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HP LaserJet M3027 and M3035 MFP - Device software

The printing-system software is included with the device. See the getting started guide for installation instructions.
The printing system includes software for end users and network administrators, and printer drivers for access to the device features and communication with the computer.
  note:
For a list of printer drivers and updated HP printer software, go to www.hp.com/go/LJM3027mfp_software or www.hp.com/go/LJM3035mfp_software.
Supported operating systems
The device supports the following operating systems:
Full software installation
  • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 2000
  • Mac OS X V10.2.8, V10.3, V10.4 and later
Printer driver only
  • Linux (Web only)
  • UNIX model scripts (Web only)
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For Mac OS V10.4 and later, PPC and Intel Core Processor Macs are supported.
Supported printer drivers
Operating system
PCL 5
PCL 6
Postscript level 3 emulation
Windows
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For Linux, download the postscript level 3 emulation driver from www.hp.com/go/linuxprinting.
The printer drivers include online Help that has instructions for common printing tasks and also describes the buttons, checkboxes, and drop-down lists that are in the printer driver.
Select the correct printer driver
Printer drivers allow you to gain access to the device features and allow the computer to communicate with the device (using a printer language). Check the installation notes and readme files on the device CD for additional software and languages.
The device uses the PCL 5, PCL 6, and HP postscript level 3 emulation printer description language (PDL) drivers.
  • Use the PCL 6 printer driver for the best overall performance.
  • Use the PCL 5 printer driver for general office printing.
  • Use the HP postscript level 3 emulation driver for printing from postscript level 3 emulation needs, or for postscript flash font support.
Universal printer drivers
The HP Universal Print Driver Series for Windows includes separate HP postscript level 3 emulation and HP PCL 5 versions of a single driver that provides access to almost any HP device while providing system administrator with tools to manage devices more effectively. The Universal Print Driver is included on the device CD, under the Optional Software section. For more information, go to www.hp.com/go/universalprintdriver.
Driver Autoconfiguration
The HP LaserJet PCL 5, PCL 6, and PS level 3 emulation drivers for Windows 2000 and Windows XP feature automatic discovery and driver configuration for device accessories at the time of installation. Some accessories that the Driver Autoconfiguration supports are the duplexing unit, optional paper trays, and dual inline memory modules (DIMMs).
Update Now
If you have modified the device configuration since installation, the driver can be automatically updated with the new configuration. In the Properties dialog box (see ), on the Device Settings tab, click the Update Now button to update the driver.
HP Driver Preconfiguration
HP Driver Preconfiguration is a software architecture and set of tools that you can use to customize and distribute HP software in managed corporate printing environments. Using HP Driver Preconfiguration, information technology (IT) administrators can preconfigure the printing and default settings for HP printer drivers before installing the drivers in the network environment. For more information, see the HP Driver Preconfiguration Support Guide, which is available at www.hp.com/go/hpdpc_sw.
Priority for print settings
Changes to print settings are prioritized depending on where the changes are made:
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The names of commands and dialog boxes might vary depending on your software program.
  • Page Setup dialog box: Click Page Setup or a similar command on the File menu of the program you are working in to open this dialog box. Settings changed here override settings changed anywhere else.
  • Print dialog box: Click Print, Print Setup, or a similar command on the File menu of the program you are working in to open this dialog box. Settings changed in the Print dialog box have a lower priority and do not override changes made in the Page Setup dialog box.
  • Printer Properties dialog box (printer driver): Click Properties in the Print dialog box to open the printer driver. Settings changed in the Printer Properties dialog box do not override settings anywhere else in the printing software.
  • Default printer driver settings: The default printer driver settings determine the settings used in all print jobs, unless settings are changed in the Page Setup, Print, or Printer Properties dialog boxes.
  • Printer control panel settings: Settings changed at the printer control panel have a lower priority than changes made anywhere else.
Open the printer drivers
Operating System
To change the settings for all print jobs until the software program is closed
To change the default settings for all print jobs
To change the device configuration settings
Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
The steps can vary; this procedure is most common.
  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click the driver icon, and then select Printing Preferences.
  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click the driver icon, and then select Properties.
  3. Click the Device Settings tab.
Mac OS X V10.2.8, V10.3, V10.4 and later
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Change the settings that you want on the various pop-up menus.
  1. On the File menu, click Print.
  2. Change the settings that you want on the various pop-up menus.
  3. On the Presets pop-up menu, click Save as and type a name for the preset.
These settings are saved in the Presets menu. To use the new settings, you must select the saved preset option every time you open a program and print.
  1. In the Finder, on the Go menu, click Applications.
  2. Open Utilities, and then open Print Center (OS X V10.2.8) or Printer Setup Utility.
  3. Click on the print queue.
  4. On the Printers menu, click Show Info.
  5. Click the Installable Options menu.
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Configuration settings might not be available in Classic mode.
Software for Macintosh computers
The HP installer provides PostScript® Printer Description (PPD) files, Printer Dialog Extensions (PDEs), and the HP Printer Utility for use with Macintosh computers.
For network connections, use the embedded Web server (EWS) to configure the device. See .
The printing system software includes the following components:
  • PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files
    The PPDs, in combination with the Apple PostScript printer drivers, provide access to device features. Use the Apple PostScript printer driver that comes with the computer.
  • HP Printer Utility
    Use the HP Printer Utility to set up device features that are not available in the printer driver:
    • Name the device.
    • Assign the device to a zone on the network.
    • Assign an internet protocol (IP) address to the device.
    • Download files and fonts.
    • Configure the device for IP or AppleTalk printing.
    You can use the HP Printer Utility when your device uses a universal serial bus (USB) cable or is connected to a TCP/IP-based network.
Remove software from Macintosh operating systems
To remove the software from a Macintosh computer, drag the PPD files to the trash can.
Utilities
The device is equipped with several utilities that make it easy to monitor and manage the device on a network.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP Web Jetadmin is a browser-based management tool for HP Jetdirect-connected printers within your intranet, and it should be be installed only on the network administrator’s computer.
To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest list of supported host systems, visit www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
When installed on a host server, any client can gain access to HP Web Jetadmin by using a supported Web browser (such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.x or Netscape Navigator 4.x or later) by navigating to the HP Web Jetadmin host.
Embedded Web server
The device is equipped with an embedded Web server, which provides access to information about device and network activities. This information appears in a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
The embedded Web server resides on the device. It is not loaded on a network server.
The embedded Web server provides an interface to the device that anyone who has a network-connected computer and a standard Web browser can use. No special software is installed or configured, but you must have a supported Web browser on your computer. To gain access to the embedded Web server, type the IP address for the device in the address line of the browser. (To find the IP address, print a configuration page. )
HP Easy Printer Care software
The HP Easy Printer Care software is a program that you can use for the following tasks:
  • Discovering printers on the network and checking the status of each device
  • Setting and viewing device and supplies alerts for multiple printers at the same time
  • Shopping online for supplies
  • Using HP online troubleshooting and maintenance tools
You can use the HP Easy Printer Care software when the device is directly connected to your computer or when it is connected to a network. To download the HP Easy Printer Care software, go to www.hp.com/go/easyprintercare.
Supported operating systems
For information about supported operating systems, go to www.hp.com/go/easyprintercare.
Supported browsers
To use the HP Easy Printer Care software, you must have one of the following browsers:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
  • Netscape Navigator 7.0 or later
  • Opera Software ASA Opera 6.05 or later
All pages can be printed from the browser.
Other components and utilities
Windows
Macintosh OS
  • Software installer — automates the printing system installation
  • Online Web registration
  • PostScript Printer Description files (PPDs) — use with the Apple PostScript drivers that come with the Mac OS
  • The HP Printer Utility — change device settings, view status, and set up printer-event notification from a Mac. This utility is supported for Mac OS X V10.2.8, V10.3, V10.4 and later.

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