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HP Designjet Z6100 Printer Series - Basic setup options

Printer setup options

Turn the printer on and off

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Turn the printer on with the hard power switch on the back of the printer or by pressing the Power button on the front panel. You can leave the printer on without wasting energy. Leaving it on improves response time and overall system reliability. When the printer has not been used for a certain period of time, it saves power by going into sleep mode. Any interaction with the printer returns it to active mode, and it can resume printing immediately.
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In sleep mode, the printer wakes up from time to time to do maintenance service to the printheads. This avoids the need of doing long preparation after long idle periods.
If you want to turn the printer on or off, the normal and recommended method is to use the Power button on the front panel.
Figure : The Power button on the front panel
When you turn off the printer this way, the printheads are automatically stored with the maintenance cartridge, which prevents them from drying out.
However, if you plan to leave the printer turned off for a long period of time, you are recommended to turn it off using the Power button, and then also switch off the power switch at the rear.
Figure : The power switch at the rear
To turn it back on later, use the power switch at the rear, and then press the Power button.
When the printer is turned on, it will take some time to initialize itself. This time is about 10 minutes for the HP Designjet Z6100 printer series.

Restart the printer

In some circumstances you may be advised to restart the printer. Please proceed as follows:
  1. Press the Power button on the front panel to turn the printer off. Wait a few moments, and then press the Power button again. This should restart the printer. If it does not, continue with step 2.
  2. Use the Reset button on the front panel. You will need a non-conductive implement with a narrow tip to press the Reset button. This normally has the same effect as pressing the Power button, but might work if the Power button press does not.
  3. If neither steps 1 nor 2 seems to have any effect, turn off the printer by using the power switch at the rear of the printer.
  4. Remove the power cord from the power socket.
  5. Wait for 10 seconds.
  6. Reinsert the power cord into the power socket and turn on the printer by using the power switch.
  7. Make sure that the Power light on the front panel illuminates. If it does not, use the Power button to turn on the printer.

Change the language of the front panel

Two methods are available to change the language that is used for the front-panel menus and messages.
  • If you can understand the current front panel language, go to the front panel and select the Setup icon, and then select Front panel options, Select language.
  • If you cannot understand the current front panel language, start with the printer powered off. At the front panel, press the OK button and hold it down. While holding down the OK button, press the Power button and hold it down. Continue to hold down both buttons until the green light on the left side of the front panel starts flashing, and then release both buttons. You can expect a delay of about one second. If the green light starts flashing without any delay, you may need to start again.
Whichever method you used, the language selection menu should now appear on the front panel.
Figure : The language selection menu
Highlight your preferred language, and then press the OK button.

Request e-mail notification of specific error conditions

  1. In the Embedded Web Server, go to the E-mail server page on the Setup tab and ensure that the following fields are correctly filled in:
    • SMTP server. This is the IP address of the outgoing mail server (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol [SMTP]) that processes all e-mail messages from the printer. If the mail server requires authentication, e-mail notifications will not work.
    • Printer e-mail address. Each e-mail message that the printer sends must include a return address. This address does not need to be a real, functional e-mail address, but it should be unique, so that recipients of the message can identify the printer that sent it
  2. Go to the Notification page, which is also on the Setup tab.
  3. Click the New icon to request new notifications, or click the Edit icon to edit notifications that have already been set up. Then specify the e-mail addresses to which notifications are sent, and select the incidents that result in notification messages.

Change the sleep mode setting

If the printer is left turned on but unused for a certain period of time, it automatically goes into sleep mode to save power. The default period of time it waits is 15 minutes. To change the time the printer waits before it goes into sleep mode, go to the front panel and select the Setup icon, and then select Front panel options, Sleep mode wait time. Highlight the wait time that you want, and then press the OK button.

Turn off the buzzer

To turn the printer's buzzer on or off, go to the front panel and select the Setup icon, and then select Front panel options, Enable buzzer.

Change the front panel display contrast

To change the contrast of the front-panel display, select the Setup icon, select Front panel options, Select display contrast, and then select a value by using the Up or Down button. Press the OK button to save the value.

Change the units of measurement

To change the units of measurement that appear on the front panel, select the Setup icon, select Front panel options, Select units, and then select English or Metric.
The units of measurement can also be changed in the Embedded Web Server.