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HP LaserJet P3010 Series Printers - HP PCL 6 Print Driver for Windows

Introduction

This chapter describes the features of the HP LaserJet P3010 Series PCL 6 Print Driver for Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP (32-bit and 64‑bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64‑bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), and Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit).

You can control print jobs from several places:

  • The product control panel

  • The software program print dialog box

  • The driver user interface

Generally, for features that are duplicated in more than one location (for instance, you can select the paper input tray from any of them), settings that are established in the software program take precedence over print-driver settings. Print-driver settings, in turn, override product control-panel settings.

When you install the printing-system software in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008, the HP PCL 6 Print Driver is the recommended driver and the first selection in the CD Browser. A product-specific PS print driver, based on the HP PS Universal Print Driver is also available from the CD. The HP PS Universal Print Driver and the HP PCL 5 Universal Print Driver can be installed by download from hp.com (link in browser button). An installer is included with the driver.

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Gain access to print drivers

Depending on the operating system on which you are installing the print drivers, you can gain access to the print drivers and different print-driver interfaces in several ways.

To gain access to the print-driver settings from within most software programs, follow these steps:

  1. Click File .

  2. Click Print .

  3. Click Properties .

The appearance and names of the driver tabs can vary, depending on the operating system. These driver settings apply only while that software program is open.

You can control the drivers directly from the Printers folder. Here you have access to two sets of driver tabs: the Printing Preferences tabs and the Properties tabs. The settings that you make on the Printing Preferences driver tabs control the driver default settings for each user's profile. Installable options can be configured in the Properties driver tabs.

Printing Preferences driver tabs

The Printing Preferences driver tabs change the default settings that are used across all software programs. To gain access to these tabs, follow these steps:

  1. Windows Vista : Click Start , click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , and then click Printers .

    Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 : Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers and Faxes .

    Windows 2000 : Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

    Windows Server 2008 : Click Start , click Control Panel , and then open the Printers folder.

  2. Right-click the product name.

  3. Click Printing Preferences .

The following Printing Preferences print-driver tabs are available:

  • Advanced

  • Printing Shortcuts

  • Paper/Quality

  • Effects

  • Finishing

  • Job Storage

  • Services

Properties driver tabs

This set of tabs controls the driver behavior and driver connections. To gain access to the Properties tabs, follow these steps:

  1. Windows Vista : Click Start , click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , and then click Printers .

    Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 : Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers and Faxes .

    Windows 2000 : Click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

    Windows Server 2008 : Click Start , click Control Panel , and then open the Printers folder.

  2. Right-click the product name.

  3. Click Properties .

The following Properties print-driver tabs are available:

  • General

  • Sharing

  • Ports

  • Advanced

  • Security

  • Device Settings

  • About

Help system

The HP PCL 6 print driver includes a full-featured Help system to provide assistance with printing and configuration options.

“What's this?” Help

Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista support What's this? Help. You can gain access to What's this? Help messages in any of the following ways:

  • Right-click a feature or control. A pop-up Help window appears.

  • Click the ? question mark button in 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 control appears.

  • Click a feature or control, and then press the F1 key. The Help window for the currently selected control appears.

Incompatible Print Settings messages

Incompatible Print Settings (constraint) messages are unsolicited messages that appear in response to specific print-driver selections. These messages alert you to selections that are illogical or impossible given the product capabilities or the current settings of other controls.

Constraint messages are limited, and the underlying software architecture might accept some settings that are illogical or impossible for the product to perform. Sending a job with incompatible settings can lead to unexpected results. If print jobs do not print as expected, check the product documentation for the product capabilities.

In supported Windows operating environments, some technically invalid print-driver configurations result in warning messages. Duplexing, for example, is not possible when the Transparency paper type is selected. The following figure shows an Incompatible Print Settings message.

1: Incompatible Print Settings

To resolve the conflicting settings, click Restore my previous settings. and then click OK . The driver resets the conflicting control back to its previous state.

If you want to keep the conflicting setting, click Keep this setting, and I will change it later. and then click OK .

In this example, the conflict can be resolved manually. If the conflict is not resolved when the driver is closed, then the same message appears again when a print job is sent to the product.

Advanced tab features

The Advanced tab is in the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

Use the Advanced tab to change the layout of printed pages. Use this tab to configure special controls that are not commonly used, as well as to control features such as paper size and copies in the driver (although most current software programs support these features in the Print dialog box or through the page settings in the software program). The following figure shows the Advanced tab.

2: Advanced

The Advanced tab contains the following controls:

Paper/Output

The Paper/Output control contains the Copy Count setting.

Copy Count

Copy Count : Specifies the number of copies to print. This driver setting is useful for software programs that do not provide a copy count. If a copy count is available in the software program, set the copy count in the software program.

The number of copies that you request appears in the Copy Count option. You can select the number by typing in the text box or by using the up and down arrows to the right of the text box. Valid entries are numbers from 1 to 9999. The copies value will not advance from the maximum number (9999) to 1 when the up arrow is used, or change from 1 to the maximum number (9999) when the down arrow is used. When you click another group box or leave the Advanced tab, invalid entries into the text box (such as non-numerical input, numbers less than 1, or numbers greater than the maximum allowed) are changed to the last valid value that appeared in the text box. The default number of copies is 1.

Because you can set the number of copies that you want from some software programs, conflicts between the software program you are using and the driver can arise. In most cases, the software program and the driver communicate, so that the number of copies set in one location (such as the program) will appear in the other (such as the driver). For some programs, this communication does not take place, and the copies values are treated independently. For these programs, setting 10 copies in the program and then setting 10 copies in the driver will result in 100 copies (10 x 10) being printed. It is recommended that you set the number of copies in the program, whenever possible.

Graphic

The Graphic control contains theTrueType Font settings.

TrueType Font

Use Substitute with Device Font (the default setting) to print documents that contain TrueType fonts by using equivalent printer fonts. This permits faster printing; however, you might lose special characters that the equivalent printer font does not support. Select Download as Softfont to download TrueType fonts for printing instead of using printer fonts.

Document Options

The Document Options control contains the following settings:

Advanced Printing Features

When the Advanced Printing Features: setting is Enabled , metafile spooling is turned on and Finishing tab options such as Page order: , Booklet layout: , and Pages per sheet: are available, depending on your product.

Enhanced metafile spooling is used to greatly reduce the amount of time that elapses between a request to print (initiated by an application) and the return of control to the application by the operating system.

For normal printing, leave the Advanced Printing Features: setting at the default (Enabled ). If compatibility problems occur, you can disable the feature. However, some advanced printing features might still appear in the print driver, even though they have been disabled. If you select an advanced printing feature in the print driver that has been disabled on the Advanced tab, the feature is automatically re-enabled.

Print Optimizations

The default setting for Print Optimizations: is Enabled . When this feature is enabled and your document contains overlapping text and graphics, the text that is placed on top of a graphic might not print correctly. If the printed output is not correct, you can disable this feature. When this feature is disabled, print optimization features, such as substituting device fonts for TrueType fonts and scanning for horizontal and vertical rules, are turned off.

Printer Features

The Printer Features control contains the following settings:

  • Edge-To-Edge

    Select this control to enable printing within 2 mm (0.078 inch) of the edge of the page. This feature is set to Off by default.

  • Print All Text as Black

    The feature is Disabled by default. When Enabled is selected, the driver prints all text as black regardless of the original document text color. Color text is printed as black, except for white text, which remains white. (White text is a reliable method of printing reverse typeface against a dark background.) This setting does not affect graphic images on the page, nor does it affect any text that is part of a graphic.

  • Send TrueType as Bitmap

    Send TrueType as Bitmap : Provides an alternative for software programs that have trouble using TrueType fonts for special graphic aspects such as shading, rotation, or slanting. The setting is Disabled (off) by default. The TrueType fonts are converted to Bitmap soft fonts before downloading. The Enabled setting causes the driver to send TrueType fonts to the product as outlines, which retains the standard format (outline) of the fonts.

  • Raster Compression

    Use the Raster Compression: feature to select the graphics-compression method.

    • Automatic . The software determines the best compression method to use.

    • Best Quality . This option forces the software to use a lossless compression method. (Lossless means that no data is lost during compression.)

    • Maximum Compression . Where applicable, this option requires the software to always use a lossy compression method (some data is lost).

  • Alternative Letterhead Mode

    When selected, this option eliminates the need to flip or reload letterhead or preprinted paper in a tray, whether you are printing on one or both sides of the sheet. Load the paper as you would for printing on both sides. If the product tray has an icon that indicates whether to load paper either face-up or face-down, load the paper in the opposite orientation of that shown. The default setting is Off .

    When this option is selected, you must use one of the following options in the Paper type setting:

    • Letterhead

    • Preprinted

Layout Options

Layout Options contains the Page Order: setting.

Page Order : Specifies the order in which the pages of your document are printed. Front to Back (default setting) prints the document so that page 1 prints first. Back to Front prints the document so that page 1 prints last.

The page-ordering operation works on whole sheets of paper rather than on individual logical pages. Accordingly, if you set Pages per sheet: (on the Finishing tab) to be greater than 1, the ordering of logical pages on a physical sheet of paper does not change.

Printing Shortcuts tab features

The Printing Shortcuts tab is in the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

Use the Printing Shortcuts tab to store specific combinations of driver settings for easy use.

The following figure shows the Printing Shortcuts tab.

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Printing Shortcuts is a new tab that appears on the HP PCL 6 Print Driver beginning with the HP Color LaserJet CM4730 MFP. In previous drivers, the Print Task Quick Sets appeared in most of the driver tabs and was used to capture commonly used driver settings. Like Quick Sets, the Printing Shortcuts tab saves commonly used driver settings under a shortcut name.

Use defined printing shortcuts

The Printing Shortcuts tab contains the following control sets:

Selections (for example, paper types) that are found under the Printing Shortcuts tab may include all items found in other driver tabs. The selection list may be shortened under a shortcut for simplification.

General Everyday Printing

When General Everyday Printing is selected, the following controls are available:

  • Paper source:

  • Paper sizes:

  • Paper type:

  • Orientation:

  • Print on both sides:

  • Pages per sheet:

When options other than the defaults are selected, the Save as... and Reset buttons become active.

Click Save as... to create a custom printing shortcut.

Click Reset to change customized settings back to the default settings.

Paper source

The following options are available:

  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

  • Optional Tray 3 (if installed)

  • Optional Tray 4 (if installed)

Paper sizes

The following options are available:

  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • Statement

  • 8.5 x 13

  • A4

  • A5

  • A6

  • B5 (JIS)

  • B6 (JIS)

  • 16K 195 x 270mm

  • 16K 197 x 273mm

  • 16K 184 x 260mm

  • Double Japan Postcard Rotated

Paper type

The following options are available:

  • Unspecified (default)

  • Plain

  • Light 60 - 74g

  • Labels

  • Letterhead

  • Envelope

  • Preprinted

  • Prepunched

  • Colored

  • Rough

Orientation

The following options are available:

  • Portrait (default)

  • Landscape

Print on both sides

The following options are available:

  • No (default)

  • Yes, Flip Over

  • Yes, Flip Up

Pages per sheet

The following options are available:

  • 1 page per sheet (default)

  • 2 pages per sheet

  • 4 pages per sheet

  • 6 pages per sheet

  • 9 pages per sheet

  • 16 pages per sheet

Eco-print (Two-sided Printing)

Because the HP LaserJet P3015, the HP LaserJet P3015d and HP LaserJet P3015n models do not include a duplexing unit, the Eco-print (Two-sided Printing) option is available, but duplexing is a manual process.

When Eco-print (Two-sided Printing) is selected, the following options are selected.

  • Paper source: Automatically Select

  • Paper sizes: Letter (This setting changes according to country/region.)

  • Paper type: Unspecified

  • Orientation: Portrait

  • Print on both sides: Yes, flip over

  • Pages per sheet: 1 page per sheet

Envelopes

When Envelopes is selected, the following options are selected.

  • Paper source: Automatically Select

  • Paper sizes: Envelope #10

  • Paper type: Envelope

  • Orientation: Landscape

Booklet Printing

When Booklet Printing is selected, the following options are selected.

  • Paper source: Automatically Select

  • Paper sizes: Letter (This setting changes according to country/region.)

  • Paper type: Unspecified

  • Orientation: Portrait

  • Booklet Layout: Left binding

  • Print document on: Letter

Factory Defaults

When Factory Defaults is selected, the customizable options are unavailable, and the default options are locked in.

The Factory Defaults are as follows:

  • Paper source: Automatically select

  • Paper sizes: Letter (This setting changes according to country/region.)

  • Paper type: Unspecified

  • Orientation: Portrait

  • Print on both sides: No

  • Pages per sheet: 1 page per sheet

Create a custom printing shortcut

  1. Select General Everyday Printing as a base.

  2. Select the appropriate print settings on the Printing Shortcuts tab or use the settings on any of the Printing Preferences tabs.

  3. On the Printing Shortcuts tab, click Save As... . The Printing Shortcuts dialog box appears.

    4: Printing Shortcuts

  4. Type a name for the custom printing shortcut, and then click OK . The custom printing shortcut appears in the Printing Shortcuts list.

    5: Printing Shortcuts

  5. To delete a custom printing shortcut, click the custom shortcut, then click Delete .

Paper/Quality tab features

The Paper/Quality tab is in the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

Use the Paper/Quality tab to specify paper size, type, and source. You can also use this tab to specify different paper selections for the front cover, first page, other pages, last page, and back cover of the document. The following figure shows the Paper/Quality tab.

6: Paper/Quality

The Paper/Quality tab contains the following control sets:

Paper Options

The settings in the Paper Options group box on the Paper/Quality tab apply to all of the pages of the document. The following figure shows the Paper Options group box and the selections that are available by default.

7: Paper Options

The settings in the Paper Options group box are described in the following order:

Paper sizes

The Paper sizes: drop-down menu lists all of the supported paper sizes.

When you move the mouse over the dimensions label, the mouse cursor changes from an arrow to a gloved hand. Click the dimensions label to toggle between English and metric units.

Because paper-size settings in most software programs override driver settings, it is generally best to use the driver to set the paper size only when you are printing from software programs that do not include a paper-size setting, such as NotePad, or when you are producing a book or a booklet that does not require different paper sizes.

Certain software programs can override the size command and specify different paper sizes within a single document.

When you change the print-driver setting to a paper size that is not currently loaded in the product, a control-panel message appears that prompts you to load the paper size or select another tray.

For information about paper sizes, see Engineering Details .

Several Paper Sizes are listed in the paper size drop-down menus that are physically too large for the printer, such as 11x17, A3, B4, 8k. These sizes are included for scaling purposes– the printer scales down the printed output from a larger original size used by a software program.

When the settings under the Special pages: section have been changed, the Paper sizes: , Paper source: , and Paper type: menus change also, offering a variety of options. For more information, see Special pages .

Custom Paper Size

The Custom Paper Size dialog box appears when you click Custom… on the Paper/Quality tab. The following figure shows the initial appearance of the Custom Paper Size dialog box.

8: Custom Paper Size

Name

Use the Name text box to type a name for a new custom paper size or to rename an existing paper size.

The text that appears in the Name text box is one of the following::

  • The name of the any custom paper size that is selected on the Paper/Quality tab.

  • "Custom" if a standard paper size has been selected on the Paper/Quality tab.

  • Any text that has been typed into the Name text box. This text remains in the text box until the new size is saved or the dialog box is closed.

If you type a new name into the Name text box but then do not click Save , you can change the Width: and Length: values without losing the name. However, if you close the dialog box without clicking Save , any unsaved name or size values are lost without warning.

Paper Size

The Width: and Length: values can be changed by typing numeric strings into the edit boxes.

Any entry that is too large is rounded down to the maximum valid entry, while any entry that is too small is rounded up to the minimum valid entry.

If units are in millimeters, the custom paper-size range minimum is the limit rounded up to the nearest whole millimeter. The custom paper-size range maximum is the limit rounded down to the nearest whole millimeter. Any non-numerical entry reverts to the last valid entry. Width and length entries are validated when the focus changes.

The resolution of each control is 1/100 of a millimeter or 1/100 of an inch, depending on the current measurement units.

Units

To change measurement units, click one of the options in the Units group box (either Inches or Millimeters ).

Custom width and height control limits

The minimum paper size for this product is 98.4 x 148.0 mm (3.87 x 5.83 in) and the maximum is 215.9 x 355.6 mm (8.5 x 14.0 inches). The following table summarizes paper size limits for each paper-handling device.

PCL 6 custom paper sizes
Tray
Dimensions
Minimum
Maximum
Tray 1 (100-sheet multipurpose)
Width
98.4 mm (3.87 inches)
215.9 mm (8.5 inches)
Height
148.0 mm (5.83 inches)
355.6 mm (14.0 inches)
Tray 2 (250-sheet), and the optional Trays 3 and 4 (500-sheet)
Width
148.0 mm (5.83 inches)
215.9 mm (8.5 inches)
Height
210.0 mm (8.27 inches)
297.0 mm (11.69 inches)
Duplexer
Width
148.0 mm (5.83 inches)
215.9 mm (8.5 inches)
Height
152.4 mm (6.00 inches)
355.6 mm (14.0 inches)

Paper source

The Paper source: setting specifies the source tray to use for printing a document. The list of source trays depends on the product accessories that are installed. Any optional source trays that are installed through the Device Settings tab also appear here.

The Paper source: drop-down menu can contain the following options, depending on what has been installed on the product:

  • Automatically Select

  • Printer Auto Select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1 (100-sheet multipurpose tray)

  • Tray 2 (250-sheet tray)

  • Tray 3 (500-sheet tray), if installed

  • Tray 4 (500-sheet tray), if installed

The default setting is Automatically Select . When this setting is selected, the product uses the source tray that supports the paper size that you have selected. If you select a setting other than Automatically Select , make sure that the correct paper size is loaded in the source tray. For information about paper sources, see Engineering Details .

Paper type

The Paper type: drop-down menu contains two selections: Unspecified and More .

The default setting, Unspecified , uses the default paper type, which is usually Plain .

Selecting More opens the Type is: dialog box.

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The Type is: dialog box contains the following paper types:

  • Unspecified

  • Everyday <96g

    • Plain

    • Light 60–74g

    • Bond

    • Recycled

  • Presentation 96–130g

    • Mid-Weight 96–110g

    • Heavy 111–130g

  • Brochure 126–175g

    • Extra Heavy 131–175g

  • Photo/Cover 176–220g

    • Cardstock 176–220g

  • Other

    • Monochrome Laser Transparency

    • Labels

    • Letterhead

    • Envelope

    • Preprinted

    • Prepunched

    • Colored

    • Rough

No mechanism exists for manually adding custom paper types through the driver. Custom types can be added only through the bidirectional communication mechanism, so they must already exist in the product when the bidirectional query occurs. If bidirectional communication is enabled, then the information on an updated list of paper types is returned. If bidirectional communication is not enabled, then the driver looks for custom paper types that have been saved from a previous bidirectional communication query, and uses those. Otherwise, no custom paper types are available through the driver.

The default setting is Unspecified , and the program selects the paper type. If you select a different setting, make sure that the correct paper type is loaded in the tray that you selected in the Paper source: setting. For more information about paper types, see Engineering Details .

When you change the print-driver setting to a paper type that is not currently loaded in the product, a control-panel message appears that prompts you to load the paper type or select another tray.

Special pages

To specify special pages to be used, click the Settings... button under Special pages: .

Covers

To specify cover settings, click Covers on the Special pages: window, then click Settings... .

Use the Covers options to include a blank or preprinted cover on a document or to include a front/back cover from a source tray that is different from the one used for the remainder of the document.

The following are the Covers options:

  • Add a blank or preprinted cover: Select which cover is customized: Front , Back , or Both .

  • Paper source: This setting specifies the source tray to use for adding a front and/or back cover to the document. The list of source trays depends on the accessories that are installed. Any optional trays that are installed through the Device Settings tab also appear here.

  • Paper type: This setting specifies the paper size to use for front and/or back covers. Changes made to the Paper type: setting here override any previous Paper type: settings that use the same paper source.

The Back Cover options are not available when the Booklet layout: setting is enabled on the Finishing tab. The Back Cover setting is unavailable, because this page would be printed in the middle of a booklet.
The same size of paper will be used for the entire print job.

When you change the type and source of the paper and covers, the settings remain configured until you quit the software program.

Print pages on different paper

Use the Print pages on different paper options to select an alternative paper type or source for the first or last page of a document.

The following figure shows the Print pages on different paper settings and options.

10: Print pages on different paper

The following are the Print pages on different paper options:

  • Pages in document: Select which pages are customized: the First page, the Last page, or Pages: to select a range of pages or non-sequential, individual pages.

  • Paper source: This setting specifies the source tray to use for printing a document. The list of source trays depends on the accessories that are installed. Any optional trays that are installed through the Device Settings tab also appear here.

  • Paper type: This drop-down menu shows all of the paper types that the product supports.

The same type of paper is used for the entire print job.

When you change the type and source of the paper and covers, the settings remain configured until you close the software program.

Insert blank or preprinted sheets

Use the Insert blank or preprinted sheets option to specify the page numbers where blank or preprinted sheets are to be inserted. Paper Source: and Type: can also be selected.

Chapter separator pages

Use the Chapter separator pages option to insert separator pages between chapters. Paper Source: and Type: can also be selected.

Document preview image

The document preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The document preview image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right-side-up. The document preview image appears in the upper-right corner of the following Printing Preferences driver tabs:

  • Printing Shortcuts

  • Paper/Quality

  • Effects

  • Finishing

Switching between tabs does not change the location or appearance of the document preview image. When you move the mouse over the document preview image, the mouse cursor changes from an arrow to a gloved hand. You can toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking the image.

Print Quality

The Print Quality section contains the following controls:

Print Quality drop-down menu

Use this control to select a print quality. Numeric values are in dots per inch (dpi).

The Print Quality drop-down menu contains the following resolution options.

  • FastRes 1200 . Prints using 1200 x 600 resolution, is faster than full 1200 x 1200 resolution, but has slightly lower print quality.

  • ProRes 1200 . Prints using 1200 x 1200 resolution, prints slower than the other resolutions, but has the best print quality.

  • 600 dpi . Prints using standard 600 dpi resolution.

EconoMode check box

Click the EconoMode check box to allow the printer to use less toner/ink on each page. This extends the life of your print cartridge and reduces your cost per page, but it reduces print quality. This option may work only if a genuine HP print cartridge is installed. HP print cartridges are able to measure the life of the mechanical parts as well as the toner/ink. When Economode is used a lot the mechanical parts may wear out before the toner/ink does. This may result in toner/ink spillage, which could damage your printer. Using genuine HP print cartridges avoids this problem.

Effects tab features

The Effects tab is in the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

Use the Effects tab to create unique paper effects such as scaling and watermarks. The following figure shows the Effects tab.

11: Effects

The Effects tab contains the following controls:

Resizing Options

The Resizing Options group box consists of the following controls:

  • Actual size (default)

  • Print document on:

  • Scale to fit

  • % of actual size:

Actual size

Actual size is the default setting. It prints the document without changing the document size.

Print document on

Click the Print document on: option to format the document for one paper size and then print the document on a different paper size, with or without scaling the image to fit the new paper size.

Print document on: control is disabled by either of the following conditions:

  • The % of actual size: value is selected.

  • The Pages per sheet: value (on the Finishing tab) is not 1.

When Print document on: is selected, the drop-down menu shows the paper sizes on which you can print. The list contains all of the standard paper sizes that the selected paper source supports and any custom sizes that you have created. When Print document on: is selected, Scale to fit is automatically selected. Clear this check box if you do not want your document reduced or enlarged to fit on the selected paper.

Scale to fit

The Scale to fit option box specifies whether each formatted document page image is scaled to fit the target paper size. By default, Scale to fit is selected when Print document on: is selected. If the setting is turned off, then the document page images will not be scaled and are instead centered at full size on the target paper. If the document size is larger than the target paper size, then the document image is clipped. If it is smaller, then it is centered within the target paper. The following figure shows the effect that Scale to fit has on a document formatted for Legal-size paper but printed on Letter.

12: Scale to Fit

When the size for which the document is formatted (that is, the logical size) differs from the target size, the preview image uses a dashed gray line to show the boundaries of the logical page in relation to the target paper size.

% of actual size

The % of actual size: option provides a slider bar for scaling the percentage setting. The default setting is 100%. Actual size is defined as the paper size that is selected within the driver or the size that the driver receives from the software program (if the software program does not negotiate the paper size with the driver). The driver scales the page by the appropriate factor and sends it to the product.

The limits of the range are from 25% to 400%, and any values outside the range are adjusted to those limits as soon as the focus is removed from the control (that is, when the Tab key is pressed or another control is selected).

Any change to the scale also changes the page preview, which increases or decreases from the upper-left corner of the preview.

The slider bar controls the scale directly. The value in the edit box changes as the slider bar is dragged, and the document preview image is updated to the new image scale. Each click on the arrows increases or decreases the scale by 1%. Each click on the slider bar affects the scale by 10%.

To achieve an exact scaling value, either use the slider bar to approximate the value that you want and then use the arrows to refine the value, or type the value into the edit box.

The following settings disable % of actual size :

  • Print document on: (on the Effects tab) is selected

  • Pages per sheet: (on the Finishing tab) is not 1

Document preview image

The document preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The document preview image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right-side-up. The document preview image appears in the upper-right corner of the following Printing Preferences driver tabs:

  • Printing Shortcuts

  • Paper/Quality

  • Effects

  • Finishing

Switching between tabs does not change the location or appearance of the document preview image. When you move the mouse over the document preview image, the mouse cursor changes from an arrow to a gloved hand. You can toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking the image.

Watermarks

Use the Watermarks feature to select a watermark, create a new watermark (text only), or edit an existing watermark. The following watermarks are preset in the driver:

  • (none)

  • Confidential

  • Draft

  • SAMPLE

The drop-down menu shows alphabetically sorted watermarks that are currently available on the system, plus (none) which indicates that no watermark is selected. This is the default setting. Any watermark that is selected from this list appears in the preview image.

When the First page only check box is selected, the watermark is printed only on the first page of the document. The First page only check box is disabled when the current watermark selection is (none) .

Watermarks are applied to logical pages. For example, when Pages per sheet: is set to 4 and First page only is turned off, four watermarks appear on the physical page (one on each logical page).

Click Edit , and the Watermark Details dialog box appears.

13: Watermark Details

The dialog box shows a preview image and provides options for creating a new watermark and controlling the message angle and font attributes.

Click OK to accept all of the changes that are made in the Watermark Details dialog box. However, clicking Cancel does not cancel all of the changes. If you make changes to a watermark and then select a different watermark or click New , all of the changes are saved, and only the current, unsaved changes can be canceled.

Current Watermarks

The Current Watermarks group box contains a list of available watermarks, both predefined watermarks that are available in the driver and any new watermarks that you have created.

To create a new watermark, click New . The new watermark appears in the Current Watermarks list and in the Watermark Message edit box as "Untitled " until you type a new name in the Watermark Message edit box. The new name then appears in the Current Watermarks group box, in the Watermark Details dialog box, and in the Watermarks group box on the Effects tab.

To delete a watermark, select the watermark in the Current Watermarks list and click Delete . At the warning that appears, click Cancel to keep the watermark, or click OK to delete it.

When you reach the limit of 30 watermarks in the Current Watermarks list at one time, the New button is disabled.

To edit an existing watermark, select the watermark in the Current Watermarks list. If you change the Watermark Message for that watermark, you are, in effect, creating a new watermark.

Watermark Message

The Watermark Message is also the name that identifies the watermark in the Current Watermarks list, except when more than one watermark has the same message. For example, you can have several different watermarks with the message DRAFT, each with a different typeface or font size. When this occurs, the string is appended with a space, a pound sign, and a number (for example, Draft #2 ). When a number is added, the number 2 is used first, but if the resulting name is also in the list, then the number increases until the name is unique (Draft #3 , Draft #4 , and so on).

Message Angle

Use the controls in the Message Angle group box to print the watermark in different orientations on the page. All settings center the watermark string within the page; the selection of a particular setting affects only the angle of the string placement. The following settings are available:

  • Diagonal . This is the default setting. Select this setting to place the text along a line that spans the lower-left to upper-right corners of the page.

  • Horizontal . Select this setting to place the text along a line that spans the mid-left and mid-right edges of the page.

  • Angle . Select this setting to place the text at the specified angle across the page. Use the numeric spin box to select the angle.

Font Attributes

Use the controls in the Font Attributes group box to change the font and the shading, size, and style of the font.

The Font Attributes group box contains the following controls:

  • Name

    The Name: drop-down menu lists fonts that are currently installed on the system. The default is language dependent.

  • Shading

    The default Shading: setting for new and preset watermarks is Very light . The following range of shades is available from the Shading drop-down menu:

    • Lightest

    • Very light (default)

    • Light

    • Medium light

    • Medium

    • Medium dark

    • Dark

    • Very dark

    • Darkest

    These values represent the intensity of the gray that is used. Light produces a lightly saturated gray watermark, Lightest produces the lightest shade of watermark, and Darkest produces a black watermark.

  • Size

    Font sizes from 1 to 999 points are available from the Size menu. The default point size is language dependent.

  • Style

    The following settings are available:

    • Regular

    • Bold

    • Italic

    • Bold Italic

  • The default Style: setting for new and preset watermarks is Regular .

Default watermark settings

The following table shows Font Attribute settings for new and preset watermarks.

Font Attribute settings for new and preset watermarks
Setting
New watermark
Preset watermark
Name
Arial
Varies by language
Shading
Very light
Very light
Size
80
Varies by language
Style
Regular
Regular

Click OK to accept all of the changes that have been made in the Watermark Details dialog box. Clicking Cancel does not cancel all of the changes. If you make changes to a watermark and then select a different watermark or click New , all of the changes are saved, and only the current, unsaved changes can be canceled.

Finishing tab features

The Finishing tab is on the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

Use the Finishing tab to print booklets and control the paper output. The following figure shows the Finishing tab.

14: Finishing

The Finishing tab contains the following controls:

Document Options

The Document Options group box contains the following controls:

Print on both sides

This feature is called Print on Both Sides (manually) for the HP LaserJet P3015, the HP LaserJet P3015d, and the HP LaserJet P3015n, because these models do not include an automatic duplex unit. For all other product models, this feature is called Print on Both Sides .

The default setting for Print on both sides is off (not selected). Print on both sides is available when the following conditions exist:

  • Paper type: on the Paper/Quality tab is set to any paper type except for the following types:

    • Labels

    • Monochrome Laser Transparency

    • Envelope

    • Cardstock 176–220g

  • Paper sizes: is set to any paper size except for the following sizes:

    • Envelope #10

    • Double Postcard (JIS)

    • Envelope #9

    • Envelope Monarch

    • Envelope B5

    • Envelope C5

    • Envelope C6

    • Envelope DL

    • Statement

    • 4x6

    • 5x8

    • A6

    • B6

    The check box for Print on both sides (manually) is not disabled if paper types or sizes that are not allowed for duplexing are selected. However, on the Paper/Quality tab next to the paper type or size setting, a caution symbol shows if a selection is not supported by the printer.
Print on both sides (automatically)

The duplexing unit in the HP LaserJet P3010 Series product prints on two sides of a sheet of paper when the Print on Both Sides option is specified in the print job. The HP LaserJet P3010 Series product comes with a duplexing unit installed in the following models:

  • HP LaserJet P3015dn

  • HP LaserJet P3015x

These product models support smart duplexing. The smart duplexing feature increases printing performance by preventing one-page print jobs or single-sided pages of a duplexed print job from going through the duplexing unit even when the duplexing feature has been selected in the driver.

All paper types support the smart duplexing feature, except for paper types that cannot be printed on both sides (such as labels, transparencies, and envelopes) and the following paper types:

  • Prepunched

  • Preprinted

  • Letterhead

  • Cardstock

When the paper type is set to Unspecified , the smart duplexing feature is disabled.

To achieve the best print quality when printing on the second side of the page, the product needs to make adjustments to its print modes. When you select a paper type, you are, in effect, instructing the product to use a group of settings (such as fuser temperature and print speed) to print the paper with the best possible quality. This group of settings is known as print mode. For the best print quality, a different print mode is used with each paper type. Print-mode adjustments for the second side of a duplexed page are automatic.

Print on both sides manually

Select the Print on Both Sides (Manually) check box to print on the second side of the paper for the HP LaserJet P3015, the HP LaserJet P3015d, and the HP LaserJet P3015n, because these models do not include an automatic duplex unit. Also, select Print on Both Sides (Manually) on the other HP LaserJet P3010 Series product models for paper types that are not available when using the automatic duplexing unit, such as cardstock and thick paper.

Manually printing on the second side of a page is available when you are using the HP PCL 6 driver. If a duplexing unit is installed and manual duplexing is enabled in the driver, the product automatically prints on both sides of paper types that are supported for automatic duplexing (Letter, A4, Legal, and 8.5 x 11 only). For paper types that are not supported for automatic duplexing, a Help message appears prompting you to configure the driver settings for manual printing on both sides. Manual printing on both sides does not occur automatically.

Select the paper type that corresponds to the paper that you are using for the print job. The following paper types have a different print modes when you manually print on the second side:

  • Plain

  • Preprinted

  • Letterhead

  • Prepunched

  • Bond

  • Recycled

  • Colored

  • Rough

To make the Print on Both Sides (Manually) check box available in the document options, select the Allow Manual Duplexing option on the Device Settings tab in the print-driver Properties tab set. See Installable Options .

If you want to print on both sides manually while using paper that is supported for automatic duplexing, you must select and apply the Not Installed setting on the Allow manual duplexing option on the Device Settings tab.

Cardstock paper can be manually printed on the second side, but no change occurs to the print mode. Transparencies and labels should never be manually printed on the second side.

To print a multiple-page document, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Print on Both Sides (Manually) check box.

  2. Click OK . The even-number pages of the document print.

  3. When the control panel shows the MANUALLY FEED message, insert the stack of paper (on which the even-number pages have been printed) as indicated in the following figure.

15: Print on Both Sides Instructions

When you have completed the steps that appear in the dialog box, the second half of the print job prints on the back side of the stack of paper. The driver does not require the program to specifically support odd- and even-page printing, because the driver coordinates this function.

Flip pages up

Use the Flip pages up check box to specify the duplex-binding option. By default, the Flip pages up check box is not available. It is available only when Print on both sides is selected. The following table demonstrates the results of selecting this check box, depending on the paper orientation selected on the Finishing tab.

Page orientation
Orientation (Finishing tab)
Flip pages up selected
Flip pages up not selected
Portrait
Short-edge binding
Long-edge binding
Landscape
Long-edge binding
Short-edge binding

When Print on both sides is selected, the document preview image changes to show a spiral binding along either the left edge or the top edge of the page. In addition, a folded-over corner appears in the lower-right portion of the preview image, indicating that printing occurs on the back side. An arrow on the folded-over corner points in the direction that the pages would be flipped if they were bound together.

Short-edge binding is for print jobs with pages that read by flipping over like the pages of a calendar. Long-edge binding is for print jobs with pages that read by turning like the pages of a book.

Booklet layout

The Booklet layout: drop-down menu, visible when Print on both sides is selected, offers choices that are based on the current paper size. The default setting for the Booklet layout: drop-down menu is Off . The other settings have the following format, where [paper size] depends on the paper size that is set on the Paper/Quality tab:

  • Left Edge Binding

  • Right Edge Binding

When you select Left Edge Binding or Right Edge Binding , the document preview image changes to show the location of the binding. If the Pages per sheet: setting is on the default setting of 1, it automatically changes to 2 pages per sheet . If you manually change the Pages per Sheet setting to 4, 6, 9, or 16 pages per sheet, the Booklet layout: is disabled. See Pages per sheet for more information.

Book and booklet printing

The product supports book and booklet printing.

A book is a print job consisting of at least two pages. You can use the Covers and Print pages on different paper settings on the Paper/Quality tab to select different paper for the front cover, first page, other pages, and back cover. For more information, see Paper/Quality tab features .

A booklet is a print job that places two pages on each side of a sheet that can then be folded into a booklet that is half the size of the paper. Use the Booklet layout: drop-down menu on the Finishing tab to control booklet settings.

Booklet folding is a manual process. The product does not fold.

Pages per sheet

Use the Pages per sheet: option to select the number of pages that you want to print on a single sheet of paper. If you choose to print more than one page per sheet, the pages appear smaller and are arranged on the sheet in the order that they would otherwise be printed. The Pages per sheet: drop-down menu provides the following settings:

  • 1 page per sheet (default)

  • 2 pages per sheet

  • 4 pages per sheet

  • 6 pages per sheet

  • 9 pages per sheet

  • 16 pages per sheet

When you select an option other than 2 pages per sheet , booklet printing is unavailable.

Print page borders

Related controls indented beneath Pages per sheet: are Print page borders and Page order: , which become active when Pages per sheet: is greater than 1.

Print page borders sets a line around each page image on a printed sheet to help visually define the borders of each logical page.

Page order

The Page order: drop-down menu contains the following options:

  • Right, then Down

  • Down, then Right

  • Left, then Down

  • Down, then Left

The preview document image reflects changes in these settings, as shown by the examples in the following figure.

16:

  • 2 pages per sheet

  • 4 pages per sheet

  • 6 pages per sheet

  • 9 pages per sheet

  • 16 pages per sheet

Job Separator

Click the Job Separator... button to insert a separator page between print jobs. The Separator Page Details dialog box allows you to enable job separation, select the paper source and paper type for the separator page, and specify information to include on the page.

17:

Select Separator page from the first drop-down menu. The default setting is Off .

Select a paper source for the separator page from the Source is: drop-down menu.

Select a paper type from the Type is: drop-down menu.

Select any information to be printed on the separator page. The available options are User name , File name , Application name , and Date and time .

Document preview image

The document preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. The document preview image is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right side up. The document preview image appears in the upper-right corner of the following Printing Preferences driver tabs:

  • Printing Shortcuts

  • Paper/Quality

  • Effects

  • Finishing

Switching between tabs does not change the location or appearance of the document preview image. When you move the mouse over the document preview image, the mouse cursor changes from an arrow to a gloved hand. You can toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking the image.

Orientation

Orientation refers to the layout of the image on the page and does not affect the way that paper feeds into the product. The orientations that you can specify are portrait, landscape, and rotated. The default orientation is Portrait .

Because nearly all software programs establish orientation the page orientation in the driver is useful only for the few software programs that do not set it.

The Orientation group box contains the following options:

  • Portrait . The top edge of the document is the shorter edge of the paper.

  • Landscape . The top edge of the document is the longer edge of the paper.

  • Rotate by 180 degrees . This creates a landscape or portrait orientation in which the image is rotated 180°. This setting is useful for printing prepunched paper.

You can toggle orientation between portrait and landscape by clicking the document preview image. If you select the Rotate by 180 degrees check box, no change occurs in the document preview image.

Job Storage tab features

The Job Storage tab is located on the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to access these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

Use the job-storage feature to store print jobs in the HP LaserJet P3010 Series product memory or hard disk for printing at a later time.

The Job Storage tab appears among the driver tabs only if the job-storage feature is enabled on the Device Settings tab. 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 288 MB is required to use the Proof and Hold and Personal Job job-storage features. A hard disk is required to use the Quick Copy and Stored Job job-storage features.

Job storage features are available in the PCL 6 driver only. Job storage is not available for the PCL 6, PCL 5, or PS Universal Print Drivers.

After a hard disk is installed, the driver must be configured to reflect the changes in the product. If bidirectional communication is enabled in your environment, the Update Now feature can be used to update the drivers. For more information, see Automatic Configuration .

To configure the drivers manually after installing a hard disk, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows Vista, click the Start button, click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , and then click Printers .

    In Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers and Faxes .

    In Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Right-click the product name.

  3. Click Properties .

  4. Click the Device Settings tab.

  5. Select Installed for the Printer Hard Disk under Installable Options , and then select Installed in the drop-down menu.

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

You can disable the job-storage feature while leaving the printer hard disk enabled. To disable the job-storage feature, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows Vista, click the Start button, click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , and then click Printers .

    In Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers and Faxes .

    In Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Right-click the product name.

  3. Click Properties .

  4. Click the Device Settings tab.

  5. Select Job Storage .

  6. Select Disabled in the Change 'Job Storage' Setting dialog box that appears.

If the job-storage feature is enabled (without installing a hard disk but with at least 288 MB of total memory), two Job Storage Mode settings are available on the Job Storage tab:

  • Proof and Hold

  • Personal Job

Two additional Job Storage Mode settings become available on the Job Storage tab if a hard disk is installed:

  • Quick Copy

  • Stored Job

The following figure shows the Job Storage tab.

18: Job Storage

The Job Storage tab contains the following controls:

Information about using the job-storage feature when printing is also provided here.

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 P3010 Series product to store documents at the product and then control their printing at the product control panel.

The HP LaserJet P3010 Series product offers the following Job Storage Mode options:

  • Off

  • Proof and Hold – Prints only the first copy of a print job and holds additional copies until they are requested from the control panel.

  • Personal Job – Stores a print job on the printer. Printing this stored job requires the print job’s personal identification number (PIN). The print job is deleted from memory after it prints.

  • Quick Copy – Allows additional copies of a print job to be printed from the printer control panel without resending the job from the computer.

  • Stored Job – Stores a print job on the printer to make it available for printing. The print job is stored on the printer's hard drive (or in memory if available) until it is deleted via the printer control panel.

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, the job-storage feature must be enabled.

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 overwrites 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 name and job name as one that is already stored on the printer hard disk will overwrite the existing document.

Personal Job

To use the Personal Job option, the job-storage feature must be enabled.

When you select Personal Job , the print job is sent to the product, but is not printed until you request the job at the product control panel. Selecting Personal Job activates the PIN group box. If PIN to print is selected, 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 immediately 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.

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 Personal Job .

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 overwrites the existing job, regardless of the PIN. Private jobs are deleted if you turn off the product.

Quick Copy

To use the Quick Copy option, a printer hard disk must be installed, and the job-storage feature 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 name and job name as one that is already stored on the printer 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 on the product and the job-storage feature must be enabled.

Use the Stored Job option to send a print job directly to the printer 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 printer 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 name and job name. Stored jobs remain on the printer 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.

Select the PIN to Print check box to set the private mode. Use a private stored job to send a print job directly to the product, which can then be printed only after you type a PIN up to 4 digits long at the product control panel. (You can set the PIN in the PIN group box.)

After the job is printed, the job remains in the product and can be printed again at the product control panel.

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

A private stored job is not the same as a personal job. Personal 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. A printer hard disk is required for Private stored jobs.

PIN to print

PIN to print check box is available when Stored Job is selected. Select the PIN to Print box, then type a 4-digit PIN number in the box provided. The stored job is sent to the product, where you must enter the 4-digit PIN on the control panel to retrieve the personal job.

The PIN to Print check box is available when Personal Job is selected. Select the PIN to Print option, and then type a 4-digit PIN number in the box provided. The personal job is sent to the product, where you must type the 4-digit PIN on the control panel to retrieve the stored job.

Job Notification Options

Clicking a Job Storage Mode selection causes the User Name and Job Name options to become available. The Display Job ID when printing check box is selected by default. The Display Job ID when printing option causes a pop-up dialog box to appear when the job-storage print job is printed. The dialog box shows the user name and job name that are associated with the stored print job, as well as the printer name, port, and location.

User Name

Use the User Name settings to help identify the job at the product control panel. The following are the User Name settings:

  • User Name. This option associates your Windows user name with the stored print job. The Windows user name automatically appears in the text field below the User Name options.

  • Custom. Use this option to type a custom name for the stored print job. When you click Custom , the text field below the option becomes available. The User Name field 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 options to specify a name to identify the job at the product control panel. The following are the Job Name settings:

  • <Automatic> This option, which is the default selection, automatically generates the job name that is 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.

  • Custom . Use this to type a custom job name for the stored print job. When you click Custom , the text field below the option becomes available. In those languages for which <Automatic> 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.

The Job Name field can contain no more than 16 characters, and is limited to A through Z (uppercase or lowercase) and 0 through 9 so that the name can appear on the product control-panel display. 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 <Automatic> . 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.

If Job Name Exists . When you store a print job, you can create a print-job name or the product software can assign one automatically. If a print job with the same name already exists, the new print job will overwrite the existing print job. To eliminate the chances of a new print job overwriting an old print job because both have the same name, select Use Job Name + (1-99) . After you create the print job name, or when one is created automatically, the product software assigns a number between 1 and 99 to the end of the print job name to make the name unique. Select Replace Existing File if you always want the product software to overwrite an existing print job with the same print job name.

Use 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 using job-storage features.
  2. Click Properties . The Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Job Storage tab.

  4. Select the job-storage options by clicking the appropriate option button, and then complete any required fields.

  5. Click OK .

Release 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 menu button to open the menus.

  2. Press the up arrow or the down arrow until RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted on the product control panel, and then press OK .

  3. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to scroll to your user name, and then press OK .

  4. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to scroll to the job name, and then press OK .

  5. Press the up arrow or the down arrow until PRINT is highlighted on the product control panel, and then press OK .

  6. Press OK .

  7. If a PIN number is assigned to the job, press the up arrow or the down arrow to select the first digit of the PIN, and then press OK . 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 the next step.

  8. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to select the number of copies to print.

  9. Press OK to print the job.

Delete a job-storage print job

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

  1. Press the menu button to open the menus.

  2. Press the up arrow or the down arrow until RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted on the product control panel, and then press OK .

  3. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to scroll to your user name, and then press OK .

  4. Press the up arrow or the down arrow to scroll to the job name, and then press OK .

  5. Press the up arrow or the down arrow until DELETE is highlighted on the product control panel, and then press OK .

  6. Press OK .

  7. If a PIN number is assigned to the job, press the up arrow or the down arrow to select the first digit of the PIN, and then press OK . 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 the next step.

  8. Press OK to delete the job.

Services tab features

The Services tab is on the Printing Preferences tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Printing Preferences driver tabs .

The Services tab is shown in the following figure.

19: Services

The Services tab contains the following group boxes:

Internet Services

The Internet Services group box contains the Select a destination drop-down menu with the following options:

  • Online diagnostic tools . This is the HP Instant Support Web site, where you can find interactive tools and contacts for troubleshooting.

  • Support and troubleshooting . This is the main Web site for product support.

  • Product manuals . View or download product manuals.

  • Check for driver updates . Automatically check to see whether the correct and most up-to-date print drivers are installed.

  • Shop for supplies . Shop online for product supplies.

If you have Internet access, select any of these items and then click Go! to open the corresponding HP Web page.

Device Services

Click the Device and Supplies Status icon to open the Device Status screen of the HP EWS, which shows supply levels and the control-panel status.

Device Settings tab features

The Device Settings tab is in the Properties tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Properties driver tabs .

Available options depend on the feature. The following figure shows the Device Settings tab.

20: Device Settings

The Device Settings tab contains controls for paper-handling devices and controls for managing the product.

The Device Settings tab contains the following controls:

Form to Tray Assignment

A network administrator can use Form to Tray Assignment to specify the paper size in each input tray.

The product supports more than one source of paper. You can assign a form (which defines the paper size and margins) to each paper source. When a form is matched to a source, you can select the form when you print. 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 paper size that is loaded into each available input tray. The use of forms constrains the choices that are available in the Paper-Size list on the Paper/Quality tab in the Printing Preferences driver tabs. This constraint reduces the likelihood of tying up the product with paper-mount messages that occur when users request sizes or types that are not available.

The trays listed in Form to Tray Assignment include standard trays and optional accessory trays. Generally, items that are installed separately have a separate Installable Options setting.

The input trays listed here are also listed as paper sources on the Paper/Quality tab.

Configuring the trays

  1. Select the appropriate tray in the Form to Tray Assignment list.

  2. Use the drop-down menu to select the paper size (or form) that is loaded in that tray.

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the remaining trays.

  4. Click OK to enable your settings, or, if necessary, click Cancel to reconfigure all the trays and remove the size and type constraints that have been imposed on the Paper/Quality tab.

Font Substitution Table

Use Font Substitution Table to change the TrueType-to-product font mapping and to install and remove external fonts for the product through the External Fonts option. External fonts can be soft fonts or DIMM fonts.

Click Font Substitution Table to open a list of fonts, as shown in the following figure. Use the settings to change the TrueType-to-product font mappings.

21: Font Substitution Table

External Fonts

Use External Fonts to install and remove external fonts for the product. External fonts can be soft fonts or DIMM fonts.

Click External Fonts to make the Properties button available. Click Properties to open the HP Font Installer dialog box, which is shown in the following figure.

22: HP Font Installer

Installing external fonts

Follow these steps to install external fonts.

  1. In Windows Vista, click the Start button, click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , and then click Printers .

    In Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers and Faxes .

    In Windows Server 2008 , click Start , click Control Panel , and then open the Printers folder.

    In Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Right-click the name of the product.

  3. Click Properties .

  4. Click the Device Settings tab.

  5. Click the External Fonts option. The Properties button appears.

  6. Click Properties . The HP Font Installer dialog box appears.

  7. Type the name and path of the font metric file in the Printer Font File Location: text box, or click Browse... to locate the file on the computer. The font file names appear in the Font(s) to be Added: window.

  8. Select the fonts that you want to add, and then click Add . The fonts are installed and the file names appear in the Installed Font(s): window.

  9. Click OK to close the HP Font Installer dialog box.

Remove external fonts
  1. In Windows Vista, click the Start button, click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , and then click Printers .

    In Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers and Faxes .

    In Windows Server 2008 , click Start , click Control Panel , and then open the Printers folder.

    In Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, click Start , click Settings , and then click Printers .

  2. Right-click the name of the product.

  3. Click Properties .

  4. Click the Device Settings tab.

  5. Click the External Fonts option. The Properties button appears.

  6. Click Properties . The HP Font Installer dialog box appears. The external fonts that are installed appear in the Installed Font(s) window.

  7. Select the fonts that you want to remove, and then click Remove . The fonts are removed.

  8. Click OK to close the HP Font Installer dialog box.

Installable Options

Items under Installable Options are automatically populated and their defaults set when the driver is installed.

The product has printing options that you can install and configure in this section. The following controls are available:

Automatic Configuration

Use the Device Settings tab to tell the driver about the hardware configuration of the product. If bidirectional communication is enabled in a supported environment, update this tab by selecting the Update Now setting in the Automatic Configuration: setting. The default setting is Off . After an automatic configuration, the setting returns to Off after the changes are made.

If your environment does not support bidirectional communication, the Update Now setting is unavailable, so you must manually configure the options on this tab.

If you have more than one driver installed for the product (for example, the default HP PCL 6 Print Driver and the HP PS Universal Print Driver), the Update Now feature works only on the driver on which it is activated. The other driver will not be updated and might show the default setting for the specific product model.

Printer Status Notification

When enabled, this option displays a small status-notification window in the lower-right corner of the screen. This window is visible while printing a document or while viewing the printer driver settings. It provides information about the status of the document being printed as well as information about the printer, including the current status of printer supplies.

Tray 3 and Tray 4

These controls specify whether you have Tray 3 or Tray 4, additional 500-sheet trays, installed on the product.

Duplex Unit (for 2-Sided Printing)

The duplexing unit comes installed on the HP LaserJet P3015dn and the HP LaserJet P3015x product models.

The HP LaserJet P3010 Series product 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 printable information appears on the second side of the page.

Allow Manual Duplexing

Select Allow Manual Duplexing to print on both sides of any supported size and most types of paper (except transparencies, envelopes, and labels). To use this feature, you must reinsert the paper stack into the input tray to print the second side. The product pauses while you make this adjustment.

This setting is enabled by default.

Printer Memory

Specifies the amount of memory installed in your printing device. The minimum memory requirement is 288 MB for using job storage functions. For some complex print jobs, more memory might be required.

Printer Hard Disk

When this option is installed, the Job Storage option and the Mopier Mode are enabled in the print driver. Use the Job Storage option 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.

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.

Job Separator

Use this control to specify whether a print job identifier page should be printed between print jobs.

For more information, see Job Separator .

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 in memory or 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 product supports the transmit-once mopying feature when the Mopier Mode: setting on the Device Settings tab is Enabled .

When you use the HP PCL 6 Print Driver, mopying is performed in one of two ways: either through the software or through the product hardware. When Mopier Mode: is enabled, mopying takes place through the product hardware. One copy of a multiple-page print job is transmitted once through the network to the product, together with a printer job language (PJL) command directing the product to make the specified number of copies.

When you disable mopying, you are not necessarily disabling multiple collated copies, which the driver can still perform through the software rather than the product hardware (the mopying path that is disabled when you change the Mopier Mode: setting to Disabled ). However, a multiple-copy print job that is sent when the mopier is disabled loses the advantage of transmitting the print job once, because the job is sent through the network for each collated copy.

Mopier mode and collation

Mopying and collating print jobs are independent but closely related functions. Mopying, the ability to send original print jobs to the product, is performed by the print driver. Collating can be controlled by either the print driver or the document software program. The mopying mode is selected by default in the driver and can be disabled by changing the Mopier Mode: setting on the Device Settings tab to Disabled .

Control collation through the print driver by selecting or clearing the Collated check box on the Advanced tab. Click Copy Count under the Paper Output setting. You can clear the check box, which is available only when the Copy Count option is set to more than 1 copy, to allow the software program to control collation.

To receive uncollated multiple copies of a print job, you must clear the Collated check box and make sure that the software program collation feature is not selected.

The following table shows the relation between Mopier Mode: settings and collation settings in the software program and the driver. The first three columns show the settings; the last column, Expected result , shows how a three-page print job would appear.

Driver Mopier Mode: and collation settings
Mopier Mode
Application collation
Driver collation
Expected result
Disabled
Not selected
Not selected
3 copies uncollated
Disabled
Not selected
Selected
3 copies uncollated
Disabled
Selected
Not selected
3 copies collated
Disabled
Selected
Selected
3 copies collated
Enabled
Not selected
Not selected
3 copies uncollated
Enabled
Not selected
Selected
3 copies uncollated
Enabled
Selected
Not selected
3 copies collated
Enabled
Selected
Selected
3 copies collated

About tab features

The About tab is located on the Properties tab set. For information about how to gain access to these tabs, see Properties driver tabs .

The About tab provides detailed information about driver component versions. It contains an overall build version number (in parentheses after the model name) together with specific information about each of the components. The information varies according to the product model number, driver, date, and versions. The About tab is shown in the following figure.

23: About

The About tab lists driver installation file names and their version numbers. The About tab also indicates whether the driver was autoconfigured, whether administrator preferences were set, the date the driver was last configured, and whether the configuration is auto-configured or user-configured.

The About button is also available on most driver screens. The About button provides a driver version number and creation date.

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