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HP LaserJet P3005 Series Printer - Configure Device menu

This menu contains administrative functions. The CONFIGURE DEVICE menu allows the user to change the default printing settings, adjust the print quality, and change the system configuration and I/O options.

Print submenu

Some items on this menu are available in the program or printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings. In general, it is better to change these settings in the printer driver, if applicable.

Item
Values
Explanation
COPIES
1 to 32000
Sets the default number of copies by selecting any number from 1 to 32000. Use (UP) or (DOWN) to select the number of copies. This setting applies only to print jobs that do not have the number of copies specified in the program or printer driver, such as a UNIX or Linux program.
The default setting is 1 .
It is best to set the number of copies in the program or printer driver. (Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings.)
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE
Displays a list of available media sizes.
Sets the default image size for paper and envelopes. This setting applies to the print jobs that do not have a paper size specified in the program or printer driver. The default setting is LETTER .
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER SIZE
UNIT OF MEASURE
X DIMENSION
Y DIMENSION
Sets the default custom paper size for tray 1. This menu appears only if the media-size switch in the selected tray is set to CUSTOM .
UNIT OF MEASURE : Use this option to select the unit of measure (INCHES or MILLIMETERS ) to use when you set customer paper sizes for the tray 1.
X DIMENSION : Use this item to set the measurement of the width of the paper (measurement from side to side in the tray). The options are 3.0 to 8.50 INCHES or 76 to 216 MM .
Y DIMENSION : Use this item to set the measurement of the length of the paper (measurement from front to back in the tray). The options are 5.0 to 14.0 INCHES or 127 to 356 MM .
DUPLEX
OFF
ON
Appears only for devices that include a built-in duplexer. Set the value to ON to print on both sides (duplex) or OFF to print on one side (simplex) of a sheet of paper.
The default setting is OFF .
DUPLEX BINDING
LONG EDGE
SHORT EDGE
Changes the binding edge for duplex printing. The menu item appears only if the device includes a built-in duplexer and DUPLEX=ON .
The default setting is LONG EDGE .
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
NO
YES
Allows the device to print an A4-size job on letter-size paper if A4-size paper is not loaded in the device (or vice versa).
The default setting is YES .
MANUAL FEED
OFF
ON
Feeds the paper manually from tray 1, rather than automatically from a tray. If MANUAL FEED=ON and tray 1 is empty, the device goes offline when it receives a print job. MANUALLY FEED [PAPER SIZE] appears on the device control-panel display.
The default setting is OFF .
COURIER FONT
REGULAR
DARK
Selects the version of Courier font to use:
REGULAR : The internal Courier font that is available on the HP LaserJet 4 series devices.
DARK : The internal Courier font that is available on the HP LaserJet III series devices.
The default setting is REGULAR .
WIDE A4
NO
YES
Changes the number of characters that can be printed on a single line of A4-size paper.
NO : Up to 78 10-pitch characters can be printed on one line.
YES : Up to 80 10-pitch characters can be printed on one line.
The default setting is NO .
PRINT PS ERRORS
OFF
ON
Determines whether a PS error page prints or not.
OFF : PS error page never prints.
ON : PS error page prints when PS errors occur.
The default setting is OFF .
PRINT PDF ERRORS
OFF
ON
Determines whether a PDF error page prints or not.
OFF : PDF error page never prints.
ON : PDF error page prints when PDF errors occur.
The default setting is OFF .
PCL SUBMENU
FORM LENGTH
FORM LENGTH : Sets vertical spacing from 5 to 128 lines for default paper size.
ORIENTATION
ORIENTATION : Allows you to select default page orientation as LANDSCAPE or PORTRAIT .
It is best to set the page orientation in the program or printer driver. (Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings.)
FONT SOURCE
FONT SOURCE : Allows you to select the font source as INTERNAL , CARD SLOT 1 , or EIO DISK .
FONT NUMBER
FONT NUMBER : The device assigns a number to each font and lists the numbers on the PCL Font List. The font number appears in the Font # column of the printout. The range is 0 to 999.
FONT PITCH
FONT PITCH : Selects the font pitch. This item might not appear, depending on the font selected. The range is 0.44 to 99.99.
SYMBOL SET
SYMBOL SET : Selects any one of several available symbol sets at the device control panel. A symbol set is a unique grouping of all the characters in a font. PC-8 or PC-850 is recommended for line-draw characters.
APPEND CR TO LF
APPEND CR TO LF : Select YES to append a carriage return to each line feed that the device encountered in backward-compatible PCL jobs (pure text, no job control). Some environments, such as UNIX, indicate a new line using only the line feed control code. Use this option to append the required carriage return to each line feed.
SUPPRESS BLANK PAGES
SUPPRESS BLANK PAGES : When generating your own PCL, extra form feeds are included that would cause one or more blank pages to be printed. Select YES for form feeds to be ignored if the page is blank.
MEDIA SOURCE MAPPING
MEDIA SOURCE MAPPING : Allows you to select and maintain trays by number when you are not using the printer driver or when the software program has no option for tray selection. CLASSIC : Tray numbering is based on LaserJet 4 and older models. STANDARD : Tray numbering is based on newer LaserJet models.

Print Quality submenu

Some items on this menu are available in the program or printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings. In general, it is best to change these settings in the printer driver, if applicable.

Item
Values
Explanation
SET REGISTRATION
PRINT TEST PAGE
SOURCE
ADJUST TRAY [N]
Shifts the margin alignment to center the image on the page from top to bottom, and left to right. You can also align the image that is printed on the front with the image that is printed on the back. Allows for one-sided and two-sided printing alignment.
PRINT TEST PAGE : Prints a test page that shows the current registration settings.
SOURCE : Selects the tray for which you want to print the test page.
ADJUST TRAY [N] : Sets the registration for the specified tray, where [N] is the number of the tray. A selection appears for each tray that is installed, and registration must be set for each tray.
  • X1 SHIFT : Registration of the image on the paper from side to side, as the paper lies in the tray. For duplexing, this side is the second side (back) of the paper.

  • X2 SHIFT : Registration of the image on the paper from side to side, as the paper lies in the tray, for the first side (front) of a duplexed page. This item appears only if the device includes a built-in duplexer and DUPLEX is ON . Set the X1 SHIFT first.

  • Y SHIFT : Registration of the image on the paper from top to bottom as the paper lies in the tray.

The default setting for SOURCE is TRAY 2 . The default setting for ADJUST TRAY 1 and ADJUST TRAY 2 is 0 .
FUSER MODES
List of available fuser modes
Configures the fuser mode associated with each media type.
Change the fuser mode only if you are experiencing problems printing on certain media types. After you select a type of media, you can select a fuser mode that is available for that type. The device supports the following modes:
NORMAL : Used for most types of paper.
HIGH2 : Used for paper that has a special or rough finish.
HIGH1 : Used for rough paper.
LOW3 : Used for transparencies.
LOW2 : Used for lightweight media. Use this mode if you are having problems with curled paper.
LOW1 : Use this mode if you are experiencing wrinkled media.
The default fuser mode is NORMAL for all print media types except transparencies (LOW3 ) and rough paper (HIGH1 ).
Do not change the fuser mode for transparencies. Failure to use the LOW3 setting while printing transparencies can result in permanent damage to the device and fuser. Always select Transparencies as the type in the printer driver and set the tray type at the device control panel to TRANSPARENCY .

When selected, RESTORE MODES resets the fuser mode for each media type back to its default setting.

OPTIMIZE
List of parameters
Optimizes certain parameters for all jobs rather than (or in addition to) optimizing by paper type.
RESOLUTION
300
600
FASTRES 1200
PRORES 1200
Selects the resolution. All values print at the same speed.
300 : Produces draft print quality and can be used for compatibility with the HP LaserJet III family of devices.
600 : Produces high print quality for text and can be used for compatibility with the HP LaserJet 4 family of devices.
FASTRES 1200 : Produces 1200-dpi print quality for fast, high-quality printing of business text and graphics.
PRORES 1200 : Produces 1200-dpi print quality for fast, high-quality printing of line art and graphic images.
It is best to change the resolution in the program or printer driver. (Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings.)
The default setting is FASTRES 1200 .
RET
OFF
LIGHT
MEDIUM
DARK
Use the Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) setting to produce print with smooth angles, curves, and edges.
REt does not affect print quality if the print resolution is set to FastRes 1200 or ProRes 1200. All other print resolutions benefit from REt.
It is best to change the REt setting in the program or printer driver. (Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings.)
The default setting is MEDIUM .
ECONOMODE
ON
OFF
EconoMode is a feature that allows the printer to use less toner per page. Selecting this option will extend the life of the toner supply and may reduce cost per page. However, it will also reduce print quality. The printed page is lighter, but it is adequate for printing drafts or proofs.
HP does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. If EconoMode is used full-time, the toner supply might outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge. If print quality begins to degrade under these circumstances, you will need to install a new print cartridge, even if there is toner supply remaining in the cartridge.
It is best to turn EconoMode on or off in the program or printer driver. (Program and device-driver settings override control-panel settings.)
The default setting is OFF .
TONER DENSITY
1 to 5
Lighten or darken the print on the page by setting the toner density. Select a setting ranging from 1 (light) to 5 (dark). The default setting of 3 usually produces the best results.
CREATE CLEANING PAGE
There is no value to select.
Press (SELECT) to print a cleaning page (for cleaning toner from the fuser). Follow the instructions on the cleaning page.
PROCESS CLEANING PAGE
There is no value to select.
This item is available only after a cleaning page has been created. Follow the instructions that are printed on the cleaning page. The cleaning process might take up to 2.5 minutes.

System Setup submenu

Items on this menu affect device behavior. Configure the device according to your printing needs.

Item
Values
Explanation
DATE/TIME
DATE
DATE FORMAT
TIME
TIME FORMAT
Sets the date and time settings.
JOB STORAGE LIMIT
1 to 100
Specifies the number of quick copy jobs that can be stored on the device.
The default setting is 32 .
JOB HELD TIMEOUT
OFF
1 HOUR
4 HOURS
1 DAY
1 WEEK
Sets the amount of time that held jobs are kept before being automatically deleted from the queue.
The default setting is OFF .
SHOW ADDRESS
AUTO
OFF
Defines whether or not the IP address will be shown on the display if the device is connected to a network. If AUTO is selected the IP Address of the device appears with the Ready message.
The default setting is AUTO .
TRAY BEHAVIOR
USE REQUESTED TRAY
MANUALLY FEED PROMPT
PS DEFER MEDIA
SIZE/TYPE PROMPT
USE REQUESTED TRAY : Determines whether the device tries to pull media from a different tray than the one that you selected in the printer driver.
  • EXCLUSIVELY : Sets the device to pull from the tray that you selected and not pull from another tray, even if the tray that you selected is empty.

  • FIRST : Sets the device to pull from the tray that you selected first, but allows the device to pull from another tray automatically if the tray that you selected is empty.

MANUALLY FEED PROMPT : Determines when the device shows a prompt regarding pulling from tray 1 if your print job does not match the type or size that is loaded in any other tray.
  • ALWAYS : Select this option if you always want to be prompted before the device pulls from tray 1.

  • UNLESS LOADED : Prompts you only if tray 1 is empty.

PS DEFER MEDIA : Controls whether the PostScript (PS) or HP paper-handling model is used to print jobs. ENABLED causes PS to defer to the HP paper-handling model. DISABLED uses the PS paper-handling model.
SIZE/TYPE PROMPT : Use this menu item to control whether the tray configuration message and its prompts are shown whenever a tray is opened and closed. These prompts instruct you to set the type or size if the tray is configured for a type or size other than the type or size that is loaded in the tray.
SLEEP DELAY
1 MINUTE
15 MINUTES
30 MINUTES
45 MINUTES
60 MINUTES
90 MINUTES
2 HOURS
4 HOURS
Sets how long the device remains idle before it enters Sleep mode.
Sleep mode does the following:
  • Minimizes the amount of power that the device consumes when it is idle.

  • Reduces wear on electronic components in the device (turns off the display backlight, but the display is still readable).

The device automatically comes out of Sleep mode when you send a print job, press a device control-panel button, open a tray, or open the top cover.
The default setting is 30 MINUTES .
WAKE TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
Sets a "wake-up" time for the device to warm up and calibrate each day. The default for each day is OFF . If you set a wake time, HP recommends setting an extended sleep delay time period, so that the device will not return to sleep mode soon after waking.
PERSONALITY
AUTO
PDF
PS
PCL
Selects the default device language (personality). The possible values are determined by which valid languages are installed in the device.
Normally, you should not change the device language. If you change it to a specific device language, the device will not switch automatically from one language to another unless specific software commands are sent to the device.
The default setting is AUTO .
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
JOB
ON
Sets the amount of time that a clearable warning appears on the device control-panel display.
JOB : The clearable warning message appears until the end of the job that generated the message.
ON : The clearable warning message appears until you press Select buttonSelect button .
The default setting is JOB .
AUTO CONTINUE
OFF
ON
Determines how the device reacts to errors. If the device is on a network, you probably want to turn AUTO CONTINUE to ON .
ON : If an error occurs that prevents printing, the message appears on the device control-panel display, and the device goes offline for 10 seconds before returning online.
OFF : If an error occurs that prevents printing, the message remains on the device control-panel display, and the device remains offline until you press (SELECT).
The default setting is ON .
CARTRIDGE LOW
STOP
CONTINUE
Determines how the device behaves if the print cartridge is low. Print quality is not guaranteed if you print after receiving this message.
STOP : The device pauses printing until you replace the print cartridge or press (SELECT) each time you turn the device on. The message appears until you replace the print cartridge.
CONTINUE : The device continues to print, and the message appears until you replace the print cartridge.
The default setting is CONTINUE .
CARTRIDGE OUT
STOP
CONTINUE
Determines how the device reacts if the print cartridge is empty.
STOP : The device stops printing until you replace the print cartridge.
CONTINUE : The device continues to print, and the REPLACE CARTRIDGE message appears until you replace the print cartridge. HP does not guarantee print quality if you select CONTINUE after a REPLACE CARTRIDGE condition. Replace the print cartridge as soon as possible to ensure good print quality.
If the end of drum life is reached, the device stops, regardless of the CARTRIDGE OUT setting.
The default setting is CONTINUE .
JAM RECOVERY
AUTO
OFF
ON
Determines how the device behaves if a jam occurs.
AUTO : The device automatically selects the best mode for device jam recovery (usually ON ).
OFF : The device does not reprint pages following a jam. Printing performance might be increased with this setting.
ON : The device automatically reprints pages after a jam is cleared.
The default setting is AUTO .
RAM DISK
AUTO
OFF
Determines how the RAM disk is configured.
AUTO : Allows the device to determine the optimal RAM-disk size based on the amount of available memory.
OFF : The RAM is disabled.
If you change the setting from OFF to AUTO , the device automatically reinitializes when it becomes idle.
The default setting is AUTO .
LANGUAGE
(DEFAULT)
Several
Selects the language for the messages that appear on the device control-panel display.
The default setting is determined by the country/region in which the device is purchased.

I/O submenu

Items on the I/O (input/output) menu affect the communication between the device and the computer. If the device contains an HP Jetdirect print server, you can configure basic networking parameters by using the submenu. These and other parameters can also be configured through HP Web Jetadmin or other network configuration tools, such as the embedded Web server.

Item
Values
Explanation
I/O TIMEOUT
5 to 300
Select the I/O timeout period in seconds.
Use this setting to adjust timeout for the best performance. If data from other ports appears in the middle of your print job, increase the timeout value.
The default setting is 15 .
PARALLEL INPUT
HIGH SPEED
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
HIGH SPEED : Select YES to enable the device to accept the faster parallel communications that are used for connections with newer computers.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS : Turn the bidirectional parallel communication on or off. The default is set for a bidirectional parallel port (IEEE-1284).
The device uses this setting to send status messages to the computer. Turning the parallel advanced functions on might slow language switching.
EMBEDDED JETDIRECT
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
APPLETALK
DLC/LLC
SECURITY
DIAGNOSTICS
LINK SPEED
PRINT PROTOCOLS
TCP/IP : Select whether the TCP/IP protocol stack is enabled or disabled. You can set several TCP/IP parameters.
In addition, select TCP/IP to configure IPv4, IPv6, and other TCP/IP settings.
IPX/SPX : Select whether the IPX/SPX protocol stack (in Novell NetWare networks, for example) is enabled or disabled.
APPLETALK : Enable or disable an AppleTalk network.
DLC/LLC : Select whether the DLC/LLC protocol stack is enabled or disabled.
SECURITY : Print or manage network security settings.
DIAGNOSTICS : Use tests to help diagnose network hardware or TCP/IP network connection problems.
LINK SPEED : Select the network link speed and communications mode for the 10/100T print server. To ensure proper communication, the Jetdirect settings must match those of the network.
PRINT PROTOCOLS : Prints the settings for IPX/SPX, Novell Netware, AppleTalk, and DLC/LLC protocols.

Resets submenu

Items on the Resets submenu relate to returning settings to the defaults and changing settings such as Sleep mode.

Item
Values
Explanation
RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS
There is no value to select.
Performs a simple reset and restores most of the factory (default) and network settings. This item also clears the input buffer for the active I/O.
Restoring factory settings during a print job cancels the print job.
SLEEP MODE
ON
OFF
Turns Sleep mode on or off. Using Sleep mode offers the following advantages:
  • Minimizes the amount of power that the device consumes when it is idle

  • Reduces wear on electronic components in the device (turns off the display backlight, but the display is still readable)

The device automatically comes out of Sleep mode when you send a print job, press a device control panel button, open a tray, or open the top cover.
You can set how long the device remains idle before it enters Sleep mode.
The default setting is ON .

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