HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401 series Printers - Printer Commands (808 Views)
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Peter_V
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HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401 series Printers - Printer Commands

I am looking for PCL commands for paper source selection for HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401 series. I have contected HP support and tried to search the web to no avail. Can somebody help me pls.

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Chris H
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I assume that you are referring to the # identifiers used with the PCL5 Paper Source escape sequence (<Esc>&l#H).

 

I don't know what identifiers are used, although I'd expect that values of 1 and 4, or perhaps 1 and 5, are probably used for the standard cassette trays.

 

You could use the Tray Map tool in the PCL Paraphernalia application (available via http://www.pclparaphernalia.eu ) to try various combinations of Paper Size, Paper Type and Paper Source identifier to try to find out what identifiers are valid.

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PCL5 Paper Source escape sequence is exactly what I am looking for. I have already tried 1,4,5 and 8 with no luck. But I will try the tool you sugested.

 

Thnak you.

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Chris H
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Bear in mind that there can be conflicts between settings for Paper Size (e.g. Letter or A4), Paper Type (e.g. Plain or Letterhead) and Paper Source (e.g. tray identifier 4).

 

For example:

 

  • Suppose that a PCL5 tray identifier of 4 selects physical tray 2 (with some printers, valid identifers are much larger, such as 21, or 101, or 257).
  • Tray 2 is loaded with paper of paper size A4 (most printers auto-detect the size in each of the cassette trays).
  • The printer has been configured to set a paper type of Letterhead in tray 2 (the default type is usually Plain).

If the print job specifies tray identifier 4, but also specifies paper size Letter, or paper type Plain, there is a conflict; which setting takes precedence probably depends on the printer model, but I'd imagine that size is the most important.

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