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HP Designjet 230/250C Printers - Setting up for Printing

These instructions describe how to set the media type and print quality from the printer’s front panel. Alternatively, they can be set by using the software printer driver, which will override the front-panel settings. The front-panel settings will, however, remain unchanged for use as defaults values.
To set the media type
Press the MEDIA TYPE key until the required light is on.
If Loading a Sheet of.....
Select this Front Panel Light....
Plain paper or printer paper
Plain
Vellum
Plain
Translucent Paper
Plain
Polyester Film
Film
Glossy Photo Paper
Plain and Film
To set the print quality
Press the PRINT QUALITY key until the required light is on.
Print Quality Light on Front Panel
Speed
Ink Used
Addressable Resolution
Fast
Highest
Least
300 x 300 dpi
Normal
Normal
Most
600 x 600 dpi
Best (both)
Lowest
Most
600 x 600 dpi
Loading a sheet
  1. Align the right side of the sheet with the line of holes on the printer.
  2. Push the sheet until it buckles slightly against the media stops.
  3. When the printer starts to pull it in, let go.
Unloading a sheet at the end of a plot
  1. The plot is finished when the Load Media light comes on.
  2. Before unloading a sheet, wait for the ink to dry.
    Typical Drying Times (minutes)
    Print Quality
    Media Type
    Fast
    Normal
    Best
    Paper
    0.5
    1.5
    1.5
    Vellum
    1.0
    2.5
    2.5
    Translucent paper
    1.0
    2.5
    2.5
    Polyester film
    -
    6.0
    6.0
  3. Simply pull the sheet downwards to remove it from the printer.

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