Garmin 1600 Printer User Manual

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EPSON
ActionLaser™1600
Read This First
This booklet is to help you set up your printer and begin printing
quickly. It also gives you instructions for routine maintenance. If you
need detailed information on printer use or if you have problems
printing, see your Reference Guide.
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Copyright © 1993 by Epson America, Inc., Torrance, California.
Contents
1 Unpacking.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 Installing the imaging cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 Loading paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 Attaching the power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Testing the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 Connecting the printer to the computer . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 Testing the computer-to-printer connection . . . . . . . . . 11
8 Setting up your software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using Energy Wisely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Feed Jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Paper Jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Unpacking
1. Remove the accessories and printer from the shipping carton.
2. Set the printer on a flat, stable surface. Leave adequate room
to provide sufficient ventilation. Allow enough room above
the printer to be able to fully open its cover.
3. Take the packaging off the printer and the other items and
store for future use.
Note:
The printer weighs about about 10 kg (22 lb) and should be lifted with
cure.
2 Installing the imaging cartridge
Caution:
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Do not turn the imaging curtridge upside down.
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P Do not expose the imaging cartridge to light any longer
than necessary.
1. Open the printer cover by pressing the latch on the left
toward you.
2. While holding the imaging cartridge horizontally, gently
shake it a few times to distribute the toner evenly.
3. Set the imaging cartridge on a clean, flat surface Firmly grip
the tab on the left side of the cartridge. Pull the clear seal all
the way out with firm, even pressure, as shown.
4. Hold the imaging cartridge and gently shake it from front to
back.
5. Insert the cartridge into the printer by placing the pins on
each side of the cartridge into the grooves inside the
printer. Slide it gently into the opening until it stops.
6. Gently press down on the printer cover until it clicks shut.
Caution:
Whenever you ship or transport the printer, first remove the
imaging cartridge and place it in a plastic bag. Seal the bag to
prevent the fine toner particles from spilling into the printer or
onto your clothing.
3 Loading paper
1. Fan a stack of letter-size paper and even up the edges.
2. Open the paper cover located on the top front of the printer.
3. Adjust the paper guides inside the paper tray to match the
size of the paper. Load a stack of paper (up to 150 sheets)
into the paper tray. Make sure the paper guides do not
press the paper too tightly.
4. Close the paper cover.
5. Install the paper stopper into the slot on top of the paper
cover to match the size of the paper in the tray.
6. Make sure the paper path selector on the top left corner of
the printer is set to the face-down position.
Note:
To load envelopes, heavy paper, or special stock such as labels and
transparencies, feed sheets one at a time through the standard paper
tray slot. See “Printing on Special Paper” in Chapter 2 of your
Reference Guide.
4 Attaching the power cord
1. Make sure the power switch at the top right of the printer is
turned off.
2. Insert the power cord into the back of the printer. Then plug
the other end into a properly grounded outlet.
Use a grounded, three-prong electrical outlet. Do not use an
adapter to fit the three-prong plug into a two-hole outlet.
Avoid using an outlet that is controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power can wipe
out valuable information in your computer’s or printer’s
memory. Also avoid outlets on the same circuit with large
motors or appliances that might disturb the power supply.
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Testing the printer
To test whether the printer is correctly installed, print a status
sheet. The status sheet contains information about the printer,
including the current settings. A sample status sheet is shown
in Chapter 4 in your Reference Guide.
To print a status sheet, you use the buttons on the printer’s
control panel as described in the following procedure. The
control panel, which is located at the front of the printer, allows
you to access printer functions.
To print a status sheet:
1. Make sure the imaging cartridge is installed. Turn on the
printer. Several messages appear as the printer performs
internal tests. After about 35 seconds, the READY message
appears in the printer’s control panel.
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2. Press the Menu button to enter SelecType.
3. Press the Menu button several times until TEST MENU
appears on the display.
4. Press the Item button; you should see STATUS SHEET on
the display.
5. Press the Enter button. The printer prints the status sheet,
showing the current printer settings.
6. Press the On Line button to put the printer back on line.
6 Connecting the printer to the
computer
The printer comes equipped with a parallel and serial interface.
This section gives instructions for installing both interfaces. If
you install an optional interface, see Appendix C of the
Reference Guide for more information.
Note:
If you are connecting more than one computer to the printer, see
“Sharing the Printer” at the end of Chapter 1 in the Reference
Guide.
1. Make sure both the printer and the computer are off.
2. Connect a properly shielded interface cable to the
appropriate interface connector.
Parallel cables should be the twisted-pair shielded type.
3. Secure the connector to the printer.
For the parallel connector, squeeze the wire clips together
until they lock in place on either side of the connector.
For the serial connector, use a screwdriver to fasten the
screws of the connector, if required. If your cable has a
grounding wire, connect it to the printer’s ground
connector as shown.
4. Fasten the other end of the cable to your computer.
For the parallel connector, squeeze the wire clips together
until they lock in place on either side of the connector.
For the serial connector, use a screwdriver to fasten the
screws of the connector, if required.
5. Insert the interface cable into the U-shaped part of one cable
clip. Lift the left side of the printer up slightly. Then hook
the short lip of the clip into the forward slot and push the
bottom of the clip under the printer until it clicks in place.
Repeat this procedure with the second clip and insert it into
the back slot.
By default, the printer is set up to print letter-size paper from
the standard paper feeder. If you are printing onto any other
size of paper, you need to change the paper tray% paper sire
setting. See Chapter 2 in the Reference Guide for more
information.
If you are using the serial interface, see ‘Using the serial
interface” at the end of step 8.
7 Testing the computer-to-printer
connection
If you are using the parallel interface port, use the following
procedure to make sure you properly connected your
computer to the printer. If you are using the serial interface or
an optional interface, skip this procedure.
1. Turn on your computer; then turn on your printer.
2. Bring up a DOS prompt on your computer screen such as:
c:>
3. Type the following:
PRINT AUTOEXEC.BAT
The computer displays the following message:
NAME OF LIST DEVICE (PRN):
4. Type the following:
LPT1
The printer prints the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
If nothing prints or the results are not what you expect, make
sure you used the proper cable, that the cable is connected
securely to both the computer and the printer, and that you
used the correct interface.
8 Setting up your software
Choosing an emulation
Your printer has several resident printer emulations:
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HP LaserJet 4 (LJ4), Epson ESC/P 2, Epson FX, and Epson
GL/2. The LJ4 emulation is the default setting and gives you
the fullest range of features. Normally you will want to use the
LJ4 emulation.
The only times you will need to change the emulation are the
following:
P You need to print documents already formatted for a dot
matrix printer.
0 You need to use software programs that do not support an
HP LaserJet printer.
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P You are using a software program for an HP-GL/2 plotter.
For more information about emulations other than LJ4, see
Chapter 5, “Using Other Printer Emulations,” in the Reference
Guide.
Choosing a printer driver
When you configure your computer for the printer, you need to
select the appropriate printer driver. A printer driver allows
your software program to control the operation of the printer
by translating a document’s margins, fonts, and other
selections into control codes that the printer understands.
When you select a printer from the printer selection menu of
your software program, you are loading the printer driver.
If a printer driver is included with your printer, see the
documentation that comes with the driver before continuing.
Note:
Your software manual and technical support representative are your
best sources for information on installing your drivers. Many
software manufacturers provide technical support phone assistance
for helping you install your printer drivers.
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Microsoft Windows
To select a printer driver using Microsoft Windows:
1. In the Main window, double-click on the Control Panel
icon.
2. Double-click on the Printers icon.
3. In the Printers dialog box that appears, choose the Add
button.
4. Scroll through the list of printers until you reach HP
LaserJet 4.
Choosing the correct printer driver helps ensure that the
software sends the correct codes to the printer. For LJ4
emulation, these are the preferred drivers:
HP LaserJet 4
HP LaserJet 4Si
If an LJ4 driver is not available, contact Windows Support at
(206) 637-7098 to obtain a copy. With a modem, you can
obtain the latest Microsoft drivers files from the Microsoft
bulletin board system at (206) 436-6735. Windows drivers
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can also be downloaded from CompuServe or GEnie. If
you are not currently a member of CompuServe but would
like to become one, see page 2 of the Reference Guide for a
special membership offer.
Until you receive your copy of the LJ4 driver, use one of the
following drivers, which are listed in order of preference:
LaserJet IIISi
LaserJet IIIP/IIID
LaserJet III
If none of these drivers is available, you can use any other
LaserJet driver; be aware, however, that some features,
including 600-dpi resolution and certain font families, are
not accessible unless you are using an LJ4 driver or the
ActionLaser 1600 driver.
If you are using the ESC/P 2, FX, or GL/2 emulation, see
Chapter 5, “Using Other Printer Emulations,” in the
Reference Guide for information about which driver to use.
5. Choose the install button.
If the driver is already installed on the hard disk, skip to
step 7. If the driver is not installed on the hard disk, a
dialog box prompts you for the pathname.
6. Enter the appropriate path name of the driver and, if
necessary, insert the diskette that contains the driver into a
floppy drive. Choose the OK button.
7. Choose the Set to Default Printer button.
8. If you have no more changes, close the Printers dialog box.
Non-Windows software
Since each program differs in its setup capabilities, there is no
standard way to select the printer driver. See your software
manual for information on how to select an HP LaserJet 4
driver.
Using the serial interface
If you are using the serial interface, you need to ensure that the
printer and the computer are using the same serial settings. If
the serial settings do not match, you must change the
appropriate settings. The settings can be changed either at the
printer or computer.
The printer’s default serial settings are listed below. To change
the printer’s serial settings, see “SERIAL MENU” in Chapter 4
of the Reference Guide. For information about your computer’s
serial settings, see your computer manual.
serial
Word length
Baud rate
Parity
Stop bit
DTR
XON/XOFF
DSR
RS-232C
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NONE
1
OFF
ON
OFF
You also need to change the port setting at your computer if it
is not already selected for the serial port. The following
procedure describes how to change the port setting in
Windows. To change the setting using non-Windows software,
see your software manual.
1. In the Main window, doubleclick on the Control Panel
icon.
2. Double-click on the Printers icon.
3. In the Printers dialog box that appears, choose the Connect
button.
4. Select a COM (serial) port.
5. Choose the OK button.
6. Close the Printers dialog box.
Using Energy wisely
By purchasing this low-power, Energy Star compliant printer,
you join a growing number of users concerned about
conserving energy. Here are a few additional tips you can use
to be even more energy-wise.
0 If your monitor isn’t Energy Star compliant, turn it off
when you’re not using it.
P Use the print preview option on your software before you
print something. You’ll be able to catch formatting errors
before you commit them to paper.
0 If you have an electronic mail system available to you, send
E-mail rather than memos. Not only is this faster, but you’ll
save paper and storage space too.
P Use recycled paper whenever you can.
Maintenance
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
The imaging cartridge prints up to 6,000 pages depending
upon the complexity of your print jobs.
If your printed images become faint, you can use the printer’s
control panel to determine how much toner remains in the
imaging cartridge. To do so, press the Menu button until
CONFIG MENU appears in the display. Then press the Item
button until the TONER item appears.
Count the asterisks between the E (empty) and the F (full).
Each asterisk represents about 20% of the total toner capacity.
When you see only one asterisk on the SelecType TONER
message (indicating that there is less than 20% toner left), you
should replace the imaging cartridge.
The cartridge you should use is the S051016, which is specially
designed for your high-quality 600-dpi printer. Do not use the
S051011 cartridge.
Do not touch the fuser, which is marked with a CAUTlON
HOT SURFACE label.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
Note:
If you replace the cartridge when the power is off, you must
change the TONER LIFE setting using SelecType CONFIG
MENU after you turn on the printer. See Chapter 4 of the
Reference Guide for more information.
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2. Gently open the printer cover and remove the imaging
cartridge by pulling it toward you.
3. Dispose of the used imaging cartridge with nonburnable
items.
CUUtion:
P Do not turn the imaging cartridge upside down.
0 Do not expose the imaging cartridge to light any longer
than necessary.
4. Remove the new imaging cartridge from its aluminum bag.
While holding the cartridge horizontally, gently shake it a
few times to distribute the toner evenly.
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5. Set the imaging cartridge on a clean, flat surface. Firmly grip
the tab on the left side of the imaging cartridge. Pull the
clear seal all the way out with firm, even pressure as shown.
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6. Hold the imaging cartridge and gently shake it from front to
back.
7. Insert the imaging cartridge into the printer by placing the
pins on each side of the cartridge into the grooves inside
the printer. Slide it gently into the opening until it stops.
8. Gently press down on the printer cover until it clicks.
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Feed Jam
When the printer stops printing and the FEED JAM message
appears, follow these steps:
1. Open the paper cover. Carefully remove all the paper in the
paper tray along with any sheets that have fed part way
into the printer.
2. If the paper tears when you remove it, make sure you
remove any pieces remaining in the printer. To do this,
gently open the printer cover.
Opening the printer cover exposes the fuser, which is
marked by a CAUTION HOT SURFACE label. Be careful
not to touch the fuser.
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3. Remove the imaging cartridge. Next remove any paper from
the paper feed path and reinsert the imaging cartridge.
4. Close the printer cover.
5. Tap the edges of the paper stack on a flat surface and
carefully reload it into the paper tray. (Do not reload curled
or wrinkled sheets.) Close the paper cover.
The jammed page is automatically reprinted. If you did not
open the printer cover to clear the feed jam, press the
Continue button.
Paper Jam
When the printer stops printing and the PAPER JAM message
appears, follow these steps:
1. Gently open the printer cover and remove the imaging
cartridge.
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Opening the printer exposes the fuser, which is marked by
a CAUTION HOT SURFACE label. Be careful not to
touch the fuser.
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2. Gently pull out the paper. The direction you should pull
depends on where the paper is jammed. If it tears, make
sure you remove any pieces remaining in the printer.
Note:
Because the toner on the paper inside the printer may not have
been fixed on the page, toner may come off on your hands when
you remove the paper. If you spill toner on your clothing, rinse it
of with cold water. Using hot water may leave a permanent stain.
3. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.
4. Close the printer cover.
After a paper jam, the jammed page is automatically reprinted.