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Color StyleWriter 2500
Setting up, connecting, and using your printer
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Contents
Communications regulation information
Welcome
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1 Setting Up Your Printer
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Important safety instructions
Unpacking the printer
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Power Macintosh users and Virtual Memory
Plugging in the printer
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Turning the printer on and off
Installing the ink cartridge
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Connecting the printer to your Macintosh
Loading paper into the sheet feeder
Installing your printer software
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Telling your computer to use the Color StyleWriter 2500
Printing a document to make sure everything’s working
Checking the print nozzles
What’s next?
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2 Printing
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Planning documents with the Color StyleWriter 2500 in mind
Loading the sheet feeder
Printing a document
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Adjusting color options
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Creating special effects on the Color StyleWriter 2500
Switching between printers
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Creating, throwing away, and manipulating desktop printer icons
Determining the status of a printer by looking at its icon
Printing while you use your computer
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Monitoring and controlling background printing
Sharing your printer with other users
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Printing on a shared Color StyleWriter 2500
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Connecting a Color StyleWriter 2500 to a LocalTalk or
EtherTalk network
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3 Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost
Choosing print materials
Quality
Speed
Cost
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4 Maintaining Your Printer
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Replacing ink tanks in the four-color ink cartridge
Replacing the ink cartridge
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Storing the ink cartridge you aren’t using
Cleaning the outside of the printer
Cleaning the inside of the printer
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5 Troubleshooting
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Safety precautions
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The Chooser doesn’t show the Color SW 2500 icon
Installation is unsuccessful
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The computer crashes while attempting to print
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The computer doesn’t recognize the Color StyleWriter 2500
Desktop printer icon problems
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A PowerBook has trouble printing to the Color StyleWriter 2500
The lights indicate a problem
The printer seems slow
Paper is jammed
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More than one piece of paper passes through the printer at a time
Paper or envelopes feed improperly
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The Color StyleWriter 2500 won’t print a particular document
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The printer acts as if it’s working, but nothing is printed on the page
Messages appear on your computer screen
Memory is low
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Documents did not print as expected
Print quality is poor
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Ink tanks and cartridges run out of ink too quickly
Appendix A Technical Information
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Appendix D Working With ColorSync
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Appendix E Printing with QuickDraw GX
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Appendix F Removing the Desktop Printing Software
Appendix G Packing and Moving the Printer
Index
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Appendix B Using Fonts With the Color StyleWriter 2500
Appendix C Font List
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Communications regulation information
FCC statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. See instructions if interference to
radio or television reception is suspected.
Radio and television interference
The equipment described in this manual generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency
energy. If it is not installed and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Apple’s
instructions—it may cause interference with radio and television reception.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device
in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These specifications are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
You can determine whether your computer system is causing interference by turning it off. If
the interference stops, it was probably caused by the computer or one of the peripheral devices.
If your computer system does cause interference to radio or television reception, try to correct
the interference by using one or more of the following measures:
m Turn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
m Move the computer to one side or the other of the television or radio.
m Move the computer farther away from the television or radio.
m Plug the computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio.
(That is, make certain the computer and the television or radio are on circuits controlled by
different circuit breakers or fuses.)
If necessary, consult an Apple-authorized service provider or Apple. See the service and support
information that came with your Apple product. Or, consult an experienced radio/television
technician for additional suggestions.
IMPORTANT Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc.,
could void the FCC Certification and negate your authority to operate the product.
This product was tested for FCC compliance under conditions that included the use of Apple
peripheral devices and Apple shielded cables and connectors between system components. It is
important that you use Apple peripheral devices and shielded cables and connectors between
system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets,
and other electronic devices. You can obtain Apple peripheral devices and the proper shielded
cables and connectors through an Apple-authorized dealer. For non-Apple peripheral devices,
contact the manufacturer or dealer for assistance.
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Communications Regulation Information
DOC statement
DOC Class B Compliance This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard
entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
Observation des normes—Classe B Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits
radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme
sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques”, NMB-003 édictée par le ministre des
Communications.
VCCI statement
Communications Regulation Information
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer. This
book describes how to set up the printer and how to use it.
Main features of the Color StyleWriter 2500
The Color StyleWriter 2500 works with most Macintosh computers, including
computers using QuickDraw GX.
m The Color StyleWriter 2500 quietly prints high-quality color graphics and
text on a variety of materials, including plain paper.
m An energy conservation feature turns off the printer when you aren’t using
it and turns it on when needed.
m The automatic sheet feeder holds up to 100 sheets of paper or up to 15
envelopes.
m Desktop printing makes it easy to switch printers and monitor your print
requests.
m ColorShare (installed with the printer software) allows you to share the
printer with anyone on your AppleTalk network (including people using
LocalTalk, EtherTalk, or TokenTalk).
m 64 available TrueType (outline) fonts print smoothly in a variety of sizes.
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Changes to the printing software that affect other printers
If you have another printer that uses Apple’s PrintMonitor application
program, including all LaserWriter and all StyleWriter printers, please note
the following changes:
m Your new printing software includes a feature called desktop printing,
which gives you new ways to print from the desktop. For details, see
“Desktop Printing” in the “Printing a Document” section in Chapter 2.
m You also use the desktop printing features (instead of Apple’s PrintMonitor
program) to monitor background printing. See “Monitoring and
Controlling Background Printing” in Chapter 2.
System requirements
To install the printer software and use the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer with
your Macintosh computer, you need
m a Macintosh with a 68020 or higher central processing unit (CPU),
any Macintosh except a Macintosh Plus, SE, Classic®, Portable, or
PowerBook 100
m Macintosh Operating System (Mac OS) version 7.1 or a later version
m at least 4 megabytes of random-access memory (RAM) 5 megabytes is
recommended
m some space available on your hard disk (during installation the Installer
tells you if you need more disk space)
The Installer program that comes with the Color StyleWriter 2500
automatically checks whether your computer meets these requirements.
Chapter 1 explains how to use the Installer program.
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Welcome
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Setting Up Your Printer
This chapter introduces the Apple Color StyleWriter 2500 printer and
explains how to set it up. After you follow the instructions in this chapter,
you’ll be ready to print.
Before you begin Make sure that your computer is already set up and that you
know the basics of its operation.
Important safety instructions
Always take the following precautions:
m Keep the printer cover closed when printing.
m Always turn off the printer before unplugging it.
m Keep the ink tanks and ink cartridges away from children.
m Keep the printer away from sources of liquid, such as wash basins,
bathtubs, and shower stalls.
m Protect the printer from dampness or wet weather, such as rain and snow.
m Read all the installation instructions carefully before you plug the printer
into a wall socket.
m Keep these instructions handy for reference by you and others.
m Follow all instructions and warnings dealing with your computer system.
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m Don’t use devices that produce open flames, such as Bunsen burners, near
the printer.
m Don’t use alcohol-based or ammonia-based cleaners on or around the
printer.
m Always unplug the printer before cleaning it. (Use only the cleaning
procedure recommended in Chapter 4.)
m Clean the outside of the printer with only a damp cloth and, if necessary, a
mild soap or detergent. Be careful not to get liquid into the printer or the
power cord receptacle.
IMPORTANT The only way to disconnect power completely is to unplug the
power cord. Make sure at least one end of the power cord is within easy reach
so that you can unplug the Color StyleWriter 2500 when you need to.
Watch for these situations, and if one occurs pull the plug!
m the power cord or plug becomes frayed or otherwise damaged
m you spill something into the printer
m the printer is exposed to rain or any other excess moisture
m the printer has been dropped or otherwise damaged
m you suspect that your printer needs service or repair
WARNING Electrical equipment may be hazardous if misused. Operation
of this product, or similar products, must always be supervised by an
adult. Do not allow children access to the interior of any electrical
product and do not permit them to handle any cables.
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Unpacking the printer
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Remove everything from the shipping box, but leave the ink cartridge in its package.
Be sure to remove packing
material from the sheet feeder.
Be sure to open the printer’s
cover and remove the packing
tape from inside.
Color StyleWriter 2500
Ink cartridge
(Leave it in the
plastic tub for now.)
Software disks
Power adapter
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Storage case
for ink cartridges
Apple System/Peripheral-8 cable
Remove the tape and packing material from the inside and outside of the printer.
Save the carton and the packing material in case you ever need to ship the
printer. (See Appendix G, “Packing and Moving the Printer.”)
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Close the printer’s cover.
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Place the printer in your work area.
Choose a location near your computer that has a grounded electrical outlet
and good ventilation, is out of direct sunlight, never gets damp or very hot or
very cold, and is away from devices that could cause electromagnetic
interference, such as stereo speakers or cordless telephone transmitters. Do
not place the printer on a slanted surface. See Appendix A, “Technical
Information,” for specific information about the physical requirements of your
printer.
IMPORTANT Don’t accidentally discard the ink cartridge storage case. You need
it to store an opened cartridge that you’re not using in the printer. The case
keeps the print head from drying out and prevents accidents with ink stains.
If you print only a few color images, and most of your printing is in black,
you can purchase a high-performance black ink cartridge and use it as an
alternative to the color ink cartridge. When either cartridge is not in the
printer, keep the cartridge in the storage case.
You can use the same ink cartridge in both a Color StyleWriter 2400 and a
Color StyleWriter 2500.
Power Macintosh users and Virtual Memory
If you are using a Power Macintosh computer, be sure to turn on Virtual
Memory before you try to print on the Color StyleWriter 2500. Then choose a
setting that’s at least 1 MB higher than your “Available built-in memory.” (You
can set it higher without any ill effects.) With this setting, you will avoid some
potential printing problems. Turning on Virtual Memory also reduces the
amount of memory needed by many applications. For instructions on turning
on Virtual Memory, see the documentation that came with your computer.
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Plugging in the printer
Plug the connector end of the power adapter into the printer and then plug the
other end of the adapter into an outlet.
IMPORTANT The only way to disconnect power completely is to unplug the
power cord. Make sure that at least one end of the power cord is within easy
reach so that you can unplug the printer in an emergency.
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Turning the printer on and off
To turn the printer on (and off), press this button.
This light blinks.
This light glows
while the printer is on.
The first time you turn on the printer, the green power light glows and the
yellow error light blinks because you haven’t installed an ink cartridge yet.
Saving energy
To save power, the printer turns itself off after sitting unused for about 5
minutes. As long as you leave it plugged into an active power outlet, the
printer turns itself on automatically when you print something.
WARNING Except in an emergency, make sure the printer is turned off
before you unplug it. (When the power light is off, the power is off.) If
the printer is plugged into a power strip, never turn off the power strip
unless you’ve already turned the printer off.
Each time you turn off the printer, or the printer turns itself off, it
automatically moves the ink cartridge to the right, where it caps the
nozzles to keep the ink cartridges from drying out. If you unplug the
printer or discontinue power before turning it off, the printer can’t
position the cartridge in the capped position, the print head may dry out,
and you’ll have to replace the cartridge.
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Installing the ink cartridge
The ink cartridge contains the print head, which sprays the ink onto the
paper. Treat it gently so you don’t damage its tiny nozzles.
WARNING The carrier holds the ink cartridge and moves it back and
forth when you are printing a document. When the printer is plugged in,
don’t slide the carrier by hand or you may damage the printer.
Before you start, make sure the printer is turned on. (The green light glows,
and the yellow light blinks.)
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Open the printer by pulling down its front cover.
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Raise the bright blue lever on the carrier.
Carrier
3
Remove the cover from the plastic tub that contains the ink cartridge.
These instructions show the four-color cartridge being installed, but the
process is the same for either cartridge. (You can buy a high-performance
black ink cartridge in addition to the color cartridge.)
4
Grasp the ink cartridge by its sides and remove it from the plastic tub.
You may safely touch the black plastic, but be careful not to touch any other
part.
5
Remove the bright orange cap from the cartridge’s print head.
After you snap it off,
dispose of the cap.
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Peel the orange tape off the print head.
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Slide the ink cartridge into its place in the printer.
Note: There are instructions inscribed inside the printer cover to remind you
how to install either the color or optional high-performance black ink
cartridge.
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Lower the bright blue lever on the carrier to secure the ink cartridge in place.
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Close the printer’s front cover.
Connecting the printer to your Macintosh
IMPORTANT Even if you’re planning to share the printer over a network, the
serial cable must connect the printer directly to the computer. Use only the
cable that comes with the printer or a similar replacement. Do not use a
LocalTalk cable unless you purchased the LocalTalk Option for this printer
(in which case you should see the instructions that came with the option).
Connect this cable to either the
printer port or the modem port,
which are labeled with these icons.
Some Macintosh computers have a
combined serial port with two icons.
If your computer is connected to a network, a network cable may already be
connected to the printer port ([). In that case, use the modem port (W).
Remember which port you use. Later you must tell the printer software where
to look for the printer.
Some PowerBook computers that have an internal modem installed cannot
tell that the printer is plugged in. You must change a setting in the PowerBook
Setup or Express Modem control panel. For details, see “Special Information
for PowerBook Owners” in the section “Telling Your Computer to Use the
Color StyleWriter 2500,” later in this chapter.
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Loading paper into the sheet feeder
The sheet feeder holds up to 100 sheets of 20-pound paper and feeds the
paper automatically into the printer. You can load many sizes of paper and
other media into the sheet feeder as described in Chapter 2, but to do a nozzle
check, as described in the next section, you must use U.S. letter-size or A4
paper. To load paper into the sheet feeder, follow these steps:
1
Open the printer cover.
2
Adjust the internal paper selector.
Internal paper selector
Put the selector in
the center position.
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Close the printer cover.
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Load a stack of U.S. letter-size or A4 paper into the sheet feeder.
Instructions for loading paper correctly appear on the paper support.
Information on the back of the paper tray shows you where to set the guide
for different paper sizes.
Slide this guide so it just
touches the edge of the paper.
If the stack of paper bows out
even slightly, the guide is too tight.
Extend this paper support.
Make sure the paper extends
above the support (and doesn’t
slide down inside the printer).
Make sure the paper lines up evenly
at this side of the feeder.
Do not stack paper above this line ( ).
Make sure the external paper selector
is next to the « icon.
To open the output tray, pull here. Be sure to pull it out all the way.
If you’re printing on legal-size paper, don’t open the tray.
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Installing your printer software
Before you can print your documents, you need to install the printer software
on your Macintosh. The disks that come with the Color StyleWriter 2500
contain the printer software and an Installer program.
The Installer program installs the new printing software you need, plus any
fonts that come with the printer (see Appendix C for a list of available fonts).
If you use Apple’s special QuickDraw GX software, it will also install new
QuickDraw GX software for the Color StyleWriter 2500.
Note: If you ever upgrade your system software (for example, from System 7.1
to System 7.5), you must reinstall the Color StyleWriter 2500 software.
Step-by-step installation instructions
These instructions tell you how to restart your computer with the extensions
turned off (which prevents incompatible software from interfering with the
installation) and how to use the Installer program.
Before you begin Lock all the disks by turning each one over and sliding the
small, square plastic tab in the corner so you can see through the hole. (The
disks may already be locked.)
1
Quit any programs you are running.
2
While holding down the Shift key on the keyboard, choose Restart from the Special
menu. Don’t release the Shift key until you see the “Extensions off” message on your
screen.
3
After you see the Macintosh desktop, insert Color StyleWriter 2500 Disk 1 into a floppy
disk drive.
4
To start the Installer program, double-click its icon.
You may have to open the disk icon to see the Installer icon.
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In the Welcome dialog box that appears, click Continue.
IMPORTANT The Installer determines whether you have the correct system
software, and enough memory and hard disk space to use this printer. If you
don’t, the Installer displays a message telling you what you need. You won’t be
able to install the printer software until you correct the system software or
memory problem. If the message reports a problem, you can purchase new
system software or memory from an Apple-authorized dealer, or make space
available on your hard disk by throwing away files you don’t need.
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Make sure the disk
named here is the
one on which you
want to install the
printer software.
(If not, click Switch
Disk until the correct
name appears.)
In the Installer dialog box, click Install.
When you’re ready to
begin, click Install.
After a few moments, the Installer begins to install the printer software. A
status box keeps you informed of progress during installation.
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When you see a message on your screen, follow the directions and insert the next disk.
The Installer ejects disks and asks you to insert others. Keep following the
instructions on the screen until the installation is complete.
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When you see a message reporting that installation was successful, click Restart.
The Installer restarts your computer. After you restart, you may notice on
your desktop, a new icon that represents a printer. It’s called a desktop printer,
and it looks like this. For information about desktop printers, see “Desktop
Printing” in the sections “Printing a Document ” and “Monitoring and
Controlling Background Printing” in Chapter 2.
Examples of desktop printer icons
(a bold outline indicates the
selected printer)
If this is your first printer, you won’t see a desktop printer icon yet.
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After the computer restarts, you must select the printer in the Chooser, as described in
the next major section, “Telling Your Computer to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500.”
Installation troubleshooting
If the Installer can’t complete the installation, it will issue a warning message.
Here are some ways to fix common problems:
m You may not have the correct hardware or system software for this printer.
If so, the Installer will tell you what you’re missing.
m You may have forgotten to turn off your software extensions as described in
the previous section.
m You may have some corrupted fonts on your hard disk. To solve this
problem, see “Installation Is Unsuccessful” in Chapter 5.
More information about the Installer program
In the procedure just described the Installer copies all the software you need
to your hard disk. In rare circumstances you may want to copy only a subset
of the software. In that case choose Custom Install from the pop-up menu in
the Installer. When a list of choices appears, select the items you wish to
install, then click the Install button. (Click the letter i to the right of any of
the choices for information.)
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Telling your computer to use the Color StyleWriter 2500
Before using your printer, you must select it in the Chooser.
1
Select Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
2
In the Chooser dialog box, click the appropriate items to select them.
On most Macintosh computers, the Chooser looks like this:
First, click this icon.
(If you don’t see the
icon, use the scroll
bar and arrows
to find it.)
If your computer is
connected to a
network, the Chooser
may look different,
but you can still follow
these steps.
Then click one of these
items to indicate which port
you connected the printer to:
the printer port ([) or the
modem port (W).
If no port is available
and your computer is a
PowerBook, see “Special
Information for PowerBook
Owners,” later in this chapter.
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Close the Chooser by clicking the close box in its upper-left corner.
4
Notice the new desktop printer icon for the Color StyleWriter 2500.
After you close the Chooser, a desktop printer icon for the Color StyleWriter
2500 appears on the desktop.
This icon cannot be moved off the desktop (unless you throw it away);
however, you can place it anywhere on the desktop that you like.
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Special information for PowerBook owners
PowerBook computers that have internal modems may require special setups.
What you do depends on whether the Powerbook has one or two serial ports
on its back panel.
PowerBook computers with one serial port
Some PowerBook computers have a single serial port identified by a
combination printer/modem icon ([/W). If an internal modem is installed on
one of these PowerBook computers, the serial port may be in use even though
it looks available. When you plug in the Color StyleWriter 2500, the
PowerBook may not be able to communicate with the printer.
To make the port available for printing, make sure the serial port setting is
Normal or External. To check the setting, open the PowerBook, PowerBook
Setup, or Express Modem control panel. (If you have another kind of internal
modem, you may have a different control panel. The control panel and the
setting you use depend on which PowerBook you have and which internal
modem you have.) If you have a PowerBook Express Modem, it is best to
leave the serial port setting as Normal or External unless the modem
programs you use require another setting for compatibility reasons.
PowerBook computers with two serial ports
Even when a PowerBook has two serial ports, if it also has an internal
modem, the modem port (W) may look available but actually be in use. If the
printer port ([) is available, connect the Color StyleWriter 2500 to it. If the
printer port is unavailable and you must use the modem port, make sure the
modem serial port setting is Normal or External. To check the setting, open
the PowerBook, PowerBook Setup, or Express Modem control panel. (If you
have another kind of internal modem, you may have a different control panel.
The control panel and the setting you use depend on which modem and
system software version you have.) If you have a PowerBook Express Modem,
it is best to leave the serial port setting as Normal or External.
For more information, see the instructions that came with your PowerBook.
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Printing a document to make sure everything’s working
The best way to see if your printer is set up correctly is to try printing
something. The following steps describe how to print the Color SW 2500Troubleshooting file that was installed on your hard disk, but you can print
any document you want.
Before you begin Return to the Finder by quitting any programs you’re running.
1
Find the Color SW 2500-Troubleshooting file.
Unless you moved it, you can find the file by double-clicking your hard disk
icon.
2
Open the file by double-clicking its icon.
3
Choose the Page Setup command from the File menu.
A dialog box opens.
4
Indicate what paper size you’re using.
Then, click OK.
First, use this popup menu to indicate
the size of the paper
loaded in the printer.
You don’t need to choose the Page Setup command every time you print—you
only need to use it when you want to change the normal settings. Look at the
dialog box on your screen to note what the normal settings are. For
information about the options in this dialog box, see “Printing a Document”
and “Creating Special Effects on the Color StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 2.
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Choose the Print command from the File menu.
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In the dialog box that appears, click the Print button.
Click here.
After a few moments, the printer begins printing the page or pages. If there’s a
problem, see Chapter 5 for suggestions. (The most common problem is failing
to follow the instructions in “Telling Your Computer to Use the Color
StyleWriter 2500,” earlier in this chapter.)
For information about all the choices you can make in the Print dialog box,
see “Printing a Document” and “Creating Special Effects on the Color
StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 2.
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Choose Quit from the File menu to leave the Color SW 2500-Troubleshooting file.
Checking the print nozzles
The Color StyleWriter 2500 prints by spraying ink onto the paper through
tiny nozzles. Sometimes these small nozzles get clogged after sitting unused
for a long time. To make sure all the nozzles are working, follow these steps:
1
If necessary, turn off the printer.
The green power light should be off.
2
Press and hold down the power button for about 5 seconds, until the yellow error light
goes out.
Press the power button.
When the yellow error
light goes out, release
the button.
3
Release the button and wait for the test page to print.
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Examine the nozzle test pattern for broken or missing horizontal lines.
The nozzle test pattern appears near the bottom of the test page. The test
pattern for the four-color ink cartridge looks like this:
A broken line means a nozzle on
the print head needs to be cleaned.
A missing color means you need to
replace an ink tank (or the black-only cartridge).
Yellow
Magenta
Cyan
Black
The test pattern for the optional black-only ink cartridge looks like this:
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If you see a broken line, one or more nozzles may be clogged. See the section “Cleaning
the Print Head” in Chapter 5.
What’s next?
You’re now ready to start using your printer.
m If you want to share the printer with others on your network, see “Sharing
Your Printer With Other Users” and “Printing on a Shared Color
StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 2. If you purchased the LocalTalk option for
this printer, see “Connecting a Color StyleWriter 2500 to a LocalTalk or
EtherTalk Network” in Chapter 2.
m If you have installed QuickDraw GX and turned it on, see Appendix E.
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Printing
This chapter explains how to use the Color StyleWriter 2500 for everyday
tasks. Before you follow the instructions in this chapter, make sure the printer
is set up and working, as described in Chapter 1.
Note: If you use QuickDraw GX, not all of the instructions in this chapter
will apply to your software. See Appendix E for more information.
Planning documents with the Color StyleWriter 2500 in mind
Many printer options affect how much can fit on a page. Before you spend a
lot of time laying out a document, set it up as you plan to print it:
1
Select the printer you plan to use.
See “Switching Between Printers,” later in this chapter.
2
With the document active on your computer screen, choose Page Setup from the File
menu and select the options you like.
The key areas that affect page layout are paper size, orientation, and scaling
percentage. When you’ve finished setting your options, click the OK button to
return to your document. You can now format it as you like. Since you’ve
already set your printing options, the document will print as you see it on
your screen.
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Loading the sheet feeder
The sheet feeder holds paper, envelopes, or other materials and feeds them
automatically into the printer. To load the sheet feeder, follow these steps:
1
Remove any paper or other materials that you don’t want to use.
2
Adjust the external paper selector, as shown in the next step.
It’s important to adjust the selector before loading the new material into the
sheet feeder.
3
Load the paper or other materials.
IMPORTANT Don’t mix envelopes with paper in the feeder.
Insert letterhead paper face up
with the top of the page pointing
downward.
Slide this guide so
it just touches the
edge of the paper.
If the stack of paper bows
out even slightly,
the guide is too tight.
Extend this paper support.
Make sure the paper extends
above the support (and doesn’t
slide down inside the printer).
Insert envelopes this way.
(Make sure the flap is
smoothed flat.)
Insert three-hole punched paper so
that the holes line up along this side.
Make sure the paper lines up
evenly at this side of the feeder.
Don’t stack paper above this line ( ).
Before inserting the material,
move the paper selector lever
to the envelope icon (E) for
envelopes and to the paper
icon («) for everything else.
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4
Open the printer’s front cover.
Wait while the carrier moves to the center position.
5
Adjust the internal paper selector and extend the output tray.
The lever has three positions (two for paper, one for envelopes). In the paper
(«) positions, the lever lowers the ink cartridge, bringing it closer for thin
materials; in the envelope (E) position, the lever raises the cartridge to leave
room for thick materials. The far-left position is best for black-and-white text
on 20-pound paper; the center position is best for color printing, for heavy
black ink coverage, or for heavier paper.
Internal paper selector
For paper, start with the
selector in the center
position. For envelopes,
move the selector
to the right.
To open the output
tray, pull here. (For
legal-size paper, leave
the tray closed.)
6
Close the printer cover.
7
Before you print, make sure that you set the software options to indicate the size and
kind of material you’re using.
m In the Page Setup dialog box, indicate the size of the page.
m In the Print dialog box, indicate the paper type.
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Here are details about the kinds of materials you can use in your
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer.
Print material
Maximum
Special instructions
Plain paper
100 sheets
m Use 16- to 24-pound paper.
Premium coated paper
50 sheets
m Use only paper designed for this printer.
m The whiter side should face you.
Premium Plus
Coated Paper
50 sheets
m Use only paper designed for this printer.
m The whiter side should face you.
Glossy paper
20 sheets
m Use only paper designed for this printer.
m To prevent misfeeds, put one sheet of plain paper at
the back of the stack.
m The shinier side should face you.
Transparencies
20
m Use only transparencies designed for this printer.
m The shiny side should face you.
m The edge where the paper and transparency are
joined should point downward.
Back-print film
20 sheets
m Use only film designed for this printer.
m To prevent misfeeds, put one sheet of plain paper
at the back of the stack.
m The chalky side should face you.
Envelopes
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m Make sure the envelope flap is folded down flat.
Labels
20 sheets
m To prevent misfeeds, put one sheet of plain paper
at the back of the stack.
m The labels should face you.
m In the Print dialog box, specify Plain as the paper
type.
The Color StyleWriter 2500 supports only the following sizes of materials:
U.S. Letter, U.S. Legal, A4 Letter, Executive, #6 envelopes, and #10 envelopes.
Don’t attempt to use other size materials, or printing errors may result.
For more information about the kinds of materials you can use with the Color
StyleWriter 2500, see Chapter 3, “Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost.”
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Notes about envelopes
See the instructions that came with the programs you use to see if they offer
special, easy ways to format and print envelopes. If not, choose the envelope
size you’re using in the Page Setup dialog box and format the envelope text as
you like.
Printing a document
The next three sections explain the different ways you can print a document:
m Quick instructions for printing standard documents. To print documents that
don’t require any special options, see this section. (The section describes
what a “standard document” is.)
m Detailed instructions for printing other documents. To print documents that
require any of the nonstandard options, see this section.
m Desktop printing. To print documents without leaving the Finder, see this
section. Desktop printing allows you to quickly send multiple documents to
multiple printers.
Quick instructions for printing standard documents
Follow the instructions in this section to print a standard document:
m standard paper size (8.5" by 11" in the United States)
m plain paper
m portrait page orientation (so when you look at the printed page, it is longer
than it is wide)
m no special effects and normal print quality
Assuming you have already selected the printer in the Chooser as described
in Chapter 1, and that the printer is filled with standard paper, you need only
follow these steps:
1
While the document is in an active window, choose the Print command from the
File menu.
The Print dialog box opens on your screen.
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2
Click the Print button.
If the printer is off, it automatically turns itself on and, after a few moments,
the document starts to print. If background printing is turned on, you can
continue working while the document is printing. You can also monitor and
control the documents that are waiting to print. (See “Printing While You Use
Your Computer” and “Monitoring and Controlling Background Printing,”
later in this chapter.)
Detailed instructions for printing other documents
If your document is not standard (as defined in the previous section), follow
these steps:
1
If you haven’t already selected the Color StyleWriter 2500 in the Chooser, do so now.
You already selected the Color StyleWriter 2500 in Chapter 1, and if it’s the
only printer you ever use, you won’t need to do it again. If you do need to
switch, see “Switching Between Printers,” later in this chapter.
2
Load the paper, envelopes, or other materials into the printer, as described in “Loading
the Sheet Feeder,” earlier in this chapter.
Remember to adjust the external paper selector before filling the sheet feeder.
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While the document is active on your screen, choose Page Setup from the File menu and
make adjustments in the dialog box that opens.
If the default settings shown here are satisfactory, you can skip this step.
Set the options,
then click OK.
Look here to see the
effects of the options
you choose.
Item in dialog box
What you use it for
Page Size
Indicate the size of paper in the sheet feeder.
Layout
Print 2 or 4 mini pages per sheet of paper.
Borders
Put a border around the mini pages.
Scaling
Enlarge or reduce the printed image. Type a number between 5 and
999 or choose a number from the pop-up menu.
Orientation
Indicate whether the image on the page should be in portrait (normal)
or landscape (sideways) orientation.
Watermark
Specify a background image to be printed on every page.
For more information about the layout, borders, scaling, and watermark
features, see “Creating Special Effects on the Color StyleWriter 2500,” later in
this chapter.
IMPORTANT Make sure you correctly indicate the size of the paper, envelopes,
or other material you have in the sheet feeder. If you change the page size in
this dialog box, you might also want to look over your document to see if any
of the page breaks have changed.
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4
Choose Print from the File menu and make adjustments in the dialog box that opens.
Set the options,
then click Print.
Item in dialog box
What you use it for
Copies
Type how many copies of the document you want.
Pages
Indicate how many pages of the document to print. To print the whole
document, click All. To print a range of pages, type the beginning and end
page numbers. As a shortcut, you can indicate the first page by leaving the
“From” box blank or the last page by leaving the “To” box blank.
Print Quality
Select which level of quality you want. Generally, the higher the quality, the
longer the document will take to print. The Draft option is available only
when you use Plain or Coated paper.
Paper Type
Indicate what type of material is loaded in the sheet feeder. For labels
and envelopes, choose Plain.
Image
Indicate whether you want the document to print: in color, grays, or
black and white.
Notification
Choose how (if at all) to be notified when the document is finished printing.
For a visual alert, choose Message from the pop-up menu. For an audio
alert, choose a sound.
Color
Open another dialog box, in which you can adjust color options, as
explained in ”Adjusting Color Options,” later in this chapter.
Utilities
Open another dialog box, in which you can set options to clean the
print head.
IMPORTANT Make sure the Paper Type pop-up menu accurately indicates what
you installed in the sheet feeder.
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Click the Print button.
If the printer is off, it automatically turns itself on and, after a few moments,
the document starts to print. If background printing is turned on, you can
continue working while the document is printing. You can also monitor and
control the documents that are waiting to print. (See “Printing While You Use
Your Computer” and “Monitoring and Controlling Background Printing” later
in this chapter.)
Desktop printing
Use one of the two methods described here to print documents without
leaving the Finder. Desktop printing is particularly efficient when you have a
number of documents you want to print at once or when you have a
document that you have already formatted.
m Drag the icons of the documents you want to print to the desktop icon of
the printer you want to use.
or
m Select the icons of the documents you want to print then choose the Print
command from the File menu. The documents will be printed on the
default printer. (See “Switching Between Printers” later in this chapter.)
In either case the computer will show you the Print dialog box so you can
choose printing options. Make your choices, then click the Print button.
If the printer is off, it automatically turns itself on, and after a few moments,
the document starts to print. If background printing is turned on, you can
continue working while the document is printing. You can also monitor and
control the documents that are waiting to print. (See “Printing While You Use
Your Computer” and “Monitoring and Controlling Background Printing” later
in this chapter.)
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Adjusting color options
To adjust the way colors are printed, follow these steps:
1
Choose Print from the File menu.
2
In the dialog box that appears, click Color.
Click Color.
Some programs provide a checkbox you must click in order to print. See the
Read Me file for information about printing in color with specific programs.
3
Select your color options.
The printer blends the four ink colors in either a
repeating pattern of dots or a random scattering of
dots. Many people prefer the look of the Scatter
option. Choose the halftoning method you prefer.
To turn on color
matching, click the
ColorSync box so
there’s an X in it.
The ColorSync color-matching system makes sure that colors look as
consistent as possible no matter what device you use to view them—monitor
or printer. In addition, ColorSync helps give you the best possible colors
when you export the image to another Macintosh computer with ColorSync
installed or print it on another color printer.
For more information on ColorSync, see Appendix D.
Note: The 13" monitor uses the default system profile. If you are using a
different monitor, you should open the ColorSync control panel and select the
correct system profile for your monitor or PowerBook display.
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With ColorSync turned on and the Automatic matching method selected, the
Macintosh chooses the best matching method for the contents of the
document you are printing. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can
choose the option you want from the Matching Method pop-up menu. Most
of the time, however, the Automatic setting is best.
Automatic lets the Macintosh
choose the best color-matching
method for your document.
If you have obtained additional printer profiles from other software
companies, you can use the Printer Profile pop-up menu to choose the one
you want. (The additional profiles should come with instructions telling you
how to choose the appropriate one.)
If you don’t have additional printer profiles,
leave this set to Automatic.
4
When you’ve made your choices, click OK to return to the Print dialog box.
5
Click Print.
6
To save the ColorSync settings with this document, choose Save from the File menu.
Color printing quirks
Here is some additional information about color printing.
m Different programs may define colors in different ways. When you choose
a red in one program, you may not be able to find an exact match in
another program. You can adjust the color in the second program until
you’re satisfied with the printed results. To see how different programs
define color, consult the manuals that came with your programs.
m Color printing takes longer than black-and-white printing. The printer must
sort through more data and use more ink to complete the job, and this
takes time.
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Creating special effects on the Color StyleWriter 2500
You can create a number of special effects on the Color StyleWriter 2500 by
selecting options in the Page Setup, Print, and Color Options dialog boxes.
Enlarging or reducing the printed image
You can enlarge or reduce the image on the Color StyleWriter 2500, much as
you can on many photocopying machines. Reducing the printed image by a
small amount is a popular way to fit a little extra onto each page.
1
Choose Page Setup from the File menu.
2
Enter a scaling percentage.
You can type a number from 5 to 999 or use the pop-up menu. Numbers
smaller than 100 reduce the image; numbers greater than 100 enlarge it.
Note: Changing the scaling may also change the pagination of your
document.
Printing a watermark on each page of your document
Traditionally a watermark is a translucent image impressed on a piece of
paper that you can see only by holding the paper up to the light. The Color
StyleWriter 2500 can’t do that, but it can put an image on each page of your
document, creating the illusion of a watermark. The Color StyleWriter 2500
comes with a number of watermarks already installed, and you can create
more, as described in the next section.
To print a document with a watermark in the background, follow these steps:
1
With your document on the screen, choose Page Setup from the File menu.
2
In the Page Setup dialog box, click the Watermark button.
Another dialog box opens.
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Choose the watermark you want from the pop-up menu.
4
Adjust the Density and Scaling.
Look here to see the
effects of the scaling
option you choose.
Move this slider to adjust
how dark the watermark
should print.
Use this pop-up menu to
position the watermark.
When the Density slider is all the way to the right, the watermark will print as
dark as it is in the original watermark file.
Note the different effects of the scaling options:
m Centered scales the image the same amount in both the horizontal and the
vertical directions, then centers it on the page.
m Align Top Left places the image at the upper-left corner of the page without
scaling the image at all.
m Stretch to Fit scales the image so it fills the page, even if the horizontal and
vertical directions have to be scaled by different amounts. This may distort
the image.
5
Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog box.
The settings you choose are remembered by this document but do not affect
other documents.
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Creating your own watermarks
You can use any program that can save PICT or PICT2 format files to create
your own watermarks. For example, you can create a watermark with your
company’s logo on it.
1
Create the file with a drawing program or any program that can save PICT or PICT2 files.
Here are some tips for making effective watermarks:
m Make the watermark with saturated colors. When you print a document,
you can use the Density control to make the watermark lighter.
m As you draw the image, keep in mind how the watermark scaling options
affect the placement of the image when it is printed.
Watermark file
Printed with
Align Top Left
option
Printed with
Centered option
Printed with
Stretch to Fit
option
m The printing software determines the placement of the watermark based on
where it calculates the upper-left and lower-right corners of the image are.
If you want to have more control over the placement, you can use your
drawing program to place a dot above and to the left of the image in the
watermark file to define a new upper-left corner. If you don’t want the dot
to be visible in your printed document, make the dot white.
Dot
Watermark file
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Printed with
Align Top Left
option
Printed with
Centered option
Printed with
Stretch to Fit
option
2
Save the PICT file inside the Printing Prefs folder.
To find the Printing Prefs folder, open the System Folder on your hard disk,
then open the Preferences folder. The name you save your file as will be the
name that appears in the Watermark dialog box.
Note: If you send the watermark to someone, they also need any fonts that
it uses.
Printing 2 or 4 mini pages on each sheet of paper
One of the most popular reasons to print mini pages is to save paper when
printing long drafts or to make a compact printout of a reference document,
such as an address book.
1
With your document on the screen, choose the Page Setup command from the File
menu.
2
Choose how many pages you want to appear on each sheet of paper from the Layout
pop-up menu.
Look here to see the
effects of the option
you choose.
3
If you’d like a border around each mini page, click to put an X in the Borders checkbox.
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Selecting a halftoning method
Halftoning is a process in which colors are blended by using an arrangement
of different-colored dots. The Color StyleWriter 2500 blends colors by using
either a repeating pattern or a random scattering of dots. The random method
generally produces a smoother appearance, though it takes longer to print.
The default choice is random scattering.
To change the halftoning method, follow these steps:
1
When you are ready to print, choose Print from the File menu.
The Print dialog box opens.
2
Click the Color button to open another dialog box.
3
Click Pattern or Scatter.
4
To return to the Print dialog box, click OK.
Switching between printers
If you have more than one printer available, you must select which printer you
want to use. The printer you select is called the default printer.
A bold outline around a desktop printer icon indicates that
it is the default printer, where all your documents will print
until you indicate otherwise.
A plain outline around a desktop printer icon indicates that
it is not the default printer.
To change the default printer, use one of these three methods, as described in
the next sections.
m Drag the document you want to print to a desktop printer icon.
m Select the printer by using its desktop printer icon.
m Select the printer by using the Chooser.
Note: Switching between printers may change how much information you
can fit on a page. It’s best to choose a printer before you spend much time
paginating the document.
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Drag the document you want to print to a desktop printer icon
You can switch to a new default printer by dragging the icon of any document
you want to print to the icon of the printer you want to use. (See “Desktop
Printing” in the section “Printing a Document” earlier in this chapter.)
Select the printer by using its desktop printer icon
If you already have a desktop printer icon for the printer you want to use,
follow these steps to select a new default printer without immediately printing
anything on it:
1
Click the icon of the desktop printer you want to use.
A Printing menu appears on the menu bar at the top of the screen.
2
Choose the Set Default Printer command from the Printing menu.
Until you choose another printer, the Print command will send your
documents to this printer.
Select the printer by using the Chooser
If you don’t have a desktop printer icon for the printer you want to use, you
must select the printer by using the Chooser. The Chooser will then create a
desktop icon for the printer that you select and make it the default printer.
1
Select the Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
2
Select the printer that you want by clicking its icon.
3
Close the Chooser by clicking the close box in its upper-left corner.
When you close the Chooser, it creates a desktop printer icon for the printer
you selected.
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Creating, throwing away, and manipulating desktop printer icons
To create a desktop printer, select the printer in the Chooser. After you close
the Chooser, the icon will appear on your desktop. See “Select the Printer by
Using the Chooser,” in the section “Switching Between Printers,” earlier in
this chapter.
You can also do the following with desktop printer icons:
m Throw away the icon. Drag the icon to the Trash. You can’t throw away a
desktop printer icon while the printer is printing a document. (You can
create another desktop printer icon for that printer whenever you like.)
Note: You must always have at least one printer icon on your desktop. If
you throw away the last icon, it will immediately be created again.
m Rename the icon. Rename the icon as you would any other Finder icon.
Click the name to highlight it, then type the new name. This changes the
name of the icon, not the name of the printer.
m Move the icon. You can drag the icon anywhere you like on the desktop.
However, you cannot move it off the desktop.
m Create an alias for the icon. You can create an alias for a desktop printer as
you would for any Finder icon by selecting the icon and choosing the
Make Alias command from the File menu. You can move the alias
anywhere on or off the desktop.
Determining the status of a printer by looking at its icon
You can tell the status of a printer by looking at its desktop icon:
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Plain icon indicates a printer
that is not currently chosen
for printing.
Stopped icon indicates you have
stopped the print queue.
Default icon indicates the printer
you have currently chosen to
print on.
Error icon indicates there is an
error on this printer. Double-click
the icon to see a message.
Printing icon indicates a
document is printing on this
printer.
Disabled icon indicates this
desktop printer is not available.
See Chapter 5.
Printing while you use your computer
You can continue to work on your computer while printing on the
Color StyleWriter 2500. The feature that gives you this ability is called
background printing and is automatically turned on when you install the
Color StyleWriter 2500 software. (If you use QuickDraw GX, background
printing is always turned on.)
To turn background printing on or off, follow these steps:
1
Select Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
The Chooser opens.
2
Click this icon.
3
Click the Color SW 2400 icon in the Chooser.
If you don’t see the
icon, click this arrow
until it appears.
Click to turn background printing on or off.
Click On or Off.
4
Click the close box in the upper-left corner of the Chooser.
Once background printing is turned on, it is in effect whenever you print,
until you turn it off. When you click Print in the Print dialog box, a message
appears for a moment to tell you the document is being prepared. Once the
message disappears, you can continue other work. Your computer may pause
occasionally while it processes the document for printing. See “Monitoring
and Controlling Background Printing,” next, for more information.
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Monitoring and controlling background printing
If you are using background printing, you can use the desktop printer features
to monitor and control your print requests. To learn how to turn background
printing on and off, see “Printing While You Use Your Computer,” earlier in
this chapter.
To monitor or control a print request, follow these steps:
1
Double-click the desktop printer icon you’re interested in.
A window opens listing the documents that are printing or waiting to print:
Column titles (click to sort)
The document that’s
currently printing
Documents waiting to print
About print requests to shared printers: If you use ColorShare to print a
document on a printer that is not directly connected to your computer, your
print request will be visible in this window for only a few moments. Then the
print request moves to the desktop printer on the computer that is directly
connected to the printer.
2
Decide what you’d like to do.
m To delete a print request, select its title or icon (by clicking it), then click the
Remove button. (You can select more than one item at a time by holding
down the Shift key while clicking.) You can also drag the icon for the print
request to the Trash. Note that these methods delete only the print request,
not the document itself.
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m To put a print request on hold, select its title or icon (by clicking it), then click
the Hold button. The print request will stay on hold until you select its title
again and click the Resume button. You can also put the print request that’s
currently printing on hold by dragging it to the list of documents waiting to
print.
m To indicate that a print request is urgent, select its title or icon (by clicking it),
then choose Set Print Time from the Printing menu. In the dialog box that
opens, click Urgent. This moves the print request to the top of your list.
m To indicate that a print request should not print until a future time, select its title or
icon (by clicking it), then choose Set Print Time from the Printing menu.
In the dialog box that opens, click At Time, then set the time you want.
m To sort the list of items waiting to print, click the title of the column you want to
sort by. For example, to sort by the name of the document, click Document
Name. (You can also sort by choosing the commands in the View menu.)
The column title you sorted by is underlined. Sorting the items does not
change the order in which they will print. To see and change that order,
sort by Print Time.
m To change the order of the items waiting to print, click the words Print Time, and
then change the items’ place in the list by dragging their titles.
m To temporarily stop all your items from printing on this printer, choose Stop Print
Queue from the Printing menu. To resume using the printer, choose Start
Print Queue from the Printing menu. If you’re using a PowerBook, this can
be a good way to save print requests while you’re on the road until you get
back to your printer.
Shortcut: The commands to start and stop the print queue are available
without opening the window for the printer, if the printer’s icon is selected
on the desktop.
m To move a print request from one printer to another printer of the same type, drag
the icon for the print request to the icon of the printer where you want to
move it. If you’re not sure whether the two printers are of the same type,
try moving the print request anyway—the printer software won’t let you
move a print request to an incompatible printer.
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Sharing your printer with other users
If your computer is connected to other computers over an AppleTalk network,
you can allow others on the network to print on your Color StyleWriter 2500.
The technology that lets you do this is called ColorShare.
Note: Before you can share the printer, other users must install the Color
StyleWriter 2500 printer software. In addition, everyone who shares the
printer must first open the Chooser and select the Color SW 2500 icon.
Note the following points about ColorShare:
m Even though you are sharing the printer over a network, the printer must
still be connected directly to a single computer with the provided cable, as
described in “Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh” in Chapter 1.
m For others to be able to use the shared Color StyleWriter 2500 printer, your
Macintosh must be turned on.
m When other users print on a printer connected to your Macintosh, you may
notice that your computer pauses occasionally while you work. Because the
printer is attached to your Macintosh, you can see what’s being printed by
opening the desktop printer icons, as described in “Monitoring and
Controlling Background Printing,” earlier in this chapter.
m These instructions work only if you do not use QuickDraw GX software,
and only others who do not have QuickDraw GX can share the printer.
(QuickDraw GX users can share a printer only with other QuickDraw GX
users. They share the printer by clicking its icon, and then choosing
Sharing from the File menu.)
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To share the printer with other non–QuickDraw GX users, follow these steps:
1
Select Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
2
In the Chooser dialog box, do the following:
First, click this icon.
(If you don’t see the
icon, use the scroll
bar and arrows to
find it.)
Then click Setup.
3
In the Setup dialog box, make the changes you want.
To share your printer,
click to place an X in
this box.
Type a name for
your printer here.
(To avoid
confusion, give it
a unique name.)
To make your printer available
only to people you choose, type
a password here.
To use your printer, others must type
the password exactly as you have, so
remember how you typed the word,
including where you used uppercase
and lowercase letters or spaces before
or after the word.
The name you give the printer is the name others will use to select the printer
in the Chooser.
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To keep a record of what’s printed on your printer, click the “Keep Log of Printer Usage”
checkbox to put an X in it.
You can open and print the log with SimpleText, TeachText, or another wordprocessing program. To find the log file, open your System Folder; then open
the Preferences folder and the Printing Prefs folder. The file is called Color
StyleWriter 2500 Log.
Note: You can keep a log even if your printer is not shared.
5
Click OK to close the Setup dialog box.
Sharing works only if background printing is turned on. If it is not turned on,
ColorShare turns it on.
6
Close the Chooser by clicking the close box in its upper-left corner.
If the Color StyleWriter 2500 software has been installed on their Macintosh
computers, other users connected to the network can now use your
Color StyleWriter 2500, as described in the next section.
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Printing on a shared Color StyleWriter 2500
After you turn on ColorShare (as described in the previous section), others on
your network can share your printer.
IMPORTANT People on the network who want to print on your shared printer
must install the Color StyleWriter 2500 software on their computers as
described in Chapter 1. After the new software is installed, network users
must follow these steps:
1
Select Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
The Chooser opens.
2
First, click this icon.
(If necessary, use the
scroll bar and arrows
to find the icon.)
Second, if the
network has zones,
click the one
containing the printer
you want to use.
3
Make the following selections in the Chooser:
Third, click the name
of the printer you
want to use. If the
printer requires a
password, a dialog
box appears asking
you to type it.
Close the Chooser by clicking the close box in its upper-left corner.
After you close the Chooser, a desktop printer icon for the Color StyleWriter
2500 appears.
Anyone who completes these steps can print on the shared printer.
When you print a document to a shared StyleWriter, your computer transfers
the request to the computer directly connected to the printer. As soon as the
transfer is complete, your computer thinks the document has finished
printing. You can continue monitoring the print request on the computer that
is directly connected to the printer.
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Connecting a Color StyleWriter 2500 to a LocalTalk or EtherTalk network
If you have the optional Color StyleWriter LocalTalk Module or EtherTalk
Adapter, you can connect a Color StyleWriter 2500 printer directly to a
LocalTalk or EtherTalk network. (Make sure you use the model that works
with the Color StyleWriter 2500.)
To attach the LocalTalk Module or EtherTalk Adapter and connect your Color
StyleWriter 2500 to the network, follow the instructions that come with the
module. Once the printer is on the network, its name appears in the Chooser
just like the names of other network printers.
If you want to change the name, click Rename. In the dialog box that appears,
type a new name for the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer. (Note: Anyone on
the network can change the name.)
Type a new name, then
click Rename (or press Return).
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Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost
This chapter explains how to use different materials and printing options to
meet your needs.
Choosing print materials
Here are some tips on when and how to use different print materials.
Plain paper
Use plain paper for everyday printing.
m Print quality may vary depending on the manufacturer of the paper.
If you’re not happy with one kind of paper, try a different brand. For
consistent results, use one of the special papers designed for the
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer.
m You can use any plain paper, including plain copier paper. Paper weight
can range from 16 to 24 pounds, though 20-pound paper is recommended.
m Don’t use erasable typing paper, damaged or wrinkled paper, stapled paper,
or multipart forms (“carbonless carbons”).
m Plain paper almost always has one side that is better for printing than the
other. See the package label to determine which side is better, and load that
side so that it faces you.
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Premium coated paper
Use premium coated paper for exceptional print quality—for example, for a
final draft, a colorful notice, or the master copy of a presentation. Colors
appear richer and more vibrant on such paper.
m Use only coated paper designed for use with the Color StyleWriter 2500.
m One side of the paper is a little whiter than the other and is better for
printing. See the package label on the coated paper to determine which
side is better, and load that side so that it faces you.
Premium Plus Coated Paper
Use Premium Plus Coated Paper for exceptional image quality—for example,
when printing a photographic picture. Images look smoother on such paper.
m Use only Apple’s Premium Plus Coated Paper designed for use with the
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer mechanism and the printer’s inks.
m One side of the paper is a little whiter than the other and is better for
printing. See the package label on the coated paper to determine which
side is better, and load that side so that it faces you.
Glossy paper
Use glossy paper for the highest print quality you can get on opaque paper—
for example, for color proofs.
m Use only glossy paper designed for use with the Color StyleWriter 2500.
m When loading a stack of glossy paper into the sheet feeder, put a single
sheet of plain paper at the back of the stack to prevent misfeeding.
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Back-print film
Use back-print film for the highest print quality of all—for example, for
digitized photographs or important client presentations. Back-print film has a
shiny surface and works exceptionally well when displayed by backlighting.
m Use only back-print film designed for use with the Color StyleWriter 2500.
m Load back-print film so that the chalky side faces you.
m When loading a stack of back-print film into the sheet feeder, put a single
sheet of plain paper at the back of the stack to prevent misfeeding.
m In the Print dialog box, be sure to select Back Print as the paper type.
m The printer automatically reverses the image and prints it on the film’s
chalky side so that the image looks correct when viewed from the
shiny side.
Transparencies
Use transparencies when you want to present your document on an overhead
projector.
m Use only transparencies designed for use with the Color StyleWriter 2500.
These special transparencies have a sheet of paper attached to them; leave
the paper attached until after printing.
m Load the transparencies so that the shiny side faces you and the edge
where the paper and the transparencies are attached points downward.
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Quality
For highest-quality printing, choose Best quality and print on coated or
glossy paper, back-print film, or transparencies.
Select Best quality.
Best quality takes
longer to print, but
you get better
quality—even on plain
paper.
Also use the following selections in the Color Options dialog box. (To display
the dialog box, click the Color button in the Print dialog box.)
To turn on color
matching and get the
best-quality color
printing, click to
put an X in the
ColorSync check box.
Many people prefer the
look of the Scatter
halftoning method.
For more information on color matching, see “Adjusting Color Options” in
Chapter 2.
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Speed
For faster printing, change the Print Quality setting in the Print dialog box.
(To display the dialog box, choose Print from the File menu.)
Select Normal or
Draft. Draft is faster
than Normal.
Color printing takes longer than black-only printing.
The optional high-performance black ink cartridge is designed for efficient,
high-speed, black and grayscale printing.
Cost
To reduce the amount of ink you use, select Draft quality in the Print dialog
box whenever possible.
Leave the printer’s cover shut. (Every time you open and shut the cover, the
printer uses ink as it cleans the print head.)
Don’t unplug the printer unnecessarily or connect it to a power strip that you
turn off occasionally. When reconnect the power, it uses ink as it cleans the
print head.
Switching cartridges between the color cartridge and an optional highperformance black cartridge uses extra ink. Don’t switch cartridges
unnecessarily. If you plan to print many pages in black or grayscale (for a
cumulative total of 20 or more pages), use the optional high-performance
black cartridge.
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Maintaining Your Printer
It doesn’t take much effort to keep your Color StyleWriter 2500 printer in
good working condition. You simply have to replace the ink tanks when they
run out of ink and clean the printer or print head if you notice a problem.
(And occasionally, you should replace a worn-out ink cartridge.)
For other service, see the information about service and support that comes
with your Color StyleWriter 2500.
IMPORTANT Follow all the safety instructions given at the beginning of
Chapter 1.
Replacing ink tanks in the four-color ink cartridge
The four-color ink cartridge contains two separate ink tanks, one for black
ink and one for cyan, magenta, and yellow inks. This means that when you
run out of black ink, you don’t have to replace both tanks. (Most people use
more black ink than any other color.)
WARNING Use only ink designed for use with the Color StyleWriter 2500
and 2400. The wrong ink can damage the print head and the printer,
and such damage is not covered under the warranty.
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When to change ink tanks
Look carefully at your printed documents to see if a color is missing or faded.
Sometimes it’s obvious—such as when you run out of black ink. At other
times you may notice that the colors seem wrong—such as when you’re
printing a nature scene and you run out of yellow.
The best way to verify that ink is running low is to print the test page. (For
details, see “Checking the Print Nozzles” in Chapter 1.)
How to change ink tanks
1
Turn on the printer.
2
Open the printer’s front cover.
Wait while the carrier moves to the center position.
3
Remove and discard the old ink tank.
IMPORTANT You can use the same ink tanks and ink cartridges in both the
Color StyleWriter 2500 and Color StyleWriter 2400.
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Remove the new ink tank from its packaging.
5
Remove the plastic cap from the bottom of the ink tank.
Don’t let anything touch
the openings. The ink
may cause stains, and
any contaminants may
diminish the print quality.
6
Slide the tank into the cartridge, and push it down so it snaps into place.
IMPORTANT Make sure you put the color ink tank on the left and the black ink
tank on the right.
7
Close the printer cover.
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Replacing the ink cartridge
The ink cartridge contains the print head, the device that takes the ink and
sprays it on the paper. The Color StyleWriter 2500 printer comes with a fourcolor cartridge with replaceable ink tanks. You can also purchase an optional
high-performance, black-only cartridge. The black-only cartridge has enough
ink to print about 900 pages at 5% coverage—when ink covers 5% of the
page. (A typical double-spaced page has about 5% coverage.) The four-color
cartridge lasts about twice as long, because you can replace its ink tanks.
When to replace the four-color cartridge
Age is the primary factor in determining when a four-color cartridge wears
out. If you’ve done a lot of printing with your cartridge and notice a gradual
deterioration in print quality, it may be time to install a new four-color ink
cartridge. Before you do, try printing the test page in case a clogged nozzle is
the problem. (See “Checking the Print Nozzles” in Chapter 1.)
Note: A new four-color ink cartridge comes with fresh ink tanks already
installed.
When to replace the optional black-only ink cartridge
Knowing when to replace the black-only cartridge is fairly simple. When it
runs out of ink, it stops printing.
Note: If you see other problems with black-only print quality, such as
unwanted white lines in a document, try printing the test page. (See
“Checking the Print Nozzles” in Chapter 1.)
How to find ink cartridges
You should be able to find cartridges, ink tanks, and other supplies for your
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer at any Apple-authorized dealer.
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How to replace the ink cartridge
IMPORTANT Before replacing the cartridge, try printing the test page. (See
“Checking the Print Nozzles” in Chapter 1.)
1
Turn on the printer.
2
Open the printer’s cover.
Wait while the carrier moves to the center position.
3
Raise the bright blue lever on the carrier and remove the cartridge.
Dispose of the cartridge.
IMPORTANT Be careful not to touch the print head, or you may temporarily
stain your fingers with ink.
Carrier
4
Remove the cover from the plastic tub that contains the new cartridge.
5
Grasp the ink cartridge by its sides and remove it from the plastic tub.
You may safely touch the black plastic, but be careful not to touch any
other part.
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6
Remove the bright orange cap from the cartridge’s print head.
After you snap it off,
dispose of the cap.
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Peel the orange tape off the print head.
8
Slide the cartridge into its place in the printer.
9
Lower the bright blue lever on the carrier to secure the cartridge in place.
10
Close the printer cover.
Now you can open any document you want and print it as usual.
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Storing the ink cartridge you aren’t using
The Color StyleWriter 2500 comes with a four-color cartridge. In addition,
you can purchase the optional high-performance black cartridge. While they
are sealed in their original packaging, the ink cartridges are protected. If you
open both packages and switch ink cartridges for printing different
documents, be sure to store the one you’re not using in the storage case
supplied with your Color StyleWriter 2500. The storage case keeps the print
head from drying out and prevents accidents with ink stains.
Be careful not to touch this area on the ink
cartridge, or you may stain your fingers with ink.
Once you’ve removed both cartridges from their original packages, always
keep one inside the printer and the other in the storage case.
IMPORTANT If you have only one ink cartridge, leave it inside the printer.
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Cleaning the outside of the printer
Before you clean the printer, turn it off and unplug the power cord. Then
wipe the outside of the printer with a clean, soft cloth dampened with water.
If necessary, you can use a mild soap or detergent. Be careful not to get any
liquid in the power cord receptacle.
WARNING Don’t use ammonia-based or alcohol-based cleaners on or
around the printer—they may react with the plastic.
Cleaning the inside of the printer
Occasionally you may need to wipe off paper dust or drops of ink inside the
printer. Turn the printer off and unplug it. Then open the printer and carefully
clean the rollers and platen with a soft, dry cloth.
If necessary, you
can clean the rollers
and platen with a
soft, dry cloth.
WARNING Don’t use any liquid cleaners inside the printer.
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Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to some problems that you may encounter
while using your Color StyleWriter 2500 printer.
As long as you follow the maintenance instructions in Chapter 4, you’re not
likely to have any problems with your printer. The most common source of
trouble is faulty software installation. To avoid these problems, follow the
software installation instructions in Chapter 1.
WARNING If you have a problem with your Color StyleWriter 2500
printer and nothing presented in this chapter solves it, consult the
service and support information that came with the printer for
instructions on how to contact an Apple-authorized service provider or
Apple for assistance. If you attempt to repair the Color StyleWriter 2500
yourself, any damage you may cause to the printer will not be covered
by the limited warranty on your printer. Contact an Apple-authorized
dealer or service provider for additional information about this or any
other warranty question.
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Safety precautions
To prevent damage to the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer and harm to yourself
and other users, follow these safety tips.
m Don’t touch anything inside the printer except as described in the
instructions in this manual. Otherwise, you may damage delicate
mechanical parts.
m Don’t shake ink tanks or hold them with the ink opening pointing down.
Ink can leak out and cause stains.
m Don’t touch the ink opening on an ink tank.
m Don’t oil the inside of the printer.
m Don’t attempt to disassemble the printer.
m Before you unplug the printer, make sure it is turned off. (The green power
light should be off.) Turning the power off ensures that the carrier has
returned securely to its home position and the cartridge has been capped.
The Chooser doesn’t show the Color SW 2500 icon
If you open the Chooser and don’t see the Color SW 2500 icon, you probably
need to install the appropriate printer software. For instructions, see
“Installing Your Printer Software” in Chapter 1.
Installation is unsuccessful
If a message tells you that installation was not successful—or if you have to
repeatedly swap between the same two disks—check to make sure you
restarted your computer with all your software extensions off as explained in
Chapter 1. If that doesn’t work, try removing corrupted fonts or performing a
custom installation, as described in the next two sections.
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Removing items from your Fonts folder to solve installation problems
Items in your current Fonts folder can interfere with successful installation of
the printer software. To correct the problem, follow these steps:
1
Quit all programs you are currently running.
2
Open the Fonts folder (inside the System Folder) on your Macintosh.
3
Drag the following files out of the Fonts folder. (Look for files with exactly these names.)
m Avant Garde
m Bookman
m Delphian
m Garamond Narrow
m Helvetica Black and Helvetica Compressed
m Lubalin Graph
m Lucida Bright
m Machine
m N Helvetica Narrow
m Nadianne
m New Century Schlbk
m Old English Text
m Onyx
m Oxford
m Swing
m Zapf Chancery
m Zapf Dingbats
m Zeal
You can put the fonts temporarily into a new folder and drag the folder to
your desktop. Then, after you install the Color StyleWriter 2500 software
(including these fonts), you can drag the temporary folder to the Trash.
4
Repeat the software installation procedure in Chapter 1.
For more details about fonts, see Appendix B.
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Using the Custom Installer to solve installation problems
For another way to work around problems with corrupted fonts, you can
install the printer software without installing the fonts that come with the
printer. (The disadvantage is that you won’t be able to use these fonts if you
don’t already have them.)
1
Insert Color StyleWriter 2500 Disk 1 into a floppy disk drive.
If necessary, open the disk icon.
2
To start the Installer program, double-click its icon.
3
In the Welcome dialog box that appears, click Continue.
4
In the Installer dialog box, choose Custom Install.
Choose
Custom Install
from this
pop-up menu.
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In the Custom Install dialog box, click the QuickDraw Printer Software checkbox.
First, click this
checkbox. (An X
appears to show it’s
selected.)
Second, make sure
the disk named here
is the one on which
you want to install the
printer software.
(If not, click Switch
Disk until the correct
name appears.)
6
Finally, when you’re
ready to begin, click
Install.
When you see a message on your screen, follow the directions and insert the next disk.
The Installer ejects disks and asks you to insert others. Keep following the
instructions on the screen until the installation is complete.
7
When you see a message reporting that installation was successful, click Restart.
The Installer restarts your Macintosh.
The computer crashes while attempting to print
When a computer suddenly stops working—either a message on the screen
tells you a system error has occurred, or the mouse and keyboard act as if
they’re disconnected—the computer has crashed.
If your computer often crashes after you tell it to print a document, your
printing software may have become corrupted. Reinstall the printer software
by following the instructions in “Installing Your Printer Software” and
“Telling Your Computer to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 1.
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The computer doesn’t recognize the Color StyleWriter 2500
If you have selected the Color StyleWriter 2500 in the Chooser but nothing
prints, or you get a message that no Color StyleWriter 2500 is connected, one
of the conditions in the list that follows may be the cause.
Note: Before you try to solve the problem, open the Color StyleWriter 2500
desktop printer icon to see if there are any error messages and to check how
many print requests are waiting. If you repeatedly tried to print a document,
there may be multiple copies waiting to print. You can delete anything you
don’t want by selecting its title, and then clicking the Remove button. See
“Monitoring and Controlling Background Printing” in Chapter 2.
m A plug may be loose. To make sure that all cables are securely connected,
turn off the computer and the printer, then unplug each end of each cable
you want to test and plug it back in. For connection instructions, see
Chapter 1.
m You may have indicated the wrong port in the Chooser. Open the Chooser
and change the port selection. (Look at the back of the computer to see
whether you plugged the printer into the computer’s printer port [[] or
modem port [W].)
m If you are trying to use a shared printer connected to another computer and
the printer name isn’t listed in the Chooser, make sure that the other
Macintosh is turned on and connected to the network. Also make sure that
the printer is set up to be shared. Then try again to select the printer in the
Chooser. (Note: QuickDraw GX users can share a printer only with other
QuickDraw GX users and non–QuickDraw GX users can share only with
other non–QuickDraw GX users.) See the instructions in “Sharing Your
Printer With Other Users” in Chapter 2.
m You may be using the wrong printer software. Make sure you installed the
software as described in Chapter 1 and that you have selected the printer as
described in “Telling Your Computer to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500,”
also in Chapter 1.
m If you’re using a PowerBook computer with an internal modem, change the
serial port setting to Normal or External. For details, see “Special
Information for PowerBook Owners” in the section “Telling Your
Computer to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 1.
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m If your computer is not connected to a network, turn off AppleTalk in
the Chooser.
m The printer may need to be reset. Turn the printer off, count to five, then
turn it back on.
If you still can’t resolve the problem, the printer may not be working properly.
See the information about service and support that came with your printer.
Desktop printer icon problems
A desktop printer icon appears again as soon as I drag it to the Trash.
You must always have at least one desktop printer icon. If you drag your last
desktop printer icon to the Trash, the computer instantly creates another one
just like it.
If you don’t want to use desktop printers at all and you have System 7.5 or
later, you can use the Extensions Manager control panel to turn off Desktop
PrintMonitor, Desktop Printer Extension, and Desktop Printer Spooler. Or
you can use the Installer’s Custom Remove feature to remove the desktop
printing software, as described in Appendix F.
An X appears over the desktop printer icon.
When a desktop printer is not working, its icon appears with an X over it.
m You may have started the computer with a different startup disk or
temporarily turned off all the software extensions. When you restart the
computer as usual, the icon will return to normal.
m You may have removed the desktop printing software that created the
printer icon. If you meant to do so, you can drag the icon to the Trash. If
not, you can reinstall the software as explained in Chapter 1.
A PowerBook has trouble printing to the Color StyleWriter 2500
Some PowerBook computers have special requirements for printing. See
“Special Information for PowerBook Owners” in the section “Telling Your
Computer to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 1.
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The lights indicate a problem
Power button (I)
Error light (‘)
Power light
Sometimes the lights on the printer signal a problem.
m Both lights are off. To conserve energy, the printer turns itself off if it’s left
idle for some time (usually about 5 minutes). If you suspect a problem,
press the power button. If the lights remain off, check to make sure the
power cord is plugged in properly and the outlet has power. If you can’t
turn the printer lights on, see the information about service and support
that comes with the printer.
m The error light glows steadily. Either the printer is out of paper or the paper
has misfed. Check your computer screen for messages. See Chapter 2 for
instructions on loading the sheet feeder, or “Paper Is Jammed” and “Paper
or Envelopes Feed Improperly” later in this chapter.
m The error light blinks. The ink cartridge may not be seated properly. Open the
printer’s cover. Make sure the cartridge is inserted properly, and that the
bright blue lever is firmly lowered to secure the cartridge in place. For
instructions, see “Installing the Ink Cartridge” in Chapter 1.
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The printer seems slow
See the suggestions under “Speed” in Chapter 3.
If you have a Macintosh IIfx, Macintosh Quadra 900, or Quadra 950
computer, check the Serial Switch control panel. Make sure it is set to
Compatible.
Note: The printer automatically takes a few moments to clean the print head
when it is plugged back in or after more than three days of inactivity.
Paper is jammed
Occasionally a piece of paper may get stuck inside the printer during the
printing process. To clear a paper jam, follow these steps:
1
If necessary, open the printer to see where the jam is.
2
Gently pull the paper free.
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More than one piece of paper passes through the printer at a time
Follow these steps:
1
Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
2
Turn off the printer.
3
Turn the printer back on.
4
Put the paper back in.
Paper or envelopes feed improperly
If paper tears, gets skewed, or comes through the printer crumpled, it may not
be entering the printer properly. Try the following:
m Make sure you have loaded the paper correctly, paying special attention to both
paper selectors.
For instructions on loading paper, see “Loading the Sheet Feeder” in
Chapter 2.
m Do not overload the sheet feeder.
The feeder holds up to 15 envelopes or up to 100 sheets of 20-pound paper.
If you use heavier paper, fewer sheets will fit in the feeder.
m Do not force paper into the sheet feeder.
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m Try to remove any torn or damaged pieces of paper from the printer.
See “Paper Is Jammed,” earlier in this chapter.
m Take the paper out of the sheet feeder and check it.
Make sure none of the sheets is curled, bent, or dog-eared.
Make sure the edges of the stack line up evenly.
Make sure the left paper guide isn’t too snug or too loose. The stack should
lie flat (not bowed).
Make sure the paper doesn’t slide down into the printer.
Load either envelopes or paper (not both) into the sheet feeder.
Make sure you have inserted envelopes correctly. The flaps should lie flat
against the envelope, the edges should be smoothed flat, and no air should
be trapped in the envelopes.
When loading back-print film, put a sheet of plain paper at the back of
the stack.
When loading transparencies, the shiny side should face you. The edge
where the paper and the transparency are joined should point downward.
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The Color StyleWriter 2500 won’t print a particular document
If you attempt to print a document and no page is printed—not even a blank
one—try the following:
m Check for messages on your Macintosh screen. Also, open the window for
your printer by double-clicking its desktop icon.
m Your computer may be low on memory. See “Memory Is Low,” later in this
chapter.
m Turn the printer off, then on again. (This resets the printer.)
m Repeat the printing process.
Sometimes problems disappear when you try to print your document again.
m Printing problems can often be caused by errors in your programs. If you
can print from the SimpleText or TeachText program but not from another
program, it’s probably a problem with that program. Contact the publisher
of that program for help.
m Restart your Macintosh.
The printer acts as if it’s working, but nothing is printed on the page
If your printer takes the paper, but doesn’t actually print anything, try the
following:
m If the ink cartridge is new, make sure that you removed the orange tape
from its print head.
m Make sure the ink cartridge and the ink tanks in the four-color cartridge
are correctly installed. (For instructions, see “Replacing Ink Tanks in the
Four-Color Ink Cartridge” and “Replacing the Ink Cartridge” in Chapter 4).
m The printer may be out of ink. You can check by seeing whether the test
page prints. To print a test page, see “Checking the Print Nozzles” in
Chapter 1.
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Messages appear on your computer screen
Most messages that appear on your screen are self-explanatory. For example,
they may tell you that the printer is out of paper or that the paper is jammed.
Once you correct the problem, the message goes away.
Here are some other problems that on-screen messages might report:
Serial port in use by another application
Restart your computer before trying to print again.
The waste ink container in the printer is full.
From time to time, the printer deposits some ink into a waste container. In the
rare event that the container becomes full, Apple recommends that you take
the printer to an Apple-authorized service provider.
There is an error in the printer.
Check to make sure the cable is still connected to the printer and the
computer. Also, make sure the ink cartridge is seated properly. Turn on the
printer and open the printer’s cover. Make sure the cartridge is inserted
properly, and that the blue lever on the side of the carrier is firmly lowered to
secure the cartridge in place.
The printer detects an end of paper error.
Make sure that you are using a valid size of paper, and that you indicate the
size in the Page Setup dialog box. Valid sizes for the Color StyleWriter 2500
are: U.S. Letter, U.S. Legal, A4 Letter, Executive, #6 envelopes, and #10
envelopes. Other sizes may not work correctly.
No Paper or Wrong Paper Size
These messages usually mean what they say. Occasionally they appear when
you have the wrong port indicated in the Chooser. See “Telling Your
Computer to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500” and “Special Information for
PowerBook Owners” in Chapter 1.
Memory is low.
See the next section.
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Memory is low
Once in a while, your computer may be temporarily low on random-access
memory (RAM).
Symptoms that indicate a memory problem.
m Some documents do not print.
m Some text incorrectly appears in the Geneva font.
m Characters look jagged.
m An “out of memory” message appears on your screen.
If you have a memory problem, try the following:
m Run only one program at a time; quit the ones you’re not using.
m If memory has been severely fragmented, you should quit all open
applications, then reopen just the one you’re using.
m Increase the amount of memory you give to the program you’re printing
from by using the Get Info command (as explained in the instructions that
came with your Macintosh).
m Turn off background printing. See “Printing While You Use Your
Computer” in Chapter 2.
m In the Page Setup dialog box, choose Portrait (normal) orientation instead
of Landscape (sideways) orientation.
m Don’t print your documents with watermarks.
m Choose “Black and White” from the Image pop-up menu in the Print
dialog box. Printing in black and white takes the least memory.
m When you print in the background, if you often get a message that there is
not enough memory to print on a certain desktop printer, you can give that
desktop printer more memory by selecting its icon and choosing the Get
Info command. Then increase the number in the Preferred Size box. (For
more information on increasing a program’s memory, see the
documentation that came with your Macintosh.)
m Remove desktop printing. See Appendix F.
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m Turn on virtual memory in the Memory control panel. Virtual memory is
described in the instructions that came with your computer. (Note: Using
virtual memory can slow down your computer.)
m As long as there are any print requests waiting to be printed, Desktop
PrintMonitor (the desktop printing software) remains active in memory,
even when background printing is off. If you are not printing in the
background, you can remove all print requests from your desktop printer
queues to reduce memory requirements by 160K.
m Obtaining additional RAM for your computer can solve some of these
problems and improve printing speed.
Documents did not print as expected
If the quality of printing is OK—not smeared or incomplete—but the result is
not as you expected, you may have made a mistake in using the printer
software. Check the subsections that follow for suggestions.
Text appears in the Geneva font or prints jagged
When your Macintosh computer is low on memory, it may display and print
certain fonts in the Geneva font. (Geneva looks like this.) Some text may also
have jagged edges. To fix low-memory problems, see the preceding section,
“Memory Is Low.”
If you’re printing to a shared StyleWriter that is not directly connected to your
computer and you use Adobe™ Type Manager, the PostScript™ version of your
fonts must be installed on the computer that is directly connected to the
StyleWriter.
For more information about fonts, see Appendix B, “Using Fonts With the
Color StyleWriter 2500.”
Some rotated text may print jagged if you apply a style that has not been
defined for the font. Try applying plain style to the text.
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Text prints, but pictures do not
Some advanced page layout and art programs use the PostScript page
description language, a language that the Color StyleWriter 2500 does not
understand. If your programs have a PICT preview option, you can print the
file on a Color StyleWriter 2500.
Page breaks change unexpectedly
Most programs determine where to break pages by evaluating the information
you provide in the Page Setup dialog box. Also, different types of printers
space text in slightly different ways. The following actions can cause page
breaks to change:
m changing from one type of printer to another
m changing the page size in the Page Setup dialog box
m scaling the document in the Page Setup dialog box
m changing the orientation in the Page Setup dialog box
It’s best to choose the printer you want and the Page Setup options you need
before working on your page breaks.
A page prints off center
This problem may result from one of the following conditions:
m You have selected the wrong page size in the Page Setup dialog box.
m The margins are set incorrectly in the document you are printing.
m Paper is not placed properly in the sheet feeder. See “Paper or Envelopes
Feed Improperly” earlier in this chapter.
m You are not using recommended printing materials.
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Text lines up in columns on the screen but not when it prints
You may have used spaces (rather than tabs) to line up the text. Because
printers interpret spaces differently than the screen does, the text may fail to
line up when you print it. Try replacing the spaces with tabs.
You can also make columns by using spaces with a monospace font—such as
Courier or Monaco—instead of tabs. A monospace font is one in which every
character has the same width.
Everything prints backwards
Choose the Print command and check what paper type you’ve selected in the
dialog box that opens. If you indicate that you’re printing on back-print film,
the printer reverses the image.
There are watermark problems
The wrong watermark printed.
If you selected one watermark, but a different one printed, you can fix it by
changing the modification date and time of one of the watermark files. To
change the modification date, open one of the files, then save it using the Save
As command. (The watermark files are stored in the Printing Prefs folder,
which is in the Preferences folder inside the System Folder.) When asked if
you want to replace the file, say yes.
I created a new watermark, but it doesn’t show up in the dialog box.
m Make sure the watermark was saved as a PICT or PICT2 file.
m Make sure the file was saved in the Printing Prefs folder, which is in the
Preferences folder inside the System Folder.
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Print quality is poor
Most image problems are caused by problems with an ink cartridge or with
your choice of paper. Don’t use the following types of paper:
m erasable typing paper
m damaged, wrinkled, or stapled paper
m multipart forms (“carbonless carbons”)
m glossy paper, unless its especially designed for StyleWriter printers
For best print quality, use coated or glossy paper or back-print film. If you
use plain paper, use 16- to 24-pound copier paper; 20-pound paper is
recommended. Plain papers can vary widely. If you’re not happy with one
kind of paper, try a different brand.
Colors skip or streak at the bottom of the page
If you’re not happy with the quality of printing near the bottom of a page,
change the setting for the bottom margin to 0.8 inch.
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The image is too light or too dark
If printing looks fuzzy because it’s too light or too dark, try the following:
m Check the nozzles in the print head. See “Checking the Print Nozzles” in
Chapter 1 for instructions. If this doesn’t help, replace one or both ink
tanks in the four-color ink cartridge, or replace the black-only cartridge.
See “Replacing Ink Tanks in the Four-Color Ink Cartridge” and “Replacing
the Ink Cartridge” in Chapter 4 for instructions.
m Make sure you’ve chosen the correct paper type in the Print dialog box.
m If you’re using plain paper, try flipping the stack of paper in the paper tray.
Most paper has one side that’s better for printing. If you’re using other
material, make sure you have it loaded in the correct orientation. See
“Loading the Sheet Feeder” in Chapter 2.
m Try printing on a different kind of paper.
m Try choosing Best print quality in the Print dialog box.
m Make sure that both paper selectors (one inside the printer, the other on the
sheet feeder) are set to the correct position. See “Loading the Sheet
Feeder” in Chapter 2.
Thin lines fade or break up
Pick a darker color for the affected object, or try printing with the Pattern
halftoning option selected. (In the Print dialog box, click the Options button,
then click the Pattern button.)
The ink smears when rubbed
Don’t handle pages before the printer ejects them from the printer and
delivers them into the output tray. This allows all the time needed for the ink
to dry.
Pages leave the printer smeared, blurred, or smudged
The print head may be too close to the paper it’s printing on. Move the
internal paper selector to the envelope (=) position. See “Loading the Sheet
Feeder” in Chapter 2.
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Printing appears on only part of the paper
Check the selections in the Page Setup dialog box.
Check the nozzles in the print head. See “Checking the Print Nozzles” in
Chapter 1 for instructions. If this doesn’t help, replace one or more ink tanks
in the four-color ink cartridge, or replace the black cartridge. See “Replacing
Ink Tanks in the Four-Color Ink Cartridge” and “Replacing the Ink Cartridge”
in Chapter 4 for instructions.
Colors don’t look right on the printed page
Try the following:
m Print a test page to see if you’ve run out of ink. For instructions, see
“Checking the Print Nozzles” in Chapter 1.
m Try printing the image with ColorSync turned on. For instructions, see
“Adjusting Color Options” in Chapter 2.
m Use a different type of paper.
Unwanted horizontal white lines or stripes appear
Problems with print quality, especially horizontal white lines in your
document, may mean a nozzle on the print head is clogged or your ink
cartridge is running out of ink. There are two ways to solve the problem:
m Cleaning the print head is the faster method. It forces a nozzle cleaning as
part of a print job. In other words, you can tell the printer to clean the print
head before it starts printing the next document.
m Printing a test page also cleans the print head. It gives you a test pattern
you can evaluate, but it takes a bit longer.
IMPORTANT Cleaning the print head consumes a small amount of ink. If you
repeat the procedure unnecessarily, you reduce the life of your cartridge.
Explanations of both procedures follow.
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Cleaning the print head
To clean the print head, follow these steps:
1
When you are about to print a document, click Utilities in the Print dialog box.
Note: If the printer is being shared by using ColorShare, you must print the
document from the computer that is directly connected to the printer.
Click this button.
The Utilities dialog box opens.
Then click OK.
First, click to
place an X here.
The Utilities dialog box closes, and the Print dialog box reappears.
2
In the Print dialog box, click Print.
The printer cleans the print head before printing your document.
Note: After the printer cleans the print head and prints your document, the
cleaning option is automatically turned off. You don’t have to turn it off before
printing again.
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Printing the test page
To print the test page, follow these steps:
1
Turn off the printer.
2
Make sure you’ve loaded U.S. letter-size or A4 paper into the printer.
3
Press and hold down the power button until the power light starts to blink.
4
Release the power button and wait for the test page to print.
5
Examine the nozzle test pattern for broken or missing horizontal lines.
The nozzle test pattern appears near the bottom of the test page. The test
pattern for the four-color ink cartridge looks like this:
A broken line means a nozzle on
the print head needs to be cleaned.
A missing color means you need to
replace an ink tank (or the black-only cartridge).
Yellow
Magenta
Cyan
Black
The test pattern for the black-only ink cartridge looks like this:
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If you see a broken line, try the following:
m If you see a missing color, replace the ink tank containing the missing
color. (Or replace the black-only ink cartridge if that’s what you used to
print the test page.)
m If you see a broken line, clean the print head. (For instructions, see the
previous section, “Cleaning the Print Head.”)
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The image prints wavy or distorted
Make sure that you are using a recommended type of paper. Check the setting
of the internal paper selector above the ink cartridge. If the problem persists,
see the information about service and support that comes with the printer.
Stains appear on printed pages
Stains on the backs or tops of printed pages may mean that ink has spilled
inside the printer. If so, the ink can transfer to the rollers and from there to
the paper.
Turn the printer off and unplug it. Then open the printer and carefully clean
the rollers and platen with a soft, dry cloth.
If necessary, you
can clean the rollers
and platen with a
soft, dry cloth.
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Ink tanks and cartridges run out of ink too quickly
To extend the life of your ink cartridges, try the following:
m Select Draft print quality in the Print dialog box whenever you can.
m Don’t clean the print head unless necessary.
m Don’t print solid background colors unless necessary.
m Don’t open the printer’s cover unnecessarily. (After you shut the cover, the
printer cleans the print head, which uses up ink.)
m Don’t unplug the printer or otherwise discontinue power frequently.
m Don’t print the test page unless necessary.
m If you print mostly black and white documents, use the optional highperformance black ink cartridge.
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Appendix A
Technical Information
General specifications
Marking engine
m Thermal ink jet engine
Resolution
The resolution differs according to the quality of printing you select. It is
expressed in horizontal by vertical dots per inch (dpi).
m Best: 720 x 360 dpi, with optimal ink density (automatically chosen for
the paper you’ve selected)
m Normal: 360 x 360 dpi
m Draft: 180 x 180 dpi
Engine speed
m Printing speed depends on the images printed and on the Macintosh
computer used.
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Connector cable
m Apple System/Peripheral-8 cable
Interface
m High-speed serial (RS-422)
m Optional LocalTalk
m Optional EtherTalk
Fonts
m TrueType font support
m 64 TrueType fonts available, consisting of the 43 that come with the
Color StyleWriter 2500 and the 21 that come with Macintosh system
software (see Appendix C for a list of available fonts)
m Adobe PostScript font support when used with Adobe Type Manager
software (sold separately by Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Sheet feeder
m Holds up to 100 sheets of 20-pound (75 grams/meter2 ) paper or
15 envelopes.
Printing materials
m Plain paper: Use 16-pound (60-g/m2) to 24-pound (90-g/m2) paper.
m Accepts most letterhead and colored stock.
m Accepts medium-weight sheets of labels.
m Use #6 or #10 envelopes.
m Apple recommends back-print film, transparency film, coated paper,
Premium Plus Coated Paper, and glossy paper especially designed for the
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer. See your Apple-authorized dealer.
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Paper sizes in millimeters (mm) and inches (")
m U.S. Letter: 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm (8.5" x 11")
m U.S. Legal: 215.9 mm x 355.6 mm (8.5" x 14")
m A4: 210 mm x 297 mm (8.3" x 11.7")
m Executive: 184.15 mm x 266.7 mm (7.25" x 10.5")
m #6 envelopes: 165.1 mm x 92.1 mm (6.5" x 3.625")
m #10 envelopes: 241.3 mm x 104.8 mm (9.5" x 4.125")
Printable area in millimeters (mm) and inches (")
m Maximum printable line in portrait (normal) orientation: 206.0 mm (8.11")
m Minimum margins
Left and right: 3 mm (0.12")
Top: 3 mm (0.12")
Bottom: 8 mm (0.3")
Dimensions in millimeters (mm) and inches (")
m Height: 211 mm (8.3")
m Width: 365 mm (14.4")
m Depth: 234 mm (9.2")
Weight
m Approximately 3.2 kilograms (6.9 pounds)
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Operating environment
Temperature
m 15° to 30° C (59° to 86° F)
Relative humidity
m 10 percent to 80 percent, noncondensing
Storage environment
Temperature
m 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
Humidity
m 5 percent to 95 percent, noncondensing
Power consumption
Operating
m 20 watts maximum
Power requirements for AC power adapter
The electrical requirements vary depending on the country for which your
model was manufactured
Power supply
m AC power adapter
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Apple part numbers
If you have trouble finding any of the following products, the part numbers
may help you describe them to the dealer. Note, however, that part numbers
sometimes change as products are enhanced.
Replacement ink tanks for four-color ink cartridge
m Black ink tank: M3330G/A
m Color ink tank: M3329G/A
Ink cartridges
m Color ink cartridge: M3328G/A
m High-performance black ink cartridge: M3240G/A
Connector cable
m Apple System/Peripheral-8 cable: M0197LL
Printing materials
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Transparency Film, Letter-size: M2658G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Transparency Film, A4-size: M1959G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Premium Coated Paper, Letter-size: M2952G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Premium Coated Paper, A4-size: M2951G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Premium Plus Coated Paper, Letter-size: M4792G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Premium Plus Coated Paper, A4-size: M4791G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Glossy Paper, Letter-size: M3655G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Glossy Paper, A4-size: M3656G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Back-Print Film, Letter-size: M2953G/A
m Apple Color Ink-Jet Back-Print Film, A4-size: M2954G/A
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Available Options
m Color StyleWriter LocalTalk Module: M4615ZM
m StyleWriter EtherTalk Adapter
North America–style plug: M4775LL
Japan-style plug: M4775J
Continental Europe–style plug: M4775ZM
United Kingdom–style plug: M4775B
Australia-style plug: M4775X
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Appendix B
Using Fonts With the Color StyleWriter 2500
A font is a collection of letters, numbers, and symbols in a distinctive
typographic design. Your Macintosh computer and Color StyleWriter 2500
printer come with a variety of fonts that look great both on your monitor and
on paper.
Fonts come in such a variety of formats that problems can sometimes arise.
This appendix provides the information you need to avoid such problems and
to solve them if they come up.
Kinds of fonts
The Macintosh works with three main kinds of fonts: TrueType, bitmapped,
and PostScript fonts.
Apple provides two kinds of fonts with your Macintosh and the
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer: TrueType and bitmapped. However,
your system can use PostScript fonts as well when it has the proper
software installed.
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TrueType fonts
A TrueType font is scalable, describing a typeface without rigidly specifying a
size. So it looks good whatever size you choose. TrueType fonts provide sharp
text at any size on screen or on paper. You can mix and match TrueType fonts
from various font vendors.
TrueType fonts store individual text characters as mathematical descriptions
of lines and curves, rather than as groups of pixels (a bitmap). When a
program asks for a character in a particular size, such as 33 points, the
Macintosh uses mathematical calculations to enlarge the character’s outline
to 33 points and fill in the dots for the monitor or printer output.
Sometimes you’ll still get jagged edges when you print a document, even
when you use a TrueType font. In nearly all cases, this is because there isn’t
enough memory available to scale the font properly for printing. This may
happen, for example, when you’re running several programs at the same time.
Because you don’t need a separate font for each character size in order for
your printing to look good (as you do with bitmapped fonts), TrueType font
names don’t have numbers in them.
How does a font look? To see what a TrueType or bitmapped font looks like
on your screen, double-click the font’s icon to open it. A sample of that font
appears (in three sizes for TrueType fonts and in the size you opened for
bitmapped fonts).
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You can also use the Key Caps desk accessory to examine fonts. See the
documentation that came with your computer for instructions.
Bitmapped fonts
Bitmapped fonts consist of “pictures” of a typeface at specific sizes. For
example, you might have bitmapped fonts at 10-, 12-, and 18-point sizes
installed in your Macintosh computer. For best results you need a separate
font file for each size of character you want to use.
The icon of a bitmapped font (also called a fixed-size font or screen font) has
the single letter A on it. The font’s point size appears at the end of its name.
When you request a bitmapped character, your Macintosh looks for an
installed bitmapped font in the size you specified. (See “How the Macintosh
Looks for Fonts” later in this appendix.) If it can’t find that font, your
Macintosh tries to construct one by scaling a size that it does find.
In most cases, scaled bitmapped fonts don’t look nearly as good as
preinstalled ones. Such scaling is one reason for the jagged edges (sometimes
called “jaggies”) you’ll see on your screen or in a printed document when you
request an uninstalled size (for example, 17-point Geneva).
Bitmapped fonts are designed on grids of 72 dots per inch (dpi)—the
standard Macintosh screen resolution. Because of their correspondence to the
standard screen resolution, bitmapped fonts in preinstalled sizes always look
great on your display.
When you print a bitmapped font, it prints at a resolution of 72 dpi. Because
most modern printers can print at resolutions far better than this (your
Color StyleWriter 2500 prints at 360 dpi or better), printed bitmapped fonts
almost always have jagged edges or stairstep sides.
Fortunately, the Macintosh can use bitmapped fonts in combination with
other font formats, reserving bitmaps for the screen and other kinds of fonts
for the printer.
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PostScript fonts
PostScript is a page-description language that defines the characters, symbols,
and images that appear on each page of a document. A PostScript font comes
as a pair of fonts: an outline font for the printer and a corresponding
bitmapped font for displaying type on your screen.
No bitmapped font, no menu entry: If your system doesn’t have the bitmapped
font, the PostScript font name won’t appear in your font menu.
Certain printers are designed specifically to work with PostScript fonts.
While your Color StyleWriter 2500 is not a PostScript printer, it can use
PostScript fonts if you have Adobe Type Manager software installed. Adobe
Type Manager uses printer fonts to generate clean-looking screen text at any
size. (This software is included with some installations of system software 7.5.
It is available from your local Apple-authorized dealer for version 7.1.)
IMPORTANT Adobe Type Manager is not an Apple product. It is made and
supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Only the version that comes with
Apple Macintosh system software version 7.5 is supported by Apple.
PostScript printer fonts have no numbers associated with their names,
because a single font can be scaled to any size. Many companies make
PostScript fonts; the following illustration shows icons for Adobe, Bitstream,
and Fontek PostScript fonts, plus a generic PostScript font icon.
QuickDraw GX imaging technology
A QuickDraw GX font is a TrueType or PostScript font with an additional set
of sophisticated features. These features include extremely accurate
typographic elements such as ligatures and kerning, plus the ability to skew,
rotate, and add perspective to text in extremely flexible ways.
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How TrueType fonts work with other kinds of fonts
Although TrueType fonts offer distinct advantages, your Color StyleWriter
2500 printer can also use other kinds of fonts.
TrueType and bitmapped fonts
Macintosh computers running System 7 come with both bitmapped (screen)
fonts and TrueType fonts installed. This maintains consistency with
documents created on Macintosh systems that don’t have TrueType fonts.
Bitmapped fonts look better displayed on the monitor, while TrueType fonts
look better on a high-resolution printer such as the Color StyleWriter 2500.
So, if you have both versions of the font available, the Macintosh uses the
bitmapped version when displaying the font on the screen (provided that the
size you’re using is available) and the TrueType version when printing the font
on the Color StyleWriter 2500. To force the Macintosh to use only TrueType
fonts everywhere, you must remove the bitmapped fonts.
For example, if a document uses 12-point Times®, available in that size as a
bitmapped font and as a TrueType font, the system uses the bitmapped font on
the screen and the TrueType font on the printer. If a document uses 4-point
Times, the system scales the TrueType font to that size for both the screen and
the printer, because a bitmapped version isn’t available.
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Using only TrueType fonts produces a closer match between the appearance
of type on the screen and on paper. However, a document you’ve already
created with bitmapped fonts will be reformatted with the corresponding
TrueType fonts, and line breaks in the document may change. Similarly, if a
document is created on a system that has TrueType fonts or Adobe Type
Manager software installed, it may have different spacing, kerning, and so on,
when opened on a system that doesn’t have TrueType fonts or Adobe Type
Manager software.
Keeping two font versions available
If you have a TrueType version of a font, you don’t need a bitmapped version.
However, although keeping both versions of a font takes up more disk space,
there are several advantages to doing so.
Bitmapped fonts are hand-designed: a graphic artist planned each character
in each font to look good on a screen. TrueType fonts are scaled by the
computer to match what you request. At smaller point sizes, the bitmaps may
appear sharper.
Additionally, scaling fonts takes time—sometimes up to several seconds in
slower Macintosh computers—but all Macintosh computers can display a
bitmapped font instantly.
TrueType and PostScript fonts
PostScript fonts were designed as fonts for PostScript printers. The Color
StyleWriter 2500 wasn’t designed to use PostScript. However, if you have
Adobe Type Manager software installed, your computer can both display and
print PostScript fonts.
Use different names: To avoid confusing the printer software, be sure that you
don’t install both TrueType and PostScript versions of the same font. For
example, do not have a PostScript font file called Times and a TrueType font
file called Times installed in your system at the same time.
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How the Macintosh looks for fonts
Here’s the search order your Macintosh uses to determine which font to
display on your screen when you choose a specific size:
1. an installed bitmapped font in that size, if one exists
2. a scaled TrueType font, if no bitmapped font exists
3. an Adobe Type Manager (ATM) version of a PostScript font, if ATM is
installed and if no TrueType version exists
4. a scaled bitmap if no ATM font exists
Here’s the search order it uses to determine which font to print on your
Color StyleWriter 2500 printer:
1. a scaled TrueType font, if one exists
2. an ATM version of a PostScript font, if ATM is installed and if no
TrueType version exists
3. a scaled 72-dpi bitmap if no ATM font exists
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Where fonts are stored
All fonts for your Color StyleWriter 2500 printer reside in special places
within the System Folder. To install fonts, you drag them to the System
Folder. Your Macintosh will automatically put them where they belong—in
the Fonts folder within the System Folder.
The Fonts folder can contain a total of 128 font suitcases (described in the
next section), plus any number of PostScript fonts, up to the available storage
capacity of your hard disk.
IMPORTANT Fonts installed in other folders or in the top level of the System
Folder may not work correctly. Additionally, bitmapped and TrueType fonts
stored outside of suitcases may not work correctly.
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Suitcases
A font suitcase is a special folder for collections of fonts.
Suitcases provide a convenient way to organize fonts in the same font family.
For example, it’s a good idea to use a single suitcase (called Courier) for all
fonts in the Courier font family—all Courier roman fonts as well as fonts
with names like Courier Bold and Courier Oblique.
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Combining suitcases: To merge all the fonts from one suitcase with another,
drag one suitcase on top of the other. All the fonts from the dragged suitcase
will go into the other, and the dragged suitcase will disappear.
Note: To avoid confusion, rename a font suitcase whenever you put more
fonts into it. For example, if you decide to merge Helvetica, Helvetica Black,
and Helvetica Compressed, name the suitcase something like “Helvetica
Regular/Black/Condensed.”
A suitcase can also contain fonts from different font families, although you
should keep all fonts of the same family in the same suitcase. All the fonts
will still appear in menus with their proper names.
You treat a suitcase as you would a folder. To open a suitcase, you doubleclick it. To add a font, you drag the font’s icon to the suitcase and drop it in.
To remove a font, you drag its icon out of the suitcase.
To create a font suitcase, duplicate an existing one and throw away its
contents. Then rename the suitcase as appropriate and drag whatever fonts
you want into it.
You cannot have more than 128 font suitcases in the Fonts folder.
Size limits for suitcases: No matter how many fonts you have in a single
suitcase, the Fonts folder counts the suitcase as a single unit. There’s no limit
to the number of fonts in a single suitcase, but the suitcase cannot be larger
than 16 megabytes.
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Styled fonts
Most fonts that come with your Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS-J printer have
defined styles. For example, if you open the Bookman font (contained in a
suitcase in the Fonts folder, which is inside your System Folder), you see files
for bold and italic versions of the font.
But fonts such as Chicago, Geneva, Monaco, and New York do not come with
defined styles. If you open the Chicago font suitcase, you see only one file.
You can apply a style to a font like this by making a choice from the
appropriate menu (Fonts, Style, Format, or some similar menu, depending on
the application program). A font predesigned with a given style nearly always
looks better than a font with a computer-generated “derived” style.
About style names: Predesigned styled fonts sometimes have names you may
not be familiar with. For example, roman refers to a font without styling, or
plain. Oblique is similar to italic. Light, demi, and extra are different kinds
of bold.
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Common questions about fonts
Here are some questions that often come up about fonts.
What kind of fonts should I buy?
Using a font that has both bitmapped and TrueType versions works best. The
bitmapped version looks great on the screen and the TrueType fonts print
beautifully on the Color StyleWriter 2500.
Avoid bitmapped fonts that don’t have TrueType versions because they print
with jagged edges on the Color StyleWriter 2500. By contrast, TrueType fonts
work well, even if you don’t have a bitmapped version.
If you have a PostScript printer or Adobe Type Manager, PostScript fonts
look great on paper. The Color StyleWriter 2500 is not a PostScript printer.
People who need professional typographic features such as swash characters
and proportional space numerals might also consider using QuickDraw GX
and QuickDraw GX TrueType fonts.
Why don’t all of my fonts appear in the Fonts menu?
You may not have all of your fonts placed correctly. All the fonts should be
installed in the Fonts folder in the System Folder.
Additionally, some application programs let the user decide which fonts
should appear in the Fonts menu. Check the manuals that came with your
programs.
Why can’t I see my Monaco 9, Geneva 9 and 12, and Chicago 12 bitmapped fonts?
These fonts are used by your Macintosh to display information. Because the
Macintosh needs these fonts, the Finder makes them invisible to prevent users
from removing them.
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What does the term Apple classic fonts mean?
The Apple classic fonts are the original ten bitmapped fonts that came with
the first Macintosh in 1984. These fonts, which all have city names, include
Athens, Cairo (a picture font), Chicago, Geneva, London, Los Angeles,
Monaco, New York, San Francisco, and Venice. Several of the fonts (Athens,
Cairo, London, and San Francisco) came in only one size—18 points.
Chicago, Geneva, Monaco, and New York are currently available in TrueType
versions. The other classic fonts are still only available in bitmapped versions.
Why do I sometimes get Geneva or Courier in my printed documents when I have
specified other fonts?
Geneva sometimes appears when you’re trying to use a TrueType font but
don’t have enough memory for scaling to operate properly.
Substitute fonts can also appear in a document composed on one Macintosh
that has a particular set of fonts but printed on another Macintosh that doesn’t
have those fonts.
Why does a document written entirely in Times look different on different Macintosh
computers?
Times, an extremely popular font, is manufactured and sold by more than one
company. Such fonts usually have small differences, even though they have the
same name. For example, the Times font manufactured by Adobe Systems
Incorporated, has different letterspacing than does the Times font from Apple
Computer, Inc.
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What is font substitution?
Font Substitution, which isn’t available for your Color StyleWriter 2500
printer, is an option in the Page Setup dialog box for certain PostScript
printers. When font substitution is turned on, these printers will use their
built-in equivalents for three bitmapped fonts (Times for New York, Helvetica
for Geneva, and Courier for Monaco).
What’s a downloadable font?
A downloadable font is a TrueType or PostScript font sent to some kinds of
printers, such as most PostScript Laser printers, by your system software. The
printer then uses the font to print your document.
If a printer has sufficient memory, it can hold more than one downloaded
font; otherwise, it must request the fonts it needs as necessary. This can be a
time-consuming process.
Some printers have hard disks attached to them for holding downloaded fonts.
A printer can get the fonts from its hard disk more quickly than it can
download them from the computer’s hard disk.
Your Color StyleWriter 2500 printer cannot receive downloaded fonts.
Instead, your Macintosh composes the entire image and then sends it to your
Color StyleWriter 2500 for printing.
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Appendix C
Font List
Between the fonts that come with your Macintosh and those that come with
the printer, there are 28 font families (and 64 total styled fonts) available as
soon as you install the Color StyleWriter 2500 software.
Name in Font menu
Number of fonts
Font family (and styled fonts)
Comes with
4
ITC Avant Garde®
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
4
ITC Bookman®
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Chicago
Macintosh
4
Courier
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Macintosh
1
Delphian
Color
StyleWriter 2500
4
ITC Garamond® Narrow
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Geneva
Macintosh
4
Helvetica
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Macintosh
2
Helvetica Black
(plain and italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
2
Helvetica Compressed
(plain and italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
®
continues .
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Name in Font menu
(Symbol)
Number of fonts
Font family (and styled fonts)
Comes with
4
ITC Lubalin Graph®
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
4
Lucida Bright
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
ITC Machine®
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Monaco
Macintosh
4
Helvetica Narrow
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
2
Nadianne
(plain and bold)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
4
New Century Schoolbook
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
New York
Macintosh
1
Old English Text
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Onyx
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Oxford
Color
StyleWriter 2500
4
Palatino®
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Macintosh
1
Swing
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Symbol
Macintosh
4
Times®
(plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic)
Macintosh
1
ITC Zapf Chancery ®
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
ITC Zapf Dingbats®
Color
StyleWriter 2500
1
Zeal
Color
StyleWriter 2500
(Zapf Dingbats)
(Zeal)
Total
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Appendix D
Working With ColorSync
The Macintosh does a lot of work to make sure that the colors you see on
your display closely match the colors you get on your printers, scanners, and
other devices. The software that does this work is called ColorSync. Because
ColorSync does its work behind the scenes, you don’t have to know anything
about it. But if you’re curious, this appendix explains how ColorSync works
and how you can benefit from using it.
The problem that ColorSync solves
Providing consistent color with desktop computers is a technical challenge.
Reproducing colors consistently from device to device is difficult because the
colored light on your monitor is very different from printed ink. Different
color devices use different methods for representing color information and
produce different ranges of colors.
Monitors (and most scanners) produce colors by mixing red, green, and blue
light—called RGB color. Most printers produce colors by mixing cyan (a
shade of blue), magenta (a bright pink), yellow, and black ink. This color
system is called CMYK. Since monitors and printers have different color
capabilities, they cannot reproduce each other’s colors exactly.
In addition, no two monitors or printers produce exactly the same colors.
(You can see an example of the differences among monitors at a consumer
electronics store, in the section that sells television sets.)
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About ColorSync
ColorSync is a system extension that provides color-conversion capabilities
and improves color consistency. ColorSync “translates” the colors used on one
device so that they match the colors displayed or printed on another device.
ColorSync color conversion is a central part of Macintosh computing, ensuring
that applications, monitors, printers, scanners, and digital cameras use the
same scheme for color conversion. This means you can scan an image, display
it on your monitor, and print it—with visually matching colors every step of
the way.
How ColorSync works
ColorSync does not convert colors directly from one device to another.
Instead, ColorSync takes information about each device’s color capabilities
and compares it to an independent color standard. In this way, it converts the
colors produced on one device to closely matching colors that can be
reproduced on another device.
Monitor
ColorSync profile
CIE color standard
ColorSync profile
1 ColorSync checks
a device’s ColorSync
profile for the device’s
color capabilities.
2 ColorSync translates
device-specific colors
to standard colors, which
are not limited by
the color capabilities
of any device.
3 If a device can’t
reproduce a standard
color, ColorSync
chooses the device’s
closest match.
Printer
ColorSync defines the colors a monitor, printer, scanner, or digital camera can
reproduce in a ColorSync profile. ColorSync profiles are compatible with the
profile specifications of the International Color Consortium (ICC).
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Next, ColorSync converts device-specific colors into standard colors. The CIE
color standard describes colors in terms of how they are perceived by the
human eye under standardized lighting conditions. (CIE stands for the
Commission International de l’Eclairage, the International Commission on
Illumination, which founded the standard in 1931.)
To maintain consistency, ColorSync previews a device’s color capabilities (in
the ColorSync profile) and—where necessary—converts standard colors to
closely matching colors that the device can reproduce. For example, your
monitor may be able to display a vivid red, but your printer inks may not be
able to produce that color. ColorSync determines the “next best” color for
your printer to use.
Using ColorSync
The ColorSync profile for a device is automatically installed as part of the
device’s software. To get the best visual color matching on your system, make
sure the following display settings are selected:
m For the best color match when printing, select the “page-white” or “D50”
system profile for your type of display in the ColorSync System Profile
control panel.
m For the best visual match between the colors on your display and printed
colors, select the Page-White Gamma option in the Monitors control panel.
To select a gamma option, open the Monitors control panel, then hold
down the Option key while you click the Options button. In the Options
window, click the Use Special Gamma checkbox to put a check in it. Then
choose Page-White Gamma from the menu.
m On a multiple scan display, make sure that the color temperature, or
intensity, is set to 9300 K (the default setting). See the display manual for
instructions. If the Page-White Gamma option is selected with a color
temperature other than 9300 K, your monitor colors could look too red or
too blue compared to printed colors.
Some color devices allow you to set additional color options that affect the
way ColorSync converts colors. See the instructions that came with the device
for more information.
Working With ColorSync
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Printing with QuickDraw GX
This appendix explains how to use the QuickDraw GX software with the
Color StyleWriter 2500. (If you installed QuickDraw GX after you set up your
printer, you must reinstall the Color StyleWriter 2500 software.)
Telling your computer to use the Color StyleWriter 2500 with QuickDraw GX
Make sure the printer and your computer are connected and turned on.
1
Select the Chooser from the Apple (K) menu.
2
In the Chooser dialog box, use the “Connect via” pop-up menu to choose the
appropriate type of connection.
If the printer is connected
directly to your Macintosh
with a serial cable,
choose Serial.
If the printer is connected to
a Macintosh on the network
and is available as a shared
device, choose Servers.
If the printer is connected to
the AppleTalk network,
choose AppleTalk.
Note: If QuickDraw GX is installed on your Macintosh, background printing
is always on and cannot be turned off.
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3
In the Chooser dialog box, click items to select them.
Some Chooser features change, depending on the selection you made in
step 2. If you chose Serial in step 2, the Chooser looks like this:
First, click this icon.
(If you don’t see the
icon, use the scroll bar
and arrows to find it.)
Second, click one of
these items to indicate
which port you connected the
printer to: the modem port or
the printer port.
Finally, to create a desktop
printer, click Create. A printer
icon appears on your
desktop for easy access.
If no port is available and your computer is a PowerBook, see “Special
Information for PowerBook Owners” in the section “Telling Your Computer
to Use the Color StyleWriter 2500” in Chapter 1.
If you chose Servers or AppleTalk, the Chooser looks like this:
First, click this icon.
(If you don’t see the
icon, use the scroll bar
and arrows to find it.)
Second, if your
network has zones,
click the one
you want.
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Third, click the name of
the printer you want to use.
Finally, to create a desktop
printer, click Create. A printer
icon appears on your
desktop for easy access.
If the printer is connected by
AppleTalk, you can rename
the printer. (Otherwise, this
feature is not available.)
4
Close the Chooser dialog box.
If you close the Chooser without creating at least one desktop printer, this
message appears.
To use a printer for which you have no desktop icon, you must select the
printer in the Chooser and click Create. If you select the printer but don’t
click Create, the Chooser ignores the selection.
Defining the page setup
Most Macintosh programs have a Page Setup command in the File menu. You
can use this command to set a variety of options. The most common options
are already selected for you, but you can change them if you want to.
1
Choose Page Setup from the File menu.
The Page Setup dialog box appears, as shown in the next step. The dialog box
you see may not exactly match any of the illustrations in step 2, but it works
basically the same way.
2
In the dialog box, make the selections you want.
If you’re working in a program that doesn’t take full advantage of QuickDraw
GX (is not “GX-savvy”), a dialog box similar to the one below appears.
Use this pop-up menu to identify the
paper or envelope size you are using.
To enlarge or reduce the
size of the printed image,
choose from this pop-up
menu. (Or you can type a
number.)
For vertical orientation (also
called portrait), click here.
For horizontal orientation
(also called landscape), click here.
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If you are using a GX-savvy program, there are two versions of the Page
Setup dialog box. This is the basic version:
For vertical
orientation (also
called portrait),
click here.
Use this pop-up menu to identify the
paper or envelope size you are using.
For horizontal orientation (also called
landscape), click one of these buttons,
depending on whether you want the top of
the image to be on the left or the right.
To see the expanded
dialog box, click
More Choices.
To enlarge or reduce the size of the printed
image, select this box and enter a number.
In the expanded dialog box, you can select a specific printer.
To format a document for
one of the desktop printers
you’ve created, choose
the printer from this
pop-up menu.
To see the basic
dialog box, click
Fewer Choices.
3
When you’ve made your choices, click Format (or OK in a program that’s not GX-savvy).
Your document is now set up for printing.
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Printing a document
To print a document, follow these steps:
1
Open the document you want to print, or select its icon in the Finder.
2
Choose Print from the File menu.
A dialog box appears, displaying a number of printing options. The dialog
box you see may not exactly match any of the illustrations in step 3, but it
works basically the same way. The most common options are already set
for you.
3
Set any options you like.
If you’re working in a program that isn’t GX-savvy, a Print dialog box similar
to the one below appears.
Click Best for
highest quality,
Normal for typical use,
or Draft for lower ink
consumption. For plain
and coated paper,
you can use any of
these three choices;
for other materials, you
must use Best quality.
Choose Color, Grayscale,
or Black & White from
this pop-up menu.
Use this pop-up menu to identify the type
of material you’ve loaded into the printer.
(For labels and envelopes, choose Plain.)
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If you are using a GX-savvy program, there are two versions of the Print
dialog box. This is the basic version:
To identify the desktop printer
you want, use this pop-up menu.
To see the expanded
dialog box, click
More Choices.
In the expanded dialog box, you can make additional choices.
To display a dialog
box that lets you
schedule print jobs,
click this icon.
The paper-matching
feature is useful for
printers that have
multiple paper trays.
To see the basic dialog
box, click Fewer Choices.
4
Use the Quality pop-up menu
to choose Best for highest
quality, Normal for typical
use, or Draft for lower ink
consumption.
Note: If the printer is printing
on back-print film, glossy
paper, or transparencies,
choose Best.
When you are satisfied with the settings, click Print.
If necessary, the printer turns itself on and, after a few moments, begins
printing your document. Don’t open the printer cover while the document is
printing. (This can waste ink and cause a paper jam.)
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Adjusting quality options
To adjust the way colors are printed, follow these steps:
1
Choose Print from the File menu.
2
Make sure the expanded dialog box appears.
If necessary, click More Choices.
3
In the expanded dialog box, click the Quality icon and set any options you like.
Use this pop-up menu to identify the type
of material you’ve loaded into the printer.
(For labels and envelopes, choose Plain.)
Choose Color, Grayscale, or
Black & White from this pop-up menu.
The printer blends the
four ink colors in either
a random scattering of
dots or a repeating pattern
of dots. Choose the method
you prefer.
To see the quality
options, click this icon.
(If you don’t see the
icon, use the scroll bar
and arrows to find it.)
4
When you are satisfied with the settings, click Print.
If necessary, the printer turns itself on and, after a few moments, begins
printing your document. Don’t open the printer cover while the document is
printing. (This can waste ink and cause a paper jam.)
If you are still not happy with the quality, try using the regular (non-GX)
QuickDraw printing software and see which results you prefer. See “If You
Choose Not to Use QuickDraw GX Printing” at the end of this appendix.
Note: If you have a color PowerBook computer, open the ColorSync control
panel and make sure the system profile is correct for your PowerBook.
If it’s not, choose Set System Profile from the pop-up menu and select the
correct profile.
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Cleaning the print head
To clean the print head, follow these steps:
1
When you are about to print a document, click Utilities in the expanded Print dialog box.
Second, click to
place an X here.
First, to see the
utilities, click this icon.
(If you don’t see the
icon, use the scroll bar
and arrows to find it.)
2
When you are satisfied with the settings, click Print.
If necessary, the printer turns itself on and, after a few moments, begins
printing your document. Don’t open the printer cover while the document is
printing. (This can waste ink and cause a paper jam.)
Note: After the printer cleans the print head and prints your document, the
cleaning option is automatically turned off. You don’t have to turn it off before
printing again.
A printing shortcut
If you have one or more printer icons on your desktop, you can print a
document by dragging its icon to the printer.
For instructions on creating a desktop printer, see “Telling Your Computer to
Use the Color StyleWriter 2500 with QuickDraw GX” at the beginning of
this appendix.
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If you choose not to use QuickDraw GX printing
If you’re unhappy with the quality of color printing on your Color StyleWriter
2500, try turning off the QuickDraw GX printing software and using the
regular QuickDraw printing software. You can decide which you prefer.
1
Open a program that’s not GX-savvy.
If you’re not sure whether the program is GX-savvy, choose Page Setup from
the File menu. If the dialog box that appears looks like the one below, the
program is not able to take full advantage of QuickDraw GX.
The GX-savvy version of
the Page Setup dialog box
contains additional
features.
2
Choose Turn Desktop Printing Off from the Apple (K) menu.
A message appears:
Note: If the message doesn’t mention the Color SW 2500 driver, someone
may have removed it from your Macintosh. Use the Custom Install option in
the Installer to install the driver. (See “Using the Custom Installer to Solve
Installation Problems” in the section “Installation Is Unsuccessful” in
Chapter 5.)
3
Click OK.
Now your Color StyleWriter 2500 will use the regular QuickDraw printing
software. If you want to go back to using the QuickDraw GX printing
software, repeat this process, but in step 2 choose Turn Desktop Printing On.
Printing With QuickDraw GX
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Removing the Desktop Printing Software
The printing software that you installed in Chapter 1 requires that you have at
least one printer icon on your desktop. If you don’t want to use the desktop
printing software, you must remove the desktop printing software, as shown in
these steps:
Before you begin Find the disks that came with the Color StyleWriter 2500.
1
Insert Color StyleWriter 2500 Disk 1 into a floppy disk drive.
If necessary, open the disk icon.
2
To start the Installer program, double-click its icon.
3
In the Welcome dialog box that appears, click Continue.
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4
In the Installer dialog box, choose Custom Remove.
Choose Custom
Remove from this
pop-up menu.
5
In the Custom Remove dialog box, click the Desktop Printing Software checkbox.
First, click this
checkbox. (An X
appears to show it’s
selected.)
Finally, when you’re
ready to begin, click
Remove.
Second, make sure the disk named here is the one
from which you want to remove the desktop printing
software. (If not, click Switch Disk until the correct
name appears.)
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6
When you see a message on your screen, follow the directions and insert the next disk.
The Installer ejects disks and asks you to insert others. Keep following the
instructions on the screen until the process is complete.
7
When you see a message reporting that the process was successful, click Restart.
The Installer restarts your Macintosh. When the computer restarts, the
desktop printer icons appear with an X on them.
8
After the computer restarts, drag your old desktop printer icons to the Trash.
9
Read the next section to learn how to use the PrintMonitor to monitor and control print
requests.
Removing the Desktop Printing Software
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Monitoring and controlling print requests without desktop printers
If you don’t have desktop printers, you must use the PrintMonitor program to
monitor and control background printing.
1
While your document is printing, choose PrintMonitor from the Application menu at the
far right of the menu bar.
PrintMonitor is available only when
background printing is on.
If you turn off background printing,
messages on your screen keep you
informed of printing status.
2
The document that’s
currently printing
appears here.
To cancel the current
print request,
click here.
In the PrintMonitor dialog box, review the status of documents that are printing (and
make any changes you want).
Documents that are waiting
to print are listed here.
To schedule a specific time for a
document to print, click its name in
the list, then click Set Print Time.
Comments about
the status of the
document being
printed appear here.
You can remove a document that is waiting to print by clicking its name, then
clicking the Remove From List button that appears.
3
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When you finish, click the PrintMonitor close box.
Appendix G
Packing and Moving the Printer
If you need to move the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer a long distance,
follow these steps.
1
Turn off the printer and unplug it.
2
Remove the power cord and serial cable.
3
Open the printer’s front cover.
4
Leave the ink cartridge in the printer, and apply a piece of tape to hold the cartridge in
place.
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5
Close the cover.
6
Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
7
Push the paper support and output tray back inside the printer.
8
Repack the printer in its original packing material.
When the printer arrives at its new location, unpack it and set it up as
described in Chapter 1.
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Index
A
B
A4 paper 13, 91
AC power adapter 3, 92
Adobe PostScript font icon 98
Adobe Type Manager 79, 98, 100, 106
alcohol-based or ammonia-based
cleaners 2, 63
alias for a desktop printer icon,
creating 40
Align Top Left watermark scaling
option 35, 36
Apple-authorized dealer/service provider
obtaining ink cartridges
and supplies 58
purchasing new system software or
memory 15
repair assistance 65
waste ink container is full 77
Apple classic fonts 107
Apple menu, Turn Desktop Printing
Off 123
Apple part numbers list 93–94
Apple System/Peripheral-8 cable
3, 90, 93
AppleTalk network, sharing the printer
44–46
Application menu, PrintMonitor
command 128
audio alert of print completion 30
background printing
low memory and 78, 79
monitoring and controlling 42–43
PrintMonitor and 128
QuickDraw GX and 115
turning on or off 41
working with 28, 31
back-print film
backwards printing and 81
loading into the sheet feeder 26,
51, 75
print quality setting for 120
tips for using 51
Best print quality option 30, 52, 119, 120
bitmapped font icon 97
bitmapped fonts
Apple classic fonts 107
described 97
PostScript and 98
TrueType and 99–100, 106
Bitstream PostScript font icon 98
black ink cartridge
printing speed and 53
vs. color ink cartridge 4
when to replace 58
borders around mini pages 29, 37
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C
cables
Apple System/Peripheral-8 3, 90, 93
checking connections 70
LocalTalk 11
network 11
serial 11
“carbonless carbon” paper 49, 82
carrier
handling of 7–8, 10
replacing the ink cartridge and 59, 61
Centered watermark scaling option
35, 36
changing the order of items to print,
background printing and 43
Chooser
changing the default printer 39
selecting the printer 17, 28
setting up the printer for network use
45–46
setting up the printer for QuickDraw
GX 115–117
turning background printing on or
off 41
user instructions for a shared
printer 47
Chooser dialog box 17, 115–117
CIE color standard 113
cleaning
the printer 2, 63, 87
the print head 30, 84–85, 122
CMYK color system 111
coated paper 26, 50, 119
color ink cartridge
vs. black ink cartridge 4
when to replace 58
color matching, turning on 32–33
color options, adjusting 30, 32–33
Color Options dialog box 32–33, 52
color printing
quirks 33
troubleshooting 82, 84
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Index
ColorShare 42, 44, 85
Color StyleWriter 2500 Disk 1 14,
68, 125
Color StyleWriter 2500 icon 16, 17,
31, 66
Color StyleWriter 2500 Log file 46
Color SW 2500-Troubleshooting file
19–20. See also test page
ColorSync
control panel 32, 113, 121
described 111–113
profiles 32, 112, 113, 121
turning on 32–33, 52
columns, printing, troubleshooting 81
connecting the printer
to use on a LocalTalk or EtherTalk
network 48
to use on an AppleTalk network
44–46
to use with QuickDraw GX 115–117
to your Macintosh 11
Connect via pop-up menu (Chooser
dialog box) 115–116
controlling print requests. See monitoring
and controlling print requests
control panels
ColorSync System Profile 32,
113, 121
Monitors 113
copies, selecting number to print 30
cost of printing, reducing 53
creating a desktop printer icon 40
Custom Install dialog box 69
Custom Install option 16, 68–69
Custom Remove dialog box 126
Custom Remove option 126–127
D
damaged paper 49, 74–75, 82
default desktop printer icon 38, 40
default printer, changing 38–39
deleting a print request, background
printing and 42
density of watermarks 35, 36
desktop printer
creating 17, 40, 116
formatting a document for,
QuickDraw GX 118
desktop printer icons
appearance after removing desktop
printer software 127
creating, throwing away, or
manipulating 40
examples of 16, 31
troubleshooting 71
desktop printing 31
low memory and 78
turning off QuickDraw GX 123
desktop printing software, removing
125–127
Desktop PrintMonitor 79
dialog boxes
Chooser 17, 115–117
Color Options 32–33, 52
Custom Install 69
Custom Remove 126
Installer 15, 68, 126
Page Setup 19, 29, 37, 80, 117
Page Setup, expanded QuickDraw GX
version 118
Print 20, 30, 52, 85, 119
Print, expanded QuickDraw GX
version 120–122
PrintMonitor 128
Setup 45
Utilities 85
Watermark Options 35
dimensions of printer 91
disabled (X) desktop printer icon 40,
71, 127
disconnecting the printer. See unplugging
the printer
disks, locking 14
display fonts 106
distorted print output, troubleshooting 87
document icon 31
downloadable fonts 108
Draft print quality option 30, 53,
119, 120
E
electromagnetic interference 4
energy-saving feature 6
engine specifications of the printer 89
enlarging the printed image. See scaling
envelope icon 24, 25
envelopes
feed improperly 74–75
formatting the text for 26, 27
loading into the sheet feeder 24, 75
setting the paper selectors for 24, 25
types to use 26, 77, 90, 91
environment specifications 92
erasable typing paper 49, 82
error light 6, 21, 72
error messages 70, 77
EtherTalk network, connecting the
printer to 48
extensions, turning off 14
external paper selector lever 13, 24
F
features of the printer, overview ix
File menu
Page Setup command 19, 23, 29,
34–37, 117–118
Print command 20, 27–28, 30–33, 38,
119–122
Quit command 20
Save command 33
Index
133
filling the sheet feeder. See loading the
sheet feeder
fixed-size fonts 97
folders
Fonts 67, 102, 106
font suitcases 103–104
Printing Prefs 37, 46, 81
Fontek PostScript font icon 98
font families 109–110
fonts
Apple classic fonts 107
bitmapped 97, 99–100, 106
corrupted, resolving installation
problems 66–69
displaying in the Fonts menu 106
downloadable 108
Geneva appears as a substitute
font 107
how the Macintosh looks for 101
installing 14
list of 109–110
low memory and 107
making purchasing decisions 106
naming 100
organizing in suitcases 103–104
PostScript 98, 100, 106
QuickDraw GX 98
search order 101
storing on the computer 102–104
styles for 105
supported by the printer 90, 95,
109–110
TrueType 96–97, 99–100, 106
used for display 106
viewing on-screen 96–97
Fonts folder 102, 106
removing items from 67
Fonts menu 106
font styles 105
font substitution 107, 108
font suitcases 102–104
four-color ink cartridge. See color ink
cartridge
future print time, setting 43
134
Index
G
Get Info command 78
glossy paper 26, 50, 82, 120
guide. See paper guide
H
halftoning method, selecting 32, 38,
52, 121
hardware requirements x
high-performance black ink cartridge. See
black ink cartridge
holding a print request, background
printing and 43
horizontal orientation. See
landscape orientation
horizontal white lines appear on
the printed page,
troubleshooting 84
humidity range for the printer 92
I
icons
bitmapped font 97
Color StyleWriter 2500 16, 17, 31, 66
Color SW 2500-Troubleshooting
file 19
default desktop printer 38, 40
desktop printer 16, 31, 40, 71, 127
disabled (X) desktop printer 40,
71, 127
document 31
envelope 24, 25
modem port 11, 18
paper 24, 25
PostScript font manufacturers 98
printer error 40
printer port 11, 18
printing 40
stopped print queue 40
image print option
low memory and 78
selecting 30, 119, 121
ink
checking if the printer is out of ink 76
reducing the amount used 53
smears when rubbed,
troubleshooting 83
ink cartridges
extending the life of 88
installing 7–10
part numbers for 93
preventing from drying out 4, 6, 62
replacing 58–61
storing 4, 62
switching 53
troubleshooting 76
unpacking 3
ink cartridge storage case 3, 4, 62
ink tanks
extending the life of 88
part numbers for 93
replacing 55–57
safety instructions for 66
troubleshooting 76
ink waste container 77
inserting paper into the sheet feeder. See
loading the sheet feeder
installation problems, troubleshooting
66–69
Installer dialog box 15, 68, 126
Installer program 14–16, 68–69,
125–127
installing
fonts 14
ink cartridges 7–10
printer software 14–16, 68–69
QuickDraw GX software 14
interface specifications of the printer 90
interference with television and radio
reception vi
internal modem on PowerBook
computers 11, 17, 18, 70
internal paper selector lever 12, 25, 87
J
jagged edges on printed output 96, 97
jammed or damaged paper, removing
73, 75
K
Key Caps desk accessory 97
L
labels 26
landscape orientation
low memory and 78
setting 29, 117, 118
layout, adjusting 29
Layout pop-up menu (Page Setup dialog
box) 37
legal-size paper 13, 25
letterhead paper 24
letter-size paper 13, 27–28
lights on the printer 6, 21, 72
liquid cleaners 63
liquid spills in the printer 2
loading the sheet feeder
with back-print film or transparencies
26, 51, 75
basic instructions 12–13, 24–25
with envelopes 24, 26, 75
with labels 2, 26
with various kinds of paper 26, 49–50
LocalTalk cable 11
LocalTalk network, connecting the
printer to 48
location for the printer, choosing 4
locking disks 14
log file for printer usage 46
Index
135
M
maintenance tasks. See also safety
instructions
cleaning the printer 2, 63, 87
replacing ink tanks 55–57
replacing the ink cartridge 58–61
storing a second ink cartridge 62
Matching Method pop-up menu (Color
Options dialog box) 33
memory
low memory indications and
suggestions 78–79
required for the printer x
virtual memory 4, 79
messages on-screen 70, 77
mini pages (2 or 4), printing 29, 37
modem port 11, 17, 18
moisture exposure to the printer 2
monitoring and controlling print requests
with background printing on 42–43
on a network printer 47
without desktop printers 128
Monitors control panel 113
moving a desktop printer icon 40
moving a print request to another printer,
background printing and 43
moving the printer a long distance
129–130
multipart forms 49, 82
N
naming
fonts 100
font suitcases 104
network cable 11
networks
AppleTalk 44–46
LocalTalk or EtherTalk 48
network zones 47, 116
non-standard documents, printing 28–31
136
Index
Normal print quality option 30, 53,
119, 120
notification of print completion,
selecting 30
nozzle test pattern, interpreting 22, 86
number of copies to print, selecting 30
O
opening the printer 7, 25, 56, 59, 87
operating environment specifications 92
orientation
low memory and 78
setting 29, 117, 118
output tray, opening 13, 25
P
packing the printer 129–130
page breaks, change unexpectedly,
troubleshooting 80
Page Setup command (File menu) 19,
23, 29, 34–37, 117–118
Page Setup dialog box 19, 29, 37,
80, 117
expanded QuickDraw GX
version 118
page setup options. See also print options
setting 23, 29, 34–35, 37, 117–118
page size, adjusting 29, 117
pages to print, selecting 30
paper. See also print materials
jammed or feeding improperly 73–75
loading into the sheet feeder 12–13,
24–25, 75
saving 37
sizes supported 91
types not to use 49, 82
types to use 26, 49–50, 77, 82, 90
paper guide, adjusting 13, 24, 75
paper icon 24, 25
paper-matching feature, QuickDraw
GX 120
paper selector lever
external 13, 24
internal 25, 87
paper support, extending 13, 24
paper type, indicating 30, 77, 118,
119, 121
part numbers list 93–94
password for network printer usage
45, 47
Pattern halftoning option 32, 38, 83
PICT/PICT2 format files, watermarks
and 36, 81
pictures do not print, troubleshooting 80
pixels 96
plain paper
tips for using 49
troubleshooting 82, 83
weight recommended 26, 49, 90
platen, cleaning 63, 87
plugging in the printer 5
portrait orientation
low memory and 78
printing in 27
setting 29, 117, 118
ports
changing the selection 70
modem and printer 11, 17, 18
serial, PowerBook computers 18
PostScript fonts
described 98
downloadable 108
TrueType and 100, 106
PostScript page description language 79,
80, 98
power adapter 3, 92
PowerBook computers
internal modems and 11, 17, 18, 70
selecting the correct system profile for
ColorSync 32, 121
power button 6, 21, 72
power consumption specifications 92
power light 6, 21, 72
Power Macintosh computers, virtual
memory and 4
power requirements for AC power
adapter 92
power-saving feature 6
power strip, turning off 6
precautions. See maintenance tasks;
safety instructions
premium coated/premium plus coated
paper 26, 50, 90
printable area 91
Print command (File menu) 20, 27–28,
30–33, 38, 119–122
Print dialog box 20, 30, 52, 85, 119
expanded QuickDraw GX version
120–122
printer error icon 40
printer log file 46
printer port 11, 17, 18
Printer Profile pop-up menu (Color
Options dialog box) 33
printer software
installing 14–16, 68–69
removing 125–127
print head
cleaning 30, 84–85, 122
handling of 8–9, 59
preventing from drying out 4, 6, 62
troubleshooting 83, 84, 86
printing. See also background printing;
desktop printing;
troubleshooting
adjusting color options 30, 32–33
back-print film 26, 51, 75, 81, 120
borders around mini pages 29, 37
color printing quirks 33
the Color SW 2500-Troubleshooting
file 19–20
envelopes 24, 25, 26, 27, 74–75
labels 26
in landscape orientation 29, 117
legal-size paper 13, 25
letterhead paper 24
Index
137
mini pages (2 or 4) 29, 37
non-standard documents 28–31
on a shared printer 47
on various paper finishes 26
in portrait orientation 27–28, 29, 117
previously formatted documents 31
with QuickDraw GX 115–122
reducing cost of 53
scaled documents 29, 34, 117, 118
selected pages of a document 30
several documents at once 31
specific number of copies 30
standard documents 27–28
a test page 19–20, 56, 59, 84, 86
three-hole punched paper 24
transparencies 26, 51, 75, 120
troubleshooting 69–88
U.S. letter-size paper 27–28
utilities for 30
watermark images 29, 34–37
while using your computer 41–43
without leaving the Finder 31
printing icon 40
Printing menu, Set Default Printer
command 39
Printing Prefs folder 37, 46, 81
print materials. See also back-print film;
envelopes; paper; transparencies
part numbers for 93
standard and non-standard, printing
27–31
tips for choosing 49–51
types to use 24, 26, 90–91
PrintMonitor command (Application
menu) 128
PrintMonitor dialog box 128
PrintMonitor program
changes to printing software and x
using if you don’t have desktop
printers 128
print nozzles, checking 21–22
print options. See also page setup options
setting 30, 32–33, 39, 119–122
138
Index
print quality
for greater speed 53
QuickDraw GX printing and 119,
120, 121
selecting 30, 52
troubleshooting 82–87
print queue
removing requests from 79
working with 42–43
print requests
deleting multiple requests for a
document 70
monitoring and controlling 42–43,
47, 128
removing 79, 128
scheduling 120, 128
print time, setting, background printing
and 43
profiles, ColorSync 32, 112, 113, 121
proportional space numerals 106
Q
quality options. See print quality
QuickDraw GX
background printing and 41
cleaning the print head 122
expanded Page Setup dialog box 118
expanded Print dialog box 120–122
font features 98
installing 14
network printing and 44, 70
page setup definition 117–118
printing with 119–122
setting up the printer for use with
115–117
turning off 123
typographic features of 106
Quit command (File menu) 20
R
radio and television reception,
interference with vi
RAM. See memory
Read Me file 32
reducing the printed image. See scaling
removing
desktop printing software 125–127
jammed or damaged paper 73, 75
renaming
a desktop printer icon 40
a network printer 48
repacking the printer 129–130
replacing
the ink cartridge 58–61
ink tanks 55–57
resetting the printer 71
resolution
of bitmapped fonts 7
specifications of the printer 89
Restart command (Special menu) 14
restarting the computer with extensions
turned off 14
RGB color system 111
rollers, cleaning 63, 87
rotated text, troubleshooting 79
S
safety instructions 1–2, 6, 66. See also
maintenance tasks
Save command (File menu) 33
saving
energy 6
paper 37
scalable fonts 96, 97, 100
scaling
adjusting 29, 34, 117, 118
of watermarks 35, 36
Scatter halftoning option 32, 38, 52
screen fonts 97
serial cable 11
serial port on PowerBook computers 18
Set Default Printer command (Printing
menu) 39
Setup dialog box 45
shared printers
cleaning the print head and 85
print requests to 42
setting up 44–48
troubleshooting 70, 79
user instructions for 47
sheet feeder
capacity of 12, 26, 74, 90
loading 12–13, 24–26, 49–51
troubleshooting 73–75
unpacking 3
size of printer 91
software disks, unpacking 3
software requirements x
sorting items waiting to print,
background printing and 43
Special menu, Restart command 14
speed of printing, increasing 53
stains on printed pages,
troubleshooting 87
standard documents, printing 27–28
stapled paper 49
stopped print queue icon 40
stopping items temporarily from printing,
background printing and 43
storage case for ink cartridge 3, 4, 62
storage environment specifications 92
Stretch to Fit watermark scaling option
35, 36
stripes appear on the printed page,
troubleshooting 84
styles for fonts 105
suitcases for fonts 102–104
swash characters 106
switching between printers 38–39
system profile, ColorSync and 32, 112,
113, 121
system requirements x
Index
139
T
technical specifications of the printer
89–91
television and radio reception,
interference with vi
temperature range for the printer 92
test page, printing 19–20, 56, 59, 84, 86
test pattern for print nozzles, interpreting
22, 86
three-hole punched paper 24
throwing away a desktop printer icon 40
transparencies
loading into the sheet feeder 26, 51,
75
print quality setting for 120
tips for using 51
troubleshooting
cable connections 70
color printing quirks 33
colors don’t look right 84
colors skip or streak at the bottom of
the page 82
Color SW 2500 icon doesn’t appear in
the Chooser 66
columns are misaligned when
printed 81
computer crashes while attempting to
print 69
corrupted fonts 66–69
deleting multiple print requests 70
error light indicates a problem 72
horizontal white lines appear on the
printed page 84
ink cartridges and tanks run out of ink
too quickly 76, 88
ink smears when rubbed 83
installation is unsuccessful 66–69
jagged text 79
lines fade or break up 83
low memory indications and
suggestions 78–79
140
Index
message states that no Color
StyleWriter 2500 is connected
70–71
nothing prints 70–71, 76
nozzles in print head 83, 84, 86
page breaks change unexpectedly 80
paper is jammed or feeds improperly
73–75
a particular document won’t print 76
pictures do not print 80
port selection 70
PowerBook computers 70, 71
power light indicates a problem 72
printer seems slow 73
printer software installation 16, 70
printing appears on only part of the
paper 84
printing is backwards 81
printing is off center 80
printing is smeared, blurred, or
smudged 83
printing is too light or too dark 83
print quality 82–87
resetting the printer 71
rotated text prints jagged 79
shared printers 70, 79
stains on printed pages 87
stripes appear on the printed page 84
text prints in Geneva font 79
watermark problems 81
wavy or distorted print output 87
TrueType fonts
bitmapped fonts and 99–100, 106
described 96–97
downloadable 108
PostScript fonts and 100, 106
Turn Desktop Printing Off (Apple menu)
123
turning the printer on and off 6
U
unpacking the printer 3–4
unplugging the printer 2, 5, 6, 63, 66
urgent print requests, background
printing and 43
U.S. letter-size paper 13, 27–28
Utilities dialog box 85
utilities options to clean the print head
30, 85, 122
V
vertical orientation. See portrait
orientation
virtual memory
low memory condition and 79
Power Macintosh users and 4
visual alert of print completion 30
W, X, Y
warranty on the printer 55, 65
waste ink container 77
Watermark Options dialog box 35
watermarks
creating your own 36–37
low memory and 78
scaling 35, 36
specifying 29, 34–35
troubleshooting 81
wavy print output, troubleshooting 87
weight of printer 91
weight recommended for paper 26, 49,
82, 90
white lines appear on the printed page,
troubleshooting 84
wrinkled paper 49
Z
zones, network 47, 116
Index
141
Apple Computer, Inc.
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, California 95014-2084
408.996.1010
030-8133-A
Printed in U.S.A.
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