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Page Printer
Operation Guide
Caution
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Notice on Software
SOFTWARE USED WITH THIS PRINTER MUST SUPPORT THE PRINTER’S EMULATION MODE. The printer is factory-set to
emulate the PCL. The emulation mode can be changed by following the procedures described in Chapter 1 .
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PRESCRIBE is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. KPDL and KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement) are trademarks of Kyocera Corporation.
Diablo 630 is a product of Xerox Corporation. IBM Proprinter X24E is a product of International Business Machines Corporation. Epson
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This Kyocera Mita page printer uses PeerlessPrintXL to provide the HP LaserJet compatible PCL6 language emulation. PeerlessPrintXL is a trademark of The Peerless Group, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, U.S.A.
This product was developed using the Tornado™ Real Time Operating System and Tools from Wind River Systems.
This product contains UFST™ and MicroType® from Agfa Corporation.
©2001, 2002 by KYOCERA CORPORATION/KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION. All rights reserved, Revision 1.2., October 2002
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Typeface Trademark Acknowledgement
All resident fonts in this printer are licensed from Agfa Corporation.
Helvetica, Palatino and Times are registered trademarks of Linotype-Hell AG.
ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC ZapfChancery and ITC Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Typeface Corporation.
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Contents
Introduction ...............................................................................................viii
Guide to the Manuals ..................................................................................................................................... ix
Guide to the Operation Guide......................................................................................................................... x
Chapter 1
Basic Settings and Operations............................................... 1-1
1.1 Operator Panel ....................................................................................................................................... 1-2
1.1.1 Indicators...................................................................................................................................... 1-3
1.1.2 Keys............................................................................................................................................... 1-3
1.2 KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility ........................................................................................... 1-7
1.2.1 Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 1-7
1.2.2 Installing the Remote Operation Panel ...................................................................................... 1-8
1.3 Configuring the Printer ....................................................................................................................... 1-12
1.3.1 Basic Settings for the Remote Operation Panel ....................................................................... 1-12
1.3.2 Connecting the Remote Operation Panel Utility to the Printer .............................................. 1-15
1.3.3 Menu Items................................................................................................................................. 1-16
1.4 Paper..................................................................................................................................................... 1-17
1.4.1 Number of Copies to be Printed ................................................................................................ 1-17
1.4.2 Page Orientation ........................................................................................................................ 1-18
1.4.3 Paper Source............................................................................................................................... 1-19
1.4.4 Paper Size ................................................................................................................................... 1-20
1.4.5 Media Type Settings for Paper Sources .................................................................................... 1-22
1.4.6 Paper Source Properties ............................................................................................................ 1-24
1.4.7 Setting the Weight of the Custom Paper Type ......................................................................... 1-25
1.5 Printer Environment ........................................................................................................................... 1-27
1.5.1 Setting the Print Density of the Custom Paper Type .............................................................. 1-27
1.5.2 KIR.............................................................................................................................................. 1-29
1.5.3 EcoPrint ...................................................................................................................................... 1-30
1.5.4 Resolution ................................................................................................................................... 1-31
1.5.5 Form Feed Timeout .................................................................................................................... 1-32
1.5.6 Sleep Mode.................................................................................................................................. 1-33
1.5.7 Sleep Time .................................................................................................................................. 1-34
1.5.8 Emulation ................................................................................................................................... 1-35
1.5.9 Serial Interface Parameters ...................................................................................................... 1-37
1.5.10 Network Interface Card Properties......................................................................................... 1-39
1.5.11 RAM Disk ................................................................................................................................. 1-40
1.5.12 Checking Toner Container Remain......................................................................................... 1-42
1.5.13 Remote Operation Panel Display Language........................................................................... 1-43
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1.6 Other Settings..................................................................................................................................... 1-45
1.6.1 Printer Properties ...................................................................................................................... 1-45
1.6.2 Password for the Printer............................................................................................................ 1-46
1.6.3 Printer Memory Status .............................................................................................................. 1-48
1.6.4 Host Buffer ................................................................................................................................. 1-49
1.6.5 Adding an Asset Number to the Printer ................................................................................... 1-51
1.6.6 Displaying the Resource List..................................................................................................... 1-52
1.6.7 Sending PRESCRIBE Commands to the Printer .................................................................... 1-53
Chapter 2
Using the Printer Software..................................................... 2-1
2.1 Installing the Printer Driver................................................................................................................. 2-2
2.1.1 Using Perallel/Serial Interfaces .................................................................................................. 2-2
2.1.2 Using USB Interface .................................................................................................................... 2-9
2.2 Setting Up the Default Properties ...................................................................................................... 2-16
2.2.1 Using the Option Paper Feeder ................................................................................................. 2-16
2.2.2 Selecting the Page Description Language ................................................................................ 2-17
2.3 Printing from Windows Applications.................................................................................................. 2-19
2.3.1 Basic Printing Task.................................................................................................................... 2-19
2.3.2 Setting Custom Paper Size ........................................................................................................ 2-21
2.3.3 Advanced Media Settings .......................................................................................................... 2-23
2.3.4 Printing Multiple Pages per Sheet ............................................................................................ 2-29
2.3.5 Changing the Size of the Document.......................................................................................... 2-31
2.3.6 Printing on Both Sides of Paper (Manual Duplex) ................................................................... 2-32
2.3.7 Changing the Resolution ........................................................................................................... 2-36
2.3.8 Adjusting Grayscale ................................................................................................................... 2-38
2.3.9 TrueType Fonts .......................................................................................................................... 2-39
Chapter 3
Maintenance ........................................................................... 3-1
3.1 Toner Container Replacement .............................................................................................................. 3-2
3.1.1 Toner Container Replacement Interval ...................................................................................... 3-2
3.1.2 Replenishing Toner ...................................................................................................................... 3-3
3.2 Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................. 3-6
3.2.1 Printer Interior............................................................................................................................. 3-6
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 4-1
4.1 General Guide ........................................................................................................................................ 4-2
4.2 Print Quality Problems ......................................................................................................................... 4-3
4.3 Indicators ............................................................................................................................................... 4-5
4.3.1 Maintenance Messages ................................................................................................................ 4-6
4.3.2 Errors Requiring Service Personnel Attention........................................................................... 4-8
4.3.3 Error Messages........................................................................................................................... 4-11
4.3.4 Normal Indicator Display .......................................................................................................... 4-13
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4.4 Correcting a Paper Jam....................................................................................................................... 4-14
4.4.1 Jam at the Face-down and Face-up Trays ................................................................................ 4-14
4.4.2 Jam at the Paper Cassette......................................................................................................... 4-15
4.4.3 Jam Inside the Printer............................................................................................................... 4-15
Chapter 5
Paper Selection....................................................................... 5-1
5.1 General Guidelines ................................................................................................................................ 5-2
5.1.1 Paper Availability......................................................................................................................... 5-2
5.1.2 Paper Specifications ..................................................................................................................... 5-2
5.2 Selecting the Right Paper...................................................................................................................... 5-3
5.3 Special Paper.......................................................................................................................................... 5-7
5.3.1 Transparency (overhead projection film) .................................................................................... 5-7
5.3.2 Adhesive-Backed Labels .............................................................................................................. 5-8
5.4 Paper Type ........................................................................................................................................... 5-11
Appendix A
Fonts ....................................................................................... A-1
A.1 Internal Fonts........................................................................................................................................A-2
A.2 List of Fonts ...........................................................................................................................................A-3
A.2.1 Internal Scalable and Bitmap Fonts and KPDL Fonts..............................................................A-3
Appendix B
Options .................................................................................... B-1
B.1 Available Options ................................................................................................................................. B-2
B.2 Expansion Memory Installation.......................................................................................................... B-3
B.3 Memory (CompactFlash) Card ............................................................................................................ B-8
B.4 Network Interface Card ..................................................................................................................... B-10
Appendix C
Host Computer Interface........................................................ C-1
C.1 Parallel Interface.................................................................................................................................. C-2
C.1.1 Parallel Interface Communication Modes ................................................................................. C-2
C.1.2 Interface Signals......................................................................................................................... C-2
C.2 USB Interface ....................................................................................................................................... C-6
C.2.1 Specifications .............................................................................................................................. C-6
C.2.2 Interface Signals......................................................................................................................... C-6
C.3 Serial Interface (Option) ...................................................................................................................... C-7
C.3.1 RS-232C Interface ...................................................................................................................... C-7
C.3.2 RS-422A Interface ...................................................................................................................... C-8
C.4 RS-232C/RS-422A Protocol ................................................................................................................ C-10
C.4.1 PRESCRIBE FRPO D0 Command .......................................................................................... C-11
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C.5 RS-232C Cable Connection................................................................................................................ C-12
C.5.1 Obtain a Suitable RS-232C Cable ........................................................................................... C-12
C.5.2 Connecting the Printer to the Computer ................................................................................ C-12
Appendix D
Printer Specifications ............................................................. D-1
Printer Specifications .................................................................................................................................. D-2
Appendix E
Glossary .................................................................................. E-1
Index .................................................................................................. Index-1
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Introduction
The Kyocera Mita page printer has many desirable features, such as
EcoPrint function that reduces the power consumption and Auto Media Type
Selection function that selects automatically media before print.
This section explains the following topics:
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Guide to the Manuals
Guide to the Operation Guide
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Guide to the Manuals
Item
Description
Installation Guide
(paper manual)
Describes procedures from printer setup to printing a
test page.
Operation Guide
(this manual)
Guides you through topics concerning the operations
and maintenance of the printer.
PRESCRIBE Programming
Manual
Describes how to use the PRESCRIBE commands and
their parameters in detail for experienced users.
PDF417 Two-Dimensional
Bar Code Implementation
Manual
Includes a PDF417 overview and explains
PRESCRIBE commands for use with two-dimensional
barcodes.
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Guide to the Operation Guide
This Operation Guide guides you through the following topics:
Chapter 1
Basic Settings and Operations
This chapter describes the names and functions of the keys and indicators
on top of the printer. Further, it explains how to make printer settings
using the KM-NET Remote Operation Panel utility contained on the
Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM supplied with the printer.
Chapter 2
Using the Printer Software
This chapter explains how to install the printer driver, and how to print
from applications.
Chapter 3
Maintenance
This chapter explains how to replace the toner container and how to care
for your printer.
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
This chapter explains how to handle printer problems that may occur, such
as paper jams.
Chapter 5
Paper Selection
This chapter explains the types of paper that can be used with the printer.
Appendix A
Fonts
This appendix explains about and lists the printer’s internal fonts.
Appendix B
Options
This appendix explains available options, how to expand the printer’s
memory, and also how to install the memory card and the network
interface card.
Appendix C
Host Computer Interface
This appendix describes the pin assignment and specifications for the
printer’s parallel interface, USB interface, and optional serial interface.
Appendix D
Printer Specifications
This appendix lists the printer’s specifications.
Appendix E Glossary
This appendix explains the terminology used in this guide.
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Chapter 1
Basic Settings and
Operations
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This chapter explains the following topics:
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•
•
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Operator Panel
KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
Configuring the Printer
Paper
Printer Environment
Other Settings
1-1
Operator Panel
1.1
Operator Panel
The operator panel on top of the printer consists of four indicators and two
keys. The four indicators light, flash, and go off in combination, indicating
the printer’s status. The keys perform operations, such as canceling data,
switching the printer mode between online and offline status, and printing
status pages.
1
2
3
4
5
6
The numbers used in the above figure are referred to in the “Reference”
column of the table on the following page.
Note
1-2
Operator Panel
1.1.1
Indicators
Refer to the following table for the name and description of each indicator.
The same indicator can have a variety of meanings, depending on the speed
at which it is flashing. For details, see Chapter 4.
Reference
1
Name
Status
Ready indicator
Lit
Indicates online status (printing is possible).
Flashing
• An error has occurred, but printing resumes when the
key is pressed.
• Offline status. You cannot print, but the printer can receive
data.
• The printer is in sleep mode.
Off
Printing has stopped because an error has occurred.
Lit
The printer is processing data.
Flashing
The printer is receiving data.
Attention
indicator
Lit
The printer cover is open.
Flashing
• A paper jam has occurred.
• The paper cassette is not inserted properly or the paper has
run out.
(Red)
Off
The printer status is normal.
Toner indicator
Lit
The printer has stopped because the toner is exhausted.
Flashing
The toner is running low.
(Green)
2
Data indicator
Meaning
(Green)
3
4
(Red)
1.1.2
Keys
Refer to the following table for the name and description of the basic
functions of each key.
Reference
5
Name
Function
key
Cancels printing in progress when pressed for 1 second or more.
(Cancel key)
6
key
(Go key)
• Switches between online and offline when pressed for less than 3 seconds.
• Depending on the error message displayed on the KM-NET Remote Operation
Panel, there are cases where operation will continue after pressing this key. If
such a message appears, operation resumes when this key is pressed.
• Prints a standard status page* when pressed for 3 seconds or more and less
than 10 seconds.
• Prints a service status page when pressed for 10 seconds or more.
*: For a full description of the standard status page, see the next page. The service status page is used for service purposes.
1-3
Operator Panel
The following is the printout of a typical standard status page. Its contents
are explained in detail on the next page.
FS-1010 Page Printer
STATUS PAGE
Firmware Version:
Hardware Information
1
Released:
Memory
2
3
4
5
Page Information
Network Status
Installed Options
6
Emulation
7
8
Error Log
Toner Gauge
9
100
0
Interfaces
10
11
KIR Test pattern
ON
Items and values on the status page may vary depending on the printer’s
firmware version.
Note
1-4
Operator Panel
1 — Software Version
This information shows the software (firmware) version and date of issue
of the printer.
2 — Hardware Information
This information shows the currently selected paper source (indicated by
an asterisk), paper size, and various other printer settings.
3 — Page Information
This information shows the currently selected resolution, number of copies
printed to date, and the total page count.
4 — Network Status
This shows the IP address, Subnet Mask address, Default Gateway
address and other settings for the network interface card installed in the
printer.
5 — Memory
This information shows the amount of total memory installed in the
printer, the amount of currently available memory, and the current status
of the RAM disk (see page 1-40 ).
6 — Installation Options
This shows the option(s) currently installed in the printer.
7 — Emulation
This shows all available emulations and the currently selected emulation
(marked with an asterisk). The printer is shipped from the factory with
PCL 6 emulation selected.
8 — Error Log
This shows the last three instances of the following six types of errors,
listed in order of occurrence: KPDL Error Press GO; Memory overflow
Press GO; Print overrun Press GO; File not found Press GO;
MemoryCard err Press GO; RAM disk error Press GO. (These are
displayed on the computer screen when using Remote Operation Panel.)
The most recent error is displayed on the top line of the Error Log. For
error remedies, see Chapter 4. Error information is cleared when the
printer’s power is turned off.
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Operator Panel
9 — Toner Gauge
This shows the approximate level of remaining toner. When the value is
100, the toner container is full. The closer to 0, the smaller the amount of
remaining toner.
10 — Interface Information
This information shows all interfaces installed in the printer and the
currently selected interface (marked with an asterisk).
The Font section shows the font that is automatically selected when the
printer starts up (default font). It is possible to set different default fonts
for each interface.
11 — KIR Test Pattern
This shows the KIR test pattern. You can confirm whether KIR is on or off.
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KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
1.2
KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
The KM-NET Remote Operation Panel utility is provided on the Kyocera
Mita Digital Library CD-ROM supplied with the printer. You can install the
KM-NET Remote Operation Panel on a computer that runs under Windows
95/98/Me or Windows NT 4.0/2000 operating systems, and use it to change
basic printer settings, monitor the current printer status, and display error
messages (such as paper jam warnings) on the computer screen.
1.2.1
Requirements
The Remote Operation Panel utility is designed to run under Windows 95/
98/Me or Windows NT 4.0/2000 operating systems. With Windows 95/98/
Me it can be used with either local (parallel or serial) or network (TCP/IP
or IPX/SPX) connection. With Windows NT 4.0/2000 it can only be used
over a network.
Note
•
The Remote Operation Panel utility does not run under any other
operating systems.
•
The Remote Operation Panel utility provided on the Kyocera Mita
Digital Library CD-ROM supplied with the printer is for use only with
the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX printer driver. Printing problems may
occur if it is used in combination with any other printer driver.
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KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
1.2.2
Installing the Remote Operation Panel
When you insert the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM supplied with
the printer into your computer, the setup screen is automatically displayed.
To install the Remote Operation Panel, follow the on-screen instructions.
1
Set the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM in your computer’s
CD-ROM drive.
After a few moments, the License Agreement window opens.
Note
If this screen does not appear, click the Windows Start button and select
Run. Type the following in the Command Line text box:
[CD drive letter]:\setup
Click the OK button. After a few moments, the License Agreement
window appears.
2
Click View License Agreement. The License Agreement PDF opens.
Read the terms and conditions.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer,
the following dialog box will open. Click the Yes button and install it.
3
Close the License Agreement PDF. On the previous License
Agreement window, click Accept to accept the agreement. After a
few moments, the Main Menu appears.
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KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
4
Click on Printer Utilities, then click on Install Remote Operation
Panel to start Remote Operation Panel utility installation.
Starting the Remote Operation Panel
Once you have installed the Remote Operation Panel, click the Windows
Start button, then click Remote Operation Panel from Programs >
KYOCERA MITA > km-net. The Remote Operation Panel starts.
1-9
KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
Remote Operation Panel Start-up Screen
6
7
1
2
8
3
4
5
Functions of the Remote Operation Panel Utility
The following table explains the names and function of the parts of the
Remote Operation Panel utility.
Note
Reference
Number
1
The numbers appearing in the figure above are referred to in the
‘Reference Number’ column of the table below.
•
The explanations of messages appearing in this manual are based on
the premise that the printer is used over a network. Accordingly, the
explanations include some messages that do not appear when the
printer is used locally.
Name
Function
Message display
The printer status is displayed on the upper line (1) and the following
information is displayed on the lower lines.
(2) Active interface
PAR: Standard bi-directional parallel interface
SER: Optional serial interface (RS-232C/422A)
OPT: Optional network interface
(3) Paper size of the currently selected paper cassette
(4) Paper type of the currently selected paper cassette
When an error occurs, details of the error are displayed on the upper
and lower lines.
(1) (3)(4)
(2)
2
•
Displays a suitable icon according to the printer’s status.
: The printer is ready to print.
: The paper is exhausted or the cassette is not installed
properly. Load more paper or close the cassette properly.
: A paper jam has occurred. Refer to section 4.4 Correcting a
Paper Jam on page 4-14 and remove the jammed paper.
: Toner is running low or is exhausted. Replace with a new
toner container. See section 3.1 Toner Container
Replacement on page 3-2.
: An error has occurred. Refer to the message displayed. See
section 4.3 Indicators on page 4-5.
(Continued on next page)
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KM-NET Remote Operation Panel Utility
Reference
Number
Name
Function
3
SET UP button
This allows you to make the following basic settings for the Remote
Operation Panel utility:
• Status polling
• Error notification
• Virtual printer animation
For details on these settings, see section 1.3.1 Basic Settings for the
Remote Operation Panel on page 1-12.
4
CONNECT button
This allows you to select the type of connection between the printer
and the computer — either local (via serial, parallel interface, or
USB) or network. For details, see section 1.3.2 Connecting the
Remote Operation Panel Utility to the Printer on page 1-15.
5
HELP button
Displays help messages.
6
GO button
This button appears only when the printer is connected to the
computer via a network. It has the same function as the printer’s
key and does the following:
• Switches the printer online and offline, prints and feeds out one
page, and continues printing when Press GO error messages are
displayed on the Remote Operation Panel.
7
MENU button
This is used to change various printer settings from the Remote
Operation Panel utility. See page 1-16.
8
Printer image
This virtual printer animation graphically indicates the printer’s
status. For example, when you open the printer’s top cover, the top
cover on the printer image also opens.
It may take several minutes for a change in status to be
reflected in the animation.
Note
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Configuring the Printer
1.3
Configuring the Printer
This section explains how to set and confirm the printer’s configuration
from the Remote Operation Panel utility. The value set from the Remote
Operation Panel utility becomes the printer’s default setting. However,
when printing, the printer may automatically switch to another setting,
depending on the application software or printer driver settings.
1.3.1
Basic Settings for the Remote Operation Panel
Before operating the Remote Operation Panel, you can change settings for
polling, error notification, and whether you want to use the 3D virtual
printer to monitor the printer status.
1
Click the SETUP button on the start-up screen.
2
The KM-NET Remote Operation Panel dialog appears. Read the
following explanations, then make the appropriate settings.
Status Polling
Enable Traps
Browse NIC Web Page button
Polling
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Enable Traps (unsolicited notifications)
This allows the Remote Operation Panel utility to obtain and display
information about the printer, such as the open/closed state of the top
cover, that is output automatically by the network interface card in the
printer. This requires that the network output of status information by the
network interface card be enabled. To do this, click on the Browse NIC Web
Page button to call up SNMP trap notification from the network interface
card homepage.
Polling
With Polling activated (check box checked), the Remote Operation Panel
utility logs itself onto the printer and automatically recognizes printer
changes at regular intervals. This duration of the interval can be
configured by moving the slider with the mouse. The default setting is 15
seconds. Polling must normally be left activated (check box checked).
Error notification
Each of the following functions are activated when the appropriate check
box is checked.
Audible Notification
Show on Taskbar
Always on top
These settings allow you to determine the way your computer notifies you
of errors:
Audible Notification
A sound is played when an error occurs. Specify the .wav file to be used for
the sound by pressing the button on the right and browsing for the folder
that contains it.
Show on Taskbar
Error notification is given by displaying an icon on the task bar.
Always on top
Error notification is given by a message that is displayed on top of all other
windows that may be currently open on the desktop.
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Image
Show 3D image
Show 3D image
This displays the 3D virtual printer for monitoring the printer status. You
can select the position of the animation in reference to the Remote
Operation Panel utility, as well as the motion of the animation from Static,
Rotating, and Random.
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1.3.2
Connecting the Remote Operation Panel Utility to the Printer
The Remote Operation Panel utility can be used whenever the printer is
connected to the computer via the parallel or serial interface or through a
network interface (TCP/IP or IPX/SPX). To establish the connection to the
printer, proceed as follows:
1
Click the CONNECT button on the start-up screen.
2
On the connection wizard:
a. Click Local Printer to connect to a locally attached printer.
b. Click Network Printer to connect to a network printer.
Local Printer
Network Printer
3
Depending on the connection type you have chosen above, follow the
instructions displayed by the wizard.
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1.3.3
Menu Items
When you click the MENU button on the KM-NET Remote Operation
Panel utility, the printer menu as shown on the left appears. (This
screen is an example only, and the entire menu is not actually
displayed.) You can display current settings by clicking each item. The
contents displayed will vary depending on the optional devices installed
and whether the connection is through a network or local (through a
parallel or serial interface).
Note
If you have set a password for the Remote Operation Panel
utility, a password prompt appears. Enter your password and
click the OK button. The Menu dialog box appears.
For details on passwords, see section 1.6.2 Password for the
Printer on page 1-46.
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Paper
1.4
Paper
1.4.1
Number of Copies to be Printed
This sets the number of copies to be printed. The value set becomes the
default for the current interface. The default setting is 1.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box is displayed. Select and double click Page
control, then click Copy count.
Page control
Copy count
3
Click the ▲ or ▼ button in the combo box on the right, or directly
input the number of copies you want to set in the combo box. You can
make settings up to 999.
Copy count
4
After you have input the number of copies, click the OK button to
return to the start-up screen. The number of copies to be printed is
changed.
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Paper
1.4.2
Page Orientation
This sets the page orientation. The default setting is Portrait.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Page control,
then click Orientation. Using the radio buttons on the right, select
either Portrait or Landscape as the page orientation.
Page control
Orientation
Orientation
3
After you have selected the orientation, click the OK button to return
to the start-up screen.
4
Turn the printer’s power off and on again to make the new setting
effective.
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Paper
1.4.3
Paper Source
This sets the paper source. The default setting is the printer’s cassette
(internal tray).
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Input Tray.
Input Tray
3
Click the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen to display the available paper sources. Select the paper
source you want to set.
Current Feeder
4
After you have selected a paper source, click the OK button to return
to the start-up screen. The default paper source is changed.
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1.4.4
Paper Size
You can set the paper size for each paper source. The default is Letter size
for the U.S.A. and Canada, and A4 for all other countries.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Input Tray and
the printer’s paper sources are displayed.
Input Tray
Paper Sources
3
Select and double click Cassette 1, then click Paper Size.
Cassette 1
Paper Size
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Paper
4
Click the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen to display the available paper sizes. Select the paper size
you want to set. For paper sizes that can be fed from the printer, see
Chapter 5.
Paper Size
5
To set the paper size for the multi purpose tray, select and double
click Multi Purpose Tray and repeat the above procedure.
6
After you have selected a paper size, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The new paper size is set for the paper source.
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1.4.5
Media Type Settings for Paper Sources
You can select the media (paper) type for each paper source. The default
setting is plain.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Input Tray and
the printer’s paper source is displayed.
Input Tray
Paper Sources
3
Select and double click Multi Purpose Tray, then click Media Type.
Multi Purpose Tray
Media Type
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Paper
4
Click the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen. Select a paper type.
Media type
Refer to the following table for paper type that can be set.
Paper Type
Paper Source MP Tray
Paper Cassette
Plain
!
!
Transparency
!
"
Preprinted
!
!
Labels
!
"
Bond
!
!
Recycled
!
!
Vellum
!
"
Rough
!
!
Letterhead
!
!
Color
!
!
Prepunched
!
!
Envelope
!
"
Cardstock
!
"
Custom 1 (to 8)*
!
!
! : Can be stored
" : Cannot be stored
* This is a paper type defined and registered by the user. Up to eight types of user
settings may be defined. For details, see section 1.4.7 Setting the Weight of the
Custom Paper Type on page 1-25.
5
To make the paper type settings for the Cassette 1, select and double
click Cassette 1 and repeat the above procedure.
6
After you have selected a paper type, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The paper type for each paper source settings
are changed.
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1.4.6
Paper Source Properties
You can display information about the paper source, such as whether paper
is loaded and the maximum paper capacity.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Input Tray. The
printer’s paper sources are displayed. If the optional paper feeder is
installed, Cassette 2 is displayed under Cassette 1.
Input Tray
Paper Sources
3
Click the paper source whose properties you wish to confirm.
Indicates whether the paper
source is empty or not.
The maximum number of
pages the paper source can
accommodate.
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1.4.7
Setting the Weight of the Custom Paper Type
You can select the paper weight (thickness) of heavy, normal, or light for
each custom paper type (custom 1-8). The default setting is normal.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Media Type
and the paper types are displayed.
Media Type
3
Select and double click Custom 1, then click Weight.
Media type (Custom 1)
Paper weight
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Paper
4
Click the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen. Select a paper thickness from Normal, Heavy, and Light.
Weight
Refer to the following table for standard paper weight settings.
Paper thickness setting
Corresponding paper weight
Light
Less than 64 g/ m2
Normal (default setting)
64 to 90 g/m2 Transparency
(MP Tray only)
Heavy
Greater than 90 g/m2
Envelope (64 to 90 g/m2) [MP Tray only]
5
To make the paper thickness settings for the other custom paper
type, select and double click Custom 2 (to 8) and repeat the above
procedure.
6
After you have selected a paper thickness, click the OK button to
return to the start-up screen. The paper weight (thickness) settings
for the custom paper types are changed.
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1.5
Printer Environment
1.5.1
Setting the Print Density of the Custom Paper Type
You can set the print density for each custom paper type. You can choose
between five levels of density where 1 is the lightest and 5 is the darkest.
The default setting is 3.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Media Type
and the paper types are displayed.
Media Type
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3
Select and double click Custom 1, then click Density. Use the mouse
to move the slider on the right side of the screen to the left (light) and
right (dark).
Slider
Light
Dark
Density
4
To set the density for the other custom paper type, select and double
click Custom 2 (to 8) and repeat the above procedure.
5
After you have selected the density, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The paper source print density setting is
changed.
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1.5.2
KIR
This printer incorporates the KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement) smoothing
function. KIR uses software to enhance resolution, resulting in highquality printing. The default setting is On.
Q
With KIR Off
With KIR On
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Quality, then
click KIR mode. You can toggle the KIR mode On and Off using the
radio buttons on the right side of the screen.
Quality
KIR mode
KIR mode
3
After you have selected On or Off, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The KIR mode is changed.
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1.5.3
EcoPrint
EcoPrint allows you to reduce the amount of toner used, so that you can
save on printing costs. You can set EcoPrint mode On as follows. The
default setting is Off.
EcoPrint does not effect printing speed.
Note
With EcoPrint Off
(default)
With EcoPrint On
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Quality, then
click EcoPrint. You can toggle the EcoPrint mode On and Off using
the radio buttons on the right side of the screen.
Quality
EcoPrint
EcoPrint
3
After you have selected On or Off, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The EcoPrint mode is changed.
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1.5.4
Resolution
You can set the resolution for printing. The default setting is Fast 1200
mode.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Quality, then
click Resolution.
Quality
Resolution
3
Press the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen, and select Fast 1200 mode, 600 dpi or 300 dpi.
Resolution
4
After you have selected a resolution, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The resolution is changed.
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1.5.5
Form Feed Timeout
You can set the amount of time before the last page automatically prints
when print data ends without end of page information. The default setting
is 30 seconds.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click System.
System
3
Click Form feed timeout. Use the mouse to move the slider on the
right side of the screen to the left or right. You can set the time in 5second intervals from 0 to 495 seconds. To disable form feed timeout,
set the time to 0.
Form feed timeout
Slider
4
After you have set a time, click on the OK button to return to the
start-up screen. The form feed timeout time is changed.
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1.5.6
Sleep Mode
The printer has a sleep timer to conserve power when the printer is not
printing, processing, or receiving data. You can set On or Off of the Sleep
mode. The default setting is On. (See also section 1.5.7 Sleep Time on page
1-34.)
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click System.
System
3
Select and double click Sleep Mode Setting, then click Sleep Mode.
Use the mouse to move the slider on the right side of the screen to
the left or right. You can toggle the sleep mode On and Off using the
radio buttons on the right side of the screen.
Sleep Mode
Sleep Mode
4
After you have selected On or Off, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The sleep mode is changed.
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1.5.7
Sleep Time
The printer has a sleep timer to conserve power when the printer is not
printing, processing, or receiving data. You can adjust the timer value; that
is, the amount of time before the printer enters sleep mode in the absence
of data. The default setting is 5 minutes. (See also section 1.5.6 Sleep Mode
on page 1-33.)
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click System.
System
3
Select and double click Sleep Mode Setting, then click Sleep time.
Use the mouse to move the slider on the right side of the screen to
the left or right. You can set the time in 5-minute intervals from 0 to
240 minutes.
Sleep time
Slider
4
After you have set the time, click the OK button to return to the
start-up screen. The time interval for the sleep timer is changed.
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1.5.8
Emulation
You can set the default emulation for each of the printer’s interfaces. The
default setting is PCL.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Emulation.
The available interfaces are displayed.
Emulation
Interfaces
3
Click the interface whose emulation you want to change. The current
emulation is displayed in the pull-down menu box on the right side of
the screen.
Current emulation
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4
Click the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen, and select an emulation.
The printer emulates operation of the following printers:
•
Line printer
•
IBM Proprinter
•
DIABLO 630
•
EPSON LQ-850
•
PCL (default)
•
KPDL
•
KPDL (AUTO)
5
After you have selected an emulation, click the OK button to return
to the start-up screen.
6
Turn the printer’s power off and on again to make the new setting
effective.
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1.5.9
Serial Interface Parameters
This setting is only available if you have the optional Serial Interface
Board Kit (IB-10E) installed on your printer. You can change the baud rate,
data bits, stop bit, parity, and flow control for the serial interface. If these
settings are changed, you must also change the serial interface parameters
on your computer.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Interface
settings and Serial in that order. The serial interface items are
displayed on the screen.
Interface settings
Serial
Serial interface items
3
Click the item you want to change, then select the value you want to
set from the pull-down menu.
Bit per second
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The following table contains default value settings:
Parameter
Default value
Bit per second
9600
Data bits
8
Stop bit
1
Parity
None
Flow control
DTR, positive, and XON/
XOFF
4
After you have made settings, click the OK button to return to the
start-up screen.
5
After making the above changes, change the corresponding settings
for the serial interface on the computer. Once changes are complete,
start the Remote Operation Panel.
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1.5.10 Network Interface Card Properties
You can display information about the network interface card, such as its
version and serial number, model name, and network addresses.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Interface
settings and Network interface in that order. The network board
properties are displayed as shown in the figure.
Interface settings
Network interface
Network Interface Card
properties
3
Click on an item to display its contents on the right side of the
screen. The example below shows the screen that appears when you
click on IP address.
IP address
4
After confirming the properties, click the OK button to return to the
start-up screen.
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1.5.11 RAM Disk
RAM disk enables electronic sorting, which reduces the overall amount of
time required for printing. The default setting is Off.
Note
•
Data contained on the RAM disk is lost when the printer is reset or
the power is turned off.
•
The RAM disk is set from the printer’s user available memory. Print
speed may be slowed or insufficient memory warnings may occur, if
the RAM disk size is inappropriate, or if the print data is too complex.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click RAM disk
mode. Using the radio buttons on the right side of the screen, you
can toggle RAM disk mode On and Off.
RAM disk mode
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3
Note
Set the size of the RAM disk. Click RAM disk size. Set the size by
clicking the ▲ and ▼ buttons in the combo box on the right side of
the screen, or input the value directly into the combo box.
The maximum RAM disk value should be 9 MB less than the printer’s
total memory. The default RAM disk value is 7 MB (16 MB minus 9 MB).
When the total memory size is 21 MB or more (144 MB max.), the RAM
disk size on the Remote Operation Panel is factory-set to display 12 MB
regardless of the actual total memory, which can be set to the desired
RAM size (135 MB max) with the ▲ button.
RAM disk size
4
After making settings, click the OK button to return to the start-up
screen.
5
Turn the printer’s power off and on again to make the new setting
effective.
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1.5.12 Checking Toner Container Remain
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Consumable,
then click Toner.
The remaining amount of the toner is displayed on the right side of
the screen.
Note
When you have replaced the toner container, be sure to reset the toner
counter, otherwise the remaining amount on this tab will not be shown
correctly. For more information about resetting the toner counter, see the
note on page 3-5.
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1.5.13 Remote Operation Panel Display Language
You can select from six languages for the Remote Operation Panel message
display: English (U.S.A/U.K/Australia), French, German, Italian, Spanish
and Portuguese. The default setting is English (U.S.A).
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click System.
System
3
Click Panel language.
Panel language
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4
Click the ▼ button next to the pull-down menu on the right side of
the screen, and select a language. (German is selected in the
following example.)
Panel language
5
After you have selected a language, click the OK button to return to
the start-up screen. The screen changes to the selected display
language.
The display language is changed to German.
The language on the panel buttons automatically reflect the
language of the Windows operating system on which the Remote
Operation Panel utility is installed.
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Other Settings
1.6
1.6.1
Other Settings
Printer Properties
You can confirm items such as the printer’s serial number and the total
number of copies printed to date.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click General, and
the property items are displayed.
General
Property items
3
Click the item you want to confirm to display the contents on the
right side of the screen. Total page count was clicked to display the
following sample screen.
Total page count
Total page
4
After confirming settings, click the OK button to return to the startup screen.
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Other Settings
1.6.2
Password for the Printer
When connected to a network, you can set a password for your printer from
the Remote Operation Panel. If a password is set, you must enter the
correct password in order to change settings from the Remote Operation
Panel. However, you can print without entering the password.
A password can be an ASCII character string of up to 15 characters and is
case-sensitive. The space character is not allowed as part of the password.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Security, then
click Printer password.
Security
Printer password
3
Click the Password button. The Password settings dialog box
appears.
Password button
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Other Settings
4
Enter the password you want to set in New password. For
confirmation, enter the same password in Retype new password.
Enter the new password.
Enter the same password for confirmation.
Click the OK button. The password is set for the Remote Operation
Panel. We recommend that you record your password so that you do
not forget it. Next time you click the MENU button, a password
prompt appears as shown below. Enter your password and click the
OK button. The Menu dialog box appears.
To Change the Password
Perform the following procedure when you want to change your password
or remove the password function from the Remote Operation Panel utility.
Display the password settings screen (page 1-46) and enter your current
password in Old password. To set a new password, enter your new
password in New password and Retype new password, then click the OK
button to set the new password. To remove the password function, leave
New password and Retype new password blank, then click the OK
button.
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Other Settings
1.6.3
Printer Memory Status
You can confirm how much memory is installed and available as free
memory in the printer. You can also obtain information about the number
of the memory slot in the printer (for the FS-1010, this is 1).
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click Memory to
display the memory items.
Memory items
3
Click on Free and Total Memory to confirm the free memory and
total memory for the printer. Click on Memory slots to see the
number of the memory slots in the printer (1).
Total memory installed (MB)
Free memory within the total
memory (MB)
For Host buffer items, see the next section.
Note
4
After confirming the printer’s memory status, click the OK button to
return to the start-up screen.
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Other Settings
1.6.4
Host Buffer
Host buffer is the shared memory area in the printer’s main memory that
temporarily stores print data sent from the host computer for each
interface. The printer has three host buffers—buffer #1, buffer #2 and
buffer #3—to simultaneously handle the print data on three interfaces. The
way the host buffers receive data can be changed by selecting Host buffer
mode as described below. The size shared for the host buffers can be
adjusted by changing the value for Host buffer size.
When Host buffer mode is set to Fix, buffer #1 only stores data arriving at
the parallel interface; buffer #2 only stores data arriving at the option
interface (if installed); and buffer #3 only stores data arriving at the USB
interface. The default setting is Fix. When Host buffer mode is set to Auto,
the print data arriving from the computer is stored in whichever of the
three buffers is empty. As data begins arriving at the other interface, it is
stored in the other host buffer.
The size of each host buffer can be changed by using Host buffer size. The
factory setting is 500 kB for the total size of the three buffers and can be
changed using the PRESCRIBE FRPO H8 command (See the
Programming Manual on the CD-ROM for details). The total host buffer
size can be between 5 kB and the printer’s free memory size.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box is displayed. Select and double click Memory,
then click Host buffer mode. Using the radio buttons on the right,
select either Fix or Auto.
Memory
Host buffer mode
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Other Settings
3
Click Host buffer size. Click the ▲ or ▼ button in the combo box on
the right. You can set the total host buffer size in 10 kB unit, though
that can be increased or decreased in 1 kB increments. You can input
the host buffer size directly in the number field.
Host buffer size
4
Turn the printer’s power off and on again. The setting becomes
effective when you restart the printer.
We recommend that you leave the default settings for Host buffer mode
and Host buffer size unchanged.
Note
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Other Settings
1.6.5
Adding an Asset Number to the Printer
You can add an asset number to the printer. The asset number can only be
defined when your printer is connected to a network, and is stored by the
printer. The name and explanation are stored in the Remote Operation
Panel utility.
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Select and double click on General and
then on User defined setting.
General
User defined setting
3
Click the Asset number, and enter the asset number for that item in
the text box on the right side of the screen.
Type the asset number
Asset number
4
After making the settings, click the OK button to return to the startup screen. The settings are changed.
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1.6.6
Displaying the Resource List
When the printer is connected to a network, you can display the printer’s
resource list, including fonts, programs, macros, and/or host data.
1
Click the Resource tab.
Resource tab
2
Click the check box that corresponds to the resource you want to
display.
Font check box
3
Click the View button. A list of all items for that resource are
displayed.
View
4
After confirming, click the OK button to return to the start-up
screen.
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1.6.7
Sending PRESCRIBE Commands to the Printer
When the printer is connected to a network (TCP/IP), you can send Kyocera
Mita’s PRESCRIBE printer language by broadcasting (Broadcast). You can
also use this menu to confirm and change the printer’s internal settings,
when either in local or network connection (FRPO).
For details on PRESCRIBE commands and FRPO settings, refer to the
Programming Manual provided on the CD-ROM supplied with the printer.
Note
1
Click the MENU button on the start-up screen.
2
The Menu dialog box appears. Click Broadcast.
Broadcast
3
Click Broadcast to display the dialog box shown below.
Broadcast
FRPO
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Other Settings
Broadcast
To send PRESCRIBE commands to the printer in network (TCP/IP)
connection, enter the command in the Broadcast text box. The maximum
length for a command sequence is 256 characters. Then click the SEND
button to send the command to the printer.
FRPO
FRPO is a PRESCRIBE command that permanently changes the printer’s
internal parameters. Each parameter is represented by two letters, such as
R4 for default paper source, succeeded by FRPO, then followed by a value.
For example, FRPO R4, 1; means that the default paper source (R4) is the
printer’s cassette (1).
To confirm the current value for an FRPO parameter:
1
Enter the parameter (for example R4) in FRPO.
2
Click on GET. The current value is shown in Value.
To change the value for an FRPO parameter:
1
Follow the above procedure to display the current value in Value.
2
Erase the current value and enter the new value. For example, to
change the default paper source to the MP Tray in the above
example, enter 0 instead of 1 in Value.
3
Click SET. The value is changed.
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Chapter 2
Using the Printer
Software
2
This chapter provides basic information that let you learn how to setup the
printer and how to install the printer driver. Further detailed information
about the installation can be obtained from the printer driver’s online help.
To read the online help, click the Help button on a dialog box displayed by the
printer driver.
Note
For improvement purpose, the user interface design and functionalities of
the printer driver may vary depending on the version of the print driver. The
diagrams used throughout this chapter are only for examples.
This chapter explains the following topics:
•
•
•
•
Installing the Printer Driver
Using USB Interface
Setting Up the Default Properties
Printing from Windows Applications
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Installing the Printer Driver
2.1
Installing the Printer Driver
Note
2.1.1
If you want to use the printer as a USB printer, you should install the USB
device driver first. See section 2.1.2 Using USB Interface on page 2-9 for
instruction.
Using Perallel/Serial Interfaces
When you insert the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM supplied with
the printer into your computer, the setup screen is automatically displayed.
To install the printer driver, follow the on-screen instructions.
1
Set the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM in your computer’s
CD-ROM drive.
After a few moments, the License Agreement window opens.
Note
If this screen does not appear, click the Windows Start button and select
Run. Type the following in the Command Line text box:
[CD drive letter]:\setup
Click the OK button. After a few moments, the License Agreement
window appears.
2
Click View License Agreement. The License Agreement PDF opens.
Read the terms and conditions.
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If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer,
the following dialog box will open. Click the Yes button and install it.
3
Close the License Agreement PDF. On the previous License
Agreement window, click Accept to accept the agreement. After a
few moments, the Main Menu appears.
4
Click Install Drivers. The Kyocera Mita Setup Wizard begins. Click
the Next button.
5
In the Select a device model window, click FS-1010.
Click the Next button.
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6
In the Select a driver language window, click the language you want.
Click the Next button.
7
Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX is highlighted in the Available drivers list
box.
Click the Next button.
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8
In this window, you can choose whether you want to install TrueType
screen fonts and/or Prologue/Epilogue tab. Click the appropriate
option(s).
Click the Next button.
9
In the Device connection window, select the type of connection
between the printer and your computer.
If you want to connect to a network, contact your network
administrator.
Click the Next button.
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In the Select a device port window, select the interface you want to
10 use
for connecting to the printer.
Click the Next button.
the Select a device name window, enter a unique name for the
11 Inprinter,
if desired.
Click the Next button.
you want to use the printer as the default printer, click the Yes
12 Ifbutton.
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13 In the Begin installation window, click the Next button.
14 Click the Finish button to restart the computer.
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Confirming the Installation
After you restart the printer, follow the instructions below to make sure if
the printer driver has been installed correctly.
1
Click the Windows Start button, point Setting, and click Printers to
make sure the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon has been added to the
Printers window.
2
Right click the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon and select Properties.
The following dialog will open. Click the Details tab to make sure
the port you have selected in step 11 on page 2-6 is shown in the
Print to the following port list.
Click the OK button to close the window. Proceed to section 2.2
Setting Up the Default Properties on page 2-16 to make default
settings.
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Installing the Printer Driver
2.1.2
Using USB Interface
You can print to the printer’s USB connector if Windows 98/Me or Windows
2000 is running on your computer. You need to connect the printer to your
computer using a USB cable and install the USB Printing Support onto the
computer which is supplied by the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM.
Installing the USB Printing Support
This section explains you how to install the USB Printing Support as well
as the printer driver onto your Windows 98 computer. If you are using
Windows Me or 2000, you can use the similar procedure. Follow the
instructions displayed on the screen.
1
Turn on the computer and the printer, then insert the Kyocera Mita
Digital Library CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
2
Connect the printer and the computer using a USB cable.
3
The Windows Plug and Play function will detect the printer
automatically and the Add New Hardware Wizard will open.
Click the Next button.
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4
Select Search for the best driver for your device.
Click the Next button.
5
Select Specify a location. In the box below, enter
[CD-ROM drive letter]:\usb.
Click the Next button.
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6
The Wizard will search the directory. The following dialog box will open
when the necessary file has been found. Make sure [CD-ROM drive
letter ]:\USB\USBPRINT.INF is shown on the dialog box.
Click the Next button. The installation of USB Printing Support will
start.
7
The following dialog box will open when the installation has been
completed. The above completes installing the USB Printing
Support. Proceed to the next section.
Click the Finish button.
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Installing the Printer Driver for USB
1
Subsequently the installation of the printer driver will begin. Click
the Next button on the dialog box below.
2
Select Search for the best driver for your device.
Click the Next button.
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3
Click the Specify a location check box, then enter
[CD-ROM drive letter]:\Drivers\Multi
in the box below.
Click the Next button.
4
Click the Next button on the dialog box below.
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5
Add Printer Wizard will open. Follow the instructions shown on the
wizard and complete the installation of the printer driver.
6
Click the Windows Start button, point Setting, and click Printers to
make sure the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon has been added to the
Printers window.
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7
Right click the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon and select Properties.
The following dialog will open. Click the Details tab to make sure
USB 001 (Virtual printer port for USB) is selected for the Print to the
following port list.
Click the OK button to close the window. Proceed to the next section.
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Setting Up the Default Properties
2.2
Setting Up the Default Properties
This section explains how to set the option paper feeder and printer
description language using the Device Settings tab on the Properties
dialog box.
For more information about setting the printer, refer to the printer driver’s
online help.
Note
2.2.1
The default settings configured using the Properties dialog box will be
effective for all application software. To temporarily change the settings,
select File - Print - Properties from a Windows application. See section
2.3 Printing from Windows Applications on page 2-19.
Using the Option Paper Feeder
To configure the printer default properties, you should access the printer
Properties dialog box as follows.
1
Click the Windows Start button, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
2
Right click the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon, and click Properties.
The Properties dialog box will open. Click the Device Settings tab.
3
In the Device Options list, the Paper Feeder (cassette 1) [printer’s
cassette] is selected by default. If you have installed the option paper
feeder, check the Paper Feeder (cassette 2).
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2.2.2
Selecting the Page Description Language
Page description language (PDL) instructs the printer how to handle print
data for processing. Depending on the page description language used for
the document to print, you can select from PCL XL, PCL 5e, and KPDL
(Kyocera’s implementation of the PostScript language).
A page description language is referred to as an ‘emulation’ in Remote
Operation Panel in Chapter 1.
To configure the printer default properties, you should access the printer
Properties dialog box as follows.
1
Click the Windows Start button, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
2
Right click the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon, and click Properties.
The Properties dialog box will open. Click the Device Settings tab.
3
Click the User button. The User Settings dialog box opens.
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4
In the Page Description Language drop down list, select the
appropriate one. The available options are: PCL XL, PCL 5e, and
KPDL.
Click the OK button to close the window.
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2.3
Printing from Windows Applications
This section will discuss how to print from Windows applications using a
Microsoft Word document as an example.
Note
2.3.1
If there is paper on the MP tray, the printer always prints from the MP tray
first. To print on the paper in the other paper sources, you must remove
paper from the MP tray.
Basic Printing Task
This section will explain only the minimum task that is required to print
from Windows applications. You can select various options in the printer’s
Properties dialog box to customize your print job as explained in section
2.3.2 Setting Custom Paper Size on page 2-21 and later.
1
Note
Set the paper of the size specified in the application for the document
into the printer’s paper cassette. For details on how to set paper,
refer to the Installation Guide.
In the Remote Operation Panel utility, make sure if each paper source has
paper of the proper size. If not, set the appropriate paper into the source
(see section 1.4.4 Paper Size on page 1-20). If they have different paper,
the output may not be printed correctly.
2
Open the document you want to print. The following example shows
how to print a Word document.
3
Select Print from the File menu of Word. The Print dialog box will appear.
7
4
6
5
4
From the Name drop down list, select the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX
printer if it is not selected.
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5
Enter the page range of the document you want to print. To print the
whole document, select All.
6
Enter the number of copies, 1 to 999, you want to print in the
Number of Copies combo box.
7
Click the Properties button. The Properties dialog box opens.
8
On the Media tab, select the paper size that matches the paper size
of the document from the Page Size drop down list. The printer will
automatically switch to the paper source (the paper cassette, MP
tray, or the option paper feeder, if installed) so that the correct paper
will be used.
9
Click the OK button to close the Properties dialog box and return to
the Print dialog box.
10 Click the OK button to start printing.
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2.3.2
Setting Custom Paper Size
The printer can feed non-standard size of paper. The paper cassette can
accommodate paper whose sizes are ranging from 148 to 216 mm in width
and 210 to 297 mm in length as well as Legal size. Note the MP tray can
accommodate paper whose sizes are ranging from 70 to 216 mm in width
and 148 to 297 mm in length.
To set the custom size
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Custom button on the Media tab. The Custom Paper Sizes
dialog box appears.
3
Click the Add button. The Edit Paper Size dialog box appears.
Add button
Name settings
4
Enter a descriptive name for the custom size in Name.
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5
Note
Enter the height and width of the custom size in Size.
You can select the unit of measurement; inches or millimeters, on the
User Settings dialog box to be accessed by clicking the User button on
the Device Settings tab.
6
Click the OK button. The custom paper size is added to the
Customized Paper Sizes list.
7
Click the OK button. The Media tab is displayed again.
8
Select the Custom Size from the Page Size drop down list.
9
Click the OK button again to return to the Print dialog box.
10
Click the OK button to start printing.
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2.3.3
Advanced Media Settings
Making the Advanced Media settings allows you to activate the following
advanced printer functions.
•
Cover mode: Adds the front cover and/or the back cover to the
document.
•
Page insert: Inserts a blank or printed page before any page(s) of the
document.
•
Transparency interleaving: Inserts a blank or printed page between the
transparencies to be printed.
These functions are explained on the following pages.
Note
To use this feature, you need to change the MP tray mode from the first
mode (default) to the cassette mode. To change the MP tray’s first mode
setting, send the PRESCRIBE FRPO T0 command (!R! FRPO T0, 0;
EXIT;) to the printer from the Remote Operation Panel (section 1.6.7
Sending PRESCRIBE Commands to the Printer on page 1-53). For FRPO
commands, refer to the Programming Manual on the CD-ROM supplied
with the printer.
Cover Mode
In the Cover mode, the first cover page, or the first and back cover pages of
a document will be added to the document using the different paper from
the paper used for the body of the document. The rest of the document will
be printed on the paper specified in the Media tab. This will allow you to
add the covers of the document using special paper, for example thick
paper or colored paper, so that the printed document looks more
professional.
You can also print the first page of the document on the front cover by
checking Print Outside Cover.
Cover Mode can be used with Page Insert but not with Transparency
Interleaving.
Note
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To print the cover pages on the different paper
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Settings button on the Media tab. The Advanced Media
Settings dialog box opens.
3
Click the Cover Mode check box.
4
5
3
6
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4
To add only the front cover using different paper, click Front, or to
add both the front and back covers using different paper, click Front
and Back.
5
To print the first page on the cover, click the Print Outside Cover
check box. Note that the Print Inside Cover is not applicable for
model FS-1010.
6
Select the paper source for the cover(s) from the Source for Cover
list box. Note that thick paper, colored paper, etc., should be loaded
on the MP tray.
7
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
8
Load the paper you want to use for the cover(s) onto the paper source
specified in step 6.
9
Click the OK button to start printing.
Page Insert
With Page Insert, the printer inserts a blank or printed page before any
page(s) of the document that you specify. This function will allow you to
insert a page that can be used to clearly separate a chapter, etc., from the
previous chapter.
It is also possible to print the chapter cover page on the separate sheet.
Page Insert can be used with Cover Mode but not with Transparency
Interleaving.
Note
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To include a separator sheet in the document
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Settings button on the Media tab. The Advanced Media
Settings dialog box opens.
3
Click the Page Insert check box.
3
5
4
6
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4
Enter the page numbers before which you want to insert a page in
the Insert Before Page box. The page number range you can specify
is from 2 to 255. If you want to specify more than one page numbers,
separate them with commas. To specify a range of pages, use a
hyphen between the starting and ending numbers in the range. For
example, to insert separators before pages 5, 11, 12, 13, and 18, type
“5, 11-13, 18.”
5
Select the Print onto Front check box to print on the separators. Note
that the Print onto Back is not applicable for model FS-1010.
If you check this check box on, each separator sheet is printed with
data reflecting its position in the entire print job. For example, the
separator between pages 9 and 10 will be printed as page 10 when
you select this check box.
6
Select the paper source for the separators from the Source for Page
drop down list. Note that thick paper, colored paper, etc., should be
loaded on the MP tray.
7
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
8
Load the paper you want to use for the separator(s) onto the paper
source specified in step 6.
9
Click the OK button to start printing.
Transparency Interleaving
This function is available when the current media type is Transparency
and the source is MP Tray (see section 1.4.3 Paper Source on page 1-19). It
inserts a blank (or printed) backing sheet between the transparencies to be
printed. You can print the same content of the transparency on the backing
sheet.
Transparency Interleaving cannot be used with either Cover Mode or
Page Insert.
Note
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To insert sheets between transparencies
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Select Multi-Purpose Feeder (MP tray) from the Source list box and
Transparency from the Media Type list.
3
Click the Settings button on the Media tab. The Advanced Media
Settings dialog box opens.
4
Click the Transparency Interleaving check box.
4
6
5
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2.3.4
5
Select the source for the backing sheet from the Source for Backing
list box, for example Cassette 1.
6
Select Print onto Backing if you want the same data to be printed on
the backing sheet as on the transparency.
7
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
8
Load the paper you want to use for the backing(s) onto the paper
source specified in step 5.
9
Click the OK button to start printing.
Printing Multiple Pages per Sheet
You can print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper, in groups of 1, 2, 4,
6, 9, 12, 16, or 25 pages. You can also select the layout of the pages printed
on a sheet.
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Layout tab.
3
Select the number of pages to be printed from the Pages per Sheet
drop down list. You may select 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 16, or 25 pages. The
graphic on the left will change to reflect your selection. If you want to
add borders to each page printed on the sheet, click Print Borders.
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4
To select the relative position of each page printed on the sheet,
select an option from the Layout drop down list.
5
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
6
Click the OK button to start printing.
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2.3.5
Changing the Size of the Document
When you choose the Scaling option, both the height and width of the page
will be scaled according to the percentage selected. The range for the
scaling percentage is 20 % to 500 %.
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Layout tab.
3
Select the desired percentage from the Scaling box.
4
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
5
Click the OK button to start printing.
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2.3.6
Printing on Both Sides of Paper (Manual Duplex)
You can print on both sides of paper by using the paper cassette, or option
paper feeder if installed.
When you choose the Print Instructions check box in the Layout tab, either
of the following instruction sheets will be printed out at the start of the
duplex printing to help you to complete the print job.
Print Instructions Sheets
Although the Print Instructions check box is selected by default, we
recommend to keep this box on until you get used to the duplex print
operation. The instruction sheet to be printed will vary depending on the
binding options you have selected; Flip on Long Edge or Flip on Short
Edge.
You can use long-edge or short-edge binding combined with either
landscape or portrait printing. Use Orientation options on the Media tab to
select the page orientation as follows.
These are: (1) portrait, long-edge, (2) portrait, short-edge, (3) landscape,
long-edge, and (4) landscape, short-edge. The figure below shows these
binding setups.
(2)
(1)
Portrait,
long-edge
binding
Portrait,
short-edge
binding
(4)
(3)
Landscape,
long-edge
binding
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Landscape,
short-edge
binding
Printing from Windows Applications
To print on both sides of paper
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Select either the printer’s paper cassette or option paper feeder, if
installed, from the Source list box.
3
Click the Layout tab.
4
Select the Print on Both Sides (Manual Duplex) check box.
7
4
5
6
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5
To print the instruction sheet, click the Print Instructions check box.
6
Click Flip on Long Edge if you want to bind the output on the long
edge. Or, click Flip on Short Edge if you want to bind the output on the
short edge.
7
To set the width of the gutter, click the Gutter Settings button and
enter the desired value in the Gutter field. The width of the gutter
ranges from 5.00 to 25.4 mm or from 0.20 to 1.00 inch.
8
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
9
Click the OK button to start printing. The following message box will
appear on the screen. Wait until all the even pages are printed and
put the printed paper back into the paper source again before
clicking the OK button.
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all the even pages have been printed, take all the printed pages
10 After
including the instruction sheet out from the output tray and tap the
edges of the paper to align the sheets neatly.
Set all the sheets including the instruction sheet back into the same
paper source with the instruction sheet facing up and the arrows on
the sheet pointing toward the printer.
Nothing will be printed on the instruction sheet.
Note
Portrait, Long-edge Binding
Landscape, Short-edge Binding
Portrait, Short-edge Binding
Landscape, Long-edge Binding
Click the OK button on the Manual Duplex Instruction message box
11 shown
in step 9 above. All the odd pages will be printed.
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2.3.7
Changing the Resolution
You can set the resolution of the print job. Available options are: High
Quality (Fast 1200 mode), Proof (600 dpi), Draft (300 dpi), and Custom.
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Imaging tab.
3
Select the resolution of the print job from the Print Quality drop
down list.
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4
If you want to set Resolution, Kyocera Image Refinement, and
EcoPrint individually, choose Custom and click the
button next to
the Print Quality drop down list. Select the options you need in the
Print Quality Settings dialog box.
5
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
6
Click the OK button to start printing.
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2.3.8
Adjusting Grayscale
You can adjust the appearance of the graphic images of your printed job by
using the options under Grayscale Adjustment. The Grayscale
Adjustment options are useful if the printed graphic images are too light,
too gray, or too dark.
Text is unaffected by the Grayscale Adjustment settings.
Note
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Imaging tab.
3
To lighten or darken the graphic images, drag the Brightness slider.
4
To control the levels of gray, use the Contrast slider.
5
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
6
Click the OK button to start printing.
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2.3.9
TrueType Fonts
You can specify how TrueType fonts will be sent to the printer. Also you can
substitute a certain font in your document with a specified font. The
selected method will affect the speed at which your print job is produced
and may resolve some font printing issues.
1
Display the printer driver’s Properties dialog box from the
application software.
2
Click the Imaging tab.
3
4
3
To specify how TrueType fonts are sent to the printer, select one of
the options from TrueType Fonts:
•
Select Download TrueType fonts as outline to reduce the file size
for printing a large document, especially if it contains several
fonts or several font sizes. This is the default setting.
•
Select Download TrueType fonts as bitmap for a print job with
fewer fonts and similar font sizes, though file size will be larger.
•
Select Substitute with Device fonts if the print job contains a
font that the printer does not support or if you want to change a
font that is found throughout a large document. This selection
substitutes the old font with the desired font.
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4
If you want to substitute a font with a specified font, click Substitute
with Device fonts, click the Font Substitution button to open the
Font Substitution dialog box. In the System Fonts box, select the
font in your document. In the Available Device Fonts box, select the
font to substitute. Click the OK button to go back to the Properties
dialog box.
5
Click the OK button to return to the Print dialog box.
6
Click the OK button to start printing.
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Chapter 3
Maintenance
3
This chapter explains how to replace the toner container and how to clean
parts such as the registration roller and charger wire.
This chapter explains the following topics:
•
•
Toner Container Replacement
Cleaning
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Toner Container Replacement
3.1
Toner Container Replacement
When the printer runs low on toner, the
(toner) indicator flashes on the
operator panel. Be sure to promptly replace the toner container and clean
the inside of the printer when this message appears.
If the printer stops printing while the
toner container to continue printing.
3.1.1
(toner) indicator is lit, replace the
Toner Container Replacement Interval
Assuming an average toner coverage of 5%, with EcoPrint mode turned off
the toner container will need replacing approximately once every 6,000*
printed pages.
* In the case of a new printer in which a toner kit has been installed for
the first time, the number of copies that can be printed will be
approximately 3,000.
Toner Kit to be Used
Name:
TK-17
Description: Toner container
Wiper cloth
Plastic bag
Installation Guide
(The kit supplied with the printer only contains the toner
container and wiper cloth.)
Note
•
Be sure to distance items such as floppy disks during toner container
replacement.
•
Be sure to clean the inside of the printer when replacing the toner
container. For details, see section 3.2 Cleaning on page 3-6.
•
Use of original Kyocera Mita toner kits is highly recommended to
prevent printer trouble and ensure the long life of the printer.
3-2
Toner Container Replacement
3.1.2
Replenishing Toner
1
Open the printer’s top cover.
Top Cover
2
Pull lock lever #1 to the release (UNLOCK) position, then pull lock
lever #2 to the release (right) position.
Lock Lever #2
Lock Lever #1
3
Gently remove the old toner container. Put it in the supplied plastic
bag and dispose of it.
Plastic Bag
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Toner Container Replacement
4
Take the new toner container from the bag. Hold it with the
protective seal (orange-colored) facing up. Shake the toner container
horizontally at least 5 times. This ensures that the toner is evenly
distributed inside.
New Toner Container
5
Carefully remove the protective seal (orange-colored).
Protective Seal
6
Install the new toner container in the printer. Push firmly on the top
of the container at the positions marked PUSH HERE until you hear
it click in place.
3-4
Toner Container Replacement
7
While pushing down on the toner container, push lock lever #1 to the
lock (LOCK) position. (Lock lever #2 is automatically locked.)
UNLOCK
LOCK
UNLOCK
LOCK
Lock Lever #1
•
If the toner low indication flashes or remains lit after installing the
new toner container, take the toner container out once, shake it well,
then install again.
•
After you have replaced the toner container, be sure to reset the toner
counter. Next time you turn on the power to the printer, keep pushing
the
key until the Ready indicator lights up.
Note
3-5
Cleaning
3.2
Cleaning
To avoid print quality problems, the interior of the printer must be cleaned
with every toner container replacement.
Cleaning should be done from time to time to avoid print quality
problems.
Note
3.2.1
Printer Interior
To avoid print quality problems due to paper dust and debris, clean the
interior of the printer in the following manner.
1
Open the printer’s top and front covers.
Top Cover
Front Cover
2
Lift the process unit together with the toner container out of the
printer.
The drum in the process unit is sensitive to light. Never expose the drum
even to normal office lighting (500 lux) for more than five minutes.
Note
Process Unit
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Cleaning
Never stand the process unit on end.
Note
NO
3
Use the supplied wiper cloth to clean dust and dirt away from the
registration roller (metal).
Transfer Roller
Registration Roller
While cleaning, be careful to avoid touching the transfer roller (the black
roller).
Note
4
Slide the charger cleaner knob (green-colored) back and forth 2 to 3
times, then return it to its CLEANER HOME POSITION
.
Charger Cleaner Knob
After cleaning, make sure you restore the charger cleaner to its home
position.
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Cleaning
Note
If the charger cleaner knob is not restored to its home position (marked
CLEANER HOME POSITION
), a black band will print along the length
of the page the next time you use the printer.
5
After cleaning is done, put the process unit back in the printer. To do
so, carefully align the guides at both ends of the process unit with
the slots in the printer.
Process Unit
6
Close the front cover.
Front Cover
7
Close the top cover by pressing down on the front left and right
corners of the top cover.
Top Cover
3-8
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
4
This chapter explains how to handle printer problems that may occur. If a
problem cannot be corrected, contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
This chapter explains the following topics:
•
•
•
•
General Guide
Print Quality Problems
Indicators
Correcting a Paper Jam
4-1
General Guide
4.1
General Guide
There are quite a few printer problems which may be corrected by the user.
This section explains how to correct these problems.
If some kind of printer problem should occur, check the following before
concluding the printer is broken.
Symptom
The printer will not
print from the
computer.
Check Items
Check the
indicator.
Check if status page can
be printed.
Corrective Action
Off
Look through the items below and check
anything that seems appropriate.
Flashing
Rapid flashing: An error has occurred. For
details on error warnings and remedies, see
section 4.3 Indicators on page 4-5.
Flickering: The printer is offline. Pressing the
key switches the printer to online status.
Lit
See the appropriate item below.
Status page
can be
printed.
There may be a problem with the computer’s
connection to the network. Also, look through
the items below and check anything that
seems relevant.
Print quality is not good.
See section 4.2 Print Quality Problems on
page 4-3.
Paper is jammed.
See section 4.4 Correcting a Paper Jam on
page 4-14.
Nothing lights on the
operator panel even
when power is turned
on and the fan makes
no noise.
Check that the power cord is properly
plugged into the power outlet.
The printer prints a
status page, but data
from the computer is
not being printed
normally.
Check the interface cable.
Connect both ends of the interface cable
securely. Try replacing the printer cable. For
details on the parallel interface for this
printer, see Appendix C.
Check program files and application
software.
Try printing another file or using another
print command. If the problem occurs only
with a specific file or application, check the
printer settings for that application.
Turn off the printer’s power, plug in the power
cord securely, and try turning on the printer’s
power again.
Check that the power switch is really in the ON ( | ) position.
If you still cannot correct a printer problem even after checking the above,
please contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
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Print Quality Problems
4.2
Print Quality Problems
As the following table shows, there are many possible causes of print
quality problems, such as blank output as. The troubleshooting procedure
for each type of problem is explained below. If you still can not solve the
problem, contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
Printed Results
Corrective Action
All-black printout
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
Dropouts, horizontal streaks, stray dots
Clean the charger wire.
Open the printer’s top and front covers. Remove the
process unit from the printer and slide the charger knob
back and forth to clean the charger wire.
(See Chapter 3)
Black or white vertical streaks
Check the operator panel.
When the
(toner) indicator flashes, install a new
toner kit. Clean the printer after replacement.
(See Chapter 3)
Clean the charger wire.
Open the printer’s top and front covers. Remove the
process unit from the printer and slide the charger knob
back and forth to clean the charger wire.
(See Chapter 3)
Check the position of the charger cleaner knob
Open the printer’s top and front covers. Remove the
process unit from the printer. Make sure the charger
cleaner knob is restored to its home position.
(See Chapter 3)
(Continued on next page)
4-3
Print Quality Problems
Printed Results
Corrective Action
Faint or blurred printing
Check the EcoPrint setting. (See Chapter 1)
When this setting is On, switch it to Off on the Remote
Operation Panel. (See Chapter 1)
Confirm the
(toner) indicator.
If the
(toner) indicator flashes, install a new toner
kit. (See Chapter 3)
Clean the charger wire.
Open the printer’s top and front covers. Remove the
process unit from the printer and slide the charger knob
back and forth to clean the charger wire.
(See Chapter 3)
Try setting the thin paper mode.
Set the paper type to Thin in the Remote Operation
Panel utility. (See Chapter 1)
Grey background.
Check the operator panel.
When the
(toner) indicator flashes, install a new
toner kit. (See Chapter 3)
Check the process unit.
Open the printer’s top cover and front cover, then check
that the process unit is properly installed.
Dirt on the top edge or back of the paper
Check the transfer roller.
Open the printer’s top and front covers. Remove the
process unit from the printer and check whether the
transfer roller is dirty. If so, print several pages to
eliminate the dirt.
Check the registration roller.
Open the printer’s top and front covers. Remove the
process unit from the printer and check whether the
registration roller is soiled with toner. If so, wipe it clean
using the supplied wiper cloth.
Characters out of position.
Check the file or program.
Check whether the problem is being caused by a
PRESCRIBE command error. If the problem occurs only
with a specific file or program, the most likely cause is an
error in a parameter to a command or command syntax.
Check the paper size setting.
Check that the paper size set in the paper source and the
paper size set on the Remote Operation Panel are the
same. (See section 1.4.4 Paper Size on page 1-20 and
Chapter 5)
4-4
Indicators
4.3
Indicators
There are four indicators on the printer’s operator panel. These light, flash,
and turn off in combination to indicate the printer’s current status. This
section explains the indicators on the operator panel and the appropriate
corrective action to take in each case.
Indicator displays can be classified into three categories: maintenance,
errors, and normal. In the following table, indicators are shown to be lit,
flashing, or off. Further, flashing is divided into two speeds, fast and slow.
Lit
Red/Green
Fast Flashing
Red/Green
Slow flashing
Red/Green
Off
Grey
By using the Remote Operation Panel utility, you can monitor the printer’s
status from the computer. When a printer error occurs, the error message
is displayed on the computer’s screen. The Remote Operation Panel’s
display is described in the following tables.
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Indicators
4.3.1
Maintenance Messages
The following table lists error messages that can be dealt with by the user.
Read the explanations carefully.
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
Add paper <paper source>
The paper has run out. Add paper to the paper
cassette (1 or 2) or MP tray.
The paper source is displayed in the Remote
Operation Panel.
The paper cassette is not closed securely.
Close the paper cassette properly.
Close
top cover
The top or front cover is open.
Close the cover properly.
Load Cassette #
<paper size><paper type>
There is data for printing that matches with a
paper cassette setting (paper size, paper type), but
there is no paper in the paper cassette.
Set paper of the size and type specified in the print
data into the cassette (1 or 2) to resume printing.
When you want to feed from a other paper source,
press the
key to switch the paper source. The
printer prints on the paper size and type set in that
particular paper source.
Load MP tray
<paper size><paper type>
The cassette paper size and data paper size are not
the same.
The printer feeds from the MP Tray when the page
in the paper cassette is a different size and type
than that specified in the print data. Set paper of
the size and type specified in the print data into the
MP tray, then press the
key to resume printing.
When you want to feed from a source other than the
MP tray, make sure there is no paper in the MP
tray, then press the
key to switch the paper
source. The printer prints on the paper size set in
that particular paper source.
Note
Feeding the paper having a paper size
which does not match the current paper
size from the MP tray can cause paper jam.
Open the printer and clear the paper jam.
The location of the paper jam is also indicated in
place of #’s.
For details on how to clear paper jams, see section
4.4 Correcting a Paper Jam on page 4-14.
Paper jam
############
(Continued on next page)
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Indicators
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
Paper path error
There is no cassette in the feeder, or the cassette is
not inserted properly.
After reinserting the paper cassette, you should be
able to print.
Replace toner
TK-17
There is no more toner in the toner container.
The printer has stopped because there is no more
toner. Replace with a new toner kit. After replacing,
be sure to clean the printer. (See Chapter 3)
Set paper
Press GO
There is no paper in the MP tray.
Add paper to the tray. Press the
printing.
Note
key to resume
Feeding the paper having a paper size
which does not match the current paper
size from the MP tray can cause paper jam.
Toner low
TK-17
There is not enough toner inside the toner
container.
Promptly replace with a new toner as the printer
will stop printing before long. Clean the printer
after replacement. (See Chapter 3)
(No indication patterns
available)
Warning
image adapt
The print job cannot be done at current resolution
because there is not enough internal memory.
Try adding memory or changing resolution.
(No indication patterns
available)
Warning
low memory
The printer’s memory is running low because of the
number of downloaded fonts and macros.
Print a status page to see how much user memory is
left and try deleting unnecessary fonts and macros.
Warning waste
toner box
The waste toner reservoir is almost full.
The waste toner reservoir will become full and the
printer will stop printing.
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
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Indicators
4.3.2
Errors Requiring Service Personnel Attention
When the following errors occur, turn off your printer, remove the plug
from the AC outlet, and contact your Kyocera Mita dealer. The indicators
are shown in two different states, according to the way they alternate.
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
(None)
Main motor error (“2000”error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
Scanner motor error (“4000” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
Scanner pin-photo error (“4200” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
Eraser error (“5300” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(Continued on next page)
4-8
Indicators
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
(None)
Fuser error (“6000” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
The waste toner reservoir is full (“7980” error)
Turn off the printer’s power and remove the process
unit from the printer. Gently shake the process unit
horizontally a few times, then reinstall it into the
printer. Turn on the printer’s power. If this error
message does not disappear, contact your Kyocera
Mita dealer (less than 100,000 pages printing).
(None)
The waste toner reservoir is full (“7990” error)
Same as above (100,000 pages printing or more).
(None)
Controller check sum error (“F010” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
Controller RAM read/write error (“F020” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(Continued on next page)
4-9
Indicators
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
(None)
Controller system error (“F030” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
Communication error (“F040” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
(None)
Engine ROM check sum error (“F050” error)
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
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Indicators
4.3.3
Error Messages
With the following errors, printing continues when you press the printer’s
key. You can confirm these errors by printing a status page. (See pages
1-4 and 1-5.)
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
File not found
Press GO
The specified file is not found.
Press the
key to resume printing. You can abondon printing
by pressing the
key.
KPDL Error
Press GO
Current print processing cannot continue.
Press the
key to resume printing. You can abandon printing
by pressing the
key.
MemoryCard err##
Press GO
An error has occurred during access to the memory card using the
PRESCRIBE RWER command or from the Remote Operation
Panel.
Look at the error code given in place of ## and refer to the
corresponding description given below.
04 :The capacity of the memory card is insufficient. Clean up
files.
05 :Specified file not on memory card.
06 :No memory for use by memory card. Expand printer memory.
Press the
key to resume printing. You can abandon printing
by pressing the
key.
Memory overflow
Press GO
Printing cannot continue because there is not enough memory.
Try adding more memory. Press the
key to resume printing.
You can abandon printing by pressing the
key.
Print overrun
Press GO
Current print processing cannot continue due to complex data.
The data transferred to the printer was too complex to print on a
page. Press the
key to print data as far as it was stored. You
can abandon printing by the
key.
Note
RAM DISK error ##
Press GO
To release the page protect mode, send the following
command to the printer from the Remote Operation
Panel after this error occurs:
!R! FRPO R5, 1; EXIT;
Check the error code displayed in ## and refer to the appropriate
description below.
01: Abnormal format. Try turning the power off and on again.
02: RAM disk mode is Off. Turn RAM disk mode On.
04: No disk space. Clean up files.
05: Specified file is not on disk.
06: No memory for use by disk system. Expand printer memory.
(Continued on next page)
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Indicators
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Corrective Action
Memory card err20
The printer has halted because you attempted to insert/remove a
memory card into/from the printer slot while the printer power is
on.
Turn the power switch off and then on to restart the printer.
Make sure to turn the printer power off before inserting/
removing a memory card.
Note
(No indication
patterns available)
Format error
Memory card
This message appears when the printer is in the ready state and
the memory card is not formatted, and therefore cannot be read or
written.
Format the memory card.
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Indicators
4.3.4
Normal Indicator Display
The following displays appear during normal printer operation.
Indicator
Remote Operation
Panel display
Description
Cancelling data
Data inside the printer is being canceled.
The indicators light in sequence from the top, then
go off in sequence from the bottom. This process is
repeated twice.
When the printer is switched on for the first time
after the toner container is installed, (Adding
toner) also appears.
Please wait
The printer is warming up and is not ready to print.
The indicators light in sequence twice from top to
bottom.
When the printer is switched on for the first time
after the toner container is installed, (Adding
toner) also appears.
Processing
The printer is receiving data.
Processing
The printer is processing data.
Waiting
The printer is waiting for the end-of-job command
before printing the last page. Pressing the
key
allows you to obtain the last page immediately.
Form Feed Timeout
The printer is printing the last page after a waiting
period.
Ready
The printer is ready to print.
The printer is offline. The printer stores but does
not print received data.
The printer is in sleep mode. The
indicator
flashes at 5-second intervals and all other
indicators go off. The printer wakes from Sleep
mode whenever a key on the operator panel is
pressed, the cover is opened or closed, or data is
received. The printer then warms up and goes
online. (You can set the amount of time before the
printer enters sleep mode from the Remote
Operation Panel utility.)
Sleeping
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Correcting a Paper Jam
4.4
Correcting a Paper Jam
This section describes how to remove paper when it jams in the printer.
The printer will stop whenever paper jams in the printer or paper is not fed
from a paper cassette. The printer will go offline and
(paper jam)
indicator will light in the operator panel. When a jam occurs, check the
points indicated in the following and clear the jam as indicated.
If paper jams occur frequently, try using a different type of paper, replace
with paper from another ream, turn the stack of paper over, or turn the
paper the other way around. Read the information in Chapter 5. Also, look
for tiny pieces of paper that may have been torn apart and overlooked
when the jammed paper was removed.
If you cannot solve the problem by changing the paper, there may be a
problem with the printer. Call a service person.
•
When pulling the paper, pull it gently so as not to tear it. Torn pieces
of paper are difficult to remove and may be easily overlooked,
deterring the jam recovery.
•
Depending on where the jam occurred, the printer may or may not
reprint the jammed page.
Note
4.4.1
Jam at the Face-down and Face-up Trays
When paper is fed part way out into the tray, pull the paper out the rest of
the way by hand. Open and close the printer’s top cover to clear the error.
The printer then automatically warms up and resumes printing.
Face-up Tray
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Correcting a Paper Jam
4.4.2
Jam at the Paper Cassette
Pull out the paper cassette and remove any partially fed paper, then reclose the paper cassette. Open and close the printer’s top cover to clear the
error. The printer then automatically warms up and resumes printing.
Follow the same steps for clearing the jammed paper at the option paper
feeder’s paper cassette.
Paper Feeder
(Option)
Paper Cassette
4.4.3
Paper Feeder’s Paper Cassette
Jam Inside the Printer
When a paper jam occurs inside the printer, clear it using the following
procedure.
1
Open the printer’s top and front covers.
Top Cover
Front Cover
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Correcting a Paper Jam
2
Remove the process unit from the printer as shown in the figure.
Process Unit
3
Remove the jammed paper from the printer as shown in the figure.
When the jammed paper appears to be pinched by rollers, pull it along
the normal paper running direction.
Note
4
After you have removed the jammed paper, put the process unit back
into the printer.
5
Close the printer’s front cover and top cover. The printer then
automatically warms up and resumes printing.
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Chapter 5
Paper Selection
5
This chapter explains the following topics:
•
•
•
•
General Guidelines
Selecting the Right Paper
Special Paper
Paper Type
5-1
General Guidelines
5.1
General Guidelines
The printer is designed to print on high-quality copier bond paper (the kind
used in ordinary dry copier machines), but it can also accept a variety of
other types of paper within the limits specified below.
The manufacturer assumes no liability for problems that occur when
paper not satisfying these requirements is used.
Note
5.1.1
Selection of the right paper is important. Using the wrong paper can result
in paper jams, misfeeding, curling, poor print quality, and paper waste, and
in extreme cases can damage the printer. The guidelines given below will
increase the productivity of your office by ensuring efficient, trouble-free
printing and reducing wear and tear on the printer.
Paper Availability
Most types of paper are compatible with a variety of machines. Paper
intended for xerographic copiers can also be used with the printer.
There are three general grades of paper: economy, standard, and premium.
The most significant difference between grades is the ease with which they
pass through the printer. This is affected by the smoothness, size, and
moisture content of the paper, and the way in which the paper is cut. The
higher the grade of paper you use, the less risk there will be of paper jams
and other problems, and the higher the level of quality your printed output
will reflect.
Differences between paper from different suppliers can also affect the
printer’s performance. A high-quality printer cannot produce high-quality
results when the wrong paper is used. Low-priced paper is not economical
in the long run if it causes printing problems.
Paper in each grade is available in a range of basis weights (defined later).
The traditional standard weights are 16, 20, and 28 pounds (60 to 105 g/m2).
5.1.2
Paper Specifications
The following table summarizes the basic paper specifications. Details are
given on the following pages.
Table 5.1 Specifications
Item
Specification
Weight
Cassette : 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb/ream)
MP tray : 60 to 163 g/m2 (16 to 43 lb/ream)
Thickness
0.086 to 0.110 mm (3.4 to 4.3 mils)
Dimensional accuracy
±0.7 mm (±0.0276 inches)
Squareness of corners
90° ±0.2°
Moisture content
4% to 6%
Direction of grain
Long grain
Pulp content
80% or more
5-2
Selecting the Right Paper
5.2
Selecting the Right Paper
Laser printing is a process involving laser light, electrostatic discharge,
toner, and heat. In addition, as the paper passes through the printer it
undergoes considerable sliding, bending, and twisting motions. A highquality printing paper matching the printer’s requirements withstands all
these stresses, enabling the printer to turn out clean, crisp printed copies
consistently.
Remember that all paper is not the same. Some of the factors to consider
when selecting paper for the printer are as follows:
Condition of the Paper
Avoid using paper that is bent at the edges, curled, dirty, torn, embossed, or
contaminated with lint, clay, or paper shreds.
Use of paper in these conditions can lead to illegible printing, misfeeding,
and paper jams, and can shorten the life of the printer. In particular, avoid
using paper with a surface coating or other surface treatment. The paper
should have as smooth and even a surface as possible.
Composition
Do not use paper that has been coated or surface-treated and contains
plastic or carbon. The heat of fusing can cause such paper to give off
harmful fumes.
Bond paper should contain at least 80% pulp. Not more than 20% of the
total paper content should consist of cotton or other fibers.
5-3
Selecting the Right Paper
Paper Size
Cassettes and an MP tray are available for the paper sizes listed in
Table 5.2. The dimensional tolerances are ±0.7 mm (±0.0276 inches) for the
length and width. The angle at the corners must be 90° ±0.2°.
Table 5.2 Paper Sizes for Paper Feeding
Multi-Purpose tray
Size
Cassette or multi-purpose tray
Size
Monarch
3-7/8 × 7-1/2 inches
8-1/2 × 14 inches
Business
4-1/8 × 9-1/2 inches
Legal (Not available with the
MP tray)
ISO DL
11 × 22 cm
Letter
8-1/2 × 11 inches
ISO C5
16.2 × 22.9 cm
ISO A4
210 × 297 mm
ISO B5
17.6 × 25 cm
ISO A5
148 × 210 mm
Executive
7-1/4 × 10-1/2 inches
JIS B5
182 × 257 mm
Commercial 9
3-7/8 × 8-7/8 inches
Custom
Cassette:
148 to 216 mm × 210 to 297 mm,
and Legal
(5-13/16 to 8-1/2 inches × 8-1/4 to
11-11/16 inches)
Commercial 6-3/4
3-5/8 × 6-1/2 inches
ISO A6
105 × 148 mm
JIS B6
128 × 182 mm
Oficio II
8-1/2 × 13 inches
Statement
5-1/2 × 8-1/2 inches
Hagaki
100 × 148 mm
Ofuku-Hagaki
148 × 200 mm
Youkei 2
114 × 162 mm
Youkei 4
105 × 235 mm
MP tray:
70 to 216 mm × 148 to 297 mm
(2-13/16 to 8-1/2 inches ×
5-13/16 to 11-11/16 inches)
Other sizes of paper can be fed manually. The minimum size paper for
manual feed is 70 × 148 mm (2-13/16 × 5-13/16 inches), fed lengthwise.
The maximum size is 216 × 297 mm (8-1/2 × 11-11/16 inches).
Smoothness
The paper should have a smooth, uncoated surface. Paper with a rough or
sandy surface can cause voids in the printed output. Paper that is too
smooth, however, can cause multiple feeding and fogging problems.
(Fogging is a gray background effect.)
Basis Weight
Basis weight is the weight of a standard quantity of paper. In the
traditional system the standard quantity is a ream consisting of 500 sheets
measuring 17 × 22 inches each. In the metric system the standard quantity
is 1 square meter.
Paper that is too light or too heavy can cause misfeeding, jams, and
premature wear of the printer. Uneven paper weight can cause multiple
feeds, print defects, poor toner fusing, blurring, and other print quality
problems. The proper weight is 60 to 105 g/m2 for the paper cassette, and
60 to 163 g/m2 for the MP tray.
5-4
Selecting the Right Paper
Thickness (Caliper)
Thick paper is referred to as high-caliper paper and thin paper as lowcaliper paper. The paper used with the printer should be neither extremely
thick nor extremely thin. If you are having problems with paper jams,
multiple feeds, and faint printing, the paper you are using may be too thin.
If you are having problems with paper jams and blurred printing the paper
may be too thick. The proper thickness is 0.086 to 0.110 mm (3.4 to 4.3
mils).
Moisture Content
Moisture content is defined as the percent ratio of moisture to the dry mass
of the paper. Moisture can affect the paper’s appearance, feedability, curl,
electrostatic properties, and toner fusing characteristics.
The moisture content of the paper varies with the relative humidity in the
room. When the relative humidity is high and the paper absorbs moisture,
the paper edges expand, becoming wavy in appearance. When the relative
humidity is low and the paper loses moisture, the edges shrink and
tighten, and print contrast may suffer.
Wavy or tight edges can cause misfeeding and alignment anomalies. The
moisture content of the paper should be 4 to 6%.
To ensure the proper moisture content it is important to store the paper in
a controlled environment. Some tips on moisture control are:
•
Store paper in a cool, dry location.
•
Keep the paper in its wrapping as long as possible. Rewrap paper that
is not in use.
•
Store paper in its original carton. Place a pallet etc. under the carton to
separate it from the floor.
•
After removing paper from storage, let it stand in the same room as the
printer for 48 hours before use.
•
Avoid leaving paper where it is exposed to heat, sunlight, or damp.
Paper Grain
When paper is manufactured, it is cut into sheets with the grain running
parallel to the length (long grain) or parallel to the width (short grain).
Short grain paper can cause feeding problems in the printer. All paper used
in the printer should be long grain.
5-5
Selecting the Right Paper
Other Paper Properties
Porosity: Refers to the density of the paper structure; that is, to how openly
or compactly the fibers are bonded.
Stiffness: Limp paper can buckle inside the printer, while paper that is too
stiff may bind. Either way the result is a paper jam.
Curl: Most paper has a natural tendency to curl in one direction. The paper
should be loaded so that the natural curl is downward, to counteract the
upward curl imparted by the printer. Printed sheets will then come out flat.
Most paper also has a top and bottom surface. Loading instructions are
usually given on the paper package.
Note
If the paper is considerably curled in one direction, e.g. when the paper
was used to print on one side, try to roll the paper in the opposite
direction to counteract the curl. Printed sheets will then come out flat.
Electrostatic properties: During the printing process the paper is
electrostatically charged to attract the toner. The paper must be able to
release this charge so that printed sheets do not cling together in the
output tray.
Whiteness: The contrast of the printed page depends on the whiteness of
the paper. Whiter paper provides a sharper, brighter appearance.
Quality control: Uneven sheet size, corners that are not square, ragged
edges, welded (uncut) sheets, and crushed edges and corners can cause the
printer to malfunction in various ways. A quality paper supplier should
take considerable care to ensure that these problems do not occur.
Packaging: Paper should be packed in a sturdy carton to protect it from
damage during transport. Quality paper obtained from a reputable
supplier is usually properly packaged.
5-6
Special Paper
5.3
Special Paper
The following types of special paper can be used:
•
Transparency (overhead projection film)
•
Adhesive-backed label paper
•
Envelopes
•
Colored paper
•
Preprinted paper
•
Recycled paper
Use paper that is sold specifically for use with copiers (heat-fusing type).
Transparency, label paper, and envelopes should not be placed in the paper
cassette; they must be fed from the MP tray and delivered in the face up
stack.
Since the composition and quality of special paper vary considerably,
special paper is more likely than white bond paper to give trouble during
printing. No liability will be assumed if moisture and so forth given off
during printing on special paper causes harm to the machine or operator.
Before purchasing any type of special paper, test a sample on the printer
and check that printing quality is satisfactory.
Note
Specifications for each type of special paper are given below.
5.3.1
Transparency (overhead projection film)
Transparency must be able to withstand the heat of fusing during the
printing process. It should satisfy the conditions in Table 5.3.
Table 5.3 Transparency Specifications
Item
Specification
Tolerance of heat
Must tolerate at least 190°C (374°F)
Thickness
0.100 to 0.110 mm (3.9 to 4.3 mils)
Material
Polyester
Dimensional accuracy
±0.7 mm (±0.0276 in)
Squareness of corners
90° ± 0.2°
To avoid trouble, transparency must be delivered face-up.
If transparency jams frequently, pull the top of the sheet very gently as it
leaves the printer.
5-7
Special Paper
5.3.2
Adhesive-Backed Labels
The basic rule for printing on adhesive labels is that the adhesive must
never come into contact with any part of the printer. Adhesive paper
sticking to the drum or rollers will damage the printer.
Label paper must be manually fed.
Label paper has a structure comprising three layers, as shown in Table 5.1
on page 5-2. The top sheet is printed on. The adhesive layer consists of
pressure-sensitive adhesives. The carrier sheet (also called the linear or
backing sheet) holds the labels until use. Due to the complexity of its
composition, adhesive-backed label paper is particularly likely to give
trouble in printing.
Top sheet (white bond paper)
Adhesive
Carrier sheet
Figure 5.1 Adhesive-backed label
Adhesive label paper must be entirely covered by its top sheet, with no
spaces between the individual labels. Labels with spaces in between are
apt to peel off, causing serious paper jam problems.
Some label paper is manufactured with an extra margin of top sheet
around the edge. Do not remove the extra top sheet from the carrier sheet
until after printing is finished.
Acceptable
Unacceptable
Top sheet
Carrier sheet
Figure 5.2 Label arrangement
5-8
Special Paper
Table 5.4 lists the specifications for adhesive label paper.
Table 5.4 Adhesive Label Specifications
Item
Specification
Weight of top sheet
44 to 74 g/m2 (12 to 20 lb/ream)
Composite weight
104 to 151 g/m2 (28 to 40 lb/ream)
Thickness of top sheet
0.086 to 0.107 mm (3.9 to 4.2 mils)
Composite thickness
0.115 to 0.145 mm (4.5 to 5.7 mils)
Moisture content
4 to 6% (composite)
Envelopes
The printer can print on envelopes using paper with a basis weight of 60 to
79 g/m2 (16 to 21 lb/ream). Envelopes must be manually fed.
An envelope is a more complex object than a single sheet of paper. For this
reason, it may not be possible to obtain consistent printing quality over the
entire envelope surface.
Many envelopes have a diagonal grain orientation. (See Paper Grain on
page 5-5.) This orientation is more likely to wrinkle and crease on its way
through the printer. Before purchasing envelopes for use with the printer,
test a sample to verify the envelope’s suitability.
Do not use envelopes that have an encapsulated liquid adhesive.
Avoid long printing runs consisting of envelopes only. Extensive envelope
printing can cause premature printer wear.
To avoid jamming due to curled envelopes, do not leave more than
approximately 10 printed envelopes stacked in the paper trays during
multiple envelope printing.
Colored Paper
Colored paper should satisfy the same conditions as white bond paper,
listed in Table 5.1 on page 5-2. In addition, the pigments used in the paper
must be able to withstand the heat of fusing during the printing process
(up to 200°C or 392°F).
Preprinted Paper
Preprinted paper should have a bond paper base. The preprinted ink must
be able to withstand the heat of fusing during the printing process, and
must not be affected by silicone oil.
Do not use paper with any kind of surface treatment, such as the type of
paper commonly used for calendars.
5-9
Special Paper
Recycled Paper
Select recycled paper that meets the same specifications as the white bond
paper (see Table 5.1 on page 5-2) except whiteness.
Before purchasing recycled paper, test a sample on the printer and check
that the printing quality is satisfactory.
Note
5-10
Paper Type
5.4
Paper Type
The printer is capable of printing under the optimum setting for the type of
paper being used.
Setting the paper type for the paper source by using the Remote Operation
Panel utility will cause the printer to automatically select the paper source
and print in the mode best suited to that type of paper.
A different paper type setting can be made for each paper source including
the MP tray. Not only can preset paper types be selected, but it is also
possible for you to define and select customized paper types. See section
1.4.7 Setting the Weight of the Custom Paper Type on page 1-25.
The following types of paper can be set.
Table 5.5 Paper Type
Paper Type
Paper Source MP Tray
Paper Cassette
Paper Weight
Plain
!
!
Normal
Transparency
!
"
Heavy (Thick)
Preprinted
!
!
Normal
Labels
!
"
Normal
Bond
!
!
Normal
Recycled
!
!
Normal
Vellum
!
"
Light (Thin)
Rough
!
!
Normal
Letterhead
!
!
Normal
Color
!
!
Normal
Prepunched
!
!
Normal
Envelope
!
"
Normal
Cardstock
!
"
Heavy
Custom 1 (to 8)*
!
!
! : Can be stored
*
Normal
" : Cannot be stored
This is a paper type defined and registered by the user. Up to eight types of user settings may
be defined. For details, see section 1.4.7 Setting the Weight of the Custom Paper Type on
page 1-25.
5-11
Appendix A
Fonts
A
This chapter describes the types of fonts you can use with the printer.
This appendix explains the following topics:
•
•
Internal Fonts
List of Fonts
A-1
Internal Fonts
A.1
Internal Fonts
A font is a set of characters of a particular design. The design is referred to
as a typeface. Several characteristics identify a font. These include the code
set (for details on code sets, please read the Programming Manual provided
on the CD-ROM supplied with the printer), spacing, pitch, height, style,
stroke weight, and typeface family.
The printer comes with 80 preinstalled PCL/PS compatible fonts and a line
printer bitmap font. Fonts may also be downloaded to the printer’s memory.
These are referred to as downloadable or soft fonts. The printer accepts as
many downloadable fonts as its user available memory permits.
A-2
List of Fonts
A.2
List of Fonts
This section contains a full list of the printer’s internal fonts. You can
confirm the fonts if the printer is connected to a network. See section 1.6.6
Displaying the Resource List on page 1-52.
A.2.1 Internal Scalable and Bitmap Fonts and KPDL Fonts
Font
number
Font samples
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
A-3
List of Fonts
Font
number
Font samples
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
A-4
List of Fonts
Font
number
Font samples
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
A-5
List of Fonts
Font
KPDL Fonts ( 1 )
A-6
List of Fonts
Font
KPDL Fonts ( 2 )
A-7
Appendix B
Options
B
This appendix explains available options, how to expand the printer’s
memory, and also how to install the memory card and the network interface
card.
•
•
•
•
Available Options
Expansion Memory Installation
Memory (CompactFlash) Card
Network Interface Card
B-1
Available Options
B.1
Available Options
The following options are available for the printer:
Either the network interface card or the serial interface board can be
installed in the printer.
Note
PF-17 Paper Feeder
IB-10E Serial Interface Board Kit
Network Interface Card
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer for information on purchasing the
network interface card that is best suited for use with this printer.
Only network interface cards operating on DC 3.3 V can be used in this
printer.
Caution
Memory (CompactFlash) Card
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer for information on purchasing the
memory card that is best suited for use with this printer.
B-2
Expansion Memory Installation
B.2
Expansion Memory Installation
This appendix begins by explaining how to install a DIMM (dual in-line
memory module) on the main circuit board.
The FS-1010 comes supplied with 16 MB of memory installed. A slot is
provided for expanding the memory in your printer so that more complex
printing can be done, as well as increasing the printing speed. By installing
optional DIMM into your printer, the memory in the FS-1010 can be
increased to a maximum of 144 MB.
•
The expansion memory should be installed only by a Kyocera Mita
authorized dealer or Kyocera Mita certified technician. Kyocera Mita
shall not be liable for damage due to improper installation of the
expansion memory.
•
The following instructions are intended for the technician only.
Note
Notes on Handling the Main Circuit Board and DIMM
Protect the electronics by taking these precautions:
•
Before touching a DIMM, touch a water pipe or other large metal object
to discharge yourself of static electricity. While doing the work, it is
recommended that you wear an antistatic wrist strap.
•
Touch the main circuit board and DIMM only by the edges.
YES
NO
B-3
Expansion Memory Installation
DIMM to be used
Contact your Kyocera Mita dealer for information on purchasing the
DIMM that are best suited for use with this printer.
Either an 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, or 128 MB DIMM can be used for
memory expansion.
Installing the DIMM
Insert the DIMM into the socket as follows:
1
Turn the printer’s power off, then unplug the printer’s power cable
and disconnect the printer from the host computer.
2
Remove the screw from the rear of the printer.
3
Remove the side cover as shown in the figure.
Side Cover
B-4
Expansion Memory Installation
After removing the side cover, you can see the DIMM socket on top of
the main circuit board.
DIMM socket
4
Remove the DIMM from its package.
5
Open the clips on both ends of the DIMM socket.
Clips
6
Insert the DIMM into the DIMM socket so that the notches on the
DIMM align with the corresponding protrusions in the slot.
DIMM
B-5
Expansion Memory Installation
7
Close the clips on the DIMM slot to secure the DIMM.
8
When you have finished installing the DIMM, replace the side cover
and fasten it with the screw.
To remove a DIMM:
Remove the side cover as shown in steps 1 to 3 on page B-4, then carefully
pull the end clips outwards and pull the DIMM out of the socket.
Testing the Expansion Memory
After you have finished installing DIMM in the printer, test the printer to
see if installation succeeded.
To test the expansion memory, proceed as follows:
1
Make sure the power switch is off. Plug the power cord into the
printer and turn on the power.
2
When the printer is online, press and hold the
or more.
3
If the installation succeeded, the amount of memory shown on the
status page will correspond with the amount of expansion memory.
(The factory installed memory size is 16 MB.)
B-6
key for 3 seconds
Expansion Memory Installation
Setting the Printer Driver
After you install the additional memory to the printer, follow the
instructions below to set the printer driver so that the printer can use the
memories efficiently.
1
Click the Windows Start button, point to Settings then click Printers.
2
Right click the Kyocera Mita FS-1010 KX icon, and click Properties.
The Properties dialog box will open. Click the Device Settings tab.
3
Enter the total memory size installed to the printer (up to 144 MB)
in the Memory box.
B-7
Memory (CompactFlash) Card
B.3
Memory (CompactFlash) Card
Insert the memory (CF) card into the card slot located on the rear of the
printer. A memory card is a microchip card that may contain option fonts,
macros, forms, etc. The printer reads the contents of the card into its
internal memory when printer is turned on. The presence of this data in
the printer memory can be confirmed on the status page printout.
For details of available memory cards, contact your Kyocera Mita dealer.
1
Note
Turn off the printer.
Never insert or remove a memory card while the printer power is on.
Failure to turn the power switch off will immediately halt the printer with
the four indicators turned on. It also could result in damage to the
printer’s electronic parts or the memory card. Turn the power switch on
again to restart the printer.
2
Remove the two screws from the option interface slot cover and
remove the slot cover.
Option Interface Slot Cover
Screws
B-8
Memory (CompactFlash) Card
If the Network Interface Card or the Serial Interface Board is
installed
Remove the two screws from the network interface card or the serial
interface board and remove it.
Network Interface Card
(or Serial Interface Board)
Screws
3
Insert the memory card in the slot. Insert as shown in the figure.
Push it in all the way.
Memory Card
4
Close and secure the slot cover. If the network interface card or the
serial interface board kit is removed in the step 2 above, reinstall
and secure the card or the kit.
B-9
Network Interface Card
B.4
Network Interface Card
If the serial interface board kit is installed, remove it to use the network
interface card.
Note
Insert the option network interface card into the option interface slot at the
rear of the printer. The network interface card enables the printer to be
used in a network.
1
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and printer cable.
2
Remove the two screws from the option interface slot cover and
remove the slot cover.
Option Interface Slot Cover
Screws
3
Insert the network interface card and secure it with the screws
removed in step 2.
Network Interface Card
Screws
B-10
Appendix C
Host Computer
Interface
C
This appendix describes the signals used in the laser printer’s parallel and
RS-232C/RS-422A interfaces. It also lists pin assignments, signal functions,
timings, connector specifications, and voltage levels. The RS-232C/RS-422A
protocols are also covered. Finally, it explains how to use the printer in a
multi-computer environment.
This appendix explains the following topics:
•
•
•
•
•
Parallel Interface
USB Interface
Serial Interface (Option)
RS-232C/RS-422A Protocol
RS-232C Cable Connection
C-1
Parallel Interface
C.1
Parallel Interface
C.1.1
Parallel Interface Communication Modes
The printer features fast data transmission on the parallel interface. The
parallel interface mode can be activated from the Remote Operation Panel
utility contained on the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM supplied
with the printer as follows:
Use a parallel printer cable that complies with the IEEE1284 standard.
Note
Auto [default]
The printer automatically changes its communication mode to the one the
host computer is currently using. Ordinarily, you should leave this setting
unchanged.
Nibble (high)
High speed data communication is used in compliance with the IEEE 1284
standard.
Normal
The printer uses the standard communication method prescribed for
Centronics interfaces.
High-speed
This mode enables faster data transmission between the printer and the
host computer.
(Select this mode if printing problems occur when the printer is connected
to a workstation.)
C.1.2
Interface Signals
The pins of the parallel interface connector carry the signals listed in
Table C.1. Asterisks in the table indicate signals that are active low. The
table also indicates whether each signal is incoming or outgoing with
respect to the printer.
C-2
Parallel Interface
Table C. 1 Parallel Connector Pin Assignment
Pin
In/out
Description
1
In
Strobe* [nStrobe]
2
In
Data 0 [Data 1]
3
In
Data 1 [Data 2]
4
In
Data 2 [Data 3]
5
In
Data 3 [Data 4]
6
In
Data 4 [Data 5]
7
In
Data 5 [Data 6]
8
In
Data 6 [Data 7]
Data 7 [Data 8]
9
In
10
Out
Acknowledge* [nAck]
11
Out
Busy [Busy]
12
Out
Paper Empty [PError]
13
Out
14
In
15
-
Not connected
16
-
0V DC
17
-
Chassis GND
18
-
+5V DC
19
-
Ground return
20
-
Ground return
21
-
Ground return
22
-
Ground return
23
-
Ground return
24
-
Ground return
25
-
Ground return
26
-
Ground return
27
-
Ground return
28
-
Ground return
29
-
Ground return
30
-
Ground return
31
In
32
Out
33
-
-
34
-
Not connected
35
Out
Power Ready
36
In
Online (Select) [Select]
Ignored [nAutoFd]
Reset [nInit]
Error*, returns error status if FRPO O2=2 [nFault]
Select In [nSelectIn]
[ ]: Signal names in the Auto mode and Nibble (high) mode (IEEE 1284). In the Auto mode and
Nibble (high) mode, these signals are bi-directional.
C-3
Parallel Interface
Detailed descriptions of the signals follow.
Strobe* [nStrobe] (Pin 1)
A negative-going Strobe* pulse causes the printer to read and latch the
data on the Data 0 [1] to Data 7 [8] signal lines.
Data 0 [1] to Data 7 [8] (Pins 2 to 9)
These eight signals form the data byte sent from the host computer to the
printer. Data 7 [8] is the most significant bit.
Acknowledge* [nAck] (Pin 10)
This negative-going pulse acknowledges the previous character received by
the printer.
Busy [Busy] (Pin 11)
This signal is high when the printer is busy and low when it is able to
accept more data.
Paper Empty [PError] (Pin 12)
This signal goes high when the printer runs out of paper.
Online [Select] (Pin 13)
This signal is high when the printer is online and low when the printer is
offline. It goes low when the upper unit is raised, or when the
key is
pressed to set the printer offline.
The Paper Empty and Online signals are not used unless enabled by the
FRPO command (O2 parameter).
Note
+5V DC (pin 18)
This line is connected to the printer’s +5V DC line (+5 V ±0.5 V, maximum
400 mA, fused.)
Reset [nInit] (Pin 31)
This signal is used in the standard Centronics interface to enable the
computer to reset the printer.
Error* [nFault] (Pin 32)
When the high-speed parallel line control is on (FRPO O2=2), this line
returns error status.
Auxiliary output 1 (Pin 33)
This signal line is not used.
C-4
Parallel Interface
Power Ready (Pin 35)
This signal is high when the printer’s power is on.
Select In [nSelectIn] (Pin 36)
This signal is used in some versions of the Centronics interface to enable
the computer to force the printer online.
C-5
USB Interface
C.2
USB Interface
This printer supports the Full-Speed USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0
standards. USB interface specifications and interface signals are as
follows.
C.2.1 Specifications
Basic specification
Complies with the Full-Speed USB 2.0 standards.
Connectors
Printer: B-type receptacle (female) with upstream port
Cable: B-type plug (male)
Cable
Use shielded cable that complies with the USB 2.0 standards
and not longer than 5 meters (16 feet).
Transfer Mode
Full speed (max. 12 Mbps)
Power Control
Self-power device
C.2.2 Interface Signals
Table C.2 USB Connection Pin Assignment
Pin
Signal
1
Vbus
Description
2
D-
Data transmission
3
D+
Data transmission
4
GND
Power supply (+5 V)
Signal ground
Shell
Shield
C-6
Serial Interface (Option)
C.3
Serial Interface (Option)
Installing the optional serial interface board kit (IB-10E) in the printer
enables connection to a computer with an RS-232C or RS-422A standard
serial interface.
C.3.1
RS-232C Interface
Interface Signals
The pins of the printer’s RS-232C interface connector carry the signals
listed in Table C.3. The table also indicates whether each signal is
incoming or outgoing with respect to the printer.
Table C.3 RS-232C Signal Pin Assignments
Pin
In/out
Signal
1
-
FG
Frame ground
Description
2
Out
TXD
Transmit Data
3
In
RXD
Receive Data
4
Out
RTS
Request To Send
5
In
CTS
Clear To Send
6
In
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
-
SG
Signal Ground
20
Out
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
Brief descriptions of the signals follow.
FG - Frame Ground - (Pin 1)
This pin is connected directly to the printer frame.
TXD - Transmit Data - (Pin 2)
This output carries asynchronous data sent by the printer to the computer.
It is used mainly in handshaking protocols.
RXD - Receive Data - (Pin 3)
This input carries serial asynchronous data sent by the computer to the
printer.
RTS - Request To Send - (Pin 4)
This output is always held high (above 3 volts).
CTS - Clear To Send - (Pin 5)
DSR - Data Set Ready - (Pin 6)
Unused.
C-7
Serial Interface (Option)
SG - Signal Ground - (Pin 7)
All signals can transmit between the printer and the host computer to send
each signal with a signal ground.
DTR - Data Terminal Ready - (Pin 20)
This output is used as a buffer nearly-full handshake line. It is held high
(above 3 volts) when the buffer can accept more data.
RS-232C Interface Voltage Levels
The voltage levels of the interface signals conform to EIA RS-232C
specifications. SPACE is from 3 volts to 15 volts. MARK is from -3 volts to
-15 volts. Voltages between -3 volts and 3 volts are undefined.
C.3.2
RS-422A Interface
The serial interface is set to the RS-232C mode as the factory default.
However, by changing the jumper connector on the IB-10E interface board,
the interface can be changed to the RS-422A mode.
In the RS-232C mode
mode, the printer can be connected to a personal computer
(or similar device) equipped with an RS-232C serial interface. (The serial
interface is set to the RS-232C mode as the factory default.)
In the RS-422A mode
mode, the printer can be connected to a personal computer
(or similar device) equipped with an RS-422A serial interface.
Note
Changing of the jumper connector should be carried out only by a
Kyocera Mita authorized dealer or Kyocera Mita certified technician.
Kyocera Mita shall not be liable for damage due to improper changing of
the jumper connector.
Interface Signals
The pins in the printer’s RS-422A interface connector carry the signals
listed in Table C.4.
Table C.4 RS-422A Signal Pin Assignments
Pin
In/out
Signal
1
-
FG
3
In
RDA
Description
Frame ground
Receive data Inverted
7
-
SG
9
Out
SDA
Send data Inverted
10
Out
SDB
Send data
11
-
-
18
In
RDB
C-8
Signal ground
+5V DC
Receive data
Serial Interface (Option)
Overview of Signals (RS-422A)
FG - Frame Ground - (Pin 1)
This pin is connected directly to the printer frame.
SG - Signal Ground - (Pin 7)
All signals can transmit between the printer and the host computer to send
each signal with a signal ground.
RDB - Receive Data - (Pin 18)
RDA - Receive Data Inverted - (Pin 3)
These pins carry asynchronous data sent from the computer to the printer.
(differential input)
SDB - Send Data - (Pin 10)
SDA - Send Data Inverted - (Pin 9)
These pins carry asynchronous data sent from the printer to the computer.
(differential output)
RS-422A Interface Voltage Levels
The interface signal voltage levels conform with the EIA RS-422A
standard. The differential voltage varies from 200 mV to 6 V.
SERIAL Connector
The connector marked “IOIOI” (RS-232C/RS-422A) on the rear panel is a
DB-25S connector. Use a DB-25P connector (or equivalent) for the
connector on the cable.
C-9
RS-232C/RS-422A Protocol
C.4
RS-232C/RS-422A Protocol
A protocol is a set of rules the computer follows in sending data to the
printer. The RS-232C/RS-422A parameters are stored in battery backed-up
memory. They are indicated on the status printout. They can be changed by
the FRPO (firmware reprogram) command described in the Programming
Manual provided on the CD-ROM supplied with the printer. The
parameters and their identification codes are given below.
H1: Baud rate
Parameter value
Baud rate
12
1200
24
2400
48
4800
96
9600
19
19200
38
38400
57
57600
11
115200
The factory setting is 9600 baud.
H2: Data bits
7 or 8, factory-set to 8.
H3: Stop bits
1 or 2, factory-set to 1.
H4: Parity
Parameter value
Meaning
0
None
1
Odd
2
Even
3
Ignore
The factory setting is “None” (0 on the status printout).
C-10
RS-232C/RS-422A Protocol
H5: Protocol logic
Parameter value
Meaning
0
Combination of 1 and 3 below
1
DTR/DSR, positive logic
2
DTR/DSR, negative logic
3
XON/XOFF
4
ETX/ACK
5
XON/XOFF recognized only as protocol
The factory setting is 0.
H6: Buffer nearly-full threshold
This is a percentage from 0 to 99. The factory setting is 90.
H7: Buffer nearly-empty threshold
This is a percentage from 0 to 99. The factory setting is 70.
The factory settings of the buffer nearly-full and nearly-empty thresholds
(H6 and H7) are subject to change without notification.
The gap between the nearly-full and nearly-empty thresholds allows the
computer to send a fairly large amount of data in a continuous stream.
H8: Received-data buffer size
This is the size of the input buffer, specified in units of 10 Kbytes. The
factory-set value is 6, meaning 60 Kbytes.
Note
C.4.1
Since DTR/DSR protocol is not used with the RS-422A standard, select a
parameter value other than 0, 1, or 2 for the H5 setting when using the
RS-422A interface.
PRESCRIBE FRPO D0 Command
The PRESCRIBE FRPO D0 command provides control over XON/XOFF
operation when an error occurs on the serial interface. The following table
summarizes the error status corresponding to different D0 values.
Serial interface error
Error not handled
Timing of XON transfer to
host while Ready or Waiting
Error handled
XON sent every 3-5 seconds
D0=0 (default)
D0=1
XON not sent
D0=10
D0=11
C-11
RS-232C Cable Connection
C.5
RS-232C Cable Connection
C.5.1
Obtain a Suitable RS-232C Cable
Make sure that the RS-232C cable is wired correctly. The cable must be a
null modem cable; that is, one in which pin 2 on either end of the cable is
connected to pin 3 on the other end. You cannot use a straight cable such as
IBM communication adapter cable type 1502067 unless you purchase a
null modem adapter.
C.5.2
Connecting the Printer to the Computer
Check that the power of both the printer and the computer is switched off.
1
Discharge yourself of static electricity by touching a metal object
such as a doorknob.
2
Remove the plastic cap from the printer’s RS-232C interface
connector.
3
Plug the printer end of the RS-232C interface cable into the printer’s
RS-232C connector and screw it in place.
4
Plug the other end of the cable into the computer’s RS-232C interface
connector.
5
Switch on the printer’s power.
6
The printer’s RS-232C parameters are factory-set to the following
values:
Baud rate=9600 bps, data bits (character length)=8 bits, stop bits=1,
parity=none
The two RS-232C protocols are XON/XOFF and DTR. The printer
performs both of them simultaneously, using positive logic for DTR.
If you are uncertain as to the printer’s current parameter settings,
you can reset them to the values listed above. See section 1.5.9 Serial
Interface Parameters on page 1-37.
7
Set the computer to the same parameters as the printer. On many
computers this can be done by setting DIP switches before the power
is turned on. Another method is as follows:
C-12
RS-232C Cable Connection
With Windows 95/98/Me, make settings as follows:
1
Click on Start button in the Windows 95/98/Me Task Bar and align
the cursor with Settings, then click on Control Panel from among the
items displayed.
2
The control panel folder opens. Double click on System.
3
System Properties opens. Click on the Device Manager tab, then
click on the COM port to be used.
4
Click on Properties button.
5
The Properties sheet is displayed for the selected COM port. Click on
the Port Settings tab and set the port properties.
6
After setting the properties, click OK button.
C-13
RS-232C Cable Connection
In DOS, enter the following commands:
C:\>MODE COM1:96,N,8,1,P
C:\>MODE LPT1:=COM1
To test the interface, enter the following:
CTRL P
C:\>DIR
CTRL P
The software settings made using the above procedures are temporary. On
most computers, permanent settings must be made with DIP switches.
C-14
Appendix D
Printer Specifications
D
D-1
Printer Specifications
Printer Specifications
Item
Description
Printing method
Electrophotography, laser scan
Printing speed
14 pages/minute (A4 size/Plain)
15 pages/minute ( Letter size/Plain)
When printing multiple copies of the same page
Resolution
Fast 1200 mode
600 dpi (vertical and horizontal) with KIR (Kyocera Image
Refinement)
300 dpi (vertical and horizontal) with KIR (Kyocera Image
Refinement)
First print
Approx. 22 seconds or less (A4 or letter size), depends on input data
Warm-up time
Approx. 10 seconds or less (from sleep mode)
Approx. 15 seconds or less (from power on)
at 23°C, 120 or 220 V
Controller
PowerPC 405 200 MHz
Main memory
16 MB, expandable up to 144 MB
Self test
Performed at power-up
Maximum duty cycle
10,000 pages/month
Drum
Organic Photoconductor
Developer
Mono-component dry developer
Main charger
Positive scorotron charger
Transferring
Negative charger roller
Separation
Curvature separation
Drum cleaning
Blade cleaner
Drum discharging
Illumination by eraser LED array
Fuser
Heat roller and pressure roller
Toner saving
EcoPrint mode
Paper
Plain paper (See Chapter 5 )
Waste toner capacity
More than 100,000 pages (with 5% print coverage)
Paper feed trays
Cassette: Legal size and A5 to A4/letter universal cassette 148 to
216 mm (5-13/16 to 8-1/2") × 210 to 297 mm (8-1/4 to 1111/16"). Holds 250 sheets of thickness 0.11 mm
MP tray: 70 to 216 mm (2-4/5 to 8-1/2") × 148 to 297 mm (5-13/16
to 11-11/16") (see page 5-4). Holds 50 sheets of thickness
0.11 mm.
Capacity of output trays
Face-down tray : 150 sheets of thickness 0.11 mm
Face-up tray : 30 sheets of thickness 0.11 mm
Ambient conditions
Temperature:
Humidity:
Optimum conditions:
Altitude:
Illumination:
10 to 32.5°C
20 to 80% RH
23°C (73.4°F), 60% RH
Max. 2000 m (6500 feet)
Max. 1500 lux
(Continued on next page)
D-2
Printer Specifications
Item
Description
Power requirements
120 V, 60 Hz, max. 7.1 A (U.S.A./Canada)
220 to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, max. 3.8 A (European countries)
Max. allowable voltage fluctuation: ±10%
Max. allowable frequency fluctuation: ±2%
Power consumption
Max.: 818 W
During sleep mode: 6 W (U.S.A./Canada)
5 W (European/Asian/Pacific countries)
Operating noise (in accordance with ISO 7779
[Bystander Position, sound pressure level at
the front])
During printing:
During standby:
During sleep mode:
Dimensions
378 (14-7/8) wide × 222 (8-3/4) high × 375 mm (14-3/4") deep
(Excl. the paper tray)
Weight
9.5 kg (20-15/16 lbs)
D-3
LpA=50 dB (A)
LpA=28 dB (A)
Immeasurably low
Appendix E
Glossary
E
E-1
Glossary
Cassette mode
paper will always feed from there even if another
paper source is selected. First mode is specified
as the factory default, but you can change this
setting from the Remote Operation Panel.
This is an operation mode for the MP tray. When
this mode is used, approximately 50 sheets of
plain paper can be fed continuously, the same as
for the cassette.
IEEE1284
dpi (dots per inch)
This is a standard used when connecting a
printer to a computer, and was established by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
in 1994.
This indicates the number of dots printed per
inch, and is the unit of printer resolution.
EcoPrint
KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement)
This is a printing mode that controls toner
consumption. Pages printed in the EcoPrint
mode are lighter than pages printed in the
normal mode. The default setting is Off.
This is Kyocera Mita’s original smoothing
function. It uses software to enhance the
printer’s resolution and produce high-quality
printing. The default setting is On.
Emulation
KM-NET VIEWER
This refers to emulation of manufacturers’
printers. The printer emulates operation of the
following printers: PCL, Line printer, IBM
Proprinter, DIABLO 630, EPSON LQ-850,
KPDL.
This is a network management tool that can be
used with the printer. You can view information
for printers connected to the network using
SNMP commands. KM-NET VIEWER is contained
on the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM
supplied with the printer.
Expansion memory
KPDL
(Kyocera Printer Description
Language)
This option is used to increase printer memory.
The printer has one expansion slot, and you can
install a 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, or 128 MB
DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module). Contact
your Kyocera Mita dealer to purchase the DIMM
that is best suited for use with this printer.
This is Kyocera Mita’s version of Adobe
PostScript 2.
Kyocera Mita Digital Library
Face-up tray
This is the CD-ROM supplied with the printer.
The contents of the CD-ROM include manuals,
printer drivers, and various utilities.
This is located at the rear of the printer. Select
paper output to the face-up tray when printing
on postcards, envelopes, or labels.
MB (mega byte)
First mode
This unit is used to express data quantities and
memory capacities. 1 MB is equivalent to
1024 kB, or 1,048,576 bytes.
This is an operation mode for the MP tray.
Because the MP tray default setting is set to first
mode (priority printing from the MP tray), if
there is paper inserted in the MP tray, the first
E-2
Glossary
MP tray
PRESCRIBE commands
This is an abbreviation for Multi-Purpose tray.
The MP tray is used instead of the cassette when
printing on envelopes, postcards, transparency
sheets, and labels.
The printer can receive data, but cannot print.
Turn the printer online if you want to print.
This is the Kyocera Mita page printer control
language installed on Kyocera Mita printers.
PRESCRIBE commands enable most print
settings necessary for pagination, and are easy to
understand because they are written in text
format, allowing you to do programming yourself.
For information on the commands and how to use
them, refer to the Programming Manual
contained on the CD-ROM supplied with the
printer.
Online
Printer driver
The printer can output received data.
The printer driver makes it possible for you to
print data created using application software.
The printer driver for the printer is contained on
the Kyocera Mita Digital Library CD-ROM
supplied with the printer. Install the printer
driver on the computer connected to the printer.
Offline
Operator panel
This is located on the top right side of the printer.
The panel consists of four indicators and two
keys. The four indicators light, flash, and go off
in combination to indicate the printer’s status.
Press the keys when you want to switch the
printer between online and offline status, or to
cancel printing.
Process unit
This is the printer’s main module and contains
the photosensitive drum and developer unit.
Outline font
RAM disk
With outline fonts, characters outlines are
represented by numerical expressions, and fonts
can be enlarged, reduced, or painted in different
ways by changing the numeric values of those
expressions. Printing remains clear even if you
enlarge fonts, since the letters are defined by an
outline. You can specify font size in steps of 0.25
points up to 999.75 points.
This is a virtual disk drive that uses part of the
printer’s memory. With RAM disk you can set
any memory size arbitrarily, and use electronic
sorting (to reduce print time).
Remote Operation Panel
This is a utility that displays a virtual printer
operation panel on your computer screen. You
can make various settings from the Remote
Operation Panel, such as the current paper
source and paper size. The Remote Operation
Panel is contained on the Kyocera Mita Digital
Library CD-ROM supplied with the printer.
Parallel interface
With this interface, data transfer between the
printer and the computer takes place on 8-bit
chunks. The printer can perform IEEE1284
compatible bi-directional communications.
E-3
Glossary
Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP)
This is a protocol for the management of
networks that use TCP/IP (Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol).
Sleep mode
This mode is activated after a specified amount
of time elapses. The printer goes into economy
mode and a minimum amount of power is
consumed. You can change the amount of time
before the printer goes into sleep mode from the
Remote Operation Panel. The default setting is 5
minutes.
Status page
This lists printer conditions, such as the printer’s
memory, the total number of copies printed, and
paper source settings. You can print the status
page by pressing the
key for 3 seconds or
more.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
An interface standard for low to middle speed
serial interfaces. This printer supports FullSpeed USB 2.0. The maximum transfer rate is 12
Mbps and the maximum cable length is 5 meters
(16 feet).
E-4
Index
Index-1
Index
A
Interface 1-10, 1-35, 1-37, C-1,
Adhesive label 5-8
C-2
Internal font A-2
B
K
Broadcast 1-53
Keys 1-3
KIR 1-6, 1-29, 2-37, E-2
KM-NET VIEWER E-2
KPDL 1-36, 2-17, E-2
Kyocera Mita Digital Library
CD-ROM 1-8, 2-2, E-2
C
Charger wire 4-3, 4-4
Cleaner home position 3-7
Cleaning 3-6
CompactFlash card B-8
Custom paper size 2-21
Custom paper type 1-25, 1-27
D
DIMM
installing B-4
removing B-6
socket B-5
test B-6
Downloadable font A-2
E
EcoPrint 1-30, 2-36, E-2
Emulation 1-35, E-2
Envelope 5-9
Error messages 4-8, 4-11
Expansion memory B-3, E-2
F
Face-up tray 4-14, E-2
Feed selection 1-5, 2-19
Font
characteristics A-2
definition A-2
identifying A-3
Font list A-3
Form feed timeout 1-32
Front cover 3-6
I
IB-10E B-2, C-7
Indicators 1-3, 4-5
L
Label 5-8
Lock lever 3-3
M
Main circuit board B-5
Maintenance messages 4-6
Media type 1-22
Memory card B-2, B-8
Memory expansion B-3, E-2
Message display 1-10
MP tray E-3
cassette mode 2-23, E-2
first mode 2-23, E-2
N
Network 1-39, 1-52, B-2
Network interface card 1-39,
B-2, B-10
O
Online/Offline 1-3, E-3
Operator panel 1-2, E-3
Optional network interface 1-39
Options B-2
P
Paper
adhesive label 5-8
colored paper 5-9
condition 5-3
envelope 5-9
grain 5-5
Index-2
preprinted paper 5-9
recycled paper 5-10
selection 5-1
size 1-20, 2-20, 2-21, 5-4
special paper 5-7
specifications 5-2
thickness 5-5
transparency 5-7
type 1-22, 5-11
weight 1-25, 5-4
Paper cassette 1-10, 4-6, 4-15
Paper feeder (PF-17) 2-16, B-2
Paper jam 4-6, 4-14
Paper size 1-20, 2-20, 5-4
Paper type 1-10, 1-22, 5-11
Parallel interface C-2, E-3
communication modes C-2
pin assignment C-3
transmission mode C-2
PDF417 ix
Power requirements D-3
PRESCRIBE command ix, 1-53,
C-11, E-3
Print density 1-27
Print quality 4-3
Printer driver 1-7, 1-12, 2-2, B-7,
E-3
Process unit 3-6, E-3
charger wire 4-3, 4-4
cleaner home position 3-7
Protocol C-10
R
RAM disk 1-40, E-3
Ready indicator 1-3, 1-10
Recycled paper 5-10
Registration roller 3-7, 4-4
Remote Operation Panel utility
broadcast 1-53
density (custom paper type)
1-27
EcoPrint 1-30, E-2
emulation 1-35, E-2
firmware version 1-5, 1-45
form feed timeout 1-32
interface 1-10, 1-35, 1-37,
C-1
KIR mode 1-29, E-2
memory status 1-5, 1-48
number of copies 1-17
Index
page orientation 1-18
panel display language 1-43
paper source 1-19, 1-24
printer password 1-46
RAM disk 1-40, E-3
resolution 1-31
resource 1-52
sleep mode 1-33, E-4
sleep time 1-34
toner container remain 1-42
weight (custom paper type)
1-25
Resolution 1-31, 2-36
RS-232C C-7, C-10, C-12
RS-422A C-8, C-10
maintenance messages 4-6
quality problems 4-3
Two-dimensional bar code
(PDF417) ix
Typeface A-2
U
USB interface 2-9, C-6, E-4
W
Windows 2-19, C-13
S
Serial interface 1-37, C-7
protocol C-10
RS-232C mode C-7
RS-422A mode C-8
Serial Interface Board Kit
(IB-10E) 1-37, B-2, C-7
Setup 1-12
Side cover B-4
Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP) E-4
Sleep mode 1-33, E-2, E-4
Sleep time 1-34
Specifications D-1, D-2
Status page 1-3, 1-4, E-4
T
Toner counter 3-5
Toner kit (TK-17) 3-2
installing 3-3
plastic bag 3-3
protective seal 3-4
replacement 3-3, 4-7
toner container 3-2
wiper cloth 3-7
Top cover 3-3, 4-6
Transfer roller 3-7, 4-4
Transparency 2-27, 5-7
Troubleshooting
error messages 4-11
guidelines 4-2
indicators 4-5
interface 4-2
Index-3
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