Settings for selecting print media

Three settings affect how the printer driver tries to pull media when you send a print job. These settings, Source, Type, and Size, appear in your program Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the printer driver. The printer automatically selects a tray if you do not change these settings. If you do want to change these settings, you can print by Source, by Type, by Size, or by Type and Size.

• Source. Printing by Source means that you select a specific tray from which you want the printer to pull paper. The printer tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size is loaded in it. However, if you select a tray that is configured from the HP ToolboxFX for a type or size and that does not match your print job, the printer does not print automatically. Instead, it waits for you to load the tray that you selected with the type or size of print media for your print job. When you load the tray, the printer begins printing. (If the printer does not begin printing, you might need to configure the tray to match the size or type of the print job.) Or, press M (Select) to have the printer try to print from another tray.

• Type or Size. Printing by Type or Size means that you want the printer to pull paper or print media from the first tray that is loaded with the type or size that you selected. Always print by Type for special print media such as labels or transparencies.

• If you want to print by Type or Size and the trays have not been configured for a certain type or size from the HP ToolboxFX, load the paper or print media into a tray and then select the Type or Size from the Page Setup dialog box, the Print dialog box, or the printer driver.

• If you often print on a certain type or size of media, the printer administrator (for a network printer) or you (for a directly connected printer) can use the HP ToolboxFX to configure a tray for that type or size. (See HP ToolboxFX.) Then, when you select that Type or Size as you print a job, the printer pulls from the tray that is configured for that type or size.

Features in the printer driver

Some printer drivers and some operating systems do not support all of these printer features.

• Setting a custom paper size

• Printing in grayscale

• Changing the color settings

• Creating and using watermarks

• Printing multiple pages on one sheet of paper (N-up printing)

• Creating and using Quick Sets

• Reducing or enlarging

• Printing on different paper for the first page

• Changing the print quality

• Restoring the default printer-driver settings

For printing using the Print on Both Sides (manually) feature, see Printing on both sides. Setting a custom paper size

Use the Custom Paper feature to set up the printer to print to sizes other than standard ones.

Try to set this setting from one of these locations, in this order: the Page Setup dialog box in the program, the Print dialog box in the program, or the Paper tab in the printer driver.

Printing in grayscale

If you have a document that you created in color, it will automatically print in color. Or, you can set the printer to print a color document in grayscale (black and white) only.

Select the Print In Grayscale option on the Color tab of the printer driver. Changing the color settings

When you are printing in color, the printer driver automatically sets the optimal color settings for you. However, you can manually make adjustments to how the printer prints in color for text, graphics, and photographs. See Printing on special media for more information.

On the Color tab of the printer driver, click Settings. Creating and using watermarks

Use the Watermark options to specify that text be placed "underneath" (in the background of) an existing document. For example, you might want to have large gray letters reading "draft" or "confidential" placed diagonally across the first page or all pages of a document. You can change color, position, and wording of the watermark.

Gain access to the Watermark options on the Effects tab in your printer driver.

r—^ NOTE If you are using Windows 2000 or XP, you must have Administrator privileges to create watermarks. You do not need Administrator privileges to add existing watermarks to documents.

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