Samsung ML-1740 - ML 1740 B/W Laser Printer User`s guide

This manual is provided for information purposes only. All information included herein
is subject to change without notice. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any
damages, direct or indirect, arising from or related to use of this manual.
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organizations.
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CONTENTS
Chapter 1:
INTRODUCTION
Special Features ..................................................
Printer Components .............................................
Front View .....................................................
Inside View ....................................................
Rear View ......................................................
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.5
Understanding the Control Panel ............................ 1.6
On Line/Error and Toner Save LEDs ................... 1.6
Cancel button ................................................. 1.7
Chapter 2:
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Unpacking .......................................................... 2.2
Selecting a Location ........................................ 2.3
Installing the Toner Cartridge ................................ 2.4
Loading Paper ..................................................... 2.6
Changing the Paper Size in the Tray .................. 2.8
Connecting a Printer Cable .................................... 2.9
Turning the Printer on ......................................... 2.11
Printing a Demo Page .......................................... 2.12
Installing Printer Software ................................... 2.13
Printer Driver Features ................................... 2.14
Installing Printer software in Windows .............. 2.15
Viewing the User’s Guide ..................................... 2.20
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Chapter 3:
USING PRINT MATERIALS
Choosing Paper and Other Materials ....................... 3.2
Sizes and Capacities ....................................... 3.3
Guidelines for Paper and Special Materials .......... 3.4
Selecting the Output Location ................................ 3.5
Printing to the Top Output Tray (Face down) ...... 3.5
Printing to the Rear Output Tray (Face up) ......... 3.6
Loading Paper ..................................................... 3.7
Using the Tray ................................................ 3.7
Using the Manual Feeder ................................. 3.8
Printing on Envelopes ..........................................
Printing on Labels ...............................................
Printing on Transparencies ...................................
Printing on Card Stock or
Custom-sized Materials .......................................
Printing on Preprinted Paper .................................
Chapter 4:
3.10
3.12
3.13
3.15
3.16
PRINTING TASKS
Printing a Document ............................................
Canceling a Print Job .......................................
Using a Favorite Setting ..................................
Using Help .....................................................
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.5
Setting Paper Properties ....................................... 4.6
Using the Toner Save Mode ................................... 4.8
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper
(N-Up Printing) ................................................... 4.10
Scaling Your Document ....................................... 4.12
Fitting Your Document to a Selected Paper Size ...... 4.13
Printing Posters .................................................. 4.14
Setting Graphic Properties ................................... 4.16
Printing Watermarks ........................................... 4.19
Using an existing Watermark ........................... 4.19
Creating a Watermark .................................... 4.20
Editing a Watermark ...................................... 4.21
Deleting a Watermark .................................... 4.21
Printing Overlays ................................................
What is an Overlay? .......................................
Creating a New Page Overlay ..........................
Using a Page Overlay .....................................
Deleting a Page Overlay .................................
4.22
4.22
4.22
4.24
4.25
Using the Status Monitor ..................................... 4.26
Opening the Status Monitor ............................. 4.26
Setting Up Locally Shared Printer .......................... 4.28
Windows 9x/Me ............................................. 4.28
Windows NT/2000/XP ..................................... 4.29
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Chapter 5:
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Maintaining the Toner Cartridge ............................. 5.2
Redistributing Toner ........................................ 5.3
Replacing the Toner Cartridge .......................... 5.4
Cleaning the Printer ............................................. 5.5
Cleaning the Outside ....................................... 5.5
Cleaning the Inside ......................................... 5.5
Consumables and Replacement Parts ..................... 5.8
Chapter 6:
SOLVING PROBLEMS
Troubleshooting Checklist ..................................... 6.2
Solving General Printing Problems .......................... 6.3
Clearing Paper Jams ............................................. 6.7
In the Paper Exit Area ..................................... 6.7
In the Paper Feed Area .................................... 6.9
Around the Toner Cartridge ............................. 6.10
Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams When Printing
on the A5-sized Paper .................................... 6.11
Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams ........................... 6.12
Solving Print Quality Problems .............................. 6.12
Print Quality Checklist .................................... 6.12
Solving Print Quality Problems ......................... 6.13
Troubleshooting Error Messages ...........................
Common Windows Problems ................................
Common Macintosh Problems ...............................
Problems in the Chooser .................................
Printing Errors ...............................................
6.18
6.19
6.20
6.20
6.20
Common Linux Problems ..................................... 6.21
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Chapter 7:
APPENDIX
Using Your Printer in Macintosh .............................
Installing Software in Macintosh .......................
Printing a Document .......................................
Using Advanced Printing Features .....................
7.2
7.2
7.7
7.9
Using Your Printer in Linux ...................................
Installing the Printer Driver .............................
Using the Configuration Tool ...........................
Changing LLPR Properties ...............................
7.14
7.14
7.20
7.22
Printer Specifications ...........................................
Paper Specifications ............................................
Overview ......................................................
Supported Sizes of Paper ................................
Guidelines for Using Paper ..............................
Paper Specifications .......................................
Paper Output Capacity ....................................
Printer and Paper Storage Environment ............
7.24
7.25
7.25
7.26
7.27
7.28
7.28
7.29
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Environmental and Safety Consideration
Laser Safety Statement
The printer is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR,
chapter 1 Subchapter J for Class I(1) laser products, and elsewhere, is certified as a
Class I laser product conforming to the requirements of IEC 825.
Class I laser products are not considered to be hazardous. The laser system and
printer are designed so there is never any human access to laser radiation above a
Class I level during normal operation, user maintenance, or prescribed service
condition.
WARNING
Never operate or service the printer with the protective cover removed from Laser/
Scanner assembly. The reflected beam, although invisible, can damage your eyes.
When using this product, these basic safety precautions should always be followed to
reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons:
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Ozone Safety
During normal operation, this machine produces ozone. The
ozone produced does not present a hazard to the operator.
However, it is advisable that the machine be operated in a well
ventilated area.
If you need additional information about ozone, please contact
your nearest Samsung dealer.
Power Saver
This printer contains advanced energy conservation
technology that reduces power consumption when it is not
in active use.
When the printer does not receive data for an extended
period of time, power consumption is automatically
lowered.
The energy star emblem does not represent EPA
endorsement of any product or service.
Recycling
Please recycle or dispose of the packaging material for this
product in an environmentally responsible manner.
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Radio Frequency Emissions
FCC regulations
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
1 Reposition the receiving antenna.
2 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
4 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard
entitled “Digital Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Industry and Science Canada.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux
appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur:
“Appareils Numériques”, ICES-003 édictée par l’Industrie et Sciences Canada.
WARNING
• Do not disassemble the printer. Doing so may give you an electric shock.
• If you continuously print many pages, the surface of the output tray may become
hot. Be careful not to touch the surface, especially for children.
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1
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your Printer!
This chapter includes:
• Special Features
• Printer Components
• Understanding the Control Panel
Special Features
Your new printer is equipped with special features that improve
the print quality, giving you a competitive edge. You can:
Print with excellent quality and high speed
• You can print at 600 dots per inch (dpi). See page 4.16.
• Prints 17 pages-per-minute (Letter size),
16 pages-per-minute(A4 size).
Handle paper flexibly
• Standard 250-sheet tray and a 1-sheet Manual Feeder
support various sizes and types of paper.
• Two output trays; select either the top output tray (facedown) or the rear output tray (face-up) for the most
convenient access.
Create professional documents
• You can customize your documents using Watermarks, such
as “Confidential.” See page 4.19.
Dear ABC
Regards
WORLD BEST
1.2 INTRODUCTION
• Print Posters. The text and pictures of each page of your
document are magnified and printed across the selected sheet
of paper. After the document has printed, trim off the white
edges of each sheet. Tape the sheets together to form a
poster. See page 4.14.
Save your time and money
• Allows you to use the Toner Save mode to save toner. See
page 4.8.
• Allows you to print multiple pages on one single sheet of paper
to save paper (N-Up printing). See page 4.10.
• This printer meets Energy Star guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Print in various environments
• You can print in Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP.
• Your printer is compatible with Linux and Macintosh.
• Your printer comes with both the Parallel and the USB
interface.
INTRODUCTION
1.3
1
Printer Components
Front View
Output Support
Top output tray
(Face down)
Control Panel
Front
Cover
Manual Feeder guide
Power switch
Tray
Manual Feeder
Paper level indicator
1.4 INTRODUCTION
Inside View
1
Toner cartridge
Front Cover
Rear View
Rear output tray
(Face up)
Power receptacle
Parallel port
USB port
INTRODUCTION
1.5
Understanding the Control Panel
On Line/Error and Toner Save LEDs
LED
Description
If the On Line/Error lights green, the printer is ready to
print.
If the On Line/Error lights red, the printer is experiencing
an error, such as jammed paper, the open cover or the empty
toner cartridge. See “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on
page 6.18.
If you press the Cancel button while the printer is receiving
data, the On Line/Error LED blinks red to cancel printing.
In Manual Feed mode, if there is no paper in the Manual
Feeder, the On Line/Error LED blinks red. Load paper into
the Manual Feeder and the LED stops blinking.
If the printer is receiving data, the On Line/Error LED
slowly blinks green.
If the printer is printing the received data, the On Line/
Error LED blinks green fast.
If you press the Cancel button in Ready mode, this LED is on
and the Toner Save mode is enabled.
If you press this button once again, this LED is off and the
Toner Save mode is disabled.
1.6 INTRODUCTION
LED
Description
1
If the On Line/Error and Toner Save LEDs blink, your
system has some problems. To solve the problem, see
“Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 6.18.
Cancel button
Function
Description
Printing demo page
In Ready mode, press and hold this button for about 2
seconds until all LEDs blink slowly, and release.
Manual feeding
Press this button each time you load a sheet of paper in the
manual feeder, when you select Manual Feed for Source
from your software application. For detailed information,
see “Using the Manual Feeder” on page 3.8.
Cleaning inside
printer
In Ready mode, press and hold this button for about 10
seconds until all LEDs turn on, and release. After cleaning
the printer, one cleaning sheet is printed.
Canceling print job
Press this button during printing. The On Line/Error LED
blinks while the print job is cleared from both the printer
and the computer, and then return to Ready mode. This
may take some time depending on the size of the print job.
In Manual Feed mode, you can’t cancel the print job by
pressing this button. For detailed information, see “Using
the Manual Feeder” on page 3.8.
Toner Save mode
on/off
In Ready mode, press this button to turn the Toner Save
mode on or off.
For detailed information, see page 4.8.
INTRODUCTION
1.7
NOTE
1.8 INTRODUCTION
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Setting Up Your Printer
This chapter provides step by step information on setting up
your printer.
This chapter includes:
• Unpacking
• Installing the Toner Cartridge
• Loading Paper
• Connecting a Printer Cable
• Turning the Printer on
• Printing a Demo Page
• Installing Printer Software
Unpacking
1 Remove the Printer and all accessories from the packing
carton. Make sure that the printer has been packed with the
following items:
Toner Cartridge
Power Cord
CD-ROM
Setup Guide
Notes:
• If any items are missing or damaged, notify your dealer
immediately.
• Components may differ from one country to another.
• The CD-ROM contains the printer driver, the User’s Guide, and
the Adobe Acrobat Reader program.
2
Carefully remove all of packing tapes from the printer.
Tape
2.2 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Selecting a Location
100 mm
(3.9 in.)
(3.9 in.)
482.6 mm(18.8 in.)
100 mm
954.6 mm(37.5 in.)
100 mm
Clearance
Space
(3.9 in.)
Select a level, stable place with adequate space for air
circulation. Allow extra space for opening covers and tray. The
area should be well-ventilated and away from direct sunlight or
sources of heat, cold, and humidity. See the image below for
clearance space. Do not place the printer close to the edge of
your desk or table!
552 mm(21.7 in.)
•Front: 482.6 mm (enough space so that tray can be
removed)
•Back: 100 mm (enough space to allow opening of the rear
out tray)
•Right: 100 mm (enough space for ventilation)
•Left: 100 mm
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
2.3
2
Installing the Toner Cartridge
1 Grasp the front cover and pull it toward you to open.
Note: Because the printer is very light, it may be moved when you
use it; for example, when opening/closing the tray or installing/
removing the toner cartridge. Be careful not to move the printer.
2 Remove the toner cartridge from its bag and remove the
paper covering the cartridge.
3 Gently shake the cartridge from side to side to distribute
the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
CAUTION:
• To prevent damage, do not expose the toner cartridge to light for
more than a few minutes. Cover it with a piece of paper, if left
exposed for more than a few minutes.
• If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and
wash clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into fabric.
2.4 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
4 Locate the cartridge slots inside the printer, one on each
side.
2
5 Grasp the handle and insert the cartridge in the printer until
it snaps into place.
6 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely
closed. If the cover is not firmly closed, printing errors may
occur when you print.
Note: When printing text at 5% coverage, you can expect a toner
cartridge life of approximately 3,000 pages (1,000 pages for the
toner cartridge that is shipped with the printer).
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
2.5
Loading Paper
You can load approximately 250 sheets of paper in the tray.
1 Pull the tray out of the printer.
Note: Because the printer is very light, it may be moved when you
use it; for example, when opening/closing the tray or installing/
removing the toner cartridge. Be careful not to move the printer.
2 Push down the pressure plate until it locks in position.
3 Prepare a stack of paper for loading by flexing or fanning
them back and forth. Straighten the edges on a level
surface.
2.6 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
4 Load paper with the print side facing down.
2
Make sure that all four corners are flat in the tray.
5 Pay attention to the paper limit mark on the left inside wall
of the tray. Paper overloading may cause paper jams.
Note: If you want to change the paper size in the tray, see
“Changing the Paper Size in the Tray” on page 2.8.
6 Slide the tray back into the printer.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
2.7
Changing the Paper Size in the Tray
1 Pinch the rear guide as shown below to adjust for the paper
length.
2 Pinch the side guide as shown and slide it to the left flush
against the paper.
Notes:
• Do not push the width guide far enough to cause the material to
warp.
• If you do not adjust the width guide, it may cause paper jam.
2.8 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Connecting a Printer Cable
To print from your computer, you need to connect your printer
to your computer with either a parallel interface cable or a
Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable.
If you are a Macintosh user, you can use only a USB cable.
Using a Parallel Cable
Note: To connect the printer to the parallel port of the computer
requires a certified parallel cable. You will need to buy a IEEE1284
compliant cable.
1 Make sure that both the printer and the computer are
turned off.
2 Plug the parallel printer cable into the connector on the
back of the printer.
Push the metal clips down to fit inside the notches on the
cable plug.
To the parallel
port on your
3 Connect the other end of the cable to the parallel interface
port on your computer, and tighten the screws.
See your computer User’s Guide if you need help.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
2.9
2
Using a USB Cable
Note: Connecting the printer to the USB port of the computer
requires a certified USB cable. You will need to buy a USB 1.1
compliant cable that is within 3m in length.
1 Make sure that both the printer and the computer are
turned off.
2 Plug the USB printer cable into the connector on the back of
the printer.
To the USB port on
your computer
3 Connect the other end of the cable to the USB port on your
computer.
See your computer User’s Guide if you need help.
Note: For using a USB cable, you must be running Windows 98/
Me/2000/XP, or Macintosh with OS 8.6 and the G3 processor or
higher.
2.10 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Turning the Printer on
1 Plug the power cord into the power receptacle on the back
of the printer.
2 Plug the other end into a properly grounded AC outlet and
turn on the printer using the power switch.
To the AC outlet
CAUTION:
• The fusing area at the rear portion of the inside of your printer is
hot when powered. Be careful not to be burned when accessing
this area.
• Do not disassemble the printer when it is powered. Doing so may
give you an electric shock.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.11
2
Printing a Demo Page
Print a demo page to make sure that the printer is operating
correctly.
1 Hold down the Cancel button for about 2 seconds to print a
demo page.
2 The Demo page shows the printer’s current configuration.
ML-1740 Series
2.12 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing Printer Software
The supplied CD-ROM contains Windows printing software,
Macintosh printing software, Linux printing software, on-line
User’s Guide and Acrobat Reader to view the User’s Guide.
If you are printing from Windows
You can install the following printer software using the CD-ROM.
• Printer driver for windows. Use this driver to take full
advantage of your printer’s features. See page 2.15.
• Status Monitor allows you to see the printing status of the
printer. See page 4.26.
If you are printing from Macintosh
Go to “Using Your Printer in Macintosh” on page 7.2, for
information about installing the print software and printing from
a Macintosh.
If you are printing in Linux
Go to “Using Your Printer in Linux” on page 7.14, for information
about installing the Linux driver.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.13
2
Printer Driver Features
Your printer drivers will support the following standard features:
• Paper source selection
• Paper size, orientation and media type
• number of copies
Table below lists a general overview of features supported by
your printer drivers.
Printer Driver
Feature
Win9x/Me
Win2000/XP
NT4.0
Macintosh
Toner Save
Y
Y
Y
N
Print quality option
Y
Y
Y
Y
Poster printing
Y
Y
Y
N
Multiple pages per sheet
(N-up)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Fit to page printing
Y
Y
Y
N
Scale printing
Y
Y
Y
Y
Watermark
Y
Y
Y
Y
Overlay
Y
Y
Y
N
NOTES:
• Some of feature are not supported on Mac OS 10.x such as
Paper Source, Paper Type, Grayscale and Black&White.
• The Watermark feature is not supported on Mac OS 9.1 or
higher.
2.14 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing Printer software in Windows
System Requirements
Verify the following:
• At least 32 MB (Windows 9x/Me), 64 MB (Windows 2000/NT),
128 MB (Windows XP) or more of RAM is installed on your PC.
• There is at least 300 MB of free disk space on your PC.
• All applications are closed on your PC before beginning
installation.
• You have one of the following operating systems: Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or
Windows XP.
• Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.
Installing Printer Software
1 Place the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Installation will
start automatically.
If the CD-ROM drive does not automatically run:
Select Run from the Start menu, and type x:\Setup.exe
in the Open box (where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM
drive), then click OK.
Note: If the New Hardware Found window appears during the
installation procedure, click
in the upper right corner of the box,
or click Cancel.
2 When the following window opens, connect your printer to
the computer and turn the printer on. Then click Next.
If the printer is already connected and turned on, this
screen does not appear. Skip to the next step.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.15
2
3 Choose the installation type.
•Auto Install: Installs the common software for your
printer, such as printer driver, and User’s Guide. This is
recommeded for most users.
•Custom Install: Allows you to choose the language of the
software and the components you want to install. After
selecting the language and the component(s), click Next.
•View User’s Guide: Opens Samsung ML-1740 Series
User’s Guide. If your computer doesn’t have Adobe
Acrobat, click on this option and it will automatically install
Adobe Acrobat Reader for you.
4 After the installation is finished, the window asking you to
print a test page appears. If you want to print a test page,
select the checkbox and click Next.
Otherwise, just click Next and skip to step 6.
2.16 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
5 When the test page prints out correctly, click Yes.
If not, click No to reprint it.
6 To register yourself as a user of Samsung Printers, select
the checkbox and click Finish. You are now accessed to the
Samsung web site.
Otherwise, just click Finish.
NOTES:
• When you want to use your printer with the parallel cable,
remove the USB cable and connect the parallel cable. Then
repair the printer driver; select Start → Programs → Samsung
ML-1740 Series → Printer Maintenance → Repair → Printer.
If you have replaced the parallel cable with the USB cable, do the
same to repair the driver.
• If your printer doesn’t work properly, reinstall the printer driver.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.17
2
Repairing the Printer software
Repair is required if your installation fails.
1 From the Start menu, select Programs.
2 Select Samsung ML-1740 Series and then Printer
Maintenance.
3 Select Repair and then click Next.
NOTE: If your printer is not connected to the computer, the
Connect Samsung ML-1740 Series window opens. After connecting
the printer, click Next.
4 Select the components you want to reinstall and click Next.
5 If you select Printer, follow steps 4 and 5 on page 2.16.
6 When the reinstallation is done, click Finish.
2.18 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Removing the Printer software
1 From the Start menu, select Programs.
2 Select Samsung ML-1740 Series and then Printer
Driver Maintenence .
3 Select Remove and then click Next.
4 Select the components you want to remove and click Next.
5 When you are asked to confirm your selection, click OK.
6 Aftern the software is removed, click Finish.
Changing the Display Language
After installation of the software, you can change the display
language. If you installed the Status Monitor, the selected
language is applied to it.
1 From the Start menu, select Programs.
2 Select Samsung ML-1740 Series and Language
Selection.
3 Select the language you want from the language selection
window and click OK.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.19
2
Viewing the User’s Guide
After installing the printer software, you can view User’s Guide
in PDF format at any time from your Windows desktop.
1 From the Start menu, select Programs.
2 Select Samsung ML-1740 Series and View User’s
Guide.
Adobe Acrobat automatically runs and then the User’s Guide
opens.
NOTE: If your computer doesn’t have Adobe Acrobat, selecting
the View User’s Guide option automatically installs Adobe
Acrobat for you. After installing is complete, repeats step 1 and 2.
2.20 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
3
Using Print Materials
This chapter will help you understand types of paper you
can use with this printer and how to properly load paper in
the tray for the best print quality.
This chapter includes:
• Choosing Paper and Other Materials
• Selecting the Output Location
• Loading Paper
• Printing on Envelopes
• Printing on Labels
• Printing on Transparencies
• Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Materials
• Printing on Preprinted Paper
Choosing Paper and Other Materials
You can print on a variety of print materials, such as plain paper,
envelopes, labels, transparencies and so on. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25. To get the best possible print
quality, use only high-quality copier-grade paper.
When you choose print materials, consider the followings:
• Desired outcome: The paper you choose should be
appropriate for the project.
• Size: You can use any size paper that fits easily within the
paper adjusters of the paper feeder.
• Weight: Your printer supports paper weight as follows:
• 16~24 lbs (60~90 g/m2) bond for the tray
• 16~43 lbs (60~163 g/m2) bond for the manual feeder
• Brightness: Some papers are whiter than others and produce
sharper, more vibrant images.
• Surface smoothness: The smoothness of the paper affects
how crisp the printing looks on the paper.
CAUTION: Using a material that does not conform to the
specification listed in the paper specification can cause problems
that may require service. This service is not covered by the
warranty or service agreements.
3.2 USING PRINT MATERIALS
Sizes and Capacities
Input Source/Capacitya
Size
Tray
Manual Feeder
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
250
1
Plain Paper
Legal (8.5 x 14 in.)
250
1
Executive (7.25 x 10.5 in.)
250
1
Folio (8.5 x 13 in.)
250
1
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
250
1
B5 (182 x 257 mm)
250
1
A5 (148 x 210 mm)
250
1
A6 (105 x 148 mm)
250
1
-
1
1
1
1
1
1
-
1
1
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
-
1
1
Card stocksb
-
1
3
Envelopesb
No. 10 (4.12 x 9.5 in.)
Monarch (3.87 x 7.5 in.)
C5 (162 x 229 mm)
DL (110 x 220 mm)
B5 (176 x 250 mm)
C6 (114 x 162 mm)
Labelsb
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Transparenciesb
a. Depending on paper thickness, the maximum capacity may be reduced.
b. If you are experiencing excessive jamming, feed one sheet at a time through the
manual feeder.
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3.3
Guidelines for Paper and Special Materials
When selecting or loading paper, envelopes, or other special
materials, keep these guidelines in mind:
• Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper
can cause paper jams and poor print quality.
• Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multi-part paper.
• Use only high-quality, copier grade paper for the best print
quality.
• Do not use paper that has been already printed on or that has
been fed through a photocopier.
• Do not use paper with irregularities, such as tabs or staples.
• Do not attempt to load any feeder during printing and never
overfill the feeder. This could cause a paper jam.
• Avoid paper with embossed lettering, perforations, or texture
that is too smooth or too rough.
• Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white
photocopy paper. The pigments must withstand the printer’s
fusing temperature of 400°F (205°C) for 0.1 second without
deterioration. Do not use paper with a colored coating that was
added after the paper was produced.
• Preprinted forms must be printed with nonflammable, heatresistant ink that do not melt, vaporize, or release hazardous
emissions when subject to the printer’s approximately 400°F
(205°C) fusing temperature for 0.1 second.
• Store paper in its ream wrapper until ready to use. Place
cartons on pallets or shelves, not on the floor.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the paper, whether it is
packaged or unpackaged.
• Keep paper away from moisture, direct sunlight or other
conditions that can cause it to wrinkle or curl.
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Selecting the Output Location
The printer has two output locations: the rear output tray and
the top output tray.
ƒ Top output tray
ƒ Rear output tray
3
To use the top output tray, be sure the rear output tray is closed.
To use the rear output tray, open it.
Notes:
• If paper coming out of the top output tray has problems, such as
excessive curl, try printing to the rear output tray.
• To avoid paper jams, do not open or close the rear output tray
while the printer is printing.
Printing to the Top Output Tray (Face down)
The top output tray collects paper face-down, in correct order.
The top output tray should be used for most print jobs.
Note: If you continuously print many pages, the surface of the
output tray may become hot. Be careful not to touch the surface,
especially for children.
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3.5
Printing to the Rear Output Tray (Face up)
The printer always prints to the rear output tray if it is open.
Paper comes out of the printer face-up, and each time a sheet
of paper comes out, it falls down from the printer.
Printing from the Manual Feeder to the rear output tray provides
the straight paper path. Opening the rear output tray might
improve the output quality with the following:
• envelopes
• labels
• transparencies
To open the rear output tray:
1 Open the rear door by pulling it down. The cover functions
as the output tray.
Note: Please be careful when you open the rear cover. The inside
of the printer maybe hot.
3.6 USING PRINT MATERIALS
2 If you do not want to print to the rear output tray then close
the tray. The pages will stack on the top output tray.
3
Loading Paper
Proper paper loading helps prevent paper jams and ensure
trouble-free printing. Do not remove the tray while a job is
printing. Doing so may cause a paper jam. See “Sizes and
Capacities” on page 3.3 for acceptable paper size and capacities
for each tray.
The paper level bar on the front of the paper tray shows the
amount of paper currently in the tray. When the tray is empty,
the indicator of the bar is lowered.
Paper full œ
œPaper empty
Using the Tray
The tray holds 250 sheets of paper. See “Sizes and Capacities”
on page 3.3 for acceptable paper size and capacities of each
tray.
Load a stack of paper into the tray and print. for details about
loading paper in the tray, see “Loading Paper” on page 2.6.
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3.7
Using the Manual Feeder
If you select Manual Feed in the Source option, you can
manually load paper in the manual feeder. Manually loading
paper can be helpful when you want to check the print quality
after each page is printed.
If you experience a paper jam from the tray, load one sheet of
paper at a time into the manual feeder.
1 Load the print material in the manual feeder with the print
side up.
Adjust the paper guide against the print material without
bending the paper.
2 When you print a document, you must select Manual Feed
for Source from the software application, and then select
the correct paper size and type. For details, see page 4.6.
3 Press the Cancel button on the printer to start feeding.
4 Printing is started.
5 If you are printing multiple pages, load the next sheet after
the first page prints out, and press the Cancel button.
Repeat this step for every page to be printed.
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In Manual Feed mode, you can’t cancel a print job by pressing
the Cancel button.
To cancel a print job in Manual Feed mode:
1 Turn the printer off.
2 Double-click the
icon at right bottom of the window.
3
Double-click this icon to view
the queue of the print jobs.
3 Select a job you want to cancel.
4 For Windows 9x/Me, select Cancel Printing from
Document menu.
For Windows NT/2000/XP, select Cancel from Document
menu.
5 When the jobs are removed from the list. Turn the printer
on.
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3.9
Printing on Envelopes
Guidelines
• Only use envelopes recommended for laser printers. Before
loading envelopes in the manual feeder, make sure that they
are undamaged and are not stuck together.
• Do not feed stamped envelopes.
• Never use envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated
lining, or self-stick adhesives. These envelopes may severely
damage the printer.
1 Open the rear output tray. Load the envelopes into the
manual feeder with the flap side down.
The stamp area is on the left side and the end of the
envelope with the stamp area enters the feeder first.
2 Adjust the guide to the edge of the envelope stack.
3.10 USING PRINT MATERIALS
3 When you print on envelopes, you must select Manual
Feed for Source from the software application, and then
select the correct paper size and type. For details, see
page 4.6.
4 Press the Cancel button to start feeding.
Note: Please be careful when you open the rear cover. The inside
of the printer maybe hot.
5 Printing is started. Close the rear output tray after the
printing is completed.
USING PRINT MATERIALS 3.11
3
Printing on Labels
Guidelines
• Only use labels recommended for laser printers.
• Verify that the labels’ adhesive material can tolerate fusing
temperature of 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second.
• Make sure that there is no exposed adhesive material
between the labels. Exposed areas can cause labels to peel
off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed
adhesive can also cause damage to printer components.
• Do not feed a sheet of label through the printer more than
once. The adhesive backing is designed for one pass through
the printer.
• Do not use labels that are separating from the backing sheet
or are wrinkled, bubbled, or otherwise damaged.
1 Open the rear output tray. Load labels in the manual feeder
with print side up.
2 Adjust the guide to fit the width of the labels.
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3 When you print on labels, you must select Manual Feed for
Source from the software application, and then select the
correct paper size and type. For details, see page 4.6.
Note: Please be careful when you open the rear cover. The inside
of the printer maybe hot.
4 Press the Cancel button to start feeding. Printing is started.
Close the rear output tray after the printing is completed.
Note: To prevent labels from sticking to each other, do not let the
printed label sheets stack up as they are printed out.
Printing on Transparencies
Guidelines
• Only use transparencies recommended for use in laser
printers.
• Ensure that transparencies are not wrinkled, curled, or have
any torn edges.
• Hold the transparencies by the edges and avoid touching the
print side. Oils deposited on the transparency can cause print
quality problems.
• Be careful not to scratch or leave fingerprints on the print
side.
1 Open the rear output tray. Load transparencies in the
manual feeder with print side up, and the top with the
adhesive strip going first.
USING PRINT MATERIALS 3.13
3
2 Adjust the guide to fit the width of the transparencies.
3 When you print on transparencies, you must select Manual
Feed for Source from the software application, and then
select the correct paper size and type. For details, see
page 4.6.
Note: Please be careful when you open the rear cover. The inside
of the printer maybe hot.
4 Press the Cancel button to start feeding.
Printing is started. Close the rear output tray after the
printing is completed.
Notes:
• To prevent transparencies from sticking to each other, do not let
the printed sheets stack up as they are printed out.
• Place transparencies on a flat surface after removing them from
the printer.
3.14 USING PRINT MATERIALS
Printing on Card Stock or
Custom-sized Materials
Postcards, 3.5 by 5.83 in.(index) cards and other custom-sized
materials can be printed with this printer. The minimum size is
76 by 127mm(3.0 by 5.0 in.) and the maximum size is 216 by
356mm(8.5 by 14 in.).
Guidelines
• Always insert the short-edge into the Manual Feeder first. If
you want to print in landscape mode, make this selection
through your software. Inserting paper long-edge first may
cause a paper jam.
• Do not print on media smaller than 76mm (3.0 in.) wide or
127mm(5.0 in.) long.
• When you print on 76mm x 127mm sized media with loading
into the tray, open the rear output tray.
1 Open the rear output tray. Load print material with print
side up, short edge first and against the left edge of the
feeder.
2 Adjust the guide to fit the width of the material.
USING PRINT MATERIALS 3.15
3
3 When you print on card stocks or the custom-sized paper,
you must select Manual Feed for Source from the
software application, and then select the correct paper size
and type. For details, see page 4.6.
Note: If the size of your print material is not listed in the Size box
in the Paper tab of the printer driver properties, click Add
Custom button and set the size manually. See page 4.6.
4 Press the Cancel button to start feeding.
Printing is started. Close the rear output tray after the
printing is completed.
Printing on Preprinted Paper
Preprinted paper is paper that has some type of printing placed
on it before it is sent through the printer (paper that has a
preprinted logo at the top of the page, for example).
Guidelines
• Letterheads must be printed with heat-resistant ink that will
not melt, vaporize, or release hazardous emissions when
subjected to the printer’s fusing temperature of 400 °F
(205 °C) for 0.1 second.
• Ink on letterheads must be non-flammable and should not
adversely affect any printer rollers.
• Forms and letterheads should be sealed in a moisture-proof
wrapping to prevent changes during storage.
• Before you load preprinted paper as forms and letterheads,
verify that the ink on the paper is dry. During the fusing
process, wet ink can come off preprinted paper.
Note: Please avoice using carbon paper because it may cause the
printer a mechanical trouble.
3.16 USING PRINT MATERIALS
1 Load letterheads into the tray you want to use, as shown in
the figures below. Adjust the guides to fit the width of the
paper stack.
Load with the design face
down, bottom edge
towards the printer.
3
Load with the design face
up, top edge towards the
printer.
2 When you print, configure the paper source, type and size
properly in the software application. For details, see
page 4.6.
USING PRINT MATERIALS 3.17
NOTE
3.18 USING PRINT MATERIALS
4
Printing Tasks
This chapter explains the printing options and common
printing tasks.
This chapter includes:
• Printing a Document
• Setting Paper Properties
• Using the Toner Save Mode
• Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper (NUp Printing)
• Scaling Your Document
• Fitting Your Document to a Selected Paper Size
• Printing Posters
• Setting Graphic Properties
• Printing Watermarks
• Printing Overlays
• Using the Status Monitor
• Setting Up Locally Shared Printer
Printing a Document
The following procedure describes the general steps required for
printing from various Windows applications. The exact steps for
printing a document may vary depending on the application
program you are using. Refer to the User’s Guide of your
software application for the exact printing procedure.
1 Open the document you want to print.
2 Select Print from the File menu. The Print window is
displayed (It may look slightly different depending on your
application).
The basic print settings are selected within the Print
window. These settings include the number of copies and
print range.
Make sure that your
printer is selected.
3 To take advantage of the printer features provided by your
printer, click Properties in the application’s print window
and go to step 4.
If you see Setup, Printer, or Options, click that button
instead. Then click Properties in the next screen.
4.2 PRINTING TASKS
4 Now you see the Samsung ML-1740 series Properties
window, which allows you to access all the information you
will need when using your printer.
The Layout tab is first displayed.
The preview image
shows the sample page
with the settings you
currently specified.
4
If necessary, select the Orientation option.
The Orientation option allows you to select the direction in
which information is printed on a page.
•Portrait prints across the width of the page, letter style.
•Landscape prints across the length of the page, spreadsheet
style.
•Rotate allows you to rotate the page in the selected degrees.
You can select 0 or 180 degrees.
œ Landscape
œ Portrait
5 From the Paper tab, select the paper source, size and type.
For further details, see page 4.6.
6 Click other tabs on the top of the Samsung ML-1740 series
Properties window to access other features, if needed.
PRINTING TASKS
4.3
7 When you complete setting the properties, click OK until
the Print window is displayed.
8 Click OK to start printing.
Notes:
• Most Windows applications will override settings you specify in
the printer driver. Change all print settings available in the
software application first, and change any remaining settings
using the printer driver.
• The settings you change remain in effect only while you are
using the current program. To make your changes
permanent, make them in the Printers folder. Follows this
procedure.
1
Click the Windows Start button.
2
For Windows 9x/Me/2000/NT, select Settings, and then
Printers.
For Windows XP, select Printers and Faxes.
3
Select the Samsung ML-1740 Series printer.
4
Click the right mouse button on the printer icon and:
• In Windows 9x/Me, select Properties.
• In Windows 2000/XP, select Printing Preferences.
• In Windows NT, select Document Defaults.
5
Change the settings on each tab, and click OK.
Canceling a Print Job
There are two ways to cancel a print job.
To stop a print job from the Control Panel
Press the Cancel button on the control panel.
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The printer will finish printing the page that is moving through
the printer and delete the rest of the print job. Pressing Cancel
cancels only the current job in the printer. If more than one print
job is in the printer memory, Cancel must be pressed once for
each job.
To stop a print job from the Printers folder
1 From the windows Start menu, select Settings.
2 Select Printers to open the Printers window, and doubleclick the Samsung ML-1740 Series icon.
3 From the Document menu, select Cancel Printing
(Windows 9x/Me) or Cancel (Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP).
Using a Favorite Setting
The Favorites option, which is visible on each properties tab,
allows you to save the current properties settings for future use.
To save a Favorites item:
1 Change the settings as needed on each tab.
2 Enter a name for the item in the Favorites input box.
3 Click Save.
To use a saved setting, just select the item from the Favorites
drop down list.
To delete a favorite setting item, select the desired item from
the list and click Delete.
You can also restore the printer driver’s default settings by
selecting Printer Default from the list.
Using Help
This printer has a help screen that can be activated by the Help
button in the printer’s properties window. These help screen
give detailed information about the printer features provided by
the printer driver.
You can also click
from the upper right hand corner, and then
click on any setting.
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4.5
4
Setting Paper Properties
Use the following options to set the basic paper handling needs
when you access the printer properties. See page 4.2 for more
information on accessing printer properties.
Click the Paper tab to access various paper properties.
➀
➁
➂
➃
Property
Description
➀
Copies allows you to choose the number of
copies to be printed. You can enter up to
999.
➁
Size option allows you to choose the size of
paper you loaded into the tray.
If the required size is not listed in the Size
box, click Add Custom. When the Custom
Page Size window appears, set the paper
and click OK. The size setting appears in the
size list so that you can select it.
Enter the custom
name you want
to use.
Enter the paper
size.
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Property
➂
Description
Make sure that Source is set to the
corresponding paper tray.
Manual Feed source is used when you use
the Manual Feeder to print using special
materials. You have to load one sheet at a
time into the the printer. see page 3.8.
If the paper source is set to Auto Select,
the printer automatically selects paper
from the Manual Feeder first and then from
the Tray.
➃
Make sure the Type is set to Printer
Default. If you load a different type of
print materials, select the corresponding
paper type. For further information on print
materials, refer to chapter 3 "Using Print
Materials".
If you use cotton paper, set the paper type
to Thick for the best printing.
To use recycled paper, which weights from
20lb to 24lb, or other colored paper, select
Color Paper.
PRINTING TASKS
4.7
4
Using the Toner Save Mode
Toner Save mode allows the printer to use less toner on each
page. Selecting this option will extend the life of your toner
cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but will reduce print
quality.
There are two ways to enable the Toner Save mode:
From the Control Panel
Press the Cancel button on the control panel. The printer must
be in Ready mode (On Line/Error green LED is on).
• If the Toner Save LED is on, the mode is enabled and the
printer uses less toner to print a page.
• If the Toner Save LED is off, the mode is disabled and the
printer prints in the normal mode.
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From the software application
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 Click the Graphics tab, and select the Toner Save option.
You can select from:
•Printer Setting: If you select this option, this feature is
determined by the setting you’ve made on the control
panel of the printer.
•On: Select this option to allow the printer to use less toner
on each page.
•Off: If you don’t need to save toner to print a document,
select this option.
3 Click OK.
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4.9
4
Printing Multiple Pages on One
Sheet of Paper (N-Up Printing)
You can select the number of pages to print on a single sheet of
paper. To print more than one page per sheet, the pages will
appear decreased in size and arranged on the sheet. You can
print up to 16 pages on one sheet.
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 From the Layout tab, choose Multiple Pages per Side in
the Type drop-down list.
3 Select the number of pages you want to print per sheet (1,
2, 4, 9 or 16) in the Pages per Side drop-down list.
Check Print Page Border to print a border around each
page on the sheet. Print Page Border is enabled only if
the Pages per Side is 2, 4, 9, or 16.
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4 Select the page order, if necessary.
1 2
1 3
2 1
3 1
3 4
2 4
4 3
4 2
Right then
Down
Down then
Right
Left then
Down
Down then
Left
5 Click the Paper tab, select the paper source, size and type.
6 Click OK and print the document.
4
PRINTING TASKS 4.11
Scaling Your Document
You can scale your print job on a page.
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 From the Layout tab, select Reduce/Enlarge in the Type
drop-down list.
3 Enter the desired scaling rate in the Percentage input box.
You can also click the œor ƒ button.
4 Click the Paper tab, select the paper source, size and type.
5 Click OK and print the document.
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Fitting Your Document to a Selected
Paper Size
A
This printer feature allows you to scale your print job to any
selected paper size regardless of the digital document size. This
can be useful when you want to check fine details on a small
document.
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 From the Layout tab, select Fit to Page in the Type dropdown list.
4
3 Select the correct size from the Target Paper drop-down
list.
4 Click the Paper tab, select the paper source, size and type.
5 Click OK and print the document.
PRINTING TASKS 4.13
Printing Posters
This feature allows you to print a single-page document onto 4,
9, or 16 sheets of paper, for the purpose of pasting the sheets
together to form one poster-size document.
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 Click the Layout tab, select Poster in the Type drop-down
list.
3 Configure the poster option:
You can select the page layout from 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4. If you
select 2x2, the output will be automatically stretched to
cover 4 physical pages.
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Specify an overlap in millimeter or inch to make it easier to
reconstruct the resulting poster.
4 Click the Paper tab, select the paper source, size and type.
5 Click OK and print the document. You can complete the
poster by reconstructing the results.
4
PRINTING TASKS 4.15
Setting Graphic Properties
Use the following Graphic options to adjust the print quality for
your specific printing needs. See page 4.2 for more information
on accessing printer properties.
Click the Graphics tab to display the properties shown below.
➀
➁
➂
Property
➀
Resolution
➁
Toner Save
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Description
You can select the printing resolution by
choosing from 600 dpi (Normal) or 300
dpi (Draft). The higher the setting, the
sharper the clarity of printed characters and
graphics. Higher settings may increase time
it takes to print a document.
Selecting this option will extend the life of
your toner cartridge and reduce your cost per
page without a significant reduction in print
quality. For detailed information about this
mode, see page 4.8.
Property
➂
Description
You can set advanced settings by clicking the
Advanced Options button.
Advanced
Options
4
Darkness
Use this option to lighten or darken the image
appearance in your print.
• Normal: This setting is for normal
documents.
• Light: This setting is for bolder line widths or
darker gray-scale images.
• Dark: This setting is for finer line width,
higher definition in graphics, and lighter grayscale images.
When the Darken Text option is checked, all
text in your document is allowed to print darker
than a normal document.
PRINTING TASKS 4.17
Property
➂
Advanced
Options
(continued)
Description
True-Type Options
This option determines what the driver tells the
printer about how to image the text in your
document. Select the appropriate setting
according to the status of your document.
• Download as Bit Image: When this option
is selected, the driver will download the font
data as bitmap images. Documents with
complicated fonts, such as Korean or Chinese,
or various types of fonts will print faster in
this setting.
• Print as Graphics: When this option is
selected, the driver will download any fonts as
graphics. When printing documents with high
graphic content and relatively few TrueType
fonts, printing performance (speed) may be
enhanced in this setting.
When the Print All Text Black is checked, all
text in your document is allowed to print solid
black, regardless of the color it appears on the
screen. When it is not checked, colored text is
allowed to print in shades of gray.
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Printing Watermarks
The Watermark option allows you to print text over an existing
document. For example, you may want to have large gray letters
reading “DRAFT” or “CONFIDENTIAL” printed diagonally across
the first page or all pages of a document.
There are several predefined watermarks that come with the
printer, and they can be modified or you can add new ones to
the list.
Using an existing Watermark
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 Click the Extras tab, and select the desired watermark in
the Watermark drop-down list. You will see the selected
watermark in the preview image.
3 Click OK to start printing.
PRINTING TASKS 4.19
4
Creating a Watermark
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 Click the Extras tab, and click the Edit button in the
Watermark section. The Watermarks window appears.
3 You can enter the desired text message in the Watermark
Message box.
This will be displayed in the preview window. The preview
image is provided so that you can see how the watermark
will appear on the printed page.
If the First Page Only box is checked, the watermark will be
printed on the first page only.
4 Select the desired watermark options.
You can select the font type and size, and color from the
Font Attributes section, and set the angle of the
watermark from the Message Angle section.
5 Click Add to add a new watermark to the list.
6 When you complete editing, click OK and start printing.
To stop printing the watermark, select <No Watermark> in the
Watermark drop-down list.
4.20 PRINTING TASKS
Editing a Watermark
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 Click the Extras tab, and click the Edit button in the
Watermark section. The Watermarks window appears.
3 Select the watermark you want to edit in the Current
Watermarks list, and change the watermark message and
the options. Refer to “Creating a Watermark” on page 4.20.
4 Click Update to save the changes.
5 Click OK.
4
Deleting a Watermark
1 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
2 From the Extras tab, click the Edit button in the
Watermark section.
3 Select the watermark you want to delete in the Current
Watermarks list, and click Delete.
4 Click OK.
PRINTING TASKS 4.21
Printing Overlays
What is an Overlay?
Dear ABC
Regards
WORLD BEST
An overlay is text and/or images stored in the computer hard
disk drive(HDD) as a special file format that can be printed on
any document. Overlays are often used to take the place of
preprinted forms and letterhead paper. Rather than using
preprinted letterhead, you can create an overlay containing the
exact same information that is currently on your letterhead. To
print a letter with your company’s letterhead, you do not need
to load preprinted letterhead paper in the printer. You need only
tell the printer to print the letterhead overlay on your document.
Creating a New Page Overlay
To use a page overlay, you must create a new page overlay
containing your logo or image.
1 Create or open a document containing text or an image for
use in a new page overlay. Position the items exactly as you
wish them to appear when printed as an overlay. If needed,
save the file for later use.
WORLD BEST
2 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
3 Click the Extras tab, and click Edit button in the Overlay
section.
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4 In the Overlays window, click Create Overlay.
5 In the Create Overlay window, type a name of up to eight
characters in the File name box. Select the destination
path, if necessary. (The default is C:\Formover).
6 Click Save. You will see the name in the Overlay List.
7 Click OK or Yes until you complete creating.
The file is not printed out. Instead it will be stored on your
computer HDD disk.
Note: The overlay document size must be the same as documents
you will print with the overlay. Do not create an overlay with a
watermark.
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Using a Page Overlay
After an overlay has been created, it is ready to be printed with
your document. To print an overlay with a document:
1 Create or open the document you want to print.
2 To change the print settings from your software application,
access the printer properties. See page 4.2.
3 Click the Extras tab.
4 Select the desired overlay from the Overlay drop-down list
box.
5 If the desired overlay file does not appear in the Overlay
list, click Edit button and Load Overlay, and select the
overlay file.
If you have stored the overlay file you want to use into an
external source, you can also load the file when you access
the Load Overlay window.
After you select the file, click Open. The file is now shown
in the Overlay List box and is available for printing. Select
the overlay from the Overlay List box.
4.24 PRINTING TASKS
6 If necessary, click Confirm page Overlay When Printing.
If this box is checked, a message window will appear each
time you submit a document for printing, asking you to
confirm your wish to print an overlay on your document.
Answering Yes to the window means that the selected
overlay will be printed with your document. Answering No
to the window cancels overlay printing.
If this box is empty and an overlay has been selected, the
overlay will be automatically printed with your document.
7 Click OK or Yes until the printing starts.
The selected overlay will be downloaded with your print job
and printed on your document.
Note: The resolution of the overlay document must be the same
as that of the document you will print with the overlay.
Deleting a Page Overlay
You can delete page overlays that are no longer used.
1 In the printer properties window, click the Extras tab.
2 Click Edit in the Overlay section.
3 Select the overlay you want to delete from the Overlay
List box.
4 Click Delete Overlay.
5 Click OK until you exit the Print window.
PRINTING TASKS 4.25
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Using the Status Monitor
If you installed the Status Monitor software, you can check the
current status of the printer whenever you want. If an error
occurs in your printer, the Status Monitor window appears,
showing the error.
Opening the Status Monitor
1 Double click the Status monitor icon on the Windows task
bar.
Double click
this icon.
Or, select Programs from Start, Samsung ML-1740 Series ,
and Samsung Printer Status Monitor.
2 The Samsung ML-1740 Series Status monitor window
appears.
You can change the
Status Monitor
program setting.
To use Help, click
this icon.
You can check the
version of the
Status Monitor.
4.26 PRINTING TASKS
Changing the Status Monitor Program Setting
From the Status Monitor window if you click the configuration
icon
, you can see the following window.
• Always On Top always shows the Status monitor window on
the top of the window regardless of other open programs.
• Pop up the Status Monitor Screen when print error
occurs shows the Status monitor window when an error
occurs in the printer.
• Enable Error Indicator with Tray icon shows the blinking
tray icon which indicates an error occurs in your printer.
Note: When the Status monitor window appears to indicate an
error, you can see the corresponding solution.
Click this icon
to cancel the
current print
job.
Error message
is displayed.
To solve the problem,
follow this solution.
Click this to see the
video clip of the
solution.
PRINTING TASKS 4.27
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Setting Up Locally Shared Printer
You can connect the printer directly to a selected computer,
which is called “host computer”, on the network. The printer can
be shared by other users on the network through a Windows 9x,
Me, 2000, XP or NT 4.0 network printer connection.
Windows 9x/Me
Setting Up Host Computer
1 Start Windows.
2 From the Start menu, select Control Panel, and doubleclick on the Network icon.
3 Check the File and Print Sharing box, and click OK.
4 Click Start and select Printers from Settings, and doubleclick your printer name.
5 Select Properties in the Printer menu.
6 Click the Sharing tab, and check the Shared As box. Fill in
the Shared Name field, and then click OK.
Setting Up Client PC
1 Right-click Start, and select Explorer.
2 Open your network folder in the left column.
3 Right-click the shared name, and select Capture Printer
Port.
4 Select the port you want, check the Reconnect at log on
box, and then click OK.
5 From the Start menu, select Settings and Printers.
6 Double-click your printer icon.
7 From the Printer menu, select Properties.
8 Press the Details tab, select the printer port, and click OK.
4.28 PRINTING TASKS
Windows NT/2000/XP
Setting Up Host Computer
1 Start Windows.
2 From the Start menu, select Settings and Printers.
(Windows NT/2000)
From the Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
(Windows XP)
3 Double-click your printer icon.
4 From the Printer menu, select Sharing.
5 Check the Shared box. (Windows NT)
Check the Shared As box. (Windows 2000)
Check the Share this printer box. (Windows XP)
6 Fill in the Share Name field, and than click OK.
(Windows NT)
Fill in the Shared Name field, and then click OK.
(Windows 2000/XP)
Setting Up Client PC
1 Right-click Start, and select Explorer.
2 Open your network folder in the left column.
3 Click the shared name.
4 From the Start menu, select Settings and Printers.
(Windows NT/2000)
From the Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
(Windows XP)
5 Double-click your printer icon.
6 From the Printer menu, select Properties.
7 Press the Ports tab, and click Add Port.
PRINTING TASKS 4.29
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8 Select Local Port, and click New Port.
9 Fill in the Enter a port name field, and enter the shared
name.
10 Click OK, and click Close.
11 Click OK. (Windows NT)
Click Apply, and click OK. (Windows 2000/XP)
4.30 PRINTING TASKS
5
Maintaining Your Printer
This chapter provides suggestions for maintaining the toner
cartridge and the printer.
This chapter includes:
• Maintaining the Toner Cartridge
• Cleaning the Printer
• Consumables and Replacement Parts
Maintaining the Toner Cartridge
Toner cartridge storage
To get the maximum results from the toner cartridge, keep the
following guidelines in mind.
• Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until ready
for use.
• Do not refill the toner cartridge. The printer warranty does
not cover damage caused by using a refilled cartridge.
• Store toner cartridges in the same environment as the printer.
• To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to
light for more than a few minute.
Toner cartridge life expectancy
The life of the toner cartridge depends on the amount of toner
that print jobs require. When printing text at 5% coverage, a
new toner cartridge lasts an average of 3,000 pages. (The
original toner cartridge supplied with the printer lasts an
average of 1,000 pages.)
Saving toner
To save toner, press the Cancel button on the printer control
panel. The button will be lit. You can also enable the Toner Save
in the printer properties. Refer to “Using the Toner Save Mode”
on page 4.8. Selecting this option will extend the life of the toner
cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but will reduce the
print quality.
5.2 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Redistributing Toner
When toner is low, faded or light areas may appear on a printed
page. You may be able to temporarily improve the print quality
by redistributing the toner. The following procedures may allow
you to finish the current print job before replacing the toner
cartridge.
1 Grasp the front cover and pull it toward you to open.
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2 Push the toner cartridge down and remove it from the
printer.
Cautions:
• Avoid reaching too far into the printer. The fusing area may be
hot.
• To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to
light for more than a few minutes.
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
5.3
3 Gently shake the toner cartridge from side to side five or six
times to redistribute the toner.
Note: If the toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry
cloth and wash clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into
fabric.
4 Reinsert the toner cartridge into the printer. Ensure that the
toner cartridge snaps into place.
5 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely
closed. If it is not firmly closed, printing errors may occur
when you print.
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
If the print remains light after redistributing toner (see
page 5.3), replace the toner cartridge.
Remove the old cartridge and install a new toner cartridge. See
“Installing the Toner Cartridge” on page 2.4.
5.4 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Cleaning the Printer
To maintain the print quality, follow the cleaning procedures
below each time the toner cartridge is replaced or if print quality
problems occur.
Note: While cleaning the inside of the printer, be careful not to
touch the transfer roller (located underneath the toner cartridge).
Oil from your fingers can cause print quality problems.
Caution: Cleaning the cabinet of the printer with surfactants
containing large amounts of alcohol, solvent or other strong
substances can discolor or crack the cabinet.
Cleaning the Outside
Clean the cabinet of the printer with a soft, lint-free cloth. You
can dampen the cloth slightly with water, but be careful not to
be let any water drip onto the printer or inside of it.
Cleaning the Inside
During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles can
accumulate inside the printer. This buildup can cause print
quality problems, such as toner specs or smearing. Cleaning the
inside of the printer will eliminate or reduce these problems.
Cleaning inside the printer
1 Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord, then wait
for the printer to cool.
2 Open the front cover. Push down the toner cartridge and
remove it from the printer.
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
5.5
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3 With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe away any dust and spilled
toner from the toner cartridge area and the toner cartridge
cavity.
Note: To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it
to light for more than a few minute. Cover it with a piece of paper,
if necessary. Also, do not touch the black transfer roller inside the
printer.
4 Reinsert the toner cartridge and close the cover. Make sure
that the cover is securely closed. If it is not firmly closed,
printing errors may occur when you print.
5 Plug in the power cord, and turn the printer on.
5.6 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Printing a cleaning sheet
If you are experiencing blurred, faded or smeared printouts.
Printing a cleaning sheet cleans the drum inside the toner
cartridge. This process will produce a page with toner debris,
which should be discarded.
1 Ensure that the printer is turned on and in the Ready mode
with paper loaded in the tray.
2 Press and hold down the Cancel button on the control
panel for about 10 seconds.
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3 Your printer automatically picks up a sheet of paper from
the tray and prints out a cleaning sheet with dust or toner
particles on it.
Note: The cartridge cleaning process takes some time. To stop
printing, turn the power off.
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
5.7
Consumables and Replacement
Parts
From time to time, you will need to replace the roller and fuser
unit to maintain top performance and avoid print quality
problems and paper feed problems resulting from worn parts.
The following items should be replaced after you have printed a
specified number of pages. See the table below.
Items
Yield (Average)
Paper Feeding Roller
60,000
Transfer Roller
60,000
Pick-up roller
60,000
Fuser Unit
60,000
To purchase the consumables and replacement parts, contact
Samsung dealer or the place where you bought your product.
We strongly recommend that items be installed by a trained
service personnel.
5.8 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
6
Solving Problems
This chapter provides helpful information for what to do if
you encounter an error while using your printer.
This chapter includes:
• Troubleshooting Checklist
• Solving General Printing Problems
• Clearing Paper Jams
• Solving Print Quality Problems
• Troubleshooting Error Messages
• Common Windows Problems
• Common Macintosh Problems
• Common Linux Problems
Troubleshooting Checklist
If the printer is not working properly, consult the following
checklist. If the printer does not pass a step, follow the
corresponding troubleshooting suggestions.
Check
Solution
Check the power cord
and the power switch.
Check the power source by plugging into another
outlet.
Make sure that the On
Line/Error LED is on.
In the Ready mode, the On Line/Error LED lights
green. If the On Line/Error LED lights red or blinks,
go to “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 6.18.
Press and hold the
Cancel button to print a
demo page.
• If a demo page does not print, check the paper
supply in the input tray.
Check the demo page to
see if it is printed
correctly.
If there is a print quality problem, go to “Solving Print
Quality Problems” on page 6.12.
Print a short document
from a software
application to verify that
the computer and printer
are connected and are
communicating correctly.
• If the page does not print, check the cable connection
between the printer and the computer.
If completing the
checklist does not
resolve the printer
problem, check the
following troubleshooting
sections.
• “Solving General Printing Problems” on page 6.3.
6.2 SOLVING PROBLEMS
• If the paper jams in the printer, go to “Clearing Paper
Jams” on page 6.7.
• Check the print queue or print spooler to see if the
printer has been paused.
• Check the software application to ensure you are
using the proper printer driver and communication
port. If the page is interrupted during printing, go to
“Solving General Printing Problems” on page 6.3.
• “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 6.18.
• “Common Windows Problems” on page 6.19.
• “Common Macintosh Problems” on page 6.20.
• “Common Linux Problems” on page 6.21.
Solving General Printing Problems
For problems with the operation of your printer, refer to the table
for suggested solutions.
Problem
The Printer
does not print
Possible Cause
Solution
The printer is not
receiving power.
Check the power cord connections. Check
the power switch and the power source.
The printer is not
selected as the default
printer.
Select Samsung ML-1740 Series in the
Printer folder in Windows as your default
printer.
Check the printer for
the following:
• The printer cover is not closed.
• Paper is jammed.
• No paper is loaded.
• The toner cartridge is not installed.
If a printer system error occurs, contact
your service representative.
The printer may be in
Manual Feed mode.
Add paper to the manual feeder and
press the Cancel button on the printer’s
control panel to begin printing.
The connection cable
between the computer
and the printer is not
connected properly.
Disconnect the printer cable and
reconnect it.
The connection cable
between the computer
and the printer is
defective.
If possible, attach the cable to another
computer that is working properly and
print a job. You can also try using a
different printer cable.
The port setting is
incorrect.
Check the Windows printer setting to
make sure that the print job is sent to the
correct port (for example, LTP1). If the
computer has more than one port, make
sure that the printer is attached to the
correct one.
The printer may be
configured incorrectly.
Check the printer properties to ensure
that all print settings are correct.
SOLVING PROBLEMS
6.3
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Problem
Possible Cause
The printer
does not print.
(continued)
The printer driver may
be incorrectly
installed.
Reinstall the printer driver; see
page 2.18. Try printing a demo page.
The printer is
malfunctioning.
Check the LEDs on the control panel to
determine if the printer is indicating a
system error.
Printer selects
materials from
the wrong
paper source.
The paper source
selection in the printer
properties may be
incorrect.
For many software applications, the paper
source selection is found under the Paper
tab within the printer properties. Select
the correct paper source. See page 4.6.
Paper does not
feed into the
printer.
Paper has not been
loaded correctly.
Remove paper from the tray and reload it
correctly.
There is too much
paper in the tray.
Remove excess paper from the tray.
The paper is too thick.
Use only paper that meets the
specifications required by the printer.
The job may be very
complex.
Reduce the complexity of the page or try
adjusting the print quality settings.
Print job is
extremely
slow.
Solution
The maximum print speed of the printer
is 16(A4) or 17(Letter) pages per minute.
Half the page
is blank.
If using Windows 9x/
Me, the Spooling
Setting may be set
incorrectly.
From the Start menu, choose Settings
and Printers. Right-click the Samsung
ML-1740 Serise printer icon, choose
Properties, click the Details tab, and
then choose the Spool Settings button.
Select the desired spool setting.
The page layout is too
complex.
Simplify the page layout and remove any
unnecessary graphics from the document.
The page orientation
setting may be
incorrect.
Change the page orientation in your
application.
The paper size and
the paper size settings
do not match.
Ensure that the paper size in the print
settings matches the paper in the tray.
6.4 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Problem
The paper
keeps
jamming.
The printer
prints, but the
text is wrong,
garbled, or
incomplete.
Possible Cause
Solution
There is too much
paper in the paper
tray.
Remove excess paper from the tray.
If printing on special materials, use the
manual feeder.
An incorrect type of
paper is being used.
Use only paper that meets the
specifications required by the printer.
An incorrect output
method is being used.
Special print materials, such as thick
paper, should not be printed using the top
output tray (face-down). Use the rear
output tray (face-up) instead.
There may be debris
inside the machine.
Open the front cover and remove the
debris.
The printer cable is
loose or defective.
Disconnect the printer cable and
reconnect. Try a print job that you have
already printed successfully. If possible,
attach the cable and printer to another
computer and try a print job that you
know works. Finally, try a new printer
cable.
The wrong printer
driver was selected.
Check the application’s printer selection
menu to ensure that your printer is
selected.
The software
application is
malfunctioning.
Try printing a job from another
application.
The operating system
is malfunctioning.
If printing from Windows (any version),
exit to a DOS prompt and verify
functionality with the following command:
At a C:\ prompt, type Dir LPT1, and
press Enter. (This assumes you are
connected to LPT1.) Exit Windows and
reboot the computer. Turn the printer off
and then back on again.
SOLVING PROBLEMS
6.5
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Problem
Possible Cause
Pages print,
but are blank.
The toner cartridge is
defective or out of
toner.
Solution
Redistribute the toner, if necessary. See
page 5.3.
If necessary, replace the toner cartridge.
The
illustrations
print
incorrectly in
Adobe
Illustrator.
The file may have
blank pages.
Check the file to ensure it does not
contain blank pages.
Some parts, such as
the controller or the
board, may be
defective.
Contact a service representative.
The setting in the
software application is
wrong.
Print the document with selecting
Download as Bit Image in the
Advanced options of the Graphic
properties.
ATTENTION:
If you have any printing problem after your printer prints about 60,000 pages, you must
contact the customer service to replace the transfer roller.
6.6 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Clearing Paper Jams
Occasionally, paper can be jammed during a print job. Some of
causes include:
• The tray is loaded improperly or overfilled.
• The tray has been pulled out during a print job.
• The front cover has been opened during a print job.
• Paper that does not meet paper specifications has been used.
See “Paper Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Paper that is outside of the supported size range has been
used. See “Paper Specifications” on page 7.25.
If a paper jam occurs, the On Line/Error LED on the control
panel lights red. Find and remove the jammed paper. If it is
invisible, look inside the printer.
In the Paper Exit Area
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Note: Paper jams in this area may result in loose toner on the
page. If you get any toner on your clothes, wash them in cold
water as hot water will set the toner into the fabric.
1 If the paper jams as it exits to the output tray and a long
portion of the paper is visible, pull the paper straight out.
When you pull the jammed paper, if there is resistance and
the paper does not move immediately, stop pulling.
Continue with the next step.
SOLVING PROBLEMS
6.7
2
Open the rear output tray.
3 Loosen the paper if it is caught in the feed rollers. Then pull
the paper gently out.
Note: Please be careful when you open the rear cover. The inside
of the printer is still hot.
4 Close the rear output tray.
5 Open and close the front cover. Printing can be resumed.
6.8 SOLVING PROBLEMS
In the Paper Feed Area
1 Slide out the tray to expose the jammed paper.
2 Remove any missfeed paper by pulling it out by the visible
edge from the tray. Make sure that all of the paper is
properly aligned in the tray.
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3 Slide the tray back into the printer.
4 Open and close the front cover. Printing can be resumed.
SOLVING PROBLEMS
6.9
Around the Toner Cartridge
1 Open the front cover.
2 Push the toner cartridge down and remove it from the
printer.
3 Gently pull the paper toward you.
4 Check that there is no other paper in the printer.
5 Reinstall the toner cartridge, and then close the cover.
Printing can be resumed.
6.10 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams When Printing
on the A5-sized Paper
If paper jams frequently occur when you print on the A5-sized
paper:
1 Open the input tray and load paper into the tray as shown
below.
2 Open the Samsung ML-1740 Series Properties window, set
the paper size to A5(5.8x8.3 in./148x210mm) from the
Paper tab.
3 From the Orientation option of the Layout tab, set the
Rotate option to 90º.
Select 90 degrees.
Click.
4 Click OK to start printing.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.11
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Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams
By selecting the correct paper types, most paper jams can be
avoided. If a paper jam occurs, follow the steps outlined in
“Clearing Paper Jams” on page 6.7.
• Follow the procedures in “Loading Paper” on page 2.6. Ensure
that the adjustable guides are positioned correctly.
• Do not overload the tray. Ensure that the paper is below the
paper capacity mark on the right inside of the tray.
• Do not remove the paper from the tray while printing.
• Flex, fan and straighten the paper before loading.
• Do not use creased, damp or highly curled paper.
• Do not mix paper types in the input tray.
• Use only recommended print media. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Ensure that the recommended print side is facing down when
loading paper into the input tray.
Solving Print Quality Problems
Print Quality Checklist
Print quality problems can be resolved by following the checklist
below.
• Redistribute toner in the toner cartridge (see page 5.3).
• Clean the inside of the printer (see page 5.5).
• Adjust the print resolution from the printer properties (see
page 4.16).
• Ensure that Toner Save Mode is off (see page 4.8).
• Clear general printing problems (see page 6.3).
• Install a new toner cartridge, and check the print quality (see
page 2.4).
6.12 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Solving Print Quality Problems
Problem
Solution
Light or faded
print
If a vertical white streak or faded area appears on the page:
• The toner supply is low. You may be able to temporarily
extend the toner cartridge life. See “Redistributing Toner”
on page 5.3. If this does not improve the print quality,
install a new toner cartridge.
• The paper may not meet paper specifications (for
example, the paper is too moist or too rough). See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• If the entire page is light, the print resolution setting is too
light or Toner Save Mode is on. Adjust the print resolution
and Toner Save Mode in the printer properties. See
page 4.16 and 4.8 respectively.
• A combination of faded or smeared defects may indicate
that the toner cartridge needs cleaning. See “Cleaning the
Inside” on page 5.5.
Toner specs
• The paper may not meet specifications (for example, the
paper is too moist or too rough). See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• The transfer roller may be dirty. See “Cleaning the Inside”
on page 5.5.
• The paper path may need cleaning. See “Cleaning the
Inside” on page 5.5.
Dropouts
If faded areas, generally rounded, occur randomly on the
page:
• A single sheet of paper may be defective. Try reprinting
the job.
• The moisture content of the paper is uneven or the paper
has moist spots on its surface. Try a different brand of
paper. See “Paper Specifications” on page 7.25.
• The paper lot is bad. The manufacturing processes can
cause some areas to reject toner. Try a different kind or
brand of paper.
• The toner cartridge may be defective. See “Vertical
repetitive defects” on the next page.
• If these steps do not correct the problems, contact a
service representative.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.13
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Problem
Vertical lines
Solution
If black vertical streaks appear on the page:
• The drum inside the toner cartridge has probably been
scratched. Install a new toner cartridge.
Gray background
If the amount of background shading becomes
unacceptable, the procedures below may fix the problem.
• Change to a lighter weight pages. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Check the printer’s environment; very dry (low humidity)
or high humidity (higher than 80% RH) conditions can
increase the amount of background shading.
• Remove the old toner cartridge and install a new one. See
“Installing the Toner Cartridge” on page 2.4.
Toner smear
• Clean the inside of the printer. See “Cleaning the Inside”
on page 5.5.
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Remove the toner cartridge and install a new one. See
“Installing the Toner Cartridge” on page 2.4.
Vertical repetitive
defects
If marks repeatedly appear on the printed side of the page
at even intervals:
• The toner cartridge may be damaged. If a repetitive mark
occurs on the page, print a cleaning sheet several times to
clean the cartridge (see page 5.5). After the printout, if
you still have the same problems, install a new toner
cartridge. See “Installing the Toner Cartridge” on
page 2.4.
• Parts of the printer may have toner on them. If the defects
occur on the back of the page, the problem will likely
correct itself after a few more pages.
• The fusing assembly may be damaged. Contact a service
representative.
6.14 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Problem
Solution
Background
scatter
Background scatter results from bits of toner distributed on
the printed page.
• The paper may be too damp. Try printing with a different
batch of paper. Do not open packages of paper until
necessary so that the paper does not absorb too much
moisture.
• If background scatter occurs on an envelope, change the
printing layout to avoid printing over areas that have
overlapping seams on the reverse side. Printing on seams
can cause problems.
• If background scatter covers the entire surface area of a
printed page, adjust the print resolution through your
software application or the printer properties.
Misformed
characters
• If characters are improperly formed and producing hollow
images, the paper stock may be too slick. Try a different
paper. See “Paper Specifications” on page 7.25.
• If characters are improperly formed and producing a wavy
effect, the scanner unit may need service. Verify that it
also occurs on a demo page by pressing the Cancel
button on the control panel when the printer is ready. For
service, contact a service representative.
Page skew
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Ensure that the paper or other material is loaded correctly
and the guides are not too tight or too loose against the
paper stack.
Curl or wave
• Check the paper type and quality. Both high temperature
and humidity can cause paper curl. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try
rotating the paper 180° in the input tray.
• Push the output lever and try printing to the face up
output slot.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.15
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Problem
Wrinkles or
creases
Solution
Ensure that the paper is loaded properly.
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Open the rear cover and try printing to the rear output
tray (face-up).
• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try
rotating the paper 180° in the feeder.
Back of printouts
are dirty
• The transfer roller may be dirty. See “Cleaning the Inside”
on page 5.5.
• Check for leaking toner. Clean the inside of the printer.
Black pages
• The toner cartridge may not be installed properly. Remove
the cartridge and reinsert.
• The toner cartridge may be defective and need replacing.
Install a new toner cartridge.
• The printer may require repair. Contact a service
representative.
Loose toner
Clean the inside of the printer.
• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
• Install a new toner cartridge.
• If the problem persists, the printer may require repair.
Contact a service representative.
6.16 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Problem
Character Voids
Solution
Character voids are white areas within the parts of
characters that should be solid black:
• If you are using transparencies, try another type of
transparency. Because of the composition of the
transparency, some character voids are normal.
• You may be printing on the wrong surface on the paper.
Remove the paper and turn it around.
• The paper may not meet paper specifications. See “Paper
Specifications” on page 7.25.
Horizontal stripes
If horizontally aligned black streaks or smears appear:
• The toner cartridge may be installed improperly. Remove
the cartridge and reinsert.
• The toner cartridge may be defective. Install a new toner
cartridge. See “Installing the Toner Cartridge” on
page 2.4.
• If the problem persists, the printer may require repair.
Contact a service representative.
Curl
If the printed paper is curl or paper does not feed into the
printer:
• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try
rotating the paper 180° in the input tray.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.17
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Troubleshooting Error Messages
When the printer experiences an error, the control panel will
indicate an error message with the indicator lights. Find the light
pattern below that matches the printer light pattern and follow
the solutions to clear the error.
LED status legend
symbol for “light off”
symbol for “light on”
symbol for “light blinking”
LED pattern
Possible Problems and Solutions
Your system has some problems. If this
problem occurs, contact your service
representative.
• Paper jam occurs. To solve the problem, see
“Clearing Paper Jams” on page 6.7.
• The front cover is open. Close the front
cover.
On Line/Error
LED lights red
• The toner cartridge is empty. Remove the
old toner cartridge and install a new one.
See “Installing the Toner Cartridge” on
page 2.4.
• You pressed the Cancel button while the
printer is receiving data.
• In Manual Feed mode, there is no paper in
the Manual Feeder. Load paper into the
Manual Feeder.
• If the printer is receiving data, the On
Line/Error LED slowly blinks green.
• If the printer is printing the received data,
the On Line/Error LED blinks green fast.
6.18 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Common Windows Problems
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
“File in Use” message
appears during
installation.
Exit all software applications. Remove all software from
the StartUp Group, then restart Windows. Reinstall the
printer software.
“Error Writing to LPTx”
message appears.
• Ensure that the cables are connected correctly and the
printer is on.
• If bi-directional communication is not turned on in the
driver, it will also cause this message.
“General Protection
Fault”, “Exception OE”,
“Spool32”, or “Illegal
Operation” messages
appear.
Close all other applications, reboot Windows, and try
printing again.
Note: Refer to Microsoft Windows 9x, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP User’s Guide that came
with your PC for further information on Windows error messages.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.19
6
Common Macintosh Problems
Problems in the Chooser
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
The printer driver
icon does not appear
in Chooser.
Software is not installed correctly.
• Install the printer driver. See page 7.3.
• Make sure that you are using a high-quality cable.
The printer name
does not appear in
Chooser.
• Make sure that the cables are connected correctly and the
printer is turned on.
• Make sure that the correct printer driver has been selected
in Chooser.
Printing Errors
Problem
You cannot use the
computer while the
printer is printing.
6.20 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Possible Cause and Solution
Background Printing has not been selected.
• Select Background in the printer’s properties. See page 7.11.
(Mac OS 10.x is not supported.)
Common Linux Problems
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
I can’t change settings in
the configuration tool.
You need to have administrator privileges to be able to
affect global settings.
I am using the KDE
desktop but the
configuration tool and
LLPR won’t start.
Maybe you do not have the GTK libraries installed. These
usually come with most Linux distributions, but you may
have to install them manually. Refer to your distribution’s
installation manual for more details about installing
additional packages.
I just installed this
package but can’t find
entries in the KDE/
Gnome menus.
Some versions of the KDE or GNOME desktop
environments may require that you restart your session
for the changes to take effect.
I get a “Some options are
not selected” error
message while editing
the printer settings.
Some printers have conflicting settings, meaning that
some settings for two options can’t be selected at the
same time. When you change a setting and the Printer
Package detects such a conflict, the conflicting option is
changed to a “No Choice” value, and you have to choose
an option that does not conflict before being able to submit
the changes.
I can’t make a printer the
system default.
• In some conditions, it may not be possible to change the
default queue. This happens with some variants of
LPRng, especially on recent RedHat systems that use the
‘printconf’ database of queues.
• When using printconf, the /etc/printcap file is
automatically refreshed from the database of printers
managed by the system (usually through the ‘printtool’
command), and the queues in /etc/printcap.local are
appended to the resulting file. since the default queue in
LPRng is defined as the first queue in /etc/printcap,
therefore it is not possible for the Samsung Printer
Package to change the default when some queues have
otherwise been defined using printtool.
• LPD systems identify the default queue as the one
named ‘lp’. Thus if there is already a queue by this
name, and if it doesn’t have any alias, then you won’t be
able to change the default. To work around this, you can
either delete the queue, or rename it by manually editing
the /etc/printcap file.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.21
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Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
The N-up setting does not
work correctly for some
of my documents.
The N-up feature is achieved through post-processing of
the PostScript data that is being sent to the printing
system. However, such post-processing can only be
adequately achieved if the PostScript data conforms to the
Adobe Document Structing Conventions. Problems may
arise when using N-up and other features relying on postprocessing if the document being printed isn’t compliant.
I am using BSD lpr
(Slackware, Debian, older
distributions) and some
options chosen in LLPR
don’t seem to take effect.
Legacy BSD lpr systems have a hard limitation on the
length of the option string that can be passed to the
printing system. As such, if you selected a number of
different options, the length of the options may be
exceeded and some of your choices won’t be passed to the
programs responsible for implementing them. Try to select
less options that deviate from the defaults, to save on
memory usage.
I am trying to print a
document in Landscape
mode, but it prints
rotated and cropped.
Most Unix applications that offer a Landscape orientation
option in their printing options will generate correct
PostScript code that should be printed as is. In that case,
you need to make sure that you leave the LLPR option to
its default Portrait setting, to avoid unwanted rotations of
the page that would result in a cropped output.
Some pages come out all
white (nothing is
printed), and I am using
CUPS.
If the data being sent is in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
format, some earlier versions of CUPS (1.1.10 and before)
have a bug preventing them from being processed
correctly. When going through LLPR to print, the Printer
Package will work around this issue by converting the data
to regular PostScript. However, if your application
bypasses LLPR and feeds EPS data to CUPS, the document
may not print correctly.
I can’t print to a SMB
(Windows) printer.
To be able to configure and use SMB-shared printers (such
as printers shared on a Windows machine), you need to
have a correct installation of the SAMBA package that
enables that feature. The “smbclient” command should be
available and usable on your system.
My application seems to
be frozen while LLPR is
running.
Most Unix applications will expect a command like the
regular “lpr” command to be non-interactive and thus
return immediately. Since LLPR is waiting for user input
before passing the job on to the print spooler, very often
the application will wait for the process to return, and thus
will appear to be frozen (its windows won’t refresh). This is
normal and the application should resume functioning
correctly after the user exits LLPR.
6.22 SOLVING PROBLEMS
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
How do I specify the IP
address of my SMB
server?
It can be specified in the “Add Printer” dialog of the
configuration tool, if you don’t use the CUPS printing
system. Unfortunately, CUPS currently doesn’t allow to
specify the IP address of SMB printers, so you will have to
be able to browse the resource with Samba in order to be
able to print.
Some documents come
out as white pages when
printing.
Some versions of CUPS, especially those shipped with
Mandrake Linux before the 8.1 release, have some known
bugs when processing the PostScript output from some
applications. Try upgrading to the latest version of CUPS
(at least 1.1.14). Some RPM packages for most popular
distributions are provided as a convenience with this Linux
Printing Package.
I have CUPS and some
options (such as N-up)
seem to be always
enabled even though I
don’t pick them in LLPR.
There may be some local options defined in your ~/
.lpoptions file, which is manipulated by the lpoptions
command. These options will always be used if not
overridden by LLPR settings. To get rid of all options for a
printer, run the following command, replacing “printer”
with the name of the queue: lpoptions -x printer
I configured a printer to
print to a file, but I get
“Permission denied”
errors.
Most printing systems will not run as the super-user but as
a special user (usually “lp”). Therefore, make sure that the
file you have chosen to print to is accessible to the user
owning the spooler daemon.
On my PCL (or SPL)
printer, I sometimes get
error messages printing
instead of my document.
Unfortunately, some Unix applications may generate noncompliant PostScript output that may not be supported by
Ghostscript, or even the printer itself in PostScript mode.
You can try to capture the output to a file and view the
results with Ghostscript (gv or ghostview will allow you to
do so interactively) and see if you get error messages.
However, since the application is at probably fault, contact
your software vendor to inform them of the issue.
SOLVING PROBLEMS 6.23
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NOTE
6.24 SOLVING PROBLEMS
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APPENDIX
This chapter includes:
• Using Your Printer in Macintosh
• Using Your Printer in Linux
• Printer Specifications
• Paper Specifications
Using Your Printer in Macintosh
Installing Software in Macintosh
Your machine Macintosh systems with a built-in USB interface.
When you print a file from a Macintosh computer, you can use
the SPL driver to support your machine’s major printing
features.
System Requirements
To use your machine and its software with a Macintosh, your
system should have:
Macintosh Hardware Requirement:
• One of the following Macintosh models:
- Power Macintosh series
- Power Macintosh G3, G4
- iMac series
- PowerBook series
- iBook series
• USB interface
Macintosh System Requirement:
Mac OS 8.6 or later
NOTE:
• Mac OS 10.0 version is not supported.
• Your printer must be connected directiv to your Macintosh using
a USB cable.
• The ML-1740 Series does not support Postscript printing. Ensure
that the application you are using does not expect to be able to
use Postscript.
7.2
APPENDIX
Installing Software
Mac OS 8.6 ~ 9.x
1 Turn the machine and computer off and plug the supplied
USB cable into your machine’s USB connector.
You must use a USB 1.1 compliant cable that is no more
than 3 m length.
NOTE: When you are using a USB hub, connect the machine’s
cable to the first tier of the hub, or the machine may malfunction.
If the machine doesn’t work with the hub, connect it directly to the
USB port.
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2 Turn on your computer and machine.
3 Insert the CD-ROM which came with your machine into the
CD-ROM drive.
4 Double-click SAMSUNG_LBP on your Macintosh desktop.
5 Double-click the Classic folder.
6 Double-click the West folder.
7 Double-click the Samsung Laser Printer installer icon
next to each language to select the correct one.
8 Click Continue and then click Continue.
APPENDIX
7.3
9 The Samsung Laser Printer installer window opens. Select
the installation type.
The window provides the following two options for software
installation:
• Easy Install (recommended method): This option
installs the SPL driver.
• Custom Install : This option allows you to choose which
components will be installed, the SPL driver or the Adobe
Acrobat Reader program for opening the user’s guide.
10 Click Install.
When other programs are operating, the alert message
appears. Click Continue to install the software or click
Cancel, close other programs and install the software.
11 After the installation is finished, click Restart.
Mac OS 10.x
Mac OS 10.0 version is not supported.
1 Turn the machine and computer off and plug the supplied
USB cable into your machine’s USB connector.
You must use a USB 1.1 compliant cable that is no more
than 3m length.
NOTE: When you are using a USB hub, connect the machine’s
cable to the first tier of the hub, or the machine may malfunction.
If the machine doesn’t work with the hub, connect it directly to the
USB port.
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APPENDIX
2 Turn on your computer and machine.
3 Insert the CD-ROM which came with your machine into the
CD-ROM drive.
4 Double-click SAMSUNG_LBP on your Macintosh desktop.
5 Double-click the OS X folder.
6 For Mac OS 10.1, double-click the Installer for 10.1 icon.
For Mac OS 10.2.X, double-click the Installer for 10.2 or
later icon.
7 Click Continue, and then click Continue.
8 When the Easy Install window appears, click Install.
If you already installed the Samsung SPL II printer driver,
click Update.
9 Click Continue Installation.
10 After installation is completed, click Restart.
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APPENDIX
7.5
Setting Up Your Printer
Mac OS 8.6 ~ 9.x
1 From the Apple menu, select Chooser.
2 From the left pane of the Chooser window, click SAMSUNG
SPL II. Your printer name appears on the right pane of the
Chooser window.
3 Click Samsung ML-1740 and close the Chooser window.
4 The message window indicating that you have changed
your current printer appears. Click OK.
A SAMSUNG SPL II printer icon is created on your desktop.
Mac OS 10.x
1 Click Printer Center.
2 Select Samsung ML-1740 and then Make Default.
If you cannot find the ML-1740 printer, click Add to add the
printer. Then make sure that your computer and machine are
connected to the USB cable and the machine is turned on.
7.6
APPENDIX
Printing a Document
When you print with a Macintosh computer, you need to check
the printer software setting in each application you use. Follow
these steps to print from a Macintosh:
1 Open a Macintosh application and select a file you want to
print.
2 Open the File menu, and click Page Setup (Document
Setup in some applications).
3 Choose your paper size, orientation, paper type and other
options and click OK.
Choose Watermark to add a watermark to each page in
your document to emphasize its purpose or indicate how it
should be handled. For details about the watermark
options, see page 4.19.
NOTE:
• The Watermark feature is not supported on Mac OS 9.1 or
higher.
APPENDIX
7.7
7
For Mac OS 10.x, select Samsung ML-1740 in the Format
for option.
œMac OS 10.1
4 Open the File menu and click Print. The SAMSUNG SPL II
Printer window appears.
5 Choose the number of copies and indicate which pages you
want to print.
For advanced printing
features, select an option.
For details, see page 7.9.
Saves the current
settings for later use.
7.8
APPENDIX
Restores the default
settings.
Mac OS 9.2 œ
For advanced printing
features, select the option
you want. For details, see
below.
Converts the
document to PDF.
Mac OS 10.2 œ
6 Click Print when you finish setting the options.
Using Advanced Printing Features
Mac OS 8.6 ~ 9.x
The SAMSUNG SPL II Printer window contains five categories of
advanced properties. Listed below is the name of each property.
- Darkness/Quality
- Layout
- Color
- Background Printing
- Paper Source
The figures on the next pages display each property in the
SAMSUNG SPL II Printer window:
APPENDIX
7.9
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Darkness/Quality
Select the
print
darkness.
Select the print
resolution.
Layout
Select the number of pages
you want to print on one
sheet of paper. The pages
are smaller and arranged on
the sheet.
To print the border
of each page, check
this box.
Color
Select the grayscale mode.
œ Black&White
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œ Grayscale
Background Printing
Turns background
printing on or off.
Select priority for your print job in the queue of jobs waiting
to print, click one of the following:
• Urgent: to print before any Normal priority job.
• Normal: to print in the order the job is received.
• Print at: to print at the specific time you enter in the day
and time in the fields to the right.
• Put document on hold: to hold the print job in the print
queue until you are ready to release it.
Paper Source
7
Select the corresponding paper source.
If Auto Select is set, the machine
automatically selects the print material
from the paper tray, in the following
order: the manual feeder and the paper
tray.
APPENDIX 7.11
Mac OS 10.x
The Samsung SPL II Print window contains three categories of
advanced properties. Listed below is the name of each property.
- Layout
- Output Option
- Print Quality
- Paper Source
- Summary
NOTE: Some of feature are not supported on Mac OS 10.X such
as Paper Type, Grayscale and Back & White.
Layout
Select the number of pages
you want to print on one
sheet of paper. The pages
are smaller and arranged
on the sheet.
To print the border of
each page, select the
option you want from
the drop-down list.
Output Option
To save the
document as PDF,
select this box.
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Print Quality
Select the print
resolution.
Paper Source
Select the corresponding paper source.
If Auto Select is set, the machine
automatically selects the print material
from the paper tray, in the following
order: the manual feeder and the paper
tray.
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Summary
Shows the
summary of your
print settings.
APPENDIX 7.13
Using Your Printer in Linux
Installing the Printer Driver
System Requirements
Supported OS
• Redhat 6.2/7.0/7.1 and above
• Linux Mandrake 7.1/8.0 and above
• SuSE 6.4/7.0/7.1 and above
• Debian 2.2 and above
• Caldera OpenLinux 2.3/2.4 and above
• Turbo Linux 6.0 and above
• Slackware 7.0/7.1 and above
Recommended Requirements
• Pentium II or Power PC G3
• RAM 64 MB or higher
• HDD 20 MB or higher
Softwares
• Glibc 2.1 or higher
• GTK+ 1.2 or higher
• GhostScript
Installing the Printer Driver
1 Make sure that you connect the printer to your computer.
Turn both the computer and the printer on.
2 When the Administrator Login window appears, type in
“root” in the Login field and enter the system password.
NOTE: You must log in as a super user (root) to install the printer
software. If you are not the super user, ask your system
administrator.
3 Insert the printer software CD-ROM. The CD-ROM
automatically runs.
7.14 APPENDIX
NOTE: If the CD-ROM does not automatically run, click the
icon at the bottom of the window. When the Terminal screen
appears, type in:
[root@local /root]# cd /mnt/cdrom (the CD-ROM directory)
[root@local cdrom]# ./setup.sh
4 Select the installation type, either Recommended or
Expert, and then click Continue.
Recommended is fully automated and no interaction is
required. Expert installation allows you to select the install
path or printing system.
5 If you selected Recommended, go to Step 6.
For Expert, select an option and then click Begin Install.
APPENDIX 7.15
7
6 The printer driver installation begins. When the installation
is completed, click Start.
7 The Linux Printer Configuration window opens. Click the
Add Printer icon on the tool bar at the top of the window.
NOTE: Depending on the printing system in use, the
Administrator Login window may appear. Type in “root” in the
Login field and enter the system password.
8 You see the printers currently added to your system. Select
the printer you want to use. The function tabs available for
the selected printer appear at the top of the Add a Printer
window.
7.16 APPENDIX
9 Click the Connection tab and ensure that the printer port
is set properly. If not, change the device setting.
10 You can use the Settings tab and the Queue tab to view
the printer’s current settings. If necessary, you can change
the settings.
NOTE: The options may differ depending on the printer in use.
The Description and the Location field in the Queue screen may
not appear depending on the printing system in use.
11 To exit, click OK.
12 When the window prompts that the new printer is
successfully configured, click OK.
13 The Linux Printer Configuration window reappears. You can
view the information about your printer from the Info tab.
If necessary, you can change the printer’s configuration. For
details about changing the printer’s configuration, see
“Using the Configuration Tool” on page 7.20.
APPENDIX 7.17
7
Changing the Printer Connection Method
If you change the printer connection method from USB to
parallel or vice versa while in use, you must re-configure your
Linux printer by adding the printer to your system. Take the
following steps:
1 Make sure that you connect the printer to your computer.
Turn both the computer and the printer on.
2 When the Administrator Login window appears, type in
“root” in the Login field and enter the system password.
NOTE: You must log in as a super user (root) to install a new
printer to the printing system. If you are not the super user, ask
your system administrator.
3 From the Startup Menu icon at the bottom of the desktop,
select Linux Printer and then Configuration Tool.
You can also access the Linux Printer Configuration window
by typing “linux-config” in the Terminal screen.
4 When the Linux Printer Configuration window appears, click
the Add Printer icon on the tool bar at the top of the
window.
5 Click the Connection tab at the top of the Add a Printer
window.
Ensure that the printer port is set properly. If not, change
the device setting.
6 Click OK.
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Uninstalling the Printer Driver
1 From the Startup Menu icon at the bottom of the desktop,
select Other and then Configuration Tool.
You can also access the Linux Printer Configuration window
by typing “linux-config” in the Terminal screen.
2 In the Linux Printer Configuration window, select the
Uninstall command from the File menu.
3 The Administrator Login window appears. Type in “root” in
the Login field and enter the system password. Click
Proceed.
NOTE: You must log in as a super user (root) to uninstall the
printer software. If you are not the super user, ask your system
administrator.
4 A message window appears asking you to confirm the
uninstallation. Click Yes.
5 Select Complete uninstall and then click Uninstall.
APPENDIX 7.19
7
6 Click OK to begin uninstallation.
7 When the uninstallation is completed, click Finished.
Using the Configuration Tool
The configuration tool accesses administrative tasks, including
adding and removing a new printer, and changing their global
settings. Regular users can also run it to easily inspect job
queues, examine the printer properties and change their local
preferences.
To access the Configuration Tool:
1 From the Startup Menu icon at the bottom of the screen,
select Linux Printer and then Configuration Tool. The
Linux Printer Configuration window appears.
You can also open this window from the Terminal screen by
typing in “linux-config.”
2 The Linux Printer Configuration window shows a list of
installed printers in the left pane. The right pane shows a
number of tabs that display information regarding the
currently selected printer.
Select your printer, if not currently selected.
3 The Info tab shows general information about the printer.
If you are an Internet user, you can click Go to the Web
page for this printer to access the web page.
Click the Jobs tab to inspect and manage the job queue for
the selected printer. You can suspend, resume or delete a
7.20 APPENDIX
specific job(s) in the queue. If you drag a specific job(s),
you can drop it into the print queue of another printer.
The Properties tab allows you to change the default printer
settings.
NOTE: Regular users are able to override the system-wide default
settings defined by the administrator. When a regular user clicks
Apply, these custom settings are saved in the user’s profile and
may be later used with LLPR. If the administrator is running the
configuration tool, then the settings are saved as the new global
defaults.
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APPENDIX 7.21
Changing LLPR Properties
You can fine tune the printer’s properties by opening the LLPR
Properties window.
To open the LLPR Properties window:
1 From the application you are using, select the Print
command.
2 When the Linux LPR window opens, click Properties.
Click
Properties.
You can also open the LLPR window:
• Click the Startup Menu icon at the bottom of the screen
and select Linux Printer and then Linux LPR.
• If the Linux Printer Configuration window is currently
open, select Test Print from the Print menu.
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3 The LLPR Properties window opens.
The following six tabs are at the top of the window:
• General - allows you to change the paper size, the paper
type, the paper source, the orientation of the documents;
enables the duplex feature, adds start and end banners,
and changes the number of pages per sheet.
• Margins - allows you to specify the page margins. The
graphics on the right shows the current settings. These
margins do not apply when printing regular PostScript
data.
• Image - allows you to set image options that are used
when printing image files, i.e. when a non-PostScript
document is passed to LLPR on the command line. Color
settings will also take effect for postscript documents.
• Text - allows you to select the density of the text and
turn the syntax coloring on or off.
• HP-GL/2 - allows you to set default options to print
documents in the HP-GL/2 format, which is used by some
plotters.
• Advanced - allows you to override the default settings for
the printer.
If you click the Save button at the bottom of the window,
the options are kept between LLPR sessions.
Use the Help button to view details about the options in the
window.
4 To apply the options, click OK in the LLPR Properties
window. You are returned to the Linux LPR window. To
start printing, click OK.
APPENDIX 7.23
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Printer Specifications
Item
7.24 APPENDIX
Specifications and Description
Print Speed
16 PPM (A4), 17 PPM (Letter)
Resolution
600 x 600 dpi
First Printing Time
Less than 12 seconds
Warmup Time
30 seconds
Power Rating
AC 110 ~ 127 V (USA, Canada) /
220 ~ 240 V (Others), 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
330 W average during operation /
Less than 10 W in sleep mode
Acoustic Noise
Stand by: Less than 35 dB;
Operating: Less than 50 dB
Sleep mode: Background noise
Toner Supply
Single cartridge
Toner Cartridge Life
3,000 pages (for starter, 1,000 pages),
IDC 5% coverage
Duty Cycle
Monthly: 15,000 pages maximum
Weight
7 Kg
Package Weight
Paper: 1.76 Kg, Plastic: 0.2 Kg
External Dimensions
(W x D x H)
361 x 372 x 198 mm /
14.2 x 14.6 x 7.8 in.
Operating
Environment
Temperature:10 ~ 32 °C / 50 ~ 90 °F;
Humidity: 20 ~ 80 % RH
Emulation
SPL
Random Access
Memory (RAM)
8 MB (nonexpandable)
Fonts
Windows font
Interface
• IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel
- Modes supported: Compatible, Nibble,
Byte, ECP
• USB Interface Standard
- USB 1.1 compliant
- 12 Mbps 1 port
Paper Specifications
Overview
Your printer accepts a variety of print materials, such as cutsheet paper (including up to 100% recycled fiber content
paper), envelopes, labels, transparencies and custom-size
paper. Properties, such as weight, composition, grain and
moisture content, are important factors affecting the printer’s
performance and the output quality. Paper that does not meet
the guidelines outlined in this User’s Guide can cause the
following problems:
• Poor print quality
• Increased paper jams
• Premature wear on the printer.
Notes:
• Some paper may meet all of the guidelines in this guide and still
not produce satisfactory results. This may be the result of
improper handling, unacceptable temperature and humidity
levels, or other variables over which Samsung has no control.
• Before purchasing large quantities of paper, ensure the paper
meets the requirements specified in this User’s Guide.
CAUTION: Using paper that does not meet these specifications
may cause problems, requiring repairs. These repairs are not
covered by the Samsung warranty or service agreements.
APPENDIX 7.25
7
Supported Sizes of Paper
Paper
Dimensionsa
Letter
8.5 X 11 in.
(216 X 279 mm)
A4
210 X 297 mm
(8.3 X 11.7 in.)
Executive
7.25 X 10.5 in.
(191 X 267 mm)
Legal
8.5 X 14 in.
(216 X 356 mm)
B5 (JIS)
182 X 257 mm
(7.2 X 10 in.)
Folio
216 X 330 mm
(8.5 X 13 in.)
Minimum
size
(custom)
76 x 127 mm
(3 x 5 in)
Maximum
size
(custom)
216 x 356mm
(8.5 x 14 in)
Transparency
Labels
Envelopes
Same minimum
and maximum
paper sizes as
listed above.
Weight
60 to 90 g/m2
bond (16 to
24 lb)
Capacityb
• 250 sheets of
75 g/m2
bond (20 lb)
paper for the
tray
• 1 sheet of
paper for the
manual
feeder
60 to 163 g/m2
bond (16 to
43 lb)
Thickness:
0.10 X .14 mm
(0.0039 X
0.0055 in.)
1 sheet of
paper for the
manual feeder
up to 90 g/m2
bond (16 to
24 lb)
a.The printer supports a wide range of media sizes. See “Printing on Card Stock
or Custom-sized Materials” on page 3.15.
b.Capacity may vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.
Note: You may experience jams when using print materials with a
length of less than 127 mm (5 in.). For optimum performance,
ensure that you are storing and handling the paper correctly.
Please refer to “Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on
page 7.29.
7.26 APPENDIX
Guidelines for Using Paper
For the best result, use conventional 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper.
Ensure that the paper is of good quality, and free of cuts, nicks,
tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, and curled or
bent edges.
If you are unsure of what type of paper you are loading (such
as, bond or recycled), check the label on the package.
The following problems may cause print quality deviations,
jamming or even damage to the printer.
Symptom
Problem with
Paper
Solution
Poor print quality
or toner adhesion,
problems with
feeding
Too moist, too
rough, too smooth
or embossed;
faulty paper lot
Try another kind of
paper, between 100 ~
250 Sheffield, 4 ~ 5 %
moisture content.
Dropout,
jamming, curl
Stored improperly
Store paper flat in its
moisture-proof
wrapping.
Increased gray
background
shading/printer
wear
Too heavy
Use lighter paper, open
the rear output tray.
Excessive curl
problems with
feeding
Too moist, wrong
grain direction or
short-grain
construction
• Open the rear output
tray.
• Use long-grain paper.
Jamming, damage
to printer
Cutouts or
perforations
Do not use paper with
cutouts or perforations.
Problems with
feeding
Ragged edges
Use good quality paper.
Notes:
• Do not use letterhead paper printed with low-temperature inks,
such as those used in some types of thermography.
• Do not use raised or embossed letterhead.
• The printer uses heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper.
Ensure that any colored paper or preprinted forms use inks that
are compatible with this fusing temperature (200 °C or 392 °F
for 0.1 second).
APPENDIX 7.27
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Paper Specifications
Category
Specifications
Acid Content
5.5 ~ 8.0 pH
Caliper
0.094 ~ 0.18 mm (3.0 ~ 7.0 mils)
Curl in Ream
Flat within 5 mm (0.02 in.)
Cut Edge Conditions
Cut with sharp blades with no visible
fray.
Fusing Compatibility
Must not scorch, melt, offset, or release
hazardous emissions when heated to
200 °C (392 °F) for 0.1 second.
Grain
Long Grain
Moisture Content
4 % ~ 6 % by weight
Smoothness
100 ~ 250 Sheffield
Paper Output Capacity
Output Tray
7.28 APPENDIX
Capacity
Face-down output
tray
50 sheets of 75 g/m2 bond (20 lb) paper
Face-up output slot
1 sheet of 75 g/m2 bond (20 lb) paper
Printer and Paper Storage Environment
Paper storage environmental conditions directly affect the feed
operation.
Ideally, the printer and paper storage environment should be at
or near room temperature, and not too dry or humid. Remember
that paper is hygroscopic; it absorbs and loses moisture rapidly.
Heat works with humidity to damage paper. Heat causes the
moisture in paper to evaporate, while cold causes it to condense
on the sheets. Heating systems and air conditioners remove
most of the humidity from a room. As paper is opened and used,
it loses moisture, causing streaks and smudging. Humid
weather or water coolers can cause the humidity to increase in
a room. As paper is opened and used it absorbs any excess
moisture, causing light print and dropouts. Also, as paper loses
and gains moisture it can become distorted. This can cause
paper jams.
Care should be taken not to purchase more paper than can be
used in a short time (about 3 months). Paper stored for long
periods may experience heat and moisture extremes, which can
cause damage. Planning is important to prevent damage to
large supplies of paper.
Unopened paper in sealed reams can remain stable for several
months before use. Opened packages of paper have more
potential for environment damage, especially if they are not
wrapped with a moisture-proof barrier.
The paper storage environment should be properly maintained
to ensure optimum printer performance. The required condition
is 20° to 24°C (68° to 75°F), with a relative humidity of 45% to
55%. The following guidelines should be considered when
evaluating the paper’s storage environment:
• Paper should be stored at or near room temperature.
• The air should not be too dry or too humid.
• The best way to store an opened ream of paper is to rewrap it
tightly in its moisture-proof wrapping. If the printer
environment is subject to extremes, unwrap only the amount
of paper to be used during the day’s operation to prevent
unwanted moisture changes.
APPENDIX 7.29
7
NOTE
7.30 APPENDIX
INDEX
C
M
cancel, print 4.4
clean, printer 5.5
cleaning sheet, print 5.7
connect
parallel cable 2.9
power cord 2.11
USB cable 2.10
control panel,use 1.6
Macintosh
driver, install 7.2
printing 7.7
MFP driver, install
Macintosh 7.2
D
demo page, print 2.12
document, print 4.2
E
error, solve 6.18
I
install
software 2.15
SPL driver for Linux 7.14
toner 2.4
installing
Macintosh software 7.2
L
language, change 2.19
Linux
configuration tool 7.20
driver, install 7.14
LLPR properties 7.22
load paper 3.7
O
orientation, print 7.7
output tray, select 3.5
overlay
create 4.22
delete 4.25
print 4.24
P
paper jams, clear 6.7
paper load
in manual feeder 3.8
in tray 2.6, 3.7
paper size 3.3
paper size, set
print 7.7
paper source, set 7.11
paper type, set
print 7.7
paper, capacity 3.3
paper, guidelines 3.4
print
cleaning sheet 5.7
demo page 2.12
document 4.2
fit to page 4.13
N-up 4.10
overlay 4.22
1
poster 4.14
scale 4.12
watermark 4.19
print resolution 7.10, 7.13
printer cable, connect 2.9
printer driver, install
Macintosh 7.2
printer properties
Macintosh 7.9
printer software
install
in Linux 7.14
uninstall
in Linux 7.19
printer, clean 5.5
printer, sharing 4.28
printing
from Macintosh 7.7
problem
Linux 6.21
Macintosh 6.20
windows 6.19
R
reduced/enlarged
print 7.7
resolution
print 7.10
S
setting
darkness 4.16
favorite 4.5
image mode 4.16
paper size 4.6
paper source 4.6
paper type 4.6
2
resolution 4.16
toner save 4.16
true-type option 4.16
software
install 2.15
Linux 7.14
overview 2.13
system requirements 2.15
uninstall 2.19
specification
paper 7.25
printer 7.24
status monitor, use 4.26
system requirements
for Linux 7.14
Macintosh 7.2
T
toner
install 2.4
life 5.2
recycle 5.2
redistribute 5.3
replace 5.4
toner save 4.8
U
uninstall
Linux 7.19
W
watermark
create 4.20
delete 4.21
edit 4.21
print 4.19
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