USER’S GUIDE
DCP-130C
Version B
Compilation and Publication Notice
Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published,
covering the latest product descriptions and specifications.
The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without
notice.
Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials
contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused
by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors
relating to the publication.
Use only GENUINE brother supplies
Brother multifunction machines are designed to work with ink of a particular specification and
work to a level of optimum performance when used with genuine Brother ink cartridges. Brother
cannot guarantee this optimum performance if ink or ink cartridges of other specifications are
used. Brother does not therefore recommend the use of cartridges other than genuine Brother
cartridges with this machine or the refilling of empty cartridges with ink from other sources.
If damage is caused to the print head or other parts of this machine as a result of the use of ink or
ink cartridges other than genuine Brother products due to the incompatibility or lack of suitability
of those products with this machine, any repairs required as a result will not be covered by the
warranty.
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Table of Contents
Section I
1
General
General Information
Using the documentation .......................................................................................2
Symbols and conventions used in the documentation ....................................2
Accessing the Software User’s Guide ...................................................................2
Viewing Documentation ...................................................................................2
Control panel overview ..........................................................................................4
Warning LED indications .................................................................................6
Printing Reports ...............................................................................................6
2
Loading documents and paper
Loading documents ...............................................................................................7
Using the scanner glass ..................................................................................7
Scanning area .................................................................................................8
Acceptable paper and other media........................................................................8
Recommended media .....................................................................................9
Handling and using media ...............................................................................9
Choosing the right media...............................................................................10
Loading paper, envelopes and other media ........................................................12
Loading paper and other media.....................................................................12
Loading envelopes and post cards ................................................................14
Printable Area ................................................................................................16
Section II Copy
3
Making copies
How to copy .........................................................................................................18
Making a single copy .....................................................................................18
Making multiple copies ..................................................................................18
Stop copying ..................................................................................................18
Copy options........................................................................................................18
Changing copy speed and quality .................................................................19
Enlarging or reducing the image copied ........................................................19
Making N in 1 copies or a poster ...................................................................20
Adjusting Brightness, Contrast and Colour....................................................21
Paper options ................................................................................................22
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Section III Direct Photo Printing
4
Printing photos from a memory card
PhotoCapture Center™ Operations..................................................................... 25
Printing from a memory card without a PC.................................................... 25
Scanning to a memory card without a PC ..................................................... 25
Using PhotoCapture Center™ from your computer....................................... 25
Using memory cards...................................................................................... 25
Memory card folder structure......................................................................... 26
How to print from a memory card ........................................................................ 27
Printing the thumbnail index .......................................................................... 28
Printing Images.............................................................................................. 28
DPOF printing................................................................................................ 29
PhotoCapture Center™ print settings.................................................................. 30
Print quality.................................................................................................... 30
Paper Options................................................................................................ 30
Adjusting Brightness, Contrast and Colour.................................................... 31
Cropping ........................................................................................................ 32
Borderless printing......................................................................................... 33
Scan to Card ....................................................................................................... 33
Changing the image quality ........................................................................... 34
Changing the monochrome file format .......................................................... 34
Changing the colour file format...................................................................... 34
Understanding the Error Messages ..................................................................... 35
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Printing photos from a camera with PictBridge
Before Using PictBridge....................................................................................... 36
PictBridge requirements ................................................................................ 36
Using PictBridge .................................................................................................. 36
Setting your digital camera ............................................................................ 36
Printing Images.................................................................................................... 37
DPOF printing................................................................................................ 38
Understanding the Error Messages ..................................................................... 38
Section IV Software
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Software features
Section V Appendixes
A
Safety and Legal
Choosing a location ............................................................................................. 42
To use the machine safely................................................................................... 43
Important safety instructions.......................................................................... 46
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IMPORTANT - For your safety ......................................................................47
Legal limitations for copying ..........................................................................47
Trademarks ...................................................................................................48
B
Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................49
If you are having difficulty with your machine ................................................49
Error messages ...................................................................................................52
Changing LCD language ...............................................................................54
Improving the LCD viewing............................................................................54
Printer jam or paper jam ................................................................................54
Routine maintenance...........................................................................................56
Replacing the ink cartridges ..........................................................................56
Cleaning the outside of the machine .............................................................58
Cleaning the scanner.....................................................................................59
Cleaning the machine printer platen ..............................................................59
Cleaning the Paper Pick-up Roller ................................................................60
Cleaning the print head .................................................................................60
Checking the print quality ..............................................................................61
Checking the printing alignment ....................................................................62
Checking the ink volume ...............................................................................62
Machine Information ............................................................................................63
Checking the serial number ...........................................................................63
Packing and shipping the machine ......................................................................63
C
Menu and Features
On-screen programming......................................................................................65
Menu table .....................................................................................................65
Menu keys ...........................................................................................................65
Menu Table..........................................................................................................67
D
Specifications
General ................................................................................................................71
Print media...........................................................................................................73
Copy ....................................................................................................................74
PhotoCapture Center™ .......................................................................................75
PictBridge ............................................................................................................75
Scanner ...............................................................................................................76
Printer ..................................................................................................................77
Interfaces .............................................................................................................78
Computer requirements .......................................................................................79
Consumable items ...............................................................................................80
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E
Glossary
F
Index
Section I
General
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General Information
2
Loading documents and paper
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1
General Information
Using the
documentation
1
Thank you for buying a Brother machine!
Reading the documentation will help you
make the most of your machine.
Symbols and conventions
used in the documentation
The following symbols and conventions are
used throughout the documentation.
Bold
Bold typeface identifies specific
keys on the machine control
panel.
Italics
Italicized typeface emphasizes
an important point or refers you
to a related topic.
Courier
New
Text in the Courier New font
identifies messages on the
LCD of the machine.
Viewing Documentation
Viewing Documentation
(For Windows®)
To view the documentation, from the Start
menu, point to Brother, DCP-XXXX (where
XXXX is your model number) from the
programs group, and then select User’s
Guide.
If you have not installed the software, you can
find the documentation by following the
instructions below:
a
Electrical Hazard icons alert you to
possible electrical shock.
Turn on your PC. Insert the Brother
CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
b
If the language screen appears, click
your language.
The CD-ROM main menu will appear.
Cautions specify procedures you
must follow or avoid to prevent
possible damage to the machine or
other objects.
Notes tell you how you should
respond to a situation that may arise
or give tips about how the operation
works with other features.
Improper Setup icons alert you to
devices and operations that are not
compatible with the machine.
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This User’s Guide does not contain all the
information about the machine such as how
to use the advanced features of the Printer
and Scanner. When you are ready to learn
detailed information about these operations,
read the Software User’s Guide that is on the
CD-ROM.
Warnings tell you what to do to
prevent possible personal injury.
Hot Surface icons warn you not to
touch machine parts that are hot.
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1
Accessing the
Software User’s Guide
1
1
General Information
c
How to find Scanning instructions
Click User’s Guide to view the Software
User’s Guide in HTML format.
How to find Scanning instructions
1
There are several ways you can scan
documents. You can find the instructions as
follows:
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There are several ways you can scan
documents. You can find the instructions as
follows:
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Software User’s Guide
Scanning
(For Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater)
Software User’s Guide
ControlCenter2
(For Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater)
Scanning
(For Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000
Professional and Windows® XP)
ControlCenter3
(For Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000
Professional and Windows® XP)
Viewing Documentation
(For Macintosh®)
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a
Turn on your Macintosh®. Insert the
Brother CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive. The following window will appear.
b
c
d
Double-click the Documentation icon.
e
Click the documentation you want to
read.
Software User’s Guide: Software
User’s Guide in HTML format
Double-click your language folder.
Double-click the top page file to view the
Software User’s Guide in HTML format.
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Chapter 1
Control panel overview
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1
1
2
4
1
Copy keys
Lets you temporarily change the copy settings
when in copy mode.
Copy Options
You can quickly and easily select
temporary settings for copying.
Enlarge/Reduce
Lets you enlarge or reduce copies
depending on the ratio you select.
Copy Quality
Use this key to temporarily change the
quality of your copies.
Number of Copies
Use this key to make multiple copies.
Menu keys:
Menu
Lets you access the main menu.
+a or -b
Press to scroll through the menus and
options.
OK
Lets you select a setting.
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2
7
3
3
6
5
4
Stop/Exit
Stops an operation or exits from a menu.
4
Start keys:
Mono Start
Lets you start making copies in
monochrome. Also lets you start a
scanning operation (in colour or mono,
depending on the scanning setting in the
ControlCenter software).
Colour Start
Lets you start making copies in full colour.
Also lets you start a scanning operation (in
colour or mono, depending on the scanning
setting in the ControlCenter software).
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On/Off
You can turn the machine on or off.
If you turn the machine off, it will periodically
clean the print head to maintain print quality.
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Ink Management
Lets you clean the print head, check the print
quality, and check the available ink volume.
General Information
7
Scan
Lets you access Scan mode.
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1
PhotoCapture
Lets you access PhotoCapture Center™
mode.
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10
LCD (liquid crystal display)
Displays messages on the screen to help you
set up and use your machine.
Warning LED
Turns red when the LCD displays an error or an
important status message.
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Chapter 1
Warning LED indications
The status LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a
light that shows the DCP status. The LCD
shows the current machine status when the
machine is idle.
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Printing Reports
The following reports are available:
Help List
A help list about how to quickly program
your machine.
User Settings
Lists your settings.
How to print a report
LED
DCP status
Description
Ready
The DCP is ready for
use.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose the report you
want.
Press OK.
d
Press Mono Start.
Off
Cover open
Red
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The cover is open.
Close the cover. (See
Error messages on
page 52.)
Ink empty
Replace the Ink
cartridge with a new
one. (See Replacing
the ink cartridges on
page 56.)
Paper error
Put paper in the tray or
clear the paper jam.
Check the LCD
message. (See
Troubleshooting and
Routine Maintenance
on page 49.)
Other
messages
Check the LCD
message. (See
Troubleshooting and
Routine Maintenance
on page 49.)
Press a or b to choose
3.Print Reports.
Press OK.
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2
Loading documents and paper
Loading documents
b
2
You can make copies and scan from the
scanner glass.
Using the scanner glass
2
Using the document guidelines on the
left, center the document face down on
the scanner glass.
2
You can use the scanner glass to copy or
scan pages of a book or one page at a time.
Document Sizes Supported
2
Size: Up to A4 size [215.9 to 297 mm (8.5
to 11.7 in.)]
Weight: Up to 2 kg (4.4 lb)
How to load documents
a
2
Lift the document cover.
c
Close the document cover.
CAUTION
If you are scanning a book or thick
document, DO NOT slam the cover or
press on it.
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2
Chapter 2
Scanning area
The scanning area depends on the settings in
the application you are using. The figures
below show the areas you cannot scan on
Letter and A4 paper.
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Acceptable paper and
other media
The print quality can be affected by the type
of paper you are using in the machine.
To get the best print quality for the settings
you have chosen, always set the Paper Type
to match the type of paper you load.
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1
You can use plain paper, inkjet paper (coated
paper), glossy paper, transparencies and
envelopes.
We recommend testing various paper types
before buying large quantities.
For best results, use the Brother paper.
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Usage
Copy
Scan
Document
Size
Top (1)
Left (3)
Bottom (2)
Right (4)
Letter
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
A4
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
Letter
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
A4
3 mm
(0.12 in.)
0 mm
(00 in.)
When you print on inkjet paper (coated
paper), transparencies and photo paper,
be sure to choose the proper media in the
‘Basic’ tab of the printer driver or in the
Paper Type setting of the menu.
When you print on Brother photo paper,
load the instruction sheet included with the
photo paper in the paper tray first, and
then put the photo paper on the instruction
sheet.
When you use transparencies or photo
paper, remove each sheet at once to
prevent smudging or paper jams.
Avoid touching the printed surface of the
paper immediately after printing; the
surface may not be completely dry and
may stain your fingers.
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2
Loading documents and paper
Recommended media
2
Improper Setup
To get the best print quality, we suggest using
Brother paper. (See table below.)
DO NOT use the following kinds of paper:
• Damaged, curled, wrinkled, or
irregularly shaped paper
If Brother paper is not available in your
country, we recommend testing various
papers before purchasing large quantities.
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1
We recommend using ‘3M Transparency
Film’ when you print on transparencies.
Brother paper
1
Paper Type
Item
A4 Plain
BP60PA
A4 Glossy Photo
BP61GLA
A4 Inkjet (Matte)
BP60MA
10 x 15 cm Glossy
BP61GLP
Handling and using media
Store paper in its original packaging, and
keep it sealed. Keep the paper flat and
away from moisture, direct sunlight and
heat.
The coated side of photo paper is shiny.
Avoid touching the shiny (coated) side.
Load photo paper with the shiny side
facing down.
Avoid touching either side of
transparencies because they absorb
water and perspiration easily, and this
may cause decreased output quality.
Transparencies designed for laser
printers/copiers may stain your next
document. Use only transparencies
recommended for inkjet printing.
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2 mm (0.08 in.) or longer
• Extremely shiny or highly textured paper
• Paper already printed on by a printer
• Paper that cannot be arranged uniformly
when stacked
• Paper made with a short grain
2
Paper capacity of the output paper
tray
2
Up to 50 sheets of 20 lb Letter or 80 g/m2 A4
paper.
Transparencies or photo paper must be
picked up from the output paper tray one
page at a time to avoid smudging.
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Chapter 2
Choosing the right media
2
Paper type and size for each operation
Paper Type
Cut Sheet
Cards
Envelopes
Transparencies
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Paper Size
2
Usage
Copy
Photo
Capture
Printer
Letter
216 × 279 mm (8 1/2 × 11 in.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
A4
210 × 297 mm (8.3 × 11.7 in.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Legal
216 × 356 mm (8 1/2 × 14 in.)
Yes
–
Yes
Executive
184 × 267 mm (7 1/4 × 10 1/2 in.) –
–
Yes
JIS B5
182 × 257 mm (7.2 × 10.1 in.)
–
–
Yes
A5
148 × 210 mm (5.8 × 8.3 in.)
Yes
–
Yes
A6
105 × 148 mm (4.1 × 5.8 in.)
–
–
Yes
Photo
10 × 15 cm (4 × 6 in.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo 2L
13 × 18 cm (5 × 7 in.)
–
Yes
Yes
Index Card
127 × 203 mm (5 × 8 in.)
–
–
Yes
Post Card 1
100 × 148 mm (3.9 × 5.8 in.)
–
–
Yes
Post Card 2
(Double)
148 × 200 mm (5.8 × 7.9 in.)
–
–
Yes
C5 Envelope
162 × 229 mm (6.4 × 9 in.)
–
–
Yes
DL Envelope
110 × 220 mm (4.3 × 8.7 in.)
–
–
Yes
COM-10
105 × 241 mm (4 1/8 × 9 1/2 in.)
–
–
Yes
Monarch
98 × 191 mm (3 7/8 × 7 1/2 in.)
–
–
Yes
JE4
Envelope
105 × 235 mm (4.1 × 9.3 in.)
–
–
Yes
Letter
216 × 279 mm (8 1/2 × 11 in.)
Yes
–
Yes
A4
210 × 297 mm (8.3 × 11.7 in.)
Yes
–
Yes
Loading documents and paper
Paper weight, thickness and capacity
Paper Type
Cut
Sheet
Thickness
No. of sheets
2
Plain Paper
64 to 120 g/m (17 to 32 lb) 0.08 to 0.15 mm (0.003 to 0.006 in.) 100 1
Inkjet Paper
64 to 200 g/m2 (17 to 53 lb) 0.08 to 0.25 mm (0.003 to 0.01 in.)
2
20
Glossy Paper Up to 220 g/m2 (Up to 58 lb) Up to 0.25 mm (Up to 0.01 in.)
20
Photo Card
Up to 240 g/m2 (Up to 64 lb) Up to 0.28 mm (Up to 0.01 in.)
20
Index Card
Up to 120 g/m2 (Up to 32 lb) Up to 0.15 mm (Up to 0.006 in.)
30
Post Card
Up to 200 g/m2 (Up to 53 lb) Up to 0.23 mm (Up to 0.01 in.)
30
Envelopes
75 to 95 g/m2 (20 to 25 lb)
Up to 0.52 mm (Up to 0.02 in.)
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Transparencies
–
–
10
Cards
1
Weight
2
Up to 50 sheets for Legal size paper 80 g/m2 (20 lb).
Up to 100 sheets of 80 g/m2 (20 lb) paper.
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Chapter 2
Loading paper,
envelopes and other
media
Loading paper and other
media
a
b
Press and slide the paper side guides
(1) and paper length guide (2) to fit the
paper size.
1
2
2
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
If the paper support flap is open, close it
and lift the output paper tray cover (1).
2
c
Fan the stack of paper well to avoid
paper jams and misfeeds.
1
Note
Always make sure the paper is not curled.
d
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Gently put the paper into the paper tray
print side down and top edge first.
Check that the paper is flat in the tray.
Loading documents and paper
e
Gently adjust the paper side guides with
both hands and the paper length guide
to the paper.
Make sure the paper side guides touch
the sides of the paper.
g
Slowly push the paper tray completely
into the machine.
2
h
While holding the paper tray in place, pull
out the paper support (1) until it clicks and
unfold the paper support flap (2).
Note
Be careful that you do not push the paper
in too far; it may lift at the back of the tray
and cause feed problems.
f
Close the paper tray cover.
Note
Do not use the paper support flap for
Legal paper.
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Chapter 2
Loading envelopes and post
cards
How to load envelopes and post cards
2
Loading envelopes
a
2
Use envelopes that weigh from 75 to
95 g/m2 (20 to 25 lb).
Before loading, press the corners and
sides of the envelopes or post cards to
make them as flat as possible.
Note
Some envelopes need margin settings to
be set in the application. Make sure you
do a test print first.
If the envelopes or post cards are ‘doublefeeding,’ put one envelope in the paper
tray at a time.
CAUTION
Do not use any of the following types of
envelopes, as they will cause paper feed
problems:
• If they are of a baggy construction.
• That are embossed (have raised writing
on them).
• That have clasps or staples.
• That are pre-printed on the inside.
Glue
2
Double flap
2
b
Occasionally you may experience paper
feed problems caused by the thickness,
size and flap shape of the envelopes you
are using.
Put the envelopes or post cards into the
paper tray with the address side down
and the leading edge (top of the
envelopes) in first. Slide the paper side
guides (1) and paper length guide (2) to
fit the size of the envelopes or post
cards.
1
2
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2
Loading documents and paper
If you have problems when printing on
envelopes, try the following suggestions:
a
b
Open the envelope flap.
c
Adjust the size and margin in your
application.
2
Make sure the open flap is either to the
side of the envelope or to the back edge
of the envelope when printing.
2
Note
When the machine ejects small paper
onto the output paper tray, you may not be
able to reach it. Make sure printing has
finished, and then pull the tray completely
out of the machine.
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Chapter 2
Printable Area
2
The printable area depends on the settings in the application you are using. The figures below
show the unprintable areas on cut sheet paper and envelopes. The machine can only print in the
shaded areas when the Borderless print feature is available and turned on.
Cut Sheet Paper
Envelopes
3
3
4
4
1
1
2
2
Top (1)
Bottom (2)
Left (3)
Right (4)
Cut Sheet
3 mm (0.12 in.)
3 mm (0.12 in.)
3 mm (0.12 in.)
3 mm (0.12 in.)
Envelopes
12 mm (0.47 in.)
24 mm (0.95 in.)
3 mm (0.12 in.)
3 mm (0.12 in.)
Note
The Borderless feature is not available for envelopes.
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Section II
Copy
Making copies
II
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3
Making copies
How to copy
3
You can use your machine as a copier,
making up to 99 copies at a time.
Making a single copy
a
b
Copy options
When you want to quickly change the copy
settings temporarily for the next copy, use the
temporary Copy keys. You can use different
combinations.
3
Load your document.
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Making multiple copies
a
b
Load your document.
c
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
3
To stop copying, press Stop/Exit.
The machine returns to its default settings 60
seconds after it finishes copying.
Note
You can save the copy settings you use
most often by setting them as default. You
can find instructions on how to do this in
the section for each feature.
Press Number of Copies repeatedly
until the number of copies you want
appears (up to 99).
Or press a or b to change the number
of copies.
Stop copying
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3
3
3
Making copies
d
Press a or b to choose Fast, Normal
or Best.
Press OK.
You can select from a range of quality
settings. The default setting is Normal.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
To temporarily change the quality setting,
follow the instructions below:
Enlarging or reducing the
image copied
Changing copy speed and
quality
Press
Copy Quality
Normal Normal is the
recommended mode
for ordinary print
outs. This produces
good copy quality
with good copy
speed.
Fast
Best
Fast copy speed and
lowest ink
consumption. Use to
save time printing
documents to be
proof-read, large
documents or many
copies.
Use best mode to
copy precise images
such as
photographs. This
provides the highest
resolution and the
slowest speed.
3
3
You can select the following enlargement or
reduction ratios:
Custom(25–400%)allows you to enter a ratio
from 25% to 400%.
Press
Enlarge/Reduce
Custom(25–400%)
200%
198% 10×15cmiA4
186% 10×15cmiLTR
142% A5iA4
104% EXEiLTR
100%
97% LTRiA4
93% A4iLTR
83%
78%
69% A4iA5
50%
a
b
Load your document.
c
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Press Copy Quality repeatedly to
choose Fast, Normal or Best.
To change the default setting, follow the
instructions below:
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose 3.Quality.
Press OK.
Press a or b to choose 1.Copy.
Press OK.
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3
Important
To enlarge or reduce the next copy follow the
instruction below:
a
b
c
d
Please make sure paper size is set to A4.
You cannot use the Enlarge/Reduce
setting with the N in 1 and Poster features.
Load your document.
Press Enlarge/Reduce.
N in 1 colour copies are not available.
Choose one of the options below:
Use a or b to choose the
enlargement or reduction ratio you
want. Press OK.
Use a or b to choose Custom(25–
400%). Press OK. Press a or b
repeatedly to enter an enlargement
or reduction ratio from 25% to 400%.
Press OK.
(P) means Portrait and (L) means
Landscape.
You can only make one poster copy at a
time.
Press Copy Options Off(1 in 1)
2 in 1 (P)
2 in 1 (L)
4 in 1 (P)
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
4 in 1 (L)
and then a or b to
choose Page Layout Poster(3 × 3)
Note
Page Layout Options 2 in 1 (P), 2 in 1 (L),
4 in 1 (P), 4 in 1 (L) or Poster are not
available with Enlarge/Reduce.
Making N in 1 copies or a
poster
a
b
3
Load your document.
Press Copy Options and a or b to
choose Page Layout.
Press OK.
c
Press a or b to choose 2 in 1 (P),
2 in 1 (L), 4 in 1 (P),
4 in 1 (L), Poster(3 × 3) or
Off(1 in 1).
Press OK.
d
Press Mono Start to scan the
document.
You can also press Colour Start if you
are using the Poster layout.
e
After the machine scans the page, press
a (Yes) to scan the next page.
You can reduce the amount of copies by
using the N in 1 copy feature. This allows you
to copy two or four pages onto one page,
which allows you to save paper.
You can also produce a poster. When you
use the poster feature your machine divides
your document into sections, then enlarges
the sections so you can assemble them into a
poster.
Next Page?
aYes bNo
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3
Making copies
f
g
Put the next document on the scanner
glass. Press OK.
Repeat e and f for each page of the
layout.
Adjusting Brightness,
Contrast and Colour
3
Set Next Page
Brightness
Then Press OK
To temporarily change the brightness setting,
follow the instruction below:
After all the pages have been scanned,
press b (No) to finish.
3
3
Press Copy Options
-nnonn+
Note
If any photo paper is selected as the paper
type setting for N in 1 copies, the images
will be printed as if plain paper had been
selected.
Place your document face down in the
direction shown below:
2 in 1 (P)
and then a or b to choose
Brightness
a
b
Load your document.
Press Copy Options and a or b to
choose Brightness.
Press OK.
-nnonn+
2 in 1 (L)
4 in 1 (P)
c
Press a or b to make a lighter or darker
print.
Press OK.
d
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
To change the default setting follow the
instructions below:
4 in 1 (L)
Poster (3×3)
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
4.Brightness.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to make a lighter or darker
print.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
You can make a poster size copy of a
photograph.
Press a or b to choose 1.Copy.
Press OK.
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Contrast
3
Adjust the contrast to help an image look
sharper and more vivid.
c
Press a or b to choose 1.Copy.
Press OK.
Press Copy Options Plain Paper
Inkjet Paper
Press a or b to choose 5.Contrast.
Press OK.
Press a or b to increase or decrease
the contrast.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
3
If you are copying on special paper, be sure
to select the type of paper you are using so
you will get the best print quality.
Press Menu.
d
3
Paper type
The contrast can only be changed through
the default setting.
a
b
Paper options
Brother Photo
Other Photo
and then a or b to
choose Paper Type
Transparency
a
b
Load your document.
The colour saturation can only be changed
through the default setting.
c
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to choose the type of
paper you are using.
Press OK.
d
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
c
Press a or b to choose
6.Color Adjust.
Press OK.
Colour saturation
d
3
Press a or b to choose 1.Copy.
Press OK.
Press a or b to choose 1.Red,
2.Green or 3.Blue.
Press OK.
e
Press a or b to change the colour
saturation.
Press OK.
f
Choose one of the options below:
Return to d to select the next colour.
Press Stop/Exit.
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Press Copy Options and a or b to
choose Paper Type.
Press OK.
To change the default setting, follow the
instruction below:
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
1.Paper Type.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose Plain Paper,
Inkjet Paper, Brother Photo,
Other Photo or Transparency.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose 1.Copy.
Press OK.
Making copies
Paper size
3
If copying on paper other than A4 size, you
will need to change the paper size setting.
You can copy on Letter, Legal, A4, A5 or
Photo Card (10×15cm) paper.
Press Copy Options
Letter
3
Legal
A4
A5
and then a or b to
10(W)×15(H)cm
choose Paper Size
a
b
Load your document.
c
Press a or b to choose the size of
paper you are using.
Press OK.
d
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Press Copy Options and a or b to
choose Paper Size.
Press OK.
To change the default setting, follow the
instruction below:
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
2.Paper Size.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose the paper size
you are using, Letter, Legal, A4, A5
or 10×15cm.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose 1.Copy.
Press OK.
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Section III
Direct Photo Printing
III
Printing photos from a memory card
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Printing photos from a camera with PictBridge
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4
Printing photos from a memory
card
PhotoCapture Center™
Operations
Printing from a memory card
without a PC
Using memory cards
4
4
You can scan documents and save them
directly to a memory card. See Scan to Card
on page 33.
Using PhotoCapture Center™
from your computer
You can access the memory card that is in
the media drive (slot) of the machine from
your PC.
(See PhotoCapture Center™ for Windows®
or PhotoCapture Center™ for Macintosh® in
the Software User’s Guide on the CD-ROM.)
4
Your Brother machine has media drives
(slots) for use with popular digital camera
media: CompactFlash®, Memory Stick®
Memory Stick Pro™, SecureDigital™,
MultiMediaCard™ and xD-Picture Card™.
4
Even if your machine is not connected to your
computer, you can print photos directly from
digital camera media. (See How to print from
a memory card on page 27.)
Scanning to a memory card
without a PC
4
CompactFlash®
Memory Stick®
Memory Stick Pro™
4
SecureDigital™
xD-Picture Card™
MultiMediaCard™
miniSD™ can be used with a miniSD™
adapter.
Memory Stick Duo™ can be used with a
Memory Stick Duo™ adapter.
Memory Stick Pro Duo™ can be used with
a Memory Stick Pro Duo™ adapter.
Adapters are not included with the
machine. Contact a third party supplier for
adapters.
The PhotoCapture Center™ feature lets you
print digital photos from your digital camera at
high resolution to get photo quality printing.
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Firmly put the card into the appropriate slot.
The machine can only read one memory card
at a time so do not put more than one card in
a slot.
Memory card folder structure
1
2 3
4
1
CompactFlash®
2
SecureDigital™, MultiMediaCard™
3
Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™
4
xD-Picture Card™
The PhotoCapture key will light to show the
memory card status. It can be on, off or
blinking.
Your machine is designed to be compatible
with modern digital camera image files and
memory cards; however, please read the
points below to avoid errors:
The DPOF file on the memory card must
be in a valid format. (See DPOF printing
on page 29.)
The image file extension must be .JPG
(Other image file extensions like .JPEG,
.TIF, .GIF and so on will not be
recognized).
PhotoCapture Center™ printing without
using a PC must be performed separately
from PhotoCapture Center™ operations
using the PC. (Simultaneous operation is
not available.)
IBM Microdrive™ is not compatible with
the machine.
The machine can read up to 999 files on a
memory card.
On
CompactFlash® Type II is not supported.
A memory card is inserted correctly.
Off
No memory card is present, or it is
incorrectly inserted.
Blinking
The inserted memory card is being read,
or is being written to.
CAUTION
DO NOT unplug the power cord or remove
the memory card from the media drive (slot)
while the machine is reading or writing to
the card (the PhotoCapture key is
blinking). You will lose your data or
damage the card.
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This product supports xD-Picture Card™
Type M / Type H (Large Capacity).
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Printing photos from a memory card
Please be aware of the following:
When printing the INDEX or IMAGE, the
PhotoCapture Center™ will print all the
valid images, even if one or more images
have been corrupted. A portion of the
corrupted image may be printed.
Your machine is designed to read memory
cards that have been formatted by a digital
camera.
When a digital camera formats a memory
card it creates a special folder into which it
copies image data. If you need to modify
the image data stored on a memory card
with your PC, we recommend that you do
not modify the folder structure created by
the digital camera. When saving new or
modified image files to the memory card
we also recommend you use the same
folder your digital camera uses. If the data
is not saved to the same folder, the
machine may not be able to read the file or
print the image.
How to print from a
memory card
4
Before printing a photo you must first print a
thumbnail index to choose the number of the
photo you want to print. Follow the
instructions below to start printing directly
from your memory card:
a
Make sure you have put the memory
card in the proper slot. The LCD will
show the following message:
C.Flash Active
Press PhotoCa...
b
Press PhotoCapture. For DPOF
printing, see DPOF printing on page 29.
c
Press a or b to choose Print Index
and then press OK.
d
Press Colour Start to start printing the
index sheet. Make a note of the image
number you want to print. See Printing
the thumbnail index on page 28.
e
To print images press a or b to choose
Print Images in c and then press
OK. See Printing Images on page 28.
f
g
Enter the image number and press OK.
Press Colour Start to start printing.
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Printing the thumbnail index
4
Printing Images
The PhotoCapture Center™ assigns each of
your images a number. It does not recognize
any other numbers or file names that your
digital camera or PC may have assigned to
the images.
Before you can print an individual image, you
have to know the image number.
a
Make sure you have put the memory
card in the proper slot.
When you print a thumbnail page, it will show
all of the pictures on your memory card and
the number assigned to it. Even corrupted
images may have part of the image printed.
b
Print the index first. (See Printing the
thumbnail index on page 28.)
Press
c
(PhotoCapture).
Press a or b to choose
Print Images. Press OK.
Note
If your memory card contains valid
DPOF information, the LCD will show
DPOF Print:Yes, see DPOF printing
on page 29.
a
Make sure you have put the memory
card in the proper slot.
Press
d
(PhotoCapture).
b
Press a or b to choose Print Index.
Press OK.
c
Press a or b to choose
6 Images/Line or 5 Images/Line.
Press OK.
No.:1,3,6
Note
• Press b to decrease the image number.
• You can enter all the numbers at one time
by using the Copy Options key for
hyphen. (For example, Enter 1, Copy
Options, 5 to print images No.1 to No.5).
e
5 Images/Line
6 Images/Line
Print time for 5 Images/Line will be
slower than 6 Images/Line, but the
quality is better.
d
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Press Colour Start to print.
Press a repeatedly to enter the image
number that you want to print from the
thumbnail index.
Press OK.
After you have selected all the images
you want to print, press OK to select
your settings.
If you have already chosen your
settings, press Colour Start.
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Printing photos from a memory card
f
g
Press a or b to choose the type of
paper you are using, Plain Paper,
Inkjet Paper, Brother Photo or
Other Photo.
Press OK.
Press a or b to choose the paper size
you are using, Letter, A4, 10×15cm or
13×18cm.
If you selected Letter or A4, go to h.
If you selected another size, go to i.
If you have finished choosing
settings, press Colour Start.
h
Press a or b to choose the print size
(10×8cm, 13×9cm, 15×10cm, 18×13cm,
20×15cm or Max. Size).
Press OK.
i
Choose one of the options below:
To choose the number of copies go
to j.
If you have finished choosing
settings, press Colour Start.
j
k
Press a or b to enter the number of
copies you want. Press OK.
DPOF printing
DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format.
Major digital camera manufacturers (Canon
Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo
Film Co. Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co. Ltd. and Sony Corporation) created this
standard to make it easier to print images
from a digital camera.
If your digital camera supports DPOF
printing, you will be able to choose on the
digital camera display the images and
number of copies you want to print.
It a memory card (CompactFlash®, Memory
Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™, SecureDigital™
MultiMediaCard™ or xD-Picture Card™)
containing DPOF information is put into your
machine, you can print the chosen image
easily.
To print directly from a memory card
containing DPOF information on it follow the
instructions below:
a
Press Colour Start to print.
2
13×9cm
3
15×10cm
Firmly insert the memory card into the
card slot.
C.Flash Active
The printing positions when using A4 paper
are shown below.
1
10×8cm
4
Press
(PhotoCapture).
b
Press a or b to choose
Print Images. Press OK.
c
If there is a DPOF file on the card, the
LCD will show:
DPOF Print:Yes
4
18×13cm
5
20×15cm
6
Max. Size
d
Press a or b to choose
DPOF Print:Yes. Press OK.
e
Press a or b to choose the type of
paper you are using, Plain Paper,
Inkjet Paper, Brother Photo or
Other Photo.
Press OK.
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f
g
h
Press a or b to choose the paper size
you are using, Letter, A4, 10×15cm or
13×18cm.
If you selected Letter or A4, go to g.
If you selected another size, go to h.
If you have finished choosing
settings, press Colour Start.
PhotoCapture Center™
print settings
Press a or b to choose the print size
(10×8cm, 13×9cm, 15×10cm, 18×13cm,
20×15cm or Max. Size).
Press OK.
Print quality
Press Colour Start to print.
These settings will remain until you change
them again.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
1.Print Quality.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose Normal or
Photo.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
4
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Paper Options
Paper Type
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4
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
2.Paper Type.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose Plain Paper,
Inkjet Paper, Brother Photo or
Other Photo.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
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4
Printing photos from a memory card
Paper Size
a
b
Press Menu.
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
c
Press a or b to choose
3.Paper Size.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose the paper size
you are using, Letter, A4, 10×15cm or
13×18cm.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Print Size
This setting is available only when you select
Letter or A4 in the paper size setting.
Adjusting Brightness,
Contrast and Colour
4
Brightness
4
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
5.Brightness.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to make a lighter or darker
print.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
4
Contrast
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
4.Print Size.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose the print size
you are using, 10×8cm, 13×9cm,
15×10cm, 18×13cm, 20×15cm or
Max. Size.
Press OK.
e
4
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
4
You can select the contrast setting. More
contrast will make an image look sharper and
more vivid.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose 6.Contrast.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to increase or decrease
the contrast.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Colour Enhancement
4
You can turn on the colour enhancement
feature to print more vivid images. Printing
time will be slower.
a
Press Menu.
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b
c
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Press a or b to choose
7.Color Enhance.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose On (or Off).
Press OK.
If selecting Off, then go to g.
e
Press a or b to choose
1.White Balance, 2.Sharpness or
3.Color Density.
Press OK.
f
Press a or b to adjust the degree of the
setting.
Press OK.
g
Press Stop/Exit.
Cropping
4
If your photo is too long or wide to fit the
available space on your chosen layout, part
of the image will be automatically cropped.
The default setting is On. If you want to print
the whole image, turn this setting to Off.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose 8.Cropping.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose Off (or On).
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Cropping: On
4
Note
• White Balance
This setting adjusts the hue of the white
areas of an image. Lighting, camera
settings and other influences will effect the
appearance of white. The white areas of a
picture may be slightly pink, yellow or
some other colour. By using this, you can
correct this effect and bring the white
areas back to pure white.
• Sharpness
This setting enhances the detail of an
image, similar to adjusting the fine focus
on a camera. If the image is not in true
focus and you cannot see the fine details
of the picture, then adjust the sharpness.
• Colour Density
This setting adjusts the total amount of
colour in the image. You can increase or
decrease the amount of colour in an
image to improve a washed out or weak
picture.
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Cropping: Off
4
Printing photos from a memory card
Borderless printing
This feature expands the printable area to the
edges of the paper. Printing time will be
slightly slower.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
9.Borderless.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose Off (or On).
Press OK.
e
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Press Stop/Exit.
4
Scan to Card
4
You can scan monochrome and colour
documents into a memory card. Monochrome
documents will be stored in PDF (*.PDF) or
TIFF file formats (*.TIF). Colour documents
may be stored in PDF (*.PDF) or JPEG
(*.JPG) file formats. The default setting is
Color 150 dpi and the default file format
is PDF. The machine automatically creates
file names based on the current date. (For
details, see the Quick Setup Guide.) For
example, the fifth image scanned on July 1,
2006 would be named 01070605.PDF. You
can change the colour and quality.
Quality
Selectable File
Format
Color 150 dpi
JPEG / PDF
Color 300 dpi
JPEG / PDF
Color 600 dpi
JPEG / PDF
B/W 200x100 dpi
TIFF / PDF
B/W 200 dpi
TIFF / PDF
a
Insert a CompactFlash®, Memory
Stick®, Memory Stick Pro™,
SecureDigital™, MultiMediaCard™ or
xD-Picture Card™ into your machine.
WARNING
Do not take out the memory card while
PhotoCapture is blinking to avoid
damaging the card or data stored on the
card.
b
c
d
Load your document.
Press
(Scan).
Press a or b to choose
Scan to Card, choose one of the
options below:
To change the quality press OK and
go to step e.
To start scanning press Mono Start
or Colour Start.
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e
f
Press a or b to choose the quality,
choose one of the options below:
To change the file type, go to step f.
To start scanning press Mono Start
or Colour Start.
Press a or b to choose the file type.
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Changing the image quality
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
0.Scan to Card.
Press OK.
d
e
f
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Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Press a or b to choose 1.Quality.
Press OK.
Press a or b to choose
B/W 200x100 dpi, B/W 200 dpi,
Color 150 dpi, Color 300 dpi or
Color 600 dpi.
Press OK.
4
Changing the monochrome
file format
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
0.Scan to Card.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose
2.B/W File Type.
Press OK.
e
Press a or b to choose TIFF or PDF.
Press OK.
f
Press Stop/Exit.
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
Changing the colour file
format
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
0.Scan to Card.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose
3.ColorFile Type.
Press OK.
e
Press a or b to choose JPEG or PDF.
Press OK.
f
Press Stop/Exit.
Press Stop/Exit.
4
Press a or b to choose
2.PhotoCapture.
Press OK.
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Printing photos from a memory card
Understanding the
Error Messages
4
Once you are familiar with the types of errors
that can occur while you are using the
PhotoCapture Center™, you can easily
identify and troubleshoot any problems.
Media Error
This message will appear if you put in a
memory card that is either bad or not
formatted, or when there is a problem with
the media drive. To clear this error, take
out the memory card.
No File
This message will appear if you try to
access a memory card in the drive (slot)
that does not contain a .JPG file.
Out of Memory
This message will appear if you are
working with images that are too large for
the machine's memory.
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5
Printing photos from a camera
with PictBridge
Using PictBridge
Setting your digital camera
Make sure your camera is in PictBridge
mode. Some of the settings listed below may
not be available for your PictBridge
compatible digital camera.
Your Brother machine supports the
PictBridge standard, allowing you to connect
to and print photos directly from any
PictBridge compatible digital camera.
Before Using
PictBridge
PictBridge requirements
Camera Menu
Selection
Options
Paper Size
Letter, A4, 10×15cm,
Printer Settings (Default
setting) 2
Paper Type
Plain Paper, Glossy
Paper, Inkjet Paper,
Printer Settings (Default
setting) 2
Layout
Borderless: On,
Borderless: Off,
Printer Settings (Default
setting) 2
DPOF setting 1
–
Print Quality
Normal, Fine, Printer
Settings (Default setting) 2
Colour
Enhancement
On, Off, Printer Settings
(Default setting) 2
5
5
To avoid errors, remember the following
points:
The machine and the digital camera must
be connected using a suitable USB cable.
The image file extension must be .JPG
(Other image file extensions like .JPEG,
.TIF, .GIF and so on will not be
recognized).
PhotoCapture Center operations are not
available when using the PictBridge
feature.
1
2
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See DPOF printing for more details.
If your camera is set to use the Printer Settings
(Default setting), the machine will print your photo
using the settings bellow.
Settings
Options
Paper Size
10×15cm
Paper Type
Glossy Paper
Layout
Borderless: On
Print Quality
Fine
Colour
Enhancement
Off
5
5
5
Printing photos from a camera with PictBridge
Note
Printing Images
Depending on your camera some of these
settings may not be available.
The names and availability of each setting
depends on the specification of your
camera.
Please refer to the documentation supplied
with your camera for more detailed
information on changing PictBridge settings.
5
Note
Remove any memory cards from the
machine before connecting the digital
camera.
a
Make sure that your camera is turned
off. Connect your camera to the
PictBridge port on the machine using
the USB cable.
5
1
1
b
PictBridge port
Turn on the camera.
When the machine has recognized the
camera, the LCD shows the following
message:
Camera Connected
When the machine starts printing a
photo, the LCD will show Printing.
WARNING
To prevent damage to your machine, do not
connect any device other than a PictBridge
compatible camera to the PictBridge port.
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DPOF printing
DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format.
Major digital camera manufacturers (Canon
Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo
Film Co. Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co. Ltd. and Sony Corporation) created this
standard to make it easier to print images
from a digital camera.
If your digital camera supports DPOF
printing, you will be able to choose on the
digital camera display the images and
number of copies you want to print.
5
Understanding the
Error Messages
Once you are familiar with the types of errors
that can occur while you are using PictBridge,
you can easily identify and troubleshoot any
problems.
Out of Memory
This message will appear if you are
working with images that are too large for
the machine's memory.
Wrong USB device
This message will appear if you connect a
non-PictBridge compatible or broken
device to the PictBridge port. To clear the
error, unplug the device from the
PictBridge port, then press On/Off to turn
the machine off and then on again.
For more detailed solutions see Error
messages on page 52.
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5
Section IV
Software
Software features
IV
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6
Software features
The CD-ROM includes the Software User’s
Guide for features available when connected
to a computer (for example, printing and
scanning). The guide has easy to use links
that, when clicked, will take you directly to a
particular section.
c
Click the heading you would like to read
from the list at the left of the window.
You can find information on these features:
Printing
Scanning
ControlCenter3 (for Windows®)
ControlCenter2 (for Macintosh®)
PhotoCapture Center™
How to read the HTML User’s Guide
This is a quick reference to use the HTML
User’s Guide.
(For Macintosh®)
a
Make sure your Macintosh® is turned
on. Insert the Brother CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive.
b
c
Double-click the Documentation icon.
d
Click SOFTWARE USER’S GUIDE in
the top menu, and then click the heading
you would like to read from the list at the
left of the window.
(For Windows®)
Note
If you have not installed the software, see
Viewing Documentation on page 2.
a
From the Start menu, point to Brother,
DCP-XXXX (where XXXX is your model
number) from the programs group, then
click User’s Guide.
b
Click SOFTWARE USER’S GUIDE
from the top menu.
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Double-click your language folder, and
then double-click the top page file.
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Section V
Appendixes
V
Safety and Legal
42
Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance
49
Menu and Features
65
Specifications
71
Glossary
81
A
Safety and Legal
Choosing a location
Put your machine on a flat, stable surface that is free of vibration and shocks, such as a desk. Put
the machine near a standard, grounded electrical socket. Choose a location where the
temperature remains between 10° and 35° C (50° F and 95° F).
CAUTION
• Avoid placing your machine in a high-traffic area.
• Avoid placing your machine on a carpet.
• DO NOT put the machine near heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, medical equipment,
chemicals or water.
• DO NOT expose the machine to direct sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, or dust.
• DO NOT connect your machine to electrical sockets controlled by wall switches or automatic
timers.
• Disruption of power can wipe out information in the machine's memory.
• Do not connect your machine to electrical sockets on the same circuit as large appliances or
other equipment that might disrupt the power supply.
• Avoid interference sources, such as speakers or the base units of cordless phones.
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A
A
Safety and Legal
To use the machine safely
A
Please keep these instructions for later reference and read them before attempting any
maintenance.
WARNING
There are high voltage electrodes inside the machine. Before you clean the inside of the
machine, make sure you have unplugged the power cord from the electrical socket. Doing this
will prevent an electrical shock.
DO NOT handle the plug with wet hands. Doing this might cause an electrical shock.
DO NOT pull in the middle of the power cord. Doing this might cause an electrical shock.
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DO NOT put your hands on the edge of the machine under the scanner cover. Doing this may
cause injury.
DO NOT touch the paper feed roller. Doing this may cause injury.
DO NOT touch the area shaded in the illustration. Doing this may cause injury.
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Safety and Legal
When moving the machine you must lift it from the base, by placing a hand at each side of the
unit as shown in the illustration. Do not carry the machine by holding the scanner cover.
If the machine becomes hot, releases smoke, or generates any strong smells, immediately turn
off the power switch and unplug the machine from the electrical socket. Call your Brother dealer
or Brother Customer Service.
If metal objects, water or other liquids get inside the machine, immediately turn off the power
switch and unplug the machine from the electrical socket. Call your Brother dealer or Brother
Customer Service.
WARNING
• This product must be installed near an electrical socket that is easily accessible. In case of
an emergency, you must unplug the power cord from the electrical socket to shut off the
power completely.
• Always make sure the plug is fully inserted.
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Important safety instructions
1 Read all of these instructions.
2 Save them for later reference.
3 Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
4 Unplug this product from the wall socket before cleaning the inside of the machine. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
5 Do not use this product near water.
6 Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing
serious damage to the product.
7 Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. To
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, these openings
must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product
on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over
a radiator or heater. This product should never be placed in a built-in installation unless
adequate ventilation is provided.
8 This product should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you
are not sure of the type of power available, call your dealer or local power company.
9 Use only the power cord supplied with this machine.
10 This product is equipped with a 3-wire grounded plug, a plug having a third (grounded) pin.
This plug will only fit into a grounded power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, call your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat
the purpose of the grounded plug.
11 Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not place this product where people can
walk on the cord.
12 Do not place anything in front of the machine that will block printing. Do not place anything in
the path of printing.
13 Wait until pages have exited the machine before picking them up.
14 Unplug this product from the power socket and refer all servicing to Brother Authorized Service
Personnel under the following conditions:
When the power cord is damaged or frayed.
If liquid has been spilled into the product.
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed,
adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by
a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.
If the product has been dropped or the casing has been damaged.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.
15 To protect your product against power surges, we recommend the use of a power protection
device (Surge Protector).
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Safety and Legal
16 To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to people, note the following:
Do not use this product near appliances that use water, a swimming pool or in a wet basement.
Do not use the machine during an electrical storm (there is the remote possibility of an
electrical shock) or to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
IMPORTANT - For your safety
A
To ensure safe operation, the supplied three-pin plug must be inserted only into a standard threepin electrical socket that is effectively grounded through the normal household wiring.
The fact that the equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the power is grounded and
that the installation is completely safe. For your safety, if in any doubt about the effective
grounding of the power, consult a qualified electrician.
Legal limitations for copying
A
It is an offence to make reproductions of certain items or documents with the intent to commit
fraud. This memorandum is intended to be a guide rather than a complete list.
We suggest you check with relevant legal authorities if in doubt about a particular item or
document.
The following are examples of documents which may not be copied:
Money
Bonds or other certificates of indebtedness
Certificates of Deposit
Armed Forces Service or Draft papers.
Passports
Postage Stamps (cancelled or uncancelled)
Immigration Papers
Welfare documents
Cheques or Drafts drawn by Governmental Agencies
Identification Documents, badges or insignias
Licences and Certificates of Title to motor vehicles
Copyrighted works cannot be copied. Sections of a copyrighted work can be copied for ‘fair
dealing’. Multiple copies would indicate improper use.
Works of art should be considered the equivalent of copyrighted works.
Licenses and Certificates of Title to motor vehicles may not be copied under certain
state/provincial laws.
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Trademarks
The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Multi-Function Link is a registered trademark of Brother International Corporation.
© 2006 Brother Industries, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft in the U.S. and other countries.
Macintosh and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
PaperPort is a registered trademark of ScanSoft, Inc.
Presto! PageManager is a registered trademark of NewSoft Technology Corporation.
Microdrive is a trademark of International Business Machine Corporation.
CompactFlash is a registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
Memory Stick is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
SecureDigital is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., SanDisk Corporation and
Toshiba Corporation.
SanDisk is a licensee of the SD and miniSD trademarks.
MultiMediaCard is a trademark of Infineon Technologies and licensed to the MultiMediaCard
Association.
xD-Picture Card is a trademark of Fujifilm Co. Ltd., Toshiba Corporation and Olympus Optical Co.
Ltd.
Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Duo and MagicGate are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
PictBride is a trademark.
PaperPort is a registered trademark of ScanSoft, Inc.
Each company whose software title is mentioned in this manual has a Software License
Agreement specific to its proprietary programs.
All other brand and product names mentioned in this User's Guide and the Software User's
Guide are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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A
B
Troubleshooting and Routine
Maintenance
B
Troubleshooting
B
If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the
troubleshooting tips.
Most problems can be easily resolved by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother
Solutions Center offers latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at
http://solutions.brother.com.
If you are having difficulty with your machine
B
Printing
Difficulty
No printout
Suggestions
Check the interface cable connection on both the machine and your computer.
One or more ink cartridges are empty. (See Replacing the ink cartridges on page
56.)
Check to see if the LCD is showing an error message. (See Error messages on
page 52.)
Check that the correct printer driver has been installed and chosen.
Make sure the machine is online. Click Start and then Printers and Faxes. Rightclick and choose Brother DCP-XXXX (where XXXX is your model name), and
make sure that ‘Use Printer Offline’ is unchecked.
Poor print quality
Check the print quality. (See Checking the print quality on page 61.)
Make sure that the Printer Driver or Paper Type setting in the menu matches the
type of paper you are using. (See Printing for Windows® or Printing and Faxing for
Macintosh® in the Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM.)
Make sure that your ink cartridges are fresh. The following may cause ink to clog:
The expiration date written on the cartridge package has passed. (Cartridges
stay usable for up to two years if kept in their original packaging.)
The ink cartridge was in your machine over six months.
The ink cartridge may not have been stored properly before use.
Try using the recommended types of paper. (See Acceptable paper and other
media on page 8.)
The recommended environment for your machine is between 20° C to 33° C (68°
F to 91° F).
White horizontal lines appear in text
or graphics.
Clean the print head. (See Cleaning the print head on page 60.)
The machine prints blank pages.
Clean the print head. (See Cleaning the print head on page 60.)
Try using the recommended types of paper. (See Acceptable paper and other
media on page 8.)
Characters and lines are stacked.
Check the printing alignment. (See Checking the printing alignment on page 62.)
Printed text or images are skewed.
Make sure the paper is loaded properly in the paper tray and the paper side guide
is adjusted correctly. (See Loading paper and other media on page 12.)
Make sure the Jam Clear cover is set properly.
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Printing (Continued)
Difficulty
Suggestions
Smudged stain at the top center of
the printed page.
Make sure the paper is not too thick or curled. (See Acceptable paper and other
media on page 8.)
Printing appears dirty or ink seems
to run.
Make sure you are using the recommended types of paper. (See Acceptable
paper and other media on page 8.) Don't handle the paper until the ink is dry.
Stains appear on the reverse side
or at the bottom of the page.
Make sure the printer platen is not dirty with ink. (See Cleaning the machine printer
platen on page 59.)
Make sure you are using the paper support flap. (See Loading paper and other
media on page 12.)
The machine prints dense lines on
the page.
Check Reverse Order in the Basic tab of the printer driver.
The printouts are wrinkled.
In the printer driver Basic tab, click Settings, and uncheck Bi-Directional
Printing.
Cannot perform ‘2 in 1 or 4 in 1’
printing.
Check that the paper size setting in the application and in the printer driver are the
same.
Print speed is too slow.
Try changing the printer driver setting. The highest resolution needs longer data
processing, sending and printing time. Try the other quality settings in the printer
driver Basic tab. Also, click the Settings tab, and make sure you uncheck Colour
Enhancement.
Set the borderless feature off. Borderless printing is slower than normal printing.
(See Printing for Windows® or Printing and Faxing for Macintosh® in the Software
User's Guide on the CD-ROM.)
Colour Enhancement is not
working properly.
If the image data is not full colour in your application (such as 256 colour), Colour
Enhancement will not work. Use at least 24 bit colour data with the Colour
Enhancement feature.
Machine feeds multiple pages
Make sure the paper is loaded properly in the paper tray. (See Loading paper and
other media on page 12.)
Check that more than two types of paper are not loaded in the paper tray at any
one time.
Printed pages are not stacked
neatly.
Make sure you are using the paper support flap. (See Loading paper and other
media on page 12.)
Printed pages double-feed and
cause a paper jam.
Make sure you pull out the paper support until it clicks and unfold the paper
support flap.
Machine does not print from Paint
Brush.
Try setting the Display setting to ‘256 colours.’
Machine does not print from Adobe
Illustrator.
Try to reduce the print resolution. (See Printing for Windows® or Printing and
The machine cannot print full pages
of a document.
Out of memory message occurs.
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Faxing for Macintosh® in the Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM.)
Reduce the printing resolution. (See Printing for Windows® or Printing and Faxing
for Macintosh® in the Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM.)
Reduce the complexity of your document and try again. Reduce the graphic
quality or the number of font sizes within your application software.
Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance
Copying Difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
Vertical streaks appear on copies
If you see vertical streaks on copies, clean the scanner. (See Cleaning the
scanner on page 59.)
Scanning Difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
TWAIN/WIA errors appear while
scanning.
Make sure the Brother TWAIN/WIA driver is chosen as the primary source. In
PaperPort® SE with OCR, click File, Scan and choose the Brother TWAIN/WIA
driver.
Software Difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
Cannot install software or print
Run the Repair MFL-Pro Suite program on the CD-ROM. This program will repair
and reinstall the software.
‘Device Busy’
Make sure the machine is not showing an error message on the LCD.
PhotoCapture Center™ Difficulties
Difficulty
Suggestions
Removable Disk does not work
properly.
1
Have you installed the Windows® 2000 update? If not, do the following:
1) Unplug the USB cable.
2) Install the Windows® 2000 update, and see the Quick Setup Guide. After
the installation the PC will be automatically restarted.
3) Wait about 1 minute after you restart the PC, and then connect the USB
cable.
Cannot access Removable Disk
from Desktop icon.
2
Take out the media card and put it back in again.
3
If you have tried ‘Eject’ from within Windows®, take out the media card before
you continue.
4
If an error message appears when you try to eject the media card, it means
the card is being accessed. Wait a while and then try again.
5
If all of the above do not work, turn off your PC and machine, and then turn
them on again. (You will have to unplug the power cord of the machine to turn
it off.)
Make sure you have put the media card into the media slot.
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Error messages
B
As with any sophisticated office product, errors may occur. If this happens, your machine identifies
the error and shows an error message. The most common error messages are shown below.
You can correct most errors by yourself. If you need more help, the Brother Solutions Center offers
latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips.
Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com.
Error Message
Cause
Action
Change Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error
message continues, disconnect the machine
from the power source for several minutes then
reconnect it.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.
Clean Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.
Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error
message continues, disconnect the machine
from the power source for several minutes then
reconnect it.
Cover is Open
The scanner cover is not closed
completely.
Lift the scanner cover and then close it again.
Data
Remaining
Print data is left in the machine's
memory.
Re-start printing from your computer.
Print data is left in the machine's
memory. The USB cable was
unplugged while the computer was
sending the data to the machine.
Press Stop/Exit. The machine will cancel the job
and clear it from the memory. Try to print again.
High
Temperature
The print head is too warm.
Allow the machine to cool down.
Init. Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error
message continues, disconnect the machine
from the power source for several minutes then
reconnect it.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.
Ink Empty
One or more of the ink cartridges is
empty. The machine will stop all
print operations.
Replace the ink cartridges. (See Replacing the
ink cartridges on page 56.)
Low
Temperature
The print head is too cold.
Allow the machine to warm up.
Media Error
The media card is either corrupted,
improperly formatted, or there is a
problem with the media card.
Put the card firmly into the slot again to make
sure it is in the correct position. If the error
remains, check the media drive by putting in
another media card that you know is working.
Near Empty
One or more of the ink cartridges
are running out of ink.
Order a new ink cartridge.
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Error Message
Cause
Action
No Cartridge
An ink cartridge is not installed
properly.
Take out the ink cartridge and put it in again
seating it properly. (See Replacing the ink
cartridges on page 56.)
No File
The media card in the media drive
does not contain a .JPG file.
Put the correct media card into the slot again.
No Paper Fed
The machine is out of paper or
paper is not properly loaded in the
paper tray.
Do one of the following:
Refill the paper in the paper tray, and then
press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Remove the paper and load it again and then
press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Out of Memory
The paper is jammed in the
machine.
See Printer jam or paper jam on page 54.
The machine's memory is full.
Copy operation in progress
Press Stop/Exit and wait until the other
operations in progress finish and then try again.
Printing operation in progress
Reduce print resolution. (For details, see
Printing for Windows® or Printing and Faxing for
Macintosh® in the Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM.)
Paper Jam
Paper is jammed in the machine.
See Printer jam or paper jam on page 54.
Print Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error
message continues, disconnect the machine
from the power source for several minutes then
reconnect it.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.
Scan Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.
Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error
message continues, disconnect the machine
from the power source for several minutes then
reconnect it.
Wrong Paper
Size
Paper is not the correct size.
Load the correct size of paper (Letter, Legal or
A4), and then press Mono Start or Colour Start.
Wrong USB
device
A non-PictBridge compatible or
broken device has been connected
to the PictBridge port.
Unplug the device from the PictBridge port, then
press On/Off to turn the machine off and then on
again.
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Changing LCD language
B
You can change the LCD language.
B
Take out the jammed paper depending on
where it is jammed in the machine. Open and
close the scanner cover to clear the error.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
0.Local Language.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose your language.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
a
Press a or b to choose
0.Initial Setup.
Press OK.
Improving the LCD viewing
Printer jam or paper jam
Pull the paper tray (1) out of the
machine.
1
b
Pull out the jammed paper (1).
1
B
You can adjust the LCD contrast for a sharper
and more vivid display. If you are having
difficulty reading the LCD, try changing the
contrast setting.
a
b
Press Menu.
c
Press a or b to choose
2.LCD Contrast.
Press OK.
If you cannot remove the jammed
paper from the front side, or the error
message still appears on the LCD
after you remove the jammed paper,
please go to the next step.
Press a or b to choose
0.Initial Setup.
Press OK.
d
Press a or b to choose Light or
Dark.
Press OK.
e
Press Stop/Exit.
c
Remove the Jam Clear Cover (1). Pull
the jammed paper out of the machine.
1
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e
Lift the scanner cover (1) from the front
of the machine until it locks securely into
the open position.
Make sure that there is no jammed
paper left in the corners of the machine.
1
d
Put the Jam Clear Cover back on.
Make sure the Cover is set properly.
Note
If the paper is jammed under the print
head, unplug the machine from the power
source, then move the print head to take
out the paper.
f
Lift the scanner cover to release the
lock. Gently push the scanner cover
support down and close the scanner
cover.
g
Push the paper tray firmly back into the
machine.
While holding the paper tray in place,
pull out the paper support until it clicks
and unfold the paper support flap.
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Routine maintenance
Replacing the ink cartridges
B
B
Your machine is equipped with an ink dot
counter. The ink dot counter automatically
monitors the level of ink in each of the 4
cartridges. When the machine detects an ink
cartridge is running out of ink, the machine
will tell you with a message on the LCD.
The LCD will tell you which ink cartridge is low
or needs replacing. Be sure to follow the LCD
prompts to replace the ink cartridges in the
correct order.
Even though the machine tells you that an ink
cartridge is empty, there will be a small
amount of ink left in the ink cartridge. It is
necessary to keep some ink in the ink
cartridge to prevent air from drying out and
damaging the print head assembly.
a
Open the ink cartridge cover.
If one or more ink cartridges are empty,
for example Black, the LCD shows
Ink Empty Black and
Replace Ink.
b
Pull the lock release lever and take out
the ink cartridge for the colour shown on
the LCD.
c
Open the new ink cartridge bag for the
colour shown on the LCD, and then take
out the ink cartridge.
d
Take out the protective yellow cap (1).
1
Improper Setup
DO NOT touch the area shown in the
illustration below.
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Note
Note
If the protective yellow caps come off
when you open the bag, the cartridge will
not be damaged.
e
Each colour has its own correct position.
Insert the ink cartridge in the direction of
the arrow on the label.
M
f
If the LCD shows Install after you
install the ink cartridges, check that the ink
cartridges are installed properly.
WARNING
If ink gets in your eyes, wash them out with
water at once and call a doctor if you are
concerned.
brother
XXXX
Lift each lock release lever and push it
until it clicks, and then close the ink
cartridge cover.
CAUTION
DO NOT take out ink cartridges if you do
not need to replace them. If you do so, it
may reduce the ink quantity and the
machine will not know the quantity of ink left
in the cartridge.
DO NOT touch the cartridge insertion slots.
If you do so, the ink may stain your skin.
If ink stains your skin or clothing, wash with
soap or detergent at once.
g
If you replaced an ink cartridge, the LCD
may ask you to verify that it was a brand
new one. (For example,
Did You Change Blck?) For each
new cartridge you installed, press
a (Yes) to automatically reset the ink
dot counter for that colour. If the ink
cartridge you installed is not a brand
new one, be sure to press b (No).
If you wait until the LCD shows Near
Empty and Ink Empty, the machine
will automatically reset the ink dot
counter.
If you mix the colours by installing an ink
cartridge in the wrong position, clean the
print head several times after correcting the
cartridge installation.
Once you open an ink cartridge, install it in
the machine and use it up within six months
of installation. Use unopened ink cartridges
by the expiration date written on the
cartridge package.
DO NOT dismantle or tamper with the ink
cartridge, this can cause the ink to leak out
of the cartridge.
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Brother multifunction machines are
designed to work with ink of a particular
specification and will work to a level of
optimum performance when used with
genuine Brother Branded ink cartridges.
Brother cannot guarantee this optimum
performance if ink or ink cartridges of other
specifications are used. Brother does not
therefore recommend the use of cartridges
other than genuine Brother Branded
cartridges or the refilling of empty
cartridges with this machine or the refilling
of empty cartridges with ink from other
sources. If damage is caused to the print
head or other parts of this machine as a
result of using incompatible products with
this machine, any repairs required as a
result may not be covered by the warranty.
Cleaning the outside of the
machine
Clean the outside of the machine as
follows:
a
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
b
Wipe the outside of the machine with a
soft cloth to remove dust.
c
Lift the output paper tray cover and
remove anything that is stuck inside the
paper tray.
d
Wipe the inside and outside of the paper
tray with a soft cloth to remove dust.
e
Close the output paper tray cover and
slowly push the paper tray completely
into the machine.
B
CAUTION
Use neutral detergents. Cleaning with
volatile liquids such as thinner or benzine
will damage the outside surface of the
machine.
DO NOT use cleaning materials that
contain ammonia.
DO NOT use isopropyl alcohol to remove
dirt from the control panel. It may crack the
panel.
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B
Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance
Cleaning the scanner
a
B
Lift the document cover (1). Clean the
scanner glass (2) and white plastic (3)
with isopropyl alcohol on a soft lint-free
cloth.
1
3
Cleaning the machine printer
platen
B
WARNING
Unplug the machine from the AC power
outlet before cleaning the printer platen (1).
If ink is scattered on or around the printer
platen, wipe it off with a soft, dry, lint-free
cloth.
2
1
a
Clean the machine printer platen (1).
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Cleaning the Paper Pick-up
Roller
a
Pull the paper tray completely out of the
machine.
b
Unplug the machine from the electrical
socket and remove the Jam Clear
Cover.
Cleaning the print head
B
To ensure the good print quality, the machine
will regularly clean the print head. You can
start the cleaning process manually if
needed.
Clean the print head and ink cartridges if you
get a horizontal line in the text or graphics on
your printed pages. You can clean Black only,
three colours at a time
(Cyan/Yellow/Magenta), or all four colours at
once.
Cleaning the print head consumes ink.
Cleaning too often uses ink unnecessarily.
CAUTION
DO NOT touch the print head. Touching the
print head may cause permanent damage
and may void the print head's warranty.
c
Clean the Paper Pick-up Roller (1) with
isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab.
1
a
b
Press Ink Management.
c
Press a or b to choose Black, Color
or All.
Press OK.
The machine cleans the print head.
When cleaning is finished, the machine
will go back to standby mode
automatically.
Press a or b to choose Cleaning.
Press OK.
Note
If you clean the print head at least five
times and the print has not improved, call
your Brother dealer.
d
Put the Jam Clear Cover back on.
Make sure the Cover is set properly.
e
Slowly push the paper tray completely
into the machine.
f
Re-connect the power cord.
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B
Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance
Checking the print quality
If faded or streaked colours and text appear
on your output, some of the nozzles may be
clogged. You can check this by printing the
Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the
nozzle check pattern.
a
b
Press Ink Management.
c
Press a or b to choose
Print Quality.
Press OK.
d
Press Colour Start.
The machine begins printing the Print
Quality Check Sheet.
e
Check the quality of the four colour
blocks on the sheet.
aYes bNo
B
Press a or b to choose Test Print.
Press OK.
Press a (Yes).
The machine starts cleaning the print
head.
i
After cleaning is finished, press Colour
Start.
The machine starts printing the Print
Quality Check Sheet again and then
return to step e.
j
Press Stop/Exit.
If you repeat this procedure at least five
times and the print quality is still poor,
replace the ink cartridge for the clogged
colour.
After replacing the ink cartridge, check
the print quality. If the problem still
exists, repeat the cleaning and test print
procedures at least five times for the
new ink cartridge. If ink is still missing,
call your Brother dealer.
Is Quality OK?
CAUTION
aYes bNo
f
Do one of the following:
If all lines are clear and visible, press
a to choose Yes, and go to step j.
If you can see missing short lines as
shown below, press b to choose No.
OK
DO NOT touch the print head. Touching the
print head may cause permanent damage
and may void the print head's warranty.
Note
Poor
i
g
The LCD asks you if the print quality is
OK for black and three colours.
Black OK?
aYes bNo
When a print head
nozzle is clogged
the printed
sample looks like
this.
After the print
head nozzle is
cleaned, the
horizontal lines
are gone.
Press a (Yes) or b (No).
h
The LCD asks you if you want to start
cleaning.
Start Cleaning?
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Checking the printing
alignment
g
B
1200dpi Adjust
You may need to adjust the printing
alignment. If after transporting the machine
your printed text becomes blurred or images
become faded then adjustments may need to
be made.
a
b
Press Ink Management.
c
Press a or b to choose Alignment.
Press OK.
d
Press Mono Start or Colour Start.
The machine starts printing the
Alignment Check Sheet.
Press a or b to choose Test Print.
Press OK.
Select Best #5
Press OK.
h
e
f
Check the 600 dpi and 1200 dpi test
prints to see if number 5 most closely
matches number 0.
If the number 5 sample of both the
600 dpi and 1200 dpi are the best
matches, press a (Yes) to finish
Alignment Check, and go to step h.
If another test print number is a
better match for either 600 dpi or
1200 dpi, press b (No) to choose it.
For 600 dpi, press a or b to select the
number of the test print that most closely
matches the number 0 sample (1-8).
600dpi Adjust
Select Best #5
Press OK.
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Press Stop/Exit.
Checking the ink volume
You can check the ink that is left in the
cartridge.
a
b
Is Alignment OK?
aYes bNo
For 1200 dpi, press a or b to select the
number of the test print that most closely
matches the number 0 sample (1-8).
Press Ink Management.
Press a or b to select Ink Volume.
Press OK.
The LCD shows the ink volume.
Bk:-nnnnonn+ e
c
Press a or b to choose the colour you
want to check.
d
Press Stop/Exit.
Note
You can check the ink volume from your
computer. (See Printing for Windows® or
Printing and Faxing for Macintosh® in the
Software User's Guide on the CD-ROM.)
B
Troubleshooting and Routine Maintenance
Machine Information
Checking the serial number
B
c
When you transport the machine, use the
packing materials that came with your
machine. If you do not pack the machine
properly, you could void your warranty.
Press Menu.
Press a or b to select
4.Machine Info..
Press OK.
Press a or b to select 1.Serial No..
Press OK.
XXXXXXX
d
B
B
You can see the machine’s serial number on
the LCD.
a
b
Packing and shipping
the machine
Press Stop/Exit.
CAUTION
It is important to allow the machine to ‘park’
the print head after a print job. Listen
carefully to the machine before unplugging
it to make sure that all mechanical noise
has stopped. Not allowing the machine to
finish this parking process may lead to print
problems and possible damage to the print
head.
a
b
Open the ink cartridge cover.
c
Install the yellow protective part, lift each
lock release lever and push it until it
clicks, and then close the ink cartridge
cover.
Pull the lock release levers down and
take out all the ink cartridges. (See
Replacing the ink cartridges on page
56.)
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CAUTION
g
Wrap the machine in the bag and put it
in the original carton with the original
packing material.
h
Pack the printed materials in the original
carton as shown below. Do not pack the
used ink cartridges in the carton.
i
Close the carton and tape it shut.
If you are not able to find the yellow
protective parts, DO NOT remove the ink
cartridges before shipping. It is essential
that the machine be shipped with either the
yellow protective parts or the ink cartridges
in position. Shipping without them will
cause damage to your machine and may
void your warranty.
d
Unplug the machine from the electrical
socket.
e
Using both hands, use the plastic tabs
on both sides of the machine to lift the
scanner cover until it locks securely into
the open position. Then unplug the
interface cable from the machine, if it is
connected.
f
Lift the scanner cover (1) to release the
lock. Gently push the scanner cover
support down (2) and close the scanner
cover (3).
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C
Menu and Features
On-screen
programming
C
Menu keys
C
C
Your machine is designed to be easy to use
with LCD on-screen programming using the
menu keys. User-friendly programming helps
you take full advantage of all the menu
selections your machine has to offer.
Since your programming is done on the LCD,
we have created step-by-step on-screen
instructions to help you program your
machine. All you need to do is follow the
instructions as they guide you through the
menu selections and programming options.
Menu table
You can program your machine by using the
menu table that begins on page 67. These
pages list the menu selections and options.
Access the menu.
C
Scroll through the current menu
level.
Go to the next menu level.
Accept an option.
Exit the menu.
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To access the menu mode:
a
b
Press Menu.
Choose an option.
You can scroll more quickly through
each menu level by pressing a or b for
the direction you want.
1.Copy
2.PhotoCapture
3.Print Reports
4.Machine Info.
0.Initial Setup
c
Press OK when that option appears on
the LCD.
The LCD will then show the next menu
level.
d
Press a or b to scroll to your next menu
selection.
e
Press OK.
When you finish setting an option, the
LCD shows Accepted.
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Menu and Features
Menu Table
C
The menu table will help you understand the menu selections and options that are found in the
machine's programs. The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
Choose & OK
Choose & OK
to accept
to exit
Main Menu
Submenu
Menu Selections
Options
Descriptions
Page
1.Copy
1.Paper Type
—
Plain Paper*
Sets the type of paper in
the paper tray.
22
Sets the size of the paper
in the paper tray.
23
Chooses the copy
resolution for your type of
document.
19
Adjusts the brightness for
copies.
21
Adjusts the contrast for
copies.
22
Inkjet Paper
Brother Photo
Other Photo
Transparency
2.Paper Size
—
Letter
Legal
A4*
A5
10x15cm
3.Quality
—
Fast
Normal*
Best
4.Brightness
—
-nnnno+
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
5.Contrast
—
-nnnno+
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
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Main Menu
Submenu
Menu Selections
Options
Descriptions
Page
1.Copy
6.Color
Adjust
1.Red
R:-nnnno+
Adjusts the amount of
Red in copies.
22
(Continued)
R:-nnnon+
R:-nnonn+*
R:-nonnn+
R:-onnnn+
2.Green
G:-nnnno+
G:-nnnon+
Adjusts the amount of
Green in copies.
G:-nnonn+*
G:-nonnn+
G:-onnnn+
3.Blue
B:-nnnno+
B:-nnnon+
Adjusts the amount of
Blue in copies.
B:-nnonn+*
B:-nonnn+
B:-onnnn+
2.Photo
Capture
1.Print
Quality
—
2.Paper Type
—
Normal
Selects the print quality.
30
Selects the paper type.
30
Selects the paper size.
31
Photo*
Plain Paper
Inkjet Paper
Brother Photo
Other Photo*
3.Paper Size
—
Letter
A4
10x15cm*
13x18cm
The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
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Menu and Features
Main Menu
Submenu
Menu Selections
Options
Descriptions
Page
2.Photo
Capture
4.Print Size
—
10×8cm
Selects the print size.
(Appears when A4 or
Letter is selected in the
Paper Size menu.)
31
Adjusts the brightness.
31
Adjusts the contrast.
31
Adjusts the hue of the
white areas.
31
13×9cm
(Continued)
15×10cm
18×13cm
20×15cm
Max. Size*
5.Brightness
—
-nnnno+
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
6.Contrast
—
-nnnno+
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
7.Color
Enhance
Enhance:On
1.White Balance
Enhance:Off*
-nnnno+
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
2.Sharpness
-nnnno+
Enhances the detail of the
image.
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
3.Color Density
-nnnno+
Adjusts the total amount
of colour in the image.
-nnnon+
-nnonn+*
-nonnn+
-onnnn+
The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
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Main Menu
Submenu
Menu Selections
Options
Descriptions
Page
2.Photo
Capture
8.Cropping
—
On*
Crops the image around
the margin to fit the paper
size or print size. Turn this
feature off if you want to
print whole images or
prevent unwanted
cropping.
32
Expands the printable
area to fit the edges of the
paper.
33
Selects the Scan
resolution for your type of
document.
See
Software
User’s
Guide on
the
CD-ROM.
Off
(Continued)
9.Borderless
—
On*
Off
0.Scan to
Card
1.Quality
B/W 200×100 dpi
B/W 200 dpi
Color 150 dpi*
Color 300 dpi
Color 600 dpi
2.B/W File
Type
TIFF*
3.ColorFile
Type
PDF*
PDF
JPEG
1.Help List
—
—
2.User
Settings
—
—
4.Machine
Info.
1.Serial No.
—
0.Initial
Setup
1.Date/Time
3.Print
Reports
Selects the default file
format for colour
scanning.
You can print these lists
and reports.
6
—
Lets you check the serial
number of your machine.
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—
—
Puts the date and time in
your machine.
See
Quick
Setup
Guide
2.LCD
Contrast
—
Light
Adjusts the contrast of the
LCD.
54
0.Local
Language
—
Allows you to change the
LCD language for your
country.
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Dark*
English
Chinese*
The factory settings are shown in Bold with an asterisk.
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Selects the default file
format for black and white
scanning.
D
Specifications
D
General
D
Memory Capacity
16 MB
Paper Tray
100 Sheets [80 g/m2 (20 lb)]
Printer Type
Ink Jet
Print Method
Black:
Piezo with 94 × 1 nozzles
Colour:
Piezo with 94 × 3 nozzles
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) 10 Chinese Characters (20 Alphabet characters) × 1 line
Power Source
AC 220 to 240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
Power Save Mode: Average 4 W
Standby:
Average 6 W
Operating:
Average 20 W
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Dimensions
150 mm
(5.9 in.)
398 mm
(15.7 in.)
360 mm
(14.2 in.)
351 mm (13.8 in.)
443 mm (17.4 in.)
Weight
7.1 kg (15.6 lb)
Noise
Operating:
50db or less 1
Temperature
Operating:
10 to 35° C (50° F to 95° F)
Best Print Quality:
20 to 33° C (68° F to 91° F)
Operating:
20 to 80% (without condensation)
Best Print Quality:
20 to 80% (without condensation)
Humidity
1
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This depends on printing conditions.
Specifications
Print media
Paper Input
D
Paper Tray
Paper type:
Plain paper, inkjet paper (coated paper), glossy paper 2,
transparencies 1 2 and envelopes
Paper size:
Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, JIS B5, envelopes
(commercial No.10, DL, C5, Monarch, JE4), Photo card,
Index card and Post card 3.
For more details, see Paper weight, thickness and
capacity on page 11.
Maximum paper tray capacity: Approx. 100 sheets of
80 g/m2 (20 lb) plain paper
Paper Output
1
2
3
Up to 50 sheets of A4 plain paper (Face up print delivery to
the output paper tray) 2
Use only transparencies recommended for inkjet printing.
For glossy paper or transparencies, we recommend removing printed pages from the output paper tray immediately
after they exit the machine to avoid smudging.
See Paper type and size for each operation on page 10.
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Copy
D
Colour/Monochrome
Yes/Yes
Document Size
Scanner Glass Width: Max. 216 mm (8.5 in.)
Scanner Glass Height: Max. 297 mm (11.7 in.)
Copy Speed
Monochrome: Up to 18 pages/minute (A4 paper) 1
Colour: Up to 16 pages/minute (A4 paper) 1
Multiple Copies
Stacks up to 99 pages
Enlarge/Reduce
25% to 400% (in increments of 1%)
Resolution
(Monochrome)
Scans up to 600×1200 dpi
Prints up to 1200×1200 dpi
(Colour)
Scans up to 600×1200 dpi
Prints up to 600×1200 dpi
1
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Based on Brother standard pattern. (Fast mode/Stack Copy) Copy speeds vary with the complexity of the document.
Specifications
PhotoCapture Center™
Available Media
D
CompactFlash® Version 1.0
(Type I only)
(Microdrive™ is not compatible)
(Compact I/O card such as Compact LAN card and
Compact Modem card are not supported.)
Memory Stick®
Memory Stick Pro™
(Not available for music data with MagicGate™)
MultiMediaCard™
Secure Digital™
xD-Picture Card™ 1
File Extension
(Media Format)
DPOF, EXIF, DCF
(Image Format)
Photo Print: JPEG 2
Scan to Card: JPEG, PDF (Colour)
TIFF, PDF (Monochrome)
1
2
3
Number of Files
Up to 999 files in the media card
Folder
File must be in the 3rd folder level of the Media Card.
Borderless
Letter, A4, Photo Card 3
xD-Picture Card™ Conventional Card from 16MB to 512MB
xD-Picture Card™ Type M from 256MB to 1GB
xD-Picture Card™ Type H from 256MB to 1GB
Progressive JPEG format is not supported.
See Paper type and size for each operation on page 10.
PictBridge
D
Compatibility
Supports the Camera & Imaging Products Association
PictBridge standard CIPA DC-001.
Visit http://www.cipa.jp/pictbridge for more information.
Interface
PictBridge (USB) Port
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Scanner
D
Colour/Monochrome
Yes/Yes
TWAIN Compliant
Yes (Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP)
Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater
WIA Compliant
Yes (Windows® XP)
Colour Depth
36 bit colour Processing (Input)
24 bit colour Processing (Output)
(Actual Input: 30 bit colour/Actual Output: 24 bit colour)
Resolution
Up to 19200 × 19200 dpi (interpolated) 1
Up to 600 × 2400 dpi (optical)
Scanning Speed
Colour: up to 6.02 sec.
Monochrome: up to 3.82 sec.
(A4 size in 100 × 100 dpi)
Document Size
Scanner Glass Width: Max. 215.9 mm (8.5 in.)
Scanner Glass Height: Max. 297 mm (11.7 in.)
Scanning Width
210 mm (8.26 in.)
Grey Scale
256 levels
1
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Maximum 1200 × 1200 dpi scanning when using the WIA Driver for Windows® XP (resolution up to 19200 × 19200 dpi
can be selected by using the Brother scanner utility)
Specifications
Printer
Printer Driver
D
Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP/
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition driver supporting
Brother Native Compression mode and bi-directional
capability
Brother Ink Driver
For Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater
Resolution
Up to 1200 × 6000 dpi 1
1200 × 2400 dpi
1200 × 1200 dpi
600 × 600 dpi
600 × 300 dpi
600 × 150 dpi
Print Speed
Up to 25 pages/minute (Monochrome) 2
Up to 20 pages/minute (Colour) 2
1
2
3
4
Printing Width
204 mm (209.6 mm) 3
Disk-Based Fonts
35 TrueType
Borderless
Letter, A4, A6, Photo Card, Index Card, Post Card 4
Output image quality varies based on many factors including, but not limited to input image resolution and quality and
print media.
Based on Brother standard pattern.
A4 size in draft mode.
When you set the Borderless feature to On.
See Paper type and size for each operation on page 10.
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Interfaces
USB
1
D
A USB 2.0 interface cable that is no longer than 6 feet
(2.0 m). 1 2
Your machine has a full-speed USB 2.0 interface. This interface is compatible with Hi-Speed USB 2.0; however, the
maximum data transfer rate will be 12 Mbits/s. The machine can also be connected to a computer that has a USB 1.1
interface.
2
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Third party USB ports are not supported for Macintosh®.
Specifications
Computer requirements
D
Minimum System Requirements and Supported PC Software Functions
Computer Platform Supported PC
Processor
& Operating System PC
Interface Minimum
Version
Software
Speed
Functions
Printing,
USB
Windows® 98, 98SE
Scanning,
Operating Me
Removable
System 1 2000 Professional
Disk 3
XP Home
Minimum Recommended Available Hard
RAM
RAM
Disk Space
for
for
Drivers Applications
Intel® Pentium® II 32 MB
or equivalent
64 MB
128 MB 120 MB 130 MB
256 MB
128 MB 256 MB 170 MB 220 MB
XP Professional
AMD Opteron™ 256 MB 512 MB 170 MB 220 MB
XP Professional
x64 Edition
AMD Athlon™64
Intel® Xeon™
with Intel® EM64T
Intel® Pentium™ 4
with Intel® EM64T
OS X 10.2.4
Apple®
or greater
Macintosh®
Operating
System
1
2
3
4
Printing,
USB 2
Scanning,
Removable
Disk 3
Microsoft® Internet Explore 5 or
greater.
Third party USB ports are not
supported.
PowerPC G3 128 MB 256 MB 80 MB
350MHz 4
200 MB
For the latest driver updates, access the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com
Removable disk is a function of
PhotoCapture Center™.
Power PC G3/G4/G5, Intel Core
Solo/Duo.
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Consumable items
Ink
The machine uses individual Black, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta ink
cartridges that are separate from the print head assembly.
Service Life of Ink
Cartridge
Replacement Ink Cartridges
Black - Approximately 500 pages at 5% coverage
Yellow, Cyan and Magenta - Approximately 400 pages at 5% coverage
The first time you install a set of ink cartridges the machine will
use an amount of ink to fill the ink delivery tubes for high quality
print outs. This process will only happen once. With all following
ink cartridges you can print the specified number of pages.
The above figures assume continuous printing at a resolution of
600 x 600 dpi in normal mode after installing a new ink cartridge.
The number of pages a cartridge will print may change
depending on how often you use the machine and how many
pages you print with each use.
The machine will automatically and periodically clean the print
head assembly, a process that uses a small amount of ink.
When the machine identifies a cartridge as empty there may be
a small amount of ink left in it. This is necessary to prevent air
from drying out and damaging the print head assembly.
Replacement
Consumables
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<Black> LC960BK, <Yellow> LC960Y, <Cyan> LC960C,
<Magenta> LC960M
D
E
Glossary
Brightness
Changing the Brightness makes the whole
image lighter or darker.
Contrast
Setting to compensate for dark or light
documents, by making faxes or copies of
dark documents lighter and light
documents darker.
E
Temporary settings
You can choose certain options for each
copy without changing the default
settings.
User Settings
A printed report that shows the current
settings of the machine.
Grey scale
The shades of grey available for copying
and scanning.
Help list
A printout of the complete Menu table that
you can use to program your machine
when you do not have the User's Guide
with you.
LCD (liquid crystal display)
The display screen on the machine that
shows interactive messages during OnScreen Programming and shows the date
and time when the machine is idle.
Menu mode
Programming mode for changing your
machine's settings.
OCR (optical character recognition)
The bundled ScanSoft® PaperPort® SE
with OCR or Presto!® PageManager®
software application converts an image of
text to text you can edit.
PhotoCapture Center™
Allows you to print digital photos from your
digital camera at high resolution for photo
quality printing.
PictBridge
Allows you to print photos directly from
your digital camera at high resolution for
photo quality printing.
Scanning
The process of sending an electronic
image of a paper document into your
computer.
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F
Index
A
G
Apple® Macintosh®
See Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM. ..................................................
Grey scale ............................................... 76
C
HELP
LCD messages ..................................... 65
using menu keys ............................... 65
Menu Table .......................................... 65
Cleaning
paper pick-up roller ...............................60
print head ..............................................60
printer platen .........................................59
scanner .................................................59
Consumable items ...................................80
Control panel overview ..............................4
ControlCenter
See Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM. ..................................................
Copy
color adjustment ....................................22
Enlarge/Reduce ....................................19
keys .......................................................18
multiple ..................................................18
paper .....................................................22
Quality key ............................................19
single .....................................................18
temporary settings ................................18
Copy Options key (copying)
Paper Size ............................................23
Paper Type ...........................................22
E
Envelopes ................................................14
Error messages on LCD ..........................52
Change Unable .....................................52
Clean Unable ........................................52
Init. Unable ............................................52
Ink Empty ..............................................52
Near Empty ...........................................52
No Paper Fed ........................................53
Out of Memory ......................................53
Print Unable ..........................................53
Scan Unable .........................................53
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H
I
Ink cartridges
checking ink volume ............................. 62
ink dot counter ...................................... 56
replacing ............................................... 56
L
LCD (liquid crystal display) ...................... 65
Contrast ................................................ 54
Help List ................................................. 6
Language ............................................. 54
M
Macintosh®
See Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM. ..................................................
Maintenance, routine ............................... 56
Menu Table ............................................. 65
Mode, entering
PhotoCapture ......................................... 5
Scan ....................................................... 5
P
Paper ................................................... 8, 73
capacity ................................................ 11
loading .................................................. 12
size ....................................................... 10
type ....................................................... 10
PhotoCapture Center™
Borderless ............................................ 33
CompactFlash® .................................... 25
Cropping ............................................... 32
Index
DPOF printing .......................................29
from PC
See Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM. ...............................................
Memory Stick Pro™ ..............................25
Memory Stick® ......................................25
MultiMediaCard™ .................................25
Print settings
Brightness ..........................................31
Colour enhancement .........................31
Contrast .............................................31
Paper type & size ........................ 30, 31
Print speed & quality ..........................30
Quality ................................................30
Printing images .....................................28
Printing Index ........................................28
Scan to Card .........................................33
SecureDigital™ .....................................25
specifications ........................................75
xD-Picture Card™ .................................25
PictBridge
DPOF Printing .......................................38
Print
area .......................................................16
difficulties ..............................................49
drivers ...................................................77
improving quality ............................ 60, 61
paper jams ............................................54
reports .....................................................6
resolution ..............................................77
specifications ........................................77
Programming your machine .....................65
S
Safety Instructions ................................... 46
Scanning
See Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM. .................................................
Shipping the machine .............................. 63
T
Temporary copy settings ......................... 18
Troubleshooting ....................................... 49
checking ink volume ............................. 62
error messages on LCD ....................... 52
if you are having difficulty
copying .............................................. 51
PhotoCapture Center™ ..................... 51
printing .............................................. 49
scanning ............................................ 51
software ............................................. 51
paper jam ............................................. 54
print quality ..................................... 60, 61
W
Windows®
See Software User's Guide on the
CD-ROM. .................................................
Q
Quality key (copying) ...............................18
R
Reducing
copies ...................................................19
Reports
Help List ..................................................6
how to print .............................................6
User Settings ..........................................6
Resolution
copy ......................................................74
print .......................................................77
scan ......................................................76
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