Epson ActionLaser 1100 Specifications

EPSON ActionLaser 1100
Paper size:
Paper:
Type
Size
8.5 x 11 inches
8.5 x 14 inches
7.25 x 10.5 inches
210 x 297 mm
Type
Size
3% x 7% inches
4% x 9% inches
110 x 220 mm
162 x 229 mm
l76 x 250 mm
Letter
Legal
Executive
A4
Envelopes:
Monarch
Commercial-10
DL
C5
International B5
Printable area:
4 mm from paper edge
Paper feed
alignment and
direction:
Center alignment for all sizes
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Printer Specifications
Input paper
supply
(20 lb paper):
100 sheets
5-10 envelopes, depending on thickness
Printing
Paper eject:
Face down
Output tray
capacity
(20 lb paper):
50 sheets
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
300 x 300 dpi
Printing speed:
Up to 4 pages per minute (depending on
the font and quantity of data)
Warm-up time:
Approximately 45 seconds
Internal
emulations:
HPB LaserJetm III
Resident fonts:
14 bitmap and 8 scalable fonts
Toner cartridge
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Plain paper: 16-24 lb, 60-90 g/m2
Card stock: 24-32 lb, 90-120 g/m2
(single-sheet feed only)
Storage
temperature:
32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Shelf life:
24 months after production
Life:
Plain paper
Special paper
Labels
Envelopes
Transparencies
Colored paper
Card stock
Since the quality of any particular brand
or type of paper may be changed by the
manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot
guarantee the use of any particular brand
or type of paper. Always test samples of
paper stock before purchasing large
quantities.
Paper weight:
S051023
Storage humidity: 15 to 85% RH
Paper specifications
Types:
Model number:
Typical toner cartridge life is up to
4000 pages under the following
conditions: Letter-size paper, continuous
printing, and 5% print ratio
Note:
The number of pages that you can print with a toner cartridge
varies depending on the type of printing you do. If you print a few
pages at a time or print dense text exceeding 5% print ratio, your
cartridge may print fewer pages.
Mechanical
Dimensions and
weight:
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
Durability:
5 years or 100,000 sheets, whichever
comes first
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10.5 inches (265 mm)
13 inches (330 mm)
9.25 inches (235 mm)
Approx. 11 lb (5 kg)
including the toner cartridge
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Installing the SIMM
Electrical
Rated voltage:
90 to 132 VAC
Rated frequency:
50 to 60 Hz ± 3Hz
Power
consumption:
Approximately 400 W (powers down to
less than 30 W in power save mode)
Rated current:
Approximately 3.2 amps
Warning:
w High voltages are present inside the printer when the power is
on. Do not attempt to install a SIMM unless the printer is
turned off
1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cable from the
electrical outlet.
2. Turn the printer so the back of the printer is facing you.
Controller hardware
CPU:
68HC000, 16 MHz
RAM:
1MB expandable to 5MB
Environmental
Temperature:
Operation:
Storage:
41° to 95° F (5° to 35° C)
-4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)
Humidity:
Operation:
Storage:
15 to 85% RH
5 to 95% RH
Altitude:
8200 feet (2500 meters) maximum
Options
Single In-Line Memory Modules (SIMMs)
You can install one additional SIMM with a capacity of 1,2,
or 4MB. This allows you to increase memory capacity up to
5MB.
PostScript® Option
The PostScript option allows you to use your printer to print
documents formatted for PostScript Level 1 and Level 2.
Adding Memory
By installing a 1MB, 2MB, or 4MB Single In-Line Memory
Module (SIMM), you can increase printer memory up to
5MB. You may want to add additional memory if you are
having difficulty printing complex, graphics-intensive pages
or if you regularly use many downloaded fonts.
You can purchase SIMMs from various vendors. Be sure the
SIMMs you purchase meet the following requirements:
u 72-pin type
u Capacity of 1, 2, or 4MB
3. Remove the metal access cover located above the parallel
connector.
Warning:
W Avoid touching the electrical components that alp exposed
after you remove the metal access cover. They may he very hot
if the printer has been used recently.
4. Mount the SIMM in the slot provided for it.
5. Replace the metal access cover.
6. Reattach the power cord.
7. Switch on the printer’s power.
8. Now you need to update the printer driver’s Memory
setting. Bring up a software program that you often use to
print.
9. From the File menu, choose Print or Page Setup.
10. Choose the Setup button. (Depending on your software,
you might need to choose Options or Printer.)
ll. If prompted to select a printer, select Actionlaser 1100.
12. 0nce the Setup dialog box is open, change the Memory
setting for the amount of memory now installed in the
printer. (Be sure to include the 1MB already installed.)
13. Choose OK to close dialog boxes. When you return to the
Print dialog box, choose Cancel.
Checking the memory
To verify that memory is correctly installed, print a test sheet
by pressing the reset button at the back of the printer.
If an incorrect amount of memory is shown on the test sheet,
turn off the printer and remove the metal access cover. Make
sure you correctly installed the SIMM. If the amount of RAM
is still incorrect, contact your dealer or a qualified service
person for assistance.
u Access speed of 70ns or less
Warning:
w High voltages are present inside the printer when the power is
on. Do not attempt to install a SIMM unless the printer is
turned off and the power cord is unplugged.
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Accessing printer driver settings in DOS
Selecting the Printer Driver
When you install the software that comes with the printer,
you also install the ActionLaser 1100 printer driver. A printer
driver works with your software to control the operation of
the printer by translating a document’s margins, fonts, and
other settings into control codes that the printer understands.
To get the full functionality from your printer, use your
software to select the ActionLaser 1100 driver. Although you
can use other drivers, such as the HP LaserJet III driver, you
should normally use the ActionLaser 1100 since it is
specifically designed to work with this printer.
If you are not running Windows, you can control printer
settings through the EPSON Control Panel for DOS. To bring
up the EPSON Control Panel for DOS:
1. At a C: prompt, change to the PANEL directory by
typing CD \ PANEL. Then press Enter.
2. Type PANEL and press Enter.
This brings up the following screen:
Changing the Printer Settings
Printer settings are controlled through software. If you’re
using Windows, you access settings through your software
program. If you’re using DOS, you access printer settings
through the EPSON Control Panel for DOS.
Accessing printer driver settings in Windows
To access printer settings from a Windows-based software
program, choose Print or Page Setup from the File menu of
your software program and then, depending on your
program, choose the Setup, Options, or Printer button of the
dialog box that opens. This brings up the Setup dialog box.
The EPSON Control Panel for DOS consists of five screens:
Page Setup, Font, Quality, Memory, and Options. One screen
is displayed at a time, and other screens are represented by
buttons to the left of the current screen.
The five screens are listed below, along with the items
available on each.
Menu
Page setup
Font
Quality
When you choose the Options button, you see the following
dialog box, which allows you to control additional settings.
Memory
Options
Mode:
0
On
Items
Copies
Lines per Page
Orientation
Paper Feed
Paper Size
Auto Continue
Typeface
Point
Symbol Set
Toner Saving
Edge Smoothing
Toner Density
Page Protection
Image Compression
Power Save Mode
Power Save Interval
Interval: 115 min.
0 Off
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Status and Error Messages
Loading Paper
Status, error, and caution messages appear on screen to
notify you of the printer status and alert you to problems.
Error messages tell you how to correct any problems that
occur.
To load a stack of paper in the printer’s paper tray:
1. Remove any paper remaining in the paper tray. Do not add
paper to a partial stack.
2. Pull the paper release lever toward the front of the printer.
Front Panel Lights
The two lights on the front panel allow you to monitor the
status of the printer. The green Ready light is on when the
printer is on and is ready to receive print data. As data is
received from the computer, the Ready light flashes.
The orange Error light indicates an error condition. If the
Error light is on continuously, it indicates that no paper is
loaded or that there is a paper feed jam. A flashing Error light
indicates one of the following: an internal paper jam has
occurred, the front cover is open, or the toner cartridge is not
installed.
Other status conditions are indicated by the combination of
the Ready and Error lights. The following table describes all
status conditions that can be indicated by the printer’s
Ready and Error lights:
Ready
Off
Slow
flashing
Flashing
On
Off
Off
Flashing
Flashing
On
1 Error
1Off
I Off
Printer status
1Printer is off.
1Printer is in power save mode
1Off
1Print data is being received at the printer or
has already been received.
Printer is ready to receive print data.
Either the paper tray is empty or there is a
1 paper feed problem.
1One of the following errors has occurred:
. Paper has jammed inside the printer
. The front cover is open.
. The toner cartridgeis not installed.
1One of the following errors has occurred:
. Insufficient memory to print job.
. Printer is in manual feed mode and is
Off
On
1Flashing
1 On
A printer engine or controller error has
occurred. Contact your dealer or a qualified
3. Fan a stack of paper and load the paper in the paper tray.
Place the paper side you want printed face down in the
paper tray. Up to 100 sheets can fit in the paper tray.
4. Slide the paper guides against the paper stack so the paper
fits loosely between them. The paper guides should not fit
too tightly against the paper.
5. Push the paper release lever toward the back of the printer.
This places the feed roll in contact with the paper stack.
Paper will not feed properly if the paper release lever is
not in the feed position.
Replacing the Toner Cartridge
The toner cartridge prints up to 4000 pages, depending on
the complexity of your print jobs. You can make toner
cartridges last longer by using toner saving mode. See
Chapter 2 in the Reference Guide for more information.
If your printed images become too faint, you should replace
the toner cartridge as follows:
1. Turn off the printer if it is on and disconnect the power
cord.
2. Remove paper from the paper tray and remove all printed
pages from the exit tray.
3. Close the paper and exit trays.
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Open the front cover.
11. While holding the cartridge steady with one hand, firmly
grip the tab on the left side of the cartridge. Pull the clear
seal all the way out with firm, even pressure as shown. Do
not pull up on the seal.
12. With one hand, hold the toner cartridge in the middle.
Place the other hand on the rear of the printer to hold it
steady while you insert the cartridge.
Rest one hand on top of the printer. With the other hand,
grasp the toner cartridge by the molded center grip and
pull upward until the cartridge unlocks and releases.
13. Insert the cartridge into the opening at the front of the
printer. Position the locking knobs on both sides of the
cartridge into the guides inside the printer.
Tilt the front of the cartridge downward slightly until it is
level and then slide it out of the printer. The cartridge will
not slide smoothly unless it is level.
Discard the cartridge with nonburnable items.
Remove the new toner cartridge from its aluminum bag.
Remove the shipping spacer from the cartridge by pulling
up the horizontal tab. Then remove the protective cap at
the end of the cartridge.
l0. Gently shake the toner cartridge back and forth a few
times to distribute the toner evenly.
14. Slide the cartridge into the printer until it stops. Then
push the cartridge firmly until it locks in place.
15. Close the front cover and press the top corners to lock it
into position.
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6. Pull upward on the cartridge until it unlocks and releases.
Feed Jam
If the printer stops printing and the Error light is on while the
Ready light is off, follow these steps.
1. Unlock the paper release lever by pulling it toward the
front of the printer.
2. Remove paper from the paper tray.
3. Remove any sheets that have misfed from the paper tray
into the paper feeder area.
4. Tap the edges of the paper stack on a flat surface and
carefully reload paper into the paper tray.
5. Push the paper release lever toward the back of the printer.
Paper Jam
If the printer stops printing and the Error light is flashing
while the Ready light is off, follow these steps:
7. Tilt the front of the toner cartridge downward slightly until
it is level; then slide it out of the printer. The cartridge will
not slide out smoothly unless it is level.
1. Unlock the paper release lever by pulling it toward the
front of the printer.
Jammed paper may have caught in the toner cartridge,
making it difficult to remove the cartridge. Pull firmly to
remove the paper along with the cartridge.
2. Remove paper from the paper tray and remove all printed
pages from the exit tray.
3. Close the exit tray.
8. If the paper comes out along with the toner cartridge,
remove the paper from the cartridge by pulling it toward
the front of the cartridge.
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4. Open the front cover.
Caution:
Never pull jammed paper out from the rear of the toner
cartridge.
9. If the jammed paper does not come out with the toner
cartridge, look inside the printer. If the paper is still
inside, draw it out from the front of the printer.
Warning:
w When you open the printer or remove the printer cartridge,
you expose components inside the printer that can he very hot.
Avoid touching the fuser area, which is located immediately
above the toner cartridge when you open the front cover; and
the motor; which is further inside the printer.
l0. After removing the jammed paper, reinstall the toner
cartridge and close the front cover.
11. Open the exit tray.
5. Rest one hand on top of the printer. With your other hand,
grasp the toner cartridge by its molded center grip.
12. Tap the edges of the paper stack on a flat surface and
carefully reload paper into the paper tray.
13. Fush the paper release lever toward the back of the printer.
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Information Reference List
Engineering Change Notices
None.
Product Support Bulletins
None.
Technical Information Bulletins
None.
Related Documentation
TM-AL1100
ActionLaser 1100 Service Manual
PL-AL1100
ActionLaser 1100 Parts Price List
600E9492
ActionLaser 1100 Reference Guide
600E9493
ActionLaser 1100 Read This First Guide
600E9494
Your First Laser Printer
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