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HP Color LaserJet 4700 Series Printers - HP Traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features

Overview

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:

  1. Click Start .

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Click Printers .

  4. Right-click the printer name.

  5. Click Properties to gain access to all print-driver tabs.

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:

  • General

  • Details

  • Sharing

  • Paper

  • Graphics

  • Fonts

  • Device Options

  • PostScript

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 Non-HP site .

Help system

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:

  • Right-click a control and then click What's this? . A pop-up Help window appears.

  • Click the ? button at the upper-right corner of the frame, next to the X, to change the cursor to an arrow with a question mark. When you use this special cursor to select a control, the pop-up Help window for that feature appears.

  • Press the F1 key, and the Help window for the currently selected control appears.

Context-sensitive Help

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:

  1. Click Start .

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Click Printers .

  4. Right-click the printer name.

  5. Click Properties .

  6. Click the Paper tab.

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:

Paper size

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:

  • Paper name text box. Use this option to type a name for this custom paper size. You can define up to three custom sizes at one time.

  • Width spin box. Use this control to specify the width for this custom paper size.

  • Length spin box. Use this control to specify the length for this custom paper size.

  • Units group box. Click Inches or Millimeters to specify the measurement unit for this custom paper size.

  • Transverse check box. Clicking this check box rotates the document 90° when printing on a roll-fed device. Depending on the size of the printed page, you might save paper if you rotate the page when printing.

  • Restore defaults button. Click this button to restore the settings in the Custom-defined size dialog box to their original values.

Layout

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:

  • 1 up

  • 2 up

  • 4 up

Orientation

The settings in this group box specify how the document is positioned on the page. The following options are available:

  • Portrait option button. Use this button to print your document in portrait mode. The page icon shows an example of the portrait orientation when you click this button.

  • Landscape option button. Use this button to print your document in landscape mode. The page icon shows an example of the landscape orientation when you click this button.

  • Rotate check box. The Rotate check box becomes available when you click the Landscape option button. Click to select the Rotate check box to rotate the image on the page.

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

Paper source

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:

  • Auto Select Tray

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1 through Tray 6 , if installed on the product. If any of these trays are not installed, a red circle with a slash through it appears next to the tray name.

  • Each of the paper types that the HP Color LaserJet 4700 printer supports, such as Plain , Preprinted , and Letterhead . For a full list of supported paper types see Media types and sizes .

Copies

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.

Unprintable Area

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.

More Options

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.

About

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

Restore Defaults

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:

  1. Click Start .

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Click Printers .

  4. Right-click the printer name.

  5. Click Properties .

  6. Click the Graphics tab.

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:

Resolution

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.

Color Control

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:

  • Saturation . Use this option if you are printing a chart or using fully saturated, bright colors.

  • Contrast . Use this option for photographs or pictures in which the colors blend together.

  • Colorimetric . Use this option if your document has a color for which you need an exact match, and you are sending the document to a printer that has that specific color of ink.

Halftoning

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 .

Special

The Special group box contains the following options:

  • Print as a negative image . Selecting this option prints a negative of the image by complementing the RGB values or reversing the black and white values. Click this option to see the page icon change to reflect this setting.

  • Print as a mirror image . Selecting this option prints a mirror image of your document by reversing the horizontal coordinates. Click this option to see the page icon change to reflect this setting.

Scaling

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:

  • Sent TrueType fonts as: . This control offers the following settings:

    • Outlines . Use this setting for scalable outlines.

    • Bitmaps . Use this setting for bitmaps.

    • Type 42

    • Don't Send . Use this setting if you do not want any TrueType fonts to be downloaded.

  • Threshold to switch between downloading bitmap or outline fonts, measured in pixels (in pixel size at the current resolution) . Use this control to specify the size of the font (in pixels) at which the PostScript driver should switch from downloading TrueType fonts as bitmap (Type 3) fonts to downloading them as outline (Type 1) fonts.

    The most efficient threshold value varies depending on the printing resolution. For example, at 300 dpi, downloading TrueType fonts as outlines becomes efficient when fonts are about 25 points or larger. If this value is 0, outline (Type 1) fonts are always sent.

  • Favor system TrueType fonts over printer fonts that have the same name . Use this option to specify whether to use system TrueType fonts instead of printer fonts when the same font is found on both the computer and the printer. Printer fonts are the default.

    Using printer fonts can speed up printing because the TrueType fonts do not have to be downloaded. However, the fonts in the printed document might not exactly match the fonts on your screen.

  • Send PostScript fonts as: . Use this option to specify whether to download PostScript fonts to the printer. The following options are available:

    • In Native Format . Clicking this option downloads the PostScript font files to the printer before your document prints.

    • Don't Send . If you click this option, no fonts are downloaded. This does not affect downloading of TrueType fonts.

Device Options tab features

To gain access to the Device Options tab, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start .

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Click Printers .

  4. Right-click the printer name.

  5. Click Properties .

  6. Click the Device Options tab.

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.

Printer features

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:

HPPJLEncoding

The HPPJLEncoding feature contains the control for the UTF8 feature.

Job Storage

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:

  • Proof and Hold

  • Private Job

Two additional Job Storage Mode settings become available on the Job Storage tab if a hard disk is installed:

  • Quick Copy

  • Stored Job

  • Quick Copy . When you select Quick Copy , the entire print job prints and a copy of the print job is stored on the printer, after which you can print additional copies of the print job at the printer control panel. The number of quick-copy print jobs that can be stored in the printer is set by using the printer control panel.

    The printer configuration can be set to hold a maximum of 50 quick-copy or proof-and-hold jobs. The number is set at the printer control panel in the CONFIGURATION menu, and the default is 32. When this preset limit is reached, the new document overwrites the oldest held document. Also, a document that has the same user and job name as one that is already stored on the hard disk will overwrite the existing document. Quick Copy jobs are deleted if you turn off the printer.
  • Proof and Hold .

    When selected, this option stores the print job in memory and prints only the first copy of the job, allowing you to check the first copy. If the document prints correctly, you can print the remaining copies of the print job at the control panel. You can set the number of proof-and-hold print jobs that can be stored in the printer at the control panel.

    After it is released for printing, the proof-and-hold job is immediately deleted from the printer. If more copies are needed, you must reprint the job from the software program. If you send a second proof-and-hold job to the printer with the same user name and job name as an existing proof-and-hold job (and you have not released the original job for printing), the job will overwrite the existing job. Proof-and-hold jobs are deleted if you turn off the printer.

    The printer configuration can be set to hold a maximum of 50 quick-copy or proof-and-hold jobs. The number is set at the printer control panel in the CONFIGURATION menu, and the default is 32. When this preset limit is reached, the new document overwrites the oldest held document. Also, a document that has the same user and job name as one that is already stored on the hard disk will overwrite the existing document.
  • Private Job .

    When you select Private Job , the print job is sent to the printer, but is not printed until you request the job at the printer control panel. The print job can be printed only after you type the correct PIN at the control panel.

    After selecting Private Job from the Device Options tab, scroll to the PIN digit 1 (for Private Job) control, click to select it, and then select a number from the Change setting for: PIN digit 1 (for Private Job) list. Repeat this process to select a number for each of the remaining three PIN digits. If you do not select a PIN, the default PIN of 0000 is used.

    After it is released for printing, the private job is immediately deleted from the printer. This feature is useful when you are printing sensitive or confidential documents that you do not want to leave in an output bin after printing. If more copies are needed, you must reprint the job from the software program. If you send a second private job that has the same user name and job name as an existing private job (and you have not released the original job for printing), the job will overwrite the existing job, regardless of the PIN. Private jobs are deleted if you turn off the printer.

  • Stored Job . To use the Stored Job option, a printer hard disk must be installed and Job Storage must be enabled.

    Use the Stored Job option to send a print job directly to the printer hard disk without printing it. The print job is stored in the printer as if it is an electronic file cabinet. After the print job is stored on the printer hard disk, you can print the job at the printer control panel.

    The job remains stored in the printer until it is deleted or overwritten by a document that has the same user and job names. Stored jobs remain on the printer hard disk when the printer is turned off. Use this feature for forms and other common or shared documents.

    You can disable Job Storage while leaving the printer hard disk enabled. To disable Job Storage, click Start , select Settings , and then click Printers . Right-click the printer name, click Properties , click the Device Options tab, select Job Storage: from the Printer features list, and then select Disabled in the Change setting for: Job Storage list.

    To gain access to the Job Storage tab in MS Windows 98 or MS Windows Me, click Start on the MS Windows task bar, click Settings , and then click Printers . Right-click the printer name, and then click Properties .

User Name

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:

  • Off (default)

  • On

Collate

The Collate feature contains the following options:

  • On (turn off in application)

  • Off

Fit to Page

The Fit to Page feature contains the following options:

  • Prompt User for correct size (default)

  • Nearest Size and Scale

  • Nearest Size and Crop

  • Letter

  • A4

Stapling Options

The Stapling Options feature contains the following options:

  • One Staple Angled (Maximum 30 Sheets) Portrait

  • One Staple Angled (Maximum 30 Sheets) Landscape

Color Options

The Color Options feature contains the following options:

  • Automatic (default)

  • Manual

Color Themes for RGB Color

The Color Themes for RGB Color feature contains the following options:

  • Default (sRGB) . Select Default (sRGB) for most printing needs. This setting instructs the printer to interpret RGB color as sRGB, which is the accepted standard of Microsoft and the World Wide Web Organization (www). Colors are matched to optimize the RGB colors on the screen and to provide vivid images and graphics.

  • Image Optimization (sRGB) . Select Image optimization (sRGB) to enhance documents in which the content is mainly bitmap images, such as .GIF or .JPG files. This setting instructs the printer to use the best color matching for rendering sRGB bitmap images. This setting affects only raster data; it has no effect on text or vector-based graphics. Using glossy media in combination with this setting provides the maximum enhancement.

  • Adobe RGB (1998) . Select AdobeRGB (1998) for documents that use the AdobeRGB color space rather than sRGB. For example, some digital cameras capture images in Adobe RBG, and documents that are produced with Adobe PhotoShop use the Adobe RGB color space. When printing from a professional software program that uses Adobe RGB, it is important that you turn off the color management in the software program and allow the printer software to manage the color space.

  • None . Select None to instruct the printer to print RGB data in raw device mode. To render documents properly when this option is selected, you must manage color in the program in which you are working or in the operating system.

    To prevent poor image quality, use this option only if you are familiar with the procedures for managing color in the software program or the operating system.
  • Custom Profile . Select Custom Profile when you want to simulate the printed output from other printers or for using special effects, such as sepia tones. This setting instructs the printer to use a custom input profile to more accurately predict and control color output.

    The default Custom Profile is the color table used on the HP Color LaserJet 4650. The printer holds only one custom profile at a time, so when you download and install another color table, it erases the default color table and installs the new one.

    You can download custom profiles from the following Web site:

    www.hp.com/support/clj4700

Color Themes for CMYK Color

The Color Themes for CMYK Color feature contains the following options:

  • Default CMYK+ . HP CMYK+ technology enables a high-quality default CMYK print path. Select this option for most digital commercial print jobs to produce optimal prints.

  • SWOP . This option is a common ink standard in the U.S. and other countries/regions.

  • Euroscale . This option is a common ink standard in Europe and other countries/regions (also known as Euro Standard).

  • DIC . DIC stands for Dainippon Ink and Chemical, a common ink standard in Japan and other countries/regions.

  • Custom Profile . Select this option to use a custom input profile to accurately control color output (for example, to emulate a specific HP Color LaserJet printer). Download color profiles from the following Web site:

    www.hp.com/go

Edge Control

The Edge Control feature contains the following options:

  • Maximum

  • Normal (default)

  • Light

  • Off

Text Neutral Grays

The Text Neutral Grays feature contains the following options:

  • Black Only (default)

  • 4-Color

Text Halftone

The Text Halftone feature contains the following options:

  • Smooth

  • Detail

Graphic Neutral Grays

The Graphic Neutral Grays feature contains the following options:

  • Black Only (default)

  • 4-Color

Graphic Halftone

The Graphic Halftone feature contains the following options:

  • Smooth

  • Detail

Photographs Neutral Grays

The Photographs Neutral Grays feature contains the following options:

  • Black Only

  • 4-Color (default)

Photographs Halftone

The Photographs Halftone feature contains the following options:

  • Smooth

  • Detail

Watermark (Pages per Sheet)

The Watermark (Pages per Sheet) feature contains the following options:

  • 1 (default)

  • >= 2

Print Watermark

The Print Watermark feature contains the following options:

  • No (default)

  • All Pages

  • First Page Only

Watermark

The Watermark feature contains the following options:

  • None (default)

  • Draft

  • Company Confidential

  • Company Proprietary

  • Company Private

  • Confidential

  • Copy

  • Copyright

  • File Copy

  • Final

  • For Internal Use Only

  • Preliminary

  • Proof

  • Review Copy

  • Sample

  • Top Secret

  • Urgent

  • Custom

Watermark Font

The Watermark Font feature contains the following options:

  • Courier Bold

  • Helvetica Bold (default)

  • Times Bold

Watermark Size

Watermark Size . Settings for the watermark size range from 24 points to 90 points. 48 points is the default.

Watermark Angle

Watermark Angle . Settings for the watermark angle range from 90° to -90° in 15° intervals. A 45° angle is the default.

Watermark Style

The Watermark Style feature contains the following options:

  • Narrow Outline

  • Medium Outline (default)

  • Wide Outline

  • Wide Halo Outline

  • Filled

Watermark Color

The Watermark Color feature contains the following options:

  • Gray

  • Red

  • Orange

  • Yellow

  • Green

  • Blue

  • Violet

Watermark Intensity

Watermark Intensity

  • Darkest

  • Darker

  • Dark

  • Medium Dark

  • Medium

  • Medium Light

  • Light

  • Lighter

  • Lightest

Installable 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

  • Tray 6

  • Accessory Output Bin

  • Mopier Mode

  • Printer Hard Disk

  • Job Storage

  • Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)

  • VMOption

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 .

Mopier Mode

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.

Job Storage

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:

  1. Click Start .

  2. Select Settings .

  3. Click Printers .

  4. Right-click the printer name.

  5. Click Properties .

  6. Click the PostScript tab.

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:

  • PostScript (optimize for speed) . Use this setting for printing most documents.

  • Optimize for Portability . Use this setting to create a file that conforms to the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions (ADSC). Each page of the document will be a self-contained object. This is useful, for instance, if you want to create a PostScript file and print it on a different printer.

  • Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) . Use this setting to include the file as an image in another document that is to be printed from a different program.

  • Archive Format . Use this setting to create a PostScript file that you can use later.

  • PJL archive format . This setting notifies the printer that the document is being printed in a different printer language.

PostScript header

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:

  • Download header with each print job . This is the default setting and is sufficient or most types of printing. Use this setting if you print to a shared network printer or to a file on a disk.

  • Assume header is downloaded and retained . If you print to a local printer, you can save printing time by sending the header information to your printer only once.

  • Send Header Now . Click this button to send header information to the printer. This option is unavailable when you specify EPS , Archive , or PJL Archive formats.

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.

  • Job timeout . This control specifies how long the document can take to get from the computer to the printer before the printer stops trying to print the document. If you specify 0 seconds , the printer continues trying to print indefinitely. The default setting is 0 seconds . You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 seconds .

  • Wait timeout . This control specifies how long the printer waits to get more postscript information from the computer. After the specified time passes, the printer stops trying to print the document and prints an error message. If you are trying to print a very complicated document, you might want to increase this value. If you specify 0 seconds , the printer waits indefinitely. The default setting is 300 seconds . You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 seconds .

Advanced

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.

Bitmap compression

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 .

Data format

This control specifies the protocol that the printer uses for print jobs. The following options are available:

  • ASCII data . This is the default setting. When you click ASCII data , data is sent in ASCII format (7-bit), which might take longer to print but can be sent through any I/O channel, such as a serial, parallel, or network port.

  • Binary communications protocol . When you click Binary communications protocol , the printer sends all data except special control characters in binary (8-bit) format. This format can be sent over parallel or serial communications ports and is faster than sending data in ASCII format. If you select this option, click Send Mode to switch your printer to Binary Communications Protocol (BCP) for future print jobs.

    This option is available only if the computer is connected to the printer through a direct connection (via USB or parallel cable).
  • Tagged binary communications protocol . When you click Tagged Binary Communications Protocol , all data except special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit) format. The binary formats can be sent over parallel or serial communications ports and are faster than sending data in ASCII format.

  • Pure binary data . When you click Pure binary data , all data except special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit) format. The binary formats can be sent over parallel or serial communications ports and are faster than sending data in ASCII format.

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.

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