Minolta Color PageWorks 0990-7701-02 User`s manual

0990-7701-02
Color PageWorks
User's Manual
Copyright
1997 MINOLTA CO., LTD
Printed in Japan
The information contained in this manual is
subject to change without notice to
incorporate improvements made on the
product or products the manual covers.
MINOLTA CO., LTD
3-13, 2-chome, Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541, Japan
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Color PageWorks
This manual explains the functions and operation of the MINOLTA Color PageWorks printer. It also
gives some troubleshooting tips as well as general precautions to be observed when operating this printer.
To ensure the best performance and effective use of your printer, please read this manual carefully from
cover to cover. After you have read through the manual, keep it near your printer for handy reference.
It should help in solving any operational questions you may have.
Trademark acknowledgments
Color PageWorks is a trademark of Minolta in the U.S. and Canada.
Minolta is a registered trademark of MINOLTA CO., LTD.
Adobe and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Agfa and Agfa Intelifont, Agfa font Manager are registered trademarks of Agfa Corporation.
Apple, AppleTalk, ColorSync, Macintosh and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
HP, LaserJet and PCL are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
IBM, PC/ AT and PS/ 2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, Excel, Windows 3.1, Windows NT and Windows 95 are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Novell, NetWare, and NDS are registered trademarks of Novell Inc.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies
or organizations.
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Please follow the instructions given in this manual when handling your printer and do not
touch any part of the machine which the manual does not cover. NEVER attempt to disassemble or remodel the printer.
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Safety Information
LASER SAFETY
This is a page printer which operates by means of a laser. There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the printer is operated
according to the instructions in this manual provided. Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housing, the
laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
INTERNAL LASER RADIATION (For all Users)
Maximum Radiation power: 1.0 ✕ 10 -3 (W) Wavelength: 770- 810 (nm)
This is a class IIIb Laser Diode Assy. that has an invisible laser beam. The printer head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICE ITEM. Therefore, the
printer head unit should not be opened under any circumstances.
For United States Users
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 Laser product under the U. S. Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1990. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U. S. food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser
products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label shown below indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
WARNING: Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
For Other Countries Users
WARNING: Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is 1.0✕ 10 -3 W and the wavelength is 770- 810 nm.
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Safety Information
USER INSTRUCTIONS (FOR U.S.A. Users)
FCC PART 15- RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES WARNING
(Note: Color PageWorks printer without Minolta Network option installed.)
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
• Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Minolta could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
A LAN adapter is only to be used in industrial areas including commercial areas. Use of a LAN adapter in residential areas is forbidden.
This device must be used with shielded interface cables. The use of non-shielded cables is likely to result in interference with radio communications and is prohibited under FCC rules.
The design and production of this unit conform to FCC regulations, and any changes or modifications must be registered with the FCC and are
subject to FCC control. Any changes made by the purchaser or user without first contacting the manufacturer will be subject to penalty under
FCC regulations.
FCC PART 15- RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES WARNING
(Note: When the network cable is attached to either of the IEEE 802.3
connectors the printer meets the requirement of FCC Class A,
Color PageWorks printer with Minolta Network option installed.)
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
This device must be used with shielded interface cables. The use of non-shielded cables is likely to result in interference with radio communications and is prohibited under the FCC rules.
The design and production of this unit conform to FCC regulations, and any changes or modifications must be registered with the FCC and are
subject to FCC control. Any changes made by the purchaser or user without first contacting the manufacturer will be subject to penalty under
FCC regulations.
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Safety Information
USER INSTRUCTIONS (FOR Canadian Users)
INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT STANDARD
(ICES-003 ISSUE 2) WARNING
(Note: Color PageWorks printer without Minolta Network option installed.)
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appil numérique de la class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT STANDARD
(ICES-003 ISSUE 2) WARNING
(Note: Color PageWorks printer with Minolta Network option install.)
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appil numérique de la class A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
OZONE RELEASE (For all Users)
During printer operation, a small quantity of ozone is released. This amount is not large enough to harm anyone adversely. However, be sure
the room where the printer is being used has adequate ventilation, especially if you are printing a high volume of materials, or if the printer is
being used continuously over a long period.
WARNING LABEL
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2. Adobe PostScript Level 2
1. High quality printing
• Option
• Clear text and excellent graphics with true
600 dpi.
• Excellent graphics (106 lpi, 122gray levels)
• Super Fine Micro Toning (Fine-MT)
developing system.
• 8µm small particle toner.
• Color matching technology.
- Apple ColorSync (is available only when
the optional Adobe PostScript ROMSIMM is installed).
- Windows95 ICM.
- Printer embedded color matching.
3. High speed printing
• Full color 3ppm, B/W 12ppm.
• High performance RISC processor.
- Intel i960JF/ 33MHZ.
• High speed data transfer.
- IEEE 1284 compliant interface.
- Network option
(Ethernet/ TokenRing).
4. Paper handling versatility
5. Compact size
• OHP, labels, thick paper, envelopes.
• Width 505mm/ 20"
• Depth 527mm/ 20-3/4”
• Height 403mm/ 15-3/4”
6. Network ready with option
• Ethernet / TokenRing
Server: UNIX, Windows NT, NetWare
3.X/ 4.X (Bindery & NDS)
Client: Windows 95/ 3.1, Macintosh
(option)
7. Easy maintenance and operation
• Easy maintenance with cartridge type
consumables.
• GUI driver.
8. Environmentally friendly
• Ozone free.
• Power save mode
(Energy Star compliant).
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Using This Manual
Organization
This manual consists of 6 chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 give the basic information about the printer, chapter 3 introduces the menu utilities of the
printer operation, chapter 4 through 6 cover maintenance of the printer and some troubleshooting tips.
Please read chapter 1 and 2 before attempting to use your printer.
Reading these chapters will help you understand the installation and basic operation of your printer.
Read chapter 3 as necessary when you want to use the more advanced menus the machine offers.
Chapters 4 and 5 are to be read when you need to add paper, service or troubleshoot the printer. An explanation is given of each
operation, allowing you to read only those pages dealing with the operation to be performed.
Chapter 6 contains a quick reference overview of the menu utilities setting procedure, specifications, and index.
Locating the Information You Need
Using the Master Table of Contents
The master table of contents gives an overview of how this manual is organized so that you can quickly locate the information
you need. It provides you with the most basic keys for locating what you need to know.
Using the Contents at the Beginning of Each Chapter
The first page of each chapter contains a table of contents which provides greater detail than the Master Table of Contents. This provides a
quick reference for each chapter.
Using the Index
At the back of the book is an alphabetical index which is function-, item-, or term-oriented; i.e., if you know the name of a particular function,
item or term, use this section to find a reference to the appropriate page number.
If You Need More Information (U.S.A. Technical Support)
If you continue to experience technical difficulty with the operation of your printer product, please contact your support representative:
Toll free at 1-800-459-3250 or via our website at http://www.minoltappd.com.
Hours of operation and toll free nature of our support program is subject to change without prior notice.
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Page Layout
Operational Heading
Before operation: Gives an overview of the function/ operation covered herein.
Page Number: Used to locate your page.
Note: Calls your attention to a particular point in the procedure.
Continuation marker: Indicates that there is more information to complete
an operation on the next page.
Index: Used to locate your chapter quickly.
Step No.: Sequential number to follow in performing the procedure.
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CONTENTS
Energy Star Information
Introduction i
Safety Information ii
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Using This Manual vi
Contents viii
Chapter 1 Installation 1
1. Preparation for Installation 2
Installation Site/ Power Source/ Grounding 2
Space Requirements 3
2. Precautions for Use 4
Operating Environment/ Using the Printer Properly 4
Care of Printer Supplies/ Moving the Printer 5
3. Setting-Up 6
Checking print operation 6
Connecting Printer to Host Computer 8
Expansion Memory (option) Setting-Up 10
Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM (option) Setting-Up 12
Network Board (option) Setting-Up 14
Chapter 2 Using the Printer 17
1. Printer Parts and Accessories 28
⋅ Printer 18
⋅ Accessories 19
⋅ Control Panel keys 20
⋅ Operation and warning Labels 22
2. Turning ON and OFF the Printer 23
3. Printing Paper 24
⋅ Type/ Size 24
⋅ Print Area/ Capacity/ Care of paper 25
4. Loading the Printing Paper 26
⋅ Loading Plain Paper/ Recycled Paper 26
- TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) 26
- TRAY 2 (Second Cassette)/ TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option) 27
⋅ Loading OHP sheets/ Labels 29
- TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) 29
- TRAY 2 (Second Cassette)/ TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option) 30
⋅ Loading Special Paper (Letterhead/ Envelopes/ Postcard/ Thick Paper) 32
- TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) 32
5. Printing 34
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CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1
Chapter 3 Changing the Printer
Settings 45
Installation
1. List of MENU Utilities 36
2. Setting the MENU Utilities 38
3. Outline of the MENU Utilities 40
Using the
Printer
⋅ RESET MENU/ TEST PRINT MENU 40
⋅ PRINT MENU 41
⋅ CONFIG MENU 42
⋅ IMAGE MENU/ MEMORY MENU 43
⋅ PCL MENU 44
⋅ PS MENU / MAINTENANCE MENU 45
Chapter 4
Maintaining Your Printer 47
1. Changing Cartridges 48
⋅ Changing the Toner Cartridge 48
Auto Mode 48
Manual Mode 52
⋅ Changing the Drum Cartridge, Toner Collecting Bottle and Oil Roller Unit 56
⋅ Changing the Fusing Unit and Transfer Roller Unit 62
⋅ Changing the Image Transfer Belt Unit 66
2. Cleaning the Printer 70
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
Changing the
Printer Settings
CHAPTER 4
Maintaining
Your Printer
CHAPTER 5
Trouble
shooting
CHAPTER 6
Appendices
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting 73
1. How to Troubleshooting 74
2. A Problem Exists in the preparation stage
and during a Print Cycle 75
− A Problem Exists in Preparation Stage 75
− A Problem Occurs When You Attempt to Start a Print Cycle 75
− When a Message Appears 76
− When a Paper Misfeed has Occurred 80
3. Print Results are Faulty 84
Chapter 6 Appendices 87
1. Quick Reference Guide of MENU 88
2. List of MENU Utilities 90
3. Specifications of Printer 92
4. Specifications of 250 sheet Third Cassette Unit 95
5. Index 96
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For U.S.A./ Canada Users
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, MINOLTA Co., Ltd has determined
that this printer meets the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for
energy efficiency.
For Other Country Users
This printer meets the *EPA’s ENERGY STAR Guidelines
for energy efficiency.
*The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
What is an Energy Star Printer?
Energy Star Printers have a feature that allows them to automatically “go to sleep” after
a period of inactivity. This auto-feature can reduce a machine’s annual electricity cost
by 60 percent.
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Installation
This chapter covers site preparation, precautions for use, and
set-up procedure.
1. Preparation for Installation 2
Installation Site 2
Power Source 2
Grounding 2
Space Requirements 3
2. Precautions for Use 4
Operating Environment 4
Using the Printer Properly 4
Care of Printer Supplies 5
Moving the Printer 5
3. Setting-Up 6
Checking print operation 6
Connecting Printer to Host Computer 8
Expansion Memory (option) Setting-Up 10
Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM (option) Setting-Up 12
Network Board (option) Setting-Up 14
Installation
Chapter 1
CHAPTER 1
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Installation
CHAPTER 1
2
1. Preparation for Installation
Installation Site
To ensure a longer life for the printer, it is highly important to select an appropriate installation site. Choose a site that meets the following requirements.
- A well-ventilated place.
- An area which will not generate ammonia or other organic gas.
- A place which is near a power outlet so that the power cord can be easily plugged in and unplugged.
- An area free from direct sunlight.
- A place which is out of the direct air stream of an air conditioner, heater, or ventilator and is not subject to extremely
high or low temperature or humidity.
- A stable and level location not subject to undue vibration.
- A place free from an object that could block the heat exhaust duct of the printer.
- A place away from a curtain or the like that may catch fire and burn easily.
- An area where there is no possibility of being splashed with water or other types of liquid.
- A dust-free location.
Power Source
The power source voltage requirements are as follows.
- Power source: voltage fluctuation within +10% to -10%
- Frequency fluctuation: within +3Hz to -3Hz
NOTES
NOTE
- Use a power source with little voltage and frequency fluctuation.
- Use an outlet with the specified voltage capacity only.
- Be sure to plug the power cord all the way into the outlet. The outlet should also be located near the printer and easily
accessible so that the power cord can be unplugged immediately if printer trouble occurs.
- Make sure that the outlet is visible, without being hidden behind this printer or any other office equipment.
- If any other electrical equipment is sourced from the same outlet, make sure that the capacity of the outlet is not
exceeded.
- If an extension cord is needed, use one with a capacity greater than the power consumption of the printer. A cord which
falls short of the capacity requirements could lead to a fire.
- Never connect any other appliances or machines by means of a multiple socket to the outlet being used for the printer.
Grounding
To prevent receiving electrical shocks in the case of electrical leakage, always ground the printer. Consult your Technical Representative if you are unable to make grounding connections.
Connect the grounding wire to:
- The ground terminal of the outlet.
- A grounding contact which complies with the local electrical standards.
*NEVER connect the grounding wire to a gas pipe, the grounding wire for a telephone, or a water pipe.
Space Requirements
You must provide open space on all sides of the Printer. Allow at least 300mm (11-3/4 inch) of space above the printer as well, so that
you can open the printer cover to replace supplies and clear paper misfits. You also will need easy access to the rear of the printer to
connect the printer cable and clear paper misfits.
300mm
(11-3/4 inch)
300mm
(11-3/4 inch)
100mm
(4 inch)
1,380mm
(54-1/4 inch)
550mm
(21-3/4 inch)
905mm (35-3/4 inch)
Installation
1. Preparation for Installation
CHAPTER 1
3
Installation
CHAPTER 1
4
2. Precautions for Use
Operating Environment
The operating environmental requirements of the printer are as follows.
- Temperature: 10°C (50°F) to 35°C (86°F) with a fluctuation
of 10°C (50°F) per hour.
- Humidity: 15% to 85% RH with a fluctuation of 20% per hour.
* The environmental zone marked “X” on the right represents
a critical environment in which the printer can be left to stand.
However the manufacturer does not ensure good paper passage
performance and print image in this zone. Be sure to use the printer
within the operating environment marked by the bold line.
Humidity (%)
X
Temperature (°C)
Using the Printer Properly
X
To ensure the optimum performance of the printer, follow the precautions listed below.
: Outside guarantee of paper
passage and image reliability
- NEVER open any door, or turn OFF the printer during operation.
- NEVER bring any magnetized object or flammable gas or liquid near the printer.
- NEVER pull on the cord and ALWAYS hold the plug when unplugging the power cord. A damaged cord could result in a fire or
cause an electrical shock.
- NEVER attempt to unplug the power cord with a wet hand, as it could cause an electrical shock.
- ALWAYS unplug the power cord whenever attempting to move the printer. Moving the printer with the power cord plugged in
can damage the cord, resulting in a fire or causing an electrical shock.
- ALWAYS unplug the power cord when the printer is not to be used for a long time.
- NEVER remove any panel or cover which is secured. The printer contains a high-voltage component inside which can cause an
electrical shock.
- NEVER remodel the printer, as a fire or electrical shock could result.
- NEVER place a heavy object on the power cord, or pull or bend it, as a fire or electrical shock could result.
- ALWAYS ensure that the printer does not ride on the power cord or communications cable of other electrical equipment, and it
does not get such a cord or cable wedged into its own mechanism, as malfunctioning equipment or fire could result.
- NEVER drop paper clips, staples, or other small pieces of metal through the vents or other openings in the printer, as a fire or
electrical shock could result.
- NEVER place a vase or vessel containing water on the printer. If fluid gets inside, it can cause a fire or electrical shock. In case
a piece of metal or fluid gets inside the printer, immediately turn it OFF, unplug the power cord, and call your technical
representative. A fire or electrical shock could result if the printer is run without taking necessary action.
- NEVER leave the printer running when it becomes inordinately hot, or emits smoke, unusual smell, or noise. If that happens,
immediately turn OFF the printer, unplug it, and call your technical representative. A fire or electrical shock could result if the
printer is run without taking necessary action.
NOTE
NOTE
= Locate the printer in a Well Ventilated Room =
A negligible amount of ozone is generated during normal operation of this printer. An unpleasant odor may, however, be
created in poorly ventilated rooms during extensive printer operations. For a comfortable, healthy, and safe operating
environment, it is recommended that the room be well ventilated.
REMARQUE
REMARQUE
= Placer le imprimante dans une pièce largement ventilée =
Unequantité d’ ozone négligable est dégagée pendant le fonctionnement du imprimante quand celui-ci est utilisé
normalement. Cependant, use odeur désagréable pent être ressentie dans les pièces dont l’ aération est insuffisante et
lorsque une utilisation prolongée du imprimante est effectuée. Pour avoir la certitude de travailler dans un environnement
das conditions de confort, anté et sécurité, il est préférable de bien aérer la pièce ou se trouve le imprimante.
Care of Printer Supplies
Use the following precautions when handling the printer supplies (Toner Cartridge, Drum Cartridge, and paper).
- Avoid storing the supplies at any of the following places:
A place subject to direct sunlight. (The Drum Cartridge should not be exposed to fluorescent light, either.)
A hot place with an open flame.
A humid place.
A dusty place.
- Store paper, which has been removed from its wrapper but not loaded in the printer tray, in a sealed plastic bag in a cool,
dark place.
- Use only the Toner Cartridge and toner for the exclusive use of this printer.
- Keep supplies out of the reach of children.
- If your hands become soiled with toner, wash them with soap and water immediately.
NOTE
NOTE
Whenever the Drum Cartridge has been removed from the printer, immediately wrap it in a cloth to protect it from
light.
Moving the Printer
Observe the following precautions when moving the printer.
- When the Third Cassette Unit is installed, remove it from the
printer and carry the printer.
- Since the printer weighs approximately 35kg (77-1/4 lbs.),
two people are required to lift it.
- If you need to transport the printer over a long distance, consult your
Technical Representative.
Grips
Installation
2. Preparation for Installation
CHAPTER 1
5
3. Setting-Up
- The following four different procedures must be performed to set up the printer. Perform them step by step.
1. Hardware Setting-Up (Printer and 250-Sheet Third Cassette Unit) ☞Unpacking/ Setting-Up Instructions*1
2. Checking Print Operation ☞p. 6
3. Connecting Printer to Host Computer ☞p. 8
4. Software Setting-Up ☞Printer Driver User's Manual*2
Installation
CHAPTER 1
6
NOTE: *1Read the Unpacking/ Setting-Up Instructions (that is shipped together with the accessories that
come with this printer set and the 250-Sheet Third Cassette Unit).
*2Read the Printer Driver User's Manual separately provided (that is shipped together with
the accessories that come with this printer set) and install the printer driver according to the
operating system of the host computer to be used.
- When the optional Network Board, Expansion Memory, and/or Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM are to be used, perform the steps
according to the setting-up procedure for each option.
: Expansion Memory ☞p. 10
: Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM ☞p. 12
: Network Board ☞p. 14
- For the parts that come with the Printer and Third Cassette Unit see the UNPACKING/ SETTING-UP INSTRUCTIONS.
CAUTION
- ALWAYS use a shielded cable for the interface cable. Use of an unshielded interface cable could result in radio
frequency interference.
- Keep all packing materials out of the reach of children. They are to be used when transporting the printer.
CHECKING PRINT OPERATION
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- Make sure that the “Hardware Setting-Up”
procedure has been completed ☞ the Unpacking/
Setting-Up Instructions.
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- Open the Multi-Purpose Tray.
- Adjust the Paper Guides to fit the size of the Paper.
- Load the paper stack on the tray facing up.
Face up
Multi-Purpose
Tray
2
2
- Ready several sheets of paper for test prints.
Use plain paper of A4 or Letter size, weighing
60 g/m2 (16 lbs.) to 90 g/m2 (24 lbs.).
- Open the wrapper of the paper.
- Fan the paper stack thoroughly and align its
edges.
4
- Check that “READY” is shown on the Message
Display.
READY
READY
Paper Face
5
- Press the On Line key on the control panel.
- Check that “OFF LINE” appears on the Message
Display.
- Check that the On Line Indicator goes out.
9
- Check that the data on the following
demonstration page is printed.
Typical Printout:
✕ Once
OFFLINE
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- Press the Menu key on the control panel twice.
- Check that “TEST PRINT MENU” appears on
the Message Display.
✕ Twice
- If the printer turns out blank sheets of paper
TEST PRINT MENU
7
without printing the data, the “Hardware
Setting “was not probably done properly.
In this case, turn the Power Switch OFF and
perform the “Hardware Setting-Up (Unpacking/
Setting-Up Instructions)” procedure.
If the data on the demonstration screen is still not
printed, contact your Technical Representative.
- Press the Item key on the control panel once.
- Check that “PRINT CONFIG” appears on the
Message Display.
✕ Once
PRINT CONFIG
ENTER TO PRINT
8
- Press the Enter key on the control panel.
- The Data Indicator on the control panel lights up.
10
- Press the On Line key on the control panel .
✕ Once
- Check that “READY” appears on the Message
Display.
- Make sure that the On Line Indicator lights up.
READY
- This completes the checking procedure for the
printing operation.
- Let's then connect the printer to the host computer. ☞p. 8
Installation
3. Setting-Up
CHAPTER 1
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3. Setting-Up
Connecting Printer to Host Computer
Installation
CHAPTER 1
8
PRECAUTION
- This printer is equipped with the following two types of interface connectors for connection to the host computer.
Select the correct interface to suit the host computer to be used.
Parallel interface
- Connector type: IEEE 1284 36-pin Amphenol (full)
- Typical compatible computer models: IBM PC/AT or compatible
(OS: Windows 3.1/3.11/95)
Serial interface
- Connector type: LocalTalk DIN-8 (only can use with optional PostScript SIMM)
- Typical compatible computer models: Apple Macintosh series
(OS: System Level 7 or higher)
- The type of interface cable used for connecting the printer to the host computer varies depending on the type of
computer used. (This printer set does not contain an interface cable.)
Study the operator's manual of your computer and purchase the correct interface cable applicable to this printer and
computer.
CAUTION
- ALWAYS use a shielded cable for the interface cable. Use of an unshielded interface cable could result in radio
frequency interference.
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- Make sure that the “Hardware Setting-Up
☞the Unpacking/ Setting-Up Instructions
and “Checking Print Operation” ☞p. 6
procedures have been completed.
- Turn the printer OFF.
Power Switch
2
For Parallel Interface
- Connect one end of the interface cable
to the parallel port of the host computer.
- Connect the other end of the interface cable to
the interface connector on the back side of the
printer.
- Secure the plug by closing the two clips
provided.
Parallel Interface connector
Interface cable
- Check that the host computer to be connected to
the printer is OFF.
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For Serial Interface
- Connect one end of the interface cable to the
serial port of the host computer.
- Connect the other end of the interface cable to
the interface connector on the back side of the
printer.
Serial Interface connector
Interface cable
4
- This completes the connection of the printer to
the host computer.
- You next install the printer driver (software).
Read the Printer Driver User’s Manual
separately provided (that is shipped together with
the accessories that come with this printer set)
and install the printer driver according to the
operating system of the host computer to be used.
Installation
3. Setting-Up
CHAPTER 1
9
3. Setting-Up
Expansion Memory (Option) Setting-Up
Installation
CHAPTER 1
10
PRECAUTION
- This printer is equipped with two sockets for the installation of expansion memory.
- The optional expansion memories come in five different capacities: 1 MB, 2 MB, 4 MB, 8MB, 16 MB, and 32 MB.
The combination in which expansion memories of different capacities are plugged in allows the memory capacity
of the printer to be expanded up to 68 MB (standard 4 MB + expansion 64 MB). Purchase the expansion memory
according to your particular need.
CAUTION
- Before opening the optional packages or handling the options, briefly touch the metal part of the printer to
remove any electrostatic charge from your body.
- When options are taken out of their conductive bags or off their mats, hold them by their edge to avoid touching the
terminals or the patterned surfaces.
- When the Controller board is taken out of the printer, hold it by the edges to avoid touching the terminals or the
patterned surfaces.
- After removing the options or Controller board, be sure to place it on an anti-static mat or a piece of aluminum foil.
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- Turn the printer OFF.
3
- Remove the four screws that secure the controller
board on the back of the printer.
- Slide out the controller board.
Power Switch
2
- Disconnect the cable from the interface connector
(Parallel or Serial) or network connector
(10BASE-T or 10BASE-2) on the back of the
printer.
4
NOTE
- When the Controller board is taken out of the
printer, hold it by the edges to avoid touching
the terminals or the patterned surfaces.
- After removing the options or Controller board,
be sure to place it on an anti-static mat or a
piece of aluminum foil.
in your printer.
- Mount the expansion memory in the socket
(SIMM3 or 4) at the location shown on the
controller board.
SIMM3
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5
- Take the Expansion Memory out of its carton.
- Check which type of Controller board is installed
3. Setting-Up
-Insert the controller board into the guide rails.
- Secure the controller board in position with the
Installation
11
four screws.
SIMM4
Controller board (a)
SIMM3
SIMM4
Controller board (b)
6
- Insert the expansion memory pin into the socket.
10
7
8
- Reconnect the interface cable or network cable.
- Push the expansion memory down in the
direction of the arrow.
- Check that the expansion memory is mounted
securely.
Left Side
Right Side
11
- This completes the procedure to mount the
expansion memory in the printer.
- You now change the setting for <Installed
memory> that is one of the setup items of the
printer driver on the host computer.
For details, see the Printer Driver
Operator's Manual separately provided (that is
shipped together with the accessories that come
with this printer set).
3. Setting-Up
Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM (Option) Setting-Up
Installation
CHAPTER 1
12
PRECAUTION
- This printer is equipped with a socket for the installation of an Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM. When the printer is
equipped with an Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM, it can function as a PostScript printer.
CAUTION
- Before opening the optional packages or handling the options, briefly touch the metal part of the printer to
remove any electrostatic charge from your body.
- When options are taken out of their conductive bags or off their mats, hold them by their edges to avoid touching the
terminals or the patterned surfaces.
- When the Controller board is taken out of the printer, hold it by the edges to avoid touching the terminals or the
patterned surfaces.
- After removing the options or Controller board, be sure to place it on an anti-static mat or a piece of aluminum foil.
1
- Turn the printer OFF.
3
- Remove the four screws that secure the controller
board on the back of the printer.
- Slide out the controller board.
Power Switch
2
- Disconnect the cable from the interface connector
(Parallel or Serial) or network connector
(10BASE-T or 10BASE-2) on the back of the
printer.
4
NOTE
- When the Controller board is taken out of the
printer, hold it by the edges to avoid touching
the terminals or the patterned surfaces.
- After removing the options or Controller board,
be sure to place it on an anti-static mat or a
piece of aluminum foil.
in your printer.
- Mount the PostScript ROM in the socket
(SIMM2) at the location shown on the controller
board.
SIMM2
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- Take the PostScript ROM out of its carton.
- Check which type of Controller board is installed
3. Setting-Up
- Insert the controller board into the guide rails.
- Secure the controller board in position with the
Installation
13
four screws.
Controller board (a)
SIMM2
Controller board (b)
6
- Insert the PostScript ROM pin into the socket.
10
7
8
- Reconnect the interface cable or network cable.
-Push the PostScript ROM down in the direction of
the arrow.
- Check that the PostScript ROM is mounted
securely.
Left Side
Right Side
completes the procedure to mount the
11 - This
PostScript ROM in the printer.
- You now install the printer driver (software).
Read the PostScript User’s Guide separately
provided (that is shipped together with the
accessories that come with this Adobe
PostScript ROMM SIMM set) and install the
printer driver according to the operating system
of the host computer to be used.
3. Setting-Up
Network Board (Option) Setting-Up
Installation
CHAPTER 1
14
PRECAUTION
- The network board is equipped with the following two types of interface connectors for connection to the network server.
Select the correct interface to suit the network to be used.
10BASE-T
10BASE-2
3. Setting-Up
Expansion Memory Setting-
- The type of cable used for connecting the printer to the network server varies depending on the connection method
of the network to be used. (The accessories that come with the network board do not contain a cable.)
Study
the operator's manual of your network and purchase the correct cable applicable to the connection between the
CAUTION
printer and network server.
CAUTION
- Do not make connections both to 10BASE-T and 10BASE-2 at the same time, because it will deactivate the automatic
detection function of the connector connected, disabling communications.
- Before opening the optional packages or handling the options, briefly touch the metal part of the printer to
remove any electrostatic charge from your body.
- When options are taken out of their conductive bags or off their mats, hold them by their edges to avoid touching the
terminals or the patterned surfaces.
- When Controller board is taken out of the printer, hold it by the edges to avoid touching the terminals or the
patterned surfaces.
- After removing the options or Controller board, be sure to place it on an anti-static mat or a piece of aluminum foil.
1
2
- Turn the printer OFF.
Power Switch
- Remove the two screws that secure the network
board panel on the back of the printer.
- Remove the network board panel.
3
4
NOTE
- When the Network Board is taken out of its
conductive bag or off its mat, hold the
Network Board by the edges to avoid
touching the terminals or the patterned
surfaces.
- Take the Network Board out of its carton.
5
- Insert the network board into the mounting rails.
6
- This completes the procedure to mount the
- Tighten the two screws that secure the network
board in position.
network board in the printer.
- Now, read the Network Printer Operator's
Manual separately provided (that is shipped
together with the accessories that come with the
Network Board set), connect the network cable
and set the network environment variable
through the host computer.
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3. Setting-Up
17
Chapter 2
This chapter gives basic information on the different parts of the
printer and shows you how to use the printer.
1. Printer Parts and Accessories 18
⋅ Printer 18
⋅ Accessories 19
⋅ Control Panel keys 20
⋅ Operation and Warning Labels 22
2. Turning ON and OFF the Printer 23
3. Printing Paper 24
⋅ Type 24
⋅ Size 24
⋅ Capacity 24
⋅ Print Area 25
⋅ Care of paper 25
4. Loading the Printing Paper 26
⋅ Loading Plain Paper/ Recycled Paper 26
- TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) 26
- TRAY 2 (Second Cassette)/ TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option) 27
⋅ Loading OHP sheets/ Labels 29
- TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) 29
- TRAY 2 (Second Cassette)/ TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option) 30
⋅ Loading Special Paper (Letterhead/ Envelopes/ Postcard/ Thick Paper) 32
- TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) 32
5. Printing 34
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Using the Printer
18
1. Printer Parts and Accessories
Power Switch
Print Tray
The printed paper is fed out face down onto
this tray. The tray can hold 250 sheets
of printed paper.
☞p. 34
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PRINTER
Use to turn the printer ON and OFF ☞p. 23
Front Cover
Swing open to change supplies such as the Toner Cartridge or to clear
a paper misfeed.
Control Panel
-Allows the operator to make various settings.
-The LCD Display shows the current status of the printer.
For more details, see “Control Panel Keys.” ☞p. 20
Front Cover Lock Release Lever
Pull down to unlock the Front Cover.
TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray)
- Swing open toward you to load paper.
- Holds up to 150 sheets of paper. ☞p. 24
TRAY Œ
2 (250-Sheet Second Cassette)
Holds up to 250 sheets of paper. ☞p. 24
TRAY 3 (250-Sheet Third Cassette: Option)
Holds up to 250 sheets of paper. ☞p. 24
250-Sheet Third Cassette Unit (Option)
When installed under the Printer, houses a third cassette increasing paper capacity to 650 sheets.
Grips
- Two grips are provided on each side of the printer (four in all). Used to hold the printer when installing or moving it.
- The printer should be lifted by two persons. ☞p. 5
Network Board Panel
-Use to mount the optional network board.
☞p. 14
Rear Cover Lock Release Lever
Pull down to swing open the Rear Cover.
Rear Cover
Swing open to change the Oil Roller Assembly or clear a paper
misfeed.
Interface Connector (Serial Connector)
Provides connection between the printer and host computer.
☞p. 8
Interface Connector (Parallel Connector)
Provides connection between the printer and host computer.
☞p. 8
Power Cord Socket
Connect the power cord of the printer to this socket.
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1. Printer Parts and Accessories
Toner Cartridge
Waste bottle
- Used to collect and contain waste toner.
- Replace this Bottle with a new one when it
is filled with waste toner.
- Put the old bottle in a polyethylene bag or
the like and dispose of it according to your
local regulations. ☞p. 56
- There are four different color Toner Cartridges:
Black, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan.
- Replace this cartridge with a new one when it runs
out of toner.
- Put the old Cartridge in a polyethylene bag or the like
and dispose of it according to your local
regulations. ☞p. 52
Image Transfer Belt Unit
- Transfers the image created by
the Drum Cartridge onto paper. Handle with utmost
care. ☞p. 66
Drum Cartridge
- The image is formed on it. Handle with utmost care.
- Replace this Cartridge with a new one when it
reaches the time to change.
- Put the old Cartridge in a polyethylene bag or the
like and dispose of it according to your local
regulations. ☞p. 56
Image Transfer Roller Unit
Transfers the image created by the Drum Cartridge onto paper. Handle with utmost care.
☞p. 62
Oiling Roller
- Supplies the Fusing Rollers with oil and cleans them off.
- Replace this Roller with a new one when it reaches the time to change.
- Put the old Roller in a polyethylene bag or the like and dispose of it
according to your local regulations. ☞p. 56
Fusing Unit
Permanently fixes the image onto paper. ☞p. 62
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ACCESSORIES
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1. Printer Parts and Accessories
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CONTROL PANEL KEYS
Message Display
- Shows the message telling the current status
Data Indicator
of the printer.
- Shows the setting made for the various
functions.
- Data Indicator ON
When data received from the host computer is stored in the printer
memory.
- Data Indicator OFF
When no data is stored in the printer memory, usually
immediately after power on or reset.
- Data Indicator Flashing
When the printer is receiving data from the host computer.
Message Indicator
- Message Indicator Flashing
When the printer is asking the user for something to
occur or when an error occurs.
- Message Indicator OFF
Otherwise.
Œ
On Line Key
☞p. 38
The One Line key changes the state between on-line and off-line.
If the key is pressed while in the Menu mode, the printer exits the menu
and returns on-line. All keys except this key are valid during the off-line
state.
On-line Indicator
☞p. 38
- On-line Indicator ON
When the printer can receive data from the host computer.
- On-line Indicator Flashing
During Power On Self Test and initialization.
- On-line Indicator OFF
When the printer can’t receive data from the host computer.
Proceed key
The Proceed key clears most recoverable errors
and returns the printer back to On-line.
The key overrides manual feed and paper size
requests.
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1. Printer Parts and Accessories
Menu Key
☞p. 38
Item Key
Accesses the list of items after selecting a Menu and selects the menu item. This key must be
pressed when Menu is selected otherwise no action takes place while displaying “Off Line”.
The items go through a loop until the On Line key is pressed or the Menu key is pressed.
When the On Line key is pressed, the printer returns to On Line and when the Menu key is
pressed, the next Menu selection is displayed. ☞p. 38
UP & DOWN Keys
These two keys display the next or the previous setting for the current menu item. If the UP or Down key is pressed continuously when one of the following items are on the LCD, (FONT NUMBER, and PT SIZE), the value is incremented /
decremented faster.
Enter Key
☞p. 38
This key saves the menu settings while in the Item menu mode. An asterisk appears at the right of the LCD to
indicate the current menu setting. Pressing the Enter key in the TEST PRINT MENU, the printer executes the
appropriate TEST PRINT MENU including PRINT CONFIG, PCL FONT LIST, PCL DEMO PAGE and
PS DEMO PAGE.
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Accesses the print and configuration menus. The menus goes through a loop until the On Line key is pressed.
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OPERATION AND WARNING LABELS
Installing the Toner Cartridge
- Describes how to replace the Toner Cartridge when it runs out of toner. For details of operation, refer to “Changing the Toner
Cartridge” on page 48.
Changing the Waste bottle, Drum Cartridge and Oiling Roller
- Describes how to replace the Waste bottle, Drum Cartridge and Oiling Roller. For details of
operation, refer to “Changing the Drum Cartridge, Waste bottle and Oiling Roller” on page
46.
- The Waste bottle, Drum Cartridge and Oiling Roller are preset to reach the time
to change simultaneously. Replace these three Units at the same time.
Œ
Clearing Paper Misfeed in Paper Path
- Describes how to remove paper using the Misfeed Removal Cover and Roller Lock Release Lever if a
paper misfeed occurs in the paper path.
- For details of operation, refer to “When a Paper Misfeed has Occurred” on page 78.
Loading Paper
- Describes how to replenish the Paper Feeding Tray with paper.
- For details of operation, refer to “Loading the Printing Paper” on page 26.
WARNING! HIGH TEMPERATURE
- Alerts you to the high temperature of the area where the label is applied on the Fusing Unit.
Do not touch this area when you change the Oiling Roller or clear a misfeed.
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Turning Printer
Printer ON
ON
Turning
Press the Power Switch to the ❙ (ON) position.
Turning Printer OFF
Turning Printer OFF
Press the Power Switch to the
(OFF) position.
WhenPrinter
PrinterisisTurned
TurnedON
ON
When
The printer will be ready to make a print approx. 90
sec. after the Power Switch is turned ON.
NOTE
NOTE
- If no print commands are sent from the host computer to the printer for 15 min., the printer automatically enters standby in the
Power save mode.
- You can set the time it takes to enter the Power save mode, or turn the mode OFF (no power save) through the
CONFIG MENU. For details, see Chapter 3 “Changing the Printer Settings”. ☞p. 35
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2. Turning ON and OFF the Printer
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3. Printing Paper
PRECAUTION
This printer is designed to print the following types of paper. Any other types of paper must not be
used.
Type
*: Does not support Legal L size Thick Paper.
Paper
Feeding
Port
Plain
Paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
Special Paper
Recycled
Paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
OHP
Sheet
Labels
Letterhead
JPost(Postcard)
size:
100 ✕ 148 mm
4" ✕ 5-3/4”
Envelopes
Thick Paper*
weighing:
90 to 157 g/m2
24 to 41-1/4 lbs.
Tray 1
Tray 2
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3
None
None
None
None
None
Size
Œ
Standard size
*: Does not support Legal L size Thick Paper.
JIS B5
A5
Legal *
Letter
Executive
Invoice
182✕257 mm
7-1/4”510”
148✕210 mm
8-1/2”514”
8-1/2”511”
7-1/4”✕10-1/2”
5-1/2”✕8-1/2”
5-3/4”✕8-1/4”
216✕356mm
216✕279mm
184✕267mm
140✕216mm
Tray 2
None
None
None
None
Tray 3
None
None
None
None
Paper
Feeding
Port
A4
210✕297 mm
8-1/4”✕11-3/4”
Tray 1
L: Lengthwise
Non-Standard size (TRAY 1 only)
Full-color printing: Widths from 92 to 216mm (3-1/2” to 8-1/2”), lengths from 148 to 277mm (5-3/4” to 11-3/4”)
Monochrome printing: Widths from 92 to 216mm (3-1/2” to 8-1/2”), lengths from 148 to 356mm (5-3/4” to 14")
Capacity
Paper
Feeding
Port
*: Does not support Legal size Thick Paper.
Plain
Paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
Special Paper
Recycled
Paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
OHP
Sheet
Labels
Letterhead
Envelopes
JPost(Postcard)
size:
100 ✕ 148 mm
4" ✕ 5-3/4”
Thick Paper*
weighing:
90 to 157 g/m2
24 to 41-1/4 lbs.
Tray 1
150
150
50
50
50
20
50
50
Tray 2
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
Unit: sheets
25
3. Printing Paper
4mm
(0.16")
4mm
(0.16")
4mm
(0.16")
Printable
area
4mm
(0.16")
For full-color
printing
293mm
(11-1/2”)
For monochrome
printing
352mm
(13-3/4”)
- Monochrome (black) printing can be done on paper up to
352mm (13-3/4”) in length, with the exception of four
4mm (0.16") margins.
- Full color printing can be done on paper up to 293mm
(11-1/2”) in length, with the exception of four 4mm
(0.16") margins.
Care of Paper
Use the following precautions when handling the paper.
- Avoid storing the supplies at any of the following places:
A place subject to direct sunlight.
A hot place with an open flame.
A humid place.
A dusty place.
- Store paper, which has been removed from its wrapper but not loaded in the printer tray, in a sealed plastic bag in a cool, dark place.
- Keep paper supplies out of the reach of children.
NOTE
⋅ Do not use Legal size Thick paper. (Does not support Legal size Thick Paper.)
⋅ Do not use the following paper. To do so will lead to reduced print quality, a misfeed or a failure.
- Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
- Paper that is too thin or too thick.
- Paper folded, curled or broken.
- Paper having binding holes or perforations.
- Paper of which surfaces are too smooth or too rough or which is very different in roughness between both surfaces.
- Paper whose surfaces have a special coating, such as carbon paper, heat-sensitive paper and pressure-sensitive paper.
- Sheets of paper varying in size.
- Paper not cut at right angles.
- Paper bound by gluing, stapling or clipping.
- Labels which are easy to peel.
⋅ Envelopes should meet the following requirements:
- Edges and folds are sharp.
- General mailing envelopes with no seals on the glued portion.
- Those having flaps the full width of the envelope. (Unacceptable if the flap is glued, but not the mating surface.)
- Wrinkle-free, no fasteners.
⋅ Generally, envelopes perform well, but some types may wrinkle. We strongly recommend testing any type of envelope before buying
it in large amounts.
⋅ The Following transparencies are recommended;
- For color printing, Minolta CF-200 (D) or 3M CG3710
- For monochrome printing, Minolta M-100 (D) or 3M PP2500
To purchase Minolta transparencies please contact your local Minolta dealers, on call 1 (888) 2-MINOLTA. (for U.S.A. Users only)
⋅ For more information, refer to “Loading the Printing Paper”.
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CHAPTER 2
Loading Plain Paper / Recycled Paper
PRECAUTIONS
Using the Printer
⋅ Do not use the following paper. To do so will lead to reduced print quality, a misfeed or a failure.
- Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
- Paper that is too thin (under 60 g/m 2, 16 lbs.) or too thick (over 157 g/m2, 41-1/4 lbs.).
- Paper folded, curled or broken.
- Paper having binding holes or perforations.
- Paper of which surfaces are too smooth or too rough or which is very different in roughness between both surfaces.
- Paper whose surfaces have a special coating, such as carbon paper, heat-sensitive paper and pressure-sensitive paper.
- Sheets of paper varying in size.
- Paper not cut at right angles.
- Paper bound by gluing, stapling or clipping.
TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray)
1
2
2
- Open the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray).
- Open the wrapper of the paper.
- Fan the paper stack thoroughly and align its edges.
Paper Face
4
5
- To load a paper stack of long size, open the Paper
Support.
Paper Support
Œ
NOTE
- The paper should be loaded no higher than the Max.
Level Indicator.
OK
NG
- When paper remains in the tray, do not load more
paper on the remaining paper.
- If you load the paper forcibly, it may cause a paper
misfeed.
3
- Adjust the Paper Guides to fit the size of the Paper.
- Load the paper stack on the tray facing up.
Face up
- When you want to replenish the paper, take out the
remaining paper and stack it on the additional paper.
Then fan the paper and load it.
- We recommend replenishing the paper supply only
when the Tray is empty.
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
1
- Slide out the TRAY 2 (second Cassette) or TRAY 3
(Third Cassette).
5
-Pressing the Guide Lock Lever, adjust the Paper Guides
to fit the size of the Paper.
Paper Guides
Guide Lock Lever
2
- Press down the Paper Lifting Plate until it locks.
6
- Set the Paper Size Indicator to fit the size of the paper
used.
A4
Legal
Letter
2
3
Paper Size
Indicator
- Install the Trailing Edge Guide to fit the size of the
paper to be loaded.
Trailing
Edge
Guide
1
2
7
NOTE
- If the Paper Size Indicator is not reset to the corresponding size, the printed image may not be printed
at the correct size. When you have changed the
paper size, always reset the Paper Size Indicator
without fail.
A4
Letter
8
4
NOTE
- Open the wrapper of the paper.
Paper Face
- When loading Legal-size paper, the Trailing Edge
Guide is not used. Return it to the Guide space
in the Cassette.
Guide space
To Be Continued
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
9
- Fan the paper stack thoroughly and align its edges.
12
- Slide in the Cassette.
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TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) / TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option)
10
- Load the paper stack in the Cassette facing down, its
corners are under the Paper Separator and its leading
edge makes contact with the front side of the Cassette.
Face down
Paper
Separator
Œ
2
11
NOTE
- The paper should be loaded no higher than the Max.
Level Indicator.
OK
NG
- When paper remains in the tray, do not load more
paper on the remaining paper.
- If you load the paper forcibly, it may cause a paper
misfeed.
- When you want to replenish the paper, take out the
remaining paper and stack it on the additional paper.
Then fan the paper and load it.
- We recommend replenishing the paper supply only
when the Paper Tray is empty.
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
PRECAUTIONS
⋅ Labels must be loaded in the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray). Do not load them in the TRAY 2 (Second) / TRAY 3 (Third Cassette).
⋅ When handling OHP sheets, it is recommended to wear gloves so that they are not soiled with fingerprints and smears. Soiled OHP
sheets may lead to a defective printed image.
⋅ Do not use the following paper. To do so may lead to reduced print quality, a misfeed or a failure.
- Labels which are easy to peel.
- Labels which have already been peeled partially.
- Labels from which adhesive has come out.
We recommend testing any type of label before buying it in large amounts.
⋅ OHP sheets or labels can be printed continuously but the feeding capability may be affected by the material used and the
operating environment. If they cannot be fed successfully, it is recommended not to load several sheets at a time but to load
them one by one.
⋅ The Following transparencies are recommended;
- For color printing, Minolta CF-200 (D) or 3M CG3710
- For monochrome printing, Minolta M-100 (D) or 3M PP2500
To purchase Minolta transparencies please contact your local Minolta dealers, on call 1 (888) 2-MINOLTA. (for U.S.A. Users only)
TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray)
2
1
- Open the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray).
4
NOTE
- Load the recommended OHP (Minolta CF-200 (D).
3M CG3710, Minolta CF-100 (D) or 3M PP2500) so
that the front side (on which the white tape is fitted)
faces down in the tray.
White Tape
Face down
2
- Open the wrapper of the paper.
Paper Face
- Do not load more than 50 sheets on the tray.
- When OHP or Label sheets remain in the tray,
do not load more sheets on the remaining sheets.
- If you load the OHP or Label sheets forcibly, it may
cause a misfeed.
3
- Adjust the Paper Guides to fit the size of the OHP
or Label sheets.
- To load a paper stack of long size, open the Paper
Support.
- Load the standard OHP or Label sheet stack on the tray
facing up.
Face up
Paper Support
- When you want to replenish the OHP or Label sheets,
take out the remaining sheets and stack them on the
additional OHP or Label sheets.
Then fan the OHP or Label sheets and load them.
- We recommend replenishing the OHP or Label sheets
only when the Tray is empty.
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
1
- Slide out the TRAY 2 (second Cassette) or TRAY 3
(Third Cassette).
5
-Pressing the Paper Guide Lock Lever, adjust the
Paper Guides to fit the size of the Paper.
Paper Guides
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TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) / TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option)
Guide Lock Lever
2
- Press down the Paper Lifting Plate until it locks.
6
- Set the Paper Size Indicator to fit the size of the paper
used.
A4
Legal
Œ
Letter
2
3
Paper Size
Indicator
- Install the Trailing Edge Guide to fit the size of
the OHP to be loaded.
Trailing
Edge Guide
1
2
7
NOTE
- If the Paper Size Indicator is not reset to the corresponding size, the printed image may not be printed
at the correct size. When you have changed the
paper size, always reset the Paper Size Indicator
without fail.
A4
Letter
4
NOTE
- When loading Letter-size OHP, the Trailing Edge
Guide is not used. Return it to the Guide space in the
Cassette.
Guide space
8
- Open the wrapper of the OHP.
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
9
- Load the standard OHP stack in the Cassette facing
down, its corners are under the Paper Separator, and its
leading edge makes contact with the front side of the
Cassette.
2
11
Paper
Separator
NOTE
- When you want to replenish the OHP, take out the
remaining OHP and stack them on the additional
OHP. Then fan the OHP and load them.
- We recommend replenishing the OHP only when the
Cassette is empty.
Face down
10
NOTE
- Load the recommended OHP (Minolta CF-200 (D).
3M CG3710. Minolta CF-100 (D) or 3M PP2500) so
that the front side (on which the while tape is fitted)
faces up in the Cassette.
White
Face up
- The OHP should be loaded no higher than the Max.
Level Indicator.
OK
NG
- When OHP remain in the cassette, do not load more
sheets on the remaining sheets.
- If you load the OHP forcibly, it may cause a misfeed.
12
- Slide in the Cassette.
Using the Printer Installation
CHAPTER 2
TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) / TRAY 3 (Third Cassette: option)
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
Using the Printer
CHAPTER 2
Loading Special Paper (Letterhead/ Envelopes/ Postcard/ Thick Paper)
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PRECAUTIONS
⋅ Do not use Legal L size Thick paper. (Does not support Legal L size Thick Paper.)
⋅ Do not use the following paper. To do so will lead to reduced print quality, a misfeed or a failure.
- Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
- Paper that is too thin (under 60g/m2, 16 lbs.) or too thick (over 90g/m2, 24 lbs.).
- Paper folded, curled or broken.
- Paper having binding holes or perforations.
- Paper of which surfaces are too smooth or too rough or which is very different in roughness between both surfaces.
- Paper whose surfaces have a special coating, such as carbon paper, heat-sensitive paper and pressure-sensitive paper.
- Sheets of paper varying in size.
- Paper not cut at right angles.
- Paper bound by gluing, stapling or clipping.
- Postcards that are warped.
⋅ Envelopes should meet the following requirements:
- Edges and folds are sharp.
- General mailing envelopes with no seals on the glued portion.
- Those having flaps the full width of the envelope. (Unacceptable if the flap is glued, but not the mating surface.)
- Wrinkle-free, no fasteners.
⋅ Generally, envelopes perform well, but some types may wrinkle. We strongly recommend testing any type of envelope before buying it
in large amounts.
⋅ Special paper can be printed continuously but the paper feed capability may be affected by the material of the paper used and the
operating environment. If paper cannot be fed successfully, it is recommended not to load several sheets of paper at a time but to load
them one by one.
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TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray)
1
2
2
- Open the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray).
Open the wrapper of the paper.
Paper Face
3
- Fan the paper stack thoroughly and align its edges.
4
- Adjust the Paper Guides to fit the size of the Paper.
- To load a paper stack of long size, open the Paper
Support.
- Load the paper stack on the tray facing up.
Face up
Paper Support
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4. Loading the Printing Paper
5
- When printing Envelopes, fold their flaps securely and
load them on the Tray with their flap side down.
9
Face up
- When printing Letterhead, load it on the Tray with
the Header end at the take-up end.
6
7
8
NOTE
- Generally, envelopes perform well, but some types
may wrinkle.
We strongly recommend testing any type of envelopes
before buying it in large amounts.
- When printing paper, load it on the Tray after
straightening warped paper, if any.
NOTE
- Do not load more than 50 sheets of paper on the
tray.
- When paper remains in the tray, do not load more
paper on the remaining paper.
- If you load the paper forcibly, it may cause a paper
misfeed.
- When you want to replenish the paper, take out the
4
NOTE
remaining paper and stack it on the additional paper.
Then fan the paper and load it.
- We recommend replenishing the paper supply only
when the Tray is empty.
Using the Printer Installation
CHAPTER 2
TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray)
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5. Printing
Paper can be fed for printing either from the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray), the TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) or the TRAY 2 (Third
1
- Turn the printer on.
“Turning ON and OFF the Printer” ☞p. 23
4
- Input a print command from the host computer.
The printed paper is fed out onto the Print Tray with
the image face down.
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CHAPTER 2
ŒCassette optional). As available paper depends on the paper port, use the paper port that suits your application.
Face down
2
- Load the Paper.
“TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray)” ☞ pp. 26, 29, 32
5
NOTE
- The Print Tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper.
Use care not to exceed this limit when making
multiple prints.
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“TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) / TRAY 3 (Third
Cassette)” ☞ pp. 27, 30
2
3
-To print long-size paper, open the Paper Support in the
Print Tray.
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Changing the Printer Settings
⋅ RESET MENU 40
- JOB & MEMORY/ MENU RESET
⋅ TEST PRINT MENU 40
- PRINT CONFIG/ PCL FONT LIST/ PS FONT LIST
/ PCL DEMO PAGE/ PS DEMO PAGE
⋅ PRINT MENU 41
- COPIES/ TRAY1 PAPER/ MANUAL FEED/ TRAY SWITCHING/
PAPER SOURCE/ PAPER SIZE/ TRAY1 MEDIA/ TRAY2 MEDIA/
TRAY3 MEDIA/ ORIENTATION/ FORM LENGTH
⋅ CONFIG MENU 42
- PERSONALITY/ AUTO CONTINUE/ I/O TIMEOUT/
POWER SAVE/ DISPLAY LANGUAGE
⋅ IMAGE MENU 43
- PRINT MODE
⋅ MEMORY MENU 43
- PCL CONTEXT SAVE/ PS CONTEXT SAVE
⋅ PCL MENU 44
- FONT SOURCE/ FONT NUMBER/ FONT PITCH /
FONT POINT SIZE/ SYMBOL SET
- Understanding Fonts 45
⋅ PS MENU 45
- PRINT PS ERROR
⋅ MAINTENANCE MENU 45
- TOTAL PRINTOUTS/ REPLACE TONER
Changing the Printer Settings
1. List of MENU Utilities 36
2. Setting the MENU Utilities 38
3. Outline of the MENU Utilities 40
CHAPTER 3
This chapter covers using the MENU Utilities provided by the
printer.
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1. List of MENU Utilities
The MENU utilities refer to the functions which have settings you can change to suit your particular operating needs.
There are a total of 34 features available in the MENU utilities, classified under Nine major groups as detailed below.
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MENU
1. RESET MENU
2. TEST PRINT
MENU
3. PRINT MENU
4. CONFIG MENU
ITEM
SETTING
1. JOB & MEMORY
ENTER to reset.
2. MENU RESET
ENTER to reset.
1. PRINT CONFIG
ENTER to print.
2. PCL FONT LIST
ENTER to print.
3. PS FONT LIST *1
ENTER to print.
4. PCL DEMO PAGE
ENTER to print.
5. PS DEMO PAGE *1
ENTER to print.
1. COPIES
1 to 999
2. TRAY 1 PAPER
*2
3. MANUAL FEED
OFF / ON
4. TRAY
SWITCHING
ON / OFF
5. PAPER SOURCE
TRAY1 / TRAY2 / *4 TRAY3
6. PAPER SIZE
*2
7. TRAY1 MEDIA
PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCY/ THICK PAPER/ ENVELOPE
8. TRAY2 MEDIA
PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCY
9. TRAY3 MEDIA*4
PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCY
10. ORIENTATION
PORTRAIT / LANDSCAPE
11. FORM LENGTH
5 to 128 LINE (*2 64 LINES or *3 60 LINES)
1. PERSONALITY
*1AUTOMATIC
2. AUTO CONTINUE
ON / OFF
3. I/ O TIMEOUT
OFF / 5 SECONDS/ 15 SECONDS/ 30 SECONDS/ 1 MINUTE/
3 MINUTES
4. POWER SAVE
15 MINUTES / 30 MINUTES/ 60 MINUTES / OFF
5. DISPLAY
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH / DEUTSCH/ FRANCAIS/ ITALIANO/
NEDERLANDS
A4 / A5/ *3 LETTER / INVOICE/ JIS B5/ LEGAL/ EXECUTIVE/
COM10/ C5/ DL/ MONARCH/ J-POST
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A4 / A5/ *3 LETTER / INVOICE/ JIS B5/ LEGAL/ EXECUTIVE/
COM10/ C5/ DL/ MONARCH/ J-POST
/ PCL/ *1POSTSCRIPT
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1. List of MENU Utilities
SETTING
5. IMAGE MENU
1. PRINT MODE
FULL COLOR/ MONOCHROME
6. MEMORY
MENU *5
1. PCL CONTEXT
SAVE
OFF/ ON
2. PS CONTEXT
SAVE
OFF/ ON
1. FONT SOURCE
INTERNAL / SOFT FONT
2. FONT NUMBER
INTERNAL: 0 to 52 (SOFT FONT: 0 to max. 999)
3. FONT PITCH
0.44 to 99.99 (10.00 )
4. FONT POINT
SIZE
4.00 to 999.75 (12.00 )
5. SYMBOL SET
*3
8. PS MENU *1
1. PRINT PS ERROR
OFF/ ON
9. MAINTENANCE
MENU
1. TOTAL
PRINT OUTS
7. PCL MENU
2. REPLACE TONER
ROMAN-8/ ISO L1, ISO L2, ISO L5, *2 PC-8, PC-8 D/N,
PC-850, PC-852, PC8-TK, WIN L1, WIN L2, WIN L5, DESKTOP,
PS TEXT, VN INTL, VN US, MS PUBL, MATH-8, PS-MATH,
VN-MATH, PI FONT, LEGAL, ISO-4, ISO-6, ISO-11, ISO-15,
ISO-17, ISO-21, ISO-60, ISO-69, and WIN 3.0
BLACK / YELLOW/ MAGENTA/ CYAN
*1 : The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with an Adobe Postscript ROM SIMM.
*2 : Default for European models.
*3 : Default for North American models.
*4 : The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with a 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit.
*5 : The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with 12MB or more Expansion Memory and Adobe
Postscript ROM SIMM.
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ITEM
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MENU
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2. Setting the MENU Utilities
1
- Make sure that "READY" is shown on the
Message Display and the On Line Indicator is lit.
4
Example: Print Menu
✕ 3 times
RAEDY
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READY
PRINT MENU
2
- Press the On Line key on the control panel.
- Check that "OFF LINE" appears on the Message
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Display.
- Make sure that the On Line Indicator goes out.
- Press the Item key on the control panel as many
times as is necessary to select the desired
item.
- Check that the desired item is shown on the
Message Display.
Example: PAPER SOURCE
✕ Once
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OFFLINE
3
2
PAPER SOURCE
TRAY 2
- Press the Menu key on the control panel as many
times as it is required to show the desired menu.
(See the table below.)
- Make sure that the Message Display shows the
desired menu.
Menu key
Once
Twice
3 times
4 times
5 times
6 times
7 times*1
8 times*2
9 times
10 times
6
Group
*2
"MEMORY MENU" appears only when an
optional 20 MB or more Expansion Memory
and optional Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM
is mounted in the printer.
- Press the Up/Down key on the control panel to
select the desired setting.
✕ Once
PAPER SOURCE
TRAY 1
7
"PS MENU" appears only when the optional
Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM is mounted in
the printer.
✻
Example: Changing from TRAY2 to TRAY1
RESET MENU
TEST PRINT MENU
PRINT MENU
CONFIG MENU
IMAGE MENU
PCL MENU
PS MENU
MEMORY MENU
MAINTENANCE MENU
Return to OFF LINE
*1
✕ 5 times
- Check that an asterisk "*" appears on the right end
of the Message Display. The asterisk indicates
that the setting has been confirmed.
Example: Changing from TRAY2 to TRAY1
✕ Once
PAPER SOURCE
TRAY 1
✻
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2. Setting the MENU Utilities
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- Press the On Line key on the control panel.
- Check that "ON LINE" appears on the Message
Display.
✕ Once
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- Make sure that the On Line Indicator lights up.
- This completes the setting procedure of the
MENU utilities.
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NOTE
- To quit the MENU function (while you are in any
step from step 3 through 6), press the On Line key.
Pressing the On Line key cancels the MENU
function and returns to the On Line mode.
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READY
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
1. RESET MENU
RESET MENU is a group that provides the JOB & MEMORY and MENU RESET.
The user may reset the parameters of the printer.
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1. JOB & MEMORY
JOB & MEMORY will reset the printer when the Enter key is pressed, clearing all stored page data from memory.
The printer resumes on-line.
2. MENU RESET
- MENU RESET will reset the printer when the Enter key is pressed. The printer settings are reset to the Factory Defaults.
All stored selections and stored page data are cleard from memory. The printer resumes on-line.
- MENU RESET keeps the currently selected language.
2. TEST PRINT MENU
TEST PRINT MENU is a group that provides a series of test prints and font lists.
The user may make a test chart through the printer.
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1. PRINT CONFIG
- Select PRINT CONFIG to print the internal settings of the configuration menu.
- Pressing the Enter key when PRINT CONFIG is displayed activates the printout.
2. PCL FONT LIST
- Select PCL FONT LIST to print the internal and any external fonts stored or accessible to the printer in PCL5C.
- Pressing the Enter key when PCL FONT LIST is displayed activates the printout.
3. PS FONT LIST
- Select PS FONT LIST to print the internal and any external fonts stored or accessible to the printer in PostScript.
- This MENU does not appear if the PostScript SIMM ROM is not installed.
- Pressing the Enter key when PS FONT LIST is displayed activates the printout.
4. PCL DEMO PAGE
- Select PCL DEMO PAGE to print the PCL demonstration page.
- Pressing the Enter key when PCL DEMO PAGE is displayed activates the printout.
5. PS DEMO PAGE
- Select PS DEMO PAGE to print the PS demonstration page.
- This MENU does not appear if the PostScript SIMM ROM is not installed.
- Pressing the Enter key when PS DEMO PAGE is displayed activates the printout.
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
3. PRINT MENU
PRINT MENU is a group of menu selections which is used frequently. It includes COPIES, PAPER
SIZE and ORIENTATION and so on.
2. TRAY1 PAPER
- The paper size of the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray) is selected.
- The settings are A4, A5, Letter, Invoice, JIS-B5, Legal, Executive, COM 10, C5, DL, Monarch, and J-Post.
- European models have A4 as the default whereas U.S. and other North American models have Letter as the factory default.
3. MANUAL FEED
- The manual feed selection is Off or On. The factory default is Off.
- When the Proceed key is pressed while LOAD XXX IN MANUAL is shown, one page of a print job is printed using paper loaded in
the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray).
- When the MANUAL FEED function is set to On, a print cycle can be initiated only by using the TRAY 1 (Multi Purpose Tray).
4. TRAY SWITCHING
- Enable or disable TRAY SWITCHING by selecting ON or OFF. The factory default is ON. If ON is selected, when either the TRAY 1
(Multi Purpose Tray), TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) or TRAY 3 (Third Cassette) runs out of paper during a printing cycle, the
printer will automatically switch to the other tray if it contains the same size and type of paper.
5. PAPER SOURCE
- The default TRAY is selected. The factory default is the Second Cassette (TRAY2).
- The settings are TRAY 1 (Multi PurposeTray), TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) and TRAY 3 (Third Cassette) (when installed).
6. PAPER SIZE
- The default paper size is selected. The factory default is A4 for Europe and Letter for North America.
- The settings are A4, A5, Letter, Invoice, JIS-B5, Legal, Executive, COM 10, C5, DL, Monarch, and J-post (Postcard).
7. TRAY1 MEDIA
- The TRAY 1(Multi Purpose Tray) media type is selected. The factory default is PLAIN PAPER.
- The settings are PLAIN PAPER, TRANSPARENCY, THICK PAPER and ENVELOPE.
- When TRANSPARENCY and FULL COLOR (PRINT MODE ☞p. 43) are both selected, the engine slows the machine throughput to
one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
- When THICK PAPER is selected, the engine slows the machine throughput to one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
8. TRAY2 MEDIA
- The TRAY 2 (Second Cassette) media type is selected. The factory default media type is PLAIN PAPER.
- The settings are PLAIN PAPER and TRANSPARENCY.
- When TRANSPARENCY and FULL COLOR (PRINT MODE ☞p. 43) are both selected, the engine slows the machine throughput to
one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
- When THICK PAPER is selected, the engine slows the machine throughput to one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
Changing the Printer Settings
- The number of COPIES is selected. The setting goes through a loop from 1 to 999 and then back to 1 again. The default value is 1.
- When the UP or DOWN key is pressed continuously, the setting is incremented/ decremented faster.
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1. COPIES
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
3. PRINT MENU
CHAPTER 3
9. TRAY3 MEDIA
- The TRAY 3 (Third Cassette) media type is selected. The factory default media type is PLAIN PAPER.
- When TRANSPARENCY and FULL COLOR (PRINT MODE ☞p. 43) are both selected, the engine slows the machine throughput to
one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
- When THICK PAPER is selected, the engine slows the machine throughput to one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
- Notice that TRAY3 MEDIA does not appear unless the 250-Sheet Third Cassette is physically installed under the printer.
10. ORIENTATION
Changing the Printer Settings
- The default direction of the printed page is selected. PORTRAIT or LANDSCAPE can be selected.
- The factory default direction is PORTRAIT.
11. FORM LENGTH
- The Number of lines per page is selected. The settings goes through a loop from 5 to 128 and then back to 5 again.
- European models having A4 will have 64 lines as the default whereas the U.S. and other North American models having LETTER
will have 60 lines as default .
- When the Up or Down key is pressed continuously, the setting is incremented/ decremented faster.
4. CONFIG MENU
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CONFIG MENU is a group that configures the printer environment under normal use (excluding the network settings).
1. PERSONALITY
- The default personality is selected (Automatic, PCL5C, PostScript). When the PostScript SIMM ROM is not installed, the menu
Settings "POSTSCRIPT" and "AUTOMATIC" do not appear.
- The factory default is AUTOMATIC. (When the PostScript SIMM ROM is not installed, the factory default is PCL)
2. AUTO CONTINUE
- The Auto Continue setting is selected. When Auto Continue is on, recoverable error messages appear on the LCD for only
30 seconds. Then, the READY message reappears and the printer resumes printing.
- When "AUTO CONTINUE" is "ON", printing will continue from the message "LOAD PAPER SIZE" as if the PROCEED key is
pressed.
- The factory default is ON.
3. I/O TIMEOUT
- The period from the end of the print job to the idle state is selected. After the time has elapsed, the controller frees that port.
- The settings are 5 SECONDS, 15 SECONDS, 30 SECONDS, 1 MINUTE, 3 MINUTES and OFF.
- The factory default is 15 SECONDS.
4. POWER SAVE
- The default power save of the printer is selected.
- The controller sends the power-down command to the printer when the idle time has passed. If data exists in memory, the printer does
not activate the power save mode.
- The settings are 15 MINUTES, 30 MINUTES, 60 MINUTES and OFF.
- The factory default is 60 MINUTES.
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
4. CONFIG MENU
5. DISPLAY LANGUAGE
- The default language of the panel is selected.
5. IMAGE MENU
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- There are currently 5 languages. The settings are ENGLISH, DEUTSCH, FRANCAIS, ITALIANO and NEDERLANDS.
- The factory default is ENGLISH.
1. PRINT MODE
- The type of printed image is selected (full color, monochrome).
- When FULL COLOR and TRANSPARENCY (TRAY 1, 2, 3 MEDIA ☞pp. 41, 42) are both selected, the engine slows the machine
throughput to one-third so that it can saturate the toner application.
- The factory default is FULL COLOR.
6. MEMORY MENU
MEMORY MENU is a group that controls the context saving (ON, OFF).
This MENU does not appear if 12 MB or more Expansion Memory and PostScript ROM SIMM
is not installed.
When the settings for MEMORY MENU are changed, the message “CONTEXT SAVE CHANGE”
appears on the display. If the message is on the display, press the Proceed key. When the message
changes to “READY” the new settings have been entered.
1. PCL CONTEXT SAVING
- This function allows saving of resources in personalities. It saves downloaded fonts and macros in the memory and then switches to
the other EMULATION.
- The factory default setting is OFF.
2. PS CONTEXT SAVING
- This function allows saving of resources in personalities. It saves downloaded fonts and macros in the memory and then switches to
the other EMULATION.
- This function does not appear if the PostScript SIMM ROM is not installed.
- The factory default setting is OFF.
Changing the Printer Settings
The IMAGE MENU determines the image printing mode.
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
7. PCL MENU
PCL MENU is a group of menu selections which is used frequently.
Changing the Printer Settings
CHAPTER 3
1. FONT SOURCE
- The font source is selected (Internal fonts, Soft fonts).
- The printer’s internal memory (INTERNAL) provides a major source for the fonts that can be selected.
- The SOFT FONT setting refers to down loaded font.
- The factory default setting is INTERNAL.
2. FONT NUMBER
- The default font number to be used is selected.
- The default font is selected by both the FONT SOURCE setting and the FONT NUMBER setting.
- The menu value goes through a loop from 0 to 52 and then back to 0 again if FONT SOURCE/ INTERNAL is selected.
- The menu value goes through a loop from 0 to max. 999 and then back to 0 again if FONT SOURCE/ SOFT FONT is selected.
- When the UP or DOWN key is pressed continuously, the value is incremented/ decremented faster.
- A FONT LIST can be printed by using PCL FONT LIST/ PS FONT LIST of the TEST PRINT MENU.
Check the number of the desired FONT with the FONT LIST.
- The factory default setting is 0.
3. FONT PITCH
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- The pitch of the default font is selected.
- This menu item does not appear when the default font is not a mono-space scalable font. For example, a mono-space scalable
typeface is COURIER for the given 45 LaserJet compatible fonts. When COURIER is selected as the default, the factory
default setting is 10.00 pitch.
- When the UP or DOWN key is pressed continuously, the value is incremented/ decremented faster.
- The settings goes through a loop from 0.44 to 99.99 and then back to 0.44 again.
4. FONT POINT SIZE
- The font point size of the default font is selected.
- This menu item does not appear when the default font is not a proportional scalable font.
- The menu value goes through a loop from 4.00 to 999.75 and then back to 4.00 again.
- When the UP or DOWN key is pressed continuously, the value is incremented/ decremented faster.
- The factory default setting is 12.00 points
5. SYMBOL SET
- The default symbol set is selected.
- The settings are ROMAN-8, ISO L1, ISO L2, ISO L5, PC-8, PC-8 D/N, PC-850, PC-852, PC8-TK, WIN L1, WIN L2,
WIN L5, DESKTOP, PS TEXT, VN INTL, VN US, MS PUBL, MATH-8, PS-MATH, VN-MATH, PI FONT, LEGAL, ISO-4,
ISO-6, ISO-11, ISO-15, ISO-17, ISO-21, ISO-60, ISO-69 and WIN 3.0.
- European models have PC-8 character set as the default whereas U.S. and other North American models have ROMAN-8 character set
as the factory default.
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
Understanding Fonts
Bitmap Fonts
A bitmap font is stored in printer memory as a set of characters and symbols with a specific size and unique design.
Each bit of the font is precisely mapped, so this type of font cannot be scaled to different sizes.
This printer maintains 10 TrueType fonts and 35 Intellifont typefaces in memory.
Soft Font
A soft font is downloaded from host computer to printer memory when it is required. The selection of both scalable
fonts and bitmap fonts available to the printer can be expanded using soft fonts.
8. PS MENU
PS MENU is a group of menu selections which is used frequently. This MENU does not appear if the
PostScript ROM SIMM is not installed.
1. PRINT PS ERROR
- This function allows the PostScript errors to be printed. It follows the standard Adobe PostScript sequence.
- The factory default is OFF.
9. MAINTENANCE MENU
MAINTENANCE MENU is a group that displays the total print count and assists toner replacement by
the user.
1. TOTAL PRINT OUTS
- The total print counter appears.
2. REPLACE TONER
- Pressing the Enter key brings the selected Toner Cartridge to the replacement position.
- See p. 58 for the replacement procedure for Toner Cartridges.
Changing the Printer Settings
Scalable Fonts
Scalable fonts (also called outline fonts) can be enlarged or reduced (scaled) to suit your printing needs. There are few
limitations on the sizes that you can specify for scalable fonts.
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Font
A font is a specific group of characters that have common style and size characteristics.
Your printer can store a variety of different fonts in its memory for printing. Since these fonts reside in printer memory,
they are called resident fonts. This printer uses two types of resident fonts: scalable fonts and bitmap fonts.
In addition to resident fonts, you can also download non-resident soft fonts for printing.
Changing the Printer Settings
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3. Outline of the MENU Utilities
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Chapter 4
Maintaining Your Printer
This chapter covers the procedures to be used for adding and
changing supplies and maintaining your printer.
2. Cleaning the Printer 70
Maintaining Your Printer
⋅ Changing the Toner Cartridge 48
Auto Mode 48
Manual Mode 52
⋅ Changing the Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle and Oiling Roller 56
⋅ Changing the Fusing Unit and Transfer Roller Unit 62
⋅ Changing the Image Transfer Belt Unit 66
CHAPTER 4
1. Changing Cartridges 48
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1. Changing Cartridges
Maintaining Your Printer
CHAPTER 4
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Changing the Toner Cartridge
⋅ There are four Color Toner Cartridges: Black, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan. When any of the Color Toner Cartridges run out of toner,
change it for a new one.
⋅ When any Color Toner Cartridge runs short of toner, “TONER LOW” is displayed to indicate that it will run out of toner soon. In this
case, remove the corresponding Cartridge, shake it several times, and reload it into the printer. (This makes the remaining toner
uniform.) Also, prepare a new Cartridge because the old one will run out of toner soon.
⋅ When any Color Toner Cartridge runs out of toner, “TONER EMPTY” is displayed to indicate that it has run out of toner, then the
printer disables printing. Each Press of the Proceed key will allow one more print. You can still make prints, but the image density will
become lighter and lighter. It is recommended therefore that you change the Toner Cartridge as soon as possible.
Even when it pressed Proceed key, when “TONER EMPTY” is not canceled. Please change the Toner Cartridge as soon as possible.
In this case, change the corresponding Cartridge by the following procedure:
⋅ The Toner Cartridges can be changed by using either the Auto mode or Manual mode of the Maintenance Menu, each having
a specific procedure. Use the correct procedure according to the mode. ☞pp. 48, 52
⋅ Put the old Cartridge in a polyethylene bag or the like and dispose of it according to your local regulations, or return it to your
sales representative.
Auto mode
1
• Make sure that “READY” is shown on the Message
Display and the On Line Indicator is lit.
2
READY
to nine times until “Maintenance Menu” appears
on the message display.
MAINTENANCE MENU
3
2
Œ- Press the Menu key on the control panel seven
- Press the On Line key on the control panel.
- Make sure that “OFF LINE” appears on the Message
Display.
- Make sure that the On Line Indicator goes out.
- Press the Item key on the control panel twice.
- Check that “REPLACE TONER, BLACK” appears
on the Message Display.
✕ Twice
REPLACE TONER
BLACK
✕ Once
OFFLINE
• Or make sure that “TONER EMPTY” is shown on
the Message Display.
Example: Color Toner Cartridge Magenta (Red)
TONER EMPTY
MAGENTA
4
- Press the Up/Down key on the control panel to select
the Cartridge to be replaced with a new one.
Down key
Up key
Color
—
4 times
BLACK
Once
3 times
YELLOW
Twice
Twice
MAGENTA (Red)
3 times
Once
CYAN (Blue)
4 times
—
BLACK
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5
Example: Color Toner Cartridge Magenta (Red)
8
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
✕ Twice
Front Cover Lock
Release Lever
- Press the Enter key on the control panel.
9
-Hold the handle of the used Toner Cartridge and pull it
toward you.
- Check that “PLEASE WAIT XXXXX”
appears on the Message Display.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
- The Message Indicator starts blinking.
Example: Color Toner Cartridge Magenta (Red)
Handle
PLEASE WAIT
MAGENTA
7
- Make sure that the sound of the printer operation has
died away, indicating that the printer is stationary.
- Check that “READY TO REPLACE XXXXX”
- The Message Indicator starts blinking.
10
-Raise the left side of the Toner Cartridge first.
-Then raise the right side of the Toner Cartridge.
11
- Remove a new Toner Cartridge from its carton and,
holding the cartridge as shown, shake it well.
Example: Color Toner Cartridge Magenta (Red)
READY TO REPLACE
MAGENTA
To Be Continued
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REPLACE TONER
MAGENTA
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1. Changing Cartridges
12
NOTE
- Never touch the roller in the Toner Cartridge. Print
quality will be reduced.
15
- Hold the new Cartridge in the position shown and
insert the green pin on the right side of the Cartridge
into the green installation guide of the Rack.
Green pin
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Roller
13
- Make sure that the toner color label of the Toner°Cartridge Rack is the same color as that of the Toner
Cartridge.
Toner color label
Œ
Green installation guide
16
- Then insert the green pin on the left side of the Cartridge into the green installation guide of the Rack.
Green pin
14
- When installing the Cartridge, hold the Rack Dial
with your left hand to prevent the Rack from
turning.
Rack Dial
Green installation guide
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1. Changing Cartridges
17
- Firmly press the Cartridge into the Rack.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
20
- Make sure that the sound of the printer operation has
died away, indicating that the printer is stationary.
- Check that “REPLACE TONER XXXXXXX.
- Make sure that the Message Indicator lights off.
Example: Color Toner Cartridge Magenta (Red)
- PUSH DOWN ONLY ON THE GREEN SQUARES
on the top face of the Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
21
- Press the On Line key on the control panel.
- Check that “READY” appears on the Message Display.
- Make sure that the On Line Indicator lights up.
✕ Once
READY
19
- Gently close the Front Cover.
Do not close it violently, because a printer breakdown
could result.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
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REPLACE TONER
MAGENTA
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1. Changing Cartridges
Changing the Toner Cartridge
Œ
Manual mode
1
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
3
- To confirm the Rack position for removing the
Cartridge, use the position confirmation window beside
the Dial. The removal position indicator appears in the
window to show that the Rack is in position for the
Cartridge.
Front Cover Lock
Release Lever
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OK
NG
Removal position
indicator: ALL GREEN
2
- By turning the Toner Cartridge Rack dial clockwise,
the Toner Cartridge Rack rotates in the same
direction. (The dial cannot be turned in the opposite
direction.)
- The Toner Cartridges are fitted to the Rack in the order
of Black, Yellow, Magenta and Cyan. Turn the Rack to
the removal position for the Cartridge to be changed.
- You will feel the Dial become heavy while turning it.
This is the position for removing the Cartridge.
Œ
Toner Cartridge rack dial
Removal/
Inserting position
4
Toner Cartridge rack
Toner Cartridge rack dial
Black
Toner
Cartridge
BLK
YEL
Yellow
Toner
Cartridge
Toner Cartridge rack
CYN
Cyan
Toner
Cartridge
MAG
Magenta
Toner
Cartridge
5
NOTE
- Before installing or removing the Toner Cartridge,
always make sure that the Rack is located in the
position for removing the Cartridge.
If the Rack is in another position, never install or
remove the Toner Cartridge.
-Hold the handle of the used Toner Cartridge and pull it
toward you.
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7
- Remove a new Toner Cartridge from its carton and,
holding the cartridge as shown, shake it well.
10
- When installing the Cartridge, hold the Rack Dial with
your left hand to prevent the Rack from turning.
11
- Hold the new Cartridge in the position as shown and
insert the green pin on the right-hand side of the
Cartridge into the green installation guide of the
Rack.
Green pin
2
8
NOTE
- Never touch the roller in the Toner Cartridge. Print
quality will be reduced.
Green installation
guide
12
Roller
9
- Then insert the green pin on the left side of the
Cartridge into the green installation guide of the
Rack.
Green pin
- Make sure that the toner color label of the Toner
Cartridge Rack is the same color as that of the Toner
Cartridge.
Toner color label
Green installation
guide
To Be Continued
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6
-Raise the left side of the Toner Cartridge first.
-Then raise the right side of the Toner Cartridge.
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1. Changing Cartridges
13
- Firmly press the Cartridge into the Rack.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
16
- Make sure that the sound of the printer operation has
died away, indicating that the printer is stationary.
- Check that “READY” appears on the Message Display.
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READY
14
- PUSH DOWN ONLY ON THE GREEN SQUARES
on the top face of the Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
Œ
15
- Gently close the Front Cover.
Do not close it violently, because a printer breakdown
could result.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
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1. Changing Cartridges
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1. Changing Cartridges
Changing the Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle and
Oiling Roller
⋅ The Drum Cartridge provides A4/letter-size prints of up to about 20,000 images. One image is equal to one cycle of Drum Cartridge
operation. The Drum Cartridge operates once (one image) to provide one monochrome print. In comparison, the Drum Cartridge
operates four times (four images) to provide one color print.
⋅ When 20,000 images are calculated in terms of color prints, about 5,000 sheets can be printed. (This value will vary according to the
color-to-monochrome print ratio, image conditions, etc.)
⋅ Change the Drum Cartridge together with the Waste Bottle and Oiling Roller. (These parts are preset to reach the time to change
simultaneously.)
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⋅ When the Drum Cartridge is nearing the end of its reliable life, “DRUM ALMOST USED” is displayed to indicate that the Drum
Cartridge will soon reach the end of its life soon. Prepare a new Drum Cartridge.
⋅ When the Drum Cartridge reaches the end of its life, “REPLACE DRUM UNIT” is displayed to indicate that Drum Cartridge is end
worn out.
In this case, change the Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle and Oiling Roller by the following procedure.
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⋅ When the Waste Bottle is filled with waste toner, “REPLACE WASTE BOTTLE” is displayed to indicate that the Bottle is full of
waste toner. In this case, change the Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle and Oiling Roller by the following procedure.
⋅ Put the old Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle and Oiling Roller in polyethylene bags or the like and dispose of them according to your
local regulations, or return them to your sales representative.
1
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
4
Front Cover
LockRelease
Lever
Œ
NOTE
- Do not touch the PC Drum Protection Shutter of the
Drum Cartridge. Also, never touch the internal PC
Drum. To do so will reduce print quality.
- If the Drum Cartridge is not to be immediately
installed in the printer, be sure to cover it with a cloth
to prevent light from striking it.
PC Drum
Protection
Shutter
PC Drum
2
- Hold the grip and pull out the Drum Cartridge.
2
5
3
- Take the new Drum Cartridge out of its carton.
NOTE
- DO NOT GRASP the Drum Cartridge Shutter when
installing the Drum Cartridte.
Doing so may damage the Transfer Belt Unit.
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8
9
10
14
7
- PUSH DOWN ONLY ON THE GREEN SQUARES on
the top face of the Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
11
NOTE
- DO NOT PUSH ON the Drum Cartridge Shutter
when installing the Drum Cartridge.
Doing so may damage the Drum Cartidge.
- Remove the old Waste Bottle from the printer.
- Remove the Bottle Cap on the old Toner Collecting
Bottle and fit it to the mouth of that Bottle to prevent
waste toner from falling out.
NOTE
- Make sure that the Shutter at the toner exit of the
Image Transfer Belt Unit is closed securely. Loading
a new Waste Bottle with the Shutter open will lead to
internal contamination, reduced print quality and/or a
failure.
OK
NG
To Be Continued
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6
- HOLD THE GREEN HANDLE of the Drum
Cartridge when installing it into the printer.
- Install the Drum Cartridge in the printer, aligning its
protrusions with the slots inside the printer frame.
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1. Changing Cartridges
12
- Install the Waste Bottle by inserting its
guide into the printer's rail.
15
NOTE
- Make sure that the Shutter at the toner exit of the
Image Transfer Belt Unit is open securely.
To start printing with the Shutter closed will lead to
internal contamination, a decline in print quality
and/ or a failure.
OK (open)
NG (closed)
Waste Bottle
guide
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Toner Collecting
Bottle
13
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Shutter
Image Transfer
Belt Unit
Green Label
16
- Gently close the Front Cover.
Do not close it violently, because a printer breakdown
could result.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
17
- Open the Rear Cover.
Œ
Printer’s rail
14
- Press down on the top face of the Waste Bottle.
- The Bottle clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
- Make sure that the Hook of the Waste Bottle is engaged
securely with the pins of the Image Transfer Belt Unit.
18
- Push and hold the button of the Fusing Unit Lock
Release Lever, and pull out the Fusing Unit.
Button of the Fusing Unit
Lock Release Lever
Hook
Pins
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1. Changing Cartridges
19
NOTE
- The Fusing Unit is hot. Be careful not to touch the
area carrying the WARNING! HIGH
TEMPERATURE label.
- Before changing the Oiling Roller, wait until the
surface temperature of the Fusing Unit falls and
make sure that the temperature is safe for
replacement.
22
- Remove a new Oiling Roller from its carton.
- Insert the front end of the guide on the new Oiling
Roller into the installation hole of the Fusing Unit to
install the Oiling Roller.
Guides
20
- Loosen the installation screws (2 places) in the Oiling
Roller.
2
21
- Hold the grip and take out the Oiling Roller.
NOTE
- Do not touch the Oiling Roller as its surface is
impregnated with silicone oil.
24
- Tighten the installation screws (2 places) in the Oiling
Roller.
25
- Hold the Lock Release Lever and push the Fusing
Unit in.
- The Fusing Unit will click into place when it is
installed correctly.
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WARNING! HIGH TEMPERATURE label
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1. Changing Cartridges
2
26
- Make sure that the button of the Fusing Unit Lock
Release Lever is pushed up as shown.
OK (LOCKED)
27
- Close the Rear Cover.
- The Rear Cover will click when it is closed correctly.
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NG (UNLOCKED)
Œ
2
28
- Make sure that the Rear Cover Lock Release Lever is
pushed up as shown.
OK
(LOCKED)
NG
(UNLOCKED)
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1. Changing Cartridges
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1. Changing Cartridges
Changing the Fusing Unit and Image Transfer Roller Unit
⋅ The Image Transfer Roller Unit and Fusing Unit can provide up to about 100,000 A4/ letter-size prints. (This value will vary with the
color-to-monochrome print ratio, image conditions, etc.)
⋅ Change the Fusing Unit and Image Transfer Roller Unit at the same time.
⋅ Put the old Fusing Unit and Image Transfer Roller Unit in polyethylene bags or the like and dispose of them according to your local
regulations, or return them to your sales representative.
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
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1
4
- Take the new Image Transfer Roller Unit out of its
carton.
Front Cover
Lock Release
Lever
Œ
NOTE
2
- Lift the Image Transfer Roller Unit to the position
shown.
5
Transfer
Roller Unit
- Do not touch the surface of the Image Transfer
Roller.
It may lead to reduced print quality.
Image Transfer Roller
3
- Pull out the Image Transfer Roller Unit.
6
2
- Insert both shafts of the Image Transfer Roller Unit
into the bearings as shown.
Bearings
63
8
- PUSH DOWN ONLY ON THE GREEN SQUARES on
the top face of the Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
11
12
- Push and hold the button of the Fusing Unit Lock
Release Lever and slide out the Fusing Unit.
NOTE
- The Fusing Unit is hot. Be careful not to touch the
area carrying the WARNING! HIGH
TEMPERATURE label.
- Before changing the Fusing Unit, wait until its surface
temperature falls and make sure that the temperature
is safe for replacement.
WARNING!
HIGH TEMPERATURE label
9
- Gently close the Front Cover.
Do not close it violently, because a printer breakdown
could result.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
13
14
10
- Remove the installation screws (2 places) in the
Fusing Unit.
- Slide the Fusing Unit in the direction shown.
- Remove the Fusing Unit from its mount.
- Open the Rear Cover.
To Be Continued
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7
- Install the Image Transfer Roller Unit.
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1. Changing Cartridges
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15
- Remove a new Fusing Unit from its carton.
16
- Insert the guide of the Fusing Unit mount into the
installation hole of the new Fusing Unit as shown.
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1. Changing Cartridges
19
- Turn the Misfeed Clearing Dial of the Fusing Unit
counterclockwise and make sure that the white gear
shown rotates smoothly.
20
- Hold the Lock Release Lever and push the Fusing
Unit in.
- The Fusing Unit will click into place when it is
installed correctly.
Guide
Œ
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Hole
17
- Install the Fusing Unit by inserting the dowel of the
mount into the Fusing Unit installation hole.
21
- Make sure that the button of the Fusing Unit Lock
Release Lever is pushed up as shown.
Fusing Unit
installation
hole
OK (LOCKED)
NG (UNLOCKED)
Dowel
2
18
- Secure the installation screws (2 places) in the
Fusing Unit.
2
22
- Close the Rear Cover.
- The Rear Cover will click when it is closed correctly.
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1. Changing Cartridges
NG
(UNLOCKED)
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OK
(LOCKED)
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23
- Make sure that the button of the Rear Cover Lock
Release Lever is pushed up as shown.
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1. Changing Cartridges
Changing the Image Transfer Belt Unit.
⋅ The Image Transfer Belt Unit provides A4/letter-size prints of up to about 150,000 images. One image is equal to one cycle of Image
Transfer Belt Unit operation. The Image Transfer Belt Unit operates once (one image) to provide one monochrome print.
In comparison, the Image Transfer Belt Unit operates four times (four images) to provide one color print.
⋅ When 150,000 images are calculated in terms of color prints, about 37,500 sheets can be printed. (This value will vary according to
the color-to-monochrome print ratio, image conditions, etc.)
⋅ Put the old Image Transfer Belt Unit in a polyethylene bag or the like and dispose of it according to your local requirements or return
it to your sales representative.
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
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2
1
4
- Remove the Waste Bottle from the printer.
Front Cover
Lock
Release
Lever
Œ
2
- Hold the grip and pull out the Drum Cartridge.
5
NOTE
- Make sure that the Shutter at the toner exit of the
Image Transfer Belt Unit is closed securely. Leaving
the Shutter open will lead to internal contamination,
reduced print quality and/or a failure.
OK
3
NOTE
- Do not touch the PC Drum Protection Shutter of the
Drum Cartridge. Also, never touch the internal PC
Drum. To do so will reduce print quality.
- If the Drum Cartridge is not to be immediately
installed in the printer, be sure to cover it with a cloth
to prevent light from striking it.
PC Drum
Protection
Shutter
2
PC Drum
6
NG
- Hold the grips and pull out the Image Transfer Belt
Unit.
Left side grip
Right side grip
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1. Changing Cartridges
8
-Turn the belt fixing bracket on the left side of the Image
Transfer Belt Unit to the position shown to unlock the
bracket.
11
12
-Pull out the belt fixing bracket.
- Install the Image Transfer Belt Unit in the printer,
aligning its protrusions with the slots inside the printer
frame.
Left side grip
LOCK
Right side grip
OPEN
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9
-Pull out the belt fixing bracket.
13
10
NOTE
- When installing the Image Transfer Belt Unit, be sure
to hold onto the grips. NEVER hold the shutter,
because it could damage the Image Transfer Belt.
-Turn the belt fixing bracket on the right side of the
Image
Transfer Belt Unit to the position shown to unlock the
bracket.
LOCK
0990U261
OPEN
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- Take the new Image Transfer Belt Unit out of its carton.
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2
68
1. Changing Cartridges
17
14
Green Label
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Printer’s rail
Œ
15
- Check that the connector from the Image Transfer Belt
Unit is positively connected to the connector on the
printer end.
18
- Press down on the top face of the Waste Bottle.
- The Bottle clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
- Make sure that the Hook of the Waste Bottle is engaged
securely with the pins of the Image Transfer Belt Unit.
Hook
Pins
19
16
- Install the Waste Bottle by inserting its guide into the
printer's rail.
NOTE
- Make sure that the Shutter at the toner exit of the
Image Transfer Belt Unit is open securely.
To start printing with the Shutter closed will lead to
internal contamination, a decline in print quality
and/or a failure.
OK(open)
NG(closed)
Shutter
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Waste Bottle
guide
Toner Collecting Image Transfer
Belt Unit
Bottle
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1. Changing Cartridges
22
- PUSH DOWN ONLY ON THE GREEN SQUARES on
the top face of the Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks when it is installed correctly.
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20
NOTE
- DO NOT GRASP the Drum Cartridge Shutter when
installing the Drum Cartridge.
Doing so may damage the Transfer Belt Unit.
23
24
NOTE
- DO NOT PUSH ON the Drum Cartridge Shutter
when installing the Drum Cartridge.
Doing so may damage the Drum Cartridge.
- Gently close the Front Cover.
Do not close it violently, because a printer breakdown
could result.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
Maintaining Your Printer
21
- HOLD THE GREEN HANDLE of the Drum Cartridge
when installing it into the printer.
- Install the Drum Cartridge in the printer, aligning its
protrusions with the slots inside the printer frame.
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2. Cleaning the Printer
Dust, dirt, and paper dust on the surfaces and inside the printer can interfere with proper printer perŒformance and quality. Clean the printer at regular intervals.
NOTE
- Before starting the cleaning procedure, be sure to turn OFF the Power Switch and unplug the
power cord from the outlet.
- Use a soft cloth for cleaning. Do not use abrasives or corrosive detergent.
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ATTENTION
The Fusing Unit inside the Rear Cover can become very hot during operation. Do not touch the area
as it may cause a burn.
1
Cleaning the Outside
2
- Using a soft cloth dampened with mild dishwashing
detergent, wipe the outside of the printer clean of dirt.
1
NOTE
- Whenever the printer is opened, wrap the Front
Cover with a cloth or the like so that the Drum
Cartridge is not exposed to light.
Œ
3
- Lift the Misfeed Clearing Lever.
4
- Using a soft cloth, wipe dirt and paper dust off the
roller shown.
Cleaning the Inside
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
Front Cover Lock
Release Lever
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2. Cleaning the Printer
5
NOTE
- Do not touch the surface of the Image Transfer Roller.
It may lead to reduced print quality.
2
8
- Gently close the Front Cover.
Do not close it violently, because a printer breakdown
could result.
- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
6
- Push down the Misfeed Clearing Lever.
7
- Press down on the green labels on the top face of the
Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
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Image
Transfer
Roller
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72
2. Cleaning the Printer
Œ
73
Chapter 5
Troubleshooting
This chapter gives you some troubleshooting tips together with
the recommended corrective procedures to follow.
1. How to Troubleshoot 74
2. A Problem Exists in the preparation stage
and during a Print Cycle 75
− A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage 75
− A Problem Occurs When You Attempt to Start a Print Cycle 75
− When a Message Appears 76
− When a Paper Misfeed has Occurred 80
Troubleshooting
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3. Print Results are Faulty 84
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1. How to Troubleshoot
When your printer does not operate as you expect it to or when you are not sure about what you should do in mid-operation, make the
following checks before calling your Technical Representative. A simple troubleshooting procedure may solve the problem.
If the problem persists even after these procedures, then contact your Technical Representative.
Diagnosing Your Printer
Different steps of action should be taken for different trouble symptoms. First, find out which one of the following categories your
symptom fits into, then go to the corresponding action pages.
A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage.
This refers to a situation in which a problem occurs before the printout data is sent from the computer.
Typical symptoms include:
- The printer is not turned ON.
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See p. 75 for such problems.
A Problem Occurs When You Attempt to Start a Print Cycle.
This refers to a situation in which the printer fails to print data even though data has been sent to it.
Typical symptoms include:
- The printer does not accept the data.
- An error occurs, disabling the printer from printing.
- A paper problem such as a misfeed occurs, disabling the printer from printing.
See p. 75 for such problems.
Œ
Print Results are Faulty.
This refers to a situation in which you have unexpected print results even though the printer did print the data.
Typical symptoms include:
- The print quality is poor.
- You have print results that do not represent the settings.
- It takes the printer too long to complete the print cycle.
See p. 84 for such problems.
2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage
75
and During a Print Cycle
A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage.
Symptom
The printer power is not turned
ON.
Cause
Action
The power cord is unplugged or loose.
Plug the power cord into the printer and outlet.
The power outlet may be faulty.
Plug another electrical appliance into the outlet to see if
it works properly.
The LCD shows nothing and
The rated voltage of the printer does not
the printer makes no sound
match the power outlet voltage.
Check the power outlet for correct voltage.
though the printer can be turned
ON.
Neither the Data Indicator lights
up nor the printer starts a print
cycle.
Cause
Action
The interface cable is unplugged.
Connect it properly.☞p. 8
The interface cable may not be compatible
Check the model code and specifications of the interface
with the computer or printer specifications.
cable and make sure that they are compatible with the
computer and printer specifications.☞p. 8
The Message Indicator lights up
and the print cycle is not initiated.
The printer has detected an error. The details
of the error is shown on the Message
Display.
See the “When a Message Appears” section and take the
necessary action. ☞p. 76
The print cycle cannot be interrupted. (The Data Indicator
remains on.)
Print data is in memory.
Press the On Line key to set the printer into the Off Line
state. Run “Job & Memory” available from the Reset
menu to reset the data stored in memory. For details, see
“Changing the Printer Settings.” ☞p.35
Personality is not changed.
“Personality” of “Config Menu” is not set
to “Automatic.”
Press the On Line key to set the printer into the Off Line
state. Change the setting for “Personality” available from
the Config menu to “Automatic.”
For details, see “Config Menu.” ☞p. 42
A paper misfeed occurs.
Possible causes include:
- Paper not meeting specifications is being
used.
- OHP transparencies have not been fanned
thoroughly before loading.
- Paper is not loaded properly in the Tray.
- The optional Third Cassette Unit is not
installed properly.
- The Fusing Unit has reached its
replacement time.
Check the condition closely and take necessary action.
Double feed occurs.
Sheets of paper stick to each other.
- For the types of paper that can be used, see
“Printing Paper.” ☞p. 24
- Reload the Printing Paper. ☞p. 26
- For the procedure to clear a paper misfeed, see
“When a Paper Misfeed has Occurred.”☞p. 80
- Reinstall the Third Cassette Unit. ☞“Unpacking/
Setting-Up instructions”
- Change the Fusing Unit. ☞p. 62
Fan the paper stack thoroughly and reload it.
☞p. 26
Troubleshooting
Symptom
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A Problem Occurs When You Attempt to Start a Print Cycle.
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
When a Message Appears
Troubleshooting
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LCD Message
Description
Action
WARMING UP
The Printer is warming up.
Wait for a short while.
OFF LINE
Printer cannot receive data from
Host computer.
Press the On Line key to set the printer into the
On Line state.
PROCESSING
- Receiving data from the host
computer.
- The printer is making a print
image.
Wait for a while.
DATA COMPRESSION
Compressing data from the host
computer
Wait for a while.
TRAY X PAPER LOW
Tray2 or Tray3 is almost out of
paper.
Ready paper for addition.
LOAD XXX
TRAY X
The specified paper doesn’t exist in
the specified cassette.
Change the paper in the cassette for paper of the
specified size. ☞p.24
Printing will continue with the currently available
paper if the Proceed key is pressed or an Autocontinue Time-out occurs.
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LOAD XXX
IN MANUAL
Print Menu is set to Manual Feed.
TRAY X EMPTY
Tray1, Tray2 or Tray3 is paper
empty.
Add paper.☞p. 26
TONER LOW XXXXX
The toner is low but still can print.
Ready a new Toner Cartridge for replacement.
TONER EMPTY
XXXXX
The toner is empty.
Each Press of the Proceed key will allow one
print.
☞p. 41
Load the paper of the specified size in the Tray 1
(multipurpose tray). Then, press the Proceed key.
This prints one page.
You can still make print, but the image density will
become lighter and lighter. It is recommended therefore
that you change the Toner Cartridge as soon as possible.
☞p. 48
Change the Toner Cartridge. ☞p. 48
PLEASE WAIT
XXXXX
The Toner Cartridge is being
moved into the replacement position.
Wait for a moment.
DRUM ALMOST USED
The drum cartridge is nearing the
end of its reliable life.
The Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle, and Oiling
Roller have the same replacement frequency.
Ready a new Cartridge for replacement.
REPLACE
DRUM UNIT
The life-time of the drum cartridge
has expired.
The Drum Cartridge, Waste Bottle, and Oiling
Roller have the same replacement frequency.
Change all three of these units for new ones.
REPLACE
WASTE BOTTLE
The Waste Bottle is full.
☞p. 56
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
Action
REMOVED
XXXXX TONER
The toner cartridge isn’t present.
Mount the Toner Cartridge. ☞p. 48
REMOVED
DRUM UNIT
The drum cartridge is missing.
Mount the Drum Cartridge. ☞p. 56
REMOVED
WASTE BOTTLE
The waste toner bottle is missing.
Mount the Waste Bottle. ☞p. 56
REMOVED
OILING ROLLER
The Oiling Roller or fusing unit is
missing.
Mount the Oiling Roller. ☞p. 56
WARNING
COVER OPEN
The front cover or the rear cover of
the printer were not closed correctly.
Close the Front Cover.☞p. 18
WARNING
PAPER JAM 1
A paper jam occurred near the
paper take-up section.
Remove the sheet of paper misfed.
For details, see “When a Paper Misfeed has
Occurred.” ☞p. 80
WARNING
PAPER JAM2
A paper jam occurred between the
paper take-up section and the fusing section.
WARNING
PAPER JAM3
A paper jam occurred between the
fusing section and the paper exit
section.
RESET TO SAVE
During the printing cycle, one or
more printer settings were changed.
Mount the Fusing Unit.☞p. 62
Close the Rear Cover. ☞p. 18
If you want the current printing cycle to use the
new setting, stop the printing cycle using the JOB
& MEMORY function.
When printing has stopped, initiate a new printing
cycle. ☞pp. 36, 38, 40
If you do not want the current printing cycle to
use the new setting, press the Proceed key to
resume the current printing cycle.
The new setting will be used in the next printing
cycle.
CONTEXT SAVE
CHANGE
The setting for PCL CONTEXT
SAVING or PS CONTEXT SAVING has been changed.
Press the Proceed key. When “READY” appears
on the display, the new setting for CONTEXT
SAVING has been entered. Please refer to MEMORY MENU in Chapter 3 for details.
☞ p. 45.
MEMORY OVERFLOW
The printer has received more data
than can be fit into its internal
memory.
Press the Proceed key.
The printer returns to the On-line state.
Run the print cycle again.
BUFFER FULL
A buffer full error occurred .
DATA TOO COMPLEX
The data sent can’t be processed
because it is too complex.
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Description
Troubleshooting
LCD Message
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
Troubleshooting
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LCD Message
Description
Action
INTERFACE ERROR
PARALLEL PORT
An error occurred at the parallel
port.
INTERFACE ERROR
LOCALTALK PORT
An error occurred at the localTalk
port.
INTERFACE ERROR
NETWORK
An error occurred at the network
interface.
INSUFFICIENT RAM
NEED MORE RAM
The RAM size is insufficient.
Install an optional Expansion Memory.
FATAL ERROR #XX
Printer trouble has occurred and the
printer is unable to run a print
cycle.
Turn OFF the Power Switch. Then, turn it ON.
Turn OFF the Power Switch.
Then, turn it ON again.
The printer returns to the On Line state.
Run the print cycle again.
Call your Technical Representative, giving him/
her the malfunction code (#XX) shown on the
screen.
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
CHAPTER 2
When a Paper Misfeed has Occurred
When a paper misfeed occurs in the printer, remove the paper according to the following procedure.
ATTENTION
The Fusing Unit inside the Rear Cover can become very hot during operation. Do not touch the area as it
may cause a burn.
1
- Pull out the paper misfed in the Paper Exit Port
toward you.
4
Button of the Fusing Unit
Lock Release Lever
CHAPTER 5
Troubleshooting
- Push and hold the Fusing Unit Lock Release Lever
Button and slide out the Fusing Unit.
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2
- Open the Rear Cover.
5
NOTE
- The Fusing Unit is hot. Be careful not to touch the
area carrying the WARNING! HIGH
TEMPERATURE label.
WARNING! HIGH
TEMPERATURE
label
3
- Pull down the paper misfed in the Paper Exit Port
6
- While turning the Misfeed Clearing Dial of the Fusing
Unit counterclockwise, pull out the paper misfed in
the Fusing Unit.
Misfeed
Clearing Dial
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
12
8
- Make sure that the button of the Rear Cover Lock
Release Lever is pushed up as shown.
- Lift the Misfeed Clearing Guide of the Fusing
Unit and pull out the paper misfed in the Fusing Unit.
OK
(LOCKED)
NG
(UNLOCKED)
Misfeed
Clearing
Guide
13
9
- Hold the Lock Release Lever Button and push the
Fusing Unit in.
- The Fusing Unit will click into place when it is
installed correctly.
Front Cover Lock
Release Lever
14
10
- Grasp and pull down the Front Cover Lock Release
Lever to swing open the Front Cover
- Make sure that the button of the Fusing Unit Lock
Release Lever is pushed up as shown.
NOTE
- Whenever the printer is opened, wrap the Front
Cover with a cloth or the like so that the Drum
Cartridge is not exposed to light.
OK (LOCKED)
NG (UNLOCKED)
To Be Continued
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11
- Close the Rear Cover.
- The Rear Cover will click when it is closed correctly.
Troubleshooting
7
- Pull out the paper misfed in the Fusing Unit.
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2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation Stage and During a Print Cycle
15
- Pull out the paper misfed in the rollers toward the back
side.
Troubleshooting
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16
- Lift the Misfeed Clearing Lever.
19
- Lift the Misfeed Clearing Guide.
20
- Pull out the paper misfed in the rollers toward the top.
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17
NOTE
21
- Close the Misfeed Clearing Guide.
22
- PUSH DOWN ONLY ON THE GREEN SQUARES on
the top face of the Drum Cartridge.
- The Cartridge clicks into place when it is installed
correctly.
- Do not touch the surface of the Image Transfer
Roller. It may lead to reduced print quality.
Image
Transfer
Roller
18
- Push down the Misfeed Clearing Lever.
83
2. A Problem Exists in the Preparation
Stage
and During
Print
Cycle
1. When
a Paper
Misfeedahas
Occurred
- Gently close the Front Cover.
27
2
- Slide out the Third Cassette (option).
24
- Slide out the Second Cassette.
28
- Pull out the paper misfed in the Paper Path toward
the front.
2
29
- Slide in the Third Cassette.
25
- Pull out the paper misfed in the paper path toward the
front.
23
Do not close it violently, because a printer
breakdown could result.
26
- Slide in the Second Cassette.
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- You will hear the sound of the printer operating.
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3. Print Results are Faulty
Symptom
Light image
Cause
The print density setting on the host
computer is not proper.
The paper loaded in the tray is damp.
Action
Change the print density setting on the host computer to the print density required.
Replace the old paper with fresh dry paper.
☞p. 26
The Toner Cartridge is running out of
toner.
Remove the Toner Cartridge and shake it several
times.☞p. 48
Replace the Toner Cartridge with a new one.
Troubleshooting
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☞p. 48
Dark image
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if need.☞p. 48
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit.☞p. 62
The print density setting on the host
computer is not proper.
Change the print density setting on the host computer to the print density required.
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image Transfer Belt Unit may be
defective.
Toner smudges
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
- The Image Transfer Belt Unit ☞p. 66
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit. ☞p.62
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge or Unit if need.
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
- The Image Transfer Belt Unit ☞p. 66
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image Transfer Belt Unit may be
defective.
Partial void image
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
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Install a new Cartridge or Unit if needed.
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit. ☞p.62
The Oiling Roller has reached its
replacement time.
Change the Oiling Roller. ☞p.56
The paper being used is not up to specifications.
See “Printing Paper” and find out the correct type
of paper.☞p. 24
The paper loaded in the tray is damp.
Replace the old paper with fresh dry paper.
☞p. 26
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image Transfer Belt Unit may be
defective.
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed.
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
- The Image Transfer Belt Unit ☞p. 66
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit. ☞p. 62
85
3. Print Results are Faulty
White lines
Toner in the cartridge is not even.
Remove the Toner Cartridge and shake it several
times. ☞p. 48
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed ☞p. 56
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit. ☞p. 62
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed.
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
- The Image Transfer Belt Unit ☞p. 66
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image Transfer Belt Unit may be
defective.
Black (or color) stripes
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit.☞p. 62
The paper path inside the printer is
dirty.
Make several prints.
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed.
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
- The Image Transfer Belt Unit ☞p. 66
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image Transfer Belt Unit may be
defective.
Soiled back side
Blurred background
Action
The Image Transfer Roller Unit has
reached its replacement time.
Change the Image Transfer Roller Unit.☞p. 62
The Oiling Roller has reached its
replacement time.
Change the Oiling Roller.☞p. 56
The paper path inside the printer is
dirty.
Make several prints.
The Oiling Roller has reached its
replacement time.
Change the Oiling Roller.☞p. 56
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed.
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image is coarse.
This is too much large data. The image
cannot be fully processed with the
present memory capacity.
Install an optional Expansion Memory.☞p. 10
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Uneven image
Cause
Troubleshooting
Symptom
86
3. Print Results are Faulty
Symptom
Black pages
Cause
The Toner Cartridge may be defective.
Action
Remove and check the Cartridge for damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed.
- The Toner Cartridge ☞p. 48
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
Blank pages
The Drum Cartridge may be defective.
The Image Transfer Roller Unit may be
defective.
Troubleshooting
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The Image Transfer Roller Unit may be
defective.
A paper wrinkle occurs.
The print image is blurred
when rubbed with fingers.
Possible causes include:
- Paper not meeting specifications is being
used.
- Paper is not loaded properly in the Tray.
- The Fusing Unit has reached its
replacement time.
The paper loaded in the tray is damp.
Remove and check the Cartridge or Unit for
damage.
Install a new Cartridge if needed.
- The Drum Cartridge ☞p. 56
- The Image Transfer Roller Unit ☞p. 62
- The Image Transfer Belt Unit ☞p. 66
Check the condition closely and take necessary action.
- For the types of paper that can be used, see
“Printing Paper.” ☞p. 24
- Reload the Printing Paper. ☞p. 26
- Change the Fusing Unit. ☞p. 62
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Replace the old paper with fresh dry paper.
☞p. 26
The paper being used is not good.
See “Printing Paper” and find out the correct type
of paper.☞p. 24
The Fusing Unit has reached its
replacement time.
Change the Fusing Unit.☞p. 62
Incorrect image registration.
(Lines are broken or characters are out of correct position.)
The print parameters and paper settings
of the application software are different
from the settings on the control panel.
Make the same settings for the application
software and control panel.
The print results do not represent the control panel settings.
The printer driver settings are different
from the control panel settings.
The control panel settings take precedence over the printer driver settings.
Make the printing settings through the printer
driver.
The printer takes too long in
printing.
The printer was in a Power save state
when a print command was issued.
Change the Power save setting if it is inconvenient.
Press the On Line key to set the printer into the
Off Line state. Using the Config menu, change the
Power Save setting to “OFF”. For details, see
“Config menu.”☞pp. 36, 38, 42
The Printer setting was for color transparency (OHP sheet) or thick paper
printing.
Wait for a while.
The printer memory is not enough to
accommodate the print data.
Install an optional Expansion Memory, which will
make the print cycle run faster. ☞p. 10
Make the same settings for the printer driver and
control panel.☞p. 35
Change the TRAY X MEDIA setting or PRINT
MODE setting if they do not match.
For details, see “Print menu.”☞pp. 36, 38, 41
For details, see “Image menu.”☞pp. 37, 38, 43
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Chapter 6
Appendices
Appendices
CHAPTER 6
1. Quick Reference Guide of MENU 88
2. List of MENU Utilities 90
3. Specifications of Printer 92
4. Specifications of 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit 95
5. Index 96
88
1. Quick Reference Guide of MENU
➜
Appendices
CHAPTER 6
➜
➜
➜
CONFIG
MENU
IMAGE
MENU
COPIES
PERSONALITY
PRINT
MODE
PCL FONT
LIST
TRAY1
PAPER
AUTO
CONTINUE
PS FONT
LIST *1
MANUAL
FEED
I/ O TIMEOUT
PCL DEMO
PAGE
TRAY
SWITCHING
POWER
SAVE
PS DEMO
PAGE *1
PAPER
SOURCE
DISPLAY
LANGUAGE
RESET
MENU
TEST
PRINT
MENU
PRINT
MENU
JOB &
MEMORY
PRINT CONFIG
MENU
RESET
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PAPER SIZE
TRAY1
MEDIA
TRAY2
MEDIA
TRAY3
MEDIA*2
ORIENTATION
FORM
LENGTH
89
1. Quick Reference Guide of MENU
PS MENU *1
MAINTENANCE
MENU
PCL CONTEXT SAVE
FONT
SOURCE
PRINT PS
ERROR
TOTAL
PRINT OUTS
PS CONTEXT SAVE
FONT
NUMBER
REPLACE
TONER
➜
FONT
PITCH
CHAPTER 6
PCL MENU
FONT
POINT SIZE
SYMBOL
SET
NOTES
*1: The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with an Adobe Postscript
ROM SIMM.
*2: The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with a 250-sheet Third
Cassette Unit.
*3: The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with 12MB or more
Expansion Memory and a PostScript ROM SIMM.
Appendices
➜
MEMORY
MENU *3
➜
➜
90
2. List of MENU Utilities
MENU
1. RESET MENU
2. TEST PRINT
MENU
Appendices
CHAPTER 6
3. PRINT MENU
4. CONFIG MENU
ITEM
SETTING
1. JOB & MEMORY
ENTER to reset.
2. MENU RESET
ENTER to reset.
1. PRINT CONFIG
ENTER to print.
2. PCL FONT LIST
ENTER to print.
3. PS FONT LIST *1
ENTER to print.
4. PCL DEMO PAGE
ENTER to print.
5. PS DEMO PAGE *1
ENTER to print.
1. COPIES
1 to 999
2. TRAY 1 PAPER
*2
3. MANUAL FEED
OFF / ON
4. TRAY
SWITCHING
ON / OFF
5. PAPER SOURCE
TRAY1 / TRAY2 / *4 TRAY3
6. PAPER SIZE
*2
7. TRAY1 MEDIA
PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCY/ THICK PAPER/ ENVELOPE
8. TRAY2 MEDIA
PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCY
9. TRAY3 MEDIA*4
PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCY
10. ORIENTATION
PORTRAIT / LANDSCAPE
11. FORM LENGTH
5 to 128 LINE (*2 64 LINES or *3 60 LINES)
1. PERSONALITY
*1 AUTOMATIC
2. AUTO CONTINUE
ON / OFF
3. I/ O TIMEOUT
OFF / 5 SECONDS/ 15 SECONDS/ 30 SECONDS/ 1 MINUTE/
3 MINUTES
4. POWER SAVE
15 MINUTES / 30 MINUTES/ 60 MINUTES / OFF
5. DISPLAY
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH / DEUTSCH/ FRANCAIS/ ITALIANO/ NEDERLANDS
A4 / A5/ *3 LETTER / INVOICE/ JIS B5/ LEGAL/ EXECUTIVE/
COM10/ C5/ DL/ MONARCH/ J-POST
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A4 / A5/ *3 LETTER / INVOICE/ JIS B5/ LEGAL/ EXECUTIVE/
COM10/ C5/ DL/ MONARCH/ J-POST
/ PCL/ *1 POSTSCRIPT
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2. List of MENU Utilities
SETTING
5. IMAGE MENU
1. PRINT MODE
FULL COLOR/ MONOCHROME
6. MEMORY
MENU *5
1. PCL CONTEXT
SAVE
OFF/ ON
2. PS CONTEXT
SAVE
OFF/ ON
1. FONT SOURCE
INTERNAL / SOFT FONT
2. FONT NUMBER
INTERNAL: 0 to 52 (SOFT FONT: 0 to MAX. 999)
3. FONT PITCH
0.44 to 99.99 (10.00)
4. FONTPOINT SIZE
4.00 to 999.75 (12.00)
5. SYMBOL SET
ROMAN-8/ ISO L1, ISO L2, ISO L5, PC-8, PC-8 D/N, PC-850,
PC-852, PC8-TK, WIN L1, WIN L2, WIN L5, DESKTOP, PS TEXT,
VN INTL, VN US, MS PUBL, MATH-8, PS-MATH, VN-MATH, PI
FONT, LEGAL, ISO-4, ISO-6, ISO-11, ISO-15, ISO-17, ISO-21,
ISO-60, ISO-69, and WIN 3.0
8. PS MENU *1
1. PRINT PS ERROR
OFF/ ON
9. MAINTENANCE
MENU
1. TOTAL
PRINT OUTS
7. PCL MENU
2. REPLACE TONER
BLACK / YELLOW/ MAGENTA/ CYAN
*1: The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with an Adobe Postscript ROM SIMM.
*2: Default for European models.
*3: Default for North American models.
*4: The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with a 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit.
*5: The range of items to choose from when the printer is equipped with 12MB or more Expansion Memory and Adobe
Postscript ROM SIMM.
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ITEM
Appendices
MENU
92
3. Specifications of Printer
Type
Printing system
Exposure system
Print density
Paper Feeding system
Paper size
: Desktop Full Color Laser Beam Printer
: Electrostatic dry powdered imaging system
: Laser Diode and Polygon Mirror scanning
: 600 dpi (dot/ inch)
: 2-way system (TRAY 1: Multi Purpose Tray, TRAY 2: 250-sheet Second Cassette)
: Standard size
A4, A5, JIS B5, Letter 8-1/2” × 11”, Legal 8-1/2” × 14”, Executive 7-1/4”× 10-1/2”
Invoice 8-1/2” × 5-1/2” *All paper sizes are Lengthwise only.
Paper
Feeding
Port
JIS
B5
A5
Tray 2
None
Tray 3*2
None
A4
Executive
Invoice
None
None
None
None
None
None
Legal*1
Letter
Tray 1
1
size (Tray
only)
* NonDoesstandard
not support
Legal 1size
of Thick Paper. * 2 Optional 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit
- Monochrome print: Width 92mm to 216mm (3-1/2” to 8-1/2”)Length 148mm to 356mm (5-3/4” to 14")
- Full color print: Width 92mm to 216mm (3-1/2” to 8-1/2”)Length 148mm to 297mm (5-3/4” to 11-3/4”)
Paper Types
: Plain Paper 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.), Recycled Paper 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24" lbs.),
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Thick Paper 90 to 157 g/m2 (24-1/4 to 41-3/4 lbs.), OHP sheet, Labels, Letterhead, Envelopes,
J-Post (postcard 100 ✕ 148 mm, 4” ✕ 5-3/4”)
Appendices
Paper
Feeding
Port
Plain
Paper
Special Paper
Labels
Letterhead
Envelopes
JPost(Postcard)
Tray 2
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3*4
None
None
None
None
None
Recycled
Paper
OHP
Sheet
Thick
3
Paper*
Tray 1
Paper Capacity
* :3 Does not support Legal size of Thick Paper. * 4 Optional 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit
Special Paper
Paper
Feeding
Port
Plain
Paper
Tray 1
Recycled
Paper
OHP
Sheet
Labels
Letter
-head
Envelopes
JPost(Postc
ard)
150
150
50
50
50
20
50
50
Tray 2
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3*6
250
250
50
None
None
None
None
None
* 5 Does not support Legal size of Thick Paper. * 6 Optional 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit
Thick
5
Paper*
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3. Specifications of Printer
Paper exit system
System speed
First Printing time
: Face down exit system (Plain Paper 250 prints maximum)
: 77 mm/ seconds
:
paper size
print type
Monochrome (plain paper)
Monochrome (thick paper)
Full color (plain paper)
Full color (OHP sheet)
Multi printing time
Warm-up time
A4/ Letter
Legal
32 seconds or less
38 seconds or less
58 seconds or less
42 seconds or less
None
None
72 seconds or less
None
:
: Within 90 seconds (when power supplied at 23° C / 73.4° F)
paper size
print type
Monochrome (plain paper)
Monochrome (thick paper)
Full color (plain paper)
Full color (OHP sheet)
A4 / Letter
Legal
12.0 s/m or more
6.0 s/m or more
1.3 s/m or more
3.0 s/m or more
None
None
0.97 s/m or more
None
Printer Languages
CPU
Memory
Interface
Font
Features
: PCL5C Emulation
PostScript Level 2 (option)
: Intel i960JF, 33MHz
: - ROM 4MB
- RAM 4MB: Expansion up to 68 MB is possible with options.
: - Parallel (IEEE 1284 Type B connector)
- LocalTalk (RS-422) Only can use with optional PostScript ROM SIMM.
- Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) TCP/IP, SPX/IPX, EtherTalk, NetBIOS. Only can use with Network Board.
- Agfa Intelifont 35 fonts
- TrueType Font 10 fonts
- Bitmap Font 1 fonts
Power Saving for Energy Star application
Appendices
Developing system
: Fine Micro Toning system
PC Drum
: OPC (Organic Photoconductor)
PC Charging system
: Rotation brush charging system
Image Transfer system
: Belt image transfer system, and roller image transfer system
PC Drum cleaning system: Cleaning blade system
Paper separating system : Curvature separating system and Charge neutralizing pin
Fusing system
: Heat Belt fusing system
Acoustic Noise
: 39 dB (A) or less (idle state)/ 55 dB (A) or less (during operation)
Power Supply
: AC 120V 50/60Hz, AC 230V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
: During operation 800W or less/ During idle state (average) 45W or less (when the Heater Lamp is OFF)
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Unit: sheets/ minute
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3. Specifications of Printer
Machine life
407mm (16")
Dimensions
: - Printer Life 300,000 prints or 5 years
- Drum Cartridge life
Monochrome prints 20,000 sheets (when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
Full Color prints 5,000 sheets (when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
- Black Toner Cartridge life 4,500 sheets (when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
- Color Toner Cartridge life (Yellow/ Magenta/ Cyan) 3,500 sheets (when the color-to-white ratio is
20% on multi prints)
- Waste Bottle life
Monochrome prints 20,000 sheets (when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
Full Color prints 5,000 sheets (when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
- Oiling Roller life
Monochrome prints 20,000 sheets (when the black-to-white ratio is 5% on multi prints)
Full Color prints 5,000 sheets (when the color-to-white ratio is 20% on multi prints)
- Image Transfer Belt Unit life 150,000 images
- Image Transfer Roller Unit life 100,000 prints
- Fusing Unit life 100,000 prints
: Width 505 mm (20"), Depth 530 mm (20-3/4”), Height 407 mm (16")
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505mm (20")
Weight
Operating Environment
Appendices
CHAPTER 6
530mm (20-3/4”)
: Approx. 40 kg (77-1/4 lbs.) including the Drum Cartridge and Toner Cartridge
: Temperature: 10°C (50°F) to 35°C (86°F) with a fluctuation of 10°C (50°F) per hour.
Humidity: 15% to 85% RH with a fluctuation of 20% per hour.
* The environmental zone marked by “X” below represents a critical environment in which the printer
can be left to stand. However, the manufacturer does not ensure good paper passage performance and
print image in this zone. Be sure to use the printer within the operating environment marked by the bold
line.
Humidity (%)
X
X
Options
: Outside guarantee of paper passage and image
reliability
: - 250-Sheet Third Cassette Unit
Temperature (°C)
- Network Board
- Expansion Memory
72pin SIMMs, No parity, access time: less than 70ns
1MB/ 2MB/ 4MB/ 8MB/ 16MB/ 32MB DRAM Modules (2 slots available)
- Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM
Genuine Adobe Postscript Level 2
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4. Specifications of 250-sheet Third Cassette Unit
: 1-way system
Paper Types
Paper size
Paper Capacity
Power supply
Dimensions
Weight
: Plain Paper, Recycled Paper 60-90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.), OHP sheet
: A4, Letter 8-1/2” × 11”, Legal 8-1/2” × 14” *All paper sizes are Lengthwise only.
: Plain Paper and Recycled Paper, 250 sheets, OHP sheet, 50 sheets
: Supplied from the printer
: Width 505 mm (20"), Depth 479 mm (18-3/4”), Height 78 mm (3")
: Approx. 6.2 kg (13-3/4 lbs.) including the Cassette
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505mm (20")
Appendices
479mm (18-3/4”)
78mm (3")
Paper Feeding system
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Index
A
Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM 12, 40, 45
Adobe PostScript ROM SIMM Setting-Up 12
A Problem Exists in the preparation Stage 75
A Problem Occurs When You Attempt to Start a
Print Cycle 75
Auto continue (config menu) 42
Auto mode (changing the Toner cartridge) 48
B
Appendices
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C
J
Jam (Paper Misfeed) 77, 90
Job & memory (reset menu) 40
L
List of menu utilities 36, 90
Loading OHP sheets/ labels
(TRAY 1) 29
Loading OHP sheets/ labels
(TRAY 2/ TRAY 3) 30
Loading plain paper/ recycled paper
(TRAY 1) 26
Loading plain paper/ recycled paper
(TRAY 2/ TRAY 3) 27
Loading special paper
(letterhead/ envelopes/ postcard/ thick paper
: TRAY 1) 32
Loading the Printing paper 26
Bitmap fonts 44
Black toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
Blue (cyan) toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
Care of printer supplies 5
Changing cartridges 19, 48
Changing the Drum cartridge, Toner collecting
bottle and Oiling Roller 19, 56
Changing the Fusing unit and Transfer roller unit
19, 62
Changing the Image transfer belt unit 19, 66
Changing the Printer Settings 35
Changing the Toner cartridge 19, 48
Checking print operation 6
Cleaning the printer 70
Config menu 42
Connecting printer to Host Computer 8
Contents viii
Control panel 18, 20
Copies (print menu) 41
Cyan (Blue) toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
D
Data indicator 20
Display language (config menu) 43
Drum cartridge 19, 56
E
Energy Star Information inside of front cover
Enter key 21
Expansion memory 10
F
Font 44
Font number (PCL menu) 43
Font pitch (PCL menu) 43
Font point size (PCL menu) 43
Font source (PCL menu) 43
Front cover 18
Front cover lock release lever 18
Form length (print menu) 42
Fusing unit 19, 62
G
H
I
Image quality menu 43
Image transfer belt unit 19, 66
Image transfer roller unit 19, 62
Installation Site 2
Interface cable 8
Interface connector (parallel connector) 18
Interface connector (serial connector) 18
Introduction i
I/O timeout (config menu) 42
Item key 21
Grips 5
Grounding 2
Hardware Setting-Up 6, Unpacking/ SettingUp Instructions
Highlight v
How to troubleshoot 74
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M
N
O
Magenta (red) toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
Maintenance menu 45
Manual mode (changing the toner cartridge) 52
Manual feed (print menu) 41
Memory menu 43
Menu key 21
Menu reset (reset menu) 40
Menu utilities 36, 90
Message display 20
Message indicator 20
Misfeed (Paper jam) 77, 78
Moving the Printer 5
Multi purpose tray (tray 1) 18, 26, 29, 32
Network board 14
Network board panel 18
Oiling Roller 19, 56
On line indicator 20
On line key 20
Operating environment 4
Operation and warning labels 22
Orientation (print menu) 42
Outline of the menu utilities 40
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Q
R
S
T
Ten (10) BASE-T 14
Ten (10) BASE-2 14
Test print menu 40
Toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
Total printouts (maintenance menu) 45
Tray 1 (multi purpose tray) 18, 26, 29, 32
Tray 1 media (print menu) 41
Tray 1 paper (print menu) 41
Tray 2 (250-sheet second cassette) 19, 27, 30
Tray 2 media (print menu) 41
Tray 3 (250-sheet third cassette) 19, 27, 30
Tray 3 media (print menu) 42
Tray switching (print menu) 41
Turning ON and OFF the printer 23
Two hundred fifty (250) sheet second
cassette (tray 2) 19, 27, 30
Two hundred fifty (250) sheet third cassette
(tray 3) 19, 27, 30
Two hundred fifty (250) sheet third cassette
unit 19
U
Understanding Fonts 45
Up & down keys 21
Using the Printer properly 4
Using this manual vi
W
Waste Bottle 19, 56
When a message appears 76
When a paper misfeed has occurred 78
Y
Yellow toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
Quick reference guide of menu 88
Rear cover lock release lever 18
Rear cover 18
Red (magenta) toner cartridge 19, 48, 52
Reset menu 40
Replace toner (maintenance menu) 45
Safety information ii
Scalable Fonts 44
Setting the menu utilities 38
Setting-up 6
Serial connector (interface connector) 8, 18
Serial interface 8, 18
Soft Fonts 44
Space requirements 3
Specifications of printer 92
Specifications of 250 sheet third cassette unit 95
Symbol set (PCL menu) 44
Appendices
P
Paper Misfeed (Paper jam) 77, 80
Paper source (print menu) 41
Paper size (print menu) 41
Parallel interface 8, 18
Parallel connector (interface connector) 8, 18
PCL font list (test print menu) 40
PCL demo page (test print menu) 40
PCL menu 44
PCL context (memory menu) 46
Personality (confide menu) 42
Power cord socket 18
Power save (config menu) 42
Power source 2
Precautions for use 4
Preparation for installation 2
Print config (test print menu) 40
Print menu 41
Print mode (image menu) 43
Print PS error (PS menu) 45
Print Results are Faulty 84
Print tray 18
Printer parts and accessories 18
Printing 34
Printing paper 24
Proceed key 20
PS context save (memory menu) 45
PS demo page (test print menu) 40
PS font list (test print menu) 40
PS menu 45
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Index
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CHAPTER 1
Index
Installation
CHAPTER 2
Using the
Printer
CHAPTER 3
Changing the
Printer Settings
CHAPTER 4
Maintaining
Your Printer
CHAPTER 5
Appendices
CHAPTER 6
Troubleshooting
CHAPTER 6
Appendices
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0990-7701-02
Color PageWorks
UserÕs Manual
Copyright
1997 MINOLTA CO., LTD
Printed in Japan
The information contained in this manual is
subject to change without notice to
incorporate improvements made on the
product or products the manual covers.
MINOLTA CO., LTD
3-13, 2-chome, Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541, Japan
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