Customizing color output through printer drivers

The printer driver, which is installed with your printer software, enables your software applications to use the features of the printer. It also gives you customized control of color text, graphics, and photos. The method of using your printer driver depends on your computer's operating system. For specific instructions about using printer drivers, see the printer driver's Readme file, which is included on the printing system CD-ROM. The following color control features are available only...

Operation

Paper is fed into the duplexing unit by the duplex feed rollers, which are rotated by the duplex feed motor (M3101). The paper is reversed by the reversing roller, which is rotated by the reversing motor (M3102). The paper is then fed into the printer by the duplexing unit feed roller after the side registration roller is adjusted by the side registration guide (see Figure 5-32). Figure 5-32 Reversing and duplex pick-up operation Figure 5-32 Reversing and duplex pick-up operation Table 5-7...

Figure 82 Assembly location diagram 2 of

1 Cartridge carousel and housing assembly 3 Toner cartridge carousel assembly Parts for 4500 series s n xxG and below Parts for 4500 series s n xxH and above CAUTION Two versions of the HP Color LaserJet 4500 series printers are available. Before ordering parts, you will need to identify which printer version you are servicing. For more information, see page 329. The 4550 series has some different service parts from the 4500 series. Figure 8-4 External covers, panels, etc. Figure 8-4 External...

Faded print faded areas or faded vertical streaks

The message appears on the printer control panel. Print out a configuration page to verify the remaining life of the transfer belt. Replace the transfer belt if necessary. The moisture content of your media might be uneven or too low. Use media from a different source or from a new ream of paper. If some areas of the paper reject toner, try using paper from a different source or from a new ream of paper. The media might be too rough and exceed media specifications. See Supported media...

Pickup and feed system

Three switches (SW3001, SW3002, and SW3003) on the paper feeder PCB detect the paper size and presence of a cassette. The DC controller activates the pick-up motor (M2) and turns on the paper feeder pick-up solenoid (SL3001) after the pick-up motor starts. The paper feeder pick-up roller is activated by the pick-up motor and picks up the paper. Once the separation roller separates the paper from any extra sheets of paper, paper is fed into the printer by the paper feeder feed roller and printer...

Jam locations by error message

1050a Loose Paper Feed

Use Figure 7-5 and Table 7-4 to troubleshoot jams by the error message received. For instructions on clearing jams, see the sections later in this chapter. Figure 7-5 Jam locations by error message See the next page for the Color LaserJet 4550 associated error messages. Table 7-4 HP Color LaserJet 4500 jam locations and associated error messages Table 7-4 HP Color LaserJet 4500 jam locations and associated error messages 13.11 Paper in the paper path is too long. Check the Tray 1 area. Check...

Alphabetical printer error messages

Table 7-2 Alphabetical printer error messages Appears for approximately 5 seconds when a user has attempted to select a menu value while the printer control panel locking is enabled. See the system administrator for access to the printer control panel. The duplex unit is not correctly installed. 1. Verify that the power cord is connected to the duplex printing accessory and the short power cord from the duplex printing accessory is connected to the printer. 2. Turn printer off and then on. 3....

Numerical printer error messages

Table 7-3 Numerical printer error messages 2. Check the sensor, replace it if it's defective. Refer to the jam troubleshooting section for the complete details about locating jams (see page 237). 1. Note the location of the leading edge of the first jammed piece of media. 3. Note the location of the media. Jam in duplex paper feed area or ITB Jam in duplex paper feed area or ITB Jam in paper feed area or ITB drawer Paper in the paper path is too short Paper did not clear input sensor in time 1....

To initialize NVRAM

1 Turn on the printer while holding down both the Cancel Job and Select keys until all the LED lights are on, then release the keys. After replacing the firmware or the formatter board, the following settings are changed or lost. If you do not wish to accept the new values, use Service Mode to enter the previous settings that you wrote down before initializing. Total page count and total color page count (the counter is reset to 0) Transfer kit percentage of life remaining (gauge is reset to...

Alphabetical parts list

CAUTION Two versions of the HP Color LaserJet 4500 series printers are available. Before ordering parts, you will need to identify which printer version you are servicing. For more information, see page 329. The 4550 series has some different service parts from the 4500 series. Parts for 4500 series xxG and below Parts for 4500 series xxH and above Parts for HP Color LaserJet 4550 printer Parts for 4500 series xxG and below Parts for 4500 series xxH and above Parts for HP Color LaserJet 4550...

List of Figures

Figure 1-1 HP Color LaserJet 4500 family Figure 1-2 HP Color LaserJet 4550 series Figure 1-3 Model and Serial number information Figure 1-4 Sample label Figure 1-5 Space Figure 1-6 Front view, HP Color LaserJet 4500 and HP Color LaserJet 4550 (shown with 500-sheet paper feeder and duplex Figure 1-7 Rear view, HP Color LaserJet 4500 (shown with 500-sheet paper feeder and duplex unit) 26 Figure 1-8 Rear view, HP Color LaserJet 4550 (shown with 500-sheet paper feeder and duplex unit) 27 Figure 3-1...

Automatic Pantone calibration

Automatic PANTONE calibration generates high-quality PANTONE colors from the PANTONE color name automatically, providing the best possible color calibration in the HP Color LaserJet 4550 printers. An example of a PANTONE name is PANTONE 286CVC. When printing PANTONE colors, Automatic PANTONE calibration is the default setting for HP Color LaserJet 4550 printers. This feature automatically converts PANTONE colors to optimal color values for the HP Color LaserJet 4550 using the PANTONE color name...