Brother HL-1800 series Printer User Manual

Brother Laser Printer
HL-1800 series
USER’S GUIDE
Please read this guide thoroughly before you use the printer. You can print or view this guide from the CD-ROM at any time. Please
keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times.
Version 2
Laser Printer
HL-1800 series
USER’S GUIDE
(For USA & Canada only)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any questions about using your printer, you must call while you are in the country where you
purchased the machine.
In USA
1-800-276-7746
In Canada
1-800-853-6660
1-514-685-6464 In Montreal
If you have any comments or suggestions, please write us at:
In USA
Printer Customer Support
Brother International Corporation
15 Musick
Irvine, CA 92618
In Canada
Brother International Corporation (Canada), Ltd.
- Marketing Dept.
1, rue Hôtel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6
BROTHER FAX-BACK SYSTEM
Brother Customer Service has set up an easy-to-use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical
questions and information about our products. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can send the information to
any fax machine, not just the one from which you are calling.
Call and follow the voice prompts to receive faxed instructions on how to use the system and your index of fax-back subjects.
In USA
1-800-521-2846
In Canada
1-800-685-5381
1-514-685-5381 In Montreal
DEALERS/SERVICE CENTERS (USA only)
For the name of a Brother authorized dealer or service center, call 1-800-284-4357.
SERVICE CENTERS (Canada only)
For service center addresses in Canada, call 1-800-853-6660.
INTERNET ADDRESS
Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support, Technical Questions and Driver Updates:
http://solutions.brother.com
(USA only) For Brother Accessories and Supplies: http://www.brothermall.com
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Definitions of Warnings, Cautions and Notes
The following conventions are used in this User’s Guide:
Warning
Indicates warnings that must be observed to prevent possible personal
injury.
!
Caution
Indicates cautions that must be observed to use the printer properly or
prevent damage to the printer.
✒ Note
Indicates notes and useful tips to remember when using the printer.
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To Use the Printer Safely
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are
extremely HOT! When you open the covers of the printer, never touch the
shaded parts shown in the following illustrations.
!
Caution
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are
extremely HOT! Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the
internal parts of the printer.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Definitions of Warnings, Cautions and Notes .................................... ii
To Use the Printer Safely ................................................................. iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................... iv
CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER
What Is in the Carton................................................ 1-1
Components...................................................................................1-1
General View..................................................................................1-3
Positioning the Printer .............................................. 1-5
Power supply..................................................................................1-5
Environment ...................................................................................1-6
What Kind of Paper Can I Use? ............................... 1-7
Type and Size of Paper..................................................................1-7
Choose the Paper Size, Media Type and so on in the Printer Driver
Settings ..........................................................................................1-9
PCL Driver ..................................................................................................... 1-9
PS Driver ..................................................................................................... 1-10
Macintosh Driver.......................................................................................... 1-11
Printable Area.............................................................................................. 1-13
Printing from the Paper Cassette .................................................1-14
Printing from the Multi-purpose Tray ............................................1-17
Printing to the Face Up Output Tray (Face up printing) ...............1-20
Printing Envelopes .......................................................................1-22
Printing on Labels and Transparencies ........................................1-27
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Duplex printing) .................1-30
Booklet Printing (For PCL Driver Only).........................................1-34
Manual Feed ................................................................................1-36
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CHAPTER 2 DRIVER AND SOFTWARE
2
Printer Driver ............................................................ 2-1
Features in the PCL Printer Driver (Windows® Users Only) ...........2-2
Basic Tab ....................................................................................................... 2-2
Advanced Tab ................................................................................................ 2-3
Accessories ................................................................................................... 2-8
Support Tab ................................................................................................... 2-9
Features in the PS Printer Driver (Windows® Users Only) ...........2-10
Details Tab ................................................................................................... 2-10
Paper Tab .................................................................................................... 2-11
Graphics ...................................................................................................... 2-12
Device Options ............................................................................................ 2-13
Features in the PS Printer Driver
(Mac OS® 8.6 to 9.2/Mac OS® X 10.1 only)...................................2-14
Page Setup.................................................................................................. 2-14
Layout.......................................................................................................... 2-15
Specific Options........................................................................................... 2-16
Software for Networks ..................................................................2-17
Software installation for Windows Computers ..............................2-18
Software Installation for Macintosh Computers ............................2-19
Apple LaserWriter 8 Driver .......................................................................... 2-19
PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs)................................................. 2-19
Automatic Emulation Selection............................... 2-20
Automatic Interface Selection................................. 2-21
Printer Settings....................................................... 2-22
Factory Settings ...........................................................................2-22
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CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL
Control Panel............................................................ 3-1
Buttons ..................................................................... 3-2
Go Button .......................................................................................3-3
Job Cancel Button ..........................................................................3-4
Reprint Button ................................................................................3-5
Reprinting the Last JOB ................................................................................ 3-6
Printing SECURE Data.................................................................................. 3-8
Menu (+ / --- / Set / Back) Button ...................................................3-11
+ / – Button .................................................................................................. 3-11
Set Button.................................................................................................... 3-12
Back Button ................................................................................................. 3-12
LED ........................................................................ 3-13
DATA - Orange LED..................................................................................... 3-13
LCD Display ........................................................... 3-14
BACK LIGHTS .............................................................................3-14
Printer Status Messages ............................................................................. 3-15
How to Use the Control Panel ......................................................3-16
Control Panel Menus....................................................................3-18
INFORMATION............................................................................................ 3-19
PAPER......................................................................................................... 3-20
QUALITY ..................................................................................................... 3-20
SETUP......................................................................................................... 3-21
PRINT MENU .............................................................................................. 3-22
NETWORK .................................................................................................. 3-26
INTERFACE................................................................................................. 3-27
RESET MENU ............................................................................................. 3-28
Set IP Address............................................................................................. 3-29
About Emulation Modes .............................................................................. 3-30
List of Factory Settings ................................................................................ 3-31
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
Optional Accessories................................................ 4-1
Lower Tray Unit (LT-500) ......................................... 4-2
Installing the Lower Tray Unit .........................................................4-3
Network Option NC-4100h (For HL-1850 User Only)4-5
Installing the Network Board...........................................................4-5
RAM Expansion........................................................ 4-9
Installing Additional Memory.........................................................4-13
IrDA Interface (IR-1000) ......................................... 4-16
Optional Font Package (BS-3000).......................... 4-17
CHAPTER 5 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Replacing the Consumables..................................... 5-1
Replacing Maintenance Parts........................................................................ 5-2
Toner Cartridge.............................................................................................. 5-3
TONER LOW Message.................................................................................. 5-4
TONER EMPTY Message ............................................................................. 5-5
Replacing the Toner Cartridge....................................................................... 5-5
CHANGE DRUM SOON Message............................................................... 5-11
Replacing the Drum Unit ............................................................................. 5-11
Cleaning .......................................................................................5-14
Cleaning the Printer Exterior ....................................................................... 5-14
Cleaning the Printer Interior ........................................................................ 5-15
Cleaning the Corona Wire ........................................................................... 5-17
Maintenance Messages................................................................5-19
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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING
LCD Messages......................................................... 6-1
Error Messages ..............................................................................6-1
Maintenance Messages..................................................................6-3
Service Call Messages ...................................................................6-4
Troubleshooting Paper Handling .............................. 6-5
Paper Jams and How to Clear Them ....................... 6-6
JAM TRAY1 ...................................................................................6-7
JAM TRAY2 ...................................................................................6-9
JAM MP TRAY .............................................................................6-10
JAM INSIDE .................................................................................6-11
JAM REAR ...................................................................................6-13
JAM DUPLEX...............................................................................6-17
PAPER JAM.................................................................................6-20
Improving the Print Quality ..................................... 6-23
How to Print Correctly ............................................ 6-29
Other Problems ...................................................... 6-30
For DOS Users.............................................................................6-30
BR-Script 3 Language ..................................................................6-31
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APPENDIX
Printer Specifications................................................A-1
Print Media and Size ..................................................................... A-5
What Is Important When You Choose Paper to Use with
This Printer.................................................................................... A-8
Emulation Modes....................................................A-11
HP LaserJet Mode....................................................................................... A-11
BR-Script 3 Mode ........................................................................................ A-11
EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes........................................... A-12
Resident Fonts .......................................................A-13
66 Scalable and 12 Bitmapped Fonts.......................................... A-13
HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes ..................... A-13
BR-Script 3 Mode ........................................................................................ A-15
Symbol Sets / Character Sets ................................A-16
OCR Symbol Sets ....................................................................... A-16
HP LaserJet Mode....................................................................... A-17
EPSON Mode.............................................................................. A-18
IBM Mode.................................................................................... A-18
Trademarks ................................................................................. A-23
Regulations ............................................................A-24
INDEX ................................................................. I-1
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C H A PTER 1
A B O U T TH I S PR I N TER
1
What Is in the Carton
Components
When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following
parts.
4
1
5
6
2
3
Fig. 1-1
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Drum Unit Assembly (with Toner Cartridge)
Documentation
CD-ROM
Printer
AC Power Cord
Paper Cassette
1-1
✒ Note
•
•
•
•
An interface cable is not a standard accessory. Some computers have
both a USB and a parallel port. Please purchase the appropriate cable
for the interface you intend to use. Most parallel cables support bidirectional communication, but some might have an incompatible pin
assignment or may not be IEEE 1284-compliant.
Do not use a parallel cable that is longer than 3 metres (10 feet).
The power cord may differ slightly from this figure depending on the
country where you purchased the printer.
When you use a USB cable, make sure to use a high-speed twisted
cable (12Mbps), and connect it to the USB connector of your PC. Do not
use the USB connector on the front of your PC or on the iMac's
keyboard.
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General View
Fig. 1-2
1
Control Panel
2
Cover Release Button
3
Paper Cassette
4
Multi-purpose Tray
5
Extension Flap
6
Front cover
7
Multi-purpose Tray Extension
8
Face Down Output Tray
1-3
Fig. 1-3
9
Interface Cover
10
Parallel Interface Connector
11
USB Connector
12
PCB Access Plate
13
Power Switch
14
AC Power Inlet
15
Duplex Tray
16
Paper Adjustment Lever for Duplex Printing
17
Face Up Output Tray
18
Face Up Tray Extension
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Positioning the Printer
Please note the following before using the printer.
Power supply
Use the printer within the specified power range:
AC power:
• AC 220-240 V 50/60 Hz or
• AC 100-120 V 50/60 Hz
The power cord, including extensions, should not exceed 5 metres
(16 ½ feet).
Do not share the same power circuit with other high-power appliances such
as an air conditioner, copier, shredder and so on. If you cannot avoid using
the printer with these appliances, we recommend that you use an isolation
transformer or a high-frequency noise filter.
Use a voltage regulator if the power source is not stable.
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Environment
Use the printer only within the following ranges of temperature and humidity:
Ambient temperature:
Ambient humidity:
10°C to 32.5°C (50°F to 90.5°F)
20% to 80% (without condensation)
Do not block the air exit on top of the printer. Do not place objects on top of
the printer, especially on the air vent.
Ventilate the room in which you use the printer.
Do not put the printer in direct sunlight. Use a blind or a heavy curtain to
protect the printer from direct sunlight if you have to put the printer near a
window.
Do not install the printer near devices that contain magnets or generate
magnetic fields.
Do not drop, bang or shake the printer. Do not expose the printer to open
flames or salty or corrosive gases.
Put the printer on a flat, horizontal surface.
Keep the printer clean. Do not install the printer in a dusty place.
Do not install the printer near an air conditioner.
Do not put the printer where the air vent of the printer can be blocked. Keep
a gap of approximately 100 mm (4 inches) between the air vent and the wall.
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What Kind of Paper Can I Use?
Type and Size of Paper
The names we used for the paper trays and their LCD panel descriptions are
shown below:
Upper Paper Tray
Tray 1
Multi-purpose Tray
MP tray
Optional Lower Tray
Tray 2
The printer usually loads paper from the installed Multi-purpose Tray, Upper
Paper Tray or Optional Lower Paper Tray.
✒ Note
Use your computer to view each selection in the following table
Click on the ticks in the following table when you want to see detailed
information about each selection.
Select the Media Type
from the printer driver
Media Type
Tray 1
MP tray
Tray 2
Duplex
Printing
Plain Paper
✔
✔
✔
✔
Plain paper
Recycled Paper
✔
✔
✔
✔
Plain paper
Bond Paper
✔
✔
✔
Bond paper
Thick Paper
✔
Transparencies
✔
Transparencies
Label
✔
Plain paper
Envelopes
✔
Envelopes
Envelopes – Thin
Envelopes - Thick
✔
Thick paper or
Thicker paper
Card Stock
✔
Thick paper or
Thicker paper
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Upper Paper Tray
(Tray 1)
Multi-purpose
Tray (MP Tray)
Optional Lower
Tray Unit (Tray 2)
Duplex Printing
A4, Letter, Legal
Paper Size
A4, Letter, Legal,
8.5 x 13 in.,
B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO),
Executive, A5, A6,
B6
Width:
70 to 216 mm
(2.75 to 8.5 in.)
Length:
116 to 356 mm
(4.57 to 14.0 in.)
A4, Letter, Legal,
B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO),
Executive, A5
Capacity
250 sheets
2
(80 g/m or 21 lbs.)
100 sheets
2
(80 g/m or 21 lbs.)
250 sheets
2
(80 g/m or 21 lbs.)
Legal : 30
8.5 x 13 in. : 30
labels : 10
We recommend the following print methods (output tray) for each paper
media type:
Media Type
Paper Output
Plain Paper
Notes
Face Down
Face up
✔
✔
60 g/m to 105 g/m
(16 to 28 lbs.)
✔
105 g/m to 161 g/m
(28 to 43 lbs.)
Thick Paper
Recycled Paper
✔
Transparencies
✔
2
2
2
2
✔
OHP films
Label
✔
Envelopes
✔
Card Stock
✔
✒ Note
•
•
When you print on a double-flap envelope, place it side ways in the
Multi-purpose Tray.
You can set the priority of the paper sources in Paper Mode from the
Control Panel. For more information about the paper settings, see
Chapter 3.
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Choose the Paper Size, Media Type and so on
in the Printer Driver Settings
Before printing, choose the Paper size, Media type, Paper Source in the
Printer Driver.
!
PCL Driver
Select the Paper
Size and Layout
(Multiple Page).
Select the
Orientation,
number of Copies
and Media Type.
Select the Paper
Source.
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PS Driver
Select the Paper size.
Select the Layout
and Orientation.
Select the Paper source
and number of Copies.
Select the Printer features,
and then select the Media
Type.
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Macintosh Driver
In Page Attributes,
select the Paper size,
Orientation and
Scaling.
In General, select the
number of Copies and
Paper Source.
In Layout, select the
Pages per sheet, Layout
direction and Border.
Select Print on Both Sides
if you want this to be a
two-sided document.
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Recommended paper
Europe
USA
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Plain Paper
Xerox Premier 80 g/m
Xerox 4200DP 20 lb
Xerox Business 80 g/m2
Champion Paper One 20 lb
IGEPA X-Press 80 g/m2
Hammermill Laser Paper 24 lb
Recycled Paper
Steinbis Recycling Copy 80 g/m2
Transparency
3M CG3300
3M CG 3300
Label
Avery laser label L7163
Avery laser label #5160
♦
Before buying a lot of paper, please test some paper to make sure
that it is suitable.
♦
Use paper that is designed for plain paper copying
♦
Use paper that is 75 to 90 g/m2
♦
Use neutral paper. Do not use acidic or alkaline paper.
♦
Use Long grain paper
♦
Use paper with a moisture content of about 5%
♦
This printer can use recycled paper that meets the DIN 19309
specification.
Recommended paper should have the following technical specifications:
♦
Basis Wait 75 – 90 (g/m2)
♦
Thickness 80-110 (micrometer)
♦
Roughness Higher than 20 (seconds)
♦
Stiffness 90-150 (cm3/100)
♦
Grain Direction Long Grain
♦
Volume Resistivity 10e9-10e11 (ohm)
♦
Surface Resistivity 10e10 – 10e12 (ohm-cm)
♦
Filler CaCO3 (Neutral)
♦
Ash Content below 23 (wt%)
♦
Brightness higher than 80 (%)
♦
Opacity higher than 85 (%)
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Printable Area
The figure below shows the part of the paper that will be printed on.
Portrait
Letter
A4
1 0.17 inch (4.2 mm)
2 0.25 inch (6.35 mm)
4.2 mm
3 0.17 inch (4.2 mm)
4 0.25 inch (6.35 mm)
4.2 mm
6.01 mm
6.01 mm
Fig. 1-4
Landscape
Letter
0.17 inch (4.2 mm)
A4
1
2 0.2 inch (5.08 mm)
3 0.17 inch (4.2 mm)
4.2 mm
4 0.2 inch (5.08 mm)
5.0 mm
Fig. 1-5
1-13
5.0 mm
4.2 mm
Printing from the Paper Cassette
☛ 1.
Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer.
Fig. 1-6
☛ 2.
Adjust the paper guides at the right-hand side and back of the paper
cassette to match the paper size you want to load. Make sure that the tips of
the paper guides fit into the slots correctly.
Fig. 1-7
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For Legal or 8.5 x 13 in. paper
While pressing the Universal Guide Release Lever, extend the back of the Paper
cassette.
Fig. 1-8
☛ 3.
Put paper into the paper cassette. Make sure that the paper is flat in the
cassette at all four corners and below the limit mark.
Fig. 1-9
✒ Note
Do not put more than 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m2 or 21 lb.) in the cassette
or the paper may jam. You can load paper up to the lines on the sliding
guide.
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☛ 4.
Put the paper cassette back into the printer. Make sure it is completely in the
printer.
✒ Note
• Extend the Extension Flap to prevent the paper from sliding off the Face
Down Output Tray.
• If you choose not to extend the Extension Flap, we recommend that you
remove paper as soon as it comes out of the printer.
When you print on transparencies, use the Face Down Output Tray.
Fig. 1-10
☛ 5.
Choose the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source and so on from the Printer
Driver.
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Printing from the Multi-purpose Tray
✒ Note
• For correct printing, you must select the same paper size from within your
software application as the paper in the tray.
• If your application software does not support paper size selection in its
Print menu, you can change the paper size by using the paper menu on
the printer control panel. For more information, see Chapter 3.
☛ 1.
Open the Multi-purpose Tray.
Fig. 1-11
☛ 2.
Unfold the Multi-purpose Tray Extension.
Fig. 1-12
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☛ 3.
Place paper in the Multi-purpose Tray so it touches the back of the tray and
remains below the limit mark.
Fig. 1-13
✒ Note
When you place paper on the Multi-purpose Tray, note the following:
2
• If you will be printing on paper that weighs more than 135 g/m (36 lbs),
use the Face Up Output Tray.
• Insert the leading edge of the paper first and push it gently into the tray.
• If you use pre-printed paper in the Multi-purpose Tray, the paper should
be inserted top edge first with the printed side face up.
☛ 4.
Press and slide the Paper Width Adjuster on the right-hand side to fit the paper.
Fig. 1-14
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✒ Note
• Make sure that the paper is neatly stacked and is correctly seated in the
Multi-purpose Tray; otherwise, paper may not be fed correctly, resulting in
skewed printouts or paper jams.
• During printing, the inside of the Multi-purpose tray automatically rises to
feed paper into the printer.
• When you print on transparencies, use the Face Down Output Tray.
☛ 5.
Select the MP Tray from paper source.
Paper source is in the Basic tab of the printer driver.
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Printing to the Face Up Output Tray
(Face up printing)
When the Face Up Output Tray is open, the printer has a straight paper path
from the Paper Cassette or Multi-purpose Tray to the rear of the printer. Use
this output method when you want to print on special media that is thick or
should not be bent, such as labels, card stock or envelopes.
When you use Transparencies, print to the Face Down Output Tray.
☛ 1.
Open the Face Up Output Tray.
Fig. 1-15
☛ 2.
Unfold the Face Up Output Tray Extension.
Fig. 1-16
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☛ 3.
Place the paper into the Paper Cassette or Multi-purpose Tray.
☛ 4.
After the printer ejects all the printed pages, remove them and close the
Face Up Output Tray.
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Printing Envelopes
Types of envelope to avoid
Do not use envelopes:
• that are damaged, curled, wrinkled, or irregularly shaped;
• that are extremely shiny or highly textured;
• with clasps, snaps or tie strings;
• with self-adhesive closures;
• that are of baggy construction;
• that are not sharply creased;
• that are embossed (that have raised writing on them);
• that were previously printed by a laser printer;
• that are pre-printed on the inside;
• that cannot be arranged uniformly when put in a pile;
• that are made of paper that weighs more than the paper-weight
specifications for the printer;
• that have been badly made, with edges that are not straight or
consistently square; or
• with transparent windows, holes, cutouts or perforations.
Fig. 1-17
If you use any of the types of envelope listed above, they may damage
your printer. This damage is not covered under any warranty or service
agreement.
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✒ Note
•
Before you print envelopes, you must ‘fan’ the stack of envelopes well to
avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
•
When you print on double-flap envelopes, place them sideways in the
Multi-purpose Tray.
Do not load different types of paper at the same time in the Multipurpose Tray because paper jams and misfeeds may occur.
Do not print on envelopes using Duplex Printing.
For correct printing, you must choose the same paper size from within
your software application as the paper in the tray.
If your application software does not support paper size selection in its
print menu, you can change the paper size by using the paper menu on
the printer control panel. For more information, see Chapter 3.
•
•
•
•
☛ 1.
Open the Multi-purpose Tray.
Fig. 1-18
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☛ 2.
Unfold the Multi-purpose Tray Extension.
Fig. 1-19
☛ 3.
Open the Face Up Output Tray and pull out the extension flap.
Fig. 1-20
☛ 4.
Place envelopes, with the side to be printed on face up, in the Multi-purpose
tray so they touch the back of the tray and remain below the limit mark.
Fig. 1-21
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✒ Note
If DL size double-flap envelopes were creased after they have been printed,
put in new DL size double-flap envelopes sideways, and print again.
✒ Note
When you place paper in the Multi-purpose Tray, note the following:
• If you will be printing on paper that weighs more than 135 g/m2 (36 lbs),
use the Face Up Output Tray.
• Insert the leading edge of the paper first and push it gently into the tray.
• The top of the paper stack must be under the guides that are on both
sides of the tray. The maximum thickness is 11 mm (or 0.43 inch).
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☛ 5.
Press and slide the paper width adjuster to fit the envelope size.
Fig. 1-21
✒ Note
•
☛ 6.
Make sure that neatly stacked envelopes are correctly seated in the
Multi-purpose Tray; otherwise, envelopes may not be fed correctly,
resulting in skewed printouts or paper jams.
Select the driver setting as follows:
Paper Size
Envelope Size
Media
Envelopes
Envelopes-Thin
Envelopes-Thick
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Paper Source
MP tray
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Printing on Labels and Transparencies
•
•
•
•
Do not use damaged, curled, wrinkled, or irregularly shaped paper.
Do not use labels without a mount.
We recommend that you use labels and transparencies that are made for
laser printers.
Use labels and transparencies that can withstand intense heat; the
interior of the printer reaches very high temperatures while printing.
Fig. 1-22
✒ Note
•
Before using paper with holes, such as organizer sheets, you must fan
the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
•
Do not place the punched holes of organizer sheets near the actuator
(paper sensor).
Do not use organizer sheets that are stuck together. The glue on them
might cause damage to the printer.
Do not load different types of paper at the same time in the paper
cassette because this may cause paper jams or misfeeds.
For correct printing, you must select the same paper size from within
your software application as the paper in the tray.
If your application software does not support paper size selection in its
Print menu, you can change the paper size by using the paper menu on
the printer control panel. For more information, see Chapter 3.
•
•
•
•
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Warning
Do not touch transparencies that have just been printed because they are
very hot!
☛ 1.
Open the Multi-purpose Tray.
☛ 2.
Unfold the Multi-purpose Tray Extension.
When you use labels, open the Face Up Output Tray.
When you use transparencies, print to the Face Down Output Tray.
Fig. 1-23
☛ 3.
Place paper with the side to be printed on face up in the Multi-purpose Tray so it
touches the back of the tray and remains below the limit mark.
Fig. 1-24
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✒ Note
When you place paper in the Multi-purpose Tray, note the following:
• If you will be printing on paper that weighs more than 135 g/m2 (36 lbs),
use the face up output tray.
• Insert the leading edge of the paper first and push it gently into the tray.
☛ 4.
Press and slide the Paper Width Adjuster on the right-hand side to fit the
paper.
Fig. 1-25
☛ 5.
Select the driver settings as follows:
To be printed on
Transparencies
Labels
Paper Size
A4
Letter
A4
Letter
Media
Transparencies
Thick paper
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Paper Source
Tray 1
MP tray
MP tray
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper
(Duplex printing)
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper:
•
•
•
•
If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
If paper is curled, straighten it, and then place it in the paper cassette.
Use A4, Letter or Legal size plain paper (60 to 105 g/m2 or 16 to 28 lb.).
Do not use bond paper.
If the paper is not feeding correctly, it may be curled. Remove the paper
and straighten it.
☛ 1.
Load paper into the Paper Cassette or Multi-purpose Tray.
☛ 2.
When you use A4 or Letter size paper, set the Paper Adjustment Lever for
Duplex Printing to match your paper size.
Fig. 1-26
✒ Note
If the Paper Adjustment Lever for Duplex Printing is not correctly set for the
paper size, paper jams may occur and the print will be out of position on the
paper.
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☛ 3.
For Windows User
Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. Select Duplex Printing
mode in the Advanced tab, make sure that ‘Use Duplex Unit’ has been
selected, and then click the OK button. The printer will print on both sides of
the paper automatically.
<PCL driver>
<PS driver>
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For Macintosh user
Change the Pages per sheet setting in Layout.
☛ 1.
Click the 'File' menu, and then select the 'Print' option. You will see a
dialogue similar to the one below:
☛ 2.
Click the "General" drop down box. You will see a drop down list with the
following options:
☛ 3.
Once on the layout page you can enable duplex by selecting the "Print on
Both Sides" checkbox.
From here you have the choice to select either long or shot edge duplexing.
Select the option you require for your print job. See the image below.
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From here you have the choice to select the Pages per sheet, Layout
direction and Border. Select the option you require for your print job. See the
image below.
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Booklet Printing (For PCL Driver Only)
The supplied printer drivers for Windows® 95 / 98 / Me, Windows NT® 4.0 and
Windows® 2000/XP support booklet printing.
Guidelines for Booklet Printing
•
•
•
•
If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
If paper is curled, straighten it, and then place it in the paper cassette.
Use A4 or Letter size plain paper (60 to 105 g/m2 or 16 to 28 lb.). Do not
use bond paper.
If the paper is not feeding correctly, it may be curled. Remove the paper
and straighten it.
☛ 1.
Load paper into the Paper Cassette or Multi-purpose Tray.
☛ 2.
When you use A4 or Letter size paper, set the Paper Adjustment Lever for
Duplex Printing to match your paper size.
Fig. 1-27
✒ Note
If the Paper Adjustment Lever for Duplex Printing is not correctly set for the
paper size, paper jams may occur and the print will be out of position on the
paper.
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☛ 3.
Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. After you check the
Duplex function in the Advanced tab, check the Booklet Printing function.
Select the Duplex mode. The printer will print a Booklet automatically.
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Manual Feed
If you place paper in the Multi-purpose Tray and the setting MANUAL FEED
= ON has been set in the PAPER mode from the control panel, the printer
will load paper only from the Multi-purpose Tray.
✒ Note
When you feed paper manually, note the following:
• If your application software supports a manual feed selection in the Print
menu, you can select it in that software. The software command setting
overrides the control panel’s setting. You will not have to set MANUAL
FEED and MP SIZE in the PAPER mode.
• If you use pre-printed paper in the Multi-purpose Tray, the paper should
be inserted top edge first with the pre-printed side face up.
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CHAPTER 2
DRIVER AND SOFTWARE
2
Printer Driver
A Printer Driver is software that translates data from the format used by a
computer into the format required by a particular printer. Typically, this is
done using a printer command language or page description language.
The printer drivers for the following operating systems are on the CD-ROM
that we have supplied. You can also download the latest printer driver from
the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com.
PCL Driver
BR-Script Driver
(Hewlett-Packard
LaserJet laser printer)
(Postscript Level3
language emulation)
Windows® 95/98/Me
✔
✔
Windows® 2000
✔
✔
Windows NT® 4.0
✔
✔
Windows® XP
✔
✔
BR-Script Driver
(PostScript Level3
language emulation)
✔
Mac OS 8.6-9.2
*Use the LaserWriter 8 Driver that we
have supplied for your OS
✔
Mac OS X 10.1
*Use the PostScript Driver that we have
supplied for your OS
•
•
If you want to print from a DOS application, please see Chapter 6.
When you print using a Network, you will need to have the Network
board installed. Please see Chapter 4.
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Features in the PCL Printer Driver
®
(Windows Users Only)
You can download the latest driver or get other product information by
accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com
You can also change settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the
tab screen.
!
Basic Tab
1
2
1
Select the Paper size, Multi-page, Orientation, Copies and Media
Type.
2
Select the Paper Source.
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!
Advanced Tab
3
2
4
5
1
Change the tab settings by pressing these icons as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Print Quality
Duplex / Booklet Printing
Watermark
Page Setting
Device Options
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♦ Print Quality
Select the Resolution, Toner Save and Print Setting and so on.
•
You can change the resolution as follows:
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200: Brother HQ1200 technology provides the best print quality
while printing at full engine speed.
•
Toner Save Mode
You can save running costs by turning on the Toner Save mode, which
reduces the print density.
•
Print Setting (Windows® 95/98/98SE/ME users only)
With the Print Setting set to MANUAL, you can change the Brightness,
Contrast, Graphics mode settings and TrueType mode options.
♦ Duplex Printing
This printer has a Duplex Printing function as standard. If you select the
Duplex icon, the dialogue box for duplex settings will appear. There are six
types of duplex options available for each orientation.
♦ Booklet Printing (For PCL driver Only)
This printer has a Booklet Printing function as standard. If you select the
Duplex icon, the dialogue box for duplex settings will appear, so you can
select from 2 types of booklet options.
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♦ Watermark
You can put a watermark logo or text into your documents.
When you use a bitmap file as a watermark, you can change the size of the
watermark and put it anywhere you like on the page.
When you use text as a watermark, you can change the font, darkness and
angle settings.
♦
Page Setting
Change the print image scaling and select Mirror / Reverse print options.
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♦ Device Options
You can the following Print Function modes in this tab.
Job Spooling
Quick Print Setup
Sleep Time
Status Monitor
Macro s
Administrator (Windows® 95/98/98SE/ME users only)
Insert Command File
Page Protection
Print Date & Time
HRC
TrueType Mode
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♦ Job Spooling
You can reprint a document without sending the data again from your PC
because the printer will save data that you specify for reprinting.
•
•
Last Job Reprint:
Secure Print:
Reprint the last job
Print the data with a password
For more information about the Reprint function, see “REPRINT button” in
Chapter 3.
✒ Note
If you want to prevent other people from printing your own data using the
Reprint function, remove the Use Reprint check mark in the Job Spooling
settings.
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!
Accessories
When you install the optional units, you can add those options and select
their settings in the Accessories tab as follows.
1
3
2
1
You can add and remove the optional units manually.
2
Auto Detect (Automatically Detect the Optional units)
This function detects the optional devices that have been installed.
The available functions are reflected in the printer driver.
When you press “Auto Detect”, options that are installed on the printer
will be listed. You can manually add or delete options. Tray and other
settings will match the installed options.
✒ Note
Auto Detect function is not available according to printer status and printer
condition.
3
Paper Source Setting
“Auto Detect function” recognises the size of paper in each paper tray.
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!
Support Tab
•
•
•
•
You can download the latest driver or get other product information by
accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com
You can see the printer driver version.
You can check the current driver settings.
You can print the Configuration page, Test page, and so on.
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Features in the PS Printer Driver
®
(Windows Users Only)
You can download the latest driver or get other product information by
accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com
✒ Note
The screens shown in this section are from Windows® 98. The screens on on
your PC vary depending on your Windows® Operating System.
!
Details Tab
Choose the port where your printer is connected or the path to the network
printer you are using.
Choose the printer driver that you have installed.
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!
Paper Tab
1
2
3
1
Select the Paper size, Layout and Orientation.
2
Select the Paper source.
3
Select the Duplex function.
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!
Graphics
Set the Resolution, and so on.
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!
Device Options
1
2
1
You can change settings by clicking on the setting and then choosing
a new value in the Change setting for box.
Toner Save Mode
Sleep Mode
Media Type
HRC setting
Job spooling (You need to set the RAM Disk size first. For more
information, see Chapter 3.)
2
Select the installed options from the list.
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Features in the PS Printer Driver
®
®
(Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2/Mac OS X 10.1 only)
You can download the latest driver or get other product information by
accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com
!
Page Setup
You can set the Paper size, Orientation and Scale.
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!
Layout
Set the layout, and so on.
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!
Specific Options
Set the Media Type, Resolution, secure printing, and so on.
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Software for Networks
♦
Web Browser Management
Many Brother printers support Embedded Web Server (EWS) technology.
This means that you can use a standard web browser to manage many
aspects of the printer; for example, you can view consumable life, configure
network parameters, view serial number information, printer usage, and so
on. Start your web browser and enter the NetBIOS name, DNS name or IP
address of the printer.
®
(Windows Users Only)
♦
BRAdmin professional
The BRAdmin Professional software is designed to manage your Brother
network connected devices. For example, Brother network ready printers and
Brother network ready Multifunction devices can be managed using the
BRAdmin Professional software. The BRAdmin Professional software can
also be used to manage devices from other manufacturers whose products
support the SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).
♦
Storage Manager
Brother Storage Manager software can manipulate the printer forms that you
may have stored in the internal flash memory.
You can print the fixed form document at any time from the control panel.
To make the fixed documents print, you must first write Fonts, Macros or
fixed forms to the memory of your printer.
♦
Driver Deployment Wizard
This installer includes the Windows PCL driver and Brother network port
driver (LPR and NetBIOS). The administrator should set up the IP address,
Gateway and Subnet with BRAdmin Professional before using this software.
If the administrator then installs the printer driver and port driver using this
software, he can save the file to the File server or send the file in E-mail to
users. Then, each user just clicks that file to have the printer driver, port
driver, IP address, and so on, automatically copied to their PC.
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Software installation for Windows Computers
You can install the Software from the CD-ROM that we have supplied as
follows:
☛ 1.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The opening screen appears
automatically.
If the screen does not appear, click Start and choose Run, enter the CD drive letter and type \START.EXE (for example: D:\START.EXE).
☛ 2.
Select the LANGUAGE, and then follow the on-screen instructions. The
printer driver will complete the installation.
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Software Installation for Macintosh
Computers
This printer supports Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 and Mac OS X 10.1
!
Apple LaserWriter 8 Driver
The Apple LaserWriter Driver may have been installed with your system. It is
also available at http://www.apple.com
LaserWriter 8 versions 8.6 and 8.7 have been tested for use with this printer.
!
PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs)
PPDs, in combination with the Apple LaserWriter 8 Driver, access the printer
features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer.
An installation program for the PPDs (“BR-Script PPD Installer”) is provided
on the CD-ROM.
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Automatic Emulation Selection
This printer has an Automatic Emulation Selection function. When the printer
receives information from the computer, it automatically chooses the
emulation mode. This function has been set at the factory to ON.
The printer can select among the following emulation combinations:
EPSON (default)
HP LaserJet
BR-Script 3
EPSON FX-850
IBM
HP LaserJet
BR-Script 3
IBM Proprinter XL
You can choose the emulation mode manually by using the EMULATION
menu in the SETUP mode on the printer control panel. For more information,
see Chapter 3.
✒ Note
When you use the Automatic Emulation Selection, note the following:
• The EPSON or IBM emulation mode priority must be selected because
the printer cannot distinguish between them. Since the factory setting is
EPSON emulation mode, so to use the IBM emulation mode you will
need to select it by using the EMULATION menu in the SETUP mode on
the printer control panel.
• Try this function with your application software or network server. If the
function does not work properly, either select the required emulation
mode manually using the printer panel buttons or use the emulation
selection commands in your software.
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Automatic Interface Selection
This printer has an Automatic Interface Selection function. When the printer
receives data from the computer, it automatically selects the interface that is
appropriate.
When you use the parallel interface, you can turn the high-speed and bidirectional parallel communications on or off by using the Parallel menu in
the INTERFACE mode on the printer control panel. For more information, see
Chapter 3. Since the Automatic Interface Selection mode has been set at the
factory to ON, simply connect the interface cable to the printer.
If a Network board (Brother NC-4100h) has been installed, select NETWORK
mode on the printer control panel.
If you constantly use only one interface, we recommend that you select that
interface in the Interface mode. The printer allocates all of the input buffer to
that interface if only one interface is selected.
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Printer Settings
Factory Settings
The printer settings have been set at the factory before shipment. They are
called “Factory Settings.” Although you can operate the printer with these
factory settings unchanged, you can tailor the printer with user settings.
Please see “List of Factory Settings” in Chapter 3.
✒ Note
Changing the user settings does not affect factory settings. You cannot
modify the preset factory settings.
The changed user settings can be restored to the factory default settings with
the RESET MENU mode. For more information, see Chapter 3.
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CHAPTER 3
CONTROL PANEL
3
Control Panel
Fig. 3-1
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Buttons
You can control the basic print operations and change the printer settings
with the seven buttons on the control panel (Go, Job Cancel, Reprint, +, −,
Set, Back).
1
B
Buuttttoonn
Go
FFuunnccttiioonn
Exit from the Control panel menu, Reprint
settings and Error messages.
Pause / Continue printing.
2
Job Cancel
Stop and cancel the printer operation in
progress.
3
Reprint
Set the Reprint menu.
4
+
Move forward and backward through menus.
-
Move forward and backward through
selectable options.
Set
Select the displayed menu.
5
Set the selected menus and settings.
6
Back
Go back one level in the menu structure.
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Go Button
Press the G
Goo button once to return the printer status to “READY” from the
current settings (MENU, ERROR and REPRINT). For ERROR indications,
the control panel changes only when the error is cleared.
You can “PAUSE” printing with the G
Goo button. If you press the G
Goo button
again you restart the print job and clear the PAUSE. During PAUSE, the
printer is in the off-line state.
✒ Note
If you do not wish to print the remaining data when the printer is in PAUSE,
you can cancel the job by pressing the JJoobb C
Caanncceell button. Then, press the
G
o
Go button to clear the PAUSE and return the printer to the “READY” state.
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Job Cancel Button
You can cancel the processing or printing of data with the JJoobb C
Caanncceell
button. The display shows “JOB CANCELLING” until cancelling is completed.
After cancelling the job, the printer returns to the “READY” state.
When the printer is in any state except receiving data or printing, the display
shows “NO DATA!!!” and you cannot cancel the job.
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Reprint Button
If you want to reprint a document that has just been printed, you can reprint it
by pressing the R
Reepprriinntt button.
When you want to print SECURE data, we recommend that you use RAM
enhancement to enable you to reprint using the RAM function.
When you use RAM to reprint;
☛ 1.
Press the S
Seett button on the Control panel to exit from the READY status and
select RAMDISK SIZE in the SETUP mode.
☛ 2.
The default RAM size is 0MB. Press the + button to increase the reprint RAM
size in 1MB steps.
✒ Note
When you increase the RAM size for secure printing, the work area of the
printer is decreased and printer performance will be reduced. When you
store data in RAM, the data will be deleted when the printer power is turned
off.
We also recommend adding additional RAM if you want to be able to print a
large amount of secured data. (See RAM Expansion in Chapter 4.)
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! Reprinting the Last JOB
You can reprint the last print job without sending it from the computer again.
✒ Note
•
•
•
•
•
When REPRINT is set to OFF using the control panel and you press the
R
Reepprriinntt button, the LCD briefly shows “NO DATA STORED.”
If you want to cancel reprinting, press the JJoobb C
Caanncceell button.
If the printer does not have enough memory to spool the print job, it will
print only the last page.
Pressing the – or + button increases or decreases the number of copies
to be reprinted. You can select between COPIES= 1 and COPIES=999.
For more information about the settings in the printer driver, see “Job
Spooling” in Chapter 2.
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♦
Reprint the Last JOB 3 Times
✒ Note
If you print using the printer’s own driver, the settings for Job Spooling in the
printer driver will take priority over the settings made on the printer control
panel. For more information, see “Job Spooling” in Chapter 2.
☛ 1.
Press the R
Reepprriinntt button.
COPIES=
1
↓
COPIES=
↓
Press + until the number of copies is displayed.
3
Seett or R
Reepprriinntt button.
Press the S
PRINTING
✒ Note
•
•
If you wait too long to continue pressing the buttons on the control panel,
the display exits the REPRINT menu.
If you want to reprint the data and have pressed the G
Goo button, the
S
e
t
display shows “PRESS SET TO PRINT.” Press Set to start the reprint
job or press the G
Goo button to cancel the reprint job.
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! Printing SECURE Data
Secure documents are password protected. Only those people that know the
password will be able to print the document. The printer will not print the
document when you send it for printing; to print the document you must use
the control panel of the printer.
When you want to delete the spooled data, you can carry out this operation
on the control panel.
✒ Note
•
•
If there is data in the job information that cannot be displayed on the
LCD, the display shows “?”.
You can reprint the job using the supplied printer driver. For more
information about the settings in the printer driver, see “Job Spooling” in
Chapter 2.
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♦
Operations for Printing Secure Data
If there is no data,
Press the Reprint button.
NO DATA STORED
↓
LAST JOB
↓
Press + or -
↓
Press Set.
SECURE
USER
✶✶✶✶✶✶✶
↓
JOB
Press + or – to select the user name.
Press Set to set the user name.
✶✶✶✶✶✶✶
↓
Press + or – to select the job.
Press the Set button to set the job.
PASS NO.=0000
↓
COPIES=
Input your password.
Press the Set button to set the password.
1
↓
Press the Set or Reprint button .
If you press the Go button, the display shows “PRESS SET TO
PRINT.”
PRINTING
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♦ When There Is No Reprint Data in Memory
If the printer does not have any data in buffer memory and you press the
R
Reepprriinntt button, the LCD briefly shows “NO DATA STORED.”
♦
When You Cancel the Reprint Job
Pressing the JJoobb C
Caanncceell button allows you to cancel the reprint job. The JJoobb
C
Caanncceell button also allows you to cancel a paused reprint job.
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Menu (+ / – / Set / Back) Button
If you press the + or – button when the printer is in the on-line state
(READY), it goes off-line and the LCD displays the current mode.
! + / – Button
Pressing the + or – button allows you to scroll forward or backward through
the menus and settings on the display. Press or hold the button until the
display shows the item you want.
There are two ways to input numbers.
You can press the ++ or –– button to scroll up or down to set one number at a
time, or you can hold down the ++ or –– button to scroll faster. When you see
the number you want, press the S
Seett button.
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! Set Button
Pressing the S
Seett button allows you to set the selected menu or the default
number. After you change the menu or number, an asterisk will appear briefly
on the right side of the message and the mode will return to the previous
menu.
! Back Button
Press the B
Baacckk button to return to the previous level from the current menu
level. The B
Baacckk button allows you to select the previous digit while inputting
numbers. When the leftmost digit is selected, the B
Baacckk button allows you to
go up one level in the menu. When a menu or number without an asterisk
Seett button not pressed) is selected, the B
(S
Baacckk button allows you to return to
the previous menu level with the original setting unchanged.
✒ Note
When you press the S
Seett button to select a setting, ✱ (an asterisk) appears
briefly at the end of the display. Since the asterisk indicates the selection,
you can easily find the current settings as you scroll through the display.
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LED
The lamps light or blink to indicate the current printer status.
! DATA - Orange LED
LLE
ED
D iinnddiiccaattiioonn
M
Meeaanniinngg
On
Data remains in the printer buffer.
Blinking
Receiving or processing data
Off
No remaining data
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LCD Display
The display shows the printer status. When you use the control panel
buttons, the display will change.
If any problems occur, the display shows the error message to prompt you to
take action. For more information about these messages, see
“TROUBLESHOOTING” in Chapter 6.
BACK LIGHTS
Off
The printer is in Sleep status.
Green (General)
Warming up
Ready to print
Printing
Red (Error)
A problem has occurred with the printer.
Orange (Setting)
Setting Menu
Setting reprint times
Pause
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! Printer Status Messages
The following table shows the printer status messages that are displayed
during normal operation:
P
Prriinntteerr S
Sttaattuuss M
Meessssaaggee
M
Meeaanniinngg
READY
Ready to print.
PROCESSING
Busy processing data.
SLEEP
In Sleep status (power save mode).
PRINTING
Printing.
SELF TEST
Performing self-diagnostics.
PAUSE
The printer has suspended feeding forms.
Pressing the G
Goo button resumes form feed.
NOW INITIALIZING
The printer is setting up.
WARMING UP
The printer is warming up.
MEMORY SIZE=XX MB
This printer has XX MB memory.
JOB CANCELLING
Cancelling the job.
RESOLUTION ADAPT
Printing with reduced resolution.
PRESS SET TO PRINT
Press the S
Seett button to start printing.
RESET TO FACTORY
SETTING
The printer settings return to the factory
settings.
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How to Use the Control Panel
+ , −− , S
When you operate the M
Meennuu buttons (+
Seett, B
Baacckk), remember the
following basic steps:
•
If control panel buttons are not pressed for 30 seconds, the LCD returns
to READY.
•
When you press the S
Seett button to select a setting, ✱ (an asterisk)
briefly appears at the end of display. After that, the display returns to the
previous menu level.
•
If you make a change and then press the B
Baacckk button before you press
t
e
S
the Set button, the display will return to the previous menu with the
original setting unchanged.
•
Baacckk buttons, remember the following
Seett, B
When you operate the ++, −− , S
basic steps.
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♦
For Example: When You Want to Turn the MP FIRST Setting ON
Choose this setting to feed paper from the Multi-purpose Tray first.
READY
↓
+ button.
Press the +
+
Press the + or –– button to scroll forward or backward through the
menu selections.
INFORMATION
↓
Seett button.
Press the S
Seett button to enter the next level of the displayed menu.
Press the S
PAPER
↓
Seett button to proceed to the next menu level.
Press the S
↓
+ button.
Press the +
SOURCE
MP FIRST
↓
Seett button.
Press the S
✱
=OFF
↓
+ button.
Press the +
↓
Seett button.
Press the S
An asterisk ✱ briefly appears at the end of the display.
The default setting is indicated by an “✱”.
=ON
=ON
✱
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Control Panel Menus
We named the Paper tray in this manual and LCD panel as shown below:
Upper Paper Tray
Tray 1
Multi-purpose Tray
MP Tray
Optional Lower Tray
Tray 2
There are 8 modes. For more information about the selections available for
each mode, refer to the pages listed below.
♦ INFORMATION
For more information, see page 3-19
♦ PAPER
For more information, see page 3-20
♦ QUALITY
For more information, see page 3-20
♦ SETUP
For more information, see page 3-21
♦ PRINT MENU
For more information, see page 3-22
♦ NETWORK
For more information, see page 3-26
♦ INTERFACE
For more information, see page 3-27
♦ RESET MENU
For more information, see page 3-28
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! INFORMATION
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PRINT SETTINGS
Print the Configuration page.
PRINT TEST
Print the Test page.
RRINT DEMO
Print the Demonstration page.
PRINT FILE LIST
Print the File List.
PRINT FONTS
Print the Font List and samples.
VERSION
MAINTENANCE
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SER.NO=#########
Printer serial number.
ROM VER=####
ROM firmware version (only Network users)
ROM DATE ##/##/##
ROM date (only Network users)
NET VER=####
Network firmware version
NET DATE ##/##/##
Network date
RAM SIZE=###MB
The size of memory in this printer.
PAGE COUNTER
=######
REMAIN DRUM
=######
REMAIN PF KIT1
=######
REMAIN PF KIT2
=######
REMAIN FUSER
=######
REMAIN LASER
=######
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! PAPER
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SOURCE
=AUTO / MP TRAY /TRAY1 / TRAY2
TRAY PRIORITY
=MP>T1>T2 / T1>T2>MP
MP FIRST
=OFF/ON
Feed paper from the MP tray first.
MP SIZE
=ANY / LETTER / LEGAL / A4 / …
MANUAL FEED
=OFF/ON
TRAY1 SIZE
=ANY / LETTER / LEGAL / A4 / …
TRAY2 SIZE
=ANY / LETTER / LEGAL / A4 / …
DUPLEX
=OFF/ON(LONG BIND)/ON(SHORT BIND)
! QUALITY
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RESOLUTION
=300/600/HQ1200
You can choose a print resolution of 300, 600 or HQ1200.
HRC
=OFF/LIGHT/MEDIUM/DARK
HRC: High Resolution Control offers improved print quality of characters and
graphics that conventional laser printers cannot attain with a resolution of 300
or 600 dpi.
TONER SAVE
=OFF/ON
DENSITY
=-6:0:6
Increase or decrease the print density.
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! SETUP
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LANUGAGE
= ENGLISH /FRANÇAIS /…
LCD DENSITY
=0/1/2
POWER SAVE TIME
=1:99MIN.
AUTO CONTINUE
=OFF/ON
LOCK PANEL
=OFF/ON
Turns the lock panel function on/off.
PASS NO.=###
RERRINT
=ON/OFF
PAGE PROTECTION
PROTECT = AUTO
EMULATION
=AUTO (EPSON)/AUTO(IBM)/ HP LASERJET/….
KEEP PCL
=OFF/ON
RAMDISK SIZE
=0/1/2…MB
DELETE STORAGE
Delete the internal flash memory print data.
AUTO, OFF, LETTER, A4 OR LEGAL
RESTART?
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SECURE FILE
Select the User Name, Job Name and
Password.
DATA ID
=####
MACRO ID
=####
FONT ID
=####
FORMAT
OK?
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! PRINT MENU
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MEDIA TYPE
=PLAIN PAPER / TRANSPARENCIES / THIN PAPER / …
PAPER
Set cut sheet paper size to LETTER, LEGAL, A4, …
COPIES
=1:999
Shows the number of printed pages.
ORIENTATION
=PORTRAIT/LANDSCAPE
This printer can print pages in portrait or landscape orientation.
PRINT POSITION
AUTO FF=OFF
This printer can be adjusted to correct the page format.
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X OFFSET=0
Move the print start position (at the upper left
corner of pages) horizontally up to –500 (left) to
+500 (right) dots in 300 dpi units.
Y OFFSET=0
Move the print start position (at the upper left
corner of pages) vertically up to –500 (up) to
+500 (down) dots in 300 dpi units.
=OFF/1:5:99 (sec)
Allows you to print the remaining data without pressing the Go button.
FF SUPPRESS
=OFF/ON
Turn the form feed suppress function on/off.
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! PRINT MENU (continued)
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FONT NO.
=I0000:?????
FONT PITCH/POINT
=???.??
SYMBOL/CHARACTER
SET
PC-8/…
TABLE PRINT
Print code table.
AUTO LF=OFF
=OFF/ON
Set the symbol set or the character set.
ON: CR→CR+LF,
OFF: CR→CR
=OFF/ON
AUTO CR=OFF
ON: LF→LF+CR, FF+CR, or VT→VT+CR
OFF: LF→LF, FF→FF, or VT→VT
=OFF/ON
AUTO WRAP=OFF
Line feed and carriage return occurs when the
printer reaches the right margin.
=ON/OFF
AUTO SKIP=ON
Line feed and carriage return occurs when the
printer position reaches the bottom margin.
=####
LEFT MARGIN
Set the left margin at column 0 to 126 columns
at 10 cpi.
=####
RIGHT MARGIN
Set the right margin at column 10 to 136
columns at 10 cpi.
=####
TOP MARGIN
Set the top margin at a distance from the top
edge of the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0”
Factory setting=0.5
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HP LASERJET
(continued)
BOTTOM MARGIN
=####
Set the bottom margin at a distance from the bottom
edge of the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0”
Factory setting: 0.33(None-HP), 0.5(HP)
LINES
=####
Set the number of lines per page from 5 to 128 lines.
EPSON FX-850
FONT NO.
=I0000:?????
FONT PITCH/POINT =???.??
SYMBOL/CHARACTER PC-8/…
SET
Set the symbol set or the character set.
TABLE PRINT
Print code table.
AUTO LF=OFF
=OFF/ON
ON: CR→CR+LF
OFF: CR→CR
AUTO MASK
=OFF/ON
LEFT MARGIN
=####
Set the left margin at column 0 to 126 columns at 10
cpi.
RIGHT MARGIN
=####
Set the right margin at column 10 to 136 columns at 10
cpi.
TOP MARGIN
=####
Set the top margin a distance from the top edge of the
paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0” Factory setting=0.33
BOTTOM MARGIN
=####
Set the bottom margin a distance from the top edge of
the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0” Factory
setting=0.33
LINES
=####
Set the number of lines per page from 5 to 128 lines.
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! PRINT MENU (continued)
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IBM PROPRINTER
FONT NO.
=I0000:?????
FONT PITCH/POINT
=???.??
SYMBOL/CHARACTER
SET
PC-8/…
TABLE PRINT
Print code table.
AUTO LF=OFF
=OFF/ON
Set the symbol set and the character set.
ON: CR→CR+LF,
OFF: CR→CR
AUTO CR=OFF
=OFF/ON
LEFT MARGIN
=####
Set the left margin at column 0 to 126 columns
at 10 cpi.
=####
RIGHT MARGIN
Set the right margin at column 10 to 136
columns at 10 cpi.
=####
TOP MARGIN
Set the top margin a distance from the top edge
of the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0”
Factory setting=0.33
=####
BOTTOM MARGIN
Set the bottom margin a distance from the top
edge of the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0”
Factory setting=0.33
=####
LINES
Set the number of lines per page from 5 to 128
lines.
BR-SCRIPT
ERROR PRINT
=OFF/ON
APT
=OFF/ON
APT: Advanced Photoscale Technology offers
photographic fine grayscale on graphics. APT
setting is available only at 600 dpi.
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! NETWORK
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TCP/IP
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TCP/IP ENABLE
=ON/OFF
IP ADDRESS=
###.###.###.###
SUBNET MASK=
###.###.###.###
GATEWAY=
###.###.###.###
IP BOOT TRIES
=#
IP METHOD
=AUTO/STATIC/RARP/BOOTP/DHCP
NETWARE ENABLE
=ON/OFF
NET FRAME
=AUTO/8023/ENET/8022/SNAP
NETWARE
APPLETALK
=ON/OFF
NETBEUI
=ON/OFF
DLC/LLC
=ON/OFF
BANYAN
=ON/OFF
LAT
=ON/OFF
NETBIOS/IP
=ON/OFF
ENET
=AUTO/100B-FD/100B-HD/10B-FD/10B-HD
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AUTO IF TIME
= 1:5:99 (sec)
You must set the timeout period for the auto interface selection.
INPUT BUFFER
RESTART PRINTER?
= Level1:5:15
Increase or decrease the
input buffer capacity.
PARALLEL
When using the parallel interface
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HIGH SPEED
=ON/OFF
Turns the high-speed parallel communications
ON/OFF.
=ON/OFF
BI-DIR=ON/OFF
Turns the bi-directional parallel communications
ON/OFF.
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! RESET MENU
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RESET PRINTER
Resets the printer and restores all printer settings – including command
settings – to settings you have previously made with the control panel buttons.
FACTORY RESET
Resets the printer and restores all printer settings – including command
settings – to the factory settings. See “List of Factory Settings.”
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CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL
! Set IP Address
INFORMATION
↓
+ or –– button to select the “NETWORK” Mode.
Press the +
NETWORK
↓
Seett button.
Press the S
↓
Seett button.
Press the S
TCP/IP
TCP/IP ENABLE
↓
+ button.
Press the +
IP ADDRESS=
↓
192.0.0.192
↓
Seett button.
Press the S
✲
The last digit of the number which you can change, is blinking.
+ or –– button to increase or decrease the number.
Press the +
S
Press the Seett button to go to the next number.
123.0.0.192
↓
Repeat this until you have set your IP address.
123.45.67.89
↓
123.45.67.89
Seett button to complete the IP address.
Press the S
✲
An asterisk appears at the end of the display.
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! About Emulation Modes
This printer has the following emulation modes.
♦
HP LaserJet Mode
The HP LaserJet mode (or HP mode) is the emulation mode in which this
printer emulates the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet laser printer. Many software
applications support this type of laser printer. Using this mode will allow your
printer to operate at its optimum performance with those applications.
♦
BR-Script 3 Mode
BR-Script is an original page description language and a PostScript
language emulation interpreter. This printer supports level 3. The BR-Script
interpreter of this printer enables full and satisfactory control of text and
graphics on pages.
Average users will not need extensive knowledge of the PostScript language.
However, if you want to obtain technical information about PostScript
commands, see the following commercial manuals:
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•
•
•
♦
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual,
2nd Edition. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.,
1990.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Program Design.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1988.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Tutorial and
Cookbook. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual,
third Edition. Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc., 1999.
EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Mode
The EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL modes are the emulation modes
that this printer emulates to meet the industry-standard for dot matrix printers
of their respective manufacturers. Some applications support these dot
matrix printer emulations. Use these emulation modes for optimum
performance when printing from those types of applications.
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CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL
! List of Factory Settings
The following table shows the initial factory default settings.
✒ Note
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•
•
•
The settings are subject to the emulation mode. Effective modes are
indicated in parentheses in the following table.
The following settings cannot be restored to the factory settings with the
RESET menu in the “FACTORY SETTINGS” mode: INTERFACE MODE,
HRC SETTING, PAGE PROTECTION, SCALABLE FONT, LOCK
PANEL, PAGE COUNTER and local language for display messages.
The COPY setting is always restored to the factory setting when the
printer is turned off and on again.
It is not possible to reset the NETWORK settings from the Control panel.
If you wish to reset the print server back to its default factory settings
(resetting all information such as the password and IP address
information) hold down the Network Test Button of the Network board
(NC-4100h) for more than 5 seconds.
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SOURCE
=AUTO
TRAY PRIORITY
=MP>T1>T2
MP FIRST
=OFF
MP SIZE
=ANY
MANUAL FEED
=OFF
TRAY1 SIZE
=ANY
TRAY2 SIZE
=ANY
DUPLEX
=OFF
RESOLUTION
=600
HRC
=MEDIUM
TONER SAVE
=OFF
DENSITY
=0
LANGUAGE
=ENGLISH
LCD DENSITY
=0
POWER SAVE TIME
=5 MIN.
AUTO CONTINUE
=OFF
LOCK PANEL
=OFF
REPRINT
=ON
EMULATION
=AUTO (EPSON)
KEEP PCL
=OFF
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PRINT MENU
MEDIA TYPE
=PLAIN PAPER
PAPER
=A4/LETTER
COPIES
=1
ORIENTATION
=PORTRAIT
PRINT POSITION
X OFFSET=0
Y OFFSET=0
AUTO FF TIME
=5
FF SUPPRESS
=OFF
HP LASER JET
FONT NO.=IO59
FONT PITCH/POINT=10.00/12.00
SYMBOL/CHARACTER SET=PC8
AUTO LF=OFF
AUTO CR=OFF
AUTO WRAP=OFF
AUTO SKI=ON
LEFT MARGIN=####
RIGHT MARGIN=####
TOP MARGIN=####
BOTTOM MARGIN=####
LINES=####
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(continued)
EPSON FX-850
FONT NO.= IO 59
FONT PITCH/POINT=10.00/12.00
SYMBOL/CHARACTER SET=US ASCII
AUTO LF=OFF
AUTO MASK=OFF
LEFT MARGIN=####
RIGHT MARGIN=####
TOP MARGIN=####
BOTTOM MARGIN=####
LINES=####
FONT NO.= IO 59
IBM PROPRINTER
FONT PITCH/POINT=10.00/12.00
SYMBOL/CHARACTER SET=PC8
AUTO LF=OFF
AUTO CR=OFF
LEFT MARGIN=####
RIGHT MARGIN=####
TOP MARGIN=####
BOTTOM MARGIN=####
LINES=####
ERROR PRINT=OFF
BR-SCRIPT
APT=OFF
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TCP/IP
TCP/IP ENABLE=ON
IP METHOD=AUTO
IP ADDRESS=192.0.0.192
SUBNET MASK=0.0.0.0
GATEWAY=0.0.0.0
IP BOOT TRIES=3
IP METHOD=AUTO
NETWARE ENABLE=ON
NETWARE
NET FRAME=AUTO
APPLETALK
=ON
NETBEUI
=ON
DLC/LLC
=ON
BANYAN
=ON
LAT
=ON
NETBIOS/IP
=ON
ENET
=AUTO
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
CHAPTER 4
OPTIONS
4
Optional Accessories
This printer has the following optional accessories. You can increase the
capabilities of the printer with these items.
♦
Options
Lower Tray Unit
Network Board
Additional Memory
IrDA Interface
LT-500
NC-4100h
100pin DIMM
IR-1000
See Lower tray unit
in this chapter
See Network option
in this chapter
See RAM expansion
in this chapter
See IrDA interface in
this chapter
Optional Font
Package
BS-3000
See Optional font
package in this
chapter
4-1
Lower Tray Unit (LT-500)
The Lower Tray Unit (tray 2) is a device that functions as an additional
2
paper source. It can hold a maximum of 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m or 21
lb.).
Multi-purpose Tray
(MP tray)
100 sheets
Paper cassette
(Tray 1)
250 sheets
Lower Tray Unit
(Tray 2)
250 sheets
Expands up to a total of 600 sheets
Fig. 4-1
To purchase the optional Lower Tray Unit (Tray 2), consult the dealer where
you purchased the printer.
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
Installing the Lower Tray Unit
Install the optional Lower Tray Unit under the printer as follows:
☛ 1.
Turn off the power switch, and then unplug the power cord.
☛ 2.
Close the Front Cover, Multi-purpose Tray, Face Up Output Tray and Extension
Flap.
☛ 3.
Lift the printer carefully with both hands and put it on top of the Lower Tray
Unit. Make sure that the alignment pins of the Lower Tray Unit are positioned
into the guide holes of the underside of the printer.
Fig. 4-2
☛ 4.
To install the Lower Tray Unit, refer to the instructions supplied with the
Lower Tray Unit.
4-3
☛ 5.
After installing the Lower Tray Unit, press Auto Detect in the Accessories
tab of the printer driver.
☛ 6.
Change the Paper size, Media Type and Paper resource setting in the
printer driver Properties tab.
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
Network Option NC-4100h
(For HL-1850 User Only)
Installing the Network board enables you to use the printer in the TCP/IP,
IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, DLC/LLC, Banyan VINES, DEC LAT and NetBEUI
environments. Useful utilities such as BRAdmin Professional and Network
Printing software for the administrator are included.
For more information about Set Up, see the Network User’s Guide.
Installing the Network Board
☛ 1.
Turn off the printer, and then unplug the power cord. Disconnect the interface
cable (printer cable) from the printer.
☛ 2.
Remove the Interface Cover by sliding it.
Fig. 4-3
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☛ 3.
Unscrew the two screws that secure the PCB Access Plate. Remove the plate.
Fig. 4-4
☛ 4.
Remove the two screws securing the Network Board Cover Plate and remove
the plate.
Fig. 4-5
☛ 5.
Unpack the Network Board.
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☛ 6.
Insert the Network Board connector into the PCB connector, and then secure
it with the two screws removed in Step 4.
Fig. 4-6
☛ 7.
Re-install the PCB Access Plate, and then secure it with the two screws you
removed in Step 3.
Fig. 4-7
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☛ 8.
Re-install the Interface Cover.
Fig. 4-8
☛ 9.
Plug the power cord into the AC outlet, and then turn on the power switch.
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
RAM Expansion
HL-1850:
This printer has 16 Mbytes of standard memory and one slot for optional
expansion memory. The memory can be expanded up to 144 Mbytes by
installing a commercially available dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs).
(The standard memory installed varies depending on the country where
the printer is purchased.)
HL-1870N:
This printer has 32 Mbytes of standard memory and one slot for optional
expansion memory. The memory can be expanded up to 144 Mbytes by
installing a commercially available dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs).
(The standard memory installed varies depending on the country where
the printer is purchased.)
This printer uses memory modules that are: 100 pins, no-parity, SDRAM
with 8 Mbytes or more. This printer is not compatible with Extended Data
Output (EDO) DIMM, or DIMM that uses 2 Mbytes SDRAM.
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♦
Minimum Memory Recommendation
HL-1850 (Including 16 Mbytes of Internal Memory)
HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200
Letter/A4
Standard
Standard
Standard
Legal
Standard
Standard
Standard
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200
Letter/A4
Standard
Standard
Standard
Legal
Standard
Standard
Standard
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200
HP LaserJet
Standard
Standard
32 Mbytes
BR-Script 3
Standard
Standard
32 Mbytes
BR-Script 3 mode
Duplex printing
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
HL-1870N (Including 32 Mbytes of Internal Memory)
HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200
Letter/A4
Standard
Standard
Standard
Legal
Standard
Standard
Standard
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200
Letter/A4
Standard
Standard
Standard
Legal
Standard
Standard
Standard
300 dpi
600 dpi
HQ1200
HP LaserJet
Standard
Standard
Standard
BR-Script 3
Standard
Standard
Standard
BR-Script 3 mode
Duplex printing
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The following DIMM size can be installed:
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16 Mbyte
32 Mbyte
64 Mbyte
128 Mbyte
TECHWORKS
TECHWORKS
TECHWORKS
TECHWORKS
PM-HP 16M-BR
PM-HP 32M-BR
PM-HP 64M-BR
PM-HP 128M-BR
In general, DIMM must have the following specifications:
Type:
100 pin and 32 bit output
CAS Lantency
2 or 3
Clock Frequency
66MHz or more
Capacity:
16, 32, 64 Mbyte or 128 Mbyte
Height:
46mm (1.8 inches) or less
Parity
NONE
Dram Type:
SDRAM 4 Bank
SDRAM can be used.
✒ Note
For more information, consult the dealer where you purchased the printer.
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CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS
Installing Additional Memory
Install additional memory (DIMM) as follows:
☛ 1.
Turn off the printer, and then unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
Disconnect the interface cable (printer cable) from the printer.
✒ Note
Be sure to turn off the power to the printer before you install or remove the
DIMM.
☛ 2.
Remove the Interface cover by sliding it.
Fig. 4-9
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☛ 3.
Unscrew the two screws that secure the PCB Access Plate. Slide the plate
toward you and remove it.
Fig. 4-10
☛ 4.
!
Unpack the DIMM and hold it by the edges.
Caution
DIMM boards can be damaged by even a small amount of static electricity.
Do not touch the memory chips or the board surface. Wear an antistatic
wrist strap when you install or remove the board. If you do not have an
antistatic wrist strap, frequently touch the bare metal on the printer.
☛ 5.
As you hold the DIMM by the edges, align the notches on the DIMM with the
DIMM slot.
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☛ 6.
Press the DIMM straight into the slot (press firmly). Make sure the locks on
each side of the DIMM snap inward into place. (To remove a DIMM, the locks
must be released.)
Fig. 4-11
☛ 7.
Install the PCB Access Plate. Secure the PCB Access Plate with the two
screws.
Fig. 4-12
☛ 8.
Re-install the Interface Cover.
☛ 9.
Reconnect the interface cable (printer cable) from your computer. Plug the
power cord into the AC outlet, and then turn on the power switch.
☛ 10.
After you turn on the printer, the current RAM disk size will appear on the
LCD. Check it to make sure you added the new memory correctly.
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IrDA Interface (IR-1000)
IR-1000 connects to any printer and print data without connecting cables.
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•
•
•
•
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Support IrDA1.1 Infrared communication standard.
Fully compatible with Windows® 95/98/Windows® Me, Windows NT®
4.0,Windows® 2000/XP Infrared printer device.
Transmits and receives data up to 4 Mbits/s.
Connects to the PC parallel port and connects to the Centronic (parallel)
port on the printer.
Allows a printer to communicate with an infrared-equipped portable
computer.
Transmission range: 1 cm (0.39 inch) up to 100 cm (39 inch) meet IrDA
standard.
30 degrees cone angle.
Selects between infrared or parallel port.
Fig. 4-13
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Optional Font Package (BS-3000)
The optional font package (BS-3000) is a CD-ROM from which you can install
the 136 PS3 Agfa TrueType Fonts.
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C H A PTER 5
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
5
Replacing the Consumables
You need to replace the consumables regularly. When the time comes to
replace consumables, the following messages will appear on the LCD panel.
(Appears at intervals)
TONER LOW
See the ‘TONER LOW’ message explanation in this chapter.
TONER EMPTY
See the ‘TONER EMPTY’ message explanation in this chapter.
CHANGE DRUM SOON
See the ‘CHANGE DRUM SOON’ message explanation in this chapter.
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♦
!
Accessories
Toner Cartridge
Drum Unit
See ‘Replacing the Toner
Cartridge’ in this chapter
See ‘Replacing the Drum Unit’
in this chapter
Replacing Maintenance Parts
You need to replace the maintenance parts regularly to maintain print
quality. When it is time to replace the parts, the following messages will
appear on the LCD.
REPLACE FUSER
See “Maintenance Messages” in this chapter.
REPLACE PF KIT
See “Maintenance Messages” in this chapter.
REPLACE LASER
See “Maintenance Messages” in this chapter.
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!
Toner Cartridge
A new toner cartridge contains enough toner to print up to 6,500 A4/Lettersize single-sided pages at 5% coverage (if the print density is set at level 0).
✒ Note
•
•
•
•
The amount of toner used varies according to what is printed on the
page and the print density setting.
The more that is printed, the more toner will be used.
If you change the print density setting for lighter or darker printing, the
amount of toner that is used will change (more for darker printing).
Do not unpack the toner cartridge until immediately before you are to
use it in the printer.
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!
TONER LOW Message
(appears at intervals)
TONER LOW
If the LCD shows this message, the toner cartridge has nearly run out of
toner. Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready before you get a
TONER EMPTY message. To replace the toner cartridge, refer to ”Replacing
the Toner Cartridge” in this chapter.
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!
TONER EMPTY Message
Check printed pages, page counter, and display messages routinely. If the
display shows the following message, the printer has run out of toner or the
toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge.
TONER EMPTY
!
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
✒ Note
To make sure you get the best print quality, make sure you use quality toner
cartridges. If you want to buy toner cartridges, contact the dealer who you
bought the printer from.
☛1
Press the Cover Release Button and then open the Front Cover.
Fig. 5-1
5-5
☛ 2.
Pull out the Drum Unit Assembly.
Fig. 5-2
!
Caution
•
•
We recommend that you put the Drum Unit Assembly on a piece of
disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner.
To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the
electrodes shown below.
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☛ 3.
Press the Lock Lever down, and then pull the Toner Cartridge out of the Drum
Unit Assembly.
Fig. 5-3
!
Caution
Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner spills on your hands or clothes,
wipe or wash it off immediately with water.
✒ Note
•
•
☛ 4.
Make sure you seal the toner cartridge tightly so that toner powder does
not spill out of the cartridge.
Dispose of the used toner cartridge in accordance with local plastic
waste regulations.
Unpack the new Toner Cartridge. Keeping the cartridge horizontal, gently
rock it from side to side five or six times.
Fig. 5-4
5-7
!
Caution
•
•
•
•
☛5
Wait to unpack the Toner Cartridge until immediately before you put it in
the printer. If Toner Cartridges are left unpacked for a long time, the
toner will not last as long as it should.
If an unpacked Drum Unit is put in direct sunlight or room light, the unit
may be damaged.
Use a genuine Brother Toner Cartridge that is specially formulated for
high-quality printing.
Printing with a toner or a toner cartridge that is not made by Brother may
reduce the print quality and the quality and life of the printer itself. It may
also cause serious damage to the performance and life of a drum unit.
The warranty does not cover problems caused by using other toners,
toner cartridges or drum units.
Remove the protective cover.
Fig. 5-5
!
Caution
Put in the Toner Cartridge immediately after you remove the protective
cover. Do not touch the shaded parts shown below as this may affect print
quality.
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☛ 6.
Put the new Toner Cartridge into the Drum Unit until you hear it lock into
place. When the Toner Cartridge is fitted correctly, the lock lever is lifted
automatically.
Fig. 5-6
!
Caution
Make sure you fit the Toner Cartridge correctly or it may separate from the
Drum Unit when you pick up the Drum Unit Assembly.
☛ 7.
Clean the Primary Corona Wire inside the Drum Unit by gently sliding the
blue tab from right to left several times. Return the tab to the Home position
(▲) before you put the Drum Unit back in the printer.
Home Position
Fig. 5-7
!
Caution
Make sure that you return the tab to the Home position (▲) before you put
the Drum Unit back in the printer. If you do not, printed pages may have
vertical stripes.
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☛ 8.
Put the Drum Unit back into the printer. Close the Front Cover.
Fig. 5-8
✒ Note
We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the Toner
Cartridge. See “Cleaning” in this chapter.
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!
CHANGE DRUM SOON Message
CHANGE DRUM SOON
The printer uses a Drum Unit to create the print images on paper. If the
display shows the above message, it means the Drum Unit is near the end
of its life. We recommend that you replace the Drum Unit with a new one
before there is a noticeable deterioration in the print quality.
!
Replacing the Drum Unit
This printer can print upto 20,000 pages *1 with one Drum Unit.
*1
At 5% coverage print (A4-Letter size). The actual number of printed pages
may vary depending on the average type of print job and paper.
✒ Note
There are many things that affect how long the drum unit lasts for, such as
the temperature, humidity, type of paper, type of toner used, the number of
pages in each print job and so on. Under ideal conditions, a drum unit will
last for upto 20,000 pages. The actual number of pages that your drum will
print may be significantly less than this estimate. Because we have no
control over the many things that affect the actual drum life, we cannot
guarantee a minimum number of pages that your drum will print.
For best performance, only use genuine Brother toner. You should only use
the printer in a clean, dust-free environment with suitable ventilation.
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☛ 1.
Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover.
☛ 2.
Pull out the Drum Unit Assembly.
!
Caution
•
•
☛ 3.
!
We recommend that you put the drum unit Assembly on a piece of
disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner.
To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the
electrodes shown below.
While pressing the Lock Lever, pull the Toner Cartridge out of the Drum Unit
Assembly.
Caution
Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner spills on your hands or clothes,
wipe or wash it off immediately with water.
✒ Note
Get rid of the used Drum Unit according to local regulations. Make sure that
you seal up the Drum Unit tightly so that toner powder does not spill out of
the unit.
Handle the Toner Cartridge carefully. If toner spills on your hands or clothes,
wipe or wash it off immediately with water.
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☛ 4.
!
Unpack the new Drum Unit.
Caution
Wait to unpack a Drum Unit until immediately before you put it in the printer.
If an unpacked Drum Unit is put in direct sunlight or room light, the unit may
be damaged.
☛ 5.
!
Put the Toner Cartridge into the new Drum Unit until you hear it lock into
place with a click. When the Toner Cartridge is fitted correctly, the Lock
Lever is will automatically lift up.
Caution
Make sure you fit the toner cartridge correctly, or it may separate from the
Drum Unit when you pick up the Drum Unit Assembly.
☛ 6.
Put the drum unit back in the printer.
☛ 7.
Reset the drum counter (see the instructions supplied with the new drum
unit).
✒ Note
Do not reset the drum counter if you are only replacing the toner cartridge.
☛ 8.
Close the Front Cover.
✒ Note
We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the Drum Unit.
See “How to Clean the Printer” in this chapter.
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Cleaning
Clean the printer exterior and interior routinely. If printouts are stained with
toner, clean the printer interior and Drum Unit.
!
Cleaning the Printer Exterior
☛ 1.
Turn off the printer, and then unplug the power cord.
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the
printer, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the
power cord from the power outlet.
☛ 2.
Wipe dirt and dust away from the printer exterior with a damp cloth and
allow the printer to dry completely before turning the power on again.
✒ Note
Use water or neutral detergents for cleaning. Cleaning with volatile liquids
such as thinner or benzene will damage the surface of the printer.
Do not use cleaning materials that contain ammonia. They will damage the
printer and the Toner Cartridge.
☛ 3.
Plug in the power cord, and then turn on the power switch.
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!
Cleaning the Printer Interior
☛ 1.
Turn off the power switch, and then unplug the power cord.
Warning
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the
printer, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the
power cord from the outlet.
☛ 2.
Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover.
☛ 3.
Pull the Drum Unit Assembly out of the printer.
!
Caution
Handle the drum unit carefully since it contains toner. If toner spills on your
hands or cloths, wipe or wash it off immediately with water.
✒ Note
We recommend that you put the drum unit on a piece of disposable paper or
cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner.
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☛ 4.
Gently wipe the scanner window with a soft dry cloth.
Fig. 5-9
Warning
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are
extremely HOT! When you open the covers of the printer, never touch the
shaded parts shown in the following illustrations.
!
Caution
•
•
Do not touch the scanner window with your fingers.
Do not wipe the scanner window with isopropyl alcohol.
☛ 5.
Put the drum unit back into the printer. Close the Front Cover.
☛ 6.
Plug in the power cord, and then turn on the power switch.
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!
Cleaning the Corona Wire
☛1
Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover.
☛ 2.
Pull out the Drum Unit Assembly.
!
Caution
•
•
☛ 3.
We recommend that you put the drum unit Assembly on a piece of
disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner.
To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the
electrodes shown below.
Clean the Primary Corona Wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the
blue tab from right to left several times. Return the tab to the Home position
(▲) before putting the drum unit back into the printer.
Home Position
Fig. 5-10
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!
Caution
Be sure to position the tab to the Home position, or printed pages will have
a thick vertical stripe.
☛ 4.
Put the drum unit back into the printer.
☛ 5.
Close the Front Cover.
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Maintenance Messages
This printer will regularly prompt you to replace parts so you can rely upon it
to maintain the best print quality.
LCD Message
Item
Approximate Life
REPLACE FUSER
Fixing unit
80,000 pages *1
REPLACE PF
KIT1
REPLACE PF
KIT2
REPLACE LASER
Paper feeding kit
50,000 pages *1
Paper feeding kit
50,000 pages *1
Scanner unit
200,000 pages *1
*1
To Purchase
Replacement
Call Customer
Support
Call Customer
Support
Call Customer
Support
Call Customer
Support
At 5% print coverage (A4-Letter size). The actual number of printed
pages may vary depending on the print jobs and paper you use.
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C H A PTER 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
6
LCD Messages
Error Messages
O
Oppeerraattoorr C
Caalll M
Meessssaaggee
A
Accttiioonn
TONER EMPTY
Replace the Toner Cartridge with a new one.
See “Replacing the Toner Cartridge” in Chapter 5.
NO PAPER XXXX
Load paper into the indicated printer tray.
COVER OPEN
Close the Front Cover.
FUSER OPEN
Close the Jam Clear Cover.
See illustration of the Jam Clear Cover in this chapter.
FACE UP OPEN
Close the Face Up Output Tray.
JAM XXXXXX
Remove the jammed paper from the indicated area.
See “Paper Jams and How to Clear Them".
MANUAL FEED
Load the correct size of paper on the Multi-purpose Tray, and then
press the G
Goo button.
BUFFER ERROR
Check the Interface setting.
STORAGE FULL
Delete unnecessary macros or fonts.
DOWNLOAD FULL
Add the optional memory.
See “Installing Additional Memory” in Chapter 4.
FONT FULL
Add the optional memory.
See “Installing Additional Memory” in Chapter 4.
MEMORY FULL
Add the optional memory.
See “Installing Additional Memory” in Chapter 4.
PRINT OVERRUN
•
Reduce the resolution, or add the optional memory.
See “Installing Additional Memory” in Chapter 4.
•
Set Page Protect to the correct size.
IGNORE DATA
Send correct data to the printer.
SIZE ERROR T1
Set the correct paper that you want to use into the Tray1, or load the
same size paper that you selected in the current driver setting. “What
kind of paper can I use?” in Chapter 1.
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SIZE ERROR T2
Set the correct paper that you want to use into the Tray2, or load the
same size paper that you selected in the current driver setting. “What
kind of paper can I use?” in Chapter 1.
SIZE ERROR DX
Specify the printable paper size.
NO DX TRAY
Install the Duplex Tray correctly.
DX LEVER ERROR
Set Paper Adjustment Lever for duplex printing.
NO TRAY1
Install the standard paper cassette (Tray 1) into the printer.
CLEAN DRUM UNIT
Clean the corona wire. See "Cleaning the Corona Wire" in Chapter 5.
SIZE MISMATCH
1.
2.
Put in the correct size of paper.
Select the correct size of paper on the Control Panel.
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Maintenance Messages
W
Waarrnniinngg M
Meessssaaggee
A
Accttiioonn
CHANGE DRUM SOON
The drum unit is almost at the end of its life. Prepare a new
drum unit.
See “CHANGE DRUM SOON Message” in Chapter 5.
TONER LOW
Prepare a new Toner Cartridge.
See “TONER LOW Message” in Chapter 5.
REPLACE PF KIT1/2
See “Maintenance Messages ” in Chapter 5.
REPLACE FUSER KIT
See “Maintenance Messages ” in Chapter 5.
REPLACE LASER KIT
See “Maintenance Messages ” in Chapter 5.
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Service Call Messages
When any of the following messages appear on the LCD, turn the printer Off,
wait 5 seconds, and then turn the printer On again. If this does not clear the
problem, consult your dealer or an authorised Brother service
representative.
ERROR
SERVICE CALL
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Troubleshooting Paper Handling
First, make sure that you are using paper that meets our recommended paper
specifications. See “What Kind of Paper Can I Use?” in Chapter 1.
Problem
Recommendation
The printer does not load
paper.
•
If there is paper in the paper cassette, make sure it is straight. If
the paper is curled, you should straighten it before printing.
Sometimes it is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack over
and place it back in the paper cassette.
•
Reduce the amount of paper in the paper cassette, and then try
again.
•
Make sure that the MANUAL FEED = ON (STOP) is not selected
on the control panel.
The printer does not load
paper from the Multi-purpose
Tray.
•
Fan the paper, and then put the paper back in firmly.
•
Make sure that the MANUAL FEED = ON (STOP) is not selected
on the control panel.
The printer does not load
envelopes.
•
The printer can load envelopes from the Multi-purpose Tray. Your
application software must be set up correctly to print on the
envelope size you are using. This is usually done in the page
setup or document setup menu of your software. Please see your
software application manual.
There is a paper jam.
•
Clear the jammed paper (see “Paper Jams and How to Clear
Them” in this chapter).
The printer does not print to
the Face Down Output Tray.
•
Close the Face Up Output Tray.
The printed pages are curled,
so the Face Down Output Tray
cannot hold the prescribed
number of pages.
•
Turn the paper in the Paper Cassette over.
•
Change the printer driver setting in Media Type to Transparencies
from the current setting.
The printer does not print on
the paper you have chosen.
•
Make sure that the cable is connected to the printer
•
Make sure that you have chosen the appropriate printer driver.
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Paper Jams and How to Clear Them
When there is a paper jam in the printer, it will stop printing and display the
following messages.
The shaded areas in the following illustrations show the locations of the
jammed paper.
JAM TRAY1
JAM INSIDE
JAM TRAY2
JAM REAR
JAM MP TRAY
JAM DUPLEX
PAPER JAM
If you see the “PAPER JAM” error message, there are several possible
places that the paper could have jammed. See the “PAPER JAM” section in
this chapter for more information.
Find the location of the jammed paper and follow the instructions to remove
it.
After you have followed the instructions, the printer will automatically resume
printing.
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JAM TRAY1
JAM TRAY1
Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam:
☛ 1.
Pull the Paper Cassette completely out of the printer.
Fig. 6-1
☛ 2.
Pull the jammed paper out of the printer.
Fig. 6-2
6-7
☛ 3.
!
Put the paper cassette back into the printer.
Caution
Do not pull out the standard Paper Cassette (Tray 1) while paper is being fed
from the Optional Lower Paper Cassette, as this will cause a paper jam.
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JAM TRAY2
JAM TRAY2
Follow the instructions below to clear the paper jam:
☛ 1.
Pull the lower paper cassette completely out of the printer.
Fig. 6-3
☛ 2.
Using both hands, pull the jammed paper out of the printer.
Fig. 6-4
☛ 3.
Put the lower paper cassette back into the printer.
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JAM MP TRAY
JAM MP TRAY
Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam:
☛ 1.
Remove the jammed paper from the Multi-purpose Tray.
Fig. 6-5
☛ 2.
Put all the paper back into the Multi-purpose Tray correctly.
Fig. 6-6
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JAM INSIDE
JAM INSIDE
Follow the instructions below to clear the paper jam:
☛ 1.
Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover.
Fig. 6-7
☛ 2.
Pull the Drum Unit Assembly out of the printer. Pull the Paper Cassette
completely out of the printer.
☛ 3.
Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
Fig. 6-8
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Warning
The fixing roller is extremely hot during operation. Remove the paper
carefully.
!
Caution
•
•
•
•
After you remove the jammed paper, if the printed page has a stain,
print several pages before restarting your print job.
Remove the jammed paper carefully so you don’t spread toner.
Take care not to stain your hands and clothes with toner. Immediately
wash toner stains with cold water.
Never touch the transfer roller.
☛ 4.
Press the Lock Lever down, and then pull the Toner Cartridge out of the Drum
Unit Assembly. Remove any paper that may be jammed inside the Drum unit.
☛ 5.
Put the Toner Cartridge into the Drum Unit until you hear it lock into place with
a click.
☛ 6.
Put the Drum unit and Paper Cassette back into the printer. Close the Front
Cover.
Fig. 6-9
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JAM REAR
JAM REAR
Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam:
☛ 1.
Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover.
☛ 2.
Pull the Drum Unit Assembly out of the printer.
!
Caution
•
•
We recommend that you put the Drum Unit Assembly on a piece of
disposable paper or cloth so you don’t accidentally spill the toner.
To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, do not touch
the electrodes shown below.
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☛ 3.
Pull the jammed paper out of the printer.
Fig. 6-10
If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 7.
☛ 4.
Open the Face Up Output Tray.
Fig. 6-11
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!
Caution
After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are
extremely hot! Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the
internal parts of the printer.
☛ 5.
Open the Jam Clear Cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
Jam Clear Cover
Fig. 6-12
☛ 6.
Close the Jam Clear Cover. Close the Face Up Output Tray.
Fig. 6-13
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☛ 7.
Put the drum unit back into the printer.
☛ 8.
Close the Front Cover.
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JAM DUPLEX
JAM DUPLEX
Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam:
☛ 1.
Open the Face Up Output Tray.
Fig. 6-14
☛ 2.
Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
Fig. 6-15
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☛ 3.
Close the Face Up Output Tray.
If the paper jam cannot be cleared, go to the next step.
☛ 4.
Pull the Duplex Tray and Paper Cassette out of the printer.
Fig. 6-16
☛ 5.
Pull the jammed paper out of the printer.
Fig. 6-17
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☛ 6.
Put the Duplex Tray and Paper Cassette back into the printer.
Fig. 6-18
✒ Note
•
•
•
The JAM DUPLEX message appears if you remove a sheet of paper
from the Face Down Output Tray after only one side has printed.
The paper sizes you can use for the Duplex Printing function are A4,
Letter and Legal.
If the Paper Adjustment Lever for Duplex Printing is not set correctly for
the paper size, paper jams may occur and the printing will be out of
position on the page.
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PAPER JAM
PAPER JAM
Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam:
☛ 1.
Pull the Paper Cassette completely out of the printer.
☛ 2.
Pull the jammed paper out of the printer.
Fig. 6-19
If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 10.
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☛ 3.
Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover.
Fig. 6-20
☛ 4.
Pull the drum unit completely out of the printer. Pull the jammed paper up
and out of the printer.
Fig. 6-21
If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 8.
☛ 5.
Open the Face Up Output Tray.
Fig. 6-22
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☛ 6.
Open the Jam Clear Cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
Jam Clear Cover
Fig. 6-23
☛ 7.
Close the Jam Clear Cover. Close the Face Up Output Tray.
☛ 8.
Put the drum unit back into the printer.
☛ 9.
Close the Front Cover.
☛ 10.
Put the Paper Cassette back in the printer.
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Improving the Print Quality
This section provides information on the following topics:
Image Defect Examples
ABCDEFGH
CDEF
abcdefghijk
defg
ABCD
abcde
01234
Recommendation
•
Check the printer's environment. Conditions such as humidity
and high temperatures may cause this print defect to occur. See
“Place the Printer” in Chapter 1.
•
If the whole page is too light, toner save mode may be on. Turn
the toner save mode off on the Printer Properties tab of the
Driver.
•
Try using a new Toner Cartridge. See “Replacing the Toner
Cartridge” in Chapter 5.
•
Increase the Print Density by using the QUALITY mode on the
printer control panel. See “Control Panel Menus” in Chapter 3.
•
Make sure you use paper that meets our recommended
specifications. See “Recommended Paper” in Chapter 1.
•
Check the printer's environment; high temperature and high
humidity can increase the amount of background shading. See
“Positioning the Printer” in Chapter 1.
•
Use a new Toner Cartridge. See "Replacing the Toner Cartridge"
in Chapter 5.
•
Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. Rough
paper, paper that has absorbed moisture, or thick paper can
cause the problem. See “What Kind of Paper Can I Use?” in
Chapter 1.
•
Make sure that you chose the appropriate media type in the
printer driver. See “What Kind of Paper Can I Use?” in Chapter 1.
•
The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"Replacing the drum unit" in Chapter 5.
•
The toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new toner
cartridge. See "Replacing the Toner Cartridge" in Chapter 5.
•
The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Customer Support.
Faint
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Gray Background
Ghost
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Image Defect Examples
Recommendation
•
Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. Rough
paper may cause this problem. See “What Kind of Paper Can I
Use?” in Chapter 1.
•
The drum unit may be damaged. Install a new drum unit. See
"Replacing the drum unit" in Chapter 5.
•
The toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new toner
cartridge. See "Replacing the Toner Cartridge" in Chapter 5.
•
The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Customer Support.
•
Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. See
“What Kind of Paper Can I Use” in Chapter 1.
•
Chose the ‘Thick Paper Mode’ in the printer driver, or use thinner
paper than you are currently using.
•
Check the printer’s environment because conditions such as high
humidity may cause this problem. See “Positioning the Printer” in
Chapter 1.
•
The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See
"Replacing the drum unit" in Chapter 5.
•
Clean the Corona Wire. See "Cleaning the Corona Wire" in
Chapter 5.
•
The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Customer Support.
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Toner Specks
Hollow Print
All Black
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Image Defect Examples
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Recommendation
•
If the problem is not sorted out after printing a few pages, there
may be glue on the drum surface.
•
Clean the drum unit as follows:
1. Position the print sample in front of the drum unit, and find the
exact position of the image fault.
White Spots
Printed pages have white spots in black
text and graphics at intervals of 94 mm
(3.7 in.).
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Black Spots
Printed pages have black spots at
intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.).
Fig. 6-31
2. Turn the drum unit gear by hand while looking at the surface
of the drum.
Fig. 6-32
3. When you have found the mark on the drum that matches the
print sample, wipe the surface of the drum with a dry cotton
swab until the dust or paper powder on the surface comes off.
Fig. 6-33
6-25
Image Defect Examples
Recommendation
!
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Caution
Do not try to clean the surface of the drum with anything sharp, such
as a ballpoint pen.
White Spots
Printed pages have white spots in black
text and graphics at intervals of 94 mm
(3.7 in.).
•
The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See
“Replacing the drum unit” in Chapter 5.
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Printed pages have black spots at
intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.).
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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING
Image Defect Examples
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Recommendation
•
The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See
"Replacing the drum unit" in Chapter 5.
•
Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. See
“What Kind of Paper Can I Use?” in Chapter 1.
Note
Black Horizontal Repetitive Defects
Toner scatters and stains the printed
page.
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
•
If you use label sheets for laser printers, the glue from the sheets
may sometimes stick to the drum surface. Clean the drum unit.
See the previous page.
•
Do not use paper that has clips or staples because they will
scratch the surface of the drum.
•
If the unpacked drum unit is in direct sunlight or room light, it may
be damaged.
•
Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. Rough
or thick paper can cause the problem. See “What Kind of Paper
Can I Use” in Chapter 1.
•
Make sure you chose the appropriate media type in the printer
driver.
•
The problem may disappear by itself. Try printing a few pages to
clear this problem especially if you have not used the printer for a
long time.
•
The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See
"Replacing the drum unit" in Chapter 5.
•
The Drum Unit may be damaged. Put in a new Drum Unit. See
"Replacing the drum unit" in Chapter 5.
•
The Toner Cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new Toner
Cartridge. See "Replacing the Toner Cartridge" in Chapter 5.
•
The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Customer Support.
•
Clean the Corona Wire. See "Cleaning the Corona Wire" in
Chapter 5.
•
Return the tab on the drum unit to the Home position.
White Horizontal Stripes
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Horizontal Lines
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Black Vertical Lines
Printed pages are stained with toner
or have vertical stripes.
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Image Defect Examples
Recommendation
.
•
You may clear the problem by wiping the scanner window with a
soft cloth. See “How to Clean the Printer” in Chapter 5.
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
•
ABCD
abcde
01234
Make sure that there are no piece of paper inside the printer
covering the scanner window.
•
The Toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new Toner
cartridge. See "Replacing the Toner Cartridge" in Chapter 5.
•
Make sure the paper or other media is loaded into the paper
cassette correctly and that the guides are not too tight or too
loose against the paper stack.
•
Set the paper guides correctly. Make sure that the tips of the
paper guides fit into the slots correctly. See “Printing from the
Paper Cassette” in Chapter 1.
•
If you are using the Multi-purpose Tray, see "Printing from the
Multi-purpose Tray" in Chapter 1.
•
The Paper Cassette may be too full. See “Printing from the Paper
Cassette” in Chapter 1
•
Check the paper type and quality. See "What Kind of Paper Can
I Use?" in Chapter 1.
•
Check the paper type and quality. High temperatures and
humidity will cause paper to curl. See “What Kind of Paper Can
I Use?” in Chapter 1.
•
If you don’t use the printer very often, the paper may have been
in the paper cassette for too long. Turn over the stack of paper in
the paper cassette. Also, try rotating the paper 180° in the paper
cassette.
•
Make sure that paper is loaded properly. See “Printing from the
Paper Cassette” in Chapter 1.
B DEFGH
abc efghijk
•
A CD
bcde
1 34
Check the paper type and quality. See “What Kind of Paper Can I
Use” in Chapter 1.
•
Turn over the stack of paper in the tray or try rotating the paper
180° in the tray.
White Vertical Streaks
FGH
ABCDE
hijk
fg
abcde
ABCD
abcde
01234
Page Skew
Curl or Wave
Wrinkles or Creases
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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING
How to Print Correctly
Problem
Recommendation
The printer prints unexpectedly
or it prints garbage.
•
Make sure the printer cable is not too long. We recommend you
use a parallel cable that is less than 2 metres (6 1/2 feet) long.
•
Check if the printer cable is damaged or broken.
•
If you are using an interface-switching device, remove it, and
then connect your computer directly to your printer and try again.
•
Check that you have chosen the appropriate printer driver as ‘Set
as Default’.
•
Check that the printer is not connected to the same port that is
also connected to a storage device or scanner. Remove all other
devices and connect the port to the printer only.
•
Turn off the status monitor in the Device / Options page on the
Advanced tab in the printer driver.
The DL size of envelopes that
have been creased after they
were printed.
•
Put in new DL size envelopes sideways, and print again. Refer to
‘Printing Envelopes’ in Chapter 1.
The printer cannot print full
pages of a document. An error
message “PRINT OVERRUN”
occurs.
•
Press the Go button to print the data that is left in the printer.
•
If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
•
Change the following settings in the supplied Windows driver,
and then try again. The best combination of settings below will
vary depending on your document.
The printer cannot print full
pages of a document. A
"MEMORY FULL" error
message occurs.
®
•
Graphics mode
•
TrueType mode
•
Use Printer TrueType Fonts
•
Press the Go button to print the data that is left in the printer.
•
Reduce the print resolution or reduce the complexity of your
document.
•
Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially available
DIMM. Refer to ‘RAM Expansion’ in Chapter 4.
6-29
Problem
Recommendation
MY headers or footers appear
when I view my document on
the screen but they do not
show up on printed pages.
•
Most laser printers have a restricted area that cannot be printed
on. Usually the first two lines and the last two lines of a page
cannot have print (leaving 62 printable lines). Adjust the top and
bottom margins of your document to allow for this.
Other Problems
Problem
Recommendation
The printer cannot print.
“There was an error writing to
LPT1: (or BRUSB) for the
printer.” error message occurs
on your PC.
•
Check that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
•
If you have an interface-switching device, make sure that the
correct printer is selected.
For DOS Users
Problem
Recommendation
Unable to print from
application software.
•
Check that the DOS application software interface settings
match that of your printer. For example, if you are using a
parallel printer cable, you would most likely set your DOS
software printer port to LPT1.
•
Check if the printer has any printer alarms.
•
Check that you have chosen the appropriate printer driver in your
application software.
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CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING
BR-Script 3 Language
Problem
Recommendation
The printer cannot print.
If “IGNORE DATA” appears on the LCD message, please do the
following:
1. Reset the printer.
2. Set “ERRORPRINT” to ON, and print again.
3. If the Error is “LIMITCHECK,” add the optional memory. See
“Installing Additional Memory” in Chapter 4.
The print speed slows down.
Add the optional memory. See “Installing Additional Memory” in
Chapter 4.
The printer cannot print EPS
data.
You need the following settings to print this type of data:
1. Select the printer you use in the Printer folder.
2. Press the “Advanced” button on the PostScript tab.
3. Select the “Tagged binary communication protocol” in the Data
format section.
6-31
APPENDIX
APPENDIX
Printer Specifications
ENGINE
Technology
Print Speed
Electrophotographic
Normal
Letter: 19 ppm
A4:
Duplex Printing
18 ppm
Up to 8.5 ppm
Less than 12 sec*1
First Print Time
Windows® 95 / 98 / Me / HQ1200*2*3
®
Windows NT 4.0 /
600 dpi
Windows® 2000 /
®
Windows XP
300 dpi
DOS
600 dpi
®
Mac OS 8.6 to 9,2/
®
Mac OS X 10.1
HQ1200*2*3
600 dpi
300 dpi
*4
HRC
For 300 / 600 dpi
*5
APT
Yes (Windows® only)
A–1
CONTROLLER
Processor
Fujitsu MB86834 100MHz
Option
Interface
Standard
Option
Network
Connectivity
HL-1850
16MB
HL-1870N
32MB
HL-1850
1 DIMM (100pin) slot (16, 32, 64,
128MB);
expandable up to 144MB
HL-1870N
1 DIMM (100pin)
slot (16, 32, 64, 128MB);
expandable up to 144MB
HL-1850
IEEE 1284 Parallel, USB,
HL-1870N
IEEE 1284 Parallel, USB,
10/100 Base TX (NC-4100h)
HL-1850
10/100 Base TX (NC-4100h),
IrDA (IR-1000)
HL-1870N
IrDA (IR-1000)
Interface
10/100 Base TX (option for HL-1850,
standard for HL-1870N)
Protocol
TCP/IP, EtherTalk, IPX/SPX, DEC LAT,
Banyan VINES, NetBEUI, DLC/LLC
Management Tool
BRAdmin Professional*6
Web Based Management*7
PCL6, BR-Script 3*8, IBM Proprinter XL,
Epson FX-850
Emulation
Resident Fonts
PCL
66 scalable fonts, 12 bitmap fonts, 11
bar codes*9
BR-Script 3*8
66 fonts
Option
136 Agfa PS3 fonts*10
A–2
APPENDIX
SOFTWARE
Printer Driver
PCL Driver for Windows® 95 / 98 / Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows®
®
2000 and Windows XP
BR-Script 3*8 (PPD file for Windows® 95 / 98 / Me, Windows NT® 4.0,
®
®
*11
Windows 2000, Windows XP and Macintosh )
Utility Software
Internet Print software*12
Storage Manager*13
CONTROL PANEL
Display
Buttons
LCD
1 line, 16 Digits, 3 colors
LED
1 LED
7 Buttons
Go, Job Cancel, Reprint, Set, Back, and 2 scroll
buttons
PRINTER DRIVER FUNCTIONS
Page Layout
N-up Printing
2, 4, 9, 16, 25 in 1 page
Poster Printing
1 in 4, 9, 16, 25
Watermark
Printing
Yes
Booklet Printing Yes
Quick Print Setup*14
Other
SUPPLIES
Toner
Up to 6,500 A4/LTR pages @5% coverage
Drum
Up to 20,000 A4/LTR pages (1 page / job)
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTS
425 (W) x 424(D) x 275 (H) mm
Dimensions
(16.7" x 16.7" x 10.8")
Weights
HL-1850
Approx. 14.5 kg (32.0 lbs.) including the drum
unit and toner cartridge
HL-1870N
Approx. 14.7 kg (32.4 lbs.) including the drum
unit and toner cartridge
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OTHERS
Power Consumption
Printing
Less than 410 W
Standby
Less than 70 W
Sleep
HL-1850 : Less than 9 W
HL-1870N : Less than 10 W
(Default activation time : 5 mintues)
Off
Less than 0.25 W
(The only way to achieve 0 W power consumption is to unplug the power
cord from the AC outlet.)
Noise Level
Noise per ISO 9296
Printing
Less than 50 dB
Standby
Less than 30 dB
Printing
Lwad = 67dB (A)
You might want to install printers with a sound power level of Lwad 63 dB
(A) or more in a separate room or cubicle.
Ecology
Standby
Lwad = 43dB (A)
Power Save
Yes
Toner Save
Yes
*1
From standard Paper Cassette
*2
Brother HQ1200 technology provides the best print quality while printing at full engine speed.
*3
On BR-Script driver (PPD file) with Mac OS 8 or later
*4
High Resolution Control
*5
Advanced Photoscale Technology
*6
Original Windows utility for print server management
*7
Printer and print server management through Web Browser
*8
PostScript 3 language emulation
*9
Code39, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-128, Codabar, FIM(US-PostNet),
ISBN, Code128
*10
Total number of PS3 fonts is 165 (136 Agfa fonts + 29 original fonts)
*11
EtherTalk only
*12
Utility software to print at this printer from a remote computer via the Internet.
®
®
(For Windows 95 / 98 / Me, NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP)
*13
Utility software to manage fonts and macros (electronic forms) stored in the printer memory.
®
®
(For Windows 95 / 98 / Me, NT 4.0 / 2000 / XP)
*14
A printer driver function that enables you to change the driver settings without opening the Property
dialog.
®
A–4
APPENDIX
Print Media and Size
The paper trays and LCD panel descriptions in this manual are named as
shown below.
Upper Paper Tray
Tray 1
Multi-purpose Tray
MP Tray
Optional Lower Tray
Tray 2
The printer loads paper from the installed Multi-purpose Tray, Upper Paper
Tray or the Optional Lower Paper Tray.
Select the Media Type
in the Printer Driver
Media Type
Tray 1
MP Tray
Tray 2
Duplex
Printing
Plain Paper
✔
✔
✔
✔
Plain paper
Recycled Paper
✔
✔
✔
✔
Plain paper
Bond Paper
✔
✔
✔
Bond paper
Thick Paper
✔
Transparencies
✔
Transparencies
Label
✔
Plain paper
Envelopes
✔
Card Stock
✔
Thick paper or
Thicker paper
Envelopes
Envelopes – Thin
Envelopes – Thick
✔
Thick paper or
Thicker paper
A–5
Upper Paper
Tray (Tray 1)
Multi-purpose
Tray (MP Tray)
Optional Lower
Tray Unit
(Tray 2)
Duplex Printing
Paper Size
A4, Letter, Legal,
8.5 x 13 in., B5
(JIS), B5 (ISO),
Executive, A5, A6,
B6
Width:
70 to 216 mm
(2.75 to 8.5 in.)
Length:
116 to 356 mm
(4.57 to 14.0 in.)
A4, Letter, Legal,
B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO),
Executive, A5
A4, Letter, Legal
Capacity
250 sheets
2
(80 g/m or 21 lbs.)
100 sheets
2
(80 g/m or 21 lbs.)
250 sheets (80
2
g/m or 21 lbs.)
Legal: 30
8.5 x 13 in.: 30
labels: 10
A–6
APPENDIX
We recommend the following print methods (output tray) for each paper
media type:
Media Type
Paper Output
Plain Paper
Notes
Face Down
Face up
✔
✔
60 g/m to 105 g/m
(16 to 28 lbs.)
✔
105 g/m to 161 g/m
(28 to 43 lbs.)
Thick Paper
Recycled Paper
✔
Transparencies
✔
2
2
2
2
✔
OHP films
Label
✔
Envelopes
✔
Card Stock
✔
You can select the priority of the paper source by using the Paper menu on
the printer control panel.
For more information about the paper settings, see Chapter 3.
A–7
What Is Important When You Choose Paper to
Use with This Printer
♦
Before You Purchase a Large Quantity of Paper
Make sure that the paper is suitable for the printer.
♦
Paper for Plain Paper Copies
Paper is divided by usage, such as paper for printing and paper for copying.
The usage is usually shown on the paper’s package. Check the package to
see whether it is suitable for laser printers. You must use paper that is
suitable for laser printers.
♦
Basis Weight
The basis weight of the paper for general use varies in different countries.
We recommend that you use paper that weighs 75 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (20 to
24 lb.), although this printer is able to cope with thinner or thicker paper than
these weights.
Unit
Europe
USA
g/m2
80 to 90
75 to 90
lb
♦
20 to 24
Long Grain and Short Grain
Though most plain paper for copying is long grain, some is short grain. We
recommend that you use long grain paper for this printer. Short grain paper
is too weak to be carried through the printer.
A–8
APPENDIX
♦
Acid Paper and Neutralized Paper
Paper can be classified as either acid paper or neutralized paper.
Modern methods for making paper started with acid paper, but neutralized
paper is taking the place of acid paper because of environmental or
preservation issues.
However, many forms of acid paper can be found in recycled paper. We
recommend that you use neutralized paper for this printer.
You can use an acid paper check pen to distinguish acid paper from neutral
paper.
♦
Print Surface
The characteristics may differ a little between the face side and reverse side
of a sheet of paper.
Usually, the opening side of the ream of paper package is the print side.
Follow any indication of the print side on the paper package. Typically, the
paper side is indicated with an arrow.
♦
Moisture Content
Moisture content is the amount of water left in the paper after it has been
made. It is one of the important characteristics of the paper. This can
change greatly depending on where the paper is stored, although usually
paper is 5% water by weight. Because paper often absorbs water, the
amount of water can sometimes be about 10% in a high humidity
environment. When the amount of water increases, the characteristic of the
paper changes greatly. The fixing of the toner may become worse. For
storing of the paper and during use, we recommend that the humidity of the
surrounding environment is between 50% and 60%.
A–9
Rough estimate of basis weight
g/m2
60
64
75
90
105
120
135
161
200
Lbs
Bond
16
17
20
24
28
32
36
43
53
Index
90
110
Paper size
Letter
Folio
Legal
Executive
A4
A5
A6
B5 (JIS)
B6 (ISO)
B5 (ISO)
Envelope
Monarch
Envelope #9
Envelope #10
Envelope #11
Envelope DL
Envelope C5
Envelope C6
Envelope B5
Envelope B6
8.5 x 11 in.
8.5 x 13 in.
8.5 x 14 in.
7.25 x 10.5 in.
210 x 297 mm
148 x 210 mm
105 x 148 mm
182 x 257 mm
125 x 176 mm
176 x 250 mm
3.875 x 7.5 in.
3.875 x 8.9 in.
4.12 x 9.5 in.
4.5 x 10.375 in.
110 x 220 mm
162 x 229 mm
114 x 162 mm
176 x 250 mm
176 x 125 mm
A–10
APPENDIX
Emulation Modes
This printer has the following emulation modes:
! HP LaserJet Mode
This printer uses the HP LaserJet mode (or HP mode) that emulates the
Hewlett-Packard LaserJet laser printer. Since many application software
packages support the HP LaserJet printer, your printer will operate at its
optimum performance in this mode.
! BR-Script 3 Mode
BR-Script is an original page description language and is a PostScript
language emulation interpreter. This printer supports level 3. This BR-Script
interpreter enables full and satisfactory control of text and graphics on the
pages.
Average users will not need extensive knowledge of the PostScript language.
However, if you want to obtain technical information about PostScript
commands, see the following commercial manuals:
•
•
•
•
•
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual,
2nd Edition. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.,
1990.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Program Design.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1988.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual.
Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Tutorial and
Cookbook. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.
Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript Language Reference Manual,
third Edition. Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc., 1999.
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! EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes
The EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL modes are the emulation modes
this printer uses to emulate the industry-standard dot matrix printers of their
respective manufacturer. Since most applications support these printers, you
do not have to be concerned about compatibility.
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APPENDIX
Resident Fonts
66 Scalable and 12 Bitmapped Fonts
This printer has the following scalable fonts and bitmapped fonts. The fonts
that can be used will vary according to the current emulation mode.
! HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL
Modes
♦
Scalable Fonts:
Intellifont compatible fonts:
• Alaska, Extrabold
• Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold
• Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Cleveland Condensed
• Connecticut
• Guatemala Antique, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Letter Gothic, Oblique, Bold
• Maryland
• Oklahoma, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• PC Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic
• PC Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Utah, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Utah Condensed, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
♦
Microsoft Windows 95 TrueType™
Compatible fonts:
• BR Symbol
• Helsinki, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• W Dingbats
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♦
♦
♦
Type 1 Font Compatible Fonts:
•
•
•
•
Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique
Calgary MediumItalic
Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
Original Fonts:
•
•
•
•
Bermuda Script
Germany
San Diego
US Roman
Bitmapped Fonts (Portrait and Landscape):
LetterGothic16.66 Medium, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• OCR-A
• OCR-B
A–14
APPENDIX
! BR-Script 3 Mode
Scalable Fonts:
• Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique
• Alaska, Extrabold
• Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold
• Bermuda Script
• BR Dingbats
• BR Symbol
• Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic
• Calgary MediumItalic
• Cleveland Condensed
• Connecticut
• Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Germany
• Guatemala Antique, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• Helsinki, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Helsinki Narrow, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Letter Gothic, Oblique, Bold
• Maryland
• Oklahoma, Oblique, Bold, Bold Oblique
• Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• San Diego
• Tennessee Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic
• US Roman
• Utah, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
• Utah Condensed, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique
A–15
Symbol Sets / Character Sets
OCR Symbol Sets
When the OCR-A or OCR-B font is selected, its corresponding symbol set is
always used.
• OCR-A
• OCR-B
A–16
APPENDIX
HP LaserJet Mode
✒ Note
Not all fonts support all symbol sets.
Roman 8 (8U)
ISO Latin1 (0N)
ISO Latin2 (2N)
ISO Latin5 (5N)
ISO Latin6 (6N)
PC-8 (10U)
PC-8 D/N (11U)
PC-850 (12U)
PC-852 (17U)
PC-775 (26U)
PC-1004 (9J)
PC-8 Turkish (9T)
Windows Latin1 (19U)
Windows Latin2 (9E)
Windows Latin5 (5T)
Windows Baltic (19L)
Legal (1U)
Ventura Math (6M)
Ventura Intl (13J)
Ventura US (14J)
PS Math (5M)
PS Text (10J)
Math-8 (8M)
Pi Font (15U)
MS Publishing (6J)
Windows 3.0 (9U)
Desktop (7J)
MC Text (12J)
Symbol (19M)
Wingdings (579L)
ISO2 IRV (2U)
ISO4 UK (1E)
ISO6 ASCII (OU)
ISO10 Swedish (3S)
ISO11 Swedish (OS)
ISO14 JIS ASCII (OK)
ISO15 Italian (OI)
ISO16 Portuguese (4S)
ISO17 Spanish (2S)
ISO21 German (1G)
ISO25 French (OF)
ISO57 Chinese (2K)
ISO60 Norwegian1 (OD)
ISO61 Norwegian2 (1D)
ISO69 French (1F)
ISO84 Portuguese (5S)
ISO85 Spanish (6S)
HP German (OG)
HP Spanish (1S)
ABICOMP Brazil / Portugal (13P)
ABICOMP International (14P)
PC-853 Latin3 (Turkish) (18U)
PC-857 Latin5 (Turkish) (16U)
PC-858 Multilingual Euro (13U)
PC-860 Portugal (20U)
PC-861 Iceland (21U)
PC-863 Canadian French (23U)
PC-865 Nordic (25U)
ISO8859 / 15 Latin 9 (9N)
PC8 PC Nova (27Q)
Turkish8 (8T)
Roman9 (4U)
Roman Extension (0E)
ISO8859 / 7 Latin / Greek (12N)
Greek8 (8G)
Windows Greek (9G)
PC-851 Greece (10G)
PC8 Latin / Greek (12G)
PC-869 Greece (11G)
PC8 Greek Alternate (437G) (14G)
Russian-GOST (12R)
Ukrainian (14R)
ISO8859 / 5 Latin / Cyrillic (10N)
PC-855 Cyrillic (10R)
PC-866 Cyrillic (3R)
PC8 Bulgarian (13R)
Windows Cyrillic (9R)
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EPSON Mode
US ASCII
PC-8
PC-8 D/N
PC-850
PC-852
PC-860
PC-863
PC-865
PC-8 Turkish
German
UK ASCII I
French I
Danish I
Italy
Spanish
Swedish
Japanese
Norwegian
Danish II
UK ASCII II
French II
Dutch
South African
IBM Mode
PC-8
PC-8 D/N
PC-850
PC-852
PC-860
PC-863
PC-865
PC-8 Turkish
✒ Note
If you want to know the characters that are available in each
symbol/character set, you can see them in the TABLE PRINT menu in
PRINT MENU mode for each emulation. For more information, see Chapter
3.
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♦
HP LaserJet 6P
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The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding
character set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with
which characters are to be replaced in the Roman 8 character set. For other
characters, see the Roman 8 character set.
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♦
HP LaserJet IIP/6P, EPSON FX-850, IBM Proprinter XL
♦
EPSON FX-850
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The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding
character set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with
which characters are to be replaced in the US ASCII character set. For other
characters, see the US ASCII character set.
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APPENDIX
Trademarks
The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Apple, the Apple Logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks in the
United States and other countries, and TrueType is a trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc.
Apple Macintosh, iMac, LaserWriter, and AppleTalk are trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
Epson is a registered trademark and FX-80 and FX-850 are trademarks of
Seiko Epson Corporation.
Hewlett Packard is a registered trademark and HP LaserJet 6P, 6L, 5P, 5L,
4, 4L 4P, III, IIIP, II, and IIP are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
IBM, IBM PC, and Proprinter are registered trademarks of International
Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and
other countries.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.
All other brand and product names mentioned in this User’s Guide are
registered
♦
Compilation and Publication Notice
This guide has been published under the supervision of Brother Industries
Ltd., It covers the latest product’s descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this guide and the specifications of this product may change
without notice.
We reserve the right to change without giving notice the specifications and
materials mentioned in this guide. We will not be responsible for any
damages (that are) caused by you relying on the information given in this
guide.
©2002 Brother Industries Ltd.
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Regulations
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity
(For USA Only)
Responsible Party: Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911, USA
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product Name : Brother Laser Printer HL-1850, HL-1870N
Model Numbers :
HL-18
Product Options :
ALL
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Important
A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the
limits for a Class B digital device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada Only)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
International ENERGY STAR Compliance Statement
The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR Program is to promote the development
and popularization of energy-efficient office equipments.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
Laser Safety (For 100–120 V Model Only)
This printer is certified as a Class I laser product under the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard
according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This
means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from
the machine during any phase of user operation.
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FDA Regulations (For 100-120 V Model Only)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented regulations for
laser products manufactured on and after August 2, 1976. Compliance is
mandatory for products marketed in the United States. One of the following
labels on the back of the printer indicates compliance with the FDA
regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United
States.
MANUFACTURED:
Brother Corporation (Asia) Ltd. Brother Buji Nan Ling Factory
Gold Garden Ind., Nan Ling Village, Buji, Rong Gang, Shenzhen, CHINA
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR
Subchapter J
MANUFACTURED:
BROTHER INDUSTRIES LTD.
15-1 Naeshiro-cho Mizuho-ku Nagoya, 467-8561 Japan
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR
Subchapter J
Caution
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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APPENDIX
IEC 60825 Specification (For 220–240 V Model Only)
This printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825
specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries where it is
required.
CLASS 1LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Å LASER DE CLASSE 1
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
This printer has a Class 3B Laser Diode that emits invisible laser radiation in
the Scanner Unit. The Scanner Unit should not be opened under any
circumstances.
!
Caution
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Internal Laser Radiation
Max. Radiation Power
Wave Length
Laser Class
5mW
760 – 810 nm
Class IIIb (Accordance with 21 CFR Part 1040.10)
Class 3B (Accordance with IEC60825)
( For Finland and Sweden )
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
Varoitus! Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla
tavalla saattaa altistaa käyttäjän turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle
näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Varning – Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i denna Bruksanvisning
specificerats, kan användaren utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som
överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
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Radio Interference (220-240 V Model Only)
This printer complies with EN55022(CISPR Publication 22)/Class B.
Before this product is used, ensure that you use a double-shielded interface
cable with twisted-pair conductors and that it is marked “IEEE 1284compliant.” We recommend to use a parallel cable that is 2.0 meters (6 1/2
feet) or less.
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety
To ensure safe operation the three-pin electrical plug supplied must be
inserted only into a standard three-pin power point that is properly grounded
through normal household wiring.
Extension cords used with the equipment must be three-pin plug type and
correctly wired to provide proper grounding. Incorrectly wired extension
cords may cause personal injury and equipment damage.
The fact that the equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the
power is grounded and that the installation is completely safe. For your
safety, if in any doubt about the effective grounding of the power, consult a
qualified electrician.
Disconnect Device
This printer must be installed near a power outlet that is easily accessible. In
case of emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power
outlet in order to shut off power completely.
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LAN Connection
Caution
Connect this product to a LAN connection that is not subjected to over
voltages.
Geräuschemission / Acoustic Noise Emission (For Germany Only)
Lpa < 70 dB (A) DIN 45635-19-01-KL2
IT power system (For Norway Only)
This product is also designed for IT power system with phase to phase
voltage 230 V.
IMPORTANT - Wiring Information (For U.K. Only)
If the power cord supplied with this printer is not suitable for your electrical
outlet, remove the plug from the mains cord and fit an appropriate three-pin
plug. If the replacement plug is intended to take a fuse then fit a fuse with
the same rating as the original.
If a moulded plug is severed from the power cord then it should be destroyed
because a plug with cut wires is dangerous if plugged into a live socket
outlet. Do not leave it where a child might find it.
In the event of replacing the plug fuse, fit a fuse approved by ASTA to
BS1362 with the same rating as the original fuse.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug with the cover omitted.
WARNING - THIS PRINTER MUST BE PROPERLY EARTHED.
The wires in the mains cord are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green and yellow: Ground
Blue:
Neutral
Brown:
Live
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The colours of the wiring in the power lead of this printer may not
correspond with the markings which identify the terminals in your plug. If you
need to fit a different plug, proceed as follows.
Remove a length of the cord outer sheath, taking care not to damage the
coloured insulation of the wires inside.
Cut each of the three wires to the appropriate length. If the construction of
the plug permits, leave the green and yellow wire longer than the others so
that, in the event that the cord is pulled out of the plug, the green and yellow
wire will be the last to disconnect.
Remove a short section of the coloured insulation to expose the wires.
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter “E” or by the earth symbol
or coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter “N” or coloured black or blue.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which
is marked with the letter “L” or coloured red or brown.
The outer sheath of the cord must be secured inside the plug. The coloured
wires should not hang out of the plug.
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APPENDIX
“EC” Declaration of Conformity
Manufacture
Brother Industries Ltd.,
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku,
Nagoya 467-8561, Japan
Plant
Brother Industries Ltd.,
Kariya Plant,
1-5, Kitajizoyama, Noda-cho,
Kariya-shi, Aichi-ken 448-0803 Japan
Plant
Brother Corporation (Asia) Ltd.,
Brother Buji Nan Ling Factory,
Gold Garden Ind., Nan Ling Village,
Buji Rong Gang Shenzhen, China
Herewith declare that:
Products description:
Product Name:
Model Number:
Laser Printer
HL-1850, HL-1870N
HL-18
are in conformity with provisions of the Directives applied : Low Voltage Directive
73/23/EEC (as amended by 93/68/EEC) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
89/336/EEC (as amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC).
Standards applied:
Harmonized:
Safety : EN60950:1992 + Al:1993 + A2:1993 + A3:1995 + A4:1997 + A11:1997
EMC : EN55022:1998 Class B
EN55024:1998
EN61000-3-2:1995 + A1:1998 + A2:1998
EN61000-3-3:1995
Year in which CE marking was First affixed : 2001
Issued by : Brother Industries, Ltd.
Date :
29 October 2001
Place :
Nagoya, Japan
Signature :
Kazuhiro Dejima
Manager
Quality Audit Group
Quality Management Dept.
Information & Document Company
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INDEX
INDEX
-
D
- key ................................................................ 3-11
data lamp ........................................................ 3-13
- button ........................................................... 3-11
Device Options.................................................. 2-6
drum unit ..................................................5-2, 5-11
drum unit assembly........................................... 1-1
+
duplex................................................................ 2-4
+ button........................................................... 3-11
duplex printing................................................. 1-30
duplex tray......................................................... 1-4
A
E
AC power cord .................................................. 1-1
AC power inlet .................................................. 1-4
emulation mode .................................... 3-30, A-11
accessory ......................................................... 5-2
envelopes........................................................ 1-22
Apple LaserWriter........................................... 2-19
environment ...................................................... 1-6
automatic emulation selection ........................ 2-20
EPSON FX-850............................................... 3-24
automatic interface selection.......................... 2-21
EPSON FX-850 mode .......................... 3-31, A-12
error messages ................................................. 6-1
B
extension flap .................................................... 1-3
back light ........................................................ 3-14
F
Back button..................................................... 3-12
bitmapped font................................................ A-13
face up output tray ............................................ 1-4
booklet ............................................................ 1-27
face up printing ............................................... 1-20
BRAdmin professional .................................... 2-17
face up tray extension ....................................... 1-4
BR-Script 3 ....................................................... 2-1
factory reset .................................................... 3-28
BR-Script 3 mode ..................................3-30, A-11
factory setting.........................................2-22, 3-31
fixing unit......................................................... 5-19
C
front cover ......................................................... 1-3
character sets ................................................. A-16
G
components ...................................................... 1-1
consumables .................................................... 5-1
Go button .......................................................... 3-3
control panel ..................................................... 3-1
corona wire ..................................................... 5-17
H
HP LaserJet mode ................................ 3-30, A-11
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HQ1200 .....................................................2-4, A-4
O
I
options .............................................................. 4-1
IBM PROPRINTER......................................... 3-25
P
IBM Proprinter XL mode........................3-31, A-12
information mode............................................ 3-19
panel setting.................................................... 3-18
interface cover .................................................. 1-4
paper mode..................................................... 3-32
interface mode................................................ 3-27
paper adjustment lever for duplex printing........ 1-4
IP address ...................................................... 3-29
paper cassette ..................................1-1, 1-3, 1-14
paper feeding kit ............................................. 5-19
paper jam .......................................................... 6-6
J
parallel cable ..................................................... 1-2
Job Cancel button............................................. 3-4
parallel interface connector............................... 1-4
PCB access plate.............................................. 1-4
PCL6 ................................................................. 2-1
L
power supply ..................................................... 1-5
labels .............................................................. 1-27
power switch ..................................................... 1-4
LCD ......................................................... 3-14, 6-1
PPD................................................................. 2-19
LCD display .................................................... 3-14
primary corona wire ........................................ 5-17
LED................................................................. 3-13
print media ......................................... 1-7, 1-9, A-5
lower tray unit ................................................... 4-2
print menu ....................................................... 3-33
LT-500 ............................................................... 4-2
print menu mode ............................................. 3-22
print quality........................................................ 2-4
M
printable area .................................................. 1-13
printer driver...................................................... 2-1
Macintosh ....................................................... 2-19
printer status message ................................... 3-15
maintenance message ..................................... 6-3
manual feed .................................................... 1-36
memory .......................................................... 4-10
Q
Menu button.................................................... 3-11
quality mode.................................................... 3-32
Multi-purpose tray........................................... 1-17
R
N
RAM .................................................................. 4-9
Network board .................................................. 4-5
replace fuser ................................................... 5-19
network mode ................................................. 3-26
replace laser ................................................... 5-19
replace pf kit1.................................................. 5-19
replace pf kit2.................................................. 5-19
reprint.........................................................2-7, 3-5
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Reprint button ................................................... 3-5
T
reset menu mode ........................................... 3-28
TCP/IP ............................................................ 3-26
reset printer .................................................... 3-28
toner cartridge............................................5-2, 5-3
TONER LOW .................................................... 5-4
S
transparencies ................................................ 1-27
scalable font ................................................... A-13
scanner unit .................................................... 5-19
U
scanner window.............................................. 5-16
USB connector.................................................. 1-4
secure data....................................................... 3-8
service call message ........................................ 6-4
Set button ....................................................... 3-12
W
setup mode..................................................... 3-21
watermark ......................................................... 2-5
Storage Manager............................................ 2-17
switch................................................................ 3-2
symbol set ...................................................... A-16
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