Printer Manual
FAX-2900
FAX-3800
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Table of Contents
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Printer Driver Settings (For Windows® Only) ............................. 1-1
Download the Brother Printer Driver......................................... 1-1
Features in the Printer Driver (For Windows® 95/98/Me and
Windows NT® 4.0 Users) ....................................................... 1-1
Basic Tab.................................................................................... 1-2
Paper Size ............................................................................ 1-3
Multiple Page....................................................................... 1-3
Border Line.......................................................................... 1-3
Orientation........................................................................... 1-3
Copies .................................................................................. 1-3
Collate.................................................................................. 1-4
Media Type.......................................................................... 1-4
Advanced Tab ............................................................................ 1-5
Print Quality (*1)................................................................. 1-5
Resolution ....................................................................... 1-5
Toner Save ...................................................................... 1-5
Print Setting
(For Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me Users Only)............ 1-6
Duplex Printing (*2)............................................................ 1-6
Manual Duplex................................................................ 1-6
Binding Offset................................................................. 1-6
Watermark (*3) ................................................................... 1-7
Print Watermark.............................................................. 1-7
In Background................................................................. 1-7
Watermark Text .............................................................. 1-8
Watermark Bitmap.......................................................... 1-8
Position ........................................................................... 1-8
Page Setting (*4) ................................................................. 1-9
Device Options (*5) .......................................................... 1-10
Quick Print Setup .............................................................. 1-11
Administrator
(For Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me Users Only) .............. 1-11
Print Date & Time ............................................................. 1-12
Support ..................................................................................... 1-13
Brother Solutions Center ................................................... 1-13
Web Update ....................................................................... 1-13
Check Setting..................................................................... 1-13
Features in the Printer Driver (For Windows® 2000) .............. 1-14
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General Tab ....................................................................... 1-14
Printing Preferences ...................................................... 1-14
Layout Tab......................................................................... 1-15
*1 Orientation ............................................................... 1-15
*2 Pages Per Sheet ........................................................ 1-16
Paper/Quality Tab.............................................................. 1-16
*1 Paper Source ............................................................ 1-16
*2 Media ....................................................................... 1-17
Advanced Options......................................................... 1-17
*1 Paper /Output ........................................................... 1-17
*2 Graphic..................................................................... 1-18
*3 Document Options ................................................... 1-18
Device Settings Tab (Not Available)................................. 1-19
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Using Brother Machine as a Printer.............................................. 2-1
Printing from Your PC ............................................................... 2-1
Multi-purpose Sheet Feeder ................................................ 2-1
Two-Sided Printing (Manual Duplex)................................. 2-2
Loading Envelopes in Multi-purpose Sheet Feeder ............ 2-3
Paper Tray ........................................................................... 2-3
Simultaneous Printing/Faxing .................................................... 2-3
Choosing Acceptable Paper........................................................ 2-4
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Printer Driver Settings
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(For Windows® Only)
Download the Brother Printer Driver
You can download the Brother Printer Driver to use the FAX as a printer.
A Printer Driver is software that translates data from the format used by a
computer into the format required by a particular printer ; it uses a printer
command language or page description language.
Features in the Printer Driver (For Windows®
95/98/Me and Windows NT® 4.0 Users)
Note
The screens shown in this section are from Windows® 98. The screens on your
PC may vary depending on your Windows® Operating System.
For more detailed information, please see the on-line Help in the printer driver.
PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
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Basic Tab
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*2
*1 Select the Paper size, Multiple Page and Orientation.
*2 Select number of Copies and Media Type.
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Paper Size
From the drop-down box select the Paper Size you are using.
Multiple Page
The Multiple Page selection can reduce the image size of a page allowing
multiple pages to be printed on one sheet of paper or can enlarge the image size
for printing one page on multiple sheets of paper.
Ex. 4 in 1
Ex. 1 in 2 × 2 pages
Border Line
When printing multiple pages on one sheet using the Multiple Page feature, you
can choose to have a solid border, dashed border or no border around each page
on the sheet.
Orientation
Orientation selects the position of how your document will be printed (Portrait
or Landscape).
Portrait
Landscape
Copies
The copies selection sets the number of copies that will be printed.
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Collate
The collate selection is active if more than one copy is selected. With the collate
check box selected, one complete copy of your document will be printed and
then repeated for the number of copies you selected. If the collate check box is
not selected, each page will be printed for all the copies selected before the next
page in the document is printed.
Collate box checked
Collate box not checked
Media Type
You can use the following types of media in your printer. For the best print
quality, select the type of media you wish to use.
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Plain Paper
Thin Paper
Thick Paper
Thicker Paper
Bond Paper
Transparencies
When using ordinary plain paper, select Plain Paper. When using heavier
weight paper, envelopes or rough paper, select Thick Paper or Thicker Paper.
For bond paper, select Bond Paper ; for OHP transparencies, select
Transparencies.
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Advanced Tab
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*1
Change the tab settings by selecting one of the following icons:
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*2
*3
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*5
Print Quality
Duplex Printing
Watermark
Page Setting
Device Option
Print Quality (*1)
Resolution
You can change the resolution as follows:
■ 300 dpi
■ 600 dpi
Toner Save
You can save running costs by turning on the Toner Save Mode, which reduces
the print density.
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Print Setting (For Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me Users Only)
Print Setting is used for optimizing your print quality for the type of document
being printed (Photos, Graphics or Scanned Images). When you choose Auto
(Recommended), the printer automatically uses the most suitable print settings.
With the Print Setting set to Manual, you can change the Brightness, Contrast
and Graphics Quality options manually.
Duplex Printing (*2)
Choosing the Duplex Printing icon displays the Manual Duplex features
available.
Manual Duplex
Check the Manual Duplex box. There are six types of duplex directions available
for each orientation. In this mode, the FAX prints all the even numbered pages
first. Then the printer driver stops and shows the instructions required to re-install
the paper. When you click OK the odd numbered pages are printed.
Binding Offset
Check the Binding Offset option, you can specify the offset value of the binding
side in inches or millimeters (0 - 8 inches) [0 - 203.2 mm].
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Watermark (*3)
You can place a logo or text into your document as a Watermark by using a
bitmap file as your source file or selecting one of the preset Watermarks.
Print Watermark
The Print Watermark feature offers printing choices of:
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On all pages
On first page only
From second page
Custom
In Background
With the In background feature checked the Watermark will print behind your
document on the page. If this feature is not checked then the Watermark will
print on top of your document.
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You can change the size and the position of the Watermark on the page by
selecting the Watermark and clicking the Edit button. If you want to add a new
Watermark, click the New button and select Text or Bitmap from the Watermark
Style.
Watermark Text
Enter your Watermark text into the Text Box and select the Font, Size, Darkness
and Style.
Watermark Bitmap
Enter the file name and location of your bitmap image in the File box or Browse
for the file location. You can also set the Scaling size of the image.
Position
The position settings offer controls on where the Watermark will be positioned
on the page.
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Page Setting (*4)
You can change the print size of your document with the Scaling feature.
1 Check Off if you want to print the document as it appears on your screen.
2 Check Fit to Paper Size if your document has an unusual size or if you have
only the standard size paper.
3 Check Free if you want to reduce or enlarge the output.
You can also use the Mirror or Reverse Print feature for your page setting.
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Device Options (*5)
Set one of the following Printer Functions:
■ Quick Print Setup
■ Administrator (For Windows® 95/98/98SE Me Users Only)
■ Print Date & Time
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Quick Print Setup
The Quick Print Setup feature allows you to quickly select driver settings. To
view settings, simply click your mouse button on the task tray icon. This feature
can be set to ON or OFF from the Device Options section.
Administrator
(For Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me Users Only)
The Administrator selection permits the Copy, Scaling and Watermark features
to be locked and password protected.
Note
Record your password and keep it in a safe place for future reference. If you
forget your password these settings can not be accessed.
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Print Date & Time
When enabled, the Print Date and Time feature will automatically print the date
and time on your document from your computer’s system clock.
Click the Setting button to change the Date and Time Format, Position and Font.
To include a background with the Date and Time, select Opaque. When Opaque
is selected you can set the Darkness of the Date and Time background by
changing the percentage.
Note
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The Date and Time indicated in the selection box represents the format that will
be printed. The actual Date and Time printed on your document is
automatically retrieved from the settings of your computer.
PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Support
The Support Tab provides driver version and setting information. In addition
there are links to the Brother Solutions Center and Driver Update Web sites.
Brother Solutions Center
The Brother Solutions Center is a Web site offering information about your
Brother product including FAQ’s, User Guides, Driver Updates and Tips for
using your machine.
Web Update
Web Update checks the Brother web site for updated drivers and automatically
downloads and updates the driver on your computer.
Check Setting
The Check Setting selection displays a list of your current drivers settings.
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Features in the Printer Driver (For Windows® 2000)
The Windows® 2000 printer driver utilizes Microsoft’s uni-driver architecture. The
following section describes the driver features and selections available for Windows®
2000.
General Tab
Printing Preferences
In the General tab, click the Printing Preferences... button to access the Layout
tab.
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Layout Tab
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*2
*1 Orientation
Select the Orientation, which is how your document will be positioned on the
paper (Portrait or Landscape).
Portrait
Landscape
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*2 Pages Per Sheet
You can select 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 or 16 pages to be printed on one sheet of paper. The
image of each page will be reduced as needed to fit on the paper.
2 in 1
4 in 1
Paper/Quality Tab
*1
*2
*1 Paper Source
The paper source is set to “Automatically Select” because the FAX will select
the appropriate paper source for you.
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
*2 Media
For the best print quality, select the type of media you are using:
■ Regular
■ Thick Paper
■ Thicker Paper
■ Transparency
When using ordinary plain paper, select Regular. When using heavier weight
paper, envelopes, or rough paper, select Thick Paper or Thicker Paper. For OHP
transparencies, select Transparency.
Advanced Options
Click the Advanced... button in the Paper/Quality tab to access the screen
below:
*1
*2
*3
*1 Paper /Output
Paper Size – Select the paper size of the document you are printing. This size
should be the same as the paper size that is set in your application software.
Copy Count – Type the number of copies you want.
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*2 Graphic
Print Quality – You can change the resolution as follows:
■ 600 × 600 dots per inch
■ 300 × 300 dots per inch
*3 Document Options
Advanced Printing Features – You can Enable or Disable Advanced Printing
Features from this selection. If you disable it, Page Order, Pages Per Sheet,
Copy and Collate will be disabled.
Halftoning – This selection is for changing the dither pattern to achieve the best
print results when printing graphics. The choices are as follows:
■ Auto Select
■ Super Cell
■ Dither 6 × 6
■ Dither 8 × 8
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PRINTER DRIVER SETTINGS (FOR WINDOWS® ONLY)
Device Settings Tab (Not Available)
Form To Tray Assignment – The paper size is displayed. If you want to change
the paper size, click the Advanced button in the Paper/Quality tab, and then
select another paper size.
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Using Brother Machine as a
Printer
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Printing from Your PC
Multi-purpose Sheet Feeder
The FAX’s multi-purpose sheet feeder can feed plain paper, envelopes, and
organizer paper. When the FAX receives data from your computer, it begins the
print process by loading paper from the multi-purpose sheet feeder.
■ Select the print command from your PC.
Your PC sends a print command and data to the FAX. If there are more pages,
the FAX begins to print the next page automatically.
You may select the paper source, paper size, and orientation in your application
software.
If your application software does not support your custom paper size, select the next
larger paper size. Then adjust the print area by changing the left and right margins in
your application software.
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USING BROTHER MACHINE AS A PRINTER
Two-Sided Printing (Manual Duplex)
The supplied printer drivers for Windows® 95/98/98SE/Me and Windows NT®
Workstation Version 4.0 support manual duplex printing. (For more
information, see the Help screen for the printer driver.)
The FAX prints all the even-numbered pages on one side of the paper first.
Then, the Windows® driver instructs you (with a pop-up message) to reinsert the
paper. Before reinserting the paper, straighten it well or you may get a paper
jam. Very thin or very thick paper is not recommended. If the paper “doublefeeds” (sends two sheets at once), hold the stack of paper except for the front
sheet while the paper is feeding.
When you use manual duplexing, it is possible that a paper jam may occur or the
printer quality might not be satisfactory.
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Loading Envelopes in Multi-purpose Sheet Feeder
You can load up to 10 envelopes into the multi-purpose sheet feeder. Press down
and hold the blue lever on the right as you load the envelopes and slide the paper
guides to fit. Make sure envelopes are inserted in the direction shown below.
Load the envelopes
with the lever down.
Paper Tray
The FAX ejects paper with printed surfaces face down into the paper tray at the
front of the machine. When you use transparencies, remove each sheet
immediately after printing to prevent a paper jam or curled sheets.
Simultaneous Printing/Faxing
Your FAX can print data from your computer while sending or receiving a fax
or while scanning information into the computer. However, when the FAX is
copying or receiving a fax on paper, it pauses the PC printing operation and then
resumes when copying or fax receiving is finished. Fax Sending continues
during PC printing.
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USING BROTHER MACHINE AS A PRINTER
Choosing Acceptable Paper
We recommend that you test paper, especially special sizes and types, on the
FAX before purchasing large quantities.
■ Avoid feeding labels with carrier sheets exposed, or your FAX will be damaged.
■ Avoid using coated paper, such as vinyl coated paper.
■ Avoid using preprinted or highly textured paper.
■ For optimum printing use a recommended type of paper, especially plain paper
and transparencies. For more information on paper specifications, consult your
nearest Brother authorized sales representative or the place where you
purchased your FAX.
■ Use labels or transparencies that are designed for use in laser printers.
■ For the best print quality we recommend that you use long-grained paper.
■ You can use recycled paper in this FAX.
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