The 1284 parallel port standard was developed by the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The term "1284-B" refers to a specific
connector type on the end of the parallel cable that attaches to the peripheral
(for example, a printer). A 1284-B connector is larger than a 1284-C
connector, for example.
Automatic document feeder. The ADF is used to automatically feed originals
into the device for copying, scanning, or faxing.
A designation given to HP devices that can perform several functions, such as
printing, faxing, copying, and scanning.
Short for Web browser, a software program that is used to locate and open
The process of printing a multiple-copy job in sets. When collate is selected,
the device prints an entire set before printing additional copies. Otherwise, the
device prints the specified number of copies of one page before printing the
The difference between the dark and light areas of an image. The lower the
number value, the more closely the shades resemble each other. The higher
the number, the more the shades appear separate from each other.
Dual inline memory module, a small circuit board that holds memory. A single
in-line memory module (SIMM) has a 32-bit path to the memory, whereas a
DIMM has a 64-bit path.
dots per inch (dpi)
A measurement of resolution that is used for scanning and printing. Generally,
more dots per inch result in a higher resolution, more visible detail in the
image, and a larger file size.
See dots per inch (dpi).
EconoMode is a toner-saving feature on the device. EconoMode reduces the
amount of toner on a printed page, so that the print cartridge lasts longer. The
printed result is similar to printing a document in draft mode.
Extended capabilities port, a parallel-port standard for computers that supports
bidirectional communication between the computer and attached devices
(such as a printer).
e-mail (electronic mail)
An abbreviation for electronic mail. Software that can be used to electronically
transmit items over a communications network.
The way the contents of a file are structured by a program or group of
Shades of gray that represent light and dark portions of an image when color
images are converted to grayscale; colors are represented by various shades
An image type that simulates grayscale by varying the number of dots. Highly
colored areas consist of a large number of dots, while lighter areas consist of a
smaller number of dots.
HP Director toolbar
Available for Macintosh only. A software screen that is used when working with
documents. When the document is loaded into the automatic document feeder
(ADF) and the computer is connected directly to the device, the HP Director
appears on the computer screen to initiate faxing, copying, or scanning.
The HP toolbox is a Web page that opens in a Web browser and provides
access to the device management and troubleshooting tools, embedded Web
server, and device documentation.
A connection to a program or device that can be used to send information from
the device software to other programs, such as e-mail, electronic fax, and OCR
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software
OCR software converts an electronic image of text, such as a scanned
document, into a form that word processor, spreadsheet, and database
programs can use.
A printer driver is a program that software programs use to gain access to a
device’s features. A printer driver translates a software program’s formatting
commands (such as page breaks and font selection) into a printer language
(such as PostScript or PCL), and then sends the print file to the device.
An optical character recognition (OCR) program that was developed by I.R.I.
S. and that is included with the device software.
The sharpness of an image, measured in dots per inch (dpi). The higher the
dpi, the greater the resolution.
A device that protects a power supply and communications lines from
An industry standard for scanners and software. By using a TWAIN-compliant
scanner with a TWAIN-compliant program, a scan can be initiated from within
Uniform resource locator, the global address of documents and resources on
the Internet. The first part of the address indicates what protocol to use, the
second part specifies the IP address or the domain name where the resource
USB (compatible with 2.0 specifications)
Universal serial bus (USB) is a standard that was developed by the USB
Implementers Forum, Inc., to connect computers and peripherals. Unlike the
parallel port, USB is designed to concurrently connect a single computer USB
port to multiple peripherals.
A watermark adds background text to a document that is being printed. For
example, “Confidential” can be printed in the background text of a document to
indicate that the document is confidential. A selection can be made from a set
of predefined watermarks, and the font, size, angle, and style can be
changed. The printer can place the watermark on the first page only or all
Windows Imaging Architecture (WIA) is an imaging architecture that is
available in Windows Me and Windows XP. A scan can be initiated from within
these operating systems by using a WIA-compliant scanner.