
Caution
To prevent damage to the print
cartridge, do not expose it to light for
more than a few minutes.
2 Wipe any dust or dirt off the paper
feed guides (shaded areas) with a
dry, lint-free cloth.
Note
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off
with a dry cloth and wash clothing in
cold water. (Hot water sets toner into
fabric.)
3 Using the green handles, lift the
paper access plates and wipe off
any residue with a dry, lint-free cloth.
4 Close the paper access plates,
replace the print cartridge, close the
top cover, plug in the power cord,
and turn the printer on.
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Using the Printer Cleaning Page
If toner specks appear on the front or back side of your print jobs,
follow the procedure below.
From the printer’s control panel, do the following:
1
2
3
4
Note
Press [Menu] until PRINT QUALITY MENU appears.
Press [Item] until CREATE CLEANING PAGE appears.
Press [Select] to create the cleaning page.
Follow the instructions on the cleaning page to complete the
cleaning process.
In order for the cleaning page to work properly, print the page on
copier grade paper (not bond or rough paper).
You might need to create a cleaning page more than once. When
toner has been cleaned from inside the printer, shiny black spots
will appear on the page’s black strip. If white spots appear on the
black strip, create a cleaning page again.
To ensure good print quality with certain types of paper, use the
cleaning page every time the print cartridge is replaced. If the
cleaning page is frequently needed, try a different type of paper.
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Problem Solving
Overview
This chapter will help you to troubleshoot and solve printer
problems.
Clear paper
jams:
Occasionally, paper can jam during printing. This section will
help you to locate paper jams, properly clear them from the
printer, and solve repeated paper jams.
Understand
printer
messages:
Many different messages can appear on the printer’s control
panel display. Some messages tell the printer’s current status,
such as INITIALIZING. Other messages require an action,
such as CLOSE TOP COVER. Many of these messages are
self-explanatory. However, some messages indicate a
problem with the printer, or require further action or description.
This section lists these types of messages, and tells what to
do if a message persists.
Correct output
quality
problems:
The printer should produce print jobs of the highest quality. If
print jobs do not look sharp and clear, defects such as lines,
specks, or smears appear on the page, or paper is wrinkled or
curled, use this section to troubleshoot and solve the output
quality problem.
Determine
printer
problems:
Before you can fix a printer problem, you must understand
where the problem lies. Use the flowchart in this section to
determine the printer problem, and then follow the
corresponding troubleshooting suggestions.
Check printer
configuration:
From the printer, you can print information pages, which give
details about the printer and its configuration.
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Clearing Paper Jams
If the printer’s control panel displays a paper jam message, look for
paper in the locations indicated in Figure 15, then see the procedure
for clearing the paper jam. You might need to look for paper in other
locations than indicated in the paper jam message. If the location
of the paper jam is not obvious, look first in the top cover area.
When clearing paper jams, be very careful not to tear the paper. If
a small piece of paper is left in the printer, it could cause additional
jams. If paper jams are a recurring problem, see page 62.
Note
A paper jam message might also display if the rear door is open.
The top cover of the printer must be opened and then closed to clear
a paper jam message.
Paper jams can occur at the following locations:
Output areas
(top and rear)
Go to page 79.
Top cover area
Go to page 78.
Input tray areas
Go to page 77.
Optional duplexer
Go to page 80.
Figure 15
Note
Paper Jam Locations
Loose toner might remain in the printer after a paper jam, but the
toner should clear after a few sheets are printed.
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Clearing Jams from the Input Tray Areas
Note
To remove paper from the Tray 1 area,
slowly pull the paper out of the printer.
For all other trays, follow the steps
below.
1 Slide the tray out of the printer, and
remove any damaged paper from
the tray.
2 If the edge of the paper is visible in
the feed area, slowly pull the paper
down and out of the printer. If the
paper is not visible, look in the top
cover area (page 60).
Note
Do not force the paper if it will not move
easily. If the paper is stuck in a tray, try
removing it through the tray above (if
applicable) or through the top cover
area (page 60).
3 Before replacing the tray, make sure
the paper is flat in the tray at all four
corners and below the tabs on the
guides.
4 Open and close the top cover to
clear the paper jam message.
If a paper jam message persists, there
is still paper in the printer. Look for
paper in another location (page 58).
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Clearing Jams from the Top Cover Area
1 Open the top cover and remove the
print cartridge.
Caution
To prevent damage to the print
cartridge, do not expose it to light for
more than a few minutes.
2 Use the green handles to lift the
paper access plates.
3 Slowly pull the paper out of the
printer. Do not tear the paper!
Note
Avoid spilling loose toner. Using a dry,
lint-free cloth, clean any loose toner
that might have fallen into the printer
(page 54).
If loose toner falls into the printer, it
might cause temporary problems with
print quality. Loose toner should clear
from the paper path after a few pages
are printed.
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off
with a dry cloth and wash clothing in
cold water. (Hot water sets toner into
fabric.)
4 Close the paper access plates,
replace the print cartridge, and
close the top cover.
If a paper jam message persists, there
is still paper in the printer. Look for
paper in another location (page 58).
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Clearing Jams from the Output Areas
Note
If paper is jammed in the top output
area, but most of the paper is still inside
the printer, it is best to remove it
through the rear door.
1 Push in the two gray latches to
release the rear door.
2 Push down the green paper release
levers.
3 Grasp both sides of the paper, and
slowly pull the paper out of the
printer. (There might be loose toner
on the paper. Be careful not to spill
it on yourself or into the printer.)
Note
If paper is difficult to remove, try
opening the top cover and removing
the print cartridge to release pressure
on the paper.
4 Close the rear door. (The levers
automatically return to their original
positions when the rear door is
closed.) Open and close the top
cover to clear the paper jam
message.
If a paper jam message persists, there
is still paper in the printer. Look for
paper in another location (page 58).
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Clearing Jams from the Optional Duplexer
Look for jams in the following locations:
The Tray 2 area:
1 Slide Tray 2 out of the printer.
2 Slowly pull any paper out of the
printer.
The front cover of the duplexer:
3 From the front of the printer, grasp
the front cover of the duplexer (use
the grip in the center), pull it straight
toward you, and then lift it up to
remove.
4 Slowly pull any paper out of the
printer.
5 Replace the duplexer’s front cover,
and replace Tray 2.
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The rear section of the duplexer:
6 From the rear of the printer, use the
handles on both sides of the
duplexer to slide out the rear section
until it stops.
7 Slowly pull any paper out of the
duplexer.
The duplexer’s rear door:
8 Open the duplexer’s rear door.
9 Slowly pull any paper out of the
duplexer.
When all paper has been removed from
the duplexer, continue with step 10
below:
10 Close the duplexer’s rear door, and
push the rear section of the duplexer
back into the printer. Open and
close the top cover to clear the
paper jam message.
Note
To prevent further jams, make sure all
tray covers are in place.
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Solving Repeated Paper Jams
If paper jams occur frequently, try the following:
• Check all the paper jam locations. A piece of paper might be stuck
somewhere in the printer. (See page 58.)
• Check that paper is correctly loaded in the trays, that the trays are
correctly adjusted for the loaded paper size, and that the trays are not
overfilled. (See the sections on loading paper, starting on page 24.)
• Check that all trays and paper handling accessories are completely
inserted into the printer. (If a tray is opened during a print job, this might
cause a paper jam.)
• Check that all covers and doors are closed. (If a cover or door is opened
during a print job, this might cause a paper jam.)
• Try printing to a different output bin (page 20).
• The sheets might be sticking together. Try bending the stack to separate
each sheet. Do not fan the stack.
• If you are printing from Tray 1, try feeding fewer sheets of paper or fewer
envelopes at a time.
• If you are printing with the optional duplexer, make sure that the cable tray
is seated properly, and that the Tray 2 cover is installed.
• If you are printing small sizes (such as index cards), make sure the paper
is oriented correctly in the tray (page 36).
• Turn over the stack of paper in the tray. Also try rotating the paper 180°.
• Try rotating paper (such as perforated or multi-sheet forms and labels) to
feed through the printer from a different orientation (page 33).
• Check the quality of the paper being printed. Damaged or irregular paper
should not be used.
• Use only paper that meets HP specifications (pages A-2 through A-12).
• Do not use paper that has already been used in a printer or copier. (Do
not print on both sides of envelopes, transparencies, vellum, or labels.)
• Check that the power supplied to the printer is steady, and meets printer
specifications (page A-14).
• Clean the printer (page 54).
• Contact an HP-authorized service or support provider to perform routine
printer maintenance. (See the telephone support flyer included with the
printer.)
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Understanding Printer Messages
The following table explains messages that might display on the
printer’s control panel. Printer messages and their meanings are
listed in alphabetical order, with numbered messages following.
If a message persists:
• If a message persists requesting that you load a tray, or if a
•
Note
message indicates that a previous print job is still in the printer’s
memory, press [Go] to print or press [Cancel Job] to clear the
job from the printer’s memory.
If a message persists after performing all of the recommended
actions, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider.
(See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
Not all messages are described in this user’s guide (many are
self-explanatory).
Some printer messages are affected by the Auto Continue and
Clearable Warning settings from the Configuration Menu in the
printer’s control panel (page B-13).
Printer Messages
Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
ACCESS DENIED
MENUS LOCKED
The printer control panel function you are trying to access has been
locked to prevent unauthorized access.
See your network administrator.
BAD DUPLEXER
CONNECTION
The duplexer is not connected properly.
Re-install the duplexer.
CHECK INPUT
DEVICE
The optional input tray cannot feed paper to the printer because a
door or paper guide is open.
Check the doors and paper guides.
alternates with
PAPER PATH OPEN
PLEASE CLOSE IT
CHECKING PAPER
PATH
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Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
CHOSEN LANGUAGE
NOT AVAILABLE
A print job requested a printer language that does not exist in the
printer. The job will not print and will be cleared from memory.
Print the job using a driver for a different printer language, or add the
requested language to the printer (if available).
Press [Go] to continue.
CLOSE TOP COVER
The top cover is open and must be closed for printing to continue.
DISK DEVICE
FAILURE
The EIO disk had a critical failure and can no longer be used.
Remove the EIO disk and replace it with a new one.
DISK FILE
OPERATION FAILED
The requested operation could not be performed. You might have
attempted an illegal operation, such as trying to download a file to a
non-existent directory.
DISK FILE
SYSTEM IS FULL
Delete files from the EIO disk and then try again, or add a flash DIMM.
Download or delete files from HP Web JetAdmin, and download or
delete fonts. (See the printer software help for more information.)
DISK IS
WRITE PROTECTED
The EIO disk is protected, and no new files can be written to it.
Disable the write protection through HP Web JetAdmin.
EIO n
NOT FUNCTIONAL
The EIO network card is not working correctly.
Reseat the EIO accessory. If the message continues, replace it with
a new EIO accessory.
EIO n DISK
INITIALIZING
The disk accessory card takes a long time to initialize. The first
parameter is the accessory slot number for this disk accessory card.
EIO n DISK
NOT FUNCTIONAL
The EIO disk is not working correctly.
Remove the EIO disk from the slot indicated.
Reseat the EIO disk. If the message continues, replace it with a new
EIO disk.
EIO n
INITIALIZING
Wait for the message to disappear (approximately 5 minutes). If the
printer EIO card is operating correctly and communicating with the
network, this message disappears after approximately one minute
and no action is required.
If the EIO card is unable to communicate with the network, this
message remains for five minutes and then disappears. In this case
the printer is not communicating with the network (even though the
message is no longer present). The problem may be a bad EIO card,
a bad cable or connection on the network, or a network problem.
Contact your network administrator.
alternates with
DO NOT POWER OFF
EIO n DISK
SPINNING UP
The disk accessory card takes a long time to initialize. The first
parameter is the accessory slot number for this accessory card.
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Printer Messages (Continued)
Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
FLASH n
INITIALIZING
The flash DIMM can take a long time to initialize the first time that it
is used.
alternates with
DO NOT POWER OFF
FLASH DEVICE
FAILURE
The flash DIMM had a critical failure and no longer can be used.
Remove the flash DIMM and replace it with a new one.
FLASH FILE
OPERATION FAILED
The requested operation could not be performed. You might have
attempted an illegal operation, such as trying to download a file to a
non-existent directory.
FLASH FILE
SYSTEM IS FULL
Delete files from the flash DIMM or add another one. Download or
delete files from HP Web Jetadmin, and download or delete fonts.
(See the software help for more information.)
FLASH IS
WRITE PROTECTED
The flash DIMM is protected, and no new files can be written to it.
Disable the write protection through HP Web Jetadmin.
INPUT DEVICE
CONDITION xx.yy
An input paper handling device has a condition that needs attention
before printing can resume.
See the documentation that came with the paper handling device for
assistance.
INSTALL TONER
CARTRIDGE
The print cartridge has been removed and must be replaced for
printing to continue.
INSTALL TRAY x
The printer is unable to print the current job, because the specified
tray (x) is open or not inserted correctly.
Re-insert the specified tray.
LOADING
PROGRAM <number>
Programs and fonts can be stored on the printer’s file system. At
bootup time these entities are loaded into RAM. (These entities can
take a long time to load into RAM depending on the size and number
of entities being loaded.) The <number> specifies a sequence
number indicating the current program being loaded.
alternates with
DO NOT POWER OFF
MANUALLY FEED
[TYPE] [SIZE]
Load the requested paper into Tray 1.
Press [Go] if the desired paper is already loaded in Tray 1.
Press [-Value+] to scroll through the available types and sizes. Press
[Select] to accept the alternate type or size.
MEMORY FULL
STORED DATA LOST
There is no available memory in the printer. The current job might not
print correctly and some resources (such as downloaded fonts or
macros) might have been deleted.
You might want to add more memory to the printer (page C-1).
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Printer Messages (Continued)
Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
MEMORY SETTINGS
CHANGED
The printer changed its memory settings because it did not have
enough memory to use the previous settings for I/O Buffering and
Resource Saving. This usually occurs after removing memory from
the printer, adding a duplexer, or adding a printer language.
You might want to change memory settings for I/O Buffering and
Resource Saving (although default settings are usually best) or add
more memory to the printer (page C-1).
MEMORY SHORTAGE
JOB CLEARED
The printer did not have enough free memory to print the entire job.
The remainder of the job will not print and will be cleared from
memory.
Press [Go] to continue.
Change the Resource Saving setting from the printer’s control panel
(page C-5) or add more memory to the printer (page C-1).
MEMORY SHORTAGE
PAGE SIMPLIFIED
The printer had to compress the job in order to fit it in available
memory. Some data loss might have occurred.
Press [Go] to continue.
You might want to add more memory to the printer (page C-1).
MOPY PAGE TOO
COMPLEX
The data (dense text, rules, raster or vector graphics) sent to the
printer was too complex.
Press [Go] to print the transferred data. (Some data might be lost.)
If this message appears often, simplify the print job.
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
OFFLINE
Press [Go] to place the printer online.
OUTPUT BIN FULL
CLEAR (BIN nnn)
The output bin is full and needs to be emptied.
n (bin name)
PERFORM PRINTER
MAINTENANCE
Hewlett-Packard recommends that only HP-authorized service
technicians service the printer. However, you can perform most
routine maintenance. When the PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE
message appears on the control panel, you will need to purchase a
printer maintenance kit and install the new parts.
RAM DISK DEVICE
FAILURE
The RAM disk had a critical failure and can no longer be used.
Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on to clear the message.
RAM DISK FILE
OPERATION FAILED
The requested operation could not be performed. You might have
attempted an illegal operation, such as trying to download a file to a
non-existent directory.
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Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
RAM DISK FILE
SYSTEM IS FULL
Delete files and then try again, or turn the printer off, and then turn
the printer on to delete all files on the device. (Delete files using
HP Web JetAdmin, or another software utility. See the software help
for more information.)
If the message persists, increase the size of the RAM disk. Change
the RAM disk size from the Configuration Menu in the printer’s control
panel (page B-14).
RESEND UPGRADE
There is an error in the printer’s flash firmware. Resend a valid
firmware image.
TRAY x EMPTY
Load the empty tray (x) to clear the message.
If you do not load the specified tray, the printer will continue printing
from the next available tray, and the message will continue to display.
TRAY x LOAD
[TYPE] [SIZE]
Load the requested paper into the specified tray (x). (See the sections
on loading paper, starting on page 24.)
Ensure that the trays are correctly adjusted for size. The size
displayed on the front of the paper tray must match the size of paper
loaded in the tray. The tray type settings (and size for Tray 1) must be
set from the printer’s control panel (page 43).
If you are trying to print A4 or letter size paper, and this message
appears, make sure the default paper size is set correctly from the
Printing Menu in the printer’s control panel.
Press [Go] to print from the next available tray.
Press [-Value+] to scroll through the available types and sizes. Press
[Select] to accept the alternate type or size.
TRAY 2 LOAD
LEGAL
Load the requested paper into the indicated tray, or press [Select] to
override the message and to print on a loaded paper size.
If printing does not continue, press [Go].
(or similar messages
requesting that you
load paper)
UNABLE TO
STORE JOB
A job cannot be stored on the printer because of memory or file
system configuration.
UNSUPPORTED SIZE
IN TRAY [YY]
An external paper handling device detected an unsupported paper
size. The printer will go offline until the condition is corrected.
USE [TYPE]
[SIZE] INSTEAD?
If the requested paper size or type is not available, the printer asks if
it should use another paper size or type instead.
Press [-Value+] to scroll through the available types and sizes. Press
[Select] to accept the alternate type or size.
WAIT FOR PRINTER
TO REINITIALIZE
The RAM disk setting has been changed from the printer’s control
panel. This change will not take effect until the printer reinitializes.
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Printer Messages (Continued)
Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
XX.YY
PRINTER ERROR
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
A printer error has occurred that can be cleared by pressing [Go] in
the printer’s control panel.
13.x PAPER JAM
[LOCATION]
Remove jammed paper from the specified location (page 58).
Open and close the top cover to clear the message.
If the message persists after all jams have been cleared, a sensor
might be stuck or broken. Contact an HP-authorized service or
support provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the
printer.)
20 INSUFFICIENT
MEMORY
The printer received more data than can fit in its available memory.
You might have tried to transfer too many macros, soft fonts, or
complex graphics.
Press [Go] to print the transferred data (some data might be lost),
then simplify the print job or install additional memory (page C-1).
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
21 PAGE TOO
COMPLEX
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
22 EIO x
BUFFER OVERFLOW
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
22 PARALLEL I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
The data (dense text, rules, raster or vector graphics) sent to the
printer was too complex.
Press [Go] to print the transferred data. (Some data might be lost.)
To print the job without losing data, from the Configuration Menu in
the printer control panel, set PAGE PROTECT=ON, print the job, and
then return PAGE PROTECT=AUTO. (For more information, see
page B-12.) Do not leave PAGE PROTECT=ON; it might degrade
performance.
If this message appears often, simplify the print job.
Too much data was sent to the EIO card in the specified slot (x). An
improper communications protocol may be in use.
Press [Go] to clear the message. (Data will be lost.)
Check the host configuration. If this message persists, contact an
HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the telephone
support flyer included with the printer.)
Too much data was sent to the parallel port.
Check for a loose cable connection and be sure to use a high-quality
cable (page 7). (Some non-HP parallel cables might be missing pin
connections, or might otherwise not conform to the IEEE-1284
specification.)
This error can occur if the driver you are using is not IEEE-1284
compliant. For best results, use an HP driver that came with the printer
(page 17).
Press [Go] to clear the error message. (Data will be lost.)
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
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Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
40 EIO x BAD
TRANSMISSION
The connection has been broken between the printer and the EIO
card in the specified slot.
Press [Go] to clear the error message and continue printing.
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
41.3 UNEXPECTED
PAPER SIZE
The paper size you are trying to print is not the same as the settings
for the tray.
Make sure that all trays are correctly adjusted for size. The size
displayed on the front of the paper tray must match the size of paper
loaded in the tray. (The printer will continue trying to print the job until
size settings are correct.)
If you are trying to print from Tray 1, make sure the printer’s control
panel setting for paper size is correctly configured (page B-4).
After performing the actions above, press [Go]. The page containing
the error will automatically be reprinted. (Or, you might want to press
[Cancel Job] to clear the job from the printer’s memory.)
41.x
PRINTER ERROR
A temporary printing error occurred.
Press [Go]. The page containing the error will automatically be
reprinted.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
50.x FUSER ERROR
An internal error has occurred. Turn the printer off, and then turn the
printer on.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
51.x or 52.x
PRINTER ERROR
A temporary printing error occurred.
Press [Go]. The page containing the error will automatically be
reprinted.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
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Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
53.xy.zz
PRINTER ERROR
There is a problem with the printer’s memory. The DIMM that caused
the error will not be used. Values of x, y, and zz are as follows:
x = DIMM type
0 = ROM
1 = RAM
y = Device location
0 = Internal memory (ROM or RAM)
1 to 3 = DIMM slots 1, 2, or 3
zz = Error number
Turn the printer off, and then reseat the DIMM that caused the error.
Turn the printer on.
If the problem persists, move the DIMM to a different slot or replace
the specified DIMM (page C-2).
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
55 PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE
A temporary printing error occurred.
Press [Go]. The page containing the error will automatically be
reprinted.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
56.x, 57.x,
58.x, or 59.x
PRINTER ERROR
A temporary printing error occurred.
Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider.(See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
62.x
PRINTER ERROR
There is a problem with the printer’s memory. The x value refers to
the location of the problem:
0 = Internal memory
1 to 3 = DIMM slots 1, 2, or 3
You might need to replace the specified DIMM.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
64.x
PRINTER ERROR
A temporary printing error occurred.
Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
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Message
Explanation or Recommended Action
66.xy.zz INPUT
DEVICE FAILURE
An error occurred in an external paper handling device.
Press [Go] to clear the message. If the message will not clear, turn
the printer off, and then turn the printer on.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
alternates with
CHECK CABLES
AND CYCLE POWER
68 NVRAM ERROR
CHECK SETTINGS
An error occurred in the printer’s nonvolatile memory (NVRAM) and
one or more printer settings has been reset to its factory default.
Print a configuration page and check the printer settings to determine
which values have changed (page 80).
Hold down [Cancel Job] while turning the printer on. This will clean
up the NVRAM by removing old areas that are not being used.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
68 NVRAM FULL
CHECK SETTINGS
The printer’s nonvolatile memory (NVRAM) is full. Some settings
might have been reset to the factory defaults.
Print a configuration page and check the printer settings to determine
which values have changed (page 80).
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
69.x
PRINTER ERROR
A temporary printing error occurred.
Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on.
If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
79.xxxx
PRINTER ERROR
The printer detected an error. The numbers (xxxx) indicate the
specific type of error.
Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on. Try printing a job from
a different software application. If the job prints, go back to the first
application and try printing a different file. (If the message only
appears with a certain software application or print job, contact the
software vendor for assistance.)
If the message persists with different software applications and print
jobs, record the numbers that appear (xxxx) and contact an
HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the telephone
support flyer included with the printer.)
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Correcting Output Quality Problems
Use the examples below to determine which output quality problem
you are experiencing, then see the following table to troubleshoot
the problem.
The examples below depict letter-size paper that has passed
through the printer long-edge first. (If the paper has passed through
the printer short-edge first, lines and repeating defects will run
vertically rather than horizontally.)
Note
Light Print or
Fade
Toner Specks
(front or back)
Gray
Background
Toner Smear
Misformed
Characters
Page Skew
Figure 16
Dropouts
Lines
Loose Toner
Repeating
Defects
Curl or Wave
Wrinkles or
Creases
Examples of Output Quality Problems
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Wrinkles or
Creases
Curl or Wave
Page Skew
Misformed
Characters
Repeating
Defects
Loose Toner
Toner Smear
Gray Background
Lines
Dropouts
Light Print or Fade
Toner Specks
3. Make sure EconoMode is off in the
software and in the control panel
(page B-7).
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1
1
4. Turn over the stack of paper in the
tray. Also try rotating the paper
180°.
5. Check the paper (or other print
media) type and quality
(pages A-2 through A-12).
6. Check the printer’s environment
(page A-14).
7. Make sure paper is loaded
correctly and that the guides fit
properly against the paper stack.
(See the sections on loading
paper, starting on page 24.)
8. Print to a different output bin
(page 20).
9. Adjust the toner density setting
(page B-7).
10. Change the fuser mode setting to
High (page B-5) or choose rough
paper type from the printer driver
(page 43).
1. Print a few more pages to see if the
problem will correct itself.
2. Clean the inside of the printer
(page 54) or use the printer’s
cleaning page (page 56).
1
Troubleshooting Steps
(Follow the steps in the
order they are listed.)
11. Change the fuser mode setting to
Low (page B-5).
12. Redistribute the toner in the print
cartridge (page 53).
13. Install a new HP print cartridge.
(See instructions with the print
cartridge.)
14. To alternate small and standard
paper, from the Configuration
Menu set SMALL PAPER
SPEED=SLOW.
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15. After trying all the steps suggested
above, contact an HP-authorized
service or support provider. (See
the telephone support flyer
included with the printer.)
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Determining Printer Problems
Troubleshooting Flowchart
If the printer is not responding properly, use the flowchart to
determine the problem. If the printer does not pass a step, follow
the corresponding troubleshooting suggestions.
If you cannot resolve the problem after following the suggestions in
this user’s guide, contact an HP-authorized service or support
provider. (See the telephone support flyer included with the printer.)
Note
1
Macintosh users: For more troubleshooting information, see
page 100.
Does the control panel display READY?
YES
Go to step
2.
NO
The display is
blank and the
printer’s fan is
off.
The display is
blank but the
printer’s fan is
on.
Check the power
cord connections
and the power
switch.
Press any control
panel key to see
if the printer
responds. Turn
the printer off,
Plug the printer
and then turn the
into a different
printer on. If this
outlet.
does not work,
contact an
Check that the
HP-authorized
power supplied to service or
the printer is
support provider.
steady, and
(See the
meets printer
telephone
specifications
support flyer
(page A-14).
included with the
printer.)
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The display is
in the wrong
language.
Turn the printer
off. Hold down
[Select] while
turning the
printer on. Press
[-Value+] to
scroll through the
available
languages. Press
[Select] to save
the desired
language as the
new default.
Press [Go] to
return to
READY.Turn the
printer off and on.
The display
shows garbled
or unfamiliar
characters.
A message
other than
READY is
displayed.
Make sure the
Go to page 63.
desired language
is selected from
the control panel.
Turn the printer
off, and then turn
the printer on.
Reseat installed
accessories.
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2
Can you print a configuration page?
NO
YES
Go to step
3.
Print a configuration page to verify
that the printer is feeding paper
correctly (page 80).
A
configuration
page does not
print.
A blank
page prints.
A message other
than READY or
PRINTING
CONFIGURATION
is displayed.
Check that all trays are properly
loaded, adjusted, and installed in
the printer. (See the sections on
loading paper, starting on page 24.)
Check that the sealing tape is not still
in the print cartridge. (See the start
guide or the instructions that came
with the print cartridge.)
From the computer, check the print
queue or print spooler to see if the
printer has been paused. If there
are problems with the current print
job, or if the printer is paused, a
configuration page will not print.
(Press [Cancel Job] and try Step 2
again.)
The print cartridge might be empty.
Install a new print cartridge.
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3 Can you print from a software application?
NO
YES
Go to step
4.
Print a short document from a software
application.
The job will
not print.
If the job will not print, and a message is displayed, see page 83.
From the computer, check to see if the printer has been paused.
If the printer is on a network, check that you are printing to the correct printer. To
verify that it is not a network problem, connect the computer directly to the printer
with a parallel cable, change the port to LPT1, and try to print.
Check the interface cable connections. Disconnect and reconnect the cable at the
computer and the printer.
Test the cable by trying it on another computer (if possible).
If you are using a parallel connection, make sure the cable is IEEE-1284 compliant.
A message
other than
READY is
displayed.
The printer might
have received a
nonstandard PS
code. From the
Configuration
Menu in the
printer’s control
panel, set
PERSONALITY to PS
for this print job
only. After the job
has printed, return
the setting to AUTO
(page B-11).
If the printer is on a network, print a configuration page (page 105) and verify in the
Protocol Information that the server name and the node name match the names in
the printer driver.
To verify that it is not a computer problem, print from another computer (if possible).
Make sure the print job is being sent to the correct port (LPT1, or network printer
port, for example).
Check that you are using the proper printer driver (page 16).
Reinstall the printer driver. (See the start guide.)
Check that the port is configured and working properly. (One way to check this is to
connect another printer to that port and print.)
If printing with the PS driver, from the Printing Menu in the printer’s control panel, set
PRINT PS ERRORS=ON, then print the job again. If an error page prints, see the
instructions in the next column.
Make sure the print
job is a PS job, and
that you are using
the PS driver.
The printer might
have received PS
code when it is set
to PCL. From the
Configuration
Menu, set
PERSONALITY to
AUTO (page B-11).
From the Configuration Menu in the printer’s control panel, make sure that
PERSONALITY=AUTO (page B-11).
You might be missing a printer message that could help you solve the problem. From
the Configuration Menu in the printer’s control panel, temporarily turn the Clearable
Warnings and Auto Continue settings off (page B-13) and then print the job again.
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YES
4 Does the job print as expected?
continued
NO
Print is garbled
or only a
portion of the
page prints.
Check that you are using the proper
printer driver (page 17).
The data file sent to the printer might
be corrupt. To test, try printing it on
another printer (if possible), or try a
different file.
Check the interface cable
connections. Test the cable by trying
it on another computer (if possible).
Replace the printer cable with a
high-quality cable (page 9).
Printing
stops in the
middle of
the job.
Print speed is
slower than
expected.
A control panel
setting is not
taking effect.
[Cancel Job]
might have been
pressed.
Simplify the print
job.
Check settings in
the printer driver
or software
application.
(Printer driver
and software
commands
override control
panel settings.)
Check that the
power supplied to
the printer is
steady, and
meets printer
specifications
(page A-18).
Add more
memory to the
printer
(page C-1).
Turn banner
pages off. (See
your network
administrator.)
Reduce the job’s complexity, print at
a lower resolution (page B-6), or
install more printer memory
(page C-1).
You might be missing a printer
message that could help you solve
the problem. From the Configuration
Menu in the printer’s control panel,
temporarily turn the Clearable
Warnings and Auto Continue
settings off (page B-13) and then
print the job again.
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Does the job print as expected? (continued)
YES
Go to step 5.
NO
The print
job is not
formatted
correctly.
Check that you are using the proper
printer driver (page 17).
Check the software settings. (See
the software help.)
Try a different font.
Make sure the setting of the dial in
the tray matches the size of the
paper loaded in the tray.
Pages are
not fed
correctly or are
damaged.
Make sure paper is loaded correctly
and that the guides are not too tight
or too loose against the paper stack.
(See the sections on loading paper,
starting on page 28.)
There are
print quality
problems.
Adjust the print
resolution
(page B-6).
Check that REt is
on (page B-6).
If you are trying to print A4 paper, the
side guides in the tray might have
slipped out of place. (Make sure the Go to page 93.
side guides are locked into position.)
If you are having problems printing
custom-size paper, see page 40.
If TRAY 1=FIRST is set in Paper
Handling Menu, the printer pulls
paper from Tray 1, regardless of size. If pages are wrinkled or curled, or if
the image is skewed on the page,
see page 93.
Downloaded resources might have
been lost. You might need to
download them again.
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5 Does the printer select the proper trays,
YES
output locations, and paper handling
accessories?
NO
The printer
pulls from the
wrong tray.
Make sure paper trays are correctly
configured for paper size and type
(page 47). Print a configuration page
to see current tray settings
(page 105).
Make sure the tray selection (or
paper type) in the printer driver or
software application is set correctly.
(The printer driver and software
application settings override the
printer’s control panel settings.)
If you do not want to print from Tray 1,
remove any paper loaded in the tray
or change the TRAY 1 MODE setting
to CASSETTE (page 45). By default,
paper loaded in Tray 1 will be printed
first.
If you want to print from Tray 1, but
cannot select the tray from a
software application, see page 45.
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For other
problems,
check the
Contents, the
Index, or
the printer
software help.
A message
other than
READY is
displayed.
An optional
accessory is
not working
properly.
Print a configuration page to verify
Go to page 83.
that the accessory is installed
properly and is functional (page 105)
Configure the printer driver for the
installed accessories (see the
software help).
Turn the printer off, and then turn the
printer on.
Verify that you are using the correct
optional accessory for the printer.
If the optional duplexer will not
duplex, check that the rear output bin
is closed.
If the optional duplexer will not
duplex, you might need to install
more memory (page C-1)
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Troubleshooting Flowchart for
Macintosh Users
Note
1
This section lists problems that can happen when using Mac OS 8.6
to Mac OS 9.2.
Can you print from a software application?
NO
YES
Go to step
2.
Print a short document from
a software application.
The Macintosh
computer is not
communicating
with the printer.
Make sure the printer’s control panel displays READY
(page 94).
Make sure the correct printer driver is selected in the
Chooser. (There will be a printer icon beside the name.)
Auto Setup
did not
automatically
set up the
printer.
The printer
driver icon does
not appear in
the Chooser.
Set up the printer
manually by
selecting
Configure.
Make sure the
LaserWriter
Chooser
extension
resides in the
Extensions
folder. If it is not
present
anywhere on
your system,
then obtain the
Macintosh
LaserWriter
driver from
Apple.
If the printer resides on a network with multiple zones,
make sure the correct zone is selected in the AppleTalk
Zones box in the Chooser.
Reinstall the
printer software.
(See the start
guide.)
Make sure the correct printer has been chosen in the
Chooser by printing a configuration page (page 105).
Make sure the name of the printer displayed on the
configuration page matches the printer in the Chooser
Select an
alternate PPD
(page 102).
Make sure AppleTalk is active. (Select this in the
Chooser.)
Make sure the computer and printer are on the same
network. From Control Panels in the Apple menu, select
the Network (or the AppleTalk) control panel and then
choose the correct network (for example, LocalTalk or
EtherTalk).
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The PPD might
have been
renamed. If so,
select the
renamed PPD
(page 103).
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2 Does the job print as expected?
YES
NO
The print job is
not sent to the
desired printer.
Another printer with the same or
similar name might have received
the print job. Verify that the printer
name matches the name selected in
the Chooser (page 103).
The computer
cannot be used
while the printer
is printing.
The print job
has incorrect
fonts.
If you are printing an .EPS file, try
downloading the fonts contained in
the .EPS file to the printer before
printing. Use the HP LaserJet Utility
(page 21).
If the document is not printing with
New York, Geneva, or Monaco fonts,
go into the Page Setup dialog box,
and select Options to deselect
substituted fonts.
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For other
problems,
check the
Contents, the
Index, the printer
software help, or
page 94.
Turn Background
Printing on in the
Chooser. Status
messages will be
redirected to the
Print Monitor,
allowing the
computer to
continue working
while the printer
is printing.
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Selecting an Alternate PPD
Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.2
1 Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2 Click the LaserWriter icon.
3 If you are on a network with multiple zones, select the zone in the
AppleTalk Zones box where the printer is located.
4 Click the printer name you want to use in the Select a PostScript
Printer box. (Double-clicking will immediately generate the next
few steps.)
5 Click Setup... (This button might read Create for first-time setup.)
6 Click Select PPD....
7 Find the desired PPD in the list and click Select. If the desired
PPD is not listed, choose one of the following options:
• Select a PPD for a printer with similar features.
• Select a PPD from another folder.
• Select the generic PPD by clicking Use Generic. The generic
PPD allows you to print, but limits your access to printer
features.
8 In the Setup dialog box, click Select, and then click OK to return
to the Chooser.
Note
If you manually select a PPD, an icon might not appear next to the
selected printer in the Select a PostScript Printer box. In the
Chooser, click Setup, click Printer Info, and then click Update Info
to bring up the icon.
9 Close the Chooser.
Mac OS X
1 Open the Print Center, and then click Add Printer.... (The Print
Center is located in the Utilities folder, which is in the
Applications folder of the hard disk.)
2 In the Printer Model pop-up menu, select a printer name.
If the printer name that you want to use is not listed, choose one
of the following options:
• Select a PPD for a printer with similar features.
• Click Other and select a PPD from another folder.
• Select the generic PPD by clicking Generic. The generic PPD
allows you to print, but limits your access to printer features.
3 Click Add.
4 Close the Print Center.
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Renaming the Printer
Note
Use this information to rename a printer when using Mac OS 8.6 to
Mac OS 9.2.
If you are going to rename the printer, do this before selecting the
printer in the Chooser. If you rename the printer after selecting it in
the Chooser, you will have to go back into the Chooser and reselect
it.
Use the Set Printer Name feature in the HP LaserJet Utility to
rename the printer.
Linux Problem Solving
For information about Linux problem solving, see the HP Linux
support homepage: http://hp.sourceforge.net/.
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Checking the Printer’s Configuration
From the printer’s control panel, you can print pages that give details
about the printer and its current configuration. The following
information pages are described here:
• Menu Map
• Configuration Page
• PCL or PS Font List
For a complete list of the printer’s information pages, see the
Information Menu in the printer’s control panel (page B-3).
Menu Map
To see the current settings for the menus and items available in the
control panel, print a control panel menu map:
1 Press [Menu] until INFORMATION MENU appears.
2 Press [Item] until PRINT MENU MAP appears.
3 Press [Select] to print the menu map.
You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference.
The content of the menu map varies, depending on the options
currently installed in the printer. (Many of these values can be
overridden from the printer driver or software application.)
For a complete list of control panel items and possible values, see
page B-1. To change a control panel setting, see page 11.
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Configuration Page
Use the configuration page to view current printer settings, to help
troubleshoot printer problems, or to verify installation of optional
accessories, such as memory (DIMMs), paper trays, and printer
languages.
Note
If an HP JetDirect print server card is installed, a JetDirect
configuration page will print out as well.
To print a configuration page:
1 Press [Menu] until INFORMATION MENU appears.
2 Press [Item] until PRINT CONFIGURATION appears.
3 Press [Select] to print the configuration page.
Figure 17 is a sample configuration page. Numbers in the sample
printout match the numbers in the table. The content of the
configuration page varies, depending on the options currently
installed in the printer.
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
Figure 17
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Sample Configuration Page
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1
Printer Information
Lists the serial number, IP addresses, page counts, and
other information for the printer.
2
Event Log
Lists the number of entries in the log, the maximum number
of entries viewable, and the last three entries. The second
page of the event log is the manufacturing page. This page
contains information that may assist HP Customer Care
representatives in solving possible printer problems.
3 Installed Personalities
and Options
Lists all printer languages that are installed (such as PCL and
PS) and lists options that are installed in each DIMM slot and
EIO slot.
4
Memory
Lists printer memory, PCL Driver Work Space (DWS), I/O
buffering information, and resource saving information.
5
Security
Lists the status of the printer’s control panel lock, control panel
password, and disk drive.
6
Paper Trays and
Options
7
Toner Level
Lists the size settings for all trays and lists optional paper
handling accessories that are installed.
Provides a graphic representation of how much toner is left in
the cartridge.
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PCL or PS Font List
Use the font lists to see which fonts are currently installed in the
printer. (The font lists also show which fonts are resident on an
optional hard disk or flash DIMM.)
To print a PCL or PS font list:
1 Press [Menu] until INFORMATION MENU appears.
2 Press [Item] until PRINT PCL FONT LIST or PRINT PS FONT LIST
appears.
3 Press [Select] to print the font list.
The PS font list shows the PS fonts installed, and gives a sample
of those fonts. The following describes the information that can be
found on the PCL font list:
• Font gives the font names and samples.
• Pitch/Point indicates the pitch or point size of the font.
• Escape Sequence (a PCL programming command) is used to
select the designated font. (See the legend at the bottom of the
font list page.)
Note
For step-by-step instructions on using printer commands to select
a font with DOS applications, see page D-7.
• Font # is the number used to select fonts from the printer’s control
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panel (not the software application). Do not confuse the font #
with the font ID, described below. The number indicates the DIMM
slot where the font is stored.
• SOFT: Downloaded fonts, which stay resident in the printer until
other fonts are downloaded to replace them, or until the printer
is turned off.
• INTERNAL: Fonts that permanently reside in the printer.
Font ID is the number you assign to soft fonts when you download
them through software.
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A
Specifications
Overview
This appendix includes:
• Paper specifications
• Printer specifications
• Cable specifications
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Specifications
A-1
Paper Specifications
HP LaserJet printers produce excellent print quality. This printer
accepts a variety of media, such as cut-sheet paper (including
recycled paper), envelopes, labels, transparencies, vellum, and
custom-size paper. Properties such as weight, grain, and moisture
content are important factors affecting printer performance and
output quality.
The printer can use a variety of paper and other print media in
accordance with the guidelines in this manual. Paper that does not
meet these guidelines may cause the following problems:
• poor print quality
• increased paper jams
• premature wear on the printer, requiring repair
Note
For best results, use only HP brand paper and print media.
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of other
brands. Because they are not HP products, HP cannot influence or
control their quality.
It is possible for paper to meet all of the guidelines in this manual
and still not produce satisfactory results. This might be the result of
improper handling, unacceptable temperature and humidity levels,
or other variables over which Hewlett-Packard has no control.
Before purchasing a large quantity of paper, make sure it meets the
requirements specified in this user’s guide and in the HP LaserJet
Printer Family Print Media Guide. (To order the guide, see page 7.)
Always test paper before purchasing a large quantity.
Caution
Using paper outside HP specifications may cause problems for the
printer, requiring repair. This repair is not covered by the
Hewlett-Packard warranty or service agreements.
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Polyester media
The use of polyester media through the printer for offset printing
applications will not effect or impact any existing printer warranties.
However, image print quality defects and jams are possible when
using polyester media. Only 1 sheet at a time should be fed through
Tray 1.
The media vendor should be contacted to resolve any performance
issues related to the use of polyester media. For more information,
see the polyester media drawer statement at
http://www.hp.com/cposupport/printers/support_doc/
bpl07088.html.
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Specifications
A-3
Supported Sizes and Weights of Paper
Dimensions1
Tray 1
Minimum Size
(custom)
3 by 5 in
(76 by 127 mm)
Maximum Size
(custom)
12.28 by 18.5 in
(312 by 470 mm)
Transparencies
Labels
Same as minimum
and maximum paper
sizes listed above.
Envelopes
Weight
Capacity2
16 to 53 lb
(60 to 199 g/m2)
100 sheets of 20 lb
(75 g/m2) paper
Thickness:
0.0039 in to 0.0045 in
(0.099 to 0.114 mm)
75 transparencies
Thickness:
0.005 in to 0.007 in
(0.127 mm to
0.178 mm)
50 labels
20 to 28 lb
(75 to 105 g/m2)
10 envelopes
1.The printer supports a wide range of paper sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes. To print custom-size paper, see page 35.
2.Capacity may vary depending on paper weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.
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Tray 2
Dimensions1
Letter
8.5 by 11 in
(216 by 279 mm)
A4
8.3 by 11.7 in
(210 by 297 mm)
Executive
7.3 by 10.5 in
(191 by 267 mm)
Legal
8.5 by 14 in
(216 by 356 mm)
B5 (JIS)
7.2 by 10 in
(182 by 257 mm)
A5
5.8 by 8.2 in
(148 by 210 mm)
11 x 17
11 by 17 in
(279 by 432 mm)
A3
11.7 by 16.5 in
(297 by 420 mm)
B4 (JIS)
10.1 by 14.3 in
(257 by 364 mm)
Weight
Capacity2
16 to 28 lb
(60 to 105 g/m2)
250 sheets of 20 lb
(75 g/m2) paper
1.The printer supports a wide range of media sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes.
2.Capacity may vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.
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Specifications
A-5
500-Sheet Tray
(Optional)
Dimensions1
Letter
Letter-R3
8.5 by 11 in
(216 by 279 mm)
A4
A4-R3
8.3 by 11.7 in
(210 by 297 mm)
Executive
7.3 by 10.5 in
(191 by 267 mm)
Legal
8.5 by 14 in
(216 by 356 mm)
B5 (JIS)
7.2 by 10 in
(182 by 257 mm)
A5
5.8 by 8.2 in
(148 by 210 mm)
11 x 17
11 by 17 in
(279 by 432 mm)
A3
11.7 by 16.5 in
(297 by 420 mm)
B4 (JIS)
10.1 by 14.3 in
(257 by 364 mm)
Custom4
5.8 by 8.2 to
11.7 by 16.5 in
OR
11 by 17 in
(148 by 210 to
297 by 419
OR
280 by 432 mm)
Weight
Capacity2
16 to 28 lb
(60 to 105 g/m2)
500 sheets of 20 lb
(75 g/m2) paper
1.The printer supports a wide range of media sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes.
2.Capacity may vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.
3.To print rotated paper, see page 37.
4.To print custom-size paper, see page 39.
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Optional
Duplex Printing
Accessory
(duplexer)
Minimum
Maximum
Dimensions1
5.8 by 8.3 inches
(148 by 210 mm)
11.7 by 17 inches
(297 by 432 mm)
Weight
16 to 28 lb
(60 to 105 g/m2)
1.The printer supports a wide range of media sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes.
Supported Types of Paper
The printer supports the following types of paper:
• plain
• letterhead
• prepunched
• bond
• color
• rough
• user-defined (if using
• preprinted
• transparency
• labels
• recycled
• card stock
• vellum
HP Web Jetadmin or
HP LaserJet Utility)
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Specifications
A-7
Guidelines for Using Paper
For best results, use conventional 20 lb (75 g/m2) paper. Make sure
the paper is of good quality, and free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots,
loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, and curled or bent edges.
If you are unsure what type of paper you are loading (such as bond
or recycled), check the label on the package of paper.
Some paper causes print quality problems, jamming, or damage to
the printer.
Symptom
Problem with Paper
Solution
Poor print quality or toner
adhesion.
Problems with feeding.
Too moist, too rough, too
smooth, or embossed; faulty
paper lot.
Try another kind of paper,
between 100-250 Sheffield,
4-6% moisture content.
Dropouts, jamming, curl.
Stored improperly.
Store paper flat in its
moisture-proof wrapping.
Increased gray background
shading.
Too heavy.
Use lighter paper.
Open the rear output bin.
Excessive curl.
Problems with feeding.
Too moist, wrong grain
direction or short-grain
construction.
Open the rear output bin.
Use long-grain paper.
Set FUSER MODE=LOW
(page B-5).
Jamming, damage to printer.
Cutouts or perforations.
Use higher-quality paper with
cutouts or perforations.
Problems with feeding.
Ragged edges.
Use good quality paper.
Note
Do not use letterhead paper that is printed with low-temperature
inks, such as those used in some types of thermography.
Do not use raised letterhead.
Lower-quality cutout, perforated, or pre-punched media increases
the risk of jams.
The printer uses heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper. Make
sure that any colored paper or preprinted forms use inks that are
compatible with the printer’s temperature (400° F or 205° C for
0.1 second).
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Paper Weight Equivalence Table
Use this table to determine approximate equivalent points in weight
specifications other than U.S. bond weight. For example, to
determine the equivalent of 20 lb U.S. bond weight paper in U.S.
cover weight, locate the bond weight (in row 3, second column) and
scan across the row to the cover weight (in the fourth column). The
equivalent is 28 lb.
Shaded areas indicate a standard weight for that grade.
U.S.
Post
Card1
thickness
(mm)
U.S.
Bond
Weight
(lb)
U.S.
Text/
Book
Weight
(lb)
U.S.
Cover
Weight
(lb)
U.S.
Bristol
Weight
(lb)
U.S.
Index
Weight
(lb)
U.S.
Tag
Weight
(lb)
Europe
Metric
Weight
(g/m2)
Japan
Metric
Weight
(g/m2)
1
16
41
22
27
33
37
60
60
2
17
43
24
29
35
39
64
64
3
20
50
28
34
42
46
75
75
4
21
54
30
36
44
49
80
80
5
22
56
31
38
46
51
81
81
6
24
60
33
41
50
55
90
90
7
27
68
37
45
55
61
100
100
8
28
70
39
49
58
65
105
105
9
32
80
44
55
67
74
120
120
10
34
86
47
58
71
79
128
128
11
36
90
50
62
75
83
135
135
12
.18
39
100
55
67
82
91
148
148
13
.19
42
107
58
72
87
97
157
157
14
.20
43
110
60
74
90
100
163
163
15
.23
47
119
65
80
97
108
176
176
53
134
74
90
110
122
199
199
16
1.U.S. Post Card measurements are approximate. Use for reference only.
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Specifications
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Labels
Caution
To avoid damaging the printer, use only labels recommended for
use in laser printers.
If you have problems printing labels, use Tray 1 and open the rear
output bin.
Never print on the same sheet of labels more than once.
Label Construction
When selecting labels, consider the quality of each component:
• Adhesives: The adhesive material should be stable at 400° F
•
•
•
(205° C), the printer’s maximum temperature.
Arrangement: Only use labels with no exposed backing between
them. Labels can peel off sheets with spaces between the labels,
causing serious jams.
Curl: Prior to printing, labels must lie flat with no more than
0.5 inch (13 millimeters) of curl in any direction.
Condition: Do not use labels with wrinkles, bubbles, or other
indications of separation.
To print sheets of labels, see page 31.
Transparencies
Transparencies used in the printer must be able to withstand 400° F
(205° C), the printer’s maximum temperature, for 0.1 second. Close
the rear output bin to print transparencies to the top output bin.
Caution
To avoid damaging the printer, use only transparencies
recommended for use in laser printers.
If you have problems printing transparencies, use Tray 1.
To print transparencies, see page 32.
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Vellum
Vellum is special lightweight paper similar to parchment. Print
vellum from Tray 1 only, and open the rear output bin. Do not print
on both sides of vellum.
Vellum used in the printer must be able to withstand 400° F
(205° C), the printer’s maximum temperature, for 0.1 second. To
print vellum, see page 38.
Envelopes
Envelope Construction
Envelope construction is critical. Envelope fold lines can vary
considerably, not only between manufacturers, but also within a box
from the same manufacturer. Successful printing on envelopes
depends upon the quality of the envelopes. When selecting
envelopes, consider the following components:
• Weight: The weight
of the envelope paper should not exceed
2
28 lb (105 g/m ), or jamming may result.
• Construction: Prior to printing, envelopes should lie flat with less
•
•
•
than 0.25 inch (6 mm) curl, and should not contain air. (Envelopes
that trap air may cause problems.)
Condition: Make sure envelopes are not wrinkled, nicked, or
otherwise damaged.
Sizes in Tray 1: From 3 by 5 inches (76 by 127 mm) to 8.5 by 14
inches (216 by 356 mm) 12.28 by 18.5 inches (312 by 470 mm).
Sizes in the optional envelope feeder: From 3.5 by 6.3 inches
(90 by 160 millimeters) to 7 by 10 inches (178 by 254 millimeters).
Always print envelopes from Tray 1 (page 29). To prevent envelopes
from wrinkling or jamming, open the rear output bin.
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Specifications A-11
Envelopes with Double-Side-Seams
Double-side-seam construction has vertical seams at both ends of
the envelope rather than diagonal seams. This style may be more
likely to wrinkle. Be sure the seam extends all the way to the corner
of the envelope as illustrated below.
Acceptable
Unacceptable
Figure A-1
Envelopes with Double-Side-Seams
Envelopes with Adhesive Strips or Flaps
Envelopes with a peel-off adhesive strip or with more than one flap
that folds over to seal must use adhesives compatible with the heat
and pressure in the printer. The extra flaps and strips might cause
wrinkling, creasing, or jams.
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Envelope Margins
The following table gives typical address margins for a Commercial
#10 or DL envelope.
Note
Type of Address
Top Margin
Left Margin
Return Address
0.6 in (15 mm)
0.6 in (15 mm)
Delivery Address
2 in (51 mm)
3.5 in (89 mm)
For the best print quality, position margins no closer than 0.6 inch
(15 millimeters) from the edges of the envelope.
Envelope Storage
Proper storage of envelopes helps contribute to good print quality.
Envelopes should be stored flat. If air is trapped in an envelope,
creating an air bubble, then the envelope may wrinkle during
printing.
Card Stock and Heavy Paper
Many types of card stock can be printed from Tray 1, including index
cards and postcards. Some card stock performs better than others
because its construction is better suited for feeding through a laser
printer.
For optimum printer performance, do not use paper heavier than
53 lb (199 g/m2) in Tray 1 or 28 lb (105 g/m2) in other trays. Paper
that is too heavy might cause misfeeds, stacking problems, paper
jams, poor toner fusing, poor print quality, or excessive mechanical
wear.
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Printing on heavier paper may be possible if the tray is not filled to
capacity, and paper with a smoothness rating of 100-180 Sheffield
is used.
Specifications A-13
Card Stock Construction
• Smoothness: 36-53 lb (135-199 g/m2) card stock should have2a
•
•
•
Note
smoothness rating of 100-180 Sheffield. 16-36 lb (60-135 g/m )
card stock should have a smoothness rating of 100-250 Sheffield.
Construction: Card stock should lie flat with less than 0.2 inch
(5 millimeters) of curl.
Condition: Make sure card stock is not wrinkled, nicked, or
otherwise damaged.
Sizes: Use only card stock within the following size ranges:
• minimum: 3 by 5 inches (76 by 127 mm)
• maximum: 12.28 by 18.5 inches (312 by 470 mm)
Before loading card stock in Tray 1, make sure it is regular in shape
and not damaged. Also, make sure the cards are not stuck together.
Card Stock Guidelines
• If cards curl or jam, try printing from Tray 1 and opening the rear
output bin.
• Set margins at least 0.08 inch (2 mm) away from the edges of the
paper.
A-14 Specifications
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Printer Specifications
Physical Dimensions
55 in (139.8 cm)
24.6 in (62.5 cm)
11.9 in (30.3 cm)
18.7 in (47.5 cm)
18.5 in (47.0 cm)
18.6 in (47.3 cm)
10.6 in (27.0 cm)
18.5 in (47.0 cm)
Figure A-2
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4.3 in (11.0 cm)
HP LaserJet 5100 Printer Dimensions (top and side views)
Specifications A-15
55 in (139.8 cm)
24.6 in (62.5 cm)
11.9 in (30.3 cm)
18.5 in (47.0 cm)
10.6 in (27.0 cm)
24.4 in (62.0 cm)
6.1 in (15.5 cm)
Figure A-3
HP LaserJet 5100tn/5100dtn Printer Dimensions (top and side views)
A-16 Specifications
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55 in (139.8 cm)
11.9 in (30.3 cm)
24.6 in (62.5 cm)
18.5 in (47.0 cm)
6.5 in (16.6 cm)
10.6 in (27.0 cm)
29.7 in (75.5 cm)
Figure A-4
Maximum Accessories Configuration (top and side views)
Printer Weight (without print cartridge)
• HP LaserJet 5100 printer: 50 lb (23 kg)
• HP LaserJet 5100tn printer with optional 500-sheet feeder: 75 lb
•
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(34 kg)
HP LaserJet 5100dtn printer with duplexer and optional 500-sheet
feeder: 114 lb (52 kg)
Chapter :
17
Environmental Specifications
Electrical Specifications
Printer State
Power Consumption
(average, in watts)
Printing
325-330
Standby
30
PowerSave
(default activation time 30 minutes)
fewer than 30
Off
0
Minimum Recommended Circuit Capacity
100-127 Volt
10.5 amps
220-240 Volt
5.3 amps
Power Requirements (Acceptable Line Voltage)
18 Chapter :
100-127 Volt
50-60 Hz
220-240 Volt
50-60 Hz
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Acoustic Emissions (Per ISO 9296)
Printer State
Sound Power1
Printing, 22 pages per minute (ppm)
Lwad= 6.6 bels (A)
Printing, 11 ppm
Lwad= 6.3-6.2 bels (A)
PowerSave
Lwad= 4.4-0 bels (A)
1.You might want to install printers with sound power Lwad>=6.3 bels (A) or more in a
separate room or cubicle.
General Specifications
Operating temperature
50-91° F (10-32° C)
Relative Humidity
20-80%
Speed, in pages per minute (ppm)
Up to 21 ppm, letter size paper.
Up to 22 ppm, A4 size paper.
Expandable Memory
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Up to 208 or 224 MB total,
combining standard and accessory
memory DIMMs.
Chapter :
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B
Control Panel Menus
Overview
You can perform most routine printing tasks from the computer
through the printer driver or software application. This is the most
convenient way to control the printer, and will override the printer’s
control panel settings. See the help files associated with the
software, or for more information on accessing the printer driver,
see page 16.
You can also control the printer by changing settings in the printer’s
control panel. Use the control panel to access printer features not
supported by the printer driver or software application.
Note
Printer driver and software commands override the printer’s control
panel settings.
You can print a menu map from the control panel that shows the
current printer configuration (page 11). This appendix lists all the
items and possible values for the printer. (Default values are listed
in the “Item” column.)
Additional menu items can appear in the control panel, depending
on the options currently installed in the printer.
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Control Panel Menus
B-1
Private/Stored Jobs Menu
This menu provides a list of the private, stored, quick copy, and proof
and hold jobs on the printer’s hard disk or RAM memory. The user
can print or delete these jobs from the control panel. For more
information, see page 48.
Note
If there are no private, stored, quick copy, or proof and hold jobs on
the printer’s optional hard disk or RAM memory, this menu is not
displayed on the control panel.
Private/Stored Jobs Menu
Item
Explanation
[JOBNAME]
The name of the job stored on the printer’s hard disk or in RAM.
PIN:0000
To print a private job, the user must enter the Personal Identification
Number (PIN) assigned to the job in the driver.
COPIES=X
The number of copies the user wants to print.
1-999: Prints the requested number of copies of the job.
DELETE: Deletes the job from the printer’s hard disk or RAM
memory.
B-2 Control Panel Menus
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Information Menu
This menu contains printer information pages that give details about
the printer and its configuration. To print an information page, scroll
to the desired page and press [Select].
.
Information Menu
Item
Explanation
PRINT
MENU MAP
The menu map shows the layout and current settings of the control
panel menu items. For more information, see page 79.
PRINT
CONFIGURATION
The configuration page shows the printer’s current configuration.
If an HP JetDirect print server card is installed (HP LaserJet 5100tn
and 5100dtn printers), a JetDirect configuration page will print out
as well. For more information, see page 98.
PRINT
PCL FONT LIST
The PCL font list shows all the PCL fonts currently available to the
printer. For more information, see page 82.
PRINT
PS FONT LIST
The PS font list shows all the PS fonts currently available to the
printer. For more information, see page 100.
PRINT
FILE DIRECTORY
This item appears only when a mass storage device (such as an
optional flash DIMM or hard disk) containing a recognized file
system is installed in the printer. The file directory shows information
for all installed mass storage devices. For more information, see
page C-1.
PRINT
EVENT LOG
The event log lists printer events or errors.
SHOW
EVENT LOG
This item allows you to view the most recent printer events on the
control panel display. Press [-Value+] to scroll through the event log
entries.
PRINT
PAPER PATH TEST
The paper path test can be used to verify that the paper path is
working properly, or to troubleshoot problems with a type of paper.
Choose the input tray, output bin, duplexer (if available), and number
of copies.
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Control Panel Menus
B-3
Paper Handling Menu
When paper handling settings are correctly configured through the
control panel, you can print by choosing the type and size of paper
from the printer driver or software application. For more information,
see page 43.
Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software
application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is
installed). Printer driver and software application settings override
control panel settings. For more information, see page 39.
Paper Handling Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
TRAY 1 MODE=
FIRST
FIRST
CASSETTE
Determine how the printer will use Tray 1.
FIRST: If paper is loaded in Tray 1, the printer
will pull paper from that tray first.
CASSETTE: A paper size must be assigned to
Tray 1 using the TRAY 1 SIZE option (the next
item in this menu when TRAY 1
MODE=CASSETTE). This allows Tray 1 to be
used as a reserved tray.
For more information, see page 41.
TRAY 1 SIZE=
LETTER
For supported
paper sizes, see
page A-4.
This item appears only when TRAY 1 MODE=
CASSETTE. Set the value to correspond with
the paper size currently loaded in Tray 1.
TRAY 1 TYPE=
PLAIN
For supported
paper types, see
page A-5.
This item appears only when TRAY 1 MODE=
CASSETTE. Set the value to correspond with
the paper type currently loaded in Tray 1.
TRAY 2 TYPE=
PLAIN
For supported
paper types, see
page A-5.
Set the value to correspond with the paper type
currently loaded in Tray 2.
TRAY 3 TYPE=
PLAIN
For supported
paper types, see
page A-5.
This item appears only when a third paper tray
is installed. Set the value to correspond with
the paper type currently loaded in Tray 3.
TRAY 4 TYPE=
PLAIN
For supported
paper types, see
page A-5.
This item appears only when a fourth paper tray
is installed. Set the value to correspond with
the paper type currently loaded in Tray 4.
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Paper Handling Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
MANUAL FEED=OFF
OFF
ON
Feed the paper manually from Tray 1, rather
than automatically from a tray. When
MANUAL FEED=ON and Tray 1 is empty, the
printer goes offline when it receives a print job
and displays MANUALLY FEED [PAPER
SIZE].
For more information, see page 42.
DUPLEX=OFF
OFF
ON
This item appears only when an optional
duplexer is installed. Set the value to ON to print
on both sides (duplex) or OFF to print on one
side (simplex) of a sheet of paper.
For more information, see page 33.
BINDING=
LONG EDGE
LONG EDGE
SHORT EDGE
This item appears only when an optional
duplexer is installed and the duplex option is
on. Choose the binding edge when duplexing
(printing on both sides of paper).
For more information, see page 33.
OVERRIDE A4/
LETTER=NO
NO
YES
Choose YES to print on letter size paper when
an A4 job is sent, but no A4 size paper is loaded
in the printer (or to print on A4 size paper when
a letter job is sent, but no letter paper is loaded
in the printer).
CONFIGURE FUSER
MODE MENU=NO
NO
YES
Configure the fuser mode associated with each
paper type. (This is only necessary if you are
experiencing problems printing on certain
paper types.)
NO: The fuser mode menu items are not
accessible.
YES: Additional items appear (see below).
Note
To see the default fuser mode for each paper
type, select YES, scroll back to the Information
Menu, and print a menu map (page B-3).
[TYPE]=
NORMAL
NORMAL
LOW
HIGH
VELLUM
This item appears only when CONFIGURE
FUSER MODE MENU=YES. Most paper types
are set to NORMAL by default.
The exceptions are as follows:
ROUGH=HIGH
VELLUM=VELLUM
For a complete list of supported paper types,
see page A-5.
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Control Panel Menus
B-5
Print Quality Menu
Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software
application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is
installed). Printer driver and software application settings override
control panel settings. For more information, see page 39.
Print Quality Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
RESOLUTION=
FASTRES 1200
300
600
FASTRES 1200
PRORES 1200
Select the resolution from the following values:
300: Produces draft print quality at the printer’s
maximum speed (22 ppm). The 300 dpi (dots
per inch) setting is recommended for some
bitmapped fonts and graphics, and for
compatibility with the HP LaserJet III family of
printers.
600: Produces high print quality at the printer’s
maximum speed (22 ppm).
FASTRES 1200: Produces optimum print
quality (comparable to 1200 dpi) at the printer’s
maximum speed (22 ppm).
PRORES 1200: Produces optimum print quality
(true 1200 dpi) at half the printer’s maximum
speed (11 ppm).
Note
It is best to change the resolution from the printer
driver or software application. (Driver and
software settings override control panel
settings.)
RET=MEDIUM
OFF
LIGHT
MEDIUM
DARK
Use the printer’s Resolution Enhancement
technology (REt) setting to produce print with
smooth angles, curves, and edges.
All print resolutions, including FastRes 1200,
benefit from REt.
Note
It is best to change the REt setting from the
printer driver or software application. (Driver
and software settings override control panel
settings.)
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Print Quality Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
ECONOMODE=OFF
OFF
ON
Turn EconoMode on (to save toner) or off (for
high quality).
EconoMode creates draft-quality printing by
reducing the amount of toner on the printed
page by up to 50%.
Caution
HP does not recommend full-time use of
EconoMode. (If EconoMode is used full-time, it
is possible that the toner supply will outlast the
mechanical parts in the print cartridge.)
Note
It is best to turn EconoMode on or off from the
printer driver or software application. (Driver
and software settings override control panel
settings.)
TONER DENSITY=3
1
2
3
4
5
Lighten or darken the print on the page by
changing the toner density setting. The settings
range from 1 (light) to 5 (dark), but the default
setting of 3 usually produces the best results.
Use a lower toner density setting to save toner.
Note
It is best to change the toner density from the
printer driver or software application. (Driver
and software settings override control panel
settings.)
CREATE CLEANING
PAGE
No value to
select.
Press [Select] to print a cleaning page (for
cleaning excess toner from the paper path).
In order for the cleaning page to work properly,
print the page on copier grade paper (not bond
or rough paper). Follow the instructions on the
cleaning page.
For more information, see page 56.
PROCESS CLEANING
PAGE
No value to
select.
This item appears only after a cleaning page
has been generated (as described above).
Press [Select] to process the cleaning page.
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Control Panel Menus
B-7
Printing Menu
Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software
application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is
installed). Printer driver and software application settings override
control panel settings. For more information, see page 39.
Printing Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
COPIES=1
1 to 999
Set the default number of copies by
selecting any number from 1 to 999. Press
[-Value+] once to change the setting by
increments of 1, or hold down [-Value+] to
scroll by increments of 10.
Note
It is best to set the number of copies from
the printer driver or software application.
(Driver and software settings override
control panel settings.)
PAPER=LETTER
For supported paper
sizes, see page A-4.
Set the default image size for paper and
envelopes. (The item name will change
from paper to envelope as you scroll
through the available sizes.)
Note
The defaults indicated here are for 110V
printers. The default paper size for 220V
printers is A4. The default envelope size for
220V printers is DL.
CONFIGURE CUSTOM
PAPER=NO
NO
YES
NO: The custom paper menu items are not
accessible.
YES: The custom paper menu items appear
(see below).
UNIT OF
MEASURE=INCHES
INCHES
MILLIMETERS
This item appears only when CONFIGURE
CUSTOM PAPER=YES. Select the unit of
(110V printers)
or
PAPER=A4
(220V printers)
and
ENVELOPE=COM10
(110V printers)
or
ENVELOPE=DL
(220V printers)
(110V printers)
measurement for the custom paper size.
or
MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
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Printing Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
X DIMENSION=
12.28 INCHES
3.00 to 12.28
INCHES
This item appears only when CONFIGURE
CUSTOM PAPER=YES. Select the
(110V printers)
(110V printers)
or312 MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
or
(220V printers)
dimension to be fed into the printer.
Note
Heavy paper and very small or very large
custom-size paper should be printed from
Tray 1 to the rear output bin. Open the rear
output bin to use it (page 22).
Y DIMENSION=
18.50 INCHES
5.00 to 18.50
INCHES
This item appears only when CONFIGURE
CUSTOM PAPER=YES. Select the other
(110V printers)
(110V printers)
or
or
470 MILLIMETERS
127 to 470
MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
76 to 312
MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
dimension.
Note
Heavy paper and very small or very large
custom-size paper should be printed from
Tray 1 to the rear output bin. Open the rear
output bin to use it (page 22).
ORIENTATION=
PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Determine the default orientation of print on
the page.
Note
It is best to set the page orientation from the
printer driver or software application.
(Driver and software settings override
control panel settings.)
FORM=60 LINES
5 to 128
Sets vertical spacing from 5 to 128 lines for
default paper size. Press [-Value+] once to
change the setting by increments of 1, or
hold down [-Value+] to scroll by increments
of 10.
INTERNAL
SOFT
SLOT 1, 2, or 3
INTERNAL: Internal fonts.
SOFT: Permanent soft fonts.
SLOT 1, 2, or 3: Fonts stored in one of
(110V printers)
or
64 LINES
(220V printers)
PCL FONT
SOURCE=INTERNAL
the three DIMM slots.
PCL FONT NUMBER=
0
0 to 999
The printer assigns a number to each font
and lists them on the PCL Font List
(page 82). The font number appears in the
Font # column of the printout.
PCL FONT PITCH=
10.00
0.44 to 99.99
This item might not appear, depending on
the font selected. Press [-Value+] once to
change setting by increments of .01 for
pitch, or hold down [-Value+] to scroll by
increments of 1.
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Printing Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
PCL FONT POINT
SIZE=12.00
4.00 to 999.75
This item might not appear, depending on
the font selected. Press [-Value+] once to
change setting by increments of .25 for
point size, or hold down [-Value+] to scroll
by increments of 1.
PC-8
Select any one of several available symbol
sets from the printer’s control panel. A
symbol set is a unique grouping of all the
characters in a font. PC-8 or PC-850 is
recommended for line draw characters.
Order the PCL 5/PJL Technical Reference
Documentation CD for symbol set charts or
for more information (page 7).
PCL SYMBOL
SET=PC-8
many others
COURIER=REGULAR
REGULAR
DARK
Select the version of Courier font to use:
REGULAR: The internal Courier font
available on the HP LaserJet 4 series
printers.
DARK: The internal Courier font available
on the HP LaserJet III series printers.
Both fonts are not available at the same
time.
WIDE A4=NO
NO
YES
The Wide A4 setting changes the number
of characters that can be printed on a single
line of A4 paper.
NO: Up to 78 10-pitch characters can be
printed on one line.
YES: Up to 80 10-pitch characters can be
printed on one line.
APPEND CR TO LF=
NO
NO
YES
Select YES to append a carriage return to
each line feed encountered in
backward-compatible PCL jobs (pure text,
no job control). Some environments, such
as UNIX, indicate a new line using only the
line feed control code. This option allows
the user to append the required carriage
return to each line feed.
PRINT PS
ERRORS=OFF
OFF
ON
Select ON to print the PS error page when
PS errors occur.
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Configuration Menu
Items in this menu affect the printer’s behavior. Configure the printer
according to your printing needs.
Configuration Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
POWERSAVE=
30 MINUTES
OFF
15 MINUTES
30 MINUTES
1 HOUR
2 HOURS
3 HOURS
Set the printer to enter PowerSave after it has
been idle for a specified amount of time.
Turning PowerSave off is not recommended.
The PowerSave feature does the following:
• Minimizes the amount of power consumed
by the printer when it is idle.
• Reduces wear on the printer’s electronic
components. (Turns off the display’s
backlight.)
When you send a print job, press a control
panel key, open a paper tray, or open the top
cover, the printer automatically comes out of
PowerSave mode.
Note
PowerSave turns off the backlight on the
display, but the display is still readable.
PERSONALITY=
AUTO
AUTO
PCL
PS
Select the default printer language
(personality). Possible values are determined
by which valid languages are installed in the
printer.
Normally you should not change the printer
language (the default is AUTO). If you change
it to a specific printer language, the printer will
not automatically switch from one language to
another unless specific software commands
are sent to the printer.
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Control Panel Menus B-11
Configuration Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
RESOURCE SAVE=
OFF
OFF
ON
AUTO
Dedicate printer memory to save each
language’s permanent resources. (You might
need to add memory to the printer in order for
this item to appear.) The amount of memory set
aside can be different for each installed
language. Some languages might have
memory set aside for resource saving without
requiring all languages to do so. Any time the
amount of memory dedicated to a specific
language is changed, all languages will lose all
saved resources, including any unprocessed
print jobs.
OFF: No language resource saving is
performed, and language-dependent
resources, such as fonts and macros, are lost
when language or resolution changes.
ON: An item will appear for each installed
language that allows the user to allocate a
particular amount of memory to that language’s
resource saving area. (See the items below.)
AUTO: The printer automatically determines
the amount of memory to use for each installed
language’s resource saving area.
For more information, see page C-5.
PCL MEMORY=
400K
0K and up
This item appears only when RESOURCE
SAVE=ON. Select the amount of memory used
PS MEMORY=
400K
(This value
depends on the
amount of
installed
memory.)
0K and up
(This value
depends on the
amount of
installed
memory.)
B-12 Control Panel Menus
for saving PCL resources. Printer default is the
minimum amount of memory needed to
perform resource saving for PCL. Press
[-Value+] to change settings by increments of
10 (up to 100 KB) or by increments of 100
(above 100 KB).
For more information, see page C-5.
This item appears only when RESOURCE
SAVE=ON. Select the amount of memory used
for saving PS resources. Printer default is the
minimum amount of memory needed to
perform resource saving for PS. Press
[-Value+] to change settings by increments of
10 (up to 100 KB) or by increments of 100
(above 100 KB).
For more information, see page C-6.
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Configuration Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
PAGE PROTECT=
AUTO
AUTO
ON
This item appears only after a 21 PAGE TOO
COMPLEX, PRESS GO TO CONTINUE
message displays (page 66).
Memory Enhancement technology (MEt)
attempts to guarantee that all pages will print.
If the page does not print, turn PAGE PROTECT
to ON. This might increase chances of a 20
INSUFFICIENT MEMORY, PRESS GO TO
CONTINUE message. If this occurs, simplify the
print job or install additional memory
(page C-1).
CLEARABLE
WARNINGS=JOB
JOB
ON
Set the amount of time that a clearable warning
is displayed on the printer’s control panel.
JOB: Warning messages display on the control
panel until the end of the job from which they
were generated.
ON: Warning messages display on the control
panel until [Go] is pressed.
AUTO CONTINUE=
ON
ON
OFF
Determine how the printer reacts to errors.
ON: If an error occurs that prevents printing, the
message will display, and the printer will go
offline for 10 seconds before returning online.
OFF: If an error occurs that prevents printing,
the message will remain on the display and the
printer will remain offline until [Go] is pressed.
If the printer is on a network, you will probably
want to turn AUTO CONTINUE to ON.
TONER
LOW=CONTINUE
CONTINUE
STOP
Determine how the printer behaves when toner
is low. The TONER LOW message will first
appear when the print cartridge is almost out
of toner. (About 100 to 300 sheets can still be
printed.)
CONTINUE: The printer will continue to print
while the TONER LOW message is displayed.
STOP: The printer will go offline and wait for
further action.
For more information, see page 52.
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Control Panel Menus B-13
Configuration Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
RAM DISK=AUTO
OFF
ON
AUTO
Determine how the RAM disk is configured.
This item appears only if there is no optional
hard disk installed and the printer has at least
8 MB of memory.
OFF: The RAM disk is disabled.
ON: The RAM disk is enabled. Configure the
amount of memory to be used through the
following item: RAM DISK SIZE.
Note
If the setting is changed from OFF to ON or from
OFF to AUTO, the printer will automatically
reinitialize when it becomes idle.
RAM DISK
SIZE=xxxK
0K and up
Determine the size of the RAM disk. This item
appears if RAM DISK=ON or AUTO.
Press [-Value+] to change settings by
increments of 100.
Note
This setting cannot be changed if RAM
DISK=AUTO. Changing this value will cause
the printer to reinitialize when it becomes idle.
(This value
depends on the
amount of
installed
memory.)
JAM RECOVERY=
AUTO
AUTO
ON
OFF
Determine how the printer behaves when a
paper jam occurs.
AUTO: The printer automatically selects the
best mode for printer jam recovery (usually ON).
This is the default setting.
ON: The printer automatically reprints pages
after a paper jam is cleared.
OFF: The printer does not reprint pages
following a paper jam. Printing performance
might be increased with this setting.
MAINTENANCE
MESSAGE=OFF
OFF
This item appears only after the PERFORM
PRINTER MAINTENANCE message displays.
OFF: The PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE
message will be cleared and will not be
displayed again until the next maintenance is
due.
The message should not be turned off unless
the printer maintenance has been performed.
If the required maintenance is not performed,
the printer’s performance will degrade.
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Configuration Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
NEW TONER
CARTRIDGE=NO
YES
NO
This item allows the user to tell the printer that
a new print cartridge has been installed.
Setting this item to YES will reset the HP
TonerGauge to full.
QUICK COPY
JOBS=32
1 to 50
Specifies the number of quick copy jobs that
can be stored on the printer’s hard disk.
JOB HELD
TIMEOUT=OFF
OFF
1 HOUR
4 HOURS
1 DAY
1 WEEK
Sets the amount of time that quick copy, proof
and hold, private, and stored jobs are kept
before being automatically deleted from the
queue.
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Control Panel Menus B-15
I/O Menu
Items in the I/O (input/output) Menu affect the communication
between the printer and the computer.
I/O Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
I/O TIMEOUT=15
5 to 300
Select the I/O timeout period in seconds. (I/O
timeout refers to the time, measured in
seconds, that the printer waits before ending a
print job.)
This setting allows you to adjust timeout for
best performance. If data from other ports
appear in the middle of your print job, increase
the timeout value.
Press [- Value +] once to change settings by
increments of 1, or hold down [- Value +] to
scroll by increments of 10.
I/O BUFFER=AUTO
AUTO
ON
OFF
Allocate memory for I/O buffering.
AUTO: The printer automatically reserves
memory for I/O buffering. Additional
configurations are not required and the I/
O BUFFER SIZE menu item does not appear.
ON: The I/O BUFFER SIZE item appears (see
below). Specify the amount of memory to be
used for I/O buffering.
OFF: I/O buffering is not performed and the I/
O BUFFER SIZE item does not appear.
When the I/O buffer setting is changed, any
downloaded resources (such as fonts or
macros) will need to be downloaded again,
unless they are stored on an optional hard disk
or flash DIMM.
For more information, see page C-6.
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I/O Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
I/O BUFFER SIZE=
100K
10K and up
This item appears only when I/O
BUFFER=ON. Specify the amount of memory
PARALLEL HIGH
SPEED=YES
YES
NO
Select the speed at which data is transmitted
to the printer.
YES: The printer accepts faster parallel
communications used for connections with
newer computers.
NO: The printer accepts slower parallel
communications used for connections with
older computers.
PARALLEL ADV
FUNCTIONS=ON
ON
OFF
Turn the bidirectional parallel communication
on or off. The default is set for a bidirectional
parallel port (IEEE-1284).
This setting allows the printer to send status
readback messages to the computer. (Turning
the parallel advanced functions on might slow
language switching.)
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for I/O buffering. The maximum amount of
memory available for I/O buffering is
determined by the amount of memory installed
in the printer, the languages installed in the
printer, and by other memory allocations that
must be made.
Press [-Value +] to change settings by
increments of 10 (up to 100 KB) or by
increments of 100 (above 100 KB).
Control Panel Menus B-17
EIO Menu (5100tn/5100dtn)
EIO (enhanced input/output) Menus depend on the particular
accessory product installed in an EIO slot of the printer. If the printer
contains an HP JetDirect print server EIO card, you can configure
basic networking parameters using the EIO Menu. These and other
parameters can also be configured through HP Web Jetadmin.
EIO Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
CFG NETWORK=NO
NO
YES
NO: The JetDirect Menu is not accessible.
YES: The JetDirect Menu appears.
IPX/SPX=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the IPX/SPX protocol stack (in
Novell NetWare networks, for example) is
enabled (on) or disabled (off).
DLC/LLC=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the DLC/LLC protocol stack is
enabled (on) or disabled (off).
TCP/IP=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the TCP/IP protocol stack is
enabled (on) or disabled (off).
ATALK=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the Apple EtherTalk protocol
stack is enabled (on) or disabled (off).
CFG IPX/SPX=NO
NO
YES
NO: The IPX/SPX Menu is not accessible.
YES: The IPX/SPX Menu appears. In the IPX/
SPX Menu, you can specify the frame type
parameter used on your network. The default
is AUTO, to automatically set and limit the frame
type to the one detected.
For Ethernet cards, frame type selections
include EN_8023, EN_II, EN_8022,
EN_SNAP.
For Token Ring cards, frame type selections
include TR_8022, TR_SNAP.
In the IPX/SPX Menu for Token Ring cards, you
can also specify NetWare Source Routing
parameters, which include SRC RT=AUTO
(default), OFF, SINGLE R, or ALL RT.
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EIO Menu (Continued)
Item
Values
Explanation
CFG TCP/IP=NO
NO
YES
NO: The TCP/IP Menu is not accessible.
YES: The TCP/IP Menu appears. In the TCP/
IP Menu, you can specify BOOTP=YES or
DHCP=YES for TCP/IP parameters to be
automatically loaded from a bootp or DHCP
server when the printer is turned on. If you
specify BOOTP=NO and DHCP=NO , you can
manually set selected TCP/IP parameters from
the control panel. You can manually set each
byte of the IP address (IP), Subnet Mask (SM),
Syslog Server (LG), and Default Gateway
(GW). For example:
Byte 1
192.0.0.192
Byte 2
Byte 4
Byte 3
If the Syslog Server IP address is left blank, the
printer will still work. Also, you can manually set
the Timeout time period.
CFG LINK=NO
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NO
YES
NO: The 10/100Base-TX link configuration
menu will not be accessed.
YES: Allows you to access and manually set
10/100Base-TX link parameters.
• AUTO: (Default) The print server will
automatically configure itself to match the
network’s link speed and communication
mode.
• 10T HALF: Sets 10 Mbps, Half-duplex
operation on the print server.
• 10T FULL: Sets 10 Mbps, Full-duplex
operation on the print server.
• 100TX HALF: Sets 100 Mbps, Half-duplex
operation on the print server.
• 100TX FULL: Sets 100 Mbps, Full-duplex
operation on the print server.
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Resets Menu
Use this menu with caution. You can lose buffered page data or
printer configuration settings when you select these items. Only
reset the printer under the following circumstances:
• You want to restore the printer’s default settings.
• Communication between the printer and computer has been
interrupted.
The items in the Resets Menu will clear all memory in the printer,
while [Cancel Job] clears only the current job.
Resets Menu
Item
Explanation
RESET MEMORY
This item clears the printer buffer and the active I/O input buffer, and
makes the control panel defaults current.
The DATA RECEIVED message might display on the control panel.
Resetting memory during a print job can result in data loss.
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
This item performs a simple reset and restores most of the factory
(default) settings. This item also clears the input buffer for the active
I/O.
The DATA RECEIVED message might display on the printer’s
control panel.
RESET ACTIVE I/O
CHANNEL
This item performs a simple reset and clears the input and output
buffers (for the active I/Os only).
The DATA RECEIVED message might display on the printer’s
control panel.
RESET ALL I/O
CHANNELS
This item performs a simple reset and clears the input and output
buffers for all I/Os.
POWERSAVE
Allows PowerSave feature to be turned on or off.
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C
Printer Memory and Expansion
Overview
The printer has three dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots
for upgrading with:
• More printer memory. DIMMs are available in 16, 32, and 64 MB,
•
•
•
Note
for a maximum of 208 or 224 MB.
Flash memory DIMMs, available in 2 and 4 MB. Unlike standard
printer memory, flash DIMMs can be used to permanently store
downloaded items in the printer, even when the printer is off.
DIMM-based accessory fonts, macros, EWS, and patterns.
Other DIMM-based printer languages and printer options.
Single in-line memory modules (SIMMs) used on previous
HP LaserJet printers are not compatible with the printer.
You might want to add more memory to the printer if you often print
complex graphics or PS documents, print with the optional duplexer,
use many downloaded fonts, print at ProRes 1200, or print large
paper sizes (such as A3, B4, or 11 x 17).
The printer has two enhanced input/output (EIO) slots for expanding
the printer’s capabilities with:
• A network card.
• A mass storage device, such as an optional hard disk.
For ordering information, see page 10.
To find out how much memory is installed in the printer, or to find
out what is installed in the EIO slots, print a configuration page
(page 98).
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Printer Memory and Expansion C-1
Installing a DIMM
Caution
Static electricity can damage dual
in-line memory modules (DIMMs).
When handling DIMMs, either wear an
antistatic wrist strap or frequently touch
the surface of the DIMM’s antistatic
package, then touch bare metal on the
printer.
If you have not already done so, print a
configuration page to find out how
much memory is installed in the printer
before adding more memory
(page 80).
1 Turn the printer off. Unplug the
power cord and disconnect any
cables. (If an optional duplexer is
installed, you will need to remove
the rear section and the cable tray
first. Go to page C-4.)
2 Remove the two captive screws on
the back of the printer.
3 Grasp the tabs and pull the
formatter board out of the printer.
Place it on a flat, non-conductive
surface.
4 Remove the DIMM from the
antistatic package. Hold the DIMM
with fingers against the side edges
and thumbs against the back edge.
Align the notches on the DIMM with
the DIMM slot. (Check that the locks
on each side of the DIMM slot are
open, or outward.)
5 Press the DIMM straight into the slot
(press firmly). Make sure the locks
on each side of the DIMM snap
inward into place. (To remove a
DIMM, the locks must be released.)
A firmware DIMM must be placed in
slot 1 as shown. A memory DIMM
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may be placed in any slot other than
slot 1.
6 Slide the formatter board back into
the printer and tighten the two
screws.
7 If an optional duplexer is installed,
reattach the cable tray and the rear
section of the duplexer. Reattach
any interface cables, and the power
cord. Turn the printer on and test the
DIMM. (Go to page C-5.)
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Printer Memory and Expansion C-3
If an optional duplexer is installed:
1 Slide the rear section of the duplexer
away from the printer.
2 Remove the rear section of the
duplexer by lifting and rotating the
rear section to clear all of the tabs in
the grooves, as illustrated.
3 Unplug the power cord and
disconnect any cables.
4 Remove the cable tray by lifting it out
of position, as illustrated.
Go back to Step 2, on page C-2.
Note
Reverse these steps to install the cable
tray and the rear section of the duplexer.
Make sure the cable tray is properly
installed and the cables are routed
through the left side.
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Checking Memory Installation
Follow this procedure to verify that DIMMs are installed correctly:
1 Check that the printer’s control panel displays READY when the
printer is turned on. If an error message appears, a DIMM might
have been incorrectly installed. Check the printer messages
(page 63).
2 Print a new configuration page (page 80).
3 Check the memory section on the configuration page and
compare it to the configuration page printed before the DIMM
installation. If the amount of memory has not increased, the DIMM
might not be installed correctly (repeat the installation procedure)
or the DIMM might be defective (try a new DIMM).
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If you installed a printer language (personality), check the Installed
Personalities and Options section on the configuration page. This
area should list the new printer language.
Printer Memory and Expansion C-5
Adjusting Memory Settings
Resource Saving
Resource Saving allows the printer to keep downloaded resources
(permanent downloaded fonts, macros, or patterns) in memory
when the printer language or resolution is changed.
If you do not have an optional hard disk or flash DIMM for storing
downloaded resources, you might want to change the amount of
memory allocated to each language when downloading an
unusually large number of fonts, or if the printer is in a shared
environment.
The minimum amount of memory that can be allocated to Resource
Saving is 400 KB each for PCL and PS.
To determine how much memory to allocate to a language:
1 From the Configuration Menu, set RESOURCE SAVE=ON
(page B-12). You might need to add memory to the printer in order
for this option to appear in the printer’s control panel.
2 Also from the Configuration Menu, choose either PCL MEMORY or
PS MEMORY and change the setting to the highest value displayed.
This amount will vary depending upon how much memory is
installed in the printer.
3 Using a software application, download all the fonts you want to
use in the selected language.
4 Print a configuration page (page 80). The amount of memory
used by the fonts is listed next to the language. Round this figure
up to the nearest 100 KB. (For example, if 475 KB are shown,
500 KB should be reserved.)
5 From the Configuration Menu, set PCL MEMORY or PS MEMORY to
the value determined in step 4.
6 Repeat step 3. (You must download all fonts again. See the note
below.)
Note
C-6
When you change the Resource Saving setting, all downloaded
resources (such as fonts or macros) will need to be downloaded
again, unless they are stored on an optional hard disk or flash
DIMM.
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I/O Buffering
To allow the computer to continue working without waiting for the
print job to finish queuing, the printer uses a portion of its memory
(an I/O buffer) to hold jobs in progress. (If I/O buffering is off, no
memory is reserved for this function.)
In most cases, it is best to let the printer automatically reserve
memory for I/O buffering. (For each megabyte of memory added to
the printer, 100 kilobytes are reserved.)
To speed network printing, you might want to increase the amount
of memory reserved for I/O buffering.
To change the I/O Buffer setting:
1 From the I/O Menu, set I/O BUFFER=ON (page B-15).
2 Also from the I/O Menu, set I/O SIZE to the desired value.
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When you change the I/O Buffer setting, all downloaded resources
(such as fonts or macros) will need to be downloaded again, unless
they are stored on an optional hard disk or flash DIMM.
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Installing EIO Cards/Mass Storage
Turn off the printer before installing the EIO card or mass storage
device.
See Figure 24 for orientation and location of the EIO card or optional
mass storage device, such as an optional hard disk.
Use HP Web JetAdmin to delete files from a mass storage device.
For more information, see the printer software help.
Figure 24
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D
Printer Commands
Overview
Most software applications do not require you to enter printer
commands. See your computer and software documentation to find
the method for entering printer commands, if needed.
PCL
PCL printer commands tell the printer which tasks to perform or
which fonts to use. This appendix provides a quick reference for
users who are already familiar with PCL command structure.
Note
Unless PCL 5e backward compatibility is required, HP
recommends that PCL 6 printer drivers be used to take full
advantage of all printer features. The PCL 5e printer driver in this
printer is not backward compatible with older printers that use PCL
5e printer drivers.
HP-GL/2
The printer has the ability to print vector graphics using the HP-GL/
2 graphics language. Printing in the HP-GL/2 language requires
that the printer leave PCL language and enter HP-GL/2 mode,
which can be done by sending the printer PCL code. Some
software applications switch languages through their drivers.
PJL
HP’s Printer Job Language (PJL) provides control above PCL and
other printer languages. The four major functions provided by PJL
are: printer language switching, job separation, printer
configuration, and status readback from the printer. PJL
commands may be used to change printer default settings.
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The table at the end of this appendix contains commonly used
PCL 5e commands (page D-5). For a complete listing and
explanation of how to use PCL, HP-GL/2, and PJL commands, order
the PCL 5/PJL Technical Reference Documentation CD (page 7).
Printer Commands D-1
Understanding PCL Printer Command
Syntax
Before using printer commands, compare these characters:
Lowercase l:
l
Uppercase O:
O
Number one:
1
Number 0:
0
Many printer commands use the lowercase letter l (l) and the
number one (1), or the uppercase letter O (O) and the number zero
(0). These characters may not appear on your screen as shown
here. You must use the exact character and case specified for PCL
printer commands.
Figure D-1 displays the elements of a typical printer command (in
this instance, a command for page orientation).
Escape character
(begins escape sequence)
Parameterized
character
Figure D-1
D-2
Printer Commands
Value field (contains both
alpha and numeric characters)
Group
character
Termination character
(uppercase)
Printer Command Elements
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Combining Escape Sequences
Escape sequences may be combined into one escape sequence
string. There are three important rules to follow when combining
code:
1 The first two characters after the ? character (the parameterized
and group characters, see Figure D-1) must be the same in all of
the commands to be combined.
2 When combining escape sequences, change the uppercase
(termination) character in each individual escape sequence to
lower case.
3 The final character of the combined escape sequence must be
uppercase.
The following is an example of an escape sequence string that
would be sent to the printer to select legal paper, landscape
orientation, and 8 lines per inch:
?&l3A?&l1O?&l8D
The following escape sequence sends the same printer commands
by combining them into a shorter sequence:
?&l3a1o8D
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Printer Commands D-3
Selecting PCL Fonts
PCL printer commands for selecting fonts can be found on the PCL
Font List (page 82). A sample section is shown below. Notice the
two variable boxes for symbol set and point size.
These variables must be filled in or the printer will use defaults. For
example, if you want a symbol set that contains line-draw
characters, select the 10U (PC-8) or 12U (PC-850) symbol set.
Other common symbol set codes are listed in the table on page D-7.
Note
Fonts are either “fixed” or “proportional” in spacing. The printer
contains both fixed fonts (Courier, Letter Gothic, and Lineprinter)
and proportional fonts (CG Times, Arialâ, Times New Roman, and
others).
Fixed-spaced fonts are generally used in applications such as
spreadsheets and databases, where it is important for columns to
line up vertically. Proportional-spaced fonts are generally used in
text and word processing applications.
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Common PCL Printer Commands
Function
Command
Options (#)
Reset
?E
n/a
Number of Copies
?&l#X
1 to 999
2-sided/1-sided printing
?&l#S
0 = Simplex (1-sided) printing
1 = Duplex (2-sided) with long edge binding
2 = Duplex (2-sided) with short edge binding
Paper Source
?&l#H
0 = prints or ejects current page
1 = Tray 2
2 = manual feed, paper
3 = manual feed, envelope
4 = Tray 1
5 = Tray 3
7 = auto select
20 = Tray 4
Paper size
?&l#A
1 = Executive
2 = Letter
3 = Legal
6 = 11 x 17
17 = 16K
18 = JIS EXEC
19 = 8K
25 = A5
26 = A4
27 = A3
44 = B6-JIS
45 = B5-JIS
46 = B4-JIS
72 = Postcard (double)
80 = Monarch
81 = Commercial 10
90 = DL
91 = International C5
100 = B5
101 = Custom
Paper Type
?&n#
5WdBond = Bond
6WdPlain = Plain
6WdColor = Color
7WdLabels = Labels
9WdRecycled = Recycled
11WdLetterhead = Letterhead
10WdCardstock = Cardstock
11WdPrepunched = Prepunched
11WdPreprinted = Preprinted
13WdTransparency = Transparency
#WdCustompapertype = Custom1
Orientation
?&l#O
0 = Portrait
1 = Landscape
2 = Reverse Portrait
3 = Reverse Landscape
Page Control Commands
Job Control
Commands
Common PCL Printer Commands
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Printer Commands D-5
Language Selection
Programming Hints
Page Control Commands (Continued)
Common PCL Printer Commands (Continued)
D-6
Function
Command
Options (#)
Top Margin
?&l#E
# = number of lines
Text Length (bottom margin)
?&l#F
# = number of lines from top margin
Left Margin
?&a#L
# = column number
Right Margin
?&a#M
# = column number from left margin
Horizontal Motion Index
?&k#H
1/120-inch increments (compresses print horizontally)
Vertical Motion Index
?&l#C
1/48-inch increments (compresses print vertically)
Line Spacing
?&l#D
# = lines per inch (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 16, 24, 48)
Perforation Skip
?&l#L
0 = disable
1 = enable
End of Line Wrap
?&s#C
0 = Enable
1 = Disable
Display Functions On
?Y
n/a
Display Functions Off
?Z
n/a
Enter PCL Mode
?%#A
0 = Use previous PCL cursor position
1 = Use current HP-GL/2 pen position
Enter HP-GL/2 Mode
?%#B
0 = Use previous HP-GL/2 pen position
1 = Use current PCL cursor position
Printer Commands
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Common PCL Printer Commands (Continued)
Function
Command
Options (#)
?(#
8U = HP Roman-8 Symbol Set
10U = IBM Layout (PC-8) (code page 437) Default Symbol Set
12U = IBM Layout for Europe (PC-850) (code page 850)
8M = Math-8
19U = Windows 3.1 Latin 1
9E = Windows 3.1 Latin 2 (commonly used in Eastern Europe)
5T = Windows 3.1 Latin 5 (commonly used in Turkey)
579L = Wingdings Font
Primary Spacing
?(s#P
0 = fixed
1 = proportional
Primary Pitch
?(s#H
# = characters/inch
Set Pitch Mode3
?&k#S
0 = 10
4 = 12 (elite)
2 = 16.5 - 16.7 (compressed)
Primary Height
?(s#V
# = points
Primary Style2
?(s#S
0 = upright (solid)
1 = italic
4 = condensed
5 = condensed italic
Primary Stroke Wt.2
?(s#B
0 = medium (book or text)
1 = semi bold
3 = bold
4 = extra bold
Typeface2
?(s#T
Print a PCL font list to view the command for each internal font
(page 82).
Font Selection
Symbol Sets
2
1For custom paper, replace “Custompapertype” with the name of the paper, and replace the “#” with the number of
characters in the name, plus 1.
2
Order the PCL 5/PJL Technical Reference Documentation CD for symbol set charts or for more information (page 7).
3The
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Printer Commands D-7
D-8
Printer Commands
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E
Embedded Web Server
The embedded Web server (EWS) is a standard feature in the
HP LaserJet 5100dtn, and is an available accessory for the
HP LaserJet 5100 and HP LaserJet 5100tn. For ordering
information, see page 9.
You can use the embedded Web server to view printer and network
status and manage printing functions from your computer instead
of from the printer control panel or printer management software.
The following are examples of how you can use the embedded Web
server:
• view printer control panel messages
• determine the remaining life for all printer supplies
• access a link that facilitates ordering printer supplies for your
printer
• view and change the input tray configurations
• view and change the printer control panel menu configuration
• print internal pages or view that information from your Web
browser
• view and change the network configuration
You must have an IP-based network and a Web browser. The
embedded Web server does not support IPX-based printer
connections. You can use the embedded Web server with Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5.0 and above or with Netscape Navigator 4.7 and
above.
To access the embedded Web server
1 Open your Web browser.
2 Type the IP address assigned to the printer (http://ip_address) in
the Address or Location field in your Web browser.
If you do not know the printer’s IP address, it is listed on the printer
configuration page. For more information about printing a
configuration page, see page 80.
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Embedded Web Server E-1
Home Pages
The home pages of the embedded Web server are the informational
pages for the printer. These include:
• Printer status page
•
•
•
•
•
This page shows the printer control panel and any current
message. The control panel status lights and buttons are also
displayed, so you can change the printer control panel menu
settings from this page. Consumable life levels and the input tray
media configuration are also displayed.
Configuration page
The printer configuration page is displayed from this site in the
embedded Web server.
Event log page
This page shows the printer event log.
Supplies page
This page shows the levels of the consumables for the printer.
Usage page
This page shows how much of each media type has been used
by the printer.
Device identification page
This page lets you name the device for network management
needs, and shows the IP address and server for the printer.
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Device Pages
The device pages of the embedded Web server allow you to
configure the printer from your computer. These pages can be
password protected. Always consult with your network administrator
before changing the printer configuration.
• Configure printer page
This page lets you configure all printer settings.
• Alerts page
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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This page lets you configure notification recipients for various
printer events.
E-mail page
The e-mail addresses of notification recipients of printer events
are entered in this page.
Order supplies page
The remaining life of various consumables is shown on this page,
and links to the HP website for ordering supplies is also displayed.
Contact information page
The name and e-mail address of the primary point of contact for
information about the printer is entered into this page. The primary
point of contact is usually the network administrator.
Security page
This page configures the password information for the embedded
Web server. Password information should be configured only by
the network administrator.
Other links page
This page is used to enter other websites into the embedded Web
server. These sites are displayed on the navigational bar
throughout the embedded Web server pages.
Refresh rate page
This page configures how often the embedded Web server
obtains information from the printer regarding printer status.
Language page
The language that the embedded Web server is displayed in is
configured from this page.
Device identification page
This page lets you name the device for network management
needs, and shows the IP address and server for the printer.
Embedded Web Server E-3
Networking Pages
The network pages of the embedded Web server provide access to
the HP Jetdirect print server network. These pages include:
• Network settings page
•
•
•
•
This page provides access to network protocol configuration
parameters and other settings.
Support settings page
This page lets you configure links for support assistance.
Admin password page
This page lets you limit user access to network configuration
parameters for this printer.
Access control page
This page allows an administrator to limit client system access to
this printer.
Diagnostic pages
These pages provide access to network statistics and
configuration page settings useful for troubleshooting.
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Glossary
adjustable tray
A paper tray that is able to adapt to more than one size
of media. All trays used in the printer are adjustable.
DIMM
(dual in-line memory
module)
A circuit board that holds extra memory chips for the
printer.
drag-and-drop
The ability to execute a function graphically without
typing a command. For example, in the Windows 95
Explorer, you can copy or move a file by “dragging” it
from one folder and “dropping” it into another.
duplex printing
accessory
(also called “duplexer”)
An optional accessory used for automatically printing
on both sides of a sheet of paper.
enhanced input/output
(EIO)
Printer accessory slots used for transferring data
between the computer and printer. Modular I/O (MIO)
accessories for older printers and the newer EIO
technology are not compatible.
media
Any material to be printed, including envelopes, labels,
transparencies, and all types of paper. (Paper types
include letterhead, prepunched, recycled, bond, color
stock, card stock, and preprinted.)
full-bleed
Print that extends from edge to edge of a sheet of paper.
This effect is achieved by printing on larger paper, then
trimming to the edge of the printed image.
Mopy
Multiple original prints.
PCL
HP’s printer control language.
PostScript Emulation
See PS.
preprinted
Having pre-designed forms already printed on the
paper.
printer driver
Program files that allow a software application to
communicate with the printer and use its features.
printer driver help
On-screen instructions regarding the use of the printer
driver.
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Glossary
1
printer software
Any or all of the software shipped with the printer. The
printer is packaged with a compact disc containing the
software needed to access all of the printer’s features.
If the printer has been correctly set up, the appropriate
software is already installed.
printer software help
On-screen instructions regarding the use of the printer
software. Help screens which can be activated from the
Help button (or a question mark symbol) in the printer
software.
PS
HP’s PostScript 3 emulation. A printer language
provided with the printer.
size
In this user’s guide, paper size refers to the dimensions
of a sheet of paper or other print media.
software application
A computer program or package developed for sale to
the general public.
source
In this use guide, paper source refers to the paper tray
where paper or other print media is loaded.
type
In this user’s guide, paper type refers to the unique
properties of paper or other print media, such as rough,
transparency, labels, etc.
universal tray
A paper tray that can be adjusted for many paper sizes.
watermark
Text printed on the background of a page.
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Index
Numerics
10/100Base-TX link B-19
1200 dpi B-6
250-sheet tray
locating 7
ordering 9
paper specifications A-5
printing by type and size of
paper 57
2-sided printing
guidelines 34
with duplex printing
accessory 33
2-up printing 54
300 dpi B-6
3-hole punched paper
duplexing 36
orientation 38
500-sheet tray (optional)
loading 31
loading custom-size paper
48
ordering 9
paper orientation 39
paper specifications A-6
printing by type and size of
paper 57
printing rotated paper 45
600 dpi B-6
A
A4 paper
configuring B-10
loading 39
override with letter setting
B-5
printing 44
A4-R paper 44
A5 paper 44
access control page,
embedded Web server
E-4
Access Denied Menus Locked
message 14
accessing
embedded Web server E-1
HP JetDirect print server
network E-4
Windows printer driver 19
accessories
locating 8
ordering 9
troubleshooting 99
types 8
verifying installation 105
acoustic emissions,
specifications A-19
additional drivers, obtaining
EN
16
address, IP
locating E-1
viewing E-2, E-3
adhesive on envelopes,
printing with A-12
adjusting
I/O timeout B-16
memory settings C-6
paper stop 27
admin password page,
embedded Web server
E-4
advanced printing tasks 23,
53
alerts page, embedded Web
server E-3
allocating memory to printer
language C-6
Append CR To LF setting B-10
Apple EtherTalk protocol
setting B-18
ATALK setting B-18
Attention light 12
Auto Continue setting B-13
AutoCAD printer driver 18
B
B5 (JIS) paper 44
Background Printing setting
101
backlight, turning off B-11
basic printing tasks 23
benefits, printer 2
bidirectional parallel
communication setting
B-17
Binding setting for duplex
printing 34, B-5
bins, see output bins
blank
configuration page,
troubleshooting 95
display, troubleshooting 94
both sides, printing with duplex
accessory 33
buffer
changing size C-7
overflow 88
printing data in 13
C
cables, troubleshooting 96,
99
Cancel Job key 13
capacities
250-sheet tray A-5
500-sheet tray A-6
duplex printing accessory
A-7
Tray 1 A-4
Tray 2 A-5
card stock
guidelines A-14
printing
specifications A-13
see also custom-size paper
carriage return setting B-10
cartridges, see print cartridges
CFG IPX/SPX setting B-18
CFG Link setting B-19
CFG Network setting B-18
CFG TCP/IP setting B-19
changing
control panel setting 14
I/O buffer size C-7
paper type and size 57
characters
escape D-3
misformed 93
checking
installed memory C-5
printer’s configuration 104
Chooser, troubleshooting 100
choosing driver 20
cleaning
paper path 74
printer 72
cleaning page
message B-7
using 74
Clearable Warnings setting
B-13
clearing
current job B-20
memory in printer B-20
paper jams 76
persistent messages 83
combining escape sequences
D-3
commands, printer D-1, D-7,
E-1
compact disc 16
Configuration Menu
description B-11
settings affecting printer
messages 83
configuration page
printing 105, B-3
sample 105
troubleshooting 95
using to troubleshoot 105
viewing from embedded
Web server E-2
configurations
checking printer’s 104
Chapter :
1
printer’s current B-1
Configure Custom Paper
message 50
Configure Custom Paper
setting B-8
Configure Fuser Mode Menu
setting B-5
configure printer page,
embedded Web server
E-3
configuring
duplex printing accessory
33
duplexing print options 37
from embedded Web server
E-1
paper type and size settings
with HP Web Jetadmin
58
printer driver 19
connectivity 2
connectors
parallel interface 7
power 7
consumables
ordering E-1, E-3
viewing levels E-2
see also supplies
contact information page,
embedded Web server
E-3
continuing printing with low
toner 70
control panel
changing settings 14
configuring display
language 15
keys 13
layout 12
lights 12
locating 7
locking 21
messages 83
overriding settings 14
password 105
printing current settings 14
printing menu map 14, 104
status 105
troubleshooting 94
control panel menus
Configuration B-11
description B-1
EIO B-18
I/O B-16
Information B-3
Paper Handling B-4
Print Quality B-6
Printing B-8
Private/Stored Jobs B-2
Resets B-20
converting paper weights A-9
Copies setting B-8
2 Chapter :
Courier setting B-10
creases, troubleshooting 93
Create Cleaning Page
message 74
Create Cleaning Page setting
B-7
curling paper, troubleshooting
93, A-8
current printer settings
printing 14
verifying 105
Custom Install option
installing HP software 19
installing preferences 17
customizing Tray 1 operation
55
custom-size paper
card stock, types of A-13
guidelines for printing 50
loading in 500-sheet tray 48
margins 50
orientation 38
paper specifications A-6
printing 26, 50
setting paper size 50
D
dark printing, setting toner
density B-7
Data light 12
data, transmitting speed B-17
default settings
description B-1
gateway B-19
printing B-8
restoring B-20
when printer is switched off
or reset 13
deleting
held jobs 61
private jobs 63
stored jobs 65
stored quick jobs 60
device identification page,
embedded Web server
E-2, E-3
device pages, embedded Web
server E-3
diagnostic pages, embedded
Web server E-4
dial, paper size 31
Dimension settings B-9
dimensions for paper
250-sheet tray A-5
500-sheet tray A-6
duplex printing accessory
A-7
Tray 1 A-4
Tray 2 A-5
dimensions for printer A-15
DIMM,installing C-2
DIMMs
accessories 8
checking memory
installation C-5
locating 8
location for additional
memory 7
ordering 10
upgrading memory C-1
disk
configuring for RAM B-14
failure 84, 86, 87
full 84, 87
write protected 84
display
control panel 12
turning off backlight B-11
DLC/LLO setting B-18
documentation, ordering 10
DOS, entering escape
characters D-3
dots per inch (dpi) 2
double-side-seam envelopes,
printing with A-12
dpi (dots per inch) 2
draft-quality printing B-7
Driver Work Space (DWS)
105
drivers, printer, see printer
drivers
dropouts, troubleshooting 93,
A-8
duplex printing accessory
clearing paper jams 80
ordering 9
paper orientation 36
paper specifications A-7
print layout options 37
printing with 33
removing 35, C-4
troubleshooting 99
Duplex setting 34, B-5
duplexer, see duplex printing
accessory
duplexing
guidelines 34
print layout options 37
with optional duplex printing
accessory 33
DWS (Driver Work Space)
105
E
EconoMode setting 3, B-7
edge-to-edge printing, see
full-bleed images
EIO
bad transmission 89
buffer overflow 88
slots C-1
EIO cards
description 2, 3
EN
installing C-8
locating C-8
EIO Menu B-18
EIO slots 7
electrical specifications A-18
e-mail page, embedded Web
server E-3
embedded Web server E-1
emissions, acoustic A-19
envelope feeder A-11
Envelope= setting B-8
envelopes
double-side-seams, printing
with A-12
guidelines 40
margins A-13
printing 26
printing from Tray 1 41
printing margins 40
printing with adhesive strips
or flaps A-12
problems with 40
quality A-11
specifications A-11
storing A-13
troubleshooting jams A-11
wrinkled, correcting A-11
wrinkled, troubleshooting
40, A-11
environmental specifications
A-18
equivalent weights to U.S.
paper A-9
error log, see event log
error messages, see
messages
errors, troubleshooting 75
escape characters
entering in DOS D-3
examples D-2
escape sequences
combining D-3
information on PCL font list
107
Etertalk protocol setting B-18
Ethernet cards
frame type selections B-18
ordering 10
euro character 3
event log
description B-3
displayed on configuration
page 106
displayed on embedded
Web server page E-2
printing B-3
viewing B-3
EWS,installing C-2
examples
configuration page 105
print quality problems 92
Executive paper 44
EN
expandability
description 3
memory A-19
F
face-down output bin 24
face-up output bin 26
factory settings, restoring
B-20
faded print, troubleshooting
93
Fast Ethernet cards, ordering
10
FastRes 1200 2, B-6
features, printer 2
feeding paper, problems with
98, A-8
file directory, printing B-3
file system full 84
500-sheet tray (optional)
loading 31
loading custom-size paper
48
ordering 9
paper orientation 39
paper specifications A-6
printing by type and size of
paper 57
printing rotated paper 45
fixed-spaced fonts D-4
flaps on envelopes, printing
with A-12
flash device
failure or problem 85
full 85
writer protected 85
flash DIMMs
accessory 8
locating 7, 8
ordering 10
printing PCL font list 107
resident fonts 107
flash memory, upgrading C-1
flowchart, troubleshooting
for Macintosh 100
printer errors 94
font DIMMs
locating 8
font source settings B-9
fonts
configuring B-8
euro character 3
fixed-spaced D-4
information about 107
internal 107
locating additional memory
7
ordering DIMMs 10
printing list of 107
proportional-spaced D-4
selecting PCL D-4
soft, see soft fonts
troubleshooting 101
Form= setting B-9
frame type selections
Ethernet cards B-18
Token Ring B-18
frequent paper jams, clearing
82
full
disk 84, 87
flash device 85
memory 85
NVRAM 91
full-bleed images, printing 46
full-duplex operation setting
B-19
fuser
configure mode B-5
error 89
pages printed in high mode
105
problem 93
G
garbled print, troubleshooting
98
gateway setting B-19
Go key 13
graphics, vector D-1
gray background,
troubleshooting 93, A-8
guidelines
card stock A-14
custom-size paper 50
duplexing 34
envelopes 40
labels 42
paper A-8
paper quality A-2
printing both sides 34
printing custo-size paper 50
sharing printers 57
transparencies 43
H
half-duplex operation setting
B-19
hard disk
installing C-8
ordering 10
printing font list 107
heavy paper
printing 26
problems with A-13
specifications A-13
weight specifications A-13
Help button, in printer driver
20
help screens 20
help, online 20
holding jobs 61
home pages, embedded Web
server E-2
Chapter :
3
HP Jetadmin software
using to delete files from
mass storage C-8
HP JetDirect print server card
configuring network
parameters B-18
description 2
installing C-8
ordering 10
setting menu option B-18
HP JetDirect print server
network, accessing E-4
HP LaserJet Utility 16
HP Web Jetadmin software
configuring paper type and
size settings 58
description 22
supported software 22
HP-GL/2 commands D-1
HP-UX, HP WebJetadmin
software support 22
I
I/O Buffer message C-7
I/O Buffer setting B-16
I/O Buffer Size setting B-17
I/O buffer, changing memory
buffer size C-7
I/O cards
installing C-8
ordering 10
I/O Menu B-16
I/O Size message C-7
I/O slots 7
I/O Timeout setting B-16
IBM printer drivers 18
incorrect fonts 98, 101
index cards A-14
see also custom-size paper
indicators on control panel 12
Information Menu B-3
information pages
printing from control panel
13
using for troubleshooting
104
viewing from embedded
Web server E-2
input device failure 91
input trays, see paper trays;
Tray 1; Tray 2
installed personalities and
options, displayed on
configuration page 106
installing
drivers 17
EIO cards C-8
mass storage devices C-8
print cartridges 69
installing, DIMM C-2
insufficient memory 88
interface connections
4 Chapter :
locating 7
troubleshooting 96
internal fonts 107, B-9
IP address
locating E-1
viewing E-2, E-3
IP settings B-18, B-19
IPX/SPX setting B-18
Item key 13
J
Jam Recovery setting B-14
jams, see paper jams
JB5-R paper 44
Jetadmin sofware, see HP
Web Jetadmin software
JIS paper 44
Job Cancel key, see Cancel
Job key
Job Held Timeout setting B-15
Job Retention 59
jobs
canceling 13
cannot be stored 87
clearable warnings B-13
cleared because of memory
shortage 86
clearing current B-20
private 63, B-2
proofing and holding 61
quick copying 59
retaining 59
setting time kept before
deleted B-15
storing 65, B-2
troubleshooting 97
K
keys, control panel 13
L
labels
clearing repeated jams 82
guidelines 42
printing 26, 42
quality A-10
specifications A-10
landscape mode, printing 38
language page, embedded
Web server E-3
languages
allocating memory to C-6
configuring for control panel
15
correcting 94
dedicating memory to B-12
for embedded Web server
E-3
list of installed 105
not availble for print job 84
selecting default B-11
switching 20, B-17
LaserJet paper, ordering 9
LaserJet Utility, see HP
LaserJet Utility
LaserWriter printer driver 21
latest drivers, obtaining 16
layout options
duplexing 37
printing multiple pages on
one sheet 54
letterhead paper
duplexing 36
orientation 38
Letter-R paper 44
level of paper indicator 7
levels, consumables E-2
light paper, printing with 26
light printing
setting toner density B-7
troubleshooting 93
lights
control panel 12
turning off B-11
linefeed setting B-10
lines, troubleshooting 93
links, embedded Web server
E-3
Linux 103
Linux problem solving 103
loading
500-sheet tray 31
custom-size paper in
500-sheet tray 48
envelopes in Tray 1 41
Tray 1 28
Tray 2 29
locating paper jams 76
locked menus message 83
locking
control panel 21
paper trays 57
loose toner, troubleshooting
93, A-8
M
Macintosh
Job Retention 59
PPDs 17
printer drivers 21, 53
printing problems 100
selecting alternate PPD
102
software for 21
troubleshooting flowchart
100
maintaining the printer 67
maintenance kit
description 68
ordering 11
warranty 68
Maintenance setting B-14
Manual Feed setting B-5
manually feeding paper 56
EN
manuals, ordering 10
margins
custom-size paper 50
envelopes 40, A-13
mass storage devices
installing C-8
locating C-8
maximum paper size
custom-size paper 47
envelopes A-11
Tray 1 A-4
measurements, configuring for
custom paper size B-8
media, see paper
memory
allocated to languages C-6
changed settings 86
changing I/O buffer size C-7
changing resource saving
C-6
checking installation C-5
clearing in printer B-20
dedicating to printer
languages B-12
flash DIMMs, upgrading
C-1
full 85
information on configuration
page 105
installation location 7
installing mass storage
device C-8
insufficient 88
list of installed 105
locating 8
NVRAM problem 91
ordering 10
resetting B-20
setting amount for I/O
buffering B-16
shortage 86
upgrading printer’s C-1
Memory Enhancement
technology (MEt) B-13
memory,installing C-2
Menu key 13
menu map B-3
menu map, printing 14, 104
menu tree, see menu map
menus
10/100Base-TX link
configuration B-19
Configuration B-11
control panel B-1
EIO B-18
I/O B-16
Information B-3
IPX/SPX B-18
JetDirect B-18
locked message 83
Paper Handling B-4
Print Quality B-6
EN
Printing B-8
Private/Stored Jobs B-2
Resets B-20
TCP/IP B-19
messages
affected by Configuration
Menu settings 83
clearing persistent 83
list and explanation 83
viewing from embedded
Web server E-1
MEt (Memory Enhancement
technology) B-13
Minimum Install option,
installing driver 17
minimum paper size
custom-size paper 47
envelopes A-11
Tray 1 A-4
misformed characters,
troubleshooting 93
models of printer 5
MS Windows 3.1, 95, or NT
help 20
printer drivers 17
software 19
multi-purpose paper, ordering
9
multi-purpose tray, see Tray 1
N
naming printer
from embedded Web server
E-2
from HP LaserJet Utility 102
Netware setting B-18
network administration tools in
embedded Web server
E-2
network pages, embedded
Web server E-4
network settings page,
embedded Web server
E-4
networks
troubleshooting Macintosh
100
new line setting B-10
New Toner Cartridge setting
B-15
no jobs print, troubleshooting
96, 97
notification settings,
embedded Web server
E-3
Novell NetWare setting B-18
numbers, product and serial 7
n-up printing 54
NVRAM
full 91
problem 91
O
offline, placing printer 13
online, returning printer 13
operating temperature A-19
order supplies page,
embedded Web server
E-3
ordering
supplies from embedded
Web server E-1, E-3
supplies from service or
support provider 9
Orientation setting B-9
orientation, paper 36
for duplexing 36
for special paper 38
special types 38
OS/2
HP Web Jetadmin software
support 22
printer drivers 18
other links page, embedded
Web server E-3
output areas, clearing paper
jams 79
output bins
description 24
guidelines for using 24
selecting 24
see also rear output bin; top
output bin
output locations,
troubleshooting 99
overflow of buffer 88
Override A4 With Letter setting
B-5
overriding
A4 with letter paper B-5
manual feed requests 13
printer settings 19
P
page count, obtaining 105
Page Protect setting B-13
page skew, troubleshooting
93
page too complex 88
paper
500-sheet tray,
specifications for A-6
A4, loading 39
card stock specifications
A-13
changing type and size 57
clearing jams 76
converting paper weights
A-9
creases, correcting A-8
curl, troubleshooting A-8
custom sizes, printing
guidelines 50
guidelines for A-8
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5
handling 3
heavy A-13
HP brand 9
manually feeding 56
ordering 9
orientation 39
orientation for duplexing 36
orientation for special paper
38
printing by type and size 57
printing guidelines A-8
problems with A-8
sizes and weights supported
A-4
special types, orientation
38
specifications A-2
Tray 1, specifications for
A-4
types supported A-7
vellum 52
weight equivalence table
A-9
weight specifications A-4
Paper Handling Menu B-4,
??– B-5
Paper Jam message 88
paper jams
clearing from duplexer 80
clearing from input tray
areas 77
clearing from output areas
79
clearing from top cover area
78
clearing repeated 82
correcting A-8
description 76
locating 76
paper level indicator 7
paper path
cleaning 74
straight through 26
testing B-3
Paper setting B-8
paper size dial, locating 31
paper stop
adjusting 27
locating 7
purpose 24
paper trays
capacities 3
clearing paper jams 76
clearing repeated jams 82
configuring from embedded
Web server E-1
current size settings 105
customizing Tray 1 55
extension 28
list of installed options 105
loading 500-sheet tray 31
loading Tray 1 28
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loading Tray 2 29
locking out 57
multi-purpose 28
ordering 9
orientation for duplex
printing 36
selecting from wrong tray
99
troubleshooting 99
unsupported size 87
Paper= setting B-8
Parallel Adv Function setting
B-17
Parallel High Speed setting
B-17
parallel I/O buffer overflow 88
parallel interface connector 7
parts, locating 7
password for control panel
105
password page, embedded
Web server E-4
PCL 5e drivers
backwards compatibility
D-1
features 53
function 20
included with printer 17
PCL 6 drivers
features 53
function 20
included with printer 17
PCL drivers
commands D-1, D-5
printing font list 107
selecting fonts D-4
PCL font list B-3
PCL Font Number setting B-9
PCL Font Pitch setting B-9
PCL Font Point Size setting
B-10
PCL Font Source setting B-9
PCL Memory message C-6
PCL Memory setting B-12
PCL Symbol Set setting B-10
PDEs
Macintosh 21
Perform Printer Maintenance
message
configuring B-14
description 86
permanent fonts
downloaded 107
setting B-9
Personality setting 96, B-11
physical dimensions, printer’s
A-15
pitch/point information 107
PJL commands D-1
portrait mode, printing 38
ports, troubleshooting 96
postcards
specifications A-13
see also custom-size paper
PostScript emulation, see PS
power
connector 7
consumption A-18
switch 7
PowerSave setting 4, B-11,
B-20
PPDs
Macintosh 17, 21
selecting alternate 102
preprinted paper
duplexing 36
orientation 38
prepunched paper, orientation
38
print cartridges
installing 69
life expectancy 69
ordering 9
recycling 69
setting HP TonerGuage
B-15
storing 69
Print Configuration message
105
Print Configuration option B-3
Print Dialog Extensions, see
PDEs
Print Event Log option B-3
Print File Directory option B-3
Print Menu Map message 104
Print Menu Map option B-3
Print Paper Path Test option
B-3
Print PCL Font List message
107
Print PCL Font List option B-3
Print PS Errors setting 96,
B-10
Print PS Font List message
107
Print PS Font List option B-3
print quality
correcting problems 75,
92, A-8
improving A-8
samples 92
with low toner 70
Print Quality Menu B-6
print resolution, information on
configuration page 105
printer
changing control panel
settings 14
checking configuration 104
cleaning 72
commands D-1, D-7, E-1
control panel layout 12
dimensions A-15
drivers, Macintosh 21
EN
features 2
help software 20
information pages 104
locating paper size dial 31
locating parts 7
maintenance 67
memory C-1
menu map 14
messages, see messages
models 5
operating temperature A-19
ordering supplies from
embedded Web server
E-1
ordering supplies from
service or support
provider 9
output bins 26
overriding control panel
settings 19
parts and location 7
PCL commands D-5, D-7
physical dimensions A-15
relative humidity A-19
renaming 102, E-2
saving setup 53
selecting output bins 24
software 16
specifications A-15
status, see messages
upgrading memory C-1
verifying current settings
105
printer cleaning page, using
74
printer drivers
accessing Windows 19
configuring 19
description 17
help software 20
icon does not appear 100
included with printer 17
installation options 17
installing 17
obtaining most recent 18
selecting 18, 20
software 19
switching languages 20
troubleshooting 96
using features 53
printer information, displayed
on configuration page
106
printer languages
allocating memory C-6
dedicating memory to B-12
selecting default B-11
printer maintenance kit
description 68
ordering 11
warranty 68
printer messages, see
EN
messages
Printer Page Description Files,
see PPDs
printer status page, embedded
Web server E-2
printing
advanced tasks 53
basic tasks 23
configuration page 105
custom-size paper 50
duplexing 33
edge-to-edge, see full-bleed
images
envelopes 40
envelopes from Tray 1 41,
A-11
envelopes with adhesive
strips or flaps A-12
envelopes with
double-side-seams A-12
event log B-3
file directory B-3
first page on different paper
54
font list 107
full-bleed images 46
heavy paper
held job, remaining copies of
61
labels 42
manually feeding paper 56
menu map 14, 104
multiple pages on one sheet
54
output bins 24
paper quality guidelines A-8
private jobs 63
quick copies 59
rotated paper 44
setup 24, 26
special paper 38
speed A-19
stored jobs 65
transparencies 43
troubleshooting problems
96, 97
vellum 52
watermark 53
with low toner 70
printing languages 20
Printing Menu B-8
printing stops, troubleshooting
98
private jobs
description 63, B-2
setting time kept before
deleted B-15
Private/Stored Jobs Menu B-2
problem solving,Linux 103
problems, troubleshooting 75
Process Cleaning Page setting
B-7
product
number 7
Product Stewardship
acoustic emissions A-19
noise emissions, see
acoustic emissions
parts supply 10
Proof and Hold jobs
description 61
setting time kept before
deleted B-15
proportional-spaced fonts D-4
ProRes 1200 2, B-6
PS drivers
features 53
function 20
included with printer 17
printing font list 107
setting error page B-10
PS font list B-3
PS Memory message C-6
PS Memory setting B-12
Q
quality, print, see print quality
Quick Copy Jobs setting B-15
quick jobs
deleting stored 60
printing 59
setting number that can be
stored on disk B-15
setting time kept before
before deleted B-15
Quick Sets 53
R
RAM disk
configuring B-14
failure 86, 87
full 87
RAM Disk Size setting B-14
Ready light 12
rear output bin
clearing paper jams 79
description 24
locating 7
printing to 26
recovery setting for jams B-14
recycling used print cartridges
69
redistributing toner 70
refresh rate page, embedded
Web server E-3
relative humidity A-19
removing
duplex printing accessory
35, C-4
held jobs 61
private jobs 63
stored jobs 65
stored quick jobs 60
renaming printer
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7
from embedded Web server
E-2
from HP LaserJet Utility 102
repeated
defects, troubleshooting 93
paper jams, clearing 82
reports, viewing from
embedded Web server
E-2
Reset Active I/O Channel
setting B-20
Reset All I/O Channels setting
B-20
Reset Memory setting B-20
Resets Menu B-20
resetting HP TonerGauge to
full B-15
Resolution enhancement
technology (REt) setting
B-6
Resolution setting B-6
Resource Save message C-6
Resource Save setting B-12
Resource Saving, allocating
memory C-6
Restore Factory Settings B-20
restoring default settings B-20
resuming printing 13
REt setting B-6
roller, transfer 72
rotated paper, printing 44
S
samples
configuration page 105
print quality problems 92
saving
printer setup 53
toner B-7
SDRAM DIMMs, ordering 10
security information
shown by configuration page
105
shown by embedded Web
server E-3
security page, embedded Web
server E-3
Select key 13
selecting
alternate PPD 102
default printer language
B-11
output location 24, 26
printer driver 18
serial number 7, 105
setting
custom paper sizes 50
paper type and size 57
settings
changing control panel 14
overriding 14
printing current 14
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toner density B-7
sharing printers 2, 57
Show Event Log option B-3
600 dpi B-6
size settings 55
small paper, printing 26
soft fonts
configuring B-9
description 107
downloaded 107
permanent B-9
software
drivers 19
help for drivers 20
HP LaserJet Utility for
Macintosh 21
HP Web Jetadmin 22, 58
included with printer 16
Macintosh 21
Macintosh printer drivers 21
obtaining most recent 18
troubleshooting print
problems 96, 97
Windows 19
spacing for default paper size
B-9
special paper
manually feeding 56
printing with 38
specifications
acoustic emissions A-19
card stock
specifications A-13
electrical A-18
envelope feeder A-11
envelopes A-11
expanded memory A-19
general A-19
heavy paper A-13
labels A-10
paper A-2
printer A-15
transparencies A-10
vellum A-11
speed
configuring for transmission
B-17
printing 2, A-19
status page, embedded Web
server E-2
status readback messages
B-17
status, see messages
stored jobs
menu B-2
printing and deleting 65
setting time kept before
deleted B-15
storing
envelopes A-13
jobs 65
print cartridges 69
straight-through paper path
26
subnet mask, setting B-19
supplies
ordering from embedded
Web server E-1, E-3
ordering from service or
support provider 9
supplies page, embedded Web
server E-2
support settings page,
embedded Web server
E-4
supported
paper sizes and weights
A-4
types of paper A-7
switching printer languages
20
symbol sets, configuring B-10
syntax for printer commands
D-2
Syslog server setting B-19
T
TCP/IP setting B-18, B-19
testing paper path B-3
3-hole punched paper
duplexing 36
orientation 38
300 dpi B-6
timeout for I/O B-16
Token Ring cards
frame type selections B-18
ordering 10
toner
correcting problems with
A-8
loose 76
redistributing 70
resetting gauge B-15
spilling 78
troubleshooting 93
toner cartridges, see print
cartridges
Toner Density setting B-7
Toner Low message 70
Toner Low setting B-13
top cover area, clearing paper
jams 78
top cover, locating 7
top output bin
description 24
guidelines for using 24
locating 7
printing to 25
transfer roller 72
transparencies
clearing repeated jams 82
guidelines 43
printing 43
specifications A-10
EN
Tray 1
A4 paper, loading 39
clearing paper jams 77
customizing operation 55
deselecting 99
envelope specifications
A-11
envelopes, loading 41
loading 28
locating 7
mode settings 55
paper orientation 39
paper orientation for duplex
printing 36
paper sizes A-4
paper specifications A-4
printing by type and size of
paper 57
printing labels 42
Tray 1 Mode setting B-4
Tray 1 Mode=Cassette 55
Tray 1 Mode=First 55
Tray 1 Size setting B-4
Tray 1 Type setting B-4
Tray 2
loading 29
locating 7
paper orientation for duplex
printing 36
paper specifications A-5
printing by type and size of
paper 57
Tray 2 Type setting B-4
Tray 3 Type setting B-4
Tray 4 Type setting B-4
tray extension 28
trays, see paper trays
troubleshooting
flowchart 94
messages 75
output quality problems 75
paper jams 76
printer errors 75
repeated paper jams 82
steps 93
using configuration page
105
1200 dpi B-6
250-sheet tray
locating 7
ordering 9
paper specifications A-5
printing by type and size of
paper 57
2-sided printing 33
2-up printing 54
Type setting B-5
type settings 55
Typical Install option 18
installing drivers and utilities
17
installing HP software 19
EN
U
unexpected paper sizes 89
Unit of Measure setting B-8
unsupported size in tray 87
upgrading printer memory C-1
usage page
viewing from embedded
Web server E-2
user’s guide, ordering 10
V
Value key 13
vector graphics D-1
vellum
clearing repeated jams 82
printing 52
specifications A-11
viewing
event log B-3
IP address E-2
levels of consumables E-2
printer and network status
from embedded Web
server E-1
reports from embedded Web
server E-2
usage page from embedded
Web server E-2
WordPerfect 5.1 printer driver
18
workgroup printing 3
wrinkled paper,
troubleshooting 93,
A-11
write protected
disk 84
flash device 85
wrong printer, troubleshooting
101
wrong tray, troubleshooting 99
X
X Dimension setting B-9
Y
Y Dimension setting B-9
W
warnings
clearable B-13
e-mail, configuring E-3
watermark, printing 53
waves, troubleshooting 93
Web Jetadmin software, see
HP Web Jetadmin
software
Web server, see embedded
Web server
websites
euro character 3
weight for paper
250-sheet tray A-5
500-sheet tray A-6
duplex printing accessory
A-7
Tray 1 A-4
Tray 2 A-5
weight, paper equivalence
table A-9
Wide A4 setting B-10
wide format printing 2
Windows
help 20
HP WebJetadmin software
support 22
Job Retention 59
printer drivers 17, 19
software 19
Windows NT 3.51 PCL 5e
printer driver 17
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