HP Color Laserjet Pro Mfp M281fdw User Manual

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Printer views

Printer front view

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1Document feeder
2Control panel with color touchscreen display
3Walk-up USB port for printing and scanning without a computer
4Output bin
5Output bin extension
6Front door (access to the toner cartridges)
7Model name
8Single-sheet priority feed slot (Tray 1)
9Main input tray (Tray 2)
10Power button
11Scanner

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Printer back view

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  1. Rear door (access for clearing jams)
  1. Serial number and product number label
  1. Power connection
  1. USB interface port
  1. Ethernet port
  1. Fax “line in” port for attaching the fax phone line to the printer (fax models only)
  1. Telephone “line out” port for attaching an extension phone, answering machine, or other device (fax models only)
  1. Duplexer (duplex models only)

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Control-panel view

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Home screen layout

The Home screen provides access to the printer features and indicates the current status of the printer.

Return to the Home screen at any time by touching the Home button on the printer control panel.

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  1. Scan to USB Drive
  1. Scan to Network Folder
  1. Scan to E-mail

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How to use the touchscreen control panel

Use the following actions to use the printer touchscreen control panel.
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ActionDescriptionExample
TouchTouch an item on the screen to select that itemTouch the Setupbutton to open the Setup
or open that menu. Also, when scrolling throughmenu.
menus, briefly touch the screen to stop the
scrolling.

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SwipeTouch the screen and then move the fingerSwipe the Home screen to access the Setup
horizontally to move the screen sideways.button.
ScrollTouch the screen, and then, without lifting theScroll through the Setup menu.
finger, move the finger vertically to move the
screen.

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Printer specifications

HP Color Laserjet Pro Mfp M281fdw User Manual User Manual 79 IMPORTANT: The following specifications are correct at the time of publication, but they are subject to change.

For current information, see www.hp.com/support/ljM278MFP.

  1. Technical specifications
  1. Supported operating systems
  1. Mobile printing solutions
  1. Printer dimensions
  1. Power consumption, electrical specifications, and acoustic emissions
  1. Operating environmental range

Technical specifications

See www.hp.com/support/ljM278MFP for current information.

Supported operating systems

The following information applies to the printer-specific Windows PCL 6 and HP print drivers for OS X and to the software installer.

Windows: The HP Software Installer installs the “HP PCL.6” version 3 print driver, the “HP PCL 6” version 3 print driver, or the “HP PCL-6” version 4 print driver, depending on the Windows operating system, along with optional software when using the software installer. Download the “HP PCL.6” version 3 print driver, the

“HP PCL 6” version 3 print driver, and the “HP PCL-6” version 4 print driver from the printer-support website for this printer: www.hp.com/support/ljM278MFP.

OS X: Mac computers are supported with this printer. Download HP Easy Start either from 123.hp.com/LaserJet or from the Printer Support page, and then use HP Easy Start to install the HP print driver. HP Easy Start is not included in the HP Software Installer.

  1. Go to 123.hp.com/LaserJet.
  1. Follow the steps provided to download the printer software.

Linux: For information and print drivers for Linux, go to www.hp.com/go/linuxprinting.

UNIX: For information and print drivers for UNIX®, go to www.hp.com/go/unixmodelscripts.

Table 1-1 Supported operating systems and print drivers
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Operating system Print driver installed (from the software on Notes

the web)
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Windows® XP SP3, 32-bit The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is

installed for this operating system as part of

the software installation.

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Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows XP in April 2009. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the discontinued XP operating system. Some features of the print driver are not supported.

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Table 1-1 Supported operating systems and print drivers (continued)
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Operating system Print driver installed (from the software on Notes

the web)
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Windows Vista®, 32-bit The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is

installed for this operating system as part of

the software installation.

Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows Vista in April 2012. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the discontinued Vista operating system. Some features of the print driver are not supported.

Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit The “HP PCL 6” printer-specific print driver is

installed for this operating system as part of

the software installation.

Windows 8, 32-bit and 64-bit The “HP PCL 6” printer-specific print driver is

installed for this operating system as part of

the software installation.

Windows 8 RT support is provided through Microsoft IN OS Version 4, 32- bit driver.

Windows 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit The “HP PCL-6” V4 printer-specific print

driver is installed for this operating system

as part of the software installation.

Windows 8.1 RT support is provided through Microsoft IN OS Version 4, 32- bit driver.

Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit The “HP PCL-6” V4 printer-specific print

driver is installed for this operating system

as part of the software installation.

Windows Server 2008 SP2, 32-bit The “HP PCL.6” printer-specific print driver is

available for download from the printer-

support website. Download the driver, and

then use the Microsoft Add Printer tool to

install it.

Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2015. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the discontinued Server 2008 operating system. Some features of the print driver are not supported.

Windows Server 2008 SP2, 64-bit The “HP PCL 6” printer-specific print driver is

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available for download from the printer-

support website. Download the driver, and

then use the Microsoft Add Printer tool to

install it.

Microsoft retired mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2015. HP will continue to provide best effort support for the discontinued Server 2008 operating system.

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Table 1-2 Minimum system requirements
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WindowsOS X
CD-ROM drive, DVD drive, or an Internet connectionInternet connection
Dedicated USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection or a network connection1 GB of available hard-disk space
  1. 400 MB of available hard-disk space
  1. 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

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Mobile printing solutions

HP offers multiple mobile and ePrint solutions to enable easy printing to an HP printer from a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. To see the full list and to determine the best choice, go to www.hp.com/go/ LaserJetMobilePrinting.

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  1. Wi-Fi Direct (wireless models only)
  1. HP ePrint via email (Requires HP Web Services to be enabled and the printer to be registered with HP Connected)
  1. HP ePrint app (Available for Android, iOS, and Blackberry)
  1. HP All-in-One Remote app for iOS and Android devices
  1. HP ePrint software
  1. Google Cloud Print
  1. AirPrint
  1. Android Printing

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Printer dimensions

Figure 1-1 Dimensions for the nw models
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Printer fully closedPrinter fully open
1. Height334.1 mm (13.2 in)590 mm (23.2 in)
2. Depth388.6 mm (15.3 in)855 mm (33.7 in)
3. Width420 mm (16.5 in)453 mm (17.8 in)
Weight (with cartridges)18 kg (39.7 lb)

Figure 1-2 Dimensions for the cdw, fdn and fdw models
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Printer fully closedPrinter fully open
1. Height334.1 mm (13.2 in)590 mm (23.2 in)
2. Depth421.7 mm (16.6 in)1008 mm (39.7 in)
3. Width420 mm (16.5 in)453 mm (17.8 in)
Weight (with cartridges)18.7 kg (41.2 lb)

Power consumption, electrical specifications, and acoustic emissions

See www.hp.com/support/ljM278MFP for current information.

HP Color Laserjet Pro Mfp M281fdw User Manual User Manual 111CAUTION: Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the printer warranty.

Operating environmental range

Table 1-3 Operating environmental range
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EnvironmentRecommendedAllowed
Temperature17° to 25°C (62.6° to 77°F)15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F)
Relative humidity30% to 70% relative humidity (RH)10% to 80% (RH)

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Printer hardware setup and software installation

For basic setup instructions, see the Setup Poster and Getting Started Guide that came with the printer. For additional instructions, go to HP support on the Web.

Go to www.hp.com/support/ljM278MFP for HP’s all-inclusive help for the printer. Find the following support:

  1. Install and configure
  1. Learn and use
  1. Solve problems
  1. Download software and firmware updates
  1. Join support forums
  1. Find warranty and regulatory information

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