Identifying the printer’s components
|1.||Printer control panel|
|2.||Long media extension (output bin)||1|
|4.||Priority input tray||8|
|5.||Side media guides for the main input tray|
|6.||Long media support for the main input tray|
|7.||Main input tray|
|8.||Side media guides for the priority input tray|
|10.||Connection to scanner (optional)|
|11.||Left side panel|
- Power receptacle
- Power switch (220-240 volt printers)
|16. Straight-through output door||16|
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Printer control panel
The printer control panel is comprised of two lights and one lighted button. These lights produce patterns that identify your printer’s status.
Ready light (green)
Go button and light
Attention light (amber)
- Go button and light: To print a configuration page or to continue printing while in manual feed mode, press and release the Go button.
- Ready light: Indicates that the printer is ready to print.
- Attention light: Indicates printer media input tray is empty, toner door is open, toner cartridge is missing, or other errors.
Note See Printer light patterns for a description of the light patterns.
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Printer input trays
Main input tray
The enclosed main input tray, located in front of the printer, holds up to 250 sheets of 20 lb paper, multiple envelopes, or other media.
Priority input tray
You should use the priority input tray when feeding up to 10 sheets of 20 lb paper or when printing single envelopes, postcards, labels, or transparencies. You can also use the priority input tray to print the first page on different media than the rest of the document.
|Note||The printer automatically prints from the priority input tray before|
|printing from the main input tray.|
|See Media for more information about media types.|
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Printer media guides
Both input trays have side media guides. The main input tray also has a rear media guide. Media guides ensure that the media is correctly fed into the printer and that the print is not skewed (crooked on the media). When loading media, adjust the media guides to match the width and length of the media that you are using.
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Printer output paths
The output bin is located on the top of the printer. Printed media is collected here in the correct sequence when the straight-through output door is closed. Use the output bin when printing normal and large, collated documents.
Pull out for
Straight-through output path
The straight-through output path is useful when you are printing envelopes, transparencies, heavy media, or any media that tends to curl when printed. Printed media exits in reverse order when the straight-through output door is open.
|Note||Printed media does not stack when you use the straight-through output|
|path. The media drops to the surface below unless you remove each|
|sheet as it exits the printer.|
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The toner door is located on the front of the printer. You must open the toner door to access the toner cartridge, clear jams, and clean the printer. To open the toner door, firmly grasp the left and right sides and pull the toner door toward you.
|Note||You will feel some resistance when opening the toner door. Opening|
|the toner door conveniently lifts the toner cartridge for easy removal.|
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Choosing paper and other media
HP LaserJet printers produce excellent print quality documents. You can print on a variety of media, such as paper (including up to 100% recycled fiber content paper), envelopes, labels, transparencies, and custom-sized media. The following are the supported media sizes:
- Minimum: 76 by 127 mm (3 by 5 in.)
- Maximum: 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 in.)
Properties such as weight, grain, and moisture content are important factors that affect printer performance and quality. To achieve the best possible print quality, only use high-quality media designed for laser printers. See Printer media specifications for detailed paper and media specifications.
|Note||Always test a sample of the media before you purchase large quantities.|
|Your media supplier should understand the requirements specified in|
|the Guidelines for Paper and Other Print Media (HP part number|
|5963-7863). See Printer media specifications for more information.|
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Loading media into the input trays
Main input tray
The main input tray holds up to 250 pages of 20 lb paper or fewer pages of heavier media (25 mm or less stack). Load media with the top forward and the side to be printed facing up. To prevent jams and skewing, always adjust the side and rear media guides.
Priority input tray
The priority input tray holds up to 10 pages of 20 lb paper or one envelope, transparency, or card. Load media with the top forward and the side to be printed facing up. To prevent jams and skewing, always adjust the side media guides.
If you try to print on media that is wrinkled, folded, or damaged in any way, a jam might occur. See Printer media specifications for more information.
When you add new media, make sure that you remove all of the media from the input tray and straighten the stack of new media. This helps prevent multiple sheets of media from feeding through the printer at one time, reducing media jams.
Specific types of media
- Transparencies and labels: Load transparencies and labels with the top forward and the side to be printed facing up. See Printing transparencies and labels for more information.
- Envelopes: Load envelopes with the narrow, stamp side forward and the side to be printed facing up. See Printing envelopes for more information.
- Letterhead or preprinted forms: Load with the top forward and the side to be printed facing up. See Printing letterhead or preprinted forms for more information.
- Cards and custom-sized media: Load with the narrow side forward and the side to be printed facing up. See Printing custom-sized media or cardstock for more information.
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Turning the power off
If the printer requires 110-127 volts of power, you must unplug the printer to turn the power off. If the printer requires 220-240 volts, you can switch the printer off (the switch is located on the left side of the power plug) or unplug it.
WARNING! To ensure safety when working inside the printer for any reason, unplug the printer.
Understanding voltage conversions
Because of the different specifications, Hewlett-Packard does not offer a voltage conversion or support the voltage conversion of the U.S. version of the HP LaserJet family of printers for foreign use. If you plan on using the equipment outside of the United States, Hewlett-Packard advises you to purchase the products in the country/region where you will use them.
CAUTION Check your printer’s voltage requirement before you plug it in. Printers that require 110-127 volts of power will not work with 220-240 voltage outlets.
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Accessing the printer properties (driver) and help
This section provides information on the following topics:
|Printer properties (driver)|
|Printer properties control the printer. You can change the default|
|settings, such as media size and type, printing on both sides of|
|the paper (manual duplexing), printing multiple pages on a single|
|sheet of paper (N-up printing), resolution, and watermarks. You|
|can access the printer properties in the following ways:|
|● Through the software application that you are using to print.|
|This only changes the settings for the current software|
|● Through the Windows® operating system. This changes the|
|default settings for all future print jobs.|
|Note||Because many software applications use a different method of|
|accessing the printer properties, the following section describes the|
|most common methods used in Windows 9x, 2000, Millennium, NT®|
|4.0, and Mac OS.|
Windows 9x, 2000, Millennium, and NT 4.0
- Change the settings for the current software application: From within the software application, click File, Print, and Properties. (Although the steps can vary between software applications, this is the most common method.)
- Change the default settings for all future print jobs: Click Start in the Windows system tray, Settings, and Printers. Right-click the printer icon that you want to change, and click Properties. (Many of the features in Windows NT are also in the Document Defaults menu.)
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Software For Macintosh Computers
PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs)
PPDs, in combination with the LaserWriter 8 driver, access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer. An installation program for the PPDs is provided on the HP LaserJet 1200 Series CD.
Accessing the print driver
- From the Apple menu, select the Chooser.
- Click the LaserWriter icon.
- Click the HP LaserJet 1200 Series icon.
- Click Setup to make changes to the printer’s settings.
|Note||If you use the LaserWriter 8 print driver, you will lose scanner|
HP LaserJet Utility
HP LaserJet Utility allows control over features that are not available in the driver. The illustrated screens make selecting printer features from the Macintosh computer easier than ever. Use the HP LaserJet Utility to do the following:
- Name the printer, assign it to a zone on the network, download files and fonts, and change most of the printer settings. See the HP LaserJet Utility help.
- From the computer, lock out functions on the printer to prevent unauthorized access.
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Printer online help
Printer properties online help
The printer properties (driver) online help includes specific information about the functions in the printer properties. This online help guides you through the process of changing your printer’s default settings.
To access the printer properties help system, open the printer properties and click Help.
Print●Copy●Scan Online help
The HP LaserJet 1220 online help includes information for all of the printing, copying, and scanning software applications.
To access the HP LaserJet 1220 online help, use any of the following methods:
- Program Group in Windows 9x and NT 4.0: Click Start, Programs, HP LaserJet 1220, and LaserJet 1220 Online
- HP LaserJet Director: Click the right mouse button on the HP LaserJet Director toolbar then select Help from the context menu.
- LaserJet Document Manager: Click Help from the main menu.
- Mac OS: Turn on Balloon help.
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Printing a configuration page
Among other items, the configuration page provides all of the printer configuration settings, verification that the scanner is attached, a sample of the print quality, and information about the printer’s page counts. You can also use the configuration page to verify that the printer is printing correctly.
To print a configuration page while the printer is in the Ready state, press and release the Go button on the printer control panel.
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Getting to know the copier/scanner
This chapter provides information on the following topics:
|Note||See the HP LaserJet Getting Started Guide that came with your|
|copier/scanner for hardware and software installation instructions.|
Understanding the copier/scanner’s features and benefits
You can use HP software to perform the following tasks, increasing your efficiency:
- Easily attach documents to e-mail with one click
- Edit text (Optical Character Recognition)
- Store and manage documents electronically with HP LaserJet Document Manager
- Enhance scanned photos with HP LaserJet Photo Center
You can make Quick Copies when copying your most frequently used type of original. You can use HP LaserJet Copy software to customize and make multiple copies.
- Simple and convenient (Quick Copy)
- Load the original and press a single button
- Powerful copier software (Copy Plus)
- Make multiple copies
- Enable collation
- Reduce or enlarge
- Adjust the contrast
- Set the copy quality
- Make color copies by sending them to a color printer
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Identifying the copier/scanner’s components
|1.||Media input tray guides||8|
|3.||Straight-through media path door|
|4.||Door release button|
|5.||Long media extensions|
|7.||Copier/scanner control panel|
|8.||Media input tray|
|Note||See Removing the copier/scanner for more information about removing|
|the copier/scanner from the printer.|
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Copier/scanner control panel
The copier/scanner control panel is comprised of two buttons.
- Copy: To perform Quick Copies, even if your computer is powered off, press the Copy button.
- Scan: To launch HP LaserJet Director, press the Scan button. If HP LaserJet Director is configured correctly, you can perform the following tasks:
- Scan to e-mail
- Store documents electronically
- Edit text (Optical Character Recognition)
- Make multiple and customized copies
|Note||To cancel a scan or copy job from the control panel, simultaneously|
|press both buttons.|
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To read more please download the PDFs below
Download HP Laserjet 1200 Manual
hp laserjet 1200 – service manual
hp laserjet 1200 driver
hp laserjet 1200 usb driver windows 7 free download
hp laserjet 1200 troubleshooting
how to install hp laserjet 1200 on windows 7
how to install hp laserjet 1200 on windows 10
hp laserjet 1200 pcl 5 driver windows 7 64-bit
hp laserjet 1200 series setup