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  • Page 1: Hp Color Laserjet 9500mfp

    HP Color LaserJet 9500mfp Software Technical Reference...

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    HP color LaserJet 9500mfp Software Technical Reference...

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD for Windows systems ... 6 Installer features...8 HP LaserJet print drivers...9 HP PCL 5, PCL 6, and PS emulation drivers...9 Print-driver version numbers for Windows operating systems...10 Macintosh and Macintosh-compatible printing system...11 Additional driver availability...11 Driver Autoconfiguration...12...

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    Other Links... 5 3 Determining the current level of firmware ...56 Downloading the new firmware from the HP Web site...57 Remote firmware update by using FTP through a browser...57 Remote firmware update by using FTP on a direct network connection ...58...

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    Print-ready file printing in UNIX systems...69 Print-ready file printing by using Fetch (Mac OS 9.x only)...69 File printing by using the HP LaserJet Utility (Mac OS 9.x only) ...70 Print-ready file printing by using the LPR command ...70 Driver-feature comparison in various operating systems...71 Job stream output ...72...

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    3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows Introduction... 8 7 HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features ...88 Access to print drivers...88 Help system...89 Finishing tab features ...91 Watermarks ... 8 2 Alternative source/paper type...83 Printing destination...84 Finishing Options ...84 Font support...85...

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    Effects tab features ... 1 05 Print Task Quick Sets...106 Fit To Page group box...107 Print Document On setting ...107 Scale to Fit option ... 1 07 % of Normal Size option...108 Watermarks group box ... 1 08 Watermarks drop-down menu ...108 First Page Only check box...109 Edit button (Watermark Details) ...109 Paper tab features ...112...

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    Product image... 1 30 Job Storage tab features...130 Basics tab features ...136 Color tab features...140 Properties tabs ...145 viii Output Bin Options... 1 29 Document preview image...129 Job Storage tab ... 1 30 Print Task Quick Sets...131 Status group box ...132 Job Storage Mode ...

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    HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...154 Access to Document Default print-driver settings in Windows NT 4.0...154 Access to Properties print-driver settings in Windows NT 4.0...154 PS 3 emulation support for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp...155 Help system ...155 What's this Help...155 Context-sensitive Help...155...

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    4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows Introduction... 1 77 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...178 Access to print drivers...178 Help system...178 Advanced tab features... 1 79 Paper/Quality tab features...184 Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)...175...

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    Document preview image...201 Effects tab features... 2 01 Print Task Quick Sets...202 Resizing options... 2 03 Actual Size ...203 Print Document On ...203 Scale to Fit ...203 % of Normal Size ... 2 04 Document preview image...204 Watermarks... 2 04 Current watermarks ...206 Watermark Message ...206 Message Angle ...

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    Device Settings ...228 Form to Tray Assignment...229 External Fonts...230 Installing external fonts...231 Removing external fonts...231 Font Substitution Table...232 HP PS Unidriver Device Settings ...232 Installable Options...234 Available PostScript Memory...232 Output Protocol...233 Send Ctrl-D Before Each Job...233 Send Ctrl-D After Each Job ...233 Job Timeout ...233...

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    Online help...298 Screen fonts...298 Font support ...298 To install the HP LaserJet printing-system software for the Macintosh OS ...302 To set up an AppleTalk networked Printer with Mac OS 9.x ...303 To set up a Printer with Mac OS X...303 To set up an IP/LPR networked Printer with Mac OS 9.x...303...

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    Enabling or disabling HP Toolbox support...319 Manually uninstalling HP Toolbox in Macintosh Operating Systems...319 Index... 3 21 Main Install dialog box sequence...304 HP LaserJet Screen Fonts Installer dialog box sequence ...307 Main Install dialog box sequence...308 Driver features and attributes...315 Custom paper sizes...317...

  • Page 17: Purpose And Scope

    An addendum to this STR includes system modification information and descriptions of known software issues and workarounds. The following table contains descriptions of the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp features that are described in this STR. Product configurations might vary among countries/regions.

  • Page 18: Hp Color Laserjet 9500mfp

    HP color LaserJet 9500mfp Table 1-1 Features of the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp Feature Functions Performance Copying and Sending Memory Model Specifications ■ Color or black and white printing and copying ■ Two-sided printing and copying ■ Image modification ■...

  • Page 19: Default Print Settings

    ■ Energy Star® compliant ■ 66 default TrueType fonts installed with typical installation ■ 92 additional postscript fonts available on the installation CD ■ Includes HP Web Jetadmin to support forms and fonts on the disk...

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    ■ 2000-sheet tray (Tray 4) ■ Automatic duplexing unit ■ The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp includes one of the following finishing devices: ■ 3000-sheet stacker stacks up to 3,000 sheets of paper in the order in which they were printed.

  • Page 21: Effects Tab Features

    Fast Ethernet 10/100TX ■ Wireless 802.11b ■ The Supplies status view in HP Toolbox and embedded Web server contains information on toner level, page count, and estimated pages remaining. ■ Web Jetadmin provides instant e-mail notification of hardware failure, low supplies, and other MFP status.

  • Page 22: Printing-system Software Cd

    For the Microsoft® Windows® environment (Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003), the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing- system software CD provides an interactive software window that you can use not only to install the print drivers and related components, but also to gain access to online user documentation, a customization utility, Adobe®...

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    The installer that you have customized can then be used for silent, unattended installation. NOTE For PCL 5 drivers and all Windows NT 4.0 drivers, use HP Web Jetadmin or the HP Driver Preconfiguration utility to create a silent installer. Printing-system software CD...

  • Page 24: Installer Features

    URL: http://www.adobe.com. support. To increase productivity and get the most use from your HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, view a list of optional software programs that are available for installation and links to HP Web sites. The following options are available: ■...

  • Page 25: Hp Laserjet Print Drivers

    The selection dialog box sets the operating-system language as the default language (for Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 only). You can use the installer to select any of the languages on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing- system software CD.

  • Page 26: Print-driver Version Numbers For Windows Operating Systems

    Windows Server 2003. NOTE If you select a Typical Installation during installation of the printing-system software, the HP PCL 6 driver is installed by default. You must use the Add Printer wizard to install any of the PCL 5 drivers. Table 1-2...

  • Page 27: Macintosh And Macintosh-compatible Printing System

    HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD. It is an HP utility that is installed in the HP LaserJet folder of Mac OS 9 and provides configuration and management support for postscript. It can be found on the CD in a directory called “hp OS 9 LaserJet Utility.”...

  • Page 28: Driver Autoconfiguration

    2000, or Windows XP hosts. HP Driver Preconfiguration HP Driver Preconfiguration is a software architecture and set of tools that permits HP software to be customized and distributed in managed corporate printing environments. Using HP Driver Preconfiguration, information technology (IT) administrators in corporate and enterprise environments can preconfigure the printing and device defaults for HP print drivers before installing the drivers in the network environment.

  • Page 29: Hp Color Laserjet 9500mfp User Guide

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The screen-readable version (.CHM) of the User Guide for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp is also available on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD. To open the guide from the software CD, navigate to the <language>...

  • Page 30: Hp Color Laserjet 9500mfp Printing System Install Notes

    To view this guide, click printer documentation on the main screen of the installer CD Browser, and then click embedded web server guide. You can also gain access to the HP Embedded Web Server Guide by inserting the software CD into the CD-ROM drive, navigating to the <language> folder for your language, and then open the Manuals folder.

  • Page 31: Hp Driver Preconfiguration Support Guide

    To view this guide, click printer documentation on the main screen of the installer CD Browser, and then click hp jetdirect guide. You can also gain access to the HP Jetdirect Administrator's Guide by inserting the software CD into the CD-ROM drive, navigating to the <language> folder for your language, and then open the Manuals folder.

  • Page 32: Structure And Availability Of The Software Cd

    Structure and availability of the software CD The software CD for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp contains a variety of files for installing the printing-system software on your computer. This section describes the files that are available on the software CD, as well as additional support and fulfillment information.

  • Page 33: Availability And Fulfillment

    Availability and fulfillment This section provides information about the availability of the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing- system software and related software and firmware. Printing-system software on a CD is available from HP fulfillment centers. In-box CDs The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD is available in five versions.

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    European languages, for instance, are distributed on three CDs. Table 1-4 CD AM – Americas and Europe Component PS Emulation Driver HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver HP PCL 6 Unidriver HP PCL 5 Unidriver HP PS Unidriver...

  • Page 35: Hp Toolbox

    Common Windows Installer Add Printer Wizard Installer HP Device Installer Customization Wizard CD Browser HP Driver Preconfiguration Support Guide HP color LaserJet 9500mfp User Guide (PDF) HP color LaserJet 9500mfp User Guide (CHM) HP Jetdirect Administrator's Guide HP color LaserJet 9500mfp Printing System...

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    Table 1-6 CD NE – Northern Europe and Russian Component HP PS Emulation Driver HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver HP PCL 6 Unidriver HP PCL 5 Unidriver HP PS Unidriver Common Windows Installer Add Printer Wizard Installer...

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    Customization Wizard HP Toolbox Table 1-8 CD AS - Asia Component PS Emulation Driver HP Traditional PCL 6 driver HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver HP PCL 6 Unidriver HP PCL 5 Unidriver HP PS Unidriver Common Windows Installer Add Printer Wizard Installer...

  • Page 38: Web Deployment

    Windows 2000 (32-bit) ■ Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) Standalone drivers The HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation drivers and unidrivers are available individually to support the following operating systems: ■ Windows 98 and Windows Me ■...

  • Page 39: Other Operating Systems

    ■ HP Open VMS Software component availability The following table lists the availability of HP LaserJet software components by operating system. NOTE In the following table, "98/Me" refers to Windows 98 and Windows Me; "2K" refers to Windows 2000; "4.0" refers to Windows NT 4.0; "XP" refers to Windows XP; “XP 64” refers to Windows XP for 64-bit drivers.

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    1 Purpose and scope...

  • Page 41: Software Description

    Software description Introduction The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp comes with software and installers for Microsoft Windows and Apple Computer, Inc., Macintosh systems. Linux and UNIX systems are supported, and software is available on the Web. For information about specific system installers, drivers, and components, see the section that corresponds to that system.

  • Page 42: Supported Operating Systems

    The support for Windows operating systems (OSs) offers a full-featured configuration of the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp. Support for OSs that are not described in this document offer varying levels of functionality. The following OSs are supported by the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing- system software, including PCL 5, PCL 6, and PS Emulation Drivers: ■...

  • Page 43: Technology Background Information

    Driver-feature comparison in various operating systems Driver Configuration The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp print drivers feature bidirectional communication technology which, in supported environments, provides automatic discovery and driver configuration for product accessories. Some accessories that are automatically discovered and configured include the...

  • Page 44: Enterprise Autoconfiguration

    Configure tab if you are using an HP Traditional PCL 6 or PCL 5 driver, and on the Device Settings tab if you are using an HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, or HP PS Unidriver.

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    IPX/SPX (HP) TCP/IP IPX/SPX TCP/IP (HP) TCP/IP (MS) IPX/SPX (HP) Novell Netware 4.x Bindery queue TCP/IP IPX/SPX TCP/IP (HP) TCP/IP (MS Microsoft Share 2000 2000/XP host with 2000/XP client Netware 5.x NDS queue Bindery NT 4.0 queue NT 4.0 host with NT 4.0 client...

  • Page 46: Hp Driver Preconfiguration

    NetWare. HP Driver Preconfiguration HP Driver Preconfiguration is a software architecture and set of tools that permits HP printing-system software to be customized and distributed in managed corporate printing environments. Using HP Driver Preconfiguration, information technology (IT) administrators in corporate and enterprise environments can preconfigure the printing and device defaults for HP print drivers before installing the drivers in the network environment.

  • Page 47: Lockable Features

    It is intended for use in environments that have an established process for deploying drivers. This is the preconfiguration tool of choice to support any Novell or HP Print Server Appliance (PSA) Point and Print environments. It is used in the way that any ordinary Windows software program is used.

  • Page 48: International Color Consortium Profiles

    Both HP EWS and HP Toolbox are used with a Web browser and they have a similar look and feel. Many of the pages in HP EWS are nearly identical to HP Toolbox pages. However, there are several key differences between the two utilities: ■...

  • Page 49: Hp Embedded Web Server

    Web content and data that is retrieved from the printer. These Web pages also facilitate printer control. On some products, HP Toolbox provides a link to the printer's HP EWS page, but these are not accessed directly through the browser, but rather through the locally hosted TCP/IP service.

  • Page 50: The Hp Ews Frame

    If an HP EWS password has been set, the Information tab is the only tab that is visible until the user logs in. See Not all of the screens on the tab are shown in this document. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide.

  • Page 51: Links To Off-product Solutions

    ■ hp instant support. This link connects you to a set of dynamic Web resources that help you solve specific problems and determine additional services that might be available for your device. Specific status and configuration information about the product is retained and directed to the "Solve a Problem"...

  • Page 52: Configuration Page

    Device Status screen on the Information tab Configuration Page You can gain access to the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp configuration page remotely through the HP EWS. The HP EWS Configuration Page screen provides configuration information about the product in the same way as the configuration page that is printed from the product. The following illustration shows an example of a configuration page viewed remotely through the HP EWS.

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    Figure 2-2 Configuration Page screen on the Information tab Technology background information...

  • Page 54: Settings Tab

    HP EWS Settings tab. The Settings tab is shown in the device section. Not all of the screens on the tab are shown in this document. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide. ■...

  • Page 55: Alerts

    Figure 2-3 Configure Device screen on the Settings tab Alerts The product can automatically send e-mail alerts about printing problems or job status to specified e- mail addresses. For example, if toner is low, the product can notify the person who is responsible for ordering or changing the toner bottle.

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    Figure 2-4 Alerts – setup screen on the Settings tab NOTE This illustration is provided as an example only. 2 Software description...

  • Page 57: Security

    Digital Sending tab The following options are available on the HP EWS Digital Sending tab. Not all of the screens on the tab are shown in this document. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to control the digital–sending features offered by the...

  • Page 58: General

    General section on the Digital Sending tab Send to E-mail The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp requires a Simple Mail Protocol Transfer (SMTP) Gateway server to forward e–mail messages to destination e–mail addresses. Use the E–mail Settings screen to configure SMTP settings, set the maximum e–mail attachment size, and set the default e–mail address for the product.

  • Page 59: Addressing

    Figure 2-7 E–mail Settings screen on the Digital Sending tab Addressing To send scanned documents with the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, you must provide e–mail addresses. The product addressing feature simplifies this process by searching for destination e– mail addresses.

  • Page 60: Address Book

    The aliases and e–mail addresses cannot contain any commas. For example: ■ name1, name1@your.company.com ■ name2, name2@your.company.com On the product control panel, use the alias name to search for e–mail addresses. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide. 2 Software description...

  • Page 61: Log

    Figure 2-9 Address Book screen on the Digital Sending tab Use the Activity Log screen to view digital sending job information, including any errors that occur. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide. Technology background information...

  • Page 62: Preferences

    Figure 2-10 Activity Log screen on the Digital Sending tab Preferences Use the Preferences Settings screen to configure general settings for the digital–sending features. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide. 2 Software description...

  • Page 63: Networking Tab

    Preferences Settings screen on the Digital Sending tab Networking tab The following options are available on the HP EWS Networking tab. Not all of the screens on the tab are shown in this document. For more information, see the HP EWS User Guide. Technology background information...

  • Page 64: Configuration Section

    Figure 2-12 Configuration section on the Networking tab The menu on the left side of the screen contains other networking options under three categories: configuration, security, and diagnostics. For more information, see the HP Jetdirect Administrator's Guide. Configuration section ■...

  • Page 65: Diagnostics Section

    Simple network management protocol (SNMP) HP Toolbox The HP Toolbox is a series of Web pages and supporting software tools that provide access to the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp EWS and other firmware functions, making them available on a browser- driven user interface where product properties can be viewed and manipulated.

  • Page 66: Installing Hp Toolbox

    Internet service provider to view them. The HP Toolbox also contains an area with links to the HP Web site. While you do not need to have Internet access to open and use the HP Toolbox, you must have Internet access in order to gain access to the sites that are associated with the links in the Other Links area.

  • Page 67: Status Tab

    Print Info Pages. Print the configuration page and various other information pages that are available for the product, such as the Supplies Status page, the Demo page, and Menu Map. ■ toolbox Links. Select a device, view current alerts, or view the HP Toolbox Web site in text-only format (without graphics). ■...

  • Page 68: Alerts Tab

    Linking to the HP Embedded Web Server To gain access to the HP Embedded Web Server, click the Device Settings button in the upper right of any HP Toolbox screen. You can also open a browser window and type in the HP Jetdirect IP address.

  • Page 69: Other Links

    HP Toolbox and reopen it. HP Instant Support. This link connects you to a set of dynamic Web resources that you can use to solve specific problems and determine additional services that might be available for your product.

  • Page 70: Hp Web Jetadmin

    Windows NT 4.0 Server and Workstation; Windows 2000 Professional, Server, and Advanced Server; and Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 systems. To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest list of supported host systems, visit the following Web site: When installed on a host server, any client can use HP Web Jetadmin through a supported Web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6.0 or Netscape Navigator 7.0).

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    HP Web Jetadmin software: http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin. Click support on the main screen of the installer CD Browser, and then click hp web jetadmin. The following table shows the supporting operating systems and hardware for HP Web Jetadmin.

  • Page 72: Hp Digital Sending Software

    HP DSS is installed. This prevents users from having to create an electronic copy of a hard-copy document. The HP DSS can also be configured to require user authentication, ensuring that only authorized persons use the Digital Sending feature of the MFP.

  • Page 73: Downloading The New Firmware From The Hp Web Site

    Downloading the new firmware from the HP Web site For support information about downloading new firmware from the Web, go to support/clj9500mfp. The product can receive an .RFU update to a product when the product is in a READY state. The product waits for all of the I/O channels to become idle before performing the update.

  • Page 74: Remote Firmware Update By Using Ftp On A Direct Network Connection

    Complete the following steps for your operating system. Windows operating systems Take note of the TCP/IP address on the EIO Jetdirect page. The HP Jetdirect page is the second page of the configuration page printout. To print a configuration page, see...

  • Page 75: Macintosh Operating Systems

    The download process begins and the firmware is updated on the product. This can take about five minutes. Let the process finish without further interaction with the product or the computer. NOTE The product automatically turns off and then on again to activate the update. At the end of the update process, the READY message appears on the control panel.

  • Page 76: Windows 98 Or Windows Me

    Windows 98 or Windows Me From a command prompt or in an MS-DOS window, type the following: Mode lpt1:,,p NOTE If the product is attached to a parallel port other than LPT1, then substitute the correct LPT port number in the mode command. Press Enter on the keyboard.

  • Page 77: Windows Nt 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Xp, Or Windows Server 2003

    Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 The .RFU file can be sent directly to the product by typing a copy command at a command prompt or in an MS-DOS window. At a command prompt, type copy /b <FILENAME> <PORTNAME> , where <FILENAME> is the name of the .RFU file (including the path) and <PORTNAME>...

  • Page 78: Remote Firmware Update By Using Fetch (mac Os 9.x Only)

    The firmware file (9500MFPFW.RFU) can be downloaded from the following Web site: http://www.hp.com/support/clj9500_firmware Downloading the new firmware from the HP Web site After you have the firmware file and the HP LaserJet Utility, you are ready to begin the update process. Open the HP LaserJet Utility.

  • Page 79: Remote Firmware Update By Using The Lpr Command

    Type exit at the command prompt to close the command window. Remote firmware update through HP Web Jetadmin This procedure requires that you install HP Web Jetadmin V7.8 or later on your computer. Complete the following steps to update a single product through HP Web Jetadmin after downloading the .RFU file from the HP Web site.

  • Page 80: Printer Messages During The Firmware Update

    Upload New Firmware Image dialog box and navigate to the location of the .RFU file that you downloaded from the Web at the start of this procedure. If the filename is listed, select it. Click Upload to move the .RFU file from your hard drive to the HP Web Jetadmin server. Refresh the browser.

  • Page 81: Troubleshooting A Firmware Update

    The upgrade was interrupted. A flash hardware failure occurred. NOTE All HP LaserJet products leave the factory with the most recent firmware version installed. If a remote firmware update fails, the .RFU file must be sent over a parallel port connection.

  • Page 82: Print-ready File Printing By Using Ftp Through A Browser

    Print-ready file printing by using FTP on a direct network connection If the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp uses a direct network connection, use file transfer protocol (FTP) to print a print-ready file. Complete the following steps for the operating system: Windows operating systems Take note of the TCP/IP address on the EIO Jetdirect page.

  • Page 83: Macintosh Operating Systems

    Press Enter on the keyboard. When prompted for the user name, press Enter. When prompted for the password, press Enter. Type bin at the command prompt. Press Enter. The message 200 Types set to I, Using binary mode to transfer files appears in the command window.

  • Page 84: Print-ready Printing By Using A Local Windows Port

    put /username/desktop/9500MFPFW.PDF NOTE If the file name or path includes a space, you must enclose the file name or path in quotation marks. For example, type put "/user name/desktop/9500FW.PDF" To ensure that the entire path to the print-ready file is placed in the put command, type put and a space, and then click and drag the print-ready file onto the terminal window.

  • Page 85: Windows Nt 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows Xp, Or Windows Server 2003

    Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 The print-ready file can be sent directly to the product by typing a copy command at a command prompt or in an MS-DOS window. At a command prompt, type copy /b <FILENAME> <PORTNAME>, where <FILENAME> is the name of the print-ready file (including the path) and <PORTNAME>...

  • Page 86: File Printing By Using The Hp Laserjet Utility (mac Os 9.x Only)

    The HP LaserJet Utility can be found on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD that came with the product. If you do not have the CD, you can obtain the HP LaserJet Utility by downloading the latest product installer from http://www.hp.com.

  • Page 87: Driver-feature Comparison In Various Operating Systems

    HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports. The printing-system drivers for Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0 are the HP Traditional PCL 5, HP Traditional PCL 6, and PS Emulation Drivers. The printing-system drivers for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 are the new HP unidrivers, with a user interface look and feel that is consistent across the HP PCL 5, HP PCL 6, and HP PS Unidriver.

  • Page 88: Job Stream Output

    Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Driver type HP unidriver Driver PCL 6 color raster compression Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows 98, Me Macintosh HP traditional driver...

  • Page 89: Pjl/pjl Encoding

    Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Driver type HP unidriver Driver Parallel (direct connect) Technology background information Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver...

  • Page 90: Bidirectional Communication

    USB (Direct Connect) via 7.1.2 Port Monitor (MS USB Print) (bi- directional) USB (Direct Connect) via 1284.4 Port Monitor (HP DOT4 / 7.1.3 ) (bi- directional) USB (Direct Connect) via 1284.4 Port Monitor (MS DOT4 / 7.1.3) (bi- directional) - Win XP...

  • Page 91: Hp Driver Preconfiguration

    Update Now Language Monitor MasterMon, a pseudo-language monitor that is used for all HP LaserJet products for the duplex communication channel with bidirectional communication products and to insert PJL commands into the job stream. It loads TCPMON for TCP/IP ports.

  • Page 92: Bundle Support

    Table 2-14 Driver support for HP Driver Preconfiguration (continued) Operating system Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Driver type HP unidriver Driver Feature lockout Enterprise Autoconfiguration (EAC) Continuous export DMC macro automation Bundle support Table 2-15 Bundle support...

  • Page 93: Installable Options

    Driver UI tabs ("Panels" in Macintosh) UI extensions Page preview images Printer image bitmaps with hot spots Technology background information Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows 98, Me Macintosh...

  • Page 94: Help Features

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Driver type HP unidriver Driver Print Task Quick Sets User Defined Quick Sets x Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver...

  • Page 95: Paper Sizes

    & Sources in program. (Optional driver UI switch) Combined Media Types & Sources in program. (In driver UI) Technology background information Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows 98, Me...

  • Page 96: Job Storage

    Print-quality - custom options recall Print optimizations Halftoning - Custom Rendering mode (automatic) Manually Print on 2nd Side/Print on Backside Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows 98, Me Macintosh...

  • Page 97: Reordering Options

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Driver type HP unidriver Driver Print Document On Scale to Fit Technology background information Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver...

  • Page 98: Color Settings

    Driver type HP unidriver Driver Watermarks on/off First page only Custom watermark definition Watermark angle Watermark font name Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation...

  • Page 99: Alternative Source/paper Type

    Front Cover (Blank Front Cover Inserted) First Page Other pages Last Page Back Cover - Insert Blank Back Cover Technology background information Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows 98, Me Macintosh...

  • Page 100: Printing Destination

    Booklet Printing (Layout through sofware) Booklet Target Size Staple Options Fold / Saddle Stitch Fold Options Punch Options Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows 98, Me Macintosh HP traditional driver...

  • Page 101: Font Support

    Postscript-specific features Table 2-33 Driver support for postscript-specific features Operating system Driver Postscript memory Output protocol Technology background information Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows NT 4.0 HP traditional driver Emulation Emulation Windows XP Windows NT 4.0...

  • Page 102

    Archive format Levels of gray Fit to Page TrueType font download option Outline Bitmap Native TrueType Windows XP Windows NT 4.0 HP unidriver HP traditional driver HP PS Unidriver PS Emulation Driver Windows 98, Me Macintosh Postscript PS Emulation Postscript Driver...

  • Page 103: Hp Traditional Print Drivers For Windows

    ■ HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver and HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver features. This section describes the HP PCL 6 and HP PCL 5 drivers for Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0. ■ HP Traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver (PS Emulation Driver) features. This section describes the PS Emulation Driver for Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0.

  • Page 104: Hp Traditional Pcl 6 And Pcl 5 Driver Features

    ■ Basics tab ■ Color tab The HP driver tabs are indicated by the HP logo appearing in the lower-left corner of the driver tab. Only HP tabs are documented in this STR. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 105: Properties Driver Tabs

    ■ Configure tab Help system The HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver and the HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver include a full-featured Help system to provide assistance with printing and configuration options. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 106: What's This? Help

    Bubble Help features a graphical icon that resembles a cartoon speech bubble with a lowercase "i" in it, representing the international symbol for information. The following illustration shows a Bubble Help icon on a driver tab. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 107: Finishing Tab Features

    Finishing tab features Use the Finishing tab to print booklets and control the media output. The following illustration shows the Finishing tab. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 108: Print Task Quick Sets

    Use the Print Task Quick Sets setting to store the current combination of driver settings that appear on all of the other print driver tabs. Print Task Quick Sets are either preset by network-administrator 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 109: Default Print Settings 9

    The following table shows the default settings for Print Task Quick Sets. See Preconfiguration for information about preconfigurable driver settings. Table 3-1 Print Task Quick Set default values for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp Driver feature Feature setting location Print on Both Sides...

  • Page 110

    Table 3-1 Print Task Quick Set default values for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp (continued) Driver feature Feature setting location Size to print on Effects tab, Fit to Page group box Scale to fit Effects tab, Fit to Page group box...

  • Page 111: User Guide Print Settings

    Table 3-1 Print Task Quick Set default values for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp (continued) Driver feature Feature setting location Stored Job Job Storage tab, Job Storage Mode group box Available, not Require PIN to print Job Storage tab, Job Storage Mode group box Unavailable...

  • Page 112: Print On Both Sides

    Automatically printing on both sides The duplexing unit in the product prints on two sides of a sheet of paper when the Print on Both Sides option is specified in the print job. The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp comes with a duplexing unit installed.

  • Page 113: Booklet Printing

    Printing to tell you why it is disabled. Book and Booklet Printing The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports both book and booklet printing. A book is a print job that consists of at least two pages and that can have a different media type for the front cover, first page, other pages, last page, or back cover.

  • Page 114: Printing A Booklet

    (for example, Letter [Left binding]). Click OK in the print driver. Click OK in the print dialog box to print. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 115: Printing A Book

    1 page per sheet (this is the default) ■ 2 pages per sheet ■ 4 pages per sheet ■ 6 pages per sheet ■ 9 pages per sheet HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Paper tab features of this chapter.

  • Page 116: Print Page Borders

    When you move the mouse over the document preview image, the mouse cursor changes from an arrow to a gloved hand. You can toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking on the image. The dimensions label that appears below the preview image reflects the 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 117: Print Quality Group Box

    Output Settings group box Current Setting The Current Setting group box has two settings in the HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver. When you make a change in the Print Quality Details dialog box, the setting changes from This is the "Default"...

  • Page 118: Graphic Settings

    Manually Print on 2nd Side Manually printing on the second side of a page is available when you are using the HP PCL 6, PCL 5, or the PS emulation unidriver. If a duplexing unit is installed and manual duplexing is enabled in the driver, the printer automatically duplexes media types that are supported by automatic duplexing (Letter, A4, Legal, 8.5 x 13, and Executive (JIS) only), and forces manual printing on both...

  • Page 119: Scale Patterns (wysiwyg)

    The Print Quality Details dialog box provides the options for print-quality settings in the HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver as shown in the following illustration. Figure 3-7 Print Quality Details dialog box for the HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver The following options are available: ■...

  • Page 120: Current Setting

    Manually Print on 2nd Side Manually printing on the second side of a page is available when you are using the HP PCL 6, PCL 5, or the PS emulation unidriver. If a duplexing unit is installed and manual duplexing is enabled in the driver, the printer automatically duplexes media types that are supported by automatic duplexing (Letter, A4, Legal, 8.5 x 13, and Executive (JIS) only), and forces manual printing on both...

  • Page 121: Scale Patterns (wysiwyg)

    (outlines) of the fonts. Effects tab features The Effects tab is used to create unique media effects such as scaling and watermarks. The following illustration shows the Effects tab. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 122: Print Task Quick Sets

    Document Defaults driver tabs. Print Task Quick Sets are either preset (by the administrator) or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see Finishing tab features. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 123: Fit To Page Group Box

    When the size for which the document is formatted (that is, the logical size) differs from the target size, the document preview image uses a dashed gray line to show the boundaries of the logical page in relation to the target page size. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 124: Of Normal Size Option

    The drop-down menu shows alphabetically-sorted watermarks that are currently available on the system, plus the string "(none)", which indicates that no watermark is selected. This is the default setting. Any watermark that is selected from this list appears in the document preview image. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 125: First Page Only Check Box

    The Watermark Details dialog box contains the following controls: ■ Current Watermarks ■ Watermark Message ■ Message Angle ■ Document preview image HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 126: Current Watermarks

    Use the controls in the Font Attributes group box to change the font and the shading, size, and style of the font. The Font Attributes group box contains the following controls: ■ Name ■ Color 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 127: Name

    Darkest Size Font sizes from 1 to 999 points are available from the Size menu. The default point size is language- dependent. The default point size for preset watermarks is language-dependent. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 128: Style

    Use the Paper tab to specify the size, type, and source of the media. You can also use this tab to indicate different paper-selection choices for the front cover, first page, other pages, last page, and back cover of the document. The following illustration shows the Paper tab. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 129: Print Task Quick Sets

    Document Defaults driver tabs. Print task quick sets are either preset (by the administrator) or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Finishing tab features.

  • Page 130: Paper Options

    Letter-size media. Because driver settings are overridden by media-size settings in most software programs, it is generally best to use the driver to set media size only for software programs that lack a media-size 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 131: Use Different Paper/covers

    Type is The Type is: drop-down menu shows all of the media types that the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports. When you use the default setting, Unspecified, the product uses the default media type, which is usually Plain.

  • Page 132: Custom

    The Custom button is not available when Use Different Paper/Covers is selected and any setting other than First Page is also selected. Figure 3-13 Custom Paper Size dialog box Media attributes section of this guide. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 133: Name

    HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Save, Delete, or Rename...

  • Page 134: Save, Delete, Or Rename

    Select a saved item from the drop-down menu. Rename Click Rename (when the name is unique). Click Rename (when the name is a duplicate). Type something into the Name drop-down menu. Next state 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 135: Custom Size (width And Height Controls)

    Custom width and height control limits The minimum media size for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp is 76.2 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches) and the maximum is 215.9 x 355.6 mm (8.5 x 14 inches). The following table summarizes media size limits for each media-handling device.

  • Page 136: Paper And Envelope Icons

    The current media size remains the same as it was when the Custom button was clicked. The dialog box closes, but you lose the changes that were not saved. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 137: Use Different Paper/covers

    The following illustration shows the Front Cover setting and options. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features And the button says Delete...

  • Page 138: First Page

    The following illustration shows the appearance of the Paper Options group box when you select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box. The First Page setting is selected by default. Type is section of 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 139: Other Pages

    Use the Other Pages options to select an alternative media source (or the same source as First Page) for the other pages of the document. The Other Pages setting and options are shown in the following illustration. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Source Type...

  • Page 140: Last Page

    Use the Last Page options to select an alternative media type or source for the last page of a document. The following illustration shows the appearance of the Paper Options group box when you select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box. Source Type 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 141: Back Cover

    Back Cover Use the Back Cover options to include a blank or preprinted back cover on a document. The following illustration shows the Back Cover setting and options. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Source Type...

  • Page 142: Document Preview Image

    Document Defaults driver tabs except the Job Storage tab. For more information about the document preview image, see the Finishing tab features section of this chapter. Type is section of 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 143: Product Image

    On the Paper tab, only source trays have product image hot spots and can be highlighted. Output tab features Use the Output tab to select finishing and output options for a document. The following illustration shows the Output tab. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 144: Print Task Quick Sets

    Document Defaults driver tabs. Print Task Quick Sets are either preset (by the administrator) or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see Finishing tab features. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 145: Finishing Options

    Three staples ■ Six staples Output Bin Options The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp comes with several output device options. The available Output Bin Options depend on which accessory output device is installed on the product. The options for accessories are: ■...

  • Page 146: Product Image

    Selecting the area that represents a tray in the image always selects the corresponding tray in the Bin: option. Job Storage tab features You can store print jobs in the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp memory for printing at a later time. The job-storage features are described in the following sections. NOTE The Job Storage tab appears among the driver tabs only if Job Storage is enabled.

  • Page 147: Print Task Quick Sets

    Use the Print Task Quick Sets control is to store the current combination of driver settings that appear on all of the other Document Defaults driver tabs. Print Task Quick Sets are either preset HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 148: Status Group Box

    Storage tab. Job Storage Mode Use the Job Storage Mode options on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp to store documents at the product and then control their printing at the product control panel. The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp offers the following Job Storage Mode options: ■...

  • Page 149: Private Job

    After the print job is stored on the product hard disk, you can print the job at the product control panel. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 150: Job Notification Options

    If you try to type a character in an ASCII code of fewer than 32 or more than 126 characters, the character is removed from the edit 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 151: Pin

    Press the up and down buttons to scroll to the Job Name, and then press the PRINT JOB is highlighted. Press the SELECT HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Stored Job. button (the one with the check mark) to open the menus. RETRIEVE JOB is button.

  • Page 152: Deleting A Job Storage Print Job

    (the one with the check mark) to open the menus. RETRIEVE JOB is button. button. The number in the product control-panel display SELECT button to delete the job. button. SELECT button. SELECT 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 153: Print Task Quick Sets

    Print Task Quick Sets are either preset (by the administrator) or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see the HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features Finishing tab features section of this chapter.

  • Page 154: Copies

    About When you click the About button on the Basics tab, or you click the HP logo on any of the driver Properties tabs, the About This Driver dialog box appears. To close the About box, click OK, Finishing tab features.

  • Page 155

    The Configuration Status group box indicates whether the driver was autoconfigured, whether administrator preferences were set, the date the driver was last configured, and whether the configuration is default or user-defined. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 156: Color Tab Features

    Print Task Quick Sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see Paper tab features. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 157: Color Options

    Automatic Use the Automatic option for default color settings that automatically tune the printed output. The HP Automatic default color settings provide high-quality output for most color printing needs. Manual To change the default color settings, select the Manual option, and then click the Settings button.

  • Page 158

    Figure 3-24 Color Settings dialog box 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 159: Neutral Grays

    The Halftone setting controls the selection of a product-dependent halftone algorithm that is embedded in the product firmware. Halftoning is a method by which the printer mixes the four primary colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) in varying proportions to create millions of HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 160: General

    Edge Control determines how edges are rendered. Edge Control consists of three components: Adaptive Halftoning, Trapping, and C-REt. Adaptive Halftoning increases the edge sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color plane misregistration by slightly overlapping the edges of 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 161: Print In Grayscale

    The NT Forms tab appears only in the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operating environment. The NT Forms tab (like the Configure tab) can be viewed only from the Properties window. The following illustration shows the NT Forms tab. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 162

    Configure tab. ■ This Tray Contains/Size (Forms) drop-down menu contains a list of standard media sizes that the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports, as well as any custom forms that are defined in the NT Forms tab. ■ This Tray Contains/Type drop-down menu lists all of the media types that the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports.

  • Page 163: Configuring The Trays

    Properties. When you open the driver from within a program, the Configure tab is not visible (with a few exceptions, such as when using Excel 5.0 or Corel® Chart 4.0). When opened from the Printers folder, the Configure tab looks like the following illustration. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 164: Paper Handling Options

    Optional Paper Destinations The Optional Paper Destinations drop-down menu lists optional output devices for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp. The list of available destinations varies depending on your product , its output accessories, and the product configuration settings on the Configure tab.

  • Page 165: Optional Paper Sources

    The Optional Paper Sources drop-down menu lists optional media source trays for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp. The list of available source trays varies depending on your product , its input accessories, and the product configuration settings on the Configure tab.

  • Page 166: Storage

    Click the Configure button to open the Configure Font Card(s) dialog box. If the Font Card(s) check box was not selected when you opened the More Configuration Options dialog box, selecting that check box automatically opens the Configure Font Cards dialog box. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 167

    Fonts list. Click OK to close the Add Font Card dialog box. The fonts on the card should now be available on the system. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 168: Include Types In Application Source List

    An accurate (DWS) value optimizes driver performance. The HP Traditional PCL 6 and HP Traditional PCL 5 drivers automatically configure the (DWS) value in Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0 environments that support bidirectional communication.

  • Page 169: Printer Image

    Paper tab. NOTE The printer image shown on the Configure tab might differ from your HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, depending on the installed accessory devices. HP traditional PCL 6 and PCL 5 driver features...

  • Page 170: Hp Traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver Features

    When you install the printing-system software in Windows 98 or Windows Me, the HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver is installed by default. The HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver and the PS Emulation Driver can be installed by performing a Custom Installation. When you install the print drivers in Windows NT 4.0, you must use the Add Printer install method to install the PS Emulation...

  • Page 171: Ps 3 Emulation Support For The Hp Color Laserjet 9500mfp

    A set of 92 postscript soft fonts is included with the printing-system software. If you want to permanently install the fonts in the product, postscript fonts are also available from HP in an optional font DIMM. The PS emulation maintains full compatibility with Adobe PostScript when PostScript fonts are purchased from Adobe.

  • Page 172: Advanced Tab Features

    Color Appearance group box. The settings in this group box specify Monochrome or Color output. Advanced tab features The Advanced tab controls the settings for output, graphics, and printer features. The following illustration shows the Advanced tab. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 173: Paper/output

    Graphic settings (including color appearance, scaling and TrueType font controls) ■ Document Options settings (including product features and postscript options) Paper/Output The following Paper/Output settings are available: ■ Paper Size ■ Orientation ■ Paper Source ■ Copy Count HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 174: Graphic

    ■ Six-up (2x3). The print job prints six pages per sheet. ■ Nine-up (3x3). The print job prints nine pages per sheet. ■ Sixteen-up (4x4). The print job prints 16 pages per sheet. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 175: Postscript Options

    Yes. ■ Mirrored Output specifies mirrored print output. Click Yes to print a mirror image of your document by reversing the horizontal coordinates. HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 176: Printer Features

    Two Staples Portrait ■ Two Staples Landscape ■ Three Staples Portrait ■ Three Staples Landscape ■ Six Staples Portrait ■ Six Staples Landscape ■ Fold/Saddle Stitch ■ Rotate by 180 degrees ■ Off (default) ■ 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 177

    ■ Manual ■ Text Halftone ■ Normal Text ■ Large Text ■ Text Neutral Grays ■ Black Only (default) ■ 4-Color ■ Text RGB Color ■ Default (sRGB) (default) ■ Vivid ■ Device HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 178

    Vivid ■ Device ■ Edge Control ■ Maximum ■ Normal (default) ■ Light ■ ■ Manually Print on 2nd Side ■ ■ ■ Watermark (Pages per Sheet) ■ 1 (default) ■ >= 2 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 179

    Watermark Size. Settings for the watermark size range from 24 points to 90 points. 48 points is the default. ■ Watermark Angle. Settings for the watermark angle range from 90 degrees to -90 degrees in 15- degree intervals. A 45-degree angle is the default. HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 180: Job Storage Tab Features

    Lightest Job Storage tab features The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp lets you store print jobs in the product memory for printing at a later time. These job-storage features are described in the following sections. The Job Storage tab appears among the driver tabs only if Job Storage is enabled.

  • Page 181: Job Storage Tab

    The unlabeled group box on the Job Storage tab contains a status message about the destination of a print job. The status information changes depending on the selections that are made on the Job Storage tab. HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 182: Job Storage Mode

    Job Storage Mode Use the Job Storage Mode options on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp to store documents at the product and then control their printing at the product control panel. This feature is intended to provide greater flexibility, convenience, security, and cost savings.

  • Page 183: Using A Pin For Private Job

    Require PIN to Print check box. In this mode, a PIN that is typed at the product control panel is required in order to release the job. HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 184: Job Identification

    The acceptable characters for job name and user name vary for each operating system. The string must be of a length and type that can appear on the product control-panel display. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 185: Pin

    Repeat this step for each of the remaining three digits of the PIN number. If no PIN number is assigned to the job, continue with step 7. HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features Stored Job.

  • Page 186: Deleting A Job Storage Print Job

    When opened from the Printers folder, the Device Settings tab appears, as shown in the following illustration. NOTE The illustration below shows the Device Settings tab in Windows NT 4.0. The appearance of the equivalent tab in Windows 98 follows this illustration. button to print the job. 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 187

    Figure 3-32 Device Settings tab in Windows NT 4.0 The following illustration shows the Device Options tab in Windows 98. HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features...

  • Page 188: Form To Tray Assignment

    The trays listed in the Form to Tray Assignment setting include standard trays and optional accessory trays. Generally, items that are installed separately have a separate Installable Options 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 189: Font Substitution Table

    For example, for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, trays 1 and 4 are listed in both the Form to Tray Assignment setting and the Installable Options setting. The input trays listed here are also listed as media sources on the Page Setup tab.

  • Page 190: Send Ctrl-d After Each Job

    Document Defaults. The default setting is 600 pixels. You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 pixels. Installable Options This section provides information to configure the printing options that you can install for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp. The following controls are available: ■ Tray 4 ■...

  • Page 191: Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)

    The default setting is Installed. Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing) The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp is equipped with automatic 2-sided printing (duplexing), which allows you to print on both sides of supported media. Automatic 2-sided printing is not supported for certain media types, including transparencies, labels, envelopes, heavy, extra heavy, cardstock, and glossy film.

  • Page 192

    ■ 8-Bin Mailbox – Sorter/Collator Mode 3 HP traditional print drivers for Windows...

  • Page 193: Hp Pcl 6, Hp Pcl 5, And Hp Ps Emulation Unidrivers For Windows

    This chapter describes the features of the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp unidrivers. The unidrivers are the HP PCL 6 Unidriver, the HP PCL 5 Unidriver, and the HP Postscript 3 Emulation Unidriver (the HP PS Unidriver) for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

  • Page 194: Hp Pcl 6, Hp Pcl 5, And Hp Ps Unidriver Features

    Windows Server 2003, the HP PCL 6 Unidriver is installed by default. The HP PCL 5 Unidriver and the HP PS Unidriver can be installed by performing a Custom Installation. The following sections describe the options that are available on each tab of the HP PCL 6, the HP PCL 5, and the HP PS Unidriver interface.

  • Page 195: Context-sensitive Help

    (although most current software programs support these features in the print dialog box or through the page settings in the software program). The following illustration shows the Advanced tab. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 196: Paper/output

    ■ Document Options settings Paper/Output The Paper/Output settings contain the following controls: ■ Copy Count setting ■ Collated check box (appears when you select Copy Count) 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 197: Copy Count

    Valid entries are numbers from 1 to 9999 for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp. The copies value will not advance from the maximum number (9999) to 1 when the up arrow is used, or change from 1 to the maximum number (9999) when the down arrow is used.

  • Page 198: True Type Font

    If you select an advanced printing feature in the print driver that has been disabled on the Advanced tab, the feature is automatically re-enabled. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 199: Print Optimizations

    Send TrueType as Bitmap NOTE The Send TrueType as Bitmap option is available only in the HP PCL 6 and HP PCL 5 unidrivers. It is not available in the PS Emulation Unidriver. Send True Type as Bitmap provides an alternative for those software programs that have trouble using TrueType fonts for special graphic purposes such as shading, rotation, or slanting.

  • Page 200: Print On Backside

    The following illustration shows the Paper/Quality tab. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 201: Print Task Quick Sets

    Print Task Quick Sets group box that is made on the Paper/Quality tab affects most of the Printing Preferences driver tabs (the Paper/Quality, Effects, Finishing, and Job Storage tabs) because they are all the same control. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 202: Default Print Settings

    Default values Default values for U.S. English for other Print Task Quick languages (if Sets different) Available, not selected Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows HP Driver Preconfigurable...

  • Page 203

    Table 4-1 Print Task Quick Set default values for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp (continued) Driver feature Feature setting location Orientation Finishing tab, Orientation group box Portrait Rotate by 180 Finishing tab, Orientation group box Available, not degrees Resizing Effects tab, Resizing Options...

  • Page 204: User Guide Print Settings

    Available, not selected Unavailable Selected, not available (Windows User Name appears in field) Unavailable, Automatic selected Unavailable Selected, not available HP Driver 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows Preconfigurable Preconfiguration, or...

  • Page 205: Type New Quick Set Name Here

    The settings specified in the Paper Options group box on the Paper/Quality tab apply to all of the pages of the document. The following illustration shows the Paper Options group box and the selections that are available by default. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 206: Size Is

    NotePad, or when you are producing a book or a booklet that does not require different media sizes. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 207: Custom Paper Size

    However, if you close the dialog box without clicking the Save button, any unsaved name or size values are lost without warning. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features Media attributes...

  • Page 208: Paper Size

    Custom width and height control limits The minimum media size for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp is 76.2 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches) and the maximum is 215.9 x 355.6 mm (8.5 x 14 inches). The following table summarizes media size limits for each media-handling device.

  • Page 209: Source Is

    Type is The Type is: drop-down menu shows all of the media types that the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports. When you use the default setting, Unspecified, the printer uses the default media type, which is usually Plain.

  • Page 210: Use Different Paper/covers

    The following illustration shows the Front Cover setting and options. Media attributes section of this guide. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 211

    The Type is: drop-down menu shows all of the media types that the printer supports. For more information about the Type is: drop-down menu settings, see the Type is: in the this chapter. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features section of this chapter. Type is...

  • Page 212: First Page

    The Source is: setting specifies the source tray to use for printing a document. The list of source trays depends on the printer accessories. Any optional media trays that are installed through the 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 213: Other Pages

    Use Different Paper/Covers check box. Figure 4-8 Other Pages options The following are the Other Pages options: ■ Size is: drop-down menu ■ Custom... button to create custom paper sizes HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features Type...

  • Page 214: Last Page

    The following illustration shows the appearance of the Paper Options group box when you select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box. Figure 4-9 Last Page options 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows Type...

  • Page 215: Back Cover

    The following illustration shows the Back Cover setting and options. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features Type...

  • Page 216

    The Source is: setting specifies the source tray to use for adding a back cover to the document. The list of source trays depends on the printer accessories. Any optional media trays that are installed through the Device Settings tab also appear here. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 217: Document Preview Image

    You can toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking on the image. Effects tab features Use the Effects tab to create unique media effects such as scaling and watermarks. The following illustration shows the Effects tab. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 218: Print Task Quick Sets

    Printing Preferences driver tabs. Print task quick sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see the Quality tab features section of this guide. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows Paper/...

  • Page 219: Resizing Options

    Legal-size media with the Print Document On check box selected, and the target size specified as Letter. Figure 4-12 Preview images - Legal on Letter; Scale to Fit off (left) and on (right) HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 220: Of Normal Size

    Use the Watermarks feature to choose a watermark, create your own custom watermarks (text only), or edit an existing watermark. The following watermarks are preset in the driver: ■ (none) ■ Confidential ■ Draft 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 221

    Cancel does not cancel all of the changes. If you make changes to a watermark, and then select a different watermark or click New, all of the changes made to the previous watermark are saved, and only the current, unsaved changes can be canceled. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 222: Current Watermarks

    The Font Attributes group box contains the following controls. ■ Name drop-down menu ■ Color drop-down menu ■ Shading drop-down menu ■ Size spin box 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 223: Name

    Font sizes from 1 to 999 points are available from the Size menu. The default point size is language- dependent. The choice of Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic is available from the Style drop- down menu. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 224: Style

    Finishing tab features Use the Finishing tab to print booklets and control the media output. The following illustration shows the Finishing tab. Figure 4-14 Finishing tab 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 225: Print Task Quick Sets

    The duplexing unit in the product prints on two sides of a sheet when the Print on Both Sides option is specified in the print job. The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp comes with a duplexing unit installed. The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports smart duplexing. The smart duplexing feature increases...

  • Page 226: Flip Pages Up

    2 pages per sheet. If you change the Pages per Sheet setting manually to Flip Pages Up selected Short-edge binding Long-edge binding 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows Flip Pages Up not selected Long-edge binding Short-edge binding...

  • Page 227: Book And Booklet Printing

    2 pages per sheet ■ 4 pages per sheet ■ 6 pages per sheet ■ 9 pages per sheet HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features Printing a Booklet Paper/Quality tab features of this chapter. section of...

  • Page 228: Print Page Borders

    Switching between tabs does not change the location or appearance of the document preview image. When you move the mouse over the document preview image, the mouse cursor changes 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 229: Rotate

    Output tab features Use the Output tab to select finishing and output options for a document. The following illustration shows the Output tab. Figure 4-16 Output tab HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 230: Print Task Quick Sets

    Output Bin Options The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp comes with several output device options. The available Output Bin Options depend on which accessory output device is installed on the product. The options for accessories, which must be installed and configured on the Device Settings tab, are: ■...

  • Page 231: Job Storage Tab Features

    Job Storage tab features Use the Job Storage feature to store print jobs in the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp memory for printing at a later time. These job-storage features are described in the following sections. NOTE The Job Storage tab appears among the driver tabs only if Job Storage is enabled.

  • Page 232

    Job Storage Mode group box ■ Require PIN group box ■ Job Notification Options group box ■ User Name group box ■ Job Name group box 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 233: Print Task Quick Sets

    Storage tab. Job Storage Mode Use the Job Storage Mode options on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp to store documents at the product and then control their printing at the product control panel. This feature is intended to provide greater flexibility, convenience, security, and cost savings.

  • Page 234: Private Job

    Quick Copy jobs are deleted if you turn off the product. Stored Job To use the Stored Job option, the hard disk and Job Storage must be enabled. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 235: Require Pin

    The dialog box shows the user name and job name that are associated with the stored print job, as well as the product name, port, and location. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 236: User Name

    You can select Replace Existing File if you always want the printer software to overwrite an existing print job with the same print job name. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 237: Using Job Storage Features When Printing

    SELECT Press the Press the HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features button (the one with the check mark) to open the menus. RETRIEVE JOB is button. buttons to scroll to your User Name, and then press the...

  • Page 238: Color Tab Features

    DELETE. DOWN button. The number in the product control-panel display SELECT button to delete the job. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows buttons to select the first digit of DOWN...

  • Page 239: Print Task Quick Sets

    Print Task Quick Sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features Paper tab features.

  • Page 240: Color Options

    To change the settings, make your selections by using the drop-down menus in the Color Settings dialog box, and then click OK. The following illustration shows the Color Settings dialog box with "Custom" settings. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 241

    Figure 4-19 Color Settings dialog box HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 242: Neutral Grays

    Halftoning is a method by which the printer mixes the four primary colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) in varying proportions to create millions of 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 243: General

    Edge Control determines how edges are rendered. Edge Control consists of three components: Adaptive Halftoning, Trapping, and C-REt. Adaptive Halftoning increases the edge sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color plane misregistration by slightly overlapping the edges of HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 244: Print In Grayscale

    Windows Server 2003) or Printers and Other Hardware Devices (Windows NT 4.0 Home). Right-click the product name, and then click Properties. Available options depend on the feature. The following illustration shows the Device Settings tab. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 245: Form To Tray Assignment

    A network administrator can use Form to Tray Assignment to specify the media size in each input tray. The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports more than one source of media. You can assign a form (which defines the media size and margins) to each of your printer media sources. When a form is matched to a source, you can select the form when you print.

  • Page 246: External Fonts

    Generally, items that are installed separately have a separate Installable Options setting. For example, for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, trays 1 and 4 are listed in both the Form to Tray Assignment setting and the Installable Options setting.

  • Page 247: Installing External Fonts

    Click the External Fonts option. The Properties button appears. Click the Properties button. The HP Font Installer dialog box appears. Type the name and path of the font metric file in the Printer Font File Location text box, or click Browse to locate the file on your computer.

  • Page 248: Font Substitution Table

    Font Substitution Table HP PS Unidriver Device Settings The following controls are available and appear in the HP PS Unidriver Device Settings tab: Available PostScript Memory This control specifies the amount of available postscript memory and provides a spin box for changing this value.

  • Page 249: Output Protocol

    (Type 1) fonts. A font smaller than the minimum setting is downloaded as a bitmap (Type 3) font. Use this option to fine-tune the Automatic setting for the TrueType Font Download option HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features...

  • Page 250: Maximum Font Size To Download As Outline

    The default setting is Installed. Tray 4 This control specifies whether you have Tray 4, an additional 2000-sheet media tray, installed on your product. The default setting is Installed. 4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 251: Accessory Output Bin

    ■ 8-Bin Mailbox — Sorter/Collator Mode Duplex Unit (for 2-Sided Printing) The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp comes with a duplex unit installed. This setting is enabled (Installed) by default. NOTE The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp supports smart duplexing. The product uses the...

  • Page 252: Job Storage

    Mode: setting on the Device Settings tab is Enabled. When you use the HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, or PS Emulation Driver, mopying is performed in one of two ways, either through the software or through the product hardware. When the mopier is enabled, mopying takes place through the product hardware by default.

  • Page 253

    Table 4-4 Driver Mopier mode and collation settings (continued) Mopier mode Disabled Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS Unidriver features Application collation Driver collation Selected Selected Not selected Not selected Not selected Selected...

  • Page 254

    4 HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5, and HP PS emulation unidrivers for Windows...

  • Page 255: Installing Windows Printing-system Components

    Installing Windows printing-system components Introduction This chapter provides information about these topics: ■ Supported Windows operating systems ■ System requirements ■ Font support ■ ■ General installation for Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP operating systems ■ Installing from the printing-system CD ■...

  • Page 256: Supported Windows Operating Systems

    If your computer is running a 64-bit Windows OS, you must install the corresponding 64-bit print driver. For instructions, see NOTE The HP color LaserJet 9500mfp has not been tested with and does not support the Windows 3.1x or Windows 95 operating systems. Installing print drivers by using Add Printer.

  • Page 257: System Requirements

    System requirements The following list shows the system requirements for installing and using the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software on each of the supported operating systems: ■ Pentium® or compatible processor ■ Minimum 16-color/grayscale display with 640-by-480 pixel resolution (video graphics array [VGA]) ■...

  • Page 258: Font Support

    The following sections list the fonts that are included with Microsoft Windows software, and the fonts that are available on the CD that came with the product. Basic fonts Microsoft Windows software includes these basic fonts, which can be used with any HP printing product: ■...

  • Page 259

    Table 5-1 Default fonts (continued) File name BOKR36W.TTF BOKR75W.TTF BOKR76W.TTF OLVR55W.TTF OLVR75W.TTF OLVR56W.TTF CGOR45W.TTF CGOR65W.TTF CGOR66W.TTF CGOR46W.TTF CGTR45W.TTF CGTR65W.TTF CGTR66W.TTF CGTR46W.TTF CLAR67W.TTF CORONET.TTF CPSR45W.TTF CPSR65W.TTF CPSR66W.TTF CPSR46W.TTF GARR45W.TTF GARR65W.TTF GARR46W.TTF GARR66W.TTF HELR45W.TTF HELR65W.TTF HELR66W.TTF HELR47W.TTF HELR67W.TTF HELR68W.TTF HELR48W.TTF HELR46W.TTF CHANC___.TTF Font support Font name ITC Bookman Light Italic...

  • Page 260

    Table 5-1 Default fonts (continued) File name DINGS___.TTF LETR45W.TTF LETR65W.TTF LETR46W.TTF MARIGOLD.TTF NCSR75W.TTF NCSR76W.TTF NCSR56W.TTF NCSR55W.TTF PALR65W.TTF PALR66W.TTF PALR46W.TTF PALR45W.TTF SYMPS__.TTF TIMR65W.TTF TIMR66W.TTF TIMR46W.TTF TIMR45W.TTF UNVR65W.TTF UNVR66W.TTF UNVR67W.TTF UNVR68W.TTF UNVR57W.TTF UNVR58W.TTF UNVR55W.TTF UNVR56W.TTF Ninety-two additional PS emulation fonts are also available on the CD. Table 5-2 Additional PS emulation fonts File name...

  • Page 261

    Table 5-2 Additional PS emulation fonts (continued) File name PS-11120.TTF PS_11119.TTF PS_11118.TTF PS_11846.TTF PS_24516.TTF PS_12704.TTF PS_14508.TTF PS_12581.TTF PS_12585.TTF PS_12586.TTF PS_12582.TTF PS_24517.TTF PS_24518.TTF PS_14513.TTF PS_10269.TTF PS_12968.TTF PS_10369.TTF PS_10370.TTF PS_14514.TTF PS_14515.TTF PS_10249.TTF PS_10267.TTF PS_10268.TTF PS_14512.TTF PS_14511.TTF PS_10267.TTF PS_24509.TTF PS_13872.TTF PS_13874.TTF PS_13875.TTF PS_14053.TTF PS_14054.TTF PS_14051.TTF PS_13873.TTF...

  • Page 262

    Table 5-2 Additional PS emulation fonts (continued) File name PS_13870.TTF PS_13871.TTF PS_12542.TTF PS_12544.TTF PS_10695.TTF PS_12545.TTF PS_12543.TTF PS_14526.TTF PS_14528.TTF PS_14529.TTF PS_14527.TTF PS_24519.TTF PS_24521.TTF PS_24522.TTF PS_24520.TTF PS_24523.TTF PS_14503.TTF PS_14505.TTF PS_14506.TTF PS_14504.TTF PS_13778.TTF PS_13777.TTF PS_13779.TTF PS_13780.TTF PS_12675.TTF PS_12677.TTF PS_12625.TTF PS_12623.TTF PS_94073.TTF PS_14525.TTF PS_24524.TTF PS_24510.TTF PS_12506.TTF PS_12510.TTF...

  • Page 263

    Table 5-2 Additional PS emulation fonts (continued) File name PS_12511.TTF PS_12507.TTF PS_14072.TTF PS_11546.TTF PS_11545.TTF PS_11547.TTF PS_11548.TTF PS_14507.TTF PS_13501.TTF PS_14023.TTF PS_14024.TTF PS_13502.TTF PS_14030.TTF PS_14040.TTF PS_14021.TTF PS_14022.TTF PS_14029.TTF PS_14039.TTF PS_13548.TTF PS_13547.TTF PS_14481.TTF PS_14480.TTF Font support Font name Optima Bold Italic Optima Italic Oxford Italic Stempel Garamond Roman Italic StempelGaramond Roman...

  • Page 264: Installation Instructions

    If the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp is connected through a file or print server, the printing-system software must first be installed on the server before being installed on any client systems. If the HP LaserJet printing-system software is not first installed on the server, then bidirectional communication, some driver autoconfiguration methods, and the HP Toolbox are not available to the client systems.

  • Page 265: Installing From A Network Or From Downloaded Files

    The result of clicking these buttons is explained in context below. Modifying a pre-existing installation If an HP color LaserJet 9500mfp has been installed previously on your system, the appearance of the main install screen changes on the CD Browser, and the install printer setting changes to modify installation.

  • Page 266: Typical Installation Dialog Box Sequence

    The order and appearance of dialog boxes can vary among operating systems. The typical installation includes the following components: ■ HP color LaserJet 9500mfp PCL 6 driver. ■ Screen fonts. The following illustration represents an overall path through the installation process. It is intended as a reference only;...

  • Page 267

    Figure 5-1 Installation path NOTE The components of a typical installation might vary from product to product. Installation instructions...

  • Page 268

    Figure 5-2 Choose Setup Language dialog box When you select the Install Printer option from the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD, the Choose Setup Language dialog box appears. NOTE The Choose Setup Language dialog box lists only the languages that are available on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software CD.

  • Page 269

    Printer install method to install the HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver, the HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver, and the PS Emulation Driver on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp product. If you try using the regular install method in a Windows NT 4.0 operating environment, the following...

  • Page 270

    Figure 5-5 Welcome dialog box Clicking Software License Agreement takes you to the HP Software License Agreement dialog box. Clicking Installation Notes opens the file LJ9500MFP_INSTALL_NOTE_ENWW.HTM Clicking Next takes you to the Printer Connection dialog box. 5 Installing Windows printing-system components...

  • Page 271

    Figure 5-6 HP Software License Agreement dialog box Clicking OK returns you to the Welcome dialog box. Installation instructions...

  • Page 272

    Figure 5-7 Printer Connection dialog box NOTE The product does not support infrared connections. If you select Connected directly to this computer (a "direct connection" using a parallel cable or universal serial bus cable), clicking Next takes you to the Connector Type dialog box. This is the default option.

  • Page 273

    Figure 5-8 Connector Type dialog box Selecting any option and clicking Next takes you to the Installation Type dialog box. To continue with the default installation sequence, see Figure 5-19 Installation Type dialog box If you select Connected via the network in the Printer Connection dialog box, clicking next takes you to the Network Setup dialog box.

  • Page 274

    Figure 5-9 Network Setup dialog box If you select Basic network setup for a PC or server, clicking Next takes you to the Identify Printer dialog box. This is the default selection. If you select Client setup for client-server printing, clicking Next initiates a series of question dialog boxes that help you determine the best connection-type option to follow.

  • Page 275

    Figure 5-10 Connection Type dialog box Clicking Parallel Cable and then clicking Next takes you to the Cable Connection dialog box. Clicking USB Cable and then clicking Next takes you to the Cable Connection dialog box. Clicking Network Cable and then clicking Next takes you to the Print Job Management dialog box. Figure 5-11 Cable Connection dialog box Installation instructions...

  • Page 276

    Clicking A Jetdirect Print Server and then clicking Next takes you to the Print Job Management dialog box. Clicking Another PC (not this PC) and then clicking Next takes you to the Recommended Network Setup dialog box. Figure 5-12 Print Job Management dialog box Clicking either selection and then clicking Next takes you to the Recommended Network Setup dialog box.

  • Page 277

    Figure 5-13 Recommended Network Setup dialog box Clicking Next takes you to the Identify Printer dialog box. Installation instructions...

  • Page 278

    Figure 5-14 Identify Printer dialog box Clicking Search from a list of detected printers (recommended) and then clicking Next opens a screen that states that the installer is searching the network for available products to install. If you are performing a network installation and no printer is found, the Check Cable Connection dialog box appears, advising you to make sure the cable is properly connected, and giving you the option of searching again or specifying a printer by address.

  • Page 279

    Figure 5-15 Specify Printer dialog box You can specify a printer by selecting one of the following options and typing in the required information: ■ Hardware Address (MAC) ■ IP Address ■ IP Hostname ■ IPX Address Clicking Help takes you to context-sensitive HTML help. Clicking Next opens the Searching dialog box.

  • Page 280

    Figure 5-16 Printer Found dialog box Clicking Help takes you to context-sensitive HTML help. Selecting Yes, install this printer and then clicking Next takes you to the Confirm Settings dialog box. Clicking No, install a different printer and then clicking Next takes you to theCheck Cable Connection dialog box, advising you to make sure the cable is properly connected, and giving you the option of searching again for a network printer or specifying a printer by address.

  • Page 281

    Figure 5-17 Confirm Settings dialog box Clicking Change TCP/IP Settings takes you to the Confirm Changing Setting dialog box, and then on to the Set Network Protocol dialog box. Clicking Help takes you to context-sensitive HTML help. Clicking Next takes you to the Installation Type dialog box. Installation instructions...

  • Page 282

    Figure 5-18 Set Network Protocol dialog box Clicking Change Settings... makes the text boxes active so that you can type a different IP Address, Subnet Mask, or Gateway address. Clicking Next takes you to the Confirm Settings dialog box and then to the Installation Type dialog box.

  • Page 283

    Figure 5-19 Installation Type dialog box NOTE The components of a Typical Installation might vary from product to product. Clicking Typical Installation (Recommended) and then clicking Next, takes you to the Printer Name dialog box. Clicking Custom Installation and then clicking Next, takes you to the Features dialog box. Installation instructions...

  • Page 284

    Figure 5-20 Features dialog box A red X in the icon indicates that the feature is not installed. The installed icon appears when you select an install state for that feature. Clicking Help takes you to context-sensitive HTML help. Clicking Space opens the Disk Space Requirements dialog box, which shows the amount of available space on your hard drive and advises you if there is not enough space for the features you have selected.

  • Page 285

    Printer Name dialog box Selecting the Use this printer as the default printer for Windows-based programs check box sets the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp as your default printer. Clicking Next takes you to the Printer Sharing dialog box. Installation instructions...

  • Page 286

    Figure 5-22 Printer Sharing dialog box NOTE The Printer Sharing dialog box does not appear if your computer is running Windows 98 or Windows Me. Clicking Not shared and then clicking Next takes you to the Printer Location and Comment dialog box.

  • Page 287

    Figure 5-23 Client Driver Support dialog box The Client Driver Support dialog box does not appear if the computer is running Windows 98 or Windows Me. In Windows XP, you can select the check box to install drivers for Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me systems that share the network printer.

  • Page 288

    Figure 5-24 Printer Location and Comment dialog box In the Location text box, you can type the physical location of the printer. In the Comment text box, you can type any additional information that might be helpful to users. Clicking Next takes you to the Ready to Install dialog box. 5 Installing Windows printing-system components...

  • Page 289

    Figure 5-25 Ready to Install dialog box Clicking Install starts the installation process. When installation is complete, the Finish dialog box appears, as shown in the following illustration. Installation instructions...

  • Page 290: Custom Installation

    ■ Screen Fonts ■ hp color LaserJet 9500 MFP PS Driver (for direct-connect and network installations) ■ hp color LaserJet 9500 MFP PCL 6 Driver (for direct-connect and network installations) ■ Jetdirect Guide ■ Web Server User Guide 5 Installing Windows printing-system components...

  • Page 291: Installing Print Drivers By Using Add Printer

    The features available in a Custom Installation might vary from product to product. Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 computers running a terminal server do not support the HP Toolbox option. The appearance of the Features dialog box might vary, depending on the product and the connection type.

  • Page 292: Installer Customization Wizard For Windows

    Administrators can use the Installer Customization Wizard option to customize the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp installer by pre-setting the installation options in a response file. To start the utility, click installer customization wizard on the main menu of the software CD browser.

  • Page 293: Dialogs

    To run the Installer Customization Wizard Insert the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp software CD in the CD-ROM drive. In the CD browser main screen, click installer customization wizard. Choose the setup language you wish to use. The installer automatically detects the language that your computer system uses and presents this selection as the default.

  • Page 294

    Figure 5-29 Language dialog box NOTE The customized installer limits all system installations of the product to the language that is selected in the Language dialog box. Maintenance Mode on systems where installation has been completed using the customized installer does not provide options for changing the language.

  • Page 295

    Figure 5-30 Printer Port dialog box Clicking Queue Name\Path makes a text field available for a Queue name entry. Click the Browse button and navigate to a printer to record the path. Clicking Local Port and then clicking Next takes you to the Connector Type dialog box, which is similar to the Connection Type dialog box that appears during a standard installation.

  • Page 296

    Figure 5-31 Specify Printer dialog box Clicking IP Address: makes a field available for typing the IP address for the printer. Only numerals are allowed in this field. If this option is selected, at least one digit must be typed in the IP Address field to prevent an error message from appearing, asking for a valid IP address.

  • Page 297

    Figure 5-32 IP Settings dialog box NOTE The Installer Customization Wizard does not validate that the printer or any of the printer identification entries actually exist on the network, because the customized installer can be used on a separate network. Typing the appropriate information and then clicking Next takes you to the Features dialog box.

  • Page 298

    Figure 5-33 Features dialog box Any combination of features can be selected for the installer, and none depends on any other feature selection. It is possible to create a custom installer that installs features without including a print driver. Clicking Next takes you to the Driver Configuration dialog box. Clicking Back takes you to the Specify Printer or IP Settings dialog box, depending on previous selections.

  • Page 299

    Figure 5-34 Driver Configuration dialog box It is possible to supply a preconfigured driver in the customized installer if the driver supports it. You can use the preconfigured driver to place default settings on the printer that is installed. If a driver that supports this feature is selected in the Features dialog box, the Driver Configuration dialog box appears.

  • Page 300

    Figure 5-35 Driver Configuration preconfigure driver dialog box Any setting in this dialog box, including those on the Device Settings tab, can be preset before the printer is installed (subject to normal driver constraints). Clicking Next opens either the Preconfigure Printer dialog box for another driver that supports preconfiguration (if any), or the Printer Name dialog box.

  • Page 301

    Figure 5-36 Printer Name dialog box The Default Printer: drop-down menu lists only those drivers that are selected in the Features dialog box. Clicking Next opens the Printer Sharing dialog box. Clicking Back takes you to the previous Driver Configuration dialog box. Clicking Cancel takes you to the Exit Setup dialog box.

  • Page 302

    Figure 5-37 Printer Sharing dialog box Clicking Share as: opens a field for naming the product as it will appear on the network. Clicking Next with Not Shared selected takes you to the Printer Location and Comment dialog box. Clicking Share as: and then clicking Next takes you to the Client Driver Support dialog box. Clicking Back takes you to the Printer Name dialog box.

  • Page 303

    Figure 5-38 Client Driver Support dialog box NOTE This dialog box provides options for selecting OS-specific drivers to add to the installation to provide for Point and Print driver vending on the system. Either or both optional drivers can be selected. Clicking Next takes you to the Printer Location and Comment dialog box.

  • Page 304

    Figure 5-39 Printer Location and Comment dialog box Use the Location: text field to type a description of the physical location of the printer. The field is limited to 241 characters. Use the Comment: text field to type any other helpful text such as capabilities about the printer. The field is limited to 241 characters.

  • Page 305

    Figure 5-40 Custom Installer Location dialog box NOTE The location for the installer package defaults to the drive that the system user opened last. Clicking Change opens the Change Current Destination Folder dialog box to navigate to the drive that you want. Clicking Back takes you to the Printer Location and Comment dialog box.

  • Page 306

    Figure 5-41 Change Current Destination Folder dialog box NOTE Several files including system files will be placed at the root of the directory that appears in the Folder Name field. These files collectively occupy approximately 37 MB on the directory. Be sure that enough space is available on the directory before continuing. Click the New Folder icon to create a new folder.

  • Page 307

    Figure 5-42 Installing dialog box This dialog box remains on the screen until the status bar reaches the end. Clicking Cancel takes you to the Exit Setup dialog box. Installation instructions...

  • Page 308: Distribution

    The command-line silent installer method cannot be customized by end users. It installs only the printing-system components that are included in the Typical Installation. For more information, see the HP Device Installer Customization Wizard. This document (CUSTOMIZATION_README_XXWW.RTF) is available on the printing-system software CD at the root of the <language>...

  • Page 309: Point And Print Installation For Windows 98, Me, Nt 4.0, 2000, Xp, And Server 2003

    Hewlett-Packard provides drivers that are compatible with the Point and Print feature, but this is a function of the Microsoft operating systems, not of HP print drivers. Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 drivers from HP are supported only on Intel X86 processor types.

  • Page 310: Setting A Default Printer

    Setting a default printer This section applies to the Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. In Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000 OSs, click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers.

  • Page 311: Installation For Macintosh, Linux, And Unix Operating Systems

    Introduction This chapter provides system requirements and procedures for installing and removing the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp printing-system software for supported operating systems other than Windows. It also provides information about font support and system modifications. The following operating systems are supported: ■...

  • Page 312: System Requirements

    For information about Linux support for the product, see the HP Linux Web site: ■ http://www.hp.com/go/linux. UNIX For information about UNIX support for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, see the following Web site: ■ http://www.hp.com/go/jetdirectunix_software 6 Installation for Macintosh, Linux, and Unix operating systems...

  • Page 313: Macintosh

    The HP Toolbox is a series of Web pages and supporting Windows-based and Macintosh-based software programs (for Mac OS X only, V10.2 and later). The HP Toolbox provides links to product status information and enables you to receive alerts for product events.

  • Page 314: Install Notes

    This HTML-based help system replaces the Apple Guide help system that was provided with Mac OS 9.x HP products. The help system is in English only, and can be viewed through a browser or in the Macintosh OS Help Center.

  • Page 315

    CG Omega ■ Letter Gothic ■ Wingdings ■ CG Times ■ Marigold The following bitmap screen fonts reside on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp: ■ ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book ■ Helvetica ■ Palatino ■ ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book Oblique ■...

  • Page 316

    ■ New Century Schoolbook Roman The following fonts reside on the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, but can be used by Macintosh platforms only if you install additional screen fonts. You can either use these screen fonts directly from the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp software CD or obtain them from the following Web site: http://www.hp.com/support/clj9500mfp.

  • Page 317

    ■ Times New Roman Bold Italic ■ Arial Courier Bold Oblique ■ Times New Roman Italic ■ Arial Bold ■ Courier Italic ■ Univers Bold ■ Arial Bold Italic ■ Garamond Antiqua ■ Univers Bold Italic ■ Arial Italic ■ Garamond Halbfett ■...

  • Page 318: Installing The Macintosh Printing System

    AppleTalk (or network) control panel for the correct connection to communicate with the product. You must set up the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp, connect it to the computer or network, and turn it on before the software is installed.

  • Page 319: To Set Up An Appletalk Networked Printer With Mac Os 9.x

    NOTE If the automatic selection fails, or if you want to manually select a PPD file, click the Printer Model pop-up menu, select HP, and then select the PPD file you want to add. Click Add. To configure installable options in Mac OS X (V10.2 and later) such as a duplexing unit or optional paper trays, click the appropriate product icon in the Print Center Printer List window.

  • Page 320: Uninstalling The Macintosh Printing System

    To uninstall the Macintosh Printing System, drag the PPDs and the unwanted component(s) to Trash. In-box disk layout The Macintosh Printing System consists of two files: the HP LaserJet Installer - Integrated installer program and an HP Toolbox installer program.

  • Page 321

    Figure 6-2 HP LaserJet Installer dialog box (easy install) If you want to install the files in a location other than the default "Macintosh HD," click Install Location: to specify a location. You can also select the Custom Install option from the drop-down menu at the upper left. Easy Install is the default.

  • Page 322

    Figure 6-3 HP LaserJet Installer dialog box (custom install) If you want to install the files in a location other than the default "Macintosh HD," click Install Location: to specify a location. Select which of the available components to install by using the check boxes in the list.

  • Page 323: Hp Laserjet Screen Fonts Installer Dialog Box Sequence

    Click Quit to exit the Installer. The Printer Setup Assistant opens. Click Continue to return to the HP LaserJet Installer. HP LaserJet Screen Fonts Installer dialog box sequence This section provides information about the installation dialog box sequence for the HP Screen Font Installer. Figure 6-6 HP LaserJet Screen Fonts splash screen dialog box Click Continue to open the HP LaserJet Screen Fonts dialog box.

  • Page 324: Mac Os X Installation

    LaserJet 9500mfp CD-ROM icon on the desktop to open the installer folder. In the hp color LaserJet 9500mfp folder, double-click the hp LaserJet Installers folder to open it. In the hp LaserJet Installers folder, double-click the installer icon for the language you want to use. This begins the install process.

  • Page 325

    Figure 6-10 Authenticate dialog box Enter the correct password and click OK to continue. The install splash screen appears. Figure 6-11 HP LaserJet for Macintosh installer splash screen dialog box Click Continue The License dialog box appears. Macintosh...

  • Page 326

    Click Save As... to open the system Save dialog box and save the license agreement to disk. Click Decline to end the installation process and close the installer. Click Accept to continue the installation. The HP LaserJet Installer dialog box appears. 6 Installation for Macintosh, Linux, and Unix operating systems...

  • Page 327

    Figure 6-13 HP LaserJet Installer dialog box (easy install) If you want to install the files in a location other than the default "Macintosh HD," click the Install Location drop-down menu to specify a location. You can also select a Custom Install option from the drop-down menu at upper left (shown in the following illustration).

  • Page 328

    When installation is complete, a popup message appears stating that the installation was successful. Figure 6-17 Installation success message Click Quit to exit the installer. Click Continue to return to the HP LaserJet Installer. 6 Installation for Macintosh, Linux, and Unix operating systems...

  • Page 329: Engineering Detail

    Engineering Detail Introduction This chapter presents engineering detail for the following topics: ● Media attributes ● HP Toolbox Introduction...

  • Page 330: Media Attributes

    Media sources and destinations The following table indicates the standard and optional media sources and destinations for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp: Table 7-1 HP color LaserJet 9500mfp media sources and destinations Media sources Media destinations Media-source commands The PCL 6 attribute for paper source is ubyte # MediaSource or ubyte_array "string"...

  • Page 331: Media Types And Sizes

    Media types and sizes The tables in this section provide information about media features, media attributes, and media- handling constraints for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp. Driver features and attributes The following table lists the features and attributes of various media listed under the Size Is: drop- down menu on the Paper tab.

  • Page 332

    Table 7-3 Supported features and attributes by driver (continued) Paper sizes B4 (JIS) B5 (JIS) Double Japan Postcard Rotated Envelope #10 Envelope B5 Envelope C5 Envelope DL Envelope Monarch Executive Executive (JIS) Legal Custom Width Height 297 mm 420 mm (11.69 inches) (16.54 inches) 210 mm...

  • Page 333: Custom Paper Sizes

    Cardstock Rough Envelope Tray 1 accepts cardstock between 164 g/m Custom paper sizes The following table shows custom paper sizes that are available for the HP color LaserJet 9500mfp: Table 7-5 Custom media sizes Tray Tray 1 (multipurpose) Tray 2 (500-sheet)

  • Page 334: Media-type Commands

    Table 7-5 Custom media sizes (continued) Tray Tray 4 (500-sheet) Duplexing unit Media-type commands The PCL 5 escape sequence for paper type is "Esc&n#Wdpapertype", where "n#" is the number of characters in the paper type plus 1. For example, in the sequence "Esc&n6WdPlain", "Plain" has 5 letters plus 1, for a total of 6.

  • Page 335: Enabling Or Disabling Hp Toolbox Support

    HP Status controls the HP Toolbox. This entry runs HPSTATUS.EXE every time the system is started. When you close the HP Toolbox by right-clicking the Toolbox tray icon and selecting Exit, you are prompted to restart the HP Toolbox on startup. If you select No, don't start automatically, this entry is removed.

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    7 Engineering Detail...

  • Page 337: Index

    Adobe Web site 155 Advanced Printing Features setting, unidrivers 182 Advanced tab PS Emulation Driver 156 unidrivers 179 Alerts tab, HP Toolbox 52 alerts, e-mail 38, 39 alternative source support 83 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance 13 AppleTalk networks 303...

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    182 document preview image 212 documentation Help feature support 78 install notes 14 Print Task Quick Set for use guide, HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver 95 Print Task Quick Set for use guide, unidriver 188 viewing 8, 12 double-sided printing...

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    209 DWS (Driver Work Space) 152 e-mail alerts 38, 39 Edge Control settings PCL Traditional Drivers 144, Edit Other Links page, HP Embedded Web Server 38 Effects tab PCL traditional drivers 105 unidrivers 201 EIO Jetdirect page, printing 33...

  • Page 340

    HP Network Registry Agent (HPNRA) 28 HP PCL tradtional drivers. See PCL tradtional drivers HP PCL unidrivers. See PCL unidrivers HP PS 3 Emulation Unidriver. See PS Emulation Unidriver HP Software License Agreement dialog box, Windows HP Toolbox Alerts tab 52...

  • Page 341

    PCL traditional drivers 96, 138 unidrivers 210 Language dialog box, Customization Wizard 278 languages Choose Setup Language dialog box, Windows 252 HP Embedded Web Server 38 printing-system software 17 Layout Options, unidrivers 184 license agreement dialog box, Windows 255 links HP Embedded Web Server...

  • Page 342

    148, 149 ordering supplies 8 orientation settings PCL traditional drivers 96, 138 PS Emulation Driver 156 unidrivers 210 Other Links, HP Toolbox 53 Other Pages paper settings PCL traditional drivers 123 unidrivers 197 Output Protocol settings, PS Emulation Driver 173, 233...

  • Page 343: Product Image 1

    Watermarks settings 204 watermarks support 82 PDEs (Printer Dialog Extensions) PDF files command-line printing 65 LPR commands, printing 70 printing using HP Embedded Web Server 34 viewing 12 Percentage of Normal Size setting PCL traditional drivers 108 unidrivers 204 PINs, Job Storage...

  • Page 344

    Printer Sharing dialog box, Windows Customization Wizard 286 Typical Installation 270 printer, setting default 294 printing 14 printing files using HP Embedded Web Server 34 Private job settings PCL traditional drivers 133 PS Emulation Driver 166 unidrivers 218 PRN files, printing 34...

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    31 overriding 87, 177 Print Task Quick Sets, PCL traditional drivers 92 Print Task Quick Sets, unidrivers 185 Settings tab, HP Embedded Web Server 38 sharing setup dialog box, Windows Customization Wizard 286 Typical Installation 270 silent installation command-line 292...

  • Page 346

    Emulation Driver 173, 233 TCP/IP address, locating 33 text files, command-line printing text, printing all as black PCL traditional drivers 103, 105 unidriver 183 time settings, HP Embedded Web Server 38 timeout settings, PS Emulation Driver 174, 233 Toolbox Alerts tab 52...

  • Page 347

    Wait Timeout settings, PS Emulation Driver 174, 233 Watermarks settings drivers supported 82 PCL traditional drivers 108 unidrivers 204 Index Web Jetadmin. See HP Web Jetadmin Web sites Adobe 155 downloading software 22 firmware download 57 HP Driver Preconfiguration 12...

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