Media Handling

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Media Handling

The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer has two standard paper trays and
one optional tray. They are accessed as follows:

Paper can be selected by requesting a media type using the Paper
Type command (

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&n#Wdpapertype, where # is the number of

characters in “papertype”. For example, the command to select Color
paper is

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&n6WdColor. To select “Prepunched” the

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&n11WdPrepunched command would be used.

Tray

Description

Command

Tray 1

Multi-purpose paper tray. This is the
upper-most paper input tray and has a
retractable paper support.

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&

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4H

Tray 2

Lowest standard paper tray

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&

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1H

Tray 3

Optional 500-sheet input paper tray.
When installed, it is the bottom tray.

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&

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5H

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The following paper types are supported:

Sending the “Default” paper type will cancel any previous media type
request that may be in effect, and stops selection of media by type.
Note that both “Card Stock” and “Cardstock” are supported.

Note

When the printer is set to TRAY1=FIRST and paper is in tray 1, the
printer will use the paper from tray 1 without regard to the media
source and page size commands. The page will be formatted to the
size specified in the page size command, but will be printed on the
paper from tray 1. This default behavior can be avoided by either
setting TRAY1= CASSETTE, or by only placing special media such
as overhead transparencies in tray 1.

Paper Type

Command

Bond

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&n5WdBond

Plain

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&n6WdPlain

Color

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&n6WdColor

Labels

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&n7WdLabels

Recycled

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&n9WdRecycled

Letterhead

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&n11WdLetterhead

Cardstock

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&n10WdCardstock

Card stock

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&n11WdCard stock

Prepunched

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&n11WdPrepunched

Preprinted

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&n11WdPreprinted

Transparency

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&n13WdTransparency

Custom

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&n#WdCustomType

1

Rough

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&n6WdRough

Vellum

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&n7WdVellum

Heavy

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&n6WdHeavy

Gloss

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&n6WdGloss

Default

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&n8WdDefault

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For custom paper, replace “CustomType” with the name of the paper, and replace

the “#” with the number of characters in the name, plus 1.

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New Paper Sizes

The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer supports ISO A5 and B5 paper
sizes.

Forms Support

Forms are supported by the use of PCL macros which also include
support for HP-GL/2 commands.