Sony | DPP-FP30 | User's Manual | Sony DPP-FP30 User's Manual

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Before you begin
Digital Photo
Printer
Preparations
Printing from a PictBridge
camera (PictBridge mode)
Printing from a PC
(PC mode)
Troubleshooting
DPP-FP30
Operating Instructions
Before operating this printer, please read
this manual thoroughly and retain it for
future reference.
 2004 Sony Corporation
Additional information
WARNING
For the customers in the U.S.A.
CAUTION
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
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.
The shielded interface cable recommended in this
manual must be used with this equipment in order to
comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of Fcc Rules.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on
the bottom. Record the serial number in the
space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DPP-FP30
Serial No.
WARNING
The equipment should be connected to an easily
accessible mains outlet socket.
(So that it may be disconnected from the mains
if required)
Attention for the
customers in Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
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Note:
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
or Sony Web site at www.sony.com
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.:
DPP-FP30
Responsible Party:
Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San
Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Duplication, edition, or printing of a CD, TV
programs, copyrighted materials such as
pictures or publications, or any other materials
except for your own recording or creation is
limited to private or domestic use only. Unless
you hold copyright or have permission of
copyright holders for the materials to be
duplicated, use of those materials beyond this
limit may infringe the provisions of the
copyright law and be subject to the copyright
holder’s claim for damages.
When using photo images with this printer, pay
special attention not to infringe the provisions of
the copyright law. Any unauthorized use or
modification of others’ portrait may also
infringe their rights.
For some demonstrations, performances, or
exhibits, photography may be forbidden.
On trademarks and copyrights
• VAIO is the trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows® are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
• IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation.
• MMX and Pentium are registered trademarks
of Intel Corporation.
•This software is based in part on the work of
the independent JPEG Group.
• Libtiff
Copyright © 1988-1997 Sam Leffler
Copyright © 1991-1997 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
• Lib png
Copyright © 1995, 1996 Guy Eric Schalnat,
Group 42, Inc.
Copyright © 1996, 1997 Andreas Dilger
Copyright © 1998, 1999 Glenn RandersPehrson
• Zlib
© 1995- 2002 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
• This product uses “Exif Toolkit For Windows
Ver.2.4 (Copyright © 1998 FUJI PHOTO FILM
CO., LTD. All rights reserved)”. Exif is the
exchangeable image file format for digital still
cameras specified by the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
• All other companies and product names
mentioned herein may be the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
Notice for users
Program © 2004 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2004 Sony Corporation
All rights reserved. This manual or the software
described herein, in whole or in part, may not be
reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine
readable form without prior written approval from
Sony Corporation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTACT, OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE
SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
By breaking the seal of the envelope of the CDROM package, you accept all the terms and
conditions of this agreement. If you do not accept
these terms and conditions, please return this disk
envelope unopened, along with the rest of the
package, immediately to the dealer where you
obtained it.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any
modification to this manual or the information
contained herein at any time without notice.
The software described herein may also be
governed by the terms of a separate user license
agreement.
User Registration
To receive customer services, complete and return
the registration card included in your package.
Any design data such as sample pictures provided
in this software cannot be modified or duplicated
except for the purpose of personal use. Any
unauthorized duplication of this software is
prohibited under copyright law.
Please note that unauthorized duplication or
modification of others’ portraits or copyrighted
work could infringe the rights reserved by right
holders.
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Table of contents
Troubleshooting
If trouble occurs .................................... 33
If paper jams ........................................ 41
Before you begin
Overview ................................................ 5
What you can do with this printer .............. 5
Features .................................................... 6
Additional information
Precautions ........................................... 42
Specifications ....................................... 44
Printing range ......................................... 45
Preparations
1 Checking the contents of the
package ............................................ 7
2 Preparing the printing pack
(not supplied) .................................. 8
Sizes of print paper ................................... 8
Optional printing packs ............................. 8
3 Loading the print cartridge ............... 9
4 Inserting the print paper ................. 10
Printing from a PictBridge
camera (PictBridge mode)
Printing images from
the digital camera ........................... 13
Printing from a PC (PC mode)
Installing the software .......................... 15
System requirements ............................... 15
Installing the printer driver ...................... 16
Uninstalling the printer driver .................. 20
Installing the PictureGear Studio .............. 22
Uninstalling the PictureGear Studio ......... 24
Printing photos from the PictureGear
Studio ............................................. 25
Printing from other application software .. 32
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Glossary ................................................ 46
Identifying the parts ............................. 47
Index .................................................... 49
Before you begin
Overview
What you can do with this printer
Printing from a PictBridge
camera (PictBridge mode) c Page 13
Printing from a PC
Connect a PictBridge-compliant
digital camera to the printer to print
images using the camera.
Connect a PC to the printer to print
images using the PC.
(PC mode) c Page 15
Depending on the operation mode you choose, follow the operation flow below:
PC mode
PictBridge mode
Get the printer ready for printing
• Prepare the printing pack (not supplied) (page 8)
• Load the print cartridge (page 9)
• Insert the print paper (page 10)
Install the supplied software
on the PC (page 15)
Connect to an AC outlet
Connect to a camera (page 13)
Connect to a PC (page 19)
Use the camera to print an
Use the PC to print an image
image (page 13)
(page 25)
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Before you begin
The Digital Photo Printer DPP-FP30 provides the following two operation modes,
depending on the device you use for printing.
Features
PictBridge-compliant*
(page 13)
Red-eye reduction and other
adjustments (PC mode only, page
29)
The printer supports the PictBridge
standard, so that you can print an image
easily from a PictBridge-compliant
digital camera.
You can adjust an image to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon that may occur
when the subject was shot with flash.
Adjustments of brightness, hue, and
other elements of picture quality are also
possible.
Windows PC support with a
convenient USB connection (page 15)
Paper tray allowing bulk printing of
20 sheets (page 10)
By connecting the printer to your PC via
a USB connector and installing the
supplied printer driver, you can print
images from your PC.
With the supplied paper tray, you can
print up to 20 sheets of print paper at
one time.
A choice of print sizes (page 8)
Super Coat 2
The Super Coat 2 feature enables high
durability and moisture or fingerprint
resistance, keeping your prints in good
condition for an extended period of time.
Auto Fine Print 3
The Auto Fine Print 3 analyses the
picture information of an image,
including the Exif data, and corrects the
resulting picture to make an image look
more natural and beautiful.
Exif 2.21** (Exif Print)
support (page 46)
When you use the supplied PictureGear
Studio software to print an image from
your PC, you can choose Exif Print
picture correction in addition to the
conventional OS picture correction. In
Exif Print correction, the supplied
printer driver uses the Exif data of an
image and the printer‘s color processing
to adjust and reproduce an image with
supreme picture quality.
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You can select from Post Card size and
3.5 x 5 inch size.
Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print paper
is not sold.
* PictBridge is a standard that allows you
to connect a digital camera directly to a
printer without a PC, enabling direct
printing on the spot.
** Exif (Exchangeable image file format for
digital cameras) Print is a global standard
for digital photo printing. A digital
camera supporting Exif Print stores data
relevant to the shooting conditions as
each shot is taken. The printer utilises the
Exif Print data stored in each image file to
ensure the printed result matches the
original shot as closely as possible.
Preparations
This section explains how to prepare
your printer. Follow the procedures in
this section to get the printer ready for
printing.
1 Checking the contents
of the package (this
page)
1 Checking the
contents of the
package
Make sure that the following accessories
are supplied with your printer.
Paper tray (1)
2 Prepare the printing
pack (not supplied)
(page 8)
Preparations
x
CD-ROM (1)
x
– Sony DPP-FP30 Printer Driver
Software for Windows® XP
Professional/Windows® XP Home
Edition/Windows® 2000
Professional/Windows®
Millennium Edition/Windows® 98
Second Edition
– PictureGear Studio V.2.0
3 Loading the print
cartridge (page 9)
x
4 Inserting the print
paper (page 10)
AC power adaptor (1)
After you finish preparations, read the
explanations for each operation mode
(pages 5 to 6) to print an image.
AC power cord * (1)
•
•
•
•
Color printing pack (1)
Operating Instructions (this booklet, 1)
Warranty (1)
Sony End User Software License
Agreement (1)
* The AC power cord illustrated is for 120V
only. The plug shape and specifications of
the AC power cord differ depending on
the region you purchased the printer.
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2 Preparing the
printing pack (not
supplied)
To print an image, you need
an optional printing pack
designed for the printer. The
pack contains a set of print
paper and a print cartridge.
Sizes of print paper
You can select the print paper from the
following two sizes:
• Post card (4 x 6 inch) size (101.6 x
184.4 mm)
• 3.5 x 5 inch size (89 x 159 mm)*
Optional printing packs
Select the printing pack according to the
type of printing you intend to do:
Post card size
SVM-F40P
• Two packs with each 20 sheets of Post
Card size photo paper
• Print cartridge for 40 prints
SVM-F80P
• Four packs with each 20 sheets of
Post Card size photo paper
• 2 Print cartridges each for 40 prints
3.5 x 5 inch sizebSVM-F40L*
• Two packs with each 20 sheets of 3.5
x 5 inch size photo paper
• Print cartridge for 40 prints
*Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print paper
is not sold.
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To order printing packs, visit the
following web site:
www.sony.com/printers
Notes on using printing packs
• Always use the print cartridge and print
paper from the same carton as a set. If you
mix cartridges and paper of different
types, printing may not be possible.
• The side without the imprinting is the
printing surface. Inferior print quality
may result if the printing surface is
contaminated with dust or fingerprints. Be
careful to avoid touching the printing
surface.
• Do not bend the paper or tear it off at
the perforations before printing.
• Do not print on used sheets of print
paper or attempt to rewind the ribbon
inside the print cartridge. Doing so
could result in damages to the printer.
• Please do not disassemble the print
cartridge.
Notes on storing printing packs (for
quality prints)
• When you are going to store a partiallyused pack of the print cartridge and print
paper for an extended period of time, store
it in its original bag or in a similar
container.
• Avoid placing the printing pack in
locations that are subject to high
temperature, high humidity, excessive
dust, or direct sunlight.
• Use printing pack within two years from
the date of production.
Note on storing printouts
• Do not affix cellophane tape or plastic
erasers to printouts. Also avoid leaving
printouts under plastic desk mats.
Caution
• TV program, films, video tapes and other
materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized video printing of such
materials may be country to the provisions
of the copyright law.
3 Loading the print
cartridge
1
Pull and open the cartridge
compartment lid.
Removing the print cartridge
When the print cartridge runs out, the
ERROR indicator will flash slowly.
Open the cartridge compartment lid,
push up the eject lever, and remove the
used print cartridge.
Preparations
Eject lever
2
Insert the print cartridge to
the back in the arrow
direction until it clicks into
place.
ERROR indicator
Notes
Arrow
3
Close the cartridge
compartment lid.
• Use the print cartridge contained in the
same box with the print paper.
• Do not touch the ink ribbon or place the
print cartridge in a dusty location.
Fingerprints or dust on the ink ribbon may
result in imperfect printing.
Ink ribbon
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• Never put your hand into the cartridge
compartment. The thermal head reaches
high temperatures, especially after
repeated printing.
• Do not rewind the ink ribbon and use the
rewound print cartridge for printing.
Otherwise, proper printing result will not
be obtained, or even a malfunction may
occur.
• If the print cartridge does not click into
place, remove it and then re-insert it. If the
ink ribbon is too slack to be loaded, wind
the ink ribbon in the direction of the arrow
to remove the slack.
4 Inserting the print
paper
1
Open the eject paper tray.
2
Slide the paper tray lid in the
opposite direction to the
paper feeding direction (1)
and then lift open it (2).
3
Set the tray adaptor according
to the print paper size you
want to use.
• Do not remove the print cartridge while
printing.
Notes on storing the print cartridge
• Avoid placing the print cartridge in a
location subject to high temperatures, high
humidity, excessive dust or direct sunlight
• When you are going to store a partiallyused cartridge, store it in its original bag.
Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print
paper is not sold.
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x To use Post Card (4 x 6 inch)
size print paper
Press the tray and the back of
the tray adaptor to release the
locks of the adaptor (1), and
remove and lift the tray adaptor
from the lock holes (2).
4
Set the print paper into the
tray.
Riffle the print paper. Then insert
the print paper with its printing
surface (the side with no imprint)
facing up.
Printing surface
Tray adaptor
To attach the tray adaptor to
the tray
Put the projections of the tray
adaptor into the lock holes of the
tray (1), and then slide down the
adaptor until its back lock clicks into
place (2).
Paper feeding
direction
Face stamp marker
(Post Card size) or
arrow imprint (3.5 x 5
inch size) toward
feeding direction.
Note
Do not touch the printing surface.
Fingerprints on the printing surface may
result in imperfect printing.
5
Remove the protective sheet.
x To use 3.5 x 5 inch size print
paper
Keep the tray adaptor installed.
Tray adaptor
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Preparations
• To set the Post Card size print
paper, face the stamp marker to
the paper feeding direction.
• To set the 3.5 x 5 inch size print
paper, align an arrow imprint to
the paper feeding direction.
Insert the protective sheet together
with paper. You can set up to 20
sheets of print paper.
Release the lock.
6
Close the paper tray lid (1)
and slide it to the paper
feeding direction (2).
Keep the paper eject tray open.
7
Push and open the printer’s
paper tray compartment lid.
Notes
• Do not remove the paper tray during
printing.
• To avoid paper jam or malfunctions of the
printer, make sure the following before
printing:
– Do not write or type on the print paper.
Use the oil ink pen to write on the paper
after printing. You cannot type on the
print paper.
– Do not attach sticker or stamps on the
print paper.
– Do not hold or bend the print paper.
– When adding print paper to a partially
full tray, make sure that the total
number of sheets does not exceed 20 for
the print paper.
– Do not print on the used print paper.
Printing an image twice on the same
paper will not make the printed image
thicker.
– Use the print paper for this printer only.
– Do not use the print paper ejected
without printed.
Notes on storing the print paper
8
Insert the paper tray into the
printer.
Insert it firmly until it clicks into
place.
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• Avoid storing the paper with the printed
faces touching each other or in contact
with rubber or plastic products including
vinyl chloride or plasticizer for an
extended period of time; color changes or
deterioration of the printed image may
occur.
• Avoid placing the print paper in a location
subject to high temperatures, high
humidity, excessive dust or direct sunlight.
• When you are going to store partially-used
print paper, store it in its original bag.
Printing from a PictBridge camera (PictBridge mode)
Printing images from
the digital camera
You can connect a PictBridge-compliant
digital camera and print an image
directly from your digital camera.
1
Set your digital camera ready
for printing with a PictBridgecompliant printer.
2
Connect the printer to the AC
power source.
1 Insert one plug of the supplied
AC power cord to the supplied
AC power adaptor.
2 Insert the other plug of the AC
power cord to the wall outlet.
3 Insert the plug of the AC power
adaptor to the DC IN jack of the
printer.
The STANDBY indicator lights in
red.
3
Turn on the printer.
The STANDBY indicator of the
printer lights in green.
To turn off the printer
Keep pressing STANDBY for longer
than one second until the
STANDBY indicator turns to red.
AC power
adaptor
(supplied)
AC power cord
(supplied)
To the wall
outlet
4
Connect a PictBridge-compliant
digital camera to the printer.
Use the USB connecting cable
supplied with the digital camera.
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Printing from a PictBridge camera (PictBridge mode)
The settings and operations that are
necessary before connection differ
depending on the digital camera.
For details, see the operating
instructions of the digital camera
you use.
Notes
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily
accessible wall outlet close by. If some
trouble occurs while using the adaptor,
immediately shut off the power by
disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet.
• When you have finished using the AC
power adaptor, disconnect it from the DC IN
jack of the printer and the wall outlet.
• The set is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet , even if the unit
itself has been turned off.
• The AC power cord illustrated is for 120V
only. The plug shape and specifications of
the AC power cord differ depending on the
region you purchased the printer.
• The print paper emerges from the paper
outlet a few times during printing. Do not
block the paper outlet with the AC power
adaptor or AC power cord.
To the PICTBRIDGE connector
(USB A-TYPE)
5
Operate the digital camera to
print an image.
The printer supports the following
prints:
• Single-image print.
• All images print (ALL)
To the
PictBridge
connector
(USB)
PictBridgecompliant
digital camera
Notes
• You cannot connect a PictBridgecompliant digital camera and a PC
simultaneously to the printer. When
printing from a digital camera,
remove the PC from the printer.
• The connector is designed for the
PictBridge only. Never connect a
device other than a PictBridgecompliant digital camera.
• The type of USB connecting cable
you should use may differ
depending on the digital camera.
Use a USB connecting cable with an
A-TYPE connector for the printer
and an appropriate type for your
digital camera.
• Use a commercially available USB
cable shorter than 3m in length.
When you connect a PictBridgecompliant digital camera to the
printer
The printer automatically enters the
PictBridge mode. The PICTBRIDGE
indicator turns to green.
PICTBRIDGE indicator
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Notes
• If you replace a print cartridge while the
printer is connected to a digital camera, an
image may not be printed properly. If this
occurs, make the paper size setting of the
digital camera again or disconnect and
then connect the digital camera.
• Never move or turn off the printer while it
is printing; the print cartridge or paper
may become stuck. If this happens, turn
the printer off and then on, and resume
printing from the beginning.
• The print paper may emerge a few times
during printing. Do not touch nor pull the
emerged paper. Wait for the print paper to
be fully ejected after printing ends.
• Make sure to spare enough space behind
the printer during printing.
• If print paper runs out during continuous
printing or if you print with no print paper
in the paper tray, the printer’s ERROR
indicator lights. Feed the print paper
without turning off the power and resume
printing.
On the PICTBRIDGE indicator
The PICTBRIDGE indicator shows the
connection status between the printer
and the digital camera as follows:
• When the indication lights: The
connection between the printer and
the PictBridge-compliant digital
camera is established.
• When the indication blinks: The
device that does not support the
PictBridge feature is connected. Or the
image to be printed is damaged.
Printing from a PC (PC mode)
To print from a PC connected to the
printer, you need to install the supplied
software to your PC.
This section explains how to install the
supplied software on your PC and how
to use the supplied PictureGear Studio
software to print an image.
Please also refer to the operating
instructions of your PC.
On trademarks and copyrights of
PictureGear Studio
System requirements
To use the supplied printer driver and
PictureGear Studio, your PC must meet
the following system requirements:
OS: Microsoft Windows® XP
Professional/Windows® XP Home
Edition/Windows® 2000
Professional/Windows®
Millennium Edition/Windows ® 98
Second Edition, pre-installed (IBM
PC/AT compatible)
(Windows 95, Windows 98 Gold
Edition, Windows NT, other
versions (ex. Server, Personal) of
Windows 2000 are not supported.)
CPU: Pentium III 500MHz or faster
(Pentium III 800MHz or faster is
recommended.)
RAM: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more
is recommended.)
Hard disk space: 200 MB or more
(Depending on the Windows
version you use, more space will be
required. To handle image data,
you will need additional hard disk
space.)
Display:
Screen area: 800 x 600 pixels or more
Colors: High Color (16-bit) or more
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
• On copyrights of design materials
The copyrights of the design materials
contained in this software are owned by
Sony Corporation or Sony Music
Communications Corporation. Any
commercial use is prohibited by the
copyrights laws.
• Duplication of copyrighted materials, such
as photographs, is prohibited except for
private or domestic use.
• All other companies and product names
mentioned herein may be the trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective
companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are
not mentioned in each case in this manual.
Installing the
software
On the supplied CD-ROM
The supplied CD-ROM contains the
following software:
• Printer driver for DPP-FP30: The
software describes the printer’s
requirements and enables printing
from the computer.
• PictureGear Studio: Sony’s original
software application that allows you
to handle still images—capturing,
managing, processing, and printing.
Installing the printer driver
1
Note
If you connect the printer to your PC in
this stage, either of the following dialog
boxes are displayed:
• When using Windows 98SE/Me:
Add New Hardware Wizard
Notes
• If a hub is used to connect the printer and
your PC, or if two or more USB devices
including other printers are connected to
your PC, a trouble may occur. If this
occurs, simplify the connections between
your PC and the printer.
• You cannot operate the printer from
another USB device being used
simultaneously.
• Do not remove the USB cable from or
connect it to the printer during data
communication or printing. The printer
may not work properly.
• The printer does not support system
standby/hibernate mode of the computer.
During printing, do not change your PC to
system standby/hibernate mode.
• We cannot guarantee operations with all
personal computers, even though they
may meet or exceed the system
requirements.
Make sure that the printer is
disconnected from the
computer.
• When using Windows 2000/XP:
Found New Hardware Wizard
If this occurs, disconnect the printer
from the PC and then click “Cancel” in
the dialog box.
2
Turn on your computer and
start Windows.
• When installing or uninstalling
the software in Windows® 2000
Professional, log on to Windows
as “Administrator” or “Power
user”.
• When installing or uninstalling
the software with Windows® XP
Professional/Home Edition, log
on using a “Computer
administrator” user account.
Notes
• Be sure to close all running
programs before installing the
software.
• The dialog boxes in this section are
those in Windows XP Professional,
unless otherwise specified. The
installation procedures and the
dialog boxes shown differ
depending on the operating system.
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3
Insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive of your
computer.
The setup starts automatically and
the installation window is
displayed.
6
Check “I accept the terms of
the license agreement” and
click “Next”.
If you check “I do not accept the
terms of the license agreement”,
you cannot proceed to the next step.
Note
In case the installation window is not
automatically displayed, double-click
the “Setup.exe” of the CD-ROM.
4
Click “Installing Printer
Driver”.
7 Click “Install”.
The “Sony DPP-FP30 InstallShieldWizard” dialog box
appears.
5
Click “Next”.
The “Printer connection” dialog box
is displayed.
The license agreement dialog box is
displayed.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
The “Ready to install the program”
dialog box is displayed.
8
Connect the printer to the AC
power source.
1 Insert one plug of the supplied
AC power cord to the supplied
AC power adaptor.
2 Insert the other plug of the AC
power cord to the wall outlet.
3 Insert the plug of the AC power
adaptor to the DC IN jack of the
printer.
The STANDBY indicator lights in
red.
AC power
adaptor
(supplied)
AC power
cord
(supplied)
To the wall
outlet
Notes
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily
accessible wall outlet close by. If some
trouble occurs while using the adaptor,
immediately shut off the power by
disconnecting the plug from the wall
outlet.
• When you have finished using the AC
power adaptor, disconnect it from the DC
IN jack of the printer and the wall outlet.
• The set is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet , even if the
unit itself has been turned off.
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• The AC power cord illustrated is for 120V
only. The plug shape and specifications of
the AC power cord differ depending on
the region you purchased the printer.
• The print paper emerges from the paper
outlet a few times during printing. Do not
block the paper outlet with the AC power
adaptor or AC power cord.
9
Turn on the printer.
The STANDBY indicator lights in
green.
To turn off the printer
Keep pressing STANDBY for longer
than one second until the
STANDBY indicator turns to red.
10 Click “Next”.
11 Connect the USB connectors of
12 Click “Finish”.
the printer and your
computer.
Use a commercially available USB
connecting cable.
To USB
connector
(B-TYPE)
Windows PC
Notes
• You cannot connect a PictBridgecompliant digital camera and a PC
simultaneously to the printer. When
printing from a PC, remove the
digital camera from the printer.
• Use a commercially available A-B
TYPE USB-compatible connecting
cable shorter than 3m in length. The
type of USB cable you should use
may differ depending on the
computer. For details, see the
instructions manual of your
computer.
13•
To finish installation, click
“Complete” and remove the
CD-ROM from your
computer and keep it for
future use.
• To continue to install the
PictureGear Studio software,
click “Installing the
PictureGear Studio” and
follow the procedures on
pages 22.
When you connect a PC
The printer automatically enters the
PC mode and the printer setup will
start automatically.
When the printer setup is complete,
the “Setup Complete” dialog box is
displayed.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
To USB
connector
The installation of the printer driver
is complete. When you are
prompted to restart your computer,
restart the computer.
Notes
• If the printer driver CD-ROM is prompted
during the installation, specify the
following directory:
-When using the Windows 98SE/Me:
D\Driver\Win98.me
-When using the Windows 2000/XP:
D\Driver\Win2000.me
“D” stands for the CD-ROM drive of your
PC and may differ depending on the
system.
• The supplied CD-ROM will be required
when you uninstall or re-install the printer
driver. Keep it in good order for possible
future use.
• If the installation fails, remove the printer
from your computer, restart your
computer, and then do the installation
procedures from the step 3.
• After installation, the “Sony DPP-FP30” is
not set as the default printer. Set the
printer you use for each application.
• Before you use the printer, read the
Readme file (the Readme folder of the CDROMcEnglish foldercReadme.txt).
Uninstalling the printer driver
When the printer driver becomes
unnecessary, remove it from your PC
hard disk as follows:
1
Disconnect the USB cable from
your printer and the
computer.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive of your
computer.
The setup starts automatically and
the installation window is
displayed.
Note
In case the installation window is not
automatically displayed, double-click
the “Setup.exe” of the CD-ROM.
3
Click “Installing Printer
Driver”.
Checking the installation
Open the “Printers and Faxes”
(Windows XP Home Edition/XP
Professional only) or “Printers” from the
“Control Panel”. When the “Sony DPPFP30” is displayed in the “Printers and
Faxes” or “Printers” window, the
printer driver has been successfully
installed.
The “Sony DPP-FP30 - InstallShield
Wizard” dialog box appears.
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4
The dialog box used for restarting
the computer is displayed.
Click “Next”.
7
Check “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” and click
“OK”.
The license agreement dialog box is
displayed.
5
Check “I accept the terms of
the license agreement” and
click “Next”.
To check uninstallation
Select “Printers and Faxes” (Windows
XP Home Edition/XP Professional only)
or “Printers” from the “Control Panel”
to check if the “DPP-FP30” is displayed.
If not, the printer driver is successfully
removed.
The dialog box used for confirming
uninstallation is displayed.
6
Click “Yes”.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
If you check “I do not accept the
terms of the license agreement”,
you cannot proceed with
uninstallation.
After the computer is restarted, the
relevant files will be deleted and
uninstallation is complete.
Notes
Installing the PictureGear
Studio
• In case the installation window is
not automatically displayed, doubleclick the “Setup.exe” of the CDROM.
Install the PictureGear Studio to your
computer.
1
• Depending on the PC system
environments, the Microsoft Data
Access Component 2.7 and Jet 1.0
should be installed during the
PictureGear Studio installation. If
so, the dialog box used for installing
the programs will be displayed
automatically; Follow the on-screen
instructions proceed with the
installation.
Turn on your computer and
start Windows.
• When installing or uninstalling
the software in Windows® 2000
Professional, log on Windows as
the user name of “Administrator”
or “Power user”.
• When installing or uninstalling
the software in Windows® XP
Professional/Home Edition, log
on as a user name with the
“Computer administrator” user
account.
3
Click “Installing PictureGear
Studio”.
Notes
• Be sure to close all running
programs before installing the
software.
• The dialog boxes in this section are
those in Windows XP Professional,
unless otherwise specified. The
installation procedures and the
dialog boxes shown differ
depending on the operation system.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive of your
computer.
The setup starts automatically and
the installation window is
displayed.
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The “PictureGear Studio Setup”
dialog box appears.
4
Click “Next”.
What is “PictureGear Studio Media
Watcher”?
The dialog box to specify the
destination folder is displayed.
5
Check the destination and
then click “Next”.
To specify a different destination
folder, click “Browse”,
The “PictureGear Studio Media
Watcher” dialog box is displayed.
6
To register the Media
Watcher, check “Register the
PictureGear Studio Media
Watcher in the startup
folder.” and then click “OK”.
7
To display the Readme file,
check “View Readme File” and
then click “Finish”.
When the installation is completed,
the installation complete dialog box
is displayed.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
The PictureGear Studio Media
Watcher detects insertion of a
device or medium storing photos
when the PictureGear Studio is
installed in an operating system
other than the Windows XP.
To change the settings done during
installation, follow the procedures
below:
1 After you install the PictureGear
Studio software, click “Start”,
“Programs”, “PictureGear
Studio”, “Tools”, and then
“Media Watcher”.
The PictureGear Studio Media
Watcher is started.
2 Click the PictureGear Studio
Media Watcher icon on the
taskbar with the right mouse
button, and click “Settings” from
the menu displayed.
3 Add or clear the check mark for
“Starts the Media Watcher when
you log on Widows”.
To do registration, check the
option. To cancel registration,
clear the check box.
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• When you check “View Readme
File”, the Readme file is
displayed. When you close the
Readme file, the PictureGear
Studio Setup dialog box is also
closed.
• When you do not check “View
Readme File”, the PictureGear
Studio Setup dialog box is closed.
When the software becomes
unnecessary, remove it from your PC
hard disk as follows:
1
Remove the CD-ROM from
your computer and keep it for
future use.
Remove the USB cable
between the printer and the
PC.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive of your
computer.
Uninstalling the PictureGear
Studio
Notes
• If the installation fails, do the installation
procedures from step 2.
• The supplied CD-ROM will be required
when you uninstall or re-install the
PictureGear Studio. Keep it in good order
for possible future use.
• The PictureGear Studio supplied with the
DPP-FP30 has the following limitations:
– In PhotoCollection, you cannot select
paper other than “Sony”.
– In PrintStudio, you cannot create or print
“Label”.
– In PrintStudio, you cannot create or print
a “Sticker, name card, or card”.
– In PrintStudio, you cannot print part of
“Postcard” designs.
To delete the above limitations and
upgrade the software to the version
supplied with VAIO computer or CLIE
handheld, execute the “Setup.exe” in the
“pgs.add” folder.
The setup starts automatically and
the installation window is
displayed.
Note
In case the installation window is not
automatically displayed, double-click
the “Setup.exe” of the CD-ROM.
3
Click “Installing PictureGear
Studio”.
The dialog box used for confirming
deletion is displayed.
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4
Click “Yes”.
The deletion complete dialog box is
displayed.
5
Click “Finish”.
The relevant files are deleted.
Printing photos from
the PictureGear
Studio
PictureGear Studio allows you to carry
out a series of procedures for handling a
still image—capturing, managing,
processing, and outputting. You can
use the software to print an image from
your PC in the post card or 3.5 x 5 inch
size print paper.
Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print paper
is not sold.
Start the PictureGear Studio.
The PictureGear Studio window is
displayed.
Tips
2
Click “Photo Collection”.
You can also remove the software from the
Control Panel. Select “Add/Remove
Programs” from the “Control Panel.” Then
select PictureGear Studio and click
“Remove”.
The “Photo Collection” window is
displayed.
3
Click the desired photo
category folder.
For explanations, “Sample” folder is
selected in the following example.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
1
4
Click “Print”.
6
Click “Sony”, and then select
the desired paper size.
Select either of the following paper
sizes for the DPP-F series:
The Print dialog box is displayed.
5
Select the photos that you
want to print, set the number
of copies to be printed for
each photo, and then click
“Apply”.
• DPP-F series 4 x 6“ (Postcard size)
SVM-F40P/F80P
• DPP-F series 3.5 x 5”
SVM-F40L
Notes
• In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size
print paper (SVM-F40L, DPP-F
series) is not sold.
• If you select paper other than the
DPP-F series paper, you cannot
obtain proper printing results.
The print paper selection dialog box
is displayed.
Note
Make sure to set the print quantity in
this dialog box. Even if you set the
number of copies in “Paper/Output”
tab of the “Sony DPP-FP30 Properties”
dialog box, the print quantity will not be
reflected.
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When you select the paper size, the
print dialog box is displayed.
7
In the “Printer” drop-down list
box, select “Sony DPP-FP30”
and then click “Properties”.
In the “Printer” drop-down list box,
select the printer that you actually
use.
Items
Functions
Print All All the photos selected in
the “Select Photo” window
will be printed.
Print the selected page only
The image being displayed
in the “Print Preview” will
be printed.
Printer
Select “Sony DPP-FP30”.
Border Free Print
• When checked, an image
will be printed without
margins around it.
• When unchecked, an
image will be printed
with margins around it.
Note
The image displayed on
the monitor will not be
adjusted.
• When unchecked, an
image will be printed
without adjustments.
Properties Specifies orientation,
picture quality and other
details.
When you click “Properties”, the
document properties dialog box for
the selected printer is displayed.
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In the “Paper/Output” tab,
specify the paper size.
Functions
Paper size From the drop-down list
box, select the paper size
you actually use for
printing:
• Post card
• 3.5x5 inch
Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch
size print paper is not sold.
Then check either of the
following to specify the
margins around the image:
• With border: an image is
printed with borders
around it.
• Borderless: an image is
printed without borders
around it.
Orientation Select the orientation of
an image when printed:
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Rotates 180 degrees
Note
Depending on the
application software you
use, orientation may not
change even if you change
portrait or landscape setting.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
Exif print • When checked, an image
shot with a Exif Print
(Exif 2.21)-compliant
digital camera will be
adjusted and printed
with its optimum picture
quality.
Items
Items
Copies
Functions
Specify the number of
copies to be printed.
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In the “Graphics” tab, set the
color reproduction and picture
quality.
Note
Depending on the
application software you
use, the print quantity
setting of the application
has priority over that
specified here.
Enlarge/
Reduce
Specify the percentage to
enlarge or reduce the
size of an image when
printed.
You can set the reference
point when an image is
enlarged or reduced by
checking “Upper left
reference”.
• When unchecked, an
image is enlarged or
reduced with the
center as the reference
point. Usually, use
this option.
• When checked, an
image is enlarged or
reduced with the
upper left corner as
the reference point.
You need to use this
option when using
some types of
applications. In case
printing does not
complete satisfactorily
with the option
unchecked, select this
option.
Print preview
Check this option to
display a preview of an
image before printed.
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Items
Functions
Color reproduction/Picture quality
Select the setting from the dropdown list box:
•Off: An image will be printed
without adjustment.
•Auto Fine Print 3:From the
“Settings” drop-down list box,
select either of the following
correction method:
– Photographical: An image
will be adjusted
automatically and printed
with natural and beautiful
pictures. (Recommended
option)
–Vivid: An image will be
adjusted automatically and
printed with more vivid
pictures. (In this setting, a
stronger sharpness correction
is given, making pictures
more vivid.)
Items
Functions
•ICM (system): From the
“Settings” drop-down list
box, select either of the
following correction method:
– Graphics: when graphics or
vivid colors are used.
– Match: when you want to
match colors.
– Pictures: when a
photograph or pictures are
printed.
Note
Exif Print
Check it to adjust and print an
image shot with a Exif Print
(Exif 2.21)-compliant digital
camera. The printer driver
uses the color conversion and
Exif shooting data to adjust the
image. This option is effective
only with PictureGear Studio.
Notes
•When you check this option,
make sure to select “Preview”
to display the preview image
before printing and check that
the red-eye reduction has
been correctly processed to
the image.
•Red-eye phenomenon will be
detected automatically, and it
may not be corrected.
If red-eye phenomenon is not
corrected, use the PictureGear
Studio correction function.
•Red-eye reduction is enabled
only when you have installed
the software from
“Setup.exe” in the supplied
CD-ROM. For the details see
the Readme.txt.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
The ICM setting is valid only
when you are using an ICMcompliant application
software. When printing
from the application
software that does not
support the ICM system, an
image may be printed with
incorrect colors.
Red-eye reduction
Check it to automatically
reduce the red-eye
phenomenon of the subject
shot by using a flash light.
Items
Functions
Print settings
Adjusts the color elements and
sharpness.
R:Adjusts the red and blue
elements. The higher you set
the level, the more reddish
the picture becomes as if it
receives red light. The lower
you set the level, the darker
the picture becomes as if light
blue is added.
G:Adjusts the green and purple
elements. The higher you set
the level, the more greenish
the picture becomes as if it
receives green light. The
lower you set the level, the
darker the picture becomes
as if red purple is added.
B:Adjusts the blue and yellow
elements. The higher you set
the level, the more bluish the
picture becomes as if it
receives blue light. The
lower you set the level, the
darker the picture becomes
as if yellow is added.
Sharp (sharpness): The higher
you set the sharpness level,
the more distinct the outlines
become
10 Click “OK”.
The print dialog box is displayed.
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11 Click “Print All” or “Print the
selected page only”.
The confirmation dialog box for
printing is displayed.
12Make sure that the specified
print paper and print cartridge
are loaded and click “OK”.
Printing starts.
When “Print preview” is checked in
step 8
The preview window is displayed.
Check the adjustment results and
then click “Print”.
To stop printing
1
Open the “Print” dialog box
from the desktop.
2
Click the document name that
you want to cancel printing of
and then click “Cancel” from
the “Document” menu.
The dialog box used for confirming
the deletion is displayed.
3
Click “Yes”.
Notes
• Never move or turn off the printer while it
is printing; the print cartridge or paper
may become stuck. If this happens, turn
the printer off and then on, and resume
printing from the beginning.
• The print paper may emerge a few times
during printing. Do not touch nor pull the
emerged paper. Wait for the print paper to
be fully ejected after printing ends.
• Make sure to spare enough space behind
the printer during printing.
• If print paper runs out during continuous
printing or if you print with no print paper
in the paper tray, the printer’s ERROR
indicator lights. Feed the print paper
without turning off the power and resume
printing.
The printing job is canceled.
Note
Do not cancel the printing job on process,
which may cause a paper jam.
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Printing from a PC (PC mode)
Printing resumes.
Printing from other
application software
You can use a commercially-available
application software to print an image
from the DPP-FP30. Select “DPP-FP30”
in the print dialog box and select the
print paper size in the page setup dialog
box. For details in print settings, see
steps 8 and 9 on pages 27 and 30.
On “Borderless” setting in the “Paper
size” section
When using an application other than
the PictureGear Studio, an image might
be printed with borders even if you
select borderless print in the “Paper
size” section of the “Paper/Output” tab
in the “Sony DPP-FP30 Properties”
dialog box.
When you select the borderless print
option, the printing rage information for
borderless print will be supplied to the
application. Some applications,
however, may arrange and print the
image with borders within the specified
range.
If this occurs, do either of the following
to print an image without borders:
• When you can set print range with an
application, set an image to be printed
fully in the print range. For example,
select “Full page photo print” or a
similar option.
• Set a larger value in the “Enlarge/
Reduce” text box in the “Paper/
Output” tab of the “Sony DPP-FP30
Properties” dialog box.
If borders remain on the right and
bottom sides of a printed image even
after you set a larger value, check
“Upper left reference”.
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In either case, make sure to display and
check the preview image before
printing.
Orientation setting
Depending on the application software
you use, orientation may not change
even if you change portrait or landscape
setting.
With border/borderless setting of the
printer driver
When the application software you use
has border/borderless setting, we
suggest you select borderless as the
printer driver setting.
Print quantity setting in the
Properties dialog box
Depending on the application software
you use, the print quantity setting of the
application you use may have priority
over the setting specified in the printer
driver dialog box.
Exif Print Settings in the “Graphics”
tab
The Exif Print setting in the “Color
reproduction/Picture quality” section
supports the PictureGear Studio only. If
you use other application to print an
image with this option checked, the
image may be printed with incorrect
colors. If this occurs, remove the check.
Troubleshooting
If trouble occurs
If you run into any problems using the printer, use the following guidelines to solve
the problem. If the problem persists, consult your Sony dealer.
Power
Symptom
Check
Cause/Solutions
The printer
cannot be turned
on.
• Is the AC power cord
properly connected?
c Connect one plug of the supplied AC
power cord to the supplied AC power
adaptor, and the other plug to the wall
outlet. Then insert the plug of the AC
power adaptor to the DC IN connector of
the printer securely. (.pages 13, 18)
• Is the AC power adaptor
properly connected?
c Keep pressing STANDBY for longer
than one second until the STANDBY
indicator turns to red.
The printer
cannot be turned
off.
Connecting with a digital camera
Check
Cause/Solutions
The
PICTBRIDGE
indicator of the
printer does not
light.
• Is the digital camera
connected correctly?
c Connect the cable correctly.
• Is the printer turned on?
c Press STANDBY to turn on the
STANDBY indicator in green.
• Does the firmware of your
digital camera support the
printer?
c See the homepage for the digital camera
you are using.
• Is the PICTBRIDGE
indicator of the printer
flashing?
c If a USB mouse or other non-PictBridgecompliant device is connected, remove it
and connect a PictBridge-compliant device.
c Disconnect the digital camera and the
printer and then connect them again. Or
turn off and then on the printer and the
digital camera.
• Is printing in process?
c Connect the cable again after printing is
complete.
• Is the printer connected to
the PC?
c You cannot connect a PictBridgecompliant digital camera and the PC to
the printer at the same time. Remove the
USB cable of the PC and connect the
digital camera again to the printer.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Symptom
Check
Cause/Solutions
An error is
displayed with
the digital
camera and you
cannot make
printing.
• Are you using the identical
type of print paper and
print cartridge?
c Insert the print paper whose type is
identical with the print cartridge loaded.
To change the type of the print cartridge,
postpone printing, replace print
cartridges, and then resume printing.
You cannot make
a DPOF printing.
c Some types of digital cameras do not
support DPOF printing. Use another
method for printing.
You cannot make
a date printing.
c The printer does not support date
printing. Some types of digital cameras
provide date print setting. Even if you
set the date print setting effective, the
date will not be printed.
Connecting with a computer
Symptom
Check
I lost the supplied
CD-ROM and
want to obtain a
new one.
The printer
driver cannot be
installed.
Cause/Solutions
c Please download the printer driver from
the Customer support home page
(.page 41). Or contact your Sony
dealer.
• Are you sure that you have
followed the installation
procedures correctly?
c Follow the procedures in the operating
instructions to install the driver
(.page 16). If an error occurs, restart
your computer and do the installation
procedures again.
• Is another application
program running?
c Exit all applications and then install the
driver again.
c Double-click My Computer, and then the
• Did you specify the CDCD-ROM icon in the open window.
ROM as the installation CDFollow the procedures in the operating
ROM correctly?
instructions to install the driver.
• Is the USB driver installed?
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c The USB driver may not be installed
properly. Follow the operating
instructions to install the USB driver
again.
Symptom
Check
Cause/Solutions
The printer
driver cannot be
installed.
• Can you read the CD-ROM
with Explorer?
c If there is an error with the CD-ROM,
you may not be able to read it. If an
error message is displayed on your PC,
check the contents and remove the
source of the problem. Then install the
printer driver again. For details on the
error contents, see the operating
instructions of your PC.
• Is there an anti-virus
program or other program
running on the system?
c If there is an anti-virus program or other
program running on the system, exit it
and then start installing the driver.
c To install the driver in Windows XP/
• Did you log onto Windows
2000 Professional, log onto Windows
XP/2000 Professional using an
using an Administrator user account.
Administrator user account?
c Remove the USB cable and then connect
• Is an error message
it again.
displayed stating that an
error was detected in output
of documents via USB?
• Is a PictBridge-compliant
digital camera connected to
the printer?
c You cannot connect a PictBridgecompliant digital camera and the PC to
the printer at the same time. Remove the
cable from the PICTBRIDGE connector
and connect the PC again to the printer.
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Troubleshooting
c Check if the ERROR indicator of the
printer lights or flashes. If it does, do the
following procedures, which may solve
the problem:
1 Turn off and then on the printer.
2 Disconnect the AC power adaptor
from the printer.
3 Wait for 5 to 10 seconds, and then
connect the AC adaptor again.
4 Restart your computer.
If these do not solve the problem,
consult with your Sony dealer or service
facilities.
The printer does
not respond to
the printing
order from the
PC.
Symptom
Check
An image is printed • Are you using an
with borders even if application software
other than
I select borderless
PictureGear Studio?
print option.
An image is not
printed in correct
colors.
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c When using an application other than the
PictureGear Studio, an image might be printed
with borders even if you select borderless
print. If this occurs, do either of the following
to print an image without borders:
– When you can set print range with an
application, set an image to be printed fully
in the print range even if it is printed over
the range.
– Set a larger value in the “Enlarge/Reduce”
text box in the “Paper/Output” tab of the
“Sony DPP-FP30 Properties” dialog box.
(.page 28)
– If borders remain on the right and bottom
sides of a printed image even after you set a
larger value, check “Upper left reference”.
• Is “Exif Print” checked
in the “Graphics” tab
of the “Sony DPPFP30 Properties”
dialog box?
c The Exif Print setting in the “Color
reproduction/Picture quality” section
supports the PictureGear Studio only. To
print from other application, uncheck “Exif
Print”.
• Is “ICM” selected in
the “Graphics” tab of
the “Sony DPP-FP30
Properties” dialog box?
c The ICM setting may be valid only when
you are using an ICM-compliant
application. Check to see if the application
software you are using supports ICM.
c The print settings adjusts the printer itself
Preview image does
not reflect the print
settings in the
“Graphics” tab of
the “Sony DPPFP30 Properties”
dialog box.
Print quantity
specified in the
“Paper/Output”
tab of the “Sony
DPP-FP30
Properties” dialog
box does not take
effect.
Cause/Solutions
and cannot influence the preview image.
• Are you using
PictureGear Studio?
c Set the print quantity in the “Print” dialog
box of the PictureGear Studio. The print
quantity setting in the “Paper/Output” tab
of the printer driver does not take effect.
c Depending on the application software you
use, the print quantity setting of the
application software may have priority over
the setting specified in the printer driver
dialog box.
Printing
When you place print paper in the paper tray and start printing, paper feeding
error may occur: the printer does not feed paper; the printer may feed
overlapped paper; or the printer may feed paper diagonally. If this occurs, check
the items listed in the following symptom “Paper does not feed”.
Check
Cause/Solutions
Paper does not
feed.
• Is the print paper properly
set in the paper tray?
c If print paper is not properly loaded, the
printer may develop trouble. Check the
following:
• Is the correct set of print paper and print
cartridge loaded? (.page 8)
• Did you place print paper exceeding the
limit in the paper tray? (.page 10)
• Did you set the tray adaptor according
to the print paper size you use?
(.page 10)
• Did you riffle the print paper thoroughly?
• Did you bend or fold the print paper
before printing?
c If print paper runs out during continuous
printing or if you print with no print paper
in the paper tray, the printer’s ERROR
indicator lights. Feed the print paper
without turning off the power and resume
printing.
• Are you using print paper
that was not designed for
the printer?
c Use print paper designed for the printer. If
you use incompatible print paper, the
printer may develop trouble. (.page 8)
• Is the print paper jammed?
c When the printer cannot feed the print
paper, the ERROR indicator flashes
rapidly. Remove the paper tray and
check paper jam. (.page 41)
• Is it in the middle of the
printing process?
c The print paper may emerge a few times
during printing. Do not touch nor pull
the emerged paper. Wait for the print
paper to be fully ejected after printing
ends. Make sure to spare enough space
behind the printer during printing.
The print paper
emerges during
printing in
process.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Printed results
Symptom
Check
Cause/Solutions
The printed
pictures are
inferior in
quality.
• Did you print preview
image data?
c When a digital camera saves an image, a
preview image may be saved along with
the primary images. The printed quality
of the preview images will not be as
good as the primary images. Note that if
you delete the preview images, the data
for the primary images may be
damaged.
• Did you allow dust to get
on the print cartridge?
c Wipe the plastic part of the print
cartridge and remove dust.
• Did you allow dust or
finger prints to get on the
printed surface?
c Do not touch the printing surface (the
shiny-side with no imprint). Fingerprints
on the printing surface may result in
imperfect printing.
• Did you use used print
paper?
c Do not print on used print paper.
Printing an image twice on the same
paper will not make the printed image
thicker. Doing so could result in
damages to the printer.
• Did you use an AdobeRGB- c An AdobeRGB image file that supports
the DCF 2.0 will undergo color
compliant digital camera,
corrections, but an AdobeRGB image file
not compatible with the
that does not support the DCF 2.0 will be
DCF 2.0, to shoot an image
printed in vague colors without color
in the AdobeRGB mode?
corrections.
What is an AdobeRGB?
An AdobeRGB is a color space that the
Adobe System Incorporated employs
and uses as the default setting for image
processing software including the Adobe
Photoshop. The AdobeRGB, an optional
color space extended with the DCF 2.0,
determines the color ranges widely used
in printing industry.
For whether or not a digital camera
supports the AdobeRGB, see the
operating instructions of the digital
camera.
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Symptom
Check
Cause/Solutions
The picture
quality and
colors of the
image previewed
on the screen of
the digital
camera differs
from those
printed.
c Because of differences in the phosphor
method or profiles of a monitor or LCD
display, please regard the image being
displayed on the screen as just a
reference.
• Is the aspect ratio of the
The image
image correct?
cannot be printed
fully in the print
range.
c Depending on the type of digital camera
used, the aspect ratio of the recorded
image differs, so the image may not be
printed covering the entire printable
area.
The image is
stretched
horizontally
when printed.
• Did you rotate the image
or add other process?
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Troubleshooting
c Depending on the type of digital camera
used, the image may be stretched
vertically if it has been rotated or
processed using your digital camera.
This is not because of trouble with the
printer, but because the image was
rewritten with your digital camera.
Others
Symptom
Check
Cause/Solutions
I cannot insert
the print
cartridge
smoothly.
c If the print cartridge does not click into
place, remove it and then re-insert it.
Only when the ink ribbon is too slack to
be loaded, wind the ink ribbon in the
direction of the arrow to remove the
slack. (.page 10)
The print
cartridge cannot
be removed.
c Turn off the STANDBY button and then
turn it on. After the initial motion stops,
try to remove the cartridge. If this does
not solve the problem, contact Sony
service facilities or your Sony dealer.
The print paper
is not ejected.
Printing stops
midway.
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• Is the ERROR indicator
flashing rapidly?
c Paper is jammed. See “If paper jams”
(.page 41) and remove jammed
paper from the printer. If jammed paper
cannot be removed, contact the Sony
service facilities.
• Does the ERROR indicator
light?
c Remove the print paper and resume
printing. If you cannot remove the print
paper, follow the procedures shown in
“If paper jams” (.page 41) and
remove jammed paper from the printer.
• Is the ERROR indicator
flashing rapidly?
c Paper is jammed. See “If paper jams”
(.page 41) and remove jammed
paper from the printer. If jammed paper
cannot be removed, contact the Sony
service facilities.
If paper jams
If the print paper jams, the ERROR
indicator lights or flashes rapidly and
printing stops.
When the ERROR indicator lights,
remove the print paper and resume
printing.
When the ERROR indicator flashes
rapidly, turn off the power with the
print paper and print cartridge loaded.
Then turn on the printer again. When
the printer’s initial loading process ends,
remove the paper tray from the printer.
Check if there is jammed paper in the
paper outlet or feeding slot of the printer
and remove the jammed paper, if any.
Customer support home page
Pull out the
jammed paper
slowly.
Note
If you cannot remove the jammed paper,
contact your Sony dealer or service facilities.
To turn off the printer
Keep pressing STANDBY for longer
than one second until the STANDBY
indicator turns to red.
The latest support information is
available at the following homepage
addresses:
For the customers in the U.S.A.:
http://www.sel.sony.com/SEL/
service/conselec/
For the customers in Canada:
http://www.sony.ca/service
For the customers in Europe:
http://www.sonydigitallink.com/
index/index.asp
For the customers in Singapore:
http://www.css.ap.sony.com
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Troubleshooting
Take out the
paper tray to
remove the
jammed paper.
Additional information
Precautions
On safety
• Be careful not to set or drop any
heavy objects on the power cord, or
to damage the power cord in any
way. Never operate this printer with
a damaged power cord.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the printer
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
• Never disassemble the printer.
• To disconnect the power cord, pull it
out by the plug. Never pull the
power cord itself.
• When the printer is not going to be
used for an extended period of time,
disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet.
• Do not handle the printer roughly.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
always unplug the printer from the
electrical outlet before cleaning and
servicing the printer.
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On installation
• Avoid placing the printer in a
location subject to:
– vibration
– high humidity
– excessive dust
– direct sunlight
– extremely high or low
temperatures
• Do not use electrical equipment near
the printer. The printer will not work
properly in electromagnetic fields.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
printer.
• Leave enough room around the
printer so that the ventilation holes
are not blocked. Blocking these holes
may cause internal heat build-up.
• Leave enough room behind the
printer. If there is not enough space,
printing will be failed or a problem
may occur.
On the AC power adaptor
• Be sure to use the AC power adaptor
supplied with the printer. Do not use
other AC power adaptors, as this may
cause a malfunction.
• Do not use an electrical transformer
(travel converter), as this may cause
overheat or a malfunction.
• In case the cord of the AC adaptor is
disconnected or damaged, never use it
any longer, as this may cause danger.
On moisture condensation
On restrictions on duplication
If the printer is brought directly from a
cold location to a warm location or
placed in an extremely warm or humid
room, moisture may condense inside the
unit. In such cases the printer will
probably not work properly and may
even develop a fault if you persist in
using it. If moisture condensation
occurs, unplug the AC power cord of the
printer and do not use the printer for at
least one hour.
If duplicating documents with the
printer, pay special attention to the
following:
On transport
When you transport the printer, remove
the print cartridge, paper tray, AC
power adaptor from the printer and put
the printer and its peripherals in the
original box with the protective
packaging.
If you no longer have the original box
and packing parts, use similar packing
material so that the printer will not be
damaged while being transported.
• Duplication of banknotes, coins, or
securities is against the law.
• Duplication of blank certificates,
licenses, passports, private securities,
or unused postal stamps is also
against the law.
• TV program, films, video tapes,
others’ portraits or other materials
may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
video printing of such materials may
infringe the provisions of the
copyright law.
Additional information
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls
with a soft dry cloth, or a soft cloth
lightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of solvent,
such as alcohol or benzine, which may
damage the finish.
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Specifications
Operating temperature
5 ˚C to 35 ˚C (41 ˚F to 95 ˚F)
Dimensions
x Printer
Printing method
Dye sublimation printing (Yellow/
Magenta/Cyan 3 pass)
Resolution
300 dpi x 300 dpi
Image processing per dot
256 levels (8 bits for each Yellow/
Magenta/Cyan), approx. 16 770 000 colors
Printing size
Post Card (4 x 6 inch) size:
101.6 x 152.4 mm (maximum,
borderless)
3.5 x 5 inch size*1:
89 x 127 mm (maximum, borderless)
Printing time (per sheet)
Post Card (4 x 6 inch) size: approx. 90
seconds
3.5 x 5 inch size*1: approx. 80 seconds
(excluding the time for data
processing and data transferring from
the computer or digital camera. )
Input/Output connectors
USB connector (1)
PICTBRIDGE connector (1)
Approx. 175 x 60.5 x 137 mm
(7 x 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches)
(w/h/d, excluding protruding parts)
(400 mm (15 3/4 inches) of depth when
the paper tray is installed.)
Mass
Approx. 950g (2 lb 2 oz)
(excluding the 100 g (4 oz) paper tray)
Supplied accessories
See “Checking the contents of the
package” on page 7.
x AC power adaptor
Power requirements
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.5 to 0.75 A
Rated output voltage
DC 24 V, 2.2 A
Operating temperature
5 ˚C to 35 ˚C (41 ˚F to 95 ˚F)
Dimensions
Approx. 60 x 30.5 x 122 mm
(2 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches)
(w/h/d, excluding protruding parts)
Mass
Approx. 305 g (11 oz)
Compatible image file formats*2
JPEG: DCF*3 2.0 compatible, Exif*4 2.21
compatible
Maximum number of pixels to be
handled
JPEG: 10 000 (H) x 7 500 (V) dots
Print cartridge/Print Paper
See “Preparing the printing pack (not
supplied)” on page 8.
Power requirements
DC IN jack, DC 24V
(On standby mode, less than 1W)
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Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
*1: In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print
paper is not sold.
*2: Some special file types are not
compatible.
*3: “DCF” stands for Design rule for
Camera File system.
*4: “Exif” is an image file format
containing an image data added with its
thumbnail data for viewing, shot date
data and the shooting conditions data.
Printing range
Postcard size
152.4 mm/6 inch (1 800 dots)
95.5 mm/
3 7/8 inch
(1 128 dots)
101.6 mm/
4 inch
(1 200 dots)
146.3 mm/5 7/8 inch (1 728 dots)
3.5 x 5 inch size
127 mm/5 inch (1 500 dots)
83.9 mm/
3 3/8 inch
(990 dots)
89 mm/3 5/8 inch
(1 050 dots)
Border print
range
Borderless
print range
Perforations
The above illustrations are those when an image with a 2:3 aspect ratio is printed.
The printing range differs for a border or a borderless print.
Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print paper is not sold.
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Additional information
122 mm/4 7/8 inch (1 450 dots)
Glossary
Auto Fine Print 3
The function automatically corrects
the picture quality so that an image
may be printed in more vivid, clear
and beautiful pictures. It is especially
effective for a darker image with low
contrast. The pictures are corrected to
reproduce natural skin colors, vivid
tree leaf green, or clear sky blue.
DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system)
The standard specified by JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association) to
maintain the file exchangeability and
compatibilities between digital
cameras and related products.
Exif 2.21 (Exif Print)
Exif (Exchangeable image file format
for digital cameras) Print is a global
standard for digital photo printing. A
digital camera supporting Exif Print
stores the data relevant to the
conditions of shooting as each shot is
taken. The printer utilises the Exif
Print data stored in each image file to
ensure the printed result matches the
original shot as closely as possible*1.
*1 When the “Auto Fine Print 3” is
enabled and an image (JPEG file) is
shot by an Exif Print (Exif 2.21)compliant digital camera, the image is
automatically adjusted to its optimum
picture quality and printed.
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PictBridge
A standard specified by Camera &
Imaging Products Association that
allows you to connect PictBridgecomplaint digital camera directly to
the printer without a PC, enabling
direct printing on the spot.
Identifying the parts
For details, see the pages indicated in
the parentheses.
Printer
1 Paper tray compartment lid (pages
12)
2 STANDBY button (pages 13, 18)
• To turn on the printer, press STANDBY
to turn on the STANDBY indicator in
green.
• To turn off the printer, keep pressing
STANDBY for more than one second
until the STANDBY indicator turns in
red.
3 STANDBY indicator (pages 13, 18)
• Lights in red: The printer is in the
standby mode.
• Lights in green: The printer is powered
on.
• Flashes in green: Printing is in process.
4 PICTBRIDGE indicator (page 14)
5 ERROR indicator (pages 9, 35, 37,
41)
• Lights: The paper tray is not inserted.
No print paper is in the paper tray.
Paper remains in the printer. Print
paper is running out.
• Flashes slowly: The print cartridge
ends. No print cartridge is inserted.
• Flashes rapidly: Paper is jammed.
Malfunction occurs with the printer.
6 Cartridge compartment lid (pages
9)
7 Print cartridge eject lever (page 9)
8 Print cartridge (Not supplied)
Continued
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Additional information
• Lights: The printer is being connected
to a PictBridge-compliant digital
camera.
• Flashes: A device that does not support
the PictBridge feature is connected. Or,
the image to be printed is damaged.
9 Ventilation holes
0
USB connector (page 19)
Connects to the USB connector of your
PC.
qa DC IN jack (pages 13, 18)
Insert the AC power adaptor supplied
here, and then connect the AC power
adaptor and the wall outlet with the
supplied AC power cord.
qs PICTBRIDGE connector (page 14)
Connect the PictBridge-compliant digital
camera.
Paper tray
1 Tray adaptor (page 11)
Use the adaptor only when you feed 3.5 x
5 inch size paper into the paper tray.
Note
In some regions, 3.5 x 5 inch size print
paper is not sold.
2 Paper eject tray (page 10)
3 Paper tray lid (page 10)
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Index
Symbols
3.5 x 5 inch size 8
A
AC power adaptor
7, 13, 18
AC power cord 7, 13, 18
Auto Fine Print 3 6, 46
B
Border/borderless print
27
C
D
DC IN jack 13, 18
DCF (Design rule for
Camera File system) 46
E
Eject lever 9
Enlarge/reduce 28
ERROR indicator
9, 35, 37, 41
Exif Print 6, 27, 29, 46
F
Features 6
R
ICM 29
Inserting
Print cartridge 9
Installing
Picture Gear Studio 22
Printer driver 16
System requirements
15
Red-eye reduction 29
Restrictions on
duplication 43
M
Moisture condensation
43
O
Operation flows 5
Operation modes 5
Orientation 27
Overview 5
P
Paper jams 41
Paper size 8, 27
Paper tray 10, 48
PC mode 5, 19
PictBridge 5, 13, 46
PICTBRIDGE indicator
14
Picture quality 28, 30
Post card size 8
Preview 31
Print cartridge 8, 9
Print paper 8, 10
Print Setting 30
Printing
From a PictBridgecompliant digital
camera 13
From your PC 25
Printing pack 8
Printing range 45
Printing surface 11, 38
S
STANDBY indicator
13, 18
Stop printing 31
Super Coat 2 6
Supplied accessories 7
System requirements 15
T
Transport 43
Troubleshooting 33
U
Uninstalling
Picture Gear Studio 24
Printer driver 20
USB connector 19
Additional information
Cartridge compartment
lid 9
Cleaning
Outsides the printer 43
Connecting
Computer 19
PictBridge-compliant
digital camera 13
To AC outlet 13, 18
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