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HP Color LaserJet CP6015 Series Printer - Maintaining Gloss on Different Types of Paper

Overview
Heat from the fuser of laser printers can reduce or diminish glossy finishes on various media types. Fusers tend to get hotter during the course of a job, resulting in less and less gloss levels the longer a job goes on. The new CP6015 has several settings available to help maintain gloss levels of glossy media during print jobs. The settings have different functionalities for different use modes and affect the outcome in different ways.
Settings available from device Control Panel
Name: Gloss Mode
Values: Normal (default setting), High
Path:Menu, Configure Device, Print Quality, Optimize, Gloss Mode
Description: This setting is available for when glossy finishes diminish after the first page of a continuous job. Setting the value to High affects all print jobs of any media type. This mode slows print throughput and first page out (FPO).
Or
Name: Best Gloss Mode
Values: Off (default setting), On
Path:Menu, Configure Device, Print Quality, Adjust Paper Types, Paper type you wish to change setting for, Gloss Level
Description: This affects only print jobs that use the media types that have the setting enabled. For example, setting Heavy Gloss 111-130g/m² to “On” does not affect Extra Heavy Gloss 131-175g/m², or any other media type. Print throughput is decreased by as much as one-third and increases consumable wear, however, glossy finish is maintained throughout the job.
Settings available from device printer driver
Name: Gloss Level
Values: Default (default setting), Best, Standard
Path: Select File, Print from the software program containing the file to be printed on glossy media (such as Microsoft Word). Select the HP Color LaserJet CP6015 Series Printer and then select Properties (or Printing Preferences). Select the Paper/Quality tab. Gloss Level is a drop down option under Print Quality.
Description: This setting allows users to specify gloss levels on a case-by-case basis. This setting does not affect all jobs sent to the device; rather, it affects only the current job. The Default option uses whatever gloss settings the device is configured with. Best will override the device settings, forcing Best Gloss mode to “On.” In Best mode, print throughput is slowed, and consumable wear is increased. Standard will override the device settings, forcing Best Gloss mode to “Off.”
Description: This affects only print jobs that use the media types that have the setting enabled. For example, setting Heavy Gloss 111-130g/m² to “On” does not affect Extra Heavy Gloss 131-175g/m², or any other media type. Print throughput is decreased by as much as one-third and increases consumable wear, however, glossy finish is maintained throughout the job.
List of media that is supported by the above settings
Media that see the best results:
  • Mid-weight Glossy 96-110g/m²
  • Heavy Glossy 111-125g/m²
  • HP Glossy 120g/m²
  • HP Soft Gloss 120g/m²
  • Extra Heavy Glossy 126-175g/m²
  • HP Glossy 160g/m²
Media that may see improved results:
  • Mid-weight 96-110g/m²
  • HP Matte 105g/m²
  • Heavy 111-125g/m²
  • HP Matte 120g/m²
  • Extra Heavy 126-175g/m²
  • HP Matte 160g/m²
  • Cardstock 176-220g/m²
  • Cardstock Glossy 176-220g/m²
  • HP Matte 200g/m²
  • HP Matte 220g/m²
  • HP Glossy 220g/m²
Suggestions
Consider these suggestions if you are not satisfied with the gloss level output of a particular media type.
Media
Settings
Results
Mid-Weight Glossy 96-110g/m²
Heavy Glossy 111-125g/m²
HP Glossy 120g/m²
HP Soft Gloss 120g/m²
Control panel: Gloss Mode – High Best Gloss Mode – On
Driver: Gloss level - Default
The first few pages may have diminished gloss, but the ensuing pages retain exceptionally high levels of gloss throughout the entire job.
PPM decreases to 12ppm
Extra Heavy Glossy 126-175g/m²
HP Glossy 160g/m²
Control panel: Gloss Mode – High Best Gloss Mode – On
Driver: Gloss level - Default
High gloss levels are maintained very well throughout the job, though gloss levels diminish slightly after about 15 pages.
PPM decreases to 12ppm
Cardstock Glossy 176-220g/m²
HP Glossy 220g/m²
Control panel: Gloss Mode – High Best Gloss Mode – Default
Driver: Gloss level - Default
For these medias, if the job is less than 15 pages, use default settings as the gloss output is high, but declines fairly rapidly. For jobs greater than 15 pages, use these settings to retain a consistent, though slightly lower gloss level than the default settings.
PPM decreases to 10ppm
Mid-Weight 96-110g/m²
HP Matte 105g/m²
HP Matte 120g/m²
Heavy 111-125g/m²
Control panel: Gloss Mode – Default Best Gloss Mode – On
Driver: Gloss level - Default
This maintains a consistent, higher level of glossy finish than does the default settings.
PPM decreases to 14ppm
Extra Heavy 126-175g/m²
HP Matte 160g/m²
Option 1
Control panel: Gloss Mode – Default Best Gloss Mode – On
Driver: Gloss level - Default
Gloss levels will diminish over time with these settings, but not as quickly as with the default settings.
PPM decreases to 12ppm
Option 2
Control panel: Gloss Mode – Default Best Gloss Mode –Default
Driver: Gloss level - Best
Gloss levels will be very close to the results in Option 1 for these medias, but the user does not need to enter the control panel before sending the job.
PPM decreases to 12ppm
Cardstock 176-220g/m²
HP Matte 200g/m²
Option 1
Control panel: Gloss Mode – Default Best Gloss Mode – On
Driver: Gloss level - Default
Gloss levels will diminish over time with these settings, but not as quickly as with the default settings.
PPM decreases to 10ppm
Option 2
Control panel: Gloss Mode – Default Best Gloss Mode – On
Driver: Gloss level - Standard
These settings provide nearly the exact same result as Option 1 for these medias.
PPM decreases to 10ppm

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