Sharp AR-C200P - Color Laser Printer Specifications

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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Unpacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
CD Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Printer Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Printer Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Setting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Packaging and Protective Sheet Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Toner Cartridge Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Manual Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Power Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Menu Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Media Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Paper Feed and Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
List of User Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
List of Administrator Menu Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Setting Color Tuning from the Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Switching Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Printer Drivers ...................................................................................76
Which Printer Driver to Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Enabling Installed Options in the Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and Media in the Driver . . .84
Operation ............................................................................................92
Factors That Affect Color Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Choosing a Color Matching Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Color Matching: PCL Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Color Matching: PostScript driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Using the ICC Profiles Feature:
PostScript Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Windows ICM Color Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
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Printing Custom Page Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Changing the Resolution for a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Printing Booklets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Printing Watermarks: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Collating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Proof and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Store to Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Printing Posters: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Printer Drivers .................................................................................139
Which Printer Driver to Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Enabling Installed Options in the Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and Media in the Driver . .147
Operation ..........................................................................................152
Factors That Affect Color Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Choosing a Color Matching Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Color Matching: PCL Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Color Matching: PostScript Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Using the ICC Profiles Feature:
PostScript Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Windows ICM Color Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
PrintingMultiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Printing Custom Page Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Changing the Resolution for a Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Printing Booklets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Printing Watermarks: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Collating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Proof and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Store to Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Printing Posters: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
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Windows Me/98/95. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Printer Drivers .................................................................................197
Which Printer Driver to Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Enabling Installed Options in the Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and Media in the Driver . .203
Operation ..........................................................................................206
Factors That Affect Color Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Choosing a Color Matching Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Color Matching: PCL Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Color Matching: PostScript Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Windows ICM Color Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Using ICC Profiles Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Printing Custom Page Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Changing the Resolution for A Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Printing Booklets:
PCL Only, Windows Me Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Printing Watermarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Collating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Font Substitution: PostScript Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Proof and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Store to Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Printing Posters: PCL Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Windows NT 4.0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Printer Drivers .................................................................................253
Which Printer Driver to Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Enabling Installed Options in the Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and Media in the Driver . .261
Operation ..........................................................................................269
Factors That Affect Color Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Choosing a Color Matching Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Color Matching: PCL Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Color Matching: PostScript Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Printing Custom Page Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Changing the Resolution for A Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
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Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Printing Booklets: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Printing Watermarks: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Collating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Proof and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Store to Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Printing Posters: PCL Driver Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
LCD Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Parallel Transmission Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Problem Solving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Adding Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Changing the Toner Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Changing the Image Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
Changing the Transfer Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Changing the Fuser Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Cleaning the LED Heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Internal Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
Additional Paper Trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Additional Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Consumables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Toner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Drums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
Fuser Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Transfer Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Print Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Media Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Color Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
System Config Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
PCL Emulation Menu (Windows Only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
PPR Emulation Menu (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
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FX Emulation Menu (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Parallel Menu (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
USB Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Network Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Memory Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Disk Maintenance Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
System Adjust Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Maintenance Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Software Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Color Swatch Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
PDF Direct Print Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
PrintSuperVision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Network Printer Status Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382
Sharp LPR Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
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Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing this color printer!
Features
Resolution
600 x 1200 dpi
Print Speed
Color: 20 ppm
B&W: 24 ppm
Network Card
Standard
Duplex Unit
Optionala (see page 355)
Memory
64 MB
Hard Disk Drive
Optional (see page 353)
a. Requires additional memory (see page 358)
• Single pass digital technology for high quality, speed and
reliability.
• Versatile paper handling:
– Standard 530-sheet paper tray
– Standard 100-sheet multi purpose tray for card stock, envelopes,
labels, etc.
– Optional 530-sheet paper trays providing up to a maximum of
1690-sheet capacity
• Flexible interfaces with automatic switching:
– USB
– High-speed, bi-directional parallel (IEEE-1284)
– Industry standard network connectivity via internal network
interface card
• Environmentally friendly: the advanced power save mode
minimizes power consumption and the separate toner and drum
design cuts down on waste.
• Automatic color balance adjustment: in order to ensure consistent
output at all times, the machine automatically performs a color
check when the machine is switched on, when the top cover is
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opened and then closed, and adjusts the color balance
automatically. It can even be set to adjust the color balance during
long print runs.
• Auto media detect: detects the weight of the media being fed
through the printer then automatically adjusts the fusing
temperature, speed (if necessary) and transfer voltage to ensure
correct fusing and print quality.
• Optional duplex printing for fast two-sided output.
• Optional high capacity 10Gb hard disk drive.
How To Use This Manual
This manual will lead you logically through the unpacking, setup and
operation of your printer to help you to make the best use of its many
advanced features.
It also includes:
• troubleshooting information
• maintenance guidelines
• instructions for adding optional accessories as your needs evolve
NOTES
This User’s Guide has been written using one printer as a
model, and the illustrations/screenshots reflect this.
The information in this manual is supplemented by the
extensive online help facility associated with the printer
driver software.
Online Usage
This manual is intended to be read on screen using Adobe Acrobat
Reader. Use the navigation and viewing tools provided in Acrobat.
You can access specific information in two ways:
• In the list of bookmarks down the left hand side of your screen,
click the topic of interest to jump to the required topic. (If the
bookmarks are not available, use the Table of Contents.)
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• In the list of bookmarks click Index to jump to the Index. Find the
term of interest and click the associated page number to jump to
the page containing the subject.
Printing Pages
The whole book, Individual pages, or sections may be printed. The
procedure for printing from Acrobat Reader is:
1. From the toolbar, select File, then Print.
2. Choose which pages you wish to print:
a. All pages for the entire manual.
b. Current page for the page at which you are looking.
c. Pages from and to for the range of pages you specify by
entering their page numbers.
3. Click OK.
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Getting Started
Unpacking
WARNING
This printer weighs of 106 lbs. (48 kg). 2 people are
required to lift the printer safely.
After unpacking the printer and choosing a suitable place to put it,
check that all the necessary parts are available to continue.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
The printer.
4 toner cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow and black).
Power cable.
CD.
LED lens cleaner (not illustrated).
Light-proof plastic bags (not illustrated).
Documentation (not illustrated): Setup Guide, Software
Installation Guide, Warranty booklet.
Retain all packing materials to faciliate transport.
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CD Contents
The CD supplied with your printer contains the drivers, software
utilities and on-line manuals.
Printer Location
Place the printer on a flat surface large enough and strong enough to
accept the size and weight of the printer. There must be sufficient
space around the printer to allow for access and printer maintenance.
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Printer Components
1. Top cover
2. Control panel
3. Top cover release catch
4. Multi purpose tray (manual feed)
5. Paper support extension
6. Paper guides
7. Front cover
8. Paper tray
9. Paper level indicator
10.Power switch
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11.LED heads (4)
12.Discharge roller
13.Fuser unit
14.Image drum and toner cartridge (cyan)
15.Image drum and toner cartridge (magenta)
16.Image drum and toner cartridge (yellow)
17.Image drum and toner cartridge (black)
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18.Power connector
19.Rear exit paper tray
20.Interfaces and option card slott
21.USB interface connector
22.Parallel interface connector
23.Network interface card
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Setting up
Before connecting this printer to a computer and power supply, the
toner cartridges must be installed and paper inserted in the paper
tray.
Packaging and Protective Sheet Removal
1. Remove any adhesive tape and packaging from the printer.
2. Using the release handle, open the top cover.
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3. Remove the LED head restrainer from behind the LED heads in
the top cover.
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4. Remove the four image drums and place them on a level surface.
CAUTION!
• Never expose image drums to light for more than 5
minutes.
• Always hold image drum by the ends.
• Never expose image drums to direct sunlight.
• Never touch the green surface of the drum.
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5. Remove the protective sheets from each of the four image drums.
6. Replace the four image drums into the printer making sure each
image drum is installed in its correct color location.
(1)
7. Push the tab (1) inwards and remove the blanking plate from
each of the image drums.
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Toner Cartridge Installation
WARNING!
Take extreme care when handling toner.
• Toner can be harmful if inhaled, swallowed or if it gets
in the eyes.
• Toner can also stain hands and clothing.
See the Material Safety Data Sheets in your Warranty,
Regulatory and Safety Information booklet for more
information.
1. Remove the black toner cartridge from the package.
2. Shake the toner cartridge back and forth several times then,
holding it horizontally, remove the tape.
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3. Remove the locking piece from behind the colored toner release
lever.
4. Insert the toner cartridge into the black image drum, left side first,
engaging the drum locating peg in the hole in the toner cartridge.
Make sure the colors of the toner cartridge and image drum
correspond.
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5. Gently push the toner cartridge down engaging the locking pin
into the groove on the image drum.
6. Gently push the colored lever toward the rear of the machine until
it stops. This releases the toner into the image drum.
CAUTION!
The lever should go back easily. If the lever resists moving,
stop and press down on the toner cartridge to be sure it is
firmly in place before proceeding.
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7. Repeat the process for each color toner cartridge, being careful
to match the color toner to the color image drum.
8. Close the top cover.
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Loading Paper
1. Remove the paper tray from the printer.
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2. Adjust the paper guides and rear stopper for the size of paper
being used.
CAUTION!
To prevent paper jams
• Don’t leave space between the paper and the paper
guides and rear stopper.
• Don’t overfill the paper tray. Capacity depends on the
type of paper and the paper weight.
• Don’t load damaged paper.
• Don’t load paper of different sizes, paper quality or
thickness at the same time.
• Don’t remove the paper tray during printing.
• Close the paper tray gently.
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3. If installed, a lower paper tray cannot be used to print if there is
no paper tray inserted above it.
9
(1)
(2)
9
(1)
(2)
8
(1)
(2)
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4. For face down printing, make sure the rear paper exit is closed
(the paper exits from the top of the printer). Paper is stacked in
printed order and the paper tray capacity is approximately 500
sheets, depending on paper weight.
5. For face up printing, make sure the rear paper exit is open and
the paper supports are extended. Paper is stacked in reverse
order and tray capacity is approximately 100 sheets, depending
on paper weight.
CAUTION!
Don’t open or close the rear paper exit while printing, as it
may result in a paper jam.
NOTE
Always use the face down (rear) stacker for thick paper (card
stock, etc.)
6. Load letterhead paper face down as shown for both portrait and
landscape:
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Manual Feed
1. Open the Multi-purpose tray and extend the paper feed guides.
2. Load the media face up, and adjust the paper guides to the size
of the media being used.
NOTE
• Don’t exceed the Paper Full line (about 100 sheets
depending on paper weight, 50 transparencies or 10
envelopes).
ABC
• Load envelopes face up (flap down) and letterhead
stationery face up as shown for both portrait and
landscape printing.
CAUTION!
Don’t open or close the rear paper exit while printing, as it
may result in a paper jam.
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Power Connection
WARNING!
Ensure both the printer power switch and the AC supply
are switched OFF before connecting the power cable.
1. Connect the power cable (1) into the power socket on the printer,
then into a grounded power supply outlet.
2
1
2. Switch the printer ON using the main power switch (2).
The printer will go through its initialization and warm up sequence.
When the printer is ready, the READY indicator comes on and stays
on (green) and the LCD indicates ONLINE.
NOTE
After installing the new toner cartridges, the message
TONER LOW or CHANGE TONER may appear on the display.
If this message does not disappear after a few pages have
been printed, reinstall the appropriate toner cartridge.
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Control Panel
1. Attention indicator (red). ON indicates that attention is required,
but printing will continue. FLASHING indicates that attention is
required, but printing will stop.
2. Ready indicator (green). ON - ready to receive data. FLASHING
indicates processing data or error.
3. Liquid crystal display. (LCD) panel. Two rows of up to 24
alphanumeric characters displaying print status, menu items in
menu mode and error messages.
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Control Panel (continued)
1. Menu button. Press briefly to enter the MENU mode. Press
briefly again to select the next menu. Press for more than 2
seconds to scroll through the different menus.
2. Item( +) button. Press briefly to scroll forward to the next menu
item.
3. Value (+) button. Press briefly to scroll forward to the next value
setting for each menu item.
4. Select button. Press briefly to select the menu, item or value
indicated on the LCD.
5. Online button. Switches between online and offline status
– When pressed in Menu mode, it returns the printer to on line
status.
– When pressed with DATA PRESENT displayed, it forces the printer
to print out the remaining data in the printer.
– When there is an error message indicating wrong paper size,
pressing the ONLINE button forces the printer to print.
6. Item (–) button. Press briefly to scroll backward to the previous
menu item.
7. Value (–) button. Press briefly to scroll backward to the previous
value setting for each menu item.
8. Cancel button. Press to cancel a print job.
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Menu Settings
Changing the Display Language
Menu
Ready
Attention
Item
Value
Online
Select
Cancel
Carry out the following instructions to change the language that is
displayed on the printer’s LCD.
1. Press the ONLINE button to put the printer offline.
2. Press the MENU button repeatedly until SYSTEM CONFIG MENU is
displayed.
3. Press the SELECT button.
4. Press the ITEM button repeatedly until LANGUAGE is displayed.
5. Press the VALUE button repeatedly until the required language is
displayed.
6. Press the SELECT button. An asterisk (*) appears next to the
selected language.
7. Press the ONLINE button when you have finished setting the
display language.
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Printing the MenuMap
Ready
Attention
Menu
Item
Value
Online
Select
Cancel
Print a list of menu settings to confirm that the printer is correctly
configured.
1. Make sure there is paper in the paper tray.
2. Press the MENU button until the INFORMATION MENU is displayed,
then press the SELECT button.
3. Confirm that PRINT MENU MAP is displayed on the LCD.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the menu map.
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Media Settings
NOTE
• If the settings in the printer differ from those selected on
your computer, the printer will not print and the LCD will
display an error message.
• The following printer settings are given as a guide only.
Some software applications require the paper feed, size
and media settings to be selected from within the
application (page setup).
Selecting Paper Feed
Menu
Ready
Attention
Item
Value
Online
Select
Cancel
1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
2. Press the MENU button repeatedly until PRINT MENU is displayed,
then press the SELECT button.
3. Press the ITEM button until PAPER FEED is displayed.
4. Press the VALUE button until the required paper feed is
displayed, then press the SELECT button. An asterisk (*)
appears next to the selected paper feed.
NOTE
When AUTO TRAYSWITCH is set to ON and more than one
paper tray is installed, paper feed automatically switches to
the next available paper tray.
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Selecting the Paper Size
Menu
Ready
Attention
Item
Value
Online
Select
Cancel
NOTE
• When using paper trays, standard paper sizes are
recognized automatically with CASSETTE SIZE (default
setting) selected. Paper size need only be set for custom
paper sizes.
• When using the Multi-Purpose (MP) tray (manual feed),
the paper size has to be selected.
1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
2. Press the MENU button until PRINT MENU is displayed, then press
SELECT button.
3. Press either ITEM (+) or (–) button repeatedly until EDIT SIZE is
displayed.
4. Press either VALUE (+) or (–) button until the required paper size
is displayed, then press the SELECT button. An asterisk (*)
appears next to the selected paper size.
5. Press the ONLINE button to return the printer to online status.
6. Select the correct paper settings in the printer driver before
printing the file.
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Selecting the Media Type and Weight
Your printer automatically detects paper type and weight. You have
the option, however, to override these settings as follows:
Ready
Attention
Menu
Item
Value
Online
Select
Cancel
CAUTION!
If media type or media weight are not correctly set, print
quality deteriorates and the fuser roller may be damaged.
1. Press the ONLINE button to place the printer offline.
2. Press the MENU button until MEDIA MENU is displayed, then
press the SELECT button.
3. Press the ITEM (+) or (–) button until MEDIA TYPE or MEDIA
WEIGHT for the required tray is displayed.
4. Press the VALUE (+) or (–) button until the required paper type or
weight is displayed, then press the SELECT button. An asterisk
(*) appears next to the selected paper type or weight.
5. Press the ONLINE button to return the printer back to online
status.
Select the correct paper settings in the printer driver before printing
the file.
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Media Recommendations
We recommend the following guidelines when selecting media for
use in this printer:
CAUTION
Print media must be able to withstand 446°F (230°C) for 0.2
second.
Paper
• For recommended papers see your authorized Sharp dealer.
• Paper should be stored flat and away from moisture, direct
sunlight and heat sources.
• Don’t use damp, damaged or curled paper.
• The use of heavily laid or textured paper will seriously affect
the life of the image drum and give poor print quality. Print
quality can be improved by changing the media setting to ‘Ultra
Heavy.’ However, this will reduce the output speed and prevent
the use of the duplex option.
• Don’t use very smooth, shiny or glossy paper.
• Don’t use heavily embossed headed paper, very rough paper or
paper that has a large grain difference between the two sides.
• Don’t use paper with perforations, cut-outs or ragged edges.
• Don’t use carbon paper, NCR paper, photosensitive paper,
pressure sensitive paper or thermal transfer paper.
• Don’t use recycled paper.
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Envelopes
• Use only recommended envelopes.
• Envelopes should be stored flat and away from moisture, direct
sunlight and heat sources.
• Don’t use envelopes with windows or metal clasps.
• Don’t use envelopes with self sealing flaps.
• Don’t use damp, damaged or curled paper envelopes.
Labels
• For recommended labels see your authorized Sharp dealer.
• Use only labels designed for use in color laser printers and
photocopiers.
• Labels should cover entire carrier sheet.
• Carrier sheet or adhesive must not be exposed to any part of the
printer.
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Paper Feed and Exit
Selection of which paper feed and which paper exit to use for printing
and whether simplex (single sided) or duplex (double sided) printing
is available, depends upon the paper size, media weight and media
type that is used. Please refer to the following tables.
Paper Sizes
Feed
Exit
Paper size
Tray 1
MP Tray Rear
Top
Tray 2/Tray 3 Manual (Face up) (Face down)
A4
S, Da
S, Da
Sa
S, Da
S, Da
A5
a
S, D
a
S, D
S
a
a
S, Da
A6
Sa
b
Sa
B5
a
S, D
a
S, D
S
S, D
Sa
a
b
a
S, Da
Da
S, Da
S, D
Letter
S,
Legal (13in)
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
Legal (14in)
S,
Da
S,
Da
S,
Da
S,
Da
S, Da
Executive
S,
Da
S,
Da
S,
Da
S,
Da
S, Da
Envelopes
b
b
Sa
Sa
b
Custom (width
76.2 to
215.9mm;
height 127.0 to
1200 mm)
b
b
Sa
Sa
b
Da
S,
Da
S,
Da
S,
a. S = Simplex; D = Duplex (printing on both sides of the paper—requires optional duplex unit).
b. Not Usable.
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Paper Weights and Media Settings
Feed
Media
weight
Exit
Tray 2/
Tray 1 Tray 3
MP Tray Rear
Top (face
(Manual) (face up) down)
17 lb. (64 g/m2) Light
Sa
Sa
Sa
Sa
Sa
18 to 19 lb.
(68-71 g/m2)
Medium
light
Sa
Sa
Sa
Sa
Sa
20 to 24 lb.
(75-90 g/m2)
Medium
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
25 to 27 lb.
(91-104 g/m2)
Medium
heavy
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
S, Da
28 to 32 lb.
Heavy
(105-122 g/m2)
b
b
Sa
Sa
Sa
33 to 54 lb.
Ultra
(123-203 g/m2) heavy
b
b
Sa
Sa
b
Paper, US Bond (Metric)
Transaprencies: Media Weight Ignored
Set MediaType
= Transparency
b
Sa
b
Sa
Sa
b
0.1 to 0.17 mm Medium
thick
Heavy
b
b
Sa
Sa
b
0.17 to 0.2 mm Ultra
thick
Heavy
b
b
Sa
Sa
b
Labels
a. S = Simplex; D = Duplex (printing on both sides of the paper).
b. Not Usable.
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Printer Settings
Confirming Current Settings
Current menu settings can be confirmed by printing the MenuMap:
see “Printing the MenuMap” on page 34.
Changing the Settings
Ready
Attention
Menu
Item
Online
Value
Select
Cancel
1. Press the MENU button until the required menu is displayed, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Press the ITEM (+) or (–) button until the required item is
displayed.
3. Press the VALUE (+) or (–) button until the required value is
displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button. Selection of the value will be
confirmed by an asterisk (*) appearing to the right of it.
5. Press the ONLINE button to return the printer to online status.
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List of User Menu Settings
Listed in the following tables are the available printer settings. The
default settings for the printer are in bold text.
Print Jobs Menu
This menu only appears if the hard disk drive is installed.
Item
Value
Description
ENTER
PASSWORD
****
Sets password using a four-digit
number (0~9).
This item is also displayed even
when OP MENU “ALL CATEGORY”
is set to DISABLE in the Admin.
menu.
SELECT JOB
No jobs; All jobs; File
name 1 to nn
Selects printing job for Secure Print
or Proof and Print.
This item is also displayed even
when OP MENU “ALL CATEGORY”
is set to DISABLE in the Admin.
menu.
Information Menu
Item
Value
Description
PRINT MENU MAP
Execute
Prints list of current menu settings.
PRINT FILE LIST
Execute
Prints job file list.
PRINT PCL FONT
Execute
Prints PCL font list.
PRINT PS FONT
Execute
Prints PostScript font list.
PRINT EPSON FX FONT
Execute
Prints an Epson FX font list.
PRINT ERROR LOG
Execute
Prints error log.
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Test Print Menu
Item
Value
Description
PRINT ID CHECK PATTERN
Execute
Prints ID check pattern to detect bad
ID.
Displayed only if "TEST PRINT
MENU" of the System Maintenance
Menu is set to ENABLE.
Shutdown Menu
Item
Value
Description
SHUTDOWN START
Execute
Printer shut down sequence which
prevents loss of data from the hard
disk drive. Appears only when the
hard disk drive is installed.
.
Print Menu
The default settings are bold face.
Item
Value
Description
COPIES
1 to 999
Sets the number of copies.
DUPLEX
On; Off
Specifies two-sided (duplex) printing
if the optional duplex unit is installed.
BINDING
Long edge; Short
edge
Sets binding for duplex printing. Only
displayed if duplex is ON.
PAPER FEED
Tray 1; Tray 2; Tray 3;
MP Tray
Selects source of paper feed. Tray 2
and 3 only displayed if installed.
AUTO TRAY
SWITCH
On; Off
Automatic switching to next tray
when tray in use empties.
TRAY SEQUENCE
Down; Up; Paper
feed tray
Specifies selection order priority for
switching Auto Tray Select/Auto Tray
Switch.
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Print Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold face.
Item
Value
Description
MP TRAY USAGE
Normal tray; High
priority tray; Feed
when mismatching;
Do not use
Specifies MP tray usage.
Normal tray: (Tray select/switch)
Use as a normal tray.
High priority tray: (Valid with Tray
select only). If there is paper in the
MP tray and Duplex is not specified,
the printer uses the MP tray.
Feed when mismatching. When a
paper mismatch occurs (i.e. the
tray's paper size/media type does
not match the print data), a paper
request is issued to the MP Tray. If
the data is for Duplex print, a
specified tray is used instead of the
MP tray.
Do not use. Even if auto switching,
MP Tray will not be used. If MP Tray
is designated in Paper Feed, printer
behaves as though Normal Tray is
selected.
MEDIA CHECK
Enable; Disable
Sets whether the printer checks the
matching of paper size to that of the
tray. Only standard sizes are
checked.
TRANSPARENCY
CHECK OHP
Auto; Disable
Enable/Disable the transparency
auto detect function.
RESOLUTION
600 dpi x 1200 dpi
Selects print resolution.
TONER SAVE
MODE
ON; OFF
ON: Enables Toner Save mode.
OFF: Disables Toner Save mode.
MONO-PRINT
SPEED
Auto; color speed;
Normal speed
Selects monochrome printing speed.
Auto: prints at the most appropriate
speed for page process.
Color: prints always at the color print
speed.
Normal: Always prints at the
monochrome print speed.
ORIENTATION
Portrait; Landscape
Sets page orientation for printing.
LINE PER PAGE
5 to 128. Default = 60.
Sets the number of lines that can be
printed on a standard letter-size
page. Invalid in PostScript mode.
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Print Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold face.
Item
Value
Description
EDIT SIZE
Cassette size; Letter;
Executive; Legal 14;
Legal 13.5; Legal 13;
A4; A5; A6; B5;
Custom; Com-9*
envelope; Com-10*
envelope; Monarch*
envelope; DL*
Envelope; C5*
Envelope
*Use short edge feed.
Cassette size is selected when using
standard sized paper in the paper
tray. Edit size is only used when
printing one page size onto a
different paper size, e.g. A6 onto A4,
edit size would be set to A6, but
actual paper in paper tray is A4.
Invalid in PostScript mode.
.
Media Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
TRAY1
MEDIATYPE
Plain; Letterhead;
Transparency; Bond;
Recycled; Card stock;
Rough.
Selects the media type for Tray 1.
TRAY1
MEDIAWEIGHT
AUTO, Light, Medium
light, Medium, Medium
Heavy, Heavy, Ultra
Heavy
Sets the media weight for Tray 1.
TRAY2
MEDIATYPE
Plain; Letterhead; Bond;
Recycled; Card stock;
Rough.
Sets the media type for optional
Tray 2. (Only displayed if installed)
TRAY2
MEDIAWEIGHT
Auto; Light; Medium
light; Medium; Medium
heavy; Heavy; Ultra
heavy
Selects the media WEIGHT for
optional Tray2. (Only displayed if
installed)
TRAY3
MEDIATYPE
Plain; Letterhead; Bond;
Recycled; Card stock;
Rough.
Selects the media type for optional
Tray3. (Only displayed if installed)
TRAY3
MEDIAWEIGHT
Auto; Light; Medium
light; Medium; Medium
heavy; Heavy; Ultra
heavy
Sets the paper weight for optional
Tray. 3. (Only displayed if installed)
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Media Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
MP TRAY
PAPERSIZE
A4; A5; A6; B5; Legal 14;
Legal 13.5; Legal 13;
Letter; Executive;
Custom; Com-9
envelope; Com-10
envelope; Monarch
envelope; DL Envelope;
C5 Envelope
Sets the media size for the
multipurpose tray.
MP TRAY
MEDIATYPE
Plain; Letterhead;
Transparency; Labels;
Bond; Recycled; Card
stock; Rough
Selects the paper type for
multipurpose tray.
MP TRAY
MEDIAWEIGHT
Auto; Light; Medium
light; Medium; Medium
heavy; Heavy; Ultra
heavy
Sets the paper weight for the
multipurpose tray.
UNIT OF
MEASURE
Inch; Millimeters
Sets the units of measurement for
custom paper size.
X DIMENSION
3 inches to 8.5 inches
(76 mm to 216 mm)
Sets the dimensions of custom
paper. For these dimensions to
work, the MP tray paper size must
be set to custom.
Y DIMENSION
5 inches to 47.2 inches;
default = 11 inches
(127 mm to 1200 mm)
Sets the dimensions of custom
paper. For these dimensions to
work, the MP tray paper size must
be set to custom.
Color Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
AUTO DENSITY
MODE
Auto; Manual
Select whether density adjustment
and Tone Response Curve (TRC)
compensation is automatic.
Auto: Density adjustment is
automatically run under specified
conditions, and reflected in the TRC
compensation.
Manual: Density adjustment is done
manually (see page 70).
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Color Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
ADJUST DENSITY
Execute
If EXECUTE is selected, the printer
will immediately adjust density and
reflect it in the TRC compensation.
Density adjustment must be
executed when the printer is idle. It
may become invalid if executed in
any other state.
COLOR TUNING
Print pattern
Prints the pattern for the user to
manually adjust TRC. Ordinarily this
function is not needed because TRC
is automatically adjusted. This
function permits TRC adjustment to
your requirement by using the
adjustment menu of HIGHLIGHT,
MID-TONE, and DARK for each of
CMYK. See page 70.
CYAN, MAGENTA,
YELLOW OR
BLACK
HIGHLIGHT
0+1+2+3-3-2-1
Adjusts HIGHLIGHT (light area) of
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow or Black
TRC.
Plus indicates adjustment toward a
darker level and minus toward
lighter.
CYAN, MAGENTA,
YELLOW OR
BLACK MID-TONE
0+1+2+3-3-2-1
Adjusts MID-TONE of Cyan,
Magenta, Yellow or BlackTRC.
Plus indicates adjustment toward a
darker level and minus toward
lighter.
CYAN, MAGENTA,
YELLOW OR
BLACK DARK
0+1+2+3-3-2-1
Adjusts DARK of Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow or Black TRC.
Plus indicates adjustment toward a
darker level and minus toward
lighter.
CYAN, MAGENTA,
YELLOW OR
BLACK
DARKNESS
0+1+2+3-4-3-2-1
Adjusts Cyan, Magenta, Yellow or
Black engine density.
Please do not change this setting.
ADJUST
REGISTRATION
Execute
When this menu is selected, the
printer performs an Auto Adjust
Registration.
Must be executed in the idle state
(Auto Registration OFF).
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Color Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
CYAN
REGISTRATION FINE ADJUST
0+1+2+3-3-2-1
MAGENTA
REGISTRATION FINE ADJUST
0+1+2+3-3-2-1
YELLOW
REGISTRATION FINE ADJUST
0+1+2+3-3-2-1
INK SIMULATION
Off; SWOP
The printer has its own process
simulation generator which simulates
standard colors in the printer.
This function is enabled only with
Postscript language jobs.
INK LIMIT
Dark; Medium; Light
Selects the limit of the toner layer
thickness. If paper curl occurs in
DARK printing, select MEDIUM or
LIGHT. This sometimes helps reduce
curl.
CMY 100%
DENSITY
Disable; enable
Selects enable/disable 100% output
against the CMY100% TRC
compensation. Ordinarily, the TRC
compensation function controls the
appropriate print density; thus, 100%
output is not always enabled.
Selecting ENABLE will allow 100%
output. In actual printing, the TRC
values, too, are controlled by color
Matching. This function is used for
special purposes; for example, to
specify the color for CMYK color
space in PS.
Fine Adjust makes an adjustment
to image registration in Cyan,
Magenta or Yellow against Black
in the horizontal direction. The
adjustment is reflected as an
offset (addition) value to the
corrections through Auto color
Registration Correction. Values
are adjusted in increments of
.026 mm. Example: if the paper
movement is upward - if a value
is increased (+) it means the
image moves downward in
relation to it.
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System Configuration Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
POWER SAVE
DELAY TIME
5 min; 15 min; 30 min;
60 min; 240 min.
Sets the time before printer enters
power save mode.
PERSONALITY
Auto emulation;
PCL; IBM PPR III XL;
Epson FX; Adobe
PostScript
Selects the printer emulation
language. Note: the only printer
languages that can be selected are
those enabled in the Personality
section of the Maintenance
menu.
USB
PS-PROTOCOL
ASCII
RAW
Specifies PostScript (PS)
communication protocol mode of
data from USB. (In RAW mode,
Ctrl-T is invalid.)
NETWORK
PS PROTOCOL
ASCII
RAW
This Item displays only when the
network card is installed.
Specifies PS communication
protocol mode of data from the
network card .
(In RAW mode, Ctrl-T is invalid.)
CLEARABLE
WARNING
On; Job
PCL emulation: Sets the time before
deleting error messages. If changed
to Job, error remains displayed until
next print job is received.
PS emulation: Error messages are
only shown during job regardless of
setting.
AUTO
CONTINUE
On; Off
Sets the printer to automatically
recover after a memory overflow or
print overrun.
MANUAL
TIMEOUT
60 sec; 30 sec; Off
This parameter sets the period of
time, that after requesting paper to
be inserted and is not inserted,
when the print job is cancelled.
Only works in PostScript mode.
WAIT TIMEOUT
Off; 5 sec to 300 sec;
default = 40 sec
Sets the time between receiving the
last byte of data and the page being
automatically ejected.
Only works in PCL mode.
In PS mode the job will be
cancelled.
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System Configuration Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
LOW TONER
Continue; Stop
If set to CONTINUE, allows printing
to continue when Low toner is
displayed. If STOP is selected when Low toner is displayed, the
printer goes off line.
JAM RECOVERY
ON; OFF
Sets whether or not printing will
continue after a paper jam has been
cleared. If set to OFF, the print job
that was being printed when the
paper jam occurred will be cancelled
after clearing the paper jam. When
set to ON, the print job will continue
after the jam has been cleared.
ERROR REPORT
ON; OFF
When set to ON, prints an error
report when internal error occurs.
Only works in PostScript mode.
LANGUAGE
English; German;
French; Italian;
Spanish; Swedish;
Norwegian; Danish;
Dutch; Turkish;
Portuguese; Polish
Selects the printer display language.
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PCL Emulation Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
FONT
SOURCE
Resident; DIMM0;
Downloaded
Selects location of the PCL font
used.
DIMM0 is displayed only when font
DIMM ROM exists in the slot.
Downloaded only appears if fonts
have been down loaded to the
printer.
FONT NO.
I000, C001, S001
Sets the PCL font number.
I = internal (resident font); I000 =
Courier.
C = Font stored in the printer's Flash
memory.
S = downloaded soft font, stored on
the printer's internal hard disk drive.
Applies only to printers with a hard
disk drive installed.
FONT PITCH
0.44 cpi to 99.99 cpi in 0.01
cpi increments
Default = 10.00 cpi
Sets the font width in characters per
inch. Only displayed if the font is a
fixed spacing outline font.
FONT HEIGHT
4.00 to 999.75 point, in 0.25
point increments
Default = 12.00 point
Sets the font point size. Applies only
to fixed fonts (does not apply to
proportional fonts).
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PCL Emulation Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
SYMBOL SET
Selects a PCL character symbol set.
PC-8, PC-8 Dan/Nor, PC-8
TK, PC-775, PC-850,
PC-852, PC-855, PC-857
TK, PC-858, PC-866,
PC-869, PC-1004, Pi Font,
Plska Mazvia, PS Math, PS
Text, Roman-8, Roman-9,
Roman Ext, Serbo Croat1,
Serbo Croat2, Spanish,
Ukrainian, VN Int'l, VN Math,
VN US, Win 3.0, Win 3.1 Blt,
Win 3.1 Cyr, Win 3.1 Grk,
Win 3.1 Heb, Win 3.1 L1, Win
3.1 L2, Win 3.1 L5,
Wingdings, Dingbats MS,
Symbol, OCR-A, OCR-B, HP
ZIP, USPSFIM, USPSSTP,
USPSZIP, Bulgarian, CWI
Hung, DeskTop, German,
Greek-437, Greek-437 Cy,
Greek-928, Hebrew NC,
Hebrew OC, IBM-437,
IBM-850, IBM-860, IBM-863,
IBM-865, ISO Dutch, ISO L1,
ISO L2, ISO L5, ISO L6, ISO
L9, ISO Swedish1, ISO
Swedish2, ISO Swedish3,
ISO-2 IRV, ISO-4 UK, ISO-6
ASC, ISO-10 S/F, ISO-11
Swe, ISO-14 JASC, ISO-15
Ita, ISO-16 Por, ISO-17 Spa,
ISO-21 Ger, ISO-25 Fre,
ISO-57 Chi, ISO-60 Nor,
ISO-61 Nor, ISO-69 Fre,
ISO-84 Por, ISO-85 Spa,
Kamenicky, Legal, Math-8,
MC Text, MS Publish, PC Ext
D/N, PC Ext US, PC Set1,
PC Set2 D/N, PC Set2 US,
A4 PRINT
WIDTH
78 column; 80 column
If you are printing a letter size
document on an A4 size sheet,
select 80 column. This condenses
the print to fit on the slightly
narrower A4 sheet, without
changing the line breaks.
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PCL Emulation Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
WHITE PAGE
SKIP
OFF; ON
Change this setting to ON if you do
not wish to print blank pages; PCL
mode.
CR FUNCTION
CR; CR+LF
Sets functionality on receipt of CR
code in PCL mode.
LF FUNCTION
LF; LF+CR
Sets functionality on receipt of LF
code in PCL mode.
PRINT
MARGIN
Normal; 1/5 inch; 1/6 inch
Sets the width of the non-printed
margins.
TRUE BLACK
OFF, ON
PCL only: Sets whether to use
Composite Black (CMYK mixed) or
Pure Black (K only) for the black
(100%) in image data.
OFF = Composite (CMYK) Black.
Provides best results when printing
photographs.
ON = Pure Black (black toner only).
Provides best results when printing
a combination of text and graphics.
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PPR Emulation Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
PEN WIDTH
ADJUST
ON; OFF
IN PCL, when switched ON,
emphasizes the pen width to
improve the appearance of
lines specified with minimum
width.
CHARACTER
PITCH
10 CPI; 12 CPI; 17 CPI; 20
CPI; PROPORTIONAL
Specifies character pitch in
IBM PPR emulation.
FONT
CONDENSE
12CPI to 20 CPI;
12CPI to 12CPI
Specifies 12CPI pitch for
Condense Mode.
CHARACTER
SET
Set 2; Set 1
Specifies a character set.
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PPR Emulation Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
SYMBOL SET
PC-8, PC-8 Dan/Nor, PC-8
TK, PC-775, PC-850,
PC-852, PC-855, PC-857
TK, PC-858, PC-866,
PC-869, PC-1004, Pi Font,
Plska Mazvia, PS Math, PS
Text, Roman-8, Roman-9,
Roman Ext, Serbo Croat1,
Serbo Croat2, Spanish,
Ukrainian, VN Int'l, VN Math,
VN US, Win 3.0, Win 3.1 Blt,
Win 3.1 Cyr, Win 3.1 Grk,
Win 3.1 Heb, Win 3.1 L1, Win
3.1 L2, Win 3.1 L5, ISO
Swedish1, ISO Swedish2,
ISO Swedish3, ISO-2 IRV,
ISO-4 UK, ISO-6 ASC,
ISO-10 S/F, ISO-11 Swe,
ISO-14 JASC, ISO-15 Ita,
ISO-16 Por, ISO-17 Spa,
ISO-21 Ger, ISO-25 Fre,
ISO-57 Chi, ISO-60 Nor,
ISO-61 Nor, ISO-69 Fre,
ISO-84 Por, ISO-85 Spa,
Kamenicky, Legal, Math-8,
MC Text, MS Publish, PC Ext
D/N, PC Ext US, PC Set1,
PC Set2 D/N, PC Set2 US,
Bulgarian, CWI Hung,
DeskTop, German,
Greek-437, Greek-437 Cy,
Greek-928, Hebrew NC,
Hebrew OC, IBM-437,
IBM-850, IBM-860, IBM-863,
IBM-865, ISO Dutch, ISO L1,
ISO L2, ISO L5, ISO L6, ISO
L9
Specifies a symbol set.
LETTER 0
STYLE
Disable; Enable
Specifies the style that
replaces 9B Hex with the letter
o and 9D Hex with a zero
ZERO
CHARACTER
Normal; Slashed
Sets the zero to be slashed or
unslashed.
LINE PITCH
6 LPI; 8 LPI
Specifies the line spacing
(lines per inch).
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PPR Emulation Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
WHITE PAGE
SKIP
OFF; ON
Change this setting to ON if
you do not wish to print blank
pages.
Not available for duplex
printing.
CR FUNCTION
CR; CR+LF
Sets functionality on receipt of
CR code.
LF FUNCTION
LF; LF+CR
Sets functionality on receipt of
LF code.
LINE LENGTH
80 COLUMN; 136 COLUMN
Specifies the number of
characters per line.
FORM LENGTH
11 INCH; 11.7 INCH;
12 INCH
Specifies the length of paper.
TOF POSITION
0.0 to 1.0 INCH, in 0.1-inch
increments
Specifies the distance of print
from the top edge of the paper.
LEFT MARGIN
0.0 to 1.0 INCH, in 0.1-inch
increments
Specifies the distance of print
from the left hand edge of the
paper.
FIT TO LETTER
Disable; Enable
Fits print data, equivalent to 11
inches (66 lines), in the
LETTER-size printable area.
TEXT HEIGHT
Same; Diff
Sets the height of a character.
SAME: Same height
regardless of CPI.
DIFF: Height varies depending
on CPI.
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FX Emulation Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
CHARACTER
PITCH
10 CPI; 12 CPI; 17 CPI; 20
CPI; PROPORTIONAL
Specifies character pitch in this
emulation.
CHARACTER
SET
Set 2; Set 1
Specifies which Epson
character set is used.
SYMBOL SET
PC-8, PC-8 Dan/Nor, PC-8
TK, PC-775, PC-850,
PC-852, PC-855, PC-857
TK, PC-858, PC-866,
PC-869, PC-1004, Pi Font,
Plska Mazvia, PS Math, PS
Text, Roman-8, Roman-9,
Roman Ext, Serbo Croat1,
Serbo Croat2, Spanish,
Ukrainian, VN Int'l, VN Math,
VN US, Win 3.0, Win 3.1 Blt,
Win 3.1 Cyr, Win 3.1 Grk,
Win 3.1 Heb, Win 3.1 L1, Win
3.1 L2, Win 3.1 L5, ISO
Swedish1, ISO Swedish2,
ISO Swedish3, ISO-2 IRV,
ISO-4 UK, ISO-6 ASC,
ISO-10 S/F, ISO-11 Swe,
ISO-14 JASC, ISO-15 Ita,
ISO-16 Por, ISO-17 Spa,
ISO-21 Ger, ISO-25 Fre,
ISO-57 Chi, ISO-60 Nor,
ISO-61 Nor, ISO-69 Fre,
ISO-84 Por, ISO-85 Spa,
Kamenicky, Legal, Math-8,
MC Text, MS Publish, PC Ext
D/N, PC Ext US, PC Set1,
PC Set2 D/N, PC Set2 US,
Bulgarian, CWI Hung,
DeskTop, German,
Greek-437, Greek-437 Cy,
Greek-928, Hebrew NC,
Hebrew OC, IBM-437,
IBM-850, IBM-860, IBM-863,
IBM-865, ISO Dutch, ISO L1,
ISO L2, ISO L5, ISO L6, ISO
L9
Specifies a symbol set.
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FX Emulation Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
LETTER 0
STYLE
DISABLE; ENABLE
Specifies the style that
replaces 9B Hex with letter o
and 9D Hex with a zero
ZERO
CHARACTER
NORMAL; SLASHED
Sets the zero to be slashed or
unslashed.
LINE PITCH
6 LPI; 8 LPI
Specifies the line spacing
(lines per inch).
WHITE PAGE
SKIP
OFF; ON
Change this setting to ON if
you do not wish to print blank
pages
Not available for duplex
printing.
CR FUNCTION
CR; CR+LF
Sets functionality on receipt of
CR code.
LF FUNCTION
LF; LF+CR
Sets functionality on receipt of
LF code.
LINE LENGTH
80 COLUMN; 136 COLUMN
Specifies the number of
columns that will print on a
page (characters per line).
FORM LENGTH
11 inch; 11.7 inch;
12 inch
Specifies the length of print
media.
TOF POSITION
0.0 to 1.0 inch in 0.01-inch
increments
Specifies the distance of print
from the top edge of the paper.
LEFT MARGIN
0.0 to 1.0 inch in 0.01-inch
increments
Specifies the distance of print
from the left hand edge of the
paper.
FIT TO LETTER
DISABLE; ENABLE
Sets the printing mode that
can fit print data, equivalent to
11 inches (66 lines), in the
LETTER-size printable area.
TEXT HEIGHT
SAME; DIFF
Sets the height of a character.
SAME: Same height
regardless of CPI.
DIFF: Height varies depending
on CPI.
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Parallel Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
PARALLEL
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects parallel (Centronics)
interface.
BI-DIRECTION
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects bi-directional
communication.
ECP
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects ECP mode.
ACK WIDTH
NARROW; MEDIUM;
WIDE
Sets ACK width for compatible
reception:
Narrow = 0.5 µS
Medium = 1.0 µS
Wide = 3.0 µS
ACK/BUSY
TIMING
ACK-IN-BUSY;
ACK-WHILE-BUSY
Sets output order for ACK and
BUSY during reception.
ACK IN BUSY: BUSY=LOW to the
end of the ACK pulse.
ACK WHILE BUSY: BUSY=LOW to
the center of the ACK pulse.
I-PRIME
3 MICRO SEC; 50
MICRO SEC;
DISABLE
Sets or disables the i-Prime signal.
OFFLINE
RECEIVE
ENABLE; DISABLE
Enable = maintains reception
without changing the interface
signal, even though an alarm
occurs. The interface stays open
even if the ON LINE button is
pressed.
The interface issues a BUSY signal
only when the receive buffer is full.
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USB Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
USB
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects USB interface.
SOFT RESET
ENABLE; DISABLE
Enables/Disables soft reset
command.
OFFLINE
RECEIVE
ENABLE; DISABLE
Enable = maintains reception without
changing the interface signal, even if
an alarm occurs. The interface stays
open even if the ON LINE button is
pressed. The interface issues a
BUSY signal only when the receive
buffer is full.
Network Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
TCP/IP
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects TCP/IP protocol.
NETWARE
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects Netware protocol.
ETHERTALK
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects EtherTalk protocol.
NETBEUI
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects NetBEUI protocol.
FRAME TYPE
AUTO; 802.2; 802.3
ETHER-II; SNAP
Selects Ethernet frame type.
DHCP/BOOTP
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects whether selection of DHCP/
BOOTP is automatic.
RARP
ENABLE; DISABLE
Selects whether selection of RARP is
automatic.
IP ADDRESS
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Configures IP address.
SUBNET MASK
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Configures subnet mask.
GATEWAY
ADDRESS
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Configures gateway address.
PRINT
SETTINGS
ON; OFF
Selects printing of network menu
map.
ON = When printer exits the menu
mode it will print the network
MenuMap showing results of
self-diagnosis and settings.
INITIALIZE
ON; OFF
Selects network initialization.
ON = network initializes as the
printer exits the menu.
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Memory Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
RECEIVE BUFF
SIZE
AUTO; 0.5 MB; 1
MB; 2 MB; 4 MB; 8
MB; 16 MB; 32 MB
Sets the size of the receive buffer
and depends on the amount of
memory installed in the printer.
RESOURCE
SAVE
AUTO; OFF; 0.5 MB;
1 MB; 2 MB; 4 MB; 8
MB; 16 MB; 32 MB
Set the size of the font cache area
and depends on the amount of
memory installed in the printer.
FLASH
INITIALIZE
EXECUTE
Initializes flash memory if installed.
PS FLASH
RESIZE
0% [n.n MB] TO 90%
[n.n MB], in 10%
increments
Changes the size of the flash
memory area. “n.n” indicates the
actual size in MB.
Note: Special data is stored in the
Flash Memory, therefore you cannot
specify 100%.
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CAUTION!
The Disk Maintenance Menu can be used to initialize the
printer's internal hard disk drive, to reassign the partition
contents, or to reformat the partitions.
It is recommended that disk maintenance be done only by
the System Administrator, or by someone who is
knowledgeable in this area.
Disk Maintenance Menu
The default settings are bold.
Displays only when optional Hard Disk Drive is installed.
Item
Value
Description
HDD INITIALIZE
EXECUTE
Partitions hard disk and formats
each partition. Appears only if hard
disk drive is installed.
PARTITION SIZE
nnn% / mmm% /
xxx%
Sets usage of hard disk drive
partitions:
nnn = Common
mmm = PCL
xxx = PS
Range for each partition: 1 to 98% in
1% increments.
nnn + mmm + xxx = 100%.
HDD
FORMATTING
PCL, COMMON, PS
Formats specified partition.
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System Adjust Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
X ADJUST
0.00 MM;
Range +0.25 TO +2.0
MM and – 2.0 TO –
0.25 MM in 0.25 mm
increments
Adjusts overall print position
horizontally in 0.20 increments.
Y ADJUST
0.00 MM;
Range +0.25 TO +2.0
MM and – 2.0 TO –
0.25 MM in 0.25 mm
increments
Adjusts overall print position
vertically in 0.20 increments.
DUPLEX X ADJUST
0.00 MM;
Range +0.25 TO +2.0
MM and – 2.0 TO –
0.25 MM in 0.25 mm
increments
Adjusts overall print position of
print face horizontally in 0.20
increments.
Displays only when optional
Duplex Unit is installed.
DUPLEX Y ADJUST
0.00 MM;
Range +0.25 TO +2.0
MM and – 2.0 TO –
0.25 MM in 0.25 mm
increments
Adjusts overall print position of
print face vertically in 0.20
increments
Displays only when optional
Duplex Unit is installed.
TRAY 1 LEGAL 14
LEGAL 14; LEGAL
13.5
Sets Tray 1 legal paper size.
TRAY 2 LEGAL 14
LEGAL 14; LEGAL
13.5
Sets Tray 2 legal paper size.
Appears only if optional Tray 2 is
installed.
TRAY 3 LEGAL 14
LEGAL 14; LEGAL
13.5
Sets Tray 3 legal paper size.
Appears only if optional Tray 3 is
installed.
PCL TRAY 2 ID#
1 to 59; default = 5
Sets Tray 2 number for PCL
emulation.
Appears only if optional Tray 3 is
installed.
PCL TRAY 3 ID#
1 – 59; default = 20
Sets Tray 3 number for PCL
emulation.
Appears only if optional Tray 3 is
installed.
PCL MP TRAY ID#
1 – 59; default = 4
Sets MP tray number for PCL
emulation.
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System Adjust Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
HEX DUMP
EXECUTE
Press SELECT to switch the
printer to the Hexadecimal Dump
mode in which all data received is
printed in both Hexadecimal and
ASCII format. To return to normal
print mode, switch the printer off
then on again.
Maintenance Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
EEPROM RESET
EXECUTE
Initializes EEPROM for each unit.
SAVE MENU
EXECUTE
Saves the current menu settings.
RESTORE
EXECUTE
Reverts to stored menu settings.
(Only displayed if there are saved
menu settings).
POWER SAVE
ENABLE; DISABLE
When no input is received for a
specified time, the printer will enter
Power Save Mode. See also
“Power Save Delay Time” under
the System configuration menu on
page 47.
PAPER BLACK
SETTING
0; +1; +2; –2; –1
Not normally used.
PAPER COLOR
SETTING
0; +1; +2; –2; –1
Not normally used.
TRANSPR BLACK
SETTING
0; +1; +2; –2; –1
Not normally used.
TRANSPR COLOR
SETTING
0; +1; +2; –2; –1
Not normally used.
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Usage Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
TOTAL PAGE
COUNT
nnnnnn
Shows total number of pages printed.
TRAY 1 PAGE
COUNT
nnnnnn
Shows number of pages printed from tray
1.
TRAY 2 PAGE
COUNT
nnnnnn
Shows number of pages printed from tray
2. Displayed if optional tray 2 is installed.
TRAY 3 PAGE
COUNT
nnnnnn
Shows number of pages printed from tray
3. Displayed if optional tray 3 is installed.
MP TRAY PAGE
COUNT
nnnnnn
Shows number of pages printed from
multipurpose paper tray.
COLOR PAGE
COUNT
nnnnnn
Number of pages printed in color.
MONOCHROME
PAGE COUNT
nnnnnn
Number of pages printed in monochrome.
BLACK DRUM
LIFE
REMAINING
nnn%
Displays the remaining life of the black
image drum as a percentage.
CYAN DRUM
LIFE
REMAINING
nnn%
Displays the remaining life of the cyan
image drum as a percentage.
MAGENTA
DRUM LIFE
REMAINING
nnn%
Displays the remaining life of the magenta
image drum as a percentage.
YELLOW DRUM
LIFE
REMAINING
nnn%
Displays the remaining life of the yellow
image drum as a percentage.
BELT LIFE
REMAINING
nnn%
Displays the remaining life of the belt as a
percentage.
FUSER LIFE
Remaining
nnn%
Displays the remaining life of the fuser
roller as a percentage.
BLACK TONER
15K = xxx%;
5K = xxx%
Displays black toner remaining.
CYAN TONER
15K = xxx%;
5K = xxx%
Displays cyan toner remaining.
MAGENTA
TONER
15K = xxx%;
5K = xxx%
Displays magenta toner remaining.
YELLOW
TONER
15K = xxx%;
5K = xxx%
Displays yellow toner remaining.
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List of Administrator Menu Settings
NOTE
Only system administrators have access to this menu.
To enter this menu, turn on the printer while holding down the ITEM+
button.
OP Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
ALL CATEGORY
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable all categories of User Menu.
Set to Disable, the User Menu is not shown
except the PRINT JOB MENU. Panel Lock
is still available.
PRINT JOBS
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable PRINT JOBS MENU.
Set to Disable, PRINT JOBS MENU is not
displayed. (PRINT JOB MENU is displayed
when this MENU setting is set to ENABLE
even though ALL CATEGORY is set to
DISABLE.)
INFORMATION
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable INFORMATION MENU.
Set to Disable, INFORMATION MENU is not
displayed.
SHUTDOWN
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable SHUTDOWN MENU.
Set to Disable, SHUTDOWN MENU is not
displayed.
PRINT MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable PRINT MENU.
Set to Disable, PRINT MENU is not
displayed.
MEDIA MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable MEDIA MENU.
Set to Disable, MEDIA MENU is not
displayed.
COLOR MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable color MENU.
Set to Disable, color MENU is not displayed.
SYSTEM CONFIG
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable SYSTEM MENU.
Set to Disable, SYSTEM MENU is not
displayed.
PCL EMULATION
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable PCL EMULATION MENU.
Set to Disable, PCL EMULATION MENU is
not displayed.
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OP Menu (continued)
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
PPR EMULATION
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable PPR EMULATION MENU.
Set to Disable, PPR EMULATION MENU is
not displayed.
FX EMULATION
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable FX EMULATION MENU.
Set to Disable, FX EMULATION MENU is
not displayed.
PARALLEL MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable PARALLEL MENU.
Set to Disable, PARALLEL MENU is not
displayed.
USB MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable USB MENU.
Set to Disable, USB MENU is not displayed.
IEEE 1394 MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Displayed only when the IEEE 1394 board
is installed.
Enable/Disable IEEE 1394 MENU.
Set to Disable, IEEE 1394 MENU is not
displayed.
NETWORK
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Displayed only when the Network Interface
Card is installed.
Enable/Disable NETWORK MENU.
Set to Disable, NETWORK MENU is not
displayed.
MEMORY MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable MEMORY MENU.
Set to Disable, MEMORY MENU is not
displayed.
DISK
MAINTENANCE
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable DISK MAINTENANCE
MENU.
Set to Disable, DISK MAINTENANCE
MENU is not displayed.
SYSTEM ADJUST
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable SYSTEM ADJUST MENU.
Set to Disable, SYSTEM ADJUST MENU is
not displayed.
MAINTENANCE
MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable MAINTENANCE MENU.
Set to Disable, MAINTENANCE MENU is
not displayed.
USAGE MENU
ENABLE,
DISABLE
Enable/Disable USAGE MENU.
Set to Disable, USAGE MENU is not
displayed.
PEAK POWER
CONTROL
Normal/Low
Sets PEAK POWER CONTROL.
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Color Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
RESET C
GAMMA FILTER
EXECUTE
RESET M
GAMMA FILTER
EXECUTE
RESET Y
GAMMA FILTER
EXECUTE
Reset the stored TRC data (retained for
tracking).
For example, correct values could not be
taken due to “out of order” situation.
This is mainly for maintenance purposes
and not ordinarily used.
RESET K
GAMMA FILTER
EXECUTE
Block Device Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
INITIALIZE LOCK
YES, NO
Change to YES to block the operator panel
from showing FLASH INITIALIZE ITEM and
PS FLASH RESIZE ITEM in the Disk
maintenance and Memory menus.
Peak Power Control Menu
The default settings are bold.
Item
Value
Description
PEAK POWER
CONTROL
NORMAL,
LOW
Sets Peak Power Control.
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Setting Color Tuning from the Front Panel
Important!
• In most cases, using Color Tuning is not necessary as the
printer is optimized for color printing at its default settings.
• Once you change these settings, they remain in effect until
you go back in and change them.
• To return the settings to the defaults, use the steps below to
set each value back to 0 (zero).
You can use the printer’s menu to adjust the color intensity for a
specific color by adjusting the HIGHLIGHT, MID-TONE and DARK
(shadows) Color Tuning Patterns.
• To increase the color intensity, use a higher positive setting
(default = 0, maximum = +3).
• To decrease the color intensity, use a higher negative setting
(default = 0, maximum = -3).
For example, to adjust the intensity of the magenta portion:
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1. Print the Color Tuning Pattern:
a. Make sure letter size paper is loaded in the tray.
b. Press the MENU button one or more times, until COLOR MENU
displays.
c. Press the ITEM button one or more times, until COLOR TUNING
displays.
d. Press SELECT.
The Color Tuning Pattern prints.
2. Adjust the Magenta highlight color.
a. Press the ITEM button one or more times, until MAGENTA
HIGHLIGHT nn displays.
b. Press the VALUE button one or more times, until the new value
you wish to use displays (e.g., +3).
c. Press the SELECT button.
An asterisk (*) appears at the right of the number.
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3. Adjust the Magenta mid-tone color:
a. Press the ITEM button one or more times, until MAGENTA
MID-TONE nn appears.
b. Press the VALUE button one or more times, until the new value
you wish to use displays (e.g., nn = +3).
c. Press the SELECT button.
An asterisk (*) appears at the right of the number.
4. Adjust the Magenta dark color:
a. Press the ITEM button one or more times, until MAGENTA DARK
nn displays.
b. Press the VALUE button one or more times, until the new value
you wish to use displays (e.g., nn = +3).
c. Press the SELECT button.
An asterisk (*) appears at the right of the number.
5. Press the ON LINE button to save the new setting and return the
printer to online status
6. Print from your application.
Repeat the above steps until you get the desired magenta color
intensity.
NOTE
To adjust these settings for the Cyan, Yellow or Black color
intensity, substitute the appropriate color name in the steps
above.
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Switching Off
In normal circumstances the power save facility should be used to
avoid having to switch the printer off. However if you do wish to
switch the printer off manually, please carry out the following
procedure:
Ready
Attention
Menu
Item
Online
Value
Select
Cancel
CAUTION!
• Never turn the printer off while it is printing.
• If the optional hard disk has been installed, the
following procedure must be followed before turning off
to protect any data that is stored on the hard disk.
• It is recommended that you follow this shutdown
procedure each time the printer is switched off for any
reason.
• After switching the printer off, wait at least 10 seconds
before switching it on again. This allows the internal
power levels to drop. Switching on too soon could
cause the printer to malfunction.
1. Press the MENU button until SHUTDOWN MENU is displayed, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Press the SELECT button again to begin the shutdown
sequence.
3. When PLEASE POWER OFF SHUTDOWN COMPLETED is displayed,
turn the printer off using the power switch.
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Interfaces
Your printer is equipped with a selection of data interfaces:
1. Parallel – For direct connection to a PC. This port requires a
bi-directional (IEEE 1284 compliant) parallel cable.
2. USB – For connection to a PC running Windows 98 or above
(not Windows 95 upgraded to Windows 98) or Macintosh. This
port requires a cable conforming to USB version 1.1 or above.
• The operation of a printer is not assured if a USB compatible
device is connected concurrently with other USB-compatible
machines.
• When connecting multiple printers of the same type, they
appear as *****, ***** (2), ***** (3), etc. These numbers depend
on the order of connecting or turning on each printer.
3. Ethernet – For network cable connection.
NOTE
Administrator’s authority is required when installing a
network connection.
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See your printed Software Installation Guide for information on:
• Making the interface connections
• Installing the printer drivers
• Installing network software
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Windows XP
Printer Drivers
See your printed Software Installation Guide for information on
installing printer drivers.
Which Printer Driver to Use?
Your printer comes with Windows drivers for PCL and Adobe®
PostScript® (PS). You can install either of these, or both if you wish.
Which driver you choose depends on your application.
• If you use TrueType fonts and you do not print PostScript
(including “.eps” files) graphics, choose the PCL driver. This will
be more efficient and give good results.
• If you use PostScript fonts or you will be printing PostScript
graphics, choose the PostScript driver. In this situation
performance will be faster and graphics will be printed at their best
quality
NOTE
The line art graphics in this manual are PostScript. So if you
plan to print parts of this manual choose the PostScript
driver. Otherwise the line art graphics will only print at low
resolution.
If neither driver seems to cover all your needs, you should install both
drivers: select the same printer port (LPT1 or Network Port) for both
drivers during the installation.
Set the driver you plan to use most of the time to be your Windows
default driver. Most applications allow you to choose a different
printer from within the print dialog, so you can print using the
alternative driver whenever you need to.
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Enabling Installed Options in the Driver
Certain options such as additional memory, the duplexer, or
additional trays may be installed in your printer.
Before using the printer, you must enter the printer driver(s) and
enable the options. You only need to do this once.
For Additional Memory: PostScript Driver Only
If you have additional memory in your printer, use these instructions
to update the Windows PostScript driver so that it recognizes the
additional memory:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
4. Under Installable Options, click Memory Configuration, then
set the memory in the drop-down list to be the same as that now
installed in the printer, as shown in the MenuMap (to generate a
MenuMap printout, see “Printing the MenuMap” on page 34).
5. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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For the Internal Hard Disk Drive
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
4. Under Installable Options, make sure the setting in the Hard
Disk drop-down list is Installed.
5. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, click Printer Hard Disk.
4. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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For Additional Paper Trays
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab. Under Installable Options, click
Available Trays, then select the appropriate number of trays (not
including the Multi-purpose tray) in the drop-down list.
4. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, select the appropriate number of trays
(not including the Multi-purpose tray).
4. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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For the Duplex Unit
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab. Under Installable Options, click
Duplex and select Installed in the drop-down list.
4. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Option tab, click Duplex Option Unit.
4. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and
Media in the Driver
The normal default for these items is automatic detection.
NOTE
If the defaults set manually in the printer menu differ from
those you set in the printer driver, the printer will not print
and the LCD will display an error message.
The following printer driver instructions are given as a guide only.
Some software applications require the paper feed, size and media
settings to be selected from within the software (under Page Setup).
PostScript Drivers
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
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2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
Important!
If you will be using heavy media, transparencies, envelopes or
labels, make sure you open the rear exit before printing:
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3. Click the Paper/Quality tab. Under Tray Selection, select the
paper feed in the Paper Source drop-down list.
4. Click the Advanced button.
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5. Under Paper/Output, select the media size in the Paper Size
drop-down list.
6. Under Document Options → Printer Features, click Media
Type and select the media from the drop-down list.
7. Click OK twice and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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PCL Drivers
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. On the Setup tab, under Media, select the required paper size in
the Size drop-down list.
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4. Select the required paper feed under Source.
NOTE
If a paper tray is selected the Weight field becomes visible.
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5. Select the required paper type under Weight.
NOTE
If Printer Setting is selected, make sure the printer has been
set to the correct media type.
6. Click the Paper Feed Options button and make any other
selections then click OK.
7. Click OK twice and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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Network Printer Status Utility
• Available on TCP/IP network connection only.
The Network Printer Status utility is available if your administrator
has installed it. If the utility is installed, you will see the following
changes to the printer driver Properties dialog box:
• a new Status tab is added.
• an Option button is added to the Device Option tab.
This utility allows you to view (but not change) the status of the
following on the Status tab:
• paper trays installed and the media assigned to them.
• total size and percentage used of disk/memory.
• percentage of toner remaining.
Important!
If you select Automatic Status Update in the Status tab, the
driver will automatically ping the printer for the latest status
information every time you open the Properties dialog box. This
causes a significant delay until the Properties dialog box opens.
To avoid this, use the Update Status button in the Status tab to
manually update the information on demand.
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Windows XP
Operation
This section explains how to set up color printing and how to use the
printer’s features including:
• N-up printing (see page 110)
• Custom page sizes (see page 112)
• Selecting print resolution (see page 118)
• Duplex printing (see page 119)
• Watermarks (see page 125)
• Collating (see page 127)
• Proof and Print (see page 128)
• Secure print: printing confidential documents (see page 131)
• Storing files to the hard disk drive (see page 134)
• Printing posters (see page 137)
NOTE
Most applications allow the printer properties to be
accessed from within the document print dialog box.
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Factors That Affect Color Printing
The PCL and PostScript printer drivers supplied with your printer
provide several controls for changing the color output. For general
use the default driver settings produce good results for most
documents.
Many applications have their own color settings, and these may
override the settings in the printer driver. Please refer to the
documentation for your software application for details on how that
particular program’s color management functions.
If you wish to manually adjust the color settings in your printer driver,
please be aware that color reproduction is a complex topic, and there
are many factors to take into consideration. Some of the most
important factors are listed below.
Differences between the Range of Colors
a Monitor or Printer Can Reproduce
• Neither a printer nor a monitor is capable of reproducing the full
range of colors visible to the human eye. Each device is restricted
to a certain range of colors. In addition to this, a printer cannot
reproduce all of the colors displayed on a monitor, and vice versa.
• Both devices use very different technologies to represent color. A
monitor uses Red, Green and Blue (RGB) phosphors (or LCDs), a
printer uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) toner or
ink.
• A monitor can display very vivid colors such as intense reds and
blues and these cannot be easily produced on any printer using
toner or ink. Similarly, there are certain colors, (some yellows for
example), that can be printed, but cannot be displayed accurately
on a monitor. This disparity between monitors and printers is often
the main reason that printed colors do not match the colors
displayed on screen.
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Viewing Conditions
A document can look very different under various lighting conditions.
For example, the colors may look different when viewed standing
next to a sunlit window, compared to how they look under standard
office fluorescent lighting.
Printer Driver Color Settings
The driver settings for Manual color can change the appearance of a
document. There are several options available to help match the
printed colors with those displayed on screen. These options are
explained in subsequent sections of this User Manual.
Monitor Settings
The brightness and contrast controls on your monitor can change
how your document looks on-screen. Additionally, your monitor color
temperature influences how "warm" or "cool" the colors look.
NOTE
Several of the Color Matching options make reference to
your monitor’s Color Temperature. Many modern monitors
allow the color temperature to be adjusted using the
monitor’s control panel.
There are several settings found on a typical monitor:
• 5000k*
Warmest; yellowish lighting, typically used in graphics arts
environments.
• 6500k
Cooler; approximates daylight conditions.
• 9300k
Cool; the default setting for many monitors and television sets.
*k = degrees Kelvin, a measurement of temperature
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How Your Software Application Displays Color
Some graphics applications such as CorelDRAW® or Adobe®
Photoshop® may display color differently from "office" applications
such as Microsoft® Word. Please see your application’s online help
or user manual for more information.
Paper Type
The type of paper used can also significantly affect the printed color.
For example, a printout on recycled paper can look duller than one
on specially formulated glossy paper.
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Choosing a Color Matching Method
There is no one way to achieve a good match between the document
displayed on your monitor, and its printed equivalent. There are
many factors involved in achieving accurate and reproducible color.
However, the following guidelines may help in achieving good color
output from your printer. There are several suggested methods,
depending on the type of document you are printing.
NOTE
These suggestions are for guidance only. Your results may
vary depending on the application from which you are
printing. Some applications will override any color matching
settings in the printer driver without warning.
RGB or CMYK?
The guidelines for choosing a color matching method makes
distinctions between Red, Green, Blue (RGB) and Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow, Black (CMYK).
Generally, most documents you print will be in RGB format. This is
the most common, and, if you do not know your document’s color
mode, assume that it is RGB.
Typically CMYK documents are only supported in professional
Desktop Publishing and Graphics applications.
Matching Photographic Images
RGB Only
Sharp Color Matching (see page 102) is a generally a good choice.
Select a matching method appropriate to your monitor.
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RGB or CMYK
If you are printing photographic images from a graphics application
such as Adobe Photoshop, you may be able to use Soft-Proofing to
simulate the printed image on your monitor. To do this, you can use
the ICC-Profiles provided by Sharp (see “Windows ICM Color
Matching” on page 109), and then print using the ICC profiles as the
Print Space (or Output space).
Matching Specific Colors (e.g., a Company logo)
RGB Only
• Sharp Color Matching (see page 102), and the sRGB setting: PCL
or PS driver.
• PostScript Color Matching using the Absolute Colorimetric option
(see page 104).
• Use the Color Swatch Utility to print out a chart of RGB swatches
and enter your desired RGB values in your application's color
picker—PS only (see page 101).
RGB or CMYK
• If you are printing from a graphics application such as Adobe
Photoshop, you may be able to use Soft-Proofing to simulate the
printed image on your monitor. To do this, you can use the
ICC-Profiles provided by Sharp (see “Windows ICM Color
Matching” on page 109), and then print using the ICC profiles as
the Print Space (or Output space) (PS only).
• Alternatively, use PostScript Color Matching with the Absolute
Colorimetric setting (see page 104).
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Printing Vivid Colors
RGB Only
• Use Sharp Color Matching (see page 102), with the Monitor 6500k
Vivid, sRGB or Digital Camera settings (PCL or PS).
RGB or CMYK
• Use PostScript Color Matching (see page 104) with the Saturation
option.
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Color Matching: PCL Driver
Color Matching Options
The Color Matching options in the PCL driver can be used to help
match your printed colors to the ones displayed on your monitor.
NOTE
The PCL driver’s color options are only designed to work
with RGB data.
If you are printing CMYK data, we recommend you use the
PostScript driver.
To manually set the color matching options in the PCL driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Right click the appropriate printer name and click Printing
Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
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a. Click Manual Color under Color Mode, then click Natural
under Color Setting.
4. Select the method you wish to use:
Monitor (6500k) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K.
Monitor (6500k) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics.
Monitor (9300k)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 9300K.
Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital camera.
This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter colors. For
some photographs, other settings may be better depending on the
subjects and the conditions under which they were taken.
sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company logo
color. The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed
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without any modification, and only colors that fall outside the
printable colors are modified.
5. Set any other required parameters using the on-line Help for
guidance.
6. When you are done, click OK and close the Printing Preferences
dialog box.
The Print Color Swatch Utility
For use with applications which allow you to set your own RGB
values for colors.
The Color Swatch utility prints out charts of sample colors. Listed
below each color are the corresponding RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
values to use in your application to match that printed color.
An example of using the Print Color Swatch function:
You wish to print a logo in a particular shade of red. The steps you
would follow are:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Click the Color Swatch button to print the color swatch samples.
5. Select the shade of red that best suits your needs and make a
note of the RGB value below that particular shade.
6. Using your program’s color picker, enter these same RGB values
(from step 5), and change the logo to that color.
NOTE
The RGB color displayed on your monitor may not
necessarily match what was printed on the color swatch. If
this is the case, it is probably due to the difference between
how your monitor and printer reproduce color.
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Color Matching: PostScript driver
Color Matching Options
The PostScript driver offers several different methods of controlling
the color output of the printer.
To manually set the color matching options in the PostScript
driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Select the method to use from the Color Control Method
drop-down list under Color Mode:
a. Color Control = Sharp Color Matching
This is Sharp’s proprietary color matching system, and affects
RGB data only.
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Select the type to be used from the drop-down list under Color
Setting :
• Monitor (6500k) Auto
Optimized for printing general documents when using a
monitor with a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500k) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500k) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics and
text.
• Monitor (9300k)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital
camera. This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter
colors. For some photographs, other settings may be better
depending on the subjects and the conditions under which
they were taken.
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• sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company
logo color.
The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed without
any modification, and only colors that fall outside the printable
colors are modified.
b. Color Control = PostScript Color Matching
This uses PostScript Color Rendering Dictionaries built into the
printer, and affects both RGB and CMYK data.
Select the rendering type from the Rendering Intent
drop-down list.
• Rendering Intents
When a document is printed, a conversion takes place from
the document's color space to the printer color space. The
rendering intents are essentially a set of rules that determine
how this color conversion takes place.
The rendering intents that the printer driver provides are
listed below:
– Auto
Best choice for printing general documents.
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– Perceptual
Best choice for printing photographs. Compresses the
source gamut into the printer's gamut while maintaining the
overall appearance of an image.
– Saturation
Best choice for printing bright and saturated colors if you
don't necessarily care how accurate the colors are. This
makes it the recommended choice for graphs, charts,
diagrams etc. Maps fully saturated colors in the source
gamut to fully saturated colors in the printer's gamut.
– Relative Colorimetric
Good for proofing CMYK color images on a desktop printer.
Much like Absolute Colorimetric, except that it scales the
source white to the (usually) paper white; i.e. unlike
Absolute Colorimetric, this attempts to take the paper white
into account.
– Absolute Colorimetric
Best for printing solid colors and tints, such as Company
logos etc. Matches colors common to both devices exactly,
and clips the out of gamut colors to their nearest printed
equivalent. Tries to print white as it appears on screen. The
white of a monitor is often very different from paper white,
so this may result in color casts, especially in the lighter
areas of an image.
c. Color Control = Using ICC Profile
This option provides a method of matching RGB colors similar
to Windows ICM matching. See “Using the ICC Profiles
Feature: PostScript Driver Only” on page 106.
d. Color Control = No Color Matching
Use this option to switch off all printer color matching.
e. Color Control = Print in Grayscale
This option prints all documents as monochrome.
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Using the ICC Profiles Feature:
PostScript Driver Only
• Affects RGB data only.
This provides a method of matching RGB colors similar to Windows
ICM matching. The main advantage it has over Windows ICM color
matching is that it provides a method of printing using both input and
output profiles. Windows ICM matching only allows output profiles to
be chosen.
Input Profiles (e.g., a digital camera) provide information about the
color in the original device that was used to capture or display the
image data. For example, an input device could be a scanner, digital
camera, or monitor.
Output Profiles (e.g., the printer) provide information about the
device to which you are printing.
The Using ICC Profiles feature uses both the input and output
profiles to generate a CRD (Color Rendering Dictionary), which is
used to match the colors as closely as possible.
NOTE
This feature may not work for all application programs.
However, many professional graphics applications offer a
similar feature in their print settings, with the ability to
choose a source (input) color space, and a print (output)
color space
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To Set Up ICC Profiles:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Under Color mode, select Using ICC Profile in the Color
Control Method drop-down list.
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5. Click the New button.
6. Select the Input profile and Output profile in the drop-down lists
under Select ICC profile.
7. Select the desired Rendering Intent and type in a name for the
profile and click OK. The new name will appear in the Setting
Name drop-down list under ICC Profile Setting.
8. Repeat steps 5-7 for each ICC profile you wish to define.
9. Click OK and close the Printers and Faxes dialog box.
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Windows ICM Color Matching
• ICM is the color management system built into Windows.
• Affects RGB data only.
• Can be associated with either the PCL or PS driver
Windows ICM uses ICC profiles for your monitor and printer; these
profiles describe the colors that your device is capable of
reproducing. ICC profiles can be associated with your printer via the
Color Management tab of the printer driver.
Depending on how you have installed the printer driver, the color
profiles may already be associated with the driver.
To associate ICC Color Profiles with the printer driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File, then Properties.
3. Click the Color Management tab.
4. Under “Color Profiles currently associated with this printer”
you should see the names of profiles that match your printer
model. If you do not see any profiles associated with the driver,
click “Add…” and locate the ICC profiles for your printer.
Windows ICM uses the information in these profiles to convert colors
in your documents to colors that the printer can reproduce. The way
in which this conversion is performed can be controlled via the ICM
Intent control in the printer driver
NOTE
The Color Match “Using ICC Profiles” feature provides an
alternative to Windows ICM. This feature is similar to
Windows ICM, but offers several additional features.
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Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing)
N-Up Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate PS driver on the
General tab, then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Layout tab, under Pages Per Sheet, select the required
number of pages.
4. Click OK, then click Print.
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N-Up Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate PCL driver on the
General tab, then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select the required
number of pages per sheet.
4. Click the Options button and select the Page Borders, Page
Layout and Bind Margin, then click OK.
5. Click OK, then click Print.
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Printing Custom Page Sizes
Custom page sizes can only be printed from the multi purpose tray.
The printer media size for the multi purpose tray must be manually
set in the driver to the custom paper size before use (range 3½ to 8½
inches [89 to 216 mm] wide x 5 to 14 inches [127 to 356 mm] long).
Printing Custom Pages Using the PostScript Driver
NOTE
One custom paper size can be defined in the PostScript
driver.
1. Make sure the rear exit path is open:
2. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
3. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
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4. Click the Paper/Quality tab. Under Tray Selection, select
Multi-Purpose Tray in the Paper Source drop-down list.
5. Click the Advanced button. Under Paper/Output, select
Postscript Custom page Size in the Paper Size drop-down list.
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6. Enter the Width and Height for the custom paper and select the
Paper Feed Direction.
NOTE
• Long Edge First = media feeds in long edge first
• Short Edge First = media feeds in short edge first
• Long Edge First (flipped) = Reserved for future use.
• Short Edge First (flipped) = Reserved for future use.
7. Click OK three times.
8. Click Print.
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Printing Custom Pages Using the PCL Driver
NOTE
Up to 32 custom page sizes can be defined in the PCL driver.
1. Make sure the rear exit path is open:
2. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
3. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
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4. On the Setup tab, under Media, select User Defined Size in the
Size drop-down list.
The Set Free Size dialog box appears..
NOTE
You may see a Warning dialog box indicating a conflict. If
you do, click OK and the driver will automatically make the
needed changes to correct for the conflict.
5. Select the Unit, then enter the Width and Length measurements
and click OK.
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6. User Defined Size appears in the Size list on the Setup tab.
NOTE
To save the setting for future use:
• Click Paper Feed Options, then click Custom Size.
• Select the unit, then enter the relevant information for
Width and Height and give your custom size a name
under Name.
• Click Add.
• Click OK.
The Custom Page Size is added to the bottom of the
Paper Size list.
7. Click OK, then click Print.
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Changing the Resolution for a Print Job
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs (default settings):
• Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
• Right click the appropriate printer name, then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below. Note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Preferences button.
1. Click the Job Options tab.
2. Select the required printing resolution under Quality.
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3. Select Toner Saving if appropriate.
4. Click OK, then click Print.
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Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper)
NOTE
The optional duplex unit must be installed in the printer and
enabled before duplex printing can be carried out.
• Standard paper sizes only.
• Paper weight range 20 to 28 lb. US Bond (75 to 105 g/m²).
• Paper must be loaded print side up.
• Only Tray 1, optional Trays 2 and 3, and the High Capacity Feeder
trays can be used for duplex printing. The MP tray cannot be used
for duplex printing.
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs:
• Click Start → Settings → Printers and Faxes.
• Right click the appropriate printer name, then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below. Note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
Duplex Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
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3. On the Layout tab, under Print on Both Sides, select Flip on
Long Edge or Flip on Short Edge.
4. Click OK, then click Print.
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Duplex Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Setup tab, under 2-Sided Printing, select Long Edge or
Short Edge.
4. Click OK, then click Print.
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Printing Booklets
NOTES
• You must have the duplex unit installed and enabled in
order to print booklets.
• Not available on some network connections: see the
Help file.
• Some software applications may not support booklet
printing.
• The right-to-left setting allows a booklet to be printed for
right to left reading, which is used in some languages.
Printing Booklets Using the PostScript Driver
NOTE
Booklet printing using the PostScript driver is restricted to 2
pages per sheet (e.g., print a 5½ x 8½ inch booklet on 8½ x
11 inch paper or print an 8½ x 11 inch booklet on 11 x 17 inch
paper).
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
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3. On the Layout tab, under Pages Per Sheet, select Booklet in
the drop-down list.
4. Click OK, then click Print.
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Printing Booklets Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select Booklet in the
drop-down list.
4. Click the Options button, then set the Signature, 2pages, etc.
(see the on-line Help for information), and click OK.
5. Click OK, then click Print.
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Printing Watermarks: PCL Driver Only
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Job Options tab, click Watermark.
4. Select a name from the Watermark list.
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NOTE
To create a new watermark or edit an existing watermark:
• Click the New or Edit button.
• Enter the text for the watermark and select the font, size,
angle, etc., to be used.
• Click OK.
The new watermark appears in the Watermark list.
5. If you wish to print the watermark only on the first page of the
document, select First Page only.
6. Click OK twice.
7. Click Print.
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Collating
Collating can be carried out with or without a hard disk drive installed.
However, printers with a hard disk drive will provide greater
performance.
Important
If your software application has a collate option, use it instead of
the collate option in the printer driver.
The following instructions explain how to select collating using the
printer driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Job Options tab, under Job Type, enter the number of
copies required and—only if the application has no collate
option—select Collate.
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4. Click OK, then click Print.
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Proof and Print
Proof and print allows printing of a single copy of a document for
checking before printing multiple copies of the same document.
NOTES
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled, to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy is printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, it must be turned OFF for proof and print to
operate correctly.
• Proof and print may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Preferences button.
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3. Under Job Type, select Proof and Print.
a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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b. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK
4. Enter the number of copies and, if required, select Collate (Post
Script driver only).
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5. Click OK, then click Print. The document is stored on the hard
disk drive, and one copy is printed for checking.
6. After checking the proof, print or delete (if incorrect) the
remaining copies of the document using the procedures given
below.
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Printing Copies
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the remaining copies of the
document.
Deleting Copies
If the proof is not ready for printing, the job must be deleted from the
printer:
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents)
Secure printing or printing with passwords allows the printing of
confidential documents on printers that are shared with other users.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for secure printing to
operate correctly.
• Secure printing may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Preferences button.
3. Under Job Type, select Secure Print.
NOTE
If you’ve already placed a document on the hard disk drive
using Secure Print, but have not yet printed it out, click the
PIN button and enter a new job name.
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a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name and,
if required, select Request Job Name for each print job.
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b. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
4. Enter the number of copies and, if required, select Collate.
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5. Click OK, then click Print. The document will be stored on the
printer’s hard disk.
6. Go to the printer and print out the document using the front panel
(see below).
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Printing a Confidential Document from the Front Panel
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button.
The document will print and be deleted from the hard disk drive.
Deleting the Confidential Document Before Printing It
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the job from the printer.
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Store to Hard Disk
Store to hard disk (job spooling) allows print jobs to be prepared and
stored on the hard disk for printing on demand. This is good for forms,
generic memos, letterhead stationery, etc.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for Store to Hard Disk to
operate correctly.
• Store to Hard Disk may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Job Options tab, select Store to HDD.
NOTE
If you’ve already stored a document on the printer’s hard
disk drive, and want to store another one, click the PIN
button and enter a new Job Name.
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a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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b. Type a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
4. Select the number of Copies and click Collate if applicable.
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5. Click OK, then click Print. The document will be stored on the
hard disk and can then be printed on demand, or deleted, using
the procedure below.
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To Print a Stored Document
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the document.
To Delete a Stored Document from the Hard Disk Drive
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Printing Posters: PCL Driver Only
This option allows you to configure and print posters by breaking up
the document page into multiple pieces which print enlarged on
separate sheets. Then the separate sheets are combined to produce
a poster. It is only available with the PCL printer driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Preferences button.
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select PosterPrint.
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4. Click Options... and enter the configuration details
5. Click OK twice.
6. Click Print.
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Windows 2000
Printer Drivers
See your printed Software Installation Guide for information on
installing printer drivers.
Which Printer Driver to Use?
Your printer comes with Windows drivers for PCL and Adobe®
PostScript® (PS). You can install either of these, or both if you wish.
Which driver you choose depends on your application.
• If you use TrueType fonts and you do not print PostScript
(including “.eps” files) graphics, choose the PCL driver. This will
be more efficient and give good results.
• If you use PostScript fonts or you will be printing PostScript
graphics, choose the PostScript driver. In this situation
performance will be faster and graphics will be printed at their best
quality
NOTE
The line art graphics in this manual are PostScript. So if you
plan to print parts of this manual choose the PostScript
driver. Otherwise the line art graphics will only print at low
resolution.
If neither driver seems to cover all your needs, you should install both
drivers: select the same printer port (LPT1 or Network Port) for both
drivers during the installation.
Set the driver you plan to use most of the time to be your Windows
default driver. Most applications allow you to choose a different
printer from within the print dialog, so you can print using the
alternative driver whenever you need to.
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Enabling Installed Options in the Drivers
Certain options such as additional memory, the duplexer, or
additional trays may be installed in your printer.
Before using the printer, you must enter the printer driver(s) and
enable the options. You only need to do this once.
For Additional Memory
If you have additional memory in your printer, use these instructions
to update the Windows PostScript driver so that it recognizes the
additional memory:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
4. Under Installable Options, click Memory Configuration, then
set the memory in the drop-down list to be the same as that now
installed in the printer, as shown in the MenuMap (to generate a
MenuMap printout, see “Printing the MenuMap” on page 34.
5. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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For the Internal Hard Disk Drive
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
4. Under Installable Options, make sure Hard Disk is set to
Installed.
5. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, click Printer Hard Disk.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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For Additional Paper Trays
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab. Under Installable Options, click
Available Trays, then select the appropriate number of trays (not
including the Multi Purpose tray) in the drop-down list.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, select the appropriate number of trays
(not including the Multi Purpose tray).
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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For the Duplex Unit
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab. Under Installable Options, make
sure Duplex is set to Installed.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Option tab, click Duplex Option Unit.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and
Media in the Driver
The normal default for these items is automatic detection.
NOTE
If the defaults set manually in the printer menu differ from
those you set in the printer driver, the printer will not print
and the LCD will display an error message.
The following printer driver instructions are given as a guide only.
Some software applications require the paper feed, size and media
settings to be selected from within the software (under Page Setup).
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
Important!
If you will be using heavy media, transparencies, envelopes or
labels, make sure you open the rear exit before printing.
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3. Click the Paper/Quality tab. Under Tray Selection, select the
paper feed in the Paper Source drop-down list.
4. Click the Advanced button.
5. Under Paper/Output, select the media size in the Paper Size
drop-down list.
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6. Under Document Options → Printer Features, click Media
Type and select the media from the drop-down list.
7. Click OK twice and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Drivers
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. In the Setup tab, under Media, select the required paper size in
the Size drop-down list.
4. Select the required paper feed under Source.
NOTE
If a paper tray is selected the Weight field becomes visible.
5. Select the required paper type under Weight.
NOTE
If Printer Setting is selected, make sure the printer has been
set to the correct media type.
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6. Click Paper Feed Options and make any other selections, then
click OK.
7. Click OK twice and close the Printing Preferences dialog box.
Network Printer Status Utility
• Available on TCP/IP network connection only.
The Network Printer Status utility is available if your administrator
has installed it. If the utility is installed, you will see the following
changes to the printer driver Properties dialog box:
• a new Status tab is added
• an Option button is added to the Device Option tab.
This utility allows you to view (but not change) the status of the
following on the Status tab:
• paper trays installed and the media assigned to them.
• total size and percentage used of disk/memory.
• percentage of toner remaining.
Important!
If you select Automatic Status Update in the Status tab, the
driver will automatically ping the printer for the latest status
information every time you open the Properties dialog box. This
causes a significant delay until the Properties box opens. To
avoid this, use the Update Status button in the Status tab to
manually update the information on demand.
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Windows 2000
Operation
This section explains how to set up color printing and how to use the
printer’s features including:
• N-up printing (see page 170)
• Custom page sizes (see page 172)
• Selecting print resolution (see page 177)
• Duplex printing (see page 178)
• Watermarks (see page 184)
• Collating (see page 186)
• Proof and Print (see page 187)
• Secure print: printing confidential documents (see page 190)
• Storing files to the hard disk drive (see page 193)
• Printing posters (see page 196)
NOTE
Most applications allow the printer properties to be
accessed from within the document print dialog box.
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Factors That Affect Color Printing
The PCL and PostScript printer drivers supplied with your printer
provide several controls for changing the color output. For general
use the default driver settings produce good results for most
documents.
Many applications have their own color settings, and these may
override the settings in the printer driver. Please refer to the
documentation for your software application for details on how that
particular program’s color management functions.
If you wish to manually adjust the color settings in your printer driver,
please be aware that color reproduction is a complex topic, and there
are many factors to take into consideration. Some of the most
important factors are listed below.
Differences Between the Range of Colors
a Monitor or Printer Can Reproduce
• Neither a printer nor a monitor is capable of reproducing the full
range of colors visible to the human eye. Each device is restricted
to a certain range of colors. In addition to this, a printer cannot
reproduce all of the colors displayed on a monitor, and vice versa.
• Both devices use very different technologies to represent color. A
monitor uses Red, Green and Blue (RGB) phosphors (or LCDs), a
printer uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) toner or
ink.
• A monitor can display very vivid colors such as intense reds and
blues and these cannot be easily produced on any printer using
toner or ink. Similarly, there are certain colors, (some yellows for
example), that can be printed, but cannot be displayed accurately
on a monitor. This disparity between monitors and printers is often
the main reason that printed colors do not match the colors
displayed on screen.
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Viewing Conditions
A document can look very different under various lighting conditions.
For example, the colors may look different when viewed standing
next to a sunlit window, compared to how they look under standard
office fluorescent lighting.
Printer Driver Color Settings
The driver settings for Manual color can change the appearance of a
document. There are several options available to help match the
printed colors with those displayed on screen. These options are
explained in subsequent sections of this User Manual.
Monitor Settings
The brightness and contrast controls on your monitor can change
how your document looks on-screen. Additionally, your monitor color
temperature influences how "warm" or "cool" the colors look.
NOTE
Several of the Color Matching options make reference to
your monitor’s Color Temperature. Many modern monitors
allow the color temperature to be adjusted using the
monitor’s control panel.
There are several settings found on a typical monitor:
• 5000k*
Warmest; yellowish lighting, typically used in graphics arts
environments.
• 6500k
Cooler; approximates daylight conditions.
• 9300k
Cool; the default setting for many monitors and television sets.
*k = degrees Kelvin, a measurement of temperature
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How Your Software Application Displays Color
Some graphics applications such as CorelDRAW® or Adobe®
Photoshop® may display color differently from "office" applications
such as Microsoft® Word. Please see your application’s online help
or user manual for more information.
Paper Type
The type of paper used can also significantly affect the printed color.
For example, a printout on recycled paper can look duller than one
on specially formulated glossy paper.
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Choosing a Color Matching Method
There is no one way to achieve a good match between the document
displayed on your monitor, and its printed equivalent. There are
many factors involved in achieving accurate and reproducible color.
However, the following guidelines may help in achieving good color
output from your printer. There are several suggested methods,
depending on the type of document you are printing.
NOTE
These suggestions are for guidance only. Your results may
vary depending on the application from which you are
printing. Some applications will override any color matching
settings in the printer driver without warning.
RGB or CMYK?
The guidelines for choosing a color matching method makes
distinctions between Red, Green, Blue (RGB) and Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow, Black (CMYK).
Generally, most documents you print will be in RGB format. This is
the most common, and, if you do not know your document’s color
mode, assume that it is RGB.
Typically CMYK documents are only supported in professional
Desktop Publishing and Graphics applications.
Matching Photographic Images
RGB Only
Sharp Color Matching (see page 162) is a generally a good choice.
Select a matching method appropriate to your monitor.
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RGB or CMYK
If you are printing photographic images from a graphics application
such as Adobe Photoshop, you may be able to use Soft-Proofing to
simulate the printed image on your monitor. To do this, you can use
the provided ICC-Profiles (see “Windows ICM Color Matching” on
page 169), and then print using the ICC profiles as the Print Space
(or Output space).
Matching Specific Colors (e.g., a Company logo)
RGB Only
• Sharp Color Matching (see page 162), and the sRGB setting: PCL
or PS driver.
• PostScript Color Matching using the Absolute Colorimetric option
(see page 164).
• Use the Color Swatch Utility to print out a chart of RGB swatches
and enter your desired RGB values in your application's color
picker—PS only (see page 161).
RGB or CMYK
• If you are printing from a graphics application such as Adobe
Photoshop, you may be able to use Soft-Proofing to simulate the
printed image on your monitor. To do this, you can use the
provided ICC-Profiles (see “Windows ICM Color Matching” on
page 169), and then print using the ICC profiles as the Print
Space (or Output space) (PS only).
• Alternatively, use PostScript Color Matching with the Absolute
Colorimetric setting (see page 164).
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Printing Vivid Colors
RGB Only
• Use Sharp Color Matching (see page 162), with the Monitor 6500k
Vivid, sRGB or Digital Camera settings (PCL or PS).
RGB or CMYK
• Use PostScript Color Matching (see page 164) with the Saturation
option.
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Color Matching: PCL Driver
Color Matching Options
The Color Matching options in the PCL driver can be used to help
match your printed colors to the ones displayed on your monitor.
NOTE
The PCL driver’s color options are only designed to work
with RGB data.
If you are printing CMYK data, we recommend you use the
PostScript driver.
To manually set the color matching options in the PCL driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the appropriate printer name and click Printing
Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
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a. Click Manual Color under Color Mode, then click Natural
under Color Setting.
4. Select the method you wish to use:
Monitor (6500k) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K.
Monitor (6500k) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics.
Monitor (9300k)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 9300K.
Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital camera.
This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter colors. For
some photographs, other settings may be better depending on the
subjects and the conditions under which they were taken.
sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company logo
color. The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed
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without any modification, and only colors that fall outside the
printable colors are modified.
5. Set any other required parameters using the on-line Help for
guidance.
6. When you are done, click OK and close the Printing Preferences
dialog box.
The Print Color Swatch Utility
For use with applications which allow you to set your own RGB
values for colors.
The Color Swatch utility prints out charts of sample colors. Listed
below each color are the corresponding RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
values to use in your application to match that printed color.
An example of using the Print Color Swatch function:
You wish to print a logo in a particular shade of red. The steps you
would follow are:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Click the Color Swatch button to print the color swatch samples.
5. Select the shade of red that best suits your needs and make a
note of the RGB value below that particular shade.
6. Using your program’s color picker, enter these same RGB values
(from step 5), and change the logo to that color.
NOTE
The RGB color displayed on your monitor may not
necessarily match what was printed on the color swatch. If
this is the case, it is probably due to the difference between
how your monitor and printer reproduce color.
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Color Matching: PostScript Driver
Color Matching Options
The PostScript driver offers several different methods of controlling
the color output of the printer.
To manually set the color matching options in the PostScript
driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Select the method to use from the Color Control Method
drop-down list under Color Mode:
a. Color Control = Sharp Color Matching
This is Sharp’s proprietary color matching system, and affects
RGB data only.
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Select the type to be used from the drop-down list under Color
Setting:
• Monitor (6500K) Auto
Optimized for printing general documents when using a
monitor with a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500K) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500K) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics and
text.
• Monitor (9300K)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital
camera. This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter
colors. For some photographs, other settings may be better
depending on the subjects and the conditions under which
they were taken.
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• sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company
logo color.
The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed without
any modification, and only colors that fall outside the printable
colors are modified.
b. Color Control = PostScript Color Matching
This uses PostScript Color Rendering Dictionaries built-in to
the printer, and affects both RGB and CMYK data.
Select the rendering type from the Rendering Intent
drop-down list.
• Rendering Intents
When a document is printed, a conversion takes place from
the document's color space to the printer color space. The
rendering intents are essentially a set of rules that determine
how this color conversion takes place.
The rendering intents that the printer driver provides are
listed below:
– Auto
Best choice for printing general documents.
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– Perceptual
Best choice for printing photographs. Compresses the
source gamut into the printer's gamut whilst maintaining the
overall appearance of an image. This may change the
overall appearance of an image as all the colors are shifted
together.
– Saturation
Best choice for printing bright & saturated colors if you don't
necessarily care how accurate the colors are. This makes
it the recommended choice for graphs, charts, diagrams
etc. Maps fully saturated colors in the source gamut to fully
saturated colors in the printer's gamut.
– Relative Colorimetric
Good for proofing CMYK color images on a desktop printer.
Much like Absolute Colorimetric, except that it scales the
source white to the (usually) paper white; i.e. unlike
Absolute Colorimetric, this attempts to take the paper white
into account.
– Absolute Colorimetric
Best for printing solid colors and tints, such as Company
logos etc. Matches colors common to both devices exactly,
and clips the out of gamut colors to their nearest printed
equivalent. Tries to print white as it appears on screen. The
white of a monitor is often very different from paper white,
so this may result in color casts, especially in the lighter
areas of an image.
c. Color Control = Using ICC Profile
This option provides a method of matching RGB colors similar
to Windows ICM matching. See “Using the ICC Profiles
Feature: PostScript Driver Only” on page 166.
d. Color Control = No Color Matching
Use this option to switch off all printer color matching.
e. Color Control = Print in Grayscale
This option prints all documents as monochrome.
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Using the ICC Profiles Feature:
PostScript Driver Only
• Affects RGB data only.
This provides a method of matching RGB colors similar to Windows
ICM matching. The main advantage it has over Windows ICM color
matching is that it provides a method of printing using both input and
output profiles. Windows ICM matching only allows output profiles to
be chosen.
Input Profiles (e.g., a digital camera) provide information about the
color in the original device that was used to capture or display the
image data. For example, an input device could be a scanner, digital
camera, or monitor.
Output Profiles (e.g., the printer) provide information about the
device to which you are printing.
The Using ICC Profiles feature uses both the input and output
profiles to generate a CRD (Color Rendering Dictionary), which is
used to match the colors as closely as possible.
NOTE
This feature may not work for all application programs.
However, many professional graphics applications offer a
similar feature in their print settings, with the ability to
choose a source (input) color space, and a print (output)
color space
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To Set Up ICC Profiles:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Printing Preferences.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Under Color mode, select Using ICC Profile in the Color
Control Method drop-down list.
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5. Click the New button.
a. Select the Input profile and Output profile in the drop-down
lists under Select ICC profile.
b. Select the desired Rendering Intent and type in a name for the
profile, then click OK. The new name will appear in the Setting
Name drop-down list under ICC Profile Setting.
c. Repeat steps 5-7 for each ICC profile you wish to define.
6. Click OK twice and close the Printers dialog box.
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Windows ICM Color Matching
• ICM is the color management system built into Windows.
• Affects RGB data only.
• Can be associated with either the PCL or PS driver
Windows ICM uses ICC profiles for your monitor and printer; these
profiles describe the colors that your device is capable of
reproducing. ICC profiles can be associated with your printer via the
Color Management tab of the printer driver.
Depending on how you have installed the printer driver, the color
profiles may already be associated with the driver.
To associate ICC Color Profiles with the printer driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File, then Properties.
3. Click the Color Management tab.
4. Under “Color Profiles currently associated with this printer”,
you should see the names of profiles that match your printer
model. If you do not see any profiles associated with the driver,
click “Add…” and locate the ICC profiles for your printer.
Windows ICM uses the information in these profiles to convert colors
in your documents to colors that the printer can reproduce. The way
in which this conversion is performed can be controlled via the ICM
Intent control in the printer driver
NOTE
The Color Match “Using ICC Profiles” feature provides an
alternative to Windows ICM . It is similar to Windows ICM,
but offers several additional features.
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PrintingMultiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing)
N-Up Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Layout tab.
3. Under Pages Per Sheet, select the required number of pages.
4. Click Print.
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N-Up Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Setup tab.
3. Under Finishing Mode, select the required number of pages per
sheet.
4. Click Options and select the Page Borders, Page Layout and
Bind Margin, then click OK.
5. Click Print.
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Printing Custom Page Sizes
Important!
If you will be using heavy media, transparencies, envelopes or
labels, make sure you open the rear exit before printing.
Custom page sizes can only be printed from the multi purpose tray.
The printer media size for the multi purpose tray must be manually
set in the driver to the custom paper size before use (range 3½ to 8½
inches [89 to 216 mm] wide x 5 to 14 inches [127 to 356 mm] long).
Printing Custom Pages Using the PostScript Driver
NOTE
One custom paper size can be defined in the PostScript
driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Paper/Quality tab.
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3. Under Tray Selection, select Multi-Purpose Tray in the Paper
Source drop-down list.
4. Click the Advanced button. Under Paper/Output, select
Postscript Custom Page Size in the Paper Size drop-down list.
NOTE
• Long Edge First = media feeds in long edge first
• Short Edge First = media feeds in short edge first
• Long Edge First (flipped) = Reserved for future use.
• Short Edge First (flipped) = Reserved for future use.
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5. Enter the Width and Height for the custom paper and select the
Paper Feed Direction, then click OK.
6. Click OK.
7. Click Print.
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Printing Custom Pages Using the PCL Driver
NOTE
Up to 32 custom page sizes can be defined in the PCL driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Setup tab.
1. Under Media, select User Defined in the Size drop-down list.
NOTE
You may see a Warning dialog box indicating a conflict. If
you do, click OK and the driver will automatically make the
needed changes to correct for the conflict.
The Set Free Size dialog box appears.
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2. Select the unit, then enter the width and length measurements
and click OK.
3. Check that User Defined now appears in the Size box on the
Setup tab.
NOTE
To save the setting for future use:
• Click Paper Feed Options, then click Custom Size.
• Select the unit, then enter the relevant information for
Width and Height and give your custom size a name
under Name.
• Click Add.
• Click OK.
The Custom Page Size is added to the bottom of the
Paper Size list.
4. Click OK.
5. Click Print.
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Changing the Resolution for a Print Job
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs (default settings):
• Click Start → Settings → Printers.
• Right click the appropriate printer name. then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below: note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab.
1. Click the Job Options tab.
2. Select the required printing resolution under Quality.
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3. Select Toner Saving if appropriate.
4. Click Print.
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Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper)
NOTE
The optional duplex unit must be installed in the printer and
enabled before duplex printing can be carried out.
• Standard paper sizes only.
• Paper weight range 20 to 28 lb. US Bond (75 to 105 g/m²).
• Paper must be loaded print side up.
• Only Tray 1, optional Trays 2 and 3, and the High Capacity Feeder
trays can be used for duplex printing. The MP tray cannot be used
for duplex printing.
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs:
• Click Start → Settings → Printers.
• Right click the appropriate printer name. then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below: note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
Duplex Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Layout tab.
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3. Under Print on Both Sides(Duplex) tab, select Flip on Long
Edge or Flip on Short Edge.
4. Click Print.
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Duplex Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Setup tab.
3. Under 2-Sided Printing, select Long Edge or Short Edge.
4. Click Print.
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Printing Booklets
NOTES
• You must have the duplex unit installed and enabled in
order to print booklets.
• Not available on some network connections: see the
Help file.
• Some software applications may not support booklet
printing.
• The right-to-left setting allows a booklet to be printed for
right to left reading, which is used in some languages.
Printing Booklets Using the PostScript Driver
Important!
Booklet printing using the PostScript driver is restricted to 2
pages per sheet (e.g., print a 5½ x 8½ inch booklet on 8½ x 11
inch paper, or print an 8½ x 11 inch document on 11 x 17 inch
paper).
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Layout tab.
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3. Under Pages Per Sheet, select Booklet in the drop-down list.
4. Under Print on Both Sides(Duplex), select Flip on Short edge.
5. Click Print.
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Printing Booklets Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PS driver on the General tab,
then click the Setup tab.
3. Under Finishing Mode, select Booklet in the drop-down list.
4. Click the Options button and set Signature, 2Pages, Right to
Left and Bind Margin as required, then click OK.
5. Click Print.
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Printing Watermarks: PCL Driver Only
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Job Options tab.
3. Click the Watermark button.
4. Select a name from the Watermark list.
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NOTE
To create a new watermark or edit an existing watermark:
• Click the New or Edit button.
• Enter the text for the watermark and select the font, size,
angle, etc., to be used.
• Click OK.
The new watermark appears in the Watermark list.
5. If you wish to print the watermark only on the first page of the
document, select First Page only.
6. Click OK.
7. Click Print.
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Collating
Collating can be carried out with or without a hard disk drive installed.
However, printers with a hard disk drive will provide greater
performance.
Important
If your software application has a collate option, use it instead of
the collate option in the printer driver.
The following instructions explain how to select collating using the
printer driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Job Options tab.
3. Under Job Type, enter the number of copies required and—only
if the application has no collate option—select Collate.
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4. Click Print.
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Proof and Print
Proof and print allows printing of a single copy of a document for
checking before printing multiple copies of the same document.
NOTES
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled, to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy is printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, it must be turned OFF for proof and print to
operate correctly.
• Proof and print may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Job Options tab.
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3. Enter the number of copies and, if required, select Collate.
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a. Under Job Type, select Proof and Print.
b. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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c. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
4. Click Print. The document is stored on the hard disk drive, and
one copy is printed for checking.
5. After checking the proof, print or delete (if incorrect) the
remaining copies of the document using the procedures given
below.
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Printing Copies
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the remaining copies of the
document.
Deleting Copies
If the proof is not ready for printing, the job must be deleted from the
printer:
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents)
Secure printing or printing with passwords allows the printing of
confidential documents on printers that are shared with other users.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for secure printing to
operate correctly.
• Secure printing may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Job Options tab.
3. Under Job Type, select Secure Print.
NOTE
If you have already stored a Secure Print document on the
hard disk drive and have not yet printed it, click the PIN
button and enter a new name for the current document.
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a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name , and,
if required, select Request Job Name for each print job.
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b. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
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4. Enter the number of copies and, if required, check the Collate
box.
5. Click Print. The document will be stored on the printer’s hard
disk.
6. Go to the printer and print out the document using the front panel
(see below).
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Printing a Confidential Document from the Front Panel
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button.
The document will print and be deleted from the hard disk drive.
Deleting the Confidential Document Before Printing It
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the job from the printer.
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Store to Hard Disk
Store to Hard Disk (job spooling) allows print jobs to be prepared and
stored on the hard disk for printing on demand. This is good for forms,
generic memos, letterhead stationery, etc.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for Store to Hard Disk to
operate correctly.
• Store to Hard Disk may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the appropriate driver on the General
tab, then click the Job Options tab.
3. Enter the number of required copies and, if required, check the
Collate box, then select Store to HDD.
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NOTE
If you’ve already stored a document on the hard disk drive
and want to store another one, click the PIN button and enter
a new Job Name.
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a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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b. Type a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
4. Click Print. The document will be stored on the hard disk and can
then be printed on demand, or deleted, using the procedures
given below.
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To Print the Stored Document
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the document.
To Delete a Stored Job from the Hard Disk Drive
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Printing Posters: PCL Driver Only
This option allows you to configure and print posters by breaking up
the document page into multiple pieces which print enlarged on
separate sheets. Then the separate sheets are combined to produce
a poster. It is only available with the PCL printer driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, click the PCL driver on the General tab,
then click the Setup tab.
3. Under Finishing Mode, select Poster Print.
4. Click Options... and enter the configuration details
5. Click OK, then click Print.
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Windows Me/98/95
Printer Drivers
See your printed Software Installation Guide for information on
installing printer drivers.
Which Printer Driver to Use?
Your printer comes with Windows drivers for PCL and Adobe®
PostScript® (PS). You can install either of these, or both if you wish.
Which driver you choose depends on your application.
• If you use TrueType fonts and you do not print PostScript
(including “.eps” files) graphics, choose the PCL driver. This will
be more efficient and give good results.
• If you use PostScript fonts or you will be printing PostScript
graphics, choose the PostScript driver. In this situation
performance will be faster and graphics will be printed at their best
quality.
NOTE
The line art graphics in this manual are PostScript. So if you
plan to print parts of this manual choose the PostScript
driver. Otherwise the line art graphics will only print at low
resolution.
If neither driver seems to cover all your needs, you should install both
drivers: select the same printer port (LPT1 or Network Port) for both
drivers during the installation.
Set the driver you plan to use most of the time to be your Windows
default driver. Most applications allow you to choose a different
printer from within the print dialog, so you can print using the
alternative driver whenever you need to.
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Enabling Installed Options in the Drivers
Certain options such as additional memory, the duplexer, or
additional trays may be installed in your printer.
Before using the printer, you must enter the printer driver(s) and
enable the options. You only need to do this once.
For Additional Memory
If you have additional memory in your printer, use these instructions
to update the Windows PostScript driver so that it recognizes the
additional memory:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Options tab.
4. Under Installed Memory, adjust the amount of memory to be the
same as that now installed in the printer, as shown in the
MenuMap (to generate a MenuMap printout, see “Printing the
MenuMap” on page 34).
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5. To specify usable printer memory size, click the Memory...
button. The driver automatically adjusts font cache size according
to the memory option selected under Installed.
6. Click OK twice.
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For the Internal Hard Disk Drive
PostScript or PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Options tab, check Printer Hard Disk.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
4. Click OK.
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For Additional Paper Trays
PostScript or PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Options tab, select the number of trays installed
(not including the Multi Purpose tray).
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
4. Click OK.
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For the Duplex Unit
PostScript or PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Options tab, check Duplex Option Unit.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
4. Click OK.
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Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and
Media in the Driver
The normal default for these items is automatic detection.
NOTE
If the defaults set manually in the printer menu differ from
those you set in the printer driver, the printer will not print
and the LCD will display an error message.
The following printer driver instructions are given as a guide only.
Some software applications require the paper feed, size and media
settings to be selected from within the software (under Page Setup).
PostScript and PCL Drivers
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Setup tab.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
4. Select the required paper size under Size.
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5. Select the required paper feed under Source.
NOTE
If a paper tray is selected the Type or Weight field becomes
visible.
6. Select the required paper type under Type (PostScript) or Weight
(PCL).
NOTE
If Printer Setting is selected, make sure the printer has been
set to the correct media type.
7. Click Paper Feed Options and make any other selections then
click OK.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
8. Click OK to close the printer dialog box.
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Network Printer Status Utility
• Available on TCP/IP network connection only.
The Network Printer Status utility is available if your administrator
has installed it. If the utility is installed, you will see the following
changes to the printer driver Properties dialog box:
• a new Status tab is added
• an Option button is added to the Device Option tab.
This utility allows you to view (but not change) the status of the
following on the Status tab:
• paper trays installed and the media assigned to them.
• total size and percentage used of disk/memory.
• percentage of toner remaining.
Important!
If you select Automatic Status Update in the Status tab, the
driver will automatically ping the printer for the latest status
information every time you open the Properties dialog box. This
causes a significant delay until the Properties box opens. To
avoid this, use the Update Status button in the Status tab to
manually update the information on demand.
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Operation
This section explains how to set up color printing and how to use the
printer’s features including:
• N-up printing (see page 224)
• Custom page sizes (see page 226)
• Selecting print resolution (see page 230)
• Duplex printing (see page 231)
• Watermarks (see page 235)
• Collating (see page 239)
• Font substitution (see page 240)
• Proof and Print (see page 241)
• Secure print: printing confidential documents (see page 245)
• Storing files to the hard disk drive (see page 248)
• Printing posters (see page 251)
NOTE
Most applications allow the printer properties to be
accessed from within the document print dialog box.
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Factors That Affect Color Printing
The PCL and PostScript printer drivers supplied with your printer
provide several controls for changing the color output. For general
use the default driver settings produce good results for most
documents.
Many applications have their own color settings, and these may
override the settings in the printer driver. Please refer to the
documentation for your software application for details on how that
particular program’s color management functions.
If you wish to manually adjust the color settings in your printer driver,
please be aware that color reproduction is a complex topic, and there
are many factors to take into consideration. Some of the most
important factors are listed below.
Differences Between the Range of Colors
a Monitor or Printer Can Reproduce
• Neither a printer nor a monitor is capable of reproducing the full
range of colors visible to the human eye. Each device is restricted
to a certain range of colors. In addition to this, a printer cannot
reproduce all of the colors displayed on a monitor, and vice versa.
• Both devices use very different technologies to represent color. A
monitor uses Red, Green and Blue (RGB) phosphors (or LCDs), a
printer uses Cyan, Yellow, Magenta and Black (CMYK) toner or
ink.
• A monitor can display very vivid colors such as intense reds and
blues and these cannot be easily produced on any printer using
toner or ink. Similarly, there are certain colors, (some yellows for
example), that can be printed, but cannot be displayed accurately
on a monitor. This disparity between monitors and printers is often
the main reason that printed colors do not match the colors
displayed on screen.
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Viewing Conditions
A document can look very different under various lighting conditions.
For example, the colors may look different when viewed standing
next to a sunlit window, compared to how they look under standard
office fluorescent lighting.
Printer Driver Color Settings
The driver settings for Manual color can change the appearance of a
document. There are several options available to help match the
printed colors with those displayed on screen. These options are
explained in subsequent sections of this User Manual.
Monitor Settings
The brightness and contrast controls on your monitor can change
how your document looks on-screen. Additionally, your monitor color
temperature influences how "warm" or "cool" the colors look.
NOTE
Several of the Color Matching options make reference to
your monitor’s Color Temperature. Many modern monitors
allow the color temperature to be adjusted using the
monitor’s control panel.
There are several settings found on a typical monitor:
• 5000k*
Warmest; yellowish lighting, typically used in graphics arts
environments.
• 6500k
Cooler; approximates daylight conditions.
• 9300k
Cool; the default setting for many monitors and television sets.
*k = degrees Kelvin, a measurement of temperature
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How Your Software Application Displays Color
Some graphics applications such as CorelDRAW® or Adobe®
Photoshop® may display color differently from "office" applications
such as Microsoft® Word. Please see your application’s online help
or user manual for more information.
Paper Type
The type of paper used can also significantly affect the printed color.
For example, a printout on recycled paper can look duller than one
on specially formulated glossy paper.
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Choosing a Color Matching Method
There is no one way to achieve a good match between the document
displayed on your monitor, and its printed equivalent. There are
many factors involved in achieving accurate and reproducible color.
However, the following guidelines may help in achieving good color
output from your printer. There are several suggested methods,
depending on the type of document you are printing.
NOTE
These suggestions are for guidance only. Your results may
vary depending on the application from which you are
printing. Some applications will override any color matching
settings in the printer driver without warning.
RGB or CMYK?
The guidelines for choosing a color matching method makes
distinctions between Red, Green, Blue (RGB) and Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow, Black (CMYK).
Generally, most documents you print will be in RGB format. This is
the most common, and, if you do not know your document’s color
mode, assume that it is RGB.
Typically CMYK documents are only supported in professional
Desktop Publishing and Graphics applications.
Matching Photographic Images
RGB Only
Sharp Color Matching (see page 217) is generally a good choice.
Select a matching method appropriate to your monitor.
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RGB or CMYK
If you are printing photographic images from a graphics application
such as Adobe Photoshop, you may be able to use Soft-Proofing to
simulate the printed image on your monitor. To do this, you can use
the provided ICC-Profiles (see “Windows ICM Color Matching” on
page 222), and then print using the ICC profiles as the Print Space
(or Output space).
Matching Specific Colors (e.g., a Company Logo)
RGB Only
• Sharp Color Matching (see page 217), and the sRGB setting: PCL
or PS driver.
• PostScript Color Matching using the Absolute Colorimetric option
(see page 219).
• Use the Color Swatch Utility to print out a chart of RGB swatches
and enter your desired RGB values in your application's color
picker—PS only (see page 215).
RGB or CMYK
• If you are printing from a graphics application such as Adobe
Photoshop, you may be able to use Soft-Proofing to simulate the
printed image on your monitor. To do this, you can use the
provided ICC-Profiles (see “Windows ICM Color Matching” on
page 222), and then print using the ICC profiles as the Print
Space (or Output space) (PS only).
• Alternatively, use PostScript Color Matching with the Absolute
Colorimetric setting (see page 219).
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Printing Vivid Colors
RGB Only
• Use Sharp Color Matching (see page 217), with the Monitor 6500k
Vivid, sRGB or Digital Camera settings (PCL or PS).
RGB or CMYK
• Use PostScript Color Matching (see page 219) with the Saturation
option.
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Color Matching: PCL Driver
Color Matching Options
The Color Matching options in the PCL driver can be used to help
match your printed colors to the ones displayed on your monitor.
NOTE
The PCL driver’s color options are only designed to work
with RGB data.
If you are printing CMYK data, we recommend you use the
PostScript driver.
To manually set the color matching options in the PCL driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the appropriate printer name and click File, then
Properties.
3. Click the Color tab.
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a. Click Manual Color under Color Mode, then click Natural
under Color Setting.
4. Select the method you wish to use:
Monitor (6500K) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K.
Monitor (6500K) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics.
Monitor (9300K)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 9300K.
Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital camera.
This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter colors. For
some photographs, other settings may be better depending on the
subjects and the conditions under which they were taken.
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sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company logo
color. The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed
without any modification, and only colors that fall outside the
printable colors are modified.
5. Set any other required parameters using the on-line Help for
guidance.
6. When you are done, click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
The Print Color Swatch Utility
For use with applications which allow you to set your own RGB
values for colors.
The Color Swatch utility prints out charts of sample colors. Listed
below each color are the corresponding RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
values to use in your application to match that printed color.
An example of using the Print Color Swatch function:
You wish to print a logo in a particular shade of red. The steps you
would follow are:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File, then Properties.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Click Color Swatch to print the color swatch samples.
5. Select the shade of red that best suits your needs and make a
note of the RGB value below that particular shade.
6. Using your program’s color picker, enter these same RGB values
(from step 5), and change the logo to that color.
NOTE
The RGB color displayed on your monitor may not
necessarily match what was printed on the color swatch. If
this is the case, it is probably due to the difference between
how your monitor and printer reproduce color.
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Color Matching: PostScript Driver
Color Matching Options
The PostScript driver offers several different methods of controlling
the color output of the printer.
Some of the color matching options only work on certain types of
data. The table below summarizes the various color-matching
options available in the PostScript driver, and what types of data they
affect.
Color Matching Option
RGB data
CMYK data
Sharp Color Matching
Yes
No
PostScript Color Matching
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Windows ICM
Matchinga
Using ICC Profiles
a. Not Windows NT 4.0
To manually set the color matching options in the PostScript
driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File → Properties.
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3. Click the Color tab.
4. Select the method to use from the Color Control drop-down list
box under Color Mode:
a. Color Control = Sharp Color Matching
This is Sharp’s proprietary color matching system, and affects
RGB data only.
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Select the type to be used from the drop-down list box under
Color Setting :
• Monitor (6500K) Auto
Optimized for printing general documents when using a
monitor with a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500K) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500K) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics and
text.
• Monitor (9300K)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital
camera. This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter
colors. For some photographs, other settings may be better
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depending on the subjects and the conditions under which
they were taken.
• sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company
logo color.
The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed without
any modification, and only colors that fall outside the printable
colors are modified.
b. Color Control = PostScript Color Matching
This uses PostScript Color Rendering Dictionaries built-in to
the printer, and affects both RGB and CMYK data.
Select the rendering type from the Rendering Intent
drop-down list box.
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• Rendering Intents
When a document is printed, a conversion takes place from
the document's color space to the printer color space. The
rendering intents are essentially a set of rules that determine
how this color conversion takes place.
The rendering intents that the printer driver provides are
listed below:
– Auto
Best choice for printing general documents.
– Perceptual
Best choice for printing photographs. Compresses the
source gamut into the printer's gamut whilst maintaining the
overall appearance of an image. This may change the
overall appearance of an image as all the colors are shifted
together.
– Saturation
Best choice for printing bright & saturated colors if you don't
necessarily care how accurate the colors are. This makes
it the recommended choice for graphs, charts, diagrams
etc. Maps fully saturated colors in the source gamut to fully
saturated colors in the printer's gamut.
– Relative Colorimetric
Good for proofing CMYK color images on a desktop printer.
Much like Absolute Colorimetric, except that it scales the
source white to the (usually) paper white; i.e. unlike
Absolute Colorimetric, this attempts to take the paper white
into account.
– Absolute Colorimetric
Best for printing solid colors and tints, such as Company
logos etc. Matches colors common to both devices exactly,
and clips the out of gamut colors to their nearest printed
equivalent. Tries to print white as it appears on screen. The
white of a monitor is often very different from paper white,
so this may result in color casts, especially in the lighter
areas of an image.
c. Color Control = Windows ICM
This is the color management system built into Windows. See
“Windows ICM Color Matching” on page 222.
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d. Color Control = Using ICC Profiles
This option provides a method of matching RGB colors similar
to Windows ICM matching. See “Using ICC Profiles Feature” on
page 223.
e. Color Control = No Color Matching
Use this option to switch off all printer color matching.
f. Color Control = Print in greyscale
This option prints all documents as monochrome.
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Windows ICM Color Matching
• ICM is the color management system built into Windows.
• Affects RGB data only.
• Can be associated with either the PCL or PS driver
Windows ICM uses ICC profiles for your monitor and printer; these
profiles describe the colors that your device is capable of
reproducing. ICC profiles can be associated with your printer via the
Color Management tab of the printer driver.
Depending on how you have installed the printer driver, the color
profiles may already be associated with the driver.
To associate ICC Color Profiles with the printer driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File, then Properties.
3. Click the Color Management tab.
4. Under “Color Profiles currently associated with this printer”,
you should see the names of profiles that match your printer
model. If you do not see any profiles associated with the driver,
click “Add…” and locate the ICC profiles for your printer.
Windows ICM uses the information in these profiles to convert colors
in your documents to colors that the printer can reproduce. The way
in which this conversion is performed can be controlled via the ICM
Intent control in the printer driver
NOTE
The Color Match “Using ICC Profiles” feature provides an
alternative to Windows ICM. It is similar to Windows ICM, but
offers several additional features.
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Using ICC Profiles Feature
• Affects RGB data only.
This provides a method of matching RGB colors similar to Windows
ICM matching. The main advantage it has over Windows ICM color
matching is that it provides a method of printing using both input and
output profiles. Windows ICM matching only allows output profiles to
be chosen.
Input Profiles (e.g., a digital camera) provide information about the
color in the original device that was used to capture or display the
image data. For example, an input device could be a scanner, digital
camera, or monitor.
Output Profiles (e.g., the printer) provide information about the
device to which you are printing.
The Using ICC Profiles feature uses both the input and output
profiles to generate a CRD (Color Rendering Dictionary), which is
used to match the colors as closely as possible.
NOTE
This feature may not work for all application programs.
However, many professional graphics applications offer a
similar feature in their print settings, with the ability to
choose a source (input) color space, and a print (output)
color space
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Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing)
N-Up Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PS driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under N-up, select the required number of
pages per sheet.
4. Click the Unprintable Area button and set the margin
parameters, then click OK.
5. Click OK, then print the document.
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N-Up Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select the required
number of pages per sheet.
4. Click Options and select the page borders and layout, then click
OK.
5. Click OK, then print the document.
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Printing Custom Page Sizes
Custom page sizes can only be printed from the multi purpose tray.
The printer media size for the multi purpose tray must be manually
set in the driver to the custom paper size before use (range 3½ to 8½
inches [89 to 216 mm] wide x 5 to 14 inches [127 to 356 mm] long).
Printing Custom Pages Using the PostScript Driver
NOTE
A maximum of three custom paper sizes can be defined in
the PostScript driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PS driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Setup tab, then select Custom Page 1, Custom Page
2 or Custom Page 3 in the Size drop-down list under Media.
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4. Click the Custom Size button.
5. Type in the name you wish to use for the custom paper size in the
Paper name box. Enter the width and length for the custom
paper and select Transverse if you wish to rotate the image by
90 degrees.
6. Click OK.
7. Check that the name of the custom paper size appears in the
Size box.
8. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
9. Print the document
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Printing Custom Pages Using the PCL Driver
NOTE
Up to 32 custom page sizes can be defined in the PCL driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Setup tab, then select User Defined, in the Size box
under Media.
The Set Free Size dialog box appears.
NOTE
You may see a Warning dialog box indicating a conflict. If
you do, click OK and the driver will automatically make the
needed changes to correct for the conflict.
4. Select the unit, then enter the Width and Length measurements
and click OK. User Defined Size should appear in the Size box
on the Setup tab.
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NOTE
To save the setting for future use:
• Click Paper Feed Options, then click Custom Size.
• Enter the relevant information in Width and Height and
give your document size a name under Name.
• Click Add.
• Click OK twice.
The new Custom Page Size is added to the bottom of the
Paper Size list.
5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box
6. Print the document.
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Changing the Resolution for A Print Job
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs (default settings):
• Click Start → Settings → Printers.
• Right click the appropriate printer name. then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below: note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
1. Click the Job Options tab.
2. Select the required printing resolution under Quality..
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
3. Select Toner Saving if appropriate.
4. Click OK and print the document.
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Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper)
NOTE
The optional duplex unit must be installed in the printer and
enabled before duplex printing can be carried out.
• Standard paper sizes only.
• Paper weight range 20 to 28 lb. US Bond (75 to 105 g/m²).
• Paper must be loaded print side up.
• Only Tray 1, optional Trays 2 and 3, and the High Capacity Feeder
trays can be used for duplex printing. The MP tray cannot be used
for duplex printing.
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs:
• Click Start → Settings → Printers.
• Right click the appropriate printer name. then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below: note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
To print a document on both sides of the paper:
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
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3. On the Setup tab, from 2-sided Printing select Long Edge
binding or Short Edge binding.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
4. Click OK and print the document.
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Printing Booklets:
PCL Only, Windows Me Only
NOTES
• Available only in the Windows Me Operating System (not
available for Windows 98 or 95).
• Available in the PCL printer driver only (but not on some
network connections: see the Help file).
• Some software applications may not support booklet
printing.
• The right-to-left setting allows a booklet to be printed for
right to left reading, which is used in some languages.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select Booklet in the
drop-down box.
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4. Click Options and set Signature, 2Pages, Right to Left and
Bind Margin as required, then click OK.
5. Click OK and print the document.
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Printing Watermarks
Printing Watermarks Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PS driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the name of the watermark you wish to use in the Select a
watermark list.
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NOTE
To create a new watermark or edit an existing watermark:
• Click the New or Edit button.
• Enter the text for the watermark and select the font, size,
angle, etc., to be used.
• Click OK.
4. Select your choices as to how the watermark will print under Print
watermark.
5. Click OK twice and print the document.
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Printing Watermarks Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Job Options tab, then click Watermark.
The Watermark dialog box appears.
4. Select a name from the Watermark list.
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NOTE
To create a new watermark or edit an existing watermark:
• Click the New or Edit button.
• Enter the text for the watermark and select the font, size,
angle, etc., to be used.
• Click OK.
5. If you wish to print the watermark only on the first page of the
document, select First Page only.
6. Click OK twice and print the document.
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Collating
Collating can be carried out with or without a hard disk drive installed.
However, printers with a hard disk drive will provide greater
performance.
Important
If your software application has a collate option, use it instead of
the collate option in the printer driver.
The following instructions explain how to select collating using the
printer driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Job Options tab: under Job Type, enter the number of
copies required and—only if the application has no collate
option—select Collate.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
4. Click OK and print the document.
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Font Substitution: PostScript Only
1. Click Start → Settings → Printer.
2. Right click the appropriate PS driver, then click Properties (or
Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Fonts tab, and select the type of font substitution from
the various options given (use the on-line Help screen for
information).
4. Click OK to engage the new settings and close the Properties
dialog box.
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Proof and Print
Proof and print allows printing of a single copy of a document for
checking before printing multiple copies of the same document.
NOTES
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled, to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy is printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, it must be turned OFF for proof and print to
operate correctly.
• Proof and print may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
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3. Click the Job Options tab, enter the number of copies and, if
required, select Collate.
PostScript Driver
PCL Driver
a. Under Job Type, select Proof and Print.
b. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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PCL Driver
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c. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
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PCL Driver
4. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
5. Print the document. The document is stored on the hard disk
drive, and one copy is printed for checking.
6. After checking the proof, you then print or delete (if incorrect) the
remaining copies of the document using the procedures given
below.
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Printing Copies
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the remaining copies of the
document.
Deleting Copies
If the proof is not ready for printing, the job must be deleted from the
printer:
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents)
Secure printing or printing with passwords allows the printing of
confidential documents on printers that are shared with other users.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for secure printing to
operate correctly.
• Secure printing may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
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3. On the Job Options tab, enter the number of copies and, if
required, check the Collate box.
a. Under Job Type select Secure Print.
b. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name , and,
if required, select Request Job Name for each print job.
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PCL Driver
4. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
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PCL Driver
5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
6. Print the document. The document will be stored on the printer’s
hard disk.
7. Go to the printer and print out the document using the front panel
(see below).
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Printing a Confidential Document from the Front Panel
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button.
The document will print and be deleted from the hard disk drive.
Deleting the Confidential Document Before Printing It
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the job from the printer.
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Store to Hard Disk
Store to hard disk (job spooling) allows print jobs to be temporarily
stored on the hard disk before printing.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for store to hard disk to
operate correctly.
• Store to hard disk may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Job Options tab.
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4. On the Job Options tab.
a. Under Job Type select Store to HDD, enter the number of
required copies and, if required, check the Collate box.
b. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job..
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PCL Driver
5. Type a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK..
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PCL Driver
6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
7. Print the document. It will be stored on the hard disk.
8. The document can then be printed or deleted using the
procedures given below.
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Printing Copies
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the document.
Deleting the Stored Job from the Hard Disk Drive
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Printing Posters: PCL Only
This option allows you to configure and print posters by breaking up
the document page into multiple pieces which print enlarged on
separate sheets. Then the separate sheets are combined to produce
a poster. It is only available with the PCL printer driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the print dialog box, click the appropriate PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select Poster Print.
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4. Click Options... and enter the configuration details
5. Click OK twice.
6. Click OK and print the document.
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Windows NT 4.0
Printer Drivers
See your printed Software Installation Guide for information on
installing printer drivers.
Which Printer Driver to Use?
Your printer comes with Windows drivers for PCL and Adobe®
PostScript® (PS). You can install either of these, or both if you wish.
Which driver you choose depends on your application.
• If you use TrueType fonts and you do not print PostScript
(including “.eps” files) graphics, choose the PCL driver. This will
be more efficient and give good results.
• If you use PostScript fonts or you will be printing PostScript
graphics, choose the PostScript driver. In this situation
performance will be faster and graphics will be printed at their best
quality
NOTE
The line art graphics in this manual are PostScript. So if you
plan to print parts of this manual choose the PostScript
driver. Otherwise the line art graphics will only print at low
resolution.
If neither driver seems to cover all your needs, you should install both
drivers: select the same printer port (LPT1 or Network Port) for both
drivers during the installation.
Set the driver you plan to use most of the time to be your Windows
default driver. Most applications allow you to choose a different
printer from within the print dialog, so you can print using the
alternative driver whenever you need to.
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Enabling Installed Options in the Drivers
Certain options such as additional memory, the duplexer, or
additional trays may be installed in your printer.
Before using the printer, you must enter the printer driver(s) and
enable the options. You only need to do this once.
For Additional Memory: PostScript Driver Only
If you have additional memory in your printer, use these instructions
to update the Windows PostScript driver so that it recognizes the
additional memory:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
4. Under Installable Options, click Memory Configuration, then
select the memory in the Change ‘Memory Configuration’
Setting list which matches what is now installed in the printer, as
shown in the MenuMap (to generate a MenuMap printout, see
“Printing the MenuMap” on page 34)
5. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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For the Internal Hard Disk Drive
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab.
4. Under Installable Options, make sure Hard Disk is set to
Installed.
5. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, click Printer Hard Disk.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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For Additional Paper Trays
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab. Under Installable Options, click
Available Trays, then select the appropriate number of trays (not
including the Multi-purpose tray) from the Change ‘Available
Tray’ Setting list.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, select the appropriate number of trays
(not including the Multi-purpose tray).
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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For the Duplex Unit
PostScript Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. Click the Device Settings tab. Under Installable Options, make
sure that Duplex is set to Installed.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Driver
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Highlight the printer name and click File then Properties.
3. On the Device Option tab, click Duplex Option Unit.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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Changing Defaults for Paper Feed, Size and
Media in the Driver
The normal default for these items is automatic detection.
NOTE
If the defaults set manually in the printer menu differ from
those you set in the printer driver, the printer will not print
and the LCD will display an error message.
The following printer driver instructions are given as a guide only.
Some software applications require the paper feed, size and media
settings to be selected from within the software (under Page Setup).
PostScript Drivers
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Document Defaults.
Important!
If you will be using heavy media, transparencies, envelopes or
labels, make sure you open the rear exit before printing.
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3. On the Advanced tab, under Document Options → Paper/
Output:
a. Click Paper Source and select the paper feed in the Change
‘Paper Source’ Setting list.
b. Click Paper Size and select the size in the Change ‘Paper
Size’ Setting list.
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c. Click Media Type and select the media from the Change
‘Media Type’ Setting list.
4. Click OK and close the Printers dialog box.
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PCL Drivers
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Document Defaults.
3. On the Setup tab, under Media, select the required paper size in
the Size drop-down list.
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4. Select the required paper feed under Source.
NOTE
If a paper tray is selected, the Weight field becomes visible.
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5. Select the required paper type under Weight.
NOTE
• If Printer Setting is selected, make sure the printer has
been set to the correct media type.
• If a Warning dialog box appears indicating a setting
conflict, click OK and the driver will automatically
change to correct the problem.
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6. Click the Paper Feed Options button and make any other
selections then click OK.
7. Click OK twice and close the Default dialog box.
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Network Printer Status Utility
• Available on TCP/IP network connection only.
The Network Printer Status utility is available if your administrator
has installed it. If the utility is installed, you will see the following
changes to the printer driver Properties dialog box:
• a new Status tab is added.
• an Option button is added to the Device Option tab.
This utility allows you to view (but not change) the status of the
following on the Status tab:
• paper trays installed and the media assigned to them.
• total size and percentage used of disk/memory.
• percentage of toner remaining.
Important!
If you select Automatic Status Update in the Status tab, the
driver will automatically ping the printer for the latest status
information every time you open the Properties dialog box. This
causes a significant delay until the Properties dialog box opens.
To avoid this, use the Update Status button in the Status tab to
manually update the information on demand.
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Windows NT 4.0
Operation
This section explains how to set up color printing and how to use the
printer’s features including:
• N-up printing (see page 282)
• Custom page sizes (see page 284)
• Selecting print resolution (see page 290)
• Duplex printing—printing on both sides of the paper (see
page 291)
• Watermarks (see page 296)
• Collating (see page 298)
• Proof and Print (see page 299)
• Secure print: printing confidential documents (see page 302)
• Storing files to the hard disk drive (see page 305)
• Printing posters (see page 308)
NOTE
Most applications allow the printer properties to be
accessed from within the document print dialog box.
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Factors That Affect Color Printing
The PCL and PostScript printer drivers supplied with your printer
provide several controls for changing the color output. For general
use the default driver settings produce good results for most
documents.
Many applications have their own color settings, and these may
override the settings in the printer driver. Please refer to the
documentation for your software application for details on how that
particular program’s color management functions.
If you wish to manually adjust the color settings in your printer driver,
please be aware that color reproduction is a complex topic, and there
are many factors to take into consideration. Some of the most
important factors are listed below.
Differences Between the Range of Colors
a Monitor or Printer Can Reproduce
• Neither a printer nor a monitor is capable of reproducing the full
range of colors visible to the human eye. Each device is restricted
to a certain range of colors. In addition to this, a printer cannot
reproduce all of the colors displayed on a monitor, and vice versa.
• Both devices use very different technologies to represent color. A
monitor uses Red, Green and Blue (RGB) phosphors (or LCDs), a
printer uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) toner or
ink.
• A monitor can display very vivid colors such as intense reds and
blues and these cannot be easily produced on any printer using
toner or ink. Similarly, there are certain colors, (some yellows for
example), that can be printed, but cannot be displayed accurately
on a monitor. This disparity between monitors and printers is often
the main reason that printed colors do not match the colors
displayed on screen.
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Viewing Conditions
A document can look very different under various lighting conditions.
For example, the colors may look different when viewed standing
next to a sunlit window, compared to how they look under standard
office fluorescent lighting.
Printer Driver Color Settings
The driver settings for Manual color can change the appearance of a
document. There are several options available to help match the
printed colors with those displayed on screen. These options are
explained in subsequent sections of this User Manual.
Monitor Settings
The brightness and contrast controls on your monitor can change
how your document looks on-screen. Additionally, your monitor color
temperature influences how "warm" or "cool" the colors look.
NOTE
Several of the Color Matching options make reference to
your monitor’s Color Temperature. Many modern monitors
allow the color temperature to be adjusted using the
monitor’s control panel.
There are several settings found on a typical monitor:
• 5000k*
Warmest; yellowish lighting, typically used in graphics arts
environments.
• 6500k
Cooler; approximates daylight conditions.
• 9300k
Cool; the default setting for many monitors and television sets.
*k = degrees Kelvin, a measurement of temperature
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How Your Software Application Displays Color
Some graphics applications such as CorelDRAW® or Adobe®
Photoshop® may display color differently from "office" applications
such as Microsoft® Word. Please see your application’s online help
or user manual for more information.
Paper Type
The type of paper used can also significantly affect the printed color.
For example, a printout on recycled paper can look duller than one
on specially formulated glossy paper.
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Choosing a Color Matching Method
There is no one way to achieve a good match between the document
displayed on your monitor, and its printed equivalent. There are
many factors involved in achieving accurate and reproducible color.
However, the following guidelines may help in achieving good color
output from your printer. There are several suggested methods,
depending on the type of document you are printing.
NOTE
These suggestions are for guidance only. Your results may
vary depending on the application from which you are
printing. Some applications will override any color matching
settings in the printer driver without warning.
RGB or CMYK?
The guidelines for choosing a color matching method makes
distinctions between Red, Green, Blue (RGB) and Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow, Black (CMYK).
Generally, most documents you print will be in RGB format. This is
the most common, and, if you do not know your document’s color
mode, assume that it is RGB.
Typically CMYK documents are only supported in professional
Desktop Publishing and Graphics applications.
Matching Photographic Images
RGB Only
Sharp Color Matching (see page 278) is a generally a good choice.
Select a matching method appropriate to your monitor.
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Matching Specific Colors (e.g., a Company Logo)
RGB Only
• Sharp Color Matching (see page 278), and the sRGB setting: PCL
or PS driver.
• PostScript Color Matching using the Absolute Colorimetric option
(see page 280).
• Use the Color Swatch Utility to print out a chart of RGB swatches
and enter your desired RGB values in your application's color
picker—PS only (see page 277).
RGB or CMYK
• If you are printing from a graphics application such as Adobe
Photoshop, use PostScript Color Matching with the Absolute
Colorimetric setting (see page 280).
Printing Vivid Colors
RGB Only
• Use Sharp Color Matching (see page 278), with the Monitor 6500k
Vivid, sRGB or Digital Camera settings (PCL or PS).
RGB or CMYK
• Use PostScript Color Matching (see page 280) with the Saturation
option.
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Color Matching: PCL Driver
Color Matching Options
The Color Matching options in the PCL driver can be used to help
match your printed colors to the ones displayed on your monitor.
NOTE
The PCL driver’s color options are only designed to work
with RGB data.
If you are printing CMYK data, we recommend you use the
PostScript driver.
To manually set the color matching options in the PCL driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the appropriate printer name and click Document
Defaults.
3. Click the Color tab.
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a. Click Manual Color under Color Mode, then click Natural
under Color Setting.
4. Select the method you wish to use:
Monitor (6500K) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K.
Monitor (6500K) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics.
Monitor (9300K)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with a
color temperature of 9300K.
Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital camera.
This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter colors. For
some photographs, other settings may be better depending on the
subjects and the conditions under which they were taken.
sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company logo
color. The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed
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without any modification, and only colors that fall outside the
printable colors are modified.
5. Set any other required parameters using the on-line Help for
guidance.
6. When you are done, click OK and close the Default dialog box.
The Print Color Swatch Utility
For use with applications which allow you to set your own RGB
values for colors.
The Color Swatch utility prints out charts of sample colors. Listed
below each color are the corresponding RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
values to use in your application to match that printed color.
An example of using the Print Color Swatch function:
You wish to print a logo in a particular shade of red. The steps you
would follow are:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Document Defaults.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Click the Color Swatch button to print the color swatch samples.
5. Select the shade of red that best suits your needs and make a
note of the RGB value below that particular shade.
6. Using your program’s color picker, enter these same RGB values
(from step 5), and change the logo to that color.
NOTE
The RGB color displayed on your monitor may not
necessarily match what was printed on the color swatch. If
this is the case, it is probably due to the difference between
how your monitor and printer reproduce color.
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Color Matching: PostScript Driver
Color Matching Options
The PostScript driver offers several different methods of controlling
the color output of the printer.
To Manually Set the Color Matching Options in the
PostScript Driver:
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers.
2. Right click the printer name and click Document Defaults.
3. Click the Color tab.
4. Select the method to use from the Color Control Method
drop-down list under Color Mode:
a. Color Control = Sharp Color Matching
This is Sharp’s proprietary color matching system, and affects
RGB data only.
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Select the type to be used from the drop-down list under Color
Setting :
• Monitor (6500K) Perceptual
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Monitor (6500K) Vivid
Optimized for printing bright colors when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K. Ideal for office graphics and
text.
• Monitor (9300K)
Optimized for printing photographs when using a monitor with
a color temperature of 6500K.
• Digital Camera
Optimized for printing photographs taken with a digital
camera. This tends to produce prints with lighter and brighter
colors. For some photographs, other settings may be better
depending on the subjects and the conditions under which
they were taken.
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• sRGB
Optimized for matching specific colors, such as a company
logo color.
The colors within the printer's color gamut are printed without
any modification, and only colors that fall outside the printable
colors are modified.
b. Color Control = PostScript Color Matching
This uses PostScript Color Rendering Dictionaries built into the
printer, and affects both RGB and CMYK data.
Select the rendering type from the Rendering Intent
drop-down list.
• Rendering Intents
When a document is printed, a conversion takes place from
the document's color space to the printer color space. The
rendering intents are essentially a set of rules that determine
how this color conversion takes place.
The rendering intents that the printer driver provides are
listed below:
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– Auto
Best choice for printing general documents.
– Perceptual
Best choice for printing photographs. Compresses the
source gamut into the printer's gamut while maintaining the
overall appearance of an image.
– Saturation
Best choice for printing bright and saturated colors if you
don't necessarily care how accurate the colors are. This
makes it the recommended choice for graphs, charts,
diagrams etc. Maps fully saturated colors in the source
gamut to fully saturated colors in the printer's gamut.
– Relative Colorimetric
Good for proofing CMYK color images on a desktop printer.
Much like Absolute Colorimetric, except that it scales the
source white to the (usually) paper white; i.e. unlike
Absolute Colorimetric, this attempts to take the paper white
into account.
– Absolute Colorimetric
Best for printing solid colors and tints, such as Company
logos etc. Matches colors common to both devices exactly,
and clips the out of gamut colors to their nearest printed
equivalent. Tries to print white as it appears on screen. The
white of a monitor is often very different from paper white,
so this may result in color casts, especially in the lighter
areas of an image.
c. Color Control = No Color Matching
Use this option to switch off all printer color matching.
d. Color Control = Print in Grayscale
This option prints all documents as monochrome.
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Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet
(N-up Printing)
N-Up Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PS driver, then click Properties
(or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Advanced tab, under Document Options → Layout,
click N-UP, then select the number of pages per sheet in the
Change ‘N-UP’ Setting list.
4. Click OK and print the document.
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N-Up Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select the number of
pages per sheet.
4. Click the Options button and select the Page Borders, Page
Layout and Bind Margin, then click OK.
5. Click OK and print the document.
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Printing Custom Page Sizes
Custom page sizes can only be printed from the Multi-purpose tray.
The printer media size for the Multi-purpose tray must be manually
set in the driver to the custom paper size before use (range 3½ to 8½
inches [89 to 216 mm] wide x 5 to 14 inches [127 to 356 mm] long).
Printing Custom Pages Using the PostScript Driver
NOTE
One custom paper size can be defined in the PostScript
driver.
1. Make sure the rear exit is open.
2. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
3. In the Print dialog box, select the PS driver, then click Properties
(or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
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4. On the Advanced tab, under Document Options → Paper/
Output:
a. Click Paper Source and select Multi-Purpose Tray in the
Change ‘Paper Source’ Setting list.
b. Click Paper Size and select Postscript Custom Page Size in
the Change ‘Paper Size’ Setting list.
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5. Click the Edit of Custom Paper button.
6. Enter the Width and Height for the custom paper and select the
Paper Feed Direction.
NOTE
• Long Edge First = media feeds in long edge first
• Short Edge First = media feeds in short edge first
• Long Edge First (flipped) = Reserved for future use.
• Short Edge First (flipped) = Reserved for future use.
7. Click OK twice, then print the document.
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Printing Custom Pages Using the PCL Driver
NOTE
Up to 32 custom page sizes can be defined in the PCL driver.
1. Make sure the rear exit is open.
2. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
3. In the Print dialog box, select the PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
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4. On the Setup tab, under Media, select User Defined Size in the
Size list.
The Set Free Size dialog box appears.
NOTE
You may see a Warning dialog box indicating a conflict. If
you do, click OK and the driver will automatically make the
needed changes to correct for the conflict.
5. Select the Unit, then enter the Width and Length measurements
to use, then click OK.
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6. User Defined Size appears in the Size list on the Setup tab.
NOTE
To save the setting for future use:
• Click Paper Feed Options, then click Custom Size.
• Select the unit, then enter the relevant information for
Width and Height and give your custom size a name
under Name.
• Click Add.
• Click OK twice.
The Custom Page Size is added to the bottom of the
Paper Size list.
7. Click OK and print the document.
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Changing the Resolution for A Print Job
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs (default settings):
• Click Start → Settings → Printers.
• Right click the appropriate printer name. then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below: note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. Click the Job Options tab.
4. Select the required printing resolution under Quality.
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5. Select Toner Saving if appropriate.
6. Click OK and print the document.
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Duplex Printing
(Printing on Both Sides of the Paper)
NOTE
The optional duplex unit must be installed in the printer and
enabled before duplex printing can be carried out.
• Standard paper sizes only.
• Paper weight range 20 to 28 lb. US Bond (75 to 105 g/m²).
• Paper must be loaded print side up.
• Only Tray 1, optional Trays 2 and 3, and the High Capacity Feeder
trays can be used for duplex printing. The Multi-purpose tray
cannot be used for duplex printing.
NOTE
These instructions explain how to change the settings as
you are printing a job. If you wish to change the settings to
apply to all jobs:
• Click Start → Settings → Printers.
• Right click the appropriate printer name. then select
Properties.
• Follow steps 3, etc., below: note that the Properties
screen for setting defaults will have more tabs.
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Duplex Printing Using the PostScript Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PS driver, then click Properties
(or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Advanced tab, under Document Options → Layout,
click 2-Sided Printing and select Long Edge binding or Short
Edge binding in the Change ’2-Sided Printing’ Setting list.
4. Click OK and print the document.
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Duplex Printing Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under 2-Sided Printing, select Long Edge or
Short Edge.
4. Click OK and print the document.
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Printing Booklets: PCL Driver Only
NOTES
• You must have the duplex unit installed and enabled in
order to print booklets.
• Not available on some network connections: see the
Help file.
• Some software applications may not support booklet
printing.
• The right-to-left setting allows a booklet to be printed for
right to left reading, which is used in some languages.
Printing Booklets Using the PCL Driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PS driver, then click Properties
(or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select Booklet in the
list.
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4. Click the Options button and set Signature, 2Pages, Right to
Left and Bind Margin as required, then click OK.
5. Click OK and print the document.
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Printing Watermarks: PCL Driver Only
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Job Options tab, click the Watermark button.
4. Select a name from the Watermark list.
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NOTE
To create a new watermark or edit an existing watermark:
• Click the New or Edit button.
• Enter the text for the watermark and select the font, size,
angle, etc., to be used.
• Click OK.
The new watermark appears in the Watermark list.
5. If you wish to print the watermark only on the first page of the
document, select First Page only.
6. Click OK twice and print the document.
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Collating
Collating can be carried out with or without a hard disk drive installed.
However, printers with a hard disk drive will provide greater
performance.
Important
If your software application has a collate option, use it instead of
the collate option in the printer driver.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the appropriate driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Job Options tab, under Job Type, enter the number of
copies required and—only if the application has no collate
option—select Collate.
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4. Click OK and print the document.
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Proof and Print
Proof and Print allows printing of a single copy of a document for
checking before printing multiple copies of the same document.
NOTES
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled, to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy is printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, it must be turned OFF for proof and print to
operate correctly.
• Proof and Print may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the appropriate driver.
3. Select Print to file.
4. Click Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
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5. On the Job Options tab, under Job Type, select Proof and
Print.
a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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b. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
6. Enter the number of copies and, if required, select Collate
(PostScript driver only).
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PCL Driver
7. Click OK and print the document. A print file of the document is
created and stored on the hard disk drive, and one copy is printed
for checking.
8. After checking the proof, print or delete (if incorrect) the
remaining copies of the document using the procedures given
below.
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Printing Copies
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the remaining copies of the
document.
Deleting Copies
If the proof is not ready for printing, the job must be deleted from the
printer:
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter your personal ID number using the buttons on the printer
control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Secure Printing
(Printing Confidential Documents)
Secure printing or printing with passwords allows the printing of
confidential documents on printers that are shared with other users.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled to allow for spooling of the print job before final
printing.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for secure printing to
operate correctly.
• Secure printing may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the appropriate driver.
3. Select Print to file.
4. Click Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
5. On the Job Options tab, under Job Type, select Secure Print.
NOTE
If you have already stored a Secure Print document on the
hard disk drive and have not yet printed it, click the PIN
button and enter a new name for the current document.
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a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name , and,
if required, select Request Job Name for each print job.
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PCL Driver
b. Type in a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
6. Enter the number of copies and, if required, select Collate.
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PCL Driver
7. Click OK and print the document. A print file of the document is
created and stored on the hard disk drive.
8. Go to the printer and print out the document using the front panel
(see below).
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Printing a Confidential Document from the Front Panel
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button.
The document will print and be deleted from the hard disk drive.
Deleting the Confidential Document Before Printing It
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you set above using the buttons on
the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the job from the printer.
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Store to Hard Disk
Store to Hard Disk (job spooling) allows print jobs to be prepared and
stored on the hard disk for printing on demand. This is good for forms,
generic memos, letterhead stationery, etc.
NOTE
• The internal hard disk must be installed in the printer and
enabled.
• If the hard disk memory is insufficient for the spooled
data, DISK FULL is displayed and only one copy printed.
• If the software application being used has a collate print
option, this must be turned OFF for Store to Hard Disk to
operate correctly.
• Store to Hard Disk may not be available in some software
applications.
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the appropriate driver.
3. Select Print to file.
4. Click Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
5. Enter the number of copies and, if required, select Collate, then
select Store to HDD.
NOTE
If you’ve already stored a document on the hard disk drive
and want to store another one, click the PIN button and enter
a new Job Name.
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a. Enter a job name of up to 16 characters under Job Name
Setting and, if required, select Request Job Name for each
print job.
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PCL Driver
b. Type a four digit personal ID number from 0000 to 7777, then
click OK.
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PCL Driver
6. Click OK and print the document. A print file of the document is
created and stored on the hard disk drive and can then be printed
on demand, or deleted, using the procedures given below.
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To Print the Stored Document
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the SELECT button to print the document.
To Delete a Stored Document from the Hard Disk Drive
1. Press the MENU button to access the PRINT JOBS MENU and
press the SELECT button.
2. Enter the personal ID number you selected above using the
buttons on the printer control panel.
3. Press the VALUE button until ALL JOBS or the required job name
is displayed.
4. Press the CANCEL button to delete the remaining copies of the
document.
5. When the deletion confirmation message appears, confirm by
pressing the SELECT button.
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Printing Posters: PCL Driver Only
This option allows you to configure and print posters by breaking up
the document page into multiple pieces which print enlarged on
separate sheets. Then the separate sheets are combined to produce
a poster. It is only available with the PCL printer driver
1. Open the file in your application and select File → Print.
2. In the Print dialog box, select the PCL driver, then click
Properties (or Setup, or your application’s equivalent).
3. On the Setup tab, under Finishing Mode, select Poster Print.
4. Click the Options... button and enter the configuration details
5. Click OK twice and print the document.
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Troubleshooting
LCD Messages
The liquid crystal display (LCD) on the control panel indicates the
printer status and if there is a problem with the printer. Status and
error messages are listed below together with an explanation of what
each message means:
Summary of LCD Messages
LCD Message
Meaning
***** DRUM NEAR LIFE
An image drum is nearing the end of its life. (*****
indicates color)
***** EMPTY
Warning that Tray ***** is empty. MP Tray is Tray 0.
***** NEAR END
The paper in the selected ***** is nearly finished. (*****
indicates paper tray).
***** TONER LOW
Toner is low (***** indicates color).
***** TONER SENSOR
ERROR
Error with the toner sensor (***** indicates color). Call
for service.
BELT UNIT MISSING
Transfer belt unit is missing.
CANCELLING JOB
Cancelling the current job.
CENTRO I/F ERROR
Centronics interface error (parallel interface).
CHANGE ***** IMAGE DRUM
Change the image drum (***** indicates color).
CHANGE BELT UNIT
Change the transfer belt.
CHANGE FUSER UNIT
Change the fuser unit.
CHANGE PAPER TO *****
Paper must be changed to correct paper size and/or
media type (***** indicates size or media type).
CHECK *****
Check Tray ***** for paper jam. MP tray is Tray 0.
CHECK BELT UNIT
Check the transfer belt for paper jam, correct
installation, etc.
CHECK DUPLEX
Check the duplex unit for paper jam, correct
installation, etc.
CHECK FUSER UNIT
Check the fuser unit for paper jam, correct installation,
etc.
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Summary of LCD Messages (continued)
LCD Message
Meaning
CHECK IMAGE DRUM
Check the image drum for correct installation, etc.
Color will be indicated.
COLLATE FAIL
Collating of multiple copies has failed.
COLOR ADJUSTING
Adjusting head so that colors do not shift on to each
other.
COLOR BALANCE ADJUST
Adjust the color balance.
COMMUNICATION ERROR
There is an error with communications to computer.
DATA ARRIVE
Data has been received but processing has not started
yet.
DATA PRESENT
Un-printed data remains in buffer. Waiting for data to
follow.
DISK FILE OPERATION
FAILED
Error with hard disk operations.
DISK FILESYSTEM IS FULL
Hard disk/flash memory full.
DISK FULL
The internal hard drive is full.
EEPROM INITIALIZE
ERROR
Call for service.
EMPTY
Indicates which paper tray is empty.
ERROR POSTSCRIPT
A PostScript error has occurred.
FATAL ERROR
Call for service.
FUSER UNIT MISSING
Fuser unit is missing.
INSTALL ADDITIONAL
MEMORY
Additional memory is required before job can be
printed.
INSTALL NEW IMAGE
DRUM
Install a new image drum. Color will be indicated.
INSTALL NEW TONER
Install a new toner cartridge. Color will be indicated.
INSTALL PAPER
CASSETTE
Install the paper cassette. Paper tray will be indicated.
INVALID DATA
Data is incorrect.
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Summary of LCD Messages (continued)
LCD Message
Meaning
LOAD
Load correct paper size/type. Size/type will be
indicated.
MEDIA MISMATCH
Paper type set via menu does not match that sent via
driver.
NETWORK ERROR
Network error.
OFFLINE
Shows off line status.
ONLINE
Shows on line status.
OPEN UPPER COVER
Open the upper cover.
PAPER JAM
Indicates there is a paper jam.
PAPER SIZE ERROR
Indicates wrong paper size.
PLEASE POWER OFF
Printer must be switched off after disk/flash
initialization.
POWER SAVE
The printer is in power save mode.
PRINTING
Data is being printed.
PROCESSING
Data is being processed.
RAM CHECK
RAM is being checked after switching printer on.
REGISTRATION ADJUST
TEST
Registration adjustment being tested.
REGISTRATION ERROR
An error has occurred setting up the registration.
REMOVE THE PAPER
Indicates wrong paper being used.
SERVICE CALL
A serious error has occurred. Call for service.
SHUTDOWN
Starts the shutdown procedure to protect the file
system on hard disk.
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Summary of LCD Messages (continued)
LCD Message
Meaning
SIZE MISMATCH
Change paper to correct size/type. Press On-line to
continue.
STACKER FULL
Stacker is full. Remove the paper.
UNSUITABLE SIZE
Indicates wrong paper size.
USB I/F ERROR
USB interface error has occurred.
WARMING UP
The printer is warming up.
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Paper Jams
Paper jams are indicated by an error message on the display. Paper
jams are cleared as follows:
1. Open the top cover of the printer.
NOTE
Do not close the top cover completely (until it latches)
during this process. If the top cover is closed too soon, the
paper jam error will not be cleared.
To minimize possible damage to the drums due to exposure
to light, lower the top cover when appropriate, but do not
press down to latch it.
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2. Check the paper tray: Pull out the paper tray and remove any
jammed paper from the printer, then gently push the paper tray
back in.
3. Check behind the front cover. Open the front cover and remove
any jammed paper, then close the front cover.
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4. Check the transfer belt.
a. Remove all four image drums as one unit in their cradle and
place the cradle on a flat surface to prevent damage to the
shiny green surface on the bottom of the drums.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the drums:
• Be careful to place the drums on a flat surface so that
nothing contacts the shiny green surface in the bottom
of the drum.
• Keep the image drums away from light.
b. Carefully remove any jammed paper from the transfer belt and
top paper exit.
c. Place all four image drums as one unit in the printer.
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5. Check behind the rear cover: open the rear cover and remove
any jammed paper, then close the rear cover.
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6. Check the fuser unit:
WARNING!
The fuser unit is very hot after printing. Always use the
handle when lifting it.
a. If necessary, lift out the toner/drum cradle to access the
jammed page.
b. Release the fuser roller lock levers at either end of the fuser and
slowly remove the jammed paper.
c. Re-lock the levers at either end of the fuser.
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7. Check the duplex unit (if installed).
a. Open the front cover, then slide out the duplex unit.
b. Open the duplex top cover and remove any jammed paper.
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c. Close the duplex top cover and slide the duplex unit back into
the printer.
d. Close the front cover.
8. Check any additional paper trays: if any optional paper tray(s)
are installed, pull them out and check that no paper is jammed
along the various parts of the exit path.
9. Close the top cover.
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Parallel Transmission Mode
The parallel port supports IEEE-1284 and ECP mode. If your
computer's parallel port is not compatible with one of these modes,
the printer may not print at all or it may print corrupted data.
To correct for this, enter the printer's Parallel Menu and change the
ECP setting to Disable.
Ready
Attention
Menu
Item
Online
Value
Select
Cancel
1. Press the MENU button until PARALLEL MENU is displayed, then
press the SELECT button.
2. Press the ITEM button until ECP is displayed.
3. Press the VALUE button to change the display to DISABLE.
4. Press the SELECT button.
An asterisk (*) appears to the right of the selected setting.
5. Press the ONLINE button to return the printer to online status
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Problem Solving
Paper Feed Problems
If paper jams are frequent:
• More than one sheet feeds at a time.
• Paper curls.
• Paper feeds at an angle.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The printer is not
horizontal.
Place the printer on a stable, level surface.
The paper is too thin.
Use the correct type of paper (see Specifications).
The paper is moist or
affected by static.
Store paper within specified temperature and
humidity levels.
The paper is creased or
wrinkled.
Remove the creased/wrinkled paper from the feed
tray.
The paper is not aligned
correctly.
Adjust tray or manual feed guides.
Paper doesn’t feed.
Correct paper feed selection in the printer driver.
Paper jam has been cleared, but printer does not print.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The top cover has not
remained open until all
paper jams have been
cleared.
Removing a paper jam is not sufficient:
Raise and gently lower the top cover, especially if the
paper jam has been removed from behind the front
cover.
Problems Printing
Cannot configure for parallel connection.
Possible Cause
The computer does
not support bidirectional parallel
interface.
Remedy
There is no fix for this problem. You should only use a
computer that does support a bi-directional parallel
interface.
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Possible Cause
Remedy
Parallel cable does
not meet
specifications.
Use a bi-directional parallel cable to IEEE 1284–1994
standard.
The interface is
disabled.
Check that the parallel interface is set to enable.
Configuration
procedure was not
correctly followed or
cancelled.
Configure again from the beginning.
Parallel cable is
disconnected or
faulty.
Reconnect or try another cable.
A converter, buffer or
extension cable is
being used.
Test by connecting printer and computer directly.
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Cannot configure for USB connection.
NOTE
• Windows 95 does not support USB.
• Windows 98 upgraded from Windows 95 may not support
USB.
• Windows 98 original installation and Windows Me, 2000
and XP all support USB.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Computer does not
support USB
interface.
Check if there is a USB controller in the Windows device
manager.
USB cable does not
meet specifications.
Use USB cable to specification Ver.1.1.
Interface is disabled.
Check that USB interface is set to Enable.
Configuration
procedure was not
correctly followed or
cancelled.
Configure again from the beginning.
USB cable is
disconnected or
faulty.
Reconnect or try another cable.
A USB hub is being
used.
The printer cannot be used with a USB hub. Connect the
printer and computer directly.
Printout is garbled or incorrect with parallel connection.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Possible mismatch on
parallel connection
between computer and
printer.
Change parallel transmission mode (see Parallel
Transmission Mode above).
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Cannot print.
• LPT WRITE ERROR is displayed.
• PRNUSBX WRITE ERROR is displayed.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Interface is disabled.
In the printer menu settings, enable Parallel or USB
interface.
Printer is switched OFF.
Switch ON.
Printer interface cable is
disconnected.
Reconnect the printer interface cable.
A converter, buffer,
extension cable or USB
hub is being used.
Test by connecting the printer and computer directly.
Printer driver output port
is incorrect.
Set correct output port to which the printer interface
cable is connected.
Printer is not selected in
the printer driver.
Select the printer or set to default printer.
Incorrect printer driver is
being used.
Delete this printer driver and install correct printer
driver.
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Application error or general protection fault is displayed.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Application is not
suitable for Windows
version.
Upgrade the application.
Memory is insufficient
for number of
applications running.
Close all other applications.
Print file is corrupted.
Correct or recreate the file.
Memory is insufficient
for application.
Try freeing up memory by deleting all files from the Temp
directory and emptying the Recycle BIn. If this doesn’t
work, increase the comptuer’s memory.
Insufficient free space
on hard disk.
Delete unnecessary files.
Printer driver is
incorrectly configured.
Correctly configure printer driver.
Printing is slow.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Print processing is
carried out by the
computer.
Use a computer with a faster processor.
Print resolution is set
high.
Set lower print resolution in the printer driver.
Data is too complex.
Simplify data.
Printer requests paper size change to continue printing.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Paper loaded in tray is
different size from that
formatted in software
application.
Either change paper in tray to match size formatted in
application and press ONLINE to continue, or continue
printing on existing paper by pressing ONLINE.
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Problems with Poor Quality Printing
Longitudinal white stripes
Possible Cause
Remedy
LED head is dirty.
Clean LED head with lens cleaner or soft tissue.
Toner is low.
Change toner cartridge.
Image drum
damaged.
Change image drum.
Longitudinal fading
Possible Cause
Remedy
LED head is dirty.
Clean LED head with lens cleaner or soft tissue.
Toner is low.
Change toner cartridge.
Paper is unsuitable
for printer.
Use recommended paper.
Faint Printing
Possible Cause
Remedy
The toner cartridge is
incorrectly installed.
Reinstall the toner cartridge.
Toner is low.
Change toner cartridge.
The paper is moist.
Store paper within specified temperature and humidity
levels.
Paper is unsuitable
for printer.
Use recommended paper.
Fading in Patches
Possible Cause
Remedy
The paper is moist.
Store paper within specified temperature and humidity
levels.
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Longitudinal Black Stripes
Possible Cause
Remedy
Image drum is
damaged.
Replace image drum.
Toner is low.
Change toner cartridge.
Periodic black lateral
lines or spots.
• If the lines or spots occur at intervals of
approximately 44 - 94 mm, the image drum (green
tube) is damaged or dirty. If damaged, replace the
image drum cartridge. If dirty, wipe the image drum
gently with soft tissue. If this does not work, replace
the image drum.
• If the lines or spots occur at intervals of
approximately 113 mm, the fuser roller is damaged.
Change the fuser unit.
The image drum has
been exposed to light.
Remove the image drum from the printer and store it in
a dark place for several hours. If this does not work,
replace the image drum.
Faint Shading on Unprinted Sections
Possible Cause
Remedy
Paper has been
affected by static
electricity.
Store paper within specified temperature and humidity
levels.
Paper is too thick.
Use recommended paper.
Toner is low.
Change toner cartridge.
Blurred Letter Edges
Possible Cause
Remedy
LED is dirty.
Clean LED with lens cleaner or soft tissue.
Cannot print desired
color because toner is
low.
Replace toner cartridge.
Black formation method
does not match
application.
Open the printer driver and set black formation to
CMYK.
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Miscellaneous Problems
The power is on, but the printer does not go online.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Bad connection
Switch off the printer and disconnect the power
cable. Reconnect power cable and switch printer on.
If this does not clear the fault, call for service.
Print processing does not start.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Printer error
Check the control panel. If an error message is
displayed, correct the problem.
Print processing cancels.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The printer interface cable
is faulty.
Replace the printer interface cable.
The time out setting is too
short.
Reset time out to a higher value.
Printer makes a strange noise.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The printer is not
horizontal.
Place the printer on a stable, level surface.
There are scraps of paper
or other foreign matter
inside the printer.
Check the inside of the printer and remove any such
objects.
The top cover is not firmly
shut.
Press the left and right sides of the top cover.
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An asterisk (*) symbol appears on the display, repeatedly
moving across the first line then the second.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The main board is not
properly seated in the
printer.
Turn the printer off, then reseat the main board and turn
the printer back on again.
The printer takes a long time to start printing.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The printer has to warm up
returning from power save
mode.
In the printer menu settings, set power save to a
higher value to increase the length of time before
entering power save mode.
The image drum carries
out a cleaning process to
ensure print quality, which
takes time.
Wait until this process has been completed.
The fuser unit adjusts
temperature, which takes
time.
Wait until this process has been completed.
The printer is processing
data from another
interface.
Wait until this data is processed.
Toner rubs off when you rub the printed surface.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Media Weight and Media
Type settings may not be
appropriate.
Set the value of media weight to the next heaviest
one.
Packing materials were left
on the fuser when it was
installed.
Careful! Fuser my be HOT!
Open the top cover and check to be sure that all the
packing materials were removed from the fuser. To
remove the fuser see “Changing the Fuser Unit” on
page 346.
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Maintenance
Adding Paper
The display indicates when the number of sheets of paper in any
paper tray falls below 30.
1. Remove the paper tray.
2. Remove the remaining sheets of paper.
3. Refill the tray (takes up to 530 sheets—a standard package of
20-lb [75 g/m2] paper contains 500 sheets), then replace the
sheets removed in step 2 (this ensures that the oldest paper is
used first, to help prevent paper jams).
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4. Check that the paper guides and rear stopper are snug against
the paper.
5. Close the paper tray gently.
Important!
To prevent jams:
• Make sure there is no space between the paper and the
paper guides and rear stopper.
• Don’t overfill the paper tray. Capacity depends on the type of
paper and the paper weight (max. 530 sheets of 20 lb. [75
gm²] paper).
• Don’t load damaged paper.
• Don’t mix paper of different sizes, paper quality or thickness.
• Don’t remove the paper tray during printing.
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6. If installed, a lower paper tray cannot be used to print if there is
no paper tray inserted above it.
9
(1)
(2)
9
(1)
(2)
8
(1)
(2)
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Changing the Toner Cartridge
When the toner is running low, *** TONER LOW is displayed in the
control panel (*** is the color name). If printing continues without
replacing the toner cartridge, CHANGE *** TONER is displayed and
printing is cancelled. Depending on the operating environment, print
may become faint before this message is displayed. At this stage,
remove the toner cartridge and check whether it is empty; if so, the
toner cartridge needs to be replaced.
Cartridge life is approximately 10,000 letter-size pages at 5% print
density. The first toner cartridge installed in a new image drum needs
to be replaced after less than this amount because the toner
cartridge has to fill a new image drum.
WARNING!
Take extreme care when handling toner.
• Toner can be harmful if inhaled, swallowed or if it gets
in the eyes.
• Toner can also stain hands and clothing.
See the Material Safety Data Sheets in your Warranty,
Regulatory and Safety Information booklet for more
information.
1. Switch off the printer and open the top cover.
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2. Check the color label of the toner cartridge to be changed.
3. Move the blue lever (1) on the right of the toner cartridge in the
direction of the arrow as far as it will go then remove the toner
cartridge (2), lifting the lever end of the cartridge first to
disengage the locating peg on the image drum from the toner
cartridge.
Important!
Dispose of the toner cartridge in accordance with local
legislation.
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4. Unpack the new toner cartridge and remove the orange shipping
clip.
5. Shake the new toner cartridge back and forth several times. Then
hold the toner cartridge horizontally and remove the tape.
CAUTION!
Removing the tape exposes the toner release area. Do not
move the blue toner release lever until the toner is fully
installed in the image drum. If you move the lever at this
point, toner will spill out of the cartridge.
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6. Insert the new toner cartridge into the image drum, left side first,
engaging the drum locating peg in the hole in the toner cartridge.
7. Gently push the toner cartridge down, engaging the locking pin
into the groove on the image drum.
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8. Gently push the colored lever toward the back of the printer until it
stops. This releases the toner into the image drum.
9. Gently wipe the LED head surface with LED lens cleaner or a soft
tissue.
CAUTION
Do not use methyl alcohol or other solvents on the LED head
otherwise damage to the lens surface will occur.
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10.Close the top cover.
NOTE
After installing the new toner cartridge, the message on the
display TONER LOW or CHANGE TONER should disappear.
However, this sometimes does not disappear until printing
has been carried out. If it still does not disappear, reinstall
the toner cartridge.
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Changing the Image Drum
When the image drum reaches the end of its product life, *** CHANGE
DRUM is displayed in the control panel (*** is the color name). If
printing continues without replacing the image drum, CHANGE ***
IMAGE DRUM is displayed and printing is cancelled.
Change the toner cartridge and clean the LED head at the same time
as changing the image drum.
Image drum life is approximately 23,000 sheets of letter-size media.
This assumes a typical office environment where 20% of print jobs
are one page emails, 30% are 3-page documents containing only
words (no graphics) and 50% are print runs of 15 pages or more.
CAUTION!
• Never expose the image drum to light for more than 5
minutes and never expose the image drum to direct
sunlight.
• Never touch the surface of the green drum inside the
image drum unit.
1. Switch off the printer and open the top cover.
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2. Remove the appropriate image drum/toner cartridge from the
printer.
3. Make sure the replacement image drum is the correct color and
remove it from the packaging.
4. Remove the protective sheet from the new image drum.
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5. Install the new image drum in the printer.
6. Push the tab inwards and remove the blanking plate from the
image drum.
7. Install a new toner cartridge: see “Changing the Toner Cartridge”
on page 333.
8. Close the top cover.
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Changing the Transfer Belt
When the transfer belt reaches the end of its product life, CHANGE
BELT UNIT is displayed in the control panel. Transfer belt life
depends on the number of sheets per print job. When single sheets
are printed, the overall transfer belt life is reduced.
1. Switch off the printer and open the top cover.
2. Remove the cradle complete with the four image drums and toner
cartridges from the printer.
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3. Press back the lock lever (1) and, using the handles (2 and 3),
remove the old transfer belt from the printer.
4. Remove the new transfer belt unit from its packaging.
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5. Using the handles (2 and 3), align the pins (4) with the grooves
(5) on the printer and insert the new transfer belt into the printer.
6. Move the lock lever (1) toward the front of the printer and ensure
it locks the transfer belt into place.
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7. Reinstall the cradle complete with the four image drums and
toner cartridges in the printer.
8. Close the top cover.
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Changing the Fuser Unit
When the fuser unit reaches the end of its product life, CHANGE
FUSER UNIT is displayed in the control panel. Fuser unit life is
approximately 60,000 letter/A4 sheets.
1. Switch off the printer and open the top cover.
WARNING!
The fuser unit is very hot after printing. Always use the
handle when lifting it.
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2. Move the two locking levers (1) to the rear of the machine to
release the fuser unit, then use the handle to remove the fuser
from the printer.
(1)
(1)
3. Unpack the new fuser unit and lift off the shipping tape at either
end. As you remove the tape, the levers at either end of the fuser
should move into the locked position.
4. Using the handle (2), install the new fuser unit into the printer.
Make sure the two spring loaded locking levers (1) lock the fuser
unit into place.
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5. Close the top cover.
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Cleaning the LED Heads
Clean the LED heads when printing does not come out clearly, has
white line, or when text is blurred.
1. Switch off the printer and open the top cover.
CAUTION!
Do not use methyl alcohol or other solvents on the LED
head: damage to the lens surface will occur.
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2. Gently wipe the LED head surface with LED lens cleaner or soft
tissue.
3. Close the top cover.
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Transporting the Printer
This printer is a precision machine. If it is transported without its
protective packaging it may be prone to mechanical damage.
To prepare the printer for transportation:
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Disconnect the power cable and printer interface cable from the
printer and remove any paper from the paper trays.
3. Open the top cover and remove the four image drums.
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4. Seal the aperture on each image drum and its toner cartridge with
plastic adhesive tape (1) to prevent any toner spillage during
transportation.
5. Place the four image drums complete with their toner cartridges
back into the printer.
6. Using the original packaging material, place the printer inside its
box and seal the box.
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Accessories
Depending on the configuration of your printer, you may wish to add
one or more of the following options as your needs evolve:
• Hard Disk Drive: see page 353
• Duplex Unit: see page 355
• Paper Trays: see page 356
• Additional Memory: see page 358
Internal Hard Disk Drive
The optional internal hard disk (Sharp AR-C20HD10) is used for
proof and print, password or secure printing.
Installing the Hard Disk Drive
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect the power cable and printer
interface cable.
2. Loosen the two screws (1) and remove the main board.
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3. Hold the hard disk drive by the locking handle (1).
4. Insert the handle locating lugs (2) and four locating feet (3) into
the holes in the main board making sure the hard disk connector
(4) starts to engage with the socket on the control board.
5. Gently push down on the locking handle (1) making sure the hard
disk moves forward and fully engages with the socket.
6. Replace the main board and secure it with the two screws.
7. Connect the printer interface cable and power cable, then switch
on the printer.
8. Print a Menu Map (see page 34) and check that the HDD
appears at the top of the MenuMap. If it doesn’t, turn the printer
off then pull the main board back out and reseat the hard disk
drive. Turn the printer on again and reprint the MenuMap.
NOTE
When initializing the hard disk, any fonts or print jobs that
have been acknowledged will be erased.
9. Engage the Hard Disk Drive in the printer driver(s): see the
instructions supplied with your Hard Disk Drive.
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Duplex Unit
The Duplex Unit (Sharp AR-C20ADU) permits printing on both sides
of the paper.
Installing the Duplex Unit
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect the power cable.
2. Open the front cover (1).
3. Insert the duplex unit (2) into the printer engaging the sides of the
duplex unit in the slots in the printer.
4. Gently slide the duplex unit (2) fully into the printer.
5. Close the front cover (1).
6. Connect the power cable and switch the printer on.
7. The printer will automatically configure to include this option.
8. Engage the Duplex Unit in the printer driver(s): see the
instructions supplied with your Duplex Unit.
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Additional Paper Trays
Two additional paper trays (Sharp AR-C20PFU) can be installed,
providing a maximum total paper capacity of approximately 1690
sheets, including the Multi-Purpose Tray.
Installing Additional Paper Trays
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect the power cable and printer
interface cable.
WARNING!
The printer weighs 106 lbs. (48 kg). 2 people are required to
lift the printer safely and prevent any personal injury.
NOTE
If installing both additional paper trays, put the two
additional paper trays together as one unit first, then install
the printer on top of the two additional paper trays.
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2. Lower the printer gently on to the additional paper tray aligning
the holes and connection socket on the base of the printer with
the locating pegs and connector on the additional paper tray unit.
3. Connect the printer interface cable and power cable, then switch
on the printer.
4. Print a Menu Map (see “Printing the MenuMap” on page 34) and
check that TRAY 2 (and TRAY 3 if installed) appear under MEDIA
MENU.
5. The printer will automatically configure to include this option.
6. Engage the additional trays in the printer driver(s): see the
instructions supplied with your paper tray.
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Additional Memory
• Installing additional memory is recommended if carrying out
duplex printing or if error messages appear when printing complex
data.
• Also used for graphic intensive applications on Networks.
• Additional memory is available in 64Mb, 128Mb, and 256Mb
modules. For more information see your authorized Sharp dealer.
Installing Additional Memory
NOTE
If the maximum amount of memory is being installed in the
printer (three 256 MB modules), the memory modules that
were originally installed must be removed.
1. Switch off the printer and disconnect the power cable and printer
interface cable.
2. Loosen the two screws (1) and remove the main board.
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3. Insert the memory modules the slots as follows:
a. Push out the white tabs at either end of the socket.
b. Align the module with the narrow strip (1) on its metallic contact
edge to the right (toward the slot identifier numbers ) of the
control board.
c. Carefully insert the module in the socket, placing the ends into
the slot in the lock tabs. Press down firmly, until you feel the
board engage the connector, then make sure the white tabs
come up to lock the module in place.
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4. Replace the main board and secure it with the two screws.
5. Reconnect the printer interface cable and power cable, then
switch on the printer.
6. Print a MenuMap (see page 34) and check that the Total Memory
Size shown at the top of the MenuMap matches the memory now
installed in the printer. If it doesn’t, turn the printer off and pull out
the main board and check to be sure that the modules are all
firmly seated in their connectors.
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Specifications
Print method.
LED exposed light source electronic photographic
memory
Resolution
600 x 1200 dpi
Colors
Cyan, magenta, yellow, black (CMYK)
CPU
Power PC 750 processor, 32 bit RISC CPU, 450 MHz,
64 bit
Memory
64 Mb standard
• 128 Mb required for the optional Duplex unit
• Up to 1 Gb max with optional memory modules
Print language
PostScript3, PCL5c
Internal font
PostScript 3, PCL5c fonts
Print Start
First print time: 10 secs (mono), 15 secs (color)
Warm up time: 90 secs
Parallel Interface
IEEE Std 1284-1994 parallel
Connection: 36-pin receptacle
Cable: IEEE Std 1284-1994 compatible cable of up to
1.8 meters
Transmission Mode: Compatible, Nibble mode ECP
Interface Level:
• Low +0.0 – 0.8V
High+2.4 – 5.0V
Universal Serial
Bus (USB)
interface
USB specification Version 1.1
Connection: USB Type B
Cable: USB specification Version 1.1 cable (shielded)
Transmission Mode: Full speed (12 Mbps + 0.25%
maximum)
Power control
Self-powered device
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Network
Print speed in
pages per minute
(ppm)
[Print speed varies
with paper size, media
weight and paper
feed.]
100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (option)
•
•
•
•
Color: 20 ppm
Black & White: 24 ppm
Transparencies, Color: 12 ppm
Duplex Printing, Color: 13 ppm
Media size
Trays 1, 2, 3
Letter, Legal-14, Legal-13.5, Legal-13, Executive
A4, A5, B5
A6: Tray 1 only
Media size
MP tray
Letter, Legal-14, Legal-13.5, Legal-13, Executive
A4, A5, A6, B5
Envelopes: C5, DL, Com-9, Com-10, Monarch
Custom (up to 1200 mm length)
Media weight
Trays 1 to 3: 20 to 47 lb. US Bond (75 to 177 g/m²)
Multi-purpose tray: 17 to 54 lb. US Bond—up to 113
lb. Index—(64 to 203 g/m²)
Duplex unit: 20 to 28-lb. US Bond (75 to 105 g/m²)
Paper capacity
(depending on
paper weight)
Paper tray: 530 sheets approx.
Manual feed: 100 sheets approx.
Exit capacity
(depending on
paper weight)
Face up: 100 sheets approx.
Face down: 500 sheets approx.
Print margin
¼-inch (6.4 mm) minimum
Print accuracy
Start: ±2 m
Paper skew: ±1 mm per 100 mm
Image expansion/compression: ±1 mm per 100 mm
Startup time
Less than 3 min. from powering up (25°C)
Power supply
120 (115-127) volts AC, 60 Hz ± 2 Hz
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Power
consumption
Operating: 1350 max.; 500 W average (25°C)
Standby: 1200 max.; 150 W average (25°C)
Power Saving: 45 W max.
Operating
environment
Operating:
• 50 to 90°F (10 to 32 °C)
• 20 to 80% RH
maximum wet bulb temperature 77°C (25°C)
For maximum print quality
• 62.6 to 80.6°F ( 17 to 27 °C)
• 50 to 70% RH
Off
• 32 to 110°F (0 to 43 °C)
• 10 to 90% RH
Storage
• -14 to 110°F (-10 to 43°C)
• 10 to 90% RH
Product life
5 years or 600,000 sheets
Dimensions
Width:
Depth:
Height:
Weight
106 lbs. (48 kg) not including optional accessories and
paper
16.9 inches (430 mm)
24.4 inches (620 mm)
16.9 inches (430 mm)
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Consumables
Toner
Description ................................... Order No.
Black Toner ................................. AR-C20TBU
Cyan Toner ................................. AR-C20TCU
Magenta Toner............................AR-C20TMU
Yellow Toner ............................... AR-C20TYU
Drums
Description ................................... Order No.
Black Image Drum ...................... AR-C20BDR
Cyan Image Drum .......................AR-C20CDR
Magenta Image Drum ................ AR-C20MDR
Yellow Image Drum..................... AR-C20YDR
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Fuser Unit
Description ................................... Order No.
Fuser Unit, 120V ..........................AR-C20FU1
Transfer Belt
Description ................................... Order No.
Transfer belt ................................. AR-C20TB1
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Factory Default Settings
Print Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
COPIES
DUPLEX
1
a
OFF
BINDING
LONG EDGE
PAPER FEED
TRAY1
AUTO TRAY SWITCH
ON
TRAY SEQUENCE
DOWN
MP TRAY USAGE
FEED WHEN MISMATCHING
MEDIA CHECK
ENABLE
TRANSPARENCY DETECT
AUTO
RESOLUTION
600 X 1200 dpi
TONER SAVE MODE
OFF
MONO-PRINT SPEED
AUTO
ORIENTATION
PORTRAIT
LINE PER PAGE
60
EDIT SIZE
CASSETTE SIZE
a. Appears only when the optional Duplex Unit is installed.
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Media Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
TRAY1 MEDIATYPE:
PLAIN
TRAY1 MEDIAWEIGHT
AUTO
TRAY2 MEDIATYPE
PLAIN
a
a
TRAY2 MEDIAWEIGHT
TRAY3
MEDIATYPEb
AUTO
PLAIN
TRAY3 MEDIAWEIGHTb
AUTO
MP TRAY PAPERSIZE
LETTER
MP TRAY MEDIA
PLAIN
MP TRAY MEDIAWEIGHT
AUTO
UNIT OF MEASURE
INCH
X DIMENSION
8.5 INCH
Y DIMENSION
11 INCH
a. Appears only if optional Paper Tray is installed.
b. Appears only if two optional Paper Trays are isntalled.
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Color Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
AUTO DENSITY MODE
AUTO
ADJUST DENSITY
[EXECUTE]
COLOR TUNING
[PRINT PATTERN]
CYAN HIGH-LIGHT
0
CYAN MID-TONE
0
CAN DARK
0
MAGENTA HIGH-LIGHT
0
MAGENTA MID-TONE
0
MAGENTA DARK
0
YELLOW HIGH-LIGHT
0
YELLOW MID-TONE
0
YELLOW DARK
0
BLACK HIGH-LIGHT
0
BLACK MID-TONE
0
BLACK DARK
0
CYAN DARKNESS
0
MAGENTA DARKNESS
0
YELLOW DARKNESS
0
BLACK DARKNESS
0
ADJUST REGISTRATION
[EXECUTE]
CYAN REG FINE ADJUST
0
MAGENTA REG FINE
ADJUST
0
YELLOW REG FINE
ADJUST
0
INK SIMULATION
OFF
INK LIMIT
DARK
CMY100% density
DISABLE
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System Config Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
POWER SAVE DELAY TIME
60 mins.
USB PS-PROTOCOL
RAW
NETWORK PS-PROTOCOL
RAW
PERSONALITY
AUTO EMULATION
CLEARABLE WARNING
ON
AUTO CONTINUE
OFF
MANUAL TIMEOUT
60 sec.
WAIT TIMEOUT
40 sec.
LOW TONER
CONTINUE
JAM RECOVERY
ON
ERROR REPORT
OFF
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
PCL Emulation Menu (Windows Only)
Item
Factory Default Setting
FONT SOURCE
RESIDENT
FONT No.
I000
FONT PITCH
10.00 cpi
FONT HEIGHT
12.00 point
SYMBOL SET
PC-8
A4 PRINT WIDTH
78 column
WHITE PAGE SKIP
OFF
CR FUNCTUION
CR
LF FUNCTION
LF
PRINT MARGIN
NORMAL
TRUE BLACK
OFF
PEN WIDTH ADJUST
ON
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PPR Emulation Menu (Windows Only)
Item
Factory Default Setting
CHARACTER PITCH
10 cpi
FONT CONDENSE
10 cpi to 12 cpi
CHARACTER SET
SET - 2
SYMBOL SET
IBM-437
LETTER 0 STYLE
DISABLE
ZERO CHARACTER
NORMAL
LINE PITCH
6 lpi
WHITE PAGE SKIP
OFF
CR FUNCTUION
CR
LF FUNCTION
LR
LINE LENGTH
80 column
FORM LENGTH
11 inches
TOF POSITION
0.0 inch
LEFT MARGIN
0.0 inch
FIT TO LETTER
ENABLE
TEXT HEIGHT
SAME
FX Emulation Menu (Windows Only)
Item
Factory Default Setting
CHARACTER PITCH
10 cpi
CHARACTER SET
SET - 2
SYMBOL SET
IBM-437
LETTER 0 STYLE
DISABLE
ZERO CHARACTER
NORMAL
LINE PITCH
6 lpi
WHITE PAGE SKIP
OFF
CR FUNCTUION
CR
LINE LENGTH
80 column
FORM LENGTH
11 inch
TOF POSITION
0.0 inch
LEFT MARGIN
0.0 inch
FIT TO LETTER
ENABLE
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Parallel Menu (Windows Only)
Item
Factory Default Setting
PARALLEL
ENABLE
BI-DIRECTION
ENABLE
ECP
ENABLE
ACK WIDTH
NARROW
ACK/BUSY TIMING
ACK-IN-BUSY
I-PRIME
DISABLE
OFFLINE RECEIVE
DISABLE
USB Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
USB
ENABLE
SOFT RESET
DISABLE
OFFLINE RECEIVE
DISABLE
Network Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
TCP/IP
ENABLE
NETWARE
ENABLE
ETHERTALK
ENABLE
NETBEUI
ENABLE
FRAME TYPE
AUTO
DHCP/BOOTP
ENABLE
RARP
DISABLE
IP ADDRESS
0.0.0.0
SUBNET MASK
0.0.0.0
GATEWAY ADDRESS
0.0.0.0
PRINT SETTINGS
OFF
INITIALIZE
OFF
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Memory Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
RECEIVE BUFF SIZE
AUTO
RESOURCE SAVE
OFF
FLASH INITIALIZE
EXECUTE
PS FLASH RESIZE
0.5MB
Disk Maintenance Menu
Applies only when optional Hard Disk Drive is installed.
Item
Factory Default Setting
PARTITION #1
PCL
PARTITION #2
COMMON
PARTITION #3
PS
System Adjust Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
X ADJUST
0.0 mm
Y ADJUST
0.0 mm
a
DUPLEX X ADJUST
0.0 mm
DUPLEX Y ADJUSTa
0.0 mm
TRAY1 LEGAL14 PAPER
LEGAL 14
b
LEGAL 14
TRAY3 LEGAL14 PAPERc
LEGAL 14
PCL TRAY2 ID#a
5
TRAY2 LEGAL14 PAPER
PCL TRAY3 ID#
b
20
PCL MP TRAY ID#
4
HEX DUMP
EXECUTE
a. Appears only if optional Duplex Unit is installed.
b. Appears only if optional Paper Tray is installed.
c. Appears only if two optional Paper Trays are installed.
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Maintenance Menu
Item
Factory Default Setting
EEPROM RESET
EXECUTE
POWER SAVE
ENABLE
PAPER BLACK SETTING
0
PAPER COLOR SETTING
0
TRANSPR BLACK
SETTING
0
TRANSPR COLOR
SETTING
0
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Software Utilities
Overview
Included with your printer is a selection of software utility programs
designed to help you get the most out of your printer. Load these
programs from the CD supplied with your printer.
Utilities included:
• Color Swatch Utility
• PDF Print Direct
• Network Utilities
– Print SuperVision
– Network Printer Status
– Sharp LPR Utility
For network configuration utilities, see the separate on-line Network
User’s Guide.
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Color Swatch Utility
Color Swatch Samples
The Color Swatch Utility allows you to print color samples or
swatches on your color printer. The swatches are used with your
software program to select and reproduce color accurately. The
swatches represent selected samples of the your printer's color
palette and can be used to find the desired colors for your printed
documents.
NOTE
• Your software may not be able to match colors using the
swatch information. You may need to use other matching
methods.
• The color swatch samples do not show all the colors
your color printer can print.
• Other factors influence how you see color: the color and
finish of the paper, ambient light, even the color
surrounding the one you are looking at.
Loading the Utility
First, install the utility using the Menu Installer (Windows). To load the
utility:
Click Start → Programs → Color Swatch → Color Swatch Utility.
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Selecting Colors
When you load the utility, a swatch page displays commonly used
colors. Select print to print sample pages.
Color Samples
Use the color blocks to pick the specific colors that you want to
appear in your printed document.
Color Values
Each color block, or sample, is identified with information your
software package needs to reproduce that color accurately. The
numbers under each block specify the amounts of the primary
colors—red (R), green (G), and blue (B)—that mix to form each
particular shade. The amounts are given as a numerical value
between 0 and 255.
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Creating Custom Swatch Colors
If you don't find your desired color, you can create or customize
colors:
1. Select Custom Swatch from the File menu.
2. On the pop-up window, there are 3 slide bars that allow you to
customize swatches:
– Hue bar changes the hue of the swatches, for example, red to
green or blue to yellow.
– Saturation bar changes vividness.
– Lightness bar changes darkness.
3. Adjust the bars until you see the desired color. Color variations
are created to help you find the best match.
4. Click OK, then print the custom swatch page.
5. Repeat these steps if you still don’t find the desired printed color.
NOTE
• The Swatch Utility does not guarantee that the printer will
print the same color displayed on your monitor. Consider
the displayed color as a reference.
• The printer may not be able to print the exact color that
you desire.
For additional information, including Applying Color Value in your
Application, and Setting Monitor Color, see the Swatch Utility
Read-me file located in the Windows Programs list.
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PDF Direct Print Utility
PDF Direct Print allows you to send a selected PDF file directly to the
printer, a faster and easier process than using Adobe Acrobat
separately before printing. PDF Direct Print also lets you set paper
source, copies, 2-sided printing, print page range and other items.
To use PDF Direct Print:
• The optional built-in hard disk must be installed (see page 353).
• 128MB or larger memory is recommended.
• Supports version PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5.0) or below.
• A font environment on your system.
NOTE
Some PDF files may not be able to print correctly.
Starting
To start PDF Direct Print:
1. Right-click on the file your want to print in Windows Explorer, or
on the file icon on the Desktop.
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2. Click PDF Direct Print, then click Print.
The Start screen provides the following features:
• Select Print
• Paper Source
• Copies
• 2-sided printing
• Binding
• Collate
• Fit to page
• Print page range
• Restore Default
• Save Settings
• Print
• Cancel
• Help
• About
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PDF Version Check
The version level of PDF files supported is version 1.4 (Acrobat 5.0)
or below. A “Warning” dialog displays for any PDF file whose version
is not supported.
NOTE
If when attempting to PDF-direct-print a file, “ERROR:PDF to
PS conversion failed” displays, the file contains an
embedded font not installed on the system. Using Acrobat,
delete the text that is embedded, or unembed the embedded
font. In Acrobat, select Tool → Touchup → Text attribute.
Remove the checkmark in the Embed box.
For additional information, see the PDF Print Direct Help file in the
PDF Direct Print Utility.
PrintSuperVision
PrintSuperVision is a web-based application for managing printing
devices connected to a network. PrintSuperVision provides access to
networked printer data for monitoring, reporting and managing
networked printers. It provides a full range of management functions
for Sharp printers, and for other brands of printers as well.
Features
• Provides real-time status of all your printers to monitor and report
printer usage, manage consumables usage and replenishment.
• Administrator interface to the system is via a standard web
browser enabling you to check on printer status and compatible
multi-function devices from anywhere on the web.
• Performs initial discovery and configuration of printing devices
connected to network.
• View groups of printers by list, floorplan or maps.
• Monitors devices over time, including maintenance data, and
saves data for statistical reports.
• Sends mail alerts of events affecting device functionality.
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• Generates reports on-screen or in XHTML, Excel and XML
formats, plus Text and CSV formats.
Types of Users
• Guest users, without username, can get basic information
about devices, such as type, status and location of printing
devices.
• Standard users, in addition to guest user information,
standard users can get information about printing resources,
configure e-mail alerts, and get basic statistics reports.
• Administrators can manage devices, maps, alerts, user
accounts, maintenance data, and create comprehensive
statistics reports.
Typical usage scenarios
• The network administrator in a large organization can get
customized daily reports of the status of all printers including
usage reports. User accounts can be configured so that a person
in each department can manage their local printers.
• The system can be set to alert the local user and the administrator
of problems. The administrator can log into the PrintSuperVision
system from any client machine and manage printers on different
sites, looking at a map view to see instantly the status of all the
printers.
• The administrator can keep a close track of the cost of the printers
including tracking maintenance. PrintSuperVision also provides a
consumables prediction facility to advise when consumable will
need replacing based on current printer usage (Sharp color
printers).
System Requirements
Server Software
Pentium 75, 64MB or better with CD support running:
• Windows™ 98 with Microsoft Personal Web Server Version™,
available for free download from Microsoft™ as Option Pack 4.0.
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• Windows NT4 Workstation, SP6.0a, Microsoft Personal Web
Server Version, available for free download from Microsoft as
Option Pack 4.0
• Windows 2000 or NT4 Server SP6.0a, Microsoft IIS™, available
for free download from Microsoft as Option Pack 4.0
Client Software
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above
• Netscape Navigator 6.0 or above
• Recommended minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
Additional Information
For more information, click on Help in the PrintSuperVision program.
Network Printer Status Utility
This utility creates an additional tab (STATUS) in the PostScript and
PCL drivers that allows the client to monitor the selected printer’s
status.
To Install
1. Insert the CD supplied with your printer into the CD-ROM drive.
(If CD does not AutoPlay, click Start → Run → Browse. Browse to
your CD-ROM and double-click Install.exe, then click OK.)
2. Click Network Software → Administration Tools → Network
Printer Status. Follow the on-screen instructions.
To Open
1. Click Start → Settings → Printers. Right-click the Sharp Printer
icon, click Properties.
2. Click on the STATUS tab.
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3. Click the UPDATE button to see device settings. The following
screen displays:
Click on an item to see this information:
Trays:
Paper Type, weight
Duplex:
Installed/not installed
Disk/Memory:
RAM size and % used;
Flash Memory size and % used
Toner Remaining:
% toner remaining is all cartridges
NOTE
If the Automatic Status Check box is checked, this utility will
“ping” the printer each time you open the Printer Properties
dialog in the printer driver. This will severely slow down the
opening of this dialog.
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Checking the Printer Status
Click the WEB SETTING button. The following screen displays:
Click on the items listed on the left to see:
• Network Summary
• Login for Administrators
• Job Login
• Printer Menu
To see real-time printer status, click the UPDATE STATUS button.
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Sharp LPR Utility
The Sharp LPR Utility allows you to print directly to a printer on the
network without a print server. It creates a Sharp Printer Port, and
installs a pop-up status box so you can monitor printer status.
Sharp LPR operates in Windows Me/98/95, Windows NT 4.0,
Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems.
How to Install
The LPR Utility supports TCP/IP. Your network administrator will first
need to set up an IP address and TCP/IP properties for your printer.
1. To install the utility, insert the CD supplied with your printer into
the CD-ROM drive.
(If CD does not AutoPlay, click Start → Run → Browse. Browse to
your CD-ROM driver and double-click Install.exe, then click OK.)
2. Click Network Software → Installation/Config → LPR Utility.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
LPR Status box
The LPR Utility Status Box displays the following information:
• Printers: Names of added printers (You can add up to 30 printers)
• Status: LPR Utility status (empty, connecting, sending, paused,
checking status, not connected)
• Finish: Number of completed jobs.
• Queue: Number of jobs waiting to be printed.
Additional Information
For help using the LPR Utility, click on HELP in the program.
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Index
A
Additional memory
Windows 2000 ......................140
Windows Me/98/95 ..............198
Windows NT 4.0...................254
Windows XP...........................77
Additional paper trays ..............356
B
Block device menu.....................69
Booklets ...................................181
Windows 2000 ......................181
Windows Me/98/95 ..............233
Windows NT 4.0...................294
Windows XP.........................122
C
Changing defaults
Windows 2000 ......................147
Windows Me/98/95 ..............203
Windows NT 4.0...................261
Windows XP...........................84
Choosing a color matching method
Windows 2000 ......................156
Windows Me/98/95 ..............210
Windows NT 4.0...................273
Windows XP...........................96
Collating
WIndows 2000......................186
Windows Me/98/95 ..............239
Windows NT 4.0...................298
Windows XP.........................127
Color matching, PCL driver
Windows 2000 ......................156
Windows Me/98/95 ..............213
Windows NT 4.0...................275
Windows XP...........................99
Color matching, PostScript
Windows 2000 ......................162
Windows Me/98/95 ..............216
Windows NT 4.0...................278
Windows XP.........................102
Color menu.......................... 47, 69
Color swatch utility ..................375
Color swatch utility, PCL
Windows 2000 ......................161
Windows Me/98/95 ..............215
Windows NT 4.0...................277
Windows XP.........................101
Components ...............................14
Confidential documents
Windows 2000 ......................190
Windows Me/98/95 ..............245
Windows NT 4.0...................302
Windows XP.........................131
Connection
Power cable.............................30
Control panel..............................31
Custom page sizes....................172
Windows Me/98/95 ..............226
Windows NT 4.0...................284
Windows XP.........................112
D
Display language........................33
Drivers, printer
Windows 2000 ......................139
Windows Me/98/95 ..............197
Windows NT 4.0...................253
Windows XP...........................76
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Duplex printing ........................178
Windows 2000 ......................178
Windows Me/98/95 ..............231
Windows NT 4.0...................291
Windows XP.........................119
Duplex unit...............................355
Windows 2000 ......................145
Windows Me/98/95 ..............202
Windows NT .4.0..................259
Windows XP...........................82
E
Envelopes ...................................39
Error messages .........................309
F
Factors that affect color printing
Windows 2000 ......................153
Windows Me/98/95 ..............207
Windows NT 4.0...................270
Windows XP...........................93
Font substitution
Windows Me/98/95 ..............240
Fuser unit..................................346
FX emulation menu....................58
H
Hard disk ..................................353
Hard disk drive
Windows 2000 ......................141
Windows Me/98/95 ..............200
Windows NT 4.0...................255
Windows XP...........................78
I
Image drum ..............................339
Information menu.......................43
L
Labels, recommended ................39
LED head .................................349
Location .....................................13
LPR utility................................385
M
Maintenance
Cleaning LED head ..............349
Fuser unit ..............................346
Image drum...........................339
menu .......................................65
Toner cartridge .....................333
Transfer belt..........................342
Manual feed................................29
Media
recommendations....................38
Media default
Windows 2000 ......................147
Windows Me/98/95 ..............203
Windows NT 4.0...................261
Windows XP...........................84
Media Menu ...............................46
Memory menu ............................62
Memory, enabling
Windows 2000 ......................140
Windows Me/98/95 ..............198
Windows NT 4.0...................254
Windows XP...........................77
Menu settings ...................... 33, 43
N
Network menu............................61
Network printer status utility ...382
Windows 2000 ......................151
Windows Me/98/95 ..............205
Windows NT 4.0...................268
Windows XP...........................91
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N-up printing
Windows 2000 ......................170
Windows Me/98/95 ..............224
Windows NT 4.0...................282
Windows XP.........................110
O
OP menu.....................................67
Optional paper trays
Windows 2000 ......................143
Windows Me/98/95 ..............201
Windows NT 4.0...................257
Windows XP...........................80
Options
Additional paper trays...........356
Duplex unit ...........................355
Internal hard disk ..................353
P
Paper
Feed, selecting ........................35
Loading ...................................25
Manual feed ............................29
Sizes........................................36
Types.......................................38
Paper feed...................................35
Paper feed default
Windows 2000 ......................147
Windows Me/98/95 ..............203
Windows NT 4.0...................261
Windows XP...........................84
Paper size default
Windows 2000 ......................147
Windows Me/98/95 ..............203
Windows NT 4.0...................261
Windows XP...........................84
Paper trays, optional
Windows 2000 ......................143
Windows Me/98/95 ..............201
WIndows NT 4.0 ..................257
Windows XP...........................80
Parallel menu..............................60
PCL emulation menu .................52
PDF direct print utility .............378
Peak power control menu...........69
Posters
Window 2000 .......................196
Windows Me/98/95 ..............251
Windows NT 4.0...................308
Windows XP.........................137
PostScript color matching
Windows 2000 ......................164
Windows Me/98/95 ..............219
Windows NT 4.0...................280
Windows XP.........................104
Power cable ................................30
PPR emulation menu..................55
Print Jobs Menu .........................43
Print menu ..................................44
Printer
Changing display language.....33
Components ............................14
Location ..................................13
Printing the MenuMap............34
Unpacking...............................12
Printer drivers
Windows 2000 ......................139
Windows Me/98/95 ..............197
Windows NT 4.0...................253
Windows XP...........................76
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Printer settings
Changing.................................42
Confirming..............................42
List of settings.........................43
Printing menu list....................34
Printer status utility
Windows 2000 ......................151
Windows Me/98/95 ..............205
Windows NT 4.0...................268
Windows XP...........................91
Printing
Booklets ................................181
Custom page sizes.................172
Duplex...................................178
PrintSuperVision ......................380
Proof and print
Windows 2000 ......................187
Windows Me/98/95 ..............241
Windows NT 4.0...................299
Windows XP.........................128
Protective sheet removal ............17
R
Rendering intents
Windows 2000 ......................164
Windows Me/98/95 ..............220
Windows NT 4.0...................280
Windows XP.........................104
Resolution
Windows 2000 ......................177
Windows Me/98/95 ..............230
Windows NT 4.0...................290
Windows XP.........................118
S
Secure print
Windows NT 4.0...................302
Secure printing
Windows 2000 ......................190
Windows Me/98/95 ..............245
Windows XP.........................131
Setting up
Power cable.............................30
Protective sheet removal.........17
Toner cartridge installation.....21
Shutdown menu..........................44
Status messages........................309
Status utility
Windows 2000 ......................151
Windows Me/98/95 ..............205
Windows NT 4.0...................268
Windows XP...........................91
Store to hard disk
Windows 2000 ......................193
Windows Me/98/95 ..............248
Windows NT 4.0...................305
Windows XP.........................134
System adjust menu ...................64
System configuration menu .......50
T
Test print menu ..........................44
Toner cartridge .........................333
Toner cartridge installation21, 333
Transfer belt .............................342
Transporting .............................351
Troubleshooting
Miscellaneous problems .......328
U
Unpacking ..................................12
Usage menu................................66
USB
menu .......................................61
User menu settings .....................43
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Using ICC Profiles feature
Windows Me/98/95 ..............223
Windows XP.........................106
Windows2000 .......................166
Utilities
color swatch ..........................375
LPR .......................................385
network printer status ...........382
pdf direct print ......................378
PrintSuperVision...................380
W
Watermarks
Windows 2000 ......................184
Windows Me/98/95 ..............235
Windows NT 4.0...................296
Windows XP.........................125
Windows ICM color matching
Windows 2000 ......................169
Windows Me/98/95 ..............222
Windows XP.........................109
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