HP 3500 User's manual

HP 3500 User's manual
hp color LaserJet 3500 and 3700 series
printer
User Guide
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hp customer care
Telephone support
HP provides free telephone support during the warranty period. When you call, you will be
connected to a responsive team waiting to help you. For the telephone number for your
country/region, see the flyer that shipped in the box with the product, or visit
http://www.hp.com/support/callcenters. Before calling HP, have the following information
ready: product name and serial number, date of purchase, and description of the problem.
You can also find support on the Internet at http://www.hp.com. Click the support & drivers
block.
Online and other support
Online Services (for 24-hour access to information using a modem or Internet connection)
World Wide Web URL: for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer, updated HP printer
software, product and support information, and printer drivers in several languages can be
obtained from http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500; for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer, visit http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700. (Sites are in English.)
Printer drivers: Visit http://www.hp.com. Select your language. Click the support & drivers
block, and then enter color laserjet 3500 or color laserjet 3700 as the product
name. The Web page for the drivers might be in English, but you can download the drivers
themselves in several languages.
Software utilities, drivers, and electronic information
Visit: www.hp.com/go/clj3500_software for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer or
www.hp.com/go/clj3700_software for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer. (Site is in
English, but printer drivers can be downloaded in several languages.)
Call: See the flyer that shipped in the box with the printer.
Visit: http://www.hp.com/support/net_printing for information about the HP Jetdirect en3700
external print server.
HP direct ordering for accessories or supplies
In the United States, supplies can be ordered from http://www.hp.com/sbso/product/supplies.
In Canada, supplies can be ordered from http://www.hp.ca/catalog/supplies. In Europe,
supplies can be ordered from http://www.hp.com/supplies. In Asia-Pacific, supplies can be
ordered from http://www.hp.com/paper/.
Accessories can be ordered from http://www.hp.com/go/accessories.
Call: 1-800-538-8787 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-3154 (Canada).
HP support assistant CD
This support tool offers a comprehensive online information system designed to provide
technical and product information on HP products. To subscribe to this quarterly service in
the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-457-1762. In Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, or
Singapore, call Mentor Media at (65) 740-4477.
HP service information
To locate HP-Authorized Dealers, call 1-800-243-9816 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-3867 (Canada).
For service for your product, call the customer support number for your country/region. See
the flyer that shipped in the box with the printer.
HP service agreements
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Call: 1-800-835-4747 (U.S.) or 1-800-268-1221 (Canada).
Extended Service: 1-800-446-0522
HP toolbox
To check the printer status and settings and view troubleshooting information and online
documentation, use HP toolbox. You can view the HP toolbox when the printer is directly
connected to your computer or when it is connected to a network. You must have performed
a complete software installation to use the HP toolbox. See Using the hp toolbox.
HP support and information for Macintosh computers
Visit: http://www.hp.com/go/macosx for Macintosh OS X support information and HP
subscription service for driver updates.
Visit: http://www.hp.com/go/mac-connect for products designed specifically for the Macintosh
user.
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Table of contents
1 Printer basics
Quick access to printer information ...........................................................................................2
User guide links .................................................................................................................. 2
Where to look for more information ....................................................................................2
Printer configurations ................................................................................................................ 4
HP color LaserJet 3500 printer ...........................................................................................4
HP color LaserJet 3500n printer .........................................................................................4
HP color LaserJet 3700 printer ...........................................................................................5
HP color LaserJet 3700n printer .........................................................................................5
HP color LaserJet 3700dn printer .......................................................................................6
HP color LaserJet 3700dtn printer ......................................................................................6
Printer features .......................................................................................................................... 7
Walk around ............................................................................................................................ 10
Printer software .......................................................................................................................11
Printer drivers ................................................................................................................... 11
Software for networks .......................................................................................................12
Utilities .............................................................................................................................. 13
Print media specifications ....................................................................................................... 16
Supported paper weights and sizes .................................................................................16
2 Control panel
Control panel overview ............................................................................................................ 20
Control panel buttons ....................................................................................................... 20
Control panel indicator lights ............................................................................................21
Display ..............................................................................................................................21
Accessing the control panel from a computer ..................................................................22
Control panel menus ...............................................................................................................23
Getting started basics .......................................................................................................23
Menu hierarchy ....................................................................................................................... 24
To access the menus ....................................................................................................... 24
Information menu .............................................................................................................. 24
Paper handling menu ....................................................................................................... 24
Configure device menu ..................................................................................................... 25
Diagnostics menu ............................................................................................................. 26
Information menu .................................................................................................................... 28
Paper handling menu ..............................................................................................................29
Configure device menu ........................................................................................................... 30
Printing menu .................................................................................................................... 30
Print quality menu .............................................................................................................32
System setup menu ..........................................................................................................34
I/O menu ...........................................................................................................................37
Resets menu ..................................................................................................................... 37
Diagnostics menu .................................................................................................................... 39
Changing printer control panel configuration settings ............................................................40
Tray behavior options: use requested tray and manually feed ........................................40
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PowerSave time ................................................................................................................ 41
Display brightness ............................................................................................................42
Personality (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer) ...............................42
Clearable warnings (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer) ..................43
Auto continue .................................................................................................................... 43
Supplies low ...................................................................................................................... 44
Jam recovery .................................................................................................................... 44
Language .......................................................................................................................... 45
Using the printer control panel in shared environments .........................................................46
3 I/O configuration
USB configuration ................................................................................................................... 48
Connecting the USB cable ...............................................................................................48
Parallel configuration (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only) ........................................49
Enhanced I/O (EIO) configuration (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only) .....................50
HP Jetdirect print servers .................................................................................................50
Available enhanced I/O interfaces ....................................................................................50
NetWare networks ............................................................................................................ 51
Windows and Windows NT networks ...............................................................................51
AppleTalk networks .......................................................................................................... 51
UNIX/Linux networks ........................................................................................................ 51
Network configuration ............................................................................................................. 52
Configuring TCP/IP parameters .......................................................................................52
Disabling network protocols (optional) .............................................................................57
4 Printing tasks
Controlling print jobs ............................................................................................................... 60
Source .............................................................................................................................. 60
Type and Size ................................................................................................................... 60
Priority for print settings ....................................................................................................61
Gaining access to printer driver settings ..........................................................................61
Selecting paper ....................................................................................................................... 63
Paper to avoid ................................................................................................................... 63
Paper that can damage the printer ...................................................................................63
Configuring trays .....................................................................................................................65
Configuring size ................................................................................................................65
Configuring type ................................................................................................................ 65
Tray 1 custom paper ......................................................................................................... 66
Printing from Tray 1 (multipurpose tray) ...........................................................................67
Printing envelopes from Tray 1 ........................................................................................70
Printing from Tray 2 and Tray 3 ........................................................................................72
Printing on special media ........................................................................................................77
Transparencies .................................................................................................................77
Glossy paper ..................................................................................................................... 77
Colored paper ...................................................................................................................77
Envelopes .........................................................................................................................77
Labels ............................................................................................................................... 78
Heavy paper ..................................................................................................................... 78
HP LaserJet Tough paper ................................................................................................79
Preprinted forms and letterhead .......................................................................................79
Recycled paper ................................................................................................................. 79
2-sided (duplex) printing .......................................................................................................... 80
Automatic 2-sided printing (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700dn and
3700dtn printers) ............................................................................................................... 80
Control panel settings for automatic 2-sided printing .......................................................80
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Options for binding 2-sided printing jobs ..........................................................................81
Manual 2-sided printing ....................................................................................................81
Special printing situations ....................................................................................................... 84
Printing a different first page .............................................................................................84
Printing on custom-size paper ..........................................................................................84
Stopping a print request ...................................................................................................84
Managing memory (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only) ............................................86
5 Managing the printer
Printer information pages ........................................................................................................88
Menu map .........................................................................................................................88
Configuration page ........................................................................................................... 89
Supplies status page ........................................................................................................ 89
Usage page (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer) .............................90
Demo ................................................................................................................................ 90
File directory (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer) ............................90
PCL or PS font list (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer) ...................91
Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only) .....................92
To access the embedded Web server using a network connection ................................92
Information tab .................................................................................................................. 93
Settings tab ....................................................................................................................... 93
Networking tab .................................................................................................................. 94
Other links ......................................................................................................................... 94
Using the hp toolbox ............................................................................................................... 95
Supported operating systems ...........................................................................................95
Supported browsers ......................................................................................................... 95
To view hp toolbox ............................................................................................................95
HP toolbox sections ..........................................................................................................96
Other links ......................................................................................................................... 96
Status tab .......................................................................................................................... 96
Troubleshooting tab ..........................................................................................................96
Alerts tab ........................................................................................................................... 96
Documentation tab ........................................................................................................... 97
Advanced Printer Settings window ...................................................................................97
HP toolbox links ................................................................................................................98
6 Color
Using color ............................................................................................................................ 100
HP ImageREt 2400 ......................................................................................................... 100
Paper selection ...............................................................................................................100
Color options (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer) .........................100
Standard red-green-blue (sRGB) ...................................................................................100
Printing in four-colors [CMYK (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)] ........................................................................................................................... 101
Managing color ...................................................................................................................... 102
Print in Grayscale ........................................................................................................... 102
Automatic or manual color adjustment ...........................................................................102
Matching colors .....................................................................................................................104
Swatch book color matching (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer) ............................................................................................................................ 104
7 Maintenance
Managing supplies ................................................................................................................ 106
Supplies life .................................................................................................................... 106
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Approximate replacement intervals for supplies for the hp color LaserJet 3500
series printer ...................................................................................................................106
Approximate replacement intervals for supplies for the hp color LaserJet 3700
series printer ...................................................................................................................106
Checking the print cartridge life ......................................................................................107
Print cartridge storage ....................................................................................................108
HP print cartridges ..........................................................................................................108
Non-hp print cartridges ...................................................................................................108
Print cartridge authentication ..........................................................................................109
HP fraud hotline ..............................................................................................................109
Replacing supplies and parts ................................................................................................110
Locating supplies and parts ............................................................................................110
Supply replacement guidelines ......................................................................................110
Changing print cartridges ...............................................................................................110
Replacing the transfer kit ................................................................................................113
Replacing the fuser and pickup roller .............................................................................117
Cleaning the printer ...............................................................................................................127
To clean the printer using the printer control panel ........................................................127
Configuring e-mail alerts ....................................................................................................... 128
8 Problemsolving
Basic troubleshooting checklist .............................................................................................130
Factors affecting printer performance ............................................................................130
Control panel message types ...............................................................................................131
Status messages ............................................................................................................ 131
Warning messages .........................................................................................................131
Error messages .............................................................................................................. 131
Critical error messages ...................................................................................................131
Control panel messages ....................................................................................................... 132
Paper jams ............................................................................................................................ 151
Paper jam recovery ........................................................................................................ 151
Common causes of paper jams ............................................................................................153
Clearing paper jams ..............................................................................................................156
Jam in Tray 1 ..................................................................................................................156
Jam in Tray 2 or Tray 3 ..................................................................................................158
Jam inside the upper rear door ......................................................................................160
Jam inside the fuser area ...............................................................................................163
Jam inside the lower rear door (rear output bin) ............................................................168
Jam inside the front door ................................................................................................169
Jam in the duplexer ........................................................................................................171
Paper handling problems ......................................................................................................173
Troubleshooting information pages .......................................................................................180
Paper path test page ...................................................................................................... 180
Registration page ........................................................................................................... 180
Event log ......................................................................................................................... 181
Printer response problems ....................................................................................................182
Printer control panel problems ..............................................................................................186
Color printing problems .........................................................................................................187
Incorrect printer output ..........................................................................................................189
Guidelines for printing with different fonts ......................................................................190
Software application problems ..............................................................................................191
Print quality troubleshooting ..................................................................................................192
Print quality problems associated with paper .................................................................192
Overhead transparency defects .....................................................................................192
Print quality problems associated with the environment ................................................193
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Print quality problems associated with paper jams ........................................................193
Print quality problems associated with toner buildup inside the printer .........................193
Print quality troubleshooting pages ................................................................................193
Calibrating the printer .....................................................................................................194
Appendix A Supplies and accessories
Spare parts and supplies availability .....................................................................................195
Ordering from the embedded Web server (for printers with network connections) ..............195
Appendix B Service and support
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement ........................................................................199
Print cartridge limited warranty statement ............................................................................200
Transfer unit and fuser limited warranty statement ..............................................................201
HP maintenance agreements ...............................................................................................202
On-site service agreements ............................................................................................202
Extended warranty .......................................................................................................... 202
Repacking the printer ............................................................................................................203
To repack the printer ......................................................................................................203
Appendix C Printer specifications
Specifications information .....................................................................................................205
Appendix D Regulatory information
FCC regulations .................................................................................................................... 209
Environmental product stewardship program .......................................................................209
Protecting the environment .............................................................................................209
Ozone production ........................................................................................................... 209
Power consumption ........................................................................................................ 210
Paper use ....................................................................................................................... 210
Plastics ........................................................................................................................... 210
HP LaserJet printing supplies .........................................................................................210
HP printing supplies returns and recycling program information ...................................211
Recycled paper ............................................................................................................... 211
Material restrictions ........................................................................................................ 211
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) ...............................................................................211
For more information ......................................................................................................211
Declaration of Conformities ...................................................................................................213
Safety statements ................................................................................................................. 216
Laser safety .................................................................................................................... 216
Canadian DOC regulations .............................................................................................216
EMI statement (Korea) ...................................................................................................216
VCCI statement (Japan) .................................................................................................216
Laser statement for Finland ............................................................................................217
Appendix E Working with memory and print server cards
Printer memory ...................................................................................................................... 219
Printing a configuration page ..........................................................................................219
Installing memory and font DIMMs .......................................................................................220
To install memory and font DIMMs .................................................................................220
Enabling memory ............................................................................................................ 224
Enabling the language font DIMM ..................................................................................224
Checking DIMM installation ............................................................................................225
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Installing an hp Jetdirect print server card in the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer ......226
To install an HP Jetdirect print server card ....................................................................226
Glossary
Index
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Printer basics
This chapter contains information on becoming familiar with the printer features. The
following topics are covered:
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Quick access to printer information
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Printer configurations
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Printer features
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Walk around
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Printer software
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Print media specifications
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Quick access to printer information
User guide links
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Walk around
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Replacing supplies and parts
Where to look for more information
Several references are available for use with this printer. For the HP Color LaserJet 3500
series printers, see http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500. For the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printers, see http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700.
Setting up the printer
Getting Started Guide—Step-by-step instructions for installing and setting up the printer.
HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide—Instructions to configure and
troubleshoot the HP Jetdirect print server.
Accessory and Consumable Installation Guides—Step-by-step instructions, supplied with
the printer’s optional accessories and supplies, for installing the printer’s accessories and
supplies.
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Using the printer
User Guide—Detailed information for using and troubleshooting the printer. Available on the
CD-ROM that came with the printer.
Online Help—Information about printer options that are available from within the printer
drivers. To view a Help file, access the online Help through the printer driver.
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Printer configurations
Thank you for purchasing the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer or the HP Color LaserJet
3700 series printer. These printers are available in the configurations described below.
HP color LaserJet 3500 printer
The HP Color LaserJet 3500 printer is a four-color, laser printer that prints 12 pages per
minute (ppm) in both monochrome (black and white) and color.
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Trays. The printer comes with a multipurpose tray (Tray 1) that holds up to 100 sheets of
various paper types and sizes or 10 envelopes and a 250-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2)
that supports various paper sizes. It supports an optional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray
3). See Supported paper weights and sizes for more information.
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Connectivity. The printer provides a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port for connectivity.
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Memory. The printer contains 64 megabytes (MB) of synchronous dynamic random
access memory (SDRAM).
HP color LaserJet 3500n printer
The HP Color LaserJet 3500n printer includes the features of the HP Color LaserJet 3500
printer, plus an HP Jetdirect en3700 external print server for easy connectivity to
10baseT/100base-TX networks.
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HP color LaserJet 3700 printer
The HP Color LaserJet 3700 printer is a four-color, laser printer that prints 16 pages per
minute (ppm) in both monochrome (black and white) and color.
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Trays. The printer comes with a multipurpose tray (Tray 1) that holds up to 100 sheets of
various paper types and sizes or 10 envelopes and a 250-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2)
that supports various paper sizes. It supports an optional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray
3). See Supported paper weights and sizes for more information.
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Connectivity. The printer provides a USB port and a standard bidirectional parallel port
(IEEE-1284 compliant) for connectivity.
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Memory. The printer contains 64 megabytes (MB) of synchronous dynamic random
access memory (SDRAM). To allow for memory expansion, the printer has three DIMM
slots that accept 64, 128, or 256 MB RAM each. This printer can support up to 448 MB of
memory.
HP color LaserJet 3700n printer
The HP Color LaserJet 3700n printer includes the features of the HP Color LaserJet 3700
printer, plus an HP Jetdirect 615n print server for easy connectivity to 10/100baseT networks.
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HP color LaserJet 3700dn printer
The HP Color LaserJet 3700dn printer includes the features of the HP Color LaserJet 3700n
printer, automatic 2-sided (duplex) printing, and a total of 128 MB of SDRAM.
HP color LaserJet 3700dtn printer
The HP Color LaserJet 3700dtn printer includes the features of the HP Color LaserJet
3700dn printer, plus an additional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3).
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Printer features
This printer combines the quality and reliability of Hewlett-Packard printing with the features
listed below. For more information on the features of the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer, see the Hewlett-Packard website at http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500. For more
information on the features of the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, see
http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700.
Features
Performance
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
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12 ppm (in both monochrome
and color).
If the performance of the printer
is less than this, see Factors
affecting printer performance.
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Memory
User interface
Supported printer
personalities
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Prints on a variety of media. For
more information see Supported
paper weights and sizes.
64 megabytes (MB) of
synchronous dynamic random
access memory (SDRAM).
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Graphic display on control
panel.
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Enhanced control panel help.
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HP toolbox (a web application
for status and troubleshooting
information).
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Windows PC and Apple
Macintosh printer drivers.
Not applicable.
16 ppm (in both monochrome and
color).
If the performance of the printer is
less than this, see Factors
affecting printer performance.
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Prints on a variety of media. For
more information see Supported
paper weights and sizes.
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MIPS RISC 350 MHz processor
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64 megabytes (MB) of
synchronous dynamic random
access memory (SDRAM).
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Can be expanded to 448 MB.
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Graphic display on control panel.
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Enhanced control panel help.
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HP toolbox (a web application for
status and troubleshooting
information).
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Windows PC and Apple Macintosh
print drivers.
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Embedded Web server to access
support and order supplies
(administrator tool for networkconnected printers).
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HP PCL 6.
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PostScript 3 emulation.
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Automatic language switching.
Storage features
Not applicable
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Fonts and forms.
Environmental
features
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PowerSave setting.
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PowerSave setting.
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High content of recyclable
components and materials.
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High content of recyclable
components and materials.
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Energy Star qualified.
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Energy Star qualified.
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Fonts
Paper handling
Accessories
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HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
Not applicable
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80 internal fonts available for both
PCL and PostScript emulation.
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80 printer-matching screen fonts
in TrueType™ format available
with the software solution.
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Prints on paper from 76 by 127
mm (3 by 5 inches) up to 215 by
355 mm (8.5 by 14 inches).
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Prints on paper from 76 by 127
mm (3 by 5 inches) up to 215 by
355 mm (8.5 by 14 inches).
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Prints on paper with weights
from 60 g/m2 to 163 g/m2 (16 to
43 lb bond).
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Prints on paper with weights from
60 g/m2 to 163 g/m2 (16 to 43 lb
bond).
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Prints on a wide range of media
types including glossy, heavy,
labels, film, overhead
transparencies, and envelopes.
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Prints on a wide range of media
types including glossy, heavy,
labels, film, overhead
transparencies, and envelopes.
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Multiple gloss levels.
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Multiple gloss levels.
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A 250-sheet paper feeder
(Tray 2) that supports letter,
legal, executive, executive (JIS),
A4, A5, B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO), and
216 by 330 mm (8.5 by 13
inches) paper sizes.
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A 250-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2)
that supports letter, legal,
executive, executive (JIS), A4, A5,
B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO), and 216 by
330 mm (8.5 by 13 inches) paper
sizes.
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Optional 500-sheet paper feeder
that supports letter and A4
paper sizes (Tray 3). For more
information see Supported
paper weights and sizes.
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A 150-sheet, face-down, output
bin (top) and a 25-sheet, faceup, output bin (rear).
Optional 500-sheet paper feeder
that supports letter and A4 paper
sizes; standard on the HP Color
LaserJet 3700dtn printer (Tray 3).
For more information see
Supported paper weights and
sizes.
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A 150-sheet, face-down, output
bin (top) and a 25-sheet, face-up,
output bin (rear).
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Automatic 2-sided printing on
HP Color LaserJet 3700dn and
3700dtn printers.
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Optional 500-sheet paper feeder
(Tray 3) that supports letter and
A4 paper sizes; standard on the
HP Color LaserJet 3700dtn printer
(Tray 3).
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Dual inline memory modules
(DIMM).
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Optional flash DIMM.
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Optional 500-sheet paper feeder
that supports letter and A4
paper sizes (Tray 3).
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Connectivity
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
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Hi-Speed Universal serial bus
(USB) 2.0 cable interface.
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HP Jetdirect en3700 external
print server; standard on the
HP Color LaserJet 3500n
printer.
Standard, bidirectional, parallel
cable interface (IEEE-1284
compliant) for backward
compatibility.
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Universal serial bus (USB) cable
interface.
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Optional enhanced input/output
(EIO) network card; standard on
HP Color LaserJet 3700n,
3700dn, and 3700dtn printers.
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HP Embedded Web Server
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HP Web Jetadmin software.
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Supplies
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HP Web Jetadmin software.
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Supplies status page contains
information on toner level, page
count, and estimated pages
remaining.
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Supplies status page contains
information on toner level, page
count, and estimated pages
remaining.
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No-shake cartridge design.
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No-shake cartridge design.
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Printer checks for authentic HP
print cartridges at cartridge
installation.
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Printer checks for authentic HP
print cartridges at cartridge
installation.
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Internet-enabled supply-ordering
capabilities (using HP toolbox).
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Internet-enabled supply-ordering
capabilities (using embedded Web
server and HP toolbox).
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Walk around
The following illustrations identify the locations and names of key components of this printer.
Front view (shown with 500-sheet paper feeder)
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4
5
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on/off switch
Tray 3 (optional; 500 sheets of standard paper)
Tray 2 (250 sheets of standard paper)
Tray 1
front door
printer control panel
output bin extender, for use with B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO), and 216 by 356 (8.5 by 14 in) paper
output bin
DIMM access door (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
Back and side view
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3
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5
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7
8
9
10
upper rear door
parallel connection (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
lower rear door (rear output bin)
USB connection
power connection
Tray 3 (optional)
on/off switch
EIO connection (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
DIMM access door (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
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Printer software
Included with the printer is a CD-ROM containing the printing system software. The software
components and printer drivers on this CD-ROM help you use the printer to its fullest
potential. See the getting started guide for installation instructions.
Note
For the latest information about the printing system software components, view the ReadMe
files on the CD-ROM.
This section summarizes the software included on the CD-ROM. The printing system
includes software for end users and network administrators operating in the following
operating environments:
Note
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Microsoft Windows 98, Me, and NT 4.0
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Microsoft Windows 2000, and XP 32-bit and XP 64-bit
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Apple Mac OS version 9.1 and later and Mac OS X version 10.1 and later
For a list of the network environments supported by the network administrator software
components, see Network configuration.
For a list of printer drivers, updated HP printer software, and product support information for
the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500. For the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700.
Printer drivers
Printer drivers access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the
printer. The following printer drivers are included with the printer on a CD-ROM.
Printer drivers for the hp color LaserJet 3500 series printer
Operating system1
JetReady 4.0
Windows 98, Me
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP (32-bit)
Windows XP (64-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
Macintosh OS
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Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the online
Help in your driver for availability of features.
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Printer drivers for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer
Operating system1
PCL 6
PS Emulation
Windows 98, Me
Windows NT 4.0
Note
Windows NT does not support USB
Windows 20002
Windows XP (32-bit)2
Windows XP (64-bit)2, 3
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit)
Windows Server 2003 (64-bit)
Macintosh OS
1
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the online
Help in your driver for availability of features.
2
For Windows 2000 and Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), download the PCL 5 driver from
http://www.hp.com/go/clj3700software.
3
For Windows XP (64 bit), download the PCL 6 driver from http://www.hp.com/go/
clj3700software.
Note
If your system did not automatically check the Internet for the latest drivers during software
installation, download them for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer from
http://www.hp.com/go/clj3500_software. For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, go to
http://www.hp.com/go/clj3700_software.
Additional drivers
The following drivers are not included on the CD-ROM, but are available from
http://www.hp.com/go/clj3700software. These drivers are for the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer only.
Note
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OS/2 PS and PCL printer driver
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UNIX model scripts
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Linux drivers
The OS/2 drivers are available from IBM and are packaged with OS/2. They are not available
for Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese languages.
Software for networks
For a summary of available HP network installation and configuration software solutions, see
the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide. You can find this guide on the CD
included with the printer.
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HP Web Jetadmin
HP Web Jetadmin allows you to manage HP Jetdirect-connected printers within your intranet
using a browser. HP Web Jetadmin is a browser-based management tool and should be
installed only on the network administrator’s computer. It can be installed and run on a variety
of systems.
To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest list of supported host
systems, visit HP Customer Care Online at http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
When installed on a host server, any client can access HP Web Jetadmin using a supported
Web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape Navigator 4.x or later) by
browsing to the HP Web Jetadmin host.
HP Web Jetadmin 6.5 and above have the following features:
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Task-oriented user interface provides configurable views, saving network managers
significant time.
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Customizable user profiles let network administrators include only the function viewed or
used.
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Instant e-mail notification of hardware failure, low supplies, and other printer problems
now route to different people.
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Remote installation and management from anywhere using only a standard Web
browser.
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Advanced autodiscovery locates peripherals on the network, so the network
administrator does not need to manually enter each printer into a database.
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Simple integration into enterprise management packages.
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Quickly find peripherals based on parameters such as IP address, color capability, and
model name.
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Easily organize peripherals into logical groups, with virtual office maps for easy
navigation.
For the latest information about HP Web Jetadmin go to http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
UNIX
The HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for UNIX is a simple printer installation utility for HP-UX and
Solaris networks. It is available for download from HP Customer Care Online at
http://www.hp.com/support/net_printing.
Linux
For information about Linux support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/linux.
Utilities
The HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer are
equipped with several utilities that make it easy to monitor and manage the printer on a
network.
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HP toolbox
The HP toolbox is an application that you can use for the following tasks:
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checking the printer status
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configuring the printer settings
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viewing troubleshooting information
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viewing online documentation
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printing internal printer pages
You can view the HP toolbox when the printer is directly connected to your computer or when
it is connected to a network. You must have performed a complete software installation to
use the HP toolbox.
Embedded Web server (available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
This printer is equipped with an embedded Web server, which allows access to information
about printer and network activities. A Web server provides an environment in which web
programs may run, much in the same way that an operating system, such as Windows,
provides an environment for programs to run on your PC. The output from these programs
can then be displayed by a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape
Navigator.
An “embedded” Web server resides on a hardware device (such as a printer) or in firmware,
rather than as software that is loaded on a network server.
The advantage of an embedded Web server is that it provides an interface to the printer that
anyone with a network-connected PC and a standard Web browser can access. There is no
special software to install or configure, but you must have a supported Web browser on your
computer. To access the embedded Web server, type the IP address for the printer in the
address line of the browser. (To find the IP address, print a configuration page. For more
information about printing a configuration page, see Printer information pages.)
Features
The HP embedded Web server allows you to view printer and network card status and
manage printing functions from your PC. With the HP embedded Web server, you can do the
following:
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view printer status information
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determine the remaining life on all supplies and order new ones
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view and change tray configurations
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view and change the printer control panel menu configuration
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view and print internal pages
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receive notification of printer and supplies events
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add or customize links to other Web sites
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select the language in which to display the embedded Web server pages
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view and change network configuration
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view support content that is printer-specific and specific to the printer’s current state
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For a complete explanation of the features and functionality of the embedded Web server,
see Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only).
Other components and utilities
Several software applications are available for Windows and Macintosh OS users, as well as
for network administrators. These programs are summarized below.
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Macintosh OS
Network administrator
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Software installer —
automates the printing
system installation
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●
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Online Web registration
PostScript Printer
Description files (PPDs) —
for use with the Apple
PostScript drivers that
come with the Mac OS
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HP toolbox — a Web
application for checking
printer status and settings
for Windows 98, 2000, Me,
and XP users
●
HP toolbox — a Web
application for checking
printer status and settings
for Mac OS X, v10.1, and
v10.2 users
HP Web Jetadmin — a
browser-based system
management tool. See
http://www.hp.com/go/
webjetadmin for the latest
HP Web Jetadmin software
●
HP Jetdirect Printer
Installer for UNIX —
available for download from
http://www.hp.com/support/
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Print media specifications
For optimum results, use conventional 75 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb) photocopy paper.
Verify that the paper is of good quality and is free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots, loose particles,
dust, wrinkles, curls, or bent edges.
Supported paper weights and sizes
Tray 1 paper sizes1
Tray 1
Dimensions
Weight or thickness
Capacity
Minimum size paper
76 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
60 to 163 g/m2
(16 to 43 lb bond)
100 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Maximum size paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
60 to 163 g/m2
(16 to 43 lb bond)
100 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Minimum size glossy
paper
76 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack height:
12 mm (0.47 in)
Maximum size glossy
paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack height:
12 mm (0.47 in)
Minimum size
transparencies2
76 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
0.12 to 0.13 mm thick
(4.7 to 5 mils thick)
50 sheets
Maximum size
transparencies2
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
0.12 to 0.13 mm thick
(4.7 to 5 mils thick)
50 sheets
Minimum size
envelopes
76 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
60 to 90 g/m2
(16 to 24 lb bond)
10 envelopes
Maximum size
envelopes
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
60 to 90 g/m2
(16 to 24 lb bond)
10 envelopes
Minimum size label
76 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
75 to 163 g/m2
(20 to 43 g/m2)
50 sheets
Maximum size label
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
75 to 163 g/m2
(20 to 43 g/m2)
50 sheets
Minimum size
cardstock
76 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
135 to 216 lb cover
(50 to 80 lb bond)
40 sheets
Maximum size
cardstock
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
135 to 216 lb cover
(50 to 80 lb bond)
40 sheets
1
The printer supports a wide range of standard and custom sizes of print media. Capacity
can vary depending on media weight and thickness and environmental conditions.
Smoothness—100 to 250 (Sheffield). For more ordering information, see Supplies and
accessories.
2
Use only transparencies designed for use with HP Color LaserJet printers. This printer can
detect transparencies that were not designed for use with HP Color LaserJet printers. For
more information, see Print quality menu.
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The following table lists the standard sizes of paper that the printer supports in Tray 2.
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Tray 2 paper sizes1
Tray 2
Dimensions
Weight or thickness
Capacity
Letter
216 by 279 mm
(8.5 by 11 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Legal
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Executive
184 by 267 mm
(7.3 by 10.5 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Executive (JIS)
216 by 330 mm
(8.5 by 13 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
A4
210 by 297 mm
(8.3 by 11.7 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
A5
148 by 210 mm
(5.8 by 8.3 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
B5 (JIS)
182 by 257 mm
(7.2 by 10.1 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
B5 (ISO)
176 by 250 mm
(6.9 by 9.8 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
250 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
1
Capacity can vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental
conditions.
Tray 3 paper sizes1
Tray 3
Dimensions
Weight or thickness
Capacity
Letter
215 by 279 mm
(8.5 by 11 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
500 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
A4
210 by 296 mm
(8.3 by 11.7 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
500 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
1
Capacity can vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental
conditions.
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Automatic 2-sided printing (available on some models of the HP LaserJet 3700 series
printer)1
Automatic 2-sided
printing
Dimensions
Weight or thickness
Capacity
Letter
216 by 279 mm
(8.5 by 11 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
unlimited sheets
Legal
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
unlimited sheets
A4
210 by 297 mm
(8.3 by 11.7 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
unlimited sheets
1
The printer automatically prints on paper weights up to 163 gm2 (43 lb bond). However,
automatic 2-sided printing on weights above the maximum value noted in this table can
produce unexpected results.
Manual 2-sided printing. Any of the supported paper sizes and types listed for printing from
Tray 1 can be manually duplexed. See 2-sided (duplex) printing for more information.
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Control panel
This chapter contains information on the printer control panel, which provides control of
printer functions and communicates information about the printer and print jobs. The following
topics are covered:
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Control panel overview
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Control panel menus
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Menu hierarchy
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Information menu
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Paper handling menu
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Configure device menu
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Diagnostics menu
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Changing printer control panel configuration settings
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Using the printer control panel in shared environments
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Control panel overview
The control panel provides control of printer functions and communicates information about
the printer and print jobs. Its display provides graphic information about printer and supplies
status, making it easy to identify and correct problems.
Control panel buttons and lights
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
help ( ) button
back arrow ( ) button
ready light
menu button
data light
attention light
stop button
down arrow ( ) button
select ( ) button
up arrow ( ) button
print cartridge level indicator
display
The printer communicates through the display and the lights on the lower part of the control
panel. The Ready, Data, and Attention lights provide at-a-glance information about the state
of the printer, and they alert you to printing problems. The display shows more complete
status information, as well as menus, help information, and error messages.
Control panel buttons
Use the buttons on the control panel to perform printer functions, as well as for navigating
and responding to menus and messages in the display.
Button name
Select
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Function
Makes selections, resumes printing after
continuable errors, and is used to override a nonHP print cartridge.
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Button name
Function
Up arrow
Navigate menus and text, and increase or
decrease the values of numerical items in the
display.
Down arrow
Back arrow
Navigates backward in nested menus.
Menu
Enters and exits menus.
Stop
Halts the current job in progress, presents a
choice to resume or cancel the current print job,
clears paper from the printer, and clears any
continuable errors associated with the halted job.
Provides detailed information on printer
messages or menus.
Help
Control panel indicator lights
Indicator
On
Off
Flashing
Ready
Printer is online (able
to accept and process
data).
Printer is offline
(paused), or is turned
off.
Printer is attempting to
stop printing and go
offline. This is usually
due to a user's request
to pause the current
job.
Processed data is
present in the printer,
but more data is
needed to complete the
job, or the job is
paused or waiting for
errors to be cleared.
Printer is not
processing or receiving
data.
Printer is processing
and receiving data.
A critical error has
occurred. Printer
requires attention.
No conditions exist that
require attention.
An error has occurred.
Printer requires
attention.
(green)
Data
(green)
Attention
(amber)
Display
The printer display gives you complete, timely information about the printer and print jobs.
Graphics illustrate levels of supplies. Menus allow access to printer functions and detailed
information.
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The top-level screen on the display has two areas: message/prompt and supplies gauge.
Printer display
1
2
3
message/prompt area
supplies gauge
print cartridge colors from left to right: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow
The message and prompt areas of the display alert you to the state of the printer and tell you
how to respond.
The supplies gauge shows the consumption levels of print cartridges (black, cyan, magenta,
and yellow). When a non-HP print cartridge is installed, a might appear instead of the
consumption level. The supplies gauge appears whenever the printer shows the Ready
state, and whenever the printer shows a warning or error message concerning a cartridge.
Accessing the control panel from a computer
You can also access the printer control panel from a computer by using the HP toolbox or the
Settings page of the embedded Web server.
The computer shows information similar to what the control panel shows. From your
computer, you can also perform control panel functions, such as checking supplies status,
viewing messages, or changing tray configuration. For more information, see Using the hp
toolbox or Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only).
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Control panel menus
You can perform most routine printing tasks from the computer through the printer driver or
software application. This is the most convenient way to control the printer. Any changes that
you make using the computer will override the printer control panel settings. See the Help
files associated with the software, or for more information on accessing the printer driver, see
Printer software.
You can also control the printer by changing settings in the printer control panel. Use the
control panel to access printer features not supported by the printer driver or software
application. Use the control panel to configure trays for paper size and type.
Getting started basics
Use the following information to navigate through the control panel menus.
Button name
Select
Makes selections and resumes printing after
continuable errors.
Up arrow
Navigate menus and text, and increase or
decrease the values of numerical items in the
display. Hold down the arrows to scroll faster.
Down arrow
Back arrow
Navigates backward in nested menus.
Menu
Enters and exits menus.
Ready
Unless a key is pressed within 60 seconds, the
printer will return to the Ready state.
Lock symbol
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The network administrator has locked the menu.
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Menu hierarchy
The following tables list the hierarchies of each menu.
To access the menus
1. Press MENU once to access MENUS.
2. Press
or
to navigate the listings.
3. Press
to select the appropriate option.
4. Press
to return to the previous level.
5. Press MENU to exit the MENUS.
6. Press
to see additional information about a menu.
MENUS
INFORMATION
PAPER HANDLING
CONFIGURE DEVICE
DIAGNOSTICS
SERVICE
Information menu
See Information menu for more information.
INFORMATION
PRINT MENU MAP
PRINT CONFIGURATION
PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE
SUPPLIES STATUS
PRINT USAGE PAGE (available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer)
PRINT DEMO
PRINT FILE DIRECTORY (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
PRINT PCL FONT LIST (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
PRINT PS FONT LIST (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
Paper handling menu
See Paper handling menu for more information.
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PAPER HANDLING
TRAY 1 SIZE
TRAY 1 TYPE
TRAY 2 SIZE
TRAY 2 TYPE
TRAY 3 SIZE
TRAY 3 TYPE
Configure device menu
See Configure device menu and Changing printer control panel configuration settings for
more information.
CONFIGURE DEVICE
PRINTING
COPIES
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER
SIZE
DUPLEX (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700dn and
3700dtn printer models)
DUPLEX BINDING (available
for the HP Color LaserJet
3700dn and 3700dtn printer
models)
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
MANUAL FEED
COURIER FONT (available for
the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer)
WIDE A4 (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
PRINT PS ERRORS (available
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer)
PCL
PRINT QUALITY
ADJUST COLOR
SET REGISTRATION
FUSER MODES
AUTO SENSE MODE
INK TRANSPARENCY
OPTIMIZE
CALIBRATE NOW
CREATE CLEANING PAGE
PROCESS CLEANING PAGE
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SYSTEM SETUP
SHOW ADDRESS (available for
the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer
COLOR/BLACK MIX
TRAY BEHAVIOR
POWERSAVE TIME
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
PERSONALITY (available for
the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer)
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
(available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer)
AUTO CONTINUE
SUPPLIES LOW
JAM RECOVERY
RAM DISK (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
LANGUAGE
I/O
I/O TIMEOUT
PAGE BUFFERING
PARALLEL INPUT (available
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer)
EIO 1 (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
RESETS
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
POWERSAVE
RESET SUPPLIES
Diagnostics menu
See Diagnostics menu for more information.
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DIAGNOSTICS
PRINT EVENT LOG
SHOW EVENT LOG
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING
DISABLE CARTRIDGE CHECK
PAPER PATH SENSORS
PAPER PATH TEST
MANUAL SENSOR TEST
COMPONENT TEST
PRINT/STOP TEST
COLOR BAND TEST
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Information menu
Use the information menu to access and print specific printer information.
Menu item
Description
PRINT MENU MAP
Prints the control panel menu map, which shows
the layout and current settings of the control
panel menu items. See Printer information pages.
PRINT CONFIGURATION
Prints the printer configuration page.
PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE
Prints the estimated remaining life for the
supplies; reports statistics on total number of
pages and jobs processed, print cartridge
manufacture date, serial number, page counts,
and maintenance information.
SUPPLIES STATUS
Displays the supplies status in a scrollable list.
PRINT USAGE PAGE
Prints a count of all media sizes that have passed
through the printer; lists whether they were 1sided (simplex) , 2-sided (duplex), monochrome
(black and white), or color; and reports the page
count.
Available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer.
PRINT DEMO
Prints a demonstration page.
PRINT FILE DIRECTORY
Prints the name and directory of files stored in
the printer.
Available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer.
PRINT PCL FONT LIST
Prints the available PCL fonts.
Available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer.
PRINT PS FONT LIST
Prints the available PS (emulated PostScript)
fonts.
Available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer.
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Paper handling menu
The paper handling menu allows you to configure trays by size and type. It is important to
correctly configure the trays with this menu before you print for the first time.
Note
If you have used previous HP LaserJet printers, you might be accustomed to configuring
Tray 1 to first mode or to cassette mode. To mimic the settings for first mode, configure
Tray 1 for size = ANY SIZE and type = ANY TYPE. To mimic the settings for cassette mode,
set either the size or type for Tray 1 to a setting other than ANY SIZE or ANY TYPE.
Menu item
Value
Description
TRAY 1 SIZE
A list of available sizes appears.
Allows you to configure the
paper size for Tray 1. The
default is ANY SIZE. See
Supported paper weights and
sizes for a complete list of
available sizes.
TRAY 1 TYPE
A list of available types
appears.
Allows you to configure the
paper type for Tray 1. The
default is ANY TYPE. See
Supported paper weights and
sizes for a complete list of
available types.
TRAY 2 SIZE
A list of available sizes appears.
Allows you to configure the
paper size for Tray 2 or Tray 3.
The default size is Letter or A4,
depending on the country/
region. See Supported paper
weights and sizes for a
complete list of available sizes.
A list of available types
appears.
Allows you to configure the
paper type for Tray 2 or Tray 3.
The default is PLAIN. See
Supported paper weights and
sizes for a complete list of
available types.
TRAY 3 SIZE
TRAY 2 TYPE
TRAY 3 TYPE
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Configure device menu
The configure device menu allows you to change or reset the default print settings, to adjust
the print quality, and to change the system configuration and I/O options.
Printing menu
These settings affect only jobs without identified properties. Most jobs identify all of the
properties and override the values set from this menu. This menu can also be used to set
default paper size and type.
Menu item
Values
Description
COPIES
1–32,000
Allows you to set the default
number of copies. The default
number of copies is 1.
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE
A list of available sizes appears.
Allows you to set the default
paper size.
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER
SIZE
UNIT OF MEASURE
Allows you to set the default
size for any custom job without
dimensions. Available for
Tray 1.
DUPLEX
OFF
X DIMENSION Y DIMENSION
ON
Allows you to enable or disable
the duplex function (automatic
2-sided printing). The default is
OFF. You can override this
setting in the printer driver.
Available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700dn and 3700dtn
printer models.
DUPLEX BINDING
LONG EDGE
SHORT EDGE
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
NO
YES
MANUAL FEED
ON
OFF
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Allows you to choose whether a
duplex job will be flipped on the
long edge or the short edge.
Allows you to set the printer to
print an A4 job on letter-size
paper when no A4 paper is
loaded, or to print a letter-size
job on A4 when no letter-size
paper is loaded. The default is
NO.
The default is OFF. Setting it to
ON makes MANUAL FEED the
default for jobs that do not
select a tray. You can override
this setting in the printer driver.
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Menu item
Values
Description
COURIER FONT
REGULAR
Allows you to select a version of
the Courier font. The default is
REGULAR.
DARK
Available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer.
WIDE A4
NO
YES
Allows you to change the
printable area of A4 paper so
that eighty 10-pitch characters
may be printed on a single line.
The default is NO.
Available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer.
PRINT PS ERRORS
OFF
ON
Allows you to select to print PS
(emulated PostScript) error
pages. The default is OFF.
Available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer.
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Menu item
Values
Description
PCL
FORM LENGTH
Allows you to configure settings
for the printer control language.
ORIENTATION
FONT SOURCE
FONT NUMBER
FONT PITCH
FONT POINT SIZE
SYMBOL SET
APPEND CR TO LF
SUPPRESS BLANK PAGES
FORM LENGTH sets the
number of lines per page. The
default is 0.
ORIENTATION determines
long-edge versus short-edge
page layout. The default is
PORTRAIT (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer).
FONT SOURCE selects the
source of the font used on the
printer control panel. The
default is INTERNAL. FONT
NUMBER is the number of the
font you select. If this font is a
contour font, use FONT PITCH
to set the pitch of a fixed-space
font. The default is 10.00
(available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer).
FONT POINT SIZE sets the
size of the fixed-space font you
select. The default font is 12
points.
SYMBOL SET sets the symbol
set used by the printer control
panel. The default is PC-8.
APPEND CR TO LF sets
whether a carriage return is
appended to each line feed in a
backward-compatible PCL job.
The default is NO.
SUPPRESS BLANK PAGES
sets whether jobs using PCL
that include blank form feeds
will automatically suppress the
blank pages. YES indicates that
form feeds will be ignored if the
page is blank (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer.
Print quality menu
This menu allows you to adjust all aspects of print quality, including calibration, registration,
and color half tone settings.
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Menu item
Values
Description
ADJUST COLOR
CYAN DENSITY
Allows you to modify the half
tone settings for each color. The
default for each color is 0.
MAGENTA DENSITY
YELLOW DENSITY
BLACK DENSITY
RESTORE COLOR VALUES
SET REGISTRATION
PRINT TEST PAGE
SOURCE
ADJUST TRAY 1
ADJUST TRAY 2
ADJUST TRAY 3
AUTO SENSE MODE
EXPANDED SENSING
TRANSPARENCY ONLY
INK TRANSPARENCY
REJECT-GUARD FUSER
ACCEPT-NOT ADVISED
Allows 1-sided and 2-sided
image alignment. The default
for SOURCE is TRAY 2. The
default for the sub-items
ADJUST TRAY 1, ADJUST
TRAY 2, and ADJUST TRAY 3
is 0.
If a tray is configured to PLAIN
or ANY SIZE, and the print job
does not specify the media
type, the printer will adjust the
print quality for the type of print
media it senses. The default is
EXPANDED SENSING, which
senses transparencies, glossy
paper, and tough paper.
REJECT-GUARD FUSER stops
the print job when a noncompatible transparency is
detected. This option protects
the printer fuser from damage.
ACCEPT-NOT ADVISED
allows the job to print normally
even though a non-compatible
transparency is being used.
The default value is REJECTGUARD FUSER.
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A list of available modes
appears.
Allows you to associate each
paper type with a specific print
mode.
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Menu item
Values
Description
OPTIMIZE
T1 DOWN
Allows you to optimize certain
parameters for all jobs rather
than (or in addition to)
optimizing by paper type. The
default for each item is OFF.
T1 UP
T2 UP 1
T1 UP 2
T2 DOWN 1
RESTORE OPTIMIZE resets all
of the values to OFF.
T2 DOWN 2
LEADING EDGE UP
LEADING EDGE DOWN
REDUCE BKGROUND 1
REDUCE BKGROUND 2
FUSER DOWN 1
FUSER DOWN 2
FILM OFFSET
GHOST PREVENTION
PRE-ROTATION
RESTORE OPTIMIZE
CALIBRATE NOW
Performs all printer calibrations
to optimize print quality.
CREATE CLEANING PAGE
Prints a cleaning page to be
used for cleaning the printer.
This page contains instructions
for processing the cleaning
page. See Cleaning the printer
for more information.
PROCESS CLEANING PAGE
After the cleaning page is
loaded in Tray 1, this menu item
allows the printer to process the
cleaning page. The cleaning
process takes a few moments.
See Cleaning the printer for
more information.
System setup menu
The system setup menu allows you to make changes to default settings for general printer
configuration, such as PowerSave Time, printer personality (language), and jam recovery.
See Changing printer control panel configuration settings for more information.
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Menu item
Values
Description
SHOW ADDRESS
AUTO
AUTO allows the printer's IP address
to be shown on the printer control
panel, alternating with the Ready
message. The default is OFF.
OFF
This menu item is displayed only if the
printer is connected to a network
(available for the HP Color LaserJet
3700n, 3700dn, and 3700dtn printer
models).
COLOR/BLACK MIX
AUTO
MOSTLY COLOR
PAGES
MOSTLY BLACK
PAGES
This menu item establishes how the
printer switches from color to
monochrome (black and white) mode
for maximum performance and print
cartridge life.
AUTO will reset the printer to the
factory default setting. The default is
AUTO.
Select MOSTLY COLOR PAGES if
nearly all of your print jobs are color
with high page coverage.
Select MOSTLY BLACK PAGES if
you print mostly monochrome print
jobs, or a combination of color and
monochrome print jobs.
TRAY BEHAVIOR
USE
REQUESTED
TRAY
MANUALLY
FEED PROMPT
PS DEFER
MEDIA
Allows you to specify settings for the
tray selection behavior. (This setting
allows you to configure the trays to
behave like trays in some previous HP
printers.)
The default for USE REQUESTED
TRAY is EXCLUSIVELY.
The default for MANUALLY FEED
PROMPT is ALWAYS.
PS DEFER MEDIA affects how paper
is handled when printing from an
Adobe PS print driver. ENABLED uses
HP's paper handling. Disabled uses
the Adobe PS paper handling. The
default is ENABLED.
See Tray behavior options: use
requested tray and manually feed for
more information.
POWERSAVE TIME
1 HOUR
2 MINUTES
30 MINUTES
4 HOURS
15 MINUTES
15 HOURS
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Reduces power consumption when the
printer has been inactive for an
extended period.
Allows you to set the length of time the
printer remains inactive before going
into PowerSave mode. The default is
30 MINUTES.
See PowerSave time for more
information.
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Menu item
Values
Description
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
1–10
Allows you to adjust the brightness of
the printer's control panel. The default
is 5. See Display brightness.
PERSONALITY
AUTO
Sets the default personality to
automatic switching, PCL, or
PostScript emulation. The default is
AUTO.
PS
PCL
See Personality (available for the
hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
for more information.
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
JOB
ON
Allows you to set the amount of time
that a clearable warning is displayed
on the printer control panel. The
default is JOB, which is displayed until
the is pressed. ON is displayed until
the end of the job that generated the
warning.
See Clearable warnings (available for
the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer) for more information.
AUTO CONTINUE
OFF
ON
Determines printer behavior when the
system generates an Auto Continuable
error. The default is ON.
ON automatically continues printing
after 10 seconds.
OFF pauses printing. Press
continue printing.
to
See Auto continue for more
information.
SUPPLIES LOW
STOP
CONTINUE
Sets low supplies reporting options.
The default is CONTINUE.
STOP pauses printing when a low
supply is reported. Press to continue
printing.
See Supplies low for more information.
JAM RECOVERY
OFF
ON
AUTO
RAM DISK
AUTO
OFF
Sets whether the printer will attempt to
reprint pages after a jam. The default
is AUTO.
See Jam recovery for more
information.
Determines how the RAM disk feature
is configured. AUTO allows the printer
to determine the optimal RAM disk size
based on the amount of available
memory. OFF disables the RAM disk,
but a minimal RAM disk is still
available. The default is AUTO.
Available for the HP Color LaserJet
3700 series printer.
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Menu item
Values
Description
LANGUAGE
A list of available
languages
appears.
Sets the default control panel
language.
See Language for more information.
I/O menu
This menu allows you to configure the printer's I/O options.
See Network configuration.
Menu item
Values
Description
I/O TIMEOUT
5–300
Allows you to select the I/O
timeout in seconds.
PAGE BUFFERING
OFF
Sets whether the printer should
maximize performance or
minimize engine wear while
waiting for information to be
transferred. Select ON if the
printer uses USB 1.1 or
Ethernet 10 base T. The default
is OFF (available for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer).
ON
PARALLEL INPUT
HIGH SPEED
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Allows you to select the speed
at which the parallel port
communicates with the host and
to enable or disable the
bidirectional parallel
communication.
The default for HIGH SPEED is
YES. The default for
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS is
ON.
Available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer.
EIO 1
Possible values are:
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
APPLETALK
DLC/LLC
LINK SPEED
Allows you to configure EIO
devices installed in the EIO slot.
Available for the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer.
See Enhanced I/O (EIO)
configuration (hp color LaserJet
3700 series printer only) for
more information.
Resets menu
The resets menu allows you to reset factory settings, to disable and enable PowerSave, and
to update the printer after new supplies are installed.
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Menu item
Values
Description
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
None
Allows you to clear the page
buffer, to remove all perishable
personality data, to reset the
printing environment, and to
return all default settings to
factory defaults. However, this
menu does not restore HP
Jetdirect network settings to
factory default values.
POWERSAVE
OFF
Allows you to enable and
disable PowerSave. The default
is ON.
ON
RESET SUPPLIES
NEW TRANSFER KIT
NEW FUSER KIT
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Allows you to inform the printer
that a new transfer kit or a new
fuser kit has been installed.
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Diagnostics menu
The diagnostics menu allows you or a service representative to run tests that can help
identify and solve problems with the printer.
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Menu item
Description
PRINT EVENT LOG
This item will print an event log that will display
the last 50 entries in the printer event log, starting
with the most recent.
SHOW EVENT LOG
This item displays the last 50 events on the
control panel display, starting with the most
recent.
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING
This item will print a series of print quality
assessment pages that will help troubleshoot
many print quality problems.
DISABLE CARTRIDGE CHECK
This test allows you to print with one or more
cartridges removed so that you can diagnose
print cartridge-related problems.
PAPER PATH SENSORS
This item shows the values of the sensors.
Values are updated as paper passes each
sensor. Jobs can be initiated from the control
panel or sent from the computer.
PAPER PATH TEST
This item is useful for testing the paper handling
features of the printer, such as the configuration
of the trays.
MANUAL SENSOR TEST
This item allows a service representative to test
the paper path sensors and switches for correct
operation.
COMPONENT TEST
This item will activate individual parts
independently to isolate noise, leaking, and other
hardware issues.
PRINT/STOP TEST
This item isolates print quality faults more
accurately by stopping the printer in mid-print
cycle. Stopping the printer in mid-print cycle will
cause a jam that may need to be manually
removed. A service representative should
perform this test.
COLOR BAND TEST
This item allows a service representative to
identify arcing in a high-voltage power supply.
This test is only for the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer.
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Changing printer control panel configuration settings
By using the printer control panel, you can make changes to general printer configuration
default settings, such as tray size and type, PowerSave time, printer personality (language),
and jam recovery.
The printer control panel can also be accessed from a computer by using the Settings page
of the embedded Web server. The computer shows the same information that the control
panel shows. For more information, see Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet
3700 series printer only).
CAUTION
Configuration settings seldom need to be changed. Hewlett-Packard recommends that only
the system administrator change configuration settings.
Tray behavior options: use requested tray and manually feed
Tray behavior provides the following user-defined options:
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USE REQUESTED TRAY. Selecting EXCLUSIVELY (the default value) ensures that the
printer will not automatically select another tray when you indicate that a specific tray
should be used. Selecting FIRST allows the printer to pull from a second tray if the
specified tray is empty.
●
Manually Feed. If you select ALWAYS (the default value), the system always displays a
prompt before pulling from the multipurpose tray. If you select UNLESS LOADED, the
system will display the prompt only if the multipurpose tray is empty.
To set use requested tray
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR.
7. Press
to select TRAY BEHAVIOR.
8. Press
to select USE REQUESTED TRAY.
9. Press
or
10. Press
to set the behavior.
to select EXCLUSIVELY or FIRST.
11. Press MENU.
To set manually feed prompt
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
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5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR.
7. Press
to select TRAY BEHAVIOR.
8. Press
to highlight MANUALLY FEED PROMPT.
9. Press
to select MANUALLY FEED PROMPT.
10. Press
or
11. Press
to set the behavior.
to select ALWAYS or UNLESS LOADED.
12. Press MENU.
PowerSave time
The adjustable PowerSave time feature reduces power consumption when the printer has
been inactive for an extended period. You can set the length of time before the printer goes
into PowerSave mode to 1 HOUR, 2 MINUTES, 30 MINUTES, 4 HOURS, 4 HOURS, 15
MINUTES, or 15 HOURS. The default setting is 30 MINUTES.
Note
The printer display appears dimmed when the printer is in PowerSave mode. PowerSave
mode does not affect printer warm-up time, unless the printer is in PowerSave mode for more
than 8 hours.
To set PowerSave time
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight POWERSAVE TIME.
7. Press
to select POWERSAVE TIME.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the time period.
to select the appropriate time period.
10. Press MENU.
To disable or enable PowerSave
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight RESETS.
5. Press
to select RESETS.
6. Press
to highlight POWERSAVE.
7. Press
to select POWERSAVE.
8. Press
or
to select ON or OFF.
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9. Press
to set the selection.
10. Press MENU.
Display brightness
You can change the brightness of the control panel display using the DISPLAY
BRIGHTNESS option.
To set the display brightness
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS.
7. Press
to select DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Personality (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
This printer features automatic personality (printer language) switching.
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AUTO configures the printer to automatically detect the type of print job and configure its
personality to accommodate that job.
●
PCL configures the printer to use Printer Control Language.
●
PS configures the printer to use PostScript emulation.
To set the personality
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight PERSONALITY.
7. Press
to select PERSONALITY.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the personality.
to select the appropriate personality (AUTO, PS, or PCL).
10. Press MENU.
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Clearable warnings (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700
series printer)
You can determine the display time of control panel clearable warnings with this option by
selecting ON or JOB. The default value is JOB.
●
ON displays clearable warnings until you press .
●
JOB displays clearable warnings until the end of the job for which it was generated.
To set the clearable warnings
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight CLEARABLE WARNINGS.
7. Press
to select CLEARABLE WARNINGS.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Auto continue
You can determine printer behavior when the system generates an Auto Continuable error.
ON is the default setting.
●
ON displays an error message for ten seconds before automatically continuing to print.
●
OFF pauses the print job any time the printer displays an error message and until you
press .
To set the auto continue
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight AUTO CONTINUE.
7. Press
to select AUTO CONTINUE.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
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Supplies low
The printer allows two options for reporting that supplies are low; CONTINUE is the default
value.
●
CONTINUE allows the printer to continue printing while displaying a warning until the
supply is replaced or a supply out condition is reached.
●
STOP causes the printer to pause printing until you replace the used supply or press ,
which allows the printer to print while continuing to display the warning.
To set supplies low reporting
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight SUPPLIES LOW.
7. Press
to select SUPPLIES LOW.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Jam recovery
This option allows you to configure the printer response to paper jams, including how it
handles the pages involved. AUTO is the default value.
●
AUTO. The printer automatically turns jam recovery on when sufficient memory is
available.
●
ON. The printer reprints any page involved in a paper jam. Additional memory is
allocated to store the last few pages printed. This might cause overall printer
performance to suffer.
●
OFF. The printer will not reprint any page that was involved in a paper jam. Since no
memory is used to store the most recent pages, performance might be optimal.
To set jam recovery response
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight JAM RECOVERY.
7. Press
to select JAM RECOVERY.
8. Press
or
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9. Press
to set the selection.
10. Press MENU.
Language
The option to set the default language appears when the printer is turned on for the first time.
As you scroll through the available options, the list appears in the language that is
highlighted. When the list appears in the language desired, press to set the language. You
can also change the language at any time by performing the following procedures:
To select language
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight LANGUAGE.
7. Press
to select LANGUAGE.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate language.
10. Press MENU.
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Using the printer control panel in shared environments
If your printer is shared with other users, adhere to the following guidelines to ensure
successful printer operation:
Note
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Consult your system administrator before making changes to control panel settings.
Changing control panel settings could affect other print jobs.
●
Coordinate with other users before changing the default printer font or downloading soft
fonts. Coordinating these operations conserves memory and avoids unexpected printer
output.
●
Be aware that switching printer personalities, such as Emulated PostScript or PCL,
affects the printed output of other users.
Your network operating system may automatically protect each user’s print job from the
effects of other print jobs. Consult your system administrator for more information.
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I/O configuration
This chapter describes how to configure certain network parameters on the printer. The
following topics are covered:
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USB configuration
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Enhanced I/O (EIO) configuration (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only)
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Network configuration
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USB configuration
All printer models support USB connections. The USB port is on the back of the printer.
Connecting the USB cable
Plug the USB cable into the printer. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the computer.
1
2
USB port connection
1
2
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Parallel configuration (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only)
The HP Color LaserJet 3700 printer supports network and parallel connections at the same
time. A parallel connection is made by connecting the printer to the computer using a
bidirectional parallel cable (IEEE-1284 compliant) with a b-connector plugged into the
printer’s parallel port. The cable can be a maximum of 10 meters (30 feet) long.
When used to describe a parallel interface, the term bidirectional indicates that the printer is
able to both receive data from the computer and send data to the computer through the
parallel port. The parallel interface provides backwards compatibility; however, USB or
network connection is recommended to optimize performance.
1
2
Parallel port connection
1
2
b-connector
parallel port
Note
To use the enhanced capabilities of the bidirectional parallel interface, such as bidirectional
communication between the computer and printer, faster transfer of data, and automatic
configuration of printer drivers, ensure that the most recent printer driver is installed. For
more information, see Printer drivers.
Note
Factory settings support automatic switching between the parallel port and one or more
network connections on the printer. If you are experiencing problems, see Network
configuration.
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Enhanced I/O (EIO) configuration (hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only)
This printer comes equipped with one enhanced input/output (EIO) slot. The EIO slot holds
compatible external devices, such as the HP Jetdirect print server network cards or other
devices. Plugging an EIO network card into the slot increases the number of network
interfaces available to the printer.
EIO network cards can maximize printer performance when you are printing from a network.
In addition, they provide the ability to place the printer anywhere on a network. This
eliminates the need to attach the printer directly to a server or a to workstation, and allows
you to place the printer closer to the network users.
If the printer is configured through an EIO network card, configure that card through the
control panel Configure device menu.
HP Jetdirect print servers
HP Jetdirect print servers (network cards) can be installed in one of the printer’s EIO slots.
These cards support multiple network protocols and operating systems. HP Jetdirect print
servers facilitate network management by allowing you to connect a printer directly to your
network at any location. HP Jetdirect print servers also support the Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP), which provides network managers with remote printer
management and troubleshooting through the HP Web Jetadmin software.
Note
Installation of these cards and network configuration should be performed by a network
administrator. Configure the card either through the control panel, the printer installation
software, or with HP Web Jetadmin software.
Note
Refer to the HP Jetdirect print server documentation for information on which external
devices or EIO network cards are supported.
Available enhanced I/O interfaces
HP Jetdirect print servers (network cards) provide software solutions for:
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Novell NetWare Network
●
Microsoft Windows and Windows NT networks
●
Apple Mac OS (AppleTalk)
●
UNIX (HP-UX and Solaris)
●
Linux (Red Hat and SuSE)
●
Internet printing
For a summary of available network software solutions, refer to the HP Jetdirect Print Server
Administrator’s Guide, or visit HP Customer Care online at http://www.hp.com/support/
net_printing.
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NetWare networks
When using Novell NetWare products with an HP Jetdirect print server, Queue Server mode
provides improved printing performance over Remote Printer mode. The HP Jetdirect print
server supports Novell Directory Services (NDS), as well as bindery modes. For more
information, see the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide.
For Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP systems, use the printer installation utility for
printer setup on a NetWare network.
Windows and Windows NT networks
For Windows 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP systems, use your printer installation utility for
printer setup on a Microsoft Windows network. The utility supports printer setup for either
peer-to-peer or client-server network operation.
AppleTalk networks
Use the HP toolbox to set up the printer on an EtherTalk or LocalTalk network. For more
information, refer to the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide included with printers
equipped with the HP Jetdirect print server.
UNIX/Linux networks
Use the HP Jetdirect printer installer for UNIX utility to set up the printer on HP-UX or Sun
Solaris networks.
For setup and management on UNIX or Linux networks, use HP Web Jetadmin.
To obtain HP software for UNIX/Linux networks, visit HP Customer Care online at
http://www.hp.com/support/net_printing. For other installation options supported by the
HP Jetdirect print server, see the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide included
with printers equipped with the HP Jetdirect print server.
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Network configuration
Note
The network configuration feature is available for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer
when an EIO device is installed.
You might need to configure certain network parameters on the printer. You can configure
these parameters from the printer control panel, the embedded Web server, or for most
networks, from the HP Web Jetadmin software or the HP toolbox.
Note
For more information about using the embedded Web server, see Using the embedded Web
server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only).
For a complete list of supported networks and for instructions on configuring network
parameters from software, see the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide. The
guide comes with printers in which an HP Jetdirect print server is installed.
This section contains the following instructions for configuring network parameters from the
printer control panel:
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configuring TCP/IP parameters
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disabling unused network protocols
Configuring TCP/IP parameters
You can use the printer control panel to configure the following TCP/IP parameters:
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usage of the BOOTP file for configuration parameters (the default is to use the BOOTP
file)
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IP address (4 bytes)
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subnet mask (4 bytes)
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default gateway (4 bytes)
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idle TCP/IP connection timeout (in seconds)
Configuring TCP/IP parameters using BOOTP or DHCP
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight TCP/IP.
9. Press
to select TCP/IP.
10. Press
to select CONFIG METHOD.
11. Press
to highlight BOOTP or DHCP.
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12. Press
to save the setting.
13. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
Manually configuring TCP/IP parameters from the printer control panel
Use manual configuration to set an IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, syslog server,
and idle timeout.
Setting an IP address
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
Note
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight TCP/IP.
9. Press
to select TCP/IP.
10. Press
to select CONFIG METHOD.
11. Press
to highlight MANUAL.
12. Press
to select MANUAL.
13. Press
to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS.
14. Press
to select MANUAL SETTINGS.
15. Press
to highlight IP Address:.
16. Press
to select IP Address:.
The first of four sets of numbers is highlighted. Each set of numbers represents one byte of
information and has a range from 0 to 255.
17. Press the
address.
Note
or
arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the IP
To cycle through the numbers faster, hold down the arrow button.
18. Press to move to the next set of numbers. (Press
numbers.)
to move to the previous set of
19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 until the correct IP address is entered.
20. Press
to save the setting.
21. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
Setting the subnet mask
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
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Note
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight TCP/IP.
9. Press
to select TCP/IP.
10. Press
to select CONFIG METHOD.
11. Press
to highlight MANUAL.
12. Press
to select MANUAL.
13. Press
to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS.
14. Press
to select MANUAL SETTINGS.
15. Press
to highlight SUBNET MASK.
16. Press
to select SUBNET MASK.
The first of four sets of numbers is highlighted. Each set of numbers represents one byte of
information and has a range from 0 to 255.
17. Press the or
subnet mask.
arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the
18. Press to move to the next set of numbers. (Press
numbers.)
to move to the previous set of
19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 until the correct subnet mask is entered.
20. Press
to save the subnet mask.
21. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
Setting the default gateway
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight TCP/IP.
9. Press
to select TCP/IP.
10. Press
to select CONFIG METHOD.
11. Press
to highlight MANUAL.
12. Press
to select MANUAL.
13. Press
to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS.
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14. Press
to select MANUAL SETTINGS.
15. Press
to highlight DEFAULT GATEWAY.
16. Press
to select DEFAULT GATEWAY.
The first of four sets of numbers are the default settings. Each set of numbers represents one
byte of information and has a range from 0 to 255.
17. Press the or arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the
default gateway.
18. Press to move to the next set of numbers. (Press
numbers.)
to move to the previous set of
19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 until the correct subnet mask is entered.
20. Press
to save the default gateway.
21. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
Setting the syslog server
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
Note
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight TCP/IP.
9. Press
to select TCP/IP.
10. Press
to select CONFIG METHOD.
11. Press
to highlight MANUAL.
12. Press
to select MANUAL.
13. Press
to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS.
14. Press
to select MANUAL SETTINGS.
15. Press
to highlight SYSLOG SERVER.
16. Press
to select SYSLOG SERVER.
The first of four sets of numbers are the default settings. Each set of numbers represents one
byte of information and has a range from 0 to 255.
17. Press the or arrow to increase or decrease the number for the first byte of the
default gateway.
18. Press to move to the next set of numbers. (Press
numbers.)
to move to the previous set of
19. Repeat steps 17 and 18 until the correct subnet mask is entered.
20. Press
to save the syslog server.
21. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
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Setting the idle timeout
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight TCP/IP.
9. Press
to select TCP/IP.
10. Press
to select CONFIG METHOD.
11. Press
to highlight MANUAL.
12. Press
to select MANUAL.
13. Press
to highlight MANUAL SETTINGS.
14. Press
to select MANUAL SETTINGS.
15. Press
to highlight IDLE TIMEOUT.
16. Press
to select IDLE TIMEOUT.
17. Press the
timeout.
18. Press
or
arrow to increase or to decrease the number of seconds for the idle
to save the idle timeout.
19. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
Setting the link speed
By factory default, the link speed is set to AUTO. Use the following procedure to set a
specific speed:
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O SUBMENU.
5. Press
to select I/O SUBMENU.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight LINK SPEED.
9. Press
to select LINK SPEED.
10. Press
to highlight the desired link speed.
11. Press
to select the desired link speed.
12. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
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Disabling network protocols (optional)
By factory default, all supported network protocols are enabled. Disabling unused protocols
has the following benefits:
Note
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decreases printer-generated network traffic
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prevents unauthorized users from printing to the printer
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provides only pertinent information on the configuration page
●
allows the printer control panel to display protocol-specific error and warning messages
TCP/IP configuration should not be disabled on the HP Color LaserJet 3500 printer. If you
disable TCP/IP, you will lose the connection to the printer's embedded Web server page.
To disable IPX/SPX
Note
Do not disable this protocol if Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Me, 2000, and XP systems will
be printing to the printer using IPX/SPX.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight IPX/SPX.
9. Press
to select IPX/SPX.
10. Press
to select ENABLE.
11. Press
to highlight OFF.
12. Press to select OFF. The control panel displays a message that the setting has been
saved and displays an option to re-enable IPX/SPX.
13. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
To disable AppleTalk
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight APPLETALK.
9. Press
to select APPLETALK.
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10. Press
to select ENABLE.
11. Press
to highlight OFF.
12. Press to select OFF. The control panel displays a message that the setting has been
saved and displays an option to re-enable AppleTalk.
13. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
To disable DLC/LLC
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight I/O.
5. Press
to select I/O.
6. Press
to highlight EIO 1.
7. Press
to select EIO 1.
8. Press
to highlight DLC/LLC.
9. Press
to select DLC/LLC.
10. Press
to select ENABLE.
11. Press
to highlight OFF.
12. Press to select OFF. The control panel displays a message that the setting has been
saved and displays an option to re-enable DLC/LLC.
13. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
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Printing tasks
This chapter describes how to perform basic printing tasks. The following topics are covered:
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Controlling print jobs
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Selecting paper
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Configuring trays
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Printing on special media
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2-sided (duplex) printing
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Special printing situations
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Controlling print jobs
In the Microsoft Windows operating system, three settings affect how the printer driver tries to
pull paper when you send a print job. The Source, Type, and Size settings appear in the
Page Setup, Print, or Print Properties dialog boxes in most software programs. If you do
not change these settings, the printer automatically selects a tray using the default printer
settings.
CAUTION
To avoid affecting print jobs of other users, make printer setup changes through the software
application or the printer driver whenever possible. Printer setup changes made through the
control panel become default settings for subsequent print jobs. Settings selected in the
software or the printer driver override settings selected in the control panel.
Source
Printing by Source means you choose a specific tray from which you want the printer to pull
paper. The printer tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size is loaded in it. If you
choose a tray that is configured for a type or size that does not match your print job, the
printer does not print automatically. Instead, it waits for you to load the tray you chose with
the type or size of paper for your print job. If you load the tray correctly, the printer begins
printing. If you press , the display allows you to choose other trays.
Note
If you have difficulties printing by Source, see Priority for print settings.
Type and Size
Printing by Type or Size means you want the printer to pull paper from the first tray that is
loaded with the type or size that you choose. Selecting paper by type rather than source is
similar to locking out trays and helps protect special paper from accidental use. (However,
selecting the Any setting does not enable this tray lock-out function.) For example, if a tray is
configured for letterhead, and you specify the driver to print on plain paper, the printer will not
pull the letterhead from that tray. Instead, it will pull paper from a tray that has plain paper
loaded and is configured for plain paper on the printer control panel. Selecting paper by type
and size results in significantly better print quality for heavy paper, glossy paper, and
transparencies. Using the wrong setting can result in unsatisfactory print quality. Always print
by Type for special print media, such as labels or grayscale transparencies. Always print by
Size for envelopes.
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If you want to print by Type or Size and the trays have not been configured for a certain
type or size, load the paper or print media into Tray 1. Then, in the printer driver, select
the Type or Size from the Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the Print
Properties dialog box.
●
If you often print on a certain type or size of paper, the printer administrator (for a
network printer) or you (for a local printer) can configure a tray for that type or size. See
Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only) or
Configuring trays for type and size. Then, when you choose that type or size as you print
a job, the printer pulls from the tray configured for that type or size.
●
Every time Tray 2 or the optional Tray 3 is closed, a message appears prompting you to
choose a Type or Size for the tray. If the tray is already configured correctly, press to
return to the Ready state.
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Priority for print settings
Changes made to print settings are prioritized (or take precedence) depending on where the
changes are made:
Note
The names of commands and dialog boxes might vary depending on your software
application.
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Page Setup dialog box. This dialog box opens when you click Page Setup or a similar
command on the File menu of the program you are working in. Settings changed here
override settings changed anywhere else.
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Print dialog box. This dialog box opens when you click Print, Print Setup, or a similar
command on the File menu of the program you are working in. Settings changed in the
Print dialog box have a lower priority and do not override changes made in the Page
Setup dialog box.
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Printer Properties dialog box (printer driver). The printer driver opens when you click
Properties in the Print dialog box. Settings changed in the Printer Properties dialog
box do not override settings available anywhere else in the printing software.
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Default printer driver settings. The default printer driver settings determine settings used
in all print jobs, unless settings are changed in the Page Setup, Print, or Printer
Properties dialog boxes, as described above.
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Printer control panel settings. Settings changed here have a lower priority than changes
made anywhere else.
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Operating System
Temporary change settings
for print jobs
Permanently change default
settings1
Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me,
and XP
From the File menu, click Print.
Select the printer, and then click
Properties. (The steps may
vary; this procedure is most
common.)
Click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Printers or
Printers and Faxes. Right-click
the printer icon, and choose
Properties. Many features are
available by choosing the
Document Defaults command
(NT 4.0) or the Printing
Preferences command (2000
and XP).
Macintosh OS 9.1
On the File menu, click Print.
Change settings that you want
on the various pop-up menus.
On the File menu, click Print.
As you change settings on the
pop-up menu, click Save
Settings.
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Operating System
Temporary change settings
for print jobs
Permanently change default
settings1
Macintosh OS X
On the File menu, click Print.
Change settings that you want
on the various pop-up menus.
On the File menu, click Print.
Change settings that you want
on the various pop-up menus,
and then on the main pop-up
menu, click Save Custom
Settings. These settings are
saved as the Custom option.
To use the new settings, you
must select the Custom option
every time you open a program
and print.
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Access to default printer settings might be restricted, and therefore, the settings might be
unavailable.
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Selecting paper
You can use many types of paper and other print media with this printer. This section
provides guidelines and specifications for selecting and using different print media.
Before purchasing any paper or specialized forms in quantity, verify that your paper supplier
obtains and understands the print media requirements specified in the HP LaserJet Printer
Family Print Media Specification Guide.
See Supplies and accessories for HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide
ordering information. To download a copy of the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media
Specification Guide go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500 for the HP Color LaserJet 3500
series and to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700 for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series.
Select Manuals.
It is possible that paper could meet all of the guidelines in this chapter or the HP LaserJet
Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide and still not print satisfactorily. This may be
due to abnormal characteristics of the printing environment or to other variables over which
Hewlett-Packard has no control (for example, extremes in temperature and humidity).
Hewlett-Packard recommends testing any paper before buying it in large quantities.
CAUTION
Using paper that does not conform to the specifications listed here or in the print media guide
can cause problems that require service. This service is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard
warranty or service agreements.
Paper to avoid
The printer can handle many types of paper. Use of paper outside the printer’s specifications
will cause a loss of print quality and will increase the chance of paper jams.
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Do not use paper that is too rough.
●
Do not use paper with cutouts or perforations, other than standard 3-hole punched paper.
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Do not use multipart forms.
●
Do not use paper that has already been printed on, or that has been fed through a
photocopier.
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Do not use paper with a watermark if you are printing solid patterns.
Paper that can damage the printer
In rare circumstances, paper can damage the printer. The following paper must be avoided to
prevent possible damage to the printer:
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Do not use paper with staples attached.
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Do not use transparencies designed for Inkjet printers or other low temperature printers,
or transparencies designed for monochrome printing. Use only transparencies that are
specified for use with HP Color LaserJet printers.
●
Do not use photo paper intended for Inkjet printers.
●
Do not use paper that is embossed or coated, and is not designed for the temperatures
of the HP Color LaserJet 3500 and 3700 series printer image fusers. Select paper that
can tolerate temperatures of 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second. HP produces a selection of
paper that is designed for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 and 3700 series 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 190° C (374° F) for
0.1 second.
●
Do not use any media that produces hazardous emissions, or that melts, offsets, or
discolors when exposed to 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second.
To order HP Color 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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Configuring trays
The HP Color LaserJet 3500 and 3700 series printer allows you to configure trays by type
and size. You can load different paper in the printer trays and then request paper by type or
size in the application or the printer driver.
Note
If you have used previous HP Color LaserJet printers, you might be accustomed to
configuring Tray 1 to first mode or cassette mode. To mimic the settings for first mode,
configure Tray 1 for ANY SIZE and ANY TYPE. The printer will pull paper from Tray 1 first (if
paper is loaded in that tray) when the print job does not specify another tray. This setting is
recommended if you use different types or sizes of paper in Tray 1. To mimic the settings
from cassette mode, set either the size or type for Tray 1 to a setting other than ANY SIZE or
ANY TYPE. This setting is recommended if you are using the same size and type of paper in
Tray 1.
Note
If you use 2-sided printing, be sure that the paper loaded meets the specifications for duplex
printing. (See Supported paper weights and sizes.)
The instructions below are for configuring the trays at the printer control panel. You can also
configure the trays from your computer by accessing the embedded Web server. See Using
the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only).
Configuring size
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight PAPER HANDLING.
3. Press
to select PAPER HANDLING.
4. Press
to highlight TRAY 1 SIZE, TRAY 2 SIZE, or TRAY 3 SIZE.
5. Press
to select TRAY 1 SIZE, TRAY 2 SIZE, or TRAY 3 SIZE.
6. Press
or
7. Press
to select the paper size.
to highlight the desired paper size.
8. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
9. If TRAY 1 SIZE is set to custom, the pop-up menu for Custom appears. See Tray 1
custom paper for more information.
Configuring type
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight PAPER HANDLING.
3. Press
to select PAPER HANDLING.
4. Press
to highlight TRAY 1 TYPE, TRAY 2 TYPE, or TRAY 3 TYPE.
5. Press
to select TRAY 1 TYPE, TRAY 2 TYPE, or TRAY 3 TYPE.
6. Press
or
7. Press
to select the paper type.
to highlight the desired paper type.
8. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
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Tray 1 custom paper
Use the ANY SIZE size setting when the paper on which you want to print does not exactly
match the size of the paper specified in the document you are printing. The printer will look
first for paper that exactly matches the document, and then it will look for and print from the
tray set to ANY SIZE or ANY TYPE.
Use the ANY CUSTOM setting when the size of the paper on which you want to print does
not exactly match the size of the paper specified in the document you are printing. The
printer will look for an exact size match. If it does not find an exact match to the custom size
specified, it will look in the tray set for ANY CUSTOM. Finally, the printer will look for and use
paper from a tray set to ANY SIZE.
There are two steps to set up custom paper. When both are completed, the display will return
to the PAPER HANDLING menu. Once a Custom size is set for a tray, it will be retained until
you change it in the control panel.
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2
y
x
1
1
2
X dimension
Y dimension
Unit of measure
1. Press
to highlight UNIT OF MEASURE.
2. Press
to select UNIT OF MEASURE.
3. Press
or
4. Press
to select the value.
to highlight the correct measurement.
X dimension
The X dimension is the width of the page as it feeds into the printer.
1. Press
to highlight X DIMENSION.
2. Press
to select X DIMENSION.
3. Press
or
to highlight the correct value.
4. Press to select the value. If the value entered is outside the the valid range, Invalid
value will appear for two seconds. The display prompts you to enter another value.
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Y dimension
The Y dimension is the length of the page as it feeds into the printer.
1. Press
to highlight Y DIMENSION.
2. Press
to select Y DIMENSION.
3. Press
or
to highlight the correct value.
4. Press to select the value. If the value entered is outside the valid range, Invalid value
will appear for two seconds. The display prompts you to enter another value.
Printing from Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
Tray 1 is a multipurpose tray that holds up to 100 sheets of paper or 10 envelopes. It
provides a convenient way to print envelopes, transparencies, custom-size paper, or other
types of paper without having to unload the other trays.
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Loading paper into Tray 1
CAUTION
Avoid adding print media to Tray 1 while the printer is printing, or jams can occur.
1. Open Tray 1.
Note
If printing on special media, such as envelopes, use Tray 1. See Printing envelopes from
Tray 1 for more information.
2. Slide out the tray extender and, if necessary, open the additional tray extender.
3. Slide the width guides slightly wider than the print media.
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4. Place print media into the tray with the side to be printed up, and the top, short edge in
first.
Note
If you are printing on two sides, see 2-sided (duplex) printing for loading instructions.
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5. Slide the paper width guides inward until they lightly touch the print media stack on both
sides without bending it. Make sure the print media fits under the tabs on the width
guides.
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CAUTION
Wait for the printer to finish printing before closing Tray 1 (optional). Closing the tray before
the printer finishes can cause jams.
6. If you are printing on special media, such as labels, envelopes, or heavy or light paper,
open the lower rear door (rear output bin) at the back of the printer. Extend the paper
extension tray.
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Printing envelopes from Tray 1
Many types of envelopes can be printed from Tray 1. Up to 10 envelopes can be stacked in
the tray. Printing performance depends on the construction of the envelope.
In the software, set margins at least 15 mm (0.6 inches) from the edge of the envelope.
CAUTION
Envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, exposed self-stick adhesives, or
other synthetic materials can severely damage the printer. To avoid jams and possible printer
damage, never try to print on both sides of an envelope. Before you load envelopes, make
sure they are flat, undamaged, and not stuck together. Do not use envelopes with pressuresensitive adhesive. To avoid jams, do not remove or insert envelopes during printing.
To load envelopes into Tray 1
1. Open Tray 1.
2. Slide out the tray extender and, if necessary, open the additional tray extender.
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3. Set the paper width guides.
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4. Load up to 10 envelopes in the center of Tray 1 with the side to be printed on facing up,
with the stamp area closest to the printer, and the short edge toward the printer. Slide the
envelopes into the printer as far as they will go without forcing them.
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5. Adjust the guides to touch the envelope stack without bending the envelopes. Make sure
the envelopes fit under the tabs on the guides.
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Printing envelopes
1. If Tray 1 is configured for a specific size, use the printer control panel to set the paper
size for Tray 1 to match the size envelope you are printing.
2. Specify Tray 1 or select the paper source by size in the printer driver.
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3. If your software does not automatically format an envelope, specify Landscape for page
orientation in your software application or printer driver. Use the guidelines in the table
that follows to set margins for return and destination addresses on Commercial #10 or
DL envelopes.
For envelopes of other sizes, adjust the margin settings appropriately.
Note
4. Select Print from the software application or printer driver.
Address type
Left margin
Top margin
Return
15 mm (0.6 inches)
15 mm (0.6 inches)
Destination
102 mm (4.0 inches)
51 mm (2.0 inches)
Printing from Tray 2 and Tray 3
Tray 2 holds up to 250 sheets of standard paper. Tray 2 adjusts for many sizes. Optional
Tray 3 holds up to 500 sheets of standard paper. Tray 3 attaches underneath Tray 2. Tray 3
accepts letter- and A4-size paper. When Tray 3 is properly installed, the printer detects it and
lists Tray 3 as a choice in the control panel CONFIGURE DEVICE menu.
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The paper path for Tray 3 passes through Tray 2. If either Tray 2 or Tray 3 is partially pulled
out or removed, paper from Tray 3 cannot feed into the printer. This causes the printer to
jam.
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Loading paper into Tray 2
CAUTION
To avoid jams, never add or remove a tray during printing.
1. Pull Tray 2 out of the printer and remove any paper.
2. Move the side width guides until the blue arrows on the width guides point to the size of
paper you are loading.
3. On the back of the tray, press the blue ridges and slide the length guides until the arrow
symbol points to the size you are loading.
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4. Load the paper into the tray. If this is special paper such as letterhead, load it with the
side to be printed down and the top edge toward the front of the tray.
Note
If you are duplex printing, see 2-sided (duplex) printing for loading instructions.
5. Push down on the stack of paper to lock the metal lift plate into place. Make sure that the
stack of paper is flat and that the paper is below the height tabs.
6. Slide the tray back into the printer.
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Loading paper into Tray 3
1. Pull the tray out of the printer and remove any paper.
2. Adjust the length guides. For letter-size paper, raise the blue rear stop. For A4-size
paper, lower the blue rear stop.
3. Adjust the width guides. For letter-size paper, press the center of the side width guides
outward as far as possible. For A4-size paper, press the blue ridges, on the outside of
the side width guides, inward as far as possible.
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4. Load the paper into the tray. If this is special paper, such as letterhead, load it with the
side to be printed down and the top edge toward the front of the tray.
Note
If you are duplex printing, see 2-sided (duplex) printing for loading instructions.
5. Make sure the stack of paper is flat in the tray at all four corners, and keep it below the
height tabs.
6. Slide the tray back into the printer.
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Printing on special media
Use these guidelines when printing on special types of media.
Transparencies
When printing on transparencies, use the following guidelines:
CAUTION
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Handle transparencies using the edges. Oils from your fingers deposited on the
transparency can cause print quality problems.
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Use only overhead transparencies recommended for use in this printer. Hewlett-Packard
recommends using HP Color LaserJet Transparencies with this printer. HP products are
designed to work together for optimum printing results.
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In either the software application or the printer driver, select TRANSPARENCY as the
media type, or print from a tray that is configured for transparencies.
Transparencies not designed for LaserJet printing will melt in the printer, causing damage to
the printer. Do not use transparencies designed for monochrome printing.
Glossy paper
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In either the software application or the driver, select Glossy as the media type, or print
from a tray that is configured for glossy paper.
Select Glossy for media weights up to 105 g/m2 (28 lb bond). Select Heavy glossy for
media weights up to 120 g/m2 (32 lb bond).
●
Note
Because this affects all print jobs, it is important to return the printer to its original settings
once the job has printed. See Configuring trays for more information.
Hewlett-Packard recommends using HP Color LaserJet Soft Gloss paper with this printer. HP
products are designed to work together for optimum printing results. If HP Color LaserJet Soft
Gloss paper is not used with this printer, print quality may be compromised.
Colored paper
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Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white xerographic paper.
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Pigments used must be able to withstand the printer’s fusing temperature of 190° C
(374° F) for 0.1 second without deterioration.
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Do not use paper with a colored coating that was added after the paper was produced.
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The printer creates colors by printing patterns of dots, overlaying and varying their
spacing to produce various colors. Varying the shade or color of the paper will affect the
shades of the printed colors.
Envelopes
Note
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Envelopes can be printed only from Tray 1. Set the tray’s media size to the specific envelope
size. See Printing envelopes from Tray 1.
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Adhere to the following guidelines to help ensure proper printing on envelopes and to help
prevent printer jams:
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Do not load more than 10 envelopes into Tray 1.
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The weight rating of envelopes should not exceed 90 g/m2 (24 lb bond).
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Envelopes should be flat.
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Do not use envelopes with windows or clasps.
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Envelopes must not be wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.
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Envelopes with peel-off adhesive strips must use adhesives that can withstand the heat
and pressures of the printer’s fusing process.
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Envelopes should be loaded face-down with the top of the envelope to the left, and the
short edge feeding into the printer first.
In high humidity environments, envelopes should be printed long-edge first to prevent them
from sealing during printing. For long-edge printing, envelopes should be loaded long edge
first, face down. See Printing envelopes from Tray 1 to change the printer driver’s envelope
orientation.
Note
Labels
In either the application or the printer driver, select Labels as the media type, or configure
Tray 1 for labels. See Configuring trays.
Note
When printing labels, use the following guidelines:
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Verify that the labels’ adhesive material can tolerate temperatures of 190° C (374° F) for
0.1 second.
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Verify that there is no exposed adhesive material between the labels. Exposed areas can
cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed adhesive
can also cause damage to printer components.
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Do not re-feed a sheet of labels.
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Verify that labels lie flat.
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Do not use labels that are wrinkled, bubbled, or otherwise damaged.
Heavy paper
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Any tray will print most heavy media that does not exceed 105 g/m2 (28 lb bond).
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Use cardstock only in Tray 1 (135 g/m2 to 216 g/m2; 50 to 80 lb cover).
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In either the software application or the printer driver, select HEAVY (106 g/m2 to 163 g/
m2; 28 to 43 lb bond) or CARDSTOCK (135 g/m2 to 216 g/m2; 50 to 80 lb cover) as the
media type, or print from a tray that is configured for heavy paper. Because this setting
affects all print jobs, it is important to return the printer back to its original settings once
the job has printed. See Configuring trays.
In general, do not use paper that is heavier than the media specification recommended for
this printer. Doing so can cause misfeeds, paper jams, reduced print quality, and excessive
mechanical wear. However, some heavier media, such as HP Cover Stock, can be safely
used.
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HP LaserJet Tough paper
When printing on HP LaserJet Tough paper, use the following guidelines:
CAUTION
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Handle HP LaserJet Tough paper using the edges. Oils from your fingers deposited on
HP LaserJet Tough paper can cause print quality problems.
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Use only HP LaserJet Tough paper with this printer. HP products are designed to work
together for optimum printing results.
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In either the software application or the printer driver, select TOUGH PAPER as the
media type, or print from a tray that is configured for HP LaserJet Tough paper.
Transparent media that are not designed for LaserJet printing will melt in the printer, causing
damage to the printer.
Preprinted forms and letterhead
When printing on preprinted forms and letterhead, observe the following guidelines for best
results:
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Forms and letterhead must be printed with heat-resistant inks that will not melt, vaporize,
or release hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s fusing temperature of
approximately 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second.
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Inks must be non-flammable and should not adversely affect any printer rollers.
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Forms and letterhead should be sealed in a moisture-proof wrapping to prevent changes
during storage.
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Before loading preprinted paper such as forms and letterhead, verify that the ink on the
paper is dry. During the fusing process, wet ink can come off of preprinted paper.
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When duplex printing on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, load preprinted forms
and letterhead into Tray 2 and Tray 3 first side up, top edge toward the back of the tray.
To load preprinted forms and letterhead into Tray 1, load them with the first side down,
bottom edge in first.
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When simplex (1-sided) printing, load preprinted forms and letterhead into Tray 2 and
Tray 3 face-up with the top edge of the page to the left. To load preprinted forms and
letterhead into Tray 1, place them in the tray with the side to be printed on facing up, and
top, short edge in first.
Recycled paper
This printer supports the use of recycled paper. Recycled paper must meet the same
specifications as standard paper. See the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media
Specification Guide. Hewlett-Packard recommends that recycled paper contain no more than
5 percent ground wood.
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2-sided (duplex) printing
The printer can print on both sides of the paper. If the printer is not equipped with automatic
2-sided printing, see Manual 2-sided printing.
Automatic 2-sided printing (available for the hp color
LaserJet 3700dn and 3700dtn printers)
You must specify automatic 2-sided printing options in your software application or in the
printer driver in order to print on both sides of the page.
Note
Perform the following to use automatic 2-sided printing:
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Verify that the printer driver is configured for 2-sided printing. (For instructions, see the
online Help for the printer driver.)
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Select the appropriate 2-sided printing options in the printer driver software. 2-sided
printing options include page and binding orientation.
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2-sided printing is not supported for certain media types, including transparencies, labels,
cardstock, and glossy film.
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For best results, avoid 2-sided printing with rough-textured, heavy-weight paper.
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When using 2-sided printing, load preprinted forms and letterhead into Tray 2 and Tray 3
first side up, top edge toward the back of the tray. To load pre-printed forms and
letterhead into Tray 1, load them with the first side down, bottom edge in first.
Control panel settings for automatic 2-sided printing
Many software applications allow you to change 2-sided printing settings. If your software
application or printer driver does not allow you to adjust 2-sided printing settings, you can
adjust these settings through the control panel. The factory default setting is OFF.
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Do not use 2-sided printing when printing on labels, transparencies, or glossy paper. Serious
damage to the printer may result.
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To enable or disable 2-sided printing from the printer control panel
Note
Changing settings for 2-sided printing through the printer control panel affects all print jobs.
Whenever possible, change settings for 2-sided printing through your software application or
printer driver.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to select PRINTING.
5. Press
to highlight DUPLEX.
6. Press
to select DUPLEX.
7. Press
or
8. Press
to set the value.
to select ON to enable 2-sided printing or OFF to disable 2-sided printing.
9. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
10. Select 2-sided printing from your software application or printer driver, if possible.
Note
To select 2-sided printing from the printer driver, the driver must first be properly configured.
(For instructions, see the online Help for the printer driver.)
Options for binding 2-sided printing jobs
Before printing a 2-sided document, use the printer driver to choose the edge on which you
will bind your finished document. Long-edge or book binding is the conventional layout used
in book binding. Short-edge or tablet binding is the typical calendar binding.
Note
The default binding setting is to bind on the long edge when the page is set up for portrait
orientation. To change to short-edge binding, click the Flip Pages Up check box.
Manual 2-sided printing
Note
The HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer does not have have automatic 2-sided (duplex)
printing.
If you want to print on two sides (duplex) on paper other than the supported sizes or weights
(for example, paper heavier than 105 g/m2 (28 lb) or very thin paper), or if your printer does
not support automatic 2-sided printing, you will have to go to the printer and reinsert the
paper manually after the first side has printed. You will also have to reinsert the paper
manually if you select either Correct Order for Rear Bin or Correct Order for Straight
Paper Path in the printer driver. Follow the instructions in the printer driver.
If you are using card stock or heavy paper, select Correct Order for Rear Bin in the printer
driver to avoid jams. Open the lower rear door (rear output bin).
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To manually print on two sides (duplex)
1. Insert enough paper into one of the trays to accommodate the print job. If you are loading
special paper such as letterhead, load it in one of the following ways:
For Tray 1, load the letterhead paper with the first side down, bottom in first.
For Tray 2 (250-sheet tray) or Tray 3 (500-sheet tray), load the letterhead paper with the
first side up, top edge toward the back of the tray.
2. Open the printer driver.
3. Select the appropriate size and type.
4. If printing on heavy paper or very thin paper, select Correct Order for Rear Bin or
Correct order for straight paper path in the printer driver. Open the lower rear door
(rear ouput bin).
5. On the Finishing tab, select Print on Both Sides (Manually).
6. Click OK.
7. Send the print job to the printer.
8. Go to the printer. When the MANUAL FEED prompt appears, remove any blank paper
from Tray 1. Insert the printed stack with the blank side up, top edge in first. You must
print the second side from Tray 1.
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Do not discard any blank sheets from the printed stack.
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9. If prompted by a message at the control panel, press .
Note
If total sheets exceed the Tray 1 capacity for manual duplex jobs, you must repeat steps 6
and 7 each time paper is inserted until the duplexing job is complete. Feed the top part of the
stack first.
10. If the print job does not print, go back to the printer and press CONTINUE.
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Special printing situations
Use these guidelines when printing on special types of paper.
Printing a different first page
Use the following procedure to print the first page of a document on a different paper type
than the rest of the document. For example, you can print the first page of a document on
letterhead paper and the rest on plain paper.
1. From your application or printer driver, specify a tray for the first page and another tray
for the remaining pages.
2. Load the special paper into the tray that you specified in step 1.
3. Load the paper for the remaining pages of the document into another tray.
4. Print the document.
You can also print on different paper by using the printer control panel or printer driver to set
the types of paper that are loaded in the trays and then selecting the first and remaining
pages by paper type.
Printing on custom-size paper
The printer supports single-sided printing and manual duplexing on custom-size paper.
Tray 1 supports paper sizes from 76 by 127 mm (3 by 5 inches) to 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14
inches).
When printing on custom-size paper, if Tray 1 is configured in the printer control panel as
TRAY X TYPE= ANY TYPE and TRAY X SIZE= ANY SIZE, the printer will print on whatever
paper is loaded in the tray.
Some software applications and printer drivers allow you to specify custom paper-size
dimensions. Be sure to set the correct paper size in both the page setup and print dialog
boxes. If your software does not allow this, specify the custom paper-size dimensions in the
Paper handling menu of the printer control panel. See Paper handling menu for more
information.
If your software application requires you to calculate margins for custom-size paper, see the
online Help for that application.
Stopping a print request
You can stop a print request by using the printer control panel or using your software
application. For instructions on how to stop a print request from a computer on a network,
see the online Help for the specific network software.
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To stop the current print job using the printer control panel
Press STOP on the printer control panel to pause the job that is currently printing. Press to
highlight Cancel Current Job. Press to cancel the job. To keep printing the job, press to
resume printing. If the print job is too far into the printing process, you may not have the
option to cancel it.
To stop the current print job using the software application
A dialog box will appear briefly on the screen, giving you the option to cancel the print job.
If several requests have been sent to the printer through your software, they might be waiting
in a print queue (for example, in Windows Print Manager). See the software documentation
for specific instructions on canceling a print request from the computer.
If a print job is waiting in a print queue (computer memory) or print spooler (Windows 98,
2000, XP, or Me), delete the print job there.
For Windows 98, 2000, XP, or Me, go to Start, Settings, and then Printers. Double-click the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 or 3700 printer icon to open the print spooler. Select the print job
you want to cancel, and then press Delete. If the print job is not cancelled, you might need to
shut down and restart the computer.
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Managing memory (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only)
This printer supports up to 448 MB of memory. You can add additional memory by installing
Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). To allow for memory expansion, the printer has three
DIMM slots, which accept 64, 128, or 256 MB of RAM each. For information about installing
memory, see Working with memory and print server cards.
The printer uses 168-pin, nonparity, synchronous DRAM memory modules. Extended data
output (EDO) DIMMs are not supported.
Note
If memory problems occur when you are printing complex graphics, you can make more
memory available by removing downloaded fonts, style sheets, and macros from printer
memory. Reducing the complexity of a print job from within an application can help avoid
memory problems.
Note
Be sure to update the printer configuration in the printer driver after adding memory.
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Managing the printer
This chapter describes how to manage the printer. The following topics are covered:
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Printer information pages
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Printer information pages
From the printer control panel, you can print pages that give details about the printer and its
current configuration. The procedures for printing the following information pages are
described here:
Note
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menu map
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configuration page
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supplies status page
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usage page (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
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demo page
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file directory (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
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PCL or PS font list (available on the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer)
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registration page
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paper path test page
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event log
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print quality troubleshooting page
Printer information pages for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer are available in
English only.
Menu map
To see the current settings for the menus and items available in the control panel, print a
control panel menu map.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. If PRINT MENU MAP is not highlighted, press
5. Press
or
until it is highlighted.
to select PRINT MENU MAP.
The message Printing... MENU MAP appears on the display until the printer finishes printing
the menu map. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the menu map.
You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference. The content of the
menu map varies, depending on the options currently installed in the printer. (Many of these
values can be overridden from the printer driver or software application.)
For a complete list of control panel menus and possible values, see Menu hierarchy.
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Configuration page
Use the configuration page to view current printer settings, to help troubleshoot printer
problems, or to verify installation of optional accessories, such as memory (DIMMs), paper
trays, and printer languages.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT CONFIGURATION.
5. Press
to select PRINT CONFIGURATION.
The message Printing... CONFIGURATION appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the configuration page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the
configuration page.
Note
If the printer is configured with EIO cards (for example, an HP Jetdirect print server) or an
optional hard disk drive, an additional configuration page will print that provides information
about those devices.
Supplies status page
The supplies status page illustrates the remaining life for the following printer supplies:
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print cartridges (all colors)
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transfer unit
●
fuser
To print the supplies status page
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to select INFORMATION.
3. Press
to highlight PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE.
4. Press
to select PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE.
The message Printing... SUPPLIES STATUS appears on the display until the printer
finishes printing the supplies status page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing
the supplies status page.
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for those supplies. For more information, see Non-hp print cartridges.
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Usage page (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
The usage page lists a page count for each size of paper that has passed through the printer.
This page count includes the number of pages that were printed on one side (simplexed), the
number that were printed on two sides (duplexed), and totals of the two printing methods for
each paper size. It also lists the average percentage of page coverage for each color.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to select INFORMATION.
3. Press
to highlight PRINT USAGE PAGE.
4. Press
to select PRINT USAGE PAGE.
The message Printing... USAGE PAGE appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the usage page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the usage page.
Demo
A demo page is a color photograph that demonstrates print quality. It is available through the
printer, and it is stored on the CD-ROM that came with the printer.
Note
This page can also be printed using the HP toolbox.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT DEMO.
5. Press
to select PRINT DEMO.
The message Printing... DEMO PAGE appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the demo page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the demo page.
File directory (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
The file directory page contains information for all installed mass storage devices. This option
does not appear if no mass storage devices are installed.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT FILE DIRECTORY.
5. Press
to select PRINT FILE DIRECTORY.
The message Printing... FILE DIRECTORY appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the file directory page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the file
directory page.
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PCL or PS font list (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700
series printer)
Use the font lists to see which fonts are currently installed in the printer. (The font lists also
show which fonts are resident on an optional hard disk accessory or flash DIMM.)
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT PCL FONT LIST or PRINT PS FONT LIST.
5. Press
to select PRINT PCL FONT LIST or PRINT PS FONT LIST.
The message Printing... FONT LIST appears on the display until the printer finishes printing
the font list page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the font list page.
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Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only)
When the printer is directly connected to a computer, use the HP toolbox to view web pages
for the printer status.
When the printer is connected to the network, the embedded Web server is automatically
available. You may access the embedded Web server from Windows 95 and later.
The embedded Web server allows you to view printer and network status and to manage
printing functions from your computer instead of from the printer control panel. Below are
examples of what you can do using the embedded Web server:
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view printer control status information
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set the type of paper loaded in each tray
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determine the remaining life on all supplies and order new ones
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view and change tray configurations
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view and change the printer control panel menu configuration
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view and print internal pages
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receive notification of printer and supplies events
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view and change network configuration
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view support content that is specific to the current state of the printer
To use the embedded Web server, you must have Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 and later or
Netscape Navigator 4 and later. The embedded Web server works when the printer is
connected to an IP-based network. The embedded Web server does not support IPX-based
or AppleTalk printer connections. You do not have to have Internet access to open and use
the embedded Web server.
To access the embedded Web server using a network
connection
In a supported Web browser on your computer, type the IP address for the printer in the
address/URL field. (To find the IP address, print a configuration page. For more information
about printing a configuration page, see Printer information pages.)
Note
Once you open the URL, you can bookmark it so that you can return to it quickly in the future.
1. The embedded Web server has three tabs that contain settings and information about
the printer: the Information tab, the Settings tab, and the Network tab. Click the tab that
you want to view.
2. See the following sections for more information about each tab.
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Information tab
The Information pages group consists of the following pages.
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Device Status. This page displays the printer status and shows the life remaining of
HP supplies, with 0 percent indicating that a supply is empty. The page also shows the
type and size of print paper set for each tray. To change the default settings, click
Change Settings.
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Configuration page. This page shows the information found on the printer Configuration
page.
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Supplies Status. This page shows the life remaining of HP supplies, with 0 percent
indicating that a supply is empty. This page also provides supplies part numbers. To
order new supplies, click Order Supplies in the Other Links area on the left side of the
window. To visit any website, you must have Internet access.
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Event log. This page shows a list of all printer events and errors.
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Usage page. This page shows a summary of the number of pages the printer has
printed, grouped by size and type.
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Device Information. This page also shows the printer network name, address, and
model information. To change these entries, click Device Information on the Settings
tab.
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Control Panel. Displays messages from the printers control panel, for example Ready or
PowerSave.
Settings tab
This tab allows you to configure the printer from your computer. The Settings tab can be
password protected. If this printer is networked, always consult with the printer administrator
before changing settings on this tab.
The Settings tab contains the following pages.
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Configure Device. Configure all printer settings from this page. This page contains the
traditional menus found on printers using a control panel display. These menus include
Information, Paper Handling, Configure Device, and Diagnostics.
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Alerts. Network only. Set up to receive e-mail alerts for various printer and supplies
events.
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E-mail. Network only. Used in conjunction with the Alerts page to set up incoming and
outgoing e-mail, as well as to set e-mail alerts.
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Security. Set a password that must be entered to gain access to the Settings and
Networking tabs. Enable and disable certain features of the embedded Web server.
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Other Links. Add or customize a link to another website. This link is displayed in the
Other Links area on all embedded Web server pages. These permanent links always
appear in the Other Links area: HP Instant Support™, Order Supplies, and Product
Support.
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Device Information. Name the printer and assign an asset number to it. Enter the name
and e-mail address for the primary contact who will receive information about the printer.
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Language. Determine the language in which to display the embedded Web server
information.
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Time Services. Allows time synchronization with a network time server.
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Networking tab
This tab allows the network administrator to control network-related settings for the printer
when it is connected to an IP-based network. This tab will not appear if the printer is directly
connected to a computer, or if the printer is connected to a network using anything other than
an HP Jetdirect print server card.
Other links
This section contains links that connect you to the Internet. You must have Internet access in
order to use any of these links. If you use a dial-up connection and did not connect when you
first opened the embedded Web server, you must connect before you can visit these
websites. Connecting might require that you close the embedded Web server and reopen it.
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HP Instant Support™. Connects you to the HP website to help you find solutions. This
service analyzes your printer error log and configuration information to provide diagnostic
and support information specific to your printer.
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Order Supplies. Click this link to connect to the HP website and order genuine
HP supplies, such as print cartridges and paper.
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Product Support. Connects to the support site for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer and the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer. Then, you can search for help
regarding general topics.
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Using the hp toolbox
The HP toolbox is a Web application that you can use for the following tasks:
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Check the printer status.
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Configure the printer settings.
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View troubleshooting information.
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View online documentation.
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Set up pop-up alerts (Windows only).
You can view the HP toolbox when the printer is directly connected to your computer or when
it is connected to a network. You must perform a complete software installation to use the
HP toolbox.
Note
You do not have to have Internet access to open and use the HP toolbox. However, if you
click a link in the Other Links area, you must have Internet access to go to the site
associated with the link. See Other links for more information.
Supported operating systems
The HP toolbox is supported for the following operating systems:
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Windows 98, 2000, Me, and XP
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Mac OS 10.2 or later
Supported browsers
To use the HP toolbox, you must have one of the following browsers:
Windows
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 or later
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Netscape Navigator 6 or later
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Opera Software ASA Opera™
Macintosh
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 or later
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Netscape Navigator 6 or later
All pages can be printed from the browser.
To view hp toolbox
On the Start menu, select Programs, and then HP toolbox. Double-click the Status Client
icon.
The HP toolbox opens in a Web browser.
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HP toolbox sections
The HP toolbox software contains the following sections:
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Status tab
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Troubleshooting tab
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Alerts tab
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Documentation tab
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Advanced Printer Settings window
Other links
Each page in the HP toolbox contains links to the HP website for product registration, product
support, and for ordering supplies. You must have Internet access to use any of these links.
If you use a dial-up connection and did not connect when you first opened the HP toolbox,
you must connect before you can visit these websites.
Status tab
The Status tab has links to the following main pages:
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Device Status. View printer status information. This page will indicate printer conditions,
such as a paper jam or an empty tray. After you correct a problem with the printer, click
the Refresh button to update the device status.
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Supplies Status. View detailed supplies status, such as the percentage of toner
remaining in the print cartridge and the number of pages printed with the current print
cartridge. This page also has links to order supplies and to find recycling information.
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Print Info. Print the configuration page and various other information pages that are
available for the printer, such as the supplies status page and the demo page.
Troubleshooting tab
The Troubleshooting tab provides links to various printer troubleshooting information, such as
how to clear a paper jam, how to resolve print quality problems, and how to resolve other
problems with the printer.
Alerts tab
The Alerts tab allows you to configure the printer to automatically notify you of printer alerts.
The Alerts tab has links to the following main pages:
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Set up status alerts
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Set up e-mail alerts (available for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer only)
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Administrative settings
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Set up status alerts page
On the Set up status alerts page, you can choose to turn alerts on or off, specify when the
printer should send an alert, and choose from two different types of alerts:
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a pop-up message
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a task bar icon
Click Apply to activate the settings.
Set up e-mail alerts page
On the Set up e-mail alerts page, you can set the e-mail addresses you want to have alerts
sent to, and specify what kind of alerts should go to which e-mail address. You can have up
to four e-mail destinations concerning the following alerts:
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supplies
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service
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paper path
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advisory
You must set up an SMTP server to send e-mail alerts.
Administrative settings page
On the Administrative settings page, you can set the frequency of how often the HP toolbox
checks for printer alerts. Three settings are available:
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once per minute (every 60 seconds)
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twice per minute (every 30 seconds)
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twenty times per minute (every 3 seconds)
If you want to reduce network I/O traffic, reduce the frequency that the printer checks for
alerts.
Documentation tab
The Documentation tab contains links to these information sources:
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User Guide. Contains the information about the printer usage, warranty, specifications,
and support that you are currently reading. The user guide is available in both HTML and
PDF format.
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Install Notes. Contains late-breaking information about the printer.
Advanced Printer Settings window
When you click the Advanced Printer Settings link, a new window opens. The Advanced
Printer Settings window has the following tabs:
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Information tab
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Settings tab
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Network tab
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Information tab
The Information tab provides quick links to the following information:
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Device status
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Configuration
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Supplies status
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Device information
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Event log
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Usage page (HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer only)
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Print Info pages
Settings tab
The Settings tab has links to several pages that allow you to view and change the printer’s
configuration.
Note
Software settings can override settings made in the HP toolbox.
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Configure Device. Configure all printer settings from this page. This page contains the
traditional menus found on printers using a control panel display. These menus include
Information, Paper Handling, Configure Device, and Diagnostics.
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Device Information. Name the printer and assign an asset number to it. Enter the name
and e-mail address for the primary contact who will receive information about the printer.
Network tab
The Network tab allows the network administrator to control network-related settings for the
printer when it is connected to an IP-based network. This tab will not appear if the printer is
directly connected to a computer, or if the printer is connected to a network using anything
other than an HP Jetdirect print server.
HP toolbox links
The HP toolbox links at the left of the screen provide links to the following options:
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Select a device. Select from all HP toolbox-enabled devices.
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View current alerts. View the current alerts for all set up printers. (You must be printing
to view current alerts.)
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Text only page. View HP toolbox as a site map linking to text-only pages.
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Color
This chapter describes how the printer provides great color printing. This chapter also
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Managing color
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Matching colors
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Using color
The HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer
offer great color printing as soon as you set up the printer. They provide a combination of
automatic color features to generate excellent color results for the general office user. Also,
the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer provides sophisticated tools for the professional
who is experienced with using color.
The HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer provide
carefully designed and tested color tables to provide smooth, accurate color rendition of all
printable colors.
HP ImageREt 2400
HP ImageREt 2400 is a technology that provides the best color print quality without having to
change printer driver settings or make trade-offs between print quality, performance, and
memory. ImageREt 2400 produces photorealistic images.
HP ImageREt 2400 has been improved for this printer. The improvements offer trapping
technologies, even greater control over dot placement, and more precise control of toner
quality in a dot. These new technologies, coupled with HP's multilevel printing process, result
in a 600-by-600 dpi printer that provides 2400 dpi color laser-class quality with millions of
smooth colors.
Paper selection
For the best color and image quality it is important to select the appropriate paper type from
the software printer menu or from the printer control panel. See Selecting paper.
Color options (available for the hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer)
Color options automatically enable optimal color output for diverse types of documents.
Color options use object tagging, which allows optimal color and halftone settings to be used
for different objects (text, graphics, and photos) on a page. The printer driver determines
which objects are used on a page and uses halftone and color settings that provide the best
print quality for each object. Object tagging, combined with optimized default settings,
produces great color out of the box.
In the Windows environment, the Automatic and Manual color options are on the Color tab
in the printer driver.
Standard red-green-blue (sRGB)
Standard red-green-blue (sRGB) is a world-wide color standard originally developed by
HP and Microsoft as a common color language for monitors, input devices (scanners and
digital cameras), and output devices (printers and plotters). It is the default color space used
for HP products, Microsoft operating systems, the World Wide Web, and most office software
sold today. The sRGB standard is representative of the typical Windows PC monitor today
and the convergence standard for high-definition television.
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Note
Factors such as the type of monitor you use and the room’s lighting can affect the
appearance of colors on your screen. For more information, see Matching colors.
The latest versions of Adobe PhotoShop®, CorelDRAW, Microsoft Office, and many other
applications use sRGB to communicate color. Most importantly, as the default color space in
Microsoft operating systems, sRGB has gained broad adoption as a means to exchange
color information between applications and devices using a common definition that ensures
typical users will experience greatly improved color matching. The sRGB standard improves
your ability to match colors between the printer, the PC monitor, and other input devices
(scanners and digital cameras) automatically, without the need to become a color expert.
Printing in four-colors [CMYK (available for the hp color
LaserJet 3700 series printer)]
Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK) are the inks used by a printing press. The process
is often called four-color printing. CMYK data files are typically used by and originate from
graphic arts (printing and publishing) environments. The printer will accept CMYK colors
through the PS printer driver. The printer color-rendering of CMYK is designed to provide
rich, saturated colors for text and graphics.
CMYK ink set emulation (PostScript only)
The printer’s color rendering of CMYK can be made to emulate several standard Offset Press
ink sets.
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Default. This selection is good for general purpose rendering of CMYK data. It is
designed to render photographs well, while at the same time providing rich saturated
colors for text and graphics.
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Specifications for Web Offset Publications (SWOP). Common ink standard in the U.S.
and other locations.
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Euroscale. Common ink standard in Europe and other locations.
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Dainippon Ink and Chemical (DIC). Common ink standard in Japan and other locations.
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Device. Emulation is turned off. To render photographs properly with this selection,
images require color management in the application or operating system.
Use the SWOP or EURO emulation of CMYK inks to achieve the best match of PANTONE®
four-color (4C) process colors from PANTONE®-certified applications, depending on the
swatch book used.
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Managing color
Setting color options to Automatic will typically produce the best possible print quality for
color documents. However, there may be cases when you want to print a color document in
grayscale (black and white) or wish to change one of the printer's color options.
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Using Windows, print in grayscale or change the color options using settings found on
the Color tab in the printer driver.
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Using a Macintosh computer, print in grayscale or change the color options using the
Color Matching pop-up menu in the Print dialog box.
Print in Grayscale
Selecting the Print in Grayscale option from the printer driver prints a document in black and
white. This option is useful for printing color documents that will be photocopied or faxed.
When Print in Grayscale is selected, the printer goes into monochrome mode (regardless of
what the COLOR/BLACK MIX setting is). This mode will reduce wear on the color cartridges.
Automatic or manual color adjustment
The Automatic color adjustment option optimizes the neutral gray color treatment, halftones,
and edge enhancements used for each element in a document. For more information, see
your printer driver online Help.
Note
Automatic is the default setting and is recommended for printing all color documents.
The Manual color adjustment option allows you to adjust the neutral gray color treatment,
halftones, and edge enhancements for text, graphics, and photographs. To access the
Manual color options, from the Color tab, select Manual, and then Settings.
Manual color options
Manual color adjustment allows you to adjust the Color (or Color Map) and Halftoning
options individually for text, graphics, and photographs.
Note
Some applications convert text or graphics to raster images. In these cases, the
Photographs settings will also control text and graphics.
Halftone options affect the resolution and clarity of your color output. You can select halftone
settings for text, graphics, and photographs independently. The two halftone options are
Smooth and Detail.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, the following options are available for the
Halftone setting:
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The Smooth option provides better results for large, solid-filled print areas. It also
enhances photographs by smoothing out fine color gradations. Choose this option when
uniform and smooth area fills are top priority.
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The Detail option is useful for text and graphics that require sharp distinctions among
lines or colors, or images that contain a pattern or a high level of detail. Choose this
option when sharp edges and details are top priority.
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The Neutral Grays setting determines the method used for creating gray colors used in text,
graphics, and photographs.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, the following options are available for the
Neutral Grays setting:
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Black Only generates neutral colors (grays and black) using only black toner. This
guarantees neutral colors without a color cast.
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4-Color generates neutral colors (grays and black) by combining all four toner colors.
This method produces smoother gradients and transitions to non-neutral colors, and it
produces the darkest black.
The Edge Control (for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer) setting determines how
edges are rendered. Edge control has two components: adaptive halftoning and trapping.
Adaptive halftoning increases edge sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color plane
misregistration by overlapping the edges of adjacent objects slightly.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, the following levels of edge control are
available:
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Maximum is the most aggressive trapping setting. Adaptive halftoning is on for this
setting.
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Normal is the default trapping setting. Trapping is at a medium level and adaptive
halftoning is on.
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Light sets trapping at a minimal level, and adaptive halftoning is on.
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Off turns off both trapping and adaptive halftoning.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer, the following levels are available:
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Maximum is the most aggressive trapping setting.
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Normal sets the trapping at a medium level.
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Light sets trapping at a minimal level.
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Off is the default trapping setting. Trapping is turned off.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, the following values are available for the RGB
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Default instructs the printer to interpret RGB color as sRGB. The sRGB standard is the
accepted standard of Microsoft and the World Wide Web Consortium
(http://www.w3.org).
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Vivid instructs the printer to increase the color saturation in the midtones. Less colorful
objects are rendered more colorfully. This value is recommended for printing business
graphics.
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Device instructs the printer to print RGB data in raw device mode. To render
photographs properly with this selection, you must manage image color in the application
or operating system.
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Matching colors
The process of matching printer output color to your computer screen is quite complex
because printers and computer monitors use different methods of producing color. Monitors
display colors by light pixels using an RGB (red, green, blue) color process, but printers print
colors using a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) process.
Several factors can influence your ability to match printed colors to those on your monitor.
These factors include:
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print media
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printer colorants (inks or toners for example)
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printing process (inkjet, press, or laser technology for example)
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overhead lighting
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personal differences in perception of color
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software applications
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printer drivers
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PC operating system
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monitors
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video cards and drivers
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operating environment (humidity for example)
Keep the above factors in mind when colors on your screen do not perfectly match your
printed colors.
For most users, the best method for matching colors on your screen to your printer is to print
sRGB colors.
Swatch book color matching (available for the hp color
LaserJet 3700 series printer)
The process for matching printer output to preprinted swatch books and standard color
references is complex. In general, you can obtain a reasonably good match to a swatch book
if the inks used to create the swatch book are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These are
usually referred to as process color swatch books.
Some swatch books are created from spot colors. Spot colors are specially created colorants.
Many of these spot colors are outside of the gamut (color range) of the printer. Most spot
color swatch books have companion process swatch books that provide CMYK
approximations to the spot color.
Most process swatch books will have a note on what process standards were used to print
the swatch book. In most cases, they will be SWOP, EURO, or DIC. To get optimal color
matching to the process swatch book, select the corresponding ink emulation from the printer
menu. If you cannot identify the process standard, use SWOP ink emulation.
For best matching of PANTONE® four-color (4C) process colors, use the SWOP or EURO
emulation for CMYK inks in the HP Color LaserJet 3700 PostScript emulation driver when
printing from PANTONE® -certified applications.
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Maintenance
This chapter describes ways to maintain your printer. The following topics are covered:
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Replacing supplies and parts
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Cleaning the printer
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Configuring e-mail alerts
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Managing supplies
Using, storing, and monitoring print cartridges can help ensure quality printer output.
Supplies life
The life of the print cartridge depends on usage patterns and the amount of toner that print
jobs require. For example, when printing text at 5 percent coverage, an HP print cartridge
lasts an average of 4,000 or 6,000 pages, depending on the printer model. (A typical
business letter is about 5 percent coverage.)
Cartridge life expectancy is reduced by frequently printing many 1- or 2-page jobs, heavy
coverage, and automatic duplexing. At any time, you can verify the life expectancy by
checking the print cartridge life. See Checking the print cartridge life for more information.
Approximate replacement intervals for supplies for the
hp color LaserJet 3500 series printer
The following table lists the estimated replacement intervals for supplies and the printer
control panel messages that prompt when to replace each item.
Item
Printer message
Page count
Approximate time
period1
Black cartridge
REPLACE BLACK
CARTRIDGE
6,000 pages2
6 months
4,000 pages2
4 months
Color cartridges
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
Image Transfer kit
REPLACE
TRANSFER KIT
60,000 pages3
60 months
Image Fuser kit
REPLACE FUSER KIT
60,000 pages3
60 months
1
Approximate life is based on 1,000 pages per month.
Approximate average A4-/letter-size page count based on approximately 5 percent
coverage of individual colors.
3
Usage conditions and print patterns may cause results to vary.
2
To order supplies online, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500.
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hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer
The following table lists the estimated replacement intervals for supplies and the printer
control panel messages that prompt when to replace each item.
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Item
Printer message
Page count
Approximate time
period1
Print cartridges
REPLACE BLACK
CARTRIDGE
6,000 pages2
4 months
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
Image Transfer kit
REPLACE
TRANSFER KIT
75,000 pages3
50 months
Image Fuser kit
REPLACE FUSER KIT
75,000 pages3
50 months
1
Approximate life is based on 1,500 pages per month.
Approximate average A4-/letter-size page count based on approximately 5 percent
coverage of individual colors.
3
Usage conditions and print patterns may cause results to vary.
2
To order supplies online, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700.
Checking the print cartridge life
You can check the print cartridge life using the printer control panel, the embedded Web
server, printer software, HP toolbox, or HP Web Jetadmin software. Check the supplies
gauge on the printer control panel for approximate supply levels.
Printer display
1
2
3
Message/Prompt area
Supplies gauge
Print cartridge colors from left to right: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow
For more precise levels, follow the instructions below to print a supplies status page.
Using the printer control panel to check print cartridge life
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to select INFORMATION.
3. Press
to highlight PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE.
4. Press
to print the supplies status page.
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Use the Supplies Status page, which is located on the Status tab.
Using the embedded Web server to check print cartridge life (for
network-connected printers)
1. In your browser, enter the IP address for the printer home page. This takes you to the
printer status page. See Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only).
2. On the left side of the screen click Supplies Status. This takes you to the supplies status
page, which provides print cartridge information.
The IP address is found on the printer's Jetdirect page, which is printed with the configuration
page. See Configuration page.
Note
Using HP Web Jetadmin
In HP Web Jetadmin, select the printer device. The device status page shows print cartridge
information.
Print cartridge storage
Do not remove the print cartridge from its package until you are ready to use it.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few
minutes, and do not touch the surface of the roller.
HP print cartridges
When you use a genuine new HP print cartridge (HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer part
numbers: Q2670A, Q2671A, Q2672A, and Q2673A; HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer
part numbers: Q2670A, Q2681A, Q2682A, and Q2683A), you can obtain the following
supplies information:
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percentage of supplies remaining
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estimated number of pages remaining
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number of pages printed
Non-hp print cartridges
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend use of non-HP print cartridges, either new or
remanufactured. Because they are not genuine HP products, HP cannot influence their
design or control their quality. Service or repair required as a result of using a non-HP print
cartridge will not be covered under the printer warranty.
If you use a non-HP print cartridge, HP cannot ensure the accuracy of certain features.
If the non-HP print cartridge was sold to you as a genuine HP product, see HP fraud hotline.
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Print cartridge authentication
The printer automatically authenticates the print cartridges when the cartridges are inserted
into the printer. During authentication, the printer will let you know whether a cartridge is a
genuine HP print cartridge.
If the printer control panel message states that this is not a genuine HP print cartridge and
you believe you purchased an HP print cartridge, see HP fraud hotline.
HP fraud hotline
Call the HP fraud hotline (1-877-219-3183, toll-free in North America) when you install an HP
print cartridge and the printer message says the cartridge is non-HP. HP will help determine if
the product is genuine and take steps to resolve the problem.
Your print cartridge might not be a genuine HP print cartridge if you notice the following:
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You are experiencing a high number of problems with the print cartridge.
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The cartridge does not look like it usually does (for example, the orange pull tab is
missing, or the packaging differs from HP packaging).
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Replacing supplies and parts
Carefully follow the guidelines in this section when replacing printer supplies or parts. The
transfer unit, fuser, and pickup roller are printer parts designed to last the lifetime of the
printer. However, if these parts become damaged, they should be replaced.
Locating supplies and parts
Supplies and parts are identified by labeling and blue plastic handles.
The following figure illustrates the location of each supply item and part.
Supply item and part locations
1
2
3
4
fuser
print cartridges
transfer unit
pickup roller
Supply replacement guidelines
To facilitate the replacement of supplies, keep the following guidelines in mind when setting
up the printer.
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Sufficient space is required above and in the front of the printer for removing supplies.
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The printer should be located on a flat, sturdy surface.
For instructions on installing supplies, see the installation guides provided with each supply
item or see more information for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer at
http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500 and for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer at
http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700.
CAUTION
Hewlett-Packard recommends the use of HP products in this printer. Use of non-HP products
may cause problems requiring service that is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard warranty or
service agreements.
Changing print cartridges
When a print cartridge approaches the end of useful life, the control panel displays a
message recommending that you order a replacement. The printer can continue to print
using the current print cartridge until the control panel displays a message instructing you to
replace the cartridge.
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The printer uses four colors and has a different print cartridge for each color: black (K), cyan
(C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y).
Replace a print cartridge when the printer control panel displays a REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE message. The control panel display also indicates the color that should be
replaced (unless a genuine HP cartridge is not currently installed).
Note
If all of the print cartridges wear out at the same time and you are printing mostly
monochrome (black and white), you should change the print mode to MOSTLY BLACK
PAGES. See System setup menu for more information.
To change the print cartridge
1. Lift the front door handle and pull down the front door.
CAUTION
Do not place anything on the transfer unit and do not touch the transfer unit, which is located
on the inside of the front door.
2. Remove the used print cartridge from the printer.
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3. Remove the new print cartridge from the bag. Place the used print cartridge in the bag for
recycling.
4. Grasp both sides of the print cartridge and distribute the toner by gently rocking the print
cartridge from side to side.
CAUTION
Do not touch the shutter or the surface of the roller.
5. Remove the orange shipping locks and the orange shipping tape from the new print
cartridge. Discard the shipping tape and shipping locks according to local regulations.
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6. Align the print cartridge with the tracks inside the printer, and using the handle, insert the
print cartridge until it is firmly seated.
7. Firmly close the front door.
After a short time, the control panel should display Ready.
Note
If a cartridge is in the wrong slot or the wrong type for the printer, the control panel will
display the message INCORRECT <COLOR> CARTRIDGE or INCORRECT SUPPLIES.
8. Installation is complete. Place the used print cartridge in the box in which the new
cartridge arrived. See the enclosed recycling guide for recycling instructions.
9. If you are using a non-HP print cartridge, check the printer control panel for further
instructions.
For additional help, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500 for the HP Color LaserJet 3500
series printer or to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700 for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer.
Replacing the transfer kit
Replace the transfer kit when the printer control panel displays a REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
message. The image transfer kit contains a replacement transfer unit for this printer.
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To replace the transfer unit
WARNING!
Remove any jewelry or any other metal items from your body to avoid electric shock.
1. Lift the front door handle and pull down the front door.
WARNING!
Do not place anything on the transfer unit. Do not touch the top of the transfer unit or the
contacts on the left side of the transfer unit.
2. Grasp the right blue handle. Press and hold down the blue button. Slightly lift the right
side of the transfer unit.
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3. Grasp the left blue handle and lift to remove the transfer unit from the printer.
Note
For information on how to properly dispose of the used transfer unit, go to http://www.hp.com/
recycle.
4. Using handles, remove the new transfer unit from the bag. Use the blue handles on both
sides to hold the transfer unit.
5. Place the new transfer unit on a flat surface. Remove the orange tape and orange
shipping locks.
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6. Guide the left side of the transfer unit into the front door of the printer. Insert the two pegs
on the left side into the holes, and then lower the right side into the door.
7. Make sure that the blue button on the right blue handle has released (popped up). If the
button has not released, grasp the right blue handle and pull the transfer unit toward you.
8. Firmly close the front door.
9. After the front door is closed, after a short time, the printer control panel displays the
message NEW TRANSFER KIT.
10. If the message NEW TRANSFER KIT appears, go to step 11. If the message does not
appear, you must reset the transfer unit count. See To reset the transfer unit count.
11. On the printer control panel, press to highlight YES, and then press
transfer unit count is reset and the printer is ready to use.
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Note
If the old transfer unit was not at end-of-life when it was replaced (for example, if it was
damaged), the transfer unit count must be reset using the printer control panel.
To reset the transfer unit count
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight RESETS.
5. Press
to select RESETS.
6. Press
to highlight RESET SUPPLIES.
7. Press
to select RESET SUPPLIES.
8. Press
to highlight NEW TRANSFER KIT.
9. Press
to select NEW TRANSFER KIT.
10. Press
to highlight YES.
11. Press
to select YES.
The transfer unit count is reset and the printer is ready to use.
Replacing the fuser and pickup roller
Replace the fuser and pickup roller when the printer control panel displays the message
REPLACE FUSER KIT. The image fuser kit contains a replacement fuser and a Tray 2
pickup roller for this printer. After replacing the fuser, you must also replace the pickup roller.
Instructions for replacing the pickup roller follow the instructions for replacing the fuser.
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To replace the fuser
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Open the lower rear door (rear output bin).
WARNING!
The fuser will be hot. Wait 10 minutes before proceeding.
3. Slide out the lower rear door (rear output bin) tray extender.
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4. Lift and pull the lower rear door (rear output bin) while using your finger to press the tab
with ridges on the left side of the door. Remove the lower rear door (rear output bin).
5. Place your thumbs on the blue ridges (near the warning label) and, using fingers, pull up
on the blue latches.
6. Pull the fuser out of the printer.
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For information on how to properly dispose of the used fuser, go to http://www.hp.com/
recycle.
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7. Remove the new fuser from the bag.
8. Hold the fuser with your thumbs on the blue ridges and fingers on the blue latches. Push
both sides of the fuser into the printer.
9. Press the black ridges on the front of the fuser until the fuser clicks into place.
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10. Rotate the green levers to the up position.
11. To reattach the lower rear door (rear output bin), hold the door at a 45º angle, and fit the
peg into the round hole on the right side.
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12. Press the ridges on the tab on the left side of the door, and fit the peg into the round
hole.
13. Close the lower rear door (rear output bin).
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After replacing the fuser, you must also replace the pickup roller. See To replace the pickup
roller for instructions.
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To replace the pickup roller
Note
The printer should still be turned off.
1. Remove Tray 2 and place it on a flat surface.
2. Use one finger to push on the blue side of the pickup roller until the peg comes out of the
right hole.
3. Pull down gently on the pickup roller to remove the left peg of the pickup roller from the
printer.
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4. Remove the new pickup roller from the bag.
Note
For information on how to properly dispose of the used pickup roller, go to
http://www.hp.com/recylce.
5. Hold the blue side of the pickup roller, and insert the left peg into the round hole in the
printer.
6. Push in on the pickup roller while lifting up on the right side of the pickup roller, so the pin
goes into the hole and clicks into place.
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7. Rotate the blue side of the pickup roller until it clicks into place.
8. Replace Tray 2.
9. Turn the printer on. After a short time, the printer control panel might display the
message NEW FUSER KIT.
10. If the message NEW FUSER KIT appears, go to step 11. If the message does not
appear, you must reset the fuser count. See To reset the fuser count.
11. On the printer control panel, press to highlight YES, and then press
fuser count is reset and the printer is ready to use.
to select it. The
To reset the fuser count
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight RESETS.
5. Press
to select RESETS.
6. Press
to highlight RESET SUPPLIES.
7. Press
to select RESET SUPPLIES.
8. Press
to highlight NEW FUSER KIT.
9. Press
to select NEW FUSER KIT.
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10. Press
to highlight YES.
11. Press
to select YES.
The fuser count is reset and the printer is ready to use.
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Cleaning the printer
During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the
printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems, such as toner specks or
smearing. This printer has a cleaning mode that can correct and prevent these types of
problems.
To clean the printer using the printer control panel
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT QUALITY.
5. Press
to select PRINT QUALITY.
6. Press
to highlight CREATE CLEANING PAGE.
7. Press
to select CREATE CLEANING PAGE.
A page with a pattern prints from the printer.
8. Remove all paper from Tray 1.
9. Remove the cleaning page and load it face-down in Tray 1.
Note
If you are not still in the MENUS, navigate to PRINT QUALITY using the above instructions.
10. At the printer control panel, press
11. Press
to highlight PROCESS CLEANING PAGE.
to select PROCESS CLEANING PAGE.
The printer control panel displays the message Cleaning.... The cleaning process takes
a few minutes.
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Configuring e-mail alerts
Note
If your host software does not support e-mail, this feature might not be available on the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer.
You can use HP Web Jetadmin or the embedded Web server to configure the system to alert
you of problems with the printer. The alerts take the form of e-mail messages to the e-mail
account(s) that you specify.
You can configure the following:
●
the printer(s) you want to monitor
●
the alerts you want to receive (for example, alerts for paper jams, paper out, supplies
status, and cover open)
●
the e-mail account(s) to which the alerts should be forwarded
Software
Information location
HP Web Jetadmin
See HP Web Jetadmin for general information
about HP Web Jetadmin.
See the HP Web Jetadmin Help system for
details on alerts and how to set them up.
Embedded Web server
See Using the embedded Web server (hp color
LaserJet 3700 series printer only) for general
information about the embedded Web server.
See the embedded Web server Help system for
details on alerts and how to set them up.
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Problemsolving
This chapter describes what to do if problems arise with your printer. The following topics are
covered:
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Basic troubleshooting checklist
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Control panel message types
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Control panel messages
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Paper jams
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Common causes of paper jams
●
Clearing paper jams
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Paper handling problems
●
Troubleshooting information pages
●
Printer response problems
●
Printer control panel problems
●
Color printing problems
●
Incorrect printer output
●
Software application problems
●
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Basic troubleshooting checklist
If you are experiencing problems with the printer, the following checklist can help identify the
cause of the problem:
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Is the printer connected to power?
●
Is the printer on?
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Is the printer in the Ready state?
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Are all necessary cables connected?
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Are any messages displayed on the control panel?
●
Was a genuine HP supply installed?
●
Were recently replaced print cartridges installed correctly? Was the pull tab on the
cartridge removed?
●
Were recently installed supply items (image fuser kit and image transfer kit) installed
correctly?
If you cannot find solutions to printer problems in this guide, see http://www.hp.com/support/
clj3500 for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer.
For additional information on installation and setup of the printer, see the Getting Started
Guide for this printer.
Factors affecting printer performance
Several factors affect the time it takes to print a job. Among these is maximum printer speed,
measured in pages per minute (ppm). Other factors that affect printing speed include the use
of special paper (such as transparencies, heavy paper, and custom-size paper), printer
processing time, and download time. Other factors include the following:
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the complexity and size of graphics
●
the speed of the computer you are using
●
for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 printer, the USB connection
●
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, the printer I/O configuration [network,
parallel, or USB 1.1(The parallel interface provides backward compatibility; however, a
USB or network connection is recommended to optimize performance.)]
●
the amount of printer memory installed
●
the network operating system and configuration (if applicable)
●
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, printer personality (PCL or PostScript 3
emulation)
Adding additional printer memory can resolve memory problems, improve how the printer
handles complex graphics, and improve download times, but it will not increase maximum
printer speed (ppm rating).
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Control panel message types
The control panel displays four types of messages that can indicate the status of or problems
with the printer.
Status messages
Status messages reflect the current state of the printer. They inform you of normal printer
operation and require no interaction to clear them. They change as the state of the printer
changes. Whenever the printer is ready, not busy, and has no pending warning messages,
the status message Ready is displayed if the printer is online.
Warning messages
Warning messages inform you of data and print errors. These messages typically alternate
with the Ready or Status messages and remain displayed until the button is pressed. If
CLEARABLE WARNINGS is set to JOB in the printer’s configuration menu, these messages
are cleared by the next print job.
Error messages
Error messages communicate that some action must be performed, such as adding paper or
clearing a paper jam.
Some error messages are auto-continuable. If AUTO CONTINUE=ON is set in the menus,
the printer will continue normal operation after displaying an auto-continuable error message
for 10 seconds.
Note
Any button pressed during the 10-second display of an auto-continuable error message will
override the auto-continue feature and the function of the button pressed will take
precedence. For example, pressing the STOP button will pause printing and offer the option
cancel the print job.
Critical error messages
Critical error messages inform you of a device failure. Some of these messages can be
cleared by turning the printer off and then on. These messages are not affected by the AUTO
CONTINUE setting. If a critical error persists, service is required.
The following table lists and describes control panel messages in alphabetical order.
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Control panel messages
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
Access Denied
An attempt has been made to modify a
menu item while the control panel
security mechanism is enabled by the
printer administrator. The message will
disappear shortly, and the printer will
return to Ready or BUSY state.
Contact the printer administrator to
change settings.
Calibrating...<TEST>
The printer is calibrating.
No action necessary.
Canceling...
The printer is in the process of canceling
a job. The message will continue to be
displayed while the job is stopped, the
paper path flushed, and any remaining
incoming data on the active data channel
is received and discarded.
No action necessary.
The lower rear door (rear output bin) was
opened during the automatic duplex job,
or the printer detected a paper size that
will not go through the auto-duplexer.
Close the lower rear door (rear output
bin) or load paper that is supported for
auto-duplexing. See Supported paper
weights and sizes
A 2-sided print job has been sent to the
printer while the lower rear door (rear
output bin) is open.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700dn and
3700dtn printer models only.
Checking paper path
The engine is turning its rollers to check
for possible paper jams.
No action necessary.
Checking printer
The engine is doing an internal test.
No action necessary.
CHOSEN PERSONALITY
The printer encountered a request for a
personality that did not exist in the
printer. The job is aborted and no pages
will be printed.
1.
Press
2.
Try a different driver.
CLOSE UPPER REAR DOOR
The upper rear door is open.
Close the upper rear door.
Cleaning...
The printer is in the process of cleaning.
No action necessary.
Clearing event log
This message is displayed while the
event log is cleared. The printer will back
up one screen to Service Menu upon
completion of printing the page.
No action necessary.
Clearing paper path
The printer jammed or detected
misplaced paper when turned on. The
printer is attempting to eject jammed
pages automatically.
No action necessary.
MENUS LOCKED
<JOB NAME>
CANNOT DUPLEX
CHECK REAR BIN
alternates with
CANNOT DUPLEX
CHECK PAPER
CANNOT DUPLEX
CLOSE REAR BIN
NOT AVAILABLE
alternates with
Close the lower rear door (rear output
bin).
to continue.
To continue press
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
CLOSE FRONT DOOR
The front door needs to be closed.
Close the front door.
Creating...
The printer is generating a cleaning
page. The printer returns to the Ready
state when the cleaning page is finished
printing.
1.
Press MENU to enter the menus.
2.
Load the cleaning page into Tray 1.
3.
Select PROCESS CLEANING
PAGE.
The printer received data and is waiting
for a form feed. When the printer
receives another file, the message
should disappear.
Press
Event Log Empty
SHOW EVENT LOG was selected from
the control panel, and the event log is
empty.
No action necessary.
FLASH DEVICE
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
1.
Printing may continue for jobs that
do not require the Flash DIMM.
A device failure has occurred on the
specified storage device.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
3.
If the message persists, remove and
re-install the Flash DIMM.
4.
If the message persists, replace the
Flash DIMM.
CLEANING PAGE
DATA RECEIVED
alternates with
Ready
FAILURE
alternates with
Ready
To clear press
Flash disk X
initializing
The new flash DIMM installed in slot X is
initializing.
to continue.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
No action necessary.
alternates with
DO NOT POWER OFF
FLASH FILE
OPERATION FAILED
alternates with
Ready
To clear press
FLASH FILE
SYSTEM IS FULL
alternates with
Ready
To clear press
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For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The printer received a PJL file system
command that attempted to perform an
illogical operation (for example, to
download a file to a non-existent
directory).
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The printer received a PJL file system
command that attempted to store
something on the file system but was
unsuccessful because the file system is
full.
1.
Printing may continue.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
3.
If the message reappears, there
might be a problem with the software
application.
1.
Use HP Web Jetadmin software to
delete files from the Flash Memory
and try again.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
See HP Web Jetadmin for more
information.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
FLASH IS
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
1.
To enable writing to the Flash
Memory, turn off write protection
using HP Web Jetadmin.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, turn the printer off and then
back on.
WRITE PROTECTED
alternates with
The file system is protected and no new
files can be written to it.
Ready
To clear press
Genuine HP
See HP Web Jetadmin for more
information.
A new HP cartridge has been installed.
The printer returns to the Ready state
after approximately 10 seconds.
No action necessary.
DESIGNED FOR <PROD>
This genuine HP supply was not
designed for this printer and is not
supported. Print quality might be
affected.
Replace this supply with a genuine HP
supply designed for this printer.
Incorrect
Access to the menu is restricted.
Contact the network administrator.
INCORRECT <COLOR>
A color cartridge is installed in an
incorrect slot or the cartridge is the wrong
type, and the cover is closed.
Press
supplies installed
GENUINE HP SUPPLIES
CARTRIDGE
alternates with
For status press
or
See Changing print cartridges for more
information.
For help press ?
INCORRECT SUPPLIES
for help.
At least one supply item is incorrectly
positioned in the printer and another
supply item is missing, incorrectly placed,
out, or low.
Press
and then press
or
See Replacing supplies and parts for
more information.
Initializing
This message is displayed when the
printer is turned on, as soon as the
individual tasks begin initialization.
No action necessary.
Initializing
This message is displayed when the
printer is turned on to show that
permanent storage is being made ready
for use.
No action necessary.
The cartridge is either not installed or not
correctly installed in the printer.
Press
permanent storage
INSTALL <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
alternates with
For help press ?
for help.
or
See Changing print cartridges for more
information.
For help press ?
INSTALL FUSER
for help.
The fuser is either not installed or not
correctly installed in the printer.
Press
for help.
or
See Replacing the fuser and pickup roller
for more information.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
INSTALL SUPPLIES
At least one supply item is missing or is
not correctly seated in the printer and
another supply item is missing,
incorrectly placed, out, or low. Insert the
supply item or make sure the installed
supply item is fully seated.
Press
For status press
INSTALL TRANSFER
UNIT
The transfer unit is either not installed or
not correctly installed in the printer.
alternates with
<TYPE> <SIZE>
for help.
or
See Supply replacement guidelines for
more information.
Press
for help.
or
See Replacing the transfer kit for more
information.
For help press ?
LOAD TRAY X
and then press
Tray X is either empty or configured for a
type and size other than what is specified
in the job.
alternates with
Press
for help.
or
Press to print from another tray. See
Configuring trays for more information.
To use another
tray press
LOAD TRAY X
<TYPE> <SIZE>
Tray X is either empty or configured for a
type and size other than specified in the
job. No other tray is available.
alternates with
program X
alternates with
DO NOT POWER OFF
MANUALLY FEED
OUTPUT STACK
alternates with
for help.
or
See Configuring trays for more
information.
For help press ?
Loading
Press
Programs and fonts can be stored on the
printer file system and are loaded into
RAM when the printer is turned on. The
number X specifies a sequence number
indicating the current program being
loaded.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The first side of a manual 2-sided print
job has been printed and the printer is
waiting for the output stack to be inserted
for the second side to be printed.
Take the output stack out of the output
bin and reinsert it in Tray 1 to print the
second side of the 2-sided print job. See
Manual 2-sided printing for more
information.
Paper is in Tray 1, but a job sent requires
a specific paper type and size that is not
currently available.
Press
Then press to
No action necessary.
print second sides
If no paper is in the manual feed
tray:
MANUALLY FEED
See Configuring trays for more
information.
To continue press
<TYPE> <SIZE>
alternates with
For help press ?
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for help.
or
alternates with
MANUALLY FEED
or
Press
<TYPE> <SIZE>
to print from the tray.
Tray 1 is empty and no other tray is
available.
Press
for help.
or
See Configuring trays for more
information.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
MANUALLY FEED
There is no paper in the tray and a print
job sent requires a specific paper type
and size that is not currently available
through Tray 1.
Press to print from another tray. See
Configuring trays for more information.
<TYPE> <SIZE>
alternates with
or
Press
To use another
for help.
tray press .
Moving solenoid
alternates with
The printer is executing a Component
Test and the component selected is
Solenoid.
No action necessary.
The printer is executing a Component
Test and the components selected are
Solenoid and Motor.
No action necessary.
A new supply has been installed that is
not made by HP. This message is
displayed until an HP supply is installed
or is pressed.
If you believe you purchased an
HP supply, please call the HP fraud
hotline at 1-877-219-3183.
To exit press
STOP key
Moving solenoid
and motor
alternates with
To exit press
STOP key
NON HP SUPPLY
DETECTED
alternates with
For help press ?
Service or repairs required as a result of
using non-HP supplies is not covered
under HP warranty.
To continue printing, press . The first
pending job will be cancelled.
NON HP SUPPLY
IN USE
The printer has detected that a nonHP supply is currently installed and
(override) was pressed.
alternates with
Service or repairs required as a result of
using non-HP supplies is not covered
under HP warranty.
Ready
ORDER <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
alternates with
If you believe you purchased an
HP supply, please call the HP fraud
hotline at 1-877-219-3183.
The identified print cartridge is nearing
the end of its useful life. The printer is
ready and will continue for the estimated
number of pages indicated.
Ready
Order the identified print cartridge.
Printing will continue until REPLACE
<COLOR> CARTRIDGE is shown.
Note
Estimated pages remaining is based
upon historical page coverage with this
supply of one percent.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
ORDER FUSER KIT
alternates with
Ready
For help press ?
The fuser is near end of life. The printer
is ready and will continue for the
estimated number of pages indicated.
Order the fuser kit. Printing can continue
until REPLACE FUSER KIT is shown.
or
Press
for help.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
ORDER SUPPLIES
More than one supply item is low.
1.
Press to identify which supplies
should be ordered.
2.
Order the identified supplies. Printing
can continue until REPLACE
SUPPLIES is reached.
alternates with
Ready
or
Press
for help.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
ORDER TRANSFER KIT
alternates with
Ready
For help press ?
Paused
The number of pages remaining for the
transfer unit has reached the low
threshold, and the SUPPLIES LOW
setting in SYSTEM SETUP is set to
STOP.
Order the transfer kit. Printing can
continue until REPLACE TRANSFER
KIT is reached.
Press
for help.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
The printer has paused.
Press the STOP key to resume printing.
The printer is performing a Paper Path
Test.
No action necessary.
A firmware upgrade is in process.
No action necessary. Do not turn off the
printer.
please wait
The printer is in the process of clearing
data.
No action necessary.
Powersave on
The printer is in the Powersave mode.
Any button press or the receipt of data
will clear PowerSave and execute the
action.
No action necessary. The printer will
automatically exit Powersave.
Printing...
The printer is generating the
configuration page. The printer will return
to the online Ready state when the page
is completed. No action necessary.
No action necessary.
alternates with
To return to Ready
press the STOP key
Performing...
PAPER PATH TEST
Performing
upgrade
CONFIGURATION
Printing...
DEMO PAGE
Printing...
EVENT LOG
Printing...
FILE DIRECTORY
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The printer is generating the demo page. No action necessary.
The printer will return to the online Ready
state when the page is completed.
The printer is generating the event log
page. The printer will return to the online
Ready state when the page is
completed.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The printer is generating the mass
storage directory page. The printer will
return to the Ready state when the page
is completed.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
No action necessary.
No action necessary.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
Printing...
The printer is generating either the PCL
or PS personality typeface list. The
printer will return to the Ready state
when the page is completed.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
FONT LIST
Printing...
MENU MAP
Printing...
PQ troubleshooting
Printing...
REGISTRATION PAGE
PRINTING STOPPED
To continue press
Printing...
SUPPLIES STATUS
Printing...
USAGE PAGE
No action necessary.
The printer is generating the printer menu No action necessary.
map. The printer will return to the Ready
state when the page is completed.
The printer is generating the print quality
troubleshooting pages. The printer will
return to the Ready state when the
pages are printed.
Follow the instructions on the printed
pages.
The printer is generating the registration
page. The printer will return to the SET
REGISTRATION menu when the page is
completed.
Follow the instructions on the printed
pages.
This message is displayed when a Print/
Stop Test is run and the time expires.
Press
The printer is generating the supplies
status page. The printer will return to the
online Ready state when the page is
completed.
No action necessary.
to continue printing.
The printer is generating the usage page. For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
The printer will return to the online Ready printer only.
state when the page is completed.
No action necessary.
Processing...
This message precedes all other
processing tasks, or appears when the
printer receives non-printable data.
No action necessary.
Processing...
The printer has experienced a period of
heavy use. To maintain a supported
operating temperature, the printer will
print and pause in one-minute intervals.
No action necessary.
The printer is currently processing a job
but is not yet picking pages. When paper
motion begins, this message will be
replaced by a message that indicates
which tray the job is being printed from.
No action necessary.
The printer is actively processing a job
from the designated tray.
No action necessary.
INTERMITTENT MODE
alternates with
To avoid intermittent mode in the future,
reduce the amount of heavy use.
For help press ?
Processing...
<JOB NAME>
Processing...
<JOB NAME>
alternates with
from tray X
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
RAM DISK DEVICE
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
1.
Printing may continue for jobs that
do not require the RAM disk.
A device failure has occurred on the
specified storage device.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
The new RAM disk installed in slot X is
initializing.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
FAILURE
alternates with
Ready
To clear press
RAM DISK X
Initializing
No action necessary.
alternates with
DO NOT POWER OFF
RAM DISK FILE
OPERATION FAILED
alternates with
Ready
To clear press
RAM DISK FILE
SYSTEM IS FULL
alternates with
Ready
To clear press
RAM DISK IS
WRITE PROTECTED
alternates with
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The printer received a PJL file system
command that attempted to perform an
illogical operation (for example, to
download a file to a non-existent
directory).
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The printer received a PJL file system
command that attempted to store
something on the file system but was
unsuccessful because the file system is
full.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
The file system is protected and no new
files can be written to it.
Ready
Printing may continue.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
3.
If the message reappears, there
might be a problem with the software
application.
1.
Use HP Web Jetadmin software to
delete files from the RAM disk
memory and try again.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
See HP Web Jetadmin for more
information.
1.
To enable writing to the RAM disk
memory, turn off write protection
using HP Web Jetadmin.
2.
To remove this message from the
display, press .
See HP Web Jetadmin for more
information.
To clear press
Ready
1.
The printer is online and ready for data.
No status or device attendance
messages are pending at the display.
No action necessary.
Ready
The printer is online and ready for data.
No status or device attendance
messages are pending at the display.
No action necessary.
Receiving
A firmware upgrade is in progress.
Do not turn the printer off until the printer
returns to Ready.
Diagnostics mode
alternates with
To exit press
Cancel Job key
upgrade
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
RELOAD TRAY X
The transparency currently loaded might
not be supported.
CAUTION
TRNSPRNCY <SIZE>
alternates with
Verify transparency
meets specification
Use only transparencies specified for use
with HP Color LaserJetprinters. Noncompatible transparencies can damage
the printer. See the HP LaserJet Printer
Family Print Media Specification Guide.
1.
Remove all non-compatible
transparencies from Tray X.
2.
Load compatible transparencies in
Tray 1.
See Printing on special media for more
information.
REMOVE ALL
PRINT CARTRIDGES
The printer is executing a Component
Test.
Remove all print cartridges.
The printer is executing a Disable
Cartridge Check or Component Test.
Remove one print cartridge.
The identified print cartridge has reached
the end of life. Printing will not continue
until the cartridge is replaced.
Press
alternates with
After diagnostics are complete, reinstall
all print cartridges.
To exit press
Cancel Job key
REMOVE AT LEAST ONE
PRINT CARTRIDGE
alternates with
After the test is complete, reinstall the
print cartridge.
To exit press
Cancel Job key
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
alternates with
for help.
or
See Changing print cartridges or
Replacing supplies and parts for more
information.
For help press ?
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
alternates with
To continue press .
The identified print cartridge is nearing
the end of its useful life and the
SUPPLIES LOW setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to STOP. To override,
press .
1.
Order the identified print cartridge.
2.
Press
to continue.
or
Press
for help.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
REPLACE FUSER KIT
For help press ?
The fuser kit is at end of life.
Press
for help.
or
See Replacing the fuser and pickup roller
for more information.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
REPLACE FUSER KIT
The fuser is near end of life and the
SUPPLIES LOW setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to STOP.
1.
Order the fuser kit.
2.
Press to continue printing. Printing
can continue until REPLACE
FUSER KIT is reached.
alternates with
To continue press
or
Press
for help.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
REPLACE SUPPLIES
alternates with
At least one supply item is out and needs
to be replaced and another supply item is
either out or low.
For status press
1.
Press to identify which supplies
should be replaced.
2.
Press
for help.
or
See Replacing supplies and parts for
more information.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
REPLACE SUPPLIES
alternates with
More than one supply item is low, and
the SUPPLIES LOW setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to STOP.
To continue press
1.
Press to identify which supplies
should be ordered.
2.
Order the identified supplies.
3.
Press
to continue printing.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
The transfer unit is at end of life.
For help press ?
Press
for help.
or
See Replacing the transfer kit for more
information.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
alternates with
The transfer unit is near end of life and
the SUPPLIES LOW setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to STOP.
please wait
Resend
upgrade
Restoring
Order the transfer kit.
2.
Press
to continue printing.
See Supplies and accessories for more
information.
To continue press
Request accepted
1.
The printer has accepted a request to
print an internal page, but the current job
must finish printing before the internal
page will print.
No action necessary.
The firmware upgrade was not completed Attempt upgrade again. You might need
successfully.
to use the parallel port to send the
upgrade file.
The printer is restoring factory settings.
No action necessary.
The printer is restoring settings.
No action necessary.
factory settings
Restoring...
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
Resetting Kit Count
YES was selected in the RESET
SUPPLIES menu to reset the counts for
any of the supplies that cannot be
detected as new.
No action necessary.
Rotating <COLOR>
A component test is in progress; the
component selected is <color>
Cartridge motor.
Press STOP when ready to stop this test.
The printer is executing a Component
Test and the component selected is
Rotating <COLOR>.
Press STOP when ready to stop this test.
Setting saved
A menu selection has been saved.
No action necessary.
Tray X
The printer is reporting the current
configuration of Tray X.
No action necessary.
The printer has detected that a non-HP
supply is currently installed and
(override) was pressed.
If you believe you purchased an
HP supply, please call the HP fraud
hotline at 1-877-219-3183.
motor
alternates with
To exit press
STOP key
Rotating motor
alternates with
To exit press
STOP key
<TYPE> <SIZE>
See Configuring trays for more details.
alternates with
To change size or
type press
UNAUTHORIZED SUPPLY
IN USE
alternates with
Service or repairs required as a result of
using non-HP supplies are not covered
under HP warranty.
Ready
UNSUPPORTED DATA ON
<FS> DIMM IN SLOT X
The data on the DIMM is not supported
(although the DIMM itself may be
supported).
alternates with
Press
to clear this message.
or
Press SELECT to continue printing.
To clear press
USE TRAY X
<TYPE> <SIZE>
The printer is offering a selection of
alternate paper to use for the print job.
1.
If desired, use and to highlight
a different size or type, and then
press to select the size or type.
2.
Press to return to the previous
size or type.
See Configuring trays for more
information.
Wait for printer
to reinitialize
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Settings have been changed before the
printer automatically restarts, or external
device modes have changed.
No action necessary.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
10.92.YYSUPPLY
The printer cannot read or write to at
least one print cartridge memory tag, or
at least one memory tag is missing.
1.
Open and close the front door.
2.
If the error persists, contact
HP Support.
A new supply has been installed that is
not made by HP. This message is
displayed until an HP supply is installed
or is pressed.
If you believe you purchased an
HP supply, please call the HP fraud
hotline at 1-877-219-3183.
MEMORY ERROR
For help press ?
10.XX.YY
UNAUTHORIZED SUPPLY
alternates with
For help press ?
Service or repairs required as a result of
using non-HP supplies are not covered
under HP warranty.
To continue printing, press . The first
pending print job will be cancelled.
10.92.YY CARTRIDGES
The cartridges are not engaged.
Open and close the front door to fully
engage the cartridges.
There is a jam inside the lower rear door
(rear output bin) behind the fuser.
If the printer is unable to clear the jam
automatically, see Clearing paper jams.
NOT ENGAGED
alternates with
Open and close
front door.
13.XX.YY FUSER JAM
LOWER REAR DOOR
or
alternates with
Press
For help press ?
for help.
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
13.XX.YY JAM INSIDE
There is a jam inside the front door.
Press
for help.
FRONT DOOR
or
alternates with
See Clearing paper jams.
For help press ?
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
Note
If Jam Recovery: OFF some pages will
not be reprinted. Re-send the missing
pages.
13.XX.YY JAM INSIDE
FRONT DOOR
alternates with
REMOVE INCOMPATIBLE
TRANSPARENCIES
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There is a jam inside the front door
caused by incompatible transparencies.
Press
for help.
or
See Clearing paper jams for more
information.
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact HP
Support.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
13.XX.YY JAM
There is a jam in the duplex path.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700dn and
3700dtn printer models only.
REMOVE TRAY 2
Press
alternates with
for help.
or
For help press ?
See Clearing paper jams.
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
Note
If Jam Recovery: OFF some pages will
not be reprinted. Re-send the missing
pages.
13.XX.YY JAM INSIDE
LOWER REAR DOOR
A page is jammed in the lower rear door
(rear output bin).
Press
for help.
or
alternates with
See Clearing paper jams.
Clear jam then press
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
13.XX.YY JAM INSIDE
UPPER REAR DOOR
alternates with
There is a jam inside the upper rear door,
the upper rear door was opened during
printing, or the door has been left open
and a print job was sent to the printer.
Close the upper rear door. Press
help.
for
or
See Clearing paper jams.
Clear jam then press
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
13.XX.YY JAM IN
TRAY 1
A page is jammed in the multipurpose
tray.
Press
for help.
or
alternates with
See Clearing paper jams.
For help press ?
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
Clear jam then press
Note
If Jam Recovery: OFF some pages will
not be reprinted. Re-send the missing
pages.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
13.XX.YY JAM IN
A page is jammed in Tray X.
Press
for help.
TRAY X
or
alternates with
See Clearing paper jams.
For help press ?
If the message persists after clearing all
pages and exiting Help, contact
HP Support.
Clear jam then press
Note
If Jam Recovery: OFF some pages will
not be reprinted. Re-send the missing
pages.
20 INSUFFICIENT
MEMORY
The printer has received more data from
the computer than fits in available
memory.
1.
Press
to continue printing.
Note
alternates with
A loss of data will occur.
For help press ?
2.
Reduce the complexity of the print
job to avoid this error.
3.
Adding memory to the printer may
allow printing of more complex
pages.
1.
Press
To continue press
22 EIO X
BUFFER OVERFLOW
The printer EIO card in slot X has
overflowed its I/O buffer during a busy
state.
to continue printing.
Note
alternates with
A loss of data will occur.
To continue press
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only when an EIO device is
installed.
22 PARALLEL I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
The printer’s parallel buffer has
overflowed during a busy state.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
1.
alternates with
Press
to continue printing.
Note
To continue press
A loss of data will occur.
2.
22 SERIAL I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
alternates with
To continue press
The printer serial buffer has overflowed
during a busy state.
If the message persists after exiting
Help, contact HP Support.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only when an EIO device is
installed.
1.
Press
to continue printing.
Note
A loss of data will occur.
2.
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HP Support.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
22 USB I/O
The printer's USB buffer has overflowed
during a busy state.
1.
BUFFER OVERFLOW
Press
to continue printing.
Note
alternates with
A loss of data will occur.
To continue press
2.
40 BAD SERIAL
TRANSMISSION
A serial data error (parity, framing, or line
overrun) has occurred while the printer
was receiving data.
alternates with
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
1.
Press
to continue printing.
Note
To continue press
A loss of data will occur.
2.
40 EIO X BAD
TRANSMISSION
A connection with the card in EIO slot X
has been abnormally broken.
To continue press
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only when an EIO device is
installed.
1.
Press
to continue printing.
Note
A loss of data will occur.
41.3 UNEXPECTED
SIZE IN TRAY X
Paper is loaded that is longer or shorter
in the feed direction than the size
configured for the tray.
alternates with
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Load the paper as instructed.
2.
Press
3.
If the incorrect size was selected,
press STOP to cancel the job or press
for help.
4.
If the incorrect tray was selected,
press Stop to cancel the job.
5.
Configure the trays correctly and
resend the job.
LOAD TRAY X
<TYPE> <SIZE>
to print.
Ensure all trays are configured correctly
before printing again. See Configuring
trays for more information.
41.5 UNEXPECTED
TYPE IN TRAY X
alternates with
The printer senses a different paper type
in the paper path than what is configured
in the tray.
1.
Load the paper as instructed.
2.
Press
3.
If the incorrect type was selected,
press STOP to cancel the job or press
for help.
4.
Configure the trays correctly and
resend the job.
LOAD TRAY X
<TYPE> <SIZE>
to print.
Ensure all trays are configured correctly
before printing again. See Configuring
trays for more information.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
41.X
A printer error has occurred.
1.
Press to continue or press
more information.
2.
If the message persists after exiting
help, turn the printer off and then
back on.
3.
If the message still persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Turn the printer off.
2.
Verify the fuser is properly installed
and fully seated.
3.
Turn on the printer.
4.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Press
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Press
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
To continue press
49.XXXX
A critical firmware error has occurred.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
for
To continue
turn off then on
50.X FUSER ERROR
A fuser error has occurred.
For help press ?
51.XY
A printer error has occurred.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
To continue
to continue.
turn off then on
52.XY
PRINTER ERROR
A printer error has occurred.
alternates with
To continue
to continue.
turn off then on
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
53.XX.X CHECK
An error occurred in some memory of the
printer.
1.
Press STOP.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP support.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP support.
1.
Press
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
RAM/ROM MEMORY
Values of X, Y, and ZZ are:
X DIMM Type
0 ROM
1 RAM
Y Device Location
0 On board RAM/ROM
1 DIMM Slot 1
2 DIMM Slot 2
3 DIMM Slot 3
ZZ Error Number
0 Unsupported memory
1 Unrecognized memory
2 Unsupported memory size
3 Failed RAM test
4 Exceeded maximum RAM size
5 Exceeded maximum ROM size
6 Invalid DIMM speed
54.X PRINTER
A printer command error has occurred.
ERROR
55.X
A printer command error has occurred.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
To continue
to continue.
turn off then on
57.X
A printer fan error has occurred.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
To continue
turn off then on
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
59.X
A printer motor error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
To continue
Note
turn off then on
62 NO SYSTEM
64 PRINTER ERROR
This message might also appear if the
transfer unit is missing or incorrectly
installed. Ensure that the transfer unit is
correctly installed.
No system was found.
Scan buffer error.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Press
2.
For 68.0 errors, turn the printer off
and then back on.
3.
If a 68.0 error persists, contact
HP Support.
4.
For 68.1 errors, use the HP Web
Jetadmin software to delete files
from the disk drive.
5.
For 68.1 errors that persist, contact
HP Support.
1.
Press
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support.
1.
Press
2.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
3.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support.
For help press ?
alternates with
To continue
turn off then on
68.X PERMANENT
alternates with
A non-volatile storage device is full.
Press to clear the message. Printing
can continue, but there could be
unexpected behavior.
To continue press
X Description
STORAGE FULL
1 for removable disk (flash or hard)
0 for onboard NVRAM
68.X PERMANENT
alternates with
A non-volatile storage device is full.
Press to clear the message. Printing
can continue, but there could be
unexpected behavior.
To continue press
X Description
STORAGE WRITE FAIL
to continue.
to continue.
0 for onboard NVRAM
1 for removable disk (flash or hard)
68.X STORAGE ERROR
SETTINGS CHANGED
alternates with
To continue press
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One or more printer settings saved in the
non-volatile storage device is invalid and
has been reset to its factory default.
Press to clear the message. Printing
can continue, but there could be
unexpected behavior.
to continue.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
79.XXXX
A critical hardware error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support.
PRINTER ERROR
alternates with
To continue
turn off then on
8X.YYYY
EIO ERROR
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The EIO accessory card in slot X has
encountered a critical error.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back
on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support.
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Paper jams
Use this illustration to troubleshoot paper jams in the printer. For instructions on clearing
paper jams, see Clearing paper jams.
Paper jam locations (shown without optional Tray 3)
1
2
3
4
5
6
output bin
paper path
Tray 1 input
trays
duplex path
path to lower rear door (rear output bin)
Paper jam recovery
This printer automatically provides paper jam recovery, a feature that allows you to set
whether the printer should attempt to automatically reprint jammed pages. The options are:
Note
●
AUTO Printer will attempt to reprint jammed pages.
●
OFF Printer will not attempt to reprint jammed pages.
During the recovery process, the printer may reprint several good pages that were printed
before the paper jam occurred. Be sure to remove any duplicated pages.
To disable paper jam recovery
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight JAM RECOVERY.
7. Press
to select JAM RECOVERY.
8. Press
to highlight OFF.
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9. Press
to select OFF.
10. Press MENU to return to the Ready state.
To improve print speed and increase memory resources, you might want to disable paper
jam recovery. If paper jam recovery is disabled, the pages involved in a jam will not be
reprinted.
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Common causes of paper jams
The following table lists common causes of paper jams and suggested solutions for resolving
them.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Common causes of paper jams1
Paper does not meet HPrecommended paper
specifications.
Use only paper that meets
HP specifications. See
Supported paper weights and
sizes.
A supply item is installed
incorrectly, causing repeated
jams.
Verify that all print cartridges,
the transfer unit, and the fuser
are correctly installed.
You are reloading paper that
has already passed through a
printer or copier.
Do not use paper that has been
previously printed on or copied.
An input tray is loaded
incorrectly.
Remove any excess paper from
the input tray. Be sure that the
paper does not exceed the
maximum stack height mark in
the input tray. See Configuring
trays.
Paper is skewed.
Input tray guides are not
adjusted correctly. Adjust input
tray guides so they hold paper
firmly in place without bending
it.
Paper is binding or sticking
together.
Remove paper, flex it, rotate it
180 degrees, or flip it over.
Reload paper into the input tray.
Note
Do not fan paper. Fanning can
create static electricity, which
can cause paper to stick
together.
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Paper is removed before it
settles into the output bin.
Reset the printer. Wait until the
page completely settles in the
output bin before removing it.
When duplexing, the paper is
removed before the second side
of the document is printed.
Reset the printer and print the
document again. Wait until the
page completely settles in the
output bin before removing it.
Paper is in poor condition.
Replace the paper.
Paper is not picked up by the
internal rollers from Tray 2 or
Tray 3.
Remove the top sheet of paper.
If the paper is heavier than 163
g/m2 (43 lb), it may not be
picked from the tray.
Paper has rough or jagged
edges.
Replace the paper.
Paper is perforated or
embossed.
This paper does not separate
easily. You might need to feed
single sheets from Tray 1.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Common causes of paper jams
(continued)
Printer supply items have
reached the end of their useful
life.
Check the printer control panel
for messages prompting you to
replace supplies, or print a
supplies status page to verify
the remaining life of the
supplies. See Replacing
supplies and parts for more
information.
Paper was not stored correctly.
Replace the print paper. Paper
should be stored in the original
packaging in a controlled
environment.
1
If the printer still continues to jam, contact HP Customer Support or your authorized
HP service provider. For more information, see http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500 for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700 for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer.
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Clearing paper jams
Each section below corresponds with a jam message that might appear on the control panel.
Use these procedures to clear the jam.
Jam in Tray 1
1. Remove the paper from the tray.
?
2. Grasp the jammed paper by both corners and pull.
?
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3. Reinsert the paper in Tray 1.
?
4. Confirm that the paper guides are against the paper without bending it and that the paper
does not extend above the fill tabs.
?
5. Press
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Jam in Tray 2 or Tray 3
1. If the optional Tray 3 is installed, pull out Tray 3 and place it on a flat surface. If the
jammed paper is visible, remove it from Tray 3.
2. If the paper is not visible, check inside the printer in the top of the tray opening. Remove
any paper.
3. Pull out Tray 2 and place it on a flat surface.
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4. If the paper is visible, remove it.
5. If the paper is not visible, check inside the printer in the top of the tray opening. Remove
any paper.
6. Replace Tray 2 and optional Tray 3.
Note
Use Tray 1 and the lower rear door (rear output bin) when printing on heavier paper. See
Printing on special media for more information.
7. Press
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Jam inside the upper rear door
Note
The message 13.XX.YY JAM INSIDE UPPER REAR DOOR can appear on the printer
control panel if the upper rear door is open. Make sure the upper rear door is closed when
printing.
1. Remove any paper visible in the top output bin.
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2. Open the upper rear door.
3. Remove any paper.
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4. Close the upper rear door.
5. If no paper is visible, open the lower rear door (rear output bin).
6. Press down on the green levers and remove the paper. Return the green levers to the up
position after removing the page.
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7. Close the lower rear door (rear output bin).
8. If printing does not resume, press .
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Jam inside the fuser area
1. Open the lower rear door (rear output bin).
Note
Make sure the green pressure levers are not in the down position. If the green pressure
levers are down, they can cause a jam message to display on the printer control panel.
2. If the paper is visible, press down on the green levers and remove the paper. Return the
green levers to the up position after removing the paper, and close the lower rear door
(rear output bin).
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3. If the paper is not visible, turn the printer off.
WARNING!
The fuser will be hot. Wait 10 minutes before proceeding.
4. Slide out the lower rear door (rear output bin) tray extender.
5. Remove the lower rear door (rear output bin) by lifting and pulling the right side of the
door while pressing the tab with the ridges on the left side of the door.
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6. Place your thumbs on the blue ridges (near the warning label), and using your fingers,
pull up on the blue latches.
7. Pull the fuser out of the printer.
8. On the fuser, squeeze and lift the black tabs to open the shutter door.
CAUTION
Do not open the shutter door while the fuser is in the printer.
9. Remove any jammed paper.
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If the paper tears, make sure that all paper fragments are removed from the paper path
before you resume printing.
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10. Hold the fuser with your thumbs on the blue ridges and your fingers on the blue latches.
Push both sides of the fuser into the printer.
11. Press the black ridges on the front of the fuser until the fuser clicks into place.
12. To reattach the lower rear door (rear output bin), hold the door at a 45º angle, and fit the
peg into the round hole on the right side.
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13. Press the ridges on the tab on the left side of the door, and fit the peg into the round
hole.
14. Close the lower rear door (rear output bin). Turn the printer on.
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Jam inside the lower rear door (rear output bin)
1. Open the lower rear door (rear output bin).
2. Press down on the green levers and remove the paper.
3. Lift the green levers, and close the lower rear door (rear output bin).
4. If printing does not resume, press .
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Jam inside the front door
1. Open the front door.
CAUTION
Do not place anything on the transfer unit. Do not touch the top of the transfer unit or the
contacts on the left side of the transfer unit.
2. Remove the magenta and yellow print cartridges.
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3. If necessary, turn the green roller wheel toward the rear of the printer to advance the
paper. Remove any paper.
Note
If the paper tears, make sure that all paper fragments are removed from the paper path
before resuming printing.
4. Replace the magenta and yellow print cartridges.
5. Close the front door.
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Jam in the duplexer
Note
This message appears for HP Color LaserJet 3700dn and 3700dtn printer models only. The
printer control panel displays the message 13.XX.YY JAM REMOVE TRAY 2.
1. Remove Tray 2 and place it on a flat surface.
2. Remove any paper in the top of the tray opening.
3. On the left side of the tray opening, pull the green lever straight forward until the metal
paper-access plate (duplex pan) drops.
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4. Remove any jammed paper.
5. Push the metal paper-access plate (duplex pan) up until it locks in place.
6. Replace Tray 2.
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Paper handling problems
The following table lists common paper handling problems and suggested solutions for
resolving them.
Use only paper that meets the specifications outlined in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print
Media Specification Guide. For ordering information, see Supplies and accessories.
For paper specifications for this printer, see Supported paper weights and sizes.
Paper handling problems
Issue
Cause
Solution
Printer feeds multiple sheets
The tray is overfilled.
Remove excess paper from the
tray.
The paper exceeds the
maximum stack height indicator
mark in the tray (Trays 2 or 3).
Open the tray and verify that the
paper stack is below the
maximum stack height indicator
mark.
Paper is sticking together.
Remove paper, flex it, rotate it
180 degrees or flip it over, and
then reload it into the tray.
Note
Do not fan paper. Fanning can
create static electricity, which
can cause paper to stick
together.
Two pages are printed on one
piece of paper
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Paper does not meet the
specifications for this printer.
Use only paper that meets
HP paper specifications for this
printer. See Supported paper
weights and sizes.
Paper is being used in a high
humidity environment.
Use another type of paper.
Long paper can extend out of
the top of the output bin and
drop back into Tray 1.
Extend the paper support when
using long paper.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Printer feeds incorrect page
size
The correct size paper is not
loaded in the tray.
Load the correct size paper in
the tray.
The correct size paper is not
selected in the software
application or printer driver.
Confirm that the settings in the
application and printer driver
are appropriate, since the
application settings override the
printer driver and control panel
settings, and the printer driver
settings override the control
panel settings.
The correct size paper for
Tray 1 is not selected in the
printer control panel.
From the control panel, select
the correct size paper for
Tray 1.
The paper size is not configured
correctly for the tray.
Print a configuration page or
use the control panel to
determine the paper size for
which the tray is configured.
You are using a driver for a
different printer.
Use a driver for this printer.
The specified tray is empty.
Load paper in the specified tray.
Tray behavior for the requested
tray is set to FIRST in the
system setup submenu of the
Configure Device menu.
Change the setting to
EXCLUSIVELY.
The paper size is not configured
correctly for the tray.
Print a configuration page or
use the control panel to
determine the paper size for
which the tray is configured.
The USE REQUESTED TRAY
setting in the printer control
panel is set to EXCLUSIVELY,
and the requested tray is empty.
The printer will not use another
tray.
Load paper in the requested
tray.
Printer pulls from incorrect tray
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Change the setting from
EXCLUSIVELY to FIRST in the
Configuration Menu. This will
allow the printer to use the
paper in other trays if no paper
is loaded in the specified tray.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Paper does not feed
automatically
Manual feed is selected in the
software application.
Load Tray 1 with paper, or, if
the paper is loaded, press .
The correct size paper is not
loaded.
Load the correct size paper.
The tray is empty.
Load paper into the tray.
Paper from a previous jam has
not been completely removed.
Open the printer and remove
any paper in the paper path.
Closely inspect the fuser area
for jams. See Paper jams.
The paper size is not configured
correctly for the tray.
Print a configuration page or
use the control panel to
determine the paper size for
which the tray is configured.
The guides in the tray are not
against the paper.
Verify that the guides are
touching the paper.
Manual feed prompt is set to
ALWAYS. The printer will
always prompt for manual feed,
even if paper is in the tray.
Open the tray, reload the paper,
and then close the tray.
The USE REQUESTED TRAY
setting in the printer control
panel is set to EXCLUSIVELY,
and the requested tray is empty.
The printer will not use another
tray.
Load paper in the requested
tray.
Otherwise, change the manual
feed prompt setting to UNLESS
LOADED. Using this setting,
the printer will prompt for
manual feed unless paper is
already in the tray.
or
Change the setting from
EXCLUSIVELY to FIRST in the
Configuration Menu. This will
allow the printer to use the
paper in other trays if no paper
is loaded in the specified tray.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Paper does not feed from
Trays 2 and 3
Manual feed or Tray 1 is
selected in the software
application.
Load Tray 1 with paper, or if the
paper is loaded, press .
The correct size paper is not
loaded.
Load the correct size paper.
The tray is empty.
Load paper in the tray.
The correct paper type for the
tray is not selected in the printer
control panel.
From the printer control panel,
select the correct paper type for
the tray.
Paper from a previous jam has
not been completely removed.
Open the printer and remove
any paper in the paper path.
Closely inspect the fuser area
for jams. See Paper jams.
Tray 3 (500-sheet paper feeder)
does not appear as a tray
option.
Tray 3 appears as an option
only if it is installed. Verify that
Tray 3 is correctly installed.
Verify that the printer driver has
been configured to recognize
Tray 3. See Gaining access to
printer driver settings.
Tray 3 is incorrectly installed.
Print a configuration page to
confirm that Tray 3 is installed.
If not, verify that the optional
installed 500-sheet feeder
assembly is correctly attached
to the printer.
The paper size is not configured
correctly for the tray.
Print a configuration page or
use the control panel to
determine the paper size for
which the tray is configured.
The guides in the tray are not
against the paper.
Verify that the guides are
touching the paper.
The USE REQUESTED TRAY
setting in the printer control
panel is set to EXCLUSIVELY,
and the requested tray is empty.
The printer will not use another
tray.
Change the setting from
EXCLUSIVELY, or load paper
in the requested tray.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Transparencies or glossy paper
will not feed
Unsupported transparencies
may have been loaded.
Use transparencies designed
for HP Color LaserJet printers.
The correct paper type is not
specified in the software or
printer driver.
Verify that the correct paper
type is selected in the software
or printer driver.
The tray is overfilled.
Remove excess paper from the
tray. Make sure the paper does
not exceed the maximum stack
height indicator mark in Trays 2
or 3. Do not exceed the
maximum stack height for
Tray 1.
Paper in another tray is the
same size as the
transparencies, and the printer
is defaulting to the other tray.
Make sure that the tray
containing the transparencies or
glossy paper is selected in the
software application or printer
driver. Use the printer control
panel to configure the tray to
the paper type loaded.
The tray containing the
transparencies or glossy paper
is not configured correctly for
type.
Make sure that the tray
containing the transparencies or
glossy paper is selected in the
software application or printer
driver. Use the printer control
panel to configure the tray to
the paper type loaded. See
Configuring trays.
Envelopes are loaded in an
unsupported tray. Only Tray 1
can feed envelopes.
Load envelopes into Tray 1.
Envelopes are curled or
damaged.
Try using different envelopes.
Store envelopes in a controlled
environment. See Envelopes for
more information.
Envelopes are sealing because
the moisture content is too high.
Try using different envelopes.
Store envelopes in a controlled
environment.
Envelope orientation is
incorrect.
Verify that the envelope is
loaded correctly. See
Configuring trays.
This printer does not support
the envelopes being used.
See Supported paper weights
and sizes or the HP LaserJet
Printer Family Print Media
Specification Guide.
Tray 1 is configured for a size
other than envelopes.
Configure Tray 1 size for
envelopes.
Envelopes jam or will not feed
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Output is curled or wrinkled
Paper does not meet the
specifications for this printer.
Use only paper that meets the
HP paper specifications for this
printer. See Supported paper
weights and sizes.
Paper is damaged or in poor
condition.
Remove paper from the tray
and load paper that is in good
condition.
Printer is operating in an
excessively humid environment.
Verify that the printing
environment is within humidity
specifications.
You are printing large, solidfilled areas.
Large, solid-filled areas can
cause excessive curl. Try using
a different pattern.
Paper used was not stored
correctly and may have
absorbed moisture.
Remove paper and replace it
with paper from a fresh,
unopened package.
Paper has poorly cut edges.
Remove paper, flex it, rotate it
180 degrees or turn it over, and
then reload it into the tray. Do
not fan paper. If the problem
persists, replace the paper.
Lower rear door (rear output
bin) was not fully extended.
Fully extend the lower rear door
(rear output bin).
The specific paper type was not
configured for the tray or
selected in the software.
Configure the software for the
paper (see the software
documentation). Configure the
tray for the paper. See
Configuring trays.
Paper was used previously.
Do not reuse paper.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Printer will not duplex or
duplexes incorrectly (2-sided
printing)
You are trying to auto-duplex on
unsupported paper.
Verify that the paper is
supported for 2-sided printing.
See Supported paper weights
and sizes. If the paper is not
supported, see Manual 2-sided
printing.
The printer driver is not set up
for 2-sided printing.
Set up the printer driver to
enable 2-sided printing. See
Gaining access to printer driver
settings.
The first page is printing on the
back of preprinted forms or
letterhead.
For Tray 1, load the letterhead
paper with first side down,
bottom in first. For Tray 2 or
Tray 3, load the letterhead
paper with the first side up, top
edge toward the back of the
tray. See 2-sided (duplex)
printing for more information on
2-sided printing.
Printer model does not support
automatic 2-sided printing.
The HP Color LaserJet 3500,
3500n, 3700, and 3700n
printers do not support
automatic 2-sided printing. See
Manual 2-sided printing.
A manual 2-sided print job was
requested with the option
Correct Order for Rear Bin
selected, but the lower rear
door (rear output bin) was not
open.
Open the lower rear door (rear
output bin) and send the job to
the printer again.
Manual duplex is not enabled.
Select manual duplexing (2sided). See Manual 2-sided
printing.
The size of paper selected does
not support 2-sided (duplex)
printing.
Load and select a size and type
of paper that supports
automatic 2-sided printing.
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Troubleshooting information pages
From the printer control panel, you can print pages that can help diagnose printer problems.
The procedures for printing the following information pages are described here:
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paper path test page
●
registration page
●
event log
Paper path test page
The paper path test page is useful for testing the paper handling features of the printer. You
can define the paper path you want to test by selecting the source, destination, and other
options available on the printer.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PAPER PATH TEST.
5. Press
to select PAPER PATH TEST.
The message Performing... PAPER PATH TEST appears on the display until the printer
finishes the paper path test. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the paper
path test page.
Registration page
The registration page prints a horizontal arrow and a vertical arrow that show how far from
center an image can be printed on the page. You can set registration values for a tray to
center images on the back and front of a page. Setting the registration also allows edge-toedge printing to be set to within approximately 2 mm (0.08 inch) of all edges of the paper.
Image placement varies slightly for each tray. Perform the registration procedure for each
tray.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT QUALITY.
5. Press
to select PRINT QUALITY.
6. Press
to highlight SET REGISTRATION.
7. Press
to select SET REGISTRATION.
You can select a tray by specifying a SOURCE. The default SOURCE is Tray 2. To set the
registration for Tray 2, go to step 12. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
8. Press
to highlight SOURCE.
9. Press
to select SOURCE.
10. Press
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11. Press
to select the tray.
After selecting the tray, the printer control panel returns to the SET REGISTRATION
menu.
12. Press
to highlight PRINT TEST PAGE.
13. Press
to select PRINT TEST PAGE.
14. Follow the instructions on the printed page.
Event log
The event log lists the printer events, including printer jams, service errors, and other printer
conditions.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT EVENT LOG.
5. Press
to select PRINT EVENT LOG.
The message Printing... EVENT LOG appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the event log. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the event log.
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Printer response problems
The following table lists common printer response problems and suggested solutions for
resolving them.
Printer response problems
Issue
Cause
Solution
No display message
The printer on/off button is in
the off position.
Verify that the printer is on.
Fans may run while the printer
is in Standby mode (off).
The printer memory DIMMs
(available on the HP Color
LaserJet 3700 series printer
only) are defective or installed
incorrectly.
Verify that the printer memory
DIMMs are correctly installed
and are not defective.
The power cord is not firmly
plugged into both the printer
and the power receptacle.
Turn off the printer and then
disconnect and reconnect the
power cord. Turn the printer
back on.
The line voltage is incorrect for
the printer power configuration.
Connect the printer to a proper
voltage source, as specified on
the Power Rating Label on the
back of the printer.
The power cord is damaged or
excessively worn.
Replace the power cord.
The power source receptacle is
not working correctly.
Connect the printer to a
different power receptacle.
The contrast is too high or too
low for the office environment.
Adjust the contrast on the
control panel display. See
Display brightness.
Control panel display is hard to
read
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Printer is on, but nothing prints
The printer Ready indicator light
is not lit.
Press STOP to return the printer
to the Ready state.
The top cover is not closed
properly.
Close the top cover firmly.
The Data indicator light is
flashing.
The printer is probably still
receiving data. Wait for the Data
indicator to stop flashing.
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE appears on the
printer display.
Replace the print cartridge
specified on the printer display.
A printer message other than
Ready appears on the printer
control panel.
See Control panel messages.
The parallel port may have a
DOS timeout error.
Add a MODE command to the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file. See the
DOS manual for additional
information.
The PS (PostScript Emulation)
personality is not selected.
Select PS or AUTO for the
printer language. See Changing
printer control panel
configuration settings.
The correct driver is not
selected in the software
application or printer driver.
Select the driver for PostScript
Emulation for this printer in the
software application or printer
driver.
The printer is not properly
configured.
See Changing printer control
panel configuration settings.
The computer port is not
configured or is not working
properly.
Run another peripheral
connected to this port to verify
that the port is working properly.
The printer has not been
correctly named for the network
or for a Macintosh.
For Macintosh, use the
appropriate utility to name the
printer on the network. From the
Chooser, select the AppleTalk
zone and the printer.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Printer is on but is not receiving
data
The printer Ready indicator light
is not lit.
Press STOP to return the printer
to the Ready state.
The front door is not closed
properly.
Close the front door firmly.
A printer message other than
Ready appears on the printer
control panel.
See Control panel messages.
The interface cable is not
correct for this configuration.
Select the correct interface
cable for your configuration.
See Parallel configuration (hp
color LaserJet 3700 series
printer only) or Enhanced I/O
(EIO) configuration (hp color
LaserJet 3700 series printer
only).
The interface cable is not
securely connected to both the
printer and the computer.
Disconnect and reconnect the
interface cable.
The printer is not configured
correctly.
See Changing printer control
panel configuration settings for
configuration information.
The interface configurations
shown on the printer
configuration page do not match
the configurations on the host
computer.
Configure the printer to match
the computer configuration.
The computer is not working
properly.
Try using an application that
you know works properly to
check the computer, or, if
connected via the parallel port,
in DOS, type Dir>Prn at the
DOS command prompt.
The computer port that the
printer is connected to is not
configured or is not working
properly.
Run another peripheral
connected to this port to verify
that the port is working properly.
The printer has not been
correctly named for the network
or Macintosh.
For Macintosh, use the
appropriate utility to name the
printer on the network. From the
Chooser, select the AppleTalk
zone and the printer.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Unable to select the printer from
the computer
If you are using a switch box,
the printer may not be selected
for the computer.
Select the correct printer
through the switch box.
The printer’s Ready indicator
light is not lit.
Press STOP to return the printer
to the Ready state.
A printer message other than
Ready appears on the printer
control panel.
See Control panel messages.
The correct printer driver is not
installed in the computer.
Install the correct printer driver.
The correct printer and port are
not selected on the computer.
Select the correct printer and
port.
The network is not configured
properly for this printer.
Use the network software to
verify the printer’s network
configuration, or consult with
the network administrator.
The power source receptacle is
not working correctly.
Connect the printer to a
different power receptacle.
The paper requested is not
supported for automatic 2-sided
printing.
Make sure manual 2-sided
printing is enabled. See Gaining
access to printer driver settings.
A message appears that 2sided printing is not available for
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Printer control panel problems
The following table lists common printer control panel problems and suggested solutions for
resolving them.
Printer control panel problems
Issue
Cause
Solution
Control panel settings work
incorrectly
The printer control panel display
is blank, even when the fan is
running.
Fans may run while the printer
is in Standby mode (off). Press
the printer’s on/off button to turn
the printer on.
Printer settings in the printing
software application or printer
driver differ from the printer
control panel settings.
Confirm that the settings in the
application and printer driver
are appropriate. The application
settings override the printer
driver and control panel
settings, and the printer driver
settings override the control
panel settings.
Control panel settings were not
correctly saved after they were
changed.
Reselect the control panel
settings, and then press . An
asterisk (*) should appear to the
right of the setting.
The Data indicator light is lit,
and there are no pages printing.
Buffered data exists in the
printer. Press to print the
buffered data using current
control panel settings and
activate the new control panel
settings.
If the printer is on a network,
another user may have
changed printer control panel
settings.
Consult the network
administrator to coordinate
changes to printer control panel
settings.
Tray 3 (500-sheet paper feeder)
does not appear as an input
tray option on the configuration
page or on the control panel.
Tray 3 appears as an option
only if it is installed. Verify
correct installation of Tray 3.
Tray 3 does not appear as an
option in the printer driver.
Verify that the printer driver
configuration recognizes Tray 3.
See the printer driver Help to
set up and configure additional
trays.
Unable to select Tray 3
(optional 500-sheet paper
feeder)
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Color printing problems
The following table lists common color printing problems and suggested solutions for
resolving them.
Color printing problems
Issue
Cause
Solution
Printing black instead of color
Grayscale is selected in the
software application or printer
driver.
Select Color mode instead of
Grayscale or Monochrome
mode in the software
application or printer driver. See
Printer information pages to
learn how to print a
configuration page.
The correct printer driver is not
selected in your software
application.
Select the correct printer driver.
No color appears on the
configuration page.
Contact HP support.
The paper does not meet the
specifications for this printer.
See the HP LaserJet Printer
Family Print Media Specification
Guide.
Incorrect shade
Go to http://www.hp.com/
support/clj3500 or
http://www.hp.com/support/
clj3700 (depending on the
printer model) for HP LaserJet
Printer Family Print Media
Specification Guide ordering
information. When you connect,
select Manuals.
You are operating the printer in
excessively humid conditions.
Verify that the printer
environment is within humidity
specifications.
Calibrate the printer. See Print
quality menu.
Note
For more information about
color quality problems see Print
quality troubleshooting.
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The HP print cartridge is
defective.
Replace the cartridge.
Inconsistent colors after
installing a print cartridge
Another print cartridge may be
low.
Check the supplies gauge on
the control panel or print a
supplies status page. See
Printer information pages.
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Printed colors do not match
screen colors
Extremely light screen colors
are not being printed.
The software application may
interpret extremely light colors
as white. If so, avoid using
extremely light colors.
Extremely dark screen colors
are being printed in black.
The software application may
interpret extremely dark colors
as black. If so, avoid using
extremely dark colors.
The colors on the computer
screen differ from the printer
output.
For the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer only.
1.
In the printer driver’s Color
tab, in the Color Options
section, select Manual.
2.
Click Settings.
3.
In Manual Color Options, in
the Color Options section,
select Default (sRGB) for
each desired object.
4.
Click OK to finish.
Note
Several factors can influence
your ability to match printed
colors to those on your screen.
These factors include paper,
overhead lighting, software
applications, operating system
palettes, monitors, and video
cards and drivers. See Color for
more information.
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Incorrect printer output
The following table lists common printer output problems and suggested solutions for
resolving them.
Incorrect printer output
Issue
Cause
Solution
Incorrect fonts are printed
The font has not been correctly
selected in the software
application.
Re-select the font in the
software application.
The font is not available to the
printer.
Download the font to the printer
or use another font. (In
Windows, the driver does this
automatically.)
The correct printer driver is not
selected.
Select the correct printer driver.
The correct font is not selected.
Select the correct font.
The correct symbol set is not
selected.
Select the correct symbol set.
The selected character or
symbol is not supported by the
software application.
Use a font that supports the
selected character or symbol.
Drifting text between printouts
Your software application is not
resetting the printer to the top of
the page.
See the documentation for the
software or the PCL/PJL
Technical Reference Package
for specific information.
Erratic, missing characters or
interrupted printout
The interface cable is of poor
quality.
Try using a different, higher
quality IEEE-compliant cable.
Parallel cables can be no longer
than 10 meters (30 feet).
The interface cable is loose.
Disconnect and reconnect the
interface cable.
The interface cable is damaged
or bad.
Try using a different interface
cable.
The power cable is loose.
Disconnect and reconnect the
power cable.
You are attempting to print a
PCL job with the printer
configured for PostScript
Emulation.
From the printer control panel,
select the correct printer
personality, and then resend the
print job.
You are attempting to print a
PostScript job with the printer
configured for PCL.
From the printer control panel,
select the correct printer
personality, and then resend the
print job.
Unable to print all characters in
a symbol set
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Issue
Cause
Solution
Partial printout
A memory error message
appears on the printer control
panel.
1.
Free up printer memory by
deleting unneeded
downloaded fonts, style
sheets, and macros from
printer memory.
or
2.
The file you are printing
contains errors.
Add more memory to the
printer.
Check the software application
to verify that the file does not
contain errors.
1.
Print another file that you
know is error-free from
within the same application.
or
2.
Print the file from another
application.
Manual 2-sided print job is
ordered incorrectly
A manual 2-sided print job was
requested with the option
Correct Order for Rear Bin
selected, but the lower rear
door (rear output bin) was not
open.
Open the lower rear door (rear
output bin) and send the print
job again.
Smears, vertical lines, toner
specks, or repetitive marks
appear on printouts
The printer engine needs to be
cleaned.
Clean the printer. See Cleaning
the printer. If the problem
persists, see Print quality
troubleshooting.
Guidelines for printing with different fonts
●
The 80 internal fonts are available in PostScript Emulation (PS) and PCL mode.
●
To conserve printer memory, download only those fonts that are needed.
●
If you require several downloaded fonts, consider installing additional printer memory.
Some software applications automatically download fonts at the beginning of each print job. It
might be possible to configure those applications to download only soft fonts that are not
already resident in the printer.
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Software application problems
The following table lists common software application problems and suggested solutions for
resolving them.
Software application problems
Issue
Cause
Solution
Unable to change system
selections through software
System software changes are
locked out by the printer control
panel.
Contact the network
administrator.
The software application does
not support system changes.
See the software application
documentation.
The correct printer driver is not
loaded.
Load the correct printer driver.
The correct application driver is
not loaded.
Load the correct application
driver.
Unable to select a font from the
software
The font is not available to the
software application.
See the software application
documentation.
Unable to select colors from the
software
The software application does
not support color.
See the documentation for the
software application.
Color mode is not selected in
the software application or
printer driver.
Select Color mode instead of
Grayscale or Monochrome
mode.
The correct printer driver is not
loaded.
Load the correct printer driver.
The printer driver has not been
configured to recognize Tray 3
or the duplex printing
accessory.
See the printer driver's online
Help for instructions on how to
configure the driver to recognize
printer accessories.
The accessory may not be
installed.
Verify that the accessory is
properly installed.
Printer driver does not
recognize Tray 3 or the duplex
printing accessory
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Print quality troubleshooting
If you are experiencing problems with print quality, the following sections might help identify
the cause of the problem.
Print quality problems associated with paper
Some print quality problems arise from use of inappropriate paper.
●
Use paper that meets HP paper specifications. See Supported paper weights and sizes.
●
The surface of the paper is too smooth. Use paper that meets HP paper specifications.
See Supported paper weights and sizes.
●
The driver setting is incorrect. To change the paper type setting, see Type and Size.
●
The paper you are using is too heavy for the paper type setting you selected, and the
toner is not fusing to the paper.
●
The moisture content of the paper is uneven, too high, or too low. Use paper from a
different source or from an unopened ream of paper.
●
Some areas of the paper reject toner. Use paper from a different source or from an
unopened ream of paper.
●
The letterhead you are using is printed on rough paper. Use a smoother, xerographic
paper. If this solves your problem, consult with the supplier of your letterhead to verify
that the paper used meets the specifications for this printer. See Supported paper
weights and sizes.
●
The paper is excessively rough. Use a smoother, xerographic paper.
Overhead transparency defects
Overhead transparencies can display any of the image quality problems that any other type
of paper will cause, as well as defects specific to printing on transparencies. In addition,
because transparencies are pliable while in the print path, they are subject to being marked
by the paper-handling components.
Note
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Allow transparencies to cool for at least 30 seconds before handling them.
●
In the printer driver Paper tab, select Transparency as the paper type. Also, make sure
that the tray is correctly configured for transparencies.
●
Check that the transparencies meet the specifications for this printer. See Supported
paper weights and sizes. For more information on media specifications and ordering
information, consult the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide. For
the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3500. For
the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700. For
downloadable manuals, select Manuals.
●
The transparencies you are using are not designed for proper toner adhesion. Use only
transparencies designed for HP Color LaserJet printers.
●
Handle transparencies by the edges. Oil from fingers can cause spots and smudges on
the transparencies.
●
Small, random, dark areas on the trailing edge of solid fill pages may be caused by
transparencies sticking together in the output bin. Try printing the job in smaller batches.
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The selected colors are undesirable when printed. Select different colors in the software
application or printer driver.
●
If you are using a reflective overhead projector, use a standard overhead projector
instead.
Print quality problems associated with the environment
If the printer is operating in excessively humid or dry conditions, verify that the printing
environment is within specifications. See the getting started guide for this printer for
information on operating environment specifications.
Print quality problems associated with paper jams
Make sure that all paper is cleared from the paper path. See Paper jam recovery.
●
If the printer recently jammed, print two to three pages to clean the printer.
●
If the paper does not pass through the fuser, which causes image defects to appear on
subsequent documents, print two to three pages to clean the printer. However, if the
problem persists, see Print quality troubleshooting pages.
Print quality problems associated with toner buildup inside
the printer
Over time, toner and other particles can build up inside the printer. This buildup can cause
the following print quality problems:
●
marks at even intervals on the printed side of the page
●
toner that smears easily
●
toner specs on the page
●
vertical streaks or bands on the page
To correct these types of problems, clean the printer. See Cleaning the printer.
Print quality troubleshooting pages
Use the built-in print quality troubleshooting pages to help diagnose and solve print quality
problems.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PQ TROUBLESHOOTING.
5. Press
to print the pages.
The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the print quality troubleshooting pages. If
print quality defects are found when you review the print quality troubleshooting pages,
perform a printer calibration. See Calibrating the printer.
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Calibrating the printer
Calibration is a printer function that optimizes print quality. If you experience any print quality
problems, calibrate the printer.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT QUALITY.
5. Press
to select PRINT QUALITY.
6. Press
to highlight CALIBRATE NOW.
7. Press
to select CALIBRATE NOW.
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A
Supplies and accessories
To order supplies in the U.S., go to http://www.hp.com/sbso/product/supplies. To order
supplies worldwide, go to http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html. To order supplies in
Canada, go to http://www.hp.ca/catalog/supplies. To order supplies in Europe, go to
http://www.hp.com/go/supplies. To order supplies in Asia-Pacific, go to http://www.hp.com/
paper/.
To order accessories, go to http://www.hp.com/go/accessories.
Spare parts and supplies availability
Spare parts and supplies for this product will be available for at least five years after
production has stopped.
Ordering from the embedded Web server (for printers with
network connections)
Use the following steps to order printing supplies directly through the embedded Web server
(see Using the embedded Web server (hp color LaserJet 3700 series printer only)).
1. In the Web browser on the computer, type the IP address for the printer. The printer
status window appears. Or, go to the URL provided in the alert e-mail.
2. If asked to provide a password, enter the password.
3. On the left side of the Device Configuration window, click Order Supplies. This provides
a URL from which to purchase supplies. Supplies information with part numbers and
printer information is provided.
4. Select the part numbers you want to order and follow the instructions on the screen.
Supplies, accessories, and part numbers
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Part
Part number
Type/size
Flash Memory (DIMMs)
C4287A
4 MB Flash DIMM
Memory upgrades (DIMMs)
C7848A
Synchronous 64 MB DIMM
(SDRAM)
C7850A
Synchronous 128 MB DIMM
(SDRAM)
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Part
Part number
Type/size
C9653A
Synchronous 256 MB DIMM
(SDRAM)
Accessories
Q2486A
Optional 500-sheet paper
feeder (Tray 3)
Internal (EIO) connectivity for
the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer
J6057A
HP Jetdirect 615n internal print
server (10/100-TX Ethernet, HISpeed USB 2.0)
J4167A
HP Jetdirect 610n print server
(Token Ring)
J6058A
HP Jetdirect 680n 802.11b
wireless print server
J4135A
HP Jetdirect connectivity card
(USB, serial, and LocalTalk)
J7942A
HP Jetdirect en3700 external
print server (10/100base Tx,
USB 2.0 HI-speed)
J6061A
HP Jetdirect 380x 802.11b
wireless print server (USB 1.1)
J6035B
HP Jetdirect 175x print server
(fast Ethernet, 10/100base Tx,
USB 1.1)
J6072A
HP bt1300 Bluetooth wireless
printer adapter (for USB or
parallel)
J3264A
HP Jetdirect 500x print server
(Token Ring)
J3265A
HP Jetdirect 500x print server
(fast Ethernet)
J3258B
HP Jetdirect 170x print server
(Ethernet)
J7942A
HP Jetdirect en3700 external
print server (10/100base Tx, HiSpeed USB 2.0)
J6061A
HP Jetdirect 380x 802.11b
wireless print server (USB 1.1)
J6035B
HP Jetdirect 175x print server
(fast Ethernet, 10/100base Tx,
USB 1.1)
J6072A
HP bt1300 Bluetooth wireless
printer adapter (for USB or
parallel)
Q2670A
Black print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
External (EX) connectivity for
the HP Color LaserJet 3500
series printer
External (EX) connectivity for
the HP Color LaserJet 3700
series printer
Printer supplies for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
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Part
Printer supplies for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
Cables
Paper
Part number
Type/size
Q2671A
Cyan print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
Q2672A
Yellow print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
Q2773A
Magenta print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3500 series
printer
Q3658A
Image transfer kit
Q3655A
Image fuser kit (110-127V)
Q3656A
Image fuser kit (220-240V)
Q2670A
Black print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
Q2681A
Cyan print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
Q2682A
Yellow print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
Q2683A
Magenta print cartridge for the
HP Color LaserJet 3700 series
printer
Q3658A
Image transfer kit
Q3655A
Image fuser kit (110-127V)
Q3656A
Image fuser kit (220-240V)
C2946A
IEEE-1284 compliant parallel
cable, 3 m (approximately 10
feet) long, with 25-pin male/
micro 36-pin male (“C” size)
connector
C6518A
USB (2-meter standard)
C6520A
USB 2.0 printer cable (3-meter)
C2934A
50 sheets
HP Color LaserJet
Transparencies (letter)
C2936A
50 sheets
HP Color LaserJet
Transparencies (A4)
92296T
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transparencies (letter)
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Part
Part number
Type/size
92296U
HP LaserJet Monochrome
transparencies (A4)
Q2419A
HP LaserJet High Gloss paper
(letter)
C4179A
200 sheets
HP LaserJet Soft Gloss paper
(letter)
C4179B
200 sheets
HP LaserJet Soft Gloss paper
(A4)
Reference materials
Q1298A
HP LaserJet Tough paper
(letter)
Q1298B
HP LaserJet Tough paper (A4)
HPU1132
HP Premium Choice LaserJet
paper (letter)
CHP410
HP Premium Choice LaserJet
paper (A4)
HPJ1124
HP LaserJet paper (letter)
CHP310
HP LaserJet paper (A4)
5851-1468
HP LaserJet Printer Family Print
Media Specification Guide
5021-0337
PCL/PJL Technical Reference
Package
For downloadable versions, go
to http://www.hp.com/support/
clj3500 or http://www.hp.com/
support/clj3700. When
connected, select Manuals.
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B
Service and support
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement
HP PRODUCT
HP Color LaserJet 3500, 3500n, 3700, 3700n,
3700dn, and 3700dtn printers
DURATION OF LIMITED WARRANTY
One-year 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.
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.
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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.
Print cartridge limited warranty statement
This HP product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship during its
useful life (end of life is indicated by a printer control panel low-life message).
This warranty does not cover products that have been modified, refurbished, remanufactured,
misused, or tampered with in any way.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary
from state to state, province to province, and country/region to country/region.
THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY, WHETHER
WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE HEWLETT-PACKARD
COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT
ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE,
OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE.
In the event that your product proves to be defective, please return it to place of purchase
with a written description of the problem.
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Transfer unit and fuser limited warranty statement
This HP product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one
year or until the printer control panel indicates a low-life message, whichever occurs first.
This warranty does not cover products that have been modified, refurbished, remanufactured,
misused, or tampered with in any way.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary
from state to state, province to province, and country/region to country/region.
THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY, WHETHER
WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE HEWLETT-PACKARD
COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT
ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE,
OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE.
In the event that your product proves to be defective, please return to place of purchase with
a written description of the problem.
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HP maintenance agreements
HP has several types of maintenance agreements that meet a wide range of support needs.
Maintenance agreements are not part of the standard warranty. Support services may vary
by area. Check with your local HP dealer to determine the services available to you.
On-site service agreements
To provide you with the level of support best suited to your needs, HP has on-site service
agreements with a selection of response times.
Next-day on-site service
This agreement provides support by the next working day following a service request.
Extended coverage hours and extended travel beyond HP’s designated service zones are
available on most on-site agreements (for additional charges).
Weekly (volume) on-site service
This agreement provides scheduled weekly on-site visits for organizations with many
HP products. This agreement is designated for sites using 25 or more workstation products,
including printers, plotters, computers, and disk drives.
Extended warranty
HP SupportPack provides coverage for the HP hardware product and all HP-supplied internal
components. The hardware maintenance covers a 1 to 3 year period from date of the HP
product purchase. The customer must purchase HP SupportPack within 90 days of the HP
product purchase. For more information, contact the HP Customer Care Service and Support
group.
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Repacking the printer
If your printer needs to be moved or shipped to another location, perform the following
procedure to repack the printer.
CAUTION
Shipping damage as a result of inadequate packing is the customer's responsibility. The
printer must remain upright during shipment.
To repack the printer
CAUTION
It is extremely important to remove the print cartridges before shipping the printer. Print
cartridges left in the printer during shipping will leak and entirely cover the printer engine and
other parts with toner.
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, avoid touching the roller, and store the print
cartridge in its original packing material or so that it is not exposed to light.
1. Remove all four print cartridges and ship separately.
2. Remove the optional Tray 3 and ship separately.
3. Use the original shipping container and packing material, if possible. If you have already
disposed of the printer packing material, contact a local mailing service for information
about repacking the printer. HP recommends insuring the equipment for shipment.
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C
Printer specifications
Specifications information
The printer specifications provide information about the size and weight, amount of power
needed and used, and noise output of the printer. The specifications also describe how the
printer's different operating modes affect power consumption, heat output, and noise output.
Physical dimensions
Product
Height
Depth
Width
Weight
HP Color LaserJet
3500 series
printer
467 mm
(18.4 in)
447 mm
(17.6 in)
483 mm
(19 in)
32.5 kg
(71.5 lbs)
HP Color LaserJet
3500 series
printer with
optional Tray 3
603 mm
(23.8 in)
447 mm
(17.6 in)
483 mm
(19 in)
38 kg
(83.2 lbs)
HP Color LaserJet
3700 series
printer
467 mm
(18.4 in)
447 mm
(17.6 in)
483 mm
(19 in)
33.5 kg
(73.26 lbs)
HP Color LaserJet
3700 series
printer with
optional Tray 3
603 mm
(23.8 in)
447 mm
(17.6 in)
483 mm
(19 in)
38.8 kg
(88.5 lbs)
HP Jetdirect
en3700 external
print server
35 mm
(1.4 in)
131 mm
(5.2 in)
102 mm
(4 in)
.159 kg
(.35 lbs)
Electrical specifications
Item
110-Volt Models
220-Volt Models
Power requirements
100 to 127 V (+/- 10%)
220 to 240 V (+/- 10%)
50 to 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
50 to 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
5A
3A
Minimum recommended circuit
capacity
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Power consumption (average, in watts)
Product
Active
Idle
Power Save
Off
Heat outputidle (BTU/
hour)
HP Color
LaserJet 3500
400
25
25
0.25
85
HP Color
LaserJet
3500n
400
26
26
0.25
89
HP Color
LaserJet 3700
400
25
25
0.25
85
HP Color
LaserJet
3700n
400
26
26
0.25
89
HP Color
LaserJet
3700dn
400
26
26
0.25
89
HP Color
LaserJet
3700dtn
400
26
26
0.25
89
WARNING!
Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert
operating voltages. This may damage the printer and void the product warranty.
Note
These values are subject to change. For current information, see http://www.hp.com/support/
clj3500 for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer.
PowerSave default activation time is 30 minutes.
Acoustic emissions
Activity level
Operator (<1m)
Bystander (1m)
Sound power
Active
LpAm64 dB (A)
LpAm49 dB (A)
LWAd6.4 Bels (A)
Idle
LpAm55 dB (A)
(inaudible)
LpAm40 dB (A)
(inaudible)
LWAd5.6 Bels (A)
(inaudible)
Powersave
LpAmN/A dB (A)
LpAmN/A dB (A)
LWAdN/A Bels (A)
Operating environment specifications
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Environment
Recommended
Allowed
Temperature
17 to 25° C (62.6 to 77° F)
10 to 27° C (50 to 81° F)
Humidity
20 to 60% RH
10 to 70% RH
Altitude
Not applicable
0 to 2600 m (0 to 8530 ft)
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These values are subject to change. For current information, see http://www.hp.com/support/
clj3500 for the HP Color LaserJet 3500 series printer and http://www.hp.com/support/clj3700
for the HP Color LaserJet 3700 series printer.
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D
Regulatory information
FCC regulations
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 this equipment 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
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase separation between equipment and receiver.
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Connect equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
located.
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Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician.
Any changes or modifications to the printer that are not expressly approved by HP 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.
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 the environment.
Ozone production
This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).
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Power consumption
Power usage drops significantly while in PowerSave mode, which saves natural resources
and saves money without affecting the high performance of this printer. This product qualifies
for ENERGY STAR®, which is a voluntary program to encourage the development of energyefficient office products.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered service mark of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. 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/.
Paper use
This product’s optional, automatic, 2-sided printing feature (duplex printing) can reduce paper
usage and the resulting demands on natural resources. See 2-sided (duplex) printing for
more information.
Plastics
Plastic parts over 25 grams have markings according to international standards that enhance
the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the product’s life.
HP LaserJet printing supplies
In many countries/regions, this product’s printing supplies (print cartridges, fuser, and transfer
unit) can be returned to HP through the HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling
Program. An easy-to-use and free takeback program is available in over 48 countries/
regions. Multi-lingual program information and instructions are included in every new HP
LaserJet print cartridge and supplies package.
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HP printing supplies returns and recycling program
information
Since 1990, the HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program has collected millions
of used LaserJet printer cartridges that otherwise might have been discarded in the world’s
landfills. The HP LaserJet printer cartridges and supplies are collected and bulk-shipped to
our resource and recovery partners, who disassemble the cartridges. After a thorough quality
inspection, selected parts are reclaimed for use in new cartridges. Remaining materials are
separated and converted into raw materials for use by other industries to make a variety of
useful products.
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U.S. 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, and pre-addressed UPS label that is supplied in
the package. For more information in the U.S., call 1-800-340-2445 or visit the
HP LaserJet Supplies website at http://www.hp.com/recycle.
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Non-U.S. recycling returns. Non-U.S. customers should call the local HP Sales and
Service Office or visit the http://www.hp.com/recycle website for further information
regarding availability of the HP Supplies Returns and Recycling Program.
Recycled paper
This product is capable of using recycled papers when the paper meets the guidelines
outlined in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide. This product is
suitable for the use of recycled paper according to DIN 19309.
Material restrictions
This product does not contain batteries.
This product does not contain added mercury.
This product contains lead in solder that could require special handling at end-of-life.
For recycling information, go to http://www.hp.com/go/recycle, contact your local authorities,
or go to the Electronics Industries Alliance website http://www.eiae.org.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained by accessing the HP LaserJet Supplies
website at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/environment/productinfo/safety.htm.
For more information
On HP environmental programs, including:
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Product environmental profile sheet for this and many related HP products
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HP’s commitment to the environment
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HP’s environmental management system
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HP’s end-of-life product return and recycling program
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Material Safety Data Sheets
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See http://www.hp.com/go/environment or http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/environment.
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Declaration of Conformities
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 Number:
Product Options:
HP Color LaserJet 3500 Series
BOISB-0302-01
All
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
SAFETY:
IEC 60950:1999 / EN60950: 2000
IEC 60825-1:1993 + A1 / EN 60825-1:1994 + A11 (Class 1 Laser/LED Product)
GB4943-1995
EMC :
CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:1998 Class B1)
EN 61000-3-2:1995 / A14
EN 61000-3-3:1995
EN 55024:1998
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B2) / ICES-003, Issue 3 / GB9254-1998
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.
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 marketing
names (HP Color LaserJet 3500 series) or the product numbers (Q1319A, Q1320A).
4) The product may include an additional suffix letter “R”.
Boise, Idaho 83713, USA
15 May 2003
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, Böblingen, D-71034, (FAX+49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, PO Box 15, Mail Stop 160, Boise, ID 83707-0015, USA
(Phone: 208-396-6000)
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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 Number:
Product Options:
HP Color LaserJet 3700 Series
BOISB-0302-00
All
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
SAFETY:
IEC 60950:1999 / EN60950: 2000
IEC 60825-1:1993 + A1 / EN 60825-1:1994 + A11 (Class 1 Laser/LED Product)
GB4943-1995
EMC :
CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:1998 Class B1), 3)
EN 61000-3-2:1995 / A14
EN 61000-3-3:1995
EN 55024:1998
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B2) / ICES-003, Issue 3 / GB9254-1998
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.
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) The product includes LAN (Local Area Network) options. When the interface cable is attached to LAN connectors, the product meets the
requirements of EN55022 Class A, in which case the following applies: “Warning – This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this
product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures”.
4) For regulatory purposes, this product is assigned a Regulatory model number. This number should not be confused with the marketing
names (HP Color LaserJet 3700 series) or the product numbers (Q1321A, Q1322A, Q1323A, Q1324A).
5) The product may include an additional suffix letter “R”.
Boise, Idaho 83713, USA
15 May 2003
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, Böblingen, D-71034, (FAX+49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, PO Box 15, Mail Stop 160, Boise, ID 83707-0015, USA
(Phone: 208-396-6000)
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Declaration of Conformity
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer's Address:
Hewlett-Packard Company
8000 Foothills Blvd.
Roseville, California 95747-5677, USA
declares, that the product
Product Name:
Regulatory Model Number:
Jetdirect en3700 External Print Server
J7942A
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
SAFETY:
EN60950 (1992) +A1,A2,A3,A4,AII / IEC 950 (1991) +A1,A2,A3,A4
EN60825-1 (1994) / IEC 825-1 (1993), Class 1
GB 4943 (1995)
EMC :
EN 55022 (1998) / CISPR-22 (1997) Class B
GB 9254 (1988)
EN 55024 (1998)
IEC 61000-4-2 (1995); EN 61000-4-2 (1995)
IEC 61000-4-3 (1995); EN 61000-4-3 (1996)
IEC 61000-4-4 (1995); EN 61000-4-4 (1995)
IEC 61000-4-5 (1995); EN 61000-4-5 (1995)
IEC 61000-4-6 (1996); EN 61000-4-6 (1996)
IEC 61000-4-8 (1993); EN 61000-4-8 (1993)
IEC 61000-4-11 (1994); EN 61000-4-11 (1994)
EN61000-3-2 (1995)
EN61000-3-3 (1995)
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and carries
the CE marking accordingly.
This product was tested in typical configurations with Hewlett-Packard Co. products.
Roseville, California 95747, USA
4 March 2003
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, Böblingen, D-71034, (FAX+49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, PO Box 15, Mail Stop 160, Boise, ID 83707-0015, USA
(Phone: 208-396-6000)
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Safety statements
Laser safety
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 may 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».»
EMI statement (Korea)
VCCI statement (Japan)
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Laser statement for Finland
Luokan 1 laserlaite
Klass 1 Laser Apparat
HP Color LaserJet 3500, 3500n, 3700, 3700n, 3700dn, 3700dtn, 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 Color LaserJet 3500, 3500n, 3700, 3700n, 3700dn, 3700dtn -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 näkymättömällelasersäteilylle 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 775-795 nm Teho 5 m W Luokan 3B laser.
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E
Working with memory and
print server cards
Printer memory
The printer has three, dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots.
Note
For maximum flexibility in DIMM support, the formatter is designed with three 168-pin DIMM
slots and a fourth 100-pin DIMM slot. Due to technical limitations, only three DIMMs can be
loaded at a time, so the fourth DIMM slot (100-pin) is logically the same as the third DIMM
slot (168-pin). The system can only have a DIMM installed on the third DIMM slot (168-pin)
provided that no DIMM is installed in the fourth DIMM slot (100-pin) and vice versa.
Use these DIMM slots to upgrade the printer with the following items:
●
more printer memory - DIMMs are available in 64, 128, and 256 MB
●
flash memory DIMMs - available in 4 MB; unlike standard printer memory, flash DIMMs
can be used to permanently store downloaded items in the printer, even when the printer
is off
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DIMM-based accessory fonts, macros, and patterns
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other DIMM-based printer languages and printer options
You might want to add more memory to the printer if you often print complex graphics or
PostScript documents, or if you use many downloaded fonts. Additional memory also allows
the printer to print multiple, collated copies at the maximum speed.
Note
Single in-line memory modules (SIMMs) used on previous HP LaserJet printers are not
compatible with the printer.
Note
To order DIMMs, see Supplies and accessories.
Before ordering additional memory, see how much memory is currently installed by printing a
configuration page.
Printing a configuration page
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT CONFIGURATION.
5. Press
to print the configuration page.
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Installing memory and font DIMMs
You can install more memory for the printer, and you can also install a font DIMM to allow the
printer to print characters for languages such as Chinese or the Cyrillic alphabet.
CAUTION
Static electricity can damage DIMMs. When handling DIMMs, either wear an antistatic wrist
strap, or frequently touch the surface of the DIMM antistatic package and then touch bare
metal on the printer.
To install memory and font DIMMs
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Disconnect all power and interface cables.
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3. Open the DIMM access door by gently prying it with a flat-bladed screwdriver. Remove
the door by pulling the door toward the back of the printer.
4. Loosen the screw that holds the formatter door on the printer. Remove the formatter
door.
5. Remove the DIMM from the antistatic package. Locate the alignment notches on the
bottom edge of the DIMM.
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6. Holding the DIMM by the edges, align the notches on the DIMM with the bars in the
DIMM slot.
7. Firmly press the DIMM straight into the slot. Close the locks on each side of the DIMM
until they snap into place.
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If you have difficulty inserting the DIMM or closing the latches, make sure the notches on the
bottom of the DIMM are aligned with the bars in the slot. If the DIMM still does not go in,
make sure you are using the correct type of DIMM.
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8. Align the formatter door in the tracks at the bottom of the slot, and turn the screw to
attach the formatter board to the printer.
9. Replace the DIMM access door by inserting the tabs on the door into the slots on the
printer. Swing the door shut.
10. Reconnect the power cable and USB/parallel cable.
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11. Turn the printer on.
12. If you installed a memory DIMM, go to Enabling memory. If you installed a language font
DIMM, go to Enabling the language font DIMM.
Enabling memory
If you installed a memory DIMM, set the printer driver to recognize the newly added memory.
To enable memory for Windows
1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
2. Select this printer and select Properties.
3. On the Configure tab, click More.
4. In the Total Memory field, type or select the total amount of memory that is now
installed.
5. Click OK.
6. Go to Checking DIMM installation.
Enabling the language font DIMM
If you installed a language font DIMM in the printer, you must select the Font DIMM option in
the printer driver for the font DIMM to work properly.
To enable fonts from the PCL 6 printer driver for Windows
1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Select this printer and select Properties.
3. On the Configure tab, click More.
4. Select the Font DIMM check box.
5. In the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box, click Add to add the font file.
6. In the Add Font DIMM dialog box, browse to the location of the font file, select the font
file, and click OK.
7. In the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box, select the installed DIMM.
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8. Click OK.
9. Print a configuration page. See Configuration page.
Checking DIMM installation
Check that the DIMMs are installed correctly and working.
To check DIMM installation
1. Turn the printer on. Check that the Ready light is on after the printer has gone through
the startup sequence. If an error message appears, a DIMM may have been incorrectly
installed.
2. Print a configuration page. See Configuration page.
3. Check the Installed Personalities and Options section on the configuration page and
compare it with the configuration page printed before the DIMM installation.
4. If the amount of recognized memory has not increased:
The DIMM may not be installed correctly. Repeat the installation procedure.
The DIMM may be defective. Try a new DIMM.
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Installing an hp Jetdirect print server card in the hp color LaserJet
3700 series printer
You can install an HP Jetdirect print server card in the base model printer, which comes with
an open EIO slot.
To install an HP Jetdirect print server card
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Disconnect all power and interface cables.
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3. Locate an empty EIO slot. Loosen and remove the two retaining screws holding the
cover for the EIO slot onto the printer, and then remove the cover. You will not need
these screws and cover again.
4. Firmly insert the HP Jetdirect print server card into the EIO slot. Insert and tighten the
retaining screws that came with the print server card.
5. Connect the network cable.
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6. Reconnect the power cable, and turn the printer on.
7. Print a configuration page (see Configuration page). In addition to a printer configuration
page and a Supplies Status page, an HP Jetdirect configuration page that contains
network configuration and status information should also print.
If it does not print, uninstall and reinstall the print server card to ensure that it is
completely seated in the slot.
8. Perform one of these steps:
Choose the correct port. See the computer or operating system documentation for
instructions.
Reinstall the software, choosing the network installation this time.
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Glossary
bidirectional communication
Two-way data transmission.
bin
A receptacle for holding printed pages.
BOOTP
Abbreviation for “Bootstrap Protocol,” an Internet protocol that allows a
computer to find its own IP address.
chooser
A Macintosh accessory that allows you to select a device.
control panel
The area on the printer that contains buttons and a display screen. Use the
control panel to set printer settings and to get information about the printer
status.
default
The normal or standard setting for hardware or software.
DHCP
Abbreviation for “dynamic host configuration protocol.” DHCP enables
individual computers or peripherals connected to a network to find their own
configuration information, including the IP address.
DIMM
Abbreviation for “dual in-line memory module.” A small circuit board that
holds memory chips.
duplex
A feature that allows printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.
EIO
Abbreviation for “Enhanced Input/Output.” A hardware interface used for
adding an internal print server, network adaptor, hard disk, and other plug-in
functionality for HP printers.
Emulated PostScript
Software that emulates Adobe PostScript, a programming language that
describes the appearance of the printed page.
EPS
Abbreviation for “Encapsulated PostScript,” which is a type of graphics file.
firmware
Programming instructions that are stored in a read-only memory unit inside
the printer.
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font
A complete set of letters, numerals, and symbols in a typeface.
fuser
The assembly that uses heat to fuse the toner onto the paper or other media.
grayscale
Various shades of gray.
halftone pattern
A halftone pattern uses differing sizes of ink dots to produce a continuoustone image such as a photograph.
HP Jetdirect
HP product for network printing.
HP toolbox
Software that allows desktop access to printer functions.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP trademarked Web-based printer control software that lets you use a
computer to manage any peripheral connected to an HP Jetdirect print
server.
I/O
Abbreviation for “input/output” and refers to computer port settings.
IP address
The unique number assigned to a computer device connected to a network.
IPX/SPX
Abbreviation for “internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet
exchange.”
macro
A single keystroke or command that results in a series of actions or
instructions.
media
The paper, labels, transparencies, or other material on which the printer
prints the image.
memory tag
A memory partition with a specific address.
monochrome
Black and white. Devoid of color.
mopy
The HP term for “multiple original prints” capability.
network administrator
A person who manages a network.
network
A system of computers interconnected by telephone wires or other means in
order to share information.
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page buffer
Temporary printer memory used to hold page data while the printer creates
an image of the page.
parallel cable
A type of computer cable often used to connect printers directly to a
computer rather than to a network.
parallel port
A connection point for a device connected with a parallel cable.
PCL
Abbreviation for “Printer Control Language.”
peripheral
An auxilliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works
in conjunction with a computer.
personality
Distinctive features or characteristics of a printer or printer language.
pixel
Abbreviation for “picture element,” which is the smallest unit of area in an
image displayed on a screen.
PJL
Abbreviation for “Printer Job Language.”
PostScript
A trademarked page description language.
PPD
Abbreviation for “PostScript Printer Description.”
printer driver
Software program that allows a computer to access printer features.
RAM
Abbreviation for “random access memory,” a type of computer memory used
to store data that may change.
raster image
An image composed of dots.
render
The process of outputting text or graphics.
ROM
Abbreviation for “read-only memory,” a type of computer memory used to
store data that should not be changed.
supplies
Materials used by the printer that are used up and must be replaced. Supply
items for the printer are the four print cartridges, the transfer unit, and the
fuser.
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TCP/IP
An internet protocol (developed by the U.S. Department of Defense) that has
become the global standard for communications.
toner
The fine black or colored powder that forms the image on the printed media.
transfer unit
The black plastic belt that transports the paper inside the printer and transfers
the toner from the print cartridges onto the paper.
tray
A receptacle for holding blank paper.
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Index
Symbols/Numerics
2-sided printing 80
binding options 81
control panel settings
80
A
accessories
ordering 195
auto continue 43
C
cancelling a print request 84
cleaning the printer 127
clearable warnings
setting display time 43
color
adjusting 102
halftone options 102
HP ImageREt 2400 100
managing 102
matching 104
print in grayscale 102
printed vs. monitor 104
sRGB 100
using 100
components
locating 10
configuration page
printing 89
configuring
e-mail alerts 128
control panel
buttons 20
configuring 40
display 21
display brightness 42
lights 20
menus 23, 24
overview 19
printer personalities 42
using in shared environments 46
controlling print jobs 60
D
diagnostics menu 39
DIMMs
installing 220
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display
brightness 42
double-sided printing 80
duplex printing 80
E
e-mail alerts
configuring 128
EIO (Enhanced Input Output)
configuring 50
embedded Web server
checking toner level 108
description 14
ordering supplies 195
using 92
using to configure alerts 128
envelopes
loading in Tray 1 70
errors
auto continue 43
F
FCC regulations 209
file directory page
printing 90
font list
printing 91
G
grayscale printing 102
H
HP fraud hotline 109
HP Jetdirect print servers 50
installing 226
HP toolbox
using 95
HP Web Jetadmin 13
checking toner level 108
using to configure e-mail alerts
128
I
I/O menu 37
information menu 28
input trays
configuring 29, 40, 65
IP address 53
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233
J
jam recovery
setting 44
jams
common causes 153
configuring e-mail alerts 128
locations 151
recovery 151
Japanese VCCI statement 216
K
Korean EMI statement 216
L
language
changing 45
M
maintenance agreements 202
media
colored paper 77
envelopes 77
glossy paper 77
heavy paper 78
HP LaserJet Tough paper 79
labels 78
letterhead 79
preprinted forms 79
recycled paper 79
selecting 63
transparencies 77
memory
adding 86, 219
enabling 224
installing 220
menu map
printing 88
menus
diagnostics 39
I/O 37
information 28
paper handling 29
print quality 32
printing 30
resets 37
system setup 34
N
networks
administrative tools 15
AppleTalk 51
configuring 52
default gateway 54
disabling AppleTalk 57
disabling DLC/LLC 58
disabling IPX/SPX 57
disabling protocols 57
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I/O interfaces 50
idle timeout 56
IP address 53
link speed 56
Novell NetWare 51
software 12
subnet mask 53
syslog server 55
TCP/IP parameters 52
UNIX/Linux 51
Windows 51
P
paper
loading in Tray 1 67
paper handling menu 29
paper path test page 180
parallel configuration 49
pausing a print request 84
personality
setting 42
PowerSave
changing settings 41
disabling 41
time 41
print cartridge
authentication 109
checking the toner level 107
genuine HP 108
managing 106
non-HP 108
replacing 110
storing 108
print quality menu 32
print server card
installing 226
printer drivers 11
printer information pages 88, 193
printer personalities 42
printing menu 30
product stewardship program 209
R
recycling
printer supplies 210
registration page 180
regulations
FCC 209
repacking the printer 203
resets menu 37
S
safety statements
laser safety 216
laser safety for Finland
service agreements 202
software
217
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applications 15
components and drivers 11
for networks 12
special situations
custom-sized paper 84
different first page 84
stopping a print request 84
subnet mask 53
supplies
ordering 195
replacement intervals 106
supplies low
configuring e-mail alerts 128
reporting 44
supplies out
configuring alerts 128
supplies status page
printing 89
system setup menu 34
checklist 130
incorrect printer output 189
information pages 180
jams 151
overhead transparencies 192
print quality 192
two-sided printing 80
U
usage page
printing 90
W
warranty
print cartridge 200
product 199
transfer unit and fuser 201
T
troubleshooting
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Index
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Index
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© 2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
www.hp.com
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