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HP Printers - Device Types For SAP Printing

Introduction

This document lists the HP printers that have SAP printing support, the recommended SAP device types for each, and a link to the latest download. It is intended primarily for system administrators in a business environment.

Device types are available for HP Business Inkjet printers, HP LaserJet printers, HP OfficeJet Enterprise printers, HP PageWide Enterprise printers, HP OfficeJet Pro printers, and HP PageWide Pro printers on the basis of PCL5 and PostScript support. For PCL3 or host-based printers, go to SAP printing with PCL3 or host-based printers (c05063244).

Use this document to determine which device types are recommended for your PCL5-capable printer(s).

HP LaserJet

Unless otherwise indicated, the following device types use "Western European" or "North American" character sets ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1).

NOTE: If you have a new commercial HP LaserJet Enterprise printer that supports PCL5, there might be a delay in getting SAP support. Check the table below periodically for the latest SAP support.

How to install an SAP device type

Consumer printers
HP Printer or HP Multifunction Printer
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP LaserJet Pro M201-M202
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M225-M226
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP M276
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP M277
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 1022
4.6C & higher
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415 Color MFP (fn-fnw)
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet CP1525 Color Printer (n-nw)
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf MFP
4.5A & higher

How to install an SAP device type

Commercial printers
HP Printer
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro M402-M403 (d-dw)
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro M402-M403 (n-dn)
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro 400 MFP M425
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426-M427 (dw)
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426f-M427f (fdn-fdw)
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro M435 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro 400 color Printer M451
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Pro M452
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro 400 color MFP M475
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise M506
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro M521 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M525
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M527
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color M551
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M552
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color MFP M575
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M577
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M602
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 M603
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise M604
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise M605
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise M606
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M630
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M651
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise MFP M680
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Pro M706
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Printer M712
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M725
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 color MFP M775
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise M806
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise flow M830 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M855
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise flow M880 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color MFP S951dn
4.5A & higher
HP MFP S956dn
4.5A & higher
HP Color MFP S970dn
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CM1015/CM1017 MFP
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 1100 (printer)
4.6C & higher
HP LaserJet 1160 (printer)
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 1200
4.0A & higher
HP LaserJet 1320
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet M1522 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet P2015
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CP2025
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet P2055
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 2200
4.0A & higher
HP LaserJet 2300
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CM2320 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 2400/2410/2420/2430 (
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 2700
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet M2727 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 3000
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet P3005
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise P3010/P3011/P3015
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet M3027 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet M3035 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CP3505 (dn-x)
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CP3520/CP3525 (dn-x)
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CM3530 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 3700
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 3800
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 4000
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CP4005
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet P4010/P4014
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet P4015
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4020/CP4025 (dn-n)
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 4100 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 4240
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 4250
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 4200, 4300
4.5B & higher
HP LaserJet 4345 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet M4345 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet P4510/P4515
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4520/CP4525 (dn-xh)
4.5 & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CM4540 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 4550
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet Enterprise M4555 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 4600
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 4610n
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 4650
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 4700
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 4730 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CM4730 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 5000
4.0A & higher
HP LaserJet M5025 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet M5035 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 5100
4.5B & higher
HP LaserJet 5200
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CP5225 (dn-n)
4.5 & higher
HP Color LaserJet 5500
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 5550
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP5520/CP5525
4.5 & higher
HP Color LaserJet CP6015
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet CM6030/CM6040 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 8000
4.5A & higher
HP CM8000/CM8050/CM8060 Color MFP with Edgeline
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 8150 printer
4.0A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 8550 printer
4.5 & higher
HP Color LaserJet 8550 MFP
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 9000 printer
4.0A & higher
HP LaserJet 9000 MFP
4.0A & higher
HP LaserJet 9040 printer
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 9040 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 9050 printer
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet 9050 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet M9040 / M9050 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 9055mfp
4.5A & higher
HP LaserJet 9065mfp
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 9500
4.5A & higher
HP Color LaserJet 9500 MFP
4.5B & higher
HP Color 9850mfp
4.5 & higher

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HP LaserJet All-in-Ones

NOTE: The SAP device types for specific HP printers use PCL5 fonts in the printer for printing. The HP LaserJet All-in-One printers only ship with a limited set of PCL5 fonts (courier and line printer). Instead of using a printer-specific SAP device type, for Windows printing, use the SAPWIN device type, which requires Server-based printing via SAPSprint or Frontend Printing via SAP GUI. For non-Windows printing, use the POST2 device type.
HP All-in-One
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP Color LaserJet 2820 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP Color LaserJet 2840 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP LaserJet 3030 AiO
4.X & higher
HP LaserJet 3050 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP LaserJet 3052 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP LaserJet 3055 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP LaserJet 3200 AiO
4.X & higher
HP LaserJet 3380 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP LaserJet 3390 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a
HP LaserJet 3392 AiO
SAPWIN1,2
n/a

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HP OfficeJet

Unless otherwise indicated, the following device types use "Western European" or "North American" character sets ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1).

How to install an SAP device type

HP Printer
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP OfficeJet Pro 251dw
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Pro 276dw MFP
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Pro X451
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Pro X476 MFP
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Pro X551dw
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Enterprise X555
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Pro X576dw MFP
4.5A & higher
HP OfficeJet Enterprise MFP X585
4.5 & higher
HP OfficeJet 9130 All-in-One
4.0B & higher
NOTE: HP OfficeJet Printers that support PCL3 (rather than PCL5 or PostScript) can use the SAPWIN device type. Go to SAP printing with PCL3 or host-based printers (c05063244).

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HP PageWide

Unless otherwise indicated, the following device types use "Western European" or "North American" character sets ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1).

How to install an SAP device type

HP Printer
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP PageWide Pro 452
4.5A and higher
HP PageWide Pro 477 MFP
4.5A and higher
HP PageWide Pro 552
4.5A and higher
HP PageWide Pro 577 MFP
4.5A and higher
HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556
4.5A and higher
HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586
4.5A and higher

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HP Business Inkjet

Unless otherwise indicated, the following device types use "Western European" or "North American" character sets ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1).

How to install an SAP device type

HP Printer
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP 2500c Pro
4.5B & higher
HP Business InkJet 2200/2250
4.X & higher
HP Business InkJet 2300
4.0A and higher
HP Business InkJet 2800
4.0A & higher
HP Business InkJet 3000
4.5A & higher

If your printer is not listed above, go to SAP printing with PCL3 or host-based printers .

If the device type you downloaded does not work, try using a generic device type.

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HP Generic device types

HP Printer
Recommended Device type (.PRI files)
Supported SAP Release
HP LaserJet family (mono)
4.5 & higher
HP Color LaserJet family
4.5 & higher
HP LaserJet family
SAPWIN
3.0E & higher
NOTE: SAPWIN is a generic device type for printers (or fax devices) configured to print from Windows PCs by means of the SAP System program (SAPLPD) using Windows printer drivers. SAPWIN requires Server-based printing via SAPSprint or Frontend Printing via SAPgui. As of SAP release 3.0E, you can use SAPWIN to print proportional fonts and lines/boxes in SAPscript, and to Print black and white or color TIFF graphics using 32-bit SAPlpd in Windows.2

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About printer drivers and device types

A device type is a configuration file for the SAP printer driver that ensures proper functionality between the SAP data stream and the PCL5 printer (or other output device) where the data is sent. When a new printer is defined in the SAP environment, a device type must be specified to enable direct printing from the SAP applications to the printer.

In the SAP System, a distinction is made between "printer driver" and "device type." The device type consists of all the attributes defined for an output device. For correct access, these must be made known in the SAP System. One of these attributes is the printer driver to be used by SAPscript (SAP System forms processor) for the particular printer.

There are five SAPscript printer drivers for the following:

  • HP-PCL5

  • PostScript printers (PS level 2)

  • PRESCRIBE (for example, Kyocera FS-1500)

  • Device types SWIN/SAPWIN/xxSWIN/xxSAPWIN

  • All other models

In most cases, the SAP System already provides the appropriate device type for the printer type for the printer model that you want to use. When you define an output device, choose the name of the device type that was defined in the SAP System for your printer model, such as Post2 for a PostScript printer.

The last driver is known as the "standard driver." It cannot provide absolutely precise positioning on the paper and does not support proportional fonts. Printer drivers are relevant for forms output with SAPscript. For the output of ABAP lists, special printer drivers are only used as of SAP Release 4.5A. They are anchored in the C kernel and are developed and maintained exclusively by SAP.

In the spool environment, device types refer not only to printers but also to other output devices, for example, fax machines. Device types support specific printers or printer models. Device type definitions are stored completely in tables and can be individually adapted, modified or enhanced. The list of device types is continually expanded.

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Device types overview

Generally, device types with the “Z” prefix are custom device types developed by users or print vendors for specific purposes. These device types are developed and fully tested in accordance with SAP development and testing guidelines. In most cases, they are the same device types available through SAP. HP provides the “Z” prefix versions of these device types as an optional way for users to access the device types.

  • ZHPLJCM1 is a common device type for most newer HP LaserJet printers and HP PageWide printers that have released since Fall 2006. This device type has the following features:

    • Supported languages: ISO Latin 1

    • PDL: PCL 5 - Duplex Printing: Yes

    • Input Tray: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    • Output Tray: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    • Additional print options: Input trays, Output trays, Double-sided (duplex) printing, and Staple option

    • User password

    • Status feedback with SNMP: Yes

  • ZHPUTF8F is the device type that supports the HP International Printing Solution (IPS) for Unicode for HP LaserJet Printers.

  • ZI7HP4 is the device type for the HP Greek font for HP LaserJet printers.

  • SAPWIN - SAPWIN is a generic device type for printers (or fax devices) configured to print from Windows PCs by means of the SAP System program SAPLPD1 using Windows printer drivers. SAPWIN device types use the ISO 8859-1 (aka Latin 1) character set.

    NOTE: As of SAP release 3.0E, you can use SAPWIN to Print proportional fonts and lines/boxes in SAPscript and to Print black and white as well as color TIFF graphics (in 32-bit SAPlpd in Windows).2
  • SAPWIN5 - The device type for printing Cyrillic characters (character set ISO 8859-5, for example Russian) with SAPlpd/Microsoft Windows. This device type works exclusively with the Russian Windows 95 or NT 4.0 (not with Windows 3.1). To use it, a 32-bit version of the SAPlpd with a number 4.00 or higher is required1.

  • POSTSCPT - The SAP device type which is used for pure PostScript printers1.

  • POST2 - New device type for PostScript-level-2 printers which can be used alternatively to POSTSCPT1. The device type POST2 offers an improved output of ABAP print lists by using a special PostScript-L2 printer driver and can therefore only be used in SAP System releases as of 4.5A.

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Create a Custom Device Type for SAP printing

The device type indicates the type of printer and provides the SAP System with the information it needs to correctly control the printer output including commands for font selection, page size, character set selection, and so on. Most printers can also be controlled using a generic or printer-independent format, such as PostScript (Post2).

If a specific device type is not available, and generic device types cannot be used, users can create a custom device type or edit a copy of an existing SAP device type using the Spool Administrator (SPAD). Only administrators with specialist knowledge of the SAP Spool System and printer driver code should do this. For detailed information about device types, go to the SAP Service Marketplace Non-HP site and search for "Device Types for SAP Output Devices (Detailed Information)".

NOTE: SAP does not support modified Device Types and HP does not currently provide any services to create custom device types for users.

Generally, device types with the “Z” prefix are custom device types developed by users or print vendors for specific purposes. These device types are developed and fully tested in accordance with SAP development and testing guidelines. In most cases, they are the same device types available through SAP. HP provides the “Z” prefix versions of these device types as an optional way for users to access the device types.

Users can hardcode a default feature to a specific media type, which means every time the media type is selected when using this device type, it will print based on the new default. For example, if the printer initialization for Letter was set to the default input tray 4, every time letter was selected, it would print only from tray 4.

Users can add a Print Control and embed it in each output file. In addition, they can add a custom media type to the device type, so the user can select, for example, LetterTray4 to pull Letter-size media from Tray 4.

  • All custom device types have a “Z” prefix.

  • Device Type definitions can only be created in SAP.

  • Typically, only a System Admin will have authorization to create a Device Type.

For more information, go to the SAP Portal:

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (922930) HELVE/TIMES: Which printer fonts are used?

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (750219) Unicode UTF-8 printing with HP printers

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (94233) Support of MICR font

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Printing with checks and barcodes

The device type consists of all the attributes defined for an output device. They cover aspects such as control commands for font selection, page size, character set selection, character set used and so on. These do not include aspects for barcode or check printing.

Barcode and Check printing solutions are not supported by HP. For barcode or check printing from the SAP System with HP LaserJet printers, please contact the third-party partner for the specific solution. These solutions may require a DIMM module such as a barcode or MICR DIMM or additional fonts or symbols such as E13B, CMC7, OCR-A and OCR-B.

For more information, go to the SAP Note & Knowledge Base Non-HP site and search for the following notes:

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (12305) Barcode solutions for HP LaserJet printers

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (121305) Barcode SIMMs/DIMMs for HP LaserJet printers

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (45643) Barcode control sequences for Jetmobile BarSIMM

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (197177) Printing 2-D barcodes with SAPscript (PDF417, UPS Maxicode, DataMatrix)

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (94233) MICR printing

For more information, go to the SAP Portal:

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (5196) Printing barcodes with SAPscript

  • SAP Note Non-HP site : (119604) Barcodes Code 128, EAN-128, UCC-128

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Troubleshooting

SAP device type files are required in order to enable direct-printing from an SAP R/3 server because SAP runs on many platforms and operating systems, and its applications produce documents in proprietary formats, SAP has developed its own output management system to shield users from server operating system printing intricacies, enable direct printing from the applications to a variety of output devices, and ensure seamless output in all environments.

This system is part of the SAP applications running on a server, and includes generic SAP-developed printer drivers that format output data streams being sent to a printer. Because these drivers are generic, they need the device type files to supply them with specific configuration information about the various printing devices the data streams may be sent to. This is true regardless of the server operating system the SAP applications are running on (e.g. Windows, UNIX, Linux, etc.). Without the proper device type files, the SAP drivers will not know the personalities of the various printing devices, and direct printing from the SAP server will not be enabled.

SAP provides development and testing of device types for HP printers to ensure the support of SAP standard printing functionality. SAP assumes first-tier support for these device types via its SAP Service Marketplace Web site. HP can neither support nor guarantee the functional performance of these device types. For problems with any device type, contact SAP customer support at http://www.sap.com/contactsap Non-HP site .

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Footnotes

1
For more information, go to the SAP Note & Knowledge Base Non-HP site , and search for the following SAP Notes:
  • 1103826 Printer is missing in the Device Type Selection Wizard

  • 1036961 Device type selection wizard in transaction SPAD

2
See SAP Note # 39031 Print/fax bitmap graphics from SAPscript.

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