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HP LaserJet IIP and IIP Plus Printers - Control Panel Keys and Menus

This document illustrates and explains how to use the Control Panel for the HP LaserJet IIP and IIP Plus printers.

HP LaserJet IIP and IIP Plus printer control panel

NOTE: Procedures for using printer control panels are similar from one HP LaserJet printer model to another.

Figure 1: Control Panel

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Control panel layout

To access the function listed on the top of a Control Panel key, momentarily press and release the key. To access the function listed on the bottom of a key, hold down the ALT key; then press the desired key. (For example, to reset the printer, hold down the ALT key and press RESET.)

ON LINE
Reset
Press ON LINE to place the printer online and offline. The printer is online and ready to receive data when the online indicator is lit. To use any of the other keys on the Control Panel, the printer must be offline.
Hold down ALT and press RESET to reset the printer and return all Printing Menu settings to their Control Panel defaults. Resetting the printer also deletes temporary soft fonts, macros, and the print buffer.
MENU
Print Fonts
Press MENU to access the Printing Menu and the Configuration Menu.
Hold down ALT and press PRINT FONTS to print one or more pages of sample text showing all of the currently available fonts.
ENTER
Test
Press ENTER to save the currently displayed choice while in the Printing Menu or Configuration Menu.
Hold down ALT and press TEST to print a PCL Self Test and Cleaning Paper.
FORM FEED
Continue
Press FORM FEED to print any data remaining in the print buffer (indicated by an illuminated form feed light). The FORM FEED key is disabled when the PostScript (R) language is running.
Hold down ALT and press CONTINUE to clear an error message and return the printer to online status.
Alt
Hold down ALT to access the functions listed on the bottom of the other Control Panel keys.
+
-
Press + to scroll or step forward through menu item choices.
Hold down ALT and press - to scroll or step backwards through menu item choices.

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Control panel menus

Use the information that follows to change HP LaserJet IIP and IIP plus printer menu settings.

  1. Press ON LINE to take the printer offline.

  2. Press MENU repeatedly until the desired setting appears. To access the Configuration Menu, press MENU repeatedly until DEVICE CONFIG appears, then press ENTER.

  3. Press + or - to select the desired setting.

  4. Press ENTER to save selections. An asterisk appears to the right of the setting.

  5. To make another selection, return to step 2. To exit the menu, press ON LINE.

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Printing menu items

MP SIZE =
LETTER*, LEGAL, A4, EXEC, COM10, MONARCH, C5, or DL.
This is for the size of media loaded in the MP (multipurpose) tray. This menu item does not appear when TRAYS LC ONLY is selected.
COPIES =
1* to 99
Default number of copies.
FONT SRC =
I*, C, or S
PCL default font source: Internal, Cartridge, or Soft. (Not Mac.)
FONT NUM =
0* to 999
PCL default font number. (Not Mac.)
TRAYS =
BOTH, LC TRAY, MP TRAY, or LC ONLY*
Default input tray. This menu item appears only when an optional Lower Cassette is installed.
JOB SIZE =
LETTER*, LEGAL, A4, EXEC, COM10, MONARCH, C5, or DL
PCL default print image size; should match the size of media being used. (Not Mac.)
ORIENT =
P* or L
PCL default print orientation: Portrait or Landscape. (Not Mac.)
LINES OF TXT =
5... 60*... 128
PCL default number of lines printed on a full page. (Not Mac.)
MAN FEED =
OFF* or ON
Manual feed mode.
SYM SET =
ROMAN-8*
PCL default symbol set. (Not Mac.)

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Configuration menu items

AUTOCONT =
OFF* or ON
Auto Continue mode. Specifies whether printing stops or continues when clearable errors occur.
I/O =
PARALLEL*, SERIAL, or OPTIONAL
Printer interface selection. OPTIONAL appears only when an optional interface is installed.
BAUDRATE =
300 ... 9600* ... 19200
Data transfer rate for serial communication.
ROBUST XON =
OFF or ON*
XON signal frequency for serial communication: OFF for once, ON for once every second.
DTR POLAR =
HI* or LO
Data terminal ready signal polarity for serial communication.
STARTPAGE =
OFF* or ON
PostScript startup page.
LANGUAGE =
ENG*
Appears when using PostScript.

* Factory default setting.

**Menu items are HP PCL or PostScript language specific.

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