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HP Color LaserJet 3000, 3600 and 3800 Series Printers - Changing Printer Control-Panel Configuration Settings

Overview

Use the printer control panel to make changes to default printer configuration settings, such as tray size and type, sleep delay time, printer personality (language), and jam recovery.

The printer control panel can be accessed from a computer by using the Settings page of the embedded Web server. The computer shows the same information as the control panel. For more information, see Using the embedded Web server in the Use Guide.

CAUTION: Configuration settings seldom need to be changed. Hewlett-Packard Company recommends that only the system administrator change configuration settings.

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Optimize menu options

The OPTIMIZE MENU can be used to improve certain image defects. There are 13 setting items available in the optimize menu.

  • CAC03 PAPER: Set to ON when using CAC03 paper (contains calcium carbonate).

  • TALC PAPER: Set to ON when using talc paper.

  • BACKGROUND 1: Set to ON when background image occurs on the page.

  • BACKGROUND 2: Set to ON when thin vertical line background occurs.

  • TRANSPARENCY: Set to ON when curl occurs to overhead transparency.

  • REGISTRATION: Set to ON when color misregistration occurs.

  • LONG PAPER: Set to ON when curl occurs to legal-size paper.

  • PRE-ROTATION: Set to ON when a drum cycle horizontal streak occurs.

  • RE-TRANSFER: Set to ON when re-transfer occurs.

  • FUSER TEMP: Change setting to correct fusing hot offset.

  • TRAY 1: Change setting to execute ETB cleaning during last rotation period at each job.

  • BELT CONTACT: Change setting to improve paper feed performance in Black-only mode.

  • RESTORE OPTIMIZE: Reset all optimize menu items to the default settings.

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Tray Behavior menu options

The TRAY BEHAVIOR menu provides the following user-defined options:

  • USE REQUESTED TRAY : Select EXCLUSIVELY (the default value) to ensure that the printer will not automatically select another tray when it is specified that a specific tray should be used. Select FIRST to allow the printer to pull from a second tray if the specified tray is empty or contains a different media type or size.

  • MANUALLY FEED PROMPT : If ALWAYS (the default value) is selected, the system always generates a prompt before pulling from the multipurpose tray. If UNLESS LOADED is selected, the system generates the prompt only if the multipurpose tray is empty or if it is configured for a different type or size.

  • PS DEFER MEDIA : If ENABLED is selected (the default value), the printer uses HP's paper selection process. Select DISABLED to allow the printer to use the Adobe paper-selection process.

  • USE ANOTHER TRAY . If ENABLED (the default value) is selected, the printer prompts users to use another tray when the selected tray is unavailable. If DISABLED is selected, the printer does not prompt the user.

  • SIZE/TYPE PROMPT . If DISPLAY (the default value) is selected, the printer prompts users to confirm the media size or type loaded in the tray immediately after the tray has been loaded. If DO NOT DISPLAY is selected, the printer does not prompt the user.

  • DUPLEX BLANK PAGES . If AUTO (the default value) is selected, the printer might not flip pages in the duplexer for blank pages, which enhances printer performance. If YES is selected, the printer duplexer flips each page.

To set the Use Requested Tray feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (checkmark) to select USE REQUESTED TRAY.

  6. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select EXCLUSIVELY or FIRST .

  7. Press (checkmark) to save the selected behavior, and then press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To set the Manually Feed Prompt feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark) .

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press to highlight MANUALLY FEED PROMPT , and then press .

  6. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select ALWAYS or UNLESS LOADED .

  7. Press (checkmark) to save the selected behavior, and then press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To set the PS Defer Media feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (down arrow) to highlight PS DEFER MEDIA , and then press (checkmark).

  6. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow to select ENABLED or DISABLED .

  7. Press (checkmark) to save the selected behavior, and then press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To set the Use Another Tray feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (down arrow) to highlight USE ANOTHER TRAY , and then press (checkmark).

  6. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select ENABLED or DISABLED .

  7. Press (checkmark) to save the selected behavior, and then press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To set the Size/Type Prompt feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (down arrow) to highlight SIZE/TYPE PROMPT , and then press (checkmark).

  6. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select DISPLAY or DO NOT DISPLAY .

  7. Press (checkmark) to save the selected behavior, and then press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To set the Duplex Blank Pages feature

  1. Press Menu

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  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (down arrow) to highlight DUPLEX BLANK PAGES , and then press (checkmark).

  6. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select AUTO or YES .

  7. Press to save the selected behavior, and then press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Sleep Delay and Sleep Mode features

The SLEEP DELAY feature determines how long the printer must be inactive before it switches to sleep mode to reduce power consumption. The length of time can be set before the printer goes into sleep mode to one of the following settings:

  • 1 MINUTE

  • 15 MINUTES

  • 30 MINUTES (the default setting)

  • 45 MINUTES

  • 60 MINUTES

  • 90 MINUTES

  • 2 HOURS

  • 4 HOURS

NOTE: The printer display appears dimmed when the printer is in sleep mode. Sleep mode does not affect printer warm-up time, unless the printer is in sleep mode for more than 8 hours.

To set the Sleep Delay feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark) .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight SLEEP DELAY , and then press (checkmark) .

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate time period, and then press (checkmark) to set the selected time period.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

To disable or enable the Sleep Mode feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight RESETS , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight SLEEP MODE , and then press (checkmark) .

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select ON or OFF , and then press (checkmark) to set the selection.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Display Brightness feature

Change the brightness of the control-panel display by using the DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS option.

To set the Display Brightness feature:

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark) .

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark) .

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS , and then press (checkmark) .

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate setting, and then press (checkmark) to set the selection.
  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Personality feature

NOTE: This feature is available for the HP Color LaserJet 3000 and 3800 Series printers only.

This printer features automatic personality (printer language) switching.

  • AUTO : Configures the printer to automatically detect the type of print job and configure its personality to accommodate that job.

  • PCL : Configures the printer to use Printer Control Language.

  • PDF : Configures the printer to use portable document format.

  • PS : Configures the printer to use PostScript emulation.

To set the Personality feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight PERSONALITY , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate personality, and then press (checkmark) to set the personality.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Clearable Warnings feature

NOTE: This feature is available for the HP Color LaserJet 3000 and 3800 Series printers only.

Use this feature to determine the display time of control-panel clearable warnings by selecting ON or JOB . The default value is JOB .

  • ON : Clearable warnings appear until (checkmark) is pressed.

  • JOB : Clearable warnings appear until the end of the job for which they were generated.

To set the Clearable Warnings feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight CLEARABLE WARNINGS , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate setting, and then press (checkmark) to set the selection.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

Auto Continue feature

Use this feature to determine printer behavior when the system generates an auto-continuable error. ON is the default setting.

  • ON : An error message appears for ten seconds before automatically continuing to print.

  • OFF : Any time the printer shows an error message, the print job pauses until (checkmark) is pressed.

To set the Auto Continue feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark) .

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight AUTO CONTINUE , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate setting, and then press (checkmark) to set the selection.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

Replace Supplies feature

The printer has three options for low or exhausted supplies status:

  • STOP AT OUT (the default setting): The printer continues printing while a print cartridge is low. When the cartridge is out, the printer cannot print.

  • STOP AT LOW : The printer pauses until low cartridge is replaced.

  • OVERRIDE AT OUT : The printer continues printing even after some supplies have run out.

To set the Replace Supplies feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark).

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight REPLACE SUPPLIES , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate setting, and then press (checkmark) to set the selection
    • If OVERRIDE AT OUT is selected and then press (checkmark) , a warning message appears. To accept the override, select YES , USE OVERRIDE and press (checkmark), and then set the page limit for the override and press .

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

Jam Recovery feature

Use this option to configure the printer response to jams, including how it handles the pages involved. AUTO is the default value.

  • AUTO : The printer automatically turns jam recovery on when sufficient memory is available

  • ON : The printer reprints any page involved in a jam. Additional memory is allocated to store the last few pages printed. This might cause overall printer performance to suffer.

  • OFF : The printer does not reprint any page that was involved in a paper jam. Because no memory is used to store the most recent pages, performance is optimal.

To set the Jam Recovery feature

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press (down arrow) to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark) .

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight JAM RECOVERY , and then press (checkmark)

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  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate setting, and then press (checkmark) to set the selection.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Language feature

The option to set the default language might appear when the printer is turned on for the first time, depending on the country/region in which printer was purchased. The available options can be scrolled through, the list appears in the language that is highlighted. When the list appears in the appropriate language, press (checkmark) to set the language. The language can be changed at any time while performing the following procedure.

To select a language

  1. Press Menu .

  2. Press to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE , and then press (checkmark) .

  3. Press (down arrow) to highlight SYSTEM SETUP , and then press (checkmark).

  4. Press (down arrow) to highlight LANGUAGE , and then press (checkmark).

  5. Press (up arrow) or (down arrow) to select the appropriate language, and then press (checkmark) to set the selection.

  6. Press Menu to return to the Ready state.

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Using the printer control panel in shared environments

If printer is shared with other users, adhere to the following guidelines to ensure successful printer operation:

  • Consult system administrator before making changes to control-panel settings. Changing control-panel settings could affect other print jobs.

  • Coordinate with other users before changing the default printer font or downloading soft fonts. Coordinating these operations conserves memory and avoids unexpected printer output.

  • Be aware that switching printer personalities, such as switching emulated PostScript to PCL, affects the printed output for other users.

    NOTE: The network operating system might automatically protect each user’s print job from the effects of other print jobs. Consult system administrator for more information.

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