Question about HP LaserJet 4250dtn Printer
The instruction manual states that I need to have the paper (letterhead) in a particular orientation within the paper tray when I want to print on both sides. However, the instruction manual then states that I need to re-orientate the paper if I want to print on one side only.
This seems a really stupid design flaw, especially since this is a network printer shared by at least ten people. I can not expect my Users to halt printing so that they change the paper in the paper tray because they want to print on both sides of the paper.
I have to say that I have fitted a Duplex unit to a HpLj4250 and it is driving me mad.
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
This cant be right, if you print on one side, then it is the same as when it prints the first page of a duplex print.
Paper should be face down, head to front for both, make sure you are using duplex driver for your printer and duplex option is ticked. (4250DuplexTwotrayNetwork)\
make sure trays on machine are identified with correct papertype (tray 2 plain and tray 3 letterhead or vice versa)
printer I beleive has setting too enable duplex in print menu.
tray one in manual feeder on these.
When I set these up sometimes I install the print driver twice, ones set to use letterhead and the other plain, so customer can just choose which ever one at print time.
Usally it is set up that you go to driver and select tray or windows decides depending on what doc type is set on what you are printing.
So you need to check settings on printer paper handling and printer menu, you also need to check driver on pc, if on a network you may need to have admin rights to change driver config on server if your system requires it. But you need to check drive has coorect tray/paper type and options too
You also need to check doc type settings on individual document being printed
I have 1000's of customers, running HP (including 4250dtn and this has never been a issue raised.)
Ignore manual, stick letter head in tray 2/3 face down front and print single sided, then use same tray and do it duplex, it will do as the first one did then turn it over and print other side.
I think most customers don't duplex on letterhead, they use that as cover then duplex on plain, but I cant see it not working if you did, otherwise I would of come across it buy now, this machines format has been around for ages and they are great workhourse printers once noisy swing plate gear fault is fixed (common 4250 fault)
Posted on Nov 02, 2007
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