asked Oct 2, 2003 at 1:17pm
Hp HP Business Inkjet 2300

HP LaserJet 2300

Our HP 2300dn is so annoying!! We use it as a network B&W printer serving roughly 15-20 people. If you don't define which tray you want to print to, it will pull from whichever tray it feels like (the manual tray or the built-in tray). Sometimes it will duplex for no apparent reason. It's really pissing a lot of people off in my office! We are on a Mac network (mostly OS 9, a couple of OS X-ers). Has anyone else dealt with this?
It is not a printer issue. It is a driver issue. The job is calling for labels. Check the properties under the driver to see what type paper the job is asking for.
by dmzcompute on Sep 1, 2006 at 3:00pm Add comment
My HP 2300n says "Load tray 1 labels letter". I guess a sensor is screwed up or something. This printer is used by high school kids and they must've messed it up. If I open the front door, it says "Load tray 2 labels letter". Any suggestions? got any service manuals for this beast?
by sbaker_3 on Sep 1, 2006 at 12:50pm Add comment
I installed July 2007 version of the driver on two computers with this printer after experiencing this and similar issues. The area to be concerned with is as follows:
Printer properties > "General" tab > "Printing Preferences" button > "Printing Shortcuts" tab.

The first thing to be aware of is that whichever "Printing shortcuts" profile is highlighted when this window is closed becomes the default. If the "Paper type" for that profile/shortcut is set to "Labels," that's what the printer will try to do first.

I recommend just adjusting the "General Everyday Printing" profile to "Tray 2"/"Letter"/"Unspecified"/"Portrait"/"None."
by Jason Brewer on Aug 6, 2007 at 2:26pm Add comment
When I open an e-mail and select print and check printer properties, it shows "Everyday Printing" using "Automatically Select" as the "Paper Source". When I try to change to "Tray 2", it requires me to save as. If I do that, the next e-mail I attempt to print goes right back to "Automatically Select" as the "Paper Source". How can I get the printer to automatically print from tray 2 for e-mails and documents?
by unknown on Jun 25, 2010 at 4:47am Add comment
You need to go to the properties of the printer by right clicking on the printer icon, scroll down to properties and left click. Now go to printing preferecnes and make the change to tray 2 and apply the settings and it will always come up with it.

by dmzcompute on Jun 25, 2010 at 7:14pm Add comment
Wanting to use one Laserjet 2300 parallel port to one desktop computer and another laptop computer to the USB port. Will it work? Only want to print from one at a time.
by JCS47 on Aug 12, 2011 at 5:14pm Add comment
by moe on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:54pm Add comment