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HP Designjet 4500 Printer Series - Embedded Web Server
Embedded Web Server
The Embedded Web Server is the control center for remote management of the printer. From any computer, an ordinary Web browser can be used to contact the printer's Embedded Web Server.
The following can be done with the Embedded Web Server:
Access the Embedded Web Server
The Embedded Web Server is used to manage the printer and printing jobs remotely using an ordinary Web browser running on any computer.
NOTE: TCP/IP connection is required for the printer in order to use the Embedded Web Server and it cannot be used if there is an AppleTalk, Novell, or USB connection to the printer.
The following browsers are known to be compatible with the Embedded Web Server:
There are several ways to access the Embedded Web Server:
Submit a job with the Embedded Web Server
Save a job
If a job is to be reprinted later with some changes to the job settings (such as size or quality), the job can be stored in the printer so that it does not need to be resubmitted later.
NOTE: If a job is to be reprinted without changes, it can be done from the print queue without any need to save the job.
A job can be saved only while submitting it for printing:
Print a saved job
Cancel a job
A job can be canceled from the front panel by pressing the Cancel key, or from the Embedded Web Server by selecting the job and clicking the Cancel icon.
The printer advances the paper as though the print were finished.
NOTE: A multi-page job or a big file may take longer to stop printing than other files.
Managing the print queue
Printer can store pages in a queue while it is printing the current page. The queue may contain pages from more than one job.
NOTE: This information applies only if the drivers that came with the printer or the Embedded Web Server to submit printing jobs is used.
Turning off the queue 
HP Designjet 4000 series users can turn off the queue from the Web server (Settings tab then Device setup followed by Queue ), or from the front panel: select the (folders) icon and then Job management options followed by Disable queue .
HP Designjet 4500 series users cannot turn off the queue.
The When To Start Printing options
NOTE: The When To Start Printing options cannot be used with PostScript jobs.
A file in the queue can be printed at whatever time. From the Web server, select the Settings tab then Device setup followed by When to start printing ; or, from the front panel, select the (folders) icon and then Job management options followed by When to start printing .
The three options that can be selected are:
Identifying a job in the queue
The best way to look at the queue is in the Embedded Web Server (Click Information and then Jobs queue ), where the queue and get full information on every job can be managed (by clicking the name of the file).
However, queue can also be managed from the front panel. To do so, select the (folders) icon and then Job queue , where a list of the jobs in the queue can be seen.
Each has an identifier, comprising:
<position in queue>: <image name>
The job currently being printed is in position 0. The next job to be printed is in position 1, the previous job already printed is in position -1.
Prioritizing a job in the queue
To make any job in the queue the next one to be printed, select it and choose Reprint (in the Embedded Web Server) or Move to front (in the front panel).
If nesting is turned On, the prioritized job may still be nested with others. If this job is to be printed next, and on its own on the roll, first turn nesting off and then move it to the front of the queue as described above.
Deleting a job from the queue
Under normal circumstances, there is no need to delete a job from the queue after printing it, as it will just fall off the end of the queue as more files are sent. However, if a file is sent in an error, and to avoid any chance of it being reprinted, simply delete it, by selecting it and choosing Delete (in the Embedded Web Server or in the front panel).
In the same way, a job that has not been printed yet can be deleted.
If the job is currently being printed (Status = Cancel icon in the Web server, or press the Cancel key on the front panel, and then delete it from the queue.in the Web server, or its queue position is 0 in the front panel), to both cancel the job and to delete it, first click the
Making copies of a job in the queue
To make extra copies of any job in the queue, select the job in the Embedded Web Server and click the Reprint icon, then specify the number of copies to be printed. The job will be moved to the top of the queue. To do this from the front panel: select the Job and choose Copies , then specify the number of copies required and press the Select key. This overrides any value set by the software.
NOTE: If Rotate was On when the file was sent, every copy will be rotated.
If the job has already been printed, use Move to front to move it to the top of the queue.
Understanding job status
These are the possible job status messages, approximately in the order in which they may be seen:
Nest jobs to save roll paper
Nesting means placing pages side by side on the paper, rather than one after the other. This is done to avoid wasting paper.
Figure 2: Nesting of paper
1 - Direction of paper flow.
2 - Nesting off.
3 - Nesting on.
4 - Paper saved by nesting.
When does the printer try to nest pages?
When both of the following are true:
Which pages can be nested?
All pages can be nested, unless they are so large that two of them cannot fit side by side on the roll, or unless there are too many of them to fit into the remaining length of the roll. A single group of nested pages cannot be split between two rolls.
Which pages qualify for nesting?
In order to be in the same nest, the individual pages must be compatible in all of the following ways:
How long does the printer wait for another file?
So that the printer can make the best nest possible, it waits after a file has been received to check whether a subsequent page will nest with it or with pages already in the queue. This waiting period is the nest wait time; the factory default nest wait time is two minutes. This means that the printer waits for up to two minutes after the last file is received before printing the final nest. This waiting time from the printer's front panel can be changed. Select the (folders) icon, then Job management options then Nest options followed by Select wait time . The available range is 1 to 99 minutes.
While the printer is waiting for nesting to time out, it displays the remaining time on the front panel. nest can be printed (cancel the nest wait) by pressing the Cancel key.
Using IP over FireWire with Mac OS X 10.3 and later
If Macintosh OS X 10.3 or a later version is used, and there is a FireWire connection to the printer, it is possible to set up an IP address for the printer in order to use the Embedded Web Server. To do this:
If the FireWire port configuration is not dragged to the top of the Port Configuration list, it needs to be chosen Manually (or DHCP with manual address) from the Configure IPv4 popup menu, and then an IP address needs to be entered. Click here for details or updated information on activating IP over FireWire
When the printer is connected through FireWire, it is recommended to add the printer using the FireWire modules in order to take full advantage of FireWire printing, and to use the IP over FireWire only to visit the printer’s Embedded Web Server.
If the printer is connected through FireWire and the printer is also connected to the network through Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet, the printer’s IP over FireWire will not be available and it will not be possible to access the Embedded Web Server from the Printer Dialog. However, it will be possible to print through FireWire.
Also in the case of printer sharing over FireWire, remote users will not be able to access the Embedded Web Server from the Printer Dialog, although they will be able to print.
Change the language of the Embedded Web Server
The Embedded Web Server can work in the following languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. It will choose whichever language is specified in Web browser's options. If a language that cannot be supported is specified, it will work in English.
To change the language, Web browser's language setting need to be changed. For example, in Internet Explorer version 6, go to the Tools menu and select Internet Options , Languages . Then ensure that the desired language is at the top of the list in the dialog box.
NOTE: To complete the change, Web browser needs to be restarted.
Password protect the Embedded Web Server
Follow these steps to password-protect the EWS:
Now no-one will be able to perform the following actions with the Embedded Web Server without giving the password:
Request e-mail notification of specific error conditions
Following steps are used to request the e-mail notification of specific error conditions:
Set the date and time
The printer's date and time settings are mainly useful in job accounting. These settings can be changed using the Embedded Web Server or the printer's front panel.