HP LaserJet 4, 4M Plus Printers - Product Specifications

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MODEL NUMBERS AND PRICING
SERIAL NUMBER
PRINTER DESCRIPTION
PRINTER FEATURES
RESIDENT FONTS
RESIDENT SYMBOL SETS
CARTRIDGE FONTS
MEMORY (RAM) EXPANSION
OPTIONAL MEMORY REQUIREMENTS
PAGE PROTECT ON (MEMORY USAGE)
TEXT AND GRAPHICS RESOLUTION (DPI)
PERFORMANCE
UPGRADE FROM EARLIER PRINTER
PAPER HANDLING
PAPER SPECIFICATIONS - HP LASERJET 4 PLUS PRINTER DATA SHEET
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
TONER
ELECTRICAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
WARRANTY
SAFETY ( UL, CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT )
MANUALS

Model Numbers and Pricing

Description

Model Number

HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer (9-pin RS-232-C serial & Bi-tronics parallel interfaces) USA--100 or 115 V +/- 10%, 50 or 60 Hz +/- 2 Hz.

C2037A #ABA

HP LaserJet 4M Plus printer (9-pin RS-232-C serial, Bi-Tronics parallel, LocalTalk, 10BASE-T, and 10BASE 2 interfaces (Multi-protocol HP JetDirect network interface card J2552A)). Includes 4 MB of optional SIMM memory & PostScript (TM) Level 2. USA--100 or 115 V +/- 10%, 50 or 60 Hz +/- 2 Hz.

C2039A #ABA

HP LaserJet 4 Plus & C2039A #XXX* HP LaserJet 4M Plus printers (9-pin RS-232-C serial & Bi-Tronics parallel interfaces).

C2037A #XXX*

* XXX refers to all the foreign options available.

OPTION NUMBER

LANGUAGE

POWER (VOLTS)

ABB

English (Europe)

220

ABC

French (Canada)

115

ABD

German (Europe)

220

ABE

Spanish (Europe)

220

ABF

French (Europe)

220

ABG

English (Australia)

220

ABH

Dutch

220

ABM

Spanish (Mexico)

115

ABN

Norwegian

220

ABP

German (Swiss)

220

ABQ

French (Swiss)

220

ABS

Swedish

220

ABU

English (UK)

220

ABX

Finish

220

ABY

Danish

220

ABZ

Italian (Europe)

220

AB8

Turkish

220

AB9

Portuguese (Europe)

220

ACQ

English (South African)

220

ACN

Italian (Swiss)

220

AC4

Portuguese (Brazil)

115

AKD

Polish

220

AW2

---

---

AKG

East Central Europe / Latin 2/5

---

AR2

Greek Font Cartridge

---

AR3

Russian Font Cartridge

---

Serial Number

Located on back of printer above power cord receptacle.

Printer Description

The HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer (HP part number C2037A #ABA) provides 600-dpi resolution and built-in Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) with a throughput of up to 12 pages per minute. It has scalable fonts, hot I/O's, dual-bin input, enhanced PCL 5 Language, HP's new Memory Enhancement technology (MEt), and the HP-GL/2 enhancement for plotter output. It also has an optional duplex unit, optional envelope feeder, and optional output stacker.

Printer Features

PCL Printer Language

Enhanced Level 5

Interfaces

9-pin RS-232-C & Bi-Tronics parallel

Optional I/O (MIO)

Yes

Status Checking for HP 3000

Optional

Video I/O

No

AppleTalk I/O

Optional

Font Cartridge Slots

1

Total Memory

2 MB

User Memory

1.6 MB @ 300 dpi/1.4 MB @ 600 dpi

Fonts Per Page

Limited only by memory

Downloadable Soft Fonts

Limited only by memory

Macros/Forms

Limited only by memory

Forms Overlay

Yes

Rules, Gray Shades, Patterns

Yes

Character Height

Limited only by memory & page size

Duplex

Optional

Auto Font Rotation

Yes

Macro Cartridge Support

Yes

Page Count

Yes

Page Protect

Yes

Resident Fonts

Orient

Sym.
Set

Spac.

Pitch

Pt.
Size

Style

Stroke

Typeface

The HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer (HP part number C2037A #ABA) contains the following resident Intellifont and TrueType (TM) typefaces with the following styles and stroke weights:

INTELLIFONT TYPEFACE

 

Albertus

Medium, Extrabold

Antique Olive

Medium, Italic

Clarendon Condensed

 

Coronet

 

Courier

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

Garamond

Antiqua, Cursiv, Halbfett, Kursiv Halbfett

Letter Gothic

Medium, Italic, Bold

Marigold

 

CG Omega

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

CG Times

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

Univers

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

Univers Condensed

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

TrueType Typeface

 

Arial (R)

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

Symbol

 

Times New Roman (R)

Medium, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

Wingdings

 

Bitmapped Typeface

 

Line Printer

Medium (16.66 pitch)

NOTE: The HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer automatically rotates fonts to the orientation specified. Thus all fonts (resident, cartridge, SIMM, and soft) can be printed in portrait, landscape, reverse portrait, and reverse landscape.

Resident Symbol Sets

See Appendix (A) of the HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer User's Manual.

Cartridge Fonts

The HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer will accept all HP cartridge fonts except the Epson/IBM Emulation Cartridge and the PostScript Cartridges.

Memory (RAM) Expansion

You may install any combination (up to four SIMM boards total) of the following optional SIMM memory:

C3130A 1 MB SIMM

1,024 KB

C3131A 2 MB SIMM

2,048 KB

C3132A 4 MB SIMM

4,096 KB

C3133A 8 MB SIMM

8,192 KB

C3146A 16 MB SIMM

16,384 KB

NOTE: Memory boards increase the printer's I/O buffer size. For each MB added to the printer, the I/O buffer size is automatically increased by 100 KB. However, the I/O buffer size can be set manually from the front panel of the printer.

Optional Memory Requirements

Full-page (letter-sized) 150-dpi graphics

None

Half-page (letter-sized) 300-dpi graphics

None

Full-page (letter-sized) 300-dpi graphics

None

Full-page (legal-sized) 300-dpi graphics

None

Half-page (letter-sized) 600-dpi graphics

See note below

Full-page (letter-sized) 600-dpi graphics

See note below

Full-page (legal-sized) 600-dpi graphics

See note below

Full-page (duplex) 600-dpi graphics

May require an additional 4 MB

NOTE: The optional memory required for HP LaserJet family printers is directly influenced by the complexity of the graphics and soft fonts in use. With the introduction of MEt, optional memory may not be required for graphics printing. However, printer performance may be enhanced by adding more memory. SIMM specifications for the HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer are 72 pin, 32 bit, and 80 ns. Presence detect must also be available on the SIMM. (The HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer can use 36-bit memory from the HP LaserJet 4 printer.)

Page Protect On (memory usage)

Auto

0 KB

Text and Graphics Resolution (DPI)

Text Resolution with Standard Memory

Text

300 x 300 or 600 x 600 dpi

Graphics Resolution with Standard Memory

75 dpi

Full-page

100 dpi

Full-page

150 dpi

Full-page

300 dpi

Full-page

600 dpi

Depends on how many data can be compressed with Adaptive Compression

Performance

Pages per minute

Up to 12

First Page (after receipt of data)

Less than 18.6 seconds

Warm-up Time (depends on amount of memory)

Less than 45 seconds

Duty Cycle

Up to 20,000 pages

Upgrade from Earlier Printer

None

Paper Handling

Standard Input Trays

2

MP Tray

 

Capacity

 

Paper

100 Sheets

Envelopes

10 Envelopes

Media load

 

Paper

Face up, top toward printer

Envelopes

Face up, flap to left

Paper Cassette

 

Capacity

250 Sheets

Media load

Face down, top to front of printer

Optional Input Trays

3

Replacement Paper Cassette

 

Capacity (Letter, Legal, Executive, A4)

250 Sheets

Capacity (A4)

250 Sheets

Media load

Face down, top to front of printer

Lower Cassette

 

*Capacity (Letter, Legal, Executive, A4)

500 Sheets

Envelope Feeder

 

Capacity

75 Envelopes

Media load

Face up, flap to left

Standard Output Trays

1

Capacity (Face down, correct order)

250 Sheets

Job Offset

No

Optional Output Tray

1

Capacity (Face down, correct order)

1000 Sheets

Optional Duplex Unit (C3157A)

 

* This tray is standard with the lower cassette assembly C2083D.

Paper Specifications - HP LASERJET 4 Plus Printer Data Sheet

Media Selection

Maximum Paper Size

8.5" x 14"

Minimum Paper Size

3.5" x 6.3"

Basis Weight

 

MP Tray

16 to 36 pound (60 to 135 g/m sq)

Paper Cassette

16 to 28 pound (60 to 105 g/m sq)

Optional Lower Cassette

16 to 24 pound (60 to 90 g/m sq)

Duplex Printing (Letter/A4/Legal)

16 to 24 pound (60 to 90 g/m sq)

Caliper (thickness)

3.0 to 7.0 mils

Moisture Content

4% to 6% by weight

Smoothness

60 to 250 Sheffield

Acid Content

5.5 pH to 8.0 pH

Grain

Long Grain

Fusing compatibility - must not scorch, melt, offset material, or release hazardous emissions when heated to 392 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for 0.1 second.

Finishing (Cutting Dimension Tolerance & Angle) - Cut sheet to within +/- 0.0313 inch (0.79 mm) of nominal, corners 90 degree +/- 0.2 degree.

Ash Content - Not to exceed 10 percent or contain large amounts of clay or talc.

Furnish (Composition) - 100 percent chemical wood pulp and/or cotton fiber.

Special Paper

Transparencies Supported

MP Tray is recommended

Label Stock Supported

MP Tray is recommended

Cotton Bond 100% or less

MP Tray is recommended

Supported Envelope Sizes

Com-10 (Business)

4.12 x 9.5 inches / 105 x 241 mm

Monarch (Letter)

3.87 x 7.5 inches / 98 x 191 mm

International DL

4.33 x 8.66 inches / 110 x 220 mm

C5

6.38 x 9.01 inches / 162 x 229 mm

B5

7.0 x 9.9 inches / 176 x 250 mm

Physical Specifications

Width

16.4 inches (41.6 cm)

Depth (body only)

15.9 inches (40.3 cm)

Depth (w/lower cassette option)

18.4 inches (46.7 cm)

Depth (w/duplex option)

19.3 inches (48.8 cm)

Height (printer only)

11.7 inches (29.7 cm)

Height of Optional Lower Cassette

5.0 inches (12.9 cm)

Height of Duplex Option

2.36 inches (6.0 cm)

Weight (excluding toner cartridge)

37.0 lbs (16.8 kg)

Toner

The Toner Imaging System for the HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer uses the HP Toner Cartridge (HP part number 92298A). The HP Toner Cartridge consists of an all-in-one consumable cartridge that prints up to 6,000 pages.

Electrical

   

C2037A #ABA and XXX* printers that are 115 Volts

Voltage

100 V or 115 V +/- 10%

 

Frequencies

50 or 60 Hz +/- 2 Hz

 

Power Consumption at 115 V AC

   

Printing (average)

300 Watts (2.6 Amps), 1023 BTU/HR

 

Standby (average)

80 Watts (0.70Amps), 273 BTU/HR

 

Power Save mode

22 (4 Plus) to 28.5 (4M Plus) Watts

 

Peak Current Draw

10.3 Amps for 20 milliseconds

 

 

C2037A #XXX* for all 220 to 240 Volt printers

Voltage

220 V to 240 V 10%

Frequencies

50 Hz +/- 2 Hz

Power Consumption at 220 V AC

 

Printing (average)

300 Watts (1.36 Amps), 1023 BTU/HR

 

(1.25 Amps at 240 V)

Standby (average)

80 Watts (0.36 Amps), 273 BTU/HR

Power Save mode

22 (HP LaserJet 4 Plus printer) to 28.5 (HP LaserJet 4M Plus printer) Watts

* See page 1 for XXX options for the printer.

Environmental

Temperature (Operating)

50-91 degrees Fahrenheit (10-32.5 degrees Celsius)

Humidity (Operating)

20-80% Relative Humidity

Altitude (Operating)

0-10,000 ft (0-3,100 m)

Acoustics (Printing Maximum)

6.4 Bels

Acoustics (Standby Maximum)

4.5 Bels

Warranty

One year parts and labor from the original date of purchase.

Safety ( UL, Class 1 Laser Product )

* UL 1950 listed

* Complies with IEC 825 Laser Class 1 and EN 60950, CISPR-22/EN 55022 Class A and Class B, EN 50082, IEC 801-2, 801-3, and 801-4. See User's Manual for more information.

Manuals

       

C2037-90901

HP LaserJet 4 Plus and 4M Plus Printer User's Manual

5961-0601

Technical Reference Bundle, which includes:

1. PCL 5 Printer Language Technical Reference Manual

2. PCL 5 Comparison Guide

3. Printer Job Language Technical Reference

4. PCL 5 Printer Language Technical Quick Reference Guide

 

C2037-90940

HP LaserJet 4 Plus and 4M Plus Printer Service Manual

Arial (R) is a U.S. registered trademark of the
Monotype Corporation.

PostScript (TM) is a trademark of
Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be
registered in certain jurisdictions.

Times New Roman (R) is a U.S. registered trademark
of the Monotype Corporation.

TrueType (TM) is a U.S. trademark of
Apple Computer, Inc.

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