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Setting Up the LaserWriter 8500

Main features of the printer

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Print quality The printer has a resolution of 600 dots per inch (dpi). Its

FinePrint feature smoothes text, and its PhotoGrade feature improves graphic images.

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Speed The printer prints up to 20 pages per minute.

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Multiplatform support You can connect the printer to Mac OS, Windows, and

UNIX computers.

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Connectivity The printer offers LocalTalk, Ethernet, and parallel connections.

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Automatic traffic control The printer can be connected to many computers and networks using the printer’s LocalTalk, Ethernet, and parallel ports.

The printer prints only one user’s job at a time, but it manages incoming print jobs from all ports so that no printing conflicts or problems occur.

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Fonts The printer supports both TrueType and PostScript ™ fonts. The printer has 136 built-in PostScript Level 3 fonts.

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Hard disk option You can attach an external SCSI hard disk to store downloadable fonts.

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Energy saving The printer can automatically lower its power consumption when it’s not being used.

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PostScript 3 The printer is based on the Adobe ™ PostScript 3 imaging language, which improves performance and image quality.

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Flexible paper handling In the standard configuration, you can print up to 650 sheets (500 in the standard paper cassette plus 150 in the multipurpose tray) without changing paper. You can easily add two 500-sheet feeder and cassettes and a 75-envelope cassette (replaces a 500-sheet cassette). The printer supports large paper sizes (up to 13" x 20") and full-bleed printing for most paper sizes. The printer also supports duplex printing (printing on both sides of the paper) when the optional duplex printing unit is attached.

Choosing a place for the printer

Choose a flat, stable area with adequate room around the printer. The area should be well ventilated and away from direct sunlight or sources of heat, cold, or humidity.

Allow enough space to open the door.

Allow space to open the top cover.

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IMPORTANT Keep the printer’s vents unobstructed for proper operation and cooling.

Make sure you have enough space to open the paper cassette.

See Appendix D, “Technical Information,” for more information about the physical requirements of the printer.

Important safety instructions

WARNING This equipment is intended to be electrically grounded. Your printer is equipped with a three-wire grounding plug—a plug that has a third (grounding) pin. This plug will fit only a grounded AC outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact a licensed electrician to replace the outlet with a properly grounded outlet. Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding plug!

For your own safety and that of your equipment, always take the following precautions.

Disconnect the power plug (by pulling the plug, not the cord) if any of the following conditions exists: m the power cord or plug becomes frayed or otherwise damaged m you spill something into the case m your printer is exposed to rain or any other excess moisture m your printer has been dropped or the case has been otherwise damaged m you suspect that your printer needs service or repair m you want to clean the case (use only the recommended procedure described in Chapter 10)

Be sure that you always do the following: m Keep the printer’s vents free from obstruction.

m Keep your printer away from sources of liquids, such as washbasins, bathtubs, shower stalls, and so on.

m Protect your printer from dampness or wet weather, such as rain, snow, and so on.

m Read all the installation instructions carefully before you plug your 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 system.

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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

IMPORTANT The printer weighs approximately 60.5 pounds (approximately

27.5 kilograms). Don’t lift it by yourself.

1 Remove the molded foam packing material located on either side of the printer.

2 Lift the printer out of the box and remove the printer from the plastic bag.

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3 Make sure you have everything shown here:

Toner cartridge

LaserWriter 8500 printer

Power cord

CD-ROM disc

(Some printers come with floppy disks instead.)

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4 You also need to obtain whatever cables your networks require.

Parallel interface cable LocalTalk connecting kit

Ethernet transceivers and cables

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5 Remove any packing tape on the printer.

6 Remove the paper cassette from its packing material and remove any packing tape.

Installing the toner cartridge

The toner cartridge contains the dry powder that the printer uses instead of ink. Each cartridge lasts approximately 14,000 pages, depending on the kind of printing you do. If you use the printer to produce more graphic images than text, you may need to change cartridges more often.

WARNING Use only toner cartridges designed for use with your printer.

Other cartridges will not fit and may damage the printer.

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1 Open the multipurpose tray and then the printer top cover.

If you’re replacing a toner cartridge, remove the old cartridge.

To remove an old cartridge, grasp the orange handles on the cartridge and pull toward you.

2 Take the cartridge out of its packaging.

3 Distribute the toner powder by gently rocking the cartridge back and forth.

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4 Firmly pull the tab directly away from the cartridge to remove the sealing tape.

WARNING Pull the tab straight out of the cartridge. Don’t pull too quickly or at an angle—either might damage the seals on the cartridge.

5 Align the rollers on the sides of the toner cartridge with the arrows inside the printer, then slide the cartridge into the printer. Make sure the toner cartridge is inserted all the way and properly seated inside the printer.

Note the position of the arrow on top of the cartridge and inside the printer.

6 Close the printer.

The top cover clicks into place.

Note: If the printer’s top cover does not close properly, the toner cartridge is not installed correctly. Check to make sure the toner cartridge is properly inside the printer.

Wait to install the printer options

If you purchased any of the following options, wait to install them until you’ve connected the printer to your network: m duplex printing unit m paper and envelope cassettes m memory

By waiting, you can ensure the printer is working correctly (thus simplifying troubleshooting).

Loading paper

You can load paper into the paper cassette or the multipurpose tray, or both.

The multipurpose tray can hold up to 150 sheets of paper of various sizes, as well as envelopes, transparencies, and sheets of labels. See Appendix D for a complete list of paper sizes that can be used with the multipurpose tray. The exact number of sheets the multipurpose tray can hold depends on the weight of the paper. You can also use the tray for manual feed jobs.

The paper cassette can hold up to 500 sheets of paper—U.S. letter size, U.S.

legal size, executive, A4, or B5. See Appendix D for a complete list of paper sizes that can be used with the paper cassette.

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The cassette can accept papers in long-edge feed (LEF) and short-edge feed

(SEF) orientation. Use LEF whenever possible. LEF orientation typically results in reduced printing time.

long-edge feed (LEF) short-edge feed (SEF)

The cassette automatically senses paper orientation, so you don’t have to specify it every time you print.

Note: The multipurpose tray cannot automatically sense paper orientation.

Do not use SEF orientation with the multipurpose tray.

Choosing paper

The printer prints on standard laser-quality or photocopier paper (16- to

28-pound stock). For the best results, Apple recommends 20-pound stock.

The printer can accept stock of up to 32 pounds from the multipurpose tray.

You can also expect excellent results on most colored and textured papers.

The printer produces high-quality transparencies for overhead projection.

Medium-weight photocopier transparencies work best. If you experience difficulties when attempting to print transparencies with automatic feed, use manual feed instead.

WARNING Do not use heat-transfer (thermal) transparencies in the printer. They will not print properly and may separate in the printer.

To avoid paper problems, keep the following potential trouble sources in mind: m

Temperature Some letterheads are printed with low-temperature dyes that vaporize and smear at the temperatures inside the printer. Some glossy, coated letterheads may lose their coating in the printer. Similarly, some envelopes may seal or come unglued during printing. Using high-quality stationery and envelopes should ensure satisfactory results.

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Paper texture The printer may not print well on rough or highly textured paper. Try a few sheets to test the quality.

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Paper finish The printer may not print well on some papers with a glossy finish. Again, test a few sheets of any unusual paper stock you wish to use.

Loading paper into the cassette

1 Prepare a stack of paper.

You can load up to 500 sheets of 20-pound photocopier paper. Make sure the edges are even on all sides before inserting the stack of paper.

2 Remove the plastic cover from the paper cassette.

Push down on paper tray.

Remove the plastic cover to load paper.

3 If necessary, push down gently on the paper tray until it rests against the bottom of the cassette and locks into place.

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4 Set the length guide to match your paper’s length. Move the length guide by tilting it forward and then sliding it into place. Make sure the guide fits into the marked slots.

The cassette is marked with positions for various paper sizes.

Squeeze handles together and slide guide to fit the size of paper you are using.

Opposite guide will travel in unison.

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Tilt slightly forward and slide guide to fit the size of paper you are using.

5 Set the width guide to match your paper’s width. Move the width guide by pinching the colored tabs and sliding it into place.

To improve print performance, it is recommended that you load paper in the long-edge feed (LEF) orientation whenever possible.

6 Slide the stack of paper into the cassette, making sure the paper is under the brackets at the front of the cassette.

Push the paper down if necessary, but don’t overload the cassette, or the paper may jam when you print.

Make sure the paper fits under these corner brackets.

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7 Place the plastic cover on top of the cassette and slide the cassette into the printer.

Push the cassette in all the way.

Loading three-hole punched paper and letterhead paper

If printing SEF, load three-hole punched paper face up, with the holes toward the left side of the cassette. Load letterhead paper face up, with the tops of the pages at the back of the cassette (opposite the handle end).

If printing LEF, load three-hole punched paper face up, with the holes toward the front of the cassette. Load letterhead paper face up, with the tops of the pages toward the left side of the cassette.

Align letterhead and three-hole punched paper as shown.

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Loading paper into the multipurpose tray

The multipurpose tray can hold up to 150 sheets of various sizes, as well as envelopes, transparencies, and sheets of labels. The exact number of sheets the multipurpose tray can hold depends on the weight of the paper.

You can use the multipurpose tray for all your printing jobs. You can keep a small stack of paper in the tray and let the printer feed the paper automatically, or you can use the multipurpose tray for manual feed printing.

Note: Load paper in the multipurpose tray in the LEF orientation.

To open the multipurpose tray:

1 Gently open the door.

2 Adjust the guides to match your paper’s length or width and place the paper in the tray.

Be sure not to adjust the guide so tightly against the stack that it causes binding or rumpling of the paper.

Slide the width guides so that they rest against the paper.

3 Close the multipurpose tray door.

Note: Some paper sizes may be too large to close the multipurpose tray door.

For these paper sizes, leave the multipurpose tray door open.

For more information on printing with the multipurpose tray, see Chapter 6 if you have a Mac OS–based computer, or see Chapter 7 or Chapter 8 if you have a DOS- or Windows-based computer.

Loading three-hole punched paper or letterhead paper in the multipurpose tray

Load three-hole punched paper face up, with the holes toward the front of the multipurpose tray. Load letterhead paper face up, with the tops of the pages toward the left side of the tray.

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Connecting the printer

You can connect the printer to many computers and networks using the printer’s LocalTalk, Ethernet, and parallel ports. The printer prints only one user’s job at a time, but it manages incoming print jobs from all ports so that no printing conflicts or problems occur.

Note: If you are connecting the printer to a network with routers that combine LocalTalk and EtherTalk into one logical zone, only one printer port should be connected to the network. Apple recommends Ethernet.

LocalTalk port

Twisted-pair Ethernet port

AAUI Ethernet port

Communication switch

1284C parallel port

SCSI connector for hard disk

Port

LocalTalk

Ethernet

Network protocols

AppleTalk

AppleTalk (EtherTalk)

Novell NetWare

Novell ATPS

TCP/IP

Computer

Mac OS

Mac OS

Windows

Mac OS

UNIX, Mac OS, Windows

Windows and DOS Parallel

Note: Do not connect both an Ethernet AUI adapter and an Ethernet twistedpair cable to your printer at the same time. The printer will always use the twisted-pair connection.

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Connecting to a LocalTalk network

If you have an existing LocalTalk network, here’s how to add the printer to it.

1 Obtain a LocalTalk connecting kit.

Connector box

LocalTalk cable

LocalTalk connecting kits come in many varieties. Yours may look different.

2 Plug the connector box into the LocalTalk port (

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) on the printer.

3 Connect the printer to the network in one of these two ways: m To connect the printer to the end of a LocalTalk network, use the LocalTalk cable to connect the empty socket of the nearest device’s connector box to the printer’s connector box.

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20 Chapter 1 m To connect the printer between two devices on a LocalTalk network, disconnect one LocalTalk cable from the connector box of the device immediately to the left or right of the printer and plug it into the new printer’s connector box. Then use the new LocalTalk cable to connect the free socket on the printer’s connector box to the socket you freed on the other device’s connector box.

What to do after connecting to a LocalTalk network m If you wish to connect the printer to other networks, or to connect the printer directly to an IBM PC or compatible computer, see the appropriate sections later in this chapter.

m If you’re finished connecting the printer, skip to “Adjusting Communication

Settings,” later in this chapter.

See Chapter 2 for more information about setting up the printer on a

LocalTalk network, or Appendix B for information about setting up the printer on a NetWare network running ATPS.

Connecting directly to a single Mac OS–based computer

Use this method to connect a single Mac OS–based computer to the printer.

1 Obtain two LocalTalk connecting kits.

2 Plug one LocalTalk connector box into the computer’s printer (

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) port.

3 Plug one end of the cable into the LocalTalk connector box on the computer.

4 Plug the second LocalTalk connector box into the printer’s LocalTalk (

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) port.

Printer port

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LocalTalk port

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What to do after connecting to a single Mac OS–based computer m If you wish to connect the printer to other networks, or to connect the printer directly to a Windows or DOS computer, see the appropriate sections later in this chapter.

m If you’re finished connecting the printer, skip to “Adjusting Communication

Settings,” later in this chapter.

See Chapter 2 for more information about setting up the printer on a

LocalTalk network, or Appendix B for information about setting up the printer on a NetWare network running ATPS.

Connecting to an Ethernet network

A single Ethernet cable can carry a number of network protocols, including

AppleTalk (called EtherTalk when it’s on an Ethernet network), Novell

NetWare, and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol).

You can connect the printer to your network with an Ethernet AUI adapter or twisted-pair Ethernet.

To connect the printer to an Ethernet network running any combination of these protocols, follow these steps:

1 Obtain a twisted-pair cable or an Ethernet transceiver and a length of Ethernet cable appropriate for your network’s medium type—thin or thick.

IMPORTANT Do not connect both an Ethernet AUI adapter and an Ethernet twisted-pair cable to your printer at the same time. The printer will always use the twisted-pair connection.

Apple Ethernet thin coaxial transceiver

Apple Ethernet

AUI adapter

2 Plug the short cable from the transceiver into the Ethernet port (

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) on the printer.

3 Connect the printer to the Ethernet network in one of these three ways: m To connect the printer to the end of an Ethernet network, use the Ethernet cable to connect the empty socket of the nearest device’s transceiver to the printer’s transceiver, as shown here.

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m To connect the printer between two devices on an Ethernet network, disconnect one Ethernet cable from the transceiver of the device immediately to the left or right of the printer and plug it into the new printer’s transceiver. Then use the new Ethernet cable to connect the free socket on the printer’s transceiver to the socket you freed on the other device’s transceiver.

m To connect the printer to an Ethernet hub, see the documentation that came with the Ethernet hub.

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What to do after connecting to an Ethernet network m If you wish to connect the printer directly to a Windows or DOS computer, see the next section.

m If you’re finished connecting the printer, skip to “Adjusting Communication

Settings,” later in this chapter.

See Chapters 2, 3, and 4 for more information about setting up the printer for different network interfaces.

Connecting to a Windows or DOS computer with a parallel cable

1 Obtain a parallel interface cable like this one.

25-pin D sub connector

1284C connector

2 Use the parallel cable to connect the computer to the printer:

Attach the cable’s smaller connector to the parallel port on the printer.

Secure the clips.

Attach the cable's larger connector to the parallel port on your computer.

(Your computer’s parallel port may be in a different location.)

What to do after connecting directly to a Windows or DOS computer m Read the rest of this chapter.

m See Chapter 3 for more information about setting up the printer.

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Connecting the power and turning on the printer

Once you’ve connected the printer to your networks, you’re ready to start up the printer. Follow these steps to make sure everything is working correctly.

1 Make sure the printer is turned off.

Paper Jam light

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Paper Out light

Toner Low

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Ready/In Use light

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Communication switch

On position

Off position

2 Plug in the printer.

Insert the socket end of the power cord into the recessed receptacle on the back of the printer. Plug the other end into a grounded (three-hole) AC outlet.

3 Press the “|” on the power switch to turn the printer on.

The printer takes a minute or two to warm up, and then it automatically prints a startup page. It prints the startup page every time you restart. You can turn the startup page off using either the Apple Printer Utility (described in Appendix A) or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows (described in

Appendix A).

The startup page shows how the printer is set up, including the network connection types and what options are attached to the printer.

The startup page should look clean and sharp. If it is spotty, too light or too dark, or otherwise unclear, switch the printer off and on to print a second page. Try this two or three times if necessary. If the output doesn’t improve, or if the printer won’t print the startup page, refer to Part III, “Troubleshooting.”

4 Save the startup page. It contains information you may need to complete your network setup.

5 Check the status lights.

After the startup page is printed, the Ready/In Use/POS light glows steadily.

All other lights should be off. If any other lights are on, see Chapter 12.

Saving energy

When you save energy, you save natural resources and reduce pollution. If you’re concerned about energy consumption, you can take advantage of the printer’s built-in energy-saving feature. The printer enters an energy-saving mode 60 minutes after finishing printing. You can adjust the time before it enters energy-saving mode by using the Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

You can also save energy on the printer, as well as on all other printers

(including those without energy-saving features), by taking these steps: m If you know you won’t be using the printer for a while—say, overnight— turn it off.

m Use the page preview feature provided in many programs to check page layout rather than printing a draft.

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Adjusting communication settings

Though you can adjust many of the printer’s communication settings, the normal settings work for most environments. To make sure the printer is set up to use the normal settings, check the communication switch on the left side of the printer to make sure it’s in the Normal (in) position. The settings are listed in Appendix D.

Why customize communication settings?

Though the standard communication settings work well for most environments, you might want to customize communication settings to turn off network interfaces you don’t need. For example, if you know the printer will never receive a NetWare message over the network, you can turn off the interface and stop the printer from sending out unnecessary NetWare packets.

How to customize communication settings

To customize communication settings, use either of the following two programs: m Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS (see Appendix A for details on how to use the program) m Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows (see Appendix A for details on how to use the program)

What to do next

Finish preparing the printer and completing the network connections by reading one or more of the following chapters: m Chapter 2 explains how to administer the printer on an AppleTalk or

TCP/IP network and how to help Mac OS users start using the printer.

m Chapter 3 explains how to administer the printer on a Novell NetWare or

TCP/IP network and how to help Windows and DOS users get started using the printer. It also explains how to set up a direct connection to an IBM PC or compatible computer.

m Chapter 4 explains how to set up the printer on a TCP/IP network and how to help UNIX ® users get started using the printer.

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Setting Up the Printer for Mac OS Users

Note: For instructions on setting up the printer for access by Mac OS client computers on a NetWare network, see Appendix B.

System requirements

To use the printer software, your Mac OS–based computer must have system software version 7.1.1 or later and at least 4 megabytes (MB) of memory

(8 MB recommended). If your system software is an earlier version, you need to obtain a system software upgrade from your computer or software dealer.

Installing all the printer software and fonts requires approximately 9 MB of free space on your hard disk.

Initial AppleTalk setup

The printer comes with software and fonts for use with Mac OS–based computers. Before Mac OS users can print, the printer administrator must connect the printer to the network, install the printer software and fonts, and configure the printer.

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Step 1: Installing the printer software

IMPORTANT Do not install the printer software by dragging files to your hard disk. If you do, the files won’t be properly decompressed and won’t work.

Installing from the CD-ROM disc

1 Quit any programs that are open.

2 Turn off any automatic virus-detection programs you have on your computer.

If you don’t, problems may occur during the installation. After installation is complete, you can turn the virus-detection programs back on. (For instructions on turning off each virus-detection program, see the manual that came with the program, or telephone the manufacturer of the program.)

3 Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

The disc’s icon appears on the desktop.

Note: Some systems require you to place the disc into a caddy before inserting it into the CD-ROM drive.

4 Double-click the disc icon to open the disk, if necessary.

5 Double-click the Mac_OS folder, if necessary.

6 Double-click the Apple LaserWriter Software folder, if necessary.

7 Double-click the Install Software folder, if necessary.

8 Read the Before You Install file to check for late-breaking news.

9 Double-click the Installer icon to start the Installer program.

After a moment, a Welcome dialog box appears.

10 Click Continue.

After a moment, the License Agreement dialog box appears.

11 Read the license agreement and click Agree if you agree to the terms.

After a moment, the Install dialog box appears. At the top of the dialog box is a pop-up menu set to Easy Install.

Easy Install installs all the software you need. It installs the LaserWriter 8 software, the Desktop PrintMonitor, and the Desktop Printer Utility.

Custom Install lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install, for example, the Apple Printer Utility.

IMPORTANT The Installer checks to make sure you have what you need to use the printer software. If you’re missing anything, a message tells you what you need. You won’t be able to install the software until you correct the problem.

If a dialog box says you don’t have the correct system software, you can purchase a new version from an Apple-authorized dealer.

12 Click the Install button.

The Installer takes a few moments to calculate what needs to be done and then begins to copy files.

13 Follow the instructions on the screen until the installation is complete.

After the installation, the Installer tells you to restart your computer.

14 Click the Restart button.

The software is now installed on the hard disk. If you turned off any automatic virus-detection programs on your computer, turn them back on now.

After you restart, you may notice a new icon on your desktop, one that represents a desktop printer.

You will also see the Apple LaserWriter Software folder on your hard disk.

This folder contains the Desktop Printer Utility and Read Me files.

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Creating installation disks from the CD-ROM disc

You can create installation floppy disks from the CD-ROM disc. You’ll need six blank floppy disks. To create installation disks, follow these steps:

1 Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

The disc’s icon appears on the desktop.

Note: Some systems require you to place the disc into a caddy before inserting it into the CD-ROM drive.

2 Double-click the disc icon to open the disc, if necessary.

3 Double-click the Mac_OS folder, if necessary.

4 Double-click the Make Floppies folder.

5 Double-click the Disk Images folder.

6 Double-click the Disk Copy application.

7 Choose Make a Floppy from the Utilities menu.

8 Locate the first disk image (in the Disk Images folder) and click Open.

9 Insert a blank 1.4 MB floppy disk.

10 Click Start to start the copy process.

The image is copied onto the floppy disk.

11 Repeat Steps 7–10 until all disk images have been copied.

Be sure to label the disks.

Installing from the floppy disks

To install the printer software on a Mac OS–based computer, follow these steps:

1 Quit any programs that are open.

2 Turn off any automatic virus-detection programs you have on your computer.

If you don’t, problems may occur during the installation. After installation is complete, you can turn the virus-detection programs back on. (For instructions on turning off each virus-detection program, see the manual that came with the program, or telephone the manufacturer of the program.)

3 Make sure the disks are locked.

4 Insert the first floppy disk into a disk drive.

The disk’s icon appears on the desktop.

Note: If you are installing from floppy disks made from the CD-ROM disc, the floppy disk label may be different.

5 Double-click the disk icon to open the disk, if necessary.

6 Read the Before You Install file to check for late-breaking news.

7 Double-click the Installer icon to start the Installer program.

After a moment, a Welcome dialog box appears.

8 Click Continue.

After a moment, the License Agreement dialog box appears.

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9 Read the license agreement and click Agree if you agree to the license terms.

After a moment, the Install dialog box appears. At the top of the dialog box is a pop-up menu set to Easy Install.

Easy Install installs all the software you need. It installs the LaserWriter 8 software, the Desktop PrintMonitor, and the Desktop Printer Utility.

Custom Install lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install, for example, the Apple Printer Utility.

IMPORTANT The Installer checks to make sure you have what you need to use the printer software. If you’re missing anything, a message tells you what you need. You won’t be able to install the software until you correct the problem.

If a dialog box says you don’t have the correct system software, you can purchase a new version from an Apple-authorized dealer.

10 Click the Install button.

The Installer takes a few moments to calculate what needs to be done and then begins to copy files.

11 Follow the instructions on the screen until the installation is complete.

After the installation, the Installer tells you to restart your computer.

12 Click the Restart button.

The software is now installed on the hard disk. If you turned off any automatic virus-detection programs on your computer, turn them back on now.

After you restart, you may notice a new icon on your desktop, one that represents a desktop printer.

You will also see the Apple LaserWriter Software folder on your hard disk.

This folder contains the Desktop Printer Utility and Read Me files.

More information about the Installer program

In some circumstances, you may want to perform a custom installation. For example, you may want to install the Apple Printer Utility on your system in order to change the default settings in the printer. To install the Apple Printer

Utility, choose Custom Install from the pop-up menu in the Installer. A list of choices appears. Click Apple Printer Utility to select it, then click the Install button. (You can also use the Custom Remove item in the menu to remove printer software you no longer want to use.)

Step 2: Choosing the printer

Before you use your printer for the first time, you must use either the Chooser or the Desktop Printer Utility to select the printer and set up the printer software. See “Using the Desktop Printer Utility” later in this chapter for more information about using the Desktop Printer Utility.

Once you select the printer in the Chooser, you won’t need to repeat this step unless you change printers or change the way your printer is connected.

1 Choose the Chooser from the Apple (

K

) menu.

The Chooser window appears.

2 Click the LaserWriter 8 icon (in the left half of the Chooser).

If you don’t see the LaserWriter 8 icon, scroll through the window.

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3 Click the name of the network zone in which your printer is located, if your printer is connected to a network with zones.

The name of your printer appears in the right half of the Chooser (along with the names of any other available LaserWriter printers). (Your Chooser may not look exactly like the illustration.)

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4 Click the name of your printer.

You’ve now selected the printer for printing.

If this is the first time you’re using the printer, you must set up the printer software. When the printer software has been set up, a small printer icon appears beside the printer name. If your printer software has already been set up and an icon appears beside the printer name, skip to step 6. To set up the software, continue with step 5.

5 Set up the printing software.

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To let the Chooser identify the type of printer and automatically set up the printer software, click Create.

By the way: Double-clicking the printer name is a shortcut for clicking the name and clicking Create.

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To set up the printer software manually, press the Option key and click Create.

Click the name of the PostScript Printer Description file to be used with the printer and click Select.

A small printer icon appears beside the printer name.

6 If you want, you can repeat steps 4 and 5 to create desktop printer icons for other printers.

7 Close the Chooser.

The new desktop printer icon for the printer appears on the desktop.

Note: If the desktop printer icon has a generic icon, then the Chooser was closed without clicking the Create button. Open the Chooser, re-select the printer, and click Create. A generic icon can also appear if the printer software is not installed correctly. Reinstall the software and choose the printer again.

A generic icon means the Create button in the Chooser wasn’t clicked or the printer software is not installed correctly.

You can drag this icon to any position you want on your desktop or place it in a folder on your startup disk.

The last desktop printer created becomes the default printer. Your documents will automatically be printed on the default printer. For more information about switching between available printers, see “Switching Between Printers,” in Chapter 6.

If this is your only desktop printer, you can’t get rid of the icon by dragging it to the Trash. (The icon will reappear if you do.) If you don’t want to use desktop printer icons, see “Turning Off or Removing the Desktop Printing

Software,” in Chapter 6, for more information.

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Step 3: Naming the printer and setting its zone

Once connected to an AppleTalk network, the printer appears on the network with the name LaserWriter 8500. You can change this name, if you wish, by using the Apple Printer Utility (if you installed it as part of a custom installation, this utility is located in the Apple LaserWriter Software folder).

If more than one printer of the same name is on a network, one will be temporarily renamed each time it is turned on. To reduce confusion, name the printer immediately.

When a printer is connected to an EtherTalk network with multiple logical zones, you can also set which zone the printer will be in. You can set the printer’s zone with the Apple Printer Utility.

Note: If you change the printer’s name or the zone name, you need to reselect the printer from the Chooser. Be sure to drag the old printer icon to the Trash.

See Appendix A for more information on using the Apple Printer Utility.

Step 4: Making sure everything is working

The best way to make sure everything is set up correctly is to print something.

As a simple print test, open and print one of the Read Me files that is in the

Apple LaserWriter Software folder.

1 Locate the Apple Printer Software Read Me file in the Apple LaserWriter Software folder.

2 Open the Apple Printer Software Read Me file and choose Print from the File menu

(or drag the Read Me file onto the desktop printer icon).

The Print dialog box appears. If the printer’s name does not appear in the dialog box, see “Step 2: Choosing the Printer.”

3 Click Print.

If the document doesn’t print, check the steps you followed in Chapter 1 for connecting and turning on the printer. Also check that you have followed all the software installation steps presented in this chapter. Make sure that you have installed the toner cartridge and loaded paper into the paper cassette.

Check that no packing material or paper has caused a jam in the printer.

If the printer still does not print, turn to the troubleshooting chapters.

Indicator lights on the front of the printer blink to signal errors and printing conditions, such as lack of paper or a paper jam. You can also double-click the desktop printer icon to check the status messages that appear in the

Desktop PrintMonitor.

Setting Up for TCP/IP

To set up a printer on a TCP/IP network, you need to assign an IP address for the printer. If you’re on a LocalTalk or EtherTalk network, you can set the IP address with the Apple Printer Utility. If you’re on a TCP/IP-only network, see Appendix A for information on setting the IP address. For more information on the Apple Printer Utility, see Appendix A. For information on assigning IP addresses with telnet , see Chapter 4.

Next, use the Desktop Printer Utility to choose the printer and to create a desktop printer icon. For more information on using the Desktop Printer

Utility, see “Using the Desktop Printer Utility”, next.

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Using the Desktop Printer Utility

Use the Desktop Printer Utility (located in the Apple LaserWriter Software folder) to choose a new printer or to create special desktop printers. When you double-click the utility, the following window appears.

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Choosing a new printer on the AppleTalk network

1 In the Desktop Printer Utility window, select Printer (AppleTalk) from the list and click OK.

2 In the dialog box that appears, make the necessary changes.

3 Choose Save from the File menu.

4 Enter a name for the desktop printer icon and click OK.

To select a PostScript Printer

Description file for the printer, click Change.

To select a printer to print on, click Change.

Choosing a printer on a non-AppleTalk network

You can also use the Desktop Printer Utility to choose a printer that is not on an AppleTalk network; however, you’ll need to know the printer’s IP address.

1 In the Desktop Printer utility, select Printer (LPR) from the list and click OK.

2 In the Internet Printer section, click the Change button.

The Internet Printer dialog box appears.

To select a PostScript Printer

Description file for the printer, click Change.

To select a printer to print on, click Change.

3 Enter the printer’s IP address and queue name, then click OK.

4 Choose Save from the File menu.

5 Enter a name and location for the desktop printer icon and click OK.

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This dialog box is used for desktop printers not associated with a printer.

Creating special desktop printers

You can create two special desktop printers: a desktop printer that is not associated with any printer, and a desktop printer that converts files to

PostScript format.

If you’re working on a PowerBook computer, for example, and no printer is available, you can print your files on a desktop printer that is not associated with any printer. The spooled files remain in this desktop printer until you connect your computer to a networked printer. You can then drag the files to the printer’s desktop printer icon to be printed. This saves you the time of having to reopen each file once you have access to a printer.

The PostScript translator desktop printer is also not associated with a printer.

It converts files to PostScript format, and places the PostScript file into a folder that you define with the utility.

1 In the Desktop Printer Utility window, select Printer (no printer connection) or Translator

(PostScript) from the list and click OK.

2 In the dialog box that appears, make the necessary changes.

To select a PostScript Printer

Description file for the printer, click Change.

This dialog box is used for PostScript translator desktop printers.

To select a PostScript Printer

Description file for the printer, click Change.

To select a new folder where the

PostScript files are to reside, click Change.

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3 Choose Save from the File menu.

4 Enter a name and location for the desktop printer icon and click OK.

Making changes to the printer setup

If you change installable options on your printer, such as adding a 500-sheet cassette and feeder, you must set up the printer again.

1 Select the desktop printer icon for the printer you want to set up.

2 Choose Change Setup from the Printing menu.

3 Click Auto Setup.

Printer options are displayed in the Setup dialog box. (Your screen may not look exactly like the illustration.)

4 To change any options (for example, to change the 500-sheet cassette and feeder to

“Installed and Preferred”), select an option from the Change pop-up menu and select its new value from the To pop-up menu.

5 When you’re done, click OK.

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Configuring the printer

You can change some of the printer’s default settings using the Apple Printer

Utility. For more information on the Apple Printer Utility, see Appendix A. If you want to install any options, see Chapter 5. Then you can install the printer software on Mac OS–based computers on your network as explained in “Installing the Software From a Server,” next.

Installing the software from a server

You can get Mac OS users started with the printer and the new printer software in whatever way you’re used to. If you’d prefer not to pass around the software disks, you can place the software on a server, as explained in the next section. If you prefer, you can of course install the software on each user’s computer yourself. If you have the users install their own software, make sure you give them m the printer software and instructions for installing it m the name of the AppleTalk zone in which the printer is located m the name you gave the printer if you renamed it with the Apple Printer

Utility

Installing onto a server

If you prefer that users install their software from a network server rather than pass around the original floppy disks or CD-ROM disc, you must copy the LaserWriter installation software to a server as follows.

Preparing a server using the CD-ROM disc

The CD-ROM disc shipped with the printer contains a network installation folder. To prepare a server:

1 Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

2 Double-click the disc icon, if necessary.

3 Double-click the Mac_OS folder, if necessary.

4 Double-click the Apple LaserWriter Software folder, if necessary.

5 Drag the Install Software folder from the CD to your server.

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Preparing a server using the floppy disks

1 Create a new folder on the server and rename it (for example, Network Install).

2 Insert the first floppy disk.

3 Drag the LaserWriter Disk 1 icon onto the icon of the folder.

IMPORTANT disk directly.

You must drag the disk icon rather than copy the contents of the

4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each printer disk.

5 Open the folder you created in step 1.

The contents of each disk are contained in a folder named for that disk.

6 Open the LaserWriter Disk 1 folder.

7 Select the Installer and Installer Script icons and drag the icons from the LaserWriter

Disk 1 folder to the folder you created in step 1.

The Installer and the Installer Script need to be in the same window as the folders for the disks you copied.

IMPORTANT Be sure to tell the users in your group where to find the software and the name of the folder to look for on the server.

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Installing the printer software from the server

After you’ve copied the software to the server as described earlier in

“Preparing a Server Using the CD-ROM Disc,” users can install the software on their own computers by following these steps:

1 Turn off any automatic virus-detection programs on your computer before installing the software.

If you don’t, problems may occur during the installation. After installation is complete, you can turn the virus-detection programs back on. (For instructions on turning off each virus-detection program, see the manual that came with the program, or telephone the manufacturer of the program.)

2 Log on to the server from the computer where you want to install the software.

3 Open the folder that contains the printer software.

4 Double-click the Installer icon.

A window describes the installation.

5 Click the Continue button.

6 Click the Install button.

The Installer takes a few moments to calculate what needs to be done and then begins to copy files.

7 Follow the instructions on the screen until the installation is complete.

After the installation, the Installer tells you to restart your computer.

8 Click the Restart button.

The software is now installed and the printer is ready for use. If you turned off any automatic virus-detection programs on your computer, turn them back on now.

What to do next

The printer is now setup on your AppleTalk or TCP/IP network for your

Mac OS client. The table below can help you decide which chapter to go to next.

If you want to

Set up the printer for Windows, DOS, or NetWare users

Set up the printer for UNIX users

Install options

Print from a Mac OS–based computer

Print from a Windows 3.1 or DOS computer

Print from a Windows 95 or Windows NT computer

See

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

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Setting Up the Printer for Windows,

DOS, and NetWare Users

System requirements for Windows 95

To use the printer, your computer system must meet these requirements: m IBM PC or compatible, with an 80486 or higher CPU m hard disk drive m at least 8 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory (RAM) m Microsoft Windows 95 m CD-ROM drive or 3.5-inch floppy disk drive that reads 1.44 MB disks m If you’re using the printer on a network, you must set up your network client software. You can use Client Software for NetWare Network from

Microsoft as your network client software.

Installing all the printer software requires approximately 3.5 MB of free space on your hard disk.

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System requirements for Windows 3.1

To use the printer, your computer system must meet these requirements: m IBM PC or compatible, with an 80386 or higher CPU m hard disk drive m at least 4 MB of RAM m Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher or Windows for Workgroups 3.11

or higher m MS-DOS version 3.3 or higher (5.0 or higher recommended) m CD-ROM drive or 3.5-inch floppy disk drive that reads 1.44 MB disks

Installing all the printer software requires approximately 3.5 MB of free space on your hard disk.

System requirements for Windows NT

To use the printer, your computer system must meet these requirements: m IBM PC or compatible, with an 80386 or higher CPU m hard disk drive m at least 12 MB of RAM m Microsoft Windows NT 3.5.1 or 4.0

m CD-ROM drive or 3.5-inch floppy disk drive that reads 1.44 MB disks

Installing all the printer software requires approximately 3.5 MB of free space on your hard disk.

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Setting up for DOS-based printing

If you will be printing from DOS applications only, you do not need to install any of the software that came with the printer. However, you must install the

DOS PostScript driver if one exists for your DOS application. The DOS

PostScript driver is usually supplied with the DOS application. Follow your application’s instructions for installation and printing. See also “Printing From

DOS Applications” in Chapter 7.

Note: You cannot print from the DOS prompt or from a DOS application that does not have a PostScript driver.

Setting up for parallel port printing

Your printer uses a 1284C parallel port. By default, your printer’s parallel port is ready to receive data, and you should not need to make any changes to either your computer’s or the printer’s parallel port setting.

Installing the printer software for Windows 95, Windows NT, and Windows 3.1

You must install the printer software on each computer that will print on the printer. You can do so by using the installation program that comes on the software disks included with the printer.

Note: Be sure you have Windows installed on your computer before installing the printer software.

To install the Windows printer software, follow these steps. These instructions assume that you have a mouse or similar pointing device. If you do not, see the instructions that came with Windows to find out how to perform these steps using a keyboard.

Installing from the CD-ROM disc

1 Start your operating system (Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 3.1).

Before installing the software, make sure the Control Panel and Printers folder are closed.

2 Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

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3 Open the directory on the CD corresponding to your operating system:

If you are using

Windows 95

Windows NT

Windows 3.1

Open the directory

WIN_OS\WIN_95\APPLE\DISK1

WIN_OS\WIN_NT\APPLE\DISK1

WIN_OS\WIN_31\APPLE\DISK1

4 Double-click the SETUP.EXE file.

After a few moments, a message appears warning you to close all other applications before continuing with this installation.

5 Click Next (or Continue if using Windows 3.1) if no other applications are open.

If you have open applications, click Cancel (or Exit if using Windows 3.1) to stop the installation. Close all other applications and start the installation process again.

The software license agreement appears.

6 Click Accept if you agree to the licensing terms.

A message appears that lets you view the ReadMe file for late-breaking news.

7 Click Yes to view the ReadMe file.

8 When you have finished reading the ReadMe file, choose Exit from the File menu in the

WordPad application.

A Welcome dialog box is displayed that allows you to select Express

Installation or Custom Installation.

Express Installation installs the PostScript printer driver, creates the Apple

LaserWriter Software program group, and installs the ReadMe file.

Custom Installation lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install. For example, use Custom Installation to install the Apple

LaserWriter Utility for Windows, which you use to name the printer and perform various printer administrative functions.

9 Click Express Installation.

A window appears that keeps you informed as file decompression proceeds.

If you are using

Windows 95

Windows 3.1

Windows NT 4.0

Windows NT 3.5

Go to the section

Completing Your Installation on a Windows 95 Computer

Completing Your Installation on a Windows 3.1 Computer

Completing Your Installation on a Windows NT 4.0 Computer

Completing Your Installation on a Windows NT 3.5 Computer

Completing your installation on a Windows 95 computer

1 Click Next when the Installer prompts you to add a PostScript printer to your system.

A message appears that lets you install the setup program on your hard disk.

2 Select Yes, if desired, and click Next.

The Setup Program Location dialog box appears.

3 Enter a new directory for the setup program or use the default directory and click Next.

A message appears that lets you specify how your printer is connected (local or network).

4 Select how your printer is connected (local or network) and click Next.

The Install PostScript Printer from PPD dialog box appears.

5 Select the drive that holds your CD from the Drives list box.

6 Select Disk 3 from the Directories list.

7 Select LaserWriter 8500 from the PostScript Printer Descriptions Available list and click Next.

8 Select LPT1 if the printer is connected to your local computer.

9 Click Next.

The Add Printer dialog box appears.

10 Name your printer and select other options as necessary.

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11 Click Next.

The Properties dialog box appears.

Note: If you are using the printer on a network, select the PostScript tab, then select Advanced. Deselect the “Send CTRL+D after job” option.

12 Click OK to dismiss the Properties dialog box.

A message appears telling you that the driver software was successfully installed.

13 Click Add Another to install another Apple LaserWriter printer.

Repeat for each printer you want to install.

14 When you’re done, click Exit.

Installation is complete.

15 Choose how to proceed:

To configure your printer software for TCP/IP, see “Initial TCP/IP Setup for

Windows 95 and Windows NT,” later in this chapter.

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

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Completing your installation on a Windows 3.1 computer

1 Click Restart Windows.

After Windows restarts, the Adobe PostScript Printers control panel appears.

2 Select the drive that holds your CD from the Drives list box (or select

WIN_OS\WIN_31\APPLE\DISK2).

3 Select LaserWriter 8500 from the PostScript Printer Descriptions Available list and click

Install.

The PostScript printer driver files are installed on the hard disk. A message appears telling you that the driver software was successfully installed.

4 Click OK to dismiss the message.

5 Select another Apple LaserWriter printer, if you want, and click Install.

Repeat for each printer you want to install.

6 When you’re done, click Close.

A message appears telling you to use the Printers control panel to connect and set up the printers you've installed. By default, each printer uses LPT1.

The Printers control panel Setup dialog box lets you specify a different port, for example, LPT2, or a NetWare queue.

Installation is complete.

7 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

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Completing your installation on a Windows NT 4.0 computer

The Add Printer Wizard window appears and lets you specify how your printer is connected (local or network).

1 Select how your printer is connected (local or network) and click Next.

2 If your printer is connected locally, select the port to assign to the printer and click Next.

The printer manufacturer and model window appears.

3 Select Apple as the manufacturer and LaserWriter 8500 as the printer model.

Files are copied to your hard disk.

4 Name your printer and select other options as necessary.

5 Click Next.

6 Select whether the printer is to be shared on the network.

7 If the printer is to be shared, type the printer’s shared name and select the operating systems of all computers that will be printing on this printer.

The Add Printer Wizard appears and lets you print a test page if you want.

8 Select Yes and click Finish.

A test page is printed.

Installation is complete.

9 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

To configure your printer software for TCP/IP, see “Initial TCP/IP Setup” later in this chapter.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

Completing your installation on a Windows NT 3.5 computer

1 Double-click the Print Manager icon in the Main group.

The Print Manager window appears.

2 Choose Create Printer from the Printer menu.

The Create Printer window appears.

3 Type the printer’s name as you want it to appear in the Print Manager window and in your application’s Print dialog box.

4 Select Other from the Driver pop-up menu.

The Install Driver window appears.

5 Select the drive that holds your CD from the Drives list box and click OK.

6 Select LaserWriter 8500 from the list and click OK.

Files are copied to your hard disk and the Create Printer window appears again.

7 Click OK.

The PostScript Printer Setup window appears.

8 Click OK.

Installation is complete.

9 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

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Installing the printer software on a server for users to share

You can install the software on a server for users who share the server’s copy of Windows. Follow the steps in “Installing From the CD-ROM Disc” and specify the appropriate server volumes and paths. Be sure that the client workstations have access to the server volumes and paths.

Copying the software to a server

You can also copy the software folders from the CD-ROM disc to a hard disk.

Your users can install the software from the server as described in “Installing

From the CD-ROM Disc,” earlier in this chapter.

Creating floppy disks from the CD-ROM disc

From a Windows 95 or Windows NT computer

You can create floppy disk copies of the printer software by using the standard features of Microsoft Windows 95.

1 Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

2 Double-click the My Computer icon.

3 Double-click the drive that holds your CD.

A window appears that displays the contents of the CD.

4 Insert a blank floppy disk into the A: drive (or B: drive).

5 Double-click the drive that holds your floppy disk.

A window appears that displays the contents of the floppy disk.

6 Open the WIN_OS directory.

7 Drag the contents of the WIN_95\APPLE\DISK1 or WIN_NT\APPLE\DISK1 directory from the CD window to the floppy disk window.

8 Repeat steps 4 through 7 using the WIN_95\APPLE\DISK2 and WIN_95\APPLE\DISK3 directories or WIN_NT\APPLE\DISK2 and WIN_NT\APPLE\DISK3 directories.

From a Windows 3.1 computer

You can create floppy disk copies of the printer software by using the standard features of Microsoft Windows 3.1.

1 Open the File Manager.

2 Insert the CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

3 Insert a blank floppy disk into the A: drive (or B: drive).

4 From the File Manager, open the WIN_OS\WIN_31\APPLE\DISK1 directory on the CD.

5 Choose Copy from the File menu.

6 Type *.* in the Source field and A: (or B: ) in the Destination field.

The files are copied to the floppy disk.

7 Repeat steps 3 through 6 using the WIN_OS\WIN_31\APPLE\DISK2 directory.

Installing from the floppy disks

Installing on a Windows 95 computer

1 Find the Windows disks containing the printer software and make sure they’re writeprotected.

Slide up the write-protection tab in one corner of the floppy disk so that you can see through the hole.

2 Start Windows 95.

Before installing the software, make sure the Windows control panel and

Printer folder are closed.

3 Insert LaserWriter Disk 1 for Windows 95 into a floppy disk drive.

Note: If you are installing from disks made from the CD, the floppy disk labels may be different.

4 Click the Start icon on the Task-Bar and select Run.

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5 Type A:\SETUP or B:\SETUP (depending on which drive holds your installation disk) in the command line field and click OK.

After a few moments, a message appears warning you to close all other applications before continuing with this installation.

6 Click Next if no other applications are open.

If you have open applications, click Cancel to stop the installation. Close all other applications and start the installation process again.

The software license agreement appears.

7 Click Accept if you agree to the licensing terms.

A message appears that lets you view the ReadMe file for late-breaking news.

8 Click Yes to view the ReadMe file.

9 When you have finished reading the ReadMe file, choose Exit from the File menu in the

WordPad application.

A Welcome message is displayed that allows you to select Express Installation or Custom Installation.

Express Installation installs the PostScript printer driver, creates the Apple

LaserWriter Software program group, and installs the ReadMe file.

Custom Installation lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install. Use Custom Installation to install the Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows, which you use to name the printer and perform various printer administrative functions.

10 Click Express Installation.

A window appears that keeps you informed as file decompression proceeds.

Insert other printer disks (and click OK) as the program asks for them.

11 Click Next when the Installer prompts you to add a PostScript printer to your system.

A message appears that lets you install the setup program on your hard disk.

12 Select Yes, if desired, and click Next.

The Setup Program Location dialog box appears.

13 Enter a new directory for the printer drivers or use the default directory and click Next.

A message appears that lets you specify how your printer is connected (local or network).

14 Select how your printer is connected (local or network) and click Next.

The Install PostScript Printer from PPD dialog box appears.

15 Eject LaserWriter Disk 2 for Windows 95 and insert LaserWriter Disk 3 for Windows 95.

The PostScript PPD files are located on LaserWriter Disk 3 for Windows 95.

16 Choose A: or B: (depending on which drive holds your installation disk) from the

Drives list box.

17 Select LW 8500 from the PostScript Printer Drivers Available list and click Next.

18 Select LPT1 if the LaserWriter 8500 is connected to your local computer.

19 Click Next.

The Add Printer dialog box appears.

20 Name your printer and select other options as necessary.

21 Click Next.

The Properties dialog box appears.

22 Click OK to dismiss the Properties dialog box.

A message appears telling you that the driver software was successfully installed.

23 Click Add Another to install another Apple LaserWriter printer. Repeat for each printer you want to install.

You can install other Apple LaserWriter printers supported by the software.

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24 When you’re done, click Exit.

Installation is complete.

25 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

To configure your printer software for TCP/IP, see “Initial TCP/IP Setup for

Windows 95 and Windows NT” later in this chapter.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

Installing on a Windows NT 4.0 computer

1 Find the Windows disks containing the printer software and make sure they’re writeprotected.

Slide up the write-protection tab in one corner of the floppy disk so that you can see through the hole.

2 Start Windows NT.

Before installing the software, make sure the Windows control panel and

Printer folder are closed.

3 Insert LaserWriter Disk 1 for Windows NT into a floppy disk drive.

Note: If you are installing from disks made from the CD, the floppy disk labels may be different.

4 Click the Start Icon on the Task-Bar and select Run.

5 Type A:\SETUP or B:\SETUP (depending on which drive holds your installation disk) in the command line field and click OK.

After a few moments, a message appears warning you to close all other applications before continuing with this installation.

6 Click Next if no other applications are open.

If you have open applications, click Cancel to stop the installation. Close all other applications and start the installation process again.

The software license agreement appears.

7 Click Accept if you agree to the licensing terms.

A message appears that lets you view the ReadMe file for late-breaking news.

8 Click Yes to view the ReadMe file.

9 When you have finished reading the ReadMe file, choose Exit from the File menu in the

WordPad application.

A Welcome message is displayed that allows you to select Express Installation or Custom Installation.

Express Installation installs the PostScript printer driver, creates the Apple

LaserWriter Software program group, and installs the ReadMe file.

Custom Installation lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install. Use Custom Installation to install the Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows, which you use to name the printer and perform various printer administrative functions.

10 Click Express Installation.

A window appears that keeps you informed as file decompression proceeds.

Insert other printer disks (and click OK) as the program asks for them.

The Add Printer Wizard window appears and lets you specify how your printer is connected (local or network).

11 Select how your printer is connected (local or network) and click Next.

12 If your printer is connected locally, select the port to assign to the printer and click Next.

The printer manufacturer and model window appears.

13 Click Have Disk.

14 Select A:\ and click OK.

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15 Select the LaserWriter 8500 and click Next.

Files are copied to your hard disk.

16 Name your printer and select other options as necessary.

17 Click Next.

18 Select whether the printer is to be shared on the network.

19 If the printer is to be shared, type the printer’s shared name and select the operating systems of all computers that will be printing on this printer.

The Add Printer Wizard appears and lets you print a test page if you want.

20 Select Yes and click Finish.

A test page is printed.

A message appears that asks you to insert the Windows NT Workstation

CD-ROM disc.

21 Click Next.

22 Click Browse.

23 Select A:\i386 from the Lookin pop-up menu and click Open.

24 Click OK.

Files are copied to your hard disk.

Installation is complete.

25 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

To configure your printer software for TCP/IP, see “Initial TCP/IP Setup” later in this chapter.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

Installing on a Windows NT 3.5 computer

1 Find the Windows disks containing the printer software and make sure they’re write-protected.

Slide up the write-protection tab in one corner of the floppy disk so that you can see through the hole.

2 Start Windows.

Before installing the software, make sure the Windows control panel and

Printers folder are closed.

3 Insert LaserWriter Disk 1 for Windows NT into a floppy disk drive.

4 From the Windows Program Manager, choose Run from the File menu.

5 Type A:\SETUP or B:\SETUP (depending on which drive holds your installation disk) in the command line field and click OK.

After a few moments, a message appears telling you to close all other applications before continuing with this installation.

6 Click Continue if no other applications are open.

If you have open applications, click Exit to stop this installation. Close all other applications and start the installation process again.

The software license agreement appears.

7 Click Accept if you agree to the licensing terms.

A message appears that lets you view the ReadMe file for late-breaking news.

8 Click Yes to view the ReadMe file.

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9 When you have finished reading the ReadMe file, choose Exit from the File menu in the

Microsoft Write application.

A Welcome message is displayed that allows you to select Express Installation or Custom Installation.

Express Installation installs the PostScript printer driver, creates the Apple

LaserWriter Software program group, and installs the ReadMe file.

Custom Installation lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install. Use Custom Installation to install the Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows, which you use to name the printer and perform various printer administrative functions.

10 Click Express Installation.

A window appears that keeps you informed as file decompression proceeds.

11 Insert Disk 3 when the program asks for it and click OK.

A window appears when the installation is complete.

12 Click OK.

13 Double-click the Print Manager icon in the Main group.

The Print Manager window appears.

14 Choose Create Printer from the Printer menu.

The Create Printer window appears.

15 Type the printer’s name as you want it to appear in the Print Manager window and in your application’s Print dialog box.

16 Select Other from the Driver pop-up menu.

The Install Driver window appears.

17 Type A:\ and click OK.

18 Select LaserWriter 8500 from the list and click OK.

Files are copied to your hard disk and the Create Printer window appears again.

19 Click OK.

The PostScript Printer Setup window appears.

20 Click OK.

Installation is complete.

21 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

Installing on a Windows 3.1 computer

1 Find the Windows disks containing the printer software and make sure they’re write-protected.

Slide up the write-protection tab in one corner of the floppy disk so that you can see through the hole.

2 Start Windows.

Before installing the software, make sure the Windows control panel and

Printers folder are closed.

3 Insert LaserWriter Disk 1 for Windows 3.1 into a floppy disk drive.

4 From the Windows Program Manager, choose Run from the File menu.

5 Type A:\SETUP or B:\SETUP (depending on which drive holds your installation disk) in the command line field and click OK.

After a few moments, a message appears telling you to close all other applications before continuing with this installation.

6 Click Continue if no other applications are open.

If you have open applications, click Exit to stop this installation. Close all other applications and start the installation process again.

The software license agreement appears.

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7 Click Accept if you agree to the licensing terms.

A message appears that lets you view the ReadMe file for late-breaking news.

8 Click Yes to view the ReadMe file.

9 When you have finished reading the ReadMe file, choose Exit from the File menu in the

Microsoft Write application.

A Welcome message is displayed that allows you to select Express Installation or Custom Installation.

Express Installation installs the PostScript printer driver, creates the Apple

LaserWriter Software program group, and installs the ReadMe file.

Custom Installation lets you specify what portions of the software you would like to install. Use Custom Installation to install the Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows, which you use to name the printer and perform various printer administrative functions.

10 Click Express Installation.

A window appears that keeps you informed as file decompression proceeds.

Next, the Installer asks you to restart Windows.

11 Click Restart Windows.

After Windows restarts, the Adobe PostScript Printers control panel appears.

12 Remove LaserWriter Disk 1 for Windows 3.1 and insert LaserWriter Disk 2 for

Windows 3.1.

13 Select A: or B: (depending on which drive holds your installation disk) from the

Drives list box.

14 Select the LaserWriter 8500 and click Install.

The PostScript printer driver files and other software are installed on the hard disk. A message appears telling you that the driver software was successfully installed.

15 Click OK to dismiss the message.

16 Select another Apple LaserWriter printer, if you want, and click Install. Repeat for each printer you want to install.

You can install other Apple LaserWriter printers supported by the software.

17 When you’re done, click Close.

A message appears telling you to use the Printers control panel to connect and set up the printers you’ve installed. By default, each printer uses LPT1.

The Printers control panel Setup dialog box lets you specify a different port, for example, LPT2, or a NetWare queue.

18 Click OK to dismiss the message.

Installation is complete.

19 Choose how to proceed:

For users connected via the parallel cable, the default printer driver settings should suffice.

For instructions on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

To configure your printer software with NetWare, see “Initial Novell NetWare

4.1 Setup,” later in this chapter.

Installing onto a Windows NT 3.5x server or non-Intel computer

Follow these steps to install the software on a Windows NT 3.5x server or non-Intel computer.

1 Copy the PRINTER.INF file located in the D:\WIN_OS\WIN31_NT\APPLE\DISK2 directory of your CD-ROM disc to a temporary directory on your hard disk drive.

This example uses C:\TEMP as the temporary directory.

2 If you are installing onto a Windows NT 3.5x server: m Open the PRINTER.INF file with Notepad.

m Search for the [Source Media Description] session.

m Comment out the line for the NT Workstation.

m Remove the comment from the line for the NT Server.

m Save the file and exit Notepad.

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3 Place your Windows NT CD-ROM disc into the CD-ROM drive.

This example uses D: as the CD-ROM drive. Be sure to use the letter that corresponds to your CD-ROM drive.

4 Double-click the “MS-DOS command prompt” icon in the Main program group.

5 Change to the appropriate directory by typing:

D:

CD \i386

The i386 directory is for Intel computers. Change this directory according to your system. For example, use \PPC for a PowerPC ™ computer.

6 Expand the PostScript driver components to your temporary directory. The following command expands the files to the C:\TEMP directory.

EXPAND -R PSCR*.* C:\TEMP

Five files are expanded to your temporary directory: PSCRIPT.CNT,

PSCRIPT.DLL, PSCRIPT.HLP, PSCRIPT.SEP, and PSCRIPTUI.DLL.

7 Double-click the Print Manager icon located in the Main program group.

8 Select Create Printer from the Print Manager’s Printer menu.

The Create Printer dialog box appears.

9 Select Other in the Driver Combo box.

10 Type the location of your PRINTER.INF file when prompted by the Install Driver dialog box.

A list of printer drivers appears.

11 Select the printer driver that corresponds to your printer and click OK.

12 Follow the instructions on the screen.

13 Click Continue and OK to complete the installation.

Initial TCP/IP setup for Windows 95 and Windows NT

To install the printer onto a TCP/IP network, follow these steps.

1 Do an Express Installation of the printer software, as described earlier in this chapter.

2 Do a Custom Installation to install the Apple LaserWriter Utility and the Apple Port

Monitor Utility.

3 Assign an IP address for your printer.

You can assign an address from a RARP or BOOTP server, or a static address using the Apple LaserWriter Utility. A static address is recommended. For more information on assigning an address through RARP or BOOTP, see

Chapter 4. For information on using the Apple LaserWriter Utility, see

Appendix A.

4 Click the Start icon on the Task-Bar, select Settings, and click Printers.

5 Select the printer and choose Properties from the File menu.

6 Choose the Details tab and click Add Port.

The Add Port window appears.

7 Select Other, then Apple IP Monitor, and click OK.

Your computer polls the network for available LaserWriter 8500 printers.

8 Select the printer and click Add.

To verify you have the correct printer, match the name in the list that appears with the IP Printer Name located on the printer’s startup page.

9 If your printer is not on the local subnet, press “Locate non-local printer,” and enter the printer’s IP address.

The printer is now set up on your TCP/IP network for your Windows 95 or

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Initial Novell NetWare 4.1 setup

NetWare 4.1 uses a hierarchical tree database, called NetWare Directory

Services (NDS). NDS is different from the flat-file database called the bindery used in earlier versions of NetWare. The printer does not support

NDS. A NetWare command, SET BINDERY CONTEXT, allows a single level of the NDS directory tree to be specified as a virtual bindery location. Each time you use the NetWare 4.1 file server, set the file server’s bindery context by typing SET BINDERY CONTEXT at the console prompt.

Note: The printer can be seen in a NDS hierarchy if you install the Apple

Network Utility for NDS. When you define the printer as a PSERVER or

RPRINTER, you must use SET BINDERY CONTEXT.

The superuser account name in NetWare 4.xx is Admin, where NetWare 3.xx

used Supervisor. The Supervisor account still exists in NetWare 4.xx for backward compatibility, but it can’t be seen in the NDS directory tree. The

Admin account gives you full access to the entire NetWare Directory Services tree. The Supervisor account only lets you see objects that are in its bindery context location in the tree. When following the steps below for setting up your printer on NetWare 4.1 as PSERVER, always use the NetWare Admin account.

Make sure that the NetWare network is set up and operating according to the instructions in the Novell NetWare documentation.

You should have access to the NetWare Printer Console utility, PCONSOLE, on the computer from which you will be setting up the printer and have the administrative privileges necessary to make changes to the network.

Step 1: Choosing an operating mode

When setting up your printer for a NetWare network, you have a choice of three operating modes: m

PSERVER mode , in which the printer emulates NetWare’s PSERVER software and functions as a dedicated print server m

RPRINTER mode , in which the printer functions as a remote printer m

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In PSERVER mode, the default, print jobs are stored in a queue on a specified file server and retrieved by the printer.

In RPRINTER mode, the printer depends on the NetWare print server software—either a NetWare Loadable Module (NLM), an RPRINTER.EXE

executable file, or a value-added process (VAP) running on top of the operating system—to manage printing. Print jobs are stored in a queue on a specified file server. When the printer is ready to print a job, the NetWare print server software copies the job to the printer.

In ATPS mode, the printer uses its AppleTalk protocol support to communicate with the Novell ATPS NetWare Loadable Module (NLM). The

NLM (included in the NetWare for Macintosh package from Novell) extends full queue and spooling services to Mac OS clients from a server-based software process.

There are advantages to each type of operating mode. Your choice depends on your networking environment and the types of jobs you will be printing.

Regardless of your choice, you can locate the printer anywhere on the network.

What to do next

Once you decide how you want to set up the printer, proceed as follows: m

PSERVER To set up the printer as a print server, read about how to use

PCONSOLE in the next section. Then m if you want a simple setup, read “Step 2, Option A: Setting Up the

Printer as a Print Server (Using PCONSOLE),” later in this chapter.

m if you want to assign a password, read “Step 3: Assigning a Password for the Print Server (Optional),” later in this chapter.

m

RPRINTER To set up the printer as a remote printer, read about how to use

PCONSOLE in the next section. Then skip to “Step 2, Option B: Setting

Up the Printer as a Remote Printer (RPRINTER Mode),” later in this chapter.

For both PSERVER and RPRINTER, you must also follow the instructions in

“Step 4: Setting Up the PostScript Printer Driver for NetWare Clients,” later in this chapter.

For more information about using the Apple LaserWriter Utility, see

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Using PCONSOLE

PCONSOLE is a DOS-based utility for configuring printers on a NetWare network. This chapter provides information on the set of basic PCONSOLE operations required to set up the printer. PCONSOLE is not provided with the printer. It comes with your NetWare software. Detailed information about

PCONSOLE can be found in your NetWare documentation.

The descriptions of PCONSOLE in this manual use keyboard commands to navigate through the program and perform operations. With the installation of a DOS mouse driver, you can also use a mouse to make selections and choose options.

The table below lists some basic PCONSOLE commands.

Command key

Esc (Escape)

Del (Delete)

F7

Alt-F10

Ins (Insert)

F1

Arrow keys

Description

Returns to the previous level

Deletes a selected item

Cancels changes

Exits the program

Inserts a new item for a list

Displays online help

Cycles through menu selections or entry fields

Step 2, option A: Setting up the printer as a print server

(using PCONSOLE)

There are five parts to setting up the printer for PSERVER mode: m Creating a print server m Creating a printer m Creating a print queue m Setting your printer to PSERVER mode m Restarting the printer to have the changes take effect

Creating a print server

1 Restart the printer to print a startup page; then obtain the NetWare Printer Name.

The NetWare Printer Name is the name of the printer on a NetWare network.

It is also the default print server name.

2 Type SET BINDERY CONTEXT at the NetWare file server’s console prompt to ensure that the context has been set.

Be sure to write the context down; you will need it later.

3 Log in to the NetWare file server from a DOS client using the Admin account.

4 At the DOS prompt, type PCONSOLE and press Enter.

If you are asked for a password, type your password and press Enter.

5 Use the arrow keys to highlight Change Context in the menu and press Enter.

6 Change the PCONSOLE utility’s context to match the context set on the server (which you wrote down in step 2), by pressing the Ins key and selecting the correct context.

7 Use the arrow keys to highlight Print Servers in the menu and press Enter.

8 Press the Ins key. Then type the NetWare Printer Name (provided on the printer’s startup page) and press Enter.

The print server is created.

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Creating a printer

1 Select the name of the print server you specified in the previous procedure and press Enter.

2 Use the arrow keys to highlight Printers in the Print Server Information menu and press Enter.

This will let you configure the new print server.

3 Press the Ins key to display printers in your current context in the NetWare Directory

Services tree.

Note: You may have created a printer earlier. This example assumes that the printer has not yet been created.

4 Press the Ins key to create a new printer in the NetWare Directory Services tree.

Make sure that the context listed at the top of the screen still lists the server’s bindery context that was set earlier. If not, change to the correct context before creating the printer.

5 At the prompt, type the new printer name and press Enter.

This name will be used for reference, so use a name that will be meaningful to the NetWare administrator or to other users who may wish to check the printer’s status. This step creates the printer object in the NDS tree.

6 Select the name of the printer you specified and press Enter.

This adds the printer to the Serviced Printers list of the print server.

7 From the Serviced Printers menu list, select the name of the printer you specified in the previous procedure and press Enter.

This brings up the Printer Configuration menu.

8 From the Printer Configuration menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Printer Type and press Enter.

9 From the Printer Type menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Other/Unknown and press Enter.

This makes your selection active and brings you back to the Printer

Configuration menu.

10 From the Printer Configuration menu, use the arrow keys to highlight “Banner type.”

Change the banner type from Text to PostScript.

Creating a print queue

1 From the Printer Configuration menu, use the arrow keys to highlight “Print queues assigned” and press Enter.

This displays the Print Queue menu list.

2 Press the Ins key to display print queues in your current context in the NetWare

Directory Services tree.

For this example, you will create a new queue.

3 Press the Ins key to create a new print queue in the NetWare Directory Services tree.

The context listed at the top of the screen should still list the server’s bindery context that was set earlier. If it doesn’t, change to the correct context before creating the print queue.

4 At the prompt, type the new queue name and press Enter.

You are asked for the NetWare volume on which to store your NetWare print queue jobs. With NetWare 4, the NetWare queue does not have to exist on the

SYS volume. You can place the queue on any volume you choose. Use the Ins key to select the volume from the directory tree (you may need to navigate to a different context to select the volume desired).

5 Select the name of the queue you specified above and press Enter.

This adds the queue to the Print Queue list of the printer.

6 Press the Esc key until you are prompted to save your changes.

Setting your printer to PSERVER mode

1 Start Windows, if it’s not already running.

2 Start the Apple LaserWriter Utility application.

3 Select your printer.

4 Select Print Server Configuration from the Network menu.

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5 Select the printer you want to configure.

You can identify the printer from the NetWare printer name that is printed on the printer’s startup page.

IMPORTANT After the printer is turned on, it advertises itself on the NetWare network for five minutes only to reduce network traffic. If you don’t see your printer’s name in the list of printers, turn the printer off and back on. Make sure the NetWare file server is running, and verify that the NetWare file server and the printer are using the same Ethernet frame type. If the Ethernet frame types do not match, see “Connecting to a Network Printer Manually” in Appendix A. See also “Novell NetWare Troubleshooting” in Chapter 12.

6 Select the printer you want, then click Configure.

7 Enter the PSERVER name.

Use the same printer name you used in PCONSOLE (if you are not using the default name).

8 Enter the same NetWare password that you entered with PCONSOLE.

9 Enter the names of file servers that the printer will service.

10 Click Add.

11 Click OK.

12 Enter the queue scan time.

The queue scan time is the number of milliseconds that the printer will wait before checking each file server that it can access.

13 Click Send.

Restarting the printer

1 Turn the printer off and then back on again.

2 Send a print job to the printer to ensure it is working.

What to do next: The next section covers setting up the printer as a remote printer. If you want to assign a password on the server, see “Step 3: Assigning a Password for the Print Server (Optional).” Otherwise, see “Step 4: Setting

Up the PostScript Printer Driver for NetWare Clients.”

Step 2, option B: Setting up the printer as a remote printer

(RPRINTER mode)

There are six parts to setting up the printer for RPRINTER mode: m Creating a print server m Creating a printer m Creating a print queue m Setting your printer to RPRINTER mode m Starting PSERVER on your NetWare 4.1 file server m Restarting the printer to have the changes take effect

Creating a print server

1 Turn the printer off and back on; then retrieve the printer’s startup page.

2 Type SET BINDERY CONTEXT at the server’s console prompt to ensure that the context has been set.

Write the context down; you will need it later when creating the printer in the

NetWare Directory Services tree.

3 Log in to a NetWare file server from a DOS client using the Admin account.

4 At the DOS prompt, type PCONSOLE and press Enter.

5 Use the arrow keys to highlight Change Context in the menu and press Enter.

6 Change the PCONSOLE utility’s context to match the context set on the server (which you wrote down in step 2) by pressing the Ins key and selecting the correct context.

7 Use the arrow keys to highlight Printer Servers in the menu and press Enter.

8 Press the Ins key. Then type a descriptive name for your printer server.

Use a name that will identify the object at a glance (for example,

“8500_Server”).

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Creating a printer

1 Select the name of the print server you specified in the previous procedure; then press Enter.

2 Use the arrow keys to highlight Printers in the Print Server Information menu and press Enter.

This lets you configure the new print server.

3 Press the Ins key to display printers in your current context in the NetWare Directory

Services tree.

4 Press the Ins key to create a new printer in the NetWare Directory Services tree.

The context listed at the top of the screen should still list the server’s bindery context that was set earlier. If this is not the case, change the context to the correct context before creating the printer.

5 At the prompt, type the new printer name and press Enter.

6 Select the name of the printer you specified in the previous procedure and press Enter.

This adds the printer to the Serviced Printers list of the print server.

Creating a print queue

1 From the Serviced Printers menu list, select the name of the printer you specified in the previous procedure and press Enter.

A Printer Configuration menu appears.

2 From the Printer Configuration menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Printer Type and press Enter.

3 From the Printer Type menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Other/Unknown and press Enter.

This makes your selection active and brings you back to the Printer

Configuration menu.

4 From the Printer Configuration menu, use the arrow keys to highlight “Banner type.”

Change the banner type from Text to PostScript.

5 From the Printer Configuration menu, use the arrow keys to highlight “Print queues assigned” and press Enter.

The Print Queue list appears.

6 Press the Ins key to display print queues in your current context in the NetWare

Directory Services tree.

For this example, you will create a new queue.

7 Press the Ins key to create a new print queue in the NetWare Directory Services tree.

The context listed at the top of the screen should still list the server’s bindery context that was set earlier. If it doesn’t, change to the correct context first before creating the print queue.

8 At the prompt, type the new queue name and press Enter.

You are asked for the NetWare volume on which to store your NetWare print queue jobs. With NetWare 4.xx, the NetWare queue does not have to exist on the SYS volume. You can place the queue on any volume you choose. Use the

Ins key to select the volume from the directory tree. You may need to navigate to a different context to select the volume desired.

9 Select the name of the queue you specified in the previous step and press Enter.

This adds the queue to the Print Queue list of Printers.

10 Press the Esc key until you are prompted to save your changes.

Setting your printer to RPRINTER mode

1 Start Windows, if it’s not already running.

2 Open the Apple LaserWriter Software program group and double-click the Apple

LaserWriter Utility icon.

3 Select the printer to configure and click OK.

4 Choose Print Server Configuration from the Network menu.

5 Click the printer you want, then click Configure.

Use the printer’s NetWare printer name to identify the printer to configure.

6 Click Remote Printer.

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7 Enter the name of the print server NLM in the Remote Printer Name field.

8 Enter the same printer number used by PCONSOLE for this printer.

9 Click Send.

Starting PSERVER on your NetWare 4.1 file server m

Start PSERVER on your 4.1 file server by typing LOAD PSERVER

<Print_Server_Name> .

Restarting the printer

1 Turn the printer off and then back on again.

2 Send a print job to the printer to ensure it is working.

What to do next: If you want to assign a password on the server, see “Step 3:

Assigning a Password for the Print Server (Optional),” next. Otherwise, see

“Step 4: Setting Up the PostScript Printer Driver for NetWare Clients.”

Step 3: Assigning a password for the print server (optional)

You can use PCONSOLE to assign a password for printing privileges.

However, if you assign a password in PCONSOLE, you must also use the

Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows to specify the same password, as described in “Setting Your Printer to PSERVER Mode” in “Step 2, option A:

Setting Up the Printer as a Print Server (Using PCONSOLE)” earlier in this chapter. (The password specified in PCONSOLE tells the file server what to expect; the password specified with the Apple LaserWriter Utility tells the printer what to send.)

1 Select Print Servers from the Available Options menu in PCONSOLE and press Enter.

The list of print servers appears.

2 Select the name of the print server for which you want to assign a password and press Enter.

The Print Server Information menu appears.

Printers

Information and Status

Users

Operators

Serviced Netware Servers

Description

Password

Audit

3 Select Password and press Enter.

4 At the prompt, type the password and press Enter.

PCONSOLE asks you to retype the password. (The characters are not displayed as you type.)

5 Retype the password and press Enter.

IMPORTANT Record the password for later use. If multiple file servers will be served by the same printer, the same password must be used on each server.

6 Press Esc once; then press Enter.

7 To return to the Available Options menu, press Esc three times.

Step 4: Setting up the PostScript printer driver for NetWare clients

For Windows 95

1 Click the Start icon on the Task-Bar and select Printer Settings.

2 Select the printer you want to use.

3 Select Properties from the File menu.

4 Click the Detail Property tab.

5 Click Add Port.

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6 Click Browse to view the available print queues that have been defined with PCONSOLE.

7 Select the print queue you want to use and click OK.

8 Click OK again.

9 Click OK to close the Property dialog box.

For Windows 3.1

1 In Windows, double-click Control Panel.

2 Double-click Printers.

3 Select the printer you want to use.

4 Click Connect.

The Connect dialog box opens.

5 Click Network.

The NetWare Printer Connections dialog box opens.

6 Select the queue and the port the printer is assigned to.

7 Click Capture. Then click Close to close the dialog box.

8 Select the queue and port combination you specified in step 6 and click OK.

9 In the Printer control panel, select the LaserWriter 8500 as the default printer and click Close.

Step 5: Making sure everything is working

When you have finished configuring your printer as a dedicated print server or a remote printer, you can print, from a Windows application, a document such as the ReadMe file to verify that you can print on the printer.

Installing Apple Network Utility for NDS

The Apple Network Utility allows you to use the following printers with

NetWare 4.1 or 4.1.1 with NetWare Directory Services (NDS).

m Apple LaserWriter 8500 m Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS m Apple LaserWriter 16/600 PS

When you install the Apple Network Utility on your NetWare server, the

Apple Print Server NDS object is created. You can use the Apple Print Server

NDS object to add printers and print queues.

Note: Use the Apple Network Utility only if your network uses NDS. If your

NetWare network uses bindery emulation, use the Apple LaserWriter Utility to configure the above printers on your NetWare network.

Installing fonts and Adobe Type Manager

You can install fonts and Adobe Type Manager for use with your computer and the printer. See the documentation accompanying Adobe Type Manager for information on installing and using the software.

Use the Adobe Type Manager to install the PostScript 3 fonts located in the

PS3_FNTS directory.

Note: PostScript 3 fonts are available for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 only.

What to do next

The printer is now set up on your network. The table below can help you decide which chapter to go to next.

If you want to

Set up the printer for UNIX users

Install options

Print from a Mac OS–based computer

Print from a Windows 3.1 or DOS computer

Print from a Windows 95 or Windows NT computer

See

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

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Setting Up the Printer for UNIX Workstations or TCP/IP Users

Note: The printer is a PostScript-only printer. Non-PostScript files will not print, even though the Ready/In Use light flashes briefly and stops.

Initial TCP/IP setup

Before UNIX users can use the printer, the printer administrator must assign an IP address for the printer, as described in the following sections.

Background information

TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is a protocol commonly used to connect systems over Ethernet networks. Every TCP/IP device must have a unique IP address. Much of the initial work the printer administrator must do is related to assigning an IP address (and other associated information) to the printer.

Step 1: Installing the printer software

You don’t need to install any special UNIX software to administer the printer.

You can control many features of the printer’s TCP/IP interface by using the

Apple Printer Utility program on a Mac OS–based computer or the Apple

LaserWriter Utility for Windows on a Windows-based computer (see

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Step 2: Obtaining an IP address for the printer

To be recognized on your TCP/IP network, your printer must be assigned an

IP address. Most sites have a network administrator who dispenses IP addresses for all new network devices. Contact your network administrator for an IP address for the printer.

WARNING If your TCP/IP network contains devices with duplicate or incorrect IP addresses, you may experience unpredictable network behavior, or your network may cease to function. Make sure you obtain a valid and unique IP address for the printer.

Step 3: Assigning an IP address to the printer

When you unpack the printer, it has a unique, permanent factory-assigned

Ethernet address, but no IP address. To assign an IP address to the printer, you can use any one of the following methods: m ping assignment.

Any printer administrator with superuser privileges can use this method, which is sometimes called gleaning. If your network has neither RARP nor BOOTP services, and you have no access to Windows or

Mac OS–based computers, you must use this method.

Note: This method works only when the printer has no IP address. If the printer has an IP address, you must use telnet . (For more information on using telnet , see “Configuring the Printer,” later in this chapter.) m

Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS and Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

If your network includes a Mac OS–based computer or Windows computer, you can use one of these utility programs to set the printer’s IP address.

m

RARP (Remote Address Resolution Protocol).

If your network has a RARP server, you can use this method.

m

BOOTP (Bootstrap Protocol).

If your network has a BOOTP server, you can use this method.

These methods are described in the sections that follow. Read the section that applies to you and skip the others.

How the printer obtains an IP address during normal operation

When the printer is initially installed, it has no IP address. The address is shown as 0.0.0.0

. When the printer is turned on, it attempts to obtain an

IP address through RARP and BOOTP. If successful, the printer retains this address in nonvolatile memory and continues to use it unless it receives a different address from RARP or BOOTP when it is restarted.

When the IP address is set through the Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS, the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, or telnet , the printer no longer makes an RARP or BOOTP request when restarted. An IP address set in this manner is called a permanent address. For more information on using these utilities, see Appendix A.

If the IP address is set through ping assignment (described below), the printer attempts to obtain an address through RARP and BOOTP when turned on. If the printer does not receive configuration information through

RARP and BOOTP, the printer uses an address of 0.0.0.0

.

To disable RARP and BOOTP requests completely, set the IP address permanently through telnet or one of the other utilities.

Printer IP address assignment, option A: Using ping assignment

Any UNIX administrator with superuser privileges can use the ping assignment method to assign the printer’s IP address.

ping does not store the IP address in the printer’s nonvolatile memory. You have to set the IP address with ping after each restart of the computer, or set the IP address permanently with telnet .

Note: This method works only when the printer has no IP address. If you’ve already set the printer’s IP address, you cannot change it by using this method.

1 Turn on the printer and save the startup page that it prints.

2 Log in as root to any UNIX workstation on the same subnet as the printer.

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3 Add the following line to the /etc/hosts table on your workstation: printer_IP_address printer_IP_name

You obtain the printer IP address from your network administrator. You choose the printer IP name yourself (if it was not assigned by the network administrator). It must follow the naming convention of your system, which generally means it must contain fewer than 32 characters and no special characters.

Example

80.20.4.78 LaserWriterFloor2

4 Type the following command to force an entry into your system’s arp table: arp -s hostname printer_Ethernet_address

The hostname is the same name you used in step 3. You obtain the Ethernet address from the startup page that prints automatically when you turn on the printer. The address appears next to the top icon on the page.

Example

If your startup page shows that your Ethernet address is 08:00:07:2b:48:fb, type arp -s LaserWriterFloor2 08:00:07:2b:48:fb

5 Type the following ping command to assign the IP address to the printer: ping printer_IP_name

The printer IP name is the same name you used in steps 3 and 4.

Example ping LaserWriterFloor2

The ping command sends an ICMP Echo Request packet to the printer.

The destination fields in this packet contain the printer’s Ethernet address and its IP address. The printer accepts the ICMP packet because it recognizes its own Ethernet address. It then sets its own IP address to the address contained in the packet’s IP destination address field.

Note: Setting the IP address works only with ICMP packets that specify the printer’s Ethernet address in their destination field. Multicast or broadcast packets will not be accepted.

Normally, the ping command would result in a message telling you the device received the ping command; however, the printer will not respond this first time, though it will respond normally in the future.

The address is now stored in the printer’s memory, and you’re ready to test whether the printer is working.

6 To test the connection, once again type the ping command from a workstation on the same subnet as the printer: ping printer_IP_name

If the ping command responds by telling you that the printer is alive on the network, the address assignment was successful.

If the ping command does not respond, or tells you the printer was not found, then the address assignment failed. Try the steps in this procedure again, making sure you type the printer’s Ethernet address exactly as it appears on the startup page. If it still doesn’t work, see the troubleshooting suggestions in Chapter 12.

7 Skip to “Step 4: Configuring Users’ Workstations,” later in this chapter.

Printer IP address assignment, option B: Using Mac OS or Windows utilities

If you have a Mac OS–based computer connected to the printer, you can use the Apple Printer Utility to assign the printer’s IP address, as described in

Appendix A.

If you have a Windows-based computer connected to the printer, you can use the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows to assign the printer’s IP address, as described in Appendix A.

After you have assigned the printer’s IP address, skip to “Step 4: Configuring

Users’ Workstations,” later in this chapter.

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Printer IP address assignment, option C: Using a RARP or BOOTP server

If your network has a RARP or BOOTP server on the same subnet as the printer, you can use it to assign the IP address to the printer. Each time the printer is turned on, it will automatically broadcast a request to RARP and

BOOTP servers, which will search a configuration file that maps the printer’s built-in Ethernet address to the IP address that you assign.

RARP and BOOTP servers should be maintained by your network administrator. Configuration depends on the network configuration protocol and server you select. Your administrator may ask you for the Ethernet hardware address, which is located on the startup page of your printer.

For troubleshooting information about RARP and BOOTP, see Chapter 12.

Step 4: Configuring users’ workstations

You can now set up users’ workstations.

m If you’re using Sun Solaris, see “Configuring Sun Solaris OpenWindows,” next or “Configuring Sun Solaris CDE,” later in this chapter.

m If you’re using Sun OS version 4.1, see “Configuring Sun OS Version 4.1,

A/UX, or Other BSD Systems,” later in this chapter.

m If you’re using HP-UX, see “Configuring HP-UX Version 9.x,” later in this chapter.

m If you’re using IBM AIX, see “Configuring IBM AIX Version 3.x,” later in this chapter.

m If you’re using a Silicon Graphics workstation, see “Configuring Silicon

Graphics IRIX v5.3,” later in this chapter.

Configuring Sun Solaris OpenWindows

1 Log in as root .

2 Assign an IP address and IP name to the printer, as described in “Step 3: Assigning an

IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

3 The IP address must be entered in any of the following: DNS, NIS, or the /etc/hosts file.

The most straightforward configuration is to use /etc/hosts . However, your network administrator may choose to use DNS or NIS.

4 Run admintool .

admintool &

5 Select Printer Manager.

6 From the Edit menu, choose Add Printers and then “Add Access to Remote Printer.”

7 Enter the queue name that you want to use in the Printer Name field.

8 Enter the hostname in the Print Server field.

9 Select BSD in the Print Server OS field.

10 Click Add.

11 Choose Modify Printer from the Edit menu.

12 Set File Contents to PostScript.

IMPORTANT Setting File Contents to anything else will result in errors when you try to print ASCII files. The PostScript setting will print all file types correctly.

13` Confirm that Accept Print Jobs and Enable Print Queue are set to Yes.

14 Click Apply.

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15 Exit admintool and test the installation by printing a file.

You can print PostScript or text files by typing one of the following commands: lpr -P < printer name> <filename> or lp -d < printer name> <filename>

Configuring Sun Solaris CDE

1 Log in as root .

2 Assign an IP address and IP name to the printer, as described in “Step 3: Assigning an

IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

3 The IP address must be entered in any of the following: DNS, NIS, or the /etc/hosts file.

The most straightforward configuration is to use /etc/hosts . However, your network administrator may choose to use DNS or NIS.

4 Run admintool .

admintool &

5 From the Browse menu, choose Printers.

6 From the Edit menu, choose Add and then “Access to Printer.”

7 Enter the queue name that you want to use in the Printer name field.

8 Enter the printer’s hostname in the Print Server field.

9 Click Add.

10 Exit admintool .

11 In a terminal window, type: lpadmin -p < printer name> -I postscript

This command converts all non-PostScript jobs to PostScript before forwarding the job to the printer. If this command is not entered, text jobs sent to the printer using the lp and lpr command will not print.

Configuring Sun OS version 4.1, A/UX, or other BSD systems

1 Log in as root .

2 Assign an IP address and IP name to the printer, as described in “Step 3: Assigning an

IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

3 The IP address must be entered in any of the following: DNS, NIS, or the /etc/hosts file.

The most straightforward configuration is to use /etc/hosts .

However, your network administrator may choose to use DNS or NIS.

If you’re using Network Information Service (NIS), see the NIS manual for instructions on setting up an IP name and address.

4 Make sure the lpd daemon is running on the Sun OS system by typing the following command at the UNIX prompt: ps aux | grep lpd

If the lpd daemon is running, you should see output similar to root 135 0.0 0.0 52 0 ? IW Oct 17 0:01 /usr/lib/lpd

If the lpd daemon is not running, you will not see any output. Start the daemon by logging in as root and typing this command at the UNIX prompt:

/usr/lib/lpd

You can verify that the daemon is running by using the ps command described in this step.

Note: To start the lpd daemon automatically when the system boots, add the lpd command to the /etc/rc file. The following is an example of an

/etc/rc file (syntax varies across operating systems): if [ -f /usr/lib/lpd ] ; then rm -f /dev/printer /var/spool/lpd.lock

/usr/lib/lpd;echo -n ' printer' fi

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5 Add the following entry to the /etc/printcap file: printer_queue_name |[ description_of_ printer ]:\

:lp=:mx#0:rm= printer_IP_name :\

:rp= lp :\

:sd= path_to_this_queue’s_spool_directory :\

:lf= path_to_this_queue’s_log_ file :

Fill in the parameters in italics as follows: m Replace printer_queue_name with the name the user should use to reference the printer.

m Replace description_of_printer with a comment describing the printer.

m Replace printer_IP_name with the IP name you assigned to the printer in

“Step 3: Assigning an IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

m Replace path_to_this_queue’s_spool_directory with the pathname of the unique directory created for this queue.

m If you wish, replace path_to_this_queue’s_log_ file with the unique pathname of the file where error information from the lpd command will be logged.

Here’s an example of a printcap entry:

Example

GarysLW|[LaserWriter_8500]:\

:lp=:mx#0:rm=LaserWriterFloor2:\

:rp=GarysLW:\

:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/GarysLW:\

:lf=/usr/spool/lpd/printerlog:

6 Create and set the privileges for the spool directory specified in step 5: mkdir path_to_this_queue’s_spool_directory

Example mkdir /usr/spool/lpd/GarysLW chown daemon /usr/spool/lpd/GarysLW chgrp daemon /usr/spool/lpd/GarysLW chmod 775 /usr/spool/lpd/GarysLW

7 To test the connection, type the ping command from a workstation on the same subnet as the printer: ping printer_IP_name

If the ping command responds by telling you that the printer is alive on the network, the address assignment was successful.

If the ping command does not respond, or tells you the printer was not found, then the address assignment failed. Try the steps in this procedure again, making sure you type the printer’s Ethernet address exactly as it appears on the startup page. If it still doesn’t work, see the troubleshooting suggestions in Chapter 12.

8 Try printing by using this command: lpr -P queue_name filename

Note that there’s no space between -P and queue_name.

Example lpr -PGarysLW file.postscript

If everything is working, the pages will print. If there’s a problem, see the troubleshooting suggestions in Chapter 12.

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Configuring HP-UX version 9.x

Note: The printer is a PostScript-only printer. Non-PostScript files will not print, even though the Ready/In Use light flashes.

You must configure the printer as a remote printer, not as a network printer.

1 Log in to the system console as root .

The System Administration Manager (SAM) uses a screen-oriented interface that works best at the console.

2 Assign an IP address and IP name to the printer, as described in “Step 3: Assigning an

IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

3 The IP address must be entered in any of the following: DNS, NIS, or the /etc/hosts file.

The most straightforward configuration is to use /etc/hosts . However, your network administrator may choose to use DNS or NIS.

4 Run the SAM utility by typing sam at the UNIX prompt.

5 Select the following options, in order, from the SAM menu:

Printers and Plotters

Printers/Plotters

Actions

Add a Remote Printer/Plotter (Do not select “Add a Network

Printer.”)

A form appears for you to define a remote printer.

6 Enter information into the remote printer form as follows: m

Printer name Type the local queue name users will use as the name for the printer.

m

Remote system name Type the IP name assigned to the printer as described in “Step 3: Assigning an IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

m

Remote printer name Type raw m

Remote cancel model Used for remote printer job removal; type rcmodel

m

Remote status model Used for remote printer queue status; type rsmodel m

Printer class Optional m

Make this the system default printer?

Check the box to make this printer the default printer for all workstations on this segment of the network.

m

Allow anyone to cancel requests Check this box if anyone should be able to cancel requests.

m

Remote printer on a BSD system?

Because this printer is a Berkeley-style remote printer, check this box.

7 Select the OK button.

A message appears asking you whether you want to add the printer to the

Printer’s subpanel.

8 Click Yes or No.

9 Click OK.

10 Choose Exit from the File menu.

11 Click the Exit SAM button.

12 To test the connection, type the ping command from a workstation on the same subnet as the printer: ping printer_IP_name

If the ping command responds by telling you that the printer is alive on the network, the address assignment was successful.

If the ping command does not respond, or tells you the printer was not found, then the address assignment failed. Try the steps in this procedure again, making sure you type the printer’s Ethernet address exactly as it appears on the startup page. If it still doesn’t work, see the troubleshooting suggestions in Chapter 12.

13 Test printing with the following command: lp -d queue_name filename

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If test printing doesn’t work

If the test document doesn’t print, check the configuration by following these steps:

1 Check whether the rlp daemon is running. At the UNIX prompt, type ps -e | grep rlp

If the process is running, you see one or more lines of text; if it is not running, you see no response.

2 If rlp is running—that is, you saw one or more lines of text in step 1—kill the process by typing kill -15 process_number_ from_step_1

3 Make sure the following entry is in the /etc/inetd.conf

file: printer stream tcp nowait root /usr/lib/rlpdaemon rlpdaemon -i

This line tells inetd to start the rlp daemon automatically when a print request is made (if it’s not already running).

4 Make sure the following entry is in the /etc/services file: printer 515/tcp spooler

5 Start inetd by typing the following command at the UNIX prompt:

/etc/inetd -c

6 Repeat the steps in “Configuring HP-UX Version 9.x.”

Configuring IBM AIX version 3.x

1 Log in as root .

2 Assign an IP address and IP name to the printer, as described in “Step 3: Assigning an

IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

3 The IP address must be entered in any of the following: DNS, NIS, or the /etc/hosts file.

The most straightforward configuration is to use /etc/hosts . However, your network administrator may choose to use DNS or NIS.

4 At the UNIX prompt, type the following to run the SMIT utility: smit

5 To add a remote queue, choose the following items from the SMIT menu:

Print System Management

Add a Print Queue

Remote

Standard Processing

A form appears for you to define a remote printer.

6 Enter information into the remote printer form, as follows: m

Name of queue to add Type the local queue name users will use as the name for the printer.

m

Host name of remote server Type the printer IP name assigned to the printer as described in “Step 3: Assigning an IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

m

Name of queue on remote printer Type text if you want to append a carriage return to the end of each line to be printed or raw if you don’t. (Since the printer doesn’t otherwise need this remote printer queue name, it uses the name as a flag to determine whether it should add a carriage return to the end of each line.) m

Type of print spooler or remote server Select BSD.

7 Click Do.

8 Click Done.

9 Choose Exit from the Exit menu.

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10 To test the connection, once again type the ping command from a workstation on the same subnet as the printer: ping printer_IP_name

If the ping command responds by telling you that the printer is alive on the network, the address assignment was successful.

If the ping command does not respond, or tells you the printer was not found, then the address assignment failed. Try the steps in this procedure again, making sure you type the printer’s Ethernet address exactly as it appears on the startup page. If it still doesn’t work, see the troubleshooting suggestions in Chapter 12.

11 Try printing by using this command: lpr -P queue_name filename

Note that there’s no space between -P and queue_name.

Configuring Silicon Graphics IRIX v5.3

1 Log in as root .

2 Assign an IP address and IP name to the printer, as described in “Step 3: Assigning an

IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

3 The IP address must be entered in any of the following: DNS, NIS, or the /etc/hosts file.

The most straightforward configuration is to use /etc/hosts . However, your network administrator may choose to use DNS or NIS.

4 In the Printer Manager, choose Add from the Printer menu.

5 Enter the queue name that you want to use in the Printer Name field.

6 Choose Network connection type.

7 Enter the printer’s IP name in the Remote Host Name field.

8 Click Apply.

9 Exit the Printer Manager and test the installation by printing a file.

Configuring the printer

Though the printer itself has no control panel, you can configure it by using programs on computers connected to the printer: m On Mac OS–based computers, use the Apple Printer Utility and the

Chooser’s setup function, described in Appendix A.

m On Windows-based computers, use the Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows, described in Appendix A.

m On UNIX-based workstations, log in to the TCP/IP Printer Configuration

Utility using the UNIX telnet program.

Using telnet and the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility

You can use telnet , a TCP/IP terminal emulation program, to log in to the printer’s Configuration Utility. Changing the printer configuration affects all users of the printer. You can use the utility to m print a configuration page m show information about the TCP/IP interface m turn PostScript banner pages on or off for TCP/IP print jobs m change the printer’s IP address m set the TCP/IP subnet mask m identify the default gateway IP address m enable or disable TCP/IP connection timeout checking m change the password for this utility m reset the printer’s TCP/IP interface m restore all settings to the factory defaults

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Logging in to the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility

To run the utility, follow these steps:

1 Use telnet to log in to the printer’s TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility by typing telnet printer_IP_name

The printer responds by displaying a message on your screen welcoming you to the Configuration Utility.

2 Enter a password.

The first time you log in to the printer, it requires you to assign a password to the utility. The password must be between five and ten characters long. The characters you type do not appear on the screen.

Subsequently, you enter the password to use the utility. The characters you type do not appear on the screen.

Note: You can change the password using this utility, as explained later in this chapter.

Printing the configuration page

The configuration page shows setup information for the printer itself and for all of the network interfaces.

1 Go to the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility.

2 Type 1 and press Enter.

Displaying information about the printer’s TCP/IP interface

To see information displayed on your screen about the printer’s TCP/IP interface, follow these steps:

1 Go to the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility.

2 Type 2 and press Enter.

.

Turning the banner page on or off

The banner page feature prints an identification page at the beginning of each document. The banner page is printed using the PostScript page-description language.

To turn the banner page on or off for all jobs sent through the TCP/IP interface, follow these steps:

1 From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 3 and Enter.

Two choices are displayed: one to turn the feature on, the other to turn it off.

2 Type the number of your choice and press Enter.

Viewing or changing the printer’s IP address

You must initially set the the printer’s IP address using one of the methods described in the section “Step 3: Assigning an IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter. Subsequently, you can use the TCP/IP Printer

Configuration Utility to change the address or to store it permanently in the printer’s nonvolatile memory.

1 From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 4 and Enter.

Two choices are displayed. The first choice—“Use Network Protocol”—sets the IP address to 0.0.0.0

. When the printer is restarted, it uses BOOTP and RARP. The second choice is the equivalent of using the Apple Printer

Utility for Mac OS or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

2 To change the address, press 2 and then Enter.

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3 Type the IP address in the following format, then press Enter:

XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, where each XXX is a number between 0 and 255.

To indicate that you don’t want the printer to have an IP address, type

0.0.0.0

and press Enter. (This is identical to choosing “Use Network

Protocol” in step 1.)

WARNING If your TCP/IP network contains devices with duplicate IP addresses, you may experience unpredictable network behavior, or your network may cease to function. Make sure you obtain a valid and unique IP address for the printer.

Setting the subnet mask

If your network includes subnets, you can set the subnet mask. Obtain the subnet mask from your network administrator.

WARNING Use this option with care. If you enter an invalid subnet mask, you may not be able to access the printer.

1 From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 5 and Enter.

2 When requested to do so, type the IP address of the subnet mask in the following format, then press Enter:

XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, where each XXX is a number between 0 and 255.

To indicate that you don’t want to specify a subnet mask, type 0.0.0.0

and press Enter.

Setting the default gateway address

If your local network is attached to other networks, you can specify the IP address of your local gateway. Whenever the printer needs to send messages to another network, it will use this gateway. Obtain the gateway address from the network administrator.

1 From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 6 and Enter.

2 When requested to do so, type the IP address of the gateway in the following format, then press Enter:

XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, where each XXX is a number between 0 and 255.

Note: If you enter an invalid address for the gateway or if the gateway goes down, the printer may not be able to communicate with remote networks.

Enabling or disabling connection timeout checking

The timeout feature automatically breaks TCP/IP connections that are idle for more than 5 minutes. Under most circumstances, you should leave this function enabled.

1 From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 7 and Enter.

2 Follow the instructions on your screen.

Changing the password for this utility

1 From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 8 and Enter.

2 When requested to do so, type a 5–10 character password.

The characters you type do not appear on the screen.

Resetting the printer’s TCP/IP interface

If you’re having problems with your TCP/IP connection to the printer and can’t solve the problem by any other means, you may want to try resetting the printer’s TCP/IP interface.

m

From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 9 and Enter.

IMPORTANT If you reset the printer while a document is printing, it may not finish printing.

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Restoring settings to their factory defaults

To restore the settings to their factory defaults: m

From the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility menu, press 10 and Enter.

WARNING This option erases the utility’s password and the printer’s IP address. You must reset the address as described in “Step 3: Assigning an IP Address to the Printer,” earlier in this chapter.

IMPORTANT If you choose this option while a document is printing, it may not finish printing.

Quitting the Configuration Utility

1 Go to the main menu of the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility.

2 Press Enter.

3 If you’re asked if you want to save changes, type Y and press Enter to save the changes, or just press Enter to discard the changes.

What to do next

The printer is now set up on your network.

You don’t need any special software to use the printer. On most UNIX systems, you use either the lpr or lp command to print documents over a

TCP/IP network.

Examples for lpr lpr -PGarysLW postscript.file

Examples for lp lp -d GarysLW postscript.file

The way you print and choose printing options can differ from one application program to another. To find out more about printing from your application programs, read the documentation that came with the programs.

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Installing Options

The printer has several user-installable options. You can add a duplex printing unit, two additional 500-sheet feeders and cassettes, an external SCSI hard disk, and an envelope cassette (the envelope cassette can replace any

500-sheet cassette). You can also increase the printer’s random-access memory (RAM).

This chapter provides instructions for attaching an external SCSI hard disk and increasing RAM.

Instructions for installing paper-handling options are included with each option.

WARNING When installing any of the options described in this chapter, be sure the printer is turned off.

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The following illustration shows how the printer looks with an optional duplex printing unit and two 500-sheet feeders and cassettes.

Duplex printing unit

500-sheet feeders and cassettes

Adding a hard disk

You can attach one external SCSI hard disk to the printer. The hard disk provides space for font storage.

When you connect a disk to your printer to store fonts, documents will print faster because your computer will rarely need to download a font to the printer. You’ll also improve network performance because less information is transferred over network cables.

When you do download fonts, you can choose to download them either to a hard disk or to the printer’s RAM. Downloading them to a disk stores them there permanently (or until you remove them). If you have a Mac OS–based computer, you can initialize the disk and download fonts to it by using the

Apple Printer Utility (see “Downloading Fonts to the Printer or an Attached

Hard Disk” in Appendix A). If you have an IBM PC or compatible computer, you can initialize the disk and download fonts to it by using the Font

Downloader in the Printer Setup dialog box (see “Downloading Fonts” in Chapter 7).

You must use a SCSI system cable to connect the first external hard disk to the external SCSI port. For each additional hard disk you connect to the printer, you need a SCSI peripheral cable, which links two SCSI devices.

You’ll also need a SCSI terminator connected to the last device in the SCSI chain (if it doesn’t have an internal terminator).

IMPORTANT The external hard disk you connect to the printer must supply

5 volts DC termination power to the SCSI bus to work properly. Check the documentation that came with the hard disk for information about SCSI voltage.

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If you are considering connecting an external hard disk to your printer, keep these points in mind: m The printer requires a SCSI 40 MB (or larger) hard disk.

m The printer must be able to tell how much storage space is available on the disk.

m Some hard disks have internal SCSI terminators. There should be no more than one terminator in addition to the one in the printer.

m The hard disk must be able to deliver at least 5 volts of termination power.

Setting the SCSI ID number

You assign a SCSI ID number by setting the SCSI ID switch on the back panel of the disk. Follow these steps.

1 Make sure the hard disk and printer are turned off.

2 Set the SCSI ID according to the hard disk manufacturer’s specifications.

IMPORTANT Before you turn on the printer, be sure to turn on the external hard disk. If you turn on the printer first, it will not recognize an external hard disk drive. When this happens, the printer may not start up properly, and you won’t be able to print anything. To fix this problem, make sure all the hard disks are turned on, then restart the printer.

Connecting a previously used hard disk

The printer recognizes disks formatted for use with the Adobe printer file system (AFS) format. The printer will not recognize disks using other formats. If you attach such a disk to the printer, you need to reinitialize the disk before you can use it and then reload any fonts from your computer.

Reinitializing erases everything, including all fonts previously stored on the disk.

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If you are not sure of the disk format, connect the hard disk to the printer as described in “Connecting a Single External Hard Disk” next. Start the Apple

Printer Utility (see Appendix A for more information on the Apple Printer

Utility). If the hard disk is not listed in the Disks panel, then you must initialize the hard disk.

Connecting a single external hard disk

1 Turn off the printer.

2 Attach the SCSI system cable to the SCSI port on the printer.

3 Attach the other end of the SCSI system cable to either SCSI port on the hard disk.

4 If necessary, attach a cable terminator to the other SCSI port on the hard disk.

5 Turn on the hard disk.

6 Turn on the printer.

Increasing the printer RAM

Your printer comes with 16 megabytes (MB) of random-access memory

(RAM) soldered onto the controller board. You can increase the memory size of the printer up to 48 MB to provide faster performance on complex documents, documents containing many fonts, and duplex printing.

Adding RAM allows more fonts to be downloaded to the printer at one time; provides more space to store the data needed for large or complex images; increases the space available for font caching, or maintaining recently used fonts in memory for faster access the next time they are needed; and enables duplex printing.

IMPORTANT The instructions provided here explain how to install memory in your printer yourself. If you wish, you can also contact an Apple-authorized dealer to install more memory for a service fee.

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The printer has one Single Inline Memory Module (SIMM) slot for installing additional RAM.You can purchase additional RAM for the printer in units of

4, 8, 16, and 32 MB. You can purchase 4 MB RAM expansion kits from

Apple-authorized dealers. You can also purchase RAM expansion kits from many electronics and computer outlets. For information about the RAM specifications required to expand your printer’s memory, see Appendix D.

WARNING Don’t handle the memory SIMMs until you have discharged any static electricity that may have built up. To discharge static electricity, touch any metal part of the printer.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

Removing the printer’s side cover

WARNING Make sure the printer is turned off.

1 If necessary, turn the printer so that the left side is accessible.

2 Loosen the two thumbscrews on the back of the printer.

3 Slide the side cover to the back until it stops, and then pull the cover towards you to remove it.

Installing SIMMs

The printer’s circuit board has one Single Inline Memory Module (SIMM) slot for installing additional memory. RAM is provided on SIMMs that you insert into the slot.

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Depending on the amount of memory you have in the printer, you may need to remove a SIMM in order to insert one that has more memory. For example, if you have 20 MB of RAM in your printer and want to upgrade to 48 MB of

RAM, you must remove the 4 MB RAM SIMM and install a 32 MB RAM

SIMM.

1 Hold the bag containing your SIMM and touch any metal part of the printer. Then open the bag containing the SIMM.

This prevents any static electricity from discharging into the SIMM and damaging it.

2 Insert the SIMM into the connector at an angle, and gently press the SIMM down at a horizontal angle until the retaining clips on each end of the connector snap and fasten the SIMM in place.

Hold the SIMM vertically over the slot, aligning the connectors and notches with the circuit board’s connector. One edge of the SIMM has a distinctive notch that you can use to judge the orientation and alignment of the SIMM with the connector. This notch, on the left edge of the SIMM, should be on the left side as you install the SIMM.

Notch

Insert the card straight in.

Gently angle the card back.

Snap the card into the retaining clips.

WARNING When installing a SIMM, avoid touching the printer’s circuit board with hands or tools to avoid damaging or scratching the printed circuits.

To remove a SIMM, carefully spread the retaining clips at both ends of the installed SIMM. Then rotate the SIMM upward until it can be pulled free of the slot.

You’ve now installed the expanded memory. You need only replace the side cover to complete the installation.

Replacing the side cover

To replace the cover on the printer, follow these steps.

1 Slide the cover’s top tab under the lip on the side of the printer.

2 Line up the tabs inside the side cover with the receiving slots on the printer.

3 Gently place the side cover on the printer and slide forward.

Slide top of cover under lip before sliding cover forward.

Line up the tabs with the receiving slots.

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4 With the cover properly positioned, tighten the two thumbscrews on the back of the printer.

5 Next, configure the printer software to use the additional memory.

For configuration instructions, see “Configuring Your Printer Software for

New Options,” next.

If you want to check that you have properly installed the additional printer memory, turn the printer back on and check the startup page. The amount of printer memory should be listed there.

The printer does self-diagnostic tests each time it is turned on. During this testing, the printer verifies the amount of memory installed. If the diagnostics test determines that the installation is not correct, the Paper Out and the

Paper Jam lights flash alternately. Check that you have installed the SIMMs properly in the correct slots. If this does not resolve the problem, contact an

Apple-authorized dealer.

Configuring your printer software for new options

After installing more memory or paper options, you need to update the printer software on each computer connected to the network. You can reconfigure the printer software using the desktop printer icon or the Chooser on Mac OS–based computers or the Windows Setup dialog box on Windowsbased computers.

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Configuring the printer from a Mac OS–based computer

From the desktop printer icon

1 Select the desktop printer icon for the printer.

2 Choose Change Setup from the Printing menu.

The LaserWriter Setup dialog box appears.

3 Click Auto Setup.

4 Click OK.

From the Chooser

If no desktop printer icon exists for the printer, you must configure your printer using the Chooser.

1 Choose the Chooser from the Apple (

K

) menu.

The Chooser appears.

2 Click the LaserWriter 8 icon.

3 Click a zone name to select the zone of the printer, if your network has zones. If your network doesn’t have zones, skip to step 4.

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4 Double-click the printer name.

The printer software automatically checks the printer’s options and selects the correct settings.

5 Close the Chooser.

Designating the 500-sheet feeder and cassette as the preferred paper source

After installing a 500-sheet feeder, you can specify that the printer use the

500-sheet feeder as the preferred paper source. When you choose Auto Select as the paper source in the Mac OS Print dialog box, the printer will draw paper from the 500-sheet feeder if it holds the appropriate size paper. To designate the 500-sheet feeder as the preferred source, you must manually configure the printer software.

1 Select the desktop printer icon for the printer.

2 Choose Change Setup from the Printing menu.

The LaserWriter Setup dialog box appears.

3 Click Auto Setup.

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4 Select “Cassette (Optional 1)” from the Change pop-up menu.

5 Select “Installed and Preferred” from the To pop-up menu.

6 Click OK.

Configuring the printer from a Windows 3.1–based computer

1 From the Program Manager, double-click the Print Manager icon to display the Print

Manager.

2 Select the printer from the list of Printers.

3 Choose the Setup command from the Options menu to display the Setup dialog box for your printer.

The Setup dialog box contains buttons that display other dialog boxes containing additional printer settings.

4 Click the Features button.

The Features dialog box appears.

5 Set controls in this dialog box to set up the optional features that you have installed on your printer.

6 Click OK to close the Features dialog box.

7 Click OK to close the Setup dialog box.

Configuring the printer from a Windows 95–based or

Windows NT computer

1 From the Task-Bar, click Start and then select “Printers from Settings.”

2 Click the printer icon for the printer on which you want to update the software.

3 Choose Properties from the File menu.

4 Click the Device Options panel (in Windows 95) or the Device Settings panel (in

Windows NT).

5 Set the controls in the panel for the optional features that you have installed on your printer.

6 Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

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Using the Printer

Chapter 6 Mac OS Users

Chapter 7 Windows 3.1 and DOS Users

Chapter 8 Windows 95 and Windows NT Users

Chapter 9 Printing Envelopes

Chapter 10 Maintenance

Part II contains information you need to use a printer that has already been set up. You can find setup instructions in Part I.

Printing

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Mac OS Users

The printer comes with software and fonts for use with Mac OS–based computers. This chapter describes the standard printing and page setup options of the LaserWriter 8 printer driver and the desktop printer software supplied with your printer.

On a Mac OS–based computer, printing functions are controlled through the

Page Setup and Print dialog boxes, which are accessed through the File menu.

Most Mac OS application programs use a version of the standard Page Setup and Print dialog boxes, although the exact options presented vary among programs. (See the manuals that came with your program for details about specific options.)

The default settings the printer uses for all documents can be changed with the Apple Printer Utility. For more information about the Apple Printer

Utility, see Appendix A.

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Click here to see a list of the currently selected dimensions.

(To return to the picture, click again.)

Selecting page setup options

The Page Setup dialog box allows you to specify certain aspects of your document, such as its page size, format, and orientation, as well as the settings for several print effects. You can change these settings for every document you create. It’s recommended that you set your page setup options when you first create a document. Then, as you view and format the document, it will closely resemble its final printed form.

1 Choose Page Setup from the File menu.

The Page Setup dialog box appears.

2 Select the page setup options you want.

To see a dialog box that lets you select enhancements to the printed image, choose

PostScript Options from this pop-up menu.

Use this pop-up menu to identify the printer you want to use.

Use this pop-up menu to identify the paper size you are using.

When the selections are set the way you want, click OK.

This picture illustrates your choice of paper and orientation, and it reflects changes as you make them.

m Select US Letter Small or US Legal Small to prevent pagination differences when printing on different printers. These paper sizes have the same physical size as US Letter and US Legal, but have larger margins.

3 To print using special effects, choose PostScript Options from the pop-up menu on the upper left side of the dialog box. (If you don’t want to choose print options, skip to step 4.)

The PostScript Options dialog box appears.

m Select Flip Horizontal to flip the page image horizontally.

m Select Flip Vertical to flip the page image vertically.

m Select Invert Image to print a black-and-white reversed image.

m Select Substitute Fonts to substitute the fonts Helvetica

® , Times ® , and

Courier for the Mac OS screen fonts Geneva, New York, and Monaco, respectively. The substitution occurs even if TrueType outline fonts are available for Geneva, New York, and Monaco. Text sizes in the printed document are scaled to compensate for size differences between the corresponding families of screen and printer fonts.

m Select Smooth Text to smooth edges of letters when your printer is printing fonts as bitmapped fonts.

m Select Smooth Graphics to smooth ragged edges of lines in bitmapped graphics.

m Select Precision Bitmap Alignment to make printed bitmapped graphics more precisely match the screen image.

m Select Unlimited Downloadable Fonts to print the document using as many downloadable fonts as you need. The fonts will be sent to the printer, used, and then removed from the printer’s memory. The document will be printed more slowly.

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To define a single paper source, click

“All pages from.”

Then choose a paper source from the pop-up menu.

To use your settings as the default settings, click Save Settings.

4 Click OK to close the Page Setup dialog box.

You can make the printer’s current page setup settings the default software settings by holding down the Option key and clicking OK. (Some programs may not support this method of setting defaults.)

Printing documents

When you are printing from a Mac OS–based computer, most application programs display a Print dialog box, in which you specify print options such as the number of copies you want printed, whether to print all or part of a document, and which paper tray or cassette will be the paper source.

Some application programs also add more choices to the Print dialog box.

For information about such options, refer to the documentation that came with the program.

1 Choose Print from the File menu.

The Print dialog box appears.

2 Select the options you want.

To print the document on paper, choose

Printer. To save it as a

PostScript or EPS file, choose File.

To print a transparency or sheet of paper that you feed by hand, choose

Manual Feed as the paper source.

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To see dialog boxes that let you select more options, choose a setting from the Settings pop-up menu.

To define multiple paper sources, click

“First page from.”

Then choose one paper source from each of the pop-up menus.

To print multiple copies in numerical order, click Collated.

IMPORTANT The names that appear in the paper source menus depend on the paper sources of your printer and the paper sizes you choose in the Page

Setup dialog box.

m To have the printer automatically select the paper tray that holds the size of paper chosen for the document, choose Auto Select as the paper source.

By the way: If you use the Auto Select printing feature to draw paper automatically from any source that holds the correct size paper, use the

Apple Printer Utility or Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows to define the size of paper that the multipurpose tray holds. The printer software can then determine correctly when to draw paper from the multipurpose tray.

For more information about defining the size of paper in the multipurpose tray, see Appendix A.

m You can print on other printers by choosing their name from the

Destination pop-up menu. Only printers that have desktop printer icons created with LaserWriter 8 are listed.

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3 When you’ve made the selections you want, choose another setting from the Settings pop-up menu, if you wish. Then click Print.

m To print a cover page, choose Cover Page from the Settings pop-up menu.

m To choose settings for printing grayscale images, choose Color Matching from the Settings pop-up menu.

m To turn on PhotoGrade or FinePrint, choose Imaging Options from the

Settings pop-up menu.

m To duplex print and set the number of pages per sheet, choose Layout from the Settings pop-up menu.

m To print to a file, choose File from the Destination pop-up menu and choose “Save as File” from the Settings pop-up menu.

m To turn on background printing, choose Background Printing from the

Settings pop-up menu.

m To set program-specific options (such as page order), choose the program’s name from the Settings pop-up menu.

1 Choose Cover

Page from the

Settings pop-up menu.

Printing a cover page automatically

The LaserWriter 8 printing software can automatically print a cover page that provides information about the printed document, such as the document’s name and the date and time of printing. You can set the printer to print the cover page at the beginning or the end of the document.

2 Make the selection you want.

3 To define a different paper source for the cover page, choose one from the pop-up menu.

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1 Choose Color

Matching from the

Settings pop-up menu.

Printing grayscale documents

When you print a document containing shades of gray, you can choose to maximize either image quality or speed.

Make the selection you want.

2 Make the selection you want. For fastest printing, choose Black and White. Choose

Color/Grayscale when printing grayscale.

Printing with FinePrint or PhotoGrade

FinePrint smoothes out lines and curves and enhances text and line graphics that would normally appear jagged. For documents that require the finest quality text that the printer can produce, turn FinePrint on.

PhotoGrade enhances the printed look of images, such as scanned or digital photographs, to produce added clarity, finer shading, and better contrast. For documents that require images to be printed with the best quality that the printer can produce, turn PhotoGrade on. For documents that contain both text and high-quality images, turn PhotoGrade on and FinePrint off.

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1 Choose Imaging

Options from the

Settings pop-up menu.

Having both FinePrint and PhotoGrade on can affect how images print. For documents that have many images and require high-quality reproduction, you may want to turn FinePrint off. To determine the effect of printing using FinePrint and PhotoGrade, you can print portions of a document with FinePrint and PhotoGrade turned on or off to see the differences in printed output.

2 Make the selection you want.

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1 Choose Layout from the Settings pop-up menu.

This picture illustrates your choice of pages per sheet and direction, and it reflects changes as you make them.

Printing on both sides of the paper

With the optional duplex printing unit, you can print on both sides of the paper (often called duplex printing or two-sided printing). You can only use duplex printing from the paper cassettes.

Note: You cannot use duplex printing from the multipurpose tray.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

2 Use the “Pages per sheet” pop-up menu to choose 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or

16 pages per sheet.

(The printer reduces or enlarges pages to fit the layout.)

3 To use duplex printing, select

“Print on Both Sides” and select the binding orientation.

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Binding determines how pages are printed when you are printing on both sides of the paper. If you want the binding orientation along the side of the paper (as in a book or magazine), click the left binding button. If you want the binding orientation along the bottom of the paper (as in a calendar), click the right binding button.

Printing to a file

You can save your document as a PostScript file, an EPS file, or an Adobe

Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

1 Choose

“Save as File” from the Settings pop-up menu.

You can save the file as ASCII or Binary.

Binary files are typically smaller.

2 Make the selection you want.

Font inclusion lets you print the font on any computer without relying on font substitution.

Background printing and setting the print time

With background printing turned on, you can use your computer for other work while you’re printing. 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.

When foreground printing is turned on, you must wait until the document has finished printing before you can use your computer for other work. However, your document may be sent to the printer faster when foreground printing is turned on.

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1 Choose

Background Printing from the Settings pop-up menu.

You can also specify when your document should be printed in relationship to other documents that are also being printed.

2 Make the selection you want.

Reporting errors

You can specify what happens when a PostScript error occurs or when the paper cassette runs out of paper. For PostScript errors, you can have the printer provide no reporting, provide a summary of the print error on your computer screen (when using foreground printing), or print a page reporting the error. When the printer is out of paper, you can have the printer use another cassette with the same paper size or display an alert message.

If you select “Switch to another cassette with same paper size,” the printer will get paper from its input trays in the following order: standard cassette, multipurpose tray, optional 500-sheet cassette #1, optional 500-sheet cassette #2.

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1 Choose Error

Handling from the

Settings pop-up menu.

The default is set in the Apple Printer

Utility.

IMPORTANT If you have the same size paper in your paper cassettes and multipurpose tray and have tray switching turned on, the printer may draw paper from any paper source that has the correct size paper (even if you select a specific paper source from the Print dialog box). If you want to print from a specific paper source only, do not select “Switch to another cassette with same paper size.”

2 Make the selection you want.

Printing with a desktop printer

You can also print documents without leaving the Finder, using one of the two methods described here. These methods are particularly efficient when you have a number of documents from the same application that you want to print at once.

m Drag the icons of the documents (from one application) to the desktop icon of the printer you want to use.

or m Select the icons of the documents you want to print and choose the Print command from the File menu. The documents will be printed on the default printer. (See “Switching Between Printers,” next.)

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In either case, the computer shows you the Print dialog box so you can choose printing options. Make your choices, then click the Print button.

After a few moments, the first 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 “Monitoring Printing,” later in this chapter.)

Switching between printers

If you have more than one printer available, you can select which you want to use. The printer you select is called the default printer. All your documents will be printed on the default printer until you select a new one.

A bold outline indicates that this is the default printer, the printer you will use until you indicate otherwise.

A plain outline indicates that this is not the default printer.

To change the default printer, use one of these four methods, as described in the next sections.

m Drag the document you want to print to a desktop printer icon, and it will automatically become the default printer.

m Select the desktop printer icon and use the Printing menu to set the printer as the default.

m Select a new printer using the Chooser or the Desktop Printer Utility.

m Select a new printer from the Printer menu—the printer icon toward the right side of the menu bar (if installed)—or Control Strip.

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 formatting the document.

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Drag the document you want to print to a desktop printer icon

Drag the icon of any document you want to print to the icon of the printer you want to use. (See “Printing With a Desktop Printer,” earlier in this chapter.)

Printing PostScript files as text

To print a PostScript file as text, hold down the Option key and drag the document to the icon of the printer you want to use.

Select the printer 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 the 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.

Shortcut: Select a desktop printer and press x-L to make that printer the default printer.

Select a new printer using the Chooser

If you don’t have a desktop printer icon for the printer you want to use, you can select the printer using the Chooser. The Chooser then creates a desktop printer icon for the printer that you select.

For more information on using the Chooser to select a printer, see “Step 2:

Choosing the Printer” in Chapter 2.

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Select a new printer using the Desktop Printer Utility

If you don’t have a desktop printer icon for the printer you want to use, you can select the printer using the Desktop Printer Utility. The Desktop Printer

Utility then creates a desktop printer icon for the printer that you select.

For more information on using the Desktop Printer Utility to select a printer, see “Using the Desktop Printer Utility” in Chapter 2.

Select a new printer from the Printer menu (the printer icon in the menu bar) or the Control Strip

A printer icon is created next to the Help menu when you install the

LaserWriter software. Only printers that have desktop icons associated with them are listed in the Printer menu. Selecting a printer from this menu makes that printer the default printer.

Note: Use Custom Install to install the Printer menu.

If the Control Strip was installed when you installed the LaserWriter software, a Printer menu appears in the Control Strip. Selecting a printer from this menu makes that printer the default printer.

Working with desktop printer icons

To create a desktop printer, select the printer using the Chooser. After you click Create, the icon appears on your desktop. See “Select a New Printer

Using the Chooser” under “Switching Between Printers,” the previous section 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.

Note: You must always have at least one printer icon on your startup disk.

If you throw away the last icon, it will immediately be created again on the desktop folder.

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.

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Move the icon.

You can drag the icon anywhere you like. The icon can remain on the desktop or be placed in a folder.

m

Create an alias for the icon.

You can create an alias for the icon as you would for any Finder icon, by selecting the icon and choosing the Make Alias command from the File menu. The alias can be moved anywhere on or off the desktop or placed in a folder.

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:

Stopped icon indicates you have stopped the print queue.

Plain icon indicates a printer that is not currently chosen for printing.

Default icon indicates the printer you have currently chosen to print on.

Printing icon indicates a document is printing on this printer.

Error icon indicates there is an error on this printer. Double-click the icon to see a message.

Disabled icon indicates the

Desktop Printing extension is turned off or the LaserWriter extension is no longer in the

Extensions folder.

Monitoring printing

If you are using background printing, you can use the desktop printer features to monitor and control the documents that are waiting to print.

1 Double-click the desktop printer icon you’re interested in.

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Select a document that’s on hold and click the Resume Job button to resume printing.

Select a document and click the Hold Job button to put a print request on hold.

A window opens listing the documents that are printing or waiting to print:

Select a document and click the Set Print

Time button to specify when the document should be printed.

Select a document and click the Remove button to cancel the print request.

Document currently printing

Column titles (click to sort)

Documents waiting to print

Watching the status messages can be helpful when troubleshooting printing problems. When more than one job is waiting to be printed, a list of print jobs appears in the waiting list, showing the order in which they will be printed (when sorted by print time.)

2 Choose what you’d like to do.

m

To cancel a print request, select it by clicking its title or icon and 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

(also referred to as a spool file), not the document itself.

m

To put a print request on hold, select it and click the Hold Job button. The print request will stay on hold until you select it again and click the

Resume Job button. You can also put the document that’s currently printing on hold by dragging it to the list of documents waiting to print (lower part of the window).

m

To indicate that a print request is urgent, select it and click the Set Print Time button. In the dialog box that opens, click Urgent. This moves the print request to the top of your list.

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To indicate that a print request should not print until a specified time, select it and click the Set Print Time button. In the dialog box that opens, click At Time, then set the time you want.

m

To change the order of the items waiting to print, change their place in the list by dragging their titles up or down in the list.

m

To sort the list of documents 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 that order, sort by Print Time.

m

To temporarily stop all documents from printing on this printer, choose Stop Print

Queue from the Printing menu in the Finder menu bar. To resume using the printer, choose Start Print Queue from the Printing menu.

Shortcut: Pressing the Option-Shift keys changes the Hold Job and Resume

Job buttons to Stop Queue and Start Queue.

Shortcut: The Printing menu for starting and stopping the print queue is available without opening the window for the printer, so long as 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 (for example, from a LaserWriter 8500 to a LaserWriter 12/640 PS), drag the icon for the print request to the icon of the printer where you want to move it. The printing software won’t let you move a print request to an incompatible printer. For example, you can’t move a request from a

LaserWriter printer to a StyleWriter printer.

m

To get information about the printer, choose Get Printer Info from the Printing menu. Status, configuration, and font information is displayed.

m

To change the printer setup (for example, when you add or remove printer options, such as the duplex printing unit), choose Change Setup from the

Printing menu.

m

To change the manual feed alerts, choose Show Manual Feed Alert from the

Printing menu. A checkmark by this command means that the manual feed alert message will appear.

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Turning off or removing the desktop printing software

You can remove an individual desktop printer icon by dragging it into the

Trash. If you have only one desktop printer, you can’t get rid of the icon by dragging it to the Trash. (The icon will reappear if you do.)

Turning off the Desktop PrintMonitor

If you don’t want to use desktop printers, you can turn off the Desktop

PrintMonitor using the Extensions Manager (available on Mac OS versions

7.5 or later).

To turn off the Desktop PrintMonitor:

1 Open the Extensions Manager control panel in the Control Panels folder.

2 Click to deselect (remove the checkmark next to) Desktop PrintMonitor, Desktop Printer

Menu (if installed), Desktop Printer Spooler, and Desktop Printer Extension (if using a version of Mac OS earlier than 8.0) in the panel.

3 Click the close box to close the control panel.

4 Restart your computer.

Removing the desktop printing software

The desktop printing software uses both the Desktop PrintMonitor and the

PrintMonitor software. The Desktop PrintMonitor requires 200–400K of memory in addition to the memory required by the PrintMonitor. If you don’t want to use the desktop printing software, you can remove it.

To remove desktop printing software:

1 Restart your computer with the extensions off by holding down the Shift key and choosing Restart from the Special menu. Hold the Shift key down until the message

“Extensions off” appears or until your normal desktop appears.

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2 Drag the following files from the Extensions folder (inside the System Folder) to the Trash: m Desktop PrintMonitor m Desktop Printer Menu m Desktop Printer Spooler m Desktop Printer Extension (if using a version of Mac OS earlier than 8.0)

3 If you have the Control Strip installed on your system, drag the Printer Selector file

(located in the Control Strip Module folder) to the Trash.

4 Restart your computer.

Making changes to the printer setup

If you turn off desktop printing and add or remove printer options, you must set up the printer again using the Chooser.

1 Choose the Chooser from the Apple (

K

) menu.

The Chooser window appears.

2 Click the LaserWriter 8 icon (in the left half of the Chooser).

If you don’t see the LaserWriter 8 icon, scroll through the window.

3 Click the name of the network zone in which your printer is located, if your printer is connected to a network with zones.

4 Click the name of your printer.

5 Click Setup.

The Setup dialog box appears.

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6 Select the option that you want.

m Click Auto Setup to let the Chooser identify the type of printer and automatically set up the printer software.

m Click Select PPD to choose a PostScript Printer Description file for the printer.

m Click Printer Info to view printer information such as its name, available memory, and so on.

m Click Configure to set up options that you’ve added to the printer.

7 Click OK.

Using the Apple Printer Utility

The Apple Printer Utility program supplied with the printer software allows the printer administrator to control various aspects of how the printer works.

For information about using the Apple Printer Utility, see Appendix A.

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Printing from Windows applications

After you have connected the printer to your computer and installed and set up the printer software, you’re ready to start printing. This section explains the basic steps required to print a document, though the details can vary from one program to another. To find out more about printing from your programs, read the documentation that came with them. If you have Windows NT, print using the TCP/IP protocol or AppleTalk protocol. See your Windows NT manual for information on configuring TCP/IP.

To print a document from a Windows program, the program must be open and the document window must be active.

1 Choose Print from the File menu.

In most cases, a Print dialog box appears in which you can select options, including the number of copies and the pages to print. Depending on your program, the Print dialog box may offer other options.

2 In the dialog box, select the options you want and click Print.

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Selecting page setup options

The Windows Page Setup dialog box allows you to specify certain aspects of your document, such as its page size, input paper tray source, and orientation.

You can change these settings for every document you create. It’s recommended that you set your page setup options when you first create a document. Then, as you view and format the document, it will closely resemble its final printed form.

1 Choose Page Setup (sometimes called Print Setup) from the File menu.

The Page Setup dialog box appears.

2 Select the page setup options you want and click OK.

Setting printer driver options

You can change the PostScript Printer Driver default options. For example, you can change the pre-set paper orientation to Portrait or Landscape.

You set printer options in the printer driver Setup dialog box, which you can open in three ways, as explained in the sections that follow: m from the Control Panel m from your application m from the Print Manager

Note: When changing options to print a specific document, it’s preferable to change the options from within the application. Settings you change from within an application will affect that document only and not all documents printed afterward. Settings you change in an application’s Print dialog box override print options you set in the Setup dialog box.

Opening the printer Setup dialog box from the Control Panel

1 From the Program Manager, double-click the Control Panel icon to display the

Control Panel.

2 Double-click the Printers icon to display the Printers dialog box.

3 Select the printer you want to set up from the Installed Printers list.

4 Choose Setup to display the Setup dialog box for the printer.

You can also use the Printers dialog box to select a default printer, to switch the Print Manager on and off, and to connect your printer to a different port.

Opening the printer Setup dialog box from your application

Most applications have a Print Setup command in their File menus.

1 Choose the Print Setup command from the File menu.

This command usually displays the Print Setup dialog box.

2 If you are using more than one printer, select the printer you want to set up.

3 Click the Options (or Setup) button to display the Setup dialog box.

Note: The names of the commands and buttons used to display the printer

Setup dialog box vary from program to program. See your program’s documentation for the precise command and button names it uses.

Opening the printer Setup dialog box from the Print Manager

1 From the Program Manager, double-click the Print Manager icon to display the

Print Manager.

2 Select the printer you want to set up from the list of Printers.

3 Choose the Setup or Printer Setup command from the Options menu.

4 Select the printer you want to set up and click Setup.

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Rotated Landscape prints text and images in landscape orientation, but reverses the top and bottom of the page, most useful when you’re printing with three-hole punched paper.

Selecting printer options in the Setup dialog box

You can change the most commonly used printer settings from the Setup dialog box. (The tabs in the dialog box also give you access to additional printer settings. For information about these settings, see “Additional

Printer Options,” next.) The previous sections explain how to open the

Setup dialog box.

The Paper tab dialog box is displayed first.

Use PostScript for normal printing. Use

Encapsulated PostScript to create a file that can be placed in a document of a program that accepts EPS images.

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A value of zero means the job is never canceled.

Additional printer options

In addition to the Paper tab, other tabs display settings for m PostScript m Fonts m Features m Job Control m Watermark

PostScript

Click the PostScript tab to display the PostScript tab dialog box, which controls color printing, the communication protocol, and PostScript Level 2 features.

Click Default to report the printable area to applications. Click None to report paper dimensions to applications.

Click Default if your printer is connected to your computer or to a network by its parallel port. A Ctrl-D will be sent before and after your print jobs. Click None if your printer is connected by its Ethernet port.

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Fonts

Click the Fonts tab to display the Fonts tab dialog box. This dialog box controls the way the driver prints TrueType fonts used in your documents.

The driver can download available TrueType fonts as TrueType fonts (Type

42), substitute available PostScript fonts for TrueType fonts, or automatically create PostScript versions of TrueType fonts and download them to the printer when you print.

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Send TrueType Fonts to This Printer as: Tells the driver what kind of PostScript fonts to create for TrueType fonts. Select one of these options: m Type 1 to synthesize outline PostScript fonts.

m Type 3 to synthesize bitmapped PostScript fonts.

m Type 42 to package TrueType fonts for the PostScript printer.

m Don’t Send to use TrueType fonts that are resident in the printer or are supplied by print-manager software. (No TrueType fonts are resident on the printer when it is shipped from the factory.)

IMPORTANT For information about using Font Downloader, see “Downloading

Fonts,” later in this chapter.

Features

Click the Features tab to display the Features tab dialog box, which lets you configure the printer software to use optional printing features that you install on the printer. Use this dialog box to set up any optional features you may purchase, such as additional memory or the 500-sheet feeder and cassette.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and

A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

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Select this option to send a special

PostScript error handler with every document you print.

The error handler prints a page with a

PostScript error message when a document fails to print correctly.

Job Control

Click the Job Control tab to display the Job Control tab dialog box, which controls such options as when the PostScript header and the PostScript error handler are sent to your printer.

m

PostScript Header The PostScript header contains instructions that a

PostScript printer needs to print documents created by the driver. If your printer is connected directly to your computer only, you can save time by choosing the Download button to send the PostScript header only once—when you switch on your printer. Download Each Job tells the driver to send the PostScript header with every document. Already

Downloaded tells the driver not to send the PostScript header with documents. Download tells the driver to send the header when you choose the Download button.

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Watermark

Click the Watermark tab to display the Watermark tab dialog box, which contains options for defining, editing, and deleting watermarks.

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Edit Watermark

Choose the Edit button in the Watermark tab dialog box to display the Edit

Watermark dialog box.

Downloading fonts

The printer uses downloadable PostScript fonts, which are a type of soft font.

The PostScript printer driver automatically downloads Type 1 fonts from your computer’s hard disk to the printer’s memory as needed for each document that you print. You can also use the driver to manually download fonts to the printer’s memory or hard disk when you don’t want to download fonts for each document. Manually downloading fonts can speed printing.

Note: The printer has a set of built-in fonts that do not need to be downloaded. These fonts are listed in “Printer Fonts” in Appendix D.

Whether it is better to let Windows download fonts automatically or to manually download fonts yourself depends on the number of fonts and frequency with which they are used in a document and the size of your printer’s memory.

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Downloading a Type 1 font to a PostScript printer usually takes from 15 to 20 seconds. When a program prints a document containing a font that is not resident in your printer, Windows automatically downloads the font with the document. However, after the document prints, any fonts that have been downloaded with the document are cleared from the printer’s memory. This means that each time you print a document that contains fonts not resident in the printer, the fonts must be downloaded.

By contrast, when you manually download a Type 1 font with the Font

Downloader, the font remains in printer memory (RAM) until you switch off or restart the printer or when memory limitations are exceeded. Manually downloading frequently used fonts therefore reduces printing time because the fonts do not have to be sent to the printer each time they are used. Keep in mind, however, that fonts manually downloaded to RAM reduce the overall amount of memory available for printing and so may affect the printing of documents that do not contain the downloaded fonts.

In addition to downloading fonts, you can also use the Font Downloader to perform various printer management tasks, such as adding a hard disk (or other font storage device), listing and removing downloaded fonts, manually downloading PostScript language files, clearing the printer font cache, and resynchronizing your printer with the Windows driver.

See your network administrator for more information about performing these tasks on your network, or choose the Help button in the Font Downloader dialog box to see instructions for these tasks.

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Downloading fonts manually to RAM or to the hard disk

Fonts need to be downloaded only once. Users who want to use fonts that have already been downloaded should use the Job Control tab dialog box

(described earlier in this chapter) to turn on Do Not Download Fonts.

Otherwise, the fonts will be downloaded again, wasting time and system resources.

1 From the Program Manager, open the Control Panel.

2 Double-click the Printers icon.

The Printers dialog box appears.

3 If it is not already selected, select the printer from the Installed Printers list.

4 Click Setup.

The Setup dialog box appears.

Note: You can also open the Setup dialog box from within many Windows programs. Check your program documentation to see if you can change your printer setup from within your program.

5 Click Fonts.

6 Click Font Downloader.

The Font Downloader dialog box appears.

7 Select the destination from the Destination Memory list box.

8 Select the fonts you want to download from the Fonts Available list.

Fonts that are already present in the printer’s ROM do not need to be downloaded. For a list of these fonts, see Appendix D or print a list of font samples by choosing Print Font Samples in the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

9 Click Download.

The Font Downloader informs you of its progress as it downloads fonts.

Note: While downloading, you can use other programs, but you can’t print.

10 After you are finished downloading fonts, click Exit.

You are returned to the Setup dialog box.

11 Click OK to close the Setup dialog box.

12 Click Close to close the Printers dialog box.

13 Choose Exit from the Settings menu to close the Control Panel.

You can confirm that the fonts were downloaded by printing a list of font samples with the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

Using a hard disk

You can add an external hard disk to the printer. A hard disk can store many fonts so they don’t need to be downloaded each time you use them, thus expediting your printing. Chapter 5 explains how to connect a hard disk.

After the hard disk is connected, you must add it to the device list and, if necessary, initialize it, as explained in the next two sections.

Adding a hard disk to the device list

1 From the Program Manager, open the Control Panel.

2 Double-click the Printers icon.

The Printers dialog box appears.

3 If it is not already selected, select the printer from the Installed Printers list.

4 Click Setup.

The Setup dialog box appears.

Note: You can also open the Setup dialog box from within many Windows programs. Check your program documentation to see if you can change your printer setup from within your program.

5 Click Fonts.

6 Click Font Downloader.

The Font Downloader dialog box appears.

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7 Click Device Installer.

A dialog box opens.

8 Click Add New.

Another dialog box opens.

9 Make sure “Magnetic disk” is selected, then click Add.

10 Complete the dialog box as follows: m Fill in the Available Memory box with the number of kilobytes your hard disk can store.

m If you have Font Metrics files for the fonts, you can select the Read Font

Metrics Files checkbox.

m Make sure the Volatile checkbox is not selected.

m Make sure the Writable checkbox is selected.

11 Click Add.

A dialog box opens.

12 Type a name for the hard disk.

13 Click a button to indicate which SCSI number the hard disk has.

14 Click OK.

You return to the Device Installer dialog box.

15 Click Close.

If the hard disk is already initialized in Adobe AFS format, you can now download fonts as described in “Downloading Fonts” earlier in this chapter. If not, go on to initialize the hard disk.

Initializing the hard disk

If you attach a hard disk to the printer to store fonts, you might need to initialize it (if it is not already in Adobe AFS format) before you can use it.

You can do so by following the steps below.

WARNING Initializing the hard disk erases all the data on it. Initialize the hard disk only if you’re sure it’s not already initialized in Adobe AFS format (for example, if it’s new) or that it’s OK to erase it.

1 From the Program Manager, open the Control Panel.

2 Double-click the Printers icon to display the Printers dialog box.

3 If it’s not already selected, select the printer from the Installed Printers list.

4 Click Setup.

The Setup dialog box appears.

Note: You can also open the Setup dialog box from within many Windows programs. Check your program documentation to see if you can change your printer setup from within your program.

5 Click the Fonts tab.

6 Click Font Downloader.

The Font Downloader dialog box appears.

7 Click Other.

A dialog box opens.

8 Click the Format Device button, then click OK.

9 Select the disk name and click OK.

Initializing the hard disk takes a few minutes. The Ready/In Use light on the printer blinks until initialization is complete.

When initialization is complete, you can download fonts to the hard disk. See

“Downloading Fonts,” earlier in this chapter.

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Printing to a PostScript file

As an alternative to printing your document on the printer, you can save a

PostScript language description of your document as a disk file. PostScriptlanguage descriptions of documents can be useful for m creating document archives m printing documents without using the program that created them (at a service bureau, for example) m diagnosing printing problems

You may also want to print an encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file. You can use

EPS files to export single pages from one program to another. EPS files can include any combination of text, graphics, and images, but they do not describe complete documents. For example, by saving an EPS file, you can insert a page of a document created with one program as an illustration in a document created by another program.

Note: PostScript files are normally ASCII text files that can be opened with any word-processing program. However, if you select the “Send Data in

Binary” option in the PostScript Options dialog box, the PostScript files may include binary characters that make them unsuitable for use with a word processor.

You can use either of two methods to create PostScript files. If your program’s

Print dialog box has a “Print to File” checkbox, you can use this checkbox to create a PostScript file; this is the preferred method. Refer to your program documentation for information. If your program’s Print dialog box does not have a “Print to File” checkbox, however, you need to make temporary changes to your printer setup to create a PostScript file, as described next.

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Using the driver to print to a PostScript file

Using the driver to print to a PostScript file is a three-step process. First change your printer setup, then use your program to create the file, and finally reset your printer setup for normal printing.

Step 1: Changing your printer setup to print to a PostScript file

1 From the Program Manager, open the Control Panel and double-click the Printers icon.

The Printers dialog box appears.

2 If it is not already selected, select the name of the PostScript printer that you are using from the Installed Printers list.

3 Select Connect.

The Connect dialog box appears.

4 Select FILE from the Ports list box.

You may have to scroll through the list to find this selection.

5 Choose OK to close the Connect dialog box and return to the Printers dialog box.

6 Choose Setup.

The driver Setup dialog box appears.

7 After changing (or confirming) your printer settings, choose OK to close the dialog box.

Note: Choose settings in the PostScript Options dialog box that will produce a file that prints correctly on the destination printer. For example, select the

“Use PostScript Level 2 Features” option if you are sure that you will be printing the file only on Level 2 printers. If you plan to use a printer that does not support binary communication, disable the “Send Data in Binary” option.

The “Optimize for Portability” option creates PostScript files that print successfully from different programs on a wide variety of printers and imaging devices; it is recommended that you enable this option.

8 Choose Close to close the Printers dialog box.

9 Choose Exit from the Settings menu to close the Control Panel.

Your computer is now set up to create PostScript files when you choose the

Print command from a Windows program.

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Step 2: Printing to a PostScript file

1 Start the program and open the document for which you want to create a PostScript file.

2 If necessary, select the Print Setup command from the File menu, change the settings as appropriate, and select OK.

3 Choose the Print command from the File menu.

Your program’s Print dialog box appears.

4 Choose OK.

A dialog box appears that asks you to name the file.

5 Enter a pathname and filename for the file.

If you don’t specify a pathname, the PostScript file is placed in your program’s default directory.

6 Choose OK.

The PostScript file is created, and you are returned to your program.

Step 3: Restoring your printer setup options

After creating PostScript files, you need to restore your original printer setup options before you can use your printer again.

1 From the Program Manager, open the Control Panel.

2 Double-click the Printers icon.

The Printers dialog box appears.

3 If it is not already selected, select the printer model from the Installed Printers list.

4 Choose Connect.

The Connect dialog box appears.

5 In the Ports list box, select the port to which your PostScript printer is connected.

6 Choose OK.

The Connect dialog box closes, and you are returned to the Printers dialog box.

7 If you changed any printer settings to print a PostScript file, choose Setup to display the

Setup dialog box. Undo any changes you made and then choose OK.

The Printers dialog box appears.

8 Select OK to close the Printers dialog box.

9 Choose Exit from the Settings menu to close the Control Panel.

Printing from DOS applications

If you are using DOS programs, refer to the manual that came with your program and follow the instructions for using a PostScript printer. Most DOS programs are PostScript-compatible.

Capturing a print queue for DOS printing

From DOS, you can use the NetWare CAPTURE command to map the parallel port to a print queue.

m

Log in to the NetWare network and enter the CAPTURE command, using the following syntax:

CAPTURE /q= queue_name local= lptnumber server= server_name job= new

Unless you specify otherwise, the command assumes that you are mapping the LPT1 port to a queue.

Using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

The Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows program supplied with the printer software lets you control various aspects of how the printer works. For information about using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see

Appendix A.

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Printing

On a PC, printing functions are controlled through the Page Setup and Print dialog boxes, which are accessed through the File menu.

Most Windows application programs use a version of the standard Page Setup and Print dialog boxes, although the exact options presented vary among programs. (See the manuals that came with your program for details about specific options.)

Selecting page setup options

The Windows Page Setup dialog box allows you to specify certain aspects of your document, such as its page size, format, and orientation, as well as the settings for several print effects. You can change these settings for every document you create. It’s recommended that you set your page setup options when you first create a document. Then, as you view and format the document it will closely resemble its final printed form.

1 Choose Page Setup from the File menu.

The Page Setup dialog box appears.

2 Select the page setup options you want and click OK.

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Printing documents

When you are printing from Windows, most application programs display a

Print dialog box, in which you specify print options such as the number of copies you want printed, the layout, and which paper tray or cassette will be the paper source.

Some application programs also add more choices to the Print dialog box. For information about such options, refer to the documentation that came with the program.

1 Choose Print from the File menu.

2 In the dialog box that appears, make the selections you want and click OK.

Setting printing properties

You can change the default properties of the PostScript printer driver. For example, you can change the default paper orientation from Portrait to

Landscape.

You set printer options in the printer driver Properties dialog box, which you can open in three ways, as explained in the sections that follow: m from the Control Panel m from the Printers folder m from your application

Note: When changing options to print a specific document, it’s preferable to change the options from within the application. Settings you change from within an application will affect that document only and not all documents printed afterwards. Settings you change in an application’s Print dialog box override print options you set in the Properties dialog box.

Opening the printer Properties dialog box from the Control Panel

1 Click the Start icon on the Task-Bar, select Settings, and click Control Panel.

2 Double-click the Printers icon.

3 Select the printer you want to change and choose Properties from the File menu.

Opening the printer Properties dialog box from the Printers folder

1 Click the Start icon on the Task-Bar, select Settings, and click Printers.

2 Select the printer you want to change and choose Properties from the File menu.

Note: The Printers folder that appears is the same Printers folder that you see from the Control Panel.

Opening the printer Properties dialog box from your application

1 Choose Page Setup from the File menu.

2 Click Printer.

3 Select the printer you want to change and click Properties.

To change optional settings for a print job, click Properties and then make the changes you want. If you save the changes, they usually persist from one file to the next. However, if you exit the application and reopen it later, any properties that you changed may be reset to their original default values.

You can also open the Properties dialog box from the Print dialog box.

Note: You will see fewer options when opening the Properties dialog box from your application or from the Print dialog box. To see the complete set of print options, open the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder or from the Control Panel, as described above.

1 Choose Print from the File menu.

2 Click Properties.

Changing printer settings in Windows 95

You can change the most commonly used printer settings from the Properties dialog box. (The tabs in the dialog box also give you access to additional printer settings. For information about these settings, see “Additional Printer

Options,” later in this chapter.) The previous sections explain how to open the

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The Paper tab dialog box is displayed first.

Setting document margins

Choose the Unprintable Area button in the Paper tab dialog box to display the Unprintable Area dialog box, which lets you set the page margins.

Setting duplex printing options

Choose the More Options button in the Paper tab dialog box to display the

More Paper Options dialog box, used to specify duplex print settings.

Select “Flip on long edge” if you want the binding orientation along the long edge of the paper (as in a book or magazine). Select

“Flip on short edge” if you want the binding orientation along the short edge of the paper

(as in a calendar).

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and

A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

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Additional printer options

In addition to the Paper tab, other tabs display settings for m Graphics m Device Options m PostScript m Watermarks m Fonts m General m Details m Sharing

Graphics

Click the Graphics tab to display the Graphics tab dialog box, which controls resolution and special printing features.

Device Options

Click the Device Options tab to display the Device Options dialog box, which lets you configure the printer software to use optional printing features that you install on your printer. Use this dialog box to set up any optional features you may purchase, such as additional memory or the 500-sheet feeder and cassette.

FinePrint provides smoother, less jagged printing of text characters. You can set the printer’s default setting for the FinePrint feature to on or off. Users can change this setting from the Print Options dialog box. To print high-quality images, turn off FinePrint.

PhotoGrade enhances the look of printed images, such as scanned photographs, by providing more shades of gray and better printed clarity and contrast. You can set the printer’s default to have PhotoGrade turned on or off.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and

A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

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When the printer runs out of paper in one tray, it can automatically switch to another paper cassette or the multipurpose tray. By using automatic tray switching between the 500-sheet paper cassette and the 150-sheet multipurpose tray, you can print 650 sheets without reloading paper. If you have the optional 500-sheet feeder and cassette, and it contains the same size paper, automatic tray switching includes it as a paper source. If you have two optional 500-sheet cassettes and feeders, you can print 1650 sheets without reloading paper.

These options appear only when you open the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder.

PostScript

Click the PostScript tab to display the PostScript tab dialog box, which controls the output format.

These options appear only when you open the Properties dialog box from the Printers folder.

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PostScript output format Tells the driver to build PostScript document descriptions that print as fast as possible when “Optimize for Speed” is selected. Such document descriptions might not print successfully on printers with limited memory. Select “Optimize for Portability” to tell the driver to build PostScript document descriptions that print successfully on many different printers. Select “Encapsulated PostScript” to tell the driver to build an encapsulated PostScript document description, rather than a

PostScript description. Select “Archive format” to suppress many of the printer settings that might prevent the file from printing. Choose this option only if the file might be printed on unknown devices.

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Select “Send

CTRL+D after job” only if you are connected via the parallel port. For network jobs, deselect this option.

Advanced PostScript options

Choose the Advanced button in the PostScript tab dialog box to display the

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Watermarks

Click the Watermarks tab to display the Watermarks tab dialog box, which contains options for defining, editing, and deleting watermarks.

Deselect “In background” if you cannot see the watermark on the printed page.

Edit watermark

Choose the Edit button in the Watermarks tab dialog box to display the Edit

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Tells the driver to ignore the Font

Substitution Table

Specifies how to send TrueType or

PostScript fonts

Fonts

Click the Fonts tab to display the Fonts dialog box, which controls font substitution. The Fonts tab is available only if you open the Properties dialog box through the Printers folder.

Displays the Font Substitution Table, used to substitute PostScript fonts for TrueType fonts

Lets you update the list of installed

PostScript fonts so that the printer driver prints them correctly

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General

Click the General tab to display the General tab dialog box, which lets you insert comments about the printer and specify whether to use a separator page between print jobs. The General tab is available only when you open the printer Properties dialog box from the Printers folder.

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Maps a port to a network path

Specifies how long

Windows 95 waits for the printer to be ready before reporting an error

Details

Click the Details tab to display the Details tab dialog box, which controls the printer port. The Details tab is available only when you open the printer

Properties dialog box from the Printers folder.

Adds a new port or specifies a network path

Removes a port from a network path

Specifies how long Windows 95 waits for the printer to be online before reporting an error

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Sharing

The Sharing tab dialog box controls network sharing of the printer. Even if you are not using NetWare, you can still share your printer with other users on a Microsoft Network.

The Sharing tab is available only when you open the printer Properties dialog box from the Printers folder. If you don’t see the Sharing tab from the Printers folder, open the Network Control Panel. Select Microsoft Networks as your

Primary Network logon. Then select File and Print sharing. Select the options you want and restart your system. Open the printer Properties dialog box from the Printers folder. The Sharing tab should now be available.

Text in the Comment field is displayed to users when they select a network printer.

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Changing printer settings in Windows NT

You can change the most commonly used printer settings from the Properties dialog box.

Click the plus (+) icon to view more option information about each topic.

The current settings are shown next to each option.

To change an option, select it from the list above and select its new value here.

Using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

The Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows program supplied with the printer software lets the printer administrator control various aspects of how the printer works. For information about using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows, see Appendix A.

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Printing Envelopes

Printing envelopes from the multipurpose tray

You can load a stack of ten envelopes in the multipurpose tray for automatic printing. You can also print envelopes manually by feeding them one envelope at a time.

This illustration shows how to load a stack of envelopes in the multipurpose tray.

Stack the envelopes so that the tops are to the right and the flaps are down.

Slide the width guides so that they rest against the envelopes.

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Adjust the width guide on the multipurpose tray to the size of the envelope.

If you print many envelopes: You can obtain an envelope cassette from an

Apple-authorized dealer that allows you to feed up to 75 envelopes automatically.

WARNING Don’t use envelopes that have fasteners, snaps, or windows with the printer. Also don’t use envelopes that seal with peel-off strips or pressure-sensitive adhesives, that are curled or wrinkled, or that are likely to discolor or melt at temperatures of about 400° F (200° C).

Printing on such materials can damage the printer.

For best results when printing envelopes, be sure to position your address block properly in your word-processing document. You’ll need to print in landscape (horizontal) orientation and to adjust the top and left margins with your word-processing program’s page formatting controls.

Once you’ve set the top and left margins, type the return address, skip a few lines (the exact number depends on the font you’re using and the way you like your envelopes to look, so you’ll have to experiment), and type the address block.

Printing an envelope

1 Open the multipurpose tray.

2 Adjust the width guide to fit the envelope.

3 Insert your envelope into the multipurpose tray.

4 Set your program to print widthwise on the envelope.

On a Mac OS–based computer, choose Page Setup from the File menu, select the Landscape orientation icon, and click OK.

On a Windows 3.1–based computer, open the Printer Setup dialog box and select Landscape in the Orientation option.

On a Windows 95–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box and select Landscape in the Paper tab.

On a Windows NT–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box, choose the Advanced tab, and select Landscape in the Orientation option.

5 Set your program to print using the multipurpose tray.

On a Mac OS–based computer, choose Print from the File menu, select Manual

Feed or Multipurpose Tray from the Paper Source pop-up menu, and click

Print.

Note: If you select Manual Feed as the paper source, you will be alerted to insert an envelope each time you print.

On a Windows 3.1–based computer, open the Printer Setup dialog box, select the multipurpose tray from the Paper Source options, and click OK to close the Setup dialog box. Choose the Print command from the File menu and click OK.

On a Windows 95–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box and select the multipurpose tray from the Paper Source option in the Paper tab.

On a Windows NT–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box, choose the Advanced tab, and select the multipurpose tray from the Paper

Source options.

Printing envelopes with the optional envelope cassette

The optional envelope cassette positions the envelopes in the middle of the tray. Be sure to set your word-processing program’s page formatting controls accordingly.

Note: If the multipurpose tray and the optional envelope cassette have the same size envelopes when automatic tray switching is on, the printer will use the multipurpose tray first (if the multipurpose tray is set to the envelope size). To use the envelope cassette, do one of the following: m Choose the envelope cassette as the paper source in the Print dialog box.

m Change the optional envelope cassette to “Installed and Preferred” in the

Setup dialog box. (You can view the setup dialog box by selecting the desktop printer icon and choosing Change Setup from the Printing menu.)

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1 Load the optional envelope cassette and insert it into the 500-sheet feeder.

See the instructions that came with the envelope cassette.

2 Set your program to print widthwise on the envelope.

On a Mac OS–based computer, choose Page Setup from the File menu, select the Landscape orientation icon, and click OK.

On a Windows 3.1–based computer, open the Printer Setup dialog box and select Landscape in the Orientation option.

On a Windows 95–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box and select Landscape in the Paper tab.

On a Windows NT–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box, choose the Advanced tab, and select Landscape in the Orientation option.

3 Set your program to print using the optional envelope cassette.

On a Mac OS–based computer, choose Print from the File menu, select the cassette where the optional envelope cassette is installed from the Paper

Source pop-up menu, and click Print.

On a Windows 3.1–based computer, open the Printer Setup dialog box, select the cassette where the optional envelope cassette is installed from the Paper

Source options, and click OK to close the Setup dialog box. Choose the Print command from the File menu and click OK.

On a Windows 95–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box and select the envelope cassette from the Paper Source option in the Paper tab.

On a Windows NT–based computer, open the print Properties dialog box, choose the Advanced tab, and select the cassette where the optional envelope cassette is installed from the Paper Source option.

Note: If the multipurpose tray and the optional envelope cassette have the same size envelopes when automatic tray switching is on, the printer will use the multipurpose tray first (if the multipurpose tray is set to the envelope size). To use the envelope cassette, do one of the following: m Choose the envelope cassette as the paper source in the Print dialog box.

m Change the optional cassette to “Installed and Preferred” in the Setup dialog box. (You can view the Setup dialog box by selecting the desktop printer icon and choosing Change Setup from the Printing menu.)

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Maintenance

The printer is designed for trouble-free service. Maintenance involves little more than putting in a new toner cartridge every 14,000 pages or so and performing a few minor cleaning tasks. The recommended service interval is

200,000 pages to check and service wear on the rollers and fuser. This service can be arranged through an Apple-authorized dealer.

Safety first

The fixing roller assembly in the printer operates at very high temperatures— around 400° F (200° C). Allow the rollers to cool (approximately 40 minutes) before performing maintenance and troubleshooting.

Precautions during maintenance

To prevent damage to the printer while performing maintenance, observe the following precautions.

m Don’t lubricate the printer.

m Don’t attempt to disassemble the printer.

m Don’t place anything on top of the printer.

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The toner cartridge holds the toner powder that forms the printed images.

Each cartridge should yield about 14,000 pages. If you print many graphic images, you may need to change cartridges more often. If your pages start to look too light, or if you see vertical white regions in dark images, it may be time to change the cartridge.

For ordering information, see “Options and Accessories” in Appendix D.

Replacing the toner cartridge

Whenever you install a new toner cartridge, you should also clean the interior of the printer. To replace the toner cartridge, follow the instructions in

“Installing the Toner Cartridge” in Chapter 1.

WARNING Use only toner cartridges designed for use with your printer.

Other cartridges will not fit and may damage the printer.

Cleaning the exterior

Unplug the power cord and then wipe the exterior of the printer with a clean, soft, damp cloth. Use a mild soap or detergent if necessary, but never use an ammonia-based cleaner. Be careful not to get any liquid in the power cord port.

WARNING Never use ammonia-based cleaners on or around the printer.

They may react chemically with the toner and with the printer’s plastic case.

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Troubleshooting

Chapter 11 Fixing Paper and Image Problems

Chapter 12 Fixing Other Problems

Part III offers solutions to problems you might encounter while using the printer.

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Fixing Paper and Image Problems

This chapter provides solutions to problems you may encounter with paper jams or print quality while using your printer. The first section discusses how to read the printer’s indicator lights to help you identify and solve problems, and how to clear paper jams. The rest of the chapter covers specific problems that can occur when you are printing a document.

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Checking the indicator lights

The lights on the front panel of the printer indicate the printer’s operating status.

Light

Paper Jam

On

There is a paper jam.

Off

Paper is OK.

Flashing

Printer requires service.

Paper Out

Toner Low

Paper cassette is empty.

Toner is getting low.

Paper supply is OK.

Toner level is OK.

Printer is ready for sheet of manual-feed paper.

Toner cartridge is not installed.

Ready/In Use Printer is ready to use.

Printer cannot print because of an error, or the cover is open, or the printer is turned off.

Printer is warming up, printing a startup page, or processing data for the next print job.

If the Paper Out and Paper Jam lights flash alternately, or all four lights stay on, the printer requires service. If you have just installed additional memory

(RAM) in the printer, there may be a problem with the memory. Open the printer and make sure the SIMM is fully seated in the sockets and match one of the supported configurations listed in Chapter 5 and in Appendix D.

Checking for and clearing paper jams

Occasionally a piece of paper may get stuck inside the printer during the printing process. Follow these steps to find and clear a paper jam.

IMPORTANT If you experience paper jams after you first set up the printer, check all areas of the printer to make sure that the packing materials have been removed.

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1 Open the back door of the printer to see whether paper is jammed there. If so, gently pull out the jammed paper.

2 Open the top cover of the printer and remove the toner cartridge. If the jam is around the pressure roller area, remove the paper as shown here:

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3 Once you have removed the jammed paper, reinsert the toner cartridge and close the top cover.

Note: You must open and close the top cover to reset the printer.

4 Remove the paper cassette to see whether the jam is in the paper cassette area. If so, gently release or pull out the jammed paper.

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Check that all paper edges are under the bracket at the front of the cassette.

Paper edges over the bracket are also considered paper jams.

5 Check the paper exit area on top of the printer to see whether the paper is jammed there.

If so, gently pull the paper out.

Checking the optional 500-sheet feeder and cassette

1 Open the back door of the paper feeder to see whether paper has jammed there. If so, gently pull out the jammed paper.

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2 Remove the paper cassette to see whether the jam is in the paper cassette area. If so, gently release or pull out the jammed paper.

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Check that all paper edges are under the bracket at the front of the cassette.

Papers edges over the bracket are also considered paper jams.

If you have removed the jammed paper, open and close the top cover to reset the printer.

Checking the optional duplex printing unit

1 Open the duplex printing unit’s top door to see whether paper has jammed there. If so, gently pull out the jammed paper.

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2 Open the duplex printing unit’s lower back door to see whether the jam is around the paper guide for the duplex printing unit. If so, gently pull out the jammed paper.

Note: If you opened the duplex printing unit’s top or back door, it is not necessary to open and close the top cover to reset the printer.

Avoiding paper and envelope jams and wrinkling

Some papers or envelopes may jam or wrinkle as they pass through the printer.

If you experience paper jams, loosen up the stack of paper by fanning it before you load it into the paper cassette. Be sure not to overload the cassette.

With stiffer paper stock, try printing the paper from the multipurpose tray, which provides a straighter feed into the printer than the cassettes.

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Problems with printed documents

This section provides remedies for problems in the appearance of a printed document.

The quality of grayscale art could be better.

Turn on the PhotoGrade feature, as described in Chapter 6 for Mac OS users and Chapters 7 and 8 for Windows users. Also try turning off the FinePrint feature.

Paper curls when you print on it.

Use only 16- to 24-pound laser-quality or photocopy bond paper for automatic feed and 16- to 32-pound paper for manual-feed printing. If you are using the correct weight and the paper still curls, try using a different brand of paper.

Use paper that has been in a sealed wrapper; paper that has been out for a long time may have too much moisture in it.

Toner does not stay fixed on the paper.

If the toner does not stick to the paper, try using different paper. Best results are obtained with laser-quality or photocopy bond paper.

The printer prints on only part of the paper, printing is off-center, or images are out of place.

Make sure that you have selected the appropriate paper source, paper size, and orientation in your printing software. (On a Mac OS–based computer, click the Page Image icon in the Page Setup dialog box; if you want to narrow the margins to print on more of the page, you can select Larger Print Area in the Options portion of the Page Setup dialog box.)

Check the paper width guide in the cassette. If the width guide is set too wide, the paper may be fed into the printer at an angle.

Also check that the margins set in your document are correct, that you are not using a type of paper that is causing a feeding problem, and that the paper cassette isn’t too full.

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Nothing is printed on the paper.

If you get a blank document, try the following steps.

m If the cartridge is new, be sure to remove the plastic tape.

m Redistribute the toner powder by gently rocking the toner cartridge.

If you still get a blank document, the cartridge may have run out of toner and needs replacing.

The image prints in black and white although the original document is in color or grayscale.

If the printed image contains only black and white areas instead of grays, try the following step.

m Check to make sure that grayscale printing is turned on (on a Mac

OS–based computer, select the Color/Grayscale option in the Print Options dialog box).

The image is too light.

If the printed images are too light, try the following steps.

m Change the print density to a darker level.

m Replace the toner cartridge (if needed).

If you are using a Mac OS–based computer, you can change print density with the Apple Printer Utility. For more information, see Appendix A. If you are using an IBM PC or compatible computer, you can change print density with the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows. For more information, see

Appendix A.

The image is too dark.

If the image is too dark, try the following steps.

m Change the print density to a lighter level (see Appendix A).

m Replace the toner cartridge; it may need to be changed.

The page prints solid black.

If your document prints black, turn your printer off and on again. If your document still prints black, your printer may require service.

The printer prints on one side even though duplex printing is specified.

If your document prints in simplex mode (only on one side) instead of duplex mode, check the following: m Is the optional duplex printing unit installed?

m Is duplex printing selected in the Print dialog box?

Unwanted lines or stripes appear.

If white or dark vertical or horizontal lines or stripes appear on the page, try the following remedies. (Each procedure is described in detail in “Replacing the Toner Cartridge” in Chapter 10.) m Gently rock the cartridge to redistribute the toner.

m Replace the toner cartridge.

The image is wavy or distorted.

If a gray shaded area appears wavy or distorted, the toner cartridge may be low, or the toner may need to be redistributed (see “Replacing the Toner

Cartridge” in Chapter 10).

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Toner smudges appear on the front or back of the paper.

If stains appear on the paper, try the following steps.

m Toner smudges may occur after a paper jam. In most cases, the printer cleans itself after printing several letter-size pages.

m You may have previously printed using paper that was too small for the printed document, which may have caused some toner to be deposited inside the printer instead of on the paper. This can cause smudges on the paper that goes through later. In most cases, the printer cleans itself after printing several letter-size pages.

Faded areas or white voids appear on the page.

If portions of the page are faded or are missing, try the following steps: m Use different paper or transparency material.

m Use paper that has been in a sealed wrapper; paper that has been out for a long time may have too much moisture in it.

m Redistribute the toner in the cartridge (see “Replacing the Toner Cartridge” in Chapter 10).

m Use the Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS or the Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows to change the print density to a darker level (see

Appendix A).

m Replace the toner cartridge (see “Replacing the Toner Cartridge” in

Chapter 10).

Blotchy areas or ghost images appear on the page.

If there are blotchy areas within a gray area, or if you see ghost images within printed areas (particularly on the top few inches of the page), try the following step.

m Print two or three more copies of your page; these problems often occur only on the first rotation of the photosensitive drum inside the printer.

The printer isn’t printing from the correct paper tray.

m Check that the correct page size and paper source are selected in the

Mac OS or Windows Page Setup dialog box.

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Troubleshooting with the indicator lights

The Ready / In Use light flashes amber and green.

The demonstration feature of the printer is enabled. To disable this feature, turn off the printer. Press the Ready/In Use light while turning on the printer.

For more information on diagnosing and fixing problems by checking the indicator lights on the front of the printer, see Chapter 11.

Mac OS–based computer troubleshooting

If you are using the printer from a Mac OS–based computer, use this section for troubleshooting tips.

The Chooser does not appear in the Apple (

K

) menu.

If the Chooser isn’t listed in the Apple menu, the System file on your startup disk may be outdated, or you may have removed the Chooser from the Apple

Menu Items folder in the System Folder on your startup disk. You can obtain the current system software from an Apple-authorized dealer.

Make sure that you have only one System Folder on your startup disk.

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Paper is not taken from the correct tray when AutoSelect is turned on.

m Check the paper orientation in the cassette trays. Some trays may have been loaded LEF while others may have been loaded SEF.

m To select paper from the multipurpose tray, make sure that the multipurpose tray paper size is set correctly (use the Apple Printer Utility to set the multipurpose tray paper size).

m If you have both A4 and letter paper sizes loaded in separate trays, specify the tray that you want to use. Do not use AutoSelect.

No LaserWriter 8 icon appears in the Chooser.

Make sure that the LaserWriter 8 driver is properly installed. The printer driver may be on your startup disk but may have been moved to the wrong location. If necessary, drag the driver into the Extensions folder inside the

System Folder.

Also make sure that you have only one System Folder on your startup disk.

Refer to the information that came with your computer.

The printer is not listed in the Chooser or the Desktop Printer Utility.

If you’ve selected the LaserWriter 8 icon but your printer is not named in the list of printers, one of the following may be the cause.

m The printer has been turned off. Make sure it is plugged in and turned on, and wait for the Ready light to turn on.

m The communication settings are not set correctly. See “Adjusting

Communication Settings” in Chapter 1 and “Viewing and Changing the

Communication Settings” in Appendix A. See also Appendix D for a list of acceptable values. To reset the communication settings to their factory default values, set the communication switch to the Reset (out) position.

Turn the printer off and back on again. Set the communication switch to the Normal (in) position.

m Someone may have renamed the printer. Check the startup page to see if the name has changed.

m If you are using an AppleTalk network that contains zones, you may not have selected the correct zone for the printer.

m There’s a problem in the network cable system somewhere between your computer and the printer you want to use. Make sure that all the cables are properly connected. If you still can’t resolve the problem, the printer’s electronics or the network connector boxes may not be functioning properly. Call an your network administrator or an Apple-authorized dealer.

m The printer has the same name as other printers on the network. If that’s the case, the printer automatically appends a number to the end of its name when it’s turned on. The number may change each time you turn on the printer. The printer administrator can change the name using the Apple

Printer Utility for the Mac OS or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows, as described in Appendix A. You can identify your printer by looking for the printer with the same Ethernet address (use the Apple

Printer Utility for the Mac OS or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows) that is printed on the startup page.

m Check the Network control panel to make sure the correct network is selected.

The Desktop Printer Utility cannot be found.

The Desktop Printer Utility is not supported on Mac OS 7.6, 7.6.1, or 8.0. It will not be installed.

The printer appears more than once in your Chooser (for example, LaserWriter 8500 and

LaserWriter 8500 1).

Your printer may be connected to a LocalTalk network and an EtherTalk network with a router that connects them as one logical zone. Apple recommends that you disconnect the LocalTalk port.

An “out of memory” message appears on your screen when you try to print.

The printer may have insufficient memory to print if m the document contains too many fonts that need to be downloaded from your computer to the printer m the document contains complex images m you use a lot of fonts in your document but have not selected Unlimited

Downloadable Fonts in the Page Setup Printer Options dialog box

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If a page contains very complex images, try to remove some of the complex detail from that page (or spread the information over two pages) and try again to print it. Also, find Desktop PrintMonitor in the Extensions folder in the

System Folder and use the Get Info command to increase its memory size.

If you encounter the “out of memory” message frequently, you can remedy this by increasing the amount of memory in the printer. See Chapter 5.

Printer-specific options don’t appear in the Print dialog box.

Make sure the hardware options are properly installed in the printer, as described in Chapter 5 and the instructions that came with the options.

If the Desktop Printer extension is turned on, select a desktop printer icon.

Choose Change Setup from the Printing menu, then click Auto Setup in the dialog box that appears.

If the Desktop Printer extension is turned off, open the Chooser and click the

LaserWriter 8 icon. Click the Setup button, then click Auto Setup in the dialog box that appears.

Nothing is printed; no paper comes out of the printer.

If you don’t get any response from the printer when you try to print a document, try the following steps: m Make sure you printed on the printer you intended to use.

m Check your desktop printer for error messages. Double-click the desktop printer icon to open the Desktop PrintMonitor.

m Try printing again, but select the Print Detailed Report option. (Choose the

Print command. Choose PostScript Error Handling, then select Print

Detailed Report.) m Check the Chooser to be sure the printer is selected. Be sure to select the printer’s name, as well as the LaserWriter 8 icon and, if necessary, the

AppleTalk network zone.

m Check the Paper Out light. If it is on, add paper and replace the paper cassette.

m Check for a paper jam as described in Chapter 11.

m Check the network cables.

m Turn the printer off and back on. Check the startup page.

m Reset the communication settings to their factory default values by setting the communication switch to the Reset (out) position. Turn the printer off and back on again. Set the communication switch to the Normal (in) position.

m Reinstall the printer software on your computer’s startup disk.

A message on the screen says the printer can’t print.

If you get such a message, try these steps: m Make sure that the printer is turned on.

m Check the network cables.

m Make sure your startup disk has the LaserWriter 8 driver in the Extensions folder, which is inside the System Folder.

m Make sure the printer is selected in the Chooser. Be sure to select the printer’s name as well as the LaserWriter 8 icon and, if your network has zones, the correct AppleTalk network zone.

m Make sure that the printer has paper correctly installed.

Sometimes printing the first page takes longer than I expect.

The printer automatically goes into an energy-saving mode after it’s been idle for a while. When you print while it’s in this mode, the printer takes up to three minutes to warm up before it can print the first page.

A desktop printer icon appears again as soon as you drag it to the Trash.

You must always have at least one desktop printer icon. If you drag your last desktop printer to the Trash, the computer instantly creates another one just like it. To remove all desktop printer icons, turn off the Desktop Printing extension and then restart your computer.

The desktop printer icons appear as folders.

If you restart the computer using a startup disk that doesn’t contain up-to-date

LaserWriter printing software, your desktop printer icons will appear as folders. Though they won’t work as usual, they will return to normal when you restart from a disk with the latest printing software.

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The desktop printer icon has an X drawn through it.

The X indicates that the desktop printing software is turned off or the

LaserWriter 8 extension is not in the Extensions folder.

m You may have started the computer using a different startup disk or temporarily turned off all the software extensions. When you restart the computer as usual, the icons will return to normal.

m You may have removed the desktop printing software that created the printer icons. If you meant to do so, you can drag the icons to the Trash or to any folder outside the Extensions folder. If not, you can reinstall the software as explained in Chapter 2.

A message says desktop printing software needs more memory.

If the Desktop PrintMonitor needs more memory, try closing open windows and quitting open programs. Each desktop printer that you use also requires memory, so try reducing the number of desktop printer icons on your desktop by dragging desktop printers you no longer need to the Trash. You can also allocate more memory to the Desktop PrintMonitor. To allocate more memory, open the Extensions folder in your System Folder and select the

Desktop PrintMonitor icon. Choose Get Info from the File menu and enter a larger amount of memory in the Preferred Size box. Then close the

Get Info box.

I want to turn the manual feed message on or off.

When you install the printer software, the Desktop PrintMonitor is set up to notify you about manually feeding paper the same way your PrintMonitor was set. For example, if you turned off notification for manual feeding in your

PrintMonitor, the Desktop PrintMonitor will also have manual feed notification turned off.

If you want to change how the Desktop PrintMonitor notifies you about manual feeding, follow this procedure:

1 Select the desktop printer icon.

2 Choose Show Manual Feed Alert from the Printing menu.

A checkmark by this command means that the manual feed message is on.

IBM PC or compatible troubleshooting

If you are using the printer from an IBM PC or compatible computer, use this section for troubleshooting tips.

A message on the screen says the printer can’t print.

If you get such a message, try the following steps.

m Make sure that the printer is turned on.

m Check the network or parallel cables.

m Make sure that the PostScript printer driver has been installed as described in Chapter 3.

Nothing is printed; no paper comes out of the printer.

If you don’t get any response from the printer when you try to print a document, try the following steps: m The printer is a PostScript printer. Make sure you are using a PostScript printer driver when trying to print a file. To check if you are using a

PostScript printer driver, open the printer Properties dialog box and click the Paper tab. Click the About box. A message describes what type of printer driver you are using.

m Check the Installed Printers list to see that your printer is selected. See

Chapter 7 for details about installing and selecting printer driver options.

m Try printing the document again, but choose Download PostScript Error

Handler in the Printer Setup PostScript Options dialog box.

m Check the Paper Out light. If it is on, add paper and replace the paper cassette. If it is blinking, make sure the paper cassette is securely in place.

m Check for a paper jam as described in Chapter 11.

m Check the printer cables.

m Check the position of the port communication switch as described in

“Adjusting Communication Settings” in Chapter 1. The port may have been turned off.

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m Turn the printer off and back on. Check the startup page.

m Reinstall the printer driver. See Chapter 3 for details about installing the printer driver.

For Windows 95 users, also check the following item: m Open the Printers folder, select the printer, and click Properties. Click the

PostScript tab and click the Advanced button. Make sure that ASCII data and “Send CTRL+D after job” are selected.

For Windows 3.1 users, also check the following item: m Open the Printer Control panel, select the printer, and choose Setup. Select the PostScript tab in the Properties dialog box. Make sure that Protocol

Options is set to Default if you are using the parallel port, or None if printing via NetWare.

Sometimes printing the first page takes longer than I expect.

The printer automatically goes into an energy-saving mode after it’s been idle for a while. When you print while it’s in this mode, the printer takes up to three minutes to warm up before it can print the first page.

The printer is properly connected and configured, but printing is garbled or displays unwanted characters.

Check the communication switch and make sure that the Interpreter is set to the correct value. If you are printing a PostScript document, the Interpreter mode should be PostScript or AutoSelect.

Novell NetWare troubleshooting

The printer is properly connected, but the printer’s NetWare printer name doesn’t appear in the Apple LaserWriter Utility’s list of printers to configure.

If you don’t see the printer’s name in the Apple LaserWriter Utility, try the following steps: m Make sure you have the right printer model selected.

m Make sure the NetWare file server is running.

m Turn the printer off and then on again. The printer advertises itself to the

NetWare file servers on its network segment for only five minutes after it is turned on to reduce network traffic.

m Check that the NetWare file server and the printer are on the same segment of the network. If they are on different segments, you can configure the printer by specifying the IPX network number and the

Ethernet node address. See “Connecting to a Network Printer Manually” in

Appendix A.

m Check the printer’s frame type, printed on the startup page. Make sure it matches your computer’s frame type or your NetWare file server’s frame type. If the frame type is different, you need to connect to the printer manually to change the frame type to the desired value. See “Connecting to a Network Printer Manually” in Appendix A for more information.

The printer is properly connected and configured, but printing is garbled or displays unwanted characters.

If your printer is connected to the server through a parallel port connection, display the PostScript Options dialog box and make sure that Protocol

Options is set to Default. This dialog box is available through the Setup command in your application’s File menu. See “Additional Printer Options” in

Chapter 7 for more information on protocol options.

The printer is properly connected and configured, but nothing prints.

The printer is a PostScript-only printer. Make sure you are using only

PostScript banner pages. If you are using PCL banner pages, for example, nothing will print.

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My text documents print normally, but I have problems with spreadsheets and graphics.

Try removing the banner page, auto-end capping, tabs expansion, and form feeds. Use the DOS CAPTURE command to set the following printing options:

/nb /na /nff /nt /ti=30

UNIX troubleshooting

If you are using the printer from a UNIX workstation, use this section for troubleshooting tips.

The Ready/In Use LED flashes briefly, but nothing prints.

This printer is a PostScript-only printer. Before you can print ASCII text files, you must filter them into PostScript.

The banner page prints only the system name and the remote printer name.

The lpd printing protocol does not provide the user name or filename in a way that can be included in the banner page.

The printer administrator forgot the password for the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility.

See the service information that came with your printer to learn how to get in touch with Apple.

Sometimes printing the first page takes longer than I expect.

The printer automatically goes into an energy-saving mode after it’s been idle for a while. When you print while it’s in this mode, the printer takes about a minute to warm up before it can print the first page.

The RARP server is not responding.

If you used a RARP server to assign the printer’s IP address while setting up the printer, but the server is not responding, follow these steps in order:

Note: UNIX systems vary. Consult your system documentation for details on

RARP and BOOTP.

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m Verify that the rarpd daemon is running on the server. On many UNIX systems, you can verify this by typing ps -e or ps -ax at the UNIX prompt on the server. If the daemon isn’t running, find the rarpd executable on your system. It’s usually in /usr/etc . To start it, type path/rarpd

-a (for example, /usr/etc/rarpd -a ) to start the daemon. If you cannot locate a rarpd executable on your system, you may not have RARP available. Use BOOTP or some other IP address-setting method.

m Make sure that the server running RARP is on the same subnet as the printer.

m Check the

/etc/ethers file to verify that it contains the correct

Ethernet address and hostname.

m Check the

/etc/hosts file to verify that it contains a valid IP address and the same hostname as in the /etc/ethers file.

m Turn the printer off and then back on.

The BOOTP server is not responding.

If you chose to use a BOOTP server to assign the printer’s IP address while setting up the printer, but the server is not responding, follow these steps in order: m Make sure that the server running BOOTP is on the same subnet as the printer or that BOOTP is properly configured to run on multiple subnets.

m Check the

/etc/bootptab file to verify that m the ip entry is a valid IP address and that it matches the address in the

/etc/hosts file m the ha entry is the correct Ethernet address (found on the printer’s startup page) with no colons separating the bytes m the ht entry is either ether or ethernet m Turn the printer on and off and immediately verify that the bootpd is running. On many UNIX systems, you can accomplish this by typing ps -e or ps -ax at the UNIX prompt on the server. If the daemon is not running, type bootpd -t15 or consult the UNIX man page on bootpd .

m Turn the printer off and then back on.

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I can’t ping the printer by IP name or IP address.

Follow these steps in order: m ping your own system or another host. If this ping fails, your IP software is not running, or your network is down.

m Turn the printer off and then back on. This sometimes fixes the problem itself, and it also causes the startup page to print. Use the startup page to verify the printer’s IP address.

m Verify that the IP address on the configuration page is identical to the IP address in the /etc/hosts file.

m Check the printer’s network cables to make sure that it is connected to the network.

m Make sure the IP address is not a duplicate of one already in use on the network.

I can ping the printer, but I can’t telnet to it.

Only one user at a time can telnet to the printer.

Appendixes

Appendix A Configuring the Printer With the

Printer Utilities

Appendix B Setting Up the Printer as an ATPS

Remote Printer

Appendix C Printing Demonstration Pages

Appendix D Technical Information

Appendix A

Configuring the Printer With the Printer Utilities

Though the printer itself has no control panel, you can configure it by using programs on computers connected to the printer: m On Mac OS–based computers, use the Apple Printer Utility and the desktop printer’s setup function.

m On Windows-based computers, use the Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows.

m On UNIX-based workstations, log in to the TCP/IP Printer Configuration

Utility using the UNIX telnet program. See Chapter 4 for more information on using the TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility and the telnet program.

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Using the Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS

The Apple Printer Utility program allows you to set the default settings that control how various aspects of the printer work. Use it to choose the printer settings that you want to use for all documents.

You can also change printer settings without changing the printer’s basic defaults by changing the settings in the Print and Page Setup dialog boxes.

Network users should use the Print and Page Setup dialog boxes to choose the individual settings for their documents.

IMPORTANT Changes you make with the Apple Printer Utility affect everybody who uses the printer.

Use the Apple Printer Utility to m view information about the printer, such as the AppleTalk printer name and the total number of pages the printer has printed m name the printer on AppleTalk networks m download fonts to the printer m remove fonts m print font samples m turn printing of a startup page or demonstration page on or off m set the print density to lighten or darken printing m set paper-handling options m turn the printer’s FinePrint feature on and off m turn the printer’s PhotoGrade feature on and off m set when the printer closes print jobs to provide faster throughput m set the printer’s EtherTalk zone m view the Ethernet address m view and specify the IP address m view and configure the printer’s communication settings m send PostScript files to the printer m restart the printer m print a printer configuration page

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Opening the Apple Printer Utility

The Apple Printer Utility has two windows: the Printer Selector window, which is similar to the Chooser, and the printer features window, which you use to view or change the printer’s settings.

1 Double-click the Apple Printer Utility.

The Installer puts the Apple Printer Utility in the Apple LaserWriter Software folder. You can move it wherever you like.

2 In the Printer Selector window, select and open the printer you want.

If the network has zones, click the zone where the printer is located.

Printers in that zone are listed here. Click the name of the printer you want.

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To send your changes to the printer, click Send.

3 Click Open Printer.

The printer features window appears with the Printer Information category displayed.

To verify that the printer received the changes you sent, click this button.

To restore the original software settings, click

Set Defaults and then Send.

This category tells you about the printer you selected.

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4 To view or change settings under a category, click the arrow beside the category name to open the category and display its information and options.

Additional options may appear that you can also open and work with. When you are finished changing options in a particular category, you can click the arrow again to collapse the options.

5 After viewing the information and making changes, click the Send button to send your changes to the printer.

6 Click the Close box to close the window.

The next sections describe configuration procedures that you can perform with the Apple Printer Utility. First select and open the printer in the Printer

Selector window. The information and procedures described in each section then present how to work with the printer features window of the utility.

Viewing printer information

You can view information about your printer by displaying the printer information in the printer features window.

m

Open the Printer Information category, if necessary.

Note: The Printer Information category is automatically opened whenever you open a printer in the Apple Printer Utility.

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Naming the printer

To help users easily select the printer from their computers, give the printer a unique name based, for example, on its location or the group of users that commonly access it. Use the following procedure to name or rename any printer on the AppleTalk network.

IMPORTANT located in.

Be sure to tell users what the printer name is and which zone it’s

1 Open the Name category.

The name panel appears with the selected printer’s current name.

Type a new name here.

2 Type a new name.

3 Click Send to send the new name setting to the printer.

Initializing a hard disk connected to the printer

If you connect an external hard disk to the printer, you may need to initialize the disk before you can download fonts to it. (See Chapter 5 for information about connecting hard disks to the printer.)

The printer recognizes disks formatted for use with the Adobe printer file system (AFS) format. The printer will not recognize disks using other formats. If you attach such a disk to the printer, you need to reinitialize the disk before you can use it and then reload any fonts from your computer.

Reinitializing erases everything, including all fonts previously stored on the disk.

If you are not sure of the disk format, connect the hard disk to the printer as described in “Connecting a Single External Hard Disk” in Chapter 5. Start the

Apple Printer Utility. If the hard disk is not listed in the Disks panel, then you must initialize the hard disk.

IMPORTANT Reinitializing erases all fonts previously stored on the disk.

1 Open the Disks category.

2 In the panel that appears, select the disk you want to initialize and click Initialize.

A message warns that initializing erases the entire contents of the disk— including any fonts.

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3 Click Initialize to proceed.

It takes some time to complete the initialization process. The printer won’t be available for printing until the hard disk is initialized.

Downloading fonts to the printer or an attached hard disk

You can download additional fonts to the printer’s RAM or attached hard disk to speed up printing. You do not have to download fonts to use them in printed documents, but doing so can make printing faster than storing fonts only on your computer. Fonts downloaded to the printer’s RAM are lost whenever the printer is turned off or restarted.

1 Open the Fonts category.

The Fonts panel appears.

The list shows fonts already available to the printer. If you see a font here, you don’t need to add it.

2 Click Add.

A file selection dialog box appears.

The icons in the Location column show where fonts are stored—in the printer’s

ROM, RAM, or hard disk.

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3 Select the fonts you want to download.

Double-click the font name in the list or select the name and click Add.

4 Choose a destination for downloading the fonts from the Destination pop-up menu.

5 Click Send.

Removing fonts

You can remove fonts from the printer’s RAM when you no longer need them.

You cannot remove fonts from the printer’s ROM.

1 Open the Fonts category.

The Fonts panel appears.

The icons in the Location column show where fonts are stored—in the printer’s

ROM, RAM, or hard disk.

You cannot remove fonts from the printer’s ROM.

2 Select the fonts you want to remove.

3 Click Remove.

4 Click OK.

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Printing font samples

You can print a list of the fonts currently stored in the printer’s memory or attached hard disk.

m

Choose Print Font Samples from the Utilities menu.

Turning the startup or demo page on or off

The printer normally prints a sample page when you turn the printer on. This page shows the printer’s name, the total number of pages printed, the amount of memory, installed options, and communication settings. You can turn this feature off if you wish.

The demo page prints a representative page that illustrates the printer’s printing capabilities.

1 Open the Startup Page / Demo Page category.

The Startup Page/Demo Page panel appears.

2 Click the checkboxes to turn the startup page or demonstration page on or off.

When an X appears in the checkbox, the printer is set to print the startup page or the demonstration page.

Note: You must press the Ready/In Use light to print a demonstration page.

3 Click Send to send the startup page setting to the printer.

Setting the print density

If your documents are printing too light or too dark, you can adjust the print density of the printer (to a limited degree) to print lighter or darker text and images.

1 Open the Print Density category.

The Print Density panel appears.

2 Drag the slider to increase or decrease the print density.

3 Click Send to send the Print Density setting to the printer.

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Conserving energy

Your printer automatically reduces its power consumption after 60 minutes of inactivity. You can lengthen or shorten the time that the printer remains idle before it reduces its power consumption. Once the printer turns down its power, it will need to warm up again before printing the next document. You or other network users may experience a small delay (up to three minutes) in printing.

1 Open the Energy Saving Delay category.

2 In the panel that appears, choose a time interval from the pop-up menu.

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3 To send the energy-saving delay setting to the printer, click Send.

Setting paper-handling options

When the printer runs out of paper in one tray, it can automatically switch to and use paper in another paper cassette or the multipurpose tray. By using automatic tray switching between the 500-sheet paper cassette and the 150sheet multipurpose tray, you can print 650 sheets without reloading paper. If you have the optional 500-sheet feeder and cassette, and it contains the same size paper, automatic tray switching includes it as a paper source.

Note: The Paper Handling category sets the default paper-handling options for the printer. You can change printer settings without changing the printer’s defaults by changing the settings in the Print and Page Setup dialog boxes.

Network users should use the Print and Page Setup dialog boxes to choose the individual settings for their documents.

1 Open the Paper Handling category.

The Paper Handling panel appears.

Choose the size of paper in the multipurpose tray. (If you print jobs that are a different size paper, the printer won’t use the multipurpose tray.)

2 Click the checkbox to turn Automatic Tray Switching on or off.

When an X appears in the checkbox, tray switching is turned on.

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3 Choose a default paper size for the multipurpose tray from the pop-up menu.

The Print dialog box provides the Auto Select option, which allows the printer to draw paper from any paper source that holds the correct size paper.

Similarly, the automatic tray switching feature allows the printer to select another paper source that holds the correct size paper when a paper source runs out. However, the printer is not able to detect the size of paper in the multipurpose tray, so you must tell it. If the paper size for the multipurpose tray is the same as the paper in the standard paper cassette (and automatic tray switching is turned on), the printer automatically uses the multipurpose tray as a paper source.

4 Choose a default envelope size for the envelope tray from the pop-up menu, if the envelope cassette option is installed.

5 Choose printing on one side or both sides of the paper from the pop-up menu.

If you want the binding orientation along the side of the paper (as in a book or magazine), choose “two-sided, no tumbling.” If you want the binding orientation along the bottom of the paper (as in a calendar), choose “twosided, with tumbling.”

Note: You must have the optional duplex printing unit to print on both sides of the paper.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Duplex Printing

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

PhotoGrade

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and

A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

6 Click the checkbox to turn Job Separation on.

Job Separation staggers the placement of the print jobs in the output tray when printing multiple print jobs.

7 Click Send to send the paper-handling settings to the printer.

Selecting imaging options

FinePrint provides smoother, less jagged printing of text characters. You can set the printer’s default setting to have FinePrint on or off. Users can change this setting from the Print Options dialog box. To print high-quality images with PhotoGrade, turn off FinePrint.

PhotoGrade enhances the look of printed images, such as scanned photographs, by providing more shades of gray and better printed clarity and contrast. You can set the printer’s default to have PhotoGrade turned on or off.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and

A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

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You can also change the way images print by increasing or decreasing the number of gray levels used to reproduce them. More levels of gray produce a more natural-looking photographic quality. However, increasing the number of grays also decreases the resolution of the image. For each level of gray, a unique pattern of laser pulses is required to produce a printed dot. More gray levels require more variations in such patterns, which in turn require the printer to use larger, more noticeable dots. You can experiment with various settings to find the balance that suits your needs.

1 Open the Imaging Options category.

The Imaging Options panel appears.

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2 Click the FinePrint On or Off button.

3 Click the PhotoGrade On or Off button.

4 Drag the slider to change the levels of gray.

5 Click Send to send the Imaging Options setting to the printer.

IMPORTANT When you are printing from a Mac OS computer, PhotoGrade works only when the Color/Grayscale option is selected in the Print dialog box.

Setting up job handling

You can specify how the printer handles jobs for each type of network. You can set the printer to maintain contact with the computer until all pages of a job are finished printing. This allows users to receive printer messages, such as a message telling them that the printer is out of paper, while their job is printing. You can also have the printer break contact with the computer once the print job has been sent to the printer (but is still being processed). This provides faster handling of print jobs by allowing the printer to begin processing the next job before all pages of the previous job are printed.

However, users will not receive feedback about paper outages and problems such as paper jams if these occur after their job has been processed and the connection has been broken.

You can set job handling for individual network protocols that you use.

1 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Normal (in) position to select the custom settings.

The communication switch must be in the Normal (in) position, or the printer will reset the job-handling settings to the factory defaults when it is turned off or restarted.

Note: Changing the communication switch setting may alter some of your network settings. For example, when the switch is in the Reset (out) position, the default mode for the NetWare, TCP/IP, and parallel interfaces is

PostScript; but when the switch is in the Normal (in) position, the mode can be Off, depending on how you set the communication settings. To change the settings, see “Viewing and Changing the Communication Settings,” later in this appendix.

2 Open the Extended Job Status category.

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3 Click the checkboxes next to the network types to specify when the connection with the computer should be broken.

An X in a checkbox means the printer prints all pages in a job before closing the connection with the computer that requested the print job.

4 Click Send to send the job-handling configuration settings to the printer.

Setting the printer’s network zones

You can specify the EtherTalk network zone for the printer.

1 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Normal (in) position.

2 Open the Communication Configuration category.

You see a list of communication settings options.

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3 Open the Printer’s Zone category.

A list of the EtherTalk zones appears.

4 Select the zone you want the printer to appear in.

5 Click Send to send the zone setting to the printer.

Changing TCP/IP configurations

You can specify the IP address of the printer. For information about determining the printer’s IP address and setting up the printer on a TCP/IP network, see Chapter 4.

Note: Contact your network administrator before changing the printer’s

IP address.

1 Open the Communication Configuration category.

You see a list of communication settings options.

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2 Open the TCP/IP Configuration category.

A panel appears in which you can enter the IP address.

Drag the slider to change the printer’s subnet mask.

You can drag the slider only if the printer’s IP address is not 0.0.0.0.

Type the IP address here.

IP address of the default gateway used for sending packets off the local network.

3 Enter the IP address.

4 Drag the slider to set the printer’s subnet mask.

5 Enter the Default Gateway Address.

6 Click Send to send the TCP/IP configuration to the printer.

Viewing and changing the communication settings

The standard communication settings of the printer work for most environments. To make sure the printer is set up to use the standard settings, check that the communication switch on the left side of the printer is in the

Normal (in) position. The switch is located below the interface connectors.

You can view and change the standard communication settings for the printer with the Apple Printer Utility. The NetWare, TCP/IP, and Parallel interfaces are set to PostScript.

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You make changes to the communication settings with the printer’s communication switch set in the Normal (in) position. This makes all communication settings available for changes.

For more information about connecting the printer to LocalTalk, Ethernet, and parallel ports, see “Connecting the Printer” in Chapter 1. For more information about setting the communication switch on the printer, see

“Adjusting Communication Settings” in Chapter 1.

1 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Normal (in) position.

2 Open the Communication Configuration category.

You see a list of communication settings options.

3 Open the Port Configuration category.

A list of port connections and protocol choices appears.

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4 Choose the port settings you want.

m You can set LocalTalk interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the EtherTalk interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the NetWare interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the TCP/IP interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the Parallel interface to PostScript mode or turn it off. You can also set the Parallel protocol to normal or TBCP.

IMPORTANT If you activate or deactivate the EtherTalk, NetWare, or TCP/IP interface, the change does not take effect until the printer is restarted.

5 Click Send to send the communication configuration settings to the printer.

Resetting the communication settings

To restore the communication settings to the factory defaults:

1 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Reset (out) position.

2 Turn the printer off and back on again.

3 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Normal (in) position.

Sending PostScript files to the printer

You can download PostScript files to the printer to print a PostScript program or to run a PostScript program to change the internal settings of the printer.

You can create a PostScript file in a variety of text-editing programs or by printing any document to a file (click the File button in the Print dialog box).

1 Choose Send PostScript File from the Utilities menu.

The Send File dialog box is displayed for the currently selected printer.

2 Select the PostScript file that you want to send to the printer.

3 Click Add.

4 Click Send.

5 In the Save As dialog box, give the PostScript log file a name and path, then click OK.

The Apple Printer Utility uses the PostScript log file to record error information if an error occurs during printing.

Restarting the printer

You may need to restart the printer to clear its memory if you experience any problems printing.

1 Choose Restart from the Utilities menu.

A dialog box appears asking you to confirm that you want to restart the selected printer.

2 To confirm that you want to restart the printer, click Restart.

When the printer Ready/In Use light stops blinking, the printer is ready to print.

The same effect can be achieved by turning the printer off and on again.

IMPORTANT If the printer is on a network shared by other users, make sure that no one is attempting to use the printer when you restart it. If a printing job is canceled, the user must resubmit it. Manually downloaded fonts are removed from the printer’s RAM when you restart the printer.

Printing a configuration page

You can print a listing of the current configuration settings and other information about the printer. This page serves as a reference whenever you connect a computer to the printer.

m

Choose Print Configuration Page from the Utilities menu.

Quitting the Apple Printer Utility

To quit the Apple Printer Utility: m

Choose Quit from the File menu.

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Using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

The Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows program lets you change the default settings that control how various aspects of the printer work. The utility is placed in the Apple LaserWriter Software program group when the printer software is installed (use Custom Installation to install the Apple

LaserWriter Utility for Windows). Use it to set optional printer parameters that you want to use for all documents.

IMPORTANT Be sure the printer you want to configure is selected as the default printer before you open the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows. If the printer is on a network shared by other users, make sure no one else is configuring the printer at the same time.

To change printer settings for a specific document (without changing the printer’s basic default settings), use the Print and Print Setup dialog boxes.

Network users should use the Print and Print Setup dialog boxes to choose the individual settings for their documents.

Use the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows to m name the printer m turn printing of a startup page on and off m enable or disable printing of the demo page m set paper-handling options m print a list of printer fonts m configure the printer’s communication port settings m configure the printer for NetWare and TCP/IP m send PostScript files to the printer m turn the printer’s FinePrint feature on or off m turn the printer’s PhotoGrade feature on or off m print a configuration page m set the print density to lighten or darken printing m restart the printer m print page count m print the printer’s Ethernet address

IMPORTANT When you use the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows to set a parameter, the setting is stored in the printer and will be used by all Mac OS,

Windows, and UNIX computers on the network.

Appendix A

Opening and quitting the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

1 Start Windows, if it’s not already running.

2 Start the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

If you’re using Windows 3.1, go to the Program Manager window and open the Apple LaserWriter Software program group. Double-click the Apple

LaserWriter Utility icon.

If you’re using Windows 95 or Windows NT, click the Start icon on the Task-

Bar, and select Programs, Apple LaserWriter Software, and Apple LaserWriter

Utility.

3 In the Printer Selector window that appears, select the printer whose setup you want to change and click OK.

4 When you’re finished using the utility, choose Exit from the File menu.

Naming the printer on AppleTalk networks

Each printer can be given an individual name for AppleTalk networks. Use the following procedure to rename the printer.

1 Choose Name Printer from the Utilities menu.

The Name Printer dialog box appears.

2 Type the new name.

3 Click OK.

A page prints confirming the printer’s new name.

Be sure to tell users what the printer name is and its location when you install the printer software on their computers or instruct them to do so.

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Turning the startup page on or off

The printer normally prints a sample page when you turn the printer on. This page shows the default NetWare printer’s name, the total number of pages printed, the amount of memory, and communication settings. You can turn this feature off if you wish.

1 Choose Set Startup Page from the Utilities menu.

A dialog box appears that allows you to turn the startup page on or off.

2 Click On or Off.

3 Click OK.

A page prints confirming the choice.

Setting paper-handling options

When the printer runs out of paper in one tray, it can automatically switch and use paper in the paper cassette or multipurpose tray. By using automatic tray switching between the 500-sheet paper cassette and the 150-sheet multipurpose tray, you can print 650 sheets without reloading paper. If you have the optional 500-sheet feeder and cassette, and it contains the same size paper, automatic tray switching includes it as a paper source.

You can also set the printer to use a particular size paper in the multipurpose tray.

1 Choose Paper Handling from the Utilities menu.

The Paper Handling dialog box appears.

2 Choose a default paper size for the multipurpose tray.

The Paper Handling dialog box provides the Auto Select option, which allows the printer to draw paper from any paper source that holds the correct size paper. Similarly, the automatic tray switching feature allows the printer to select another paper source that holds the correct size paper when a paper source runs out. However, the printer is not able to detect the size of paper in the multipurpose tray, so you must tell it. If the paper size for the multipurpose tray is the same as the paper in the standard paper cassette (and automatic tray switching is turned on), the printer automatically uses the multipurpose tray as a paper source.

3 Choose a default envelope size for the envelope tray from the list box, if the envelope cassette option is installed.

4 Click On or Off to turn Automatic Tray Switching on or off.

5 Choose “two-sided, no tumbling” or “two-sided, with tumbling” from the duplex print list box.

If you want the binding orientation along the side of the paper (as in a book or magazine), choose “two-sided, no tumbling” If you want the binding orientation along the bottom of the paper (as in a calendar), choose “twosided, with tumbling.”

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

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6 Click OK.

A page prints confirming the choice.

Printing a list or samples of printer fonts

You can print a list or samples of the PostScript fonts currently stored in the printer’s memory or attached hard disk.

1 Choose Print PostScript Fonts from the File menu.

2 Click Print Font Catalog or Print Font Samples.

PostScript font samples or a list of PostScript fonts are printed.

Viewing or changing communication settings

The standard communication settings of the printer work for most environments. To make sure the printer is set up to use the standard settings, check that the communication switch on the left side of the printer is in the

Normal (in) position. The switch is located below the interface connectors.

You can view and change the standard communication settings for the printer with the Apple LaserWriter Utility.

You make changes to the communication settings with the printer’s communication switch set in the Normal (in) position. This makes all communication settings available for changes.

For more information about connecting the printer to LocalTalk, Ethernet, and parallel ports, see “Connecting the Printer” in Chapter 1. For more information about setting the communication switch on the printer, see

“Adjusting Communication Settings” in Chapter 1.

1 Choose Configure Port from the Utilities menu.

2 Choose the port settings you want.

m You can set the Parallel interface to PostScript mode, TBCP, or No Change.

m You can set the LocalTalk interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the EtherTalk interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the NetWare interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

m You can set the TCP/IP interface to PostScript mode or turn it off.

3 Click Set Port.

Resetting the communication settings

To restore the communication settings to the factory defaults:

1 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Reset (out) position.

2 Turn the printer off and back on again.

3 Set the communication switch on the printer to the Normal (in) position.

Conserving energy

Your printer automatically reduces its power consumption after 60 minutes of inactivity. You can lengthen or shorten the time that the printer remains idle before it reduces its power consumption. Once the printer turns down its power, it will need to warm up again before printing the next document. You or other network users may experience a small delay (up to three minutes) in printing.

1 Choose Energy Saving Delay from the Utilities menu.

2 Select a delay from the Delay pop-up menu.

3 Click OK.

Printing demo pages

You can enable or disable the demo page feature.

1 Choose “Point of Sale” from the Utilities menu.

2 Click On or Off.

3 Click OK.

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Configuring TCP/IP

You can specify the IP address of the printer. For information about determining the printer’s IP address and setting up the printer on a TCP/IP network, see Chapter 4.

1 Choose Configure TCP/IP from the Utilities menu.

2 Enter the IP address.

3 Enter the subnet mask.

You can specify a subnet mask only if the printer’s IP address is not 0.0.0.0.

4 Enter the default gateway address.

The IP address of the default gateway is used for sending packets from the local network.

5 Click OK.

Printing the Ethernet address

To print the printer’s Ethernet address: m

Choose Print Ethernet Address from the Utilities menu.

Sending PostScript files to the printer

You can download PostScript files to the printer to print a PostScript program or to run a PostScript program to change the internal settings of the printer. A

PostScript file can be created in a variety of text-editing programs.

For more information on setting up the printer for use with Windows and

DOS applications, see Chapter 7 and Chapter 8.

1 Choose Download PostScript File from the Utilities menu.

A dialog box appears.

2 Select the file you want to download.

3 Click OK.

The file is downloaded to the printer.

Setting imaging options

The LaserWriter Utility allows you to specify some printer imaging options, including the control of FinePrint and PhotoGrade options and the setting of screen frequency and angle.

FinePrint provides smoother, less jagged printing of text characters. You can set the printer’s default setting to have FinePrint on or off. Users can change this setting from the print Properties dialog box. To print high-quality images, turn off FinePrint.

PhotoGrade enhances the printed look of images, such as scanned photographs, by providing more shades of gray and better printed clarity and contrast. You can set the printer’s default to have PhotoGrade turned on or off.

The following table lists the memory requirements and supported paper sizes for duplex printing and PhotoGrade:

Memory Duplex Printing PhotoGrade

16 MB

20 MB

24 MB

32 MB

48 MB

Letter, A4, B4, legal

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A3, A4, B4, legal, ledger

Letter, A4, B5

Up to ledger and A3

Up to Japan Standard and Japan Larger

All supported paper sizes

All supported paper sizes

Use both features at once?

No

Yes; up to letter and A4

Yes; up to legal

Yes; up to B4

Yes; all supported paper sizes

You can also change the way the images print by increasing or decreasing the number of gray levels used to reproduce them. More levels of gray produce a more natural-looking photographic quality. However, increasing the number of grays also decreases the resolution of the image. For each level of gray, a unique pattern of laser pulses is required to produce a printed dot. More gray levels require more variations in such patterns, which in turn require the printer to use larger, more noticeable dots. You can experiment with various settings to find the balance that suits your needs.

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1 Choose Imaging Options from the Utilities menu.

The Imaging Options dialog box appears.

2 Choose the printer resolution.

3 Click the FinePrint on or off button.

4 Click the PhotoGrade on or off button.

5 Drag the Frequency/Angle slider to set the levels of gray.

6 Click OK.

A page prints confirming the choice.

Printing the configuration page

You can print a listing of the current configuration settings and other information about the printer. This page serves as a reference whenever you connect a computer to the printer.

m

Choose Print Configuration Page from the Utilities menu.

Setting the print density

If your documents are printing too light or too dark, you can adjust the print density (to a limited degree) of the printer to print lighter or darker text and images.

1 Choose Print Density from the Utilities menu.

The Print Density dialog box appears.

2 Drag the slider to increase or decrease the print density.

3 Click Set.

A page prints confirming the choice.

Printing the page count

The printer stores a running total of the number of pages it has printed. This total is printed on the startup page when you start the printer (if the startup page option is turned on). You can also print it using the Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows.

m

Choose Print Page Count from the Utilities menu.

A page prints listing the number of pages printed to date.

Restarting the printer

You may need to restart the printer to clear its memory if you have any problems printing. For information on troubleshooting printing problems, see

Chapters 11 and 12.

1 Choose Restart Printer from the Utilities menu.

A dialog box appears, asking you to confirm that you want to restart the selected printer.

2 Click Restart.

It takes a few minutes for the printer to restart and be ready to print.

The same effect can be achieved by turning the printer off and then on again.

IMPORTANT If the printer is on a network shared by other users, make sure that no one is attempting to use the printer before you restart it.

Connecting to a network printer manually

In certain situations you may need to connect to your printer manually before you can configure it. For example, m the printer is on a different network segment from the file server m the printer’s Ethernet frame type is not the frame type that you want to use

(See the “Novell NetWare Troubleshooting” section in Chapter 12 for more information.)

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To connect to a network printer manually, follow these steps:

1 Start Windows.

2 Start the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows.

3 In the Printer Selection window that appears, select the printer.

4 Choose “Connect to Network Printer” from the Network menu.

5 Enter the eight-digit IPX Network Number and the Node Address.

The Node Address is the same address as the printer’s 12-digit Ethernet address. The printer’s Ethernet address is printed on the startup page.

Contact your network administrator if you don’t know the IPX network number.

6 Once connected, change the printer’s Ethernet frame type to the frame type that you want.

7 Click Send to send the changes to the printer.

Appendix B Setting Up the Printer as an ATPS Remote Printer

Setting up your printer as a remote ATPS (AppleTalk Print Spooler) printer on a NetWare network requires minimal configuration; most of the network printing capability is built into every Mac OS–based computer. With the proper software and physical connections, a Mac OS–based computer on a

NetWare network can print on a NetWare-managed printing queue that can be selected from the Mac OS Chooser.

IMPORTANT ATPS is a part of Novell’s NetWare for Macintosh NetWare

Loadable Module (NLM), which must be loaded and configured on your

NetWare server. The configurations described in this appendix can be performed only after the Mac OS NLM has been installed.

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Configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 4 server

If you are setting up the printer for access by Mac OS–based computers on a

NetWare 4 network and this is the first time you are configuring ATPS, follow these instructions.

You can configure ATPS from the server console, or by running RCONSOLE

(remote console) from a client computer.

1 At the console prompt, type load install

The Install utility starts and a list of installation options appears.

2 Choose the Maintenance/Selective Install option and press Enter.

An additional list of options appears.

3 Select Product Options from the list and press Enter.

A list of product options appears. If the NLM is installed and operating, a

NW-MAC option is available.

4 Select the NW-MAC option and press Enter.

A list of configuration files appears.

5 Select Configure Printer Services and press Enter.

A list of print service configuration options appears.

6 Select Quick Configuration and press Enter.

A list of lookup parameter options appears.

7 Select the Printer Model entry and press Enter.

A list of printer types appears.

8 Select the LaserWriter Pro 630 option and press Enter.

9 In the lookup parameter list, change the zone name to the zone in which the printer is currently located.

10 Select the Perform Lookup option and press Enter.

11 In the list of installed printers, locate and select the newly installed printer from the list.

(It should be identified as “LaserWriter Pro 630.”)

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12 If necessary, edit the Spooler’s AppleTalk Name field and press Esc to complete the setup.

Note: You can also edit information about the print server or spooler. See the documentation provided with NetWare for more information.

13 Press Esc to exit the utility.

A prompt appears, asking if you want to create a new file.

14 Select Edit SYS:\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.BAT from the list of options and press Enter.

A window appears, displaying the field’s contents.

15 Insert the following line after the load afp statement.

load atps

This command instructs the NetWare server to load the ATPS service automatically at startup time.

16 Press Esc until the Install utility quits.

17 At the service console prompt, type load atps and press Enter.

The service is loaded and immediately becomes available to network users. A message appears confirming the load, and the console returns to the command-line prompt.

Configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 3.x server

If you are setting up the printer for access by Mac OS–based computers on a

NetWare 3.x network and this is the first time you are configuring ATPS, follow these instructions.

You can configure ATPS from the server console, or by running RCONSOLE

(remote console) from a client computer.

1 At the console prompt, type load install

The Install utility starts and a list of installation options appears.

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2 Select Product Options from the list and press Enter.

A list of product options appears. If the Mac OS NLM is installed and operating properly, a NW-MAC option will be available.

3 Select the NW-MAC option and press Enter.

A list of configuration files appears.

4 From the list, select the file SYS:\SYSTEM\ATPS.CFG and press Enter.

A prompt appears, asking if you want to create a new file.

5 Type y and press Enter.

An empty window appears, providing an area in which to enter configuration information.

6 Enter a line of configuration information for each printer. (Enclose the printer name and zone in quotation marks.)

Example

"Sales Printer:Ethernet Zone"

This example identifies the printer “Sales Printer” located in the zone

“Ethernet Zone.”

You can include a -h option at the end of the line to instruct ATPS to make the printer unavailable for direct Mac OS printing; that is, the printer will be accessible only through ATPS queues.

Example

"Sales Printer:Ethernet Zone" -h

Note: Other ATPS options are available for configuring the printer. See

Novell’s NetWare for Macintosh documentation for more information on these options.

7 Press Esc to quit editing.

A prompt appears, asking if you want to save your changes.

8 Type y and press Enter.

The list of configuration files reappears.

9 Select the SYS:\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.NCF file and press Enter.

A window appears, displaying the file’s contents.

10 Insert the following line after the load afp statement: load atps

This command instructs the NetWare server to automatically load the ATPS service at startup time.

11 Press Esc to exit the editor. Then type y and press Enter to confirm the changes.

12 Press Esc three times to exit the Install utility.

13 At the system console prompt, type load atps and press Enter.

The service is loaded and immediately becomes available to network users. A message appears confirming the load, and the console displays its prompt.

Modifying an existing ATPS configuration on a NetWare 3.x server

The procedure for modifying an existing ATPS configuration is similar to the procedure for creating a new configuration. The primary difference is that you are modifying an existing AUTOEXEC.NCF file instead of creating a new one.

1 At the console prompt, type load install

The Install utility starts and a list of installation options appears.

2 Select Product Options from the list and press Enter.

A list of product options appears. If the NLM is installed and operating properly, a NW-MAC option will be available.

3 Select the NW-MAC option and press Enter.

A list of configuration files appears.

4 From the list, select the file SYS:\SYSTEM\ATPS.CFG and press Enter.

A prompt appears, asking if you want to create a new file.

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5 Type y and press Enter.

An empty window appears, providing an area for entering configuration information.

6 Enter a line of configuration information for each printer. (Enclose the printer name and zone name in quotation marks.)

Example

"Sales Printer:Ethernet Zone"

This example identifies the printer “Sales Printer” located in the zone

“Ethernet Zone.”

You can include a -h option at the end of the line to instruct ATPS to make the printer unavailable for direct Mac OS printing; this makes the printer accessible only through ATPS queues.

Example

"Sales Printer:Ethernet Zone" -h

Note: Other ATPS options are available for configuring the printer. See the

NetWare for Macintosh documentation for more information on these options.

7 Press Esc to quit the editor.

A prompt appears, asking if you want to save your changes.

8 Type y and press Enter.

The list of configuration files reappears.

9 Press Esc until the Install utility exits.

10 At the system console prompt, type unload atps and press Enter.

This command unloads the previous version of ATPS configuration. Now you can reload ATPS using the modified configuration.

11 At the system console prompt, type load atps and press Enter.

The new configuration is immediately available.

Appendix C

Printing Demonstration Pages

Demonstration pages show representative text and graphic samples of the printer’s output capabilities.

To enable the printing of demo pages:

1 Turn off the printer.

2 Press the Ready/In Use LED while turning the printer on.

The Ready/In Use LED flashes amber and green to indicate that the demonstration page feature is turned on.

3 Press the Ready/In Use LED to print the demonstration pages.

Note: Energy saving is turned off when the demonstration feature is turned on.

Your printer can be connected to a network with the demonstration feature on, and can accept print jobs.

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To disable the printing of demo pages:

1 Turn off the printer.

2 Press the Ready/In Use LED while turning the printer on.

The Ready/In Use LED stays green to indicate that the demonstration page feature is turned off.

You can also turn the demonstration page feature on and off with the Apple

Printer Utility for Mac OS–based computers. For more information, see

Appendix A.

Appendix D

Technical Information

Specifications

Marking engine m Fuji Xerox P880 laser-xerographic

Laser m Type: Semiconductor laser diode m Wavelength: 780 nanometers (nm) m Output power: 5 milliwatts (mW) maximum

Controller m AMD Am29040 30/60-MHz RISC microprocessor m 8 megabytes (MB) of ROM (including 136 fonts) m 16 MB of RAM (expandable to 48 MB) m 80C186 I/O processor m 8 kilobytes (KB) parameter EEPROM m LocalTalk port m Parallel port

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262 Appendix D m AAUI Ethernet port with three protocols:

EtherTalk

Novell NetWare IPX (PSERVER or RPRINTER)

TCP/IP ( lpd ) m External Ethernet transceivers available for thin coaxial (10BASE-2) thick coaxial (10BASE-5) m Ethernet twisted-pair cable (10BASE-T) can connect directly to a hub m Two-position communication switch m All ports and protocols simultaneously active (but only one Ethernet connector) m 600 dots per inch (dpi) resolution m 600 dpi FinePrint (edge enhancement for text and line art) m Enhanced 600 dpi grayscale imaging:

Standard m 85 lines/inch dithered halftone, 101 gray levels m 106 lines/inch dithered halftone, 129 gray levels m 141 lines/inch dithered halftone, 73 gray levels

PhotoGrade (with 12 MB of RAM) m 106 lines/inch halftone, 201 gray levels m 141 lines/inch halftone, 257 gray levels m 150 lines/inch halftone, 145 gray levels m PostScript 3

Printer fonts

One hundred thirty-six PostScript fonts are provided with the printer, including such fonts as Albertus, Antique Olive, Apple Chancery, Arial, ITC

Avant Garde ® , Bondoni, ITC Bookman ® , Carta, Chicago, Clarendon,

CooperBlack, Copperplate, Coronet, Courier, Eurostile, Geneva, GillSans,

Goudy, Helvetica, Helvetica Black, Helvetica Compressed, Helvetica Narrow,

Hoefler Text, Joanna, LetterGothic, Lubalin Graph, Marigold, Monaco,

MonaLisa, New Century Schoolbook, New York, Optima, Oxford, Palatino ® ,

StempelGaramond, Symbol, Tekton, Times, Univers, Univers Condensed,

WingDings, ITC Zapf Chancery ® , and ITC Zapf Dingbats ® .

Speed m one-sided—20 pages per minute maximum using long-edge feed U.S. letter or A4-size paper. Actual speed depends on the images printed.

m two-sided—13 pages per minute maximum using long-edge feed U.S. letter or A4-size paper. Actual speed depends on the images printed.

m envelopes—9.7 envelopes per minute maximum.

Printer reliability (MTBF) m Average number of impressions between failure is 180,000 pages.

Note: A single sheet is defined as two impressions in the duplex mode.

Toner cartridge life expectancy m Life expectancy is 14,000 pages when printing text documents with average page coverage (5% black). An example of a 5% black page coverage is a page consisting of double-spaced 14-point Courier type. Printing images and other graphics may shorten toner cartridge life expectancy.

Printing materials

16- to 28-pound laser-quality bond (60 to 105 g/m 2 ); up to 36-pound

(135 g/m 2 ) stock when fed manually through the multipurpose tray. Accepts most textured and colored stock. Accepts medium-weight photocopier transparencies and labels. Envelopes can be printed from the multipurpose tray or from the optional envelope feeder.

The paper used should not scorch, melt, transfer material, or release hazardous emissions when heated to 200° C (400° F) for 0.1 seconds.

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Paper sizes and capacity

The paper cassette holds 500 sheets of 20-pound (75 g/m 2 ) paper. The multipurpose tray can hold up to 150 sheets of standard U.S. letter paper, and other paper sizes from postcard up to U.S. legal. An optional 500-sheet feeder and cassette is available. An envelope feeder that can automatically feed up to

50 envelopes is also available.

Standard 500-sheet cassette

Paper Type

U.S. Letter (Long Edge Feed)

U.S. Letter Small (LEF)

Statement (LEF)

Executive (LEF)

A4 (LEF)

A4 Small (LEF)

A5 (LEF)

B5 (LEF)

Size

8-1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8-1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8.48" x 5.48" (215.9 mm x 139.7 mm)

10.5" x 7.25" (266.7 mm x 184.2 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

5.84" x 8.26" (148 mm x 210 mm)

7.17" x 10.12" (182 mm x 257 mm)

Multipurpose tray

Paper Type

U.S. Letter (LEF)

U.S. Letter Small (LEF)

A4 (LEF)

A4 Small (LEF)

A5 (LEF)

Executive (LEF)

B5 (LEF)

Statement (LEF)

U.S. Legal (SEF)

U.S. Legal Small (SEF)

Tabloid (SEF)

A3 (SEF)

Large (SEF)

Large (SEF)

Large (SEF)

COM10 (SEF)

Monarch (SEF)

DL (SEF)

C5 (SEF)

Hagaki Postcard (SEF)

Size

8 1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8 1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

5.84" x 8.26" (148 mm x 210 mm)

10.5" x 7.25" (266.7 mm x 184.2 mm)

7.17" x 10.12" (182 mm x 257 mm)

8.48" x 5.48" (215.9 mm x 139.7 mm)

8.5" x 14" (215.9 mm x 355.6 mm)

8.5" x 14" (215.9 mm x 355.6 mm)

11" x 17" (279.4 mm x 431.8 mm)

11.69" x 16.54" (297 mm x 420.2 mm)

13" x 18" (330 mm x 457.2 mm)

13" x 18.5" (330 mm x 470 mm)

13" x 20" (330 mm x 508 mm)

4.125" x 9.5" (104.8 mm x 241.3 mm)

3.875" x 7.5" (98.4 mm x 190.5 mm)

4.33" x 8.66" (110 mm x 220 mm)

6.38" x 9.02" (162 mm x 229 mm)

3.94" x 5.83" (100 mm x 148 mm)

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Optional 500-sheet A3 cassette

Paper Type

U.S. Letter (LEF)

U.S. Letter Small (LEF)

Statement (LEF)

Executive (LEF)

A4 (LEF)

A4 Small (LEF)

A5 (LEF)

B5 (LEF)

U.S. Legal (SEF)

Tabloid (SEF)

A3 (SEF)

Large (SEF)

Large (SEF)

Optional envelope sizes and weights

Envelope

COM10 (SEF)

Monarch (SEF)

DL (SEF)

C5 (SEF)

Weight

24 lb

24 lb

80 g/m 2

90 g/m2

Size

8-1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8-1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8.48" x 5.48" (215.9 mm x 139.7 mm)

10.5" x 7.25" (266.7 mm x 184.2 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

5.84" x 8.26" (148 mm x 210 mm)

7.17" x 10.12" (182 mm x 257 mm)

8.5" x 14" (215.9 mm x 355.6 mm)

11" x 17" (279.4 mm x 431.8 mm)

11.69" x 16.54" (297 mm x 420.2 mm)

13" x 18" (330 mm x 457.2 mm)

13" x 18.5" (330 mm x 470 mm)

Size

4 1/8" x 9 1/2" (104.8 mm x 241.3 mm)

3 7/8" x 7 1/2" (98.4 mm x 190.5 mm)

110 mm x 220 mm

162 mm x 229 mm

Optional duplex printing unit

Paper Type

U.S. Letter (LEF)

U.S. Letter Small (LEF)

U.S. Legal (SEF)

U.S. Legal Small (SEF)

A4 (LEF)

A4 Small (LEF)

B5 (LEF)

Ledger (SEF)

A3 (SEF)

Size

8 1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8 1/2" x 11" (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm)

8.5" x 14" (215.9 mm x 355.6 mm)

8.5" x 14" (215.9 mm x 355.6 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

8.27" x 11.69" (210 mm x 297 mm)

7.17" x 10.12" (182 mm x 257 mm)

11" x 17" (279.4 mm x 431.8 mm)

11.69" x 16.54" (297 mm x 420.2 mm)

Dimensions

Printer with A4 cassette m Height: 16.2 in. (41.1 cm) m Width: 23.2 in. (58.9 cm) m Depth: 17.9 in. (45.5 cm)

Additional dimension when adding the duplex printing unit m Height: 2.9 in. (7.4 cm) m Depth: 3.0 in. (7.6 cm)

Additional dimension when adding the 500-sheet feeder with the A3 universal cassette m Height: 5.2 in. (13.2 cm) m Depth: 5.9 in. (15.0 cm)

Additional dimension when adding the 500-sheet feeder with the letter/A4 universal cassette m Height: 5.2 in. (13.2 cm)

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Space requirements

About 4 in.

or 10 cm

About 13 in.

or 32 cm

Note: Vertical clearance is about 16 in. or 40 cm

Exhaust vent

About 8 in. or 20 cm

Weight m Approximately 30 lb. (14 kg)

About 30 in.

or 76 cm

Environmental information

Operating m Temperature: 41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C) m Humidity: 15 to 85 percent relative humidity noncondensing m Altitude: 0 to 8200 feet (0 to 2500 meters)

Storage (toner cartridge) m Temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C) m Humidity: 15 to 80 percent relative humidity noncondensing

Storage (printer) m Temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C) m Humidity: 15 to 80 percent relative humidity noncondensing

Voltage requirements

U.S.

m 90 to 132 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz m 100 to 120 nominal voltage, 50 to 60 nominal Hz

Europe and Australia m 198 to 264 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz m 220 to 240 nominal voltage, 50 to 60 nominal Hz

IMPORTANT The printer does not contain a universal power supply.

Power consumption

Energy-saving mode m 26 watts (W)

Standby average m 100/120 volts (V), approximately 125 W m 220/240 V, approximately 120 W

Operating average m 110/120 V, approximately 390 W m 220/240 V, approximately 370 W

Maximum power consumption m 120 V, approximately 840 W, 6.3 amperes (A) m 240 V, approximately 860 W, 3.2 A

Technical Information 269

About PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files

Installing the Mac OS printer software also installs PPD files to support the following Apple LaserWriter printers: m LaserWriter 8500 m LaserWriter m LaserWriter Plus m Personal LaserWriter NT m Personal LaserWriter NTR m Personal LaserWriter 320 m LaserWriter II NT m LaserWriter II NTX m LaserWriter II NTXJ m LaserWriter IIf m LaserWriter IIg m LaserWriter Select 360 m LaserWriter Select 360f m LaserWriter Select 610 m LaserWriter Pro 400 m LaserWriter Pro 405 m LaserWriter Pro 600 m LaserWriter Pro 630 m LaserWriter Pro 810 m LaserWriter Pro 810f m LaserWriter 4/600 PS m LaserWriter 16/600 PS m LaserWriter 16/600 PSf m LaserWriter Color 12/600 PS m LaserWriter Color 12/660 PS m LaserWriter 12/640 PS

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You can install the Windows PPD files for these Apple LaserWriter printers: m LaserWriter 8500 m LaserWriter Select 360 m LaserWriter Pro 600 m LaserWriter Pro 630 m LaserWriter Color 12/600 PS m LaserWriter Color 12/660 PS m LaserWriter 16/600 PS m LaserWriter 12/640 PS

RAM upgrade specifications

To increase the printer’s RAM, purchase Single Inline Memory Modules

(SIMMs) with the following specifications:

SIMM dimensions m Length: 107.95 mm +/– 0.20 mm (4.25 in. +/– .008 in.) m Height: 25.53 mm (1.005 in.) maximum

SIMM sizes and speeds

Size

4 MB SIMM

8 MB SIMM

16 MB SIMM*

32 MB SIMM*

Configuration

1 M X 32 bit (one 4 MB bank)

2 M X 32 bit (two 4 MB banks)

4 M X 32 bit (one 16 MB bank)

8 M X 32 bit (two 16 MB banks)

Speed

70 ns or less

70 ns or less

70 ns or less

70 ns or less

Connector type

72-pin

72-pin

72-pin

72-pin

* Must have a 2 KB row (11 bit x 11 bit) refresh rate. 16 MB SIMMs with a 4 KB row (12 bit x 10 bit) refresh rate are not compatible with the printer.

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Ozone emission

Ozone gas is emitted by almost all laser printers and photocopiers. The printer technology allows it to emit practically no ozone gas (less than .002

parts of ozone per million parts of air). The current OSHA permissible exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 parts of ozone per million parts of air (ppm).

The ozone emissions from the printer comply with Underwriters Laboratory

(UL) safety limits.

Depending on the levels of concentration, ozone can be a mild to severe irritant with known effects ranging from dry throat and nose, headache, and sore eyes to nausea, vomiting, and pulmonary congestion. For this reason various regulatory agencies have established limits regarding the amount of ozone to which employees may be exposed. The employer is responsible for providing a work environment that meets these standards.

You can usually identify ozone by its characteristic odor, even in concentrations well below the permissible exposure limit. However, as the concentration of ozone or the duration of exposure increases, your ability to smell it may decrease.

To minimize ozone exposure, install the printer in a well-ventilated area and keep the equipment properly maintained. If there are other laser printers or photocopying machines in the same area, additional air circulation may be required. Do not place the printer in a small, enclosed space that lacks adequate ventilation. Position the printer so that the fan exhaust does not blow directly into a person’s face. Finally, maintain the relative humidity between 30 and 70 percent. Extremely low humidity can slow the natural breakdown of ozone in the air.

272 Appendix D

Communication settings

The following table shows the default communication settings. For information about using the communication switch to adjust communication settings, see “Adjusting Communication Settings” in Chapter 1. To change or view the current communication settings, use the Apple Printer Utility for

Mac OS computers (see Appendix A) or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows on IBM PC or compatible computers (see Appendix A).

Normal (in) switch position

These settings can be changed to the following modes:

Port

LocalTalk

Ethernet

Parallel

Protocol

LocalTalk

EtherTalk

NetWare

TCP/IP

TBCP

Mode

PostScript, Off

PostScript, Off

PostScript, Off

PostScript, Off

PostScript, Off

Reset (out) switch position

When the communication switch is in the Reset (out) position, the following values are used:

Port

LocalTalk

Ethernet

Parallel

Protocol

LocalTalk

EtherTalk

NetWare

TCP/IP

TBCP

Mode

PostScript

PostScript

PostScript

PostScript

PostScript

Note: When the communication switch is in the Reset (out) position, a startup page is printed each time the printer is turned on and the Extended

Job Status settings are removed.

Technical Information 273

Options and accessories

In the U.S.A., to locate your local Apple-authorized reseller, call

1-800-538-9696.

In the U.S.A., you can order toner cartridges directly from Apple by calling

1-800-600-7805.

Item

Apple Ethernet Thin Coax Transceiver

Apple Ethernet Twisted-Pair Transceiver

Apple Ethernet AUI Adapter

LaserWriter 8500 High Capacity Toner Cartridge

LaserWriter 8500 500-Sheet Feeder and Cassette

LaserWriter 8500 500-Sheet A3 Feeder and Cassette

LaserWriter 8500 Envelope Cassette

LaserWriter 8500 Duplex Printing Unit

Part Number

M0329Z/B

M0437Z/B

M0432LL/A

M5893G/A

M5895G/A

M5894G/A

M5897G/A

M5896G/A

274 Appendix D

Index

A

AAUI Ethernet port 18 accessories, part numbers for 274 address, Ethernet (Windows) 248 addressing envelopes 184

Adobe Acrobat PDF files, saving documents as (Mac OS) 135

Adobe PostScript. See PostScript

Adobe Type Manager, installing

(Windows, DOS, NetWare) 85

Advanced PostScript Options dialog box

(Windows 95) 176 alias for desktop printer icon

(Mac OS) 141

Apple LaserWriter Software folder

(Mac OS) 31

Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

242–252 configuring TCP/IP with 248 connecting to network printer manually with 251–252 conserving energy with 247 naming printer on AppleTalk networks with 243 opening 243 printing demo pages with 247 printing Ethernet address with 248 printing list or samples of printer fonts with 246 purpose of 242 quitting 243 restarting printer with 251 sending PostScript files to the printer with 248 setting paper-handling options with

244–246 setting print density with 250 turning startup page on and off with 244 viewing or changing communication settings with 246–247

Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS

220–241 communications settings, viewing and changing with 238–240 configuration page, printing with 241 demo page, turning on or off with

228–229 energy, conserving with 230 fonts, downloading and removing with

226–227 font samples, printing with 228 hard disk, initializing with 225–226 imaging options, selecting with

233–234

IP address, setting with 39, 88, 91

275

276 Index job handling, setting with 235–236 naming the printer with 224 network zones, setting with 236–237 opening 221 paper-handling options, setting with

231–233

PostScript files, sending to the printer with 240–241 print density, setting with 229 printer features window in 222 printer information, viewing with 223 purpose of 220 quitting 241 startup page, turning on or off with

228–229

TCP/IP configurations, changing with

237–238

AppleTalk choosing new printer on 40 initial setup for 29 naming printer on (Windows) 243 renaming printer on 38

AppleTalk Print Spooler mode

(NetWare) 72–73 applications, printing from

DOS 165

Windows 147–156

Archive format option

(Windows 95) 175 art. See graphics

ASCII files, saving documents as

(Mac OS) 135

ATPS configuration, modifying on a

NetWare 3.x server 257–258

ATPS mode (NetWare) 72–73

ATPS remote printer, setting up the printer as 253–258 configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 3.x server 255–257 configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 4 server 254–255 modifying an existing ATPS configuration on a NetWare 2.x

server 257–258

Auto Select option (Mac OS) 129, 206

A/UX-based workstations, configuring

95–97

B

background printing (Mac OS) 130,

135–136 banner page 105, 214 binary files, saving documents as

(Mac OS) 135 binding orientation (Mac OS) 134–135 bitmapped graphics, aligning

(Mac OS) 127 black-and-white reversed image

(Mac OS) 127

BOOTP server fails to respond 215

IP address for 88, 92

BSD systems, configuring 95–97

C

cables

Ethernet 6, 22, 23

LocalTalk 6, 19, 20 parallel interface 6, 25

SCSI peripheral 111

SCSI system 111 twisted-pair 23 canceling print request (Mac OS) 142 case, cleaning 190 cassette. See envelope cassette; 500sheet cassette; paper cassette

Change Setup command (Mac OS) 143

Chooser (Mac OS) 35–37 changing printer setup with 145–146 choosing printer on AppleTalk network 40 choosing printer on non-AppleTalk network 41 choosing printer with 35–37

LaserWriter 8 icon fails to appear in 206 printer appears more than once in 207 printer is not listed in 206 cleaning the printer’s exterior 190

Collate option (Mac OS) 129

Color Matching option (Mac OS) 130 color printing, controlling

(Windows) 151 communication protocol, setting

(Windows) 151 communication settings customizing 28 default, table of 273 resetting to default values (IBM PC or compatible) 212 viewing and changing (Mac OS)

238–240 viewing and changing (Windows)

246–247 communications regulation information vii communication switch 18, 26 computers. See specific system configuration page, printing

Mac OS 241

TCP/IP 194

UNIX 104

Windows 250 configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 3.x server 255–257 on a NetWare 4 server 254–255 configuring the printer for a Mac OS–based computer 44,

119–120, 220–241 for a Windows 95–based or

Windows NT computer 121 for a Windows 3.1-based computer 121 using Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows 242–252 using Apple Printer Utility for Mac

OS 220–241 using TCP/IP (Windows) 248 configuring users’ workstations 92–102.

See also specific type of workstation connecting hard disks to the printer 111–113 power 26 printer 18–27 printer to Ethernet network 22–24 printer to LocalTalk network 19–20 printer to Mac OS–based computer

21–22 printer to Windows or DOS computer with parallel cable 25–26 to a network printer manually

(Windows) 251–252 connectivity options 1 connector box 19–21 controller specifications 261–263

Control Panel (Windows), opening 149

Control Strip (Mac OS), selecting new printer from 140 cover. See side cover; top cover cover page, printing (Mac OS) 130–131

D

default printer, changing (Mac OS)

138–140 demonstration page disabling 205 printing, general information about

259–260 printing with Windows 247 turning on or off (Mac OS) 228–229 desktop printer icon (Mac OS) 37 appears as folder 209–210 creating 42–43, 140 creating an alias for 141 dragging documents to 139 monitoring printing with 141 moving 141 printer status indicated by 141 printing with 137–138 reappears after dragging to Trash 209

Index 277

278 Index renaming 140 selecting printer using 139 throwing away 140 with X drawn through it 210 working with 140–143

Desktop Printer Utility (Mac OS) 40–43 cannot be found 207 changing printer setup with 43 choosing printer on AppleTalk with 40 choosing printer on non-AppleTalk network with 41 configuring printer with 44 creating special desktop printers with

42–43 installing software from a server with

44–46 location of 40–43 printer is not listed in 206–207 selecting new printer with 140 desktop printing software, memory requirements of (Mac OS) 210

Desktop PrintMonitor (Mac OS) removing 144–146 turning off 144

Details tab dialog box

(Windows 95) 180

Device Options dialog box

(Windows 95) 173 dimensions of printer and optional features 267

DOC Class B compliance viii documents. See also files; printing or specific topic icons for (Mac OS) 137, 139

PostScript language descriptions of 162 printing with Mac OS–based computers 125–146 printing with Windows applications

147–156 printing with Windows 95– and

Windows NT–based computers

167–182 problems printing 201–204. See also troubleshooting saving as PostScript, EPS, or PDF files (Mac OS) 135 setting margins in (Windows 95) 170 sorting list of (Mac OS) 143

DOS-based computers connecting to 25–26 printing instructions for 147–165 setting printer up for 51

DOS PostScript driver, installing 51 double-sided printing. See duplex printing downloading fonts in Mac OS 127, 226–227 in Windows 3.1 and DOS 156–159 dragging document icon to desktop printer icon (Mac OS) 139 duplex printing

Mac OS and 130, 134–135 memory requirements for 114 supported paper sizes for 114 troubleshooting 203

Windows 95 and 171 duplex printing unit paper jams in 199–200 paper types and sizes for 267

E

Edit Watermark dialog box (Windows)

156, 165, 177

Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files printing (Windows) 162 saving documents as (Mac OS) 135

Encapsulated PostScript option

(Windows 95) 175 energy, conserving 1, 27 with Mac OS 230 with Windows 247 envelope cassette 2, 184–187 envelopes addressing 184 jams and wrinkling 200

printing 183–187 quality of 10 sizes and weights of 266 stacking in multipurpose tray 183 warning about 184 environmental information 268

EPS files printing (Windows) 162 saving documents as (Mac OS) 135

Error Handling option in Mac OS 137 in Windows 154 errors. See also troubleshooting reporting (Mac OS) 136–137 wait time before reporting

(Windows 95) 180

Ethernet address, printing

(Windows) 248

Ethernet AUI adapter 22, 23

Ethernet cable 6, 22, 23

Ethernet network, connecting to 22–24

Ethernet port 18, 23, 273

Ethernet thin coaxial transceiver 23

Ethernet twisted-pair transceiver 23

EtherTalk 22

EtherTalk network zones setting 38, 236–239 setting IP address for 39 exterior of printer, cleaning 190 external hard disks, adding to the printer

111–113

F

FCC compliance vii

Features tab dialog box (Windows) 153 files. See also documents

ASCII files, saving documents as

(Mac OS) 135 binary files, saving documents as

(Mac OS) 135 converting files to PostScript format 42

EPS files (Mac OS) 135

EPS files (Windows) 162

PDF files (Mac OS) 135

PostScript files (Mac OS) 130, 135,

139, 240–241

PostScript files (Windows) 135,

162–165, 248

PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files 270–271

Finder (Mac OS), printing without

FinePrint leaving 137 in Mac OS 132–133 in Windows 95 173

“First page from” option (Mac OS) 129

500-sheet feeder and cassette. See also paper cassette paper jams in 197–198 paper types and sizes for 266 switching between multipurpose tray and 174 using as preferred paper source 120 fixing roller assembly 189 flashing lights 194, 205, 259–260

Flip Horizontal option (Mac OS) 127

Flip Vertical option (Mac OS) 127 font inclusion (Mac OS) 135 fonts downloading manually to RAM or to a hard disk (Windows) 158–159 downloading to printer or attached hard disk (Mac OS) 226–227 downloading (Windows 3.1 and DOS)

111, 156–159 installing (Windows, DOS,

NetWare) 85

PostScript (Windows 95) 178 printing samples of (Mac OS) 228 printing samples of (Windows) 246 removing (Mac OS) 227 specifications for 263 storing on hard disk 111 substituting (Mac OS) 127

Index 279

280 Index

TrueType, controlling printing of

(Windows) 152, 178 types supported 1

Fonts dialog box (Windows 95) 178

Fonts tab dialog box (Windows) 152 font substitution, controlling

(Windows 95) 178

Font Substitution Table

(Windows 95) 178 foreground printing (Mac OS) 135–136 format, controlling (Windows 95) 175

G

gateway address, setting default

(TCP/IP) 106

General tab dialog box

(Windows 95) 179

Get Printer Info command (Mac OS) 143 graphics bitmapped graphics, aligning

(Mac OS) 127 problems printing (NetWare) 214 smoothing (Mac OS) 132–133 troubleshooting 201

Graphics tab dialog box

(Windows 95) 172 grayscale documents, printing

(Mac OS) 132 grayscale images printing (Mac OS) 130 troubleshooting 201 grounding 3

H

hard disks adding to devices list (Windows 3.1

and DOS) 159–160 adding to the printer 111–113 downloading fonts to (Mac OS)

226–227 initializing (Mac OS) 225–226 initializing (Windows 3.1 and

DOS) 161 using (Windows 3.1 and DOS)

159–161

Hold Job button (Mac OS) 142

HP-UX version 9.x–based workstations, configuring 98–100

I

IBM AIX version 3.x–based workstations, configuring

100–102

IBM PC or compatible computers, troubleshooting 211–212. See

also Windows-based computers and related topics imaging options

Mac OS 130, 233–234

Windows 249–250 indicator lights. See lights initializing hard disk connected to the printer (Mac OS) 225–226 ink. See toner

Installer program (Mac OS) 33–35 installing fonts 85 installing memory 113–118 installing printer software for Mac OS– based computers 30–35 from CD-ROM disc 30–33 from floppy disks 33–34 installing printer software for UNIX workstations or TCP/IP users 87 installing printer software for

Windows 95, Windows NT, and

Windows 3.1 51–70 creating floppy disks from CD-ROM disc 58–59 installing from CD-ROM disc 51–57 installing from floppy disks 59–69 installing on a server for users to share

58–69

installing onto a Windows NT 3.5x

server or non-Intel computer

69–70 installing printer software from a server

(Mac OS) 44–45 installing toner cartridge 6–9

Invert Image option (Mac OS) 127

IP address assigning to the printer 88–92 assigning using a RARP or BOOTP server 92 assigning with Mac OS utilities

39, 91 assigning with ping method 88–91 assigning with Windows utilities 91 changing (Mac OS) 237 for BOOTP servers 88, 92 for RARP servers 88, 92 how the printer obtains during normal operation 89 obtaining for the printer 88 problems with 88 viewing or changing 105–106 letterhead paper loading into cassette 15 loading into multipurpose tray 17

License Agreement 30–31 lights flashing 259–260 location of 26 purpose of 194 troubleshooting with 205 loading paper 9–17 into cassette 11–16 into multipurpose tray 16–17

LocalTalk connecting kit 6, 19, 21

LocalTalk connector box 21

LocalTalk network connecting to 19–20 setting IP address for 39

LocalTalk port 18, 19, 21, 273 long-edge feed (LEF) orientation 10

J, K

Job Control tab dialog box

(Windows) 154 job handling (Mac OS) 235–236

L

Landscape orientation (Windows) 148 laser information viii, 261

LaserWriter Utility for Windows. See

Apple LaserWriter Utility for

Windows

Layout option (Mac OS) 130

LEF orientation 10 length guide 12

M

Macintosh OS–based computers

Apple Printer Utility for 220–241 changing printer setup for 43 choosing printer for 25–27 configuring printer for 44, 119–120,

220–241 connecting directly to a single computer 21–22

Desktop Printer Utility and 40–43 envelope cassette and 186 installing printer software for 30–35 installing printer software from a server 44–46 multipurpose tray and 185 naming printer and setting zones for 38 printing envelopes on 184 printing with. See printing with

Mac OS–based computers setting up for TCP/IP 39 setting up the printer for 29–47

Index 281

282 Index system requirements for 29 troubleshooting 205–210 maintenance 189–190 manual feed alert (Mac OS) 143, 210 margins, setting (Windows 95) 170 marking engine 261 mean time between failure (MTBF) 263 memory specifications for 271 upgrading 113–118

Microsoft Network, sharing printers over 181

More Paper Options dialog box

(Windows 95) 171 multiplatform support 1 multiple pages on one sheet

(Mac OS) 130 multipurpose tray capacity of 9, 16 closing 17 loading 16–17 opening 7, 16 paper types and sizes for 265 printing envelopes from 183–185 setting program to print with 185 stacking envelopes in 183 switching between 500-sheet paper cassette and 174

RPRINTER mode for 72–73, 79–82 troubleshooting 213–214

NetWare Directory Services (NDS) 72

NetWare 3.x servers configuring ATPS for the first time on

255–257 modifying ATPS configuration on

257–258

NetWare 4 servers, configuring ATPS for the first time on 254–255

NetWare 4.1, initial setup for 72–84 assigning a password for the print server 82–83 choosing an operating mode 72–75 setting up the PostScript printer driver for NetWare clients 83–84 setting up the printer as a print server

(using PCONSOLE) 75–78 setting up the printer as a remote printer (RPRINTER mode)

79–82 network path (Windows 95) 180 network printer, connecting to manually

(Windows) 251–252 network protocols 22–23 networks. See AppleTalk; Ethernet;

LocalTalk; NetWare; TCP/IP network zones (Mac OS) 36, 38,

236–238 non-Intel computers, installing printer software on 69–70

Novell NetWare. See NetWare

N

naming the printer in Mac OS 38, 224 on AppleTalk networks

(Windows) 243

NetWare

ATPS (AppleTalk Print Spooler) mode for 72–73 initial NetWare 4.1 setup 72–84 operating modes for 72–75, 79–82

PostScript driver for NetWare clients

83–84

PSERVER mode for 72–73

O

on/off switch 26–27 operating modes for NetWare

ATPS (AppleTalk Print Spooler) mode 72–73

PSERVER mode 72–73

RPRINTER mode 72–73, 79–82 operation environment 268

Optimize for Portability option

(Windows 95) 175

Optimize for Speed option

(Windows 95) 175 options. See also specific option dimensions of 267 installing 109–121 part numbers for 274 orientation. See paper orientation

“out of memory” message (Mac OS)

207–208 output format, controlling

(Windows 95) 175 ozone emission 272

P, Q

page count, printing (Windows) 251 page order (Mac OS) 130

Page Setup command (Windows) 148

Page Setup dialog box

Mac OS 126–127

Windows 167 page setup options

Mac OS 126–127

Windows 148 pages per sheet, choosing (Mac OS)

130, 134 paper choosing 10 length of 13 letterhead 15, 17 loading into cassette 11–16 loading into multipurpose tray 16–17 problems with, avoiding 10–11. See

also troubleshooting quality of 10 sizes of 264 three-hole punched 15, 17 width of 12 paper cassette. See also 500-sheet feeder and cassette capacity of 9, 11, 64 loading paper into 11–16 switching to another cassette

(Mac OS) 136–137 types and sizes of paper for 264 paper-handling options 2

Mac OS 231–233

Windows 244–246

Paper Jam light location of 26 purpose of 194 paper jams 194–200 after initial setup 194 avoiding 13, 200 envelope jams 200 in duplex printing unit 199–200 in 500-sheet feeder and cassette

197–198 in printer 194–196 resetting printer after 196 wrinkled paper and 200 paper orientation binding orientation (Mac OS)

134–135

Landscape (Windows) 148

LEF (long-edge feed) 10

Portrait (Windows) 148

Rotated Landscape (Windows) 150

SEF (short-edge feed) 10 selecting (Mac OS) 126

Paper Out light location of 26 purpose of 26 paper size, selecting (Mac OS) 127 paper source, selecting (Mac OS) 129

Paper tab dialog box (Windows)

150, 169 paper trays switching between (Windows 95) 174 troubleshooting 204 paper width guide 201 parallel interface cable 6 parallel port 18, 25, 51, 273

Index 283

284 Index password for print servers (NetWare) 82–83 for TCP/IP Printer Configuration

Utility 107

PCONSOLE utility (DOS, NetWare) assigning a password for the print server with 82–83 purpose of 74 setting up printer as print server with

74–78

PDF files, saving documents as

(Mac OS) 135

PhotoGrade

Mac OS and 130, 132–133 memory requirements for 114, 134 supported paper sizes for 114, 134

Windows 95 and 173 ping assignment of IP address

88–91, 216 placement of printer 2 plugging in the printer 26

Portrait orientation (Windows) 148 ports

AAUI Ethernet port 18 adding (Windows 95) 180

Ethernet port 18, 23, 273

LocalTalk port 18, 19, 21, 273 location of 18 mapping to a network path

(Windows 95) 180 parallel port 18, 25, 273 printer port 21 removing from a network path

(Windows 95) 180

SCSI port 111 twisted–pair Ethernet port 18

PostScript advanced PostScript options

(Windows 95) 176 printing PostScript files as text

(Mac OS) 139

PostScript driver for NetWare clients 83–84 installing for DOS 51

PostScript error (Mac OS) 136

PostScript error handler (Windows) 154

PostScript files printing to (Windows 3.1 and DOS)

162–165 saving documents as (Mac OS) 135 sending to printer (Mac OS) 240–241 sending to printer (Windows) 248

PostScript fonts 156–159 installing 85 specifying how to send 178 substituting for TrueType fonts 178 updating list of 178

PostScript format, converting files to 42

PostScript Header options

(Windows) 154

PostScript Level 2 features, controlling

(Windows) 151

PostScript Options (Mac OS) 126

PostScript output format options

(Windows 95) 175

PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files

270–271

PostScript printer driver 168, 211

PostScript printer driver options, changing (Windows) 148–149

PostScript tab dialog box (Windows)

151, 175

PostScript 3 1 power connecting 26 consumption of 1, 269 disconnecting 3 power switch 26–27

PPD files 270–271

Precision Bitmap Alignment option

(Mac OS) 127 print density setting in Mac OS 229 setting in Windows 250 troubleshooting 202

Print dialog box

Mac OS 128, 208

Windows 147, 168

Printer menu (Mac OS), selecting new printer from 140 printer driver options (Windows) changing PostScript printer driver default options 148–149 selecting printer options in the Setup dialog box 150 printer driver Setup dialog box

(Windows) 148–149 printer icon, dragging documents to

(Mac OS) 137 printer information, viewing

(Mac OS) 223 printer materials, specifications for 263.

See also envelopes; paper; transparencies printer options, setting (Windows) 150,

168–169 printer port 21 printer settings changing in Windows 95 169–181 changing in Windows NT 182 printer setup, changing (Mac OS) 143,

145–146 printer software installing for Mac OS–based computers 30–35 installing from server (Mac OS) 46 printer utilities. See Apple LaserWriter

Utility for Windows; Apple

Printer Utility for the Mac OS

Printer Utility for the Mac OS. See Apple

Printer Utility for the Mac OS printing with Mac OS–based computers

125–146 background printing 134–135 printing cover page automatically 131 printing documents 128–130 printing envelopes 185–186 printing grayscale documents 132 printing on both sides of the paper

134–135 printing to a file 135 printing with a desktop printer

137–138 printing with FinePrint or PhotoGrade

132–133 printing with special effects 127–128 reporting errors 136–137 selecting page setup options 126–127 switching between printers 138–140 turning off or removing desktop printing software 144–146 working with desktop printer icons

140–143 printing with Windows 95– and

Windows NT–based computers

167–182 changing printer settings in

Windows 95 169–181 printing documents 168 printing envelopes with 184, 186 printing from multipurpose tray 185 selecting page setup options 167 setting printing properties 168–169 printing with Windows 3.1– and

DOS–based computers 147–165 downloading fonts 156–159 printing envelopes with 184, 186 printing from DOS applications 165 printing from multipurpose tray 185 printing from Windows applications

147–156 printing to a PostScript file 162–165

Print on Both Sides option

(Mac OS) 134 print order, changing (Mac OS) 143 print quality, enhancing (Mac OS)

132–133 print queue capturing for DOS printing 165 creating (NetWare) 80–82 print request (Mac OS) canceling 142 indicating urgency of 142 moving from one printer to another 143 putting on hold 142 setting print time for 142

Print Setup command (Windows) 148

Index 285

286 Index print speed 1 print test (Mac OS) 38 print time, setting (Mac OS) 135–136,

142–143 problems. See troubleshooting

Program Manager (Windows) 158

Properties dialog box (Windows 95)

168–169, 174 protocols 22–23

PSERVER mode (NetWare) 72–73

R

radio and television interference vii

RAM increasing 113–118 upgrade specifications for 271

RARP servers failure to respond 214–215

IP address for 88, 92

Ready/In Use light flashing 205, 214, 259–260 location of 26 purpose of 27 reliability (MTBF) 263

Remove button (Mac OS) 142 removing side cover 115 renaming desktop printer icon (Mac OS) 140 printer on AppleTalk 38 reporting errors (Mac OS) 136–137 resetting communication settings to default values (IBM PC or compatible) 212 resetting printer after paper jams 196 resolution 1, 172 restarting the printer (Windows) 251

Resume Job button (Mac OS) 142 reversed image (Mac OS) 127

RPRINTER mode (NetWare) 72–73,

79–82

S

safety precautions cleaning printer 190 electrical hazards, avoiding 4 general precautions 3–4 grounding 3 installing SIMMs 116 laser viii maintenance 189 saving documents as PostScript, EPS, or

PDF files (Mac OS) 135

SCSI chain 111

SCSI hard disk 1, 111–113

SCSI ID number, setting 112–113

SCSI peripheral cable 111

SCSI port 111

SCSI system cable 111

SCSI terminator 111

SCSI voltage 111

SEF orientation 10 selecting printer from the Printer menu or Control Strip

(Mac OS) 140 using Chooser (Mac OS) 139 using desktop printer icon

(Mac OS) 139 using Desktop Printer Utility

(Mac OS) 140 separator page between print jobs

(Windows 95) 179 servers. See specific type of server service, indications of need for 194, 202

Set Print Time button (Mac OS) 142 setting imaging options with 249–250 setting up PostScript driver for NetWare clients 83–84 setting up the printer as ATPS remote printer 253–258 as print server (NetWare) 75–78 as remote printer (NetWare) 79–82 for DOS-based printing 51 for Mac OS users 29–47

for parallel port printing 51 for UNIX workstations or TCP/IP users 87–108 for Windows, DOS, and NetWare users 49–85 general instructions for 1–28

Setup dialog box (Windows) 149–150

Sharing tab dialog box

(Windows 95) 181 sheet feeder. See 500-sheet feeder and cassette short-edge feed (SEF) orientation 10

Show Manual Feed Alert command

(Mac OS) 143 side cover removing 115 replacing 117

Silicon Graphics IRIX v5.3–based workstations, configuring 102

SIMMs. See also memory dimensions of 271 installing 115–117 removing 117 sizes and speeds of 271

SIMM slot 114–115

Smooth Graphics option (Mac OS) 127 smoothing text and graphics (Mac OS)

132–133

Smooth Text option (Mac OS) 127 software. See Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows; Apple Printer

Utility for the Mac OS; printer software sorting list of documents waiting to print

(Mac OS) 143 space requirements 268 special effects (Mac OS) 127–128 specifications 261–268 speed of print 1, 263 spreadsheets, problems printing

(NetWare) 214

Start Print Queue command

(Mac OS) 143 startup page 26 turning on or off (Mac OS) 228–229 turning on or off (Windows) 244 stationery, quality of 10 status lights. See lights

Stop Print Queue command

(Mac OS) 143 storage 268 subnet mask, setting (TCP/IP) 106 substituting fonts (Mac OS) 127

Sun OS version 4.1–based workstations, configuring 95–97

Sun Solaris CDE–based workstations, configuring 94

Sun Solaris OpenWindows–based workstations, configuring

93–94 switching between printers (Mac OS)

138–140 system requirements for Mac OS–based computers 29 for Windows 95 49 for Windows NT 50 for Windows 3.1 50

T

TCP/IP configuring for Mac OS 237–238 configuring for Windows 248 configuring the printer for 102–108

Ethernet cable and 22 setting up for Mac OS 39 setting up for Windows 95 and

Windows NT 71 setting up the printer for 87–102

TCP/IP interface displaying information about 104 resetting 107

TCP/IP Printer Configuration Utility

103–108 changing password for 107

Index 287

288 Index displaying information about printer’s

TCP/IP interface with 104 enabling or disabling connection timeout checking with 107 forgotten password for 214 logging in to 104 printing configuration page with 104 quitting 108 resetting printer’s TCP/IP interface with 107 restoring settings to factory defaults with 108 setting default gateway address with

106–107 setting subnet mask with 106 turning banner page on or off with 105 viewing or changing printer’s IP address with 105–106 television interference vii telnet 103–104, 216 text, smoothing (Mac OS) 132–133 three-hole punched paper loading into cassette 15 loading into multipurpose tray 17 timeout checking, enabling or disabling

(TCP/IP) 107 toner, smudged 204 toner cartridge installing 6–9 life expectancy of 263 replacing 190

Toner Low light location of 26 purpose of 194 top cover, closing 9 traffic control 1 transparencies 10

Trash, dragging desktop printer icon to

(Mac OS) 140 tray. See multipurpose tray troubleshooting banner page prints only system name and remote printer name

(UNIX) 214 blank document 202 blotchy areas 204

BOOTP server does not respond 215 can ping printer but can’t telnet to it (UNIX) 216 can’t ping printer by IP name or IP address (UNIX) 216

Chooser fails to appear in Apple menu

(Mac OS) 205 desktop printer icon has X drawn through it (Mac OS) 210 desktop printer icon reappears after dragging to Trash

(Mac OS) 209 desktop printer icons appear as folders

(Mac OS) 209

Desktop Printer Utility cannot be found (Mac OS) 207 desktop printing software needs more memory (Mac OS) 210 document doesn’t print 39 duplex printing 203 envelope jams 194 faded areas or white voids 204 flashing lights 194, 205 garbled print (IBM PC or compatible) 212 garbled print (NetWare) 213 ghost images 204 grayscale art 201 image is too dark 202 image is too light 202 image prints black and white instead of color or grayscale 202 images out of place 201

IP address 88

LaserWriter 8 icon fails to appear in

Chooser (Mac OS) 206 lights, meaning of 194

lines or stripes on page 203 manual feed message, turning on or off (Mac OS) 210 message on screen says printer can’t print (IBM PC or compatible) 211 message on screen says printer can’t print (Mac OS) 209

NetWare printer name doesn’t appear in Apple LaserWriter Utility’s list of printers to configure 213 nothing is printed (NetWare) 213 nothing is printed; no paper comes out of printer (IBM PC or compatible) 211 nothing is printed; no paper comes out of printer (Mac OS) 208–209

“out of memory” message appears when you try to print (Mac OS)

207–208 page prints solid black 202 paper curls 201 paper is not taken from correct tray when AutoSelect is turned on

(Mac OS) 206

Paper Jam light is on 194 paper jams after initial setup 194 paper jams in duplex printing unit

199–200 paper jams in 500-sheet feeder and cassette 197–198 paper jams in printer 194–196

Paper Out light is on 194 paper problems, avoiding 10–11 print appears on only part of paper 201 print density 202 printer administrator forgot password to TCP/IP Printer Configuration

Utility (UNIX) 214 printer appears more than once in

Chooser (Mac OS) 207 printer doesn’t print from correct paper tray 204 printer is not listed in Chooser or

Desktop Printer Utility

(Mac OS) 206 printer-specific options don’t appear in Print dialog box

(Mac OS) 208 printing first page takes longer than expected (IBM PC or compatible) 212 printing first page takes longer than expected (Mac OS) 209 printing first page takes longer than expected (UNIX) 214 print is off-center 201

RARP server does not respond

(UNIX) 214–215

Ready/In Use light flashes 194

Ready/In Use light flashes amber and green 205

Ready/In Use light flashes briefly, but nothing prints (UNIX) 214

Ready/In Use light is off 194 spreadsheets and graphics, problems printing (NetWare) 214 toner does not stay fixed 201

Toner Low light is on 194 toner needs to be redistributed 202 toner smudges 204

UNIX workstations 214–216 unwanted characters are displayed

(IBM PC or compatible) 212 unwanted characters are displayed

(NetWare) 213 wavy or distorted image 203 wrinkled paper and envelopes 200

TrueType fonts controlling printing of

(Windows) 152 specifying how to send

(Windows 95) 178 substituting PostScript fonts for 178

Index 289

290 Index turning on the printer 27 twisted-pair cable 23 twisted-pair Ethernet port 18 twisted-pair Ethernet 22 two-sided printing. See duplex printing

U

UNIX workstations

A/UX-based, configuring 92

BSD-based, configuring 95–97 configuring 93–102

HP-UX 9.x–based, configuring

98–100

IBM AIX version 3.x–based, configuring 100–102 initial TCP/IP setup for 87–102 setting up the printer for 87–108

Silicon Graphics IRIX v5.3–based, configuring 102

Sun OS version 4.1–based, configuring 95–97

Sun Solaris CDE–based, configuring 94

Sun Solaris OpenLook–based, configuring 93–94 troubleshooting 214–216

Unlimited Downloadable Fonts option

(Mac OS) 127 unpacking the printer 4–6

Unprintable Area button

(Windows 95) 170 using a hard disk 159–161 utilities. See Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows; Apple Printer

Utility for the Mac OS

V

voltage requirements 269

W, X, Y

watermarks, defining, editing, and deleting (Windows) 155–156

Watermark tab dialog box

(Windows) 155 weight of printer 4, 268 width guide 201

Windows applications, printing from

147–156 selecting page options 148 selecting printer options 150–156 setting printer driver options 148–149

Windows-based computers. See also

Windows 95-based computers;

Windows NT-based computers;

Windows 3.1-based computers configuring the printer from 242–252 connecting to 25–26

Windows 95–based computers changing printer settings in 169–181 configuring the printer from 121 envelope cassette and 186 initial TCP/IP setup for 71 installing printer software for 51–70 multipurpose tray and 185 printing envelopes on 184 printing with. See printing with

Windows 95– and

Windows NT–based computers system requirements for 49

Windows NT–based computers changing printer settings in 182 configuring the printer from 121 envelope cassette and 186 initial TCP/IP setup for 71 installing printer software for 51–70 multipurpose tray and 185 printing envelopes on 184 printing with. See printing with

Windows 95– and

Windows NT–based computers system requirements for 50

Windows NT 3.5x server, installing printer software onto 69

Windows Page Setup dialog box 148

Windows 3.1–based computers configuring the printer from 121 envelope cassette and 186 installing printer software for 51–70 multipurpose tray and 185 printing envelopes on 184 printing with. See printing with

Windows 3.1– and

DOS–based computers system requirements for 50 workstations. See UNIX workstations or specific type of

UNIX workstation

Z

zones. See network zones

Index 291

Apple

LaserWriter 8500

Setting up, connecting, and using your printer

K Apple Computer, Inc.

© 1997 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.

Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Apple. Your rights to the software are governed by the accompanying software license agreement.

The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition in violation of federal and state laws.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate. Apple is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.

Apple Computer, Inc.

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino, CA 95014-2084

408-996-1010 http://www.apple.com

Apple, the Apple logo, AppleTalk, A/UX, Chicago, EtherTalk, LaserWriter, LocalTalk, Mac,

Macintosh, Monaco, New York, StyleWriter, and TrueType are trademarks of Apple Computer,

Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Extensions Manager, Finder, FinePrint, and Geneva are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

Adobe, Adobe Type Manager, and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated or its subsidiaries and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

Helvetica, Palatino, and Times are registered trademarks of Linotype-Hell AG and/or its subsidiaries.

ITC Avant Garde, ITC Bookman, ITC Zapf Chancery, and ITC Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Typeface Corporation.

PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation, used under license therefrom.

UNIX is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd.

Simultaneously published in the United States and Canada.

Mention of third-party products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products.

Proprietary Rights Notice

The digitally encoded, machine-readable outline data for producing the typefaces provided as part of your printer is copyrighted © 1981 Linotype. All rights reserved. This data is the property of Linotype, and may not be reproduced, used, displayed, modified, disclosed, or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype.

Contents

Part I Setting Up the Printer

1 Setting Up the LaserWriter 8500 1

Main features of the printer 1

Choosing a place for the printer 2

Important safety instructions 3

Unpacking the printer 4

Installing the toner cartridge 6

Loading paper 9

Connecting the printer 18

Connecting the power and turning on the printer 26

Adjusting communication settings 28

What to do next 28

2 Setting Up the Printer for Mac OS Users 29

System requirements 29

Initial AppleTalk setup 29

Setting up for TCP/IP 39

Using the Desktop Printer Utility 40

Making changes to the printer setup 43 iii

iv Contents

Configuring the printer 44

Installing the software from a server 44

What to do next 47

3 Setting Up the Printer for Windows, DOS, and NetWare Users 49

System requirements for Windows 95 49

System requirements for Windows 3.1 50

System requirements for Windows NT 50

Setting up for DOS-based printing 51

Setting up for parallel port printing 51

Installing the printer software for Windows 95, Windows NT, and Windows 3.1 51

Initial TCP/IP setup for Windows 95 and Windows NT 71

Initial Novell NetWare 4.1 setup 72

Installing Apple Network Utility for NDS 85

Installing fonts and Adobe Type Manager 85

What to do next 85

4 Setting Up the Printer for UNIX Workstations or TCP/IP Users 87

Initial TCP/IP setup 87

Configuring the printer 103

What to do next 108

5 Installing Options 109

Adding a hard disk 111

Increasing the printer RAM 113

Configuring your printer software for new options 118

Part II Using the Printer

6 Mac OS Users 125

Printing 125

Printing with a desktop printer 137

Switching between printers 138

Working with desktop printer icons 140

Turning off or removing the desktop printing software 144

Using the Apple Printer Utility 146

7 Windows 3.1 and DOS Users 147

Printing from Windows applications 147

Downloading fonts 156

Using a hard disk 159

Printing to a PostScript file 162

Printing from DOS applications 165

Using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows 165

8 Windows 95 and Windows NT Users 167

Printing 167

Changing printer settings in Windows 95 169

Changing printer settings in Windows NT 182

Using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows 182

9 Printing Envelopes 183

Printing envelopes from the multipurpose tray 183

Printing envelopes with the optional envelope cassette 185

10 Maintenance 189

Safety first 189

Regular maintenance 190

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Part III Troubleshooting

11 Fixing Paper and Image Problems 193

Checking the indicator lights 194

Checking for and clearing paper jams 194

Avoiding paper and envelope jams and wrinkling 200

Problems with printed documents 201

12 Fixing Other Problems 205

Troubleshooting with the indicator lights 205

Mac OS–based computer troubleshooting 205

IBM PC or compatible troubleshooting 211

UNIX troubleshooting 214

Part IV Appendixes

Appendix A Configuring the Printer With the Printer Utilities 219

Using the Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS 220

Using the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows 242

Appendix B Setting Up the Printer as an ATPS Remote Printer 253

Configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 4 server 254

Configuring ATPS for the first time on a NetWare 3.x server 255

Modifying an existing ATPS configuration on a NetWare 3.x server 257

Appendix C Printing Demonstration Pages 259

Appendix D Technical Information 261

Specifications 261

About PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files 270

RAM upgrade specifications 271

Ozone emission 272

Communication settings 273

Options and accessories 274

Index 275

Contents

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.

Communications Regulation Information vii

viii Laser 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.

Laser information

WARNING Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in your equipment’s manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

WARNING Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet containing the laser. The laser beam used in this product is harmful to the eyes. The use of optical instruments, such as magnifying lenses, with this product increases the potential hazard to your eyes. For your safety, have this equipment serviced only by an Apple-authorized service provider.

Your printer is a Class 1 laser product. The Class 1 label, located in a user-accessible area, indicates that the printer meets minimum safety requirements. A service warning label is located in a service-accessible area. The labels on your product may differ slightly from the ones shown here.

Class 1 label Service warning label

Setting Up the Printer

Chapter 1 Setting Up the LaserWriter 8500

Chapter 2 Setting Up the Printer for Mac OS Users

Chapter 3 Setting Up the Printer for Windows, DOS, and NetWare Users

Chapter 4 Setting Up the Printer for UNIX Workstations or TCP/IP Users

Chapter 5 Installing Options

Part I of this book provides the information you need to set up the printer for your workgroup.

If you want to use a printer that has already been set up, see Part II.

I part

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