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HP LaserJet M507, M528, E50145, E52645 - Set up the HP High Speed feature

Introduction

Learn how to set up the HP High Speed feature on the printer control panel and in the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) to increase the print speed.
The HP High Speed setting is an option available on an HP LaserJet Enterprise printer running FutureSmart Bundle firmware version 4.10 or newer. When this option is selected for printing on a Letter or A4-size paper, the printer prints seven pages per minute (ppm) faster than the default print speed.
Comparison of Normal (default) and HP High Speed print speed
Paper size
Default print speed: Simplex job on tray 2 or optional 500-sheet input trays
HP High Speed print speed: Simplex job on tray 2 or optional 500-sheet input trays
A4
43 ppm
50 ppm
Letter
45 ppm
52 ppm

Conditions for HP High Speed mode

Use the following table to view the required conditions for the HP High Speed feature.
Factors for print speed
Supported conditions for HP High Speed mode
Paper size
Letter or A4-size paper
Paper type
Plain mode
Print job
Simplex (single-sided) print job
Trays
Tray 2 and optional 500-sheet input trays
Temperature
Not below 15 degrees Celsius (15°C)
note:
The HP High Speed print speed will reduce for duplex jobs and when printing in tray 1. This feature does not support paper that is longer than A4-size or light, heavy, or narrow paper.
It is recommended that the humidity in the room is within the recommended specifications for the printer and is not below 15°C.

Set up the HP High Speed feature

To set up the HP High Speed feature on the printer control panel or EWS, follow these steps:

Step one: Update the printer firmware

To update the printer firmware, follow these steps:
  1. Go to www.hp.com/go/FutureSmart and select Upgrade now.
  2. Find the printer in the list and select the link in Link to Firmware download.
    note:
    You can also download the printer firmware from HP Support.
  3. Expand the Firmware section, locate the latest FutureSmart Bundle version, and then select Download.
    For detailed instructions on how to perform a firmware update, go to Update the firmware.

Step two: Enable the HP High Speed print speed

Use one of the following methods to enable the HP High Speed print speed option.
note:
Make sure to meet the required conditions to use the HP High Speed print speed option.

Method one: Enable HP High Speed print speed on the control panel

To select the HP High Speed option on the control panel, follow these steps:
  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, select the Settings icon.
  2. Open the following menus:
    1. Copy/Print or Print
    2. Default Print Options
    3. Print Quality
  3. Select the HP High Speed option.
  4. Select the On button to enable this feature.

Method two: Enable HP High Speed print speed in the Embedded Web Server (EWS)

To select the HP High Speed option in the EWS, follow these steps:
  1. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS).
    1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Information icon , and then touch the Network icon to display the IP address or host name.
    2. Open a web browser, and in the address line, type the IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printer control panel. Press the Enter key on the computer keyboard. The EWS opens.
      note:
      If the web browser displays a message indicating that accessing the website might not be safe, select the option to continue to the website. Accessing this website will not harm the computer.
  2. Open the Print tab.
  3. From the left navigation pane, select Default print Options.
  4. In the Quality Level section, select the HP High Speed option from the drop-down list.
    note:
    The default option selected for the print speed in the Quality and Speed section is the Normal option.
    Figure : Quality and Speed options
    Quality and Speed options
  5. Click the Apply button to save the changes.

Applicable printers

This document applies to the following printer series:
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise M507
  • HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M528
  • HP LaserJet Managed E50145
  • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E52645

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