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  • Brand: HP
  • Product: Printer
  • Model/name: Color LaserJet 4500 N
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User Guide
English
4500, 4500 N, 4500 DN Printer
How to Use This Online User Guide
Contents
Index
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Where to Look for More Information
Locating Printer Components
Locating Consumables
HP Product Support
HP Customer Support
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Hewlett-Packard Company
11311 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83714-1021 U.S.A.
© Copyright Hewlett-Packard
Company, 1998
All Rights Reserved.
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translation without prior written
permission is prohibited, except
as allowed under the copyright
laws.
Part number: C4084-90937
First edition, 6/98
Warranty
The information contained in
this document is subject to
change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard makes no
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respect to this information.
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THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
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Contents
Where to Look for More Information . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Setting Up the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
How to Use This Online User Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Finding Information in .pdf Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Viewing .pdf Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Finding Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
1 The HP Color LaserJet 4500 Printer
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Printer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Factors Affecting Printer Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Managing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Effects of Printer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Locating Printer Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Controlling Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Printer Supplies and Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
HP JetSend Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
2 Using the Printer Control Panel
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
When to Use the Printer Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Locating Printer Control Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Using Printer Control Panel Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Using the Printer Online Help System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Interpreting Control Panel Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Using Printer Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Menu Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Information Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Printing a Menu Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Interpreting the Menu Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Printing a Printer Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Interpreting the Printer Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Paper Handling Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Configuration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
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Printing Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
I/O Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
EIO Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Calibration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Resets Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using the Printer Control Panel in Shared Environments. . . . . . . . .40
Changing Printer Control Panel Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . .41
Changing PowerSave Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Switching Printer Personalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Setting the I/O Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Disabling the High-Speed Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Setting Advanced Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Resetting Printer Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Resetting the Printer to Factory Default Settings. . . . . . . . . . . .46
3 Common Printing Tasks
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Selecting Print Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Supported Media Weights and Sizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Media to Avoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Printing on Special Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Printing on Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Printing on Glossy Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Printing on Colored Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Printing Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Printing on Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Heavy Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Preprinted Forms and Letterhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Recycled Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Controlling Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Selecting Output Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Selecting Media by Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Configuring Input Trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Configuring Tray 1 as a Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Configuring Trays 2 and 3 by Media Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Tray Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Printing from Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Loading Media into Tray 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Loading Envelopes into Tray 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Printing from Tray 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Loading Media into Tray 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Printing from Tray 3 (500-Sheet Paper Feeder). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Loading Media into Tray 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Using the Duplex Printing Accessory for Two-Sided Printing. . . . . .70
Control Panel Settings for Duplex Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Options for Binding Duplex Printing Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Special Printing Situations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Printing a Different First Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Printing on Custom-Size Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Stopping a Print Request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
4 Using Color
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Customizing Color Output Through Printer Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Halftone Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
HP ColorSmart II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Print in Grayscale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Matching Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Color-Matching Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Matching PANTONE®* Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Adjusting Color Balance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
5 Using Fonts
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Using HP FontSmart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Using Internal TrueType Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Understanding Printer Default Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Font Selection Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Selecting Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Selecting Fonts from Software Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Selecting PCL Fonts Through the Printer Control Panel . . . . . .88
Printing a List of Available Printer Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Interpreting the Font Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Using Typefaces for PostScript Emulation in the Printer . . . . . . . . .92
Using Fonts on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Adding Support for Accessory Fonts to a Printer Driver. . . . . . . . . .94
Verifying Software Application Support for Fonts . . . . . . . . . . .94
Using Special Type Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Hewlett-Packard Custom Font Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
6 Printer Interfaces
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Parallel Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Parallel Cable Pin Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
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Enhanced I/O (EIO) Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
HP JetDirect Print Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Available Enhanced I/O Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
NetWare 3.x- and 4.x-Based Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Windows and Windows NT Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
IBM OS/2 LAN Server and Warp Server Networks . . . . . . . . .102
UNIX Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Setting Network Security on the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Configuring the Printer for the Network at the
Printer Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Configuring Novell NetWare Frame Type Parameters . . . . . .104
Configuring TCP/IP Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Disabling Network Protocols (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
7 Consumables and Cleaning
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Making Room for Replacing Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Consumable Replacement Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Approximate Replacement Intervals for Consumable Items . . . . .114
Locating Consumables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Environmental Collection Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Cleaning the Toner Density Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
8 Printer Control Panel Messages
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Message Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Status Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Warning Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Attention Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Critical Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Printer Control Panel Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
9 Solving Problems with the Printer
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Basic Troubleshooting Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Paper Jam Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Paper Jam Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Common Causes of Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Paper Jam Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
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Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Clearing Jams in the Middle Front Drawer Area . . . . . . . . . . .140
Clearing Jams in the Tray 2 Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Clearing Jams in the Optional Tray 3 Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Clearing Jams in the Rear Door Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Clearing Jams in the Front Duplex Drawer Area . . . . . . . . . .145
Media-Handling Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Printer Response Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Printer Control Panel Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Solving Print Quality Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Color Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Incorrect Printer Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Software Application Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Appendix A DIMM Installation
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
DIMM Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Installing DIMMs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Verifying DIMM Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Appendix B PCL Commands
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Interpreting PCL Printer Command Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Combining Escape Sequences in PCL Printer
Command Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Entering Escape Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Selecting PCL Fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Common PCL Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Appendix C Specifications
Electrical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Operating Environment Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Acoustic Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Environmental Product Stewardship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Regulatory Statements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
FCC Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Canadian DOC Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
VCCI Statement (Japan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Korean EMI Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
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Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Laser Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Laser Statement for Finland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Appendix D Warranty and Support Information
Hewlett-Packard Warranty Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
HP Maintenance Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
On-Site Service Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Support Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Customer Support Options Worldwide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Worldwide Sales and Service Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Index
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Where to Look for More Information . . .
Several references are available for use with this printer. For
additional copies of the guides below, contact HP Direct at
1-800-538-8787 (U.S.) or contact your HP-authorized dealer.
Additional information is available at http://www.hp.com.
Setting Up the Printer
Getting Started Guide
Step-by-step instructions for
installing and setting up
the printer.
HP JetDirect Print Server
Software Installation Guide*
Step-by-step instructions for configuring
the HP JetDirect print server.
*Accompanies printers that include an HP JetDirect print server (network
card).
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Using the Printer
Online User Guide
Detailed information on using and
troubleshooting the printer. Available for
installation on your computer from the
CD-ROM that came with the printer.
Quick Reference Guide
Tips and quick information in a booklet
to keep by the printer. See your network
administrator for the copy that came
with the printer.
Online Help
Information on printer options that are
available from within printer drivers. To
view a Help file, access the online Help
through the printer driver.
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online Help included with Acrobat Reader.
Magnifying the Page View
You can use the zoom tool, the magnification box in the status bar, or
the toolbar buttons to change the screen magnification. When you
zoom in on a document, you can use the hand tool to move the page
around.
Acrobat Reader also offers magnification level choices that control
how the page fits on-screen:
Fit Page scales the page to fit within the main window.
Fit Width scales the page to fit the width of the main window.
Fit Visible fills the window with the page’s content area only.
To increase magnification: Select the zoom tool and click on the
document page to double the current magnification.
To decrease magnification: Select the zoom tool while holding down
Ctrl (Windows and UNIX) or Option (Macintosh), and click the center of
the area you want to reduce.
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Paging Through a Document
The following options are available for paging through a document.
Browsing with Thumbnails
A thumbnail is a miniature view of each document page. You can
display thumbnails in the overview area. Use a thumbnail to jump
quickly to a page and to adjust the view of the current page.
Finding Words
Use the Find command to find part of a word, a complete word, or
multiple words in the active document.
To go to the next page: Click the Next Page button in the toolbar, or press
the Right Arrow or Down Arrow.
To return to the previous page: Click the Previous Page button in the
toolbar, or press the Left Arrow or Up Arrow.
To go to the first page: Click the First Page button in the toolbar.
To go to the last page: Click the Last Page button in the toolbar.
To jump to a specific numbered page: Click the page number box in the
status bar at the bottom of the main window, type the page number, and click
OK.
Click on a thumbnail to move to the page it represents.
Click on the find button, or choose Find from the Tools menu.
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1The HP Color
LaserJet 4500 Printer
Overview
This chapter describes the features and specifications of the
HP Color LaserJet 4500, 4500 N, or 4500 DN printer. The
chapter includes the following sections:
● Printer Features
● Managing Memory
● Locating Printer Components
● Controlling Print Jobs
● Printer Supplies and Accessories
● HP JetSend Communications
Using Your Printer
Information on using the printer to perform common tasks is
presented throughout this guide. Some specific tasks and the
chapters describing them are listed below.
● Using the Printer Control Panel (Chapter 2)
● Loading Media into the Printer (Chapter 3)
● Optimizing Color Quality (Chapter 4)
● Clearing Paper Jams (Chapter 9)
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Printer Features
This printer combines the quality and reliability of Hewlett-Packard
printers with the features listed below. For more information on printer
features, see the Hewlett-Packard website at http://www.hp.com.
Performance ● 16 pages per minute (ppm) in black and white
● 4 ppm in color
● Transparencies and glossy paper (8 ppm in black and white, 2 ppm in
color)
Memory ● 32 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM)
(40 MB in the HP Color LaserJet 4500 DN Printer)
● Memory Enhancement Technology (MEt), which automatically
compresses data to use RAM more efficiently
Supported
Printer
Personalities
● HP PCL5c
● PostScript Emulation
● Auto language switching
Fonts ● 80 internal fonts
● HP FontSmart
Paper Handling
(Input)
● 150-sheet multipurpose tray. Use for paper, transparencies, labels,
heavy media, and envelopes
● 250-sheet standard cassette
● 500-sheet paper feeder (included with the HP Color LaserJet 4500 DN
Printer)
Paper Handling
(Output)
● Top output bin holds up to 250 sheets of standard paper
● Rear output bin holds up to 100 sheets of standard paper
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Duplex Printing ● Duplex printing accessory mounts directly beneath the printer for
two-sided printing (included with the HP Color LaserJet 4500 DN
Printer)
Connectivity ● Bidirectional parallel port requires a “C” connector
● Two Enhanced Input/Output (EIO) slots
● HP JetDirect print server (EIO network card) (included with the
HP Color LaserJet 4500 N and 4500 DN Printers)
Environmental
Features
● PowerSave setting (meets ENERGY STAR guidelines)
● High content of recyclable components and materials
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Factors Affecting Printer Performance
Several factors affect the time it takes to print a job. Among these is
printer speed, measured in pages per minute (ppm). Factors that
affect printer speed include special media (such as transparencies,
glossy media, and heavy media) and custom-size media.
The time required to download a print job from the computer to the
printer also affects print speed. Among the factors that affect
download time are:
● complex or large graphics
● color versus black and white
● the printer’s I/O configuration (network versus parallel speed)
● the speed of the computer you are using
● the amount of printer memory installed
● the network operating system and configuration (if applicable)
● printer personality (PCL or PostScript Emulation)
Note Adding additional printer memory may resolve memory problems,
improve how the printer handles complex graphics, and improve
download times, but will not increase printer speed.
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Managing Memory
This printer supports up to 208 MB of memory. You can add additional
memory by installing Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs). To allow
for memory expansion, the printer has three available DIMM slots,
which accept 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 MB of RAM each. For information on
installing printer memory, see Appendix A.
The printer features Memory Enhancement Technology (MEt), which
automatically compresses page data to provide the most efficient use
of the printer’s RAM.
Note If memory problems occur when you are printing complex graphics, you
can make more memory available by removing downloaded fonts, style
sheets, and macros from printer memory. Reducing the complexity of
a print job from within an application or printer driver can help in
avoiding memory problems.
Effects of Printer Features
Certain printer features require printer memory. These features can
be disabled to save printer memory resources. For information on
disabling these resources, see the chapter on using the printer control
panel.
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Locating Printer Components
The following illustrations identify the locations and names of key
components of this printer.
Figure 1-1 Front View (shown with 500-sheet paper feeder and duplex printing
accessory)
1 Top Output Bin
2 Printer Control Panel
3 Power Switch (standby button)
4 Optional Duplex Printing Accessory Drawer
5 Tray 3 (optional 500-sheet paper feeder)
6 Tray 2 (250 sheets of standard paper)
7 Middle Front Drawer (transfer belt access)
8 Tray 1 (150-sheet multipurpose tray)
9 Upper Front Drawer (imaging drum access)
10 Top Cover Door Release Button
11 Top Cover Door (toner cartridge access)
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Figure 1-2 Rear View (shown with 500-sheet paper feeder and duplex printing accessory)
1 Rear Door (fuser access)
2 Rear Output Bin Door
3 Optional Duplex Printing Accessory Cover
4 Optional Duplex Printing Accessory Power Receptacle
5 Printer Power Receptacle
6 EIO slots
7 Parallel Connector (“C” connector)
8 Memory Access
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Controlling Print Jobs
Three options are available for controlling print jobs:
● Select printer settings through your software application or the
printer driver (recommended method)
● Select printer settings using the printer control panel
● Enter printer commands directly into files
Select printer settings through your software
application or the printer driver
The optimal way to control the printer is through your software
application or the printer driver. Changing these settings affects only
your print job. Most software applications allow you to choose printing
selections from menus within the software application. These
selections override the selections on the printer control panel.
Select printer settings using the printer control panel
You can also control the printer through the keys and menus of the
printer control panel. Changing these settings affects all print jobs. If
you are sharing the printer, coordinate control panel changes with
other users. For more information, see the chapter on using the
printer control panel.
Note Software application and printer driver settings override printer control
panel settings.
Enter printer commands directly into files
Some software applications allow you to enter printer commands (for
example, escape sequences) directly into files. However, this method
of controlling your printer requires that you learn printer PCL
commands. For information on PCL printer commands, see
Appendix C or the PCL Technical Reference Package for this printer.
You can purchase the guide through HP Direct. (See Appendix D for
ordering information.)
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Printer Supplies and Accessories
You can increase the capabilities of your printer by adding
accessories. To order printer accessory products, call
Hewlett-Packard’s Direct Marketing Division. (See the Warranty and
Support chapter of this guide for phone numbers.)
Accessory Product
Number
Description Additional Information
Memory (DIMMs) C4140A
C4141A
C4142A
C4143A
C4144A
4 MB
8 MB
16 MB
32 MB
64 MB
This printer uses dual inline
memory modules (DIMMs)
exclusively.
500-Sheet Paper
Feeder
C4082A Optional 500-sheet input tray
Duplex Printing
Accessory
C4083A Optional two-sided printing
accessory
Printer Cabinet C4235A HP Color LaserJet 4500
Printer Cabinet
Toner Supplies C4191A
C4192A
C4193A
C4194A
Black
Cyan
Magenta
Yellow
Consumable Items C4195A
C4196A
C4197A
C4198A
Drum Kit
Transfer Kit
Fuser Kit (110V)
Fuser Kit (220V)
Media C2934A
C2936A
HP Transparency Film (letter)
HP Transparency Film (A4)
Network Connectivity J3110A
J3111A
J3112A
J3113A
HP JetDirect 600N for Ethernet (10Base-T [RJ-45])
HP JetDirect 600N for Ethernet (10Base-T [RJ-45] and
10Base-2 [BNC]) and LocalTalk (DIN-8)
HP JetDirect 600N for Token Ring (DB9, RJ-45)
HP JetDirect 600N for Fast Ethernet (10/100 Base-TX [RJ-45])
Cables C2946A
92215N
92215S
10 m (30 ft) parallel cable (IEEE-1284 compliant) with a 25-pin
DB male to a (IEEE-1284C) male “C” connector
LocalTalk Cable Kit
DIN-8 printer cable (for Macintosh computers)
Reference Materials 5021-0368
5021-0337
5967-0831
HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper Specification Guide
PCL/PJL Technical Reference Package
HP JetDirect Print Server Software Installation Guide
Localized Font
DIMMS
5062-4667
5062-4668
5062-4669
5062-4670
C4292A (CAS)
C4293A (CAS)
YS-90210
Greek
Hebrew
Cyrillic
Arabic
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Japanese
(1MB)
(8MB)
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HP JetSend Communications
HP JetSend is a new technology from Hewlett-Packard that allows
network devices to communicate directly with each other. Devices
that feature the HP JetSend technology can exchange information
directly with other devices that are connected via an intranet.
Sending devices include JetSend-enabled scanners and PCs.
Receiving devices include JetSend-enabled PCs.
HP JetSend technology enables flexible, direct communications
between network devices. HP JetSend enables simple, targeted,
information exchange that is independent of both servers and
applications. This means that users can easily exchange information
directly between intranet-connected devices like printers and
scanners (and other devices in the future).
HP JetSend capabilities can be integrated into the Microsoft Windows
environment. For example, using PCs that have been JetSend-
enabled by installing HP JetSend for Windows software, you can
distribute information via an intranet to several users. Users can
receive the document in their JetSend-enabled PC’s Inbox or print
directly to their JetSend-enabled printer. In addition to sending and
receiving documents, you can view documents in the HP JetSend
Viewer. HP JetSend for Windows software can be installed through
an installer on the compact disc.
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2Using the Printer
Control Panel
Overview
This chapter helps you use the printer control panel to maximize
printer performance. This chapter includes the following sections:
● When to Use the Printer Control Panel
● Locating Printer Control Panel Features
● Using Printer Control Panel Menus
● Using the Printer Control Panel in Shared Environments
● Changing Printer Control Panel Configuration Settings
Note Unless otherwise specified, “control panel” refers to the printer’s
control panel. Keys on the control panel are indicated by the KEY font.
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When to Use the Printer Control Panel
Hewlett-Packard has designed the printer control panel to facilitate
making printing selections when your software does not provide them.
Use the printer control panel for overall configuration requirements, to
obtain printer status information, and to perform the following
procedures:
● configure input trays for media type and size
● take the printer online or offline
● print configuration pages and menu maps
● change printer default settings
● verify available fonts
Software applications that provide commands for selecting printing
options allow you to control print jobs through the software application
rather than by changing control panel settings at the printer. The
degree of control varies among applications. Software commands
override printer control panel settings for all Print Menu and most
Configuration Menu items.
Note For information about controlling the printer in a network environment,
see the HP JetDirect Print Server Software Installation Guide. Also,
see the online Help files provided with HP JetAdmin software and the
HP LaserJet utility.
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Locating Printer Control Panel Features
Figure 2-1 Printer Control Panel
1 Attention Indicator Light
2 Menu Key*
3 Item Key*
4 Value Key*
5 Select Key
6 Cancel Job Key
7 Go Key
8 Data Indicator Light
9 Ready Indicator Light
10 Printer Control Panel Display
*Rocker keys
Note The Item key is also used to navigate through the online Help system.
1
2
3
4
5
10
9
8
7
6
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Using Printer Control Panel Keys
The following table summarizes the function of each printer control
panel key.
Using the Printer Online Help System
This printer features an online Help system that provides instructions
for resolving most printer errors. Certain control panel error
messages alternate with instructions on accessing the online help
system.
Whenever a ? appears in an error message, or a message alternates
with “FOR HELP PRESS THE ? KEY,” press the ITEM key to navigate
through a sequence of instructions.
Note To exit the online Help system, press either GO or SELECT.
Key Function
GO Dependent upon the status of the printer. Normally, GO activates printing
using current settings or directs the printer to proceed with the process
designated on the control panel. If the printer is offline, pressing GO will
return the printer to the READY state.
CANCEL JOB Terminates the job that is currently printing. The printer stops and purges all
input until a new job is detected.
MENU Displays a menu system for obtaining printer status information or changing
the printer’s configuration settings.
ITEM Cycles through items in the selected menu. Menu items vary depending on
the options installed and on the configuration of other menu choices. The
ITEM key is also used to navigate through the printer’s online Help system.
VALUE Cycles through the value choices for a particular menu item.
SELECT Selects the value that is currently shown on the display.
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Interpreting Control Panel Indicator Lights
The following table explains the meaning of the printer control panel
indicator lights.
Indicator On Off Flashing
Ready
(green)
Printer is online (able to
accept and process
data).
Printer is offline. Printer is attempting to
stop printing and go
offline.
Data
(green)
Processed data is
present in the printer,
but more data is
needed to complete the
job.
No data is being
received or processed.
Data is being received
and processed by the
printer.
Attention
(amber)
A critical error has
occurred. Printer
requires attention.
No conditions exist
that require attention.
An error has occurred.
Printer requires
attention.
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Using Printer Control Panel Menus
The printer control panel menus allow you to change printer settings
and to access printer status information. This section outlines the
printer control panel menus and the selections available within each
menu.
Menu Locking
Menu selections can be locked out by a system administrator. If you
are unable to access a particular menu, contact your system
administrator.
Information Menu
The Information Menu selections are used for accessing and printing
specific printer information.
Menu Item Description
PRINT MENU MAP Prints the control panel menu map.
PRINT
CONFIGURATION
Prints the printer configuration page.
PRINT CONFIG
CONTINUOUS
Continuously prints the configuration page
until CANCEL JOB is pressed.
PRINT
FONT LIST
Prints the available PCL and PS (emulated
PostScript) font samples.
SHOW EVENT LOG Prints a historical list of printer events.
REMAINING LIFE Displays the projected remaining life for the
Transfer Belt, Fuser, and Imaging Drum.
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Printing a Menu Map
Printing a menu map can help you navigate through control panel
menus. See the menu map sample that follows.
To print a menu map
1 On the printer control panel, press MENU until INFORMATION
MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until PRINT MENU MAP displays.
3 Press SELECT to print the menu map. After printing the menu
map, the printer will return to the READY state.
Interpreting the Menu Map
The following sample illustrates a menu map.
Figure 2-2 Menu Map
1 Information Menu
2 Paper Handling Menu
3 Configuration Menu
4 Printing Menu
5 I/O Menu
6 Calibration Menu
7 Resets Menu
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Printing a Printer Configuration Page
Printing out a printer configuration page can help you verify that the
printer is configured properly. This can be useful in troubleshooting
printer problems.
To print a printer configuration page
1 On the printer control panel, press MENU until INFORMATION
MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until PRINT CONFIGURATION displays.
3 Press SELECT to print the configuration page. The printer will
return to the READY state.
Note If the printer is configured with EIO cards (for example, an HP JetDirect
Print Server), an additional configuration page will print that provides
interface configuration information.
Interpreting the Printer Configuration Page
The following sample illustrates a printer configuration page.
Figure 2-3 Printer Configuration Page
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1 Printer Information—Lists the printer serial number, PCL/PS
firmware revision, total number of pages printed during the life of
the printer, and total number of color pages printed during the life
of the printer.
2 Consumables: % of Life Remaining—Lists the percentage of
the estimated remaining life for the transfer kit, fuser kit, and the
drum kit.
3 Security—Shows whether the printer control panel is locked or
unlocked. Also shows whether the printer control panel password
is enabled or disabled.
4 Density Settings—Lists the current density settings.
5 Configuration Menu—Lists the current settings of the
configuration menu items.
6 I/O Menu—Lists the current settings of the I/O menu items.
7 Paper Trays—Lists the size and type of media currently
configured for each input tray. Also lists the current Tray 1 mode,
A4/letter override setting, and default size setting.
8 Installed Options—Lists installed options such as EIO cards,
DIMMs, duplex printing accessory, and 500-sheet paper feeder.
9 Memory—Shows the total memory installed and the total
memory available in the printer. Also lists the memory allocation
settings.
10 Printing Menu—Lists the current settings of the printing menu
items.
11 Event Log—Lists the last five printer events, including printer
jams, service errors, and other printer conditions.
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Paper Handling Menu
The Paper Handling Menu allows you to configure input trays by size
and type. This menu can also be used to set the default media size
and type.
Note The default mode for Tray 1 is TRAY 1 MODE=FIRST. In this mode, if
media is loaded in Tray 1, and no other tray is requested, the printer
will pull media from Tray 1 regardless of the size and type of media
loaded in the tray. To configure Tray 1 by size or type, it must be
configured as TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE.
*Denotes default setting
**In certain countries/regions, A4 is the default setting
Menu Item Values
TRAY 1 MODE FIRST*
CASSETTE
TRAY 1 SIZE
(appears only if Tray 1 mode is set to
TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE)
LETTER*/A4**
LEGAL
EXEC
JIS B5
A5
CUSTOM
B5
COM10
C5
DL
MONARC
TRAY 1 TYPE
(appears only if Tray 1 mode is set to
TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE)
PLAIN*
PREPRINTD
LTRHEAD
TRNSPRNCY
GLOSS
PREPUNCHD
LABELS
BOND
RECYCLED
COLOR
HEAVY
CARDSTOCK
TRAY 2 TYPE (same choices as TRAY 1 TYPE except
LABELS and CARDSTOCK)
TRAY 3 TYPE (same choices as TRAY 1 TYPE except
LABELS and CARDSTOCK)
A4/LETTER
OVERRIDE
NO*
YES
DEFAULT SIZE (same choices as TRAY 1 SIZE)
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Configuration Menu
The Configuration Menu is used to set general printer default settings.
CAUTION Hewlett-Packard recommends that configuration settings only be
changed by a system administrator. Configuration settings seldom
need to be changed.
*Denotes default setting
Menu Item Values Description
POWERSAVE OFF
1 MIN (used for
troubleshooting)
30 MIN
1 HR*
2 HRS
4 HRS
8 HRS
The length of time before the
printer goes into power-saving
mode.
PERSONALITY AUTO*
PCL
PS
The personality (language) the
printer uses to process a print job.
CLEARABLE
WARNINGS
JOB*
ON
If ON, message is displayed until
GO is pressed. If JOB, message is
displayed until end of print job.
AUTO CONTINUE ON*
OFF
Determines whether the printer
continues printing when certain
errors occur. If ON, printer returns
to the READY state. If OFF, printer
remains offline until GO is pressed.
TONER LOW CONTINUE*
STOP
Determines whether the printer
continues or stops printing when a
TONER LOW condition is
detected.
TONER OUT STOP*
OVERRIDE
Determines whether the printer
continues printing when GO is
pressed after a TONER OUT
condition is detected.
JAM RECOVERY OFF*
ON
Printer attempts to recover from
jams and reprints affected pages.
PRINT PS ERRORS OFF*
ON
Prints out an error page when
emulated PostScript errors occur.
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Printing Menu
The Printing Menu is used to set default settings for a specific print
job.
*Denotes default setting
1Only displays when the Duplex Printing Accessory is attached
2Only displays when DUPLEX is selected
3Only displays when a fixed space font is specified
4Only displays when a proportional space font is specified
Menu Item Values Description
COPIES 1 to 999 (default:1) Number of copies.
ORIENTATION PORTRAIT*
LANDSCAPE
Determines the default
page orientation.
FORM LENGTH 5 to 128 lines
(default: 60)
Maximum lines on a page
before a formfeed occurs.
DUPLEX1 OFF*
ON
Enables two-sided
printing.
BINDING2 LONG EDGE*
SHORT EDGE
Prints pages for specified
binding type.
PCL FONT SOURCE INTERNAL*
SOFT
SLOT n (n = 1,2,3)
Instructs the printer
where to look for PCL
fonts.
PCL FONT NUMBER 0 to 999 (default: 0) Specifies a default PCL
font number.
PCL FONT PITCH3 0.44 to 99.99
(default: 10)
Specifies a default pitch
for PCL fonts.
PCL FONT
POINT SIZE4
4 to 999.75
(default: 12)
Specifies a default font
size for PCL fonts.
PCL SYMBOL SET PC-8 (default) Used to select an
appropriate symbol set.
See the appendix on PCL
commands.
COURIER REGULAR*
DARK
Dark Courier was used in
older LaserJet printers.
APPEND CR TO LF NO*
YES
Appends a carriage
return to each line feed
character in the data
stream. (UNIX)
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I/O Menu
The I/O Menu allows you to make changes to printer interface
settings. The following table lists the selections that appear for each
item in this menu. (See chapter 6 for additional information.)
*Denotes default setting
1Only appears if I/O BUFFER is ON
EIO Menu
If an Enhanced Input Output (EIO) card (for example, an HP JetDirect
Print Server) has been installed in the printer, an additional menu is
available. This additional menu provides a way to configure the EIO
accessory and to adjust network interface settings. For information on
HP JetDirect EIO menus, see the HP JetDirect Print Server Software
Installation Guide. This guide is included with the HP Color LaserJet
4500 N and 4500 DN printers and is also available through HP Direct.
(For ordering information, see Appendix D.)
Menu Item Values Description
I/O TIMEOUT 5 to 300 SECONDS
(default: 15)
Amount of time the printer waits to
receive data before switching to
another port.
I/O BUFFER AUTO*
OFF
ON
Allocates memory to I/O ports.
I/O BUFFER SIZE1 nnnnnnK
(default: 100K)
Amount of memory allocated to the
I/O ports.
PARALLEL HIGH
SPEED
YES*
NO
Allows faster parallel
communications supported by
newer computers.
PARALLEL
ADV FUNCTIONS
ON*
OFF
Turns bidirectional parallel
communication on and off.
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Calibration Menu
This printer features automatic, internal calibration to produce
optimum color for most print jobs. The Calibration Menu provides fine-
tuning for critical color-matching requirements.
For information on using this menu for setting toner densities, see
chapter 4.
CAUTION Calibrating toner densities changes the color balance of your printer by
altering halftones. It affects all print jobs. Notify your network
administrator before performing this procedure.
Menu Item Values Description
PRINT
CALIBRATION PAGE
Prints out the color calibration
page.
CYAN
DENSITY
-5 to +5
(default: 0)
Used for increasing or decreasing
cyan toner density.
MAGENTA
DENSITY
-5 to +5
(default: 0)
Used for increasing or decreasing
magenta toner density.
YELLOW
DENSITY
-5 to +5
(default: 0)
Used for increasing or decreasing
yellow toner density.
BLACK
DENSITY
-5 to +5
(default: 0)
Used for increasing or decreasing
black toner density.
RESET DENSITY
VALUES
Resets density values back to
default settings. Press SELECT to
reset values.
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Resets Menu
The Resets Menu is used for resetting the printer’s memory and for
returning the printer to its factory default settings. It is also used to
clear maintenance messages following the replacement of certain
consumable items.
Menu Item Description
RESET MEMORY Resets the printer to user-specified default settings.
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
Resets the printer to factory default settings.
NEW TRANSFER KIT
SELECT IF DONE
Clears the maintenance message after the transfer kit
has been replaced.
NEW FUSER KIT
SELECT IF DONE
Clears the maintenance message after the fuser kit has
been replaced.
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Using the Printer Control Panel in
Shared Environments
The printer control panel functions essentially the same in shared
printer environments as it does when connected to a standalone
computer. If problems occur, contact your network administrator.
Because your printer is shared with other users, adhering to the
following guidelines will help ensure successful printer operation:
● Consult your system administrator before making changes to
control panel settings. Changing control panel settings could
affect other print jobs.
● Coordinate with other users before changing the default printer
font and downloading soft fonts. Coordinating these operations
conserves memory and avoids unexpected printer output.
● Be aware that switching printer personalities, such as Emulated
PostScript or PCL, affects the printed output of other users.
Note Your network operating system may automatically protect each user’s
print job from the effects of other print jobs. Consult your system
administrator for more information.
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Changing Printer Control Panel Configuration
Settings
By using the printer control panel, you can make changes to general
printer configuration default settings such as PowerSave, printer
personality (language) and jam recovery.
CAUTION Hewlett-Packard recommends that configuration settings be changed
only by a system administrator. Configuration settings very seldom
need to be changed.
To change printer control panel configuration
settings
1 Press MENU until CONFIGURATION MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until the item that you want to change displays.
3 Press VALUE until the appropriate setting displays.
4 Press SELECT to save the setting.
5 Press GO to return the printer to the READY state.
Changing PowerSave Settings
The adjustable PowerSave feature reduces power consumption when
the printer has been inactive for an extended period. The printer
display dims when the printer is in PowerSave mode. You can set the
length of time before the printer goes into PowerSave mode to OFF,
1 minute, 30 minutes or to 1, 2, 4, or 8 hours. The default setting is
1 hour.
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To change PowerSave setting
1 Press MENU until CONFIGURATION MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until POWERSAVE displays.
3 Press VALUE until the appropriate setting displays.
4 Press SELECT to save the setting.
5 Press GO. The printer will return to the READY state within a few
minutes.
If you want to disable PowerSave, select OFF in step 3.
Note This printer qualifies as ENERGY STAR compliant, as determined by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Switching Printer Personalities
This printer features automatic personality (printer language)
switching. In AUTO mode, the printer automatically detects the type of
print job and configures its personality to accommodate that job. You
also can change the personality mode to either PCL or PostScript
Emulation (PS).
To switch printer personality
1 Press MENU until CONFIGURATION MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until PERSONALITY displays.
3 Press VALUE until the appropriate setting displays.
4 Press SELECT to save the setting.
5 Press GO to return the printer to the READY state.
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Setting the I/O Timeout
I/O Timeout sets the number of seconds that the printer waits to
receive additional data from the computer before switching I/O ports.
The default setting for the printer is 15 seconds.
Note Setting the I/O Timeout too high may cause a single I/O port to remain
active and prohibit data from being received through other ports.
Setting I/O Timeout too low may result in missing characters, out-of-
order print jobs, or other print problems.
To set the I/O Timeout
1 Press MENU until I/O MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until I/O TIMEOUT displays.
3 Press VALUE to increase or decrease the I/O Timeout value.
Holding the key down will change the value more quickly.
4 Press SELECT to save the setting.
5 Press GO to return the printer to the READY state.
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Disabling the High-Speed Parallel Interface
This printer features a high-speed, bi-directional parallel interface.
The interface supports high and low speed access. The high-speed
access may not be compatible with some computers. Through the I/O
Menu, you can enable and disable high speed parallel interface. The
default setting is enabled.
To disable the high speed parallel interface
1 Press MENU until I/O MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until PARALLEL HIGH SPEED displays.
3 Press VALUE until NO displays. (To enable high-speed parallel
interface, set the value to YES.)
4 Press SELECT to save the setting.
5 Press GO to return the printer to the READY state.
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Setting Advanced Functions
This printer supports bidirectional parallel communication. You can
turn this feature on and off through the I/O Menu.
To enable bidirectional parallel communication
1 Press MENU until I/O MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until PARALLEL ADV FUNCTIONS displays.
3 Press VALUE until ON displays.
4 Press SELECT to save the setting.
5 Press GO to return the printer to the READY state.
Resetting Printer Memory
CAUTION Resetting memory clears the page buffer, removes downloaded fonts
and macros, and returns all print menu settings to user-selected
defaults.
To reset printer memory
1 Press MENU until RESETS MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until RESET MEMORY displays.
3 Press SELECT. RESETTING MEMORY appears on the printer
control panel display, and then the printer automatically returns to
the READY state.
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Resetting the Printer to Factory Default
Settings
Resetting the printer to factory default settings can be useful when
you are troubleshooting with the printer.
CAUTION Resetting factory defaults clears the page buffer, removes downloaded
fonts and macros, and returns all print menu settings to factory defaults.
To reset the printer to factory default settings
1 Press MENU until RESETS MENU displays.
2 Press ITEM until RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS displays.
3 Press SELECT until the following message appears:
RESTORING
FACTORY SETTINGS
This message displays until the printer has completed the
initialization process. The printer automatically returns to the READY
state.
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3Common
Printing Tasks
Overview
This chapter helps you perform common printing tasks. The
chapter includes the following sections:
● Selecting Print Media
● Printing on Special Media
● Controlling Print Jobs
● Configuring Input Trays
● Printing from Tray 1 (Multipurpose Tray)
● Printing from Tray 2
● Printing from Tray 3 (optional 500-Sheet Paper Feeder)
● Using the Duplex Printing Accessory for Two-Sided Printing
● Special Printing Situations
● Stopping a Print Request
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Selecting Print Media
You can use many types of paper and other print media with this
printer. This section provides guidelines and specifications for
selecting and using different print media.
Before purchasing any media or specialized forms in quantity, verify
that your paper supplier obtains and understands the print media
requirements specified in the HP LaserJet Family Paper Specification
Guide. The guide is available through HP Direct. See Appendix D for
ordering information.
It is possible that media could meet all of the guidelines in this chapter
and still not print satisfactorily. This may be due to abnormal
characteristics of the printing environment or to other variables over
which Hewlett-Packard has no control (for example, extremes in
temperature and humidity).
Hewlett-Packard recommends testing any media before buying it
in large quantities.
CAUTION Using media that does not conform to the specifications listed here or
in the paper specification guide can cause problems that require
service. This service is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard warranty
or service agreements.
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Supported Media Weights and Sizes
For optimum results, use conventional 75 g/m2
(20 lb) xerographic
paper. Verify that the paper is of good quality and is free of cuts,
nicks, tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, curls, or bent
edges.
Tray Supported Media
Media
Specifications
Capacity
Tray 1 Paper
A4/Letter
Legal
Executive
JIS B5
A5
Custom
Minimum Size:
76 x 127 mm (3 x 5 in)
Maximum Size:
216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14)
Single-sided:
60 to 159 g/m2
(16 to 42 lb)
Two-sided:
64 to 105 g/m2
(17 to 28 lb)
150 sheets of 75 g/m2
(20 lb) paper
Do not load more than
the maximum stack
height of 15 mm (0.6 in).
Transparencies
Glossy Paper
0.13 mm (5 mil)
120 g/m2
(32 lb/80 lb text)
Limit of 50
Limit of 50 sheets
Envelopes
(Tray 1 only)
Com10
Monarch
C5
DL
B5 (JIS)
Maximum weight:
90 g/m2
(24 lb)
Limit of 10
Labels
(Tray 1 only)
Limit of 50
Cardstock (Postcards)
(Tray 1 only)
Maximum weight:
176 g/m2
(47 lb)
Maximum size:
200mm x 148mm
(7.87 in x 5.82 in)
Do not load more than
the maximum stack
height of
15 mm (0.6 in)
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*Trays 2 and 3 use “Custom” size specifically for B5 ISO. Trays 2 and 3 do not support the range of custom
sizes available in Tray 1.
Tray 2 Paper
A4/Letter
Legal
Executive
JIS B5
A5
Custom (B5 ISO)*
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
250 sheets of 75 g/m2
(20 lb) paper
Transparencies
Glossy Paper
0.13 mm (5 mil)
120 g/m2
(32 lb/80 lb text)
Limit of 50
Limit of 200 sheets
Tray 3
(optional)
Paper
A4/Letter
Legal
Executive
JIS B5
Custom (B5 ISO)*
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
500 sheets of 75 g/m2
(20 lb) paper
Transparencies
Glossy Paper
0.13 mm (5 mil)
120 g/m2
(32 lb/80 lb text)
Limit of 50
Limit of 500 sheets
Duplex
Printing
Accessory
(optional)
Paper
A4/Letter
Legal
Executive
JIS B5
64 to 105 g/m2
(17 to 28 lb)
Tray Supported Media
Media
Specifications
Capacity
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Media to Avoid
Use the following guidelines to avoid poor print quality or damage to
your printer:
● Do not use paper that is too rough.
● Do not use paper that is embossed or coated unless it is
specifically recommended for use in this printer.
● Do not use paper with cutouts or perforations other than standard
3-hole punched paper.
● Do not use multipart forms.
● Do not use paper with irregularities such as tabs or staples.
● Do not use letterhead paper with low temperature dyes or
thermography. Preprinted forms or letterhead must use inks that
can tolerate temperatures of 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second.
● Do not use any media that produces hazardous emissions, or
that melts, offsets, or discolors when exposed to 190° C (374° F)
for 0.1 second.
● Do not use paper that has already been printed on or that has
been fed through a photocopier.
● Do not use paper with a watermark if you are printing solid
patterns.
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Printing on Special Media
Use these guidelines when printing on special types of media.
Printing on Transparencies
When printing on transparencies, use the following guidelines:
CAUTION To prevent transparencies from bonding together, always send them to
the top output bin.
● Handle transparencies using the edges. Oils from your fingers
that are deposited on the transparency can cause print quality
problems.
CAUTION Use only overhead transparencies recommended for use in this printer.
Hewlett-Packard recommends using HP Color LaserJet
Transparencies with this printer. HP products are designed to work
together for optimum printing results.
Printing on Glossy Paper
When printing on glossy paper, select the glossy print setting in the
printer driver. You can also use the printer control panel to set the
media type to GLOSS for the input tray you are using. Because this
affects all print jobs, it is important to return the printer back to its
original settings once your job has printed. See the section later in
this chapter on configuring input trays.
Printing on Colored Paper
Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white
xerographic paper. Pigments used must be able to withstand the
printer’s fusing temperature of 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second without
deterioration. Do not use paper with a colored coating that was added
after the paper was produced.
The printer creates colors by printing patterns of dots, overlaying and
varying their spacing to produce various colors. Varying the shade or
color of your paper will affect the shades of your printed colors.

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