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HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni Printer support

Using HP ToolboxFX

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Introduction

HP Toolbox FX is not supported in Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, or Macintosh operating systems. To use HP ToolboxFX, you must have TCP/IP protocol installed on your computer.
HP ToolboxFX comes with the full HP software. If you did not install the full software when you installed your product, right-click the following link to go to the Software and Drivers page to download and install it now.
This document tells you how to open HP ToolboxFX, and describes the contents of the toolbox and how to use the tools.
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Review the following sections to learn about HP ToolboxFX.

Open HP ToolboxFX

You can open HP ToolboxFX when the product is directly connected to your computer or is connected to the network. You do not have to have Internet access to open and use HP ToolboxFX.
Choose one of the following methods to open HP ToolboxFX.

Method one: From the Windows notification area

In the Windows notification area, double-click the HP ToolboxFX icon ( ).

Method two: From the HP folder

Open the HP folder.
  • Windows XP: Click Start ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click your product, and then click HP Color LaserJet CP1510 Series ToolboxFX .
  • Windows Vista: Click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , click HP , click your product, and then click HP Color LaserJet CP1510 Series ToolboxFX .

Contents of HP ToolboxFX

ToolboxFX contains the following folders. The following links take you to sections in this document that describe the contents of the folders.

Status

The Status folder contains links to the following main pages.
  • Device Status . This page indicates product conditions such as a jam or an empty tray. After you correct a problem, click Refresh status to update the product status.
  • Supplies Status . View details such as the estimated percent of toner remaining in the print cartridge and the number of pages that have been printed with the current print cartridges. This page also has links for ordering supplies and for finding recycling information.
  • Device Configuration . View a detailed description of the current product configuration, including the amount of memory installed and whether optional trays are installed.
  • Network Summary . View a detailed description of the current network configuration, including the IP address and network status.
  • Print Info Pages . Print the Configuration page and other information pages, such as the Supplies status page.
  • Color Usage Job Log . View color usage information for the product.
  • Event Log . View a history of product errors. The most recent error is listed first. The Event log tables contain codes corresponding to error messages that have appeared on the product control panel display. The tables also contain a brief description of each error, and the number of pages that printed when each error occurred.

Alerts

The Alerts folder contains links to the following main pages.

Set up Status Alerts

You can set up the product so that it sends alerts to your computer when the following events occur.
  • Paper jams
  • Low toner levels
  • a non-HP print cartridge in use
  • empty paper trays
  • Error messages
You can choose to receive a pop-up, a notification area icon, a desktop alert, or any combination of these. The pop-up and desktop alerts appear only when the product is printing from the computer on which you set up the alerts. Desktop alerts are visible only momentarily, and disappear automatically.
You can change the Cartridge low threshold setting, which sets the toner level that causes a low toner alert, on the System setup page.
NOTE:You must click Apply before your changes take effect.

Set up E-mail Alerts

You can configure up to two e-mail addresses to receive alerts when certain events occur. You can specify different events for each e-mail address. Use the information for the e-mail server that sends out the e-mail alert messages for the product.
NOTE:You can only configure e-mail alerts to be sent from a server that does not require user authentication. If your e-mail server requires you to log in with a user name and password, you cannot set up e-mail alerts.
NOTE:You must click Apply before your changes take effect.

Product information

The Product information folder contains links to Demonstration Pages . Print pages that show the color print quality potential and overall print characteristics of the product.

Help

The Help folder contains links to the following main pages.
  • Troubleshooting. Print troubleshooting pages, clean the product, calibrate the product, and open Microsoft Office Basic Colors.
  • Paper and Print Media . Print information about how to get optimal results from your product using various types of paper and print media.
  • How do I? Link to the User Guide index.
  • Color Printing Tools . Open Microsoft Office Basic Colors or the full palette of color with associated RGB values. Use the HP Basic Color Match to adjust spot colors in your printed output.
  • User Guide . View information about the product usage, warranty, specifications, and support. The User Guide is available in both HTML and PDF format.

Device Settings

The Device Settings folder contains links to the following main pages.
IMPORTANT : When you change any device settings you must click Apply before your changes take effect.
  • Device Information . View information such as the product description and a contact person. Store data about your product for future reference. The information that you type in the fields on this page displays on the Configuration page. You can type any character in each of these fields.
  • Paper Handling . Configure trays or change the product paper-handling settings, such as default paper size and default paper type. These settings are also available on the product control panel menus. The following settings are available for handling print jobs when the product is out of media.
    Paper Handling settings
    Select Wait for paper to be loaded .
    Select Cancel from the Paper out action drop-down list to cancel the print job.
    Select Override from the Paper out time drop-down list to send the print job to another paper tray.
    NOTE:The Paper out time field specifies how long the product waits before acting on your selections. You can specify from 0 to 3600 seconds.
  • Printing . Change the default product print settings, such as number of copies and paper orientation. These settings are also available on the product control panel menus.
  • PCL5c . Change the PCL settings when you use the PCL print personality.
  • PostScript . Change the PS settings when you use the PostScript print personality. When you turn on the Print PostScript error option, the PostScript error page automatically prints when PostScript errors occur.
  • Photo . Change the photo settings to configure photo printing and to enable or disable using memory cards.
  • Print Quality . Change the print quality settings to improve the appearance of your print jobs. The print quality settings in the following table are also available on the product control panel menus.
    Print Quality settingDescription
    Power On CalibrationSpecify whether the product calibrates when you turn it on.
    Calibration TimingSpecify how frequently the product calibrates.
    Calibration ModeSpecify the type of calibration the product uses. Color calibration includes the following options.

    • Normal
    • Full (slower)
      Full calibration improves the color accuracy of photos printed on 100 x 150 mm (4 x 6 in) HP Color Laser Photo Paper.
    Calibrate Now Set the product to calibrate immediately.
  • Print Density . Change the print density settings, such as contrast, highlights, midtones, and shadows. Use the following print density settings to make fine adjustments in the amount of each color of toner that is used for your printed documents.
    Print Density settingDescription
    Contrasts Contrast is the range of difference between light (highlight) and dark (shadow) colors. To increase the overall range between light and dark colors, increase the Contrasts setting.
    Highlights Highlights are colors that are nearly white. To darken highlight colors, increase the Highlights setting. This adjustment does not affect midtone or shadow colors.
    Midtones . Midtones are colors that are halfway between white and solid density. To darken midtone colors, increase the Midtones setting. This adjustment does not affect highlight or shadow colors.
    Shadows Shadows are colors that are nearly solid density. To darken shadow colors, increase the Shadows setting. This adjustment does not affect highlight or midtone colors.
  • Paper Types . Change the mode settings for each media type, such as letterhead, prepunched, or glossy paper. Use these settings to configure print modes that correspond to the various media types. To reset all modes to factory default settings, select Restore modes .
  • Extended Print Modes . Change the default print modes to configure the Fusing , Transfer , Duplex Transfer , and Toner print modes that correspond to the various media types found in the printer driver. You can also change product Optimize settings, such as drum and transfer belt cleaning.
    CAUTION:Use these advanced settings only to improve print quality. Changing these settings can have a significant impact on print quality and product operation.
    To reset all modes to factory default settings, select Restore modes .
    The following table describes the settings in the Extended Print Modes .
    Extended Print modeSettings
    Fusing

    Controls the fuser temperature.
    • Paper curl . Decreases the fuser temperature to prevent or reduce page curl. Page curl can be a problem for light-weight media that is used in a high-humidity environment.
    • Heavy coverage . Increases the fuser temperature so that the toner properly adheres to the page when a high percentage of toner is needed.
    • Flap sealing . Decreases the fuser temperature to make sure that envelope flaps do not seal during printing.
    • Less/More fusing . Provides two levels of decreased fuser temperatures and two levels of increased fuser temperatures. Select the best fuser temperature for the current print job.
    Transfer

    Controls the transfer bias voltage.
    • Dry paper . Increases the transfer bias voltage to prevent print-quality transfer problems in low-humidity (dry) environments.
    • Humid paper . Decreases the transfer bias voltage to prevent print-quality transfer problems in high-humidity (wet) environments.
    • Rough paper . Increases the transfer bias voltage to prevent print-quality transfer problems when using rough papers (for example, cotton bond papers).
    • Less/More transfer . Provides two levels of decreased transfer bias voltage and two levels of increased transfer bias voltage. Select the best transfer bias voltage for the current print job.
    Duplex Transfer

    Controls the transfer bias voltage for duplex print jobs.
    This mode has the same options as the Transfer mode. It is applied when the product is printing the duplex side of a two-sided print job.
    Toner

    Controls the amount of toner applied to a page.
    Less toner

    Decreases the amount of toner for each color that is applied to the page to prevent print-quality problems such as toner scatter in high humidity (wet) environments. The options are 100% (No adjustment), 95% (-1), 90% (-2), and 85% (-3).
    The following table describes the Optimize settings.
    Optimize settingDescription
    Background TonerReduces background printing on glossy media.
    Extra Drum CleaningReduces the residue left by high-acid media that can cause print-quality problems.
    Drum BandingReduces the occurrence of sharp image-quality defect lines at the photosensitive drum. The setting induces extra drum prerotations and jogs the drums slightly after each job (the jogging motion is slightly audible).
    Transfer Belt CleaningIncreases the effectiveness of the transfer belt cleaning process. Use this option if a previous heavy-coverage print job is leaving a faint image (ghosting) on subsequently printed pages.
    Transfer Belt Cleaning VoltageAllows fine adjustment of the transfer belt cleaning roller and brush voltage.
    Transfer Belt Voltage-YAllows for fine adjustment of the yellow print cartridge to Intermediate Transfer Belt (ITB) transfer voltage.
    Transfer Belt Voltage-MAllows for fine adjustment of the magenta print cartridge to Intermediate Transfer Belt (ITB) transfer voltage.
    Transfer Belt Voltage-CAllows for fine adjustment of the cyan print cartridge to Intermediate Transfer Belt (ITB) transfer voltage.
    Transfer Belt Voltage-KAllows for fine adjustment of the black print cartridge to Intermediate Transfer Belt (ITB) transfer voltage.
  • System Setup . Change the system settings, such as Jam recovery and Auto-continue . Change the Cartridge low threshold setting, which sets the toner level that causes a low toner alert.
  • Service . Gain access to various procedures required to maintain the product. For example, during the printing process, paper, toner and dust particles can accumulate inside the product. Over time, this buildup can cause print-quality problems such as toner specks or smearing. The HP ToolboxFX provides an easy method for cleaning the paper path.
  • Save/Restore Settings . Save the current settings for the product to a file on your computer. Use this file to load the same settings onto another product or to restore these settings to this product at a later time.
  • Password . Set a password to protect the device settings. Once a password is set, ToolboxFX prompts you to enter the password before you can change device settings. This password is the same as the embedded Web server password.

Network Settings

The network administrator can use this tab to control the network-related settings for the product when it is connected to an IP-based network.

Shop for Supplies

This button, at the top of each page, links to a Web site where you can order replacement supplies. You must have Internet access to use this feature.

Other Links

When you click this button, a page displays containing links that connect you to the Internet. You must have Internet access to use any of these links. If you use a dial-up connection and did not connect when you first opened HP ToolboxFX, you must connect before you can go to these Web sites. Connecting might require that you close HP ToolboxFX and reopen it. The following list contains the links you can connect to.
  • HP Instant Support . Connects to the HP Instant Support Web site.
  • Support and Troubleshooting . Connects to the support site for the product where you can search for help with a specific problem.
  • Product Registration . Connects to the HP product registration Web site.
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