HP 5550dn Series Colour Laser Printer

renoir is an HP 5550dn colour laser printer configured to print onto A3 or A4 plain paper and A4 transparencies.

The printer will print double-sided on A4 paper BY DEFAULT.

To print to transparencies, you can either select "Transparency" as the media type from the xlp graphical interface or pass command line options to lp

e.g. lp -d renoir -o MediaType=Transparency file.ps

To print duplex, you can specify the duplex options from xlp or pass command line arguments to lp.

Duplex Short Edge Binding
lp -d renoir -o Duplex=DuplexTumble file.ps

Duplex Long Edge Binding
lp -d renoir -o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble file.ps

To print simplex (single sided), you can specify the simplex options from xlp or pass command line arguments to lp.

Simplex Printing
lp -d renoir -o Duplex=None file.ps

From Windows you should be able to select the media type and duplex options from the printer dialog.


Windows Configuration

The table below lists the Windows driver options that need to be set.

Driver Option Value
Duplex Unit Installed
Memory 128 - 191MB
Tray 3 Installed
Tray 4 Installed
Tray 4 Assignment A3