8550MFP
Copy Module
User Guide
English
HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP
Copy Module User Guide______
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Printing the document
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Pages. In the From and To boxes type the range of pages you wish to
print. Then click OK.
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Choose All n pages (n represents the total number of pages in the
document), and then click OK.
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Where to look for more information. . .
Several references are available for use with the system. For
additional copies of the guides below, contact HP Direct at
(800) 538-8787 (U.S.) or contact your HP-authorized dealer.
Additional information is available at http://www.hp.com.
Setting up the system (the copy module and
the printer unit)
System Getting Started Guide
Step-by-step instructions for installing
and setting up the system.
Printer Getting Started Guide
Contains basic tips for installing and
setting up the printer unit.
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Using the system
System Ready Reference Guide
Tips and quick information in a booklet
to keep by the system. See your
network administrator for the copy that
came with the system.
Printer Quick Reference Guide
Tips and quick information in a booklet
to keep by the printer unit. See your
network administrator for the copy that
came with the printer unit.
Copy Module Online User Guide
Detailed information on using and
troubleshooting the copy module.
Printer Online User Guide
Detailed information on using and
troubleshooting the printer unit.
Paper Handling Addendum
Detailed information on using the
optional 1,000-sheet side input tray
(Tray 4).
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Where to look for more information. . . 9
HP Customer Care service and support
Online services
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Customer support options worldwide
HP Customer Care and Product Repair
Assistance for the U.S. and Canada
Note
If you purchased your HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP with a
reseller-provided service contract, please see your reseller for
technical support, service, and warranty specifics.
Call (208) 323-2551 Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm
(Mountain Time) free of charge during the warranty period. Standard
long-distance phone charges still apply. Have your system nearby
and your serial number ready when calling.
If you know your printer unit needs to be repaired, call (800) 243-9816
to locate your nearest authorized HP service provider.
Post-warranty telephone assistance is available to answer your
product questions. Call (900) 555-1500 ($2.50* per minute, U.S. only)
or call (800) 999-1148 ($25* per call, Visa or MasterCard, U.S. and
Canada) Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm (Mountain Time).
Charges begin only when you connect with a support technician.
*Prices subject to change.
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European HP Customer Care Center language
and in-country/region options available
Note
If you purchased your HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP with a service
contract included, please see your reseller for warranty specifics and
technical support.
Open Monday through Friday 8:30 - 18:00 Central European Time
(CET).
HP provides a free telephone support service during the warranty
period. When you call one of the telephone numbers listed below, you
will be connected to a responsive team waiting to help you. If you
require support after your warranty has expired, you can receive
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information ready: product name and serial number, date of
purchase, and description of the problem.
English
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Italian
Spanish
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Ireland: (353) (1) 662-5525
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(61) (0) 3 8877 8000
011-829-6612
(905) 206-4663
800-360999
(86) (10) 65053888-5959
(420) (2) 613 07310
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Contents
How to use this online user guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Features of Acrobat Reader 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Where to look for more information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Setting up the system (the copy module and the printer unit). . . 8
Using the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
HP Customer Care service and support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Online services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Obtaining software utilities and
electronic information for the U.S.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Customer support options worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
HP Customer Care and Product Repair Assistance for the
U.S. and Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
European HP Customer Care Center language and in-country/
region options available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
In-country/region support numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
1 Product introduction
Copy module features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying the copy module parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main copy module parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copy module control panel features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interpreting status lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Help key function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Touch panel display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the brightness of the touch panel display . . . . . . . . .
Basic Features screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Features screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Entering characters on the touch panel display . . . . . . . . . . . .
Legal limitations of color copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Basic copy module functions
Turning the copy module on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning the copy module off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy-saving features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Common copying tasks
Selecting media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Media specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Loading media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Loading the system input trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Selecting the copy media size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Using Automatic Paper Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Selecting copy media size in Tray 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Selecting envelope sizes in Tray 1 (stack bypass) . . . . . . . . . . 70
Selecting copy media size using Tray 1 for double-sided
copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Selecting paper manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Making copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Basic copying operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Placing the original on the glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Placing the original in the optional ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Adjusting copy exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Manually adjusting the exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Selecting Automatic Exposure Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Enlarging or reducing originals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Using preset copy ratios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Using Automatic Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Using the manual Zoom feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Using Entire Image reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Using the Zoom Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Using Zoom mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using XY Zoom mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Using Multi-page Enlargement mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Selecting original type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Making double-sided copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Using 1 2-SIDED mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Using 2 2-SIDED mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Using 2 1-SIDED mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Making copies of a book or magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Additional basic copying features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Interrupt mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Entering the department ID (identification) and password . . . 123
Using Automatic Color Selection (ACS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Making black and white copies of originals containing color. . 125
Confirming, canceling, or changing the mode settings . . . . . . . . . 126
Canceling or changing the mode settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
4 Special image adjustments
Separating pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
To make copies of facing pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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Shifting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting images to the edge, corner, or center . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting images to a designated position on the copy media .
Shifting images to create margins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing shadows or dark borders from copies . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing shadows from the edges of copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing the center line or dark border from the copies of
bound documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing binding holes on copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combining images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separating images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying from special-media originals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Image manipulation
Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Designating image areas to copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing an already defined image area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing designated image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blanking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Designating image areas to exclude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing an already defined image area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing designated image areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Negative/positive (Nega/Posi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making negative images from positive originals . . . . . . . . . . .
Repeating images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making copies with repeated images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirroring images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making mirror-image copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Slanting images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying images at a slant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharpening contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the sharpness of the copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Color balance and color creation
Color settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing color settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
One Touch Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making single-color copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Background color adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the background color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Second Side Elimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Stored copy job settings
Mode Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Mode Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing copy job settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recalling copy job settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing stored copy settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recall feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recalling copy job settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Administration Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Administration Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Administration Functions settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Common settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audible tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tray Eligibility for APS/ADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Black Text Automatic Exposure Adjustment priority . . . . . . . .
Text/Photo Priority in Black mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saver Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inch Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copy Tray setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heavy Paper tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Department ID Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialize Custom Common settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Copy settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Key settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Standard Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Clear Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Energy Saver mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low-power mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Power-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjustment/cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom Fine Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exposure Recalibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Gradation Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the optional ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Counter Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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9 Maintenance and troubleshooting
Loading media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Replacing toner cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Replacing the drum cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
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Clearing media jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Messages when media jams occur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Media jam locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service-call message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service-call message procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self-diagnostic messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routine cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the copy module cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the ADF feeding belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10 Optional Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Operating the optional ADF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Avoiding media jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic parts of the optional ADF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing media jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing media jams in the input tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing media jams in the original output bin . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Specifications
Electrical Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating environment specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copy module specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ADF specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Product Stewardship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting the Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regulatory Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FCC Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canadian DOC Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VCCI Statement (Japan). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Korean EMI Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Information Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laser Statement for Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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B Warranty and support information
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Product introduction
Overview
This chapter provides an overview of the HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP
system, including the following:
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Copy module features
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Identifying the copy module parts
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Copy module control panel features
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Legal limitations of color copying
Overview 23
Copy module features
This system brings you the quality and reliability of Hewlett-Packard
products. Below are some specific features of the copy module.
Features of the HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP
Image Quality
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Performance
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Media Handling/
Magnification
Uses 600 dpi optical resolution
256 colors
Copies 24 pages per minutes (ppm) in black and white
Copies 6 ppm in color
Time to first copy: 18 seconds for black and white, 34
seconds for full color
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2 500-sheet input trays
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1 bypass tray with 100-sheet capacity
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Multiple copies up to 100
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Adjusts image to the size of the media using preset or
manual adjustments
Reduces or enlarges images from 25% to 400%
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Supports the following media sizes:
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Letter – 216 by 279 mm (8.5 by 11 in)
Executive – 184 by 267 mm (7.25 by 10.5 in)
Legal – 216 by 365 mm (8.5 by 14 in)
Ledger – 279 by 432 mm (11 by 17 in)
A4 – 210 by 297 mm (8.3 by 11.7 in)
A3 – 297 by 420 mm (11.7 by 16.5 in)
A5 – 148 by 210 mm (5.8 by 8.3 in)
Minimum (custom sizes): 99 by 190.5 mm
(3.9 in by 7.5 in)
Maximum (custom sizes): 305 by 470 mm
(12 by 18.5 in)
Maximum size of the original is Ledger/A3.
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Features of the HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP (continued)
Media Types
Supports the following media types:
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paper
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prepunched media
transparencies (4 to 5 mils or 0.1 to 0.13 mm thick)
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envelopes
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labels
Tray 1 supports 60 to 216 g/m2 (16 to 58 lb) media
Other input trays support 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb) media
For more information on supported media, see “Selecting
media” on page 56.
Accessories
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Optional Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Optional 1,000-sheet side input tray (Tray 4) for printing
only
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Identifying the copy module parts
Main copy module parts
The following figure shows the locations of the copy module parts.
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 1
Copy module parts
1
Copy module cover
2
Glass
3
Control panel
4
Control panel menu map
5
System stand
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Optional accessories
The following figure shows the optional copy module accessories.
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2
Figure 2
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Optional accessories
1
Optional Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
2
Optional 1,000-sheet side input tray (Tray 4) for printing only
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Copy module control panel features
The front portion of the copy module, shown below, is called the
control panel. From here you can control all copying functions, enter
copy quantities or department ID numbers, determine the status of
the copy module, and troubleshoot copying errors using the display
panel Help feature.
Figure 3
Copy module control panel in its entirety
Note
The system control panel is used to configure the copy module mode
settings or to obtain status information. Unless otherwise specified,
“control panel” refers to the control panel on the copy module. Keys
on the copy module control panel are indicated by the KEY font. Mode
settings on the touch panel display are indicated by the DISPLAY
PANEL font.
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The following figures show each element of the copy module control
panel.
1
2
3
4
Figure 4
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Right-side view of copy module control panel
1
Menu map: Provides brief descriptions of control panel keys.
2
Paper clip tray: Store removed paper clips here.
3
Power button: Press to turn the power on or off. (There is also a
power switch, which is located on the right side of the copy
module.)
4
Pilot light: A green light indicates that the copy module is
turned on.
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2
3
4
5
1
6
7
8
9
Figure 5
Left-side view of the copy module control panel
1
Touch panel display: Adjust the copy module’s features using
the touch panel display.
2
COPY key: Press to switch to the copy feature or to take the copy
module out of Energy Saver mode.
3
SYSTEM key: Displays system and printer unit information on the
touch panel display.
4
Status lights: These four lights indicate the status of the system.
(See page 34 for a description of how to interpret the colors and
behavior of the status lights.)
5
Display contrast dial: Turn to adjust the contrast on the touch
panel display. (See page 38 for instructions on adjusting the
contrast on the touch panel display.)
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6
RESET key: Press to return the copy module to its default
setting (Default mode). For more information about Default mode,
see page 51.
7
HELP key: Press to display explanations of the system keys
and features.
8
ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS key: Press to select or cancel out
of the Administration Functions (also called Additional Functions).
9
INTERRUPT COPY JOB key: Press to interrupt the current copy
job to copy a job that has a higher priority.
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1
2
3
Figure 6
Note
Numerical key pad
1
Numerical key pad: Press to enter the desired number of copies
or to enter other numerical values when setting a copy mode.
2
CLEAR NUMERIC VALUE key: Press to reset the copy quantity to
one, or to clear the last numerical value that was entered while
setting a copy mode.
3
ID (identification) key: Enter an identification number, then
press ID to access the system. Return the system to a locked
mode by pressing ID when the job is complete.
The ID key is used only when identification numbers are assigned to
departments or users. Identification numbers are assigned in the
Administration (Additional) functions setting. For more information on
creating department user ID numbers, see page 251.
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2
3
4
5
6
Figure 7
Additional copy module keys
1
ACS (Automatic Color Selection) key: Press to allow the system
to automatically select between the black-and-white and full-color
modes.
2
FULL COLOR key: Press to select the Full Color mode (copies are
made in black, cyan, magenta, and yellow).
3
BLACK key: Press to select the Black Monochrome mode.
4
ENERGY SAVER key: Press to select the Energy Saver mode
and reduce energy consumption. Press the key again to cancel
the Energy Saver mode. This mode is similar to the printer unit
PowerSave mode.
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6
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STOP key: Press to cancel a copy job.
START key: Press to begin making copies.
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Interpreting status lights
Use the following table to interpret the status lights on the copy
module.
Copy module status lights
Light
Function
Color and
behavior
Meaning
COPY
Copying
Flashing green
The system is copying
Error
Flashing orange
Ensure that media is in
the selected tray.
Check for a media jam.
Replace the toner
cartridge.
Continuous orange
Contact your service
representative.
Data
Flashing green
The system is receiving
data (print or copy).
Error
Flashing orange
A printer unit error has
occurred.
Ensure that media is in
the selected tray.
Check for a media jam.
Replace or install the
required consumable or
maintenance item.
Continuous orange
The copy module needs
servicing.
Flashing orange
Copying cannot be
performed:
Ensure that media is in
the selected tray.
Check for a media jam.
Replace or install the
required consumable or
maintenance item.
Continuous orange
Contact your service
representative.
SYSTEM
All lights on the
status display are
on
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Help key function
The HELP key, shown below, provides several functions.
Note
In the touch panel display, the HELP key is referred to as the GUIDE
key.
Help key
Figure 8
Control panel Help key
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Press the HELP key while a function is selected for an explanation
of that particular function.
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Use the HELP key if you do not understand how to use the copy
mode that you want to set. For example, to display the Help
screen for the Zoom mode, use the following procedure:
1
Press ZOOM on the touch panel display, and then press HELP.
The display will switch to the Help screen that explains the
Zoom mode.
2
To return to the Zoom mode display, press DONE.
You can also use the HELP key to find the right function for your
specific copying needs, or to find a brief explanation of a particular
feature.
To do so, press HELP when the Basic Features screen (see page 39)
or Special Features screen (see page 41) appears in the touch panel
display. The touch panel display switches to the Help screen.
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1
To use the Help key
For example, if you are not sure how to
make copies of a magazine, use the
following procedure:
1 Press HELP, and then press VARIOUS
TYPES OF ORIGINALS.
2 Press PHOTO/MAP.
2
3 The touch panel display switches to
the Help screen for Original Type.
Use this mode for making copies of
originals containing photographs and
text. If there are multiple screens, use
the ▼ or ▲ keys to view additional
information.
4 To return to the screen that was
previously displayed, press DONE on
the touch panel display.
3
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Touch panel display
Use the touch panel display to program the copy module settings or to
make copies using various copying modes. Error messages caused
by media jams or operational errors also appear in this display.
The following table provides an explanation of some of the functions
of the touch panel display.
Touch panel display functions
Display
Explanation of functions
C
Press to cancel settings that you are in the process
of selecting and return to the last operational step.
OK
Press to finalize settings that you have selected.
The display will proceed to the next operational
step.
DONE
Press to return to the original display (the Special
Features screen or the Basic Features screen) after
selecting a mode.
The touch panel display has two primary feature screens: the Basic
Features screen and the Special Features screen. The following
sections include diagrams and brief descriptions of both screens and
their features.
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Adjusting the brightness of the touch panel
display
You can make the touch panel display brighter or darker by adjusting
the contrast. To do so, turn the dial located on the right side of the
copy module control panel, as shown below.
Figure 9
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To lighten the display, turn the dial in the clockwise direction.
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To darken the display, turn the dial in the counterclockwise
direction.
Control panel display contrast adjustment
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Basic Features screen
The Basic Features screen is the default screen in the touch panel
display. From this screen, you can learn about or set up the features
described below.
1
2
5
6
13
8
3
7
4
9
10
11
12
Figure 10
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Touch panel display—Basic Features screen
1
Message display. Displays the system status and operator
instructions.
2
Copy ratio display (Reduce, Direct, Enlarge). Displays the
copy ratio setting. For more information, see “Enlarging or
reducing originals” on page 80.
3
Reduce, Direct, Enlarge. Press to select the most suitable
setting for reducing or enlarging the image using preset ratios or
to perform a direct copy (resets the copy module to 1:1 copying).
For more information, see “Enlarging or reducing originals” on
page 80.
4
Zoom. Press to specify the copy ratios, selectable in 1%
increments, or to enlarge or reduce images in either the vertical
direction or the horizontal direction. For more information, see
“Enlarging or reducing originals” on page 80.
5
Paper quantity indicator. Displays the remaining quantity of
media in the selected tray.
6
Paper size display. Displays the media size in the selected tray.
For more information, see “Selecting the copy media size” on
page 65.
7
Paper Select. Press to select Automatic Paper Selection or a
specific tray. For more information, see “Using Automatic Paper
Selection” on page 65.
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Note
STACK BYPASS refers to Tray 1.
8
Copy quantity indicator. Displays the number of copies to be
made. For more information, see “Making copies” on page 74.
9
Exposure control. Press the left-facing arrow () for lighter
copies or press the right-facing arrow () for darker copies. Press
A (automatic) to select automatic exposure control. The copy
module automatically adjusts the copy exposure to the most
appropriate level for the original. For more information, see
“Adjusting copy exposure” on page 79.
10 Two-sided copying (duplexing). Press to select or cancel
duplexing. Make copies of both sides of the original or on both
sides of the copy media. Functionality differs depending on
installed options. For more information, see “Making double-sided
copies” on page 108.
11 Original type. Press to select the setting most suitable for the
type of original to be copied. For more information, see “Selecting
original type” on page 104.
12 Special Features. Press to display the Special Features screen
on the touch panel display. Use the Special Features mode to
select the desired copy image quality or the desired layout
settings. For more information, see “Special Features screen” on
page 41.
13 Setting confirmation. Press to check and confirm the selected
programmed job settings. This button is only visible when job
settings have been programmed. For more information, see
“Confirming, canceling, or changing the mode settings” on
page 126.
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Special Features screen
The Special Features screen allows you to modify your copy job
beyond the features offered in the Basic Features screen. To access
the Special Features screen, press Special Features in the Basic
Features screen.
The Special Features screen allows you to configure and use the
features described below.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
16
9
15
10
14
13 12 11
Figure 11
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Touch panel display—Special Features screen
1
Two-page Separation. Press to create single-sided copies of
facing pages (such as in a book or magazine). For more
information, see “Separating pages” on page 130.
2
Heavy Sheet Original. Press to make copies of originals that
were printed on special types of media. For more information, see
“Copying from special-media originals” on page 161.
3
Shift. Press to move the original image to a selected area of the
copy. For more information, “Shifting images” on page 132.
4
Margin. Press to establish a margin on copies. For more
information, see “Shifting images to create margins” on page 137.
5
Frame Erase. Press to erase shadows on copies. For more
information, see “Erasing frames” on page 140.
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6
Color Balance. Press to adjust color levels for color copies. For
more information, see “Color settings” on page 190.
7
One Touch Color. Press to apply preselected image
enhancements to copies. For more information, see “One Touch
Color” on page 201.
8
Image Quality Adjustment. Press to adjust background color or
eliminate the copying of the back side of the original (in the case
of thin media, such as a magazine). For more information, see
“Background color adjustment” on page 205 and “Second Side
Elimination” on page 208.
9
Sharpness. Press to adjust the image sharpness. For more
information, see “Sharpening contrast” on page 186.
10 Single Color. Press to create a one-color copy of the original. For
more information, see “Making single-color copies” on page 204.
11 Image Separation. Press to create a multi-page copy of a
larger-size original. For more information, see “Separating
images” on page 156.
12 Image Creation. Press to change the original image (such as
mirroring, repeating, or slanting it) on the copy. For more
information, see pages 177 to 186.
13 Recall. Press to recall copy settings stored in mode memory. For
more information, see “Recall feature” on page 220.
14 Mode Memory. Press to store copy settings for the Rec. (recall)
function. For more information, see “Mode Memory” on page 212.
15 Framing/Blanking. Press to copy only certain portions of the
original. For more information, see “Framing” on page 164 and
“Blanking” on page 169.
16 Image Combination. Press to automatically reduce several
originals to fit on one copy. For more information, see “Combining
images” on page 151.
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Entering characters on the touch panel
display
Alphabetical characters are used to personalize the entry modes on
the copy module. For example, you can assign a name to a color
balance setting or to a mode key.
To enter characters, use the alphabetical keys that appear in the
touch panel display. You can enter alphabetical characters (upper
case or lower case) and special characters.
Note
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The modes that you select and the number of characters that you
enter may vary. Up to 10 characters can be entered depending on the
mode to be stored. A special character is counted as two normal
characters. Enter numbers using the numeric keys on the copy
module control panel.
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1
Entering alphabetical
characters
The following example provides
instructions on entering alphabetical
characters to personalize entry modes.
Example: Enter “Copy A”.
1 Press INPUT MODE until UPPER
appears.
2
Note
Each time INPUT MODE is pressed, the
the entry mode changes.
2 Type “Copy A” by touching the letters
on the touch panel display.
3 When you have entered all the
characters, press OK.
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Entering special characters
The following example provides
instructions on entering special
characters to personalize entry modes.
Example: Enter “è.”
1 Press INPUT MODE until OTHER is
displayed.
2
Note
Each time INPUT MODE is pressed, the
the entry mode changes.
2 Press the ▼ key or the ▲ key to
display the desired special character.
3 Press the number of the desired
special character in the touch panel
display.
3
Note
You can also select the desired special
character by pressing the equivalent
numerical images.
If you make a mistake when entering
special characters, press BACK SPACE to
delete the character.
You can also delete all the entered
characters by pressing C.
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4
4 Press DONE.
5 When all of the special characters
are entered, press OK.
Enter additional characters by pressing
INPUT MODE until UPPER is displayed
before pressing OK.
5
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Legal limitations of color copying
Copying certain documents in color may be illegal and may result in
either criminal or civil liability. The following list is intended to be a
guide rather than a complete listing of every possible restriction.
Check with your legal counsel if you are copying a questionable
document not listed here.
The following documents may not be copied:
Note
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!
Paper money, travelers checks, or money orders
!
Food stamps
!
Certificates of deposit
!
Passports
!
Postage stamps (canceled or uncanceled)
!
Immigration papers
!
Identifying badges or insignias
!
Selective service or draft papers
!
Bonds or other certificates of indebtedness
!
Checks or drafts drawn by governmental agencies
!
Stock certificates
!
Motor vehicle licenses and certificates of title
!
Copyrighted works or works of art without the permission of the
copyright owner
The copy module is provided with a security key to ensure that only
authorized copies are made. Use of this key should be strictly
supervised.
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2
Basic copy module
functions
Overview
This chapter covers the basic functions of the HP Color LaserJet
8550MFP copy module. Topics include:
EN
!
Turning the copy module on
!
Turning the copy module off
!
Energy-saving features
!
Automatic Start function
Overview 49
Turning the copy module on
1
1 Turn on the power switch that is
located on the right rear side of the
copy module.
2 Make sure that the copy module key
is in the ON position.
2
Note
Keep the power switch and key in the ON
position at all times. Use the power
button specified in step 3 to turn the
system on and off. If the rear power
switch gets turned off, wait at least 5
seconds before turning it back on.
3 Press the power button located on
the right side of the copy module
control panel to turn the system on.
The green light beneath the power
button is lit when the power is on.
3
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Note
This power button provides power to
both the copy module and the printer
unit. If you turn off the power using this
button, wait at least 5 seconds before
turning it back on.
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4
4 During the copy module warm-up
cycle, this screen appears on the
touch panel display. The message
PLEASE WAIT is displayed in the
upper left hand corner.
Note
You can set your copy job settings while
the system is warming up. (See
“Automatic Start function” on page 53.)
After the warm-up cycle is complete, the
Basic Features screen appears with the
message READY TO COPY in the
upper-left hand corner. The copy module
is now ready to make copies and is in
Default mode (see page 31), which
means that the default settings are
activated.
The default copy settings are:
!
Copy ratio: direct (100%)
!
Copy paper selection: Automatic
Paper Selection
!
Copy exposure: manual exposure
control
!
Copy quantity: 1
!
Original type: Text/Photo/Map
To change the default settings, see
“Changing Standard Settings” on
page 264.
Note
This screen may differ depending on the
optional accessories that have been
installed.
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Turning the copy module off
Figure 12
System power button
To turn off power to the system (both the copy module and the printer
unit), press the power button located on the right side of the copy
module control panel. The green light located beneath the power
button will be off when the power button is turned off.
Below are some suggestions for determining when to turn the system
off:
!
Turn off the system when not in use for a prolonged period of
time (for example, turn off the system overnight).
!
After turning the system on, the touch panel display should
appear before turning the system off again.
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Additional features
Energy-saving features
The copy module features two energy-saving modes. These settings
lower the power consumption of the system while it is not in use. For
more information about energy-saving features, see the following
sections:
!
Energy Saver mode (see page 240)
!
Low-power mode (see page 272)
Automatic functions
The copy module features several automatic modes. These modes
allow you to set certain copy module functions to operate
automatically. For more information about automatic functions, see
the following sections:
!
Automatic Power-off Time function (see page 273)
!
Automatic Clear Time function (see page 269)
Automatic Start function
The Automatic Start function allows copying to automatically start
after the system has warmed up.
Automatic Start will occur:
Note
EN
!
after you have turned the power on
!
after you have canceled the Energy Saver mode
!
after you have cleared jammed copy media
Automatic Start will not work if the system is processing a copy or
print job.
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To set Automatic Start
Note
1
Place your original on the glass or in the optional ADF, and then
enter the desired copy settings.
2
Press START to make copies.
3
This following message appears: COPYING WILL BEGIN WHEN
WARMED UP.
4
When the copy module is ready, copying will begin automatically.
To cancel Automatic Start, press STOP or RESET. Automatic Start will
be canceled automatically when the cover of the copy module is
opened.
You cannot use the Interrupt mode with Automatic Start.
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3
Common copying
tasks
Overview
This chapter covers information about selecting the correct media for
your copy module and performing the basic copying tasks. These
tasks can be selected in the Basic Features screen on the touch
panel display.
This chapter includes information on the following:
Note
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Selecting media
!
Loading media
!
Making copies
!
Adjusting copy exposure
!
Selecting the copy media size
!
Enlarging or reducing originals
!
Selecting original type
!
Making double-sided copies
!
Additional basic copying features
!
Confirming, canceling, or changing the mode settings
Many of the tasks in this section refer to a media type called
Letter-Rotated or A4-Rotated. This refers to standard Letter-size and
A4-size media. But in order for some copy module features to function
correctly, the Letter-size and A4-size media must be placed into the
tray short-edge first (rotated).
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Selecting media
Many types of media and other print media can be used with the copy
module, within certain specifications. Using media that does not meet
the specifications outlined in this chapter can increase the incidence
of media jams, contribute to repair and maintenance costs, and cause
premature wear, copy quality problems, and problems requiring
service. This service might not be covered by the HP warranty or
service agreements.
Before purchasing media or specialized forms, test a small quantity in
the system. Make sure your media supplier obtains and understands
the media and print media specifications in the HP LaserJet Printer
Family Paper Specification Guide.
Note
It is possible that media could meet all of the specifications in this
chapter and still not copy satisfactorily. This might be caused by
abnormal characteristics of the operating environment or other
variables over which HP has no control, such as extremes in
temperature and humidity.
!
Use only media that meet the specifications outlined in this
chapter.
!
Do not attempt to use unsupported sizes or weights of media or
other unsupported media. For more information on supported
media, see the “Media specifications” table on page 57.
!
Always handle transparencies and glossy media by their edges to
avoid fingerprints in the image area.
!
Do not use media that has already passed through a printer or
through a copy machine, even if there is no printing on the page.
!
Recycled media can be used with this copy module. Recycled
media must meet the specifications shown in this chapter.
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Media specifications
The following table contains information about loading media into the
copying trays. The table includes specifications about special types of
media such as transparencies, envelopes, labels, and prepunched
paper.
Media specifications
Tray
Location
Media type &
size
Media weight
Orientation
Maximum
capacity
Tray 1
(multipurpose or
stack bypass
tray; located
on the printer
unit)
Media
Letter
A4
Executive
Legal
Ledger
A3
A5
Custom sizes:
minimum 99.1 by
190.5 mm
(3.9 by 7.5 in)
maximum 305 by
470 mm (12 by
18.5 in)
60 to 216 g/m2
(16 to 58 lb)
bond
SS*: Face up
DS*: Face down
L&F*: Short edge
(top) toward the
rear of tray
Letter/A4:
Long edge toward
the printer unit
100 sheets of
75 g/m2 (20 lb)
bond.
Limit to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Prepunched
media
Letter
A4
60 to 216 g/m2
(16 to 58 lb)
bond
SS*: Face up, with
the holes toward
printer unit
DS*: Face down,
with the holes
away from printer
unit
100 sheets of
75 g/m2 (20 lb)
bond.
Limit to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Heavy media:
(105 to 216
g/m2; 28 to
58 lb) bond
* SS = single-sided printing; DS = double-sided printing; L&F = letterhead and preprinted
forms
** HP recommends using 5 mils (0.13 mm) thick transparencies with this system.
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Media specifications (continued)
Tray
Location
Media type &
size
Media weight
Orientation
Maximum
capacity
Tray 1,
continued
Transparencies**
Letter
A4
4 to 5 mils
(0.10 to 0.13
mm) thick
Face up, with the
long edge
toward the printer
unit
Fill to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Envelopes
Double postcard
(JPOSTD)
B5
Commercial #10
C5
DL
Monarch
Maximum of
90 g/m2 (24 lb)
bond
Face up, with the
short edge toward
the printer unit
Approximately
10
Fill to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Labels:
Letter
A4
—
Face up, with
the long edge
toward the printer
unit
Fill to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
When placing originals horizontally in the optional ADF, you must rotate media loaded in
Tray 1 for proper copying.
* SS = single-sided printing; DS = double-sided printing; L&F = letterhead and preprinted
forms
** HP recommends using 5 mils (0.13 mm) thick transparencies with this system.
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Media specifications (continued)
Tray
Location
Media type &
size
Media weight
Orientation
Maximum
capacity
Trays 2 and 3
(front-loading
trays on the
printer unit)
Media
Letter
A4
Executive
Legal
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
bond
SS*: Face down
DS*: Face up
L&F*: Short edge
(top) toward the
rear of tray
500 sheets of
75 g/m2 (20 lb)
bond
Limit to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Prepunched
media
Letter
A4
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
bond
SS*: Face down,
with the holes to
the right
DS*: Face up, with
the holes to the
left
500 sheets of
75 g/m2 (20 lb)
bond
Limit to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Transparencies**
Letter
A4
4 to 5 mils (0.10
to 0.13 mm)
thick**
Face down
Limit to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
11 by 17 in
A3
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
bond
SS*: Face down
DS*: Face up
L&F*: Short edge
(top) toward the
rear of tray
500 sheets of
75 g/m2 (20 lb)
bond
Limit to media-fill
mark on the
media-width
guides.
Tray 3 only
(bottom frontloading tray
on the printer
unit)
* SS = single-sided printing; DS = double-sided printing; L&F = letterhead and preprinted
forms
** HP recommends using 5 mils (0.13 mm) thick transparencies with this system.
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Loading media
Loading the system input trays
For complete instructions on loading and configuring input trays, see
the HP Color LaserJet 8500, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN, 8550MFP
Printer User Guide (on CD-ROM).
To load the system input trays, first adjust the media-width guides and
then load the media, as shown in the following procedures. After
loading the media, configure the input tray in the printer unit control
panel.
Note
To avoid media jams, never add or remove media while the printer unit
is printing. Never overload an input tray.
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Loading media in Tray 1 (stack bypass)
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the ADF tray, open Tray 1
(stack bypass).
Note
When using large copy media, pull out
the tray extension.
2 Place sheets of copy media in Tray 1
with the side to be copied on facing
up.
2
The media size selection screen
automatically appears in the touch panel
display.
Note
Make sure that the height of the media
stack does not exceed the media-fill
mark.
3 Adjust the media-width guides to fit
the size of the copy media.
3
Note
If media loaded in Tray 1 is too loose or
tight, media jams can occur or copies
might misalign.
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Loading envelopes into Tray 1
1
Using Tray 1, you can copy on a varying
sizes of envelopes (see “Media
specifications” on page 57).
1 Place a bundle of envelopes on an
even surface and flatten them out
neatly with your fingers. Make sure
the envelopes are not nested
together.
2
Note
Always flatten envelopes on an even
surface.
2 Hold the bundle by the edge with
both hands. Fan the envelopes out
well before use.
Note
Take care not to put extra air into the
envelopes. If this happens, remove the
air by pressing the bundle from above.
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3
3 Place the bundle of envelopes with
the front side placed face up in
Tray 1. Confirm that the flaps of the
envelopes are placed on the left side
(facing the side of the front cover) of
the tray.
The media size selection screen
appears automatically in the touch panel
display.
4
Note
Up to 10 envelopes can be placed in the
stack bypass. Make sure that the height
of the media stack does not exceed the
media-fill mark at the back of the tray.
4 Adjust the media-width guides to fit
the size of the envelopes.
!
You cannot copy onto the back side
of envelopes (the side with the flap).
If you use top-flap envelopes, place
the flap toward the copy module.
!
If you use ISO-B5 envelopes, place
them so that the flap is firmly folded
down and facing downwards in the
tray.
Note
Align the envelopes properly with the
media-width guides. If envelopes are
loaded too loosely or tightly in Tray 1,
media jams or misalignment may occur.
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Loading media into Trays 2 and 3
1
Open Tray 2 or 3.
2
To load media that is a different size from the media previously
loaded in the tray, move the two media-width guides to the correct
positions.
3
Load media up to the media-fill marks. For example, 500 sheets
of 75 g/m2 (20 lb) bond media will fit in either tray. Do not fill the
tray above the media-fill mark.
4
Push the tray into the printer unit.
5
Configure the media type in the PAPER HANDLING MENU in the
printer unit control panel.
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Selecting the copy media size
Using Automatic Paper Selection
When Automatic Paper Selection is on, the copy module
automatically selects the appropriate copy media size, depending on
the size of the original and the selected copy ratio. Automatic Paper
Selection is enabled in the copy module Default settings.
Do not use the following types of originals with Automatic Paper
Selection:
!
non-standard size originals
!
highly transparent originals
!
originals with an extremely dark background
!
executive-size and smaller-size originals
You cannot use Automatic Paper Selection with the following settings:
!
Automatic XY Zoom
!
Automatic Zoom
!
Image Combination
!
Image Separation
!
Automatic Repeat setting in Image Repeat
Before using Automatic Paper Selection
Use the following feature and guidelines to optimize your copying
using Automatic Paper Selection.
!
Note
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Automatic tray switching
In the touch panel display, this feature reads as AUTOMATIC DRAWER
SWITCHING.
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By setting this feature, if a tray runs out of copy media during copying,
the copy module automatically locates another tray loaded with the
same copy media size. The system will automatically feed media from
the alternative media tray.
Note
You can set whether or not a tray is subject to Automatic Tray
Switching. (See “Tray Eligibility for APS/ADS” on page 234.)
!
Media guidelines
• Make sure that transparencies, glossy films, or thick copy
media are output to the left output tray when making copies.
Remove the output copies immediately. Failure to do so may
result in media jams.
• When either transparencies or glossy films are placed in Tray 1
(stack bypass), place them vertically (long-edge first).
• You cannot select the ACS (Automatic Color Selection)
function when placing originals in the optional ADF and
making copies using Tray 1 (stack bypass) when you have
selected Transparency, Heavy Paper 2, or Glossy Film for the
copy media material. Select Full Color mode or Black
Monochrome mode.
• To obtain the best copies and to prevent damage to the copy
module, use the transparencies or glossy films that HP
recommends for use with this copy module (see the “Media
specifications” table on page 57).
• When copying both color and black-and-white originals,
separate the color originals from the black-and-white originals
or copy all of them using the Full Color mode. (When making
copies in the Full Color mode, black-and-white originals will be
counted as full-color copies.)
CAUTION
Using copy media that has not been specified for use with a color
laser copier can damage the copy module. For further information,
see the HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper Specification Guide or
contact your service representative.
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1
To set Automatic Paper
Selection
To automatically select the media size of
the copy:
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, and then
press PAPER SELECT in the touch
panel display.
2
2 Press AUTO (automatic), and then
press START on the copy module
control panel to make copies.
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
Note
You can set Automatic Paper Selection
for specific trays (see “Tray Eligibility for
APS/ADS” on page 234).
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Selecting copy media size in Tray 1
1
1 Load media into Tray 1. (For more
information on how to load Tray 1 see
page 61.) Select the copy media size,
then press OK.
2 The media type selection screen
appears. There are five types of copy
media:
• PLAIN PAPER : more than 64 g/m2
(17 lb) bond and less than
105 g/m2 (28 lb) bond
2
• TRANSPARENCY: Transparencies
• HEAVY PAPER 1: Copy media
heavier than plain paper
105 g/m2 (28 lb) bond
• HEAVY PAPER 2: Copy media
heavier than heavy paper 1
135 g/m2 (32 lb) bond
• GLOSSY FILM: Glossy films
Press the copy media you want, and
then press OK.
Note
When IRREG. SIZE (irregular size)
is pressed, you can specify the copy
media size, selectable in 1 mm (1/16
inch) increments.
When A/B-SIZE is pressed, you can
select the International Standards
Organization (ISO) media size.
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3
Note
For additional information, see the
HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper
Specification Guide.
3 The media size selection screen
appears. Press DONE, and then press
START on the copy module control
panel to begin the copy job.
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Selecting envelope sizes in Tray 1 (stack
bypass)
1
1 Load envelopes into Tray 1. (For
more information on how to load
envelope into Tray 1 see page 62.) In
the paper size selection screen,
press ENVELOPE. The envelope size
selection screen appears.
2 Select the size of the envelopes to be
copied, and then press DONE.
2
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Always select the same envelope size to
match the envelopes to be copied.
Failure to do so could result in media
jams.
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Selecting copy media size using Tray 1 for
double-sided copies
1
You can use Tray 1 to copy onto the
second side of a sheet. However, the first
side of the originals must have already
been copied. Place originals with the
printed side down in Tray 1.
Note
Use 105 g/m2 (28-lb) bond when making
double-sided copies using Tray 1.
2
1 Place the media in Tray 1 so that the
top of the sheet is placed on the left
side, facing the copy module front
cover.
The media size selection screen
automatically appears.
2 Select the copy media size, and then
press OK.
3
EN
3 Select the copy media, and then
press 2ND SIDE OF 2-SIDED COPY.
(Do not select TRANSPARENCY or
GLOSSY FILM.)
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4 Press OK, and then press START on
the copy module control panel to
begin the copy job.
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Selecting paper manually
1
You can manually select the desired
copy media size.
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
PAPER SELECT.
2 Select the copy media size, and then
press START on the copy module
control panel to begin the copy job.
2
EN
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
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Making copies
Basic copying operations
1
1 Place your originals on the glass (see
page 76)
or
2 place your originals in the optional
ADF (see page 77).
3 Enter the copy quantity using the
numeric key pad on the copy module
control panel and set the copy mode.
2
The basic copy modes include the
following:
• Copy exposure
• Copy media size
• Enlarging or reducing the copy
ratio
3
• Original type
• Special Features mode settings
4 Press START on the copy module
control panel to begin the copy job.
Note
Do not touch the copy module cover
during a copying job. Doing so may
cause the original to shift, which can
adversely affect the quality of the copies
or prevent images from copying.
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1
To stop before a copy job is
complete
1 Press STOP on the copy module
control panel.
Note
Several sheets may output even after
STOP has been pressed.
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Placing the original on the glass
1
1 Lift the cover and place the original
face-down on the glass.
2 Align the corner of the original with
the “arrow” mark in the upper-left
corner of the glass.
2
Note
The size of the original determines
whether you should place the original
vertically (portrait) or horizontally
(landscape) on the glass. The position of
the original affects the Automatic Paper
Selection feature.
3 Lower the copy module cover and
press START on the copy module
control panel.
3
CAUTION
When copying thick items, such as
books, do not press down hard on the
copy module cover. Doing so may
damage the glass and result in injury.
Note
When copying originals that are
composed of both color and
black-and-white, make copies of them by
separating the color originals from the
black-and-white originals or make copies
of them all using Full Color mode. (When
making copies in the Full Color mode,
black-and-white originals will be counted
as full-color copies.)
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Placing the original in the optional ADF
1
When you place several sheets of
originals in the optional ADF and press
START, they are automatically fed to the
glass for copying. Double-sided originals
are automatically flipped inside the
optional ADF to make copies of both
sides.
1 Adjust the media-width guides on the
optional ADF to fit the size of your
originals.
2
2 Load the originals into the ADF tray
face up.
Note
When enlarging from Letter- or A4-size
originals, place the originals horizontally.
3 Flip up the ADF tray extension for
copying rotated or long originals
(such as Legal-size or A3 media).
3
EN
Note
Remember to load rotated media
short-edge first into Tray 1 (the stack
bypass or multipurpose tray) when
copying from rotated originals or when
reducing A3-, Legal-, or Ledger-size
media.
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The following types of originals can be used in the optional ADF:
!
Original media weight: 50 to 105 g/m2 (15 to 28-lb) bond
!
Original media size: 11 by 17 in, Legal, Letter, Executive, A4, A3
(Executive-size originals must be placed vertically.)
!
Original tray capacity:
11 by 17 in, Legal, A3: up to 25 sheets (80 g/m2 or 20-lb bond)
Letter, Executive, A4: up to 50 sheets (80 g/m2 or 20-lb bond)
When originals are placed in the optional ADF, the copy module will
automatically select the left output tray or the face-down output bin to
output copies, depending on the selected copy settings. To change
this setting, press ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS and then press CUSTOM
COMMON SETTINGS (see “Copy Tray setting” on page 244).
Do not use the following types of originals in the optional ADF:
!
originals with tears, large holes, or binding holes
!
severely curled originals or originals with sharp folds
!
originals that are paper clipped or stapled
!
transparencies or other highly transparent originals
!
other originals that may not feed smoothly
Note
Color copies made with the copy module, or other originals that
contain large quantities of toner, may not feed properly through the
optional ADF. It is recommended that you use the glass when copying
these types of originals.
Note
Check the condition of originals that have been repeatedly fed
through the optional ADF. When making several copies using the
same originals, the originals may become folded or wrinkled and may
not feed smoothly.
Note
You cannot select the ACS (Automatic Color Selection) function when
making copies using Tray 1 and selecting Transparency, Heavy Paper
2, or Glossy Film for the copy media material. Press FULL COLOR or
BLACK on the copy module control panel.
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Adjusting copy exposure
Manually adjusting the exposure
1
To manually adjust how light or dark the
copied image appears on the media,
follow the steps below.
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
the arrow keys ( or ) to manually
lighten or darken the copy exposure.
2 Press START on the copy module
control panel to begin the copy job.
Selecting Automatic Exposure Control
1
To automatically adjust how light or dark
the copied image appears on the media
follow the steps below.
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press A
(automatic). The copy module will
automatically select the correct level
of exposure for your copies.
2 Press START on the copy module
control panel to begin the copy job.
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Enlarging or reducing originals
There are several ways to enlarge and reduce originals onto your
copies. These include:
!
using preset copy ratios
!
using Automatic Zoom
!
using the manual Zoom feature
!
using Entire Image reduction
!
using the Zoom Program
!
using XY Zoom mode
!
using Multi-page Enlargement mode
Each method for enlarging and reducing images is described in this
section.
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Using preset copy ratios
Use preset copy ratios to reduce or enlarge standard size originals to
different standard sizes (for example, Letter or A4-size originals
enlarged to Legal or A3-size copies).
1
2
Note
When enlarging Letter- or A4-sized
originals to Ledger-, Legal-, or A3-sized
copies, be sure to place the original on
the glass horizontally. When reducing
Ledger-, Legal-, or A4-sized originals to
Letter- or A4-size, be sure to place
Letter-R or A4-R media in Tray 1. Also
make sure that the media in Tray 1 is
loaded short-edge first (rotated).
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
R (reduce) or E (enlarge).
Note
LOAD **-SIZE PAPER appears in the
touch panel display when no copy media
is loaded in either Tray 1 (stack bypass)
or the selected media tray.
2 Select a preset copy ratio (Legal,
Letter, Executive, or Maximum), and
then press START on the copy
module control panel to start the
copy job.
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Using Automatic Zoom
Depending on the size of the originals and the selected copy media,
you can use Automatic Zoom to automatically select the appropriate
copy ratio. The copies will be scaled proportionately using the same
ratio in both the horizontal and vertical directions. The following copy
media sizes can be used with the Automatic Zoom mode:
!
11 by 17 in
!
Legal
!
Letter
!
Letter-R
!
Executive-R
!
A4
!
A4-R
!
A3
The example below illustrates what the finished copy will look like.
Original: Letter
Copy: 11 by 17 in
11 by 17 in size selected
Figure 13
Letter-size image automatically enlarged to 11 by 17 in
Note
You cannot use Automatic Zoom with Automatic Paper Selection.
Note
In Automatic Zoom, you cannot make copies of highly transparent
originals, such as transparencies.
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To use Automatic Zoom
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
PAPER SELECT.
Note
LOAD **-SIZE PAPER appears in the
touch panel display when no copy media
is loaded in the selected media tray.
2
2 Select the copy media size. (Select a
preset copy media size other than
AUTO [automatic].)
Note
The copy module automatically selects
the appropriate copy ratio depending on
the size of the originals and the selected
copy media.
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3
3 Press ZOOM.
4 Press AUTO. Press DONE, and then
press START on the copy module
control panel to begin the copy job.
4
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Using the manual Zoom feature
1
To enlarge or reduce in 1%
increments
If you do not want to use a preset image
size, you can manually enlarge or reduce
copied images to any ratio from 25% to
400% of the original size.
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
ZOOM.
2
2 Press - or + to adjust the copy ratio
up or down in 1% increments. You
also can enter the exact copy ratio
using the numeric keys. Press DONE,
and then press START on the copy
module control panel to begin the
copy job.
Note
Press C (clear) on the copy module
control panel to cancel the entered
values.
Press DIR (direct) in the basic features
screen to return to direct copying
(100%).
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Using Entire Image reduction
When the image on your original has little or no margins, the resulting
image copied onto the same size media might looked cropped or
unfinished. To prevent making poor-quality copies of full-page
originals, use the Entire Image setting. This setting slightly reduces
the original to create a margin of white space around the copied
image. The result is a more “finished” looking document.
Original
Figure 14
Copy
Copied image is reduced slightly using the Entire Image setting
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To copy an entire image
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
ZOOM.
2 Press ENTIRE IMAGE. Press DONE,
and then press START on the copy
module control panel to begin the
copy job.
2
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Using the Zoom Program
The Zoom Program is a feature that calculates the appropriate copy
ratio for your document using the sizes of the original media and the
copy media.
When using this program, the touch panel display prompts you for the
media sizes. It then displays the suggested copy ratio, which you can
select or change. The Zoom Program has two modes.
The first mode, Zoom mode, will adjust the image proportionately in
both the horizontal and vertical directions.
Original
150 mm
(5-7/8 in)
Figure 15
Copy
200 mm
(7-7/8 in)
Copy created using Zoom mode of the Zoom Program
The second mode, XY Zoom mode, will allow variable adjustments to
the image in either the horizontal or vertical direction (or a
combination of the two).
Original
Figure 16
Copy
Copy created using XY Zoom mode of the Zoom Program
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Using Zoom mode
The sizes of the original and the copy media can be entered in 1 mm
or 1/16 in increments using a number entry screen on the display
panel. Once you have entered the sizes, the copy module calculates
the copy ratio using the following formula:
[copy ratio (%) = copy size (mm or in) / original size (mm or in)] x 100
If the calculated copy ratio is smaller than 25%, it will be set to 25%. If
the ratio is larger than 400%, it will be set to 400%.
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1
To make copies using the Zoom
Program
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
ZOOM.
Note
LOAD **-SIZE PAPER appears in the
touch panel display when no copy media
is loaded in the selected media tray.
2
2 Select ZOOM PROGRAM.
3 Select ZOOM. Then press ORIGINAL
SIZE; the numeric entry screen
appears.
!
Enter the width (X) or the length (Y)
of the original.
Press COPY SIZE; the numeric entry
screen appears.
!
3
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length (Y) of the copy media.
EN
4
4 Confirm the settings, and then press
OK. The copy module will
automatically calculate the
proportionate ratio. Then press
START on the copy module control
panel to begin the copy job.
Note
Press C (Clear) to cancel the entered
values.
Press MM to enter values in millimeters
instead of inches.
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Using XY Zoom mode
If you want to stretch or shrink the copied image non-proportionately,
use the XY Zoom mode. This mode has two settings:
!
manual
!
automatic
Use Manual XY Zoom to manually specify the copy ratio for the
horizontal (X) and/or the vertical (Y) image directions in 1%
increments:
Copy
Y = 130%
Original
x = 80%
Figure 17
Manual XY Zoom
Use Automatic XY Zoom to automatically specify the copy ratio to
match the size of the selected copy media:
Original
Copy
Letter-size selected
Figure 18
Automatic XY Zoom
Note
You cannot use Automatic XY Zoom with Automatic Paper Selection.
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To use Manual XY Zoom
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
ZOOM.
2 Press XY ZOOM.
2
3 Press X (the horizontal direction) and
enter the copy ratio using the
numeric keys on the copy module
control panel, or using - and + on
the touch panel display. Then press Y
(the vertical direction), and repeat the
process.
After confirming the settings, press
OK, and then press START on the
copy module control panel to begin
the copy job.
Note
Press C (clear) if you need to cancel
the entered values.
3
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1
To use Automatic XY Zoom
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
PAPER SELECT.
2 Select the copy media size. (Press a
copy media size other than AUTO
[automatic]).
2
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
3 Press ZOOM.
3
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4
4 Press XY ZOOM.
5 Press AUTO XY ZOOM. After
confirming the settings, press OK,
and then press START on the copy
module control panel to begin the
copy job.
5
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Using Multi-page Enlargement mode
Using this mode, you can make copies of an original image on several
sheets of copy media, and then paste them together to produce a
copy that is larger than 279 by 432 mm (11 by 17 in).
Note
Only the following standard size originals can be selected in the
Multi-page Enlargement mode: 11 by 17 in; Legal; Letter; Letter-R;
Executive; Executive-R; A4; A4-R; A3.
The following two methods are available for specifying the copy media
size to be output:
!
Specify the copy ratio by % (COPY RATIO(S)
• The copy media size is automatically set.
!
Specify the copy ratio by size and number of output pages
(NUMBER OF OUTPUT PGS)
• When specifying the copy media size and number of output
pages, the copy ratio is automatically set.
Original
Copies
Copies cut and pasted
together
Figure 19
Original copied onto multiple sheets of paper
Note
Copies output in the Multi-page Enlargement mode have adjacent
images that are overlapping. Cut and paste these copies together by
overlapping the duplicate image areas.
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Copy ratio specification and required media sizes and
quantities
When making an enlarged copy with a specified copy ratio, the size of
the copy media and the number of sheets required for the resulting
copy depend on the copy ratio that is specified. The following table
shows typical copy ratios and the size and number of sheets of copy
media required. Use this table as a guide when determining the
desired copy ratio.
Typical copy ratios (Original size: Ledger/A3)
Copy Ratio
Selected Paper Size
Number of
Pages
Total Size
200%
Ledger/A3
9
559 by 864 mm
(22 by 34 in)
200%
Letter/A4
15
559 by 864 mm
(22 by 34 in)
200%
Letter-R/A4-R
12
559 by 864 mm
(22 by 34 in)
300%
Ledger/A3
16
838 by 1295 mm
(33 by 51 in)
300%
Letter/A4
28
838 by 1295 mm
(33 by 51 in)
300%
Letter-R/A4-R
25
838 by 1295 mm
(33 by 51 in)
300%
Ledger/A3
25
1117 by 1727 mm
(44 by 68 in)
400%
Letter/A4
45
1117 by 1727 mm
(44 by 68 in)
400%
Letter-R/A4-R
42
1117 by 1727 mm
(44 by 68 in)
Note
The values shown in the above table are only guidelines. The actual
values may be slightly different.
The resulting size after the printed copies have been cut and pasted
together will be slightly smaller than the size indicated in the above
table.
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The Multi-page Enlargement mode can still be used to make an
enlarged copy even if the original or the copy ratio that you want to
use is not included in the table. The size of originals can be specified
up to 11 by 17 in, and the copy ratio can be specified up to 400%.
Horizontal Vertical
placement placement
Far side
Near side (closer to the
control panel)
Figure 20
Horizontal and vertical placement
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To specify the copy ratio by %
(copy ratio(s))
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
ZOOM.
2 Press MULTI-PG ENLARGE.
3 Select COPY RATIO(S), then press
OK.
2
Note
For more information on specifying the
copy ratio by size and number of output
pages (NUMBER OF OUTPUT PGS), see
page 102.
3
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4
4 Specify the copy ratio (%), using the
numeric keys on the control panel or
press - or + in the touch panel
display. After confirming the settings,
press OK, and then press START on
the copy module control panel to
begin the copy job.
Note
Press C if you need to cancel the
entered values.
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To make copies with different
ratios in the horizontal and
vertical directions
1 Press XY ZOOM.
2
2 Press X (the horizontal direction), and
then set the copy ratio (%) using the
numeric keys on the control panel or
by pressing - or +. Then press Y (the
vertical direction) and enter the
values. Press OK after entering the
values, and the press START on the
copy module control panel to begin
the copy job.
Note
Press C if you need to cancel the
entered values.
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1
To specify the copy ratio by
size and number of output
pages
1 After placing your original on the
glass or in the optional ADF, press
ZOOM.
2 Press MULTI-PG ENLARGE.
3 Press NUMBER OF OUTPUT PGS, and
then press OK.
2
Note
For more information on specifying the
copy ratio by % (COPY RATIO), see
page 99.
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4 Press PAPER SELECT.
5 Select the copy media size.
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
5
6 Select the number of output pages.
Confirm the settings, and then press
OK, and then press START on the
copy module control panel to begin
the copy job.
6
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Selecting original type
Use the Original Type mode when you want to make copies that most
accurately reflect the type of text, photo, or map originals. This mode
also allows you to adjust the text and photo priority level in the
Text/Photo Priority setting.
The following four settings are available for originals.
!
TEXT/PHOTO/MAP: This setting is best suited for making copies of
originals containing both text and photos, or originals containing
detailed drawings and small-size text, such as that found on a
map.
!
PRINTED IMAGE: This setting is best suited for making copies of
photos printed in magazines.
!
PHOTO: This setting is best suited for making copies of photos
printed on photographic paper.
!
BLACK TEXT: This setting is best suited for making copies of
originals containing only black text with neither illustrations nor
photos.
Note
You cannot combine these four settings. If you select one of these
settings, the previous setting is canceled.
Figure 21
Four original type settings
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If you select the following two modes simultaneously, the copy module
will make copies of originals in the Black Text setting, even if the
Text/Photo/Map setting is selected:
EN
!
Black Monochrome mode (the BLACK key lights). For information
on switching between the Full Color mode and the Black
Monochrome mode (including ACS), see page 125.
!
When Text Priority is selected in Text/Photo Priority Black
Monochrome mode, see “Text/Photo Priority in Black mode” on
page 238 for more information.
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1
To select the original type
1 Press the original type icon
.
2 Select the type of your original, and
then press DONE.
Note
You can adjust the text and photo priority
level control only when Text/Photo/Map
is selected. (See page 104.)
2
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Adjusting the text and photo priority level
The mode settings screen below appears when TXT/PHOTO SETTING
is pressed.
You can adjust the Color setting when making copies of originals
containing color images, or the Black setting when making copies of
black-and-white originals.
Press or to adjust the settings.
Text Priority:
Allows you to make clear copies of text images of originals.
Photo Priority:
Allows you to make clear copies of photo images of originals. You can
soften the “moire effect.” The “moiré effect” describes the spots on
copies resulting from copying an image (such as a magazine
photograph) made up of fine dots or lines
Note
EN
When Text Priority is selected in the Black Text Auto Exposure
Adjustment Priority setting, you cannot adjust the Black setting.
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Making double-sided copies
The copy module has several options for using both sides of the
originals to make copies on one or both sides of the copy media.
All of the following options are available by pressing TWO-SIDED on
the touch panel display and following the instructions on the screen:
!
1 2-SIDED mode: Make a double-sided copy from single-sided
originals.
!
2 2-SIDED mode: Makes double-sided copies from a
double-sided original. (Requires the optional ADF.)
!
2 1-SIDED mode: Makes single-sided copies from a
double-sided original.
!
BOOK 2 2-SIDED mode: Makes double-sided copies from a
book or magazine.
The copy quantity must be 1 when using 1 2-SIDED, 2 2-SIDED,
and BOOK 2 2-SIDED modes. You can make multiple double-sided
copies by repeating the procedures for each of the double-sided
copying modes.
Note
The screen that appears in the touch panel display varies depending
on any optional accessories that are attached.
The double-sided copy modes described in this section cannot be
used with the following modes:
!
Two-page Separation
!
Image Combination
!
Image Separation
!
Multi-page Enlargement
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The following copy media sizes and weight can be used when making
double-sided copies:
!
Media size:
• Ledger – 279 by 432 mm (11 by 17 in)
• Legal – 216 by 357 mm (8.5 by 14 in)
• A3 – 297 by 420 mm (11.7 by 16.5 in)
• Letter – 216 by 279 mm (8.5 by 11 in)
• Letter-R – 279 by 216 mm (11 by 8.5 in)
• A4 – 210 by 297 mm (8.3 by 11.7 in)
• A4-R – 297 by 210 mm (11.7 by 8.3 in)
• Executive-R – 184 by 267 mm (7.25 by 10.5 in)
!
Media weight:
• 64 to 105 g/m2 (17 to 28-lb bond)
Note
Hewlett-Packard recommends using 105 g/m2 (28-lb bond) copy
media when making copies in the 1 2-SIDED mode. Failure to do
so may adversely effect copy quality.
When you are ready to make double-sided copies on Ledger- or
A3-sized media (64 g/m2 or 17-lb bond), wait more than 30 minutes
after the power switch has been turned on before proceeding.
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Using 1 2-SIDED mode
In this mode, you can create double-sided copies from single-sided
originals.
Originals
Copy
Figure 22
Create a double-sided copy from two single-sided originals
Note
Make sure to place the original horizontally when making copies of
originals with a horizontal orientation (Letter-R or A4-R). If the original
is placed vertically, the front and back of the copy will be copied
upside down.
Single- to double-sided copies can be made only one at time.
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To use 1 2-SIDED mode with
the optional ADF
1 After placing your originals in the
optional ADF, press TWO-SIDED. The
copy quantity must be 1.
2
Note
The second side of the last double-sided
copy sheet will be left blank if there is an
odd number of originals. (The copy
module does not count this blank page
as a copy.)
2 Press 1 2-SIDED, and then press
OK, and then Press START on the
copy module control panel to begin
the copy job.
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1
To use 1 2-SIDED mode with
originals on the glass
1 After placing your originals on the
glass, press TWO-SIDED. The copy
quantity must be 1.
2 Press 1 2-SIDED, and then press
OK.
2
Note
Always place your original so that the
back side of the original faces the glass
first when making copies in two-sided
mode. Failure to do so may result in
copies with the left and right sides
reversed.
3 Place the back side of the original on
the glass, and then press START on
the copy module control panel.
4 Place the front side of the original on
the glass, then press START.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to copy
additional originals.
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Using 2 2-SIDED mode
With this mode, you can create double-sided copies from
doubled-sided originals.
Note
You can use the 2 2-SIDED mode only when the optional ADF is
installed.
Double-sided originals are automatically flipped over in the optional
ADF to make double-sided copies.
Original
Figure 23
Copy
Create a double-sided copy from a double-sided original
When your are ready to make copies in the 2 2-SIDED mode on
Ledger-sized media (64 g/m2 or 17-lb bond), wait more than 30
minutes after the power switch has been turned on before
proceeding.
Note
EN
For more information on making double-sided copies using Tray 1
(stack bypass), see “Selecting copy media size using Tray 1 for
double-sided copies” on page 71.
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1
To use 2 2-SIDED mode with
the optional ADF
1 After placing your originals in the
optional ADF, press TWO-SIDED. The
copy quantity must be 1.
2 Press 2 2-SIDED, and then press
OK. Press START on the copy module
control panel to begin the copy job.
2
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Using 2 1-SIDED mode
In 2 1-SIDED mode you can make single-sided copies from
double-sided originals
Note
If you have the optional ADF installed, this mode automatically flips
over double-sided originals placed in the optional ADF to make
one-sided copies.
Original
Figure 24
EN
Copy
Create two single-sided copies from one double-sided original
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1
To use 2 1-SIDED mode with
the optional ADF
1 After placing your originals in the
optional ADF, press TWO-SIDED.
2 Press 2 1 SIDED, press OK, and
then press START on the copy
module control panel to begin the
copy job.
2
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Making copies of a book or magazine
The following functions allow you to easily copy facing or individual
pages of a book or magazine to create high-quality copies.
Using BOOK 2-SIDED mode
Originals
Figure 25
EN
Copy
Create a double-sided copy of facing pages
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1
To use BOOK 2-SIDED mode
with originals on the glass
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press TWO-SIDED. The copy
quantity must be 1.
To make copies in page order when
placing your original on the glass, do
the following:
2
• When copy media will be output to
the face-down output bin, make
copies beginning with the first
page of the document.
• When copy media will be output to
the left output tray, make copies
beginning with the last page of the
document.
Note
Place your original with its face down so
that its top edge rests against the back
edge (away from the control panel) of the
glass.
2 Press BOOK 2-SIDED. Press OK,
and then press START on the copy
module control panel to begin the
copy job.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each set of
facing pages.
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To use BOOK 1-SIDED mode
This feature is similar to BOOK 2-SIDED mode, but it will copy
facing pages onto single-sided copy media.
Use this feature to copy facing pages in a book to two single-sided
pages. This option is available by pressing SPECIAL FEATURES on
the touch panel display.
1
Select TWO-PAGE SEPARATION on the Special Features menu.
2
Place the book onto the glass and press START.
The copy module will automatically produce two single-sided pages,
one for each page of the book. For more information about
BOOK 1-SIDED mode, see page 130.
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Additional basic copying features
Interrupt mode
This mode allows you to stop the current copy job to make other
copies that need to have priority. This mode is convenient when you
are in a hurry to make a few copies and the copy module is in the
middle of a job outputting a large quantity of copies.
The following copy settings can be selected in the Interrupt mode:
!
Adjusting exposure
!
Selecting original type
!
Preset copy ratios
!
Zoom mode
!
Selecting copy media size
!
Copy quantity
Note
The Automatic Clear feature is disabled while the copy module is in
the Interrupt mode.
Note
Up to 100 copies can be made in the Interrupt mode.
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To use the Interrupt mode:
1 Press INTERRUPT on the copy module
control panel. The key will flash until
the current copy job stops.
After the current job has stopped, the
message READY TO PERFORM
INTERRUPT JOB appears. The light on
the INTERRUPT key will be on.
Note
When a department ID and password
are required, the department ID and
password entry screen appear in the
touch panel display. Enter the
department ID and password using the
numeric keys, then press C on the copy
module control panel.
2
2 Lift the cover and remove the
previous job’s original from the glass.
Place the original that you want to
copy on the glass. and lower the
cover. Enter the new copy settings as
required.
Note
Up to 100 copies can be made in the
Interrupt mode.
If INTERRUPT is pressed again, the copy
settings will return to the copy settings
that were previously programmed.
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3
3 Press START. The PERFORMING
INTERRUPT JOB... message
appears in the touch panel display.
4 When you finish making copies, this
message appears: CONTINUE
INTERRUPT COPY? Press YES to
continue to make copies in the
Interrupt mode. Press NO to stop
making copies in the Interrupt mode.
4
To cancel the Interrupt mode, press
INTERRUPT on the copy module control
panel.
Note
Pressing RESET on the copy module
control panel will not cancel the Interrupt
mode.
5 When the Interrupt mode is canceled,
lift the cover to remove the original
copied in the Interrupt mode.
5
When the Interrupt mode is canceled,
the copy settings will return to the copy
settings that were previously
programmed.
Place the previous original (removed in
step 2) back on the glass, then lower the
cover and press START. The copy
module resumes the interrupted copy
job.
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Entering the department ID (identification)
and password
1
2
If the Department ID Management
setting is set to ON, the department ID
and password entry screen will appear in
the touch panel display after the power
switch is turned on, or after pressing
INTERRUPT, etc.
Note
If the Department ID mode is enabled,
the system will not print or copy a job
unless a Department ID and password is
entered.
1 Press DEPT. ID, and enter the
department ID number, using the
numeric keys.
Note
If you enter an incorrect department ID,
press C on the copy module control
panel, and re-enter the correct
department ID.
3
Note
If a password is not set, proceed to
step 3.
2 Press PASSWORD, and enter the
password using the numeric keys.
Note
If you enter an incorrect password, press
C and re-enter the correct password.
3 Press ID on the copy module control
panel.
The Basic Features screen appears in
the touch panel display. You can begin
making copies in the usual way.
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4
4 After finishing your copying job, press
ID.
The department ID and password
entry screen will appear in the touch
panel display.
Note
If you do not press ID after finishing your
copying job, any additional copies will be
added to the copy totals of the
department ID that you previously
entered.
Note
After making copies, the department ID
and password entry screen automatically
appears in the touch panel display after
a preset time has elapsed even if you
forget to press ID.
For more information on department IDs,
see “Setting Department ID
Management” on page 251.
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Using Automatic Color Selection (ACS)
ACS function
The copy module has an ACS function that automatically detects
whether the original is in color or black and white.
When making copies of a color original, the copy module will
automatically make copies in the Full Color mode. When making
copies of a black-and-white original, the copy module will
automatically make copies in the Black Monochrome mode.
When ACS is pressed, the ACS key lights. Press ACS again to turn
the function off. The default setting is ACS enabled.
Note
When the original contains color, the ACS function selects the Full
Color mode. However, if the color portion is very small, or if the color
is faint or appears almost black, the Black Monochrome mode may be
selected by the ACS function. If this happens, press FULL COLOR to
switch to the Full Color mode.
When making copies using the Full Color mode, black-and-white
originals will be counted as full color copies.
Making black and white copies of originals
containing color
Press BLACK on the copy module control panel, and then press
START to make copies in the Black Monochrome mode.
This function makes copies in the Black Monochrome mode,
regardless of whether the original is in color, or black and white.
Press ACS or FULL COLOR to cancel the Black Monochrome mode.
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Confirming, canceling, or changing the mode
settings
1
1 Mode settings that can be confirmed
in the Basic Features screen include:
• copy quantity
• copy exposure
2 Mode settings that cannot be
confirmed in the Basic Features
screen include Special Features
mode settings.
2
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3 To confirm the mode settings that
cannot be confirmed in the Basic
Features screen, press SETTING
CONFIRMATION.
4 After pressing SETTING
CONFIRMATION, the mode settings
that have been programmed appear
in the touch panel display.
4
EN
You can cancel or display the mode
settings by pressing each mode in
the touch panel display.
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Canceling or changing the mode settings
1
You can cancel or change the mode
settings that have been previously
programmed.
The procedures to cancel or change the
mode settings vary depending on each
mode setting.
!
To cancel some selections, press
SETTING CONFIRMATION and then
press the mode you wish to cancel.
The selected mode will change from
black to white, indicating that the
mode setting has been canceled.
!
To cancel the other selections, press
SETTING CONFIRMATION and then
press the mode selection you wish to
cancel. A screen that allows you to
cancel that selection will appear.
Press C to cancel the mode, or
change the mode setting and press
2
OK
3
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Press RESET on the copy module control
panel to cancel all the mode settings that
have been previously programmed and
return to the Default mode settings.
EN
4
Special image
adjustments
Overview
The HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP performs a wide variety of copy
functions. This chapter describes how to customize your copies by
making adjustments that change how the image is copied. These
special adjustments include:
EN
!
Separating pages
!
Shifting images
!
Shifting images to create margins
!
Erasing frames
!
Combining images
!
Separating images
!
Copying from special-media originals
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Separating pages
When you are printing from a book or a magazine, you can use
Two-Page Separation mode to make individual copies of facing
pages. The copies will be single-sided.
Figure 26
Single-sided copies of facing pages
You cannot use two-page separation with the following modes:
!
Two-sided
!
Image Combination
!
Image Separation
If you want to make copies in page order, proceed as follows:
!
When you are sending copies to the face-down output bin, begin
making copies of the first page of several facing pages and work
your way backward.
!
When you are sending copies to the face-up output bin, begin
making copies of the last page of several facing pages and work
your way forward.
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To make copies of facing pages
1
1 Place the original face down with the
top edge resting against the back of
the glass, away from the control
panel.
2 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
3 Press TWO-PAGE SEPARATION.
Press DONE, and then press START to
make copies.
2
3
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Shifting images
Using the Special Features mode called Center/Corner Shift, you can
shift the image from the original to the center, edge, or corner of the
copy. You also can move the image to a specific location on the page
using numeric key entries.
Shifting images to the edge, corner, or center
The example below illustrates the copy output that can be produced
using the Center/Corner Shift mode.
Copy with original image
shifted to the center
Original
Copy with original image
shifted to a corner
Figure 27
Image shifted to center or corner
Note
When the original and the copy media are the same size, the image
will not be shifted.
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1
To shift images to the center,
edge, or corner of the copy
media
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press SHIFT.
3 Press CENTER/CORNER SHIFT.
Select the direction to shift the image,
and then press OK. Press DONE, and
then press START to make copies.
2
Note
The shift direction described here is the
direction you will move the image on the
copy. It does not indicate the orientation
of the original you placed on the glass.
3
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Shifting images to a designated position on
the copy media
Instead of shifting the image using the Center/Corner Shift mode, you
can move it to a specific location using NO. KEY ENTRY. The example
below shows how a copied image might appear using horizontal and
vertical placement coordinates.
Enter the values
for shifting
the position
Original
Figure 28
Copy
Image shifted to designated position
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1
To shift images to a specific
location
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
Note
The LOAD**-SIZE PAPER message
appears when no copy media is set in
the selected media tray.
2
2 Press SHIFT.
3 Press NO. KEY ENTRY.
3
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4
4 Select the shift direction to display
the associated number entry screen.
Enter values in inches or millimeters
(press MM first) for each direction you
will shift the image, then press OK.
When all of the shift positions have
been entered, press OK. Press DONE,
and then press START to make
copies.
Note
The shift direction described here is the
direction you will move the image on the
copy. It does not indicate the orientation
of the original you placed on the glass.
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Shifting images to create margins
You can shift the entire original image slightly to create a margin
(adjustable from 0 to 20 mm [0 to 3/4 in]) on the copied output using
the Margin mode. You can create margins on the left, right, top, or
bottom of the copies.
Left margin
selected
Right margin
selected
Top margin
selected
Bottom margin
selected
Original
Figure 29
Image shifted to create margins
Note
When MARGIN is selected, the entire original image is shifted by a
selected width and is copied. When making copies of an original
image that extends to the edge of the sheet, part of that image will be
cut off.
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1
To make copies with margins
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press MARGIN.
3 Select the type of the margin (left,
right, top, or bottom), and then press
OK.
2
3
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4
4 Use - or + to specify the width of
the margin, and then press OK. Press
DONE, and then press START to make
copies.
Note
You cannot use Top Margin or Bottom
Margin for the back side of the copy.
Note
Press MM to enter values in millimeters.
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Erasing frames
When the size of the original varies from the size of the copy, or when
making copies from facing pages of a book, the resulting copies may
have dark edges, shadows, or other imperfections. The Frame Erase
feature of the copy module will help clean up the finished copies. Use
Frame Erase to do the following:
!
erase dark shadows, borders, or a frame around the image
!
create a blank (white) border around a copy
!
remove border or center lines when copying from a book
!
remove shadows produced by binding holes on the originals from
the edge of copies
Erasing shadows or dark borders from copies
Original Frame Erase mode will erase the dark border and frame that
appear when the original is smaller than the selected copy media
size.
Copy
Frame Erase
not selected
Original
Frame Erase
selected
Figure 30
Image without and with the dark border erased
CAUTION
Only standard-size originals can be copied in the Original Frame
Erase mode.
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To erase shadows from copies
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press PAPER SELECT to select
the copy media size, and then press
SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press FRAME ERASE.
3 Press ORIGINAL FRAME ERASE, and
then press OK.
2
3
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4
4 Select the original media size, and
then press OK. Press DONE, and then
press START to make copies.
Note
You can use Original Frame Erase only
with the original sizes displayed in the
touch panel display.
Note
When A/B-SIZE is pressed, you can
select the ISO media size.
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Erasing shadows from the edges of copies
Sheet Frame Erase will create a blank border approximately 7 mm
(1/4 in) wide around the edge of the copy media to erase shadows
and lines that appear when making copies.
Original
Figure 31
EN
Copy
Image with blank border added
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1
To erase shadows from the
edge of copies
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press FRAME ERASE.
3 Select SHEET FRAME ERASE, and
then press OK.
4 Press DONE, and then press START to
make copies.
2
3
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Erasing the center line or dark border from the
copies of bound documents
Use Book Frame Erase to remove the dark border, center lines, and
contour lines (between pages) from copies of bound documents like
books or magazines.
Copy
Book Frame
Erase
not selected
Original
Book Frame
Erase selected
Figure 32
EN
Image with center line and dark border erased
Erasing frames 145
1
To erase center lines or dark
borders
1 Place your original face down with
the top edge resting against the back
of the glass, away from the control
panel; and then press SPECIAL
FEATURES.
2 Press FRAME ERASE.
3 Select BOOK FRAME ERASE, and then
press OK.
2
3
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4
4 Select the size of the book when
opened, and then press OK.
Note
When A/B-SIZE is pressed, you can
select the ISO media size.
5 Specify the width of the center of the
book to be erased, using - and +,
and then press OK. Press DONE, and
then press START to make copies.
5
EN
Note
Press MM to enter values in millimeters.
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Erasing binding holes on copies
Use Binding Erase to make copies without the shadows that can
appear in copies from binding holes in the original.
Binding Erase
not selected
Copy
Original with binding holes
Binding Erase
selected
Figure 33
Image without and with binding holes erased
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1
To erase binding holes
1 Place your original on the glass, and
then press SPECIAL FEATURES.
Note
Originals with binding holes may tear, so
do not place them in the optional ADF.
Place the area of the original that
contains the binding holes to the right on
the glass.
2
2 Press FRAME ERASE.
3 Select BINDING ERASE, and then
press OK.
3
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4
4 Specify the frame erase width, using
- and +., and then press OK. Press
DONE, and then press START to make
copies.
Note
Press MM to enter values in millimeters.
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Combining images
Image Combination allows you to reduce multiple original pages and
copy them onto one side or both sides of the copy media.
Note
You can use Image Combination (pages per sheet) only when the
optional ADF is attached.
In this mode you can automatically reduce two or four originals to fit
on one side or both sides of the selected copy sheet. Both image
combinations are shown below.
Originals
Copy
Figure 34
Two originals copied onto one sheet (2 on 1)
Originals
Copy
Figure 35
EN
Four originals copied onto the front and back of one sheet
(2 on 1/two-sided mode)
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Follow these guidelines when using Image Combination mode:
!
You can only make copies of either the front or back of
double-sided originals at one time.
!
Originals copied in the Image Combination mode must all be the
same size.
!
When making copies in the 2 on 1/two-sided mode on A3 or
Ledger-sized media (64 g/m2 or 17-lb bond), wait more than
30 minutes after the power switch has been turned on.
!
The copy quantity in the 2 on 1/two-sided mode is one,
regardless of the size of the selected copy media.
You cannot use Image Combination (pages per sheet) with the
following modes:
Note
!
Two-sided
!
Two-page Separation
!
Image Separation
!
Framing
!
Blanking
!
Multi-page Enlargement
!
Entire Image
The reduction ratio is automatically set to match the selected copy
media size.
The Image Combination (pages per sheet) settings that can be
selected depend on which optional accessories are attached. When
the optional ADF is attached, the selectable features are 2 on 1 and
2 on 1/two-sided.
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To fit two to four originals on a
single sheet
1 Place your originals in the optional
ADF.
Note
Always place your originals vertically in
the optional ADF.
2 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2
3 Press IMAGE COMB.
3
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4
4 Select the original media size, and
then press OK.
Note
Image Combination can be performed
only with images having the original
sizes displayed in the screen.
When A/B-SIZE is pressed, you can
select the ISO media size.
5
5 Select the desired Image
Combination setting, and then press
OK.
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
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6
6 Select the copy media size, and then
press OK. Press DONE, and then
press START to make copies.
Note
You cannot use the Image Combination
mode with the Auto Paper Selection
setting.
The copy module will automatically
reduce the images on the copies to fit
the selected copy media size.
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
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Separating images
Use Image Separation to automatically divide the original into equal
sections, and make copies of each section in enlarged form on
separate sheets of copy media. Below are examples of each of the
four options in Image Separation mode.
1 to 2: Divides the original into two equal sections and outputs the
sections in enlarged form on two separate pages.
Copies
Original
Figure 36
Single-sided original divided into two equal sections
1 to 4: Divides the original into four equal sections and outputs the
sections in enlarged form on four separate pages.
Original
Figure 37
Copies
Single-sided original divided into four equal sections
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1 to 2 / 2" 1 sided: Divides the original into two equal sections from
each side of the original, and outputs the sections in enlarged form on
four separate pages.
Copies
Original
Figure 38
Two-sided original divided into four single-sided copies
1 to 4 / 2 " 1 sided: Divides the original into four equal sections from
each side of the original, and outputs the sections in enlarged form on
eight separate pages.
Original
Copies
Figure 39
Two-sided original divided into eight single-sided copies
Note
Originals copied in the Image Separation mode must be the same
size.
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Do not use Image Separation with the following modes:
!
Two-sided
!
Two-page Separation
!
Image Combination
When dividing originals, use the following guidelines:
!
The enlargement ratio is automatically set to match the selected
copy media size.
!
You can use 1 to 2 and 2 " 1 sided and 1 to 4 and 2 " 1 sided
only when the optional ADF is attached.
!
You can place Executive-, A5-, A4-, or Letter-size originals
horizontally or vertically when using 1 to 2 and 1 to 2 / 2 " 1
sided. When placed vertically, each page is divided into upper
and lower sections.
!
When either 1 to 2 or 1 to 2 / 2 " 1 sided is selected, copies are
made vertically or horizontally depending on the orientation of
your original.
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To divide an original into equal
sections and copy onto
separate pages
1 Place your original on the glass, and
then press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE SEPARATION.
3 Select the desired Image Separation
setting, and then press OK.
2
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on any
optional accessories that are attached.
3
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4
5
4 When selecting 1 to 4 or 1 to 4 /
2 " 1 sided, the following screen
appears: SELECT THE LAYOUT OF
THE LAST ORIGINAL. Select the
matching layout type, and then
press OK.
Note
By selecting the layout of the last page,
the copy module will not output blank
sheets of media. This setting will help
conserve copy media.
5 Select the copy media size, and then
press OK. Press DONE, and then
press START to make copies.
Note
The copy module will automatically make
copies in enlarged form to fit the
selected copy media size.
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on the
optional accessories that are attached.
You cannot use Image Separation with
Auto Paper Selection.
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Copying from special-media originals
The optional ADF supports several special types of media. If you wish
to make copies from originals printed on special media, use Heavy
Sheet Original mode and the optional ADF. You can use Heavy Sheet
Original mode for any of the following special media:
Note
!
Heaver paper up to 105 g/m2 (28 lb) bond
!
Glossy colored originals
!
Paper with a shiny surface
You can use Heavy Sheet Original only when the optional ADF is
attached.
The following original media sizes can be used in this setting:
Note
EN
!
Media size: Executive/A5-size to 11 by 17 in/A3-size
(Executive/A5-size originals must be placed vertically)
!
Media weight: 50 to 105 g/m2 (15 to 28-lb) bond
!
Media quantity at one time: Stack about 10 mm (3/8 in) high
When placing heavy sheet originals in the optional ADF, the copying
speed will be slower than that of normal copying.
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1
Making copies from special
types of media
1 Place your originals in the optional
ADF.
2 Select SPECIAL FEATURES.
3 Select HEAVY SHEET ORIG. Press
DONE, and then START to make
copies.
2
3
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Image manipulation
Overview
This chapter describes the procedures necessary to make copies of
specific areas of originals, and to change or adjust the original images
on copies. Topics include:
EN
!
Framing
!
Blanking
!
Negative/positive (Nega/Posi)
!
Repeating images
!
Mirroring images
!
Slanting images
!
Sharpening contrast
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Framing
Framing is the ability to select one or more designated areas on an
original, and to copy only those areas. There are several tasks you
can perform in Framing mode:
!
Designate up to four image areas to copy using numeric keys
!
Edit an already defined image area
!
Clear designated image areas
Each function is described in this section.
Original
X2
X1
Copy
Y1
Y2
Designated areas
Figure 40
Designate one or more image areas to be copied
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Designating image areas to copy
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press FRAMING/BLANKING.
3 Designate the area to include on the
copy. Press X1, Y1, X2, and Y2 to
enter the corresponding values using
the numeric keys. Press OK.
Note
You can enter values only in millimeters.
2
3
X1: Length from the right edge of the
original to the right edge of the
designated area
X2: Length from the right edge of the
original to the left edge of the designated
area
Y1: Length from the top edge of the
original to the top edge of the designated
area
Y2: Length from the top edge of the
original to the bottom edge of the
designated area
If you enter incorrect values, press the
CLEAR NUMERIC VALUE key and reenter
the correct values.
The maximum values that can be
designated for X1 and X2, and Y1 and Y2
are as follows:
! X1 and X2 = 432 mm (17.28 in)
! Y1 and Y2 = 297 mm (11.88 in)
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4
4 Select AREA 2 if you wish to
designate a second area. Repeat the
procedure described in Step 3.
Designate Area 3 and Area 4 in the
same way. Select FRAMING, and then
press OK.
Note
You can designate up to four separate
image areas.
5
5 Select YES or NO to shift the
designated area to the center of the
copy, then press OK. Place your
original on the glass. Press DONE,
and then press START to make
copies.
Note
Match the orientation of the original on
the glass with the coordinates you
entered.
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Editing an already defined image area
1
1 After you press FRAMING, press
REENTER AREA/ERASE. When
multiple areas are designated, select
the button of the area to be edited,
then press REENTER AREA/ERASE.
2 Press the X1, X2, Y1, and Y2 buttons
to be edited, and reenter the
corresponding values using the
numeric keys. After reentering all the
values for the coordinates, press OK
to complete area editing.
2
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Clearing designated image areas
1
1 After you press FRAMING, select the
button of the area to be cleared.
Then press REENTER AREA/ERASE.
2 Press CLEAR AREA, and then press
C. to clear the selected area.
3 To clear all image areas, press YES at
the prompt.
2
3
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Blanking
Blanking is the opposite of Framing. In Blanking mode, you can make
copies that exclude one or more designated areas from the original.
Areas are designated by using the numeric keys on the copy module
control panel.
There are several tasks you can perform in Blanking mode:
!
Designate up to four image areas to be removed using the
numeric keys
!
Edit an already defined image area
!
Clear designated image areas
Each function is described in this section.
Original
X2
X1
Copy
Y1
Y2
Designated areas
Figure 41
EN
Exclude designated areas from the original so they do not
appear on the copy
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Designating image areas to exclude
1
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press FRAMING/BLANKING.
3 Designate the area to exclude from
the copy. Press the X1, Y1, X2, and
Y2 buttons and enter the
corresponding values using the
numeric keys. Press OK.
2
Note
For an explanation of how to designate
the coordinates for the area using the
X1, X2, Y1, and Y2 buttons, see
page 165.
3
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4
4 Select AREA 2, 3, or 4 if you wish to
designate more areas. Repeat the
procedure described in step 3. After
designating all areas, select
BLANKING, then press OK. Place your
original on the glass. Then press
DONE and press START to make
copies.
Note
You can designate up to four separate
image areas.
Note
Match the orientation of the original on
the glass with the coordinates you
entered.
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Editing an already defined image area
1
2
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1 After you press BLANKING, press
REENTER AREA/ERASE. When
multiple areas are designated, select
the button of the area to be edited,
then press REENTER AREA/ERASE.
2 Press the X1, X2, Y1, and Y2 buttons
to be edited, then reenter the
corresponding values using the
numeric keys on the copy module
control panel. After reentering all the
values for the coordinates, press OK
to complete area editing.
EN
Clearing designated image areas
1
1 Select the button of the area to be
cleared, and then press REENTER
AREA/ERASE.
2 Press CLEAR AREA, and then press
C. The selected area is cleared.
3 To clear all areas, press YES.
2
3
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Negative/positive (Nega/Posi)
Negative/positive mode (which is listed on the touch panel display as
“Nega/Posi”) allows you to make negative images on copies by
reversing the color hues and gradations of the original. The copy
module uses complementary colors in the Nega/Posi mode.
Complementary colors work together to produce the same richness in
hue on the copied page as everyday objects have in direct sunlight.
Nega/Posi mode reverses these colors to produce a copy that
resembles a negative from a roll of film.
Below is an example of the copied output using Nega/Posi mode.
Original
Figure 42
Copy
Color hues and gradations are reversed in Nega/Posi mode
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Making negative images from positive
originals
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE CREATION.
2
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3
3 Select NEGA/POSI, then press DONE.
Press DONE again, and then press
START to make copies.
Note
The setting confirmation button will
appear in the upper right-hand corner of
the touch panel display to show that
special features have been selected.
Press this button to display any set
special features.
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Repeating images
This mode provides the ability to repeat all or portions of the original
on the copied page. There are two settings in Image Repeat mode:
!
Auto Repeat
!
Manual Repeat
Both settings can be used for copying the entire original, or for
copying selected portions of the original.
Entire original
Designated area on the original
(Framing)
Auto repeat copying
Manual repeat copying
specifying three repetitions*
Auto repeat copying
Manual repeat copying
specifying three repetitions*
* Part of the image may be cut off if the number of image repetitions cannot be copied on
the selected media size.
Figure 43
EN
Examples of repeated images
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Making copies with repeated images
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE CREATION.
3 Press IMAGE REPEAT.
2
3
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4
4 Specify the number of times you want
the image to be repeated using the
numeric keys or the - and + buttons.
Press AUTO to make copies with the
Auto Repeat setting. If you want to
copy only a designated area of the
original, press FRAMING. (See the
framing instructions on page 165.)
After completing the framing
selection, or if you are not using
framing, press OK and proceed to
step 5.
5
5 Press DONE on the screen pictured
here, and on the subsequent screen
(not pictured). Then press START to
make copies.
Note
When copying using the Auto Repeat
setting, the original image is repeated
until the media is filled on the selected
copy media size.
When copying using the Manual Repeat
setting, part of the image may be cut off
if the number of repeated images cannot
fit onto the selected copy media.
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Mirroring images
You can make copies with the original image reversed along the
horizontal axis. The result is a mirror image of the original. You can
create a mirror image of the entire original, or of only a portion of the
original. Both options are shown below.
Entire original
Entire original
Copy
Designated area on the original
(framing)
Entire original
Figure 44
Copy
Examples of mirror-image copies
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Making mirror-image copies
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE CREATION.
3 Press MIRROR IMAGE.
2
3
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4
4 Select YES or NO when the PERFORM
FRAMING/BLANKING? message
appears, and then press OK.
If you select NO, press OK and
proceed to step 5.
5
Selecting YES allows you to specify
what part of the original to use for the
mirror image. If you select YES, refer
to the Framing instructions on
page 165 or the Blanking instructions
on page 170. Press OK.
Note
If FRAMING is selected, the copy module
will proceed to make mirror-image
copies of only the designated area on
the original. If BLANKING is selected, the
copy module will proceed to make
mirror-image copies excluding the
designated area on the original.
5 Press DONE on the screen pictured
here, and on the subsequent screen
(not pictured). Then press START to
make copies.
Note
The setting confirmation button (not
pictured) will appear in the upper
right-hand corner of the touch panel
display to show that special features
have been selected. Press this button to
display any set special features.
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Slanting images
Add variety to your copies by slanting images. In Slanted Image
mode, you can copy an original or portions of an original at a
designated angle. Both options are shown below.
Entire original
Entire original
Copy
Designated area on the original
(framing)
Entire original
Figure 45
EN
Copy
Examples of slanted images
Slanting images 183
Copying images at a slant
1
1 After placing your original, press
SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE CREATION.
3 Press SLANTED IMAGE.
2
3
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4
4 Designate the angle using or .
Select FRAMING to make copies of a
designated area on the original. This
allows you to specify what part of the
original to use for the slanted image.
See the instructions on page 165 for
making the framing selection.
5
After the framing selection has been
made, or if FRAMING is not being
used, press OK and proceed to
step 5.
Note
The relationship between the orientation
of the original image and the slanted
image is represented by the “R” in the
touch panel display.
If the Slanted Image setting causes a
part of the image to fall outside of the
copy media area, only the part that is
within the media area is copied; the rest
of the image is lost.
5 Press DONE on the screen pictured
here, and on the subsequent screen
(not pictured). Then press START to
make copies.
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Sharpening contrast
The Sharpness mode allows you to vary the degree of sharpness or
softness on the copies. There are seven levels of sharpness, ranging
from high to low. The high and low extremes are described below.
High
Setting the sharpness level higher more clearly defines the edges of
original images. Faint images or fine text are darkened and made
more distinct. The higher the setting, the clearer the images.
Original
Figure 46
Copy
Set sharpness high for better contrast
Low
Setting the sharpness level lower softens the contrast of original
images. By lowering the contrast, you reduce the granularity caused
by copying photographs or glossy pages. The lower the sharpness,
the less the granularity.
Original
Figure 47
Copy
Set sharpness low for softly blurred images
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Modifying the sharpness of the copies
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press SHARPNESS.
3 Select LOW or HIGH to adjust
sharpness. Then press OK. Press
DONE, and then press START to make
copies.
2
Note
The setting confirmation button (not
pictured) will appear in the upper
right-hand corner of the touch panel
display to show that special features
have been selected. Press this button to
display any set special features.
3
EN
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Color balance and
color creation
Overview
This chapter discusses the HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP image
adjustment and color manipulation capabilities including:
EN
!
Color settings
!
Storing color settings
!
One Touch Color
!
Background color adjustment
!
Second Side Elimination
Overview 189
Color settings
Color on a copied page can be altered by fine-tuning the copy module
color settings. The following color attributes can be adjusted using the
color settings of the copy module:
!
color balance
!
color density
Color Balance
You can adjust the color’s tone by using the Color Balance feature of
the copy module. The relative strengths of cyan (blue-color tones),
magenta (red-color tones), yellow, and black will vary depending on
the settings you make in the Color Balance mode.
Increased yellow
Decreased yellow
Increased magenta
Decreased magenta
Increased cyan
Decreased cyan
Increased black
Decreased black
Original
Figure 48
Examples of Color Balance adjustments
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1
To adjust the color balance
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press COLOR BALANCE.
3 Press + and - to adjust the color
balance for each primary color, and
then press OK. Press DONE, and then
press START to make copies.
2
Note
You can also adjust color density at this
point. For more information see “Color
Density” on page 192.
3
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Color Density
The color density of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black can be
individually adjusted to high, medium, and low. The settings made in
Color Density mode will increase or decrease the strength of the color
in the copied image. The colors on the copied pages will have a
darker or lighter application as a result of the Color Density setting.
High density magenta
is increased
High density cyan
is increased
Low density magenta
is increased
Low density cyan
is increased
Original
Figure 49
Examples of Color Density adjustments
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To adjust color density
1 While in the Color Balance mode,
press DENSITY FINE ADJ.
2 Select the color you want to adjust,
and then press - and + to decrease
and increase the color density of the
selected color, and then press OK.
This will return you to step 3 of “To
adjust the color balance” on
page 191.
2
EN
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Storing color settings
1
The copy module can store up to four
color balance and color density settings
you commonly use. You can access
these settings through the copy module
touch screen display.
To store color settings
2
1 Make the desired color setting
changes, as described in “To adjust
the color balance” on page 191 and
“To adjust color density” on page 193.
Press RECALL/STORE when the
changes have been made.
2 Press STORE/ERASE.
3 Press STORE.
3
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4 Select the button to which you want
to assign the setting, and press OK.
5 Make sure that the color balance
setting was stored, and press YES to
use the selected settings.
If the color balance setting was not
stored correctly, press NO to cancel
the stored color balance settings.
5
Note
The message DO YOU WISH TO
OVERWRITE PREVIOUS SETTING?
appears if you try to assign new settings
to a button that is already assigned color
settings. To overwrite the previous
setting, press YES. To assign your
settings to a different button press NO.
6 Press OK.
6
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1
To name the stored setting
1 Press STORE NAME.
2 Select the key you would like to
name, and press OK.
Enter a name using the alphabetic
keys on the touch screen display.
After entering a name, press OK.
2
Note
For instructions on how to enter
characters using the touch screen, see
page 43.
Up to ten characters can be entered. A
single special character is counted as
two normal characters.
If OK is pressed without any characters
entered, the name returns to the default
factory setting.
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1
To recall stored color settings
Once a color balance or density setting
is stored, you can recall it using the
following procedure:
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press COLOR BALANCE.
3 Press RECALL/STORE.
2
3
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4
4 Select the key storing the desired
color balance, and then press OK.
5 The stored color balance setting
screen appears. Press OK to select
the stored color balance setting.
Press DONE, and then press START to
make copies.
5
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To erase the stored setting
Refer to the procedure for recalling
stored color settings on page 197 before
completing the steps below.
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press COLOR BALANCE.
3 Press RECALL/STORE.
2
3
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4
4 After pressing STORE/ERASE on the
touch panel display, press ERASE.
5 Select the desired key to be erased,
and press OK.
6 Confirm the color balance setting to
be erased, and then press YES.
Press NO to cancel erasing.
5
6
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One Touch Color
One Touch Color allows you to quickly and easily apply six commonly
used image adjustments to modify the color characteristics of the
original. The following predefined settings can be used to adjust the
color image of your copy.
Vivid colors: Makes copies with more vivid hues.
Tranquil colors: Makes copies with subdued hues.
Tranquil colors
Figure 50
Vivid colors
Original
Examples of vivid and tranquil color settings
Lighten image: Decreases the strength of the color in the
low-exposure range while maintaining a good color balance, resulting
in a copy with lighter colors.
Darken image: Increases the strength of the color in the
low-exposure range while maintaining a good color balance, resulting
in a copy with darker colors.
Lighten image
Figure 51
EN
Original
Darken image
Examples of lighten and darken settings
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Highlight reproduction: Clearly reproduces highlights that normally
appear on a copy as white.
Original
Figure 52
Highlighted image
Example of highlight reproduction
Old-fashioned photo image: Makes copies that look like
old-fashioned (sepia-tinted) photographs.
Original
Figure 53
Old-fashioned image
Example of old-fashioned photo setting
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1
To select a One Touch Color
setting
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press ONE TOUCH COLOR.
3 Select the desired image quality, then
press OK. Press DONE, and then
press START to make copies.
2
Note
Multiple image qualities can be
simultaneously selected, with the
exception of the following combinations:
! Vivid Colors and Tranquil Colors
! Lighten Image and Darken Image
! Lighten/Darken Image and Highlight
Reproduction
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Making single-color copies
1
The Single Color setting allows you to
make single-color copies in one of seven
specific colors.
To select one color
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press SINGLE COLOR.
2
3 Select the desired color, then press
OK. Press DONE, and then press
START to make copies.
3
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Background color adjustment
Background color adjustment (displayed as BACKGROUND COLOR
ADJ.) allows you to eliminate or change the color that appears on the
copies as a result of the copy module trying to reproduce the color or
texture of the original media. For example, newspapers are printed on
media that the copy module will try to reproduce, creating an
unwanted effect. This feature allows a user to change or eliminate this
effect.
Background Color cannot be used in combination with the following
modes:
EN
!
Black Text setting in the Basic Features screen (See page 104.)
!
Black Monochrome mode (the BLACK key lights) (See page 125.)
!
Single Color mode (See page 204.)
!
Speed priority setting – the Black Text Automatic Exposure
Adjustment priority setting in Administration (Additional)
functions. (See page 236.)
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Adjusting the background color
1
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press A to set the automatic
exposure. Then press SPECIAL
FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE QUALITY ADJ.
3 Press BACKGROUND COLOR ADJ.,
and then press OK. Press DONE, and
then press START to make copies.
2
3
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1
To make fine adjustments to
the background color
Fine-tune the background color settings
if either of the following conditions exist:
2
!
the automatic settings do not entirely
remove the background
!
the automatic settings are too
extreme and have negative effects on
the desired image
Note
When making fine adjustments, the
automatic exposure control setting is
cancelled and copies are made using the
fine adjusted copy setting.
1 Press IMAGE QUALITY ADJ., and
then press FINE ADJUST.
2 Press - or + to eliminate the
background color or the excessively
light tones.
EN
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Second Side Elimination
Use Second Side Elimination mode to keep an image from the back
side of a lightweight original from the appearing on the copy.
Second Side Elimination cannot be combined with the following
settings:
!
Speed Priority setting in the Black Text Auto Exposure
Adjustment Priority setting in the Administration (Additional)
functions (see page 236)
!
Black Text setting in the Basic Features screen (see page 104)
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To use Second Side Elimination
1 After placing your original on the
glass, press A to set the automatic
exposure. Then press SPECIAL
FEATURES.
2 Press IMAGE QUALITY ADJ.
3 Press 2ND SIDE ELIMINATION, and
then press OK. Press DONE, and then
press START to make copies.
2
3
EN
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1
Making fine adjustments to
Second Side Elimination
1 Press FINE ADJUST if the shadow of
the image on the rear side of the
original is not completely eliminated
from the copy.
2
Note
The Automatic Exposure Control setting
is canceled when the FINE ADJUST is
pressed. Copies will be made using the
exposure selected by the process of
making fine adjustments.
2 Press the - key if the second side
background has not been removed.
Press the + key if the desired image
has become too light.
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Stored copy job
settings
Overview
The copy module can be configured to store frequently used copy job
settings in memory. Topics covered are:
EN
!
Mode Memory
!
Recall feature
Overview 211
Mode Memory
Using Mode Memory
You can use Mode Memory to maximize the storage capabilities of
the copy module. This feature allows you to:
!
store copy job settings
!
name setting keys
!
recall copy job settings
!
erase setting keys
Use Mode Memory to store frequently used copy settings. These
settings can be recalled with the touch of a key and are retained in
memory even if the power is turned off.
Storing copy job settings
Copy settings are made in the copy module touch panel display in the
Basic Features and Special Features screens. Various copy settings
can be stored using Mode Memory, including:
!
copy quantity
!
double-sided copying
!
color settings
!
reduce/enlarge
You will assign the copy job settings you wish to store to a key in the
copy module touch screen display. After you have stored the settings,
you can customize the name of the key.
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1
To store copy settings
1 Select the copy settings that you
would like to store from the Basic
Features or Special Features screen.
Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press MODE MEMORY.
3 Press STORE/ERASE.
2
3
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4
4 Press STORE.
5 Select the desired key (M1 to M5) to
store specific copy settings and then
press OK.
Note
The copy settings of the key you choose
will display when you select a key that
already has stored settings.
5
Use the and keys to view the copy
job settings if they will not fit in the touch
panel display.
6 Press YES to store your settings on
the key. To return to the Basic
Features screen without storing your
settings, press NO.
When YES is pressed, STORED
appears in the touch panel display.
Press OK, and then press DONE.
6
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Note
Selecting YES will override previously
stored copy job settings.
EN
1
To assign a name to a key
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press MODE MEMORY.
3 Press STORE/ERASE.
2
3
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4
4 Press STORE NAME.
5 Select the key (M1 to M5) you would
like to name, and then press OK.
Note
The copy settings of the key you choose
will display when you select a key that
already has stored settings.
5
Use the and keys to view the copy
job settings if they will not fit in the touch
panel display.
6 Enter a name, then press OK. Press
OK, and then press DONE to return to
the Basic Features screen.
6
Note
Up to ten characters can be used when
naming a key. A special character is
counted as two normal characters. If OK
is pressed without any characters being
entered, the name of the key returns to
the factory default setting.
For instructions on how to enter
characters, see page 43.
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Recalling copy job settings
Using Mode Memory for frequently used copy job settings will allow
you to access these settings. The recall function will access the
stored copy job settings, and will allow you to make changes to those
settings, if necessary.
1
To recall copy job settings
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press MODE MEMORY.
3 Select the key of the copy job you
have previously stored.
Note
The copy settings of the key you choose
will display when you select a key that
already has stored settings.
2
Use the and keys if all of the copy
settings will not display in the touch
panel display.
4 Press OK, and then press DONE. The
screen returns to the Basic Features
screen. Press the START key on the
control panel to begin the copy job.
3
EN
Note
After recalling a copy job, you can
change the copy settings before making
copies.
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Erasing stored copy settings
If you no longer need to have certain copy job settings stored in Mode
Memory, you can erase them from the copy module touch screen
display. Stored settings will not be erased when the power is off, but
they will be deleted if they are overridden by other settings or erased
using the following procedure.
1
To erase stored copy settings
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press MODE MEMORY.
3 Press STORE/ERASE.
2
3
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4
4 Press ERASE.
5 Select the key to be erased, then
press OK.
Note
The copy settings of the key you choose
will display when you select a key that
already has stored settings.
5
Use the and keys if all of the copy
settings will not display in the touch
panel display.
6 To erase your settings press YES.
When YES is pressed, ERASED
appears in the touch panel display.
Press NO if you do not want to erase
the key. Press DONE on all
subsequent screens until you return
to the Basic Features screen.
6
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Recall feature
Use the Recall feature to access copy job settings used for a
previously copied job, and apply them to your copy job. The copy
module can access the copy job settings of the last three copy jobs.
You can change the recalled copy job settings for your copy job.
The following types of copy jobs can be recalled:
Note
!
Copy quantity, copy exposure, copy ratio, margin, etc. selected
before the START key was pressed.
!
Copy settings before the RESET key was pressed (copy settings
before resetting).
!
Copy settings recalled from Mode Memory.
The last three copy jobs are kept in memory even if the power is
turned off.
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Recalling copy job settings
1
1 Press SPECIAL FEATURES.
2 Press REC.
3 Select 1BEFORE, 2BEFORE, or
3BEFORE.
Press OK, and then press DONE.
Press the START key to start the copy
job.
2
Note
The copy settings of the key you choose
will display when you select a key that
already has stored settings.
Use the and keys if all of the copy
settings will not display in the touch
panel display.
After recalling a copy job, you can
change the copy settings before making
copies.
3
EN
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Administration
Functions
Overview
This chapter discusses the various settings in the Administration
(Additional) Functions mode of the copy module, including:
EN
!
Administration Functions
!
Custom Common settings
!
Custom Copy settings
!
Timer settings
!
Adjustment/cleaning
!
Counter Check
Overview 223
Administration Functions
The Administration (Additional) Functions menu allows a key operator
or system administrator to change the following:
!
Custom Common settings
!
Custom Copy settings
!
Timer settings
!
Adjustment/cleaning
!
Billing meter
The settings made in the Administrative functions menus become the
new default values. The copy module will return to these settings
when the RESET key is pressed.
Note
Administration Functions is called Additional Functions on the copy
module touch panel display.
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Using Administration Functions
This chapter describes each feature available in the Administration
(Additional) Functions menu. Menu items in the Administration
(Additional) Functions menu listed in the “Administration Functions
settings,” table on page 227 can be set to customize the operation of
the copy module. These settings can be password protected, so only
a key operator or system administrator can change the settings. For
more information on how to password protect the Administration
(Additional) Functions menu see page 248.
Note
Depending on which optional accessories are attached to the copy
module, some of the custom settings might not be changed. These
settings are indicated in gray in the touch panel display.
Figure 54
Administration Functions touch panel display screen
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1
To access the Administration
Functions screen
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key.
Note
The ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS key
flashes when the Administration
(Additional) Functions screen is being
displayed.
2
2 The Administration (Additional)
Functions screen appears. Press the
key that contains the menu items that
need to be changed. (See
“Administration Functions settings”
on page 227.)
Note
The screen returns to the Basic Features
screen when DONE is pressed.
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Administration Functions settings
The following table provides menu items and settings for
Administration (Additional) Functions. For additional information on
these menu items see the page referenced in the “Reference page”
column of the table.
Administration Functions settings
Custom
Common
settings
Menu items and their
descriptions
Settings (* indicates
factory default setting)
Reference
page
AUDIBLE TONES
Entry tone: ON* / OFF
Error tone: ON* / OFF
Job done tone: ON* / OFF
page 232
Stack bypass: ON / OFF*
page 234
Turns the entry, error, and
job done tones on or off.
DRAWER ELIGIBILITY
FOR APS/ADS
Tray 2: ON* / OFF
Turns the automatic
Tray 3: ON* / OFF
selection eligibility for each Tray 4 (optional): ON* / OFF
input tray on or off.
BLACK TEXT AUTO
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT
PRIORITY
Speed priority* / Image
Quality priority
page 236
Assigns priority to speed or
image quality.
TEXT/PHOTO PRIORITY
IN BLACK MODE
Text priority / Photo priority* page 238
Selects the priority level for
text originals and photo
originals when making
copies in the Black
Monochrome mode.
ENERGY SAVER
ADJUSTMENT
Adjusts the level of the
Energy Saver mode.
INCH ENTRY
-10% setting* / -25% setting page 240
/ -50% setting / Return
directly to Standard mode
ON* / OFF
page 242
Sets millimeters or inches
as your default unit of
measurement.
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Administration Functions settings (continued)
Custom
Common
settings,
continued
Menu items and their
descriptions
Settings (* indicates
factory default setting)
COPY TRAY SETTING
Glass copying: Face-down page 244
tray* / Face-up tray
Feeder copying: Automatic*
/ Face-down tray
Selects the output bin for
copies depending on
whether the original is
placed on the glass or in
the optional ADF.
HEAVY PAPER DRAWER
Reference
page
Each paper tray: No setting* page 246
Designates an input tray for
heavy copy paper, when
not using the stack bypass
-105 g/m2 (28-lb bond).
SET SYSTEM SETTINGS
PASSWORD
No setting*
page 248
ON / OFF*
page 251
–
page 261
Sets the password for
Administration Functions.
DEPT. ID MANAGEMENT
Sets the Department ID
and the password, and can
be used to check
department-by-department
copy totals.
INITIALIZE CUSTOM
COMMON SETTINGS
Returns the Custom
Common settings to their
factory default settings.
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Administration Functions settings (continued)
Menu items and their
descriptions
Custom
Copy
settings
Settings (* indicates
factory default setting)
STANDARD KEY SETTINGS No setting*
Reference
page
page 262
Store the keys that are
frequently used as
Standard Keys 1 and 2 and
displayed in the Basic
Features screen.
Allows you to select the
Stored Mode Memory, Color
Balance settings, or keys
displayed in the Special
Features screen.
STANDARD SETTINGS
Store / Initialize
page 264
–
page 261
Changes standard copy
settings that are used after
turning the power on or
pressing the RESET key.
INITIALIZE CUSTOM
COPY SETTINGS
Return the Custom Copy
settings to factory settings.
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Administration Functions settings (continued)
Timer
settings
Menu items and their
descriptions
Settings (* indicates
factory default setting)
AUTO CLEAR TIME
0 (No setting) / 1 to 9 min. / page 269
2 min.*
Sets the timer for the copy
module to automatically
return to the Basic
Features screen after
copies have been made.
AUTO ENERGY SAVER
TIME
0 (No setting) / 1, 2, 5, 10,
20, 30* min. / 1 to 8 hr.
Reference
page
page 271
Sets the amount of time
before the copy module
goes into Automatic Energy
Saver mode.
LOW-POWER MODE TIME
Sets the amount of time
before the copy module
goes into Low-power mode.
AUTO POWER-OFF TIME
Sets the timer for the copy
module to be turned off.
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1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 min. / 1 page 272
to 4 hr. / 1 hr.*
0 (No setting) / 2, 5 min. / 1 page 273
to 24 hr. / 2hr.*
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Administration Functions settings (continued)
Menu items and their
descriptions
Adjustment/
Cleaning
Settings (* indicates
factory default setting)
Reference
page
ZOOM FINE ADJUSTMENT
page 274
0* / -1.0 to +1.0%
(selectable
in
0.1%
Corrects a slight difference
in size between the original increments)
Adjustable independently in
and output copy images
when the copy ratio is set X (horizontal) or Y (vertical)
directions.
to 100%.
EXPOSURE
RECALIBRATION
1 to 5 / 3*
page 276
Cannot be set manually.
page 277
–
page 281
–
page 284
Adjusts the copy exposure
if copy images are slightly
lighter or darker than the
original.
AUTO GRADATION
ADJUSTMENT
Creates test pages for the
copy module to perform
Automatic Gradation
Adjustment.
FEEDER CLEANING
Allows you to perform
optional ADF cleaning if
originals fed through the
optional ADF appear dirty
or if color originals do not
feed smoothly.
Billing Meter COUNTER CHECK
Allows you to display a
count of copies made.
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Custom Common settings
Administration (Additional) Functions allows you change the factory
default settings that effect the overall functionality of the copy module.
These settings can be modified in the Custom Common settings
menu. Items in this menu include:
!
Audible tones
!
Tray Eligibility for Automatic Paper Selection (APS)/Automatic
Tray (Drawer) Switching (ADS)
!
Black Text Automatic Exposure Adjustment priority
!
Text/Photo Priority in Black mode
!
Energy Saver Adjustment
!
Inch Entry
!
Copy Tray settings
!
Heavy Paper Tray
!
Set System Settings Password
!
Department ID Management
Audible tones
Setting this function in Administration (Additional) Functions allows
you to control the sounds available for various actions performed at
the copy module. There are three sounds that can be turned on or off.
Note
!
Entry tone indicates that a key on the control panel or a button
on the touch panel display has been pressed.
!
Error tone indicates that a copy module malfunction has
occurred, such as a media jam or operational error.
!
Job done tone indicates that a copy job has been completed.
The factory default setting for all tones is ON.
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1
To change the audible tone
settings
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press AUDIBLE TONES in the Custom
Common Settings screen. Press the
▼ or ▲ keys to scroll through the
menu items.
2
3 Select ON or OFF for ENTRY TONE,
ERROR TONE, and JOB DONE TONE,
and press OK.
3
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Tray Eligibility for APS/ADS
Use Tray Eligibility for Automatic Paper Selection (APS)/Automatic
Tray (Drawer) Switching (ADS) to configure the copy module to
recognize media type and size for each input tray. The copy module
will pull the appropriate media size and type specified by the user
even if the user does not specify which tray the copy module should
use. When the copy module is configured to recognize the media type
and size, two functions are enabled:
Note
!
Automatic Paper Selection (APS): The copy module
automatically recognizes the appropriate media size (media tray)
for the size of the original and the selected copy ratio.
!
Automatic Tray Switching (ADS): If the selected media tray runs
out of copy media during a continuous copying job, the copy
module automatically selects another media tray loaded with the
same media size and begins feeding copy media from that
alternative tray.
The factory default setting for Tray Eligibility for APS/ADS is off for the
stack bypass and on for all other input trays.
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To select tray eligibility
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press DRAWER ELIGIBILITY FOR
APS/ADS in the Custom Common
Settings screen. Press ▼ or ▲ to
scroll through the menu items.
3 Select ON or OFF for the stack bypass
and each tray, then press OK.
2
ON: Makes the media tray eligible for
APS/ADS.
OFF: Makes the media tray ineligible
for APS/ADS.
Note
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on which
optional accessories are attached.
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Black Text Automatic Exposure Adjustment
priority
Use Black Text Automatic Exposure Adjustment to have the copy
module automatically adjust the amount of exposure used when
copying black text originals. The copy module will prescan black text
originals. The copy module uses a prescanned image to determine
the exposure (light/dark) settings of the copy to match the original.
The values for Black Text Automatic Exposure Adjustment are:
!
Speed Priority
!
Image Quality Priority
The Image Quality Priority setting in Black Text Automatic Exposure
Adjustment means that the copy module will prescan your original,
adjust the exposure accordingly, and make the copy. This will ensure
that you are receiving high quality black text copies. Speed Priority
eliminates some of the processes the copy module must perform in
Image Quality Priority, because you will make exposure adjustments
on the touch panel display.
Note
The factory default setting for Black Text Automatic Exposure
Adjustment is Speed Priority.
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To set Black Text Automatic
Exposure Adjustment Priority
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press BLACK TEXT AUTO EXPOSURE
ADJUSTMENT PRIORITY in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to scroll through the
menu items.
2
3 Select SPEED PRIORITY or IMAGE
QLTY PRTY, then press OK.
3
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Text/Photo Priority in Black mode
Use the Text/Photo Priority in Black mode to make high quality copies
of the selected type of original. Adjust these settings to the type of
black monochrome copies you make most often. This will ensure that
the copy module will produce high quality copies for photo and text
images. The settings for this mode are:
!
Photo Priority setting: makes clear copies of original photo
images
!
Text Priority setting: makes clear copies of original text images
These settings adjust the exposure when copying either text or photo
images. When Text Priority is selected to make copies in the Black
Monochrome mode, the copy module will make copies of the original
using Black Text copy job settings, even if Text/Photo/Map is selected
from the copy module touch panel display.
Note
The factory default setting for Text/Photo Priority in Black is Photo
Priority.
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To select the Text/Photo
Priority in Black setting
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press TEXT/PHOTO PRIORITY IN
BLACK MODE in the Custom Common
Settings screen. Press ▼ or ▲ to
scroll through the menu items.
2
3 Select PHOTO PRIORITY OR TEXT
PRIORITY, then press OK.
3
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Energy Saver Adjustment
Use Energy Saver Adjustment feature to determine the energy-saving
level for the Energy Saver mode. This mode can be adjusted to one of
the following increments:
!
Return Directly to Standard Mode
!
– 10%
!
– 25%
!
– 50%
The -10%, -25%, and -50% settings save energy in the respective
percentages when compared to the normal stand-by state. Return
Directly To Standard Mode saves energy by approximately 2% when
compared to the normal stand-by state.
When the energy saving level is increased, it adds to the period of
time required for the copy module to warm up and begin making
copies. The waiting time for each setting is as follows:
Note
!
-10% setting: Approximately 2 min.
!
-25% setting: Approximately 2 min.
!
-50% setting: Approximately 3 min. 20 sec.
The system will not return to the READY state if a print job is sent to
the system while in Energy Saver mode is enabled.
The factory default setting for Energy Saver Adjustment is -10%.
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To set Energy Saver
Adjustment
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press ENERGY SAVER MODE in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to scroll through the
menu items.
2
3 Select -10%, -25%, -50%, or RETURN
DIRECTLY TO STANDARD MODE, then
press OK.
3
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Inch Entry
The Inch Entry setting is used to switch the unit of measurement from
inches to millimeters. This setting will affect how you enter the
coordinates of a shift position, margin width, and other image shifting
settings.
To have millimeters as your default unit of measure the Inch Entry
setting must be turned off. To have inches as your default unit of
measurement the Inch Entry setting must be turned on.
Note
The factory default setting for Inch Entry is on.
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To set Inch Entry
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press INCH ENTRY in the Custom
Common Settings screen. Press ▼
or ▲ to scroll through the menu
items.
3 Select ON or OFF, then press OK.
2
3
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Copy Tray setting
Use the Copy Tray settings to select the default output bin based on
where the original is placed on the copy module (on the glass or in the
optional ADF). The following settings can be used to configure the
copy module for Copy Tray functions:
!
Glass copying: face-down output bin or face-up tray
!
Optional ADF copying: Automatic or face-down output bin
When copies are sent to the face-down output bin the copied pages
remain in the order they were copied. When the face-up output tray is
selected, the copied pages will be in reverse order. If you are using
the optional ADF, and you have Automatic selected the copy module
will automatically select between the face-down output bin and the
face-up output tray depending on the selected copy job settings.
Note
Make sure that copies on transparencies, glossy films or sheets of
heavy copy paper are output to the face-up tray and remove them
from the face-up tray immediately. Failure to do so may result in media
jams.
You cannot use the following settings if you select Face-down tray
when placing originals in the optional ADF:
Note
!
1"2 SIDED in the Two-sided mode
!
2 "1 SIDED in the Two-sided mode
!
Two-sided in the Image Combination mode
The factory default setting for glass copying is the face-down output
bin. The factory default setting for optional ADF copying is Automatic.
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To set the Copy Tray setting
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press COPY TRAY SETTING in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to scroll through the
menu items.
2
3 Select FACE-DOWN TRAY or FACE-UP
TRAY for GLASS COPYING, or AUTO or
FACE-DOWN TRAY for FEEDER
COPYING, then press OK.
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Heavy Paper tray
The Heavy Paper tray setting (displayed as Heavy Paper Drawer on
the display panel) is used to designate the media tray that will be
used for feeding heavy copy paper (105 g/m2 [28-lb bond]). You can
designate any of the media trays as the Heavy Paper tray.
Do not place media other than heavy paper with a weight of 105 g/m2
(28-lb bond) in the media tray that has been designated the Heavy
Paper tray.
Note
There is no factory default setting for Heavy Paper tray.
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To set the Heavy Paper tray
Note
“Drawer” on the copy module display
panel refers to a “Tray.”
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2
2 Press HEAVY PAPER DRAWER in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to scroll through the
menu items.
3 Select the desired media tray, then
press DONE.
3
Note
To cancel the Heavy Paper tray setting,
press the media tray key (with the icon
displayed) that has been designated as
the heavy media tray. The icon
disappears from the key, indicating that
the setting has been canceled.
The screen that appears in the touch
panel display varies depending on any
optional accessories that are attached.
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System Password
The System Password function allows a key operator or system
administrator to set the password for the Administration (Additional)
Functions settings. If a system setting password is assigned,
restrictions can be placed on storing, changing, or erasing the
following items:
Note
!
Department ID Management (Department ID and password)
!
The system settings password
A password is not assigned for the factory default setting of System
Password.
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To set the system password
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press SET SYSTEM SETTINGS
PASSWORD in the Custom Common
Settings screen. Press ▼ or ▲ keys
to scroll through the menu items.
2
3 If a system settings password is
assigned, this screen appears. Enter
the password, then press OK.
4 Enter a four-digit number to be set as
the system settings password, using
the numeric keys, then press OK.
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1
To erase the system password
1 Press SET SYSTEM SETTINGS
PASSWORD in the Custom Common
Settings screen.
2 Enter the system settings password,
then press OK.
3 Press the C key, and then press OK.
2
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Setting Department ID Management
The Department ID Management settings are used to assign a
four-digit Department Identification (ID) number and/or a four-digit
password to each department or section of an organization that is
using the copy module. The two settings for Department ID
Management are:
!
On
!
Off
When the copy module is configured so that the Department ID
Management is enabled, the system will only process print or copy
jobs when the Department ID number and/or password have been
entered. You can assign up to 300 Department ID numbers and
passwords. This function will also track the number of print or copy
jobs are processed using a specific Department ID number. With the
Department ID Management setting, the following operations can be
performed:
Note
EN
!
setting whether or not to execute Department ID Management
!
assigning/erasing the Department ID and the password
!
checking/erasing copy totals for all departments
The default factory setting for Department ID Management is OFF.
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To set the Department ID
management
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press DEPT. ID MANAGEMENT in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ keys to scroll through
the menu items.
2
3 If a System settings password is
assigned, this screen appears. Enter
the password, then press OK.
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4 Press ON.
ON: Starts Department ID
management.
OFF: Disables Department ID
management.
5 Press STORE DEPT.ID/PASSWORD.
5
6
EN
6 Assign a department a Department
ID number, and enter the Department
ID number using the numeric key pad
on the copy module control panel.
Press ▼ or ▲ to display each
screen.To assign a password, select
the department ID to which the
password is to be assigned, then
enter the password, using the
numeric keys, and then press OK.
Note
Enter a four-digit number for Department
ID numbers. You can assign a maximum
of 300 Department ID numbers.
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Note
If you do not assign a password, you can
make copies by entering the Department
ID number only.
7 Press OK.
Note
If Department ID Management is set to
ON, the Department ID and password
entry screen will appear after turning the
power on.
This screen will also appear after
pressing ID to lock the copy module or
after Automatic Clear Time has expired.
For more information on Automatic Clear
Time see page 269.
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Erasing the Department ID and
password
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press DEPT. ID MANAGEMENT in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to display each
screen.
2
3 If a System settings password is
assigned, this screen appears. Enter
the password, then press OK.
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4 Press STORE DEPT. ID/PASSWORD.
5 Select the Department ID or the
password that is to be erased, and
then press C. Press ▼ or ▲ to display
each screen. Press OK.
CAUTION
Erasing the Department ID also erases
the password, and copy count assigned
to that ID number.
5
6 Press OK.
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To check copy totals
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press DEPT. ID MANAGEMENT in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to display each
screen.
2
3 If a System settings password is
assigned, this screen appears. Enter
the password, then press OK.
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4 Press COPY TOTALS.
5 Check the copy totals by pressing
▼ or ▲ to scroll, then press OK.
6 Press OK.
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To erase copy totals
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press DEPT. ID MANAGEMENT in the
Custom Common Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to scroll through the
menu items.
2
3 If a system settings password is
assigned, this screen appears. Enter
the password, then press OK.
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4 Press COPY TOTALS.
5 Press CLEAR ALL TOTALS.
6 The ERASE ALL COPY COUNTS?
message appears. Select YES.
INITIALIZED appears in the touch
panel display when YES is pressed.
Press OK on all subsequent screens.
5
Note
To cancel erasing the copy totals, select
NO.
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Initialize Custom Common settings
1
Use this function to return the Custom
Common settings to their factory default
settings.
CAUTION
The Department ID and password
settings and the system settings
password cannot be initialized.
2
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS.
2 Press INITIALIZE CUSTOM COMMON
SETTINGS in the Custom Common
Settings screen. Press ▼ or ▲ to
display each screen.
3 The IS IT OKAY TO INITIALIZE?
message appears. Select YES.
3
The INITIALIZED screen (not
pictured) will be displayed for about 2
seconds.
Note
To cancel initializing, select NO.
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Custom Copy settings
Administration (Additional) Functions allows you change the factory
default settings that affect the copy job settings of the copy module.
These settings can be modified in the Custom Copy settings menu.
Items in this menu include:
!
Standard Key settings
!
Standard copy settings
!
Initialize Custom Copy settings
Standard Key settings
Use this function to store frequently used features as Standard Key 1
and Standard Key 2. These keys will display on the Basic Features
screen as shown below.
Standard Key 1
Standard Key 2
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Standard Key settings
The following features can be stored as Standard Keys 1 and 2:
Note
!
keys in the Special Features screen
!
stored copy jobs
!
stored color balance settings
The are no Standard Key settings for the factory default setting of the
copy module.
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To set a Standard Key
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COPY
SETTINGS.
2 Press STANDARD KEY 1 SETTING or
STANDARD KEY 2 SETTING in the
Custom Copy Settings screen. Press
▼ or ▲ to display each screen.
2
3 Select the desired mode to be
registered, then press OK. Press
▼ or ▲ to display each screen.
Note
If there are any modes that have already
been registered or modes that require
additional options, the corresponding
keys to these modes are indicated in
gray in the touch panel display.
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Changing Standard Settings
Standard Settings are combinations of preset copy job settings that
the copy module returns to after the RESET key has been pressed.
The Standard Settings function in Administration (Additional)
Functions allows you to configure these settings for the copy module.
The following standard settings can be changed using Standard
Settings in Administration (Additional) Functions:
!
copy quantity
!
media selection
!
copy exposure
!
type of original
If you wish to return the standard copy settings of the copy module to
their factory default settings, you can do so using the Standard
Settings function in Administration (Additional) Functions. By using
the Initializing feature of Standard Settings, the factory default values
are restored.
Note
The factory default settings for the Standard Settings are as follows:
! Copy quantity: 1
! Copy paper selection: Automatic Paper Selection
! Copy exposure: Manual Exposure Control
! Original type: Text/Photo/Map
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To change Standard settings
1 Select the desired copy setting to
program in Standard Settings.
2 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, then select CUSTOM COPY
SETTINGS.
3 Press STANDARD SETTINGS in the
Custom Copy Settings screen. Press
▼ or ▲ to display each screen.
2
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4
4 Press STORE.
5 The DO YOU WISH TO STORE THESE
AS STANDARD SETTINGS? message
appears. Select YES.
If there are multiple screens, use
▼ or ▲ to display each screen.
STORED appears in the touch panel
display when YES is pressed.
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To cancel storing, select NO.
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To initialize Custom Settings
Use this function to restore changed
custom copy settings to their factory
settings.
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select CUSTOM COPY
SETTINGS.
2
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2 Press INITIALIZE CUSTOM COPY
SETTINGS in the Custom Copy
Settings screen. Press ▼ or ▲ to
display each screen.
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3 IS IT OKAY TO INITIALIZE?
appears. Select YES.
The INITIALIZED screen (not
shown) is displayed for about two
seconds.
Note
To cancel initializing, select NO.
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Timer settings
Administration (Additional) Functions allows you change the factory
default settings that affect the energy saving and timer functions of
the copy module. These settings can be modified in the Timer
settings menu. Items in this menu include:
Note
!
Automatic Clear Time
!
Automatic Energy Saver Time
!
Low-power Mode Time
!
Automatic Power-off Time
The system will not return to the READY state when a print job is sent
while an energy-saving mode is enabled.
Automatic Clear Time
The Automatic Clear Time setting allows you to set the copy module
to automatically return to Standard mode if the copy module is not
operated for a certain period of time. You can set Automatic Clear
Time from 0 to 9 minutes, in 1 minute increments.
Note
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To change Automatic Clear
Time settings
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select TIMER SETTINGS.
2 Press AUTO CLEAR TIME in the
Timer Settings screen 1/2. Press
▼ or ▲ to display each screen.
3 Set the timer, using - or +, then press
OK.
2
Note
If you set Automatic Clear Time to
0 minutes, the function is turned off.
Set Automatic Clear Time from 1 to 9
minutes, in one-minute increments.
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Automatic Energy Saver mode
Use the Automatic Energy Saver function to set the copy module to
automatically switch to the Energy Saver mode if the system is not
operated for a certain period of time. You can set Automatic Energy
Saver mode from 0 minutes to 8 hours.
Note
1
The factory setting is set to 30 minutes.
To change Automatic Energy
Saver settings
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select TIMER SETTINGS.
2 Press AUTO ENERGY SAVER TIME in
the Timer Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to display each
screen.
2
3 Set the timer, using ▼ or ▲ to scroll
through the menu items., then press
OK.
Note
If you set AUTO ENERGY SAVER TIME to
0 minutes, the function is turned off.
Set AUTO ENERGY SAVER TIME to 1, 2,
5, 10, 20, or 30 minutes, or from 1 to 8
hours in one-hour increments.
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EN
The system will not return to the READY
state when a print job is sent while AUTO
ENERGY SAVER TIME is enabled.
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Low-power mode
Use the Low-power function to set the copy module to automatically
switch to the Low-power mode if the copy module is not operated. You
can set the Low-power mode time from 10 to 50 minutes, or from 1 to
4 hours.
Note
The factory setting is set to 1 hour.
1
To change Low-power mode
settings
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select TIMER SETTINGS.
2 Press LOW-POWER MODE TIME in the
Timer Settings screen.
Press ▼ or ▲ to display each
screen.
3 Set the timer, using ▼ or ▲, then
press OK.
2
Note
Set Low-power mode from 10 to 50
minutes in 10 minute increments, or from
1 to 4 hours in 1 hour increments.
The system will not return to the READY
state when a print job is sent while
Low-power mode is enabled.
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Automatic Power-off
Use Automatic Power-off to automatically turn off the power button on
the copy module control panel if the copy module is not operated. You
can set Automatic Power-off time to 0, 2 or 5 minutes, or from 1 to 24
hours.
Note
1
The factory setting is set to 2 hours.
To change Automatic Power-off
settings
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select TIMER SETTINGS.
2 Press AUTO POWER-OFF TIME in the
Timer Settings screen. Press ▼ or ▲
to display each screen.
3 Set the timer, using ▼ or ▲, then
press OK.
2
Note
If you set Automatic Power-off to 0
minutes, this turns the function off.
Set Automatic Power-off to 2 or 5
minutes, or from 1 to 24 hours, in 1-hour
increments.
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Adjustment/cleaning
Administration (Additional) Functions allow you adjust and clean the
components of the copy module. The Adjustment/Cleaning menu
allows you to quickly and easily perform necessary adjustments and
cleaning functions for the copy module. Items in this menu include:
!
Zoom Fine Adjustment
!
Exposure Recalibration
!
Automatic Gradation Adjustment
!
Optional Automatic Document Feeder Cleaning
Zoom Fine Adjustment
Use Zoom Fine Adjustment to correct a slight difference in size
occurring between the original and the output copy images when the
copy ratio is set to 100%.
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To change the Zoom Fine
Adjustment setting
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select
ADJUSTMENT/CLEANING.
2 Press ZOOM FINE ADJUSTMENT in
the Adjustment/Cleaning screen.
3 Make fine adjustments, using
▼ or ▲, then press OK.
2
Note
Adjustments can be made individually in
the X (horizontal) and Y (vertical)
directions. You can perform adjustments
in the range of ±1%, in 0.1% increments.
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Exposure Recalibration
Use Exposure Recalibration to adjust the exposure of the copy. In
instances when copy images are a little lighter or darker than the
original, the copy exposure can be adjusted manually. This function
adjusts the amount of exposure in the center of the copy module
touch panel display exposure scale.
1
To change the Exposure
Recalibration settings
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select
ADJUSTMENT/CLEANING.
2 Press EXPOSURE RECALIB. in the
Adjustment/Cleaning screen 1/2.
3 Select LIGHT or DARK to recalibrate
the copy exposure, then press OK.
2
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Automatic Gradation Adjustment
A color copy module reproduces original images in full colors by
making fine adjustments of the amount of toner used.
Incorrect adjustments and changes in copy exposure may result in
poor reproduction of the colors of the original on the copy images. If
you notice that the colors reproduced on copy images are slightly
different from the original, perform Automatic Gradation Adjustment to
improve the copy image quality.
This function makes three test prints and scans them so that the copy
module can perform Automatic Gradation Adjustment.
Note
If you notice changes in the color exposure of copy images after the
color toner cartridge has been replaced, perform Automatic Gradation
Adjustment to improve the quality of the copy images.
Test prints are not counted as copies.
Only perform the Automatic Gradation Adjustment test after
confirming that either Letter-, Ledger-, A4-, or A3-size media is
placed in each media input tray.
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1
To change the Automatic
Gradation Adjustment setting
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select
ADJUSTMENT/CLEANING.
2 Press AUTO GRADATION
ADJUSTMENT in the
Adjustment/Cleaning screen 1/2.
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3 Press TEST PRINT 1.
The message PRINTING TEST
PRINT 1 appears on the copy
module touch screen display.
4 Place the copy media obtained from
test printing (TEST PRINT 1) on the
glass, and the press SCAN. The
SCANNING message (not shown)
appears on the copy module touch
panel display.
Note
Place Test Print 1 face-down with the
black portion of the page aligned with the
“arrow” mark in the upper left corner of
the glass.
4
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5 CORRECTLY PLACE THE TEST
PRINT ON THE GLASS appears if the
Test Print 1 is not placed properly.
Place the test print correctly, then
press OK.
6 After Test Print 1 has been scanned,
remove it from the glass. Repeat
steps 3 - 5 for Test Print 2.
7 Repeat steps 3 - 5 for Test Print 3.
6
When scanning of Test Print 3 is
complete, SCAN IS COMPLETE (not
shown) is displayed for
approximately two seconds.
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Cleaning the optional ADF
Use the Feeder Cleaning function for automatic cleaning of the
optional ADF’s feed rollers when they become stained. Black streaks
may appear on the original when making copies using the optional
ADF. If this happens, clean the rollers by feeding blank sheets of copy
media through the rollers to wipe off any stains. Also, if color originals
do not feed smoothly, clean the rollers.
The optional ADF components can also be cleaned. For more
information on how to clean the optional ADF, see page 300.
Note
1
The cleaning process will take approximately 16 seconds.
To clean the optional ADF
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select
ADJUSTMENT/CLEANING.
2 Press FEEDER CLEANING in the
Adjustment/Cleaning screen. Press
▼ or ▲ to display each screen.
2
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3 The message PLACE 10 BLANK
SHEETS IN THE FEEDER AND
PRESS THE START KEY appears.
Note
Before placing the media in the optional
ADF, bend the sheets to make sure they
are well separated.
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4
4 Press START.
5 The CLEANING FEEDER... message
appears during optional ADF
cleaning.
Note
The blank sheets of copy media used for
ADF cleaning will become marked, as
the stains on the optional ADF media
roller will be removed in the process.
5
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To stop ADF cleaning before completion,
press CANCEL.
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Counter Check
Use the Counter Check function to display the total count of copies
made using different settings.
Note
You can use this function to check the copy totals but cannot print out
or erase the printing logs.
1
To view the Counter Check
1 Press the ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS
key, and select BILLING METER.
2 The Counter Check screen appears.
Press DONE to close the Counter
Check screen.
2
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Maintenance and
troubleshooting
Overview
This chapter describes the procedures necessary to perform routine
maintenance and troubleshooting procedures, including:
Note
!
Loading media
!
Replacing toner cartridges
!
Replacing the drum cartridge
!
Clearing media jams
!
Service-call message
!
Self-diagnostic messages
!
Routine cleaning
All sides of the system must be kept accessible for removing
consumables and performing routine maintenance procedures.
For more information on installing and maintaining the consumables,
see the HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN,
8550MFP Printer User Guide or the installation guide that comes with
each consumable.
EN
Overview 285
Loading media
The first time you use the copy module, or whenever the message
LOAD PAPER appears, load the appropriate copy media into the input
trays and Tray 1 (stack bypass).
Figure 56
LOAD PAPER message
Note
For more information on loading the media trays, media
specifications, and configuring the media trays from the printer unit
control panel, see the HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN,
8550GN, 8550MFP Printer User Guide.
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Replacing toner cartridges
When a specific toner cartridge begins to run low, the ** (COLOR)
TONER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED message appears on the copy
module touch panel display. The copy module can continue making
copies even when this message appears.
Note
Gently rocking the toner cartridge back and forth several times and
placing it back into its original position may cancel the toner message
temporarily.
Figure 57
Toner cartridge message - ** (COLOR) TONER NEEDS TO BE
EN
REPLACED
Replacing toner cartridges 287
When the REPLACE ** (COLOR) TONER message appears, copying
is no longer possible. Replace the required toner color.
Figure 58
Toner cartridge message - REPLACE ** (COLOR) TONER
If you notice changes in the color exposure of copy images after a
color toner cartridge has been replaced, perform Automatic Gradation
Adjustment to improve the quality of the copy images. For more
information, see “Automatic Gradation Adjustment” on page 277.
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Replacing the drum cartridge
When the imaging drum needs to be replaced, the REPLACE THE
DRUM CARTRIDGE message appears in the copy module touch panel
display. The copy module is still able to produce copies with this
message displayed. However, copy and print quality may begin to
degrade. Hewlett-Packard recommends replacing the drum when the
message appears.
Figure 59
Drum cartridge message - Basic Features screen
Figure 60
Drum cartridge message - instructions
EN
Replacing the drum cartridge 289
Clearing media jams
Messages when media jams occur
If a media jam occurs, the following message appears in the printer
unit control panel display: PAPER HAS JAMMED IN THE ! AREA.
REMOVE THE JAMMED PAPER.
The procedures screen below then appears on the copy module
touch panel display. The procedures screen will describe how to clear
media jams and will be displayed until the jammed media has been
cleared. Follow the procedures described on the screen and in this
guide to clear the jammed media.
Note
For more information on how to clear media jams see Chapter 3 in
the HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN, 8550MFP
Printer User Guide.
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Media jam locations
The location of the media jam is indicated with the ! mark. The touch
panel will display instructions on how to remove the media jam from
the location indicated. The following illustration of the media jam
locations screen varies depending on the optional accessories that
are installed on the system.
1
6
2
5
3
4
Figure 61
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Media jam locations screen
1
Printer unit
2
Tray 1 (stack bypass)
3
Media trays
4
Duplexer
5
Face-up output tray
6
Face-down bin
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1
2
Figure 62
Media jam locations screen with the optional ADF attached
1
Inside feeder cover (see page 304)
2
Feeder original output tray (see page 308)
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Service-call message
If the printer unit and the copy module are not connected properly, or
a malfunction occurs and the copy module will not operate normally, a
service message, like the one below, appears.
Figure 63
Service-call message on the touch panel display
Note
The most common service-call message is E240, which means the
copy module and the printer unit are not connected. Check that the
relay cord is fastened securely in both the copy module and the
printer unit.
EN
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Service-call message procedures
1
1 Turn the power switch on the right
rear side of the copy module to the
OFF position.
2 Check the connections between the
printer unit and the copy module.
Make sure that the cable between the
copy module and the printer unit is
firmly connected. (The cable will
snap into position.)
3 Wait for 5 seconds, then turn the
power switch back to the ON
position.
4 Turn on the power button located on
the front of the copy module.
5 If the copy module still does not
operate properly after steps 1-4 have
been performed, turn the power
button on the copy module control
panel OFF, turn the power switch on
the right rear side of the copy module
to the OFF position, and then unplug
the power cord.
6 Contact your service representative.
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WARNING!
Do not insert or unplug the power plug with wet hands; this could
result in electrical shock.
CAUTION
Unplug the power cord using the appropriate end connector. Pulling
on the power cord itself may expose or snap the core wire, or cause
other damage to the power cord that could result in a fire or electrical
shock.
Leave sufficient space around the power plug so that it can be
unplugged easily in case of an emergency.
EN
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Self-diagnostic messages
If a self-diagnostic (error) message appears, refer to and follow the
instructions in the touch panel display and this guide.
Note
If copies cannot be made when no warning message is displayed in
the touch panel display, there may be an error in the printer unit.
Follow the instructions described in the printer unit control panel
display.
Self-diagnostic (error) messages
Message/cause
Remedy
PAPER HAS JAMMED IN THE ! AREA.
REMOVE THE JAMMED PAPER.
See the location indicated by the !
symbol and follow the removal
procedures described in the screen for
instructions to clear the jammed media.
An original or copy media jam has
occurred, halting any print or copy jobs.
RETURN PG.1 TO THE TOP AND
PRESS THE START KEY AGAIN.
Copying was stopped due to a problem
with the optional ADF.
REPLACE THE DRUM CARTRIDGE.
Rearrange the originals in page order
from the first page in the optional ADF,
and then press the START key.
Replace the drum kit.
The drum cartridge is near the end of its
life cycle.
SET THE DRUM CARTRIDGE.
Reinstall the imaging drum.
The imaging drum is not installed
correctly.
SET THE FUSER UNIT.
Reinstall the fuser unit.
The fuser unit is not installed correctly.
SET THE INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER
DRUM.
Reinstall the intermediate transfer drum.
The intermediate transfer drum is not
installed correctly.
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Self-diagnostic (error) messages (continued)
Message/cause
Remedy
** (COLOR) TONER NEEDS TO BE
REPLACED.
Prepare the required toner cartridge
indicated in the touch panel display.
There is a small amount of the toner
remaining as indicated in the touch
panel display.
REPLACE ** (COLOR) TONER
CARTRIDGE.
There is only a small amount of the
toner remaining as indicated in the
touch panel display, halting any print or
copy jobs.
Replace the required toner cartridge
indicated in the copy module touch
panel display.
LOAD PAPER.
Load media in one of the input trays.
The copy module has run out of media,
halting any print or copy jobs.
See “Loading media” on page 60.
LOAD **-SIZE PAPER.
Place copy media of the indicated size
and rotation in the input tray.
Copy media of the appropriate size and
rotation is not placed in the selected
media input tray.
When the START key is pressed with this
message displayed, copying will be
performed on the displayed copy media
size.
See “Selecting the copy media size” on
page 65.
ADJUSTING...
WAIT A MOMENT, THEN SET THE
STACK BYPASS SIZE AGAIN
The copy module is presently making
internal operational adjustments.
Note
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Remove the media placed in Tray 1
(stack bypass), wait 1 minute, and then
replace the media in the tray.
See “Loading media in Tray 1 (stack
bypass)” on page 61.
For more information about control panel error messages, see
Chapter 7 of the HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN,
8550MFP Printer User Guide.
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Routine cleaning
Hewlett-Packard recommends cleaning the following items every
week or every 10 days:
!
the glass
!
the copy module cover
!
the feeding belt of the optional ADF
Cleaning guidelines
!
When cleaning, press the power button located on the copy
module control panel so that the system is OFF. Turn the power
switch located on the right rear side of the copy module to the
OFF position. After 30 minutes, unplug the power plug.
!
Clean the parts using a firmly wrung-out cloth dampened with a
mild cleansing detergent. Do not use alcohol, benzene, paint
thinner, or other flammable substances.
WARNING!
If flammable substances come into contact with the electrical parts
inside the copy module, a fire or electrical shock may occur.
WARNING!
Do not pour water or mild detergents directly over the copy module.
Direct contact of either agent with electrical parts inside the copy
module may result in a fire or electrical shock.
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Cleaning the glass
Clean the copy module glass with a damp cloth or a mild detergent,
and then wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
Figure 64
Cleaning the copy module glass
Cleaning the copy module cover
Clean the cover with a damp cloth or a mild detergent, and then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth.
Figure 65
Cleaning the cover
CAUTION
Be careful not to scratch the cover when cleaning it.
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Cleaning the ADF feeding belt
Clean the feeding belt of the optional ADF with a damp cloth or a mild
detergent. Rotate the feeding belt by hand to clean the entire belt,
and then wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
Figure 66
Cleaning the feeding belt
Note
Black streaks may appear on your original when the feed rollers are
stained. If this happens, clean the optional ADF or contact your
authorized service provider.
For more information about cleaning the optional ADF, see page 281.
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10
Optional Automatic
Document Feeder
(ADF)
Overview
This chapter describes various features and functions of the
optional ADF, including:
EN
!
Operating the optional ADF
!
Clearing media jams
Overview 301
Operating the optional ADF
When you place several sheets of originals in the input tray, they are
automatically fed to the glass to be copied. Double-sided originals
can be reversed automatically to make double-sided copies.
Avoiding media jams
The following types of originals cannot be used in the optional ADF:
!
Originals with tears, large holes, or binding holes
!
Severely curled originals or originals with sharp folds
!
Paper clipped or stapled originals
!
Highly transparent originals
!
Other originals that may not feed smoothly
Always check the condition of originals that have been fed repeatedly
through the optional ADF. When the same originals are used
repeatedly to make copies, the originals may become folded or
wrinkled and may not feed smoothly.
Note
Media types that are not supported by the optional ADF still can be
copied on the glass.
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Basic parts of the optional ADF
The diagram below outlines the parts of the optional ADF.
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 67
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Optional ADF parts
1
Input tray: This tray feeds originals through the optional ADF.
2
Tray extension: The extension pulls out to support large-size
originals of 11 by 17 in, Legal or A3, or to support rotated Letter
or A4 originals (Letter-R or A4-R).
3
Original output bin: This bin collects the originals that have
been fed through the optional ADF.
4
Media-width guides: These guides adjust the input tray to match
the size of the originals being copied.
5
ADF cover: The cover opens to allow the removal of jammed
media.
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Clearing media jams
Media jams primarily occur in two areas when the optional ADF is
used:
!
in the input tray
!
in the original output bin
The following sections detail how to remove media jams from both
areas of the copy module.
Clearing media jams in the input tray
If a media jam occurs in the optional ADF, the OPEN THE FEEDER
COVER AND REMOVE THE JAMMED PAPER message appears. See the
removal procedures described on the screen for instructions. Follow
the procedures on the next page to clear the jammed original.
Figure 68
Input tray media jam message
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To remove media jams from the
input tray
1 Slightly open the cover of the
optional ADF. Remove the originals
placed in the input tray.
2 Completely open the cover of the
optional ADF, and then remove any
jammed originals.
2
EN
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3
3 Open the inner cover, and remove
the jammed originals. Close the inner
cover after the jammed originals
have been removed.
4 Lift the optional ADF.
5 Slightly open the cover on the left
side of the optional ADF and remove
the jammed originals.
4
5
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6 Remove the originals from the glass
and lower the optional ADF.
7 Close the cover of the optional ADF.
7
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Clearing media jams in the original output bin
If a media jam occurs in the original output bin of the optional ADF,
the following message appears:
PAPER HAS JAMMED IN ! AREA. REMOVE THE JAMMED PAPER.
See the removal procedures described on the screen for instructions.
Follow the procedures on the next page to clear the jammed original.
Figure 69
Output bin media jam message
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To remove media jams from the
original output bin
1 When the jammed originals are
sticking out of the optional ADF, pull
them out in the direction of the arrow.
When the jammed originals cannot
be pulled out easily, proceed to
step 2.
2 Lift the optional ADF.
2
3 Remove the jammed originals and
lower the cover.
3
EN
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A
Specifications
Electrical Specifications
Electrical Specifications
Power Requirements
110-Volt Models
220-Volt Models
100-127 V (+/- 10%)
220-240 V (+/- 10%)
50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
Power Consumption
(typical)
!
During printing
(black & white)
750 W (average)
750 W (average)
!
During printing
(color)
375 W (average)
375 W (average)
!
During idle*
190 W (average)
190 W (average)
!
During Power Save
mode
< 45 W
< 45 W
Minimum recommended
circuit capacity for
typical product
*
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12.0 A at 120 V
When the printer unit is in standby (off) mode, a minimal amount of energy is still consumed.
Energy consumption can be eliminated by disconnecting the printer unit power cord from the
power source.
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Operating environment specifications
Environmental specifications
Temperature
!
Recommended
20 to 26° C (68 to 79° F)
!
Allowed
15 to 30° C (59 to 86° F)
Humidity
!
Recommended
20 to 50% RH
!
Allowed
10 to 80% RH
Altitude
Allowed
0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3,048 m)
Copy module specifications
Type:
Console
Glass:
Stationary
Photoconductive material:
OPC
Copying system:
Laser electrostatic transfer system
Developing system:
Toner projection system
Fixing system:
Heat roller system
Resolution:
600 dpi
Gradation:
256 patterns
Acceptable copy stock:
Paper tray: 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28-lb) bond
Tray 1: 60 to 216 g/m2 (16 to 58-lb) bond
color paper, transparencies* (the HP brand is
recommended), glossy films*, envelopes (COM10,
Monarch, DL, ISO-B5, ISO-C5)*
(*Copy stocks that need to be fed through Tray 1.)
Acceptable originals:
Sheets, books, and three-dimensional objects (up to
2 kg (4.4 lb))
Maximum original size:
11 by 17 in (A3)
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Copy sizes:
Non-image areas:
Paper drawers: 11 by 17 in (A3) to Executive (A5)
Leading edge: 5 mm ±2 mm (1/4 to 1/8 in)
Left and right side: 5 mm ±2 mm (1/16 to 3/16 in)
Trailing edge: 5 mm ±2 mm (1/16 to 3/16 in)
Warm-up time:
When the power is turned ON: 6 min. 30 sec. or less
Low power mode: 6 min. 30 sec. or less
Energy save mode: 3 min. 20 sec. or less
First copy time:
Full Color mode: 34 sec.
Black mode:
18 sec.
(Letter; direct copying (100%) / Automatic Paper
Selection / no prescan / left output tray selected)
Copy speed:
Full Color mode:
Letter (A4);
6 cpm
11 by 17 in (A3); 3 cpm
Black mode:
Letter (A4);
24 cpm
11 by 17 in (A3); 12 cpm
Magnification:
Direct (100%): 1: 1.000
Reduction:
1: 0.250
1: 0.500
(11 by 17 in (A3)Executive (A5))
1: 0.640
(11 by 17 in (A3)- Letter
1: 0.730
(11 by 17 in (A3)- Legal
(A4))
(A3))
Enlargement:
1: 0.780
(Legal (A3) - Letter (A4))
1: 1.210
(Legal (A3) - 11 by 17 in
(A3))
1: 1.290
(Letter (A4) - 11 by 17 in
(A3))
1: 2.000
(Executive (A5) - 11 by
17 in (A3))
1: 4.000
Zoom:
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1: 0.250
1: 4.000
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Paper feeding system:
2 trays (500 sheets x 2):
75 g/m2 (20-lb) bond
Tray 1 (100 sheets; stack approximately 3/8 in: 10<
mm high):
75 g/m2 (20-lb) bond
Multiple copies:
Max. 100
Power source:
120V, 60 Hz
Max. power consumption:
Less than 1.5 kW
Dimensions (Height by
Width by Depth):
1,074 by 650 by 781 mm
(42 1/4 by 25 5/8 by 30 3/4 in)
Copy module only:
199 by 650 by 781 mm
(7 7/8 by 25 5/8 by 30 3/4 in)
Installation Space (Width by
Depth):
1,207 by 781 mm
Weight:
Approximately 158 kg (348 lb)
(47 1/2 by 30 3/4 in)
Copy module only (including the power plug, power
relay cord, and the copy module cover):
Approximately 39 kg (85.9 lb)
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ADF specifications
You can avoid some media jams by staying within the specifications
for the optional ADF. Exceeding the specifications listed below may
lead to media jams.*
Originals:
Sheet originals
(50 to 105 g/m2 or 5 to 27-lb bond)
Executive/A5- to 11 by 17 in/A3-size
Maximum power consumption:
170 W
Input tray capacity:
11 by 17 in/Legal/A3; Up to 25 sheets
(75 g/m2 or 20-lb bond)
Letter/A4/Executive; Up to 50 sheets
(75 g/m2 or 20-lb bond)
Document processing speed:
24 cpm
Power source:
24 V (from the printer unit)
Dimensions (Height by Width by
Depth):
161 by 684 by 527 mm (6-3/8 by 27 by 20-3/4
in, excluding the original output bin)
Weight:
Approximately 14.8 kg (32.6 lb)
* These specifications are subject to change without notice.
Note
EN
Media types not supported by the optional ADF can still be copied on
the glass.
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Environmental Product Stewardship Program
Protecting the Environment
Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products
in an environmentally sound manner. This HP LaserJet printer unit
has been designed with several attributes to minimize impacts on our
environment.
This HP LaserJet printer unit design eliminates:
!
Ozone Production
This HP LaserJet printer unit contains an ozone filter to protect
office air quality. See the maintenance section of this user guide
for suggested replacement intervals.
This HP LaserJet printer unit design reduces:
!
Energy Consumption
Energy usage drops from 470 watts (W) during printing to less
than 45 W while in low-power (Power Save) mode. Not only does
this save natural resources, but it also saves money without
affecting the high performance of this printer unit. This product
qualifies for the Energy Star Program (U.S. and Japan). Energy
Star is a voluntary program established to encourage the
development of energy-efficient office products. Energy Star is a
U.S. registered service mark of the U.S. EPA.
As an ENERGY STAR partner,
Hewlett-Packard Company has
determined that this product meets
ENERGY STAR Guidelines for energy
efficiency.
!
Toner Consumption
EconoMode/Toner Miser uses significantly less toner, which may
extend the life of the toner cartridge.
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!
Paper Usage
This printer unit either has an optional duplexing accessory or
one already built in. The printer unit's optional automatic
duplexing feature, which provides for two-sided printing, reduces
paper usage and the resulting demands on natural resources.
Depending on the type of software program in use, you can
request for a number of pages of your document to be printed on
one page of paper. This N-up printing practice and the printer
unit's automatic/manual duplexing feature, which provides
two-sided printing, can reduce paper usage and the resulting
demands on natural resources.
The design of this HP LaserJet printer unit facilitates
the recycling of:
!
Plastics
Major plastic parts have markings that enhance the ability to
identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the printer
unit's life. The plastics used in the printer unit housing and
chassis are technically recyclable.Plastic parts have markings
according to international standards that enhance the ability to
identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the printer
unit's life.
!
HP Toner Cartridges/Photoconductive Drum
In many countries/regions, this product's toner cartridge,
photoconductive drum, transfer assembly, and fuser can be returned
to HP at the end of each item's useful life. A prepaid shipping label
and instructions on how to return the toner cartridge/drum are
included with the replacement toner cartridge/drum. If your
country/region is not listed in the replacement's brochure, call a local
HP Sales and Service Office for further instructions. If your
country/region is not listed in the replacement's brochure, see the
HP Customer Care information in the front of this guide.
HP LaserJet Printing Supplies
In many countries/regions, this product's printing supplies (e.g., toner
cartridge, drum, fuser) can be returned to HP through the HP Planet
Partners Printing Supplies Environmental Program. An easy to use
and free take-back program is available in over 20 countries.
Multi-lingual program information and instructions are included in
every new HP LaserJet toner cartridge and consumables package.
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HP Planet Partners Printing Supplies Environmental
Program Information
Since 1990, the HP LaserJet Toner Cartridge Recycling Program has
collected more than 25 million used LaserJet toner cartridges that
otherwise may have been discarded in the world's landfills. The
HP LaserJet toner cartridges and consumables are collected and
bulk shipped to our resource and recovery partners who disassemble
the cartridge. After a thorough quality inspection, selected parts such
as nuts, screws, and clips are reclaimed for use in new cartridges.
Remaining materials are separated and converted into raw materials
for use by other industries to make a variety of useful products.
US Returns
For a more environmentally responsible return of used cartridges and
consumables, HP encourages the use of bulk returns. Simply bundle
two or more cartridges together and use the single, pre-paid,
pre-addressed UPS label that is supplied in the package. For more
information in the U.S., call (1) (800) (340-2445) or visit the
HP LaserJet Supplies website at
http://www.ljsupplies.com/planetpartners/.
For more information in Mexico, call 258-40-44 (Mexico City) or (1)
(800) 900-7200 (outside Mexico City). Or, visit the website at
http:/ /www.hp.com/latinamerica. Non-US customers should call the
local HP Sales and Service Office or visit the following websites for
further information regarding availability of the HP Planet Partners
LaserJet Toner Cartridge and Consumables Recycling Program.
Latin America: http://www.hp.com/latinamerica
Asia Pacific Countries/Regions: http://www.asiapac.hp.com/planp1.htm
Europe: http://www.hp.com/pays/eur_supplies/english/planetpartners/
!
Paper
• This printer unit is suited for the use of recycled papers when
the paper meets the guidelines outlined in the HP LaserJet
Printer Family Paper Specifications Guide, HP part number
5010-6394. This printer unit is suited for the use of recycled
paper according to DIN 19 309.
• The user guide is provided on CD-ROM, which allows the
same high-quality information to be provided without
consuming the large quantities of energy and natural
resources required to produce traditional paper manuals.
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Material safety data sheet
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained by contacting
the HP LaserJet Supplies website at http://www.hp.com/go/msds. If
you do not have access to the internet, call the U.S. HP FIRST
(fax-on-demand service) at (1) (800) 231-9300. Use Index number 7
for a listing of the material safety data sheets. Non-US customers
should refer to the front of this manual for appropriate HP FIRST
phone numbers and information.
EN
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Regulatory Statements
FCC Regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If this
equipment is not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
!
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
!
Increase separation between equipment and receiver.
!
Connect equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is located.
!
Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician.
Canadian DOC Regulations
Complies with Canadian EMC Class A requirements.
« Conforme à la classe A des normes canadiennes de compatibilité
électromagnétiques (CEM). »
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Declaration of Conformity
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer's Name:
Manufacturer's Address:
Hewlett-Packard Company
11311 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA
declares, that the product
Product Name:
Model Number:
Product Options:
HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN,
8550MFP, C7096A, C7097A, C7098A, C7099A,
C7835A, C7836A
ALL
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
IEC 950:1991+A1+A2+A3+A4 / EN
60950:1992+A1+A2+A3+A4+A11
IEC 825-1:1993+A1 / EN 60825-1:1994+A11 Class 1
(Laser/LED)
EMC:
CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:19984 Class A1
EN 61000-3-2:1995
EN61000-3-3:1995
EN55024:1998
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class A2 / ICES-002, Issue 2
AS / NZS 3548:1995
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, and carries the CE-Marking accordingly.
1
The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer Systems.
This Device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
Conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
3
Product exhibits Class A operation when connected to Local Area Network (LAN) cables using print
server accessories.
2
EN
Regulatory Statements 321
WARNING!
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product
may cause radio interference in which case the user may be
required to take adequate measures.
Boise, Idaho USA
May 1999
For regulatory topics only:
Australia Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd., 31-41
Joseph Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130, Australia
European Contact:
Your Local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or Hewlett-Packard
GmbH, Department HQ-TRE / Standards Europe, Herrenberger Strasse
110-140, D-71034 Böblingen (FAX: +49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, P.O. Box 15 Mail
Stop 160, Boise, ID 83707-0015 (Phone: 208-396-6000)
322 Appendix A Specifications
EN
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer's Name:
Manufacturer's Address:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Montemorelos #299
Guadalajara Jalisco, 45060
México
declares, that the product
Product Name:
Model Number:
Product Options:
Duplexer
C4782A
ALL
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
IEC 950:1991+A1+A2+A3+A4 / EN
60950:1992+A1+A2+A3+A4+A11
IEC 825-1:1993+A1 / EN 60825-1:1994+A11 Class 1
(Laser/LED)
EMC:
CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:1998 Class B1
EN 61000-3-2:1995
EN 61000-3-3:1995
EN 55024:1998
CISPR 22:1993+A1 / EN 55022:1994
EN 50082-1:1992
IEC 801-2:1991 / prEN 55024-2:1992 IEC 801-3:1984 / prEN 55024-3:1991 IEC 801-4:1988 / prEN 55024-4:1992 IEC 1000-3-2:1995 / EN61000-3-2:1995
IEC 1000-3-3:1994 / EN61000-3.3:1995
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B2 / ICES-002, Issue 2
/ VCCI-21
AS / NZS 3548:1995
1
The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer Systems.
This Device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
Conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
2
EN
Regulatory Statements 323
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, and carries the CE-Marking accordingly.
Guadalajara, Jalisco México
May 1999
For regulatory topics only:
Australia Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Australia Ltd., 31-41 Joseph Street, Blackburn, Victoria
3130, Australia
European Contact:
Your Local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or
Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Department HQ-TRE /
Standards Europe, Herrenberger Strasse 110-140,
D-71034 Böblingen (FAX: +49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Company, P.O. Box 15 Mail Stop 160, Boise, ID
83707-0015 (Phone: 208-396-6000)
324 Appendix A Specifications
EN
VCCI Statement (Japan)
Korean EMI Statement
EN
Regulatory Statements 325
Safety Information
Laser Safety
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration has implemented regulations for laser
products manufactured since August 1, 1976. Compliance is
mandatory for products marketed in the United States. This printer
unit is certified as a “Class 1” laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health
and Safety Act of 1968. Since radiation emitted inside this printer unit
is completely confined within protective housings and external covers,
the laser beam cannot escape during any phase of normal user
operation.
WARNING!
Using controls, making adjustments, or performing procedures other
than those specified in this manual may result in exposure to
hazardous radiation.
Product Information Sheet
The Toner Product Information Sheet can be obtained by calling the
U.S. HP FIRST (Fax Information Retrieval Support Technology) at
(800) 333-1917. International customers should see the front of this
manual for appropriate phone numbers and information.
326 Appendix A Specifications
EN
Laser Statement for Finland
Luokan 1 laserlaite
Klass 1 Laser Apparat
HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN, 8550MFP
laserkirjoitin on käyttäjän kannalta turvallinen luokan 1 laserlaite.
Normaalissa käytössä kirjoittimen suojakotelointi estää lasersäteen
pääsyn laitteen ulkopuolelle. Laitteen turvallisuusluokka on määritetty
standardin EN 60825-1 (1994) mukaisesti.
Varoitus!
Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla
saattaa altistaa käyttäjän turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle
näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Varning!
Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i bruksanvisning
specificerats, kan användaren utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som
överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
HUOLTO
HP Color LaserJet 8550, 8550N, 8550DN, 8550GN, 8550MFP
-kirjoittimen sisällä ei ole käyttäjän huollettavissa olevia kohteita.
Laitteen saa avata ja huoltaa ainoastaan sen huoltamiseen koulutettu
henkilö. Tällaiseksi huoltotoimenpiteeksi ei katsota väriainekasetin
vaihtamista, paperiradan puhdistusta tai muita käyttäjän käsikirjassa
lueteltuja, käyttäjän tehtäväksi tarkoitettuja ylläpitotoimia, jotka
voidaan suorittaa ilman erikoistyökaluja.
Varo!
Mikäli kirjoittimen suojakotelo avataan, olet alttiina näkymättömälle
lasersäteilylle laitteen ollessa toiminnassa. Älä katso säteeseen.
EN
Safety Information 327
Varning!
Om laserprinterns skyddshölje öppnas då apparaten är i funktion,
utsättas användaren för osynlig laserstrålning. Betrakta ej strålen.
Tiedot laitteessa käytettävän laserdiodin säteilyominaisuuksista:
Aallonpituus 775-795 nm
Teho 5 mW
Luokan 3B laser
328 Appendix A Specifications
EN
B
Note
Warranty and support
information
If you purchased your HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP system with a
reseller-provided service contract, please call your reseller for
technical support and warranty specifics.
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty
Statement
HP PRODUCT
DURATION OF WARRANTY
HP Color LaserJet 8550MFP
1 year, on-site
1. HP warrants to you, the end-user customer, that HP hardware,
accessories and supplies will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship after the date of purchase, for the period
specified above. If HP receives notice of such defects during the
warranty period, HP will, at its option, either repair or replace
products which prove to be defective. Replacement products may
be either new or equivalent in performance to new.
2. HP warrants to you that HP software will not fail to execute its
programming instructions after the date of purchase, for the
period specified above, due to defects in material and
workmanship when properly installed and used. If HP receives
notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP will replace
software which does not execute its programming instructions
due to such defects.
3. HP does not warrant that the operation of HP products will be
uninterrupted or error free. If HP is unable, within a reasonable
time, to repair or replace any product to a condition as warranted,
you will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price upon prompt
return of the product.
4. HP products may contain remanufactured parts equivalent to new
in performance or may have been subject to incidental use.
EN
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement 329
5. The warranty period begins on the date of delivery or on the date
of installation if installed by HP. If customer schedules or delays
HP installation more than 30 days after delivery, warranty begins
on the 31st day from delivery.
6. Warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or
inadequate maintenance or calibration, (b) software, interfacing,
parts or supplies not supplied by HP, (c) unauthorized
modification or misuse, (d) operation outside of the published
environmental specifications for the product, or (e) improper site
preparation or maintenance.
7. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE
WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY
OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY
DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some countries, states or
provinces do not allow limitations on the duration of an implied
warranty, so the above limitation or exclusion might not apply to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may
also have other rights that vary from country to country, state to
state, or province to province.
8. HP will be liable for damage to tangible property per incident up
to the greater of $300,000 or the actual amount paid for the
product that is the subject of the claim, and for damages for bodily
injury or death, to the extent that all such damages are
determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have been
directly caused by a defective HP product.
9. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE REMEDIES
IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT ARE YOUR SOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. EXCEPT AS INDICATED ABOVE, IN
NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR
LOSS OF DATA OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DATA), OR
OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT,
OR OTHERWISE.
10. FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND
NEW ZEALAND: THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN
THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT LAWFULLY
PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND
ARE IN ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS
APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
330 Appendix B Warranty and support information
EN
Index
A
accessories
optional 27
ordering 12
ACS, See Automatic Color Selection (ACS)
Additional functions, see Administration (Additional)
functions
ADF, See Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
Adjustment/Cleaning menu 274
Administration (Additional) functions 224
accessing 226
display 225
key location 31
settings 227
Adobe Acrobat Reader
using 5
ADS, See Automatic Tray Switching (ADS)
alphabetic characters
deleting 45
entering 43
APS, See Automatic Paper Selection (APS)
Asia Pacific countries/reigons, support 11
audible tones 227, 232
changing 233
automatic
drawer switching 65
exposure control 79
tray switching 65
zoom 82
Automatic Clear Time
description 269
Automatic Color Selection (ACS)
locating the key 33
using 125
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
cleaning 281, 298
clearing jams 304
components 303
originals, specifications 78
placing originals 74
specifications 315
using 77
Automatic Drawer Switching (ADS), See Automatic
Tray Switching (ADS)
Automatic Energy saver time 53, 271
description 230
Automatic Exposure Adjustment 79, 236
Automatic Gradation Adjustment 231, 277
EN
Automatic Paper Selection (APS)
description 234
media specifications 65
setting 67
tray eligibility 234
using 65
Automatic Power-off
changing settings 273
description 230
Automatic Start
using 53
Automatic Tray Switching (ADS)
description 234
tray eligibility 234
Automatic XY Zoom 94
Automatic Zoom 82
B
Background Color adjustment 205
Basic Features screen 39
changing mode settings 126
storing keys 262
Billing Meter 284
Binding Erase 148
black and white
copies of color originals 125
Black key 33
Black Monochrome mode
Using Automatic Color Selection (ACS) 125
Black Text Automatic Exposure Adjustment 236
Blanking
clearing designated areas 173
description 169
designating areas to exclude 170
editing a defined area 172
Book Frame Erase 145
Book to Double-sided mode 117
media sizes 118
media weights 118
books
copying 130, 145
copying facing pages 117
borders, erasing 140
buttons
control panel 30
locating 42
Index 331
C
Canada
obtaining support 13
Center/Corner Shift mode 132
characters
deleting 45
entering 43
cleaning
Automatic Document Feeder 281, 298
glass 298
glass cover 298
Clear Numeric Value key, locating 32
Color Balance feature
adjusting 191
button location 41
description 190
erasing settings 200
naming stored settings 196
recalling settings 197
storing settings 194
color copies
adjusting color density 192
color balance 190
controlling density 190
copy speeds 24
legal limitations 47
storing color balance settings 194
Color Density
adjusting 193
description 192
erasing settings 200
naming stored settings 196
recalling settings 197
storing settings 194
colors
adjusting 277
combining images onto one copy 151
control panel
adjusting display contrast 38
Basic Features screen 39
Help key 36
illustration 30
interpreting status lights 34
keys 30
power button 29
copies
adjusting exposure 79
basic copying operations 74
copying black and white and color originals 76,
125
enlarging and reducing 81
placing the original on the glass 76
selecting original type 104
using the Automatic Document Feeder 77
using Tray 1 61
EN
copy exposure, adjusting 79
Copy key, locating 30
copy media, types 68
copy module
automatic tray switching 65
locating parts 26
media specifications 56
status lights 34
turning off 52
turning on 50
copy paper, loading 286
copy ratio
display, locating 39
specifications 97
specify by % 99
copy speed 313
for media types/sizes 24
copy totals, checking 284
copy totals, per department ID 257
erasing 259
Copy Tray setting 244
Counter Check function 284
Custom Common Settings
description 232
returning to default 261
Custom Copy Settings
description 262
restoring to default 267
customer support options 13
D
darken image 201
declaration of conformity 321
default copy settings 51
default settings 227
changing 264
description (copy settings) 264
returning to 261
department ID
copy totals 257
entering 123
erasing 255
Department ID Management 123, 251
direct copying button, locating 40
display contrast dial, locating 30
display, See touch panel display
dividing an original into multiple copies 156
double-sided copies 108, 113
Double-sided mode
from a book or magazine 117
from one-sided originals 108
from two-sided originals 113
making one-sided copies 115
media sizes 109
media weights 109
using Tray 1 71
Index 332
drawer, See tray
drum cartridge, replacing 289
duplexer, locating jams 291
E
Energy saver mode
adjustment 227, 240
locating the key 33
settings 53
enlarge
button, locating 40
dividing an original into two larger copies 156
in increments 85
manually 93
using different ratios 92
using preset ratios 81
Zoom Program 88
Entire Image mode 86
entry tone 232
envelopes
loading into Tray 1 62
selecting the envelope size for Tray 1 70
erasing copy totals 259
erasing stored settings (Mode Memory) 218
error
messages 296
tone 232
Europe
obtaining support 14
support 11
excluding areas from a copy 169
exposure
automatic control 79
control, locating 40
manual control 79
Exposure Recalibration 231, 276
F
factory settings 51, 264
FCC regulations 320
feeder cleaning 231
Finland, laser statement 327
Frame Erase 140, 143
button location 41
Framing
clearing designated areas 168
description 164
designating areas to copy 165
designating multiple areas 166
Framing/Blanking button, locating 42
Full Color key 33
Full Color mode
using Automatic Color Selection (ACS) 125
EN
G
glass
cleaning glass and cover 298
placing originals on 76
glossy originals, copying 161
Gradation Adjustment, Automatic 277
H
Heavy Paper Tray
heavy paper drawer (tray) 228
setting 246
Heavy Sheet Original button, locating 41
Heavy Sheet Original mode 161
Help key
functions 36
locating 31
highlight reproduction 201
HP Customer Care (Europe) 14
HP Customer Care (U.S. and Canada) 13
HP Direct Ordering 12
HP Distribution Europe 11
HP LaserJet Family Paper Specification Guide 56
HP service agreements 12
HP Support Assistant Compact Disc 12
I
ID (identification) key, locating 32
ID, setting 251
Image Combination mode 151
button location 42
Image Quality Adjustment button, locating 42
Image Repeat mode 177
Image Separation mode 156
button location 42
Inch Entry 227, 242
initialize Custom Copy Settings 267
Interrupt mode
description 120
using 121
J
jammed paper 290
jams
clearing from ADF 304
locating 291
messages 290
job done tone 232
K
keys
description 30
locating 30
numerical 32
Index 333
L
laser, safety 326
laser, statement for Finland 327
Latin America, support 11
legal limitations (for color copies) 47
lighten image 201
loading paper 286
loading paper trays 60
Low-power mode 53
time 230, 272
M
magazines
copying 104, 130, 145, 208
copying facing pages 117
magnification 313
maintenance
replacing the drum cartridge 289
replacing toner cartridges 287
manual exposure control 79
manual paper selection 73
maps
copying 104
Margin button, locating 41
margins, creating 137
media
avoiding jams 60
clearing jams 290
heavy 161
loading 286
loading trays 64
locating jams 291
manual selection 73
orienting 57
prepunched 57
selecting size 73
selecting type 56
sizes 57
specifications 57
specifications (Book to Double-sided mode) 118
specifications (Double-sided mode) 109
transparency specifications (Tray 1) 58
types 57
types (Automatic Document Feeder) 78
types of copy media 68
weights 57
Menu Map 29
messages
error 296
for clearing media jams 290
service-call 295
millimeters, changing the unit of measure 242
Mirror Image feature
using 181
mirroring images on a copy 180
EN
Mode Memory
assigning a name 215
button location 42
description 212
erasing settings 218
recalling settings 217
using 213
mode settings (Basic Features screen) 126
Multi-page Enlargement mode
copy ratios 97
description 96
multipurpose tray, See Tray 1
N
Negative/positive (Nega/Posi) mode 174
numerical key pad 32
O
old-fashioned photo setting 202
One Touch Color
button location 41
description 201
selecting a setting 203
settings 201
one-color copies 204
online services 10
optional accessories 27
Original Frame Erase mode 140
Original Type control, locating 40
Original Type mode 104
originals, specifications 302
output bin, selecting 244
P
paper clip tray 29
paper quantity indicator, locating 39
paper size display, locating 39
paper, See media
password
entering 123
password, department ID
erasing 255
password, system 248
erasing 250
photos, copying 104, 238
power
button 29, 50
consumption 313
consumption, reducing 53
PowerSave mode, See Energy saver
prepunched media
orienting (Tray 1) 57
orienting (Trays 2 and 3) 59
specifications (Tray 1) 57
specifications (Trays 2 and 3) 59
Index 334
preset copy ratios 81
printer drivers, ordering 10
product
information 10, 12
repair assistance (Europe) 14
repair assistance (U.S. and Canada) 13
support 13
product information sheets, obtaining 326
R
Recall button, locating 42
Recall feature 220
recalling copy job settings 217, 220
reduce
button, locating 40
combining images onto one page 151
Entire Image mode 86
in increments 85
manually 93
using different ratios 92
using preset ratios 81
Zoom Program 88
regulations, declaration of conformity 321
repair, getting assistance 13
repeating images on a copy 177
replacing
drum cartridge 289
toner cartridges 287
Reset key, locating 31
reversing colors on a copy 174
S
safety, laser 326
Second Side Elimination
description 208
making fine adjustments 210
using 209
security, entering password 123
sepia tinting 202
service-call message 295
Setting Confirmation button 127
settings
naming 215
recalling 211, 220
storing 211
shadows
erasing 140, 143, 145
erasing (binding holes) 148
Sharpness button, locating 42
Sharpness mode, adjusting 186
Sheet Frame Erase 143
Shift mode 132
button location 41
creating margins 137
Shifting to a designated position 134
EN
Single Color
button location 42
using 204
Slant Image mode 183
slick paper 161
softening copies 186
software utilities, obtaining 10
Special Features screen 41
changing mode settings 126
specifications
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) 315
copy module 312
stack bypass, See Tray 1
Standard Key 1 and 2
using 262
Standard Settings
changing 264
Start key 33
status display, locating 30
status lights, interpreting 34
Stop key 33, 75
storing copy settings 212
supplies, ordering 12
support
for Asia Pacific countries/regions 11
for Europe 11
for Latin America 11
for U.S. 10
HP Direct Ordering 12
HP service agreements 12
HP Support Assistant Compact Disc 12
obtaining 10
online services 10
world wide web 10
system
entering password 123
locating keys 30
power button 52
turning off 52
turning on 50
System Password function 248
T
Text/Photo Priority setting
adjusting level 107
in black mode 238
using Original Type mode 104
Timer settings
Automatic Clear Time 269
Automatic Energy saver mode 271
Automatic Power-off 273
description 269
Low-power mode 272
toner cartridges
replacing 287
Index 335
touch panel display
adjusting contrast 38
Basic Features screen 39
description 30
entering characters 43
entering department ID 123
entering password 123
functions 37
tranquil colors 201
transparencies
orienting (Tray 1) 58
specifications (Tray 1) 58
Tray 1
capacity 57
loading media 61
making double-sided copies 71
Tray 2
loading 64
media specifications 59
Tray 3
loading 64
media specifications 59
Tray Eligibility for APS/ADS 234
tray, Heavy Paper tray 246
trays
capacity 57
Copy Tray setting 244
loading 60
locating jams 291
selecting 39
troubleshooting
diagnostic messages 296
media jams 290
Two-page Separation
button location 41
using 130
Z
zoom
automatic 82
locating the control 40
manual 85
Zoom Fine Adjustment 231, 274
Zoom Program 88
U
U.S., obtaining support 13
V
vivid colors 201
W
warning messages 296
world wide web 10
X
XY Zoom mode
automatic 94
description 92
different ratios 101
manual 93
336
Index
EN
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Hewlett-Packard Company