smart
enhance your total
printing experience
hp smart print supplies
monitor
supplies status information
supplies status sensing
benefits:
Supplies status sensing is enabled by the constant exchange of information between HP’s
new smart chip technology and sensors within the printer. These new computer-monitored
hardware sensors in HP smart print cartridges allow for a more precise measurement of
toner usage and other supplies levels. Users or administrators must access the printer’s webbased supplies status page to view detailed supplies status information. The printer can
be configured such that designated users or administrators receive e-mail alerts that can
even be forwarded to a mobile phone when a supply level reaches a certain condition.
These configuration steps are addressed in the printer User Guide.
• increased user productivity
less user interaction, less time spent on
user maintenance
print job assessment
benefits:
Print job assessment provides an estimation of the pages remaining in the print cartridge.
Users may then determine if their print job can be completed using information found on
the printer’s web-based supplies status page. This information is available due to the
interaction between printer electronics and HP’s new smart chip technology inside the print
cartridge. The printer tracks key data such as total pages printed and coverage per page,
then compares this data with historical toner usage levels.
• eliminate waste of incomplete jobs
• less supplies waste
no surprises on incomplete print jobs
due to toner or paper outages
• minimal printer downtime
real-time access on supplies status
information from your computer
predictable control of supplies levels
• avoid paper or toner outages
• highest possible document quality –
no faded pages
• increased user productivity
proactively plan print jobs,
determine if enough toner is left
cartridge usage data tracking
benefits:
Cartridge usage data is another function enabled by HP smart chip technology. This usage
information provides detailed data on the number of pages printed and enables businesses
to precisely track print cartridge usage patterns and accurately evaluate their printing
environment to support purchase decisions and increase business process efficiency.
• improved printer configuration
• improved printer usage tracking for
better load balancing between printers
precise
print quality enhancements
dynamic electro-photographic adjustments
benefits:
Dynamic electro-photographic adjustments are enabled by HP’s new smart chip technology
and work by adjusting the electro-photographic voltages of the print cartridge throughout
the stages of its life. Upon cartridge installation, the embedded smart chip stores
information about the initial sensitivity of the drum so the printer can then more accurately
adjust minor fluctuations in the sensitivity of the photosensitive drum.
• crisp and clear output from the first
page to the last due to even particle
distribution
shake-free cartridges
benefits:
Design changes in new HP smart print supplies ensure full depletion of toner, eliminating
the need to manually shake the cartridge at the end of cartridge life. After shaking the
cartridge at installation it will no longer require manual interaction. New cylindrically
shaped hoppers and an improved stirring mechanism now eliminate packing and
accumulating of toner in areas where it will not reach the development area.
• reduced user interaction
• increased supplies efficiency
• enhanced and consistent print quality
to the last page
no more faded pages at the end of the
cartridge life
• minimised printer downtime
• increased supplies performance
installation and usability improvement
automatic seal tab removal
benefits:
On selected HP smart print cartridges, the toner-sealing strip is automatically removed when
the cartridge is installed. A sensor in the printer engages the printer driver motor to cycle in
reverse to roll up the toner-sealing strip.
• more convenient for users and
administrators
cartridge installation assurance
benefits:
In selected HP smart print cartridges, cartridge and printer sensors relay digital information
to help ensure proper installation and compatibility of the print cartridge with the printer.
If the cartridge is installed incorrectly, a message is displayed on the printer control panel.
This ensures that you are using exactly the cartridge that was designed to work with your
printer. Only HP supplies guarantee superior HP print quality.
• installation confidence
• clean and easy installation and
replacement
• assured compatibility of supplies
with printers
• superior hp print quality
simple
internet enabled supplies ordering
E-services are another exciting category of print technology enhancements
from HP. Similar to the way HP has revolutionised network printer management, the
new HP e-services will use the internet to create an infrastructure that gives HP customers
new ways of conducting business. Internet enabled supplies ordering is one of the first
HP printing e-services to become available.
benefits:
Internet enabled supplies ordering streamlines supplies management and delivers the
correct supply at exactly the right time. Due to the continuous interaction of computermonitored sensors and printer electronics, HP printers automatically predict when supplies
will be depleted. Then they send a message to designated users or administrators to have
the item replaced. The alerts direct users or administrators to the printer’s embedded
web server page where they can order new supplies using an internet link. For parallelconnected printers, prompts are sent through a printer driver. Detailed configuration steps
are covered in the Embedded Web Server User Guide.
• streamlined intuitive ordering process
The internet enabled supplies ordering feature will be available in Europe starting in autumn
2001 in selected countries. It will be rolled out across Western-Europe during 2001 and
2002. To find out more about the status of this feature in your country contact your local
HP sales representative.
• more efficient supplies
inventory management
• order correct supplies exactly
when needed
work
together
designed together to work together
HP smart print supplies are the latest technological innovation in printing supplies from HP.
These intelligent supplies are specifically designed with their respective printer and
software. They work together as a system to make it easier for users to maintain superior
HP print quality, while improving productivity and reducing the effort required to manage
the supplies ordering and replacement process.
HP smart print supplies are smart because sensor enhancements, computer chips and chip
readers have been added to several of the most popular HP LaserJet print cartridges starting
with the mid-range and high-end LaserJet printers in Autumn 2000. The intelligent smart
chips constantly send information back-and-forth between the printer and the cartridge.
In the same way any team relies on good communication to get the job done, you can
now depend on the interaction between the printer and the cartridge.
Depending on the specific printer models and their configuration scenarios,
HP smart print supplies include features that offer:
• supply status notification
• enhanced print quality
• easier cartridge installation
• simplification of supplies ordering
hp smart
print supplies
designed together
to work together
hp smart print supplies feature availability by printer
HP smart print supplies are the latest technological innovation in printing supplies from HP. These
intelligent supplies are specifically designed with their respective printer. Depending on the specific
printer models and their configuration scenarios, different features are available:
feature
compatible
printers
compatible
print cartridges
hp LaserJet 4100*
C8061A, C8061X
hp color LaserJet 4550*
C4191A -- C4198A
hp LaserJet 8150*
C4182X
hp LaserJet 9000*
C8543X
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp color LaserJet 4550
C4191A -- C4198A
hp LaserJet 8150
C4182X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
supplies status sensing
- parallel connected (bidirectional)
- network connected
* driver update may be required
print job assessment
cartridge usage data
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
hp LaserJet 4100*
C8061A, C8061X
hp color LaserJet 4550*
C4191A-- C4198A
hp LaserJet 8150*
C4182X
hp LaserJet 9000*
C8543X
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp color LaserJet 4550
C4191A-- C4198A
hp LaserJet 8150
C4182X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
internet enabled supplies ordering
- parallel connected (bidirectional)
- network connected
* driver update may be required
dynamic electrophotographic adjustments
shake-free cartridge
automatic seal-tab removal
cartridge installation assurance
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp color LaserJet 4550
C4191A -- C4194A
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
hp LaserJet 4100
C8061A, C8061X
hp LaserJet 9000
C8543X
Technical information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2001 Hewlett-Packard Company
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