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HP Enterprise MFP - Energy-conservation settings

Introduction
The printer includes several features to help reduce energy consumption.
Print with EconoMode (mono models only)
This printer has an EconoMode option for printing drafts of documents. Using EconoMode can use less toner. However, using EconoMode can also reduce print quality.
HP does not recommend the full-time use of EconoMode. If EconoMode is used full-time, the toner supply might outlast the mechanical parts in the toner cartridge. If print quality begins to degrade and is no longer acceptable, consider replacing the toner cartridge.
  note:
If this option is not available in your print driver, you can set it using the printer control panel.
Configure EconoMode from the print driver
  1. From the software program, select the Print option.
  2. Select the printer, and then click the Properties or Preferences button.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. Click the EconoMode check box to enable the feature, and then click OK.
Configure EconoMode from the printer control panel (FutureSmart 3)
  1. Press the Home button on the printer control panel.
  2. Open the following menus:
    • Administration
    • General Settings
    • Print Quality
  3. Select EconoMode.
  4. Select On or Off to enable or disable the feature, and then touch Save or press the OK button.
Configure EconoMode from the printer control panel (FutureSmart 4)
  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, open the Settings menu.
  2. Open the following menus:
    • Copy/Print or Print
    • Default Print Options
    • Economode
  3. Select On or Off to enable or disable the feature.
Set the idle settings (FutureSmart 4 only)
By default the printer stays warm between jobs to optimize speed and print the first page of jobs faster. To conserve energy, set the printer to cool between jobs.
  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, open the Settings menu.
  2. Open the following menus:
    • General
    • Energy Settings
    • Idle Settings
  3. Adjust the slider to the right to save energy. Touch Done to save the setting.
Set the sleep timer and configure the printer to use 1 watt or less of power
The printer has several options for the energy-saving sleep timer feature. The time delay to enter the Sleep/Auto Off state is adjustable, and the power usage during the Sleep/Auto Off state varies according to selection for the Wake/Auto On option.
  note:
The steps vary according to the type of control panel.
1
FutureSmart 3
2
FutureSmart 4
FutureSmart 3
  1. Press the Home button on the printer control panel.
  2. Open the following menus:
    • Administration
    • General Settings
    • Energy Settings
    • Sleep Timer Settings
  3. 4-line control panels only: Select Sleep/Auto Off Timer, and then select Enabled. Press the OK button.
  4. Select Sleep /Auto Off After.
  5. Use the keypad to enter the appropriate time period, and then touch the Save button, or press the OK button.
  6. Select one of the Wake/Auto On to These Events options:
    • All events: The printer wakes when it receives any print job (through the USB port, network port, or wireless connection), or when someone presses a button on the control panel, or opens any door or tray.
    • Network port: The printer wakes when it receives a print job sent through the network port, or when someone presses a button on the control panel, or opens any door or tray. With this setting, the printer uses 1 watt or less of power while in the Sleep/Auto Off state.
    • Power button only: The printer wakes only when someone presses the power button. With this setting, the printer uses 1 watt or less of power while in the Sleep/Auto Off state.
FutureSmart 4
  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, open the Settings menu.
  2. Open the following menus:
    • General Settings
    • Energy Settings
    • Sleep Settings
  3. Select Sleep after inactivity to specify the number of minutes the printer is inactive before it enters sleep mode. Enter the appropriate time period.
      note:
    The sleep-mode default time is 0 minutes. Zero (0) indicates that the printer will go to sleep in less than 1 minute.
  4. Select Auto Off after sleep to put the printer into a deeper power save mode after a period of sleep. Enter the appropriate time period.
      note:
    By default, the printer will wake from Auto Off in response to any activity other than USB or Wi-Fi, but can be set to wake only to the power button.
  5. Select Done to save the settings.
Configure the date and time settings
Use the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) to set the printer date and time settings to match those of your country/region.
  note:
The steps vary according to the type of control panel.
1
FutureSmart 3
2
FutureSmart 4
  1. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS):
    FutureSmart 3
    • 4-line control panels: View the control-panel display to see the IP address.
    • Touchscreen control panels: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Network button to display the IP address or host name.
    FutureSmart 4
    • 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.
    Figure : Example of an IP address in a browser window
      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.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Open the Date/Time Settings menu.
  5. In the area labeled Device Time, configure the date and time.
  6. In the area labeled Date/Time Format, select the preferred date and time formats.
  7. In the area labeled Network Time Server, select whether or not the printer should automatically synchronize with a Network Time Server. By default, Automatically Synchronize with a Network Time Server is selected.
  8. Click the Apply button.
Set the sleep schedule
Use the Sleep Schedule feature to configure the printer to automatically wake or go into Sleep/Auto Off mode at specific times on specific days of the week.
  note:
Configure the date and time settings before setting the Sleep Schedule feature.
Set the sleep schedule from the printer control panel
  1. From the Home screen on the printer control panel, scroll to and touch the Administration button.
  2. Open the following menus:
    • General Settings
    • Date/Time Settings
  3. Open the Date/Time Format menu and configure the following settings:
    • Date Format
    • Time Format
  4. Touch the Save button.
  5. Open the Date/Time menu and configure the following settings:
    • Date/Time
    • Time Zone
    If you are in an area that uses daylight savings time, select the Adjust for Daylight Savings box.
  6. Touch the Save button.
  7. Touch the back-arrow button to return to the Administration screen.
  8. Open the following menus:
    • General Settings
    • Energy Settings
    • Sleep Schedule
  9. Touch the Add button, and then select the type of event to schedule: Wake or Sleep.
  10. Configure the following settings:
    • Time
    • Event Days
  11. Touch the OK button, and then touch the Save button.
Set the sleep schedule from the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS)
  note:
The steps vary according to the type of control panel.
1
FutureSmart 3
2
FutureSmart 4
  1. Open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS):
    FutureSmart 3
    • 4-line control panels: View the control-panel display to see the IP address.
    • Touchscreen control panels: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Network button to display the IP address or host name.
    FutureSmart 4
    • 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.
    Figure : Example of an IP address in a browser window
      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.
  3. Click the General tab.
  4. Open the Date/Time Settings menu.
  5. In the area labeled Device Time, configure the date and time.
  6. In the area labeled Date/Time Format, select the preferred date and time formats.
  7. In the area labeled Network Time Server, select whether or not the printer should automatically synchronize with a Network Time Server. By default, Automatically Synchronize with a Network Time Server is selected.
  8. Click the Apply button.
The power-button light can indicate the printer status. Use the following table to interpret the printer status.
Control-panel status
Power-button status
Printer status
Black or Blank
Blinking in one second intervals
The printer is in Sleep/Auto Off mode
The Wake/Auto On Event is set to All events
Black or Blank
Blinking in 0.25 second intervals
The printer is in Sleep/Auto Off mode
The Wake/Auto On Event is set to Network port
Active
Blinking
The printer is in one of the following transitional states:
  • Entering Sleep/Auto Off mode
  • Exiting Sleep/Auto Off mode
  • Entering Auto On mode
  • Entering Auto Off mode

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