HP Desk Jet Control Panel for DOS

The DeskJet Control Panel for DOS is software that replaces the front panel switches found on older printers. The HP Control Panel for DOS does not replace printer drivers it must be used along with DOS software printer drivers. When there is no specific DeskJet 660Cse printer driver available for an application, the HP Control Panel gives the user access to print settings and features not available through the DOS application. If settings are available in the DOS application printer driver and...

Using the Printer Driver

To use the ColorSmart Printer Driver with the HP DeskJet 660C printer from within a Windows application 1. Choose Print (or Print Setup, depending on the application) from the File menu. To access the ColorSmart Printer Driver with the HP DeskJet 660C printer from the Windows Control Panel 1. Double-click Main in the Program Manager window. 4. Select the HP DeskJet 660C printer in the Installed Printers list and click the Setup button. The ColorSmart Dialog box appears. ColorSmart Printer...

Host System Requirements

MS DOS 3.3 or Greater MS Windows 3.1 2 MB of RAM 10 MB of Free Hard Disk Space EGA Monitor or Greater The HP DeskJet 540 printer does not have any DIP switches. All printer configuration is accomplished using the printer driver for MS Windows or the HP DeskJet 540 Control Panel for DOS. Refer to Printer Driver Information to learn more about printer settings in DOS and MS Windows.

Desk Jet Control Panel for DOS

The HP DeskJet Control Panel for DOS is software that replaces the front panel switches found on older printers. The Control Panel for DOS does not replace printer drivers it must be used along with DOS software printer drivers. When there is no specific DeskJet 850C 855C series printer driver available for an application, the HP Control Panel for DOS gives the user access to print settings and features not available through the DOS application. If settings are available in the DOS application...

MS Windows Printing

Microsoft Windows 3.1 comes with printer drivers that work with HP DeskJet printers. However, the Microsoft Printer Drivers do not provide access to the many of the more advanced capabilities of HP DeskJet 600 printer. Only the HP ColorSmart Printer Driver software, part of the HP Printing System for Windows, takes advantage of all the features of HP DeskJet 600 printer. The HP ColorSmart Printer Driver software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 3.1. Access to the printer driver to change...

Printing System Problems Causes and Solutions Cont

(MS Windows) Open the Printers dialog box in the (Power light is on, the Form Feed light is off) MS Windows Control Panel and verify that the correct printer is selected. (An on-screen message may ask you to open Page Setup in your application.) (Macintosh) Open the Chooser, select the correct printer, and close the Chooser. (An on-screen message may ask you to open Page Setup in your application.) The problem is caused by the printer driver. It may be necessary to reinstall the printer driver...

Minimum System Configuration

2 MB of RAM for monochrome printing 4 MB of RAM for color imaging 10 MB free of disk space (for installation of printer driver) Microsoft Windows version 3.1 and above DOS 3.3 and above HP DeskJet 2xx 4xx Printers MS Windows Printer Drivers Common Windows Printer Driver Problems Difficulty installing the printer driver. 1. Close all other applications and memory resident programs. 2. Reinstall the printer driver using the HP Printer Setup program (SETUP). Do not install through the Control...

Printing System Problems Causes and Solutions Continued

(Power light is on, the Form Feed light is off) The problem is caused by the printer driver. The printer's name does not appear in the Installed Printers list in the Printers dialog box in the MS Windows Control Panel. The problem is caused by the application software or the printer driver. (MS Windows) Open the Printers dialog box in the MS Windows Control Panel and verify that the correct printer is selected. (An on-screen message may ask you to open Page Setup in your application.) It may be...

Configuring the Printer Driver

Note Only a printer driver designated 720C should be used with HP DeskJet 720C Series printers in MS Windows NT applications. Other HP DeskJet printer drivers should not be used. The steps required to access the print menu for configuring vary with the application. Generally, the printer driver is accessed from the File, Print or File, Print Setup in the software program. Accessing the printer driver through the application allows you to l Select the default printer from the list of available...

Printer Drivers Available

Since DOS applications are developed independently under different standards, each DOS application requires its own printer driver. Current software drivers for most HP DeskJet printers are available from the individual software manufacturers. A list of DOS software developer contact information is in the DOS Printing Guide, part of the User's Guide Kit. Information on installing a DOS printer driver for a particular DOS application is supplied by the software manufacturer. If there is no...

Substituting Printer Drivers

The DeskJet Control Panel for DOS is software that replaces the front panel switches found on older printers. The Control Panel for DOS does not replace printer drivers it must be used along with DOS software printer drivers. When there is no specific DeskJet 600 printer driver available for an application, the Control Panel for DOS gives the user access to print settings and features not available through the DOS application. If settings are available in the DOS application printer driver and...

About the Printer Driver

The HP ColorSmart Printer driver software provides access to all the capabilities of the HP DeskJet 540 printer, when used a Windows application. The following options are available from the ColorSmart Best, Normal, or EconoFast print quality Portrait or Landscape print orientation The HP ColorSmart Printer Driver has built-in, context-sensitive help When an option in the dialog box is clicked, an explanation of that option appears at the bottom of the dialog box. For more detailed help, click...

Obtaining Printer Drivers

For the latest available versions of printer drivers, contact the appropriate software vendors directly. Hewlett-Packard offers printer drivers through the HP Forum on CompuServe. As updated and new printer drivers become available, they are uploaded to the HP Forum for instant access by CompuServe members. To become a CompuServe member and gain access to the printer drivers through HP Forum, call (800) 848-8990 from within the U.S. From outside the U.S., call 1 (614) 457-8650. In the U.S.,...

Hewlett Packards Printer Drivers for Windows

The Hewlett-Packard printer drivers are printer drivers available from Hewlett-Packard or bundled with the HP DeskJet 400 printer. Note Hewlett-Packard recommends that Windows 3.1 users update to the HP DeskJet 400 Printer Driver. The HP DeskJet 400 Printer Driver for Windows (v 6.0) provides the following features and capabilities Included with HP DeskJet 400 printers and offered separately through order fulfillment (for escalation only) by third party suppliers l Supports HP's ColorSmart...

Possible Causes for Missing Rows of Dots

The most common cause of horizontal rows of dots missing on printouts is a partially clogged nozzle in the print cartridge. Try cleaning the print cartridge by using the print cartridge cleaning routine available through the Services dialog box in the HP DeskJet 670C Toolbox. (Do not use this procedure too often as a large amount of ink is used.) Print cartridge is nearly out of ink The second most common cause of missing rows of dots is that the print cartridge is running out of ink. Replace...

MS Windows Printer Drivers

Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft provide several HP DeskJet 2xx 4xx printer driver solutions for Windows 3.1. This chapter identifies available printer drivers and which driver to choose for optimum performance. Some users may choose to use the Microsoft printer driver, although the driver has limited capabilities. Microsoft's and Hewlett-Packard's printer drivers can be installed in Windows at the same time and assigned to the same port. Windows, however, allows only one default or active printer...

DOS Programs and Recommended Printer Drivers

Information on installing a DOS printer driver for a particular DOS application is supplied by the software manufacturer. The DeskJet Control Panel for DOS is software that replaces the front panel switches found on older printers. The HP Control Panel for DOS does not replace printer drivers. When there is no specific HP DeskJet 670C series printer driver available for an application, the HP Control Panel gives the user access to print settings and features not available through the DOS...

Print Cartridge Dos and Donts

Keep print cartridges sealed in their packaging Do not use print cartridges after the expiration until ready for use. (The print cartridges have a date. See Print Cartridge Information longer life sealed in the packaging than in the Maintenance and Troubleshooting. printer or the print cartridge storage container.) Keep opened print cartridges in the printer or the storage container. Do not unplug the printer without turning the power off from the power button. Pressing the power button caps...

Printing System Troubleshooting

Printing systems contain hardware and software components which must work together properly before printing can take place. The printer driver provides the interface between the software applications that support printing, the computer's hardware, and the printer. The basic printing system consists of the following 1. Host computer with application software (word processing, graphics design, desktop publishing, etc.) 2. Printer driver (specific to your printer and, in some cases, your...

Firmware Version Comparison

Note Both locally shared and network connect configurations require the installation of the HP DeskJet 890C series printer driver on each computer that will be printing to the HP DeskJet 890C series printer. Printer Installation in Network Environments Not Supported in Windows 3.1 by the Operating System Setup the printer and make the cable connections to the printer server and 1. Install the driver by executing setup.exe either on the Printer Software CD, Installation Disk 1, or where the...

Obtaining HP Support Assistant CDROM

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Composite Black

The printer driver produces composite black by mixing the colors of the color print cartridge to produce black ink. The printer driver uses composite black instead of true black ink because l The HP DeskJet 2xx 4xx printer holds one color print cartridge or one black print cartridge. Therefore, any black on a color page must be printed using composite black. l In most DOS applications, all of the black in any color graphic is printed with composite black. The printer driver does not separate...

Common Windows Problems

Difficulty installing the printer driver. 1. Close all other applications and memory resident programs. 2. Reinstall the printer driver using the HP Printer Setup program (SETUP). Do not install through the Control Panel. 1. Make sure the printer is on, the Power light is on, and the printer is properly connected to the computer with the appropriate cable. 2. Verify the correct printer model and port are selected in the Control Panel or Printer Setup menu. 3. Verify the printer is the Default...

HP 51629A and 51649A Print Cartridge Specifications

Plain paper drop-on-demand Thermal InkJet printing 1. The 51629A print cartridge life is based on an 8 in. x 10 in. printable area with a 5 printing density. 2. The 51649A print cartridge life is based on an 8 in. x 10 in. printable area with a 15 printing density. The printing consists of 10 composite black and 15 of the following colors cyan, magenta, yellow, green, red and blue.

Clean the Service Station

The Service Station is located behind the on off switch on the right side of your printer, See Diagram D . You will need to reach back behind the casing to clean it. Using a clean, moistened swab, wipe the rim of the sponge holder. Remove any built-up ink and fibers from the top of the sponge. If the sponge is higher than the rim, use the cotton swab to push it down below the rim. Using a clean, moistened swab, clean Wiper 1 and the top surface of Cap 1. Always use a light touch when cleaning...

Self Tests

The HP DeskJet 400 performs a power-on self test to test operation when it is turned on. There is no printout associated with the power-on self-test. The are two possible outcomes l If the printer passes the power-on self-test, it powers up with its current default settings and the Power light will be lit. l If the printer fails the power-on self-test, the printer lights will blink simultaneously. For more information on printer light error patterns see the table later in this chapter. The...