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HP Designjet T7100 and T7100 Monochrome Printer Series - The printer's main components

The following views illustrate the main components of the HP Designjet T7100 printer.
  warning:
Do not try to disassemble, repair or manipulate the roll door or the rear door. Your fingers or hand may become trapped.

Front view

  1. Ink cartridge
  2. Platen
  3. Printhead
  4. Printhead carriage
  5. Front panel
  6. Maintenance cartridge
  7. Right hub
  8. Roll support
  9. HP Smart Roll-Loading System
  10. Paper feed brake
  11. Bin/Basket
  12. Roll door
  13. Left hub

Rear view

  1. Rear door handle
  2. Power switch and socket
  3. Sockets for communication cables and optional accessories

The bin/basket

The bin/basket is provided to store finished prints. It can be used in several different ways.
  • To stack A0 or E paper sizes only, supported by wire loops. For this purpose, the top handles should be up and the bottom handles should be down.
  • To stack A1 or D paper sizes only, supported by wire loops. For this purpose, the top handles should be down; the bottom handles are irrelevant.
  • To hold mixed paper sizes in the basket at the bottom. For this purpose, the top and bottom handles should be up.
Before stacking A0/E or A1/D paper sizes, ensure that the bin/basket is correctly positioned below the paper output: push it up against the printer until it comes to a definite stop.
The bin/basket has wheels and can easily be moved around when detached from the printer.
The front pockets may be used to store core adaptors and printer documentation.

The front panel

Your printer's front panel is located on the front of the printer, on the right-hand side. It has the following important functions:
  • It is used to perform certain operations, such as loading and unloading paper
  • It displays up-to-date information about the status of the printer, the ink cartridges, the printheads, the maintenance cartridge, the paper, the print jobs, and other parts and processes
  • It gives guidance on using the printer
  • It displays warning and error messages, when appropriate, with audible alerts to call attention
  • It can be used to change the values of printer settings and the operation of the printer
    note:
    Settings in the Embedded Web Server or in the printer driver override front panel settings.
Figure : The front panel
The front panel has the following components, starting with the four direct-access keys:
  1. Paper loading key starts the paper loading process.
  2. View information key. By pressing this key repeatedly, you can see information about the loaded papers, the ink levels, the printer's connection to the computer and the printhead status.
  3. Pause printing key pauses printing after finishing the current page. Press the key again to restart printing. This can be useful, for instance, when you want to change or load a roll of a different paper type.
  4. Form feed and cut key.
  5. Front-panel display displays errors, warnings and information on using your printer.
  6. Back key: To go to the previous step in a procedure or interaction. To go to the upper level, or leave the option in the menu, or when given an option.
  7. Menu key: Press to return to the main menu of the front-panel display. If you are already on the main menu it will display the status screen.
  8. Down key: To go down in a menu or option, or to decrease a value, for example when configuring the front-panel display contrast or the IP address.
  9. Power key: To turn the printer off or on, it also has a light to indicate the printer's status. If the power key light is off the printer is off. If the power key light is blinking green, the printer is starting up. If the power key light is green on, the printer is on. If the power key light is amber on, the printer is in standby. If the power key light is blinking amber, the printer needs attention.
  10. Cancel key: To abort a procedure or interaction.
  11. Up key: To go up in a menu or option, or to increase a value, for example when configuring the front-panel display contrast or the IP address.
  12. OK key: To confirm an action while in a procedure or interaction. To enter in a submenu in the menu. To select a value when given an option. If the status screen is displayed, this key takes you to the main menu.
  13. Status light: Indicates the printer's status. If the Status light is solid green, the printer is ready. If it is flashing green, the printer is busy. If it is solid amber, there is a system error. If it is flashing amber, the printer needs attention.
To highlight an item in the front-panel display, press the Up or Down key until the item is highlighted.
To select an item in the front-panel display, first highlight it and then press the OK key.
When this guide shows a series of front-panel display items like this: Item1 > Item2 > Item3, it means that you should select Item1, then select Item2, then select Item3.
Information about specific uses of the front panel can be found throughout this guide.

Printer software

The following software is provided with your printer:
  • HP-GL/2 printer driver for Windows operating systems
  • PostScript printer driver for Windows, Linux and Mac OS operating systems (with the PostScript upgrade)
  • HP Utility
  • The Embedded Web Server, which runs in the printer and enables you to use a Web browser on any computer to check the ink levels and the printer status.
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