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Contents
1 Introduction
Special Features ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.1
Printer Components –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.3
2 Setting Up Your Printer
STEP 1: Unpack Your Printer –––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.1
STEP 2: Install the Toner Cartridge ––––––––––––––––––––– 2.2
STEP 3: Load Paper ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.4
STEP 4: Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable ––––– 2.6
STEP 5: Turn on the Printer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.7
STEP 6: Print a Demo Page! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.7
STEP 7: Install the Printer Software ––––––––––––––––––––– 2.8
Installing Software from Diskette –––––––––––––––––––– 2.13
3 Using Control Panel
Control Panel Buttons –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.1
Control Panel Lights ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.3
4 Print Media
Choosing Paper and Other Media ––––––––––––––––––––– 4.1
Selecting the Output Location ––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.4
Loading Paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.5
Printing on Envelopes –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.7
Printing on Heavy Paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.9
Printing on Labels –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.10
Printing on Transparencies ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.11
Printing on Preprinted Paper ––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.12
Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Media –––––––––– 4.13
I
5 Printing Tasks
Printing a Document ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.1
Using Toner Save Mode –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.6
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper –––––––––– 5.7
Fitting Your Document to a Selected Paper Size ––––––––– 5.8
Printing Posters ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.9
Setting Graphic Properties ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.11
Printing Watermarks –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.14
Using Page Overlay ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.17
Reprinting the Last Page –––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.21
Printing on a Network Environment ––––––––––––––––––– 5.22
6 Maintaining Your Printer
Maintaining Toner Cartridge ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.1
Cleaning the Printer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.4
7 Problem Solving
Troubleshooting Checklist ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.1
Solving General Printing Problems –––––––––––––––––––– 7.2
Clearing Paper Jams ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.6
Solving Print Quality Problems –––––––––––––––––––––– 7.11
Troubleshooting Error Messages ––––––––––––––––––––– 7.17
Common Windows Problems –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.19
Appendix
Printer Specifications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.1
Paper Specifications –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.2
Using Your Printer with a USB Cable ––––––––––––––––– A.10
Using Your Printer with Macintosh ––––––––––––––––––– A.16
Printing from DOS Applications ––––––––––––––––––––– A.23
Linux Driver Installation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.28
Installing Optional Memory Card ––––––––––––––––––––– A.30
INDEX
II
Environmental and Safety Consideration
Laser Safety Statement
The printer is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR, chapter 1
Subchapter J for Class I(1) laser products, and elsewhere is certified as a Class I laser product
conforming to the requirements of IEC 825.
Class I laser products are not considered to be hazardous. The laser system and printer are
designed so there is never any human access to laser radiation above a Class I level during
normal operation, user maintenance, or prescribed service condition.
WARNING
Never operate or service the printer with the protective cover removed from Laser/Scanner
assembly. The reflected beam, although invisible, can damage your eyes.
CAUTION
- INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN THIS COVER OPEN. DO
NOT OPEN THIS COVER.
VORSICHT
- UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET. NICHT
DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
ATTENTION
- RAYONNEMENT LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.EXPOSITION DAN
GEREUSE AU FAISCEAU.
ATTENZIONE
-RADIAZIONE LASER INVISIBILE IN CASO DI APERTURA.
EVITARE L’ESPOSIZIONE AL FASCIO.
PRECAUCION -RADIACION LASER IVISIBLE CUANDO SE ABRE. EVITAR EXPONERSE AL
RAYO.
ADVARSEL.
- USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING VED ÅBNING NÅR SIKKERHEDSBRYDERE ER
UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ UDSAETTELSE FOR STRÅLNING.
ADVARSEL.
- USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. STIRR IKKE INN I
STRÅLEN. UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING
- OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPAND OCH SPÄRREN ÄR
URKOPPLAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO!
III
- AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
Environmental and Safety Consideration
Ozone Safety
During normal operation, the Samsung ML-4600 printer produces
ozone. The ozone produced does not present a hazard to the
operator. However, it is advisable that the machine be operated in
a well ventilated area.
If you need additional information about ozone, please contact
your nearest Samsung dealer.
Power Saver
This printer contains advanced energy conservation technology
that reduces power consumption when it is not in active use.
When the printer does not receive data for an extended period of
time, power consumption is automatically lowered.
The energy star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of
any product or service.
Radio Frequency Emissions
FCC Regulations
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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and 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.
IV
Environmental and Safety Consideration
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the
manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you must first stop operation of the
equipment.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC
Rules.
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital
Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Industry and Science Canada.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils
Numériques”, ICES-003 édictée par l’Industrie et Sciences Canada.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We,
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
#259, Gong Dan-Dong, Gumi-City, Kyung Buk, Korea
declares sole responsibility that the
Samsung ML-4600 Laser printer
meets the intent of Directive 89/336/EEC for Electromagnetic Compatibility and Low Voltage
Directive 73/23/EEC.
Compliance was demonstrated to the following specifications as listed in the official journal of
the European Communities:
EN 50081-Emissions:
EN 55022 Radiated, Class B
EN 55022 Conducted, Class B
EN 61000-3-2 Power Harmonics
EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker
EN 50082-Immunity:
IEC 801-2 Electrostatic Discharge
IEC 801-3 RF Radiated
IEC 801-4 Fast Transient/Burst
EN 60950-Safety
V
1
Congratulations on your purchase of a Samsung ML-4600
printer! This chapter provides information on the
following topics:
◆ Special Features
◆ Printer Components
Special Features
Samsung ML-4600 is a versatile, productive printer equipped
with special features that will improve print quality, giving you
a competitive edge. You can:
Print with excellent quality and high speed
• You can print at 1200 dpi class. See page 5.12.
• Your printer prints 8 pages-per-minute.
• The PCL 6 printer language enables fast printing
performance.
Flexible paper handling
• Standard 150-sheet automatic feeder and a 1-sheet
manual feeder supports various sizes and types of paper.
• Two output locations: Select either the face-down output
tray or the face-up output slot for the most convenient
access.
Save your time and money
• If you select Toner Save mode, your printer will use less
toner. See page 5.6.
• Print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper to save paper
(N-up printing). See page 5.7.
• One-touch last page printing is available in the Ready
mode. See page 5.21.
• The printer conserves electricity by automatically reducing
power consumption when it is not active.
• This product meets Energy Star guidelines for energy
efficiency.
I NTRODUCTION
1.1
Special Features
Create professional documents
• You can customize your documents by using Watermarks
such as “Confidential.” See page 5.14.
Dear ABC
Regards
• Preprinted forms and letterheads can be printed on plain
paper. See page 5.17.
WORLD BEST
• Print Posters. The text and pictures of each page of your
document are magnified and printed across the selected
sheet of paper. After the document has printed, trim off the
white edges of each sheet. Tape the sheets together to form
a poster. See page 5.9.
Expand the printer capacity
The ML-4600 is shipped with 4 MB of memory included. You
can expand the memory capacity of your printer (up to 68 MB
maximum) by installing optional memory modules. See page
A.30.
Print in various environments
• You can print in Windows 95/98/NT4.0/2000.
• Your printer is compatible with Linux, DOS, and Macintosh.
• The ML-4600 printer comes with both Parallel and USB
interfaces.
1.2 I NTRODUCTION
Printer Components
Front View
Paper support
Paper output support
Automatic input
tray
Face-down output
tray
Paper guides
Manual input
tray
Output lever
Front cover
Face-up output slot
Control panel
I NTRODUCTION
1.3
Printer Components
Inside View
Toner cartridge
Front cover
Rear View
Power switch
Parallel port
Power receptacle
USB port
1.4 I NTRODUCTION
2
This chapter provides step by step information on setting up
your printer. Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ STEP 1: Unpack Your Printer
◆ STEP 2: Install the Toner Cartridge
◆ STEP 3: Load Paper
◆ STEP 4: Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable
◆ STEP 5: Turn on the Printer
◆ STEP 6: Print a Demo Page!
◆ STEP 7: Install the Printer Software
◆ Installing Software from Diskette
Unpack Your Printer
1
Remove the printer and all accessories
from the packing carton. Make sure
that your printer has been packed with
the following items:
Toner cartridge
Power cord
Notes:
• If any items are missing or damaged,
notify your dealer immediately.
• Components may differ from one
country to another.
Parallel cable
CD-ROM*
Paper Output Support
Setup Guide
* contains the printer driver, the User’s Guide, the Adobe
Acrobat Reader program, and the Make Your Own Diskette
setup software.
2
Carefully remove all packing tapes from
the printer.
3
Attach the supplied paper output
support as shown.
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Install the Toner Cartridge
1
Grasp both sides of the front cover and
open it by pulling it towards you.
2
Remove the toner cartridge from its bag
and then remove the paper covering it.
Discard the paper.
3
Gently shake the cartridge from side to
side to evenly distribute the toner inside
the cartridge.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage, do not expose the
toner cartridge to light for more than a few
minutes. Cover it with a piece of paper, if
left exposed for more than a few minutes.
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off
with a dry cloth and wash clothing in cold
water. Hot water sets toner into fabric.
2.2 S ETTING U P Y OUR P RINTER
Install the Toner Cartridge
4
Locate the cartridge slots inside the
printer, one on each side.
5
Grasp the handle and insert the
cartridge in the printer until it snaps
into place.
6
Close the front cover. Make sure that
the cover is securely closed.
Note: When printing text at 5% coverage, you can expect a toner cartridge life of approximately
2,500 pages (1,000 pages for the toner cartridge that is shipped with the printer).
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2.3
Load Paper
1
Pull the paper support on the automatic
input tray up, until it stops.
2
Before loading the paper, flex the sheets
back and forth to loosen them, and then
fan them.
Tap the edges of the stack on a table top
to straighten them and prevent paper
jams.
3
Load a stack of paper into the automatic
input tray with the print side facing
up.
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Load Paper
4
Do not load too much. This tray
holds up to 150 sheets.
Keep the paper below this height
mark.
5
Adjust the paper guides to the width of
the paper stack.
Notes:
• Do not push the width guide so far that
it causes the paper to warp.
• Failure to adjust the width guide
properly can result in paper jams.
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2.5
Connect to the Computer
with a Parallel Cable
1
Make sure that both the printer and the computer are turned off.
2
Plug the parallel printer cable into the
connector on the back of the printer.
Push the metal clips down to fit
inside the notches on the cable plug.
3
Connect the other end of the cable to
the parallel interface port on your
computer, and tighten the screws.
If you are using a USB interface
Go to “Using Your Printer with a USB Cable” on
page A.10.
2.6 S ETTING U P Y OUR P RINTER
➜
See your computer documentation if
you need help.
To the parallel
port on PC
Turn on the Printer
1
Plug the power cord into the power
receptacle on the back of the printer.
2
Plug the other end into a properly
grounded AC outlet.
3
Turn on the power.
➜
To AC outlet
Print a Demo Page!
As the printer powers up, all the printer
control panel lights turn on briefly. When
only the Data light remains on, press and
hold the Demo button.
Hold down the button for about 2 seconds
until all lights blink slowly. Then release
the button and the demo page will print.
The demo page provides a sample of
print quality to help you verify that the
printer is printing correctly.
ML-4600
Laser Beam Printer
Excellent Performance, High Quality
Cost Saving, Convenience
Compatibility
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2.7
Install the Printer Software
Included with your printer is a CD-ROM containing the printer
driver for some of the most popular Windows software
applications. To operate your printer, you must install a printer
driver, which translates data from your application into data
that the printer understands.
If you are printing with a parallel interface
Go to page 2.9 for information on installing the print software
on a computer that is attached directly to the printer with a
parallel cable.
If you are printing with a USB interface
Go to “Using Your Printer with a USB Cable” on page A.10, for
information on installing the print software on a USB-enabled
computer.
If you are printing from Macintosh
Go to “Using Your Printer with a Macintosh” on page A.16, for
information on installing the print software and printing from
Macintosh.
If you are printing in DOS
Go to “Printing from DOS Application” on page A.23, for
information on installing the DOS RCP utility and printing from
DOS applications.
If you are printing in Linux
Go to “Linux Driver Installation” on page A.28, for information
on installing the Linux driver.
Before Installing the Printer Software
Verify the following:
• At least 16 MB or more of RAM is installed on your PC.
• There is at least 50 MB of free disk space on your PC.
• All applications are closed on your PC before beginning
installation.
• Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000.
2.8 S ETTING U P Y OUR P RINTER
Install the Printer Software
Installing the Printer Software from the CD-ROM
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1 Place the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Install will start
automatically.
If the CD-ROM drive does not automatically run:
Select Run from the Start menu, and type x:\cdsetup.exe
in the Open box (where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM
drive), and then click OK.
Note: If the New Hardware
Found box appears during
the installation procedure,
click the x in the upper
right corner of the box,
or click Cancel.
2 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate
language.
3 Click Install the Samsung Software on your PC.
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2.9
Install the Printer Software
4 The Welcome window opens. Click Next.
5 The files are copied into the appropriate directory.
6 Click Finish.
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Install the Printer Software
Software Installation Tips
I do not have a
CD-ROM drive
How do I access
printer features ?
If you have access to another computer with a CD-ROM drive,
you can use tne Make Diskette utility in Windows to create the
disks you need for the installation. Go to “Installing Software
from Diskette” on page 2.13.
Some printer features, such as paper size and page
orientation, may be available through your application settings.
Use application settings, if available, because they override
printer driver settings.
Access advanced printer features through your printer driver.
See chapter 5, “Printing Tasks” for instructions on using your
printer driver features.
How do I remove the
printing software ?
In Windows, after installation, the Uninstall icon in the
Samsung ML-4600 program group allows you to select and
remove any or all of the Samsung ML-4600 printing system
components. If you are upgrading the printer driver, or if your
installation fails, uninstall the driver following these
instructions.
1 From the Start menu, select Programs.
2 Select Samsung ML-4600, and then Samsung ML-4600
Driver Uninstall.
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2.11
Install the Printer Software
3 When your computer confirms your selection, click Yes.
4 The Samsung ML-4600 printer driver and all of its
components are removed from your computer.
5 Click OK.
If you have
problems installing
• Exit your software programs. Then turn off the computer and
the printer. Turn on the printer, and then turn on the
computer.
• Close any virus protection programs that are running on your
computer.
• Uninstall the printer software using the instructions above,
and then repeat the installation procedure.
2.12 S ETTING U P Y OUR P RINTER
Installing Software from Diskette
If you do not have a CD-ROM drive and if you have access
to another computer with a CD-ROM drive, you can copy
software installation files from your printer software
CD-ROM onto floppy diskettes, and then use the diskettes
instead of the CD-ROM to install the software.
Making Installation Diskettes
You can make installation diskettes for the Samsung
ML-4600 PCL 6 printer driver. Make sure that you have
several formatted diskettes ready, and then follow these
steps:
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1 Insert the CD-ROM shipped with your printer into the
CD-ROM drive. Installation will start automatically.
If the CD-ROM drive does not automatically run:
Select Run from the Start menu, and type
x:\cdsetup.exe in the Open box (where x is the drive
letter for the CD-ROM drive), and then click OK.
2 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate
language.
3 Click Make your own Diskette set of software.
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2.13
Installing Software from Diskette
4 The Copy to Floppy dialog box appears.
Select the desired components you want to copy to the
diskette from the Select box. You can select PCL 6 Printer
Driver, DOS RCP and USB Port Driver.
Select the floppy disk drive that you will be inserting the
diskette into.
Select the floppy
drive you will use.
Shows the number
of disks required to
copy the selected
component.
Shows the path of
the selected
component.
Select the
component you
want to copy.
5 Click Copy all disk images.
If you want to copy a portion of the selected component,
select the disk you want to copy in the Disk Images
window, and then click Copy selected disk image.
6 When prompted, insert a blank, formatted diskette into
the floppy drive, and click Yes to copy the first diskette.
For multiple diskettes, when the first diskette is finished,
you are prompted to insert disk 2.
Make sure you label each diskette in order as you create
it: ML-4600 PCL 6 driver, disk 1 of 2, etc.
2.14 S ETTING U P Y OUR P RINTER
Installing Software from Diskette
7 If you have more than one disk, insert the next disk and
click Yes.
8 When copying to diskettes has been completed, click
Close in the Copy to Floppy dialog box. Then click Exit in
the SAMSUNG PRINTER SETUP dialog box.
Installing Software
To install the printer driver from the diskettes, follow this
procedure:
1 Insert the first diskette (if you have more than one
software diskette).
2 From the Start menu, select Run.
3 Type A:\setup.exe in the Open box and click OK. (if
your floppy drive is not A, substitute the correct letter.)
4 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
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2.15
3
This chapter describes how to use the printer’s control
panel. It provides information on the following topics:
◆ Control Panel Buttons
◆ Control Panel Lights
Control Panel Buttons
The printer has three buttons: Toner Save, Cancel/Reprint and Demo.
Demo
Print demo page
Press and hold Demo for about 2 seconds until the
control panel lights blink slowly to print a demo page.
The printer must be in the Ready mode.
Start manual feeding
When you select Manual Feeder for Paper Source
from your software application, you should press
Demo each time you load a sheet of paper manually.
For further information, see “Using the Manual Input
Tray” on page 4.5.
Clean the inside of the printer
Press and hold Demo for about 10 seconds until the
control panel lights remain lit. After cleaning the
printer, one cleaning sheet prints. For further
information, see page 6.5.
U SING C ONTROL PANEL
3.1
Control Panel Buttons
Cancel/Reprint
Cancel job
Press Cancel/Reprint and hold until the control panel
lights blink to cancel a job the printer is currently
printing. The Error light will blink while the print job
is cleared from both the printer and the computer, and
then the printer will return to the Ready mode. This
may take some time, depending on the size of the
print job.
Note: If the Cancel/Reprint button is accidentally
pushed, the job must be reprinted. There is no undo
function.
Reprint last page of the job
If you press Cancel/Reprint in the Ready mode, the
printer prints the last page of the last print job. See
page 5.21.
Toner Save
(on)
Turn the Toner Save Mode on/off
Press Toner Save to turn the Toner save mode on or
off. The printer must be in the Ready mode.
Toner Save
(off)
• If the button backlight is on, toner save mode
activates and the printer uses less toner to print a
document.
• If the button backlight is off, toner save mode is
disabled and you will print in normal quality.
To enable or disable the Toner Save mode using this
button, the Toner Save Mode option in the printer
driver must be set to Printer Setting.
For further information on the Toner Save mode,
see page 5.6.
3.2 U SING C ONTROL PANEL
Control Panel Lights
The control panel lights indicate the status of your printer. If the Error light is on, the printer
is experiencing an error. See “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 7.17.
Control Panel Light Message
Error
Paper
Data
Ready mode
The Data light is on and the printer is ready to print.
No action is needed. If you press and hold the Demo button for about 2
seconds, a demo page will print.
Error
Paper
Data
Processing
The printer is receiving or processing data. Wait for the job to print.
Pressing the Cancel/Reprint button cancels the current job. One or two pages
may print as the printer clears the print job. The printer will return to the
Ready mode after the job has been canceled.
Error
Paper
Data
Paper out
The printer is out of paper.
Load paper into the printer. For the automatic tray, there is no need to press
any button to reset. For the manual tray, press the Demo button after loading.
Error
Paper
Data
Waiting for the Demo button to be pressed
In the Manual Feed mode, the printer is waiting for the Demo button to be
pressed.
Press the Demo button to start printing. You must press the button to print
each page after loading paper into the manual input tray.
U SING C ONTROL PANEL
3.3
4
This chapter will help you to understand what kind of paper
you can use with the Samsung ML-4600 printer and how to
properly load paper in the different paper input trays for
the best print quality.
Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ Choosing Paper and Other Media
◆ Selecting the Output Location
◆ Loading Paper
◆ Printing on Envelopes
◆ Printing on Heavy Paper
◆ Printing on Labels
◆ Printing on Transparencies
◆ Printing on Preprinted Paper
◆ Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Media
Choosing Paper and Other Media
You can print on a variety of print media, such as plain paper,
envelopes, labels, transparencies, card stocks and so on. See
“Paper Specification” on page A.2. To get the best possible
print quality, use only high-quality copier-grade paper.
When you choose print media, consider the following:
• Desired outcome: The paper you choose should be
appropriate for the project.
• Size: You can use any size paper that fits easily within the
paper adjusters of the paper tray.
• Weight : Your printer supports paper weight as follows:
• 16~24 lbs bond for the automatic input tray
• 16~43 lbs bond for the manual input tray
• Brightness: Some papers are whiter than others and
produce sharper, more vibrant images.
• Surface smoothness: The smoothness of the paper affects
how crisp the printing looks on the paper.
Always test a sample of paper before purchasing large
quantities.
CAUTION: Using media that does not conform to the
specification listed in the paper specification can cause
problems that may require service. This service is not covered
by the warranty or service agreements.
P RINT M EDIA
4.1
Choosing Paper and Other Media
Media Sizes and Capacities
Media Size
Input Source/Capacity*
Automatic Input Tray
Manual Input Tray
150
150
150
150
150
150
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Envelopes
No. 10 (4.12 x 9.5 in.)
DL (110 x 220 mm)
C5 (162 x 229 mm)
C6 (114 x 162 mm)
B5 (176 x 250 mm)
Monarch (3.87 x 7.5 in.)
5
5
5
5
5
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
Labels
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
5
5
1
1
Transparency films
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
5
5
1
1
Card stocks
5
1
Bond
5
1
Plain Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
Legal (8.5 x 14 in.)
Executive (7.25 x 10.5 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
A5 (148 x 210 mm)
Folio (8.5 x 13 in.)
B5 (182 x 257 mm)
* Depending on paper thickness, maximum capacity may be reduced.
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Choosing Paper and Other Media
Paper Guidelines
When selecting or loading paper, envelopes, or other special
media, keep these guidelines in your mind:
• Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper
can cause paper jams and poor print quality.
• Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multi-part paper.
• Use only high-quality, copier grade paper.
• Do not use paper that has been already printed on or that
has been fed through a photocopier.
• Do not use paper with irregularities, such as tabs or
staples.
• Do not attempt to load any tray during printing and never
overfill the tray. This could cause a paper jam.
• Avoid paper with embossed lettering, perforations, or
texture that is too smooth or too rough.
• Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white
photocopy paper. The pigments must withstand the printer’s
fusing temperature of 400°F (205°C) for 0.1 second without
deterioration. Do not use paper with a colored coating that
was added after the paper was produced.
• Preprinted forms must be printed with nonflammable, heatresistant inks that do not melt, vaporize, or release
hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s
approximately 400°F (205°C) fusing temperature for 0.1
second.
• Store paper in its ream wrapper until ready to use. Place
cartons on pallets or shelves, not on the floor.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the paper, whether it
is packaged or unpackaged.
• Keep paper away from moisture, direct sunlight or other
conditions that can cause it to wrinkle or curl.
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Selecting the Output Location
The printer has two output locations: the face-up output slot and the face-down output
tray. You can select the output location by changing the position of the output lever on the
front of the printer. To use the face-down output tray, be sure the output lever is in upper
(normal) position. To use the face-up output slot, push it down to open the slot.
• If paper coming out of the face-down output tray has problems, such as excessive curl, try
printing to the face-up output slot.
• To avoid paper jams, do not change the position of the output lever while the printer is
printing.
Printing to the Face-Down Output Tray
The face-down output tray collects paper
face-down, in correct order. Make
sure that the output lever is in the upper
position. (If not, push it up)
The face-down output tray should be
used for most print jobs and is
recommended for printing over 100
sheets of paper, continuously.
Printing to the Face-Up Output Slot
The printer prints to the face-up output
slot if it is open. Push the output lever
down to open the slot. Paper comes out
of the printer face-up.
Using the face-up output slot might
improve output quality with the following:
• envelopes
• labels
• paper heavier than 24 lb (90 g/m2)
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Loading Paper
Proper paper loading helps to prevent paper jams and ensure
trouble-free printing. Do not remove paper from the tray(s)
while a job is printing. Doing so may cause a paper jam.
Using the Automatic Input Tray
The automatic input tray holds 150 sheets of plain paper and
5 sheets of special media. See “Media Sizes and Capacities” on
page 4.2 for acceptable paper size and capacities for each
input tray.
Load a stack of paper into the automatic input tray and print.
For details on loading paper in the automatic input tray, see
“Load Paper” on page 2.4.
Note: Before using the automatic input tray, you must remove
paper from the manual input tray.
Using the Manual Input Tray
When you change the print settings, if you select Manual Feeder in the Paper Source
option, you can manually load paper in the manual input tray. Manually loading paper can be
helpful when you want to check the print quality after each page is printed.
If you experience a paper jam from the automatic input tray, load one sheet of paper at a
time into the manual input tray.
Note: To avoid a paper jam, use the manual tray with the automatic input tray loaded with paper.
1
Load the print media in the manual
input tray with the print side up.
Adjust the paper guide against the
stack of print media without bending.
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Loading Paper
2
Push the output lever down to open the
face-up output slot.
3
When you print a document, you must
select Manual Feeder for Paper
Source from the software application,
and then select the correct paper size
and type. For details, see page 5.3.
4
Print the document.
5
If you are printing multiple pages, load
the next sheet after the first page
prints out.
6
Press Demo to start feeding.
Notes:
• The face-up output slot may not hold the printed pages properly.
• The printed pages will not stack in the face-down output tray unless you change output lever
position. After you finish using the face-up output slot, you must change the position of the
output lever to the normal position. Push it up.
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Printing on Envelopes
Guidelines
• Only use envelopes recommended for laser printers. Before you load envelopes in the
input tray, make sure that they are undamaged and that they are not stuck together.
• Do not feed stamped envelopes.
• Never use envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated lining, or self-stick adhesives.
These envelopes may severely damage the printer.
1
Flex or fan the envelopes to prepare
them for loading.
2
Load the envelopes into the input tray
you want to use with the flap side
down.
The stamp area is on the right side
and the end of the envelope with the
stamp area enters the tray first.
3
Adjust the guide to the edge of the
envelope stack.
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Printing on Envelopes
4
Push the output lever down.
5
When you print on envelopes, configure
the paper source, type and size
properly in the software application. For
details, see page 5.3.
6
Print the document.
7
After printing, push the output lever up.
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Printing on Heavy Paper
Guidelines
• Heavy paper is any paper heavier than 24 lb (90 g/m2). For cotton papers, you can use
24 lb paper. The maximum paper weight available for your printer is 43 lb (163g/m2).
• Do not use extremely heavy paper stock (greater than 43 lb, or 163 g/m2 bond).
Misfeeds, mis-stacking, media jams, poor toner fusing, poor print quality, and excessive
mechanical wear can result.
1
Load paper in the input tray you want
to use with print side up.
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
labels.
2
Push the output lever down.
3
When you print on heavy paper, select
Bond in the Paper Type section, and
then configure the paper source, and
size in the software application. For
details, see page 5.3.
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Printing on Labels
Guidelines
• Only use labels recommended for laser printers.
• Verify that the labels’ adhesive material can tolerate fusing temperature of 200°C
(392°F) for 0.1 second.
• Make sure that there is no exposed adhesive material between the labels. Exposed areas
can cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed
adhesive can also cause damage to printer components.
• Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive backing
is designed for one pass through the printer.
• Do not use labels that are separating from the backing sheet or that are wrinkled,
bubbled, or otherwise damaged.
1
Load labels in the input tray you want
to use with print side up.
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
labels.
2
Push the output lever down.
3
When you print on labels, configure the
paper source, type and size in the
software application. For details, see
page 5.3.
Note: To prevent them from sticking
together, do not let the printed label
sheets stack up as they are printed out.
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Printing on Transparencies
Guidelines
• Only use transparencies recommended for use in laser printers.
• Make sure that the transparencies are not wrinkled or curled, and that they do not have
any torn edge.
• Hold the transparencies by the edges and avoid touching the print side. Oils from your
fingers that are deposited on the transparency can cause print quality problems.
• Be careful not to scratch the printer side or leave fingerprints on it.
1
Load the transparencies in the desired
input tray with the print side up and
the adhesive strip entering the
printer first.
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
transparencies.
2
Push the output lever down.
3
When you print on transparencies,
configure the paper source, type and
size in the software application. For
details, see page 5.3.
Notes:
• To prevent transparencies from sticking
together, do not let the printed sheets stack
up as they are printed out.
• Place transparencies on a flat surface after
removing them from the printer.
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Printing on Preprinted Paper
Preprinted paper is paper that has some type of printing placed on it before it is sent through
the printer (paper that has a preprinted logo at the top of the page, for example).
Guidelines
• Letterheads must be printed with heat-resistant ink that will not melt, vaporize, or
release hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s fusing temperature of 400°F
(205°C) for 0.1 second.
• Ink on letterhead must be non-flammable and should not adversely affect any printer
rollers.
• Forms and letterheads should be sealed in a moisture-proof wrapping to prevent changes
during storage.
• Before you load preprinted paper such as forms and letterheads, verify that the ink on
the paper is dry. During the fusing process, wet ink can come off preprinted paper.
1
Load letter-heads into the input tray
you want to use with the design face
up, and the bottom edge toward
the printer.
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
paper stack.
2
When you print on the preprinted
paper, configure the paper source, type
and size in the software application. For
details, see page 5.3.
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Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Media
Postcards, 3 by 5 in.(index) cards and other custom-sized media can be printed with the ML4600 printer.
Guidelines
• Always insert the short edge into the input tray first. If you want to print in landscape
mode, make this selection through your software. Inserting paper long-edge first may
cause a paper jam.
• Do not print on card stocks that is too small or too large. The minimum size is 76 by 127
mm (3 by 5 in.) for the manual input tray and 95 by 127 mm (3.8 by 5 in.) for the
automatic input tray, and the maximum size is 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 in.).
• Set margins at least 6.4 mm (0.25 in.) away from the edges of the media in the software
application.
1
Load print media in the input tray you
want to use with the print side up,
and the short edge first .
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
media.
2
Push the output lever down.
3
Configure the paper source, type in the
printer driver’s properties (see page
5.3) and print.
Note: If the size of your print media is not
listed in the Paper Size box in the Paper
tab of the printer driver properties, select
Custom Size and set the paper size
manually.
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4.13
5
This chapter explains your printing options and gives common
printing tasks.
Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ Printing a Document
◆ Using Toner Save Mode
◆ Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper (N-Up Printing)
◆ Fitting Your Document to a Selected Paper Size
◆ Printing Posters
◆ Setting Graphic Properties
◆ Printing Watermarks
◆ Using Page Overlay
◆ Reprinting the Last Page
◆ Printing on a Network Environment
Printing a Document
The following procedure describes the steps required for
printing from various Windows applications. The exact steps
for printing a document may vary depending on the
application program. Refer to your software application’s
documentation for the exact printing procedure.
1 Open the document you want to print.
2 Select Print from the File menu. The Print dialog box for
your application will be displayed (the Print dialog box for
your application may look slightly different).
The basic print settings you require are usually selected
within this Print dialog box. These settings include the
number of copies, paper size, and page orientation.
If you see a Properties button,
click it. If you see Setup,
Printer, or Options, click that
button instead; then click
Properties in the next screen.
Make sure that your
printer is selected.
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Printing a Document
3 To take advantage of the printer features provided by your
ML-4600 printer, click Properties in the application’s Print
dialog box and go to step 4.
If you see Setup, Printer, or Options, click that button
instead. Then click Properties in the next screen.
4 The Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6 Properties dialog box allows
you to access and change printer settings.
If necessary, click the Paper tab to display the settings
shown below. The Paper tab allows you to access and
change the settings for basic paper handling.
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Printing a Document
4 Select Automatic Feeder from the Paper Source options
box unless you are printing with special media. To print
with special media, select Manual Feeder and feed one
sheet at a time into the printer. See page 4.5.
4 Select Plain Paper from the Paper Type options box
unless you want to use a different kind of print media. To
use a different kind of media, select the corresponding print
media name in the Paper Type options box. For more
information, please refer to Chapter 4 ‘Print Media’.
4 Select the paper size you have loaded in your printer.
4 The Paper Orientation option allows you to select the
direction in which information is printed on a page.
Portrait prints across the width of the page, letter style.
Landscape prints across the length of the page,
spreadsheet style.
Printable area
œ
œ
Landscape
Portrait
4 You can also see the printable area.
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Printing a Document
5 Click the other tabs on the top of the Properties dialog box
to access other features, if needed.
6 When you complete the print settings, click OK until the
Print dialog box is displayed.
7 Click OK to start printing.
Notes:
• Most Windows applications will override settings you specify
in the printer driver. Change all print settings available in the
software application first, and then any remaining settings
using the printer driver.
• The settings you change remain in effect only while you are
using the current program. To make your changes permanent,
make them in the Printers folder as follows:
1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Select Settings, and then Printers to open the Printers
window.
3. Select the Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6 printer icon.
4. Click the right mouse button and select Properties to open
the properties window.
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Printing a Document
Canceling a Print Job
There are two ways to cancel a print job.
To stop a print job from your printer
Press the Cancel/Reprint and hold until the control panel
light blink to cancel job the printer is currently printing.
The printer will finish printing the page that is moving through
the printer and delete the rest of the print job while the Error
light is blinking. Pressing Cancel/Reprint cancels only the
current job in the printer. If more than one print job is in
printer memory, Cancel/Reprint must be pressed once for
each job.
To stop a print job from the Printers folder
1. From the Start menu, select Settings.
2. Select Printers to open the Printers window, then doubleclick the Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6 icon.
3. From the Document menu, select Cancel Printing
(Windows 9x) or Cancel (Windows NT 4.0/2000).
Using Help
The Samsung ML-4600 printer has a help screen that can be
activated by the Help button in the printer’s properties dialog
box. You can also click ? from the upper right hand corner,
and then click on any setting.
These help screens give detailed information about the printer
features provided by the Samsung ML-4600 printer driver.
To restore the default printer properties setting when you
change the print settings, click Defaults in the Samsung ML4600 PCL 6 Properties dialog box.
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5.5
Using Toner Save Mode
Toner Save mode allows the printer to use less toner on each
page. Selecting this option will extend the life of your toner
cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but will reduce print
quality.
There are two ways to enable the Toner Save mode.
To enable this feature from your printer
Press the Toner Save button on the control panel. The printer
must be in Ready mode (Data light is on).
• If the button backlight is on, toner save mode activates and
the printer uses less toner to print a page.
• If the button backlight is off, toner save mode is disabled
and the printer prints in a normal mode.
Note: To enable or disable the Toner Save mode from the control
panel, the Toner Save Mode option in the printer driver must be
set to Printer Setting. See below.
To enable this feature from the software application
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
2 Click the Graphic tab, and then select the Toner Save
Mode option. You can select from:
• Printer Setting: If you select this option, this feature is
determined by the setting you’ve made on the control
panel of the printer.
• Standard: If you don’t need to save toner to print a
document, select this option.
• Save: Select this option to allow the printer to use less
toner on each page.
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3 Click OK.
Printing Multiple Pages on
One Sheet of Paper
(N-Up Printing)
You can select the number of pages you want to print on a
single sheet of paper. If you choose to print more than one
page per sheet, the pages will appear decreased in size and
arranged on the sheet. You can specify up to 16 pages.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
œ 4 pages per sheet
From the Paper tab, select the paper orientation, source,
size and type.
2 Click the Output tab, and choose Multiple Pages per
Side in the Type drop-down list. Then select the number of
pages you want to print per sheet (1, 2, 4, 6, 9 or 16) in
the Pages per Sheet drop-down list.
3 Click Print Page Borders if you want to print a border
œ 9 pages per sheet
around each page on the sheet. Print Page Borders is
enabled only if Pages per Sheet is 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16.
4 Click OK, then start printing.
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Fitting Your Document To a Selected Paper Size
This printer feature allows you to scale your print job to any
selected paper size regardless of the digital document size.
This can be useful when you want to check fine details on a
small document.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
2 Click the Output tab, and select Fit to Page in the Type
drop-down list.
3 You’ll see the Application page size and be prompted to
select the Fit to Paper Size. Select the correct size from
the drop-down list.
4 Click OK, then start printing.
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Printing Posters
This feature allows you to print a single-page document onto
4, 9, or 16 sheets of paper, which can be pasted together to
form one poster-size document.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
From the Paper tab, select the paper orientation, source,
size and type.
œ
Poster printing
with 2x2 style
2 Click the Output tab, and select Poster in the Type dropdown list.
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5.9
Printing Posters
3 To determine the scaling factor, select the Style; 2x2, 3x3,
4x4, or Custom.
For example, if you select 2x2, the output will be
automatically stretched to cover 4 physical pages.
If you select Custom, you can adjust the scaling factor
manually. For example, if you specify 150%, the image will
be printed across 4 pages with 150% scaled.
➛ Custom (150%)
➛ 2 x 2
4 You may specify an overlap in pixel to make it easier to
reconstruct the resulting poster.
25 pixels
œ Overlap=0
5 Click OK, then start printing.
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œ Overlap=25
Setting Graphic Properties
Use the following options to adjust the print quality for your
specific printing needs when you access the printer properties.
See page 5.1 to access the printer properties.
If necessary, click the Option tab to display the settings shown
below.
Click here to save
the changes when
setting is done.
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5.11
Setting Graphic Properties
Resolution
You can select the printing resolution; 600 dpi, or 300 dpi.
The higher the setting, the sharper the clarity of printed
characters and graphics. Higher settings may increase the time
it takes to print a document.
SRT Mode
Some printed characters or images appear to have jagged or
uneven edges. Set this Samsung Resolution enhancement
Technology (SRT) option to improve the print quality of your
text and image and make the characters and images appear
smoother.
Note: When 600 dpi is selected in the Resolution section,
selecting Text Enhance or Image Enhance gives you an image
quality of 1200 dpi class .
• Printer Default - This is determined by the setting on the
printer.
• Normal - SRT mode is disabled. Choose this setting if
graphics, particularly scanned images, are not
printing clearly.
• Text Enhance - This setting refines the print quality of
characters by smoothing out jagged edges
that can occur on the angles and curves of
each character.
• Image Enhance - This setting refines the print quality of a
photo image using SRT.
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Setting Graphic Properties
Graphic Mode
Configure the printer to process graphics as raster or vector
images. Setting this option tells Windows how to send graphic
images to the printer. All graphics can be printed as raster
images, however some geometric shapes or patterns print
faster if they are printed as vector graphics.
• Vector – The Vector mode represents a graphic as point,
lines and other geometric entities. If you select the
Vector setting, Windows will send graphics to the
printer as a mixture of vector and raster images.
• Raster – The Raster mode represents a graphic as a mix of
dots. When you select the Raster setting, Windows
will send all graphics to the printer as bit map
raster images.
Note: Not all graphic images can print using the Vector setting.
If you are using the Vector setting, and your graphic images do
not print as they appear on your computer screen, select the
Raster setting and reprint your graphic.
Halftoning
This option can be used for configuring the halftone of the
printed illustration. The best way to choose a Halftoning setting
for your graphic image is to experiment. Print a graphic image
at each setting and choose the one you like best.
• Device - Choose this setting to allow the printer to
determine a halftoning setting.
What is Halftone?
Gray-scale objects (such as
photographs) whose gray dots
have been converted to a
pattern of groups of black dots.
These groups, which are of
various sizes, along with the
white dots (pixels turned off),
create illusions of gray shading:
larger groups make the image
appear black or dark gray, while
smaller groups make the image
appear light gray.
• Fine - Choose this setting when you want printed images to
have a smooth, realistic, and photographic
appearance. This setting provides soft contrasts
between various shades of gray. This setting also
works well for images originally designed with color.
• Coarse - Choose this setting if your graphic images were
originally scanned in through a scanner.
• Line art - Choose this setting for graphic images with
intricate lines and fine detail, like clip art graphics.
This setting provides solid lines and sharp
contrasts between shaded areas.
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5.13
Printing Watermarks
The Watermark option allows you to print text over an existing
document. For example, you may want to have large gray
letters reading “Draft” or “Confidential” printed diagonally
across the first page or all pages of a document.
There are several predefined watermarks that come with the
ML-4600 printer, and they can be modified or you can add new
ones to the list.
To use an existing
watermark
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1
to access the printer properties.
2 Click the Watermark tab, and select the desired
watermark in the Message drop-down list. You will see
the selected watermark in the preview window.
preview window
3 Click OK, then start printing.
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Printing Watermarks
To create or edit a
watermark
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
2 Click the Watermark tab, and enter the desired text
message in the Text field. This will be displayed in the
preview window. The preview window is provided so that you
can see how the watermark will appear on the printed page.
3 Select the desired watermark options. You can select the
font type and size, color and angle. There are three
checkboxes at the bottom of the dialog box:
• Transparent Text – Allows the document to show
through the watermark.
• As Outline Only – Prints the text outline of the
watermark. This setting globally effects
all watermarks in the list.
• On First Page Only – Prints the watermark only on the
first page.
Use these scroll
bars to adjust the
position.
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Printing Watermarks
4 If you have created a new or edited an existing watermark,
the Add and Update button is enabled.
To add a new watermark to the list, click Add.
5 If you want to edit, select the desired watermark from the
list, edit, and then click Update.
6 When you complete the edit, click OK, and then start
printing.
To stop printing the watermark, select None in the Message
drop-down list.
To delete a watermark
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
2 From the Watermark tab, select the watermark you want
to delete in the Messages drop-down list.
3 Click Delete.
4 Click OK.
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Using Page Overlay
What is an Overlay?
An overlay is text and/or images stored in the computer HDD
as a special file format that can be printed on any document
you choose. Overlays are often used to take the place of
preprinted forms and letterhead paper. Rather than using
preprinted letterhead, for example, you can create an overlay
containing the exact same information that is currently on
your letterhead. Then when you want to print a letter with
your company’s letterhead, you do not need to load preprinted
letterhead paper in the printer. You need only tell the printer
to print the letterhead overlay on your document.
Creating a New Page
Overlay
To use a page overlay, you must create a new page overlay
containing your logo or image.
1 Create or open a document containing a text or image you
want to use for page overlay. Position the items exactly as
you wish them to appear when printed as an overlay. If
needed, save the file for later use.
2 Select Print from the File menu. Then click Properties in
the application’s Print dialog box to access the printer
properties. For details, see page 5.1.
3 Click the Overlays tab, and click Create Overlay.
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5.17
Using Page Overlay
4 In the Create Overlay dialog box, type a name of up to
eight characters in the File name box. Select the
destination path if necessary. (The default is
C:\FORMOVER).
5 Click OK. You will see the name in the Overlay List box.
6 Click OK or Yes until you complete the creation.
The file is not printed out. Instead it will be stored on your
computer HDD disk.
Note: The overlay document size must be the same as
documents you will print with the overlay.
Using Page Overlay
After an overlay has been created, it is ready to be printed
with your document. To print an overlay with a document:
1 Create or open the document you want to print.
2 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1 to
access the printer properties.
3 Click the Overlays tab, and select the desired overlay from
the Overlay List box.
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Using Page Overlay
4 If the desired overlay file does not appear in the Overlay
List box, click Load Overlay, and select the overlay file.
If you have stored the overlay file you want to use into an
external source, you can also load the file when you access
this Load Overlay window.
After you select the file, click OK. The file is now shown in
the Overlay List box and is available for printing. Select
the overlay from the Overlay List box.
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Using Page Overlay
5 If necessary, click Query Page Overlay. If this box is
checked, a message box will appear each time you submit a
document for printing, asking you to confirm your wish to
print an overlay on your document.
Answering Yes to the message box means that the selected
overlay will be printed with your document.
Answering No to the message box cancels overlay printing.
If this box is empty, and an overlay has been selected, the
overlay will be automatically printed with your document.
6 Click OK or Yes until the printing starts.
The selected overlay will be downloaded with your print job
and printed on your document.
Deleting a Page Overlay
You can delete page overlays that are no longer used.
1 In the printer properties dialog box, click the Overlays tab.
2 Select the overlay you want to delete from the Overlay
List box.
3 Click Delete Overlay.
4 Click OK until you exit the Print dialog box.
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Reprinting the Last Page
The Samsung ML-4600 printer’s memory always keeps the last
page of the last job. If you canceled a print job due to a paper
jam or other problems and you want to know which page was
printed last, reprint the last page.
Press Cancel/Reprint briefly in Ready mode.
Note: If you want to prevent somebody from reprinting your document, you can turn the
Reprinting feature off in the printer’s properties dialog box. When you turn the feature
off in the printer’s properties, the Cancel/Reprint button on the control panel does not
perform the reprinting operation.
To disable this feature:
1. From the Start menu, select Settings and then Printers.
2. Click the right mouse button on the Samsung ML-4600
PCL 6 printer icon and select Properties to open the
properties window.
3. From the Printer tab, click Reprint to empty the
checkbox.
With the box empty, you cannot reprint the last page
from the control panel.
When you want to reprint the last page on the control
panel, you must put a check mark on this check box.
4. Click OK.
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5.21
Printing on a Network Environment
If you work in a network environment, you can connect your
ML-4600 printer directly to a selected computer (called the
“host computer”) on the network. The printer can then be
shared by other users on the network through a Windows
9x, 2000 or NT 4.0 network printer connection.
Note: You need to install the Samsung ML-4600 printer driver
on each computer that will print documents to the printer.
Setting Up Host Computer
1 Start Windows.
2 From the Start menu, select Control Panel, and
double-click on the Network icon.
3 Check the File and Print Sharing box, then click OK.
Close the window.
4 Click Start and select Printers from Settings, then
double-click your printer name.
5 Select Properties in the Printers menu.
6 Click the Sharing tab, then check the Shared As box.
Fill in the Shared Name field, then click OK.
5.22 P RINTING TASKS
Printing on a Network Environment
Setting Up Client PC
1 Right-click Start, and select Explorer.
2 Open your network folder in the left column.
3 Right-click the shared name, and select Capture Printer
Port.
4 Select the port you want, check the Reconnect at log
on box, then click OK.
5 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers.
6 Double-click your printer icon.
7 From the Printers menu, select Properties.
8 Press the Details tab, select the printer port, then click
OK.
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5.23
6
This chapter provides suggestions for high-quality and
economical printing and information for maintaining the toner
cartridge and the printer.
Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ Maintaining Toner Cartridge
◆ Cleaning the Printer
Maintaining Toner Cartridge
Toner cartridge storage
To get the most from the toner cartridge, keep the following
guidelines in your mind.
• Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until you
are ready to use it.
• Do not refill toner cartridges. The printer warranty does not
cover damage caused by using a refilled cartridge.
• Store toner cartridges in the same environment as the printer.
• Do not remove a toner cartridge from the printer except to
replace it, clean it or clear a paper jam. Replace the cartridge
immediately.
• To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to
light for more than a few minutes.
Toner cartridge life
expectancy
The life of the toner cartridge depends on the amount of toner
that print jobs require. When printing text at 5 % coverage, a
new toner cartridge lasts an average of 2,500 pages. (But, the
toner cartridge supplied with the printer lasts an average of
1,000 pages.)
Recycling toner
cartridge
After you install a new toner cartridge (see page 2.2), follow the
instructions included in the toner cartridge box to recycle the old
cartridge.
Saving toner
To save toner, press the Toner Save button on the printer
control panel. The button will be lit. You can also enable the
Toner Save Mode in your printer properties. Refer to “Using
Toner Save Mode” on page 5.6. Selecting this option will extend
the life of the toner cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but
will reduce print quality.
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6.1
Maintaining Toner Cartridge
Redistributing Toner
When toner is low, faded or light areas may appear on a printed page. You may be able to
temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner. The following procedures may
allow you to finish the current print job before replacing the toner cartridge.
1
Grasp the front cover by both sides of
the cover and pull it toward you to
open.
2
Remove the toner cartridge from the
printer.
CAUTIONS:
• Avoid reaching too far into the
printer. The fusing area may be hot.
• To prevent damage to the toner
cartridge, do not expose it to light
for more than a few minutes.
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Maintaining Toner Cartridge
3
Gently shake the toner cartridge from
side to side 5 or 6 times to redistribute
the toner.
Note: If the toner gets on your
clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth
and wash clothing in cold water. Hot
water sets toner into fabric.
4
Reinsert the toner cartridge into the
printer. Be sure that the toner cartridge
snaps in its place.
5
Firmly close the cover.
If the print remains light
Remove the old cartridge and install a
new toner cartridge. See “Install the
Toner Cartridge” on page 2.2.
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6.3
Cleaning the Printer
To maintain print quality, follow the cleaning procedures below every time the toner cartridge
is replaced or whenever print quality problems occur. As much as possible, keep the printer
free from dust and debris.
Notes:
• Do not use ammonia-based cleaners or volatile solvents such as thinner, on or around the
printer. These can damage the printer.
• While cleaning the inside of the printer, be careful not to touch the transfer roller (located
underneath the toner cartridge ). The oil from your hands on the roller can cause print quality
problems.
Cleaning the Outside
Wipe the outside surface of the printer with a soft, clean, lintfree cloth. You can dampen the cloth slightly with water, but be
careful not to let any water drip onto the printer or inside it.
Cleaning the Inside
During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles
can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can
cause print quality problems such as toner specks or smearing.
Cleaning inside the printer will eliminate or reduce these
problems.
Cleaning inside the printer
1 Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord, then wait for
the printer to cool.
2 Open the front cover and remove the toner cartridge.
Note: To prevent
damage to the toner
cartridge, do not expose
it to light for more than a
few minutes. Cover it
with a piece of paper, if
necessary. Also, do not
touch the black transfer
roller inside the printer.
By doing so, you can
damage the printer.
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3 With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe away any dust and spilled toner
from the toner cartridge area and the toner cartridge cavity.
Cleaning the Printer
4 Reinsert the toner cartridge and close the cover.
5 Then, plug in the power cord, and turn the printer on.
Printing a cleaning sheet
Printing a cleaning sheet cleans the drum inside the toner
cartridge. Use this process if you are experiencing blurred,
faded or smeared printouts. This process will produce a page
with toner debris, which should be discarded.
1 Make sure the printer is turned on and in the Ready mode and
that there is paper loaded in the automatic input tray.
2 Press and hold down Demo on the control panel for about 10
seconds until all control panel lights remain lit, then release
the button.
Note: The cartridge
cleaning process takes
some time. To stop the
printing, turn the power
off.
3 Your printer automatically picks up a sheet of paper from the
tray and prints out a cleaning sheet with the dust or toner
particles on it.
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6.5
7
This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you
encounter a printer error. It provides information on the
following topics:
◆ Troubleshooting Checklist
◆ Solving General Printing Problems
◆ Clearing Paper Jams
◆ Solving Print Quality Problems
◆ Troubleshooting Error Messages
◆ Common Windows Problems
Troubleshooting Checklist
If the printer is not working properly, complete the following checklist in order. If the printer
does not pass a step, follow the corresponding troubleshooting suggestions.
Check
Solution
Make sure that the Data light on
the control panel is on.
• If no lights are on, check the power cord connection
and the power switch. Check the power source by
plugging into another outlet.
• If other lights are on, go to “Troubleshooting Error
Messages” on page 7.17.
Press the Demo button to print
a demo page to verify that the
printer is feeding paper correctly.
See page 2.7.
• If a demo page does not print, check the paper
supply in the input tray.
• If the paper jams in the printer, go to “ Clearing
Paper Jams” on page 7.6.
• If the Error indicator light is illuminated on the
control panel, go to “Troubleshooting Error
Messages” on page 7.17.
Check the demo page to see if it
is printed correctly.
If there is a print quality problem, go to “Solving
Print Quality Problems” on page 7.11.
Print a short document from a
software application to verify the
computer and printer are
connected and are
communicating correctly.
• If the page does not print, check the cable
connection between the printer and computer.
• Check the print queue or print spooler to see if the
printer has been paused.
• Check the software application to make sure you
are using the proper printer driver and
communication port. If the page is interrupted
during printing, go to “Solving General Printing
Problems” on page 7.2.
If completing the checklist did
not diagnose the problem with
the printer, check the following
troubleshooting sections.
• “Solving General Printing Problems” on page 7.2.
• “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 7.17.
• “Common Windows Problems” on page 7.19.
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7.1
Solving General Printing Problems
If you have any problems with the operation of your printer, refer to the table for suggested
solutions.
Problem
The printer does not
print.
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Possible Cause
Solution
The printer is not
receiving power.
If no lights are on, check the power
cord connections. Check the power
switch and the power source.
Your printer is not
selected as the default
printer.
Select Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6 as
your default printer.
Check the printer for
the following:
•
•
•
•
•
The printer may be in
manual feed mode and
out of paper. (The
Paper light is on.)
Add paper to the manual input tray,
and press the Demo button on the
printer’s control panel to start
printing.
The connection cable
between the computer
and the printer is not
connected properly.
Disconnect the printer cable and
reconnect it.
The connection cable
between the computer
and the printer is
defective.
If possible, attach the cable to
another computer that is working
properly and print a job. You may
also try using a different printer
cable.
The port setting is
incorrect.
Check the Windows printer setting to
make sure that the print job is sent
to the correct port (for example,
LPT1). If the computer has more
than one port, make sure the printer
is attached to the correct one.
The printer cover is not closed.
Paper is jammed.
No paper is loaded.
Toner cartridge is not installed.
Printer system error occurs.
Contact a service representative.
Solving General Printing Problems
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
The printer may be
configured incorrectly.
Check the printer properties to make
sure that all print settings are correct.
The printer driver may
be incorrectly installed.
Uninstall the printer driver, then
reinstall the printer driver. Try printing
a demo page.
The printer is
malfunctioning.
Check the lights on the control panel to
determine if the printer is indicating a
system error.
Printer selects media
from the wrong
paper source.
The paper source
selection in the printer
properties may be
incorrect.
For many software applications the
paper source selection is found under
the Paper tab within the printer
properties. Select the correct paper
source.
Paper does not feed
into the printer.
Paper has not been
loaded correctly.
Remove paper from the input tray and
reload it correctly.
There is too much paper
in the input tray.
Remove excess paper from the input
tray.
The paper is too thick.
Use only paper that meets the
specifications required by the printer.
The job may be very
complex.
Reduce the complexity of the page or
try adjusting the print quality settings.
The printer does not
print. (continued)
Print job is extremely
slow.
The maximum print
speed of the Samsung
ML-4600 printer is 8
pages per minute.
If using Windows 95, the
Spooling Setting may be
set incorrectly.
Access the Start menu, and then
choose Settings and Printers. Rightclick the Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6
printer icon, choose Properties, click
the Details tab, and then choose the
Spool Settings button. Select the
desired spool setting from the available
choices.
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7.3
Solving General Printing Problems
Problem
Half of the page is
blank.
The paper keeps
jamming.
The printer prints,
but the text is
wrong, garbled, or
incomplete.
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Possible Cause
Solution
The page layout is too
complex.
Simplify the page layout and remove
any unnecessary graphics from the
document, if possible.
The page orientation
setting may be
incorrect.
Change the page orientation in your
application.
The paper size and the
paper size settings do
not match.
Make sure that the paper size in the
print settings matches the paper in
the input tray.
There is too much
paper in the paper tray.
Remove excess paper from the tray.
If printing special media, use the
manual input tray.
An incorrect type of
paper is being used.
Use only paper that meets the
specifications required by the printer.
An incorrect output
method is being used.
Media such as thick paper should not
be printed using the face-down output
tray. Use the face-up output slot
instead.
There may be debris
inside the machine.
Open the front cover and remove the
debris.
The printer cable is
loose or defective.
Disconnect the printer cable and
reconnect it. Try a print job that you
know works. If possible, attach the
cable and printer to another computer
and try a print job that you know
works. Finally, try a new printer cable.
The wrong printer driver
was selected.
Check the application’s printer
selection menu to make sure that your
printer is selected.
Solving General Printing Problems
Solution
Problem
Possible Cause
The printer prints, but
the text is wrong,
garbled, or incomplete.
(continued)
The software application
is malfunctioning.
Try printing a job from another
application.
The operating system is
malfunctioning.
If printing from Windows (any
version), exit to a Dos prompt and
verify functionality with the following
command: At the C:\ prompt, type
dir LPT1, then press Enter. (This
assumes you are connected to
LPT1.) Exit Windows and reboot the
computer. Turn the printer off and
then back on again.
Pages print, but are
totally blank.
The toner cartridge is
defective or out of toner.
Replace the toner cartridge.
The file may have blank
pages.
Check the file to make sure that it
does not contain blank pages.
Some parts, such as the
controller, the board,
may be defective.
Contact a service representative.
The setting in the
software application is
wrong.
Print the document with the Bitmap
Printing checkbox in the Print dialog
box empty.
Illustrations will not
print correctly when
using Adobe Illustrator.
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7.5
Clearing Paper Jams
Occasionally, paper can become jammed during a print job. Some of the causes include:
• The paper tray is loaded improperly or overfilled.
• The paper tray has been pulled out during a print job.
• The top cover has been opened during a print job.
• Paper that does not meet paper specifications has been used. See “Paper Specifications” on
page A.2.
• Paper that is outside of the supported size range has been used. See “Paper Specifications”.
If a paper jam occurs, the Paper and the Error lights remain lit on the control panel. Find
and remove the jammed paper. If the location of the paper jam is not obvious, look inside the
printer first.
Output Area
Note: Paper jams in this area may result in loose toner on the page. If you get any toner on your
clothes, wash them in cold water because hot water will set the toner into the fabric.
1
Pull the jammed paper carefully out of
the output stacker.
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Clearing Paper Jams
5
If paper is jammed in the face-up
output slot, carefully remove the paper
as shown.
2
Open and close the front cover.
Printing can be resumed.
Input Area
Note: If paper has entered the toner cartridge area, follow the instructions on page 7.8. It is
easier to remove such jams from the inside of the printer than the paper input area.
1
Carefully pull the jammed paper out of
the input tray.
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7.7
Clearing Paper Jams
2
Open and close the front cover to
resume printing.
Note: If the Paper and the Error lights
do not turn off, there is still jammed
paper inside the printer. Check the
inside of the printer.
Inside the Printer
Note: Paper jams in this area may result in loose toner on the page. If you get any toner on
your clothes, wash them in cold water because hot water will set the toner into the fabric.
1
Grasp the front cover by both sides of
the cover and pull it toward you to
open.
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Clearing Paper Jams
2
Remove the toner cartridge.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the
toner cartridge, do not expose it to
light for more than a few minutes.
Place a piece of paper over the top of
the toner cartridge to shield it while it
is out of the printer.
3
Gently pull the paper toward you to
remove it from the printer.
Make sure that there is no paper
remaining inside the printer.
4
Reinsert the toner cartridge and close
the front cover. Printing can be
resumed.
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7.9
Clearing Paper Jams
Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams
By selecting correct paper types and loading them properly,
you should be able to avoid most paper jams. If paper jams
occur, follow the steps outlined in “Clearing Paper Jams” on
page 7.6. If jams occur frequently, make sure you are
following these tips to avoid jams.
• Follow the procedures in “Load Paper” on page 2.4 to load
the paper properly. Make sure the adjustable guides are
positioned correctly.
• Do not overload the automatic input tray. Make sure the
paper is under the paper capacity mark on the inside of the
tray.
• Do not remove the paper from the input tray while print jobs
are in process.
• Flex, fan and straighten the paper before loading it.
• Do not load wrinkled, creased, damp or highly curled paper.
• Do not mix paper types in the input tray.
• Use only recommended print media. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Make sure that the recommended print side is facing up when
loading the paper into both input trays.
• Keep print media stored in an acceptable environment. See
“Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on page A.6.
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Solving Print Quality Problems
Print Quality Checklist
General print quality problems can be solved by following the checklist below.
• Redistribute the toner in the toner cartridge (see page 6.2).
• Clean the inside of the printer (see page 6.4).
• Adjust the print resolution from the printer properties (see page 5.12).
• Check to make sure that Toner Save Mode is off (see page 5.6).
• Troubleshoot general printing problems (see page 7.2).
• Install a new toner cartridge, then check print quality again (see page 2.2).
Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Solution
Light or faded print
If a vertical white streak or faded area appears on the page:
• The toner supply is low. You may be able to temporarily
extend the toner cartridge life. See “Redistributing the
Toner” on page 6.2. If this does not improve the print
quality, install a new toner cartridge.
• The paper may not meet paper specifications (for example,
the paper is too moist or too rough). See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• If the whole page is light, the print resolution setting is too
light or Toner Save Mode may be on. Adjust the print
resolution and Toner Save Mode within the printer
properties. See page 5.6 and 5.12 respectively.
• A combination of faded and smeared defects may indicate
that the toner cartridge needs cleaning. See “Cleaning the
Printer” on page 6.4.
• The surface of the LSU part inside the printer may be dirty.
Clean the LSU. See “Cleaning the Printer”.
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7.11
Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Solution
Toner specks
• The paper may not meet paper specifications (for example,
the paper is too moist or too rough). See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• The transfer roller may be dirty. See “Cleaning the Inside”
on page 6.4.
• The paper path may need cleaning. See “Cleaning the
Inside”.
Dropouts
If faded areas, generally rounded, occur randomly on the
page:
• A single sheet of paper may be defective. Try reprinting the
job.
• The moisture content of the paper is uneven or the paper
has moist spots on its surface. Try a different kind or brand
of paper. See “Paper Specifications” on page A.2.
• The paper lot is bad. The manufacturing processes can
cause some areas to reject toner. Try a different kind or
brand of paper.
• The toner cartridge may be defective. See “Vertical
repetitive defects” on page 7.13.
• If these steps do not correct the problems, contact a
service representative.
Vertical lines
If black vertical streaks appear on the page:
• The photosensitive drum inside the toner cartridge has
probably been scratched. Install a new toner cartridge.
If white vertical streaks appear on the page:
• The surface of LSU part inside the printer may be dirty.
Clean the LSU (see page 6.4).
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Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Gray background
Solution
If the amount of background toner shading becomes
unacceptable, the procedures below may help to clear the
condition:
• Change the paper to a lighter basis weight. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Check the printer’s environment; very dry (low humidity)
or high humidity (higher than 80 % RH) conditions can
increase the amount of background shading.
• Install a new toner cartridge.
Toner smear
• Clean the inside of the printer. See “Cleaning the Inside”
on page 6.4.
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Try installing a new toner cartridge.
Vertical repetitive defects
If marks repeatedly appear on the printed side of the page
at even intervals:
• The toner cartridge may be damaged. If a repetitive mark
occurs every 95 mm or 38 mm on the page, print a
cleaning sheet several times to clean the cartridge (see
page 6.5). After the printout, if you still have the same
problems, install a new toner cartridge.
• Parts in the printer may have toner on them. If the defects
occur on the back of the page, the problem will likely
correct itself after a few more pages.
• The fusing assembly may be damaged. Contact a service
representative.
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7.13
Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Background scatter
Solution
Background scatter results from bits of toner distributed on
the printed page.
• The paper may be too damp. Try printing with a different
batch of paper. Do not open packages of paper until
necessary so that the paper does not absorb too much
moisture from the air.
• If background scatter occurs on an envelope, change your
printing layout to avoid printing over areas that have
overlapping seams on the reverse side. Printing on seams
can cause this problem.
• If background scatter covers the entire surface of a printed
page, adjust the print resolution through your software
application or the printer properties.
Misformed characters
• If characters are improperly formed, producing hollow
images, the paper stock may be too slick. Try a different
paper. See “Paper Specifications” on page A.2.
• If characters are improperly formed, producing a wavy
effect, the scanner unit may need service. Verify that it
also occurs on a demo page by pressing the Demo button
on the control panel when printer is ready. If you need
service, contact a service representative.
Page skew
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Make sure that the paper or other media is loaded
correctly and that the guides are not too tight or too loose
against the paper stack.
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Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Solution
Curl or wave
• Check the paper type and quality. Both high temperature
and humidity will cause paper curl. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try
rotating the paper 180° in the input tray.
• Push the output lever and try printing to the face up output
slot.
Wrinkles or creases
• Make sure that paper is loaded properly.
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Push the output lever and try printing to the face up output
slot.
• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try
rotating the paper 180° in the feeder.
Back of printouts dirty
• The transfer roller may be dirty. See “Cleaning the Inside”
on page 6.4.
• Check if the toner is leaking. Clean inside the printer.
Black pages
• The toner cartridge may not be installed properly. Remove
the cartridge and reinsert it.
• The toner cartridge may be defective and need replacing.
Install a new toner cartridge.
• The printer may require repairs. Contact a service
representative.
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7.15
Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Loose toner
Solution
• Clean the inside of the printer.
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
• Try installing a new toner cartridge.
• If the problem persists, the printer may require repairs.
Contact a service representative.
Character Voids
Character voids are white areas within the parts of
characters that should be solid black:
• If you are using transparencies when you experience this
problem, try another type of transparency. (Because of the
composition of transparency media, some character voids
are normal.)
• You may be printing on the wrong surface of the paper.
Remove the paper and turn it around.
• The paper may not meet paper specifications. See “Paper
Specifications” on page A.2.
Horizontal stripes
If horizontally aligned black streaks or smears appear:
• The toner cartridge may be installed improperly. Remove
the cartridge and reinsert it.
• The toner cartridge may be defective. Install a new toner
cartridge.
• If the problem persists, the printer may require repairs.
Contact a service representative.
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Troubleshooting Error Messages
When the printer experiences an error, the control panel will indicate error messages by the
indicator lights. Find the light pattern below that matches the printer light pattern and follow
the solutions to clear the error.
Printer Light Patterns
Light status legend
symbol for “light off”
symbol for “light on”
symbol for “light blinking”
Error
Paper
Data
Power off
• Check the power cord and the power switch if your printer does not generate a
response.
• Make sure that the printer is powered with the specified AC voltage.
Error
Paper
Data
Paper jam, or no toner cartridge
Paper is jammed inside the printer or the toner cartridge is not installed.
• Clear the paper jam. See “Clearing Paper Jams” on page 7.6.
• Make sure that the toner cartridge is correctly installed in the printer.
Error
Paper
Data
Paper out
The printer is out of paper in the input tray.
• Load paper into the tray. For the automatic input tray, loading paper will cancel
this message and allow you to continue with the print job. For the manual input
tray, press the Demo button after loading paper.
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7.17
Troubleshooting Error Messages
Error
Paper
Data
Waiting for the Demo button to be pressed
While printing in the manual feed mode, the printer is waiting for the Demo
button to be pressed.
• Press the Demo button on the control panel to start printing. You must press the
button to print each page after loading paper into the manual input tray.
Error
Paper
Data
Door open
The printer front cover may be opened.
• Check that the printer front cover door is closed properly.
Error
Paper
Data
Canceling a job or memory out
While your printer is canceling a job (see page 5.5), the Error light blinks.
When canceling is completed, this message will automatically be cleared.
Otherwise, the printer memory ran out of memory in the middle of a print job.
The page being printed may have been too complex for the memory capacity of
the printer. Press the Cancel/Reprint button to cancel the current job.
• Try to free some printer memory by removing any unnecessary fonts, macros, or
any data currently in printer memory.
• Simplify the image or print at a lower resolution.
• Install the optional memory card to expand the memory capacity of your printer.
See “Installing Optional Memory Card” on page A.30.
Error
Paper
Data
System error - Fuser or LSU error
• Reset the printer by briefly turning the printer off and back on again.
• If the error persists, contact a service representative.
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Common Windows Problems
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
“File in Use” message
appears during installation.
Quit all software applications. Remove all software from the
StartUp Group, then restart Windows. Reinstall the printer
driver.
“Error Writing to LPTx”
message appears.
• Make sure the cables are connected correctly, the printer
is on, and the Data light on the control panel is on.
• If bi-directional communication is not turned on in the
driver, it will also cause this message.
• From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers.
Right-click on the Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6 printer icon
and select Properties. From the Details tab, click on
Port Settings. Remove check from Check Port State
before Printing box and click OK. From Spool
Settings, select Print Directly to Printer and click OK.
Try printing again.
“General Protection Fault”,
“Exception OE”, “Spool32”,
or “Illegal Operation”
messages appear.
• Close all other applications, reboot Windows, and try
printing again.
• Delete all temp files from the Temp sub-directory. You
can determine the name of the directory by editing the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file and looking for the statement, “Set
Temp =”. The name after this statement is the temp
directory. It is usually C:\temp by default, but can be
redefined.
Note: Refer to Microsoft Windows 9x or NT 4.0 documentation that came with your PC for further
information on Windows error messages.
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7.19
This appendix provides information on the following topics:
◆ Printer Specifications
◆ Paper Specifications
◆ Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
◆ Using Your Printer with Macintosh
◆ Printing from DOS applications
◆ Linux Driver Installation
◆ Installing Optional Memory Card
Printer Specifications
Specification and Description
Item
Print Speed
8 PPM
Resolution
1200 dpi class
First Printing Time
Less than 18 seconds
WarmUp Time
Less than 30 seconds
Power Rating
AC 100 ~ 120 V (USA, Canada) / 220 ~ 240 V (Others), 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
180 W average during operation / Less than 10 W in sleep mode
Acoustic Noise
Stand by: Less than 36 dB; Operating: Less than 47 dB
Toner Supply
Single cartridge
Toner Cartridge Life
2,500 pages (for starter, 1,000 pages), 5% area coverage
Duty Cycle
Monthly: 2,000 pages maximum
Weight
6.2 Kg
Package Weight
Paper: 1.83 Kg
Plastic: 0.33 Kg
External Dimensions
(W x D x H)
329 x 343 x 224 mm / 12.9 x 13.5 x 8.8 in.
Operating Environment
Temperature:10 ~ 32 °C / 50 ~ 90 °F; Humidity: 20 ~ 80 % RH
Emulation
PCL 6, PCL 5e
Fonts
1 bitmap, 45 scalable
Interface Switching
Automatic (Parallel, USB)
Interface
• 8PPM (A4) Bidirectional Parallel Standard
- Modes supported: Compatible, Nibble, Byte, ECP
• USB Interface Standard
- USB 1.0 compliant
- 12Mbps 1 port
Random Access
Memory (RAM)
4 MB (expandable up to 68 MB)
Fresh Time
1 K (1024 cycles/16 mS) / 2 K (2048 cycles/32 mS)
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A.1
Paper Specifications
Overview
This printer accepts a variety of media, such as cut-sheet
paper (including up to 100 % recycled fiber content paper),
envelopes, labels, transparencies and custom-size paper.
Properties such as weight, composition, grain and moisture
content are important factors affecting printer performance and
output quality. Paper that does not meet the guidelines
outlined in this manual can cause the following problems:
• Poor print quality
• Increased paper jams
• Premature wear on the printer, requiring repairs.
Notes:
• Some paper may meet all of the guidelines in this manual
and still not produce satisfactory results. This might be the
result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature and
humidity levels, or other variables over which Samsung has
no control.
• Before purchasing large quantities of paper, make sure that
the paper meets the requirements specified in this user
guide. Always test paper before buying large quantities.
CAUTION: Using paper that does not meet these
specifications may cause problems for the printer, requiring
repairs. This repair is not covered by the Samsung warranty
or service agreements.
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Paper Specifications
Supported Sizes of Paper
Paper
Dimensions
Letter
8.5 ✕ 11 in. (216 ✕ 279 mm)
A4
210 ✕ 297 mm (8.3 X 11.7 in.)
Executive
Legal
B5 (JIS)
Folio
Minimum Size
(custom)
• 150 sheets of 20 lb
Bond (75 g/m2)
paper for the
7.3 X 10.5 in. (191 X 267 mm) 16 to 24 lb Bond automatic input
(60 to 105 g/m2) tray
8.5 ✕ 14 in. (216 ✕ 356 mm)
• 1 sheet of paper
for the manual
182 ✕ 257 mm (7.2 ✕ 10 in.)
input tray
216 ✕ 330 mm (8.5 ✕ 13 in.)
Automatic
Input Tray
95 X 127 mm
(3.8 X 5 in.)
Manual
Input Tray
76 X 127 mm
(3 X 5 in.)
60 to 163 g/m2
Bond
(16 to 43 lb )
Maximum Size (custom) 216 ✕ 356 mm (8.5 X 14 in.)
Transparency
Labelsb
Envelopes
Capacitya
Weight
Same minimum and
maximum paper sizes as
listed above.
Thickness:
.10 X .14 mm
(0.0039 X
0.0055 in.)
• 5 sheets of 20 lb
Bond (75 g/m2)
paper for the
automatic input
tray
• 1 sheet paper for
the manual input
tray
up to 90 g/m2
(16-24 lb)
a. Capacity may vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.
b. Smoothness - 100 to 250 (Sheffield)
Note: You may experience some paper jams when using any media with a length of less than
127 mm (5 in.). For optimum performance, make sure you are storing and handling the paper
correctly. Please refer to “Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on page A.6.
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A.3
Paper Specifications
Guidelines for Using Paper
For best results, use conventional 90 g/m2 (24 lb) paper. Make sure the paper is of good
quality, and free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, and curled
or bent edges.
If you are unsure of what type of paper you are loading (such as bond or recycled), check the
label on the package of the paper.
The following problems with paper cause print quality deviations, jamming, or even damage
to the printer.
Symptom
Problem with Paper
Solution
Poor print quality or
toner adhesion
Problems with feeding
Too moist, too rough, too
smooth, or embossed;
faulty paper lot
Try another kind of paper,
between 100 ~ 250 Sheffield,
4 ~ 5 % moisture content.
Dropout, jamming,
curl
Stored improperly
Store paper flat in its moistureproof wrapping.
Increased gray
background shading
/printer wear
Too heavy
Use lighter paper, open the rear
output tray.
Excessive curl
problems with feeding
Too moist, wrong grain
direction or short-grain
construction
• Open the rear output tray.
• Use long-grain paper.
Jamming, damage to
printer
Cutouts or perforations
Do not use paper with cutouts or
perforations.
Problems with feeding
Ragged edges
Use good quality paper
Notes:
• Do not use letterhead paper that is printed with low-temperature inks, such as those used in
some types of thermography.
• Do not use raised or embossed letterhead.
• The printer uses heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper. Make sure that any colored
paper or preprinted forms use inks that are compatible with this fusing temperature (200 °C or
392 °F for 0.1 second).
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Paper Specifications
Paper Specifications
Category
Specifications
Acid Content
5.5 ~ 8.0 pH
Caliper
.094 ~ .18 mm (3.0 ~ 7.0 mils)
Curl in Ream
Flat within 5 mm (.02 in.)
Cut Edge Conditions
Cut with sharp blades with no visible fray.
Fusing Compatibility
Must not scorch, melt, offset, or release hazardous
emissions when heated to 200 °C (392 °F) for .1
second.
Grain
Long Grain
Moisture Content
4 % ~ 6 % by weight
Smoothness
100 ~ 250 Sheffield
Paper Output Capacity
Output Tray
Capacity
Face-down output tray
100 sheets of 20 lb bond (75 g/m2) paper
Face-up output slot
1 sheet of 20 lb bond (75 g/m2) paper
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A.5
Paper Specifications
Printer and Paper Storage Environment
Ideally, the printer and paper storage environment should be
at or near room temperature, and not too dry or humid.
Remember that paper absorbs and loses moisture rapidly.
Heat works with humidity to damage paper. Heat causes the
moisture in paper to evaporate, while cold causes it to
condense on the sheets. Heating systems and air conditioners
remove most of the humidity from a room. As paper is opened
and used, it loses moisture, causing streaks and smudging.
Humid weather or water coolers can cause the humidity to
increase in a room. As paper is opened and used it absorbs
any excess moisture, causing light print and dropouts. Also, as
paper loses and gains moisture it can distort. This can cause
paper jams.
As a result, paper storage and handling are as important as
the paper-making process itself. Paper storage environmental
conditions directly affect the feed operation.
Care should be taken not to purchase more paper than can be
easily used in a short time (about 3 months). Paper stored for
long periods may experience heat and moisture extremes,
which can cause damage. Planning is important to prevent
damage to large supply of paper.
Unopened paper in sealed reams can remain stable for several
months before use. Opened packages of paper have more
potential for environment damage, especially if they are not
wrapped with a moisture-proof barrier.
The paper storage environment should be properly maintained
to ensure optimum printer performance. The required condition
is 20 ° to 24 °C (68° to 75 °F), with a relative humidity of
45 % to 55 %. The following guidelines should be helpful when
evaluating the paper’s storage environment:
• Paper should be stored at or near room temperature.
• The air should not be too dry or too humid (due to the
hygroscopic properties of paper).
• The best way to store an opened ream of paper is to rewrap it
tightly in its moisture-proof wrapping. If the printer
environment is subject to extremes, unwrap only the amount
of paper to be used during the day’s operation to prevent
unwanted moisture changes.
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Paper Specifications
Envelopes
Envelope construction is critical. Envelope fold lines can vary
considerably, not only between manufacturers, but also within
a box from the same manufacturer. Successful printing on
envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. When
selecting envelopes, consider the following components:
• Weight: The weight of the envelope paper should not exceed
90 g/m2 (24 lb) or jamming may occur.
• Construction: Prior to printing, envelopes should lie flat with
less than 6 mm (0.25 in.) curl, and should not contain air.
• Condition: Envelopes should not be wrinkled, nicked, or
otherwise damaged.
• Temperature: You should use envelopes that are compatible
with the heat and pressure of the printer.
• Size: You should use only envelopes within the following size
ranges.
Minimum
Automatic input
tray
95 X 127mm
(3.8 X 5 in.)
Manual input tray
76 X 127 mm
(3 X 5 in.)
Maximum
216 X 356 mm
(8.5 X 14 in.)
Note: You may experience some paper jams when using any
media with a length of less than 127 mm (5 in.). This may be
caused by paper that has been affected by environmental
conditions. For optimum performance, make sure you are
storing and handling the paper correctly. Please refer to
“Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on page A.6.
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A.7
Paper Specifications
Envelopes with Double
Side Seams
Double side-seams construction has vertical seams at both ends
of the envelope rather than diagonal seams. This style may be
more likely to wrinkle. Be sure the seam extends all the way to
the corner of the envelope as illustrated below.
Correct
Incorrect
Envelopes with
Adhesive Strips or Flaps
Envelope Margins
Envelopes with a peel-off adhesive strip or with more than one
flap that folds over to seal must use adhesives compatible with
the heat and pressure in the printer. The extra flaps and strips
might cause wrinkling, creasing, or even jams and may even
damage the fuser.
The following gives typical address margins for a commercial
#10 or DL envelope.
Type of Address
Minimum
Maximum
Return address
15 mm (0.6 in.)
15 mm (0.6 in.)
Delivery address
51 mm (2 in.)
89 mm (3.5 in.)
Notes:
• For best print quality, position margins no closer than 15 mm
(0.6 in.) from the edges of the envelope.
• Avoid printing over the area where the envelope’s seams
meet.
Envelope Storage
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Proper storage of envelopes helps contribute to print quality.
Envelopes should be stored flat. If air is trapped in an envelope,
creating an air bubble, then the envelope may wrinkle during
printing. See “Printing on Envelopes” on page 4.7.
Paper Specifications
Labels
CAUTIONS:
• To avoid damaging the printer, use only labels
recommended for laser printers.
• To prevent serious jams, always use the face-up output slot.
• Never print on the same sheet of labels more than once or
print on a partial sheet of labels.
When selecting labels, consider the quality of each component:
• Adhesives: The adhesive material should be stable at
200 °C (392 °F), the printer’s fusing temperature.
• Arrangement: Only use labels with no exposed backing
between them. Labels can peel off sheets with spaces
between the labels, causing serious jams.
• Curl: Prior to printing, labels must lie flat with no more than
13 mm (.5 in.) of curl in any direction.
• Condition: Do not use labels with wrinkles, bubbles, or other
indications of separation.
See “Printing on Labels” on page 4.10.
Transparencies
Transparencies used in the printer must be able to withstand
200 °C (392 °F), the printer’s fusing temperature.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the printer, use only
transparencies recommended for use in laser printers.
See “Printing on Transparencies” on page 4.11.
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A.9
Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
If you have a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port enabled on
your computer, and if your computer is running Windows 98,
you can connect your ML-4600 printer to the USB chain of
devices.
Installing the Printer Software
If you have a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port enabled on your computer, and if your
computer is running Windows 98, you can connect your ML-4600 printer to the USB
chain of devices.
Note: To connect the printer to the USB port of the computer requires a
certified USB cable. You will need to buy the USB 1.0 compliant cable.
1. Install PCL 6 driver
2. Connect printer with
USB cable and
install USB driver
To operate your printer with a Windows PC, you must install the
PCL 6 printer driver. Place the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive
and perform the instructions on page 2.8.
1 Make sure that both the printer and computer are turned
ON.
2 Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the
printer.
➜
To the USB port
on PC
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Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
3 Plug the other end into the USB port on the computer.
4 The Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click
Next.
5 Check Search for the best driver for your device and click
Next.
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A.11
Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
6 Check CD-ROM drive and click Browse, then choose
x:\4600\Eng (or the desired language code, see page
A.24.)\USB (where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive).
7 Click Next. The USB driver will be installed.
8 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
installation.
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Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
3. Set your PC printer 1
port
From the Start menu, select Settings, then select Printers.
2 Select the Samsung ML-4600 PCL 6 printer icon in the
Printers folder.
3 Select Properties from the File menu.
4 Click the Details tab. Select SSUSB: (ML-4600) in the
Print to the following port box. Click OK. The setup is
now completed.
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A.13
Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
Frequently Asked Questions About USB
Q
What is USB?
A
Universal Serial Bus (USB) makes it easy to connect devices to
your computer without having to open your PC. USB uses a
standard port and plug combination for connecting devices like
printers, modems, scanners, and digital cameras. It also offers
the benefit of being able to easily add, remove, and move
devices.
Because USB is a relatively new technology, we recommended
using a parallel printing connection. However, USB is an option
to customers who want to print from Windows 98 across the
USB cable. If your computer’s USB port is enabled and properly
setup, you can connect your printer to it or to a chain of USB
devices via a USB cable.
Q
How can I determine if my computer’s USB port is enabled?
A
11
In Windows 98, select Start ➝ Settings ➝ Control Panel.
2 Double-click the System icon.
3 Click the Device Manager tab.
4 Click the plus (+) icon before the Universal Serial Bus
Controller item.
If you see a USB host controller and a USB root hub listed, USB
is properly enabled. If you have multiple hubs on the USB chain,
try connecting your printer to a different hub or to another USB
device. Also, make sure the cable connections are firm. (USB
hubs are hardware devices into which you can plug multiple USB
cables.)
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If you do not see these devices listed, refer to your computer’s
documentation or contact the manufacturer for more
information on enabling and setting up USB. Remember, you can
always use a parallel cable to connect your printer’s parallel port
to your computer. (If you decide to switch to a parallel cable
connection, you may need to remove and reinstall the printer
software. )
Using Your Printer with a USB Cable
Q
Can other users on my USB chain print to my ML-4600 printer on
the USB chain?
A
Yes. Windows 98 allows you to “share” your printer using
software settings on your computer. After others on the USB
chain have installed the printer software for your specific printer,
they can print to your shared printer.
Q
After I install my printer, why isn’t my ML-4600 printer assigned to
an LPT printer port in the Print dialog box of my software
application?
A
USB uses a different naming convention for USB devices. After
the printer has been installed, you see SSUSB:(your printer
name) instead of LPT.
Q
How can I increase printing speed and quality?
A
When operated on a USB chain, your printer may become
slower if other USB devices are being used while you’re printing.
For optimal print performance, avoid using other devices in the
USB chain while printing.
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A.15
Using Your Printer with Macintosh
Your printer supports Macintosh system with a built-in USB
interface. When you print a file from Macintosh, you can use the
PCL driver to support your printer’s major printing features.
System Requirements
To use your ML-4600 printer and its software with a Macintosh,
your system should have:
Macintosh Hardware Requirement:
• One of the following Macintosh models:
-Power Macintosh series (with external network connection)
-Power Macintosh G3, G4
-iMac series
-PowerBook series
-iBook series
• USB interface
Macintosh System Requirement:
System 8.6 or later
Installing Software for Macintosh
Connecting to
Macintosh
You can connect the printer to your Macintosh using the USB
interface.
USB cable is not provided in your printer. Purchase a certified
USB 1.0 compliant cable.
1 Turn off the printer and computer.
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Using Your Printer with Macintosh
2 Hold the USB cable so the
icon faces up and connect it to
your printer’s USB connector.
3 Connect the other end of the cable to an available USB port
on your Macintosh computer. If you have any connecting
problems, please refer to your computer documentation.
Note: If you are using a USB hub, connect the printer’s cable to
the first tier of the hub or the printer may malfunction. If
the printer doesn’t work with the hub, connect it directly to
the USB port.
Installing Software
1 Turn on your computer and printer.
2 Insert the CD-ROM which came with your printer into the CDROM drive.
3 Double-click the Samsung ML-4600 on your Macintosh
desktop.
4 Select the correct language, then click Continue.
5 Click Install.
6 After installation is complete, click Quit.
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A.17
Using Your Printer with Macintosh
Choosing PCL Driver
1 From the Apple menu, select Chooser.
2 From the left pane of the Chooser window, click SAMSUNG
PCL. Then the Samsung printer name will appear in the right
pane of the Chooser window.
3 Click the Samsung PCL driver, and close the Chooser window.
4 You see the message box indicating that you have changed
your current printer. Click OK.
5 Then you see the Samsung PCL printer icon is created as a
desktop printer.
Printing from a Macintosh
When you print with a Macintosh, you need to check the printer
software setting in each application you use. Follow these steps
to print from a Macintosh:
1 Open a Macintosh application and select a file you want to
print.
2 Open the File menu, and click Page Setup (Document
Setup in some applications). You see the Page Setup dialog
box.
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Using Your Printer with Macintosh
3 Choose your paper size, orientation, paper type and other
options and click OK.
Choose Watermark if you want to add a watermark to each
page in your document to emphasize its purpose or indicate
how it should be handled. For details on the watermark
option, see page 5.14.
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A.19
Using Your Printer with Macintosh
4 Now open the File menu and click Print. You see the main
printer settings dialog box.
5 Choose the number of copies and indicate which pages you
want to print. For advanced printing features, select the
desired option. For details, see page A.21.
Select the desired option for
advanced printing features.
6 Click Print when you are finished checking your settings.
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Using Your Printer with Macintosh
Advanced Printing
The Page Setup dialog box contains five categories of page
setup properties. Listed below is the name of each property.
-Darkness/Quality
-Layout
-Color
-Background Printing
-Paper Source
Figures below display each property in the Page Setup dialog
box.
Darkness/Quality
Select print
darkness.
Select print
resolution.
Layout
Select the number of pages
you want to print on one
sheet of paper. The pages
will appear decreased in size
and arranged on the sheet.
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A.21
Using Your Printer with Macintosh
Color
Select grayscale
mode.
œ Grayscale
œ Black&White
Background Printing
Turns background
printing on or off.
Select a priority for your print job in
the queue of jobs waiting to print,
click one of the following:
• Normal to print in the order the
job is received.
• Urgent to print before any
Normal priority job.
• Print at: to print at the specific
time you enter in the day and
time in the fields to the right.
• Put document on hold to hold
the print job in the print queue
until you are ready to release it.
Paper Source
Select the corresponding paper
source. If Auto Select is set, the
printer automatically selects the
print media according to the
following order: Manual Tray, Auto
Tray.
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Printing from DOS Applications
While your printer is primarily a Windows printer, you can also
print from a DOS software program using the Remote Control
Panel utility provided in the ML-4600 CD-ROM.
About Remote Control Panel for DOS
DOS users have access to many printer features through
specific DOS printer drivers; however, many software
manufactures do not develop printer drivers for their software
programs. The Samsung ML-4600 printer provides the DOS
software control panel for improved printer control when DOS
printer drivers are not available or when certain print settings
are not available through DOS software programs.
Notes:
• ML-4600 printer’s Remote Control Panel for DOS can be used
when the printer is connected via the parallel interface.
• The ML-4600 printer’s Remote Control Panel is not a printer
driver. It should be used to set print settings that are not
available through DOS software programs. Printer drivers are
supplied by the manufacturers of your DOS software programs.
If your DOS software program does not include a printer driver
for your Samsung printer, contact the manufacturer of the
software program or use one of the alternate printer drivers.
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A.23
Printing from DOS Applications
Installing the Remote Control Panel for DOS Users
The Remote Control Panel utility is provided on the printer
software CD-ROM. If you do not have a CD-ROM drive, refer to
“Installing Software from Diskette” on page 2.13 for
information on obtaining printer software on diskettes.
To install the DOS Remote Control Panel:
1 Insert the printer software CD-ROM or RCP diskette in your
computer’s drive.
2 At the DOS prompt, make a directory that you want to use
for the DOS software and change to that directory.
3 From the floppy drive, type:
COPY x:\*.* (where x is the floppy drive designator)
Language Codes
Code
Language
DEU
ENG
SPN
FRN
ITA
German
English
Spanish
French
Italian
From the CD-ROM drive, type:
COPY x:\4600\xxx\RCP\*.* (where x is the CD-ROM
drive designator and xxx is the designator for your
language. See the list on the left for the designator for each
language).
Then press Enter.
Selecting Print Settings
When you are running DOS, you can use this Remote Control
Panel to select print settings that may not be available from
some DOS programs. Typically, duplicate print settings that are
selected from a DOS software program override print settings
selected in the ML-4600 Remote Control Panel.
Note: After you change the RCP settings, you must send it to the
printer by pressing Send on the RCP screen.
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Printing from DOS Applications
To access the Remote Control Panel
1 Make sure that the Remote Control Panel is in your path
statement. You can check your path by typing PATH and
pressing Enter. If the Remote Control Panel directory is not
in your path, you will have to change to the default
directory C:\DOSUTIL to start the program.
2 At the DOS prompt, type DOSRCP and press Enter.
After the Remote Control Panel appears, you can activate its
selections in one of two ways:
• With the mouse – Move the mouse to position the pointer on
the desired selection, then click the left mouse button.
• With the keyboard – Press the key that corresponds to the
highlighted letter in the selection name.
The Remote Control Panel allows you to access the following
features:
PRINTING
• Paper Size sets the paper size.
• Paper Source sets the default paper source.
• Copies sets the number of copies printed for each page.
• Orientation determines how the output is printed on the
page.
• Top Margin sets the top margin of the print material.
• Left Margin sets the left margin of the print material.
• Auto CR sets how the printer performs a carriage return.
• Quality determines the print resolution.
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A.25
Printing from DOS Applications
CONFIG
• Power Save determines the length of time the printer waits
after a job is printed before it goes to a reduced power state.
If the printer is used frequently, select OFF which keeps the
printer ready to print with the minimum warm-up time. This
uses more electricity to keep the printer warm and ready to
print.
• Econo Mode determines the toner quantity the printer
should use when printing. If set to ON, the printer conserves
toner when printing. The default value is OFF, which
provides 100% usage.
• Auto Continue determines what action the printer should
take when a manual feed print job is sent to the printer and
there is no paper in the Manual input tray. If set to ON, the
printer will pick up the paper from the Automatic input tray
after fifteen seconds. Otherwise, the printer will wait for you
to load paper in the Manual Tray.
• Jam Recovery determines what action the printer should
take when a paper jam occurs. When set to OFF, the printer
does not reprint a page that has jammed. When set to ON,
the printer keeps the image in memory for a printed page
until the printer signals that the page has successfully
printed. The printer reprints all jammed pages.
• Altitude With this option checked, you can optimize the print
quality for a low pressure area, such as a high ground.
JOB
• Timeout determines the amount of time (in seconds) the
printer will wait before printing the last page of a print job
that does not end with a command to print the page or a
formfeed character. Valid range is 0 to 300 seconds.
• Paper Type provides the printer with information about the
type of paper to be used for a print job. For the best result,
set this to the paper type you loaded in the paper tray in the
printer. When using the plain paper, set this to Default.
• SRT Mode makes the printer optimize the print quality to
1200 dpi class image quality.
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Printing from DOS Applications
TEST
Demonstration Page prints the demonstration page. It shows
features, the specifications, a list of the user default settings
and the amount of printer memory available for printing.
PCL 5e
• Typeface allows you to select the desired typeface. This
setting is ignored when the software application specifies a
font.
• Symbol Set determines the symbol set. A symbol set is a
set of alphabetic and numeric characters, punctuation, and
special symbols used when printing with a selected font.
• Pitch sets the font pitch (only if you have selected a scalable
monospaced font). Pitch refers to the number of fixed-space
characters in a horizontal inch of type.
• Lines Per Page sets the number of lines that print on each
page. The setting can range from 5 to 128 lines per page.
• Point Size sets the font point size (only if you have selected
a scalable typographic font). Point size refers to the height of
the characters in the font. One point equals approximately
1/72 of an inch. You can select point sizes from 4.0 to
999.75 in increments of 0.25 points.
• Courier determines the courier font type: Regular or Dark.
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A.27
Linux Driver Installation
This Linux driver is designed for Samsung ML-4600 printer
and supports Linux Red Hat 6.0 or higher and Intel Linux. If
your Linux version is not included, this driver might not
work properly.
■ Install Setup Script file configuration
a. /cdrom/linux/install/install.sh
b. /cdrom/linux/install/ssprt.db
c. /cdrom/linux/install/readme.txt
Installation
To install the driver, open the x terminal screen and take the
following steps:
1. Mount the CD-ROM
drive.
Note: To mount the CD-ROM drive, you must be a super user
or must be authorized to mount the CD-ROM by the super
user. If you fail to mount the CD-ROM drive, ask the system
administrator.
To mount the CD-ROM drive:
1 Insert the Samsung ML-4600 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
2 Mount the CD-ROM drive under a directory like /mnt in
order to access the files on the CD-ROM:
>mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
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Linux Driver Installation
2. Install setup script.
For details on installing the setup script, refer to the
/cdrom/linux/readme.txt file.
Add the driver to the printer list by typing in:
/cdrom/linux>install.sh (or)
/cdrom/linux>./install.sh (if the path of the current
working directory is not determined.)
3. Set up the printer filter.
To set up:
1 Run printtool at x terminal.
2 To add the printer driver, click the Add button.
3 In the Add a Printer Entry window, decide the printer
type you will use. Select Local Printer if you have a PCconnected printer.
4 Click the OK button.
5 If the Info button appears, ignore it, then click the OK
button.
6 The Edit xxxx Entry window opens (where xxxx is the
printer type you have selected at step 3).
If you are not an advanced user, do not change the
Names/Spool Directory/File Limit in Kb/Printer
Device option.
7 Click the Select button in the Input Filter to access
filter setup.
8 Select Samsung Printer PCL 5e Compatible for the
Printer Type item. Then select the default resolution and
paper size.
9 To save the setting, press the OK button.
10 In the Edit xxxx Entry window, press the OK button to
complete the printer driver installation.
11 You can find that the printer driver is added to the
driver window. Select Quit from the PrintTool menu.
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A.29
Installing Optional Memory Card
Your printer is a full-featured laser printer that has been
optimized to meet most of your printing needs. Recognizing
that each user may have different requirements, however,
Samsung makes the optional memory card available to
enhance the printer’s capabilities.
Precautions
DISCONNECT THE POWER CORD:
Never remove the printer control board while the printer is
plugged in.
To avoid the possibility of electrical shock, always disconnect
the power cord when installing or removing ANY internal or
external printer option.
DISCHARGE STATIC ELECTRICITY:
The control board and the Memory SIMM are sensitive to static
electricity. Before installing or removing an internal option,
discharge static electricity from your body by touching
something metal, such as the metal back plate on any device
plugged into a grounded power source. If you walk round
before finishing the installation, discharge any static electricity
once again.
Installation
Additional printer memory is provided on SIMMs (single in-line
memory modules).
Note: ML-4600 has 4 MB standard of the printer memory and
you can expand the memory up to 68 MB.
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Installing Optional Memory Card
1
Turn the printer power off and unplug
all cables from the printer.
2
Open the front cover and remove the
toner cartridge.
3
Remove the paper output support and
push down on the paper support until it
is recessed into the printer body.
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A.31
Installing Optional Memory Card
4
Turn the printer upside down, and
remove one screw securing the shield
cover, then remove the cover.
5
Locate the connector on the control
board.
6
Hold the memory SIMM so that the
notch ❶ and the connection point ❷ are
aligned with the slot as shown, and
insert it all the way into the connector at
a 30 degrees angle.
❷
❶
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Installing Optional Memory Card
7
Push the SIMM down until it snaps into
place.
Pin
Make sure that the SIMM is secured in
place by the metal clips and pins on
both sides of the connectors.
Metal clip
Note: When you disassemble the
memory card, push out on the metal
clips at each end of the connector, and
pull it as shown.
8
Reassemble the shield cover, turn the
printer back over, and replace the toner
cartridge.
9
Reconnect the printer cable and the
power cord and turn the printer on.
Then, replace the supports.
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A.33
INDEX
A
F
automatic input tray
loading paper
4.5
paper source setting
face-down output tray
4.4
face-up output slot
4.4
features
1.1
fitting to a selected paper size
5.3
C
cancel, print job
5.5
Cancel/Reprint button
3.2
cardstock, print
4.13
clean, printer
6.4
clean sheet, print
6.5
components
1.2
control panel
buttons
3.1
lights
3.3
G
graphic mode
5.13
graphic properties
5.11
H
halftoning
2.13
install
Linux driver
A.28
Macintosh
A.16
optional memory card
PCL driver
2.8
software from diskette
toner cartridge
2.2
USB driver
A.10
envelopes, print
4.7
Error light
7.17
error messages
7.17
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A.30
2.13
J
jam
E
5.13
I
D
Data light
3.3
Demo button
3.1
demo page, print
2.7
diskette, install software
DOS RCP A.23
driver
access
5.1
install
2.8
Linux
A.28
Macintosh A.16
remove
2.11
USB
A.10
5.8
see paper jam
L
labels, print
4.10
letterhead, print
4.12
Linux
A.28
load, paper
In the automatic input tray
2.4
in the manual input tray
4.5
INDEX
M
Macintosh
A.16
manual input tray
loading paper
4.5
paper source setting
5.3
memory card, installing
A.30
multiple pages on one sheet, print
5.7
N
network, setup
5.22
n-up printing
5.7
O
orientation
5.3
output lever
4.4
output location, select
overlays, print
5.17
4.4
P
page overlays, print
5.17
paper
acceptable size and capacities 4.2, A.3
choose
4.1
guidelines
4.3, A.4
load
2.4, 4.5
specifications
A.2
storage environment
A.6
paper jam, clear
7.6
input area
7.7
inside the printer
7.8
output area 7.6
tips avoiding paper jams
7.10
Paper light
3.3
paper orientation, setting
5.3
paper out, indication
3.3, 7.17
paper size, setting
5.3
paper source, setting
5.3
paper type, setting
5.3
parallel, connection
2.6
posters, printing
5.9
power. turning on
2.7
print media
see paper
printer light patterns
3.3, 7.17
print quality problem, solving
back of printouts dirty
7.15
background scatter
7.14
black pages
7.15
character voids
7.16
checklist
7.12
curl or wave
7.15
dropouts
7.12
gray background
7.13
horizontal stripes
7.16
light print or fade
7.11
loose toner
7.16
misformed characters
7.14
page skew
7.14
toner smear
7.13
toner specks
7.12
vertical lines
7.12
vertical repetitive defects
7.13
wrinkles or creases
7.15
printer driver
see driver
printer option, memory
A.30
printer software, install
2.8
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II
INDEX
printing
cancel
5.5
cleaning sheet
6.5
demo page
2.7
fitting to a selected paper size
5.8
general problems, solving
7.2
help
5.5
last page
5.21
multi pages on one sheet
5.7
on a network environment
5.22
page overlay
5.17
posters
5.9
quality problems, solving
7.11
watermarks
5.14
problem, solving
checklist
7.1
common windows problems
7.19
error messages
7.17
general
7.2
paper jam
7.6
print quality
7.11
S
setup printer
chapter 2
specifications
paper
A.2
printer
A.1
SRT mode
5.12
system error
7.18
T
toner cartridge
clean
6.5
install
2.2
life expectancy
6.1
recycle
6.1
redistribute toner
6.2
save toner
5.6
storage
6.1
Toner Save button
3.2, 5.6
transparency, print
4.11
troubleshooting
see problem, solving
Q
quality, problems
7.11
uninstall, driver
2.11
unpacking
2.1
USB cable, setup
A.10
R
reprint, last page
resolution
5.12
U
5.21
W
watermark, print
III I NDEX
5.14
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