DeskWriter 550C

Language: QuickDraw (Full-page Bitmap)

Memory: 64KB Not Expandable

Graphics: 300dpi & Color

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Hewlett-Packard DeskWriter 550C Fonts

Internal Fonts

Screen Typeface Size Printer Font Symbol Set
       
Courier Scalable CS Courier Adobe PS
Times Scalable CS Times Adobe PS
Helvetica Scalable CS Triumvirate Adobe PS
Symbol Scalable CS Symbol Adobe PS

Optional Fonts

Screen Typeface Size Printer Font Symbol Set
       
Palatino Scalable CS Palacio Adobe PS
New Century Schoolbook Scalable CS Century Schoolbook Adobe PS
ITC Bookman Scalable CS ITC Bookman Adobe PS
New Helvetica Narrow Scalable CS Triumvirate Condensed Adobe PS
ITC Zapf Dingbats Scalable CS ITC Zapf Dingbats Dingbats PS
ITC Zapf Chancery Scalable CS ITC Zapf Chancery Adobe PS
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Scalable CS ITC Avant Garde Gothic Adobe PS

In addition to the fonts available from Hewlett-Packard, you can obtain Macintosh fonts from numerous type vendors. You can choose from a wide variety of alphabet fonts, both Latin and non-Latin, symbol fonts for specialized purposes, and novelty fonts for display and decoration.

Hewlett-Packard DeskWriter 550C Paper Handling

Continuous Feeding

Standard Feeders: One Paper Tray [capacity: 100 sheets or 20 envelopes]

1. Slide the paper width adjustment lever to the left. The paper width adjustment lever is located below the left corner of the tray.

2. Pull out the paper tray extender. The paper tray extender is located at the center front edge of the tray.

3. Take out a inch (approximately 1 cm) stack of paper (about 100 sheets) and tap the paper edge on a flat surface to even the stack.

4. Insert the stack of paper squarely into the tray, print side down. Make sure the right edge of the paper is aligned again the right wall of the tray.

5. Push the paper tray extender in toward the printer, making sure the paper does not buckle in the tray.

6. Slide the paper width adjustment lever to the right, making sure that the paper does not buckle in the tray. This will ensure that the right edge of the paper is aligned against the right wall of the tray and minimize skewed printing. If you are using US letter (8 inch x 11 inch) or US legal (8 inch x 14 inch) size paper, slide the lever back to the left.

Paper size is selected by DIP switches

Envelope Feeding

Be sure to use only No. 10 (US) or DL (European) size envelopes in your DeskJet 550C printer.

1. Hold down the IN tray release button and pull the IN tray toward you until it stops. Make sure to remove any media from the IN tray

2. Open the OUT tray cover.

3. Slide the paper width adjustment lever to the appropriate envelope setting.

4. Remove up to 20 envelopes from their packaging and tap the short edge of the envelopes on a flat surface to even the stack.

5. Slide the envelopes evenly into the IN tray, address side down (flap side up), past the green envelope stop. Make sure the creased flap edge of the stack aligns with the right side of the printer.

6. Raise the green envelope stop.

7. Push the IN tray into the printer until it stops.

8. Close the OUT tray cover.

Printable Region

Letter:

Left: .25 in. Top: .26 in.

Right: .25 in. Bottom: .59 in.

Legal:

Left: .25 in. Top: .26 in.

Right: .25 in. Bottom: .59 in.

Envelope:

Left: .75 in. Top: .0 in.

Right: .75 in. Bottom: .5 in.

Note: Actual imageable area may vary depending on the application program and/or printer driver.

Hewlett-Packard DeskWriter 550C Messages

Message Meaning Resolution
Error Light On The printer is out of media. Load media in the printer's IN tray and press the select button to resume printing.

If media is loaded, push the IN tray drawer toward the pritner until it stops. Then press the select button on the printer to resume printing.

The Error light blinks The media jammed. Clear the media jam and press select to resume printing.
All printer control panel lights blink in unison The power module connection is loose

or

The print cartridge cradles are unable to move.

Turn off the printer and disconnect the power module from the printer. Reinsert the power module plug firmly into the printer's power socket and turn on the printer.

or

Turn off the printer. Open the printer's top cover and remove anything blocking the movement of the print cartridge cradles. Gently move the cartridge cradles to the left and back again with your hand. Turn on the printer.

The printer control panel lights blink sequentially The printer's internal circuitry failed the printer self test. Turn off the printer and turn it back on again. If the lights continue to blink, call service.

Hewlett-Packard DeskWriter 550C Interfaces

The DeskWriter 550C uses a standard 8 pin port for its interface. It can be used on a LocalTalk network or direct serial.

AppleTalk

Availability: Standard

Connection: Standard 8 Pin AppleTalk

Activation: Automatic

Serial

Availability: Standard (Uses same connection, differences are software driven)

Connection: RS-422-A Serial (57.6 Kbps)

Activation: Automatic