Utax LP 3228 Installation guide

LP 3128 | 3228
INSTRUCTION HANDBOOK
LASER PRINTER B/W
This Operation Guide is for models LP 3128 and LP 3228.
Note This Operation Guide contains information that corresponds
to using both the inch and metric versions of these machines.
The inch versions of these machines are shown in the screens in
this guide. If you are using the metric version, use the messages
provided for the inch version as reference only. In the body text,
only the inch messages are given if these versions differ only in
capitalization. When there is even a slight difference in the
message, we have listed the information for the inch version
followed, in brackets, by the corresponding information for the
metric version.
Included Guides
The following guides are included with this machine. Refer to the proper
guide based on your requirements.
Operation Guide (This Guide)
Describes how to load paper, print, replace toner, clean the printer, and
troubleshooting.
Installation Guide
Explains how to install this printer, as well as connecting cables and
loading paper.
Contents
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Machine Parts ............................................................................. 1-1
Components at the Front of the Printer .................................. 1-2
Components at the Rear of the Printer ..................................... 1-3
Operation Panel .......................................................................... 1-4
Indicators .................................................................................... 1-5
Keys ............................................................................................. 1-6
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Loading Paper ............................................................................. 2-1
General Guidelines ..................................................................... 2-2
Selecting the Right Paper .......................................................... 2-4
Paper Type ................................................................................ 2-10
Preparing the Paper ................................................................. 2-11
Loading Paper into Cassette ................................................... 2-11
Loading Paper into MP (Multi-Purpose)Tray .......................... 2-14
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Connecting and Printing ............................................................ 3-1
Connections ................................................................................ 3-2
Installing the Printer Driver ....................................................... 3-3
Printing ........................................................................................ 3-7
Status Monitor .......................................................................... 3-10
Configuration Tool ................................................................... 3-14
Uninstalling Software ............................................................... 3-18
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Maintenance ................................................................................ 4-1
General Information ................................................................... 4-2
Toner Container Replacement .................................................. 4-2
Cleaning the Printer ................................................................... 4-6
Prolonged Non-Use and Moving the Printer ............................ 4-9
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Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 5-1
General Guidelines ..................................................................... 5-2
Print Quality Problems ............................................................... 5-3
Understanding Indicators .......................................................... 5-5
Cleaning Paper Jams ................................................................. 5-9
6
Option .......................................................................................... 6-1
General Information ................................................................... 6-2
Expansion Memory Modules ..................................................... 6-3
Removing a Memory Module ..................................................... 6-5
Verifying the expanded memory ............................................... 6-5
Paper Feeder (PF-100 ) ............................................................... 6-6
Network Interface Card ........... .................................................. 6-7
CompactFlash (CF) Card ........................................................... 6-8
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Appendix ..................................................................................... 7-1
Specifications ............................................................................. 7-2
Environmental Standard Requirements ................................... 7-4
Index .................................................................................... Index-1
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Legal and Safety
Information
Please read this information before using your machine. This chapter
provides information on the following topics:
Legal Information
License Agreements
Safety Information
Symbols
Installation Precautions
Precautions for Use
About the Operation Guide
Conventions in This Guide
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Legal Information
CAUTION NO LIABILITY IS ASSUMED FOR ANY
DAMAGE CAUSED BY IMPROPER INSTALLATION.
Notice on Software
SOFTWARE USED WITH THIS PRINTER MUST SUPPORT THE
PRINTER'S EMULATION MODE. The printer is factory-set to emulate
the PCL. The emulation mode can be changed.
Notice
The information in this guide is subject to change without notification.
Additional pages may be inserted in future editions.
The user is asked to excuse any technical inaccuracies or typographical
errors in the present edition.No responsibility is assumed if accidents
occur while the user is following the instructions in this guide. No
responsibility is assumed for defects in the printer's firmware (contents of
its read-only memory).
This guide, and any copyrightable subject matter sold or provided with or
in connection with the sale of the page printer, are protected by
copyright. All rights are reserved. Copying or other reproduction of all or
part of this guide, or any copyrightable subject matter without the prior
written consent of UTAX GmbH is prohibited. Any copies
made of all or part of this guide, or any copyrightable subject must
contain the same copyright notice as the material from which the copying
is done.
Regarding Tradenames
PRESCRIBE is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. KPDL is
trademark of Kyocera Corporation.Hewlett-Packard, PCL, and PJL are
registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company. Centronics is a
trade name of Centronics Data Computer Inc. Adobe, Acrobat, Flash,
and PostScript are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer,
Inc. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Windows Server is a trademark of
Microsoft Corporation. PowerPC is a trademark of International Business
Machines Corporation. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
Corporation. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark. All other brand
and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective companies.
This product uses PeerlessPrintXL to provide the HP LaserJet
compatible PCL 6 language emulation. PeerlessPrintXL is a trademark
of Peerless Systems Corporation, 2381 Rosecrans Ave. El Segundo, CA
90245, U.S.A.
This product was developed using the Tornado™ Real Time Operating
System and Tools from Wind River Systems.
This product contains UFST™ and MicroTypeR from Monotype Imaging
Inc.
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USB
This product has been certified by the USB Implementers Forum, Inc.
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License Agreements
IBM Program License Agreement
THE DEVICE YOU HAVE PURCHASED CONTAINS ONE OR MORE
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS (“PROGRAMS”) WHICH BELONG TO
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (“IBM”).
THIS DOCUMENT DEFINES THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER
WHICH THE SOFTWARE IS BEING LICENSED TO YOU BY IBM. IF
YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS
LICENSE, THEN WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER YOUR ACQUISITION OF
THE DEVICE YOU MAY RETURN THE DEVICE FOR A FULL
REFUND. IF YOU DO NOT SO RETURN THE DEVICE WITHIN THE 14
DAYS, THEN YOU WILL BE ASSUMED TO HAVE AGREED TO THESE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The Programs are licensed not sold. IBM, or the applicable IBM country
organization, grants you a license for the Programs only in the country
where you acquired the Programs. You obtain no rights other than those
granted you under this license.
The term “Programs” means the original and all whole or partial copies of
it, including modified copies or portions merged into other programs. IBM
retains title to the Programs. IBM owns, or has licensed from the owner,
copyrights in the Programs.
1. License
Under this license, you may use the Programs only with the device on
which they are installed and transfer possession of the Programs and
the device to another party.
If you transfer the Programs, you must transfer a copy of this license and
any other documentation to the other party. Your license is then
terminated. The other party agrees to these terms and conditions by its
first use of the Program.
You may not:
1. use, copy, modify, merge, or transfer copies of the Program except as
provided in this license;
2. reverse assemble or reverse compile the Program; or
3. sublicense, rent, lease, or assign the Program.
2. Limited Warranty
The Programs are provided “AS IS.”
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES COVERING THE
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INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so
the above exclusion may not apply to you.
3. Limitation of Remedies
IBM's entire liability under this license is the following;
For any claim (including fundamental breach), in any form, related in any
way to this license, IBM's liability will be for actual damages only and will
be limited to the greater of:
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1. the equivalent of U.S. $25,000 in your local currency; or
2. IBM's then generally available license fee for the Program
This limitation will not apply to claims for bodily injury or damages to real
or tangible personal property for which IBM is legally liable.
IBM will not be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, or any incidental
damages or other economic consequential damages, even if IBM, or its
authorized supplier, has been advised of the possibility of such
damages. IBM will not be liable for any damages claimed by you based
on any third party claim. This limitation of remedies also applies to any
developer of Programs supplied to IBM. IBM's and the developer's
limitations of remedies are not cumulative. Such developer is an
intended beneficiary of this Section. Some jurisdictions do not allow
these limitations or exclusions, so they may not apply to you.
4. General
You may terminate your license at any time. IBM may terminate your
license if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this license.
In either event, you must destroy all your copies of the Program. You are
responsible for payment of any taxes, including personal property taxes,
resulting from this license. Neither party may bring an action, regardless
of form, more than two years after the cause of action arose. If you
acquired the Program in the United States, this license is governed by
the laws of the State of New York. If you acquired the Program in
Canada, this license is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario.
Otherwise, this license is governed by the laws of the country in which
you acquired the Program.
Typeface Trademark Acknowledgement
All resident fonts in this printer are licensed from Monotype Imaging Inc.
Helvetica, Palatino and Times are registered trademarks of Linotype-Hell
AG. ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC ZapfChancery and ITC
Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Typeface
Corporation.
Monotype Imaging License Agreement
1. ”Software” shall mean the digitally encoded, machine readable,
scalable outline data as encoded in a special format as well as the
UFST Software.
2. You agree to accept a non-exclusive license to use the Software to
reproduce and display weights, styles and versions of letters,
numerals, characters and symbols (“Typefaces”) solely for your own
customary business or personal purposes at the address stated on
the registration card you return to Monotype Imaging. Under the
terms of this License Agreement, you have the right to use the Fonts
on up to three printers. If you need to have access to the fonts on
more than three printers, you need to acquire a multi-user license
agreement which can be obtained from Monotype Imaging.
Monotype Imaging retains all rights, title and interest to the Software
and Typefaces and no rights are granted to you other than a License
to use the Software on the terms expressly set forth in this
Agreement.
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3. To protect proprietary rights of Monotype Imaging, you agree to
maintain the Software and other proprietary information concerning
the Typefaces in strict confidence and to establish reasonable
procedures regulating access to and use of the Software and
Typefaces.
4. You agree not to duplicate or copy the Software or Typefaces, except
that you may make one backup copy. You agree that any such copy
shall contain the same proprietary notices as those appearing on the
original.
5. This License shall continue until the last use of the Software and
Typefaces, unless sooner terminated. This License may be
terminated by Monotype Imaging if you fail to comply with the terms
of this License and such failure is not remedied within thirty (30) days
after notice from Monotype Imaging. When this License expires or is
terminated, you shall either return to Monotype Imaging or destroy all
copies of the Software and Typefaces and documentation as
requested.
6. You agree that you will not modify, alter, disassemble, decrypt,
reverse engineer or decompile the Software.
7. Monotype Imaging warrants that for ninety (90) days after delivery,
the Software will perform in accordance with Monotype Imagingpublished specifications, and the diskette will be free from defects in
material and workmanship. Monotype Imaging does not warrant that
the Software is free from all bugs, errors and omissions.
8. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
FITNESS
FOR
A
PARTICULAR
PURPOSE
AND
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE EXCLUDED.
9. Your exclusive remedy and the sole liability of Monotype Imaging in
connection with the Software and Typefaces is repair or replacement
of defective parts, upon their return to Monotype Imaging.
10. IN NO EVENT WILL MONOTYPE IMAGING BE LIABLE FOR LOST
PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY
ABUSE OR MISAPPLICATION OF THE SOFTWARE AND
TYPEFACES.
11. Massachusetts U.S.A. law governs this Agreement.
12. You shall not sublicense, sell, lease, or otherwise transfer the
Software and/or Typefaces without the prior written consent of
Monotype Imaging.
13. Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to
restrictions as set forth in the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at FAR 252-227-7013, subdivision (b)(3)(ii) or
subparagraph (c)(1)(ii), as appropriate. Further use, duplication or
disclosure is subject to restrictions applicable to restricted rights
software as set forth in FAR 52.227-19 (c)(2).
14. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS
AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY
ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE
BOUND BY ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATION NOT
CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. NO CHANGE IN THIS
AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE UNLESS WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY
PROPERLY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH PARTY.
BY OPENING THIS DISKETTE PACKAGE, YOU AGREE TO
ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
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Compliance and Conformity
FCC Statement (for users in the United States and Canada)
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules and RSS-Gen of IC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions; (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Properly shielded grounded cables and connectors must be used for
connection to host computer and/or peripherals in order to meet FCC
emission limits.
Precautions for Use
Any modifications without prior permission of UTAX GmbH may cause
harmful interference.
If any modifications or changes are made to this equipment without prior
permission of UTAX, UTAX as the manufacturer does not guarantee
the compliance with the FCC Rules. The use of equipment that does not
comply with the FCC Rules is prohibited.
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Safety Information
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to Radiation Control for Health and
Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce
hazardous laser radiation. Since radiation emitted inside the printer is
completely confined within protective housings and external covers, the
laser beam cannot escape from the printer during any phase of user
operation.
Laser Notice
This printer is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of
DHHS 21 CFR Subchapter for Class I (1) laser products, and elsewhere
is certified as a Class I laser product conforming to the requirements of
IEC 825.
DANGER CLASS 3B INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
CAUTION Use of controls or adjustments or performance
of procedures other than those specified herein may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
Radio Frequency Transmitter
This machine contains a transmitter module. We, the manufacturer
(UTAX GmbH) hereby declare that this equipment (page
printer), model LP 3128 and LP 3228 are in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
Radio Tag Technology
In some countries, the radio tag technology used in this equipment to
identify the toner container may be subject to authorization, and the use
of this equipment may consequently be restricted.
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Caution Labels
The printer bears any of the following labels.
Laser inside the printer
(Laser radiation warning)
For Europe, Asia, and
other countries
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser
products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products
manufactured after August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. A label indicating compliance
with the CDRH regulations must be attached to laser products marketed
in the United States.
Ozone Concentration
These printers generate ozone gas (O3), which may concentrate in the
place of installation. To minimize the concentration of ozone
gas to less than 0.1ppm, we recommend you not to install the
printer in a confined area where ventilation is blocked.
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Caution Labels
The printer bears any of the following labels.
Laser inside the printer
(Laser radiation warning)
For Europe, Asia, and
other countries
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser
products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products
manufactured after August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. A label indicating compliance
with the CDRH regulations must be attached to laser products marketed
in the United States.
Ozone Concentration
These printers generate ozone gas (O3), which may concentrate in the
place of installation. To minimize the concentration of ozone gas to
less than 0.1ppm, we recommend you not to install the printer in a
confined area where ventilation is blocked.
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CE Marking Directive
Hereby, UTAX GmbH, declares that this page printer is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
According to Council Directive 89/336/EEC, 2006/95/EC, and 1999/5/EC
Manufacturer: Kyocera Mita Corporation Tamaki Plant
Manufacturer’s address: 704-19, Nojino, Tamaki-cho, Watarai-gun, Mieken 519-0497, Japan
Declares that the product
Product name: Page Printer
Model number: LP 3128 and LP 3228 (as tested with enhancement
optional unit; Paper Feeder PF-100)
Conforms to the following product specifications:
EN 55 022:1998+A1:2000+A2:2003 Class B
EN 61 000-3-2:2000
EN 61 000-3-3:1995+A1:2001
EN 55 024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 60 950-1:2001+A11
EN 60 825-1:1994+A1+A2
EN 300330-1
EN 300330-2
The manufacturer and its merchandising companies retain the following
technical documentation in anticipation of the inspection that may be
conducted by the authorities concerned:
User's instruction that conforms to the applicable specifications.
Technical drawings.
Descriptions of procedures that guarantee conformity.
Other technical information.
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EN ISO 7779
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung 3. GPSGV, 06.01.2004: Der
höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 70 dB (A) oder weniger gemäß EN
ISO 7779.
Disclaimer
UTAX GmbH will not be liable to customers or any other person or entity
for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or
indirectly by equipment sold or furnished by us, including but not limited
to, any interruption of service, loss of business or anticipatory profits, or
consequential damages resulting from the use or operation of the
equipment or software.
Energy Saving Function
This printer comes equipped with a Sleep Mode where printer function
remains in a waiting state but power consumption is still reduced to a
minimum when there is no activity with the printer within a set amount of
time.
Sleep Mode
This printer automatically enters Sleep Mode when approximately 15
minutes have passed since the printer was last used. The amount of
time of no activity that must pass before Sleep Mode is activated may be
lengthened.
Duplex Printing (For LP 3228 only)
This printer includes duplex printing as a standard function. For example, by
printing two single-sided originals onto a single sheet of paper as a duplex
printing, it is possible to lower the amount of paper used.
Recycled Paper
This printer supports recycled paper which reduces the load on the
environment. Your sales or service representative can provide
information about recommended paper types.
Energy Star (ENERGY STAR®) Program
We have determined as a participating company in the International
Energy Star Program that this product is compliant with the standards
laid out in the International Energy Star Program (LP 3228 only).
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Symbols
The sections of this guide and parts of the machine marked with symbols
are safety warnings meant to protect the user, other individuals and
surrounding objects, and ensure correct and safe usage of the machine.
The symbols and their meanings are indicated below.
DANGER: Indicates that serious injury or even death will very
possibly result from insufficient attention to or incorrect
compliance with the related points.
WARNING: Indicates that serious injury or even death may
result from insufficient attention to or incorrect compliance with
the related points.
CAUTION: Indicates that personal injury or mechanical
damage may result from insufficient attention to or incorrect
compliance with the related points.
The following symbols indicate that the related section includes safety
warnings. Specific points of attention are indicated inside the symbol.
.... [General warning]
.... [Warning of danger of electrical shock]
.... [Warning of high temperature]
The following symbols indicate that the related section includes
information on prohibited actions. Specifics of the prohibited action are
indicated inside the symbol.
.... [Warning of prohibited action]
.... [Disassembly prohibited]
The following symbols indicate that the related section includes
information on actions which must be performed. Specifics of the
required action are indicated inside the symbol.
.... [Alert of required action]
.... [Remove the power plug from the outlet]
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[Always connect the machine to an outlet with a ground
connection]
Please contact your service representative to order a replacement if the
safety warnings in this Operation Guide are illegible or if the guide itself
is missing. (fee required)
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Installation Precautions
Environment
Caution
Avoid placing the machine on or in locations which are unstable
or not level. Such locations may cause the machine to fall down
or fall over. This type of situation presents a danger of personal
injury or damage to the machine.
Avoid locations with humidity or dust and dirt. If dust or dirt
become attached to the power plug, clean the plug to avoid the
danger of fire or electrical shock.
Avoid locations near radiators, heaters, or other heat sources, or
locations near flammable items, to avoid the danger of fire.
To keep the machine cool and facilitate changing of parts and
maintenance, allow access space as shown below. Leave
adequate space, especially around the rear cover, to allow air to
be properly ventilated out of the printer.
7-7/8"
(200mm)
11-13/16"
(300mm)
11-13/16" 7-7/8"
(300mm) (200mm)
19-11/16"
(500mm)
Other Precautions
Adverse environmental conditions may affect the safe operation and
performance of the machine. Install in an air-conditioned room
(recommended room temperature: around 23°C (73.4°F), humidity:
around 60% RH), and avoid the following locations when selecting a site
for the machine.
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Avoid locations near a window or with exposure to direct sunlight.
Avoid locations with vibrations.
Avoid locations with drastic temperature fluctuations.
Avoid locations with direct exposure to hot or cold air.
Avoid poorly ventilated locations.
During printing, some ozone is released, but the amount does not cause
any ill effect to one's health. If, however, the printer is used over a long
period of time in a poorly ventilated room or when printing an extremely
large number of copies, the smell may become unpleasant. To maintain
the appropriate environment for print work, it is suggested that the room
be properly ventilated.
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Power Supply/Grounding the Machine
Warning
Do not use a power supply with a voltage other than that
specified. Avoid multiple connections in the same outlet. These
types of situations present a danger of fire or electrical shock.
Plug the power cord securely into the outlet. If metallic objects
come in contact with the prongs on the plug, it may cause a fire or
electric shock.
Always connect the machine to an outlet with a ground
connection to avoid the danger of fire or electrical shock in case
of an electric short. If an earth connection is not possible, contact
your service representative.
Other precautions
Connect the power plug to the closest outlet possible to the machine.
The power supply cord is used as the main disconnect device. Ensure
that the socket/outlet is located/installed near the equipment and is
easily accessible.
Handling of plastic bags
Warning
Keep the plastic bags that are used with the machine away from
children. The plastic may cling to their nose and mouth causing
suffocation.
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Precautions for Use
Cautions when using the machine
Warning
Do not place metallic objects or containers with water (flower
vases, flower pots, cups, etc.) on or near the machine. This
situation presents a danger of fire or electrical shock should they
fall inside.
Do not remove any of the covers from the machine as there is a
danger of electrical shock from high voltage parts inside the
machine.
Do not damage, break or attempt to repair the power cord. Do not
place heavy objects on the cord, pull it, bend it unnecessarily or
cause any other type of damage. These types of situations
present a danger of fire or electrical shock.
Never attempt to repair or disassemble the machine or its parts as
there is a danger of fire, electrical shock or damage to the laser. If
the laser beam escapes, there is a danger of it causing blindness.
If the machine becomes excessively hot, smoke appears from the
machine, there is an odd smell, or any other abnormal situation
occurs, there is a danger of fire or electrical shock. Turn the main
power switch off ({) immediately, be absolutely certain to remove the
power plug from the outlet and then contact your service representative.
If anything harmful (paper clips, water, other fluids, etc.) falls into
the machine, turn the main power switch off ({) immediately.
Next, be absolutely certain to remove the power plug from the
outlet to avoid the danger of fire or electrical shock. Then contact your
service representative.
Do not remove or connect the power plug with wet hands, as
there is a danger of electrical shock.
Always contact your service representative for maintenance or
repair of internal parts.
Caution
Do not pull the power cord when removing it from the outlet. If the
power cord is pulled, the wires may become broken and there is a
danger of fire or electrical shock. (Always grasp the power plug
when removing the power cord from the outlet.)
Always remove the power plug from the outlet when moving the
machine. If the power cord is damaged, there is a danger of fire or
electrical shock.
If the machine will not be used for a short period of time
(overnight, etc.), turn the power switch off (O). If it will not be used
for an extended period of time (vacations, etc.), remove the power
plug from the outlet for safety purposes during the time the machine is
not in use..
Always hold the designated parts only when lifting or moving the
machine.
For safety purposes, always remove the power plug from the
outlet when performing cleaning operations.
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If dust accumulates within the machine, there is a danger of fire or
other trouble. It is therefore recommended that you consult with
your service representative in regard to cleaning of internal parts.
This is particularly effective if accomplished prior to seasons of
high humidity. Consult with your service representative in regard
to the cost of cleaning the internal parts of the machine.
Other precautions
Do not place heavy objects on the machine or cause other damage to
the machine.
Do not open the upper front cover, turn off the main power switch, or pull
out the power plug during printing.
When lifting or moving the machine, contact your service representative.
Do not touch electrical parts, such as connectors or printed circuit
boards. They could be damaged by static electricity.
Do not attempt to perform any operations not explained in this
handbook.
Use shielded interface cables.
Caution
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Cautions when Handling Consumables
Caution
Do not attempt to incinerate the Toner Container. Dangerous
sparks may cause burns.
Keep the Toner Container out of the reach of children.
If toner happens to spill from the Toner Container, avoid inhalation
and ingestion, as well as contact with your eyes and skin.
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If you do happen to inhale toner, move to a place with fresh
air and gargle thoroughly with a large amount of water. If coughing
develops, contact a physician.
If you do happen to ingest toner, rinse your mouth out with water and
drink 1 or 2 cups of water to dilute the contents of your stomach. If
necessary, contact a physician.
If you do happen to get toner in your eyes, flush them thoroughly
with water. If there is any remaining tenderness, contact a physician.
If toner does happen to get on your skin, wash with soap and water.
Do not attempt to force open or destroy the Toner Container.
Other precautions
After use, always dispose of the Toner Container in accordance with
Federal, State and Local rules and regulations.
Store all consumables in a cool, dark location.
If the machine will not be used for an extended period of time, remove
the paper from the cassette, return it to its original package and reseal it.
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About the Operation Guide
This Operation Guide contains the following chapters:
1 Machine Parts
This chapter explains the names of parts.
2
Loading Paper
This chapter explains paper specifications for this printer and how to
load paper into the cassette or MP tray.
3
Printing
This chapter explains how to install the printer driver, print from your PC,
and use the application software included in the CD-ROM.
4
Maintenance
This chapter explains how to replace the toner container and how to care
for your printer.
5
Troubleshooting
This chapter explains how to handle printer problems that may occur,
such as paper jams.
6
Options
This chapter explains the options for this printer.
7
Specifications
This chapter lists the specifications of this printer.
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Conventions in This Guide
This manual uses the following conventions.
Convention
Description
Italic
Typeface
Used to emphasize a key word, Load the paper in the cassette.
phrase or reference to additional Refer to Configuration Tool on page 3-9.
information.
Bold
Used to denote buttons on the
software.
Braket Bold
Used to denote operation panel Printing resumes when the [GO] is
keys.
pressed.
Note
Used to provide additional or
useful information about a
function or feature.
Important
Used to provide important
information.
Caution
Cautions are statements that
CAUTION When pulling the paper, pull
suggest mechanical damage as it gently so as not to tear it. Torn pieces
a result of an action.
of paper are difficult to remove and may
Example
To start printing, click OK.
Note Do not remove the toner
container from the carton until you
are ready to install it in the printer.
IMPORTANT Take care not to touch
the transfer roller (black) during
cleaning.
be easily overlooked, deterring the
paper jam recovery.
Warning
Used to alert users to the
possibility of personal injury.
WARNING If you ship the printer,
remove and pack the process unit and
drum unit in a plastic bag and ship them
separately from the printer.
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Machine Parts
This chapter identifies machine parts, indicators, and operation panel
keys.
Components at the Front of the Printer
Components at the Rear of the Printer
Operation Panel
Indicators
Keys
Machine Parts
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1-3
1-4
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Components at the Front of the Printer
LP 3128
1
3
2
4
5
8
7
6
LP 3228
1
3
2
4
5
10
9
7
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Top Cover
Paper Stopper
Top Tray
Operation Panel
Right Cover
Paper Cassette
Front Cover
Manual Feed
MP Tray
Subtray
Machine Parts
Components at the Rear of the Printer
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12
13
15
14
11
12
13
14
15
Machine Parts
Optional Interface Slot Cover
USB Interface Connector
Rear Cover
Power Cord Connector
Power Switch
1-3
Operation Panel
1
2
6
3
5
4
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1-4
Ready Indicator
Attention Indicator
Toner Indicator
Data Indicator
Paper Indicator
Jam Indicator
[Cancel] Key
[GO] Key
Machine Parts
Indicators
There are six indicators located on the top right of the printer. The
indicators are used to identify the status of the printer at any time. To
identify the printer status, check the indicators on the printer and then
refer to the table below.
Indicator
Status
Meaning
Ready (Green)
Lit
Indicates online status (printing is possible).
Fast Flashing
Offline status. You cannot print, but the printer can receive data.
Slow Flashing
The printer is in sleep mode.
Off
The printer has stopped because an error occurred.
Lit
The printer is processing data or is accessing to memory.
Fast Flashing
The printer is receiving data.
Off
The printer is not processing data.
Lit
A paper jam has occurred or the cassette is not inserted properly.
Off
The printer status is normal.
Lit
The paper has run out when printing.
Fast Flashing
The specified cassette or paper feeder has no paper at Ready
status. The cassette is not inserted properly.
Off
The printer status is normal.
Lit
An error has occurred because the top printer cover is open.
While an optional paper feeder (PF-100) is installed and the
feeder is selected as a paper source, the paper cassette of the
main unit (CASS1) is not installed correctly.
Fast Flashing
The warning status other than Jam, Toner, Paper, and
Attention.
Off
The printer status is normal.
Lit
The printer has stopped because the toner is exhausted.
Fast Flashing
The toner is running low.
Off
The printer status is normal.
Data (Green)
Jam (Amber)
Paper (Amber)
Attention (Amber)
Toner (Amber)
Note For other combinations of the six indicators, call for service.
Status Monitor (software bundled with the KX driver) will provide
more detailed information about the printer status.
Machine Parts
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Keys
Refer to the following table for the name and description of the basic
functions of each key.
Key
Status
Operation
Function
Cancel
-
Press for 1 second or more
Cancels the data from the PC
GO
At Ready
Press momentarily
Switches On-line/Off-line
Press for 3 to 9 seconds
Prints the status page.
Press for 10 seconds or more
Prints the service status page.
At Error
Press momentarily
Clears the error.
Paper Empty
Press momentarily
Resumes printing by switching
automatically to an available paper
source.
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Machine Parts
2
Loading Paper
This chapter explains paper specifications for this printer and how to
load paper into the cassette or MP tray.
Paper Specifications
Preparing the Paper
Loading Paper into Cassette
Loading Paper into MP (Multi-Purpose)Tray
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General Guidelines
The machine is designed to print on standard copier paper, but it can
also accept a variety of other types of paper within the limits specified
below.
Note The manufacturer assumes no liability for problems that
occur when paper not satisfying these requirements is used.
Selection of the right paper is important. Using the wrong paper can
result in paper jams, curling, poor print quality, and paper waste, and in
extreme cases can damage the machine. The guidelines given below
will increase the productivity of your office by ensuring efficient, troublefree printing and reducing wear and tear on the machine.
Paper Availability
Most types of paper are compatible with a variety of machines. Paper
intended for xerographic copiers can also be used with the machine.
There are three general grades of paper: economy, standard, and
premium. The most significant difference between grades is the ease
with which they pass through the machine. This is affected by the
smoothness, size, and moisture content of the paper, and the way in
which the paper is cut. The higher the grade of paper you use, the less
risk there will be of paper jams and other problems, and the higher the
level of quality your printed output will reflect.
Differences between paper from different suppliers can also affect the
machine's performance. A high-quality printer cannot produce highquality results when the wrong paper is used. Low-priced paper is not
economical in the long run if it causes printing problems.
Paper in each grade is available in a range of basis weights (defined
later). The traditional standard weights are 60 to 120 g/m2 (16 to 31.9b).
Paper Specifications
The following table summarizes the basic paper specifications. Details
are given on the following pages:
Item
Specifications
Weight
Cassette: 60 to 120 g/m² (16 to 31.9 lb/ream)
MP tray: 60 to 220 g/m² (16 to 58.5 lb/ream)
0.086 to 0.110mm (3.4 to 4.3 mils)
±0.7 mm (±0.0276 inches)
Thickness
Dimensional
Accuracy
Squareness of
Corners
Moisture Content
Direction of Grain
Pulp Content
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90±0.2°
4 to 6%
Long grain
80% or more
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Minimum and Maximum Paper Sizes
The minimum and maximum paper sizes are as follows. For the paper
smaller than JIS B6, postcards, and envelopes, the MP tray must be
used.
105mm
(4-1/8 inches)
Maximum
Paper Size
216mm (8-1/2 inches)
356mm (14 inches)
148mm (5-13/16 inches)
356mm (14 inches)
Minimum
Paper Size
148mm (5-13/16 inches)
MP tray
Paper cassette
Minimum
Paper Size
70mm
(2-3/4 inches)
Maximum
Paper Size
216mm (8-1/2 inches)
Note The minimum paper size of the optional paper feeder (PF100) is 148 x 210 mm (5-13/16 x 8-5/16 inches).
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Selecting the Right Paper
This section describes the guidelines for selecting paper.
Condition
Avoid using paper that is bent at the edges, curled, dirty, torn,
embossed, or contaminated with lint, clay, or paper shreds.
Use of paper in these conditions can lead to illegible printing and paper
jams, and can shorten the life of the machine. In particular, avoid using
paper with a surface coating or other surface treatment. Paper should
have as smooth and even a surface as possible.
Composition
Do not use paper that has been coated or surface-treated and contains
plastic or carbon. The heat of fusing can cause such paper to give off
harmful fumes.
Bond paper should contain at least 80% pulp. Not more than 20% of the
total paper content should consist of cotton or other fibers.
Paper Sizes
Cassettes and the MP Tray are available for the paper sizes shown
below. The dimensional tolerances are ±0.7mm for the length and width.
The angle at the corners must be 90° ±0.2°.
MP Tray:
Envelope Monarch, Envelope #10, Envelope #9, Envelope #6,
Envelope C5, Envelope DL, Legal, Letter, Statement, Oficio II,
Executive, ISO A4, ISO A5, ISO A6, Folio, ISO B5, JIS B5, JIS B6,
Hagaki, Ofuku-Hagaki, Youkei 2, Youkei 4, 16 kai, Custom (70 × 148 to
216 × 356mm (2-13/16 × 5-13/16 to 8-1/2 × 14 inches))
Note If the length of custom paper is larger than 297mm (11-11/16
inches), the printer can be specified ISO A4, Officio II, Folio, and
Legal as the standard paper size.
Cassette:
Legal, Letter, Statement, Oficio II, Executive, ISO A4, ISO A5, A6 (only
for machine’s paper cassette), Folio, ISO B5, JIS B5, Envelope C5, 16
kai, Custom (Paper Cassette: 105 × 148 to 216 × 356mm (4-1/8 × 513/16 to 8-1/2 × 14 inches), Paper Feeder: 148 × 210 to 216 × 356mm
(5-13/16 × 8-5/16 to 8-1/2 × 14 inches))
Note If the length of custom paper is larger than 297mm (11-11/16
inches), the printer can be specified ISO A4, Officio II, Folio, and
Legal as the standard paper size.
Smoothness
The paper should have a smooth, uncoated surface. Paper with a rough
or sandy surface can cause blank spaces in the printed output. Paper
that is too smooth can cause multiple feeding and fogging problems.
(Fogging is a gray background effect.)
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Basis weight
Basis weight is the weight of paper expressed in grams per square meter
(g/m²). Paper that is too heavy or too light may cause feed errors or
paper jams as well as premature wear of the product. Uneven weight of
paper, namely uneven paper thickness may cause multiple-sheet
feeding or print quality problems such as blurring because of poor toner
fusing.
The recommended basis weight is between 60 and 120g/m² (16 to 31.9
lib/ream) for the cassette and between 60 and 220g/m² (16 to 59
lib/ream) for the MP tray.
Paper Weight Equivalence Table
The paper weight is listed in pounds (lb) and metric grams per square
meter (g/m²). The shaded part indicates the standard weight.
U. S. Bond Weight (lb)
Europe Metric Weight (g/m²)
16
60
17
64
20
75
21
80
22
81
24
90
27
100
28
105
32
120
34
128
36
135
39
148
42
157
43
163
47
176
53
199
Thickness
The paper used with the machine should be neither extremely thick nor
extremely thin. If you are having problems with paper jams, multiple
feeds, and faint printing, the paper you are using may be too thin. If you
are having problems with paper jams and blurred printing the paper may
be too thick. The correct thickness is 0.086 to 0.110mm (3.4 to 4.3 mils).
Moisture Content
Moisture content is defined as the percent ratio of moisture to the dry
mass of the paper. Moisture can affect the paper’s appearance, feed
ability, curl, electrostatic properties, and toner fusing characteristics.
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The moisture content of the paper varies with the relative humidity in the
room. When the relative humidity is high and the paper absorbs
moisture, the paper edges expand, becoming wavy in appearance.
When the relative humidity is low and the paper loses moisture, the
edges shrink and tighten, and print contrast may suffer.
Wavy or tight edges can cause jams and alignment anomalies. The
moisture content of the paper should be 4 to 6%.
To ensure correct moisture content, it is important to store the paper in a
controlled environment. Some tips on moisture control are:
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Store paper in a cool, dry location.
Keep the paper in its wrapping as long as possible. Re-wrap paper
that is not in use.
Store paper in its original carton. Place a pallet etc. under the carton
to separate it from the floor.
After removing paper from storage, let it stand in the same room as
the machine for 48 hours before use.
Avoid leaving paper where it is exposed to heat, sunlight, or damp.
Paper Grain
When paper is manufactured, it is cut into sheets with the grain running
parallel to the length (long grain) or parallel to the width (short grain).
Short grain paper can cause feeding problems in the machine. All paper
used in the machine should be long grain.
Other Paper Properties
Porosity: Indicates the density of paper fiber.
Stiffness: Limp paper may buckle in the machine, resulting in paper
jams.
Curl: Most paper naturally tends to curl one way if left unpacked. When
paper passes through the fixing unit, it curls upward a little. To produce
flat printouts, load the paper so that the upward pressure from the
machine can correct their curling.
Electrostatic discharge: During the printing process the paper is
electrostatically charged to attract the toner. The paper must be able to
release this charge so that printed sheets do not cling together in the
Output Tray.
Whiteness: The contrast of the printed page depends on the whiteness
of the paper. Whiter paper provides a sharper, brighter appearance.
Quality control: Uneven sheet size, corners that are not square, ragged
edges, welded (uncut) sheets, and crushed edges and corners can
cause the machine to malfunction in various ways. A quality paper
supplier should take considerable care to ensure that these problems do
not occur.
Packaging: Paper should be packed in a sturdy carton to protect it from
damage during transport. Quality paper obtained from a reputable
supplier is usually correctly packaged.
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Special Paper
The following types of special paper can be used:
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Thin paper (60 to 64 g/m²)
Thick paper (90 to 220 g/m²)
Colored paper
Recycled paper
Overhead projector transparencies
Cardstock
Coated paper
Envelopes
Labels
Use paper that is sold specifically for use with copiers or printers (heatfusing type). When using transparencies, labels, envelopes, cardstock,
coated, or thick paper, feed the paper from the MP Tray.
Since the composition and quality of special paper vary considerably,
special paper is more likely than white bond paper to give trouble during
printing. No liability will be assumed if moisture and so forth given off
during printing on special paper causes harm to the machine or operator.
Note Before purchasing any type of special paper, test a sample
on the machine and check that printing quality is satisfactory.
Transparency
This printer is available for monochorome printing on transparencies.
Transparencies must be fed to the MP Tray. One transparency can be
loaded at a time.
Transparencies must be able to withstand the heat of fusing during the
printing process.
Transparencies must be placed on the MP tray with the long edge
towards the printer.
Labels
Labels must be fed to the MP Tray. One label can be loaded at a time.
The basic rule for printing on adhesive labels is that the adhesive must
never come into contact with any part of the machine. Adhesive paper
sticking to the drum or rollers will damage the machine.
Label paper has a structure
comprising of three layers, as
shown in the diagram. The top
Top sheet (white
sheet is printed on. The
bond paper)
adhesive layer consists of
Adhesive
pressure-sensitive adhesives.
The carrier sheet (also called
Carrier sheet
the linear or backing sheet)
holds the labels until used.
Due to the complexity of its
composition, adhesivebacked label paper is particularly likely to give printing problems.
Adhesive label paper must be entirely covered by its top sheet, with no
spaces between the individual labels. Labels with spaces in between are
liable to peel off, causing serious paper jam problems.
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Some label paper is manufactured with an extra margin of top sheet
around the edge. Do not remove the extra top sheet from the carrier
sheet until after printing is finished.
Acceptable
Unacceptable
Top sheet
Carrier sheet
The table below lists the specifications for adhesive label paper.
Item
Specification
Weight of top sheet
Composite weight
Thickness of top sheet
Composite thickness
Moisture content
44 to 74g/m² (12 to 20 lb/ream)
104 to 151g/m² (28 to 40 lb/ream)
0.086 to 0.107mm (3.9 to 4.2 mils)
0.115 to 0.145mm (4.5 to 5.7 mils)
4 to 6% (composite)
Postcards
Up to 10 postcards can be loaded at a time. Fan the stack of postcards
and align the edges before loading them in the MP tray. Make sure the
postcards you are going to set are not curled. Feeding curled postcards
may cause paper jams.
Some postcards have rough edges on the back (those are created when
the paper is cut). In this case, put the postcards on a flat place and rub
the edges with, for example, a ruler to smooth them.
Envelopes
Up to 5 envelopes can be loaded at a time. Envelopes should be fed in
the face-up position, right edge first.
Since the composition of an envelope is more complex than that of
ordinary paper, it is not always possible to ensure consistent printing
quality over the entire envelope surface.
Normally, envelopes have a diagonal grain direction. Refer to Paper
Grain on page 2-6. This direction can easily cause wrinkles and creases
when envelopes pass through the printer. Before purchasing envelopes,
make a test print to check whether the printer accepts the envelope.
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Do not use envelopes that have an encapsulated liquid adhesive.
Avoid a long printing session for envelopes only. Extended envelope
printing can cause premature printer wear.
If jams occur, try setting less envelopes on the MP tray.
To avoid jams caused by curled envelopes, stack no more than 10
printed envelopes on the output tray.
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Thick Paper
Fan the stack of paper and align the edges before loading them in the
MP tray. Some types of paper have rough edges on the back (those are
created when the paper is cut). In this case, put the paper on a flat place
and rub the edges once or twice with, for example, a ruler to smooth
them. Feeding rough edged paper may cause paper jams.
Note If the paper jams
even after you smooth it
out, load the paper in
the MP Tray with the
leading edge raised up
a few millimeters as
shown in the
illustration.
Colored Paper
Colored paper should satisfy the same conditions as white bond paper.
Refer to Paper Specifications on page 2-2. In addition, the pigments
used in the paper must be able to withstand the heat of fusing during the
printing process (up to 200°C or 392°F).
Preprinted Paper
Preprinted paper should satisfy the same conditions as white bond
paper. Refer to Paper Specifications on page 2-2.The preprinted ink
must be able to withstand the heat of fusing during the printing process,
and must not be affected by silicone oil.
Do not use paper with any kind of surface treatment, such as the type of
paper commonly used for calendars.
Recycled paper
Select recycled paper that meets the same specifications as the white
bond paper except for whiteness. Refer to Paper Specifications on
page 2-2.
Note Before purchasing recycled paper, test a sample on the
machine and check that the printing quality is satisfactory.
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Paper Type
The printer is capable of printing under the optimum setting for the type
of paper being used.
A different paper type setting can be made for each paper source
including the MP tray. Not only can preset paper types be selected, but it
is also possible for you to define and select customized paper types.
Paper type can be changed using the printer driver and Configuration
Tool. The following types of paper can be used.
Paper source
Paper Weight
Paper Type
MP tray
Paper
Cassette
Duplex path
(MP tray available only
Display in Status
in Cassette mode)
Monitor
Range
Plain
Yes
Yes
64 to 90g/m2
Normal2
Yes
Transparency
Yes
No
Transparency
Extra Heavy
No
2
Preprinted
Yes
Yes
75 to 90g/m
Normal2
Yes
Labels
Yes
No
105 to 135g/m2
Heavy1
No
Yes
105g/m2
Normal3
Yes
Bond
Yes
90 to
2
Recycled
Yes
Yes
75 to 90g/m
Normal2
Yes
Vellum
Yes
No
Less than 64g/m2
Light
No
105g/m2
Normal3
Yes
Rough
Yes
Yes
90 to
Letterhead
Yes
Yes
75 to 90g/m2
Normal3
No
Color
Yes
Yes
75 to 90g/m2
Normal3
Yes
90g/m2
Normal2
Yes
Prepunched
Yes
Yes
Envelope
Yes
No
135 to 170g/m2
Heavy3
No
No
2
Heavy3
No
170g/m2
Heavy3
No
Cardstock
Yes
75 to
135 to 170g/m
Thick
Yes
No
High quality
Yes
Yes
75 to 90g/m2
Normal2
Yes
Yes
220g/m2
Normal2
Yes
Custom 1 (to 8)
*
Yes: Can be stored
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Yes
135 to
75 to
No: Cannot be stored
This is a paper type defined and registered by the user. Up to eight types of user settings may be defined. User
can also enable or disable the duplex path when using Custom. For more information, refer to Status Monitor
on page 3-10.
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Preparing the Paper
After removing paper from the packaging, fan through the sheets to
separate them prior to loading.
If using paper that has been folded or is curled, straighten it prior to
loading. Failure to do so may result in a paper jam.
IMPORTANT Ensure paper is not stapled and clips are removed.
Loading Paper into Cassette
250 sheets of 11 × 8 1/2" or A4 paper (80 g/m²) may be loaded into the
Cassette.
1
Pull the cassette completely out of the printer.
IMPORTANT When pulling the cassette out of the printer, ensure
it is supported and does not fall out.
2
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Press the bottom plate down until it locks.
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3
Adjust the position of the width guides located on the left and right
sides of the cassette. Press the release button on the left guide and
slide the guides to the paper size required.
Note Paper sizes are marked on the cassette.
4
Adjust the paper length guide to the paper size required.
If you are going to use paper that is longer than A4, pull out the
extension paper cassette by pushing the release lever one by one
and adjust it to the desired paper size.
5
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Load the paper in the cassette. Ensure the side to be printed is
facing down and the paper is not folded, curled, or damaged.
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Note Do not load paper above the triangle mark located on
the width guide.
6
Insert the paper cassette into the slot in the printer. Push it straight in
as far as it will go.
There is a paper gauge on the left side of the front of the paper
cassette to indicate the remaining paper supply. When paper is
exhausted, the pointer will go down to the level of (empty).
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Loading Paper into MP (Multi-Purpose)Tray
LP 3228 can load 50 sheets of 11 × 8 1/2" or A4 paper (80 g/m²) into
the MP Tray. On the other hand, LP 3128 can one sheet into the Manual
Feed.
LP 3128
1
Pull the MP tray towards you until it stops..
IMPORTANT When pulling the cassette out of the printer, ensure
it is supported and does not fall out.
LP 3228
LP 3128
2
Adjust the position of the paper guides on the MP tray. Standard
paper sizes are marked on the MP tray or Manual Feed. For
standard paper sizes, slide the paper guides to the corresponding
mark.
3
Pull out the subtray (for LP 3228 only).
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4
LP 3128
Align the paper with the paper guides and insert as far as it will go.
Note Do not load more paper than exceeds the tab of the MP
tray (for LP 3228 only).
LP 3228
Note If the paper is considerably curled in one direction, for
example, if the paper is already printed on one side, try to roll
the paper in the opposite direction to counteract the curl.
Printed sheets will then come out flat (for LP 3228 only).
Correct
Incorrect
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When loading envelope, place with the envelope flap closed and
keep the printing side face-up. Insert envelope against the guide
with the flap on the front or left side until they stop.
Correct
Correct
Incorrect
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Specify the paper size and type for MP tray using Configuration Tool.
For more information, refer to Configuration Tool on page 3-14.
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Connecting and Printing
This chapter explains how to start up the printer, print from your PC, and
use the application software included in the CD-ROM.
Connections
Installing the Printer Driver
Printing
Status Monitor
Configuration Tool
Uninstalling Software
Connecting and Printing
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3-3
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3-10
3-14
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Connections
This section explains how to start up the printer.
Connecting the USB Cable
Follow the steps as below for connecting the USB cable.
1
Connect the USB cable (not included) to the USB Interface
Connector.
Note Use a USB cable with a rectangular Type A plug and a
square Type B plug. The USB cable should be shielded and
no longer than 5 meters (16 feet) long.
2
Connect the other end of the USB cable to the computer's USB
interface connector.
Connecting the Power Cord
Install the printer close to an AC wall outlet. If an extension cord is used, the
total length of the power cord plus extension should be 5 meters (16 feet) or
less.
Note Ensure the printer's power switch is off. Only use the power
cord supplied with the printer.
1
Connect the power cord to the Power Cord Connector at the rear of
the printer.
2
3
Connect the other end of the power cord to a power outlet.
Press the Power Switch to On ( | ). The printer begins to warm up.
IMPORTANT If you install the toner container and switch on the
power, after a moment the indicators light in anticlockwise
direction. When the printer is first switched on after toner
installation, there will be a delay of approximately 15 minutes
before the printer gets ready to print. Once the [Ready] indicator
lights, printer installation is complete.
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Connecting and Printing
Installing the Printer Driver
According to the instructions of the Installation Guide, connect the PC to
the printer and turn on them to install the printer driver. For more
information on printer driver, refer to the KX Driver User Guide.
Installing the Printer Driver on Windows PC
This section explains how to install the printer driver in Windows Vista.
Note To install the printer driver, you must log on with
administrator priviledge.
1
Ensure the printer is plugged in and connected to the computer's
USB or Network port before installing software from the CD-ROM.
Note If a Plug and Play window like that shown at left
appears, click Cancel.
2
Insert the CD-ROM (Product Library) into the CD-ROM drive. If
AutoPlay screen appears, click Run Setup.exe. The Notice screen
appears.
Note If the installation program fails to launch, use Windows
Explorer to access the CD-ROM and select Setup.exe.
3
Select View License Agreement to read the information and select
Accept to proceed.
4
Click Install Software. Installation Method screen appears.
Note In Windows XP, click Install Software to start the
Installation wizard. Click Next to display the Installation
Method screen.
5
Select Express Mode or Custom Mode as the installation method.
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Express Mode: If the printer is connected via USB or a network and
is turned on, the installer detects the printer. Select Express Mode to
perform a standard installation.
Custom Mode: This option allows you to select items to be installed
as required and to specify the port.
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Proceed the section below according to the installation method.
Express Mode
When selecting Express Mode, printer driver and fonts are installed.
After installting with this mode, the other utilities can be added using
Custom Mode.
1
On Installation Method screen, click Express Mode. The installer
searches the connected printers on Discover Printing System
screen. If no printer is discoverd, ensure the printer is plugged in and
connected to the computer's USB or Network port, then cleck
Refresh to search printers again.
Note If a Plug and Play window like that shown at left
appears, click Cancel.
2
Select the printer you want to install, and click Next.
3
Confirm the settings and click Install. Printer driver installation
starts.
Note If the Windows Security screen appears, click Install
this driver software anyway to proceed installation. If the
Hardware Installation screen appears in Windows XP, click
Continue Anyway.
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Installation Completed screen appears. Click Finish to retuen to the
main menu.
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Custom Mode
When selecting Custom Mode, printer port and utilities are changed
as necessary.
1
On Installation Method screen, click Custom Mode.
2
On Driver tab and Utility tab of the Custom Installation screen, select
the printer driver and utilities you want to install, and click Next.
3
On Printer Port screen, select the printer port connected to the
printer, click Next.
Note Click Add Port to add new port as necessary.
4
Confirm the settings and click Install. Printer driver installation
starts.
Note If the Windows Security screen appears, click Install
this driver software anyway to proceed installation. If the
Hardware Installation screen appears in Windows XP, click
Continue Anyway.
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Installation Completed screen appears. Click Finish to retuen to the
main menu.
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Installing the Printer Driver on Mac OS
This section explains how to install the printer driver in Mac OS.
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1
Ensure the printer is connected to the computer's USB or Network
port before installing software from the CD-ROM.
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3
4
Insert the CD-ROM (Product Library) into the CD-ROM drive.
5
Double-click OS X x.x or OS X 10.4 x.x. Printer
driver installation starts.
6
Install the printer driver according to the instructions of Installer.
Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
Double-click OS X 10.2 and 10.3 Only or OS X 10.4 according to
OS version you use.
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Printing
This section explains the printing procedure from an application software.
You can specify the printing settings from each tab on KX Driver. KX Driver is
stored in the CD-ROM (Product Library). For more information, refer to the
KX Driver User Guide.
About KX Driver
KX Driver consists of the following tabs.
Basic
Use this tab to select the page size and orientation. The paper source
and duplex printing are also selected.
Layout
Use to create multiple pages on a single sheet of paper. Also contains
the scaling option.
Imaging
Select this tab to change the print quality, and the font or graphic
settings.
Publishing
Use to add covers or page inserts to your output. You can also produce a
set of transparencies with a blank or printed sheet interleaved using
Transparency Interleaving.
Advanced
Use to set up and add watermarks to your output. This tab incorporates
the PRESCRIBE commands into the document.
Printing from Application Software
The steps required to print a document created with an application are
explained below. You can select the printing paper size.
Note You can also select the various settings by clicking
Properties to open the Properties dialog box.
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2
Load the paper required into the paper cassette.
3
Click the drop-down list of printer names. All the installed printers are
listed. Click the name of the printer.
4
Use Number of copies to enter the number of copies required. Up to
999 copies can be printed.For Microsoft Word, we recommend that
you click Options and specify Use printer settings for the Default
tray.
5
To start printing, click OK.
From the application File menu, select Print. The Print dialog box
appears.
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Manual Duplex (For LP 3128 only)
Use Manual Duplex if you require printing on both sides of the paper.
The even pages are printed first and then reloaded to print the odd
pages. An instruction sheet is available to assist with loading the sheets
in the correct orientation and order.
Note Ensure Print Instructions is selected to receive the
instruction sheet. Continue to use the sheet until you are familiar
with this feature.
1
Ensure Cassette 1 is selected as the Source in the Print Properties
dialog box.
2
Select Print on Both Sides (Manual Duplex).
Select Gutter Settings on Layout tab and enter the value required
for each edge. Gutter width range is 5.00 to 25.4mm (0.20 to 1.00
inch). Select Reduce Image to fit as required.
Select Print on both side (manual duplex), and use the Duplex
Details option to select Flip on Long Edge for binding on the long
edge or Flip on Short Edge for binding on the short edge. Select
Print manual duplex instructions to receive the reloading
instructions.
3
Select OK to return to the Print dialog box and select OK to start
printing. A Manual Duplex instruction message box displays. The
even pages are printed including the instruction sheet.
Note Nothing will be printed on the instruction sheet.
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Remove all the even pages (including the instruction sheet) from the
output tray, fan through the sheets to separate them prior to loading.
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Load the even pages printed into the paper cassette with the
instruction sheet facing up and the arrows pointing toward the
printer.
Long Edge Binding
Short Edge Binding
Note If the paper is considerably curled in one direction, roll the
paperin the opposite direction to counteract the curl. If this will not
cancel the curl satisfactorily, try to reduce the number of sheets
loaded in the paper cassette to the maximum of 100.
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Select OK on the Manual Duplex instruction message box. All the
odd pages will be printed.
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Status Monitor
The Status Monitor monitors the printer status and provides an ongoing
reporting function. It also allows you to specify and modify settings for
printers not included in the KX driver.
The Status Monitor is installed automatically during KX driver installation.
Accessing the Status Monitor
Use either of the methods listed below to launch the Status Monitor.
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Launch when printing starts:
When you specify a printer and start a print job, one Status Monitor
is launched for each printer name. If Status Monitor startup is
requested from multiple printers, Status Monitors are launched for
each printer that issues the request.
Launch from the KX driver properties:
Right-click the Version Info button in the KX driver Properties dialog
box. Then click Status Monitor in the Version Info dialog box to
launch the Status Monitor.
Exiting the Status Monitor
Use either of the methods listed below to exit the Status Monitor.
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Exit manually:
Right-click the Status Monitor icon in the taskbar and select Exit in
the menu to exit the Status Monitor.
Exit automatically:
The Status Monitor automatically shuts down after 5 minutes if it is
not being used.
Screen Overview
The screen overview of the Status Monitor is as follows.
Pop-up window
3D View
Status Monitor icon
Pop-up window
If an information notification event occurs, a pop-up window appears.
This window only appears when the 3D View is open on the desktop.
3D View
This shows the status of the monitored printer as a 3D image. You can
choose whether to show or hide the 3D view from the menu displayed
when you right-click the Status Monitor icon.
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If an information notification event occurs, the 3D view and an alert
sound are used to notify you. For information on the sound notification
settings, refer to Status Monitor Settings on page 3-12.
Status Monitor icon
The Status Monitor icon is displayed in the taskbar notification area
when the Status Monitor is running. When you position the cursor over
the icon, the printer name appears.
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Status Monitor Settings
The Status Monitor has two tabs to configure its settings. Use the
Preference option to set up the Status Monitor.
Sound Notification Tab
The Event Notification tab contains the following items.
IMPORTANT To confirm the settings on Sound Notification tab, the
computer requirs the sound capabilities such as sound card and
speaker.
Enable Event Notification
Select to enable or disable monitoring the events in Available events.
Sound file
A sound file can be selected if you require an audible notification. Click
Browse to search for the sound file.
Use Text to speech
Select this check box to enter text you would like to hear played for
events. Although a sound file is unnecessary, this function is applicable
for Windows XP.
To use this function, follow these steps.
1
2
Select Enable Event Notification.
Click Browse to notify the event by sound file.
Note The available file format is WAV.
Select Use Text to speech to speech the text entered in Text to
speech box when an event occurred.
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3
Select an event to use with the text to speech function in Available
events.
4
Click Play to confirm the sound or text is played correctly.
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Appearance Tab
The Appearance tab is contains the following items.
Enlarge window
Doubles the size of the Status Monitor window.
Always on top
Positions the Status Monitor in front of other active windows.
Transparency
Displays the Status Monitor as a transparent window.
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Configuration Tool
The Configuration Tool allows you to check and/or change the settings
for printers not included in the KX driver.
The Configuration Tool can be used for printers connected to the PC via
a USB cable.
Note The contents of the Properties dialog box will vary
depending on the installed optional devices, and whether the
device is connected by a network interface or a local interface.
Accessing the Configuration Tool
Follow these steps to display the Configuration Tool on the desktop.
Note To configure the settings of the Configuration Tool, run the
Status Monitor on your computer at first.
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2
Right-click the Status Monitor icon in the Windows taskbar.
Select Configure the Printing System from the menu. The
Configuration Tool window appears.
Exiting the Configuration Tool
Use either of the methods listed below to exit the Configuration Tool.
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Exit using the Close button:
Click
in the top-right corner of the Configuration Tool window.
Exit using the OK or Cancel button:
Clicking OK exits the Configuration Tool after applying the modified
printer settings. Clicking Cancel exits the Configuration Tool without
applying the modified printer settings.
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Status Tab
The Status tab displays current information about the device, such as the
model name, system firmware, engine firmware, serial number, total
memory, and number of printed pages.
Input Tab
The Input tab displays information about the paper feeder attached to the
machine, such as the current paper level and the maximum paper
capacity.
This tab also enables you to customize the paper size and type of the
paper cassette or optional paper feeder. If you selected Custom as the
paper size for Cassette 1 to Cassette 3, you can use this tab to set the
width (X) and height (Y) of the custom paper.
Media Tab
The Media tab displays and lets you select the weight and density for
each media type. It also enables or disables duplex printing for the each
media type. Duplex printing is available for LP 3228 only.
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Printer Tab
The Printer tab allows you to set print processing parameters that are not
available in the KX driver. As well as the form feed timeout, you can
change the memory size used for processing raster data such as bitmap
and JPEG files.
Connection Tab
You can use the Connection tab to set the emulation. You can also use
this tab to change the buffer memory size and buffer mode of the printer
for communication processing to the host.
Data Tab
The Data tab fetches and lists the data stored in the CF card or RAM
disk. Select a data type and click [View] to fetch and display a list of the
target data from the printer. The information displayed includes the
name, type and storage location.
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Others Tab
The Others tab enables you to configure the printer settings shown
below.
Item
Description
Auto sleep
Configures the amount of time when the printer
automatically enters Sleep Mode. Click Advanced to
turn Auto sleep On or Off.
Enables or disables the EcoFuser. Select On to
reduce the power consumption to a minimum by
turning off the heater of the fixing unit at Sleep Mode.
The default setting is On.
Locks or unlocks the operation panel. Locking the
operation panel disables key operations from the
panel.
Enables or disables RAM disk mode. Enabling the
RAM disk allows you to use it as a temporary
storage area for data such as font files or the
contents of the receive buffer. You can also specify
the RAM disk size by clicking Enable.
EcoFuser
Panel lock
RAM disk
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Uninstalling Software
The CD-ROM lets you remove the printer software.
1
2
3
Click Remove Software. The Uninstaller appears.
Select the software package to remove.
Click Uninstall.
Note In Windows Vista, Remove Driver and Package screen
appears. Select Remove driver and driver package, and
click OK.
The uninstaller starts.
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5
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When Uninstall complete screen appears, click Finish.
Select whether you restart your computer or not, click Finish.
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Maintenance
This chapter explains how to replace the toner container and clean the
printer.
General Information
Toner Container Replacement
Cleaning the Printer
Prolonged Non-Use and Moving the Printer
Maintenance
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General Information
This chapter describes basic maintenance tasks you can perform for the
printer. You can replace the toner container according to the printer's
status:
Also, the internal parts need periodic cleaning.
Note Information Collection on Memory Chips - The memory chip
attached to the toner container is designed to improve
convenience for the end user; to support the recycling operation of
empty toner containers; and to gather information to support new
product planning and development. The information gathered is
anonymous - it cannot be associated to any specific individual and
the data is intended to be used anonymously.
Toner Container Replacement
The Toner indicator identifies the toner status at two stages of toner
usage.
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When the printer becomes low on toner, the Toner indicator flashes.
Note the replacement is not always necessary at this stage.
If you ignore the above status and continue printing, the Toner
indicator lights up just before the toner is used up. The toner
container must then be replaced immediately.
In either case, replace the toner container.
Frequency of toner container replacement
Assuming an average toner coverage of 5% and EcoPrint mode turned
off, the toner container will need replacing approximately once every
7,200 pages (LP 3228) or 4,000 pages (LP 3128).
Starter Toner Container
The toner container packed with the new printer is a starter toner
container. The starter toner container lasts an average of 3,600 pages
(LP3228) or 2,000 pages (LP 3128).
Toner Kits
For best results, we recommend that you only use genuine UTAX
Parts and Supplies.
A new toner kit contains the following items:
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Toner Container
Plastic waste bag for old toner container
Installation Guide
Note Do not remove the toner container from the carton until you
are ready to install it in the printer.
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Maintenance
Replacing the Toner Container
This section explains how to replace the toner container.
CAUTION Do not attempt to incinerate the Toner
Container. Dangerous sparks may cause burns.
IMPORTANT During toner container replacement, temporarily move
storage media and computer supplies (such as floppy disks) away
from the toner container. This is to avoid damaging media by the
magnetism of toner.
IMPORTANT UTAX GmbH is not liable against any
damages or problems arising from the use of toner containers other than
those designated as original UTAX toner containers. For optimum
performance, it is also recommended to use only the UTAX toner
containers which are specifically intended for use in your country or
region. If the toner container for another destinations is installed, the
printer will stop printing.
Note You do not have to turn printer power off before starting
the replacement. Any data that may be processing in the printer
will be deleted if you turn the printer power off.
1
Open the top cover.
2
Turn lock lever to the unlock position. Push lock lever to the position
marked arrow and pull out the toner container.
Note Put the old toner container in the plastic bag (supplied
with the new toner kit) and discard it later according to the local
code or regulations for waste disposal.
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3
Take the new toner container out of the toner kit. Shake the new
toner container at least 5 times as shown in the figure in order to
distribute the toner evenly inside the container.
4
Remove the label from the toner container.
5
Install the new toner container in the printer. Push firmly on the top of
the container at the positions marked PUSH, until you hear a click.
Maintenance
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7
Maintenance
Turn lock lever to the lock position.
Close the top cover.
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Cleaning the Printer
To avoid print quality problems, the interior of the printer must be
cleaned with every toner container replacement.
1
Open the top cover and front cover.
2
Lift the process unit together with the toner container out of the
printer.
3
Remove the drum unit from the printer by holding the green levers
with both hands.
Note The drum is sensitive to light. Never expose the process
unit to light for more than five minutes.
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Maintenance
4
Place the drum unit flat on a clean, level surface.
IMPORTANT Do not place the drum unit on end.
5
Use a clean, lint free cloth to clean dust and dirt away from the metal
registration roller.
IMPORTANT Take care not to touch the transfer roller (black)
during cleaning.
6
Slide the charger cleaner (green) back and forth 2 or 3 times to clean
the charger wire, then return it to its original position (CLEANER
HOME POSITION ).
IMPORTANT After cleaning, make sure you restore the charger
cleaner to its home position.
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Maintenance
When cleaning is complete, return the drum unit to the original
position.
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4-8
Return the process unit to its position, aligning the guides at both
ends with the slots in the printer. Then, close the front cover and top
cover.
Maintenance
Prolonged Non-Use and Moving the Printer
Prolonged Non-use
If you ever leave the printer unused for a long period of time, remove the
power cord from the wall outlet.
We recommend you consult with your dealer about the additional actions
you should take to avoid possible damage that may occur when the
printer is used next time.
Moving the Printer
When you move the printer:
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Move it gently.
Keep it as level as possible to avoid spilling toner inside the printer.
Be sure to consult a service technician before attempting
longdistance transportation of the printer.
WARNING If you ship the printer, remove and pack the
process unit and drum unit in a plastic bag and ship them
separately from the printer.
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5
Troubleshooting
This chapter explains how to handle printer problems, understand
indicator combinations, and clean paper jams.
General Guidelines
Print Quality Problems
Understanding Indicators
Cleaning Paper Jams
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General Guidelines
The table below provides basic solutions for problems you may
encounter with the printer. We suggest you consult this table to
troubleshoot the problems before calling for service repairs.
Symptom
Check Items
Corrective Actions
The printer will not print
from the computer.
Check the Ready indicator.
Using the information on page 1-5, check if an error
has occurred and clear the error.
If the status page was printed successfully, there
may be a problem with the connection to the
computer. Refer to the Installation Guide and check
the connection.
Turn the power switch Off (O) and then On ( | )
again. Print the job again.
Check if a status page can be printed.
Check that the indicators display in a
recognized combination. Refer to
Indicators on page 1-5 for further
information.
Print quality is poor.
Paper is jammed.
The indicators are off and Check the power cord.
the fan is not working.
Check the power switch is in the
On ( | ) position.
The printer prints a status
page but data from the
computer is not being
printed.
Check program files and application
software.
Check the interface cable.
Refer to Print Quality Problems on page 5-3.
Refer to Cleaning Paper Jams on page 5-9.
Connect both ends of the power cord securely. Try
replacing the power cord. Refer to Installation Guide
for information.
Refer to the Installation Guide for more information.
Try printing another file or using another print
command. If the problem occurs with a specific file or
application, check the printer settings for that
application.
Connect both ends of the interface cable securely.
Try replacing the printer cable. Refer to the
Installation Guide for more information.
Tips
Printer problems may be solved easily by following the tips below. When
you have encountered a problem that cannot be solved following the
guidelines above, try the following:
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Restart the computer you are using to send print jobs to the printer.
Obtain and use the latest version of the printer driver. The latest
versions of printer drivers and utilities are available at:
http://www.utax.com (download centre).
Make sure that the procedures for printing are correctly followed in
the application software. Consult the documentation supplied with
the application software.
Troubleshooting
Print Quality Problems
The tables and diagrams in the following sections define print quality
problems and the corrective action you can conduct to solve the
problems. Some solutions may require cleaning or replacing parts of the
printer.
If the suggested corrective action will not solve the problem, call for
service.
Printed Results
Corrective Action
Completely blank printoutt
Check the toner container.
Open the front cover and check that the toner container is correctly
installed in the printer. Refer to Toner Container Replacement on
page 4-2.
Full single-color printout
Contact your service technician.
Dropouts, stray dots
Drum or process unit may be damaged. If the problem is not solved
even after printing several pages, call for service.
Vertical streaks
Check the toner container and if necessary replace. Refer to Toner
Container Replacement on page 4-2.
Clean the charger wire. Refer to Cleaning the Printer on page 4-6.
Check the charger cleaner of the drum unit is in its original
position. Refer to Cleaning the Printer on page 4-6.
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Printed Results
Corrective Action
Faint or blurred printing
Check the toner container and if necessary replace. Refer to Toner
Container Replacement on page 4-2.
Clean the charger wire. Refer to Cleaning the Printer on page 4-6.
Gray background
Check the toner container and if necessary replace. Refer to Toner
Container Replacement on page 4-2.
Check the process unit and drum unit are installed correctly. Refer to
Cleaning the Printer on page 4-6.
Dirt on the top edge or back of the
paper
If the problem is not solved even after printing several pages, clean
the registration roller. Refer to Cleaning the Printer on page 4-6.
If the problem is not solved after cleaning, call for service.
Printing incomplete or out of position
Check that the printing settings are correct in the application software
and the printer driver.
Check whether the problem is being caused by a PRESCRIBE
command error. If the problem occurs only with a specific file or
program, the most likely cause is an error in a parameter to a
command or command syntax.
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Troubleshooting
Understanding Indicators
The indicator displays generally fall into one of three categories: normal
operation, maintenance and errors (repairs).
Click the icon
to play the animation of the indicator combinations.
Right-click an indicator, then select Playback and Play to play the
animation repeatedly.
IMPORTANT To play the animation, you have to install Adobe Flash
Player and Adobe Reader (Version 6.01 or more) to your PC. If the
animation is not displayed, you should get the latest version from Adobe
site (http://www.adobe.com/downloads/).
Normal Indication
The table below shows the indicator combinations when the printer
status is normal.
Indicator
Meaning
The printer is canceling data.
The printer is warning up.
The printer is adjusting the color.
The printer is installing toner.
The printer is receiving data.
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Indicator
Meaning
The printer is receiving data.
Printing resumes when the [GO] is pressed.
The printer is printing the last page after waiting.
Printing is possible.
Offline status. You cannot print, but the printer can receive data.
The printer returns to online status when the [GO] is pressed.
The printer is in sleep mode.The printer returns to online status
when the [GO] is pressed, the cover is opened and closed, or the
printer receives the print jobs.
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Troubleshooting
Maintenance Indication
The table below shows the indicator combinations when user
intervention is required. It is assumed that the printer is online and is
processing data.
Indicator
Meaning
Remedy
There is no paper in the cassette,
MP tray, or Manual Feed.
Load paper into the paper source.
The cassette is not inserted
properly.
Insert the cassette fully into the printer.
The top cover is open.
Close the cover.
There is no cassette in the paper
feeder or the cassette specified as
a paper supply is not inserted
properly.
Re-insert the cassette and then try
printing again.
The process unit or toner
container is not installed.
Install the process unit or toner
container.
The cassette does not contain the
paper specified by the printer
driver.
Load the paper into the cassette (#[1 or
2]) and then restart printing. You can
change the paper source by pressing
the [GO].
The paper sizes do not match.
If the paper size in the paper source
differs from the paper size and type
specified by the printer driver, you can
print by supplying paper from the MP
tray or Manual Feed. Load the correct
paper size and type into the MP tray or
Manual Feed and press [GO] to begin
printing.
If you want to supply paper from a
source other than the MP tray or
Manual Feed, you can change the
paper source by pressing [GO].
If the paper fed from the MP tray or
Manual Feed is a different size from the
specified paper size, a paper jam will
occur.
A paper jam occurred during
printing.
Troubleshooting
Open the printer cover and remove the
jammed paper.
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Indicator
Meaning
Remedy
The toner is running low.
Have a new toner container ready.
The toner has run out.
Replace with a new toner container.
After replacing the toner container,
clean the inside of the printer.
Unable to print with the specified
resolution due to insufficient
memory.
Add the expansion memory to the
printer.
CF card is not formatted.
Format the CF card.
Specified file not found.
Press [GO] to continue processing.
Press [Cancel] to cancel processing.
The current printing cannot be
continued.
Press [GO] to continue processing.
Press [Cancel] to cancel processing.
Unable to print due to insufficient
memory.
Install the expansion memory in the
printer. Press [GO] to continue
processing. Press [Cancel] to cancel
processing.
Unable to print as the data is too
complicated.
Press [GO] to continue processing.
Press [Cancel] to cancel processing.
Error Indication
If the indicators light or flash repeatedly in manners not described
above for normal or maintenance indication, a service error has
probably occurred. Turn the printer off by the power switch, wait 5
seconds and then turn the printer on again. This may clear the error.
Even if the error is not cleared, contact your service technician.
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Troubleshooting
Cleaning Paper Jams
If paper jams in the paper transport system, or no paper sheets are fed
at all, the printer automatically goes offline, and the Jam indicator will
light. Status Monitor or COMMAND CENTER can indicate the location of
the paper jam (the component where the paper jam has occurred).
Remove the paper jam. After removing the paper jam, the printer will
resume printing.
Possible Paper Jam Locations
The figure below shows the printer's paper paths including the optional
paper feeder. The locations where paper jams might occur are also
shown here, with each location explained in the table below. Paper jams
can occur in more than one component on the paper paths.
Paper jam location
Troubleshooting
Description
Reference page
A
Paper jam at the MP tray.
page 5-10
B
Paper jam at the paper cassette. The cassette number can be 1.
page 5-11
C
Paper jam inside the duplex section.
page 5-12
D
Paper jam inside the printer.
page 5-13
E
Paper jam at the rear cover.
page 5-15
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General considerations for clearing jams
Bear in mind the following considerations when attempting paper jam
removal:
CAUTION When pulling the paper, pull it gently so as not
to tear it. Torn pieces of paper are difficult to remove and
may be easily overlooked, deterring the paper jam recovery.
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If paper jams occur frequently, try using a different type of paper,
replace the paper with paper from another ream, or flip the paper
stack over. The printer may have problems if paper jams recur after
the paper is replaced.
Whether or not the jammed pages are reproduced normally after
printing is resumed, depends on the location of the paper jam.
MP Tray
1
Remove the paper jammed at the MP tray.
IMPORTANT Do not try to remove paper that has already been
partially fed. Proceed to Inside the Printer on page 5-13.
2
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Reload the MP tray. Open and close the top cover to clear the error
and the printer warms up and resumes printing.
Troubleshooting
Paper Cassette/Paper Feeder
1
2
Pull out the cassette or optional paper feeder.
Remove any partially fed paper.
IMPORTANT Do not try to remove paper that has already been
partially fed. Proceed to Inside the Printer on page 5-13.
Note Check to see if paper is loaded correctly. If not, reload
the paper.
3
Troubleshooting
Push the cassette back in securely. The printer warms up and
resumes printing.
5-11
Duplexer
Paper is jammed in the duplex section. Remove the jammed paper using
the procedure given below.
1
2
Pull the paper cassette all the way out of the printer.
Open the duplexer's cover in front of the printer and remove any
jammed paper.
Open the duplexer's cover at the rear of the printer and remove any
jammed paper.
3
5-12
Push the cassette back in securely to clear the error. The printer
warms up and resumes printing.
Troubleshooting
Inside the Printer
1
Pull the paper cassette all the way out of the printer. Remove any
partially fed paper.
2
Open the top cover and front cover, and lift the process unit together
with the toner container out of the printer.
3
Remove the drum unit from the printer by holding the green levers
with both hands.
CAUTION The fuser unit inside the printer is hot. Do not
touch it, as it may result in burn injury.
Note The drum is sensitive to light. Never expose the process
unit to light for more than five minutes.
4
Troubleshooting
If the jammed paper appears to be pinched by rollers, pull it along
the normal running direction of the paper.
5-13
5-14
5
Return the drum unit to its position, aligning the guides at both ends
with the slots in the printer.
6
Insert the process unit together with the toner container, back into
the machine. Close the top cover and the front cover. The printer
warms up and resumes printing.
Troubleshooting
Rear Cover
1
Open the rear cover and remove the jammed paper by pulling it out.
CAUTION The fuser unit inside the printer is hot. Do not
touch it, as it may result in burn injury.
If the paper is jammed inside the fuser unit, open the fuser cover
and remove the paper by pulling it out.
2
Troubleshooting
Close the rear cover, and open and close the top cover to clear the
error. The printer warms up and resumes printing.
5-15
5-16
Troubleshooting
6
Option
This chapter explains the options for this printer.
General Information
Expansion Memory Modules
Paper Feeder (PF-100 )
Network Interface Card
CompactFlash (CF) Card
Option
6-2
6-3
6-6
6-7
6-8
6-1
General Information
The printers have the following options available to satisfy your printing
requirements.
Note Install the memory module before installing the optional
paper feeder (PF-100).
For instructions on installing individual options, refer to the
documentation included with the option. Some options are explained in
the following sections.
Network Interface
Card
CF Card
Expansion Memory
Module (DIMM
64/128/256/512 MB)
Paper Feeder (PF-100)
6-2
Option
Expansion Memory Modules
To expand the printer memory for more complex print jobs and faster
print speed, you can plug in optional memory module (dual in line
memory module) in the memory slot provided on the printer main
controller board. You can select additional memory module from 64, 128,
256 or 512MB. The maximum memory size is 544MB.
Note The expansion memory should only be installed by your
service technician. We shall not be liable for any damages caused
by improper installation of expansion memory.
Precautions for handling the printer's main controller
board and memory module
To protect electronic parts, discharge static electricity from your body by
touching a water pipe (faucet) or other large metal object before handling
the memory module. Or, wear an antistatic wrist strap, if possible, when
you install the memory module.
Always hold the main controller board or a memory module by its edges
as shown below to avoid damaging electronic parts.
Correct
Option
Incorrect
6-3
Installing the Memory Module
6-4
1
2
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and printer cable.
3
Remove the fixing tape in case of the first installation. Then, remove
the memory slot cover as shown in the figure.
4
5
Push out the clamps on both ends of the memory socket.
6
Aligning the cutouts of the memory module with the matching keys of
the socket, carefully plug the memory module into the memory
socket until it clicks in place.
Remove the right cover with a piece of metal similar to coin.
Remove the memory module from its package.
Option
7
The memory module is secured to the memory socket with the
clamps.
8
Reinstall the memory slot cover and the right cover.
Removing a Memory Module
To remove a memory module, remove the right cover and the memory
slot cover from the printer. Then, carefully push out the two socket
clamps. Ease the memory module out of the socket to remove.
Verifying the expanded memory
To verify that the memory module is working properly, test it by printing a
status page.
Option
6-5
Paper Feeder (PF-100 )
The PF-100 allows you to add one (for LP 3128) or two (for LP 3228)
more paper cassette to the bottom of the printer for continuous feeding
of a large volume of paper. Each paper cassette can hold up to
approximately 250 sheets of ISO A4, ISO A5, JIS B5, Letter, or Legal
size (80g/m2) paper. This feeder is attached at the bottom of the printer
as shown on the left.
6-6
Option
Network Interface Card
The network interface card supports TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI and
AppleTalk protocols, so that the printer can be used on network
environments including Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, NetWare, etc.
The network interface card must be installed in the option interface slot
that is located at the back of the printer.
Option
1
2
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and printer cable.
3
Remove the optional interface slot cover.
4
Insert the Network Interface Card and secure it with the screws
removed in step 3.
5
6
7
Close the rear cover, and connect the printer cable.
Open the rear cover.
Connect the power cord, and turn on the printer.
Configure the network address from Quick Setup. For more
information, refer to Operation Guide of the network card.
6-7
CompactFlash (CF) Card
The printer is equipped with a slot for a CF card with the maximum size
of 256MB. A CF card is useful for storing fonts, macros, and overlays.
1
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and printer cable.
CAUTION Before inserting a CF card in the printer, make
sure that the printer is switched off.
2
Open the rear cover.
3
Remove the optional interface slot cover.
When the Network Interface Card is installed, remove it.
6-8
Option
Option
4
Insert the CF Card.
5
6
Secure it with the screws removed in step 3.
Connect the power cord and printer cable and turn on the printer.
6-9
6-10
Option
7
Appendix
This section lists the specifications of this printer.
Specifications
Environmental Standard Requirements
Appendix
7-2
7-4
7-1
Specifications
Note These specifications are subject to change without notice.
Description
Item
LP 3128
Type
Desktop
Printing Method
Electrophotography, laser scan
Paper Weight
Paper Type
Paper Size
Cassette
60 to 120 g/m²
MP Tray
60 to 220 g/m²
Cassette
Plain, Preprinted, Bond, Recycled, Rough, Letterhead, Color (Colour),
Prepunched, High Quality, Custom 1 to 8
MP Tray/Manual
Feed
Plain, Transparency, Preprinted, Labels, Bond, Recycled, Rough, Vellum,
Letterhead, Color (Colour), Prepunched, Envelope, Cardstock, Thick paper,
High Quality, Custom 1 to 8
Cassette
A4, JIS B5, A5, Follio, Legal, Letter, Oficio II, Statement, Executive, A6, B6, ISO
B5, Envelope C5, 16K, Custom (105 × 148 to 216 × 356mm (4-1/8 × 5-13/16 to
8-1/2 × 14 inches)
Paper Feeder
A4, JIS B5, A5, Follio, Legal, Letter, Oficio II, Executive, B6, ISO B5, Envelope
C5, 16K, Custom (148 × 210 to 216 × 356mm (5-13/16 × 8-5/16 to 8-1/2 × 14
inches)
MP Tray/Manual
Feed
A4, JIS B5, A5, Follio, Legal, Letter, Oficio II, Statement, Executive, A6, B6, ISO
B5, Envelope C5, Envelope #10, Envelope #9, Envelope #6-3/4, Envelope
Monarch, Envelope DL, Hagaki, Ofuku Hagaki, 16K, Yokei 2, Yokei 4, Custom
(70 × 148 to 216 × 356mm (2-13/16 × 5-13/16 to 8-1/2 × 14 inches)
Magnification ratio
Printing Speed
LP 3228
60 to 120 g/m² (Duplex: 60 to
105 g/m²)
25 to 400%, 1% increments
Simplex
A4/Letter: 28 ppm/30 ppm
A5: 17 ppm
Duplex
-
A4/Letter: 14 ppm/15 ppm
First Print Time (A4, feed from
Cassette)
6 seconds or less
Warm-up Time
(22°C/71.6°F,
60%RH)
Power on
20 seconds or less (120 V AC), 19 seconds or less (220 to 240 V AC)
Sleep
15 seconds or less (120 V AC), 14 seconds or less (220 to 240 V AC)
Paper Capacity
Cassette 1
250 sheets (80 g/m², 11 × 8 1/2"/A4 or smaller)
Cassette 2
250 sheets (80 g/m², 11 × 8 1/2"/A4 or smaller)
Cassette 3
Output Tray
Capacity
7-2
250 sheets (80 g/m², 11 × 8 1/2"/A4 or smaller)
MP Tray
-
50 sheets (80 g/m², 11 × 8 1/2"/A4 or
smaller)
Manual Feed
1 sheet (80 g/m², 11 × 8 1/2"/A4 or
smaller)
-
Simplex
250 sheets (80 g/m²)
Duplex
-
200 sheets (80 g/m²)
Appendix
Description
Item
LP 3128
LP 3228
Continuous printing
1 to 999 sheets
Resolution
Fine 1200 mode, Fast 1200 mode, 600 dpi, 300 dpi
Monthly Duty
Operating
Environment
Average
1,500 pages
Maximum
15,000 pages
Temperature
10 to 32.5°C/50 to 90.5°F
Humidity
15 to 80 %
Altitude
2,500 m/8,202 ft maximum
Brightness
1,500 lux maximum
Controller
PowerPC 405F5/360 MHz
Supported OS
Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.x
Interface
Standard
Hi-Speed USB: 1
Option
Network Interface Card: 1 (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T)
PDL
Memory
PRESCRIBE
Standard
32MB
Maximum
544MB
Dimension (W x D x H)
375 × 393 × 250 mm
14 3/4 × 15 1/2 × 9 7/8"
Weight (without toner container)
10 kg/22.1 lb
Power Requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz, 7.5 A/220 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 3.9 A
Power
Consumption
Maximum
842 W (U.S.A./Canada), 849 W (European countries)
During printing
456 W (U.S.A./Canada), 439 W (European countries)
During standby
5.7 W (U.S.A./Canada), 6.5 W (European countries) when EcoFuser is On.
90 W (U.S.A./Canada), 106 W (European countries) when EcoFuser is Off.
Power off
Options
Appendix
0W
Expanded memory, Paper Feeder
(250-sheet x 1), Network Interface
Card
Expanded memory, Paper Feeder
(250-sheet x 2), Network Interface
Card
7-3
Environmental Standard Requirements
This machine conforms to the following environmental standard
requirements.
•
•
•
Time for switching to Sleep mode (default): 15 minutes
Duplex Printing: Standard Equipment
Durable paper for feeding: Paper made of 100% recycled paper
NOTE: Contact your Dealer or Service Representative for recommended
paper types.
7-4
Appendix
Index
A
Adhesive label .................................................................2-7
Attention indicator
operation panel .........................................................1-4
C
CF card ............................................................................ 6-8
option ........................................................................6-2
Cancel key .......................................................................1-4
operation panel .........................................................1-4
Casette
paper sizes ...............................................................2-4
Cassette
basis weight .............................................................. 2-5
loading paper ..........................................................2-11
Charger cleaner ...............................................................4-7
Cleaning
charger wire .............................................................. 4-7
printer .......................................................................4-6
registration roller .......................................................4-7
Clearing paper jams
MP tray ...................................................................5-10
duplex section .........................................................5-12
inside the printer .....................................................5-13
paper cassette ........................................................5-11
paper feeder ...........................................................5-11
rear cover section ...................................................5-15
Colored paper ..................................................................2-9
CompactFlash card ...................................................6-2, 6-8
Components
at the front of the printer ...........................................1-2
at the rear of the printer ............................................1-3
Connection
USB cable .................................................................3-2
power cord ................................................................3-2
Conventions in this guide ..................................................xxi
Custom mode
installation method ....................................................3-5
Expansion memory module
option ........................................................................6-2
Express mode
installation method ....................................................3-4
G
GO key .............................................................................1-4
operation panel .........................................................1-4
General problems
troubleshooting .........................................................5-2
Front cover
components ..............................................................1-2
Fuser unit
clearing paper jams ................................................5-15
I
Indicator combinations
error ..........................................................................5-8
maintenancel ............................................................5-7
normal .......................................................................5-5
Indicators
Ready, Data, Jam, Attention, Toner ..........................1-5
Inside the printer
clearing paper jams ................................................5-13
Installation method
custom mode ............................................................3-5
express mode ...........................................................3-4
Installation precautions .................................................... xvi
Installing CF card .............................................................6-8
Installing memory module ................................................6-4
Installing network interface card ......................................6-7
Installing the Printer Driver
Mac OS .....................................................................3-6
Installing the printer driver ................................................3-3
Windows PC .............................................................3-3
Instruction sheet
manual duplex ..........................................................3-9
E
K
DIMM ...............................................................................6-2
Data indicator
operation panel .........................................................1-4
Energy Star program .........................................................xiv
Envelope ..........................................................................2-8
Environmental standard requirements .............................7-4
Error indication
indicators ..................................................................5-8
Drum unit
clearing paper jams ................................................5-13
maintenance .............................................................4-6
Duplex section
clearing paper jams ................................................5-12
Jam indicator
operation panel .........................................................1-4
Key
Cancel .......................................................................1-6
GO ............................................................................1-6
Keys
GO, Cancel ...............................................................1-6
M
MP tray
basis weight ..............................................................2-5
clearing paper jams ................................................5-10
Index-1
components ..............................................................1-2
loading paper ..........................................................2-14
minimum and maximum paper sizes ........................2-3
paper sizes ................................................................2-4
paper type ...............................................................2-10
Label ................................................................................2-7
Machine parts ...................................................................1-1
Maintenance
Toner container replacement, cleaning .....................4-1
Maintenance indication
indicators ...................................................................5-7
Manual duplex ..................................................................3-8
Manual feed
components ..............................................................1-2
Left cover 1 ......................................................................1-3
Legal and safety information
Automatic 2-sided copy function ............................... xiv
Energy Star program ................................................. xiv
Energy saving control function .................................. xiv
Installation precautions ............................................. xvi
Paper recycling ......................................................... xiv
Precautions for use ..................................................xviii
Memory module handling .................................................6-3
Loading paper
Cassette ..................................................................2-11
MP tray ....................................................................2-14
Lock lever
toner container ..........................................................4-3
Moving printer ..................................................................4-9
O
Names
Operation panel ........................................................1-4
Network interface card .....................................................6-7
option ........................................................................6-2
Operation panel
components ..............................................................1-2
indicators, keys, overview .........................................1-4
Normal indication
indicators ...................................................................5-5
Option
CF card .....................................................................6-2
Document finisher .....................................................4-6
expansion memory module .......................................6-2
paper feeder ..............................................................6-2
network interface card ...............................................6-2
Optional interface slot cover
components ..............................................................1-3
Options .............................................................................6-2
Original platen
Cleaning ....................................................................5-2
Q
PF-100 ..................................................................... 6-2, 6-6
Paper
Loading paper into 3000 sheet paper feeder 2-11, 2-14
minimum and maximum sizes ...................................2-3
Paper Cassette
components ..............................................................1-2
Index-2
Paper cassette
clearing paper jams ................................................ 5-11
minimum and maximum page sizes ......................... 2-3
paper type .............................................................. 2-10
Paper feeder .................................................................... 6-6
clearing paper jams ................................................ 5-11
option ....................................................................... 6-2
Paper gauge .................................................................. 2-13
Paper guides ................................................................. 2-14
Paper indicator
operation panel ........................................................ 1-4
Paper length guide ........................................................ 2-12
Paper stopper
components .............................................................. 1-2
Paper weight ................................................................... 2-5
Possible paper jam locations ........................................... 5-9
Postcard .......................................................................... 2-8
Power cord
connection ................................................................ 3-2
Power cord connector
components .............................................................. 1-3
Power switch
components .............................................................. 1-3
Precautions for use .........................................................xviii
Preparing paper ............................................................. 2-11
Preprinted paper .............................................................. 2-9
Print quality problems
troubleshooting ......................................................... 5-3
Process unit
clearing paper jams ................................................ 5-13
maintenance ............................................................. 4-6
Prolonged non-use .......................................................... 4-9
S
Ready indicator
operation panel ........................................................ 1-4
Rear cover
components .............................................................. 1-3
Rear cover section
clearing paper jams ................................................ 5-15
Recycled paper ............................................................... 2-9
Registration roller
cleaning .................................................................... 4-7
Removing memory module ............................................. 6-5
Replacement
toner container .................................................. 4-2, 4-3
Replacing toner container ............................................... 4-3
Right cover
components .............................................................. 1-2
Special paper ................................................................... 2-7
Specifications .................................................................. 7-2
Environmental specifications .................................... 7-4
Starter container
toner container ......................................................... 4-2
Subtray
components .............................................................. 1-2
U
USB cable
connection ................................................................ 3-2
USB interface connector
components .............................................................. 1-3
Tips ..................................................................................5-2
Understanding indicators .................................................5-5
Top cover
components .............................................................. 1-2
Toner container
how to replace ..........................................................4-3
replacement .............................................................. 4-2
Toner indicator
operation panel .........................................................1-4
replacing toner container ..........................................4-2
Toner kit
toner container, plastic waste bag, installation guide 4-2
Top tray
components .............................................................. 1-2
Touch panel ..............................................................1-5, 1-6
Transparency ...................................................................2-7
Troubleshooting ...............................................................5-1
general problems ......................................................5-2
print quality problems ...............................................5-3
Turning on the power .......................................................3-2
W
Verifying expanded memory ............................................6-5
Z
Cleaning
Document processor ................................................ 5-3
Index-3
Index-4
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