Brother HL-6050 Printer User Manual

Brother Laser Printer
HL-6050
HL-6050D
HL-6050DN
User's Guide
For visually-impaired users
You can read this manual with Screen Reader ‘text-to-speech’
software.
You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the printer.
Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the printer. You can find a printed copy in the box or view
it on the CD-ROM we have supplied.
Please read this User’s Guide thoroughly before you use the printer. Keep the CD-ROM in a
convenient place so you can use it quickly if you need to.
Please visit our web site at http://solutions.brother.com where you can get answers to Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and the latest Driver Updates
and Utilities.
Version 1
Definitions of warnings, cautions, and notes
We use the following terms throughout this User’s Guide:
You must follow these warnings to prevent possible personal injury.
You must follow these instructions to make sure you use the printer properly and do not damage it.
Remember these useful tips when you use the printer.
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To use the printer safely
After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer will be extremely hot. When you
open the front or back cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the illustrations
below.
The fuser unit is marked with a caution label. Please do NOT remove or damage the label.
There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before you clean the printer, clear a paper jam
or replace parts, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the printer from
the AC power outlet/socket.
Do not handle the plug with wet hands - it might give you an electrical shock.
Caution
■ Use 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.
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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.
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, MS-DOS, Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the U.S. and other countries.
PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.
SuSE is a registered trade mark of SuSE Linux AG.
Linux is a registered trade mark of Linus Torvalds.
RED HAT is a registered trade mark of Red Hat. Inc.
Mandrake is a registered trade mark of Mandrake Soft SA.
All other terms and brand and product names mentioned in this User’s Guide are registered trademarks
of their respective companies.
Compilation and Publication Notice
Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering
the latest product’s descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained
herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on
the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the
publication.
©2003 Brother Industries Ltd.
Shipment of the Printer
If for any reason you must ship your Printer, carefully package the Printer to avoid any damage during
transit. It is recommended that you save and use the original packaging. The Printer should also be
adequately insured with the carrier.
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Table of Contents
Definitions of warnings, cautions, and notes .....................................................................................i
To use the printer safely ...................................................................................................................ii
Trademarks ..................................................................................................................................... iii
Compilation and Publication Notice ................................................................................................. iii
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................iv
1
About this printer .................................................................................................................................... 1-1
What is in the box? ....................................................................................................................... 1-1
Interface cable .................................................................................................................... 1-1
Front view ............................................................................................................................... 1-2
Back view ............................................................................................................................... 1-3
Positioning the printer ................................................................................................................... 1-4
Power supply .......................................................................................................................... 1-4
Environment ........................................................................................................................... 1-4
What kind of paper can I use? ...................................................................................................... 1-5
Type and size of paper ........................................................................................................... 1-5
Recommended paper ............................................................................................................. 1-7
Printable area ......................................................................................................................... 1-8
Printing methods ......................................................................................................................... 1-10
Printing on plain paper .......................................................................................................... 1-10
Printing on plain paper from the paper tray ...................................................................... 1-10
Printing on plain paper from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) .......................................... 1-13
Printing on thick paper, labels and card stock ...................................................................... 1-16
Printing on envelopes ........................................................................................................... 1-21
Types of envelopes to avoid ............................................................................................. 1-21
Printing on envelopes from the MP tray .......................................................................... 1-23
Printing on transparencies .................................................................................................... 1-28
Printing on transparencies from the paper tray ................................................................ 1-28
Printing on transparencies from the MP tray .................................................................... 1-31
Printing on both sides of the paper ....................................................................................... 1-35
Manual duplex printing from the paper tray (For PCL printer driver) ................................ 1-35
Manual duplex printing from the multi-purpose tray ......................................................... 1-36
Automatic duplex printing (available for HL-6050D and HL-6050DN only) ...................... 1-37
Booklet printing (for the PCL printer driver) (available for HL-6050D and HL-6050DN only) ..
...................................................................................................................................... 1-39
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper ............................................................ 1-40
Carbon copy printing ............................................................................................................ 1-42
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Driver and software ................................................................................................................................ 2-1
Printer driver ................................................................................................................................. 2-1
For Windows® ......................................................................................................................... 2-2
Features in the PCL printer driver ...................................................................................... 2-2
Features in the BR-Script printer driver (PS printer driver) .............................................. 2-10
For Macintosh® ..................................................................................................................... 2-16
Software (Windows® users) ........................................................................................................ 2-19
Software for Networks .......................................................................................................... 2-19
BRAdmin Professional ..................................................................................................... 2-19
Driver Deployment Wizard ............................................................................................... 2-19
Web BRAdmin .................................................................................................................. 2-19
Automatic emulation selection .............................................................................................. 2-20
Automatic interface selection ................................................................................................ 2-20
Printer settings ............................................................................................................................ 2-21
Factory settings .................................................................................................................... 2-21
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Control panel ........................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Control panel ................................................................................................................................ 3-1
Buttons ......................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Go button ................................................................................................................................ 3-2
Job Cancel button ................................................................................................................... 3-2
Reprint button ......................................................................................................................... 3-3
Reprinting from RAM .......................................................................................................... 3-3
Reprinting the last job ......................................................................................................... 3-3
Printing Proof data .............................................................................................................. 3-4
Printing Public data ............................................................................................................ 3-5
Printing Secure data ........................................................................................................... 3-5
+ or - button ............................................................................................................................ 3-7
To move through menus on the LCD ................................................................................. 3-7
To enter numbers ............................................................................................................... 3-7
Back button ............................................................................................................................. 3-7
Set button ............................................................................................................................... 3-7
Light-emitting diode (LED) ............................................................................................................ 3-8
Data - Orange LED ............................................................................................................. 3-8
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) ........................................................................................................ 3-9
Back light ................................................................................................................................ 3-9
LCD message ....................................................................................................................... 3-10
Printer status messages ................................................................................................... 3-10
How to use the control panel ................................................................................................ 3-11
Control Panel LCD menu ...................................................................................................... 3-13
INFORMATION ................................................................................................................ 3-14
PAPER ............................................................................................................................. 3-15
QUALITY .......................................................................................................................... 3-15
SETUP ............................................................................................................................. 3-16
PRINT MENU ................................................................................................................... 3-17
NETWORK (only on a Network) ....................................................................................... 3-20
INTERFACE ..................................................................................................................... 3-21
RESET MENU .................................................................................................................. 3-21
Set IP Address ................................................................................................................. 3-22
About emulation modes ........................................................................................................ 3-23
HP LaserJet Mode ............................................................................................................ 3-23
BR-Script 3 Mode ............................................................................................................. 3-23
EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Mode ................................................................. 3-23
List of factory settings ........................................................................................................... 3-24
Network factory default setting ......................................................................................... 3-24
For visually-impaired users ......................................................................................................... 3-28
Buzzer indications ................................................................................................................ 3-28
Braille symbols ..................................................................................................................... 3-29
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Options .................................................................................................................................................... 4-1
Optional accessories and supplies ............................................................................................... 4-1
Lower tray unit (LT-6000) ....................................................................................................... 4-2
Network board (NC-6100h) (For HL-6050 and HL-6050D) .................................................... 4-3
Installing the network board ............................................................................................... 4-3
Wireless print server (NC-7100w) .......................................................................................... 4-6
Installing the network board ............................................................................................... 4-6
CompactFlash® card .............................................................................................................. 4-9
Inserting the CompactFlash® card .................................................................................... 4-10
DIMM .................................................................................................................................... 4-11
Installing additional memory ............................................................................................. 4-12
Optional fonts package ......................................................................................................... 4-15
Selecting the optional fonts .............................................................................................. 4-15
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Routine maintenance .............................................................................................................................. 5-1
Replacing the consumable items .................................................................................................. 5-1
Toner cartridge ....................................................................................................................... 5-2
TONER LOW Message ...................................................................................................... 5-2
TONER LIFE END message .............................................................................................. 5-2
Replacing the toner cartridge ............................................................................................. 5-3
Drum unit ................................................................................................................................ 5-8
CHANGE DRUM SOON message ..................................................................................... 5-8
Replacing the drum unit ..................................................................................................... 5-8
Replacing Maintenance Parts ..................................................................................................... 5-13
Maintenance Messages ................................................................................................... 5-13
Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................... 5-14
Cleaning the outside of the printer ........................................................................................ 5-14
Cleaning the inside of the printer .......................................................................................... 5-15
Cleaning the corona wire ...................................................................................................... 5-17
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Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................... 6-1
LCD messages ............................................................................................................................. 6-1
Error messages ...................................................................................................................... 6-1
Maintenance messages .......................................................................................................... 6-3
Call service messages ............................................................................................................ 6-3
Troubleshooting paper handling ................................................................................................... 6-4
Paper jams and how to clear them ............................................................................................... 6-5
JAM MP TRAY (paper jam in the multi-purpose tray) ............................................................ 6-6
JAM TRAY 1 / TRAY 2 (Paper jam inside the Paper tray) ..................................................... 6-7
JAM INSIDE (paper jam inside the printer) ............................................................................ 6-9
JAM REAR (paper jam behind the back output tray) ............................................................ 6-12
JAM DUPLEX (paper jam in the duplex unit) ....................................................................... 6-15
Improving the print quality .......................................................................................................... 6-17
Solving print problems ................................................................................................................ 6-22
Other problems ........................................................................................................................... 6-23
Printing from DOS ............................................................................................................... 6-23
BR-Script 3 ........................................................................................................................... 6-23
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Appendix (Specifications, fonts and bar code) ....................................................................................A-1
Printer specifications ....................................................................................................................A-1
Engine ....................................................................................................................................A-1
Controller ................................................................................................................................A-2
Software .................................................................................................................................A-2
Control panel ..........................................................................................................................A-2
Paper handling .......................................................................................................................A-3
Media specifications ...............................................................................................................A-3
Supplies ..................................................................................................................................A-3
Dimensions / Weights .............................................................................................................A-4
General ...................................................................................................................................A-4
System requirements ..............................................................................................................A-4
Important information for choosing your paper .............................................................................A-5
Quick reference for bar code control commands ..........................................................................A-7
Print bar codes or expanded characters .................................................................................A-7
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Appendix (For Europe and Other Countries) .......................................................................................B-1
Brother Numbers ..........................................................................................................................B-1
Important information: Regulations ...............................................................................................B-2
Radio interference (220 to 240 volt model only) .....................................................................B-2
International ENERGY STAR® Compliance Statement ..........................................................B-2
IEC 60825 specification (220 to 240 volt model only) ............................................................B-3
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Internal laser radiation ............................................................................................................B-3
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety ....................................................................................................B-4
Disconnect device ..............................................................................................................B-4
Caution for LAN connection (For model HL-6050DN only) ................................................B-4
IT power system (For Norway only) ...................................................................................B-4
Geräuschemission / Acoustic noise emission (for Germany only) .....................................B-4
Wiring information (for UK) .................................................................................................B-4
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Appendix (For USA and Canada) ..........................................................................................................C-1
Brother Numbers ..........................................................................................................................C-1
Important information: Regulations ...............................................................................................C-3
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA) .............C-3
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada) .........................................................C-4
International ENERGY STAR® Compliance Statement ..........................................................C-4
Laser Notice .................................................................................................................................C-5
Laser Safety (100 to 120 volt model only) ..............................................................................C-5
FDA Regulations (100 to 120 volt model only) .......................................................................C-5
Internal laser radiation ............................................................................................................C-5
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety ....................................................................................................C-6
Disconnect device ..............................................................................................................C-6
Caution for LAN connection (For model HL-6050DN only) ................................................C-6
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Index ......................................................................................................................................................... I-1
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1
About this printer
What is in the box?
When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following parts.
1
2
1
2
3
4
5
Printer
Drum unit assembly
(with toner cartridge included)
Quick setup guide
CD-ROM
AC power cord
Components may differ from one
country to another.
3
4
5
Figure 1-1
The power cord may be slightly different than the one shown in the Figure 1-1, depending on which
country the printer was bought in.
Interface cable
■ An interface cable is not a standard accessory.
■ Some computers have a USB and a parallel port. Please buy the appropriate cable for the interface
you intend to use.
■ Most parallel cables support bi-directional communication, but some might have an incompatible pin
assignment or may not be IEEE 1284-compliant.
■ It is recommended to use a parallel interface cable or USB interface cable that is no longer than 2
meters (6 feet).
■ When you use a USB cable, make sure that you connect it to the USB connector of your PC.
■ Please make sure that you use a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified cable if your computer uses a Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 interface.
■ Do not connect the USB cable to a non-powered hub or a Macintosh® keyboard.
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Front view
Front view
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Figure 1-2
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Face down output tray support flap (support flap)
Control panel
Multi-purpose tray (MP tray)
MP tray support flap
Paper tray
Front cover release button
Front cover
Face down output tray (top output tray)
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Back view
Back view*
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Figure 1-3
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Face up output tray (back output tray)
Face up output tray support
AC power connector
Power switch
Parallel interface connector
USB interface connector
Side cover
(HL-6050DN) 10/100BASE-TX port
(HL-6050DN) network LED (light-emitting diode)
(HL-6050DN) network test button
CompactFlash® card slot
* The printer illustration is based on HL-6050DN.
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Positioning the printer
Please read the following before you use the printer.
Power supply
Use the printer within the recommended power range.
Power source: USA and Canada:
AC 100 to 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Europe and Australia: AC 220 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
The power cord, including extensions, should be no longer than 5 meters (16½ 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 a voltage transformer or a high-frequency noise filter.
Use a voltage regulator if the power source is not stable.
Environment
■ Make sure that the power outlet/socket is near the printer and is easy to get to so that, if there is an
emergency, it can be easily unplugged.
■ Only use the printer within the following ranges of temperature and humidity:
Temperature: 10 °C to 32.5 °C (50 °F to 90.5 °F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% (without condensation)
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The printer should be used in a well-ventilated room.
Put the printer on a flat, horizontal surface.
Keep the printer clean. Do not put the printer in a dusty place.
Do not put the printer where the ventilation hole of the printer is blocked. Keep a gap of approximately
100 mm (4 in.) between the ventilation hole and the wall.
Do not put the printer in direct sunlight. If you have to put it near a window, use a blind or a heavy
curtain to protect the printer from direct sunlight.
Do not put the printer near devices that contain magnets or generate magnetic fields.
Do not subject the printer to strong physical shocks or vibrations.
Do not expose the printer to open/naked flames or salty or corrosive gasses.
Do not put objects on top of the printer.
Do not put the printer near an air conditioner.
Keep the printer horizontal when you carry it.
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What kind of paper can I use?
Type and size of paper
The printer loads paper from the installed paper tray, manual feed tray (multi-purpose tray) or optional
lower tray unit.
The names for the paper trays in the printer driver and this guide are as follows:
Paper tray
Tray 1
Multi-purpose tray
MP tray
Optional lower tray unit
Tray 2
While looking at this page on the CD-ROM, you can jump to the page for each printing method by clicking
L in the table.
Media type
Tray 1
MP tray
Tray 2
Paper weight
Plain paper
Automatic
duplex
printing
Select the Media type from the
printer driver
L
L
L
L
Plain paper
L
L
L
L
Recycled paper
75 g/m2 to 105 g/m2
(20 to 28 lb)
Recycled paper
Bond paper
Rough paper 60 g/m2 to 161 g/m2
(16 to 43 lb)
L
60 g/m2 to 105
g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
L
60 g/m2 to 161
g/m2
(16 to 43 lb)
L
Bond paper
60 g/m2 to 105
g/m2
(16 to 28 lb)
L
Thick paper
Thick paper or Thicker paper
105 g/m2 to 161 g/m2
(28 to 43 lb)
Transparency
L
L
L
Up to 10 sheets
A4 or Letter
Up to 10 sheets
A4 or Letter
Up to 10 sheets
A4 or Letter
Transparencies
L
Labels
Thicker paper
A4 or Letter
Envelopes
L
Envelopes
Envelopes - Thin
Card stock
L
Thick paper or Thicker paper
Thin paper
L
L
L
L
Thin paper
60 g/m2 to 75 g/m2
(16 to 20 lb)
When you print on thick paper, labels or card stock, we recommend that you select the media type
setting in the printer driver according to the paper weight.
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Tray 1
MP tray
Tray 2
Automatic duplex
printing
Paper size
A4, Letter, Legal,
B5 (ISO), A5,
B6 (ISO), A6,
Executive, Folio
Width:
69.9 to 215.9 mm
(2.75 to 8.5 in.)
Length:
116 to 406.4 mm
(4.57 to 16 in.)
A4, Letter, Legal,
B5 (ISO), A5,
B6 (ISO), A6,
Executive, Folio
A4, Letter, Legal
Number of
sheets
500 sheets
(80 g/m2 or 20 lb)
100 sheets
(80 g/m2 or 20 lb)
500 sheets
(80 g/m2 or 20 lb)
You must use the face up output tray (back output tray) for certain print media.
When looking at this page on the CD-ROM, you can jump to the page for each printing method by clicking
the L in the table.
Media type
Face down
Face up
Plain paper
L
L
Recycled paper
L
L
Bond paper
L
L
Thick paper
L
L
Thcker paper
L
L
Transparency
L
L
Labels
L
Envelope
L
Card stock
L
Thin paper
L
L
You can use the control panel Menu buttons to select the priority of the paper source in the PAPER
menu. See PAPER on page 3-15.
We recommend that you use face up printing when you print on transparencies.
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Recommended paper
Europe
Plain paper
Xerox Premier 80
USA
g/m2
Xerox 4200DP 20 lb
g/m2
Recycled paper
Xerox Recycled Supreme 80
Transparency
3M CG3300
3M CG 3300
Labels
Avery laser label L7163
Avery laser label #5160
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Before you buy a lot of paper, please test some to make sure that the paper is suitable.
Use paper that is made for plain-paper copying.
Use paper that is 75 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb).
Use neutral paper. Do not use acidic or alkaline paper.
Use long-grain paper.
Use paper with a moisture content of approximately 5%.
This printer can use recycled paper that meets the DIN 19309 specification.
Caution
Do not use ink jet paper, it may cause a paper jam and damage your printer.
To help you choose which paper to use with this printer, see Important information for choosing your
paper on page A-5.
When you print on smaller sized short-grain paper (A5, A6 and Executive), do the following:
Go to the Basic tab of the printer driver, in the Media Type option select Envelopes. And then, at
the back of the printer, open the back output tray and push down the two blue tabs one on the left
and one on the right hand side (as shown in Figure 1-4). When you have finished printing, close the
back output tray to reset the two blue tabs back to their original position.
Figure 1-4
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Printable area
When using PCL (standard driver) emulation, the edges of the paper that cannot be printed on are shown
below.
Portrait
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4
2
3
Figure 1-5
A4
Letter
Legal
B5 (ISO)
Executive
A5
A6
B6 (ISO)
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4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
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6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
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4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
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6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
When using BR-Script emulation, the edges of the paper that cannot be printed on are 4.32 mm
(0.17 in.).
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Landscape
1
2
4
3
Figure 1-6
A4
Letter
Legal
B5 (ISO)
Executive
A5
A6
B6 (ISO)
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4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
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5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
3
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4.2 mm
(0.17 in.)
4
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
When using BR-Script emulation, the edges of the paper that cannot be printed on are 4.32 mm
(0.17 in.).
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Printing methods
Printing on plain paper
You can print on plain paper from the paper tray or multi-purpose tray. For the paper you want to use,
please see What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
Printing on plain paper from the paper tray
1
Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Media Type: Plain Paper
Paper Source: Tray 1 (or Tray 2)
PCL (standard) printer driver
BR-Script printer driver
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2
Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
Figure 1-7
3
While pressing the blue paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size.
Check that the guides are firmly in the slots.
Figure 1-8
4
To avoid paper jams and misfeeds, fill up the paper tray with small stacks of paper that you have
fanned well. Put the side that is going to be printed on first (blank side), face down, with the leading
edge (top) of the paper in last (at the front of the tray). Check that the paper is flat in the paper tray
at all four corners.
Figure 1-9
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Do not put more than 500 sheets of paper (80 g/m2) in the paper tray at any one time, or it may
cause a jam. Check that paper is below the maximum paper height guide (▼).
Figure 1-10
5
Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer. Check that it is inserted fully into the printer.
Figure 1-11
6
Send the print data to the printer.
Figure 1-12
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Printing on plain paper from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray)
The printer automatically turns on the MP Tray mode when you put paper in the multi-purpose tray.
1
Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Media Type: Plain Paper
Paper Source: MP Tray
PCL (standard) printer driver
BR-Script printer driver
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2
Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
Figure 1-13
3
Pull out the MP tray support flap.
Figure 1-14
4
Put paper in the MP tray. Put the side to be printed on first, face up, with the leading edge (top) of
the paper in first. Make sure the paper touches the back of the tray and remains under the maximum
paper height guides on both sides of the tray. Do not put more than 100 sheets of paper (80 g/m2 or
20 lb) in the MP tray at any one time, or it may cause a jam.
Figure 1-15
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Make sure that the paper is straight and in the proper position on the MP tray. If it is not, the paper
may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
5
While pressing the paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guide to fit the paper size.
Figure 1-16
When you put paper in the MP tray, please remember the following:
■ The side to be printed on must be face up.
■ During printing, the inside tray rises to feed paper into the printer.
■ Put the leading edge (top of the paper) in first and push it gently into the tray.
■ The top of the paper stack must be under the maximum paper height guides that are on both
sides of the tray.
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Send the print data to the printer.
Figure 1-17
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Printing on thick paper, labels and card stock
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Do not use damaged, curled, wrinkled, or irregularly shaped paper.
Do not use labels without a mount.
We recommend that you use paper that is made for laser printers.
Use paper that can withstand intense heat; the interior of the printer reaches very high temperatures
while printing.
Figure 1-18
■ Before you print paper with holes, such as organizer sheets, you must fan the stack to avoid
paper jams and misfeeds.
Figure 1-19
■ 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 put different types of paper in the paper tray at the same time because it may cause paper
jams or misfeeds.
■ Do not print thick paper, labels or card stock using duplex printing.
■ For proper printing, you must choose the same paper size from your software application as the
paper in the tray.
■ See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
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Printing on thick paper, labels or card stock from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray)
When the back output tray is pulled down, the printer has a straight paper path from the MP tray through
to the back of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print on thick paper,
labels or card stock.
The printer automatically turns on the MP tray mode when you put paper in the MP tray.
When you select the paper you want to use, see What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
1
Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Media Type: Thick Paper or Thicker Paper
Paper Source: MP Tray
PCL (standard) printer driver
BR-Script printer driver
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2
Open the back output tray, and then pull out the face up output tray support if necessary.
Figure 1-20
3
Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
Figure 1-21
4
Pull out the MP tray support flap.
Figure 1-22
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5
Put paper in the MP tray. Put the side to be printed on first, face up, with the leading edge (top) of
the paper in first. Make sure the paper touches the back of the tray and remains under the maximum
paper height guides on both sides of the tray.
Figure 1-23
Make sure that the paper is straight and in the proper position in the MP tray. If it is not, the paper
may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
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While pressing the paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guide to fit the paper size.
Figure 1-24
When you put paper in the MP tray, please remember the following:
■ During printing, the inside tray rises to feed paper into the printer.
■ The side to be printed on must be face up.
■ Put the leading edge (top of the paper) in first and push it gently into the tray.
■ The top of the paper stack must be under the maximum paper height guides that are on both
sides of the tray.
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Send the print data to the printer.
8
After you finish the print job, close the back output tray.
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Caution
Remove each sheet immediately after printing. Stacking the sheets may cause a paper jam or the
paper to curl.
Figure 1-25
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Printing on envelopes
Types of envelopes to avoid
Do not use envelopes which:
■ are damaged, curled, wrinkled, or an usual shape
■ are extremely shiny or textured
■ have clasps, snaps or tie strings
■ have self-adhesive components
■ are of a baggy construction
■ are not sharply creased
■ are embossed (have raised writing on them)
■ have been previously printed on by a laser printer
■ are pre-printed on the inside
■ cannot be arranged when put in a pile
■ are made of paper that weighs more than the paper weight specifications for the printer
■ have been badly made, with edges that are not straight or consistently square
■ have windows, holes, cutouts or perforations
Figure 1-26
IF YOU USE ANY OF THE TYPES OF ENVELOPES LISTED ABOVE, THEY MAY DAMAGE YOUR
PRINTER. THIS DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED UNDER ANY BROTHER WARRANTY OR SERVICE
AGREEMENT.
■ Before you print envelopes, you must fan the stack to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
Figure 1-27
■ Do not put different types of paper in the paper tray at the same time because it may cause paper
jams or misfeeds.
■ Do not print envelopes using duplex printing.
■ For proper printing, you must choose the same paper size from your software application as the
paper in the tray.
■ See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
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Most envelopes will be suitable for your printer. However, some envelopes will have feed and print
quality problems due to the way they have been made. A suitable envelope should have edges with
straight, well-creased folds and the leading edge should not be thicker than two pieces of paper. The
envelope should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy construction. You should buy quality envelopes
from a supplier who understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser printer. Before you print
many envelopes, test one to make sure that the print results are what you want.
Brother will not recommend a particular envelope because envelope manufacturers may change
the envelope specifications. You are responsible for the quality and performance of the envelopes
you use.
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Printing on envelopes from the MP tray
When the back output tray is pulled down, the printer has a straight paper path from the MP tray through
to the back of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print envelopes.
The printer automatically turns on the MP Tray mode when you put paper in the MP tray.
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Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Media Type: Envelopes
Paper Source: MP Tray
PCL (standard) printer driver
BR-Script printer driver
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2
Open the back output tray, and then pull out the face up output tray support if necessary.
Figure 1-28
3
Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
Figure 1-29
4
Pull out the MP tray support flap.
Figure 1-30
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Envelopes that have been creased after they have been printed
At the back of the printer, open the back output tray and push down the two blue tabs one on the
left and one on the right hand side (as shown in Figure 1-31). When you have finished printing your
envelopes, close the back output tray to reset the two blue tabs back to their original position.
Figure 1-31
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Put envelopes in the MP tray so that they touch the back of the tray and remain under the maximum
paper height guides on both sides of the tray. Put the side to be printed on first, face up, with the
leading edge (top) of the envelope in first. Do not put more than 3 envelopes in the MP tray at any
one time, or it may cause a jam.
Figure 1-32
Make sure that the envelopes are neatly stacked and in the proper position in the MP tray. If they
are not, the envelopes may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a jam.
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Press and slide the paper width guide to fit the envelope size.
Figure 1-33
DL size double-flap envelopes
■ If the DL size double flap envelope is creased after printing, go to the Basic tab, select Paper
Size and then select DL Long Edge. Put a new DL size double-flap envelope in the MP tray with
the longest edge of the envelope in first, then print again.
When you put envelopes in the MP tray, please remember the following;
■ During printing, the inside tray rises to feed envelopes into the printer.
■ The side to be printed on must be face up.
■ Put the leading edge (top of the paper) in first and push it gently into the tray.
■ The top of the envelope stack must be under the maximum paper height guides that are on both
sides of the tray.
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Send the print data to the printer.
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After you finish the print job, close the back output tray.
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■ If envelopes get smudged during printing, in the printer driver select MP Tray as the Paper
Source for a straight paper path. Then, set the Media Type to Thick Paper or Thicker Paper
to increase the fixing temperature. To adjust the print density setting, See QUALITY on page
3-15.
■ Envelope joints that are sealed by the manufacturer should be secure.
■ All sides should be properly folded without any wrinkles or creases.
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Printing on transparencies
You can print on transparencies from the paper tray or MP tray.
Do not touch transparencies that have just been printed because they are very hot.
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Printing on transparencies from the paper tray
Do not put more than 10 transparencies in the paper tray.
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Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Media Type: Transparencies
Paper Source: Tray 1 (or Tray 2)
PCL (standard) printer driver
BR-Script printer driver
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2
Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
Figure 1-34
3
While pressing the blue paper guide release levers, slide the paper guides to fit the transparency
size. Check that the guides are firmly in the slots.
Figure 1-35
4
Put transparencies in the tray. Put the side that is going to be printed on face down, with the top of
the paper at the front of the tray. Check that the transparencies are flat in the tray at all four corners.
Figure 1-36
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Do not put more than 10 transparencies in the tray at any one time, or it may cause a jam. Check
that transparencies are below the maximum paper mark (▼).
Figure 1-37
5
Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer. Check that it is inserted fully into the printer.
Figure 1-38
6
Send the print data to the printer.
Figure 1-39
Caution
Remove each transparency before the next page is output on the top output tray to prevent
transparencies from sticking to each other.
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Printing on transparencies from the MP tray
When the back output tray is pulled down, the printer has a straight paper path from the MP tray through
to the back of the printer.
The printer automatically turns on the MP Tray mode when you put paper in the MP tray.
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Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
Media Type: Transparencies
Paper Source: MP Tray
PCL (standard) printer driver
BR-Script printer driver
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2
Open the back output tray, and then pull out the face up output tray support if necessary.
Figure 1-40
3
Open the MP tray and lower it gently.
Figure 1-41
4
Pull out the MP tray support flap.
Figure 1-42
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5
Put transparencies in the MP tray. Put the side to be printed on first, face up, with the leading edge
(top) of the paper in first. Make sure the transparencies touch the back of the tray and remain under
the maximum paper height guides on both sides of the tray. Do not put more than 10 transparencies
in the MP tray at any one time, or it may cause a jam.
Figure 1-43
Make sure that the transparencies are straight and in the proper position in the MP tray. If they are
not, the transparencies may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a jam.
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While pressing the paper guide release lever, slide the paper guide to fit the transparency size.
Figure 1-44
When you put transparencies in the MP tray, please remember the following:
■ The side to be printed on must be face up.
■ Put the leading edge (top of the transparencies) in first and push it gently into the tray.
■ The top of the transparency stack must be under the maximum paper height guides that are on
both sides of the tray.
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Send the print data to the printer.
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After you finish printing, close the back output tray.
Caution
Remove each transparency immediately after printing. Stacking the printed transparencies may
cause a paper jam or the transparency to curl.
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Printing on both sides of the paper
The supplied printer drivers for Windows® 95/98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000/XP, Mac OS®
8.6 to 9.2 and Mac OS® X 10.1/10.2 all enable duplex printing. For more information about how to choose
the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver.
The BR-Script 3 printer driver (PostScript® 3™ Emulation) does not support manual duplex printing.
Manual duplex printing from the paper tray (For PCL printer driver)
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Choose the Manual Duplex printing mode from the Advanced tab, and from the Basic tab select
the Paper Source to be Tray 1.
The printer will automatically print all the even-numbered pages on one side of the paper first.
Remove the printed even numbered pages from the output tray and put them back in the paper tray,
placing the paper with the side to be printed on (blank side) face down. Follow the instructions on
the computer screen.
Figure 1-45
If you select the Paper Source to be Auto Select in Step 1, please put the printed even-numbered
pages in the MP tray.
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The printer will now automatically print all the odd numbered pages on the other side of the paper.
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Manual duplex printing from the multi-purpose tray
Caution
■ Before putting the sheets back in the MP tray, you will have to straighten them, or you may get
paper jams.
■ You should not use very thin or very thick paper.
■ When you use the manual duplex function, it is possible that there may be paper jams or poor
print quality. If there is a paper jam, see Paper jams and how to clear them on page 6-5.
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Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. Choose the General tab and click the Printing
Preferences icon. Choose the Manual Duplex printing mode from the Advanced tab, and from the
Basic tab select the Paper Source to be MP Tray.
Put the paper in the MP tray with the side to be printed on first facing up. Follow the instructions on
the computer screen. Repeat this step until you have printed all the even numbered pages.
Figure 1-46
3
Remove the printed even-numbered pages from the output tray and put them in the same order
back into the MP tray. Place the paper with the side which will be printed on (the blank side) face
up. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
Figure 1-47
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Repeat Step 3 until you have printed all the odd numbered pages on the other side of the paper.
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Automatic duplex printing (available for HL-6050D and HL-6050DN only)
The screens in this section are from Windows® XP. The screens on your PC will vary depending on
your operating system.
Caution
Use A4, Letter or Legal size paper when you use automatic duplex printing function.
■ Ensure that the back output tray is closed
■ Ensure that the duplex tray is installed correctly in the printer.
Figure 1-48
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Put paper in the paper tray or MP tray.
Set the paper adjustment lever for duplex printing at the back of the printer to match your paper size.
Letter or Legal size
A4 size
Figure 1-49
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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For the PCL (standard) printer driver
Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. Choose the General tab and click the Printing
Preferences icon. Choose the Duplex 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.
For the BR-Script printer driver
Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. Choose the General tab and click the Printing
Preferences icon. In the Layout tab, select Orientation, Print on Both Sides (Duplex) and Page
Order, and then click the OK button. The printer will print on both sides of the paper automatically.
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Booklet printing (for the PCL printer driver)
(available for HL-6050D and HL-6050DN only)
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Put paper in the paper tray or MP tray.
When you use A4 size or Letter size paper, set the paper adjustment lever for duplex printing to
match your paper size.
Letter or Legal size
A4 size
Figure 1-50
If the paper adjustment lever for duplex printing is not correctly set for the paper size you are using,
paper jams may occur and the print will be out of position on the paper.
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Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. Choose the General tab and click the Printing
Preferences icon. After you click the Duplex icon in the Advanced tab, check the Booklet Printing
setting. Select the Duplex mode. The printer will print a Booklet automatically.
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Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper
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If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
If paper is curled, straighten it and then put it back in the paper tray.
You should use regular paper. Do not use bond paper.
If the paper is not feeding properly, it may be curled. Remove the paper and straighten it.
(For manual duplex printing) When you put paper in the paper tray, first empty the tray of any other
paper then put the printed page in to the empty tray, with the printed side face up. (Do not add printed
pages to the top of a stack of unprinted paper.)
(For manual duplex printing )
For thick paper that has curled once the first side has been printed on, you cannot feed the paper
for the second time from the MP tray to allow the other side of the paper to be printed.
At the back of the printer, open the back output tray and push down the two blue tabs one on the
left and one on the right hand side (as shown in Figure 1-51). When you have finished printing, close
the back output tray to reset the two blue tabs back to their original position.
Figure 1-51
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Paper orientation for printing on both sides of the paper (for automatic duplex printing)
The printer prints the second page first.
If you print 10 pages on 5 sheets of paper, it will print page 2 then page 1 on the first sheet of paper.
It will print page 4 then page 3 on the second sheet of paper.
It will print page 6 then page 5 on the third sheet of paper, and so on.
When doing automatic duplex printing, the paper must be put in the paper tray in the following way:
■ For the paper tray:
■ Put the side to be printed on first, face down, with the leading edge (top) of the paper at the front
of the tray.
■ To print the second side, put the paper face up, with the leading edge (top) of the paper at the
front of the tray.
■ If letterhead paper is used, this would be put in the paper tray with the heading face up, and at
the front of the tray.
■ To print the second page, put the heading face down and at the front of the tray.
■ For the MP tray:
■ Put the side to be printed on first, in face up, with the leading edge (top) of the paper in first.
■ To print the second side, put the paper face down, with the leading edge (top) of the paper in
first.
■ If letterhead paper is used, this would be put in with the heading face down, and in first.
■ To print the second side, put the heading face up and in first.
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Carbon copy printing
Carbon copy printing enables you to automatically print one page data to different styles of paper by
changing the paper source. You can make copies as though you are printing on carbon paper using a
dot matrix printer. For example, you can print ‘Data A’ to ‘Sheet 1’ which is blue colored paper and then
to ‘Sheet 2’ which is yellow colored and has some information already printed. If you put paper for ‘Sheet
1’ in the Tray 1 and paper for ‘Sheet 2’ in the MP tray, the printer will automatically feed paper for ‘Sheet
1’ from the Tray 1 and ‘Sheet 2’ from the MP tray.
For more information, visit http://solutions.brother.com/carboncopy
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Driver and software
Printer driver
A printer driver is software that translates data from the format used by a computer to the format that a
particular printer needs. Typically, this format is a printer command language or page description
language.
The printer drivers for the following version of Windows® and Macintosh® are on the CD-ROM that we
have supplied. You can also download the latest printer driver for all of the following operating systems
from the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com
You can see the operations and detailed information in the Install Software section of the supplied
CD-ROM.
For Windows®
■ PCL (Hewlett-Packard LaserJet laser printer) compatible printer driver (Standard printer driver)
■ BR-Script (PostScript® 3TM language emulation) printer driver (PS printer driver)
For Macintosh®
■ BR-Script (PostScript® 3TM language emulation) printer driver (PS printer driver)
For more information, see the Network User’s Guide on the CD-ROM.
For Linux
■ GDI printer driver
■ BR-Script (PostScript® 3TM language emulation) printer driver (PS printer driver)
Operating system
PCL driver
GDI driver
BR-Script driver
(PS driver)
Windows® 95/98/Me
Windows® 2000/XP
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Windows NT® 4.0
Mac OS® 8.6 to 9.2
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Mac OS® X 10.1/10.2
Linux (Mandrake 9.1, Red Hat 9.0,
SuSE Linux 8.2)
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For Windows®
Features in the PCL printer driver
You can download the latest printer driver or get other 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 Basic tab in the Properties
dialog box.
The screens in this section are based on HL-6050D with Windows® XP. The screens on your PC
will vary depending on the printer model and your operating system.
Basic tab
If you are using Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000 or XP, you can access the Basic tab by clicking
Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-6050D/DN series Properties
screen.
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Select the Paper Size, Multiple Page, Orientation and other settings.
Select the Paper Source and other settings.
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Advanced tab
If you are using Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000 or XP, you can access the Advanced tab by
clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-6050D/DN series
Properties screen.
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Change the tab settings by clicking the following icons:
1 Print Quality
2 Duplex
3 Watermark
4 Page Setting
5 Device Options
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Print Quality
Select the resolution, toner save and print settings, or gray printing setting.
Resolution
You can change the resolution as follows:
■ 300 dpi
■ 600 dpi
■ 1200 dpi
Toner Save Mode
You can save running costs by turning on the Toner Save Mode, which reduces the print density.
Print Setting
You can manually change the brightness, contrast and other settings.
■ Improve gray printing (For Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000/XP users only)
You can improve the image quality of shaded areas by ticking the Improve gray printing check
box.
Duplex
If you select the Duplex button, the dialog box for making duplex settings will appear. Six types of duplex
binding directions are available for each orientation.
Watermark
You can place a watermarked logo or text into your documents.
When you use a bitmap file as a watermark, you can change the size of the watermark and place 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
You can change the print image scaling and select Mirror / Reverse print options.
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Device Options
You can set the following Printer Function modes in this tab:
(You can jump to the page for each Printer Function by clicking the function name in the list below.)
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Job Spooling
Quick Print Setup
Sleep Time
Status Monitor
Macro
Page Protection
Print Date & Time
Density adjustment
HRC (High Resolution Control)*
TrueType Mode*
The Printer Function list may differ depending on the model.
* If you are using Windows® 95, 98 or Me, you can change settings of HRC and TrueType Mode in
Print Setting in the Print Quality option of the Advanced tab.
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Job Spooling
The printer saves data that you want reprinted.
You can reprint a document without sending the data again from your PC (except for secure printing).
■ Last Job Reprint: Reprint the last job
■ Secure Print: Print the data with a password
■ Public: Save the data without a password
■ Proof: Save the data and print it
For more information about the Reprint function, see Reprint button on page 3-3.
If you want to prevent other people from printing your data using the reprint setting, clear the Use
Reprint check box in the job spooling settings.
Quick Print Setup
You can turn the quick print setup function ON or OFF. A small selection window appears on your
computer. This will then let you make changes to the settings of the following functions:
■ Multiple Page
■ Manual Duplex (For HL-6050)
■ Duplex (For HL-6050D and HL-6050DN)
■ Toner Save Mode
■ Paper Source
■ Media Type
Sleep Time
When the printer does not receive data for a certain period of time (timeout), it enters sleep mode. Sleep
mode acts as though the printer was turned off. The default timeout is 5 minutes. When Intelligent Sleep
Mode is selected, it is automatically adjusted to the most suitable time-out setting depending on the
frequency of your printer use. While the printer is in sleep mode, the light on the display is off, but the
printer can still receive data from the computer. Receiving a print file or document automatically wakes
up the printer to start printing. Pressing one of the buttons will also wake up the printer.
Sleep mode can be turned off. To turn sleep mode off, go to the Advanced tab, select Device Options
and then select Sleep Time. Double click the word Sleep Time in the Sleep Time screen, this will allow
the Sleep Time Off function to appear, click Sleep Time Off to stop the printer going into sleep mode.
The Sleep Time Off function can be hidden by double clicking the word Sleep Time in the Sleep Time
screen again. We recommend that you keep Sleep mode on for power saving.
Status Monitor
This reports the printer status (any errors that may happen with the printer) when printing. The default
setting for the Status Monitor is off. If you would like to turn the Status Monitor on, go to the Advanced
tab, select Device options and then select Status monitor.
Macro
You can save a page of a document as a macro to printer memory. Moreover, you can execute the saved
macro - in other words, you can use the saved macro as an overlay on any documents. This will save
time and increase printing speed for often used information such as forms, company logos, letter head
formats or invoices.
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Page Protection
‘Page Protection’ refers to a setting that reserves additional memory for the creation of full page images.
Selections are AUTO, OFF, LTR (Letter size paper), A4 or LGL (Legal size paper).
The page protection feature allows the printer to create the full page image to be printed in memory
before physically moving the paper through the printer. When the image is very complicated and the
printer has to wait to process the image before printing, use this function.
Print Date & Time
Date: Specifies the format of the date.
Time: Specifies the format of the time.
HRC
This option allows you to change the HRC setting on your Brother HL-6050 series printer. HRC is a
special function that offers improved print quality of characters and graphics that conventional laser
printers cannot attain with resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi.
■ Printer Default: The setting will match that of the printer.
■ Light
■ Medium
■ Dark.
■ Off: Turn HRC off
TrueType Mode
TrueType fonts may be sent to your printer in one of the following ways:
■ Download as TrueType
■ Download as Bit Image
■ Print as Graphics
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Accessories tab
When you install the optional lower tray unit and other options, you can add it and select its settings in
the Accessories tab as follows.
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You can manually add and remove the options for any optional unit device that is installed on the
printer. Tray settings will match the installed options.
RAMDISK
You can detect the capacity of the RAMDISK that has been set using the control panel. To find the
capacity of RAMDISK, click the RAMDISK check box and then click Auto Detect. For more
information, see Reprinting from RAM on page 3-3.
Paper Source Setting
This feature recognizes the paper size in each paper tray.
Auto detection of printer options
The Auto Detect function finds the currently installed optional unit devices and shows the available
settings in the printer driver. When you click the Auto Detect button, options that are installed on
the printer will be listed. You can manually add or remove options.
Auto Detect function is not available under certain printer conditions.
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Support tab
If you are using Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000 or XP, you can access the Support tab by
clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-6050D/DN series
Properties screen.
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Displays the printer driver version.
Web Update
You can check the brother web site for updated drivers and automatically download and update the
driver on your computer.
Brother Solutions Center
You can download the latest driver or get other information by accessing the Brother Home Page
at http://solutions.brother.com
Printer Settings
You can print the printer settings page and the internal fonts list.
Print Fonts
You can print the font list of the printer.
Check Setting
You can check the current driver settings.
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Features in the BR-Script printer driver (PS printer driver)
You can download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com
For more information, please see the Help text in the printer driver.
The screens in this section are based on HL-6050D with Windows® XP.
The screens on your PC may vary depending on the printer model and your operating system.
Ports tab
Select the port where your printer is connected or the path to the network printer you are using.
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Device Settings tab
Select the options you have installed.
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Layout tab
If you are using Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000 or XP, you can access the Layout tab by
clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Brother HL-6050D/DN BR-Script3
Properties screen.
You can change the layout setting by selecting the settings for Orientation, Print on Both Sides
(Duplex), Page Order and Page Per Sheet.
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Paper / Quality tab
Select the Paper Source.
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Advanced options
If you are using Windows NT® 4.0, Windows® 2000 or XP, you can access the Brother
HL-6050D/DN BR-Script3 Advanced Options tab by clicking Advanced... button in the Layout
tab or the Paper / Quality tab.
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Select the Paper Size and Copy Count.
Set the Print Quality, Scaling and TrueType Font settings.
You can change settings by selecting the setting in the Printer Features list:
■ Media Type
■ HRC
■ Toner Save
■ Sleep Time
■ BR-Script Level
HRC
This option allows you to change the HRC setting on your Brother HL-6050 series printer. HRC is a
special function that offers improved print quality of characters and graphics that conventional laser
printers cannot attain with resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi.
■ Printer Default: The setting will match that of the printer.
■ Light
■ Medium
■ Dark.
■ Off: Turn HRC off
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Toner Save
You can save running costs by turning on the Toner Save, which reduces the print density.
Sleep Time
When the printer does not receive data for a certain period of time (timeout), it enters sleep mode. Sleep
mode acts as though the printer was turned off. The default timeout is 5 minutes. When Intelligent Sleep
Mode is selected, it is automatically adjusted to the most suitable time-out setting depending on the
frequency of your printer use. While the printer is in sleep mode, the light on the display is off, but the
printer can still receive data from the computer. Receiving a print file or document automatically wakes
up the printer to start printing. Pressing one of the buttons will also wake up the printer.
Sleep mode can be turned off. To turn sleep mode off, go to the Advanced tab, select Device Options
and then select Sleep Time. Double click the word Sleep Time in the Sleep Time screen, this will allow
the Sleep Time Off function to appear, click Sleep Time Off to stop the printer going into sleep mode.
The Sleep Time Off function can be hidden by double clicking the word Sleep Time in the Sleep Time
screen again. We recommend that you keep Sleep mode on for power saving.
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For Macintosh®
This printer supports Mac OS® 8.6 to 9.2 and Mac OS® X 10.1, 10.2 or greater.
You can download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com
The screens in this section are from Mac OS® X 10.1
The screens on your Macintosh® will vary depending on your operating system.
Page setup
You can set the Paper size, Orientation and Scale.
Layout
Set the Layout, Pages per Sheet and other settings.
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Specific settings
You can change settings by selecting the setting in the Printer Features list:
■ Media Type
■ Resolution
■ HRC
■ Toner Save
■ Sleep Time
Resolution
You can change the resolution as follows:
■ 300 dpi
■ 600 dpi
■ 1200 dpi
HRC
This option allows you to change the HRC setting on your Brother HL-6050 series printer. HRC is a
special function that offers improved print quality of characters and graphics that conventional laser
printers cannot attain with resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi.
■ Printer Default: The setting will match that of the printer.
■ Light
■ Medium
■ Dark.
■ Off: Turn HRC off
Toner Save
You can save running costs by turning on the Toner Save, which reduces the print density.
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Sleep Time
When the printer does not receive data for a certain period of time (timeout), it enters sleep mode. Sleep
mode acts as though the printer was turned off. The default timeout is 5 minutes. When Intelligent Sleep
Mode is selected, it is automatically adjusted to the most suitable time-out setting depending on the
frequency of your printer use. While the printer is in sleep mode, the light on the display is off, but the
printer can still receive data from the computer. Receiving a print file or document automatically wakes
up the printer to start printing. Pressing one of the buttons will also wake up the printer.
Sleep mode can be turned off. To turn sleep mode off, go to the Advanced tab, select Device Options
and then select Sleep Time. Double click the word Sleep Time in the Sleep Time screen, this will allow
the Sleep Time Off function to appear, click Sleep Time Off to stop the printer going into sleep mode.
The Sleep Time Off function can be hidden by double clicking the word Sleep Time in the Sleep Time
screen again. We recommend that you keep Sleep mode on for power saving.
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Software (Windows® users)
Software for Networks
This section is for the HL-6050DN.
BRAdmin Professional
The BRAdmin Professional is a utility for managing your Brother network enabled printers that are
running under Windows® 95/98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0 and Windows® 2000/XP.
It allows you to easily configure and check the status of your printer on the network.
Driver Deployment Wizard
This installer includes the Windows® PCL printer driver (standard printer 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, the administrator
can save the file to the file server or send the file by email 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.
Web BRAdmin
The Web BRAdmin utility is designed to manage all LAN/WAN Brother network connected devices. By
installing the Web BRAdmin server utility on a computer running Microsoft IIS (Internet Information
Server 4.0/5.0), Administrators with a Web browser can connect to the Web BRAdmin server, which then
communicates with the device itself. Unlike the BRAdmin Professional utility - which is designed for
Windows® systems only - the Web BRAdmin server utility can be accessed from any client computer
with a web browser that supports Java.
You can download the web BRAdmin utility from our web site at http://solutions.brother.com/webbradmin
Web BRAdmin and Internet Information Server 4.0 is supported by the following operating systems:
■ Windows NT® 4.0 Server
Web BRAdmin and Internet Information Server 5.0 is supported by the following operating systems:
■ Windows® 2000 Professional
■ Windows® 2000 Server
■ Windows® 2000 Advanced Server
■ Windows® XP Professional
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Automatic emulation selection
This printer has an automatic emulation selection feature. When the printer receives data from the
computer, it automatically chooses the emulation mode. The default factory setting is ON.
The printer can choose from the following combinations:
EPSON (default)
IBM
HP LaserJet
HP LaserJet
BR-Script 3
BR-Script 3
EPSON FX-850
IBM ProPrinter XL
Automatic interface selection
This printer has an automatic interface selection feature. When the printer receives data from the
computer, it automatically selects the IEEE 1284 Parallel or the USB interface whichever is appropriate.
When you use the parallel interface, you can turn the high-speed and bi-directional parallel
communications on or off by using the control panel buttons to access PARALLEL in the INTERFACE
menu. See INTERFACE on page 3-21. Since the default factory setting is ON for the automatic interface
selection mode, simply connect the interface cable to the printer. (Note: Always turn off both your
computer and printer when connecting or disconnecting the cable).
When you use the automatic interface selection, note the following:
■ This function takes a few seconds to work. If you want to speed up printing, select the required
interface manually by using the control panel to access SELECT in the INTERFACE menu.
If you typically use only one interface, we recommend that you select that interface in the INTERFACE
menu. If only one interface is selected, the printer will allocate the entire input buffer to that interface.
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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. See List of factory settings on page 3-24.
Changing the user settings does not affect the factory settings. You cannot modify the present
factory settings.
The changed user settings can be restored to the default factory settings with the RESET MENU menu.
See RESET MENU on page 3-21.
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Control panel
Control panel
This printer has one liquid crystal display (LCD), seven buttons and one Light Emitting Diode (LED) on
the control panel. The display can show various messages with up to 16 characters in one row. The LED
lights to indicate the current printer status.
■ The control panel with Braille symbols is optionally available in some countries. If you want to
buy an optional control panel with Braille symbols, call the dealer you bought the printer from.
■ For more information on Braille symbols, see Braille symbols on page 3-29.
Figure 3-1
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 1
Buttons
You can control the basic printer operations and change various printer settings with seven buttons (Go,
Job Cancel, Reprint, +, -, Back, Set).
Button
Operations
Go
Exit from the control panel menu, reprint settings and error messages.
pause and continue printing.
Job Cancel
Stop and cancel the printing job in progress.
Reprint
Select the number of extra copies (1-999).
+
Move forward through menus.
Move forward through the available options.
-
Move backward through menus.
Move backward through the available options.
Back
Go back one level in the menu.
Set
Select the control panel menu.
Set the selected menus and settings.
Go button
You can change the panel indications from the current status (Menu, Error and Reprint settings) by
pressing the Go button once. For ERROR indications, the control panel only changes when the error is
cleared.
You can pause printing with the Go button. Pressing the Go button again restarts the print job and clears
the pause. During a pause, the printer is off line.
If the printer is in PAUSE mode and you do not want to print the data that is left, you can cancel the
job by pressing the Job Cancel button. Once the job has been cancelled the printer will return to
the READY state.
Job Cancel button
You can cancel the processing or printing of data with the Job Cancel button. The display shows JOB
CANCELLING until the job is cancelled. After cancelling the job, the printer returns to the READY state.
When the printer is not 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 Reprint
button. Also, if you have created a document that you wish to share with colleagues, simply spool the
document to a non secure area of the printer. This document can then be reprinted by anyone who is on
the network or at the printer control panel.
You can use the Reprint button when the printer is in READY or PAUSE state.
If you want to print Proof, Public or Secure data, we recommend that you install the optional
CompactFlash® card.
Reprinting from RAM
If you do not install a CompactFlash® card (see CompactFlash® card on page 4-9), you can reprint from
random access memory (RAM). The reprint data in RAM will be deleted when the printer is turned off.
When you use RAM to reprint:
1 Press the Set button on the control panel to exit from the READY state and select RAMDISK SIZE
in the SETUP menu.
2 The present RAM disk is 0MB. Press the + button to increase the reprint RAM size in increments of
1MB.
■ When you increase the RAM size for secure printing, the work area of the printer is decreased
and the printer performance will be reduced. Make sure that you reset the RAM disk size to 0MB
after you finish using secure printing.
■ When you store data in RAM, the data will be deleted when the printer is turned off.
We recommend that you add more RAM if you want to be able to print a lot of secure data. (See DIMM
on page 4-11).
Reprinting the last job
You can reprint the data from the last print job without sending it from the computer again.
■ If REPRINT setting is set to OFF on the control panel and you press the Reprint button, the LCD
shows NO DATA STORED for a short time.
■ If you want to cancel reprinting, press the Job Cancel button.
■ If the printer does not have enough memory to spool the print job data, it will only print the last
page.
■ Pressing the - or + button makes the number of reprint copies decrease or increase. You can
select between 1 and 999 COPIES.
■ For more information about the settings in the printer driver, see Device Options on page 2-5.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 3
Reprint the last job three times
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Make sure the REPRINT setting is ON by using the control panel buttons to enter the SETUP menu.
If you print with the driver we have supplied with the printer, the settings for Job Spooling in the
printer driver will take priority over the settings made on the control panel. For more information, see
Device Options on page 2-5.
2
Press the Reprint button.
COPIES=
1
If you wait too long to continue the control panel button operation, the display
leaves the REPRINT setting automatically.
Press + twice.
COPIES=
3
Press Set or Reprint.
PRINTING
COPIES=
1
■ If you press the Go button twice, the printer will leave the REPRINT setting.
■ If you want to reprint the data and have pressed the Go button, the display shows PRESS SET
TO PRINT. Press the Set or Reprint button to start reprinting, or press Go again to cancel the
reprint job.
Printing Proof data
You can use this setting to reprint proof data that has just been printed and has no security settings.
Documents that are placed in the proof area are available to anyone. You might use this setting for a
document that will be moved to a public folder at a later date.
When the area to spool data is full, the earliest data is automatically deleted first. The order of deleting
data is not connected to the order of reprinting.
When you reprint Proof data, see How to print Secure data on page 3-6.
■ If you have not installed the optional CompactFlash® card, the reprint data will be deleted when
the printer is turned off.
■ For more information about the settings in the printer driver, see Device Options on page 2-5.
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Printing Public data
You can use this setting to reprint documents that are stored in a Public area of the printer memory.
Documents here will not be protected by a password and anyone can access them using the front panel
or a web browser. The printer will not print a Public document when you send it to the printer. You must
use the control panel of the printer or connect to the printer through a web browser.
Public data can be deleted using the control panel of the printer or from the web-based management
software.
When you reprint PUBLIC data, see How to print Secure data on page 3-6.
For more information about the settings in the printer driver, see Job Spooling on page 2-6.
Printing Secure data
Secure documents are protected by a password and only those people who 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 (with the password) or connect to the printer
using a web browser.
If you want to delete the spooled data, you can carry out this operation using the control panel or the
web-based management software.
For more information about the settings in the printer driver, see Device Options on page 2-5.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 5
How to print Secure data
Press the Reprint button
If there is no data.
NO DATA STORED
LAST JOB
Press + or -.
SECURE FILE
or
PUBLIC FILE
or
PROOF FILE
Press the Set button.
USER XXXXXX
Press the + or - button to select the user name.
Press the Set button to set the user name.
JOB XXXXXX
Press the + or - button to select the job.
Press the Set button to set the job.
PASS NO.=0000
Type your password. Ignore this step if printing a Public File.
Press the Set button to set the password
COPIES=
1
The printer will exit this menu after a time-out period.
Press the Set button or the Reprint button.
If you press the Go button, the display shows PRESS SET TO PRINT.
PRINTING
When there is no reprint data in memory
If the printer does not have reprint data in the memory and you press the Reprint button, the LCD shows
NO DATA STORED.
To cancel the reprint job
Pressing the Job Cancel button allows you to cancel the current reprint job. The Job Cancel button also
allows you to cancel a paused reprint job.
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+ or - button
If you press the + or - button when the printer is online (READY), it goes offline and the LCD displays the
menu.
To move through menus on the LCD
If you press the + or - button when the printer is online (READY), it goes offline and the LCD displays the
current mode.
You can go to other menus by pressing the + or - button. Pressing the + or - button allows you to move
forward or backward through the menus and settings on the display. Press or keep pressing the button
until you see the setting you want.
To enter numbers
You can enter numbers in two ways. You can press the + or - button to move up or down one number
at a time, or you can hold down the + or - button to move faster. When you see the number you want,
press the Set button.
Back button
If you press the Back button when the printer is online (READY), it goes offline and the LCD returns to
the menu.
Pressing the Back button allows you to return to the previous level from the current menu level.
The Back button also allows you to choose the previous digit while setting numbers.
When you select a setting and it does not have an asterisk (Set button was not pressed), the Back button
allows you to return to the previous menu level with the original setting unchanged.
When you press the Set button to choose a setting, an asterisk appears briefly at the end of the
display. Since the asterisk shows what you have chosen, you can easily see the current settings as
you look through the display.
Set button
If you press the Set button when the printer is online (READY), it goes offline and the LCD returns to the
menu.
Pressing the Set button allows you to choose the displayed menu or option. After changing a setting, an
asterisk (*) appears briefly on the right-hand side of the message.
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Light-emitting diode (LED)
The LED is a light which shows the printer status.
Data - Orange LED
LED indication
Meaning
On
Data is in the printer memory.
Blinking
Receiving or processing data.
Off
No data left in the memory.
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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
The display shows the current printer status. When you use the control panel buttons, the display will
change.
If there are any problems, the display shows the appropriate error message, maintenance message or
call service message so you will know that you need to take action. For more information about these
messages, see LCD messages on page 6-1.
Back light
Light
Meaning
Off
The printer is power off or in sleep status.
Green
(General)
Ready to print
Printing
Warming Up
Job cancelling
Red
(Error)
There is a problem with the printer.
Orange
(Setting)
The printer is offline.
Choosing a menu
Setting Reprint times
Pause
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 9
LCD message
Printer status messages
The following table shows the printer status messages that are displayed during normal operation:
Printer Status Message
Meaning
IGNORE DATA
Printer is ignoring data processed using PS driver.
JOB CANCELLING
Cancelling the job.
NOW INITIALIZING
The printer is setting up.
PAUSE
The printer has suspended its operations. Press the Go button to start the
printer again.
PRESS SET TO PRINT
Press the Set button to start printing.
PRINTING
Printing.
PROCESSING
Busy processing data.
PROGRAMING-WAIT
Accessing CompactFlash® card.
RAM SIZE=XX MB
This printer has XX MB memory.
READY
Ready to print.
RESET TO FACTORY SETTINGS
The printer settings returns to the factory settings.
RESET TO USER SETTINGS
The printer settings returns to the user settings.
RESOLUTION ADAPT
Printing with reduced resolution.
SELF TEST
Performing self-diagnostics.
SLEEP
In Sleep state
WARMING UP
The printer is warming up.
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How to use the control panel
When you use the Menu buttons (+, -, Set or Back), remember the following basic steps:
■ If no control panel operations are performed for 30 seconds, the LCD automatically returns to
READY.
■ When you press the Set button to choose a setting, an asterisk appears at the end of the display for
a short time. After that, the display returns to the previous menu level.
■ After changing the status or a setting, pressing the Back button before you press the Set button will
cause the display to return to the previous menu level with the original settings unchanged.
■ There are two ways to input numbers. You can press + or - to scroll up or down one number at a time,
or you can hold down + or - to scroll faster. The blinking number is the one that you can change.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 11
For example: If you feed paper from the MP tray as a priority, change the MP FIRST setting to ON
as follows.
The default setting is OFF. Turn this setting ON if you want to.
READY
Press any of the Menu buttons (+, -, Set or Back) to take the printer offline.
INFORMATION
Press the + or - button to move forward or backward through the menus until
PAPER is displayed.
PAPER
Press the Set button to move to the next menu level.
SOURCE
Press the + or - button.
MP FIRST
Press the Set button.
=OFF
*
Press the + button.
=ON
Press Set button.
An asterisk * briefly appears at the end of the display.
The default setting is indicated by an *
=ON
*
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Control Panel LCD menu
The control panel LCD names for the paper trays are as follows.
■ Standard paper tray: TRAY 1
■ Multi-purpose tray: MP TRAY
■ Optional lower tray: TRAY 2
There are eight menus. For more information about the selections available in each menu, please see
the pages listed below.
■ INFORMATION
See INFORMATION on page 3-14.
■ PAPER
See PAPER on page 3-15.
■ QUALITY
see QUALITY on page 3-15.
■ SETUP
See SETUP on page 3-16.
■ PRINT MENU
See PRINT MENU on page 3-17.
■ NETWORK
See NETWORK (only on a Network) on page 3-20.
■ INTERFACE
See INTERFACE on page 3-21.
■ RESET MENU
See RESET MENU on page 3-21.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 13
INFORMATION
Display Shows
Description
PRINT SETTINGS
Prints the print settings page.
PRINT TEST
Prints the test page.
PRINT DEMO
Prints the demonstration sheet.
PRINT FILE LIST
Prints the list of data saved in the CompactFlash® card or in the embedded memory
when the CompactFlash® card has not been installed.
PRINT FONTS
Prints the font list and samples.
VERSION
Subsetting
Description
SER.NO=#########
Shows printer serial number.
ROM VER=####
Shows ROM version.
ROM DATE=##/##/##
Shows ROM date.
NET VER=####
Shows network version (only Network users).
RAM SIZE=###MB
Shows the size of memory in this printer.
PAGE COUNTER
=######
Shows the current total printed
pages.
DRUM COUNT
=######
Shows the pages printed with
drum unit.
REMAIN DRUM
=######
Shows the pages left to print
with drum unit.
REMAIN PF KIT MP
=######
Shows the pages left to print
with PF kit MP.
REMAIN PF KIT 1
=######
Shows the pages left to print
with PF kit 1.
REMAIN PF KIT 2
=######
Shows the pages left to print
with PF kit 2.
REMAIN FUSER
=######
Shows the pages left to print
with fuser unit.
REMAIN LASER
=######
Shows the pages left to print
with laser unit.
MAINTENANCE
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PAPER
Display Shows
Description
SOURCE
=AUTO/MP/TRAY1/TRAY2
Selects which paper tray the paper will be fed from.
PRIORITY
=MP>T1>T2
T1>T2>MP
T1>T2
MP FIRST
=ON/OFF
Selects whether to feed paper from the MP tray as a priority.
MP SIZE
=ANY/LETTER/LEGAL/A4...
Selects the size of paper you loaded in the MP tray, for example, A4/Letter/Legal/...
MANUAL FEED
=OFF/ON
Select whether or not you want to feed paper manually.
TRAY1 SIZE
=LETTER/LEGAL/A4...
Selects the size of paper you loaded in the standard upper tray, for example,
A4/Letter/Legal/...
TRAY2 SIZE
=LETTER/LEGAL/A4...
Selects the size of paper you loaded in the optional lower tray, for example,
A4/Letter/Legal/...
DUPLEX
=OFF/ON(LONG BIND)/ON(SHORT BIND)
Select whether you want to automatically print on both sides of the paper.
QUALITY
Display Shows
Description
RESOLUTION
=300/600/1200
You can select a print resolution of 300, 600 or 1200 dpi (dots per inch).
HRC
=MEDIUM/DARK/OFF/LIGHT
HRC: High Resolution Control (HRC) offers improved print quality of letters,
numbers and graphics that conventional laser printers cannot achieve, with a
resolution of 300 or 600 dpi.
TONER SAVE
=OFF/ON
DENSITY
=-6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Increases or decreases the print density.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 15
SETUP
Display Shows
Description
LANGUAGE
= ENGLISH /FRANÇAIS /...
PANEL CONTROL
Subsetting
Description
LCD DENSITY
=0/1/2
AUTO ONLINE
=ON/OFF
BUTTON REPEAT
Sets the time for the display message to change when
holding the + or - button at intervals of: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4,
0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 seconds. The factory setting is 0.1.
MESSAGE SCROLL
Sets the time in seconds that an LCD message will scroll
across the display. From Level 1=0.2 to Level 10=2.0. The
factory setting is Level 1.
ERROR BUZZER
PANEL BUZZER
BUZZER VOLUME
OFF
NORMAL
There will be a set of five Buzzes when an error occurs.
SPECIAL
Buzzes five times consecutively until the error is cleared.
OFF
Disables buzz function when you press the button.
ON
Enables buzz function when you press the button.
LOW
Makes the buzz lower.
HIGH
Makes the buzz higher.
POWER SAVE TIME
=1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 240 MIN
AUTO CONTINUE
=OFF/ON
LOCK PANEL
=OFF/ON
Turns the lock panel settings ON or OFF.
PASS NO.=###
REPRINT
=ON/OFF
PAGE PROTECTION
PROTECT = AUTO
EMULATION
=AUTO (EPSON)/AUTO (IBM)/HP LASER JET/....
KEEP PCL
=OFF/ON
RAMDISK SIZE
=0, 1, 2 ... MB
DELETE STORAGE
Deletes the data in CompactFlash® card.
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AUTO, OFF, LETTER, A4,LEGAL
RESTART PRINTER?
Subsetting
Description
SECURE FILE
Selects the user name, job name and password.
PUBLIC FILE
Selects the user name and job name.
PROOF FILE
Selects the user name and job name.
DATA ID (CF)
=####
MACRO ID (CF)
=####
FONT ID (CF)
=####
FORMAT (CF)
OK?
DATA ID (ROM)
=####
MACRO ID (ROM)
=####
FONT IT (ROM)
=####
FORMAT (ROM)
OK?
PRINT MENU
Display Shows
Description
MEDIA TYPE
=PLAIN PAPER, TRANSPARENCIES, THICK PAPER, THICKER PAPER, THIN
PAPER, BOND PAPER, ENVELOPES, ENV.THIN, RECYCLED PAPER
PAPER
Sets the paper size to LETTER, A4, LEGAL, FOLIO, EXECUTIVE, COM-10,
MONARCH, C5, DL, DLL, B5, A5, A6, B6, JIS B5, A4 LONG, POST CARD,
ORGANIZER J, ORGANIZER K, ORGANIZER L, ORGANIZER M
COPIES
You can check the total number of printed pages.
Shows the number of printed pages (1 to 999).
ORIENTATION
This printer can print pages in portrait or landscape orientation.
PORTRAIT or LANDSCAPE
PRINT POSITION
This printer can be adjusted to align the page format.
Subsetting
Description
X OFFSET=0
=-500, -499 ... + 499, +500
Moves the print start position (at the top-left corner of
pages) horizontally up to -500 (left) to +500 (right) dots in
300 dpi.
Y OFFSET=0
=-500, -499 ... + 499, +500
Moves the print start position (at the top-left corner of
pages) vertically up to -500 (up) to +500 (down) dots in
300 dpi.
AUTO FF TIME
=OFF/1, 2, 3 ... 99 (sec)
Allows you to print the remaining data without pressing the Go button.
FF SUPPRESS
=OFF/ON
Turns the feed suppress (PAUSE) setting ON or OFF.
HP LASERJET
Subsetting
Description
FONT NO.
=I000 ... ####
FONT PITCH/POINT
=##.##
SYMBOL SET
PC-8/...
Sets the symbol set or the character set.
TABLE PRINT
Prints code table.
AUTO LF
=OFF/ON
ON: CR →CR+LF,
OFF: CR →CR
AUTO CR
=OFF/ON
ON: LF LF+CR, FF+CR, or VT →VT+CR
OFF: LF →LF, FF →FF, or VT →VT
AUTO WRAP
=OFF/ON
Selects whether a line feed and carriage return will
happen when the printer reaches the right margin.
AUTO SKIP
=ON/OFF
Selects whether a line feed and carriage return will
happen when the printer position reaches the bottom
margin.
LEFT MARGIN
=##
Sets the left margin at column 0 to 70 columns at 10 cpi.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 17
PRINT MENU (Continued)
Display Shows
Description
HP LASERJET
(continued)
Subsetting
Description
RIGHT MARGIN
=##
Sets the right margin at column 10 to 80 columns at 10
cpi.
TOP MARGIN
=#.##
Sets 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. The factory setting is
0.5.
BOTTOM MARGIN
=#.##
Sets 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. The
factory setting is 0.33(None-HP), 0.5(HP).
LINES
=###
Sets the number of lines on each page from 5 to 128
lines.
FONT NO.
=I000 ... ####
FONT PITCH/POINT
=##.##
CHARACTER SET
PC-8/...
Sets the symbol set or the character set.
TABLE PRINT
Prints code table.
AUTO LF
=OFF/ON
ON: CR →CR+LF
OFF: CR →CR
AUTO MASK
=OFF/ON
LEFT MARGIN
Sets the left margin at column 0 to 70 columns at 10 cpi.
RIGHT MARGIN
Sets the right margin at column 10 to 80 columns at 10
cpi.
TOP MARGIN
Sets 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. The factory setting is
0.33.
BOTTOM MARGIN
Sets 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. The
factory setting is 0.33.
LINES
Sets the number of lines on each page from 5 to 128
lines.
EPSON FX-850
3 - 18 CONTROL PANEL
PRINT MENU (Continued)
Display Shows
Description
IBM PROPRINTER
Subsetting
Description
FONT NO.
=I000 ... ####
FONT PITCH
=##.##
CHARACTER SET
PC-8/...
Sets the symbol set or the character set.
TABLE PRINT
Prints code table.
AUTO LF
=OFF/ON
ON: CR →CR+LF,
OFF: CR →CR
AUTO CR
=OFF/ON
AUTO MASK
=OFF/ON
LEFT MARGIN
Sets the left margin at column 0 to 70 columns at 10 cpi.
RIGHT MARGIN
Sets the right margin at column 10 to 80 columns at 10
cpi.
TOP MARGIN
Sets 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. The factory setting is
0.33.
BOTTOM MARGIN
Sets 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. The
factory setting is 0.33.
LINES
Sets the number of lines on each page from 5 to 128
lines.
BR-SCRIPT3
ERROR PRINT
=OFF/ON
CARBON MENU
CARBON COPY
OFF/ON/AUTO/PARALLEL
COPIES
=1 to 8
COPY 1 TRAY
=AUTO/REMAINING, MP TRAY, TRAY1, TRAY2
COPY 1 MACRO
=(ID number)
COPY 2 TRAY
.
.
.
=AUTO/REMAINING, MP TRAY1, TRAY2
Appears when printing 2 pages or more.
COPY 8 TRAY
COPY 2 MACRO
.
.
.
=(ID number)
Appears when printing 2 pages or more.
COPY 8 MACRO
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 19
NETWORK (only on a Network)
Display Shows
Description
TCP/IP
Subsetting
Description
TCP/IP ENABLE
=ON/OFF
IP ADDRESS=
###.###.###.###
SUBNET MASK=
###.###.###.###
GATEWAY=
###.###.###.###
IP BOOT TRIES
=#
IP METHOD
=AUTO, STATIC, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP
APIPA
=ON/OFF
NETWARE ENABLE
=ON/OFF
NET FRAME
=AUTO, 8023, ENET, 8022, SNAP
NETWARE
APPLETALK
=ON/OFF
NETBEUI
=ON/OFF
DLC/LLC
=ON/OFF
NETBIOS/IP
=ON/OFF
ENET
=AUTO, 100B-FD, 100B-HD, 10B-FD, 10B-HD
3 - 20 CONTROL PANEL
INTERFACE
Display Shows
Description
SELECT
=AUTO/PARALLEL/USB/NETWORK
AUTO IF TIME
= 1, 2, 3 ... 99 (sec)
You need to set the time-out period for the auto interface selection.
INPUT BUFFER
= Level1, 2, 3 ... 15
Increases or decreases the
input buffer capacity.
PARALLEL
When using the parallel interface
USB 2.0
RESTART PRINTER?
Sub-setting Menu
Description
HIGH SPEED
=ON/OFF
Turns high-speed parallel communications ON or
OFF.
BI-DIR
=ON/OFF
Turns bi-directional parallel communications ON
or OFF.
INPUT PRIME
=ON/OFF
Turns prime signal ON or OFF.
HIGH SPEED
=ON/OFF
Turns High-Speed USB 2.0 communications ON
or OFF.
RESET MENU
Display Shows
Description
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 on page 3-24.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 21
Set IP Address
INFORMATION
Press the + or - button until NETWORK appears (and to display each setting
shown below).
NETWORK
Press the Set button.
TCP/IP
Press the Set button.
TCP/IP ENABLE
Press the + button.
IP ADDRESS=
Press the Set button.
192.0.0.192*
The last digit in the first part of the number is blinking.
Press the + or - button to increase or decrease the number.
Press the Set button to go to the next number.
123.0.0.192*
Repeat this process until you have set your IP address.
123.45.67.89
Press the Set button to complete the IP address.
123.45.67.89*
3 - 22 CONTROL PANEL
An asterisk appears at the end of the display.
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 supports the PCL6
language of 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 best with those applications.
BR-Script 3 Mode
BR-Script is an original Brother page description language and a PostScript® language emulation
interpreter. This printer supports level 3. The BR-Script interpreter of this printer allows you to control
text and graphics on pages.
For technical information about PostScript® commands, see the following manuals:
■ Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Reference, third Edition. Addison-Wesley
Publishing Company, Inc., 1999. ISBN: 0-201-37922-8
■ Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Program Design. Addison-Wesley Publishing
Company, Inc., 1988. ISBN: 0-201-14396-8
■ Adobe Systems Incorporated. PostScript® Language Tutorial and Cookbook. Addison-Wesley
Publishing Company, Inc., 1985. ISBN: 0-201-10179-3
EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Mode
The EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL modes are the emulation modes that this printer supports to
meet the industry-standard for dot matrix printers. Some applications support these dot matrix printer
emulations. Use these emulation modes so your printer will work well when printing from those types of
applications.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 23
List of factory settings
Table 3-1 shows the factory settings.
■ The emulation mode affects the setting. Effective modes are shown in brackets in the following
table.
■ The following settings cannot be restored to the factory settings with FACTORY RESET in the
RESET MENU menu: INTERFACE menu, HRC, 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.
Network factory default setting
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 on the network board
(NC-6100h) for more than 5 seconds.
3 - 24 CONTROL PANEL
Table 3 - 1: List of factory settings
Display Shows
Submenu
Factory setting
PAPER
SOURCE
=AUTO
PRIORITY
=MP>T1>T2
MP FIRST
=OFF
MP SIZE
=ANY
MANUAL FEED
=OFF
TRAY1 SIZE
=DETECT SENSOR
TRAY2 SIZE
=DETECT SENSOR
DUPLEX
=OFF
RESOLUTION
=600
HRC
=MEDIUM
TONER SAVE
=OFF
DENSITY
0
LANGUAGE
=ENGLISH
PANEL CONTROL
Subsetting
Factory setting
LCD DENSITY
=0
AUTO ONLINE
=ON
BUTTON REPEAT
=0.1 SEC
MESSAGE SCROLL
LEVEL 1
QUALITY
SETUP
PRINT MENU
ERROR BUZZER
=OFF
PANEL BUZZER
=OFF
BUZZER VOLUME
=LOW
POWER SAVE TIME
=30 MIN
AUTO CONTINUE
=OFF
LOCK PANEL
=OFF
REPRINT
=ON
PAGE PROTECTION
=AUTO
EMULATION
=AUTO(EPSON)
KEEP PCL
=OFF
RAMDISK SIZE
=0MB
MEDIA TYPE
=PLAIN PAPER
PAPER
=A4/LETTER
COPIES
=1
ORIENTATION
=PORTRAIT
PRINT POSITION
Subsetting
Factory setting
X OFFSET
=0
Y OFFSET
=0
AUTO FF TIME
=0
FF SUPPRESS
=OFF
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 25
Table 3 - 1: List of factory settings (Continued)
Display Shows
Submenu
Factory setting
PRINT MENU
(continued)
HP LASERJET
Subsetting
Factory setting
FONT NO.
=59
FONT PITCH
=10.00/12.00
SYMBOLSET
=PC8
AUTO LF
=OFF
AUTO CR
=OFF
AUTO WRAP
=OFF
AUTO SKIP
=ON
LEFT MARGIN
=####
RIGHT MARGIN
=####
TOP MARGIN
=####
BOTTOM MARGIN
=####
LINES
=####
FONT NO.
=59
FONT PITCH
=10.00/12.00
SYMBOLSET
=US ASCII
AUTO LF
=OFF
AUTO MASK
=OFF
LEFT MARGIN
=####
RIGHT MARGIN
=####
TOP MARGIN
=####
BOTTOM MARGIN
=####
LINES
=####
FONT NO.
=59
FONT PITCH
=10.00/12.00
SYMBOLSET
=PC8
AUTO LF
=OFF
AUTO CR
=OFF
LEFT MARGIN
=####
RIGHT MARGIN
=####
TOP MARGIN
=####
BOTTOM MARGIN=
####
LINES
=####
BR-SCRIPT
ERROR PRINT
=OFF
CARBON MENU
CARBON COPY
=OFF
EPSON FX-850
IBM PROPRINTER
3 - 26 CONTROL PANEL
Table 3 - 1: List of factory settings (Continued)
Display Shows
Submenu
Factory setting
NETWORK
TCP/IP
Subsetting
Factory setting
TCP/IP ENABLE
=ON
IP ADDRESS
=169.254.###.### *1
SUBNET MASK
=255.255.0.0 *1
GATEWAY
=0.0.0.0
IP BOOT TRIES
=3
IP METHOD
=AUTO
APIPA
=ON
NETWARE ENABLE
=ON
NET FRAME
=AUTO
NETWARE
INTERFACE
APPLETALK
=ON
NETBEUI
=ON
DLC/LLC
=ON
NETBIOS/IP
=ON
ENET
=AUTO
SELECT
=AUTO
AUTO IF TIME
=5
INPUT BUFFER
=LEVEL 3
PARALLEL
Subsetting
Factory setting
HIGH SPEED
=ON
BI-DIR
=ON
INPUT PRIME
=OFF
HIGH SPEED
=ON
USB 2.0
*1 Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) protocol automatically configures an IP address and subnet mask.
For more details, see the Network User's Guide, which is provided on the CD-ROM.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 27
For visually-impaired users
Buzzer indications
The control panel has a buzzer. The buzzer will sound when one of the control panel buttons is pressed,
or the status of the printer changes. See the table for a description of the buzzer meanings.
Table 3 - 2: Buzzer indications list
Buzz indications
Conditions
A short buzz
■ When you enter any information using the button.
Two short buzzes
■ When you come back to the top menu option after you move forward or
backward through the menus.
■ When you move to another menu level.
Five short buzzes
■ When an error occurs.
A long buzz
■ When you set any optional menu setting.
Two long buzzes
■ When the printer comes online.
■ When the printer is in the READY status after a warming up condition.
A short and a long buzz ■ When you enter wrong information.
You can change the settings of the buzzer by using the buttons on the control panel.
To change the setting of the buzzer, press the + (plus) button until SETUP is displayed, then press the
Set button. Press the + (plus) button until ERROR BUZZER, PANEL BUZZER or BUZZER VOLUME is
displayed and press Set.
See SETUP on page 3-16 for a description of the buzzer settings.
3 - 28 CONTROL PANEL
Braille symbols
The control panel with Braille symbols is optionally available for some countries. If you want to buy
an optional control panel with Braille symbols, call the dealer you bought the printer from.
The control panel buttons are marked with Braille characters for visually-impaired users as shown in the
table.
Table 3 - 3: Braille symbols list
Button
Abbreviations
Go
Go
Job Cancel
Can
Reprint
Rep
Braille*
*Braille indicates the first 2 or 3 letters of the English button name. For example, Job Cancel is shown
as “can” in Braille.
CONTROL PANEL 3 - 29
4
Options
Optional accessories and supplies
This printer has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the printer with
these items.
Options
Lower tray unit
Network board
(For HL-6050/6050D)
Wireless print server
LT-6000
NC-6100h
NC-7100w
See 4-2
DIMM memory
See 4-11
4 - 1 OPTIONS
See 4-3
See 4-6
See 4-9
Optional fonts package
Optional barcode
fonts package
BS-3000
BT-1000
See 4-15
CompactFlash® card
See 4-15
Lower tray unit (LT-6000)
The lower tray unit (Tray 2) is an optional device that can hold up to 500 sheets of paper (80 g/m2 or 20
lb). When all three trays are installed, the printer can hold up to 1100 sheets of plain paper. If you want
to buy an optional lower tray unit, call the dealer you bought the printer from.
Expands up to a total of 1100 sheets
Figure 4-1
To install the lower tray unit, please see the User's Guide that we have supplied with the lower tray unit.
OPTIONS 4 - 2
Network board (NC-6100h)
(For HL-6050 and HL-6050D)
Installing the Brother network board (NC-6100h) allows you to connect the printer on a network running
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, DLC/LLC, and NetBEUI protocols. Many useful features, such as
BRAdmin Professional for the administrator and Brother network printing software, are included on the
CD-ROM supplied with this printer.
For setup, see the Network User's Guide.
Installing the network board
1
2
Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer.
Slide and remove the side cover.
Figure 4-2
3
Open the interface access cover.
Figure 4-3
4 - 3 OPTIONS
4
Loosen the two screws, and then remove the Network cover plate.
Figure 4-4
5
Put the network board connector firmly into the connector of the main controller board by aligning
the two screws to the groove of the printer, and then secure it with the two screws.
Figure 4-5
6
Close the interface access cover.
Figure 4-6
OPTIONS 4 - 4
7
Put the side cover back on.
Figure 4-7
8
9
10
Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the network port of the printer.
Plug the printer back in, and then turn on the power switch.
For details about how to use the Network board, please see the Network User's Guide on the
CD-ROM that we have supplied with this printer.
4 - 5 OPTIONS
Wireless print server (NC-7100w)
The Brother NC-7100w wireless print server supports the IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g wireless
networking standards and can work in Infrastructure or Ad-hoc mode using common wireless
authentication and security methods.
For more information, see the NC-7100w Network User’s Guide on the CD-ROM and the Quick Setup
Guide that we have supplied with the NC-7100w wireless print server.
Installing the network board
1
2
Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer if connected. Disconnect the interface
cable from the printer.
Slide and remove the side cover of the printer.
Figure 4-8
3
Open the interface access cover.
Figure 4-9
OPTIONS 4 - 6
4
Loosen the two screws, and then remove the Network cover plate.
Figure 4-10
5
Put the NC-7100w print server connector firmly into the connector of the main controller board by
aligning the two screws to the groove of the printer, and then secure it with the two screws.
Figure 4-11
6
Close the interface access cover.
7
Put the side cover back on.
8
Plug the printer back in, and then turn on the power switch.
4 - 7 OPTIONS
9
Make sure that the POWER LED of the print server is on.
POWER LED
Figure 4-12
10
For details about how to use the NC-7100w wireless print server, please see the Network User's
Guide on the CD-ROM that we have supplied with NC-7100w.
OPTIONS 4 - 8
CompactFlash® card
This printer has a slot for an optional industry standard CompactFlash® card, which is a memory card.
If you install an optional CompactFlash® card, you can save macros, the print log and fonts on it. You
can also select a stored print job and reprint it through the network.
You can install the following types of CompactFlash® cards.
SanDisk (or SanDisk OEM Products)
Type I
■ 32 MB
■ 64 MB
■ 128 MB
■ 256 MB
■ 512 MB
■ 1 GB
SDCFB-32-801
SDCFB-64-801
SDCFB-128-801
SDCFB-256-801
SDCFB-512-801
SDCFB-1000-801
■ Make sure the printer power is OFF before you insert or remove the card to avoid serious
damage or data loss.
■ IBM Microdrive® is not compatible.
■ For more information about the CompactFlash® card, call the dealer you bought the printer from
or Brother customer service.
■ For the latest information, visit: http://solutions.brother.com
4 - 9 OPTIONS
Inserting the CompactFlash® card
Follow these steps to insert or remove a card:
1 Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer.
2 Insert the CompactFlash® card into the slot with the label facing to the left, pressing the card firmly
into the slot.
Caution
Do not insert the card into the slot with the label facing the wrong way, as this may damage the
connector pins.
Figure 4-13
Before you remove the card, turn the power switch OFF, and then unplug the printer. To remove the
card, pull it out of the printer.
OPTIONS 4 - 10
DIMM
The HL-6050, HL-6050D and HL-6050DN printers have 32 MB of standard memory and one slot for
optional memory expansion. You can expand the memory up to 160 MB by installing dual in-line memory
modules (DIMMs).
You can install the following DIMMs:
■ 16 MB
TechWorks
■ 32 MB
TechWorks
■ 64 MB
TechWorks
■ 128 MB
TechWorks
12456-0001
12457-0001
12458-0001
12459-0001
For more information, visit Techworks website at http://www.techworks.com
In general, the DIMM must have the following specifications:
Type:
100 pin and 32 bit output
CAS latency:
2 or 3
Clock frequency:
66 MHz or more
Capacity:
16, 32, 64 or 128 MB
Height:
35 mm (1.4 in.) or less
Parity:
NONE
Dram Type:
SDRAM 4 Bank
SDRAM can be used.
■ There might be some DIMMs that will not work with the printer.
■ For more information, call the dealer you bought the printer from or Brother Customer Service.
■ For the latest information and drivers, visit the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com
4 - 11 OPTIONS
Installing additional memory
When you install extra memory, follow these steps:
1
Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer. Disconnect the interface cable from
the printer.
Make sure you turn the power to the printer OFF before you install or remove the DIMM.
2
Slide and remove the side cover.
Figure 4-14
3
Open the interface access cover.
Figure 4-15
4
Unpack the DIMM and hold it by its edges.
OPTIONS 4 - 12
5
Hold the DIMM on the side edges. Line up the notches on the DIMM with the DIMM slot. (Check
that the locks on each side of the DIMM slot are open or facing outwards.)
Figure 4-16
6
Press the DIMM straight into the slot (press firmly). Make sure the locks on each side of the DIMM
click into place. (To remove a DIMM, you must release the locks.)
Figure 4-17
7
Close the interface access cover.
Figure 4-18
4 - 13 OPTIONS
8
Put the side cover back on.
Figure 4-19
9
Reconnect the interface cable to your printer. Plug the printer back in, and then turn on the printer
power switch.
To check that you have installed the DIMM properly, you can print the Printer Settings page that
shows the current memory size. To print the Printer Settings page, see Support tab on page 2-9 or
INFORMATION on page 3-14
OPTIONS 4 - 14
Optional fonts package
Optional fonts package (BS-3000)
The optional font package (BS-3000) is the CD-ROM you need for installing the 136 PostScript® 3™ Agfa
and TrueType Fonts.
Optional barcode fonts package
(BT-1000)
The optional Barcode fonts package (BT-1000) is the CD-ROM you need for installing the Barcode fonts.
Selecting the optional fonts
After you have installed the optional fonts, you can select optional fonts using any of the following
methods:
1 Through your application software
2 With a font selection command
3 With the control panel menu settings.
When you select fonts through your application software, follow the instructions specific to your software.
See your software manual if you need assistance. When you select fonts with a font selection command,
embed the font selection command in your program. See the Technical Reference Guide. Please call a
Brother authorized service representative or Brother Customer Service for references to the Technical
Reference Guide.
When you select the fonts through your software or with a command, note the following:
■ You do not need to be concerned about the font control panel setting. The software or command
overrides the printer setting.
■ Be sure to install a fonts package that has the fonts you want. The printer automatically selects
the font that has exactly the same or similar characteristics as those you have set through the
software or with a command. If the installed fonts package does not happen to have a font of
similar characteristics, the printer will print in an unexpected font.
To select fonts with the control panel setting menu, follow these basic steps:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press any of the Menu buttons (+, -, Set or Back) to take the printer off line.
Press + or - until INFORMATION appears on the LCD display.
Press Set to proceed to the next menu level, and then press + or - until PRINT FONTS appears.
Press Set to print the list of optional fonts.
Find the font number on the list.
Press + or - on the control panel to select PRINT MENU.
Press Set to proceed to the next menu level, and then press + or - to select HP LASERJET, EPSON
FX-850, or IBM PROPRINTER.
Press the Set button to select the emulation for the fonts you want to select HP LASERJET, EPSON
FX-850, or IBM PROPRINTER.
Press + or - button to select FONT NO, and then select the font number of the font you want.
4 - 15 OPTIONS
5
Routine maintenance
Replacing the consumable items
You will need to replace the consumable items regularly. When the time comes to replace consumable
items, the following messages will appear at intervals on the LCD panel.
TONER LOW
(Appears at intervals)
See TONER LOW Message on page 5-2.
TONER LIFE END
See TONER LIFE END message on page 5-2.
CHANGE DRUM SOON
See CHANGE DRUM SOON message on page 5-8.
Accessories
Toner Cartridge
Drum Unit
See Toner cartridge on page
5-2.
See Drum unit on page 5-8.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 1
Toner cartridge
A new toner cartridge contains enough toner to print up to 7,500 A4 or Letter size single-sided pages at
about 5% coverage.
■ Toner consumption varies according to the image coverage on the page and the print density
setting.
■ The greater the image coverage, the greater the toner consumption.
■ If you change the print density setting for lighter or darker printing, toner consumption varies
accordingly.
■ Wait to unpack the toner cartridge until immediately before you install it in the printer.
TONER LOW Message
(Appears at intervals)
TONER LOW
If the LCD shows TONER LOW, the toner cartridge has nearly run out of toner. Purchase a new toner
cartridge and have it ready before you get a TONER LIFE END message. To replace the toner cartridge,
see Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
TONER LIFE END message
TONER LIFE END
Check printed pages, page counter, and LCD messages routinely. When TONER LIFE END is displayed
on the LCD, the printer has run out of toner or the toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge.
For both conditions the printer will stop printing, until a new toner cartridge has been put into the printer.
TONER LIFE END can only be cleared, by putting a new toner cartridge into the drum unit.
5 - 2 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Replacing the toner cartridge
To make sure you get high quality print, we recommend that you use only Brother genuine toner
cartridges. When you want to buy toner cartridges, call the dealer you bought the printer from or
Brother customer service.
We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the toner cartridge. See Cleaning on
page 5-14.
1
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Figure 5-1
2
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with toner cartridge).
Figure 5-2
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 3
Caution
■ We recommend that you place the drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth
in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
■ To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown in
Figure 5-3.
Figure 5-3
3
Push down the blue lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly.
Figure 5-4
Caution
Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or
wash it off with cold water.
■ Be sure to seal up the toner cartridge tightly so that toner powder does not spill out of the
cartridge.
■ Discard the used toner cartridge according to local regulations, keeping it separate from
domestic waste. If you have questions, call your local waste disposal office.
5 - 4 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
4
Unpack the new toner cartridge. Hold the cartridge level with both hands and gently rock it from side
to side five or six times to spread the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
Figure 5-5
Caution
■ 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 life will be shortened.
■ If an unpacked drum unit is put in direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged.
■ Brother strongly recommends that you do not refill the toner cartridge provided with your printer.
We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement
toner cartridges. Using or attempting to use potentially incompatible toner and/or toner
cartridges in your printer may cause damage to the printer itself and/or it may result in
unsatisfactory print quality. Our warranty coverage does not apply to any problem that was
caused by the use of unauthorized third party toner and toner cartridges. To protect your
investment and guarantee your print quality please continue to replace consumed toner
cartridges with only Genuine Brother Branded Supplies.
■ Printing with a third-party toner or third-party toner cartridge may reduce not only the print quality
but also the quality and life of the printer itself. It may also cause serious damage to the
performance and life of a drum unit. Warranty coverage does not apply to problems caused by
the use of third-party toner or third-party toner cartridges.
5
Pull off the protective cover.
Figure 5-6
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 5
Caution
Put the toner cartridge in the drum unit immediately after you have removed the protective cover.
To prevent degradation to the print quality, do not touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 5-7.
Figure 5-7
6
Put the new toner cartridge firmly into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in
properly, the lock lever will lift automatically.
Figure 5-8
Caution
Make sure you insert the toner cartridge properly or it may separate from the drum unit.
7
Gently wipe the scanner window with a dry, soft cloth.
Figure 5-9
5 - 6 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
8
Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab from right to left
and left to right several times. 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 a vertical stripe.
Figure 5-10
9
Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer. Close the front cover of the printer.
Figure 5-11
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 7
Drum unit
This printer can print up to 30,000 pages* with one drum unit.
*
At 5% print coverage (A4 or Letter size). The actual number of printed pages will vary depending on
the average type of print job and paper.
■ There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as the temperature, humidity,
type of paper, type of toner used, number of pages per print job and so on. Under ideal
conditions, the average drum life is estimated at up to 30,000 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 factors that determine the actual drum life, we cannot guarantee a
minimum number of pages that will be printed by your drum.
■ For best performance, use only genuine Brother toner. The printer should be used only in a
clean, dust-free environment with adequate ventilation.
■ Printing with a third-party drum unit may reduce not only the print quality but also the quality and
life of the printer itself. Warranty coverage does not apply to problems caused by the use of
third-party drum unit.
CHANGE DRUM SOON message
CHANGE DRUM SOON
The printer uses a drum unit to create the print images on paper. If the LCD shows CHANGE DRUM
SOON, 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
Caution
While removing the drum unit, handle it carefully because it may contain toner.
We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the drum unit. See Cleaning on page
5-14.
Follow these steps to replace the drum unit. You can also view the drum unit replacement method in the
instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM:
5 - 8 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
1
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Figure 5-12
2
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with the toner cartridge).
Figure 5-13
Caution
■ We recommend that you place the drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth
in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
■ To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown in
Figure 5-13.
Figure 5-14
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 9
3
Push down the blue lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly.
Figure 5-15
Caution
Do not touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 5-16 and Figure 5-17 to prevent any degradation to
the print quality.
Figure 5-16
Figure 5-17
Caution
Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or
wash it off with cold water.
■ Discard the used drum unit according to local regulations, keeping it separate from domestic
waste. If you have questions, call your local waste disposal office.
■ Be sure to seal up the drum unit tightly in a bag so that toner powder does not spill out of the unit.
4
Unpack the new drum unit.
Caution
Wait to unpack a drum unit until immediately before you put it in the printer. Exposure to direct
sunlight or room light may damage the drum unit.
5 - 10 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
5
Put the toner cartridge firmly into the new drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the
cartridge in properly, the blue lock lever will lift automatically.
Figure 5-18
Caution
Make sure you insert the toner cartridge properly, or it may separate from the drum unit when you
pick up the drum unit assembly.
6
Gently wipe the scanner window with a dry, soft cloth.
Figure 5-19
7
Put the drum unit assembly in the printer. Make sure that the printer is turned on and the front cover is
open.
Figure 5-20
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 11
8
Reset the drum counter. See the instructions supplied with the new drum unit.
Caution
Do not reset the drum counter when you replace only the toner cartridge.
9
Close the front cover of the printer.
5 - 12 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Replacing Maintenance Parts
You will need to replace the maintenance parts regularly to maintain print quality. When it is time to
replace these parts, the following messages will appear on the LCD.
REPLACE PF KITMP
REPLACE PF KIT 1
REPLACE PF KIT 2
REPLACE FUSER
REPLACE LASER
See Maintenance Messages below.
Maintenance Messages
LCD Message
Item
Approximate Life
To Purchase Replacement
*3
Call Customer Service
REPLACE PF KITMP
Paper feeding kit for
MP tray *1
100,000 pages
REPLACE PF KIT 1
Paper feeding kit for
Tray 1 *2
100,000 pages *3
Call Customer Service
REPLACE PF KIT 2
Paper feeding kit for
Tray 2 *2
100,000 pages *3
Call Customer Service
REPLACE FUSER
Fuser unit
150,000 pages *3
Call Customer Service
REPLACE LASER
Scanner unit
200,000 pages
Call Customer Service
*1 Paper feeding kit for MP tray means the paper pick up roller and the separation plate.
*2 Paper feeding kit for Tray 1 and Tray 2 means the paper feed roller, separation roller, separation pad
and separation pad spring.
*3 At 5% print coverage (A4 or Letter size). The actual number of printed pages will vary depending on
the print jobs and paper you use.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 13
Cleaning
Clean the outside and inside of the printer with a dry soft cloth. When you replace the drum unit, make
sure you clean the inside of the printer. If printed pages are stained with toner, clean the inside of the
printer with a dry soft cloth.
■ Use neutral detergents. Cleaning with volatile liquids such as thinner or benzine will damage the
surface of the printer.
■ Do not use cleaning materials that contain ammonia. They could damage the printer, particularly
the toner cartridges.
Cleaning the outside of the printer
Clean the outside of the printer as follows:
1
2
3
4
Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer power cord.
Take the paper tray out of the printer.
Open the multi-purpose tray.
Wipe the outside of the printer with a soft cloth to remove dust.
Figure 5-21
5
Remove anything that is stuck inside the paper tray.
Figure 5-22
6
7
Put the paper tray back in the printer, and then close the multi-purpose tray.
Plug the printer power cord back in, and then turn the printer power switch back on.
5 - 14 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the inside of the printer
When you clean the inside of the printer, pay attention to the following:
W
■ If your clothes are smeared with toner, wipe off the toner with a dry cloth and immediately wash
the clothes in cold water to avoid stains.
■ Be careful not to inhale the toner.
■ After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer are extremely hot. When you
open the front cover of the printer, never touch the fuser and fixing roller.
Figure 5-23
Clean the inside of the printer as follows:
1 Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer power cord.
2 Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Figure 5-24
3
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with the toner cartridge).
Figure 5-25
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 15
4
Wipe the scanner window with a dry, soft cloth.
Figure 5-26
5
6
7
Put the drum unit assembly in the printer.
Close the front cover.
Plug the printer power cord back in, and then turn the printer power switch back on.
5 - 16 ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the corona wire
If you are experiencing print quality problems, please clean the corona wire as follows:
1
2
3
Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer power cord.
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with the toner cartridge).
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 in
Figure 5-27.
Figure 5-27
4
Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab from right to left
several times.
Home position
(▲)
Figure 5-28
Caution
Make sure to return the tab to the Home position. If you do not, printed pages will have a black
vertical stripe.
5
6
7
Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer.
Close the front cover.
Plug the printer power cord back in, and then turn the printer power switch back on.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 17
6
Troubleshooting
If you do not follow the instructions for using the printer, you may be responsible for all repairs.
LCD messages
If any problems occur, the printer automatically stops printing, diagnoses the problem, and displays the
resulting message on the LCD to alert you. Take the appropriate action, referring to the following tables.
If you cannot clear the problem, call the dealer you bought the printer from or Brother Customer Service.
The LCD names for the paper trays are as follows.
Upper paper tray
TRAY 1
Multi-purpose tray
MP TRAY
Optional Lower tray
TRAY 2
Error messages
Error message
Action
BACK TRAY CLOSED
Open the back output tray. Push down the two blue levers, and then press Go.
BACK TRAY OPEN
Close the back output tray located at the back of the printer.
BUFFER ERROR
Check the Interface settings.
CARD ERROR
Make sure of the following:
The CompactFlashTM card is installed properly.
The installed CompactFlashTM card is formatted properly
Turn off the printer. Wait a few seconds, then turn it on again. If this error message
appears again, replace the CompactFlashTM card with a new one.
CARTRIDGE ERROR
Take out the toner cartridge and put it back into the printer again. See Replacing the
toner cartridge on page 5-3.
CHECK NET BOARD
The istalled network board is not compatible. Please install the recommended network
board.
CHECK NET VER.
The firmware version of the installed network board is not up to date. Please update the
firmware by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com
CLEAN DRUM UNIT
Open the front cover. Take out the drum unit assembly. Gently slide the blue tab of the
drum unit across several times.
DIMM ERROR
Re-install the DIMM correctly.
Turn off the printer. Wait a few seconds, and then turn it on again. If this error message
appears again, replace the DIMM with a new one.
DOWNLOAD FULL
Add more memory. See Installing additional memory on page 4-12.
DX LEVER ERROR
Move the lever at the back of the printer to the correct paper size position; A4, Letter or
Legal
ERROR FUSER
Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it on again.
Leave the printer for 15 minutes with the power on.
FONT FULL
Add more memory. See Installing additional memory on page 4-12.
6 - 1 TROUBLESHOOTING
Error messages (Continued)
Error message
Action
FRONT COVER OPEN
Close the front cover of the printer.
FUSER COVER OPEN
Close the jam clear cover located behind the back output tray at the back of the printer.
IGNORE DATA
Make sure that you use the correct driver, or add more memory. See Installing additional
memory on page 4-12.
JAM XXX
Carefully pull out the jammed paper from the indicated area as shown in Paper jams and
how to clear them on page 6-5.
MANUAL FEED
Put the same size of paper in the multi-purpose tray as is shown on the LCD. If the
printer is 'paused', press Go.
MEDIATYPE ERROR
Specify the correct type of media.
MEMORY FULL
Add more memory. See Installing additional memory on page 4-12.
NO DX TRAY
Put the duplex tray on the printer properly. See page 1-37.
NO PAPER XXX
Put paper in the empty tray.
NO TRAY XXX
Put the paper tray in the printer.
PRINT OVERRUN
Reduce the resolution or add the optional memory. See Installing additional memory on
page 4-12.
Set Page Protection to the correct size. See Device Options on page 2-5 and SETUP
on page 3-16.
SIZE ERROR DX
You can only use A4, Letter and Legal size for duplex printing. Check the printer driver
setting and put the correct sized paper in the paper tray or multi-purpose tray that is
selected in the printer driver. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
SIZE ERROR T1/T2
Put the same size paper in the paper tray or multi-purpose tray that is selected in the
printer driver. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
SIZE MISMATCH
Put the same size paper in the paper tray or multi-purpose tray that is selected in the
printer driver, and then press Go.
STORAGE FULL
Delete unnecessary macros or fonts, or replace the CompactFlashTM card or HDD with
a new one.
TRAY 1 ERROR
Take out the tray 1 from the printer and push it back in firmly.
TRAY 2 ERROR
Take out the tray 2 from the printer and push it back in firmly.
TONER LIFE END
Replace the toner cartridge with a new one.
See Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 2
Maintenance messages
Maintenance message
Action
CHANGE DRUM SOON
The drum unit is almost at the end of life. Prepare a new drum unit. See CHANGE
DRUM SOON message on page 5-8.
TONER LOW
Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready before you get a TONER LIFE END
message. To replace the toner cartridge, see Replacing the toner cartridge on page
5-3.
TONER LIFE END
Replace the new toner cartridge. See Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
REPLACE PF KITMP
Call your dealer or Brother customer service for a replacement paper feeding kit
(paper pick up roller and separation plate) for the MP tray.
REPLACE PF KIT 1
Call your dealer or Brother customer service for a replacement paper feeding kit
(paper feed roller, separation roller, separation pad, and separation pad spring) for
Tray 1.
REPLACE PF KIT 2
Call your dealer or Brother customer service for a replacement paper feeding kit
(paper feed roller, separation roller, separation pad, and separation pad spring) for
Tray 2.
REPLACE FUSER
Call your dealer or Brother customer service for a replacement fuser unit.
REPLACE LASER
Call your dealer or Brother customer service for a replacement laser unit.
Call service messages
Call service message
Action
ERROR ###
Turn off the printer. Wait a few seconds, then turn it on again. If this does not clear the
problem, call your dealer or a Brother Customer Service.
6 - 3 TROUBLESHOOTING
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? on page 1-5.
Problem
Recommendation
The printer does not
load paper.
■ If paper is in the paper tray, 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 then put it back in the paper tray.
■ Reduce the amount of paper in the paper tray, and then try again.
■ Make sure that manual feed mode is not set in the printer driver.
■ If there is paper dust on the separation roller, wipe it off with a moistened soft cloth.
■ The pickup roller or separation pad needs to be replaced. Please call your dealer or
Brother customer service for a replacement.
The printer does not
load paper from the
multi-purpose tray.
■ Fan the paper well and put it back in firmly.
■ Make sure you have chosen the manual feed mode in the printer driver.
The printer does not
load envelopes.
■ The printer can load envelopes from the multi-purpose tray. You must set up your
application software to print on the size of envelopes you are using. This is usually
done in the page setup or document setup menu of your software. Please see your
software application manual for instructions.
Envelope is creased
after it is printed.
■ Open the back output tray, and push down the blue tabs that are at the left-hand and
right-hand sides of the back of the printer.
There is a paper jam.
■ Clear the jammed paper (see Paper jams and how to clear them on page 6-5).
■ If there is paper dust on the separation roller, wipe it off with a moistened soft cloth.
■ The pickup roller or separation pad needs to be replaced. Please call your dealer or
Brother customer service for a replacement.
The printer feeds
multiple pages.
■ The pickup roller or separation pad needs to be replaced. Please call your dealer or
Brother customer service for a replacement.
The printer does not
print to the face-down
output tray.
■ Close the back output tray.
The printed pages are
curled, so the
face-down output tray
cannot hold the
maximum number of
sheets.
■ Turn over the paper in the paper tray.
■ Change the printer driver setting in Media Type to a thicker setting.
The printer does not
print.
■ Make sure that the cable is connected to the printer.
■ Make sure that you have chosen the appropriate printer driver.
When printing on
normal paper, it
creases.
■ Change the printer driver setting in Media to the Thin setting.
■ Pull up the output tray support flap.
When printing on
Legal size paper or
longer sized paper, the
paper slides off the top
output tray.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 4
Paper jams and how to clear them
If paper jams inside the printer, the printer will stop. One of the following LCD messages will appear to
tell you where to find the jammed paper.
JAM INSIDE
JAM REAR
JAM MP TRAY
JAM DUPLEX
JAM TRAY 1
JAM TRAY 2
Figure 6-1
JAM MP TRAY
Paper jam in the multi-purpose tray
JAM TRAY1
Paper jam in the upper paper tray (TRAY 1)
JAM TRAY2
Paper jam in the lower tray (TRAY 2)
JAM INSIDE
Paper jam inside the printer
JAM REAR
Paper jam where the paper comes out of the printer
Paper jam in the back output tray
JAM DUPLEX
Paper jam in the duplex unit
Paper may jam in the paper tray, inside the printer, in the back output tray or where the paper comes out
of the printer. Check where the jam is and follow the instructions on the next few pages to remove the
jammed paper.
If the error message still appears on the LCD after you remove the jammed paper, there may be more
paper jammed somewhere else. Please check the printer thoroughly.
After you have removed all the jammed paper, open the front cover and then close it again to start
printing.
Do not use the following:
■ Bent/wrinkled paper
■ Moist paper
■ Paper that does not meet specifications
6 - 5 TROUBLESHOOTING
JAM MP TRAY (paper jam in the multi-purpose tray)
JAM MP TRAY
If there is a paper jam in the multi-purpose tray, follow these steps:
1
2
3
4
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with the toner cartridge).
Remove the paper from the multi-purpose tray.
Fan the paper stack, then put it back in the multi-purpose tray.
Figure 6-2
5
6
When loading paper in the multi-purpose tray, make sure it touches the back of the tray and stays
below the maximum paper mark (▼).
Open the front cover of the printer and close it, or press Go to start printing.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 6
JAM TRAY 1 / TRAY 2
(Paper jam inside the Paper tray)
The LCD names for the paper trays are as follows.
Tray type
Tray name
Upper paper tray
TRAY 1
Optional lower tray
TRAY 2
JAM TRAY1
JAM TRAY2
If a paper jam occurs inside the paper tray, follow these steps:
1
Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
Figure 6-3
6 - 7 TROUBLESHOOTING
2
Use both hands to slowly pull out the jammed paper.
Figure 6-4
■ If you cannot pull out a small piece of jammed paper, you can remove it by turning the dial, as
shown below.
Figure 6-5
3
4
5
Put paper below the maximum paper mark (▼). While pressing the [blue] paper-guide release lever,
slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Check that the guides are firmly in the slots.
Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
Open the front cover of the printer, and then close it to resume printing.
Caution
Do not take out the upper paper tray while paper is feeding from a lower paper tray because this will
cause a paper jam.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 8
JAM INSIDE (paper jam inside the printer)
JAM INSIDE
After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer are extremely hot. When you
open the front cover of the printer, never touch the fuser or the fixing roller.
Figure 6-6
If a paper jam occurs inside the printer, follow these steps:
1
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Figure 6-7
2
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with the toner cartridge).
Figure 6-8
6 - 9 TROUBLESHOOTING
Caution
■ After you have removed the jammed paper, print a few test pages. This is to make sure that the
printed pages have no toner stains on them before you restart the print job.
■ Remove the jammed paper carefully so you do not spread toner.
■ Take care not to stain your hands and clothes with toner. Wash toner stains immediately with
cold water.
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 in
Figure 6-9.
Figure 6-9
3
Use both hands to slowly pull out the jammed paper.
Figure 6-10
4
Push down the blue lock lever of the drum unit assembly and take the toner cartridge out of the drum
unit assembly. Remove a piece of jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
Figure 6-11
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 10
Caution
■ Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it
off with cold water immediately.
■ Do not touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 6-12 and 6-13 to avoid any degradation to the
print quality.
Figure 6-12
5
6
Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer (press firmly).
Close the front cover of the printer.
6 - 11 TROUBLESHOOTING
Figure 6-13
JAM REAR (paper jam behind the back output tray)
JAM REAR
After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer are extremely hot. When you
open the front cover of the printer, never touch the fuser or the fixing roller.
Figure 6-14
When the paper jams behind the face-up output tray, remove the jammed paper as follows:
1
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
Figure 6-15
2
Take out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with the toner cartridge).
Figure 6-16
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 12
Caution
■ We recommend that you place the drum unit assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth
in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
■ To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown in
Figure 6-17.
Figure 6-17
3
Use both hands to slowly pull out the jammed paper.
Figure 6-18
4
Open the back output tray.
Figure 6-19
6 - 13 TROUBLESHOOTING
5
Push down the blue tabs at the left and right hand sides.
Figure 6-20
6
Open the jam clear cover by pushing the levers inward at the left and right hand sides. Pull the
jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
Jam clear cover
Figure 6-21
7
8
9
10
Close the jam clear cover.
Close the back output tray.
Put the drum unit assembly back in the printer (press firmly).
Close the front cover of the printer.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 14
JAM DUPLEX (paper jam in the duplex unit)
JAM DUPLEX
Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam:
1
Open the back output tray.
Figure 6-22
2
Use both hands to slowly pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
Figure 6-23
3
Close the back output tray.
If the paper jam cannot be cleared, go to the next step.
6 - 15 TROUBLESHOOTING
4
Pull the duplex tray and paper tray out of the printer.
Figure 6-24
5
Pull the jammed paper out of the printer.
Figure 6-25
6
Put the duplex tray and paper tray back in the printer.
Figure 6-26
■ 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 with the duplex printing function are A4, Letter or 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 16
Improving the print quality
This section provides information on the following topics.
If the same problem occurs again, call your dealer or Brother Customer Service.
Examples of poor print quality
ABCDEFGH
CDEF
abcdefghijk
defg
ABCD
abcde
01234
Faint print
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Recommendation
■ Check the printer's environment. Conditions such as humidity, high
temperatures, and so on may cause this print fault. See Positioning the
printer on page 1-4.
■ If the whole page is too light, Toner Save Mode may be on. Turn off Toner
Save Mode in the printer Properties tab of the driver.
■ Put in a new toner cartridge. See Replacing the toner cartridge on page
5-3.
■ Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing the drum unit on page 5-8.
■ Increase the print density by using the QUALITY menu on the printer
control panel. See QUALITY on page 3-15.
■ You may clear the problem by wiping the scanner window with a soft cloth.
See Cleaning the inside of the printer on page 5-15 or the maintenance
tutorial video on the supplied CD-ROM.
■ Make sure you use paper that meets the recommended specifications.
See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
■ Check the printer's environment - high temperatures and high humidity can
increase the amount of background shading. See Positioning the printer on
page 1-4.
■ Use a new toner cartridge. See Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
■ Use a new drum unit. See Replacing the drum unit on page 5-8.
Gray background
■ Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. Rough-surfaced
paper, paper that has absorbed moisture, or thick paper can cause this
problem. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
■ Make sure that you choose the appropriate media type in the printer driver.
See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
■ Put in a new toner cartridge. See Replacing the toner cartridge on page
5-3.
■ Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing the drum unit on page 5-8.
■ The fuser unit may be contaminated. Call customer service.
Ghost image
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Toner specks
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■ Make sure that you use paper that meets our specifications.
Rough-surfaced paper may cause the problem. See What kind of paper
can I use? on page 1-5.
■ The toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new toner cartridge. See
Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
■ The fuser unit may be smudged. Call customer service.
Examples of poor print quality
Recommendation
■ Make sure that you use paper that meets our specifications. See What kind
of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
■ Choose 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
can cause hollow print. See Positioning the printer on page 1-4.
Hollow print
FGH
ABCDE ijk
h
fg
abcde
ABCD
abcde
01234
Page skewed
■ Make sure the paper or other print media is loaded properly in the paper
tray 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 firmly into the slots.
■ If you are using the multi-purpose tray, See Printing on plain paper from
the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) on page 1-13.
■ The paper tray may be too full. See Printing on plain paper from the paper
tray on page 1-10.
■ Check the paper type and quality. See What kind of paper can I use? on
page 1-5.
■ Check the paper type and quality. High temperatures and high humidity will
cause paper to curl. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
■ If you don't use the printer very often, the paper may have been in the
paper tray too long. Turn over the stack of paper in the paper tray. Also,
fan the paper stack and then rotate the paper 180° in the paper tray.
■ Print using the straight-through output path. See Printing on plain paper
from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) on page 1-13.
Curl or wave
B DEFGH
abc efghijk
A CD
bcde
1 34
■ Make sure the paper is loaded properly. See Printing on plain paper from
the paper tray on page 1-10.
■ Check the paper type and quality. See What kind of paper can I use? on
page 1-5.
■ Turn over the stack of paper in the tray or try rotating the paper 180° in the
input tray.
■ Print using the straight-through output path. See Printing on plain paper
from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) on page 1-13.
Wrinkles or creases
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
■ Make sure that the blue tabs in the back cover are re-set by either closing
the back cover or pushing the blue tabs to their original position. See
Printing on envelopes from the MP tray on page 1-23.
ABCD
abcde
01234
Poor fixing
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Examples of poor print quality
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Recommendation
■ You may clear the problem by cleaning the primary corona wire inside the
drum unit by sliding the blue tab. Make sure to return the blue tab to the
Home position (▼). See Cleaning the corona wire on page 5-17.
■ The toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new toner cartridge. See
Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
■ The fuser unit may be smudged. Call Customer Service.
Black lines down the page
Printed pages have toner stains
stripes down the page.
■ You may clear the problem by printing a black page.
Black spots
Black spots at 108 mm (4.25 in.)
intervals.
■ You may clear the problem by cleaning the primary corona wire inside the
drum unit by sliding the blue tab. Make sure you return the blue tab to the
Home position (▼). See Cleaning the corona wire on page 5-17.
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
■ The fuser unit may be smudged. Call Customer Service.
All black
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
■ Clean the inside of the printer and the primary corona wire in the drum unit.
See Cleaning on page 5-14.
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
ABCD
abcde
01234
Lines across the page
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
White lines down the page
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■ You may clear the problem by wiping the scanner window with a soft cloth.
See Cleaning the inside of the printer on page 5-15 or the Maintenance
Tutorial video on the supplied CD-ROM.
■ The toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new toner cartridge. See
Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3.
Examples of poor print quality
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
ABCD
abcde
01234
Black toner marks
across the page
ABCDEFGH
abcdefghijk
Recommendation
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
■ Make sure that you use paper that meets our specifications. See What kind
of paper can I use? on page 1-5.
■If you use label sheets for laser printers, the glue from the sheets may
sometimes stick to the OPC drum surface. Clean the drum unit. See
Cleaning the inside of the printer on page 5-15.
■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, the unit may
be damaged.
■ The problem may disappear by itself. Print multiple pages to clear this
problem, especially if the printer has not been used for a long time.
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
ABCD
abcde
01234
White lines across the page
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 20
Examples of poor print quality
Recommendation
■ If the problem is not solved after printing a few pages, the drum unit may
have glue from label stock on the OPC drum surface.
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Clean the drum unit as follows:
1
Position the print sample in front of the drum unit, and find the exact
position of the poor print.
2
Turn the drum unit gear by hand while looking at the surface of the OPC
drum.
3
When you have located the mark on the drum that matches the print
sample, wipe the surface of the OPC drum with a cotton swab until the
dust or paper powder on the surface comes off.
White Spots on black text and
graphics at 94 mm
(3.7 in.) intervals
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
94 mm
(3.7 in.)
Black Spots at 94 mm
(3.7 in.) intervals
Caution
Do not try to clean the surface of the photosensitive drum with a sharp
object, such as a ball-point pen, and so on.
■ The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit. See Replacing
the drum unit on page 5-8.
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Solving print problems
Problem
Recommendation
The printer prints unexpectedly or ■ Make sure the interface cable is not too long. We recommend that you use
it prints garbage data.
a parallel interface cable or USB interface cable that is no longer than 2
meters (6 feet).
■ Make sure that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
■ If you are using an interface-switching device, remove it. Connect your
computer directly to your printer, and then try again.
■ Check that you have chosen the appropriate printer driver with 'Set as
default'.
■ Make sure that the printer is not connected to the same port that is also
connected to a storage device or scanner. Take away all other devices and
connect the port only to the printer.
■ Turn off the Status Monitor in the Device Options tab in the Windows®
printer driver. See Device Options on page 2-5.
The printer cannot print full pages
of a document.
■ Press the Go button to print the data that is left in the printer.
■ If the Go button does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
■ Change the TrueType mode settings in the Device Options tab in the
Windows® printer driver. See Device Options on page 2-5.
The printer cannot print full pages
of a document. An error message
MEMORY FULL appears.
■ 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 DIMM. See DIMM on page 4-11
The headers or footers appear
when I view my document on the
screen but they do not show up
when I print it.
■ Most laser printers have a restricted area that cannot be printed on. This
unprintable area is usually the first two lines and the last two lines of a page
(leaving 62 printable lines). Adjust the top and bottom margins of your
document to allow for this.
TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 22
Other problems
Problem
Recommendation
The printer cannot print at all.
Your PC shows the following
error message:
'There was an error writing to
LPT1: (or BRUSB) for the
printer.'
■ Check that the printer cable is not damaged or broken.
■ If you have an interface-switching device, make sure that you choose the
correct printer.
Printing from DOS
Problem
Recommendation
Cannot print from application
software
■ Check that the DOS application software interface settings match those 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 in your application
software.
BR-Script 3
Problem
Recommendation
The printer cannot print.
If IGNORE DATA appears on the LCD, please do the following:
1. Reset the printer: Press the - button twice, then press Set twice and then
press Go.
2. Turn off ERROR PRINT in BR-Script3 mode: Press the + button five
times, then press Set and then press the - button twice, now press Set
twice, select ERROR PRINT = OFF and press Set and then press Go.
3. If the printer prints out the error message page which says "ERROR
NAME; limitcheck", add more memory. See Installing additional memory
on page 4-12.
The print speed slows down.
Add optional memory. See Installing additional memory on page 4-12.
The printer cannot print EPS
data.
You need the following settings to print EPS data:
1. In the Printer folder, select the printer you use.
2. Press the Advanced button on the PostScript® tab.
3. Select 'Tagged binary communication protocol' in data format.
Caution
If you do not follow the instructions for using the printer, you may be responsible for all repairs.
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A
Appendix (Specifications, fonts and bar code)
Printer specifications
Engine
Print method
Electrophotography by semiconductor laser-beam scanning
Laser
Wave length: 780 nm
Pulse duration: 20 ns
Output: 10 mW max.
Resolution
Windows® 95/98/Me,
Windows NT® 4.0, Windows®
2000 and Windows® XP
1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 dpi, 300 dpi
DOS
600 dpi
®
Mac OS
1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 dpi, 300 dpi
Linux
1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 dpi, 300 dpi
Print speed
Up to 24 ppm when printing on A4 size paper (1200, 600 or 300 dpi)
Up to 25 ppm when printing on Letter size paper (1200, 600 or 300 dpi)
Up to 11 ppm when printing using duplex unit (1200, 600 or 300 dpi)*
First print time
11 seconds or less
(A4 or letter size using face-down printing from tray)
Warm up
20 seconds at 23 °C (73.4 °F)
* For HL-6050D and HL-6050DN
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 1
Controller
Processor
SPARClite 200 MHz
Memory
Standard
32 MB
Option
1 DIMM slot; expandable up to 160 MB
Interface
IEEE 1284 Parallel, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
10/100BASE-TX Ethernet (HL-6050DN)
Network
connectivity
Interface
Protocol
NC-6100h
Standard 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet (HL-6050DN)
Optional 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet (HL-6050 and
HL-6050D)
NC-7100w
Optional IEEE802.11b/g wireless
TCP/IP (ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA [Auto IP],
WINS/NetBIOS, DNS, LPR/LPD, Raw Port/Port9100, POP3/SMTP,
SMB Print, IPP, FTP, mDNS, SSDP, TELNET, SNMP, HTTP, TFTP),
NetWare IPX/SPX, AppleTalk (NC-6100h and NC-7100w)
DLC/LLC, NetBEUI (NC-6100h)
Management tool BRAdmin Professional, Web BRAdmin, Web Based Management
Storage device
CompactFlash® Card
(MicrodriveTM is not compatible.)
Emulation
Automatic emulation selection
PCL 6, BR-Script 3 (PostScript® 3™), EPSON FX-850, IBM Proprinter XL
Resident printer
fonts
PCL
66 scalable fonts, 12 bitmap fonts, 11 bar codes
BR-Script 3
66 fonts
Option
10 Agfa barcode fonts (BT-1000)
136 Agfa (PostScript® 3™) fonts (BS-3000)
Software
Printer driver
Windows®
PCL printer driver for Windows® 95/98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0,
Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP
BR-Script 3 (PPD file) for Windows® 95/98/Me, Windows NT® 4.0,
Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP
Macintosh®
BR-Script 3 (PPD file) for Mac OS® 8.6 to 9.2 and Mac OS® X 10.1, 10.2
or greater
Linux
GDI printer driver for Linux
BR-Script 3 (PPD file) for Linux
Utilities
Interactive Help*
Driver Deployment Wizard**
* Instructional animations for problem solving
** The Driver Deployment Wizard automates the installation of a printer in a peer-to-peer network.
Control panel
Display
LCD: 1 line, 16 digits, 3 colors
1 LED
Buttons
7 buttons: Go, Job Cancel, Reprint, Set, Back and 2 scroll buttons
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Paper handling
Paper input*
Multi-purpose tray
100 sheets
Paper tray (Standard) 500 sheets
Paper output
*
Duplex
Lower tray (Option)
500 sheets
Face-down
250 sheets
Face-up
50 sheets
Manual duplex
Automatic duplex for HL-6050D and HL-6050DN
* Calculated with 80 g/m2 or 20 lb. paper
Media specifications
Media types
Media weights
Media sizes
Multi-purpose tray
Plain paper, Bond paper, Recycled paper,
Envelopes, Labels and Transparency*5
Paper tray (Standard)
Plain paper, Bond paper, Recycled paper,
Transparency**
Lower tray unit (Option) (LT-6000)
Plain paper, Bond paper, Recycled paper,
Transparency**
Automatic duplex printing
Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-purpose tray
60 to 161 g/m2 (16 to 43 lb)
Paper tray (Standard)
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Lower tray unit (Option) (LT-6000)
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Automatic duplex printing
60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb)
Multi-purpose tray
Width: 69.9 to 215.9 mm (2.75 to 8.5 in.)
Length: 116 to 406.4 mm (4.57 to 16 in.)
Paper tray (Standard)
A4, Letter, Legal, A5, A6, B5 (ISO), B6 (ISO),
Executive, Folio
Lower tray unit (Option) (LT-6000)
A4, Letter, Legal, A5, A6, B5 (ISO), B6 (ISO),
Executive, Folio
Automatic duplex printing
A4, Letter, Legal
** Up to 10 sheets
Supplies
Toner
7,500 pages A4/Letter pages @ 5 % coverage
Drum
30,000 pages A4/Letter pages (1 page / job)
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 3
Dimensions / Weights
Dimensions (W x D x H) 392 x 425 x 310 mm (15.4 x 16.7 x 12.2 in.)
Weights
20.3 kg (44.8 lb)
General
Power source
USA and Canada: AC 100 to 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Europe and Australia: AC 220 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Printing
Sound power
Sound pressure
Ecology
Less than 600 W at 25 °C (77 °F)
Standby
Less than 90 W at 25 °C (77 °F)
Sleep
Less than 10 W (For HL-6050DN)
Less than 8 W (For HL-6050 and HL-6050D)
Off
Less than 2 W
(The only way to achieve 0 W power consumption is to unplug the
power cord from the AC outlet/socket.)
Printing
LWAd = 6.6 Bell (A) or less
(You might want to install printers with a sound power level of LWAd
6.3 Bell (A) or more in a separate room or cubicle.)
Standby
LWAd = 4.9 Bell (A) or less
Printing
52 dB (A) or less
Standby
39 dB (A) or less
Power save
Yes
Toner save
Yes
Temperature
Operating: 10 to 32.5 °C (50 to 90.5 °F)
Storage: 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F).
Humidity
Operating: 20 to 80% (without condensation)
Storage: 10 to 85% (without condensation)
System requirements
Computer Platform &
Operating System Version
Windows®
Processor Speed
Minimum
RAM
Recommended Available Hard
RAM
Disk Space
486/66 MHz
8 MB
16 MB
40 MB
Pentium 75 MHz
16 MB
32 MB
50 MB
2000 Professional
Pentium 133 MHz
64 MB
128 MB
50 MB
Me
Pentium 150 MHz
32 MB
64 MB
50 MB
XP
Pentium 300 MHz
128 MB
128 MB
50 MB
All base models
meet minimum
requirements.
32 MB
64 MB
50 MB
128 MB
160 MB
95*, 98, 98SE
®
NT Workstation 4.0
Apple®
Macintosh®**
OS®
OS®
8.6 - 9.2
X 10.1 - 10.2.1
or greater
*
* USB is not supported under Windows® 95 or Windows NT®4.0.
** Power Macintosh with an Apple original pre-installed USB port.
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Important information for choosing your paper
This section provides information to help you choose paper to use with this printer.
Before you purchase a large quantity of paper
Make sure 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
specified on the paper’s package. Check the package to see whether it is suitable for laser printers. Use
paper that is suitable for laser printers.
Basis weight
The basis weight of the paper in 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
The pulp fiber of the paper is aligned during paper manufacture. What we call long grain paper is paper
where the fiber is parallel to the paper carriage direction of the paper.
Paper can be classified into two types, long grain and short grain. Long grain paper’s fiber direction is
parallel to the carriage direction of the paper in the printer. Short grain paper’s fiber direction is vertical
to the carriage direction of the paper in the printer. 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 for the paper carriage of the printer.
Acid paper and neutralized paper
Paper can be classified as either acid paper or neutralized paper.
Though modern paper manufacture methods started with acid paper, recently neutralized paper is taking
the place of acid paper because of environment 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 print side is indicated by an arrow.
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 5
Moisture content
Moisture content is the amount of water left in the paper after manufacture. It is one of the important
characteristics of the paper. This can change greatly depending on the storage environment, although
usually paper contains about 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 storage of the paper and during use, we recommend that the humidity of the surrounding
environment is between 50% and 60%.
Rough estimate of basis weight
g/m2
lb
Bond
60
16
64
17
75
20
90
24
105
28
120
32
135
36
161
43
Index
90
Paper size
Letter
8.5 × 11 in.
Legal
8.5 × 14 in.
Executive
7.25 × 10.5 in.
A4
210 × 297 mm
A5
148 × 210 mm
A6
105 × 148 mm
Envelope Monarch
3.875 × 7.5 in.
Envelope #9
3.875 × 8.9 in.
Envelope #10
4.12 × 9.5 in.
Envelope #11
4.5 × 10.375 in.
Envelope DL
110 × 220 mm
Envelope C5
162 × 229 mm
Envelope C6
114 × 162 mm
Envelope B5 (ISO)
176 × 250 mm
Envelope B6
176 × 125 mm
Folio
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8.5 × 13 in.
Quick reference for bar code control commands
The printer can print bar codes in the HP LaserJet, EPSON
FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes.
Print bar codes or expanded characters
Code
Dec
Hex
ESC i
27 105
1B 69
Format:
ESC i n ... n \
Creates bar codes or expanded characters according to the segment of parameters "n ... n". For more
information about parameters, see the following Definition of Parameters. This command must end with
the “ \ “ code (5CH).
Definition of Parameters
This bar code command can have the following parameters in the parameter segment (n ... n). As
parameters are effective within the single command syntax ESC i n ... n \, they don't apply in the bar code
commands. If certain parameters are not given, they take the preset settings. The last parameter must
be the bar code data start ('b' or 'B') or the expanded character data start ('l' or 'L'). Other parameters
can be given in any sequence. Each parameter can start with a lower-case or upper-case character, for
example, 't0' or 'T0', 's3' or 'S3' and so one.
Bar code mode
n = 't0' or 'T0
n = 't1' or 'T1
n = 't3' or 'T3'
n = 't4' or 'T4'
n = 't5' or 'T5
n = 't6' or 'T6
n = 't9' or 'T9
n = 't12' or 'T12
n = 't13' or 'T13
n = 't14' or 'T14
n = 't130' or 'T130
n = 't131' or 'T131
n = 't132' or 'T132
n = 't133' or 'T133
n = 't134' or 'T134
CODE 39 (default)
Interleaved 2 of 5
FIM (US-Post Net)
Post Net (US-Post Net)
EAN 8, EAN 13, or UPC A
UPC E
Codabar
Code 128 set A
Code 128 set B
Code 128 set C
ISBN (EAN)
ISBN (UPC-E)
EAN 128 set A
EAN 128 set B
EAN 128 set C
This parameter selects the bar code mode as shown above. When n is 't5' or 'T5' the bar code mode
(EAN 8, EAN 13, or UPC A) varies according to the number of characters in the data.
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 7
Bar Code, expanded character, line block drawing and box drawing
n = 's0' or 'S0
3: 1 (default)
n = 's1' or 'S1
2: 1
n = 's3' or 'S3
2.5: 1
This parameter selects the bar code style as above. When the EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A, Code 128 or
EAN 128 bar code mode is selected, this bar code style parameter is ignored.
Expanded Character
'S'
0 = White
1 = Black
2 = Vertical stripes
3 = Horizontal stripes
4 = Cross hatch
For example 'S' n1 n2
n1 = Background fill pattern
n2 = Foreground fill pattern
If 'S' is followed by only one parameter, the parameter is a foreground fill pattern.
Line block drawing & box drawing
''S''
1 = Black
2 = Vertical stripes
3 = Horizontal stripes
4 = Cross hatch
Bar Code
n = 'mnnn' or 'Mnnn' (nnn = 0 ~ 32767)
This parameter shows the bar code width. The unit of 'nnn' is a percentage.
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Bar code human readable line ON or OFF
n = 'r0' or 'R0
Human readable line OFF
n = 'r1' or 'R1
Human readable line ON
Preset:
Human readable line ON
(1) 'T5' or 't5'
(2) 'T6' or 't6'
(3) 'T130' or 't130'
(4) 'T131' or 't131'
Preset:
Human readable line OFF
All others
This parameter shows whether or not the printer prints the human readable line below the bar code.
Human readable characters are always printed with OCR-B font of 10 pitch and all the current character
style enhancements are masked. The factory setting is determined by the bar code mode selected by 't'
or 'T'.
Quiet zone
n = 'onnn' or 'Onnn' (nnn = 0 ~ 32767)
Quiet zone is the space on both sides of the bar codes. Its width can be shown using the units that are
set by the 'u' of 'U' parameter. (For the description of 'u' or 'U' parameter, see the next section.) The
factory setting of the quiet-zone width is 1 inch.
Bar code, expanded character unit, line block drawing and box drawing
n = 'u0' or 'U0
mm (preset)
n = 'u1' or 'U1
1/10
n = 'u2' or 'U2
1/100
n = 'u3' or 'U3
1/12
n = 'u4' or 'U4
1/120
n = 'u5' or 'U5
1/10 mm
n = 'u6' or 'U6
1/300
n = 'u7' or 'U7
1/720
This parameter shows the measurement units of X-axis offset, Y-axis offset, and bar code height.
Bar code, expanded character, line block drawing and box drawing offset in X-axis
n = 'xnnn' or 'Xnnn'
This parameter shows the offset from the left margin in the 'u'- or 'U'-specified unit.
Bar code & expanded character offset in Y-axis
n = 'ynnn' or 'Ynnn'
This parameter shows the downward offset from the current print position in the 'u'- or 'U'-specified unit.
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 9
Bar code, expanded character, line block drawing and box drawing height
n = 'hnnn', 'Hnnn', 'dnnn', or 'Dnnn'
(1)EAN13, EAN8, UPC-A, ISBN (EAN13, EAN8, UPC-A),
ISBN (UPC-E): 22 mm
(2) UPC-E:
18 mm
(3) Others:
12 mm
Expanded characters →2.2 mm (preset)
Line block drawing and box drawing →1 dot
This parameter shows the height of bar codes or expanded characters as shown above. It can start with
'h', 'H', 'd', or 'D'. The height of bar codes is shown in the 'u'- or 'U'-specified unit. The factory setting of
the bar code height (12 mm, 18 mm or 22 mm) is determined by the bar code mode selected by 't' or 'T'.
Expanded character width, line block drawing and box drawing
n = 'wnnn' or 'Wnnn'
Expanded character→1.2 mm
Line block drawing and box drawing→1 dot
This parameter shows the width of expanded characters as shown above.
Expanded character rotation
n = 'a0' or 'A1
n = 'a1' or 'A1
n = 'a2' or 'A2
n = 'a3' or 'A3
'Upright (preset)
'Rotated 90 degrees
'Upside down, rotated 180 degrees
'Rotated 270 degrees
Bar code data start
n = "b" or "B"
Data that follows 'b' or 'B' is read in as bar code data. Bar code data must end with the ' \ ' code (5CH),
which also ends this command. The acceptable bar code data is determined by the bar code mode
selected by 't' or 'T'.
■ When CODE 39 is selected with the parameter 't0' or 'T0'
Forty three characters '0' to '9', 'A' to 'Z', '-', ' . ', ' (space)', '$', ' / ', '+', and '%' can be accepted as bar code
data. Other characters will cause a data error. The number of characters for bar codes is not limited. The
bar code data automatically starts and ends with an asterisk ' * ' (start character and stop character). If
the received data has an asterisk ' * ' at the beginning or end, the asterisk is regarded as a start character
or stop character.
A - 10 APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE)
■ When Interleaved 2 of 5 is selected with the parameter 't1' or 'T1':
Ten numerical characters '0' to '9' can be accepted as bar code data. Other characters cause a data
error. The number of characters for bar codes is not limited. Because this mode of bar codes needs even
characters, if the bar code data has odd characters, '0' is automatically added to the end of the bar code
data.
■ When FIM (US-Post Net) is selected with the parameter 't3' or 'T3'
Characters 'A' to 'D' are valid and one digit of data can be printed. Upper-case and lower-case alphabet
characters can be accepted.
■ When Post Net (US-Post Net) is selected with the parameter 't4' or 'T4'
Numbers '0' to '9' can be data and it must end with a check digit. '?' can be used instead of the check digit.
■ When EAN 8, EAN 13, or UPC A is selected with the parameter 't5' or 'T5'
Ten numbers '0' to '9' can be accepted as bar code data. The number of characters for bar codes is
limited as follows:
EAN 8: Total 8 digits (7 digits + 1 check digit)
EAN 13: Total 13 digits (12 digits + 1 check digit)
UPC A: Total 12 digits (11 digits + 1 check digit)
A number of characters other than above will cause data error that results in the bar code data being
printed as normal print data. If the check digit is not correct, the printer calculates the correct check digit
automatically so that the correct bar code data will be printed. When EAN13 is selected, adding '+' and
a two-digit or five-digit number after the data can create an add-on code.
■ When UPC-E is selected with the parameter “t6” or "T6":
The numbers '0' to '9' can be accepted as bar code data.
1 Eight digits (standard format) The first character must be '0' and the data must end with a check digit.
Total eight digits = '0' plus 6 digits plus 1 check digit.
2 Six digits
The first character and the last check digit are removed from the eight digit data.
1: For eight digits, '?' can be used instead of a check digit.
2: Adding '+' and two-digit or five-digit number after the data creates an add-on code for all six and eight
digit formats.
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 11
■ When Codebar is chosen with the parameter 't9' or 'T9'
Characters '0' to '9', '-', ' . ', '$', '/', '+', ' : ' can be printed. Characters 'A' to 'D' can be printed as a start-stop
code, which can be upper case or lower case. If there is no start-stop code, errors will happen. A check
digit cannot be added and using '?' causes errors.
■ When Code 128 Set A, Set B, or Set C is selected with the parameter 't12' or 'T12,' 't13' or 'T13,' or
't14' or 'T14'
Code 128 sets A, B and C can be individually selected. Set A indicates characters Hex 00 to 5F. Set B
includes characters Hex 20 to 7F. Set C includes the pairs 00 to 99. Switching is allowed between the
code sets by sending %A, %B, or %C. FNC 1, 2, 3, and 4 are produced with %1, %2, %3, and %4. The
SHIFT code, %S, allows temporary switching (for one character only) from set A to set B and vice versa.
The '%' character can be encoded by sending it twice.
■ When ISBN (EAN) is selected with the parameter 't130' or 'T130'
The same rules apply as for 't5' or 'T5'.
■ When ISBN (UPC-E) is selected with the parameter 't131' or 'T131':
The same rules apply as for 't6' or 'T6'.
■ When EAN 128 set A, set B or set C is selected with the parameter 't132' or 'T132', 't133' or 'T133'
or 't134' or 'T134'
The same rules apply as for 't12' or 'T12', 't13' or 'T13', or 't14' or 'T14'.
Box drawing
ESC i ... E (or e)
'E' or 'e' is a terminator.
Line block drawing
ESC i ... V (or v)
'V' or 'v' is a terminator.
A - 12 APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE)
Expanded character data start
n = 'l' or 'L'
Data that follows 'l' or 'L' is read as expanded character data (or labeling data). Expanded character data
must end with the ' \ ' code (5CH), which also ends this command.
Example Program Listings
WIDTH "LPT1:",255
'CODE 39
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it0r1s0o0x00y00bCODE39?\";
'Interleaved 2 of 5
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it1r1s0o0x00y20b123456?\";
'FIM
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it3r1o0x00y40bA\";
'Post Net
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it4r1o0x00y60b1234567890?\";
'EAN-8
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it5r1o0x00y70b1234567?\";
'UPC-A
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it5r1o0x50y70b12345678901?\";
'EAN-13
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it5r1o0x100y70b123456789012?\";
'UPC-E
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it6r1o0x150y70b0123456?\";
'Codabar
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it9r1s0o0x00y100bA123456A\";
'Code 128 set A
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it12r1o0x00y120bCODE128A12345?\";
'Code 128 set B
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it13r1o0x00y140bCODE128B12345?\";
'Code 128 set C
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it14r1o0x00y160b";CHR$(1);CHR$(2);"?\";
'ISBN(EAN)
LPRINTCHR$(27);"it130r1o0x00y180b123456789012?+12345\";
'EAN 128 set A
LPRINT CHR$(27);"it132r1o0x00y210b1234567890?\";
LPRINT CHR$(12)
END
APPENDIX (SPECIFICATIONS, FONTS AND BAR CODE) A - 13
B
Appendix (For Europe and Other Countries)
Brother Numbers
IMPORTANT: For technical and operational help, you must call the country where you bought the
printer. Calls must be made from within that country.
Register your product
By registering your Brother product, you will be recorded as the original owner of the product.
Your registration with Brother:
■ may serve as a confirmation of the purchase date of your product should you lose your receipt;
■ may support an insurance claim by you in the event of product loss covered by insurance; and,
■ will help us to notify you of enhancements to your product and special offers.
Please complete the Brother Warranty Registration or, for your convenience and the most efficient way
to register your new product, register on-line at
http://www.brother.com/registration/
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your printer needs. You can download the
latest drivers, software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips, and go to the Solutions section
to learn how to get the most from your Brother product.
http://solutions.brother.com
You can check here for the Brother driver updates.
Customer Service
Visit http://www.brother.com or contact information on your local Brother office.
Service center locations
For service centres in Europe, contact your local Brother office. Address and telephone contact
information for European offices can be found at http://www.brother.com by selecting your country.
Internet Addresses
Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, Driver Updates
and Utilities: http://solutions.brother.com
B - 1 APPENDIX (FOR EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES)
Important information: Regulations
Radio interference (220 to 240 volt model only)
This printer follows EN55022 (CISPR Publication 22)/Class B.
Before you use this product, make sure that you use the following interface cables.
1
2
A shielded parallel interface cable with twisted-pair conductors and that it is marked IEEE1284
compliant.
A USB cable.
The cable must not be more than 2 meters long.
International ENERGY STAR® Compliance Statement
The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR® Program is to promote the development and
popularization of energy-efficient office equipment.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
APPENDIX (FOR EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES) B - 2
IEC 60825 specification (220 to 240 volt 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 needed.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL À LASER DE CLASSE 1
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
This printer has a Class 3B laser diode which produces invisible laser radiation in the scanner unit. You
should not open the scanner unit under any circumstances.
Caution:
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this User’s
Guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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.
Internal laser radiation
Maximum radiation power:
Wave length:
Laser class:
15 mW
760 - 810 nm
Class 3B (Accordance with IEC 60825)
B - 3 APPENDIX (FOR EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES)
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety
To ensure safe operation the supplied three-pin plug must be inserted only into a standard three-pin
power outlet that is properly grounded through the standard electrical wiring.
Extension cords used with this printer 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, call a qualified electrician.
Disconnect device
You must install this printer near a power outlet that is easily accessible. In case of an emergency, you
must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet to shut off the power completely.
Caution for LAN connection (For model HL-6050DN only)
Connect this product to a LAN connection that is not subjected to overvoltages.
IT power system (For Norway only)
This product is also designed for an IT power system with phase-to-phase voltage 230V.
Geräuschemission / Acoustic noise emission (for Germany only)
Lpa < 70 dB (A) DIN 45635-19-01-KL2
Wiring information (for UK)
Important
If you need to replace the plug fuse, fit a fuse that is approved by ASTA to BS1362 with the same rating
as the original fuse.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug that does not have a cover.
Warning - This printer must be earthed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in line with the following code:
Green and Yellow: Earth
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
If in any doubt, call a qualified electrician.
APPENDIX (FOR EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES) B - 4
EC Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer
Brother Industries Ltd.,
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku,
Nagoya 467-8561, 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:
Product description
Product Name
Model Number
: Laser Printer
: HL-6050, HL-6050D, HL-6050DN
: HL-60
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
: EN60950:2000
EMC
: EN55022:1998 Class B
EN55024:1998
EN61000-3-2:1995 + A14:2000
EN61000-3-3:1995
Year in which CE marking was first affixed: 2003
Issued by
: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Date
: 6 August, 2003
Place
: Nagoya, Japan
Signature
:
Takashi Maeda
Manager
Quality Management Group
Quality Management Dept.
Information & Document Company
B - 5 APPENDIX (FOR EUROPE AND OTHER COUNTRIES)
C
Appendix (For USA and Canada)
Brother Numbers
IMPORTANT: For technical and operational help, you must call the country where you bought the
printer. Calls must be made from within that country.
Register your product
By registering your product with Brother International Corporation, you will be recorded as the original
owner of the product.
Your registration with Brother:
■ may serve as a confirmation of the purchase date of your product should you lose your receipt;
■ may support an insurance claim by you in the event of product loss covered by insurance; and,
■ will help us notify you of enhancements to your product and special offers.
Please complete the Brother Warranty Registration or, for your convenience and most efficient way to
register your new product, register on-line at
http://www.brother.com/registration/
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your Printer needs. You can download the
latest software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips, and go to the ‘Solutions’ section to learn
how to get the most from your Brother product.
http://solutions.brother.com
You can check here for the Brother driver updates.
Customer Service
In USA:
1-800-276-7746
In Canada: 1-877-BROTHER
If you have 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 Hotel de Ville
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, PQ, Canada H9B 3H6
Service center locator (USA only)
For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-800-284-4357.
Service center locations (Canada only)
For the location of a Brother authorized service center, call 1-877-BROTHER
APPENDIX (FOR USA AND CANADA) C - 1
Brother fax back system (USA only)
Brother has installed an easy to use fax back system so you can get instant answers to common
technical questions and product information. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can
use the system to send the information to any fax machine.
Call the number below and follow the recorded instructions to receive a fax about how to use the system
and an index of fax back subjects.
In USA only:1-800-521-2846
Internet Addresses
Brother Global Web Site: http://www.brother.com
For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and Driver
Updates and Utilities: http://solutions.brother.com
(In USA Only) For Brother Accessories & Supplies: http://www.brothermall.com
C - 2 APPENDIX (FOR USA AND CANADA)
Important information: Regulations
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of
Conformity (For USA)
Responsible Party:
Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
P.O. Box 6911
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911
USA
Telephone: (908) 704-1700
declares, that the products
Product name:
Model number:
Product options:
Laser Printer HL-6050D and HL-6050DN
HL-60
Lower Tray Unit LT-6000, Network Board NC-6100h
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.
Call the dealer, Brother Customer Service or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important
A shielded interface cable should be used 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.
APPENDIX (FOR USA AND CANADA) C - 3
Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada)
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 equipment.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
C - 4 APPENDIX (FOR USA AND CANADA)
Laser Notice
Laser Safety (100 to 120 volt 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.
FDA Regulations (100 to 120 volt 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 Industries, Ltd.,
15-1 Naeshiro-cho Mizuho-ku Nagoya, 467-8561 Japan
This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR subchapter J.
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
Caution:
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this User’s
Guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Internal laser radiation
Maximum radiation power:
Wave length:
Laser class:
15 mW
760 - 810 nm
Class IIIb (Accordance with 21 CFR Part 1040.10)
APPENDIX (FOR USA AND CANADA) C - 5
IMPORTANT - For Your Safety
To ensure safe operation the supplied three-pin plug must be inserted only into a standard three-pin
power outlet that is properly grounded through the standard electrical wiring.
Extension cords used with this printer 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, call a qualified electrician.
Disconnect device
You must install this printer near a power outlet that is easily accessible. In case of an emergency, you
must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet to shut off the power completely.
Caution for LAN connection (For model HL-6050DN only)
Connect this product to a LAN connection that is not subjected to overvoltages.
C - 6 APPENDIX (FOR USA AND CANADA)
Index
G
Symbols
H
+ or - buttons .................................................3-7
HP LaserJet mode ......................................3-23
A
I
Accessories and supplies ............................ C-2
Accessories tab .............................................2-8
Automatic emulation selection ....................2-20
Automatic Interface Selection .....................2-20
INFORMATION menu .................................3-14
INTERFACE menu .............................3-21, 3-27
B
Jam at paper exit ........................................6-12
Jam in duplex unit .......................................6-15
Jam in MP tray ..............................................6-6
Jam inside printer ..........................................6-9
Job Cancel button .........................................3-2
Back button ...................................................3-7
Back light ......................................................3-9
Bar code control ........................................... A-7
Bar code package (option) ..........................4-15
BRAdmin Professional ................................2-19
Brother Solutions Center ...............................2-1
BR-Script .......................................................2-1
BR-Script 3 menu ........................................3-19
BR-Script 3 mode ........................................3-23
BR-Script 3 problems ..................................6-23
BR-Script printer driver ...............................2-10
Buttons ..........................................................3-2
C
Call Service messages .................................6-3
Carbon copy printing ...................................1-42
Carton contents .............................................1-1
CompactFlash card (option) ..........................4-9
Control panel .................................................3-1
Corona wire ...................................................5-7
D
Data lamp ......................................................3-8
Delete storage .............................................3-16
Device Options ..............................................2-5
DIMM memory (option) ...............................4-11
DOS ............................................................6-23
Drum unit ...............................................5-1, 5-4
Duplex printing .....................................1-35, 2-4
E
Envelopes ..........................................1-21, 1-23
EPSON FX-850 mode .................................3-23
Error messages .............................................6-1
F
Factory settings ...........................................3-24
Fonts package (optoion) .............................4-15
Go button ......................................................3-2
J
L
LCD (liquid crystal display) ...........................3-9
LCD menu ...................................................3-13
LED (light emitting diode) ..............................3-8
Lower tray unit (option) .................................4-2
M
Macintosh® ..........................................2-1, 2-16
Maintenance messages ................................6-3
Manual feed tray ...........................................1-2
Memory .......................................................4-11
MIO interface ..............................................2-20
Modes .........................................................3-23
Multi-purpose tray (MP tray) ..............................
......................................... 1-2, 1-13, 1-17, 1-36
N
NETWORK menu ...............................3-20, 3-27
Network Print Server (NC-6100h) .................4-3
Network software ........................................2-19
O
Options ..........................................................4-1
P
Paper .................................................... 1-5, A-5
Paper jams ....................................................6-5
PAPER menu .....................................3-15, 3-25
Parallel cable ................................................1-1
Parallel interface .........................................2-20
PCL printer driver ..........................................2-2
Plain paper ....................................................1-7
Power supply ................................................1-4
Print media ....................................................1-5
I-1
PRINT menu ......................................3-25, 3-26
PRINT MENU menu ....................................3-17
Print quality ..........................................2-4, 6-17
Printable area ................................................1-8
Printer driver ........................................2-1, 2-10
Printer parts ...........................................1-2, 1-3
Proof data .....................................................3-4
Proprinter XL mode .....................................3-23
PS printer driver ...................................2-1, 2-10
Public data ....................................................3-5
Q
QUALITY menu ..................................3-15, 3-25
R
RAM ............................................................4-11
Recommended paper ...................................1-7
Register your printer .............................B-1, C-1
Reprint button ........................................3-2, 3-3
RESET menu ..............................................3-21
S
Secure data ...................................................3-5
SETUP menu .....................................3-16, 3-25
Software ......................................................2-19
Status Monitor ...............................................2-6
T
TCP/IP ........................................................3-20
Thick paper .................................................1-17
Toner cartridge ..............................................5-1
W
Watermark ....................................................2-4
Wireless Print Server (NC-7100w) ................4-6
I-2