MINOLTA-QMS PagePro 1100L User`s manual

PagePro 1100L
User’s Manual
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, we determined that this machine meets the ENERGY
STAR® Guidelines for energy efficiency.
What is an ENERGY STAR® product?
ENERGY STAR® product has a special feature that allows it to automatically switch to a “low-power mode” after a period of inactivity. An
ENERGY STAR® product uses energy more efficiently, saves you
money on utility bills and helps protect the environment.
Foreword
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.
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
Maximum Radiation Power:
0.6 mW at laser aperture of the print head unit
Wavelength:
770–810 nm
This product employs Class IIIb Laser Diode that emits an invisible
laser beam.
Laser Diode and Scanning Polygon Mirror are incorporated in the print
head unit.
The print head unit is not a field service item.
Therefore, the print head unit should not be opened under any circumstance.
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class I Laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and
Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
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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.
Laser Safety Label
Caution
◆
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Caution
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This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser
diode is 5 mW and the wavelength is 770–810 nm.
Foreword
For Denmark Users
ADVARSEL
◆
Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning, når sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af
funktion. Undgå udsættelse for stråling.
Klasse 1 laser produkt der opfylder IEC60825 sikkerheds kravene.
Dansk: Dette er en halvlederlaser. Laserdiodens højeste styrke er 5 mW
og bølgelængden er 770–810 nm.
For Finland, Sweden Users
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
VAROITUS!
◆
Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla
tavalla saattaa altistaa käyttäjän turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle
näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Tämä on puolijohdelaser. Laserdiodin suurin teho on 5 mW ja aallonpituus on 770–810 nm.
VARNING
◆
Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i denna bruksanvisning specificerats, kan användaren utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som
överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
Det här är en halvledarlaser. Den maximala effekten för laserdioden är
5 mW och våglängden är 770–810 nm.
VARO
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Avattaessa ja suojalukitus ohitettaessa olet alttiina näkymättömälle
lasersäteilylle. Älä katso säteeseen.
VARNING
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Osynlig laserstrålning när denna del är öppnad och spärren är
urkopplad. Betrakta ej strålen.
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For Norway Users
ADVARSEL
◆
Dersom apparatet brukes på annen måte enn spesifisert i denne
bruksanvisning, kan brukeren utsettes for unsynlig laserstråling som
overskrider grensen for laser klass 1.
Dette en halvleder laser. Maksimal effekt till laserdiode er 5 mW og
bølgelengde er 770–810 nm.
Laser Caution Label
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User Instructions
CE Marking (Declaration of Conformity)
We declare under our sole responsibility that the printer and options to
which this declaration relates are in conformity with the specifications
below.
This declaration is valid for the area of the European Union (EU) only.
Product Type
Laser Beam Printer
Product Name
PagePro 1100L
Options
Second Paper Cassette Unit (4148-611)
Face-Up Tray (4121-0633)
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Standard
Safety: EN60 950/1992 with Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, A11
Safety of information technology equipment, including electrical business
equipment
EN60825-1/1994 with Amendment A11
Radiation safety of laser products, equipment classification, requirements
and user’s guide
EMC: EN55 022 (Class B)/1998
Limits and method for measurement of radio disturbance characteristic of
information technology equipment (ITE)
EN61000-3-2 (Class A)/1995 (A13)
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 3: Limits Section 2: Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16A per phase)
EN61000-3-3/1995
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 3: Limits Section 3: Limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker in
low-voltage supply systems for equipment with rated current ≤ 16A
EN55024/1998
Information technology equipment – immunity characteristics – Limits and
methods of measurement
EN61000–4–2/1995
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 2: Electrostatic discharge immunity test
EN61000–4–3/1995
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 3: Radiated, radio-frequency electromagnetic field immunity test
EN61000–4–4/1995
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 4: Electrical fast transient/burst immunity test
EN61000–4–5/1995
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 5: Surge immunity test
EN61000–4–6/1996
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 6: Conducted disturbances inducted by radio-frequency fields –
Immunity test
EN61000–4–8/1993
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 8: Power-frequency magnetic field immunity test
EN61000–4–11/1994
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Part 4: Testing and measurement techniques
Section 11: Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity test
EC Directive
Safety: 73/23/EEC
EMC: 89/336/EEC and 93/68/EEC
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This device must be used with shielded interface (Parallel) cable.
The use of non-shielded cable is likely to result in interference with
radio communications and is prohibited under 89/336/EEC rules.
Ozone Release
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 machine is being used has adequate ventilation, especially if you are printing a high volume of materials, or if the
machine is being used continuously over a long period.
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Foreword
Welcome
And thank you for selecting a Minolta/QMS PagePro 1100L Printer!
This User’s Manual explains the functions of the printer and how it
operates. It also provides you with troubleshooting tips as well as general precautions you should observe when operating the printer. To
ensure the top performance and effective use of your printer, read this
manual carefully from cover to cover, and keep it at hand for later reference.
No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into other languages without
the express written prior consent of Minolta Co., Ltd..
The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
Should there be any discrepancy between the printed materials and the
electronic-based resources provided with your printer, please refer to
the printed materials as your primary resource.
Trademark Acknowledgments
PCL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.
Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Inc.
MS-DOS, Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
PagePro, Fine-ART and Fine Micro Toning are trademarks of Minolta
Co., Ltd.
QMS and the QMS logo are registered trademarks of QMS, Inc.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.
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Contents
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
Features............................................................ 1-1
Operating System ........................................ 1-1
Printer Parts and Accessories ....................... 1-2
Printer........................................................... 1-2
Options......................................................... 1-4
Control Panel ................................................... 1-5
Indicators...................................................... 1-5
Chapter 2: Setting-Up
Installation Precautions .................................. 2-1
Selecting a Location for the Printer .............. 2-1
Space Requirements.................................... 2-2
Power Source............................................... 2-3
Grounding .................................................... 2-4
Operational Precautions ................................. 2-5
Operating Environment ................................ 2-5
Printer........................................................... 2-5
Printer Supplies............................................ 2-7
Installing........................................................... 2-8
Setting-Up ...................................................... 2-11
Connecting the Power Cord ....................... 2-11
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Loading Paper ............................................ 2-12
Connecting to a Computer ......................... 2-14
Turning on the Printer................................. 2-15
Options ........................................................... 2-16
Second Paper Cassette Unit ...................... 2-16
Face-Up Tray .............................................. 2-19
Chapter 3: Using the Printer
Printing Paper .................................................. 3-1
Type.............................................................. 3-1
Size .............................................................. 3-2
Printable Area .............................................. 3-4
Loading Paper.................................................. 3-5
Loading Paper onto Tray1 ............................ 3-6
Manual Loading (Manual Feed Tray)............ 3-8
Loading Paper onto Tray2 (Option) ............ 3-11
Selecting Output Direction (Printed Side
Up or Down) ................................................... 3-15
Chapter 4: Printer Driver
Introduction...................................................... 4-1
System Requirements..................................... 4-2
Installing the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Under Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows
NT 4.0................................................................ 4-3
To Install the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Using the Installer (Auto Run) ...................... 4-4
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To Install the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Using Plug-and-Play .................................. 4-10
To Install the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Using the Add Printer Wizard..................... 4-12
Displaying the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Setup Dialog................................................... 4-14
Using the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver...... 4-16
Common Buttons ....................................... 4-16
Paper.......................................................... 4-17
Page Layout ............................................... 4-20
Quality ........................................................ 4-27
Device Option............................................. 4-28
Uninstalling the Printer Driver...................... 4-29
To Uninstall the PagePro 1100L Printer
Driver (Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows
NT 4.0) ....................................................... 4-29
Chapter 5: Printer Console and Printer Status
Display
Using the Printer Console .............................. 5-1
Starting Up the Printer Console ................... 5-1
Using the Printer Console ............................ 5-3
To Print the Test Page from the Printer
Console ...................................................... 5-11
To Exit the Printer Console......................... 5-11
Using the Status Display .............................. 5-12
Starting Up the Status Display ................... 5-12
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Using the Status Display ............................ 5-14
To Exit the Status Display........................... 5-15
Chapter 6: Maintenance
Replacing the Toner Cartridge ....................... 6-1
To Replace the Toner Cartridge ................... 6-1
Replacing the Drum Cartridge ....................... 6-6
To Replace the Drum Cartridge ................... 6-6
Cleaning the Printer ...................................... 6-13
Cleaning the Outside of the Printer ............ 6-13
Cleaning the paper feed roller .................... 6-14
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
Clearing a Paper Misfeed ................................ 7-1
Inside the Printer .......................................... 7-1
Face-Down Tray ........................................... 7-6
Face-Up Tray (Option) .................................. 7-7
Tray1............................................................. 7-8
Manual Feed Tray......................................... 7-8
Second Paper Cassette Unit (option)........... 7-9
Print Quality Problems .................................. 7-10
No Output................................................... 7-15
Indicator Lights (Printer Messages) ............ 7-17
Indicator Light Patterns .............................. 7-17
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Chapter 8: Specifications
PagePro 1100L Printer .................................... 8-1
Second Paper Cassette Unit (Option)............ 8-4
Interface Connector and Cable ...................... 8-5
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Index
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MEMO
Chapter 1
Introduction
1Chapter
Introduction
1
Introduction
Chapter 1
Features
Chapter 1
Features
Introduction
The various features listed below make the Minolta/QMS PagePro
1100L the perfect printer for any size office.
• Fast 10-page-per-minute print speed for instant output
• High performance processor optimized for Windows
• 600 × 600 dpi resolution for superior print quality
• Minolta QuickPage technology for fast Windows printing
• Optional 650 sheet maximum paper capacity to accommodate
workgroup demands
Operating System
• Windows 95
• Windows 98
• Windows NT 4.0
1-1
Printer Parts and Accessories
Printer
Introduction
Chapter 1
Printer Parts and Accessories
Top cover
release button
Control panel
Face-down tray
Paper guide
Power switch
Manual feed tray
Paper support
Tray1
(Multipurpose tray)
Face-up/Face-down
selection switch
Power cord
socket
Parallel interface connector
1-2
Chapter 1
Printer Parts and Accessories
Top cover
Introduction
Fusing unit
Toner cartridge
Drum cartridge
1-3
Options
Face-up tray
Introduction
Chapter 1
Printer Parts and Accessories
Cassette cover
Second paper
cassette unit
1-4
Tray2 (500-sheet
second cassette)
Control Panel
Chapter 1
Control Panel
Introduction
The control panel has two indicators.
Error (amber) indicator
Ready (green) indicator
Indicators
The two indicators turn on, off, or blink in combination to let you know
the current status of the printer.
Note
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You can find out details of the printer’s status by checking the information that appears on your computer screen (see “Starting Up the Status
Display” on page 5-12).
See “Indicator Lights (Printer Messages)” on page 7-17 for information
about how the control panel indicators indicate the current status of the
printer.
ex.)
Printer is ready.
Paper misfeed
1-5
Introduction
Chapter 1
MEMO
Chapter 2
Setting-Up
2Chapter
Setting-Up
2
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
Installation Precautions
Installation Precautions
A proper location helps to ensure that your printer provides you with
the long service life for which it is designed. Double-check to make
sure that the location you select has the following characteristics.
• Choose a location that is well-ventilated.
• Make sure there is no chance of ammonia or other organic gasses
being generated in the area.
• The power outlet you plan to connect to for power should be nearby
and unobstructed.
• Make sure that the printer is not exposed to direct sunlight.
• Avoid areas in the direct airflow of air conditioners, heaters, or ventilators, and areas subjected to temperature and humidity extremes.
• Choose a sturdy, level surface where the printer will not be exposed
to strong vibration.
• Keep the printer away from any objects that might block its heat
vents.
• Do not locate the printer near curtains or other combustible objects.
• Choose an area where there is no possibility of the printer being
splashed with water or other liquids.
• Make sure that the surrounding area is clean, dry, and free of dust.
2-1
Setting-Up
Selecting a Location for the Printer
Chapter 2
Note the following important precautions when selecting a location for
the printer and when connecting it to a power source.
Installation Precautions
Space Requirements
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
Be sure to provide space around the printer as indicated below, to
ensure easier printer operation, paper and toner replacement, and maintenance.
250 mm
(9-3/4 in.)
507 mm
(20 in.)
100 mm
(4 in.)
150 mm
(6 in.)
660 mm
(26 in.)
672 mm
(26-1/2 in.)
2-2
300 mm
(11-3/4 in.)
200 mm
(7-3/4 in.)
Installation Precautions
Power Source
Note
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Use a power source with minimal voltage and frequency fluctuation.
Only use an outlet that is rated for the voltage capacity specified for this
printer.
Be sure to plug the power cord all the way into the outlet. The outlet
should be located near the printer and be easily accessible so you can
unplug the power cord immediately should any problem occur.
Make sure the outlet you use is visible, and not hidden behind the printer
or any other object.
If any other electrical equipment is plugged into the same outlet, make
sure that the capacity of the outlet is not exceeded.
If you use an extension cord, make sure its capacity is greater than the
power consumption of the printer. Using an extension cord with a lower
capacity creates the danger of fire.
Never use a multiple socket to connect other appliances or machines to
the same outlet being used to power the printer.
2-3
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
The following are the power source requirements for this printer.
Power supply:
220–240 V at 50–60 Hz
Voltage fluctuation:
220–240 V ±10%
Frequency fluctuation:
Within ±3 Hz
Installation Precautions
Always ground the printer to guard against the danger of electrical
shock. To ground the printer, connect the grounding wire to the ground
terminal of the electrical outlet you are plugging in to or to a grounding
contact that complies with local electrical standards in your area.
Note
◆
Never connect the grounding wire to a gas pipe, the grounding wire for a
telephone, or to a water pipe.
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
Grounding
2-4
Operational Precautions
Operational Precautions
Note the following important precautions whenever using the printer.
Printer
The following describes precautions for using the printer.
• Never turn the printer off or open any of its covers during a print
operation.
• Never place flammable gasses, liquids or objects that generate magnetic forces near the printer.
• When unplugging the power cord, always grasp the plug and never
pull on the cord. A damaged cord creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
• Never touch the power cord when your hands are wet. Doing so creates the danger of electrical shock.
• Always unplug the power cord before moving the printer. Failure to
do so can damage the power cord, creating the danger of fire or
electrical shock.
• Always unplug the power cord if you do not plan to use the printer
for a long time.
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Setting-Up
The following describes the operating environment required when
using the printer.
Temperature:
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) with fluctuation of 10°C (18°F) per
hour
Humidity:
15% to 85% with fluctuation of 20% per hour
Chapter 2
Operating Environment
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
Operational Precautions
• Never try to remove any secured panel or cover. The interior of the
printer contains high-voltage circuitry which creates the danger of
electrical shock when exposed.
• Never try to modify the printer. Doing so creates the danger of fire
or electrical shock.
• Never place any heavy objects on the power cord, pull on it or bend
it. Doing so creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
• Always make sure the printer is not placed on the electrical cord or
the communications cables of any other electrical equipment. Also
make sure that cords and cables do not get into the printer’s mechanism. Any of these conditions create the danger of malfunction and
fire.
• Always take care so that paper clips, staples, or other small pieces
of metal do not get into the printer through its vents or other openings. Such objects create the danger of fire or electrical shock.
• Do not allow water or other liquids to spill on or near the printer.
Fire or electrical shock can occur should water or liquid come into
contact with the printer.
• Should liquid or any piece of metal accidently get inside the printer,
immediately turn it off, unplug the power cord, and contact your
dealer. Failure to take this immediate action creates the danger of
fire or electrical shock.
• Whenever the printer emits unusually high amounts of heat, smoke,
an unusual odor, or noise, immediately turn it off, unplug it, and
contact your dealer. Failure to take this immediate action creates the
danger of fire or electrical shock.
Caution
◆
Be sure to locate the printer in a well-ventilated location. A minimal
amount of ozone is generated during normal operation of this
printer. Because of this, an unpleasant odor may result when the
printer is used for extensive printing in a poorly ventilated area. For
comfortable, healthy, and safe operation, be sure to locate the printer
in a well-ventilated area.
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Operational Precautions
Placer l’imprimante dans une pièce largement ventilée
Une quantité d’ozone négligable est dégagée pendant le fonctionnement de l’imprimante quand celle-ci est utilisée normalement.
Cependant, une odeur désagréable pent être ressentie dans les pièces
dont l’aération est insuffisante et lorsqu’une utilisation prolongée de
l’imprimante est effectuée. Pour avoir la certitude de travailler dans
des conditions de confort, santé et sécurité, il est préférable de bien
aérer la pièce où se trouve l’imprimante.
Printer Supplies
Note the following precautions when handling printer supplies such as
the toner cartridge, the drum cartridge, and paper.
• Avoid storing printer supplies in the following locations.
• Areas subjected to direct sunlight. Additionally, the drum cartridge must be protected from fluorescent light.
• Areas exposed to open flame.
• Areas subjected to high humidity.
• Areas subjected to large amounts of dust.
• Keep paper that has been removed from its wrapper, but not yet
loaded onto the printer tray, in a sealed plastic bag and store it in a
cool, dark location.
• Use only the toner cartridge that is expressly specified for this
printer.
• Keep supplies out of the reach of children.
• Should your hands become soiled with toner, immediately wash
them with soap and water.
Caution
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Whenever you remove the drum cartridge from the printer, immediately wrap it with a cloth to protect it against overexposure to light.
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Chapter 2
Attention
Installing
Installing
Take the items and accessories shown below out of the carton.
Chapter 2
1
Setting-Up
1. Printer
2. Accessories
User’s Guide
CD-ROM
Power cord
Warranty booklet
Registration card
Power Cord Instructions
Caution
◆
After unpacking, keep all packing materials out of the reach
of children.
Note
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2-8
Keep all the boxes and packing materials that the printer comes in
for later use when transporting the printer.
Installing
Remove the plastic bag and peel off the shipping tape from the
printer.
3
Pull the Tray1 from the printer with both hands and lie it down
flat.
4
Pull out the two cushions from the paper feed inlet.
2-9
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
2
Installing
Squeeze the right paper size guide and open the paper size
guides. Pull out the plastic-lead strip from the paper feed inlet.
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
5
For instructions on installing the optional item(s), see “Options” on
page 2-16.
2-10
Setting-Up
Setting-Up
Make sure that the power switch is in the ❍ (Off) position.
2
Connect one end of the power cord that comes with the printer to
the power cord socket. Plug the other end into a power outlet.
Setting-Up
1
Chapter 2
Connecting the Power Cord
2-11
Setting-Up
Loading Paper
Open the face-down tray.
2
Pull Tray1 from the printer with both hands and lie it down flat.
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
1
2-12
Setting-Up
Squeeze the right paper guide and open the paper guides.
4
Place a stack of paper in the center of Tray1. Squeeze the right
paper guide and adjust the paper guides so that both the left and
right sides of the paper stack are secure.
2-13
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
3
Setting-Up
Connecting to a Computer
Caution
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
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Always use a shielded interface cable. Use of an unshielded cable can
result in radio interference with data.
Note
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You must purchase an IEEE 1284 type-B cable for connection between
the printer and a computer. For detailed specifications of the interface
cable, see “Interface Connector and Cable” on page 8-5.
Minolta does not warrant the use of any particular cable. The user
assumes all responsibility as to the quality and performance of the cable.
1
Make sure that the printer and the computer you are connecting
it to are both turned off.
2
Connect one end of the interface cable to the parallel port of the
computer.
3
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the parallel interface connector on the back of the printer. Secure the interface
cable using the two clips on the parallel interface connector.
2-14
Setting-Up
Turning on the Printer
Chapter 2
After connecting the printer to a power outlet, press the power
switch to turn it on.
Setting-Up
■
When the printer is turned on, both indicators on the control panel
light up, and then the Error indicator goes off while the Ready
indicator stays on. After about 23 seconds, the printer is finished
warming up and is ready to begin printing.
Note
◆
The printer automatically enters a power saving mode after about 15
minutes in which it does not receive a print command from the computer. Whenever the printer receives a print command while in the
power saving mode, it will automatically start to warm up before
printing.
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Options
Options
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
This section describes the optional items that are available for this
printer.
Second Paper Cassette Unit
The second paper cassette unit comes equipped with a cassette that
can hold up to 500 sheets of Letter size paper called Tray2.
The same unit can accommodate a variety of other paper trays as well
(Legal, Executive, A4 and B5). Contact your dealer to find out how you
can add these trays to increase the capabilities of your printer.
Space Requirements
250 mm
(9-3/4 in.)
626 mm
(24-3/4 in.)
100 mm
(4 in.)
150 mm
(6 in.)
972 mm
(38-1/4 in.)
2-16
600 mm
(23-1/2 in.)
660 mm
(26 in.)
200 mm
(7-3/4 in.)
Options
Installing the Second Paper Cassette Unit
Remove the second paper cassette unit and Tray2 from their
packaging, including the protective tape used to hold the various
components in place.
Note
Before installing the second paper cassette unit, be sure to remove
the protective tape and the paper padding from the unit as shown
in the illustration below.
Setting-Up
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Chapter 2
1
2
Place the printer on top of the base unit. Make sure to align the
coupling pins of the base unit with the holes located underneath
the printer.
2-17
Options
Load paper onto Tray2. See “Loading Paper onto Tray2
(Option)” on page 3-11 for details.
4
Insert Tray2 into the second paper cassette unit.
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
3
Note
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2-18
Be sure to use both hands whenever Tray2 is removed from or
inserted into the second paper cassette unit.
Options
This face-up tray receives printed pages, printed side up, as they are
output from the printer. Printed pages are not rolled during the printer’s
output sequence when this tray is used. For this reason, the face-up
tray is recommended for thick paper or envelopes to avoid curling during the feeding process.
The maximum capacity of the face-up tray is 20 sheets.
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Setting-Up
Note
For details on changing the output direction, see “Selecting Output
Direction (Printed Side Up or Down)” on page 3-15.
Space Requirements
300 mm
(11-3/4 in.)
557 mm
(22 in.)
100 mm
(4 in.)
250 mm
(9-3/4 in.)
660 mm
(26 in.)
772 mm
(30-1/2 in.)
300 mm
(11-3/4 in.)
Chapter 2
Face-Up Tray
200 mm
(7-3/4 in.)
2-19
Options
Installing the Face-Up Tray
Remove the face-up tray from its carton.
Gently bend the output tray inwards, toward the printer, with
both hands. Align the insertion pins of the tray with the pin holders of the printer.
Setting-Up
Chapter 2
1
2
Note
◆
Never lay the face-up tray towards the front of the printer or apply
excessive to it.
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Chapter 3
Using the Printer
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Using the Printer
3Chapter
Using the Printer
Chapter 3
Printing Paper
Printing Paper
Type
Caution
Paper Source
Manual
Feed
Tray
Tray1
Tray2
Plain Paper
weight:
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.)
❍
❍
❍
Recycled Paper
weight:
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.)
❍
❍
❍
Transparency
Sheet
❍
❍
None
Labels
❍
❍
None
Letterhead
❍
❍
None
Envelopes
❍
❍
None
Thick Paper
weight:
90 to 163 g/m2
(24 to 43-1/4 lbs.)
❍
❍
None
Paper Type
Special
Paper
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Size
Caution
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This printer is designed to print on only the following sizes of paper.
Standard sizes
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Paper Source
Manual
Feed
Tray
Tray1
Tray2*1
A4
210 mm × 297 mm
❍
❍
❍*2
A5
148 mm × 210 mm
❍
❍
None
JIS B5
182 mm × 257 mm
❍
❍
❍
Legal
8-1/2 in.× 14 in.
❍
❍
❍
Letter
8-1/2 in. × 11 in.
❍
❍
❍
Executive
7-1/4 in. × 10-1/2 in.
❍
❍
❍
Paper Size
Standard
Size
*1. Each of the 5 cassettes of Tray2 support one of the 5 types of paper that are
compatible with this printer.
*2. A4 is standard cassette size for the second paper cassette unit.
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Printing Paper
Manual
Feed
Tray
Tray1
Tray2
Env. DL
110 mm × 220 mm
❍
❍
None
Env. C5
162 mm × 229 mm
❍
❍
None
Env. B5
176 mm × 250 mm
❍
❍
None
Env. Com10
4-1/8 in. × 9-1/2 in.
❍
❍
None
Env. Monarch
3-7/8 in. × 7-1/2 in.
❍
❍
None
Custom Size
76 mm to 216 mm
(3 in. to 8-1/2 in.) ×
127 mm to 356 mm
(5 in. to 14 in.)
❍
❍
None
Paper Size
Envelope
and Custom Size
• Envelopes are not supported in manual duplex printing, booklet
printing and N-up printing.
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Paper Source
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Envelope and Custom Size
Printing Paper
Printable Area
This printer is designed to print on paper with a 4 mm (0.16 in.) margin
on all sides.
4 mm
(0.16 in.)
4 mm
(0.16 in.)
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(0.16 in.)
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Printable
area
4 mm
(0.16 in.)
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The following sources can be used to feed paper into the printer:
• Tray1
• Manual feed tray
• Tray2 (option)
Tray1 is the standard source for supplying paper to the printer. Various
types and sizes of paper can be fed from this tray.
You can also add Tray2 as a secondary paper source. See “Second
Paper Cassette Unit” on page 2-16 for details on using this tray unit.
Whenever you are using special size paper, be sure to use the printer
driver installed on the computer to specify the printing area. You may
experience some variation in print quality when using special size
paper.
Always remember that paper storage conditions greatly affect print
quality. Store paper in its original package. Keep paper out of areas
subject to extreme temperatures or humidity.
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Loading Paper
Loading Paper
Loading Paper onto Tray1
You can load up to 150 sheets of standard paper onto Tray1. See “Printing Paper” on page 3-1 for details on paper sizes and types.
Squeeze the right paper guide and open the paper guides.
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Paper guide
2
Place a stack of paper in the center of Tray1. Squeeze the right
paper guide and adjust the paper guides so that both the left and
the right sides of the paper stack are secure.
Maximum level
mark
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A maximum level mark on the paper guide shows how high you
can stack paper on Tray1. Make sure that paper is stacked no
higher than this mark.
Do not load additional paper until the paper currently loaded onto
Tray1 is completely used.
Pull out the paper support in Tray1 when printing on Legal size
paper.
Paper support
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Loading Paper
Manual Loading (Manual Feed Tray)
Open the paper guides.
2
Insert the sheet of paper into the manual feed tray with the side
to be printed facing up.
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Note
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Insert only one sheet of paper at a time when feeding manually.
Loading Paper
Adjust the paper guides so that both sides of the paper are
secure.
Printing on Envelopes
The manual feed tray supports Commercial 10, Monarch, DL, C5, and
B5 envelopes.
Note
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Because there is great variation in the quality of paper used for envelopes, we suggest that you produce test prints of various types before
purchasing any envelope in large quantities for use with this printer.
Make sure that all edges are creased sharply and that all flaps are folded
correctly.
Do not use envelopes that are self-adhesive. Use only envelopes that have
standard sealing that sticks after it is moistened.
Use envelopes of which flaps run the entire length of the envelope. Envelopes that seal at one end will not feed properly.
Do not use envelopes that have a window. Such envelopes can seriously
damage the printer.
Do not use envelopes that are wrinkled.
Never use envelopes that have clasps or any other type of fastener that
can damage the printer.
Do not store envelopes in an area that is subject to high humidity.
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Loading Paper
1
Place the envelope with the side to be printed facing up on the
tray. The flap of the envelope should be facing down and to the
left.
Note
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Insert only one envelope at a time when feeding manually.
Make sure that the envelope is placed in the center of the tray
and that it is secured by the paper guides.
Loading Paper
Loading Paper onto Tray2 (Option)
You can load up to 500 sheets of standard paper onto Tray2. See
“Printing Paper” on page 3-1 for details on paper sizes and types.
◆
Make sure that the Tray2 for the proper size of paper to be used for printing has been installed into the second paper cassette unit. See “Second
Paper Cassette Unit” on page 2-16 for instructions on inserting (and
removing) the Tray2 into (and from) the second paper cassette unit.
To remove Tray2 from the unit, pull it out as far as it will go without
force. Then gently raise the forward-end up, and remove Tray2 from the
unit.
1
Slide Tray2 out of the second paper cassette unit.
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Loading Paper
Remove the cassette cover from Tray2.
3
Press down on the paper lifting plate located inside of Tray2
until it locks.
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Loading Paper
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Place a stack of up to 500 sheets of paper into Tray2 so that the
side that was facing up when the paper was unwrapped is still
facing up.
Note
◆
A maximum level mark inside the inlet of Tray2 shows how
high you can stack paper on Tray2. Make sure that paper is
stacked no higher than this mark.
Maximum level mark
◆
◆
Tray2 does not support landscape oriented paper feeding.
Do not load additional paper until all the paper currently on Tray2
is completely used up.
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Loading Paper
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Replace the cover and insert Tray2 into the second paper cassette unit.
Selecting Output Direction (Printed Side Up or Down)
Selecting Output Direction (Printed Side
Up or Down)
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The optional face-up tray, as explained earlier in this section is a useful tool for printing on thick paper or envelopes printed side up. The
factory default for the output tray however, is the face-down tray
(printed side down). In this mode, the output tray receives the printed
documents in order.
Face-up tray (option)
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Face-down tray
Manual feed tray
Tray1
Tray2
This setting is controlled by a switch which is located on the right side
of the printer toward the rear.
a. When the switch is flush with the top of the printer, prints are output
printed side down (factory default).
b. When the switch is pressed in, prints are output printed side up.
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Face-up tray
Face-down tray
Face-down tray
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Face-up tray
Note
◆
◆
Do not use the switch to change the setting while the printer is operating.
Whenever the face-up tray is not installed on the printer, check to make
sure the set to switch for output to the face-down tray (see above illustration).
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Introduction
Printer Driver
The Minolta PagePro 1100L Printer Driver was specially developed to
provide true Windows-based printing for users of the Minolta/QMS
PagePro 1100L printer. The PagePro 1100L Printer Driver consists of
three programs: Minolta PagePro Printer Driver, the Printer Console
and the Printer Status Display.
Printer Driver:
This program is built into the operating system. It controls printer
operations and enables proper printing.
Printer Console
This program provides a single central location where you can
change configuration settings, and monitor and control print job.
Status Display:
This program displays information about the current status of the
computer’s local printer.
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System Requirements
System Requirements
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The following describes the minimum system requirements that are
necessary to correctly run the Minolta PagePro 1100L Printer Driver.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows
NT 4.0
Personal Computer: IBM-compatible PC with at least a 386DX
16MHz CPU (Pentium processor recommended)
CD-ROM drive
I/O Interface: IEEE 1284 parallel
Memory: At least 16MB of PC RAM
Free Disk Space: Approximately 20MB for files
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Installing the PagePro 1100L Printer
Driver Under Windows 95/Windows 98/
Windows NT 4.0
Windows
98
Windows
NT 4.0
Using the auto-run
Installer on the CDROM
❍
❍
❍
Plug and Play Installation
❍
–
–
Using the Add Printer
Wizard
❍
❍
–
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95
Chapter 4
This section provides information on installing the PagePro 1100L
Printer Driver under Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0.
You can use the following methods to install the PagePro 1100L Printer
Driver.
❍: Available
–: Not available
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To Install the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Using the Installer (Auto Run)
1
Turn on your computer and start up Windows 95, Windows 98 or
Windows NT 4.0.
Note
◆
Under Windows 95 or Windows 98 when the Update Device
Driver Wizard or Add New Hardware Wizard dialog appears on
the display, click Cancel.
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Windows 95
2
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Insert the CD-ROM labeled Minolta/QMS PagePro 1100L
Printer Drivers into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
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95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0
The opening screen is automatically displayed.
Note
◆
◆
The configuration of some computers may prevent the opening
screen from appearing automatically. If the screen does not
appear, double-click Minolta.exe from the CD-ROM.
If you have older version of the PagePro 1100L printer driver
already installed on your computer, the following dialog appears.
1. Click Yes to delete the old printer driver. (To quit the setup
program, click No.)
2. When the following dialog appears, click Yes to start uninstalling the old printer driver.
Under Windows NT 4.0
1. Click Yes to delete the old printer driver. (To quit the setup
program, click No.)
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Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to
complete the installation.
5
When the following dialog appears, select the port you want to
use and click Next.
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Caution
◆
When the following dialog appears, check the Tray2 box if the
optional second paper cassette unit is installed onto your printer.
Then click OK to display the next step.
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If you intend to access the printer from a server running Windows 95, first install the printer’s driver from the server using
the Installer. The installer can be accessed though either the
autorun program (minolta.exe) or the setup.exe of each language version. You will find the English setup.exe under the
following path:
...\Drivers\PP1100L\WinXX\Gb\Gdi\Drv\setup.exe (where
“winXX” should be replaced by the version of the operating
system being used).
If you find that your printer is unable to print documents in a
network environment, set the data-spool format of the client
to RAW.
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After the installation is completed, the following dialog appears.
Click Finish to close the setup program window.
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It is recommended that you restart your computer after installation.
Installing the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver Under Windows
95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0
After restarting the computer, the following dialog appears on
the desktop of the computer.
9
Check that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 1100L printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog. To display the Printers dialog,
click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
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10
Eject the CD-ROM labeled Minolta/QMS PagePro 1100L
Printer Drivers from your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
This completes the installation of Minolta PagePro 1100L
printer driver.
1
After connecting the printer to your computer, turn on the
printer.
• See “Connecting to a Computer” on page 2-14 for details on
connecting the printer to your computer.
2
3
Turn on your computer and start up Windows 95.
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To Install the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Using Plug-and-Play
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Continue with step 4 when the Update Device Driver Wizard
dialog shown below appears.
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95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0
4
Insert the CD-ROM labeled Minolta/QMS PagePro 1100L
Printer Drivers into your computer’s CD-ROM drive, and then
click Next.
• In this example, we assume that D: is the name of the CDROM drive.
5
Click the Other Locations button, type D:\driver\win9x\Disk1
and click OK.
6
Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to
complete the installation.
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7
An opportunity to designate a name for the printer will be provided during the installation procedure.
It is recommended that you restart your computer after installation.
Check that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 1100L printer icon is
displayed in the Printers dialog. To display the Printers dialog,
click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
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8
Eject the CD-ROM labeled Minolta/QMS PagePro 1100L
Printer Drivers from your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
This completes the installation of Minolta PagePro 1100L
printer driver.
To Install the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
Using the Add Printer Wizard
Turn on your computer and start up Windows 95 or Windows 98.
Insert the CD-ROM labeled Minolta/QMS PagePro 1100L
Printer Drivers into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
• When the initial screen appears, click Quit to close it.
3
4
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
5
After performing the steps under “To Install the PagePro 1100L
Printer Driver Using the Add Printer Wizard”, select Local
Printer if the printer is connected directly to your computer’s
parallel port or select Network Printer if the printer is connected
through a network.
6
Click Next.
Double-click the Add Printer icon.
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If you selected Network Printer in step 1 of this procedure,
specify the network path and the network printer you want to
use. If you selected Local Printer, skip this step.
8
9
Click Have Disk.
Click OK and then click Next.
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Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to
complete the installation.
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Browse to the CD-ROM drive and navigate to:
driver\win9x\Disk1. Next, click OK.
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Displaying the PagePro 1100L Printer
Driver Setup Dialog
Note
◆
The screen images below show the printer driver operating in a Windows
95 environment.
Click Start, point to Settings and then click Printers to display
the Printers dialog.
2
In the Printers dialog, click the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 1100L
printer icon.
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Select Properties from the File menu.
The following window appears.
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The printer driver provides you with control over a wide variety of
printer parameters from your computer. The following sections provide
an overview of the seven tabs of the printer driver’s Properties dialog.
The settings you make with the Properties dialog become the default
settings for the Minolta PagePro 1100L Printer Driver.
For instructions on diaplaying the printer driver setup dialog, see “Displaying the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver Setup Dialog” on page 4-14.
Common Buttons
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OK
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The buttons described below appear at the bottom of each tab.
Click to exit the Properties dialog without saving any changes made.
Click to exit the Properties dialog, saving any changes made.
Cancel
Apply
Click to save all changes without exiting the Properties dialog.
Help
Click to view online help.
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Paper
Paper Size
Your printer supports the following paper and media sizes:
Paper
Letter
8-1/2 × 11 in.
Legal
8-1/2 × 14 in.
Executive
7-1/4 × 10-1/2 in.
A4
210 × 297 mm
A5
148 × 210 mm
JIS B5
182 × 257 mm
Custom Paper
76 to 216 mm × 127 to 356 mm,
3 to 8-1/2 in. × 5 to 14 in.
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Envelopes
Monarch
3-7/8 × 7-1/2 in.
Com-10
4-1/8 × 9-1/2 in.
DL
110 × 220 mm
C5
162 × 229 mm
B5
176 × 250 mm
Important!
Only A4, Letter, JIS B5, Executive, or Legal can be selected as the paper
size when Tray2 is selected as the Paper Source.
Custom Paper
Click this button to display the Custom Paper dialog for defining the
dimensions of the Custom Size option of the Paper Size list.
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In the Width and Height boxes, type in the values you want to specify
or use the arrow buttons to change the values. You can also use the Unit
setting to select either inches or millimeters as the unit of measurement. When everything is the way you want, click OK to apply the new
dimensions to the Custom Size option of the Paper Size list.
Copies
Use this item to specify the number of copies of each page you want to
print. You can specify any value from 1 to 99.
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Paper Source
Use this setting to specify the tray that should be used to feed the specified size of paper into the printer. Paper sources include:
Tray1: This setting feeds paper from Tray1.
Tray2: This setting feeds paper from Tray2.
Manual: With manual feeding, you have to press the Proceed button
on the status display or printer control panel to start printing of each
document.
Scaling
Use this setting to control the size of the image on the printed page.
Type in the value you want to specify or use the arrow buttons to
change the value. You can specify a value within the range of 50%
(half the original size) to 200% (double the original size).
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This setting lets you control how the image is positioned on the printed
page.
Portrait: Portrait documents are printed lengthwise on the page.
Landscape: Landscape documents are printed widthwise on the page.
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Page Layout
Use Minolta PageWorks/Pro Print Manager
Check this option to turn on print spooling and enable the Manual
Duplex settings.
Manual Duplex
The Manual Duplex settings all appear dimmed until you check Use
Minolta PageWorks/Pro Print Manager. After checking Use Minolta
PageWorks/Pro Print Manager, use the Manual Duplex settings to
control printing on both sides of the paper and the binding edge of the
document.
Manual Duplex is available only when Tray1 is selected as the Paper
Source.
Off: This option turns off Manual Duplex and prints on only one side
of the paper.
Bind Long Edge: This setting prints on both side of paper such as
Book Style.
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Bind Short Edge: This setting prints on both side of paper such as
Calendar Style.
Booklet Left: This setting prints documents in book format, with the
second and third pages of the document facing each other.
Important!
◆
Booklet Left cannot be used in combination with N-up.
Booklet Right: This setting prints documents in book format, with the
binding on the right side.
Important!
Guide Paper: When Guide Paper is turned on (checked), a direction
guide paper is printed at the beginning of the first print run. The direction guide paper has an arrow that indicates the direction the paper
should be reinserted into the printer for the second run printing on the
reverse sides of the first run.
Note
◆
◆
Printing on both sides of the paper uses memory space on your computer’s hard disk drive.
Do not use special paper (transparencies, labels, envelopes, letterhead, or
thick paper) or manual feed with duplex printing.
Print Overlay
Print Overlay lets you overlay the image of the document you are
printing onto the image contained in another file. Check the Print
Overlay box to enable the settings described below.
File Name: Use this box to specify the path to the file whose image
onto which you want to overlay the document you are printing. If you
do not know the path, click Browse to display a Browse dialog for
specifying the file.
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First Page Only: Check this option when you want to overlay the
images on the first page of the print job only. The images are overlaid
on all the pages of the print job when this option is unchecked.
N-up
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The N-up settings let you print multiple document pages on a single
sheet of paper. Use the N-up box to select one of the following N-up
page configurations.
Off
One page per sheet
2-up
Two pages per sheet
4-up
Four pages per sheet
9-up
Nine pages per sheet
16-up
16 pages per sheet
Borderline
Checking this box causes a borderline to be printed around each of the
document pages. No borderline is printed when this box is unchecked.
Important!
◆
N-up cannot be used in combination with Booklet Left or Booklet Right.
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Details of N-up
Clicking the Details of N-up button inside the N-up settings area displays a dialog for specifying the order of document pages printed on
each sheet of paper. This button becomes enabled whenever you select
an N-up page configuration from 2-up to 16-up. It appears dimmed
while Off is selected.
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Horz. Ascending
This setting prints the first document page in the upper left
corner of the sheet, the second page to the right of the first,
and so on. The first document page of each subsequent row
is located on the left side of the sheet, underneath the first
page of the preceding row.
Horz. Descending
This setting prints the first document page in the upper right
corner of the sheet, the second page to the left of the first,
and so on. The first document page of each subsequent row
is located on the right side of the sheet, underneath the first
page of the preceding row.
Vert. Ascending
This setting prints the first document page in the upper left
corner of the sheet, the second page underneath the first,
and so on. The first document page of each subsequent column is located at the top of the sheet, to the right of the first
page of the preceding column.
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Vert. Descending
This setting prints the first document page in the upper right
corner of the sheet, the second page underneath the first,
and so on. The first document page of each subsequent column is located at the top of the sheet, to the left of the first
page of the preceding column.
Watermark
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Watermarks can be used to alert the reader to the nature of the content
of a document. Examples of often-used watermarks are: CONFIDENTIAL, DRAFT, URGENT, etc. Use the Watermark box to select the
watermark you want to use. Note that the only option available in this
list is (none) until you create your watermarks using the Edit Watermark button.
Note
◆
The Brightness, Contrast, and Resolution settings on the Quality tab
do not affect the watermark.
First Page Only
Checking this box causes the watermark to be printed on the first page
of the document only. The watermark is printed on all the pages of the
document when this box is unchecked. Note that this checkbox appears
dimmed when (none) is selected in the Watermark box.
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Edit Watermark
Clicking the Edit Watermark button inside the Watermark settings area
displays the Edit Watermark dialog for creating new watermarks and
editing existing watermarks. The following describes the settings you
can make on the Edit Watermark dialog.
Note that almost all of the settings on the Edit Watermark dialog
appear dimmed while (none) is selected in the list of watermark names
in the lower left corner of the dialog. To undim the settings, click Add
to create a new watermark or select a watermark name in the list for
editing.
Watermark
This list shows all of the currently available watermarks.
Every time you create a new watermark, its name appears in
this list. Note that you can have up to 30 watermarks in the
list.
Add
Click this button to add a new watermark with the default
name Watermark to the Watermarks list. After you add a
watermark, you can change its name and other default settings to create your own original watermark.
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Delete
Click this button to delete the watermark whose name is currently highlighted in the Watermarks list. Note that the delete
operation is performed as soon as you click the Delete button, and that the delete operation cannot be undone.
Because of this, you should make sure you really no longer
need the highlighted watermark before clicking this button.
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Watermark Name
Type in up to 72 characters for the name you want to assign
to the watermark whose current name is highlighted in the
Watermarks list.
String
Type in up to 72 characters for the content of the watermark.
Note that inputting a string that is too long to fit on the page
causes the ends of the string to be cut off.
Shading
Use this setting to set the relative darkness of the watermark
as 10% (lightest), 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% (darkest).
Style
Check one or both of the boxes to specify Italic and/or Bold
for the watermark.
Font
Use these settings to specify the typeface and point size of
the watermark text.
Angle
Use these settings to specify the angle of the watermark on
the paper. Selecting User Set undims the angle setting box,
which you can use to specify an angle value.
Position
Use these settings to specify the vertical and horizontal
positioning of the watermark on the paper. Selecting User
Set undims the Horizontal and Vertical boxes, which you can
use to specify relative positions off of the vertical and horizontal center points.
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After creating a watermark, click OK to save it as a bitmap file and add
its name to the Watermark list on the Page Layout tab.
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Quality
Resolution
This setting specifies the number of dots per inch (dpi).
600 dpi: Use this setting for high-resolution printing.
300 dpi: Use this setting for normal resolution printing.
Adjustment
Use these sliders to adjust the contrast and brightness of the graphic
images.
Contrast
Contrast is the relative difference between the lightest areas and darkest areas of an image. Dragging the slider to the right increases the contrast value, while dragging it to the left decreases contrast.
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Brightness
Use this slider to adjust the brightness of the image. Slide it to the right
to increase brightness or to the left to decrease brightness.
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Device Option
Input Option
Check this box when you have Tray2 installed on your printer. This
causes Tray2 to be added to the Paper Source box on the Paper tab. It
also changes the graphic on the left of the Device Option tab so it
shows the second tray.
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Uninstalling the Printer Driver
Uninstalling the Printer Driver
This section describes how to uninstall the PagePro 1100L Printer
Driver when necessary.
To Uninstall the PagePro 1100L Printer Driver
(Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0)
Click the Start button, point to Programs, then to Minolta
PageWorks_Pro 1100L, and then click Uninstall.
2
Click Yes to proceed with the uninstall operation or No to abort.
Note
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It is recommended that you restart your computer after uninstallation.
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Chapter 5
Using the Printer Console
Using the Printer Console
This program provides a single central location where you can change
configuration settings, and monitor and control print job.
Starting Up the Printer Console
This section describes how to start up the Printer Console.
To Start Up the Printer Console Under Windows 95,
Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0
Note
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The screen images below show the printer console operating in a Windows 95 environment.
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Using the Printer Console
Click the Start button, point to Programs, then to Minolta
PageWorks_Pro 1100L, and then click Printer Console.
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See online help for full details about using these menus to make settings.
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Using the Printer Console
◆
The screen images that appear in this section show the printer console in
a Windows 95 environment.
File Menu
Pause Printer
This command pauses printing so you can do something else. For
example, you can pause printing in order to cancel the print job from
the application.
Resume Printer
This command resumes printing after it has been paused. It can also be
used to recover from an error condition.
Add Document
This command displays the Open Print File dialog, which you can use
to add a print job to the list of queued jobs on the Printer Console
screen.
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Note
Chapter 5
This program provides a single central location where you can change
configuration settings, and monitor and control print jobs.
Using the Printer Console
Delete Document
This command deletes the print job whose name is highlighted in the
list of queued jobs on the Printer Console screen.
Exit
This command exits Printer Console.
Setting Menu
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Toner Saving
This command displays the Toner Saving dialog, which you can use to
turn toner saving on and off.
Turn Toner Saving on when you want to maximize toner cassette life.
Turn it off when you want to improve text and line art quality.
Density
This command displays the Density Setting dialog, which you can use
for fine control of the dot density of images.
Use the Density box to select one of the following settings: Extra
Light, Light, Medium Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, Extra
Dark.
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Media Type
This command displays the Media Type dialog, which you can use to
specify the type of paper or other medium to which you are printing.
Use the Media Type box to select one of the following settings: Plain
Paper, Thick Paper, Transparency, Envelope.
Turning on Fast Print reduces the amount of time required for the first
print to start, because the printer keeps the fuser at high temperature
while in the Ready mode.
Important!
◆
Use the Normal setting whenever if the printed paper is curled when it is
output by the printer.
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Fast Print
This command displays the Fast Print Setting dialog, which you can
use to switch between Fast Print and normal printing.
Using the Printer Console
Printer Setup
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This command displays the Properties dialog, which contains PagePro
1100L printer driver settings.
See the online help of the printer driver for details about how to use the
Properties dialog to control the output of the printer.
Status Report Option
This command displays the Status Report Options dialog, which you
can use to turn the following options on and off.
Minimize Status Display: When this option is turned on, the status
display does not appear when an error occurs during printing.
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Beep when a job is completed: Turning on this option causes your
computer to beep whenever at print job is completed without any error.
Beep when a job is deleted: Turning on this option causes your computer to beep whenever at print job is deleted with the Status display or
Printer Console.
DOS Printing Options
This command displays the DOS Printing Options dialog, which you
can use to make the following settings.
Printer Port: Use this box to select the port to which the printer is connected. Selecting NONE disables all printing functions. Note that the
hardware configuration of your computer determines the settings available to you in this box.
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Selecting NONE disables all printing functions.
Note that the hardware configuration of your computer determines the
settings available to you on this dialog box.
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Connect Port
This command displays the Connect Port dialog, which you can use to
specify the LPT port to which your printer is connected.
Using the Printer Console
Printing Mode: Use this box to specify either Enable PCL interpreter
(for spooling and rasterizing PCL4.5 data or ASCII text format data
from the DOS prompt for printing on the PagePro 1100L printer) or
Bypass PCL interpreter (to send data direct to the printer port).
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PCL Control Panel
This command displays the PCL Control Panel dialog, which you can
use to make settings for PCL printing from MS-DOS applications Windows 95.
The settings you make with the PCL Control Panel are valid for print
jobs sent to your local printer. The following describes the settings you
can make and the operations you can perform with the PCL Control
Panel.
Form Feed
Click this button to perform a form feed operation.
Some PCL files do not include a form feed (a command to
eject a page) at the end of the file, so if you are printing to a
conventional PCL printer, you have to click the form feed key
to see your output. If you selected Enable PCL interpreter for
Printing Mode on the DOS Printing Options dialog, you will
have to click this button to output the last page.
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Reset
Click this button to clear the current print job and any other
data waiting to be printer, and to send any changes you
made in the PCL Control Panel to the printer. The new settings take effect with the next print job.
Paper Source
Use this box to specify the source of the paper.
Paper Size
Use this box to specify the size of paper you are using.
Default Font
Use the settings in this area to specify the default font and
symbol set. You can select either Courier or Line Printer as
the default font.
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Orientation
Click the button for the orientation you want to use. The
graphic next to the buttons changes to show an image of the
current setting.
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Copies
Use this box to specify the number of copies of each page in
the range of 1 to 99.
Margins
Use the settings in this area to set the top, bottom, left, and
right margins. You can also select either inches or millimeters as the unit of measurement for the margin settings.
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Run Menu
Printing Test
This command displays the Printing Test dialog, which you can use to
select either of the following print tests.
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Print Configuration Page: Check this box when you want to print a
page that shows a variety of information about your computer and
printer configuration. Clicking OK on the Printing Test dialog while
this option is selected displays a screen of configuration information
and displays a message to confirm whether you actually want to print
it.
Print Demo Page: Check this box to print a demo page. Clicking OK
on the Printing Test dialog while this option is selected puts the demo
page directly into the print job queue without displaying a confirmation
message.
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Local Printer Status
This command displays the Status Display dialog, which shows the
status of your printer.
Note
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◆
See “Print Quality Problems” on page 7-10 for information on what to do
if the test page does not print correctly.
See “No Output” on page 7-15 for information on what to do if a test
page cannot be printed with the printer connected directly to the parallel
port of a computer running Windows 95 or Windows 98.
To Exit the Printer Console
■
To exit the Printer Console, use the Exit command from the File
menu.
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Use the instructions described in “Printing Test” on page 5-10 to print a
test page and see if the printer is working correctly. You can also print a
sheet that shows the current printer settings.
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To Print the Test Page from the Printer Console
Using the Status Display
Using the Status Display
The Status Display displays information about the current status of the
computer’s local printer.
Starting Up the Status Display
This section describes how to start up the Status Display, which keeps
you informed of the status of the printer at all times.
Important!
Before staring up the Status Display, make sure that the printer is connected to your computer and turned on.
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To Start Up the Status Display Under Windows 95,
Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0
Chapter 5
Click the Start button, point to Programs, then to Minolta
PageWorks_Pro 1100L, and then click Status Display.
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Proceed Button
Click this button to resume a print operation that has been paused due
to clicking of the Pause button, some operational error, etc. Note that
certain very serious operational errors cannot be recovered from by
clicking the Proceed button. This is indicated when the Proceed button appears dimmed on the Status Display.
Pause Button
Click this button to pause the current print operation. To resume printing, click the Proceed button.
Cancel Button
Click this button to cancel the current print operation.
View Menu
Expand/Reduce
Use these commands to select either the Status Display expanded view
or reduced view.
Exit
Select this command when you want to exit the Status Display.
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To Exit the Status Display
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To exit the Status Display, use the Exit command from the View
menu.
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Chapter 6
Maintenance
Maintenance
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Maintenance
Chapter 6
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
Each toner cartridge contains enough toner to produce about 6,000
A4/Letter-size prints. The toner cartridge that comes with the printer
is capable of producing approximately 3,000 A4/Letter-size prints.
This is calculated based on an average image density equivalent to a
black-to-white ratio of 5% or less. The actual number of pages
obtained from a toner cartridge depends on the image density of the
pages you print.
If printed images start to get light, remove the toner cartridge from
the printer, rock it back and forth a few times, and then replace it in the
printer. If this does not solve the problem, you likely need to replace
the toner cartridge with a new one.
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
printer.
2
Close the face-down tray.
Maintenance
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To Replace the Toner Cartridge
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Replacing the Toner Cartridge
3
Press the top cover release button and open the top cover gently.
2
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ATTENTION
◆
The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during
operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
Maintenance
Fusing unit
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4
Remove the old toner cartridge.
Note
◆
Remove the toner cartridge from the box it comes packed in.
Holding it firmly with both hands, rock it left and right, forward
and back in the directions indicated by the arrows in the illustration.
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The toner cartridge is made up of non-hazardous materials, and
can be disposed of freely. Check local regulations in your area
concerning disposal of such items.
The life span of the toner cartridge is dependent upon the mode
and application in which it is used.
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6
Holding onto the toner cartridge’s handle, lower it into the
printer.
Make sure that the four pins (two on each side) fit into the
grooves inside the printer.
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Color coordinated “2” labels have been affixed to the toner cartridge and to the inside of the printer. Install the toner cartridge
by aligning these labels.
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
The cartridge will click into place when it is completely
installed.
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Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
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2
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Replacing the Drum Cartridge
Replacing the Drum Cartridge
Each drum cartridge can produce about 20,000 A4/Letter-size prints.
The actual number of pages obtained from a drum cartridge depends
on the image density of the pages you print.
After about 20,000 A4/Letter-size prints, print images start to become
faint and blurred. If this happens, use the following procedure to
replace the drum cartridge with a new one.
To Replace the Drum Cartridge
Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord from the
printer.
2
Close the face-down tray.
Maintenance
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1
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Replacing the Drum Cartridge
Press the top cover release button and open the top cover gently.
2
1
◆
The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during
operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
Fusing unit
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Maintenance
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Remove the toner cartridge.
5
Remove the old drum cartridge.
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Note
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The drum cartridge is made up of non-hazardous materials, and
can be disposed of freely. Check local regulations in your area
concerning disposal of such items.
Replacing the Drum Cartridge
6
Remove the drum cartridge from the box it comes packed in.
Caution
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Install the drum cartridge into the printer, aligning the guides
of the cartridge with the grooves inside the printer.
Maintenance
7
If you do not plan to immediately install the drum cartridge
into the printer, cover it with a cloth to protect it against overexposure to light.
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Note
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Color coordinated “1” labels have been affixed to the drum cartridge and to the inside of the printer. Install the drum cartridge
by aligning these labels.
◆
Make sure the drum cartridge is inserted inside the printer as far
as it will go.
Replacing the Drum Cartridge
Holding onto the toner cartridge’s handle, lower it into the
printer.
Make sure that the four pins (two on each side) fit into the
grooves inside the printer.
Note
Color coordinated “2” labels have been affixed to the toner cartridge and to the inside of the printer. Install the toner cartridge
by aligning these labels.
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The cartridge will click into place when it is completely
installed.
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2
Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Printer
Dust, dirt, and paper debris on the outer surfaces and inside the printer
can interfere with printer performance. Clean the printer regularly.
ATTENTION
◆
The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
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◆
Use a soft cloth to clean the printer. Never use abrasives or corrosive
detergents.
Wait for at least 10 minutes after the printer has been turned off and make
sure that the fusing unit has cooled before cleaning the interior of the
printer.
Cleaning the Outside of the Printer
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Wipe the outside of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with a
neutral, household detergent.
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Note
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Fusing unit
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the paper feed roller
1
2
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
3
Press the top cover release button and open the top cover gently.
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Close the face-down tray.
Maintenance
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ATTENTION
◆
Remove the toner cartridge and the drum cartridge.
◆
Whenever you remove the drum cartridge from the printer,
immediately wrap it with a cloth to protect it against overexposure to light.
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Caution
Maintenance
4
The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during
operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
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5
Pull back on the cover that protects the paper feed roller
located at the bottom of the printer chamber.
Fusing unit
6
Use a soft cloth to wipe the paper feed roller.
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Cleaning the Printer
Reinstall the drum cartridge and toner cartridge. See “To
Replace the Drum Cartridge” on page 6-6 and “To Replace the
Toner Cartridge” on page 6-1 for details.
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Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
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Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Chapter 7
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Use the following procedure to remove the misfed paper inside the
printer.
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Troubleshooting
Inside the Printer
Close the face-down tray.
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2
Press the top cover release button and open the top cover gently.
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Clearing a Paper Misfeed
2
1
ATTENTION
◆
The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during
operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
Fusing unit
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Remove the toner cartridge and the drum cartridge.
Troubleshooting
3
Caution
◆
4
Whenever you remove the drum cartridge from the printer,
immediately wrap it with a cloth to protect it against overexposure to light.
Clear the paper misfeed using one of the following procedures
depending upon the location of the paper misfeed.
Caution
◆
Do not touch the image transfer roller.
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 7
In the Vicinity of the Drum Cartridge
• Pull the end of the paper that is visible straight out of the
printer.
At the Fusing Unit
• Pull the end of the paper that is visible straight out of the
printer.
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1
2
5
Reinstall the drum cartridge and toner cartridge. See “To
Replace the Drum Cartridge” on page 6-6 and “To Replace the
Toner Cartridge” on page 6-1 for details.
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Between the Drum Cartridge and the Fusing Unit
• If both the top and bottom edges of a misfed page are not
visible, pull the bottom of the page up to pull the bottom
edge out from under the paper feed roller. Then, grab the
bottom edge of the page and pull the rest of the page out
from behind the fusing unit.
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Clearing a Paper Misfeed
6
Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
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Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Face-Down Tray
1
Pull the misfed paper straight out of the printer.
2
After removing a misfed paper, be sure to open the top cover,
then close it again to reset the printer.
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Face-Up Tray (Option)
Pull the misfed paper straight out of the printer.
2
After removing a misfed paper, be sure to open the top cover,
then close it again to reset the printer.
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Tray1
1
Pull the misfed paper straight out of the printer.
2
After removing a misfed paper, be sure to open the top cover,
then close it again to reset the printer.
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Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Manual Feed Tray
1
Pull the misfed paper straight out of the printer.
2
After removing a misfed paper, be sure to open the top cover,
then close it again to reset the printer.
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Second Paper Cassette Unit (option)
Remove the cassette cover and pull out Tray2 from the second
paper cassette unit. Press down on the stack of paper until the
paper lifting plate locks.
2
Remove the stack of paper from the tray and pull the misfed
paper straight out of the printer.
3
After removing a misfed paper, be sure to open the top cover,
then close it again to reset the printer.
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Print Quality Problems
Print Quality Problems
The following provides information on most print quality problems
you might encounter. If the advice provided here does not solve your
problem, contact your dealer.
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Blank pages
The toner cartridge may be
running out of
toner.
Remove the toner cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge.
See “To Replace the Toner
Cartridge” on page 6-1 for
details.
The toner cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge
and check it for damage.
Replace the toner cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Toner Cartridge” on page
6-1 for details.
The toner cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge
and check it for damage.
Replace the toner cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Toner Cartridge” on page
6-1 for details.
Your printer may
require servicing.
Contact your dealer.
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Cause
Remedy
Printout too light
The Density setting of the
printer console
may be too light,
or the Toner
Save setting is
set to On.
Change the setting and try
printing again.
The toner cartridge may be
running out of
toner.
Remove the toner cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge.
See “To Replace the Toner
Cartridge” on page 6-1 for
details.
The toner cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge
and check it for damage.
Replace the toner cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Toner Cartridge” on page
6-1 for details.
The toner cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge
and check it for damage.
Replace the toner cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Toner Cartridge” on page
6-1 for details.
The Density setting of the
printer console
may be too
dark.
Change the setting and try
printing again.
Printout too
dark
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Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Blurred background
The toner cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the toner cartridge
and check it for damage.
Replace the toner cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Toner Cartridge” on page
6-1 for details.
Uneven print
density
The toner may
be unevenly distributed inside
the toner cartridge.
Remove the toner cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge.
See “To Replace the Toner
Cartridge” on page 6-1 for
details.
The drum cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the drum cartridge
and check it for damage.
Replace the drum cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Drum Cartridge” on page
6-6 for details.
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Cause
Remedy
Irregularities
The paper may
have absorbed
some moisture
due to high
humidity or
because of
direct contact
with water.
Since toner will not adhere
well to wet paper, replace the
paper you are using with dry
paper and try printing again.
White or black
line
The toner cartridge or drum
cartridge may
be defective.
Remove the cartridges and
check them for damage.
Replace cartridges if necessary. See “To Replace the
Toner Cartridge” on page 6-1
or “To Replace the Drum
Cartridge” on page 6-6 for
details.
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Symptom
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Print Quality Problems
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Toner smudges
The toner may
be unevenly distributed inside
the toner cartridge.
Remove the toner cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
If the problem persists,
replace the toner cartridge.
See “To Replace the Toner
Cartridge” on page 6-1 for
details.
The toner cartridge or drum
cartridge may
be defective.
Remove the cartridges and
check them for damage.
Replace the drum cartridge if
necessary. See “To Replace
the Toner Cartridge” on page
6-1 or “To Replace the Drum
Cartridge” on page 6-6 for
details.
The paper feed
roller is dirty.
Clean the paper feed roller.
See “Cleaning the paper feed
roller” on page 6-14 for
details.
If problems persist, contact
your dealer.
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Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Failure to produce output
There is a communications
problem
between the
printer and your
computer.
Check printer cable type
against the specifications in
“Interface Connector and
Cable” on page 8-5.
Note
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◆
◆
When check the cable
type, make sure that the
printer and the computer
you are connecting it to
are both turned off.
When connecting your
computer to the parallel
connector on the printer,
we recommend using an
IEEE1284 Type B-compliant interface cable.
Be sure to exit Status Display before connecting
the computer to the
printer using a parallel
cable.
If problems persist, contact
your dealer.
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No Output
Chapter 7
Print Quality Problems
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
Check computer’s communication ports settings.
Refer to the documentation
that comes with your computer and check if its current
communications port settings
are correct.
If problems persist, contact
the manufacturer of the your
computer or the retailer from
whom you purchased it to
verify correct communication
port settings.
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Print Quality Problems
If the printer is connected
directly to the parallel port of
a computer running Windows
95 or Windows 98, either
remove the Drvwppqt.vxd file
from the folder C:\Windows\System\Iosubsys or
change the file’s name (for
example, to "Drvwppqt.old").
However, if a tape backup
device is connected to the
parallel port, do not perform
the operation mentioned
above.
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The two indicator lights on the printer’s control panel turn on, turn off,
or blink in fixed patterns to let you know the current status of the
printer. Refer to the following sections for descriptions of each indicator light pattern and the action you need to take when it occurs.
Error (amber)
indicator
Ready (green)
indicator
Off
On
Blinking
Indicator Light Patterns
The following are the three types of indicator light patterns produced
on the control panel.
1. Standard status pattern
Shows the current printer status.
2. Operator call pattern
The printer stops processing and goes offline when this message is
shown.
3. Call for service pattern
This pattern is shown when the printer detects a mechanical problem that requires service by an authorized technical representative.
Call your dealer if this message is shown.
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Troubleshooting
Indicator Lights (Printer Messages)
Chapter 7
Indicator Lights (Printer Messages)
Troubleshooting
Chapter 7
Indicator Lights (Printer Messages)
Note
◆
You can find out details of the printer’s status by checking the information that appears on your computer screen (see “Starting Up the Status
Display” on page 5-12).
Standard Status Patterns
Indicators
Description
Description
Power is off.
Printer is ready.
Warming up
Power on initial
setting.
Receiving data.
Processing
data.
Printing
(Slow blinking)
Power save
Mode.
7-18
Indicators
Indicator Lights (Printer Messages)
Description
Action
Top cover is open.
Close the top cover.
Paper misfeed.
Clear the misfeed and
continue printing.
Out of paper.
Load paper onto the
paper feed tray.
Paper of the wrong size
was fed into the printer.
Load paper of the
appropriate size onto
the paper feed tray and
continue printing.
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Troubleshooting
Indicators
Chapter 7
Operator Call Patterns
Troubleshooting
Chapter 7
Indicator Lights (Printer Messages)
Call for Service Patterns
Whenever any of the indicator light patterns shown below appears, try
turning the printer off and then back on again. If the problem persists,
contact your dealer.
Indicators
7-20
Description
Action
Engine communication
error.
Controller error.
Engine error.
Turn off the printer and
contact your dealer.
Chapter 8
Specifications
8Chapter
Specifications
8
Specifications
Chapter 8
PagePro 1100L Printer
Desktop laser beam printer
Print system:
Electrostatic dry powder imaging system
Exposure system:
Laser diode + polygon mirror scanning
Resolution:
600 × 600 dpi, 300 × 300 dpi
Print speed:
10 pages per minute (A4/Letter-size
print)
First print:
Within 19 seconds (A4/Letter-size
print)
Warm-up time:
23 seconds or less
Paper sizes:
Standard size: A4, A5, JIS B5, Letter,
Legal, Executive
Commercial 10, Monarch, DL, C5, and
B5 envelopes
Non standard size: Widths: 76 mm to
216 mm (3 in. to 8-1/2 in.), Lengths:
127 mm to 356 mm (5 in. to 14 in.)
Media:
Plain paper: 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24
lbs.)
Recycled paper: 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to
24 lbs.)
Thick paper: 90 to 163 g/m2 (24 to 431/4 lbs.)
Transparencies, Letterhead, Labels,
Envelopes
Paper feeding:
Tray1(Multipurpose tray), Manual feed
tray, Tray2 (Second cassette)(option)
Input capacity:
Tray1 (Multipurpose tray): 150 sheets
Specifications
Type:
Chapter 8
PagePro 1100L Printer
8-1
Specifications
Chapter 8
PagePro 1100L Printer
Output capacity:
Face-down tray: 100 sheets
Face-up tray: 20 sheets
Operating temperature:
10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) with fluctuation of 10°C (18°F) per hour
Operating humidity:
15% to 85% with fluctuation of 20% per
hour
Toner cartridge life:
6,000 A4/Letter-size prints (black-towhite ratio of 5% or less)
The toner cartridge that comes with the
printer is capable of producing approximately 3,000 A4/Letter-size prints.
Drum cartridge life:
20,000 A4/Letter-size prints (black-towhite ratio of 5% or less)
Power supply:
220–240 V at 50–60 Hz
Power consumption:
700 W or less
Amperage:
3.0 A or less (220 V)
Interface:
Centronics Parallel (IEEE 1284/ECP)
CPU:
Mitsubishi M38073M4 12MHz
Standard memory:
4 MB
Options:
Second paper cassette unit, Face-up
tray
8-2
PagePro 1100L Printer
262 mm (10-1/4 in.)
Width:
361 mm (14-1/4 in.)
Depth:
283 mm (11-1/4 in.)
Weight:
Approximately 7 kg (15-1/2 lbs.)
Specifications
Height:
Chapter 8
External dimensions and weight (without second paper
cassette unit)
8-3
Second Paper Cassette Unit (Option)
Paper cassette:
Standard equipped: A4
Option: Letter, JIS B5, Legal, Executive
Chapter 8
Media:
Plain paper: 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24
lbs.)
Recycled paper: 60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to
24 lbs.)
Specifications
Second Paper Cassette Unit (Option)
Paper feeding system:
One-way system (multi-feed tray)
Input capacity:
Up to 500 sheets
External dimensions and weight (without paper cassette):
Height:
125 mm (5 in.)
Width:
361 mm (14-1/4 in.)
Depth:
323 mm (12-3/4 in.)
Weight:
Approximately 4 kg (8-4/5 lbs.)
8-4
Interface Connector and Cable
Interface Connector and Cable
Parallel 36-pin connector (printer)
EIA 25-pin connector (computer)
Cable type:
Shielded. Each signal and ground pair
should be twisted.
Pin assignments:
IEEE 1284 type-B connector
Note
◆
Minolta does not warrant the use of any particular cable. The user
assumes all responsibility as to the quality and performance of the cable.
8-5
Specifications
Connectors:
Chapter 8
Be sure to use only a parallel interface cable that meets the specifications described below.
Specifications
Chapter 8
MEMO
Appendix
Glossary
Glossary
A
Appendix A
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to Minolta/QMS printers.
application
A software program that performs a particular function, such as
generating graphics or spreadsheets.
bitmap
A text character or graphic image that is defined by a pattern of dots.
click
To press and release a mouse button quickly. Often used to select an
object. SEE double-click.
control panel
A bank of indicators that show the current status of the printer.
default
Settings that are preset in the absence of user-specified settings.
dialog box
A box that appears in order for the user to input information or
settings required for the printer to operate.
display
What appears upon the screen of the computer.
dpi
Acronym for dots per inch. Refers to the resolution that the printer
can produce through the measure of dots printed per inch.
A-1
Glossary
base weight
SEE paper basis weight.
Appendix A
ASCII
Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
Glossary
double-click
Pressing a mouse button twice in quick succession while keeping the
mouse in place. Often used to open a dialog or enable a function.
SEE click.
Glossary
Appendix A
drum cartridge
A part of the printer that picks up toner particles after they have been
charged by the laser and then transfers the toner to the paper.
face-down tray
This tray receives the printed documents, face down, as they are
outputted from the printer. The tray can hold up to 100 sheets of
paper.
face-up tray
This tray receives the printed documents, face up, as they are
outputted from the printer. The tray can hold up to 20 sheets of
paper.
face-up/face-down selection switch
This switch is used to specify the facing (output) direction of
documents as they are output from the printer. When the optional
Face up tray is installed, the position of this switch determines
whether documents are output from the printer facing up (to Face-up
tray) or facing down (to Face-down tray).
500-Sheet Second Cassette
SEE Tray 2.
fusing unit
A part of the printer that fixes the toner image onto the paper.
gray scale
A series of shades ranging from black to white used to add detail to
photo or scanned images, etc.
halftone
A printing technique using a pattern of dots to compose an image.
Also known as dithering.
A-2
Glossary
icon
A graphic image on the screen that represents an element.
laser printer
A high-resolution peripheral used to print text and graphics onto
paper or other media. A rotating mirror is used to reflect laser beams
onto a photosensitive drum; the image of the page is then transferred
via electrostatic charged toner. The final image is fused onto a piece
of charged paper using heat as it is rolled against the drum, setting
the toner onto the paper (or other media).
Glossary
manual feed tray
An external bay for loading paper into the printer manually.
Appendix A
image transfer roller
The part inside a page printer that transfers the image from the
photoconductive drum to the paper.
N-up printing
A series of printer settings that produces multiple, reduced
documents on one sheet of paper.
off line
A state in which the printer cannot receive data or perform any other
operation.
on line
A state in which the printer can receive data and operate.
operating system
A program or group of programs that control the functions of the
computer and its peripheral devices such as the printer.
paper basis weight
The standard for specifying paper weight. The metric standard,
applicable to all grades of paper is gm/m2. The U.S. system for basis
weight varies according to the grade of paper and is based upon a
500 sheet ream. The measurement of weight in the U.S. is pounds.
paper feed roller
A rolling mechanism that carries the paper through the various
functions of the printer during the printing process.
A-3
Glossary
paper guide(s)
Left and right sliding, adjustable holders that secure the paper onto
the paper tray.
paper support
A expansion tray for long-sized paper to be placed on the Tray 1.
Glossary
Appendix A
parallel interface
An output/input port utilizing multiple data circuitry.
parallel interface connector
A connector that enables the transfer of data between the printer and
the computer.
peripheral device
Any device that can be attached to the computer, such as a printer.
power cord socket
Connects the power cord and the printer.
power switch
Turns power to the printer on and off.
printer
A peripheral device that outputs data from a computer onto paper or
other media.
Printer Console
An application that manages the print queue and the printer settings.
printer driver
A software file that manages commands to the printer.
output tray
SEE face down tray and face up tray.
RAM
Acronym for random-access memory.
resolution
SEE dpi.
ROM
Acronym for read only memory.
A-4
Glossary
second paper cassette unit
A tray unit that feeds an additional 500 sheets of paper to the printer.
toner
Ink in the form of a plastic powder that is contained in a cartridge.
top cover release button
This button releases the hinge that locks the cover of the printer.
SEE top cover.
Tray1
A tray that can hold up to 150 sheets of paper for feeding into the
printer.
Tray2
Five types of Tray2 cassettes can be installed into the second paper
cassette unit (SEE second paper cassette unit). Each cassette can
hold up 500 sheets of one of the following paper sizes: A4, B5,
Legal, Letter and Executive.
watermark
A superimposed line of text or graphic upon a printed document.
A-5
Glossary
top cover
A cover attached to the printer that swings open by pressing a
release button. Opening the cover provides easy access to the
interior of the printer to perform basic maintenance procedures
including the installation and replacement of toner/drum cartridges
as well as clearing paper misfeeds.
Appendix A
toner cartridge
A tube shaped cartridge containing toner powder that is used during
the printing process.
Glossary
Appendix A
MEMO
Appendix
Index
Index Appendix B
B
Index Appendix B
C
Cassette cover 1-4
Cleaning the printer 6-13
outside of the printer 6-13
paper feed roller 6-14
Clearing a paper misfeed
face-down tray 7-6
face-up tray 7-7
inside the printer 7-1
manual feed tray 7-8
second paper cassette unit
7-9
Tray1 7-8
Computer
connecting to a computer
I
Indicator lights 7-17
Indicators
Error (amber) indicator
1-5, 7-17
indicator lights patterns 7-17
Ready (green) indicator
1-5, 7-17
Interface cable 8-5
Interface connector 8-5
L
Loading paper
manual loading 3-8
onto Tray1 3-6
onto Tray2 3-11
Location for the printer 2-1
M
Maintenance Chapter 6
Manual feed tray 1-2
N
No output 7-15
O
Options 2-16
Output directing (printed side
up or down) 3-15
P
Page Layout tab 4-20
Paper
size 3-2
type 3-1
Paper guide 1-2
Paper support 1-2
Paper tab 4-17
Parallel interface connector
2-14
system requirements 4-2
Control panel 1-2, 1-5
D
Device Option tab 4-28
Drum cartridge 1-3
replacing the drum cartridge
6-6
F
G
Face-down tray 1-2
Face-up/Face-down selection
switch 1-2
Face-up tray 1-4, 2-19
Features 1-1
Fusing unit 1-3
Grounding 2-4
1-2
B-1
Index Appendix B
Index
Index
Power cord
connecting the power cord
S
2-11
Index Appendix B
power cord socket 1-2
Power source 2-3
Power switch 1-2
Precautions 2-1, 2-5
Printable area 3-4
Printer 8-1
Printer console 5-1
starting up the printer console 5-1
using the printer console 5-3
Printer driver
displaying the setup dialog
4-14
installing under Windows
95/Windows 98/Windows
NT 4.0 4-3
uninstalling the printer driver
5-12
using the status display 5-14
T
6-1
4-29
1-2
Printer supplies 2-7
Print quality problems 7-10
B-2
Quality tab 4-27
Test Page 5-11
Toner cartridge 1-3
replacing the toner cartridge
Top cover 1-3
Top cover release button 1-2
Tray1 (multipurpose tray) 1-2
Tray2 (500-sheet second cassette) 1-4
Troubleshooting Chapter 7
using the printer driver 4-16
Printer parts and accessories
Q
Safety Information i
Second paper cassette unit
1-4, 2-16, 8-4
Setting-up 2-11
Space requirements
printer 2-2
with face-up tray 2-19
with second paper cassette
unit 2-16
Specifications Chapter 8
Status display 5-12
starting up the status display
U
Unpacking 2-8
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