Sharp AL-1250 - B/W Laser Printer Specifications

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CONTENTS
1
GETTING STARTED
INTRODUCTION 3
CAUTIONS 3
MAIN FEATURES 4
PART NAMES 6
OPERATION PANEL
7
2
INSTALLATION
COPIER INSTALLATION 8
CAUTIONS ON HANDLING 9
CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES
UNPACKING 10
REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS 11
INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE 12
LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray) 13
POWER TO COPIER 15
POWER ON 16
– Initial settings of operation panel 16
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MAKING COPIES
PAPER 17
NORMAL COPYING 18
– Stream feeding mode 20
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT/PHOTO COPYING
REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM 21
BYPASS FEED (including special paper) 22
TWO-SIDED COPYING 23
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10
20
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS 25
TONER SAVE MODE 25
USER PROGRAMS (power save modes, auto clear time,
stream feeding mode) 26
– Setting the power save modes, auto clear time, and
stream feeding mode 26
DISPLAYING TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES
27
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CONTENTS
5
SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE
TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
28
DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
USER MAINTENANCE
6
29
31
–
Cabinet
31
–
Original table and original cover
–
Transfer charger
–
When copier is not in use
31
32
33
COPIER TROUBLE?
MISFEED REMOVAL
34
– A Misfeed in the paper feed area
– B Misfeed in the fusing area
– C Misfeed in the transport area
35
35
36
– D Misfeed in the lower paper feed area
(AL-1250 and AL-1521 only)
– E Misfeed in the SPF
37
38
TROUBLESHOOTING
39
STATUS INDICATORS
40
AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT
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41
APPENDIX
SPECIFICATIONS
42
OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE
MOVING INSTRUCTIONS
INDEX
2
45
44
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GETTING STARTED
This chapter provides basic information for using the copier.
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INTRODUCTION
Getting started
This copier has been designed to provide intuitive operating ease while requiring a minimum
amount of space. To get full use of all copier features, be sure to familiarize yourself with this
manual and the copier.
For quick reference during copier use, keep this manual in a handy location.
The AL-1250 can be used as a laser printer. The AL-1020/AL-1220 /AL-1521
can also be used as a laser printer if an optional printer upgrade kit is installed.
This manual describes only the copier features. For description of the printer
features, see the printer manual.
● The AL-1020 and AL-1220 are equipped with one paper tray while the AL1250 and AL-1521 are equipped with two paper trays. The illustrations in this
manual are mainly for the AL-1020 and AL-1220.
●
Conventions used in this manual
In this manual, the following icons are used to provide the user with information pertinent to the
use of the copier.
Warns the user that injury to the user or damage to the copier may result if the
contents of the warning are not properly followed.
Cautions the user that damage to the copier or one of its components may
result if the contents of the caution are not properly followed.
Notes provide information relevant to the copier regarding specifications,
functions, performance, operation and such, that may be useful to the user.
Indicates a letter displayed in the display.
CAUTIONS
Follow the cautions below when using this copier.
The fusing area is hot. Exercise care in this area when removing misfed
paper.
● Do not look directly at the light source. Doing so may damage your eyes.
● Do not switch the copier rapidly on and off. After turning the copier off, wait
10 to 15 seconds before turning it back on.
● Copier power must be turned off before installing any supplies.
●
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CAUTIONS
1
Getting started
●
Place the copier on a firm, level surface.
●
Do not install the copier in a humid or dusty location.
●
When the copier is not used for long time, for example for consecutive holidays,
turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
●
When moving the copier, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the
power cord from the outlet.
●
Do not cover the copier with a dust cover, cloth or plastic film while the power
is on. Doing so may prevent heat radiation, damaging the copier.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This Digital Copier is rated Class 1 and complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 of
the CDRH standards. This means that the copier does not produce hazardous laser
radiation. For your safety, observe the precautions below.
● Do not remove the cabinet, operation panel or any other covers.
● The copier’s exterior covers contain several safety interlock switches. Do not bypass
any safety interlock by inserting wedges or other items into switch slots.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
MAIN FEATURES
q High-speed laser copying
●
Since warm-up time is zero, copying can be started immediately after the power switch
is turned on.
●
First-copy time is only 9.6 seconds (normal mode).
●
Copying speed is 10 copies/min. (AL-1020), 12 copies/min. (AL-1220/AL-1250) or 15
copies/min. (AL-1521), which adapts to business use, allowing improvement of working
efficiency.
w High-quality digital image
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●
High-quality image copying at 600 dpi can be performed.
●
In addition to the automatic exposure mode, the manual exposure can be adjusted in
five steps.
●
The photo mode copying function allows clear copying of delicate halftone original images
such as monochrome photos and color photos.
MAIN FEATURES
e Substantial copying functions
●
Zoom copying from 50% to 200% in 1% increments can be performed.
●
Continuous copying of maximum 99 sheets can also be performed.
●
Automatic document feeding through the single pass feeder (SPF) can be performed.
●
Toner save mode reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%.
●
User programs allow setting/modification of functions for customer’s needs.
1
●
Getting started
r Scan once/ Print many
This copier is equipped with a 1-page memory buffer. This Memory allows the
copier to scan an original 1 time only and make up to 99 copies. This feature allows for
improved workflow, reduced operating noise from the copier and reduced wear and tear
on the scanning mechanism. This feature provides for a higher reliability.
t Printer feature
●
The AL-1250 copier can be used as a laser printer. The AL-1020, AL-1220 and AL-1521
copiers can be used as a laser printer by installing an optional printer upgrade kit. If you
would like to upgrade your AL-1020, AL-1220 or AL-1521 to printer capability, see your
local reseller or visit the SHARP web site at www. sharp-usa. com.
y Environmentally friendly design
●
Paper output tray is housed in the copier for space saving.
●
Preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode are provided to reduce power consumption
in standby mode.
This copier does not have an internal calendar or clock.
This copier will not be affected by the year 2000.
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PART NAMES
SPF exit area
Original guides
Document
feeder tray
Original table
1
Original cover
Getting started
Operation
panel
Feeding roller cover
Side cover
Bypass tray
Paper tray
(The AL-1250/AL-1521 is
equipped with two paper
trays.)
Front cover
Bypass tray guides
Side cover
open button
Cover for optional printer interface
(AL-1020/AL-1220/AL-1521 only)*
* For the AL-1020/AL-1220/AL-1521,
a printer upgrade kit is optional.
Handle
Paper output
tray
Paper output tray
extension
Parallel interface connector
(AL-1250 only)
Power cord socket
Power switch
TD cartridge lock release
button
TD cartridge
Drum cartridge
Drum cartridge handle
Transfer charger
Fusing unit
release lever
6
Charger cleaner
Handle
OPERATION PANEL
q
w
e r t
y
200%
129%
100%
78%
64%
50%
*
i
!0
o
!1
MAX.
51/2 x 81/2 81/2 x11
1
100%
81/2 x14 81/2 x 11
81/2 x11 51/2 x 81/2
MIN.
!3
q Exposure mode selector key and
indicators
Use to sequentially select the exposure
modes: AUTO, MANUAL or PHOTO.
Selected mode is shown by a lit indicator.
(p. 20)
w Light and dark keys and exposure
indicators
Use to adjust the MANUAL or PHOTO
exposure level. Selected exposure level is
shown by a lit indicator. (p.20)
Use to start and terminate user program
setting. (p. 26)
e Alarm indicators
: Drum replacement required
indicator (p. 29)
: Misfeed indicator (p. 34)
: TD cartridge replacement required
indicator (p. 28)
r SPF indicator (p.18)
t SPF misfeed indicator (p.34)
y Copy ratio selector key and copy ratio
indicators
Use to sequentially select preset reduction/
enlargement copy ratios.
Selected copy ratio is shown by a lit
indicator. (p. 21)
u Zoom indicator (p. 21)
i Copy ratio display (%) key (p. 21)
o Display
Displays the specified copy quantity, zoom
copy ratio, user program code, and error
code.
ZOOM
!4
!5
!6
Getting started
!2
u
!7
!0 ON LINE indicator
Lights up when the machine is used as a
printer. To use the AL-1020, AL-1220 and
AL-1521 as a printer, an optional printer
upgrade kit is needed.
!1 Power save indicator
Lights up when the copier is in a power
save mode. (p. 25, 26)
!2 Tray select key
Use to select a paper feed station (paper
tray or bypass tray). (p. 22)
!3 Paper feed location indicators
Light up to show the selected paper feed
station.
* AL-1250/1521 only.
!4 Zoom keys
Use to select any reduction or enlargement
copy ratio from 50% to 200% in 1%
increments. (p. 21)
!5 Copy quantity keys
● Use to select the desired copy quantity
(1 to 99). (p. 18)
● Use to make user program entries.
(p. 26)
!6 Clear key
● Press to clear the display, or press during
a copy run to terminate copying. (p. 18)
● Press and hold down during standby to
display the total number of copies made
to date. (p. 27)
!7 Print key and ready indicator
● Copying is possible when the indicator
is on.
● Use to set a user program.
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INSTALLATION
Follow the installation procedure below to use the copier properly.
COPIER INSTALLATION
2
Improper installation may damage the copier. Please note the following during initial installation
and whenever the copier is moved.
Installation
If the copier is moved from a cool place to a warm place, condensation may
form inside the copier. Operation in this condition will cause poor copy quality
and malfunctions. Leave the copier at room temperature for at least 2 hours
before use.
Do not install your copier in areas that are:
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●
damp, humid, or very dusty
●
exposed to direct sunlight
●
poorly ventilated
●
subject to extreme temperature or humidity
changes, e.g., near an air conditioner or
heater.
COPIER INSTALLATION
Be sure to allow the required space around
the machine for servicing and proper
ventilation.
8"(20cm)
4"
(10cm)
8"(20cm)
4"
(10cm)
A small amount of ozone is produced within the copier during operation. The emission
level is insufficient to cause any health hazard.
NOTE:
The present recommended long term exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 ppm (0.2 mg/m3)
calculated as an 8 hr. time-weighted average concentration.
However, since the small amount that is emitted may have an objectionable odor, it is
advisable to place the copier in a ventilated area.
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Installation
CAUTIONS ON HANDLING
Be careful in handling the copier as follows to maintain the performance of this copier.
Do not drop the copier, subject it to shock
or strike it against any object.
Do not expose the drum cartridge to direct
sunlight.
Doing so will damage the surface (green portion)
of the drum cartridge, causing smudges on copies.
Store spare supplies such as drum cartridges and TD cartridges in a dark place
without removing from the package before use.
If they are exposed to direct sunlight, smudges on copies may result.
Do not touch the surface (green portion) of the drum cartridge.
Doing so will damage the surface of the cartridge, causing smudges on copies.
9
CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND
ACCESSORIES
Open the carton and check if the following components and accessories are included.
Power cord
Interface cable
(IBM PC/AT or compatible computer)
(AL-1250 only)
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Installation
Operation manual
(Printer driver (CD-ROM)
AL-1250 only)
TD cartridge
Copier
Drum cartridge
(installed in copier)
●
If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance
Department at 1-(630)378-3590.
●
Save the carton and packing materials. These can be re-used for transporting
the machine, should it be necessary.
UNPACKING
Be sure to hold the handles on both sides of the copier to unpack the copier and carry it to the
installation location.
10
REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS
1
Remove all pieces of tape shown in the illustration below. Then open the original
and .
cover and remove protective materials ,
2
AL-1020/AL-1220
Installation
AL-1250/AL-1521
2
Use a coin (or suitable object) to remove the screw.
Store the screw in the paper tray because it will be used if the copier has to be
moved. (p. 14)
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INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE
1
Open the bypass tray and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover
open button.
2
Bypass tray
Installation
2
Remove the CAUTION tape from the front cover and remove the two protective pins
from the fusing unit by pulling the strings upward one at a time.
CAUTION tape
3
Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
4
Remove the TD cartridge from the bag. Remove the protective paper. Hold the cartridge
on both sides and shake it horizontally four or five times.
Hold the tab of the protective cover and pull the tab to your side to remove the cover.
4 or 5 times
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Protective pins
INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE
5
Gently insert the TD cartridge until it locks in place.
6
Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near
the side cover open button.
2
Installation
When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then
close the side cover. If the covers are closed in the wrong order, the covers
may be damaged.
LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray)
While the AL-1020 and AL-1220 are equipped with one paper tray, the AL1250 and AL-1521 are equipped with two paper trays. For the AL-1250/AL1521, load copy paper into the two paper trays.
1
Raise the handle of the paper tray and pull the paper tray out until it stops.
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LOADING COPY PAPER
2
Remove the pressure plate lock. Rotate the pressure plate lock in the direction of the
arrow to remove it while pressing down the pressure plate of the paper tray.
3
Store the pressure plate lock which has been removed in step 2 and the screw which
has been removed when unpacking (see page 11, step 2 of REMOVING PROTECTIVE
PACKING MATERIALS) in the front of the paper tray. To store the pressure plate
lock, rotate the lock to fix it on the relevant location.
2
Installation
Pressure plate lock
4
Adjust the paper guides on the paper tray to the copy paper width and length.
Squeeze the lever of paper guide
and slide the guide to match with the width of
the paper.
Move paper guide
to the appropriate slot as marked on the tray.
Paper guide B
5
Screw
Paper guide A
Fan the copy paper and insert it into the tray. Make sure the edges go under the
corner hooks.
Do not load paper above the maximum height line (
will cause a paper misfeed.
14
). Exceeding the line
LOADING COPY PAPER
6
Gently push the paper tray back into the copier.
After loading copy paper, to cancel the blinking “P” without restarting copying,
press the clear ( ) key. The “P” in the display will go out and the ready (
)
indicator will light up.
2
Installation
POWER TO COPIER
1
Ensure that the power switch of the copier is in the OFF position. Insert the attached
power cord into the power cord socket at the rear of the copier.
If you use the copier in a country other than the country where the copier was
purchased, you will need to make sure that your local power supply is compatible
with your model. If you plug the copier into an incompatible power supply,
irreparable damage to the copier will result.
2
Plug the other end of the power cord into the nearest outlet.
Only insert the power cord into a properly grounded wall socket.
Do not use extension cords or power strips.
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POWER ON
Turn the power switch on the left side of the copier to the “ON” position. The ready (
)
indicator will light up and other indicators which show the initial settings of the operation panel
will also light up to indicate the ready condition. For the initial settings, see the “Initial settings
of operation panel” described below.
●
The copier will enter a power save mode once the set time has elapsed
without any copier operation after the last copy of a run is made or power is
turned on.
The settings of the power save modes can be modified. See page 26, USER
PROGRAMS.
●
The copier will return to the initial settings a preset amount of time after the
last copy is made. The preset amount of time (auto clear time) can be changed.
See page 26, USER PROGRAMS.
2
Installation
Initial settings of operation panel
The copier assumes the initial settings when the copier is turned on or a preset time (auto
clear time) elapses after the last copy is made. The initial settings of the operation panel are
shown below.
200%
129%
100%
78%
64%
50%
MAX.
51/2 x 81/2 81/2 x11
100%
81/2 x14 81/2 x 11
81/2 x11 51/2 x 81/2
MIN.
ZOOM
“0” is displayed in the
display.
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MAKING COPIES
This chapter describes basic copying functions and some other copying functions using the
bypass tray.
PAPER
For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP.
Type of paper
feeding
Type of media
Size
Weight
Standard paper
Letter (8-1/2" x 11")
Legal (8-1/2" x 14")
Invoice (5-1/2" x 8-1/2")
A4 (210mm x 297mm)
B5 (182mm x 257mm)
15 lbs. to 21 lbs.
Bypass tray
Standard paper and
thick paper
Letter (8-1/2" x 11")
Legal (8-1/2" x 14")
Invoice (5-1/2" x 8-1/2")
A4 (210mm x 297mm)
B5 (182mm x 257mm)
14 lbs. to 34.5
lbs.**
Special Transparency
media
film
Letter (8-1/2" x 11")
A4 (210mm x 297mm)
Envelope*
Making copies
Paper tray
3
Commercial 10
(4-1/8" x 9-1/2")
Monarch
(3-7/8" x 7-1/2")
International DL
(110mm x 220mm)
International C5
(162mm x 229mm)
* Do not use envelopes that have metal clasps, plastic snappers, string closures, windows,
linings, self-adhesive, patches or synthetic materials. These will cause physical damage to
the copier.
** For paper weighing from 28 to 34.5 lbs., 8-1/2" x 11" is the maximum size that can be fed
through the bypass tray.
●
Special papers such as transparency film and labels must be fed one sheet at a time through
the bypass tray.
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NORMAL COPYING
This copier has two document input stations - a single pass feeder (SPF) for automatic document
feeding and an original table for manual handling of documents. The SPF is designed to hold
up to 30 originals measuring from 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14" and weighing from 14 to 23
lbs.
1
Ensure that paper of the desired size is set in the paper tray. See page 13, LOADING
COPY PAPER. When copying onto paper larger than 8-1/2" x 11" size, pull out the
paper output tray extension. When using the AL-1250 and AL-1521, use the tray
select (
) key to select the desired paper tray.
2
Turn the power switch on.
3
Place the original(s) face up in the document feeder tray or face down on the original
table.
3
Making copies
A. When using the SPF:
(1) Make sure that no original is left on the original table.
(2) Adjust the original guides to the size of originals.
(3) Set the originals face up in the document feeder tray.
Before feeding originals in the document feeder tray, be sure to remove any
staples or paper clips from them.
● Before placing curled or wavy originals into the document feeding tray, be
sure to flatten them. If not, original misfeeds may result.
● The SPF ( ) indicator on the operation panel will light up. If this indicator
does not light up, the originals are not properly set or the SPF is not properly
closed.
● Badly damaged originals may misfeed in the SPF. It is recommended that
such originals be copied from the original table.
● Special originals such as transparency film should not be fed through the
SPF, but should be placed directly on the original table.
●
Original face up
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NORMAL COPYING
B. When using the original table:
(1) Open the original cover.
(2) Place an original face down on the original table. Align it with the original scale
and the centering ( ) mark. Close the original cover.
Original scale
mark
3
Making copies
When copying a book or an original which has been folded or a crumpled
original, press down the original cover lightly. If the original cover is not securely
closed, the copies may be striped or blurred.
A book, an original which has been
folded, or a crumpled original
4
Set the number of copies using the two copy quantity (
,
) keys.
●
Press the clear (
●
A single copy can be made with the initial setting, i.e., when “0” is displayed.
ZOOM
Tens digit
) key to clear an entry if a mistake is made.
●
Press the right copy quantity key to set the unit
digit from 0 to 9. This key will not change the tens
digit.
●
Press the left copy quantity key to set the tens
digit from 1 to 9.
Unit digit
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NORMAL COPYING
5
Press the print (
) key.
●
To display the number of copies made in a continuous run, press the left
copy quantity key.
●
To stop copying in the middle of a run, press the clear (
stop and the number in the display will be reset to “0”.
) key. Copying will
3
Making copies
Stream feeding mode
The stream feeding mode allows easy operation of continuous copying from the SPF.
If the stream feeding mode has been enabled using user program No.4, the SPF ( ) indicator
will blink approximately 5 seconds after printing of all copies from the SPF is complete. While
this indicator is blinking, any new originals placed in the document feeder tray will be fed and
copied automatically. If the stream feeding mode has been disabled, the print (
) key must
be pressed each time the originals are set even immediately after completion of a copy run
from the SPF. The default setting of the stream feeding mode is “ON”. See page 26, USER
PROGRAMS.
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT/PHOTO COPYING
Copy density adjustment is not required for most originals in the automatic exposure mode. To
adjust the copy density manually or to copy photographs, the exposure level can be adjusted in
five steps manually.
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1
Set the original and check the copy paper size.
2
Press the exposure mode selector key to select the manual (
( ) mode.
) mode or photo
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT/PHOTO COPYING
3
Use the light ( ) and dark ( ) keys to adjust the exposure level.
If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-handmost indicators for that level will light
up simultaneously. Also, if level 4 is selected, the two right-handmost indicators for
that level will light up simultaneously.
4
Set the number of copies using the copy quantity (
(
) key.
,
) keys and press the print
3
Making copies
REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM
Three preset reduction ratios and two enlargement ratios can be selected. The zoom function
enables copy ratio selection from 50% to 200% in 1% increments.
1
Set the original and check the copy paper size.
2
Use the copy ratio selector key and/or zoom (
ratio.
,
) keys to select the desired copy
To verify a zoom setting without changing the zoom ratio, press and hold
down the copy ratio display (%) key. When the key is released, the display
will return to the copy quantity display.
● To reset the ratio to 100%, press the copy ratio selector key repeatedly until
the 100% indicator lights up.
●
To select a preset copy ratio:
Preset reduction and enlargement ratios
are: 50%, 64%, 78%, 129%, and 200%
To select a zoom ratio:
When a zoom (
or
) key is pressed,
the ZOOM indicator will light up and the
zoom ratio will be displayed in the display.
To decrease or increase the zoom ratio rapidly, press and hold down the
or
key. However the value will stop at the preset reduction or enlargement
ratios. To move beyond these ratios, release the key and then press and hold
it down again.
200%
129%
100%
78%
64%
50%
MAX.
51/2 x 81/2 81/2 x11
100%
81/2 x14 81/2 x 11
81/2 x11 51/2 x 81/2
MIN.
MAX.
51/2 x 81/2 81/2 x11
100%
81/2 x14 81/2 x 11
81/2 x11 51/2 x 81/2
MIN.
ZOOM
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REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM
3
Set the number of copies using the copy quantity (
(
) key.
,
) keys and press the print
BYPASS FEED (including special paper)
The bypass tray automatically feeds up to 50 sheets of standard copy paper and also feeds
special papers such as transparency film and labels one sheet at a time. Copy paper measuring
from 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14" and in the weight range of 14 to 34.5 lbs. can be used in this
tray. (For paper weighing from 28 to 34.5 lbs., 8-1/2" x 11" is the maximum size.)
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1
Making copies
Place the original(s) face up in the document feeder tray or face down on the original
table.
The original image must be smaller than the paper or media for copying.
If the original image is bigger than the paper or media, this may cause smudges
on the edges of the copies.
2
Open the bypass tray and extend the tray.
To close the bypass tray, perform
step1 and then step 2 in the
illustration and push the round
projections at the right of the tray
until they click.
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BYPASS FEED
3
Set the paper guides to the copy paper width. Insert the copy paper (print face down)
all the way into the bypass tray.
Paper must be fed narrow side into the feed slot.
Transparency film, labels, and other special purpose papers must be fed
individually.
● When copying onto transparency film, remove each copy promptly. Do not
let copies stack up.
● When loading an envelopes, make sure that it is straight and flat.
●
●
3
Making copies
Print face
4
Press the tray select (
) key to select the bypass tray. Set the number of copies if
using standard copy paper. Press the print (
) key.
TWO-SIDED COPYING
Two-sided copying can be made on this copier using the bypass tray.
Example: The following two originals will be copied onto two sides of copy paper.
Face up or face down
Face up
First original
1
Face down
Second original
Place the first original on the original table and make a copy.
The first copy can be made using either the paper tray or the bypass tray.
A
A
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TWO-SIDED COPYING
2
Replace the first original with the second original on the original table and close the
original cover. Make sure that the first and second originals are oriented in the same
way on the original table.
Both the first and second originals can be set in the SPF but they must be set
separately. If the stream feeding mode for the SPF has been enabled, set the
second original after the SPF ( ) indicator goes out. See page 20.
3
3
For tablet binding, turn the first copy over left to right as shown below. For booklet
binding, turn the first copy over top to bottom (not shown). Feed the first copy into the
bypass tray.
4
Press the tray select (
) key to select the bypass tray and press the print (
Making copies
Be sure to feed the copy paper one sheet at a time.
B
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) key.
4
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
This chapter describes the special functions of this copier. Use these functions as needed.
Toner save mode (page 25)
Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%.
Power save modes (page 26)
The copier has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off
mode.
Preheat mode
When the copier enters the preheat mode, the power save ( ) indicator will light up and
other indicators will remain on or off as before. In this condition, the fuser in the copier is
maintained at a lower heat level, thereby saving power. To copy from the preheat mode,
make desired copier selections and press the print (
) key using the normal copying
procedure.
●
Auto power shut-off mode
When the copier enters the auto power shut-off mode, the power save ( ) indicator will light
up and other indicators will go out. The auto power shut-off mode saves more power than
the preheat mode but requires a longer time before starting copying. To copy from the auto
power shut-off mode, press the print (
) key. Then make desired copier selections and
press the print (
) key using the normal copying procedure.
4
Special functions
●
Auto clear (page 26)
The copier returns to the initial settings a preset amount of time after the last copy is made.
This preset amount of time (auto clear time) can be changed.
Stream feeding mode (page 26)
For description of the stream feeding mode, see page 20.
TONER SAVE MODE
1
Press the exposure mode selector key to select the manual (
) mode.
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TONER SAVE MODE
2
Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds.
The manual (
) indicator will go out and the photo ( ) indicator will begin to blink.
The exposure indicator marked “5” will light up, indicating the standard toner mode is
active.
3
To enter the toner save mode, press the light ( ) key.
The exposure indicator marked “1” will light up, indicating the toner save mode is
selected.
4
Press the exposure mode selector key twice. The photo ( ) indicator will stop blinking
and the AUTO indicator will light up steadily. The toner save mode is now active.
4
Special functions
To return to the standard mode, repeat the procedure but use the dark (
key to select exposure level “5” in step 3.
)
USER PROGRAMS (power save modes, auto clear
time, stream feeding mode)
The user programs allow the parameters of certain functions to be set, changed, or canceled
as desired.
Setting the power save modes, auto clear time, and stream feeding mode
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1
Press and hold down the light ( ) and dark (
5 seconds until all the alarm indicators ( ,
display.
) keys simultaneously for more than
, ) blink and “– –” appears in the
2
Use the left copy quantity ( ) key to select a user program number (1: auto clear
time, 2: preheat mode, 3: auto power shut-off timer, 4: stream feeding mode, 5: auto
power shut-off mode). The selected number will blink in the left side of the display.
USER PROGRAMS
3
Press the print (
) key. The entered program number will be steadily lit and the
currently selected parameter number for the program will blink on the right side of the
display.
4
Select the desired parameter using the right copy quantity (
parameter number will blink on the right of the display.
Program
No.
Mode
) key. The entered
Parameters
1
Auto clear time
0 e OFF
3 e 90 sec.
1 e 30 sec. * 2 e 60 sec.
4 e 120 sec. 5 e 10 sec.
2
Preheat mode
0 e 30 sec.
1 e 60 sec. * 2 e 90 sec.
3
Auto power shutoff timer
0 e 2 min. * 1 e 5 min.
3 e 30 min.
4 e 60 min.
4
Stream feeding
mode
0 e OFF
* 1 e ON
5
Auto power shutoff mode
0 e OFF
* 1 e ON
2 e 15 min.
5 e 120 min.
4
Special functions
Factory default settings are indicated with an asterisk (*).
5
Press the print (
) key. The right-hand number in the display will be steadily lit and
the entered value will be stored.
To change the setting or to set another mode, press the clear (
copier will return to step 2.
6
Press the light (
) or dark (
) key. The
) key to return to the normal copy mode.
DISPLAYING TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES
Use the following procedure to display the total number of copies.
1
Press the clear (
) key to reset the display to zero.
2
Press and hold down the clear ( ) key for approximately 5 seconds. The total number
of copies will appear in two steps, each with three digits.
Example: Total number of copies is 1,234.
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5
SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE
This chapter describes how to replace the TD cartridge and the drum cartridge.
Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies.
TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
The TD cartridge replacement required ( ) indicator will light up when toner is needed. For
more information on purchasing the TD cartridge, see OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS
AND STORAGE on page 44. If copying is continued while the
indicator is lit, copies will
gradually become lighter until the copier stops and the indicator begins blinking. Replace the
old TD cartridge by following the procedure given below.
After the copier stops, it may be possible to make a few more copies by
taking the TD cartridge out of the copier, shaking it horizontally, then reinstalling
it. If copying is not possible after this operation, replace the TD cartridge.
● During long copy run of a dark original, the ready (
) indicator may blink,
the
indicator light up, and the copier stop, even though toner is left. The
copier will feed toner up to 2 minutes and then the ready (
) indicator will
light up. Press the print (
) key to restart copying.
●
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Supplies and user maintenance
1
Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the
side cover open button.
Then, push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
2
Gently pull the TD cartridge out while pressing the lock release button. Dispose of the
old TD cartridge in accordance with local regulations.
Lock release button
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TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
3
Install a new TD cartridge. To install the new cartridge, see page 12, INSTALLING
THE TD CARTRIDGE.
4
Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near
the side cover open button. The
indicator will go out and the ready (
) indicator
will light up.
When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then
close the side cover. If the covers are closed in the wrong order, the covers
may be damaged.
DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
The useful life of the drum cartridge is approximately 18,000 copies. When the internal counter
reaches approximately 17,000 copies, the drum replacement required ( ) indicator will light
up indicating that replacement of the drum cartridge will be needed soon. For more information
on purchasing the drum cartridge, see OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND
STORAGE on page 44. When the indicator begins to blink, the copier will stop operating until
the cartridge is replaced. Replace the drum cartridge at this time.
5
1
Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the
side cover open button.
Then, push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
2
Gently pull the TD cartridge out while pressing the lock release button. To remove the
TD cartridge, see page 28, step 2.
3
Hold the handle of the drum cartridge and gently pull the cartridge out. Dispose of the
old drum cartridge in accordance with local regulations.
Supplies and user maintenance
Do not remove the protective cover on the drum portion (black paper) of a new
drum cartridge before use. The cover protects the drum against external light.
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DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
4
Remove the new drum cartridge from the protective bag and remove the protective
cover from the cartridge. Then gently install the new drum cartridge.
Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the cartridge. Doing so
may cause smudges on the copies.
5
5
Gently install the TD cartridge. To install the TD cartridge, see page 12, INSTALLING
THE TD CARTRIDGE.
6
Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near
the side cover open button. The drum replacement required ( ) indicator will go out
and the ready (
) indicator will light up.
Supplies and user maintenance
When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then
close the side cover. If the covers are closed in the wrong order, the covers
may be damaged.
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USER MAINTENANCE
USER MAINTENANCE
Proper care is essential in order to get clean, sharp copies. Be sure to take a few minutes to
regularly clean the copier.
Before cleaning, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power
cord from the outlet.
Do not use thinner, benzene or other volatile cleaning agents. Doing so may
cause deformation, discoloration, deterioration or malfunction.
Cabinet
Wipe the cabinet with a soft, clean cloth.
5
Original table and original cover
Original table
Supplies and user maintenance
Stains on the glass, cover or SPF roller will also be copied. Wipe the glass, cover and SPF
roller with a soft, clean cloth. If necessary, dampen the cloth with a glass cleaner.
Original cover
SPF roller
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USER MAINTENANCE
Transfer charger
If copies start becoming streaky or blotchy, the transfer charger may be dirty. Clean the charger
using the following procedure.
1
Turn the power switch off.
2
Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the
side cover open button.
3
Take the charger cleaner out by holding the tab.
Set the charger cleaner onto the right end of the transfer charger, gently slide the
cleaner to the left end, and then remove it. Repeat this operation two or three times.
Slide the charger cleaner from the right end to the left end along the groove of
the transfer charger. If the cleaner is stopped on the way, smudges on copies
may occur.
5
Supplies and user maintenance
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4
Return the charger cleaner to its original position. Close the side cover by pressing
the round projections near the side cover open button.
5
Turn the power switch on.
USER MAINTENANCE
When copier is not in use
To prevent entry of dust and foreign matter, store the copier as follows.
1
Remove the power cord and secure the copier using tape (four locations).
5
Supplies and user maintenance
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6
COPIER TROUBLE?
This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting.
MISFEED REMOVAL
When the misfeed ( ) indicator blinks or
blinks in the display, the copier will stop because
of a misfeed.
If a misfeed occurs when using the SPF, a number may appear in the display after a minus
sign. This indicates the number of the originals that must be returned to the document feeder
tray after a misfeed. Return the required number of originals. Then this number will disappear
when copying is resumed or the clear ( ) key is pressed.
When the SPF misfeeds an original sheet, the copier will stop and the SPF misfeed ( ) indicator
will blink, while the misfeed ( ) indicator will remain off. For a misfeed of originals in the SPF,
see “E Misfeed in the SPF” on page 38.
If the AL-1250 and AL-1521 are turned on with the lower side cover open, the
misfeed ( ) indicator will blink. In this case, close the lower side cover. The
misfeed ( ) indicator will go out.
6
Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the
side cover open button.
2
Check the misfeed location. Remove the misfed paper following the instructions for
each location in the illustration below.
If
blinks in the display, proceed to “A Misfeed in the paper feed area”. (p. 35)
Copier trouble?
1
If paper is misfed here, proceed to “B
Misfeed in the fusing area”. (p. 35)
If the misfed paper is seen from
this side, proceed to “C Misfeed
in the transport area”. (p. 36)
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If paper is misfed here, proceed to “A
Misfeed in the paper feed area”. (p. 35)
If paper is misfed here, proceed to “D Misfeed in the
lower paper feed area”. (p. 37) (AL-1250/AL-1521 only)
MISFEED REMOVAL
A Misfeed in the paper feed area
1
Gently remove the misfed paper from the paper feed area as shown in the illustration.
When
blinks in the display and the misfed paper is not seen from the paper feed
area, pull out the paper tray and remove the misfed paper. If the paper cannot be
removed, proceed to “B Misfeed in the fusing area”.
The fusing unit is hot. Do not touch the fusing unit when removing misfed paper.
Doing so may cause a burn or other injury.
Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the drum cartridge
when removing the misfed paper. Doing so may damage the drum and cause
smudges on copies.
● If the paper has been fed through the bypass tray, do not remove the misfed
paper through the bypass tray. Toner on the paper may stain the paper
transport area, resulting in smudges on copies.
●
6
Copier trouble?
2
Close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open
button. The misfeed ( ) indicator will go out and the ready (
) indicator will light
up.
B Misfeed in the fusing area
1
Lower the fusing unit release lever.
Fusing unit release lever
2
Gently remove the misfed paper from under the fusing unit as shown in the illustration.
If the paper cannot be removed, proceed to “C Misfeed in the transport area”.
The fusing unit is hot. Do not touch the fusing unit when removing misfed
paper. Doing so may cause a burn or other injury.
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MISFEED REMOVAL
3
●
Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the drum cartridge
when removing the misfed paper. Doing so may cause smudges on copies.
●
Do not remove the misfed paper from above the fusing unit. Unfixed toner on
the paper may stain the paper transport area, resulting in smudges on copies.
Raise the fusing unit release lever and then close the side cover by pressing the
round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( ) indicator will go
out and the ready (
) indicator will light up.
C Misfeed in the transport area
1
Lower the fusing unit release lever.
Fusing unit release lever
6
Copier trouble?
2
36
Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
MISFEED REMOVAL
3
Rotate the feeding roller in the direction of the arrow and gently remove the misfed
paper from the exit area.
Feeding roller
4
Raise the fusing unit release lever, close the front cover and then close the side cover
by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( )
indicator will go out and the ready (
) indicator will light up.
When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then
close the side cover. If the covers are closed in the wrong order, the covers
may be damaged.
6
D Misfeed in the lower paper feed area (AL-1250 and AL-1521 only)
Open the lower side cover (under the bypass tray) and remove the misfed paper.
If
blinks and the misfed paper is not seen from the area of the lower side cover,
pull out the lower paper tray and remove the misfed paper. Then close the lower
paper tray.
2
Close the lower side cover.
3
Close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open
button. The misfeed ( ) indicator will go out and the ready (
) indicator will light
up.
Copier trouble?
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MISFEED REMOVAL
E Misfeed in the SPF
An original misfeed may occur at one of three locations: if the misfed original is seen from the
document feeder tray, (A) in the document feeder tray; if the misfed original is not seen from
the document feeder tray, (B) in the exit area or (C) under the feeding roller. Remove the misfed
original following the instructions for each location.
(A) Open the feeding roller cover and pull the original gently to the left and out from the
document feeder tray. Close the feeding roller cover. Open and close the original cover to
clear the SPF misfeed ( ) indicator.
If the misfed original cannot be easily removed, proceed to (C) under the feeding roller
without pulling the original forcibly from the document feeder tray.
Feeding roller cover
(B) Open the original cover and rotate the roller rotating knob to remove the misfed original
from the exit area.
If the misfed original cannot be easily removed, proceed to (C) under the feeding roller
without pulling the original forcibly.
Roller rotating knob
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Copier trouble?
(C) Open the original cover and rotate the roller rotating knob to remove the misfed original
from the document feeder tray or exit area. If it is difficult, remove the misfed original from
under the feeding roller.
A number may appear in the display after a minus sign, indicating the number
of the originals that must be returned to the document feeder tray.
Clear the misfeed and return the required number of originals. Then press the
print (
) key to resume copying.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting our Technical Assistance
Department at 1-(630)378-3590.
Problem
Possible cause
Copier plugged in?
Power switch on?
Side cover closed
securely?
Front cover closed?
Copier does not
operate.
Blank copies
Power save (
indicator on.
Is the original placed face
down on the original table
or face up in the SPF?
Is the copier in the
) preheat mode?
Is the copier in the auto
power shut-off mode?
Copies are too
dark or too light.
Striped copies
Paper misfeeds
frequently.
Images rub off
the copy easily.
Paper curled or damp?
Pieces of paper inside
copier?
Paper guides in the paper
tray not set properly?
Too much paper in the
paper tray or bypass tray?
Is the copy paper too
heavy?
Paper damp?
See
page:
Plug the copier into a grounded
outlet.
Turn the power switch on.
Gently close the side cover.
15
Gently close the front cover and
then close the side cover.
Place the original face down on
the original table or face up in
the SPF.
Press any key to cancel the
preheat mode.
Press the print (
) key to
cancel the auto power shut-off
mode.
Adjust the exposure manually.
—
16
—
18
25
25
20
Adjust the automatic exposure
level.
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Cancel the photo exposure
mode.
Clean regularly.
20
Use a clean original.
—
Clean the transfer charger.
Use standard paper. If using
special papers, feed the paper
through the bypass tray.
Store copy paper flat in the
wrapper in a dry location.
Remove all pieces of misfed
paper.
Set the guides properly
depending on the paper size.
Remove excessive paper from
the tray.
Use copy paper within the
specified range.
Replace with dry copy paper. If
the copier is not used for long
time, remove the paper from the
paper tray and store it in its
wrapper in a dry location.
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6
Copier trouble?
Dust, dirt,
smudges appear
on copies.
Is original image too dark
or too light?
Is the copier in the
automatic exposure
mode?
Is the copier in the photo
exposure mode?
Original table or original
cover dirty?
Original smudged or
blotchy?
Is transfer charger clean?
Non-standard paper used?
Solution
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34
13
14
17
44
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STATUS INDICATORS
When the following indicators light up or blink on the operation panel or the following
alphanumeric codes appear in the display, solve the problem immediately referring to both the
table below and the relevant page.
Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies.
Indication
44
Blinking Drum cartridge must be replaced. Replace it
with a new one.
29
Steadily Replacement of TD cartridge will be needed
soon. Prepare a new cartridge.
lit
44
Blinking TD cartridge must be replaced. Replace it with
a new one.
28
34
Misfeed indicator
A misfeed has occurred. Remove the misfed
paper referring to the description of "Misfeed
Blinking removal."
In the AL-1250/AL-1521, the lower side cover
may be open. If so, close it.
SPF misfeed
indicator
An original misfeed has occurred in the SPF.
Blinking Remove the misfed originals referring to the
description of "Misfeed in the SPF".
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TD cartridge
replacement
required indicator
Copier trouble?
The paper tray indicator is
blinking.
The paper tray is not installed properly.
Push the tray into the copier securely.
"CH" is blinking in the display. The TD cartridge is not installed. Check if the
cartridge is installed.
–
–
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Side cover is open. Close the side cover
securely by pressing the round projections
near the side cover open button.
–
Paper tray or bypass tray is empty. Load copy
paper.
13
A misfeed has occurred in the paper tray or
bypass tray. Remove the misfed paper.
34
Paper tray is not securely installed. Push the
tray in securely.
–
The copier will not function. Turn the power
A letter and a number appear switch off, remove the power cord from the
outlet, and contact our Technical Assistance
alternately.
Department at 1-(630)378-3590.
–
"CH" is steadily lit in the
display.
"P" is blinking in the display.
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See
page:
Steadily Replacement of drum cartridge will be needed
soon. Prepare a new cartridge.
lit
Drum replacement
required indicator
6
Cause and remedy
AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT
The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. This level is set for
copying from the original table and copying from the SPF respectively.
1
When adjusting the automatic exposure level for copying from the SPF, place an
original in the document feeder tray and make sure that the SPF ( ) indicator lights
up.
When adjusting the level for copying from the original table, make sure that no original
is left in the document feeder tray.
2
Press the exposure mode selector key to select the photo (
3
Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds.
The photo ( ) indicator will go out and the AUTO indicator will begin to blink. One or
two exposure indicators corresponding to the automatic exposure level which has
been selected will light up.
) mode.
6
Copier trouble?
4
Press the light ( ) or dark ( ) key to lighten or darken the automatic exposure
level as desired.
If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-handmost indicators for that level will light
up simultaneously. Also, if level 4 is selected, the two right-handmost indicators for
that level will light up simultaneously.
5
Press the exposure selector key. The AUTO indicator will stop blinking and light up
steadily.
This automatic exposure level will remain in effect until you change it again by
this procedure.
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APPENDIX
SPECIFICATIONS
Type
Digital copying machine, desk-top type
Copy system
Dry, electrostatic transfer
Originals
Sheets, bound documents
Original size
Max. 10" x 14" (Max. 8-1/2" x 14" for SPF)
Copy sizes
8-1/2" x 14" to 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
(Feed copy paper lengthwise only.)
Image loss: Max. 5/32" (4 mm) (leading and trailing edges)
Max. 5/32" (4 mm) (along the other edges in totals)
Copy speed
AL-1020: 10 copies/min.
AL-1220/AL-1250: 12 copies/min.
AL-1521: 15 copies/min.
Continuous copying
Max. 99 copies; subtractive counter
First-copy time
(Approximately)
9.6 sec. (normal copying mode)
Copy ratio
Variable: 50% to 200% in 1% increments (total 151 steps)
Fixed: 50%, 64%, 78%, 100%, 129%, 200%
Exposure system
Original table: Moving optical source, slit exposure (stationary
platen) with automatic exposure
SPF: Moving original
Copy paper feed
One (AL-1020/AL-1220) or two (AL-1250/AL-1521) paper trays
with automatic feed (250 sheets); one bypass tray with 50-sheet
automatic feed capability
Fusing system
Heat rollers
Development system
Magnetic brush development
Light source
Xenon lamp
Resolution
Scan: 400 dpi
Output: 600 dpi
Gradation
Scan: 256 levels
Output: 2 levels
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Appendix
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SPECIFICATIONS
Memory
6 MB
Power supply
AC 120V (±10%), 60 Hz (±2%)
Power consumption
1,000 W
Overall dimensions
31.9" (W) x 18.8" (D) (809 mm (W) x 477 mm (D))
Weight
(Approximately)
AL-1020/AL-1220: 47.4 lbs. (21.5 kg)
AL-1250/AL-1521: 54.3 lbs. (24.6 kg)
TD and drum cartridges included
Copier dimensions
AL-1020/AL-1220: 20.4" (W) x 18.8" (D) x 15.0" (H)
(518 mm (W) x 477 mm (D) x 379 mm (H))
AL-1250/AL-1521: 20.4" (W) x 18.8" (D) x 18.3" (H)
(518 mm (W) x 477 mm (D) x 464 mm (H))
Operating conditions
Temperature: 50°F to 86°F (10°C to 30°C)
Humidity: 20% to 85%
Noise level
Sound Power Level LWA (1B=10dB)
Copying: 7.1 [B (A)], Standby: Background noise level
Sound Pressure Level LPA (bystander positions)
Copying: 40 [dB (A)], Standby: Background noise level
Noise emission measurement in accordance with ISO 7779.
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Appendix
First-copy time may differ depending on operating conditions, such as power-supply voltage
and room temperature.
As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right
to make design and specification changes for product improvement without
prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values
of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in
individual units.
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OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE
When ordering supplies and option, please use the correct part numbers as listed below.
Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies.
For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which
are designed, engineered, and tested to maximize the life and performance of
SHARP copiers. Look for the Genuine Supplies label on the toner package.
Supply list
Supply
Part number
Usable life
TD cartridge
AL-100TD
Approx. 6,000 sheets*
Drum cartridge
AL-100DR
Approx. 18,000 sheets
* Based on copying onto letter-type paper at 5% toned area
(The life of the TD cartridge which has been included in the copier at the factory is
approximately 2,000 sheets.)
Option list (AL-1020/AL-1220/AL-1521 only)
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When purchasing an optional printer upgrade kit, be sure to select the kit which is compatible
to your copier. If the printer upgrade kit is not proper, your copier cannot be used as a printer.
Appendix
Copier model
Part name
Part number
Contents
AL-1020
AL-1220
AL-1521
Printer upgrade kit
AL-10PK
Printer board,
printer driver (CD-ROM),
interface cable (for IBM PC/AT
or compatible computers)
Proper storage
1. Store the supplies in a location that is:
●
clean and dry,
●
at a stable temperature,
●
not exposed to direct sunlight.
2. Store copy paper in the wrapper and lying flat.
●
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Paper stored out of the wrapper or in packages standing on end may curl or get damp,
resulting in paper misfeeds.
MOVING INSTRUCTIONS
When moving this copier, follow the procedure below.
When moving this copier, be sure to remove the TD cartridge in advance.
1
Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord.
2
q Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing
the side cover open button. w Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the
cover.
3
Gently pull the TD cartridge out while pressing the lock release button. See page 28,
TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT.
4
Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near
the side cover open buttton.
When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then
close the side cover. If the covers are closed in the wrong order, the covers
may be damaged.
Raise the handle of the paper tray and pull the paper tray out until it stops.
6
Push the center of the pressure plate down until it locks in place and lock the plate
using the pressure plate lock which has been stored in the front of the paper tray.
7
Use a coin (or suitable object) to attach to the left side of the copier the screw that has
been stored in the front of the paper tray.
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5
When shipping the copier, the screw must be reinstalled to prevent shipping
damage.
8
Push the paper tray back into the copier.
9
Close the bypass tray and the paper output tray extension, and attach the packing
materials and tape which were removed during installation of the copier. See page
11, REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS.
10
Pack the copier into the carton. See page 10, CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS
AND ACCESSORIES.
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INDEX
A
Auto clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 26
Automatic exposure adjustment . . . . . . . 41
Auto power shut-off mode . . . . . . . . . 25, 26
B
Bypass tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
C
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cautions on handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Charger cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Copier trouble? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Copying
- normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
- reduction/enlargement . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
- through bypass tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
- two-sided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Copy paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Copy quantity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Copy ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
D
Dark key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Document feeder tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Drum cartridge
- indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 40
- replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
E
Enlargement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
F
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Fixed copy ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Fusing unit release lever . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 35
I
Initial settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installation
- location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
- TD cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
L
Light key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Loading copy paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
M
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Misfeed removal
- fusing area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- lower paper feed area . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- paper feed area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- SPF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- transport area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31
20
22
35
37
35
38
36
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N
Names
- operation panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
- part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
O
ON LINE indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Operation panel
- initial settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
- part names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Original cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Original guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Original table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
P
Packed components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Paper
- loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
- special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
- specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Paper feed area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Paper output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Paper output tray extension . . . . . . . . . 6, 18
Paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Paper transport area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Paper tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Part names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Photo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 20
Power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 15
Power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power save modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 26
Power switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 16
Preheat mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 26
Print key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Protective packing materials . . . . . . . . . . 11
INDEX
R
Ready indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Replacement
- drum cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
- TD cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
S
Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 14
Single pass feeder (SPF) . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Special paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Specifications
- copier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
- paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
SPF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Supply
- life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
- part number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
- storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
T
TD cartridge
- indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 40
- installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
- replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Toner save mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Total number of copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Transfer charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 32
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Two-sided copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
U
User maintenance
- cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- original cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- original table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- transfer charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31
31
31
32
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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WARNING:
FCC Regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Note:
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.
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IMPORTANT SERVICE INFORMATION
If a Problem Occurs
Most operational questions can be answered by referring to the Operation Manual. Also, for your
convenience, you will find answers to most frequently asked questions on our website at www.sharpusa.com. You can also email your service questions to www.digitalcopiersupport@sharpsec.com. Should
you require further assistance, call Sharp at 1-630-378-3590. A Customer Relations Specialist will
assist you. Before your call, please be ready to provide the model number of your Product, Serial
Number, Date of Purchase, description of the problem, and a valid Credit Card Number (should it be
required).
How Exchange is Obtained
A replacement unit in exchange for your copier is provided directly by Sharp to any U.S. location. You
will be required to provide consent for acceptance of an exchange unit and provide credit card
authorization. At that time, Sharp will ship to you, at no cost, an exchange for your defective Product.
The exchange unit we ship to you will be new or remanufactured. Upon your receipt of the exchange
unit, packing and shipping instructions will be enclosed for you to return the defective unit. Upon
Sharp’s receipt of the defective unit, your credit card hold will be released.
How Warranty Repair Service is Obtained
If you prefer that we repair your unit instead of replacing it, our Customer Relations Specialists at 1630-378-3590 will explain how to obtain warranty repair service. Please be sure to retain the original
packaging materials in order to facilitate shipment. The shipment of the defective unit will be at
your expense; please be sure it is insured and packaged securely. Upon repair of your unit, Sharp will
promptly return it at no cost to you at any U.S. location.
What You Must Do
Your Product is designed to perform with a minimum amount of user maintenance. However, you are
responsible for the required user maintenance described in the Operation Manual. This requires user
maintenance including replacement of the TD cartridge and drum cartridge, cleaning of the unit and
transfer charger, removal of dust and foreign matter, clearing of paper misfeeds, and proper routine and
preventive maintenance.
Service After Expiration of Warranty Coverage
Should you require service repair after warranty coverage has expired, contact Sharp at 1-630-378-3590
for information.
END-USER LIMITED WARRANTY
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first end-user purchaser that this Sharp brand product
(the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship and materials, and
agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective Product or part thereof with a new or
remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded item(s) set forth
below nor to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced, which has been subjected to improper
voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has been altered or modified in design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth below and
provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
To the extent permitted by applicable state law, the warranties set forth herein are in lieu of, and exclusive of, all
other warranties, express or implied. Specifically, ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE SET
FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUDED. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR USE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED. If, under applicable state law, implied warranties may not validly
be disclaimed or excluded, the duration of such implied warranties is limited to the period(s) from the date of
purchase set forth below.
Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person is authorized to make any warranties other than those
described herein, or to extend the duration of any warranties beyond the time period described herein on behalf of
Sharp.
The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole
and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser. Correction of defects, in the manner and for the period of time
described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and responsibilities of Sharp to the purchaser
with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence,
strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects
in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized
servicer. Nor shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or
property damage. Some states do not allow limits on warranties or on remedies for breach in certain transactions;
in such states, the limits herein may not apply.
Model Specific Section
Your Product Model Number
& Description:
AL-1020/1220/1250/1521 Digital Laser Copier
(Be sure to have this information available when you need service for your
Product.)
Warranty Period for this Product:
Three (3) years from date of purchase except for the toner and developer
cartridge and the drum cartridge supplied with the Product, which are
warranted for fifteen (15) days from date of purchase.
Any Disk media supplied with the Product is warranted for replacement
only and limited to ninety (90) days from date of purchase (Model AL1250 only).
Additional Item(s) Excluded from
Warranty Coverage (if any):
The warranty does not apply to defects or damage
resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance by the purchaser (see
Operation Manual) or the use of non-genuine Sharp Toner & Developer
and Drum Cartridges.
Printer Interface Cable (Model AL-1250 only ).
Software (Model AL-1250 only, see Software License Sheet)
Service is available in the United States from Sharp. You may ship in your
Product for repair or replacement. Replacement units may be
remanufactured, rather than new, but your original limited warranty will
continue for the remainder of your original warranty period or ninety (90)
days from the date we send the replacement unit to you, whichever is longer.
Where to Obtain Service:
What to do to Obtain Service:
Call Sharp at 1-630-378-3590 to obtain a Return Authorization Number
and shipping instructions. A technician will work with you on the phone
and if it is determined that your Product needs service, you will have your
choice of having your unit repaired or replaced to any U.S. location. Be
sure to have Proof of Purchase available.
TO OBTAIN PRODUCT INFORMATION, CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP.
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430-2135.
www.sharp-usa.com
SHARP CORPORATION
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