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Save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by automatically turning off your printer

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Benefits of Auto On/Auto Off Technology ›
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Introduction: An industry first, HP Auto On/Auto Off technology gives you convenient control over your energy consumption by scheduling your printers to automatically turn on when you need them and off when you don't.

Benefits of Auto On/Auto Off Technology

LaserJet M175NW with Auto Off
Models that offer the Auto Off function can use up to 26 times less energy than a traditional Sleep mode.
Person programming Auto Off technology via printer controls
You can configure your device to automatically turn off either when it senses there is no activity after a set interval, or at a predetermined time each day.
•  Cost savings: Models that offer the Auto Off function can use up to 26 times less energy than a traditional sleep mode.
•  Ready when you are: With HP's innovative Auto Off technology, you can configure your device to automatically turn off either when it senses there is no activity after a set interval, or at a predetermined time each day.
If your device also includes HP Auto On technology, you can decide whether it will awaken at a set time each day (and you can exclude days, such as Saturday and Sunday) or if it will awaken when it senses activity.
•  Personal controls: You can decide which types of interactions will awaken your device, such as a print request, control panel activity, or an incoming fax.1 The fewer activities you select, the more resources you'll save.
•  Good for the environment: The HP Auto On/Auto Off feature reflects an ongoing commitment to help drive down energy consumption.

Configure Auto On/Auto Off Technology

Screen shot of Auto On/Auto Off configuration from browser
HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) lets you configure HP Auto On/Auto Off from any networked computer with a Web browser.
Screen shot of HP Control panel
Many printers offer easy access to settings from the front control panel of the device.
You can access settings for HP Auto On/Auto Off in three different ways:
1)  HP Embedded Web Server (EWS): Lets you configure HP Auto On/Auto Off from any networked computer with a Web browser. Here's how to access settings via HP EWS:
1.  In your web browser's address field, enter your device's IP address (for example, http://198.168.1.1; this can be located by printing a configuration page).
2.  Select the System Tab.
3.  Select the PowerSave Setup sub-menu on the left side of the page. This displays the Power Console page shown at left.
4.  Set your Sleep, Auto On, and Auto Off preferences.1
The HP EWS also has a power meter, which provides an estimation of the level of energy consumption at the current settings. When the arrow drops below the line, the device is configured for its lowest power mode.
2)  HP Print Console: This method of set up runs from the desktop of your PC.
3)  Control panel: Offers easy access to settings from the front panel of your device. It provides the same capabilities as the HP EWS Power Console and the HP Print Console, but is organized in a number of menu structures. Menu layout and selection process will vary by product, but the same basic content will be available in all devices with HP Auto On/Auto Off technology.

Find a printer with Auto On2/ Auto Off3 Technology

Printer name Price Type of printer
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Black-and-white single-function
LaserJet Pro P1606dn Black-and-white single-function
HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw Color single-function
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf Color multifunction
HP LaserJet M1217nfw Color multifunction

Learn more

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•  Discover other great traits of HP multifunction printers.
1.  HP Auto On and Auto Off capabilities subject to printer and settings.
2.  Auto "wake" will not function with relevant network print jobs for select printers.
3.  Auto "wake" will function for all "events," but user must activate via embedded Web server (EWS).