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HP CM8060/CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology - Windows printer driver features

note:
Settings in the printer driver and software program generally override control-panel settings. Software-program settings generally override printer-driver settings.

Select a tray

Use the printer driver to select a tray for the print job by doing the following:
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. On the Paper/Quality tab, select the tray from the Paper source drop-down menu.
  4. Click OK.

Select an output bin for print jobs

If the optional finisher is installed, use the printer driver to select an output bin for the print job by doing the following:
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. On the Output tab, select the output bin from the Output Bin Options drop-down menu.
    note:
    All stapled output is delivered to Output Bin 5.
  4. Click OK.

Select a paper type

Rather than instructing the device to use a specific tray, you can specify that the job is printed on a particular type of paper. The device uses a tray that contains that type of paper, or it prompts you to load the correct type.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Paper type drop-down box, select the type of paper to use.

Set the color quality

  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the area for Print Quality for the Color Quality, select either Professional or General Office.

Store jobs

Use the Job Storage printer-driver tab to store print jobs on the device. You can then print the job at any time from the device control panel. For example, you might want to download a personnel form, calendar, timesheet, or accounting form that other users can print when they need it.
Enable the Job Storage tab
You might need to enable the Job Storage tab before you can use this feature.
  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.
  4. Under Installable Options, click next to Job Storage, and click Enabled.
  5. Click Apply.
Store a job
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Job Storage tab.
  4. Select the job storage mode and options that you want to use.
    note:
    The text box at the top of the Job Storage tab describes each option as you select it.
  5. Click OK.

Create and use printing shortcuts

Use printing shortcuts to print jobs with specific printer-driver settings. Select one of the defined shortcuts or create custom printing shortcuts.
Create a printing shortcut
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Select the print settings that you want to use.
  4. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab, and then click Save as.
  5. In the Printing Shortcuts box, type a name for the custom printing shortcut.
  6. Click OK.
Use printing shortcuts
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Printing Shortcuts tab.
  4. Select the printing shortcut that you want to use from the Printing Shortcuts list.
  5. Click OK.

Use watermarks

A watermark is a notice, such as "Confidential," that is printed in the background of each page of a document.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. From the Effects tab, click the Watermarks drop-down list.
  4. Click the watermark that you want to use. To create a new watermark, click Edit.
  5. If you want the watermark to appear only on the first page of the document, click First Page Only.
  6. Click OK.
To remove the watermark, click (none) in the Watermarks drop-down list.

Resize documents

Use the document resizing options to scale a document to a percentage of its normal size. You can also choose to print a document on a different size paper, with or without scaling.
Reduce or enlarge a document
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. On the Effects tab, next to % of Normal Size, type the percentage by which you want to reduce or enlarge your document.
    You can also use the scroll bar to adjust the percentage.
  4. Click OK.
Print a document onto a different paper size
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. On the Effects tab, click Print Document On.
  4. Select the paper size to print on.
  5. To print the document without scaling it to fit, make sure that the Scale to Fit option is not selected.
  6. Click OK.

Set a custom paper size

  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. On the Paper/Quality tab, click Custom.
  4. On the Custom Paper Size window, type the name of the custom paper size.
  5. Type the paper-size length and width. If you type a size that is too small or too large, the driver adjusts the size to the minimum or maximum size that is allowed.
  6. If necessary, click the button to change the unit of measure between millimeters and inches.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click OK. The name that you saved appears in the paper-size list for future use.

Print using different paper

Follow these instructions to print specific pages of the job on different paper.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Page exceptions list box, click Print pages on different paper.
  5. Click Settings.
  6. Select the settings that you want to use to print specific pages on different paper. Click Add.
  7. Click OK to return to the Paper/Quality tab.
  8. Click OK.

Insert blank or preprinted sheets

Follow these instructions to insert blank or preprinted sheets in the print job.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Page exceptions list box, click Covers.
  5. Click Settings.
  6. Select the settings that you want to use to add blank or preprinted sheets.
  7. Click OK to return to the Paper/Quality tab.
  8. Click OK.

Chapter page layout

Follow these instructions to set the layout of chapters in the print job.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Page exceptions list box, click Chapter page layout.
  5. Click Settings.
  6. Select the settings that you want to use to for the layout of the chapters in the print job.
  7. Click OK to return to the Paper/Quality tab.
  8. Click OK.

Print on both sides of the paper

You can automatically print on both sides of a page.
  1. Insert enough paper into one of the trays to accommodate the print job. If you are loading special paper, see Load special types of paper.
  2. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  3. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  4. On the Finishing tab, click Print on Both Sides.
  5. Click OK.

Layout options for printing on both sides

The four duplex orientation options are shown here. To select option 1 or 4, select Flip Pages Up in the printer driver.
Figure : duplex page layout options
1. Long-edge landscape
Every other printed image is oriented upside-down. Facing pages are read continuously from top to bottom.
2. Short-edge landscape
Every printed image is oriented right-side-up. Facing pages are read from top to bottom.
3. Long-edge portrait
This is the default setting, and the most common layout used. Every printed image is oriented right-side-up. Facing pages are read from top to bottom.
4. Short-edge portrait
Every other printed image is oriented upside-down. Facing pages are read continuously from top to bottom.

Print multiple pages on one sheet of paper

You can print more than one page on a single sheet of paper.
Figure : print multiple images on a page
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Finishing tab.
  4. In the section for Document Options, select the number of pages that you want to print on each sheet (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16).
  5. If the number of pages is greater than 1, select the correct options for Print Page Borders and Page Order.
    • If you need to change the page orientation, click the Finishing tab, and then click Portrait or Landscape.
  6. Click OK. The product is now set to print the number of pages per sheet that you have selected.

Create booklets

You can copy two pages on one sheet of paper so you can fold the pages in the center to form a booklet. The device arranges the pages in the correct order. For example, if the original document has eight pages, the device prints pages 1 and 8 on the same sheet.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Finishing tab.
  4. Select Print On Both Sides.
  5. In the drop-down box for Booklet Layout, select either Left Edge Binding or Right Edge Binding. The Pages per Sheet setting automatically changes to 2 pages per sheet.
  6. Click OK.

Shift images on the page

You can adjust the placement of the image on the page toward any edge.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Output tab.
  4. Click Image shift settings....
    • You can adjust the front and back sides independently by specifying measurements for Front side shift and Back side shift.
    • You can adjust the front and back sides by the same amount, but in opposite directions. This is useful for creating a wider margin along the binding edge. Select Front side shift, specify the settings, and then select Mirror front side.
    • Select Reduce to fit to shrink the image to accommodate increased margins.

Use the HP Digital Imaging Options dialog box

Use HP Digital Imaging Options to print better-quality photos and images.
Open the HP Digital Imaging Options dialog box
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Paper/Quality tab, and then click the HP Digital Imaging button.
The following options are available on the HP Digital Imaging Options dialog box:
  • Contrast Enhancement: Enhance colors and contrast for washed-out photos. Click Automatic to allow the printer software to brighten areas of photos that need adjustment.
  • Digital Flash: Adjust the exposure in dark areas of photos to bring out detail. Click Automatic to allow the printer software to balance lightness and darkness.
  • SmartFocus: Enhance the image quality and clarity of low resolution images such as those downloaded from the Internet. Click On to allow the printer software to sharpen details in the image.
  • Sharpness: Adjust the image sharpness to your preference. Click Automatic to allow the printer software to set the level of sharpening for the image.
  • Smoothing: Soften an image. Click Automatic to allow the printer software to set the level of smoothing for the image.

Set the stapling options

Configure the driver to recognize the finisher
If the HP Multifunction Finisher is installed, but the stapling options do not appear in the printer driver, you need to configure the driver to recognize the finisher.
  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. (The Device Settings tab is not available from within software programs.)
  4. In the area for configuring installable options, select the HP Multifunction Finisher, and then click OK.
Set the stapling options for each job
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Output tab.
  4. In the Staple box, select the stapling option that you want to use for the print job.
  5. Click OK.

Set the color options

Options on the Color tab control how colors are interpreted and printed from software programs.
  1. On the File menu in the software program, click Print.
  2. Select the driver, and then click Properties or Preferences.
  3. Click the Color tab.
  4. In the Color Options area, select the option that you want to use.
  5. Click More color options... to open the Advanced Color Settings dialog box. Adjust the individual settings for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Click OK.
  6. In the Color Themes area, select the RGB Color option that you want to use.
  7. Click OK.

Use the Services tab

If the device is connected to a network, use the Services tab to obtain device and supply-status information. Click the Device and Supplies status button to open the Device Status page of the embedded Web server. This page shows the current status of the device, the percentage of life remaining for each supply, and information for ordering supplies.

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