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HP LaserJet 9040mfp and 9050mfp Series Products - Configure Device Control Panel Menu

Configure device

This menu contains all administrative functions.

Originals submenu

Although users can gain access to each item using the touch-screen graphical display, copying and sending items can be selected through the MFP menus.

Item
Values
Explanation
PAPER SIZE=LETTER|A4
LETTER
11x17
LEGAL
EXECUTIVE
A3
A4
A5
B4(JIS)
B5(JIS)
Sets the paper size of the original document. The MFP uses the paper sensors to automatically describe the size of the original document. If paper is not detect, the user can select from a list of supported paper sizes.
NUMBER OF SIDES=1
1
2
Indicates whether one side or both sides of the original document are scanned. The MFP prompts the user to turn the page over if 2
is selected and the original is placed on the glass.
ORIENTATION= PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Indicates whether the orientation of the original is portrait (short edge top) or landscape (long edge top).
CONTENT=MIXED
MIXED
PHOTO
TEXT
Describes the type of image on the original. Choose photo if the original consists of graphic images, or text if the image consists of text only. Choose mixed if the original contains graphics and text.
DENSITY=4
0-8
Specifies the contrast and brightness of the image. Users can choose from nine increments.0
=darkest8
=lightest
HEAVY PAPER=OFF
ON
OFF
Indicates if heavy paper is being scanned. If Heavy Paper is set, the scanner will adjust the tension on the paper as it moves through the scanning area. It can impact output quality for papers whose weight is more than 100 g/m 2 .

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Copying submenu

Item
Values
Explanation
NUMBER OF SIDES=1
1
2
Indicates whether images should be printed on one side or both sides of the copy.
COLLATE=ON
ON
OFF
Indicates whether copies should be collated or not collated.
COPIES=1
1-999
Indicates the number of copies made when you press Start without selecting the number of copies using the numeric keypad.
STAPLE=NONE
None
1-Edge
Corner 2-Edge
3-Edge
6-Edge
Opposite
Saddle Stitch
If stapling is requested, indicates where the staple is placed and how many staples are placed. If a stacker is attached to the MFP, stapling is not an option.
NOTE: Because of paper size, paper orientation, and paper feed direction, users should experiment with staple options to find the results you want.

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Enhancement submenu

Item
Values
Explanation
SHARPNESS=2
0-4
Specifies the sharpness setting.0
=minimum sharpness4
=maximum sharpness
BACKGROUND REMOVAL=2
0-8
Controls the amount of background material from the original that is eliminated on the copy. Background removal is useful when copying both sides and users do not want the material on the first side to be visible on the second side of the copy.0
=minimum background removal (more background is visible)8
=maximum background removal (less background is visible)

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Sending submenu

Item
Values
Options
Explanation
E-MAIL
SCAN PREFERENCE= COLOR
FILE TYPE=PDF
FILE SIZE= STANDARD
RESOLUTION= 150DPI
ADDRESS VALIDATION= ON
FIND SEND GATEWAYS
SMTP GATEWAY
LDAP GATEWAY
TEST SEND GATEWAYS
COLOR BLACK AND WHITE
PDF TIFF M-TIFF JPEG
SMALL STANDARD LARGE
75
DPI 150
DPI 200
DPI 300
DPI
ON
OFF
Determines whether the document is scanned in color or black and white. Specifies the file format of the e-mail attachment. Specifies the compression of a file, which determines the file size. Specifies the resolution of a document or image, a lower dpi will result in a smaller file size, but image quality might be affected. Enables the MFP to check e-mail syntax. Valid e-mail addresses require the "@" sign and a ".".The MFP searches the network for SMTP and LDAP gateways that the MFP can use to send e-mail. The IP address of the SMTP server used to send e-mail. The mail. The IP address of the LDAP gateway that the MFP uses to look up e-mail information. Tests the configured gateways to see if they are functional.
REPLICATE MFP
Copies the send settings from one MFP to another.

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Printing submenu

Some items in this menu are available from a software application, or from the driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Driver and program settings override control-panel settings. For more information, see Using features in the printer driver.

Item
Values
Explanation
COPIES=1
1
to 32,000
Set the default number of copies by selecting any number from 1
to 32,000
. Use the numeric keypad to select the number of copies.
NOTE: It is best to set the number of copies from the driver or software program. (Driver and software settings override control-panel settings.)
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE= LETTER
LETTER
LEGAL
A4
EXECUTIVE
11X17
A3
B4(JIS)
B5(JIS)
CUSTOM
A5
LETTER ROTATED
STATEMENT
8.5X13
12X18

A4 ROTATED
RA3
EXECUTIVE(JIS)
DPOSTCARDS(JIS)
8K
16k
ENVELOPE #10
ENVELOPE MONARCH
ENVELOPE C5
ENVELOPE DL
ENVELOPE B5
Set the default image size for paper and envelopes. (The item name will change from paper to envelope as users scroll through the available sizes.)
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER SIZE
UNIT OF MEASURE
X DIMENSION
Y DIMENSION
Allows the user to set a custom paper size for any of the installed trays. Substitute the tray number for <N>. This menu only appears when the selected tray custom switch is in the custom size position. The user selects the X and Y dimensions of the custom paper size using the ruler labels in the trays.
PAPER DESTINATION
UPPER BIN
LOWER BIN
LOWER BOOKLET BIN
BINS 1-8
Allows the user to configure the output paper bin destination. Only installed bins will appear on the menu. The default is the first face-down bin of the output device.
DUPLEX=OFF
OFF
ON
Set the value to ON
to print on both sides (duplex) or OFF
to print on one side (simplex) of a sheet of paper. For more information, see Printing on both sides of paper (duplexing).
DUPLEX BINDING=LONG EDGE
LONG EDGE
SHORT EDGE
Allows the user to change the binding edge for duplex printing. The menu item is displayed when a duplex printing accessory is installed in the MFP and DUPLEX=ON
.
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER= YES
YES
NO
This command is used to print on Letter-size media when an A4 job is sent but no A4-size media is loaded in the MFP (or to print on A4-size media when a Letter job is sent, but no Letter-size media is loaded in the MFP).
MANUAL FEED=OFF
OFF
ON
Feed the paper manually from Tray 1, rather than automatically from a tray. When MANUAL FEED=ON
and Tray 1 is empty, the MFP goes offline when it receives a print job. It then displays MANUALLY FEED
[PAPER SIZE]
.For more information, see Manually feeding paper from Tray 1.
EDGE TO EDGE OVERRIDE=NO
NO
YES
Turns the edge-to-edge mode on or off for all print jobs. This mode can be overridden inside a print job by an edge-to-edge PJL variable.
COURIER FONT=REGULAR
REGULAR
DARK
Select the version of Courier font to use:REGULAR
: The internal Courier font available on the HP LaserJet 4 Series printers.DARK
: The internal Courier font available on the HP LaserJet III Series printers. Both fonts are not available at the same time.
WIDE A4=NO
YES
NO
The Wide A4 setting changes the number of characters that can be printed on a single line of A4 paper.YES
: Up to 80 10-pitch characters can be printed on one line.NO
: Up to 78 10-pitch characters can be printed on one line.
PRINT PS ERRORS=OFF
ON
OFF
Select ON
to print the PS error page when PS errors occur.
PRINT PDF ERRORS=OFF
ON
OFF
Select ON
to print the PDF error page when PDF errors occur.

PCL submenu

Item
Values
Explanation
FORM LENGTH=60
5
to 128
Sets vertical spacing from 5 to 128 lines for default paper size. Enter the value using the numeric keypad.
ORIENTATION= PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Allows the user to select default page orientation.
NOTE: It is best to set the page orientation from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
FONT SOURCE=INTERNAL
INTERNAL
CARD SLOT X
INTERNAL
: Internal fonts.CARD SLOT
1, 2,
or 3
: Fonts stored in one of the three DIMM slots.
FONT NUMBER=0
0-999
The MFP assigns a number to each font and lists them on the PCL Font List (See PCL or PS font list). The font number appears in the Font # column of the printout.
FONT PITCH=10.00
0.44-99.99
Using the numeric keypad, enter a value. This item might not appear, depending on the font selected.
SYMBOL SET=PC-8
Variety of available symbol sets
Select any one of several available symbol sets from the MFP control panel. A symbol set is a unique grouping of all the characters in a font. PC-8 or PC-850 is recommended for line draw characters.
APPEND CR TO LF=NO
YES
NO
Select YES
to append a carriage return to each line feed encountered in backward-compatible PCL jobs (pure text, no job control). Some environments, such as UNIX, indicate a new line using only the line feed control code. This option allows the user to append the required carriage return to each line feed.
SUPRESS BLANK PAGES=NO
NO
YES
When set to YES
, form feeds are ignored if the page is blank.

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Print quality submenu

Some items in this menu are accessible from a software application, or from the driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Driver and software settings override control panel settings. For more information, see Using features in the printer driver.

Item
Values
Explanation
SET REGISTRATION
PRINT TEST PAGE
SOURCE=TRAY 2
ADJUST TRAY <X>
Shift the margin alignment to center the image on the page from top to bottom, and left to right. Users can also align the image on the front, with the image printed on the back.
FUSER MODES
List of paper types
Configure the fuser mode associated with each paper type. The fuser mode can only be changed from this menu option in the control panel.AUTO
: Utilizes the optimum mode for that media type. NORMAL
: Normal temperature, prints at 50 pages per minute (ppm) (40 ppm for the HP LaserJet 9040mfp). LOW
: Low temperature, prints at 50 ppm (40 ppm for the HP LaserJet 9040mfp). HIGH1
: Raises the temperature, prints at 50 ppm (40 ppm for the HP LaserJet 9040mfp). HIGH2
: Raises the temperature, prints at 32 ppm. SPECIAL
: Mode to print at normal speeds with a 40-second delay added to the beginning of the next job. After each 400 pages are printed, the first page of that job is printed at a slower speed in order to clean the fuser. No defects should be noticeable on the printed page. This is not a preferred setting. The default value for each paper type is AUTO
.For a complete list of supported paper types, see Media specifications.
NOTE: If users change the fuser mode to HIGH1
or HIGH2
, be sure to change it back to the default when you are done printing. Setting a paper type to HIGH1
or HIGH2
might shorten the life of some consumables, such as the fuser, and might cause other failures or jams.
RESOLUTION= FASTRES 1200
300
600
FASTRES 1200
Select the resolution from the following values:300
: Produces draft print quality at maximum MFP speed. 300 dpi (dots per inch) is recommended for some bitmapped fonts and graphics, and for compatibility with the HP LaserJet III family of printers.600
: Produces high print quality at maximum product speed.FASTRES 1200
: Produces optimum print quality (comparable to 1200 dpi) at maximum product speed.
NOTE: It is best to change the resolution from the driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control-panel settings.)
RET=MEDIUM
OFF
LIGHT
MEDIUM
DARK
Use MFP Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) setting to produce print with smooth angles, curves, and edges. All print resolutions, including FastRes 1200, benefit from REt.
NOTE: It is best to change the REt setting from the driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control-panel settings.)
ECONOMODE
ON
OFF
When turned on, the MFP prints with a reduced amount of toner per page; however, the print quality of the page is drastically reduced.
TONER DENSITY=3
1
-5
Lighten or darken the print on the page by changing the toner density setting. The settings range from 1
(light) to 5
(dark), but the default setting of 3
usually produces the best results. Note It is best to change the toner density from the driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control-panel settings.)
SMALL PAPER MODE=NORMAL
NORMAL
SLOW
When printing narrow media the part of the fuser rollers that do not make contact with the media swell up and can cause wrinkles.
CREATE CLEANING PAGE
No value to select
Touch OK
to print a cleaning page (to clean excess toner from the paper path). In order for the cleaning page to work properly, print the page on copier-grade paper (not bond or rough paper). Follow the instructions on the cleaning page. The progress bar shows how long before the process is complete.

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System setup submenu

Items in this menu affect MFP functionality. Configure the MFP according to desired printing needs.

Item
Values
Explanation
DATE/TIME
DATE
DATE FORMAT
TIME
TIME FORMAT
Sets the start date and time for the MFP. The Real Time Clock is set to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
JOB STORAGE LIMIT=32
1
-100
Specifies the number of jobs that can be stored on the MFP hard-disk accessory.
JOB HELD TIMEOUT= OFF
OFF 1
HOUR 4
HOURS 1
DAY 1
WEEK
Sets the amount of time that QuickCopy, proof and hold, private, and stored jobs are kept before being automatically deleted from the queue.
SHOW ADDRESS=OFF
AUTO
OFF
Sets whether or not the MFP IP address will be shown with the Ready message. If this value is “on” the address of the EIO card in slot 1 is shown.
TRAY BEHAVIOR
USE REQUESTED
TRAY
MANUAL FEED
PROMPT
PS DEFER
MEDIA
Specifies the behavior of the tray by indicating which tray the MFP should print from. USE REQUESTED TRAY
sets the tray that the MFP should print from for specified jobs. The values for this menu item are EXCLUSIVELY
(default) or FIRST
. MANUAL FEED PROMPT
determines whether or not the MFP prompts the user when a job does not match a requested configured tray. The values for this menu item are ALWAYS
(default) or UNLESS LOADED
. PS DEFER MEDIA
sets whether the paper-handling model is based on PostScript rules or HP rules. The values for this menu item are ENABLED
(default) or DISABLED
.
SLEEP DELAY=90 MINUTES
1
MINUTE 15
MINUTES 30
MINUTES 60
MINUTES 90
MINUTES 2
HOURS 4
HOURS
Sets how long the MFP remains idle before it enters Sleep mode:
  • Minimizes the amount of power consumed by the MFP when it is idle.

  • Reduces wear on the MFP electronic components (turns off the display backlight).

  • When users send a print job, press a control panel key, open a paper tray, or open the top cover, the MFP automatically exits Sleep mode.

NOTE: Sleep turns off the backlight on the display, but the display is still readable.
WAKE TIME SUBMENU
SETTING WAKE
TIME
Sets the time that the MFP automatically comes out of Sleep mode. This feature can be set for a different time for each day of the week.
PERSONALITY=AUTO
AUTO
PCL
PS
PDF
XHTML
MIME
Select the default product language (personality). Possible values are determined by which valid languages are installed in the MFP. Normally you should not change the product language (the default is AUTO
). If you change it to a specific product language, the MFP does not automatically switch from one language to another unless specific software commands are sent to the MFP.
CLEARABLE WARNINGS=JOB
ON
JOB
Set the amount of time that a clearable warning appears on the printer control panel.ON
: Warning messages appear on the control panel until they are cleared.JOB
: Warning messages appear on the control panel until the end of the job from which they were generated.
AUTO CONTINUE=ON
ON
OFF
Determine how the MFP reacts to errors.ON
: If an error prevents printing, the message is displayed, and the MFP goes offline for 10 seconds before returning online.OFF
: If an error prevents printing, the message remains on the display, and the MFP does not print until Continue is touched.
NOTE: To stop printing when out of staples (when a stapler accessory is installed), set AUTO CONTINUE=OFF
in the control panel System setup
menu.
CARTRIDGE LOW= CONTINUE
CONTINUE
STOP
Determine how the MFP functions when toner is low. The CARTRIDGE LOW
message first appears when approximately two weeks of typical printing remain in the cartridge. This allows you sufficient time to order a new print cartridge.CONTINUE
: The MFP continues to print while the CARTRIDGE LOW
message is displayed.STOP
: The MFP goes offline and wait for further action. For more information, see Managing the print cartridge.
CARTRIDGE OUT=CONTINUE
STOP
CONTINUE
Determine how the MFP behaves when toner is out.CONTINUE
: The MFP displays REPLACE CARTRIDGE
until the cartridge is replaced. The MFP continues to print.STOP
: The MFP goes offline and waits until the cartridge is replaced.
JAM RECOVERY= AUTO
AUTO
ON
OFF
Determine how the MFP functions when a jam occurs.AUTO
: The MFP automatically selects the best mode for MFP jam recovery (usually ON
). This is the default setting.ON
: The MFP automatically reprints pages after a jam is cleared.OFF
: The MFP does not reprint pages following a jam. Printing performance might be increased with this setting.
LANGUAGE=ENGLISH
List of available languages
Sets the language of the control panel.

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I/O submenu

Items in the I/O (input/output) menu affect the communication between the MFP and the computer.

Item
Values
Explanation
I/O TIMEOUT=15
5-300
Use this to select the I/O timeout period in seconds. (I/O timeout refers to the time, measured in seconds, that the MFP waits before ending a print job.) This setting allows adjsusting of the timeout for best performance. If data from other ports appear in the middle of a print job, increase the timeout value.

Parallel input submenu

Item
Values
Explanation
HIGH SPEED=YES
YES
NO
Accepts faster parallel communications used for connections with newer computers.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS=ON
ON
OFF
Turn the bidirectional parallel communication on or off. The default is set for a bidirectional parallel port (IEEE-1284).This setting allows the MFP to send status read back messages to the computer. (Turning the parallel advanced functions on might slow language switching.)

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EIO X Jetdirect submenu

The EIO (enhanced input/output) submenu appears only when an EIO device is installed in an EIO slot on the MFP (such as an HP Jetdirect print server). The items in the menu depend on the particular accessory product installed. If the MFP contains an HP Jetdirect print server EIO card, users can configure basic networking parameters using the EIO menu. These and other parameters can also be configured through HP Web Jetadmin or other network configuration tools (such as by using Telnet or browsing the embedded Web server).

For more information about the EIO submenu, see the documentation that came with the EIO Jetdirect card.

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Embedded Jetdirect submenu

Item
Options
Values
Explanation
TCP/IP
ENABLE
HOST NAME
CONFIG METHOD
MANUAL SETTINGS
HOST NAME
CONFIG METHOD
MANUAL SETTINGS
ON
OFF
BOOTP
DHCP
AUTO IP
MANUAL
IP ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK
SYSLOG SERVER
DEFAULT GATEWAY
IDLE TIMEOUT
Enable the TCP/IP protocol. Disable the TCP/IP protocol. An alphanumeric string, up to 32 characters, used to identify the device. This name is listed on the Jetdirect configuration page. The default host name is NPIxxxxxx, where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the LAN hardware (MAC) address. Use BootP (Bootstrap Protocol) for automatic configuration from a BootP server. Use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) for automatic configuration from a DHCP server. Use automatic link-local IP addressing. An address in the form 169.254.x.x will be automatically assigned. Use the MANUAL SETTINGS
menu to configure TCP/IP parameters. The unique IP address of the MFP. The subnet mask for the MFP. The IP address of the syslog server used to receive and log syslog messages. The IP address of the gateway or router used for communications with other networks. The time period, in seconds, after which an idle TCP print data connection is closed (default is 270 seconds).
TCP/IP
DEFAULT IP
PRIMARY DNS
SECONDARY DNS
PROXY SERVER
PROXY PORT
AUTO IP
LEGACY
.
A link-local IP address 169.254.x.x will be set. The address 192.0.0.192 will be set, consistent with older Jetdirect products. Specify the IP address (n.n.n.n) of the Primary Domain Name System (DNS) Server. Specify the IP address (n.n.n.n) of the Secondary Domain Name System (DNS) Server. Specifies the proxy server to be used by embedded applications in the MFP. A proxy server is typically used by network clients for Internet access. It caches Web pages, and provides a degree of Internet security, for those clients. To specify a proxy server, enter its IP address or fully-qualified domain name. The name can be up to 64 characters.For some networks, you may need to contact your Independent Service Provider (ISP) for the proxy server address. Enter the port number used by the proxy server for client support. The port number identifies the port reserved for proxy activity on your network, and can be a value from 0 to 65535.
IPX/SPX
ENABLE
FRAME TYPE
FRAME TYPE
ON
OFF
AUTO
EN_8023
EN_II
EN_8022
EN_SNAP
Enable the IPX/SPX protocol. Disable the IPX/SPX protocol. Selects the frame type setting for your network. AUTO
(default) Automatically sets and limits the frame type to the first one detected. Frame type selections for Ethernet networks.
APPLETALK
ENABLE
ON
OFF
Enable or disable the AppleTalk protocol.
DLC/LLC
ENABLE
ON
OFF
Enable or disable the DLC/LLC protocol.
LINK SPEED
AUTO
10T HALF 10T FULL 100TX HALF 100TX FULL
The print server will automatically configure itself to match the network link speed and communication mode. If it fails, 100TX HALF
is set. 10Mbps, half-duplex operation. 10Mbps, full-duplex operation. 100Mbps, half-duplex operation. 100Mbps, full-duplex operation.

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Resets submenu

NOTE: Use this menu with caution.Bbuffered page data or MFP configuration settings can be lost when selecting these items. Reset the MFP only under the following circumstances:
  • To restore the MFP default settings.

  • Communication between the MFP and computer has been interrupted.

  • Port problems.

The items in the Resets
submenu will clear all memory in the MFP, while Reset clears only the current job.

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