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This manual is provided for information purposes only. All information included herein is subject to change without notice. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from or related to use of this manual.

© 2000 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

• ML-4500 and Samsung logo are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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• IBM and IBM PC are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

• Microsoft, Windows, Windows 9x, Windows 2000 and Windows NT are trademarks of

Microsoft Corporation.

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• Adobe and Adobe Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems.

• All other brand or product names are trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.

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Contents

1

Introduction

Special Features ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.1

Printer Components –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.2

2

Setting Up Your Printer

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

STEP 3:

STEP 4:

STEP 5:

STEP 6:

STEP 7:

Unpack Your Printer –––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.1

Install the Toner Cartridge ––––––––––––––––––––– 2.2

Load Paper ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.4

Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable ––––– 2.6

Turn on the Printer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.6

Print a Demo Page! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2.7

Install the Printer Software ––––––––––––––––––––– 2.7

3

Using Control Panel

Control Panel Buttons –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.1

Control Panel Lights ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.3

4

Print Media

Choosing Paper and Other Media ––––––––––––––––––––– 4.1

Selecting the Output Location ––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.4

Loading Paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.5

Printing on Envelopes –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.7

Printing on Heavy Paper –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.9

Printing on Labels –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.10

Printing on Transparencies ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.11

Printing on Preprinted Paper ––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.12

Printing on Card Stocks –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.13

5

Printing Tasks

Printing a Document ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.1

Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper –––––––––– 5.6

Setting Print Resolution –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.7

Using Toner Save Mode –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.8

Using Power Save Mode –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.9

Using Other Graphic Options ––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.10

Reprinting the Last Page –––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.12

Printing on a Network Environment ––––––––––––––––––– 5.13

6

Maintaining Your Printer

Maintaining Toner Cartridge ––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.1

Cleaning the Printer ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.4

7

Problem Solving

Troubleshooting Checklist ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.1

Solving General Printing Problems –––––––––––––––––––– 7.2

Clearing Paper Jams ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.6

Solving Print Quality Problems –––––––––––––––––––––– 7.11

Troubleshooting Error Messages ––––––––––––––––––––– 7.17

Common Windows Problems –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.19

Appendix

Printer Specifications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.1

Paper Specifications –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.2

Installing Software from Diskette –––––––––––––––––––– A.10

Linux Driver Installation ––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A.13

INDEX

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Environmental and Safety Consideration

Laser Safety Statement

The printer is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR, chapter 1

Subchapter J for Class I(1) laser products, and elsewhere is certified as a Class I laser product conforming to the requirements of IEC 825.

Class I laser products are not considered to be hazardous. The laser system and printer are designed so there is never any human access to laser radiation above a Class I level during normal operation, user maintenance, or prescribed service condition.

WARNING

Never operate or service the printer with the protective cover removed from Laser/Scanner assembly. The reflected beam, although invisible, can damage your eyes.

CAUTION - INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN THIS COVER OPEN. DO

NOT OPEN THIS COVER.

VORSICHT - UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET. NICHT

DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.

ATTENTION - RAYONNEMENT LASER INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.EXPOSITION DAN

GEREUSE AU FAISCEAU.

ATTENZIONE -RADIAZIONE LASER INVISIBILE IN CASO DI APERTURA.

EVITARE L’ESPOSIZIONE AL FASCIO.

PRECAUCION -RADIACION LASER IVISIBLE CUANDO SE ABRE. EVITAR EXPONERSE AL

RAYO.

ADVARSEL. - USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING VED ÅBNING NÅR SIKKERHEDSBRYDERE ER

UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ UDSAETTELSE FOR STRÅLNING.

ADVARSEL. - USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. STIRR IKKE INN I

STRÅLEN. UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.

VARNING - OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPAND OCH SPÄRREN ÄR

URKOPPLAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.

VARO! - AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA

NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.

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Environmental and Safety Consideration

Ozone Safety

During normal operation, the Samsung ML-4500 printer produces ozone. the ozone produced does not present a hazard to the operator. However, it is advisable that the machine be operated in a well ventilated area.

If you need additional information about ozone, please request your nearest Samsung dealer.

Power Saver

This printer contains advanced energy conservation technology that reduces power consumption when it is not in active use.

When the printer does not receive data for an extended period of time, power consumption is automatically lowered.

The energy star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.

Radio Frequency Emissions

Fcc Regulations

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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Environmental and Safety Consideration

Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you must first stop operation of the equipment.

Use of shielded cable is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC

Rules.

Canadian Radio Interference Regulations

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital

Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Industry and Science Canada.

Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils

Numériques”, ICES-003 édictée par l’Industrie et Sciences Canada.

EC Declaration of Conformity

We,

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

#259, Gong Dan-Dong, Gumi-City, Kyung Buk, Korea declares sole responsibility that the

Samsung ML-4500 Laser printer meets the intent of Directive 89/336/EEC for Electromagnetic Compatibility and Low Voltage

Directive 73/23/EEC.

Compliance was demonstrated to the following specifications as listed in the official journal of the European Communities:

EN 50081-Emissions:

EN 55022 Radiated, Class B

EN 55022 Conducted, Class B

EN 61000-3-2 Power Harmonics

EN 61000-3-3 Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker

EN 50082-Immunity:

IEC 801-2 Electrostatic Discharge

IEC 801-3 RF Radiated

IEC 801-4 Fast Transient/Burst

EN 60950-Safety

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Congratulations on the purchase of Samsung ML-4500 printer! This chapter provides information on the following topics:

◆ Special Features

◆ Printer Components

Special Features

Samsung ML-4500 is a versatile, productive printer equipped with special features that improve print quality, giving you a competitive edge. You can:

Print with excellent quality and high speed

• You can print at 600 dots per inch (dpi). See page 5.7

.

• Your printer prints 8 pages-per-minute.

Handle paper flexibly

• Standard 150-sheet automatic input tray and a 1-sheet

manual input tray support various sizes and types of paper.

• Two output locations: Select either the face-down output

tray or the face-up output slot for the most convenient access.

Save your time and money

• You can use Toner Save mode to use less toner. See page

5.8

.

• Print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper to save paper

(N-up printing). See page 5.6

.

• One-touch last page printing is allowed in the Ready mode.

See page 5.12

.

• The printer automatically conserves electricity by substantially reducing power consumption when not printing.

• This product meets Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.

Print in various environments

• You can print in Window 95/98/2000/NT 4.0.

• Your printer is compatible with the Linux system.

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Printer Components

Front View

Paper output support

Paper support

Automatic input tray

Face-down output tray

Paper guides

Manual input tray

Output lever

Face-up output slot

Control panel

Front cover

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Inside View

Toner cartridge

Front cover

Rear View

Power switch

Power receptacle

Parallel port

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This chapter provides step by step information on setting up your printer. Topics included in this chapter are:

STEP 1:

Unpack Your Printer

STEP 2:

Install the Toner Cartridge

STEP 3:

Load Paper

STEP 4:

Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable

STEP 5:

Turn on the Printer

STEP 6:

Print a Demo Page!

STEP 7:

Install the Printer Software

Unpack Your Printer

1 Remove the printer and all accessories from the packing carton. Make sure that your printer has been packed with the following items:

Toner cartridge

Notes:

• If any items are missing or damaged, notify your dealer immediately.

Components may differ from one country to another.

• The CD-ROM contains the printer driver, the User’s Guide, the Adobe

Acrobat Reader program and the Make

Your Own Diskette setup software.

CD-ROM*

Setup Guide

Power cord

Paper Output Support

Printer cable

2 Carefully remove all packing tapes from the printer.

3 Attach the supplied paper output support as shown.

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Install the Toner Cartridge

1 Grasp the front cover by both sides of the cover and pull it toward you to open.

2 Remove the toner cartridge from its bag and remove the paper covering the toner cartridge completely out of the cartridge.

Discard the paper.

3 Gently shake the cartridge from side to side to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.

CAUTION:

To prevent damage, do not expose the toner cartridge to light for more than a few minutes. Cover it with a piece of paper, if left exposed for more than a few minutes .

If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into fabric.

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Install the Toner Cartridge

4 Locate the cartridge slots inside the printer, one on each side.

5 Grasp the handle and insert the cartridge in the printer until it snaps into place.

6 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely closed.

Note:

When printing text at 5% coverage, you can expect a toner cartridge life of approximately

2,500 pages (1,000 pages for the toner cartridge that is shipped with the printer).

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Load Paper

1 Pull the paper support on the automatic input tray up, until it stops.

2 Before loading the paper, flex the sheets back and forth to loosen them, then fan them.

Tap the edges of the stack on a table top to straighten them to prevent paper jams.

3 Load a stack of paper into the automatic input tray with the print side facing

up.

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4 Do not load too much. This tray holds up to 150 sheets.

Keep the paper below this height mark.

5 Adjust the paper guides to the width of the paper stack.

Notes:

• Do not push the width guide far enough to cause the media to warp.

• If you do not adjust the width guide, it may cause paper jam.

Load Paper

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Connect to the Computer with a Parallel Cable

1 Make sure both the printer and the computer are turned off.

2 Plug the parallel printer cable into the connector on the back of the printer.

Push the metal clips down to fit inside the notches on the cable plug.

3 Connect the other end of the cable to the parallel interface port on your computer, and tighten the screws.

See your computer documentation if you need help.

To the parallel port on PC

Turn on the Printer

1 Plug the power cord into the power receptacle on the back of the printer.

2 Plug the other end into a properly grounded AC outlet.

3 Turn on the power.

To AC outlet

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Print a Demo Page!

As the printer powers up, all the printer control panel lights turn on briefly. When only the Data light remains on, press and hold the Demo button.

Hold down the button for about 2 seconds until all lights blink slowly, then release, the demo page will print.

The demo page provides a sample of the print quality and helps you verify the printer is printing correctly.

ML-4500

Excellent Performance, High Quality

Cost Saving, Convenience

Compatibility

Install the Printer Software

Included with your printer is a CD-ROM containing the printer driver for some of the most popular Windows software applications. To operate your printer, you must install a printer driver, which translates data from your application into data that the printer understands.

Before Installing the Printer Software

Verify the following:

• At least 16 MB or more of RAM is installed on your PC.

• There is at least 50 MB of free disk space on your PC.

All applications are closed on your PC before beginning

installation.

• Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0.

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Install the Printer Software

Installing the Printer Software from the CD-ROM

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1 Place the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Installation will start automatically.

If the CD-ROM drive does not automatically run:

Select Run from the Start menu, and type x:\cdsetup.exe in the Open box (where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive), then click OK.

Note: If the New Hardware

Found box appears during the installation procedure, click the x in the upper right corner of the box, or click Cancel.

2 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate language.

3 Click Install the Samsung Software on your PC.

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Install the Printer Software

4 The Welcome window opens. Click Next.

5 The files are copied into the appropriate directory.

6 Click Finish.

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Install the Printer Software

Software Installation Tips

I do not have a

CD-ROM drive

If you have access to another computer with a CD-ROM drive, you can use Make diskette utility in Windows to create the disks you need for the installation. Go to “Installing Software

from Diskette” on page A.10

.

How do I access printer features ?

How do I remove the printing software ?

Some printer features, such as paper size and page orientation, may be available through your application settings.

Use application settings, if available, because they override printer driver settings.

Access advanced printer features through your printer driver.

See the chapter 5 , “Printing Tasks” for instructions on using

your printer driver features.

In Windows, after installation, the Uninstall icon in the

Samsung ML-4500 program group allows you to select and remove any or all of the Samsung ML-4500 printing system components. If you are upgrading the printer driver, or if your installation fails, uninstall the driver doing as the following instructions.

1 From the Start menu, select Programs.

2 Select Samsung ML-4500, and then Samsung ML-4500

Driver Uninstall.

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Install the Printer Software

3 When your computer confirms your selection, click Yes.

4 The Samsung ML-4500 printer driver and all of its components are removed from your computer.

5 Click OK.

If you have installing problems

• Exit your software programs. Then turn off the computer and the printer. Turn on the printer, then turn on the computer.

• Close any virus protection programs that are running on your computer.

• Uninstall the printer software using the instruction above, then repeat the installation procedure.

Can I use this printer in the other OS?

The Samsung ML-4500 Printer supports the Linux system. Go

to “Linux Driver Installation” on page A.13

for information on installing the Linux driver.

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This chapter describes how to use the printer’s control panel. It provides information on the following topics:

◆ Control Panel Buttons

◆ Control Panel Lights

Control Panel Buttons

The printer has three buttons: Toner Save, Cancel/Reprint and Demo.

Demo

Print demo page

Press and hold Demo for about 2 seconds until the control panel lights blink slowly to print a demo page.

The printer must be in the Ready mode.

Start manual feeding

When you select Manual for Paper Source from your software application, you should press Demo each time you load a sheet of paper manually. For further information, see “Using the Manual Input tray” on

page 4.5

.

Clean the inside of the printer

Press and hold Demo for about 10 seconds until the control panel lights remain lit. After cleaning the printer, one cleaning sheet prints. For further

information, see page 6.5

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Cancel/Reprint

Cancel job

Press Cancel/Reprint and hold until the control panel lights blink to cancel a job the printer is currently printing. The Error light will blink while the print job is cleared from both the printer and the computer, and then return to the Ready mode. This may take some time, depending on the size of the print job.

Note: If the Cancel/Reprint button is accidentally pushed, the job must be reprinted. There is no undo function.

Reprint last page of the job

If you press Cancel/Reprint in the Ready mode, the printer prints the last page of the last print job. See

page 5.12

.

Toner Save

(on)

Toner Save

(off)

Turn the Toner Save Mode on/off

Press Toner Save to turn the Toner save mode on or off. The printer must be in the Ready mode.

• If the button backlight is on, toner save mode activates and the printer uses less toner to print a document.

• If the button backlight is off, toner save mode is disabled and you will print in normal quality.

To enable or disable the Toner Save mode using this button, the Toner Save Mode option in the printer driver must be set to Printer Setting.

For further information on the Toner Save mode,

see page 5.8

.

Control Panel Lights

The control panel lights indicate the status of your printer. If the Error light is on, the printer

is experiencing an error. See “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 7.17

.

Control Panel Light Message

Error Paper Data

Ready mode

The Data light is on and the printer is ready to print.

No action is needed. If you press and hold the Demo button for about 2 seconds, a demo page will print.

Error Paper Data Processing

The printer is receiving or processing data. Wait for the job to print.

Pressing the Cancel/Reprint button cancels the current job. One or two pages may print as the printer clears the print job. The printer will return to the

Ready mode after the job has been canceled.

Error Paper Data

Paper out

The printer is out of paper.

Load paper into the printer. For the automatic tray, there is no need to press any button to reset. For the manual tray, press the Demo button after loading.

Error Paper Data

Waiting the Demo button to be pressed

In the Manual Feed mode, the printer is waiting the Demo button to be pressed.

Press the Demo button to start printing. You must press the button to print each page after loading paper into the manual input tray.

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This chapter will help you understand what kind of paper you can use with the Samsung ML-4500 printer and how to properly load paper in the different paper input trays for the best print quality.

Topics included in this chapter are:

Choosing Paper and Other Media

◆ Selecting Output Location

◆ Loading Paper

◆ Printing on Envelopes

◆ Printing on Heavy Paper

◆ Printing on Labels

◆ Printing on Transparencies

◆ Printing on Preprinted Paper

◆ Printing on Card Stocks

Choosing Paper and Other Media

You can print on a variety of print media, such as plain paper, envelopes, labels, transparencies, card stocks, and so on. See

“Paper Specification” on page A.2

. To get the best possible

print quality, use only high-quality copier-grade paper.

When you choose print media, consider the followings:

Desired outcome: The paper you choose should be appropriate for the project.

Size: You can use any size paper that fits easily within the paper adjusters of the paper tray.

Weight : Your printer supports paper weight as follows:

• 16~24 lbs bond for the automatic input tray

• 16~43 lbs bond for the manual input tray

Brightness: Some papers are whiter than others and produce sharper, more vibrant images.

Surface smoothness: The smoothness of the paper affects how crisp the printing looks on the paper.

Always test a sample of paper before purchasing large quantities.

CAUTION

:

Using media that does not confirm to the specification listed in the paper specification can cause problems that may require service. This service is not covered by the warranty or service agreements.

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Choosing Paper and Other Media

Media Sizes and Capacities

Media Size

Input Source/Capacity*

Automatic Input Tray Manual Input Tray

Plain Paper

Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)

Legal (8.5 x 14 in.)

Executive (7.25 x 10.5 in.)

A4 (210 x 297 mm)

A5 (148 x 210 mm)

Folio (8.5 x 13 in.)

B5 (182 x 257 mm)

Envelopes

No. 10 (4.12 x 9.5 in.)

DL (110 x 220 mm)

C5 (162 x 229 mm)

C6 (114 x 162 mm)

B5 (176 x 250 mm)

Monarch (3.87 x 7.5 in.)

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Labels

Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)

A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Transparency films

Letter (8.5 x 11 in.)

A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Card stocks

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Bond 5

* Depending on paper thickness, maximum capacity may be reduced.

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Paper Guidelines

When selecting or loading paper, envelopes, or other special media, keep these guidelines in your mind:

• Attempting to print on damp, curled, wrinkled, or torn paper can cause paper jams and poor print quality.

Use cut-sheet paper only. You cannot use multi-part paper.

Use only high-quality, copier grade paper.

Do not use paper that has been already printed on or that has been fed through a photocopier.

Do not use paper with irregularities, such as tabs or staples.

Do not attempt to load any tray during printing and never overfill the tray. This could cause a paper jam.

Avoid paper with embossed lettering, perforations, or texture that is too smooth or too rough.

• Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white photocopy paper. The pigments must withstand the printer’s fusing temperature of 400°F (205°C) for 0.1 second without deterioration. Do not use paper with a colored coating that was added after the paper was produced.

• Preprinted forms must be printed with nonflammable, heatresistant inks that do not melt, vaporize, or release hazardous emissions when subject to the printer’s approximately 400°F (205°C) fusing temperature for 0.1

second.

• Store paper in its ream wrapper until ready to use. Place cartons on pallets or shelves, not on the floor.

Do not place heavy objects on top of the paper, whether it is packaged or unpackaged.

Keep paper away from moisture, direct sunlight or other conditions that can cause it to wrinkle or curl.

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Selecting the Output Location

The printer has two output locations: the face-up output slot and the face-down output

tray. You can select the output location by changing the position of the output lever on the front of the printer. To use the face-down output tray, be sure the output lever is in upper

(normal) position. To use the face-up output slot, push it down to open the slot.

• If paper coming out of the face-down output tray has problems, such as excessive curl, try

printing to the face-up output slot.

• To avoid paper jams, do not change the position of the output lever while the printer is printing.

Printing to the Face-Down Output Tray

The face-down output tray collects paper

face-down, in correct order. Make sure that the output lever is in the upper position. (If not, push it up)

The face-down output tray should be used for most print jobs and is recommended for printing over 100 sheets of paper, continuously.

Printing to the Face-Up Output Slot

The printer prints to the face-up output slot if it is open. Push the output lever down to open the slot. Paper comes out of the printer face-up.

Using the face-up output slot might improve output quality with the following:

• envelopes

• labels

• paper heavier than 24 lb (90 g/m 2 )

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Loading Paper

Proper paper loading helps prevent paper jams and ensure trouble-free printing. Do not remove paper from the tray(s) while a job is printing. Doing so may cause a paper jam.

Using the Automatic Input Tray

The automatic input tray holds 150 sheets of plain paper and

5 sheets of special media. See “Media Sizes and Capacities” on

page 4.2

for acceptable paper size and capacities for each input trays.

Load a stack of paper into the automatic input tray and print.

For details on loading paper in the automatic input tray, see

“Load Paper” on page 2.4

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Note:

Before using the automatic input tray, you must remove paper from the manual input tray.

Using the Manual Input Tray

When you change the print settings, if you select Manual in the Paper Source option, you can manually load paper in the manual input tray . Manually loading paper can be helpful when you want to check the print quality after each page is printed.

If you experience a paper jam from the automatic input tray, load a sheet of paper at a time into the manual input tray .

Note: To avoid a paper jam, use the manual tray with the automatic input tray loaded with paper.

1 Load the print media in the manual input tray with the print side up.

Adjust the paper guide against the stack of print media without bending.

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Loading Paper

2 Push the output lever down to open the face-up output slot.

3 When you print a document, you must select Manual for Paper Source from the software application, and then select the correct paper size and type.

For details, see page 5.3

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4 Print the document.

5 If you are printing multiple pages, load next sheet after the first page prints out.

6 Press Demo to start feeding.

Notes:

• The face-up output slot may not hold the printed pages properly.

• The printed pages will not stack in the face-down output tray unless you change output lever position. After you finish using the face-up output slot, you must change the position of the output lever to the normal position. Push it up.

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Printing on Envelopes

Guidelines

• Only use envelopes recommended for laser printers. Before you load envelopes in the input tray, make sure that they are undamaged and are not stuck together.

• Do not feed stamped envelopes.

• Never use envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated lining, or self-stick adhesives.

These envelopes may severely damage the printer.

1 Flex or fan the envelopes to supply air through them for loading.

2 Load the envelopes into the input tray you want to use with the flap side

down.

The stamp area is on the right side and the end of the envelope with the

stamp area enters the tray first.

3 Adjust the guide to the edge of the envelope stack.

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Printing on Envelopes

4 Push the output lever down.

5 When you print on envelopes, configure the paper source, type and size properly in the software application. For

details, see page 5.3

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6 Print the document.

7 After printing, push the output lever up.

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Guidelines

• Heavy paper is any paper heavier than 24 lb (90 g/m 2 ). For cotton papers, you can use

24 lb paper. The maximum paper weight available for your printer is 43 lb (163g/m 2 ).

• Do not use extremely heavy paper stock (greater than 43 lb, or 163 g/m 2 bond).

Misfeeds, mis-stacking, media jams, poor toner fusing, poor print quality, and excessive mechanical wear can result.

1 Load paper in the input tray you want to use with print side up.

Adjust the guide to fit the width of the labels.

2 Push the output lever down.

3 When you print on heavy paper, select

Bond in the Paper Type section, and then configure the paper source, and size in the software application. For

details, see page 5.3

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Printing on Labels

Guidelines

• Only use labels recommended for laser printers.

• Verify that the labels’ adhesive material can tolerate fusing temperature of 200°C

(392°F) for 0.1 second.

• Make sure that there is no exposed adhesive material between the labels. Exposed areas can cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed adhesive can also cause damage to printer components.

• Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive backing is designed for one pass through the printer.

• Do not use labels that are separating from the backing sheet or are wrinkled, bubbled, or otherwise damaged.

1 Load labels in the input tray you want to use with print side up.

Adjust the guide to fit the width of the labels.

2 Push the output lever down.

3 When you print on labels, configure the paper source, type and size in the software application. For details, see

page 5.3

.

Note: To prevent them from sticking together, do not let the printed label sheets stack up as they are printed out.

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Printing on Transparencies

Guidelines

• Only use transparencies recommended for use in laser printers.

• Make sure that the transparencies are not wrinkled or curled, and that they do not have any torn edge.

• Hold the transparencies by the edges and avoid touching the print side. Oils from your fingers that are deposited on the transparency can cause print quality problems.

• Be careful not to scratch or leave fingerprints on the print side.

1 Load transparencies in the input tray you want to use with print side up, and the top with the adhesive strip

going first.

Adjust the guide to fit the width of the transparencies.

2 Push the output lever down.

3 When you print on transparencies, configure the paper source, type and size in the software application. For

details, see page 5.3

.

Notes:

• To prevent transparencies from sticking together, do not let the printed sheets stack up as they are printed out.

• Place transparencies on a flat surface after removing them from the printer.

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Printing on Preprinted Paper

Preprinted paper is a form with some type of printing on them before they are sent through the printer, such as a letterhead having preprinted logo or text located at the top of the page.

Guidelines

• Letterheads must be printed with heat-resistant ink that will not melt, vaporize, or release hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s fusing temperature of 400°F

(205°C) for 0.1 second.

• Ink on letterhead must be non-flammable and should not adversely affect any printer rollers.

• Forms and letterheads should be sealed in a moisture-proof wrapping to prevent changes during storage.

• Before you load preprinted paper as forms and letterheads, verify that the ink on the paper is dry. During the fusing process, wet ink can come off preprinted paper.

1 Load letter-heads into the input tray you want to use with the design face up, bottom edge toward the

printer.

Adjust the guide to fit the width of the paper stack.

2 When you print on the preprinted paper, configure the paper source, type and size in the software application. For

details, see page 5.3

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Printing on Card Stocks

Postcards, 3 by 5 in.(index) cards can be printed with the Samsung ML-4500 printer.

Guidelines

• Always insert the short-edge first into the input tray . If you want to print in landscape mode, make this selection through your software. Inserting paper long-edge first may cause a paper jam.

• Do not print on the card stocks that is too small or too large. The minimum size is 76 by

127 mm (3 by 5 in.) for the manual input tray and 95 by 127 mm (3.8 by 5 in.) for the automatic input tray, and the maximum size is 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 in.).

• Set margins at least 6.4 mm (0.25 in.) away from the edges of the media in the software application.

1 Load print media in the input tray you want to use with print side up, short

edge first .

Adjust the guide to fit the width of the media.

2 Push the output lever down.

3 Configure the paper source, type in the printer driver’s properties (see page

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This chapter explains your printing options and give common printing tasks.

Topics included in this chapter are:

◆ Printing a Document

◆ Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper (N-Up Printing)

◆ Setting Print Resolution

◆ Using Toner Save Mode

◆ Using Power Save Mode

◆ Us ing Other Graphic Options

◆ Reprinting the Last Page

◆ Printing on a Network Environment

Printing a Document

The following procedure describes the steps required for printing from various Windows applications. The exact steps for printing a document may vary depending on the application program. Refer to your software application’s documentation for the exact printing procedure.

1 Open the document you want to print.

2 Select Print from the File menu. The Print dialog box for your application will be displayed (the Print dialog box for your application may look slightly different).

The basic print settings you required are usually selected within this Print dialog box. These settings include the number of copies, paper size, and page orientation.

If you see a Properties button, click it.If you see Setup,

Printer, or Options, click that button instead; then click

Properties in the next screen.

Select your printer.

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3 To take advantage of the printer features provided by your

ML-4500 printer, click Properties in the application’s Print dialog box and go to step 4.

If you see Setup, Printer, or Options, click that button instead. Then click Properties in the next screen.

4 The Samsung ML-4500 Properties dialog box allows you to access all the information necessary when using your printer.

If necessary, click the Basic tab to display the settings shown below. The Basic tab contains the options for setting the basic paper handling.

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Printing a Document

4 Make sure the Paper Source is set to Auto Select. If the paper source is set to Auto Select, the printer automatically selects the print media according to the following order: the manual input tray, the automatic input tray. Manual source is used when printing to special media.

You have to feed one sheet at a time into the printer. See

page 4.5

.

4 Make sure the Paper Type is set to Plain Paper. If you load a different type of print media, select the corresponding paper type. For further information on print

media, refer to the chapter 4

‘Print Media’.

4 Select the paper size you have loaded in your printer.

4 The Paper Orientation option allows you to select the direction in which information is printed on a page.

Portrait prints across the width of the page, letter style.

Landscape prints across the length of the page, spreadsheet style.

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5 Click the other tabs on the top of the Properties dialog box to access other features, if needed.

6 When you complete the print settings, click OK until the

Print dialog box is displayed.

7 Click OK to start printing.

Notes

:

• Most Windows applications will override settings you specify in the printer driver. Change all print settings available in the software application first, and any remaining settings with the printer driver.

• The settings you change remain in effect only while you are using the current program. To make your changes permanent, make them in the Printers folder as follows:

1. Click the Windows Start button.

2. Select Settings, then Printers to open the Printers window.

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3. Select the Samsung ML-4500 printer icon.

4. Click the right mouse button and select Properties to open the properties window.

Printing a Document

Canceling a Print Job

There are two ways to cancel print job.

To stop a print job from your printer

Press the Cancel/Reprint button on the control panel.

Using Help

The printer will finish printing the page that is moving through the printer and delete the rest of the print job with the Error light blinking. Pressing Cancel/Reprint cancels only the current job in the printer. If more than one print job is in printer memory, Cancel/Reprint must be pressed once for each job.

To stop a print job from the Printers folder

1. From the Start menu, select Settings.

2. Select Printers to open the Printers window, then doubleclick the Samsung ML-4500 printer icon.

3. From the Document menu, select Cancel Printing

(Windows 9x) or Cancel (Windows NT 4.0/2000).

The Samsung ML-4500 printer has a help screen that can be activated by the Help button in the printer’s properties dialog box. You can also click ? from the upper right hand corner, then click on any setting.

These help screens give a detailed information about the printer features provided by the Samsung ML-4500 printer driver.

To restore the default printer properties setting when you change the print settings, click Defaults in the Samsung

ML-4500 Properties dialog box.

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rinting Multiple Pages on

One Sheet of Paper

(N-Up Printing)

You can select the number of pages you want to print on a single sheet of paper. If you choose to print more than one page per sheet, the pages will appear decreased in size and arranged on the sheet. You can specify up to 16 pages.

1 When you change the print settings from your software

application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1

to access the printer properties.

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2 From the Basic tab, select the number of pages you want to print per sheet (1, 2, 4, 9 or 16) in the Pages per

Sheet drop-down list.

Select the paper orientation, source, size and type as needed.

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3 Click OK, then start printing.

Setting Print Resolution

You can select the print resolution between 600 dpi and 300

dpi. The higher the setting, the sharper the clarity of printed characters and graphics. Higher settings may increase the time it takes to print a document.

1 When you change the print settings from your software

application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1

to access the printer properties.

2 Click the Option tab, and select the desired print resolution from the Resolution section.

3 Click OK, then start printing.

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Using Toner Save Mode

Toner Save mode allows the printer to use less toner on each page. Selecting this option will extend the life of your toner cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but will reduce print quality.

There are two ways to enable the Toner Save mode.

To enable this feature from your printer

Press the Toner Save button on the control panel. The printer must be in Ready mode (Data light is on).

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• If the button backlight is on, toner save mode activates and the printer uses less toner to print a page.

• If the button backlight is off, toner save mode is disabled and the printer prints in a normal mode.

Note:

To enable or disable the Toner Save mode from the control panel, the Toner Save Mode option in the printer driver must be set to Printer Setting. See below.

To enable this feature from the software application

1 When you change the print settings from your software

application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1

to access the printer properties.

2 Click the Option tab, select the Toner Save Mode option.

You can select from:

Printer Setting: If you select this option, this feature is determined by the setting you’ve made on the control panel of the printer.

Standard: If you don’t need to save toner to print a document, select this option.

Save: Select this option to allow the printer to use less toner on each page.

3 Click OK.

Using Power Save Mode

You can save power consumption when the printer is idle by determining the length of time the printer waits after a job is printed before it goes to a reduced power state.

1 When you change the print settings from your software

application, access the printer properties. See page 5.1

to access the printer properties.

2 Click the Option tab, and select the desired length of time from the drop-down list in the Power Save Mode section.

If your printer is used constantly, select OFF which keeps the printer ready to print with the minimum warm-up time.

This uses more energy to keep the printer warm and ready to print.

3 Click OK.

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Using Other Graphic Options

Use the following options to adjust the print quality for your specific printing needs when you access the printer properties.

See page 5.1

to access the printer properties.

If necessary, click the Option tab to display the settings shown below.

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Click here to save the changes when setting is done.

Using Other Graphic Properties

Correcting Print Quality for Altitude

With this option checked, you can optimize the print quality for a low pressure area, such as a high ground.

Setting Graphic Mode

Configure the printer to process graphics as raster or vector images. Setting this option tells Windows how to send graphic image to the printer. All graphics can be printed as raster images, however some geometric shapes or patterns print faster if they are printed as vector graphics.

Vector – If you select the Vector setting, Windows will send graphics to the printer as a mixture of vector and raster images.

Raster – When you select the Raster setting, Windows will send all graphics to the printer as bit map raster images.

Notes:

• Not all graphic images can print using the Vector setting. If you are using the Vector setting, and your graphic images do not print as they appear on your computer screen, select the

Raster setting and reprint your graphic.

• This option does not appear in Windows NT.

Reprinting the Jammed Page

With this option checked, the printer keeps the image for a printed page until the printer signals that the page has successfully exited the printer. If a paper jam occurs, the printer will automatically reprint all jammed page after the jam is cleared.

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Reprinting the Last Page

The Samsung ML-4500 printer’s memory keeps always the last page of the last job. If you canceled a print job due to a paper jam or other problems and you want to know which page was printed lastly, reprint the last page.

Press Cancel/Reprint briefly in Ready mode.

Note: If you want to prevent somebody from reprinting your document, you can turn the

Reprinting feature off in the printer’s properties dialog box. When you turn the feature off in the printer’s properties, the Cancel/Reprint button on the control panel does not perform the reprinting operation.

To disable this feature:

1. From the Start menu, select Settings then Printers.

2. Click the right mouse button and select Properties to open the properties window.

3. From the Option tab, click the Reprint to empty the checkbox.

With the box empty, you cannot reprint the last page from the control panel.

When you want to reprint the last page on the control panel, you must put a check mark on this check box.

4. Click OK.

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Printing on a Network Environment

If you work in a network environment, you can connect your

ML-4500 printer directly to a selected computer (called the

“host computer”) on the network. The printer can then be shared by other users on the network through a Windows

9x, 2000 or NT 4.0 network printer connection.

Note: You need to install the Samsung ML-4500 printer driver on each computer that will print documents to the printer.

Setting Up Host Computer

1 Start Windows.

2 From the Start menu, select Control Panel, and double-click on the Network icon.

3 Check the File and Print Sharing box, then click OK.

Close the window.

4 Click Start and select Printers from Settings, then double-click your printer name.

5 Select Properties in the Printers menu.

6 Click the Sharing tab, then check the Shared As box.

Fill in the Shared Name field, then click OK.

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Printing on a Network Environment

Setting Up Client PC

1 Right-click Start, and select Explorer.

2 Open your network folder in the left column.

3 Right-click the shared name, and select Capture Printer

Port.

4 Select the port you want, check the Reconnect at log

on box, then click OK.

5 From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers.

6 Double-click your printer icon.

7 From the Printers menu, select Properties.

8 Press the Details tab, select the printer port, then click

OK.

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This chapter provides suggestions for high-quality and economical printing and information for maintaining the toner cartridge and the printer.

Topics included in this chapter are:

◆ Maintaining Toner Cartridge

◆ Cleaning the Printer

Maintaining Toner Cartridge

Toner cartridge storage

To get the most from the toner cartridge, keep the following guidelines in your mind.

• Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until you are ready to use.

• Do not refill toner cartridges. The printer warranty does not cover damage caused by using a refilled cartridge.

• Store toner cartridges in the same environment as the printer.

• Do not remove a toner cartridge from the printer except to replace it, clean it or clear a paper jam. Replace the cartridge immediately.

• To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few minute.

Toner cartridge life expectancy

The life of the toner cartridge depends on the amount of the toner that print jobs require. When printing text at 5 % coverage, a new toner cartridge lasts an average of 2,500 pages.

(But, the toner cartridge supplied with the printer lasts an average of 1,000 pages.)

Recycling toner cartridge

After you install a new toner cartridge (see page 2.2

), follow the instructions included in the toner cartridge box to recycle the old cartridge.

Saving toner

To save toner, press the Toner Save button on the printer control panel. The button will be lit. You can also enable the

Toner Save Mode in your printer properties. Refer to “Using

Toner Save Mode” on page 5.8

. Selecting this option will expend

the life of the toner cartridge and reduce your cost per page, but will reduce print quality.

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Toner Cartridge

Redistributing Toner

When toner is low, faded or light areas may appear on a printed page. You may be able to temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner. The following procedures may allow you to finish the current print job before replacing the toner cartridge.

1 Grasp the front cover by both sides of the cover and pull it toward you to open.

2 Remove the toner cartridge from the printer.

CAUTIONS:

• Avoid reaching too far into the printer. The fusing area may be hot.

• To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light

for more than a few minute.

3 Gently shake the toner cartridge from side to side 5 or 6 times to redistribute the toner.

Note:

If the toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash clothing in cold water. Hot

water sets toner into fabric.

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4 Reinsert the toner cartridge into the printer. Be sure that the toner cartridge snaps in its place.

5 Firmly close the cover.

If the print remains light

Remove the old cartridge and install a new toner cartridge. See “Install the

Toner Cartridge” on page 2.2

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Cleaning the Printer

To maintain print quality, follow the cleaning procedures below every time the toner cartridge is replaced or whenever print quality problems occur. As much as possible, keep the printer free from dust and debris.

Notes:

• Do not use ammonia-based cleaners or volatile solvents such as thinner, on or around the printer. These can damage the printer.

• While cleaning the inside of the printer, be careful not to touch the transfer roller (located underneath the toner cartridge ). The oil from your hands on the roller can cause print quality problems.

Cleaning the Outside

Wipe the outside surface of the printer with a soft, clean, lintfree cloth. You can dampen the cloth slightly with water, but be careful not to be let any water drip onto the printer or inside it.

Cleaning the Inside

During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause print quality problems such as toner specks or smearing.

Cleaning inside the printer will eliminate or reduce these problems.

Cleaning inside the printer

1 Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord, then wait for the printer to cool.

2 Open the front cover and remove the toner cartridge.

3 With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe away any dust and spilled toner from the toner cartridge area and the toner cartridge cavity.

Note:

To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few minute. Cover it with a piece of paper, if necessary. Also, do not touch the black transfer roller inside the printer.

By doing so, you can damage the printer.

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4 Reinsert the toner cartridge and close the cover

5 Then, plug in the power cord, and turn the printer on.

Printing a cleaning sheet

Printing a cleaning sheet cleans the drum inside the toner cartridge. Use this process if you are experiencing blurred, faded or smeared printouts. This process will produce a page with toner debris, which should be discarded.

1 Make sure the printer is turned on and in the Ready mode and there is paper loaded in the automatic input tray.

2 Press and hold down Demo on the control panel for about 10 seconds until all control panel lights remain lit, then release the button.

Note: The cartridge cleaning process takes some time. To stop the printing, turn the power off.

3 Your printer automatically picks up a sheet of paper from the tray and prints out a cleaning sheet with the dust or toner particles on it.

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This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you encounter a printer error. It provides information on the following topics:

◆ Troubleshooting Checklist

◆ Solving General Printing Problems

◆ Clearing Paper Jams

◆ Solving Print Quality Problems

◆ Troubleshooting Error Messages

◆ Common Windows Problems

Troubleshooting Checklist

If the printer is not working properly, complete the following checklist in order. If the printer does not pass a step, follow the corresponding troubleshooting suggestions.

Check

Make sure that the Data light on the control panel is on.

Press the Demo button to print a demo page to verify that the printer is feeding paper correctly.

See page 2.7

.

Check the demo page to see if it is printed correctly.

Print a short document from a software application to verify the computer and printer are connected and are communicating correctly.

If completing the checklist did not diagnose the problem with the printer, check the following troubleshooting sections.

Solution

• If no lights are on, check the power cord connection and the power switch. Check the power source by plugging into another outlet.

• If other lights are on, go to “Troubleshooting Error

Messages” on page 7.17

.

• If a demo page does not print, check the paper supply in the input tray.

• If the paper jams in the printer, go to “ Clearing

Paper Jams” on page 7.6

.

• If the Error indicator light is illuminated on the control panel, go to “Troubleshooting Error

Messages” on page 7.17

.

If there is a print quality problem, go to “Solving

Print Quality Problems” on page 7.11

.

• If the page does not print, check the cable connection between the printer and computer.

• Check the print queue or print spooler to see if the printer has been paused.

• Check the software application to make sure you are using the proper printer driver and communication port. If the page is interrupted during printing, go to “Solving General Printing

Problems” on page 7.2

.

• “Solving General Printing Problems” on page 7.2

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• “Troubleshooting Error Messages” on page 7.17

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• “Common Windows Problems” on page 7.19

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Solving General Printing Problems

If you have any problems with the operation of your printer, refer to the table for suggested solutions.

Problem

The printer does not print.

Possible Cause

The printer is not receiving power.

Solution

If no lights are on, check the power cord connections. Check the power switch and the power source.

Select Samsung ML-4500 as your default printer.

Your printer is not selected as the default printer.

Check the printer for the following:

The printer may be in manual feed mode and out of paper. (The

Paper light is on.)

The connection cable between the computer and the printer is not connected properly.

The connection cable between the computer and the printer is defective.

The port setting is incorrect.

• The printer cover is not closed.

• Paper is jammed.

• No paper is loaded.

• Toner cartridge is not installed.

• Printer system error occurs.

Contact a service representative.

Add paper to the manual input tray, and press the Demo button on the printer’s control panel to start printing.

Disconnect the printer cable and reconnect it.

If possible, attach the cable to another computer that is working properly and print a job. You may also try using a different printer cable.

Check the Windows printer setting to make sure that the print job is sent to the correct port (for example,

LPT1). If the computer has more than one port, make sure the printer is attached to the correct one.

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Problem

The printer does not print. (continued)

Printer selects media from the wrong paper source.

Paper does not feed into the printer.

Print job is extremely slow.

Possible Cause

The printer may be configured incorrectly.

The printer driver may be incorrectly installed.

Solution

Check the printer properties to make sure that all print settings are correct.

The printer is malfunctioning.

Uninstall the printer driver, then reinstall the printer driver. Try printing a demo page.

Check the lights on the control panel to determine if the printer is indicating a system error.

The paper source selection in the printer properties may be incorrect.

Paper has not been loaded correctly.

There is too much paper in the input tray.

The paper is too thick.

For many software applications the paper source selection is found under the Basic tab within the printer properties. Select the correct paper source.

Remove paper from the input tray and reload it correctly.

Remove excess paper from the input tray.

The job may be very complex.

The maximum print speed of the Samsung

ML-4500 printer is 8 pages per minute.

Use only paper that meets the specifications required by the printer.

Reduce the complexity of the page or try adjusting the print quality settings.

If using Windows 95, the

Spooling Setting may be set incorrectly.

From the Start menu, and then choose

Settings and Printers. Right-click the

Samsung ML-4500 printer icon, choose

Properties, click the Details tab, and then choose the Spool Settings button. Select the desired spool setting from the available choices.

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Problem

Half of the page is blank.

The paper keeps jamming.

The printer prints, but the text is wrong, garbled, or incomplete.

Possible Cause

The page layout is too complex.

Solution

Simplify the page layout and remove any unnecessary graphics from the document, if possible.

Change the page orientation in your application.

The page orientation setting may be incorrect.

The paper size and the paper size settings do not match.

There is too much paper in the paper tray.

An incorrect type of paper is being used.

An incorrect output method is being used.

There may be debris inside the machine.

The printer cable is loose or defective.

The wrong printer driver was selected.

Make sure that the paper size in the print settings matches the paper in the input tray.

Remove excess paper from the tray.

If printing special media, use the manual input tray.

Use only paper that meets the specifications required by the printer.

Media such as thick paper should not be printed using the face-down output tray. Use the face-up output slot instead.

Open the front cover and remove the debris.

Disconnect the printer cable and reconnect it. Try a print job that you know works. If possible, attach the cable and printer to another computer and try a print job that you know works. Finally, try a new printer cable.

Check the application’s printer selection menu to make sure that your printer is selected.

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Problem

The printer prints, but the text is wrong, garbled, or incomplete.

(continued)

Pages print, but are totally blank.

The illustrations print wrong in Adobe

Illustrator.

Possible Cause

The software application is malfunctioning.

The operating system is malfunctioning.

Solution

Try printing a job from another application.

If printing from Windows (any version), exit to a Dos prompt and verify functionality with the following command: At a C:\ prompt, type dir

LPT1, then press Enter. (This assumes you are connected to

LPT1.) Exit Windows and reboot the computer. Turn the printer off and then back on again.

Replace the toner cartridge.

The toner cartridge is defective or out of toner.

The file may have blank pages.

Some parts, such as the controller, the board, may be defective.

The setting in the software application is wrong.

Check the file to make sure that it does not contain blank pages.

Contact a service representative.

Print the document with the Bitmap

Printing checkbox in the Print dialog box empty.

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Clearing Paper Jams

Occasionally, paper can become jammed during a print job. Some of the causes include:

• The paper tray is loaded improperly or overfilled.

• The paper tray has been pulled out during a print job.

• The top cover has been opened during a print job.

• Paper that does not meet paper specifications has been used. See “Paper Specifications” on

page A.2

.

• Paper that is outside of the supported size range has been used. See “Paper Specifications”.

If a paper jam occurs, the Paper and the Error lights remain lit on the control panel. Find and remove the jammed paper. If the location of the paper jam is not obvious, look first inside the printer.

Output Area

Note:

Paper jams in this area may result in loose toner on the page. If you get any toner on your clothes, wash them in cold water because hot water will set the toner into the fabric.

1 Pull the jammed paper carefully out of the output stacker.

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5 If paper is jammed in the face-up output slot, carefully remove the paper as shown.

5 Open and close the front cover.

Printing can be resumed.

Input Area

Note:

If paper has entered the toner cartridge area, follow the instructions on page 7.8

. It is

easier to remove such jams from the inside of the printer than the paper input area.

1 Carefully pull the jammed paper out of the input tray.

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Clearing Paper Jams

2 Open and close the front cover to resume printing.

Note: If the Paper and the Error lights do not turn off, there is still jammed paper inside the printer. Check the inside of the printer.

Inside the Printer

Note: Paper jams in this area may result in loose toner on the page. If you get any toner on your clothes, wash them in cold water because hot water will set the toner into the fabric.

1 Grasp the front cover by both sides of the cover and pull it toward you to open.

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2 Remove the toner cartridge.

CAUTION

:

To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few minutes.

Place a piece of paper over the top of the toner cartridge to shield it while it is out of the printer.

3 Gently pull the paper toward you to remove it from the printer.

Make sure that there is no paper remaining inside the printer.

4 Reinsert the toner cartridge and close the front cover. Printing can be resumed.

Clearing Paper Jams

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Clearing Paper Jams

Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams

By selecting correct paper types and loading them properly, you should be able to avoid most paper jams. If paper jams occurs, follow the steps outlined in “Clearing Paper Jams” on

page 7.6

. If jams occur frequently, make sure you are

following these tips to avoid jams.

• Follow the procedures in “Load Paper” on page 2.4

to load the paper properly. Make sure the adjustable guides are positioned correctly.

• Do not overload the automatic input tray. Make sure the paper is under the paper capacity mark on the inside of the tray.

• Do not remove the paper from the input tray while print jobs are in process.

• Flex, fan and straighten the paper before loading it.

• Do not load wrinkled, creased, damp or highly curled paper.

• Do not mix paper types in the input tray.

• Use only recommended print media. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Make sure that the recommended print side is facing up when loading the paper into both input trays.

• Keep print media stored in an acceptable environment. See

“Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on page A.6

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Print Quality Checklist

General print quality problems can be solved by following the checklist below.

• Redistribute the toner in the toner cartridge (see page 6.2

).

• Clean the inside of the printer (see page 6.4

).

• Adjust the print resolution from the printer properties (see page 5.7

).

• Check to make sure that Toner Save Mode is off (see page 5.8

).

• Troubleshoot general printing problems (see page 7.2

).

• Install a new toner cartridge, then check print quality again (see page 2.2

).

Solving Print Quality Problems

Problem

Light or faded print

Solution

If a vertical white streak or faded area appears on the page:

• The toner supply is low. You may be able to temporarily extend the toner cartridge life. See “Redistributing the

Toner” on page 6.2

. If this does not improve the print

quality, install a new toner cartridge.

• The paper may not meet paper specifications (for example, the paper is too moist or too rough). See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• If the whole page is light, the print resolution setting is too light or Toner Save Mode may be on. Adjust the print resolution and Toner Save Mode within the printer

properties. See page 5.7

and 5.8

respectively.

• A combination of faded and smeared defects may indicate that the toner cartridge needs cleaning. See “Cleaning the

Printer” on page 6.4

.

• The surface of LSU part inside the printer may be dirty.

Clean the LSU. See “Cleaning the Printer”.

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Solving Print Quality Problems

Problem

Toner specks

Dropouts

Vertical lines

Solution

• The paper may not meet paper specifications (for example, the paper is too moist or too rough). See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• The transfer roller may be dirty. See “Cleaning the Inside”

on page 6.4

.

• The paper path may need cleaning. See “Cleaning the

Inside”.

If faded areas, generally rounded, occur randomly on the page:

• A single sheet of paper may be defective. Try reprinting the job.

• The moisture content of the paper is uneven or the paper has moist spots on its surface. Try a different kind or brand

of paper. See “Paper Specifications” on page A.2

.

• The paper lot is bad. The manufacturing processes can cause some areas to reject toner. Try a different kind or brand of paper.

• The toner cartridge may be defective. See “Vertical repetitive defects” on the next page.

• If these steps do not correct the problems, contact a service representative.

If black vertical streaks appear on the page:

• The photosensitive drum inside the toner cartridge has probably been scratched. Install a new toner cartridge.

If white vertical streaks appear on the page:

• The surface of LSU part inside the printer may be dirty.

Clean the LSU (see page 6.4

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Solving Print Quality Problems

Problem

Gray background

Toner smear

Solution

If the amount of background toner shading becomes unacceptable, the procedures below may help to clear the condition:

• Change the paper to a lighter basis weight. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Check the printer’s environment; very dry (low humidity) or high humidity (higher than 80 % RH) conditions can increase the amount of background shading.

• Install a new toner cartridge.

• Clean the inside of the printer. See “Cleaning the Inside”

on page 6.4

.

• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Try installing a new toner cartridge.

Vertical repetitive defects

If marks repeatedly appear on the printed side of the page at even intervals:

• The toner cartridge may be damaged. If a repetitive mark occurs every 95 mm or 38 mm on the page, print a cleaning sheet several times to clean the cartridge (see

page 6.5

). After the printout, if you still have the same

problems, install a new toner cartridge.

• Parts in the printer may have toner on them. If the defects occur on the back of the page, the problem will likely correct itself after a few more pages.

• The fusing assembly may be damaged. Contact a service representative.

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Solving Print Quality Problems

Problem

Background scatter

Misformed characters

Solution

Background scatter results from bits of toner distributed on the printed page.

• The paper may be too damp. Try printing with a different batch of paper. Do not open packages of paper until necessary so that the paper does not absorb too much moisture from the air.

• If background scatter occurs on an envelope, change your printing layout to avoid printing over areas that have overlapping seams on the reverse side. Printing on seams can cause this problem.

• If background scatter covers the entire surface of a printed page, adjust the print resolution through your software application or the printer properties.

• If characters are improperly formed, producing hollow images, the paper stock may be too slick. Try a different

paper. See “Paper Specifications” on page A.2

.

• If characters are improperly formed, producing a wavy effect, the scanner unit may need service. Verify that it also occurs on a demo page by pressing the Demo button on the control panel when printer is ready. If you need service, contact a service representative.

Page skew

• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Make sure that the paper or other media is loaded correctly and the guides are not too tight or too loose against the paper stack.

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Solving Print Quality Problems

Problem

Curl or wave

Wrinkles or creases

Back of printouts dirty

Solution

• Check the paper type and quality. Both high temperature and humidity will cause paper curl. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try rotating the paper 180° in the input tray.

• Push the output lever and try printing to the face up output slot.

• Make sure that paper is loaded properly.

• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Push the output lever and try printing to the face up output slot.

• Turn over the stack of paper in the input tray. Also try rotating the paper 180° in the feeder.

• The transfer roller may be dirty. See “Cleaning the Inside”

on page 6.4

.

• Check if the toner is leaking. Clean inside the printer.

Black pages

• The toner cartridge may not be installed properly. Remove the cartridge and reinsert it.

• The toner cartridge may be defective and need replacing.

Install a new toner cartridge.

• The printer may require repairs. Contact a service representative.

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Solving Print Quality Problems

Problem

Loose toner

Character Voids

Horizontal stripes

Solution

• Clean the inside of the printer.

• Check the paper type and quality. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

• Try installing a new toner cartridge.

• If the problem persists, the printer may require repairs.

Contact a service representative.

Character voids are white areas within the parts of characters that should be solid black:

• If you are using transparencies when you experience this problem, try another type of transparency. (Because of the composition of transparency media, some character voids are normal.)

• You may be printing on the wrong surface on the paper.

Remove the paper and turn it around.

• The paper may not meet paper specifications. See “Paper

Specifications” on page A.2

.

If horizontally aligned black streaks or smears appear:

• The toner cartridge may be installed improperly. Remove the cartridge and reinsert it.

• The toner cartridge may be defective. Install a new toner cartridge.

• If the problem persists, the printer may require repairs.

Contact a service representative.

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When the printer experiences an error, the control panel will indicate error messages by the indicator lights. Find the light pattern below that matches the printer light pattern and follow the solutions to clear the error.

Printer Light Patterns

Light status legend symbol for “light off” symbol for “light on” symbol for “light blinking”

Error Paper Data Power off

• Check the power cord and the power switch if your printer does not generate a response.

• Make sure that the printer is powered with the specified AC voltage.

Error Paper Data

Paper jam, or no toner cartridge

Paper is jammed inside the printer or the toner cartridge is not installed.

• Clear the paper jam. See “Clearing Paper Jams” on page 7.6

.

• Make sure that the toner cartridge is correctly installed in the printer.

Error Paper Data Paper out

The printer is out of paper in the input tray.

• Load paper into the tray. For the automatic input tray, loading paper will cancel this message and allow you to continue with the print job. For the manual input tray, press the Demo button after loading paper.

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Troubleshooting Error Messages

Error Paper Data

Waiting the Demo button to be pressed

While printing in the manual feed mode, the printer is waiting the Demo button to be pressed.

• Press the Demo button on the control panel to start printing. You must press the button to print each page after loading paper into the manual input tray.

Error Paper Data

Door open

The printer front cover may be opened.

• Check that the printer front cover door is closed properly.

Error Paper Data

Canceling a job or memory out

While your printer is canceling a job (see page 5.5

), the Error light blinks.

When canceling is completed, this message will automatically cleared.

Otherwise, the printer memory ran out of memory in the middle of a print job.

The page being printed may have been too complex for the memory capacity of the printer. Press the Cancel/Reprint button to cancel the current job.

• Try to free some printer memory by removing any unnecessary fonts, macros, or any data currently in printer memory.

• Simplify the image or print at a lower resolution.

Error Paper Data

System error - Fuser or LSU error

• Reset the printer by briefly turning the printer off and back on again.

• If the error persists, contact the service representative.

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Common Windows Problems

Problem

“File in Use” message appears during installation.

“Error Writing to LPTx” message appears.

“General Protection Fault”,

“Exception OE”, “Spool32”, or “Illegal Operation” messages appear.

Possible Cause and Solution

Quit all software application. Remove all software from the

StartUp Group, then restart Windows. Reinstall the printer driver.

• Make sure the cables are connected correctly, the printer is on, and the Data light on the control panel is on.

• If bi-directional communication is not turned on in the driver, it will also cause this message.

• From the Start menu, select Settings, then Printers.

Right-click on the Samsung ML-4500 printer icon and select Properties. From the Details tab, click on Port

Settings. Remove check from Check Port State before

Printing box and click OK. From Spool Settings, select

Print Directly to Printer and click OK. Try printing again.

• Close all other applications, reboot Windows, and try printing again.

• Delete all temp files from the Temp sub-directory. You can determine the name of the directory by editing the

AUTOEXEC.BAT file and locking for the statement, “Set

Temp =”. The name after this statement is the temp directory. It is usually C:\temp by default, but can be redefined.

Note: Refer to Microsoft Windows 9x or NT 4.0 documentation that came with your PC for further information on Windows error messages.

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This appendix provides information on the following topics:

◆ Printer Specifications

◆ Paper Specifications

◆ Installing Software from Diskette

◆ Linux Driver Installation

Printer Specifications

Item

Print Speed

Resolution

First Printing Time

WarmUp Time

Power Rating

Power Consumption

Acoustic Noise

Toner Supply

Toner Cartridge Life

Duty Cycle

Weight

Package Weight

Specification and Description

8 PPM

600 dpi

Less than 18 seconds

Less than 30 seconds

AC 100 ~ 120 V (USA, Canada) / 220 ~ 240 V (Others), 50 / 60 Hz

180 W average during operation / Less than 10 W in sleep mode

Stand by: Less than 35 dB; Operating: Less than 47 dB

Single cartridge

2,500 pages (for starter, 1,000 pages), 5% area coverage

Monthly: 5,000 pages maximum

6.5 Kg / 13.4 lb.

Paper: 1.83 Kg

Plastic: 0.33 Kg

External Dimensions

(W x D x H)

Operating Environment

Emulation

Random Access

Memory (RAM)

Interface

329 x 343 x 224 mm / 12.9 x 13.5 x 8.8 in.

Temperature:10 ~ 32 °C / 50 ~ 90 °F; Humidity: 20 ~ 80 % RH

PrinThru

2 MB (nonexpandable)

• IEEE 1284 Bidirectional Parallel

- Modes supported: Compatible, Nibble, Byte, ECP

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Paper Specifications

Overview

This printer accepts a variety of media, such as cut-sheet paper (including up to 100 % recycled fiber content paper), envelopes, labels, transparencies and custom-size paper.

Properties such as weight, composition, grain and moisture content are important factors affecting printer performance and output quality. Paper that does not meet the guidelines outlined in this manual can cause the following problems:

• Poor print quality

• Increased paper jams

• Premature wear on the printer, requiring repairs.

Notes:

• Some paper may meet all of the guidelines in this manual and still not produce satisfactory results. This might be the result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature and humidity levels, or other variables over which Samsung has no control.

• Before purchasing large quantities of paper, make sure that the paper meets the requirements specified in this user guide. Always test paper before buying large quantities.

CAUTION: Using paper that does not meet this specifications may cause problems for the printer, requiring repairs. This repair is not covered by the Samsung warranty or service agreements.

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Paper Specifications

Supported Sizes of Paper

Letter

A4

Executive

Legal

Paper

B5 (JIS)

Folio

Minimum Size

(custom)

Automatic

Input Tray

Manual

Input Tray

95 X 127 mm

(3.8 X 5 in.)

76 X 127 mm

(3 X 5 in.)

Maximum Size (custom) 216 ✕ 356 mm (8.5 X 14 in.)

Transparency

Labels b

Envelopes

Dimensions Weight Capacity a

8.5 ✕ 11 in. ( 216 ✕ 279 mm )

210 ✕ 297 mm (8.3 X 11.7 in.)

7.3 X 10.5 in. (191 X 267 mm)

8.5 ✕ 14 in. ( 216 ✕ 356 mm )

182 ✕ 257 mm (7.2 ✕ 10 in.)

216 ✕ 330 mm (8.5 ✕ 13 in.)

16 to 24 lb Bond

(60 to 105 g/m 2 )

• 150 sheets of 20 lb

Bond (75 g/m 2 ) paper for the automatic input tray

• 1 sheet paper for the manual input tray

Same minimum and maximum paper sizes as listed above.

60 to 163 g/m 2

Bond

(16 to 43 lb )

Thickness:

.10 X .14 mm

(0.0039 X

0.0055 in.)

• 5 sheets of 20 lb

Bond (75 g/m 2 ) paper for the automatic input tray

• 1 sheet paper for the manual input tray up to 90 g/m 2

(16-24 lb) a. Capacity may vary depending on media weight and thickness, and environmental conditions.

b. Smoothness - 100 to 250 (Sheffield)

Note:

You may experience some paper jams when using any media with a length of less than

127 mm (5 in.). For optimum performance, make sure you are storing and handling the paper

correctly. Please refer to “Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on page A.6

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Paper Specifications

Guidelines for Using Paper

For best results, use conventional 90 g/m 2 (24 lb) paper. Make sure the paper is of good quality, and free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, and curled or bent edges.

If you are unsure of what type of paper you are loading (such as bond or recycled), check the label on the package of the paper.

The following problems with paper cause print quality deviations, jamming, or even damage to the printer.

Symptom

Poor print quality or toner adhesion problems with feeding

Dropout, jamming, curl

Increased gray background shading

/printer wear

Excessive curl problems with feeding

Problem with Paper

Too moist, too rough, too smooth, or embossed; faulty paper lot

Stored improperly

Too heavy

Too moist, wrong grain direction or short-grain construction

Cutouts or perforations Jamming, damage to printer

Problems with feeding Ragged edges

Solution

Try another kind of paper, between 100 ~ 250 Sheffield,

4 ~ 5 % moisture content.

Store paper flat in its moistureproof wrapping.

Use lighter paper, open the rear output tray.

• Open the rear output tray.

• Use long-grain paper.

Do not use paper with cutouts or perforations.

Use good quality paper

Notes:

• Do not use letterhead paper that is printed with low-temperature inks, such as those used in some types of thermography.

• Do not use raised or embossed letterhead.

• The printer uses heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper. Make sure that any colored paper or preprinted forms use inks that are compatible with this fusing temperature (200 °C or

392 °F for 0.1 second).

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Paper Specifications

Category

Acid Content

Caliper

Curl in Ream

Cut Edge Conditions

Fusing Compatibility

Grain

Moisture Content

Smoothness

Specifications

5.5 ~ 8.0 pH

.094 ~ .18 mm (3.0 ~ 7.0 mils)

Flat within 5 mm (.02 in.)

Cut with sharp blades with no visible fray.

Must not scorch, melt, offset, or release hazardous emissions when heated to 200 °C (392 °F) for .1

second.

Long Grain

4 % ~ 6 % by weight

100 ~ 250 Sheffield

Paper Output Capacity

Output Tray

Face-down output tray

Face-up output slot

Capacity

100 sheets of 20 lb bond (75 g/m 2 ) paper

1 sheet of 20 lb bond (75 g/m 2 ) paper

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Paper Specifications

Printer and Paper Storage Environment

Ideally, the printer and paper storage environment should be at or near room temperature, and not too dry or humid.

Remember that paper is hygroscopic; it absorbs and loses moisture rapidly.

Heat works with humidity to damage paper. Heat causes the moisture in paper to evaporate, while cold causes it to condense on the sheets. Heating systems and air conditioners remove most of the humidity from a room. As paper is opened and used, it loses moisture, causing streaks and smudging.

Humid weather or water coolers can cause the humidity to increase in a room. As paper is opened and used it absorbs any excess moisture, causing light print and dropouts. Also, as paper loses and gains moisture it can distort. This can cause paper jams.

As a result, paper storage and handling are as important as the paper-making process itself. Paper storage environmental conditions directly affect the feed operation.

Care should be taken not to purchase more paper than can be easily used in a short time (about 3 months). Paper stored for long periods may experience heat and moisture extremes, which can cause damage. Planning is important to prevent damage to large supply of paper.

Unopened paper in sealed reams can remain stable for several months before use. Opened packages of paper have more potential for environment damage, especially if they are not wrapped with a moisture-proof barrier.

The paper storage environment should be properly maintained to ensure optimum printer performance. The required condition is 20 ° to 24 °C (68° to 75 °F), with a relative humidity of

45 % to 55 %. The following guidelines should be helpful when evaluating the paper’s storage environment:

• Paper should be stored at or near room temperature.

• The air should not be too dry or too humid (due to the hygroscopic properties of paper).

• The best way to store an opened ream of paper is to rewrap it tightly in its moisture-proof wrapping. If the printer environment is subject to extremes, unwrap only the amount of paper to be used during the day’s operation to prevent unwanted moisture changes.

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Paper Specifications

Envelope construction is critical. Envelope fold lines can vary considerably, not only between manufacturers, but also within a box from the same manufacturer. Successful printing on envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. When selecting envelopes, consider the following components:

Weight: The weight of the envelope paper should not exceed

90 g/m 2 (24 lbs), otherwise, jamming may occur.

Construction: Prior to printing, envelopes should lie flat with less than 6 mm (0.25 in.) curl, and should not contain air.

Condition: Envelopes should not be wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.

Temperature: You should use envelopes that are compatible with the heat and pressure of the printer.

Size: You should use only envelopes within the following size ranges.

Maximum

Automatic input tray

Manual input tray

Minimum

95 X 127mm

(3.8 X 5 in.)

76 X 127 mm

(3 X 5 in.)

216 X 356 mm

(8.5 X 14 in.)

Note: You may experience some paper jams when using any media with a length of less than 127 mm (5 in.). This may be caused by paper that has been affected by environmental conditions. For optimum performance, make sure you are storing and handling the paper correctly. Please refer to

“Printer and Paper Storage Environment” on page A.6

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Paper Specifications

Envelopes with Double

Side Seams

Double side-seams construction has vertical seams at both ends of the envelope rather than diagonal seams. This style may be more likely to wrinkle. Be sure the seam extends all the way to the corner of the envelope as illustrated below.

Correct

Incorrect

Envelopes with

Adhesive Strips or Flaps

Envelopes with a peel-off adhesive strip or with more than one flap that folds over to seal must use adhesives compatible with the heat and pressure in the printer. The extra flaps and strips might cause wrinkling, creasing, or even jams and may even damage the fuser.

Envelope Margins

The following gives typical address margins for a commercial

#10 or DL envelope.

Type of Address

Return address

Delivery address

Minimum

15 mm (0.6 in.)

51 mm (2 in.)

Maximum

15 mm (0.6 in.)

89 mm (3.5 in.)

Notes:

• For best print quality, position margins no closer than 15 mm

(0.6 in.) from the edges of the envelope.

• Avoid printing over the area where the envelope’s seams meet.

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Envelope Storage

Proper storage of envelopes helps contribute to print quality.

Envelopes should be stored flat. If air is trapped in an envelope, creating an air bubble, then the envelope may wrinkle during

printing. See “Printing on Envelopes” on page 4.7

.

Paper Specifications

Labels

CAUTIONS:

• To avoid damaging the printer, use only labels recommended for laser printers.

• To prevent serious jams, always use the face-up output slot.

• Never print on the same sheet of labels more than once or print on a partial sheet of labels.

When selecting labels, consider the quality of each component:

Adhesives: The adhesive material should be stable at

200 °C (392 °F), the printer’s fusing temperature.

Arrangement: Only use labels with no exposed backing between them. Labels can peel off sheets with spaces between the labels, causing serious jams.

Curl: Prior to printing, labels must lie flat with no more than

13 mm (.5 in.) of curl in any direction.

Condition: Do not use labels with wrinkles, bubbles, or other indications of separation.

See “Printing on Labels” on page 4.10

.

Transparencies

Transparencies used in the printer must be able to withstand

200 °C (392 °F), the printer’s fusing temperature.

CAUTION:

To avoid damaging the printer, use only transparencies recommended for use in laser printers.

See “Printing on Transparencies” on page 4.11

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Installing Software from Diskette

If you do not have a CD-ROM drive and if you have access to another computer with a CD-ROM drive, you can copy software installation files from your printer software

CD-ROM onto floppy diskettes, then use the diskettes instead of the CD-ROM to install the software.

Making Installation Diskettes

SA

MSU

NG ML-450

0

You can make the installation diskettes for Samsung

ML-4500 printer driver. Make sure that you have several formatted diskettes ready, then follow these steps:

1 Insert the CD-ROM shipped with your printer into the

CD-ROM drive. Installation will start automatically.

If the CD-ROM drive does not automatically run:

Select Run from the Start menu, and type

x:\cdsetup.exe in the Open box (where x is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive), then click OK.

2 When the opening screen appears, select the appropriate language.

3 Click Make your own Diskette set of software.

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Installing Software from Diskettes

Shows the number of disks required to copy the selected component.

4 The Copy to Floppy dialog box appears.

Select the floppy disk drive you will use to insert the diskette.

Select the floppy drive you will use.

Shows the path of the selected component.

5 Click Copy all disk images.

If you want to copy a portion of the selected component, select the disk you want to copy in the Disk Images window, then click Copy selected disk image.

6 When prompted, insert a blank, formatted diskette into the floppy drive, and click Yes to copy the first diskette.

For multiple diskettes, when the first diskette is finished, you are prompted to insert disk 2.

Make sure you label each diskette in order as you create it: Samsung ML-4500 driver, disk 1 of 2, etc.

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Installing Software from Diskettes

7 If you have more than one disk, insert the next disk and click Yes.

8 When copying to diskettes has been completed, click

Close in the Copy to Floppy dialog box. Then click Exit in the SAMSUNG PRINTER SETUP dialog box.

Installing Software

To install the printer driver from the diskettes, take the following steps:

1 Insert the first diskette (if the selected software diskettes are more than one).

2 From the Start menu, select Run.

3 Type A:\setup.exe in the Open box and click OK. (if your floppy drive is not A, substitute the correct letter.)

4 Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation.

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Linux Driver Installation

This Linux driver is designed for PrinThru compatible

Samsung ML-4500 Series printer and supports Linux Red

Hat 6.0 or higher and Intel Linux. If your Linux version is not included, this driver might not work properly.

Linux Driver Configuration

• Install Setup Script file a. /cdrom/linux/install/install.sh

b. /cdrom/linux/install/ssprt.db

c. /cdrom/linux/install/readme.txt

• Ghostscript Package file a. /cdrom/linux/gs5.10/ghostscript-5.10-10.i386.rpm

b. /cdrom/linux/gs5.10/COPYING c. /cdrom/linux/gs5.50/ghostscript-5.50-2.i386.rpm

d. /cdrom/linux/gs5.50/COPYING

Installation

To install the driver, open the x terminal screen and take the following steps:

1. Mount the CD-ROM drive.

Note:

To mount the CD-ROM drive, you must be a super user or must be authorized to mount the CD-ROM by the super user. If you fail to mount the CD-ROM drive, ask the system administrator.

To mount the CD-ROM drive:

1 Insert the Samsung ML-4500 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

2 Mount the CD-ROM drive under a directory like /mnt in order to access the files on the CD-ROM:

>mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

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2. Install the Ghostscript.

Note: Ghostscript may already be installed in your Linux machine. To support Samsung printer PrinThru, you must update the ghostscript. If you are not sure whether the ghostscript is already installed in your machine, use the command: >rpm -q ghostscript (You can see the version of the ghostscript currently installed in your machine by this command.)

To update the ghostscript:

1 Change to the directory where the ghostscript is in by typing in:

>cd/mnt/cdrom/linux/gs5.XX (where /mnt/cdrom is the CD-ROM directory you have mounted at step 1 and

XX is the version of the ghostscript to be installed, 10 or

50.)

2 Delete the ghostscript currently installed in your machine by typing in:

/mnt/cdrom/linux/gs5.XX>rpm -e --nodeps ghostscript

3 Install the ghostscript which is supplied in the Samsung

ML-4500 CD-ROM by typing in:

/mnt/cdrom/linux/gs5.XX/rpm -ivh ghostscript -

5.XX-xx.i386.rpm

4 When # appears in the screen and the installation is completed, the ghostscript is successfully updated. To make sure, type in:

/mnt/cdrom/linux/gs5.XX/rpm -q ghostscript

If ‘ghostscript-5.XX-xx’ message appears, the installation is successfully completed.

3. Install setup script.

For details on installing the setup script, refer to the

/cdrom/linux/install/readme.txt file.

Add the driver to the printer list by typing in:

/cdrom/linux/install>install.sh (or)

/cdrom/linux/install>./install.sh (if the path of the current working directly is not determined.)

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4. Set up the printer filter.

To set up:

1 Run printtool at x terminal.

2 To add the printer driver, click the Add button.

3 In the Add a Printer Entry window, decide the printer type you will use. Select Local Printer if you have a PCconnected printer.

4 Click the OK button.

5 If the Info button appears, ignore it, then click the OK button.

6 The Edit xxxx Entry window opens (where xxxx is the printer type you have selected at step 3).

If you are not an advanced user, do not change the

Names/Spool Directory/File Limit in Kb/Printer

Device option.

7 Click the Select button in the Input Filter to access filter setup.

8 Select Samsung Printer PrinThru Compatible for the

Printer Type item. Then select the default resolution and paper size.

9 To save the setting, press the OK button.

10 In the Edit xxxx Entry window, press the OK button to complete the printer driver installation.

11 You can find that the printer driver is added to the driver window. Select Quit from the PrintTool menu.

GNU Ghostscript software, in directory /linux/gs5.10 and /linux/gs5.50 on this CD is

Copyright (C) 1999 Aladdin Enterprise, Menlo Park, California, and other authors as indicated in its documentation.

This software is not subject to the End User License Agreement: your rights to this software are given by the GNU License, which is in a file called COPYING in that directory.

GNU Ghostscript should be available on all GNU site, such as ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/.

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INDEX

A

altitude correction 5.11

automatic input tray

loading paper 4.5

paper source setting 5.3

C

cancel, print job 5.5

Cancel/Reprint button 3.2

cardstock, print 4.13

clean, printer 6.4

clean sheet, print 6.5

components 1.2

control panel

buttons 3.1

lights 3.3

D

Data light 3.3

Demo button 3.1

demo page, print 2.7

diskette, make, install software A.10

driver

access 5.1

install 2.7

remove 2.10

in Linux A.13

E

envelopes, print 4.7

Error light 7.17

error messages 7.17

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F

face-down output tray 4.4

face-up output slot 4.4

features 1.1

G

graphic mode 5.11

graphic options 5.10

I

install

printer software 2.7

software from diskette A.10

toner cartridge 2.2

Linux driver A.13

J

jam see paper jam

L

labels, print 4.10

letterhead, print 4.12

Linux A.13

load, paper

In the automatic input tray 2.4

in the manual input tray 4.5

INDEX

M

manual input tray

loading paper 4.5

paper source setting 5.3

multiple pages on one sheet, print 5.6

N

network, setup 5.13

n-up printing 5.6

O

orientation 5.3

output lever 4.4

output location, select 4.4

P

paper

acceptable size and capacities 4.2, A.3

choose 4.1

guidelines 4.3, A.4

load 2.4, 4.5

specifications A.2

storage environment A.6

paper jam, clear

input area 7.7

inside the printer 7.8

output area 7.6

tips avoiding paper jams 7.10

Paper light 3.3

paper orientation, setting 5.3

paper out, indication 3.3, 7.17

paper size, setting 5.3

paper source, setting 5.3

paper type, setting 5.3

parallel, connection 2.6

power save mode 5.9

print media see paper

printer light patterns 3.3, 7.17

print quality problem, solving

back of printouts dirty 7.15

background scatter 7.14

black pages 7.15

character voids 7.16

checklist 7.11

curl or wave 7.15

dropouts 7.12

gray background 7.13

horizontal stripes 7.16

light print or fade 7.11

loose toner 7.16

misformed characters 7.14

page skew 7.14

toner smear 7.13

toner specks 7.12

vertical lines 7.12

vertical repetitive defects 7.13

wrinkles or creases 7.15

printer driver see driver

printer software, install 2.7

printing

cancel 5.5

cleaning sheet 6.5

demo page 2.7

general problems, solving 7.2

help 5.5

multi pages on one sheet 5.6

on a network envirionment 5.13

quality problems, solving 7.11

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INDEX problem, solving

checklist 7.1

common windows problems 7.19

error messages 7.17

general 7.2

paper jam 7.6

print quality 7.11

Q

quality, problems 7.11

R

reprint, last page 5.12

resolution 5.7

S

setup printer chapter 2

specifications

paper A.2

printer A.1

system error 7.18

T

toner cartridge

clean 6.5

install 2.2

life expectancy 6.1

recycle 6.1

redistribute toner 6.2

save toner 5.8

storage 6.1

Toner Save button 3.2. 5.8

transparency, print 4.11

troubleshooting see problem, solving

U

uninstall, driver 2.10

unpack 2.1

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Key Features

  • Fast print speed of up to 20 pages per minute
  • High resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Flexible paper handling with a 250-sheet input tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray
  • Built-in duplex printing for double-sided printing
  • Network connectivity for easy sharing
  • Easy-to-use control panel with a large LCD display

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I connect the printer to my computer?
You can connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable or a network cable.
How do I load paper into the printer?
To load paper into the printer, open the paper tray and fan the edges of the paper to separate the sheets. Then, place the paper in the tray and adjust the paper guides to fit the paper size.
How do I print a document?
To print a document, open the document in your word processing program and click on the "Print" button. Then, select the Samsung ML-4500 printer from the list of printers and click on the "Print" button.

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