HP LASERJET 1018 PRINTER, 1018 User's manual

HP LASERJET 1018 PRINTER, 1018 User's manual
HP LaserJet 1018
User Guide
HP LaserJet 1018 printer
User Guide
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Table of contents
1 Printer basics
Quick access to more information .............................................................................................2
Web links for drivers, software, and support ......................................................................2
User guide links ..................................................................................................................2
Where to look for more information ....................................................................................2
Printer configuration ..................................................................................................................3
HP LaserJet 1018 printer ....................................................................................................3
Walkaround ...............................................................................................................................4
Printer control panel ..................................................................................................................5
Media paths ...............................................................................................................................6
Priority feed slot ..................................................................................................................6
Main input tray ....................................................................................................................6
Output bin ...........................................................................................................................7
Printer connections ...................................................................................................................8
Connecting the USB cable .................................................................................................8
Printer software .........................................................................................................................9
Supported operating systems .............................................................................................9
Printer software for Windows computers ............................................................................9
Printer drivers .....................................................................................................................9
Printer properties (driver) ..................................................................................................10
Printer properties online help ............................................................................................10
Print setting priorities ........................................................................................................11
Printer information page ..........................................................................................................12
Printer Test page ..............................................................................................................12
Printer media considerations ..................................................................................................13
Supported media sizes .....................................................................................................13
2 Printing tasks
Manual feed .............................................................................................................................16
To print using manual feed ...............................................................................................16
Canceling a print job ...............................................................................................................17
Understanding print quality settings ........................................................................................18
Optimizing print quality for media types ..................................................................................19
Guidelines for using media .....................................................................................................20
Paper ................................................................................................................................20
Labels ...............................................................................................................................21
Transparencies .................................................................................................................21
Envelopes .........................................................................................................................21
Cardstock and heavy media .............................................................................................22
Letterhead and preprinted forms ......................................................................................23
Choosing paper and other media ............................................................................................24
HP media ..........................................................................................................................24
Media to avoid ..................................................................................................................24
Media that might damage the printer ................................................................................24
Loading media into the input trays ..........................................................................................26
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Priority feed slot ................................................................................................................26
150-sheet main input tray .................................................................................................26
Printing an envelope ...............................................................................................................27
Printing multiple envelopes .....................................................................................................29
Printing on transparencies or labels ........................................................................................31
Printing on letterhead and preprinted forms ...........................................................................32
Printing on custom-size media and cardstock ........................................................................33
Printing on both sides of the paper (manual two-sided printing) ............................................34
Printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (N-up printing) .........................................36
Printing booklets ......................................................................................................................37
Printing watermarks ................................................................................................................39
3 Maintenance
Cleaning the printer .................................................................................................................42
Cleaning the print cartridge area ......................................................................................42
Cleaning the printer media path .......................................................................................43
Changing the pickup roller ......................................................................................................45
Cleaning the pickup roller ........................................................................................................48
Changing the printer separation pad .......................................................................................49
Redistributing toner .................................................................................................................51
Changing the print cartridge ....................................................................................................53
4 Problem solving
Finding the solution .................................................................................................................56
Step 1: Is the printer set up correctly? ..............................................................................56
Step 2: Is the Ready light on? ..........................................................................................56
Step 3: Can you print a Printer Test page? ......................................................................56
Step 4: Is the print quality acceptable? ............................................................................57
Step 5: Is the printer communicating with the computer? ................................................57
Step 6: Does the printed page look like you expected? ...................................................57
Contact HP support ..........................................................................................................57
Status light patterns ................................................................................................................58
Paper handling problems ........................................................................................................60
Media jam .........................................................................................................................60
Print is skewed (crooked) .................................................................................................60
More than one sheet of media feeds through the printer at one time ..............................60
Printer does not pull media from the media input tray ......................................................60
Printer curled the media ...................................................................................................61
Print job is extremely slow ................................................................................................61
Printed page is different than what appeared on screen ........................................................62
Garbled, incorrect, or incomplete text ..............................................................................62
Missing graphics or text, or blank pages ..........................................................................62
Page format is different than on another printer ...............................................................63
Graphics quality ................................................................................................................63
Printer software problems .......................................................................................................64
Improving print quality .............................................................................................................66
Light or faded print ............................................................................................................66
Toner specks ....................................................................................................................66
Dropouts ...........................................................................................................................66
Vertical lines .....................................................................................................................67
Gray background ..............................................................................................................67
Toner smear .....................................................................................................................67
Loose toner .......................................................................................................................68
Vertical repetitive defects .................................................................................................68
Misformed characters .......................................................................................................68
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Page skew ........................................................................................................................69
Curl or wave ......................................................................................................................69
Wrinkles or creases ..........................................................................................................69
Toner scatter outline .........................................................................................................70
Water droplets on bottom edge ........................................................................................70
Clearing jams ..........................................................................................................................71
Typical media jam locations .............................................................................................71
Removing a jammed page ................................................................................................71
Appendix A Printer specifications
Environmental specifications ..................................................................................................76
Acoustic emissions ..................................................................................................................77
Electrical specifications ...........................................................................................................78
Physical specifications ............................................................................................................79
Printer capacities and ratings ..................................................................................................80
Memory specifications .............................................................................................................81
Appendix B Regulatory information
FCC compliance ......................................................................................................................83
Declaration of Conformity statement .......................................................................................84
Regulatory statements ............................................................................................................85
Laser safety statement .....................................................................................................85
Canadian DOC regulations ...............................................................................................85
Korean EMI statement ......................................................................................................85
Laser statement for Finland ..............................................................................................86
Environmental product stewardship program .........................................................................87
Protecting the environment ...............................................................................................87
Ozone production .............................................................................................................87
Energy consumption .........................................................................................................87
Toner consumption ...........................................................................................................87
Paper use .........................................................................................................................87
Plastics .............................................................................................................................87
HP LaserJet printing supplies ...........................................................................................88
HP printing supplies returns and recycling program information .....................................88
Paper ................................................................................................................................88
Material restrictions ..........................................................................................................88
Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household in the European
Union .............................................................................................................................89
For more information ........................................................................................................89
Material safety data sheet .......................................................................................................90
Appendix C Warranty and licensing
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement ..........................................................................91
Hewlett-Packard software license agreement ........................................................................93
Print cartridge limited warranty ...............................................................................................94
Appendix D HP parts and accessories
Ordering supplies ....................................................................................................................96
Using HP print cartridges ........................................................................................................98
HP policy on non-HP print cartridges ...............................................................................98
Storing print cartridges .....................................................................................................98
Print cartridge life expectancy ..........................................................................................98
Saving toner ......................................................................................................................98
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Appendix E Service and support
Availability of support and service .........................................................................................100
HP Care Pack™ Services and Service Agreements ......................................................100
Guidelines for repacking the printer ......................................................................................101
How to contact HP ................................................................................................................102
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Printer basics
This chapter provides information on the following topics:
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Quick access to more information
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Printer configuration
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Walkaround
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Printer control panel
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Media paths
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Printer connections
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Printer software
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Printer information page
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Printer media considerations
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Quick access to more information
The following sections provide resources for additional information about the
HP LaserJet 1018 printer.
Web links for drivers, software, and support
If you need to contact HP for service or support, use one of the following links.
HP LaserJet 1018 printer
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In the United States, see http://www.hp.com/support/lj1018/.
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In other countries/regions, see http://www.hp.com/.
User guide links
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Walkaround (location of printer components)
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Changing the print cartridge
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Problem solving
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Ordering supplies
Where to look for more information
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CD user guide: Detailed information on using and troubleshooting the printer. Available
on the CD-ROM that came with the printer.
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Online Help: Information on printer options that are available from within printer drivers.
To view a Help file, access the online Help through the printer driver.
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HTML (online) user guide: Detailed information on using and troubleshooting the
printer. Available at http://www.hp.com/support/lj1018/. Once connected, select Manuals.
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Printer configuration
Below is the standard configuration for the HP LaserJet 1018 printer.
HP LaserJet 1018 printer
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12 pages per minute (ppm) for A4 media and 12 ppm for letter media
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First page out in as few as 10 seconds
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FastRes 1200: 1200 dpi effective output quality (600 x 600 x 2 dpi with HP Resolution
Enhancement technology [REt])
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150-sheet main input tray
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Priority feed slot
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100-sheet output capacity
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EconoMode (saves toner)
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Print watermarks, booklets, multiple pages per sheet (N-up), and first page on different
media than rest of the document
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2 MB RAM
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Introductory 1,000-page print cartridge (declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC
19752)
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USB 2.0 High Speed
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Power switch
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Walkaround
The following illustrations identify the components of the HP LaserJet 1018 printer.
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Attention light
Ready light
Print cartridge door
Output media support
Priority feed slot
150-sheet main input tray
Output bin
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On/off switch
Power receptacle
USB port
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Printer control panel
The printer control panel is composed of two lights. These lights produce patterns that
identify your printer's status.
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Attention light: Indicates that the printer media input trays are empty, the print cartridge door is
open, the print cartridge is missing, or other errors. See Printer information page for more
information.
Ready light: Indicates that the printer is ready to print.
See Status light patterns for a description of the light patterns.
Printer control panel
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Media paths
The following sections describe the input trays and output bin.
Priority feed slot
You should use the priority feed slot when feeding one sheet of paper, envelope, postcard,
label, or transparency. You can also use the priority feed slot to print the first page on
different media than the rest of the document.
Media guides ensure that the media is correctly fed into the printer and that the print is not
skewed (crooked on the media). When loading media, adjust the media guides to match the
width of the media that you are using.
See Choosing paper and other media for more information about media types.
Main input tray
The main input tray, accessed from the front of the printer, holds up to 150 sheets of 20-lb
paper or other media. For information about media specifications, see Printer capacities and
ratings.
Media guides ensure the media is correctly fed into the printer and the print is not skewed
(crooked on the media). The main input tray has both side and front media guides. When
loading media, adjust the media guides to match the length and width of the media that you
are using.
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Output bin
The output bin is located on the top of the printer. Printed media is collected here in the
correct sequence. The output media support provides improved stacking for large print jobs.
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Printer connections
The HP LaserJet 1018 printer supports USB 2.0 High Speed connections.
Connecting the USB cable
1. Plug the USB cable into the printer.
2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the computer when prompted to do so during
the software installation.
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Printer software
The following sections describe the supported operating systems and the software that is
provided with the HP LaserJet 1018 printer.
NOTE
Not all software is available in all languages.
Supported operating systems
The printer comes with software for the following operating systems:
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Windows XP
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Windows 2000
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Windows ME
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Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
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Windows Server 2003
For more information about upgrading from Windows 2000 Server to Windows
Server 2003, go to http://www.microsoft.com/.
For more information about Windows Server 2003 Point and Print, go to
http://www.microsoft.com/.
For more information about Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services and Printing, go to
http://www.microsoft.com/.
Printer software for Windows computers
The following sections provide instructions for installing the printer software on various
Windows operating systems and the software that is available to all users of the printer.
To install printer software for all other operating systems
Insert the software CD that came with the printer into the computer CD-ROM drive. Follow
the on-screen installation instructions.
NOTE
If the Welcome screen does not open, click Start on the Windows task bar, click Run, type
Z:\setup (where Z is your CD drive letter), and click OK.
Printer drivers
A printer driver is the software component that provides access to printer features and
provides the means for the computer to communicate with the printer.
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Printer properties (driver)
Printer properties control the printer. You can change the default settings, such as media
size and type, printing multiple pages on a single sheet of media (N-up printing), resolution,
and watermarks. You can access the printer properties in the following ways:
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Through the software application that you are using to print. This only changes the
settings for the current software application.
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Through the Windows operating system. This changes the default settings for all future
print jobs.
Because many software applications use a different method of accessing the printer
properties, the following section describes the most common methods used in
Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME, and Windows XP.
To only change the settings for the current software application
NOTE
Although the steps can vary between software applications, this is the most common method.
1. From the File menu in the software application, click Print.
2. On the Print dialog, click Properties.
3. Change the settings, and click OK.
To change the default settings for all future print jobs in
Windows 98 SE, 2000, and ME
1. In the Windows task bar, click Start, select Settings, and click Printers.
2. Right-click the HP LaserJet 1018 printer icon.
3. Click Properties (in Windows 2000, you can also click Printing Preferences).
4. Change the settings, and click OK.
NOTE
In Windows 2000, many of these features are available from the Printing Preferences menu.
To change the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows XP
1. In the Windows task bar, click Start, select Settings, and click Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the HP LaserJet 1018 printer icon.
3. Click Properties, or click Printing Preferences.
4. Change the settings, and click OK.
Printer properties online help
The printer properties (driver) online help includes specific information about the functions in
the printer properties. This online help guides you through the process of changing your
printer's default settings. For some drivers, online help gives instructions on using contextsensitive help. Context-sensitive help describes the options for the driver feature you are
currently accessing.
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To access the printer properties online help
1. From the software application, click File, and then click Print.
2. Click Properties, and then click Help.
Print setting priorities
There are two ways to change print settings for this printer: in the software application or in
the printer driver. Changes made in the software application override settings changed in the
printer driver. Within a software application, changes made in the Page Setup dialog box
override changes made in the Print dialog box.
If a particular print setting can be changed in more than one of the ways listed above, use
the method that has the highest priority.
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Printer information page
The Printer Test page is a printer information page that resides within the memory of the
printer. During installation you can choose to print the Printer Test page. If the page prints,
you correctly installed the printer.
Printer Test page
The Printer Test page contains information about printer driver and port settings. The page
also contains information about the printer name and model, computer name, and so on.
You can print the Printer Test page from the printer driver.
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Printer media considerations
HP LaserJet printers produce excellent print quality. The 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 user guide. Media that does not meet these guidelines might cause the
following problems:
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Poor print quality
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Increased media jams
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Premature wear on the printer, requiring repair
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 media to meet all of the guidelines in this user guide and still not produce
satisfactory results. This might be the result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature
and humidity levels, or other variables over which HP has no control.
Before purchasing a large quantity of media, make sure that it meets the requirements
specified in this user guide and in the HP LaserJet printer family print media guide. The
guidelines can be downloaded from http://www.hp.com/support/ljpaperguide/ or see
Ordering supplies for more information about ordering the guidelines. Always test media
before you purchase a large quantity.
CAUTION
Using media that does not meet HP's specifications might cause problems for the printer,
requiring repair. This repair is not covered by the HP warranty or service agreements.
Supported media sizes
For information about supported media sizes, see Printer capacities and ratings.
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Printing tasks
This chapter provides information on the following topics:
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Manual feed
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Canceling a print job
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Understanding print quality settings
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Optimizing print quality for media types
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Guidelines for using media
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Choosing paper and other media
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Loading media into the input trays
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Printing an envelope
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Printing multiple envelopes
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Printing on transparencies or labels
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Printing on letterhead and preprinted forms
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Printing on custom-size media and cardstock
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Printing on both sides of the paper (manual two-sided printing)
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Printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (N-up printing)
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Printing booklets
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Printing watermarks
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Manual feed
You can use manual feed when printing mixed media, for example, an envelope, then a
letter, then an envelope, and so on. Feed an envelope into the priority feed slot and load
letterhead into the main input tray.
To print using manual feed
1. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
2. On the Paper/Quality tab, select Manual Feed from the Source is drop-down list.
3. Feed media into the priority feed slot, and click Continue.
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Canceling a print job
You can cancel a print job from a software application or a print queue.
To stop the printer immediately, remove the remaining paper from the printer. After the
printer stops, use one of the following options.
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Software application: Typically, a dialog box appears briefly on your screen, allowing
you to cancel the print job.
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Windows print queue: If a print job is waiting in a print queue (computer memory) or
print spooler, delete the job there. Click Start, Settings, and Printers or Printers and
Faxes. Double-click the HP LaserJet 1018 icon to open the window, select your print
job, and click Delete or Cancel.
If the status lights on the control panel continue to blink after you cancel a print job, the
computer is still sending the job to the printer. Either delete the job from the print queue or
wait until the computer finishes sending data. The printer will return to the Ready state.
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Understanding print quality settings
Print quality settings affect how light or dark the print is on the page and the style in which
the graphics are printed. You can also use the print quality settings to optimize the print
quality for a specific media type. See Optimizing print quality for media types for more
information.
You can change the settings in the printer properties to accommodate the types of jobs you
are printing. The following are the settings:
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FastRes 1200: This setting provides 1200 dpi effective output quality (600 x 600 x 2 dpi
with HP Resolution Enhancement technology [REt]).
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600 dpi: This setting provides 600 x 600 dpi output with Resolution Enhancement
technology (REt) for improved text.
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EconoMode (Save Toner): Text is printed using less toner. This setting is useful when
you are printing drafts. You can turn on this option independently of other print quality
settings.
1. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
2. On the Finishing tab, select the print quality setting you want to use.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available in all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about the availability of features for that driver.
NOTE
To change the print quality settings for all future print jobs, access the properties through the
Start menu in the Windows task bar. To change the print quality settings only for the current
software application, access the properties through the Print Setup menu in the application
you are using to print. See Printer properties (driver) for more information.
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Optimizing print quality for media types
Media type settings control the temperature of your printer's fuser. You can change the
settings for the media that you are using to optimize the print quality.
The HP LaserJet 1018 printer provides a number of print modes that allow the unit to adapt
more specifically to the printer's media environment. The following tables provide an
overview of the driver print modes.
NOTE
When using the CARDSTOCK, ENVELOPE, LABEL, and ROUGH modes, the printer
pauses between pages and the number of pages per minute decreases.
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Media
PLAIN
75 to 104 g/m2 (20 to 27 lb)
LIGHT
< 75 g/m2 (20 lb)
HEAVY
90 to 105 g/m2 (24 to 28 lb)
CARDSTOCK
Cardstock or thick media
TRANSPARENCY
4-mil, 0.1 monochrome overhead transparencies
(OHTs)
ENVELOPE
Standard envelopes
LABEL
Standard HP LaserJet labels
BOND
Bond paper
ROUGH
Rough paper
COLOR
Plain media
LETTERHEAD
Plain media
PREPRINTED
Plain media
PREPUNCHED
Plain media
RECYCLED
Plain media
VELLUM
Plain media
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Guidelines for using media
The following sections provide guidelines and instructions for printing on transparencies,
envelopes, and other special media. Guidelines and specifications are included to help you
select media that optimizes print quality and avoid media that might cause jams or damage
the printer.
Paper
For best results, use conventional 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper. Make sure that 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 about 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.
Paper usage
Symptom
Problem with paper
Solution
Poor print quality or toner
adhesion
Too moist, too rough, too
smooth, or embossed
Problems with feeding
Faulty paper lot
Try another kind of paper
between 100-250 Sheffield and
4-6% moisture content.
Check the printer and make
sure that the appropriate media
type has been selected.
Dropouts, jamming, or curl
Stored improperly
Store paper flat in its moistureproof wrapping.
Increased gray background
shading
Might be too heavy
Use lighter paper.
Excessive curl
Too moist, wrong grain
direction, or short-grain
construction
Use long-grain paper.
Jamming or damage to printer
Cutouts or perforations
Do not use paper with cutouts
or perforations.
Problems with feeding
Ragged edges
Use good quality paper.
Problems with feeding
NOTE
Check the printer and make
sure that the appropriate media
type has been selected.
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 temperature. The
printer's maximum temperature is 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second.
Do not use letterhead that is printed with low-temperature inks, such as those used in some
types of thermography.
Do not use raised letterhead.
Do not use transparencies designed for Inkjet printers or other low-temperature printers. Use
only transparencies that are specified for use with HP LaserJet printers.
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Labels
HP recommends that you print labels from the priority feed slot.
CAUTION
Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive degrades
and might damage the printer.
Label construction
When selecting labels, consider the quality of the following components:
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Adhesives: The adhesive material should be stable at 200°C (392°F), the printer's
maximum temperature.
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Arrangement: Only use labels with no exposed backing between them. Labels can peel
off sheets that have spaces between the labels, causing serious jams.
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Curl: Prior to printing, labels must lie flat with no more than 13 mm (0.5 inches) of curl in
any direction.
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Condition: Do not use labels with wrinkles, bubbles, or other indications of separation.
Transparencies
Transparencies must be able to withstand the printer's maximum temperature of 200°C
(392°F).
Envelopes
HP recommends that you print envelopes from the priority feed slot.
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
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Weight: The weight of the envelope paper should not exceed 90 g/m2 (24 lb) or jamming
might result.
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Construction: Prior to printing, envelopes should lie flat with less than 6 mm
(0.25 inches) curl and should not contain air. Envelopes that trap air might cause
problems. Do not use envelopes that contain clasps, snaps, tie strings, transparent
windows, holes, perforations, cut outs, synthetic materials, stamping, or embossing. Do
not use envelopes with adhesives that do not require moistening, but rely instead on
pressure to seal them.
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Condition: Make sure that the envelopes are not wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise
damaged. Make sure that the envelopes do not have any exposed adhesive.
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Sizes: The envelope sizes range from 90 x 160 mm (3.5 x 6.3 inches) to 178 x 254 mm
(7 x 10 inches).
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Envelopes with double-side seams
An envelope with double-side-seam construction has vertical seams at both ends of the
envelope rather than diagonal seams. This style might be more likely to wrinkle. Make sure
that the seam extends all the way to the corner of the envelope as shown in the following
illustration.
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acceptable envelope construction
unacceptable envelope construction
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 printer's
maximum temperature is 200°C (392°F). The extra flaps and strips might cause wrinkling,
creasing, or jams.
Envelope storage
Proper storage of envelopes contributes to good print quality. You should store envelopes
flat. If air is trapped in an envelope, creating an air bubble, the envelope might wrinkle during
printing.
Cardstock and heavy media
You can print many types of cardstock from the media input trays, including index cards and
postcards. Some cardstock 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 157 g/m2 (42 lb). 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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You might be able to print on heavier paper if you do not fill the input tray to capacity and if
you use paper with a smoothness rating of 100-180 Sheffield.
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Cardstock construction
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Smoothness: The 135-157 g/m2 (36-42 lb) cardstock should have a smoothness rating
of 100-180 Sheffield; 60-135 g/m2 (16-36 lb) cardstock should have a smoothness rating
of 100-250 Sheffield.
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Construction: Cardstock should lie flat with less than 5 mm (0.2 inches) of curl.
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Condition: Make sure that the cardstock is not wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.
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Sizes: Only use cardstock within the following size ranges:
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Minimum: 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
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Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14.0 inches)
Cardstock guidelines
Set margins at least 2 mm (0.08 inches) away from the edges.
Letterhead and preprinted forms
Letterhead is premium paper that often has a watermark, sometimes uses cotton fiber, and
is available in a wide range of colors and finishes with matching envelopes. Preprinted forms
can be made of a broad spectrum of paper types ranging from recycled to premium.
Many manufactures now design these grades of paper with properties optimized for laser
printer and advertise the paper as laser-compatible or laser-guaranteed.
NOTE
Some page-to-page variation is normal when printing with laser printers. This variation
cannot be observed when printing on plain paper. However, this variation is obvious when
printing on preprinted forms because the lines and boxes are already placed on the page.
To avoid problems when using preprinted forms, embossed paper, and letterhead, observe
the following guidelines:
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Use preprinted forms and letterhead paper that have been printed by offset lithography
or engraving.
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Use forms that have been created with heat-resistant inks that will not melt, vaporize, or
release undesirable emissions when heated to 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second. Typically,
oxidation-set or oil-based inks meet this requirement.
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When the form is preprinted, be careful not to change the moisture content of the paper,
and do not use materials that change the paper's electrical or handling properties. Seal
the forms in moisture-proof wrap to prevent moisture changes during storage.
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Avoid processing preprinted forms that have a finish or coating.
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Avoid using heavily embossed or raised-letterhead papers.
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Avoid papers that have heavily textured surfaces.
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Avoid using offset powders or other materials that prevent printed forms from sticking
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Choosing paper and other media
HP LaserJet printers produce excellent print quality documents. You can print on a variety of
media, such as paper (including up to 100% recycled fiber content paper), envelopes, labels,
transparencies, and custom-size media. The following are the supported media sizes:
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Minimum: 76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
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Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)
Properties such as weight, grain, and moisture content are important factors that affect
printer performance and quality. To achieve the best possible print quality, only use highquality media designed for laser printers. See Printer media considerations for detailed
paper and media specifications.
NOTE
Always test a sample of the media before you purchase large quantities. Your media
supplier should understand the requirements specified in the HP LaserJet printer family print
media guide (HP part number 5851-1468). See Printer media considerations for more
information.
HP media
HP recommends the following HP media:
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HP Multipurpose Paper
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HP Office Paper
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HP All-in-One Printing Paper
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HP LaserJet Paper
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HP Premium Choice LaserJet Paper
Media to avoid
The HP LaserJet 1018 printer can handle many types of media. Use of media outside the
printer's specifications will cause a loss of print quality and increase the chance of paper
jams.
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Do not use paper that is too rough.
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Do not use paper with cutouts or perforations other than standard three-hole punched
paper.
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Do not use multipart forms.
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Do not use paper with a watermark if you are printing solid patterns.
Media that might damage the printer
In rare circumstances media can damage the printer. The following media must be avoided
to prevent possible damage:
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Do not use media with staples attached.
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Do not use transparencies designed for Inkjet printers or other low-temperature printers.
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Do not use photo paper intended for Inkjet printers.
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Do not use paper that is embossed or coated and is not designed for the temperatures
of the printer's image fuser. Select media that can tolerate temperatures of 200°C
(392°F) for 0.1 second. HP produces a selection of media that is designed for the
HP LaserJet 1018 printer.
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Do not use letterhead paper with low-temperature dyes or thermography. Preprinted
forms or letterhead must use inks that can tolerate temperatures of 200°C (392°F) for
0.1 second.
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Do not use any media that produces hazardous emissions, or that melts, offsets, or
discolors when exposed to 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second.
To order HP LaserJet printing supplies, go to http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies/ in the U.S. or
to http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html/ worldwide.
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Loading media into the input trays
The following sections describe how to load media into the different input trays.
CAUTION
If you try to print on media that is wrinkled, folded, or damaged in any way, a jam might
occur. See Printer media considerations for more information.
Priority feed slot
The priority feed slot holds one sheet of media up to 163 g/m2 (43 lb) or one envelope,
transparency, or cardstock. Load media with the top forward and the side to be printed
facing up. To prevent jams and skewing, always adjust the side media guides before feeding
the media.
150-sheet main input tray
The input tray holds up to 150 pages of 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper or fewer pages of heavier
media of 25 mm (0.9 inches) or less stack height. Load media with the top forward and the
side to be printed facing up. To prevent jams and skewing, always adjust the side and front
media guides.
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When you add new media, make sure that you remove all of the media from the input tray
and straighten the stack of new media. This helps prevent multiple sheets of media from
feeding through the printer at one time, reducing media jams.
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Printing an envelope
Only use envelopes that are recommended for laser printers. See Printer media
considerations for more information.
NOTE
Use the priority feed slot for printing one envelope. Use the main input tray for printing
multiple envelopes.
1. Before loading the envelope, slide the media guides outward to slightly wider than the
envelopes.
NOTE
If the envelope has a flap on the short edge, feed that edge into the printer first.
2. Place the envelope with the side to be printed facing up and the top edge along the left
media guide.
3. Adjust the media guides to the width of the envelope.
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4. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
5. On the Paper/Quality tab, select Envelope as the media type.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available in all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
6. Print the envelope.
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Printing multiple envelopes
Only use envelopes that are recommended for laser printers. See Printer media
considerations for more information.
NOTE
Use the priority feed slot for printing one envelope. Use the main input tray for printing
multiple envelopes.
1. Before loading the envelopes, slide the media guides outward to slightly wider than the
envelopes.
2. Place the envelopes with the side to be printed facing up and the top edge along the left
media guide. Stack up to 15 envelopes.
NOTE
If the envelopes have a flap on the short edge, feed that edge into the printer first.
3. Adjust the media guides to the length and width of the envelopes.
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4. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
5. On the Paper/Quality tab, select Envelope as the media type.
6. Print the envelopes.
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Printing on transparencies or labels
Use only transparencies and labels that are recommended for use in laser printers, such as
HP transparency film and HP LaserJet labels. See Printer media considerations for more
information.
CAUTION
Be sure to set the correct media type in the printer settings as instructed below. The printer
adjusts the fuser temperature according to the media type setting. When printing on special
media such as transparencies or labels, this adjustment prevents the fuser from damaging
the media as it passes through the printer.
CAUTION
Inspect the media to make sure that it is not wrinkled or curled and that it does not have any
torn edges or missing labels.
1. Load a single page in the priority feed slot or load multiple pages in the main input tray.
Make sure that the top of the media is forward and the side to be printed (rough side) is
facing up.
2. Adjust the media guides.
3. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
4. On the Paper/Quality tab, choose the correct media type.
5. Print the document.
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Printing on letterhead and preprinted forms
The HP LaserJet 1018 printer can print on letterhead and preprinted forms that can
withstand temperatures of 200°C (392°F).
1. Load the paper with the top forward and the side to be printed facing up. Adjust the
media guides to fit the width of the paper.
2. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
3. On the Paper/Quality tab, choose the correct media type.
4. Print the document.
To print using manual feed, see Manual feed.
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To print a single-page cover letter on letterhead, followed by a multiple-page document, load
the standard paper in the main input tray, and then feed the letterhead face up in the priority
feed slot.
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Printing on custom-size media and cardstock
The HP LaserJet 1018 printer can print on custom-size media or cardstock between
76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches) and 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches).
Use the main input tray for multiple sheets. See Main input tray for the supported media sizes.
CAUTION
Make sure that the sheets are not stuck together before you load them.
1. Load the media with the narrow side forward and the side to be printed facing up. Adjust
the media guides to fit the media.
2. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
3. On the Paper/Quality tab, select the custom-size option. Specify the dimensions of the
custom-size media.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available in all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
4. Print the document.
To print using manual feed, see Manual feed.
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Printing on both sides of the paper (manual two-sided printing)
To print on both sides of the paper (manual two-sided printing), you must run the paper
through the printer twice.
NOTE
Manual two-sided printing can cause the printer to become dirty, reducing print quality. See
Cleaning the printer for instructions if the printer becomes dirty.
1. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
2. On the Finishing tab, select Print On Both Sides (Manually). Select the appropriate
binding option, and click OK.
3. Print the document.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
4. After side one has printed, gather the printed pages, turn the printed side down, and
straighten the stack.
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5. Place the stack back in the input tray. Side one should be facing down with the bottom
edge feeding into the printer first.
6. Click Continue to print side two.
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Printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (N-up printing)
You can select the number of pages that you want to print on a single sheet of paper. If you
choose to print more than one page per sheet, the pages appear smaller and are arranged
on the sheet in the order that they would otherwise be printed.
1. From your software application, access the printer properties (or printing preferences in
Windows 2000 and XP). See Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
2. On the Finishing tab, select the correct number of pages per side.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
3. (Optional steps) To include page borders, select the check box. To specify the order of
pages printed on the sheet, select the order from the drop-down menu.
4. Print the document.
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Printing booklets
You can print booklets on letter or A4 paper.
1. Load the paper in the main input tray.
2. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See
Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
3. On the Finishing tab, select the option to Print On Both Sides (Manually). Select the
appropriate binding option, and click OK. Print the document.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
4. After side one has printed, gather the printed pages, turn the printed side down, and
straighten the stack of paper.
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5. Place the pages from side one back in the input tray. Side one should be facing down
with the bottom edge feeding into the printer first.
6. Print side two.
7. Fold and staple the pages.
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Printing watermarks
You can use the watermark option to print text "underneath" (in the background) of an
existing document. For example, you might want to have large gray letters reading Draft or
Confidential printed diagonally across the first page or all of the pages of a document.
1. From your software application, access the printer properties (or printing preferences in
Windows 2000 and XP). See Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
2. On the Effects tab, select the watermark you want to use.
NOTE
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.
3. Print the document.
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Maintenance
This chapter provides information on the following topics:
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Changing the pickup roller
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Cleaning the pickup roller
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Changing the printer separation pad
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Redistributing toner
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Changing the print cartridge
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Cleaning the printer
Clean the outside of the printer with a clean, damp cloth when necessary.
CAUTION
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners on or around the printer.
During the printing process, media, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the
printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print quality problems, such as toner specks or
smearing, and paper jams. To correct and prevent these types of problems, you can clean
the print cartridge area and the printer media path.
Cleaning the print cartridge area
You do not need to clean the print cartridge area often. However, cleaning this area can
improve the quality of your printed sheets.
1. Turn the printer off, and then unplug the power cord. Wait for the printer to cool.
CAUTION
To prevent damage, do not expose the print cartridge to light. Cover the print cartridge if
necessary. Also, do not touch the black sponge transfer roller inside the printer. By doing so,
you can damage the printer.
2. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the print cartridge.
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3. With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe any residue from the media path area and the print
cartridge cavity.
4. Replace the print cartridge, and close the print cartridge door.
5. Plug the printer into the power outlet, and then turn on the printer.
Cleaning the printer media path
If you are experiencing toner specks or dots on the printouts, you can use the HP LaserJet
cleaning utility to remove excess media and toner particles that can accumulate on the fuser
assembly and rollers. Cleaning the media path might extend the life of the printer.
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NOTE
For best results use a sheet of transparency. If you do not have any transparencies, you can
use copier-grade media, 70 to 90 g/m2 (18 to 24 lb), with a smooth surface.
1. Make sure that the printer is idle and the Ready light is on.
2. Load the media in the input tray.
3. Print a cleaning page. Access the printer properties (or printing preferences in
Windows 2000 and XP). See Printer properties (driver) for instructions.
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The cleaning process takes approximately 3 minutes. The cleaning page will stop
periodically during the cleaning process. Do not turn the printer off until the cleaning process
has finished. You might need to repeat the cleaning process several times to thoroughly
clean the printer.
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Changing the pickup roller
Normal use with good media causes wear. The use of poor media might require more
frequent replacement of the pickup roller.
If the printer regularly mispicks (no media feeds through), you might need to change or clean
the pickup roller. See Ordering supplies to order a new pickup roller.
CAUTION
Failure to complete this procedure might damage the printer.
1. Turn the printer off, and then unplug the power cord from the printer. Wait for the printer
to cool.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, minimize its exposure to direct light. Cover the
print cartridge with a sheet of paper.
2. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the print cartridge.
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3. Find the pickup roller.
4. Release the small, white tabs on either side of the pickup roller, and rotate the pickup
roller toward the front.
5. Gently pull the pickup roller up and out.
6. Position the new pickup roller in the slot. The circular and rectangular slots on each side
will prevent you from installing the roller incorrectly.
7. Rotate the top of the new pickup roller away from you until both sides snap into place.
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8. Reinstall the print cartridge, and close the print cartridge door.
9. Plug the printer into the power outlet, and then turn on the printer.
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Cleaning the pickup roller
If you want to clean the pickup roller rather than replace it, follow the instructions below:
1. Remove the pickup roller as described in steps 1 through 5 of Changing the pickup roller.
2. Dab a lint-free cloth in isopropyl alcohol, and scrub the roller.
WARNING!
Alcohol is flammable. Keep the alcohol and cloth away from an open flame. Before you
close the printer and plug in the power cord, allow the alcohol to dry completely.
3. Using a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe the pickup roller to remove loosened dirt.
4. Allow the pickup roller to dry completely before you reinstall it in the printer (see
Changing the pickup roller).
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In certain areas of California, air pollution control regulations restrict the use of
liquid Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) as a cleaning agent. In those areas of California,
please disregard the previous recommendations and use a dry, lint-free cloth.
The cloth may be moistened with water if desired.
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Changing the printer separation pad
Normal use with good media causes wear. The use of poor media might require more
frequent replacement of the separation pad. If the printer regularly pulls multiple sheets of
media at a time, you might need to change the separation pad. See Ordering supplies to
order a new printer separation pad.
NOTE
Before you change the separation pad, clean the pickup roller. See Cleaning the pickup roller.
1. Turn the printer off, and then unplug the power cord from the printer. Wait for the printer
to cool.
2. At the back of the printer, unscrew the two screws holding the separation pad in place.
3. Remove the separation pad.
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4. Insert the new separation pad, and screw it into place.
5. Plug the printer into the power outlet, and turn on the printer.
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Redistributing toner
When toner is low, faded or light areas appear on the printed page. You might be able to
temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner, which means that you might be
able to finish the current print job before replacing the print cartridge.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, minimize its exposure to direct light. Cover the
print cartridge with a sheet of paper.
1. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the print cartridge from the printer.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, hold the print cartridge at each end.
2. To redistribute the toner, gently rock the print cartridge from front to back.
CAUTION
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash the clothing in cold water.
Hot water sets toner into the fabric.
3. Reinsert the print cartridge into the printer, and close the print cartridge door.
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If the print is still light, install a new print cartridge. See Changing the print cartridge for
instructions.
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Changing the print cartridge
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, minimize its exposure to direct light. Cover the
print cartridge with a sheet of paper.
1. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the old print cartridge. See the recycling
information inside the print cartridge box.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, hold the print cartridge at each end.
2. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging, and gently rock the print cartridge
from front to back to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
3. Pull the tab until all the tape is removed from the print cartridge. Put the tab in the print
cartridge box to return for recycling.
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4. Insert the new print cartridge in the printer, making sure that the print cartridge is in
position. Close the print cartridge door.
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If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash the clothing in cold water.
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Problem solving
This chapter provides information on the following topics:
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Printed page is different than what appeared on screen
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Printer software problems
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Improving print quality
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Clearing jams
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Finding the solution
You can use this section to find the solution to common printer problems.
Step 1: Is the printer set up correctly?
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Is the printer plugged into a power outlet that is known to work?
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Is the on/off switch in the on position?
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Is the print cartridge properly installed? See Changing the print cartridge.
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Is paper properly loaded in the input tray? See Loading media into the input trays.
Yes
If you answered yes to the questions above, go
to Step 2: Is the Ready light on?
No
If the printer will not turn on, Contact HP support.
Step 2: Is the Ready light on?
Do the control panel lights look like this picture?
NOTE
See Printer control panel for a description of the lights on the control panel.
Yes
Go to Step 3: Can you print a Printer Test page?
No
If the control panel lights do not look like the
picture above, see Status light patterns.
If you are unable to resolve the problem, Contact
HP support.
Step 3: Can you print a Printer Test page?
Print a Printer Test page.
Yes
If the Demo page printed, go to Step 4: Is the
print quality acceptable?
No
If no paper came out, see Paper handling
problems.
If you are unable to resolve the problem, Contact
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Step 4: Is the print quality acceptable?
Yes
If the print quality is acceptable, go to Step 5: Is
the printer communicating with the computer?
No
If the print quality is poor, see Improving print
quality.
Verify that the print settings are correct for the
media you are using. See Choosing paper and
other media for information on adjusting the
settings for various types of media.
If you are unable to resolve the problem, Contact
HP support.
Step 5: Is the printer communicating with the computer?
Try printing a document from a software application.
Yes
If the document prints, go to Step 6: Does the
printed page look like you expected?
No
If the document does not print, see Printer
software problems.
If you are unable to resolve the problem, Contact
HP support.
Step 6: Does the printed page look like you expected?
Yes
The problem should be resolved. If it is not
resolved, Contact HP support.
No
See Printed page is different than what
appeared on screen.
If you are unable to resolve the problem, Contact
HP support.
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In other locations, see http://www.hp.com.
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Status light patterns
Light status legend
Symbol for "light off"
Symbol for "light on"
Symbol for "light blinking"
Control panel light message
Light status
State of the printer
Action
Ready
No action is necessary.
The printer is ready to print.
Processing data
Wait for the job to print.
The printer is receiving or
processing data.
To cancel the current job, press
the CANCEL button.
Cleaning mode
Wait until the Cleaning page is
finished printing and the printer
is in the Ready state. This
could take up to two minutes.
A Cleaning page or a Printer
Test page is printing.
Wait until the Printer Test page
is finished printing and the
printer is in Ready state.
Out of memory
The printer is out of memory.
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The page you are printing
might be too complex for the
printer's memory capacity. Try
lowering the resolution. See
Understanding print quality
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Light status
State of the printer
Action
Attention: door open, media
out, no print cartridge, or media
jam
Check the following:
This printer is in an error state
that requires operator
intervention.
Printer initialization
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The print cartridge door is
completely closed.
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Media is loaded. See
Loading media into the
input trays for instructions.
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The print cartridge is
correctly installed in the
printer. See Changing the
print cartridge for
instructions.
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There is no media jam.
See Clearing jams for
instructions.
No action is necessary.
A printer initialization is taking
place.
Fatal error
All lights are on.
Unplug the printer for
30 minutes, and then plug the
printer back in power outlet.
If the printer still has an error,
contact HP Support. See
Contact HP support.
All lights are off.
Make sure that there is power.
Unplug both ends of the power
cord, and then plug the power
cord back into the printer and
the power outlet.
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Paper handling problems
Choose the item that best describes the problem:
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Media jam
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Print is skewed (crooked)
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More than one sheet of media feeds through the printer at one time
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Printer does not pull media from the media input tray
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Printer curled the media
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Print job is extremely slow
Media jam
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See Clearing jams for more information.
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Make sure that you are printing with media that meets specifications. See Printer media
considerations for more information.
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Do not print on used paper.
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Make sure that you are printing with media that is not wrinkled, folded, or damaged.
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Make sure that the printer is clean. See Cleaning the printer for more information.
Print is skewed (crooked)
A small amount of skew is normal and might become obvious when using preprinted forms.
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See Page skew for more information.
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Adjust the media guides to the width and length of the media that you are using and try
reprinting. See Media paths or Loading media into the input trays for more information.
More than one sheet of media feeds through the printer at
one time
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The media input tray might be too full. See Loading media into the input trays for more
information.
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Make sure that the media is not wrinkled, folded, or damaged.
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Try paper from a new ream. Do not fan the paper before loading it into the input tray.
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The printer separation pad might be worn. See Changing the printer separation pad for
more information.
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Make sure that the printer is not in manual feed mode.
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Make sure that the media guides are adjusted properly.
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The pickup roller might be dirty or damaged. See Cleaning the pickup roller or Changing
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See Curl or wave for more information.
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See Media paths or Choosing paper and other media for more information.
Print job is extremely slow
The maximum speed of the printer is up to 12 ppm for A4 media and 12 ppm for letter media
for the HP LaserJet 1018 printer. Your print job might be very complex. Try the following:
NOTE
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Reduce the complexity of your document (for example, reduce the number of multiple
graphics).
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Access the printer properties in the printer driver. See Printer properties (driver) for
instructions. Set the media type to plain paper.
This may cause toner to fuse improperly if you are using heavy media.
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Narrow media or heavy media will slow printing. Use normal media.
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Print speed is based on computer processor speed, the amount of memory, and the
amount of hard disk space available on your computer. Try increasing these components.
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Printed page is different than what appeared on screen
Choose the item that best describes the problem:
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Garbled, incorrect, or incomplete text
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Missing graphics or text, or blank pages
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Page format is different than on another printer
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Graphics quality
To preview a print job, use the Print Preview option in the software application (if available).
NOTE
Garbled, incorrect, or incomplete text
WARNING!
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If a specific file prints garbled text, there might be a problem with that specific file. If a
specific application prints garbled text, there might be a problem with that application.
Make sure that the appropriate printer driver is selected.
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There might be a problem with your software application. Try printing from another
software application.
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The USB cable might be loose or defective. Try the following:
Before you connect the USB cable to the printer, always unplug the printer to prevent
damage to the printer.
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Disconnect the cable and reconnect it at both ends.
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Try printing a job that you know works.
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If possible, attach the cable and printer to another computer, and try printing a job
that you know works.
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Turn off the printer and the computer. Remove the USB cable, and inspect both
ends of the cable for damage. Reconnect the USB cable, making sure that the
connections are tight. Make sure that the printer is directly connected to the
computer. Remove any switchboxes, tape backup drives, security keys, or any other
devices that are attached between the USB port on the computer and the printer.
These devices can sometimes interfere with communication between the computer
and the printer. Restart the printer and the computer.
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Make sure that your file does not contain blank pages.
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The sealing tape might still be in the print cartridge. Remove the print cartridge, and pull
the tab on the end of the cartridge until the entire length of the tape is removed. Reinstall
the print cartridge. See Changing the print cartridge for instructions.
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The graphic settings in the printer properties might not be correct for the type of job that
you are printing. Try a different graphic setting in the printer properties. See Printer
properties (driver) for more information.
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Clean the printer, particularly the contacts between the print cartridge and the power
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Page format is different than on another printer
If you used an older or different printer driver (printer software) to create the document or the
printer properties settings in the software are different, the page format might change when
you try to print using your new printer driver or settings. To help eliminate this problem, try
the following:
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Create documents and print them using the same printer driver (printer software) and
printer properties settings regardless of which HP LaserJet printer you use to print them.
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Change the resolution, paper size, font settings, and other settings. See Printer
properties (driver) for more information.
Graphics quality
The graphics settings might be unsuitable for your print job. Check the graphic settings, such
as resolution, in the printer properties and adjust them as necessary. See Printer properties
(driver) for more information.
NOTE
Some resolution might be lost when converting from one graphics format to another.
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Printer software problems
Printer software problems
Problem
Solution
A printer driver for the HP LaserJet 1018 printer
is not visible in the Printer folder.
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Restart the computer.
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Reinstall the printer software. In the
Windows task bar, click Start, select
Programs, select HP, select
HP LaserJet 1018 series, and click
Uninstall HP LaserJet 1018 series. Turn
the printer off. Install the printer software
from the CD. Turn the printer back on.
NOTE
Close any applications that are running. To close
an application that has an icon in the system
tray, right-click the icon, and select Close or
Disable.
An error message was displayed during the
software installation.
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Try plugging the USB cable into a different
USB port on the computer.
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If you are trying to print to a shared printer,
in the Windows task bar, click Start, select
Settings, and select Printers. Double-click
the Add Printer icon. Follow the instructions
in the Add Printer Wizard.
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Restart the computer.
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Reinstall the printer software. In the
Windows task bar, click Start, select
Programs, select HP, select
HP LaserJet 1018 series, and click
Uninstall HP LaserJet 1018 series. Turn
the printer off. Install the printer software
from the CD. Turn the printer back on.
NOTE
Close any applications that are running. To close
an application that has an icon in the task bar,
right-click the icon, and select Close or Disable.
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Check the amount of free space on the drive
where you are installing the printer software.
If necessary, free up as much space as you
can, and reinstall the printer software.
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If necessary, run the Disk Defragmenter,
and reinstall the printer software.
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Problem
Solution
The printer is in Ready mode, but nothing prints.
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Restart the computer.
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Verify that all of the cables are properly
seated and within specifications. This
includes the USB and power cables. Try a
new cable.
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Reinstall the printer software. In the
Windows task bar, click Start, select
Programs, select HP, select
HP LaserJet 1018 series, and click
Uninstall HP LaserJet 1018 series. Turn
the printer off. Install the printer software
from the CD. Turn the printer back on.
NOTE
Close any applications that are running. To close
an application that has an icon in the task bar,
right-click the icon, and select Close or Disable.
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Improving print quality
This section provides information about identifying and correcting print defects.
Light or faded print
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The toner supply is low. See Redistributing
toner for more information.
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The media might not meet HP's media
specifications (for example, the media is too
moist or too rough). See Printer media
considerations for more information.
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If the whole page is light, the print density
adjustment is too light or EconoMode might
be turned on. Adjust the print density, and
disable EconoMode in the printer properties.
See Saving toner for more information.
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The media might not meet HP's media
specifications (for example, the media is too
moist or too rough). See Printer media
considerations for more information.
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The printer might need to be cleaned. See
Cleaning the printer or Cleaning the printer
media path for instructions.
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A single sheet of media might be defective.
Try reprinting the job.
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The media's moisture content is uneven or
the media has moist spots on its surface.
Try printing with new media. See Printer
media considerations for more information.
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The media lot is bad. The manufacturing
processes can cause some areas to reject
toner. Try a different type or brand of media.
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The print cartridge might be defective. See
Changing the print cartridge for more
information.
Toner specks
Dropouts
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NOTE
If these steps do not correct the problem, contact an HP-authorized dealer or service
representative.
Vertical lines
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The photosensitive drum inside the print
cartridge has probably been scratched.
Install a new HP print cartridge. See
Changing the print cartridge for instructions.
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Decrease the print density setting through
printer properties. This decreases the
amount of background shading. See Printer
properties (driver).
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Change the media to a lighter basis weight.
See Printer media considerations for more
information.
●
Check the printer's environment. Very dry
(low humidity) conditions can increase the
amount of background shading.
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Install a new HP print cartridge. See
Changing the print cartridge for instructions.
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If toner smears appear on the leading edge
of the media, the media guides might be
dirty. Wipe the media guides with a dry, lintfree cloth. See Cleaning the printer for more
information.
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Check the media type and quality.
●
Install a new HP print cartridge. See
Changing the print cartridge for instructions.
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The fuser temperature might be too low. In
your printer driver, make sure that the
appropriate media type is selected.
Gray background
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Loose toner
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Clean the inside of the printer. See Cleaning
the printer for instructions.
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Check the media type and quality. See
Printer media considerations for more
information.
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Install a new HP print cartridge. See
Changing the print cartridge for instructions.
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In your printer driver, make sure that the
appropriate media type is selected.
●
Plug the printer directly into an AC outlet
instead of into a power strip.
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The print cartridge might be damaged. If a
repetitive mark occurs at the same spot on
the page, install a new HP print cartridge.
See Changing the print cartridge for
instructions.
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The internal parts might have toner on them.
See Cleaning the printer for more
information. If the defects occur on the back
of the page, the problem will probably
correct itself after a few more printed pages.
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In your printer driver, make sure that the
appropriate media type is selected.
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If characters are improperly formed,
producing hollow images, the media stock
might be too slick. Try a different media.
See Printer media considerations for more
information.
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If characters are improperly formed,
producing a wavy effect, the printer might
need service. Print a Printer Test page. If
the characters are improperly formed,
contact an HP-authorized dealer or service
representative. See How to contact HP for
more information.
Vertical repetitive defects
Misformed characters
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Page skew
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Make sure that the media is loaded correctly
and the media guides are not too tight or too
loose against the media stack. See Loading
media into the input trays for more
information.
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The input bin might be too full. See Loading
media into the input trays for more
information.
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Check the media type and quality. See
Printer media considerations for more
information.
●
Check the media type and quality. Both high
temperature and humidity cause media to
curl. See Printer media considerations for
more information.
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The media might have been in the input tray
too long. Turn over the stack of media in the
tray. Also, try rotating the media 180° in the
input tray.
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The fuser temperature might be too high. In
your printer driver, make sure that the
appropriate media type is selected. If the
problem persists, select a media type that
uses a lower fuser temperature, such as
transparencies or light media.
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Make sure that media is loaded properly.
See Loading media into the input trays for
more information.
●
Check the media type and quality. See
Printer media considerations for more
information.
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Turn over the stack of media in the tray.
Also, try rotating the media 180° in the input
tray.
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For envelopes, this can be caused by air
pockets inside the envelope. Remove the
envelope, flatten the envelope, and try
printing again.
Curl or wave
Wrinkles or creases
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Toner scatter outline
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If large amounts of toner have scattered
around the characters, the media might be
resisting the toner. (A small amount of toner
scatter is normal for laser printing.) Try a
different media type. See Printer media
considerations for more information.
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Turn over the stack of media in the tray.
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Use media designed for laser printers. See
Printer media considerations for more
information.
Water droplets on bottom edge
NOTE
Moisture in the printer is condensing on the fuser
assembly and dropping onto the media. In
excessively hot and humid areas, media retains
moisture. Water droplets do not damage the
printer.
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Use different media.
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Store media in an airtight container to
minimize absorption of moisture.
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Clearing jams
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the printer when clearing jams, including jams in the output bin,
always open the print cartridge door and remove the print cartridge. Keep the door open and
the cartridge out until the jam has been cleared. Opening the print cartridge door and
removing the print cartridge relieves tension on the printer rollers, which prevents damage to
the printer and makes the removal of jammed pages easier.
Occasionally, media becomes jammed during a print job. You are notified of a media jam by
an error from the software and the printer control panel lights. See Status light patterns for
more information.
The following are some of the causes of media jams:
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NOTE
The input trays are loaded improperly or are too full. See Loading media into the input
trays for more information.
When you add new media, always remove all of the media from the input tray and straighten
the stack of new media. This helps prevent multiple sheets of media from feeding through
the printer at one time, reducing media jams.
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The media does not meet HP specifications. See Printer media considerations for more
information.
Typical media jam locations
NOTE
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Print cartridge area: See Removing a jammed page for instructions.
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Input tray areas: If the page is still sticking out of the input tray, gently try to remove it
from the input tray without tearing the page. If you feel resistance, see Removing a
jammed page for instructions.
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Output path: If the page is sticking out of the output bin, see Removing a jammed page
for instructions.
There might be loose toner in the printer after a media jam. This toner clears up after a few
sheets are printed.
Removing a jammed page
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CAUTION
To prevent damage to the printer when clearing jams, including jams in the output bin,
always open the print cartridge door and remove the print cartridge.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, minimize its exposure to direct light. Cover the
print cartridge with a sheet of paper.
1. Open the print cartridge door, and remove the print cartridge.
2. With both hands, grasp the side of the media that is most visible (this includes the
middle), and carefully pull it free from the printer.
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3. When you have removed the jammed media, replace the print cartridge, and close the
print cartridge door.
After clearing a media jam, you might need to turn the printer off and turn it back on
again.
NOTE
When you add new media, remove all of the media from the input tray and straighten the
stack of new media.
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A
Printer specifications
This appendix provides information on the following topics:
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Environmental specifications
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Acoustic emissions
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Electrical specifications
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Physical specifications
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Printer capacities and ratings
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Memory specifications
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Operating environment
Install in a well-ventilated, dust-free area.
Printer plugged into an AC outlet:
Storage environment
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Temperature: 10°C to 32.5°C (50°F to
90.5°F)
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Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Printer unplugged from an AC outlet:
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Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
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Humidity: 10% to 80% (no condensation)
Values are current as of April 1, 2004. Values are subject to change without notice. See
http://www.hp.com/support/lj1018/ for current information.
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Acoustic emissions
Acoustic emissions1, 2
Sound power level
Declared per ISO 9296
Printing3
LWAd = <6.2 Bels (A) and 62dB (A)
Ready (PowerSave)
Inaudible
Sound pressure level, bystander position
Declared Per ISO 9296
Printing3
LWAd = ≤4.9 Bels (A) and 49dB (A)
Ready (PowerSave)
Inaudible
1
Values are subject to change without notice. See http://www.hp.com/support/lj1018/ for
current information.
2
Configuration tested: HP LaserJet 1018 base unit, standard tray, A4 paper, and simplex
continuous print.
3
HP LaserJet 1018 speed is 12 ppm for A4 media and 12 ppm for letter media.
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Electrical specifications
WARNING!
Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not
convert operating voltages. Doing so might damage the printer and void the product warranty.
Power requirements
Rated current
110-volt models
230-volt models
110-127v (+/-10%)
220v-240v (+/-10%)
50/60 Hz (+/-2 Hz)
50/60 Hz (+/-2 Hz)
3.5 amps
2.0 amps
Power consumption (average, in watts)1, 2
Product model
Printing4
Ready3, 5
Off
HP LaserJet 1018
250 W
2W
0W
1
Values are subject to change without notice. See http://www.hp.com/support/lj1018/ for
current information.
2
Power reported is the highest value measured for monochrome printing using all standard
voltages.
3
The default time from Ready mode to PowerSave mode and the recovery time from
PowerSave mode to the start of printing is negligible (less than 10 seconds) because of the
instant-on fusing.
4
HP LaserJet 1018 speed is 12 ppm for A4 media and 12 ppm for letter media.
5
The heat dissipation in Ready mode is 20 BTU/hour.
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Dimensions
Weight (2,000-page cartridge installed)
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Width: 370 mm (14.6 inches)
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Depth: 242 mm (9.5 inches)
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Height: 209 mm (8.2 inches)
5.8 kg (12.8 lb)
Values are current as of April 1, 2004. Values are subject to change without notice. See
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Printer capacities and ratings
Print speed
12 ppm for A4 media and 12 ppm for letter
media
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First page out in as low as 10 seconds
Main input tray capacity
150 sheets of regular weight 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper
Priority feed slot capacity
1 sheet of media up to 163 g/m2 (43 lb)
Top (face down) output bin capacity
100 sheets of regular weight 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper
Minimum paper size
76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches)
Maximum paper size
216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches)
Media weight
Output bin: 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lbs)
Base memory
2 MB of RAM
Print resolution
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600 x 600 dpi with HP Resolution
Enhancement technology (REt)
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1200 dpi effective output quality
(600 x 600 x 2 dpi with HP Resolution
Enhancement technology [REt])
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3,000 single-sided pages per month
(maximum)
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1,000 single-sided pages per month
(average)
Duty cycle
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Base memory
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B
Regulatory information
FCC compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
NOTE
●
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
●
Increase separation between equipment and receiver.
●
Connect equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
located.
●
Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician.
Any changes or modifications to the printer that are not expressly approved by HewlettPackard could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
Use of a shielded interface cable is required to comply with the Class B limits of Part 15 of
FCC rules.
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Declaration of Conformity statement
Declaration of Conformity
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer's Name:
Manufacturer's Address:
Hewlett-Packard Company
11311 Chinden Boulevard,
Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA
declares that the product
Product Name:
Regulatory Model 3):
Product Options:
HP LaserJet 1018
BOISB-0207-00
ALL
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
IEC 60950-1:2001 / EN 60950-1:2001 +A11
IEC 60825-1:1993 +A1 +A2 / EN 60825-1:1994 +A1 +A2 (Class 1 Laser/LED Product)
GB4943-2001
EMC:
CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:1998 Class B1)
EN 61000-3-2:2000
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1
EN 55024:1998 +A1 +A2
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B2) / ICES-003, Issue 4
GB9254-1998, GB17625.1-2003
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, and carries
the CE-marking accordingly.
1) The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer Systems. Compliance testing of product to
standard with exception of clause 9.5, which is not yet in effect.
2) This Device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two Conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
3) For regulatory purposes, this product is assigned a Regulatory model number. This number should not be confused with the product name
or the product number(s).
Boise, Idaho 83714, USA
01 January 2006
For Regulatory Topics ONLY:
Australia Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd., 31-41 Joseph Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130,
Australia.
European Contact:
Your Local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Department HQ-TRE / Standards
Europe, Herrenberger Straße 140, D-71034 Böblingen, Germany, (FAX: +49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, PO Box 15, Mail Stop 160, Boise, Idaho 83707-0015, USA
(Phone: 208-396-6000)
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Regulatory statements
Laser safety statement
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has implemented regulations for laser products manufactured since August 1,
1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The printer is
certified as a "Class 1" laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968.
Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely confined within protective housings
and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape during any phase of normal user
operation.
WARNING!
Using controls, making adjustments, or performing procedures other than those specified in
this user guide could result in exposure to hazardous radiation.
Canadian DOC regulations
Complies with Canadian EMC Class B requirements.
« Conforme à la classe B des normes canadiennes de compatibilité électromagnétiques
(CEM). »
Korean EMI statement
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Laser statement for Finland
LASERTURVALLISUUS
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
HP LaserJet 1018 -laserkirjoitin on käyttäjän kannalta turvallinen luokan 1 laserlaite.
Normaalissa käytössä kirjoittimen suojakotelointi estää lasersäteen pääsyn laitteen
ulkopuolelle.
Laitteen turvallisuusluokka on määritetty standardin EN 60825-1 (1994) mukaisesti.
VAROITUS!
Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa altistaa käyttäjän
turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
VARNING!
Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i bruksanvisning specificerats, kan användaren
utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
HUOLTO
HP LaserJet 1018 -kirjoittimen sisällä ei ole käyttäjän huollettavissa olevia kohteita. Laitteen
saa avata ja huoltaa ainoastaan sen huoltamiseen koulutettu henkilö. Tällaiseksi
huoltotoimenpiteeksi ei katsota väriainekasetin vaihtamista, paperiradan puhdistusta tai
muita käyttäjän käsikirjassa lueteltuja, käyttäjän tehtäväksi tarkoitettuja ylläpitotoimia, jotka
voidaan suorittaa ilman erikoistyökaluja.
VARO!
Mikäli kirjoittimen suojakotelo avataan, olet alttiina näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle laitteen
ollessa toiminnassa. Älä katso säteeseen.
VARNING!
Om laserprinterns skyddshölje öppnas då apparaten är i funktion, utsättas användaren för
osynlig laserstrålning. Betrakta ej strålen.
Tiedot laitteessa käytettävän laserdiodin säteilyominaisuuksista:
Aallonpituus 785-800 nm
Teho 5 mW
Luokan 3B laser
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Environmental product stewardship program
Protecting the environment
Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in an environmentally
sound manner. This product has been designed with several attributes to minimize impacts
on our environment.
Ozone production
This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).
Energy consumption
Power usage drops significantly while in PowerSave/Sleep mode, which saves natural
resources and saves money without affecting the high performance of this product. This
product qualifies for Energy Star® (version 3.0), which is a voluntary program to encourage
the development of energy-efficient office products.
Energy Star is a U.S. registered service mark of the U.S. EPA. As an Energy Star partner,
Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets Energy Star guidelines
for energy efficiency. For more information, see http://www.energystar.gov/.
Toner consumption
EconoMode uses significantly less toner, which might extend the life of the print cartridge.
Paper use
This product's manual duplex feature (two-sided printing, see Printing on both sides of the
paper (manual two-sided printing)) and N-up printing (multiple pages printed on one page)
capability can reduce paper usage and the resulting demands on natural resources.
Plastics
Plastic parts over 25 grams (0.9 oz) are marked according to international standards that
enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the product's life.
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HP LaserJet printing supplies
In many countries/regions, this product's printing supplies (for example, print cartridge) can
be returned to HP through the HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program. An
easy-to-use and free take back program is available in more than 30 countries/regions. Multilingual program information and instructions are included in every new HP LaserJet print
cartridge and supplies package.
HP printing supplies returns and recycling program
information
Since 1992, HP has offered HP LaserJet supplies return and recycling free of charge in 86%
of the world market where HP LaserJet supplies are sold. Postage-paid and pre-addressed
labels are included within the instruction guide in most HP LaserJet print cartridge boxes.
Labels and bulk boxes are also available through the website: http://www.hp.com/recycle.
More than 10 million HP LaserJet print cartridges were recycled globally in 2002 through the
HP Planet Partners supplies recycling program. This record number represents 26 million
pounds of print cartridge materials diverted from landfills. Worldwide, HP recycled an
average of 80% of the print cartridge by weight consisting primarily of plastic and metals.
Plastics and metals are used to make new products such as HP products, plastic trays and
spools. The remaining materials are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
U.S. recycling returns
For a more environmentally responsible return of used cartridges and supplies, HP
encourages the use of bulk returns. Simply bundle two or more cartridges together and use
the single, pre-paid, pre-addressed UPS label that is supplied in the package. For more
information in the U.S., call 800-340-2445 or visit the HP website at http://www.hp.com/recycle.
Non-U.S. recycling returns
Non-US customers should visit the http://www.hp.com/recycle website for further information
regarding availability of the HP Supplies Returns and Recycling program.
Paper
This product is capable of using recycled papers when the paper meets the guidelines
outlined in the Print Media Guide. See Ordering supplies for ordering information. This
product is suitable for the use of recycled paper according to EN12281:2002.
Material restrictions
This HP product does not contain batteries.
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Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household
in the European Union
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be
disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of
your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of
waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your
waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure
that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more
information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact
your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
For more information
To obtain information about these environmental topics:
●
Product environmental profile sheet for this and many related HP products
●
HP's commitment to the environment
●
HP's environmental management system
●
HP's end-of-life product return and recycling program
●
Material safety data sheets
Visit: http://www.hp.com/go/environment or http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/
environment/productinfo/safety.
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Material safety data sheet
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for supplies containing chemical substances (for
example, toner) can be obtained by contacting the HP website at: http://www.hp.com/go/
msds or http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/environment/productinfo/safety.
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C
Warranty and licensing
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement
HP PRODUCT
HP LaserJet 1018 printer
DURATION OF LIMITED WARRANTY
12 month limited warranty
HP warrants to you, the end-user customer, that HP hardware and accessories will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship after the date of purchase, for the period
specified above. If HP receives notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP will, at
its option, either repair or replace products which prove to be defective. Replacement
products may be either new or equivalent in performance to new.
HP warrants to you that HP software will not fail to execute its programming instructions after
the date of purchase, for the period specified above, due to defects in material and
workmanship when properly installed and used. If HP receives notice of such defects during
the warranty period, HP will replace software which does not execute its programming
instructions due to such defects.
HP does not warrant that the operation of HP products will be uninterrupted or error free. If
HP is unable, within a reasonable time, to repair or replace any product to a condition as
warranted, you will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price upon prompt return of the
product.
HP products may contain remanufactured parts equivalent to new in performance or may
have been subject to incidental use.
Warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or inadequate maintenance
or calibration, (b) software, interfacing, parts or supplies not supplied by HP,
(c) unauthorized modification or misuse, (d) operation outside of the published
environmental specifications for the product, or (e) improper site preparation or maintenance.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR
ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY,
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some countries/regions, states or
provinces do not allow limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so the above
limitation or exclusion might not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights
and you might also have other rights that vary from country/region to country/region, state to
state, or province to province. HP's limited warranty is valid in any country/region or locality
where HP has a support presence for this product and where HP has marketed this product.
The level of warranty service you receive may vary according to local standards. HP will not
alter form, fit or function of the product to make it operate in a country/region for which it was
never intended to function for legal or regulatory reasons.
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TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE REMEDIES IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT ARE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. EXCEPT AS INDICATED
ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA
OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST
PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR
OTHERWISE. Some countries/regions, states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN
ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF
THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
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Hewlett-Packard software license agreement
ATTENTION: USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE HP SOFTWARE LICENSE
TERMS SET FORTH BELOW. USING THE SOFTWARE INDICATES YOUR
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE LICENSE TERMS.
HP SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
The following License Terms govern your use of the accompanying Software unless you
have a separate signed agreement with Hewlett-Packard.
License Grant. Hewlett-Packard grants you a license to use one copy of the Software.
"Use" means storing, loading, installing, executing, or displaying the Software. You may not
modify the Software or disable any licensing or control features of the Software. If the
Software is licensed for "concurrent use," you may not allow more than the maximum
number of authorized users to Use the Software concurrently.
Ownership. The Software is owned and copyrighted by Hewlett-Packard or its third-party
suppliers. Your license confers no title to, or ownership in, the Software and is not a sale of
any rights in the Software. Hewlett-Packard's third-party suppliers may protect their rights in
the event of any violation of these License Terms.
Copies and Adaptations. You may only make copies or adaptations of the Software for
archival purposes or when copying or adaptation is an essential step in the authorized Use
of the Software. You must reproduce all copyright notices in the original Software on all
copies or adaptations. You may not copy the Software onto any public network.
No Disassembly or Decryption. You may not disassemble or decompile the Software
unless HP's prior written consent is obtained. In some jurisdictions, HP's consent may not be
required for limited disassembly or decompilation. Upon request, you will provide HP with
reasonably detailed information regarding any disassembly or decompilation. You may not
decrypt the Software unless decryption is a necessary part of the operation of the Software.
Transfer. Your license will automatically terminate upon any transfer of the Software. Upon
transfer, you must deliver the Software, including any copies and related documentation, to
the transferee. The transferee must accept these License Terms as a condition to the
transfer.
Termination. HP may terminate your license upon notice for failure to comply with any of
these License Terms. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy the Software,
together with all copies, adaptations, and merged portions in any form.
Export Requirements. You may not export or re-export the Software or any copy or
adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights. The Software and any accompanying documentation
have been developed entirely at private expense. They are delivered and licensed as
"commercial computer software" as defined in DFARS 252.227-7013 (Oct 1988),
DFARS 252.211-7015 (May 1991), or DFARS 252.227-7014 (Jun 1995), as a "commercial
item" as defined in FAR 2.101(a) (Jun 1987), or as "Restricted computer software" as
defined in FAR 52.227-19 (Jun 1987) (or any equivalent agency regulation or contract
clause), whichever is applicable. You have only those rights provided for such Software and
any accompanying documentation by the applicable DFARs or FAR clause or the HP
standard software agreement for the product involved.
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Print cartridge limited warranty
This HP product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This
warranty does not apply to products that (a) have been refilled, refurbished, remanufactured
or tampered with in any way, (b) experience problems resulting from misuse, improper
storage, or operation outside of the published environmental specifications for the printer
product or (c) exhibit wear from ordinary use. To obtain warranty service, please return the
product to place of purchase (with a written description of the problem and print samples) or
contact HP customer support. At HP's option, HP will either replace products that prove to
be defective or refund your purchase price. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW,
THE ABOVE WARRANT Y IS EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION,
WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY,
SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE
EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE
LIABLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST
PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR
OTHERWISE. THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO
THE EXTENT LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY
AND ARE IN ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO
THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
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D
HP parts and accessories
This appendix provides information on the following topics:
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Ordering supplies
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Using HP print cartridges
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Ordering supplies
You can increase the printer's capabilities with optional accessories and supplies.
Use accessories and supplies specifically designed for the HP LaserJet 1018 printer to
ensure optimum performance.
Ordering information
Printing supplies
Print cartridges for the
HP LaserJet 1018
printer
Item
Description or use
Order number
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
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
800-471-4701.
HPJ1124
HP LaserJet
transparency film
HP brand
transparency film for
use with HP LaserJet
monochrome printers.
92296T (letter)
Print cartridges
Replacement print
cartridges for the
HP LaserJet 1018
printer.
Q2612A
92296U (A4)
2,000 page cartridge
See Print cartridge life
expectancy for more
information
Supplementary
documentation
Replacement parts
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HP LaserJet printer
A guide to using paper
family print media guide and other print media
with HP LaserJet
printers.
5851-1468
Media pickup roller
Used to pick the media
from the input tray and
advance it through the
printer.
RL1-0266
Separation pad for the
printer
Used to keep multiple
RL1-0269
sheets from feeding
through the printer path.
Appendix D HP parts and accessories
NOTE
This document can be
downloaded from
http://www.hp.com/
support/ljpaperguide/.
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Ordering information (continued)
Accessory part
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Item
Description or use
Order number
Input tray cover
Used to cover the
media in the input tray.
Q2460-40004 (U.S.)
Q2460-40005 (Europe)
Ordering supplies
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Using HP print cartridges
The following sections provide information about HP print cartridges and instructions for
redistributing toner and changing the print cartridge.
HP policy on non-HP print cartridges
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of non-HP print cartridges, either
new, refilled, or remanufactured. Since they are not HP products, Hewlett-Packard cannot
influence their design or control their quality. Service or repair that is required as a result of
using non-HP print cartridges will not be covered under the printer warranty.
The warranty does not apply to defects resulting from software, interfacing, or parts not
supplied by Hewlett-Packard.
NOTE
Storing print cartridges
Do not remove the print cartridge from its package until you are ready to use it.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, minimize its exposure to direct light.
Some HP LaserJet print cartridge packages are stamped with an alphanumeric date code.
This code represents a 30-month period beyond the date of production that facilitates
efficient inventory management processes between HP and its resellers. It does not serve as
an indication of toner life (shelf-life) or relate in any way to warranty terms and conditions.
Print cartridge life expectancy
The life of the print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that your print jobs require.
The print cartridge for the HP LaserJet 1018 printer lasts for an average of 2,000 pages
(declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752).
NOTE
It is possible that the toner supply will outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge. If
the print quality begins to degrade under these circumstances, you must install a new print
cartridge, even if there is toner supply remaining in the cartridge.
This life expectancy assumes that you set the print density to 3 and turn EconoMode off.
(These are the default settings.)
Saving toner
While in EconoMode, the printer uses less toner on each page. Selecting this option will
extend the life of the print cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but it will reduce print
quality. HP does not recommend the full-time use of EconoMode.
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E
Service and support
This appendix provides information on the following topics:
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Availability of support and service
●
Guidelines for repacking the printer
●
How to contact HP
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Availability of support and service
Around the world, HP provides a variety of service and support options for purchase.
Availability of these programs will vary depending upon your location.
HP Care Pack™ Services and Service Agreements
HP has various service and support options that meet a wide range of needs. These options
are not part of the standard warranty. Support services may vary by location. For most
printers HP offers both in-warranty and post-warranty HP Care Pack Services and Service
Agreements.
To identify service and support options for this printer go to
http://www.hpexpress-services.com/10467a and type the printer model number. In North
America, Service Agreement information can be obtained through HP Customer Care. Call
1-800-HPINVENT 1-800-474-6836 (U.S.) or 1-877-231-4351 (Canada). In other countries/
regions please contact your country/region specific HP Customer Care Center. See the
inbox flyer or go to http://www.hp.com for the HP Customer Care telephone number in your
country/region.
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Guidelines for repacking the printer
Use the following guidelines when repacking the printer:
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CAUTION
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Remove and keep the print cartridge. If the print cartridge is left in the printer, severe
damage to the printer may occur.
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, store the print cartridge in its original packing
material, or store it so that it is not exposed to light.
●
If possible, use the original shipping container and packing material. Shipping damage
as a result of inadequate packing is your responsibility. If you have already disposed of
the printer's packing material, contact a local mailing service for information on
repacking the printer.
●
Remove and keep any cables, trays, and optional accessories installed in the printer.
●
If possible, include print samples and 5 to 10 sheets of paper or other media that did not
print correctly.
●
Hewlett-Packard recommends that you insure the equipment for shipment.
Guidelines for repacking the printer
101
How to contact HP
If you need to contact HP for service or support, use one of the following links:
102
●
In the United States, see http://www.hp.com/support/lj1018/ for the HP LaserJet 1018
printer.
●
World Wide, see http://www.hp.com/.
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Index
A
accessories, ordering 96
acoustics emissions 77
agreements, maintenance 100
Attention light 4
B
blank pages 62
booklets, printing 37
C
canceling a print job 17
cardstock
guidelines for using 22
printing 33
changing
pickup roller 45
print cartridge 53
separation pad 49
choosing
media 24
paper 24
cleaning
media path 43
pickup roller 48
print cartridge area 42
printer 42
clearing jams 71
configuration, HP LaserJet 1018 printer 3
conserving toner 98
considerations
media 13
contacting HP 102
contracts, maintenance 100
control panel 5
custom-size media, printing 33
customer support
maintenance agreements 100
D
door, print cartridge 4
duplex (two-sided) printing, manual 34
E
Energy Star 87
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envelopes
guidelines for using 21
printing 27
Environmental Product Stewardship Program 87
environmental specifications 76
errors, software 64
extended warranty 100
F
FCC compliance 83
forms, printing 32
G
garbled text 62
graphics
missing 62
poor quality 63
guides, media
main input tray 6
priority feed slot 6
H
heavy media, guidelines for using 22
HP SupportPack 100
I
improving print quality 66
information, links to selected topics
input tray
loading media 26
loading priority feed slot 26
main 4, 6
priority feed slot 4, 6
2
J
jams, clearing 71
L
labels
guidelines for using 21
printing 31
letterhead
guidelines for using 23
printing 32
license, software 93
life expectancy, print cartridge 98
Index
103
lights
Attention 4
Ready 4
status light patterns 58
loading media
150-sheet input tray 26
priority feed slot 26
M
main input tray
loading 26
location 4
media path 6
maintenance
agreements 100
manual feed printing 16
manual two-sided printing 34
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) 90
media
clearing jams 71
guidelines for use 20
loading 26
optimizing print quality for media types 19
printing custom-size media 33
printing manually 16
recommended 24
selecting 24
supported sizes 13
types that might damage the printer 24
types to avoid 24
media guides
main input tray 6
priority feed slot 6
media paths
cleaning 43
main input tray 6
output bin 7
overview 6
priority feed slot 6
missing graphics 62
missing text 62
multiple pages, printing on a single sheet of paper 36
N
N-up printing 36
O
online help, printer properties 10
on/off switch 4
operating systems, supported 9
optimizing print quality for media types 19
ordering supplies and accessories 96
output bin 4, 7
output media support 4
overview, printer 4
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Index
P
paper
problems and solutions 20
selecting 24
supported sizes 13
using 20
paper handling problems 60
pickup roller
changing 45
cleaning 48
port, USB location 4
power receptacle 4
power switch 4
preprinted forms, guidelines 23
print cartridge
changing 53
door 4
life expectancy 98
redistributing toner 51
storing 98
using HP cartridges 98
warranty 94
where to return for recycling 88
print cartridge area, cleaning 42
print quality
creases 69
curl 69
dropouts 66
gray background 67
light or faded print 66
loose toner 68
misformed characters 68
optimizing for media types 19
page skew 69
settings 18
toner scatter outline 70
toner smear 67
toner specks 66
vertical lines 67
vertical repetitive defects 68
wave 69
wrinkles 69
print settings, changing 11
printer
cleaning 42
configuration 3
connections 8
control panel 5
overview 4
repacking 101
software 9
software problems 64
specifications 75
printer driver
installing 9
sites for download 2
Windows 9
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printer media guides
main input tray 6
priority feed slot 6
printer properties
accessing 10
online help 10
printer, specifications 80
printing
booklets 37
canceling 17
cardstock 33
custom-size media 33
envelopes 27
forms, preprinted 32
labels 31
letterhead 32
manual feed 16
multiple pages on a single sheet of paper 36
N-up 36
on both sides of the paper (manual) 34
transparencies 31
watermarks 39
priority feed slot
loading 26
location 4
overview 6
R
Ready light 4
recycling
HP printing supplies returns and environmental
program 88
where to return cartridges 88
redistributing toner 51
regulatory statement
Declaration of Conformity statement 84
regulatory statements
Canadian DOC regulations 85
Korean EMI statement 85
laser statement for Finland 86
removing a jammed page 71
removing jams 71
repacking the printer 101
repair
contacting HP 102
replacement parts 96
S
saving toner 98
selecting
media 24
paper 24
separation pad
changing 49
service
agreements 100
contacting HP 102
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settings
changing default settings for Windows 98 SE,
2000, ME 10
changing default settings for Windows XP 10
changing for current software only 10
settings, print quality 18
size, media 13
slot
priority feed 4
software
installing 9
printer drivers, Windows 9
problems 64
sites for download 2
software license agreement 93
supported operating systems 9
specifications
acoustics 77
capacities and ratings 80
electrical 78
environmental 76
memory 81
physical 79
status light patterns 58
supplies, ordering 96
support
maintenance agreements 100
support, websites 2
SupportPack, HP 100
switch, power 4
T
technical support
maintenance agreements 100
text
garbled 62
missing 62
toner
changing the print cartridge 53
cleaning print cartridge area 42
conserving 98
loose 68
low 66
print cartridge door 4
redistributing 51
scatter outline 70
smear 67
specks 66
storing print cartridges 98
transparencies
guidelines for using 21
printing 31
Index
105
tray
main input 4
troubleshooting
blank pages 62
contacting HP support 57
creases 69
curl 69
Demo page 56
dropouts 66
garbled text 62
gray background 67
incomplete text 62
light or faded print 66
loose toner 68
misformed characters 68
missing graphics or text 62
page skew 69
paper handling problems 60
poor graphics quality 63
print quality 57
printed page and expectations 57
printed page differs from on-screen page 62
printer setup 56
printer software problems 64
106
Index
printer-computer communication 57
Ready light 56
solutions 56
toner scatter outline 70
toner smear 67
toner specks 66
vertical lines 67
vertical repetitive defects 68
wave 69
wrinkles 69
two-sided printing, manual 34
U
USB port, location 4
user guide links 2
using HP print cartridges 98
W
warranty
extended 100
print cartridge 94
product 91
watermarks, printing 39
web-based support 2
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