HP LaserJet Pro M 400 401 watermark won't go away running iMac OSX 10.5.8

I bought a HP LaserJet Pro 400M401printer about 7 weeks ago.  It worked fine for a month and then suddenly, without warning, I started to see the word 'PROJECT' to stencil in watermark on all that I printed.  The watermark in the window of the printer is 'Off '. (He has never been turned on.)  I searched for software updates and couldn't find one.

This does not happen when printing with any other device, including a Mac laptop.

Which means I can't use this new printer.  It is useless until this issue is resolved.  Help, please!

Ho agaicha,.

I've seen this happen a couple of times.  I'll keep looking for a real resolution, but in the meantime, I found a work around that have been using people.

This thread: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Mac-Printing-and-Scanning/the-word-quot-draft-quot-prints-on-all-documents-from-the/td-p/1833805

I had the same problem.  The word 'PROJECT' printed on the pages of all applications within Mac OS X 10.5.8.  The printer at the school an M551 color HP LaserJet 500, which is very similar to the LaserJet Pro 400 m401dn in this thread.  'DRAFT' in contour, printed letters on MS Word documents (Mac Office 2008), PDF documents and documents TextEdit.  Some people mentioned that there is a update driver software or utility printer HP with Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6, which fixes this problem.  However, none of these updates were available for 10.5.8.  (I wondered if pilot House HP users, HP Officejet Pro 8500 all-in-One Printer A909a, might have caused a conflict with the HP 500 M551 somehow).  I searched online forums.  In the end, I added a printer preset.  You can do this by opening Text Edit and typing a few words.  Then go to file > print, pretend to print.  Be sure to choose the arrow next to the name of the printer to display under additional options.  Under Orientation, he'll most likely tell TextEdit or layout.  Look through the options in the drop-down list for a watermark option.  He could be under the characteristics of the printer.  Watermark already will be probably disabled, which means it's supposed to be turned off.  Obviously, if you read this thread, you always get the printed word "DRAFT", even if the printer says that watermark is off.  My solution was to create a white watermark.  Place a check next to the watermark option.  Where it gives you the option for the watermark text, move the drop-down list to select "custom".  Then type in the text box.  Then, next to predefined settings, choose the drop-down list and save as.  Assign a name to the screening.  I called mine NoWatermark.  Save/apply if necessary.  Now, instead of choosing the 'Standard' preset printer, the user chooses the "NoWatermark" preset to print with that printer.  Once I did, there was no text "DRAFT" printed on the pages.

I hope this is useful at the moment.

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