MINOLTA-QMS 4100E User manual

MINOLTA-QMS 4100E User manual
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User Manual
PagePro 4100E
Contents
1
2
Introduction
1.1
Welcome to Minolta/QMS ............................................................1-1
1.2
Roadmap of this manual ..............................................................1-2
Where to find what in this User’s Manual........................................1-2
Brief explanation of special type styles and method of
presentation ....................................................................................1-3
1.3
Working safely with your laser printer........................................1-4
Notes on your safety and operating safety......................................1-4
Laser safety.....................................................................................1-6
Internal laser radiation.....................................................................1-6
CDRH regulations ...........................................................................1-7
Laser safety label............................................................................1-8
Laser caution label ..........................................................................1-9
Ozone emission ............................................................................1-10
Unpacking, installing and setting up the printer
2.1
Unpacking the laser printer..........................................................2-1
2.2
Overview of the printer.................................................................2-3
External features.............................................................................2-3
Inside the printer .............................................................................2-4
Optional accessories.......................................................................2-5
Printer control panel ........................................................................2-6
2.3
Installing your laser printer..........................................................2-7
Place of installation .........................................................................2-7
Storage of consumables and accessories ......................................2-7
Ambient conditions..........................................................................2-8
Space required................................................................................2-9
2.4
Setting up your laser printer ......................................................2-11
Fitting the paper output tray and paper feed tray 1 ......................2-11
Connecting the power cable .........................................................2-12
Switching the printer on and off.....................................................2-13
Printing a configuration page .......................................................2-14
Connecting the printer to a computer (parallel port) .....................2-15
Connecting the printer to a computer (USB port) .........................2-16
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Installing the printer driver
3.1
System requirements ................................................................... 3-1
3.2
Notes on installing the printer driver.......................................... 3-1
General information on the printer driver........................................ 3-2
Information on installation using Plug-and-Play ............................. 3-2
Information on installation using the Add Printer Wizard ................ 3-2
Information on installing a network printer...................................... 3-3
3.3
Installing the USB device driver.................................................. 3-4
3.4
CD-ROM installation for Win95, Win98 or WinNT4.0................. 3-8
3.5
Installation for Windows 3.1x .................................................... 3-10
3.6
Uninstalling the Windows printer driver .................................. 3-12
Deinstallation for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0............... 3-12
Deinstallation for Windows 3.1x ................................................... 3-13
3.7
Installation for MS-DOS ............................................................. 3-14
Working with the Windows printer drivers
4.1
Displaying printer driver settings ............................................... 4-1
Displaying settings in Windows 95/98 ........................................... 4-1
Displaying settings in Windows NT 4.0 ......................................... 4-3
Displaying the settings in Windows 3.1x ....................................... 4-4
4.2
Paper index card........................................................................... 4-5
Selecting a paper format ................................................................ 4-6
Creating a custom paper format .................................................... 4-7
Adjusting the print-out to fit the paper ............................................ 4-8
Specifying the number of copies .................................................... 4-8
Specifying the orientation of the print paper ................................... 4-8
Switching on/off the printer’s sorting function ................................. 4-9
Specifying the paper source ......................................................... 4-10
Recalling the original setings [DEFAULT] .................................... 4-10
4.3
Page layout index card .............................................................. 4-11
Printing multiple document pages per print page (N-up) .............. 4-12
Printing watermarks ...................................................................... 4-13
Custom watermarks ..................................................................... 4-14
Scaling the printed document ....................................................... 4-15
Duplex function............................................................................. 4-15
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Quality index card .......................................................................4-16
Optimizing data exchange with the printer (All raster) ..................4-17
Switching Toner Save function on and off.....................................4-17
Specifying the graphics mode.......................................................4-18
Optimizing the print quality of text and graphics (Fine-ART).........4-18
Specifying TrueType mode ...........................................................4-19
Determining the resolution ...........................................................4-19
Specifying the emulation mode.....................................................4-19
Optimizing the presentation of graphics in the print-out
(Detail of quality...) ........................................................................4-20
4.5
Font index card ...........................................................................4-21
Adding fonts ..................................................................................4-22
Deleting fonts ................................................................................4-22
Setting the ID ................................................................................4-22
4.6
Device option index card............................................................4-23
Activating the optional duplex unit.................................................4-24
Activating optional paper feed tray 2 or 3......................................4-24
Working with the Windows printer tools
5.1
Calling up the Status Display.......................................................5-2
Calling up the Status Display in Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0 5-2
Calling up the Status Display in Windows 3.1x ..............................5-3
Altering the size of the Status Display window ...............................5-4
5.2
Calling up the Control Panel ........................................................5-5
5.3
Paper index card ...........................................................................5-6
Defining the response in the case of a lack of suitable paper ........5-7
Specifying a paper format for paper feed tray 1 .............................5-7
5.4
Printer setting index card.............................................................5-8
Switching on/off the Power Save mode .........................................5-9
Switching on/off the paper format error detection ..........................5-9
Detecting paper misfeeds – Jam Recovery ...................................5-9
Switching preheat on/off .................................................................5-9
Specifying the print language........................................................5-10
5.5
Test print index card...................................................................5-11
The various test prints...................................................................5-11
5.6
Counter index card .....................................................................5-12
Checking the status of a counter...................................................5-13
Resetting a counter 5-13
5.7
Configuration index card............................................................5-14
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7
Working with the DOS printer tools
6.1
Using the Status Display ............................................................. 6-1
Calling up the Status Display ......................................................... 6-1
Switching on/off popup messages (Setup menu) ........................... 6-2
Changing the hotkey command for the Status Display
(Setup menu) ................................................................................. 6-2
Defining popup messages (Setup menu) ...................................... 6-2
6.2
Using the DOS Control Panel ...................................................... 6-3
Calling up the Control Panel .......................................................... 6-3
6.3
Paper panel ................................................................................... 6-4
Selecting a paper format ................................................................ 6-5
Specifying the paper source ........................................................... 6-6
Specifying the number of lines printed per page ............................ 6-6
Specifying the number of copies .................................................... 6-6
Specifying the orientation of the printing paper .............................. 6-7
Defining the response to format errors .......................................... 6-7
Specifying a paper format for paper feed tray 1 ............................ 6-8
6.4
Font panel ..................................................................................... 6-9
6.5
Output Quality panel .................................................................. 6-10
Switching on/off the Toner Save function ..................................... 6-11
Fine-ART feature .......................................................................... 6-11
Print language .............................................................................. 6-11
6.6
Counter panel ............................................................................. 6-12
Checking the status of a counter .................................................. 6-13
Resetting a counter ..................................................................... 6-13
6.7
Configuration panel.................................................................... 6-14
6.8
Printer Setting panel .................................................................. 6-15
Switching on/off the Power Save mode ....................................... 6-16
Switching on/off the paper format error detection ........................ 6-16
Pre-Heat feature .......................................................................... 6-16
Switching on/off the automatic continuation function ................... 6-16
Detecting paper misfeeds – Jam Recovery ................................. 6-17
Specifying the input/output timeout ............................................. 6-17
Working with the printer
7.1
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Please note the following points: ............................................... 7-1
What should I watch out for when loading paper?.......................... 7-1
What should I watch out for when loading envelopes? .................. 7-1
Which sizes of paper can I use?..................................................... 7-2
What types of paper can I use?...................................................... 7-3
Printable area ................................................................................. 7-3
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7.2
Using the control button ..............................................................7-4
Printing out the configuration page ................................................7-5
Continuing a print job after an error message ................................7-5
7.3
Loading paper ...............................................................................7-6
Loading paper into paper feed tray 1 .............................................7-6
Loading paper into the manual feed unit ........................................7-7
Loading paper into paper feed tray 2/3 .........................................7-8
7.4
Monitoring print jobs with the Status Display..........................7-10
Installing optional accessories
8.1
Installing paper feed tray 2/3........................................................8-1
8.2
Installing the duplex unit..............................................................8-3
8.3
Installing a SIMM memory module ..............................................8-5
8.4
Installing a PostScript ROM-SIMM memory module..................8-9
8.5
Installing a network card............................................................8-13
Caring for and maintaining your
printer
9.1
Cleaning the printer ......................................................................9-2
Cleaning the case ..........................................................................9-2
Cleaning the paper feed roller ........................................................9-2
9.2
Replacing the imaging cartridge .................................................9-5
10 Troubleshooting
10.1
Clearing paper misfeeds ............................................................10-2
Clearing paper misfeeds at the imaging cartridge ........................10-2
Clearing a paper misfeed at the fusing unit ..................................10-4
Clearing a paper misfeed at the output tray .................................10-6
Clearing a paper misfeed at paper feed tray 1 .............................10-7
Clearing a paper misfeed at the manual feed unit .......................10-8
Clearing a paper misfeed at paper feed tray 2 (optional) .............10-9
Clearing paper misfeeds at the duplex unit (top) .......................10-10
Clearing paper misfeeds at the duplex unit (bottom) .................10-11
10.2
Problems with print quality ......................................................10-12
10.3
General printing problems .......................................................10-15
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10.4
Printer messages...................................................................... 10-16
Lamp functions ........................................................................... 10-16
Status messages ........................................................................ 10-17
User messages........................................................................... 10-18
Service messages ...................................................................... 10-20
11 Appendix
11.1
Performance features................................................................. 11-1
Hardware ...................................................................................... 11-1
Software ....................................................................................... 11-1
Operating system ......................................................................... 11-1
11.2
Technical specification .............................................................. 11-2
PagePro 4100E printer ................................................................. 11-2
500-sheet paper feed tray (option) ............................................... 11-3
Duplex unit (option) ...................................................................... 11-4
Network card (option) ................................................................... 11-4
SDRAM-SIMM memory module (option) ...................................... 11-4
Interfaces and cables ................................................................... 11-5
USB interface and cable ............................................................... 11-5
11.3
Minolta/QMS’s concern for environmental protection ........... 11-6
What does the energy star mean? ............................................... 11-6
11.4
Index ............................................................................................ 11-7
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Introduction
1
Introduction
1.1
Welcome to Minolta/QMS
Thank you for purchasing a Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100E laser printer.
To achieve the best possible results and to use your laser printer
effectively, this User’s Manual provides you with information on the
following topics:
G
installing the printer driver,
G
working with the printer drivers and tools,
G
working with the printer,
G
caring for and maintaining your printer,
G
troubleshooting.
Read this User’s Manual carefully before operating your printer for the first
time, and always keep the manual within easy reach.
We reserve the right to make changes to the contents of this manual.
Trademarks
PCL is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics, Inc.
MS-DOS, Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
IBM is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines
Corporation.
Apple, Macintosh and TrueType are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
PagePro is a registered trademark of Minolta.
Adobe and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc.
Fine-ART and Fine Micro Toning are trademarks of Minolta Co. Ltd.
QMS and the QMS logo are registered trademarks of QMS, Inc.
All other names of products and brand-names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective proprietors.
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Introduction
Roadmap of this manual
Where to find what in this User’s Manual
You don’t know exactly where to find the information you need? The
following table is designed to help you.
Alternatively, to find information on a specific problem quickly and
precisely, please refer to the index at the end of the User’s Manual.
No.
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Title of chapter
Content of chapter
Contents
A complete list of all the chapters and sub-chapters in
this User’s Manual.
1
Introduction
Introductory remarks and information on how to use
this manual as well as notes on the safe use of the
printer.
2
Unpacking, installing and
setting up the printer
|nformation on how to set up the printer as well as an
introduction to the various features.
3
Installing the printer driver
A step-by-step explanation of the routine for installing
the printer driver.
4
Working with the Windows
printer drivers
Details of how to control the printer via the printer
driver. This helps you learn how to use the printer’s
functions effectively.
5
Working with the Windows
printer tools
Details of how you can use the supplementary
Windows programs most effectively.
6
Working with the DOS printer
tools
Details of how you can use the supplementary DOS
programs most effectively.
7
Working with the printer
Getting to know how your printer works. For example,
information on:
• loading paper
• monitoring print jobs
• cancelling print jobs
8
Installing optional
accessories
Details of how to install optional accessories
correctly, e.g.:
• 500-sheet paper feed tray
• network card
9
Caring for and maintaining
your printer
Details of how to look after your printer and how you
can easily replace cerain parts yourself.
10
Troubleshooting
Help with analysing and rectifying faults.
11
Appendix
A collection of helpful additional information, e.g.:
• technical specification
• index of keywords
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Introduction
Brief explanation of special type styles and method of presentation
Special type styles and methods of presentation are used in this User’s
Manual to highlight various circumstances. The following examples will
help you to recognize and deal with the most important of these.
CAUTION
This is a warning!
A warning alerts you to danger to life and limb or to damage that could
result to the machine by treating it improperly.
➜
The arrow refers you to safety measures that must be taken to prevent
the hazard.
[MENU]
Key on the control panel / button on the printer driver with
the description “Menu“
➜
Single action to be performed (there are no other steps)
1
Step 1 of a series of actions
2
Step 2 of a series of actions, etc.
? Help is available here.
➜
The approach that is suggested
here is sure to get you to your
desired result.
Here you can see what has to be done.
✎
This is a helpful tip
Text passages that are identified in this manner provide you with tricks
and handy tips to make it even easier to work with the printer.
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Introduction
Working safely with your laser printer
Notes on your safety and operating safety
Working improperly with the printer can result in health hazards, electric
shocks and even fires. Before you unpack the laser printer, you should
make yourself familiar with this information on your safety and operating
safety.
CAUTION
Observe the following information:
➜ Make sure that the power cable is correctly plugged into the socket
and that the socket is at all times visible and readily accessible.
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➜
Do not pull the cable of the power plug as this may damage the cable.
The result could be an electric shock or a fire.
➜
Remove the power plug from the socket if the machine will not be used
for an extended period of time.
➜
Do not remove the power cable from the socket with wet hands as this
may result in an electric shock.
➜
Do not move the unit unless the power cable has been removed from
the socket. Otherwise you may damage the cable. The result could be
a short-circuit or a fire.
➜
Do not place any heavy objects on the power cable. Do not pull or kink
the cable as this can result in damage to the cable. The result could
be an electric shock or a fire.
➜
Make sure that the machine is not standing on a cable connected to
another machine as this can result in damage to that cable. The result
could be a fire or improper functioning of the unit in question.
➜
Make sure that the power supply to the unit has the correct voltage.
Otherwise the result could be a fire or an electric shock.
➜
Switch off the unit immediately and unplug the power cable if the
power supply cable is damaged. Failure to do so could result in a fire
or an electric shock. Contact your customer support service centre.
➜
Use only extension cables that are designed for at least the maximum
power rating of the machine. Extension cables with lower ratings can
result in overheating and can even cause a fire.
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➜
Perform only the procedures that are described in this manual. Using
the machine improperly can result in a fire or an electric shock.
➜
Do not place any heavy objects on the machine.
➜
Do not open any covers on the machine while printing is in progress.
➜
Do not switch off the unit while printing is in progress.
➜
Do not place any magnetic object near the machine.
➜
Do not use any flammable sprays, liquids or gases in the vicinity of the
machine.
➜
Do not remove any safety devices and do not alter the construction of
the machine. The unit is equipped with high-voltage components.
Using the machine improperly can result in a fire or an electric shock.
➜
Do not insert any paper clips, staples or other small metal objects into
openings on the machine. The result could be an electric shock or a
fire. If metal pieces are fed into the machine, switch it off immediately,
disconnect the power cable and contact your customer support
service centre.
➜
Do not place coffee cups, drinks bottles or other containers with liquids
in them on the machine. If liquid enters the machine the result could
be an electric shock or a fire. If liquid does get into the machine, switch
it off immediately, disconnect the power cable and contact your
customer support service centre.
➜
If the machine becomes unusually hot, or if you notice smoke or an
unusual odour coming from the machine, switch it off immediately and
remove the power cable from the socket. Contact your customer
support technical specialist.
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Laser safety
This printer is equipped with a laser unit. If the printer is used in
accordance with the instructions in the User’s Manual, the laser presents
no danger.
The radiation emitted is completely absorbed and attenuated by the case.
The laser radiation cannot escape at any time during the printing process.
This laser printer is categorized as a Class 1 printer. This classification
means that the printer does not produce any hazardous laser radiation.
This printer is certified as a Class I Laser product under the US
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and
Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce
hazardous laser radiation.
Internal laser radiation
Average radiation output:
1.03 mW at the laser aperture of the laser unit.
Wavelength: 770-810 nm
This device works with a laser diode of class 3b with invisible laser
radiation. The laser diode and the polygon mirror for sampling are
integrated into the laser unit.
The laser unit is NOT AN ITEM TO BE MAINTAINED ON SITE. You
should therefore not open it under any circumstance.
CAUTION
Dangerous laser radiation!
Using the printer in a manner other than as indicated in this manual may
result in exposure to dangerous radiation.
➜
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Use the printer only according to the instructions contained in the
User’s Manual.
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CDRH regulations
On 2 August 1976 the Center for Devices and Radiological Health
(CDRH), part of the US Food and Drug Administration, introduced
specifications for all products that operate with laser beams. Products
which are to be sold or used in the USA must comply with these statutory
requirements without exception. The safety label shown here confirms
compliance with the CDRH regulations. This label must be attached to all
products sold or used in the USA.
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Laser safety label
DANGER
Use the printer only as described in this manual!
Using the controls, adjusting the printer or performing procedures other
than as specified in this manual may result in exposure to hazardous
radiation.
➜
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Use the printer only according to the instructions contained in the
User’s Manual.
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Laser caution label
CAUTION
Dangerous laser radiation!
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is
5 mW and the wavelength is 770–810 nm.
➜
Use the printer only according to the instructions contained in the
User's Manual.
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Ozone emission
Small quantities of ozone escape during the printing process. These
quantities do not represent a health hazard. In spite of this, you should
take care that the area in which the machine is located has adequate
ventilation, especially if you are printing large quantities of materials or if
the machine is being used continuously over a long period of time.
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Unpacking, installing and setting up
the printer
2.1
Unpacking the laser printer
2
CAUTION
Danger to children from packaging materials made of plastic
➜ After unpacking, keep the packaging materials out of reach of children.
1
Remove the printer parts and
accessories from the box.
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
Paper output tray
Printer
Installation Guide
CD-ROM
Power cable
Paper feed tray.
2
Remove the packaging material
from the printer.
3
Remove the transport retainers
from the printer.
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4
Pull the plastic strips out of the
printer.
5
Remove the plastic strips from the
rear of the printer.
✎
Why save packaging materials?
If you need to move the printer, you can use the packaging again. In
this way you can be certain that your printer is correctly packed.
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2.2
Overview of the printer
External features
1
2
3
4
5
7
6
8
9
10
No.
Description
No.
Release button for top cover
2
Control panel
7
Power Switch (ON/OFF)
3
Paper output tray
(face down)
8
USB port
4
Top cover
9
Socket for power cable
5
Paper guides
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Description
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Paper feed tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
Parallel port
2-3
2
Unpacking, installing and setting up the printer
Inside the printer
1
5
2
3
4
6
No.
2-4
Description
No.
Description
1
Fusing unit
4
Cover to paper feed tray 2
2
Paper guide
5
Image transfer roller
3
Manual paper feed unit
6
Imaging cartridge
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Optional accessories
1
2
3
No.
Description
1
Paper feed tray 2
(500-sheet cassette)
2
Paper feed tray 3
(500-sheet cassette)
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Duplex unit
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2
Unpacking, installing and setting up the printer
Printer control panel
1
2
3
4
The control panel has three lamps and one button.
No.
2-6
Description
No.
Description
1
Stand-by lamp (green)
3
Fault (red)
2
Paper empty (orange)
4
Control button
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2
Installing your laser printer
Place of installation
The printer should be set up in a place which is:
G
dry and free from dust,
G
on a stable surface,
G
well ventilated,
G
away of highly flammable items, e.g. curtains,
G
away of objects which might obstruct the printer’s ventilation slits,
G
near to an easily accessible power socket.
The printer must be positioned in a way that it cannot be adversely
affected by the following:
G
splashing liquids,
G
organic gases, e.g. ammonia,
G
direct sunlight,
G
severe temperature fluctuations,
G
exhaust-air from heating, ventilation or air-conditioning systems.
Storage of consumables and accessories
Printing consumables and accessories should be kept:
G
sealed in their original packagings,
G
protected against direct sunlight or heat,
G
protected against fluorescent light,
G
in a cool, dry and dust-free place,
G
out of reach of children.
CAUTION
Toner poses a health hazard!
Toner is harmful if swallowed.
➜
If you swallow toner, consult a doctor immediately.
➜
If you get toner on your hands, wash them immediately with cold water
and soap.
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Ambient conditions
The optimum ambient conditions for your printer are as follows:
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G
Temperature range 50°F to 95°F / 10°C to 35°C
(maximum variation of 18°F / 10°C per hour);
G
Relative humidity of 15% to 85%
(maximum variation of 20% per hour).
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Space required
Make certain that there is enough space available around the printer (see
figure). This will facilitate operation, reloading paper and toner, and
maintenance of the printer.
H
D
C
G
A
E
F
B
Bez.
Maße
Bez.
Maße
A
40-1/2 in. / 1030 mm
E
23-1/2 in. / 600 mm
B
33 in. / 840 mm
F
11-3/4 in. / 300 mm
C
24-3/4 in. / 630 mm
G
4 in. / 100 mm
D
6 in. / 150 mm
H
11-3/4 in. / 300 mm
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H
C
D
G
A
E
F
B
Bez.
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Maße
Bez.
Maße
A
40-1/2 in. / 1030 mm
E
23-1/2 in. / 600 mm
B
33 in. / 840 mm
F
11-3/4 in. / 300 mm
C
29-1/2 in. / 750 mm
G
4 in. / 100 mm
D
6 in. / 150 mm
H
11-3/4 in. / 300 mm
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2.4
2
Setting up your laser printer
Fitting the paper output tray and paper feed tray 1
Set the guides of the paper feed tray to match the size of paper you wish
to use.
1
Attach the paper output tray to the
printer as shown here.
2
Slide the lower part of the paper
feed tray into the printer.
3
Fit the cover of paper feed
tray 1.
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Unpacking, installing and setting up the printer
Connecting the power cable
Only use the power cable supplied with the printer!
The laser printer requires a power supply with minimal voltage and
frequency fluctuation. If necessary, ask an electrician for advice.
✔
Power supply: 120-127 V at 50-60 Hz / 220-240 V at 50-60 Hz
✔
Voltage fluctuation: 120 V -10%, 127 V +6% / 220-240 V ± 10%
✔
Frequency fluctuation: Within 3 Hz
1
Make sure that the printer’s power
switch is in the "0" (OFF) position.
2
Insert the plug on the end of the
power cable (supplied) into the
power socket of the printer.
3
Insert the other end of the power
cable into a power socket.
CAUTION
Using the wrong power cable may lead to a short-circuit situation!
The use of a power cable of inadequate cross-section can lead to a
overheating of the cable.
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Only use an extension cable which has a higher rating than the current
consumption of the printer.
➜
Only use cables with a ground connection.
➜
Always observe the relevant local regulations regarding the
connection of electrical equipment to the mains network.
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Switching the printer on and off
CAUTION
Improper handling may result in damge to the printer!
➜ Never switch off the printer while a print job is in progress, the printer
is receiving data from the computer (flashing “Stand-by“ lamp on the
control panel) or the printer is being reset.
➜
Switch the power switch to "I" (ON)
in order to activate the printer.
The printer is ready for use after
approx. 23 seconds.
➜
Switch the power switch to
"0" (OFF) in order to deactivate the
printer.
✎
Saving energy makes sense!
After the printer has not received a print command for a certain amount
of time, it automatically switches to POWER SAVE mode. This time
interval can be set using the control panel (see the Online manual).
If the printer receives a new print job while it is in Power Save mode,
or if the side cover is opened, or if the [ON LINE] key is pressed, the
printer automatically starts its warm-up phase.
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Printing a configuration page
Print a configuration page in order to make sure that the printer is
functioning properly.
1
Switch on the printer.
The printer is ready for use
after approx. 23 seconds.
2
Make sure that:
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❍
3
the “Fault“ and “Paper“ lamps
are off, and
the “Stand-by“ lamp is on
constantly.
Press the control button briefly.
The configuration page will now be
printed.
Control button
✎
Be prepared for technical queries.
Please have a current configuration page available when calling for
technical assistance. Make a note of the Serial No. of your printer on
the configuration page, see page 1-8 (laser safety label).
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Connecting the printer to a computer (parallel port)
1
Switch off the printer and the computer.
2
Connect one end of the interface cable to the parallel port of your
computer.
3
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the parallel port of the
printer.
4
Secure the connectors by means of the clips on the sockets.
For the technical specification of the cable, see page 11-5.
CAUTION
Using the wrong type of cable may result in damage to the
equipment!
Using the wrong type of cable may damage the socket on the printer.
➜
Only use an IEEE 1284 type B shielded interface cable for connecting
the printer to your computer.
➜
Minolta/QMS does not warrant the use of any particular cable. The
user assumes all responsibility as to the quality and performance of
the cable.
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Connecting the printer to a computer (USB port)
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1
Switch on the computer and start Windows 98.
2
Switch on the printer.
3
Connect one end of the interface cable to the USB port of the printer.
4
Connect the other end of the interface cable to the USB port of the
computer.
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Installing the printer driver
3.1
System requirements
3
The following system requirements will ensure that your printer runs
without problems:
3.2
G
An IBM-compatible PC with a 486DX 16MHz processor or higher
(Pentium processor recommended).
G
Microsoft Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0,
MS-DOS 6.2 or higher (except MS-DOS 7.0).
G
At least 8 MB of RAM.
G
At least 5 MB of spare memory capacity.
G
A CD-ROM drive.
G
I/O interface: an IEEE 1284 type B parallel cable.
Notes on installing the printer driver
The installation program is designed so that even people not accustomed
to working with computers can easily accomplish it. You will be led step
by step through the installation process. All you need to do is follow the
instructions on the screen.
Before you begin the installation, you should observe the following points:
G
What operating system is running on your computer?
G
What is the letter of your CD-ROM drive (D, E, etc.)?
G
Which optional accessories are fitted to your printer?
G
Is your printer a local printer or a network printer?
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Local printer:
when the printer is connected directly to your computer via a parallel
interface cable.
Network printer:
when the printer is integrated in a computer network.
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✎
More questions?
If you are still not certain about making a setting, you can display
additional information on screen by using the HELP button.
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General information on the printer driver
The printer driver is on a CD-ROM supplied with the printer. If your
computer is not fitted with a CD-ROM drive, then you can download the
printer driver from the Internet.
You will find the latest version of the printer driver under the
address http://www.qms.com.
Information on installation using Plug-and-Play
We recommend the printer driver being installed using the CD-ROM´s
installer. If you install the printer driver using hardware wizards or device
driver update wizards (plug-and play installation), you should note these
points:
G
The “Drivers\Pp4100\Win95 or Win311\GB\Pcl\drv“ directory on the
CD-ROM must be specified.
G
The Status Display, Control Panel and Driver Help will not be installed.
G
The auxiliary program for deinstallation will not be installed. To use this
auxiliary program, start the file “zuninst.exe“ on the CD that is supplied
with your printer.
Information on installation using the Add Printer Wizard
Do not use the Add Printer Wizard from the Printers folder. Installation
through the Add Printer Wizard will prevent the printer from performing
properly.
We recommend the printer driver being installed using the CD-ROM´s
installer.
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Information on installing a network printer
✎
Local printer or network printer?
The printer can be equipped with an optional network card if required.
Please contact your hardware supplier.
You can install the printer as a local printer or as a network printer. You
should note the following points when installing it as a network printer:
G
If you would like to access the printer from a server running Windows
95, first install the printer driver from the server using the installation
program. Do not use the hardware wizard for printer installation.
G
If your printer will not be printing any documents in a network
environment, set the data spool format of the client to RAW.
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Installing the USB device driver
When connecting the PagePro 4100E printer to your computer with a USB
cable, install the USB device driver according to the following instructions
before installing the printer driver.
This printer can only be connected with a USB cable if the computer is
running Windows 98.
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1
Switch on your computer and start Windows 98.
2
Switch on the printer.
3
Check that Windows 98 has finished loading and that the printer is
ready.
4
Insert the Printer Driver CD-ROM supplied with your printer into your
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
5
When the opening screen appears, close it.
6
Connect the printer to the computer with the USB cable
(see page 2-16) to display the Add New Hardware Wizard dialogue.
7
Click [NEXT] to display the next dialogue.
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8
Check the “Search for the best driver for your device“ box, and then
click [NEXT].
9
When the next dialogue appears, check the Specify a location box,
and then click [BROWSE...].
10Browse the CD-ROM and navigate to
“Drivers\Pw4100\Win98\ D\Pcl\Drv\usb“. Then click [OK].
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11When the following dialogue appears, click [NEXT].
12When the following dialogue appears, click [FINISH] to complete the
installation.
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13After installation is complete, check that “Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100“
appears below Universal serial bus controller on the Device Manager
tab of the System Properties dialogue. To display the System
Properties dialogue, right-click the [MY COMPUTER] icon on the
desktop, and then click [PROPERTIES] in the shortcut menu that
appears.
14Eject the CD-ROM from your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
This completes the installation of the USB device driver for the
PagePro 4100E printer.
✎
And now install the printer
When installing the PCL printer driver you must select “USB/0“ when
prompted for the printer port (Select Port).
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Installing the printer driver
CD-ROM installation for Win95, Win98 or WinNT4.0
1
Make certain that the printer is connected to your printer locally or
through a network.
2
Switch on the printer.
3
Switch on the computer and start Windows 95, Windows 98 or
Windows NT 4.0.
? When the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog appears under
Win 95 or 98:
➜
4
Click [CANCEL] to close the dialog.
Place the PagePro 4100E printer driver CD in the CD-ROM drive of
your computer.
The installation program starts automatically.
? The installation program does not start automatically?
5
3-8
➜
Start Windows Explorer and open the directory of the CD.
➜
Double-click on “Pagepro.exe“ to start the installation program.
In the next dialog window, choose a language for the installation
procedure.
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3
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
After the printer driver has been successfully installed, the “Minolta QMS
Printer Utilities“ Program Group appears.
You can now call up the “Minolta QMS Printer Utilities“ Program Group via
the Windows Start menu.
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3.5
Installing the printer driver
Installation for Windows 3.1x
Install the printer driver for Windows 3.1x as described below and not via
the Printers dialogue box.
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1
Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer locally or via
a network.
2
Switch on the printer.
3
Switch on the computer and start Windows 3.1x.
4
Place the printer driver CD in the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
5
Double-click the icon [CONTROL PANEL] wich is located in the “Main
group“ within the “Program Manager“. Double-click [PRINTERS] to
display the “Printer“ dialog.
6
Click on "Add>>" to display the list of printers. Select "Install unlisted
or updated printer" and click on "Install".
The following box appears.
7
Browse to the CD-ROM drive and navigate to
“Drivers\Pp4100\Win311\GB\Pcl\drv“. Confirm with [OK].
8
Select Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100 [UNI] from the list and confirm with
[OK].
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3
Click on [Set as default printer].
After the printer driver has been successfully installed, the icon for
“Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100 [UNI]“ appears in the "Printers" Program
Group.
? An error message appears announcing that the UNIDRV.DLL file
is required but cannot be found.
➜
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Installing the printer driver
Uninstalling the Windows printer driver
Deinstallation for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0
1
Call up the “Minolta QMS Printer Utilities“ Program Group.
2
Click on “Uninstall“.
The deinstallation program starts automatically.
3
Follow the subsequent instructions.
The deinstallation of the printer driver is successfully completed once
the Windows operating system has been restarted.
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Deinstallation for Windows 3.1x
1
Call up the “Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100 [UNI]“ Program Group.
2
Click on "Remove".
You are prompted to confirm/cancel your selection.
3
Click on [YES] in order to delete the printer driver.
4
Click on [Close].
The program group is deinstalled.
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3.7
Installing the printer driver
Installation for MS-DOS
MS-DOS versions 6.2 or higher (except MS-DOS 7.0) are supported.
1
Make sure that the printer is connected to your computer locally or via
a network.
2
Switch on the printer.
3
Switch on the computer and start MS-DOS.
4
Place the PagePro 4100E printer driver CD in the CD-ROM drive of
your computer.
5
Change to the CD-ROM drive.
Enter, for example: d:\
(d = corresponding letter of your CD-ROM drive)
6
Change to the directory which contains the installation program.
Enter: cd Drivers\Pp4100\Dos
7
Start the installation program.
Enter: install
8
Select the option required and press ENTER.
✎
AUTOEXEC.BAT file modified!
One command line was added to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. The
purpose of this command is to ensure that the Status Display is
automatically loaded upon switching on the computer or executing the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
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Working with the Windows printer
drivers
4.1
Displaying printer driver settings
4
Displaying settings in Windows 95/98
1
In the START menu, select “Settings – Printer“.
The “Printer“ dialogue box appears.
2
Click on the “Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100“ icon.
3
Under “File“, select the item “Properties“.
The following box appears.
4
Click on the "-> 32-bit SuperDriver Setup" tab.
The printer driver dialogue box appears.
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✎
The operating system also uses index cards!
The “About“ index card is automatically determined by the operating
system and is therefore not described in this manual.
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Displaying settings in Windows NT 4.0
1
In the START menu, select “Settings – Printer“.
The “Printer“ dialogue box appears.
2
Click on the “Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100“ icon.
3
Under “File“, select the item “Document Defaults“.
The following box appears.
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Displaying the settings in Windows 3.1x
The options on the individual index cards correspond to those of
Windows 95/98.
1
In the Windows main group, double-click on the “Control panel“ icon.
The “Control panel“ program group appears.
2
In the Control panel window, click on the “Printers“ icon.
The “Printer“ dialogue box appears.
3
In the “Printer“ dialogue box, select Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100 [UNI]
from the list of “Installed printers“.
4
Click on [SETUP...].
The Driver Setup dialogue box appears.
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4
Paper index card
This index card allows you to:
G
select the paper format,
G
set up custom paper formats,
G
fit documents to a paper format upon print-out,
G
specify the number of copies,
G
specify the orientation of the paper,
G
switch on/off the printer’s sorting function
G
specify paper feed from different trays,
G
recall the original settings (Default).
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Selecting a paper format
Use “Paper size“ to specify the format of the printed page. The various
paper sizes supported by your printer are shown in the dropdown list.
The following formats have a fixed definition in the dropdown list:
Paper
Size
Envelopes
Size
Letter
8.5 x 11 in.
Env. Monarch
3.875 × 7.5 in.
Legal
8.5 × 14 in.
Env. COM10
4.125 × 9.5 in.
Executive
7.5 × 10.5 in.
Env. DL
110 × 220 mm
A4
210 × 297 mm
Env. C5
162 x 250 mm
A5
148 × 210 mm
Env. B5
176 × 250 mm
JIS B5
182 x 257 mm
J-Post (Postcard)
4 × 5.75 in.
You can can design your own custom formats and add them to this list,
see page 4-7.
✎
Not all paper formats available?
If you have selected the optional paper feed tray 2 or 3 under “Paper
source“, then not all the paper formats given in the table are available.
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Creating a custom paper format
You can create your own personally designed paper size.
1
Click on [EDIT CUSTOM...].
The “Custom papers“ dialogue box appears.
2
To create a new paper size, click on [ADD].
The boxes underneath are then activated.
3
Enter a name for the new paper format.
4
Specify the unit of measurement (inches, millimetres).
5
Specify the dimensions (width x height).
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❍
6
min. dimensions: 3 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. / 88 × 216 mm
max. dimensions: 6 × 14 in. / 152 × 356 mm
Confirm your entries with [OK].
The dialogue box closes. The newly created format is now displayed
at the end of the “Paper size“ dropdown list and can be selected when
required.
✎
You wish to delete a custom format?
In the “Custom papers“ dialogue box, mark the paper size you wish to
delete. Then click on [DELETE]. Confirm with [OK].
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Adjusting the print-out to fit the paper
Use the “Fit to paper“ function to fit your document to a certain paper size
when it is printed. Your document will be automatically enlarged or
reduced so that it will fit on the paper size you have selected.
The “Fit to paper“ function cannot be used at the same time as the “N-Up“
or "All raster" functions.
1
Activate the checkbox “Fit to paper“.
This activates the dropdown list underneath.
2
From the dropdown list that is now available, select the paper size on
which you would like to print.
3
Confirm your entries with [OK].
Specifying the number of copies
In the “Copies“ box, specify the number of copies that you wish to print out.
You may enter any value between 1 and 999.
Specifying the orientation of the print paper
Under “Orientation“ you can specify whether your document should be
printed in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) format.
Portrait
Landscape
A
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Switching on/off the printer’s sorting function
Switch on the “Collate“ function in order to sort your print-outs
automatically.
Collate OFF
1
1
2
1
2
3
2
3
3
Collate ON
3
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
1
✎
Deactivate the sort feature in other applications!
Deactivate the sort feature in other software applications if there is a
conflict between the setting in the printer driver and the setting in the
other application.
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Specifying the paper source
Under “Paper source“ you can specify which tray will feed the printer.
Paper source
Description
Auto
Printing paper is fed from all available trays
Tray 1
Printing paper is fed from tray 1
Tray 2/3*
Printing paper is fed from tray 2/3
Manual feed
Printing paper is fed into the printer through the manual
feed unit.
To feed paper manually, place a sheet in the input and
press the control button.
* optional paper source units
✎
Not all paper formats available?
If you have selected the optional paper feed tray 2 or 3 under “Paper
source“, then not all the paper formats given in the table are available.
Recalling the original setings [DEFAULT]
Click on [DEFAULT] in order to reset all options on this index card to their
original factory settings.
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4
Page layout index card
This index card allows you to:
G
print several pages of a document on the same print page,
G
provide print-outs with a watermark,
G
design custom watermarks,
G
scale (enlarge/reduce) documents upon print-out,
G
activate the duplex function (printing on both sides).
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Printing multiple document pages per print page (N-up)
Use the “N-Up“ function to print multiple reduced document pages on a
single print page.
The “N-up“ function cannot be used at the same time as the features
“Scaling“, “Fit to paper“ and “All raster“.
N-Up settings
Description
Auto
One document page will be printed on each print page
2 pages per sheet
Two document pages will be printed on each print page
4 pages per sheet
Four document pages will be printed on each print page
9 pages per sheet
Nine document pages will be printed on each print page
16 pages per sheet
16 document pages will be printed on each print page
➜
Activate the “Border line“ checkbox to separate individual document
pages from each other by means of lines.
➜
Click on [DETAIL OF N-UP...] to define the layout of document pages
on the print page.
The “N-Up“ dialogue box appears.
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Printing watermarks
Use the “Watermark“ function to print background texts on your print
pages that will inform the reader at a glance about the nature of your
document.
➜
Select a predefined watermark from the dropdown list.
➜
Activate the checkbox “First page only“ so that the watermark will only
be printed on the first page of a multi-page document.
✎
Watermarks as copy protection!
Provide your print-outs with a watermark in order to prevent the printed
pages from being copied.
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Custom watermarks
Design your own personal watermark.
1
Click on [EDIT WATERMARK...] in order to open the “Watermark“
dialogue box.
2
Click on [ADD] to create a new watermark,
or
click on a predefined watermark to modify it.
The fields under “Watermark edit“ are activated.
3
Design your watermark by changing the settings.
In the preview box you can see how the watermark will appear when
it is printed and where it is positioned on the page.
4
Confirm your entries with [OK].
The dialogue box closes.
✎
Deleting watermarks? No problem!
If you would like to delete a watermark, mark it in the list of watermarks
and click on [DELETE].
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Scaling the printed document
The print-out of a document may be enlarged or reduced by means of the
“Scaling“ function.
The “Scaling“ function cannot be used at the same time as the “N-up“ or
“All raster“ functions.
➜
In the “Scaling“ box, enter the value – in per cent (%) – by which the
document is to be enlarged or reduced (max. reduction: 50%; max.
enlargement: 200%).
Duplex function
The Duplex function allows you to automatically print on both sides of the
paper.
A dropdown list offers you the following options:
G
Short edge binding,
G
Long edge binding,
G
Booklet left open: for printing a document which is folded once in the
middle and bound on the right-hand side,
G
Booklet right open: for printing a document which is folded once in the
middle and bound on the left-hand side.
✎
The booklet function is not available?
The Scaling, Fit to paper and N-up functions cannot be used at the
same time as the Booklet function.
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Quality index card
This index card allows you to:
G
optimize the exchange of text and graphics data with the printer
(All raster),
G
switch on/off Toner Save mode,
G
determine the graphics mode,
G
optimize the print quality of text and graphics (Fine-ART),
G
determine the True-Type mode,
G
specify the resolution for the print-out,
G
determine the emulation mode,
G
optimize the printing of graphics [DETAIL OF QUALITY...].
✎
Not all menus available simultaneously?
If, for example, the emulation mode has been set to “Enhanced“, then
the “All raster“ function is not available. If the “All raster“ function is set
to OFF, the “Graphics mode“ menu is available, etc.
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Optimizing data exchange with the printer (All raster)
Use the “All raster“ function to determine the format in which graphics and
font data is loaded into the printer.
The “All raster“ function cannot be used at the same time as the “N-up“,
“Scaling“, “Fit to paper“ and “Font“ functions.
➜
Select “ON“ to send both graphics and font data to the printer as raster
graphics. This makes it possible for the printed document to agree as
closely as possible with the appearance on the screen. Printing may
be slower with this function activated.
Printer-resident fonts cannot be used
➜
Select “OFF“ to send your document to the printer in the conventional
transmission form.
Printer-resident fonts may be used.
The graphics mode can be specified manually.
Switching Toner Save function on and off
You can reduce your printing costs with the “Toner Save“ feature.
Text and graphics are printed in grey in Toner Save mode. The purpose
of this is to use as little toner as possible. You can save on printing costs
by printing rough drafts and other preliminary materials in Toner Save
mode.
➜
Select “ON“ to print your documents using a minimal amount of toner.
➜
Select “OFF“ to print your documents with the normal amount of toner.
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Specifying the graphics mode
The “Graphics mode“ function defines the format in which graphics data
is exchanged with the printer.
This function is only available when “All raster“ is set to “OFF“.
➜
Select “AUTO“ to enable the most appropriate graphics mode to be
selected automatically.
➜
Select “VECTOR“ to treat the graphics in your document as vector
graphics. Loading graphics as vectors speeds up the printing process.
➜
Select “RASTER“ to treat the graphics in your document as bitmaps.
Loading graphics in this mode takes longer than the vector mode but
does rectify printing problems.
Optimizing the print quality of text and graphics (Fine-ART)
Use the “Fine-Art“ function to smooth the edges of text and graphics and
hence optimize the print quality.
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➜
Select “OFF“ to achieve an optimum print quality for photos (raster
graphics).
➜
Select “ON“ to achieve an optimum print quality for text and graphics
(vector graphics) in your document.
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Specifying TrueType mode
The “TrueType mode“ function allows you to specify the format in which
TrueType fonts are to be exchanged with the printer.
This function is only available when “Graphics mode“ has been set to
“RASTER“.
➜
Select “DOWNLOAD AS BITMAP“ to load TrueType fonts into the
printer as bitmap fonts. Printer-resident fonts are available in this
mode.
➜
Select “TRUETYPE AS GRAPHICS“ to load TrueType fonts into the
printer as raster data. Printer-resident fonts are not available in this
mode.
Determining the resolution
The quality of the print-out is defined by means of the “Graphics quality“
function.
➜
Select “300 dpi“ for normal print-outs, e.g. for text and graphics with
thick line elements (with Fine-ART).
➜
Select “600 dpi“ for print-outs which require a high print quality, e.g. for
text and graphics with fine line elements (with Fine-ART).
➜
Select “1200 dpi“ for print-outs which require a very high print quality,
e.g. high-resolution graphics.
Specifying the emulation mode
This function is only available when “All raster“ is set to “OFF“.
➜
Select “ENHANCED“ for PCL6 compatibility.
➜
Select “STANDARD“ for PCL5e compatibility.
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Optimizing the presentation of graphics in the print-out
(Detail of quality...)
The Graphics dialogue window is called up via the [DETAIL OF
QUALITY...] button. This window contains further options for optimizing
the appearance of graphics in the print-out.
Two options are avilable:
G
Dither pattern
influences the presentation of grey tones and shading in pictures. The
coarser the dither pattern, the coarser the grey gradations.
G
Adjustment
Slider controls enable you to alter the contrast and the brightness of
graphics.
✎
You wish to send graphics by fax?
When you print out graphics that you intend to fax or copy afterwards,
select the “Photocopy“ dither pattern. The graphics are then printed
out in a form suitable for faxing or copying.
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Font index card
This index card allows you to:
G
add fonts to the printer’s on-board memory,
G
delete fonts from the printer’s on-board memory,
G
set the ID.
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Adding fonts
You can add fonts to the printer’s on-board memory via the Paper?? index
card.
➜
Click on [ADD FONTS...] and then specify the directory in which the
downloaded fonts are to be saved.
If there are already fonts in this directory, then these are shown in the
right-hand list.
If the list shows fonts to be downloaded in the right-hand list box, then the
button changes from [ADD FONTS...] to [CLOSE DRIVE].
➜
Click on [CLOSE DRIVE] to close the contents of the right-hand list
box and show the [ADD FONTS...] button again.
Deleting fonts
The fonts shown in the left-hand list can be deleted.
➜
Mark the font to be deleted and then click on [DELETE].
Setting the ID
You may specify numbers as ID codes for fonts.
➜
Click on [ID SETTING...] in order to determine the ID codes for the
fonts you have already marked in the left-hand list.
When downloading the font, the printer driver allocates the ID code to the
respective font.
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4
Device option index card
This index card allows you to:
G
activate the optional duplex unit,
G
activate optional paper feed tray 2 or 3.
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Activating the optional duplex unit
If you have installed the duplex unit, then you can mark this in the list of
available options.
➜
Activate the duplex unit with the [ADD] button.
➜
Deactivate the duplex unit with the [REMOVE] button.
Activating optional paper feed tray 2 or 3
If you have installed paper feed tray 2 or 3, then you can mark this in the
list of available options.
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➜
Activate paper feed tray 2 or 3 with the [ADD] button.
➜
Deactivate paper feed tray 2 or 3 with the [REMOVE] button.
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5
Working with the Windows printer
tools
The Windows printer tools include:
G
the Status Display and
G
the Control Panel.
✎
Automatic start of Status Display!
If upon installing the printer driver you activated the option to
automatically start the printer driver, then the Status Display is
automatically called up upon starting the computer.
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5.1
Working with the Windows printer tools
Calling up the Status Display
Calling up the Status Display in Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0
1
Open the “Minolta QMS PageWorks/Pro 4100“ Program Group.
2
Click on “Minolta QMS Status Display 4100“.
The Status Display appears.
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Calling up the Status Display in Windows 3.1x
The options on the individual index cards correspond to those of
Windows 95/98.
1
Open the “Minolta/QMS PagePro 4100 [UNI]“ program group within
the Program Manager.
2
Doubleclick the [MINOLTA/QMS PAGEPRO 4100 STATUS
DISPLAY] icon.
The "Status Display" appears.
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Altering the size of the Status Display window
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➜
In the Status Display menu bar, select the "View" menu and then the
option “Reduce“ in order to decrease the size of the window.
➜
In the Status Display menu bar, select the "View" menu and then the
option “Expand“ in order to increase the size of the window.
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Calling up the Control Panel
Use the Control Panel in order to check and/or alter the basic settings of
the printer.
1
Open the “Minolta QMS PagePro 4100“ Program Group.
2
Click on “Minolta QMS Control Panel 4100“.
The Status Display appears.
3
Click on [PRINTER SETTINGS] or select “Settings – Printer Settings“
The Control Panel appears.
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Working with the Windows printer tools
Paper index card
This index card allows you to:
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G
define the response in the case of a lack of suitable paper (paper
format error),
G
define the paper format for paper feed tray 1.
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Defining the response in the case of a lack of suitable paper
You can determine how the printer responds in the case of a paper format
error.
➜
Select “Proceed“ to continue printing on the paper format already fed
into the machine.
➜
Select “Clear“ to automatically cancel the print job when a paper
format error is detected.
➜
Select “None“ to switch the printer to stand-by mode.
✎
Switch on "Auto continue"!
On the “Printer setting“ index card, the “Detect size error“ function
allows you to determine whether a print job should be continued after
a defined time despite a paper format error.
Specifying a paper format for paper feed tray 1
You can specify whether paper feed tray 1 is to be used as a universal tray
or as a tray set to a certain format.
➜
Select “Multipurpose tray“ to be able to load all paper formats
supported by paper feed tray 1.
➜
Select “Fixed size“ to specify a certain paper format for paper feed
tray 1.
Paper
Size
Envelopes
Size
Letter
8.5 x 11 in.
Env. Monarch
3.875 × 7.5 in.
Legal
8.5 × 14 in.
Env. COM10
4.125 × 9.5 in.
Executive
7.5 × 10.5 in.
Env. DL
110 × 220 mm
A4
210 × 297 mm
Env. C5
162 x 250 mm
A5
148 × 210 mm
Env. B5
176 × 250 mm
JIS B5
182 x 257 mm
J-Post (Postcard)
4 × 5.75 in.
✎
Settings
The settings for paper feed tray 1 on the “Paper“ index card may be
overridden by the settings of other print applications.
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Working with the Windows printer tools
Printer setting index card
This index card allows you to:
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G
switch on/off the Power Save mode,
G
switch on/off the detection of paper format errors,
G
switch on/off the detection of paper misfeeds – Jam Recovery,
G
switch on/off the Pre-Heat function,
G
specify the print language for communication between printer and
computer.
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Switching on/off the Power Save mode
In order to save energy, the printer automatically switches to the Power
Save mode after a certain period of inactivity. When the printer receives a
new command or the control button is pressed while in this mode, the
printer automatically switches to the warm-up phase.
➜
Select “ON“ and enter a time period after which the printer should
switch to the Power Save mode
➜
Select “OFF“ to deactivate the Power Save mode
Switching on/off the paper format error detection
You can specify whether the printer should respond when the paper fed
into the machine is different to that set in the printer driver.
➜
Select “ON“ to detect paper format errors.
➜
Select “OFF“ to ignore paper format errors.
Detecting paper misfeeds – Jam Recovery
This function protects the data in the event of a paper misfeed.
➜
Select “On“ to instruct the printer to save data if a document jams in
the printer prior to being printed.
➜
Select “Off“ to suppress the saving ofdata if a document jams in the
printer prior to being printed.
Switching preheat on/off
You can specify whether the fusing unit is to be heated up after receiving
a print job.
➜
Select “On“ to heat the fusing unit as soon as a print job is sent from
the computer.
➜
Select “Off“ to suppress preheating of the fusing unit as soon as a print
job is sent from the computer.
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Specifying the print language
The print language defines the way in which the computer communicates
with the printer.
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➜
Select PCL or PostScript (optional) by clicking in the dropdown list.
➜
Select “Automatic“ to enable the most appropriate print language to be
selected automatically.
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5.5
Test print index card
This index card allows you to:
G
print out a demonstration page,
G
print out a configuration page,
G
print out a list of PCL-resident fonts,
G
print out a list of PostScript-resident fonts.
The various test prints
Test print
Description
Demonstration page
Prints out a demonstration page with an overview of all printer
functions.
Configuration page
Prints out a configuration page with the current printer settings.
List of PCL-resident fonts
Prints out a list of all printer fonts available, with designations
and samples.
List of PostScript-resident
fonts
Prints out a list of all PostScript fonts available, with
designations and samples, provided an optional PostScript
ROM-SIMM has been installed.
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Working with the Windows printer tools
Counter index card
This index card allows you to:
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G
check the status of a counter,
G
reset a counter.
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Checking the status of a counter
Counter
Description
Total
This indicates the total number of pages printed by the printer.
Tray 2
This indicates how many pages have been fed from paper feed
tray 2.
Tray 3
This indicates how many pages have been fed from paper feed
tray 3.
This counter can only be reset by a customer service engineer.
Resetting a counter
This resets the counter status to zero “0“.
The“total counter“ status can only be reset by a customer service
engineer.
➜
Click on the [RESET] button adjacent the counter you wish to reset.
The associated counter is reset to zero “0“.
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5.7
Working with the Windows printer tools
Configuration index card
This index card summarizes the most important printer settings for quick
reference.
No settings can be altered via this index card.
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Working with the DOS printer tools
6.1
Using the Status Display
Calling up the Status Display
Call up the Status Display in order to check the printer and the progress
of print jobs.
1
Change to the directory into which the printer driver files were copied
upon installation.
Enter, for example: cd c:\pp4100
2
Enter the following command in order to load the Status Display:
status
The Status Display is loaded into the RAM and can then be called up.
3
Press the keys [CTRL]+[ALT]+[R] to call up the Status Display.
✎
Deleting the Status Display from the RAM!
Enter the command status /d in order to delete the Status Display
from the RAM.
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Switching on/off popup messages (Setup menu)
Faults are quickly signalled by means of popup messages. If the printer
malfunctions, a dialogue box containing an appropriate message
automatically appears on the screen.
➜
Activate the checkbox “Enable popup“ so that popup messages
appear automatically on the screen.
Changing the hotkey command for the Status Display (Setup menu)
You can change the key combination for calling up the Status Display.
➜
Press the desired keys in succession in order to define a new key
combination for calling up the Status Display.
Defining popup messages (Setup menu)
You can specify which printer faults cause a popup message to appear on
the screen.
➜
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Mark one of the error messages and press ENTER in order to change
the status of the error message.
Active
= show popup message
Inactive
= suppress popup message
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Using the DOS Control Panel
Calling up the Control Panel
Call up the Control Panel in order to specify the basic settings of the
printer.
1
Change to the directory into which the printer driver files were copied
upon installation.
Enter, for example: cd c:\pp4100
2
Enter the following command in order to call up the Control Panel:
dospanel
The Control Panel appears.
✎
You wish to close the Control Panel? No Problem!
Press the keys [ALT] + [X] or select “File – Exit“ from the menu bar in
order to close the Control Panel.
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Working with the DOS printer tools
Paper panel
This panel allows you to:
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G
specify the paper format,
G
specify paper feed from different trays,
G
specify the sequence of the paper feed from different trays,
G
specify the number of lines printed per page,
G
specify the number of copies,
G
define the orientation of the paper,
G
define the response in the case of format errors,
G
define the paper format for paper feed tray 1.
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Selecting a paper format
Use “Paper size“ to specify the format of the printed page. The various
paper sizes supported by your printer are shown in the dropdown list.
The following formats have a fixed definition in the dropdown list:
Paper
Size
Envelopes
Size
Letter
8.5 x 11 in.
Env. Monarch
3.875 × 7.5 in.
Legal
8.5 × 14 in.
Env. COM10
4.125 × 9.5 in.
Executive
7.5 × 10.5 in.
Env. DL
110 × 220 mm
A4
210 × 297 mm
Env. C5
162 x 250 mm
A5
148 × 210 mm
Env. B5
176 × 250 mm
JIS B5
182 x 257 mm
J-Post (Postcard)
4 × 5.75 in.
✎
Not all paper formats available?
If you have selected the optional paper feed tray 2 or 3 under “Paper
source“, then not all the paper formats given in the table are available.
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Specifying the paper source
Under “Paper source“ you can specify which tray will feed the printer and
which type of paper is to be fed in.
Paper source
Description
Automatic
Printing paper is fed from all available trays
Tray 1
Printing paper is fed from tray 1
Tray 2/3*
Printing paper is fed from tray 2/3
Manual
Printing paper is fed into the printer through the manual
feed unit.
To feed paper manually, place a sheet in the input and
press the control button.
* optional paper source units
✎
Not all paper formats available?
If you have selected the optional paper feed tray 2 or 3 under “Paper
source“, then not all the paper formats given in the table are available.
Specifying the number of lines printed per page
Enter the number of lines to be printed per page in the “Line/Page“ box.
Specifying the number of copies
In the “Copies“ box, specify the number of copies that you wish to print out.
You may enter any value between 1 and 999.
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Specifying the orientation of the printing paper
Under “Orientation“ you can specify whether your document should be
printed in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) format.
Portrait
Landscape
A
A
Defining the response to format errors
The “Paper Time Out“ function allows you to define how the printer
responds to paper format errors.
➜
Select “Proceed“ to continue printing on the paper format already fed
into the machine.
➜
Select “Clear“ to automatically cancel the print job when a paper
format error is detected.
➜
Select “None“ to switch the printer to stand-by mode.
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Specifying a paper format for paper feed tray 1
You can specify whether paper feed tray 1 is to be used as a universal tray
or as a tray set to a certain format.
➜
Select “Multiple size“ to be able to load all paper formats supported by
paper feed tray 1.
➜
Select “Fixed size“ to specify a certain paper format for paper feed
tray 1.
Paper
Size
Envelopes
Size
Letter
8.5 x 11 in.
Env. Monarch
3.875 × 7.5 in.
Legal
8.5 × 14 in.
Env. COM10
4.125 × 9.5 in.
Executive
7.5 × 10.5 in.
Env. DL
110 × 220 mm
A4
210 × 297 mm
Env. C5
162 x 250 mm
A5
148 × 210 mm
Env. B5
176 × 250 mm
JIS B5
182 x 257 mm
J-Post (Postcard)
4 × 5.75 in.
✎
Settings
The settings for paper feed tray 1 in the “Setup“ panel may be
overridden by the settings in other printing applications!
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6.4
Font panel
This panel allows you to:
G
determine the font (Typeface) which is to be used for the print-out,
G
determine the character set (Symbol Set) which is to be used for the
print-out,
G
determine the font size (Pitch/Point) which is to be used for the printout.
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Output Quality panel
This panel allows you to:
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G
switch on/off the Toner Save mode,
G
define the resolution for the print-out,
G
define the print quality optimization for text and graphics (Fine-Art),
G
specify the toner density.
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Switching on/off the Toner Save function
You can reduce your printing costs with the “Toner Save“ feature.
Text and graphics are printed in grey in Toner Save mode. The purpose
of this is to use as little toner as possible. You can save on printing costs
by printing rough drafts and other preliminary materials in Toner Save
mode.
➜
Select “ON“ to print your documents using a minimal amount of toner.
➜
Select “OFF“ to print your documents with the normal amount of toner.
Fine-ART feature
Use the Fine-ART function to smooth the edges of text and graphics and
hence optimize the print quality.
➜
Select “OFF“ to achieve an optimum print quality for photos (raster
graphics).
➜
Select “ON“ to optimize the print quality of text and vector graphics in
your document.
Print language
The print language defines the way in which the computer communicates
with the printer.
➜
Select “PCL“ or “PostScript“ (optional) by clicking in the dropdown list.
➜
Select “Automatic“ to enable the most appropriate print language to be
selected automatically.
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Counter panel
This panel allows you to:
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G
check the status of a counter,
G
reset a counter.
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Checking the status of a counter
Counter
Description
Total Counter
This indicates the total number of pages printed by the printer.
Tray2 Counter
This indicates how many pages have been fed from paper feed
tray 2.
Tray3 Counter
This indicates how many pages have been fed from paper feed
tray 3.
This counter can only be reset by a customer service engineer.
Resetting a counter
This resets the counter status to zero "0".
The “total counter“ status can only be reset by a customer service
engineer.
➜
Click on the [RESET] button adjacent the counter you wish to reset.
The associated counter is reset to zero "0".
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6.7
Working with the DOS printer tools
Configuration panel
This panel summarizes the most important printer settings for quick
reference:
G
Printer Name
The designation of the printer.
G
Total Memory
Indicates the total memory available.
G
Additional Accessories
Indicates presence and status of optional accessories.
No settings can be altered via this panel.
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Printer Setting panel
This panel allows you to:
G
switch on/off the Power Save mode,
G
switch on/off the detection of paper format errors,
G
activate the Pre-Heat function,
G
switch on/off the automatic continuation in the case of an error
message,
G
switch on/off the data protection function in the case of a paper
misfeed – Jam Recovery,
G
define the input/output timeout.
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Switching on/off the Power Save mode
In order to save energy, the printer automatically switches to the Power
Save mode after a certain period of inactivity. When the printer receives a
new command or the control button is pressed while in this mode, the
printer automatically switches to the warm-up phase.
➜
Select “ON“ and enter a time period after which the printer should
switch to the Power Save mode.
➜
Select “OFF“ to deactivate the Power Save mode.
Switching on/off the paper format error detection
You can specify whether the printer should respond when the paper fed
into the machine is different to that set in the printer driver.
➜
Select “ON“ to detect paper format errors.
➜
Select “OFF“ to ignore paper format errors.
Pre-Heat feature
You can specify whether the fusing unit is to be heated up after receiving
a print job.
➜
Select “ON“ to heat the fusing unit as soon as a print job is sent from
the computer.
➜
Select “OFF“ to suppress preheating of the fusing unit as soon as a
print job is sent from the computer.
Switching on/off the automatic continuation function
A print job is interrupted if the printer signals a format error or memory
overflow. The “Auto continue“ function enables you to determine whether
the print job should continue automatically after a certain time has elapsed
despite the presence of an error message.
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➜
Select “ON“ and enter a time period after which the a print job should
be automatically continued despite the error.
➜
Select “OFF“ to suppress the automatic continuation function.
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Detecting paper misfeeds – Jam Recovery
This function protects the data in the event of a paper misfeed.
➜
Select “ON“ to instruct the printer to save data if a document jams in
the printer prior to being printed.
➜
Select “OFF“ to suppress the saving of data if a document jams in the
printer prior to being printed.
Specifying the input/output timeout
An input/output timeout occurs when the printer cannot detect the end
data code of a print job sent from the computer. The print job is
automatically cancelled in the case of an input/output timeout.
➜
Select “Parallel“ when the printer is connected to the computer via a
parallel interface.
➜
Select “Network“ when the printer is connected to the computer via a
Network.
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Working with the printer
7.1
Please note the following points:
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What should I watch out for when loading paper?
To avoid paper misfeeds in the laser printer, please observe the following
points:
G
Do not use any paper with the following features:
❍
Paper that has already been used in a thermal or ink-jet printer.
Creased or wavy paper.
Paper with a surface that is too smooth, too rough or irregular.
Specially coated paper such as carbon paper or paper with an
adhesive surface.
Paper that is not cut at right-angles.
Paper that is held together by glue, adhesive or clips.
Paper with labels that detach easily.
Warped or curled-up postcards.
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
G
Please note that the stack of paper in the paper tray should not exceed
the "max." mark.
What should I watch out for when loading envelopes?
To avoid envelope misfeeds in the laser printer, please observe the
following points:
G
Do not use self-adhesive envelopes or those with a tear-off strip,
closures or a window.
G
Place the envelopes in the tray with the flap down and facing to the left.
G
Make sure that the flaps are neatly folded back.
✎
Test envelopes before buying large quantities!
Some types of envelopes crease easily when they are run through a
printer. Test a type of envelope before purchasing large quantities.
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Which sizes of paper can I use?
This printer is only designed for use with the sizes of paper listed below.
Paper source
Tray 1
Tray 2/3*1
(option)
Manual paper
feed unit
A4
210 × 297 mm
Yes
Yes
Yes
A5
148 × 210 mm
Yes
No
Yes
JIS B5
182 × 257 mm
Yes
Yes
Yes
Letter
8-1/2 × 11 in.
Yes
Yes*2
Yes
Legal
8-1/2 x 14 in.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Executive
7-1/2 x 10-1/2 in.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Paper size
Standard sizes
Envelopes, postcard and custom sizes
Envelope DL
110 × 220 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope C5
162 × 250 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope B5
176 × 250 mm
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope COM10
4-1/8 x 9-1/2 in.
Yes
No
Yes
Envelope Monarch
3-7/8 x 7-1/2 in.
Yes
No
Yes
J-Post (Postcard)
4 x 5-3/4 in.
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Size
3-3/8 to 8-1/2 in. × 3-1/2 to 14
in.
85 to 216 mm × 90 to 356 mm
Yes
No
Yes
* 1. Each of the 5 cassettes of Tray 2/Tray 3 support one of the 5 types of paper that are
compatible with this printer.
2. Letter is standard cassette size for the second/third paper feed tray.
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What types of paper can I use?
This printer is only designed for use with the types of paper listed below.
Paper source
Tray 1
Tray 2/3
(option)
Manual paper
feed unit
Plain paper
weight: 16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90g/m2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recycled paper
weight: 16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90g/m2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Transparent film
Yes
No
Yes
Labels
Yes
No
Yes
Letterhead
Yes
No
Yes
Envelopes
Yes
No
Yes
Postcards
Yes
No
Yes
Card or thick paper
24 to 43-1/4 lbs. / 90 to 163 g/m2
Yes
No
Yes
Paper media
standard media:
special media:
✎
Note
Special media is not supported for duplex printing.
Printable area
0,16 in. / 4 mm
0,16 in. / 4 mm
0,16 in. / 4 mm
Printable area
0,16 in. / 4 mm
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7.2
Working with the printer
Using the control button
1
2
3
4
The control panel has three lamps and one button.
No.
Description
No.
Description
1
Stand-by lamp (green)
3
Fault (red)
2
Paper empty (orange)
4
Control button
The control button allows you to:
7-4
G
print out the configuration page,
G
continue a print job after an error mesage.
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Printing out the configuration page
Print out the configuration page in order to check the configuration of your
printer.
1
Make sure that:
❍
❍
2
the “Fault“ and “Paper“ lamps are not on, and
the “Stand-by“ lamp is on constantly.
Press the control button briefly.
The configuration page is now printed out.
Continuing a print job after an error message
Continue the print job after the following error messages:
✔
when the print job is too complex and the memory capacity of the
printer is inadequate;
✔
when there is no more paper in the feed trays;
✔
when paper of a different format to that set in the printer driver was fed
into the printer.
1
Make sure that one of the above errors has occurred.
2
Press the control button in order to operate the page feed.
The print job continues.
✎
Check the print-out!
If you have continued a print job after an error message, then check
the print-out. It is often the case that not all pages required are printed
out.
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7.3
Working with the printer
Loading paper
Loading paper into paper feed tray 1
Paper feed tray 1 has a capacity of 150 sheets of plain papier.
Please note the following points:
✔
Only refill the tray when it is completely empty.
✔
Refer to the advice on loading paper, see page 7-6.
1
Remove the cover to paper feed
tray 1.
? Using a large paper format?
➜
2
Then extend the paper support.
Place the paper between the paper
guides. Slide the guides up to the
stack of paper.
? How many sheets may I place
in the cassette?
➜
3
7-6
The stack of paper should not
rise above the "max." mark.
Refit the cover to paper feed tray 1.
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Loading paper into the manual feed unit
When using the manual feed unit, sheets and envelopes must be fed in
one at a time.
1
Make sure that the cover to paper
feed tray 1 is fitted properly.
2
Slide the guides outwards as far as
they will go.
3
Place the paper between the guides
with the side to be printed facing
upwards.
? How are envelopes fed in?
➜
4
Envelopes are loaded with the
flap down and facing to the left.
Slide the guides up to the paper.
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Working with the printer
Loading paper into paper feed tray 2/3
Paper feed tray 2/3 has a capacity of 500 sheets of plain papier.
Please note the following points:
✔
Paper feed trays 2/3 can only be used for A4, JIS B5, Legal, Letter and
Executive formats. Optional cassettes are available for each format.
Paper feed tray 2 is supplied with a cassette for Letter format as
standard.
✔
Paper can only be loaded lengthwise in paper feed tray 2/3.
✔
Do not refill the cassette while paper is still being fed from feed
tray 2/3 .
✔
Refer to the advice on loading paper, see page 7-6.
1
Pull the cassette out of paper feed
tray 2/3 until you feel a resistance.
Then lift the front of the cassette
slightly before continuing to
withdraw the cassette completely.
Paper feed
tray 2
Paper feed
tray 3
2
7-8
Remove the cassette cover.
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Working with the printer
3
Press down the paper lifting plate
until it locks.
4
Place the paper in the cassette.
? How many sheets may I place
in the cassette?
➜
The stack of paper should not
rise above the "max." mark.
5
Refit the cassette cover.
6
Slide the cassette back into paper
feed tray 2/3.
Paper feed tray 2
Paper feed tray 3
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7.4
Working with the printer
Monitoring print jobs with the Status Display
The Status Display allows you to monitor the printer and the progress of
current print jobs.
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When the background to the printer graphic is green, the printer is in
Stand-by mode or a print job is running normally.
G
When the background to the printer graphic is red, there is a current
error and the print job has been interrupted. The status of the printer
and the error message are shown in the dialogue boxes on the left.
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Installing optional accessories
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8
Installing optional accessories
The optional accessories include:
8.1
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paper feed tray 2/3 (each 500 sheets),
G
duplex unit,
G
SDRAM-SIMM memory expansion module,
G
PostScript ROM-SIMM memory expansion module, and
G
network card.
Installing paper feed tray 2/3
Paper feed tray 2/3 can hold up to 500 sheets of plain paper. It is supplied
with a Letter cassette as standard. Further cassettes in the formats A4,
JIS B5, Legal and Executive are available as optional accessories. Please
contact your technical customer service centre for further details.
The installation of paper feed trays 2 and 3 is identical. The figures show
the installation of tray 2.
1
Take the parts out of the box and remove the plastic packagings.
2
Remove all packaging materials and adhesive tape.
3
Remove the plastic pad from the feed tray.
4
Switch the printer OFF and also disconnect the power cable and the
interface cable from the printer.
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Installing optional accessories
5
Mount the printer on the paper feed tray so that the locating pins of the
feed tray enage with the holes in the printer.
6
Fill the cassette with paper, see .page 7-8.
? How many sheets may I place in the cassette?
➜
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The stack of paper should not rise above the "max." mark.
7
Refit the cassette cover.
8
Slide the cassette back into the feed tray.
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8
Installing the duplex unit
1
Switch off both printer and computer.
2
Take the duplex unit out of the box and remove all the plastic and other
packagings.
3
Remove the flat cover at the rear of the printer using a screwdriver or
other similar tool.
4
Attach the duplex unit as shown in the adjacent figure.
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8-4
Installing optional accessories
5
Hold the duplex unit with your hand until your have screwed the unit
into position on the printer.
6
Connect the power cable to the printer, see page 2-12, and switch on
the printer, see page 2-13.
7
Print out a configuration page in order to check whether "Duplex unit"
is listed under “Printer Configuration“, see page 2-14.
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Installing optional accessories
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8
Installing a SIMM memory module
This printer is equipped with 8 MB of memory capacity as standard. The
memory capacity can be expanded to max. 104 MB with commercially
available SDRAM-SIMM memory modules. Memory modules of the
following sizes may be used: 8, 16 and 32 MB.
CAUTION
Your SIMM memory module could suffer irreparable damage!
SIMM modules are very sensitive. Handling them improperly can result in
damage to the module that will render it unusable.
➜
Before you unpack the module, touch a metal part of the printer to
cause static electricity to discharge from you.
➜
Hold the module only by the edges.
➜
Avoid touching the connections.
➜
Always place the module on an anti-static mat when working with it.
➜
Do not touch any printed circuit boards in the printer.
DANGER
Risk of electric shock!
The printer contains electrical parts.
➜
When installing a memory module, follow the instructions exactly.
➜
Always switch the printer OFF and unplug it from the power supply.
➜
Only remove the covers which are specifically referred to in the stepby-step instructions.
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8-6
Installing optional accessories
1
Close the output tray.
2
Press the top cover release button and open the cover.
3
Remove the two screws from the side cover and take off the cover.
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4
Remove the internal cover in order to gain access to the motherboard.
5
Insert the memory module into one of the three slots. Press it carefully
onto the socket until it clips into place.
Simm Slots
6
Refit the internal cover.
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Installing optional accessories
7
Refit the side cover and secure it with the two screws.
8
Close the printer cover and fold out the paper output tray.
9
Print out a configuration page for the printer, see page 2-14.
The new total memory capacity should be shown correctly.
? What if the total amount of memory is not displayed correctly?
➜
Check whether the modules were installed correctly.
➜
Check the setting in the printer driver.
✎
You wish to remove a memory module?
To remove a module, press the tabs on both sides of the installation
slot outwards. This will release the module and allow you to take it out.
8-8
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Installing optional accessories
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8
Installing a PostScript ROM-SIMM memory module
This printer is equipped with one slot for an optional PostScript ROMSIMM memory module as standard.
CAUTION
Your PostScript ROM-SIMM memory module could suffer irreparable
damage!
PostScript ROM-SIMM modules are very sensitive. Handling them
improperly can result in damage to the module that will render it unusable.
➜
Before you unpack the module, touch a metal part of the printer to
cause static electricity to discharge from you.
➜
Hold the module only by the edges.
➜
Avoid touching the connections.
➜
Always place the module on an anti-static mat when working with it.
➜
Do not touch any printed circuit boards in the printer.
DANGER
Risk of electric shock!
The printer contains electrical parts.
➜
When installing a memory module, follow the instructions exactly.
➜
Always switch the printer OFF and unplug it from the power supply.
➜
Only remove the covers which are specifically referred to in the stepby-step instructions.
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Installing optional accessories
1
Close the output tray.
2
Press the top cover release button and open the cover.
3
Remove the two screws from the side cover and take off the cover.
4
Remove the internal cover in order to gain access to the motherboard.
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Installing optional accessories
5
8
Insert the memory module into the slot provided for it. Press it carefully
onto the socket until it clips into place.
PostScript ROM-SIMM memory module
6
Refit the internal cover.
7
Refit the side cover and secure it with the two screws.
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Installing optional accessories
8
Close the printer cover and open the paper output tray.
9
Print out a configuration page for the printer, see page 2-14.
The new total memory capacity should be shown correctly.
? What if the total amount of memory is not displayed correctly?
➜
Check whether the modules were installed correctly.
➜
Check the setting in the printer driver.
✎
You wish to remove a memory module?
To remove a module, press the tabs on both sides of the installation
slot outwards. This will release the module and allow you to take it out.
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Installing optional accessories
8.5
8
Installing a network card
The printer supports 10BaseT/100BaseTX, 10BaseT/10Base2 and Token
Ring network cards.
CAUTION
Your network card could suffer irreparable damage!
The network card is very sensitive. Handling it improperly could result in
damage to the network card that will render it unusable.
➜
Before you unpack the network card, touch a metal part of the printer
to cause static electricity to discharge from you.
➜
Hold the network card only by the edges.
➜
Avoid touching the connections and printed surfaces.
➜
When working with the network card, always place it on an anti-static
mat.
Detailled information on the network card can be found in the associated
user’s manual.
The figure shows the 10BaseT/100BaseTX network card.
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8-14
Installing optional accessories
1
Switch the printer OFF and also disconnect the power cable and the
interface cable from the printer.
2
Take the network card out of the box and remove all the plastic and
other packagings.
3
Remove the two screws from the cover at the rear of the printer.
4
Insert the network card into the printer as shown in the figure.
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5
Secure the network card with the same screws that were used
originally to secure the cover.
6
Connect the network cable to the network card.
7
Continue as described in the user’s manual supplied with the network
card.
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Installing optional accessories
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Caring for and maintaining your printer
9
9
Caring for and maintaining your
printer
CAUTION
You could damage the unit by using incorrect accessories and parts!
If you use the accessories and parts of manufacturers other than Minolta/
QMS, we cannot guarantee that the laser printer will operate properly.
➜
Use only Minolta/QMS accessories and parts unless specified
otherwise.
CAUTION
Toner poses a health hazard!
Toner is harmful if swallowed.
➜
If you swallow toner, consult a doctor immediately.
➜
If you get toner on your hands, wash them immediately with cold water
and soap.
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9.1
Caring for and maintaining your printer
Cleaning the printer
Clean the printer at regular intervals to prevent dust, dirt and paper
residue from accumulating in and on the printer.
Cleaning the case
1
Switch the printer OFF and unplug the power cable.
2
Wipe the printer case with a soft cloth. You may moisten the cloth with
a little neutral household cleaner if you wish.
Cleaning the paper feed roller
Clean the paper feed roller if paper feed problems occur frequently.
CAUTION
The fusing unit can become very hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become very
hot when the printer is in operation.
9-2
➜
To prevent injuries, avoid contact with this area.
➜
After switching off the printer, wait at least 10 minutes before cleaning
the inside of the printer.
1
Switch the printer OFF and unplug the
power cable.
2
Close the output tray.
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3
Press the top cover release button and open the cover.
4
Lift out the imaging cartridge.
5
Fold back the cover over the paper feed roller.
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9-4
Caring for and maintaining your printer
6
Wipe the paper feed roller with a soft, dry cloth.
7
Re-insert the imaging cartridge.
8
Close the printer cover and open the paper output tray.
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Replacing the imaging cartridge
Change the imaging cartridge when it is empty or the print-outs are too
light.
The imaging cartridge has a capacity of about 9000 A4 pages or letters
with about 5% toner coverage. The imaging cartridge supplied with the
printer has a capacity of, on average, 5000 A4 pages or letters with about
5% toner coverage.
CAUTION
The fusing unit can become very hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become very
hot when the printer is in operation.
➜
To prevent injuries, avoid contact with this area.
1
Switch the printer OFF and unplug the
power cable.
2
Close the output tray.
3
Press the top cover release button and open the cover.
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9-6
Caring for and maintaining your printer
4
Lift out the used imaging cartridge and dispose of it in a way which
does not have any negative environmental impact.
5
Take the new imaging cartridge out of the box, hold it firmly with both
hands and shake it to break down any lumps of toner that may have
formed.
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Caring for and maintaining your printer
6
Place the new imaging cartridge in the printer. In doing so, match up
the coloured strips and numbers on the cartridge with those on the
printer.
7
Guide the new imaging cartridge into the printer as shown in the figure.
8
Make sure that the new imaging cartridge is correctly seated in the
guides and is clipped in place.
9
Close the printer cover and open the output tray.
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Caring for and maintaining your printer
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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
CAUTION
The fusing unit can become very hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become very
hot when the printer is in operation.
➜
To prevent injuries, avoid contact with this area.
Fusing unit
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10.1
Troubleshooting
Clearing paper misfeeds
Clearing paper misfeeds at the imaging cartridge
10-2
1
Switch the printer OFF.
2
Close the output tray.
3
Press the top cover release button
and open the cover.
4
Lift out the imaging cartridge.
5
Wrap the the imaging cartridge in a
cloth to protect it against exposure
to light.
6
Carefully pull the misfed sheet(s)
out of the printer.
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Re-insert the imaging cartridge.
8
Move the imaging cartridge in the
direction shown by the arrow until it
clips into place.
9
Close the printer cover and open
the paper output tray.
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Troubleshooting
Clearing a paper misfeed at the fusing unit
CAUTION
The fusing unit can become very hot!
The fusing unit, which is located beneath the top cover, can become very
hot when the printer is in operation.
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➜
To prevent injuries, avoid contact with this area.
1
Switch the printer OFF.
2
Close the output tray.
3
Press the top cover release button
and open the cover.
4
Lift out the imaging cartridge.
5
Wrap the the image transfer roller??
in a cloth to protect it against
exposure to light.
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Troubleshooting
6
Hold the bottom edge of the misfed
sheet and carefully pull it out of the
printer.
? The bottom edge of the paper is
not visible?
➜
Move the bottom edge of the
paper so that you can grab it
with your fingers.
7
Re-insert the imaging cartridge.
8
Move the imaging cartridge in the
direction shown by the arrow until it
clips into place.
9
Close the printer cover and open
the paper output tray.
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Troubleshooting
Clearing a paper misfeed at the output tray
10-6
1
Carefully pull the misfed sheet(s)
out of the tray.
2
Open the top cover and close it
again in order to reset the printer.
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Clearing a paper misfeed at paper feed tray 1
1
Carefully pull the misfed sheet(s)
out of the tray.
2
Open the top cover and close it
again in order to reset the printer.
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Troubleshooting
Clearing a paper misfeed at the manual feed unit
10-8
1
Carefully pull the misfed sheet out
of the unit.
2
Open the top cover and close it
again in order to reset the printer.
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Clearing a paper misfeed at paper feed tray 2 (optional)
1
Pull the cassette out of the tray and
remove the cover.
2
Press down the stack of paper so
that the lifting plate underneath
locks in place.
3
Remove the stack of paper from the
cassette and carefully pull the
misfed sheet(s) out of the tray.
4
Open the top cover and close it
again in order to reset the printer.
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Troubleshooting
Clearing paper misfeeds at the duplex unit (top)
10-10
1
Open the cover to the duplex unit
and carefully pull out the misfed
sheet(s).
2
Open the top cover and close it
again in order to reset the printer.
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Clearing paper misfeeds at the duplex unit (bottom)
1
Open the cover to the duplex unit
and carefully pull out the misfed
sheet(s).
2
Open the top cover and close it
again in order to reset the printer.
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10.2
Troubleshooting
Problems with print quality
If you are having problems with print quality, follow these steps:
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Remove the imaging cartridge and shake it back and forth carefully to
distribute the remaining toner evenly.
G
Remove the imaging cartridge and check it for damage. If necessary,
replace it with a new cartridge, see page 9-5.
G
Clean the inside of the printer, see page 9-2.
G
Deactivate the Toner Save feature in the print menu and try another
sample print-out, see page 4-17.
Problem
Possible cause
Action
Blank pages
The imaging cartridge is empty
or damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it. If necessary,
replace it with a new cartridge,
see page 9-5.
Black pages
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, replace it with a new
cartridge, see page 9-5.
Print-out is too light
The Toner Save mode has been
activated.
Check the setting in the printer
driver and in the printer menu.
Change the setting and try it
again.
Insufficent toner in the cartridge.
Lift out the imaging cartridge and
shake it in order to improve the
distribution of the remaining
toner. If the problem persists, fit
a new cartridge, see page 9-5.
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, replace it with a new
cartridge, see page 9-5.
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Problem
Possible cause
Action
Print-out is too dark
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, replace it with a new
cartridge, see page 9-5.
Blurred
background on the
print-out
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, replace it with a new
cartridge, see page 9-5.
Uneven toner
density on the printout
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, replace it with a new
cartridge, see page 9-5.
Insufficent toner in the cartridge.
Lift out the imaging cartridge and
shake it in order to improve the
distribution of the remaining
toner. If the problem persists, fit
a new cartridge, see page 9-5.
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10-14
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Action
Blank spots on the
print-out, text
missing
The paper is moist because of
high humidity in the air or from
being splashed with water.
Print the job again on dry paper.
White or black lines
on the print-out
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, fit a new cartridge,
see page 9-5.
Toner smudges on
the print-out
The imaging cartridge is
damaged.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. If
necessary, replace it with a new
cartridge, see page 9-5.
Insufficent toner in the cartridge.
Lift out the imaging cartridge and
shake it in order to improve the
distribution of the remaining
toner. If the problem persists, fit
a new cartridge, see page 9-5.
The paper feed roller is dirty.
Clean the paper feed roller,
see page 9-2.
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Troubleshooting
10.3
General printing problems
Problem
Possible cause
Action
No output
The printer is not connected to
the power supply, or the cable is
not connected to the printer.
Check the power connection and
the interface connection to the
printer.
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The printer is not switched on
Switch on the printer.
You are using the wrong type of
interface cable.
Check whether the interface
cable type conforms to the
specification, see page 11-2.
The connection settings were
not made correctly for your
printer.
Check the connection settings of
the printer.
The parallel port on your
computer is also being used for
other equipment (e. g. scanner,
ZIP drive).
Disconnect the other equipment
and operate the printer via this
port.
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10.4
Troubleshooting
Printer messages
Lamp functions
The lamps on the control panel provide information on the status of the
printer.
1
2
3
4
The control panel has three lamps and one button.
No.
Description
No.
Description
1
Stand-by (green)
3
Fault (red)
2
Paper (orange)
4
Control button
The table below shows the possible states of the lamps.
State
Meaning
Lamp flashing
Lamp on permanently
Lamp off
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Troubleshooting
Status messages
Status messages indicate the current condition of the printer.
Lamps
Meaning
Lamps
Meaning
Printer is switched off
Printer is ready for
operation
Printer is switched on and
running a self-test
Lamp flashes when
printer is:
• receiving data via the
parallel interface
• processing data
• printing
(slow flashing)
Printer is in Power Save
mode
Lamp flashes when
printer is:
• cancelling a print job
• resetting a counter
Lamp flashes when
receiving data from USBport.
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Troubleshooting
User messages
These messages indicate faults which need to be rectified by the user
before a print job can be continued or the printer switched back to
“Stand-by“.
Lamps
Meaning
Action
Top cover is open.
Close the top cover.
The cover to the duplex
unit is open.
Close the cover to the duplex unit.
Print job is too large,
insufficient memory
capacity.
Press the control button to eject the sheet
already fed in.
If the “Auto continue“ function has been
activated in the printer tools, then the sheet
already fed in is automatically ejected after a
predetermined time, see page 5-7.
Expand the printer’s memory capacity
(SIMM) or reduce the size of the print job.
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A paper format different to
the one set in the printer
driver has been fed into
the printer.
Load paper with the format set in the printer
driver into the paper feed tray.
No paper in manual feed
unit
Place a sheet in the manual feed unit and
press the control button.
No paper in feed tray
selected in printer driver.
Load paper into the appropriate feed tray.
If the “Auto continue“ function has been
activated in the printer tools, then printing
continues automatically on the sheet already
fed in after a predetermined time, see page
5-7.
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Troubleshooting
Lamps
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Meaning
Action
Paper misfeed
Clear the misfeed, see page 10-2, and then
continue with the print job.
No paper in feed tray.
Load paper into the appropriate feed tray.
There is not enough toner
in the imaging cartridge.
Prepare a new imaging cartridge for use,
see page 9-5.
There is no toner in the
imaging cartridge.
Replace the imaging cartridge,
see page 9-5.
Paper feed tray 2/3 has
not been installed.
Hold down the control button.
The network interface is
not ready.
Hold down the control button.
If the problem persists, then the network
interface has been deactivated or damaged.
Please contact your technical customer
service centre.
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Troubleshooting
Service messages
These messages indicate more serious faults that can only be rectified by
a customer service engineer.
Lamps
Meaning
Action
System error or fault
Switch the printer off and then on
again.
If the problem persists, contact your
technical customer service centre.
System error or fault
Fusing unit fault
Polygon mirror fault
Fan fault
10-20
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Lamps
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Meaning
Action
System error or fault
Switch the printer off and then on
again.
If the problem persists, contact your
technical customer service centre.
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10
Troubleshooting
10-22
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11.1
Performance features
Hardware
In terms of hardware, the PagePro 4100E offers you:
G
PCL 6 emulation,
G
1200 x 600 dpi print quality with Fine-ART,
G
66 MHz RISC processor,
G
8 MB RAM as standard,
G
up to 18 ppm (A4/Letter),
G
parallel port
G
USB port
G
upgrade with Adobe PostScript 3 SIMM module,
G
upgrade with network card.
Software
In terms of software, the PagePro 4100E offers you:
G
special functions like multiple document pages per print page,
G
browser-based PageScope printer management tool for simple
network operation.
Operating system
The PagePro 4100E can be used with the following operating systems:
G
Windows 95,
G
Windows 98,
G
Windows 3.1x,
G
Windows NT 4.0,
G
MS-DOS 6.2 and higher (except MS-DOS 7.0)
G
Macintosh (with an optional PostScript ROM-SIMM and an optional
network card).
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Technical specification
PagePro 4100E printer
Technical specification
11-2
Type
Desktop laser printer
Print system
Electrostatic dry powder imaging system
Exposure system
Laser diode + polygon mirror scanning
Resolution
1200 dpi × 600 dpi, 600 dpi × 600 dpi (with Fine-ART)
Emulation
PCL 6
Printing speed
(single-sided)
18 ppm (A4 or Letter)
Printing speed
(double-sided)
5 ppm (A4 or Letter)
Time to 1st page
(single-sided)
18 s (A4 or Letter)
Time to 1st page
(double-sided)
29 s (A4 or Letter)
Warm-up time
max. 23 s
Paper formats
A4, A5, JIS B5, Letter, Legal, Executive, Commercial 10,
Monarch, DL, C5 and B5 envelopes, custom formats
(width: 3-1/2 in. to 8-1/2 in. / 88,9 to 216 mm,
length: 6 in. to 14 in. / 152,4 to 356 mm)
Paper/Media
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Plain paper (16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90 g/m2)
Recycled paper (16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90 g/m2)
OHP film
Envelopes
Card and thick paper (24 to 43-1/4 lbs. / 90 to 163 g/m2)
Letterhead
Labels
Postcards
Paper sources
•
•
•
•
Paper feed tray 1 (muiltipurpose tray)
Manual feed unit
Paper feed tray 2 (option)
Paper feed tray 3 (option)
Input capacities
• Paper feed tray 1 (muiltipurpose tray): 150 sheets
• Paper feed tray 2: 500 sheets
• Paper feed tray 3: 500 sheets
Output capacity
• Output tray (printed side down):100 sheets
Operating temperature
50°F to 95°F / 10 to 35°C (fluctuations 18°F / 10°C per hour)
Humidity
15 to 85% (fluctuations max. 20% per hour)
Toner cartridge life
9000 pages A4 or Letter with a back-to-white ratio of max. 5%.
(The starter imaging cartridge supplied with the printer is
capable of producing approx. 5000 pages A4 or Letter.)
Voltage supply
120-127V / 220-240 V at 50-60 Hz
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Current consumption
• Operation: max. 820 W
• Stand-by: max. 60 W
• Power Save mode: max. 30 W
Amperage
max. 7.0 A (120 V) / 3.5 A (230 V)
Dimensions
(without paper feed tray 2)
Height:13 in. / 330 mm
Width: 17-5/32 in. / 436 mm
Depth: 20 in. / 510 mm
Weight
Printer: Approximately 28-3/4 lbs. / 13 kg
Imaging cartridge: Approximately 3-1/4 lbs. / 1.5 kg
Interfaces
• Centronics parallel port IEEE 1284B/ECP
Processor
Power PC 401/66 MHz
RAM
8 MB (can be expanded to 104 MB)
Options
•
•
•
•
•
•
Paper feed tray 2 (500 sheets)
Paper feed tray 3 (500 sheets)
Duplex unit
Network card
Memory expansion (SIMM)
PostScript ROM-SIMM
500-sheet paper feed tray (option)
Technical specification
Paper cassette
Standard cassette: Letter
Options: A4, JIS B5, Legal, Executive
Paper
• Plain paper (16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90 g/m2)
• Recycled paper (16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90 g/m2)
Paper feeding system
One-way system (multi-feed tray)
Capacity
max. 500 sheets (plain or recycled paper)
Dimensions
Height:4-3/4 in. / 121 mm
Width: 17-1/4 in. / 440 mm
Depth: 13-3/4 in. / 350 mm
Weight
approximately 10 lbs. / 4.5 kg
not including the legal cassette (Tray)
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Duplex unit (option)
Technical specification
Paper feeding system
One-way system
Paper
• Plain paper (16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90 g/m2)
• Recycled paper (16 to 24 lbs. / 60 to 90 g/m2)
Operating temperature
50°F to 95°F / 10°C to 35°C
Humidity
15 to 85%
Dimensions
Height:10-3/4 in. / 275 mm
Width: 12-3/4 in. / 320 mm
Depth: 6 in. / 152 mm
Weight
Approximately 5 lbs. / 2.3 kg
Network card (option)
Technical specification
Type
Ethernet
Version
• 10BaseT/100BaseTX
• 10BaseT/10Base2
• Token Ring
SDRAM-SIMM memory module (option)
Technical specification
11-4
Capacity
8, 16 and 32 MB
Type of function
Burst Mode
Access speed
60 ns or less
No. of pins
72
Type of module
SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module)
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Interfaces and cables
Technical specification
Connections
Printer:
Computer:
parallel 36-pin connection
EIA 25-pin connection
Type of cable
Shielded
Signal and ground pairs must be twisted
Parallel cable
IEEE 1284, type B
Length of cable
max. 10 feet / 3 meters
USB interface and cable
Technical specification
Connections
Printer:
Computer:
Series B connection
Series A connection
Type of cable
Shielded
Signal and ground pairs must be twisted
Parallel cable
IEEE 1284, type B
Pin allocation
1:
2:
3:
4:
Shell:
Length of cable
max. 5 meters
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D+
DGND
Shield
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Minolta/QMS’s concern for environmental
protection
What does the energy star mean?
Laser printers with the Energy Star® feature switch into a state with low
power consumption if they have not been used for a certain amount of
time. This function can reduce your annual electricity costs by up to 60%.
This laser printer fulfils the energy efficiency criteria for the Energy Star®
of the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency).
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11.4
Index
A
Activating the optional duplex unit .....................................................4-24
All raster ............................................................................................4-17
C
Cable specifications ...........................................................................11-5
Caring for your printer ..........................................................................9-1
CDRH regulations ................................................................................1-7
Cleaning the printer .............................................................................9-2
Case ...............................................................................................9-2
Paper feed roller ............................................................................9-2
Clearing a paper misfeed
at duplex unit .................................................................. 10-10, 10-11
at fusing unit .................................................................................10-4
at imaging cartridge .....................................................................10-2
at manual feed unit ......................................................................10-8
at output tray ................................................................................10-6
at paper feed tray 1 ......................................................................10-7
at paper feed tray 2 ......................................................................10-9
Clearing paper misfeeds ....................................................................10-2
Collating function .................................................................................4-9
Configuration index card ....................................................................5-14
Configuration page, printing out ..........................................................7-5
Configuration print-out .......................................................................2-14
Connecting the printer .......................................................................2-16
Control button, functions ......................................................................7-4
Continuing a print job .....................................................................7-5
Control Panel (DOS), calling up ..........................................................6-3
Control Panel, calling up ......................................................................5-5
Control Panel, printer tools
Configuration ................................................................................6-14
Counter ........................................................................................6-12
Font ................................................................................................6-9
Output Quality ..............................................................................6-10
Paper .............................................................................................6-4
Printer setting ...............................................................................6-15
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Data exchange, optimizing ................................................................ 4-17
Detail of Quality ................................................................................. 4-20
Device options, printer driver settings
Activating paper feed tray 2/3 ...................................................... 4-24
Activating the optional duplex unit ............................................... 4-24
Duplex function ................................................................................. 4-15
Duplex unit ........................................................................................ 11-4
F
Fault lamp ....................................................................................... 10-16
Fine-ART ........................................................................................... 4-18
Fit document to paper ......................................................................... 4-8
Fonts ................................................................................................. 4-21
Format problems, response ................................................................ 5-7
G
Graphics mode, specifying ................................................................ 4-18
I
Imaging cartridge, replacing ................................................................ 9-5
Index card
Configuration ............................................................................... 5-14
Counter ........................................................................................ 5-12
Paper ............................................................................................. 5-6
Printer settings .............................................................................. 5-8
Test print ..................................................................................... 5-11
Indicator lamps ................................................................................ 10-16
Installation of ROM-SIMM module ...................................................... 8-9
Installation of SIMM module ................................................................ 8-5
Installation using Add Printer Wizard .................................................. 3-2
installation using Plug-and Play .......................................................... 3-2
Installing optional accessories ............................................................ 8-1
Installing the printer ............................................................................. 2-7
Interface connections ........................................................................ 11-5
11-8
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L
Lamps ..............................................................................................10-16
Laser caution label ..............................................................................1-9
Laser safety label ................................................................................1-8
Loading envelopes ..............................................................................7-1
Loading paper .............................................................................. 7-1, 7-6
Manual feed unit ............................................................................7-7
Paper feed tray 1 ...........................................................................7-6
Paper feed tray 2/3 ........................................................................7-8
M
Maintaining your printer .......................................................................9-1
Media types .........................................................................................7-3
Memory module, installation ........................................................ 8-5, 8-9
Messages, service ...........................................................................10-20
Messages, status .............................................................................10-17
Messages, user ...............................................................................10-18
Monitoring of print job ........................................................................7-10
N
Network card .....................................................................................11-4
Network card, installation ..................................................................8-13
Number of copies, specifying ..............................................................4-8
O
Optional accessories ...........................................................................8-1
Network card ................................................................................8-13
Paper feed tray 2/3 ........................................................................8-1
ROM-SIMM memory module .........................................................8-9
SIMM memory module ...................................................................8-5
Overview of printer ..............................................................................2-3
Control panel ..................................................................................2-6
External features ............................................................................2-3
Internal features .............................................................................2-4
Optional accessories ......................................................................2-5
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Page layout index card
Duplex function ............................................................................ 4-15
Page layout, printer driver settings
Editing watermarks ...................................................................... 4-14
Multiple document pages per print page ..................................... 4-12
Printing watermarks ..................................................................... 4-13
PagePro 4100E printer, technical specification ................................ 11-2
Paper feed tray 1, setting up ............................................................. 2-11
Paper feed tray 2/3, activating .......................................................... 4-24
Paper feed tray 2/3, installation .......................................................... 8-1
Paper format error detection, switching on/off .................................... 5-9
Paper format of tray 1, specifying ....................................................... 5-7
Paper format, specifying ..................................................................... 4-6
Paper index card
Defining paper format of tray 1 ...................................................... 5-7
Response to format problems ....................................................... 5-7
Paper lamp ...................................................................................... 10-16
Paper output tray, setting up ............................................................. 2-11
Paper sizes ......................................................................................... 7-2
Paper source, specifying ................................................................... 4-10
Paper types ......................................................................................... 7-3
Paper, printer driver settings
Custom paper format ..................................................................... 4-7
Fitting document to paper format .................................................. 4-8
Orientation of print paper ............................................................... 4-8
Scaling document pages ............................................................. 4-15
Sorting function ............................................................................. 4-9
Specifying number of copies ......................................................... 4-8
Specifying the paper format .......................................................... 4-6
Specifying the paper source ........................................................ 4-10
Performance features ....................................................................... 11-1
Popup messages, defining .................................................................. 6-2
Popup messages, switching on/off ..................................................... 6-2
Power cable connection .................................................................... 2-12
Power Save mode, switching on/off .................................................... 5-9
Presentation of printed graphics, optimizing ..................................... 4-20
Print job
Continuation after error message .................................................. 7-5
Monitoring .................................................................................... 7-10
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Print paper, orientation ........................................................................4-8
Print quality problems ......................................................................10-12
Print quality, optimizing ......................................................................4-18
Printable area ......................................................................................7-3
Printer configuration ..........................................................................5-14
Printer Driver
USB-Installation .............................................................................3-4
Printer driver
CD-ROM installation for Win95, Win98 or WinNT4.0 ....................3-8
Printer driver installation ......................................................................3-1
MS-DOS .......................................................................................3-14
System requirements .....................................................................3-1
Windows 3.1x ...............................................................................3-10
Printer driver settings
Device options ................................................................... 4-21, 4-23
Page layout ..................................................................................4-11
Paper .............................................................................................4-5
Quality ..........................................................................................4-16
Printer driver settings, displaying .........................................................4-1
Windows 3.1x .................................................................................4-4
Windows 95/98 ..............................................................................4-1
Windows NT 4.0 .............................................................................4-3
Printer driver, uninstalling ..................................................................3-12
Printer messages .............................................................................10-16
Lamp functions ...........................................................................10-16
Service messages ......................................................................10-20
Status messages .......................................................................10-17
User messages ..........................................................................10-18
Printer settings index card
Paper format error detection, switching on/off ...............................5-9
Power Save mode, switching on/off ...............................................5-9
Printer tools, DOS ................................................................................6-1
Calling up the Control Panel ..........................................................6-3
Calling up the Status Display .........................................................6-1
Changing hotkey for Status Display ...............................................6-2
Defining popup messages .............................................................6-2
Switching on/off popup messages .................................................6-2
Printer tools, Windows .........................................................................5-1
Calling up the Status Display for Windows 3.1x ............................5-3
Calling up the Status Display for Windows 95/98 & NT 4.0 ...........5-2
Printer-computer connection .............................................................2-15
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Printing problems, general .............................................................. 10-15
Printing several document pages on one print page ......................... 4-12
Q
Quality, printer driver settings
Detail of Quality ........................................................................... 4-20
Optimizing data exchange (All raster) ......................................... 4-17
Print quality, optimizing ............................................................... 4-18
Specifying graphics mode ........................................................... 4-18
Specifying the emulation mode ................................................... 4-19
Specifying the resolution ............................................................. 4-19
Toner Save mode, switching on/off ............................................. 4-17
R
Resetting a counter ........................................................................... 5-13
Resolution, specifying ....................................................................... 4-19
S
Safety instructions ............................................................................... 1-4
Scaling function ................................................................................. 4-15
Setting up the laser printer
Connecting printer to computer ................................................... 2-16
Setting up the printer ......................................................................... 2-11
Ambient conditions ........................................................................ 2-8
Connecting the power cable ........................................................ 2-12
Connecting the printer to a computer .......................................... 2-15
Paper feed tray 1 ......................................................................... 2-11
Paper output tray ......................................................................... 2-11
Place of installation ....................................................................... 2-7
Printing out configuration page .................................................... 2-14
Sorting function ................................................................................... 4-9
Space required .................................................................................... 2-9
Specifying ......................................................................................... 4-19
Specifying the emulation mode ......................................................... 4-19
Stand-by lamp ................................................................................. 10-16
Status Display, calling up ..................................................... 5-2, 5-3, 6-1
Status Display, changing hotkey ......................................................... 6-2
Status Display, reduce/expand ........................................................... 5-4
Storing accessories ............................................................................. 2-7
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Storing consumables ...........................................................................2-7
Switching the printer on/off ................................................................2-13
System requirements ...........................................................................3-1
T
Technical specification
500-sheet paper feed tray ............................................................11-3
Duplex unit ...................................................................................11-4
Interface connections and cables ................................................11-5
Network card ................................................................................11-4
PagePro 4100E printer ................................................................11-2
SIMM memory module .................................................................11-4
USB Interface and cable ..............................................................11-5
Test page ...........................................................................................2-14
Test print index card
Various test prints ........................................................................5-11
Test prints ..........................................................................................5-11
Toner Save mode, switching on/off ...................................................4-17
Troubleshooting .................................................................................10-1
TrueType mode .................................................................................4-19
U
Unpacking, installing, setting up ..........................................................2-1
USB Device Driver ...............................................................................3-4
USB Interface and cable ....................................................................11-5
User-defined paper format ...................................................................4-7
W
Watermarks .......................................................................................4-13
Watermarks, editing ...........................................................................4-14
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