Printer basics Printer basics Congratulations on your purchase of an HP LaserJet 9000 Series printer. If you have not done so, see the start guide provided with the printer for setup instructions. Now that the printer is set up and ready to use, take a few moments to get to know the printer. This chapter...
Printer basics Features and benefits of the printer Print cartridge supplies status page with toner gauge, page count, and information about paper sizes used no-shake cartridge design authentication of HP print cartridges automatic seal tab removal Paper handling options Input ...
Provides the ability to upgrade the printer firmware. To download the latest firmware, go to www.hp.com/go/lj9000_firmware and follow the instructions on the screen. To easily send firmware updates to multiple printers, use the HP Web JetAdmin software (go to www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin).
The EIO hard disk can be write-protected through software for additional security. Windows users Use the HP Resource Manager to delete files and manage fonts on a mass storage device. See “HP Resource Manager” on page 26.
Printer basics Layout and basic operation of the control panel The control panel includes three light emitting diode (LED) indicator lights, four navigation keys, dedicated help, two job-specific buttons, a numeric key pad, and a graphical display (capable of displaying up to four lines of text).
RROW Saves the selected value for that item. An asterisk ( * ) appears next to the selection, indicating that it is the new default. Default settings remain when the printer is switched off or is reset ELECT (unless you reset all factory defaults from the Resets menu).
The printer is ready to print. The printer is going offline; please wait. The printer has no data to print. The printer has data to print, but is not ready or is offline. The printer is processing or is printing the data.
Using control panel menus For a complete list of control panel items and possible values, see additional trays or other accessories are installed in the printer, new menu items automatically appear. To print a control panel menu map “Menu map” on page 154...
The lower right door might be open. The printer might be in PowerSave mode. Press any key of your choice. The accessory is not receiving power. Layout and basic operation of the control panel...
* These products are not supported in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Czech, Russian, and Turkish languages. The printer drivers provided on the CD must be installed to take full advantage of the printer features. The other programs are recommended, but are not required for operation. See the readme file for more information.
Internet, see the introduce guide on the product CD to obtain the most recent software. Included with the printer is a CD containing the HP LaserJet Printing System. On the CD are software components, documentation, and drivers that benefit users and network administrators. See the readme file for the most current information.
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows Me Apple MAC OS (EtherTalk) Linux (Web) UNIX (Web) Network printer installation for UNIX and other network operating systems is available from the Web or through a local HP-authorized distributor. Helpful printer software for increased printing flexibility...
Printer basics Printer drivers Printer drivers access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer (by using a printer language). Drivers included with the printer The most recent drivers are available at www.hp.com/cposupport/. Depending on the configuration of Windows-based computers, the installation program for the printer software automatically checks the computer for Internet access to obtain the latest drivers.
Printer basics Choose the correct printer driver for your needs Use the PCL 6 driver to take full advantage of the printer features. The PCL 6 driver is recommended unless backward compatibility with previous PCL drivers or older printers is necessary.
For additional network printer configuration and management, use HP Web JetAdmin. HP Web JetAdmin is a browser-based management tool and should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer. For the latest list of supported host systems, visit HP Customer Care Online at www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
Properties. (The actual steps can vary; this is the most common method.) Note Settings in the printer driver and software application override control panel settings. (Software application settings override printer driver settings.) Helpful printer software for increased printing flexibility...
Software for Macintosh computers Apple LaserWriter driver, version 8.6 or later The Apple LaserWriter 8.6 printer driver comes with the Mac OS, or can be obtained directly from Apple. PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs) and Printer Dialog Extension (PDEs) PPDs, for OS 9 and earlier, in combination with the LaserWriter 8.6 printer driver, access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer.
Printer basics HP LaserJet Utility (Macintosh) The HP LaserJet Utility allows control of features that are not available in the driver. The illustrated screens make selecting printer features from the Macintosh computer easier than ever. Use the HP LaserJet Utility to do the following: customize the printer control panel messages.
For the latest list of supported host operating systems, visit the HP Web JetAdmin site a www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin. HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for UNIX The HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for UNIX is a simple printer installation utility for HP-UX and Sun Solaris networks. It is available to download at www.hp.com/support/net_printing. HP Resource Manager The HP Resource Manager should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer.
Printer basics Home pages The home pages of the embedded Web server are the informational pages for the printer. These include: Printer status page This page shows the printer control panel and any current message. The control panel status lights and buttons are also displayed, so you can change the printer control panel menu settings from this page.
The e-mail addresses of notification recipients of printer events are entered in this page. Order supplies page The remaining life of various consumables is shown on this page, and links to the HP website for ordering supplies is also displayed.
Printer basics Network pages The network pages of the embedded Web server provide access to HP Jetdirect network configuration parameters and status. These include: Network settings page This page provides access to network protocol configuration parameters and other settings. Support settings page This page lets you configure links for support assistance.