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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - PCL 6 and PCL 5e Traditional driver features (for Windows 98SE and Windows Me)

Access to drivers

To gain access to driver settings from within most software programs, click File , click Print , and then click Properties . The appearance and names of the driver tab can vary, depending on the operating system. These settings apply only while the software program is open.

You can also control the drivers directly from the Printers folder. These settings change the default settings that are used across all software programs.

  • In Windows NT 4.0, click Start , select Settings , click Printers , right-click the product name, and then click Document Defaults... to gain access to the same set of driver tabs that the software program controls.

If, after right-clicking the product name, you click Properties , you gain access to a different set of tabs that control the driver behavior and driver connections.

Help system

The HP PCL 6 and PCL 5e Traditional drivers include a full-featured Help system to provide assistance with printing and configuration options. The following Help options are available:

  • What's this? Help
  • Context-sensitive Help
  • Constraint messages
  • Bubble Help

What's this? Help

"What's this?" Help is supported in Windows 98SE and Windows Me. You can gain access to "What's this?" Help messages in any of the following ways:

  • Right-click a control or option and then click What's this? , and a pop-up Help window appears.

  • Click the ? button at the upper-right corner of the frame, next to the X , to change the cursor to an arrow with a question mark. Use this special cursor to select a control or option, and the pop-up Help window for that feature appears.

  • Press the F1 key, and the Help window for the currently selected control or option appears.

Context-sensitive Help

Press the Help button on a driver tab or in a dialog box, and context-sensitive Help appears.

Constraint messages

Constraint messages are unsolicited messages that appear in response to specific actions that you take. These messages alert you to selections that are illogical or impossible given the product capabilities or the current settings of other controls. For example, if you click Print on Both Sides and then change the media type to Transparency , a message appears asking you to resolve this conflict.

1: Typical constraint message

Whenever a constraint message appears with OK and Cancel buttons, the interpretation of the buttons is as follows:

  • Clicking OK accepts the change that was just made, and the driver then resets the conflicting control to a setting that is compatible with the new value.

  • Clicking Cancel rejects the change that was just made, and the control remains set at its previous value.

Bubble Help

Bubble Help features a graphical icon resembling a cartoon speech bubble with a small i in it, representing the international symbol for information. The following illustration shows Bubble Help icons on a driver tab.

2: Property page with a bubble help icon

The bubble typically appears next to a disabled control, although it can also accompany an enabled control if there is an important note concerning its use. Moving the pointer over the bubble changes the arrow to a gloved hand, which indicates that the area underneath the pointer is selectable. When the bubble is selected by using either the mouse or the keyboard, a message box appears with a brief explanation about why the control is disabled and what can be done to enable it. If the control is not disabled, the message is a tip or a precaution to be aware of when using that particular feature.

The following table lists Bubble Help messages and the conditions that cause them to appear.

Bubble Help messages
Condition/Cause
Effect
Message
Finishing tab
Pages per Sheet is greater than 1 .
Finishing tab
Booklet Printing is not available if Print on Both Sides check box is selected.
To use this feature, set Pages per Sheet to 1 (see Finishing tab).
Finishing tab
Pages per Sheet is greater than 1 .
Effects tab
Print Document On is not available.
To use this feature, set Pages per Sheet to 1 (see Finishing tab).
Finishing tab
Pages per Sheet is greater than 1 .
Effects tab
% of Normal Size is not available.
To use this feature, set Pages per Sheet to 1 (see Finishing tab).
Finishing tab
Booklet Printing setting is Off .
Effects tab
Pages per Sheet is not available.
To use this feature, set the Booklet Printing option to Off (see Finishing tab).
Finishing tab
Booklet Printing setting is Off .
Effects tab
Print Document On is not available.
To use this feature, set the Booklet Printing option to Off (see Finishing tab).
Finishing tab
Booklet Printing setting is Off .
Effects tab
% of Normal Size is not available.
To use this feature, set the Booklet Printing option to Off (see Finishing tab).
Effects tab
The Print Document On check box is selected.
Effects tab
% of Normal Size is not available.
To use this feature, turn off the Print Document On option (see Effects tab).
Effects tab
The Print Document On check box is selected.
Finishing tab
Pages per Sheet is not available.
To use this feature, turn off the Print Document On option (see Effects tab).
Effects tab
The % of Normal Size setting is any value except 100% .
Effects tab
Print Document On is not available.
To use this feature, set % of Normal Size to 100 (see Effects tab ).
Effects tab
The % of Normal Size setting is any value except 100% .
Finishing tab
Booklet Printing is not available.
To use this feature, set % of Normal Size to 100 (see Effects tab ).
Effects tab
The % of Normal Size setting is any value except 100% .
Finishing tab
Pages per Sheet is not available.
To use this feature, set % of Normal Size to 100 (see Effects tab ).
Paper tab
Type Is setting is Transparency , Labels , or Envelope .
Finishing tab
Bubble Help points to the Print on Both Sides check box.
This feature is not available with the currently selected media type. (see Paper tab )
Paper tab
The Size Is setting is anything except Letter , Legal , or A4 .
Finishing tab
Bubble Help points to the Booklet Printing drop-down menu, which is not available.
To use this feature, set the media size to Letter , Legal or A4 (see Paper tab).
Paper tab
The Source Is tray selected for Other Pages is the same as the one selected for First Page .
Paper tab
Bubble Help points to Type Is drop-down menu.
In order to use this feature, choose a source tray different from the first page.
Effects tab
Watermarks exceed 30.
Effects tab
Bubble Help points to Watermarks .
You cannot add a new watermark because the list is full. You may edit existing watermarks, or you may delete unused ones to make more room.
Finishing tab
The Booklet Printing option is not set to Off .
Paper tab, Back Cover option
Bubble Help points to the No back Cover option button.
To use this feature, set the Booklet Printing option to Off (see Finishing tab).

Finishing tab features

The Finishing tab is the default tab that appears when you click Document Defaults... (or Printing Preferences , depending on your operating system) for the driver or for a software program.

3: Finishing tab - PCL 6 Traditional driver

The Finishing tab contains the following options:

  • Print Task Quick Sets
  • Document Options
  • Document preview image
  • Print Quality

Print Task Quick Sets

This group box is present on each tab for the driver. Print Task Quick Sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications (such as media size, pages per sheet, and so on).

Default Print Settings

The default setting is Default Print Settings . Other settings are User Guide Print Settings and Type new Quick Set name here . When Defaults is selected, nearly all settings are restored to the combination that existed after the driver was installed. However, if the attribute combinations associated with watermark definitions, custom media sizes, or the User Guide Print Settings quick set have been changed or deleted, the original settings are not restored.

Default Print Settings appears automatically if no other driver settings have been changed since the driver was installed, or if all driver settings match the original settings. Otherwise, the setting in the Print Task Quick Sets menu will be the same label that appeared when you last closed the printing Properties dialog box by clicking OK .

User Guide Print Settings

This setting provides a quick set for optimal printing of the hp LaserJet 1160 and hp LaserJet 1320 series printer User Guide .

Custom Print Task Quick Sets

When you change any of the default settings on the Finishing tab or any of the other tabs, the name in the Print Task Quick Set drop-down menu dynamically changes to Type new Quick Set name here . If you want to save this configuration as a quick set, highlight the word Type new Quick Set name here , type the name you want for your new quick set, and click Save . Print Task Quick Sets are saved in the system registry. To delete a quick set, select it from the drop-down menu and click Delete .

You can store a maximum of ten user-defined Print Task Quick Sets on a particular system. If you attempt to save too many, a message box appears that reads, "There are too many Print Task Quick Sets defined. Please delete some before adding new ones."

Document Options

Use the Document Options group box, shown in the following illustration, to select options for printing on both sides and for changing the number of pages that are printed on each sheet.

4: Document Options group box

The Document Options group box contains the following controls:

  • Correct Order for Straight Paper Path

  • Print on Both Sides check box

  • Print on Both Sides (Manually) . This setting is available only when the Allow Manual Duplexing check box on the Configure tab is selected. The Allow Manual Duplexing check box is selected by default.

  • Flip Pages Up . This setting prints the document so that the pages can flip up, as in a calendar.

  • Booklet Printing

  • Pages per Sheet

  • Print Page Borders

  • Page Order

Correct Order for Straight Paper Path

Select the Correct Order for Straight Paper Path option and open the straight-through output path door on the back of the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer to minimize and straighten the media path through the product. The straight-through output path is useful when you are printing envelopes, transparencies, heavy media, or any media that tends to curl. Printed media exists in reverse order when the straight-through output door is open.

Printed media does not stack when you use the straight-through output path. The media drops to the surface below unless you remove each sheet as it exists the product.

Automatically printing on both sides (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)

The duplexing unit in the product prints on two sides of a sheet of media when the Print on Both Sides option is specified in the print job. The HP LaserJet 1320, 1320n, and 1320tn models come with a duplexing unit installed.

To achieve the best print quality when printing on the second side of the page, the product needs to make adjustments to its print modes. When you select a media type, you are, in effect, instructing the product to use a group of settings, such as fuser temperature and print speed, to produce the best possible quality. This group of settings is known as a mode or print mode, and a different print mode is used with each media type. Print-mode adjustments are automatic when the duplexing unit is used.

Print on Both Sides (Manually) option

The default setting for the Print on Both Sides (Manually) option is not selected. Print on Both Sides (Manually) is not available in the following configurations.

  • Type is is set to Envelope , Transparency , or Labels

Clicking Print on Both Sides (Manually) makes the Flip Pages Up and Booklet Printing options available. The default for both of these options is not selected.

Manually printing on both sides

Follow these steps to manually print on both sides:

  1. Print all of the even-numbered pages in your document. Some software programs have a selection in the Print dialog box that you can use to specify printing even or odd pages.

  2. If your finished document has an odd number of pages, add a blank page to the bottom of the stack of even-numbered pages (behind the last even-numbered page).

  3. Open the printer driver and click the Paper/Quality tab. Click Manual Feed from Tray 1 from the Source is: drop-down menu.

  4. For the second half of the job, place the printed side face-down in Tray 1 or face-up in Tray 2 or Tray 3.

Flip Pages Up

The Flip Pages Up check box, which is available only when Print on Both Sides (Manually) is selected, is used to specify the duplex-binding option. The following table demonstrates the results of selecting this box, depending upon the media orientation that you selected on the Basics tab.

Page orientation
Orientation (Basics tab)
Flip Pages Up selected
Flip Pages Up not selected
Portrait
Short-edge binding
Long-edge binding
Landscape
Long-edge binding
Short-edge binding

When Print on Both Sides (Manually) is selected, the document preview image changes to show a spiral binding along either the left or the top edge of the page. In addition, a folded-over corner appears in the lower-right portion of the preview image, indicating that printing will occur on the back side. An arrow on the folded-over corner points in the direction that the pages would be flipped if they were bound together.

Booklet Printing

The Booklet Printing drop-down menu, visible when Print on Both Sides (Manually) is selected, offers five choices, two of which are based on the current media size. The list contains the items with the following structure:

  • Off

  • [paper size] (Left Binding)

  • [paper size] (Right Binding)

The [paper size] setting depends on the media size set on the Paper tab. The following table shows the appropriate entries in the Booklet Printing drop-down menu for each selected media size.

Selected media size
Media size selected
Entries in Booklet Printing Drop-down menu
Letter
Off
Letter (Left Binding)
Letter (Right Binding)
Legal (Left Binding)
Legal (Right Binding)
Legal
Off
Legal (Left Binding)
Legal (Right Binding)
A4
Off
A4 (Left Binding)
A4 (Right Binding)

Booklet printing is disabled when the following media sizes are selected: Executive , A5 , B5 , and envelopes and postcards of any size.

The Booklet Printing drop-down menu appears only when the following conditions exist:

  • Print on Both Sides (Manually) is selected.

  • % of Normal Size (on the Effects tab) is 100.

  • Pages per Sheet is 1.

  • Size Is (on the Paper tab) is set to Letter , Legal , or A4 .

  • Print Document On (on the Effects tab) is not selected.

If any except the first of these conditions is not met, a Bubble Help appears next to Booklet Printing to tell you why it is disabled.

Activating booklet printing

Use the following steps to activate booklet printing:

  1. Click File , click Print , and then click Properties .

  2. Click the Finishing tab. On the drop-down menu, select Print on Both Sides (Manually) .

  3. In the Booklet Printing drop-down menu, select the type of booklet printing you want. The booklet printing type consists of the media size and the location of the binding. For example, Letter (Left binding) .

Selecting a booklet cover

Follow these instructions to select a booklet cover that is different from your inside pages.

  1. Click File , click Print , and then click Properties .

  2. Click the Paper tab, and then select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box.

  3. Click the Front Cover option. Click the Add blank or preprinted cover check box to select it. On theSource is and Type is menus, select the size, source, and type settings for your front cover.

  4. Click the First Page , Other Pages , and Last Page options and select the settings for each on the Size is , Source is , and Type is menus, select the size, source, and type settings for the inside sheets of your print job.

  5. Click the Back Cover option. Click the Add blank or preprinted cover check box to select it. On theSource is and Type is menus, select the size, source, and type settings for your front cover.

Pages per Sheet

The Pages per Sheet drop-down menu provides six settings: 1 (default), 2 , 4 , 6 , 9 , and 16 . If you type another value into the box (for example, 3), the control will round the value entered to the nearest valid value (in this example, 4).

Print Page Borders sets a line around each page image on a printed sheet to help visually define the borders of each logical page.

The Page Order drop-down menu contains four selections:

  • Right, then Down

  • Down, then Right

  • Left, then Down

  • Down, then Left

The preview document image changes to reflect alterations in these settings, as shown by the examples in the following illustration.

  • 2 pages per sheet
  • 4 pages per sheet
  • 6 pages per sheet
  • 9 pages per sheet
  • 16 pages per sheet

Document preview image

The preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right-side-up. The preview image appears in the upper right corner of all properties tabs except for the Configure tab.

Switching between tabs does not change the location or appearance of the preview image. When you move the mouse over the preview image, the mouse cursor will change from an arrow to a gloved hand. You can toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking on the image. The light-yellow dimensions label that appears below the preview image reflects the selected page size. The horizontal dimension is always first, so the order of the numbers will reverse when the orientation changes. Click on the label to toggle between English and metric units.

Print Quality

The Print Quality group box provides options that control resolution, graphics settings, and font settings. The group box includes the following options:

  • Best Quality button

  • Faster Printing button

  • Custom button

  • EconoMode check box

The Print Quality group box also includes a Details button. Clicking this button opens the Print Quality Details dialog box, which provides options for various print-quality settings.

The following illustration shows the Faster Printing Print Quality Details settings for the HP LaserJet 1320 PCL 6 Traditional driver.

5: Print Quality Details dialog box - HP LaserJet 1320 PCL 6

Current Setting (Faster Printing setting)

For the HP LaserJet 1320 PCL 6 Traditional driver, the Faster Printing mode contains the following settings:

  • Resolution is set to 600 dpi

  • Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) is set to On

  • Scale Patterns (WYSIWYG) is selected

  • Print all Text as Black is not selected

Font Settings group box

In the Font Settings group box, the only available option is Send TrueType as Bitmaps , which provides a safety net for software programs that cannot easily use TrueType fonts for special graphic purposes such as shading, rotation, or slanting.

Output Settings group box

The Output Settings group box contains the following options:

  • Resolution
  • Resolution Enhancement technology (REt)
  • Scale Patterns (WYSIWYG)
  • Print all Text as Black

Resolution

You can change the setting to accommodate the type of job that you are printing. The following are the settings:

  • ProRes 1200 (156 lpi) (HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only): This setting uses ProRes 1200 to provide fine-line detail at 1200 x 1200 dpi.

  • ProRes 1200 (180 lpi) (HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only): This setting uses ProRes 1200 to provide fine-line detail at 1200 x 1200 dpi.

  • FastRes 1200: This setting uses FastRes 1200 to provide 600 x 600 dpi, 1200 dpi effective output quality using REt.

  • 600dpi: This setting provides 600 x 600 dpi.

Resolution Enhancement technology (REt)

Select On to refine the print quality of characters by smoothing out jagged lines that can occur with longer printing times. Select Off to disable the feature if graphics or images, particularly scanned images, are not printing clearly. The default setting is On .

Scale Patterns (WYSIWYG)

The Scale Patterns (WYSIWYG) feature is implemented to address the moiré effect that is created when certain software programs encounter certain patterns. Use this feature to turn off the pattern scaling. What you lose is WYSIWYG with patterns, but the printed result might look better. The feature works only with programs that use vector hatch patterns. This option is on by default.

Print all Text as Black

Print all Text as Black is off by default. When selected, this option causes the driver to print all text as black regardless of the original document text color. By design, however, white text remains white, as a fail-safe method of printing reverse typeface against a dark background. This setting does not affect graphic images on the page.

EconoMode

EconoMode is a feature that allows the product to use less toner per page. Selecting this option will extend the life of the toner supply and will reduce cost per page. However, it will also reduce print quality. The printed image is lighter, but it is adequate for printing drafts or proofs.

HP does not recommend the full-time use of EconoMode. If EconoMode is used full-time when the average toner coverage is significantly less than 5 percent, it is possible that the toner supply will outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge. If print quality begins to degrade under these circumstances, you must install a new print cartridge, even if there is toner supply remaining in the cartridge.

Effects tab features

The Effects tab is used to create unique media effects such as scaling and watermarks.

6: Effects tab - PCL 6 Traditional driver

The Effects tab contains the following options.

  • Print Task Quick
  • Document preview image
  • Fit To Page
  • Watermarks

Print Task Quick Sets

Use the Print Task Quick Sets control to store the current combination of driver settings that are found on all of the other driver tabs. Print task quick sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see Print Task Quick Sets in the Finishing tab section of this guide.

Document preview image

The preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right side up. The preview image appears in the upper right corner of all properties tabs except for the Configure tab. For more information, see the Document preview image section of this guide.

Fit To Page

The Fit to Page group box includes features that scale the image on the page, either by specifying a numeric percentage or by specifying a scale change to a different media size. Fit to Page handles scale transformations.

Print Document On setting

Use Print Document On to format the document for one media size and then print the document on a different media size, with or without scaling the page image to fit the new media size.

The Print Document On control is disabled by any of the following conditions.

  • Percent of Normal Size is not 100 .

  • Pages per Sheet (on the Finishing tab) is not 1 .

When Print Document On is selected, the drop-down menu shows the media sizes on which you can print. The list contains all standard media sizes supported by the selected media source and any custom sizes that you have created (if the currently selected media source is manual, auto, or any tray). When Print Document On is selected, Scale to Fit is automatically selected.

Scale to Fit option

The Scale to Fit option specifies whether each formatted document page image is scaled to fit the target media size. By default, Scale to Fit is selected when Print Document On is selected. If the setting is turned off, then the document page images will not be scaled, and are instead centered at full size on the target media. If the document size is larger than the target media size, then the document image is clipped. If it is smaller, then it is centered within the target media. The following illustration shows preview images for a document that has been formatted for Legal media with the Print Document On option selected, and the target size specified as Letter .

7: Preview images - Legal on Letter; Scale to Fit off (left) and on (right)

When the size for which the document is formatted (that is, the logical size) differs from the target size, the preview image uses a dashed gray line to show the boundaries of the logical page in relation to the target page size.

% of Normal Size option

The % of Normal Size option provides a slider bar for scaling the percentage setting. The default setting in the entry box is 100 percent of normal size. Normal size is defined as the media size selected within the driver or what the driver receives from the application (if the application does not negotiate media size with the driver). The driver will scale the page by the appropriate factor and send it to the product.

The limits of the range are from 25 percent to 400 percent, and any values outside the range are clipped to those limits as soon as the focus is removed from the control (that is, when the TAB key is pressed or another control is selected).

Any change to the scale also changes the page preview, which increases or decreases from the top-left corner of the preview.

The slider bar controls the scale directly. The value in the edit box changes as the scroll bar indicator is dragged, and the preview image is updated to the new image scale. Each click on the scroll bar arrows increases or decreases the scale by one percent. Each click on the slider bar affects the scale by 10 percent.

You cannot achieve an exact value by dragging the scroll bar indicator at the default Windows resolution. Use the scroll bar indicator to approximate the value that you want, and then use the scroll bar arrows to refine the value.

The following settings disable % of Normal Size :

  • Print Document On is selected.

  • Pages per Sheet is not 1 .

  • Booklet Printing is ON.

Watermarks

Use the Watermarks feature to choose a watermark, create your own custom watermarks (text only), or edit an existing watermark. The following watermarks are preset in the driver.

  • (none)
  • Confidential
  • Draft
  • SAMPLE

The drop-down menu shows alphabetically sorted watermarks that are currently available on the system, plus the string (none) , which indicates that no watermark is selected. This is the default setting. Any watermark selected from this list appears in the preview image.

When First Page Only is selected, the watermark is printed only on the first page of the document. The First Page Only check box is disabled when the current watermark selection is (none) .

Watermarks are applied to logical pages. For example, when Pages per Sheet is set to 4 and First Page Only is turned off, four watermarks appear on the physical page (one on each logical page).

Click Edit , and the Watermark Details dialog box appears.

8: Watermark Details dialog box

The dialog box shows a preview image and provides options for creating new watermark and controlling the message angle and font attributes.

Click OK to accept all of the changes made in the Watermark Details dialog box. However, clicking Cancel does not cancel all of the changes. If you make changes to a watermark, and then select a different watermark or click New , all of the changes made to the previous watermark are saved, and only the current, unsaved changes can be canceled.

Current Watermarks

The Current Watermarks group box contains a list of available watermarks, both predefined watermarks made available in the driver and any new watermarks that you have created.

To create a new watermark, click New . The new watermark appears in the Current Watermarks list and in the Watermark Message edit box as Untitled until you name it. The name that you type in the Watermark Message field appears in the Current Watermarks group box in the Watermark Details dialog box and in the Watermarks group box on the Effects tab.

To name the new watermark, type the selected watermark text in the Watermark Message edit box. To delete a watermark, select the watermark in the Current Watermarks list and click Delete . A warning appears asking whether you are sure you want to delete the selected item. Click Cancel if you want to keep the watermark. Click OK to delete the selected watermark.

You can have no more that 30 watermarks in the Current Watermarks list at one time. When the limit of 30 watermarks is reached, the New button is disabled, and a Bubble Help appears that explains why the button is disabled and how to enable it.

To edit an existing watermark, select the watermark in the Current Watermarks list. If you change the Watermark Message for that watermark, you are, in effect, creating a new watermark.

Watermark Message

The Watermark Message is also the name that identifies the watermark in the Current Watermarks list, except when more than one watermark has the same message. For example, you might want several different watermarks with the message DRAFT, each with a different typeface or font size. When this occurs, the string is appended with a space, a pound sign, and a number (for example, Draft #2 ). When a number is added, the number two is used first, but if the resulting name is also in the list, then the number increases until the name is unique (Draft #3 , Draft #4 , and so on).

Message Angle

Use the controls in the Message Angle group box to print the watermark in different orientations in relation to the text. The settings are Diagonal , Horizontal , or Angle (custom). The default is Diagonal . All three settings automatically center the watermark string within the page; the selection of a particular setting affects only the angle of the string placement. Diagonal places the text along a line that spans the lower-left to upper-right corners of the page. Horizontal places the text along a line that spans the mid-left and mid-right edges of the page. Angle places the text at the specified angle across the page.

Font Attribute

Use the controls in the Font Attributes group box to change the font and the shading, size, and style of the font.

The Font Attributes group box contains the following controls:

  • Name drop-down menu

  • Color drop-down menu

  • Shading drop-down menu

  • Size spin box

  • Style drop-down menu

Name

The Name drop-down menu lists fonts that are currently installed on the system. The default is language-dependent.

Color

The default Gray setting is the only setting available from the Color drop-down menu.

Shading

The default Shading setting for new and preset watermarks is Very Light . The following range of shades is available from the Shading drop-down menu.

  • Lightest
  • Very Light (default)
  • Light
  • Medium Light
  • Medium
  • Medium Dark
  • Dark
  • Very Dark
  • Darkest

These values represent the intensity of the gray that is used. A choice of Light produces a lightly saturated gray watermark. A choice of Lightest produces the lightest shade of watermark; Darkest produces a black watermark.

Size

Font sizes from 1 to 999 points are available from the Size menu. The default point size is language-dependent. The choice of Regular , Bold , Italic , and Bold Italic is available from the Style drop-down menu.

Style

The choice of Regular , Bold , Italic , and Bold Italic is available from the Style drop-down menu. The default Style setting for new and preset watermarks is Regular .

Default settings

The default settings for new watermarks are Arial font, Gray color, Very Light shading, 80 points, and Regular style. The default settings for preset watermarks are Arial font, Very Light shading, and Bold style. The default point size for preset watermarks is language-dependent, and varies.

Paper tab features

Use the Paper tab to specify the size, type, and source of the media, as well as to define a custom media size. If you want to, you can indicate different media-selection choices for the first page and back cover of the document.

9: Paper tab - PCL 6 traditional driver

The Paper tab contains the following options:

  • Print Task Quick Sets
  • Paper Options
  • Document preview image
  • Printer image

Print Task Quick Sets

Use the Print Task Quick Sets control to store the current combination of driver settings that are found on all other driver tabs. Print task quick sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see Print Task Quick Sets in the Finishing tab section of this guide.

Paper Options group box

The settings specified in the Paper Options group box on the Paper/Quality tab apply to all of the pages of the document. The following illustration shows the Paper Options group box and the selections that are available by default.

The appearance of the Paper Options group box changes when the Use Different Paper/Covers check box is selected. The settings in the Paper Options group box are described below in the following order:

  • Size is:
  • Custom Paper Size
  • Use Different Paper/Covers check box
  • Use Different Paper/Covers options
  • Source Is: drop-down menu
  • Type is: drop-down menu

Size is:

The Size is: setting is a drop-down menu that lists all of the supported media sizes.

You can specify size for all of the settings in the Paper Options group box. You must use the same size of media for the entire print job. That is, if the print job uses Letter-size media, any option that you select from the available Use Different Paper options must also use Letter-size media.

Certain software programs can override the size command and specify different media sizes within a single document.

For the Front Cover , Other Pages , Last Page , and Back Cover settings, you can select a source tray and media type that differ from the settings that you selected for First Page . If a conflict exists among media source, media size, and/or media type, and you choose to keep the conflicting settings, the settings are processed in the following order: media size, media type, and then media source.

Because driver settings are overridden by media-size settings in most software programs, it is generally best to use the driver to set media size only for programs that lack a media-size setting, such as NotePad, or when you are producing a book or a booklet that does not require different media sizes.

When you use a software program with a media-size setting, you can specify different media sizes within a single document using the Use Different Paper/Covers options. For more information, see the Size is: section of this guide.

For information about media sizes, see the Media attributes section of this guide.

Custom Paper Size

The Custom Paper Size dialog box appears when you click the Custom button on the Paper tab. The following illustration shows the initial appearance of the Custom Paper Size dialog box.

10: Custom Paper Size dialog box

When the Custom Paper Size dialog box appears, the drop-down menu in the Name group contains one of two things, depending upon the current media size selection in the Paper tab.

  • If the media size selection is a previously defined custom size, then the drop-down menu contains the name of that custom size.

  • If the media size selection is a standard media size, then the drop-down menu shows the default name Untitled for a custom media size.

Two names for the same size media can coexist (for example, "big" and "BIG" can both be used as names for custom-size media measuring 8.4 inches x 11 inches).

The new name is compared only against the list of user-defined custom media-size names, and not against the standard media-size names.

The complete set of titles for this button and the specific characteristics that determine its title and capabilities are discussed in the dynamic command button section.

Name drop-down menu

The Name drop-down menu shows the name of the last selected custom media size. Use the Name drop-down menu to type new names for custom media sizes and to select from the list of currently defined custom media sizes.

The name that appears in the Name drop-down menu depends on the following conditions:

  • If a saved custom media size has been selected from the drop-down menu and the other controls in the dialog box have not been changed since then, the Name drop-down menu shows the name of the last selected custom media size.

  • If the width or height controls have been changed since a custom size was selected or saved, or if a saved media size has just been deleted, then the Name drop-down menu shows the default name of Untitled.

  • If a new name has been typed into the Name drop-down menu for the purpose of saving a new size or renaming an existing size, then that new name will remain in the drop-down menu until a saved custom media size has been selected from the drop-down menu.

If you type a new name into the Name drop-down menu, but then do not click the Save button, you should be able to change the width and height values without losing the name. However, if a saved media-size name is selected from the drop-down menu, any unsaved name or size values are lost without warning, and replaced by the values of the selected custom media size.

Save, Delete, or Rename

The dynamic command button located next to the Name drop-down menu has three possible labels: Save , Delete , or Rename .

  • Save is the button title whenever the height and width values have been changed since the last save or since the selection of an existing custom media size. Clicking the button causes the name in the Name drop-down menu to be compared against each of the saved names. If a duplicate is found, a dialog box appears, asking if it is okay to replace the existing item. If you click Yes, the old item is updated with the new values. If you click No , the driver returns to the Custom Paper Size dialog box, where you can type a different name. The new name is compared only against the list of user-defined custom media names, and not against the standard media-size names. Whenever the command button has the Save title, it is the default button.

  • Delete is the button title whenever the name of an existing (previously saved) custom media size appears in the Name drop-down menu, such as immediately after selecting an item from the drop-down menu or clicking the Save button. Clicking the Delete button causes the saved custom media size to be deleted, after which the Name drop-down menu changes to Untitled , the height and width controls are unchanged, and the button title changes to Save .

  • Rename is the button title when you type something into the Name drop-down menu after selecting an existing custom media size from the drop-down menu. If no duplicate is found, the name of the stored custom media size changes to match the contents of the Name drop-down menu. Whenever the command button has the Rename title, it is also the default button.

The following table illustrates the relationships between the Name drop-down menu, the command button, and the actions that take users from one state to another.

Name drop-down menu text strings
State
Drop-down menu contents
Button label
Action
Next state
1
Untitled
Save
Click Save
3
Type something into the Name drop-down menu
2
Change the width or height values
1
Select a saved item from the drop-down menu
3
2
<user-typed text>
Save
Click Save
3
Type something into the Name drop-down menu
2
Change the width or height values
2
Select a saved item from the drop-down menu
3
3
<name of saved item>
Delete
Click Delete
1
Type something into the Name drop-down menu
4
Change the width or height values
1
Select a saved item from the drop-down menu
3
4
<user-typed text>
Rename
Click Rename (when the name is unique)
3
Click Rename (when the name is a duplicate)
4
Type something into the Name drop-down menu
4
Change the width or height values
2
Select a saved item from the drop-down menu
3

Width and height controls

The width and height values can be changed either by typing numeric strings into the edit boxes, or by selecting the up and down arrows.

Any entry that is greater than the maximum limits of the width and height control is rounded down to the maximum valid entry, while any entry that is smaller than the minimum limits of the width and height control is rounded up to the minimum valid entry. See the Custom width and height control limits section of this guide.

If units are in millimeters, the custom media-size range minimum is the limit rounded up to the nearest whole millimeter. The custom media-size range maximum is the limit rounded down to the nearest whole millimeter. Any non-numerical entry reverts to the last valid entry. Width and height entries are validated when the focus has changed.

The resolution of each control is one millimeter or one-tenth of an inch, depending upon the current measurement units. Clicking the up and down arrows increases or decreases the current value by the increment amount (within the allowed range of values). The computer determines the rate at which the values change.

Unit indicator labels change dynamically to indicate inches or millimeters, depending upon the measurement units the driver is currently using. To change measurement units, click the Measurement Units button.

Custom width and height control limits

The minimum media size for the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer is 76.2 mm x 127 mm (3.0 inches x 5.0 inches) and the maximum is 215.9 mm x 355.6 mm (8.5 inches x 14.0 inches). The following table summarizes media size limits for each media-handling device.

Custom width and height limits for the HP LaserJet 1160/1320
Media source or paper handling accessory
Minimum size -
width by height
Maximum size -
width by height
Tray 1 (single-sheet priority input slot)
76 mm x 127 mm
(3.0 inches x 5.0 inches)
216 mm x 356 mm
(8.5 inches x 14.00 inches)
Tray 2
148 mm x 210 mm
(5.83 inches x 8.27 inches)
216 mm x 356 mm
(8.5 inches x 14.00 inches)
Tray 3 (HP LaserJet 1320 series only)
216 mm x 279 mm
(8.5 inches x 11.00 inches)
210 mm x 297 mm
(8.27 inches x 11.69 inches)

Paper and envelope icons

The paper and envelope icons visually define width and height.

Measurement Units button

Like the dynamic command button previously described, the Measurement Units button is also multi-titled, although its function is always to toggle the unit of measurement between standard (inches) and metric (millimeters) units of measurement.

Close button

The Close button closes the Custom Paper Size dialog box according to the logic in the following table. In all cases, any custom media sizes successfully saved (and not renamed or deleted) while the dialog box is open will remain in the media size list in the Paper tab. The following table lists options that appear when you click the Close button.

Close dialog box text strings
If the drop-down menu contains ...
And the button says ...
Then this happens when the Close button is clicked
Untitled
Save
The dialog box closes, but you lose the changes that were not saved.
The current media size remains the same as it was when the Custom button was selected.
<user-typed text>
Save
The dialog box closes, but you lose the changes that were not saved.
The current media size remains the same as it was when the Custom button was selected.
<name of saved item>
Delete
The dialog box closes, and the current media size is set to that which was last displayed in the drop-down menu.
<user-typed text>
Rename
The dialog box closes, but you lose the changes that were not saved.
The current media size remains the same as it was when the Custom button was selected.

Use Different Paper/Covers check box

When the Use Different Paper check box is selected and different options are configured, the Size is: , Source is: , and Type is: menus change, offering a variety of options.

Use Different Paper/Covers options

You can print books with different media types by using the Use Different Paper/Covers options.

When you select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box, the following settings can appear in the group box, along with associated options:

  • Front Cover
  • First Page
  • Other Pages
  • Last Page
  • Back Cover

To use Use Different Paper/Covers options, you must configure the setting for the print job. Each option for the Use Different Paper/Covers setting is described in the sections that follow this procedure. Follow the instructions below to configure the setting.

To configure the Use Different Paper/Covers options for a print job

For each option, you can set a different tray using the Source Is: drop-down menu. For some options, the Type is: drop-down menu is also available.

  1. To use different media or cover stock, select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box. A list of options appears in the dialog box. The full set of selections is visible when you scroll by using the down arrow button to the right of the list.

  2. To use different media for the pages within the print job, select the appropriate option (Front Cover , First Page , Other Pages , Last Page , or Back Cover ) in the dialog box. A check mark appears to the left of the option when you change a setting by using the Source is: or Type is: drop-down menus.

  3. Click OK to print.

    You must use the same size of media for the entire print job. All options that you select from the available Use Different Paper/Covers options use the size selected in the First Page settings. When you change the type and source of the media and covers, the settings you select remain configured until you close the software program.

Each option for the Use Different Paper/Covers setting is described in the following sections, in the order that they appear in the pane below the Use Different Paper/Covers check box.

Front Cover and Back Cover options

Use these options to include a blank or preprinted front cover or back cover on a document.

The following illustration shows the Front Cover setting and options. These options are the same for the Back Cover setting.

11: Front Cover setting

The Front Cover and Back Cover options are as follows:

  • Add a Blank or Preprinted Cover check box

  • Source is: drop-down menu

  • Type is: drop-down menu

When you select Front Cover or Back Cover , you must also select the Add a Blank or Preprinted Cover check box to enable the setting. When you select this check box, the Source is: and Type is: drop-down menus become available and a check mark appears next to the Back Cover option.

The Back Cover options are not available when the Booklet Layout setting is enabled on the Finishing tab. For two-page-per-sheet (2-up) booklet printing, you can include a cover by selecting different media for the first page only. The back cover setting is unavailable, because this page would be printed in the middle of a booklet.

The Source is: setting specifies the source tray to use for adding a back cover to the document. The list of source trays depends on the product accessories. Any optional media trays that are installed through the Configure tab also appear here. For more information about the Source is: setting, see the Source Is: drop-down menu section of this chapter.

The Type is: drop-down menu shows all of the media types that the product supports. For more information about the Type is: drop-down menu settings, see the Type is: in the Type is: drop-down menu section of this document.

First Page, Other Pages, and Last Page options

Use these options to select an alternative media size, type, or source for the first page, other pages, or last page of a document. The following illustration shows the appearance of the Paper Options group box when you select the Use Different Paper/Covers check box.

12: First Page, Other Pages, and Last Page options

The First Page , Other Pages , and Last Page options are as follows:

  • Size is: drop-down menu

  • Source is: drop-down menu

  • Type is: drop-down menu

The Size is: driver setting for the first page applies to the entire print job. When this is set for the First Page option, the setting becomes unavailable for all of the other Use Different Paper/Covers options.

Source Is: drop-down menu

The Source is: setting specifies the source tray to use for printing a document. The list of source trays depends on the product accessories. Any optional source trays that are installed through the Configure tab also appear here.

The Source is: drop-down menu can contain the following options:

  • Auto select
  • Manual Feed in Tray 1
  • Tray 1 (single-sheet priority slot)
  • Tray 2 (250-sheet tray)
  • Tray 3 (250-sheet tray; optional for the HP LaserJet 1320n and 1320tn)

The default setting is Auto select . When this setting is selected, the product uses the source tray that supports the media size that you have selected. If you select a source tray other than Auto select , make sure that the correct media size is loaded in the source tray.

For information about media sources, see the Media attributes section of this guide.

Type is: drop-down menu

The Type is: drop-down menu shows all of the media types that the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer supports. When you use the default setting, Unspecified , the product uses the default media type, which is usually Plain .

The following standard media types appear in the list.

Standard media types
Media type
Unspecified
Plain
Preprinted
Letterhead
Transparency
Prepunched
Labels
Bond
Recycled
Color
Light (< 70 g/m2 )
Heavy (91 to 105 g/m2 )
Cardstock (106 to 163 g/m2 or 43 to 53 lb.)
Glossy (75 to 105 g/m2 )
Heavy Glossy (106 to 163 g/m2 )
Tough Paper
Envelope

The default setting is Unspecified , and the program selects the media type. If you select a different setting, make sure that the correct media type is loaded in the tray that you selected in the Source is: setting.

For more information about media types, see the Media attributes section of this guide.

Document preview image

The preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right side up. The preview image appears in the upper right corner of all properties tabs except for the Configure tab. For more information, see the Document preview image section of this guide.

Printer image

The bitmap image in the lower-right portion of the Paper tab screen represents the current physical configuration of the product according to the driver configuration data (obtained automatically through bidirectional communication, or configured manually through the driver). It should have the same appearance as the image in the same location on the Configure tab.

On the Paper tab, the printer image contains hot spots for selecting a media source. When the pointer moves over a hot spot, the arrow reverts to the gloved hand used in the Bubble Help, the preview image, and other areas. The current media source is highlighted in a bright green color on the printer bitmap.

Basic tab features

The Basics tab provides options for setting the number of copies to be printed and for the orientation of the print job. You can also use the Basics tab to retrieve information about the driver.

13: Basics tab - PCL 6 traditional driver

The Basics tab contains the following options:

  • Print Task Quick Sets
  • Copies group box
  • Orientation group box
  • Document preview image
  • About button

Print Task Quick Sets

Use the Print Task Quick Sets control to store the current combination of driver settings that are found on all of the other driver tabs. Print task quick sets are either preset or user-defined printing specifications, such as media size and pages per sheet. For more information, see Print Task Quick Sets in the Finishing tab section of this guide.

Copies group box

The Copies feature allows you to specify the number of copies to print.

The number of copies you request appears in the Copies box. You can select the number by typing in the box or by using the up and down arrows to the right of the edit box. Valid entries are numbers from 1 to 999 . The copies value will not advance from the maximum number (999) to 1 when the up arrow is used, or change from 1 to the maximum number (999) when the down arrow is used. Invalid entries into the edit box (such as non-numerical input, numbers less than 1 or greater than the maximum allowed) are changed to the last valid value entered when you click on another group box or leave the Basics tab. The default number of copies is 1 .

Because you can set the number of copies that you want from some software programs, conflicts between the software program that you are using and the driver can arise. In most cases, the software program and the driver communicate, so that the number of copies set in one location (such as the program) will appear in the other (such as the driver). For some programs, this communication does not take place, and the copies values are treated independently. For these programs, setting 10 copies in the program and then setting 10 copies in the driver will result in 100 copies (10 x 10) being printed. It is recommended that you set the number of copies in the program wherever possible.

Orientation

Orientation refers to the layout of the image on the page, and does not affect the manner in which media is fed into the printer. You can specify the orientation of the print job.

Orientation can toggle between portrait and landscape by left-clicking the preview image. If you check Rotate by 180 degrees , there is no change in the preview image.

The Orientation group box contains the following options:

  • Portrait option button

  • Landscape option button

  • Rotate 180 degrees check box

Portrait option button

Select this feature to print your document in Portrait orientation. This is the default setting.

Landscape option button

Select this feature to print your document in Landscape orientation.

Rotate by 180 degrees check box

Select this feature to rotate the document image on the media 180 degrees. For example, if the return address on an envelope is smudged, try this setting and feed the envelope so that the return address area is fed first into the printer.

Document preview image

The preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right-side-up. The preview image appears in the upper right corner of all properties tabs except for the Configure tab. For more information, see the Document preview image section of this guide.

About button

Click the About button on the Basics tab or select the HP logo on any of the driver property pages to open the About dialog box. To close the About box, click OK , press ESC , press ALT + F4 , or press ENTER . The figure below shows the About box. The information varies according to HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer model number, driver, date, and versions.

14: About This Driver dialog box

Service tab features

The Services tab contains the Help with printer lights button.

Clicking Help with printer lights opens the Primary light patterns page. Use this page to troubleshoot the different light patterns that you might encounter on the control panel of the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer. The Control Panel Help page contains a control-panel simulator that uses a Shockwave plug-in to show animations and an XML file to show the text.

The content on the Primary light patterns page is identical to the content contained on the Troubleshooting tab in the HP Toolbox. For more information, see the Control Panel Help page section of this document.

Configure tab features

Use the Configure tab to tell the driver about the hardware configuration of the product.

The Configure tab is available when the driver is opened from the Printers folder by clicking Properties . When you open the driver from within a software program, the Configure tab will not be visible, with a few exceptions, such as when using Excel 5.0 or Corel (R) Chart 4.0. When opened from the Printers folder, the Configure tab looks like the following illustration.

15: Configure tab

The printer image in the lower-right portion of the Configure tab represents the current physical configuration of the product and corresponds to its configuration data, either obtained automatically through bidirectional communication or configured manually. It should look the same as the image that appears in the same location on the Paper tab. For more information, see Paper tab features .

The Configure tab contains the following options.

  • Printer Model group box
  • Paper Handling Options group box
  • Other Options group box
  • Printer image

Printer Model group box

In the Printer Model group box, the driver title changes according to the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer model that you select. Selection of another printer bundle makes the appropriate changes to other configuration options on the tab. The list of models and the changes that they produce are as follows:

When the HP LaserJet 1320n or 1320tn is selected, the following changes are made to the default settings:

  • The Driver Work Space (DWS ) value shown in the Other Options dialog box is 2.0 MB .

  • The Total Printer Memory value is 64 MB .

  • The Optional Paper Sources setting is (None) .

When the HP LaserJet 1320tn is selected, the following change is made to the default settings:

  • The Optional Paper Sources setting is HP 250-Sheet Paper Tray .

Paper-handling options

The Paper Handling Options group box provides options for configuring most of the media-handling device features.

For the HP LaserJet 1320 product, the following media-handling options are available:

  • Duplexing Unit (selected by default, 1320 series only)

  • Allow Manual Duplexing (selected by default)

Optional Paper Sources

The Optional Paper Sources drop-down menu lists optional media sources for the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer. The list of available media sources varies, depending on your product, its input accessories, and the product configuration settings on the Configure tab.

For the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 series printer, two optional media sources are available. The settings in the Optional Paper Sources drop-down menu are as follows:

  • (None)
  • HP 250-Sheet Paper Tray

Other Options

The Other Options group box contains a single More... button. Clicking the More... button opens the More Configuration Options dialog box.

16: More Configuration Options dialog box

The More Configuration Options dialog box contains the following options:

  • Allow Scaling from Large Paper
  • Fonts group box
  • Printer Memory group box

Allow Scaling from Large Paper

Use this feature to print on media sizes that are larger than the product supports. When you select this option, you can choose larger media sizes from the Size is drop-down menu in the Paper Options group box.

Fonts

The Fonts group box contains a Font DIMM check box and a corresponding Configure button. Selecting the Font DIMM check box tells the driver that a Font DIMM is installed, and that stored data regarding the fonts on the DIMM is available. When the check box is selected, the Configure button is enabled. Click the Configure button to open the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box. If the Font DIMM check box was not selected when you opened the More Configuration Options dialog box, selecting that check box automatically opens the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box.

17: Configure Font DIMMs dialog box

Use the Configure Font DIMMs dialog box to perform the following tasks:

  • Add up to two font DIMMs by clicking the Add button.

  • Specify a unique font DIMM name.

  • Select specific font DIMM data files that contain lists of fonts on specified DIMMs.

  • Select one or more installed DIMMs in the Installed DIMMs list, and based on the selected DIMM(s). The list to the right (Fonts on DIMM ) will show all of the fonts that are available on the selected DIMM(s).

  • Enable or disable one or more of the selected font(s).

Use the following procedure to configure a font DIMM.

  1. Make sure that the font DIMM is installed correctly.

  2. Click Add . The Add Font DIMM dialog box appears.

  3. Click Browse . The Font DIMM Files dialog box appears.

  4. Find and select the appropriate printer cartridge metrics (.PCM) file that came with the font DIMM.

  5. Click Open .

  6. If you want to, specify a Font DIMM Name in the Add Font DIMM dialog box.

  7. Click OK . The selected .PCM file appears in the Installed DIMMs list. Select the .PCM file to view a list of available fonts in the Fonts on DIMM list.

  8. Click OK to close the Add Font DIMM dialog box. The fonts on the DIMM should now be available on the system.

To install screen fonts that match the font DIMM, use the .HPB file that is specifically designed to work with that DIMM. If there are no screen fonts for the DIMM, use the .PCM file that is specifically designed to work with that DIMM.

Printer Memory

The Printer Memory group box contains the following information:

  • Total Memory . This shows the total amount of memory that is physically installed in the printer. Total Printer Memory updates from a successful bidirectional query.

  • Driver Work Space . Use the Driver Work Space (DWS ) option to specify the amount of work-space memory that is available to the printer. In environments that support bidirectional communication, this option is configured automatically. To manually set DWS, print a configuration page and find the DWS value in the Memory section of the configuration page. The DWS value might change if you switch printer model settings. Then, type that value in the DWS box in the More Configuration Options dialog box. An accurate DWS value optimizes driver performance.

Printer image

The bitmap image in the lower-right portion of the Paper tab represents the current physical configuration of the product according to the driver configuration data, which is obtained automatically through bidirectional communication, or configured manually through the driver. It should have the same appearance as the image in the same location on the Paper tab. For more information, see the Printer image section of this guide.

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