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HP LaserJet P3010 Printer Series - Printing-system software
Windows operating systems provide full-featured support for the product. Operating systems that are not described in this STR provide varying levels of functionality.
Throughout this document, Windows XP is used to denote Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional, unless noted otherwise.
Information relating to networking functions is specific to products that have network capabilities.
The printing-system software has not been tested with and is not supported in the following operating systems:
Printer drivers for these operating systems are not included on the printing-system software CD and are not available on the Web. Other printer drivers might work with the product, but some print-driver features and functions might not be available.
For more information about the product, go to the following Web site:
Supported operating systems for Windows
The product supports the following Windows operating systems:
Supported printer drivers for Windows
The printer drivers include online Help that has instructions for common printing tasks and also describes the buttons, check boxes, and drop-down lists that are in the printer driver.
The HP PCL 6 is the only printer driver that is included with this product; it is included in the box on the printing-system CD.
For more information about the UPD, see www.hp.com/go/upd .
HP Universal Print Driver (UPD)
Each HP Universal Print Driver (UPD) for Windows is a single driver that gives you instant access to virtually any HP LaserJet product, from any location, without downloading separate drivers. It is built on proven HP print driver technology and has been tested thoroughly and used with many software programs. It is a powerful solution that performs consistently over time.
The HP UPD communicates directly with each HP product, gathers configuration information, and then customizes the user interface to show the product’s unique, available features. It automatically enables features that are available for the product, such as two-sided printing and stapling, so you do not need to enable them manually.
For more information, go to www.hp.com/go/upd .
When you download and install a UPD from the product support Web page ( www.hp.com/support/ljp3010 ), there will be some variations in the installation process and results depending on the driver that you select.
From the support page, click on the Download Drivers and Software link. After you select the printer model and operating system, there will be several selections on the download page. You can download drivers from the “Driver” section and from the “Driver - Universal Print Driver” section.
Drivers downloaded from the “Driver” section are wrapped with the HP DIU (Driver Installation Utility) and produce a “named” driver when installed. A named driver has the printer model number in the driver print queue name. These drivers always install in Traditional mode. The HP PCL 6 Print Driver is a product specific driver, and the PCL5 and postscript driver are UPDs but install as described.
Drivers downloaded from the “Driver-Universal Print Driver” section includes the UPD installer. For these drivers, the driver print queue shows a non-product-specific name. When installing these drivers, you have a choice between Traditional or Dynamic mode as described below.
UPD installation modes
Supported utilities for Windows
The following utilities for Windows are available for the HP LaserJet P3010 Series printer.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP Web Jetadmin is a browser-based management tool for HP Jetdirect-connected printers within your intranet, and it should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer.
To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest list of supported host systems, visit www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin .
When installed on a host server, a Windows client can gain access to HP Web Jetadmin by using a supported Web browser (such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape Navigator 4.x or later) by navigating to the HP Web Jetadmin host.
For a complete explanation of the features and functionality of HP Web Jetadmin, see the HP Jetdirect Print Servers Administrator's Guide, which is available on the printing system software CD.
Embedded Web Server
The product is equipped with the HP Embedded Web Server (HP EWS), which provides access to information about product and network activities. This information appears in a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Apple® Safari, or Firefox.
The HP EWS resides on the product. It is not loaded on a network server.
The HP EWS provides an interface to the product that anyone who has a network-connected computer and a standard Web browser can use. No special software is installed or configured, but you must have a supported Web browser on the computer. To gain access to the HP EWS, type the IP address for the product in the address line of the browser.
For a complete explanation of the features and functionality of the HP EWS, see the HP LaserJet P3010 Series Printers Embedded Web Server User Guide, which is available on the printing system software CD.
HP Easy Printer Care
HP Easy Printer Care software is a program that you can use for the following tasks:
You can view HP Easy Printer Care software when the product is directly connected to your computer or when it is connected to a network.
To download HP Easy Printer Care software, use the HP Easy Printer Care link on the printing system software CD that appears at the end of the driver installation sequence. You can also use your Web browser to go directly to www.hp.com/go/easyprintercare . This Web site provides updated information about supported browsers, a list of HP products that support HP Easy Printer Care software, and the HP LaserJet P3010 Series User Guide, which provides more information about using the HP Easy Printer Care software.
Supported operating systems for Macintosh
The product supports the following Macintosh operating systems:
For Mac OS X V10.4 and later, PPC and Intel® Core Processor Macs are supported.
Supported printer drivers for Macintosh
The HP installer provides PostScript® Printer Description (PPD) files, Printer Dialog Extensions (PDEs), and the HP Printer Utility for use with Mac OS X and Macintosh computers.
The PPDs, in combination with the Apple PostScript printer drivers, provide access to device features. Use the Apple PostScript printer driver that comes with the computer.
Supported utilities for Macintosh
The following additional software is available for Macintosh for use with the HP LaserJet P3010 Series printer.
HP Printer Utility
Use the HP Printer Utility to set up product features that are not available in the printer driver.
You can use the HP Printer Utility when the product uses a universal serial bus (USB) cable or is connected to a TCP/IP-based network.
Open the HP Printer Utility
Open the HP Printer Utility in Mac OS X V10.3 and V10.4
Open the HP Printer Utility in Mac OS X V10.5
HP Printer Utility features
The HP Printer Utility consists of pages that you open by clicking in the Configuration Settings list. The following table describes the tasks that you can perform from these pages.
Embedded Web Server
The product is equipped with the HP EWS, which provides access to information about product and network activities. For a complete explanation of the features and functionality of the HP EWS, see the HP LaserJet P3010 Series Printers Embedded Web Server User Guide, which is available on the printing system software CD.
Software for other operating systems
Printer driver support in other operating systems
The product is also supported in the following operating systems:
Download the printing-system software from the Web, or order it on a CD from HP fulfillment centers.
This STR describes drivers that are shipped with the printing-system software CD. This document does not describe any drivers that might be released by support personnel.
Software component availability for Windows and Macintosh
The following table lists the availability of printing-system software components for Windows and Macintosh computers.
Fonts are installed on the Mac by using the HP Printer Utility.
Printing-system software on the Web
All software that is contained on the installation CD is also available on the Web.
Web deployment is the preferred method for obtaining the latest software. The HP Web site offers an option for automatic e‑mail notification about new software releases. See the HP Proactive support link on the Download Drivers and Software page.
The printing-system software is available for download at the following Web site:
The PCL 5, PCL 6, and PS Universal Print Drivers are available for download at the following Web site: hp.com/go/upd
In-box printing-system software CD
One CD is included in-box with the product. The printing-system software CD contains the following components:
Each CD has two partitions, one each for Windows and Macintosh computers.
The files in each partition of the printing-system software CD include documentation files and files that are required to install and uninstall the printing-system software components.
Printing-system software CD
The root directory in the Windows partition of the printing-system software CD contains the AUTORUN.EXE file, the SETUP.EXE file, support files, and the following directories:
To view the files, insert the printing-system software CD into the CD-ROM drive, right-click Start, click Explore, and then select the CD-ROM drive.
The printing-system software CD is available in three regional versions and contains the printing-system software in all supported languages as follows:
CD 1 – Americas & Western Europe
CD 2 – Asia Pacific
CD 3 – Eastern Europe