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HP LaserJet 9055mfp and 9065mfp Series Products - PS Commands That Can Be Used to Control Basic Paper Handling

Introduction

PS commands can be sent to the MFP to enable specific functionality of a particular paper-handling device. These commands can only be sent to the printer on a "job by job" basis. The PS commands listed below are "job specific" and will set the functionality of the HP 2500-sheet multi-function finisher - (Q3634A), the HP 3000-sheet stapler/stacker - (Q3633A), the HP Punch Kit - (Q3635A) and the HP Post Insertion Kit - (Q3636A).

How it works

DESTINATION: Each finishing device offers two locations (BINS) to distribute finished print jobs to. Each BIN offers the ability to place the job in a face up or face down position.
NOTE: When pages are placed in a BIN face up, the first page will be placed on the bottom of the stack. Therefore, the stack order will start from the bottom with an order of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Because of this the use of the face up bin is generally used for one page jobs to increase performance when stack order is not an issue.
Device
Output destination
PS Commands
<</OutputType (BIN#) /MediaProcessing (face orientation)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption (face orientation)
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedevice
HP 3000-sheet stapler/stacker and HP multi-function finisher
Main bin (face down)
(BIN2)
(FACE_DOWN)
Main bin (face-up - straightest path)
(BIN 2)
(FACE_DOWN)
Upper bin (face down)
BIN2
(FACE_DOWN)
Upper bin (face up)
(BIN1)
(FACE_UP)
STAPLING: Stapling can be performed on the left, right, or top of the paper. Paper sizes that can only be fed through the MFP in short edge fashion can only be top stapled in the Portrait orientation.
NOTE: No more than 50 sheets can be stapled.
The Q3634A HP 2500-sheet multi-function finisher and the Q3633A HP 3000-sheet stapler/stacker devices provide the ability to perform several types of stapling:
  • Single point left corner
  • 2 points left, single point right
  • 2 points right
  • 2 points on top
NOTE: Only the Q3634A HP 2500-sheet multi-function finisher is able to perform the booklet option.
Finishing device
Staple position
PS commands
Additional commands
HP 3000-sheet stapler/stacker and HP multi-function finisher
Staple
<</MediaProcessing (STAPLING)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption (see below)
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedevice
Stapling is done in the main paper exit which is the lower tray of the Stapler/Stacker and the middle tray of the Multifunction Finisher.
NOTE: PT stands for Point
By default a maximum of 50 sheets can be stapled; The maximum can be changed by a technician.
None
(NONE)
No face orientation command needed
One Staple Left
(LEFT_1PT)
One Staple Right
(RIGHT_1PT)
Two Staples Left
(LEFT_2PT)
Two Staples Top
(UPPER_2PT)

FOLDING: (Some limitations for folding)

Folding functionality is only provided by the HP 2500-sheet multi-function finisher Q3634A. The number of sheets that can be folded are as follows:
  • Tri-fold is limited to three sheets (20-lb media).
  • Half is limited to 35 sheets (20-lb media).
  • Fold/Saddle Stitch is limited to 20 sheets (20-lb media).
Stapling limitations are as follows:
  • Tri-folding can not be stapled.
  • Half folding can only be saddle stitched if stapling is used.
    NOTE: The Q3634A HP 2500-sheet multi-function finisher provides the ability to perform two types of folding: Half sheet and Tri-fold (envelope insertion fold).

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Booklet printing

The grouping of commands below will help provide a booklet fold and center staple grouping (stitch) ONLY when using the multi-function finisher. Full functionality booklet printing requires N-UP printing and this can only be achieved by using the product's printer drivers.
Finishing device
Comments
Multi-function finisher (folding)
<</MediaProcessing (FOLD)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption
(see below
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedevice
Tri-Fold Inward
TRIFOLD) Cannot be performed without driver interaction
Maximum of three sheets.
NOTE: Requires driver interaction to place image in the INWARD position
Tri-Fold Outward
(TRIFOLD)
Maximum of three sheets.
Half-Fold Inward
(CENTERFOLD) Cannot be performed without driver interaction
Maximum of three sheets.
NOTE: Requires driver interaction to place image in the INWARD position
Half-Fold Outward
(CENTERFOLD)
Maximum of three sheets.
Fold and Stitch
<</MediaProcessing (BOOKLET_MAKER)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption (BOOKLET_MAKER)
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedevice
Maximum of 20 sheets.
Will fold and stitch with images facing out.
NOTE: Requires driver interaction to place image in the INWARD position

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Punching

The HP Punch Kit implements this capability. There are four different versions of the kit. Each kit provides different punching capabilities.
NOTE: If punching is attempted on a paper size or paper orientation that is not supported by the model of punch kit that is attached to the device, the copy controller on the MFP will disable the punch unit and punching will not be performed.
  • HP 2-hole punch kit Q3689A
  • HP 3-hole punch kit Q3635A
  • HP 4-hole punch kit Q3690A
  • HP 4-hole Swedish punch kit Q3691A

Punching can be performed on the left, right, or top of the paper. Depending on the number of holes (Kit used, 2, 3, or 4) and the size of the paper, punching may be restricted.

Finishing device
Option
Commands
Comments
Punch unit
  • HP 2-hole punch kit Q3689A
  • HP 3-hole punch kit Q3635A
  • HP 4-hole punch kit Q3690A
  • HP 4-hole Swedish punch kit Q3691A
Punch
<</MediaProcessing (PUNCH)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption
(see below
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedevice
Requires driver interaction if punching on the RIGHT side for proper orientation
None
(NONE)
Punch Left
(LEFT)
Punch Right
(RIGHT)
Punch Top
(CENTER)
When using the 3 and 4 hole punch kits this feature is only supported in a portrait orientation on the larger paper sizes and in the landscape orientation for the smaller sizes such a letter and A4.

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Post inserting

HP Post Insertion Kit - Q3636A

This unit is attached to the top of either of the two available finishing units, (Q3634A HP 2500-sheet multi-function finisher or the Q3633A HP 3000-sheet stapler/stacker). It works as a cover sheet feeder and provides two input trays that can be loaded with special materials for insertion by the finisher as a cover or back cover sheet. This media cannot be printed upon though, as there is no paper path back into the engine of the MFP.

The following commands are used for post insertion:
Finishing device
Source
Comments
HP Post Insertion Kit - Q3636A
Front Cover from Feeder
<</MediaProcessing (PI_COVER_FRONT)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption
(see below)
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedevice
Cover Sheet Feeder - Upper Tray
(UPPER_TRAY)
Cover Sheet Feeder - Lower Tray
(LOWER_TRAY)
Back Cover from Feeder
<</MediaProcessing (PI_COVER_BACK)
/MediaProcessingDetails<<
/MediaProcessingOption
[see below]
/MediaProcessingBoundary 0
/Type 8 >> >> setpagedeviceb
Cover Sheet Feeder - Upper Tray
(UPPER_TRAY)
Cover Sheet Feeder - Lower Tray
(LOWER_TRAY)

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Tray selections and paper sources

Physical Sources
Source Name
Command
Comments
<</ManualFeed false or true /MediaPosition X1>> setpagedevice
"Automatically Select" (PScript)
N/A
"Printer Auto Select" (PScript)
null
false
Tray 1
"Manual Feed in Tray 1"
3
true
100 sheet size sensing tray
Tray 1 First Mode not supported
Also known as Bypass tray
Tray 1
Tray 1
3
false
100 sheet size sensing tray
Tray 1 First Mode not supported
Also known as Bypass tray
Tray 2
"Tray 2"
0
false
500 sheet XY cassette
Tray 3
"Tray 3"
1
false
500 sheet XY cassette
Tray 4
"Tray 4"
4
false
1500 sheet XY cassette
NA
NA
Optional 4000 sheet XY cassette
Configured by technician to Letter, A4, B5(JIS), 16K, Exec(JIS), LetterW, A4W, B5W
Tray 5
"Tray 5"
38
false
Optional 4000 sheet XY cassette
Configured by technician to 11x17, Legal, Letter, LetterR, 12x18, A3, B4( JIS), 8K, 16K, A4, A4R, or Exec(JIS), A3W, B4W, A4W, A4W-R, 11x17W, LetterW, LetterW-R
Tray 5
"Tray 5"
38
false
Duplex
<</Duplex true /Tumble false>> setpagedevice
USE THIS WHEN YOU WANT THE DOC READ LIKE A BOOK
Duplex
<</Duplex true /Tumble false>> setpagedevice
USE THIS WHEN YOU WANT THE DOC READ LIKE A CALENDAR

1 X indicates the location where the number (command) is placed that indicates what tray to pull from. For all trays other than tray one, the value for manual feed should always be "false". "True" should only be used when tray 1 is selected and manual feed is desired.

For example, The following command would be used to pull paper from tray 4.

<</ManualFeed false /MediaPosition 4>> setpagedevice

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