Panasonic KXP7500 Operating Instructions

Panasonic KXP7500 Operating Instructions
Laser Printer
Operating Instructions
Model No.
KX-P7510
KX-P7500
≥ This manual describes for the Panasonic KX-P7500/KX-P7510 with Network Card KX-PNB2 Laser Printer.
≥ Please carefully read the Operating Instructions and the KX-PNB2 User’s Guide before operating.
Keep this CD-ROM in the protective case.
Do not expose the CD-ROM to direct sunlight or extreme heat and do not scratch or smudge the surface
of the CD-ROM.
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Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic Laser Printer.
KX-P7500
• The KX-P7500 comes standard with 20 MB RAM and one 500-sheet cassette.
KX-P7510
• The KX-P7510 comes standard with network card (KX-PNB2). Install the network
utilities (Network Setup Tool) for network printing.
The serial number is located on the label on the rear of the unit. For your convenience, record the
number below and keep this book along with your proof of purchase, in the event of a theft or for
future reference.
MODEL NO.
NAME OF RESELLER
SERIAL NO.
DATE OF PURCHASE
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Panasonic has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
(ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.)
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• Apple®, AppleTalk®, LocalTalk®, LaserWriter®, Macintosh®, and TrueType® are registered
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Times and Helvetica are trademarks of Linotype-Hell AG and/or its subsidiaries.
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Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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The instructions are subject to change without notice.
© Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. 2000
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FOR USERS IN UNITED STATES
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user may find the booklet “Something About Interference” available from FCC local regional offices
helpful.
FCC Warning: To assure continued FCC emission limit compliance, the user must use the
recommended shielded interfacing cable when connecting to a host computer. Also, any unauthorized
changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s authority to operate this device.
Technical Support Calls
If you have read this manual and tried the troubleshooting procedures and you are still having difficulty,
please contact the reseller from which the unit was purchased. You may also call the end user technical
support telephone number which is operational during East Coast business hours (9:00 AM to 7:00 PM).
The end user technical support number is 1-800-PANASYS.
This number is available within the U.S. only.
Helpful Phone Numbers
To locate your nearest sales dealer
To order consumables
To order operating instructions/CD’s
To locate your nearest authorized service center
For technical support
Automated 24-hour support via Fax back
World Wide Web Technical & Driver Support
CALL 1-800-742-8086
CALL 1-800-833-9626
CALL 1-800-833-9626
CALL 1-800-726-2797
CALL 1-800-PANASYS
CALL 1-800-PANASYS
http://www.panasonic.com/
office/printer
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End-user license agreement
THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PANASONIC. CAREFULLY READ ALL THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT PRIOR TO OPENING THE PACKET OF SOFTWARE
PROGRAM. OPENING THE PACKET INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, return the unopened packet and the other
components of the Panasonic product to the place of purchase and your money will be refunded. No refunds
will be given for the products that have an opened packet or missing components.
1. COPYRIGHT:
Panasonic has the right to license or has been granted to license the enclosed Software Program
(“SOFTWARE”), developed and copyrighted by Kyushu Matsushita Electric Co., Ltd. or its licensor
(“Licensor”). You acknowledge that you are receiving only a LIMITED LICENSE TO USE the SOFTWARE
and related documentation, and that you shall obtain no title, ownership nor any other rights in or to the
SOFTWARE and related documentation, all of which title and rights shall remain with Licensor and
Panasonic.
2. LICENSE:
(1) You have the non-exclusive rights to use the SOFTWARE on your computer. (2) If you wish to use the
SOFTWARE in your network, you may install the SOFTWARE into a network server and/or its clients and
use the copies of SOFTWARE in your network. (3) You may make reasonable quantities of copies of the
SOFTWARE solely for backup or archival purposes. (4) You may not rent or lease the SOFTWARE, but you
may transfer your right under this License Agreement on a permanent basis, provided that you transfer this
Agreement, all copies of the SOFTWARE, all related documentation and your Panasonic product, and the
recipient thereof agrees to the terms of this Agreement. (5) You may not reverse engineer, decompile or
disassemble the SOFTWARE, except that in European Union and European Free Trade Association, you
may have the limited right to reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the SOFTWARE solely to the
extent specifically permitted by the terms and conditions of Article 6 of the European Community’s Directive
for the Legal Protection of Computer Programs, OJL 122/42 (17 May 1991). (6) You may not use, copy,
modify, alter or transfer the SOFTWARE, any copy thereof or its related documentation, in whole or in part,
except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
3. TERM:
This license is effective until terminated. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying the
SOFTWARE and related documentation and all copies thereof. This license will also terminate if you fail to
comply with any term or condition of this Agreement. Upon such termination, you agree to destroy all
copies of the SOFTWARE and related documentation.
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4. LIMITED WARRANTY:
Within ninety (90) days of your receipt of the SOFTWARE, Panasonic warrants that the storage media on
which the SOFTWARE are furnished is free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal use,
and that it will repair or at its option replace any defective media at no charge to you, provided that such
defective media is returned to Panasonic within such ninety (90) days period.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, NEITHER PANASONIC NOR PANASONIC’S SUPPLIER MAKES OR
PASSES ON TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, NEITHER
PANASONIC NOR PANASONIC’S SUPPLIER WARRANTS THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL BE ERRORFREE OR THAT IT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. NEITHER PANASONIC NOR PANASONIC’S
SUPPLIER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SUCH
PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Contents
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End-user license agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
For your safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Power source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Laser safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ozone release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Moving the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Caution labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 1
Before You
Start
Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Static electricity damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Interface cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Waste disposal method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Features of the KX-P7500 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Model description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
High quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
High speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Easy operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Networking capability (for KX-P7510) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Local port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Other functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
With a Windows computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
With a Macintosh computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Minimum space requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Power source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Front side view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Rear side view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Overview of the operator panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Operator panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operator panel display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Contents
Chapter 2
Setting up
the Printer
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Preparing the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Installing the toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Loading media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
About media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Loading paper in the 1st cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Loading paper in the MP (Multi-Purpose) tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Loading transparencies in the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Loading envelopes in the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Loading labels in the MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Connecting the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Using a parallel interface cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using a network cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Connecting the power cord and power on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Printing the test page from the operator panel . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Chapter 3
Installing
Software for
Windows
Installing the printer driver (PCL Printer Driver) . . . . . . . . . . .49
Installing the printer driver for Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0 . 49
Installing the printer driver for Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Installing the additional software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Installing the Status Display for Windows 95/Windows 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Installing the PostScript driver for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Installing the PostScript driver for Windows 95/Windows 98 . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Installing the PostScript driver for Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Removing the KX-P7500 Series software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Chapter 4
Using the
Printer
Using the operator panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Operator panel menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Changing printer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Overview of the printer menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
PRINTING MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
CONFIG MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
JOB MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
TEST MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
I/O MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
PCL MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
PS II MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Using the printer driver (PCL Printer Driver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Displaying the KX-P7500 Series properties windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using the KX-P7500 Series printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Overlay printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Contents
Chapter 4
Using the
Printer
Chapter 5
Care and
Maintenance
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Manual Feed printing from MP tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Both side (Duplex) printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Menu setting procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Paper orientation for printing both sides of paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Maintaining the toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Toner cartridge life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Distributing the toner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Cleaning the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Cleaning the main unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Cleaning LSU (Laser Scanning Unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Clearing paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
General printing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Poor print quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Macintosh problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
PS (PostScript) problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Operator panel messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Repacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Chapter 6
Options
Upgrade options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Removing and replacing the printer cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Installing additional printer memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Installing DRAM SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Installing a PostScript SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Installing a PS SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Installing a Network Card for Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Installing an IrDA/RS-232C interface kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Installing the 2nd feeder (500 pages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Contents
Chapter 7
For
Macintosh
User’s
Guide
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Printing a document using PS Option in Macintosh . . . . . . .166
Removing the printer cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Installing a PostScript SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Installing PS SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Installing a Network Card for Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Installing a LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Kit contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Replacing the printer cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Connecting network cables (For Network Printing) . . . . . . .180
Connecting the LocalTalk cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Installing software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Installing LaserWriter printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Installing the PS driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Printing from Macintosh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
The Page Setup dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
The Print dialog box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
Appendix
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Bi-directional parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
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For your safety
General
Warning
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or any type of moisture.
Caution
• Do not open covers and do not attempt to repair the unit yourself. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel.
Power source
Warning
• The power source voltage of this unit is listed on the nameplate. Only plug the unit into an outlet
with the proper voltage.
• When you operate this equipment, the outlet should be near the equipment and accessible.
• To ensure safe operation the AC cord supplied must be inserted into standard three-prong AC
outlet which is effectively grounded (earthed) through the normal wiring.
• The fact that the equipment operates satisfactorily does not imply that the power point is
grounded (earthed) and that the installation is completely safe. For your safety, if in any doubt
about the effective grounding (earthing) of the power point, consult a qualified electrician.
• If the plug cannot be inserted into the AC outlet, contact a licensed electrician to replace the outlet
with a properly grounded (earthed) one. Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding (earthing)
plug (ex. do not use a conversion plug).
Laser safety
Caution
• This printer utilizes a laser. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Ozone release
Warning
• Make sure that the printer is installed in a well ventilated room so as not to increase density of
ozone in the air. Since ozone is heavier than air, it is recommended that air at floor level be
ventilated.
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Moving the unit
The printer weighs approximately 17 kg {37.4 lbs.}. The back of the printer should be facing you
when you move it. Turn the power off and remove the power cord when handling the unit.
Caution labels
(220–240 VAC equipment)
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
KLASSE 1 LASER PRODUKT
CLASSE 1 LASER PRODUIT
CLASE 1 LÁSER PRODUCTO
Laser diode properties
Laser output
: 5 mW max
Wavelength
: 780 nm
Emission duration : Continuous
12
CAUTION : HOT SURFACE
ATTENTION : TEMPERATURE ELEVEE
VORSICHT : HEISS
PRECACION/ATTENZIONE : ALTA TEMPERATURA
13
FOR USERS IN U.K.
IMPORTANT:
FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY
This printer is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug each for your safety and convenience.
A 13 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that the
replacement fuse has a rating of 13 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
ASA
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A
replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local Panasonic Dealer.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR
HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF
SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS
INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMP SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring code as shown below.
If in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code.
Green-and-Yellow: Earth
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wire in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows.
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter E or by the Earth symbol
, or coloured GREEN or GREEN-ANDYELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with
the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with
the letter L or coloured RED.
How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.
SCREWDRIVER
FUSE COVER
L
FUSE
N
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Before You Start
Chapter 1
Before You Start
Before you set up your new printer, please read the following information.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
“Cautions” l page 15.
“Features of the KX-P7500 Series” l page 17.
“System requirements” l page 19.
“Minimum space requirements” on page 20.
“Power source” l page 20.
“Unpacking” l page 21.
“Overview of the operator panel” l page 23.
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Cautions
To avoid problems, do not use the equipment under the following conditions:
• Areas of poor ventilation
• Areas of high dust or chemical
• Direct exposure to sunlight
• Extremely high or low temperature
[temperature range: 10˚C to 32.5˚C (50˚F to 90.5˚F)]
fume concentration (solvent etc.)
• Extremely high or low humidity (humidity range: 30% to
80% RH)
• Condensation due to rapid change of temperature
\
• Do not keep liquids near the printer.
• Unstable or unlevel surfaces • Directly in front of air
conditioning vents
Accidental spills of liquid into the
printer can cause severe damage.
Not genuine toner
• Too much media/document
which exceeds the limit mark
on the guide of the tray.
• Top/Rear covers opened
while the printer is operating;
it may cause a media jam.
• Any toner other than genuine
Panasonic toner. It may
damage the printer.
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Before You Start
CD-ROM
To prevent accidental damage to the CD-ROM:
• Do not touch or write on the
surface of the disc.
• Do not leave the disc out of
the protective case.
• Do not place heavy objects on the disc case
or drop the case.
• Do not leave the disc in
direct sunlight or near heat
sources.
• To clean the disc, hold the disc by its edges
and wipe it from the center to the edges with
a dry, soft cloth.
Static electricity damage
To prevent static electricity damage to any of the following components, touch a grounded metal
surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
• The interface connectors—parallel, network, RS-232C, LocalTalk, and IrDA
• Electrical components, connectors inside the printer, any components on the optional board
(network card*1, LocalTalk/RS-232C interface card, IrDA/RS-232C interface card or SIMMs)
• The connector pins on the optional cassette for the printer
*1 Option for KX-P7500.
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Before You Start
Interface cable
Always use a shielded cable. Use of an unshielded cable can result in radio interference with data.
Waste disposal method
Waste material may be dumped or incinerated under conditions which meet national and local
environmental regulations.
Features of the KX-P7500 Series
The KX-P7500 Series provides fast, high-quality monochrome printing on plain paper, plus the ease
of operation and high performance you expect from a laser printer, including the following.
Model description
KX-P7500
• The KX-P7500 comes standard with 20 MB RAM and one 500-sheet cassette.
KX-P7510
• The KX-P7510 comes standard with network card (KX-PNB2). Install the
network utilities (Network Setup Tool) for network printing. Refer to KX-PNB2
Quick installation guide.
High quality
• Resolution—600 x 600 dpi, 1200 dpi class with smoothing technology
High speed
• Continuous printing
from 1st cassette
Letter: Maximum 17 PPM (pages per minute)
A4:
Maximum 16 PPM
from MP tray
Maximum 12 PPM
Easy operation
• Printer driver—easily prints monochrome documents
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Before You Start
Networking capability (for KX-P7510)
• Supports 100 Base-TX and 10 Base-T
• Supports the following operating systems
— Windows® 95*1/Windows® 98*2/Windows NT 4.0*3
— Netware 3.X/Netware 4.X/Netware 5.0
— Macintosh
— UNIX
• Supports the following Print Protocols
— Windows IP Peer-to-Peer Printing
— Windows IPX Peer-to-Peer Printing
— Windows DLC Peer-to-Peer Printing
— LPR
—PSERVER
— Netware Printing (PSERVER/RPRINTER in NDS and/or Bindery Mode)
• Supports the following Network Protocols
— TCP/IP
—IPX/SPX
—DLC/LLC
— AppleTalk
—DHCP
—BOOTP
— RARP
—SNMP/MIB
—HTTP
*1 Microsoft® Windows® 95 operating system (hereafter Windows 95)
*2 Microsoft® Windows® 98 operating system (hereafter Windows 98)
*3 Microsoft® Windows NT® Workstation operating system, and Microsoft® Windows NT® Server
network operating system Version 4.0 (hereafter Windows NT 4.0)
Local port
• IEEE 1284 compliant
NOTE
• An ECP compatible parallel port supports Windows® 95/Windows® 98. To turn on the ECP
mode, use the computer’s BIOS setup. Refer to the computer’s documentation for details.
Other functions
• Built in Duplex function (printing both sides of paper)
• Emulation—PCL6, PS2 (option)
• Saving—Energy, Toner
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Before You Start
System requirements
You can use the printer in a networked environment and print from a PC compatible computer
running Windows or from a Macintosh computer.
With a Windows computer
The minimum hardware configuration required to use the printer with an IBM PC or compatible
includes:
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•
•
•
An IBM PC or compatible computer with a 486 processor or higher
Windows 3.1, 3.11*1, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT® 4.0*2 (Intel only)
Appropriate interface cables for your network or printer connection
8 MB of RAM for Windows 3.1, 3.11 (16 MB recommended for some applications) or 16 MB for
Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0
• 20 MB available hard-disk space
• CD-ROM Drive
*1 Microsoft® Windows® operating system Version 3.1 or 3.11 (hereafter Windows 3.1, 3.11)
*2 Service Pack 3 or later version is required.
With a Macintosh computer
The minimum hardware configuration required to use the printer with a Macintosh computer is:
•
•
•
•
Mac OS 7.5X, 7.6X, 8.X, 9.0
Appropriate interface cables for your network and printer connection.
CD-ROM Drive
Network Card for Ethernet (Page 150) or LocalTalk/RS-232C interface card (Page 175)
You can connect KX-P7510 to Macintosh computer directly, though KX-P7500 needs either of the
optional cards, Ethernet network card or LocalTalk/RS-232C interface card.
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Before You Start
Minimum space requirements
12" (300 mm)
enough space to allow
opening of the rear cover
8" (200 mm)
enough space
for ventilation
12" (300 mm)
enough space to allow
opening of the top cover
and replacement of the
toner cartridge
4" (100 mm)
24"
(600 mm)
20" (500 mm)
enough space so that
cassette can be removed
10" (254 mm)
Power source
• The voltage level of the power source must not vary more than ±10% from the voltage level
marked on the nameplate (located on the back of the unit).
• Do not use an extension cord.
• Do not use a line conditioner, transient suppressor or surge protector as it may cause a machine
error.
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Before You Start
Unpacking
Make sure that all of the items shown below were provided and have not been damaged. Report
damage or shortages to the reseller from which the unit was purchased. Page 2 includes an area
for recording important information such as the name of reseller, serial number, and date of
purchase.
1. Printer
2. Toner cartridge
3. KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM
(includes Printer & Network card Software, Operating Manual and Acrobat Reader)
4. Power cord
5. Setup Guide
6. KX-PNB2 Network Card for Ethernet Quick Installation Guide (KX-P7510 only)
1
2
3
4
5
6
NOTES
• Save the original carton and packing materials for future shipping and transporting of the unit.
They have been specifically designed to protect the equipment during shipment.
• A printer cable is not included in the package items.
• Cable specifications:
The parallel cable should be compatible with the Centronics® parallel interface and IEEE
standard 1284.
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Before You Start
Front side view
The following illustration shows the front view of your printer and indicates the various main elements.
Output tray
(see page 130)
Top cover
(see page 28)
MP (Multipurpose) tray
(see page 36)
Print prevention sensor
(It prevents the printer
from printing when 250
sheets of paper are piled
up on the top output bin.)
Operator panel
(see page 23)
Power switch
(see page 45)
1st cassette
(1st tray)
(see page 31)
Paper level indicator *
* a window showing paper level
LSU (Laser
Scanning Unit)
cleaner (When
the top cover is
opened)
(see page 108)
Rear side view
The following illustration shows the rear view of your printer and indicates the various main elements.
Rear cover
(see page 118)
Parallel interface
connector
(see page 43)
AC inlet
(see page 45)
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Before You Start
Overview of the operator panel
The operator panel, on the front right side of your printer, has a 2-line
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and eight buttons.
Operator panel display
ON LINE/
CONTINUE
MENU
Operator panel buttons
ITEM
ENTER/
CANCEL
NOTE
• The LCD message display
VALUE
tilts up for easy viewing.
ON LINE/CONTINUE button indicates a present activity of the printer.
Light Color
Green
(Ready)
Orange
(Error)
Light State
The Printer is ...
On
Online
Off
Offline
Blinking
Processing information
On
In Non-recoverable error state
• Solve the problems for the error message, by going through
check lists and tests.
Blinking
In recoverable error state
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Operator panel buttons
Use the eight operator panel buttons to open a menu, scroll through a list of values, change printer
settings, and respond to printer messages. The following table describes the functions of each
button.
Button
ON LINE/CONTINUE
ON LINE/
CONTINUE
Function
• Places the printer either online or offline.
• Allows the printer, to continue printing when the printer is in
recoverable error state (Orange/Blinking).
ENTER/CANCEL
• Cancels the print job that the printer is processing when the printer is
online.
ENTER/
CANCEL
• Saves the selected value for that item when the printer is offline.
• Cycles through the operator panel menus.
MENU
2: previous menu, 1: next menu
MENU
• Cycles through the selected menu’s items.
ITEM
2: previous item, 1: next item
ITEM
• Cycles through the selected menu item’s values.
VALUE
s: previous value, r: next value
VALUE
Operator panel display
The display shows printer setting menus/items/values, error messages and status messages.
To change printer settings, see page 72.
For information about error messages and status messages, see page 126.
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Setting up the Printer
Chapter 2
Setting up the Printer
This chapter describes setting up the KX-P7500 Series, connecting it to a PC compatible computer,
and powering on the printer. It also includes instructions on loading paper, guidelines for using the
MP (Multi-Purpose) tray and printing the test page.
The general steps for setting up the printer are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
“Preparing the printer” l page 26.
“Installing the toner cartridge” l page 28.
“Loading media” l page 30.
“Connecting the printer” l page 42.
“Connecting the power cord and power on” l page 45.
“Printing the test page from the operator panel” l page 46.
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Setting up the Printer
Preparing the printer
During the storage and transport of your printer, adhesive tape is used to block some of the
elements that may move or open unexpectedly and consequently be damaged.
1
Before connecting up your printer and starting to use it, you must therefore
remove all the adhesive tapes.
2
Slide the cassette out of the printer.
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Setting up the Printer
3
Remove the packaging material from the cassette.
4
Slide the cassette completely into the printer.
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Setting up the Printer
Installing the toner cartridge
1
Remove the toner cartridge from its packaging.
CAUTION
• To prevent the toner cartridge from damages:
—Do not remove the toner cartridge from its packaging until you are ready to use it.
—Do not expose the toner cartridge to light for more than 3 minutes, it could damage the
cartridge.
—Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight.
—Do not open the shutter or touch the green drum surface inside the cartridge.
NOTE
• Save all packaging material for shipping purpose.
2
Open the top cover of the printer by pressing the button on right side of the
printer.
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Setting up the Printer
3
Rotate the toner cartridge and gently shake it from side to side about 10
times in the directions of the arrows to distribute the toner evenly inside the
cartridge.
4
a) Position the toner cartridge as shown with the arrow on the toner
cartridge pointing to the back of the printer. Slide the toner cartridge into
the printer as far as it will go.
b) Push the toner cartridge to set it properly as shown below.
Arrow
a
b
Push here
5
Close the top cover.
NOTES
• If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash clothing in cold water.
• When printing text at 5% coverage, a toner cartridge lasts an average of 8000 pages in
simplex mode.
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Setting up the Printer
Loading media
Your printer has the 1st cassette that can hold up to 500 sheets of paper and the MP (MultiPurpose) tray that can hold up to 100 sheets of paper, 30 transparencies or 10 envelopes.
For detailed information about media, see page 193.
About media
■ For the 1st cassette
Media
Laser paper
Description
One-sided printing:
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.)
Duplex printing:
75 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lbs.)
■ For the MP tray
Media
Laser paper
Description
One-sided printing:
60 to 160 g/m2 (16 to 43 lbs.)
Duplex printing*1:
75 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lbs.)
Transparency
3M CG3300
Labels
AVERY 5160, AVERY 5161, AVERY 5162, AVERY
5163, AVERY 5660, AVERY 5661, AVERY 5662,
AVERY 5663 (30 labels or less per sheet)
Envelope
60 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.)
Cardstock
Up to 160 g/m2 (43 lbs.)
*1 When you perform the duplex printing, you should not expect the same print quality and reliability
that you get with one-sided printing.
For notes and detailed media specification, see “Media” on page 193.
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Setting up the Printer
Loading paper in the 1st cassette
NOTE
• The directions for loading paper in the OPT cassette of 2nd feeder differ from these directions
(see page 160).
1
Pull the cassette completely out of the printer.
2
To load the paper of the Legal or Folio (24 lbs., 90 g/m2) size into the
cassette, push down the green lever on the left side of the cassette to lock it
into the small hole under the slot.
Cassette
Green lever
NOTES
• If the cassette is not properly adjusted, the printer might display an error message or
paper might jam.
• To reset the green lever,
a) Lift the green lever.
b) Release it into the slot.
b
Green lever
a
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Setting up the Printer
3
Squeeze the back of the length guide and slide it to the desired paper size
until it clicks into place.
The paper sizes are indicated on the bottom of the cassette.
Length guide
4
Lift the rear right guide and slide it to match the width of the paper.
The paper sizes are indicated on the bottom of the cassette.
Rear right guide
5
Squeeze the width guide and slide it to the far right side of the cassette.
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Setting up the Printer
6
Press down on the metal plate until it clicks, locking it in place.
7
Fan the paper, and then tap it on a level surface to avoid paper jams or
skewed printing.
NOTE
• Reusing media that has been fed through the printer once (for example, after jams) can
reduce the life of the consumables and paper path components.
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Setting up the Printer
8
Place the paper against the rear side of the cassette and against the left
side of the cassette carefully to prevent any damage to the corner of the
paper by the tab.
Tab
Limit mark line
(F
ro
nt
)
Printing side (down)
NOTES
• Do not fold or crease the paper.
• Place the paper with the recommended print side face down.
• Do not exceed the limit mark line on the cassette when the paper is held up.
• Do not mix different types or thicknesses of media in the cassette at one time; this may
cause a jam.
9
Squeeze the width guide and slide it to the left until it lightly rests against the
edge of the paper.
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Setting up the Printer
10
Make sure the paper is set below the tab on the cassette.
11
Gently slide the cassette back into the printer. The printer automatically
senses the size of paper loaded if the cassette is adjusted correctly.
CAUTION
• The cassette weighs approximately 4.7 kg {10.3 lbs.} when it is fully loaded. Hold it carefully with
both hands as shown below.
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Setting up the Printer
Loading paper in the MP (Multi-Purpose) tray
MP tray provides a convenient way to print envelopes, transparencies, or other type of media
without having to unload the other tray.
For detailed information on media, see “Media” on page 193.
NOTE
• Reusing media that has been fed through the printer (for example, after jams) can reduce the life
of the consumables and paper path components.
1
Open the MP tray and extend the tray by sliding it outward.
MP tray
2
Fan the paper, and then tap it on a level surface to avoid paper jams or
skewed printing.
NOTE
• Do not fold or crease the paper.
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Setting up the Printer
3
Place the paper against the side of the MP tray with the recommended print
side face up and the top edge going in first toward the printer as shown.
Limit mark line
Printing side (up)
NOTE
• Do not exceed the limit mark line on the paper guide.
4
Adjust the paper guide to the size of the paper inserted by pushing the
guide.
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Setting up the Printer
Loading transparencies in the MP tray
Transparencies automatically feed from the MP tray. Some brand of transparencies may require
manual feeding. The MP tray is a tray that holds the transparencies of A4 or Letter, including up to
30 sheets.
NOTES
• Use only transparencies recommended for use in laser printers.
• The recommended transparency is 3M CG3300. If the print quality is poor, try printing on the
other side.
• Place transparencies on a flat surface to cool after removing them from the printer.
• You cannot load transparencies from the cassettes. Use the MP tray for loading transparencies.
For the MP tray, load the transparencies with side-to-be-printed facing up, and the top toward the
printer.
Printing side (up)
NOTES
• Because transparencies are heavier than paper, do not load the trays to capacity.
• Remove each transparency from the output bin before printing another.
• Select “TRANSPARENCY” from Paper Type List Box of the printer driver.
For transparency specifications, see page page 197.
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Setting up the Printer
Loading envelopes in the MP tray
Many types of envelopes can be printed from the MP tray or the OPT cassette. The types of
envelopes are COM-10, MONARCH, DL, C5 and C6 (60 to 90 g/m2[16 to 24 lbs.]). The printer will
automatically feed up to 10 envelopes. Printing performance depends on the construction of the
envelope.
NOTES
• Always test a few sample envelopes before purchasing large quantities.
• Select THICK paper from Paper Type List Box of the printer driver for better quality.
• For best performance, use envelopes made from 75 g/m2 (20 lbs. bond) paper.
• Do not use envelopes that:
— Are damaged in any way.
— Use metal claps, string ties, metal folding bars.
— Contain windows, holes, cutouts or embossing.
— Have exposed flap adhesive when the flap is in the sealed or closed position.
For envelope specifications, see page 199.
1
Open the MP tray and extend the tray by sliding it outward.
MP tray
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Setting up the Printer
2
Load up to 10 envelopes in the left side of MP tray with the side-to-be
printed facing up, and the postage-end toward the printer.
ic
Panason
Printing side (up)
3
Adjust the guide to touch the envelope stack without bending the envelopes.
ic
Panason
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Setting up the Printer
4
Set the source item in the properties window to Manual or MP (see
page 98).
5
Select “THICK” from Paper Type List Box of the printer driver.
NOTES
• Do not use an envelope curled down side, refer to the figure left below.
• When wrinkle occurs, try printing with the envelope flap tucked in as shown right below.
To load envelopes from the OPT cassette, see page 160.
Loading labels in the MP tray
Labels automatically feed from the MP tray.
NOTES
• About the available labels, see page 197.
• Use full label sheet. Partial sheets may cause labels to peel off during printing, resulting in a
paper jam.
• Avoid printing labels if the temperature is too high; doing so may damage consumables. The
adhesive material should be stable at 205°C (400°F), the printer’s maximum temperature.
• Do not use labels that have the backing sheet exposed.
• Do not print on both sides of labels.
• Select “THICK” from Paper Type List Box of the printer driver.
You cannot load labels from the cassettes. Use the MP tray for loading labels.
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Setting up the Printer
For the MP tray, load the labels with the side-to-be-printed facing up, and the short edge toward the
printer. Print a stack of 25 labels from the MP tray.
Printing side (up)
Connecting the printer
Using a parallel interface cable
To print directly from an IBM compatible computer, you need to connect your printer to the computer
with a parallel interface cable.
If you do not have a parallel interface cable, you will need to purchase one from your local computer
store or dealer (see “Bi-directional parallel interface” on page 203).
NOTE
• Use a shielded bi-directional parallel interface cable.
1
Make sure the printer and the computer to which it is to be connected are
turned off and disconnected from the AC outlet.
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Setting up the Printer
2
Connect the appropriate end of the parallel interface cable into the parallel
interface connector on the rear of the printer.
3
Push the clip at each end of the connector down into the notches on the
plug as shown.
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Setting up the Printer
4
Connect the other end of the parallel interface cable into the appropriate
parallel connector on your computer and tighten the screw.
MIDI/GAME
LINE
OUT
LINE
IN
PHONE
LINE
NOTE
• The actual connector on the computer may differ depending on the manufacturer of the computer.
Using a network cable
If you use KX-P7510 or KX-P7500 with the installed optional network card KX-PNB2, you can
connect your printer to an Ethernet 10/100 Base-T network.
NOTE
• Use Category 5 shielded twisted pair cable with RJ-45 connector.
1
2
Make sure the printer and the computer are turned off.
Connect a shielded twisted pair network cable to the RJ-45 port on the rear
of the printer.
RJ-45 port
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Setting up the Printer
3
To setup the printer for the network, see the KX-PNB2 Network Card for
Ethernet Quick Installation Guide.
Connecting the power cord and power on
1
Connect the appropriate end of the power cord supplied to the connector on
the rear of the printer.
2
3
Connect the other end into a suitable AC outlet.
Power the printer on by pressing the power switch.
You will hear some movement inside the printer, then “READY” is displayed on the operator
panel display. The printer is ready for printing.
Power switch
Operator panel display
NOTE
• When you power on your system for the first time, if “New Hardware Found” is displayed on the
computer screen, close the window, and install the printing software using the procedure
described in “Installing the printer driver” on page 49.
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Setting up the Printer
Printing the test page from the operator panel
Print a menu map page to make sure the printer is operating correctly.
For instructions of buttons on the operator panel, see page 23.
1
Make sure “READY” appears on the display.
READY
2
Press ON LINE/CONTINUE button.
“OFFLINE” appears on the display and the printer is off-line.
0F FL I NE
3
Press MENU button
or MENU button
until “TEST MENU” is displayed.
TES T
MENU
4
Press ITEM button
or ITEM button
until “SELFTEST” is displayed.
SEL FTEST
5
Press ENTER/CANCEL button to print.
“PRINTING PCL6” appears and remains on the display until the page prints.
The printer returns to the Ready state after printing.
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Setting up the Printer
The test page is printed as shown below.
Laser Printer
KX-P7500 Series
Menu Map
PRINTING MENU
PAPER = LETTER
MP SIZE = A4
COPIES = 1
ORIENT = P
TRAY = AUTO
T-MARGIN = 0.0
L-MARGIN = 0.0
DUPLEX = OFF
AUTO CR = LF
WIDE A4 = OFF
QUALITY = 600
CONFIG MENU
JOB MENU
EMUL = AUTO
LOCKTRAY = NONE
PWR SAVE = OFF
AUTOCONT = ON
TON.SAVE = OFF
JAM RECV. = ON
ORT MODE = ENHANCE
TIMEOUT = 15
DENSITY = MEDIUM
PAP.TYPE = NORMAL
MENU CLR
MOPT = ON
TONERLOW = STOP
FUSER CLEAN
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Chapter 3
Installing Software for Windows
This chapter describes installing software.
Software
Supported OS
PCL Printer Driver
Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0/Windows 3.1, 3.11
Status Display
Windows 95/Windows 98
PostScript Printer Driver
Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0/Mac OS
Network Utilities*
Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0
* A software is sometimes used to configure the network. For instructions on how to install Network
Utilities, refer to Network Card KX-PNB2 Quick Installation Guide.
For successful printing using the PostScript Printer Driver, you need to install the optional PS SIMM.
The general steps for installing the KX-P7500 Series software from the CD-ROM are:
•
•
•
•
•
“Installing the printer driver” (PCL Printer Driver) l page 49
“Installing the additional software” (Status Display) l page 53
“Installing the PostScript driver for Windows 95/Windows 98” l page 55
“Installing the PostScript driver for Windows NT 4.0” l page 61
“Removing the KX-P7500 Series software” l page 69
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If you are setting up a printer that will be shared by many users, and you would like to make the
printer drivers available to others, you can exit the installer program and manually copy the printer
drivers and files from the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM to the location of your choice. Use this
method, for example, to copy printer drivers to a server on your network, or to a floppy disk.
NOTE
• Windows 95/Windows 98 Plug and Play specifies the automatic detection of any new hardware
installed on your computer. If your printer is connected to the computer via the parallel port and it
is powered on when your computer is restarted, a window indicating new hardware has been
detected will appear, prompting you to install the manufacturer’s software. In this case, see
page 51.
Installing the printer driver (PCL Printer Driver)
To set up the printer as a PCL6 printer you must install the PCL Printer Driver for Windows. This file
is included on the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM.
Installing the printer driver for Windows 95/Windows 98/Windows NT 4.0
If autorun is enabled on your computer, when the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM is inserted in the CDROM drive the installer runs automatically, allowing you to specify which files to install on your
computer.
NOTE
• If autorun is not enabled, you can run the installer by double-clicking the CD-ROM drive icon in
My Computer, or by double-clicking the Setup.exe file in the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM.
To install the printer driver:
1
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
The installer is launched automatically.
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2
In the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window, click English and click the
PCL Printer Driver from the installation options.
3
Click [NextÃ].
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4
Click [Finish].
5
Click Exit.
■ Using Plug and Play
For Windows 95
1
2
Turn on the printer.
When the “READY” is displayed on the operator panel, turn on the computer
and start Windows 95.
The Update Device Driver Wizard window is displayed.
3
4
5
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
Click [NextÃ].
Click [Finish].
The Insert Disk window is displayed.
6
Click [OK] to close the Insert Disk window.
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7
8
9
Click [Browse...].
Select your CD-ROM driver and click [OK].
Click [OK].
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window is displayed.
10
Follow Step 2 through 4 on page 50 to complete the installation.
After installation, restart your system.
NOTE
• The Plug and Play installation procedure varies depending on the version of Windows 95. Refer to
Help in Windows 95.
For Windows 98
1
2
Turn on the printer.
When the “READY” is displayed on the operator panel, turn on the computer
and start Windows 98.
The Add New Hardware Wizard window is displayed.
3
4
5
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
6
7
Click [NextÃ].
Click [NextÃ].
Click on ( ✔ ) the CD-ROM driver check box, and click off the other item’s
check box.
Click [NextÃ].
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window is displayed.
8
Follow Step 2 through 4 on page 50 to complete the installation.
After installation, restart your system.
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Installing the printer driver for Windows 3.1
To install the printer driver:
1
2
3
4
5
6
Start Windows and exit any applications that start automatically.
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
Click File menu from the Program Manager window and click Run....
Click [Browse...] and select your CD-ROM drive from the [Drives:] box.
Select setup16.exe, and click [OK].
Click [OK].
The installer starts. The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window is displayed.
7
Follow Step 2 through 4 on page 50 to complete the installation.
Installing the additional software
Installing the Status Display for Windows 95/Windows 98
The Status Display is a program which shows the current printer status.
NOTE
• The Status Display supports only Windows 95 and Windows 98.
To install the Status Display:
1
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
The installer is launched automatically.
2
In the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window, select the Status Display
from the installation options.
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3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
NOTE
• If autorun is not enabled, you can run the installer by double-clicking the CD-ROM drive icon in
My Computer, or by double-clicking the Setup.exe file in the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM.
To run the Status Display:
The Status Display is a program which shows the current printer status.
NOTE
• You can not monitor the printer status which is connected by network.
1
Click [Start], select Programs, Panasonic, Panasonic KX-P7500 Series,
and then click Status Display.
The Status Display window is displayed and the Status Display icon appears in the system
tray.
Status Display icon
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Installing the PostScript driver for Windows
For successful printing using the PostScript Printer Driver, you need to install the optional PS SIMM.
Before installing the PostScript Printer Driver, make sure the optional PS SIMM is installed in the
printer.
CAUTION
• If you use PostScript Printer Driver without the optional PS SIMM installed, the printer prints out
many pages of characters.
Installing the PostScript driver for Windows 95/Windows 98
To install the PostScript Printer Driver for Windows 95/Windows 98:
1
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
The installer is launched automatically.
2
In the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window, click English and click the
PostScript Printer Driver from the installation options.
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3
Click [NextÃ].
4
Click [NextÃ].
• If you are printing in the parallel interface, select “Local printer”.
• If you are printing on the network, select “Local printer” and finish installing the printer
driver, then refer to Network Card KX-PNB2 Quick Installation Guide for network
configuration.
NOTE
• If you are a client and printing through Windows or NetWare server on the network, you
can install the printer driver by selecting “Network printer”.
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5
Click [Have\Disk...], and click on the Browse “X*1:\English*2\Ps\Win95_98”
and [OK], and then [OK].
*1CD-ROM drive name differs depending on your computer.
*2Select a language from English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol or Italiano.
The printer name is displayed.
6
7
Click [NextÃ].
Select LPT1 and click [NextÃ].
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8
Select whether the KX-P7500 Series is default printer or not, and click [NextÃ].
9
Click [Finish].
• If you do not want to print a test page, click “No”.
• If you want to print a test page, click “Yes [recommended]”.
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10
Click [OK].
11
Insert the original CD for Windows. Select the CD-ROM drive, then select
Win95 (or Win 98) folder. Click [OK].
NOTE
• When you insert Windows 95 Disk XX in STEP 11, select disk drive and click [OK].
12
Click [Finish].
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To set the PostScript driver features:
1
Click [Start], select Settings, then click Printers.
The Printers window is displayed.
2
3
Select Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PS icon.
Select Properties from the File menu.
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PS Properties window is displayed, with the General
tab displayed.
Each of the major program features can be viewed by clicking the tab.
4
5
Click the appropriate tab.
Select the required options.
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Installing the PostScript driver for Windows NT 4.0
If you have installed optional PS SIMM in your printer, install the PostScript Printer Driver.
To install the PostScript Printer Driver for Windows NT 4.0:
1
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
The installer is launched automatically.
2
In the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series window, click the PostScript Printer
Driver from the installation options.
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3
Click [NextÃ].
4
Click [NextÃ].
• If the printer is managed and configured on this computer or used for Network Peer-toPeer Printing, click “My Computer”.
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5
Click the check box next to the port(s) you want to use, and click [NextÃ].
6
Click [Have\Disk...].
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7
In the text field, type the name of the CD-ROM drive (for example, X:\), and
click [Browse...].
* CD-ROM drive name differs depending on your computer.
8
Browse to “X:\English*\PS\Winnt\7500PS”.
* Select a language from English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol or Italiano.
9
Click [Open], and click [OK].
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10
Click [NextÃ].
11
Select whether the KX-P7500 Series is default printer or not, and click
[NextÃ].
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12
Click [NextÃ].
• Click “Shared”, and enter a share name in the Share Name box, if you want to share the
printer with network users.
Select the operating system or systems used by clients from the Alternate Drivers box, if
you want to install a printer driver that those clients can automatically download when
they connect.
• Click “Not shared” if you don’t want to share the printer.
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13
Click [Finish].
• If you do not want to print a test page, click “No”.
• If you want to print a test page, click “Yes [recommended]”.
A test print is performed and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
14
Click [OK].
15
Insert the original CD for Windows NT 4.0.
In the text field, type “D*:\i386”, and click [OK].
* CD-ROM drive name differs depending on your computer.
16
Click [Finish].
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To set the PostScript driver features:
1
Click [Start], select Settings, then click Printers.
The Printers window is displayed.
2
3
Select Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PS icon.
Select Document Defaults... from the File menu.
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PS Default Document Properties window is displayed,
with the Page Setup tab displayed.
Each of the major program features can be viewed by clicking the tab.
4
5
Click the appropriate tab.
Select the required options.
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Removing the KX-P7500 Series software
If you need to remove the KX-P7500 Series software, perform the following steps.
■ For Windows 95/Windows 98 users
To remove the PCL Printer Driver:
1
Click [Start], select Programs, Panasonic, and click Panasonic KX-P7500
Series.
2
3
Click uninstall PCL Driver.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
To remove the Status Display:
1
Click [Start], select Programs, Panasonic, and click Panasonic KX-P7500
Series.
2
3
4
Click Uninstall utility.
Click [Yes].
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
To remove the PostScript Printer Driver:
1
2
3
4
Click [Start], select Settings, and click Printers.
Select Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PS icon.
Click File menu, then click Delete.
Click [Yes].
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■ For Windows NT 4.0 users
To remove the PCL Printer Driver:
1
Click [Start], select Programs, Panasonic, and click Panasonic KX-P7500
Series.
2
3
Click uninstall PCL Driver.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
To remove the PostScript Printer Driver:
1
2
3
4
Click [Start], select Settings, and click Printers.
Select Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PS icon.
Click File menu, then click Delete.
Click [Yes].
■ For Windows 3.1 users
To remove the PCL Printer Driver:
1
From the Program Manager, double-click the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series
icon.
2
3
Double-click the Uninstall PCL Driver icon.
Click [Yes].
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Using the Printer
Chapter 4
Using the Printer
This chapter describes changing printer settings from operator panel, setting print options in the
printer driver, and special printing.
It also includes detail information about menus and functions of the operator panel.
This chapter is divided into the following categories:
•
•
•
•
“Using the operator panel” l page 72
“Using the printer driver (PCL Printer Driver)” l page 87
“Manual Feed printing from MP tray” l page 98
“Both side (Duplex) printing” l page 99
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Using the operator panel
Operator panel menus
A number of menus are available on the printer to make it easy for you to change printer settings.
Some menus are displayed only if a specific option is installed in the printer.
When you select a new setting from the operator panel, the asterisk (¢) moves next to the selected
setting to identify it as the current user default setting.
For instructions of the buttons on the operator panel, see page 23.
NOTE
• Change made from a software application override the user default settings made from the
operator panel.
Changing printer settings
1
Make sure “READY” appears on
the display.
2
Press ON LINE/CONTINUE
button.
1. “READY” is
displayed.
“OFFLINE” appears on the display and
the printer is off-line.
ON LINE/
CONTINUE
MENU
3
ITEM
4
VALUE
5
2
3
Press MENU button until the
menu you need appears on the
display.
ENTER/
CANCEL
6
4
Press ITEM button until the menu
item you need appears on the
display.
5
6
Press VALUE button until the setting you need appears on the display.
Press ENTER/CANCEL button to save the selection.
An asterisk (¢) appears beside the current user default setting for that menu item.
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Overview of the printer menus
Menus
Items
PRINTING
MENU
PAPER
MP SIZE
COPIES
ORIENT
TRAY
T-MARGIN
L-MARGIN
DUPLEX
AUTO CR
WIDE A4
QUALITY
CONFIG
MENU
EMUL
SWITCH
LOCKTRAY
PWR SAVE
AUTOCONT
TON.SAVE
JAM RECV
TONERLOW
JOB MENU
ORT MODE
TIMEOUT
DENSITY
PAP.TYPE
MENU CLR
MOPT
DUP.TOP
DUP.LEFT
S-BIND
L-BIND
FUSER CLEAN
TEST MENU
SELFTEST
DEMOPAGE
PCL MENU
FONTLIST
TYPEFACE
SYMBOL
LINES
PITCH
PT.SIZE
COURIER
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Some menus are displayed only if a required option is installed. They are as follows:
PS II MENU
I/O MENU
Menus
If the LocalTalk/
RS-232C card is
installed in your printer
BAUDRATE
ROBU.XON
Items
NETWORK MENU
If the Network card (KX-PNB2) is installed in your
printer
RESET NIC
CFG NET
TCP/IP
CFG TCP
LPD
DHCP
CFG ADRS
BOOTP
RARP
APL TALK
NETWARE
CFG NWAR
AUTO
EN_8023
EN_II
EN_8022
EN_SNAP
UPDATE
BOOT SVR
UNIX
WINDOWS
SV-IP B1
SV-IP B2
SV-IP B3
SV-IP B4
FACTORY DEFAULT
PRINT NET CFG
If the PostScript
SIMM is
installed in your
printer.
FONT LIST
NOTE
• See KX-PNB2 Network Card User’s Guide.
PRINTING MENU
Use the PRINTING MENU to define all settings relating to printer input and output, as well as the
specific print materials you are using with your printer.
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PRINTING MENU Items
Menu
Item
PRINTING
MENU
PAPER*
You need to check TRAY
setting (see page 77).
Each PAPER setting
varies, depending on
TRAY setting.
Values and Functions
If the TRAY menu is AUTO, MP, MANUAL
LETTER (country specific); Factory Default
LEGAL, A4 (country specific), EXE, JIS B5, ISO B5,
COM-10, MONARCH, DL, C5, POST A6, C6, FOLIO
A5, STS, A6
If the TRAY menu is 1ST
LETTER (country specific), LEGAL, A4 (country
specific), EXE, JIS B5, ISO B5, FOLIO
If the TRAY menu is OPT
LETTER (country specific), LEGAL, A4 (country
specific), EXE, JIS B5, ISO B5, COM-10,
MONARCH, DL, C5, FOLIO
If the DUPLEX menu is not OFF (SHORT or LONG)
LETTER (country specific), LEGAL, A4 (country
specific), FOLIO
MP SIZE*
You need to check
DUPLEX setting (see
page 78). Each MP SIZE
setting varies, depending
on DUPLEX setting.
If the DUPLEX menu is OFF
LETTER (country specific), LEGAL, A4 (country
specific), EXE, JIS B5, ISO B5, COM-10,
MONARCH, DL, C5, POST A6, C6, FOLIO, A5, STS,
A6
If the DUPLEX menu is not OFF (SHORT or LONG)
LETTER (country specific), LEGAL, A4 (country
specific), FOLIO
* The PAPER SIZE setting identifies the default formatting size for each tray. It is important to select
the correct paper size from the menu when using trays.
Factory Default setting is either Letter or A4.
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Menu
PRINTING
MENU
Item
Value and Functions
COPIES
1 to 999 (1; Factory Default)
The COPIES setting determines the number of copies printed for
each page. The printer does not automatically collate the copies.
For example, if you send three pages to print and set COPIES to 2,
the printer prints page 1, page 1, page 2, page 2, page 3, page 3.
ORIENT
P: Portrait (Factory Default)
L: Landscape
The ORIENT setting determines how the printing is oriented on the
page.
P (Portrait) means the printing is parallel to the short edge of the
paper.
L (Landscape) means the printing is parallel to the long edge of the
paper.
ABC......
Portrait
ABC......
Landscape
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Menu
PRINTING
MENU
Item
TRAY
Value and Functions
AUTO (Factory Default)
1ST
MP
OPT (If the 2nd feeder is installed)
MANUAL
The TRAY setting identifies the default paper tray.
“AUTO” means that the printer feeds print material from the other
tray when one tray is empty. If you are using the same size and type
of print material in all the trays, the trays are automatically linked.
“1ST” means that the printer feeds from the 1st cassette unless it is
empty.
“MP” means that the printer feeds from the MP tray continuously
unless it is empty or closed.
Use the “MANUAL” selection when you want to print envelopes or
other print material one piece at a time through the MP tray. Press
the ON LINE/CONTINUE button on the panel to print another sheet.
“OPT” is available only if the 2nd feeder is installed. See “Installing
the 2nd feeder (500 pages)” on page 158.
T-MARGIN
0.0" to 9.9" (0.0"; Factory Default) (Portrait)
0.0" to 6.5" (0.0"; Factory Default) (Landscape)
The T-MARGIN (TOP-MARGIN) menu item lets you select the top
margin of the print materials. Units are in inches. The maximum
value depends on the “PAPER” item setting (see page 75).
L-MARGIN
0.0" to 6.5" (0.0"; Factory Default) (Portrait)
0.0" to 9.9" (0.0"; Factory Default) (Landscape)
The L-MARGIN (LEFT-MARGIN) menu item lets you select the left
margin of the print materials. Units are in inches.The maximum value
depends on the “PAPER” item setting (see page 75).
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Menu
PRINTING
MENU
Item
DUPLEX
Value and Functions
OFF (Factory Default)
LONG
SHORT
In printing both sides of paper, select either LONG or SHORT which
is the binding edge. When you set margins, see page 82.
The printer can automatically print on both sides of paper.
Use the OFF selection when printing only one side of a sheet of
paper. For more information, see page 101.
LONG
A
B
SHORT
A
B
AUTO CR
LF (Factory Default)
LF + CR
The AUTO CR setting determines if the printer automatically
performs carriage return after a line feed control command.
WIDE A4
OFF (Factory Default)
ON
The WIDE A4 setting determines if it can print 80 columns in A4 size.
QUALITY
300
600 (Factory Default)
QUALITY setting determines the print resolution while printing the
page.
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CONFIG MENU
Use the CONFIG MENU to configure a variety of printer features.
CONFIG MENU Items
Menu
CONFIG
MENU
Item
Values and Functions
EMUL
AUTO (Factory Default)
PCL
PS II (If the PostScript SIMM is installed)
HEXDUMP
You can select the emulation for printing a document.
PWR SAVE
OFF
15 (Factory Default)
30
45
60
The PWR SAVE (POWER SAVE) menu item lets you reduce power
usage when the printer is idle. The PWR SAVE setting determines
the length of time (in minutes) the printer waits after the last print
job is received or pressing any button on the operator panel before
it automatically goes to a reduced power state. Full power mode is
restored when the printer receives a job or when you press any
button on the operator panel. To conserve energy and operating
cost, this printer is provided with a programmable power save
(PWR SAVE) feature. The printer is factory set with the power save
feature turned on and programmed to 15 minutes to comply with
ENERGY STAR® requirements.
AUTOCONT
ON (Factory Default)
OFF
The AUTOCONT (AUTO CONTINUE) setting determines whether
the printer continues printing after it detects paper mismatch.
If an error occurs and AUTOCONT is set to OFF, the printer stops
and waits for operator intervention. If the ON LINE/CONTINUE
button on the operator panel is pressed, the printer continues
printing regardless of paper mismatch. When AUTOCONT is set to
ON, the printer automatically resumes processing.
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Menu
CONFIG
MENU
Item
TON.SAVE
Values and Functions
OFF (Factory Default)
ON
The TON.SAVE (TONER SAVE) setting helps conserve the toner
cartridge by controlling how much toner the printer uses for print job.
Select OFF if toner conservation is not a concern.
But this setting may affect the print quality of your job.
JAM RECV
OFF (Factory Default)
ON
When JAM RECV (JAM RECOVERY) is set to ON, the printer
keeps printed page until the printer signals that the page has
successfully exited the printer. The printer reprints the jammed
page. When JAM RECV is set to OFF, the printer does not reprint a
page that has been jammed after all the image has been drawn on
the page.
TONERLOW
CONTINU (Factory Default)
STOP
This setting determines whether the printer continues printing after
the printer detects that the toner is low.
If the toner is low and TONERLOW is set to STOP, press the ON
LINE/CONTINUE button to print. In that case, replace the toner
cartridge or set the TONERLOW menu item to CONTINU.
SWITCH
(If the 2nd
feeder is
installed)
ON (Factory Default)
OFF
The ON setting makes the printer supply the paper from another
cassette when a cassette is empty.
In case of the OFF setting, an error message is displayed.
When the TRAY menu is AUTO, this Item is not displayed.
LOCKTRAY
(If the 2nd
feeder is
installed and
the SWITCH
menu item is
set to ON)
NONE (Factory Default)
1ST
OPT
MP
The tray set to LOCKTRAY doesn’t supply the paper when another
cassette is empty.
For example, if LOCKTRAY is set to MP, the tray is not switched to
MP tray.
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JOB MENU
Use the JOB MENU to define all settings relating to print quality, as well as Menu clear.
JOB MENU Items
Menu
Item
Values and Functions
JOB MENU
ORT MODE
ENHANCE (Factory Default)
NORMAL
GRAY
Use the printer’s ORT (Optimum Resolution Technology) setting to
produce print with smooth angles, curves, and edges.
ENHANCE: Better Text Image
NORMAL: The printer’s ORT setting is disable.
GRAY: Better Photo Image
TIMEOUT
0 to 300
15 (Factory Default)
The TIMEOUT Setting determines the amount of time (in seconds)
the printer waits before printing the last page of a print job that does
not end with a command to print the page. When a print timeout
occurs, the printer prints the data in the print buffer.
0: No timeout.
DENSITY
LIGHT
MEDIUM (Factory Default)
DARK
Lighten or darken the print on the page by changing the DENSITY
setting.
The MEDIUM setting usually produces the best results.
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Menu
JOB MENU
Item
PAP.TYPE
Values and Functions
NORMAL (Factory Default)
THICK
THIN
TRANSP.
The PAP.TYPE (PAPER TYPE) setting lets you specify the type of
print material installed in each tray.
Select NORMAL if the printer material is plain paper (16 to 28 lbs.).
Select THICK if the printer material is thick paper (over 28 lbs.),
high cotton paper or envelopes.
Select WET if the printer material is thin paper [60 g/m2 (16 lbs.)]
and the air is humid.
Select TRANSP. if the printer material is transparencies.
The displayed number of print material types may differ depending
on the “PAPER” and “TRAY” item settings.
MENU CLR
When you select MENU CLR (MENU CLEAR), the printer resets to
the factory default setting for each menu item.
MOPT
ON (Factory Default)
OFF
This MOPT (Memory Optimization Technology) setting makes the
printer process more data by optimizing the memory. If the value is
set to ON, the complex data can be processed.
DUP.TOP
5.0 (Factory Default)
0 to 9.9 mm (In increments of 0.1)
This item lets you select the top margin of the print materials when
the DUPLEX menu item is set to LONG (see page 78).
DUP.LEFT
5.0 (Factory Default)
0 to 9.9 mm (In increments of 0.1)
This item lets you select the left margin of the print materials when
the DUPLEX menu item is set to LONG (see page 78).
S-BIND
0 (Factory Default)
0 to 22 mm (In increments of 1)
This item lets you select the left margin for the binding when short
edge duplexing (see page 78).
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Menu
JOB MENU
Item
Values and Functions
L-BIND
0 (Factory Default)
0 to 22 mm (In increments of 1)
This item lets you select the left margin for the binding when long
edge duplexing (see page 78).
FUSER
CLEAN
If there happens random dirty spots on the back side of paper,
select FUSER CLEAN. It cleans fuser contamination.
FUSER CLEAN selection rotates the fuser about 10 seconds and
prints one duplex page of a specified pattern for fuser clean.
TEST MENU
Use the TEST MENU to print a variety of listings relating to available printer resources, printer
settings and print jobs.
TEST MENU Items
Menu
TEST
MENU
Item
Values and Functions
SELFTEST
Select SELFTEST to print a configuration page. This menu item
lets you make sure the printer is operating correctly.
For more information, see page 46.
DEMOPAGE
Select DEMOPAGE to print the standard demonstration page.
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I/O MENU
This menu is only available if the optional LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card or optional IrDA/RS232C Interface kit is installed in your printer.
I/O MENU Items
Menu
I/O MENU
Item
Values and Functions
BAUDRATE
This setting lets you select the rate at which data is being sent to or
from your computer.
Setting the COM Port and printer setting at anything higher that
19200 bps will create unexpected errors in DOS mode.
300 to 115200
9600 (Factory Default)
ROBU.XON
ON (Factory Default)
OFF
PCL MENU
Use the PCL MENU to change printer settings that only affect jobs printed using the PCL emulation
printer language.
PCL MENU Items
Menu
PCL MENU
Item
Values and Functions
FONTLIST
You can print a font sample list showing all the fonts available for
PCL emulation.
TYPEFACE
PCL 1 to PCL 54
PCL 1 (Factory Default)
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Menu
PCL MENU
Item
SYMBOL
Values and Functions
ROMAN 8 to PCCYRILLIC
PC 8 (Factory Default)
List of symbol set name
A SYMBOL set is a set of alphabetic and numeric characters,
punctuation, and specific symbols used when printing with a
selected font.
In PCL emulation, a symbol set also defines which character will be
printed for each key on the keyboard (or more specifically, for each
code point).
LINES
5 to 128
A4: 64 (Factory Default)
Letter: 60 (Factory Default)
Use the LINES menu item to change the number of lines that print
on each page. The setting can range from 5 to 128 lines per page.
The printer sets the amount of space between each line based on
the Lines, Paper size, and Orientation settings.
PITCH
0.44 to 99.99
10.00 (Factory Default)
If you choose a scalable monospaced font, you can select the font
pitch. PITCH refers to the number of fixed-space characters in a
horizontal inch of type.
You can select from 0.44 to 99.99 characters per inch in increments
of 0.01 cpi.
PT.SIZE
You can select the character size for the font. PITCH or PT.SIZE
appears according to the value of TYPEFACE.
COURIER
REGULAR (Factory Default)
DARK
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PS II MENU
Menu
PS ll
Item
FONTLIST
Values and Functions
You can print a font sample list showing all the fonts available for
PostScript 2 emulation.
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Using the printer driver (PCL Printer Driver)
Displaying the KX-P7500 Series properties windows
■ With Windows 95/Windows 98
1
Click [Start], select Settings, then click Printers.
The Printers window is displayed.
2
3
Select Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6 icon.
Select Properties from the File menu.
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6 Properties window is displayed, with the General
tab displayed.
4
Click the appropriate tab.
Each of the major program features can be viewed by clicking the tab.
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■ With Windows NT 4.0
1
Click [Start], select Settings, then click Printers.
The Printers window is displayed.
2
3
Select Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6 icon.
Select Document Defaults... from the File menu.
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6 Default window is displayed, with the Paper tab
displayed.
4
Click the appropriate tab.
Each of the major program features can be viewed by clicking the tab.
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■ With Windows 3.1
1
Double click the Main icon in the Program Manager.
The Main window is displayed.
2
3
Double click the Control Panel icon.
Double click the Printers icon in the Control Panel window.
The Printers window is displayed.
4
Select the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6, then click [Setup...].
The Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6 window is displayed. Print options are specified
from tabs in this window.
5
Click the appropriate tab.
CAUTION
• Changes made from a software application override the user default setting made from
the operator panel.
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Using the KX-P7500 Series printer driver
The feature of the printer driver are arranged on nine tabs:
To access one of the tab dialog boxes, click the tab at the top of the properties windows.
Each tab of Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6 is described as an example in this section.
■ Paper tab
Orientation
Choose Portrait or
Landscape to
select the default
orientation of the
printed page.
Size
Select the paper
size.
Copies
Set the number of
copies you want to
print.
Reverse Print Job
Allows the user to cause all of
the physical pages in the print
job to be printed in reverse order.
Source
The source setting
identifies the default
paper tray.
Use different source
for first page
Click on the box to
specify different paper
source for the first and
following pages for your
print job. Click off if you
want to use the same
paper source for all
pages. The paper size
of the print job must be
the same. You may use
this function when
printing a first page as a
cover page or using
letterhead.
Paper Type
The Paper type setting lets you specify the type of print material
installed in each tray.
Select “NORMAL” if the printer material is plain paper. [60 to
105 g/m2(16 to 28 lbs.)]
Select “THICK” if the printer material is thick paper
[over 105 g/m2(28 lbs.)], high cotton paper, envelopes or labels.
Select “THIN” if printer material is thin paper [60 g/m2(16 lbs.)] and
the air is humid.
Select “TRANSPARENCY” if the printer material is TRANSPARENCY
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NOTES
• If you want to know more about each menu, click the Help button. The help screen gives detailed
information about each menu.
• When printing edge to edge there may be some loss of data at the edge due to mechanical and
physical restraints
■ Graphics
Graphics Mode
This setting can
image the page in
several different
ways.
≥Raster
Windows will send
all graphics to the
printer as bit map
raster images.
≥Vector
Windows will send
graphics to the
printer as a mixture
of Vector and raster
images.
TrueType Mode
≥Download as
outline
The whole character
set for each
TrueType font
contained on the
page is sent down to
the printer in an
outline form.
≥Download as Bit
Image
Each TrueType
character will be
sent as an individual
bitmap download
font on a leastrecently-used basis.
ORT Mode
You can set the
resolution for
the graphics
images.
Resolution
For best results, set the Resolution option 600 dpi.
For faster printing and smaller memory requirements, use 300 dpi instead.
Toner Save Mode
When it is set to on, the printer uses less toner quantity than when it is set to off.
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NOTES
• Not all graphic images can print using the Vector setting. If you are using the Vector setting, and
•
•
your graphic images do not print as they appear on your computer screen select the Raster
setting and reprint your graphic.
If you have a large number of TrueType fonts on your page then choosing Download as outline
option will cause a significant performance penalty. It may also cause you to overflow the memory
in your PCL6 Generic Printer.
If you want to know more about each menu, click the Help button. The help screen gives detailed
information about each menu.
■ Finishing
Finish Mode
• Multiple pages per side
This process takes a Physical page and divides it into
smaller physical pages. Each Logical page is then
reduced and translated to fit into the new smaller
physical page. In this way multiple pages are printed
onto a single sheet.
Print page Borders
The border will be drawn in margin area, if pages per
sheet are more than 2.
• Booklet printing
Automatically prints your document as a duplex printing
job and arranges the pages so that the paper can be
folded in half after printing to produce a booklet.
• Fit to page
This Job Finishing feature allows the end user to select
the size of the physical page to be printed on. A logical
page can be printed on a smaller or larger physical
page.
• Poster
You can enlarge a single page and print it on multiple
pages with overlaps. Poster printing is not suitable for
Duplex printing.
Duplex
• None
Single sided printing
• Long Edge
Double sided printing aligned to the longest edge of the paper.
• Short Edge
Double sided printing aligned to the shorted edge of the paper.
NOTE
• If you want to know more about each menu, click the Help button. The Help screen gives detailed
information about each menu.
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■ Printer
Page Protection
This setting allows the printer to reserve
memory and is especially useful when
printing complex documents containing
text and graphics. This will help prevent
print overrun errors.
Memory
Select the value of the printer memory
installed in the printer.
After adding more memory, set the value
of the printer memory.
NOTE
• If you want to know more about each menu, click the Help button. The Help screen gives detailed
information about each menu.
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■ Overlays
You can superimpose an existing file across your final output. Typical example of Overlays are the
your company’s trademark in the header and its address in the footer.
Overlays
To select a file to be used as an overlay, enter the path to locate the bitmap file.
Load Overlay
You can use an externally source
file as an overlay.
Selected Overlay
Status
The preview area
shows any selected
bitmaps.
NOTE
Create Overlay
You can create a page overlay.
Delete Overlay
You can delete overlays.
Query Page Overlay
Query Page Overlay option
causes a Message box to appear
whenever a Page Overlay is sent
to the printer.
• If you want to know more about each menu, click the Help button. The Help screen gives detailed
information about each menu.
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Overlay printing
The overlay printing is configured in the following outline order.
1. Create a file and
store an overlay
file.
2. Open a document
on which you want
to overlay printing.
http://www.XXX.com
3. Print a document
on which you want
to overlay a file.
http://www.XXX.com
Population explosion
in the world over the
last decade
Population explosion
in the world over the
last decade
To store a file as an overlay file:
1
Using an application such as Paint, create and save the file that you want to
overlay on a document.
2
Click Print from File menu and click Properties to display the Panasonic
KX-P7500 Series PCL6 Properties window.
3
4
Click [Create\Overlay...] in the Overlays tab.
5
6
Click [Save] for Windows NT only.
Enter a new file name or the same file name with OVP extension (ex.
WWW.OVP) in your desired directory as used in step 1 in the File Name
box.
Click [OK].
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7
Click [OK].
Create New Page Overlay window is displayed.
8
Click [YES].
Actually you will be printing to a file, so no print-out will come from the printer. Your created file will
be stored as a OVP file.
To open a document and print it on the overlay file.
1
2
Open a document to print with the overlay and click Print from File menu.
3
From the Overlay tab select the overlay file in the Overlays list box with
which you want to print a document.
Click Properties to display the Panasonic KX-P7500 Series PCL6
Properties window.
If the overlay file is not displayed in the list box, click [Load\Overlay], browse the directory
in which you saved your graphic file (OVP file) and select the overlay file.
4
5
Click [OK].
Click [OK] to print the document to the KX-P7500 printer.
The document is printed on the overlay file.
NOTE
• Query Page Overlay option causes a Message box to appear whenever a Page Overlay is sent to
the printer. This requests confirmation that you wish to download a page overlay. If this option is
unchecked, the selected page overlay file will always be sent to the printer. This option is not
active if NO OVERLAY is selected or if the present selected overlay has been permanently
downloaded to the printer.
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■ Watermarks
You can superimpose a line of text diagonally across your final output. Typical example of
Watermarks are the words “Draft” or “Secret”.
Watermark
To print a watermark, you must first select it from the list.
Preview window
The text for the
watermark is
displayed in the
preview window.
Text:
In order to create a
watermark you need
to specify the text for
the watermark in the
text box.
The sliders left and
below the preview
window move the
watermarks central
position.
Size:
Use the slider to
change the text size
Angle:
Use the slider to
change the text angle
Fonts... button
To change the size,
font and style, click on
the Fonts... button.
Center Watermark
button
The CENTER
WATERMARK
button resets the
position to the
papers origin.
Color... button
To select a color or create a
custom color, click on the
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Manual Feed printing from MP tray
The Manual Feed feature allows you to print on special paper from MP tray such as envelopes or
letterhead. If the Tray menu item is set to Manual, the printer will print only from MP tray. Manual
Feed is selected through the software or printer driver too.
For more information about the source item, see page 90.
1
Select Manual Feed as the paper source.
• Set the source item in the properties window to “Manual Feed”.
• You can select “MANUAL” as the paper source by setting the Tray item of the operator
panel menu.
2
3
4
Place a sheet of paper in the MP tray.
Print your document.
Press ON LINE/CONTINUE button when you are prompted.
onic
Panas
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Both side (Duplex) printing
The printer can automatically print on both sides of paper by setting the Printing Menu or Finishing
tab of KX-P7500 Series PCL6 Driver.
NOTES
• Do not print on both sides of labels, transparencies, envelopes, or paper heavier than
90 g/m2 (24 lbs.).
This may damage the printer and cause a jam.
• You should not expect the same print quality and reliability that you get with one-sided printing.
Menu setting procedure
If you use the driver which has not the properties, you can select “DUPLEX” by setting the operator
panel menu.
1
2
Make sure “READY” appears on the display.
Press ON LINE/CONTINUE button.
“OFFLINE” appears on the display and the printer is off-line.
3
4
5
Press MENU button until you see “PRINTING MENU”.
6
Press ENTER/CANCEL button to save the selection.
Press ITEM button until you see “DUPLEX”.
Press VALUE button until the setting you need appears on the display.
(For more information, see page 78).
An asterisk (¢) appears beside the current user default setting for that menu item.
NOTE
• Settings in the printer driver and software application override operator panel setting.
For instructions of setting the operator panel menu, see page 72.
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Paper orientation for printing both sides of paper
The printer prints the second sides of paper first, so paper such as letterhead and preprinted paper
needs to be oriented as illustrated in the figure below.
For the MP tray, load the first side facing down and the top toward you.
• Set the source item in the properties window to Manual or MP.
— To print continuously from the MP tray, set the source item to MP.
— To print a sheet of paper from the MP tray, set the source item to Manual.
The first side
facing down
Top of first side
For the 1st cassette or the OPT cassette, load the first side facing up and the top toward the
printer.
The first side
facing up
Top of first side
For information about the OPT cassette, see page 158.
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Printing
1
2
3
Open the document to be printed in appropriate application.
Click the Print button.
Click Properties.
The PCL printer driver is displayed with the General tab selected.
4
Click the Finishing tab.
The paper tab is displayed.
5
Set the Duplex item to Short Edge or Long Edge, and select the source
item.
A
B
(Long Edge)
A
(Short Edge)
B
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Care and Maintenance
Chapter 5
Care and Maintenance
This chapter describes maintaining your printer and solving problems that you may frequently
encounter in using the printer.
This chapter is divided into the following categories:
•
•
•
•
•
•
“Maintaining the toner cartridge” l page 103
“Cleaning the printer” l page 105
“Clearing paper jams” l page 109
“Troubleshooting” l page 123
“Operator panel messages” l page 126
“Repacking” l page 130
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Care and Maintenance
Maintaining the toner cartridge
The toner cartridge is a user replaceable component. When the operator panel indicates
“TONERLOW”*, make sure that you have the replacement toner cartridge on hand. The printer may
continue to print until the toner cartridge is completely used up and then replace the toner cartridge.
CAUTION
• Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until you are ready to use it.
• Do not expose the toner cartridge to light for more than 3 minutes to avoid damage.
• Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight.
* This message appears after printing text approximately 7000 pages in simplex mode at 5%
coverage in default DENSITY mode.
Toner cartridge life
The life of the toner cartridge depends on the amount of toner that print jobs require. When printing
text at 5% coverage, a toner cartridge lasts an average of 8000 pages in simplex mode, depending
on environment and media types. This assumes that print DENSITY and TON.SAVE menu items
are set to default.
Distributing the toner
When toner is low, faded or light area might appear on a printed page. You might be able to
temporarily improve print quality by distributing the toner.
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Care and Maintenance
1
Open the top cover by pushing the button on the side of the printer.
2
Remove the toner cartridge from the printer.
3
Rotate the toner cartridge and gently shake it from side to side about 10
times in the directions of the arrows to distribute the toner.
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Care and Maintenance
4
a) Position the toner cartridge as shown with the arrow on the toner
cartridge pointing to the back of the printer. Slide the toner cartridge into
the printer as far as it will go.
b) Push the toner cartridge to set it properly as shown below.
Arrow
a
b
Push here
5
Close the top cover.
NOTE
• If the print remains light, install a new toner cartridge.
Cleaning the printer
Periodic cleaning of the printer is recommended, depending on the environment in which the printer
is used.
You should clean the printer:
• At least once a month
• When you install a new toner cartridge
• When print quality starts to deteriorate
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CAUTION
• Never use alcohol or solvent based cleaning agents to clean the printer as they may damage the
printer casing and components.
• Never use a hard-bristled brush or abrasive pad.
• Do not expose the toner cartridge to light for more than 3 minutes to avoid damage.
• Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight.
• Wrap the toner cartridge with a protective black plastic sheet.
• When you install the toner cartridge, follow the description of Step 4 on page 105
Cleaning the main unit
1
2
Check that the printer is powered off and disconnected from the AC outlet.
Remove the paper from the MP tray.
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3
Open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge.
4
Clean the inside of the printer with a soft cloth. Make sure to clean the black
ribs in the further back.
N OTE
• While cleaning the printer, be careful not to touch the transfer roller (the black, rubber roller,
located underneath the toner cartridge). Skin oils on the roller can cause print quality problems.
Transfer roller
Black rib
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Care and Maintenance
5
If the outer casing or the MP tray are dirty, clean them with a soft, clean
cloth, slightly dampened with any mild commercial cleaner.
C AUTION
• Do not use benzine, thinner, aerosol cleaners, or any abrasive powder.
• Avoid damaging the sensor lever by touching it.
Sensor lever
MP tray
6
Replace the toner cartridge, close the top cover, plug in the power cord, and
turn the printer on.
Cleaning LSU (Laser Scanning Unit)
To obtain high quality from your printer, clean the LSU when the image has the light vertical lines
running through them.
1
2
Turn the printer off, open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge.
Pull up on the LSU cleaner and put it on the LSU.
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Slide the LSU cleaner horizontally across a track on the top of the LSU.
3
Label
LSU cleaner
Replace the toner cartridge, close the top cover, and turn the printer on.
4
NOTE
• For illustrated instruction on using method, see attached label on the inside of the top cover.
Clearing paper jams
If the printer’s operator panel displays a paper jam message*, look for paper in the locations
indicated in the figure on the next page, then perform the procedure for clearing the paper jam.
* Paper jam messages
PAPER
JAM0
1
2
DUPLEX
JAM1
2
The labels attached to the inside of the top cover show where the jam locations are and contain
some information.
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NOTE
• Be very careful not to tear the paper when clearing paper jams.
If a small piece of paper is left in the printer, it could cause additional jams.
PAPER JAM 2
PAPER JAM 1
MP
DUPLEX JAM 1
TRA
Y
DUPLEX JAM 2
PAPER JAM 0
1st CASSETTE
(500 SHEETS)
OPT CASSETTE
(500 SHEETS)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
For “PAPER JAM 0”, see page 113.
For “PAPER JAM 0” with 2nd feeder, see page 113
For “PAPER JAM 0” with multi-purpose tray, see page 115
For “PAPER JAM 1”, see page 115.
For “PAPER JAM 2”, see page 117.
For “DUPLEX JAM 1”, see page 119.
For “DUPLEX JAM 2”, see page 121.
2nd feeder
(Option)
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Care and Maintenance
“PAPER JAM 0”
1
Slide the cassette out of the printer, and remove any damaged paper from
the tray.
CAUTION
• The cassette weighs approximately 4.7 kg {10.3 lbs.} when it is fully loaded. Hold it carefully with
both hands as shown below.
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Care and Maintenance
2
If the edge of jammed paper is visible in the feed area, grasp both sides of
the jammed paper and slowly pull the paper down and out of the printer.
3
Make sure the paper is below the tab on the guide.
4
Replace the cassette.
5
Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message.
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Care and Maintenance
“PAPER JAM 0” with 2nd feeder
1
Slide the cassette out of the printer, and remove any damaged paper from
the tray.
CAUTION
• The cassette weighs approximately 4.7 kg {10.3 lbs.} when it is fully loaded. Hold it carefully with
both hands as shown below.
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Care and Maintenance
2
If the edge of jammed paper is visible in the feed area, grasp both sides of
the jammed paper and slowly pull the paper down (or up) and out of the
printer.
(Pull up)
(Pull down)
3
Make sure the paper is below the tab on the guide of the 1st cassette.
1st cassette
Tab
4
Replace the cassettes.
5
Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message.
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Care and Maintenance
“PAPER JAM 0” with multi-purpose tray
1
Grasp both sides of the jammed paper and slowly pull the paper out of the
printer.
Top cover
Multi-purpose tray
2
Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message.
“PAPER JAM 1”
1
Open and close the top cover.
The paper comes out of the printer and the paper jam message is cleared.
If the paper jam message is not cleared, follow the next steps.
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Care and Maintenance
2
Open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge.
Top cover
CAUTION
• Do not expose the toner cartridge to light for more than 3 minutes to avoid damage.
• Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight to avoid damage.
• Wrap the toner cartridge with a protective black plastic sheet to avoid damage.
3
Grasp both sides of the jammed paper and slowly pull the paper out of the
printer. Do not tear the paper.
NOTE
• If the jammed paper is stuck and you can not pull it out, remove the jammed paper as instructed
“PAPER JAM 2” step2 to step6 (see page 117).
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Care and Maintenance
4
a) Position the toner cartridge as shown with the arrow on the toner
cartridge pointing to the back of the printer. Slide the toner cartridge into
the printer as far as it will go.
b) Push the toner cartridge to set it properly as shown below.
Arrow
a
b
Push here
5
Close the top cover.
The paper jam message should be cleared.
“PAPER JAM 2”
1
Open and close the top cover.
The paper comes out of the printer and the paper jam message is cleared.
If the paper jam message is not cleared, follow the next steps.
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Care and Maintenance
2
Open the rear cover.
Fuser cover
[Fuser is behind the fuser cover.]
CAUTION
• The fuser cover and fuser are hot.
— Take care when clearing the jammed paper.
— If you need to open the fuser cover, turn off the printer and wait 10 minutes (after
opening the rear cover) for the fuser to cool before opening the fuser cover.
3
If the jammed paper is not visible, open the cover while holding the green
tab on the right of the cover.
Fuser cover
Green tab
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4
Grasp both sides of the paper, and slowly pull the paper out of the printer.
Rear cover
5
If the fuser cover is opened, lift if up (a) and close it (b).
CAUTION:
a
b
Do not hook the
sensor lever when
closing the Fuser
cover, or it may
cause a damage.
Fuser cover
Sensor lever
6
Close the rear cover.
The paper jam message should be cleared.
“DUPLEX JAM 1”
1
Open and close the top cover.
The paper comes out of the printer and the paper jam message is cleared.
If the paper jam message is not cleared, follow the next steps.
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Care and Maintenance
2
Open the rear cover.
Fuser cover
[Fuser is behind the fuser cover.]
CAUTION
• The fuser cover and fuser are hot.
— Take care when clearing the jammed paper.
— If you need to open the fuser cover, turn off the printer and wait 10 minutes (after
opening the rear cover) for the fuser to cool before opening the fuser cover.
3
Grasp both sides of the paper, and slowly pull the paper out of the printer.
Rear cover
4
Close the rear cover.
The paper jam message should be cleared.
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Care and Maintenance
“DUPLEX JAM 2”
1
Open and close the top cover.
The paper comes out of the printer and the paper jam message is cleared.
If the paper jam message is not cleared, follow the next steps.
2
Pull the cassette completely out of the printer.
CAUTION
• The cassette weighs approximately 4.7 kg {10.3 lbs.} when it is fully loaded. Hold it carefully with
both hands as shown below.
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3
a) Pull down the metal plate holding the green tab on the right inside of the
printer.
b) Slowly pull the paper out of the printer.
Metal plate
Green tab
b
4
5
a
Replace the cassette.
Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message.
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Troubleshooting
General printing problems
Problem
The power does not turn on.
Solution
• Check the power cord connections.
• Check that the power supplied to the printer is
steady and meets printer specifications.
The printer does not operate by pressing
the button on the operator panel.
• Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on.
It cannot print from software application.
1. Select Start-Settings-Printers from
Windows 95 task bar.
2. Click the PCL6 or PS printer icon.
3. Select File-Default Printer.
The printed data is not sent to the printer.
• Check the printer cable connections (see page 42).
• Check the printer port on your computer.
The test page is not printed.
• Check that all trays are properly loaded, adjusted,
and installed in the printer.
• Check that all covers are correctly closed.
Poor print quality
Problem
The dark and light vertical lines are
printed on the page.
Print is too light.
Solution
• Distribute the toner in toner cartridge (see
page 103).
• Adjust the “DENSITY” menu item setting (see
page 81).
• Clean the LSU and inside of the printer (see
page 105 and page 108).
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Problem
The printed page appears dirty.
Solution
• Clean the bottom face of the toner cartridge.
Do not open the shutter or touch the green drum
surface inside the cartridge.
• Clean the internal black ribs of the printer.
See the Operating Instructions (page 108) stored
on the CD-ROM.
There are toner speckles.
• Print a few more pages to see if the problem will
correct itself.
• Clean the inside of the printer (see page 105 and
page 108).
• Check the paper type and quality.
The printer drops letters.
•
•
•
•
Check the paper type and quality.
Check the printers environment.
Install a new toner cartridge.
Check the printer cable connections.
The printer drops letters in case of
printing from Dos mode in Windows 95.
• Close the Status Display program.
“Check parallel Cable/Status Display
cannot monitor network printing” appears
in Status Display program.
• Check the printer cable connections.
• You cannot monitor the status of the printer which
Dirty spots on the back side of paper
caused by fuser assy contamination.
• Printing may accumulate toners on the pressure
is connected by network. Close the Status Display
program.
roller of fuser assy. The accumulated toner may be
melted and transferred onto the back side of paper.
• Select “FUSER CLEAN” in the JOB MENU.
• “FUSER CLEAN” selection rotates the fuser about
10 seconds and prints one duplex page of a
specified pattern for fuser cleaning then stops.
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Care and Maintenance
Macintosh problems
Problem
Solution
The printer driver icon does not appear in
the Chooser dialog box.
• LaserWriter 8.x driver should be installed in Mac
OS. Check that it is in the Extensions folder under
the System folder. If not, install LaserWriter 8.x
driver.
• Make sure that you use the standard cable.
• Make sure that the printer is connected to the
proper network. Check AppleTalk in the Control
Panel on the Apple menu.
Your printer name does not appear in the
Chooser dialog box.
• Make sure that AppleTalk in Chooser is active.
• Make sure that the printer is turned on and
“READY” appears in the display.
• Check that the LocalTalk cable is completely
plugged into both the printer and your Macintosh
computer.
The printer driver does not automatically
setup the printer when you click Auto
Setup in the Printer Setup window.
• P7500.PPD is not copied. Reinstall the printer
software. See “Installing software” on page 182.
PS (PostScript) problems
Problem
The Error messages (This job
contains binary data...) are printed.
Solution
1. Open the Properties of PS driver.
2. Click PostScript.
3. Click the Advanced button.
4. The pure binary data is not supported.
Choose the others.
The optional cassette is not selected
in PS driver.
1. Open the PS driver Properties.
2. Set “option cassette” item of Device Option to installed.
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Care and Maintenance
Operator panel messages
The following table explains messages that might be displayed on the operator panel.
Status messages
Massage
The printer is ...
Ready for operation
READY
Receiving the data or printing
PR I NT I NG
In Power Save mode (see page 79.)
SL EEP . . .
In boot procedure (warming up)
WA I T . . .
• Wait until “READY” is displayed on the LCD.
In offline
O FFL I NE
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Care and Maintenance
Error messages
If the error message is still displayed after required action is taken correctly, contact an authorized
service representive.
Message
Meaning and Required Action
Top cover and/or rear cover are/is open.
COVE R
OPEN
• Close the cover(s).
Toner cartridge is not installed or in wrong setting.
• Install the toner cartridge.
• Reinstall the toner cartridge correctly.
The wrong toner cartridge has been installed in the printer.
I NVAL I D
CAR T R I DG
• Replace with a Panasonic KX-P7500 Series toner cartridge.
The printer is running out of toner.
READY
To n e r Low
• Purchase a new cartridge and replace the toner cartridge.
The toner is low. The TONERLOW menu item is set to STOP.
To n e r Low
STOP
• Purchase a new cartridge and replace the toner cartridge.
• Set the TONERLOW menu item to CONTINU.
• Press the ON LINE/CONTINUE button.
The printer detects a paper jam.
PAPER
JAM0
1
2
• Open the cover and remove the jammed paper, see pages 113–117
for more information.
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Care and Maintenance
Message
Meaning and Required Action
The printer detects a paper jam while printing both sides of paper.
DUPLEX
JAM1
• Open the cover and remove the jammed paper (see pages 119–122).
2
• Load the paper to clear the message.
EMP T Y1 s t
A4
Paper
Size
MP
Op t
LOAD 1 ST
A4
* Paper
Size
The requested paper size does not correspond with, the loaded paper
size in the displayed cassette.
* Displayed paper size is requested paper size.
MP
OPT
• Press ON LINE/CONTINUE button.
LOAD
MANUAL
• Load the paper into the MP tray.
EMP T Y
MANUAL
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Message
Meaning and Required Action
An internal error has occurred.
I NT ERNAL
ERROR
• Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on.
• Contact an authorized service representative.
Data which was too complex was sent to the printer.
OVERRUN
• If this message persists, expand the memory.
The program in the memory has been damaged in someway.
WA I T
I MAGE
• Contact an authorized service representative.
The printer detects a serial interface error.
SER I AL
ERROR
• Set the same Baudrate.
There is not enough memory in the printer.
ME MOR Y
OVERF LOW
• You might want to add more memory to the printer.
• Check that the MOPT (Memory Optimization Technology) menu item
is set to ON.
The 1st tray is open.
1 S T T R AY
OPEN
• Close the 1st tray to clear the message.
The option tray is open.
OP T T R AY
OP E N
• Close the option tray to clear the message.
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Care and Maintenance
Message
Meaning and Required Action
The 1st tray is open, but you can print through MP tray or option tray.
R E AD Y
CL O S E 1 s t
• Close the 1st tray to clear the message.
The option tray is open, but you can print through 1st tray or MP tray.
RE AD Y
CL O S E O p t
• Close the option tray to clear the message.
The Output bin (Output Tray) is full.
OU T B I N
F UL L
• Remove paper from the output tray.
Repacking
It is highly recommended that you keep the original carton and ALL packaging materials. Should
you need to transport or ship your unit, please follow these instructions.
NOTES
• Should you need to send your KX-P7500 Series for service, consult your reseller first or
Panasonic.
• Please use the original carton and all of the original packaging materials.
• Improper repacking of the KX-P7500 Series may result in a service charge to remove spilled
toner.
• Since the printer uses dry toner, extreme care must be taken when handling. The printer should
be handled in the upright (vertical) position.
Material required:
• Original cartons and packaging materials
• Newspaper or drop cloth
• Shipping tape and scissors
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Care and Maintenance
To prepare the printer for repacking:
1
2
Turn off the printer; remove the power cord and all interface cables.
3
Insert the packaging material into the cassette.
4
Insert the cassette into the printer.
Slide the cassette out of the printer and remove the paper.
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To pack the toner cartridge:
1
Open the top cover of the printer by pressing the button on right side of the
printer.
2
Remove the toner cartridge from the printer.
3
Insert toner cartridge into a bag and seal the end of the bag tightly.
4
Close the top cover.
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To finish repacking the printer:
1
Wipe off any loose toner in and around the printer.
NOTE
• If a toner vacuum is available, it is the best tool for cleaning spilled toner. Do not use a
standard office vacuum; the toner will not be retained by typical vacuum dust collectors.
2
Secure the printer’s MP tray, the cassette and the rear cover to the printer
with adhesive tape.
Adhesive tapes
If you don’t have the 2nd feeder, go to step 5.
3
If you have the 2nd feeder, lift the printer up and away from the 2nd feeder.
CAUTION
• The printer weighs approximately 17 kg {37.4 lbs.}. Observe standard precautions for
lifting heavy objects.
4
5
Repack the 2nd feeder in its original shipping box.
Repack any other accessories in their original shipping boxes.
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Care and Maintenance
6
Repack the printer in the original shipping box.
Front
135
Options
Chapter 6
Options
Upgrade options
The following upgrade options are available for the KX-P7500 Series Printer from your local
Panasonic reseller:
• 32 MB or 64 MB DRAM SIMM l page 142
Two SIMM slots for additional memory are available on the printer controller board. (One is
occupied by 16 MB SIMM.) Each slot can support a 16 MB, 32 MB or 64 MB SIMM.
•
•
•
•
PostScript Upgrade SIMM (PS SIMM) (KX-PPSU4) l page 147
Network Card for Ethernet* (KX-PNB2) l page 150
IrDA/RS-232C Interface Kit (KX-PNB6) l page 153
2nd feeder (KX-PMF2) l page 158
*Network Card for Ethernet has been installed in the KX-P7510 printer.
NOTE
• You need a screwdriver to install some options.
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Options
You must remove the printer cover from the right of the KX-P7500 Series in order to install following
options.
•
•
•
•
DRAM SIMM
PS SIMM
Network Card for Ethernet*
IrDA/RS-232C Interface Card
*Network Card for Ethernet has been installed in the KX-P7510 printer.
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to any of the following components, touch a grounded metal
surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
– The interface connectors; parallel, optional network, RS-232C and IrDA
– Electrical components, connectors inside the printer, any components on the optional board
(DRAM SIMMs, PS SIMM, IrDA/RS-232C Interface Card, or Network Card for Ethernet)
– The connector pins on the optional 2nd feeder for the printer
Removing and replacing the printer cover
CAUTION
• Do not remove the components which are not indicated.
To remove the printer cover:
1
Turn the printer OFF and pull out the 1st cassette.
1st cassette
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Options
2
Unplug the power cord and disconnect any cables connected to the
connectors on the back of the printer.
Power cord
3
a) Open the rear cover.
b) Remove the two screws from the back of the printer.
a
b
Rear cover
Screw
4
a) Pull the tab to release the printer cover.
b) Slide printer cover towards back of the printer.
a
Printer cover
b
Tab
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Options
5
a) Rotate the printer cover away from the printer.
b) Lift the printer cover away.
a
Printer cover
b
6
Remove the five screws from the metal plate covering the control board,
then remove the plate.
Screw
Plate
CAUTION
• Do not remove the components which are not indicated.
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Options
∫ Understanding the printer control board
If the printer cover is opened, you can see the printer control board as below.
Upgrade SIMM
Connector
Network Card
Connector
DRAM SIMM
Connector
IrDA/RS-232C
Connector
For instructions on installing printer options see:
•
•
•
•
“Installing additional printer memory” on page 142
“Installing a PostScript SIMM” on page 147
“Installing a Network Card for Ethernet” on page 150
“Installing an IrDA/RS-232C interface kit” on page 153
140
Options
To close the printer cover:
1
a) Replace the top screw loosely and hang the plate on it.
b) Tighten the other four screws.
c) Tighten the top screw.
a
c
b
Top screw
Screw
2
Stand the clips on the connector to avoid hiding them behind the printer
cover.
Clips
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Options
3
Set the bottom of the printer cover onto the printer. Make sure the bottom
tabs on the printer cover fit into the corresponding slots in the printer.
Rotate the cover up towards the printer.
Slide the cover toward the front of the printer until it clicks into place.
Printer cover
4
a) Gently tighten all the screws.
b) Close the rear cover.
a
Screw
5
b
Replace the 1st cassette, then reconnect any interface cables and power
cord.
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Options
Installing additional printer memory
The following section explains how to install a 32 or 64 MB DRAM SIMM on the KX-P7500 Series.
To install the SIMM you will need to do the following:
• Remove the printer cover from the right of the printer. See page 136.
• Install a SIMM in the empty SIMM slot on the printer controller board or replace a SIMM.
• Replace the printer cover. See page 140.
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to certain components (see page 136), touch a grounded
metal surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
NOTE
• The SDRAM does not be supported.
CAUTION
• Do not drop or bend the SIMM.
• Do not touch the connector edge of the SIMM.
• Protect the SIMM from static electricity by keeping it in its antistatic package until you are ready to
install it.
• Avoid exposing the SIMM to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or humidity.
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Options
Installing DRAM SIMM
The printer controller board ships with the following memory configuration:
• The SIMM slots numbered CN9 and CN10 are reserved for the printer’s system software ROM
SIMM.
• The SIMM slot numbered CN7 and CN8 are reserved for the printer’s memory SIMM.
• The SIMM slot numbered CN7 contains a 16 MB SIMM.
• The remaining slot CN8 is empty.
DRAM SIMM
Connector
CN 9
CN 10
CN 7
CN 8
Following table shows the slot numbers, and the DRAM SIMM capacities supported on this printer.
You can install the additional DRAM SIMM into CN7 and CN8 up to 128 MB. To install a DRAM
SIMM, you will need to remove and replace the printer cover. For instructions, see “Removing and
replacing the printer cover” on page 136.
CN7
CN8
4 MB SIMM
¥
¥
8 MB SIMM
—*
¥
16 MB SIMM
¥
¥
32 MB SIMM
—*
¥
64 MB SIMM
¥
¥
—: not supported ¥: supported
* This slot recognizes only half of 8 MB and 32 MB SIMMs if they are installed.
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Options
To install a DRAMM SIMM:
1
Unpack the DRAM SIMM(s).
Do not touch the connector edge on the SIMM.
Notch
Connector
edge
2
Hold the SIMM with the connector edge pointing toward the connector and
position the notch as shown.
Insert the SIMM all the way into the connector at a 30o angle, and rotate it
left until it snaps into place.
Notch
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Options
3
Make sure both metal clips on the connector are fastened, and the two pins
on each of the connector are pushed through the holes on the SIMM.
Metal clip
4
5
Continue with “To close the printer cover:” on page 140.
Set the printer memory item on the printer tab of the properties window to
the value of the added printer memory.
Printer memory
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Options
To remove the DRAM SIMM:
Complete the following steps if you need to replace the installed SIMM by one with larger memory.
1
Push the metal clips at each end of the connector away from SIMM.
Metal clip
2
Rotate the SIMM right to a 30o angle and gently pull it out of the connector
as shown.
3
Place the SIMM in its original packaging.
NOTE
• If you did not save the packaging, wrap the SIMM in paper and store it in a box.
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Options
Installing a PostScript SIMM
The following section explains how to install a PS SIMM (KX-PPSU4) on the KX-P7500 Series.
To install the PS SIMM, you will need to do the following:
• Remove the printer cover from the right of the printer. See page 136.
• Install a PS SIMM in the empty slot on the printer controller board.
• Replace the printer cover. See page 140.
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to certain components (see page 136), touch a grounded
metal surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
Kit contents
• PS SIMM (KX-PPSU4)
CAUTION
• Do not drop or bend the PS SIMM.
• Do not touch the connector edge of the PS SIMM.
• Protect the PS SIMM from static electricity by keeping it in its antistatic package until you are
ready to install it.
• Avoid exposing the PS SIMM to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or humidity.
NOTE
• PS SIMM Contains the PowerPage® Level 2J interpreter from Electronics for Imaging,
Inc.
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Options
Installing a PS SIMM
The printer controller board ships with the following memory configuration:
• The DRAM SIMM slots numbered CN7 and CN8 are reserved for the printer’s memory.
• The remaining two slots CN9 and CN10 are empty and reserved for the PS SIMM.
PS SIMM
Connector
CN 9
CN 10
CN 7
CN 8
The two slots are reserved for the PS SIMM.
To install a PS SIMM, you will need to remove and replace the printer cover. For instructions, see
“Removing and replacing the printer cover” on page 136.
To install a PS SIMM:
1
Unpack the PS SIMM.
Do not touch the connector edge on the PS SIMM.
Notch
Connector
edge
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Options
2
Hold the PS SIMM with the connector edge pointing toward the connector
(CN9 or CN10) and position the notch as shown.
Insert the PS SIMM all the way into the connector at a 30o angle, and rotate
it to the left until it snaps into place.
Notch
3
Make sure both metal clips on the connector are fastened, and the two pins
on each of the connector are pushed through the holes on the PS SIMM.
Metal clip
4
5
Continue with “To close the printer cover:” on page 140.
Install a Windows PostScript printer driver as described by Chapter 3.
See page 55 for Windows 95/Windows 98 or see page 61 for Windows NT
4.0.
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Options
Installing a Network Card for Ethernet
The following section explains how to install a Network Card for Ethernet (KX-PNB2) on the KXP7500.
Network Card for Ethernet
To install the network card you will need to perform the following:
•
•
•
•
Remove the printer cover from the right of the printer. See page 136.
Install the network card on the printer controller board.
Replace the printer cover. See page 140.
Configure the printer’s network setup. See Network card’s Quick Installation Guide included in the
KX-PNB2.
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to certain components (see page 136), touch a grounded
metal surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
Kit contents
• Network Card for Ethernet (KX-PNB2)
CAUTION
• Do not drop or bend the network card.
• Do not touch the connector of the network card.
• Protect the network card from static electricity by keeping it in its anti-static package until you are
ready to install it.
• Avoid exposing the network card to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or humidity.
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Options
Before you begin this procedure, remove the printer cover from the printer. For instructions, see
“Removing and replacing the printer cover” on page 136.
To install a network card:
1
Remove the two screws from the metal plate covering the opening for cable
connector.
Screw
2
Remove the plate.
Plate
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Options
3
Insert the connector on the network card into the network card connector on
the printer control board until it is completely in place.
The two connectors should fit snugly together.
Network card
connector on
the printer
Connector on
the network card
4
Gently tighten the screws to secure the card to the printer control board.
Screw
5
6
Continue with “To close the printer cover:” on page 140.
Connect a twisted-pair network cable (not supplied) to the RJ-45 port.
A twisted pair
network cable
RJ-45 port
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Options
7
8
Turn ON the printer.
See Network card’s Setup Guide for installation instructions and network
menu displayed on the operator panel display.
NOTES
• The top green LED comes on when the cable is connected to the port on the Network Card for
Ethernet.
• After booting, the bottom green LED should blink irregularly and the top green LED should come
on continuously.
Installing an IrDA/RS-232C interface kit
You can use an IrDA/RS-232C interface kit (KX-PNB6) to print remotely from an IrDA-Compatible
computer equipped with an infrared port.
You can use this option in Windows 95/Windows 98.
The infrared port is compliant with the specifications established by the Infrared Data Association
(IrDA).
The infrared port operates transmitting data at speeds up to 115,200 bits per second.
IrDA adapter
IrDA/RS-232C
interface card
IrDA/RS-232C interface kit
To install the IrDA/RS-232C interface kit, you will need to perform the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Remove the printer cover from the right of the printer. See page 136.
Install the IrDA/RS-232C interface card on the printer controller board. See page 154.
Replace the printer cover. See page 140.
Connect the IrDA/adapter cable to the infrared port.
Install the infrared port driver on your computer.
Set up the IrDA/RS-232C interface kit.
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Options
Kit contents
• IrDA adaptor
• IrDA/RS-232C interface card
Before you begin this procedure, remove the printer cover from the printer. For instructions, see
“Removing and replacing the printer cover” on page 136
To install an IrDA/RS-232C interface kit:
1
Remove the single screw that fastens the metal plate covering the cable
connector opening.
Screw
2
Remove the plate.
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Options
3
Insert the IrDA/RS-232C interface card into the card slot.
4
Insert the connector on the card into the IrDA/RS-232C connector on the
printer control board until it is completely in place.
The two connectors should fit snugly together.
IrDA/RS-232C
Connector
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Options
5
Gently tighten the screw to secure the card.
6
7
Continue with “step1-4” on “To close the printer cover:” on page 140.
Plug the IrDA adaptor cable into the infrared port.
Infrared port
8
Replace the 1st cassette, then reconnect any interface cables and power
cord.
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Options
∫ Printing Procedure
1
Install the infrared port driver on your computer.
• If you do not have the driver, please ask your PC manufacturer.
• You can download infrared driver of Windows 95 from the internet with no charge (http://
www.microsoft.com).
2
3
4
Open KX-P7500 Series PCL or PS printer properties in Printers folder.
Click Details tab and select Infrared Printing Port.
Aim the infrared port on your computer within 15 degrees of either side of
the line as shown.
IrDA adaptor
5
6
7
8
The IrDA adaptor must be within 1 m (3 feet) of the computer.
9
Make sure the Infrared monitor window displays Panasonic KX-P7500 in the
status tab.
10
Send the print job from the computer.
Make sure the printer is in ready state.
Click [Start], select Settings, then click Control Panel.
Double-click Infrared icon to display the Interface Monitor.
If Infrared monitor icon is displayed in system tray, click Infrared Monitor.
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Options
N OTE
• If printing spped is too slow, please perform the following procedures.
1)Perform step 7 and 8 above to display the Infrared Monitor window.
2)Click Options tab and check “Limit connection speed to:” to ON, and change the baud rate to a
faster rate.
3)Click [OK].
Installing the 2nd feeder (500 pages)
You can install a 2nd feeder (KX-PMF2). Complete the following steps before you install the 2nd
feeder.
• Unplug the printer power cord.
• Disconnect all cables from the back of the printer.
OPT cassette (OPT tray)
2nd feeder
To install the 2nd feeder, you will need to perform the following:
• Install the 2nd feeder.
• Load the paper into the OPT cassette.
• Select paper source in printer driver.
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Options
Kit contents
• 2nd feeder
To install a 2nd feeder:
1
2
Place the 2nd feeder on a solid table or cart.
Carefully place the printer on top of the 2nd feeder.
Make sure the connector is properly inserted.
Make sure there is no gap and a deviation between the printer and the 2nd feeder.
Printer
2nd feeder
Connector
C AUTION
• The printer weighs approximately 17 kg {37.4 lbs.}.
The back of the printer should be facing you when
you move it.
3
4
5
Reconnect all cables to the back of the printer.
Reconnect the power cord to the printer.
Make sure the “READY” message appears on the operator panel display.
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Options
To load the paper/envelopes into the OPT cassette:
Your printer has an OPT cassette that can hold up to 500 sheets of paper or 40 envelopes.
To load paper in the OPT cassette, proceed as follows.
1
Pull the cassette completely out of the printer.
C AUTION
• The cassette weighs approximately 4.7 kg {10.3 lbs.} when it is fully loaded. Hold it carefully with
both hands as shown below.
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Options
2
To load the envelope into the cassette,
a) Lift the green lever on the left side of the cassette.
b) Release it into the slot.
b
Cassette
a
Green lever
N OTES
• If the cassette is not properly adjusted, the printer might display an error message or
paper might jam.
• To reset the green lever, push down the green lever to lock it into the small hole under the
slot.
3
Press down on the metal plate to lock it into position.
Metal plate
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Options
4
Squeeze and lift the length guide and slide it to the desired paper/envelope
size until it clicks into place.
5
Lift the tab of the rear right guide completely and slide it to the desired
paper/envelope size until it clicks into place.
The paper/envelope size is indicated on the bottom of the OPT cassette.
Tab
Rear right guide
CAUTION
• To prevent any damage to the rear right guide, pull the tab of the rear right guide completely
before slide it.
6
Squeeze the width guide and slide it to the far right side of the cassette.
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Options
7
Place the paper/envelope against the left rear corner of the cassette.
Printing side (down)
(Paper)
(Envelope)
NOTES
• Do not fold or crease the paper/envelope.
• The height of paper/envelope should not exceed the limit mark line on the cassette, or it may
cause a jam.
Limit mark line
8
If the envelope is loaded, squeeze the envelope guide lever and slide it until
it touches the edge of the envelopes.
Envelope guide
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Options
9
Squeeze the width guide, and slide it to the left until it lightly rests against
the edge of the paper/envelope.
10
Slide the cassette completely into the printer.
NOTE
• The printer may pull paper from 1st cassette first. To change this, see “To select Paper Source in
PCL properties window:” on page 165.
165
Options
To select Paper Source in PCL properties window:
1
2
3
4
5
Click [Start], select Settings, then click Printers.
Click on the Panasonic 7500 Series PCL6 icon.
Click the File menu, then click Properties.
Click the Paper tab.
Set the Source item to Auto Select or Option cassette.
Click
NOTE
• Settings in the printer driver and software application override operator panel setting.
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For Macintosh User’s Guide
Chapter 7
For Macintosh User’s Guide
Printing a document using PS Option in Macintosh
To print, complete the following six sections in order:
• Removing the printer cover l page 167
• Installing PS SIMM l page 170
• Installing LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card l page 175
or Ethernet Network Card* l page 172
• Replacing the printer cover l page 178
• Connecting the LocalTalk cable or network cable l page 180
• Installing the PS driver l page 182
*Ethernet Network Card has been installed in the KX-P7510 printer.
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to any of the following components, touch a grounded metal
surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
– The interface connectors; parallel, optional network, RS-232C and LocalTalk
– Electrical components, connectors inside the printer, any components on the optional board
(DRAM SIMMs, PS SIMM, LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card, or Network Card for Ethernet)
– The connector pins on the optional 2nd feeder for the printer
167
For Macintosh User’s Guide
Removing the printer cover
CAUTION
• Do not remove the components which are not indicated.
To remove the printer cover:
1
Turn the printer OFF, pull out the 1st cassette.
1st cassette
2
Unplug the power cord and disconnect any cables connected to the
connectors on the back of the printer.
Power cord
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a) Open the rear cover.
b) Remove the two screws from the back of the printer.
a
b
Rear cover
Screw
4
a) Pull tab to release the printer cover.
b) Slide printer cover towards back of the printer.
a
Printer cover
b
5
a) Rotate the printer cover away from printer.
b) Lift the printer cover away.
a
Printer cover
b
Tab
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6
Remove the five screws from the metal plate covering the control board,
then remove the plate.
Screw
Plate
CAUTION
• Do not remove the components which are not indicated.
∫ Understanding the printer control board
If the printer cover is opened, you can see the printer control board as below.
PS SIMM
Connector
Network Card
Connector
DRAM SIMM
Connector
LocalTalk/RS-232C Connector
For instructions on installing printer options see:
• “Installing a PostScript SIMM” on page 170
• “Installing a Network Card for Ethernet” on page 172
• “Installing a LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface kit” on page 175
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Installing a PostScript SIMM
The following section explains how to install a PS SIMM (KX-PPSU4) on the KX-P7500 Series.
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to certain components (see page 170), touch a grounded
metal surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
Kit contents
• PS SIMM (KX-PPSU4)
CAUTION
• Do not drop or bend the PS SIMM.
• Do not touch the connector edge of the PS SIMM.
• Protect the PS SIMM from static electricity by keeping it in its antistatic package until you are
ready to install it.
• Avoid exposing the PS SIMM to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or humidity.
Installing PS SIMM
The printer controller board ships with the following memory configuration:
• The DRAM SIMM slots numbered CN7 and CN8 are reserved for the printer’s memory.
• The remaining two slots CN9 and CN10 are empty and reserved for the PS SIMM.
PS SIMM
Connector
CN 9
CN 10
CN 7
CN 8
The two slots are reserved for the PS SIMM.
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To install a PS SIMM, you will need to remove and replace the printer cover. For instructions, see
“Removing the printer cover” on page 167.
To install a PS SIMM:
1
Unpack the PS SIMM.
Do not touch the connector edge on the PS SIMM.
Notch
Connector
edge
2
Hold the PS SIMM with the connector edge pointing toward the connector
(CN9 or CN10) and position the notch as shown.
Insert the PS SIMM all the way into the connector at a 30o angle, and rotate
it to the left until it snaps into place.
Notch
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3
Make sure both metal clips on the connector are fastened, and the two pins
on each of the connector are pushed through the holes on the PS SIMM.
Metal clip
4
Continue with “Installing a Network Card for Ethernet” on page 172 or
“Installing a LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface kit” on page 175.
Installing a Network Card for Ethernet
The following section explains how to install a Network Card for Ethernet (KX-PNB2) on the KXP7500.
Network Card for Ethernet
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to certain components (see page 170), touch a grounded
metal surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
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Kit contents
• Network Card for Ethernet (KX-PNB2)
CAUTION
• Do not drop or bend the network card.
• Do not touch the connector of the network card.
• Protect the network card from static electricity by keeping it in its anti-static package until you are
ready to install it.
• Avoid exposing the network card to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or humidity.
To install a network card:
1
Remove the two screws from the metal plate covering the opening for cable
connector.
Screw
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2
Remove the plate.
Plate
3
Insert the connector on the network card into the network card connector on
the printer control board until it is completely in place.
The two connectors should fit snugly together.
Network card
connector on
the printer
Connector on the
network card
4
Gently tighten the screws to secure the card to the printer control board.
Screw
5
Continue with “Replacing the printer cover” on page 178.
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Installing a LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface kit
The following section explains how to install a LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card (KX-PNB4) on the
KX-P7500 Series.
LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card
IMPORTANT
• To prevent static electricity damage to certain components (see page 170), touch a grounded
metal surface, such as the printer’s bare metal frame prior to touching the component.
Kit contents
• LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card (KX-PNB4)
CAUTION
• Do not drop or bend the LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card.
• Do not touch the connector of the LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface card.
• Protect the LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card from static electricity by keeping it in its anti-static
package until you are ready to install it.
• Avoid exposing the LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card to direct sunlight, high temperatures, or
humidity.
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To install a LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card:
1
Remove the single screw that fastens the metal plate covering the cable
connector opening.
Screw
2
Remove the plate.
3
Insert the LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface Card into the card slot.
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4
Insert the connector on the card into the LocalTalk/RS-232C Connector on
the printer control board until it is completely in place.
The two connectors should fit snugly together.
LocalTalk/RS-232C
Connector
5
Gently tighten the screw to secure the card the system board.
Screw
6
Continue with “Replacing the printer cover” on page 178.
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Replacing the printer cover
To close the printer cover:
1
a) Replace the top screw loosely and hang the plate on it.
b) Tighten the other four screws.
c) Tighten the top screw.
a
c
b
Top screw
Screw
2
Stand the clips on the connector to avoid hiding them behind the printer
cover.
Clips
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3
Set the bottom of the printer cover onto the printer. Make sure the bottom
tabs on the printer cover fit into the corresponding slots in the printer.
Rotate the cover up towards the printer.
Slide the cover toward the front of the printer until it clicks into place.
Printer cover
4
a) Gently tighten all the screws.
b) Close the rear cover.
a
Screw
5
b
Replace the first cassette, then reconnect any interface cables and power
cord.
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Connecting network cables (For Network Printing)
Connect to network using standard cabling that you use for other network components. Make sure
the printer is turned off before connecting to the port.
NOTE
• There are no special cabling requirements.
1
Connect a twisted-pair network cable (not supplied) to the RJ-45 port.
A twisted pair
network cable
RJ-45 port
2
Continue with “Installing software” on page 182.
NOTES
• The first green LED comes on when the cable is connected to the port on the Ethernet Network
Card.
• After booting, the second green LED should blink irregularly and the first green LED should come
on continuously.
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Connecting the LocalTalk cable
Connect to a LocalTalk port using a LocalTalk cable. Make sure the printer is turned off before
connecting to the port.
1
Connect the printer to your Macintosh using a LocalTalk cable.
2
Continue with “Installing software” on page 182.
NOTE
• A LocalTalk cable is not included. It must be purchased separately. Please, contact your
Macintosh dealer.
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Installing software
The following system requirements are necessary in order to connect a Macintosh computer to the
printer.
• Mac OS 7.5X, 7.6X, 8.X, 9.0
• Macintosh LaserWriter 8.x printer driver
• KX-P7500 PostScript PPD
Installing LaserWriter printer driver
The LaserWriter 8 printer driver is standard to the Mac 7.5X, 7.6X, 8.X, 9.0. Check the Macintosh
Chooser to assure that it is installed. If it isn’t, use the Mac OS help system for information about
installing it.
Installing the PS driver
If you have installed optional PS SIMM in your printer, install the PostScript Printer Driver.
Make sure the “READY” message appears on the operator panel display.
1
2
If necessary, press the power switch on the Macintosh computer.
Insert the KX-P7500 Series CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
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3
Double-click KXP7500 icon, ENGLISH folder and make a copy of the
P7500.PPD file to Printer Descriptions folder in the Extensions folder.
4
From the Apple menu, choose Control Panel, then double-click AppleTalk.
The AppleTalk window appears.
5
From the Connect via drop-down list, select Printer Port if connecting with
a LocalTalk cable, or select Ethernet if using a network connection.
NOTE
• If the computer is connected to a network, selecting Printer Port will disconnect communication
with the network.
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6
From Chooser on the Apple menu, select LaserWriter 8 icon. The name of
your printer appears in the right pane of the window. The name by default
will be “KXP0000f0a0XXXX” (KXP followed by a MAC address in
Hexadecimal) if you selected Ethernet in step 5 or “Panasonic KX-P7500” if
you selected Printer Port in step 5.
7
8
Click on your printer name.
Click the [Create] if it appears. The installation is completed. You don’t need
to proceed with the following steps.
NOTE
• This step appears on some driver versions.
9
Click [Setup...].
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Select [Auto Setup]. The P7500.PPD file is installed automatically and the
P7500 printer icon appears on the desktop.
IMPORTANT
• If you fail to Auto setup, click [Select\PPD...] and choose P7500.PPD file.
11
Make sure the P7500.PPD file is installed correctly. Click [OK], then close
Chooser.
Printing from Macintosh
1
2
3
4
5
Start the necessary application and open the document you want to print.
Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
Ensure AppleTalk is active.
Click LaserWriter 8 icon, then select the name of your KX-P7500 Series.
From your application’s File menu, select Page Setup.
The Page Setup dialog box is displayed.
6
Make any necessary changes to the page setup, then click [OK].
See page 186 for more information about Page Setup.
7
From the application’s File menu, select Print.
The Print dialog box is displayed.
8
Make any necessary changes to the print settings, then click [Print].
See page 188 for more information about Print settings.
9
Your printer starts printing.
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The Page Setup dialog box
When you select Page Setup on the File menu of your application, a dialog box is displayed.
NOTE
• The Page Setup dialog box may differ depending on the application and LaserWriter version you
are using.
■ Page Attributes features
Paper:
Select the paper size you want to use.
Scale:
To print a reduced or enlarged copy of your document, type a percentage of reduction
or enlargement.
Orientation: To set up your document so that it is oriented for Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide)
printing, click one of these icon.
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■ PostScript Options
To display additional LaserWriter settings, select PostScript Options from the pop-up menu.
The window as shown below is displayed.
Visual Effects
Flip Horizontal: To print a mirror image of the document, click this check box.
Flip Vertical:
To print the document upside down, click this check box.
Invert Image:
To print white area of the document as black and black area as white, click
this check box.
Image & Text
Substitute Fonts:
To let the printer substitute fonts during printing, click this check box.
Smooth Text:
To improve printed bitmapped fonts, click this check box.
Smooth Graphics:
To improve printed graphic images by smoothing jagged edges, click
this check box.
Precision Bitmap Alignment:
To better print bitmapped images, click this check box.
Unlimited Downloadable Fonts In a Document:
To use a large number of Fonts in a document, click this check box.
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The Print dialog box
When you select Print... on the File menu of your application, you will see the dialog box as shown
below.
NOTE
• The Page Setup dialog box may differ depending on the application and LaserWriter version you
are using.
■ General features
Destination:
Use these buttons to send you document to the printer or to save it as a PostScript
file.
Copies:
Type the number of copies to be printed.
Pages:
To print all your pages, click All. To print only some pages, type the first page
number in From box and type the last page number in To box.
Paper Source: Use these buttons and menus to select the paper source you want to use.
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■ Printer Specific Options features
To display additional printer settings, select Printer Specific Options from the pop-up menu
directly below the printer name.
The window as shown below is displayed.
Choose Resolution:
Selects print resolution.
ORT Mode:
Sets the ORT (Optimum Resolution Technology) setting to produce print
with smooth angles, curves, and edges.
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■ Layout
To display additional printer settings, select Layout from the pop-up menu directly below the printer
name.
The window as shown below is displayed.
Print on Both Sides: Sets binding direction for duplex printing, or turns off duplex printing.
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Appendix
This appendix contains specifications for the following:
•
•
•
•
•
“Printer” l page 192
“Media” l page 193
“Cable” l page 202
“Bi-directional parallel interface” l page 203
“Controller” l page 204
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Specifications
Printer
Power source
Refer to the nameplate on the rear of the unit.
First printing time
Less than 13 seconds (single-sided printing)
Print speed
Continuous printing
from 1st cassette
Size (WDH)
Standard:
Approx. 427mm (16.8") x 442mm (17.4") x
301mm (11.9")
Letter: Maximum 17 PPM (page per minute)
With the optional 2nd feeder:
A4:
Maximum 16 PPM
Approx. 427mm (16.8") x 442mm (17.4") x
from MP tray
436.5mm (17.2")
Maximum 12 PPM
Temperature
Operating: 10°C to 32.5°C (50°F to 90.5°F)
Storage:
0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F)
Humidity
Operating:
Storage:
20% to 80% RH
10% to 90% RH
Resolution
600 x 600 dpi
1200 dpi class with Optimum Resolution
Technology
Printing method
Electrophotography Semi-Conductor
Warm up time
Less than 60 seconds
Mass {Weight}
Approx. 17 kg {37.4 lbs.}
(2nd feeder: Approx. 7 kg {15.4 lbs.})
Power consumption
Printing Avg:
340 W
Power save mode: 20 W (KX-P7500)
25 W (KX-P7510)
Noise level
Printing: 50 dB (A)
Sleep: Back Ground Level
Life of toner cartridge
8000 pages Avg at 5% coverage
(A4 paper, continuous single-sided printing,
default DENSITY mode)
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Media
■ Paper handling
Input capacity
1st cassette:
500 sheets at 75 g/m2 (20 lbs.)
MP tray:
100 sheets at 75 g/m2 (20 lbs.)
(10 envelopes)
OPT cassette*: 500 sheets at 75 g/m2 (20 lbs.)
(40 envelopes)
Output capacity
Facedown: 250 sheets at 75 g/m2 (20 lbs.)
Faceup:
None
Type of media
1st cassette:
A4, Letter, Legal, B5, Executive, Folio
60 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.)
MP tray:
• Paper, Transparency, Cardstock, Label
60 g/m2 to 160 g/m2 (16 to 43 lbs.)
• Envelope
OPT cassette*:
• A4, Letter, Legal, B5, Executive, Folio
60 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (16 to 24 lbs.)
• Envelope
Duplex printing
Paper: A4, LTR, Folio, Legal
75 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lbs.)
* When the optional 2nd feeder is installed.
■ Acceptable paper type, paper size, paper weight and paper capacity for all trays
The following table gives details about the print material you can load in each of the printer cassettes.
Media
Paper size
1st Cassette
OPT Cassette
MP tray
Paper
— A4
210 x 297 mm
¥
¥
¥
— LETTER
216 x 279 mm (8.5" x 11")
¥
¥
¥
— FOLIO
(LEGAL 13")
216 x 330 mm (8.5" x 13")
¥
¥
¥
— LEGAL
(LEGAL 14")
216 x 356 mm (8.5" x 14")
¥
¥
¥
— EXECUTIVE
184 x 267 mm (7.25" x 10.5")
¥
¥
¥
— STATEMENT
140 x 216 mm (5.5" x 8.5")
—
—
¥
— ISO B5
176 x 250 mm
¥
¥
¥
— JIS B5
182 x 257 mm
¥
¥
¥
— A5
148.5 x 210 mm
—
—
¥
— A6
105 x 148.5 mm
—
—
¥
—: not supported ¥: supported
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Media
Paper size
1st Cassette
OPT Cassette
MP tray
105 x 241 mm (4.12" x 9.5")
¥
¥
¥
¥
—
¥
¥
¥
¥
¥
ENVELOPE
— COM-10
— MONARCH
— DL
— C5
— C6
114 x 162 mm (4.49" x 6.38")
—
—
—
—
—
TRANSPARANCY
— A4
210 x 297 mm
—
—
— LETTER
216 x 279 mm (8.5" x 11")
—
—
¥
¥
LABEL
— A4
— LETTER
210 x 297 mm
216 x 279 mm (8.5" x 11")
—
—
—
—
¥
¥
100 x 148 mm
—
—
¥
A6
(INTERNATIONAL
POST CARD)
PAPER WEIGHT
— CUT SHEET
— ENVELOPE
PAPER CAPACITY
— CUT SHEET
98 x 191 mm (3.87" x 7.5")
110 x 220 mm (4.33" x 8.66")
162 x 229 mm (6.38"x 9.01")
60 to 90 g/m2 60 to 90 g/m2
(16 to 24 lbs.) (16 to 24 lbs.)
—
60 to 75 g/m2
(16 to 20 lbs.)
60 to 161.3 g/m2
(16 to 43 lbs.)
60 to 90 g/m2
(16 to 24 lbs.)
500 sheets at 500 sheets at 100 sheets at
75 g/m2 (20lbs.) 75 g/m2 (20lbs.) 75 g/m2 (20lbs.)
— ENVELOPE
—
— LABEL
— TRANSPARENCY
—
—
40 at
75 g/m2 (20lbs.)
—
—
10 sheets at
90 g/m2 (24lbs.)
25 sheets
30 sheets
—: not supported ¥: supported
N OTE
• Please store your paper according to the recommendations of the manufacturer.
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To load the Legal or Folio (24lbs., 90g/m2) into the 1st cassette:
Set the green lever according to the media type.
About detailed descriptions on how to set the green lever, see page 31.
Media
1st cassette
— paper FOLIO
— paper LEGAL
Green lever
— others
Green lever
To load the Envelope into the OPT cassette:
Set the green lever according to the media type.
About detailed descriptions on how to set the green lever, see page 161.
Media
OPT cassette
— others
Green lever
— Envelope
Green lever
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Paper weight
The printer is designed to work well with most types of paper. However, differences in paper may
have significant effects on the quality of the print or the reliability of paper handling. It is strongly
recommended that you always test paper before purchasing it to make sure it provides desirable
performance.
■ Margins and print area
When the image is printed on the media, the image (print area) is a bit smaller than the media size.
You may need to adjust the page margins in the application software to match the print area.
The following table shows the page sizes, the largest print areas, and the margins for the media
sizes supported on this printer.
Margins
Media
Page Size
Print area
Top
Bottom
Sides
Letter
216 mm x 279 mm
(8.5" x 11")
208 mm x 271 mm
(8.18" x 10.68")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
A4
210 mm x 297 mm
(8.3" x 11.7")
202 mm x 289 mm
(7.98" x 11.38")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
Legal
216 mm x 356 mm
(8.5" x 14")
208 mm x 348 mm
(8.18" x 13.68")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
■ Types of paper to avoid
• Extremely smooth or shiny paper or paper that is highly textured
• Letterhead imprinted with low temperature or thermography. These materials may transfer onto
the fusing roller and cause damage.
Any pre-printed paper should use inks compatible with 200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second.
•
•
•
•
Damaged or wrinkled paper, or paper with irregularities such as tabs, staples, etc.
Multipart forms or carbonless paper
Paper with a 25% or more cotton and/or fiber content
Ink jet paper (It may transfer onto the fuser roller and cause damage.)
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■ Two-sided printing (Duplex printing)
Two-sided printing is possible by using the MP tray, the 1st cassette or the OPT cassette (optional
2nd feeder). However, you should not expect the same print quality and reliability that you get with
one-sided printing. We strongly recommend that you follow the guidelines below.
• The acceptable paper size is as follows:
— A4
— LETTER
— FOLIO (LEGAL 13")
— LEGAL (LEGAL 14")
• Before loading paper in the MP tray, adjust it so that the edges of the media are lightly touching
the media guides of the MP tray.
• Paper weight should be 75 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lbs.).
• When printing, avoid printing in fill color in the area within 15 mm (0.59") from the top to prevent
paper jam. (See below)
However, characters are printable in this area.
Unprintable in fill color area
[a: at least 15 mm (0.59")]
a
Population of World
a
Paper feed
direction
KX-P7500 Series
a
Ex. printing in fill color
When single-sided printing, it’s recommended to avoid printing in fill color in this area.
■ Transparencies and labels
You may also print on transparencies and labels that are made for the printer. Panasonic has tested
and found that the following work satisfactorily:
OHP transparency:
Labels:
3M CG3300
AVERY 5160, AVERY 5161, AVERY 5162, AVERY 5163, AVERY 5660,
AVERY 5661, AVERY 5662, AVERY 5663 (30 labels or less per sheet)
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• To avoid damaging the printer, use only transparencies and labels recommended for use in laser
printers.
• To avoid damaging the printer, do not use ink jet transparency.
• Transparencies and adhesive material of labels should be stable at 205°C (400°F), the printer’s
maximum temperature.
• Re-using transparencies that have been fed through the printer once (for example, after jams or if
the transparency is ejected without being printed) can reduce the life of the consumables and
paper path components.
• When using transparencies, if the print quality is poor, print on the other side.
• Margins for transparency:
4 mm (0.16")
Margins
Printable area
4 mm (0.16")
13 mm (0.5")
13 mm (0.5")
• With any label stock, the labels must completely cover the backing material.
YES
Labels cover the entire backing material.
NO
The backing material is exposed.
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■ Envelopes
It is recommended that you print and purchase high quality envelopes with diagonal seams, as
shown in the diagram below:
High quality envelopes have the following characteristics:
• A thin, sharply creased leading edge
• Paper weight of 75 g/m2 (20 lbs.)
• Flat, free of curls, wrinkles, nicks, etc.
NOTE
• Wrinkle may occur in some case, even if high quality envelopes are used.
Margins for the envelope supported on this printer:
• Do not print anything but characters in the printable area.
15 mm (0.6")
Printable area
Margins
10 mm (0.4")
10 mm
(0.4")
10 mm
(0.4")
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It is not recommended that you use envelopes with any of the following characteristics (using these
may result in paper jams):
• Irregularly shaped envelopes
• Envelopes with curls, wrinkles, nicks, twists, dog-ears or other damage
• Envelopes with side seam construction
• Highly textured envelopes, or with extremely shiny surfaces
• Envelopes that seal by removing a peel-off strip
• Envelopes with more than one flap to be sealed
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• Self-adhesive envelopes
• Envelopes that are baggy or not sharply creased
• Embossed envelopes
• Envelopes that have previously been printed on
Do not attempt to print on any of the following types of envelopes. These may cause damage to
your printer.
• Envelopes with clasps, snaps or tie strings (as illustrated on left below)
• Envelopes with transparent windows (as illustrated on right below)
• Envelopes that will melt, discolor, scorch offset or release hazardous emissions when exposed to
200°C (392°F) for 0.1 second
• Envelopes that use encapsulated types of adhesive that do not require moistening but rely on
pressure to seal them
Always test a sample of the envelopes you are thinking of buying. Confirm that the envelope
performs acceptably.
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■ For best printing results
• Avoid printing in high humidity i.e., above 70% RH.
High humidity may cause the envelope to curl and pick up excess toner.
High humidity may also cause the envelope to seal.
• Avoid printing below 10°C (50°F) with less than 30% RH. Low temperature with low humidity may
cause light printing.
Envelope storage is very important. Store them away from moisture and humid air, where they can
lay flat and their edges won’t be bent or damaged. The humidity should not exceed 70% RH.
Cable
Parallel
IEEE 1284
Serial
RS-232C
LocalTalk (RS-422)
IrDA
RS-232C
IrDA
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Bi-directional parallel interface
The bi-directional parallel interface is based on the IEEE P1284-B standard.
If your computer has a bi-directional parallel port, the printer driver and printer can take advantage
of the fastest possible data transfer.
Specifications:
Connector type
57-30360 (AMPHENOL) or equivalent
cable
use a shielded cable 2 meters (6.6 feet) or less in length
Pin configuration
Signal pin
Return side pin
Signal
Signal pin
Return side pin
Signal
1
19
nStrobe
13
28
Select
2
20
Data 1
14
30
nAutoFd
3
21
Data 2
15
4
22
Data 3
16
SG
5
23
Data 4
17
FG
6
24
Data 5
18
+5V
7
25
Data 6
31
30
ninit
8
26
Data 7
32
29
nFault
9
27
Data 8
33
10
28
nAck
34
11
29
Busy
35
12
28
PError
36
Parallel interface connector (printer side)
18
1
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Appendix
NOTES
• “Return” denotes the return side wire of a twisted pair cable and is connected to signal ground.
• Be sure to use only a shielded cable. The printer will not operate properly if any of the pins are not
connected.
Controller
CPU
Power PC 603e 100MHZ
Emulations
Standard: PCL6
Option: PostScript Level 2
Memory
20 MB Standard
(expandable to a max. of 132 MB with optional
SIMMs)
Interface
Standard:
Parallel Bi-directional IEEE 1284 compliant
(Nibble, Byte, ECP)
Option:
10/100 Base-T* (auto switching),
LocalTalk/RS-232C, IrDA/RS-232C
(*Standard for KX-P7510)
NOTE
Operator panel
Support language: English
8 x 2 LCD
LCD Display angle adjusting
Font
Resident: 45 Fonts
PS 2:
35 Fonts (optional PS SIMM)
N/W Card
10/100 Base-T (Ethernet)
SNMP/MIB
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, DCL/LLC
Netware 3.x, 4.x, 5.0, Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows NT 4.0, Unix, Mac
Device driver
PCL: Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 3.1, 3.11
• PS SIMM Contains the Power Page® Level 2J interpreter from Electronics for
Imaging, Inc.
Index
205
Numerics
E
10 envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
10/100 Base-T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
1st cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
20 MB RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
250 sheets of paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2nd feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
500-sheet cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
600 dpi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
EMPTY MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
EMUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
ENTER/CANCEL button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 160
Error messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
A
AC inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adhesive tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 133
AppleTalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
AUTO CR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
AUTOCONT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
B
F
Finishing tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Folio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
FONTLIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Front side view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fuser cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
G
General tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 87
Graphics tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Green lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
BAUDRATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
C
Cassette size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 49
CD-ROM drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
CONFIG MENU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
COURIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
COVER OPEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
D
DEMOPAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
DENSITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
DRAM SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
DUPLEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Duplex printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
DUPLEX size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
I
I/O MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 84
Infrared kit
installing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Infrared port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
INTERNAL ERROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
IrDA/RS-232C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
IrDA/RS-232C connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
ITEM button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Items supplied. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
J
JAM RECV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
JOB MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
K
KX-P7500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Index
KX-P7510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
KX-PNB2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150, 172
KX-PNB4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
KX-PNB6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
KX-PPSU4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
L
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Landscape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
LaserWriter printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Legal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Length guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Light Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Limit mark line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
LINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
L-MARGIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Loading media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Local/RS-232C connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
LocalTalk cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
LocalTalk/RS-232C Interface kit . . . . . . . . . . . 175
LOCKTRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
LSU cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
M
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Manual Feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
MEMORY OVERFLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
MENU button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
MENU CLR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
MOPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
MP (Multi-Purpose) tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
MP SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
MP tray size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
N
Network Card for Ethernet. . . . . . . . . . . . 150, 172
Network connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139, 169
NETWORK MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Notch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
206
O
OFFLINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
ONLINE/CONTINUE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operator panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 72
OPT cassette
loading media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
OPT tray size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
ORIENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
ORT MODE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Overlays tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
OVERRUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
P
Packaging materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
PAP.TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
PAPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Paper jams
DUPLEX JAM 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
DUPLEX JAM 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
PAPER JAM 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
PAPER JAM 0 with 2nd feeder . . . . . . . . . 113
PAPER JAM 0 with multi-purpose tray. . . . 115
PAPER JAM 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
PAPER JAM 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Paper level indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Paper source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90, 165
Paper tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Parallel interface cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Parallel interface connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
PCL MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
PCL6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 87, 88, 89
PITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Plug and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Poor print quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
PostScript Printer Driver
installing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 61, 182
PostScript SIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147, 170
Power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Power switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Index
207
PPD file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Print prevention sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Printer control board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139, 169
Printer cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Printer driver
installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 53
using. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87, 88, 89
Printer memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Printer memory connector. . . . . . . . . . . . 139, 169
Printer menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Printer tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
PRINTING MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
PRINTING PCL6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Printing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Printing speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Printing tasks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Printing, Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
PS II MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74, 86
PT.SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
PWR SAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
SYMBOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Q
U
QUALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Uninstall utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
R
READY status message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
READY Toner Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Rear right guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Rear side view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Repacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
RJ-45 port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
ROBU.XON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
ROM SIMM connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139, 169
S
SELFTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
SERIAL ERROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Status Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Status messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
T
TEST MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Test page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
TIMEOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
T-MARGIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
TON.SAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Toner cartridge
installing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
maintaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Toner Low STOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
TONERLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Top cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
TRAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
TYPEFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
V
VALUE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
W
Watermarks tab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Width guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 3.1
installing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
removing software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows 95
installing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PostScript driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
removing software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
97
32
53
70
89
49
55
69
53
87
Index
Windows 98
installing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PostScript driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
removing software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows NT 4.0
installing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PostScript driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
removing software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
using the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
208
49
55
69
53
87
49
61
70
88
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