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This manual is provided for information purposes only. All information included herein is
subject to change without notice. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any damages,
direct or indirect, arising from or related to use of this manual.
© 2001 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ML-1450, ML-1451N and Samsung logo are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Centronics is a trademark of Centronics Data Computer Corporation.
PCL and PCL 6 are trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.
IBM and IBM PC are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Apple, AppleTalk, TrueType, Laser Writer and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer,
Inc.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows 9x, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• PostScript 3 is a trademark of Adobe Systems Inc.
• All other brand or product names are trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
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Contents
1 Introduction
Special Features –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.1
Printer Components ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.4
2 Setting Up Your Printer
Unpack Your Printer –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.1
STEP 2: Install the Toner Cartridge ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.3
STEP 3: Load Paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.5
STEP 4: Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable ––––––– 2.8
STEP 5: Turn on the Printer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.9
STEP 6: Print a Demo Page! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.9
STEP 7: Install the Printer Software ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.10
Installing USB Driver –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.17
STEP 1:
3 Using the Control Panel
Control Panel Buttons ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.1
Control Panel Lights ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.4
4 Print Media
Choosing Paper and Other Media –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.1
Selecting the Output Tray ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.4
Loading Paper ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.6
Printing on Envelopes –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.12
Printing on Labels –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.14
Printing on Transparencies –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.15
Printing on Preprinted Paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.16
Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Media –––––––––––––– 4.17
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5 Printing Tasks
Printing a Document ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.1
Using Toner Save Mode –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.6
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Manual Duplexing) –––––––––– 5.7
Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper (N-Up Printing) – 5.10
Scaling Your Document ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.11
Fitting Your Document To a Selected Paper Size –––––––––– 5.12
Printing Booklets ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.13
Printing Posters –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.16
Setting Graphic Properties ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.18
Printing Watermarks ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.21
Using Page Overlay –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.24
Printing on Different Paper for the First Page ––––––––––––– 5.28
Reprinting the Last Page ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.29
6 Maintaining Your Printer
Maintaining Toner Cartridge ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.1
Cleaning the Printer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.4
7 Problem Solving
Troubleshooting Checklist –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.1
Solving General Printing Problems ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.2
Printing Special Pages ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.6
Clearing Paper Jams ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.7
Solving Print Quality Problems –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.16
Troubleshooting Error Messages ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.22
Common Windows Problems –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.25
Common Macintosh Problems ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.26
Troubleshooting PS Errors –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.28
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Contents
(continued)
A Specifications
Printer Specifications –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.1
Paper Specifications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.2
B Using Your Printer with a Macintosh
Macintosh Installation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B.1
Using QPDL Driver ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B.5
Using PS Driver –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B.11
C Printing from DOS Applications
About Remote Control Panel for DOS –––––––––––––––– C.1
Installing the Remote Control Panel
for DOS Users ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– C.2
Selecting Print Settings –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– C.5
D Using Windows PostScript Driver
Setting Your Printer with the PS Option –––––––––––––– D.1
Installing PPD Files –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– D.1
Accessing the PS Printer Driver Features ––––––––––––– D.9
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E Using Your Printer on a Network
About Sharing the Printer on a Network –––––––––––––– E.1
Setting Up a Locally Shared Printer –––––––––––––––––– E.2
Setting Up a Network-Connected Printer ––––––––––––– E.5
F Printer Options
Precautions –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– F.1
Memory and PostScript SIMMs ––––––––––––––––––––––– F.2
Network Interface Card –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– F.5
Paper Tray 2 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– F.7
G Using Your Printer in Linux
Linux Driver Installation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– G.1
INDEX
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Environmental and Safety Consideration
Laser Safety Statement
The printer is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR, chapter 1
Subchapter J for Class I(1) laser products, and elsewhere, is certified as a Class I laser
product conforming to the requirements of IEC 825.
Class I laser products are not considered to be hazardous. The laser system and printer are
designed so there is never any human access to laser radiation above a Class I level during
normal operation, user maintenance, or prescribed service condition.
WARNING
Never operate or service the printer with the protective cover removed from Laser/Scanner assembly.
The reflected beam, although invisible, can damage your eyes.
CAUTION
VORSICHT
ATTENTION
ATTENZIONE
- INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN THIS COVER OPEN. DO
NOT OPEN THIS COVER.
- UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFNET. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
- RAYONNEMENT LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.EXPOSITION DAN
GEREUSE AU FAISCEAU.
-RADIAZIONE LASER INVISIBILE IN CASO DI APERTURA.
EVITARE L’ESPOSIZIONE AL FASCIO.
PRECAUCION -RADIACION LASER IVISIBLE CUANDO SE ABRE. EVITAR EXPONERSE AL
RAYO.
ADVARSEL.
- USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING VED ÅBNING NÅR SIKKERHEDSBRYDERE ER
UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ UDSAETTELSE FOR STRÅLNING.
ADVARSEL.
- USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. STIRR IKKE INN I
STRÅLEN. UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING
- OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPAND OCH SPÄRREN ÄR
URKOPPLAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO!
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- AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
Environmental and Safety Consideration
Ozone Safety
OZONE
During normal operation, the ML-1450 Series printer produces
ozone. The ozone produced does not present a hazard to the
operator. However, it is advisable that the machine be operated in
a well ventilated area.
If you need additional information about ozone, please contact
your nearest Samsung dealer.
Power Saver
This printer contains advanced energy conservation technology
that reduces power consumption when it is not in active use.
When the printer does not receive data for an extended period of
time, power consumption is automatically lowered.
The energy star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of
any product or service.
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Environmental and Safety Consideration
Radio Frequency Emissions
FCC regulations
This device 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:
(1) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
(2) Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
(3) Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
(4) Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital
Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Industry and Science Canada.
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils
numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils
Numériques”, ICES-003 édictée par l’Industrie et Sciences Canada.
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Environmental and Safety Consideration
Declaration of Conformity (European Countries)
Approvals and Certifications
The CE marking applied to this product symbolises Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Declaration of
Conformity with the following applicable 93/68/EEC Directives of the European Union as of the dates
indicated:
January 1, 1995: Council Directive 73/23/EEC Approximation of the laws of the member states
related to low voltage equipment.
January 1, 1996: Council Directive 89/336/EEC (92/31/EEC), approximation of the laws of the
Member States related to electromagnetic compatibility.
March 9, 1999: Council Directive 1999/5/EC on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal
equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity.
A full declaration, defining the relevant Directives and referenced standards can be obtained from
your Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. representative.
EC Certification
Certification to 1999/5/EC Radio Equipment & Telecommunications Terminal
Equipment Directive (FAX)
This Samsung product has been self-certified by Samsung for pan-European single terminal
connection to the analogue public switched telephone network (PSTN) in accordance with Directive
1999/5/EC. The product has been designed to work with the national PSTNs and compatible PBXs of
the European countries:
In the event of problems, you should contact the Euro QA Lab of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in
the first instance.
The product has been tested against TBR21 and TBR 38. To assist in the use and application of
terminal equipment which complies with this standard, the European Telecommunication Standards
Institute (ETSI) has issued an advisory document (EG 201 121) which contains notes and additional
requirements to ensure network compatibility of TBR21 terminals. The product has been designed
against, and is fully compliant with, all of the relevant advisory notes contained in this document.
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1
CHAPTER
Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your ML-1450 series
printer! This chapter provides information on the following
topics:
◆ Special Features
◆ Printer Components
Special Features
Your new Samsung ML-1450 series printer is equipped with
special features that improve print quality, giving you a
competitive edge. You can:
Print with excellent quality and high speed
• Prints at 1200 dots per inch (dpi). See page 5.18.
• Prints 14 pages-per-minute(A4 size), 15 pages-perminute(Letter size).
Flexible paper handling
• A 100-sheet Multi-Purpose Tray supports letterheads,
envelopes, labels, transparencies, custom-sized media,
postcards, and heavy paper.
• Standard 550-sheet input tray (Tray 1) and optional 550sheet input tray (Tray 2) supports all standard sizes of
paper.
• Two output tray: Select either the top face-down output or
the rear face-up output tray for the most convenient
access.
• Straight-through paper path capability from the
Multi-Purpose Tray to the rear output tray.
Create professional documents
• Customizes your documents by using Watermarks such as
“Confidential.”
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• Prints Booklets. This feature enables you to easily print the
pages required to create books. Once printed, all you have to
do is fold and staple the pages.
• Prints Posters. The text and pictures of each page of your
document are magnified and printed across the selected
sheet of paper. After the document has printed, trim off the
white edges of each sheet. Tape the sheets together to form
a poster.
INTRODUCTION 1.1
Special Features
Save time and money
• Allows you to use the Toner Save mode to save toner. See
page 5.6.
• Allows you to print on both sides of the paper to save paper
(Manual Duplexing). See page 5.7.
• Allows you to print multiple pages on one single sheet of
paper to save paper (N-Up printing). See page 5.10.
• Preprinted forms and letterheads can be printed on plain
paper. See ‘Using Page Overlay’ on page 5.24.
• One-touch last page printing is available when the printer
is in ready mode.
• This printer automatically conserves electricity by
substantially reducing power consumption when not printing.
• This printer meets Energy Star guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Expand the printer capacity
• The ML-1450 printer has 4 MB of memory (16 MB on ML-1451N)
which can be expanded to 68 MB (80 MB on ML-1451N).
• PostScript 3 Emulation* (PS) SIMM adds PS printing.
• Optional network interface enables network printing.
(ML-1451N comes with a built-in network interface.)
*PostScript 3 Emulation
IPS-PRINT_Printer language Emulation© Copyright 1995-2001,
Oak Technology, Inc., All rights reserved
1.2 INTRODUCTION
Special Features
Print in various environments
• Prints in Windows, DOS, and Macintosh.
• Supports Linux.
• ML-1450 series printer comes with Parallel and USB. You
can install an optional network interface (ML-1451N have a
built-in network interface).
Printer Features
Table below lists a general overview of features supported by
the ML-1450 series printer.
Network Card
PostScript SIMM
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ML-1451N
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INTRODUCTION 1.3
Printer Components
Front View
Control panel
Top output tray
Control board cover
(needed to access the
control board to install
printer options)
(Face down output )
Multi-Purpose Tray
Top cover
(Inside)
Toner cartridge
Tray 1
(550-sheet paper feeder)
Tray 2
(Optional 550-sheet paper feeder)
1.4 INTRODUCTION
Paper level
indicators
Printer Components
Rear View
Rear output tray door
Network port
(ML-1450: Option
ML-1451N: Standard)
(Face up output)
USB port
Power switch
Parallel port
Power receptacle
INTRODUCTION 1.5
2
CHAPTER
Setting Up
Your Printer
This chapter provides step by step information on setting
up your printer. Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ step 1: Unpack Your Printer
◆ step 2: Install the Toner Cartridge
◆ step 3: Load Paper
◆ step 4: Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable
◆ step 5: Turn on the Printer
◆ step 6: Print a Demo Page!
◆ step 7: Install the Printer Software
Installing USB Driver
Unpack Your Printer
1
Remove the printer and all accessories
from the packing carton. Make sure that
your printer has been packed with the
following items:
Toner cartridge
Power cord
CD-ROM
Quick Guide
Notes:
• If any items are missing or damaged, notify
your dealer immediately.
• Components may differ from one country
to another.
• The CD-ROM contains the printer driver, the
User’s Guide, the Adobe Acrobat Reader
program and the Make Your Own Diskette
setup software.
2
Carefully remove all packing tapes from
the printer.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.1
Unpack Your Printer
Selecting a Location
Select a level, stable place with adequate space for air circulation. Allow extra space for
opening covers and trays. The area should be well-ventilated and away from direct
sunlight or sources of heat, cold, and humidity. See the image below for clearance space.
Do not set the printer close to the edge of your desk or table!
Clearance Space
100 mm
(3.9 in.)
(3.9 in.)
482.6 mm(19 in.)
100 mm
561 mm(22 in.)
2.2 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
1211.6 mm(47.7 in.)
320 mm(12.6 in.)
Front: 482.6 mm(enough space so that
trays can be removed)
Back: 320 mm(enough space to allow
opening of the Back Cover)
Right: 100 mm
Left: 100 mm(enough space for
ventilation)
Install the Toner Cartridge
1
Open the top cover lid. Pull up on the
handle to open the lid.
Handle
2
Carefully tear one end of the plastic bag.
Don’t use a knife or other sharp objects
as they might scratch the drum of the
cartridge.
3
Locate the sealing tape at the end of the
toner cartridge. Carefully pull the tape
completely out of the cartridge. Discard
the tape.
4
Gently shake the cartridge from side to
side to distribute the toner evenly inside
the cartridge.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage, do not expose the toner
cartridge to light for more than a few minutes.
Cover it with a piece of paper if left exposed
for more than a few minutes.
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with
a dry cloth and wash clothing in cold water.
Hot water sets toner into fabric.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.3
Install the Toner Cartridge
5
Locate the cartridge slots inside the
printer, one on each side.
6
Grasp the handle and insert the
cartridge in the printer until it drops into
place.
7
Close the top cover. Make sure that the
cover is securely closed.
Note: When printing text at 5% coverage, you can expect a toner cartridge life of approximately
6,000 pages (3,000 pages for the toner cartridge that is shipped with the printer).
2.4 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Load Paper
1
Pull the paper tray out of the printer.
2
Push down on the metal paper lift plate to
lock it in place.
3
Load paper with the print side facing
down.
Make sure that all four corners are flat
in the tray.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.5
Load Paper
4
Make sure that the stack goes under the
metal retaining clip A and the plastic
tabs on the end guides.
Pay attention to the paper limit make on
the left inside wall of the tray.
Paper overloading may cause paper
jams.
Note: If you want to change the paper size
in the tray, refer to: “To Change Paper Size
in Tray”
5
Slide the tray back into the printer.
To Change Paper Size in Tray
1
Squeeze the metal tab on the rear
paper guide to adjust for the paper
length.
2.6 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
A
Load Paper
2
Adjust the paper length guide so the
pointer matches the desired paper size.
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3
After loading paper, squeeze the side
guide as shown and slide it to the left
flush against the paper.
4
If necessary, use the rear width guide.
Squeeze the rear width guide as shown
and slide it to the left.
Notes:
• Do not push the width guide far enough to cause the media to warp.
• If you do not adjust the width guide, it may cause a paper jam.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.7
Connect to the Computer
with a Parallel Cable
1
Make sure that both the printer and
the computer are turned off.
2
Plug the parallel printer cable into the
connector on the back of the printer.
Push the metal clips down to fit inside
the notches on the cable plug.
3
Connect the other end of the cable to
the parallel interface port on your
computer, and tighten the screws.
See your computer documentation if
you need help.
➞ To the parallel
port on PC
Note: To connect the printer to the parallel port of the computer requires a certified parallel cable.
You will need to buy the IEEE1284 compliant cable.
If you are using a USB interface
Go to page 2.17, “Installing USB Driver.”
Note: USB cable shorter than 3m is recommended.
If you are using a network interface
Go to page F.5, “Network Interface Card.”
Notes:
• ML-1451N comes with a built-in network interface.
• Shielded cables must be used with this equipment
to maintain compliance with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC).
2.8 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Turn on the Printer
1
Plug the power cord into the power
receptacle on the back of the printer.
2
Plug the other end into a properly
grounded AC outlet.
3
Turn on the power.
➞ To AC outlet
Print a Demo Page!
As the printer powers up, all the printer
control panel lights turn on briefly. When
only the Data light remains on, press and
hold the Demo button.
Hold the Demo button down until all the
lights blink (for about 2 seconds) and
then release. The demo page will print.
The demo page provides a sample of the
print quality to help you verify that the
printer is printing correctly.
ML-1450 Series
Laser Beam Printer
Excellent Performance, High quality
Robust Network connectivity
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.9
Install the Printer Software
Included with your printer is a CD-ROM containing the printer
drivers for some of the most popular Windows software
applications. To operate your printer, you must install a printer
driver, which translates data from your application into data
that the printer understands.
The CD-ROM shipped with your printer contains the following:
• GDI printer driver for Windows. Use this driver to take full
advantage of your printer’s features.
• USB driver for the USB interface to allow you to print with a
USB cable.
• PostScript Printer Description (PPD) file for Windows and
Macintosh to allow installation of the PostScript driver.
• Printer driver for Macintosh to allow you to use your printer
with a Macintosh.
• Linux driver for Linux to allow you to use your printer in
Linux.
If you are printing from a computer with a parallel cable
Go to page 2.12 for information on installing the printing
software on a computer that is attached directly to the printer
with a parallel cable.
If you are printing with a USB
Go to page 2.17, “Installing USB Driver”, for information on
installing the print software on a USB-enabled computer.
If you are printing from a Macintosh
Go to Appendix B, “Using Your Printer with Macintosh”, for
information on installing the PostScript option for Macintosh.
If you are printing from DOS
Go to Appendix C, “Printing from DOS Applications”, for
information on installing the DOS print software and printing
from DOS application.
2.10 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Install the Printer Software
If you are printing with PostScript driver
Go to Appendix D, “Using Windows PostScript Driver”, for
information on installing the PPD file.
If you are using Linux
Go to Appendix G, “Using Your Printer in Linux”, for information
on installing the Linux driver.
Before Installing the Printer Software
Verify the following:
• At least 32 MB or more of RAM is installed on your PC.
• There is at least 200 MB of free disk space on your PC.
• All applications are closed on your PC before beginning
installation.
• Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0,
Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.11
Install the Printer Software
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Installing the Printer Software from the CD-ROM
1 Place the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Installation will start
automatically.
If the CD-ROM drive does not automatically run:
Select Run from the Start menu, and type x:\cdsetup.exe
in the Open box (where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM
drive), then click OK.
Note: If the New Hardware
Found box appears during the
installation procedure, click
the x in the upper right
corner of the box, or click
Cancel.
2 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate
language.
2.12 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Install the Printer Software
3 Click Install the Samsung Software on your PC.
4 The Welcome window opens. Click Next.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.13
Install the Printer Software
5 The files are copied into the appropriate directory.
6 Click Finish.
2.14 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Install the Printer Software
Printer Driver Features
ML-1450 series printer drivers will support the following
standard features:
• Input tray selection
• paper size, orientation and media type
• number of copies
Table below lists a general overview of features supported by
the ML-1450 series printer drivers.
SPL
Driver
Features
PostScript
Win2000/XP Win9x NT4.0 Macintosh Win2000/XP Win9x NT4.0 Macintosh
Toner save
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
Y
N
Print quality option
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Halftoning
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
Manual duplex
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Booklet printing
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Poster printing
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Multiple pages per sheet (N-up)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Fit to page printing
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Different source for first page
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
Watermark
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
Overlay
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
TrueType fonts option
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Error reporting
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.15
Install the Printer Software
Software Installation Tips
How do I remove the
printing software ?
In Windows, after installation, the Uninstall icon in the
ML-1450 series program group allows you to select and remove
any or all of the Windows ML-1450 printing system
components.
1. From the Start menu, select Programs.
2. Select Samsung ML-1450 Series, and then
Samsung ML-1450 Series driver Maintenance.
3. The Samsung ML-1450 Series Maintenance dialog box
appears. Check Remove and then click Next.
4. When you are asked to confirm your selection, click OK.
5. The Samsung ML-1450 Series printer driver and all of its
components are removed from your computer.
6. Click Finish.
If you have installing
problems
• Exit your software programs. Then turn off the computer and
the printer. Turn on the printer, then turn on the computer.
• Close any virus protection programs that are running on your
computer.
• If you fail the installation, you will have to reinstall.
1. From the Start menu, select Programs.
2. Select Samsung ML-1450 Series, and then
Samsung ML-1450 Series driver Maintenance.
3. The Samsung ML-1450 Series Maintenance dialog box
appears. Check Repair and then click Next.
4. When you finish reinstallation, click Finish.
How do I access
printer features ?
Some printer features, such as paper size and page
orientation, may be available through your application settings.
Use application settings, if available, because they override
printer driver settings.
Access advanced printer features through your printer driver.
See Chapter 5, “Printing Tasks” for instructions on using your
printer driver features.
2.16 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing USB Driver
If you have a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port enabled on your computer, and if
your computer is running Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, you can connect your
ML-1450 series printer to the USB chain of devices.
Note: Connecting the printer to the USB port of the computer requires a certified
USB cable. You will need to buy the USB 1.0 or 1.1 compliant cable.
Installing USB driver in Windows 98/Me
1. Connect printer with
USB cable and
install USB driver
1 Make sure that both the printer and computer are turned ON.
2 Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the printer.
➝ To PC
3 Plug the other end into the USB port on the computer.
4 The Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box appears. Click
Next.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.17
Installing USB Driver
5 Check Search for the best driver for your device and click
Next.
6 Check CD-ROM drive and click Browse, then choose x:\USB
(where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive).
7 Click Next. The USB driver will be installed.
2.18 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing USB Driver
8 Click Finish.
9 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate
language.
Note: If you already installed
the printer driver, the
International Setup Version
screen doesn’t appear.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.19
Installing USB Driver
10 Click Install the Samsung Software on your PC.
11 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
installation. For more details, see page 2.12.
2.20 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing USB Driver
2. Check your PC
printer port
1 From the Start menu, select Settings, then select Printers.
2 Select the Samsung ML-1450 Series printer icon in the
Printers folder.
3 Select Properties from the File menu.
4 Click the Details tab. Check SSUSB: (ML-1450) in the
Print to the following port box. Click OK.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.21
Installing USB Driver
Installing USB driver in Windows 2000/XP
1. Connect printer 1
with USB cable
Make sure that both the printer and computer are turned ON.
2 Plug one end of the USB cable into the USB port on the printer.
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3 Plug the other end into the USB port on the computer.
2.22 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing USB Driver
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2. Install USB driver
Select Run from the Start menu, and type
x:\cdsetup.exe in the Open box (where x is the drive
letter for the CD-ROM drive), then click OK.
Note: If the New Hardware
Found box appears during the
installation procedure, click
the x in the upper right
corner of the box, or click
Cancel.
2 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate
language.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.23
Installing USB Driver
3 Click Install the Samsung Software on your PC.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the
installation. For more details, see page 2.12.
2.24 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing USB Driver
3. Check your PC 1
printer port
From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers.
(Windows 2000)
From the Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
(Windows XP)
2 Select the Samsung ML-1450 Series printer icon in the
Printers folder.
3 Select Properties from the File menu.
4 Click the Port tab. Check the port and the printer.
Click OK.
• Samsung ML-1450 Series is connected to the USB Port
• The printer prints using the USB cable.
Note: If your printer stop the
connecting with USB cable,
the printer driver icon is
faded.
Notes:
• If you want to use your printer with the Parallel cable, remove the
USB cable and connect the Parallel cable. Then reinstall the printer
driver.
• If your printer doesn’t work properly, reinstall the printer driver.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.25
Installing USB Driver
Frequently Asked Questions About USB
Q
What is USB?
A
Universal Serial Bus (USB) makes it easy to connect devices to
your computer without having to open your PC. USB uses a
standard port and plug combination for connecting devices like
printers, modems, scanners, and digital cameras. It also offers
the benefit of being able to easily add, remove, and move
devices.
Because USB is a relatively new technology, we recommended
using a parallel printing connection. However, USB is an option
to customers who want to print from Windows 98/Me/2000/XP,
Macintosh using a USB cable. If your computer’s USB port is
enabled and properly setup, you can connect your printer to it
or to a chain of USB devices via a USB cable.
Q
How can I determine if my computer’s USB port is enabled?
A
1 In Windows 98/Me, select Start ➝ Settings ➝ Control Panel.
2 Double-click the System icon.
3 Click the Device Manager tab.
4 Click the plus (+) icon before the Universal Serial Bus
Controller item.
If you see a USB host controller and a USB root hub listed, USB is
properly enabled. If you have multiple hubs on the USB chain, try
connecting your printer to a different hub or to another USB
device. Also, make sure the cable connections are firm. (USB hubs
are hardware devices into which you can plug multiple USB
cables.)
If you do not see these devices listed, refer to your computer’s
documentation or contact the manufacturer for more information
on enabling and setting up USB. Remember, you can always use a
parallel cable to connect your printer’s parallel port to your
computer. (If you decide to switch to a parallel cable connection,
you may need to remove and reinstall the printer software. )
2.26 SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
Installing USB Driver
Q
Can other users on my USB chain print to my ML-1450 printer?
A
Yes. Windows 98/Me/2000/XP allows you to “share” your
printer using software settings on your computer. After others
on the USB chain have installed the printer software for your
specific printer, they can print to your shared printer.
Q
After I install my printer, why isn’t my ML-1450 printer assigned to
an LPT printer port in the Print dialog box of my software
application?
A
USB uses a different naming convention for USB devices. After
the printer has been installed, you see SSUSB:(your printer
name) instead of LPT.
Q
How can I increase printing speed and quality?
A
When operated on a USB chain, your printer may become
slower if other USB devices are being used while you’re
printing. For optimal print performance, avoid using other
devices in the USB chain while printing.
SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER 2.27
3
CHAPTER
Using the
Control Panel
This chapter describes how to use the printer’s control
panel. It provides information on the following topics:
◆ Control Panel Buttons
◆ Control Panel Lights
Control Panel Buttons
The printer has three buttons: Cancel/Reprint, Demo and Toner Save.
Cancel job
Press Cancel/Reprint and hold until the control panel
lights blink to cancel a job the printer is currently
printing. The Error light will blink while the print job is
cleared from both the printer and the computer, and the
printer will then return to the ready mode. This may
take some time, depending on the size of the print job.
Note: If the Cancel/Reprint button is accidentally pushed, the
job must be reprinted. There is no undo function.
Reprint last page of the job
If you press Cancel/Reprint in the ready mode, the
printer prints the last page of the last print job. For
further information, see page 5.29.
USING THE CONTROL PANEL 3.1
Control Panel Buttons
Print demo page and configuration sheet
Press and hold Demo for about 2 seconds until the
control panel lights blink slowly to print a demo page.
The printer must be in the ready mode.
Press and hold Demo for about 6 seconds until the
control panel lights blink rapidly to print a configuration
sheet. The printer must be in the ready mode. For
further information, see page 7.6.
Start manual feeding
When you select Manual Feed for Paper Source from
your software application, you should press Demo each
time you feed a sheet of paper manually. For further
information, see page 4.10.
Cleaning the inside of the printer
Press and hold Demo for about 10 seconds until the
control panel lights remain illuminated to automatically
clean the inside of the printer. After cleaning the printer,
one cleaning sheet prints. For further information,
see page 7.6.
Toner Save
(on)
(off)
3.2 USING THE CONTROL PANEL
Press Toner Save to turn the toner save mode on or off.
The printer must be in the ready mode.
• If the button backlight is on, toner save mode
activates and the printer uses less toner to print a
document.
• If the button backlight is off, toner save mode is
disabled and you will print in normal quality. For
further information on Toner Save mode, see page 5.6.
Control Panel Lights
The control panel lights indicate the status of your printer. If the Error light is
on, the printer is experiencing an error. See “Troubleshooting Error Messages”
on page 7.22.
Light status legend
symbol for “light off”
symbol for “light on”
symbol for “light blinking”
Control Panel Light Message
Ready Mode
The Data light is on and the printer is ready to print.
No action is needed. If you press and hold the Demo
button for about 2 seconds, a demo page will print. If
you press and hold the button for about 6 seconds, a
configuration sheet will print.
USING THE CONTROL PANEL 3.3
Control Panel Lights
Processing
The printer is receiving or processing data. Wait for the
job to print.
Pressing the Cancel/Reprint button cancels the current
job. One or two pages may print as the printer clears
the print job. The printer will return to the ready mode
after the job has been canceled.
Data
The Data light blinks rapidly. Data is in the printer
memory waiting to be printed.
Pressing the Cancel/Reprint button cancels the current
job and the printer returns to the ready mode.
Paper out
The printer is out of paper. The Paper light blinks until
paper is added.
Load paper into the printer. There is no need to press
any button to reset.
Manual feed mode
The printer is set to Manual Feed mode. You have to
feed paper manually through the Multi-Purpose Tray. If
you do not want to be in the Manual Feed mode, change
the setting from your printer properties. For details on
the Manual Feed mode, see page 4.10.
3.4 USING THE CONTROL PANEL
Control Panel Lights
Paper out in the manual feed mode
In the Manual Feed mode, the printer picks up paper
from the Multi-Purpose Tray, one sheet at a time.
Feed the correct paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray, and
press the Demo button to start printing.
Printing in the manual feed mode
The printer is processing data in the Manual Feed mode.
Wait for the job to print.
USING THE CONTROL PANEL 3.5
4 Print Media
CHAPTER
This chapter will help you understand what kind of paper
you can use with the ML-1450 series printer and how to
properly load paper in the different paper trays for the
best print quality.
Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ Choosing Paper and Other Media
◆ Selecting the Output Tray
◆ Loading Paper
◆ Printing on Envelopes
◆ Printing on Labels
◆ Printing on Transparencies
◆ Printing on Preprinted Paper
◆ Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Media
Choosing Paper and Other Media
You can print on a variety of print media, such as plain paper,
envelopes, labels, transparencies, card stocks and so on. See
“Paper Specifications” on page A.2. To get the best possible
print quality, use only high-quality copier-grade paper.
When you choose print media, consider the following:
• Desired outcome: The paper you choose should be
appropriate for the project.
• Size: You can use any size paper that fits easily within the
paper adjusters of the paper tray.
• Weight : Your printer supports paper weight as follows:
• 16~28 lbs bond for Tray 1 or optional Tray 2
• 16~43 lbs bond for Multi-Purpose Tray
• Brightness: Some papers are whiter than others and
produce sharper, more vibrant images.
• Surface smoothness: The smoothness of the paper affects
how crisp the printing looks on the paper.
• Opacity: Opacity refers to the degree to which printing on
one side of the paper shows through the other side. Use
paper high in opacity (or thicker paper) for two-sided
(duplex) printing.
Always test a sample of paper before purchasing large
quantities.
CAUTION: Using media that does not confirm to the specification
listed in the paper specification can cause problems that may
require service. This service is not covered by the warranty or
service agreements.
PRINT MEDIA 4.1
Choosing Paper and Other Media
Media Sizes and Capacities
Media Size
Input Source/Capacity*1
Tray 1 or Optional Tray 2
Multi-Purpose Tray
Manual Feed
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550
550
550
550
550
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100
100
100
100
100
100
100
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1
1
1
1
1
1
10
10
10
10
10
1
1
1
1
1
Plain Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
Legal (8.5 x 14 in.)
Executive (7.25 x 10.5 in.)
Folio (8.5 x 13 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
B5 (182 x 257 mm)
A5 (148 x 210 mm)
Envelopes
No. 10 (4.12 x 9.5 in.)
Monarch (3.87 x 7.5 in.)
C5 (162 x 229 mm)
DL (110 x 220 mm)
B5 (176 x 250 mm)
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40
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40
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Labels*2
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
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25
25
1
1
Transparency films*2
Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
–
–
20
20
1
1
Card stocks*2
–
10
1
Bond*2
1
*1 Depending on paper thickness, maximum capacity may be reduced.
*2 If you are experiencing excessive jamming, feed one sheet at a time
through the Multi-Purpose Tray.
4.2 PRINT MEDIA
Choosing Paper and Other Media
Paper Guidelines
When selecting or loading paper, envelopes, or other special
media, keep these guidelines in mind:
• Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper
can cause paper jams and poor print quality.
• Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multi-part paper.
• Use only high-quality, copier grade paper.
• Do not use paper that has been already printed on or that
has been fed through a photocopier.
• Do not use paper with irregularities, such as tabs or
staples.
• Do not attempt to load any tray during printing and never
overfill the tray. This could cause a paper jam.
• Avoid paper with embossed lettering, perforations, or
texture that is too smooth or too rough.
• Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white
photocopy paper. The pigments must withstand the printer’s
fusing temperature of 400°F (205°C) for 0.1 second without
deterioration. Do not use paper with a colored coating that
was added after the paper was produced.
• Preprinted forms must be printed with nonflammable, heatresistant ink that will not melt, vaporize, or release
hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s
approximately 400°F (205°C) fusing temperature for 0.1
second.
• Store paper in its ream wrapper until it is ready to use.
Place cartons on pallets or shelves, not on the floor.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the paper, whether it
is packaged or unpackaged.
• Keep paper away from moisture, direct sunlight or other
conditions that can cause it to wrinkle or curl.
PRINT MEDIA 4.3
Selecting the Output Tray
The printer has two output locations: the rear output tray and the top output tray.
To use the top output tray, be sure the rear output tray is closed. To use the rear output tray,
open it.
• If paper coming out of the top output tray has problems, such as excessive curl, try
printing to the rear output tray.
• To avoid paper jams, do not open or close the rear output tray while the printer is
printing.
Printing to the Top Output Tray (Face down)
The top output tray collects paper face-down, in
correct order. The top output tray should be used
for most print jobs and is recommended for printing
the following:
• over 250 sheets of paper, continuously
œ Top output tray
Printing to the Rear Output Tray (Face up)
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The printer always prints to the rear output tray if it
is open. Paper comes out of the printer face-up,
with the last page on top.
Printing from the Multi-Purpose Tray to the rear
output tray provides the straight paper path.
Opening the rear output tray might improve output
quality with the following:
•
•
•
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•
•
over 100 sheets of paper, continuously
envelopes
labels
small custom-size paper
postcards
paper lighter than 16 lb (60 g/m2) or
heavier than 28 lb (105 g/m2)
• transparencies:
Note: Some special transparencies may have stacking
problem by curl. In that case, please use the face down tray.
Selecting the Output Tray
To open the rear output tray:
1
Open the rear door by pulling it down.
The cover functions as the output tray.
2
Pull the extender to extend the output
tray to its full-length position.
This will allow the tray to hold longer
paper.
3
If you do not want to stack the printed
pages on the rear output tray, slide the
extender back into place and close the
tray. The pages will then stack on the
top output tray.
Note: The capacity of the rear output tray is
the same as that of the Multi-Purpose Tray. If
the tray is overloaded with printed pages, it
may fall from the printer. Remove the pages
so that the tray is not overloaded.
PRINT MEDIA 4.5
Loading Paper
Proper paper loading helps to prevent paper jams and ensure
trouble-free printing. Do not remove paper tray(s) while a job
is printing. Doing so may cause a paper jam.
The paper level indicator on the front of the paper tray(s)
shows the amount of paper currently left in the tray. When the
tray is empty, the indicator turns red.
Paper full œ
œ Paper empty
Using Tray 1 or the Optional Tray 2
Tray 1 holds 550 sheets of paper. See “Media Sizes and
Capacities” on page 4.2 for acceptable paper size and
capacities of each trays.
Load a stack of paper into the Tray 1 or optional Tray 2 and
print. For details on loading paper in the Tray 1 or optional
Tray 2, see “Load Paper” on page 2.5.
Tray 1
Optional Tray 2
4.6 PRINT MEDIA
Loading Paper
Using the Multi-Purpose Tray
The Multi-Purpose Tray is located in the front of your printer.
It can be closed when you are not using it, making the printer
more compact. The Multi-Purpose Tray can hold several sizes
and types of paper, such as transparencies, cards, and
envelopes. You may also want to use the Multi-Purpose Tray
for single page print jobs on letterheads, colored paper for use
as separator sheets, or other special paper that you do not
normally keep in the paper tray.
You can load approximately 100 sheets of paper, 10 envelopes,
20 transparencies, 10 card stocks or 25 labels at a time.
When you print from the Multi-Purpose Tray, you must select
Multi-Purpose Tray for Paper Source from your software
application, and then select the paper size and type from the
software application for the paper you have loaded.
See page 5.3.
• Load only one size of print media at a time in the MultiPurpose Tray.
• To prevent paper jams, do not add paper when there is still
paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray. This also applies to other
types of print materials.
• Print media should be loaded face up with the top of the
print media going into the Multi-Purpose Tray first and be
placed against the left edge of the tray.
• Do not place objects on the Multi-Purpose Tray. Also avoid
pressing down or applying excessive force on it.
œ Multi-Purpose Tray
PRINT MEDIA 4.7
Loading Paper
To load paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray:
1
Pull the Multi-Purpose Tray down towards
you.
2
Slide the extender to extend the tray to
its full-length position to hold longer
paper.
3
Prepare a stack of paper for loading by
flexing or fanning them back and forth.
Straighten the edges on a level surface.
4.8 PRINT MEDIA
Loading Paper
4
Place paper with the print side face
up, and against the left edge of the
tray.
Note: Make sure that you have not
loaded too much print media. The stack
should be under the stack height limit
mark. The print media buckles if you load
a stack that is too deep, or push it in too
far.
Stack height limit mark
5
Slide the paper width guide to the left
flush against the stack of print material
without bending.
6
After printing, push the extender back
to its place and close the Multi-Purpose
Tray.
PRINT MEDIA 4.9
Loading Paper
Using the Manual Feed
When you change the print settings, if you select Manual Feed in the Paper Source option,
you can manually load paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray. Manually loading paper can be helpful
when you want to check the print quality after each page is printed.
This loading procedure is almost the same as the procedure for loading in the Multi-Purpose
Tray except you load paper sheet-by-sheet in the Multi-Purpose Tray, send print data to print
the first page, and press the Demo button to print each following page.
1
Load the paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray
with the print side up.
2
Slide the paper width guide to the left
flush against the stack of print media
without bending.
4.10 PRINT MEDIA
Loading Paper
3
When you print a document, you must
select Manual Feed for Paper Source
from the software application, and then
select the correct paper size and type.
For details, see page 5.3.
4
Print the document.
5
The Manual light on the control panel
blinks. Press the Demo button on the
control panel.
The sheet of paper is loaded and
printed.
6
After one page is printed, the Manual
light on the control panel blinks again.
Feed the next sheet into the MultiPurpose Tray and press Demo.
Repeat this step for every page to be
printed.
PRINT MEDIA 4.11
Printing on Envelopes
Guidelines
• Only use envelopes recommended for laser printers. Before you load envelopes in the
Multi-Purpose Tray, make sure that they are undamaged and are not stuck together.
• Do not load more than 10 envelopes into the Multi-Purpose Tray.
• Do not feed stamped envelopes.
• Never use envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated lining, or self-stick adhesives.
These envelopes may severely damage the printer.
1
Open the Multi-Purpose Tray and slide
the extender to its full-length position.
2
Open the rear output tray and pull the
extender.
4.12 PRINT MEDIA
Printing on Envelopes
3
Flex or fan the envelopes to supply air
through them for loading.
4
Load the envelopes with the flap side
down, and against the left edge of the tray.
The stamp area is on the left side and the
end of the envelope with the stamp area
enters the Multi-Purpose Tray first.
5
Adjust the guide to the left edge of the
envelope stack.
6
When you print on envelopes, configure
the paper source, type and size properly
in the software application. For details,
see page 5.3.
7
After printing, close the Multi-Purpose
Tray and the rear output tray.
PRINT MEDIA 4.13
Printing on Labels
Guidelines
• Only use labels recommended for laser printers.
• Do not load more than 25 labels into the Multi-Purpose Tray at a time.
• Verify that the labels’ adhesive material can tolerate fusing temperature of 200°C
(392°F) for 0.1 second.
• Make sure that there is no exposed adhesive material between the labels. Exposed areas
can cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed
adhesive can also cause damage to printer components.
• Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive backing
is designed for one pass through the printer.
• Do not use labels that are wrinkled, bubbled, separated from the backing sheet, or
damaged in any way.
1
Open the Multi-Purpose Tray and the
rear output tray.
2
Load labels with print side up, and
against the left edge of the tray. Adjust
the guide to fit the width of the labels.
3
When you print on labels, configure the
paper source, type and size in the
software application. For details, see
page 5.3.
Note: To prevent them from sticking
together, remove label sheet from the
output tray as they are printed out.
4.14 PRINT MEDIA
Printing on Transparencies
Guidelines
• Only use transparencies recommended for use in laser printers.
• Do not load more than 20 transparencies into the Multi-Purpose Tray at a time.
• Make sure that the transparencies are not wrinkled or curled, and that they do not have
any torn edge.
• Hold the transparencies by the edges and avoid touching the print side. Oils from your
fingers that are deposited on the transparency can cause print quality problems.
• Be careful not to scratch or leave fingerprints on the print side.
1
Open the Multi-Purpose Tray and pull
the extender out of its full-length
position.
2
Load transparencies with print side
up, and the top with the adhesive
strip entering the printer first.
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
transparencies.
3
When you print on transparencies,
configure the paper source, type and
size in the software application. For
details, see page 5.3.
Notes:
• To prevent transparencies from sticking
together, remove them from the output
tray as they are printed.
• Place transparencies on a flat surface
after removing them from the printer.
PRINT MEDIA 4.15
Printing on Preprinted Paper
Preprinted paper is paper that has some type of printing placed on it before it is sent through
the printer (paper that has a preprinted logo at the top of the page, for example).
Guidelines
• Letterheads must be printed with heat-resistant ink that will not melt, vaporize, or
release hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s fusing temperature of 400°F
(205°C) for 0.1 second.
• Ink on letterheads must be non-flammable and should not adversely affect any printer
rollers.
• Forms and letterheads should be sealed in a moisture-proof wrapping to prevent changes
during storage.
• Before you load preprinted paper as forms and letterheads, verify that the ink on the
paper is dry. During the fusing process, wet ink can come off preprinted paper.
1
Load letterheads into the tray you want
to use as shown in the figures. Adjust
the guide to fit the width of the paper
stack.
Load with the
design face down,
bottom edge
toward the printer.
2
When you print a document on the
paper, configure the paper source, type
and size in the software application. For
details, see page 5.3.
Load with the design face up,
top edge toward the printer.
4.16 PRINT MEDIA
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Printing on Card Stock or Custom-sized Media
Postcards, 3.5 by 5.83 in.(index) cards and other custom-sized media can be printed with the
ML-1450 series printer. The minimum size is 90 by 148 mm (3.5 by 5.83 in.) and the
maximum size is 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 in.).
Guidelines
• Always insert the short-edge into the Multi-Purpose Tray first. If you want to print in
landscape mode, make this selection through your software. Inserting paper long-edge
first may cause a paper jam.
• Do not load more than 10 cards into the Multi-Purpose Tray at a time.
• Do not print on media smaller than 90 mm (3.5 in.) wide or 148 mm(5.83 in.) long.
• Set margins at least 6.4 mm (0.25 in.) away from the edges of the media in the software
application.
1
Open the Multi-Purpose Tray and the
rear output tray and pull the extender
out to its full-length position.
2
Load print media with print side up,
short edge first and against the left
edge of the tray.
Adjust the guide to fit the width of the
media.
3
Configure the paper source, type and
size in the printer driver’s properties
(see page 5.3) and print.
Note: If the size of your print media is
not listed in the Paper Size box in the
Paper tab of the printer driver
properties, select Custom Size and set
the paper size manually.
PRINT MEDIA 4.17
5 Printing Tasks
CHAPTER
This chapter explains your printing options and covers
common printing tasks.
Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ Printing a Document
◆ Using Toner Save Mode
◆ Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Manual Duplexing)
◆ Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper (N-Up
Printing)
◆ Scaling Your Document
◆ Fitting Your Document To a Selected Paper Size
◆ Printing Booklets
◆ Printing Posters
◆ Setting Graphic Properties
◆ Printing Watermarks
◆ Using Page Overlay
◆ Printing on Different Paper for the First Page
◆ Reprinting the Last Page
Printing a Document
The following procedure describes the general steps required
for printing from various Windows applications. The exact
steps for printing a document may vary depending on the
application program you are using. Refer to your software
application’s documentation for the exact printing procedure.
1 Open the document you want to print.
2 Select Print from the File menu. The Print dialog box for
your application will be displayed (the Print dialog box for
your application may look slightly different).
The basic print settings you will need are usually selected
within this Print dialog box. These settings include the
number of copies, paper size, and page orientation.
If you see
a Properties button, click it.
If you see Setup, Printer, or
Options, click that button instead;
then click Properties
in the next screen.
Make sure your
printer is selected
here.
PRINTING TASKS 5.1
Printing a Document
3 To take full advantage of the printer features provided by
your ML-1450 series printer, click Properties in the
application’s Print dialog box and go to step 4.
If you see Setup, Printer, or Options, click that button
instead. Then click Properties in the next screen.
4 Now you see the Samsung ML-1450 series printer’s
Properties dialog box. The Properties dialog box allows you
to access all the information you will need when using your
printer.
If necessary, click the Paper tab to display the settings
shown below. The Paper tab contains the options for
setting the basic paper handling.
5.2 PRINTING TASKS
Printing a Document
Make sure the Paper Source is set to Tray1. If you use
paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray or optional Tray2, select the
corresponding paper source.
Manual Feed source is used when printing to special
media. You have to feed one sheet at a time into the printer.
See page 4.10.
If the paper source is set to Auto Select, the printer
automatically selects the print media according to the
following order: Multi-Purpose Tray, Tray1, Tray2 (option).
Make sure the Paper Type is set to Use Printer Default.
If you load a different type of print media, select the
corresponding paper type. For further information on print
media, refer to chapter 4 ‘Print Media’.
Also, select the paper size you have loaded in your printer.
The Paper Orientation option allows you to select the
direction in which information is printed on a page. Portrait
prints across the width of the page, letter style. Landscape
prints across the length of the page, spreadsheet style.
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œ
Landscape
Portrait
You can also see the printable area.
PRINTING TASKS 5.3
Printing a Document
5 Click other tabs on the top of the Properties dialog box to
access other features, if needed.
6 When you complete the print settings, click OK until the
Print dialog box is displayed.
7 Click OK to start printing.
Notes:
• Most Windows applications will override settings you specify in the
printer driver. Change all print settings available in the software
application first, and change any remaining settings using the printer
driver.
• The settings you change remain in effect only while you are using the
current program. To make your changes permanent, make them in
the Printers folder. Follows this procedure:
1. Click the Windows Start button.
2. Select Settings, then Printers to open the Printers window.
3. Select the Samsung ML-1450 Series.
4. Click the right mouse button and select Properties to open the
properties window.
5.4 PRINTING TASKS
Printing a Document
Canceling a Print Job
There are two ways to stop a print job.
To stop a print job from the ML-1450 series printer
Press the Cancel/Reprint button on the control panel.
The printer will finish printing the page that is moving through
the printer and delete the rest of the print job. Pressing
Cancel/Reprint cancels only the current job in the printer. If
more than one print job is in printer memory, Cancel/Reprint
must be pressed once for each job.
To stop a print job from the Printers folder
1. From the Start menu, select Settings.
2. Select Printers to open the Printers window, then doubleclick the Samsung ML-1450 Series.
3. From the Document menu, select Cancel Printing
(Windows 9x/Me) or Cancel (Windows 2000/XP/NT 4.0).
Printing Help
The Samsung ML-1450 series printer has a help screen that can
be activated by the Help button in the printer Properties dialog
box. These help screens give detailed information about the
printer features provided by the ML-1450 series printer driver.
From the upper right hand corner, click ? then click on a
setting for more information.
If you want to restore the default printer properties settings
when you change the print settings, click Defaults in the
Properties dialog box.
PRINTING TASKS 5.5
Using Toner Save Mode
Toner Save mode allows the printer to use less toner on each
page. Selecting this option will extend the life of your toner
cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but will reduce print
quality. This setting is not available with 1200 dpi settings.
There are two ways to enable the Toner Save mode.
To enable this feature from the ML-1450 series
printer
Press the Toner Save button on the control panel. The printer
must be in the ready mode (Data light is on).
• If the button backlight is on, toner save mode activates and
the printer uses less toner to print a page.
• If the button backlight is off, toner save mode is disabled
and the printer prints in the normal mode.
To enable this feature from the software application
1. When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
2. Click the Graphic tab, and select the Toner Save Mode
option. You can select from:
• Printer Setting: If you select this option, this feature is
determined by the setting you’ve made on the control
panel of the printer.
• Standard: If you don’t need to save toner to print a
document, select this option.
• Save: Select this option to allow the printer to use less
toner on each page.
3. Click OK.
5.6 PRINTING TASKS
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Manual Duplexing)
To print on both sides of the paper (manual duplexing), you
must run the paper through the printer twice. You can print
using the top output tray (face down tray) or the rear output
tray (face up tray). Samsung recommends using the top
output tray for light-weight paper. Use the rear output tray for
any heavy media or media that tends to curl when printed,
such as envelopes and card stock.
Note: To print on both sides of the paper, you must use the
Multi-Purpose Tray for the paper input source. Load paper in the
Multi-Purpose Tray.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
From the Paper tab, select the paper orientation, source,
size and type.
2 Click the Output tab, then choose Flip on Long Edge or
Flip on Short Edge from the Type drop-down list in the
Duplex section.
Note: If you can not see Long
Edge in the Type drop-down
list, set the Type box in the
Output Mode section to
Multiple Pages per Side,
Scaling Printing or Fit to
Page.
PRINTING TASKS 5.7
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Manual Duplexing)
Choosing Flip on Long Edge lets you place the binding
orientation along the long edge of the paper, as in a
magazine.
Choosing Flip on Short Edge lets you place the binding
orientation along the short edge of the paper, as in a
calendar.
2
3
2
3
5
5
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œ
Flip on Long Edge in the
Portrait orientation
Flip on Long Edge in the
Landscape orientation
2
➛ Flip on Short
Edge in the
Portrait
orientation
3
3
5
2
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Flip on Short Edge in the
Landscape orientation
5
3 Select Face Down Tray (top output tray) or Face Up Tray
(rear output tray) in which the printed media is to be
stacked. According to this option, the printer will determine
the print page order when the second sides are printed.
If you select Face Up Tray, open the face up tray.
4 If you want to print the instruction page which tells you
how to load the paper, click Print Instruction sheet. If
the box is checked, the printer prints the instruction page
before the duplexing job is printed. If the box is empty, this
feature is disabled.
5 Start printing. The printer automatically prints only the oddnumbered pages.
5.8 PRINTING TASKS
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper (Manual Duplexing)
6 After the first side has been printed, remove the remaining
paper from the Multi-Purpose Tray and set it aside until
after you finish your manual duplexing job.
7 Gather up the printed pages, flip the stack, and then
straighten the stack before placing it back in the MultiPurpose Tray.
Note: If you have selected the Face Up Tray option in Step 3,
the last page is placed on the top of the stack. Do not
rearrange the pages before reloading them to print the second
side. Your printer knows the stacked page order and will print
the corresponding second side for each page.
Remove the printed
pages, and reload them
into the Multi-Purpose
Tray with the printed
side face down.
The following illustrations show you how to put the printed
pages back into the printer.
(left edge toward
the printer)
Flip on Long Edge in the
Landscape orientation
(right edge toward
the printer)
Flip on Short Edge in the
Landscape orientation
Note: Manual duplexing can
cause the printer to become
dirty more quickly and can
therefore reduce print quality.
See “Cleaning the Printer” on
page 6.4 if the printer
becomes dirty.
(top edge toward
the printer)
Flip on Long Edge in the
Portrait orientation
(bottom edge
toward the printer)
Flip on Short Edge in the
Portrait orientation
8 You are prompted to reinsert the paper into the MultiPurpose Tray. Click OK on the screen to start printing the
second side. The printer automatically prints only the evennumbered pages.
PRINTING TASKS 5.9
Printing Multiple Pages on
One Sheet of Paper
1
2
3
4
(N-Up Printing)
You can select the number of pages that you want to print on
a single sheet of paper. If you choose to print more than one
page per sheet, the pages will appear decreased in size and
arranged on the sheet. You can specify up to 16 pages.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
œ 4 pages per sheet
From the Paper tab, select the paper orientation, source,
size and type.
2 Click the Output tab, and choose Multiple Pages per
Side in the Type drop-down list. Then select the number of
pages you want to print per sheet (1, 2, 4, 9 or 16) in the
Pages per Sheet drop-down list.
3 Click Print Page Borders if you want to print a border
around each page on the sheet. Print Page Borders is
enabled only if Pages per Sheet is 2, 4, 9, or 16.
4 Click OK, then start printing.
5.10 PRINTING TASKS
Scaling Your Document
This printer feature allows you to scale your print job on a
page.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
2 Click the Output tab, and select Scale Printing in the
Type drop-down list.
3 Enter the desired scaling rate in the Scales input field.
You can also click the œ or ❷ buttons.
4 Click OK, then start printing.
PRINTING TASKS 5.11
Fitting Your Document To a Selected Paper Size
A
This printer feature allows you to scale your print job to any
selected paper size regardless of the digital document size.
This can be useful when you want to check fine details on a
small document.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
2 Click the Output tab, and select Fit to Page in the Type
drop-down list.
3 You’ll see the Application paper size and then you will be
prompted to select the Fit to paper Size. Select the
correct size from the drop-down list.
4 Click OK, then start printing.
5.12 PRINTING TASKS
Printing Booklets
9
8
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Portrait orientation
The Booklet printing feature allows you to print your document
as a 2-sided (duplex) job and to arrange the pages so that the
paper can be folded in half after printing to produce a booklet.
Note: To print booklet, you must use the Multi-Purpose Tray for
the paper input source. Load paper in the Multi-Purpose Tray.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
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Landscape orientation
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
From the Paper tab, select the paper orientation, source,
size and type.
Note: For booklet printing, only four paper sizes are supported:
Letter, A4, Legal, and Executive.
2 Click the Output tab, then choose Booklet Printing from
the Type drop-down list.
Then select the paper size you are using from the Booklet
drop-down list.
PRINTING TASKS 5.13
Printing Booklets
3 Select Face Down Tray (top output tray) or Face Up Tray
(rear output tray) in which the printed media is stacked.
According to this option, the printer will determine the print
page order when the second sides are printed.
If you select Face Up Tray, open the face up tray.
4 If you want the instruction page which tells you how to load
the paper, click Print Instruction sheet. If the box is
checked, the printer prints the instruction page before the
duplexing job is printed. If the box is empty, this feature is
disabled.
5 Print the document.
6 After side one has been printed, remove the remaining
paper from the Multi-Purpose Tray and set it aside until
your booklet job is complete.
The printer prints side one as shown below for an 8-page
document.
8
1
6
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5.14 PRINTING TASKS
3
Printing Booklets
7 Gather up the printed pages, flip the stack, and then
straighten the stack before placing it back in the multipurpose tray. The following illustrations show how to put
the paper back into the printer.
Remove the printed pages,
and reload them into the
Multi-Purpose Tray with
printed side face down.
In Portrait orientation,
insert the pages with
left edge
toward the printer.
œ Face Down Tray output
œ Face Up Tray output
Note: If you have selected
the Face Up tray option at
Step 3, the last page is
placed on the top of the
stack. Do not rearrange the
pages before reloading the
pages. Your printer knows
the stacked page order and
will print the corresponding
second side for each page.
In Landscape orientation,
insert the pages with
bottom edge
toward the printer.
œ Face Down Tray output
œ Face Up Tray output
8 You are prompted to reinsert the paper into the MultiPurpose Tray. Click OK on the screen. The printer will finish
printing.
9 Fold and staple the pages.
8
9
PRINTING TASKS 5.15
Printing Posters
This feature allows you to print a single-page document onto
4, 9, 16, 25, or 36 sheets of paper, for the purpose of pasting
the sheets together to form one poster-size document.
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 for
more information on accessing printer properties.
From the Paper tab, select the paper orientation, source,
size and type.
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Poster printing
with 2x2 style
5.16 PRINTING TASKS
2 Click the Output tab, and select Poster Printing in the
Type drop-down list.
Printing Poster
3 To determine the scaling factor, select the Style; 2x2, 3x3,
4x4, 5x5 or 6x6.
For example, if you select 2x2, the output will be
automatically stretched to cover 4 physical pages.
➛ 2 x 2
➛ 3 x 3
4 You may specify an overlap in millimeter or inch to make it
easier to reconstruct the resulting poster.
0.3 inches
0.3 inches
œ Overlap=0
œ Overlap=0.3
5 Click OK, then start printing.
PRINTING TASKS 5.17
Setting Graphic Properties
Use the following options to adjust the print quality for your
specific printing needs when you access the printer properties.
See page 5.2 for more information on accessing printer
properties.
If necessary, click the Graphic tab to display the settings shown
below.
Resolution
5.18 PRINTING TASKS
You can select the printing resolution by choosing either
1200 DPI (Class), 600 DPI, 300 DPI. The higher the
setting, the sharper the clarity of printed characters and
graphics. Higher settings may increase the time it takes to
print a document.
Setting Graphic Properties
SRT Mode
Some printed characters or images appear to have jagged or
uneven edges. Set this Samsung Resolution enhancement
Technology (SRT) option to improve the print quality of your
text and image and make the characters and images appear
smoother.
• Text Enhance - This setting refines the print quality of
characters by smoothing out jagged edges
that can occur on the angles and curves of
each character.
• Image Enhance - This setting refines the print quality of
photo images using SRT.
Note: Text Enhance and Image Enhance are disabled when the 600
dpi, 300 dpi setting is selected.
Darkness
Use this option to lighten or darken the image appearance in
your print jobs.
• Normal – This setting is for normal documents.
• Light – This setting is for bolder line widths or darker grayscale images.
• Dark – This setting is for finer line width, higher definition in
graphics, and lighter gray-scale images.
Dark Text
All Text to Black
When the Dark Text is checked, all text in your document is
allowed to print darker than normal document.
When the All Text To Black is checked, all text in your
document is allowed to print solid black, regardless of the color
it appears on the screen.
When it is not checked, colored text is allowed to print in
shades of gray.
PRINTING TASKS 5.19
Setting Graphic Properties
Reprint
You can set the printer not to print the last page of the last job
when the Cancel/Reprint button is pressed. For details, see
‘Reprinting the Last Page’ on page 5.29.
Reprint When Jam
With this option ON, the printer keeps the image for a printed
page until the printer signals that the page has successfully
exited the printer. If a paper jam occurs, the printer will
automatically reprint all jammed pages after the jam is
cleared.
Power Save Mode
To conserve power when a printer is idle, you can set the
printer to enter a reduced power state after completing a print
job, according to a time specified by you in the Power save
Mode box.
Select the desired length of time from the drop-down list.
If your printer is constantly used, select OFF to keep the
printer ready to print with the minimum warm-up time. This
uses more energy to keep the printer warm and ready to print.
5.20 PRINTING TASKS
Printing Watermarks
The Watermark option allows you to print text over an existing
document. For example, you may want to have large gray
letters reading “DRAFT” or “CONFIDENTIAL” printed diagonally
across the first page or all pages of a document.
There are several predefined watermarks that come with the
ML-1450 series printer, and they can be modified or you can
add new ones to the list.
To use an existing
watermark
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 for
more information on accessing printer properties.
2 Click the Watermark tab, and select the desired
watermark in the Message drop-down list. You will see the
selected watermark in the preview window.
preview
window
3 Click OK, then start printing.
PRINTING TASKS 5.21
Printing Watermarks
To create or edit a
watermark
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 for
more information on accessing the printer properties.
2 Click the Watermark tab, and enter the desired text
message in the Text field. This will be displayed in the
preview window. The preview window is provided so that you
can see how the watermark will appear on the printed page.
3 Select the desired watermark options. You can select the
font type and size, color and angle. There are three
checkboxes at the bottom of the dialog box:
• Transparent Text – Allows the document to show
through the watermark.
• As Outline Only – Prints the text outline of the
watermark. This setting globally effects
all watermarks in the list.
• On First Page Only – Prints the watermark only on the
first page.
Use these scroll
bars to adjust
the position.
5.22 PRINTING TASKS
Printing Watermarks
4 If you have created a new or edited an existing watermark,
the Add and Update button is enabled.
To add a new watermark to the list, click Add.
5 If you want to edit, select the desired watermark from the
list, edit, then click Update.
6 When you complete the edit, click OK, then start printing.
To stop printing the watermark, select None in the Message
drop-down list.
To delete a
watermark
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 for
more information on accessing the printer properties.
2 From the Watermark tab, select the watermark you want
to delete in the Messages drop-down list.
3 Click Delete.
4 Click OK.
PRINTING TASKS 5.23
Using Page Overlay
What is an Overlay?
Dear ABC
Regards
An overlay is text and/or images stored in the computer HDD
as a special file format that can be printed on any document
you choose. Overlays are often used to take the place of
preprinted forms and letterhead paper. Rather than using
preprinted letterhead, for example, you can create an overlay
containing the exact same information that is currently on
your letterhead. Then when you want to print a letter with
your company’s letterhead, you do not need to load preprinted
letterhead paper in the printer. You need only to tell the
printer to print the letterhead overlay on your document.
WORLD BEST
Creating a New Page
Overlay
To use a page overlay, you must create a new page overlay
containing your logo or image.
1 Create or open a document containing a text or image you
want to use for page overlay. Position the items exactly as
you wish them to appear when printed as an overlay. If
needed, save the file for later use.
2 Select Print from the File menu. Then click Properties in
WORLD BEST
the application’s Print dialog box to access the printer
properties. For details, see page 5.2.
3 Click the Overlays tab, and click Create Overlay.
5.24 PRINTING TASKS
Using Page Overlay
4 In the Create Overlay dialog box, type a name of up to
eight characters in the File name box. Select the
destination path if necessary. (The default is
C:\FORMOVER).
5 Click OK. You will see the name in the Overlay List box.
6 Click OK or Yes until you complete the creation.
The file is not printed out. Instead it will be stored on your
computer HDD disk.
Note: The overlay document size must be the same as documents
you will print with the overlay. Do not create overlay with the
watermark.
Using Page Overlay
After an overlay has been created, it is ready to be printed
with your document. To print an overlay with a document:
1 Create or open the document you want to print.
2 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
3 Click the Overlays tab, and select the desired overlay from
the Overlay List box.
PRINTING TASKS 5.25
Using Page Overlay
4 If the desired overlay file does not appear in the Overlay
List box, click Load Overlay, and select the overlay file.
If you have stored the overlay file you want to use into an
external source, you can also load the file when you access
this Load Overlay window.
After you select the file, click OK. The file is now shown in
the Overlay List box and is available for printing. Select
the overlay from the Overlay List box.
5.26 PRINTING TASKS
Using Page Overlay
5 If necessary, click Query Page Overlay. If this box is
checked, a message box will appear each time you submit a
document for printing, asking you to confirm your wish to
print an overlay on your document.
Answering Yes to the message box means that the selected
overlay will be printed with your document.
Answering No to the message box cancels overlay printing.
If this box is empty, and an overlay has been selected, the
overlay will be automatically printed with your document.
6 Click OK or Yes until the printing starts.
The selected overlay will be downloaded with your print job
and printed on your document.
Note: The overlay document resolution must be save as document
you will print with the overlay.
Deleting a Page
Overlay
You can delete page overlays that are no longer used.
1 In the printer properties dialog box, click the Overlay tab.
2 Select the overlay you want to delete from the Overlay
List box.
3 Click Delete Overlay.
4 Click OK until you exit the Print dialog box.
PRINTING TASKS 5.27
Printing on Different Paper for the First Page
1 When you change the print settings from your software
application, access the printer properties. See page 5.2 to
access the printer properties.
2 Click the Paper tab, and click Different Source for First
Page.
If the box is checked, this feature is enabled and the dialog
box allows you to select the desired paper source for the
First Page and Other Page independently. If the box is
empty, this feature is disabled.
3 Click OK, then start printing.
Note: The paper size for all pages of the print job must be the
same.
5.28 PRINTING TASKS
Reprinting the Last Page
The Samsung ML-1450 printer’s memory always keep the last
page of the last job. If you canceled a print job due to a paper
jam or other problems and you want to know which page was
printed last, reprint the last page.
Press Cancel/Reprint briefly in the ready mode.
Cancel/Reprint
Note: If you want to prevent somebody from reprinting your document, you can turn the
Reprinting feature off in the printer’s properties dialog box. When you turn the feature off in
the printer’s properties, the Cancel/Reprint button on the control panel does not perform the
reprinting operation.
To disable this feature:
1. From the Start menu, select Settings and then
Printers.
2. Click the right mouse button on the Samsung ML-1450
Series printer icon and select Properties to open the
properties window.
3. From the Graphic tab, Select OFF from the Reprint
drop-down list.
With this option Off, you cannot reprint the last page
from the control panel.
When you want to reprint the last page on the control
panel, you must select ON from the list.
4. Click OK.
PRINTING TASKS 5.29
6 Maintaining
CHAPTER
Your Printer
This chapter provides suggestions for high-quality and
economical printing and information for maintaining the toner
cartridge and the printer.
Topics included in this chapter are:
◆ Maintaining Toner Cartridge
◆ Cleaning the Printer
Maintaining Toner Cartridge
Toner cartridge
storage
To get the most from the toner cartridge, keep the following
guidelines in your mind.
• Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until you
are ready to use it. The shelf life of a cartridge in an unopened
package is approximately 2 years. The shelf life of a cartridge
in an opened package is approximately 6 months.
• Do not refill toner cartridges. The printer warranty does not
cover damage caused by using a refilled cartridge.
• Store toner cartridges in the same environment as the printer.
• Do not remove a toner cartridge from the printer except to
replace it, clean it or clear a paper jam. Replace the cartridge
immediately.
• To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to
light for more than a few minutes.
Toner cartridge life
expectancy
The life of the toner cartridge depends on the amount of toner
that print jobs require. When printing text at 5 % coverage, a
new toner cartridge lasts an average of 6,000 pages. (But, the
toner cartridge supplied with the printer lasts an average of
3,000 pages.)
Recycling toner
cartridge
After you install a new toner cartridge (see page 2.3), follow the
instructions included in the toner cartridge box to recycle the old
cartridge.
Saving toner
To save toner, press the Toner Save button on the printer
control panel. The button will be lit. You can also enable the
Toner Save Mode in your printer properties. Refer to “Using
Toner Save Mode” on page 5.6. Selecting this option will expand
the life of the toner cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but
will reduce print quality.
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER 6.1
Toner Cartridge
Redistributing Toner
When toner is low, faded or light areas may appear on a printed page. You may be able to
temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner. The following procedures may
allow you to finish the current print job before replacing the toner cartridge.
1
Open the top cover.
2
Remove the toner cartridge from the
printer.
CAUTIONS:
• Avoid reaching too far into the printer.
The fusing area may be hot.
• To prevent damage to the toner
cartridge, do not expose it to light for
more than a few minutes.
3
Gently shake the toner cartridge from
side to side 5 or 6 times to redistribute
the toner.
Note: If the toner gets on your clothing,
wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash
clothing in cold water. Hot water sets
toner into fabric.
6.2 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
Toner Cartridge
4
Reinsert the toner cartridge into the
printer. Be sure that the toner cartridge
is firmly in its place.
5
Firmly close the cover.
If the print remains light
Remove the old cartridge and install a
new toner cartridge. See “Install the
Toner Cartridge” on page 2.3.
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER 6.3
Cleaning the Printer
To maintain print quality, follow the cleaning procedures below every time the toner cartridge
is replaced or whenever print quality problems occur. As much as possible, keep the printer
free from dust and debris.
Notes:
• Do not use ammonia-based cleaners or volatile solvents such as thinner, on or around the printer.
These can damage the printer.
• While cleaning the inside of the printer, be careful not to touch the transfer roller (located
underneath the toner cartridge ). The oil from your hands on the roller can cause print quality
problems.
Cleaning the Outside
Wipe the outside surface of the printer with a soft, clean, lintfree cloth. You can dampen the cloth slightly with water, but be
careful not to be let any water drip onto the printer or inside of
it.
Cleaning the Inside
During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles
can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can
cause print quality problems such as toner specks or smearing.
Cleaning inside the printer will eliminate or reduce these
problems.
Cleaning inside the 1
printer
Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord, then wait for
the printer to cool.
2 Open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge.
Note: To prevent damage to
the toner cartridge, do not
expose it to light for more
than a few minutes. Cover it
with a piece of paper, if
necessary. Also, do not
touch the black transfer
roller inside the printer. By
doing so, you can damage
the printer.
6.4 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
3 With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe away any dust and spilled toner
from the toner cartridge area and the toner cartridge cavity.
Cleaning the Printer
4 Locate the long strip of glass (LSU) inside the top of the
cartridge compartment, and gently swab the glass to see if dirt
turns the white cotton black.
5 Reinsert the toner cartridge and close the top cover. Then, turn
the printer on.
Printing a cleaning
sheet
Printing a cleaning sheet cleans the drum inside the toner
cartridge. Use this process if you are experiencing blurred,
faded or smeared printouts. This process will produce a page
with toner debris, which should be discarded.
1 Make sure the printer is turned on and in the ready state and
that there is paper loaded in the paper tray.
2 Press and hold Demo on the control panel for about 10 seconds
until all control panel lights remain steadily lit, then release.
3 Your printer automatically picks up a sheet of paper from the
paper tray and prints out a cleaning sheet with the dust or
toner particles on it.
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER 6.5
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