HP | Z5200 | User's Manual | HP Z5200 User's Manual

HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo Printer
Using your printer
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Table of contents
1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................... 1
Safety precautions ................................................................................................................................ 2
HP Start-up Kit ..................................................................................................................................... 2
Your printer's documentation ............................................................................................................... 2
Using this guide .................................................................................................................................... 2
Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 2
Use and maintenance .......................................................................................................... 3
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................... 3
Accessories, support and specifications .............................................................................. 3
Glossary ............................................................................................................................... 3
Index .................................................................................................................................... 3
Warnings and Cautions ....................................................................................................... 3
The printer's main features ................................................................................................................... 4
The printer's main components ............................................................................................................ 4
Front view ............................................................................................................................ 5
Rear view ............................................................................................................................. 5
The front panel ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Printer software .................................................................................................................................... 7
The printer's internal prints ................................................................................................................... 7
2 Installing the software .................................................................................................................................... 9
Choose which connection method to use ........................................................................................... 10
Connect to a network (Windows) ....................................................................................................... 10
Connect directly to a computer (Windows) ......................................................................................... 11
Printer sharing considerations ........................................................................................... 12
Uninstall the printer software (Windows) ............................................................................................ 12
Connect to a network (Mac OS) ......................................................................................................... 12
Bonjour/Rendezvous connection ....................................................................................... 12
TCP/IP connection ............................................................................................................. 14
Connect directly to a computer (Mac OS) .......................................................................................... 15
Sharing the printer ............................................................................................................. 16
Uninstall the printer software (Mac OS) ............................................................................................. 16
3 Personalizing the printer .............................................................................................................................. 18
Turn the printer on and off .................................................................................................................. 19
Change the language of the front-panel display ................................................................................. 20
Access the HP Utility .......................................................................................................................... 20
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Access the Embedded Web Server ................................................................................................... 20
Change the language of the HP Utility ............................................................................................... 21
Change the language of the Embedded Web Server ......................................................................... 21
Password-protect the Embedded Web Server ................................................................................... 21
Set the date and time ......................................................................................................................... 22
Change the sleep mode setting .......................................................................................................... 22
Turn the buzzer on and off ................................................................................................................. 22
Change the front-panel display contrast ............................................................................................. 22
Change the units of measurement ..................................................................................................... 22
Configure network settings ................................................................................................................. 23
4 Paper handling .............................................................................................................................................. 24
General advice ................................................................................................................................... 25
Load a roll onto the spindle ................................................................................................................ 25
Load a roll into the printer ................................................................................................................... 27
Easy loading procedure ..................................................................................................... 28
Paper menu procedure ...................................................................................................... 30
Unload a roll ....................................................................................................................................... 31
Unload paper key procedure with paper on the roll ........................................................... 31
Paper menu procedure with paper on the roll .................................................................... 31
Roll out of paper procedure ............................................................................................... 32
Load a single sheet ............................................................................................................................ 32
Easy loading procedure ..................................................................................................... 32
Paper menu procedure ...................................................................................................... 34
Unload a single sheet ......................................................................................................................... 35
Unload paper key procedure ............................................................................................. 35
Paper menu procedure ...................................................................................................... 35
View information about the paper ....................................................................................................... 36
Paper presets ..................................................................................................................................... 36
To install a downloaded paper preset ................................................................................ 37
To create your own paper preset ....................................................................................... 37
Advanced paper preset creation ........................................................................................ 38
Move the paper .................................................................................................................................. 40
Skew check ........................................................................................................................................ 40
Maintain the paper .............................................................................................................................. 41
Change the drying time ...................................................................................................................... 41
Turn the automatic cutter on and off .................................................................................................. 42
Feed and cut the paper ...................................................................................................................... 42
5 Printing .......................................................................................................................................................... 43
Create a print job ................................................................................................................................ 44
Using the Embedded Web Server to print files .................................................................. 44
Printing stored jobs ............................................................................................................ 45
Select print quality .............................................................................................................................. 45
Select paper size ................................................................................................................................ 46
Custom paper sizes ........................................................................................................... 47
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Select margins options ....................................................................................................................... 47
Print with shortcuts ............................................................................................................................. 48
Print on loaded paper ......................................................................................................................... 49
Rescale a print ................................................................................................................................... 49
Preview a print .................................................................................................................................... 50
Print a draft ......................................................................................................................................... 51
High-quality printing ............................................................................................................................ 52
If you have a high-resolution image ................................................................................... 52
If you have printhead problems ......................................................................................... 53
Print 16-bit color images ..................................................................................................................... 53
Print in gray shades ............................................................................................................................ 53
Print with no margins .......................................................................................................................... 54
Rotate an image ................................................................................................................................. 54
Autorotate .......................................................................................................................... 56
Print with crop lines ............................................................................................................................ 56
Print on sheet paper ........................................................................................................................... 56
Use paper economically ..................................................................................................................... 56
Nest jobs to save roll paper ................................................................................................................ 57
When does the printer try to nest pages? .......................................................................... 57
What pages can be nested? .............................................................................................. 57
Which pages qualify for nesting? ....................................................................................... 57
How long does the printer wait for another file? ................................................................ 58
Use ink economically .......................................................................................................................... 58
6 Color management ....................................................................................................................................... 59
What is color? ..................................................................................................................................... 60
The problem: color in the computer world .......................................................................................... 60
The solution: color management ........................................................................................................ 62
Color and your printer ......................................................................................................................... 64
HP Embedded Spectrophotometer .................................................................................... 64
A summary of the color management process ................................................................................... 65
Color calibration ................................................................................................................................. 66
Check calibration status ..................................................................................................... 66
Calibrate ............................................................................................................................ 66
Calibration from Photoshop ............................................................................................... 67
Color profiling ..................................................................................................................................... 67
Create your own profile ...................................................................................................... 68
Profile your monitor ............................................................................................................ 69
Color management options ................................................................................................................ 69
Color management example with Photoshop .................................................................... 70
Synchronized color management with Photoshop ............................................................. 70
Perform black point compensation ..................................................................................................... 70
Set the rendering intent ...................................................................................................................... 71
Printer emulation ................................................................................................................................ 71
HP Professional PANTONE Emulation .............................................................................................. 72
Color adjustment options .................................................................................................................... 73
Printing in color .................................................................................................................. 73
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Printing in grayscale .......................................................................................................... 74
Color management scenarios ............................................................................................................ 75
Print a color photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PS driver) .............................................. 75
Print a color photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PCL3 driver) .......................................... 77
Print a black-and-white photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PS driver) ............................ 80
Print a black-and-white photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PCL3 driver) ........................ 82
Print a digital album (Aperture, PS driver) ......................................................................... 85
Print a digital album (Aperture, PCL3 driver) ..................................................................... 88
Proof the output on the monitor (InDesign, PS driver) ....................................................... 91
Proof the output on the printer (QuarkXPress, PS driver) ................................................. 93
7 Job queue management ............................................................................................................................... 97
Embedded Web Server job queue page ............................................................................................ 98
Job preview ........................................................................................................................................ 98
Turn off the job queue ........................................................................................................................ 99
Select when to print a job in the queue .............................................................................................. 99
Identify a job in the queue .................................................................................................................. 99
Prioritize a job in the queue .............................................................................................................. 100
Delete a job from the queue ............................................................................................................. 100
Reprint or copy a job in the queue ................................................................................................... 100
Job status messages ........................................................................................................................ 100
Remove a hold ................................................................................................................. 101
8 Retrieving printer usage information ........................................................................................................ 102
Get printer accounting information ................................................................................................... 103
Check printer usage statistics .......................................................................................................... 103
Printer statistics with the HP Utility .................................................................................. 103
Printer statistics with the Embedded Web Server ............................................................ 103
Check ink and paper usage for a job ................................................................................................ 103
Ink and paper statistics with the HP Utility ....................................................................... 103
Printer statistics with the Embedded Web Server ............................................................ 104
Request accounting data by E-mail .................................................................................................. 104
9 Handling ink cartridges and printheads ................................................................................................... 105
About the ink cartridges .................................................................................................................... 106
Check ink cartridge status ................................................................................................................ 106
Ink menu procedure ......................................................................................................... 106
HP Utility procedures ....................................................................................................... 106
Remove an ink cartridge .................................................................................................................. 106
Insert an ink cartridge ....................................................................................................................... 108
About the printheads ........................................................................................................................ 109
Check printhead status ..................................................................................................................... 109
Remove a printhead ......................................................................................................................... 110
Insert a printhead ............................................................................................................................. 112
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10 Maintaining the printer ............................................................................................................................. 115
Check printer status ......................................................................................................................... 116
Clean the exterior of the printer ........................................................................................................ 116
Replace the cutter ............................................................................................................................ 116
Maintain the ink cartridges ............................................................................................................... 120
Move or store the printer .................................................................................................................. 120
Update the firmware ......................................................................................................................... 121
Update the software ......................................................................................................................... 122
Change the battery ........................................................................................................................... 122
Printer maintenance kits ................................................................................................................... 122
11 Accessories ............................................................................................................................................... 123
How to order supplies and accessories ............................................................................................ 124
Order ink supplies ............................................................................................................ 124
Order paper ..................................................................................................................... 125
Non-recommended paper types ...................................................................... 130
Order accessories ............................................................................................................ 130
12 Troubleshooting paper issues ................................................................................................................. 132
The paper cannot be loaded successfully ........................................................................................ 133
Unsuccessful roll load ...................................................................................................... 133
Unsuccessful sheet load .................................................................................................. 134
Paper loading error messages ......................................................................................... 134
The paper type is not in the driver .................................................................................................... 134
Black ink is easily removed when touched ...................................................................... 135
After printing, the paper has wrinkles or there is too much ink ........................................ 135
The paper has jammed .................................................................................................................... 136
Prints do not fall neatly into the basket ............................................................................................. 138
The sheet stays in the printer when the print has been completed .................................................. 138
The paper is cut when the print has been completed ....................................................................... 139
The cutter does not cut well ............................................................................................................. 139
The roll is loose on the spindle ......................................................................................................... 139
A strip stays on the output tray and generates jams ........................................................................ 139
Recalibrate the paper advance ........................................................................................................ 139
Recalibrating the paper advance procedure .................................................................... 140
Return to default calibration ............................................................................................. 140
13 Troubleshooting print-quality issues ...................................................................................................... 141
General advice ................................................................................................................................. 142
Print quality troubleshooting wizard .................................................................................................. 142
Horizontal lines across the image (banding) .................................................................................... 143
The whole image is blurry or grainy ................................................................................................. 144
The paper is not flat .......................................................................................................................... 144
The print is scuffed or scratched ...................................................................................................... 145
Ink marks on the paper ..................................................................................................................... 145
Horizontal smears on the front of coated paper ............................................................... 145
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Ink marks on the back of the paper ................................................................................. 146
Vertical dotted or dashed lines on the print ...................................................................................... 146
Vertical continuous lines on the print ................................................................................................ 147
Black ink comes off when you touch the print .................................................................................. 147
Edges of objects are stepped or not sharp ....................................................................................... 147
Edges of objects are darker than expected ...................................................................................... 148
Bronzing ........................................................................................................................................... 148
Horizontal lines at the end of a cut sheet print ................................................................................. 148
Vertical lines of different colors ........................................................................................................ 148
White spots on the print .................................................................................................................... 149
Colors are inaccurate ....................................................................................................................... 149
Color accuracy using EPS or PDF images in page layout applications ........................... 150
The image is incomplete (clipped at the bottom) .............................................................................. 150
The image is clipped ........................................................................................................................ 150
Some objects are missing from the printed image ........................................................................... 151
Lines are too thick, too thin or missing ............................................................................................. 152
Lines appear stepped or jagged ....................................................................................................... 152
Lines print double or in the wrong colors .......................................................................................... 153
Lines are discontinuous .................................................................................................................... 153
Lines are blurred .............................................................................................................................. 154
The Image Diagnostics Print ............................................................................................................ 155
Corrective action .............................................................................................................. 156
If you still have a problem ................................................................................................................. 157
14 Troubleshooting ink cartridge and printhead issues ............................................................................ 158
Cannot insert an ink cartridge .......................................................................................................... 159
Ink cartridge status messages .......................................................................................................... 159
Cannot insert a printhead ................................................................................................................. 159
The front-panel display recommends reseating or replacing a printhead ........................................ 160
Clean the printheads ........................................................................................................................ 160
Clean the printhead drop detector .................................................................................................... 161
Align the printheads .......................................................................................................................... 164
Reinsert printheads procedure ........................................................................................ 164
Image Quality Maintenance menu procedure .................................................................. 165
Scanning errors during alignment .................................................................................... 165
Printhead status messages .............................................................................................................. 165
15 Troubleshooting general printer issues ................................................................................................. 167
The printer does not print ................................................................................................................. 168
The printer seems slow .................................................................................................................... 168
Communication failures between computer and printer ................................................................... 169
Cannot access the HP Utility ............................................................................................................ 169
Some Color Center options are unavailable ..................................................................................... 169
Cannot access the Embedded Web Server ..................................................................................... 170
Automatic file system check ............................................................................................................. 170
No output when printing from Microsoft Visio 2003 .......................................................................... 171
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Unavailable driver features when printing from QuarkXPress .......................................................... 171
Printer alerts ..................................................................................................................................... 171
16 Front-panel error messages .................................................................................................................... 173
17 HP Customer Care .................................................................................................................................... 175
Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 176
HP Professional Graphics Services ................................................................................................. 176
Knowledge Center ........................................................................................................... 176
HP Start-up Kit ................................................................................................................. 176
HP Care Packs and Warranty Extensions ....................................................................... 176
HP Installation .................................................................................................................. 177
HP Proactive Support ....................................................................................................................... 177
Contact HP Support ......................................................................................................................... 177
Telephone number ........................................................................................................... 178
18 Printer specifications ............................................................................................................................... 179
Functional specifications .................................................................................................................. 180
Physical specifications ..................................................................................................................... 181
Memory specifications ...................................................................................................................... 181
Power specifications ......................................................................................................................... 181
Ecological specifications .................................................................................................................. 181
Environmental specifications ............................................................................................................ 182
Acoustic specifications ..................................................................................................................... 182
Glossary ........................................................................................................................................................... 183
Index ................................................................................................................................................................. 185
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Introduction
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Safety precautions
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HP Start-up Kit
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Your printer's documentation
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Using this guide
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The printer's main features
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The printer's main components
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The front panel
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Printer software
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The printer's internal prints
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Safety precautions
The following precautions ensure the proper use of the printer and prevent the printer from being
damaged. Follow these precautions at all times.
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Use the power supply voltage specified on the nameplate. Avoid overloading the printer's
electrical outlet with multiple devices.
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Ensure the printer is well-grounded. Failure to ground the printer may result in electrical shock,
fire and susceptibility to electromagnetic interference.
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Do not disassemble or repair the printer yourself. Contact your local HP Service Representative
for service, see Contact HP Support on page 177.
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Use only the electrical cord supplied by HP with the printer. Do not damage, cut or repair the
power cord. A damaged power cord has risk of fire and electric shock. Replace a damaged
power cord with an HP-approved power cord.
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Do not allow metal or liquids (except those used in HP Cleaning Kits) to touch the internal parts
of the printer. Doing so may cause fire, electric shock or other serious hazards.
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Power off the printer and unplug the power cable from the power outlet in any of the following
cases:
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When placing your hands inside the printer
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If there is smoke or an unusual smell coming from the printer
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If the printer is making an unusual noise not heard during normal operation
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A piece of metal or a liquid (not part of cleaning and maintenance routines) touches internal
parts of the printer
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During a thunderstorm
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During a power failure
HP Start-up Kit
The HP Start-up Kit is the CD that comes with your printer; it contains the printer's software and
documentation.
Your printer's documentation
This guide is the main source of information on using your printer; it is supplied on the HP Start-up Kit
CD with your printer and can be downloaded from http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/manuals/. A printed
document of introductory information is also supplied with your printer.
Using this guide
Using your printer is organized into the following chapters.
Introduction
This chapter provides a brief introduction to the printer and its documentation for new users.
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Use and maintenance
These chapters help you carry out normal printer procedures and include the following topics.
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Installing the software on page 9
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Personalizing the printer on page 18
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Paper handling on page 24
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Printing on page 43
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Color management on page 59
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Retrieving printer usage information on page 102
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Handling ink cartridges and printheads on page 105
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Maintaining the printer on page 115
Troubleshooting
These chapters help you solve problems that may occur while printing and include the following
topics.
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Troubleshooting paper issues on page 132
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Troubleshooting print-quality issues on page 141
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Troubleshooting ink cartridge and printhead issues on page 158
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Troubleshooting general printer issues on page 167
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Front-panel error messages on page 173
Accessories, support and specifications
These chapters, Accessories on page 123, HP Customer Care on page 175 and Printer
specifications on page 179, contain reference information, including customer care, the printer
specifications and part numbers for paper types, ink supplies and accessories.
Glossary
The Glossary on page 183 contains definitions of printing and HP terms used in this documentation.
Index
In addition to the table of contents, there is an alphabetical index to help you to find topics quickly.
Warnings and Cautions
The following symbols are used in this manual to ensure the proper use of the printer and to prevent
the printer from being damaged. Follow the instructions marked with these symbols.
WARNING! Failure to follow the guidelines marked with this symbol could result in serious personal
injury or death.
CAUTION: Failure to follow the guidelines marked with this symbol could result in minor personal
injury or damage to the product.
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The printer's main features
Your printer is a color inkjet printer designed for printing high-quality images on paper up to 1118 mm
(44 in) wide. Some major features of the printer are shown below:
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Print resolution of up to 2400 × 1200 optimized dpi
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The HP Utility, see Access the HP Utility on page 20, provides an easy-to-use interface
including:
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A single-point for color control
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Import, creation and management of paper presets
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Job management, see Job queue management on page 97
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Calibration of printer and display
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Access to the online HP Knowledge Center
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Accurate and consistent color reproduction with automatic color calibration and profiling
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Eight-ink system providing a wide color range on matte fine art papers and glossy photo papers
for photographic and graphic arts prints and complete coverage of ISO and SWOP gamuts for
color accuracy in pre-press applications
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Economode for printing economically
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Embedded Spectrophotometer for consistent and accurate color, even with paper and
environment changes, and easy creation of paper presets, see HP Embedded
Spectrophotometer on page 64
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High productivity features such as multi-file job submitting, job previewing, queueing and nesting
using the HP Utility, see Access the HP Utility on page 20, or the printer's Embedded Web
Server, see Access the Embedded Web Server on page 20
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Ink and paper usage information available from the Web from the Embedded Web Server, see
Access the Embedded Web Server on page 20
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Paper flexibility and automatic easy load, see Paper handling on page 24, with information and
paper presets accessible from the front panel and the HP Utility
The printer's main components
The following front and rear views of the printer illustrate the main components.
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Ink cartridge
2.
Ink cartridge slots
3.
Blue lever
4.
Transparent window
5.
Front panel
6.
Printhead carriage
7.
Printhead
8.
Output tray
9.
Paper alignment lines
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10. Basket
Rear view
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Spindle
2.
Spindle holders
3.
Document holder
4.
Sockets for communication cables and optional accessories
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Hard power switch
6.
Power cord plug in
7.
Paper feeder
The front panel
Your printer's front panel is located on the front of the printer, in the center. It has the following
important functions:
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Assists you in troubleshooting issues
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Is used to perform certain procedures, such as cutting and unloading paper
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Displays helpful animations to guide you through procedures
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Displays up-to-date information about the status of the printer, such as the ink cartridges, the
printheads, the paper and the print jobs
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Displays warning and error messages, when appropriate, along with audio alerts to call attention
to a warning or message
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Can be used to change the values of printer settings and thus change the operation of the
printer. However, settings in the front panel are overridden by settings in the printer drivers, see
Installing the software on page 9.
The front panel has the following components:
1.
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Direct access keys:
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First key: View ink levels, see Check ink cartridge status on page 106
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Second key: View loaded paper, see View information about the paper on page 36
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Third key: Unload paper, see Unload a roll on page 31 and Unload a single sheet
on page 35
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Fourth key: Form feed and cut, see Feed and cut the paper on page 42
2.
Menu key - Press to return to the main menu of the front-panel display. If you are already on the
main menu it displays the status screen.
3.
OK key - To confirm an action while in a procedure or interaction. To enter in a submenu in the
menu. To select a value when given an option.
4.
Back key - To go to the previous step in a procedure or interaction. To go to the upper level, or
leave the option in the menu, or when given an option.
5.
Down key - To go down in a menu or option, or to decrease a value, for example when
configuring the front-panel display contrast or the IP address.
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Up key - To go up in a menu or option, or to increase a value, for example when configuring the
front-panel display contrast or the IP address.
7.
Cancel key - To abort a procedure or interaction.
8.
Power key - To turn the printer off or on, it also has a light to indicate the printer's status. If the
power key light is off the device is off. If the power key light is blinking green, the device is
starting up. If the power key light is green on, the device is on. If the power key light is amber on,
the device is in standby. If the power key light is blinking amber, the device needs attention.
9.
LED light - Indicates the printer's status. If the LED light is solid green, the device is ready. If it is
flashing green, the device is busy. If it is solid amber, there is a system error. If it is flashing
amber, the printer needs attention.
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10. Front-panel display - Displays errors, warnings and information on using your printer.
To highlight an item in the front-panel display, press the Up or Down key until the item is highlighted.
To select an item in the front-panel display, first highlight it and then press the OK key.
When this guide shows a series of front-panel display items like this: Item1 > Item2 > Item3, it means
that you should select Item1, then select Item2, then select Item3.
Information about specific uses of the front panel can be found throughout this guide.
Printer software
The following software is provided with your printer:
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The PCL3 raster printer driver
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The PostScript printer driver
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The HP Utility, see Access the HP Utility on page 20, allows you to:
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Manage the printer including color with the HP Color Center
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Manage the job queue, see Job queue management on page 97
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View the status of the ink cartridges, the printheads and the paper
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View job accounting information, see Retrieving printer usage information on page 102
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Update the printer's firmware, see Update the firmware on page 121
◦
Access the HP Knowledge Center
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Change various printer settings (in the Settings tab)
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Perform calibrations and troubleshooting
The Embedded Web Server runs in the printer and enables you to use a Web browser on any
computer to check ink levels and printer status, see Access the Embedded Web Server
on page 20
The printer's internal prints
The internal prints give various kinds of information about your printer. They can be requested from
the front panel without using a computer.
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Before requesting any internal print, make sure that paper is loaded (roll or sheet), and that the front
panel displays the Ready message. The loaded paper should be at least A3 landscape—420 mm
(16.53 in) wide—otherwise the print may be clipped.
To print any internal print, select the Internal Prints menu icon
, then select the internal print you
want. The following internal prints are available.
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Demo prints: show some of the capabilities of the printer
◦
Print black and white photo
◦
Print color photo
◦
Print color design demo
◦
Print GIS map
NOTE: Demo prints are printed the same size as the loaded paper.
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Menu map: shows details of all the front-panel display menus
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Configuration: shows all the current front-panel display settings
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Usage report: shows estimates of the total number of prints, number of prints by paper type,
number of prints by print-quality option and total amount of ink used per color (the accuracy of
these estimates is not guaranteed)
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Service information: provides information needed by service engineers
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PostScript font list: shows PostScript fonts available
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Installing the software
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Choose which connection method to use
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Connect to a network (Windows)
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Connect directly to a computer (Windows)
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Uninstall the printer software (Windows)
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Connect to a network (Mac OS)
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Connect directly to a computer (Mac OS)
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Uninstall the printer software (Mac OS)
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Choose which connection method to use
The following methods can be used to connect your printer.
Software installation
Connection type
Speed
Cable length
Other factors
Gigabit Ethernet
Very fast; varies
according to network
traffic
Long: 100 m (328 ft)
Requires extra equipment (switches)
Jetdirect print server
(optional accessory)
Moderate; varies
according to network
traffic
Long: 100 m (328 ft)
Requires extra equipment (switches)
Provides additional features
See http://www.hp.com/go/jetdirect/ for
more details
USB 2.0
Very fast
Short: 5 m (16 ft)
NOTE: The speed of any network connection depends on all components used in the network,
which can include network interface cards, hubs, routers, switches and cables. If any one of these
components cannot operate at high speed, you will have a low-speed connection. The speed of your
network connection can also be affected by the total amount of traffic from other devices on the
network.
Connect to a network (Windows)
Before you begin, check your equipment:
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The printer should be set up and on.
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The Ethernet hub or router should be on and functioning correctly.
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All computers on the network should be on and connected to the network.
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The printer should be connected to the network.
Now you can proceed to install the printer software and connect your printer:
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1.
Make a note of the IP address from the status screen on the printer's front panel (192.168.1.1 in
this example):
2.
Insert the HP Start-up Kit CD into your computer. If the CD does not start automatically, run the
autorun.exe program in the root folder of the CD.
3.
Click Software Installation.
4.
Click Express Network Install. The PCL3 printer driver and the HP Utility will be installed.
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TIP: If you would like to install the PostScript as well as the PCL3 printer driver, click Custom
Install, select the printer from the list of detected printers and choose Custom Installation.
5.
Follow the instructions on your screen to set up the printer.
The configuration program looks for printers connected to your network. When the search is
complete, a list of printers appears. Identify your printer by its IP address and select it from the
list.
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If your computer fails to find any printers on the network, the Printer Not Found window is displayed,
which helps you to try to find your printer. If you have a firewall in operation; you may have to disable
it temporarily in order to find the printer. You also have the options of searching for the printer by its
URL, IP address or MAC address.
NOTE: Although IPv6 is supported, automatic installation of the printer driver is not guaranteed to
work with it, so you may need to use the standard Windows Add Printer Wizard to install the driver.
Connect directly to a computer (Windows)
You can connect your printer directly to a computer without going through a network, by using the
printer's built-in USB 2.0 socket.
TIP: A USB connection may be faster than a network connection, but the cable is limited in length
and it is more difficult to share the printer.
1.
Do not connect the computer to the printer yet. You must first install the printer driver
software on the computer, as follows.
2.
Insert the HP Start-up Kit CD into your CD drive. If the CD does not start automatically, run the
autorun.exe program in the root folder of the CD.
3.
Click Software Installation.
4.
Click Custom Install. The PCL3 printer driver and the HP Utility will be installed.
TIP: If you would like to install the PostScript as well as the PCL3 printer driver, select the
printer from the list of detected printers and choose Custom Installation.
5.
You may see a message warning that the installer will have to communicate through the
Windows Firewall to search for printers on the network. As you intend to set up a USB
connection, select Continue installation without searching the network and click Next.
6.
Follow the instructions on your screen to set up the printer. The following notes help you to
understand the screens and make appropriate choices.
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When asked how the printer is connected, select USB cable.
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If you would like to share the printer with other people connected to your network, press the
Printer Properties button in the Ready to Install window, set Printer Name to the name
under which the printer will be shared, then set Shared to Yes.
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When prompted to do so, connect your computer to the printer with a certified USB cable.
Ensure that the printer is turned on.
NOTE: You may complete the installation without connecting your printer if you prefer. To
do so, check the box marked I want to connect my printer after completing the setup
wizard.
NOTE: The use of non-certified USB cables can lead to connectivity problems. Only
cables certified by the USB Implementor's Forum (http://www.usb.org/) should be used with
this printer.
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Printer sharing considerations
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The HP Utility must be installed on a computer before it can be used from that computer.
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Any other people sharing your directly connected printer will be able to send print jobs, but will
not be able to receive information from the printer—which affects printer alerts, printer status
reports, paper management, printer administration and troubleshooting.
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Any other people sharing your directly connected printer will be unable to use the printer's own
print preview facility, although the application's print preview will still be available. See Preview a
print on page 50.
Software installation
TIP: The best way to share the printer over a network is to connect the printer not to any computer,
but to the network. See Connect to a network (Windows) on page 10.
Uninstall the printer software (Windows)
1.
Insert the HP Start-up Kit CD into your CD drive. If the CD does not start automatically, run the
autorun.exe program in the root folder of the CD.
2.
Click Software Installation.
3.
Select Modify Installation, and follow the instructions on your screen to uninstall the printer
software.
Connect to a network (Mac OS)
You can connect your printer to a network under Mac OS by using the following methods:
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Bonjour/Rendezvous
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TCP/IP
NOTE:
The printer does not support AppleTalk.
Before you begin, check your equipment:
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The printer should be set up and on.
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The Ethernet hub or router should be on and functioning correctly.
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All computers on the network should be on and connected to the network.
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The printer should be connected to the network.
Now you can proceed to install the printer software and connect your printer.
Bonjour/Rendezvous connection
1.
Go to your printer's front panel and select the Connectivity menu icon
, then Gigabit
Ethernet > View configuration. Note the mDNS service name of your printer.
2.
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Open the CD icon on your desktop.
4.
Open the Mac OS X HP Designjet Installer icon.
5.
Follow the instructions on your screen. You are recommended to use the Easy Install option,
which will install the PCL3 (raster) printer driver. If you would like to install the PostScript driver,
select Custom Installation.
6.
The printer software is installed, including the printer driver and the HP Utility.
7.
When the software has been installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant starts automatically, to set
up a connection to your printer. Follow the instructions on your screen.
8.
When you reach the Select Printer screen, look for your printer's mDNS service name (which
you noted in step 1) in the Printer Name column.
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If you find the right printer name, scroll sideways to see the Connection Type column, and
check that it shows Bonjour/Rendezvous. Then highlight that line. Otherwise, continue
searching further down the list.
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If you cannot find your printer name with a Bonjour/Rendezvous connection type, check
the box My printer is not in the list.
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3.
Click Continue.
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9.
Continue following the instructions on the screen. When you reach the Printer Queue Created
screen, click Quit to exit, or Create New Queue if you want to connect another printer to the
network.
10. When the HP Printer Setup Assistant has finished, you can remove the CD from the CD drive.
If the printer driver is already installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant can be run at any time from the
CD.
TCP/IP connection
Software installation
1.
Go to your printer's front panel and press the Menu key until you see the status screen.
Note the URL of your printer (http://XXXX11 in this example).
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2.
Insert the HP Start-up Kit CD into your CD drive.
3.
Open the CD icon on your desktop.
4.
Open the Mac OS X HP Designjet Installer icon.
5.
Follow the instructions on your screen. You are recommended to use the Easy Install option,
which will install the PCL3 (raster) printer driver. If you would like to install the PostScript driver,
select Custom Installation.
6.
The printer software is installed, including the printer driver and the HP Utility.
7.
When the software has been installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant starts automatically, to set
up a connection to your printer. Follow the instructions on your screen.
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8.
When you reach the Select Printer screen, look for your printer's URL (which you noted in step
1) in the Printer Name column.
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If you find the right printer name, scroll sideways to see the Connection Type column, and
check that it shows IP Printing. Then highlight that line. Otherwise, continue searching
further down the list.
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If you cannot find your printer name with an IP Printing connection type, check the box My
printer is not in the list.
Click Continue.
Continue following the instructions on the screen. When you reach the Printer Queue Created
screen, click Quit to exit, or Create New Queue if you want to connect another printer to the
network.
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9.
10. When the HP Printer Setup Assistant has finished, you can remove the CD from the CD drive.
If the printer driver is already installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant can be run at any time from the
CD.
Connect directly to a computer (Mac OS)
You can connect your printer directly to a computer without going through a network, by using the
printer's built-in USB 2.0 socket.
1.
Make sure the printer is either turned off or disconnected from the computer.
2.
Insert the HP Start-up Kit CD into your CD drive.
3.
Open the CD icon on your desktop.
4.
Open the Mac OS X HP Designjet Installer icon.
5.
Follow the instructions on your screen. You are recommended to use the Easy Install option,
which will install the PCL3 (raster) printer driver. If you would like to install the PostScript driver,
select Custom Installation.
6.
The printer software is installed, including the printer driver and the HP Utility.
7.
When the software has been installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant starts automatically, to set
up a connection to your printer.
8.
Make sure that the printer is turned on and connected to the computer with a certified USB
cable.
NOTE: The use of non-certified USB cables can lead to connectivity problems. Only cables
certified by the USB Implementor's Forum (http://www.usb.org/) should be used with this printer.
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9.
In the HP Printer Setup Assistant, click Continue.
10. In the list of printers that appears, select the entry that uses the connection type USB, and click
Continue.
11. The following screen displays information about your printer's installation, where the name of the
printer can be modified. Make any changes you wish to make, and click Continue.
12. Your printer is now connected. In the Printer Queue Created screen, click Quit to exit, or Create
New Queue if you want to connect another printer.
13. When the HP Printer Setup Assistant has finished, you can remove the CD from the CD drive.
Software installation
If the printer driver is already installed, the HP Printer Setup Assistant can be run at any time from the
CD.
Sharing the printer
If your computer is connected to a network, you can make your directly connected printer available to
other computers on the same network.
1.
Double-click the System Preferences icon on the Dock menu bar on your desktop.
2.
Under Mac OS X 10.4, enable printer sharing by going to Sharing > Services > Printer
Sharing.
Under later versions of Mac OS X, go to Sharing, select Printer Sharing, and then check the
printer(s) that you want to share.
3.
Your printer now automatically appears in the list of shared printers displayed by any other
computer running Mac OS and connected to your local network.
Any other people wishing to share your printer must install the printer software on their own
computers. The PCL3 (raster) driver can drive a shared printer between different versions of Mac OS,
but the PostScript driver does not support printer sharing between Mac OS X 10.4 and Mac OS X
10.5 or 10.6. It does support printer sharing between Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6.
Anyone sharing your printer will be able to send print jobs, but will not be able to receive information
from the printer—which affects printer alerts, printer status reports, paper management, printer
administration and troubleshooting.
You may find that sharing your directly connected printer with other users will slow down your
computer unacceptably.
TIP: The best way to share the printer over a network is to connect the printer not to any computer,
but to the network. See Connect to a network (Mac OS) on page 12.
Uninstall the printer software (Mac OS)
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1.
Insert the HP Start-up Kit CD into your CD drive.
2.
Open the CD icon on your desktop.
3.
Open the Mac OS X HP Designjet Uninstaller, and follow the instructions on your screen to
uninstall the printer software.
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To delete the print queue:
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◦
from the system preferences, select the Printing pane of the Print & Fax dialog. Select the
name of the printer and click the – button.
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from the Print Setup utility, select the name of the printer and click the Delete icon.
Under Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6: from the system preferences, select the Print & Fax dialog.
Select the name of the printer and click the – button.
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Personal settings
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Personalizing the printer
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Turn the printer on and off
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Change the language of the front-panel display
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Access the HP Utility
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Access the Embedded Web Server
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Change the language of the HP Utility
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Change the language of the Embedded Web Server
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Password-protect the Embedded Web Server
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Set the date and time
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Change the sleep mode setting
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Turn the buzzer on and off
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Change the front-panel display contrast
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Change the units of measurement
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Turn the printer on and off
TIP: The printer can be left powered on without wasting energy. Leaving it on improves response
time and overall system reliability. When the printer has not been used for a certain period of time
(the default time is determined by Energy Star), it saves power by going into sleep mode. However,
any interaction with the printer's front-panel display returns it to active mode, and it can resume
printing immediately. To change the sleep mode time, see Change the sleep mode setting
on page 22.
NOTE: In sleep mode, the printer performs maintenance service to the printheads from time to time.
This avoids long preparation times after long idle periods. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to
leave the printer powered on or in sleep mode to avoid wasting ink and time.
The printer has three levels of power consumption.
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Plugged in: the power cord is plugged into the back of the printer
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Switched on: the switch at the back of the printer is in the on position
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Powered on: the Power key on the front panel shows a green light
Personal settings
If you wish to turn the printer on or off or reset the printer, the normal and recommended method is to
use the Power key on the front panel.
However, if you plan to store the printer indefinitely or the Power key does not seem to work, you are
recommended to power it off using the Power key, and then also switch off the power switch at the
rear.
To turn it back on, use the power switch at the rear.
When the printer is powered back on, it takes about three minutes to initialize and check and prepare
the printheads. Preparing the printheads takes about one minute and 15 seconds. However, if the
printer has been off for six weeks or more, preparing the printheads could take up to 55 minutes.
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Change the language of the front-panel display
There are two possible ways to change the language of the front-panel menus and messages.
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If you can understand the current front-panel display language, select the Setup menu icon
,
then Front panel options > Select language.
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If you cannot understand the current front-panel display language, start with the printer powered
off. At the front panel, press the OK key and hold it down. While holding the OK key down, press
the Power key and hold it down. Continue to hold down both keys until the green light on the
right side of the front-panel display starts flashing, and then release both keys. You can expect a
delay of about one second. If the green light starts flashing without any delay, you may need to
start again.
Whichever method you used, the language selection menu should now appear on the front-panel
display. Highlight your preferred language with the Up and Down keys, then press the OK key.
When you have selected your preferred language, turn off the printer with the Power key and then
turn it on again. The front panel will appear in the selected language.
Access the HP Utility
The HP Utility enables you to manage your printer from a computer with a USB connection or TCP/IP.
Personal settings
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Under Windows, start the the HP Utility from your desktop shortcut or from Start > All Programs
> Hewlett-Packard > HP Utility > HP Utility. This launches the HP Utility, showing the printers
that have been installed on your computer.
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Under Mac OS, launch the HP Utility from your dock shortcut or by selecting STARTUP_DISK >
Library > Printers > hp > Utilities > HP Utility. This launches the HP Utility Printer Selector,
showing the printers that have been installed on your computer.
Select your printer and click Select. This launches the HP Utility.
If you have followed these instructions but failed to get through to the HP Utility, see Cannot access
the HP Utility on page 169.
Access the Embedded Web Server
The Embedded Web Server enables you to manage your printer remotely using an ordinary Web
browser running on any computer.
NOTE:
To use the Embedded Web Server, you must have a TCP/IP connection to your printer.
The following browsers are known to be compatible with the Embedded Web Server:
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Internet Explorer 6 or later for Windows
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Netscape Navigator 6.01 or later
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Mozilla 1.5 or later
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Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or later
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Safari 2 or later for Mac OS
To access the Embedded Web Server on any computer, open your Web browser and give the
address of your printer. You can find out the address of your printer (starting with http:) from the
front-panel display, by looking at the status screen.
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If you have followed these instructions but failed to get through to the Embedded Web Server, see
Cannot access the Embedded Web Server on page 170.
Change the language of the HP Utility
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Under Windows, select Tools > Set Language and select a language from the list.
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Under Mac OS, the language is changed as for any other application. In System Preferences
select International and re-launch the application.
Personal settings
The HP Utility can work in the following languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, French,
Italian, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Change the language of the Embedded Web Server
The Embedded Web Server can work in the following languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish,
Catalan, French, Italian, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and
Japanese. It uses whichever language you have specified in your Web browser's options. If you have
specified a language that it cannot support, it works in English.
To change the language, you must change your Web browser's language setting. For example, in
Internet Explorer version 6, go to the Tools menu and select Internet Options, Languages. Then
ensure that the language you want is at the top of the list in the dialog box.
To complete the change, you must close and reopen your Web browser.
Password-protect the Embedded Web Server
1.
In the Embedded Web Server, go to the Setup tab and select Security.
2.
Enter a password of your own choice in the New password field.
3.
Enter it again in the Confirm password field to guard against misspelling.
4.
Click Set password.
Now no-one will be able to perform the following actions with the Embedded Web Server without
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Manage print jobs in the queue (cancel, delete)
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View previews of print jobs
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Delete stored jobs
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Clear accounting information
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Change the printer settings
Change the language of the HP Utility
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Update the printer's firmware
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Update the paper presets
If you forget the password, see Cannot access the Embedded Web Server on page 170.
Set the date and time
The printer's date and time settings are mainly useful in job accounting (see Request accounting data
by E-mail on page 104). These settings can be changed using the Embedded Web Server or the
front panel.
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In the Embedded Web Server, go to the Setup tab and select Date & Time.
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At the front panel, select the Setup menu icon
, then Front panel options > Date and time
options > Set date or Set time or Set time zone.
Change the sleep mode setting
If the printer is left switched on but unused for a certain period of time, it goes automatically into sleep
mode to save power. To change the time the printer waits before it goes into sleep mode, go to the
front panel and select the Setup menu icon
, then Front panel options > Sleep mode wait time.
Personal settings
Highlight the wait time you want and then press the OK key. You can set the time to 30, 60, 120, 150,
180, 210 or 240 minutes.
Turn the buzzer on and off
To turn the printer's buzzer on or off, go to the front panel and select the Setup menu icon
, then
Front panel options > Enable buzzer, highlight on or off and press the OK key. The default buzzer
is set to on.
Change the front-panel display contrast
To change the contrast of the front-panel display, go to the front panel and select the Setup menu
icon
, then Front panel options > Select display contrast, and enter a value using the Up or
Down key. Press the OK key to set the value. The default contrast is set to 50.
Change the units of measurement
To change the units of measurement in the front-panel display, go to the front panel and select the
Setup menu icon
, then Front panel options > Select units, and select English or Metric. By
default the units are set to metric.
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Configure network settings
To configure the network settings from the HP Utility for Windows, select Settings tab > Network
Settings. From the HP Utility for Mac OS, select Network Settings in the Configuration group. You
can view and configure the following network settings.
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IP Configuration method: specify the way to set an IP address between BOOTP, DHCP, Auto
IP and Manual
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Host name: specify an IP name for the network device, the name may contain up to 32 ASCII
characters
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IP address: specify the IP address on the print server, duplicate IP addresses on a TCP/IP
network are not allowed
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Subnet mask: specify a subnet mask, which is a 32-bit number applied to an IP address to
determine which bits specify the network and subnet and which bits uniquely specify the node
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Default gateway: specify the IP address of a router or computer that is used to connect to other
networks or sub-networks, if none exist, use the IP address of the computer or the IP address of
the print server
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Domain name: specify the name of the DNS domain that the print server resides in, for
example, support.hp.com, note that it does not include the host name; it is not the fully qualified
domain name, such as printer1.support.hp.com
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Idle timeout: specify the number of seconds that an idle connection is allowed to remain open,
270 is the default value, if set to zero, the timeout is disabled and TCP/IP connections remain
open until closed by the other node (such as a workstation) on the network
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Default IP: specify the IP address to use when the print server is unable to obtain an IP address
from the network when powered on or when reconfigured to use BOOTP or DHCP
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Send DHCP requests: specify whether DHCP requests are transmitted when a legacy default
IP address or a default Auto IP is assigned
To configure the same network settings from the front panel, select the Connectivity menu icon
Personal settings
NOTE: If you change the current IP address and click Apply, the browser loses the current
connection to the print server because it is pointing to the old address. To reconnect, browse to
the new IP address.
,
then Gigabit Ethernet > Modify configuration.
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Paper handling
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General advice
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Load a roll onto the spindle
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Load a roll into the printer
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Unload a roll
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Load a single sheet
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Unload a single sheet
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View information about the paper
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Paper presets
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Move the paper
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Skew check
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Maintain the paper
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Change the drying time
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Turn the automatic cutter on and off
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Feed and cut the paper
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General advice
TIP: Before starting a paper loading process, make sure you have enough room around the printer,
both in front and behind.
CAUTION: Make sure the printer wheels are locked (the brake lever is pressed down) to prevent
the printer from moving.
All paper must be 280 mm (11 in) or longer. A4 and US Letter paper cannot be loaded landscape.
Paper handling
TIP: For photo paper wear cotton gloves to avoid transferring oils onto the paper.
CAUTION: Keep the basket closed throughout the loading process.
Load a roll onto the spindle
CAUTION: Ensure the sheet tray is closed.
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1.
Remove the right-hand end of the spindle from the printer, then the other end.
WARNING! Do not insert your fingers into the spindle supports during the removal process.
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2.
The spindle has a stop at each end to keep the roll in position. The blue stop can be removed to
mount a new roll; it slides along the spindle to hold rolls of different widths. Remove the blue
paper stop from the end of the spindle.
3.
If your roll has a 76 mm (3 in) cardboard core, ensure that the core adaptors have been
installed.
4.
If the roll is long, rest the spindle horizontally on a table and load the roll on the table.
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TIP: You may need two people to handle a large roll.
5.
Slide the new roll onto the spindle. Make sure the paper type is oriented as shown. If it is not,
remove the roll, turn it 180 degrees and slide it back on to the spindle. There are labels on the
spindle showing the correct orientation.
NOTE: From the back of the printer, the blue stop is fitted onto the right-hand end of the
spindle.
6.
Put the blue paper stop onto the open end of the spindle, and push it towards the end of the roll.
7.
Ensure the blue paper stop is pushed in as far as it goes, until both ends are against the stops.
Paper handling
Ensure both ends of the roll are as close to the spindle stops as possible.
If you are a regular user of different paper types, you can change rolls more quickly if you preload
rolls of different paper types on different spindles. Extra spindles are available for purchase, see
Accessories on page 123.
Load a roll into the printer
There are two ways to load a roll. The easy loading procedure is recommended.
To start these procedures you must have a roll loaded on the spindle. See Load a roll onto the
spindle on page 25.
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Easy loading procedure
1.
Standing behind the printer, rest the spindle's black end on the left side roll holder. Do not put
the end completely into the roll holder.
2.
Rest the blue end of the spindle on the right side roll holder.
3.
With both hands, push the spindle into both roll holders at the same time. The spindle snaps into
place.
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4.
If the edge of the roll is torn (sometimes due to tape used to hold the end of the roll) or not
straight, pull the paper slightly beyond the cutting groove and use a cutter to cut a straight edge.
TIP: Cut the paper as straight as possible, as uneven paper does not load correctly.
5.
Insert the edge of the paper into the feeder.
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6.
Roll the spindle into the feeder until you feel resistance. The printer detects the paper and feeds
it automatically into the printer.
7.
Once the paper is fed into the printer, the front-panel display asks if you are loading a roll or a
sheet. Select Roll with the Up and Down keys and press OK.
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8.
Select your paper category and type.
TIP: If you have loaded a paper type whose name does not appear in the paper list, see The
paper type is not in the driver on page 134.
9.
The printer checks the alignment and measures the width. It cuts a strip off the leading edge of
glossy or satin paper to ensure perfect quality; other paper types are not cut.
10. Look at the front panel; you may find some instructions there.
11. When the roll is aligned, the front panel displays the Ready message and the printer is ready to
print. If the roll is not aligned, follow the instructions on the front-panel display.
12. If the paper is loose on the roll, lightly rewind from the end of the spindle until tight.
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NOTE: If you have an unexpected issue at any stage of the paper loading process, see The paper
cannot be loaded successfully on page 133.
TIP: When prints fall into the basket, they can be torn or marked by ink from other prints. To avoid
this, catch your prints as they are cut from the roll and do not stack prints in the basket. Alternatively,
turn off the automatic cutter, see Turn the automatic cutter on and off on page 42, and use the Form
feed and cut key to release your print.
Paper menu procedure
As an alternative you can use the paper menu to start the paper loading process.
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1.
Follow steps 1 through 5 of the easy loading procedure.
2.
From the front panel, select the Paper menu icon
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3.
Select Paper load.
4.
Select Load roll.
5.
Continue with step 8 of the easy loading procedure.
Unload a roll
Before unloading a roll, check whether there is paper on the roll or whether the end of the paper is no
longer attached to the roll, and follow the appropriate procedure as described below.
TIP: Do not touch the paper while the printer is printing, which may cause print quality defects.
Unload paper key procedure with paper on the roll
1.
Press the Unload paper key on the front panel.
2.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lift the blue lever on the left.
3.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lightly rewind the paper from the end of the spindle
until removed from the printer.
4.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lower the blue lever.
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If there is paper on the roll, use the following procedure.
Paper menu procedure with paper on the roll
If there is paper on the roll, you can also start the process from the front panel.
1.
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2.
Select Unload paper.
3.
Continue from step 2 of the Unload paper key process.
Roll out of paper procedure
If the end of the paper is no longer attached to the roll, use the following procedure.
1.
If you have already started the unload process, press the Cancel key on the front panel to cancel
that procedure.
2.
Lift the blue lever on the left. If the front panel displays a warning about the lever, ignore it.
3.
Pull out the paper from the printer. Pull from wherever the paper is accessible; the back of the
printer is recommended.
4.
Lower the blue lever.
5.
If the front panel displays a warning message, press the OK key to clear it.
Load a single sheet
There are two ways to load a sheet. The easy loading procedure is recommended.
Any loaded roll or sheet must be unloaded before loading a sheet, see Unload a roll on page 31 or
Unload a single sheet on page 35.
Paper handling
NOTE: For sheets thicker than 0.5mm, you must have space behind the printer equal to the length
of the sheet.
Easy loading procedure
1.
Standing in front of the printer, open the sheet tray.
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2.
Insert the sheet into the feeder. Load your sheet aligned with the load line and insert until the
paper cannot continue, with thicker sheets you feel resistance. The printer detects the sheet in
three seconds. A countdown begins on the front-panel display.
3.
After the countdown, the paper feeds into the printer. Guide the sheet into the printer; this is
especially important with thicker papers.
4.
The front-panel display asks whether you are loading a roll or a cut sheet. Select Load sheet.
5.
Select your paper category and type.
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CAUTION: Do not push your fingers inside the printer's paper path.
TIP: If you have loaded a paper type whose name does not appear in the paper list, see The
paper type is not in the driver on page 134.
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6.
If skew checking is enabled (see Skew check on page 40), the printer checks the alignment
and measures the sheet. If you have disabled skew checking, you will need to align the sheet
manually.
NOTE: Depending on the length of the sheet, it feeds out the front of the printer.
7.
If the paper has been loaded successfully, the front panel displays the Ready message and the
printer ready to print. If the paper is not straight, follow the instructions on the front-panel display.
NOTE:
When correctly loaded, the sheet is in the back of the printer.
NOTE: If you have an unexpected problem at any stage of the paper loading process, see The
paper cannot be loaded successfully on page 133.
Paper menu procedure
As an alternative, you can use the front panel to start the paper loading process
Perform step 1 of the easy loading procedure.
2.
From the front panel, select the Paper menu icon
3.
Select Paper load.
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4.
Select Load sheet.
5.
Continue with step 5 of the easy loading procedure.
Unload a single sheet
To unload a sheet without printing, use the Unload paper key or the paper menu procedure.
To unload a single sheet after printing, you can simply pull the sheet free from the front of the printer.
TIP: Do not touch the paper while the printer is printing, which may cause print quality defects.
Unload paper key procedure
1.
Press the Unload paper key on the front panel.
2.
The sheet unloads out the front of the printer, either catch it manually or allow it to fall into the
basket.
Paper menu procedure
You can also unload a sheet from the front panel's Paper menu.
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1.
From the front panel, select the Paper menu icon
2.
Select Unload paper. The sheet unloads out of the front of the printer, either catch it manually
or allow it to fall into the basket.
Unload a single sheet
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View information about the paper
To view the loaded paper information, press the View loaded paper key on the front panel.
You can also select the Paper menu icon
and then View loaded paper.
The following information is displayed on the front panel:
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Roll or sheet status
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Paper type you have selected
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Width of the paper (estimated)
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Length of the sheet (estimated)
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Color calibration status
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Paper advance calibration status
NOTE: If you loaded a cut sheet with skew checking disabled, the estimated length should be
disregarded because the printer cannot estimate it accurately.
If no paper is loaded, the message Out of paper is displayed.
The same information (apart from the color and paper advance calibration status) is displayed in the
HP Utility, on the Supplies page.
NOTE: Photo and coated paper requires careful handling, see The print is scuffed or scratched
on page 145.
Paper presets
Paper handling
Each supported paper type has its own characteristics. For optimum print quality, the printer changes
the way it prints on each different paper type. For example, some may need more ink and some may
require a longer drying time. So the printer must be given a description of the requirements of each
paper type. This description is called the paper preset. The paper preset contains the ICC profile,
which describes the color characteristics of the paper; it also contains information on other
characteristics and requirements of the paper that are not directly related to color. Existing paper
presets for your printer are already installed in the printer's software.
However, as it is inconvenient to scroll through a list of all paper types available, your printer contains
paper presets only for the most commonly used paper types. If you have a paper type for which your
printer has no preset, you cannot select that paper type in the front-panel display.
There are three ways to assign a preset for a new paper type.
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Import a paper preset that you have downloaded from the Web. See To install a downloaded
paper preset on page 37.
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Create your own paper preset using the HP Color Center. See To create your own paper preset
on page 37.
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Advanced users can create and adjust paper presets using the HP Color Center. See Advanced
paper preset creation on page 38.
NOTE: You can use a maximum of 30 custom and additional paper types. To delete a custom or
additional paper preset, go to the Color Center and select Paper Preset Management > Delete
Paper Preset. Paper presets provided with your printer cannot be deleted.
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To install a downloaded paper preset
1.
After finding the right paper preset at http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/paperpresets/ or at the
paper manufacturer's Web site, click the Download Now button and save the paper preset
(“.oms” file) on your computer.
NOTE: If you do not find the paper preset you want on the Web, you may find that it has been
added to the latest firmware for your printer. You can check the firmware release notes for
information, see Update the firmware on page 121.
2.
Before starting to install the new preset, make sure that the printer is idle and the print queue is
stopped. Installing a new paper preset will interrupt any printing that is in progress.
3.
Start the HP Utility or the Embedded Web Server.
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In the HP Utility, select the Color Center and then Import Paper Preset.
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In the Embedded Web Server, select the Setup tab, then Paper preset management, then
the Import tab.
4.
On the Import page, select the paper preset file that you downloaded in step 1.
5.
Click the Update button and wait for the update process to finish. It may take some time. The
printer will automatically restart when the update is complete; wait until it has restarted and the
front panel indicates that it is ready.
6.
Check that the new paper type appears in the Additional paper or Custom paper category in
your printer's front panel.
7.
Synchronize the new paper type with the driver by opening the HP Utility. Select your printer,
then the Color Center tab, then Paper Preset Management and Synchronize Paper Presets
( button under Mac OS).
Now that you have imported the paper preset, you can select the paper type from the front panel and
from the driver. The ICC profile for the new paper type is ready to use by your application.
To create your own paper preset
Paper handling
Before using a custom paper type with your printer, you should add a paper preset for the new paper.
You can create a new paper preset using the HP Color Center in the HP Utility.
The paper preset name will appear in the printer driver and the front panel.
To create a paper preset, you can follow this simple procedure:
1.
Go to the Color Center tab in the HP Utility for Windows, or to the HP Color Center group in the
HP Utility for Mac OS.
2.
Select Create New Paper Preset.
3.
Enter your paper's name.
TIP: The paper's commercial name is likely to be the most understandable for other users of
the printer.
4.
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of ink used and other basic printing parameters. For more information, see the online help
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in the Color Center, and http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/paperpresets/. The available categories
are:
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Bond and Coated Paper: Fiber-based, thin papers with a matte surface. These papers use
matte black ink, relatively low ink limits and high carriage position.
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Photo Paper: Photo-base, relatively thick papers with a variety of finishing from matte to
satin to glossy. These papers use photo black ink, with the exception of Photo Matte
Papers, relatively high ink limits and low carriage position, with the exception of Baryte and
Photo Matte Papers. Generally they will print with the starwheels up.
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Proofing Paper: A variety of papers from matte to satin and glossy used to simulate
commercial printing with high color accuracy requirements.
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Fine Art Material: Canvas, matte and paper-base photo materials used for high-quality fine
art printing. These papers use matte black ink, with the exception of Canvas Satin and
Pearl papers, which use photo black. They all use high carriage position with high ink limits.
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Film: Synthetic film-base materials that generally use photo black, with relatively low ink
limits and high carriage position.
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Backlit: Synthetic translucent materials that use photo black with high ink limits, high
carriage position and starwheels up.
5.
Click Next under Windows, Continue under Mac OS.
6.
Load your custom paper, see Load a roll into the printer on page 27 or Load a single sheet
on page 32. You will find the paper name in the Custom paper category in the front panel.
7.
Choose the ICC profile name in the Color Center. This is the name you will use to select the
profile in your application.
8.
Click Next under Windows, Continue under Mac OS.
9.
If the paper type permits, the printer performs a color calibration (about 10 minutes) and creates
the ICC profile (about 20 minutes).
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Now that you have created the paper preset, you will be able to select the paper type from the front
panel and from the driver under the Custom paper category. The ICC profile for the new paper type
will be ready to use by your application.
You can export the new paper preset to your computer and use it on other HP Designjet Z5200 series
printers. In the Color Center, select Paper Preset Management > Export Paper Preset, then follow
the instructions on the screen. To install the preset on another printer, see To install a downloaded
paper preset on page 37.
Advanced paper preset creation
Advanced paper preset creation involves a process of trial and error, in which you modify the printing
properties of your new preset to obtain the best print quality.
1.
Go to the Color Center tab in the HP Utility for Windows, or to the HP Color Center group in the
HP Utility for Mac OS.
2.
Select Paper Preset Management.
3.
Under Windows, select Create Paper Preset. Under Mac OS, click +.
4.
Enter your paper's name.
TIP: The paper's commercial name is likely to be the most understandable for other users of
the printer.
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6.
Select a paper category from the drop-down menu. The paper category determines the amount
of ink used and other basic printing parameters. For more information, see the online help
in the Color Center, and http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/paperpresets/. The available categories
are:
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Bond and Coated Paper: Fiber-based, thin papers with a matte surface. These papers use
matte black ink, relatively low ink limits and high carriage position.
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Photo Paper: Photo-base, relatively thick papers with a variety of finishing from matte to
satin to glossy. These papers use photo black ink, with the exception of Photo Matte
Papers, relatively high ink limits and low carriage position, with the exception of Baryte and
Photo Matte Papers. Generally they will print with the starwheels up.
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Proofing Paper: A variety of papers from matte to satin and glossy used to simulate
commercial printing with high color accuracy requirements.
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Fine Art Material: Canvas, matte and paper-base photo materials used for high-quality fine
art printing. These papers use matte black ink, with the exception of Canvas Satin and
Pearl papers, which use photo black. They all use high carriage position with high ink limits.
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Film: Synthetic film-base materials that generally use photo black, with relatively low ink
limits and high carriage position.
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Backlit: Synthetic translucent materials that use photo black with high ink limits, high
carriage position and starwheels up.
If you wish, use the Change Printing Properties button to change the following properties:
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Paper Thickness: This is relevant to carriage height or platen gap. You should choose
High if your paper weighs over 250 g/m² or if it does not have a plastic coating.
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Dry Time: The recommendation is to use Automatic by default and move to Extended if
needed.
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Starwheels: Print with the starwheels up or down.
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Cutter: Enable or disable the cutter.
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Global Ink Limit: Initially it can be left as it is and modified later on, based on printing
results.
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5.
NOTE: When an option is grayed out, that means that it is not available for the selected paper
type.
Some paper types are available with different ink limits (less/normal/more ink). Ink limits are
generally proportional to color gamut volume, but a higher ink limit can cause printing artifacts
(bleed, coalescence, etc.) in some cases. HP papers have fine-tuned ink limits while other
papers use generic ink limits.
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7.
Click Next under Windows, Continue under Mac OS.
8.
Load your custom paper, see Load a roll into the printer on page 27 or Load a single sheet
on page 32. You will find the paper name in the Custom paper category in the front panel.
9.
Under Windows, select yes when asked to calibrate paper. Under Mac OS, select Paper Preset
Management > Calibrate Paper. For more information on color calibration, see Color calibration
on page 66.
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10. You can print an image of your choice to check for color gamut, coalescence, mottle and
bronzing. If the results are not satisfactory, you can change printing properties and launch
another calibration. For instance:
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For better color gamut, increase the ink limit or select a "more ink" variant of the same
paper type if available.
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To reduce coalescence, decrease the ink limit or select a "less ink" variant of the same
paper if available.
For more information, see the online help
in the Color Center.
11. With your final printing properties, you can now create an ICC profile for the paper using one of
the following options:
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The standard process with the Color Center (see Color profiling on page 67)
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A third-party profiling program
12. Once you have created and adjusted the ICC profile for your paper, you can link this profile to
the paper preset with the Color Center: select Paper Preset Management > Install Profile. If
you have used the standard Color Center profiling process, this step is not necessary because
the profile is linked automatically to the paper preset.
For more information on the processes available in the Color Center, see A summary of the color
management process on page 65.
Now that you have created the paper preset, you will be able to select the paper type from the front
panel and from the driver under the Custom paper category. The ICC profile for the new paper type
will be ready to use by your application.
You can export the new paper preset to your computer and use it on other HP Designjet Z5200 series
printers. In the Color Center, select Paper Preset Management > Export Paper Preset, then follow
the instructions on the screen. To install the preset on another printer, see To install a downloaded
paper preset on page 37.
Move the paper
Paper handling
If the printer is idle (ready to print), you can move the paper forwards or backwards from the front
panel. You may want to do this in order to have more or less white space between the last print and
the next one.
To move the paper, select the Paper menu icon
and then Move paper.
You can move the paper forwards by pressing the Up key on the front panel, or backwards by
pressing the Down key. When the paper is positioned as you want it, press the Cancel key.
Skew check
When loading cut sheet paper, the printer normally checks the alignment of the paper and tries to
correct it if the paper is skewed. You can disable this check from the front panel by selecting the
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Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Paper options > Sheet load, check skew >
No.
You are not recommended to disable it, unless the printer has difficulty in performing the check
successfully with the substrate you are using.
While performing the skew check, the printer also measures the length of the sheet. If you disable the
skew check, the printer does not measure the length of the sheet; instead, it estimates the length as
four times the width. This means, for instance, that the length of the sheet is likely to be shown
incorrectly in the print preview.
Maintain the paper
To maintain paper quality, follow the recommendations below.
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Store rolls covered by another piece of paper or cloth.
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Store cut sheets covered and clean or brush them before loading them in the printer.
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Clean input and output platens and cut sheet tray.
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Always keep the transparent window of your printer closed.
NOTE: Photo and coated paper requires careful handling, see The print is scuffed or scratched
on page 145.
Change the drying time
You may wish to change the drying time setting to suit special printing conditions such as multiple
prints where time is of higher importance or when you need to be sure ink is dry before handling.
Most paper types require no drying time.
Select the Setup menu icon
, then Print retrieval> Select drying time. You can select:
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Extended, to set a longer than recommended time to ensure ink is completely dry
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Optimal, to set the default and recommended time for your selected paper
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Reduced, to set a shorter than recommended time when quality is of lower importance
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None, to disable the drying time and remove your print as soon as it finishes printing
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NOTE:
TIP: If the ink is not dry when the print is removed, it could leave ink in the output tray and marks on
the print.
NOTE: If you cancel the drying time during a print, the printer may not feed and cut the paper right
away due to the printhead maintenance, which runs in parallel. If the dry time is zero, the printer cuts
the paper and then performs the printhead maintenance. However, if the dry time is greater than zero,
the printer does not cut the paper until after the printhead maintenance has completed, even if the
Form feed and cut key has been pressed.
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Turn the automatic cutter on and off
To turn the printer's paper cutter on or off:
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From the HP Utility for Windows, select the Settings tab and change the Cutter option in
Printer Settings > Advanced.
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From the HP Utility for Mac OS, in the Configuration group, select Printer Settings > Configure
Printer Settings and change the Cutter option in Printer Settings > Advanced.
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From the Embedded Web Server, select the Setup tab, then Printer Settings, and change the
Cutter option in Printer Settings > Advanced.
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From the front panel, select the Setup menu icon
, and then Print retrieval > Enable cutter
.
NOTE: To cut rolled paper while the automatic cutter is disabled, see Feed and cut the paper
on page 42.
Feed and cut the paper
To feed and cut the paper when the automatic cutter has been disabled, or when the front edge of the
paper is not straight, press the Form feed and cut key on the front panel. The paper advances and a
message is displayed on the front panel:
Select the cutting position by pressing the arrow keys backward and forward
If you immediately press the OK key, the printer will make a straight cut removing a 102 mm (4 in)
strip from the front edge of the paper.
Alternatively, you can use the Up and Down keys to remove more or less of the paper, minimum 51
mm (2 in). Open the window to see where the cut will be made, indicated by a scissors label at the
side of the carriage. The window can remain open while you are moving the paper. When you have
finished moving the paper, close the window and press the OK key.
Paper handling
NOTE: The printer may not cut the paper immediately, as the printheads are serviced after each
print and the paper cannot be cut until that process is complete.
When the paper has been cut, remove the cut piece from the output tray.
NOTE:
If strips or short prints are left in the output tray the printer could jam.
NOTE: Photo and coated paper requires careful handling, see The print is scuffed or scratched
on page 145.
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Create a print job
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Select print quality
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Select paper size
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Select margins options
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Print with shortcuts
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Print on loaded paper
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Rescale a print
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Preview a print
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Print a draft
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High-quality printing
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Print 16-bit color images
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Print in gray shades
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Print with no margins
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Rotate an image
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Print with crop lines
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Print on sheet paper
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Use paper economically
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Nest jobs to save roll paper
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Use ink economically
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Create a print job
In order to print something, you must send it to the printer. This constitutes a print job, which is
entered into the printer's print queue. There are two main ways of sending a print job to the printer:
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To print directly from a program, use the program's Print command as usual. When you select
your HP Designjet printer, the printer driver is invoked to send your job to the printer.
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If you have a file that is already in a supported graphical format, you can use the Embedded
Web Server to send it directly to the printer without going through a printer driver (see below).
Using the Embedded Web Server to print files
From the HP Utility or the Embedded Web Server, select Submit Job in the Job Center group. You
will see the window below.
Press the Add files button to choose the files from your computer that you want to print. The files
must be in one of the following formats:
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PDF
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PostScript
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TIFF
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JPEG
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CALS/G4
NOTE: When you print to a file, the file should be in one of the above formats, but its name may
have an extension such as .plt or .prn.
If the files are not in one of these formats, they will not be printed successfully.
Printing
If the jobs have been generated with the appropriate settings (such as page size, rotation, resizing
and number of copies), you can just press the Print button and they will be sent to the printer.
If you need to specify printing settings, go to the Job settings section and select the options you
need. Each option has explanatory text on the right, so that you can understand the behavior of each
setting. Remember that, if you leave the setting as Default, the setting saved in the job will be used. If
the job contains no setting, the setting in the printer will be used.
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Printing stored jobs
When you print a file with the Embedded Web Server, you can mark the job to be stored permanently
in the printer.
If you select Stored jobs in printer in the Main tab of the Embedded Web Server, you will see a list
of the stored jobs. The information displayed for each job includes:
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The name of the job
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The size of the job
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The date and time when the job was received by the printer
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The name given by the person who submitted the job
You can click on the title of any column to sort the list by the information in that column.
You can select one or more jobs in the list and perform the following operations on them by using the
buttons at the top of the list.
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Print: The selected jobs are printed with the original settings. You will be able to see the
progress of your jobs on the Job queue page.
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Advanced print: The settings of the selected jobs are displayed, and you can modify them. You
can save the new settings by pressing the Save button, and print the jobs by pressing the Print
button.
The value of a setting is shown only if it has the same value in all of the selected jobs.
Otherwise, a hyphen is shown.
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Delete: The selected jobs are permanently deleted from the printer.
Select print quality
The printer has various print-quality options because best-quality printing requires some loss of
speed, while fast printing implies some reduction in print quality.
Therefore, the standard print-quality selector is a slider that allows you to choose between quality and
speed.
Alternatively, you can select from the custom options: Best, Normal and Fast. If you select Fast, you
can also select Economode, which uses a lower rendering resolution and consumes less ink. It
therefore increases printing speed even further, but reduces print quality. Economode can be
selected only from the custom options (not from the slider).
There are also two supplementary custom options that may have an effect on print quality: Maximum
detail and More passes. See High-quality printing on page 52.
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NOTE: In the Windows driver dialog, the rendering and printing resolutions for your job are
displayed in the Paper/Quality tab. In the Mac OS Print dialog, they are displayed in the Summary
panel.
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You can select print-quality options in the following ways:
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In the Windows driver dialog: go to the Paper/Quality tab and look at the Print Quality
section. If you select Standard Options, you will see a simple slider with which you can select
speed or quality. If you select Custom Options, you will see the more specific options described
above.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel and look at the
Quality Options section. If you select Standard quality options, you will see a simple slider with
which you can select speed or quality. If you select Custom quality options, you will see the
more specific options described above.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Image Quality panel. If you
select Standard quality options, you will see a simple slider with which you can select speed or
quality. If you select Custom quality options, you will see the more specific options described
above.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel
and look at the Quality Options section. If you select Standard quality options, you will see a
simple slider with which you can select speed or quality. If you select Custom quality options,
you will see the more specific options described above.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Basic settings > Print quality. If
you then select Standard options, you can choose between Speed and Quality. If you select
Custom options, you will see the more specific options described above.
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Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Print
quality.
NOTE: If you have set the print quality from your computer, that overrides the print-quality
setting in the front panel.
NOTE: You cannot change the print quality of pages that the printer is already receiving or has
already received (even if they have not started to print yet).
Select paper size
The paper size can be specified in the following ways.
NOTE: The paper size specified here should be the paper size in which the document was created.
It is possible to rescale the document to a different size for printing. See Rescale a print
on page 49.
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Paper/Quality tab, then select your paper size from
the Document Size list.
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In the Mac OS Page Setup dialog: select your printer in the Format for popup menu, then
Paper Size.
NOTE: If your application offers no Page Setup dialog, please use the Print dialog.
Printing
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Paper >
Page size > Standard.
Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Paper >
Select paper size.
NOTE: If you have set the paper size from your computer, that overrides the paper size setting
in the front panel.
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NOTE: If you have disabled skew checking, the paper length is estimated as four times the
width.
TIP: If your document is 330 × 483 mm (13 × 19 in), designed to fit on sheet paper of the same size,
select the document size Super B/A3.
Custom paper sizes
To choose a non-standard paper size not shown in the list of paper sizes:
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Under Windows, there are three different ways:
◦
In the driver dialog, press the Custom button in the Paper/Quality tab, then specify the
name and the dimensions of your new paper size, then click Save to save your new paper
size. In the PostScript driver, to see your new custom size in the list of custom sizes, you
need to exit the printer properties, then reenter them (and use the More button if
necessary).
NOTE: The driver will not allow you to create a paper size whose width exceeds its
length.
◦
From the Start menu, select Printers, then from the File menu select Server Properties.
In the Forms tab, check the Create a new form box, specify the name and dimensions of
the new form, then click Save Form.
NOTE: Such forms are not available when using a shared printer that is connected to a
different computer.
◦
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The PostScript driver offers a special way of defining a custom paper size for the current
session only. Select the Advanced tab, then Paper/Output > Paper Size. Select
PostScript Custom Page Size from the paper size list, then specify the paper dimensions,
then click OK to save the new dimensions of the PostScript Custom Page Size, which
appears in the list of custom sizes available in the Paper/Quality tab. Your new page size
is saved until you exit your current application, after which the PostScript Custom Page
Size remains in the list but reverts to its default dimensions.
In the Mac OS Page Setup dialog: select Paper Size > Manage Custom Sizes.
NOTE: If your application offers no Page Setup dialog, please use the Print dialog.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Paper >
Page size > Custom.
Select margins options
By default, the printer leaves a 5 mm margin between the edges of your image and the edges of the
paper (17 mm at the foot of a sheet of paper). However, you can change this behavior in several
ways.
In the Windows driver dialog: select the Paper/Quality tab and then the Margins/Layout
button.
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TIP: In the Windows PostScript driver, make sure you have made the right choice from the
Document size list. You should select a 'no margins' document size if you intend to use the
Oversize, Clip Contents By Margins or Borderless options.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the Paper/Quality panel and then Layout.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Finishing panel and then
Layout.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Margins/Layout
panel.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Paper >
Layout/Margins.
You will then see at least some of the following options.
NOTE: Under Mac OS, the available margins options depend on the paper size selected in the
Page Setup dialog. For instance, for borderless printing you must select a paper size name that
includes the words “no margins”.
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Standard. Your image will be printed on a page of the size you have selected, with a narrow
margin between the edges of the image and the edges of the paper. The image should be small
enough to fit between the margins.
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Oversize. Your image will be printed on a page slightly larger than the size you have selected. If
you cut off the margins, you will be left with a page of the size you selected, with no margins
remaining between your image and the edges of the paper.
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Clip Contents By Margins. Use this option when your image has white borders and a size
equal to that of the paper you have selected. The printer will use the white border for its margins
and you will get a page of size equal to that which is selected in the driver.
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Borderless. Your image will be printed on a page of the size you have selected, with no
margins. The image is slightly enlarged to ensure that no margin is left between the edges of the
image and the edges of the paper. If you select Automatically by Printer, this enlargement is
done automatically. If you select Manually in Application, you should ensure that the image
size in your application is slightly larger than the paper size. See also Print with no margins
on page 54.
Print with shortcuts
The printer driver provides many options that can be set to different values when printing a particular
job. A printing shortcut stores the values of all these options that are appropriate for a particular kind
of job, so that you can set them all with a single click. Some settings (such as paper size, paper
source and orientation) may be overridden by the values provided by your application.
To use a shortcut, select the Printing Shortcuts tab in the Windows driver dialog.
NOTE:
Shortcuts are available only under Windows.
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You can see a list of available shortcuts; select the one that matches the kind of job you want to print.
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The driver options are now adjusted to suit your job. You can either print immediately, or examine the
settings to check that you agree with them. If you like, you can select a shortcut and then change
some of its settings manually.
TIP: Check at least the settings that you can see in the Printing Shortcuts tab: the document size,
orientation, etc.
The Factory Defaults shortcut contains the printer's default settings. When you click it, it sets all
options to their default values.
Printing shortcuts can be customized to your particular needs. To create your own shortcut:
1.
Select the shortcut that comes closest to satisfying your requirements.
2.
Change any value in the Printing Shortcuts tab and/or other tabs.
3.
Save the new printing shortcut.
If you decide later that you no longer want a shortcut, you can delete it.
Print on loaded paper
To print a job on whichever paper is loaded in the printer, select Any in the Paper Type option of your
printer driver.
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Paper/Quality tab, then select Any in the Paper Type
drop-down list.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the Paper/Quality panel, then select Any in
the Paper Type drop-down list.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 PostScript Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Image Quality
panel, then select Any in the Paper Type drop-down list.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 PostScript Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Paper/
Quality panel, then select Any in the Paper Type drop-down list.
NOTE:
Any is the default Paper Type selection.
Rescale a print
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You can send an image to the printer at a certain size but tell the printer to rescale it to a different size
(normally larger). This may be useful if your software does not support large formats.
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You can rescale an image in the following ways:
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In the Windows driver dialog: go to the Features tab and look at the Resizing Options section.
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The Print document on option adjusts the image size to the paper size you have selected.
For example, if you have selected ISO A2 as the paper size and you print an A3-sized
image, it is enlarged to fit the A2 paper. If the ISO A4 paper size is selected, the printer
reduces a larger image to fit the A4 size.
◦
The % of actual size option enlarges the printable area of the original paper size (the page
minus the margins) by the percentage indicated, then adds the margins to create the output
paper size.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Finishing panel, then Print
document on to adjust the image size to the paper size you have selected. For example, if you
have selected ISO A2 as the paper size and you print an A3-sized image, it is enlarged to fit the
A2 paper. If the ISO A4 paper size is selected, the printer reduces a larger image to fit the A4
size.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the Paper Handling panel, then Scale to fit
paper size, and select the paper size to which you want to scale the image. If you want to
increase the size of the image, make sure that the Scale down only box is unchecked.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Resizing.
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◦
The Standard and Custom options adjust the image size to the standard or custom paper
size you have selected. For example, if you have selected ISO A2 as the paper size and
you print an A3-sized image, it is enlarged to fit the A2 paper. If the ISO A4 paper size is
selected, the printer reduces a larger image to fit the A4 size.
◦
The % of actual size option enlarges the printable area of the original paper size (the page
minus the margins) by the percentage indicated, then adds the margins to create the output
paper size.
Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Paper >
Resize.
If you are printing to a single sheet, you must ensure that the image can actually fit onto the sheet,
otherwise the image will be clipped.
Preview a print
Previewing a print on the screen allows you to check the layout of the print before printing, which may
help you to avoid wasting paper and ink on a bad print.
NOTE: If you load sheet paper with skew checking disabled, the printer does not measure the
length of the sheet, so the print preview will not be a reliable guide to the final printout.
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To preview a print under Windows, you have the following options:
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Use your application's print preview option.
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Check the Show preview before printing option, which you can find in the driver's
Printing Shortcuts tab, Paper/Quality tab and Features tab. The preview may be
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To preview a print under Mac OS, you have the following options:
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Use your application's print preview option.
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Click the Preview button at the bottom of the Print dialog box. This is the basic print
preview provided by Mac OS.
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If you are using the PostScript driver, check the Show print preview option, which you can
find in the driver's Printing dialog, in the Finishing panel.
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If you are using the PCL3 driver, click the PDF button at the bottom of the Print dialog box,
then click HP Print Preview. This provides a preview with more features, such as the ability
to change paper size, paper type and print quality, and to rotate the image. See below:
NOTE: HP Print Preview may not be available if you are using Adobe InDesign, Adobe
Illustrator, Adobe Reader or Apple Aperture. It is possible with Adobe Indesign CS4 and
Adobe Illustrator CS4.
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To preview a print using the Embedded Web Server, select Basic settings > Hold for preview.
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In the Windows driver dialog: go to the Paper/Quality tab and look at the Print Quality
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel, then move the printquality slider to the extreme left ('Speed').
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Image Quality panel and
move the print-quality slider to the extreme left ('Speed').
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel
and move the print-quality slider to the extreme left ('Speed').
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Basic settings > Print quality >
Standard options > Speed.
You can specify even faster draft-quality printing by using Economode, as follows. This is intended
mainly for documents containing only text and line drawings.
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In the Windows driver dialog: go to the Paper/Quality tab and look at the Print Quality
section. Select Custom Options, then set the quality level to Fast and check the Economode
box.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel and set the quality
options to Custom, then set quality to Fast and check the Economode box.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Image Quality panel and set
the quality options to Custom, then set quality to Fast and check the Economode box.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel
and set the quality options to Custom, then set quality to Fast and check the Economode box.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Basic settings > Print quality >
Custom. Set Quality level to Fast, and Economode to On.
High-quality printing
You can specify high-quality printing in the following ways:
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In the Windows driver dialog: go to the Paper/Quality tab and look at the Print Quality
section. Move the print-quality slider to the extreme right ('Quality').
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel, then move the printquality slider to the extreme right ('Quality').
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Image Quality panel and
move the print-quality slider to the extreme right ('Quality').
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel
and move the print-quality slider to the extreme right ('Quality').
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Basic settings > Print quality >
Standard options > Quality.
If you have a high-resolution image
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If your image has a resolution greater than the rendering resolution (which you can see in the driver's
Paper/Quality tab under Windows), print sharpness may be improved by selecting the Maximum
Detail option. This option is available only if you are printing on glossy paper and you have selected
Best print quality.
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In the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog): select custom instead of standard print-quality
options, then check the Maximum Detail box.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Basic settings > Print quality >
Custom. Set Quality level to Best, and Maximum detail to Yes.
NOTE: The Maximum Detail option results in slower printing with photo papers, but it does not
increase the amount of ink used.
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If you have printhead problems
If your printheads have an excessive number of clogged nozzles (which may cause banding or white
streaks on your prints), print quality can be improved by selecting the More Passes option.
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In the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog): select custom instead of standard print-quality
options, then check the More Passes box.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Basic settings > Print quality >
Custom. Set Quality level to Best, and More passes to Yes.
NOTE: The More Passes option results in slower printing, but it does not increase the amount of
ink used.
TIP: Instead of using this option, consider using the Image Diagnostics Print to identify the printhead
or printheads that are causing the problem, and then clean or replace them. See The Image
Diagnostics Print on page 155.
Print 16-bit color images
In a 16-bit RGB image, each of the three primary colors is encoded by a 16-bit value, so that each
pixel takes up 48 bits.
If you print your 16-bit color images through a printer driver, they will be reduced to 8-bit colors before
they reach the printer.
In order to send a 16-bit color image to the printer, you must save it as a 16-bit color TIFF or JPEG
file, then send the file directly to the printer without using a printer driver (see Using the Embedded
Web Server to print files on page 44). In this case, color management is done on the 16-bit color
image, and is therefore done more accurately. The image is still reduced to 8-bit colors for final
printing.
TIP: Some applications refuse to save a 16-bit color image in JPEG format; others automatically
reduce it to 8-bit colors. A TIFF file generally gives a higher-quality result, and is recommended.
Print in gray shades
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In your application program: many programs provide this option.
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In the Windows driver dialog: go to the Color tab and look at the Color Options section. Select
Print in Grayscale.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): go to the Paper/Quality panel and select Print In
Grayscale.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Color Options panel and
select Print In Grayscale.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Color Options panel
and select Grayscale from the Mode drop-down list.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Color > Color/Grayscale > Print
in grayscale.
Printing
You can convert all colors in your image to shades of gray in the following ways:
See also Print a black-and-white photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PS driver) on page 80.
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Print with no margins
Printing with no margins (to the edges of the paper) is known as borderless printing.
In order to be sure of leaving no margins, the printer prints slightly past the edges of the paper. Any
ink deposited outside the paper is absorbed by the sponge situated in the platen.
NOTE: If you wish to print with no margins, you must ensure that your image will fill the page. If your
image is smaller than the page, it will not be automatically stretched.
You can request printing with no margins in the following ways:
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Paper/Quality tab and press the Margins/Layout
button. Then select Borderless.
TIP: In the Windows PostScript driver, make sure you have made the right choice from the
Document size list. You should select a 'no margins' document size when using the Borderless
option.
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In the Mac OS Page Setup dialog (PCL3 driver): select a paper size name that includes the
words “no margins”. Then, in the Print dialog, select Paper/Quality > Layout > Borderless.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Page Setup dialog (PostScript driver): select a paper size name that
includes the words “no margins”. Then, in the Print dialog, select Finishing > Layout >
Borderless.
NOTE: If your application offers no Page Setup dialog, please use the Print dialog.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Page Setup dialog (PostScript driver): select a paper size
name that includes the words “no margins”. Then, in the Print dialog, select Margins/Layout >
Borderless.
NOTE: If your application offers no Page Setup dialog, please use the Print dialog.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Paper >
Layout/Margins > Borderless.
When you select Borderless, you must also select one of the following Image Enlargement options:
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Automatically by Printer means that the printer automatically enlarges your image slightly
(normally by a few millimeters in each direction) in order to print over the edges of the paper.
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Manually in Application means that you must enlarge the image yourself in your application to
a size slightly larger than the actual paper size.
NOTE: If the first print job after loading paper is a borderless job, the printer may trim the leading
edge of the paper before printing.
At the end of a borderless print, the printer normally cuts the print slightly inside the image area to
ensure that the print is borderless. It then cuts the paper again so that no residual part of the image is
included in the next print. However, if the job is cancelled, or if there is white space at the bottom of
the image, only a single cut is made.
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Rotate an image
By default, images are printed with their shorter sides parallel to the leading edge of the paper, like
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You may wish to rotate your images by 90 degrees in order to save paper, like this:
You can do this in the following ways:
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Features tab, then Rotate by 90 degrees.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the HP Print Preview and then Rotate by 90
degrees.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Finishing panel and select Rotate
by 90 degrees.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Roll
options > Rotate.
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In the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Paper >
Rotate.
NOTE:
If rotation is set from your computer, it overrides the setting in the front panel.
Printing
NOTE: When you rotate a job, the page length may be increased to avoid clipping, because the top
and bottom margins are usually larger than the side margins.
NOTE: With either rolls or sheets, if you rotate an image to landscape whose original orientation
was portrait, the paper may not be wide enough for the image. For example, rotating a portrait D/A1size image on D/A1-size paper by 90 degrees will probably exceed the width of the paper. If you are
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Autorotate
With some printer drivers, you can also select the Autorotate option, which will automatically rotate
by 90 degrees any oversized portrait images in order to save paper.
Print with crop lines
Crop lines indicate where the paper should be cut to reduce it to your selected page size. You can
print crop lines automatically with individual jobs in the following ways:
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Features tab, then Enable crop lines.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PostScript driver): go to the Finishing panel and select Enable
crop lines.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Roll
options > Enable crop lines.
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Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Paper >
Enable crop lines > On.
To print crop lines with nested jobs (see Nest jobs to save roll paper on page 57), you must select a
different option:
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In the Embedded Web Server: select Job management > Use crop lines when nest is
enabled > On.
Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Job management > Nest
options > Enable crop lines > On.
Print on sheet paper
To print on cut-sheet paper, first load the sheet of paper (see Load a single sheet on page 32). Then:
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With a Mac OS printer driver or with the PostScript driver for Windows: select a paper size
described as “for sheet paper”, then select Manual Feed as the Paper Source.
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With the PCL3 driver for Windows: select Manual Feed as the Paper Source.
Use paper economically
Here are some recommendations for making economical use of paper:
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If you are printing relatively small images or document pages, you can use nesting to print them
side by side instead of one after another. See Nest jobs to save roll paper on page 57.
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If you are printing multipage documents with relatively small pages, you can print up to 16 of
them on one sheet of paper. Use the Pages per sheet option in the Features tab (Windows
driver) or the Layout panel (Mac OS driver).
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You may be able to save some roll paper by using the following options:
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Features tab and then Remove Top/Bottom
Blank Areas and/or Rotate by 90 degrees or Autorotate.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the Paper/Quality panel, then Remove
Top/Bottom Blank Areas; and/or select HP Print Preview, then Rotate by 90 degrees.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Finishing panel, then Remove
Top/Bottom Blank Areas and/or Rotate by 90 degrees.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Advanced settings > Roll
options > Remove top/bottom blank areas and/or Rotate.
If you check the print preview on your computer before printing, you can sometimes avoid
wasting paper on prints containing obvious mistakes. See Preview a print on page 50.
Nest jobs to save roll paper
Nesting means automatically printing images or document pages side by side on the paper, rather
than one after the other. This is done to avoid wasting paper.
1.
Direction of paper flow
2.
Nesting off
3.
Nesting on
4.
Paper saved by nesting
When does the printer try to nest pages?
When both of the following are true:
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The printer is loaded with roll paper, not sheet paper.
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In the front panel's Job Management menu or the Embedded Web Server's Job Management
page, Nest is On.
What pages can be nested?
Printing
All pages can be nested, unless they are so large that two of them cannot fit side by side on the roll,
or unless there are too many of them to fit into the remaining length of the roll. A single group of
nested pages cannot be split between two rolls.
Which pages qualify for nesting?
In order to be in the same nest, the individual pages must be compatible in all of the following ways:
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All pages must have the same print quality setting (Economode, Fast, Normal or Best).
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The Maximum Detail and More Passes settings must be the same on all pages.
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The Margins setting must be the same for all pages.
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The Mirror Image setting must be the same for all pages.
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The Rendering Intent must be the same for all pages.
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The Cutter setting must be the same for all pages.
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The color adjustment settings must be the same for all pages. See Color adjustment options
on page 73.
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Pages must be all color, or all grayscale: not some in color and some in grayscale.
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All pages must be in one or other of the following two groups (the two groups cannot be mixed in
the same nest):
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CALS/G4
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PostScript, PDF, TIFF, JPEG
JPEG, TIFF and CALS/G4 pages with resolutions greater than 300 dpi may not nest with other
pages in some cases.
How long does the printer wait for another file?
So that the printer can make the best nest possible, it waits after a file has been received to check
whether a subsequent page will nest with it or with pages already in the queue. This waiting period is
the nest wait time; the factory default nest wait time is two minutes. This means that the printer waits
for up to two minutes after the last file is received before printing the final nest. You can change this
waiting time from the printer's front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Job management
options > Nest options > Select wait time. The available range is 1 to 99 minutes.
While the printer is waiting for nesting to time out, it displays the remaining time on the front panel.
You can print the nest (cancel the nest wait) by pressing the Form feed and cut key.
Use ink economically
Here are some recommendations for making economical use of ink.
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For draft prints, use plain paper and move the print-quality slider to the left end of the scale
('Speed'). For further economy, select custom print quality options, then select Fast and
Economode.
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Clean the printheads only when needed, and clean only those printheads that need cleaning.
Cleaning the printheads can be useful, but it uses ink.
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Leave the printer permanently turned on so that it can maintain the printheads in good condition
automatically. This regular printhead maintenance uses a small amount of ink. However, if it is
not done, the printer may need to use much more ink later to restore the health of the
printheads.
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Wide prints make more efficient use of ink than narrow prints, because printhead maintenance
uses some ink, and its frequency is related to the number of passes made by the printheads.
Therefore, nesting jobs can save ink as well as saving paper (see Nest jobs to save roll paper
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What is color?
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The problem: color in the computer world
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The solution: color management
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Color and your printer
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A summary of the color management process
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Color calibration
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Color profiling
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Color management options
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Perform black point compensation
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Set the rendering intent
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Printer emulation
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HP Professional PANTONE Emulation
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Color adjustment options
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Color management
What is color?
We see the world around us as steeped in color, where color is in the first instance simply an aspect
of how we experience our environment. Color is therefore subjective. Upon further inspection we find
that our color experiences are closely related to brain activity that is triggered by signals sent to it by
our eyes. These signals undergo a complex and highly interlinked sequence of processing stages
that make the relationship between what our eyes emit and what we experience anything but direct.
The signals sent by the eye depend on the light-sensitive cells that line the back of our eyes, and they
belong to three types, each sensitive to electromagnetic radiation of different physical properties
(wavelengths). Such electromagnetic radiation is called light and objects appear to have certain
colors because of how they interact with light (by emission, reflection, absorption, transmission,
scattering, etc.).
Our individual experiences of color are also affected by our previous experiences and memories and
by the way in which we put our experiences into language. Finally, environmental factors such as
changes in lighting, scene content or the proximity of other colors also have an effect, which makes
the way in which we view a given display or print an essential part of the colors we will see.
Differences in all these aspects (from physiological differences between people, to differences in their
past experiences, memories and linguistic tendencies) can result in people talking about colors
differently even in response to the same light reflected from an single object. Nonetheless there are
also many similarities between how individuals experience color and it is possible to make very
specific judgments about it that others will also agree with when care is taken in the process. In
conclusion we can say that color results from the interaction between light, objects and a viewer,
which makes it a very complex and to a large degree subjective phenomenon.
The problem: color in the computer world
Color imaging devices such as printers, displays, projectors and televisions create colors by different
means and by using different materials (colorants). Displays, for instance, use colorants that emit red
(long wavelength), green (medium wavelength) and blue (short wavelength) light, where outputting a
white color requires the full use of all three colorants and black requires that none of them be used
(i.e. that no light be emitted). Devices that use light emitting colorants are called additive, because the
light from them is added together before it enters a viewer’s eyes. Printers, on the other hand, use
materials that absorb parts of the light that shines on them and because of this absorption, they are
called subtractive. Typical prints use cyan (red absorbing), magenta (green absorbing) and yellow
(blue absorbing) inks as well as an additional black ink that absorbs light at all wavelengths. To get
white using a printer requires not absorbing any of the light that illuminates a piece of paper and to
get black, all of the inks need to be used to absorb all of the light that is present.
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To control the output of color imaging devices, the following color spaces are normally used:
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RGB (Red, Green and Blue) is the color space typically used for additive devices. A color is
represented as a combination of specific quantities of red, green and blue colorants and all such
combinations address the range of colors (color gamut) of the chosen device.
NOTE: Subtractive devices can also be controlled using RGB data and, especially when you
do not require control over how you want to use your printer’s black ink, this is an efficient
option.
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CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) is the color space for subtractive devices, such as
printers or presses. A color is represented as a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow and black
(K) inks and all such combinations let you address the entire range of colors of the chosen
device.
Both of these color spaces are only ways of controlling different color imaging devices and their
values do not describe colors directly. The same CMYK values, for example, will give different colors
when sent to different printers that use different inks and paper types. For example, consider a printer
that can use indoor inks or outdoor inks. The printer (hardware) is the same, but it has two different
color gamuts due to the different chemistry of the inks (dye-based versus pigmented). Furthermore,
they need to work with different paper types, as ink interaction with the paper depends on its
chemistry. Thus, the colors resulting from given CMYK values depend on the types of inks and
papers that you use with a printer. If this is the case using the same printer, you can easily imagine
how different results can be obtained with printers using different technologies and therefore using
different ink chemistry.
The same happens with RGB-controlled devices. For example, imagine that two different monitors
from the same manufacturer have their white points at 9600 K and 6500 K respectively. Their colors
are going to be different because they will be related to a different white point reference. The situation
is even worse when comparing monitors from different manufacturers. As a recommendation, set the
white point of your monitor to 5000 K (also called D50), since this is the standard color temperature
for the graphic arts industries. If you dislike the appearance of D50 (you may find it too yellowish), the
second choice is to set the display to 6500 K (D65).
NOTE: The white point is the brightest neutral color that a device can reproduce or that is present in
an image. The human visual system automatically adapts to the content of an image with respect to
its white point.
Furthermore, an RGB image, such as an image obtained from a digital camera and edited on a
monitor, needs to be first converted to CMYK for a specific printer before printing. Unfortunately
different devices do not give access to the same color gamuts: there are some colors that can be
shown on a display that cannot be matched in print and vice versa. The following graphic illustrates
how colors visible to the human eye are greater than those reproduced by a typical display or printer
using a specific paper type and also how the color gamuts accessible using these two color imaging
devices do not match each other.
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Color management
1.
All colors
2.
Computer monitor gamut
3.
CMYK press gamut
Finally, there are some color spaces that are not device-dependent, but instead represent how a
viewer sees colors, such as CIE Lab or CIECAM02 defined by the CIE (Commission Internationale de
l’Éclairage). The advantage of these spaces is that, unlike CMYK or RGB, if two objects have the
same CIE Lab values then they will look the same when viewed under the same conditions. Values in
these spaces can be obtained from measuring the light emitted or reflected by an object.
The solution: color management
There are many colors from an RGB-controlled device that can no be reproduced in a CMYKcontrolled device and vice versa. These colors are called “out-of-gamut” colors. The industry uses two
steps to reduce color differences as much as possible:
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Describe the color behavior of each device as accurately as possible
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Convert one color gamut to another as effectively as possible
The solution:
1.
Describe the color behavior of a device as accurately as possible using an ICC profile. By
taking various RGB or CMYK combinations, sending them to a device, measuring the resulting
output and expressing it in a device-independent color space (e.g. CIE Lab), the color behavior
of a device can be described. The resulting relationship is stored in an ICC profile, which is a
standard file that acts as a dictionary to translate the device’s color space (CMYK or RGB) to a
device-independent color space (e.g. CIE Lab). The process of generating an ICC profile is
called profiling.
2.
Convert colors as effectively as possible using a Color Management System (CMS). A
CMS is software that uses information from ICC profiles to transform one device’s color space
(defined by a source profile) into the color space of another device (defined by a destination
profile). The difficult part of the job is with those colors that exist in one device’s gamut but not in
the other. We will explore this in more detail later on.
Briefly, we can describe any CMS by the following 4 settings:
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CMS: CMS stands for Color Management System. It is the application that converts the color
information stored in the input image, which has the color space defined by a source profile, into
an output image that has the color space specified by a destination profile. There are many
different CMSs on the market: there are CMSs in applications, in operating systems and in
printing software provided by printer manufacturers (in our case the HP Designjet Z5200ps
internal RIP).
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Source profile: a description of the color behavior of the input device.
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Destination profile: a description of the color behavior of the output device.
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Rendering intent: the most difficult challenge in color management is when a color in the
source gamut does not correspond directly to a color in the destination gamut. As a perfect
match is not possible, there are different types of choices that can be made about how to treat
gamut differences and these are called rendering intent. There are four different possibilities
depending on the final output you want to achieve.
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Use Perceptual for the most pleasing final output from your original RGB image. It is
suitable for photographic content.
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Use Saturation for vivid final output. It is suitable for business graphics (charts,
presentations, etc.), but is not recommended for color matching.
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Use Relative Colorimetric for press proofing. This rendering intent provides a match for
colors that are inside both the source and destination gamuts and minimizes differences
when a match is not possible.
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Use Absolute Colorimetric for press proofing (like Relative Colorimetric), when you also
want to simulate the color of the source’s paper.
TIP: You can use "soft proofing" options in your application (such as Photoshop and InDesign) to
view the result of each rendering intent. See Proof the output on the monitor (InDesign, PS driver)
on page 91.
The most commonly used device color spaces and, therefore, profiles are:
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sRGB (sRGB IEC61966-2.1): for images originating typically from consumer digital
cameras and scanners and in general from the Web
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Adobe RGB (1998): for images originating typically from professional digital cameras
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Specific RGB device space: for images coming from or going to a specific RGB device
that has been profiled. The HP Designjet Z5200ps has the capability to measure itself and
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generate an RGB ICC profile, describing its color behavior for the paper that was loaded at
the time of measuring.
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CMYK mode:
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SWOP: abbreviation of “Specifications for Web Offset Publications”, a set of press
standards defined for a typical US press and for different types of paper
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ISO 12647-2: a set of press standards defined by the International Standards Organization
for different types of paper (Coated, Uncoated, …)
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Other regional standards: Euroscale, JMPA, Japan Color
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Specific CMYK device space: for images coming from or going to a specific CMYK device
that has been profiled
Color and your printer
As a creative professional, predictable and dependable results from your printer are essential to
getting your job done. Predictability is a key element of an efficient color workflow. You need prints
that match your expectations with neutral grays and correct colors on your selected paper. Your prints
should be produced consistently print-to-print and printer-to-printer. Dependability ensures that every
print is free of print-quality defects and ready to use or send to your customer. You save time and
effort and avoid wasting ink and paper, and you can meet demanding production schedules by
printing overnight with confidence.
HP Designjet Z5200ps printers have been engineered with advanced hardware and driver features to
ensure predictable and dependable results, and offer dramatic improvements in efficiency and control
for your color workflow.
HP Embedded Spectrophotometer
HP Designjet Z5200ps printers revolutionize professional color workflows by using a built-in
spectrophotometer for color calibration and profiling.
A spectrophotometer is a precision instrument that can determine the exact composition of light
reflected from a color patch. It splits the reflected light into different wavelength components, just as
Newton’s prism splits white light into the colors of the rainbow, and measures the strength of each
component. The HP Embedded Spectrophotometer is mounted on the printhead carriage.
The spectrophotometer allows HP Designjet Z5200ps printers to generate custom ICC profiles
automatically for your preferred paper types and calibrate the printers to deliver print-to-print and
printer-to-printer repeatability with less than half the color error of earlier HP Designjets, under all
environmental conditions, and even on unknown (not factory-profiled) paper types. A built-in white
calibration tile, protected by an automatic shutter, ensures reliable measurements that meet
international standards.
The printer, color imaging pipeline and professional-quality spectrophotometer with GretagMacbeth i1
color technology are integrated with the HP Color Center software for the HP Designjet Z5200ps.
Giving the calibration and profiling processes direct access to the writing system allows precise
control of ink levels and color separations for each printed color patch. The automated measurement
process eliminates handling the test print, provides repeatable drying times, and allows fast
measurements with precise electromechanical positioning of the spectrophotometer over the color
patch. This provides unprecedented ease of use and matches or exceeds the performance of more
expensive off-line, handheld profiling systems.
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A summary of the color management process
To get the accurate and consistent colors that you want, you should follow these steps for each paper
type that you use.
1.
If your paper type is not already known to the printer, add it to the printer's list of known papers.
See To create your own paper preset on page 37. Typical users may add a few custom paper
types every year.
2.
Color-calibrate the paper type, for consistent colors. Calibration should be repeated every now
and then, when recommended by a printer alert (typically, every few weeks for each paper type
you use). In addition, you may wish to calibrate immediately before a particularly important print
job for which color consistency is vital.
3.
Color-profile the paper type, for accurate colors. Profiling does not normally need to be repeated:
once you have a profile for a particular paper type, you can continue to use it. However, reprofiling does no harm, and some users repeat the profiling process every month to ensure that
the profile is up to date.
4.
When printing, select the correct color profile for the paper type you are using.
If you use a paper type already defined in the printer, it has a color profile already, but you should at
least calibrate it before using it.
If you define a new paper type, you are automatically led through the steps of calibration and profiling.
The following diagram shows the operations handled by the HP Color Center, in the correct order.
NOTE: You can perform all three operations in sequence as shown, but you can also choose to
start with or stop after any of the three operations. With one exception: color calibration is performed
automatically after adding a new paper type.
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Color calibration
Color calibration enables your printer to produce consistent colors with the particular printheads, inks
and paper type that you are using, and under your particular environmental conditions. After color
calibration, you can expect to get identical prints from any two different printers situated in different
geographical locations.
Calibration should be done in any of the following circumstances:
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Whenever a printhead is replaced
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Whenever a new paper type is introduced that has not yet been calibrated with the current set of
printheads
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Whenever a certain amount of printing has been done since the last calibration
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Whenever the printer has been turned off for a long period of time
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Whenever the environmental conditions (temperature and humidity) change significantly
The printer driver usually reminds you with an alert whenever you need to perform color calibration,
unless you have disabled the alerts. However, there will be no alert if the environmental conditions
change.
You should calibrate a paper type before creating its color profile; however, you can later recalibrate
without needing to recreate the color profile.
You can turn off color calibration from the front panel: select the Image Quality Maintenance menu
icon
, then set Enable color calibration to OFF. In this case, the printer will use a default
calibration set in the factory for all paper types. If you later turn color calibration back on, it will still
remember any calibrations that you performed earlier.
Check calibration status
You can check the color calibration status of the currently loaded paper at any time by pressing the
View loaded paper key on the front panel. The status may be one of the following:
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PENDING: the paper has not been calibrated.
NOTE: Whenever you update the printer's firmware, the color calibration status of all papers is
reset to PENDING. See Update the firmware on page 121.
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OBSOLETE: the paper has been calibrated, but the calibration is now out of date for one of the
reasons mentioned above, and should be repeated.
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OK: the paper has been calibrated, and the calibration is up to date.
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N/A: this paper cannot be calibrated. The following paper types cannot be calibrated: plain
paper, transparent materials, and textured glossy paper (such as HP Collector Satin Canvas).
They can, however, be profiled.
Calibrate
You can start color calibration in the following ways:
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From the printer driver alert that recommends calibration.
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From the HP Color Center: select Paper Preset Management > Calibrate Paper.
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From the front panel: select the Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Calibrate
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The calibration process is fully automatic and can be performed unattended after you have loaded
paper of the type you wish to calibrate—which should be A4, Letter or any larger size.
The process takes about 8–10 minutes and consists of the following steps.
1.
A calibration test chart is printed, which contains patches of each ink used in your printer.
2.
The chart is allowed to dry for a period of time that depends on the paper type, so that the colors
have time to stabilize.
3.
The chart is scanned and measured using the HP Embedded Spectrophotometer.
4.
From the measurements made by the spectrophotometer, the printer calculates the necessary
correction factors to apply for consistent color printing on that paper type. It also calculates the
maximum amount of each ink that can be applied to the paper.
TIP: If color calibration fails, check whether a color is missing from the chart. A missing color may
be caused by a printhead problem: see Troubleshooting ink cartridge and printhead issues
on page 158.
NOTE: Matte black is not used on glossy or satin papers, so that column of the chart is not printed
when calibrating those paper types.
Calibration from Photoshop
When you use Adobe Photoshop CS3 (or later version) for Windows, the Print window can warn you
to launch the HP Utility to perform the
if the paper needs color calibration, and can provide an icon
calibration.
To enable this capability under Windows XP, you must download and install the following free
software packages from Microsoft's Web site:
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Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
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Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack 1.0
Color profiling
Color calibration provides consistent colors, but consistent colors are not necessarily accurate. For
instance, if your printer prints all colors as black, its colors may be consistent but they are not
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In order to print accurate colors, it is necessary to convert the color values in your files to the color
values that will produce the correct colors from your printer, your inks and your paper. An ICC color
profile is a description of a printer, ink and paper combination that contains all the information needed
for these color conversions.
When you have defined and calibrated a new paper type, the printer is ready to create a ICC profile
for use with your paper, which will allow you to print on it with the best possible color accuracy.
Alternatively, if your paper type is already known to the printer, you already have an appropriate ICC
profile for use with it.
Create your own profile
You can create a color profile easily by using the HP Color Center: select Paper Preset
Management > Profile Paper. The printer helps you by prompting for information about the paper,
then creates and installs the new profile automatically.
The process takes about 15–20 minutes and consists of the following steps.
1.
A profiling chart is printed, which contains patches of each ink used in your printer. Unlike a
calibration chart, most of the patches contain combinations of more than one ink.
The printer chooses automatically between two profile charts:
2.
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An A3 or B format for cut sheets
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A roll-paper format that minimizes paper use by printing across the full width of the roll
The chart is allowed to dry for a period of time that depends on the paper type, so that the colors
have time to stabilize.
NOTE: If you would like to use a longer drying time, you can ask the HP Color Center to create
the chart without going on to create a profile (Windows: Print target only; Mac OS: Print ICC
profiling chart). Then, later, when the chart is completely dry, you can restart the HP Color
Center and ask it to create a profile using the chart you have already created (Windows: Create
ICC profile from a target that has already been printed; Mac OS: Scan ICC profiling chart
and create ICC profile). In this case the spectrophotometer takes a while to warm up before it is
ready to scan.
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NOTE: Chart measurement may not be successful if you load the chart as a single sheet with
skew checking disabled.
4.
From the measurements made by the spectrophotometer, the printer calculates the ICC profile
for your printer, inks and paper type.
5.
The new ICC profile is stored in the correct system folder on your computer, where your
application programs can find it.
The profile is also stored in the printer, so that other computers connected to the same printer
can copy it. The HP Utility will notify you if your printer has profiles that are not yet stored on
your computer.
NOTE: Some applications may need to be closed and restarted in order to use a profile that has just
been created.
Profile your monitor
You are also recommended to calibrate and profile your monitor (display device), so that the colors
you see on the screen are more closely related to those you see on your prints. From the HP Color
Center, select How To Calibrate Your Display for further information.
Color management options
The aim of color management is to reproduce colors as accurately as possible on all devices: so that,
when you print an image, you see very similar colors as when you view the same image on your
monitor.
There are two basic approaches to color management for your printer:
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Application-Managed Colors: in this case your application program must convert the colors of
your image to the color space of your printer and paper type, using the ICC profile embedded in
the image and the ICC profile of your printer and paper type.
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Printer-Managed Colors: in this case your application program sends your image to the printer
without any color conversion, and the printer converts the colors to its own color space. The
details of this process depend on the graphics language that you are using.
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PostScript: the PostScript interpreter module inside the printer performs the color
conversion using the profiles stored in the printer (including those generated by the HP
Color Center) and any additional profiles sent with the PostScript job. This kind of color
management is done when you are using the PostScript driver and you specify printer color
management or when you send a PostScript, PDF, TIFF or JPEG file directly to the printer
through the Embedded Web Server. In either case you have to select the profiles to use as
default (in case the job doesn't specify any) and the rendering intent to apply.
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Non-PostScript (PCL3): the color management is done using a set of stored ICC profiles.
This method is somewhat less versatile than the previous methods, but is a little simpler
and faster, and can produce good results with standard HP paper types. This kind of color
management is done when you are using a non-PostScript driver and you specify printer
color management, or when you send a PCL3 file directly to the printer through the
Embedded Web Server.
There are only two color spaces that the printer can convert to its own color space using
the stored profiles: Adobe RGB and sRGB if you are using Windows, Adobe RGB if you are
using Mac OS. In addition, you can use ColorSync.
ColorSync is the Mac OS built-in Color Management System; so, when you select
ColorSync, color management is performed by Mac OS, and it is done based on the ICC
profiles of the specified paper type. ColorSync is available with the PCL3 driver only.
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ColorSync can be selected under Mac OS X 10.4 from the Color Options panel, then
select Use Embedded (ICC/ColorSync) from the Source Profile drop-down list. Under
Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, ColorSync can be selected from the Color Matching panel.
You are recommended to consult the Knowledge Center at http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/
knowledgecenter/ to see how to use the color management options of your particular application.
To choose between Application-Managed Colors and Printer-Managed Colors:
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Color tab.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog: select the Color Options panel.
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In some applications: you can make this choice in the application.
Color management example with Photoshop
In this example, you have an Adobe RGB image that you want to print from Photoshop. There are
three ways of doing it.
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Select Let Photoshop determine colors in Photoshop. Select Application-Managed Colors in
the printer driver. Color management is done in Photoshop. This is the recommended way.
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Select Let printer determine colors in Photoshop. Select Printer-Managed Colors and the
sRGB profile in the printer driver. Photoshop converts the image from Adobe RGB to sRGB and
sends it to the printer. Color management is done in the printer. Unfortunately, conversion to
sRGB results in a loss of gamut, but Photoshop cannot be prevented from converting to sRGB
when Let printer determine colors is selected.
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Select No color management in Photoshop. Select Printer-Managed Colors and the
AdobeRGB profile in the printer driver. Photoshop does not perform any conversion, there is no
loss of gamut, and color management is done in the printer. However, this method will not work
if you are using synchronized color management in Photoshop (see below).
Synchronized color management with Photoshop
If you are using Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Mac OS, or Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Windows, or later
versions, the color management options can be automatically synchronized between Photoshop and
the driver.
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If you select Let Photoshop determine colors or No color management in Photoshop,
Application-Managed Colors is automatically selected in the driver.
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If you select Let printer determine colors in Photoshop, Printer-Managed Colors is
automatically selected in the driver. The PostScript driver will use the color profile attached to
the job by Photoshop.
To enable this Photoshop synchronization under Windows XP, you must download and install the
following free software packages from Microsoft's Web site:
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Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
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Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack 1.0
Perform black point compensation
NOTE:
This option is available only when printing a PostScript or PDF job.
The black point compensation option controls whether to adjust for differences in black points when
converting colors between color spaces. When this option is selected, the full dynamic range of the
source space is mapped into the full dynamic range of the destination space. It can be very useful in
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preserving shadows when the black point of the source space is darker than that of the destination
space. This option is allowed only when the relative colorimetric rendering intent is selected (see Set
the rendering intent on page 71).
Black point compensation can be specified in the following ways:
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Color > Black point
compensation.
Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Color >
Black point compensation.
Set the rendering intent
NOTE:
This option is available only when printing a PostScript, PDF, TIFF or JPEG job.
Rendering intent is one of the settings used when doing a color transformation. As you probably
know, some of the colors you want to print may not be reproducible by the printer. The rendering
intent allows you to select one of four different ways of handling these so-called out-of-gamut colors.
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Saturation (graphics): best used for presentation graphics, charts, or images made up of
bright, saturated colors.
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Perceptual (images): best used for photographs or images in which colors blend together. It
tries to preserve the overall color appearance.
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Relative colorimetric (proofing): best used when you want to match a particular color. This
method is mainly used for proofing. It guarantees that, if a color can be printed accurately, it will
be printed accurately. The other methods will probably provide a more pleasing range of colors
but do not guarantee that any particular color will be printed accurately. It maps the white of the
input space to the white of the paper on which you are printing.
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Absolute colorimetric (proofing): the same as relative colorimetric, but without mapping the
white. This rendering is also used mainly for proofing, where the goal is to simulate the output of
one printer (including its white point).
The rendering intent can be specified in the following ways:
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Color > Rendering intent.
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Using the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > Color >
Select rendering intent.
Printer emulation
If you want to print a particular job and to see approximately the same colors that you would get from
printing the same job on a different HP Designjet printer, you can use the emulation mode provided
by your printer.
NOTE: This option is available only when printing a PostScript or PDF job. It will work correctly only
when printing on plain, coated or heavyweight coated paper.
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In the Windows PostScript driver dialog: select the Color tab, then Printer Managed Colors,
then select Printer Emulation from the Source Profile list. You can then select from the
Emulated Printer list.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Color Options panel, then select
from the Printer Emulation list.
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HP Professional PANTONE Emulation
When you use a named PANTONE color in an image, your application will normally send to the
printer a CMYK or RGB approximation to that color. But the application does not take the printer or
the paper type into account, it merely produces a generic approximation of the PANTONE color,
which will look different on different printers and on different papers.
HP Professional PANTONE Emulation can do a much better job by taking into account the
characteristics of the printer and the paper type. The results look as similar to the original PANTONE
colors as is possible on a given printer using a given paper type. This technology is designed to
produce emulations similar to those set up manually by prepress professionals.
To use HP Professional PANTONE Emulation, all you have to do is to turn it on. In fact, it is normally
on by default.
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In the Windows PostScript driver dialog: go to the Color tab and select HP Professional
PANTONE Emulation.
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In the Mac OS PostScript driver Print dialog: go to the Color Options panel and select HP
Professional PANTONE Emulation.
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On the Embedded Web Server's Submit Job page: select Color > HP Professional
PANTONE Emulation.
NOTE:
job.
HP Professional PANTONE Emulation is available only when printing a PostScript or PDF
You can also use the Embedded Web Server to print a swatch book showing emulations of
PANTONE colors as made by your printer, together with a measure of the color difference (∆E)
between each emulation and the original PANTONE spot color. So HP Professional PANTONE
Emulation not only provides the closest match that can be achieved on your printer; it also gives clear
information on how close the emulation is to the original spot color.
To print a swatch book, select the Embedded Web Server's Main tab, then HP Professional
PANTONE Emulation. Select the strips from different PANTONE Formula Guide tabs that you would
like to print, then press the Next button. Check the strips that you have selected. Then press the
Print button to print the swatch book.
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Color adjustment options
The aim of color management is to print accurate colors. If you perform color management correctly,
then you should be able to print accurate colors with no need of any manual color adjustments.
However, manual adjustments may be useful in the following situations:
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If your color management is not working correctly for some reason
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If you want colors that are subjectively pleasing rather than accurate
The printer driver provides different adjustment facilities depending on whether you are printing in
color or in grayscale.
Printing in color
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Color tab, ensure that the Advanced color
adjustments box is checked, then press the Settings button beside it.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the Color Options panel, select Color from
the Mode list, then press the Adjust button.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Color Options panel, then
Lightness and Hue.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Color Options
panel, select Color from the Mode list, then press the Adjust button.
Under either operating system, you will then be able to make adjustments using a lightness slider and
three color sliders.
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The lightness slider simply makes the whole print lighter or darker.
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The color sliders can be used to fade or emphasize each of the primary colors in the print. The
primary colors may be red, green and blue; or cyan, magenta and yellow; depending on the
color model used in the image.
The Reset All button restores each slider to its default central position.
Printing in grayscale
You can adjust the gray balance of your print in similar ways under Windows and Mac OS:
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In the Windows driver dialog: select the Color tab, ensure that the Advanced color
adjustments box is checked, then press the Settings button beside it.
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In the Mac OS Print dialog (PCL3 driver): select the Color Options panel, select Grayscale
from the Mode list, then press the Adjust button.
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In the Mac OS X 10.4 Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Color Options panel, then
Print in Grayscale, then the Gray balance tab.
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In the Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Print dialog (PostScript driver): select the Color Options
panel, select Grayscale from the Mode list, then press the Adjust button.
Under either operating system, you will then be able to make adjustments using separate controls for
highlights, midtones and shadows.
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The lightness slider simply makes the whole print lighter or darker. This slider is available under
Windows in the same window as the other grayscale controls; it is available under Mac OS by
selecting Lightness and Hue.
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The zone definition sliders can be used to define what you mean by highlight, midtone and
shadow.
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The other controls for highlight, midtone and shadow can be used to adjust the gray balance of
highlights, midtones and shadows respectively.
The Reset All button restores each control to its default setting.
Color management scenarios
The following step-by-step instructions for specific printing jobs using specific software are similar to
those you can find in HP's Knowledge Center on the Web. You are recommended to consult the
Knowledge Center at http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/knowledgecenter/ for further examples and for
the most up-to-date information.
Print a color photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PS driver)
This example uses Adobe Photoshop CS4 under Windows, with the PostScript driver. Color
management is done by Photoshop.
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Choose an appropriate paper type for the purpose.
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The paper type should be calibrated and profiled with the printer and the print-quality level
that you intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66 and Color profiling on page 67.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
2.
Open Adobe Photoshop CS4.
3.
From the Edit menu, select Color Settings.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Working Spaces > RGB: select Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.
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Color Management Policies: select Preserve Embedded Profiles.
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Profile Mismatches: check Ask When Opening and Ask When Pasting.
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Missing Profiles: check Ask When Opening.
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Conversion Options > Intent: select Perceptual.
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Click OK.
From the File menu, select Open to open the image.
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If the document has an embedded color profile that does not match the current working
space, select Use the embedded profile. Otherwise, select Assign working space; in this
case, if the displayed image does not look correct, try assigning it to other color spaces with
Edit > Assign Profile (try sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB and others) until you are
satisfied.
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From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
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Select Page Setup.
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Format for: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Paper Size: select the size of the paper that is currently loaded into the printer.
◦
Orientation: select the orientation of your image on the paper.
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Click OK.
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Set the Position and the Scaled Print Size you need.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Select the Color Management tab.
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Print: select Document.
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Options > Color Handling: select Photoshop Manages Colors.
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Options > Printer Profile: select the right profile for your printer and paper type.
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Options > Rendering Intent: select Perceptual.
Click Print.
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This example uses Adobe Photoshop CS2 under Mac OS, with the PCL3 driver. Color management
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The paper type should be calibrated and profiled with the printer and the print-quality level
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
Open Adobe Photoshop CS2.
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From the Edit menu, select Color Settings.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Color Management Policies: select Preserve Embedded Profiles.
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Profile Mismatches: check Ask When Opening and Ask When Pasting.
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Missing Profiles: check Ask When Opening.
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Conversion Options > Intent: select Perceptual.
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Click OK.
From the File menu, select Open to open the image.
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If the document has an embedded color profile that does not match the current working
space, select Use the embedded profile. Otherwise, select Assign working space; in this
case, if the displayed image does not look correct, try assigning it to other color spaces with
Edit > Assign Profile (try sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB and others) until you are
satisfied.
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Click OK.
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From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
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Format for: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Paper Size: select the size of the paper that is currently loaded into the printer.
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Orientation: select the orientation of your image on the paper.
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Click OK.
Set the Position and the Scaled Print Size you need.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Select the Color Management tab.
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Print: select Document.
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Options > Color Handling: select Let Photoshop Determine Colors.
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Options > Printer Profile: select the right profile for your printer and paper type.
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Options > Rendering Intent: select Perceptual.
Click Print.
Choose driver settings.
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Printer: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Paper Type: select the paper type that is currently loaded into the printer (or Any).
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Quality Options: select Standard and drag the slider to Quality.
Click Print.
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Print a black-and-white photo for an exhibition (Photoshop, PS driver)
This example uses Adobe Photoshop CS4 under Windows, with the PostScript driver. The color
management is done by the printer's internal PostScript RIP.
NOTE: Application-managed colors could be used in this example, exactly as in the previous
example. However, printer-managed colors will be used this time, in order to illustrate both methods
of color management.
The recommended approach to creating a black-and-white image is to take a color image and convert
it to grayscale in an image editing program such as Photoshop. In this scenario, however, this
conversion will take place in the printer. If you want to convert a color image to black-and-white in
Photoshop CS4, you have to go through the optional step 5.
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Choose an appropriate paper type for the purpose.
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The paper type should be calibrated with the printer and the print-quality level that you
intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
2.
Open Adobe Photoshop CS4.
3.
From the Edit menu, select Color Settings.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Working Spaces > RGB: select Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.
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Color Management Policies: select Preserve Embedded Profiles.
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Profile Mismatches: check Ask When Opening and Ask When Pasting.
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Missing Profiles: check Ask When Opening.
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Conversion Options > Intent: select Perceptual.
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Click OK.
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From the File menu, select Open to open the image.
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If the document has an embedded color profile that does not match the current working
space, select Use the embedded profile. Otherwise, select Assign working space; in this
case, if the displayed image does not look correct, try assigning it to other color spaces with
Edit > Assign Profile (try sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB and others) until you are
satisfied.
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Click OK.
(Optional) Use Photoshop to convert the image to grayscale. The simple way is to go to the
Image menu and select Mode > Grayscale.
Alternatively, you can go to the Image menu and select Adjustments > Channel Mixer, to
choose the percentage contribution of each color channel to the grayscale image, as follows:
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Check Monochrome.
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Drag any source channel's slider to the left to decrease the channel's contribution to the
output channel or to the right to increase it, or enter a value between -200% and +200% in
the text box (for example: 30% Red, 59% Green, 11% Blue). Using a negative value inverts
the source channel before adding it to the output channel.
c.
Drag the slider or enter a value for the Constant option. This option adds a black or white
channel of varying opacity: negative values act as a black channel, positive values act as a
white channel.
d.
Click OK.
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From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
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Select Page Setup.
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Format for: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Paper Size: select the size of the paper that is currently loaded into the printer.
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Orientation: select the orientation of your image on the paper.
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Click OK.
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Set the Position and the Scaled Print Size you need.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Select the Color Management tab.
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Print: select Document.
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Options > Color Handling: select Printer Manages Colors.
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Options > Rendering Intent: select Perceptual.
Click Print.
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This example uses Adobe Photoshop CS4 under Windows, with the PCL3 driver. The color
management is done by the printer.
The recommended approach to creating a black-and-white image is to take a color image and convert
it to grayscale in an image editing program such as Photoshop. In this scenario, however, this
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conversion will take place in the printer. If you want to convert a color image to black-and-white in
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The paper type should be calibrated with the printer and the print-quality level that you
intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
2.
Open Adobe Photoshop CS4.
3.
From the Edit menu, select Color Settings.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Color Management Policies: select Preserve Embedded Profiles.
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Profile Mismatches: check Ask When Opening and Ask When Pasting.
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Missing Profiles: check Ask When Opening.
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Conversion Options > Intent: select Perceptual.
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Click OK.
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5.
From the File menu, select Open to open the image.
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If the document has an embedded color profile that does not match the current working
space, select Use the embedded profile. Otherwise, select Assign working space; in this
case, if the displayed image does not look correct, try assigning it to other color spaces with
Edit > Assign Profile (try sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB and others) until you are
satisfied.
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Click OK.
(Optional) Use Photoshop to convert the image to grayscale. The simple way is to go to the
Image menu and select Mode > Grayscale.
Alternatively, you can go to the Image menu and select Adjustments > Channel Mixer, to
choose the percentage contribution of each color channel to the grayscale image, as follows:
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a.
Check Monochrome.
b.
Drag any source channel's slider to the left to decrease the channel's contribution to the
output channel or to the right to increase it, or enter a value between -200% and +200% in
the text box (for example: 30% Red, 59% Green, 11% Blue). Using a negative value inverts
the source channel before adding it to the output channel.
c.
Drag the slider or enter a value for the Constant option. This option adds a black or white
channel of varying opacity: negative values act as a black channel, positive values act as a
white channel.
d.
Click OK.
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From the File menu, select Print with Preview.
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Select Page Setup.
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Format for: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Paper Size: select the size of the paper that is currently loaded into the printer.
◦
Orientation: select the orientation of your image on the paper.
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Click OK.
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Set the Position and the Scaled Print Size you need.
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Make sure that More Options are displayed.
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Select the Color Management tab.
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Print: select Document.
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Options > Color Handling: select Printer Manages Colors.
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Options > Rendering Intent: select Perceptual.
Click Print.
Print a digital album (Aperture, PS driver)
This example uses Apple Aperture under Mac OS, with the PostScript driver. The color management
is done by Aperture.
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Choose an appropriate paper type for the purpose.
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The paper type should be calibrated and profiled with the printer and the print-quality level
that you intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66 and Color profiling on page 67.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
Open Apple Aperture.
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If you haven't already created a project for this album, go to the File menu and select New
Project, then name the project. Select the new project in the projects menu (on the left), then go
to the File menu and select Import > Folders into a Project.
4.
Select the images you want to use, then go to the File menu and select New From Selection >
Book.
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Theme list: select a theme in the list to see a preview of its design on the right.
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Book Size popup menu: select the physical size of the book.
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Click Choose Theme, and rename the book album.
5.
If you like, change the page layout and customize it. You can add photo and text boxes, modify
the box positions and the text styles.
6.
You can let Aperture place your images into the book automatically (select Autoflow Unplaced
), or you can place them manually by drag and drop.
Images from the Book Actions menu
Furthermore:
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You can scale, crop and pan the image.
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You can set an image as page background and apply wash.
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Print your book, using the Print button in the Book Layout Editor.
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Presets Name list: select your book preset.
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Select Copies and Pages to print.
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Paper Size: select the paper size on which you want to print the job.
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Orientation: select the orientation of your image on the paper.
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ColorSync Profile: select the correct color profile for the printer and paper that you will
use.
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Select Black Point Compensation.
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Gamma: Because computer displays are illuminated, images displayed on computers tend
to look more luminous than when printed. Increasing the Gamma from the default of 1.0
can compensate for this. Usually, a setting 1.1 to 1.2 is adequate.
Click the Printer Settings button.
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Printer: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Select Paper/Quality from the drop-down menu, then select the Paper Type that is
currently loaded into the printer (or Any). Also, select Standard quality options and drag
the slider to Quality.
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Select Color Options from the drop-down menu.
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Select Color mode.
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Select Application color management.
Click Print.
Print a digital album (Aperture, PCL3 driver)
This example uses Apple Aperture under Mac OS, with the PCL3 driver. The color management is
done by Aperture.
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Initial recommendations:
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Choose an appropriate paper type for the purpose.
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The paper type should be calibrated and profiled with the printer and the print-quality level
that you intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66 and Color profiling on page 67.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
2.
Open Apple Aperture.
3.
If you haven't already created a project for this album, go to the File menu and select New
Project, then name the project. Select the new project in the projects menu (on the left), then go
to the File menu and select Import > Folders into a Project.
4.
Select the images you want to use, then go to the File menu and select New From Selection >
Book.
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Theme list: select a theme in the list to see a preview of its design on the right.
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Book Size popup menu: select the physical size of the book.
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Click Choose Theme, and rename the book album.
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If you like, change the page layout and customize it. You can add photo and text boxes, modify
the box positions and the text styles.
6.
You can let Aperture place your images into the book automatically (select Autoflow Unplaced
Images from the Book Actions menu
), or you can place them manually by drag and drop.
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You can scale, crop and pan the image.
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You can set an image as page background and apply wash.
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Print your book, using the Print button in the Book Layout Editor.
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Presets Name list: select your book preset.
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Select Copies and Pages to print.
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Paper Size: select the paper size on which you want to print the job.
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Orientation: select the orientation of your image on the paper.
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ColorSync Profile: select the correct color profile for the printer and paper that you will
use.
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Select Black Point Compensation.
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Click the Printer Settings button.
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Printer: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Select Paper/Quality from the drop-down menu.
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Gamma: Because computer displays are illuminated, images displayed on computers tend
to look more luminous than when printed. Increasing the Gamma from the default of 1.0
can compensate for this. Usually, a setting 1.1 to 1.2 is adequate.
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Paper Type: select the paper type that is currently loaded into the printer (or Any).
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Quality Options: select Standard and drag the slider to Quality.
Select Color Options from the drop-down menu.
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Select Color mode.
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You will not see a color management option because the driver knows that color is
being managed by the application.
Click Print.
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Proof the output on the monitor (InDesign, PS driver)
This example uses Adobe InDesign CS2 under Mac OS, with the PostScript driver. Color
management is done by the printer.
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Choose an appropriate paper type for the purpose.
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The paper type should be calibrated and profiled with the printer and the print-quality level
that you intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66 and Color profiling on page 67.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
2.
Open Adobe InDesign CS2.
3.
From the Edit menu, select Color Settings.
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Make sure that the Advanced Mode check box is checked.
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Working Spaces > RGB: select Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB.
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Working Spaces > CMYK: select Europe ISO Coated FOGRA27 in Europe, U.S. Web
Coated (SWOP) v2 in the USA or Japan Standard v2 in Japan.
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Color Management Policies: select Preserve Embedded Profiles.
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Profile Mismatches: check Ask When Opening and Ask When Pasting.
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Missing Profiles: check Ask When Opening.
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Conversion Options > Intent: select Perceptual for RGB images or Relative
Colorimetric for CMYK images.
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Click OK.
4.
From the File menu, select Open to open the document.
5.
Place the images if necessary. From the File menu, select Place; browse the available images
and click Open.
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From the File menu, select Document Setup and check that all settings are correct for your
document.
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From the View menu, select Display Performance > High Quality Display.
8.
From the View menu, select Proof Setup > Custom.
9.
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Profile: select the profile of the output device you want to proof. A printer profile generally
depends on the printer model and paper type. If you don't see the correct profile in the list,
you should copy the profile into the /Library/ColorSync/Profiles folder.
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Display Options (On-Screen) > Simulate Paper Color: this affects the display on the
monitor only. Check the box if you want to represent the color of the paper on the screen.
Otherwise it's assumed to be pure white.
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Click OK.
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Now you can retouch your image and see on the screen how it will look when printed.
From the File menu, select Print.
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Printer: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Press the Page Setup button.
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Format for: select the printer.
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Paper Size: select the paper size on which you want to print the job.
◦
Orientation: select the orientation of your document on the paper.
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Click OK.
10. Press the Printer button to change the printer driver settings.
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Select Paper/Quality from the drop-down menu, then select the Paper Type that is
currently loaded into the printer (or Any). Also, select Standard quality options and drag
the slider to Quality.
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Select Color Options from the drop-down menu.
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Select Printer color management.
Click Print.
11. Check the Adobe InDesign Print settings.
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Setup (left-hand menu):
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Paper Size: select Defined By Driver.
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Options: select whatever scaling option you need.
Output (left-hand menu):
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Color: select Composite RGB.
Color Management (left-hand menu):
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Print: select Document.
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Options > Color handling: select PostScript® Printer Determines Color.
Click Print.
Proof the output on the printer (QuarkXPress, PS driver)
This example uses QuarkXPress 7 under Mac OS, with the PostScript driver. Color management is
done by the printer's internal PostScript RIP.
The aim in this example is to create a concept proof of a press—in this case a Europe ISO Coated
FOGRA27 press. QuarkXPress will convert the document and its images to the ISO Coated space
and send it to the printer, which will convert it to its final colors emulating such a press. So there are
two stages of color conversion involved.
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Choose an appropriate paper type for the purpose.
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The paper type should be calibrated and profiled with the printer and the print-quality level
that you intend to use. See Color calibration on page 66 and Color profiling on page 67.
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For a correct preview of the printed image, the monitor should also be profiled.
2.
Open QuarkXPress 7.
3.
From the Edit menu, select Color Setups > Source > New, and choose a Name to identify your
custom Source Setup.
4.
Select the RGB tab.
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Solid Colors > Profile: select Adobe RGB (1998).
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Solid Colors > Rendering Intent: select Relative Colorimetric or Perceptual.
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Pictures > Profile: select Adobe RGB (1998).
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Pictures > Rendering Intent: select Perceptual.
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Check Color Manage RGB Sources to RGB Destinations.
Select the CMYK tab.
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Solid Colors > Profile: select Europe ISO Coated FOGRA27 in Europe, U.S. Web
Coated (SWOP) v2 in the USA or Japan Standard v2 in Japan.
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Solid Colors > Rendering Intent: select Relative Colorimetric.
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Pictures > Profile: select Europe ISO Coated FOGRA27 in Europe, U.S. Web Coated
(SWOP) v2 in the USA or Japan Standard v2 in Japan.
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Pictures > Rendering Intent: select Relative Colorimetric.
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Check Color Manage CMYK Sources to CMYK Destinations.
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Click OK.
From the Edit menu, select Color Setups > Output > New, and choose a Name to identify your
custom Output Setup.
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Name: choose a name to identify your custom Output Setup.
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Mode: select Composite.
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Output Options > Model: select CMYK.
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Output Options > Profile: select Europe ISO Coated FOGRA27.
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Click OK.
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From the Edit menu, select Preferences > Color Manager (in the left-hand menu under Print
Layout).
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Check the Black Point Compensation check box.
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Source Options > Source Setup: select your custom Source Setup.
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Soft Proofing > Proof Output: select your custom Output Setup.
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Soft Proofing > Rendering Intent: select Relative Colorimetric.
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Click OK.
8.
From the File menu, select Open and browse your project. To insert images, draw a box with
the Rectangle Picture Box and insert the image using File > Import Picture.
9.
Select the image, then go to the Item menu and set Preview Resolution to Full Resolution.
10. From the File menu, select Print.
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Printer: select the printer (for example, HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo).
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Select the Colors pane from the left-hand menu.
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Color Options > Setup: select your custom Output Setup.
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Orientation: select the orientation of your document on the paper.
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Click OK.
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Select Paper/Quality from the drop-down menu, then select the Paper Type that is
currently loaded into the printer (or Any). Also, select Standard quality options and drag
the slider to Quality.
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Select Color Options from the drop-down menu.
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Select Color mode.
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Select Printer color management.
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Click Print in the driver window.
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Job preview
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Turn off the job queue
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Select when to print a job in the queue
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Identify a job in the queue
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Prioritize a job in the queue
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Delete a job from the queue
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Reprint or copy a job in the queue
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Embedded Web Server job queue page
You can manage your printer's job queue from the HP Utility, see Access the HP Utility on page 20,
or the printer's Embedded Web Server, see Access the Embedded Web Server on page 20.
The job queue page shows all jobs that are available in the printer job queue. It includes jobs that are
being received, parsed, rendered, printed and already printed.
The following information is displayed for each job:
Job queue
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Preview: Click the icon to see the job preview. The job preview is available once the job is
processed.
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File name: Click the file name to see the properties of the job.
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Status: Gives the current job status.
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Pages: Number of pages in the job.
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Copies: Number of copies printed.
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Date: Date and time the printer received the job.
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User: The user's name.
Jobs in the queue can be sorted by any of the information items (except Preview) by clicking on the
title of the corresponding column. You can perform the following operations on one or all jobs in the
queue:
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Cancel: Cancels the selected jobs. You are asked to confirm before the job is canceled. The job
remains stored in the printer, but it is not printed unless you click Reprint.
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Hold: Holds the selected jobs until you click Continue to print.
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Continue: All selected jobs, which are on hold, continue printing.
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Reprint: Prints more copies of a job. Type the number of copies (default 1, maximum 99) and
click Print.
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Move to front: Sends all selected jobs to the top of the job queue.
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Delete: Deletes selected jobs from the job queue. You are asked to confirm before the job is
deleted.
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Refresh: Refreshes the page, ensuring the information is updated.
NOTE: The job queue page does not automatically update.
Job preview
The printer samples all incoming jobs and generates a JPEG file that can be served as a preview of
the job. This preview is available for all languages supported by the printer: PDF, PS, CALS/G4, TIFF
and JPEG.
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Job preview is available once the job is processed. To access the preview page, click the magnifying
glass icon, which appears in the Preview column on the job queue page. The preview page shows
the following job details along with a thumbnail preview of the job:
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File name: The file name of the job.
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Loaded paper: The type of paper loaded in the printer.
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Job dimensions: The dimensions of the job.
To see a larger preview of the job, click either the job thumbnail or the magnifying glass icon, which
appears on the right hand side of the printer image.
Job queue
NOTE: Browsers without the Macromedia plug-in show the job image as yellow shaded. Browsers
that have the Macromedia flash plug-in version 7 and above shows an enhanced preview of the job
image inside the paper loaded in the printer.
Turn off the job queue
You can turn off the queue from the Embedded Web Server, select Setup tab > Printer settings >
Job management > Queue and select Off; or from the front panel: select the Setup menu icon
,
then Job management options > Enable queue > On/Off.
Select when to print a job in the queue
NOTE:
The When To Start Printing options cannot be used with PostScript jobs.
You can select at what point you want to print a file you have in the queue. From the Embedded Web
Server, select Setup tab > Printer settings > Start printing; or, from the front panel, select the
Setup menu icon
, then Job management options > When to start printing.
There are three options you can select:
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When After Processing is selected, the printer waits until the whole page has been processed
and then it starts to print. This is the slowest setting but ensures the best print quality in large or
complex prints.
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When Immediately is selected, the printer prints the page as it is processed. This is the quickest
setting, but the printer may stop halfway through a print to process data. This setting is not
recommended for complex images with dense color.
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When Optimized is selected (this is the default setting), the printer calculates the best time to
begin printing the page. It is usually the best compromise between the After Processing and
Immediately settings.
Identify a job in the queue
The best way to look at the queue is in the Embedded Web Server (Main tab > Job queue), where
you can manage the queue and get full information on every job (by clicking the name of the file).
However, you can also manage the queue from the front panel. To do so, select the Job Queue menu
icon
, then Job queue, where you can see a list of the jobs in the queue.
Each has an identifier, comprising:
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The job currently being printed has a pointing hand icon, jobs already printed have a check mark,
canceled jobs have crosses, processing jobs have a clock and jobs on hold have a warning.
Prioritize a job in the queue
To make any job in the queue the next one to be printed, select it and choose Reprint (in the
Embedded Web Server) or Move to front (in the front panel).
If nesting is turned on, the prioritized job may still be nested with others. If you really want this job to
be printed next, and on its own on the roll, first turn nesting off and then move it to the front of the
queue as described above.
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Delete a job from the queue
Under normal circumstances, there is no need to delete a job from the queue after printing it, as it is
removed from the queue as more files are sent. However, if you have sent a file in error, and want to
avoid any chance of it being reprinted, you can simply delete it, by selecting it and choosing Delete
(in the Embedded Web Server or in the front panel).
In the same way, you can delete a job that has not been printed yet.
If the job is currently being printed (Status = printing in the Embedded Web Server, or it is the first
job in the queue in the front panel), and you want both to cancel the job and to delete it, first click the
Cancel icon in the Embedded Web Server, or press the Cancel key on the front panel, and then
delete it from the queue.
Reprint or copy a job in the queue
To reprint or make extra copies of any job in the queue, select the job in the Embedded Web Server
and click the Reprint icon, then specify the number of copies you want. The job is moved to the top of
the queue. To make more than one print of a non-printed job in the queue from the front panel, select
the job and choose Copies, then specify the number of copies required and press the Select key.
This overrides any value set by your software.
NOTE:
If Rotate was On when you sent the file, every copy is rotated.
You can reprint an already-printed job from the front panel. Select the Job Queue menu icon
,
then select the job from the queue, then select Reprint.
NOTE: You cannot use this method for PCL3 jobs. To reprint old jobs that are PCL3, you may be
able to use your operating system's printer spooler, if you have already set the spooler to save old
jobs. This facility depends on your operating system.
Job status messages
These are the possible job status messages, approximately in the order in which they may be seen:
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Receiving: the printer is receiving the job from the computer
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Waiting to process: the job has been received by the printer and is waiting to be rendered (for
jobs submitted through the Embedded Web Server only)
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Processing: the printer is parsing and rendering the job
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Preparing to print: the printer is performing writing system checks before printing the job
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Waiting to print: the job is waiting for the print engine to become free to proceed with printing
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Waiting for nest: the printer is set up with nesting on and is waiting for other jobs in order to
complete the nest and proceed with printing
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On hold: the job was sent with the on hold for preview option and is on hold
TIP: Do not send a job for preview with more than 64 pages.
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On hold for paper: the job can't be printed because paper is not loaded in the printer. Load the
required paper, see Paper handling on page 24, and click Continue to resume the job
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On hold for accounting: the job can't be printed because the printer requires all jobs to have an
account ID: enter the account ID and then click Continue to resume the job
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Printing
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Drying
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Cutting paper
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Ejecting page
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Canceling: the job is being canceled, but remains in the printer job queue
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Deleting: the job is being deleted from the printer
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Printed
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Canceled: the job has been canceled by the printer
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Canceled by user
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Empty job: the job does not contain anything to print
Remove a hold
When the printer puts a job on hold you receive an alert, see Printer alerts on page 171, which
explains why the job is on hold. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove the hold and continue
printing.
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Job queue
NOTE: If the printer hangs up while printing a job, and the queue facility is turned on, the
partially printed job appears in the queue as on hold when the printer is next turned on. When
you resume the job, it starts printing at the page it was interrupted.
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Retrieving printer usage information
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Get printer accounting information
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Check printer usage statistics
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Check ink and paper usage for a job
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Request accounting data by E-mail
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Get printer accounting information
There are various different ways of getting accounting information from your printer.
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View printer usage statistics for the whole lifetime of the printer, see Check printer usage
statistics on page 103.
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View ink and paper usage for each of your recent jobs by using the HP Utility or the front panel,
see Check ink and paper usage for a job on page 103. If the HP Utility is not available, see
Access the HP Utility on page 20.
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Request accounting data by E-mail. The printer sends data in XML at regular intervals to a
specified E-mail address; the data may be interpreted and summarized by a third-party
application, or displayed as an Excel spreadsheet. See Request accounting data by E-mail
on page 104.
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Use a third-party application to request printer status, printer usage or job accounting data from
the printer through the Internet. The printer provides data in XML to the application whenever
requested. HP provides a Software Development Kit to facilitate the development of such
applications.
Check printer usage statistics
There are two ways to check your printer's usage statistics.
The accuracy of the usage statistics is not guaranteed.
Printer usage
NOTE:
Printer statistics with the HP Utility
1.
Start the HP Utility, see Access the HP Utility on page 20.
2.
Go to the Usage window to view the total printer usage.
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Under Windows, go to the Overview tab and click Printer usage.
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Under Mac OS, select Information > Printer Usage and click the Start button.
Printer statistics with the Embedded Web Server
1.
Access the Embedded Web Server, see Access the Embedded Web Server on page 20.
2.
Go to the Main tab and select Usage
Check ink and paper usage for a job
There are two ways to check ink and paper usage for a job.
NOTE:
The accuracy of the usage statistics is not guaranteed.
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1.
Start the HP Utility, see Access the HP Utility on page 20.
2.
Go to the Accounting window to view information regarding the most recent jobs.
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Under Windows, go to the Job Accounting tab.
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Under Mac OS, select Information > Job Accounting and click the Look Up button.
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Printer statistics with the Embedded Web Server
1.
Access the Embedded Web Server, see Access the Embedded Web Server on page 20.
2.
Go to the Main tab and select Accounting.
Request accounting data by E-mail
Printer usage
1.
Ensure that the printer's date and time have been set correctly. See Set the date and time
on page 22.
2.
In the Embedded Web Server's Setup tab, select E-mail server. Enter the address of the SMTP
server that will be used to send e-mail messages, and e-mail address of the printer. The latter is
a fake address that is required only so that the receiver of the messages can recognize where
they are coming from.
3.
Also in the Setup tab, select Printer settings and open the Accounting section. You must
enter an E-mail address to which accounting files will be sent, and the frequency with which they
will be sent (specified as a number of days or as a number of prints).
4.
When you have completed the above steps, the printer will send accounting data by E-mail with
the frequency that you specified. The data are provided in XML and can easily be interpreted by
a third-party program. The data provided on each job include the job name, the account ID if
any, the user name, when the job was submitted, when the job was printed, the printing time, the
type of image, the number of pages, the number of copies, the paper type and size, the amount
of each color of ink used, and various other attributes of the job.
You can download an Excel template from HP Designjet Online (http://www.hp.com/go/graphic-arts/)
that will enable you to display the XML data more readably in the form of a spreadsheet.
Analysis of the accounting data will enable you to bill customers precisely and flexibly for the use of
your printer. You can, for instance:
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Bill each customer for the total amount of ink and paper used by that customer over a particular
period.
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Bill each customer separately per job.
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Bill each customer separately for each project, broken down by job.
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Handling ink cartridges and printheads
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About the ink cartridges
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Check ink cartridge status
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Remove an ink cartridge
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Insert an ink cartridge
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About the printheads
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Check printhead status
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Remove a printhead
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Insert a printhead
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About the ink cartridges
Ink cartridges store the ink and are connected to the printheads, which distribute the ink on the paper.
You can purchase 130 ml and 300 ml ink cartridges for your printer, see Accessories on page 123.
CAUTION: Observe precautions when handling ink cartridges because they are ESD-sensitive
devices (see the Glossary on page 183). Avoid touching pins, leads and circuitry.
Check ink cartridge status
To view the ink levels of your ink cartridges, press the View ink level key on the front panel.
To get more information on your ink cartridges, you can use the front panel or the HP Utility.
For an explanation of the ink cartridge status messages, see Ink cartridge status messages
on page 159.
Ink menu procedure
1.
In the front panel, select the Ink menu icon
2.
Select the cartridge on which you want information.
3.
The front panel displays information about that cartridge.
, then Ink cartridge information.
HP Utility procedures
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In the HP Utility for Windows, go to the Overview tab, each cartridge's status is under Supply
Status > Cartridges.
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In the HP Utility for Mac OS, select Printer Status in the Information group.
Remove an ink cartridge
Ink and printheads
There are three occasions when you need to remove an ink cartridge.
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The ink level in the cartridge is very low and you want to replace it with a full cartridge for
unattended printing (you can use up the remaining ink in the first cartridge at a more convenient
time).
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The ink cartridge is empty or faulty, and you must replace it to continue printing.
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The ink cartridge has expired.
TIP: Remove an ink cartridge only if you are ready to insert another one.
CAUTION: Do not try to remove an ink cartridge while printing.
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CAUTION: Make sure the printer wheels are locked (the brake lever is pressed down) to prevent
the printer from moving.
1.
From the front panel, select the Ink menu icon
2.
Open the ink cartridge cover completely. Magenta and yellow are in the left side, while light
magenta, light cyan, photo black, light gray, matte black and cyan are in the right side.
3.
Grip the cartridge you wish to remove.
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4.
Pull the cartridge straight up.
NOTE: Avoid touching the end of the cartridge that is inserted into the printer, as there may be
ink on the connection.
NOTE: Avoid storing partially used ink cartridges.
5.
The front-panel display identifies the missing ink cartridge.
Insert an ink cartridge
Ink and printheads
1.
Before removing the cartridge from its wrapping, shake it vigorously.
2.
Unwrap the new ink cartridge, find the label identifying the ink color. Check that the letter or
letters (in these illustrations, M for magenta) marking the empty slot, matches the letter or letters
on the cartridge label.
3.
Insert the ink cartridge into its slot.
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4.
Push the cartridge into the slot until it snaps into position. You should hear a beep and see
confirmation that the cartridge has been inserted.
5.
When all cartridges have been inserted, close the cover.
6.
The front-panel display confirms that all cartridges have been correctly inserted, press the OK
key on the front panel.
About the printheads
The printheads are connected to the ink cartridges and jet ink onto the paper.
CAUTION: Observe precautions when handling printheads because they are ESD-sensitive devices
(see the Glossary on page 183). Avoid touching pins, leads and circuitry.
Check printhead status
The printer automatically checks and services the printheads after each print. Follow the steps below
to get more information on your printheads.
1.
In the front panel, select the Ink menu icon
2.
Select the printhead on which you want information.
3.
The front panel displays information about that printhead.
, then Printhead information.
You can also get most of this information without leaving your computer by using the HP Utility.
For an explanation of the printhead status messages, see Printhead status messages on page 165.
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If you have difficulty, see Cannot insert an ink cartridge on page 159.
NOTE: If the warranty status is See warranty note, this indicates that non-HP ink is being used.
Printer service or repairs required as a result of using "non-HP" ink are not covered under warranty.
See the Legal Information document for detailed warranty implications.
Remove a printhead
CAUTION: Make sure the printer wheels are locked (the brake lever is pressed down) to prevent
the printer from moving.
CAUTION: Printhead replacement must be performed with the printer powered on.
1.
From the front panel, select the Ink menu icon
2.
The printer moves the carriage into the correct position.
, then Replace printheads.
CAUTION: If the carriage is left in the removal position for more than three minutes without
inserting or removing any printheads, it tries to move back to its normal position in the right-hand
end.
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3.
When the carriage has stopped moving, the front-panel display asks you to open the window.
4.
Locate the carriage on the right side of the printer.
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Pull the handle up and toward you to release the wire loop.
6.
Push the handle back to raise the carriage lid.
7.
This gives you access to the printheads.
8.
To remove a printhead, lift up the blue handle.
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9.
Using the blue handle, use steady force to disengage the printhead.
10. Pull the blue handle upward until the printhead is released from the carriage.
CAUTION: Do not pull abruptly because this can damage the printhead.
11. The front-panel display identifies the missing printhead.
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Insert a printhead
1.
If the printhead is new, shake the printhead vigorously before removing the protective caps.
2.
Remove the orange protective caps by pulling them down.
3.
The printhead is designed to prevent you from accidentally inserting it into the wrong slot. Check
that the colored label on the printhead matches the colored label of the carriage slot into which
the printhead is to be inserted.
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4.
Insert the new printhead into its correct slot in the carriage.
CAUTION: Insert the printhead slowly and vertically, straight down. It may be damaged if you
insert it too fast, or at an angle, or if you rotate it as you insert it.
5.
Push down as indicated by the arrow shown below.
6.
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CAUTION: When installing the new printhead there may be some resistance, so you need to
press it down firmly but smoothly. You should hear a beep and see confirmation on the frontpanel display that the printhead has been inserted. If you have difficulty, see Cannot insert a
printhead on page 159.
7.
Ensure the end of the blue handle catches the wire loop on the near side of the carriage.
8.
Lower the handle to rest on the carriage lid.
When all the printheads have been inserted correctly and are accepted by the printer, the printer
beeps.
NOTE: If the printer does not beep when you insert the printhead and the Replace message
appears on the front-panel display, the printhead may need to be reinserted.
9.
Close the window.
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10. The front-panel display confirms that all printheads are correctly inserted. The printer starts
checking and preparing the printheads. The default routine process, when all printheads are
changed, takes 25 minutes. If the printer finds problems in preparing the printheads, it takes
longer, up to 65 minutes. For a single printhead insertion, the times vary between 20 and 40
minutes. After all printheads are checked and prepared, the printhead realignment procedure
runs automatically if paper is loaded, see Align the printheads on page 164.
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Check printer status
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Clean the exterior of the printer
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Replace the cutter
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Maintain the ink cartridges
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Move or store the printer
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Update the firmware
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Update the software
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Change the battery
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Printer maintenance kits
Printer maintenance
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Check printer status
You can check the current status of the printer in various ways:
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If you start the HP Utility, and select your printer, you see a page of information describing the
status of the printer and its paper and ink supplies.
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If you access the Embedded Web Server, you see information about the general status of the
printer. The Supplies page in the Main tab describes the status of the paper and ink supplies.
●
The status screen of the printer's front panel notifies you of any current problems affecting the
printer as a whole. You can also request information about:
◦
The currently loaded paper, with the View loaded paper key
◦
The ink levels, with the View ink levels key
◦
The ink cartridges, by selecting the Ink menu icon
◦
The printheads, by selecting the Ink menu icon
and then Ink cartridge information
and then Printhead information
Clean the exterior of the printer
Clean the outside of the printer and all other parts of the printer that you regularly touch as part of
normal operation with a damp sponge or a soft cloth and a mild household cleaner such as nonabrasive liquid soap.
WARNING! To avoid an electric shock, make sure that the printer is turned off and unplugged
before you clean it. Do not let water get inside the printer.
CAUTION: Do not use abrasive cleaners on the printer.
Replace the cutter
The cutter may need to be replaced once or twice during the life of the printer, depending on the total
amount and thickness of paper used. The front panel advises when replacement is due. If you do not
replace the cutter immediately, the printer continues working normally, but the front panel continues
to remind you about the cutter.
To replace the cutter:
Printer maintenance
1.
If there is paper loaded in the printer, unload it.
2.
At the front panel, select the Setup menu icon
3.
After a brief pause, the printer turns itself off. The printhead carriage is parked on the right-hand
side of the printer, and the cutter on the left-hand side.
, then Resets > Reset cutter life counter.
WARNING! There is a risk of electric shock if you attempt to replace the cutter with the printer
turned on.
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Lift the ink cartridge cover on the left-hand side of the printer.
5.
Press the button behind the ink cartridges to release the cover of the left-hand end of the printer.
6.
Remove the left end cover.
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7.
Unscrew and remove the cutter stop using the TORX PLUS screwdriver provided with the new
cutter. The screw is captive and will not fall out.
8.
Remove the old cutter.
9.
Take the new cutter from the maintenance kit and move the plunger at the top slowly back and
forth within its housing to check that it moves freely.
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10. Slide the new cutter into position on the cutter rail.
The two wheels on the bottom of the cutter should engage the central ridge on the cutter rail,
and the two bushing guides should fit into the groove in the upper part of the cutter rail.
Check that the cutter runs smoothly up and down the rail. You can leave it anywhere on the rail;
the printer will park it correctly later.
Printer maintenance
11. Fit the cutter stop onto the end of the cutter rail, holding it there with one hand while you tighten
the screw with the screwdriver in your other hand.
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12. Put the left end cover back on the printer, aligning the protrusions with the holes in the printer.
13. Close the ink cartridge cover.
14. At the front panel, turn the printer back on. The printer checks that the cutter has been correctly
installed. Look at the front panel and follow its instructions if there is any problem.
Maintain the ink cartridges
During the normal lifetime of a cartridge, no specific maintenance is required. However, in order to
maintain the best print quality, replace a cartridge when it reaches its expiration date. The printer's
front panel notifies you when any cartridge reaches its expiration date.
You can also check a cartridge's expiration date at any time: see Check printer status on page 116.
See also Handling ink cartridges and printheads on page 105.
Move or store the printer
Printer maintenance
If you need to move or store the printer, prepare it correctly to avoid possible damage to it. To
prepare the printer, follow the instructions below.
1.
Do not remove the ink cartridges or printheads.
2.
Make sure that no paper is loaded.
3.
Make sure that the printer is idle.
4.
Disconnect any cables connecting the printer to a network or a computer.
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5.
Before transporting the printer, secure the rear tray in the closed position with tape. Otherwise,
the tray could open and perhaps break and fall out of the printer.
If you need to leave the printer turned off for a long time, follow the additional steps below.
1.
Turn off the power using the Power key on the front panel.
2.
Also turn off the power switch at the rear of the printer.
3.
Disconnect the printer's power cable.
CAUTION: If you turn the printer upside down, ink could escape into the printer and cause serious
damage.
When the printer is turned back on, it takes about three minutes to initialize itself and to check and
prepare the printheads. Preparing the printheads normally takes just over a minute. However, if the
printer has been off for a six weeks or more, preparing the printheads could take up to an hour.
If the printer remains off for a long period of time, the printheads may become unusable. In this case,
you need to replace the printheads with new ones.
Update the firmware
The printer's various functions are controlled by software that resides in the printer, otherwise known
as firmware.
From time to time firmware updates will be available from Hewlett-Packard. These updates increase
the printer's functionality and enhance its features.
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Using the HP Utility for Windows, select your printer, the Support tab and then Firmware
Update.
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Using the HP Utility for Mac OS, select Firmware Update in the Support group.
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Using your printer's Embedded Web Server, select the Setup tab and then Firmware update.
In each case, follow the instructions on your screen to download the firmware file and store it on your
hard disk. Then select the downloaded file and click Update.
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Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Internet and installed in your printer in the following
ways; you can choose whichever you find most convenient.
If you experience very slow progress while uploading the firmware file to the printer, the reason could
be that you are using a proxy server. In that case, try bypassing the proxy server and accessing the
Embedded Web Server directly.
●
In Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN
Settings, and check the Bypass proxy server for local addresses box. Alternatively, for more
precise control, click the Advanced button and add the printer's IP address to the list of
exceptions, for which the proxy server is not used.
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In Safari for Mac OS, go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced and click the Proxies: Change
Settings button. Add the printer's IP address or its domain name to the list of exceptions, for
which the proxy server is not used.
The firmware includes a set of the most commonly used paper presets. Extra paper presets can be
downloaded separately; see Paper presets on page 36.
Update the software
You are recommended to use HP Proactive Support (see HP Proactive Support on page 177) to
keep your printer driver and other printer software up to date. Alternatively, go to http://www.hp.com/
go/Z5200ps/drivers/.
Change the battery
When the front panel announces that the real-time clock is not working, you must change the battery.
You need a lithium battery, model CR2032. To replace the battery, follow these steps.
1.
Turn the printer off and unplug the cable. Unplug any network or USB cables.
2.
Loosen the screws that attach the formatter to the printer with your fingers, or with the help of a
flat screwdriver.
3.
Locate the round, flat battery in the formatter.
4.
Push the battery slightly to one side and then pull it up. A little force may be required.
5.
Insert the new battery by pressing it down.
6.
Insert the formatter into the printer by pressing it down, and tighten the screws.
7.
Reconnect the cables and turn the printer on.
Printer maintenance kits
Three maintenance kits are available for your printer, containing components that may need to be
replaced after long use. When one of them is needed, a message is displayed on the front panel and
by the HP Utility.
Printer maintenance
When you see the message, you should contact HP Support (see Contact HP Support on page 177)
and request the maintenance kit. Two of the kits are installed by service engineers only; the third
consists of a replacement cutter, which you can install yourself (see Replace the cutter on page 116).
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Accessories
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How to order supplies and accessories
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Accessories
How to order supplies and accessories
There are two alternative ways to order supplies or accessories for your printer:
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Visit http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/supplies/ or http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/accessories/ on
the Web.
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Contact your local dealer.
The rest of this chapter lists the available supplies and accessories, and their part numbers.
Order ink supplies
The following ink supplies can be ordered for your printer.
Table 11-1 Ink cartridges
Cartridge
Part number
HP 70 Matte Black 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9448A
HP 70 Photo Black 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9449A
HP 70 Light Gray 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9451A
HP 70 Cyan 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9452A
HP 70 Magenta 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9453A
HP 70 Yellow 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9454A
HP 70 Light Magenta 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9455A
HP 70 Light Cyan 130 ml Ink Cartridge
C9390A
HP 70 Matte Black 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB339A
HP 70 Photo Black 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB340A
HP 70 Light Gray 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB342A
HP 70 Cyan 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB343A
HP 70 Magenta 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB344A
HP 70 Yellow 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB345A
HP 70 Light Magenta 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB346A
HP 70 Light Cyan 130 ml Ink Cartridge Twin Pack
CB351A
HP 772 Matte Black 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN635A
HP 772 Photo Black 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN633A
HP 772 Light Gray 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN634A
HP 772 Cyan 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN636A
HP 772 Magenta 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN629A
HP 772 Yellow 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN630A
HP 772 Light Magenta 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN631A
HP 772 Light Cyan 300 ml Ink Cartridge
CN632A
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Printhead
Part number
HP 70 Matte Black & Cyan Printhead
C9404A
HP 70 Light Magenta & Light Cyan Printhead
C9405A
HP 70 Magenta & Yellow Printhead
C9406A
HP 70 Photo Black & Light Gray Printhead
C9407A
Accessories
Table 11-2 Printheads
Order paper
HP currently provides the following paper types for use with your printer.
NOTE: This list is likely to change over the course of time. For the latest information, see
http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/supplies/. For further background inforrmation, see
http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/paperpresets/.
Key to availability:
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(A) indicates papers available in Asia (excluding Japan)
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(E) indicates papers available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
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(J) indicates papers available in Japan
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(L) indicates papers available in Latin America
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(N) indicates papers available in North America
If the part number is not followed by parentheses, the paper is available in all regions.
Table 11-3 Roll paper
Paper type
g/m²
Length
Width
Part numbers
210
30.5 m (100 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q6626A (AEJLN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q6627A (AEJLN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q6628A (AEJLN)
610 mm (24 in)
C6029C (AEJN)
914 mm (36 in)
C6030C
1067 mm (42 in)
C6569C
67.5 m (225 ft)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q1956A (EN)
30.5 m (100 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q1412A (AEJN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1413A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q1414A (AEJN)
Bond and Coated Paper
Super Heavyweight Plus Matte
Paper
Heavyweight Coated Paper
Universal Heavyweight Coated
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120
30.5 m (100 ft)
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Accessories
Paper type
g/m²
Length
Width
Part numbers
Coated Paper
90
45.7 m (150 ft)
420 mm (16.54 in)
Q1443A (J)
594 mm (23.39 in)
Q1442A (EJ)
610 mm (24 in)
C6019B
841 mm (33.11 in)
Q1441A (EJ)
914 mm (36 in)
C6020B
1067 mm (42 in)
C6567B
91.4 m (300 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
C6980A
Inkjet Coated Paper
90
45.7 m (150 ft)
457 mm (18 in)
Q7897A (ELN)
Universal Coated Paper
95
45.7 m (150 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q1404A (AEJN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1405A (AEJN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q1406A
420 mm (16.54 in)
Q1446A (J)
594 mm (23.39 in)
Q1445A (EJ)
610 mm (24 in)
C1860A (LN),
C6035A (AEJ)
841 mm (33.11 in)
Q1444A (EJ)
914 mm (36 in)
C1861A (LN),
C6036A (AEJ)
91.4 m (300 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
C6810A
45.7 m (150 ft)
594 mm (23.39 in)
Q8003A (AJ)
610 mm (24 in)
Q1396A
914 mm (36 in)
Q1397A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q1398A
Bright White Inkjet Bond Paper
Universal Bond Paper
90
80
45.7 m (150 ft)
Fluorescent Yellow Coloured Paper
100
45.7 m (150 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1757A (E)
Yellow Coloured Paper
92
45.7 m (150 ft)
594 mm (23.39 in)
Q6596A (E)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1760A (EN)
420 mm (16.54 in)
Q1440A (J)
594 mm (23.39 in)
Q1439A (J)
610 mm (24 in)
C3869A
841 mm (33.11 in)
Q1438A (J)
914 mm (36 in)
C3868A
610 mm (24 in)
C3860A (AJN)
914 mm (36 in)
C3859A (LN)
610 mm (24 in)
C3862A (N)
914 mm (36 in)
C3861A (LN)
Technical Paper
Natural Tracing Paper
Translucent Bond Paper
Vellum Paper
90
67
75
45.7 m (150 ft)
45.7 m (150 ft)
45.7 m (150 ft)
Film (Technical and Graphic)
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Paper type
g/m²
Length
Width
Part numbers
Clear Film
174
22.9 m (75 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
C3876A (AEJN)
914 mm (36 in)
C3875A
610 mm (24 in)
51642A (AEJN)
914 mm (36 in)
51642B
Matte Film
160
38.1 m (125 ft)
High Gloss Polyester Film
White Matte Polyester Film
167
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1736A (AEN)
300
15.2 m (50 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8759A
1118 mm (44 in)
Q8840A
15.2 m (50 ft)
457 mm (18 in)
Q7990A
22.9 m (75 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q7991A
30.5 m (100 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q7993A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q7995A
15.2 m (50 ft)
457 mm (18 in)
Q8001A (ELN)
22.9 m (75 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q7992A
30.5 m (100 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q7994A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q7996A
610 mm (24 in)
Q6574A
914 mm (36 in)
Q6575A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q6576A
61 m (200 ft)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8754A (ELN)
30.5 m (100 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q6579A
914 mm (36 in)
Q6580A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q6581A
61 m (200 ft)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8755A
30.5 m (100 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8916A
914 mm (36 in)
Q8917A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8918A
610 mm (24 in)
Q8920A
914 mm (36 in)
Q8921A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8922A
610 mm (24 in)
CG459A
914 mm (36 in)
CG460A
457 mm (18 in)
Q8664A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8663A (EN)
Photographic Paper
Professional Satin Photo Paper
Premium Instant-dry Gloss Photo
Paper
Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo
Paper
Universal Instant-dry Gloss Photo
Paper
Universal Instant-dry Semi-Gloss
Photo Paper
Everyday Pigment Ink Gloss Photo
Paper
Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo
Paper
Premium Matte Photo Paper
260
260
190
190
235
235
210
30.5 m (100 ft)
30.5 m (100 ft)
30.5 m (100 ft)
Proofing Paper
Professional High-gloss Contract
Proofing Paper
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30.5 m (100 ft)
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Table 11-3 Roll paper (continued)
Table 11-3 Roll paper (continued)
Accessories
Paper type
g/m²
Length
Width
Part numbers
Professional Semi-gloss Contract
Proofing Paper
235
30.5 m (100 ft)
457 mm (18 in)
Q8049A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q7971A (EN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8909A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8910A (EN)
457 mm (18 in)
CG462A (E)
610 mm (24 in)
CG463A (E)
1067 mm (42 in)
CG490A (E)
457 mm (18 in)
Q7896A (EJN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q1968A (AEJN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8747A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8748A
Premium Semi-gloss Proofing
Paper
Matte Proofing Paper
240
146
30.5 m (100 ft)
30.5 m (100 ft)
Backlit Material
Premium Vivid Color Backlit Film
285
30.5 m (100 ft)
Self-adhesive Material
Self-adhesive Indoor Paper
170
22.9 m (75 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1733A (EJN)
Universal Adhesive Vinyl
290
20.1 m (66 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8676A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8677A (EN)
Matte Adhesive-back
Polypropylene
225
21.3 m (70 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1908A (AEN)
Colorfast Adhesive Vinyl
328
12.2 m (40 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
C6775A
Durable Display Film
205
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q6620A (EN)
Instant-dry Gloss Indoor Banner
195
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q5482A (N)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q5483A (N)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8675A (N)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1898B (AEN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q1899B (AEN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1903A (AEN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q1904A (AEN)
Banner and Sign Material
Opaque Scrim
Matte Polypropylene
460
130
15.2 m (50 ft)
22.9 m (75 ft)
Banners with Tyvek®
140
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
C6787A (AJN)
Outdoor Paper
145
30.5 m (100 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1730A (EN)
Blue Back Outdoor Billboard Paper
140
30.5 m (100 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
C7949A (EN)
PVC-free Banner
410
30.5 m (100 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
CG815A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
CG816A (EN)
Fabric/Textile Material
Durable Flag Fabric
110
10.1 m (33 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q6624A (EN)
Paper-backed Polyester Fabric
110
10.1 m (33 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1745A (E)
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g/m²
Length
Width
Part numbers
Paper-backed Satin Fabric Silk
63.5
30.5 m (100 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1748A (EN)
(with backing)
160
10.7 m (35 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8732A (EN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8745A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8733A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8734A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8735A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8736A (EN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8737A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8738A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8739A (EN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8740A (EN)
Fine Art Printing Material
Hahnemühle Smooth Fine Art
Paper
265
310
Hahnemühle Textured Fine Art
Paper
265
310
10.7 m (35 ft)
10.7 m (35 ft)
Hahnemühle Watercolor Paper
210
11.6 m (38 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1984A (EN)
Baryte Satin Art Paper
290
15.2 m (50 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
CG803A (EN)
1118 mm (44 in)
CG804A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8741A (EN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8746A (EN)
610 mm (24 in)
Q7972A (ELN)
914 mm (36 in)
Q7973A (ELN)
Aquarella Art Paper
Matte Litho-realistic Paper
240
270
10.7 m (35 ft)
30.5 m (100 ft)
Canvas Paper
180
10.7 m (35 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q1724A (AEN)
Professional Matte Canvas
430
6.1 m (20 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8673A (ELN)
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8761A (ELN)
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8674A (ELN)
6.1 m (20 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8708A
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8709A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8710A
6.1 m (20 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8704A
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8705A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8706A
6.1 m (20 ft)
610 mm (24 in)
Q8712A
15.2 m (50 ft)
914 mm (36 in)
Q8713A
1067 mm (42 in)
Q8714A
Collector Satin Canvas
Artist Matte Canvas
Universal Matte Canvas
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400
380
350
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Table 11-3 Roll paper (continued)
Table 11-4 Sheet paper
Accessories
Paper type
g/m²
Length
Width
Part numbers
90
610 mm (24 in)
457 mm (18 in)
Q1961A (AJEN)
914 mm (36 in)
610 mm (24 in)
Q1962A (AJEN)
Bond and Coated Paper
Inkjet Coated Paper
Photographic Paper
Professional Satin Photo Paper
300
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q8839A
Matte Photo Paper
196
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q5492A
Professional High-gloss Contract
Proofing Paper
200
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q8662A (EN)
Professional Semi-gloss Contract
Proofing Paper
235
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q7970A (EJN)
Premium Semi-gloss Proofing
Paper
240
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
CG461A (E)
Matte Proofing Paper
146
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q1967A (AEN)
Hahnemühle Smooth Fine Art
Paper
265
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q8728A
Hahnemühle Watercolor Paper
210
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q8729A
Aquarella Art Paper
240
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q8730A
Artist Matte Canvas
380
483 mm (19 in)
330 mm (13 in)
Q8731A
Proofing Paper
Fine Art Printing Material
Non-recommended paper types
In many cases, paper types that HP does not support may nevertheless be compatible with your
printer. However, the following paper types are unlikely to give satisfactory results:
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Photo paper that swells
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Brochure paper
Order accessories
The following accessories can be ordered for your printer.
Name
Product number
HP Designjet Z2100/Z3200/Z5200 44 inch Spindle
Q6699A
HP Jetdirect 630n IPv6 Gigabit Print Server
J7997G
HP Jetdirect 635n IPv6/IPsec Print Server
J7961A, J7961G
The following software can be downloaded for your printer.
Name
Download from
HP Instant Printing Pro
http://www.hp.com/go/hpinstantprintingutilitypro/
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Download from
Serif PosterPro
http://www.hp.com/go/PosterDesignerPro/
HP Designjet accounting tool
http://www.hp.com/go/designjet/accounting/
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Name
12 Troubleshooting paper issues
Paper issues
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The paper cannot be loaded successfully
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The paper type is not in the driver
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The paper has jammed
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Prints do not fall neatly into the basket
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The sheet stays in the printer when the print has been completed
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The paper is cut when the print has been completed
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The cutter does not cut well
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The roll is loose on the spindle
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A strip stays on the output tray and generates jams
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Recalibrate the paper advance
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The paper cannot be loaded successfully
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Ensure no paper is loaded.
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Ensure the paper is far enough inside the printer; you should feel the printer grab the paper.
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Do not attempt to straighten the paper during the aligning process, unless instructed to do so by
the front-panel display. The printer automatically attempts to straighten the paper.
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The paper may be crumpled, or warped, or may have irregular edges.
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If the paper does not load, the leading edge of the paper may not be straight or clean, and needs
to be trimmed. Remove the initial 2 cm (1 in) from the roll and try again. This may be necessary
even with a new roll of paper.
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Ensure the roll ends are tight against the spindle ends.
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Check that the spindle is correctly inserted.
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Check that the paper is correctly loaded on the spindle, and that it loads over the roll into the
printer.
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Check that all roll stops have been removed.
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Check that the paper is wound tightly on the roll.
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Do not touch the roll or paper at during the alignment process.
If the paper has not been inserted straight, the front panel displays the following instructions.
1.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lift the blue lever on the left. The printer attempts to
straighten the roll.
2.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lower the blue lever. The printer checks the
alignment. If the roll is aligned, the printer measures the width and you are now ready to print.
If the roll is still not aligned, the front panel displays an error and instructions.
3.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lift the blue lever on the left.
4.
Rewind the roll from the end of the spindle until the edge is on the blue line.
5.
Press OK, on the front panel.
6.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lower the lever. The printer checks the alignment. If
the roll is aligned, the printer measures the width and you are now ready to print.
If the roll is still not aligned, the front panel displays an error and instructions to start again at
step 3.
If you would like to start the load process again, cancel the process on the front panel and
rewind the roll from the end of the spindle until the edge is removed from the printer.
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Unsuccessful roll load
Unsuccessful sheet load
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Guide the sheet, especially thick papers, when the printer initially feeds the sheet.
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Do not attempt to straighten the sheet during the loading process, unless instructed to by the
front-panel display. The printer automatically attempts to straighten the sheet.
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Preferably avoid using hand-cut sheets; if you need to use them, disable skew checking when
loading them. See Skew check on page 40.
If the sheet is not caught by the printer, the front-panel display asks you to push paper further into the
printer, and tries to feed the paper again.
Paper issues
If the sheet is caught by the printer but is not inserted straight, the front panel displays the following
instructions.
1.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lift the blue lever on the left.
2.
Adjust the sheet to align with the front and right side blue lines.
3.
Once the sheet is aligned, press OK on the front panel.
4.
When prompted by the front-panel display, lower the blue lever. The printer checks the
alignment. If the sheet is aligned, the printer measures the sheet and feeds it out the back into
the roll feed. You are now ready to print.
If the sheet is still not aligned, the front panel displays an error and instructions to start again.
If you would like to start the load process again, cancel the process on the front panel and the
printer ejects the sheet out the front.
Paper loading error messages
Here is a list of front-panel display messages related to paper loading, with the suggested corrective
action.
front-panel display message
Suggested action
Paper incorrectly loaded
The paper has not been loaded correctly; the edge was not aligned with the load
guide. Lift the blue lever, remove paper and lower lever.
Paper not found
During the paper load process the printer did not detect any paper. Ensure the
paper is fully inserted.
Paper loaded with too much skew
During the paper load process the printer detected that the paper had too much
skew. Follow the instructions on the front-panel display.
Paper too small
During the load process the printer detected that the paper is too narrow or too
short to be loaded in the printer. Press the Cancel key to stop the load process.
See Functional specifications on page 180.
Paper too big
During the load process the printer has detected that the paper is either too wide
or too long (sheet only) to be loaded correctly. Press the Cancel key to stop the
load process. See Functional specifications on page 180.
Lever lifted
During the load process the blue lever was lifted. This prevents the printer from
loading the paper. Follow the instructions on the front-panel display.
The paper type is not in the driver
TIP: First check that your driver is up to date (see Update the software on page 122). The latest
driver may offer a longer list of paper types.
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To work with a paper not in the driver, you can add new paper type to your driver, see To create your
own paper preset on page 37. Adding your paper type to the driver is recommended as it allows you
to store custom parameters, such as a profile, for your paper.
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Bond and Coated Paper: Fiber-based, thin papers with a matte surface. These papers use
matte black ink relatively low ink limits and high carriage position.
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Photo Paper: Photo-base, relatively thick papers with variety of finishing from matte to satin to
glossy. These papers use photo black ink, with the exception of Photo Matte Papers, relatively
high ink limits and low carriage position, with the exception of Baryte and Photo Matte Papers.
Generally they will print with the starwheels up.
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Proofing Paper: A variety of papers from matte to satin and glossy used to simulate commercial
printing with high color accuracy requirements.
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Fine Art Material: Canvas, matte and paper-base photo materials used for high-quality fine art
printing. These papers use matte black ink, with the exception of Canvas Satin and Pearl
papers, which use photo black. They all use high carriage position with high ink limits.
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Film: Synthetic film-base materials that generally use photo black, with relatively low ink limits
and high carriage position.
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Backlit: Synthetic translucent materials that use photo black with high ink limits, high carriage
position and starwheels up.
Black ink is easily removed when touched
TIP: Handle prints with care, especially when they have just emerged from the printer.
It may be that your paper is incompatible with matte black ink. To use non-matte black ink, select
paper type Photo Paper > Gloss Photo Paper.
NOTE:
When you select a different paper type, the colors of your print could change visibly.
After printing, the paper has wrinkles or there is too much ink
This happens when too much ink is used. To use less ink, select a thinner category. Matte paper
categories from thinnest to thickest are:
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Plain Paper
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Coated Paper
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Heavyweight Coated Paper
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Fine Art Paper
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Super Heavyweight Coated Paper
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Thick Fine Art Paper (>250 g/m2)
For other print-quality issues, see Troubleshooting print-quality issues on page 141.
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Your new paper type must be based on an existing paper category. The available categories are:
The paper has jammed
When a paper jam occurs, you normally see the Possible paper jam message in the front-panel
display.
Power off the printer at the front panel and also switch it off at the rear.
2.
Open the window.
3.
Try to move the printhead carriage out of the way.
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Lift the blue lever as far up as it goes.
5.
Carefully remove any of the jammed paper that you can lift up and out from the top of the printer.
6.
Standing behind the printer, rewind the roll or pull the cut sheet from the printer. If you cannot
see the paper, return to the front of the printer and remove it from the output tray.
CAUTION: Do not move the paper sideways, as it could damage the printer.
7.
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Paper issues
4.
Paper issues
8.
Lower the blue lever.
9.
Close transparent window.
10. Switch on the printer.
11. Reload the roll, or load a new sheet. See Load a roll into the printer on page 27 or Load a single
sheet on page 32.
NOTE: If you find that there is still some paper causing an obstruction within the printer, restart the
procedure and carefully remove all pieces of paper.
Prints do not fall neatly into the basket
●
Ensure the basket is correctly installed.
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Ensure the basket is open.
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Ensure the basket not full.
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Paper often tends to curl near the end of a roll, which can cause output problems. Load a new
roll, or remove prints manually as they are completed.
The sheet stays in the printer when the print has been
completed
The printer holds the paper to allow the print to dry after printing, see Change the drying time
on page 41. If the paper is only partially ejected after the drying time, gently pull the sheet out of the
printer. If the automatic cutter is disabled, use the Form feed and cut key on the front panel, see Feed
and cut the paper on page 42.
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The paper is cut when the print has been completed
By default the printer cuts the paper after the drying time has been completed, see Change the drying
time on page 41. You can disable the cutter, see Turn the automatic cutter on and off on page 42.
The cutter does not cut well
By default the printer is set to cut the paper automatically after the drying time has been completed.
If the cutter is turned off, the Form feed and cut key only advances the paper. Use this key to move
the print far enough out of the front of the printer, until it is convenient to cut manually with a straight
edge or scissors.
The roll is loose on the spindle
The roll may need to be replaced or reloaded. If your roll has a 76 mm (3 in) cardboard core, ensure
the core adaptors have been installed, see Load a roll onto the spindle on page 25.
A strip stays on the output tray and generates jams
If a small piece of paper (200 mm or smaller) has been cut, such as before (if new roll) and after a
full-bleed print or after the Form feed and cut key has been pressed, the cut strip remains in the
output tray. Only when the printer is not working, reach in the tray and remove the strip.
Recalibrate the paper advance
Accurate paper advance is important to print quality because it is part of controlling the proper
placement of dots on the paper. If the paper is not advanced the proper distance between printhead
passes, light or dark bands appear in the print and image grain may increase.
The printer is calibrated to advance correctly with all the papers appearing in the front panel. When
you select the type of loaded paper, the printer adjusts the rate at which to advance the paper while
printing. However, if you are using custom paper or not satisfied with the default calibration of your
paper, you may need to recalibrate the rate at which the paper advances. See Troubleshooting printquality issues on page 141 for steps to determine if paper advance calibration will solve your issue.
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Paper issues
If the cutter is turned on but not cutting correctly, check that the cutter rail is clean and clear of any
obstacles.
You can check the paper advance calibration status of the currently loaded paper at any time by
pressing the View loaded paper key on the front panel. The status may be one of the following.
Paper issues
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DEFAULT: This status appears when loading an HP paper. HP papers in the Front Panel have
been optimized by default and unless you experience print-quality problems in your printed
image such as banding or graininess it is not recommended to recalibrate the paper advance.
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RECOMMENDED: This status appears when a new paper is created. The paper advance values
for this paper are inherited from the family type. In these cases it is recommended you perform a
paper advance calibration to optimize the values.
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OK: This status indicates that the loaded paper has been calibrated before. However you may
need to repeat the calibration if you experience print-quality problems such as banding or
graininess in your printed image.
NOTE: Whenever you update the printer’s firmware, the paper advance calibration values are
reset to the factory default, see Update the firmware on page 121.
Recalibrating the paper advance procedure
If you are using a a transparent paper type, omit the first two steps below and advance to step 3.
1.
From the front panel, select the Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Calibrate
paper advance. The printer automatically recalibrates the paper advance and prints a paper
advance calibration image.
2.
Wait until the front panel displays the status screen and re-print your print.
NOTE: The recalibration procedure takes approximately three minutes. Do not worry about the
paper advance calibration image. The front-panel display shows any errors in the process.
If you are satisfied with your print continue using this calibration for your paper type. If you see
improvement in your print, continue with the next step. If you are dissatisfied with the
recalibration, return to the default calibration, see Return to default calibration on page 140.
3.
If you would like to fine-tune the calibration or are using a transparent paper type, select the
Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Paper advance calibration > Adjust paper
advance.
4.
Select the percentage of change from -100% to 100%. To correct light banding (light-colored
horizontal lines), decrease the percentage. To correct dark banding (dark-colored horizontal
lines), increase the percentage.
5.
Press the OK key on the front panel, to save the value.
6.
Wait until the front panel displays the status screen and re-print your print.
Return to default calibration
Returning to the default calibration sets all the corrections made by the paper advance calibration to
zero. To return to the default paper advance calibration value, you must reset the calibration.
1.
From the front panel, select the Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Paper
advance calibration > Reset paper advance.
2.
Wait until the front panel reports that the operation has completed successfully before pressing
the Back key to return to the main menu.
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General advice
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Print quality troubleshooting wizard
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Horizontal lines across the image (banding)
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The whole image is blurry or grainy
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The paper is not flat
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The print is scuffed or scratched
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Ink marks on the paper
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Vertical dotted or dashed lines on the print
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Vertical continuous lines on the print
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Black ink comes off when you touch the print
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Edges of objects are stepped or not sharp
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Edges of objects are darker than expected
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Bronzing
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Horizontal lines at the end of a cut sheet print
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Vertical lines of different colors
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White spots on the print
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Colors are inaccurate
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The image is incomplete (clipped at the bottom)
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The image is clipped
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Some objects are missing from the printed image
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Lines are too thick, too thin or missing
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Lines appear stepped or jagged
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Lines print double or in the wrong colors
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Lines are discontinuous
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Lines are blurred
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The Image Diagnostics Print
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If you still have a problem
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General advice
When you have any print-quality problem:
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To achieve the best performance from your printer, use only genuine manufacturer's supplies
and accessories, whose reliability and performance have been thoroughly tested to give troublefree performance and best-quality prints. For details of recommended papers, see Order paper
on page 125.
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Make sure that the paper type selected in the front panel is the same as the paper type loaded
into the printer. To check this, use the View loaded paper key on the front panel. At the same
time, check that the paper type has been calibrated. Also make sure that the paper type selected
in your software is the same as the paper type loaded into the printer.
CAUTION: If you have the wrong paper type selected, you could experience poor print quality
and incorrect colors, and perhaps even damage to the printheads.
Print-quality issues
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Check that you are using the most appropriate print-quality settings for your purposes (see
Printing on page 43). You are likely to see lower print quality if you have moved the print-quality
slider to the 'Speed' end of the scale, or set the custom quality level to Fast.
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Check that your environmental conditions (temperature, humidity) are in the recommended
range. See Environmental specifications on page 182.
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Check that your ink cartridges and printheads have not passed their expiration dates: see
Maintain the ink cartridges on page 120.
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Avoid touching the paper while printing is in progress.
Print quality troubleshooting wizard
The Print Quality Troubleshooting Wizard can help with the following problems:
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Horizontal lines across the image (banding)
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The whole image is blurry or grainy
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Lines are too thick, too thin or missing
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Colors are inaccurate
To start the wizard:
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From the HP Utility for Windows: go to the Support tab, and select Print quality
troubleshooting.
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From the HP Utility for Mac OS: select Print quality troubleshooting in the Support group.
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From the Mac OS Print dialog: go to the Services panel, select Device Maintenance, then
select Print quality troubleshooting from the list of maintenance tasks.
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From the Embedded Web Server: go to the Support tab, select Troubleshooting, then select
Print quality troubleshooting.
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Alternatively, or if you have other print quality problems, you can continue reading this chapter.
If your printed image suffers from added horizontal lines as shown (the color may vary):
1.
Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
2.
Check that you are using appropriate print-quality settings for your purposes (see Printing
on page 43). In some cases, you can overcome a print-quality problem merely by selecting a
higher print-quality level. For instance, if you have set the Print Quality slider to Speed, try
setting it to Quality; if you have already set it to Quality, try selecting custom options and then
More Passes. If you change the print-quality settings, you may wish to reprint your job at this
point in case the problem has been solved.
3.
Print the Image Diagnostics Print. See The Image Diagnostics Print on page 155.
4.
If the printheads are working correctly, go to the front panel and press the View loaded paper
key to see the paper advance calibration status. If the status is RECOMMENDED, you should
perform paper advance calibration: see Recalibrate the paper advance on page 139.
If the problem persists despite all the above actions, contact your customer service representative for
further support.
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Horizontal lines across the image (banding)
The whole image is blurry or grainy
Print-quality issues
1.
Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
2.
Check that you are printing on the correct side of the paper.
3.
Check that you are using appropriate print-quality settings (see Printing on page 43). In some
cases, you can overcome a print-quality problem merely by selecting a higher print-quality level.
For instance, if you have set the Print Quality slider to Speed, try setting it to Quality; if you
have already set it to Quality, try selecting custom options and then More Passes. If you
change the print-quality settings, you may wish to reprint your job at this point in case the
problem has been solved.
4.
Try aligning the printheads. See Align the printheads on page 164. After alignment, you may
wish to reprint your job in case the problem has been solved.
5.
Go to the front panel and press the View loaded paper key to see the paper advance calibration
status. If the status is RECOMMENDED, you should perform paper advance calibration: see
Recalibrate the paper advance on page 139.
If the problem persists despite all the above actions, contact your customer service representative for
further support.
The paper is not flat
If the paper does not lie flat when it comes out of the printer, but has shallow waves in it, you are
likely to see defects in the printed image, such as vertical stripes. This can happen when you use thin
paper that becomes saturated with ink.
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Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
2.
Try changing to a thicker paper type, such as HP Heavyweight Coated Paper, HP Super
Heavyweight Plus Matte Paper or thicker Digital Fine Art papers.
3.
Select a paper type that is slightly thinner than the paper you have loaded; this will persuade the
printer to use less ink. Here are some example paper types in ascending order of thickness:
Plain Paper, Coated Paper, Heavyweight Coated Paper, Fine Art Paper, Super Heavyweight
Plus Matte Paper, Thick Fine Art Paper (>250 g/m²).
The print is scuffed or scratched
The black ink pigment can be scuffed or scratched when touched by a finger, a pen or some other
object. This is particularly noticeable on coated paper, matte proofing paper and fine art material.
Glossy paper may be extremely sensitive to the basket or to anything else that it contacts soon after
printing, depending on the amount of ink used and the environmental conditions at the time of
printing.
To reduce the risk of scuffs and scratches:
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Handle prints carefully.
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Avoid stacking prints on top of each other.
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Disable the automatic cutter before printing, so that the print will not fall into the basket. See
Turn the automatic cutter on and off on page 42. Alternatively, leave a sheet of paper in the
basket so that freshly printed sheets do not make direct contact with the basket.
Ink marks on the paper
This problem can occur for several different reasons.
Horizontal smears on the front of coated paper
If a lot of ink is used on plain or coated paper, the paper absorbs the ink quickly and expands. As the
printheads move over the paper, the printheads may come into contact with the paper and smear the
printed image. This problem is normally seen only on cut sheets of paper (not on roll paper).
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1.
Whenever you notice this problem, cancel the printing job immediately. Press the Cancel key and
also cancel the job from your computer application. Soaked paper can damage the printheads.
Try the following suggestions to avoid this problem:
Print-quality issues
1.
Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
2.
Use a recommended paper type (see Order paper on page 125) and the correct print settings.
3.
If using sheet paper, try rotating the sheet 90 degrees. The orientation of the paper fibers may
affect performance.
4.
Try changing to a thicker paper type, such as HP Heavyweight Coated Paper, HP Super
Heavyweight Plus Matte Paper or thicker Digital Fine Art papers.
5.
Select a paper type that is slightly thinner than the paper you have loaded; this will persuade the
printer to use less ink. Here are some example paper types in ascending order of thickness:
Plain Paper, Coated Paper, Heavyweight Coated Paper, Fine Art Paper, Super Heavyweight
Plus Matte Paper, Thick Fine Art Paper (>250 g/m²).
6.
Try to increase the margins by relocating the image to the center of the page using your
software application.
7.
If you are using a glossy or satin paper type, try changing the definition of the thickness of the
paper. In the HP Utility, go to the Color Center > Paper preset management > Change
printing properties. For custom papers that have been created with glossy or satin papers as a
base, it is possible to change the Paper thickness to Thick.
Ink marks on the back of the paper
This can happen after a lot of borderless printing, especially with non-standard paper sizes. Ink
residues on the platen are likely to mark the back of the paper.
Clean the platen with a soft cloth. Clean each rib separately without touching the foam between the
ribs.
Vertical dotted or dashed lines on the print
The starwheels that assist in moving the paper may in some cases leave small, regularly spaced
marks on the print.
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First check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
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Using the HP Utility for Windows, select Color Center > Paper Preset Management > Change
Printing Properties.
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Using the HP Utility for Mac OS, select HP Color Center > Paper Preset Management. Select
button and select Change Printing Properties from the
the paper type, then press the
popup menu.
Change the starwheels position from Down to Up. If the starwheels position was already Up, as it
normally is by default for glossy papers, try using a different paper type.
NOTE: We recommend keeping the starwheels in the Down position by default for all non-glossy
paper types, for better print quality and paper control; change to the Up position only if this problem
occurs.
Vertical continuous lines on the print
To avoid this, try loading this kind of sheet using the roll load path instead of the rear tray. You can
align the sheet with the help of the black hub of the spindle. Remember to specify that you are
loading a single sheet even if you are using the roll load path.
Black ink comes off when you touch the print
This problem may be caused by printing with matte black ink on glossy paper. The printer will not use
matte black ink if it knows that the paper will not retain it. To be sure of avoiding matte black ink, you
can select Photo Glossy Paper as the paper type (in the Photo Paper category).
Edges of objects are stepped or not sharp
If edges of objects or lines appear to be poorly defined or lighter in density, and you have already set
the print-quality slider to Quality in the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog), select the custom printquality options, and make sure that the More Passes and Maximum Detail options are turned off.
See Printing on page 43.
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When loading a thick single sheet using the rear tray, the plastic rollers may in some cases leave
regular thick stripes on the print.
Edges of objects are darker than expected
If edges of objects seem darker than expected, and you have already set the print-quality slider to
Quality in the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog), select the custom print-quality options, and make
sure that the More Passes and Maximum Detail options are turned off. See Printing on page 43.
Bronzing
Print-quality issues
If you are printing on photo paper in grayscale, and you experience a gloss differential problem when
fluorescent light is directly reflected towards you from the print, producing 'bronzed' reflections from
the ink, try one of the following:
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If using standard print quality options, ensure that the slider is set to Quality (see Select print
quality on page 45).
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Try selecting in the driver the Full set of inks option instead of Black and gray inks only.
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Display the print vertically or behind glass.
Horizontal lines at the end of a cut sheet print
This type of defect affects only the end of a print, within approximately 30 mm of the trailing edge of
the paper. You may see some very thin horizontal lines across the print.
To avoid this problem:
1.
Print the Image Diagnostics Print. See The Image Diagnostics Print on page 155.
2.
Consider printing with roll paper.
3.
Consider using larger margins around your image.
Vertical lines of different colors
If your print has vertical bands of different colors along it:
1.
Try using thicker paper, choosing from the recommended paper types such as HP Heavyweight
Coated Paper and HP Super Heavyweight Paper. See Order paper on page 125.
2.
Try using higher print-quality settings (see Printing on page 43). For instance, if you have set the
Print Quality slider to Speed, try setting it to Quality; if you have already set it to Quality, try
selecting custom options and then More Passes.
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White spots on the print
You may notice white spots on the print. This is probably due to paper fibers, dust or loose coating
material. To avoid this problem:
1.
Try cleaning the paper manually with a brush before printing, to remove any loose fibers or
particles.
2.
Always keep the cover of your printer closed.
3.
Protect your paper rolls and sheets by storing them in bags or boxes.
If the colors of your print do not match your expectations, try the following:
1.
Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key. At the
same time, check the color calibration status. If the status is PENDING or OBSOLETE, you
should perform color calibration: see Color calibration on page 66. If you have made any
changes, you may wish to reprint your job in case the problem has been solved.
2.
Check that you are printing on the correct side of the paper.
3.
Check that you are using appropriate print-quality settings (see Printing on page 43). If you have
selected the Speed or Fast options, you may not get the most accurate colors. If you change the
print-quality settings, you may wish to reprint your job at this point in case the problem has been
solved.
4.
If you are using application-managed colors, check that the color profile you are using
corresponds to the selected paper type. If you have doubts about which color settings to use,
see Color management on page 59. If you need to create a color profile, see Color profiling
on page 67.
5.
If you select application-managed colors in your application and printer-managed colors in the
printer driver, your results will be wrong. You should manage colors in the application or in the
printer, but not in both.
6.
If the problem consists of color differences between your print and your monitor, please follow
the instructions in the “How to calibrate your monitor” section of the HP Color Center. At this
point, you may wish to reprint your job in case the problem has been solved.
7.
Print the Image Diagnostics Print. See The Image Diagnostics Print on page 155.
If the problem persists despite all the above actions, contact your customer service representative for
further support.
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Colors are inaccurate
Color accuracy using EPS or PDF images in page layout applications
Page layout applications such as Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress do not support color
management of EPS, PDF or grayscale files.
If you have to use such files, try to ensure that the EPS, PDF or grayscale images are already in the
same color space that you intend to use later on in Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress. For instance, if
your final goal is to print the job in a press that follows the SWOP standard, convert the image into
SWOP when you create it.
The image is incomplete (clipped at the bottom)
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Did you press Cancel before all the data were received by the printer? If so, you have ended the
data transmission and will have to print the page again.
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The I/O timeout setting may be too short. This setting determines how long the printer waits for
the computer to send more data, before deciding that the job is finished. From the front panel,
increase the I/O timeout setting to a longer period and then send the print again. From the
Connectivity menu
, select Advanced > Select I/O timeout.
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There may be a communications problem between your computer and the printer. Check your
USB or network cable.
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Check to make sure that your software settings are correct for your current page size (for
example, long-axis prints).
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If you are using network software, make sure it has not timed out.
The image is clipped
Clipping normally indicates a discrepancy between the actual printable area on the loaded paper and
the printable area as understood by your software. You can often identify this kind of problem before
printing by previewing your print (see Preview a print on page 50).
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Check the actual printable area for the paper size you have loaded.
printable area = paper size – margins
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Check what your software understands to be the printable area (which it may call "printing area"
or "imageable area"). For example, some software applications assume standard printable areas
that are larger than those used in this printer.
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If you have defined a custom page size with very narrow margins, the printer may impose its
own minimal margins, clipping your image slightly. You may want to consider using a larger
paper size, or borderless printing (see Select margins options on page 47).
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If your image contains its own margins, you may be able to print it successfully by using the Clip
Contents by Margins option (see Select margins options on page 47).
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If you are trying to print a very long image on a roll, check that your software is capable of
printing an image of that size.
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You may have asked to rotate the page from portrait to landscape on a paper size that is not
wide enough.
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If necessary, reduce the size of the image or document in your software application, so it fits
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There is another possible explanation for a clipped image. Some applications, such as Adobe
Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW, use an internal 16-bit coordinate system which means
that they cannot handle an image of more than 32,768 pixels.
NOTE: An image 32,768 pixels long would print at a length of 1.39 m (54.61 in) if you select Best or
Quality in the driver, 2.78 m (109.23 in) if you select Fast, Normal or Speed in the driver.
If you try to print an image larger than this from these applications, the bottom of the image may be
clipped. To print the whole image, try these suggestions:
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Try using the PostScript printer driver to print your job, if you have not already tried it.
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The Windows PCL3 driver dialog includes an option called Max. application resolution, which
enables you to print successfully in this situation. You will not normally need to change the
default setting, which is Auto. However, you can find the option in the Advanced tab, under
Document Options > Printer Features.
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Save the file in another format, such as TIFF or EPS, and open it with another application.
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Use a RIP to print the file.
Large quantities of data may be necessary to print a high-quality large-format print job, and in some
specific workflows there may be issues that can lead to some objects missing from the output. Here
are some suggestions to help you to avoid this problem.
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Try using the PostScript printer driver to print your job, if you have not already tried it.
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Select a smaller page size and scale to the desired final page size in the driver or in the front
panel.
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Save the file in another format, such as TIFF or EPS, and open it with another application.
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Use a RIP to print the file.
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Reduce the resolution of bitmap images in your application software.
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Select a lower print quality in order to reduce the resolution of the printed image.
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In the Advanced tab of the PCL3 driver dialog for Windows, select Document options, Printer
features, then set Max. application resolution to 300.
NOTE: The above settings are mentioned for troubleshooting purposes and may adversely
affect the final output quality or the time necessary to generate the print job. Therefore, they
should be restored to their default values if they do not help to solve the problem.
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Some objects are missing from the printed image
Lines are too thick, too thin or missing
Print-quality issues
1.
Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
2.
Check that you are using appropriate print-quality settings for your purposes (see Printing
on page 43). Select the custom print-quality options in the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog),
and try turning on the Maximum detail option. You may wish to reprint your job at this point in
case the problem has been solved.
3.
If lines are too thin or missing, print the Image Diagnostics Print. See The Image Diagnostics
Print on page 155.
4.
Try aligning the printheads. See Align the printheads on page 164. After alignment, you may
wish to reprint your job in case the problem has been solved.
5.
Go to the front panel and press the View loaded paper key to see the paper advance calibration
status. If the status is RECOMMENDED, you should perform paper advance calibration: see
Recalibrate the paper advance on page 139.
If the problem persists despite all the above actions, contact your customer service representative for
further support.
Lines appear stepped or jagged
If lines in your image appear stepped or jagged when printed:
1.
The problem may be inherent in the image. Try to improve the image with the application you
are using to edit it.
2.
Check that you are using appropriate print-quality settings. See Printing on page 43.
3.
Select the custom print-quality options in the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog), and turn on the
Maximum detail option.
4.
If you are using the PCL3 driver for Windows, you can change your image rendering resolution
to 300 ppi or 600 ppi depending on your printing needs. You can find the Max. application
resolution option in the driver dialog's Advanced tab, under Document Options > Printer
Features.
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Lines print double or in the wrong colors
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Colored lines are printed double, in different colors.
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The borders of colored blocks are wrongly colored.
Print-quality issues
This problem can have various visible symptoms:
To correct this kind of problem:
1.
Reseat the printheads by removing them and then reinserting them. See Remove a printhead
on page 110 and Insert a printhead on page 112.
2.
Align the printheads. See Align the printheads on page 164.
Lines are discontinuous
If your lines are broken in the following way:
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1.
Check that you are using appropriate print-quality settings. See Printing on page 43.
2.
Reseat the printheads by removing them and then reinserting them. See Remove a printhead
on page 110 and Insert a printhead on page 112.
3.
Align the printheads. See Align the printheads on page 164.
Lines are blurred
Print-quality issues
Humidity can cause ink to soak into the paper, making the lines blurred and fuzzy. Try the following:
1.
Check that your environmental conditions (temperature, humidity) are suitable for high-quality
printing. See Environmental specifications on page 182.
2.
Check that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type selected in the front
panel and in your software. To check on the front panel, use the View loaded paper key.
3.
Try changing to a heavier paper type, such as HP Heavyweight Coated Paper, HP Super
Heavyweight Plus Matte Paper or Digital Fine Art paper.
4.
Select a paper type that is slightly thinner than the paper you have loaded; this will persuade the
printer to use less ink. Here are some example paper types in ascending order of thickness:
Plain Paper, Coated Paper, Heavyweight Coated Paper, Fine Art Paper, Super Heavyweight
Plus Matte Paper, Thick Fine Art Paper (>250 g/m²).
5.
If you are using glossy paper, try changing to a different type of glossy paper.
6.
Select the custom print-quality options in the driver dialog (Mac OS Print dialog), and turn on the
More passes option.
7.
Align the printheads. See Align the printheads on page 164.
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The Image Diagnostics Print
The Image Diagnostics Print consists of patterns designed to highlight printhead reliability problems.
It helps you to check the performance of the printheads that are currently installed in your printer, and
whether any printhead suffers from clogging or other problems.
To print the Image Diagnostics Print:
1.
Use the same paper type that you were using when you detected a problem.
2.
Use the View loaded paper key on the front panel to check that the selected paper type is the
same as the paper type loaded into the printer.
3.
At the printer's front panel, select the Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Print
diagnostic image.
It takes about two minutes to print the Image Diagnostics Print.
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Part 1 (top) consists of rectangles of pure colors, one for each printhead. This part represents
the print quality that you will get from each color.
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Part 2 (bottom) consists of small dashes, one for each nozzle on each printhead. This part
complements the first, and aims more specifically to detect how many faulty nozzles each
printhead has.
Please look carefully at the print. The names of the colors are shown above the rectangles and in the
center of the patterns of dashes.
First look at the upper part of the print (part 1). Each colored rectangle should be a uniform color
without any horizontal lines across it.
Then look at the bottom part of the print (part 2). For each individual colored pattern, check that most
of the dashes are present.
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The print is divided into two parts, both of which test printhead performance.
If you see horizontal lines in part 1 and also missing dashes in part 2 for the same color, the printhead
responsible needs cleaning. However, if the rectangles look solid, do not worry about just a few
missing dashes in part 2; these are acceptable because the printer can compensate for a few clogged
nozzles.
Here is an example of a light gray printhead in a good state:
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And here is an example of the same printhead in a bad state:
Corrective action
1.
Clean any faulty printheads (see Clean the printheads on page 160). Then reprint the Image
Diagnostics Print to see whether the problem has been solved.
2.
If the problem remains, clean the printheads again, and reprint the Image Diagnostics Print to
see whether the problem has been solved.
3.
If the problem remains, consider cleaning your printheads manually (see Clean the printheads
on page 160). You could also try reprinting your current print job, in case it now prints
satisfactorily.
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4.
If the problem remains, try cleaning the printhead drop detector. The printer normally notifies you
when this is necessary, but it may be worth trying even if the printer has not suggested it. See
Clean the printhead drop detector on page 161.
5.
If the problem still remains, replace any persistently faulty printheads (see Handling ink
cartridges and printheads on page 105), or contact HP Support (see Contact HP Support
on page 177).
If you still have a problem
If you still experience print-quality problems after applying the advice in this chapter, here are some
further things that you can do:
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Check the driver you are using to print with. If it is a non-HP driver, consult the driver vendor
about the problem. You could also try using the correct HP driver, if feasible. The latest HP
drivers can be downloaded from http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/drivers/.
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If you are using a non-HP RIP, its settings may be incorrect. See the documentation that came
with the RIP.
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Check that your printer's firmware is up to date. See Update the firmware on page 121.
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Check that you have the right settings in your software application.
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Cannot insert an ink cartridge
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Ink cartridge status messages
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Cannot insert a printhead
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The front-panel display recommends reseating or replacing a printhead
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Clean the printheads
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Clean the printhead drop detector
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Align the printheads
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Printhead status messages
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Cannot insert an ink cartridge
1.
Check that you have the correct type of cartridge (model number).
2.
Check that the colored label on the cartridge is the same color as the label on the slot.
3.
Check that the cartridge is correctly oriented, with the letter or letters marking the cartridge label
right-side up and readable.
CAUTION: Never clean inside the ink cartridge slots.
Ink cartridge status messages
These are the possible ink cartridge status messages:
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OK: The cartridge is working normally, with no known problems.
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Missing: There is no cartridge present, or it is not correctly connected to the printer.
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Low: The ink level is low.
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Very low: The ink level is very low.
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Empty: The cartridge is empty.
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Reseat: You are recommended to remove the cartridge and then reinsert it.
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Replace: You are recommended to replace the cartridge with a new cartridge of the correct type
for your printer.
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Altered: There is something unexpected about the cartridge's status.
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Expired: It is past the cartridge's expiration date.
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1.
Check that you have the correct type of printhead (model number).
2.
Check that you have removed the two orange protective caps from the printhead.
3.
Check that the colored label on the printhead is the same color as the label on the slot.
4.
Check that the printhead is correctly oriented (compare with the others).
5.
Check that you have correctly closed and latched the carriage lid, see Insert a printhead
on page 112.
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Cannot insert a printhead
The front-panel display recommends reseating or
replacing a printhead
1.
From the front panel, turn the power off then on.
2.
Check the front-panel display message, if it shows the ready message, the printer is ready to
print. If the problem remains, continue with the next step.
3.
Remove the printhead, see Remove a printhead on page 110.
4.
Clean the electrical connections on the backside of the printhead with a lint-free cloth. You can
carefully use de-ionized or distilled water if moisture is needed to remove residue. Do not use
water.
CAUTION: This is a delicate process and may damage the printhead. Do not touch the
nozzles on the bottom side of the printhead, especially not with any alcohol.
5.
Reinsert the printhead, see Insert a printhead on page 112.
6.
Check the front-panel display message. If the problem remains, try a new printhead.
Ink system issues
Clean the printheads
As long as the printer is kept turned on, an automatic cleaning is performed periodically. This ensures
there is fresh ink in the nozzles and prevents nozzle clogs, which ensures color accuracy. If you have
not already done so, please see The Image Diagnostics Print on page 155 before proceeding.
To clean the printheads, go to the front panel and select the Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Clean printheads. If you have gone through the Image Quality Diagnostic print process,
you know which colors are failing. Select the pair of printheads which contain the failing colors. If you
are not sure which colors to clean, you can also select to clean all printheads. Cleaning all printheads
takes about 10 minutes. Cleaning a single pair of printheads takes about six minutes.
NOTE:
Cleaning all printheads uses more ink than cleaning a single pair.
If you have cleaned the printheads using the Clean printheads procedure from the front panel and
are still experiencing print-quality problems, you can try cleaning the printhead nozzles manually
using the following procedure.
CAUTION: This is a delicate process and may damage the printhead. Do not touch the electrical
connections on the backside of the printhead.
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First, remove the printhead, see Remove a printhead on page 110, and then use a lint-free cloth to
clean the bottom of the printhead until the residue is removed.
Clean the printhead drop detector
The printhead drop detector is a sensor that detects which nozzles on the printheads are not printing
in order to substitute them for good printing nozzles. If particles, such as fibers, hair or paper pieces,
block the sensor print-quality is affected.
When the front panel displays a warning message that the clean process is needed, you are
recommended to clean the printhead drop detector. If you do not clean the printhead drop detector
immediately, the printer continues working normally, however, the front panel display continues to
show the warning.
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TIP: Wear gloves to avoid getting ink on your hands.
Turn off the printer at the front panel.
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To avoid an electric shock, switch the printer off and unplugged it.
3.
Open the transparent window.
4.
Find the printhead drop detector beside the stored printhead carriage.
5.
Remove any debris blocking the printhead drop detector.
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With a dry lint-free cloth, wipe the surface of the drop detector to remove any non-visible debris.
7.
Close the window.
8.
Plug in and switch on the printer.
9.
Power the printer on at the front panel.
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Align the printheads
Precise alignment between printheads is essential for accurate colors, smooth color transitions and
sharp edges in graphical elements. Your printer has an automatic printhead alignment process which
runs whenever a printhead has been accessed or replaced.
In cases where the paper has jammed, you have used a custom paper, or are experiencing problems
with color accuracy, see Color management on page 59; you may need to align the printheads.
NOTE:
If the paper has jammed, it is recommended that you reinsert the printheads and initiate the
realignment procedure with the Image Quality Maintenance menu
.
TIP: Photo paper is recommended for the best quality; plain, bond and thin coated papers provide
acceptable but marginal results.
Do not use transparent or semi-transparent paper to align the printheads.
Reinsert printheads procedure
1.
If the realignment process is running and the wrong paper is loaded, press the Cancel key on
the front panel.
Do not print if the realignment process has been canceled. You can restart the alignment with
the Image Quality Maintenance menu procedure.
2.
Load the paper you wish to use, see Paper handling on page 24. You can use a roll or cut sheet,
however, it must be A3 landscape or larger (420 by 297 mm). Photo paper is recommended for
the best results.
NOTE: If you are using an A3 cut sheet, ensure it is loaded so the larger side feeds into the
printer.
Do not use transparent or semi-transparent paper to align the printheads.
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3.
Remove and re-insert all the printheads, see Remove a printhead on page 110 and Insert a
printhead on page 112. This starts the printhead alignment procedure.
4.
Ensure the transparent window is closed, as a strong light source near the printer during
printhead realignment can affect alignment.
5.
The process takes about six minutes. Wait until the front-panel display shows the process
complete before using the printer.
NOTE: The printer prints a calibration image. Do not worry about the image. The front-panel
display shows any errors in the process.
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Image Quality Maintenance menu procedure
1.
Load the paper you wish to use, see Paper handling on page 24. You can use a roll or cut sheet,
however, it must be A3 landscape or larger (420 by 297 mm). Photo paper is recommended for
the best results; plain, bond and thin coated papers provide acceptable but marginal results.
NOTE: If you are using an A3 cut sheet, ensure it is loaded so the larger side feeds into the
printer.
Do not use transparent or semi-transparent paper to align the printheads.
2.
From the front panel, select the Image Quality Maintenance menu icon
, then Align
printheads. The printer checks to see if it has enough paper to run the realignment.
3.
If the loaded paper is satisfactory, the printer runs the realignment and prints a realignment
pattern. Ensure the transparent window is closed, as a strong light source near the printer during
printhead realignment can affect alignment.
4.
The process takes about six minutes. Wait until the front-panel display shows the process
complete before using the printer.
If the alignment process fails, a 'Scanning problems' message appears on the front panel. This
means that the alignment has not completed successfully. Therefore the printer is not aligned and the
alignment should be repeated before printing with good print quality. The problem may be due to:
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The paper used was not valid, repeat the alignment with valid paper
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Printhead health problems, clean printheads, see Clean the printheads on page 160
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The alignment was done with the transparent window open, repeat the alignment with the
window closed
If the problem persists after using valid paper, cleaning the printheads and keeping the window
closed, there may be a failure in the scanning system needing reparation or the printheads, although
clean, may not work and need to be replaced.
Printhead status messages
These are the possible printhead status messages:
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OK: The printhead is working normally, with no known problems
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Missing: There is no printhead present, or it is not correctly installed in the printer.
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Test printhead separately: You are recommended to test the printheads individually to find the
failing printhead. Remove all the printheads and insert them alone one by one, closing the latch
and the carriage lid after every insertion. The front-panel display indicates the failing one
showing the reseat or replace message.
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Reseat: You are recommended to remove the printhead and then reinsert it. If that fails, clean
the electrical connections, see The front-panel display recommends reseating or replacing a
printhead on page 160. If that fails, replace the printhead with a new printhead, see Remove a
printhead on page 110 and Insert a printhead on page 112.
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Replace: The printhead is failing. Replace the printhead with a working printhead of the correct
type for your printer, see Remove a printhead on page 110 and Insert a printhead on page 112.
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Replacement incomplete: A printhead replacement process has not completed successfully,
re-launch the replacement process and let it finish completely (it is not needed to change the
printheads).
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Remove: The printhead is not a suitable type for use in printing.
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The printer does not print
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The printer seems slow
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Communication failures between computer and printer
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Cannot access the HP Utility
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Some Color Center options are unavailable
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Cannot access the Embedded Web Server
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Automatic file system check
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No output when printing from Microsoft Visio 2003
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Unavailable driver features when printing from QuarkXPress
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Printer alerts
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The printer does not print
If all is in order (paper loaded, all ink components installed and no file errors), there are still reasons
why a file you have sent from your computer may not start printing when expected:
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You may have an electrical power problem. If there is no activity at all from the printer, and the
front panel does not respond, check that the power cable is connected correctly and that there is
power available at the socket.
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You may be experiencing unusual electromagnetic phenomena, such as strong electromagnetic
fields or severe electrical disturbances, which can cause the printer to behave strangely or even
stop working. In this case, turn off the printer using the Power key on the front panel and unplug
the power cord, wait until the electromagnetic environment has returned to normal, then turn it
on again. If you still experience problems, please contact your customer service representative.
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Nesting may be on and the printer is waiting for the specified nest wait time before calculating
the appropriate nests. In this case, the front panel shows the remaining time needed for nesting.
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You may not have installed in your computer the correct driver for your printer; see the Assembly
instructions.
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If you are printing on a sheet, you should specify sheet as the paper source.
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The printer may be holding the job for paper or accounting information, see Job status
messages on page 100.
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You may have requested a print preview from your printer driver. This is a function you can use
to check that the image is the one you want. In this case, the preview is displayed on your
screen, and you must click the Print button to start printing.
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If you are using Mac OS with a USB connection, you may find that you need to change the data
encoding. Select the Setup menu icon
, then Printing preferences > PS > Select
encoding > ASCII. Then configure your application to send ASCII data. If that fails, you could
also try setting the encoding to Binary and configuring your application to send binary data..
The printer seems slow
Here are some possible explanations.
General printer issues
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Did you set the print-quality to Best or Max Detail? Best-quality and maximum detail prints take
longer as they require more passes.
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Did you specify the correct paper type when loading the paper? Photo and coated papers
require more drying time between passes. To find out the printer's current paper type setting,
see View information about the paper on page 36. Some paper types require more time for
printing.
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Do you have a network connection to your printer? Check that all components used in the
network (network interface cards, hubs, routers, switches, cables) are capable of high-speed
operation. Is there a lot of traffic from other devices on the network?
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Did you specify Extended drying time in the front panel? Try changing the drying time to Optimal.
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Communication failures between computer and printer
Some symptoms are:
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The front-panel display does not show the Receiving message when you have sent an image to
the printer.
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Your computer displays an error message when you are trying to print.
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Your computer or printer hangs (stays idle), while communication is taking place.
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Your printed output shows random or inexplicable errors (misplaced lines, partial graphics, etc.).
To solve a communication problem:
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Ensure that you have selected the correct printer in your application, see Printing on page 43.
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Ensure that the printer works correctly when printing from other applications.
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Remember that very large prints may take some time to receive, process and print.
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If the printer is connected to a network, try using it when connected directly to your computer
through a USB cable.
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If your printer is connected to your computer through any other intermediate devices, such as
switch boxes, buffer boxes, cable adapters, cable converters, etc., try using it when connected
directly to your computer.
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Try another interface cable.
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If the printer is connected with a USB, try to disconnect and reconnect the USB cable with the
computer. Check that the USB cable is of good quality.
Cannot access the HP Utility
If you have not done so already, please read Access the HP Utility on page 20.
1.
From the front panel, select the Connectivity menu icon
2.
Select Advanced > Web Services > HP Utility Software > Enable.
3.
If you have a TCP/IP connection to your printer, select the Connectivity menu icon
4.
Select the type of connection you are using.
5.
Select View Information and check that the printer has IP enabled and a valid IP address.
.
again.
Some Color Center options are unavailable
If you see that some options are unavailable in the Color Center under Mac OS, this could be
because you did not install the printer queue to print to that printer, but searched for the printer
directly in the HP Utility Printer Selector Screen, by going to More Printers or Add Manually.
If this is the case, you will see a green circle in the Printer Selector beside the name of your printer. If
you see a green small house, then the printer is correctly configured to print and all options will be
available.
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If you still cannot connect, switch the printer off and back on with the Power key on the front panel.
Cannot access the Embedded Web Server
Have you set a password for the Embedded Web Server, and then forgotten the password? If so, go
to the front panel and select the Setup menu icon
, then Front panel options > Resets > Reset
EWS password. Otherwise, please continue reading this section.
If you have not done so already, please read Access the Embedded Web Server on page 20.
NOTE:
If you connect directly to your printer with a USB cable, use the HP Utility.
1.
From the front panel, select the Connectivity menu icon
2.
Select Advanced > Allow EWS > On.
3.
If you have a TCP/IP connection to your printer, select the Connectivity menu icon
4.
Select the type of connection you are using.
5.
Select View Information.
6.
Ensure that you see IP enabled. If not, you may need to use a different connection.
.
again.
If you are using a proxy server, try bypassing the server and accessing the Web server directly.
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In Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, go to Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN
Settings, and check the Bypass proxy server for local addresses box. Alternatively, for more
precise control, click the Advanced button and add the printer's IP address to the list of
exceptions, for which the proxy server is not used.
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In Safari for Mac OS, go to Safari > Preferences > Advanced and click the Proxies: Change
Settings button. Add the printer's IP address or its domain name to the list of exceptions, for
which the proxy server is not used.
If you still cannot connect, switch the printer off and back on with the Power key on the front panel.
Automatic file system check
When you turn on the printer, you occasionally see a front panel display similar to the one shown
below.
General printer issues
A file system check is taking place; it can take up to 40 minutes. Please wait until it finishes.
CAUTION: If you turn the printer off before the file system check has finished, the file system could
be seriously damaged, making the printer's hard disk unusable. In any case, the file system check
restarts from the beginning whenever you turn the printer on.
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NOTE: When the printer is powered back on, it takes about three minutes to initialize and check and
prepare the printheads. However, it can take up to 40 under some conditions, for example, when the
printer has not been used for a long period of time and requires more time to prepare the printheads.
No output when printing from Microsoft Visio 2003
For more information about problems when printing large images—more than 3.27 m (129 in) long—
from Microsoft Visio 2003, see Microsoft's online knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/
search/.
To avoid these problems, it is possible to scale the image down in Visio to a size shorter than 3.27 m
(129 in) and then to scale the drawing up in the driver by using the Scale to options in the Effects tab
of the Windows driver. If the down-scaling in the application and the up-scaling in the driver match,
the result is as originally intended.
Unavailable driver features when printing from
QuarkXPress
When you print from QuarkXPress, the following driver features are not available.
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Print Preview
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Rotation
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Scaling
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Office features or paper saving options
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Back to front printing
To get the same results, use the equivalent features available in QuarkXPress.
Printer alerts
Your printer can communicate are two types of alerts:
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Errors: Mainly alerting you to the fact that the printer is unable to print. However, in the driver,
errors can also alert you to conditions that could ruin the print, such as clipping, even if the
printer is able to print.
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Warnings: Alert you when the printer needs attention either for an adjustment, such a
calibration or for a possible unprintable situation, such a preventive maintenance or low ink.
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Embedded Web Server: The upper-right corner of the EWS screen shows the Printer status. If
there is an alert in the printer, the status shows the alert text. Both the front-panel display and
the EWS show the same alert.
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Driver: The driver shows alerts. The driver warns about job configuration settings that may
produce a problem in the final output. If the printer is not ready to print, it displays a warning.
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HP Utility: In the HP Utility for Windows, alerts are displayed in the Items needing attention
pane in the Overview tab. In the HP Utility for Mac OS, alerts are displayed at the bottom of the
HP Printer Monitor panel. In these areas you can find the following:
◦
Printer status
◦
Alerts when the printer cannot print a job
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There are three different alerts communicators within your printer's system.
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Print-quality and general troubleshooting links
◦
Firmware update notices
◦
Maintenance tools, like color calibration
◦
Access to the job queue, job accounting and printer usage information
◦
Access to some printer settings as well as the network settings.
By default alerts are only displayed when you are printing and there are printing problems. For
example: cartridge low or out of ink or printer out of paper. If alerts are enabled and there is a
problem that prevents printing, you see a pop-up window, which explains why the printer is not
going to print. Follow the on-screen instructions to achieve your required result.
You can configure these alerts as desktop alerts as well.
◦
Using the HP Utility for Windows, alert settings can be accessed from the Overview tab,
from the Support tab and from Tools. There is also an Alert Settings link in each alert
dialog box. Alerts can be completely disabled by setting them to Off in the Alert Settings
window. You can choose to receive alerts only when printing to the printer (default) or any
time a problem occurs. You can also set the alert method: pop-up dialog (default) or
desktop alert.
◦
Using the HP Utility for Mac OS, alert settings can be accessed by selecting HP Printer
Monitor > Preferences > Notification.
By default, the access to the job queue is open to all users. An administrator can set a password
so that users are required to enter a password for:
◦
Seeing job previews
◦
Canceling or deleting jobs
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Front-panel errors
16 Front-panel error messages
Occasionally you may see one of the following messages appear on the front-panel display. If so,
please follow the advice in the Recommendation column.
If you see an error message that does not appear here, and you feel in doubt about the correct
response, contact HP Support. See Contact HP Support on page 177.
Table 16-1 Text messages
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Message
Recommendation
[Color] cartridge has expired
Replace the cartridge. See Handling ink cartridges and
printheads on page 105.
[Color] cartridge is missing
Insert a cartridge of the correct color. See Handling ink
cartridges and printheads on page 105.
[Color] cartridge is out of ink
Replace the cartridge. See Handling ink cartridges and
printheads on page 105.
[Color] printhead #[n] error: not present
Insert the correct printhead. See Handling ink cartridges and
printheads on page 105.
[Color] printhead #[n] error: please remove
Remove the incorrect printhead and insert a new printhead
of the correct type (color and number). See Handling ink
cartridges and printheads on page 105.
[Color] printhead #[n] error: replace
Remove the non-functional printhead and insert a new
printhead. See Handling ink cartridges and printheads
on page 105.
[Color] printhead #[n] error: reseat
Remove and reinsert the same printhead, or try cleaning the
electrical connections. If necessary, insert a new printhead.
See The front-panel display recommends reseating or
replacing a printhead on page 160.
[Color] printhead #[n] out of warranty
The printhead's warranty has ended, because of the length
of time it has been in operation or because of the volume of
ink used. See Legal Information.
[Color] printhead #[n] warranty warning
The printhead's warranty may be invalidated by the use of
the wrong kind of ink. See Legal Information.
IO error
Restart the printer. If the problem persists, contact HP
Support. See Contact HP Support on page 177.
IO warning
Try again; if the problem persists, contact HP Support. See
Contact HP Support on page 177.
Paper advance calibration pending
Perform paper advance calibration. See Recalibrate the
paper advance on page 139.
Paper too small to print paper advance calibration
Unload paper and load larger paper.
Paper too small to scan paper advance calibration
Unload paper and load larger paper.
Printhead alignment error: paper too small
Unload paper and load larger paper.
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Table 16-1 Text messages (continued)
Message
Recommendation
Replace [color] cartridge
Replace the cartridge. See Handling ink cartridges and
printheads on page 105.
Reseat [color] cartridge
Remove and reinsert the same cartridge. See Handling ink
cartridges and printheads on page 105.
Update: failed. Invalid file
Make sure that you have selected the correct firmware
update file. Then try again to perform the update.
Table 16-2 Numerical error codes
Error code
Recommendation
52:01
The printer needs internal cleaning. See Clean the printhead drop detector on page 161. If
the problem persists, contact HP Support. See Contact HP Support on page 177.
61:01
The file format is wrong and the printer cannot process the job. If you are sending PostScript
from Mac OS over a USB connection, select ASCII encoding in both the driver and the
application. Check for the latest firmware and driver releases.
62, 63, 64, 65, 67
Check that the printer cables are well connected and the USB cable is of good quality. Try
again to print the same file. Make sure you are using the correct driver for your printer.
Update your printer's firmware. See Update the firmware on page 121.
74.1
Try the firmware update again. If possible, try to update over a network if the USB update
failed. Do not try to use your computer while the update is in progress. If the problem
persists, contact HP Support. See Contact HP Support on page 177.
75
A printer maintenance kit is required. See Printer maintenance kits on page 122.
78
You may be trying to print borderless on a paper type that does not support it. See Print with
no margins on page 54.
79
Restart the printer. If the problem persists, update your printer's firmware. See Update the
firmware on page 121. If the problem still persists, contact HP Support. See Contact HP
Support on page 177.
81, 86, 87
There may be a paper jam. See The paper has jammed on page 136. If the problem persists,
contact HP Support. See Contact HP Support on page 177.
94, 94.1
Restart color calibration. See Color calibration on page 66.
98
There may be a printhead problem. See Troubleshooting ink cartridge and printhead issues
on page 158.
any other codes
Restart the printer. If the problem persists, contact HP Support. See Contact HP Support
on page 177.
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Introduction
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HP Professional Graphics Services
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HP Proactive Support
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Contact HP Support
HP Customer Care
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Introduction
HP Customer Care offers award-winning support to ensure you get the most from your HP Designjet,
providing comprehensive, proven support expertise and new technologies to give you unique end-toend support. Services include setup and installation, troubleshooting tools, warranty upgrades, repair
and exchange services, phone and Web support, software updates and self-maintenance services.
To find out more about HP Customer Care, please visit us at:
http://www.hp.com/go/graphic-arts/
or call us on the telephone (see Contact HP Support on page 177). To register your warranty:
HP Customer Care
http://register.hp.com/
HP Professional Graphics Services
For further information on all the services described in this section, please visit http://www.hp.com/go/
pgs/.
Knowledge Center
Enjoy a world of dedicated services and resources to ensure you always get the best performance
from your HP Designjet products and solutions.
Join the HP community at the Knowledge Center, your large-format printing community at
http://www.hp.com/go/Z5200ps/knowledgecenter/ for 24×7 access to:
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Multimedia tutorials
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Step-by-step how-to guides
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Downloads — the latest printer firmware, drivers, software, paper presets, etc.
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Technical support — online troubleshooting, customer care contacts and more
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Workflows and detailed advice for completing various printing tasks from particular software
applications
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Forums for direct contact with the experts, both HP and your colleagues
●
Warranty tracking online, for your peace of mind
●
Latest product information — printers, supplies, accessories, software, etc.
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Supplies Center for all you need to know about ink and paper
By customizing your registration for the products you have purchased and your type of business, and
by setting your communication preferences, you decide the information you need.
HP Start-up Kit
The HP Start-up Kit is the CD that comes with your printer; it contains the printer's software.
HP Care Packs and Warranty Extensions
HP Care Packs and Warranty Extensions allow you to extend your printer's warranty beyond the
standard period.
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They include remote support. On-site service is also provided if necessary, with two alternative
response-time options.
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Next business day
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Same business day, within four hours (may not be available in all countries)
For more information on HP Care Packs, please visit http://www.hp.com/go/lookuptool/.
HP Installation
This is one of the HP Care Pack services; for more information, please visit http://www.hp.com/go/
lookuptool/.
HP Proactive Support
HP Proactive Support helps reduce costly printer downtime by preemptively identifying, diagnosing
and resolving printer issues before they become problems for you. HP's Proactive Support tool is
designed to help businesses of all sizes reduce support costs and maximize productivity—all with the
click of a mouse.
A component of the HP Imaging and Printing suite of services, Proactive Support helps you gain
control of your printing environment—with a clear focus on maximizing the value of your investment,
increasing printer uptime and reducing printer management costs.
HP recommends that you enable Proactive Support right away to save you time and prevent
problems before they occur, reducing costly downtime. Proactive Support runs diagnostics and
checks for software and firmware updates.
You can enable Proactive Support in the HP Utility, where you can specify the frequency of
connections between your computer and HP's Web server, and the frequency of diagnostic checks.
You can also choose to run the diagnostic checks at any time.
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Under Windows, there are two ways of accessing HP Proactive Support from the HP Utility.
◦
Select Tools > HP Proactive Support.
◦
Click near the bottom of the window where you see the text HP Proactive Support is
disabled on your system.
Under Mac OS, select Information > Printer Status > Printer Details. The HP Printer Monitor
will open. Select Preferences > Monitoring > HP Proactive Support.
If Proactive Support finds any potential problem, it notifies you with an alert, which will explain the
problem and recommend a solution. In some cases, the solution may be applied automatically; in
other cases, you may be asked to perform some procedure to solve the problem.
See also Access the HP Utility on page 20.
Contact HP Support
HP Support is available to you by telephone. What to do before you call:
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Review the troubleshooting suggestions in this guide.
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Review the relevant driver documentation.
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The HP Installation service unpacks, sets up and connects the printer for you.
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If you have installed third-party software drivers and RIPs, see their documentation.
●
If you call one of the Hewlett-Packard offices, please have the following information available to
help us answer your questions more quickly:
◦
The printer you are using (the product number and the serial number, found on the label at
the back of the printer)
◦
If there is an error code on the front panel, note it down; see Front-panel error messages
on page 173
◦
The printer's Service ID: at the front panel, select the Information menu icon
, then
HP Customer Care
View printer information
◦
The computer you are using
◦
Any special equipment or software you are using (for example, spoolers, networks, switchboxes, modems or special software drivers)
◦
The cable you are using (by part number) and where you purchased it
◦
The type of interface used on your printer (USB or network)
◦
The software name and version you are currently using
◦
If possible, print out the following reports; you may be asked to fax them to the support
center helping you: Configuration, Usage Report and “all pages above” from Service
Information (see The printer's internal prints on page 7)
Telephone number
Your HP Support telephone number is available on the Web: please visit http://welcome.hp.com/
country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
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18 Printer specifications
Functional specifications
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Physical specifications
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Memory specifications
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Power specifications
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Ecological specifications
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Environmental specifications
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Acoustic specifications
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Functional specifications
Table 18-1 HP 70 ink supplies
Printheads
Two inks in each printhead: magenta and yellow, light
magenta and light cyan, photo black and light gray, matte
black and cyan
Ink cartridges
Cartridges containing 130 ml or 300 ml of ink: magenta,
yellow, light magenta, light cyan, photo black, light gray,
matte black, cyan
Table 18-2 Paper sizes
Roll width
Minimum
Maximum
279 mm (11 in)
1118 mm (44 in)
Roll length
91.4 mm (300 ft)
Sheet width
210 mm (8.3 in) (A4 Portrait)
1118 mm (44 in)
Sheet length
279 mm (11 in) (Letter Portrait)
1676 mm (66 in)
Paper thickness
0.8 mm (0.0315 in)
Specifications
Table 18-3 Printing resolutions
Print quality
Maximum
detail
Extra
passes
Rendering
resolution (ppi)
Printing resolution 1
(dpi)
Printing resolution 2
(dpi)
Best
On
On
600 × 600
2400 × 1200 *
1200 × 1200
On/Off
On
600 × 600
1200 × 1200
1200 × 1200
On/Off
Off
600 × 600
1200 × 600
1200 × 1200
Normal
On/Off
300 × 300
1200 × 600
1200 × 1200
Fast
On/Off
300 × 300
1200 × 600
1200 × 1200
Economode
On/Off
300 × 300
1200 × 600
1200 × 1200
The printing resolution depends on the paper type, as follows.
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Printing resolution 1 applies to plain, coated, heavyweight coated, super heavyweight coated,
satin and glossy paper.
* Satin and glossy paper only.
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Printing resolution 2 applies to canvas, adhesive vinyl, scrim banner, backlit, proofing matte,
proofing gloss and digital fine arts paper.
Table 18-4 Margins
Top right and left margins
5 mm (0.2 in)
Bottom margin (trailing edge)
5 mm (0.2 in) (roll)
17 mm (0.67 in) (sheet)
NOTE:
Printing without margins is possible with glossy and satin paper types.
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Table 18-5 Mechanical accuracy
±0.2% of the specified vector length or ±0.3 mm (whichever is greater) at 23°C (73°F), 50-60% relative humidity, on E/A0
printing material in Best or Normal mode with HP Matte Film roll feed.
Table 18-6 Graphic languages supported
HP Designjet Z5200ps Photo Printer
HP-PCL3 GUI, CALS/G4, PostScript, PDF, TIFF, JPEG
Table 18-7 Operating systems supported
Apple Mac OS X
10.4 and later versions
Microsoft Windows
XP and later versions
Physical specifications
Weight
86 kg (189 lb)
Width
1770 mm (69.7 in)
Depth
Minimum: 661 mm (26 in)
Specifications
Table 18-8 Printer physical specifications
Maximum: 732 mm (28.8 in)
Height
1047 mm (41.2 in)
Memory specifications
Table 18-9 Memory specifications
Memory (DRAM) supplied
256 MB
Hard disk
160 GB
Power specifications
Table 18-10 Printer power specifications
Source
100–240 V ac ±10%, auto-ranging
Frequency
50–60 Hz
Current
<2A
Consumption
< 200 W
Ecological specifications
This product complies with European Union WEEE and RoHS Directives, and is compliant with the
United States EPA's ENERGY STAR program.
For the up-to-date ecological specifications of your printer, please go to http://www.hp.com/ and
search for “ecological specifications”.
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Environmental specifications
Table 18-11 Printer environmental specifications
Temperature range
Humidity range
Operating for optimal print-quality
22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F)
30 to 60%
Operating for standard printing
15 to 35°C (59 to 95°F)
20 to 80%
Printer without consumables
5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)
Non-operating packed consumables
and printer:
-40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F)
Acoustic specifications
Printer acoustic specifications (declared according to ISO 9296).
Table 18-12 Printer acoustic specifications
Specifications
Idle sound power level
4.4 B (A)
Operating sound power level
6.5 B (A)
Idle sound pressure at bystander position
29 dB (A)
Operating sound pressure at bystander position
49 dB (A)
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Glossary
AppleTalk
A suite of protocols that Apple Computer developed in 1984 for computer networking, not supported by this
printer. Apple now recommends TCP/IP networking instead.
Bonjour
Apple Computer's trade name for its implementation of the IETF Zeroconf specification framework, a computer
network technology used in Apple's Mac OS X from version 10.2 onwards. It is used to discover services
available on a local area network. It was originally known as Rendezvous.
Color accuracy
The ability to print colors that match the original image as closely as possible, bearing in mind that all devices
have a limited color gamut and may not be physically capable of matching certain colors precisely.
Color consistency
The ability to print the same colors from a particular print job from print to print and from printer to printer.
Color model
A system of representing colors by numbers, such as RGB or CMYK.
Color space
A color model in which each color is represented by a specific set of numbers. Many different color spaces can
use the same color model: for instance, monitors generally use the RGB color model, but they have different
color spaces, because a particular set of RGB numbers results in different colors on different monitors.
Cutter
A printer component that slides back and forth across the platen to cut the paper.
ESD
ElectroStatic Discharge. Static electricity is common in daily life. It is the spark when touching the car door, or
the cling of clothing. Although controlled static electricity has some useful applications, uncontrolled electrostatic
discharges are one of the main hazards to the electronics products. Therefore, to prevent damage some
precautions are needed when setting up the product, or handling ESD sensitive devices. This type of damage
may reduce the life expectancy of the device. One way to minimize uncontrolled ESDs, and therefore reduce
this type of damage is by touching any exposed grounded part of the product (mainly metal parts) before
handling ESD sensitive devices (such as the printheads or ink cartridges). Additionally, to reduce the generation
of electrostatic charge in your body try to avoid working in a carpeted area, and keep your body movements to a
minimum when handling ESD sensitive devices. Also, avoid working in low humidity environments.
Ethernet
A popular computer networking technology for local area networks.
Firmware
Software that controls your printer's functionality and is stored semi-permanently in the printer (it can be
updated).
Gamut
The range of colors and density values reproducible on an output device, such as a printer or monitor.
I/O
Input/Output: this term describes the passing of data between one device and another.
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ICC
The International Color Consortium, a group of companies that have agreed on a common standard for color
profiles.
Ink cartridge
A removable printer component that stores ink of a particular color and provides it to the printhead.
IP address
A unique identifier that identifies a particular node on a TCP/IP network. It consists of four integers separated by
dots.
Jetdirect
HP's brand name for its series of print servers that allow a printer to be connected directly to a local area
network.
LED
Light-Emitting Diode: a semiconductor device that emits light when electrically stimulated.
MAC address
Media Access Control address: a unique identifier used to identify a particular device on a network. It is a lowerlevel identifier than the IP address. Thus, a device has both a MAC address and an IP address.
Nozzle
One of many tiny holes in a printhead through which ink is deposited onto the paper.
Paper
A thin, flat material made to be written or printed on; most commonly made from fibers of some kind which are
pulped, dried and pressed.
Paper preset
A specification of the characteristics and requirements of a particular paper type.
Platen
The flat surface within the printer over which the paper passes while it is being printed on.
Printer driver
Software that converts a print job in a generalized format into data suitable for a particular printer.
Printhead
A removable printer component that takes ink of one or more colors from the corresponding ink cartridge(s) and
deposits it on the paper, through a cluster of nozzles. In the HP Designjet Z5200ps printer, each printhead prints
two different colors.
Rendezvous
Apple Computer's original name for its networking software later known as Bonjour.
Spindle
A rod that supports a roll of paper while it is being used for printing.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol: the communications protocols on which the Internet is based.
USB
Universal Serial Bus: a standard serial bus designed to connect devices to computers.
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Index
Symbols/Numerics
16-bit color images 53
A
accessories
order 130
accounting 103
accounting data by E-mail 22
acoustic specifications 182
alerts 101
B
banding problems 139
basket
output problems 138
battery change 122
black and white 53
black point compensation
blurred lines 154
buzzer on/off 22
70
C
calibration
color 39
change printing properties 36
clean the platen 146
clean the printer 116
clipped at bottom 150
clipped image 150
color
adjustment options 58
calibration 39
inaccurate 149
printer emulation 71
profiling 40
color management
options 69
process 40
scenarios 75
components of printer 4
computer communication
printer/computer
communications issues 169
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connect the printer
choose a method 10
Mac OS direct 15
Mac OS network 12
Windows direct 11
Windows network 10
contrast in front panel 22
core adaptors 26
create paper preset 36
create paper preset
(advanced) 36
crop lines 56
Customer Care 176
cutter
on/off 30
problems 139
cutter, replace 116
D
date, resetting 22
delete paper preset 36
documentation 2
draft printing 51
Driver features
QuarkXPress 171
drying time
change 41
E
ecological specifications 181
economize
on ink 58
on paper 56
Embedded Web Server
access 4
cannot access 21
ink and paper usage 103
job queue 98
job queue; job preview 98
language 21
password 21
printer usage statistics 103
environmental specifications 142
error messages, front panel
3
F
features of printer 4
file system check 170
firmware update 7
front panel
contrast 22
language 20
units 22
front panel option
adjust paper advance 140
align printheads 165
allow EWS 170
black point compensation 71
calibrate color 66
calibrate paper advance 140
clean printheads 160
enable buzzer 22
enable color calibration 66
enable crop lines 56
enable cutter 42
HP Utility software 169
ink cartridge information 106
internal prints 8
load roll 30
load sheet 34
modify configuration 23
move paper 40
print diagnostic image 155
print quality 46
printhead information 109
replace ink cartridges 107
replace printheads 110
reprint 100
reset cutter life counter 116
reset paper advance 140
resize 50
rotate 55
select display contrast 22
select drying time 41
select I/O timeout 150
select language 20
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select paper size 46
select paper type 135
select rendering intent 71
select units 22
select wait time 58
sleep mode wait time 22
unload paper 31, 35
view configuration 12
view connectivity
information 169, 170
view loaded paper 36
view printer information 178
functional specifications 134
G
graininess 144
graphic languages 181
gray shades 53
H
hard disk specification 181
HP Care Packs 176
HP Customer Care 176
HP Installation 177
HP Proactive Support 122
HP Start-up Kit 176
HP Start-up Kit CD 2
HP Support 2
HP Utility
access 4
cannot access 20
language 21
I
image diagnostics print 53
image problems
clipped at bottom 150
clipped image 150
missing objects 151
Visio 2003 171
import paper preset 36
ink
economical use of 58
usage 103
ink cartridge
about 106
cannot insert 109
insert 108
maintenance 120
order 124
remove 106
specification 180
status 6
internal prints 7
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J
job
create 44
stored 45
submit 44
job queue
Embedded Web Server 98
job preview; Embedded Web
Server 98
job status 100
K
Knowledge Center 176
L
language 20
line thickness 152
load paper
cannot load 30
general advice 25
roll into the printer 27
roll onto the spindle 25
sheet 32
M
maintenance kits 122
margins
none 48
specification 180
maximum detail 52
mechanical accuracy 181
memory specifications 181
misaligned colors 153
more passes 53
move the printer 120
N
nesting 56
network settings 23
O
operating systems 181
order
accessories 130
ink cartridges 124
paper 125
printheads 125
P
page size 46
PANTONE emulation 72
paper
advance calibration 139
advanced preset creation 36
cannot load 30
change drying time 41
cut by printer 139
cutter on/off 30
cutter problems 139
delete preset 36
download presets 36
economical use of 56
feed and cut 6
jammed 136
load onto the spindle 25
load roll into printer 27
load sheet 32
loading advice 25
maintenance 41
movement 40
not flat 144
not shown in driver 30
order 125
output problems in basket 138
preset creation 36
presets 36
print on loaded paper 49
remove cut strips 139
roll loose on spindle 139
select type 49
sheet stays in printer 138
size 46
sizes (max and min) 180
types 125
unload roll 6
unload sheet 6
usage 103
view information 6
physical specifications 181
platen cleaning 146
power
on/off 19
power specifications 181
preview a print 12
print file 44
print job
create 44
ink usage 103
nesting 56
paper usage 103
stored 45
submit 44
print on loaded paper 49
print preview 12
print quality
select 45
print with shortcuts 48
print-quality problems
banding 143
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black ink comes off 147
blurred lines 154
bottom of print 148
bronzing 148
discontinuous lines 153
edges darker than
expected 148
edges stepped or not
sharp 147
general 142
graininess 144
horizontal lines 143
ink marks 145
line thickness 152
misaligned colors 153
paper not flat 144
scratching 36
scuffing 36
stepped lines 152
vertical continuous lines 147
vertical dotted lines 146
vertical lines of different
colors 148
white spots 149
wizard 142
printer does not print 168
printer software
Mac OS uninstall 16
Windows uninstall 12
printer status 116
printer's main components 4
printer's main features 4
printhead
about 109
align 114
cannot insert 113
clean; purge 156
insert 112
order 125
remove 110
replace, reseat 160
specification 180
status 109
printhead cleaner
specification 180
printhead drop detector
clean 157
printing resolutions 180
Proactive Support 122
Q
quality, high 45
QuarkXPress, unavailable driver
features 171
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R
rendering intent 71
reprint a job 100
rescale a print 46
roll paper
load into the printer 27
load onto the spindle 25
unload 6
rotating an image 54
S
safety precautions 2
scale a print 46
scratched prints 36
scuffed prints 36
sheet paper
load 32
skew check 34
unload 6
shortcuts 48
sleep mode wait time 19
slow printing 168
software 7
software update 122
specifications
acoustic 182
ecological 181
environmental 142
functional 134
graphic languages 181
hard disk 181
ink supplies 180
margins 180
mechanical accuracy 181
memory 181
operating systems 181
paper size 180
physical 181
power 181
printing resolutions 180
spectrophotometer 4
statistics
ink cartridge 6
printer usage 103
status 100
stepped lines 152
store the printer 120
stored job 45
submit job 44
support services
HP Care Packs 176
HP Customer Care 176
HP Proactive Support 122
HP Start-up Kit 176
HP Support 2
Knowledge Center 176
printer installation 177
warranty extensions 176
T
telephone number 178
time, resetting 22
U
unload paper
roll out of the printer 6
sheet 6
using this guide 2
V
Visio 2003, no output 171
W
warranty extensions 176
Index 187
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