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HP Deskjet 3740, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3745v, and 3747 Printers - Printer Driver Setting Definitions
Printing by the HP Deskjet 3745 printer is controlled by the driver software that was installed during the printer driver installation. Changes to the printer properties can be set and changed in the Properties dialog box. The methods of accessing the dialog box will differ, depending on the software program being used. One of the following methods will open the Properties dialog box.
One of the methods described above will open the Printer Properties dialog box.
Printer setting definitions
The driver settings are explained below.
Figure 1: Printing Shortcuts
The first box on the Printing Shortcuts tab is What do you want to do? Select from General everyday printing, Photo printing-borderless, Photo printing-with white borders, or Fast/economical printing.
The appropriate settings are automatically made by choosing one of the options in What do you want to do?
If desired, make manual selections to the settings described in the table below. The settings that are available depends on which setting is selected in the What do you want to do? box.
Selecting either Photo printing-borderless or Photo printing-with white borders in the What do you want to do? box, will bring up the HP digital photography options dialog box.
Figure 2: HP digital photography options
Selecting from the six options available may alter the quality of photo printing. In most applications, the program defaults will provide the best digital print.
Figure 3: Paper/Quality
The first box on the Paper/Quality tab is Print Tasks Quick Sets. Select from Default print settings, Draft text or text with color printing, Professional text or text with color printing, Professional photo-quality printing, Economical 4x6 in. photo, HP Everyday Photo Paper, or Borderless photo, 4x6 in.
The appropriate settings are automatically selected made by choosing an option in the Print Tasks Quick Sets box.
New Quick Sets can be added by performing the following steps:
To delete a new Quick Set, select the desired Quick Set and click Delete.
Figure 4: Basics
In the Basics tab, Print Task Quick Sets can be selected, added, or deleted, as well as changes made to Orientation, Page Order, and Copy Count.
If desired, make manual selections to the settings described in the following table:
Figure 5: Color
In the Color tab, Print Task Quick Sets can be selected, added, or deleted, as well as changes made to Color options.
To print in grayscale, click Print in grayscale, then select High quality or Black print cartridge only.
Figure 6: Services
In the Services tab, click Service this device to open the HP Deskjet 3740 Series Toolbox dialog box.
Figure 7: HP Deskjet 3740 Series Toolbox: Device Services
Three services are available on the Device Services tab.
Figure 8: Estimated Ink Level
The Estimated Ink Level tab shows an estimate of how much ink is left in the printer's tri-color and black ink cartridges.
Figure 9: Print Cartridge Ordering Information
To order a new print cartridge,
Figure 10: Configuration
The first box in the Configuration tab is Accessories. These accessories are not available on all printer models and may appear dimmed if not available.
In the Messages box, select either Display Print Settings Confirmation Dialog or Display Status Window.
The Attempt to Use Hardware ECP option in the Performance box is not available on all printer models, and may appear dimmed if not available.
Figure 11: Status Messages