Working with printer drivers

Application and printer driver settings influence the multiple-copies settings on the printer. To make sure you get the desired results, Hewlett-Packard recommends you test the multiple-copy features on the printer with your specific application and printer driver.

Some things to remember about multiple, collated copies include:

• Settings in the printer driver and application override settings on the printer's control panel.

• Commands in a print job override settings on the printer's control panel.

The table on page 10 shows some examples of how the D640 printer's auto-collate setting works with your application/printer driver.

Printer driver

Driver/application settings

Printer settings

Results

HP Laserjet 4Si, or D640 NT mini driver

copies = 3 collate = checked

auto-collate = setting is ignored copies = 1 mopies = 1

3 collated copies (job is processed three times)

collate = not checked

auto-collate = On copies = 1 mopies = 1

3 collated copies (job is processed once and stored on disk for additional copies)

collate = not checked

auto-collate = Off copies = 1 mopies = 1

3 copies of each page in the document

HP Laserjet 5Si Mopier

copies = 3 collate = checked

auto-collate = setting is ignored copies = 1 mopies = 1

3 collated copies (job is processed once and stored on disk for additional copies)

collate = not checked

auto-collate = On copies = 1 mopies = 1

3 collated copies (job is processed once and stored on disk for additional copies)

collate = not checked

auto-collate = Off copies =1 mopies = 1

3 copies of each page in the document

General rule: If you're using the printer's auto-collate feature, leave collate Off in the Laserjet 4Si driver (or D640 NT driver) and On in the Laserjet 5Si Mopier driver. Otherwise, leave collate Off.

Note If you're not sure you're getting printer-efficient, multiple copies, check the printer's control panel when the job is printing. You should see a Mopies indicator.

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— Mopies indicator

The Mopies indicator shows the D640 printer is managing multiple, collated copies in an efficient and fast manner. If you don't see this indicator, your application and/or printer driver is controlling the multiple copies. Review the table above and make sure collate is turned off in your application or driver.

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