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HP LaserJet 2200 Series Printers - Features in the HP LaserJet Device Configuration Utility and HP LaserJet Utility
The HP LaserJet device configuration and the HP LaserJet utility gives access to a variety of features for printing to the HP LaserJet 2200 series printer.
NOTE: Settings in the printer driver and software application override printer settings made in the configuration utility. Software application settings override printer driver settings.
Installing the configuration utility
For the HP LaserJet 2200 configuration utility to install properly, the HP LaserJet 2200 printer must be directly connected to the PC using either an IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel cable, a standard 2-meter USB cable.
Installing the HP LaserJet 2200 configuration utility if the HP LaserJet 2200 software has not been installed or has been uninstalled
Installing the HP LaserJet 2200 configuration utility if the HP LaserJet 2200 software was partially installed (express installed) or an OEM installation was performed
Accessing the HP LaserJet device configuration or HP LaserJet Utility
Explanation of HP configuration utility
The HP LaserJet 2200 printer configuration utility is available for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0. The configuration utility’s dialog consists of seven property sheets: General, Common, Tray Setup, Print Quality, Page Setup, Advanced, Reports, and About. Switch between property sheets using either the keyboard or mouse. When using the mouse, select the tab corresponding to the desired property sheet. All settings in the property sheets should be filled in with the current printer settings at the time that the utility is accessed. If the bidirectional interface is not functioning (due to a port lockout, a defective bidirectional cable, or a print server that does not have bidirectional functionality), some settings may not be available to the configuration utility. The user interface will reflect this by displaying "Setting Unknown" below that setting, along with the Printer Default icon for that setting.
General tab features
The General tab shows the printer(s) configured with the Utility. Other HP LaserJet printers (LJ 1200 and LJ3200 printer families) can use the Utility as well. Clicking Change Current allows switching between the printers configured with the utility without reopening the application.
The amount of installed memory (in Megabytes) for the active printer is also shown on this tab.
Clicking Save to File will save all of the current device settings. Clicking Retrieve from File will reinstate previously saved device settings into the utility.
Common tab features
The Common tab gives four adjustable settings: Jam recovery , Density , Language , and Default Paper Size .
Jam recovery allows the printer to attempt to reprint the job after a paper jam has been cleared from the printer. There are three radio button settings to choose from: Auto , On and Off . The default setting is on, which allows for jam recovery.
Print density is a measure of the darkness of print on the page. The density setting determines how much toner is applied to the media. The default setting is three (3 ). Changing to five (5 ) will increase the amount of toner deposited on the media while changing to one (1 ) will decrease the amount of toner applied.
Changing the Language setting will change the Control Panel display language. The default setting is English. Select from the following options in the drop-down menu: English , French , German , Italian , Spanish , Swedish , Danish , Norwegian , Dutch , Finnish , Portuguese , Polish , Hungarian and Russian .
Default paper size
Default paper size is set to reflect the paper size typically used by the printer. The default setting is Letter. Select from the following options in the drop-down menu: Letter , A4 , 8.5 x 13 , 16K , Executive , A5 , B5-JIS , Japanese Postcard , Japanese Double Postcard , Monarch Envelope , COM10 Envelope , DL Envelope , C5 Envelope and B5 Envelope .
Tray setup tab features
The option in the Tray Setup tab allows for choosing options for different trays in the printer, and auto continue options. The Tray Setup tab is divided into three sections: Optimize For , Paper Tray Assignments , and Input Auto Continue .
The Optimize For setting allows for choosing the appropriate fusing mode on the printer. For each tray on the printer, there are four choices in the drop-down menu: Lightweight (less than 16 lb.) , Midweight (16-34 lb.) , Heavyweight (34-60 lb.) and Extra Heavy (greater than 60 lb.) . The default setting for this setting is Midweight.
Paper Tray Assignments
In the Paper Tray Assignment setting, each tray can be specified with a different default type of paper size. In the drop-down menu, choose one of the following options for each tray: Letter , A4 , 8.5 x 13 , 16K , Executive , A5 , B5-JIS , Japanese Postcard , Japanese Double Postcard , Monarch Envelope , COM10 Envelope , DL Envelope , C5 Envelope and B5 Envelope . The default setting is Letter.
Each tray can also be locked out to an administrator. This will prevent other users from changing the set values. To lock out a tray, check the box next to the Lock option. This option is not a default setting.
Input Auto Continue
In the Input Auto Continue section, there are two settings: Action and Delay . The Action setting determines how the Auto Continue functions in the event that there is an error, such as an empty tray. Choose either Cancel Job or Override Paper Size . The Delay setting determines how long after an error occurs that a job is retried when Auto Continue is selected. The following options are available in the drop-down menu: Wait forever , No timeout , 5 minutes , 10 minutes , 20 minutes , 30 minutes , 45 minutes or 1 hour .
Print quality tab features
The Print Quality tab has four adjustable settings: Economode , Resolution , Resolution Enhancement (REt) and Courier Font Type .
Changing EconoMode to “on” will print a font in an outline format with gray fill. It uses about half the amount of toner as a normal print job. Select the On radio button to turn on Economode. Select the Off radio button to turn off Economode.
NOTE: If the 1200 dpi setting in the Resolution option is selected, the EconoMode option is unavailable and the “not” symbol (a bar) is displayed over the icon.
If the 600 dpi setting in the Resolution option is selected, the EconoMode option is available and the correct button is checked. This option tells the printer to use less toner to print jobs. All test pages are printed at 600 dpi. If selecting the 600 dpi setting, select the On setting in EconoMode, then change back to 1200 dpi. Test pages are printed at 600 dpi with EconoMode enabled.
Selecting one of the radio buttons can change resolution. The following resolution options are available to print with:
Resolution enhancement technology or REt
When REt is ON , it refines the print quality of characters by smoothing out jagged edges that can occur on the angles and curves of a printed image. Use the drop-down menu to select Off if graphics, particularly scanned images, are not printing clearly.
NOTE: REt is disabled when 1200 dpi settings are selected.
Courier font type
This option specifies the printer’s Courier font type. The default setting is Regular. Change the setting between Regular and Dark by selecting the appropriate radio button.
NOTE: The Dark setting corresponds to the look of the Courier font that was used on older HP LaserJet printers.
Page setup tab
The options in the Page Setup tab allow for changing the Orientation , Duplex , Default Copy Quantity and Form Lines Options .
NOTE: The simplex version of the HP LaserJet 2200 printer family (base model number C7064A) supports manual duplexing only.
Change the orientation default by clicking on the radio button for Portrait or Landscape printing. The default setting is portrait.
Change the duplex default setting by clicking on the radio button for On or Off . Default duplex setting is Off . If On is selected, two additional buttons are available for selection: Long Edge or Short Edge .
Choose the default number of copies printed by clicking on the up or down arrows. Default Copy setting is 1 .
Choose the default number of Form Lines by clicking on the up or down arrows. Default Form Lines setting is 60 .
There are five settings in the Advanced tab: Personality Control , Error Handling , Transfer Setting , Separation , and Timeout to end a print job .
NOTE: The Transfer Setting and Separation settings serve no purpose.
In the drop-down menu, choose one of three driver personality options: Automatic , PCL or PostScript (R) . The default setting is Automatic.
Put a check mark in the box to Print PS Errors .
Timeout to end a print job
Change the Timeout to end a print job setting in this tab. Click the desired time in the gradient bar. The minimum timeout setting is for 15 seconds; the maximum timeout setting is for 5 minutes. The default setting is 15 seconds.
Reports tab features
There are four reports that can be printed from the Reports tab. Click the desired button to print out any of the following reports:
About tab features
The About tab provides the version number of the configuration utility.