B4400/4500/4550/4600 User`s Guide

B4400/4500/4550/4600 User`s Guide
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Copyright © 2007 by Oki Data. All Rights Reserved
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B4400/4500/4550/4600 User’s Guide
P/N 59388905, Revision 1.0
June, 2007
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errors beyond its control. The manufacturer also cannot guarantee that changes in
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Regulatory Information _______________________________
This product complies with the requirements of the Council Directives 89/
336/EEC (EMC) and 73/23/EEC (LVD) as amended where applicable on
the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to
electromagnetic compatibility and low voltage.
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Contents
Copyright Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Document Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Trademark Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Notes, Cautions and Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Online usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Printing Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Abbreviations used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Printer components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Operation Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Prepare the Image Drum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Installing the Toner Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing Optional Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Second Paper Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Multi-purpose Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Operator panels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
B4400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
B4400 Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
B4500, B4550, B4600. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the Printer Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Menu functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Printing menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Changing the Printer Menu Language . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Network Connection Setup via Windows . . . . . . . . .47
Checking the Ethernet Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Connecting a Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setup Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setup for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Change the Printer Display Language (Models B4500,
B4550, B4600) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Enable Printer Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Setup for Windows via USB Connection . . . . . . . . . .52
Connecting a Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Change the Printer Display Language (Models B4500,
B4550, B4600) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Enable Printer Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Setup for Windows via Parallel Connection . . . . . . .55
Connecting a Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Change the Printer Display Language (Models B4500,
B4550, B4600) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Enable Printer Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Setup for Macintosh With USB Connection . . . . . . . .58
Connecting a Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Setup for Mac OSX via Network Connection . . . . . . .60
Connecting a Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Setup for Mac OS X via USB Connection . . . . . . . . . .64
Connecting a Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Paper recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Paper and envelope types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Transparencies and adhesive labels . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Installing paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Face up and face down printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Automatic feed sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Printing envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Heavyweight paper or cardstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Paper feed, size and media setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
B4500, B4550, B4600. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Printer Drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Windows operating systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Printer settings in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Printer settings in Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Consumables and maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Consumable order details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
When to replace the toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Replacing the toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
When to replace the image drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Replacing the image drum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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Generating a cleaning page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Cleaning the LED array . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Status and error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Input jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Feed jam or exit jam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Print quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Software problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Hardware problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Installing options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Overall dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Paper and tray information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Service and support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
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Notes, Cautions and Warnings
NOTE: A note appears in this manual like this. A note provides
additional information to supplement the main text which may
help you to use and understand the product.
CAUTION! A caution appears in this manual like this. A caution
provides additional information which, if ignored, may result in
equipment malfunction or damage.
WARNING! A warning appears in this manual like this. A
warning provides additional information which, if ignored, may
result in a risk of personal injury.
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Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing this OKI monochrome page
printer.
Your new printer is designed with a range of advanced features
to give you crisp black and white pages at high speed on a wide
range of print media.
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About this manual
This manual has been written using more than one printer as
a model and the illustrations/screenshots reflect this. What
you see will be appropriate to the model you are using.
Online usage
This manual is intended to be read on screen using an Adobe
Acrobat Reader. Use the navigation and viewing tools provided
in Acrobat.
You can access specific information in two ways:
• In the list of bookmarks down the left hand side of your
screen, click on the topic of interest to jump to the
required topic. (If the bookmarks are not available, use
the Table of Contents.)
• In the list of bookmarks click on Index to jump to the
Index. (If the bookmarks are not available, use the Table
of Contents.) Find the term of interest in the
alphabetically arranged index and click on the associated
page number to jump to the page containing the subject.
Printing Pages
The whole manual, Individual pages, or sections may be
printed. The procedure is:
1.
2.
From the toolbar, select [File], then [Print] (or press the
Ctrl + P keys).
Choose which pages you wish to print:
• [All pages], for the entire manual.
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• [Current page] for the page at which you are looking.
acroprint.jpg
• [Pages from] and [to] for the range of pages you specify
by entering their page numbers.
3.
Click on [OK].
Abbreviations used
The following abbreviations are used in this manual:
Abbreviation
Meaning
Ctrl
Control
dpi
dots per inch
DIMM
Dual In-line Memory Module
n
network card installed
LED
Light Emitting Diode
MFT
Manual Feed Tray
MPF
Multi-purpose Feeder Tray
NIC
Network Interface Card
PCL
Printer Control Language
PS
PostScript (emulation)
PSE
PostScript Emulation
RAM
Random Access Memory
SIDM
Serial Impact Dot Matrix
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Printer components
Apart from the Operator panels, which are described in the
next chapter, the B4400, B4500, B4550 and B4600 printers
look similar from the outside. The important components are
identified in the representations below.
1.
Operator panel (B4500, B4550, B4600 shown)
2.
Top paper exit bin (150 sheets, face down)
3.
Top cover release button
4.
Top paper exit bin extension
5.
Top paper exit bin extension paper guide
6.
Paper tray content indicator
7.
ON/OFF switch
8.
Rear paper exit tray (50 sheets, face up)
9.
Rear paper exit tray paper guide
Fig1_05.jpg
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1
2
8
3
4
5
7
6
10.
LED array
11.
Image drum
12.
Manual feed tray (single sheet) (shown in closed
position)
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13.
Paper feed tray (250 sheets)
14.
Toner cartridge
15.
Fuser unit
16.
Top cover
Fig1_06a.JPG
16
10
11
12
15
14
17.
Power cable connection
18.
Cooling fan
13
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19.
Multi-function tray (optional) connection
Fig1_07.jpg
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18
19
20.
Second paper tray (optional ) connection
21.
Parallel interface connection
22.
USB interface connection
Network card (optional on non-network models)
23.
Network interface connector
24.
Status lamp
25.
10M lamp
26.
100M lamp
27.
Test switch
23
24 25
26
27
20
21
22
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Installation
Operation Environment
• A firm surface such as a table or desktop
• Space to open the cover, and pull out the paper tray and
the rear paper output extender
• Air circulation around the printer to prevent overheating
• A nearby power source
• Room temperature of 50° to 90° F (10° to 32° C).
• Relative Humidity of 20-80%
• No direct sunlight
Unpacking
NOTE: Save packing materials, including the black light-shield
bag for storing the image drum, in the event that you need to
repack the printer for shipment.
Check contents:
1.
Printer
2.
Power cord
3.
Toner cartridge
4.
Black light-shield bag
5.
Quick Installation Guide
6.
CD ROM: Printer installation/User Guide pdf
7.
Safety and Warranty booklet
8.
Registration card
Remove shipping tape (1), desiccant agent (2) and film (3).
Fig1_09.jpg
2
3
1
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Prepare the Image Drum
CAUTION! The green image drum surface is very delicate and
light sensitive. Do not touch it and do not expose it to sunlight
or room light for more than 5 minutes. If the drum unit needs
to be out of the printer for longer, please wrap it inside the
provided black plastic bag to keep it away from light.
1.
Press the button on the right to open the top cover.
2.
Open the manual tray and lift the blue tape.
3.
Carefully lift the drum cartridge and remove the tape
with the protective film.
Fig1_36.jpg
Fig1_35.jpg
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4.
Return the image drum cartridge. Make sure it is seated
correctly.
F12_17.jpg
Installing the Toner Cartridge
1.
Remove the toner cartridge from the packaging.
2.
Shake it from side-to-side a few times to distribute the
toner.
3.
Carefully turn the cartridge over and remove the tape.
F12_02a.JPG
4.
Turn the cartridge right-side-up with the blue lever on
the right.
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5.
Insert the cartridge into the image drum, left side first as
shown.
Fig1_14.jpg
6.
Lower the right side, making sure the cartridge is seated
securely.
7.
Hold the cartridge down in place, then push the blue
lever to the back of the printer as far as it will go.
F12_04.jpg
NOTE: If TONER LOW displays on the operator panel or the
online Status Monitor after installing a toner cartridge,
reinstall it.
Installing paper
1.
Pull the paper cassette out.
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2.
Set the paper stopper at the back to the paper size you
are using.
3.
Set each side’s paper guide until it clicks.
F10_05.jpg
4.
Place paper in the cassette (maximum 250 sheets at 20
lb. [80g/m2].
NOTE: Do not install paper over the PAPER FULL mark (a).
F10_04.jpg
a
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Installing Optional Accessories
NOTE: To print from Tray 2 or the Multi-Purpose Feeder tray,
you must select these devices in the device options tab in the
printer driver.
Second Paper Feeder
The optional second paper tray provide 500 additional pages,
for a total of 750 pages of continuous printing with the
standard paper cassette.
1.
Turn OFF the power and detach the power cord and
printer cable.
Fig1_22.jpg
2.
Prepare the feeder: pull the front cover, then move the
sheet guide in the direction of the arrow until it stops.
Fig1_24.jpg Fig1_25.jpg
3.
Open the manual tray.
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NOTE: The manual tray must remain open when the feeder
unit is installed.
Fig1_26.jpg
4.
5.
Set the projections on the feeder unit to the slots at the
bottom of the printer.
Place the printer on the feeder unit.
Fig1_27.jpg
6.
Close the feeder’s front cover.
Fig1_28.jpg
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7.
Insert the connecting cord attached to the feeder unit
into the printer, matching the arrow marks.
Fig1_29.jpg
8.
Attach the power cord and the printer cable and turn ON
the power.
9.
Print the Menu Map to confirm that the feeder unit is
correctly installed. Check that TRAY2 is displayed in the
Media Menu. Refer to “Printing menu settings” on
page 31 for details.
Set the feeder unit in the printer driver
Windows
1.
Select Start>Settings>Printers and Fax for Windows® XP,
and Start>Setting>Printers for Windows 2k/NT 4.0/Me/
98.
2.
Right click your OKI printer icon to select Properties.
3.
Check [Extended feeder unit] in Available Devices in
the[Device Options tab, and click [OK].
NOTE: When connecting to a network by TCP/IP, it is
automatically set when you click [Obtain printer information].
Macintosh
1.
Select Selector in the Apple menu.
2.
Select the OKI printer USB icon.
3.
Select Printer Name and click Set.
4.
Click Print Dialog.
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5.
Select Enable in Feeder unit on the Options panel, click
Set.
6.
Click Save to close the selector.
Multi-purpose Feeder
The Multi-purpose Feeder tray allow you to feed postcards,
envelopes, labels and transparencies continuously.
NOTE: Install the Second Paper Tray first when using with the
Multi-purpose feeder.
1.
Turn off the printer.
Fig1_22.jpg
2.
Open the manual tray.
Fig1_26.jpg
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3.
Insert the metal hook on each side of the Multi-purpose
feeder into the slots on each side of the printer.
Fig1_31.jpg
Connect the connecting cord.
4.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver on the side of the
connector cover and move it downward to detach the
cover.
5.
Move the cover piece up and down repeatedly until it
detaches from the printer.
Fig1_32.jpg
6.
Insert the connecting cord into the connector on the
printer, matching the arrows.
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7.
Insert the other end into the Multi-purpose feeder,
matching the arrows.
Fig1_33.jpg
8.
Turn ON the printer.
9.
Print the Menu Map to confirm that the Multi-purpose
feeder is correctly installed. Check that MPF is displayed
in the Media Menu. Refer to “Printing menu settings” on
page 31 for details.
Set the feeder unit in the printer driver
Windows
1.
Select Start>Settings>Printers and Fax for Windows® XP,
and Start>Setting>Printers for Windows 2k/NT 4.0/Me/
98.
2.
Right click your OKI printer icon to select Properties.
3.
Check Multi-purpose feeder in Available Devices in the
Device Options tab, and click OK.
NOTE: When connecting to a network by TCP/IP, it is
automatically set when you click [Obtain printer information].
Macintosh
1.
Select Selector in the Apple menu.
2.
Select the OKI printer USB icon.
3.
Select Printer Name and click Set.
4.
Click Print Dialog.
5.
Select Multi-purpose Feeder on the Options panel, click
Set.
6.
Click Save to close the selector.
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Operator panels
This chapter describes the function of the operator panels. It
is useful to describe the Status Monitor software at this point
as it provides the B4400 with status information and the
equivalent of the menu control panel on the B4500, B4550 and
B4600. (See “Printer Drivers” for installation of the Status
Monitor.)
B4400
Operator panel
NOTE: The easiest way to check the status of the B4400 is to
use the online Status Monitor. We’ll tell you more about the
Status Monitor on page 26.
The B4400 operator panel consists of 4 LED indicators and an
OnLine button. From left to right, the LEDs indicate Power On,
Ready, Manual feed and Error.
4400_panel.jpg
LED indicators
The LED indicators show the status of the printer and have five
operating conditions as follows:
• Indicator off
• Indicator on
• Flash 1 - slow blink - 1 long flash every 4 seconds
• Flash 2 - blink - 1 flash per second
• Flash 3 - rapid blink - 4 flashes per second.
All four LED indicators come on momentarily when power is
turned on.
Power on LED (green)
This indicator comes on and stays on when the printer is
turned on.
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Ready LED (green)
• Indicator on - the printer is on-line and ready to receive
data.
• Indicator off - the printer is off-line and cannot receive
data.
The meaning of the indicator LEDs when they flash (x) is
summarized as follows:
Meaning
X
X
On Line.
X
Off Line.
X
X
Flash 1 –
slow blink
Printer is warming up/
processing/ printing.
X
X
No paper in the tray.
Flash 1 –
slow blink
X
x
Paper Jam.
Flash 2 —
blink
X
X
Toner low/Drum near end of
Flash 2 — life.
blink
X
X
Drum Cartridge at end of life.
Flash 3 —
rapid blink
X
Flash 3 —
rapid blink
X
X
Flash 3 — Flash 3 —
rapid blink rapid blink
X
Turn the printer off and on
Flash 3 — again. If this does not clear
rapid blink the error, call for service.
OnLine button
The primary functions of the OnLine button are activated by
pressing the switch momentarily and releasing. The primary
functions are as follows:
• Turning the printer off-line.
• Turning the printer on-line (ready).
• Resuming printing after a paper error, paper jam, print
overrun, page overflow, or receiving buffer overflow.
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• Interrupting data processing when the printer is
receiving and processing data.
• Resuming data processing.
The secondary functions of the OnLine button are activated
after turning the printer off line, then pressing and holding the
switch for at least two seconds before releasing. The
secondary functions are as follows:
• Printing the demo and menu pages.
NOTE: Demo and menu pages can also be printed using
the printer Status Monitor
• Printing any data held in the buffer after printing has
been cancelled.
The other functions of the OnLine button are activated after
turning the printer off line then pressing and holding the switch
for at least five seconds before releasing. The other functions
are as follows:
• Printing a cleaning page.
NOTE: A Cleaning page can also be printed using the printer
Status Monitor.
• Resetting the printer and clearing the buffer after
printing has been cancelled.
NOTE: To reset the printer to the factory default settings,
press the OnLine button and hold it down while the printer is
turned on. The LED indicators blink when the printer has reset
to the default settings.
B4400 Status Monitor
After installing the printer driver software, the Status Monitor
is then installed to indicate what is happening to the printer
when it is being used. (See the chapter entitled “Printer
Drivers.”) This Status Monitor is also used to control and
change the various printer settings.
Using the Printer Status Monitor
Viewing the status of the printer, and viewing or changing the
printer settings are carried out as follows:
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1.
Click Start>Programs>OkiData>B4400 Status Monitor
and select Status Monitor. The current printer status is
shown on the minimized screen.
B4250_SM_min.jpg
NOTE: To open the Status Monitor quickly, click on the printer
icon on the Windows Task Bar.
S M desktop icon.jpg
2.
Click on the window maximize button (a) and the view
expands to include the Printer Setup and Preferences
tabs.
S M Printer State tab.jpg
a
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Printer Setup Tab
Select this tab to access to the Open Configuration button.
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Configuration Menu
The Configuration Menu is available to choose settings for your
printer. Detailed help is provided by clicking on the item, then
clicking Help.
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Menu Categories:
Information Menu: Print Menu Map; Print File List, Print PCL
Font List; Print IBM PPR Font List; Print EPSON FX Font List;
Print Demo1.
Print Menu: Copies; Manual Feed Mode; Paper Source; Auto
Tray Change; Auto Tray Sequence; Paper Size Check;
Resolution; Toner Save; Orientation; Lines Per Page; Edit Size.
Media Menu: Tray 1; Tray 2 (if installed); MPF (if installed)
Manual Tray; Custom Paper Size.
System Configuration Menu: Power Save; Emulation;
Clearable Warnings; Clear Errors; Manual Feed Timeout; Wait
Timeout; Print Continuation at Toner Low; Jam Recovery;
Status Display Language.
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PCL Menu: Font Source; Font Number; Font Pitch; Font Size;
Symbol Set; A4 Width; White Page Skip; CR Function; LF
Function; Unprintable Area; Pen Adjust.
PPR Menu: Font Pitch; Font Pitch in Condense Mode;
Character Set; Symbol Set; Letter O Style; Zero Character;
Line Pitch; White Page Skip; CR Function; LF Function; Line
Length; Form Length; TOF Position; Left Margin; Fit to Letter;
Character Height.
FX Menu: Font Pitch; Character Set; Symbol Set; Letter O
Style; Zero Character; Line Pitch; White Page Skip; CR
Function; Line Length; Form Length; TOF Position; Left
Margin; Fit to Letter; Character Height.
Parallel Port Menu: Parallel Port; Bi-directional; ECP Mode;
ACK Width; Busy/Ack Output Sequence; I-Prime.
USB Menu: USB; Software Reset; Serial Number.
Memory Menu; Receive Butter Size.
System Adjust Menu: X Adjust; Y Adjust; Tray ID; Place
Page.
Maintenance Menu: Reset Menu; Reset Drum Count; Power
Save; Transfer Setting; Darkness; Print Cleaning Page.
Usage Menu: Total Sheets; Drum Life; Toner Life.
Preferences Tab
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Selecting this tab lets you choose the information displayed by
the Status Monitor and how/when the Status Monitor appears.
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The default Alert view setting ensures that the Status Monitor
pops up to inform you of a condition that requires your
attention, e.g. toner low.
Menu functions
The printer menu settings made from the Status Monitor can
be seen collectively on a printed Menu Map. (For details of how
to print such a map, see the next section.)
It should be noted that many of these settings can be, and
often are, overridden by settings made in the printer drivers.
However, several of the driver settings can be left at “Printer
Setting,” which will then default to the settings entered in
these printer menus.
The menu functions and their default values are summarized
in the table in the section entitled “Menu Functions” in the
following information about the B4500, B4550 and B4600
printers.
Printing menu settings
The menu settings can be printed as a menu map as follows.
From the Operator Panel
1.
Press the OnLine button to take the printer off-line.
2.
Press and hold down the OnLine button for at least two
seconds, but less than five seconds.
3.
The printer prints a list of the menu settings and a demo
print page.
From the Status Monitor
1.
Select the Printer Setup tab.
2.
Click the Open Configuration button. The Printer Menu
displays.
3.
Click Information Menu.
4.
Click Print Menu Map.
5.
Click Apply. Click OK.
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B4500, B4550, B4600
Operator panel
The B4500, B4550 and B4600 operator panel consists of a
menu driven control panel, an LCD display and a LED indicator.
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Panel elements
Ready indicator (green). ON - ready to receive data.
FLASHING indicates processing data or error.
Liquid crystal display. (LCD) panel. Two rows of up to 8
alphanumeric digits displaying print status, menu items in
menu mode and error messages.
Menu button. Press briefly to enter the MENU mode. Press
briefly again to select the next menu. Press for more than 2
seconds to scroll through the different menus.
Item (+) button. Press briefly to scroll forward to the next
menu item.
Value (+) button. Press briefly to scroll forward to the next
value setting for each menu item.
Select button. Press briefly to select the menu, item or value
indicated on the LCD panel.
Cancel button. Press to cancel a print job.
Value (–) button. Press briefly to scroll backward to the
previous value setting for each menu item.
Item (–) button. Press briefly to scroll backward to the
previous menu item.
Online button. Press to switch between online and offline
status.
NOTE: When pressed in Menu mode, the Online button
returns the printer to online status. When pressed with DATA
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PRESENT displayed, it forces the printer to print out the
remaining data in the printer. Also when there is an error
indicating wrong paper size, pressing the Online button
forces the printer to print.
Using the Printer Menu
Menu functions
This section summarizes the menus accessed via the menu
control panel and displayed in the LCD panel. The printer menu
settings can be seen collectively on a printed Menu Map. (For
details of how to print a Menu Map, see page 45.)
It should be noted that many of these settings can be, and
often are, overridden by settings made in the printer drivers.
However, several of the driver settings can be left at “Printer
Setting,” which will then default to the settings entered in
these printer menus.
Factory default settings are shown in the following tables.
Information Menu
This menu provides a quick method of listing various items
stored within the printer.
INFORMATION MENU
item
Action
PRINT MENU MAP
Execute
PRINT FILE LIST
Execute
PRINT PCL FONT
Execute
PRINT PSE FONT
Execute
PRINT IBM PPR FONT
Execute
PRINT EPSON FX FONT
Execute
DEMO1
Execute
If PostScript Emulation kit
is installed
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Print menu
This menu provides adjustment of various print job related
functions.
PRINT MENU
item
Value
Function
COPIES
1*
to 999
Set the number of copies.
MANUAL
OFF*
ON
Sets printing from manual tray.
PAPER IN
TRAY1*
TRAY2
MPF
Specifies a paper feed tray.
*Displays installed trays only.
AUTOTRAY
ON*
OFF
OFF: No optional tray installed
ON: Tray2 or multi purpose
feeder is installed.
TRAY SEQ
DOWN*
UP
PAPER FEED TRAY
Specifies a selection order in
Auto tray.
SIZE CHK
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets whether to check a paper
size.
RESOLUTION
600*
V1200
V2400
Sets dpi (dots per inch).
*When printing with V2400,
print time doubles.
TONER SAVE
DISABLE*
ENABLE
Sets whether to save toner
amount.
ORIENTATION
PORTRT*
LANDSCAPE
Set print orientation.
LINES/PG
5 LNS
60 LNS*
to 128 LNS
Sets the number of lines per
page. This value is
automatically adjusted when
print orientation is changed.
EDT SIZE
CASSETTE*
LETTER
EXEC
STATEMENT
LEGAL 14
LEGAL 13
A4
A5
A6
B5
CUSTOM
COM-9
COM-10
MONARCH
DL ENV
C5 ENV
Sets paper size when not
specified by the computer. If
Cassette is selected, paper size
in tray is selected.
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Media Menu
This menu provides adjustment to suit a wide range of print
media.
MEDIA MENU
Item
Value
Remarks
TRAY 1 PAPER SIZE
LETTER*, EXEC,
STATEMENT, CUSTOM,
A4, B5 LEGAL 14, LEGAL
13
Sets paper size for Tray 1.
TRAY 1 MEDIA TYPE
PLAIN*, LETTERHEAD,
BOND, THICK, RECYCLE,
CARD ROUGH
Sets media type for Tray 1.
TRAY 1 MEDIA
WEIGHT
MEDIUM*, M HEAVY,
HEAVY, LIGHT, M LIGHT,
Sets media weight for Tray 1.
TRAY 2 PAPER SIZE
LETTER*
When tray 2 is installed
TRAY 2 MEDIA TYPE
PLAIN*
When tray 2 is installed
TRAY 2 MEDIA
WEIGHT
MEDIUM*
When tray 2 is installed
MFP PAPER SIZE
LETTER*
When multi purpose feeder is
installed.
MFP MEDIA TYPE
LETTER
When multi purpose feeder is
installed.
MFP MEDIA WEIGHT
MEDIUM*
When multi purpose feeder is
installed.
MANUAL PAPER SIZE LETTER*
Set paper size for manual tray.
MANUAL MEDIA TYPE PLAIN*, LETTERHEAD,
Set paper type for manual tray.
TRANSPARENCY, LABEL,
BOND, RECYCLED, CARD,
ROUGH
MANUAL MEDIA
WEIGHT
MEDIUM*
Set paper type for manual tray
UNIT OF MEASURE
INCH*. mm
Set measure unit for custom
paper.
X DIMENSION
8.5*
3.5 to 8.5
Set paper width for custom
paper. Value is calculated by Unit
of Measure setting.
Y DIMENSION
11.0*
5.8 to 14.0
Set paper length for custom
paper. Value is calculated by Unit
of Measure setting.
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System configuration menu
This menu adjusts general printer settings to suit the way you
prefer to work.
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU
Item
Value
Remarks
POWER SAVE DELAY TIME
15 MIN
Sets time to switch to power
save mode.
EMULATION
AUTO*, PCL, ESP/ Select a printer language.
P
CLEARABLE WARNING
ON*, JOB
PCL: sets a tome to cancel the
display of the recoverable error.
ON = an error displays until the
ONLINE switch is pressed.
JOB = an error displays until the
next job is received.
AUTO CONTINUE
ON*, OFF
Sets whether to recover the
printer automatically when
“overflow” or an error, including
different paper size or type,
occurs.
MANUAL TIMEOUT
60 SEC*, 30 SEC, Sets time to wait for setting
OFF
paper in the manual printing. A
job is canceled if paper is not set
within specified time.
WAIT TIMEOUT
40 SEC*, 5 SEC,
300 SEC, OFF
Sets time to wait for setting
paper in the manual tray. A job
is canceled if paper is not set
within a specified time.
LOW TONER
CONTINUE*,
STOP
Sets whether to continue
printing when TONER LOW is
displayed. When STOP is
selected, the printer goes offline
until ONLINE is pressed.
JAM RECOVERY
ON*, OFF
Sets whether to start to print
with a jammed page after a
paper jam.
ERROR REPORT
OFF*, ON
Sets whether to print an error
report when internal errors
occur.
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PCL emulation
This menu controls the printer’s PCL emulation.
PCL MENU
Item
Value
Remarks
FONT SOURCE
RESIDENT*, DLL
FONT
Sets a locations for a font to be
used. DLL FONT is displayed
when a font is downloaded in
RAM.
FONT NO.
I000*, to S001
Selects a font.
FONT PITCH
4.00
:
10.00*
:
99.99
Sets the font width (characters
per inch). Displayed when the
font selected (Font No.) is a fixed
space outline font.
FONT SIZE
4.00
:
12.00*
:
999.75
Selects the font height (Point
size). Displayed when the font
selected (Font No.) is an outline
font with proportional spacing.
SYMBOL SET
WIN3.1*
PC-8PC-8
Selects a symbol set.
A4 PRINT WIDTH
78 COL*
80 COL
Sets the number of columns in
Auto LF for A4 size paper.
WHITE PAGE SKIP
OFF*
ON
Selects whether or not to skip a
blank space.
CR FUNCTION
CR*
CR+LF
Sets operation when a CR code is
received.
LF FUNCTION
LF*
LF+CR
Sets operation when a LF code is
received.
PRINT MARGIN
NORMAL*,1/5
inch, 1/6 inch
Sets the unprintable area of
paper. NORMAL is 1/4 inch.
PEN WIDTH ADJUST
ON*
OFF
With PEN WIDTH ADJUST set to
ON, Adjusts a thin line to be
more visible. When set to OFF,
the line will appear as specified.
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PPR Emulation
This menu controls the printer’s PPR emulation.
PPR MENU
Item
Value
Remarks
PITCH
10 CPI*, 12 CPI,
17 CPI, 20 CPI,
PROP
Specifies character pitch.
CONDENSE
12 to 20*
12 to 12
Specifies 12 CPI pitch for Condense
Mode.
CHAR SET
SET-2*
SET-1
Specified character set.
SYMBOL
IBM-437*
Specifies symbol set.
LETTER O
DISABLE*
ENABLE
Specifies the style that replaces f
(9B) and ¥ (9D) with f (ou) and 0
(zero).
ZERO CHR
NORMAL*
SLASHED
Specifies the style of 0 (zero).
LN PITCH
6 LPI*
8 LPI
Sets line space.
WHITE PAGE SKIP
OFF*
ON
Set to eject a blank sheet. Available
only when simplex is set.
CR FUNC
CR*
CR+LF
Sets operation when CR code is
received.
LF FUNC
LF*
LF+CR
Sets operation when LF code is
received.
LINE LENG
80 COL*
136 COL
Specifies the number of characters
per line.
FORM LENG
LETTER*
A4
12 INCH
Specifies the length of paper.
TOF POS
0.0 INCH*
0.1 INCH
1.0 INCH
Sets the position from the top edge
of paper.
L MRGN
0.0 INCH*
0.1 INCH
1.0 INCH
Sets the amount to shift the
horizontal print start position to the
right.
FIT TO LTR
DISABLE*
ENABLE
Sets the printing mode that can fit
print data, equivalent to 11 inches
(66 lines), in the LETTER size
printable area.
TEXT HGT
SAME*
DIFF
Sets height of a character.
SAME: Regardless of CPI, same
height.
DIFF: According to CPI, character
heights vary.
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FX Emulation
This menu controls the printer’s FX emulation.
FX EMULATION
Item
Value
Remarks
PITCH
10 CPI*
12 CPI
17 CPI
20 CPI
PROP
Specifies character pitch.
CHAR SET
SET-2*
SET-1
Specifies character set.
SYMBOL
IBM-437*
Specifies a symbol set.
LETTER O
DISABLE*
ENABLE
Specifies the style that replaces f (9B)
and ¥ (9D) with f (ou) and 0 (zero).
ZERO CHR
NORMAL*
SLASHED
Specifies the style of 0 (zero).
LN PITCH
6 LPI*
8 LPI
Sets line space.
WHITE PAGE SKIP
OFF*
ON
Set to eject a blank sheet. Available only
when simplex is set.
CR FUNC
CR*
CR+LF
Sets operation when CR code is
received.
LINE LENG
80 COL*
136 COL
Sets operation when LF code is
received.
FORM LENG
LETTER*
A4
12 INCH
Specifies the number of characters per
line.
TOF POS
0.0 INCH*
0.1 INCH
1.0 INCH
Specifies the length of paper.
L MRGN
0.0 INCH*
0.1 INCH
1.0 INCH
Sets the amount to shift the horizontal
print start position to the right.
FIT TO LTR
DISABLE*
ENABLE
Sets the printing mode that can fit print
data, equivalent to 11 inches (66 lines),
in the LETTER size printable area.
TEXT HGT
SAME*
DIFF
Sets height of a character.
SAME: Regardless of CPI, same height.
DIFF: According to CPI, character
heights vary.
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Parallel menu
This menu controls the operation of the printer’s parallel data
interface.
PARALLEL MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
PARALLEL
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets parallel Interface.
BI-DIRECTION
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets bi-directional parallel interface.
ECP
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets ECP mode.
ACK WIDTH
NARROW*
MEDIUM
WIDE
Sets ACK width in compatible receiving.
ACK/BUSY TIMING
IN*
WHILE
Sets the output order of BUSY and ACK
signals in compatible receiving.
ACK IN BUSY: BUSY+LOW-the end of
ACK pulse.
ACK WHILE BUSY: BUSY+LOW-center of
ACK pulse.
I-PRIME
DISABLE*
3µ SEC
50µ SEC
Sets time to enable/disable the I-PRIME
signal.
RS232C menu
NOTE: This menu displays only when the optional RS232C
card is installed.
This menu controls the operation of the printer’s optional
RS232C data interface.
RS232C MENU
Item
Value
Remarks
RS232C
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets RS-232C I/F.
FLOW CONTROL
DTR HI*
DTR LO
XONXOFF
RBST XON
Selects BUSY Control Protocol.
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RS232C MENU
Item
Value
Remarks
BAUDRATE
9600*, 300,
600, 1200,
2400, 4800,
9600, 19200,
38400, 57600,
76800, 115200
Selects communication speed with
RS-232C I/F.
DATABITS
8 BITS*
7 BITS
Selects the number of data bits with
RS-232C I/F.
PARITY
NONE*
EVEN
ODD
Selects method to ad parity bit with
RS-232C I/F.
MINUTES BUSY
200mSEC*
1 SEC
Selects BUSY clearing time with RS232C I/F.
USB menu
This menu controls the operation of the printer’s USB data
interface.
USB MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
USB
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets USB I/F.
SOFT RESET
DISABLE*
ENABLE
Sets Soft Reset Command.
USB S/N
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets USB Serial Number.
OFF REC
DISABLE
Only when PSE is installed
Network menu
NOTE: This menu displays only when the optional Network
card is installed.
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This menu controls the operation of the printer’s 10Base-T/
100Base-TX network interface.
NETWORK MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
TCP/IP
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets TCP/IP protocol.
NETBEUI
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets NetBEUI protocol.
NETWARE
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets Netware protocol.
ETHERTALK
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets EtherTalk protocol.
FRAME TYPE
AUTO*
802.2, 802.3,
ETHER ll
SNAP
Sets Frame Type. Not displayed when
NETWARE is set to DISABLE.
IP ADDRESS SET
AUTO*
MANUAL
Specifies a setting method of IP
address. Not displayed when
NETWARE is set to DISABLE.
IP ADDRESS
000 to 255
Sets the IP Address. Not displayed
when TCP/IP is set to DISABLE.
SUBNET MASK
Sets the subnet mask. Not displayed
when TCP/IP is set to DISABLE.
GATEWAY ADDRESS
Sets the gateway address. Not
displayed when TCP/IP is set to
DISABLE.
INITIALIZE NIC?
EXECUTE
Specifies whether to initialize Network
Menu. Not displayed when TCP/IP is
set to DISABLE.
WEB
ENABLE
Sets WEB. Not displayed when TCP/IP
is set to DISABLE.
TELNET
ENABLE
Sets TELNET. Not displayed when
TCP/IP is set to DISABLE.
FTP
ENABLE
Sets FTP. Not displayed when TCP/IP
is set to DISABLE.
SNMP
ENABLE
Sets SNMP.
LAN
NORMAL*
SMALL
Sets LAN.
HUB LINK SETTING
AUTO
NEGOTIATE*
100 FULL
100 HALF
10 FULl
10 HALF
Sets HUB LINK SETTING.
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Memory menu
This menu determines how printer memory is used.
MEMORY MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
REC BUF SIZE
AUTO*
0.1MB
0.2MB
0.3MB
Set the size of the Receive
buffer.
System adjustment menu
This menu provides fine adjustment of image position on the
printed page in steps of 0.25mm.
SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
X ADJUST
0.00 mm*
+0.25 mm
+2.00 mm
-2.00 mm
-0.25 mm
Adjust position of print
image in a horizontal
direction. An image over
the printable area is not
printed.
Y ADJUST
0.00 mm*
+0.25 mm
+2.00 mm
-2.00 mm
-0.25 mm
Adjust position of print
image in a longitudinal
direction. An image over
the printable area is not
printed.
PCL MANUAL ID
1
2*
-59
Sets the # to specify
Manual Feed for the media
source command (ESC & l
# H) in PCL5e emulation.
PCL TRAY 0 ID
1
4*
-59
Sets the # to specify Tray 0
(multi purpose tray) for the
media source command
(ESC & l # H) in PCL5e
emulation.
Displays only when the
Multi purpose feeder tray is
installed.
PCL TRAY 1 ID
1*
-59
Sets the # to specify Tray 1
for the media source
command (ESC & l # H) in
PCL5e emulation.
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SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
PCL TRAY 2 ID
15*
-59
Sets the # to specify Tray 2
for the media source
command (ESC & l # H) in
PCL5e emulation.
Displays only when Tray 2
is installed.
PLACE PG
CENTER*
LEFT
Sets the paper position.
This is the reference base
used in printing paper
narrower than Edit Size
from the manual feeder
without specifying Paper
Size. The paper’s base
point in LANDSCAPE is not
the point set in the MENU,
rather the lower left
position to which a print
image has been
horizontally shifted.
HEX DUMP
EXECUTE
Prints in hexadecimal
dump. Turn OFF the power
to end hexadecimal dump
printing.
Maintenance menu
This menu provides access to various printer maintenance
functions.
MAINTENANCE MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
EEPROM RESET
EXECUTE
Reset EEPROM.
DRUM COUNT RESET
EXECUTE
Reset Drum Count.
POWER SAVE
ENABLE*
DISABLE
Sets Power Save Mode.
When enabled, time to
change to Power Save
mode is changed in POWER
SAVE DELAY TIME in the
SYS CONF MENU.
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MAINTENANCE MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
SETTING
0
+1
+2
-2
-1
Used for micro adjustment
when very visible faded
print or light specks appear
in print quality.
Decrease value: light
specks or streaks or snow
flake-like print results in
high-density print areas.
Increase value: if faded
print occurs.
DARKNESS
0
+1
+2
-2
-1
Sets print darkness.
CLEANING PAGE
PRINT
Print drum cleaning page.
Usage menu
This menu is for information only, and provides an indication
of total usage of the printer and the expected life left in its
consumable items. This is particularly useful if you do not have
a full set of replacement consumables to hand and you need to
know how soon you will need them.
USAGE MENU
Item
Default
Remarks
DRUM LIFE
REMAINING %
Shows the image drum
consumption.
TONER
7K= %
3K= %
Shows the installed toner
cartridge capacity and the
remaining toner level. 7K =
High capacity cartridge
(B4550, B4600 only)
3k = Standard cartridge
Printing menu settings
Models B4500, B4550, 4600
Current menu settings can be confirmed by printing a Menu
Map.
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1.
Press the Online button to return the printer to offline
status.
2.
Press the Menu button until the INFORMATION MENU
displays.
3.
Press the Item+ button until the display prompts you to
print the menu map.
4.
Press the Select button to print the menu map.
5.
Press the Online button to return the printer to online
status when the menu map is printed.
Model B4400
1.
Open the Status Monitor
2.
Click the Printer Setup Tab.
3.
Click the Open Configuration button.
4.
Click the Information Menu.
5.
Click Print Menu Map.
NOTE: You can also print the Menu Map on the B4400 by
turning the printer off line and pressing and holding the
OnLine button for at least two seconds before releasing.
Changing the Printer Menu Language
Model B4400
1.
Open the on-line Status Monitor.
2.
Click the Printer Setup Tab.
3.
Click Open Configuration.
4.
Double-click the System Configuration Menu.
5.
Click Status Display Language.
6.
Select a language from the pull down menu.
7.
Click Printer>Reload Settings.
Models B4500, B4550, B4600
Change the Printer Display and Menu Language using the
Printer Display Language Utility on the Software Installation
CD. Run the CD, selecting the language you want. Select
Optional Utilities>Change the Printer Display Language. Follow
the on-screen instructions. When the operator panel displays
DL MSG Success, turn the printer Off/On to reset.
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Network Connection Setup via Windows
Requirements:
• Network model printer or printer with network
option installed
• Windows Server 2003 with Network interface for
Ethernet
• Windows XP
• Windows ME/98
• Windows 2000
• Windows NT 4.0
NOTE: For information specific to a network installation, see
the Network User Guide on the CD-ROM supplied with your
printer. Click the Documentation/Network User’s Guide
buttons in the Menu Installer.
Checking the Ethernet Address
The Ethernet address (MAC address) is displayed in the
Network Information printout. Print the Menu Map:
B4500/B4550/4600
1.
Press the MENU+ button, INFO MENU displays.
2.
Press ITEM, MENU MAP PRINT displays.
3.
Press SELECT.
4.
The Menu map prints. The Mac Address appears under
general Information.
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B4400
1.
Turn the printer ON.
2.
Press and hold the TEST button on the print server
located on the back of the printer for 5 seconds.
3.
The Menu map prints. The Mac Address appears under
general Information.
Connecting a Cable
1.
Turn off the printer and Computer.
2.
Insert an Ethernet cable [not included] into the network
interface connector on the printer.
3.
Insert the Ethernet cable into a hub.
Setup Flow
Turn ON the printer and computer.
⇓
Set the IP address, etc. in Windows.
⇓
Set the IP Address, etc. in the printer.
⇓
Install the printer driver and OKI LPR Utilities from
the Printer Software CD-ROM supplied with the
printer.
Setup for Windows
NOTE: The following setup instructions are for Windows XP/
2000/Server 2003. The setup procedure for Windows ME/98/
NT4.0 are similar.
An IP address must be set in the computer and the printer
when the printer is used on a network. If there is no DHCP,
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BOOTP or RARP server in the network, the IP address must be
set manually. Also, a company network administrator may
specify an IP address which must be set manually.
The printer supports Network Plug & Play. When all connected
computers are Windows XP, 2000 or Server 2003, or
connected routers support Network Plug & Play, the IP address
is automatically set on the network.
1.
Turn ON the printer and computer.
2.
Set the IP Address, etc. in Windows.
NOTE: Proceed to Step 3 if the IP address has been already
set or has been obtained automatically.
1. Start Windows.
2. Choose Start>Settings>Network Connection for
Windows XP. (Select Start>Control Panel>Network
Connection for Windows Server 2003. Select
Start>Settings>Network and Dialup Connection for
Windows 2000.)
3. Double click Local Area Connection and click Properties.
4. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
5. Input the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and
DNS server and click OK.
6. Close.
NOTE: IP Address is not necessary if obtained automatically.
If default gateway or DNS server is not used, input is not
necessary.
3.
Set the IP address, etc. in the printer.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Press the Menu button several time to display
NETWORK.
3. Press the Item+ or Item- several times to display TCP/
IP ENABLE.
4. Press the Select to set TCP/ENABLE (an * appears to
the right.
5. Press Item+ or Item- to indicate IP1/4.
6. Press Value+ or Value- to display the first digit value of
the IP address.
7. Press Select to add * to the value.
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8. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to set IP 2/4 to IP 4/4, MASK 1/4 to
Mask 4/4, (Subnet mask), Gate 1/4 to Gate 4/4,
(Gateway address).
9. Press On-line.
4.
Install the printer driver.
1. Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. It will
autorun.
2. Select the language.
3. Accept the License Agreement.
4. Select Driver Setup from the menu bar.
5. Click Install Driver.
(Select Install Driver and Status Monitor if your printer
is a B4400).
6. Select Network Printer.
7. Select TCP/IP protocol.
8. Enter the IP address that was entered in the printer.
9. Select Subnet to be searched and click Next when the
IP address of the printer is automatically obtained or
the IP address can not be found.
10.Select the OKI printer model and click Next if you
entered an IP address in step 9.
11.When Subnet to be searched is selected in Step 9, a
searched printer list is displayed. Then select your OKI
printer and click Next.
12.Enter a printer name, check Set the default printer and
click Next.
13.Select Share or Do Not share the printer. Click Next.
14.Click Continue.
15.The printer driver, standard TCP/IP, and NEtwork
Extension are installed.
16.If Restart is shown, click Finish and restart the
computer. The setup is complete when a printer icon
displays in the Printer folder.
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Change the Printer Display Language (Models
B4500, B4550, B4600)
The default language for the printer operator panel display is
English. To choose an alternate language for the printer
display:
1. First make sure the printer driver is installed before
using this utility.
2. Load the install CD and select the language you want.
3. Select Optional Utilities.
4. Click Change the Printer Display.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.’
6. When the operator panel displays DL MSG Success, turn
the printer Off and On to reset.
Enable Printer Accessories
NOTE: To print from Tray 2 or the Multi-Purpose tray, you
must select these devises in the devise options tab in the
printer driver.
1.
Select Start>Printer and FAX for Windows Server 2003.
Select Start>Setting (Printers) for Windows 2000/NT4.0/
98.
2.
Right click the OKI printer icon.
3.
Click Properties>Devise options tab.
4.
Check the options you have installed.
5.
Click Apply. Click OK.
Uninstalling the printer driver
1.
Select Start>Control Panel>Printers. Select Start>Printer
and FAX for Windows Server 2003. Select Start>Setting
(Printers) for Windows 2000/NT4.0/98.
2.
Right click the OKI printer icon.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions and select Delete.
NOTE: Steps 4 and 5 are from Windows XP/2000/Server
2003.
4.
Select File>Server Properties in the Printer (and FAX) folder.
5.
Select the model name at the Drivers tab and click
Delete.
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Setup for Windows via USB Connection
Requirements:
• Windows Server 2003
• Windows XP
• Windows ME/98
• Windows 2000
Connecting a Cable
A printer cable is not supplied with the printer. You will need a
USB 2.0 cable.
1.
Turn off the printer and Computer.
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1
2.
Insert a USB cable into the USB interface connector (1)
of the printer.
3.
Insert the other end of the cable into the USB connector
of the computer.
Setup
NOTE: Install the printer driver before connecting the USB
cable to the printer.
4.
Turn the printer OFF.
1. Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive. The CD will autorun.
2. Select the language.
3. Accept the license agreement.
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4. Click Install Driver (and Status Monitor for the B4400)
5. Select local printer.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
7. When prompted, connect the USB cable and switch the
printer ON.
Change the Printer Display Language (Models
B4500, B4550, B4600)
The default language for the printer operator panel display is
English. To choose an alternate language for the printer
display:
1. First make sure the printer driver is installed before
using this utility.
2. Load the install CD and select the language you want.
3. Select Optional Utilities.
4. Click Change the Printer Display.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.’
6. When the operator panel displays DL MSG Success, turn
the printer Off and On to reset.
Enable Printer Accessories
NOTE: To print from Tray 2 or the Multi-Purpose tray, you
must select these devises in the devise options tab in the
printer driver.
1.
Select Start>Printer and FAX for Windows Server 2003.
Select Start>Setting (Printers) for Windows 2000/NT4.0/
98.
2.
Right click the OKI printer icon.
3.
Click Properties>Devise options tab.
4.
Check the options you have installed.
5.
Click Apply. Click OK.
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Troubleshooting Setup Failure via USB
Symptom
Resolution
Cannot setup in Windows 95/NT.40
USB connection is available for
Windows Me/98/2000/XP/Server
2003 only.
Windows Me/98 upgraded from
Windows 95/3.1 is used.
No guarantee of proper operation.
Use a computer with a clean
installation of Windows Me/98.
The computer does not support
USB interface.
Confirm that USB controller is
shown in the device manager.
Interface is set to DISABLE.
B4500/4550/4600: Set to ENABLE
in the printer menu. See “USB
menu” on page 41.
B4400: Open the Status Monitor.
On the Printer Setup Tab, click the
Open Configuration button. Click
USB Menu, USB Enable.
The USB cable is disconnected.
Connect the USB cable.
A USB hub is used.
Connect the printer directly to the
computer.
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Setup for Windows via Parallel
Connection
Requirements:
• Windows Server 2003
• Windows XP
• Windows ME/98
• Windows 2000
• Windows NT 4.0
Connecting a Cable
A printer cable is not supplied with the printer. You will need a
Parallel IEEEstd1284-1994 compliant bi-directional parallel
cable.
1. Turn off the printer and Computer.
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2
2. Insert a parallel cable into the parallel interface
connector on the printer and press the clips (1) against
the connector to secure it.
3. Insert the other end of the parallel cable into the
interface connector of the computer and secure it with
the screws (2).
Setup
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive. The CD will autorun.
3. Select the language.
4. Accept the license agreement.
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5. Click Install Driver (and Status Monitor for the B4400)
6. Select local printer.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Change the Printer Display Language (Models
B4500, B4550, B4600)
The default language for the printer operator panel display is
English. To choose an alternate language for the printer
display:
1. First make sure the printer driver is installed before
using this utility.
2. Load the install CD and select the language you want.
3. Select Optional Utilities.
4. Click Change the Printer Display.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.’
6. When the operator panel displays DL MSG Success, turn
the printer Off and On to reset.
Enable Printer Accessories
NOTE: To print from Tray 2 or the Multi-Purpose tray, you
must select these devises in the devise options tab in the
printer driver.
1.
Select Start>Printer and FAX for Windows Server 2003.
Select Start>Setting (Printers) for Windows 2000/NT4.0/
98.
2.
Right click the OKI printer icon.
3.
Click Properties>Devise options tab.
4.
Check the options you have installed.
5.
Click Apply. Click OK.
Uninstalling the printer driver
1. Select Start>Control Panel>Printers. Select
Start>Printer and FAX for Windows Server 2003. Select
Start>Setting (Printers) for Windows 2000/NT4.0/Me/
98.
2. Right click the OKI printer icon.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions and select Delete.
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4. Steps 4 and 5 are fro Windows XP/2000/Server 2003.
5. Select File>Server Properties in the Printer (and FAX)
folder.
6. Select the model name at the Drivers tab and click
Delete.
Troubleshooting Setup Failure via Parallel
Connection
Symptom
Resolution
The computer does not support
bidirectional parallel interface.
Use a computer supporting bidirectional parallel interface.
The parallel cable may not match
the port.
Use a IEEEstd1284-1994
compliant bidirectional parallel
interface cable.
Interface is set to DISABLE.
B4500/B4550/B4600: Set
Centronics to ENABLE on the
printer menu. See page
“PARALLEL MENU” on page 40.
B4400: Open the Status Monitor.
On the Printer Setup Tab, click the
Open Configuration button. Click
Parallel Menu, Parallel Enable.
A parallel cable is disconnected.
Connect the parallel cable
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Setup for Macintosh With USB
Connection
Requirements:
A Macintosh computer Rev 8.1 to 9.2.2 and Mac OSX.
Connecting a Cable
A printer cable is not supplied with the printer. You will need a
USB 2.0 cable.
1.
Turn off the Macintosh and the printer.
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1
2.
Insert a USB cable into the USB interface connector (1)
of the printer.
3.
Insert the other end of the cable into the USB interface
connector of the Macintosh.
Setup
1.
Turn ON the printer.
2.
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Click the OKI CD-ROM icon.
4.
Open the Driver folder.
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5.
Double-click Installer for Mac OS.
6.
Select the language.
7.
Accept the license agreement.
8.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Select a printer:
9.
Open the Chooser on the Apple Menu.
10.
Click the Oki Printer icon.
11.
Select your printer.
12.
Close Chooser. A Desktop Printer icon is displayed on the
desktop.
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Setup for Mac OSX via Network
Connection
Requirements:
To print from Mac OS X, three methods are available:
• Ether Talk
• TCP/IP
• Bonjour (Rendezvous for Mac OS x 10.3 or earlier)
Connecting a Cable
An internet cable and a hub is not supplied with the printer.
You will need a internet cable and a hub (Category 5, twistedpair cable and straight type) separately.
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1.
2.
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Turn OFF the Macintosh and the printer.
Connect the printer to the Network.
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Setup
EtherTalk Protocol
1.
Turn ON the printer.
2.
Start the Mac.
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3.
Choose System Environment setting>Networks.
4.
Select Views>Network port Setting and make sure
Internal Ethernet is checked.
5.
Choose the Views>Internal Ethernet. On the AppleTalk
tab, make sure AppleTalk is checked.
Install the Printer Driver:
1.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the Macintosh CD-ROM
drive.
2.
Open the Driver folder.
3.
Double-click Installer for Mac OS X.
4.
Input the administrator name and click OK.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
Add the Printer:
1.
On the hard disk select Applications>Utilities folder, and
double-click Printer Setting Utility. (For Mac OS X 10.2 or
earlier, select the Print Center.
2.
Click Add (Add the printer, for Mac OS X 10.1.5 or
earlier).
3.
Click Other Printers.
4.
Select AppleTalk.
5.
Select the printer name and click Add.
6.
Make sure that the printer name is shown in the Printer
List.
7.
Close the Printer Setting Utility.
TCP/IP Protocol
1.
Turn on the printer.
2.
Start the Macintosh.
3.
Choose System Environment>Network.
4.
Select Views>Network port Setting and make sure
Internal Ethernet is checked.
5.
Select Views>Internal Ethernet on the TCP/IP tab. Input
the IP address, subnet mask, etc. and click Apply now.
NOTE: Select Refer to DHCP Server if IP Address is
automatically obtained from the DHCP server.
Set the IP Address in the printer:
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NOTE: Proceed to Install the Printer Driver if the IP address
has been set in Windows or obtained automatically.
1.
Turn on the printer.
2.
Press the Menu button several time to display NETWORK.
3.
Press the Item+ or Item- several times to display TCP/IP
ENABLE.
4.
Press the Select to set TCP/ENABLE (an * appears to the
right.
5.
Press Item+ or Item- to indicate IP1/4.
6.
Press Value+ or Value- to display the first digit value of
the IP address.
7.
Press Select to add * to the value.
8.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 to set IP 2/4 to IP 4/4, MASK 1/4 to
Mask 4/4, (Subnet mask), Gate 1/4 to Gate 4/4,
(Gateway address).
9.
Press On-line.
Install the Printer Driver:
1.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the Macintosh CD-ROM
drive.
2.
Open the Driver folder.
3.
Double-click Installer for Mac OS X.
4.
Input the administrator name and click OK.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
Add the Printer:
1.
On the hard disk select Applications>Utilities folder, and
double-click Printer Setting Utility. (For Mac OS X 10.2 or
earlier, select the Print Center.
2.
Click Add (Add the printer, for Mac OS X 10.1.5 or
earlier).
3.
Click Other Printers.
4.
Select OKI TCP/IP.
5.
Select the printer name and click Add.
6.
Make sure that the printer name is shown in the Printer
List.
7.
Close the Printer Setting Utility.
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Bonjour (Rendezvous) Protocol
1.
Turn on the printer.
2.
Start the Macintosh.
3.
Choose System Environment>Network.
4.
Select Views>Network port Setting.
5.
Select Views>Network Port Setting. (Network Port in
operation for Mac OS X 10.1.5 or earlier). Make sure
Internal Ethernet is checked.
Install the Printer Driver:
1.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the Macintosh CD-ROM
drive.
2.
Open the Driver folder.
3.
Double-click Installer for Mac OS X.
4.
Input the administrator name and click OK.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to install.
Add the Printer:
6.
On the hard disk select Applications>Utilities folder, and
double-click Printer Setting Utility. (For Mac OS X 10.2 or
earlier, select the Print Center.
7.
Click Add (Add the printer, for Mac OS X 10.1.5 or
earlier).
8.
Select Rendezvous for Mac OS X 10.3 or earlier.
9.
Select the printer name in Printer Types, and select a
printer name to be used for Mac OS X 10.3 or earlier.
Click Add.
A printer name is “OKI B4500n” plus the last 6 digits of the MAC
address.
10.
Make sure that the printer name is shown in the Printer
List.
11.
Close the Printer Setting Utility.
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Setup for Mac OS X via USB Connection
Requirements:
A Macintosh computer Rev 8.1 to 9.2.2 and Mac OSX.
Connecting a Cable
A printer cable is not supplied with the printer. You will need a
USB 2.0 cable.
1.
Turn off the Macintosh and the printer.
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1
2.
Insert a USB cable into the USB interface connector (1)
of the printer.
3.
Insert the other end of the cable into the USB interface
connector of the Macintosh.
Setup
1.
Turn ON the printer.
2.
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Click the OKI CD-ROM icon.
4.
Open the Driver folder.
5.
Double-click Installer for Mac OS X in the Driver folder.
6.
Input administrator’s name and click OK.
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7.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install.
Setup in the Printer Setting Utility
8.
Select Applications on the hard disk Utilities folder, and
double-click Printer Setting Utility in the folder (doubleclick Printer Center in the Utilities folder of Applications
for Mac OS x 10.2 or earlier version).
9.
Click Add (Add the printer for Mac OSx 10.2 or earlier
version).
10.
Click Add at No available Printer screen when a new
printer is added.
11.
When a printer name is displayed, select it and click
Delete.
12.
Click Other Printers.
13.
Select OKI USB. Select USB for Mac OS 10.1.5 or earlier
version.
14.
Select OKI Data USB Printer displayed in Types.
15.
Check that the printer name added in Printer List is
displayed, and close Printer Setting Utilities.
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Paper recommendations
For guidance on the media you can use with your printer,
which input tray and which ejection method to use, see the
section entitled “Paper and tray information” in the
“Specifications” chapter.
Paper and envelope types
We recommends the following guidelines when selecting paper
and envelopes for use in your printer:
• Paper and envelopes should be stored flat and away from
moisture, direct sunlight and heat sources.
• Use a smooth finished paper such as copier or laser type
paper with a Sheffield (smoothness) rating of 250 or
less. If in doubt, please ask your paper supplier.
• Use envelopes designed for use in laser type printers.
• The use of heavily laid or textured paper will seriously
affect the life of the image drum.
• Do not use very smooth, shiny/glossy paper.
• Do not use heavily embossed letterhead paper.
• Avoid printing on both sides and putting paper through
the printer twice.
• Avoid using paper with perforations, cut-outs and ragged
edges.
• Do not use envelopes with windows or metal clasps.
• Do not use envelopes with self sealing flaps.
• Avoid using damaged or curled envelopes.
Transparencies and adhesive labels
The manufacturer of this printer recommends the following
guidelines when selecting transparencies and adhesive labels
for use in your printer:
• Always use manual feed.
• Always use rear output.
• Media must be designed for use in laser printers or
photocopiers and must be able to withstand 200°C
(390°F) for 0.1 sec.
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• Do not use media designed for use in color laser printers
and photocopiers
• Labels should cover entire carrier sheet.
• Carrier sheet or adhesive must not be exposed to any
part of the printer.
Installing paper
NOTE: If you are topping up the paper in a paper tray, it is
recommended that you remove the remaining paper from the
tray first then add the new paper stock followed by the paper
you removed. This ensures that the oldest paper is used first
to help prevent paper jams.
1.
Remove the paper tray from the bottom of the printer
and place plain paper in the tray, keeping the level of the
paper in the tray below the guide arrowheads shown on
the paper guides (1)
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NOTE: Load letterhead paper face down and top edge
towards the front of the paper tray.
NOTE: If you are installing legal size paper, open out the
paper tray extender located at the rear of the paper tray.
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2.
Adjust the rear paper support (2) to the size of paper you
are using by gripping the lugs (3), tilting and sliding the
support forwards or backwards as necessary
3.
Adjust the paper guides (1). It is important to adjust the
paper guides correctly to ensure that the paper is not
skewed in the print process. Paper jams may occur if this
operation is not carried out correctly.
4.
Replace the tray in the printer. The paper level indicator
(4) provides a visual indication of how much paper is left
in the tray.
NOTE: If you have the optional second paper tray (Tray 2)
and you are printing from the first (upper) tray (Tray 1), you
can pull out the second (lower) tray to reload it. However, if
printing from the second (lower) tray, do not pull out the first
(upper) tray as this will result in a paper jam.
Face up and face down printing
For face down printing, make sure the rear paper exit tray is
closed (the paper exits from the top of the printer). The paper
exit bin on the top of the printer stacks printed pages face
down, capacity 150 sheets of 20 lb. paper. Pages printed in
reading order (page 1 first) will be sorted in reading order (last
page on top, facing down).
For face up printing, make sure the face up rear paper exit tray
is open and the paper guide is extended if required. In this
condition, paper will exit via this path, regardless of driver
settings. Paper is stacked in reverse order, capacity 50 sheets
of 20 lb. paper.
Always use this tray and the manual feed tray for heavyweight
stocks to reduce the possibility of paper jams.
Automatic feed sequence
Ensure that the Autotray function is set to ON (default) when
you have either or both optional feed trays installed. In this
way, if a tray runs out of paper, automatic feed will take place
in the order Tray 1, Tray 2 (if installed), provided that these
trays are set up for identical media.
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Printing envelopes
1.
Pull out the rear paper exit tray (1) until it locks and lift
out the paper guide (2).
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2
1
3
2.
Pull down the manual feed tray (3) and adjust the paper
guides to the width of the envelope.
3.
Insert the envelope, flap down and to the left, until the
printer grips it.
4.
Set envelope size and landscape orientation in your
software, then issue the print command.
Heavyweight paper or cardstock
The normal paper path from a main paper tray to the top
output stack involves two complete U-turns. This may
sometimes cause very heavyweight paper or cardstock to jam
or misfeed.
Use the manual feed (multi-purpose) tray to feed this type of
paper and the rear paper exit to collect printed output. This
gives a nearly straight paper path through the machine and
may prove more reliable in this type of application.
Paper feed, size and media setting
The process used to fuse (fix) the printed image to the paper
involves a mixture of pressure and heat. Too much heat will
cause lightweight paper to crease or curl, and corrugations in
transparencies. Too little heat will cause the image not to fuse
fully into heavyweight paper.
NOTE: Although media properties can be set in the printer
driver for particular jobs, when filling a tray with media it is
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recommended that you manually set the printer to match the
media as described here.
B4400
The print quality for different types of paper is adjusted by
changing the media type as follows:
1.
Start the Status Monitor.
2.
Click on [Printer Setup] tab - [Printer Menu] button [Paper] tab. Click on the button for the paper tray being
used. Adjust the media type to the required setting and,
if necessary, the paper size to the size of the paper being
used.
3.
Click on the [Apply] button, [Close] button then [OK]
button to set the printer to the new media type and
printing quality.
Printing transparencies
When printing transparencies, the manual feed must be used
and the media type changed to transparencies as follows:
Damage to the printer may occur if the incorrect setting is used
when printing transparencies.
1.
Open the manual feed on the printer and place the
transparency face up between the paper guides.
2.
Adjust the paper guides to the width of the transparency.
3.
Start the Status Monitor.
4.
Click on [Printer Setup] tab - [Printer Menu] button [Paper tab] - [Manual Feed] button. Adjust the media
type to Transparency and the paper size to the size of the
transparency being used.
5.
Click on the [Apply] button, [Close] button then [OK]
button to set the printer for transparencies.
NOTE: Remember to reset the printer for normal paper after
printing transparencies.
B4500, B4550, B4600
Using the control panel on your printer, you can choose:
• which paper to use
• the size of the paper you wish to use
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• the weight of the paper (thickness)
• the type of paper
NOTE:
1. If the settings in the printer differ from those selected on your
computer, the printer will not print and the LCD will display an
error message.
2. The following printer settings are given as a guide only. Some
software applications require the paper feed, size and media
settings to be selected from within the application (page
setup).
3. Although media properties can be set in the printer driver for
particular jobs, it is recommended that when filling a tray
with media you manually set the printer to match the media
as described here.
Paper feed selection
The paper feed, paper size, paper weight and media type can
be set manually on the printer using the control panel as
follows.
1.
Press the Online button to return the printer to offline
status.
2.
Press the Menu button repeatedly until PRINT MENU is
displayed, then press the Select button.
3.
Press the Item button until the required paper feed is
displayed.
4.
Press the Select button. A plus (+) appears next to the
selected paper feed.
NOTE: When the AUTO TRAY SWITCH is set to ON and more
than one paper tray is installed, paper feed automatically
switches to the next available paper tray, providing non-stop
printing.
Paper size
Set the paper size as follows.
NOTE:
1. When using paper trays, standard paper sizes are recognized
automatically with CASSETTE SIZE (default setting) selected.
Paper size need only be set for custom paper sizes.
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2. When using the manual feed tray, the paper size has to be
selected.
1.
Press the Online button to return the printer to offline
status.
2.
Press the Menu button until PRINT MENU is displayed,
then press the Select button.
3.
Press either Item (+) or (–) button repeatedly until
EDIT SIZE is displayed.
4.
Press either Value (+) or (–) button until the required
paper size is displayed, then press the Select button. A
plus (+) appears next to the selected paper size.
5.
Press the Online button to return the printer to ONLINE status.
6.
Select the correct paper settings in the printer driver
before printing the file.
Specifying Media type and weight
You can set media weight in the Printer Menu [Media Weight] using
the Operator Panel (B4500, B4550, B4600). You can also set values
in the printer driver.
NOTE: Values set in the printer driver take priority over
values set from the operator panel.
This table defines the setting values of media weight and type.
Media Types
Weight
Regular paper
Ream weight 16-19 lb.
55-64kg (64-74kg/m2)
LIGHT
Ream weight 18-19 lb.
55-64kg (64-74g/m2)
MEDIUM LIGHT
Ream weight 20-23 lb.
65-75kg
(75-104g/m2)
MEDIUM
Ream weight 24-27 lb.
76-89kg (88-104g/m2) (feed from MP
Tray, rear exit only)
Operator Panel/
Printer Driver
MEDIUM HEAVY
HEAVY
Ream weight 28-32 lb.
90-103 kg (105-120g/m2)
Postcard
(Feed from MP Tray, Rear exit only)
HEAVY
Label
Transparency
LABELS
Transparency
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CAUTION! If media type or media weight are not correctly set,
print quality deteriorates and the fuser roller may be damaged.
Set media type and weight on the printer as follows:
1.
Press the Online button to return the printer to off-line
status.
2.
Press the Menu button until MEDIA MENU is displayed,
then press the Select button.
3.
Press the Item (+) or (–) button until MEDIA TYPE or
MEDIA WEIGHT for the required tray is displayed.
4.
Press the Value (+) or (–) button until the required
paper type or weight is displayed, then press the Select
button. A plus (+) appears next to the selected paper
type or weight.
5.
Press the Online button to return the printer back to
online status.
Select the correct paper settings in the printer driver before
printing the file.
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Interfaces
Your printer is equipped with a selection of data interfaces:
1.
Parallel – For direct connection to a PC. This port
requires a bi-directional (IEEE 1384 compliant) parallel
cable.
2.
USB – For connection to a PC running Windows 98 or
above (not Windows 95 upgraded to Windows 98) or
Macintosh. This port requires a cable conforming to USB
version 2.0 or above.
3.
The operation of a printer is not assured if a USBcompatible device is connected concurrently with other
USB-compatible machines.
4.
When connecting multiple printers of the same type, they
appear as *****, ***** (2), ***** (3), etc. These
numbers depend on the order of connecting or turning on
each printer.
5.
Serial – for direct connection to a device that uses serial
printing (available as an option for the B4500, B4550 and
B4600). Note: cannot be used with the Ethernet card.
6.
Ethernet – For network cable connection; standard on
network models. (available as an option on non-network
models)
7.
If you are connecting your printer directly to a
standalone computer proceed to the chapter entitled
“Printer Drivers.”
If your printer is to be installed as a network printer, please
refer to the User’s Guide for the network interface card for
further details on how to configure the network connection
before installing the printer drivers.
NOTE: Administrator’s authority is required when installing a
network connection.
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Printer Drivers
This chapter describes how to install a printer driver on two
types of operating system – Windows, and Macintosh.
The printer drivers are all contained on the printer driver CDROM. Please refer to the readme file on this CD for the latest
information on printer driver installation.
NOTE: For information specific to a network installation, see
the Network User Guide on the CD-ROM supplied with your
printer. Click the Documentation/Network User’s Guide
buttons in the Menu Installer.
NOTE: For step by step instructions, see the Software
Installation Guide included with your printer.
Windows operating systems
Install the printer driver using The Menu Installer on the CDROM included with your printer.
1.
Insert the printer driver CD-ROM supplied with your
printer into your CD-ROM drive. The CD will autorun. (If
it doesn’t, click [Start] - [Run] - [Browse]. Browse to
your CD-ROM driver and double-click Install.exe, click
OK.
2.
Select your language.
3.
Select the printer model.
4.
Accept the License Agreement.
5.
The Installer screen appears.
6.
Click Install Driver (B4400: Install Driver and Status
Monitor).
7.
Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your printer
driver installation.
Installed options
Certain options may have been installed in your printer. For
those that are installed, check that they appear enabled on the
Menu Map (See “Confirming current settings” in “Operator
Panels”.)
Ensure that your options are set up in the printer driver(s) by
making the appropriate settings on the Device Options tab
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(PCL emulation) and/or Device Settings tab (PS emulation)
described in the “Operation.” chapter.
Macintosh
Install the Driver
1.
Turn on the printer, then turn on the computer.
2.
Place the CD supplied with the printer in the CD-ROM
drive.
3.
Double-click the CD icon that appears on the desktop.
4.
Open the MAC folder (OSX or OS9).
5.
Double-click your language.
6.
Double-click the OKI Mac Installer icon for your printer
model. The Installer displays with the driver preselected.
7.
Select any utilities you want to install. Click Install.
Adding the Printer
1.
Run the Print Center or Print Setup Utility. Click Add.
2.
Click More Printers.
3.
Select OKI USB, OKI TCP/IP, or Rendezvous/Bonjour
from the drop-down menu.
4.
If you are using USB, select OKI USB and disregard step
4.
5.
Enter the printer’s IP address.
6.
Select the printer model. Click Add.
7.
Quit the Print Center.
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Operation
This chapter provides a broad outline of how to operate your
printer from either a Windows or a Macintosh environment. In
the Windows environment, PCL emulation is available on the
B4400, B4500, B4550 and B4600 printer models. PS is
available as an option on the B4500, B4550 and B4600
models.
Printer settings in Windows
NOTE: The illustrations in this guide relate to Windows 2000
PCL and PS emulations – other operating system windows
may appear slightly different but the principles are the same.
The operator panel controlled menus and Status Monitor
controlled menus (described in the chapter entitled “Operator
panels”) provide access to many options.
The Windows printer driver also contains settings for many of
these items. Where items in the printer driver are the same as
those in the operator panel and Status Monitor menus, and you
print documents from Windows, the settings in the Windows
printer driver will override those settings in the operator panel
and Status Monitor menus.
Printing preferences in Windows applications
When you choose to print your document from a Windows
application program a Print dialogue box appears. This
dialogue usually specifies the name of the printer on which you
will print your document. Next to the printer name is a
Properties button.
When you click Properties, a new window opens which
contains a short list of the printer settings available in the
driver, which you can choose for this document. The settings
available from within your application are only those which you
may want to change for specific applications or documents.
Settings you change here will usually only last for as long as
the particular application program is running.
PCL emulation
The tabs available are the Setup Tab, the Job Options Tab
and the Image Tab.
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Setup tab
setupweight1.jpg
1.
Paper size should be the same as the page size of your
document (unless you wish to scale the printout to fit
another size), and should also be the same as the size of
paper you will feed into the printer.
2.
You can choose the source of the paper to feed, which
may be Tray 1 (the standard paper tray), Manual Feed,
or Tray 2 (if you have the optional second paper tray
installed). You can also click on the appropriate part of
the screen graphic to select your preferred tray.
3.
If you select manual, the Weight selection box becomes
visible. You can leave the setting at Printer Setting or
select as required.
4.
A variety of document finishing options can be selected,
such as normal one page per sheet, or N-up (where N
can be 2 or 4) for printing scaled down pages at more
than one page per sheet.
5.
If you have changed some printing preferences before
and saved them as a set, you can recall them to avoid
having to set them individually each time you need them.
6.
A single on-screen button restores the default settings.
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Job Options tab
joboptions1.jpg
1.
The output resolution of the printed page can be set as
follows.
• The highest quality setting prints at 600 x 1200dpi.
This option requires the most printer memory and
takes the longest to print.
• The normal setting prints at 600 x 600dpi and is
adequate for all but the most discerning applications.
• The fast setting prints at 300 x 300dpi and is suitable
for draft documents, where print quality is less critical.
2.
Page orientation can be set to either portrait (tall) or
landscape (wide) or landscape rotated by 180 degrees.
3.
You can print watermark text behind the main page
image. This is useful for marking documents as draft,
confidential, etc.
4.
In Raster (bitmap) mode, processing of the page image
is done in the computer leaving little processing for the
printer to do, although the file size may be large. In
Vector mode, file sizes may be smaller and so
transmission over a network, for example, may be faster.
These effects are more pronounced for graphics printing
than for text printing.
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5.
You can set a degree of toner saving for particular print
jobs.
6.
You can select up to 999 copies to print consecutively,
although you will need to reload the paper tray during
such a long print run.
7.
Your printed pages can be scaled to fit larger or smaller
stationery.
8.
A single on-screen button restores the default settings.
Image tab
image1.jpg
1.
Dithering produces an intermediate greyscale by
adjusting the combination of dots used in printing.
Selecting a setting determines the degree of detail with
which a graphics image will be printed. Mesh determines
that a screen of dots is used for dithering while Line Art
determines that an array of lines is used for dithering.
2.
Select dithering texture by setting the size of dots used
in the halftone screen.
3.
Set this control to print greyscale effects in black without
dithering.
4.
You can manually adjust lightness (the higher the setting
the lighter the print) and contrast (the higher the setting
the greater the contrast).
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PS emulation
For B4500, B4550 and B4600 printers with the PostScript
3 option installed.
The tabs available are the Layout Tab, the Paper/Quality Tab
and the Job Options Tab.
Layout tab
pslayout1.jpg
1.
Page orientation can be set to portrait (tall), landscape
(wide) or landscape rotated by 180 degrees.
2.
Printed page order can be set as front to back or back to
front of the document.
3.
Set the number of pages to be printed on a single sheet.
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4.
Click the Advanced button to be able to set further
document options as follows:
psadvdoc.jpg
1.
Select the required printed paper size.
2.
You can substitute another font for TrueType Font.
3.
You can set other document options as required,
including PostScript options and printer features.
Paper/Quality tab
pspaperqual1.jpg
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You can set the paper source or leave it as automatic selection
and by using the Advanced button you have access to the
same set of options as described above for the Layout Tab.
Job Options tab
psjoboptions.jpg
1.
The output resolution of the printed page can be set as
follows.
• The highest Fine setting prints at 600 x 1200dpi. This
option requires the most printer memory and takes the
longest to print.
• The Normal setting prints at 600 x 600dpi and is
adequate for all but the most discerning applications.
• The Fast setting prints at 300 x 300dpi and is suitable
for draft documents, where print quality is less critical.
2.
You can print watermark text behind the main page
image. This is useful for marking documents as draft,
confidential, etc.
3.
You can set a degree of toner saving for particular print
jobs.
4.
You can select up to 999 copies to print consecutively,
although you will need to top up the paper tray during
such a long print run.
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5.
Your printed pages can be scaled to fit larger or smaller
stationery.
6.
Using the Advanced button gives you access to the
facility to set mirror image printing or negative image
printing.
7.
A single on-screen button restores the default settings.
Setting from Windows Control Panel
When you open the driver properties window directly from
Windows, rather than from within an application program, a
somewhat more extensive range of settings is provided.
Changes made here will generally affect all documents you
print from Windows applications, and will be remembered from
one Windows session to the next.
PCL emulation
The main tabs are the General Tab, Advanced Tab and Device
Options Tab.
General tab
general1.jpg
1.
This area lists some of the main features of your printer,
including optional items.
2.
This button opens the same windows as described earlier
for items which can be set from within application
programs. Changes you make here, however, will
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become the new default settings for all Windows
applications.
3.
This button prints a test page to ensure that your printer
is working.
NOTE: The above features are provided by the Windows 2000
operating system and will vary with other operating systems.
Advanced tab
advanced1.jpg
1.
You can specify which times of day your printer will be
available.
2.
Indicates current priority, from 1 (lowest) to 99
(highest). Highest priority documents will print first.
3.
Specifies that documents should be spooled (stored in a
special print file) before being printed. The document is
then printed in the background, allowing your application
program to become available more quickly. Options
follow:
This specifies that printing should not start until the last
page has been spooled. If your application program needs
a lot of time for further computation in the middle of
printing, causing the print job to pause for more than a
short period, the printer could prematurely assume that
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the document has finished. Selecting this option would
prevent that situation, but printing will be completed a
little later, as the start is delayed.
This is the opposite choice to the one above. Printing
starts as soon as possible after the document begins
spooling.
4.
This specifies that the document should not be spooled,
but printed directly. Your application will not normally be
ready for further use until the print job is complete. This
requires less disk space on your computer, since there is
no spool file.
5.
Directs the spooler to check the document setup and
match it to the printer setup before sending the
document to print. If a mismatch is detected, the
document is held in the print queue and does not print
until the printer setup is changed and the document
restarted from the print queue. Mismatched documents
in the queue will not prevent correctly matched
documents from printing.
6.
Specifies that the spooler should favor documents which
have completed spooling when deciding which document
to print next, even if completed documents are lower
priority than documents which are still spooling. If no
documents have completed spooling, the spooler will
choose larger spooling documents over shorter ones. Use
this option if you want to maximize printer efficiency.
When this option is disabled the spooler chooses
documents based only on their priority settings.
7.
Specifies that the spooler should not delete documents
after they are completed. This allows documents to be
re-submitted to the printer from the spooler instead of
printing again from the application program. If you use
this option frequently it will require large amounts of disk
space on your computer.
8.
Specifies whether advanced features, such as pages per
sheet, are available, depending on your printer. For
normal printing keep this option enabled. If compatibility
problems occur you can disable the feature. However,
these advanced options may then not be available, even
though the hardware might support them.
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9.
10.
This button provides access to the same setup windows
as when printing from applications. Changes made via
the Windows Control Panel become the Windows default
settings.
You can design and specify a separator page that prints
between documents. This is particularly useful on a
shared printer to help each user find their own
documents in the output stack.
NOTE: The above features are provided by the Windows 2000
operating system and will vary with other operating systems.
Device Options tab
deviceoption1.jpg
In this window you can select which optional upgrades are
installed on your printer. See the chapter entitled “Installing
Options.”
PS emulation
For B4500, B4550 and B4600 printers with the PostScript
3 option installed.
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The main tabs are the General Tab, Advanced Tab and Device
Settings Tab. The General and Advanced tabs are the same as
for PCL emulation described earlier.
Device Settings tab
psdevsettgs.jpg
1.
You can set the desired paper sizes in each of the
available paper feed trays.
2.
You can make a variety of font settings depending on
your application.
3.
You can set which optional upgrades are installed on your
printer. See the chapter entitled “Installing Options.”
Printer settings in Macintosh
Refer to the readme file on the drivers CD, and the online help
provided in the driver software.
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Consumables and maintenance
This section deals with the replacement of the toner cartridge
and image drum and general maintenance.
Consumable order details
Item
Order No.
Toner: 4400, B4500, B4550, B4600
43502301
Toner: B4550 and B4600 only (Higher
Yield)
43502001
Image drum
43501901
Always use genuine OKI consumables.
When to replace the toner cartridge
B4400
Replace the toner cartridge after Toner Low displays in the
printer Status Monitor. Also, the Error LED indicator slowly
blinks when toner is low. After Toner Low displays, the printer
will print about 100 more pages then display Toner Empty and
stop printing. Printing will resume after a new toner cartridge
has been installed.
B4500, B4550, B4600
When the toner is running low, TONER LOW is displayed in the
operator panel LCD. If printing continues without replacing the
toner cartridge, CHANGE TONER is displayed and printing is
cancelled. Printing will resume after a new toner cartridge has
been installed.
Replacing the toner cartridge
It is recommended that you clean the LED array at the same
time as you change the toner cartridge.
The toner used in this printer is a very fine dry powder
contained in the toner cartridge.
Have a sheet of paper handy so that you have somewhere to
place the used cartridge while you install the new one.
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Dispose of the old cartridge responsibly, inside the pack that
the new one came in. Follow any regulations,
recommendations, etc., which may be in force concerning
waste recycling.
If you do spill any toner powder, lightly brush it off. If this is
not enough, use a cool, damp cloth to remove any residue. Do
not use hot water, and never use solvents of any kind. They
will make stains permanent.
WARNING! If you inhale any toner or get it in your eyes, drink
a little water or bathe your eyes liberally in cold water. Seek
medical attention immediately.
Switch off the printer and allow the fuser to cool for about
10 minutes before opening the top cover.
1.
Press the top cover release button and open the printer’s
top cover fully.
WARNING! If the printer has been powered on, the fuser may
be hot. This area is clearly labelled. Do not touch.
2.
Pull the colored lever on the right side of the toner
cartridge towards the front of the printer to close the
cartridge then remove the used toner cartridge.
3.
Follow the installation instructions on or inside the box
containing the new toner cartridge to install the new
cartridge.
4.
Gently wipe the LED array surface with the LED lens
cleaner that came with the new toner cartridge or soft
tissue.
5.
Close the top cover and press it down to latch it closed.
When to replace the image drum
B4400
When the drum reaches 90% of its life, a CHANGE DRUM
message is displayed in the printer Status Monitor. Also, the
Error LED indicator slowly blinks when the image drum
requires changing. Change the image drum when the print
becomes faint or begins to deteriorate.
B4500, B4550, B4600
When the drum reaches 90% of its life, a CHANGE DRUM
message is displayed in the operator panel LCD. Change the
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image drum when the print becomes faint or begins to
deteriorate.
Replacing the image drum
It is recommended that you change the toner cartridge and
clean the LED array at the same time as you change the image
drum.
CAUTION! The green image drum surface at the base of the
cartridge is very delicate and light sensitive. Do not touch it and
do not expose it to normal room light for more than 5 minutes.
If the drum unit needs to be out of the printer for longer than
this, please wrap the cartridge inside a black plastic bag to keep
it away from light. Never expose the drum to direct sunlight or
very bright room lighting. Always hold the image drum unit by
the ends or from the top.
1.
Press the cover release and open the printer’s top cover
fully.
WARNING! If the printer has been powered on, the fuser may
be hot. This area is clearly labeled. Do not touch.
2.
Remove the used image drum and toner cartridge.
3.
Follow the installation instructions on or inside the box
containing the new image drum to install the new image
drum.
4.
Gently wipe the LED array surface with the LED lens
cleaner that came with the new toner cartridge, or wipe
with a soft tissue.
5.
Close the top cover and press it down to latch it closed.
Generating a cleaning page
If the printed page shows signs of fading, streaking or erratic
marks, the problem may be cleared by generating a drum
cleaning page as follows.
B4400
Using the printer Status Monitor
6.
Start the Status Monitor for the printer.
7.
Click on [Printer Setup] tab - [Printer Menu] button [Test Print tab] - [Cleaning] button.
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8.
Open the manual feed tray and insert a sheet of letter
size plain paper between the paper guides, then click the
[OK] button.
9.
The printer grips the paper and prints a cleaning page.
10.
If subsequent printing appears faded or uneven, try
replacing the toner cartridge.
Using the OnLine button
1.
Press the OnLine button to take the printer off line.
2.
Open the manual feed tray and insert a sheet of letter
size plain paper between the paper guides.
3.
Press and hold down the OnLine button for at least five
seconds.
4.
The printer grips the paper and prints a cleaning page.
5.
Return the printer on line by pressing the OnLine button.
6.
If subsequent printing appears faded or uneven, try
replacing the toner cartridge.
B4500, B4550, B4600
1.
Press the Online button to return the printer to off-line
status.
2.
Open the manual feed tray and insert a sheet of letter
size plain paper between the paper guides.
3.
Press the Menu button repeatedly until MAINTENANCE
MENU is displayed, then press the Select button.
4.
Press the Item button until CLEANING PAGE is
displayed.
5.
Press the Select button.
6.
The printer grips the paper and prints a cleaning page.
7.
Return the printer on line by pressing the Online button.
8.
If subsequent printing appears faded or uneven, try
replacing the toner cartridge.
Cleaning the LED array
Clean the LED array whenever a new toner cartridge is
installed or if there are faded vertical areas or light printing
down a page.
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Wipe the LED array gently with the cleaning pad that came
with the new toner cartridge or use an anti-static cleaning pad
that is generally available for computer cleaning.
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Troubleshooting
Status and error messages
Your printer has been designed to give you helpful status
feedback not only during normal operation, but also if a
printing problem occurs so that you can take appropriate
corrective action.
B4400
Both status and error messages are displayed in your chosen
language in the Status Monitor, error messages being
accompanied by the appropriate flashing of the Error
indicator. You can set the Status Monitor to pop up on your
computer screen when an alert condition occurs from the
Preferences tab in the Status Monitor.
B4500, B4550, B4600
The LCD on the printer operator panel provides the selfexplanatory status and error messages in your chosen
language. The Ready indicator goes out when an error
message appears.
Paper Jams
Provided that you follow the recommendations in this guide on
use of print media, and you keep the media in good condition
prior to use, your printer should give years of reliable service.
However, paper jams occasionally do occur, and this section
explains how to clear them quickly and simply.
Jams can occur due to paper misfeeding from a paper tray or
at any point on the paper path through the printer. When a jam
occurs, the printer immediately stops, and the operator panel
informs you of the event. If printing multiple pages (or copies),
do not assume that having cleared an obvious sheet that
others will not also be stopped somewhere along the path.
These must also be removed in order to clear the jam fully and
restore normal operation.
The printer may experience a paper jam in one of three areas.
• INPUT JAM - paper has failed to leave the selected feed
tray and enter the internal paper path of the printer. A
typical message indicates a paper jam and identifies the
tray to check.
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• FEED JAM - paper has entered the printer but failed to
reach the exit. A typical message indicates a paper jam
and advises you to open the top cover for access.
• EXIT JAM - paper has reached the exit but has failed to
exit completely from the printer. A typical message
indicates an exit jam and advises you to open the top
cover for access.
Input jam
1.
Remove the paper tray from the printer.
2.
Remove any crumpled or folded paper.
3.
Remove any paper from the underside of the printer.
4.
Replace the paper tray.
After successful removal of any damaged or misfed paper, the
printer should continue printing.
Feed jam or exit jam
1.
Remove the tray and clear any misfed sheets as given
above.
2.
Open the top cover.
WARNING! The fuser area will be hot. This area is clearly
marked. Do not touch it.
CAUTION! Never expose the image drum unit to light for more
than 5 minutes. Never expose the image drum unit to direct
sunlight. Always hold the image drum unit by the ends or from
the top. Never touch the surface of the green drum inside the
image drum unit.
1.
Carefully lift out the image drum, complete with the
toner cartridge. Be careful not to touch or scratch the
green drum surface.
2.
Remove any jammed sheets from the paper path.
3.
Re-install the image drum complete with toner cartridge,
ensuring that it correctly locates into the slots on each
side of the printer.
4.
Close the top cover and press down to latch it closed.
5.
The printer will warm up and commence printing when
ready. The page lost through the jam will normally be
reprinted.
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NOTE: If the edge of the jammed paper protrudes (or can be
seen) from the exit, reinstall the image drum, close the top
cover and switch the printer on. Remove the jammed paper
from the exit when the exit roller begins rotating after a few
seconds after switching on. However, if the jammed paper
cannot be removed, contact a service representative.
Print quality problems
Before consulting a service representative regarding a print
quality problem, check the table below to see if there is a
solution, or something you might have overlooked.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Blank sheets
printed.
Image drum
cartridge not
properly installed.
Reinstall image drum cartridge.
Empty or missing
toner cartridge.
Install new toner cartridge.
Install new toner cartridge.
Entire page prints Empty toner
faintly.
cartridge. Pages get
fainter when toner
is used up.
LED array is dirty.
Clean LED array.
Page has grey
background.
Change paper to a smoother laser
Static electricity,
generally from dry bond or use a humidifier.
environments,
causes toner to
stick to background.
Page prints all
black.
Hardware problem.
Contact service.
Generate a cleaning page,
Page has
Damaged image
repetitive marks may be
repetitive marks. drum cartridge
temporary.
causes repetitive
marks every 1.6
inches (4.06 cm)
due to surface nicks
and scratches.
Oblong area of
faint print
appears on each
page.
Drop out caused by Change paper stocks, check paper
using paper
storage environment or use a
exposed to high
dehumidifier; check toner level.
humidity.
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Symptom
Problem
Toner is low and
Vertical white
streaking or faint does not distribute
properly, or the
areas on page.
drum is worn out.
Solution
Replace toner cartridge. Check
drum and replace the drum, if
necessary. Contact service.
LED array is dirty.
Clean LED array.
Vertical black
lines.
Hardware problem.
Contact service.
Fuzzy print.
LED array is dirty.
Clean LED array.
Distorted print.
Paper path, lamp
assembly, or fusing
unit problem.
Generate cleaning page.
Contact service.
Faded print.
Toner cartridge is
not correctly
installed.
Toner low.
Install toner cartridge correctly.
Dirty rollers; toner
dropped inside
printer or image
drum problem.
Replace image drum and toner.
Contact service.
Smeared or
blotched print.
Printed page is
light/blurred.
Replace toner cartridge.
Is toner low?
Replace toner cartridge.
Is paper meant for
laser printers?
Use recommended paper.
LED array is dirty.
Clean LED array.
Bold characters
and dark lines
are smeared.
Toner is low.
Install new toner cartridge.
Print is darker
than usual.
Darkness setting is
too high.
Change darkness setting.
Pages curl
excessively.
Printing on wrong
side of paper.
Turn paper over in tray. (Note
arrow on paper package). Install
paper print side down in tray.
Moisture in paper.
Improper storage.
Avoid storing paper in areas of
excessive temperature and
humidity. Store paper in protective
wrapping.
High humidity.
Recommended operating
humidity: 20-80%
Software problems
Your software (operating environment, applications and
printer drivers) controls the printing process. Make sure you
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have selected the right driver for use with your printer. See
your software documentation for more information.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Printing is
garbled.
Incorrect driver is
installed.
Install an appropriate driver.
Printer’s output is Much of the printing For maximum speed, use text in
below rated
delays will be
your document and use a printer
speed.
caused by your
resident font.
application.
Sometimes purely
text documents will
print slowly
depending on the
selected fonts and
how they are
transferred to the
printer.
Size of top
margin increases
with each page
printed.
Creeping text.
Number of lines per
page in software is
not equal to number
of lines per page of
printer.
Many software packages assume
66 lines per page, but your
printer’s default is 64. Adjust
software accordingly, or set LINES
Per PAGE in the soft control panel
to equal lines per page in your
software.
Hardware problems
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Graphic image
prints partly on
one page, partly
on the next.
Insufficient printer
memory for this
image at this
resolution.
Change the resolution, reduce the
image size, or install more
memory in your printer.
When you try to
print nothing
happens, but
printer indicates
it is ready to
receive data.
Configuration error. Check cable connection. If more
than one printer is available, make
sure your printer has been
selected.
Garbage prints.
Incorrect cable
configuration. Also,
see Software
Problems.
Check cable configuration,
continuity, and length.
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
Printer freezes or
displays error
message when
computer is
rebooted.
Booting the
computer while the
printer is on can
cause a
communications
error.
Turn printer off before rebooting
computer.
Odors.
Gases are given off
by forms or
adhesives passing
through the hot
fusing unit.
Make sure the forms you use can
withstand heating, and provide
adequate ventilation.
Printer is on but
must warm up
before a job is
printed.
Power Save mode is To eliminate warm up delay,
set on to conserve change Power Save setting
energy. The fuser
must heat up before
you can begin
printing the next
job.
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Installing options
The following options are available to extend the performance
of your printer:
• 10/100 BASE-TX Network Interface Card: to make nonnetwork models network compatible
• 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB RAM DIMM: to extend the
main memory of your printer and speed up the
processing of large files
• RS232 Board: to provide serial interface capability to the
B4500, B4550 and B4600. (Note: cannot be used with
the Network Interface card.
• Multi-purpose Feeder tray: to give your printer the ability
to handle multiple envelopes and specialty papers.
• Second paper tray: to increase your printer’s paper
handling capacity by 500 sheets
• PostScript 3 emulation DIMM: to add PostScript
emulation to the B4500, B4550 and B4600.
Installation procedure
To install any of the above options, follow the detailed
installation sheet that accompanies the option.
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Specifications
General
A summary of the basic characteristics of your printer appears
in the table below:
Item
Specification
Dimensions
See the following section entitled “Overall Dimensions”
Weight
20 lbs (9 kg approximately)
Printing
method
Electro-photographic printing using LEDs as light source
Print color
Monochrome
Print speed
B4400/B4600: 27 pages per minute maximum
B4500/B4550: 24 pages per minute maximum
Resolution
600 x1200 dots per inch
Emulations
PCL, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter.
PS emulation optional for B4500,B4550,B4600.
Interfaces
USB 2.0 full speed
Parallel port in compliance with IEEE 1284-1994
Standard
100BASE-TX/10Base-T;Standard on network models;
option for non-network models
Optional RS232 Serial interface for the B4500, B4550
and B4600
Processor
200 MHz PowerPC
Memory
32 MB, expandable to 288MB
Paper sizes
A4, A5, A6, B5, Letter, Legal 13, Legal 14, Executive,
Custom, Envelopes (5 types)
Paper feed
Automatic feeding via paper trays
Manual feeding of single sheets
Tray 1: 250 sheets
Paper feed
Optional Tray 2: 500 sheets
capacity
at 20 lb (80g/
m²)
Paper output
Face up, Face down depending on paper size, type and
thickness
Paper output Face up: 50 sheets
capacity at 20 Face down: 150 sheets
lb (80g/m²)
Consumables
Toner cartridge, Image drum
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Overall dimensions
dimensions.jpg
14.0"
24.3
15.6
7.9"
Paper and tray information
Feed and ejection methods vary depending on the type, size
and thickness of medium used. Use the chart below and the
notes/symbols/terms on the following page for initial
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guidance. (Minor variations to settings may be necessary
depending on user setup and environmental conditions.)
Feed
Ejection
Cassette
Method
Paper
type
Size
Weight
T1
T2
MPF
MF
FU
FD
Plain
paper
A4
A5
B5
Letter
Executive
L, ML, M
o
o
o
o
o
o
MH, H
x
x
o
o
o
x
o
Legal (13) L, ML, M
Legal (14) MH, H
o
o
x
o
o
x
x
x
o
o
x
A6
L, ML, M
o
x
o
o
o
x
MH, H
x
x
o
o
o
x
Custom
W: 90 –
216
L: 148 –
356
L, ML, M
o
o
o
o
o
o
MH, H
x
x
o
o
o
x
Envelopes Com-9
Com-10
DL
C5
Monarch
Custom
W: 90 –
216
L: 148 –
356
–
x
x
o
o
o
x
Labels
A4
Letter
–
x
x
o
o
o
x
Transpar- A4
encies
Letter
–
x
x
o
o
o
x
Notes/symbols/terms
NOTE:
1. When an optional second paper tray is used, the original tray
is referred to as Tray 1 and the optional tray as Tray 2.
2. It is not possible to use custom paper sizes with the PS driver.
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3. Tray 2 can accommodate paper with width of 5.83 to 8.5
inches (148 to 216mm) and length of 8.26 to 12.4 inches
(210 to 316mm).
4. Paper less than 8 inches (210mm) long should be ejected
face up.
Symbol/Term Meaning
T1
Paper Tray 1
T2
Paper Tray 2 (optional)
MFT
Manual Feed Tray
MPF
Multi-purpose Feeder tray
FU
Face Up printing from the rear of the printer
FD
Face Down printing from the top of the printer
W, L
Width, Length in mm
L
Light paper weight: 16 lb. (60g/m²)
ML
Medium Light paper weight: 18-19lb. (67 - 71g/m²)
M
Medium paper weight: 20-24lb. (75 - 90g/m²)
MH
Medium Heavy paper weight: 25-27lb. (94 - 101g/m²)
H
Heavy paper weight: 28-32lb (105 - 120g/m²)
o
Can be used
x
Cannot be used
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Si necesita más asistencia o tiene preguntas
Visite nuestro sitio web: http://www.okiprintingsolutions.com
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