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HP 2500C Professional Series Color Printer - Control Panel Menus

Paper Handling Menu
Overview
The following table lists the Menu items and possible values for the printer.
Paper Handling Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
TRAY 2
TYPE=PLAIN
PLAIN HP PHOTO TRNSPRNCY/IRON RAPID TRNSPRNCY
Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 2.
PLAIN: Plain Paper
HP PHOTO: HP Premium Photo Paper
TRNSPRNCY/IRON: HP Premium Transparency Film or HP Iron-on T-shirt Transfers
RAPID TRNSPRNCY: HP Premium Inkjet Rapid-Dry Transparencies
TRAY 3
TYPE=PLAIN
PLAIN HP INKJET/HEAVY HP PHOTO TRNSPRNCY/IRON RAPID TRNSPRNCY
Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 3.
PLAIN: Plain Paper
HP PHOTO: HP Premium Photo Paper
TRNSPRNCY/IRON: HP Premium Transparency Film or HP Iron-on T-shirt Transfers
 note:
It is not advisable to load the following combinations of paper types in Tray 2 and Tray 3 at the same time: * HP Premium Transparency Film and HP Iron-on T-shirt Transfer
Diagnostics Menu
Overview
The following table lists the Menu items and possible values for the printer.
Diagnostics Menu
Item
Explanation
ALIGN PRNT-HDS
This item aligns the printheads to ensure the printout is of the best possible print quality.
CLEAN PRNT-HD: LEVEL 1
This item cleans the printheads. Level 1 is the basic level and should be performed first.
CLEAN PRNT-HD: LEVEL 2
This item cleans the printheads. Level 2 is more thorough than Level 1, but it should be performed only when Level 1 cleaning does not solve the print quality problem.
CLEAN PRNT-HD: LEVEL 3
This item cleans the printheads. Level 3 is most thorough, but it should be performed only when Level 2 cleaning does not solve the print quality problem as it uses the most ink.
PERFORM TRAY 2 PAPER PATH TEST
This item performs a paper path test on Tray 2. When this is selected, the printer will pick paper from Tray 2 until all the paper has been ejected.
PERFORM TRAY 3 PAPER PATH TEST
This item performs a paper path test on Tray 3. When this is selected, the printer will pick paper from Tray 3 until all the paper has been ejected.
PERFORM TRAY 1 PAPER PATH TEST
This item performs a paper path test on Tray 1. When this is selected, the printer will pick paper from Tray 1 until all the paper has been ejected.
Information Menu
Overview
The following table lists the Menu items and possible values for the printer. Additional menu items can appear in the Control Panel, depending on the hardware modules installed in the printer.
Information Menu
Item
Explanation
CHECK INK LEVEL
This item displays the amount of ink remaining in each ink cartridge.
BASE FW VER
This item displays the firmware version of the printer.
* PS FW VER
This item displays the PostScript (R) firmware version of the printer.
* MIO FW VER
This item displays the MIO print server firmware version.
CHECK TOTAL RAM SIZE
This item displays the total amount of RAM installed in the printer.
SERVICE ID
This item displays the Service Identification Number of the printer. This number is needed when you call HP Customer Care for technical support.
* Items noted with an asterisk (*) indicate a selection that is dependent on the installation of the item.
Self-Test Menu
Overview
The following table lists the Menu items and possible values for the printer. Additional menu items can appear in the Control Panel, depending on the hardware modules installed in the printer.
Self-Test Menu
Item
Explanation
PRINT MENU MAP
The Menu Map shows the layout of the Control Panel menu items.
*PRINT PS FONT LIST
The PS Font List shows all the PS fonts currently available to the printer.
PRINT DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
The Diagnostic Page shows general printer information and current network parameters.
PRINT EXT DIAGNOSTIC PAGE
The Extended Diagnostic Page shows printer information that is useful for troubleshooting.
 note:
Items noted with an asterisk (*) indicate a selection that is dependent on the installation of the item.
Print Quality Menu
Overview
The following table lists the menu items and possible values for the printer.
Print Quality Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
PRINT QUALITY=NORMAL
NORMAL ECONOFAST BEST
NORMAL: Normal mode delivers high quality output and is the recommended setting for speed and quality. Normal mode is the default setting for most paper types.
ECONOFAST: Draft quality printing; EconoFast mode prints faster than Normal mode and delivers comparable output. Using EconoFast will also cut down on the frequency of replacing your ink cartridges because it uses less ink. EconoFast printing is available only when you select plain paper or transparency as the paper type.
BEST: High quality printing; Best mode produces the highest print quality for all paper types. However, Best mode prints more slowly than Normal mode for most documents and uses more ink.
* The Windows driver selection will override the values set in this menu. These settings are available to allow control of the printer in a non-Windows environment.
Printing Menu
Overview
The following table lists the menu items and possible values for the printer.
Printing Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
PAPER=LETTER
LETTER LEGAL
13 x 19
A4
A3
11 x 17
JISB4
Set the paper size.
ORIENTATION= PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT LANDSCAPE
Determine the default orientation of print on the page.
Note: It is best to set the page orientation from the printer software or software application.
APPEND CR TO LF=
NO
YES
Select YES to append a carriage return to a line feed encountered in backward-compatible PCL jobs (pure text, no job control). Some environments indicate a new line using only the line feed control code. This option allows the user to append the required carriage return to each line feed.
* The Windows driver selection will override the values set in this menu. These settings are available to allow control of the printer in a non-Windows environment.
IO Menu
Overview
The following table lists the menu items and possible values for the printer.
IO (Input/Output) Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
IN JOB TIMEOUT=15
5 to 300
Select the amount of time (in seconds) that the printer will wait within a print job before ending it. When the data from a print job fails to be sent to the printer completely, the printer will wait for the specified number of seconds. After that, it will abort the job and carry on to process the next print job. Press [Value] once to change the setting by increments of 1 or hold down [Value] to scroll.
OUT JOB TIMEOUT=15
0 to 300
Select the amount of time (in seconds) that the printer will wait for the next print job before switching to another port. This is especially useful when your printer is connected to 2 different ports, such as the parallel port and the network port. Press [Value] once to change the setting by increments of 1 or hold down [Value] to scroll.
I/O CHANNEL TIMEOUT=120
0 to 300
Select the amount of time (in seconds) that the printer will receive data from a port before switching to the next port. When the printer is connected to different ports with data being sent to it simultaneously from these ports, the printer will be able to toggle between ports so that jobs sent through all ports will be given similar priority. Press [Value] once to change the setting by increments of 1 or hold down [Value] to scroll.
Resets Menu
Overview
The following table lists the menu items and possible values for the printer. Additional menu items can appear in the Control Panel, depending on the hardware modules installed in the printer.
Resets menu
Item
Explanation
RESET TO FACTORY SETTINGS
This item performs a simple reset and restores most of the factory (default) settings. This item also clears the input buffer for the active I/O.
RESET ACTIVE I/O CHANNEL
This item performs a simple reset and clears the input and output buffers (for the active I/Os only).
RESET ALL I/O CHANNELS
This item performs a simple reset and clears the input and output buffers for all I/Os.
**RESET MIO TO FACTORY SETTINGS
This item resets the MIO print server and restores most of the factory (default) settings.
*Items noted with a double asterisk (**) indicate a selection that is dependent on the installation of the item and will be present only if the base firmware is 7.0.0 or greater.
Configuration Menu
Overview
The following table lists the Menu items and possible values for the printer. Additional menu items can appear in the Control Panel, depending on the hardware modules installed in the printer.
Configuration Menu
Item
Values
Explanation
PERSONALITY= AUTO
AUTO PCL PS
Select the default printer language (personality).
Possible values are determined by which valid languages are installed in the printer. For example, if you have the PS module installed, you will be able to select between AUTO, PCL or PS.
Normally you should not change the printer language (the default is AUTO). If you change it to a specific printer language, the printer will not automatically switch from one language to another unless specific software commands are sent to the printer.
PostScript (R) Menu
Overview
The following table lists the menu items and possible values for the printer. Additional menu items can appear in the Control Panel, depending on the hardware modules installed in the printer.
PostScript menu
Item
Values
Explanation
PRINT PS ERRORS= OFF (for PostScript)
PRINT PCL ERRORS= OFF (for PCL5)
OFF ON
OFF ON
Select ON to print the PS error page when PS errors occur.
Select ON to print the PCL error page when PCL errors occur.
JAM RECOVERY= AUTO
AUTO
ON OFF
Determines how the printer behaves when a paper jam occurs.
AUTO: The printer automatically selects the best mode for paper jam recovery (usually ON). This is the default setting.
ON: The printer automatically reprints pages after a paper jam is cleared.
OFF: The printer does not reprint pages following a paper jam. Printing performance might be increased with this setting.
COPIES=1
1 to 99
Set the default number of copies by selecting any number from 1 to 99. Press [Value] once to change the setting by increments of 1 or hold down [Value] to scroll.
RESOURCE SAVE=OFF (for PCL5 only)
OFF ON
PCL5C downloaded objects are lost when the interpreter is ended.
PCL5C downloaded objects are saved between active sessions of the interpreter. When the interpreter is restarted the previous state of the interpreter is restored.
 note:
Items noted with a double asterisk (**) indicate a selection that is dependent on the installation of the item and will be present only if the base firmware is 7.0.0 or greater.
MIO Menu
The MIO print server that is installed controls this menu and it varies accordingly. Please refer to the documentation that comes with the print server for more information.

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