Pull Separator Page from different tray. HP9000n


S

spacemancw

We have an HP900n printer with Tray 1 attached to the side
Tray 2 below which has A4 paper, Tray 3 below that which has legal
paper and Tray 4 on the bottom which has A4 paper

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| HP9000n |1 |
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| 2 |
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| 3 |
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| 4 |
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At the moment anything I print uses the paper in tray 4. I want to add
a separator page that pulls from tray 3, using legal paper.

Any .sep file I've edited so far just pulls from Tray 4.

From expertsexchange.com I found this:

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One way out is to modify the .SEP file, to specify which tray to use.
The following is a slightly modified PCL.SEP file, which should print
the page from Tray 2:

\
\H1B\L%[email protected] ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL
\H1B\Ll1H
\H1B\L&l1T\0
\H34
\B\S\N\4
\I\4
\U\D\4
\E

The line ending in "1H" selects tray 2. To pick another tray, change
the number before the H. You will find PCL.SEP in the SYSTEM32
directory under C:\WINNT or C:\WINDOWS
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I have tried this to no avail.
On line 3 I have tried "\H1B\Ll1H" and "\H1B\Ll2H" and "\H1B\Ll3H"

In the properties of my printer in "Start>Settings>Printers" I select
Advanced and click on 'Separator Page"

I have tried entering in 'pcl.sep' and 'c:\winnt\system32\plc.sep'
(The 'browse' function is grayed out .. presumabley because it's a
network printer and not local).

each time both the print job and the separator page comes from the
bottom tray, Tray 4.

Now .. I have done this from my laptop (Win2k) logged in as a domain
admin. I did not do it from the print server which is Win2k Server.

Anyone have an idea how to get it to pull legal paper from Tray 2?

Thanx

Roger
 
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P

pharipou

It doesn't work. A line with "1H" is printed before user name!

Did you get an answer to this problem?? It's years we try to resolve
it!!

merci
 
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D

Dieter

Hi,

try (there was one '&' missing)

\
\H1B\L%[email protected] ENTER LANGUAGE=PCL
\H1B\L&l20H
\H1B\L&l1T\0
\H34
\B\S\N\4
\I\4
\U\D\4
\E

for tray 4

I think the \H34 is not necessary. It prints a '4'
here a list of values for hp 8150 to select the trays:
Tray 1: \L&4H
2: \L&1H
3: \L&5H
4: \L&20H

to determine this numbers add a "local Port" e.g "c:\temp\output.pcl" to
the printer and print a testpage to the tray to determine. Then load
output.pcl with a good editor (pspad or ultraedit or ...) and search for
a sequence with ESC & l * H.

Dieter
 

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