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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4020/CP4520 Series Printer - Control panel menus

Control panel menus

You can control the product by changing settings in the menus on the product control panel. Use the control panel to access features not supported by the printer driver or software application, and to configure trays for paper size and type.

Show Me How menu

The SHOW ME HOW menu prints pages that provide more information about the product. You can print the pages and keep them near the product for convenient reference.

To display: Press the Home button , and then select the SHOW ME HOW menu.

Item
Explanation
CLEAR JAMS
Provides instructions for clearing jams on the product.
LOAD TRAYS
Provides instructions for loading and configuring trays.
LOAD SPECIAL MEDIA
Provides instructions for loading special print media such as envelopes, transparencies, and labels.
LOAD MEDIA 4 X 6 (10 X 15CM)
Provides instructions for loading 4 x 6 media.
PRINT BOTH SIDES
Provides instructions for printing on both sides of the paper (duplex printing).
SUPPORTED PAPER
Provides a list of the supported paper and print media.
PRINT HELP GUIDE
Prints a page that shows links to additional help on the Web.

Retrieve job menu

Use the RETRIEVE JOB menu to view listings of all stored jobs.

To display: Press the Home button , and then select the RETRIEVE JOB menu.

Item
Sub-item
Sub-item
Sub-item
Description
NO STORED JOBS
This message appears if no jobs are currently stored on the product.
<USER NAME>
Each user who has stored jobs is listed by name. Select the appropriate user name to see a list of stored jobs.
ALL JOBS (WITH PIN)
PRINT
PRINT AND DELETE
DELETE
This message appears if a user has two or more stored jobs that require a PIN. If PRINT or PRINT AND DELETE is selected then the PIN will be requested. If the jobs have different PINs, only the jobs with the PIN entered will be printed. If the PIN does not match any of the jobs, an error message is displayed.
Either the PRINT option or the PRINT AND DELETE option displays, depending on the type of jobs listed. If the stored jobs are Personal or Proof and Hold jobs, PRINT AND DELETE is displayed. These jobs are deleted after they are printed. If PRINT is displayed, there is at least one Quick Copy or standard stored job. When PRINT is selected, any Personal or Proof and Hold jobs in the list will be printed and deleted.
COPIES
JOB
CUSTOM VALUE
When PRINT or PRINT AND DELETE is selected, the COPIES option allows you to specify the number of copies of the job to print. The default is 1 and the range is from 1 to 3,200.
The following copy options are also available:
  • Select the JOB option to print the number of copies specified in the driver.

  • Select the CUSTOM VALUE option to specify the number of copies of the job to be printed. The number of copies that were specified in the driver are multiplied by the number of copies specified on the control panel. For example, if you specified two copies in the driver and specify two copies on the control panel, a total of four copies of the job are printed.

ALL JOBS (NO PIN)
PRINT
PRINT AND DELETE
DELETE
This message appears if a user has two or more stored jobs that do not require a PIN.
Either the PRINT option or the PRINT AND DELETE option displays, depending on the type of jobs listed. If the stored jobs are Personal or Proof and Hold jobs, PRINT AND DELETE is displayed. These jobs are deleted after they are printed. If PRINT is displayed, there is at least one Quick Copy or standard stored job. When PRINT is selected, any Personal or Proof and Hold jobs in the list will be printed and deleted.
COPIES
JOB
CUSTOM VALUE
When PRINT or PRINT AND DELETE is selected, the COPIES option allows you to specify the number of copies of the job to print. The default is 1 and the range is from 1 to 3,200.
The following copy options are also available:
  • Select the JOB option to print the number of copies specified in the driver.

  • Select the CUSTOM VALUE option to specify the number of copies of the job to be printed. The number of copies that were specified in the driver are multiplied by the number of copies specified on the control panel. For example, if you specified two copies in the driver and specify two copies on the control panel, a total of four copies of the job are printed.

<JOB NAME X>
PRINT
PRINT AND DELETE
DELETE
Each individual job for the user is listed by name.
Either the PRINT option or the PRINT AND DELETE option displays, depending on the type of jobs listed. If PRINT AND DELETE is displayed, all of the stored jobs are either Personal or Proof and Hold jobs. These jobs are deleted after they are printed. If PRINT is displayed, there is at least one Quick Copy or Standard stored job. If there are any Personal or Proof and Hold jobs they will be printed and deleted, even though the PRINT option was selected.
COPIES
When PRINT or PRINT AND DELETE is selected, a COPIES option allows you to specify the number of copies of the job to print. The default is 1 and the range is from 1 to 3,200.

Information menu

Use the INFORMATION menu to access and print specific product information.

To display: Press the Home button , and then select the INFORMATION menu.

Item
Description
PRINT MENU MAP
Prints the control-panel menu map, which shows the layout and current settings of the control-panel menu items.
PRINT CONFIGURATION
Prints the product configuration pages, which show the printer settings and installed accessories.
PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE
Prints the approximate remaining life for the supplies; reports statistics on total number of pages and jobs processed, serial number, page counts, and maintenance information.
HP provides approximations of the remaining life for the supplies as a customer convenience. The actual remaining supply levels might be different than the approximations provided.
SUPPLIES STATUS
Displays the approximate status of the print cartridges, transfer kit, fuser kit, and toner collection unit in a scrollable list. Press the OK button to open help for each item.
PRINT USAGE PAGE
Prints a count of all paper sizes that have passed through the product; lists whether they were simplex, duplex, monochrome, or color; and reports the page count.
PRINT COLOR USAGE JOB LOG
Prints the color-use statistics for the printer.
PRINT DEMO PAGE
Prints a demonstration page.
PRINT RGB SAMPLES
Prints color samples for different RGB values. Use the samples as a guide for matching printed colors.
PRINT CMYK SAMPLES
Prints color samples for different CMYK values. Use the samples as a guide for matching printed colors.
PRINT FILE DIRECTORY
Prints the name and directory of files stored in the product.
PRINT PCL FONT LIST
Prints the available PCL fonts.
PRINT PS FONT LIST
Prints the available PS fonts.

Paper handling menu

Use this menu to configure input trays by size and type. It is important to correctly configure the trays with this menu before you print for the first time. This menu also appears when you close Trays 2-5 and press the OK button after the prompt to set the paper size and type.

To display: Press the Home button , and then select the PAPER HANDLING menu.

If you have used other HP LaserJet product models, you might be accustomed to configuring Tray 1 to First mode or Cassette mode. On HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4020-CP4520 Series printers, setting Tray 1 to ANY SIZE and ANY TYPE is equivalent to First mode. Setting Tray 1 to a setting other than ANY SIZE or ANY TYPE is equivalent to Cassette mode.
Menu item
Value
Description
TRAY 1 SIZE
A list of available sizes appears.
Allows you to configure the paper size for Tray 1. The default is ANY SIZE.
TRAY 1 TYPE
A list of available types appears.
Allows you to configure the paper type for Tray 1. The default is ANY TYPE.
TRAY <X> SIZE
X = 2 or optional 3, 4, or 5
A list of available sizes appears.
Allows you to configure the paper size for Tray 2 or optional Tray 3, 4, or 5. These trays can detect the paper size by the guides in the tray.
TRAY <X> TYPE
X = 2 or optional 3, 4, or 5
A list of available types appears.
Allows you to configure the paper type for Tray 2 or optional Tray 3, 4, or 5. The default is PLAIN.

Manage supplies menu

Use this menu to configure how the product alerts you when supplies are approaching the estimated end of life.

To display: Press the Home button , and then select the MANAGE SUPPLIES menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Menu item
Sub-menu item
Values
Description
AT VERY LOW
BLACK CARTRIDGE
STOP
PROMPT TO CONTINUE*
CONTINUE
Select what the product should do when the print cartridge is very near the end of its estimated life.
STOP: The product stops until you replace the cartridge.
PROMPT TO CONTINUE: The product stops until you clear the prompt message. After the prompt message is cleared, there will not be another message indicating that the supply needs to be replaced.
CONTINUE: The product provides an alert message, but it continues printing. There will not be another message indicating that the supply needs to be replaced.
COLOR CARTRIDGES
STOP
PROMPT TO CONTINUE*
CONTINUE
PRINT IN BLACK
Select what the product should do when the print cartridge is very near the end of its estimated life.
STOP: The product stops until you replace the cartridge.
PROMPT TO CONTINUE: The product stops until you clear the prompt message.
CONTINUE: The product provides an alert message, but it continues printing.
PRINT IN BLACK: The product prints in black when a color cartridge is near the end of its estimated life.
TRANSFER KIT
STOP
PROMPT TO CONTINUE*
CONTINUE
STOP: The product stops until you replace the transfer kit.
PROMPT TO CONTINUE: The product stops until you clear the prompt message.
CONTINUE: The product provides an alert message, but it continues printing.
FUSER KIT
STOP
PROMPT TO CONTINUE*
CONTINUE
STOP: The product stops until you replace the fuser kit.
PROMPT TO CONTINUE: The product stops until you clear the prompt message.
CONTINUE: The product provides an alert message, but it continues printing.
TONER COLLECTION UNIT
STOP*
PROMPT TO CONTINUE
CONTINUE
STOP: The product stops until you replace the toner collection unit.
PROMPT TO CONTINUE: The product stops until you clear the prompt message.
CONTINUE: The product provides an alert message, but it continues printing.
Using a Toner collection unit after a prompt or alert message might result in toner leakage, especially when replacing the Toner collection unit.
USER DEFINED LOW
YELLOW CARTRIDGE
MAGENTA CARTRIDGE
CYAN CARTRIDGE
BLACK CARTRIDGE
Range from 0–100%
Use the arrow buttons to enter the percentage of estimated cartridge life at which you want the product to alert you that the cartridge is low.
TRANSFER KIT
Range from 0–100%
Default is 2%
Use the arrow buttons to enter the percentage of estimated cartridge life at which you want the product to alert you.
FUSER KIT
Range from 0–100%
Default is 2%
Use the arrow buttons to enter the percentage of estimated cartridge life at which you want the product to alert you.
SUPPLY MESSAGES
LOW MESSAGE
ON*
OFF
Select how the product displays the supply information.
LOW MESSAGE: Determines whether or not a low supply message is displayed on the control panel.
LEVEL GAUGE
ON*
OFF
LEVEL GAUGE: Determines whether or not a supply level gauge appears on the control panel.
APPROXIMATE PAGES
ON*
OFF
APPROXIMATE PAGES: Determines whether or not the approximate pages remaining is displayed in the low supply messages.
RESTRICT COLOR USE
ENABLE COLOR*
COLOR IF ALLOWED
DISABLE COLOR
This menu item controls the authorization of color printing.
DISABLE COLOR: All jobs sent to the product print only in monochrome.
ENABLE COLOR: All color pages sent to the product print in color.
COLOR IF ALLOWED: A permissions database is referenced to verify if color pages are printed in color or monochrome.
COLOR/BLACK MIX
AUTO*
MOSTLY COLOR PAGES
MOSTLY BLACK PAGES
These menu selections allow you to balance the trade-off between supply life and performance.
AUTO: The product software uses an algorithm based on printing data to achieve the best output.
MOSTLY COLOR PAGES: This selection provides the highest performance. If most of the printing is in color, this selection will not negatively affect supply life.
MOSTLY BLACK PAGES: This selection conserves the most supply life and is the best choice if most of the printing is done in black and white.

Configure device menu

The CONFIGURE DEVICE menu allows you to change the default printing settings, adjust the print quality, change the system configuration and I/O options, and reset the default settings.

Printing menu

These settings affect only jobs without identified properties. Most jobs identify all of the properties and override the values set from this menu.

To display: Press the Home button , select the CONFIGURE DEVICE menu, and then select the PRINTING menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Menu item
Sub-menu item
Values
Description
COPIES
Range: 1 - 32000
Allows you to set the default number of copies for print jobs. The default number is 1.
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE
A list of available sizes appears. See Supported paper sizes.
Allows you to set the default paper size.
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER SIZE
  • UNIT OF MEASURE

  • X DIMENSION

  • Y DIMENSION

Allows you to set the default size for any custom print job that does not specify the dimensions. The default unit of measure is MILLIMETERS.
DUPLEX
OFF*
ON
Allows you to enable or disable two-sided printing.
This menu is available only on models that have automatic duplexing.
DUPLEX BINDING
LONG EDGE*
SHORT EDGE
Allows you to change the binding edge for two-sided printing.
This menu is available only on models that have automatic duplexing.
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
NO
YES*
Allows you to set the product to print an A4 job on letter-size paper when no tray is configured for A4 paper, or to print on A4-size paper when no tray is configured for letter paper.
MANUAL FEED
OFF*
ON
Setting this option to ON makes MANUAL FEED the default for jobs that do not select a tray. The Autoselect option in the printer driver overrides this option.
COURIER FONT
REGULAR*
DARK
Allows you to select a version of the Courier font.
The DARK setting is an internal Courier font available on HP LaserJet Series III printers and older.
WIDE A4
NO *
YES
Allows you to change the printable area of A4 paper. If you select NO, the printable area is seventy-eight 10-pitch characters on a single line. If you select YES, the printable area is eighty 10-pitch characters on a single line.
PRINT PS ERRORS
OFF*
ON
Allows you to select to print PS error pages.
PRINT PDF ERRORS
OFF*
ON
Allows you to select to print PDF error pages.
PCL sub-menu

This menu configures settings for the printer control language.

To display: Press the Home button , select the CONFIGURE DEVICE menu, select the PRINTING menu, and then select the PCL menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Item
Values
Description
FORM LENGTH
Range: 5-128 lines
Sets vertical spacing for default paper size. The default is 60.
ORIENTATION
PORTRAIT*
LANDSCAPE
Allows you to set the default page orientation to portrait or landscape.
FONT SOURCE
A list of available font sources displays.
Selects the font source. The default is INTERNAL.
FONT NUMBER
Range: 0-102
The product assigns a number to each font and lists the numbers on the PCL font list. The default is 0.
FONT PITCH
Range: 0.44-99.99
Selects the font pitch. This item might not appear, depending on the font selected. The default is 10.00.
FONT POINT SIZE
Range: 4.00-999.75
Selects the font point size. The default is 12.00.
SYMBOL SET
A list of available symbol sets displays.
Selects any one of several available symbol sets at the product 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. The default is PC-8.
APPEND CR TO LF
NO*
YES
Select YES to append a carriage return to each line-feed that is encountered in backward-compatible PCL jobs (pure text, no job control). Some environments indicate a new line by only the line-feed control code. Use this option to append the required carriage return to each line feed.
SUPPRESS BLANK PAGES
NO*
YES
When generating your own PCL, extra form feeds are included that would cause a blank page to be printed. Select YES for form feeds to be ignored if the page is blank.
MEDIA SOURCE MAPPING
STANDARD*
CLASSIC
The PCL5 MEDIA SOURCE MAPPING command selects an input tray by a number that maps to the various available trays and feeders.
  • The STANDARD numbering is based on newer HP LaserJet printers with updated changes to the numbering of trays and feeders.

  • The CLASSIC numbering is based on HP LaserJet 4 printers and earlier models.

Print Quality menu

To display: Press the Home button , select the CONFIGURE DEVICE menu, and then select the PRINT QUALITY menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Item
Sub-item
Sub-item
Values
Description
ADJUST COLOR
HIGHLIGHTS
CYAN DENSITY
MAGENTA DENSITY
YELLOW DENSITY
BLACK DENSITY
Range from +5 to –⁠5. Default is 0.
Adjust the darkness or lightness of highlights on a printed page. Lower values represent lighter highlights on a printed page, and higher values represent darker highlights on a printed page.
MIDTONES
CYAN DENSITY
MAGENTA DENSITY
YELLOW DENSITY
BLACK DENSITY
Range from +5 to –⁠5. Default is 0.
Adjust the darkness or lightness of midtones on a printed page. Lower values represent lighter midtones on a printed page, and higher values represent darker midtones on a printed page.
SHADOWS
CYAN DENSITY
MAGENTA DENSITY
YELLOW DENSITY
BLACK DENSITY
Range from +5 to –⁠5. Default is 0.
Adjust the darkness or lightness of shadows on a printed page. Lower values represent lighter shadows on a printed page, and higher values represent darker shadows on a printed page.
RESTORE COLOR VALUES
Restore the color settings by resetting the density values of each color.
SET REGISTRATION
For each tray, setting the registration shifts the margin alignment to center the image on the page from top to bottom and from left to right. You can also align the image on the front with the image printed on the back.
ADJUST TRAY <X>
Perform the alignment procedure for each tray.
When it creates an image, the product scans across the page from side to side as the sheet feeds from top to bottom into the product.
PRINT TEST PAGE
Print a test page and instructions for setting the registration of the image location.
X1 SHIFT
Y1 SHIFT
X2 SHIFT
Y2 SHIFT
Range: -5 mm to +5 mm
The scan direction is referred to as X. X1 is the scan direction for a single-sided page or for the second side of a two-sided page. X2 is the scan direction for the first side of a two-sided page.
The feed direction is referred to as Y. Y1 is the feed direction for a single-sided page or for the second side of a two-sided page. Y2 is the feed direction for the first side of a two-sided page.
AUTO SENSE MODE
TRAY 1 SENSING
FULL SENSING
EXPANDED SENSING*
TRANSPARENCY ONLY
Sets the sensing option for Tray 1 for paper types using AUTO SENSE mode.
When FULL SENSING is selected, the product senses every page and switches modes accordingly. The product can distinguish light paper, plain paper, heavy paper, glossy paper, tough paper, or transparencies. Using this mode significantly reduces print speed. Use it only when you are printing on mixed paper types.
When EXPANDED SENSING is selected, the product senses only the first page and assumes the rest of the pages are the same type. The product can distinguish light paper, plain paper, heavy paper, glossy paper, tough paper, or transparencies.
When TRANSPARENCY ONLY is selected, the product senses only the first page. The product can distinguish transparencies from other paper types.
TRAY <X> SENSING
EXPANDED SENSING*
TRANSPARENCY ONLY
Sets the sensing option for Trays 2-5 for paper types using AUTO SENSE mode.
When EXPANDED SENSING is selected, the product senses only the first few pages and assumes the rest of the pages are the same type. The product can distinguish light paper, plain paper, heavy paper, glossy paper, tough paper, or transparencies. The product senses the paper type when you turn it on and after you open and close a tray.
When TRANSPARENCY ONLY is selected, the product senses only the first page. The product can distinguish transparencies from other paper types.
ADJUST PAPER TYPES
A list of paper types displays.
PRINT MODE
RESISTANCE MODE
HUMIDITY MODE
PRE-ROTATION MODE
FUSER TEMP MODE
PAPER CURL MODE
A list of print modes displays.
Configure the print mode that is associated with each media type.
RESTORE MODES
Use this feature to return all paper type-mode settings to the factory-default settings.
OPTIMIZE
A list of available options displays.
Allows you to optimize various print modes to address print quality issues.
RESTORE OPTIMIZE
Use this feature to return all the settings in the OPTIMIZE menu to the factory-default values.
QUICK CALIBRATE NOW
Performs a partial product calibration.
FULL CALIBRATE NOW
Performs all product calibrations.
DELAY CALIBRATION AT WAKE/POWER-ON
NO
YES*
This menu controls the timing of the calibration when the product wakes up or is turned on.
  • Select NO to have the product calibrate immediately when it wakes up or is turned on. The product will not print any jobs until it finishes calibrating.

  • Select YES to enable a product that is asleep to accept print jobs before it calibrates. It may start calibrating before it has printed all the jobs it has received. This option allows quicker printing when coming out of sleep mode or when you turn the product on, but print quality might be reduced.

For best results, allow the product to calibrate before printing. Print jobs performed before calibration might not be of the highest quality.
RESOLUTION
Image REt 3600*
1200x1200 dpi
Sets the resolution at which the product prints. The default value is Image REt 3600. Try the 1200x1200 dpi setting to improve printing for detailed line work or small text.
EDGE CONTROL
OFF
LIGHT
NORMAL*
MAXIMUM
The Edge Control setting determines how edges are rendered. Edge control has two components: adaptive halftoning and trapping. Adaptive halftoning increases edge sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color-plane misregistration by overlapping the edges of adjacent objects slightly.
  • OFF turns off both trapping and adaptive halftoning.

  • LIGHT sets trapping at a minimal level, and adaptive halftoning is on.

  • NORMAL is the default trapping setting. Trapping is at a medium level and adaptive halftoning is on.

  • MAXIMUM is the most aggressive trapping setting. Adaptive halftoning is on.

AUTO CLEANING
OFF*
ON
When auto-cleaning is on, the product prints a cleaning page when the page count reaches the CLEANING INTERVAL setting.
CLEANING INTERVAL
500*
1000
2000
5000
10000
20000
Specify the number of pages that are printed before a cleaning page is automatically printed. This item appears only when the AUTO CLEANING option is set to ON.
AUTO CLEANING SIZE
LETTER*
A4
Specify the paper size that is used to print the cleaning page. This item appears only when the AUTO CLEANING option is set to ON.
CREATE CLEANING PAGE
Prints a page of instructions for cleaning excess toner off the pressure roller in the fuser.
This option is available only for the HP Color LaserJet CP4025n printer and the HP Color LaserJet CP4525n printer.
PROCESS CLEANING PAGE
Allows you to create and process a cleaning page for cleaning the pressure roller in the fuser. When the cleaning process runs, a cleaning page is printed. This page can be discarded.
For the HP Color LaserJet CP4025n printer and the HP Color LaserJet CP4525n printer, you must first select the CREATE CLEANING PAGE option.

System setup menu

Use the SYSTEM SETUP menu to change product-configuration defaults such as sleep mode, product personality (language), and jam recovery.

To display: Press the Home button , select the CONFIGURE DEVICE menu, and then select the SYSTEM SETUP menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Item
Sub-item
Values
Description
DATE/TIME
DATE
- - - - /[MMM]/[DD] YEAR =
[YYYY]/- - - /[DD] MONTH=
[YYYY]/[MMM]/- - DAY=
Allows you to set the correct date. The range for the year is 2008 to 2037.
DATE FORMAT
YYYY/MMM/DD*
MMM/DD/YYYY
DD/MMM/YYYY
Allows you to choose the order in which the year, month, and day appear in the date.
TIME
- - :[MM] [PM] HOUR =
[HH]: - - [PM] MINUTE=
[HH]:[MM] - - AM/PM=
Allows you to select from various configurations for the TIME format. Different wizards appear depending on the TIME FORMAT selected.
TIME FORMAT
12 HOUR*
24 HOUR
Allows you to select 12 HOUR or 24 HOUR format.
JOB STORAGE LIMIT
Continuous value
Range: 1–100
Default = 32
Allows you to specify the number of Quick Copy jobs that can be stored on the product. The default value is 32. The maximum allowed value is 100.
JOB HELD TIMEOUT
OFF*
1 HOUR
4 HOURS
1 DAY
1 WEEK
Allows you to set the amount of time that Quick Copy jobs are kept before being automatically deleted from the queue. This menu item only appears when a hard disk is installed.
SHOW ADDRESS
AUTO
OFF*
This item determines whether the product’s IP address is shown on the display with the Ready message.
TRAY BEHAVIOR
Use this menu to control how the product handles paper trays and related prompts at the control panel.
USE REQUESTED TRAY
EXCLUSIVELY*
FIRST
USE REQUESTED TRAY handles jobs that have specified a specific input tray. Two options are available:
  • EXCLUSIVELY: The product never selects a different tray when the user has indicated that a specific tray should be used, even if that tray is empty.

  • FIRST: The product can pull from another tray if the specified tray is empty, even though the user specifically indicated a tray for the job.

MANUALLY FEED PROMPT
ALWAYS*
UNLESS LOADED
This option controls whether a manual feed message should appear when the type or size for a job does not match the size or type configured for Tray 1. Two options are available:
  • ALWAYS: A prompt always appears before printing a manual-feed job.

  • UNLESS LOADED: A message appears only if the multipurpose tray is empty or does not match the size or type of the job.

PS DEFER MEDIA
ENABLED*
DISABLED
This option affects how paper is handled when printing from an Adobe PS print driver.
  • ENABLED uses HP’s paper-handling model.

  • DISABLED uses the Adobe PS paper-handling model.

SIZE/TYPE PROMPT
DISPLAY*
DO NOT DISPLAY
This option controls whether the tray configuration message appears whenever a tray is closed. Two options are available:
  • DISPLAY: This option shows the tray configuration message when a tray is closed. You can configure the tray size or type directly from this message.

  • DO NOT DISPLAY: This option prevents the tray configuration message from automatically appearing.

USE ANOTHER TRAY
ENABLED*
DISABLED
This option turns on or off the control-panel prompt to select another tray when the specified tray is empty.
ALTERNATIVE LETTERHEAD MODE
ON
OFF*
When this option is ON you can load letterhead or preprinted paper the same way for every job, whether printing on one or both sides of the page.
This option is available only for models that have automatic duplexing.
DUPLEX BLANK PAGES
AUTO*
YES
This option controls how the product handles two-sided jobs (duplexing). Two options are available:
  • AUTO: Enables Smart Duplexing, which instructs the product not to process both sides if the second side is blank. Letterhead and prepunched paper types are exceptions. This can improve print speed.

  • YES: Disables Smart Duplexing and forces the duplexer to flip the sheet of paper even if it is printed on only one side.

This option is available only for models that have automatic duplexing.
IMAGE ROTATION
STANDARD *
ALTERNATE
Select the ALTERNATE setting if you are having trouble aligning images on preprinted forms.
SLEEP DELAY
1 MINUTE
3 MINUTES
5 MINUTES
10 MINUTES
15 MINUTES
30 MINUTES*
45 MINUTES
60 MINUTES
90 MINUTES
2 HOURS
Reduces power consumption when the product has been inactive for the selected period.
The SLEEP MODE setting in the RESETS menu must be on.
WAKE TIME
<DAY OF THE WEEK>
OFF*
CUSTOM
Select the CUSTOM option to configure the daily wake time for the product to avoid warm-up or calibration time. Select a day of the week, set the wake time for that day, and then choose whether the wake time should be applied to all days of the week.
OPTIMUM SPEED/ENERGY USAGE
FASTER FIRST PAGE*
SAVE ENERGY
SAVE MORE ENERGY
SAVE MOST ENERGY
Controls the fuser cool down behavior.
FASTER FIRST PAGE: The fuser maintains power and the first page processes faster for any new job that is sent to the product.
SAVE ENERGY: The fuser reduces power when it is idle.
SAVE MORE ENERGY: The fuser reduces more power than the SAVE ENERGY option.
SAVE MOST ENERGY: The fuser is turned off and it gradually cools to room temperature. The SAVE MOST ENERGY option takes the longest time to print the first page.
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
Range is –10 through 10.
Sets the brightness of the control panel display. The default is 0. This item also controls the viewing angle at which the display is visible.
PERSONALITY
AUTO*
PCL
PDF
PS
Sets the default personality to automatic switching, PCL, PDF, or PS modes.
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
JOB*
ON
Sets whether a warning is cleared on the control panel or when another job is sent.
  • JOB: The warning message disappears at the end of the job.

  • ON: The warning message remains until you press the OK button.

AUTO CONTINUE
OFF
ON*
Determines product behavior when the system generates an Auto Continuable error.
  • ON: Allows the product to continue printing.

  • OFF: Stops the product from printing until the error is cleared by the user.

JAM RECOVERY
AUTO*
OFF
ON
Sets whether the product will attempt to reprint pages after a jam. If you select AUTO, the product reprints pages if enough memory is available for full-speed two-sided printing.
RAM DISK
AUTO*
OFF
Sets how the RAM disk feature is configured. This is only available if there is no hard disk installed and the printer has at least 8 MB of memory.
If the AUTO setting is enabled, the product determines the optimal RAM disk size based on the amount of available memory.
If the OFF setting is enabled, the RAM disk is disabled, but a minimal RAM disk is still active.
LANGUAGE
A listing of available languages appears.
Sets the language. The default language is ENGLISH.

I/O menu

Items on the I/O (input/output) menu affect the communication between the product and the computer. If the product contains an HP Jetdirect print server, you can configure basic networking parameters by using this submenu. You can also configure these and other parameters through HP Web Jetadmin or the embedded Web server.

To display: Press the Home button , select the CONFIGURE DEVICE menu, and then select the I/O menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Item
Sub-item
Values
Description
I/O TIMEOUT
Range: 5 - 300
Allows you to set the product I/O TIMEOUT in seconds. The default is 15 seconds.
Use this setting to adjust timeout for the best performance. If data from other ports appears in the middle of your print job, increase the timeout value.
EMBEDDED JETDIRECT MENU
See the next table for a list of options.
Embedded Jetdirect menu
Item
Sub-item
Sub-item
Sub-item
Description
INFORMATION
PRINT SEC PAGE
YES*
NO
YES: Prints a page that contains the current security settings on the HP Jetdirect print server.
NO: A security settings page is not printed.
TCP/IP
ENABLE
ON*
OFF
ON: Enable the TCP/IP protocol.
OFF: Disable the TCP/IP protocol.
HOST NAME
An alphanumeric string, up to 32 characters, used to identify the product. This name is listed on the HP Jetdirect configuration page. The default host name is NPIxxxxxx, where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the LAN hardware (MAC) address.
IPV4 SETTINGS
CONFIG METHOD
BOOTP
DHCP*
AUTO IP
MANUAL
Specifies the method that TCP/IPv4 parameters will be configured on the HP Jetdirect print server.
Use BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol) for automatic configuration from a BootP server.
Use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) for automatic configuration from a DHCPv4 server. If selected and a DHCP lease exists, DHCP RELEASE and DHCP RENEW menus are available to set DHCP lease options.
Use AUTO IP for automatic link-local IPv4 addressing. An address in the form 169.254.x.x is assigned automatically.
If you set this option to MANUAL, use the MANUAL SETTINGS menu to configure TCP/IPv4 parameters.
MANUAL SETTINGS
IP ADDRESS
SUBNET MASK
DEFAULT GATEWAY
(Available only if CONFIG METHOD is set to MANUAL) Configure parameters directly from the product control panel:
IP ADDRESS: The unique IP address (n.n.n.n) of the product, where n is a value from 0 to 255.
SUBNET MASK: The subnet mask (n.n.n.n) for the product, where n is a value from 0 to 255.
DEFAULT GATEWAY: The IP address of the gateway or router used for communications with other networks.
DEFAULT IP
AUTO IP*
LEGACY
Specify the IP address to default to when the print server is unable to obtain an IP address from the network during a forced TCP/IP reconfiguration (for example, when manually configured to use BootP or DHCP).
This feature assigns a static IP address that might interfere with a managed network.
AUTO IP: A link-local IP address 169.254.x.x is set.
LEGACY: The address 192.0.0.192 is set, consistent with older HP Jetdirect products.
DHCP RELEASE
NO*
YES
This menu appears if CONFIG METHOD is set to DHCP and a DHCP lease for the print server exists.
NO: The current DHCP lease is saved.
YES: The current DHCP lease and the leased IP address are released.
DHCP RENEW
NO*
YES
This menu appears if CONFIG METHOD is set to DHCP and a DHCP lease for the print server exists.
NO: The print server does not request to renew the DHCP lease.
YES: The print server requests to renew the current DHCP lease.
PRIMARY DNS
Specify the IP address (n.n.n.n) of a Primary DNS Server.
SECONDARY DNS
Specify the IP address (n.n.n.n) of a Secondary Domain Name System (DNS) Server.
IPV6 SETTINGS
ENABLE
ON
OFF*
Use this item to enable or disable IPv6 operation on the print server.
OFF: IPv6 is disabled.
ON: IPv6 is enabled.
ADDRESS
MANUAL SETTINGS
  • ENABLE

  • ADDRESS

Use this item to enable and manually configure a TCP/IPv6 address.
ENABLE: Choose ON to enable manual configuration, or OFF to disable manual configuration. The default is OFF.
ADDRESS: Use this item to type a 32 hexadecimal digit IPv6 node address that uses the colon hexadecimal syntax.
DHCPV6 POLICY
ROUTER SPECIFIED
ROUTER UNAVAILABLE*
ALWAYS
ROUTER SPECIFIED: The stateful auto-configuration method to be used by the print server is determined by a router. The router specifies whether the print server obtains its address, its configuration information, or both from a DHCPv6 server.
ROUTER UNAVAILABLE: If a router is not available, the print server should attempt to obtain its stateful configuration from a DHCPv6 server.
ALWAYS: Whether or not a router is available, the print server always attempts to obtain its stateful configuration from a DHCPv6 server.
PRIMARY DNS
Use this item to specify an IPv6 address for a primary DNS server that the print server should use.
SECONDARY DNS
Use this item to specify an IPv6 address for a secondary DNS server that the print server should use.
PROXY SERVER
Specifies the proxy server to be used by embedded applications in the product. 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 IPv4 address or fully-qualified domain name. The name can be up to 255 octets.
For some networks, you might need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the proxy server address.
PROXY PORT
Type 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.
IDLE TIMEOUT
IDLE TIMEOUT: The time period, in seconds, after which an idle TCP print data connection is closed (default is 270 seconds, 0 disables the timeout).
IPX/SPX
ENABLE
ON*
OFF
ON: Enable the IPX/SPX protocol.
OFF: Disable the IPX/SPX protocol.
FRAME TYPE
AUTO*
EN_8023
EN_II
EN_8022
EN_SNAP
Selects the frame-type setting for your network.
AUTO: Automatically sets and limits the frame type to the first one detected.
EN_8023, EN_II, EN_8022, and EN_SNAP are frame-type selections for Ethernet networks.
APPLETALK
ENABLE
ON*
OFF
Configures an AppleTalk network.
DLC/LLC
ENABLE
ON*
OFF
ON: Enable the DLC/LLC protocol.
OFF: Disable the DLC/LLC protocol.
SECURITY
SECURE WEB
HTTPS REQUIRED*
HTTPS OPTIONAL
For configuration management, specify whether the embedded Web server will accept communications using HTTPS (Secure HTTP) only, or both HTTP and HTTPS.
HTTPS REQUIRED: For secure, encrypted communications, only HTTPS access is accepted. The print server will appear as a secure site.
HTTPS OPTIONAL: Access using either HTTP or HTTPS is permitted.
IPSEC
KEEP
DISABLE*
Specify the IPSec status on the print server.
KEEP: IPSec status remains the same as currently configured.
DISABLE: IPSec operation on the print server is disabled.
802.1X
RESET
KEEP*
Specify whether the 802.1X settings on the print server are reset to the factory defaults.
RESET: The 802.1X settings are reset to the factory defaults.
KEEP: The current 802.1X settings are maintained.
RESET SECURITY
YES
NO*
Specify whether the current security settings on the print server will be saved or reset to factory defaults.
YES: Security settings are reset to factory defaults.
NO: The current security settings are maintained.
DIAGNOSTICS
EMBEDDED TESTS
This menu provides tests to help diagnose network hardware or TCP/IP network connection problems.
Embedded tests help to identify whether a network fault is internal or external to the product. Use an embedded test to check hardware and communication paths on the print server. After you select and enable a test and set the execution time, you must select EXECUTE to initiate the test.
Depending on the execution time, a selected test runs continuously until either the product is turned off, or an error occurs and a diagnostic page is printed.
LAN HW TEST
YES
NO*
Running this embedded test will erase your TCP/IP configuration.
This test performs an internal loopback test. An internal loopback test will send and receive packets only on the internal network hardware. There are no external transmissions on your network.
Select YES to choose this test, or NO to not choose it.
HTTP TEST
YES
NO*
This test checks operation of HTTP by retrieving predefined pages from the product, and tests the embedded Web server.
Select YES to choose this test, or NO to not choose it.
SNMP TEST
YES
NO*
This test checks operation of SNMP communications by accessing predefined SNMP objects on the product.
Select YES to choose this test, or NO to not choose it.
DATA PATH TEST
YES
NO*
This test helps to identify data path and corruption problems on an HP postscript level 3 emulation product. It sends a predefined PS file to the product, However, the test is paperless; the file will not print.
Select YES to choose this test, or NO to not choose it.
SELECT ALL TESTS
YES
NO*
Use this item to select all available embedded tests.
Select YES to choose all tests. Select NO to select individual tests.
EXECUTION TIME [H]
Use this item to specify the length of time (in hours) that an embedded test will be run. You can select a value from 0 to 24 hours. If you select zero (0), the test runs indefinitely until an error occurs or the product is turned off.
Data gathered from the HTTP, SNMP, and Data Path tests is printed after the tests have completed.
EXECUTE
YES
NO*
NO: Do not initiate the selected tests.
YES: Initiate the selected tests.
PING TEST
This test is used to check network communications. This test sends link-level packets to a remote network host, then waits for an appropriate response. To run a ping test, set the following items:
DEST TYPE
IPV4
IPV6
Specify whether the target product is an IPv4 or IPv6 node.
DEST IPV4
Type the IPv4 address.
DEST IPV6
Type the IPv6 address.
PACKET SIZE
Specify the size of each packet, in bytes, to be sent to the remote host. The minimum is 64 (default) and the maximum is 2048.
TIMEOUT
Specify the length of time, in seconds, to wait for a response from the remote host. The default is 1 and the maximum is 100.
COUNT
Specify the number of ping test packets to send for this test. Select a value from 0 to 100. The default is 4. To configure the test to run continuously, select 0.
PRINT RESULTS
YES
NO*
If the ping test was not set for continuous operation, you can choose to print the test results. Select YES to print results. If you select NO, results are not printed.
EXECUTE
YES
NO*
Specify whether to initiate the ping test. Select YES to initiate the test, or NO to not run the test.
PING RESULTS
Use this item to view the ping test status and results using the control panel display. You can select the following items:
PACKETS SENT
Shows the number of packets (0 - 65535) sent to the remote host since the most recent test was initiated or completed. The default is 0.
PACKETS RECEIVED
Shows the number of packets (0 - 65535) received from the remote host since the most recent test was initiated or completed. The default is 0.
PERCENT LOST
Shows the percent (0 to 100) of ping test packets that were sent with no response from the remote host since the most recent test was initiated or completed. The default is 0.
RTT MIN
Shows the minimum detected roundtrip-time (RTT), from 0 to 4096 milliseconds, for packet transmission and response. The default is 0.
RTT MAX
Shows the maximum detected roundtrip-time (RTT), from 0 to 4096 milliseconds, for packet transmission and response. The default is 0.
RTT AVERAGE
Shows the average round-trip-time (RTT), from 0 to 4096 milliseconds, for packet transmission and response. The default is 0.
PING IN PROGRESS
YES
NO*
Shows whether a ping test is in progress. YES indicates a test in progress, and NO indicates that a test completed or was not run.
REFRESH
YES
NO*
When viewing the ping test results, this item updates the ping test data with current results. Select YES to update the data, or NO to maintain the existing data. However, a refresh automatically occurs when the menu times out or you manually return to the main menu.
LINK SPEED
The link speed and communication mode of the print server must match the network. The available settings depend on the product and installed print server. Select one of the following link configuration settings:
If you change the link setting, network communications with the print server and network product might be lost.
AUTO*
The print server uses auto-negotiation to configure itself with the highest link speed and communication mode allowed. If auto-negotiation fails, either 100TX HALF or 10T HALF is set depending on the detected link speed of the hub/switch port. (A 1000T half-duplex selection is not supported.)
10T HALF
10 Mbps, half-duplex operation.
10T FULL
10 Mbps, full-duplex operation.
100TX HALF
100 Mbps, half-duplex operation.
100TX FULL
100 Mbps, full-duplex operation.
100TX AUTO
Limits auto-negotiation to a maximum link speed of 100 Mbps.
1000T FULL
1000 Mbps, full-duplex operation.

Resets menu

The RESETS menu allows you to reset factory settings, and disable or enable sleep mode.

To display: Press the Home button , select the CONFIGURE DEVICE menu, and then select the RESETS menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Item
Sub-item
Values
Description
RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS
Allows you to clear the page buffer, remove all perishable personality data, reset the printing environment, and return most settings to factory defaults.
CALIBRATION RESET
Resets calibration values on the formatter.
SLEEP MODE
OFF
ON*
If SLEEP MODE is OFF, the product will never enter power save mode and no asterisk will appear next to any item when the user enters the menu item SLEEP DELAY.

Diagnostics menu

The DIAGNOSTICS menu allows you to run tests that can help you identify and solve problems with the product.

To display: Press the Home button , and then select the DIAGNOSTICS menu.

Values that have an asterisk (*) are the factory-default values. Some menu items have no default.
Item
Sub-item
Values
Description
PRINT EVENT LOG
Prints a report containing the last 50 entries in the product’s event log, starting with the most recent.
SHOW EVENT LOG
Displays the last 50 events, starting with the most recent.
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING
Prints a page that includes instructions, pages for each color, a demo page, and a configuration page. These pages can help isolate print-quality problems.
PRINT DIAGNOSTICS PAGE
Prints a page that can assist in diagnosing product problems.
DISABLE CARTRIDGE CHECK
This item allows you to remove a print cartridge to help determine which cartridge is the source of a problem.
PAPER PATH SENSORS
Performs a test on each of the product’s sensors to determine if they are working correctly and displays the status of each sensor.
PAPER PATH TEST
Tests the paper-handling features of the product, such as the configuration of the trays.
PRINT TEST PAGE
Generates a page for testing the paper-handling features. You must define the path for the test in order to test specific paper paths.
SOURCE
ALL TRAYS
TRAY 1
TRAY 2*
TRAY 3
TRAY 4
TRAY 5
Specifies whether the test page is printed from all trays or from a specific tray.
DUPLEX
OFF
ON
Determines whether the duplexer is included in the test.
This option is available only for models that have an automatic duplexer.
COPIES
1*
10
50
100
500
Determines how many pages should be sent from the specified source as part of the test.
MANUAL SENSOR TEST
Performs tests to determine whether the paper path sensors are operating correctly.
MANUAL SENSOR TEST 2
Performs additional tests to determine whether the paper path sensors are operating correctly.
COMPONENT TEST
A list of available components appears.
Activate individual parts independently to isolate noise, leaking, and other hardware issues.
PRINT/STOP TEST
Range is 0 - 60,000 milliseconds. The default is 0.
Isolates print quality faults more accurately by stopping the product in mid-print cycle, which allows you to see where the image begins to degrade. This causes a jam message that might need to be manually cleared. A service representative should perform this test.
COLOR BAND TEST
PRINT TEST PAGE
Prints a color band test page that is used to identify arcing in the high-voltage power supply.
COPIES
Range is 1 to 30. The default value is 1.
Specify how many copies of the internal page are printed.

Service menu

The SERVICE menu is locked and requires a PIN for access. This menu is intended for use by authorized service personnel.

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