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HP Laserjet,Color Laserjet 1600 User Manual

Hp laserjet,color laserjet 1600: user guide.

 
HP Color LaserJet 1600
User Guide
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Summary of Contents

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    HP Color LaserJet 1600 User Guide...

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    HP Color LaserJet 1600 Printer User Guide...

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    Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Part number CB373-90906...

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    Before calling HP, have the following information ready: product name and serial number, date of purchase, and description of the problem. You can also find support on the Internet at http://www.hp.com. Click the support & drivers block. Software utilities, drivers, and electronic information Go to http://www.hp.com/go/clj1600_software.

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    To check the printer status and settings and to view troubleshooting information and online documentation, use the HP Toolbox software. You can view the HP Toolbox when the printer is directly connected to your computer. You must have performed a complete software installation to use the HP Toolbox.

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    Quick access to printer information ...2 User guide links ...2 Where to look for more information ...2 Printer configurations ...4 HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer ...4 Printer features ...5 Walk around ...7 Software ...9 Software and supported operating systems ...9 Software tips ...9...

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    Printing on envelopes ...28 Printing on labels ...30 Transparencies ...31 Printing on HP LaserJet glossy paper and HP LaserJet photo paper ...32 Printing on letterhead or preprinted forms ...33 Printing on HP LaserJet Tough paper ...34 Printing on custom-sized print media or cardstock ...35 Controlling print jobs ...36...

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    Print on both sides of the paper ...53 Print on envelopes and custom media sizes ...54 Change the device print settings, such as print quality, in HP Toolbox ...54 Print color documents from my computer in black and white only ...54 Change color options ...55...

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    Cleaning the printer ...71 To clean the fuser using HP Toolbox ...71 Calibrating the printer ...72 To calibrate the printer at the printer ...72 To calibrate the printer from the HP Toolbox ...72 8 Problem solving Support strategy ...74 Troubleshooting process ...75 Troubleshooting checklist ...75...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Appendix B Service and support Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement ...106 Print Cartridge Limited Warranty Statement ...107 Availability of support and service ...108 HP Care Pack™ Services and Service Agreements ...108 Repacking the printer ...109 To repack the printer ...109 Service information form ...110 Appendix C Specifications MFP specifications ...111...

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    Printer basics This section provides information about the following topics: ● Quick access to printer information ● Printer configurations ● Printer features ● Walk around ● Software ● Print-media specifications ENWW...

  • Page 14: Quick Access To Printer Information, User Guide Links, Where To Look For More Information

    User guide—Contains detailed information for using the printer and troubleshooting problems. This guide is available in two formats on the CD-ROM that came with the printer: in PDF format for printing and HTML format for online viewing. It is also available through the HP Toolbox software. Chapter 1...

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    Online Help—Contains information about printer options that are available within the printer drivers. To view a Help file, open the online Help through the printer driver. HTML (online) user guide—Contains detailed information for using the printer and troubleshooting problems. Go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj1600. After connecting, select Manuals.

  • Page 16: Printer Configurations, Hp Color Laserjet 1600 Printer

    Thank you for purchasing the HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer. This printer is available in the configuration described below. HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer The HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer is a four-color laser printer that prints eight pages per minute (ppm) in both monochrome (black and white) and color. ●...

  • Page 17: Printer Features

    Printing multiple pages on one sheet of paper (N-up printing) Printing on both sides. ● A Supplies Status page with print cartridge gauges that show the supply levels that remain. For HP supplies only. ● No-shake cartridge design. ● Authentication for HP print cartridges. Printer features...

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    All doors and covers can be opened by using one hand. Optional Tray 3. This 250-sheet universal tray reduces how often you have to add paper to the printer. Only one additional 250-sheet tray can be installed on the printer.

  • Page 19: Walk Around

    Walk around The following illustrations identify the locations and names of key components of this printer. Figure 1-1 Front view (shown with optional Tray 3) Output bin Printer control panel Front door Tray 2 (250 sheets) Tray 1 (single sheet priority feed slot) Tray 3 (optional;...

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    Transfer belt (ETB) Print cartridges CAUTION Do not place anything on the transfer belt , which is located on the inside of the front door. Otherwise, the printer may be damaged, adversely affecting print quality. Chapter 1 Printer basics ENWW...

  • Page 21: Software, Software And Supported Operating Systems, Software Tips

    Software and supported operating systems For easy printer setup and access to the full range of printer features, HP strongly recommends that you install the software that is provided. Not all software is available in all languages. See the Getting Started Guide for installation instructions, and see the Readme file for the latest software information.

  • Page 22: What Other Software Is Available, Software For Windows, Printer Drivers, Using Help, Hp Toolbox

    See the Readme file for additional release information. What other software is available? See the Readme file that is provided on the HP Color LaserJet 1600 CD-ROM for additional, included software and for supported languages.

  • Page 23: To Uninstall Software For Windows 98 Second Edition And Later

    -or- Repeat step c until all of the programs are closed. On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to HP, point to HP Color LaserJet 1600, and click Uninstall HP Color LaserJet 1600. On the Setup screen, click Next.

  • Page 24: Print-media Specifications, General Guidelines, Paper And Print Media

    Before purchasing large quantities of print media, always test a sample and make sure that the print media meets the requirements specified in this user guide and in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Guide. For ordering information, see...

  • Page 25: Printing And Storage Environment, Envelopes

    The best way to store an opened ream of paper is to rewrap it tightly in its moisture-proof wrapping. If the printer environment is subject to extremes, unwrap only the amount of paper to be used during the day's operation to prevent unwanted moisture changes.

  • Page 26: Envelope Storage And Construction

    ● Condition: Envelopes should not be wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged. ● Temperature: Use envelopes that are compatible with the heat and pressure of the printer. This printer's fusing temperature is 210° C (410° F). ● Size: Use only envelopes that are within the following size ranges.

  • Page 27: Labels, Transparencies

    Envelopes with a peel-off adhesive strip or with more than one flap that folds over to seal must use adhesives that are compatible with the heat and pressure in the printer. The extra flaps and strips might cause wrinkling, creasing, or even jams and might damage the fuser.

  • Page 28: Supported Media Weights And Sizes, Tray 1 And Tray 2 Media Specifications

    Labels Envelopes The printer supports a wide range of standard and custom sizes of print media. Check the printer driver for supported sizes. Capacity can vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions. Smoothness: 100 to 250 (Sheffield).

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    Maximum: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 inches) The printer supports a wide range of standard and custom sizes of print media. Check the printer driver for supported sizes. Capacity can vary depending on the media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.

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    Chapter 1 Printer basics ENWW...

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    Control panel This section provides information about the control panel features. ENWW...

  • Page 32: Control Panel Features, Display, Understanding Supplies Status

    Left arrow button Display The printer’s display gives you information about the printer, job status, and levels of supplies. Message area Supplies gauges Print cartridge colors are indicated from left to right: black, yellow, cyan, and magenta Understanding Supplies Status The supplies gauges show the consumption levels of print cartridges (black, yellow, cyan, and magenta).

  • Page 33: Understanding Printer Status, Black, Yellow, Cyan, And Magenta Supplies Status Gauges, Cancel Job Button

    Generally, the Attention light blinks when the printer is out of paper, when a jam has occurred, or when other problems that need attention occur. The Attention light is on and one of the Supplies Status gauges is blinking the first time a non-HP supply is installed.

  • Page 34: Left And Right Arrow Buttons

    Left and Right arrow buttons Use the (Left arrow) and (Right arrow) buttons to navigate through the printer control panel menus. A Demo page can be printed by pressing the (Left arrow) and (Right arrow) buttons simultaneously. Chapter 2 Control panel...

  • Page 35: 3 Printing Tasks

    This section provides information about common printing tasks. ● Loading trays ● Printing on special media ● Controlling print jobs ● Printing on both sides ● Canceling a print job For information about managing the printer and its settings by using the HP Toolbox, see Maintenance. ENWW...

  • Page 36: Loading Trays, Loading Tray 1, To Load Tray 1

    Tray 1 when feeding one sheet of paper, envelope, postcard, label, HP LaserJet glossy paper, HP LaserJet Photo paper, or transparency. You can also use Tray 1 to print the first page on different media than the rest of the document.

  • Page 37: Loading Tray 2 Or Optional Tray 3, To Load Tray 2 Or Optional Tray 3

    Loading Tray 2 or optional Tray 3 Tray 2 and optional Tray 3 are accessed from the front of the printer and hold up to 250 sheets of paper. Tray 2 also supports other media such as envelopes, postcards, transparencies, HP LaserJet glossy paper, and HP LaserJet Photo paper.

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    Move the rear guides to match the size of paper that you are loading. Tray 2 and optional Tray 3 accept several standard paper sizes. If printing paper longer than Letter/A4, extend the rear of the tray until it matches the size you are loading.

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    Make sure that the stack of paper is flat in the tray at all four corners, and keep it below the height tabs on the media-length guide in the rear of the tray. Slide the tray into the printer. The back of the tray will protrude from the back of the printer. ENWW...

  • Page 40: Printing On Special Media, Printing On Envelopes

    Printing on special media If printing on a special type of media, printing speeds might be automatically reduced to improve the output quality for that specific media. Use these guidelines when printing on special types of media. Printing on envelopes Use only envelopes that are recommended for laser printers.

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    Insert an envelope into Tray 1, with the short edge leading into the printer and the flap on the right side facing up. Make sure that the envelope is inserted far enough into the printer for the paper feed mechanism to grab the envelope.

  • Page 42: Printing On Labels

    NOTE If the envelope has a flap on a short edge, this edge must enter the printer first. Slide the side-width guides inward until they lightly touch the stack without bending it. The stack should be centered between the guides and must be under the tabs on the guides.

  • Page 43: Transparencies

    Tray 1 and the side to be printed on facing up for Tray 2. For Tray 1, make sure that the media is inserted far enough into the printer for the paper feed mechanism to grab the media.

  • Page 44: Printing On Hp Laserjet Glossy Paper And Hp Laserjet Photo Paper

    HP LaserJet glossy paper. See information. ● Handle HP LaserJet glossy paper and HP LaserJet photo paper by the edges. Oil from your fingers that is deposited on HP LaserJet glossy paper and HP LaserJet photo paper can cause print-quality problems.

  • Page 45: Printing On Letterhead Or Preprinted Forms

    ● Feed or place HP LaserJet glossy paper and HP LaserJet photo paper in the trays with the top, short edge in first and the side to be printed on facing down for Tray 1 and the side to be printed on facing up for Tray 2.

  • Page 46: Printing On Hp Laserjet Tough Paper

    Printing on HP LaserJet Tough paper When printing on HP LaserJet Tough paper, follow these guidelines: ● Handle HP LaserJet Tough paper by the edges. Oil from your fingers that is deposited on HP LaserJet Tough paper can cause print-quality problems. ●...

  • Page 47: Printing On Custom-sized Print Media Or Cardstock

    In your program, set margins at least 6.4 mm (0.25 inch) away from the edges of the print media. ● Select the custom media that you are using as the Type in the printer driver and set the correct Size.

  • Page 48: Controlling Print Jobs, Printing By Tray Source Versus By Paper Type Or Paper Size

    The printer tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size is loaded in it. However, if you select a tray that is configured from the HP Toolbox for a type or size and that does not match your print job, the printer does not print automatically.

  • Page 49: Setting A Custom Paper Size, Printing In Grayscale, Changing The Color Settings

    Windows: Try to set this setting from one of these locations, in this order: the Page Setup dialog box in the program, the Print dialog box in the program, or the Paper tab in the printer driver. Printing in grayscale If you have a document that you created in color, it will automatically print in color.

  • Page 50: Creating And Using Quick Sets, Reducing Or Enlarging

    Restoring the default printer-driver settings You can return all settings in the printer driver to their default values. This feature might be useful if you are experiencing quality issues, or if the print media is not being selected from the correct tray.

  • Page 51: Gaining Access To Printer Driver Settings, To Print From Windows

    Source is (tray), Type is, or Size is settings, and you can go to step 7. Otherwise, go to step 6. If this print job is to be printed on a non-standard size or weight of paper, select how the printer pulls paper.

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    Properties or Preferences. (The actual steps can vary; this is the most common method.) Access to default printer settings might be restricted and therefore unavailable. Chapter 3 Printing tasks Permanently change default Change configuration settings...

  • Page 53: Printing On Both Sides, Print On Both Sides Of The Paper

    Use the following procedure to configure the printer to print on both sides (manually). ● Windows: In the printer driver, select the Finishing tab, select the Print on both sides (manually) option, and then send the job to print. ENWW...

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    After the job is finished printing, remove any blank paper from Tray 2 or optional Tray 3. Lift the printed stack from the output bin and insert the printed stack without rotating or turning the stack over into the printer tray that was used for the first part of the job. Press (Select) to continue printing on the second side.

  • Page 55: Canceling A Print Job

    A print job can be canceled from a program, from a print queue, or from the the printer. ● If the printer has not started printing, first try to cancel the job within the program that sent the print job. ●...

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    Chapter 3 Printing tasks ENWW...

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    Color This chapter describes how the printer provides great color printing. This chapter also describes ways to produce the best possible color prints. The following topics are covered: ● Using color ● Managing color options ● Matching colors ENWW...

  • Page 58: Using Color, Color Options, Standard Red-green-blue (srgb)

    The printer provides carefully designed and tested color tables to provide smooth, accurate color rendition of all printable colors. HP provides free online tools to help businesses of all sizes with their color printing. HP's Office Color Printing Center (http://www.hp.com/go/color) identifies solutions and information on creating finished projects.

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    The sRGB standard improves your ability to match colors between the printer, the computer monitor, and other input devices (scanners and digital cameras) automatically, without the need to become a color expert.

  • Page 60: Managing Color Options, Print In Grayscale, Automatic Versus Manual Color Adjustment, Manual Color Options

    Print in Grayscale Selecting the Print in Grayscale option from the printer driver prints a document in black and shades of gray. This option is useful for printing color documents that will be photocopied or faxed.

  • Page 61: Rgb Color, Neutral Grays

    ● Device sets the printer to print RGB data in raw device mode. To render photographs properly when this option is selected, you must manage color in the program in which you are working or in the operating system.

  • Page 62: Matching Colors

    Keep these factors in mind if colors on your screen do not perfectly match your printed colors. For most users, the best method for matching colors on your screen to your printer is to print sRGB colors. The printer uses sRGB and automatically optimizes color output.

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    How do I? Use this section to perform basic tasks with the HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer. ENWW...

  • Page 64: Print: How Do I, Print On Special Media, Such As Glossy Or Photo Paper

    You can print on special media such as transparencies, labels, heavy paper, glossy paper, photo paper, and card stock, by using the optimizing feature in the printer driver. Load the media input tray. Make sure that the top of the media is forward and the side to be printed on (the rough side of transparencies) is facing up.

  • Page 65: Print On Both Sides Of The Paper

    The media type can also be selected and configured in HP Toolbox. To configure these media types from HP Toolbox, click Device Settings, click the System Settings tab, and then open the Print Modes page.

  • Page 66: Print On Envelopes And Custom Media Sizes

    Change the device print settings, such as print quality, in HP Toolbox To change the default print settings in HP Toolbox, complete the following steps. NOTE The changes that you make to the print settings in HP Toolbox apply to all future print jobs. Open HP Toolbox and click Device Settings.

  • Page 67: Change Color Options

    Change color options The Automatic color adjustment option optimizes the neutral gray color treatment, and the edge enhancements that are used for each element in a document. For more information, see your printer- driver online Help. NOTE Automatic is the default setting and is recommended for printing all color documents.

  • Page 68: Changing Print Cartridges

    Replace a print cartridge when the printer control panel displays one of the following messages: Replace yellow cartridge, Replace magenta cartridge, Replace cyan cartridge, Replace black cartridge. The control panel display also indicates the color that should be replaced (unless a genuine HP cartridge is not currently installed).

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    Remove the orange shipping locks and the orange shipping tape from the new print cartridge. Discard the shipping tape and shipping locks according to local regulations. Align the print cartridge with the tracks inside the printer, and using the handles, insert the print cartridge until it is firmly seated.

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    Installation is complete. Place the used print cartridge in the box in which the new cartridge arrived. See the enclosed recycling guide for recycling instructions. If you are using a non-HP print cartridge, check the printer control panel for further instructions. For additional help, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj1600.

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    Managing the printer This printer comes with several software tools that help you monitor, troubleshoot problems with, and maintain the printer. Information about using these tools is in the following sections: ● Special pages ● Menu map ● HP Toolbox...

  • Page 72: Special Pages, Demo Page, Configuration Page

    Special pages Special pages reside within the memory of the printer. These pages help you to diagnose and solve problems with the printer. NOTE If the printer language was not correctly set during installation, you can set the language manually so that the pages print in one of the supported languages. Change the language by using the HP Toolbox.

  • Page 73: Supplies Status Page

    Status Log. This section contains information about printer errors. Supplies Status page The Supplies Status page lists the remaining life of HP print cartridges. It also lists the estimated pages remaining, number of pages printed, and other supplies information. You can print a Supplies Status page from the printer or the HP Toolbox.

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    This information might not be provided for non-HP supplies. In some cases, if a non-HP supply is installed, you will see an alert message instead.

  • Page 75: Menu Map

    Menu map The menu map lists the menu structure for each option available on the printer control panel. Use the following steps to print a menu map. To print a menu map Press (Left arrow) or Press (Select). Press (Left...

  • Page 76: Hp Toolbox, Supported Operating Systems, Supported Browsers, To View The Hp Toolbox

    You must perform a complete software installation to use the HP Toolbox. NOTE You do not need Internet access to open and use the HP Toolbox. However, if you click a link in the Other Links area, you must have Internet access to go to the site that is associated with the link.

  • Page 77: Status Tab, Troubleshooting Tab, Alerts Tab, Set Up Status Alerts Page

    Use the Alerts tab to configure the printer to automatically notify you of printer status alerts. Set up Status Alerts page On the Set up Status Alerts page, you can choose to turn alerts on or off, and specify when the printer should send an alert.

  • Page 78: Documentation Tab, Device Settings, Other Links

    If you use a dial-up connection and did not connect when you first opened the HP Toolbox, you must connect before you can visit these Web sites. Connecting might require that you close the HP Toolbox and reopen it.

  • Page 79: 7 Maintenance

    Maintenance This chapter contains information about these maintenance topics: ● Managing supplies ● Cartridge out override ● Cleaning the printer ● Calibrating the printer ENWW...

  • Page 80: Managing Supplies, Checking And Ordering Supplies, To Check Status And Order Using The Control Panel

    To check and order supplies using HP Toolbox You can configure HP Toolbox to notify you when the supplies are low. You can choose to receive alerts as a pop-up message or taskbar icon. To order supplies by using the HP Toolbox, in the Other Links area, click Order supplies.

  • Page 81: Hp Policy On Non-hp Supplies, Hp Anti-counterfeit Web Site

    When you insert a supply into the printer, the printer will inform you if the supply is not a genuine HP supply. If you insert a genuine HP supply that has reached the low state from another HP printer, the printer identifies the supply as non-HP.

  • Page 82: Cartridge Out Override, Configuration, On-going Operation

    Cartridge out override What is it? The HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer displays an Order supplies message when a cartridge is running low and a Replace supplies message when a cartridge has been depleted. To ensure optimal print quality, HP recommends replacing a cartridge when the Replace supplies message is displayed.

  • Page 83: Cleaning The Printer, To Clean The Fuser Using Hp Toolbox

    To clean the fuser using HP Toolbox NOTE Use the following procedure to clean the fuser using the HP Toolbox. To clean the engine when the computer is running an operating system that does not support HP Toolbox, see the late-breaking Readme on the root of the CD-ROM, or visit http://www.hp.com/support/clj1600.

  • Page 84: Calibrating The Printer, To Calibrate The Printer At The Printer

    The printer automatically calibrates at various times to maintain the highest level of print quality. You can also request a calibration by using the HP Toolbox. The printer does not interrupt a print job to calibrate. It waits until the job is complete before calibrating or cleaning.

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    Problem solving This troubleshooting information is organized to help you resolve printing problems. Choose the general topic or type of problem from the following list. ● Support strategy ● Troubleshooting process ● Control panel messages ● Clearing jams ● Print problems ●...

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    This device has a 12-month limited warranty. Warranty service and support options might vary depending on your country/region. Please refer to the support flyer that came in your box for contact information, or visit http://www.hp.com. You can find additional support information in...

  • Page 87: Troubleshooting Process, Troubleshooting Checklist

    Control panel messages for a list of common messages that will help you correct the error. If the error persists, contact HP Customer Care. See HP Customer Care or the support flyer that came in the device box. Control panel messages...

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    Chapter 8 Problem solving Possible problems There is a port driver problem in Microsoft Windows. If the error persists, contact HP Customer Care. See HP Customer Care or the support flyer that came in the device box. Solutions Uninstall and then reinstall the device software.

  • Page 89: Control Panel Messages, Alert And Warning Messages, Alert And Warning Messages

    An internal error occurred in the device. The device experienced an internal communication error. You are using the incorrect printer driver. Invalid data or response. The device has detected a jam. The device memory has been almost completely filled.

  • Page 90: Critical Error Messages, Critical Error Messages

    The device has cleared job settings. A new supply has been installed that is not made by HP. One of these four messages is displayed until an HP supply is installed or (Select) is pressed. Description The device has experienced an internal hardware error.

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    The device has experienced a problem with its internal fan. The device has experienced an internal firmware error. Recommended action If the error persists, contact HP Customer Care. See HP Customer Care or the support flyer that came in the device box.

  • Page 92: Clearing Jams, Where To Look For Jams

    Find and remove the jam by using the instructions on the following pages. If the location of the jam is not obvious, first look inside the printer. Loose toner might remain in the printer after a jam. This problem should resolve itself after a few sheets have been printed.

  • Page 93: To Clear Jams From Inside The Printer

    (Hot water will set the toner into the fabric.) Open the front door. CAUTION of the front door. Otherwise, the printer may be damaged, adversely affecting print quality. Carefully grasp the jammed paper by both corners and pull slowly to remove the paper.

  • Page 94: To Clear Jams From Tray 2 Or Optional Tray 3

    Before attempting to clear jams from Tray 2 or optional Tray 3, remove any jams inside the printer. Pull Tray 2 or optional Tray 3 out of the printer. Carefully grasp the jammed paper by both corners and pull slowly to remove the paper.

  • Page 95: To Clear Jams From The Top Bin

    Open and close the front door. To clear jams from the top bin CAUTION Jams in these areas might result in loose toner on the page. If you get toner on your clothes or hands, wash them in cold water. (Hot water will set the toner into the fabric.) Carefully grasp the jammed paper by both corners and pull slowly to remove the paper from the top bin.

  • Page 96: Print Problems, Print Quality Problems, Improving Print Quality, Understanding Print-quality Settings

    You can also use the print-quality settings to optimize the print quality for a specific media type. You can change the settings in the device properties to accommodate the types of jobs that you are printing. The following settings are available, depending on the printer driver that you are using: ● 600 dpi ●...

  • Page 97: Print-quality Checklist, General Print Quality Issues

    If the pages do not print correctly, the problem is with the hardware. Contact HP Customer Care. See Print a Demo page from the HP Toolbox. If the page prints, the problem is with the printer driver. Try printing from a different program. If the page prints correctly, the problem is with the program from which you were printing.

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    The paper lot is flawed. The manufacturing processes can cause some areas to reject toner. One or more print cartridges might be low or defective. If you are using non-HP print cartridges, no messages appear on the device control panel or in the HP Toolbox.

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    Cause The device is not set to print on the type of media on which you want to print. The media might not meet HP specifications. The paper path might need cleaning. The device is not set to print on the type of media on which you want to print.

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    Toner appears around the printed characters. Chapter 8 Problem solving Cause The media might not meet HP specifications. If characters are incorrectly formed so that they produce a wavy effect, the laser scanner might need service. The device is not set to print on the type of media on which you want to print.

  • Page 101: Solving Issues With Color Documents

    The device might not be correctly configured. Sealing tape might be on the print cartridges. The media might not meet HP specifications. Solution Use a different paper, such as high- quality paper that is intended for color laser printers.

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    HP Toolbox. The control panel is set for override. Another print cartridge might be low. If you are using a non-HP print cartridge, it might be low or empty but you will receive no indication. The control panel is set for override.

  • Page 103: Media-handling Problems, Print-media Guidelines, Solving Print-media Problems

    The paper varies from side-to-side. Solution Verify that the appropriate media type was selected in the printer driver. Try another kind of paper, between 100 and 250 Sheffield, 4% to 6% moisture content. Store paper flat in its moisture-proof wrapping.

  • Page 104: Performance Problems

    Remove some of the media from the tray. Loading trays. Adjust the paper-length adjustment control to the correct length. Contact HP Customer Care. See HP Customer Care or the support flyer that came in the device box. Solution Verify that the sealing tape has been completely removed from the print cartridges.

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    Problem Pages print very slowly. Pages did not print. ENWW Cause The document might contain blank pages. The device might be malfunctioning. Heavier media types can slow the print job. Complex pages will print slower The device might not be pulling media correctly.

  • Page 106: Troubleshooting Tools, Device Pages And Reports, Demo Page, Configuration Page, Supplies Status Page, Hp Toolbox

    For more information about the Configuration page, see Supplies Status page The Supplies Status page lists the remaining life of the HP print cartridges. It also lists the estimated pages remaining, number of pages printed, and other supplies information. You can print a Supplies Status page from the device or HP Toolbox.

  • Page 107: To View Hp Toolbox, Troubleshooting Tab, Service Menu, Restoring The Factory-set Defaults

    ● On the Windows desktop, double-click the HP Toolbox icon. ● On the Windows Start menu, click Programs (All Programs in Windows XP), click HP, click HP Color LaserJet 1600, and then click HP Color LaserJet 1600 Toolbox. Troubleshooting tab HP Toolbox includes a Troubleshooting tab that contains links to the following main pages: ●...

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    Press (Select) again to confirm and begin the cleaning process. A page feeds through the printer slowly. Discard the page when the process is completed. Calibrating the printer Calibrations are performed at regular intervals. For best print quality, a calibration can be performed...

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    The following list of accessories was current at the time of printing. Ordering information and availability of the accessories might change during the life of the printer. For the most current ordering information, visit the most appropriate of the following Web sites: ●...

  • Page 110: Replacement Supplies

    Replacement supplies Product name Black print cartridge Cyan print cartridge Yellow print cartridge Magenta print cartridge NOTE Actual yields may vary according to usage. Appendix A Accessories and ordering information Description Life of 2,500 pages at approximately 5% coverage. Life of 2,000 pages at approximately 5% coverage.

  • Page 111: Cable And Interface Accessories

    Cable and interface accessories Product name USB cable ENWW Description 2-meter standard USB-compatible device connector Cable and interface accessories Part number C6518A...

  • Page 112: Paper Handling Accessories

    Paper handling accessories Product name Optional Tray 3 Appendix A Accessories and ordering information Description Optional 250-sheet universal input tray. Only one optional 250-sheet tray can be installed. Part number Q6459A ENWW...

  • Page 113: Paper And Other Print Media

    Premium HP-brand paper for use with HP LaserJet printers. Premium HP-brand paper for use with HP LaserJet printers. HP bond paper with a weight of 120.32 g/ (32 lb) HP bond paper with a weight of 120.32 g/ (32 lb) HP-brand paper with a weight of 200 g/ (75 lb) cover.

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    Product name HP Soft Gloss laser paper HP Color LaserJet transparencies HP Color LaserJet transparencies HP Matte Photo & Imaging laser paper HP Laser Photo paper, Matte HP Matte Brochure laser paper HP Laser Paper, Matte Appendix A Accessories and ordering information Description Satin finish coating on both sides.

  • Page 115: User-replaceable Parts

    Paper tray Dust cover Output tray extender ENWW Description Replace when the printer is picking up multiple sheets or no sheets. Trying different paper did not resolve the problem. A 250-sheet paper tray cassette. Protects the output of paper cassette from dust.

  • Page 116: Supplementary Documentation

    Supplementary documentation This user guide is available on CD-ROM in the following languages. Table A-1 User guides Language English Arabic Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hebrew Hungarian Indonesian (Bahasa) Italian Korean Norwegian Portuguese (Brazilian) Polish Russian Spanish...

  • Page 117

    Service and support ENWW...

  • Page 118

    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.

  • Page 119: Print Cartridge Limited Warranty Statement

    To obtain warranty service, please return the product to place of purchase (with a written description of the problem and print samples) or contact HP Customer Support. At HP's option, HP will either replace products that prove to be defective or refund your purchase price.

  • Page 120: Availability Of Support And Service

    HP Care Pack™ Services and Service Agreements HP has various service and support options that meet a wide range of needs. These options are not part of the standard warranty. Support services may vary by location. For most printers HP offers both in-warranty and post-warranty HP Care Pack Services and Service Agreements.

  • Page 121: Repacking The Printer, To Repack The Printer

    HP recommends insuring the equipment for shipment. Include a completed copy of the In the U.S., call HP Customer Care to request new packing material. In other areas, use the original packing material, if possible. Hewlett-Packard recommends insuring the equipment for shipment.

  • Page 122: Service Information Form

    Please attach any relevant printouts. Do NOT ship accessories (manuals, cleaning supplies, and so on) that are not required to complete the repair. HAVE YOU REMOVED THE PRINT CARTRIDGES? You must remove them before shipping the printer, unless a mechanical problem prevents you from doing so. [ ] Yes. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? (Attach a separate sheet if necessary.) 1.

  • Page 123: Mfp Specifications

    16.02 in (407 mm) 34.54 lbs (15.67 kg) 18.98 in (482 mm) 44.43 lbs (20.16 kg) Black: 2,500 pages Yellow, cyan, and magenta: 2,000 pages each (HP Color LaserJet 1600 printer) 220-Volt models 220-240V (+/-10%) 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)

  • Page 124

    Ready Mode Rated current CAUTION Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty. Table C-4 Environmental specifications (printer and print cartridge)

  • Page 125

    Regulatory information ENWW...

  • Page 126: Introduction

    Introduction This section contains the following regulatory information: ● FCC regulations ● Environmental Product Stewardship program ● Material safety data sheet ● Declaration of conformity ● Laser safety statement ● Canadian DOC statement ● Korean EMI statement ● VCCI statement (Japan) ●...

  • Page 127: Fcc Regulations

    Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician. NOTE Any changes or modifications to the printer that are not expressly approved by HP could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Use of a shielded interface cable is required to comply with the Class B limits of Part 15 of FCC rules.

  • Page 128: Environmental Product Stewardship Program, Protecting The Environment, Ozone Production, Energy Consumption, Hp Laserjet Printing Supplies

    HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program Information Since 1992, HP has offered HP LaserJet supplies return and recycling free of charge in 86% of the world market where HP LaserJet supplies are sold. Postage-paid and pre-addressed labels are included within the instruction guide in most HP LaserJet print cartridge boxes.

  • Page 129

    More than 10 million HP LaserJet print cartridges were recycled globally in 2002 through the HP Planet Partners supplies recycling program. This record number represents 26 million pounds of print cartridge materials diverted from landfills. Worldwide, HP recycled an average of 80% of the print cartridge by weight consisting primarily of plastic and metals.

  • Page 130: Disposal Of Waste Equipment By Users In Private Households In The European Union

    Disposal of waste equipment by users in private households in the European Union This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Page 131: Material Safety Data Sheet

    HP SupportPack provides coverage for the HP hardware product and all HP-supplied internal components. The hardware maintenance covers a three-year period from the date of the HP product purchase. The customer must purchase HP SupportPack within 90 days of the HP product purchase.

  • Page 132: Declaration Of Conformity

    Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, PO Box 15, Mail Stop 160, Boise, Idaho 83707-0015, USA (Phone: 208-396-6000) Appendix D Regulatory information Hewlett-Packard Company 11311 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA HP Color LaserJet 1600 Series BOISB-0409–00 Q6000A, Q6001A, Q6002A, Q6003A / ICES-003, Issue 4 Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA October, 2005 ENWW...

  • Page 133: Country/region-specific Safety Statements, Laser Safety Statement, Canadian Doc Statement, Korean Emi Statement, Vcci Statement (japan)

    August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The printer is certified as a "Class 1" laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968.

  • Page 134: Finnish Laser Statement

    Finnish laser statement LASERTURVALLISUUS LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT HP Color LaserJet 1600 -laserkirjoitin on käyttäjän kannalta turvallinen luokan 1 laserlaite. Normaalissa käytössä kirjoittimen suojakotelointi estää lasersäteen pääsyn laitteen ulkopuolelle. Laitteen turvallisuusluokka on määritetty standardin EN60825-1 (1994) mukaisesti.

  • Page 135: Index

    Adaptive Halftoning options 48 adding paper 24 adhesive labels printing 30 specifications 15, 16 agreements, maintenance 108, Alerts tab, HP Toolbox 65 applications, settings 9 Attention light 21, 97 background, gray 86 bands, troubleshooting 86 battery specifications 117 bins, output...

  • Page 136

    HP LaserJet glossy paper printing 32 HP LaserJet paper 101 HP LaserJet photo paper media 32 HP multipurpose paper 101 HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program 116 HP SupportPack 108, 119 HP Toolbox calibrating printer 72 device settings 66...

  • Page 137

    Material Safety Data Sheet 119 media cardstock 35 curled, troubleshooting 88 custom-sized 35, 37 envelopes 13, 28 first page, different 38 HP LaserJet glossy paper 32 HP LaserJet photo paper 32 HP, ordering 101 jams 80 labels 15, 30 letterhead 33 loading trays 24...

  • Page 138

    Windows, features 10 source, printing by 36 spare parts. See supplies\service special media cardstock 35 custom-sized 35, 37 envelopes 13, 28 HP LaserJet glossy paper 32 labels 15, 30 letterhead 33 specifications 16 transparencies 15 specifications envelopes 13 environmental 112...

  • Page 139

    108, part numbers 98 repacking printer 109 service information form 110 telephone numbers HP fraud hotline 69 HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program 117 support iii temperature specifications paper, storing 13 printer environment 112 text, troubleshooting...

  • Page 140

    Index ENWW...

  • Page 142

    © 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. www.hp.com *CB373-90906* *CB373-90906* CB373-90906...

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