Brother Remote Printer Printer User Manual

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Remote Printer Console
User's Guide
Version 2
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Specifications
Required software
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4.2 or greater
Brother printer driver for the model being managed
System requirements
Windows® 2000/XP/XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows Vista™,
Windows Server® 2003 / Windows Server® 2003 x64 Edition
Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater: 128 MB RAM (160 MB recommended)
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Table of Contents
Specifications......................................................................................................................................... ii
Required software ....................................................................................................................... ii
System requirements................................................................................................................... ii
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Remote Printer Console for Windows® ..................................................................1-1
How to install the Remote Printer Console software ......................................................................... 1-1
How to use the Remote Printer Console software............................................................................. 1-1
What each button does...................................................................................................................... 1-2
Print Settings button ................................................................................................................ 1-2
Print Fonts button .................................................................................................................... 1-2
User’s Guide button................................................................................................................. 1-2
Default button .......................................................................................................................... 1-2
Send button ............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Remote Printer Console menus......................................................................................................... 1-2
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Remote Printer Console for Macintosh® ................................................................2-1
How to install the Remote Printer Console software ......................................................................... 2-1
How to use the Remote Printer Console software............................................................................. 2-2
BRSelectPrinter buttons .......................................................................................................... 2-2
Printer window buttons ............................................................................................................ 2-3
Remote Printer Console menus......................................................................................................... 2-4
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Remote Printer Console Menu Table .......................................................................3-1
Remote Printer Console menu table.................................................................................................. 3-1
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Remote Printer Console for Windows®
The Remote Printer Console is a software utility for changing printer settings independently of your software
application. For example, you can change the printer margins, sleep mode, character set and other settings
from the Remote Printer Console software. These settings are then remembered and used by the printer.
How to install the Remote Printer Console software
Double-click setup.exe in the RPC folder on the CD-ROM, and follow the instructions.
You must have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed to run Remote Printer Console.
The latest version of JRE is available from the following URL: http://java.sun.com/j2se/
Note
■ When the software is activated, the first screen will not always reflect the current printer settings. Follow
the steps below to print the actual settings of the printer.
■ If you are using an unsupported mode, you may not be able to change some of the settings.
■ Some settings require a re-boot of the printer in order for the settings to be accepted.
How to use the Remote Printer Console software
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From the Start button, select All Programs > Brother Personal Utilities > Remote Printer Console >
Remote Printer Console.
The printer window appears.
Print the Printer Settings Page by clicking the Print Settings button.
Change the item or items that you wish to change.
Press the Send button.
Re-print the Printer Settings Page to check that the settings have changed.
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Remote Printer Console for Windows®
What each button does
Print Settings button
The printer will print the current Printer Settings Page.
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Print Fonts button
The printer will print out its font list.
User’s Guide button
Remote Printer Console User’s Guide (this document) will open if you click this button.
Default button
Settings in the tab you are currently looking at will be reset to their default settings.
Send button
Settings in the tab you are currently looking at will be sent to the printer.
Remote Printer Console menus
There are ten main menus in the printer window. Click the menu tab for the setting you want to configure.
For more information about the selections available in each menu, see Remote Printer Console menu table
on page 3-1.
Note
Some functions in the menus are only available for some models.
■ Paper
■ Quality
■ Setup
■ Print Menu
■ PCL
■ EPSON
■ IBM
■ Network
■ Interface
■ Custom
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Remote Printer Console for Macintosh®
The Remote Printer Console is a software utility for changing printer settings independently of your software
application. For example, you can change the printer margins, sleep mode, character set and other settings
from the Remote Printer Console software. These settings are then remembered and used by the printer.
How to install the Remote Printer Console software
Double-click BrotherRPCforMac.pkg in the RPC folder on the CD-ROM, and install the software following
the instructions. After installation is done, an alias, called RemotePrinterConsole, will be created on your
desktop.
You must have Jave Runtime Environment (JRE) installed to run Remote Printer Console.
The latest version of JRE is available from the following URL: http://java.sun.com/j2se/
Note
■ When the software is activated, the first screen will not always reflect the current printer settings.
■ This application can be used with network ready models that are printing using the TCP/IP and AppleTalk®
protocol.
■ If you are using an unsupported mode, you may not able to change some of the settings.
■ Some settings require a re-boot of the printer in order for the settings to be accepted.
■ If you delete the alias RemotePrinterConsole on your desktop, use the RemotePrinterConsole in the
\Library\Printers\Brother\Utilities\RPCJ folder.
■ If you operate the files other than RemotePrinterConsole in the
\Library\Printers\Brother\Utilities\RPCJ folder, the application will not work.
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Remote Printer Console for Macintosh®
How to use the Remote Printer Console software
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Double-click the RemotePrinterConsole on your desktop.
BRSelectPrinter screen appears. Select TCP/IP, and printer node names and other information will be
shown in the box.
BRSelectPrinter buttons
■ Search button:
Searches for printers automatically.
■ Select button:
Opens the printer window of the printer you selected.
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Highlight the printer you want to change the settings on and click the Select button. The printer window
will appear.
Note
If you want to re-search for a printer, click the Search button.
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Remote Printer Console for Macintosh®
Printer window buttons
■ Print Settings button
The printer will print out the Printer settings Page.
■ Print Fonts button
The printer will print out its font list.
■ User’s Guide button
Remote Printer Console User’s Guide (this document) will open if you click this button.
■ Default button
Settings in the tab you are currently looking at will be reset to their default
■ Send button
Settings in the tab you are currently looking at will be sent to the printer.
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Print out the Printer Settings Page by clicking the Print Settings button.
Change the item or items you want to change.
Click the Send button.
Reprint the Printer Settings Page to check the settings have changed.
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Remote Printer Console for Macintosh®
Remote Printer Console menus
There are ten main menus in the printer window. Click the menu tab for the setting you want to configure.
For more information about the selections available in each menu, see Remote Printer Console menu table
on page 3-1.
Note
Some functions in the menus are only available for some models.
■ Paper
■ Quality
■ Setup
■ Print Menu
■ PCL
■ EPSON
■ IBM
■ Network
■ Interface
■ Custom
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Remote Printer Console Menu Table
Remote Printer Console menu table
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Note
The default settings are different depending on your model.
Main menu
Sub menu
Options
Paper
Source
Auto, MP Tray, Tray 1, Tray2, Selects which paper tray the paper will be
Tray 3
fed from.
Tray Priority
MP>T1>T2>T3,
T1>T2>T3>MP, T1>T2>T3
Selects the priority of paper tray the paper
will be fed from.
MP Media Fix
off, Plain Paper, Thick Paper,
Thicker Paper,
Transparencies, Thin Paper,
Bond Paper, Envelopes,
Env.Thick, Env.Thin,
Recycled Paper
Selects the media type of paper you put in
the MP tray. When you select the media
type here (except OFF), the setting for
Media Type selected in the printer driver will
be ignored.
Manual Feed
off, on
Selects whether you want to feed paper
manually.
Duplex
off, on
Selects whether you want to automatically
print on both sides of the paper.
Duplex Type
Long Binding, Short Binding
Selects the type of duplex binding direction.
Resolution
HQ1200, 600 dpi, 300 dpi,
1200 dpi
You can select a print resolution of 300 dpi,
600 dpi,1200dpi or HQ1200.
HRC
off, Light, Medium, Dark
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
Selects whether you want to print lighter to
save toner.
Density
-6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6
Increases or decreases the print density.
Quality
Descriptions
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Remote Printer Console Menu Table
Main menu
Sub menu
Options
Descriptions
Setup
Sleep Time
(Power Save Time)
1 to 240 min.
Sets time for the printer to enter sleep mode
after the last control panel operation. If you
want to set Sleep Mode to off, go to the
Sleep Mode submenu of the custom
menu.
Auto Continue
off, on
Selects whether you want the printer to
recover from a recoverable error.
Reprint
off, on
Selects whether you want to use Reprint
functions.
The printer driver setting overrides the
Remote Printer Console setting. If you want
to change the Reprint setting regardless of
the printer driver setting, go to the Reprint
Mask sub menu of the Custom menu.
Page Protection
Auto, off, A4, Letter, Legal
If you use Page Protection function, select
either Auto, A4, Letter or Legal.
Emulation
Auto, PCL, EPSON, IBM,
BR-SCRIPT
Selects the emulation mode you want to
use.
Auto Emulation
EPSON, IBM
Selects the emulation mode when you
select Auto in Emulation sub menu
Keep PCL
off, on
Selects whether you want to save the
current PCL settings
Error Print
off, on
Selects whether you want to print out the
error message when an error occurs.
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Remote Printer Console Menu Table
Main menu
Sub menu
Options
Descriptions
Print Menu
Media Type
Plain Paper, Thick Paper,
Thicker Paper,
Transparencies, Thin Paper,
Bond Paper, Envelopes,
Env.Thick, Env.Thin,
Recycled Paper
You can set the media type you want to use.
Paper
Letter, Legal, A4, Executive,
B5, C5, Com-10, DL,
Monarch, A5, A6, B6, DL
Long Edge, A4 Long, Folio,
Post Card, Organizer J,
Organizer K, Organizer L,
Organizer M
You can set the paper size you want to use.
Copies
1 to 999
Sets the total number of copies to be
printed.
Orientation
Portrait, Landscape
Selects the paper orientation, Portrait or
Landscape.
X offset
-500 to 500 dots
Moves the print start position (top-left hand
corner of the page) horizontally up to -500
(left) to +500 (right) dots in 300 dpi.
Y offset
-500 to 500 dots
Moves the print start position (top-left hand
corner of the page) vertically up to -500
(top) to +500 (bottom) dots in 300 dpi.
Auto FF
off, on
Allows you to print the remaining data
without pressing the Go button.
FF Timeout
1 to 99 sec.
Sets time when Auto FF is on.
FF Suppress
off, on
If you select on, form feed is not allowed
when there is no data.
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Remote Printer Console Menu Table
Main menu
Sub menu
Options
Descriptions
PCL
Font Number
The number of fonts available Selects the default font from the fonts list.
vary by model.
Font Pitch/Point Size
Font Pitch: 0.1 to 576.0
Point Size: 0.25 to 999.75
Selects the font pitch or point size.
Symbol Set
The Symbol Set available will
vary by model.
Selects the symbol set.
Auto LF
on (CR → CR + LF)
off (CR → CR)
Selects whether a line feed will happen
when the printer reaches the right margin.
Auto CR
on (LF → LF + CR,
FF → FF + CR,
VT → VT + CR)
Selects whether a carriage return will
happen when the printer position reaches
the right margin.
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off (LF → LF,
FF → FF,
VT → VT)
EPSON
Auto Wrap
off, on
Selects whether a line feed carriage return
will happen when the printer position
reaches the right margin.
Auto Skip
off, on
Selects whether a line feed carriage return
will happen when the printer position
reaches the bottom margin.
Left Margin
xx column(s)
Sets the left margin at 10 cpi.
Right Margin
xx column(s)
Sets the right margin at 10 cpi.
Top Margin
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
inches
Selects the top margin at a distance from
the top edge of the paper.
Bottom Margin
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
inches
Selects the bottom margin at a distance
from the bottom edge of the paper.
Lines
5 to 128
Sets the number of lines on each page from
5 to 128 lines.
Font Number
The number of fonts available Selects the default font from the fonts list.
vary by model.
Font Pitch/Point Size
Font Pitch: 0.1 to 576.0
Point Size: 0.25 to 999.75
Selects the font pitch or point size.
Character Set
The Symbol Set available will
vary by model.
Selects the symbol set.
Auto LF
on (CR → CR + LF)
off (CR → CR)
Selects whether a line feed will happen
when the printer reaches the right margin.
Auto Mask
off, on
By selecting off, a line feed and carriage
return will happen when the printer position
reaches the bottom margin.
Left Margin
xx column(s)
Sets the left margin at 10 cpi.
Right Margin
xx column(s)
Sets the right margin at 10 cpi.
Top Margin
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
inches
Selects the top margin at a distance from
the top edge of the paper.
Bottom Margin
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
inches
Selects the bottom margin at a distance
from the bottom edge of the paper.
Lines
5 to 128
Sets the number of lines on each page from
5 to 128 lines.
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Main menu
Sub menu
Options
Descriptions
IBM
Font Number
The number of fonts available Selects the default font from the fonts list.
vary by model.
Font Pitch/Point Size
Font Pitch: 0.1 to 576.0
Point Size: 0.25 to 999.75
Selects the font pitch or point size.
Character Set
The Symbol Set available will
vary by model.
Selects the symbol set.
Auto LF
on (CR → CR + LF)
off (CR → CR)
Selects whether a line feed will happen
when the printer reaches the right margin.
Auto CR
on (LF → LF + CR,
FF → FF + CR,
VT → VT + CR)
Selects whether a carriage return will
happen when the printer position reaches
the right margin.
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off (LF → LF,
FF → FF,
VT → VT)
Network
Interface
Auto Mask
off, on
By selecting off, a line feed and carriage
return will happen when the printer position
reaches the bottom margin.
Left Margin
xx column(s)
Sets the left margin at 10 cpi.
Right Margin
xx column(s)
Sets the right margin at 10 cpi.
Top Margin
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
inches
Selects the top margin at a distance from
the top edge of the paper.
Bottom Margin
0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
inches
Selects the bottom margin at a distance
from the bottom edge of the paper.
Lines
xx line(s)
Sets the number of lines on each page.
IP Address
[000-255].[000-255].
[000-255].[000-255]
Sets the IP Address.
Subnet Mask
[000-255].[000-255].
[000-255].[000-255]
Sets the Subnet Mask.
Gateway
[000-255].[000-255].
[000-255].[000-255]
Sets the Gateway.
Auto Interface Timeout
1 to 99 sec.
You need to set the time-out period for the
auto interface selection.
Input Buffer (Level)
1 to 15
Increases or decreases the input buffer
capacity.
Parallel
High-Speed
on, off
Turns high-speed parallel communication
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.
on, off
Turns High-Speed USB 2.0 communication
ON or OFF.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
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Main menu
Sub menu
Options
Descriptions
Custom
MP First
off, on
Selects whether to feed paper from the
Multi-purpose (MP) tray as a priority.
This function is available only for models
which have the MP tray.
Sleep Mode
on, off
Turns the sleep mode ON or OFF.
Sleep Indication
off, Dimmed
Selects whether the LED is to go off or be
dimmed when the printer is in sleep mode.
Toner Low Indication
Normal, Delay, off
You need to select Delay if you want the
Toner Low LED indication to appear when
the toner amount becomes lower than the
default Normal setting.
Printer Language
English, French, German,
Dutch...
Selects the language you want to use.
The printer driver setting overrides the
Remote Printer Console setting. If you once
send the data to printer using the printer
driver, the printer’s language setting will be
changed.
Reprint Mask
off, on
If you want to disable the Reprint function,
select on. This setting overrides the printer
driver Reprint setting.
Thick Font
off, on
If you select on, Brougham font will be
replaced by bold Brougham font.
IP Conifg
AUTO, DHCP, BOOTP,
RARP, STATIC
Selects a method to configure IP address.
This function is available only for the
network-ready model.
APIPA
Enable, Disable
Turns the APIPA function enable or disable.
This function is available only for the
network-ready model.
Net Memory Level
1 to 15
Selects the capacity of memory which is
used for network function.
This function is available only for the
network-ready model with Upnp support.
Advanced Command
-
This function is used for specific service
functions.
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