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Océ
VarioLink 4550p
VarioLink 4550pd
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VarioLink 4550p Series User’s Guide
P/N 59386901, Revision 2.0
March, 2007
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Preface
Thank you for choosing this printer. This is a guide on operating this
printer and the important points to note. To understand the features
fully and to use the printer correctly and effectively, please read this
guide before using it.
Keep this guide handy for a quick reference on using the printer.
This guide is written with the assumption that you are familiar with
the basic knowledge and way of operating your computer
environment and the network environment.
In this manual, safety instructions are described with the following
symbol:
Always read and follow these instructions before performing the
required procedure.
This product is a “Class I Laser System” that does not emit
dangerous laser beam. Operate the machine according to the
instructions in the manual. Do not carry out any operation not
mentioned in the manual. Otherwise, it may lead to unforeseen
accident or machine breakdown.
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Conventions
1.
In this guide, “computer” refers to both the personal
computer and workstation.
2.
The following headers are used in this guide:
Important Indicates important information which you
should read.
3.
Note
Indicates additional information on operations or
features.
Refer to
Indicates reference sources.
The following conventions are used in this guide:
Refer to “xxx”The cross-reference is within this guide.
Refer to YYYThe cross-reference is not within this guide.
[
<
]
>
Indicates items displayed on the computer and
the printer control panel. Also indicates the title
of printed reports/lists from the printer.
Indicates items such as hard buttons and
indicators on the keyboard and printer.
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Illegal Copies and Printouts
Copying or printing certain documents may be illegal in your
country. Penalties of fines or imprisonment may be imposed on
those found guilty. The following are examples of items that may be
illegal to copy or print in your country.
• Currency
• Banknotes and checks
• Bank and government bonds and securities
• Passports and identification cards
• Copyright material or trademarks without the consent of the
owner
• Postage stamps and other negotiable instruments
This list is not inclusive and no liability is assumed for either its
completeness or accuracy. In case of doubt, contact your legal
counsel.
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Illegal Copies and Printouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Basic Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Components and Their Functions . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Switching On and Off the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching On the Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching Off the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Power Saver Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cancelling/Checking Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Displaying Optional Accessory Configuration
and Paper Tray Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Printing From the Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Printing on Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Printing on Transparencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Printing on Custom Size Paper/Long Paper . . . . . . 22
Print Confidential Document - Secure Print . . . . . . 25
Proof Print - Print After Checking Printing Result . . 27
Print at a Specified Time - Timed Job . . . . . . . . . . 29
Direct Printing of PDF Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Printing via Electronic Mail - E-mail Printing . . . . . . 32
About Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
About Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Setting Custom Paper Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Setting Paper Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Settings on the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
About this Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Control Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Print Jobs Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Print Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Media Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Sys Config Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
PCL Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
FX Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Parallel Menu . . . . .
Serial Menu . . . . . .
USB Menu . . . . . . .
Network Menu . . . .
Sys Adjust Menu. . .
Date/Time Menu . . .
Maintenance Menu .
Usage Menu . . . . . .
Flash Menu . . . . . .
Disk Menu . . . . . . .
Comp FLASH Menu .
Job Accounting . . . .
Spooling . . . . . . . .
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
When Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
When Problems Occur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
When the Print Quality is Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Network Related Troubles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Mail Related Troubles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Daily Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . 118
Printing Reports/Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Checking/Managing the Printer Status on the Computer123
Checking Printer Status via E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Checking Printed Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
When Moving the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Appendix A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
PCL Emulation Symbol Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
VarioLink 4550p Series User’s Guide> 8
Basic Operations
Main Components and Their Functions
Standard Configuration
1
2
8
13
14
3
12
11
7
6
5
3
3
4
9 10
No.
Name
Description
1
Center output
tray
Print jobs are output here with the printed side facing
down.
2
Control panel
Consists of the essential operation buttons, indicators
and display.
3
Ventilation hole
Releases heat to prevent the interior of the printer
from heating up.
4
Paper meter
A meter to check the amount of remaining paper.
Attached to the 550 tray.
5
Tray 1
Sets the 150 tray.
6
Tray 2
Sets the 550 tray.
7
Power switch
Switches the power of the printer on and off. Pressing
the switch to the <|> position switches it on and
pressing it to the <0> position switches it off.
8
Paper stopper
Raise this when printing on paper larger than Letter/A4
size.
9
Duplex unit
connector
For connecting the optional duplex unit.
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No.
Name
Description
10
Power cord
connector
For connecting the power cord.
11
Parallel
connector
For connecting the parallel cable.
12
Network
connector
For connecting the network cable when connecting this
printer to the network for use.
13
USB connector
For connecting the USB cable.
14
Serial connector
For connecting the serial cable.
With Optional Accessories
1
2
3
4
7
6
5
No.
Name
Description
1
Offset catch tray
(optional)
Allows you to stagger the output position for each
print job (offset output).
2
Cover D
(optional)
Open this when paper is jammed inside the offset
catch tray.
3
Rear tray
(optional)
Use this tray if you want to reduce curling of paper
when printing heavyweight paper. Print jobs are
output here with the printed side facing up.
4
Duplex unit
(Cover C)
Enables 2 sided printing. When paper is jammed
inside the duplex unit, it is described as cover C.
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No.
Name
Description
5
Rear output tray
lever
When the rear tray has been installed, the paper
output location can be switched between it and the
center output tray. Raise the lever to output to the
rear tray and lower the lever to output to the center
output tray.
6
A4 universal tray
Can install up to two levels of an Letter/A4
universal tray (550) to this printer.
7
Right detachable
cover
Remove this when installing optional accessories
such as hard disk and additional memory.
Internal View
1
2
3
5
4
6
no.
Name
Description
1
Paper stopper
Raise this when printing on paper larger than A4 size.
2
Drum/toner
cartridge
Contains the toner and the photosensitive drum.
3
Cover A
Open this when replacing the drum/toner cartridge
and removing jammed paper.
4
Fuser unit
Fixes the toner on the paper. Do not touch this when
using the printer as it is hot.
5
Transfer roll
cartridge
Transfers the toner image on the surface of the
photosensitive drum to the paper.
6
Cover B
Open this when removing jammed paper.
VarioLink 4550p Series User’s Guide> 11
Control Panel
1
3
5
4
2
9
6
7
8
No.
Name
Description
1
<MENU> button
Press to move to menu operation.
2
<INFO> button
Press to print the menu map. The menu map (2pages)
will print with all the current printer settings.
3
<READY>
indicator
When the light is on, the printer is ready to receive
data from the computer.
4
LCD display
Displays the setting items, machine status, and
messages.
5
<ATTENTION>
indicator
When the light is on, there is a malfunction in the
printer.
6
<On-Line>
button
Press to enter the off-line status. When in the off-line
status, the machine cannot receive data or process
printing. Press again to exit the off-line status and
enter the on-line status (where the machine can
receive data from the computer).
7
<CANCEL>
button
Press to cancel printing.
8
<Select> button
Press to select the currently displayed menu on
setting.
9
< >< >
< >< >
buttons
Press these to move to the required menu, item and
candidate value on the display.
Press to exit Menu Mode.
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Display
There are two types of screens shown: Print screen (for displaying
printer status) and Menu screen (for setting configuration).
NOTE
The message displayed differs according to the options installed
and setting status.
Print Screen
The Print screen appears when the machine is printing or waiting for
data. The following contents are shown on the screen.
Current printer status
Printing
USB
PCL
Port Receiving Data
Language
(USB, Net, LPD, etc.)
(PCL, PS, etc.)
Menu Screen
Screen for configuring settings related to the printer.
This screen appears when you press the <MENU> button. The initial
Menu screen displayed is as follows.
Print Jobs Menu
Refer to:
• Items that can be set on the Menu screen: “Settings on the
Control Panel” on page 46
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Switching On and Off the Power
Switching On the Power
1.
Press the power switch of the printer
to the <|> position.
2.
When the power is switched on,
various screens will be displayed on
the control panel. Check that this
display changes to “Online”.
NOTE
When “Please wait...” is displayed, the printer is in the process of
warming up. Printing is unavailable during this period. When the
printer is ready for printing, “Online” will be displayed.
Important:
• If error message is displayed, refer to “Message List
(alphabetical order)” on page 108 on how to fix it.
Switching Off the Power
Important:
• Do not switch off the printer power when printing is in
progress. It may lead to a paper jam.
• Once the power is switched off, print data remaining in this
printer or information saved in the memory of this printer will
be deleted.
1.
By checking the display on the
control panel, confirm that the
printer is not processing any
data. “Online” or “Power Saver
Mode” should be displayed.
2.
Press the power switch to the <O>
position to switch the power off.
Online
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Power Saver Modes
This printer is equipped with a low power mode and a sleep mode to
reduce power consumption when it is left idle.
When no print data is received for 5 minutes, the printer will enter
the low power mode. When no data is received for a further 10
minutes (a total of 15 minutes lapse (default settings) since the last
received data), it will enter sleep mode. You can specify whether the
printer goes into low power mode or sleep mode. The time ranges to
specify for the printer to go into low power mode or sleep mode are
5 to 60 minutes respectively. Consumption of power during the sleep
mode is 10 W or less and the time required to exit from the sleep
mode to a print-ready status is about 10 seconds.
NOTE
> You can also enable either the low power mode or sleep
mode.
> Both low power mode and sleep mode cannot be disabled
at the same time.
> The sleep mode setting has precedence when both the low
power mode and sleep mode are enabled. For example,
when the sleep mode and low power mode time have
been set to 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively, the
printer will go into sleep mode after no data has been
received for 15 minutes. It will continue to remain in sleep
mode and will not go into low power mode after a further
30 minutes.
Exiting the Power Saver Mode
The printer automatically cancels its power save status once it
receives data from the computer.
Cancelling/Checking Printing
Cancelling Printing
To cancel printing, you can either cancel the print job at this printer
or at the computer.
Cancelling a Print Job at the Printer
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Press the <CANCEL> button then press the <ON-LINE> button on
the control panel. However, pages being printed at the moment will
continue to be printed.
Cancelling Print Jobs at the Computer
Double-click the printer icon
at the bottom right of the taskbar
in Windows.
From the displayed window, click the document name that you wish
to delete and press the <Delete> key.
Checking Status of Print Data
Checking in Windows
Double-click the printer icon
on the task bar at the bottom right
of the screen.
From the displayed window, check the column, [Status].
Displaying Optional Accessory Configuration
and Paper Tray Settings
When using this printer as a network printer and with SNMP protocol
enabled, you can display on the printer driver, the optional
accessory configuration and settings configured at the control panel
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such as paper type or size. These settings are displayed on the
[Options] tab. This section explains the procedure using Windows XP
as an example.
Important:
• When using USB or Parallel connection to this printer, this
feature cannot be used. You have to manually set the items
on the printer driver.
• The rear tray information cannot be obtained. You have to
manually set the item.
• For paper size and paper type settings, you must configure
them at the control panel beforehand. Even if you change the
settings here, they will not be reflected on the printer itself.
NOTE
> When using this feature, you have to activate the SNMP
port (default: [Enable]) on the printer using the control
panel.
> For Windows NT 4. 0/Windows 2000/Windows XP, only
users with administrator’s rights can change the settings.
Users without administrator’s rights can only check the
contents.
1.
From the [Start] menu, click [Printers and Faxes] and then
display the properties of the printer to be used.
2.
Click the [Device Options] tab.
3.
Click [Get Information from Printer].
NOTE
The properties of the printer can be displayed on the printer
driver.
4.
Click [OK]. The contents of the [Device Options] tab will be
updated based on the data obtained from the printer.
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Printing
Printing From the Computer
This section explains the basic flow when printing from application
software in a Windows® environment.
(The procedure may differ according to the computer or system
configuration used.)
Important:
• Do not switch off the power to the printer when printing is in
progress. It may lead to a paper jam.
NOTE
> This section explains printing with the PCL driver as an
example.
1.
From the [File] menu of the application software, select
[Print].
2.
Select this printer as the printer to be used to start printing.
To use the various print features of this printer, display the
printer properties dialog box to set the necessary items.
For details on each item and how to set them, refer to the
Online Help for the printer driver.
Important:
• If the paper tray information is not correct, change the
settings on the [Set Up] tab of the printer driver before
continuing. For details on how to do the settings, refer to the
Online Help for the printer driver.
Useful Print Features In Properties Dialog Box
• The following selections are available in the [Setup] tab:
Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, Paper Destination
Paper Feed Options*, Finishing Mode**, and 2-sided Printing.
*Paper Feed Options include: Auto Resize, Covers, Auto Tray
Change, Media Check, and Skip Blank Pages, Tray 1 Settings,
and Media Type.
**Finishing Mode includes: Standard, 2-up, 4-up, 6-up, 8-up,
9-up, 16-up, PosterPrint, and Booklet.
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NOTE
> You can set the print features in the properties dialog box
from the printer icon by selecting [Printers and Faxes] (or
[Settings] > [Printers] depending on the OS).
Printing on Envelopes
For details on the envelopes that can be used, refer to “Usable
Paper” on page 36. The procedure to print on envelopes is as
follows.
Loading Envelopes
You have to close the flaps of the envelopes and load them with the
address side facing up in the orientation shown in the diagram
below.
Paper feed direction
* The flap faces down
The following explains how to load the envelopes, using COM-10
envelopes as an example, in trays 1 to 4.
Important:
• The reverse side of the envelope cannot be printed on.
NOTE
> For details on the procedure to load paper in a paper tray,
refer to “Loading Paper in a Paper Tray” on page 40.
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1.
Load the envelopes in the portrait
orientation so that the flaps are
turned to the right side.
2.
Slide the length guide and right
width guide to the size of the loaded
envelopes.
3.
On the control panel, change the
paper type to [Envelope]. For
details, refer to “Setting Paper Types” on page 44.
4.
On the control panel, change the paper size of the tray to
[COM-10 Envelope]. For details, refer to “Setting Custom
Paper Sizes” on page 43.
Printing on Envelopes
To print on envelopes, display the [Tray/Output] tab and [Basic] tab.
This section explains the procedure using WordPad on Windows XP
as an example.
NOTE
> The way to display the printer properties dialog box differs
according to the application software. Refer to the manual
of each application software.
1.
From the [File] menu, select [Print].
2.
Select this printer from the drop down list and click
[Properties].
3.
Click the [Setup] tab.
4.
Select the loaded paper tray from [Source] or click the
[Media Type] and then select [Com10].
5.
Click [OK].
6.
Click [Print] in the [Print] dialog box to start printing.
Printing on Transparencies
Loading Transparencies
Load transparencies in trays 1 to 4.
Important
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• Transparencies with white frames or full-color transparencies
cannot be used.
The way to load transparencies in the paper tray is the same as the
way to load standard size paper. For details, refer to “ Loading
Paper” (P. 40).
You must also set paper type for the paper tray to [Transparency]
on the control panel.
Refer to “ Setting Paper Types” (P. 44) to change the setting.
Printing on Transparencies
To print on transparencies, click on [Properties] from the [File]
[Print] menu, click the [Setup] tab. This section explains the
procedure using WordPad on Windows XP as an example.
NOTE
> The way to display the printer properties dialog box differs
according to the application software. Refer to the manual
of your respective application software.
> Printing transparencies continuously may lead to the
output transparencies sticking to each other. As a guide,
remove the transparencies from the output tray after
about 20 sheets and then fan them to lower their
temperatures.
1.
From the [File] menu, select [Print].
2.
Select this printer as the printer to be used and click
[Preferences].
3.
Click the Media Type drop down box and click on
transparencies.
4.
Select the loaded paper tray from Source Drop down and
click on the tray that contains the transparencies.
5.
Click the Paper Size drop down.
6.
From [Paper Size], select the size of the original document.
7.
Click [OK].
8.
Click [Print] in the [Print] dialog box to start printing.
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Printing on Custom Size Paper/Long Paper
This section explains how to print on custom size paper such as long
paper.
The paper sizes that can be set on this printer are as follows:
„ For tray 1
„ For trays 2 - 4
Long edge:
127 to 900 mm
(5 to 35.4 in.)
Short edge:
76 to 216 mm
(3 to 8.5 in.)
*To load long-size paper with
the long edge exceeding 356
mm, load the paper with the
edge protruding from the tray.
Long edge:
148 to 356 mm
(5.8 to 14 in.)
Short edge:
98 to 216 mm
(3.9 to 8.5 in.)
Loading Custom Size Paper
The way to load custom size paper with the long edge shorter than
356 mm in trays 1 to 4 is the same as loading standard size paper.
For details, refer to “ Loading Paper” (P. 40).
To load long paper in tray 1, follow the
procedure below:
1.
Pull the paper tray out to its
maximum.
NOTE
> Pull the extendable part out to its
maximum. For details on the
procedure to extend the paper tray, refer to “ Loading
Paper” (P. 40).
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2.
Load the paper with the side to be
printed facing up. Curl up the back
end of the paper so that it will not fall
from the tray.
3.
Push the paper tray completely into
the printer.
Setting Custom Paper Sizes
Before printing, set the custom size on the printer driver.
You have to configure the settings on the control panel too when
loading custom size paper in trays 1 to 4 for printing. For details on
setting the control panel, refer to “ Setting Custom Paper Sizes”
(P. 43).
Important:
• When setting the paper size on the printer driver and the
control panel, be sure to specify the same size as the actual
paper used. Setting the wrong size for printing will cause the
machine failure. This is especially true if you configure a
bigger size when using a narrow width paper.
On the printer driver, set the custom size in the [Paper Size] dialog
box. This section explains the procedure using Windows XP as an
example.
NOTE
> For Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000/Windows XP, only
users with administrator’s rights can change the settings.
Users without the rights can only check the contents.
1.
From the [File] menu, click [Print].
2.
Select [Properties] then select the [Setup] tab.
3.
Select Option as needed: Source, Media Type, etc.
4.
You may select a previously stored custom size from the list
or you may add an additional custom size.
5.
To add a new custom size:
A.
Select paper feed options.
B.
Select Custom Size.
C.
In the Name Field, Type a name for your custom size.
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D.
Click on the unit of measure radio button for the units
you would like to use (mm for millimeters or inch for
inches.)
E.
In the width field, enter the width of the custom size
paper.
F.
In the length field, enter the length of the custom size
paper.
G.
Click add to store the new custom size.
H.
Click OK to close the Dialog Box.
NOTE
You may use the modify selection to change a previously stored
custom size.
NOTE
You may use the Delete Selection to delete a previously stored
custom size.
Printing on Custom Size Paper
The procedure to print on custom size paper is as follows.
This section explains the procedure using WordPad on Windows XP
as an example.
NOTE
> The way to display the printer properties dialog box differs
according to the application software. Refer to the manual
of your respective application software.
1.
From the [File] menu, select [Print].
2.
Select this printer as the printer to be used and click
[Preferences].
3.
Click the [Setup] tab.
4.
Select the appropriate tray from [Source].
5.
From [Paper Size], select the size of the original document.
6.
From [Media Types], select the registered custom size, and
then click [OK].
7.
Click [Print] in the [Print] dialog box to start printing.
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Print Confidential Document - Secure Print
When the optional hard disk or compact flash has been installed, you
can use the secure print feature.
Important:
• The hard disk may be damaged and erase important data
saved in the hard disk. We recommend you back up your
data.
About Secure Print
Secure Print is a feature that allows you to attach a password to a
print job on the computer, send it to the printer for temporary
storage, and then print the job from the printer control panel. When
the printing of a Secure Print job is complete, the job is
automatically deleted.
Stored Job
A stored job is the same as a secure print job except that it is not
deleted from the storage device after it is printed. By storing
frequently-used data in the printer, you can print the job from the
printer control panel, without sending it from the computer again
and again.
NOTE
> You can select whether to delete the print data after
printing. For details, refer to “ At the Control Panel”
(P. 29).
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Configuring Secure Print
The procedure to configure Secure Print is as follows.
At the Computer
This section explains the procedure using WordPad on Windows XP
as an example. The procedure is the same for other OSs.
NOTE
> The way to display the printer properties dialog box differs
according to the application software. Refer to the manual
of your respective application software.
1.
From the [File] menu, select [Print].
2.
Select this printer as the printer to be used and click
[Preferences].
3.
From [Job Options] tab in the [Job Type] group, select
[Secure Print].
4.
In the [Job Identification] group, enter a name at [Job
Name]. A job name must be entered. The job name will be
used at the printer to retreive the job.
5.
Enter a password in the [Job Identification] group at [Job
Pin].
Enter four numeric characters.
6.
Click [OK].
7.
Click [Print] in the [Print] dialog box to start printing.
The document will be stored in the printer.
At the Control Panel
This section explains the procedure to print data stored in the printer
by Secure Print.
NOTE
> You can also delete, without printing, secure print data
stored in the printer.
Refer to:
“Print Jobs Menu” on page 51
1.
Press the <Menu> button.
2.
Check that [Print Jobs Menu] is displayed and then press the
< > button.
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3.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired digit of the
Password (PIN number) is displayed, then press the < >
button.
4.
Repeat step 3 until all four digits of the password are
displayed.
5.
Press the <SELECT> button.
6.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired document is
displayed and then press the < > button.
7.
Input the number of copies desired, then press <Select>.
8.
After printing, the job is deleted.
9.
Press [Cancel] to exit the menu.
Proof Print - Print After Checking Printing Result
When the optional hard disk or compact flash has been installed, you
can use the proof print feature.
Important:
• We recommend you back up your data.
About Proof Print
Proof Print is a feature that allows you to store the print data of
multiple copies in the hard disk or compact flash, print out only the
first set to check the print result and if satisfactory, print the
remaining copies from the control panel.
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Configuring Proof Print
The procedure to configure Proof Print is as follows.
At the Computer
This section explains the procedure using WordPad on Windows XP
as an example.
NOTE
> The way to display the printer properties dialog box differs
according to the application software. Refer to the manual
of your respective application software.
1.
From the [File] menu, select [Print].
2.
Select this printer from the drop down list and click
[Properties].
NOTE
> [Copies] must be set to at least two before [Proof Print]
can be selected.
3.
On the [Job Options] tab, set [Copies] to at least two.
4.
Select [Proof and Print] from [Job Type].
5.
In the [Job Identification] group, enter a name at [Job
Name]. The default job name is “blank”, if left blank the job
may fault.
6.
Enter a password in the [Job Identification] group at [Job
Pin].
Enter four numeric characters.
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7.
Click [OK].
8.
Click [Print] in the [Print] dialog box to start printing.
At the Control Panel
This section explains the procedure to print and delete data stored
in the printer by Proof Print.
Refer to:
“Print Jobs Menu” on page 51
1.
Press the <Menu> button.
2.
Press the < > or < > button until [Print Jobs Menu] is
displayed and then press the < > button.
3.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired digit of the
Password (PIN number) is displayed, then press the < >
button.
4.
Repeat step 3 until all four digits of the password are
displayed.
5.
Press the <SELECT> button.
6.
Press the < > or < > button until the required document is
displayed and then press the <Select> button. The proof
document will print.
7.
Press the < > or < > button to select print or delete the
saved document and then press the < > button. If Print is
selected enter the number of copies.
8.
Press the <SELECT> button. The document will be deleted or
printed.
9.
After the document is deleted or printed, press the <Cancel>
button to exit the menu.
Print at a Specified Time - Timed Job
When the optional hard disk or compact flash has been installed, you
can use the delayed print feature. The delayed print feature allows
you to store the data in the printer beforehand and then print it out
automatically at the specified time.
Important:
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• We recommend you back up your data.
Registering Timed Job
The procedure to configure Delayed Print is as follows.
This section explains the procedure using WordPad on Windows XP
as an example. The procedure is the same for other OS.
1.
From the [File] menu, select [Print].
2.
Select this printer as the printer to be used and click
[Preferences].
3.
From [Job Type] on the [Job Options] tab, select [Timed
Jobs].
4.
Set the time to start printing by selecting [Elapse time] or
[Real Time]. For [Elapse Time] specify the number of minutes
to delay before printing. For [Real Time] specify the Year,
Month, Day, Hour, and Minute to start printing.
5.
In the [Job Identification] group, enter a name at [Job
Name]. The default job name is “blank”, if left blank the job
may fault.
6.
Click [OK].
7.
Click [Print] in the [Print] dialog box to start printing. Printing
will start at the specified time.
Cancelling Timed Job
Use the control panel to cancel Timed Job or to print without waiting
for the specified time.
1.
Press the <Menu> button.
2.
Press the < > or < > button until [Print Jobs Menu] is
displayed and then press the < > button.
3.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired digit of the
Password (PIN number) is displayed, then press the < >
button.
4.
Repeat step 3 until all four digits of the password are
displayed.
5.
Press the <SELECT> button.
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6.
Press the < > or < > button until the required document is
displayed and then press the < > button.
7.
To delete job press the <Cancel> button.
8.
Press < > to print displayed job.
9.
Enter the number of copies using the < > or < > buttons.
10.
Press the <SELECT> button. The document will be printed.
11.
After the document is deleted or printed, press the <Cancel>
button until Online is displayed.
NOTE
> The document name displayed (up to 12 characters) is the
[Document Name] set in the [Timed Job] dialog box of the
[Job Option] tab of the printer driver.
Direct Printing of PDF Files
This feature is available when the optional hard disk drive or
compact flash is installed.
You can send a PDF file directly to the printer for printing without
using the printer driver. As the print data is sent directly to the
printer, the printing process is simpler than printing with the printer
driver and it is done at a faster speed. The way to print a PDF file
directly is as follows.
Using PostScript Feature
You can use the PostScript feature to send a PDF file to the printer
directly for printing.
PDF Files That Can Be Printed
PDF files that can be printed are those created by Adobe Acrobat 4
and Adobe Acrobat 5 (except one part of the features added by PS
1.4).
NOTE
> You may not be able to print some PDF files directly by the
printer due to the way they were created. When this
happens, open the PDF files and use the printer driver to
print them.
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Printing PDF File
When sending the PDF file to the printer for printing using lpr
command, printing will be done with the defaults set at the control
panel. These defaults include:
• Copies
• Paper size
• Duplex
• Paper feed
• Print mode
NOTE
> When lpr command is used for printing, specify the
number of copies by lpr command. The [Quantity] setting
on the control panel will become disabled. Also, if the
number of copies is not specified by lpr command, it will
be treated as one copy.
Target OS
Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000/Windows XP
Printing PDF File
The following specification on the computer is an example of using
lpr command to print PDF file.
NOTE
>
indicates space.
Example: Printing a [event.pdf] file with a printer IP address of
192.168.1.100.
C:\>lpr
-S
192.168.1.100
-P
lp
event.pdf <Enter> key
Printing via Electronic Mail - E-mail Printing
When the optional hard disk or compact flash has been installed and
the printer is connected to a network, enabling it to receive e-mails
via TCP/IP communication, e-mails can be sent from the computer
to this printer.
Printing of e-mail contents and TIFF or PDF attachments can be done
from this printer.
This feature is known as E-mail Printing.
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Important:
• It is recommended that you back up your data.
A = E-Mail
B = Prints automatically
A
B
B
Environment Settings for E-mail Printing
To use the E-mail Printing feature, you need to configure server
settings (such as SMTP and POP3 servers) on your network
environment.
NOTE
> Wrong e-mail environment settings may cause disruptions
in your network. Always ask your network administrator
to configure e-mail environment settings.
Sending E-mails
Attachments That Can Be Sent
The following files can be sent as an attachment.
• PDF file created by Adobe Acrobat versions 4 & 5 (except one
part of the features added by PS 1.4)
• TIFF file
NOTE
> The PDF files sent will be printed by using the PostScript
feature and according to the [PDF] setting on the control
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panel. For details on the print features of the PDF file in
this printer, refer to “ Direct Printing of PDF Files” (P. 31).
Sending E-mails
This section explains how to send e-mails from the computer to the
printer using Outlook Express as an example.
1.
Create mail contents using your mailing software and attach
TIFF or PDF files if any.
Important:
• Only text format can be used for the mail contents. Set the
format of the e-mail content to text format in your mailing
software.
NOTE
> If the extension of the attached file is not “tif” or “pdf”, it
may not be printed correctly.
> Maximum 31 documents can be attached.
2.
Enter the printer’s e-mail address in the address column.
3.
Send the e-mail. The printer will print the e-mail
automatically after receiving it.
Points to Note When Sending E-mails
Security Issues
E-mails are sent via the Internet, connecting computers from all
over the world. As a result, caution must be made relating to
security issues such that information is not easily seen or altered by
third parties.
Therefore, we recommend that you use methods to ensure that
important information is secured. You are also advised not to reveal
the e-mail address of this printer to third parties to avoid receiving
spam.
Caution on Connecting This Printer to Internet Provider
and Using E-mail Features
• In the case where a flat-rate contract with the Internet
provider exists and the user is not always connected to the
network, a telephone charge will be incurred every time this
printer retrieves data regularly from the mail server.
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• Connect the printer to an IP private address. Functionality of
this printer is not guaranteed when it is assigned public IP
addresses.
• When receiving e-mails via POP, always apply an exclusive email account for the printer. Using a common e-mail account
shared with other users will result in errors.
• When the internet connection speed is slow, it takes time to
receive huge data such as image data.
• There are also providers that allow reception of e-mails via
SMTP. Detailed adjustments with the provider is required for
such cases.
• When setting up the e-mail configuration in an environment
where MTA support is set up in private segments, match the
operating configuration.
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About Paper
About Paper
Using unsuitable paper may lead to paper jams, poor print quality,
breakdown and damage to your printer. In order to use the features
of this printer effectively, we suggest using only paper that is
recommended here.
When you use paper that is not recommended, contact service.
Usable Paper
The types of paper that can be used on this printer are as follows.
When printing on paper that is commonly sold, use the types of
paper in the following table. However, it is recommended to use
paper in the next category, standard paper for clearer printing.
PAPER
TRAY
SIZE
Tray 1
Standard sizes that can be
automatically detected:
A5, B5, A4,
Executive (7.25 × 10.5"),
Letter (8.5 × 11"),
Legal (8.5 × 13"),
Legal (8.5 × 14")
WEIGHT
LOADING
CAPACITY
60 - 216 g/m2
150 sheets (P
paper) or 17. 5
mm or below
(16 - 57.5 lb)
Others:
A6*1, COM-10 Envelope*1,
Monarch Envelope*1,
DL Envelope*1,
C5 Envelope*1
Custom*2 (76×127 216×900*3 mm)
Statement
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PAPER
TRAY
SIZE
Trays 2 to
4
Standard sizes that can be
automatically detected:
(trays 3
and 4 are
optional)
A5, B5, A4,
Executive (7.25 × 10.5"),
Letter (8. 5 × 11"),
Legal (8. 5 × 13"),
Legal (8. 5 × 14")
WEIGHT
LOADING
CAPACITY
60 - 216 g/m2
250-sheet tray:
250 sheets (P
paper) or 27.6
mm or below
(16 - 57.5 lb)
550-sheet tray:
550 sheets (P
paper) or 59.4
mm or below
Others:
A6*1, COM-10 Envelope*1,
Monarch Envelope*1, DL
Envelope*1,
C5 Envelope*1,
Custom*2 (98×148 216×356 mm),
Statement
*1: Requires the paper size settings be done on the control panel.
*2: Requires the paper size settings be done on the control panel and the
printer driver.
*3: Print quality on the part of the paper that extends beyond 356 mm
cannot be guaranteed.
Important:
• Printing on paper whose setting is different from the paper
size or paper type selected on the printer driver or loading
paper into an unsuitable paper tray for printing may lead to
paper jams. To ensure printing is correctly done, select the
correct paper size, paper type, and paper tray.
• The printed image may fade due to moisture such as water,
rain or vapor. For details, contact service.
Standard Paper
The following table shows the standard paper for this printer.
PAPER
NAME
WEIG
HT
PAPER
TYPE
PAPER CHARACTERISTICS AND
CAUTION ON USAGE
FX P
64 g/m2
Plain
Medium weight paper for internal
distribution and general office use.
Plain
Medium weight paper for internal
distribution and general office use.
(17 lb)
XEROX 4024
75 g/m2
(20 lb)
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PAPER
NAME
XEROX 4200
WEIG
HT
PAPER
TYPE
PAPER CHARACTERISTICS AND
CAUTION ON USAGE
75 g/m2
Plain
Medium weight paper for internal
distribution and general office use.
Plain
Medium weight paper for internal
distribution and general office use.
(20 lb)
RX 80
80 g/m2
(3R 91720)
(21.3 lb)
Special Media
The following types of paper can be used for printing on this printer.
These types of paper are called special media.
PAPER NAME
PAPER
TYPE
PAPER CHARACTERISTICS AND
CAUTION ON USAGE
Transparencies
Transparency
Transparency without any white frame
XEROX P/N 3R2780
Note: As output transparencies may
stick together, remove the
transparencies from the output tray
after about 20 sheets, and then fan
them to lower their temperature.
XEROX P/N JE-001
XEROX P/N 3R91334
3M P/N CG3300
Labels
Thick 1
XEROX P/N 3R4469
Avery Laser Labels
P/N 5160
XEROX P/N V860
XEROX P/N 3R97408
Envelopes
Thick 1
Com#10
(104.8 × 241.3 mm)
C5 (162 × 229 mm)
DL (110 × 220 mm)
Monarch
(98.4 × 190.5 mm)
3" × 5" Oxford Index
Card (40801)
Thick 1
Classic Crest Super
Smooth Cover
3R3254 (Long Gain)
Thick 2
or
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Important:
• The reverse side of the envelope cannot be printed on.
• It may take a very long time (maximum 60 seconds) to print
custom size Thick 2 paper.
NOTE
> For details on special media, such as heavyweight not
listed in the table, contact service.
> For details on printing transparencies and envelopes, refer
to “ Printing” (P. 18).
Unusable Paper
Using the following types of paper might cause paper jams,
malfunctions or damage to the machine. Do not use them.
• Fuji Xerox full-color transparencies (example: V556, V558,
V302)
• Paper exclusively for ink-jet printer use
• Paper that is too thick or thin
• Paper that has been printed on before (including color
printing)
• Wrinkled, folded or torn paper
• Wet paper
• Curled paper
• Paper with static electricity
• Adhesive paper
• Paper with special coatings
• Treated colored paper
• Paper using ink that will run at a temperature of 150°C
• Thermal paper
• Carbon paper
• Paper with staples, paper clips, ribbons or tape
• Paper with rough surfaces such as pulp paper, or fibrous
paper
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• If acid paper is used, the characters might appear fuzzy.
Replace it with alkaline paper.
• Envelopes that are not flat or have metal fasteners
• Labels that do not fully cover the adhesive backing
Storing and Handling Paper
Even for suitable papers, poor storage conditions may lead to a
change in the paper quality, paper jams, poor print quality and
machine breakdown. Take note of the following points when storing
paper:
• Store paper in the following locations: Temperature of 10 30 °C with a relative humidity of 30 - 65%
• After opening a ream of paper, use the original cover sheets
to wrap up the paper not used and store it in a cabinet or a
location with low humidity.
• Do not let the paper stand but store it in a flat location.
• Ensure that the paper is stored properly without being bent
or curled.
• Store the paper in a location not exposed to direct sunlight.
Loading Paper
Loading Paper in a Paper Tray
Refer to:
Paper type and size that can be loaded in paper tray: “ Usable Paper”
(P. 36)
1.
Place the paper tray on a flat
surface and remove the lid (if
installed).
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2.
If the base plate of the paper tray
is raised, push it down.
3.
When loading paper longer than A4
size, slide the left and right lock
tabs in the paper tray outwards to
unlock them.
4.
Hold the grip of the paper tray and
pull its extendable part to the front
until it reaches its maximum.
5.
Squeeze the length guide and slide
it to the desired paper size (1).
Squeeze the right width guide and
slide it to the desired paper size
(2).
6.
Load the paper with the side to be
printed facing up and with all four
corners aligned.
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Important:
• Do not place paper over the right width guide.
• Do not load paper exceeding the maximum fill line or the
maximum capacity allowed.
• Align the right width guide with the paper width correctly. If
the right width guide is not in place, the paper will not be
properly fed and this may cause paper jams.
7.
Close the lid of the paper tray and push the tray completely
into the printer.
Important:
• The lid of the tray must be firmly closed. If not, the paper
might become misaligned.
8.
Depending on the types and sizes of the loaded paper, you
need to configure settings on the control panel. Change the
paper type when non-plain paper such as recycled paper,
heavyweight paper or transparencies are loaded. Configure
the paper size when custom size paper is loaded.
Refer to:
• Paper type and size that can be loaded: “Usable Paper” on
page 36
• Setting paper size: “Setting Custom Paper Sizes” on page 43
• Setting paper type: “Setting Paper Types” on page 44
Automatic Tray Selection
If you display the properties dialog box of the printer driver and
select a paper type for [Specify Paper Type] and [Auto] for [Paper
Source] on the [Tray/Output] tab for printing, this printer will be
able to automatically detect paper trays loaded with the selected
paper type and then among them, select the tray that matches the
size and orientation of the document to be printed. This feature is
known as automatic tray selection.
If there are multiple trays that match those criteria for automatic
tray selection, a tray is selected based on the lowest tray number.
For example, if tray 1 and tray 2 match the criteria, tray 1 will be
selected.
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NOTE
>
If there are no paper trays that match the automatic tray
selection, an error message prompting for replenishment
of paper will be displayed. You can configure the printer
not to display this message but to automatically select a
nearest or larger paper size of the document for printing.
(Substitute Tray)
> If paper runs out during printing, a paper tray containing
paper of the same size and orientation of the paper used
for printing will be selected to continue printing
(automatic tray switching).
> If there are no paper trays that match the paper types
that are set for [Specify Paper Type], a message
prompting to confirm printing on another paper type will
be displayed. Press the <FEED/SELECT> button to print
on paper of another type or press <CANCEL> to cancel
the job.
Refer to:
• Specify Paper Type: Online Help for the printer driver
Setting Custom Paper Sizes
To print on custom size paper loaded in trays 1 to 4, you must set
the paper size on the control panel.
You may also need to set it on the printer driver, depending on the
paper size.
This section explains how to set the size on the control panel.
Important:
• When setting the paper size on the printer driver and control
panel, be sure to specify the same size as the actual paper
used. Setting the wrong size for printing will cause machine
failure. This is especially true if you configure a bigger size
when using a narrow width paper.
NOTE
> To return to standard paper size settings, select [Auto] in
step below. This printer will automatically detect the size
and orientation of the loaded paper.
1.
Press the <MENU> button to display the Menu screen.
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2.
Press the < > or < > button until [Media Menu] is
displayed, then press the < > button.
3.
Press the < > or < > button until [Tray X Auto Sense] is
displayed (X = the tray number you wish to set), then press
the < > button. Set Auto Sense to OFF.
4.
Press the < > or < > button until [Tray X Paper Size] is
displayed (X = the tray number you wish to set). Then press
the < > button.
5.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired paper size is
displayed, Then press the < > button.
OR
Press the < > button to display [Custom], then press the
<SELECT> button.
6.
Press the < > or < > button to display [Portrait (Y) Size] or
[Landscape (X) Size], then press the < > button.
Enter values for the paper size to be used by pressing the
< > or < > button
7.
Press the <SELECT> button.
8.
Press the <CANCEL> button to exit the menus.
Setting Paper Types
Settings on the control panel are required for the types of paper
loaded in trays 1 to 4. For accurate image quality processing, refer
to the following table and set the paper types on the control panel.
Important:
• Paper type settings must match those of the actual paper
loaded in the trays. Otherwise, image quality cannot be
processed accurately. Toner may not fuse properly on the
paper, resulting in dirty and poor quality printouts.
• Changes in paper type settings on the printer driver are not
reflected in this printer.
Refer to:
• Paper sizes that can be loaded: “Usable Paper” on page 36
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Paper types available:
Plain
Post Card
Colored
Other
Card Stock
Letter Head
Thick 2
Label
Pre-Punched
Thick 1
Bond
Transparency
Envelope
Pre-Printed
PAPER NAME
WEIGHT
PAPER TYPE SET IN TRAY
FX P
60 - 90 g/m2
Plain (default)
(16-24 lb)
FX EPR, FX Green
100
60 - 90 g/m2
Label, envelope
90 - 156 g/m2
Recycled
(16 - 24 lb)
Thick 1
(24 - 42 lb)
157 - 216 g/m2
Thick 2
(42 - 57.5 lb)
JE001
-
Transparency
Setting on the Control Panel
1.
Press the <MENU> button to display the Menu screen.
2.
Press the < > or < > button until [Media Type] is displayed,
then press the < > button.
3.
Press the < > or < > button until [Tray X Media Type] is
displayed (X = the tray number you wish to set). Then press
the < > button.
4.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired media type is
displayed, then press the <SELECT> button.
5.
Press the <CANCEL> button to exit the menu.
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Settings on the Control Panel
About this Chapter
This chapter explains the control panel and its functions, and also
demonstrates how to navigate through the control panel menus and
submenus that allow you to view and change the printer settings.
Web access to the printer is also discussed.
Control Panel Features
The control panel is located on the front of the printer (Figure
below), and contains the display (LCD), indicators, and push buttons
that allow you to view and change the printer settings.
Name
Description
<MENU> button
Press to move to the menu operation. Once in the
menu operation, repeatedly pressing the menu button
moves down the menu list.
<INFO> button
Press to print the menu map. The menu map (2pages)
will print with all the current printer settings.
<READY>
indicator
When the light is on, the printer is ready to receive
data from the computer.
LCD display
Displays the setting items, machine status, and
messages.
<ATTENTION>
indicator
When the light is on, there is a malfunction in the
printer.
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Name
Description
<On-Line>
button/indicator
Press to enter the off-line status. When in the off-line
status, the machine cannot receive data or process
printing. Press again to exit the off-line status and
enter the on-line status (where the machine can
receive data from the computer).
<CANCEL>
button
Press to cancel printing.
<Select> button
Press to activate the displayed setting. When you are
changing the candidate values, pressing the Select
button runs the currently displayed activity or saves
the currently displayed candidate.
< >< >
< >< >
buttons
Press these to move to the required menu, item and
candidate value on the display.
Press to exit the menu mode.
LCD Display
The LCD display shows status and error messages that inform you
of the current status of the printer, and also displays menus,
submenus, and printer settings when you are in the menu system.
The display contains two lines of text, each with a maximum of
sixteen characters.
Current printer status
Printing
USB
PCL
Port Receiving Data
Language
(USB, Net, LPD, etc.)
(PCL, PS, etc.)
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Menu Screen
Screen for configuring settings related to the printer.
This screen appears when you press the <MENU> button. The initial
Menu screen displayed is as follows.
Print Jobs Menu
Navigating the Control Panel Menus
When you press the MENU button on the control panel, you enter the
printer’s menu system. At that point, the first line of the display lists
the active menu. You can change the active menu by pressing the
< > or < > button or by pressing the MENU button.
If you press the < > button repeatedly, the first line of the display
cycles through the main menus in the following order:
•
Print Jobs Menu
•
Information Menu
•
Print Menu
•
Media Menu
•
Sys Config Menu
•
PCL Emulation
•
FX Emulation
•
Parallel Menu
•
Serial Menu
•
USB Menu
•
Network Menu
•
Sys Adjust Menu
•
Date/Time Menu
•
Maintenance Menu
•
Usage Menu
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•
Flash Menu
•
Disk Menu
•
Comp FLASH Menu
•
Job Accounting
•
Spooling
Menus and submenus may or may not be displayed, depending on
the options installed.
The following text describes the sequence of push buttons and
display messages that would allow you to print the PS (PostScript)
font list. This example illustrates the basic relationship between
menus and submenus and demonstrates how the < >, < >,
SELECT, and Cancel buttons help you to navigate through the
menus.
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
The LCD will display “Print Jobs Menu” on the first line of
the display.
3.
Press the < > button to display “Information Menu” on
the first line of the display.
4.
Press the < > button to enter the “Information Menu”.
“Print Menu Map” is displayed on the first line and
“Execute” is on the second line of the display.
5.
Press the < > button to display “Print PCL Fonts” on the
first line of the display.
6.
Press the < > button to display “Print PS Fonts” on the
first line of the display.
7.
Press the Select button to print the list, or press the
CANCEL button to exit the menu system.
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Menu Structure
Print Jobs Menu
Information Menu
Print Menu
Media Menu
Sys Config Menu
PCL Emulation
FX Emulation
Parallel Menu
Serial Menu
USB Menu
Network Menu
Sys Adjust Menu
Date/Time Menu
Maintenance Menu
Usage Menu
Flash Menu
Disk Menu
Comp FLASH Menu
Job Accounting
Spooling
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Print Jobs Menu
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
“Print Jobs Menu” is shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Print Jobs Menu. “Enter
Password” is displayed on the first line and “****” is
displayed on the second line.
NOTE
The password is entered by you at the PC using the print driver,
see “Print Confidential Document - Secure Print” on page 25.
4.
To enter the first digit of your password (Pin Number), press
the < > to increase the number or < > to decrease the
number.
5.
When the correct number is displayed, press the <
to move to the next digit position
6.
Repeat steps 4 & 5 until all four numbers are correct.
7.
Press the SELECT button to enter the submenu.
8.
All the jobs associated with your password will be available.
Use the < > or < > buttons to scroll through the list of jobs
or you can select “ALL JOBS”.
9.
With the desired job displayed, you may press “Select” to
print the job or you may press “Cancel” to delete the job.
10.
If you press Select to print the job, “Copies” will be shown on
the display. You may select the number of copies to be
printed by using the < > or < > buttons.
11.
With the desired number displayed, press the “Select” button
to print the job.
> button
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
system settings.
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Submenu
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Enter Password
User Selected
User Selected
See Steps Above
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Information Menu
The Information Menu provides access to the printer settings for
various printing functions. Use the following procedure to enter the
information menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Information Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Information Menu.
4.
Press the < > or < > buttons to move through the
submenus.
5.
Press the SELECT button to print the displayed submenu.
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
printer information settings:
Submenus
Print Menu Map
This function
allows you to
print the menu
map.
Print PCL Fonts
This function
allows you to
print the PCL
font list.
Print PS Fonts
This function
allows you to
print the
Postscript font
list.
Print FX Fonts
This function
allows you to
print the FX
font list.
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press SELECT to print the
Menu Map.
Press SELECT to print the
PCL font list.
Press SELECT to print the
Postscript fonts list.
Press SELECT to print the FX
Fonts list.
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Submenus
Print Demo
This function
allows you to
print a demo
page.
Print Error Log
This function
allows you to
print the error
log.
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press SELECT to print a
Demo Page.
Press SELECT to print the
Error Log.
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Print Menu
The Print Menu provides access to the print setup procedures.
These settings are defaults for the printer. A print job can specify
and use other settings. Use the following procedure to enter the
print menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Print Menu” is shown
on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the print menu.
4.
Press the < > or < > buttons to move through the
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
print menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Copies
1
Numbers 1 999
This submenu
allows you to
change the
number of
copies printed.
Duplex
This submenu
allows you to
choose the bind
edge. Choose
Long Edge or
Short Edge.
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the number of
copies printed.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Off
On/Off
This submenu
allows you to
turn the duplex
on or off
Duplex Bind
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons toggle between ON
and OFF.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Long Edge
Long Edge/
Short Edge
Press < > or < >
buttons toggle between
Long Edge and Short Edge.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Paper Feed
Tray 1
This submenu
allows you to
choose the
default paper
tray.
Auto Tray
Switch
Tray 3
Tray 4
On
Off
Off
Tray 1
Tray 2
Tray 3
Tray 4
600 dpi
600 dpi
1200 dpi
This submenu
allows you to
set the printer
to draft mode
Press < > or < >
buttons to select the tray.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
ON and OFF.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
available trays.
Press <SELECT> to save the
tray.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
available resolutions.
Press <SELECT> to save the
dpi.
5
1 to 7
This submenu
allows you to
set the print
density.
Toner Save
Mode
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
This submenu
allows you to
set the
resolution (dpi).
Print Density
On
Off
This submenu
allows you to
select the tray
for the
separator page
or switch it off.
Resolution
Tray 1
Tray 2
This submenu
allows you to
switch the tray
auto switch
function on or
off.
Separator Page
Available
Settings
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase of
decrease the setting.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
OFF
ON
OFF
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
ON and OFF.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Orientation
Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Portrait and Landscape.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Lines Per Page
60
5 to 128
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the setting.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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Media Menu
The Media Menu provides access to the paper tray settings. Use the
following procedure to enter the media menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Media Menu” is shown
on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the media menu.
4.
Press the < > or < > button to move through the
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
printer media settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Tray1 AutoSense
On
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
size.
Tray1 AutoSense must be
off.
On
Off
This submenu
allows you to
set the Paper
size auto sense
feature on or
off.
Tray1 Paper size
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > button
to toggle on or off.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selected size.
Letter (US)
else (A4)
Letter, B5, A5,
A6, Statement,
Executive, C5
Envelope
DL Envelope,
Com10
Envelope,
Monarch
Envelope,
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
available sizes.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selected size.
Legal,
A4,
Custom
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Tray1 Media
Type
Plain
Plain,
Transparency,
Prepunched,
Letterhead,
Colored,
Preprinted,
Bond, Label,
Card Stock,
Postcard,
Envelope, Thick
1, Thick 2,
Other
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
type.
Tray2 Autosense
ON
OFF
This submenu
allows you to
set the Paper
size auto sense
feature on or
off.
Tray2 Paper size
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
size.
ON
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
available MEDIA TYPES.
Press <SELECT> to set a
media type.
Press < > or < > button
to toggle on or off.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selected size.
Letter (US)
else (A4)
Letter, B5, A5,
A6, Statement,
Executive, C5
Envelope
DL Envelope,
Com10
Envelope,
Monarch
Envelope,
Tray 2 AutoSense must be
off.
Press < > or < > button
to scroll through the
available sizes.
Press <SELECT> to set a
paper size.
Legal,
A4
Tray2 Media
Type
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
type.
Plain
Plain,
Transparency,
Prepunched,
Letterhead,
Colored,
Preprinted,
Bond, Label,
Card Stock,
Postcard,
Envelope,
Other, Thick 1,
Thick 2
Press < > or < > button
to scroll through the
available media types
Press <SELECT> to set a
type.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Tray3 Autosense
On
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
size.
On
Off
This submenu
allows you to
set the Paper
size auto sense
feature on or
off.
Tray3 Papersize
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > button
to toggle on or off.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selected size.
Letter (US)
else (A4)
Letter, B5, A5,
A6, Statement,
Executive, C5
Envelope
DL Envelope,
Com10
Envelope,
Monarch
Envelope,
Tray 3 AutoSense must be
off.
Press < > or < > button
to scroll through the
available sizes.
Press <SELECT> to set a
paper size.
Legal, A4
Tray3 Media
Type
Plain
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
type.
Tray4 Autosense
This submenu
allows you to
set the Paper
size auto sense
feature on or
off.
On
Plain,
Transparency,
Prepunched,
Letterhead,
Colored,
Preprinted,
Bond, Label,
Card Stock,
Postcard,
Envelope, Thick
1, Thick 2,
Other
On
Off
Press < > or < > button
to scroll through the
available media types
Press <SELECT> to set a
type.
Press < > or < > button
to toggle on or off.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selected size.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Tray4 Papersize
Letter (US)
else (A4)
Letter, B5, A5,
A6, Statement,
Executive, C5
Envelope
Press < > or < > button
to scroll through the
available sizes.
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
size.
DL Envelope,
Com10
Envelope,
Monarch
Envelope,
Tray 4 AutoSense must be
off.
Press <SELECT> to set a
paper size.
Legal,
A4
Tray4 Media
Type
Plain
This submenu
allows you to
set the media
type.
Unit Of Measure
This menu is
used to set the
unit of
measurement
for the Custom
Paper Size
feature.
Inches (Default
If US)
Millimeters
(Default If NonUS)
Tray1 X Dimen
8.50 in
Sets the paper
width.
(216mm)
Plain,
Transparency,
Prepunched,
Letterhead,
Colored,
Preprinted,
Bond, Label,
Card Stock,
Postcard,
Envelope, Thick
1, Thick 2,
Other
Inches
Millimeters
Press < > or < > button
to scroll through the
available media types
Press <SELECT> to set a
type.
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
INCHES and MILLIMETERS.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
3.88 - 8.50 in
(98.6 - 216mm)
Press < > or < >
buttons to select the X
dimension
Press <SELECT> to set
dimension.
Tray1 Y Dimen
Sets the paper
length
11.00 in
(279.4mm)
5.83 - 14.00 in
(148 255.6mm)
Press < > or < >
buttons to select the Y
dimension
Press <SELECT> to set
dimension.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Tray2 X Dimen
8.50 in
Sets the paper
width
(216mm)
3.88 - 8.50 in
(98.6 - 216mm)
Tray2 Y Dimen
11.00 in
(279.4mm)
Sets the paper
length
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > button
to select the X dimension
Press <SELECT> to set
dimension.
5.83 - 14.00 in
(148 255.6mm)
Press < > or < > button
to select the Y dimension
Press <SELECT> to set
dimension.
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Sys Config Menu
The Sys Config Menu provides access to the system settings. Use
the following procedure to enter the Sys Config menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Sys Config Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the sys config menu.
4.
Press the
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
<
> or <
>
button to move through the submenus.
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Sys Config Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Power Save
Time
15
1 to 999
This submenu
allows you to
change the time
(in minutes)
when the
printer enters
the Power
Saver Mode.
Personality
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to select the
number of minutes.
Press <SELECT> to save the
time.
Auto Emulation
Auto Emulation
PCL
Postscript 3
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Wait Timeout
00020
0 - 99999
This submenu
allows you to
increase or
decrease the
length of time
(in seconds)
that the printer
will remain in
the waiting
state—a job is
being
processed, no
end-of-file has
been detected,
and there is no
more data to
process.
Toner Low
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the digit in the
selected position.
Press the < > to select the
digit and move to the next
position
Press <SELECT> after
changing the last digit to
save this setting.
Continue
This submenu
sets the printer
to either stop or
continue
printing when it
goes into a low
toner condition.
Jam Recovery
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Continue
Stop
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Continue and Stop.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
On
On
Off
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
On and Off.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Language
This submenu
sets the default
language for
the display.
English
English
and other
supported
languages
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
options.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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PCL Emulation
The PCL Emulation provides access to the PCL settings and
functions. Use the following procedure to enter PCL Emulation Menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “PCL Emulation” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the PCL emulation menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
PCL Emulation settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Font Source
Internal
This submenu
allows you to
choose a font
source.
Font No.
Available
Settings
Internal
Compact Flash
User Flash
Disk Drive
50
Available Fonts
This submenu
allows you to
set the font
number.
Font Pitch
This submenu
allows you to
change the
point size of
text.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
10.00
0.08 - 100.00
This submenu
allows you to
change the font
pitch of text.
Font Point Size
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
12.00
1.00 - 1008.00
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Symbol Set
10U:PC-8
CP437
See Appendix A
for a complete
list of all the
available
symbol sets
This submenu
allows you to
choose a
symbol set.
White Page Skip
Disable
CR Function
This submenu
allows you to
define the
action
prompted by a
line feed—a line
feed equals
either a line
feed alone or a
carriage return
and a line feed
together.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
CR
This submenu
allows you to
define the
action
prompted by a
carriage
return—a
carriage return
equals either a
carriage return
alone, or a
carriage return
and a line feed
together.
LF function
Enable
Disable
This submenu
allows you to
not print blank
pages.
Procedure for
Changing Setting
CR
CR+LF
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
CR and CR+LF.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
LF
LF
LF+CR
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
LF and LF+CR.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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FX Emulation
The FX Emulation provides access to the FX settings and functions.
Use the following procedure to enter FX Emulation Menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “FX Emulation” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the FX emulation menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
FX Emulation settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Character Pitch
10 cpi
This submenu
allows you to
choose the
Characters Per
Inch.
Symbol Set
This submenu
allows you to
choose a
symbol set.
Line Pitch
This submenu
allows you to
choose the
Lines Per Inch.
Available
Settings
10 cpi
12 cpi
17.1 cpi
20 cpi
Proportional
10U:PC-8
CP437
Available
Symbol Sets
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
6 LPI
6 LPI
8 LPI
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
CR Function
CR
CR
This submenu
allows you to
define the
action
prompted by a
carriage
return—a
carriage return
equals either a
carriage return
alone, or a
carriage return
and a line feed
together.
Form Length
CR+LF
11 inch
12 inch
This submenu
allows you to fit
the image to
letter size
paper.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
0 inch
0 inch
0.1 inch
0.2 inch
||
1.0 inch
0 inch
This submenu
allows you to
shift the image
to the right in
0.1 inch
increments.
Fit To Letter
11 inch
11.7 inch
This submenu
allows you to
shift the image
down in 0.1
inch
increments.
Left Margin
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
CR and CR+LF.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
This submenu
allows you to
choose the
paper length.
Top Position
Procedure for
Changing Setting
0 inch
0.1 inch
0.2 inch
||
1.0 inch
Disable
Disable
Enable
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Parallel Menu
The Parallel Menu provides access to the Parallel settings. Use the
following procedure to enter the parallel menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Parallel Menu” is
shown on the second line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the parallel menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Parallel Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Parallel
Enable
This submenu
allows you to
set up the
parallel
interface.
Bi-Direction
Enable
Disable
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Enable
Enable
bidirectional
communication
with the PC.
PS Protocol
Available
Settings
Enable
Disable
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
ASCII
ASCII
RAW
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
EASCII and RAW.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Serial Menu
The Serial Menu provides access to the Serial settings. Use the
following procedure to enter the serial menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Serial Menu” is shown
on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the serial menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Serial Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Serial
Enable
Enable
Disable
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Baud Rate
Data Bits
9600
8
1200, 2400,
4800, 9600,
19200, 38400,
57600, 115200
8
7
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between 7
and 8.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Stop Bits
1
1
2
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between 1
and 2.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Parity
None
Available
Settings
None
Even
Odd
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
None, Even, and Odd.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
DTR Ready/
Busy
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
DTR On1/Off1
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
DTR Error
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
RTS Ready/
Busy
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
RTS On1/Off1
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
RTS Error
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
XON Ready/
Busy
On
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
XON On1/Off1
On
Available
Settings
Off
On
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
XON Error
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
DTR Polarity
High
High
Low
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
High and Low.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
RTS Polarity
High
High
Low
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
High and Low.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Robust XON
Off
Off
On
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Off and On.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
PS Protocol
ASCII
ASCII
RAW
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
ASCII and RAW.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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USB Menu
The USB Menu provides access to the USB settings. Use the
following procedure to enter the USB menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > NEXT button until the text “USB Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the USB menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
USB Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
USB
Enabled
Enabled
This submenu
allows you to
set up the USB
interface.
PS Protocol
Disabled
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
ASCII
ASCII
RAW
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
ASCII and RAW.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Network Menu
The Network Menu provides access to the printer network settings.
Use the following procedure to enter the network menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Network Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Network menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Network Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
TCP/IP
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Ethertalk
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
IP Address Set
Automatic
Automatic
Manual
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Automatic and Manual.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
IP Address
(user-specified)
(user-specified)
The first set of numbers
blinks
Press < > or < > to
scroll to the desired number.
Press < > to save the
current set of numbers and
move to the next set.
Repeat the procedure for
each set of numbers.
When the last set of
numbers is set, press
<SELECT> to save the IP
address.
Subnet Mask
(user-specified)
(user-specified)
The first set of numbers
blinks
Press < > or < > to
scroll to the desired number.
Press < > to save the
current set of numbers and
move to the next set.
Repeat the procedure for
each set of numbers.
When the last set of
numbers is set, press
<SELECT> to save the IP
address.
Gateway
Address
(user-specified)
(user-specified)
The first set of numbers
blinks
Press < > or < > to
scroll to the desired number.
Press < > to save the
current set of numbers and
move to the next set.
Repeat the procedure for
each set of numbers.
When the last set of
numbers is set, press
<SELECT> to save the IP
address.
Initialize NIC
Execute
Execute
Press <SELECT> to initialize
the NIC.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Web
Enabled
Available
Settings
Enabled
Disabled
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
SNMP
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
Enable and Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Hub Link
Setting
Auto Negotiate
Auto Negotiate
10 Base-T Full
10 Base-T Half
100 Base-T Full
100 Base-T Half
PS Protocol
ASCII
ASCII
RAW
Press < > or < >
buttons to scroll through the
selections.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Press < > or < >
buttons to toggle between
ASCII and RAW.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Sys Adjust Menu
The Sys Adjust Menu provides access to the tray adjustment
settings. Use the following procedure to enter the Sys Adjust menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Sys Adjust Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Sys Adjust menu.
4.
Press the
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
<
> or <
>
button to move through the submenus.
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Sys Adjust Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Tray1 X Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the X axis.
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the right or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the left.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Tray1 Y Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the Y axis.
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the down or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the up.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Tray2 X Adjust
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the X axis.
8
0 to 15
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the right or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the left.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Tray2 Y Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the Y axis.
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the down or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the up.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Tray3 X Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the X axis.
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the right or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the left.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Tray3 Y Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the Y axis.
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the down or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the up.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Tray4 X Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the X axis.
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the right or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the left.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Tray4 Y Adjust
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the Y axis.
8
0 to 15
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the down or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the up.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Duplex X Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the X axis.
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the right or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the left.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Duplex Y Adjust
8
0 to 15
This submenu
fine adjusts the
registration in
the Y axis.
Press < > (increase
number) to move the image
to the down or press < >
(decrease number) to move
the image to the up.
Press <SELECT> to save the
selection.
Auto Resize
Disable
This menu will
scale the output
of a job to the
size selected.
PCL Tray1 ID#
Enable
Disable
Press < > or < > to
toggle between Enable and
Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
0001
0000 to 9999
PCL escape
sequence
parameter
value.
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the digit in the
selected position.
Press the < > to select the
digit and move to the next
position
Press <SELECT> after
changing the last digit to
save this setting.
PCL Tray2 ID#
PCL escape
sequence
parameter
value.
0004
0000 to 9999
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the digit in the
selected position.
Press the < > to select the
digit and move to the next
position
Press <SELECT> after
changing the last digit to
save this setting.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
PCL Tray3 ID#
0005
0000 to 9999
PCL escape
sequence
parameter
value.
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the digit in the
selected position.
Press the < > to select the
digit and move to the next
position
Press <SELECT> after
changing the last digit to
save this setting.
PCL Tray4 ID#
0006
0000 to 9999
PCL escape
sequence
parameter
value.
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the digit in the
selected position.
Press the < > to select the
digit and move to the next
position
Press <SELECT> after
changing the last digit to
save this setting.
PCL Auto ID#
0007
0000 to 9999
PCL escape
sequence
parameter
value.
Press < > or < >
buttons to increase or
decrease the digit in the
selected position.
Press the < > to select the
digit and move to the next
position
Press <SELECT> after
changing the last digit to
save this setting.
Hex Dump
Disable
Enable
Disable
Press < > or < > to
toggle between Enable and
Disable.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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Date/Time Menu
The Date/Time Menu provides access to the printer time settings.
Use the following procedure to enter the date/time menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Date/Time Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < >button to enter the date/time menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Date/Time Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Month
Current month
January thru
December
This submenu
allows you to
set the current
month.
Day
This submenu
allows you to
set the current
day.
Year
This submenu
allows you to
set the current
hour.
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the months.
Press <SELECT> to set the
month.
Current day of
month
1 to 31
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the days.
Press <SELECT> to set the
day.
Current year
2000 - 2099
This submenu
allows you to
set the current
year.
Hour
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the years.
Press <SELECT> to set the
year.
Current hour
Midnight, 1 AM
to 11 AM, Noon,
1 PM to 11 PM
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the hours.
Press <SELECT> to set the
hour.
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Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Minute
Current minute
0 - 59
This submenu
allows you to
set the current
minute.
Second
Current second
0 - 59
This submenu
allows you to
set time for a
different time
zone in
minutes.
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the seconds.
Press <SELECT> to choose
and set the second.
0
-12 through +
12
This submenu
allows you to
set time for a
different time
zone in hours.
GMT Offset/
Mins
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the minutes.
Press <SELECT> to set the
minute.
This submenu
allows you to
set the current
second.
GMT Offset/
Hours
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the offset
selections.
Press <SELECT> to set the
offset hours.
0
0
30
Press < > or < > to
toggle between 0 and 30.
Press <SELECT> to set the
offset hours.
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Maintenance Menu
The Maintenance Menu provides access to the printer
maintenance settings. Use the following procedure to enter the
maintenance menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Maintenance Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < >button to enter the maintenance menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Maintenance Menu settings:
Submenus
Default
Setting
Available
Settings
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Menu Reset
Execute
Execute
Press <SELECT> to reset
the menu.
Save Menu
Execute
Execute
Press <SELECT> to save the
menu.
Restore Menu
Execute
Execute
Press <SELECT> to restore
the menu.
Power Save
Disable
Enable
Disable
Press < > or < > to
toggle between enable and
disable.
Press <SELECT> to save the
setting.
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Usage Menu
The Usage Menu provides access to the printer status. Use the
following procedure to enter the usage menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Usage Menu” is shown
on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the usage menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to display the Usage Menu
settings:
Submenus
Example
Available
Settings
Page Count
123456
Press <SELECT> to display
the total prints produced.
Toner
97%
Press <SELECT> to display
the percentage of toner
remaining.
Tray1 Level
OK
OK
Low
Empty
Tray2 Level
OK
OK
Low
Empty
Tray3 Level
OK
OK
Low
Empty
Tray4 Level
OK
OK
Low
Empty
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press <SELECT> to display
the paper supply level in
tray 1.
Press <SELECT> to display
the paper supply level in
tray 2.
Press <SELECT> to display
the paper supply level in
tray 3.
Press <SELECT> to display
the paper supply level in
tray 4.
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Flash Menu
The Flash Menu provides access to the flash device. Use the
following procedure to enter the flash menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Flash Menu” is shown
on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the flash menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to perform the Flash Menu
options.
Submenus
Procedure for Changing Setting
Data Security
When set to ON, as data is
deleted, the location where the
data was stored, is overwritten by
random data. When set to OFF,
the data is deleted.
Print
This selection will read the
selected file from FLASH and print
it as if it were being received from
one of the input ports.
Delete
This selection will delete the
selected file or directory from the
FLASH DIMM. To delete an entire
directory, you must first delete all
the files within that directory.
Press <
OFF.
> or <
> to toggle between On or
Press <SELECT> to save the selection.
Press <
> or <
> to scroll through the files.
Press <SELECT> to print the file.
Press <
> or <
> to scroll through the files.
Press <SELECT> to delete the file.
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Submenus
Procedure for Changing Setting
Format Usr FLASH
Press <SELECT> to reformat the FLASH DIMM.
This selection will reformat the
FLASH DIMM.
Flash Summary
Press <SELECT> to print the FLASH summary.
This selection will print a page
containing information about the
installed FLASH DIMM including a
list of all the current existing files
and directories.
WARNING
All files on the FLASH DIMM will be deleted if the Format
FLASH function is selected.
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Disk Menu
The Disk Menu provides access to the disk settings. Use the
following procedure to enter the disk menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Disk Menu” is shown on
the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the disk menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to perform the Disk Menu
options.
Submenus
Procedure for Changing Setting
Data Security
When set to ON, as data is
deleted, the location where the
data was stored, is overwritten by
random data. When set to OFF,
the data is deleted.
Print
This selection will read the
selected file from Disk and print it
as if it were being received from
one of the input ports.
Delete
This selection will delete the
selected disk file or directory from
the hard disk. To delete an entire
directory, you must first delete all
the files within that directory.
Press <
OFF.
> or <
> to toggle between On or
Press <SELECT> to save the selection.
Press <
> or <
> to scroll through the files.
Press <SELECT> to print the file.
Press <
> or <
> to scroll through the files.
Press <SELECT> to delete the file.
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Submenus
Procedure for Changing Setting
Format Disk
Press <SELECT> to reformat the hard disk.
This selection will reformat the
hard disk.
Disk Summary
Press <SELECT> to print the Disk summary.
This selection will print a page
containing information about the
installed hard disk, including a list
of all the current existing files and
directories.
WARNING
All files on the hard disk will be deleted if the Format Disk
function is selected
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Comp FLASH Menu
The Comp Flash Menu provides access to the compact flash
settings. Use the following procedure to enter the compact flash
menu:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Comp Flash Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the compact flash menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter the submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to perform the Comp Flash
Menu options.
Submenus
Procedure for Changing Setting
Data Security
When set to ON, as data is deleted,
the location where the data was
stored, is overwritten by random data.
When set to OFF, the data is deleted.
Print
This selection will read the selected
file from Compact Flash and print it as
if it were being received from one of
the input ports.
Delete
This selection will delete the selected
file or directory from the Compact
FLASH. To delete an entire directory,
you must first delete all the files within
that directory.
Press <
or OFF.
> or <
> to toggle between On
Press <SELECT> to save the selection.
Press <
files.
> or <
> to scroll through the
Press <SELECT> to print the file.
Press <
files.
> or <
> to scroll through the
Press <SELECT> to delete the file.
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Submenus
Procedure for Changing Setting
Format Cmp FLASH
Press <SELECT> to reformat the Compact
Flash.
This selection will reformat the
Compact Flash.
CFlash Summary
This selection will print a page
containing information about the
installed compact flash, including a list
of all the current existing files and
directories.
Press <SELECT> to print the Compact
Flash summary.
WARNING
All files on the compact flash will be deleted if the Format
Cmp Flash function is selected
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Job Accounting
The Job Accounting Menu provides access to functions and settings
related to this feature. Use the following procedure to enter the Job
Accounting Menu to change the settings or access the functions:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Job Accounting” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Job Accounting Menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter a submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
Job Accounting settings.
SubMenu
Default
Settings
Available
Settings
Enabled
No
Yes
No
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > to
toggle between the Yes and
No options.
Press <SELECT> to save the
setting.
Print Info
Reset Info
Execute
Press <SELECT> to begin
printing the Job Accounting
Summary Report.
Press <SELECT> to reset
the Job Accounting
Information. This will delete
all stored information
related to jobs received by
the printer.
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Spooling
The Spooling Menu provides access to the functions and settings
related to this feature. Use the following procedure to enter the
Spooling Menu to change the settings or access the functions:
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Spooling Menu” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Spooling Menu.
4.
Press the <
submenus.
5.
Press the < > button to enter a submenu.
> or <
>
buttons to move through the
Use the procedures in the following table to access and change the
spooling settings.
SubMenu
Default
Settings
Start Spooling
Off
The spooling
feature allows
print jobs to be
automatically
spooled to the
Flash memory
or Hard Drive.
Stop Spooling
Used to read a
file from the
User Flash or
Hard Drive
Spool and Print
Spool Only
Off
No
Disables
spooling
Playback
Available
Settings
Yes
No
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the settings.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Press < > or < > to
toggle between Yes and No.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
Customer
Selectable
USB
Parallel
Serial
Network
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the settings.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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SubMenu
Default
Settings
Available
Settings
Delete
Customer
Selectable
User Flash
Use to delete a
spool file from
the User Flash,
Disk, or
Compact Flash.
Disk
Compact Flash
Procedure for
Changing Setting
Press < > or < > to
select location of file (User
Flash, Disc, or Compact
Flash).
Press < > to enter the
location.
Press < > or <
select the file.
> to
Press <SELECT> to delete
the file.
Destination
The spooling
feature allows
print jobs to be
automatically
spooled to the
Flash memory
or Hard Drive.
Customer
Selectable
User Flash
Disk
Compact Flash
Press < > or < > to
scroll through the settings.
Press <SELECT> to save
this setting.
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Troubleshooting
When Paper Jams
CAUTION
• When removing jammed paper, make sure that no
pieces of torn paper are left in the machine. A piece
of paper remaining in the machine can cause fire. If a
sheet of paper is wrapped around the heat roller, or
when clearing a jammed paper that is difficult or
impossible to see, do not try to remove it by yourself.
Doing so can cause injuries or burns. Switch off the
machine immediately, and contact your dealer or
service.
Following the message on the control panel, open the cover and
remove the jammed paper. If paper is torn, check for any remaining
torn pieces of paper.
Cover A
When the optional offset catch
tray is installed, fold the tray
first before opening cover A.
Open Cover A when a message
to remove the drum/toner
cartridge is displayed.
Cover A
When the optional offset catch tray is installed, fold the tray first before opening cover A.
Open Cover A when a message to remove the drum/toner cartridge is displayed.
Inside Cover A
Follow the procedure below to remove any jammed paper when the
control panel displays the following messages: “Paper Jam Open
Cover A” or “Remove cartridge Clear jam”
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1.
Open cover A, and
holding the drum/toner
cartridge by the grip,
remove it from the
printer (1).
2.
Turn the roll as shown in
the diagram and remove
any jammed paper inside
(2).
3.
Return the drum/toner
cartridge and cover A to their original positions.
NOTE
> When the optional offset catch tray is installed, close
cover A first before returning the tray to its original
position.
> If you continue to print with the offset catch tray folded,
this may cause a paper jam. Always use the printer with
the tray open.
Inside Paper Tray
Follow the procedure below to remove any jammed paper when
messages are displayed. Pull out all trays. Clear jam and close
Covers.
Paper Trays
Pull out the tray(s) and follow
the procedure to remove
paper.
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Pulling out paper trays
1.
Pull out all paper trays and
remove any wrinkled paper.
2.
Examine the inside of the
printer and remove any
jammed paper.
After removing paper,
1.
Push the paper trays
completely back into the
printer.
2.
Open and close cover A.
Doing this will clear the error
message.
Cover B
Remove the rear tray when opening the
back cover.
Raise the lever as shown in the diagram
and open the cover B (1). After opening
cover B, open the cover of the fuser unit
(2) and remove any jammed paper.
CAUTION
The fuser unit is hot. You
may get burned if you touch
it directly
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Cover C
Duplex unit
Remove the rear tray when opening the
back cover.
Push up the lever shown in the diagram to
open the cover.
Cover D
Offset catch tray
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When Problems Occur
Before treating the problem as a machine breakdown, refer to the
following table and check the printer condition again.
WARNING
•
Never open or remove machine covers that are secured with screws
unless specifically instructed in the user guide. A high voltage
component can cause electric shock.
•
Do not try to alter the machine configuration, or modify any parts.
An unauthorized modification can cause smoke or fire.
NOTE
> Information on incorrect print processing will be stored in
the [Error Log]. When no print processing is carried out,
print the [Error Log] and check the print status. Print data
that cannot be correctly processed may be discarded.
Refer to “Information Menu” on page 53 on how to print
the [Error Log].
> Limitations of the printer and incorrect settings at the
printer, computer and server corresponding to your
network environment may also result in printing
problems.
Symptom
Reason/Action
No power.
Is the power of the printer switched off? Push the power
switch to the <|> position to switch on the power.
“ Switching On and Off the Power” (P. 14)
Is the power cord disconnected or not securely connected?
Switch off the power of the printer and connect the power
cord to the power outlet again. Then, switch on the power to
the printer.
Setup and Quick Reference Guide Connecting the Power Cord
to Switch On the Printer
Is the power cord connected to a power outlet with the correct
voltage? Connect the printer exclusively to a power outlet
with a suitable voltage and current rating.
Setup and Quick Reference Guide Safety Notes
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Cannot print.
Is the light of the <READY> indicator off? If so, this printer is
off-line or in menu setting mode. Fix the problem according to
the following display status:
“Off-line”
Press the <ON LINE> button to exit the off-line mode.
Others
Press the <MENU> button to exit the menu setting mode.
“Main Components and Their Functions” on page 9
Is there a message displayed on the control panel? Follow the
message to rectify the problem.
“Message List” on page 108
When a parallel cable is used for connection, are you using a
computer that supports bi-directional communication? By
default, the bi-directional communication setting of the
printer is set to [Enable]. If the computer is not responding to
bi-directional communication, printing cannot be done. In this
case, turn the bi-directional communication setting to
[Disable] on the control panel and then print again.
“Parallel Menu” on page 69
If insufficient memory, use one of the following methods to
rectify the problem.
When the printer driver is set to [1200dpi] on the [Graphics]
tab, set it to [600dpi].
Install the additional memory (optional) to increase the
memory.
Reduce the complexity of the print job.
[Print Mode] / [Page Print Mode]: Online Help for the printer
driver.
Print job sent
but the light of
the <READY>
indicator is not
blinking or on.
Is the interface cable disconnected? Switch off the power and
check the connection of the interface cable.
Is the interface configured? Check the port status of the
interface.
Is the computer environment correctly set up? Check the
computer environment, such as the printer driver.
Light of
<ATTENTION>
indicator is on.
Is there an error message displayed on the control panel?
Check the displayed message and rectify the error.
“ Message List” (P. 108)
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Light of
<ATTENTION>
indicator is
blinking.
An error that you cannot rectify yourself has occurred. Record
the displayed error message or error code, switch off the
power, pull out the power plug from the outlet, and then
contact service.
Although no
print job is sent,
the message
“Printing” is
displayed on the
control panel
(when using the
parallel
interface).
Did you switch on the power of the computer after switching
on the power to the printer? Pressing the <CANCEL> button
cancels the printing.
Poor print
quality.
There may be a problem with the image. Refer to the section
after this, “When the Print Quality is Poor” to rectify the
problem.
Check that you switch on the power of the computer when
switching on the power to the printer.
“ When the Print Quality is Poor” (P. 104)
The correct
characters are
not printed
(printing
garbage).
This printer is printing with non-standard built-in fonts. Check
the fonts used in the application. Download the necessary
fonts when using PostScript.
The printout is
different from
what is displayed
on the screen.
Did you change the TrueType font settings to printer fonts?
Change to TrueType font printing for [Font Substitution] on
the [Setup] tab of the printer driver.
Online Help for the printer driver
The light of the
<READY>
indicator is on
and blinking but
there is no print
output.
There are jobs remaining in the printer. Cancel printing or
force the remaining data to be printed.
To forcibly print the job, press the <ON LINE> button to set
the printer in off-line mode, then press the <FEED/SELECT>
button. After the job has been printed, press the <ON LINE>
button again to return the printer to online mode.
When a parallel/USB port is used, data may be transmitted in
the middle of a job depending on when the <ON LINE> button
is pressed. In this case, subsequent print data received after
the <FEED/SELECT> button is pressed, will be recognized as
a new job. The data will be printed after the off-line mode has
been cancelled. Furthermore, it may not be printed properly.
Cancelling printing: “ Switching On and Off the Power” (P. 14)
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Printing is taking
up a lot of time.
The receive buffer is insufficient. When printing documents of
high resolution, reduce the memory capacity of items not in
use.
It is recommended to disable ports not in use, and channel
the memory to other purposes.
Is the printer driver set to [1200dpi] on the [Graphics] tab?
Changing the setting to [600dpi] will shorten the print time.
Online Help for the printer driver
Printing with TrueType fonts may take up printing time.
Change the printing method for TrueType fonts in [Specify
Font] on the [Detailed Settings] tab of the printer driver.
Online Help for the printer driver
Top section of
printed
document is
missing.
Text is reduced.
Are the paper tray guides set in the correct positions?
Set the length guide and the right width guide in the correct
positions.
“ Loading Paper in a Paper Tray” (P. 40)
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Paper cannot be
fed.
Paper jam.
Is the paper correctly set? Load the paper correctly. For
labels, transparencies or envelopes, fan them well first to
allow air to enter between each sheet before loading.
Multiple papers
are fed.
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
Papers are fed at
an angle.
Is the paper damp? Replace with paper from a new ream.
Paper is
wrinkled.
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
Is the correct type of paper used? Load the correct type of
paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
Is the paper tray set correctly? Push the paper tray
completely into the printer.
Is the printer placed on a flat location? Place the printer on a
stable surface.
Setup and Quick Reference Guide Safety Notes
Are the paper tray guides set in the correct positions? Set the
length guide and right width guide in the correct positions.
“ Loading Paper in a Paper Tray” (P. 40)
Have you used any picture papers? Clean the feed roll.
“ Cleaning the Feed Roll” (P. 131)
Papers are fed in more than 1 sheet. Multiple feeding of
papers may occur before the sheets of paper loaded in the
tray are used up. Fan the paper to be loaded and load again.
Replenish paper only when all the sheets of the loaded paper
are used up.
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Envelope is
wrinkled.
Envelopes can get wrinkled depending on the type used. Open
cover B of this printer and lift up the levers at both ends of the
fuser unit. The wrinkles can be reduced.
After printing the envelope, remember to return the levers to
their original positions.
Strange noise.
Is the printer placed on a flat location? Place the printer on a
stable surface.
Setup and Quick Reference Guide Safety Notes
Is cover A open? Close cover A securely.
Is the paper tray set correctly? Push the paper tray
completely into the printer.
Are there foreign objects inside the printer? Switch off the
power and remove any foreign objects inside the printer. If
the object cannot be removed unless the printer is
disassembled, contact service.
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When the Print Quality is Poor
When the print quality is poor, select the closest symptom from the
following table to rectify the problem.
If the print quality does not improve after carrying out the
appropriate action, contact service.
Symptom
Reason/Action
Printing is light.
The paper is damp. Replace with paper from a new ream.
(faded, blurred).
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
The drum/toner cartridge is defective/damaged or there is no
more toner inside the cartridge. Replace with a new drum/
toner cartridge.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
The Toner Saving feature is on. Uncheck the [Toner Saving]
checkbox on the [Graphics] tab of the printer driver.
Online Help for the printer driver
Levers on both sides of the fuser unit are raised. Open cover B
of this printer and push down the levers at both ends of the
fuser unit.
Black spots or
streaks are
printed.
The drum/toner cartridge is defective or damaged. Replace
with a new drum/toner cartridge.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Dirt appears at
equal intervals.
The feed route of the paper is stained. Print a few pages to
remove the stains.
The drum/toner cartridge is defective or damaged. Replace
with a new drum/toner cartridge.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
White dots
appear in black
filled areas.
The paper used is not suitable. Load the correct type of paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
The drum/toner cartridge is defective or damaged. Replace
with a new drum/toner cartridge.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
Printed image
smudges when
rubbed with your
finger.
The paper loaded in the paper tray does not match the paper
type set on the control panel. Set the appropriate paper type
of the paper loaded in the paper tray on the control panel.
The toner is not
fixed on the
paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
Paper is
smeared with
toner.
“ Setting Paper Types” (P. 44)
The paper is damp. Replace with paper from a new ream.
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
The paper used is not suitable. Load the correct type of paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
The whole piece
of paper is
printed black.
The drum/toner cartridge is defective or damaged. Replace
with a new drum/toner cartridge.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
This may be due to breakdown of high voltage power. Contact
service.
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Nothing is
printed.
Multiple sheets of paper are fed simultaneously. Fan the paper
well and reload.
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
The drum/toner cartridge is defective/damaged or there is no
more toner inside the cartridge. Replace with a new drum/
toner cartridge.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
Spots of missing
text.
This may be due to breakdown of high voltage power. Contact
service.
The paper is damp. Replace with paper from a new ream.
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
The paper used is not suitable. Load the correct type of paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
Text is blurred.
The paper used is not suitable. Load the correct type of paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
The paper is damp. Replace with paper from a new ream.
“ Loading Paper” (P. 40)
Missing
characters
throughout the
length of the
paper.
The drum/toner cartridge is defective/damaged or there is no
more toner inside the cartridge. Replace with a new drum/
toner cartridge.
Text or images
are printed at an
angle.
The paper tray guides are not set in the correct positions. Set
the length guide and the right width guide in the correct
positions.
“ Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge” (P. 118)
“ Loading Paper in a Paper Tray” (P. 40)
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Transparencies
and envelopes
are not printed
clearly.
The type of transparency or envelope loaded cannot be used
in this printer. Load the correct type of paper.
“ Usable Paper” (P. 36)
Check that the paper type on the printer driver or the control
panel is correctly set.
“ Setting Paper Types” (P. 44)
The Draft Mode feature is turned on and the resolution is set
at a low level on the printer driver. Change the settings on the
[Detailed Settings] or [Graphics] tab of the printer driver.
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Message List
Message List (alphabetical order)
This section describes the messages displayed on the control panel.
Message
Condition/Reason/Action
Bad Action
Format error.
Bad Action Str
Missing or bad action defined for job.
Bad BUFSIZE Cmd
Format error on BUFSIZE command.
Bad COLUMN Cmd
Format error on COLUMN command.
Bad FEntry CMD
Unrecognized Form Entry command.
Bad FORMLINES
Format error on FORMLINES command.
Bad Header Cmd
Unrecognized Header command.
Bad LINE Cmd
Format error on LINE command.
Bad PAGE Cmd
Format error on PAGE command.
Bad PORT Cmd
Format error on PORT command.
Bad Target Str
TARGET string format error.
Bad TEntry CMD
Unrecognized Target Entry command.
Call Service
Help message used for service-type errors.
Cancel Job
Confirmation prompt used when CANCEL is pressed.
Canceling Job
An operator-requested Cancel is in progress.
Clock Not Set
Real Time Clock has not bee initialized.
Close Duplexer
Recovery message displayed when duplex door is open.
Close Rear Cover
Recovery message displayed when rear cover is open.
Close Top Cover
Recovery message displayed when top cover is open.
Code FLASH Error
Defective Code Flash - user forced into Firmware
Upgrade.
Command Format
Bad command format.
Completed
Display for the files status.
Cover Open
Recovery action displayed when cover is open
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Message
Condition/Reason/Action
Disk Unformatted
Error message displayed when unformatted disk is
detected.
Duplex
Paper jam detected. Error message displayed for Duplex
Tray.
Duplex Failure
Duplex Unit Failure.
End Job
Confirmation prompt used when CANCEL is pressed.
Engine NV Fail
Error message displayed for Engine NV Failure.
Exit Jam
Paper jam detected
Face Up Failure
Error message displayed for Face-Up tray unit failure.
Fan Failure
Error message displayed for Fan Failure.
File Error
Status display for “File Error xx” (where xx is error code).
File Not Found
Could not find a filter configuration file.
Filter Error
Displayed on line 1, detail of error on line 2.
Firmware Upgrade
Indicates “Firmware Upgrade” mode is active.
Format Error
Failure during attempted format of flash.
Formatting
Status display for file status.
Fuser Failure
Error message for Fuser Failure.
ID Mismatch
Displayed for OEM ID Mismatch on EP Cartridge.
Initializing
Displayed during Power-on Initialization.
Insert Tray
Recovery action displayed when tray needs inserted
Install/Reset
Recovery message displayed for ROS failure.
Load Paper
Un-specific “Load Paper” prompt.
Load Paper Tray 1
A user prompt that paper needs to be put into Tray 1.
Load Paper Tray 2
A user prompt that paper needs to be put into Tray 2.
Load Paper Tray 3
A user prompt that paper needs to be put into Tray 3.
Load Paper Tray 4
A user prompt that paper needs to be put into Tray 4.
Lower Switch
Face Up Tray Failure.
Main Motor Fail
Displayed for Main Motor Failure.
Maintenance Reqd
Used for error/warning when Maintenance is required
(replace fuser/rollers/etc.)
Misfeed Jam
Paper jam detected inside the printer.
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Message
Condition/Reason/Action
Net Comm Error
Error Message used to report Network Interface
Communication Failure.
Net: Error
Used for display of Network Interface error code (Net1:
Error yy)
NVRAM Failure
NVRAM failure message.
Offset Tray
Optional face-down output tray (offset-capable)
Offset Tray Fail
Error message displayed for Offset Tray Unit Failure.
Offset Tray Full
Error message displayed when optional output bin is full
Offset Tray Jam
Paper jam detected. Error message displayed for Offset
Tray Jam
Out of Memory
Error displayed when there is insufficient memory to print
a page or job.
Output Tray Full
Error message displayed when output tray is full
Panel Disabled
Used when panel is being Disabled.
Panel Enabled
Used when panel is being Enabled.
Panel Locked
Message “flashed” when user requests panel function that
has been disabled.
Paper Low Tray 1
Tray 1 is low on paper.
Paper Low Tray 2
Tray 2 is low on paper.
Paper Low Tray 3
Tray 3 is low on paper.
Paper Low Tray 4
Tray 4 is low on paper.
Paper Out Tray 1
Tray 1 has no paper
Paper Out Tray 2
Tray 2 has no paper
Paper Out Tray 3
Tray 3 has no paper
Paper Out Tray 4
Tray 4 has no paper
Paper Size Error
Used to report Paper Size Error has occurred.
Power Saver Mode
Displayed when printer is “Warming Up”
Press ONLINE
Prompts the user to press the “ONLINE” button
Processing
Printer is actively processing job data.
Receive
Status display for file status “Receive xx” (where xx is
percentage received).
Remove Paper
A help message to removed paper
Replace EP Cart
A help message to replace the EP Cartridge.
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Message
Condition/Reason/Action
ROS Failure
Error message displayed for ROS failure.
SELECT to Format
User prompt displayed when unformatted disk detected.
Service Error
Report Service errors (“Service Error xx”).
Toner Low
Toner cartridge is low
Toner Missing
Error message displayed when Toner cartridge is missing.
Toner Out
Toner Out message.
Too Many Filters
Too many filters defined.
Tray 1 Missing
Warning message displayed when Tray 1 is missing
Tray 2 Missing
Warning message displayed when Tray 2 is missing
Tray 3 Missing
Warning message displayed when Tray 3 is missing
Tray 4 Missing
Warning message displayed when Tray 4 is missing
User FLASH
String used to describe FLASH used for USER storage.
User FLASH Error
Displayed when unformatted disk detected.
Waiting
Printer has completed processing data, but has not
detected end-of-job.
Warming Up
Displayed when printer is “Warming Up”.
Write
Status display for file status “Write xx” (where xx is
percentage received).
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Network Related Troubles
Using TCP/IP
This section describes how to identify the cause and fix an error
when a problem occurs in the TCP/IP environment. For the troubles
that occur in other environments, refer to the Network Print
Environment User Guide.
When the printer is not printing
This section explains how to fix the printer status when “Unable to
print (xxxx Error)” appears in the window displayed by clicking
[Start] > [Settings] > [Printers].
Cause
Verification
Action
The printer and the
computer are
connected to different
networks.
Check with your
network system
administrator to
verify that the
network connecting
the computer and
that connecting the
printer are linked by a
router or a gateway.
Connect this printer
directly to the
network connecting
the computer.
An error has occurred
in the network
between the
computer and the
printer. Connection
cannot be
established.
“Unable to print
(NetworkError)” is
displayed.
Ask your network
system administrator
to check the network
for errors.
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Cause
Verification
Action
The printer is
switched off after a
print instruction has
been sent from a
computer. Or the
print instruction is
sent to the printer
which is switched off.
“Unable to print
(NetworkError)” is
displayed. Check
whether the printer is
switched on.
Switch on the printer.
Print instructions
from multiple
computers are sent to
the printer at the
same time.
“Unable to print
(NetworkError)” is
displayed.
None (Printing will be
resumed
automatically).
Printing files cannot
be spooled due to
insufficient disk
capacity of the
computer.
“Unable to print
(SpoolError)” is
displayed. Doubleclick [My Computer]
and right-click the
disk (example: C
drive) installed with
After deleting
unnecessary files to
increase the free
space available,
select [Pause] from
the [Documents]
menu of the
[Printers] window to
enable printing to
restart.
Windows® 98,
Windows® Me. Select
[Properties] from the
menu displayed and
then check the free
space available.
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For Windows NT 4. 0/Windows 2000/Windows XP
When the printer is not printing
Cause
Verification
Action
Incorrect IP address.
Ask your network
administrator to check
that the IP address is
correct.
Specify the correct IP
address for the printer.
When [LPD Spool] is set
to [Memory], the print
data sent from a
computer in a single
print instruction has
exceeded the upper limit
of the receiving capacity.
Check the memory
capacity of [LPD Spool]
and compare it with the
print data which was
sent in the single print
instruction.
1. If a single file of print
data has exceeded the
upper limit of the
memory capacity, divide
the file into smaller ones
and try again.
2. If multiple files have
exceeded the upper limit
of memory capacity,
reduce the number of
files to be sent at one
time.
An irrecoverable error
has occurred during
printing.
Check if an error is
displayed on the control
panel.
Switch off and then on
the printer.
The transport protocol is
different from that of the
computer.
Check the selected
transport protocol.
Select the same
transport protocol as
that of the computer.
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Using Printer Web Page
Symptom
Reason/Action
Cannot be connected to
Printer Web Page.
Is the printer working correctly?
Check if the power of the printer is switched on.
Is Printer Web Page enabled?
Print out the [System Settings List] to check.
Is the URL correctly entered?
Check the URL again. If connection fails, enter the IP
address to connect.
Is the proxy server used?
Some proxy servers do not allow this feature.
Try connection without using the proxy server.
Refer to:
•
Online Help for the web browser
The “Please wait”
message is displayed
throughout the Web
browser.
Wait for a while as instructed.
The [Refresh] button is
not working.
Are you using the supported OS and Web browser?
Selecting the left frame
menu does not change
the display.
If the problem persists, refresh the Web browser. If
nothing happens, check if the printer is working
properly.
Refer to “Checking/Managing the Printer Status on
the Computer” on page 123 to check whether the OS
and web browser you are using are supported.
The screen display is
distorted.
Change the window size of the web browser.
The latest information is
not displayed.
Click [Refresh].
The new settings were
not reflected by clicking
the [Submit] button.
Is the entered value correct?
If an invalid value is entered, it will be automatically
changed to a value within the range.
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Symptom
Reason/Action
Clicking the [Submit]
button prompts
messages such as “no
data” or “the server has
returned invalid or
unrecognizable
response”.
Are the user name and password correct?
Enter the correct user name and password.
Switch off and then on the printer.
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Mail Related Troubles
This section explains how to fix the troubles when the mail
notification services and E-mail Printing features are used.
Symptom
Reason/Action
Cannot perform E-mail
printing.
Check the following settings:
• Is the printer e-mail address specified?
• Is [Enable] set for [Receive E-mail]?
• Are the SMTP server IP address and POP3 server
IP address (if [POP3] is selected as the receive
protocol) specified correctly?
• Are the POP user name and password specified
correctly?
Are the SMTP server and POP server working
correctly?
Check with your network administrator.
During E-mail printing,
the attached PDF file was
not printed.
If the memory capacity is insufficient, it may not be
printed. If you print big attachments frequently, we
recommend adding memory.
During mail notification
services, the printer
status was not notified
by e-mail.
Check the following settings:
• Is the printer e-mail address specified?
• Is [Enable] set for [Mail Notice Service]?
• Are the SMTP server IP address and POP3 server
IP address (if [POP3] is selected as the receive
protocol) specified correctly?
• Are the POP user name and password specified
correctly?
• Are the items to be notified set correctly?
• Are the destination e-mail addresses entered
correctly?
Are the SMTP server and POP server working
correctly?
Check with your network administrator.
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Daily Care
Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge
The drum/toner cartridge includes the toner and the photosensitive
drum. When it is about time to replace the drum/toner cartridge, the
following message will appear on the control panel.
After the message is displayed,
you can continue to print normally
for about 100 sheets.
During this period, prepare a new
drum/toner cartridge.
Ready to print
Repl. Drum/Toner
When this message is displayed,
replace the drum/toner cartridge.
Replace Drum/
Toner Cartridge
Printing
stops
NOTE
> The possible number of pages that can be printed with the
drum/toner cartridge is the number of pages printed
continuously at a print ratio of 5% using A4 size paper.
> The possible number of pages that can be printed differs
according to factors such as the print contents, paper size,
paper type, environment used, and the frequency of
switching on/off the power of the machine.
> If you continue to print with a drum/toner cartridge whose
replacement is long overdue, it may affect the functions of
this machine, such as the print quality. It is recommended
to install a new drum/toner cartridge.
> You can set whether to stop printing when the drum/toner
cartridge is due for replacement.
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Caution on Handling the Drum/Toner Cartridge
When handling the drum/toner cartridge, take note of the following
points:
WARNING
>
Never throw a drum/toner cartridge into an open
flame. It can cause an explosion and you can get burnt.
• Do not subject it to direct sunlight or strong light.
• When installing the drum/toner cartridge, select a location
not subject to strong light and try to finish the installation
within 5 minutes.
• Do not touch the surface of the photosensitive drum. Do not
let the drum/toner cartridge stand or place it upside down.
The drum might be damaged.
• A drum shutter protects the photosensitive drum from light.
Do not open the drum shutter.
• Although the toner is not harmful to the body, wash it off
immediately if your hands or clothes are stained with it.
• It is recommended to use the drum/toner cartridge within 1
year after opening it.
Replacing the Drum/Toner Cartridge
1.
Remove any output paper and
open cover A.
NOTE
> When the offset catch tray
(optional) is installed, fold the tray
first before opening cover A.
Important:
• Do not touch any parts inside the printer.
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2.
Hold the drum/toner cartridge by
the grip and pull it out slowly.
NOTE
> To prevent the toner from dirtying
the floor, lay a piece of paper on
the floor first before putting the
drum/toner cartridge down.
3.Take the new drum/toner
cartridge out of the packaging box
and shake it 7 to 8 times as shown
in the diagram.
Important:
•If the toner is not evenly spread
out, the print quality may be
reduced. Also, if you did not shake the drum/toner cartridge
well, there may be operating noise or the interior of the
cartridge may be damaged during operation.
• Do not touch the surface of the photosensitive drum.
4.Place the drum/toner cartridge on
a flat surface and pull out the seal
horizontally.
Important:
•When pulling out the seal, pull it
out horizontally. The tape might
break if it is pulled out diagonally.
• After the seal has been pulled out, do not shake or bump the
drum/toner cartridge.
5.
Hold the drum/toner cartridge by
the grip and insert it into the slot
inside the printer.
Important:
• Do not touch any parts inside the
printer.
• Ensure that the drum/toner
cartridge is firmly set.
• After opening cover A, remove any dust or stains inside the
printer with a dry clean cloth.
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6.
Close cover A securely.
Important:
• If the offset catch tray is folded as in step 1, close cover A
and then return the tray to its original position.
• If you continue to print with the offset catch tray folded, this
may cause a paper jam. Always use the printer with the tray
open.
Printing Reports/Lists
This section explains the types of reports/lists and how to print
them. Also see “Information Menu” on page 53
Types of Reports/Lists
Other than print data from the computer, this printer has the feature
to print the following reports/lists.
REPORTS
DESCRIPTION
System Settings
List
Prints status of the printer such as hardware configuration
and network information. Print this report to check whether
optional accessories have been correctly installed.
Press <Info>
Print Error Log
Prints information of up to the latest 50 errors that occurred
in this printer.
Meter Report
Press <Info>
Prints the status of the printer. Part of the status report is
information on the total printed images and total number of
sheets used in this printer.
PCL Fonts List
Prints information on the fonts that can be used in PCL.
See:
“Information
Menu” on
page 53
Prints information on the fonts downloaded in the PCL print
mode too.
PCL Settings List
Prints setting information of PCL print mode.
PostScript®
Fonts List
Prints a list of PostScript fonts.
See “Information
Menu” on
page 53
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Printing Reports/Lists
Print the report/list by operating the control panel.
1.
Press the <MENU> button to display the Menu screen.
2.
Press the < > or < > button until [Information Menu] is
displayed, then press the < > button.
3.
Press the < > or < > button until the desired report/list is
displayed, then press the <Select> button.
4.
The selected report/list will be printed.
5.
When printing has completed, press the <CANCEL> button to
exit the menu system.
Printing Job Accounting Summary
Prints a summary of all jobs printed. Use the following procedure to
enter the Job Accounting Menu and print the summary
1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Job Accounting” is
shown on the first line of the display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the Job Accounting Menu.
4.
Press the < > or < > buttons to move through the submenus
until [Print Info] is displayed.
5.
Press the <SELECT> button to print the summary.
REPORTS
DESCRIPTION
Job Accounting
Summary. See “”
on page 91
Prints a summary of all jobs.
Printing Storage Summary
This selection will print a page containing information about the
selected storage device, including a list of all the current existing
files and directories. Use the following procedure to enter the menu:
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1.
Press the MENU button on the control panel.
2.
Press the < > button until the text “Disk Menu,” “Flash
Menu,” or “Comp Flash Menu” is shown on the first line of the
display.
3.
Press the < > button to enter the selected menu.
4.
Press the < > or < > buttons to move through the submenus
until [XXXX Summary] is displayed (XXXX = Disc, Flash, or
Compact Flash).
5.
Press the <SELECT> button to print the summary.
REPORTS
DESCRIPTION
Storage
Summary
Prints summary information about the storage device
including a list of directories and files.
See:
• “Flash Menu” on page 85
• “Disk Menu” on page 87
• “” on page 89
Checking/Managing the Printer Status on the Computer
When the printer is installed in a TCP/IP environment, you can check
printer status and configure settings using a web browser on a
network computer.
You can also check the remaining volume of consumables and paper
loaded in this printer via the network.
Settings for network
This section explains the environment and settings required for
using the network.
NOTE
> Network commands are not available when the printer is
used as a local printer.
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Computer OSs
• Microsoft® Windows® 95 Operating System (Service Pack 1
or later)
• Microsoft® Windows® 98 Operating System
• Microsoft® Windows® Me Operating System
• Microsoft® Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or
later)
• Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional
• Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server
• Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 (cluster and virtual
servers)
• Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
• Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
• Mac OS 9, 10 or later
Browsers
• Netscape
• Internet Explorer
• Opera
• Firefox
Web Browser Settings
You are recommended to bypass the proxy server and specify the
printer’s address directly.
NOTE
> Specifying the printer’s address via the proxy server may
slow down the response or disable the display of the
screen.
> For details on the settings, refer to the Online Help for
your web browser.
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For the network to work properly, the following settings must be
configured on the web browser.
For Netscape Communicator
• Settings that enable Java Script are selected.
• To compare the document in the cache and the document on
the network, either the setting that compares them every
session or the setting that compares them every time is
selected.
For Internet Explorer
• Settings that enable active script are selected for the security
level.
• For newer versions of stored pages, either the setting that
displays it or the setting that checks it every time Internet
Explorer starts is selected.
Setting the Printer
To use Printer Web Page, the IP address of this printer must be set
and the printer web page [Web] enable under the [Network] menu.
When [Printer Web Page] is disabled, set it to [Enable] on the control
panel.
Procedure
To use Printer Web Page, follow the procedures below to activate the
web browser.
1.
Activate the computer and web browser.
2.
At the address column of the web browser, enter the IP
address or URL of the printer and then press the <Enter>
key.
•
Example of an IP address entry
•
Example of a URL entry
The [Status] screen appears.
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3.
If you want to configure each settings of the printer, press
[Login] to login to this printer.
NOTE
> The user name (administrator’s name) for login to the
printer is fixed at “root”. And the password is the last six
characters of the MAC address (factory defaults), the
password is CASE Sensitive.
IP Filter Feature via IP Address List
This feature allows you to register the IP addresses of computers
that can be used in this printer. This will limit IP address used for
receiving print data.
From the printer’s web page:
1.
Click [Network].
2.
Click [IP Filtering] from the left menu.
3.
Select the [Enable] and click the [Edit] button.
4.
Set the IP address permitted for TCP/IP connection in
[Permitted IP Address].
5.
Set the address mask in [IP Mask] corresponding to the
registered IP address in [Permitted IP Address]. For example,
if the [Permitted IP Address] is 129.249.110.23 and the [IP
Mask] is 255.255.255.0, the IP address for receiving print
data is 129.249.110.* (* is from 1 to 254). This means that
IP addresses from 129.249.110.1 to 129.249.110.254 can be
received.
6.
Click [Submit] to reboot the printer.
Checking Printer Status via E-mail
When connected to a network environment where sending and
receiving of e-mails is possible, this printer can send an e-mail with
the following report to a specified e-mail address: completed print
jobs from the computer, error history, list of rejected print jobs/
e-mails.
This feature is known as Mail Notice Service.
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About Mail Notice Service
The types of information that can be sent through Mail Notice
Service are listed below.
TYPES OF
INFORMATION
DESCRIPTION
Job Completion
Notifies the status of print jobs (completed, cancelled or
confirm) from the computer (set in driver).
Printer status is
set through the
printers Web
Server
Off-line
Consumable message
Toner low / toner out
Paper low / paper out
Paper Jam
Cover open
Stacker error
Mass storage error
Recoverable error
Service call required
Refer to:
• How to set user limitation: “IP Filter Feature via IP Address
List” (P. 126)
Settings for Mail Notice Service
To use the Mail Notice Service, settings on the network and e-mail
environment are required. Check with your network administrator
whether these settings are completed.
Network Environment
• Register user account
Setting the E-mail Environment (at This Printer)
Activate Printer Web Page and set Port Status, Machine E-Mail
Address, TCP/IP environment and mail server.
Configure the following items according to your e-mail environment
under [Network], [Email].
NOTE
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> After configuring the settings, always click [Submit] and
switch off/on the printer to reboot.
ITEM
ITEM TO BE SET
DESCRIPTION
Maintenance >
Services Option
Mail Notice Service
Select [Enable].
Network >
General Settings
Administrator E-mail
Address (recommended
setting), Machine E-mail
Address
For details, refer to
“Environment Settings for Email Printing” on page 33.
Network >
TCP/IP
Host Name, Get DNS
Address, DNS Address 1 to
3, DNS Name
For details, refer to
“Environment Settings for Email Printing” on page 33.
Network >
E-mail Settings
Receiving Protocol, POP3
Server Address, POP3
Server Check Interval, POP
User Name, POP User
Password, SMTP Sending
Authentication, SMTP
Server Address
For details, refer to
“Environment Settings for Email Printing” on page 33.
Network >
Mail Notice
Settings
Mail Notice Settings
Select appropriate settings
for mail notification.
Mail Recipient Settings
Up to 128 alphanumeric
characters can be entered for
the recipient e-mail address,
including the ASCII
characters for “@” (at mark),
“.” (full stop), “-” (hyphen)
and “_” (underscore).
Setting the Printer Driver Properties
Configure the following settings in the properties of the PCL printer
driver in order to receive e-mails regarding print job results. This
section explains the procedure using Windows XP as an example.
1.
Click [Start] on the taskbar, then select [Printers and Faxes].
2.
Click the icon of this printer, and then select [Properties]
from the [File] menu.
3.
Select the [Job Options] tab.
4.
Check the [Email on completion] check box and enter an
email address for notification [Email Address].
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5.
Click [Printing Preferences] on the [General] tab.
The [Printing Preferences] dialog box will be displayed.
6.
Click the [Detailed Settings] tab.
7.
Select the [Notify Job End by E-mail] check box.
8.
Enter the e-mail address for notification in [E-mail Address].
9.
Click [OK].
Checking Printed Pages
This section explains how to check the total number of printed
pages.
Checking Total Printed Pages on Meter
The total number of printed pages for different meters can be
checked on the display of the control panel.
The following procedure shows how to check the meter.
1.
Press the <MENU> button to display the Menu screen.
2.
Press the < > or < > button until [Usage Menu] is
displayed and then press the < > button.
3.
Press the <
displayed.
4.
After checking, press the <CANCEL> button.
> or < > button until [Page Count] is
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Cleaning the Printer
This section describes how to clean the printer in order to maintain
it in good condition and print clean printouts all the time.
Be sure to switch off and unplug the machine before
accessing the interior of the machine for cleaning,
maintenance, or fault clearance. Access to a live machine’s
interior can cause electric shock.
Cleaning the Exterior
Clean the exterior of the printer about once a month. Wipe the parts
with a wet but well-wrung soft cloth. Then wipe with another dry soft
cloth. For stubborn stains, moisten a soft cloth with a small amount
of neutral detergent, and gently wipe the stain off.
Important:
• Do not spray the detergent directly on the printer. The liquid
detergent may enter the printer through a gap and cause
problems. Never use cleaning agents other than water or
neutral detergent.
Cleaning the Interior
After clearing paper jams or replacing the drum/toner cartridge,
inspect the inside of the printer before closing cover A.
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Never touch a labelled area found on or near the heat roller.
You can get burnt. If a sheet of paper is wrapped around the
heat roller, do not try to remove it bym yourself to avoid
injuries or burns. Switch off the machine immediately, and
contact service.
• Remove any remaining pieces of paper.
• Remove any dust or stains with a clean dry cloth.
Cleaning the Feed Roll
When feeding cannot be done, follow the procedure below to wipe
the feed roll gently with a well-wrung soft cloth.
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There are feed rolls in the interior of this printer (two locations, total
of four), tray module (one location) and paper tray (one location).
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A
C
B
D
A Feed rollers (1)
B Inside of machine (two locations) (2)
Open Cover A and after removing the drum/toner cartridge, clean
the feed roller.
C Tray module (one location) (3)
Even without uninstalling the tray module, you can clean the feed
roller after pulling out the paper tray.
D Paper tray (one location) (4)
Pull out the paper tray and clean the feed roller.
The following procedure explains how to clean the feed roll set in the
paper tray. Follow this procedure also when cleaning the feed rolls
inside of the printer and the tray module.
NOTE
> The feed roll is a regular replacement part.
1.
Pull the paper tray out of the printer.
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2.
While pushing the retard part (see
right diagram) down (1), widen the
tab on the feed roll to loosen it (2)
and then slowly remove the feed
roll from the shaft of the paper
tray (3).
3.
Wipe the rubber parts with a wet
but well-wrung soft cloth.
4.
Turn the short tab of the feed roll
to the right and slowly push it onto
the shaft of the paper tray.
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By aligning the slot of the feed roll
with that of the shaft, push the
feed roll completely in so that the
short tab fits into the slot of the
shaft.
5.
Push the paper tray completely into the printer.
When Moving the Printer
Carry out the following procedure when moving the printer.
•
The machine, without the optional accessories, paper
trays, consumables and paper, weighs 18.8 kg. When
moving the equipment, make sure that there are two
or more persons carrying it.
•
When lifting the machine, be sure to observe the
following points, failure to do so may cause the
machine to fall and result in injuries.
• 2 persons, one facing the front of the machine
(control panel) and the other facing the back,
should firmly grip the recessed areas on the
bottom part of both sides of the machine. Never
try to lift the machine by gripping any other areas.
• Bend your knees to avoid possible injuries to your
back.
• Do not tilt the machine more than 10 degrees
Important:
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• If the duplex unit (optional) or A4 universal tray (optional)
has been installed, uninstall it before moving the printer. If
these are not fixed securely to the printer, they may fall to
the ground and cause injuries.
1.
Press the power switch of this printer to the <O> position to
switch the power off.
2.
Remove all cords, such as the power cord and interface
cables.
3.
Remove any paper in the center output tray and return the
paper stopper to its original position if it’s raised.
4.
Pull out the paper tray from the printer and remove any
paper in the tray.
Keep the paper wrapped and away from humidity and dirt.
5.
Push the paper tray completely into the printer.
6.
Open cover A.
Important:
• Do not touch any parts inside the printer.
7.
Hold the drum/toner cartridge by the grip and pull it out
slowly.
Important:
• It is necessary to uninstall the drum/toner cartridge. If you
move the printer with the drum/toner cartridge installed, the
toner may spill out inside of the machine.
• Do not shake the drum/toner cartridge after uninstalling it
from the printer. The toner will spill.
• Put the uninstalled drum/toner cartridge back into its original
aluminium bag or wrap it with a thick cloth to prevent it from
being exposed to strong light.
8.
Close cover A securely.
9.
Lift the printer and move it gently. If the printer is to be
moved over a long distance, pack it inside a box.
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Appendix A
PCL Emulation Symbol Sets
10U:PC-8 CP437
6S:ISO85 SPANISH
2024Z:GREEK-437
11U:PC-8 D/N
OG: GERMAN
2025Z:GRK-437CY
12U:PC-850
1S: SPANISH
2026Z:GREEK 928
17U:PC-852
90D:ISO DUTCH
2018Z:SERCROAT 2
9T:PC-Turkish
0E:ROMAN EXT
2017Z:UKRAINIAN
19U:WIN Latin1
91S:ISO SWEDISH 1
2016Z:BULGARIAN
9E:WIN Latin2
92S:ISO SWEDISH 2
0O:OCR-A
5T:WIN Latin5
93S:ISO SWEDISH 3
1O:OCR-B
7J:Desk Top
2038Z:IBM-437
10L:DINGBATS
10J:PS Text
2039Z:IBM-850
9J:PC-1004
13J:Ventura Int
2037Z:IBM-860
19L:WIN BALTIC
14J:Ventura US
2036Z:IBM-863
16U:PC-775
6J:Microsoft Pub
2035Z:IBM-865
2010Z:SERCROAT 1
8M:Math-8
8Q:PC SET 1
9N:ISO L9
PS:Math
9Q:PC EXT US
2009Z:GREEK-737
6M:Ventura Math
2033Z:PCEXT D/N
2008Z:ARABIC 864
15U:Pi Font
2034Z:PCSET2 US
8U:Roman 8
1U: Legal
2032Z:PCSET2 DN
0N:ISO 8859-1
1E: ISO4 UK
12J:MC TEXT
2N:ISO 8859-2
0U:ISO6 ASCII
2044Z:CWI HUNG
5N:ISO 8859-5
0S:ISO11 Swedish
2040Z:PC-857 TK
0I:ISO15 Italian
2022Z:KAMENICKY
2S:ISO17 Spanish
2020Z:HEBREW NC
1G:ISO21 German
2021Z:HEBREW OC
0D:ISO60 Norweg
2023Z:PLSKA MAZ
1F:ISO69 French
6N:ISO L6
9U:WIN3.0 Latin1
2019Z:WIN3.1 HEB
2U:ISO2 IRV
15Y:HP ZIP
3S:ISO10 S/F
9R:WIN3.1 CYR
0K:ISO14 JASCII
3R:PC-866
4S:ISO16 PORTUG
2042Z:WIN3.1GRK
0F:ISO25 FRENCH
2041Z:PC-869
2K:ISO57 CHINESE
2031Z:PC-855
1D:ISO61 NOR.V2
579L:WINGDINGS
5S:ISO84 PORTUG
19M:SYMBOL
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Beyond the Ordinary
Printing for
Professionals
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