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HP Designjet T2500 eMultifunctional Printer Series - Working with two rolls

The uses of a multiroll printer
A multiroll printer can be useful in several different ways:
  • The printer can automatically switch between different paper types according to your needs.
  • The printer can automatically switch between different paper widths according to your needs. This enables you to save paper by printing smaller images on narrower paper.
  • If you load two identical rolls into the printer, you can leave it printing unattended for a long time, because it can switch from one roll to the other automatically when the first is exhausted. See Unattended printing/overnight printingUnattended printing/overnight printing.
When working with multiple rolls, bear in mind that a protected roll is protected from use unless the roll number or its paper type are specifically requested. See Roll protectionRoll protection.
The current status of both rolls is shown on the front panel if you press , then if it is not already highlighted.
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When you print from a USB flash drive, multiroll printing is considerably simplified: either you specify manually which roll you want to use, or you can select Save paper, in which case the printer chooses the narrowest roll on which the print will fit. You cannot specify the paper type.
How the printer allocates jobs to paper rolls
When you submit a print job from the Embedded Web Server or the printer driver, you can specify (using the Paper type or Type is option) that you want it to be printed on a particular paper type; you can even specify (using the Paper source, Source is or Paper Feed option) that you want it to be printed on a particular roll (1 or 2). The printer will try to satisfy these requirements, and it will also look for a paper roll large enough to print the image without clipping.
  • If both rolls are suitable for the job, the roll will be chosen according to the roll switching policy. See Roll switching optionsRoll switching options.
  • If just one of the rolls is suitable for the job, it will be printed on that roll.
  • If neither roll is suitable for the job, it will be held in the job queue with the status “On hold for paper”, or printed on an unsuitable roll, depending on the paper mismatch action. See Paper mismatch actionPaper mismatch action.
The printer driver for Windows will tell you which paper types and widths are currently loaded in the printer, and on which rolls.
Here are some settings that may be used in typical situations.
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The Type is and Source is settings are in the printer driver and the Embedded Web Server; the Roll switching policy is set in the front panel.
  • With different paper types loaded:
    • Type is: Select the paper type you require
    • Source is: Automatically select / Predetermined
    • Roll switching policy: doesn't matter
  • With different paper widths loaded:
    • Type is: Use printer settings
    • Source is: Automatically select / Predetermined
    • Roll switching policy: Minimize paper waste
      note:
    You can also save paper in some cases by rotating or nesting your images. See Use paper economicallyUse paper economically.
  • With identical rolls loaded:
    • Type is: Use printer settings
    • Source is: Automatically select / Predetermined
    • Roll switching policy: Minimize roll changes

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