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HP Business Inkjet 3000 Series Printer - PostScript(R) Printing

Introduction
This document explains how to install the PostScript® (PS) printer driver and also describes printer features and issues such as paper type, print quality, print color as gray, pages per sheet, watermarks, and job storage.
 note:
This document provides information for Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0. For all other Windows operating systems, see the online Help for that operating system.
The following table lists supported operating systems and their version numbers.
Operating system
Version number
Windows 98, Millennium Edition (Me)
Microsoft® PS Driver Version 4.01 and HP Business Inkjet 3000 PPD (PostScript Printer Description)
Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft PS Driver Version 4.50 and HP Business Inkjet 3000 PPD
Microsoft® Windows 2000, XP
HP Business Inkjet 3000 PPD
Installation notes
When operating in a Windows environment, the setup software detects the version of the operating system that is running. The software is installed in the language based on the regional settings configured in the Windows Control Panel. This means that the English version of Windows can be running with the language preference set to Spanish, and the installation utility installs the Spanish version of the printing software.
Installing the printer driver only
If only a printer driver and its associated files were obtained (for example, through the HP Web site), install them using the following steps:
  1. Close all programs, terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) programs, and virus checkers.
  2. For Windows 98, NT 4.0, and 2000, on the Start menu, click Settings, then Printers, and then double-click Add Printer.
  3. For Windows XP, on the Start menu, click Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, View Installed Printers and Fax Printers, and Add Printer.
  4. When prompted to select a printer, click Have Disk. Use Browse to enter the path where the printer driver files are located.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Specific printer features/issues
The printer driver provides default properties for most programs. Change these properties only if installing a new printer option, such as Tray 3, or more memory; or if changing a specific feature.
The following table lists printer options available for each Windows operating system.
Printer option
Windows 98 and Me
Windows NT, 2000, XP
Tray 1
X
X
Tray 2
X
X
Tray 3
X
X
Auto-duplex unit
X
X
Memory configuration
X
X
Optional hard disk
X
To complete the request for property changes, click either Apply or OK. Apply activates the changes without closing the Properties dialog box. OK activates the changes and closes the Properties dialog box.
The following table shows which features are available for each Windows operating system:
Printer feature
Windows 98 and Me
Windows NT, 2000, XP
Paper Type
X
X
Print Quality
X
X
Print in Grayscale
X
X
Layout (n-up printing)
X
X
Watermark
X
X
Job Storage
X
Paper Type (Windows 98) or Media Type (Windows NT 4.0) or Type Is (Windows XP, 2000)
The following table gives the location of the Paper Type, Media Type, or Type Is feature in the printer driver for each Windows operating system.
Operating system
Location in printer driver
Windows 98, Millennium Edition
Paper tab, More Options
Windows NT 4.0
Advanced tab, Printer Features
Windows XP, 2000
Paper/Quality tab, Type Is
The options are HP Plain Paper; HP Premium Inkjet Paper; HP Premium Inkjet Heavyweight Paper; HP Photo Quality Paper, Semi Gloss; HP Photo Quality Paper, Matte; HP Everyday Photo Paper, Semi Gloss; HP Everyday Photo Paper, Matte; HP Premium Transparency; HP Premium Plus Transparency; HP Photo Paper, Glossy; HP Premium Photo Paper, Glossy; HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, Glossy; HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, Matte; HP Colorfast Photo Paper, Glossy; HP Brochure & Flyer, Gloss; HP Brochure & Flyer, and Matte.
The Paper Type feature specifies the type of paper on which to print, such as plain paper or transparencies. Do not click HP Premium Transparencies when printing on regular paper.
 note:
HP does not recommend using stiff media, such as card stock.
Print Quality
The options are Best, Normal, and Fast.
Best prints the best quality possible. Normal is the recommended mode for everyday printing. Fast uses less ink, but the quality is not as high as normal.
The following table gives the location of the Print Quality feature in the printer driver for each Windows operating system:
Operating system
Location in printer driver
Windows 98, Millennium Edition
Paper tab, More Options
Windows NT 4.0
Advanced tab, Printer Features
Windows XP, 2000
Paper Quality tab, Print Quality
Print in Grayscale
The following table gives the location of the Print in Grayscale feature in the printer driver for each Windows operating system:
Operating system
Location in printer driver
Windows 98, Millennium Edition
Device Options tab, Printer Features
Windows NT 4.0
Advanced tab, Printer Features
Windows XP, 2000
Color tab, Print in Grayscale
The options are On and Off.
To activate grayscale printing, select Printing Preferences, select the Color tab and then select Print In Grayscale. This overrides the color settings and prints the documents in black and white (monochrome, grayscale). Grayscale means shades of gray, starting with white and ending with black. When a color document is printed in grayscale, colors are converted to their grayscale equivalents, which means that different colors are represented as different shades of gray.
This printer can produce up to 256 shades of gray. Color images that are printed as monochrome print faster and are easier to reproduce on monochrome devices such as copiers and fax machines. When Print in Grayscale is On, all documents print as grayscale until the setting is changed to Off.
Pages per Sheet
The following table gives the location of the Pages per Sheet feature in the printer driver for each Windows operating system:
Operating system
Location in printer driver
Windows 98, Millennium Edition
Paper tab, Layout
Windows NT 4.0
Advanced tab, Printer Features
Windows XP, 2000
Finishing tab, Pages per sheet
The options are 1, 2, and 4 pages per sheet. Windows NT 4.0 also offers 6, 9, and 16 pages per sheet, with all Windows NT 4.0 settings in both portrait and landscape and rotated landscape orientation.
The Pages per Sheet option, sometimes called layout or n-up, specifies the number of pages to print on a single sheet of paper. The multiple pages appear decreased in size and arranged based on the number of pages printed on the sheet. The Pages per Sheet option does not work effectively with all page setup options. Some programs request a different resolution, page size, paper source, or orientations for different pages of a document. Combining page setup options while using the Pages per Sheet option might produce unexpected print results.
Watermark Printing
The following table gives the location of the Watermark Printing feature in the printer driver for each Windows operating system:
Operating system
Location in printer driver
Windows 98, Millennium Edition
Device Options tab
Windows NT 4.0
Advanced tab, Printer Features
Windows XP, 2000
Effects tab, Watermarks
The Watermark option specifies that text be placed underneath (in the background) of an existing document. For example, large gray letters reading Draft or Confidential can be placed diagonally across the first page or all pages of a document. Specify the font, size, angle, and style of the watermark.
Watermark/Overlay
The options are None, Watermark, and Overlay.
This selection specifies whether a watermark is printed. Overlay prints the watermark on top of any text or graphics, so that what appears beneath is not visible.
Watermark Page
The options are All Pages and First Page Only.
The First Page Only option prints only on the first page of the current document.
Watermark
Options:
Draft, Company Confidential, Company Proprietary, Company Private, Confidential, Copy, Copyright, File Copy, Final, For Internal Use Only, Preliminary, Proof, Review Copy, Sample, Top Secret, Urgent, Custom.
The options listed are the available words that can be printed as a watermark. Custom specifies any words. To turn watermark printing off, click None. If watermark printing is turned off, then the following watermark features are ignored.
Watermark Font
The options are Courier Bold, Times Bold, and Helvetica Bold.
If printing a watermark, select one of the three font types.
Watermark Size
The options are 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84, and 90.
All option values are in points. The watermark size represents the point size of the watermark word printed.
Watermark Angle
The options are 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 15, 0, -15, -30, -45, -60, -75, and -90.
All option values are in degrees. The watermark can be positioned on the page at an angle in 15-degree increments. With zero (0) as normal readable text, the positive angles rotate the text counterclockwise up to 90 degrees (vertical). The negative angles rotate the text clockwise up to 90 degrees (vertical).
Watermark Style
The options are Narrow Outline, Medium Outline, Wide Outline, Wide Halo, and Outline.
The style of the watermark defines the line thickness of the watermark word.
Watermark Color
The options are Gray, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet.
This sets the color of the watermark.
Watermark Intensity
The options are Darkest, Darker, Dark, Medium Dark, Medium, Medium Light, Light, Lighter, and Lightest.
This sets the intensity of the watermark.
Job storage
The following table gives the location of the Job Storage feature in the printer driver for each Windows operating system.
Operating system
Location in printer driver
Windows NT 4.0
Advanced tab, Printer Features
Windows 2000, XP
Destination
The options are Off, Proof and Hold, Private Job, Quick Copy, and Stored Job.
This stores the print job on the printer optional hard disk so the print job can be accessed later from the control panel. The default setting is Off. To enable any setting other than Off, install an optional enhanced input/output (EIO) hard disk, and then change the setting from Off to another option.
 note:
In the printer driver, assign a user name to a print job, and enable a print job to require a personal identification number (PIN) before the job can be printed. This feature is not supported for the Korean language. The printer LCD control panel cannot display any Korean characters entered for the user name.

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