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HP Deskjet 3740, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3745v, and 3747 Printers - Printer Driver Setting Definitions

Introduction

Printing by the HP Deskjet 3745 printer is controlled by the driver software that was installed during the printer driver installation. Changes to the printer properties can be set and changed in the Properties dialog box. The methods of accessing the dialog box will differ, depending on the software program being used. One of the following methods will open the Properties dialog box.

  • Click File, Print, then click the Properties button.

  • Click File, Print Setup, then click the Properties button.

  • Click File, Print, Setup, then click the Properties button.

  • Click Print, Properties, then click Printer Assistant.

  • Click the Taskbar Printer icon.

  • Right-click the applicable 3740 icon in the Printers folder, then click the Printer Preferences button.

One of the methods described above will open the Printer Properties dialog box.

Printer setting definitions

The driver settings are explained below.

Figure 1: Printing Shortcuts

The first box on the Printing Shortcuts tab is What do you want to do? Select from General everyday printing, Photo printing-borderless, Photo printing-with white borders, or Fast/economical printing.

The appropriate settings are automatically made by choosing one of the options in What do you want to do?

If desired, make manual selections to the settings described in the table below. The settings that are available depends on which setting is selected in the What do you want to do? box.

Driver setting
Definition
Print quality
Select from five print quality settings
Paper type
Make the appropriate setting for the type of paper you are using
Paper size
Select the paper size being used
Orientation
Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide)
Print on both sides
Defaults to off. Select Manually to print two sided.
Print in grayscale
Defaults to off. Select Off, High quality or Black only.
Copies
Choose the number of copies to print.

Selecting either Photo printing-borderless or Photo printing-with white borders in the What do you want to do? box, will bring up the HP digital photography options dialog box.

Figure 2: HP digital photography options

Selecting from the six options available may alter the quality of photo printing. In most applications, the program defaults will provide the best digital print.

Figure 3: Paper/Quality

The first box on the Paper/Quality tab is Print Tasks Quick Sets. Select from Default print settings, Draft text or text with color printing, Professional text or text with color printing, Professional photo-quality printing, Economical 4x6 in. photo, HP Everyday Photo Paper, or Borderless photo, 4x6 in.

The appropriate settings are automatically selected made by choosing an option in the Print Tasks Quick Sets box.

New Quick Sets can be added by performing the following steps:

  1. Type a new Quick Sets description in the Print Tasks Quick Sets box.

  2. Choose the appropriate Paper options (Size is:, Type is:).

  3. Choose the appropriate Print Quality.

  4. Click Save to save the new Quick Set.

To delete a new Quick Set, select the desired Quick Set and click Delete.

Figure 4: Basics

In the Basics tab, Print Task Quick Sets can be selected, added, or deleted, as well as changes made to Orientation, Page Order, and Copy Count.

If desired, make manual selections to the settings described in the following table:

Driver setting
Definitions
Orientation
Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide). Click Mirror image for reverse printing, such as iron-on decals.
Page order
Select Front to back, Back to front.
Copies
Select the number of copies to print.
Print Preview
Click Show print preview to preview the print job before actually printing.

Figure 5: Color

In the Color tab, Print Task Quick Sets can be selected, added, or deleted, as well as changes made to Color options.

To print in grayscale, click Print in grayscale, then select High quality or Black print cartridge only.

Figure 6: Services

In the Services tab, click Service this device to open the HP Deskjet 3740 Series Toolbox dialog box.

Figure 7: HP Deskjet 3740 Series Toolbox: Device Services

Three services are available on the Device Services tab.

  • Click Align the Printer to open the Align the Print Cartridges wizard.

  • Click Clean the Print Cartridges to open the Clean the print Cartridge(s) wizard.

  • Click Print a Test Page to open the Print a Test Page wizard. Once the wizard is open, click Print Page to print a test page or click Cancel to close the wizard.

Figure 8: Estimated Ink Level

The Estimated Ink Level tab shows an estimate of how much ink is left in the printer's tri-color and black ink cartridges.

  • Click Print Cartridge Ordering Information to open the Print Cartridge Ordering Information dialog box.

Figure 9: Print Cartridge Ordering Information

To order a new print cartridge,

  1. Click Order Online to go to the HP My supplies finder Web page to order new print cartridges online or,

  2. Click Print Page to print a page with replacement cartridge part numbers.

Figure 10: Configuration

The first box in the Configuration tab is Accessories. These accessories are not available on all printer models and may appear dimmed if not available.

In the Messages box, select either Display Print Settings Confirmation Dialog or Display Status Window.

The Attempt to Use Hardware ECP option in the Performance box is not available on all printer models, and may appear dimmed if not available.

  • To apply any changes to the configuration settings, click Apply.

  • To restore factory defaults, click Factory Settings.

  • Click Configure Status Messages to select which status messages to show, and to set the status report rate.

Figure 11: Status Messages

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