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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - Software for Windows

The following software is available to all users of the printer.

Printer drivers

A printer driver is the software component that provides access to printer features and provides the means for the computer to communicate with the printer. Choose a printer driver based on the way you use the printer.
  • Use the PCL 5e printer driver if you need print results to look consistent with those from older HP LaserJet printers. Certain features are not available in this printer driver. (Do not use the PCL 5e driver for this printer with older printers.)

  • Use the PCL 6 printer driver to take full advantage of the printer features (HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only). Unless complete backward compatibility with previous PCL drivers or older printers is necessary, the PCL 6 driver is recommended.

  • Use the PS printer driver for compatibility with PostScript (HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only). Certain printer features are not available in this printer driver.

The printer automatically switches between PS and PCL printer languages depending on the driver you have selected.

Available printer drivers

The following printer drivers are included with the printer.
Available printer drivers
HP LaserJet 1160 printer
HP LaserJet 1320 series printer
host-based
PCL 5e
PCL 5e
PCL 6
PS

Printing-system software components for Windows

Software components for Windows
Components
Description
HP Installer
Installs HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printing-system software based on the host-computer hardware that the installer detects.
Uninstaller
Removes files and folders that were installed when the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printing-system software was originally installed on the computer.
Scrubber utility
Removes files and folders that were installed when the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printing-system software was originally installed on the computer. The scrubber is located at x:\temp\scrubber\scrubber.exe (where x is letter of the CD-ROM drive). Runtime of the scrubber utility is less than 2 seconds and requires no user interaction once initiated.
HP Toolbox
Provides an interface through your Web browser to manage the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer. Use the HP Toolbox to perform the following tasks:
  • Monitor the status of your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.
  • Change the print settings for your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.
  • Find troubleshooting and "How-To" information for performing basic tasks.
  • Configure and receive Status Alerts when certain events occur or certain conditions exist on your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.
Driver software
Allows you to print with the computer and the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer. This software includes the following drivers:
  • The host-based printer driver.
  • The PCL 6 printer driver is always installed by default (HP LaserJet 1320 series only).
  • The PCL 5e printer driver. This driver is not installed by default. To install the PCL 5e driver, use the Add Printer Wizard.
  • The PostScript (PS) printer driver and PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for printing with PostScript Level 2 Emulation. This driver is not installed by default. To install the PostScript driver, use the Custom installation or the Add Printer Wizard.
Online Help
Provides help for using the software for the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer.
The user documentation for these products is included on the installation CD as both .CHM (online help) files and Adobe Acrobat (R) .PDF files. The software CD uses a version of Adobe Acrobat Reader that remains on the CD and does not need to be installed on the computer. However, you need a Web browser installed on the computer to view the contents of any .CHM file.

Printing-system software features

Printing-system software features for the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printers include the following:

  • New Installer. The HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printers include a new installer that improves the software installation process and supports either a hardware-first or a software-first installation.

    • Software-first is the recommended installation method.

    • In a hardware-first installation, the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printing-system software uses two separate installers, which run together to set up the port and the printing-system software correctly. If you cancel the installation after the hardware-first plug-and -play installer finishes, your installation consists of the print driver only.

    • You have the option to perform a minimal installation, which consists of a print driver only.

  • HP Toolbox. The HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printing-system software includes a Web-based program that you can use to communicate with and manage your HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer. Use the HP Toolbox to monitor the status of the printer, and to examine and change printer settings. The HP Toolbox provides printer alert functionality, presents troubleshooting and “How Do I” content, and provides access to HP instant support.

  • HP Print Screen utility. The HP Print Screen utility is a software application that enables you to print the current screen of the PC to the default printer. HP Print Screen also allows you to save the screen to an image file.

HP Toolbox

You can view the HP toolbox when the printer is directly connected to your computer or when it is connected to a network. You must have performed a complete software installation to use the HP toolbox.

The HP toolbox is a Web application that you can use for the following tasks:
  • Check the printer status.

  • Configure the printer settings.

  • View troubleshooting information.

  • View online documentation.

Embedded Web server

This feature is only available on the HP LaserJet 1320n, HP LaserJet 1320tn, and HP LaserJet 1320nw printers.
The embedded Web server is available for the HP LaserJet 1320 series printer over the Internal HP Jetdirect network connection.
With the embedded Web server, you can gain access to the printer settings and information by typing an IP address or hostname of the printer in a Web browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer) on any computer. You can use the embedded Web server to configure the printer, view status information, and obtain troubleshooting information.
These settings can also be changed using HP Toolbox.
The embedded Web server works with the following supported Web browsers:
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (and later)

  • Netscape Navigator 4.75 (and later)

Software component availability

The following table lists the availability of the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printing-system software components by operating system:

In the following table, "98SE/Me" refers to Windows 98SE and Windows Me; "2K/XP" refers to Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Component
Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
UNIX
Linux
Drivers
HP Host-based driver (HP LaserJet 1160 only)
X
X
HP Traditional PCL 6 driver (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)
X
HP Traditional PCL 5e driver
X
HP Traditional PostScript driver
X
HP PCL 6 Unidriver (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)
X
HP PCL 5e Unidriver
X
HP PostScript Unidriver (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)
X
HP traditional PostScript Printer Description (PPD) (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)
X
X
UNIX Model Script
Linux printing drivers and model script
Installers
Common Windows Installer
X
X
CD Browser
X
X
Fonts
X
X
.INF file (Add Printer)
X
X
Bidirectional communication
Network Bidirectional Communications
X
X
Direct Connect Bidirectional Communications
X
X
Remote management and status
Web Jetadmin³,4
HP recommends that you use Web Jetadmin version 7.6 or later with the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer
X
Applet for Web Jetadmin³,4
X
HP Toolbox version 3.1
X
X
Online Documentation
HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 series printer User Guide5
X
X
HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printer Printing System Installation Notes
X
X
Help systems
X
X
Other
PostScript Fonts (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)
X
X
HP Print Screen application
X
X

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