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HP LaserJet 9040mfp and 9050mfp Series Printers - HP traditional Postscript 3 Emulation Driver features

When you install the printing-system software in Windows 98 or Windows Me, the HP Traditional PCL 6 Driver is installed by default. The HP Traditional PCL 5 Driver and the PS Emulation Driver can be installed by performing a Custom Installation. When you install the print drivers in Windows NT 4.0, you must use the Add Printer install method to install the PS Emulation Driver.

Depending on the operating system that you are using when you install the print drivers, different methods are available to gain access to the print drivers and different print-driver interfaces.

This section describes the options that are available on each tab of the PS Emulation Driver Document Default interface and on one of the tabs of the PS Emulation Driver Properties interface. It also shows the tabs that are available on the PS Emulation Driver interface for Windows 98 and Windows Me.

The information and Figures in this section reflect the PS Emulation Driver when the computer is running Windows NT 4.0. The PS Emulation Driver looks significantly different for computers that are running Windows 98 and Windows Me.

Access to Document Default print-driver settings in Windows NT 4.0

To gain access to the print-driver settings from within most software programs, click File , click Print , and then click Properties . These driver settings apply only while the software program is open.

You can also control the Document Default print driver settings directly from the Printers folder. 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. These driver settings change the default settings used across all software programs.

The following Document Default print driver tabs are available in Windows NT 4.0:

  • Page Setup tab

  • Advanced tab

  • Job Storage tab

Access to Properties print-driver settings in Windows NT 4.0

In Windows NT 4.0, click Start , select Settings , and then click Printers . Right-click the product name, and then click Properties to gain access to all Properties print-driver tabs. The following Properties print-driver tabs are available in Windows NT 4.0:

  • General

  • Ports

  • Scheduling

  • Sharing

  • Security

  • Device Settings

PS 3 emulation support for the HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp

A set of 92 postscript soft fonts is included with the printing-system software. If you want to permanently install the fonts in the product, postscript fonts are also available from HP in an optional font DIMM. The PS emulation maintains full compatibility with Adobe PostScript when PostScript fonts are purchased from Adobe.

Users of Adobe-licensed programs might also have the right to use the Adobe PostScript print drivers from Adobe with the HP LaserJet PostScript 3 emulation PPD, which is available on the HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp printing-system software CD or from the HP Web site. When using the Adobe PostScript print driver, users must comply with all Adobe licensing agreements, as stated on the Adobe Web site at: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/license.html Non-HP site .

See the Font support section of this document for a list of the additional fonts.

Help system

The PS Emulation Driver includes the following Help systems to provide assistance with printing and configuration options.

Bubble Help, a feature of HP traditional PCL drivers, is not available in the PS Emulation Driver.

What's this Help

In Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0, What's this? Help is supported. You can gain access to What's this? Help messages in any of the following ways:

  • Right-click a control and then click What's this? . .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. When you use this special cursor to select a control, the pop-up Help window for that feature appears.

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

Context-sensitive Help

When you press the Help button on a driver tab or in a dialog box, a context-sensitive Help message appears.

Page Setup tab features

The Page Setup tab controls media and finishing options for the HP PS Emulation Driver. The following Figure shows the Page Setup tab.

1: Page Setup tab

The Page Setup tab contains the following controls:

  • Paper Size drop-down menu. Click this to specify the media size (form). The list of available forms matches those that the product supports.

  • Paper Source drop-down menu. Use these settings to select a tray. The default setting is Automatically Select .

  • Copy Count spin box. Use this box to specify the number of copies.

  • Orientation group box. The settings in this group box specify how the document is positioned on the page.

  • Print on Both Sides (Duplex Printing) group box. The settings in this group box specify whether or not the print job is double-sided. It only appears if the duplexer is installed.

Advanced tab features

The Advanced tab controls the settings for output, graphics, and printer features. The following Figure shows the Advanced tab.

2: Advanced tab

The Advanced tab contains the following controls:

  • Paper/Output settings (advanced control over the options that are available on the Page Setup tab)

  • Graphic settings (including scaling and TrueType font controls)

  • Document Options settings (including product features and postscript options)

Paper/Output

The following Paper/Output settings are available:

  • Paper Size

  • Orientation

  • Paper Source

  • Copy Count

  • Print on Both Sides (Duplex Printing)

Graphic

The following Graphic settings are available:

  • Scaling . Use this setting to reduce or enlarge documents by a specified percentage. When you enlarge a document, only the portion of the document that fits on the page will print. The default setting is 100% .

  • TrueType Font . The default setting is Substitute with Device Font . The other available setting is Download as Softfont . Use this setting when your document has overlapping text and graphics.

Document Options

The following Document Options settings are available:

  • Page Layout (N-up) Option

  • PostScript Options

  • Printer Features

Page Layout Option

The Page Layout (N-up) Option specifies whether the N-up printing feature is enabled. The following settings are available:

  • Normal (One-up) . This is the default setting.

  • Two-up (1x2) . The print job prints two pages per sheet.

  • Four-up (2x2) . The print job prints four pages per sheet.

  • Six-up (2x3) . The print job prints six pages per sheet.

  • Nine-up (3x3) . The print job prints nine pages per sheet.

  • Sixteen-up (4x4) . The print job prints 16 pages per sheet.

PostScript Options

The settings for the PostScript options are as follows:

  • PostScript Output Option offers the following settings:

    • Optimize for Speed . This is the default setting.

    • Optimize for Portability . Use this setting to create a file that conforms to the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions (ADSC). Each page of the document will be a self-contained object. This is useful, for instance, if you want to create a PostScript file and print it on a different product.

    • Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) . Use this setting to include the file as an image in another document that is to be printed from a different program.

    • Archive Format . Use this setting to create a PostScript file that you can use later.

  • TrueType Font Download Option offers the following settings:

    • Automatic (default )

    • Outline

    • Bitmap

    • Native TrueType

  • The PostScript Language Level specifies which PostScript language level to use, from 1 to the highest level that your product supports. Some products support multiple levels. It is usually best to select the highest level that is available, because a higher language-level provides more features. In some instances, however, you would still use level 1. For example, if you are printing a file to disk and that file will be printed by someone who has a level-1 printer, you would need to select level 1. The PostScript Language Level spin box offers settings 1 through 3 .

  • Send PostScript Error Handler specifies whether a PostScript error handler message is sent. If you want the product to print an error page when an error occurs in the print job, click Yes .

  • Mirrored Output specifies mirrored print output. Click Yes to print a mirror image of your document by reversing the horizontal coordinates.

  • Negative Output specifies print output similar to a film negative . Click Yes to print a negative of the image by reversing the values for black and white.

Printer Features

Printer Features options are as follows:

  • Output Bin

    • Automatically Select

    • Upper Left Bin

    • Upper Left Bin (Straightest Path)

    • Lower Left Bin (Highest Capacity)

    • Output Bins 2-8

    • Output Bin 2

    • Output Bin 3

    • Output Bin 4

    • Output Bin 5

    • Output Bin 6

    • Output Bin 7

    • Output Bin 8

  • Stapling Options

    • None

    • One Staple Portrait

    • One Staple Landscape

    • One Staple Angled Portrait

    • One Staple Angled Landscape

    • Two Staples Portrait

    • Two Staples Landscape

    • Three Staples Portrait

    • Three Staples Landscape

    • Six Staples Portrait

    • Six Staples Landscape

    • Fold/Saddle Stitch

  • Rotate by 180 degrees

    • Off (default)

    • On

  • Economode

    • False (default)

    • True

  • Collate

    • On (turn off in application)

    • Off

  • Fit to Page

    • Prompt User (default)

    • Nearest Size and Scale

    • Nearest Size and Crop

    • Letter

    • A4

  • Watermark . The following settings are available:

    • None (default)

    • Draft

    • Company Confidential

    • Company Proprietary

    • Company Private

    • Confidential

    • Copy

    • Copyright

    • File Copy

    • Final

    • For Internal Use Only

    • Preliminary

    • Proof

    • Review Copy

    • Sample

    • Top Secret

    • Urgent

    • Custom

  • Watermark (Pages per Sheet)

    • 1 (default)

    • >= 2

  • Watermark Font

    • Courier Bold

    • Times Bold

    • Helvetica Bold (default)

  • Watermark Size . Settings for the watermark size range from 24 points to 90 points. 48 points is the default.

  • Watermark Angle . Settings for the watermark angle range from 90 degrees to -90 degrees in 15-degree intervals. A 45-degree angle is the default.

  • Watermark Style

    • Narrow Outline

    • Medium Outline (default)

    • Wide Outline

    • Wide Halo Outline

    • Filled

  • Print Watermark

    • No (default)

    • All Pages

    • First Page Only

Job Storage tab features

The HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp lets you store print jobs in the product's memory for printing at a later time. These job-storage features are described in the following sections.

The Job Storage tab appears among the driver tabs only if Job Storage is enabled. To support job-storage features for complex jobs, or if you often print complex graphics, print postscript (.PS) documents, or use many downloaded fonts, HP recommends that you install additional memory, install a hard disk, or both. Added memory also gives you more flexibility in supporting job storage features. A minimum total memory of 48 MB is required to use Job Storage features.

When a hard disk or additional memory is installed, the driver must be configured to reflect the changes in the product.

Bidirectional communication is not supported in Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT 4.0, the operating environments that support the PS Emulation Driver. The driver must therefore be updated manually.

To configure the driver manually after installing a hard disk or additional memory, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start , select Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Right-click the product name, click Properties , and then click the Device Settings tab.

  3. If additional memory has been installed, select Printer Memory: under Installable Options , and then select the option that matches the total amount of memory currently installed.

  4. If a hard disk has been installed, select Printer Hard Disk: under Installable Options , and then select Installed in the Change 'Printer Hard Disk' Setting dialog box that appears.

  5. Click OK to make the printer hard disk and job-storage features available.

You can disable Job Storage while leaving the product hard disk enabled. To disable Job Storage, click Start , select Settings , and then click Printers . Right-click the product name, click Properties , click the Device Settings tab, select Job Storage: , and then select Disabled in the Change 'Job Storage' Setting dialog box that appears. When Job Storage is disabled, the Job Storage driver tab is not visible.

Job Storage tab

The following Figure shows the Job Storage tab.

3: Job Storage tab

The Job Storage tab contains the following controls:

  • Status group box (unlabeled)

  • Job Storage Mode group box

  • Job Identification group box

Status group box

The unlabeled group box on the Job Storage tab contains a status message about the destination of a print job. The status information changes depending on the selections that are made on the Job Storage tab.

Job Storage Mode

Use the Job Storage Mode options on the HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp to store documents at the product and then control their printing at the product control panel. This feature is intended to provide greater flexibility, convenience, security, and cost savings.

The HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp offers the following Job Storage Mode options:

  • Off

  • Proof and Hold

  • Private Job

  • Quick Copy

  • Stored Job

    • Require PIN to Print (available when Stored Job is selected)

These options and the settings that control them are described below.

Off

When selected, this option turns the Job Storage feature off (it is disabled), which means that the print job will not be stored in the product.

Proof and Hold

To use the Proof and Hold option, Job Storage must be enabled, and the product must have a minimum total memory of 48 MB.

When selected, this option stores the print job in memory and prints only the first copy of the job, allowing you to check the first copy. If the document prints correctly, you can print the remaining copies of the print job at the control panel. You can set the number of proof-and-hold print jobs that can be stored in the product at the control panel.

After it is released for printing, the proof-and-hold job is immediately deleted from the product. If more copies are needed, you must reprint the job from the software program. If you send a second proof-and-hold job to the product with the same user name and job name as an existing proof-and-hold job (and you have not released the original job for printing), the job will overwrite the existing job. Proof-and-hold jobs are deleted if you turn off the product.

The product configuration can be set to hold a maximum of 50 quick-copy or proof-and-hold jobs. The number is set at the product control panel in the CONFIGURATION menu, and the default is 32. When this preset limit is reached, the new document overwrites the oldest held document. Also, a document that has the same user and job name as one that is already stored on the hard disk will overwrite the existing document.

Private Job

To use the Private Job option, Job Storage must be enabled, and the product must have a minimum total memory of 48 MB.

When you select Private Job , the print job is sent to the product, but is not printed until you request the job at the product control panel. Selecting Private Job activates the PIN text box. The print job can be printed only after you type the correct PIN at the control panel. After the job is printed, the job is deleted from the product. This feature is useful when you are printing sensitive or confidential documents that you do not want to leave in an output bin after printing.

After it is released for printing, the private job is immediately deleted from the product. If more copies are needed, you must reprint the job from the software program. If you send a second private job that has the same user name and job name as an existing private job (and you have not released the original job for printing), the job will overwrite the existing job, regardless of the PIN. Private jobs are deleted if you turn off the product.

Using a PIN for Private Job

The Private Job option can be secured by a four-digit personal identification number (PIN). You must type in this number at the product control panel before the product can print the job.

The group box labeled Job Identification is usually inactive. It becomes active when you select the Private Job option.

The Private Job/PIN coupling has a PIN restriction of four ASCII numeric characters (0 though 9). If you type non-numeric characters, they are removed immediately. If you type more than four characters, the characters past the fourth are truncated. The field temporarily accepts fewer than four digits in the string, but when the edit field loses focus, the zeroes pad the left end until the PIN contains exactly four digits. The default initialized value for the PIN is 0000 for Private Job .

Quick Copy

To use the Quick Copy option, a hard disk must be installed, and Job Storage must be enabled.

When you select Quick Copy , the entire print job prints and a copy of the print job is stored on the product, after which you can print additional copies of the print job at the product control panel. The number of quick-copy print jobs that can be stored in the product is set by using the product control panel.

The product configuration can be set to hold a maximum of 50 quick-copy or proof-and-hold jobs. The number is set at the product control panel in the CONFIGURATION menu, and the default is 32. When this preset limit is reached, the new document overwrites the oldest held document. Also, a document that has the same user and job name as one that is already stored on the hard disk will overwrite the existing document. Quick Copy jobs are deleted if you turn off the product.

Stored Job

To use the Stored Job option, a hard disk must be installed, Job Storage must be enabled, and the product must have a minimum total memory of 64 MB.

Use the Stored Job option to send a print job directly to the product hard disk without printing it. The print job is stored in the product as if it is an electronic file cabinet. After the print job is stored on the product hard disk, you can print the job at the product control panel.

The job remains stored in the product until it is deleted or overwritten by a document that has the same user and job names. Stored jobs remain on the product hard disk when the product is turned off. Use this feature for forms and other common or shared documents.

A stored job can be managed in two ways: as either a private or a public job. Use a private stored job to send a print job directly to the product, which can then be printed only after you type in a PIN at the product control panel. (You can set the PIN in the Job Identification group box.) After the job is printed, the job remains in the product and can be printed again at the product control panel. The private mode is initiated by selecting the Require PIN to Print check box. In this mode, a PIN that is typed at the product control panel is required in order to release the job.

The text box labeled PIN is usually inactive. The Require PIN to Print option becomes available when you select Stored Job . If you select the Require PIN to Print check box, you must type a PIN to make the stored job private.

A private stored job is not the same as a private job (see above). Private jobs are deleted from the product after they are printed. Private stored jobs are retained in the product after printing, but require that a PIN be typed each time they are printed.

Job Identification

The Job Identification group box contains the following controls:

  • User Name text box

  • Job Name text box

  • PIN text box

User Name

Use the User Name text box to help identify the job at the product control panel. The Windows user name automatically appears in the User Name text box. To enter a custom user name, type the custom user name in the text box. The User Name text box can contain no more than 16 characters, and is limited to A through Z and 0 through 9 because the name appears on the product control-panel display. If you try to type a lowercase character, it automatically shifts to uppercase. If you try to type a character in an ASCII code of fewer than 32 or more than 126 characters, the character is removed from the edit field, along with all of the characters that follow it. If you try to type more than 16 characters, any character beyond 16 is truncated.

Job Name

Use the Job Name text box to specify a name to identify the job at the product control panel. This text box uses Untitled as the default job name associated with the stored print job. The file name of the print job is used if it is available to the print driver. Otherwise, the software program name or a time stamp is used for the job name. To enter a custom name, type the custom job name in the text box. The Job Name text box can contain no more than 16 characters, and is limited to A through Z and 0 through 9 because the name appears on the product control-panel display. If you try to type a lowercase character, it automatically shifts to uppercase. If you try to type a character in an ASCII code of fewer than 32 or more than 126 characters, the character is removed from the edit field, along with all of the characters that follow it. If you try to type more than 16 characters, any character beyond 16 is truncated.

When the dialog box is closed, or as soon as the focus is removed from the control (that is, when the Tab key is pressed or another control is selected), an empty string is replaced with UNTITLED . In those languages for which UNTITLED cannot be translated without the use of invalid characters, the driver uses a string of three dashes. The acceptable characters for job name and user name vary for each operating system. The string must be of a length and type that can appear on the product control-panel display.

PIN

The box labeled PIN is usually inactive. The PIN text box is activated if you select either of the following options:

  • Select Private Job . If selected, you must type in the PIN number at the product control panel in order to make the job print. For more information, see Using a PIN for Private Job .

  • Select Stored Job , and then select the Require PIN to Print check box. If the Require PIN to Print check box is selected, you must type a PIN in order to make the stored job private. For more information, see Stored Job .

Using Job Storage features when printing

To use Job Storage features when printing, follow these steps:

  1. Click File and then click Print from the software program. The Print dialog box appears.

    Clicking the print icon in the software program toolbar prints the job without Job Storage features.
  2. Click Properties . The Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Job Storage tab.

  4. Select one of the Job Storage options described above by clicking the appropriate option button and complete any required fields.

  5. Click OK .

Releasing a Job Storage print job

After you send a print job that uses the Job Storage feature, you can release the job to print from the product control panel.

  1. Press the Select button (the one with the check mark) to open the menus. RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.

  2. Press the Select button.

  3. Press the up and down buttons to scroll to your User Name, and then press the Select button.

  4. Press the up and down buttons to scroll to the Job Name, and then press the Select button. PRINT is highlighted.

  5. Press the Select button.

  6. If a PIN number is assigned to the job, press the up and down buttons to select the first digit of the PIN, and then press the Select button. The number in the product control-panel display changes to an asterisk. Repeat this step for each of the remaining three digits of the PIN number.

    If no PIN number is assigned to the job, continue with step 7.

  7. Press the up and down buttons to select the number of copies to print.

  8. Press the Select button to print the job.

Deleting a Job Storage print job

Sometimes it is necessary to delete a print job from the product hard disk. You can do this from the product control panel.

  1. Press the Select button (the one with the check mark) to open the menus. RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.

  2. Press the Select button.

  3. Press the up and down buttons to scroll to your User Name, and then press the Select button.

  4. Press the up and down buttons to scroll to the Job Name, and then press the Select button.

  5. Press the up and down buttons to select DELETE .

  6. If a PIN number is assigned to the job, press the up and down buttons to select the first digit of the PIN, and then press the Select button. The number in the product control-panel display changes to an asterisk. Repeat this step for each of the remaining three digits of the PIN number.

    If no PIN number is assigned to the job, continue with step 7.

  7. Press the Select button to delete the job.

  8. The stored print job is deleted and the product returns to the READY state.

Device Settings tab

The Device Settings tab is in the Properties for the print driver in Windows NT 4.0. In Windows 98 and Windows Me, a tab with similar options and settings is called the Device Options tab.

To gain access to the print driver Properties , click Start on the Window task bar, select Settings , and then click Printers . Right-click the product name, and then click Properties .

The Device Settings tab communicates information about the hardware configuration to the print driver. The Device Settings tab appears when you open the driver from the Printers folder by selecting and right-clicking the printer, and then clicking Properties for the driver. When the driver is opened from within a software program, the Device Settings tab is not visible.

When opened from the Printers folder, the Device Settings tab appears, as shown in the following illustration.

The Figure below shows the Device Settings tab in Windows NT 4.0. The appearance of the equivalent tab in Windows 98 follows this Figure.

4: Device Settings tab in Windows NT 4.0

The following Figure shows the Device Options tab in Windows 98.

5: Device Options tab in Windows 98

Changes that you make to the Device Settings tab are not reflected in the Document Defaults settings until the modified device settings have been applied. For example, the duplexing unit will not appear until you modify the Device Settings tab, apply the settings, and then re-open Document Defaults .

The Device Settings tab contains the following options:

  • Form to Tray Assignment

  • Font Substitution Table

  • PostScript Configurations

  • Installable Options

Form to Tray Assignment

Many products support more than one source of media, such as upper and lower trays. You can assign a form (which defines the media size and margins) to each of your product media sources. When a form is matched to a source, you can select the form when you print from your software programs. The product prints from the tray to which that form is assigned.

Network administrators can use the Form to Tray Assignment setting to specify, in the driver, the media size that is loaded into each available input tray. The use of forms constrains the choices that are available in the media-size list on the Advanced tab in the Document Defaults driver tabs. This constraint prevents (or reduces the likelihood of) tying up the printer with media-mount messages that occur when users request sizes or types that are not available.

The trays listed in the Form to Tray Assignment setting include standard trays and optional accessory trays. Generally, items that are installed separately have a separate Installable Options setting. For example, for the HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp, trays 1 and 4 are listed in both the Form to Tray Assignment setting and the Installable Options setting.

The input trays listed here are also listed as media sources on the Page Setup tab.

Font Substitution Table

Clicking this option opens the font substitution table and makes available the options for changing the TrueType-to-PostScript font mapping.

PostScript Configurations

The following controls are available and appear in the PS Emulation Driver.

Available PostScript Memory

This control specifies the amount of available postscript memory and provides a spin box for changing this value. The available postscript memory is a subset of the product total physical memory. It is usually best to set the postscript memory to match what is shown on the configuration page. To print a configuration page from the control panel, press the Select button (the one with the check mark) to open the menus. Next, press the up and down buttons to scroll to INFORMATION , and then press the select button. Next, press the up and down buttons to scroll to PRINT CONFIGURATION , and then press the select button.

Output Protocol

This control specifies the protocol that the product uses for print jobs. The following options are available:

  • ASCII (default)

  • TBCP

  • Binary

When you click ASCII , data is sent in ASCII format (7-bit), which might take longer to print but can be sent through any I/O channel, such as a serial, parallel, or network port.

When you click TBCP (Tagged Binary Communications Protocol), all data except special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit) format. The binary formats can be sent over parallel or serial communications ports and are faster than sending data in ASCII format.

When you click Binary , all data except special control characters is sent in binary (8-bit) format. The binary formats can be sent over parallel or serial communications ports and are faster than sending data in ASCII format.

Send Ctrl-D Before Each Job

This control specifies whether the product will be reset at the beginning of every postscript document. The default setting is No . Ctrl-D resets the product to its default setting to ensure that previous print jobs do not affect the current print job. Ctrl-D might cause a print job to fail if the product is connected through a network. If your document fails to print when sent to a product connected through parallel or serial ports, change No to Yes .

Send Ctrl-D After Each Job

This control specifies whether the product will be reset at the end of every postscript document. The default setting is Yes . Ctrl-D resets the product to its default setting to ensure that future print jobs are not affected by the current print job. Ctrl-D might cause a print job to fail if the product is connected through a network. If your document fails to print when sent to a network printer, change Yes to No .

Job Timeout

This control specifies how long the document can take to get from the computer to the product before the product stops trying to print the document. If you specify 0 seconds , the product continues trying to print indefinitely. The default setting is 0 seconds . You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 seconds .

Wait Timeout

This control specifies how long the product waits to get more postscript information from the computer. After the specified time passes, the product stops trying to print the document and prints an error message. If you are trying to print a very complicated document, you might want to increase this value. If you specify 0 seconds , the product waits indefinitely. The default setting is 300 seconds . You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 seconds .

Minimum Font Size to Download as Outline

This control specifies the minimum font size (in pixels) for which the driver downloads TrueType fonts as outline (Type 1) fonts. A font smaller than the minimum setting is downloaded as a bitmap (Type 3) font. Use this option to fine-tune the Automatic setting for the TrueType Font Download option on the Advanced tab in Document Defaults . The default setting is 100 pixels. You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 pixels.

Maximum Font Size to Download as Outline

This control specifies the maximum font size (in pixels) for which the driver will download TrueType fonts as bitmap (Type 3) fonts. A font larger than the maximum setting will be downloaded as an outline (Type 1) font. Use this option to fine-tune the Automatic setting or override the Send TrueType as Bitmap setting for the TrueType Font Download option on the Advanced tab in Document Defaults . The default setting is 600 pixels. You can use the spin box to change this value to a maximum of 32,767 pixels.

Installable Options

This section provides information to configure the printing options that you can install for the HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp. The following controls are available:

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 4

  • Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)

  • Printer Hard Disk

  • Accessory Output Bin

  • Job Storage

  • Mopier Mode

  • Printer Memory

Tray 1

This control specifies whether you have Tray 1 , an additional 100-sheet multipurpose paper tray, installed on your product. The default setting is Installed .

Tray 4

This control specifies whether you have Tray 4 , an additional 2000-sheet media tray, installed on your product. The default setting is Installed .

Duplex Unit (for 2-sided Printing)

The HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp is equipped with automatic 2-sided printing (duplexing), which allows you to print on both sides of supported media. Automatic 2-sided printing is not supported for certain media types, including transparencies, labels, envelopes, heavy, extra heavy, cardstock, and glossy film.

The HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp supports smart duplexing. The product uses the smart duplexing feature to detect information on both sides of the print job pages and only runs the pages through the duplexing unit if there is printable information on the second side of the page.

Printer Hard Disk

When this option is enabled, the Job Storage option and the Mopier Mode are enabled in the print driver. The Job Storage option allows you to store print jobs, and then print them later from the control panel. The multiple-original print (mopy) function is an HP-designed feature that produces multiple, collated copies from a single print job.

Accessory Output Bin

This control specifies whether you have any accessory output devices installed on your product. The available accessory output devices are:

  • 8-Bin Mailbox – Mailbox Mode

  • 8-Bin Mailbox – Stacker Mode

  • 8-Bin Mailbox – Job Separator Mode

  • 8-Bin Mailbox – Sorter/Collator Mode

  • HP 3000-Sheet Stacker

  • HP 3000-Sheet Stapler/Stacker

  • HP Multifunction Finisher

Job Storage

When job storage is enabled, the product can store print jobs so that you can gain access to those print jobs later at the control panel.

Mopier Mode

The multiple-original print (mopy) function is an HP-designed feature that produces multiple, collated copies from a single print job. Multiple-original printing (mopying) increases performance and reduces network traffic by transmitting the job to the product once, and then storing it on the hard disk. The remainder of the copies are printed at the fastest speed. All documents that are printed in mopier mode can be created, controlled, managed, and finished from the computer, which eliminates the extra step of using a photocopier.

The HP LaserJet 9040/9050mfp supports the transmit-once mopying feature when the Mopier Mode: setting on the Device Settings tab is Enabled .

Printer Memory

This option matches the setting to the amount of memory that is installed in the product. The driver generates ranges of memory that can be selected, up to the maximum that the product can accept. The driver can use this information to manage how the print driver uses the product memory.

When a minimum total memory of 64 MB is installed, the Stored Job option and the Mopier Mode are enabled in the print driver. The Stored Job option allows you to store print jobs, and then print them later from the control panel. The multiple-original print (mopy) function is an HP-designed feature that produces multiple, collated copies from a single print job.

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