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HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series Printer - Using the HP PCL 6 and HP UPD PS Windows Driver Features

Introduction

The HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer supports the following drivers:
  • HP PCL 6 print driver

  • HP UPD PS

Open the printer driver

How do I
Steps to perform
Open the printer driver
On the File menu in the software program, click Print. Select the printer, and then click Properties or Preferences.
Get help for any printing option
Click the ? symbol in the upper-right corner of the printer driver, and then click any item in the printer driver. A pop-up message displays that provides information about the item. Or, click Help to open the online Help.

Help system

The HP PCL 6 print driver and HP UPD PS include a full-featured Help system to provide assistance with printing and configuration options. The following Help options are available.

“What's this?” Help

"What's this?" Help is supported in Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Access the "What's this?" Help messages in any of the following ways:

  • Right-click a control button on a screen. For example, on the Properties tab screen, right-click either the Printing Preferences control or the Print Test Page control. A small What's this? box appears. Right-click on the What's this? box and a pop-up Help window appears.

  • Click the ? button in the upper-right corner of the screen frame, next to the X, to change the cursor to an arrow with a question mark. Use this special cursor to select a control, and the pop-up Help window for that feature appears.

  • Press the F1 key, and the Help window for the currently selected control appears.

Constraint messages

Constraint messages are unsolicited messages that appear in response to specific actions that are illogical or impossible given the capabilities of the product or the current settings of other controls. For example, if you click Print on Both Sides and then change the paper type to Transparency, a message appears with options on how to resolve this conflict.

1: A typical constraint message

Whenever a constraint message appears with Restore my previous settings or Keep this setting, and I will change it later buttons, the action of the buttons is as follows:

  • To reject the change that was just made, returning the control to its previous value, click Restore my previous settings and then click OK.

  • To accept the change that was just made, click Keep this setting, and I will change is later and then click OK. This brings back the driver settings where the user can resolve the conflict.

Advanced tab features

Use the Advanced tab to change the layout of printed pages, to configure special controls that are not commonly used, and to change other settings such as the paper size and number of copies. Many software programs also enable control of some Advanced tab features when accessed through the print dialog box or page settings.

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The Advanced tab contains the following controls:

  • Paper/Output settings

  • Graphic settings

  • Document Options settings

Paper/Output settings

The Paper/Output setting contains the Copy Count settings.

Copy Count setting

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 requested number of copies appears in the Copy Count option. Select the number by typing in the box or by using the up and down arrows on the right side of the text box. For the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer, 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 edit box (such as non-numerical input, numbers less than 1, or numbers greater than 9999) change to the last valid value that appeared in the box. The default number of copies is 1.

Problems can develop when a software program and the driver it is running on both allow the user to set the number of copies to print. In most cases, the software program and the driver communicate, so that the number of copies set in one location (such as the program) appears in the other (such as the driver). For some software programs, this communication does not take place, and the copies values are treated independently. For example, setting 10 copies in the program and then setting 10 copies in the driver might result in the product making 100 copies (10 x 10). Set the number of copies in the software program, whenever possible.

Graphic settings

The Graphic settings contain the following controls.

  • Image Color Management settings

  • TrueType Font settings

Image Color Management settings

Image Color Management (ICM) options are used for printing color graphics. The ICM options make it possible for programs to adjust colors before printing so that the color of images on the screen more closely matches the color of printed images. The following options are available:

  • ICM Method. The ICM Method setting specifies how to print color graphics. The default setting for ICM Method is ICM Disabled. Additional options on the ICM Method drop-down menu include:

    • ICM Handled by Host System. Click this option to perform calculations for color matching on the host computer before sending the document to the product.

    • ICM Handled by Printer. Click this option to perform calculations for color matching on the product. A set of rules for mapping the colors is created and downloaded to the product (which must be PostScript language level 2 or higher). The product uses these rules to adjust colors in the document.

  • ICM Intent. The ICM Intent setting specifies how color images are created to produce the best-looking image on the printed page.

    • If printing a chart or using fully saturated, bright colors, click Graphics to achieve the best quality.

    • For photographs or pictures where the colors blend together, click Pictures to maximize the contrast.

    • If the document uses a color that you need to match exactly, and you are sending the document to a product that has that specific color of ink, click Proof.

    • To preview the color settings from another product, click Match.

TrueType Font settings

This option specifies the TrueType Font settings. The following settings are available:

  • Substitute with Device Font. This setting causes the product to use equivalent fonts for printing documents that contain TrueType fonts. This permits faster printing; however, special characters that the printer font does not support might be lost. This is the default setting.

  • Download as Softfont. This setting causes TrueType fonts to be downloaded and used for printing, instead of the fonts installed through the product.

Document Options

The Document Options settings contain the following controls:

Advanced Printing Features

When the Advanced Printing Features setting is Enabled, metafile spooling is turned on and the Finishing tab options such as Page Order, Booklet Layout, and Pages per Sheet are available, depending on the product. For normal printing, leave the Advanced Printing Features setting at the default (Enabled). If compatibility problems occur, disable the feature. However, some advanced printing features might still be available in the print driver, even if 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 turned on again.

PostScript Options (HP UPD PS only)

The following PostScript options appear in the HP UPD PS:

  • PostScript Output Option

  • TrueType Font Download Option

  • PostScript Language Level

  • Send PostScript Error Handler

PostScript Output option

The PostScript Output Option specifies the output format for PS files. Generally, use the default setting, Optimize for Speed, to print the documents.

To create a file that conforms to the Adobe Document Structuring Conventions (ADSC), click Optimize for Portability. Each page of the document will be a self-contained object. This is useful when creating a PS file and printing it on a different product. To include the file as an image in another document that is printed from a different software program, click Encapsulated PostScript (EPS). The Archive Format creates a PS file that can be used later.

TrueType Font Download option

The TrueType Font Download Option specifies how TrueType fonts are downloaded. The default setting of Automatic allows the HP UPD PS to decide which format is best.

  • To download the TrueType font as a scalable outline font, click Outline.

  • To download the TrueType font as a bitmap font, click Bitmap.

  • If the product is a TrueType rasterizer printer, click Native TrueType to download the TrueType font as an outline font.

PostScript Language Level

The PostScript Language Level option specifies which PS language level to use, from 1 to 3. The highest level supported by the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer is 3, and this is the default setting. Some products support multiple levels.

It is usually best to select the highest number available, because a higher language level provides more features. In some instances level 1 should be used, such as when printing a file to disk, and that file will be printed by someone who uses a level-1 product.

Send PostScript Error Handler

The Send PostScript Error Handler setting specifies whether a PS error-handler message is sent. To get the product to print an error page when an error occurs in the print job, click Yes. The default setting is Yes.

Printer Features

The following Printer Features are available:

Print All Text as Black

The Print All Text as Black 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. Print All Text as Black remains enabled only for the current print job. When the current print job is completed, Print All Text as Black is automatically disabled.

Send TrueType as Bitmap (PCL 6 only)

Send TrueType as Bitmap provides an alternative for those software programs that encounter problems when TrueType fonts are used for special graphic purposes such as shading, rotation, or slanting. The setting is Disabled (off) by default. The TrueType fonts are first 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 (PCL 6 only)

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

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

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

  • Maximum Compression. Where applicable, requires the software to always use a lossy compression method (some data is lost). Choosing this option increases the print speed performance, but does decrease print image quality.

Print Data Optimization (PCL 6 only)

Implementation of this feature required changes to both the software (print driver) and the printer's firmware. The benefit of this feature is that files will print faster without any degradation of print quality. Print Data Optimization is a combination of the best of Page Description Language (PDL) printing with the best of host-based printing.

Print Data Optimization printing is possible only with the HP PCL 6 print driver. The Print Data Optimization feature allows the print job to use the host memory to ensure quick and high-quality printing. The print driver can be set to print like a host-based printer all the time (Optimize for Raster), a standard PCL printer all the time (Optimize for Text and Vector), or a mixture of both (Auto) depending upon the application you are printing from. By default, the feature is set to Auto. This sends data to the printer like a host-based print driver using the Optimize for Raster path for the list of applications below and the Optimize for Text and Vector path for all other applications. The feature is set in the Advanced tab of the Printing Preferences of the HP PCL 6 print driver.

Applications that cause use of the Raster path

  • AutoCad (ACAD.EXE)

  • Adobe Acrobat (ACROBAT.EXE)

  • Adobe Reader (ACRORD32.EXE)

  • CorelDRAW® (CORELDRW.EXE)

  • Adobe Illustrator (ILLUSTRATOR.EXE)

  • Adobe PhotoShop® (PHOTOSHP.exe or PHOTOSHOP.EXE)

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (POWERPOINT.EXE)

  • Quark Express (QUARKXPRESS.EXE)

Print Data Optimization is a feature that is only available in Windows printing. When the product is installed in the Windows environment, Print Data Optimization printing is automatically enabled. The Print Data Optimization feature is not available for Mac, Linux, or other operating systems.

The following Print Data Optimization options are available; Auto is selected by default.

  • Auto. The default mode. In this mode, the driver behaves like a host-based printer only for the applications listed above and behaves like a standard PCL6 print driver for all other applications.

  • Optimize for Raster. In this mode, the print driver always sends data like a host-based print driver.

  • Optimize for Text and Vector. In this mode, the print driver always sends data like a standard PCL6 print driver.

The Print Data Optimization feature can be changed from Auto to Optimize for Raster or Optimize for Text and Vector.

Selecting Optimize for Raster causes the driver to always use the Raster path when printing; and, selecting Optimize or Text and Vector causes the driver to always use the PDL path.

HP EasyColor

The HP EasyColor option is enabled by default in the HP PCL 6 printer driver, so you do not need to make manual color adjustments. To disable the option so you can manually adjust the color settings, select Off next to HP EasyColor.

Alternative Letterhead Mode (PCL 6 only)

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 opposite orientation of that shown.

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

  • Letterhead

  • Preprinted

Layout Options

The Layout Options setting offers different ways of setting up the Page Order.

  • Front to Back. Prints the document so that page 1 prints first.

  • Back to Front. Prints the document so that page 1 prints last; useful to achieve output in the correct order when printing to a face-up page output bin.

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

Printing Shortcuts tab

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

The following figure shows the Printing Shortcuts tab.

4: Printing Shortcuts tab – PCL 6

5: Printing Shortcuts tab – HP UPD PS

The Printing Shortcuts tab is a new tab that appears on the HP PCL 6 print driver and the HP UPD PS 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.

Printing Shortcuts contains the following:

General Everyday Printing (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

General Everyday printing options
Category
Option
Paper type:
The following options are available:
  • Unspecified (default)

  • Plain

  • HP LaserJet 90g

  • HP Color Laser Matte 105g

  • HP Premium Choice Matte 120g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Matte 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Matte 160g

  • HP Cover Matte 200g

  • HP Matte Photo 200g

  • HP Presentation Glossy 130g

  • HP Professional Laser Glossy 130g

  • HP Tri-fold Color Laser Brochure 160g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Glossy 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Glossy 160g

  • HP Color Laser Photo Glossy 220g

  • Light 60-74g

  • Mid-Weight 96-110g

  • Heavy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy 131-175g

  • Heavy Glossy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy Glossy 131-175g

  • Card Glossy 176-220g

  • Color Laser Transparency

  • Labels

  • Letterhead

  • Envelope

  • Heavy Envelope

  • Preprinted

  • Prepunched

  • Colored

  • Bond

  • Recycled

  • Rough

  • Heavy Rough

  • HP Tough Paper

Paper size:
The following options are available:
  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • 8.5x13

  • 4x6

  • 10x15cm

  • 5x8

  • A4

  • A5

  • A6

  • B4 (JIS)

  • B5 (JIS)

  • 8K 270x390 mm

  • 16K 195x270 mm

  • 16K 184xx260 mm

  • 8K 273x394 mm

  • 16K 197x273 mm

  • Postcard (JIS)

  • Double Postcard (JIS)

  • Envelope #10

  • Envelope Monarch

  • Envelope B5

  • Envelope C5

  • Envelope DL

Paper source:
The following options are available:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Print on both sides:
The following options are available:
  • No (default)

  • Yes, Flip Over

  • Yes, Flip Up

Color Options
The following options are available:
  • Color (default)

  • Black and white

Envelopes (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

Envelopes printing options
Category
Options
Paper type:
  • Envelope (default)

  • Heavy Envelope

Paper sizes:
  • Envelope #10 (default)

  • Envelope Monarch

  • Envelope B5

  • Envelope C5

  • Envelope DL

Paper source:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Cardstock/Heavy (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

Cardstock/Heavy printing options
Category
Options
Paper type:
  • HP Cover Matte 200g (default)

  • Heavy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy 131-175g

  • Heavy Glossy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy Glossy 131-175g

  • Card Glossy 176-200g

Paper sizes:
The following options are available:
  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • 8.5x13

  • 4x6

  • 10x15cm

  • 5x8

  • A4

  • A5

  • A6

  • B4 (JIS)

  • B5 (JIS)

  • 8K 270x390 mm

  • 16K 195x270 mm

  • 16K 184xx260 mm

  • 8K 273x394 mm

  • 16K 197x273 mm

  • Postcard (JIS)

  • Double Postcard (JIS)

  • Envelope #10

  • Envelope Monarch

  • Envelope B5

  • Envelope C5

  • Envelope DL

Paper source:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Print on both sides:
  • No (default)

  • Yes, flip over

  • Yes, flip up

Color options:
  • Color (default)

  • Black & White

Glossy/Presentation (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

Glossy/Presentation printing options
Category
Options
Paper type:
  • HP Color Laser Matte 105g

  • HP Premium Choice Matte 120g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Matte 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Matte 160g

  • HP Cover Matte 200g

  • HP Matte Photo 200g

  • HP Presentation Glossy 130g

  • HP Professional Laser Glossy 130g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Glossy 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Glossy 160g

  • HP Color Laser Photo Glossy 220g (default)

  • Mid-Weight Glossy 96-110g

  • Heavy Glossy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy Glossy 131-175g

  • Card Glossy 176-220g

  • Bond

  • Rough

  • Heavy Rough

  • HP Tough Paper

Paper sizes:
  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • 8.5x13

  • A4

  • B4 (JIS)

  • B5 (JIS)

  • 8K 273x394 mm

  • 16K 197x273 mm

Paper source:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Print on both sides:
  • No (default)

  • Yes, flip over

  • Yes, flip up

Color theme:
  • Default (sRGB) (default)

  • Vivid

  • Photo

  • Photo (Adobe RGB 1998)

  • None

Snapshot Photos (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

Snapshot printing options
Category
Options
Paper type:
  • HP Cover Matte 200g

  • HP Matte Photo 200g)

  • HP Color Laser Photo Glossy 220g (default)

Paper sizes:
  • 4x6 (default)

  • 10x15cm

Paper source:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Color theme:
  • Default (sRGB)

  • Vivid

  • Photo (default)

  • Photo (Adobe RGB 1998)

  • None

Labels (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

Labels printing options
Category
Options
Paper type:
Labels
Paper sizes:
  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • 8.5x13

  • A4

  • B4 (JIS)

  • B5 (JIS)

  • 8K 273x394 mm

  • 16K 197x273 mm

Paper source:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Color options:
  • Color (default)

  • Black & White

Transparencies (PCL 6 only)

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 restore the default settings.

Transparencies printing options
Category
Options
Paper type:
Color Laser Transparency
Paper sizes:
  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • 8.5x13

  • 4x6

  • 10x15cm

  • 5x8

  • A4

  • A5

  • A6

  • B4 (JIS)

  • B5 (JIS)

  • 8K 270x390 mm

  • 8K 273x394 mm

  • 16K 195x270 mm

  • 16K 184x260 mm

  • 16K 197x273 mm

  • Postcard (JIS)

  • Double Postcard (JIS)

  • Envelope #10

  • Envelope Monarch

  • Envelope B5

  • Envelope C5

  • Envelope DL

Paper source:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Color options:
  • Color (default)

  • Black & White

Factory Defaults

When Factory Defaults is selected, the customizable options are grayed out, locking in those default options.

The Factory Defaults are as follows:

  • Paper type: Unspecified

  • Page size: Letter

  • Paper source: Automatically select

  • Print on both sides: No

  • Color Options: Color

User Guide Print Settings (HP UPD PS only)

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 restore the default settings.

User Guide Print Settings – HP UPD PS only
Category
Option
Paper size:
The following options are available:
  • Letter (default)

  • Legal

  • Executive

  • Statement

  • 8.5x13

  • A4

  • A5

  • B5 (JIS)

  • B4 (JIS)

  • Executive (JIS)

  • Double Japan Postcard Rotated

  • 8K

  • 16K

  • Envelope #10

  • Envelope Monarch

  • Envelope B5

  • Envelope C5

  • Envelope DL

  • Envelope B5

Paper source:
The following options are available:
  • Automatically Select (default)

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

Pages per sheet
The following options are available:
  • 1 page per sheet

  • 2 pages per sheet

  • 4 pages per sheet

  • 6 pages per sheet

  • 9 pages per sheet

  • 16 pages per sheet

Print on both sides:
The following options are available:
  • No (default)

  • Yes, Flip Over

  • Yes, Flip Up

Paper type:
The following options are available:
  • Unspecified (default)

  • Plain

  • HP LaserJet 90g

  • HP Color Laser Matte 105g

  • HP Premium Choice Matte 120g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Matte 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Matte 160g

  • HP Cover Matte 200g

  • HP Matte Photo 200g

  • HP Presentation Glossy 130g

  • HP Professional Laser Glossy 130g

  • HP Tri-fold Color Laser Brochure 160g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Glossy 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Glossy 160g

  • HP Color Laser Photo Glossy 220g

  • Light 60-74g

  • Mid-Weight 96-110g

  • Heavy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy 131-175g

  • Heavy Glossy 111-130g

  • Extra Heavy Glossy 131-175g

  • Card Glossy 176-220g

  • Color Laser Transparency

  • Labels

  • Letterhead

  • Envelope

  • Heavy Envelope

  • Preprinted

  • Prepunched

  • Colored

  • Bond

  • Recycled

  • Rough

  • Heavy Rough

  • HP Tough Paper

Orientation
The following options are available:
  • Portrait

  • Landscape

Document preview image

The document preview image is a line-drawn image of a page that represents graphics and text. It is always oriented so that the contents of the page are right-side-up.

Move the cursor over the document preview image to change the cursor from an arrow to a gloved hand. Toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation by clicking the image.

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Paper/Quality tab features

Use the Paper/Quality tab to specify the size, type, and source of the paper. 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.

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The Paper/Quality tab contains the following options:

Paper Options

The settings specified 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 default selections.

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

  • Paper size:

  • Custom Paper Size

  • Paper source:

  • Paper type:

  • Special pages

Paper size:

Paper size: is a drop-down menu that lists all of the supported paper sizes.

Move the cursor over the dimensions label to change the cursor 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, use the driver to set paper size only when printing from software programs that do not include a paper-size setting, such as NotePad, or when 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 prompts you to load the paper size or select another tray.

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.

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Name

Use the Name text box to type a new name for a custom paper size.

The name that appears in the Name text box depends on the following conditions:

  • If a saved custom paper size has been selected from the drop-down menu on the Paper/Quality tab, the Name text box shows the name of the selected custom paper size.

  • If a standard paper size has been selected on the Paper/Quality tab, the Name text box shows the default name of "Custom."

  • If a new name has been typed into the Name text box for the purpose of saving a new size or renaming an existing size, then that new name will remain 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 height 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

Change the width and height values by typing numeric strings into the edit boxes in the Paper Size group box.

Any entry that is greater than the maximum limits of the width and height edit box is rounded down to the maximum valid entry, while any entry that is smaller than the minimum limits of the width and height edit box 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 height entries are validated when the focus has changed.

The resolution of each edit box is 1 millimeter or 1/10 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 the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer is 76.2 x 127 mm (3 x 5 inches) and the maximum is 279 x 431 mm (11 x 17 inches). The following tables summarizes paper size limits.

The following table identifies the paper types the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer supports in trays 1 and 2.

Tray 1 and Tray 2 specifications
Tray 1 and Tray 2
Dimensions 1
Weight
Capacity 2
Paper
Minimum: 76 x 127 mm
(3 x 5 inches)
60 to 163 g/m2 (16 to 43 lb)
Up to 176 g/m2 (47 lb) for postcards
Single sheet of 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper for Tray 1
Up to 250 sheets for Tray 2
Maximum: 279 x 431 mm
(11 x 17 inches)
HP LaserJet glossy paper and HP LaserJet photo paper
Same as the preceding listed minimum and maximum sizes.
75 to 220 g/m2 (20 to 58 lb)
Single sheet of HP LaserJet glossy paper or HP LaserJet photo paper for Tray 1
Up to 25 mm (0.99 inch) stack height for Tray 2
HP Premium Cover Paper4
200 g/m2 (53 lb) cover
Single sheet of HP Cover paper for Tray 1
Up to 25 mm (0.99 inch) stack height for Tray 2
Transparencies and opaque film
Thickness: 0.10 to 0.13 mm
(3.9 to 5.1 mils)
Single sheet of transparency or opaque film for Tray 1
Up to 50 sheets for Tray 2
Labels3
Thickness: up to 0.23 mm (up to 9 mils)
Single sheet of labels for Tray 1
Up to 25 mm (0.99 inch) stack height for Tray 2
Envelopes
Up to 90 g/m2 (up to 24 lb)
Single envelope for Tray 1
Up to ten envelopes for Tray 2

1The product supports a wide range of standard and custom sizes of paper. Check the print driver for supported sizes.

2Capacity can vary depending on paper weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.

3Smoothness: 100 to 250 (Sheffield).

4Hewlett-Packard does not guarantee results when printing with other types of heavy paper.

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:

  • Automatically Select

  • Printer auto select

  • Manual Feed in Tray 1

  • Tray 1

  • Tray 2

  • Tray 3

The default setting is Automatically Select. When this is selected, the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer uses the source tray that supports the selected paper size. For the other options, make sure the correct paper size is loaded in the source tray.

Paper type:

The Paper type: drop-down menu shows a selection of the paper types that the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer supports. When you use the default setting, Unspecified, the product uses the default paper type, which is usually Plain.

To view additional supported paper types, select More in the Paper type: drop-down menu. The Type is: box opens. Select one of the additional paper types and click OK. Now this option will be available in the Paper type: drop-down menu.

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The additional supported paper type available via the Type is: box are included in the following table.

Paper type: – Type is: supported paper types and associated engine speeds
Paper category
Paper type
Engine speed
Everyday < 96g
  • Unspecified

  • Plain

  • HP LaserJet 90g

  • Light 60-74g

  • Bond

  • Recycled

  • Full

  • Full

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • Full

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • Full

Presentation 96-130g
  • HP Color Laser Matte 105g

  • HP Premium Choice Matte 120g

  • HP Presentation Glossy 130g

  • HP Professional Laser Glossy 130g

  • HP Tri-fold Color Laser Brochure 160g

  • Mid-Weight 96-110g

  • Heavy 111-130g

  • Heavy Glossy 111-130g

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

Brochure 131-175g
  • HP Color Laser Brochure Matte 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Matte 160g

  • HP Professional Laser Glossy 130g

  • HP Tri-fold Color Laser Brochure 160g

  • HP Color Laser Brochure Glossy 160g

  • HP Superior Laser Glossy 160g

  • Extra Heavy 131-175g

  • Extra Heavy Glossy 131-175g

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

Photo/Cover 176-200g
  • HP Cover Matte 200g

  • HP Matte Photo 200g

  • HP Color Laser Photo Glossy 200g

  • Card Glossy 176-220g

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

Other
  • Color Laser Transparency

  • Labels

  • Letterhead

  • Envelope

  • Heavy Envelope

  • Preprinted

  • Prepunched

  • Colored

  • Rough

  • Heavy Rough

  • HP Tough Paper

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • Full

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • Full

  • Full

  • Full

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

  • 3/4 Speed (6 ppm)

No mechanism exists for manually adding custom paper types through the driver.

The default setting is Unspecified. Before selecting a different setting, make sure that the correct paper type is loaded in the tray that is specified in the Paper source: setting.

If the print-driver setting is changed to a paper type that is not currently loaded in the product and the tray is configured for a specific paper type, a control-panel message prompts you to load the paper type or select another tray.

Caution symbols may appear next to some paper types in the selection list. This means that there is another setting that may be in conflict with the selected paper size. For example, if “print on both sides” is selected in the Finishing tab, then the Transparency paper type will have a Caution sign next to it because transparencies can only be printed on a single side.

Special pages

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

Covers

To use specify cover settings, click Covers on the Special Pages window.

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 figure shows the Covers setting and options.

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The following are the Covers options:

  • Cover type. Select which cover is customized: Front, Back, or Both

  • Paper source. The Paper Source setting specifies the source tray to use for adding a front and/or back cover to the document.

  • Paper type. The Paper Type 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 using the same paper source.

The Back Cover options are not available when the Booklet Printing 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 close 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.

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The following are the Print pages on different paper options:

  • Pages in document. Select which pages are customized: the First page, or the Last page.

  • Paper source. The Paper source setting specifies the source tray to use for printing a document.

  • Paper type. The Paper type 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.

Document preview image

See Document preview image for information about this feature.

Print Quality group box

The Print Quality group box provides options that control resolution and digital imaging settings. The group box includes the following options:

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Print Quality drop-down menu

The Print Quality drop-down menu contains the Image REt 3600 resolution option. This setting produces 3600 dpi color output quality through HP Image Resolution Enhancement Technology (Image REt) 3600. This setting is selected by default.

Gloss Level (HP UPD PS only)

The HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series is capable of printing exceptionally high gloss levels on a wide range of paper types. However, on some paper types, the gloss level might noticeably decrease from page to page for a particular print job.

The following adjustments can be set by the user in order to maintain exceptionally high gloss level on all printed pages.

Gloss Level driver settings

For users who normally print general office documents where high gloss levels are not critical but need high gloss for particular print jobs. Users can select the appropriate gloss option for their document through the driver

On the Paper/Quality tab, the following Gloss Level settings are available:

  • Default. Uses product settings for gloss.

  • Best. High gloss on all pages.

  • Standard. Uses the standard gloss setting. This setting provides the fastest print performance, but also produces some gloss variation over time.

Select Best for glossy print jobs such as photos or brochures if the gloss finish decreases after the first page is printed. The Best setting reduces printing performance on the print job for which it was selected, but it does not impact product performance for other users.

See the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series User Guide for control panel options and further information about maintaining high gloss levels.

Effects tab features

Use the Effects tab to create unique paper effects such as scaling and watermarks.

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The Effects tab contains the following controls:

  • Resizing Options group box

  • Document preview image

  • Watermarks group box

Resizing Options group box

The Resizing Options group box consists of the following controls:

  • Actual Size (default)

  • Print Document On setting

  • Scale to Fit option

  • % of actual size setting

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Actual Size setting

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

Print Document On setting

Select the Print Document On option button 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.

The Print Document On control is disabled by either of the following conditions:

  • The % of actual size value is not 100.

  • 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 are supported by the selected paper source and any custom sizes that have been created. When Print Document On is selected, Scale to Fit is automatically selected. Clear this check ox if you do not want the document reduced or enlarged to fit on the selected paper.

Scale to Fit option

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 illustration shows preview images for a document that is formatted for legal-size paper and where the Print Document On check box is selected and the target size is specified as Letter.

17: Preview images – Legal on Letter; Scale to Fit off (left) and on (right)

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 page size.

% of actual size option

The % of actual size option provides a slider bar to use for scaling the percentage setting. The default setting in the entry box is 100% of normal size. Normal size is defined as the paper size that is selected within the driver or what 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 scroll bar indicator is dragged, and the preview image is updated to the new image scale. Each click on the scroll bar arrows increases or decreases the scale by 1%. Each click on the slider bar affects the scale by 10%.

An exact value is not achieved by dragging the scroll bar indicator at the default Microsoft Windows resolution; use the scroll bar indicator to approximate the appropriate value, and then use the scroll bar arrows to refine the value.

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

See Document preview image for information about this feature.

Watermarks group box

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

  • (none)

  • Confidential

  • Draft

  • SAMPLE

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The drop-down menu shows alphabetically sorted watermarks that are currently available on the system plus the string "(none)", which indicates that no watermark is selected. This is the default setting. Any watermark 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.

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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 made to the previous watermark 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 the predefined watermarks that are available in the driver and any new watermarks that have been created.

Creating a new watermark

  1. Click New.

    The new watermark appears in the Current Watermarks list and in the Watermark Message edit box as "Untitled" until it is named.

  2. To name the new watermark, type the selected watermark text in the Watermark Message edit box.

    The typed name in the Watermark Message field appears in the following locations:

    • In the Current Watermarks group box in the Watermark Details dialog box

    • In the Watermarks group box on the Effects tab

No more that 30 watermarks can exist in the Current Watermarks list at one time. When the limit of 30 watermarks is reached , the New button is disabled. The (none) setting is one of the 30 definable watermarks; the names for the other 29 watermarks can be customized.

To edit an existing watermark, select the watermark in the Current Watermarks list. Changing the Watermark Message for that watermark is, in effect, creates a new watermark.

Deleting a watermark

  1. Select the watermark in the Current Watermarks list.

  2. Click Delete.

  3. A warning appears asking whether the intent is to delete the selected item.

    • Click Cancel to retain the watermark.

    • Click OK to delete the selected 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, several different watermarks can contain 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 two 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; 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 drop-down menu

  • Color drop-down menu

  • Shading drop-down menu

  • Size spin box

  • Style drop-down menu

Name drop-down menu

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

Color drop-down menu

The Color drop-down menu provides a fixed, unalterable set of color choices, in palette/color name-pair form, for the watermark. The triplet values for these colors are shown in the following table.

Watermark color values
Setting
Gray
Red
Yellow
Green
Cyan
Blue
Magenta
Lightest
255
255
255
255
232
232
255
255
232
232
255
232
232
255
255
232
232
255
255
232
255
Very Light
224
224
224
255
224
224
255
255
224
224
255
224
224
255
255
224
224
255
255
224
255
Light
192
192
192
255
192
192
255
255
192
192
255
192
192
255
255
192
192
255
255
192
255
Med Light
160
160
160
255
160
160
255
255
160
160
255
160
160
255
255
160
160
255
255
160
255
Medium
128
128
128
255
128
128
255
255
128
128
255
128
128
255
255
128
128
255
255
128
255
Med Dark
96
96
96
255
96
96
255
255
96
96
255
96
96
255
255
96
96
255
255
96
255
Dark
64
64
64
255
64
64
255
255
64
64
255
64
64
255
255
64
64
255
255
64
255
Very Dark
32
32
32
255
32
32
255
255
32
32
255
32
32
255
255
32
32
255
255
32
255
Darkest
0
0
0
255
0
0
255
255
0
0
255
0
0
255
255
0
0
255
255
0
255
Shading drop-down menu

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. A choice of Light produces a lightly saturated gray watermark. A choice of Lightest produces the lightest shade of watermark; Darkest produces a black watermark.

Size spin box

Font sizes from 1 to 999 points are available from the Size menu. The default point size is language-dependent. The choice of Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic is available from the Style drop-down menu.

Style drop-down menu

The Style drop-down menu has the following setting choices: Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic. The Regular setting is the default for new and preset watermarks.

Default settings

The default settings for new watermarks are Arial font, Gray color, Very Light shading, 80 points, and Regular style. The default settings for preset watermarks are Arial font, Very Light shading, and Bold style. The default point size for preset watermarks is language-dependent, and varies.

Finishing tab features

Use the Finishing tab to print booklets and control the paper output.

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The Finishing tab contains the following controls:

Document Options

The Document Options group box contains the following controls.

  • Print on Both Sides or Print on Both Sides (Manually) check box

  • Flip Pages Up option

  • Booklet Layout drop-down menu

  • Pages per Sheet drop-down menu

  • Print Page Borders check box

  • Page Order drop-down menu

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Print on Both Sides check box

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

The Print on Both Sides option controls the manual duplexing function of the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer.

Print on both sides automatically

The duplexing unit in the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series product prints on two sides of a sheet of paper when the Print on Both Sides option is specified in the print job.

Duplex 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

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. A different print mode is used with each paper type. Print-mode adjustments for the second side of a duplexed page are automatic.

Manually printing on both sides

Select the Print on Both Sides (Manually) check box to print on the second side of the paper for the base models. The base models do not have automatic duplexing capability. Print on Both Sides (Manually) will also be enabled for duplex models when a paper type is selected that cannot be auto-duplexed.

Make sure to select the correct paper type as selecting a paper type instructs 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. To achieve the best print quality when printing on the second side of the page, the product makes adjustments to its print modes. A different print mode is used with each paper type. Print-mode adjustments for the second side of a duplexed page are automatic.

The following paper types cannot be manually duplexed using the Print on both sides (Manually) feature:

  • HP Color Laser Photo Glossy 220g

  • Labels

  • Envelope

  • Heavy Envelope

  • Color Laser Transparency

A triangle enclosing an exclamation point icon appears next to the Color Laser Transparency, Envelope, Heavy Envelope, and Labels options. This icon indicates that duplex printing is not advised for these paper types.

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

  1. In Windows Vista, click Computer, click Control Panel, and then click Hardware and Sound.

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

    -or-

    In Windows XP Home, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Printers and Other Hardware icon.

    -or-

    For Windows 2000: Select Settings, and then click Printers.

  2. Right-click the product icon.

  3. Click Properties.

  4. Click Device Settings tab.

  5. Look for the Installable Options section at the bottom of Device Settings screen. Select “Enabled” for the “Allow Manual Duplexing” option.

When the Print on Both Sides (Manually) check box is available on the Document Options section of the Finishing tab screen, follow these steps to make the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer manually print on both sides.

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

  2. Click OK.

  3. Click Print. The even-number pages of the document print.

  4. Insert the stack of even-number pages that just printed when the control panel shows the Manually Feed message (or it shows the Load Tray message), insert the stack of paper (on which the even-numbered pages have been printed).

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  5. Click the OK button on the product control panel.

  6. The odd numbered pages print on the second side (blank) of the stacked sheets.

Flip Pages Up option

Select the Flip Pages Up check box to specify the duplex-binding option. (The Flip Pages Up option is only available when Print on Both Sides is selected.) By default, the Flip Pages Up check box is not selected. The following table shows the results of selecting this 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-side binding is for print jobs with pages that read by flipping over like the pages of a calendar. Long-side binding is for print jobs with pages that read by turning like the pages of a book.

Booklet layout drop-down menu

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.

  • Left Binding

  • Right Binding

By selecting Left Binding or Right 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. Manually changing the Pages per Sheet setting to 4, 6, 9, or 16 pages per sheet disables the booklet setting.

Book and booklet printing

A book is a print job consisting of at least two pages that can have a different paper type for the front cover, first page, other pages, last page, or back cover. Use the Front Cover, First Page, Other Pages, Last Page, and Back Cover settings on the Paper/Quality tab (available by selecting the Use Different Paper/Covers check box) to select different paper for these pages.

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

Printing a booklet

Complete the following steps to print a booklet.

  1. In the Finishing tab, select the Print on Both Sides check box.

  2. In the Booklet Layout drop-down menu, select the preferred type of booklet printing (for example, Right Edge Binding).

  3. Click OK in the print driver.

  4. Click OK in the Print dialog box to print.

Printing a book

To print a book in which the front cover, first page, other pages, last page, and back cover are printed on different paper types, see the Paper/Quality tab features section of this chapter.

Pages per Sheet drop-down menu

On the Finishing tab, use the Pages per Sheet option to select the number of pages to print on a single sheet of paper. If more than one page per sheet is selected, 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 six settings:

  • 1 page per sheet (this is the default)

  • 2 pages per sheet

  • 4 pages per sheet

  • 6 pages per sheet

  • 9 pages per sheet

  • 16 pages per sheet

Selecting an option other than 2 pages per sheet makes booklet printing unavailable.

Print Page Borders check box

Related controls indented beneath the Pages per Sheet edit box 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 drop-down menu

The Page Order drop-down menu contains four selections:

  • Right, then Down

  • Down, then Right

  • Left, then Down

  • Down, then Left

The document preview image reflects any changes made in the Page Order settings. The following figure shows the different document preview configurations.

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  • 2 pages per sheet

  • 4 pages per sheet

  • 6 pages per sheet

  • 9 pages per sheet

  • 16 pages per sheet

Document preview image

See Document preview image for information about this feature.

Orientation group box

Use the Orientation setting to establish different layouts of the image on the page. This setting does not affect the way that paper feeds into the product.

The Orientation group box contains the following options:

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Portrait option button

Select this feature to print the document in Portrait orientation, which is when the top edge of the document is the shorter edge of the paper. This is the default setting.

Landscape option button

Select this feature to print the document in Landscape orientation, which is when the top edge of the document is the longer edge of the paper.

Rotate by 180 degrees check box

Select this feature to rotate the document image on the paper 180°. For example: If the return address on an envelope is smudged, select this setting and then feed the envelope into the product so the return address area goes in first.

Mirror Image check box (HP UPD PS only)

Click the Mirror Image check box to reverse the horizontal coordinates of the printed document.

Color tab features

Use the Color tab to specify predefined color-option settings or to fine-tune the color treatments and halftoning. Color output can also be converted to grayscale.

The Color tab is shown in the following figure.

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The Color tab contains the following sets of controls:

Color Options

Use the Color Options group box to adjust the independent color controls. The settings affect the print job color rendering and print quality. The Color Options group box contains the following controls:

  • Automatic option (default)

  • Manual option

  • Settings button (that opens the Color Settings dialog box)

  • Print in Grayscale check box

26: Color tab – Color Options group box

Automatic

The Automatic color adjustment option optimizes the neutral-gray color treatment, halftones, and edge enhancements for each element in a document. For more information, see your print driver online Help.

Automatic is the default setting and is recommended for printing all color documents.

Manual

Use the Manual color adjustment option to adjust the neutral-gray color treatment, halftones, and edge enhancements for text, graphics, and photographs. To gain access to the manual color options, from the Color tab, select Manual, and then select Settings.

To change the settings, make your selections by using the drop-down menus in the Color Settings dialog box, and then click OK. The following figure shows the Color Settings dialog box with "Custom" settings.

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Use manual color options to adjust the Neutral Grays, Halftone, and Edge Control options for text, graphics, and photographs.

Manual color options
Setting description
Setting options
Halftone
Halftone options affect the color output resolution and clarity.
  • Smooth (2-bits/pixel) provides better results for large, solid-filled print areas and enhances photographs by smoothing color gradations. Select this option when uniform and smooth area fills are the top priority.

    • Cyan – 155 lines per inch (lpi)

    • Magenta – 155 lpi

    • Yellow – 212 lpi

    • Black – 155 lpi

  • Detail is useful for text and graphics that require sharp distinctions among lines or colors, or images that contain a pattern or a high level of detail. Select this option when sharp edges and details are the top priority.

    • Cyan – 190 lpi

    • Magenta – 190 lpi

    • Yellow – 200 lpi

    • Black – 212 lpi

Neutral Grays
The Neutral Grays setting determines the method for creating gray colors used in text, graphics, and photographs.
  • Black Only generates neutral colors (grays and black) by using only black toner. This guarantees neutral colors without a color cast.

  • 4-Color generates neutral colors (grays and black) by combining all four toner colors. This method produces smoother gradients and transitions to other colors, and it produces the darkest black.

Edge Control
The Edge Control setting determines how edges are rendered. Edge control has two components: adaptive halftoning and trapping. Adaptive halftoning increases edge sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color-plane misregistration by overlapping the edges of adjacent objects slightly.
  • Maximum is the most aggressive trapping setting. Adaptive halftoning is on.

  • Normal sets trapping at a medium level. Adaptive halftoning is on.

  • Light sets trapping at a minimal level, Adaptive halftoning is on.

  • Off turns off both trapping and adaptive halftoning.

Print in Grayscale

The Print in Grayscale option converts all colors to gray and forces the product to use only the black print cartridge.

Color Themes

The Color Themes group box contains the RGB color: drop-down menu.

28: Color tab – Color Themes group box

Use color themes to adjust the RGB Color options for the entire page.

For information about Advanced Color settings, see Advanced color use and Match colors using the HP Basic Color Match tool.

Setting description
Setting options
RGB Color
  • Default (sRGB) instructs the product to interpret RGB color as sRGB. The sRGB standard is the accepted standard of Microsoft and the World Wide Web Consortium ( www.w3.org Non-HP site ).

  • Vivid instructs the product to increase the color saturation in the midtones. Less colorful objects are rendered more colorfully. This setting is recommended for printing business graphics.

  • Photo interprets RGB color as if it were printed as a photograph using a digital mini-lab. It renders deeper, more saturated colors differently than Default (sRGB) mode. Use this setting for printing photos.

  • Photo (AdobeRGB 1998) is for digital photos that use the AdobeRGB color space rather than sRGB. When printing from a professional software program that uses AdobeRGB, it is important to turn off the color management in the software program and allow the product to manage the color space.

  • None sets the product to print RGB data in raw device mode. To render photographs correctly when this option is selected, you must manage color in the program in which you are working or in the operating system.

    Use this option only if you are familiar with the procedures for managing color in the software program or the operating system; otherwise, color quality can be compromised.

Document preview image

See Document preview image for information about this feature.

Services tab features

Use the Services tab to access basic service information for the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer. Connect to the Internet before selecting an option and clicking Go.

The Services tab is shown in the following figure.

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The Services tab contains the following Internet Services feature.

Internet Services

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

  • Support and troubleshooting. Opens the product page for the HP Business Center.

  • Product manuals. Opens a Web page to view or download HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer manuals.

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

  • Shop for supplies. Opens the HP SureSupply Web page and shop online for HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer supplies.

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

Device Settings tab features

On the Printer Properties tab set, only the Device Settings tab and About tab are unique to the product; all other tabs are part of the operating system.

The Device Settings tab is in the Properties window for the print driver. To gain access to the Device Settings tab, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows Vista, click Computer, click Control Panel, and then click Hardware and Sound.

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

    -or-

    In Windows XP Home, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Printers and Other Hardware icon.

    -or-

    For Windows 2000: Select Settings, and then click Printers.

  2. Right-click the product icon.

  3. Click Properties.

  4. Click the Device Settings tab.

The Device Settings tab contains controls for paper-handling products and controls for managing the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer.

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The Device Settings tab contains the following controls:

Form to Tray Assignment

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 prevents (or 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 the Form to Tray Assignment setting 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 the 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 the Font Substitution Table settings to install and remove external fonts for the product. External fonts can be soft fonts or DIMM fonts.

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

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External Fonts

The External Fonts option is available only in the HP PCL 6 print driver. It is not available in the HP UPD PS .

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

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

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Topics:

Installing external fonts

Follow these steps to install external fonts.

  1. Click Start.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Click Printers (Microsoft Windows 2000) or Printers and Faxes (Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003) or Printers and Other Hardware Devices (Microsoft Windows XP Home) or Hardware and Sound (Windows Vista).

  4. Right-click the name of the product.

  5. Click Properties.

  6. Click the Device Settings tab.

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

Removing external fonts

  1. Click Start.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Click Printers (Microsoft Windows 2000) or Printers and Faxes (Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003) or Printers and Other Hardware Devices (Microsoft Windows XP Home) or Hardware and Sound (Windows Vista).

  4. Right-click the name of the product.

  5. Click Properties.

  6. Click the Device Settings tab.

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

  8. Click Properties. The HP Font Installer dialog box appears. The external fonts that are installed appear in the Installed Fonts window.

  9. Select the fonts to remove, and then click Remove. The fonts are removed.

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

Installable Options

Allow Manual Duplexing

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

This setting is enabled by default.

Printer Memory

This option matches the setting to the amount of memory that is installed in the product. The driver generates ranges of memory that can be selected, up to the maximum that the product can accept. The driver can use this information to manage how the print driver uses the product memory.

About tab features

On the Print Properties tab set, only the Device Settings tab and About tab are unique to the product; all other tabs are part of the operating system.

The About tab is in the Properties for the print driver.

To gain access to the About tab, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows Vista, click Computer, click Control Panel, and then click Hardware and Sound.

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

    -or-

    In Windows XP Home, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Printers and Other Hardware icon.

    -or-

    For Windows 2000: Select Settings, and then click Printers.

  2. Right-click the product icon.

  3. Click Properties.

  4. Click the About tab.

The About tab provides detailed information about the driver. It contains an overall build number (in parentheses after the model name) together with specific information about each of the components. The information varies according to the HP Color LaserJet CP5220 Series printer model number, driver, date, and versions. The About tab is shown in the following figure.

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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 default or user-defined.

To determine the latest version, compare the overall build number (in parenthesis after the model name) and the GPD number (in the Driver Files: field). If the overall build number has increased, this is the latest version of the driver.

If the overall build number is the same, check the version number of the GPD file. The driver that has the highest GPD version number is the latest driver.

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