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HP Color LaserJet 4700 Series Printers - HP Traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features
When you install the printing-system software in MS Windows 98 or MS Windows Me, the HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver is installed by default. The HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver and the HP Traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver (PS Emulation Driver) can be installed by performing a Custom Installation.
MS Windows NT 4.0 does not support the HP Color LaserJet 4700 print drivers, but you can use print drivers for legacy HP products whose feature sets closely matches the feature set of the HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer. For instance, you can use the HP Color LaserJet 4650 drivers; however, color quality may be compromised. HP does not support the use of any print driver other than the driver supplied for the product. When you install the print drivers in MS Windows NT 4.0, you must use the Add Printer installation method to install the driver.
Depending on the operating system that you are using when you install the print drivers, different methods are available to gain access to the print drivers and different print-driver interfaces.
This document describes the options that are available on each tab of the PS Emulation Driver Document Default interface and on one of the tabs of the PS Emulation Driver Properties interface. It also shows the tabs that are available on the PS Emulation Driver interface for MS Windows 98 and MS Windows Me.
Access to print-driver settings in MS Windows 98 and MS Windows Me
In MS Windows 98 and MS Windows Me, you have access to a single set of driver tabs. To gain access to the print drivers, follow these steps:
The setting changes made within these driver tabs will control print-job output. Any changes will become the default settings for all applications. The following print-driver tabs are available in MS Windows 98 and MS Windows Me:
PS 3 emulation support for the HP Color LaserJet 4700
A set of 92 postscript soft fonts is included with the printing-system software. If you want to permanently install soft fonts in the printer, postscript fonts are available from HP in an optional font DIMM. The PS emulation maintains full compatibility with Adobe PostScript when PostScript fonts are purchased from Adobe.
Users of Adobe-licensed programs might also have the right to use the Adobe PostScript print drivers from Adobe with the HP LaserJet PostScript 3 emulation PPD, which is available on the HP Color LaserJet 4700 printing-system software CD or from the HP Web site. When using the Adobe PostScript print driver, users must comply with all Adobe licensing agreements, as stated on the Adobe Web site at: www.adobe.com/support/downloads/license.html .
The PS Emulation Driver includes the following Help systems to provide assistance with printing and configuration options.
Bubble Help, a feature of HP traditional PCL drivers, is not available in the PS Emulation Driver.
What's this Help
In MS Windows 98 and MS Windows Me, What's this? Help is supported. You can gain access to What's this? Help messages in any of the following ways:
When you press the Help button on a driver tab or in a dialog box, a context-sensitive Help message appears.
Paper tab features
To gain access to the Paper tab, follow these steps:
The Paper tab controls media and finishing options for the HP PS Emulation Driver. The following figure shows the Paper tab.
1: Paper tab
The Paper tab contains the following controls:
The Paper size selection area lists the paper or envelope sizes that the HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer supports. Use the scroll bar to scroll through the list of supported media sizes (forms), and then click the icon to specify the media you want.
A red circle with a line through any of the paper icons means that paper size is available, but you must change a driver setting before you can print on that media size. The setting might be on the Paper tab, such as the Paper source setting, or it might be a setting on the product control panel.
Clicking Custom page 1 , Custom page 2 , or Custom page 3 enables the Custom button at the bottom of the Paper tab. Clicking Custom opens the Custom-defined size dialog box that you can use to define a custom paper size.
The following figure shows the Custom-defined size dialog box.
2: Custom-designed size dialog box
The following controls appear on the Custom-defined size dialog box:
Use the settings in this group box to specify how many pages of the document print on a single piece of paper. For example, clicking 1 up prints one page of the document on each sheet of paper. Clicking 2 up prints two pages on each sheet of paper, dividing the paper in half. The Layout group box values are ignored if you print an EPS file.
The following options are available in the Layout group box:
The settings in this group box specify how the document is positioned on the page. The following options are available:
To see the current dimensions of the page, such as the paper size and the unprintable margins, point to the page icon, and then press and hold down the mouse button. The Orientation group box is replaced by the Page dimensions in inches group box as seen in the following figure. Releasing the mouse button restores the Orientation group box.
3: Page dimensions in inches
This setting specifies where the media you want to use is located in the printer. The default setting is Auto Select Tray , which causes the printer to use the tray that supports the paper size you have chosen.
The following options are available:
Use this box to specify the number of copies to print. You can print from 1 to 999 copies. This option is ignored when printing an EPS file. Some software programs override this setting.
Clicking the Unprintable Area . . . button opens the Unprintable Area dialog box, which is shown in the following figure.
4: Unprintable Area dialog box
The Unprintable Area dialog box displays the area of the page that cannot be printed. Changing these settings to exceed the built-in page margins of the printer can cause the text in your document to be cut off when printed.
Clicking the More Options . . . button opens the More Paper Options dialog box, shown in the following figure.
5: More Paper Options dialog box
The single control on this dialog box is the Printing on both sides (duplex printing) group box.
Use the settings in this group box to specify how you want to turn the page if you print on both sides. When you print on two sides of the page, your document can be read differently depending on the way it is printed. For example, you could have the pages of your document turn like a book or like a calendar.
Clicking Flip On Long Edge or Flip On Short Edge causes the page icon to change to illustrate how the printed document will look.
Clicking About opens a dialog box that contains copyright and version information about the printer driver. The following figure shows the About dialog box.
6: About dialog box
Clicking Restore Defaults resets the values on the Paper tab to their original values.
Graphics tab features
To gain access to the Graphics tab, follow these steps:
The Graphics tab specifies the resolution, color controls, and halftoning settings for the printer. The following figure shows the Graphics tab.
7: Graphics tab
The Graphics tab contains the following controls:
Use the Resolution drop-down menu to specify the resolution for printing. Resolution is measured in dots per inch (dpi). The dpi setting for the HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer is 600 dpi.
The Color Control option specifies whether you want the colors in your document to be adjusted before printing so that the printed page more closely matches the colors you see on your screen. No Image Color Management is selected by default, which results in a faster print job.
If you click Use Image Color Management on the host , the Choose Rendering Intent button becomes active. Click this button to open the Image Color Management dialog box to specify exactly how you want the colors adjusted.
The following figure shows the Image Color Management dialog box.
8: Image Color Management dialog box
The Image Color Management dialog box allows you to specify how color images are created to produce the best-looking image on the printed page.
The following controls are available:
The Halftoning options specify values for the number of lines per inch (frequency) and angle of the pattern that you want to use for halftone screens.
If your print jobs have a moiré pattern when you print graphics such as photographs or detailed images, you might want to adjust these settings. However, the default printer settings should work in most cases. Do not change these settings unless you have experience using halftones. To return to the default settings after you have made changes, click Use printer's settings .
The Special group box contains the following options:
Use the Scaling control to specify the size of the image to print. You can specify from 25% to 400% of the original size. A setting of 400% prints an image four times larger than the original.
When you enlarge a document, only the portion of the document that fits on the page will print. The default setting is 100% .
Fonts tab features
The Fonts tab controls the fonts for the HP PS Emulation Driver. The following figure shows the Fonts tab.
9: Fonts tab
The following options are available:
Send TrueType fonts to printer according to the Font Substitution Table
Use this option to substitute a PostScript printer font for the common TrueType fonts in your document. This can speed up printing because the TrueType fonts do not have to be downloaded. By default, common TrueType fonts are substituted when printing, but uncommon ones are downloaded to the printer. If you substitute a printer font for a TrueType font, the printed document might not match the look of the document on the screen.
Click Edit the Table to customize which TrueType fonts are downloaded and which printer fonts should be substituted for TrueType fonts.
Font Substitution Table
Clicking this option opens the font substitution table and makes available the options for changing the TrueType-to-PostScript font mapping. The following figure shows the Font Substitution table.
10: Font Substitution Table
Always use built-in printer fonts instead of TrueType fonts
Click this option to use font-matching rules to find the best PostScript font to substitute for TrueType fonts in your document. TrueType fonts are not downloaded when your document is printed. This can speed up printing, but the printed fonts might not exactly match the fonts on your screen.
Always use TrueType fonts
Click this option to download TrueType fonts to the printer when your document is printed. This ensures that your printed document looks the same as it does on your screen, but printing might take longer. Click Send Fonts As to specify the format in which the TrueType fonts are sent to the printer.
Send Fonts As
Use this option to specify how TrueType fonts are downloaded.
11: Send Fonts As dialog box
The following options are available:
Device Options tab features
To gain access to the Device Options tab, follow these steps:
The Device Options tab communicates information about the hardware configuration to the print driver.
When the driver is opened from within a software program, the Device Options tab includes only the Printer features controls. When opened from the Printers folder, the Device Options tab appears as shown in the following figure.
12: Device Options tab
Changes that you make to the Device Options tab are not reflected in the Properties settings until the modified device settings have been applied. For example, the duplexing unit will not appear until you modify the Device Options tab, apply the settings, and then re-open Properties .
The Device Options tab contains the following options:
Available printer memory
The Available printer memory control specifies the amount of memory in your printer. If the value in this control does not match the amount of memory in your printer model, use the spin box to specify the correct amount of memory.
The Printer features group box displays settings specific to your printer. You can change the settings by selecting the setting you want to change and then specifying a new value in the Change setting for list.
The printer feature settings available on this tab include the following:
The HPPJLEncoding feature contains the control for the UTF8 feature.
The default value for this setting is Off , which means that the print job will not be stored in the printer.
The Job Storage feature requires at least 288 MB of total memory or the installation of a printer hard disk, which comes standard on the HP Color LaserJet 4700ph+ printer. The printer hard disk is available as an optional accessory for all other models.
If Job Storage is enabled (without installing a hard disk but with at least 288 MB of total memory), two Job Storage Mode settings are available on the Job Storage tab:
Two additional Job Storage Mode settings become available on the Job Storage tab if a hard disk is installed:
User Name . The default value for this setting is System Name (if available) . Additional values for this setting include numbers 1 through 20.
PIN digit 1 (for Private Job)
PIN digit 1 (for Private Job) . Settings for PIN digits 2 through 4 follow this setting in the Printer features list. The default value for each of these settings is 0 .
Print Color as Gray
The Print Color as Gray feature contains the following options:
The Collate feature contains the following options:
Fit to Page
The Fit to Page feature contains the following options:
The Stapling Options feature contains the following options:
The Color Options feature contains the following options:
Color Themes for RGB Color
The Color Themes for RGB Color feature contains the following options:
Color Themes for CMYK Color
The Color Themes for CMYK Color feature contains the following options:
The Edge Control feature contains the following options:
Text Neutral Grays
The Text Neutral Grays feature contains the following options:
The Text Halftone feature contains the following options:
Graphic Neutral Grays
The Graphic Neutral Grays feature contains the following options:
The Graphic Halftone feature contains the following options:
Photographs Neutral Grays
The Photographs Neutral Grays feature contains the following options:
The Photographs Halftone feature contains the following options:
Watermark (Pages per Sheet)
The Watermark (Pages per Sheet) feature contains the following options:
The Print Watermark feature contains the following options:
The Watermark feature contains the following options:
The Watermark Font feature contains the following options:
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° to -90° in 15° intervals. A 45° angle is the default.
The Watermark Style feature contains the following options:
The Watermark Color feature contains the following options:
This section provides information to configure the printing options that you can install for the HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer. The following controls are available:
Tray 3, Tray 4, Tray 5, and Tray 6
This control specifies whether you have additional 500-sheet feeder trays (Tray 3 through Tray 6 ) installed on your printer. The default setting is Uninstalled .
Accessory Output Bin
This control specifies whether you have an HP 750-Sheet Stapler/Stacker accessory output device installed on your printer. The default setting is Uninstalled .
The multiple-original print (mopy) function is an HP-designed feature that produces multiple, collated copies from a single print job. Multiple-original printing (mopying) increases performance and reduces network traffic by transmitting the job to the printer once, and then storing it on the hard disk. The remainder of the copies are printed at the fastest speed. All documents that are printed in mopier mode can be created, controlled, managed, and finished from the computer, which eliminates the extra step of using a photocopier.
The HP Color LaserJet 4700 supports the transmit-once mopying feature when the Mopier Mode: setting on the Device Options tab is Enabled .
Printer Hard Disk
When this option is enabled, the Job Storage option and the Mopier Mode are enabled in the print driver. The Job Storage option allows you to store print jobs, and then print them later from the control panel. The multiple-original print (mopy) function is an HP-designed feature that produces multiple, collated copies from a single print job.
When job storage is enabled, the printer can store print jobs so that you can gain access to those print jobs later at the control panel.
Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)
The HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer 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.
The HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer supports smart duplexing. The printer detects information on both sides of the print job pages and runs the pages through the duplexing unit only if printable information appears on the second side of the page.
PostScript tab features
To gain access to the PostScript tab, follow these steps:
The PostScript tab controls the PostScript functions for the PS Emulation Driver. The following figure shows the PostScript tab.
13: PostScript tab
The PostScript tab contains the following elements:
PostScript output format
The PostScript output format list allows you to specify the format for PostScript files. The following options are available:
Use the PostScript header options to specify whether to send header information to the printer each time you print a document. The following options are available:
Print PostScript error information
Use the Send PostScript error information option to print PostScript error messages after your document has been printed. The PostScript printer driver can detect certain errors that Microsoft MS Windows cannot. If you are having printing problems, click this option. This information can help you, a system administrator, or a printer-support representative determine what caused the problem. The error message information is not included in EPS format.
PostScript timeout values
Use the following options to specify the PostScript timeout values for your printer.
Click the Advanced . . . button to open the Advanced PostScript Options dialog box, which appears in the following figure.
14: Advanced PostScript Options dialog box
The following options are available on the Advanced PostScript Options dialog box.
PostScript Language Level
The PostScript Language Level specifies which PostScript language level to use, from 1 to the highest level that your printer supports. Some printers support multiple levels. It is usually best to select the highest level that is available, because a higher language-level provides more features. In some instances, however, you would still use level 1. For example, if you are printing a file to disk and that file will be printed by someone who has a level-1 printer, you would need to select level 1.
You can choose between PostScript Level 1 and PostScript Level 2 features for the HP Color LaserJet 4700.
Use this control to specify whether to compress graphics before sending your document to the printer. If you are using PostScript level 2, or if you are using PostScript level 1 and a printer connected to a serial port, click Compress bitmap images . If you are using PostScript level 1 and a printer connected to a parallel port or if you are using a network printer, click No bitmap compression .
This control specifies the protocol that the printer uses for print jobs. The following options are available:
Send CTRL+D before job
This control specifies whether the printer is reset at the beginning of every postscript document. The default setting is off (unselected). Ctrl-D resets the printer to its default setting to ensure that previous print jobs do not affect the current print job. Ctrl-D might cause a print job to fail if the printer is connected through a network. If your document fails to print when sent to a printer connected through parallel or serial ports, click to select the Send CTRL+D before job check box.
Send CTRL+D after job
This control specifies whether the printer will be reset at the end of every postscript document. The default setting is off (unselected). Ctrl-D resets the printer to its default setting to ensure that future print jobs are not affected by the current print job. Ctrl-D might cause a print job to fail if the printer is connected through a network. If your document fails to print when sent to a network printer, click to select the Send CTRL+D before job check box.