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HP Designjet ColorPro Printers - Set Up the Printer

Unpack the printer
  1. Check that the following items are included with the printer:
    • Power Cord
    • Four HP Number 10 Ink Cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow)
    • Four HP Number 10 Printheads (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow)
    • Extended Tray Cover
    • Setup Poster
    • Getting Started Guide
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Connectivity Software
  2. Prepare the printer's location. The location requirements for the printer are listed below:
    • A sturdy, level surface for placement
    • Space allowance around the printer
    • A well-ventilated room
    • No exposure to direct sunlight or chemicals, including ammonia based cleaning solutions
    • Adequate power supply
    • A stable environment (no abrupt temperature or humidity changes)
    • Relative humidity 20% to 80%
    • Room temperature 15 to 35 degrees Celsius (59 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit)
Remove all tape from the printer
Remove the four pieces of tape securing the printer. Open the top cover and remove the fifth piece of tape from inside of the printer.
  note:
Lift the top cover by grasping the notch on the left side of the printer.
Connect cables
  1. Plug the power connector firmly into the printer’s power socket.
  2. Plug the power plug into an electrical outlet.
  3. Ensure that the computer and the printer are turned off.
  4. Connect the printer end of the parallel cable firmly to the parallel port on the printer.
  5. Snap both clips onto the notches on the connector.
Install ink cartridges
  1. Press the power button to turn on the printer.
  2. Lift up the ink cartridge door.
    Figure : Lift up the ink cartridge door
  3. Remove all four ink cartridges from their packaging, and insert each ink cartridge into its own color-coded slot. Push the ink cartridges down firmly.
    Figure : Insert each ink cartridge into its own slot
Install printheads
  1. Make sure that the Ink Cartridge Door is open. Grasp the side of the Printhead Access Cover and lift up firmly to snap the cover open and completely remove it from the printer. You may have to use some force to open the cover.
    Figure : Lift the PrintHead Access Cover from the printer
      note:
    If the cradle cannot be found under the cover, the tape securing the cradle has not been removed. Open the top cover and remove the tape securing the cradle. Turn off the printer, and then turn on the printer again.
  2. Ensure the printer is turned on. Open the purple printhead latch by lifting the latch from the rear. Pull the latch forward and down to release the latch hook from the purple carriage lock. Then, lift and push the latch toward the back of the printer.
    Figure : Release the latch hook from the purple carriage lock
  3. Remove each printhead from its package. Remove the protective tape from each printhead. Insert each printhead into its own color-coded socket. Push the printheads down firmly.
  4. Close the printhead latch. Ensure the hook on the printhead latch catches the carriage lock.
    Figure : The hook on the printhead latch catches the carriage lock
      note:
    You may have to use some force to close the printhead latch.
  5. Ensure that the Ink Cartridge Door is lifted. Align the tabs of the cover with the tabs on the printer.
  6. Lower the cover until it snaps shut.
  7. Close the Ink Cartridge Door.
Insert paper in Tray 2
  note:
Tray 2 is a fixed tray. Tray 1 has to be removed before Tray 2 can be accessed.
  1. Remove Tray 1 and set it aside.
    Figure : Remove Tray 1
  2. If you are loading A3-size or Tabloid-size paper, unlock the tray lock, extend the tray, and then re-lock the tray.
    Figure : Unlock the tray lock, and then extend the tray
  3. Unpack the paper length and width guides.
  4. Insert the paper length guide into the slot of the paper size you wish to load.
  5. Insert the paper width guide into the slot of the paper size you wish to load.
  6. Insert paper, print side down, into the printer.
  7. Tap the left side of the stack of paper to ensure that it is flush to the right side of the tray.
  8. Replace Tray 1. If Tray 2 is extended, place the Extended Tray Cover over the tray.
  9. On the Control Panel, press MENU until "PAPER HANDLING MENU" appears.
  10. Press ITEM to select "TRAY 2 TYPE=".
  11. Press VALUE to select the paper type you have loaded into the tray, and then press SELECT.
Insert paper in Tray 3
  1. Grasp the sides of Tray 3 and pull the tray out of the printer.
    Figure : Remove Tray 3
  2. If you are loading A3-size or Tabloid-size paper, unlock the tray lock, extend the tray, and then re-lock the tray.
  3. Unpack the paper length and width guides.
  4. Insert the paper-length guide into the slot of the paper size you wish to load.
  5. Insert the paper-width guide into the slot of the paper size you wish to load.
  6. Load paper by aligning the paper edge to the paper-length guide first. Tap the other end of the paper to ensure that the paper is properly loaded.
  7. Re-insert Tray 3 back into the printer.
  8. On the control panel, press the MENU button until "PAPER HANDLING MENU" appears.
  9. Press ITEM to select "TRAY 3 TYPE =".
  10. Press VALUE to select the media type you have loaded into the tray, and then press SELECT.
Install the printer software
Before you can use the printer, you must install the printer software. Follow the installation instructions supplied with the printer software.
GA model
For the HP DesignJet ColorPro GA printer, software supplied includes:
  • Adobe (R) PressReady driver for PostScript (R)
  • HP ColorSync color profiles (for you to install if your operating system does not contain HP ColorSync)
CAD model
For the HP DesignJet ColorPro CAD printer, software supplied includes:
  • ADI driver for AutoCAD
  • HP-GL/2 driver for Windows applications
Change the language displayed on the control panel
You can change the printer’s control panel display to the following languages:
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Norwegian
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese
  • Finnish
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Polish
  • Czech
  • Russian
To change the printer's control panel display language:
  1. Turn off your printer.
  2. Press and hold MENU and power on your printer.
  3. Wait until the display shows “LANG=X” (where “X” is the current language setting and is in that language).
  4. Release the MENU button.
  5. Press VALUE to scroll through the language list.
  6. Press SELECT to choose and confirm your language selection.

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