Minolta PageWorks Pro 18L User`s manual

Minolta PageWorks Pro 18L User`s manual
PageWorks 18L
User’s Manual
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, we have determined
that this machine meets the ENERGY STAR Guidelines
for energy efficiency.
What is an ENERGY STAR Printer ?
ENERGY STAR printers have a feature that allows them to automatically “go to sleep” after a
period of inactivity. This auto-feature can reduce a machine’s annual electricity cost by 60 percent.
Foreword
Safety Information
Laser Safety
This is a page printer which operates by means of a laser. There is no
possibility of danger from the laser, provided the printer is operated
according to the instructions in this manual.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housing, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during
any phase of user operation.
Internal Laser Radiation
Maximum Radiation Power : 1.03 (mW) at laser aperture of the print
head unit
Wavelength : 770-810 (nm)
This product employs Class IIIb Laser Diode.
Laser Diode and Scanning Polygon Mirror are incorporated in the print
head unit.
The print head unit is NOT A FIELD SERVICE ITEM.
Therefore, the print head unit should not be opened under any circumstance.
Laser Safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 Laser product under the U.S.
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.
CDRH Regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label shown on the following page
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be attached
to laser products marketed in the United States.
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Foreword
WARNING: Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is
5mW and the wavelength is 770-810 nm.
WARNING LABEL
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Foreword
USER INSTRUCTIONS (For U.S.A. Users)
FCC PART 15 - RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES WARNING
FCC: Declaration of Conformity
Product Type
Laser Beam Printer
Product Name
PageWorks 18L
Options
Accessories
Second Paper Cassette Unit (4166)
Third Paper Cassette Unit (4166)
Duplex Unit (4168)
DRAM SIMM (Maximum 16MB)
Network Interface Card (4179-451)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Minolta Corporation
101 Williams Drive, Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
Telephone number: 201-825-4000
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interface by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
● Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
●
●
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
●
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Foreword
This device must be used with a shielded interface cable and shielded
network (10/100BaseT) cable. The use of non-shield cables is likely to
result in interference with radio communications and is prohibited
under FCC rules.
The design and production of this unit conform to FCC regulations,
and any changes or modifications must be registered with the FCC and
are subject to FCC control. Any changes made by the purchaser or user
without first contacting the manufacturer will be subject to penalty
under FCC regulations.
USER INSTRUCTIONS (For Canada Users)
INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT STANDARD
(ICES-003 ISSUE 3) WARNING
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB003 du Canada.
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Foreword
OZONE RELEASE (For All Users)
During printer operation, a small quantity of ozone is released. This
amount is not large enough to harm anyone adversely. However, be
sure the room where the machine is being used has adequate ventilation, especially if you are printing a high volume of materials, or if the
machine is being used continuously over a long period.
WARNING LABEL
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Foreword
Welcome
And thank you for selecting a Minolta PageWorks 18L Printer!
This User’s Manual explains the functions of the printer and how it
operates. It also provides you with troubleshooting tips as well as general precautions you should observe when operating the printer. To
ensure the top performance and effective use of your printer, read this
manual carefully from cover to cover, and keep it at hand for later reference.
No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into other languages without
the express written prior consent of Minolta Co., Ltd.
The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
Trademark Acknowledgments
PCL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.
Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
Adobe and PostScript are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc.
PageWorks is a trademark of Minolta in the U.S. and Canada.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.
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Foreword
Technical Support
Technical support for all Minolta PageWorks printer products is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-459-3250
(from within North America). Minolta also maintains a Web site which
provides printer driver downloads, Frequently Asked Questions and
handles all e-mail requests for technical assistance at:
http://www.minoltaprinters.com.
Please be prepared to provide the following information when contacting Minolta Technical Support:
• Model Name
• Serial number
• A detailed description of the problem
For questions or problems with installation, please be prepared to provide the following additional information:
• Brand name and model number of the computer
• Type of processor
• Type of operating system
• Amount of installed RAM
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Contents
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
Features..................................................................1-1
Printer Parts and Accessories .............................1-2
Control Panel .........................................................1-4
Indicator Lights...................................................1-5
Action Key ..........................................................1-5
When the Ready LED is on................................1-6
When the Error LED is on ..................................1-9
Chapter 2: Setting-up
Installation Precautions ........................................2-1
Selecting a Location for the Printer ....................2-1
Power Source.....................................................2-2
Grounding ..........................................................2-2
Space Requirements..........................................2-3
Operational Precautions .......................................2-4
Operating Environment ......................................2-4
Printer ................................................................2-4
Printer Supplies..................................................2-6
Setting-up...............................................................2-7
Installing the Face-Down Tray ............................2-7
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Installing Tray 1 ..................................................2-8
Connecting the Power Cord ...............................2-9
Loading Paper..................................................2-10
Turning On the Printer......................................2-12
Connecting to a Computer ...............................2-13
Options .................................................................2-14
SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module).............2-14
Installing the Optional SIMM.......................2-14
Duplex Unit.......................................................2-19
Installing the Duplex Unit ............................2-19
Second/Third Paper Cassette Unit...................2-22
Installing the Optional Second/Third
Paper Cassette Unit....................................2-22
Network Interface Card (NIC)...........................2-26
Installing the Optional
Network Interface Card...............................2-26
Chapter 3: Using the printer
Paper.......................................................................3-1
Type....................................................................3-1
Size ....................................................................3-1
Standard size................................................3-1
Envelopes (Tray 1 and Manual Feed Tray)....3-2
Loading Paper........................................................3-3
Loading Paper onto Tray 1 .................................3-4
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Loading Paper onto Tray 2/Tray 3.......................3-7
Loading Paper onto Manual Feed Tray ............3-11
Printing on Envelopes ......................................3-13
Duplex Printing.................................................3-15
Paper Type..................................................3-16
Paper Size ..................................................3-16
Chapter 4: Printer Driver and Status Display
Introduction............................................................4-1
System Requirements...........................................4-1
Installing the Printer Driver Under
Windows 95/98.......................................................4-3
To Install the Printer Driver Using
the Installer (Auto Run) ......................................4-3
To Uninstall the Printer Driver ..........................4-13
Installing the Printer Driver Under
Windows NT 4.0 ...................................................4-18
To Install the Printer Driver Using
the Installer (Auto Run) ....................................4-18
To Uninstall the Printer Driver ..........................4-30
Registering the Status Display...........................4-35
Registering the Status Display Under
Windows 95/Windows 98 .................................4-36
Registering the Status Display Under
Windows NT 4.0...............................................4-40
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Displaying the Driver Setup Dialog
(Windows 95/98/NT 4.0).......................................4-44
To Display the Driver Setup Dialog Under
Windows 95/98.................................................4-44
To Display the Driver Setup Dialog Under
Windows NT 4.0...............................................4-46
Using the Printer Driver Under
Windows 95/98/NT4.0 ..........................................4-48
Common Buttons .............................................4-49
Paper................................................................4-50
Page Layout .....................................................4-52
Image ...............................................................4-57
Device Option...................................................4-59
About................................................................4-59
Using the Printer Status Display........................4-60
Opening the Printer Status Display ..................4-60
To Open the Printer Status Display.............4-60
To Close the Printer Status Display ............4-60
Using the Printer Status Display ......................4-61
Printer Status ..............................................4-61
How to recover............................................4-61
Warning Status ...........................................4-61
Printer Status figure ....................................4-61
Printing Status ............................................4-61
Controlling Pop Up Messages..........................4-62
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Switching Between the Expanded
and Reduced Views .........................................4-63
On-line Help .....................................................4-63
Displaying Printer Information... ......................4-64
Chapter 5: Maintenance
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge .........................5-1
To Replace the Imaging Cartridge .....................5-2
Cleaning the Printer ..............................................5-6
Cleaning the Outside of the Printer ....................5-6
Cleaning the Paper Transport Roller ..................5-7
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting
Technical Support ..............................................6-1
Clearing a Paper Misfeed ......................................6-2
Inside the Printer ..........................................6-2
Paper Output Misfeed ..................................6-6
Paper Input Misfeed (from Tray 1).................6-7
Paper Input Misfeed
(from Manual Feed Tray)...............................6-7
Paper Input Misfeed
(from Second/Third Paper Cassette Unit).....6-8
Paper Misfeed in the Duplex Unit .......................6-9
Upper Misfeed ..............................................6-9
Lower Misfeed...............................................6-9
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Print Quality Problems........................................6-10
Blank pages .....................................................6-10
Black pages......................................................6-10
Printout too light ...............................................6-11
Printout too dark...............................................6-11
Blurred background..........................................6-12
Uneven print density ........................................6-12
Irregularities .....................................................6-12
White or black line ............................................6-13
Toner smudges.................................................6-13
No output..........................................................6-14
Are you using the correct type
of printer cable? ..........................................6-14
Are your computer’s communications
port settings correct? ..................................6-14
Messages .............................................................6-15
When the Ready LED is on..............................6-16
When the Error LED is on ................................6-20
Chapter 7: Specifications
PageWorks 18L Printer .........................................7-1
Second Paper Cassette Unit (Option)..................7-4
Third Paper Cassette Unit (Option)......................7-5
Duplex Unit (Option)..............................................7-6
Interface Connector and Cable ............................7-7
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SIMM (Option) ........................................................7-8
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Quick Reference
Appendix C: Index
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Chapter
Introduction
1
Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
Chapter 1
Features
The various features listed below make the Minolta PageWorks 18L the
perfect printer for any size office.
• Fast 18-page per minute print speed
• Powerful Windows printing technology for fast output
• Real 1200 × 600 dpi resolution
• Optional 10/100BaseT Ethernet NIC
• Windows host based PostScript level 2 standard for expanded software compatibility
• 250-sheet paper capacity
- 1,250-sheet maximum paper-holding capacity with optional
second and third cassette units installed
1-1
Introduction
The Minolta PageWorks 18L is a laser printer developed exclusively
for use with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 operating
systems.
Chapter 1
Features
Printer Parts and Accessories
Chapter 1
Printer Parts and Accessories
Introduction
Control panel
Face-down tray
Manual feed tray
Paper size guide
Tray cover
Cassette cover (option)
Tray 2 (500-sheet
second cassette) (option)
Cassette cover
(option)
Second paper
cassette unit
(option)
Third paper
cassette unit (option)
Tray 3 (500-sheet
third cassette)
(option)
Paper size guide
Tray 1
(multipurpose tray)
Power
switch
Top cover release button
1-2
Introduction
Chapter 1
Printer Parts and Accessories
Power cord socket
Parallel interface
connector
Network Interface
Card (NIC)(option)
Fusing unit
Ethernet interface
connector
(10/100BaseT)
(option)
Top cover
Image transfer roller
Imaging cartridge
1-3
Control Panel
The control panel has four indicator lights and one button.
Error (amber)
Introduction
Chapter 1
Control Panel
Toner empty (amber)
Paper empty (amber)
Ready (green)
Action key
Error LED
ON:
A Fatal Error has occurred
BLINKING: A recoverable error has occurred
OFF:
Normal
Toner Empty LED
ON:
The imaging cartridge is empty
BLINKING: The imaging cartridge is almost empty
OFF:
Normal
Paper Empty LED
ON:
OFF:
1-4
The selected paper tray is empty
Normal
Control Panel
Ready LED
Chapter 1
ON:
The printer can receive print jobs
BLINKING: The printer is warming up
OFF:
The printer is off line
Press this key if an error should occur in order to have the
current condition of the printer displayed through the LED.
Indicator Lights
The four indicator lights turn on, off, or blink in combination to let you
know the current status of the printer. You can find out details of the
printer’s status by checking the information that appears on your
computer screen.
On
Off
Blinking
Action Key
• The LED display will change as you press the Action key.
• The appearance of this icon throughout this manual
indicates when you need to press the Action key.
Examples of the messages that can be displayed by the LED are
presented on the following page. For details, see “Chapter 6
Troubleshooting” (☞p. 6-15)
1-5
Introduction
Action Key
Control Panel
LED Display
Description
Initializing
Power on, initializing.
Warming Up
Printer is warming
up.
Ready
Printer is ready and
able to print.
Introduction
Chapter 1
When the Ready LED is on
1-6
Response Required
Control Panel
LED Display
Response Required
Printer has entered
the Power Save
Mode.
Introduction
Power Save
Description
Chapter 1
When the Ready LED is on
Slowly
blinking
Paper Empty
The paper supply of
one of the trays is
empty.
Press the Action key
to see which tray is
out of paper. For
details, see “Chapter 6 Troubleshooting”.
☞p. 6-18
Size Mismatch
The wrong size of
paper has been
detected in Tray 1,
Tray 2 or Tray 3.
Load the specified
size of paper into the
appropriate tray or
press and hold the
Action key for about
10 seconds until all
of the LED’s are on
to cancel the print
job. ☞p. 3-3
1-7
Control Panel
LED Display
Description
Response Required
Wait Action
Press the Action key
in the event of a
paper size error or
when operating in
the manual mode.
Press the Action key.
Printing will begin.
Toner Low
The imaging cartridge is low on
toner but printing is
still possible.
Ready a new imaging cartridge. For
details, see “Chapter 5 Maintenance”.
☞p. 5-1
No Cassette/No Tray
No Cassette:
The casstte for Tray
2 or Tray 3 is not in
place.
Press the Action key
to see which cassette
is not in place.
☞p. 6-19
No Tray:
A print job was sent
using the Tray 2 or Tray
3 setting in the printer
driver, even though
Tray 2 or Tray 3 is not
installed on the printer.
Press the Action key
to see which tray is
not in place.
☞p. 6-19
Introduction
Chapter 1
When the Ready LED is on
1-8
Control Panel
Description
Response Required
Paper Size Error
The paper-size setting of the printer
driver does not
match the size of
paper that has been
detected in the tray.
Load the correct size
of paper or cancel
the print job (by
pressing the Action
key) and change the
paper-size setting in
the driver.
☞pp. 3-3, 6-20
Paper Misfeed
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
Multipurpose tray,
Tray 2, Tray 3, Manual feeding tray,
Lower-duplex unit,
Drum unit, Fuser or
Upper-duplex unit.
Press the Action key
to see where the
paper misfeed
occurred. For
details, see “Chapter 6 Troubleshooting”.
☞pp. 6-21, 6-22
Replace Imaging Cartridge
The imaging cartridge is out of toner.
Replace the imaging
cartridge. For
details, see “Chapter 5 Maintenance”.
☞p. 5-1
1-9
Introduction
LED Display
Chapter 1
When the Error LED is on
Introduction
Chapter 1
MEMO
Chapter
Setting-up
2
Setting-up
Chapter 2
Setting-up
Chapter 2
Installation Precautions
Installation Precautions
A proper location helps to ensure that your printer provides you with
the long service life for which it is designed. Double-check to make
sure that the location you select has the following characteristics.
✓ Choose a location that is well-ventilated.
✓ Make sure there is no chance of ammonia or other organic gases
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
being generated in the area.
The power outlet you plan to connect to should be nearby and
unobstructed.
Make sure that the printer is not exposed to direct sunlight.
Avoid areas in the direct airflow of air conditioners, heaters, or
ventilators, and areas subjected to temperature and humidity
extremes.
Choose a sturdy, level surface where the printer will not be
exposed to strong vibration.
Keep the printer away from any objects that might block its heat
vents.
Do not locate the printer near curtains or other combustible
objects.
Choose an area where there is no possibility of the printer being
splashed with water or other liquids.
Make sure that the surrounding area is clean, dry, and free of dust.
2-1
Setting-up
Selecting a Location for the Printer
Chapter 2
Note the following important precautions when selecting a location for
the printer and when connecting it to a power source.
Installation Precautions
Power Source
The following are the power source requirements for this printer.
• Power source: 120 - 127 V at 50 - 60 Hz
Setting-up
Chapter 2
• Voltage fluctuation: Within 120 V −10%, 127 V +6%
• Frequency fluctuation: Within ±0.3%
Note
• Use a power source with minimal voltage and frequency fluctuation.
• Only use an outlet that is rated for the voltage capacity specified for
this printer.
• Be sure to plug the power cord all the way into the outlet. The outlet
should be located near the printer and be easily accessible so you can
unplug the power cord immediately if necessary.
• Make sure the outlet you use is visible, and not hidden behind the
printer or any other object.
• If any other electrical equipment is plugged into the same outlet, make
sure that the capacity of the outlet is not exceeded.
• If you use an extension cord, make sure its capacity is greater than the
power consumption of the printer. Using an extension cord with a
lower capacity creates the danger of fire.
• Never use a multiple socket to connect other appliances or machines to
the same outlet being used to power the printer.
Grounding
Always ground the printer to guard against the danger of electrical
shock. To ground the printer, connect the grounding wire to the ground
terminal of the electrical outlet you are plugging into or to a grounding
contact that complies with local electrical standards in your area.
Note
• Never connect the grounding wire to a gas pipe, the grounding wire for
a telephone, or to a water pipe.
2-2
Installation Precautions
Space Requirements
Chapter 2
Be sure to provide space around the printer as indicated below, to
ensure easier printer operation, paper and toner replacement, and
maintenance.
24-3/4" (632 mm)
or more
Setting-up
11-3/4" (300 mm)
or more
* 29-1/2" (746 mm)
or more
** 34-1/4" (867 mm)
or more
6" (150 mm)
or more
***11-3/4" (300 mm)
or more
23-1/2"
(600 mm)
or more
40-1/2"
(1,028 mm) or more
***46-1/2"
(1,178 mm) or more
4"
(100 mm)
or more
11-3/4"
(300 mm)
or more
33" (836 mm)
or more
* When equipped with an optional second cassette unit.
** When equipped with an optional third cassette unit.
*** When equipped with an optional duplex unit.
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Operational Precautions
Operational Precautions
Setting-up
Chapter 2
Note the following important precautions whenever using the printer.
Operating Environment
The following describes the operating environment required when
using the printer.
• Temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) with fluctuation of
10°C (18°F) per hour
• Humidity: 15% to 85% with fluctuation of 20% per hour
Printer
The following describes precautions for using the printer.
• Never turn the printer off or open any of its covers during a print
operation.
• Never place flammable gasses, liquids or objects that generate
magnetic forces near the printer.
• When unplugging the power cord, always grasp the plug and never
pull on the cord. A damaged cord creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
• Never touch the power cord when your hands are wet. Doing so
creates the danger of electrical shock.
• Always unplug the power cord before moving the printer. Failure
to do so can damage the power cord, creating the danger of fire or
electrical shock.
• Always unplug the power cord if you do not plan to use the printer
for a long time.
• Never try to remove any secured panel or cover. The interior of the
printer contains high-voltage circuitry which creates the danger of
electrical shock when exposed.
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Operational Precautions
• Never try to modify the printer. Doing so creates the danger of fire
or electrical shock.
• Always take care so that paper clips, staples, or other small pieces
of metal do not get into the printer through its vents or other openings. Such objects create the danger of fire or electrical shock.
• Do not allow water or other liquids to spill on or near the printer.
Fire or electrical shock can occur should water or liquid come into
contact with the printer.
• Should liquid or any piece of metal accidently get inside the
printer, immediately turn it off, unplug the power cord, and contact
Minolta Technical Support. Failure to take this immediate action
creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
• Whenever the printer emits unusually high amounts of heat,
smoke, an unusual odor, or noise, immediately turn it off, unplug
it, and contact Minolta Technical Support. Failure to take this
immediate action creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
Note
• Be sure to locate the printer in a well-ventilated location. A minimal
amount of ozone is generated during normal operation of this printer.
Because of this, an unpleasant odor may result when the printer is used
for extensive printing in a poorly ventilated area. For comfortable, and
safe operation, be sure to locate the printer in a well-ventilated area.
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Setting-up
• Always make sure the printer is not placed on the electrical cord or
the communications cables of any other electrical equipment. Also
make sure that cords and cables do not get into the printer’s mechanism. Any of these conditions create the danger of malfunction
and fire.
Chapter 2
• Never place any heavy objects on the power cord, pull on it or
bend it. Doing so creates the danger of fire or electrical shock.
Operational Precautions
Printer Supplies
Note the following precautions when handling printer supplies such as
the imaging cartridge, and paper.
Setting-up
Chapter 2
• Avoid storing printer supplies in the following locations:
✓Areas subjected to direct sunlight. Additionally, the imaging
cartridge must be protected from fluorescent light.
✓Areas exposed to open flame.
✓Areas subjected to high humidity.
✓Areas subjected to large amounts of dust.
• Keep paper that has been removed from its wrapper, but not yet
loaded onto the printer tray, in a sealed plastic bag and store it in a
cool, dark location.
• Only use imaging cartridges that are expressly specified for this
printer.
• Keep supplies out of the reach of children.
• Should your hands become soiled with toner, immediately wash
them with soap and water.
Note
• Whenever you remove the imaging cartridge from the printer, immediately wrap it with a cloth to protect it from overexposure to light.
2-6
Setting-up
Setting-up
See the separate Quick Guide for Installation and Reference that comes
with the printer before unpacking.
• Always use a shielded interface cable. Use of an unshielded cable can
result in radio interference with data.
• Keep all the boxes and packing materials that the printer comes in for
later use when transporting the printer.
Installing the Face-Down Tray
With both hands, gently bend the face-down tray inwards and insert
one of its tabs into its holder on the upper portion of the printer.
Continue to bend the face-down tray so that it curves enough for the
second tab to fit into its holder and release the tray into position.
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Setting-up
Note
Chapter 2
Set-up the printer according to the following instructions.
Setting-up
Installing Tray 1
Using the left and right slots in the printer as guides, gently push
Tray 1 until it cannot be inserted any further (as shown in the
illustration).
2
Attach the tray cover onto Tray 1.
Setting-up
Chapter 2
1
2-8
Setting-up
Connecting the Power Cord
1
Make sure that the printer’s power switch is in the
tion.
2
Connect one end of the power cord that comes with the printer to
the power cord socket. Plug the other end into a power outlet.
Setting-up
Chapter 2
(Off) posi-
2-9
Setting-up
Loading Paper
Remove the tray cover from Tray 1.
2
Open all three of the paper size guides.
Setting-up
Chapter 2
1
2-10
Setting-up
Place the paper stack onto the tray, print-side up. Secure the stack
by adjusting the paper size guides.
Setting-up
Chapter 2
3
Note
• A maximum level mark on the paper size guide shows how high you
can stack paper on Tray 1. Make sure that paper is stacked no higher
than this mark.
4
Replace the tray cover onto Tray 1.
2-11
Setting-up
Turning On the Printer
Setting-up
Chapter 2
After connecting the printer to a power outlet, press the power switch
to turn it on.
Turning on the printer causes all the indicators on the control panel to
light, which indicates that the printer is warming up. In about 23
seconds only the READY indicator remains lit, indicating that the
printer is ready to print.
Initializing Warming Up
Ready
Note
• The printer automatically enters a power saving mode if it receives no
print commands for about 15 minutes. Whenever the printer receives a
print command while in the power saving mode, it starts to warm up
again and takes about 23 seconds before it is ready to print.
2-12
Setting-up
Make sure that the printer and the computer you are connecting it
to are both turned off.
2
Connect one end of the interface cable to the parallel port of the
computer.
3
Connect the other end of the cable to the parallel connector on the
back of the printer. Secure the cable using the two clips on the
parallel connector.
Setting-up
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Chapter 2
Connecting to a Computer
See page 7-7 of this User’s Manual for cable specifications and pin
assignments.
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Options
Options
Setting-up
Chapter 2
This section describes the optional items that are available for this
printer: Memory SIMM(s), Duplex Unit, Second Paper Cassette
Unit, Third Paper Cassette Unit, and the Network Interface Card.
SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module)
Many errors caused by data overload can be avoided by installing
additional memory into the printer.
This printer comes with 2 MB of memory. You can increase memory
capacity to up to 16 MB by installing an optional 8 or 16 MB SIMM
into the memory connector located inside of the printer.
Note
• Memory capacity can be increased to 16 MB by installing a 16 MB
SIMM into the printer. The successful installation of the expansion
memory can be confirmed by displaying the Printer Information in the
Printer Status Display. See page 4-64 “Displaying Printer Information...”.
• Installation of an optional SIMM will increase the memory capacity of
your printer. However, the memory of the optional SIMM will not be
combined with the initial 2 MB that came with the printer.
Installing the Optional SIMM
Warning
• Electric shock hazard! Do not remove any cover of the printer that is
not directly specified for removal in the User’s Manual.
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2
3
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Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
Disconnect the parallel cable from the printer.
Press the top cover release button and open the top cover.
Options
Using a screwdriver, loosen and remove the two screws that
secure the exterior side cover to the printer.
5
Clips secure the exterior side cover from the inside of the printer.
Gently maneuver the exterior side cover until the clips release
(see illustration).
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Caution
• Do not touch any part of the main circuit inside of the printer.
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Options
With the exterior side cover removed, the internal side cover of
the printer is exposed. With the screwdriver, loosen and remove
the four screws that secure the internal side cover.
7
Remove the internal side cover to expose the main circuit.
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Chapter 2
6
SIMM socket
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Options
8
Being careful not to touch the connection points along the edge of
the SIMM, insert the SIMM into the socket on the main circuit.
• Insert the SIMM at an angle as shown and gently swing it into
the socket.
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• Apply pressure until the SIMM locks into place.
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10
Make sure both clips on the socket are pushed through the holes
on the SIMM.
Replace the internal side cover using the four screws.
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Options
Replace the external side cover using the two screws.
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Select the Printer Information in the Printer Status Display and
check to make sure that the “Printer Memory” item correctly
shows the increase in memory capacity. If it does not, repeat the
above steps making sure that the SIMM is installed correctly. See
page 4-64 “Displaying Printer Information...”.
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Note
• To release the SIMM from the socket, push out on the metal taps on
each side of the socket.
• Installation of an optional SIMM will increase the memory capacity of
your printer. However, the memory of the optional SIMM will not be
combined with the initial 2 MB that came with the printer.
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Options
• Take the duplex unit out of the shipping box.
• Remove the plastic bag and all shipping materials.
• Turn the printer off and then disconnect the power cord and interface cable from the printer.
Installing the Duplex Unit
1
With a screwdriver or similar instrument, remove the flat clip that
is attached to the back of the main unit of the printer.
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Setting-up
Your printer supports double-sided printing if the optional duplex unit
is installed. Double-sided documents can be generated for binding
along either the short or long edges of the paper through the printer
software. For more information, refer to page 3-15.
Chapter 2
Duplex Unit
Options
Align the “L” shaped duplex unit to the back of the main unit of
the printer so that the bottom of the “L” is inside of the opening at
the bottom of the printer.
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Chapter 2
2
Note
• Make sure that the connector of the unit is inserted into
the printer securely.
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Options
With one hand holding the duplex unit in position, use a Phillips
screwdriver to tighten the screws that are permanently attached to
the back of the duplex unit.
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3
Note
• Hold up the duplex unit with your hand during installation until it is
secured to the printer with the screws.
4
Connect the power cord to the printer and then turn the printer on.
See “Connecting the Power Cord”, page 2-9.
See “Turning On the Printer”, page 2-12.
5
Select the Printer Information in the Printer Status Display to verify that duplex unit is displayed in the Printer Information dialog.
See page 4-64 “Displaying Printer Information...”.
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Options
Setting-up
Chapter 2
Second/Third Paper Cassette Unit
You can increase the paper-holding capacity of your printer by
installing an optional second/third paper cassette unit. Each paper
cassette unit can hold up to 500 sheets of paper. The second and third
paper cassette units are interchangeable and can increase paperholding capacity to 1,000 sheets when installed together.
Installing the Optional Second/Third Paper Cassette
Unit
• Take the paper cassette unit out of the shipping box.
• Remove the plastic bag and all shipping materials.
• Turn the printer off and then disconnect the power cord and interface cable from the printer.
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Place the paper cassette unit in the location you have chosen
(see page 2-1 “Selecting a Location for the Printer”).
Pull out the paper tray.
Options
2
Set the printer onto the paper cassette unit using the coupling
pins as a guide.
• The printer weighs approximately 18 kg (39.7 lbs.) with the optional
second paper cassette unit installed. Two people are recommended to
lift it when necessary.
Third paper cassette unit
Setting-up
Second paper cassette unit
Chapter 2
Note
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Options
3
Insert Tray 2 or Tray 3 into the paper cassette unit.
Setting-up
Chapter 2
Tray 2
Tray 3
Note
• Be sure to use both hands whenever Tray 2 or Tray 3 is being removed
from or inserted into the paper cassette unit.
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Connect the power cord to the printer and then turn the printer on.
See “Connecting the Power Cord”, page 2-9.
See “Turning On the Printer”, page 2-12.
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Select the Printer Information in the Printer Status Display to verify that Tray 2 or Tray 3 is displayed in the Printer Information
dialog. See page 4-64 “Displaying Printer Information...”.
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Options
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Options
Network Interface Card (NIC)
Setting-up
Chapter 2
There is an optional 10/100BaseT network interface card that is
supported by this printer. For details, please see the User’s Manual for
the Network Interface Card.
Installing the Optional Network Interface Card
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Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord from the printer.
Disconnect the cable from the interface connector.
Options
Remove the screw that secures the cover panel to the back of the
printer. Remove the cover panel.
Note
• Make sure that you do not misplace the cover panel or screws when
you remove them. The screws will be used after the optional NIC is
installed.
3
Take the NIC out of its carton.
Note
• When the NIC is taken out of its conductive bag or off its mat, hold it
by its edges to avoid touching the terminals or the patterned surfaces.
4
Insert the NIC as shown in the diagram.
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2
Options
Secure the NIC into place using the same screws that were used
to hold the cover panel.
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5
Note
• Follow the NIC’s installation procedure in reverse to remove the NIC.
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Connect the power cord to the printer and then turn the printer on.
See “Connecting the Power Cord”, page 2-9.
See “Turning On the Printer”, page 2-12.
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Chapter 3
Paper
Paper
Caution
• This printer is designed to print on only the following types of paper.
Type
Plain Paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
Special Paper
Recycled
Paper
weighing:
60 to 90 g/m2
16 to 24 lbs.
Transparency
Sheet
Labels
Letterhead
Envelopes
J-Post (Postcard ) size:
100 × 148 mm
4" × 5-3/4"
Thick Paper
weighing:
90 to 163 g/m2
24 to 43 lbs.
Tray 2
None
None
None
None
None
None
Tray 3
None
None
None
None
None
None
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Tray 1
Manual
Feed Tray
Size
Standard size
Paper
Feeding
Port
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Paper
Feeding
Port
A4
JIS B5
A5
Legal
Letter
Executive
Invoice
210 × 297 mm 182 × 257 mm 148 × 210 mm 216 × 356 mm 216 × 279 mm 184 × 267 mm 140 × 216 mm
8-1/4" × 11-3/4" 7-1/4" × 10"
5-3/4" × 8-1/4"
8-1/2" × 14"
8-1/2" × 11" 7-1/4" × 10-1/2" 5-1/2" × 8-1/2"
Tray 1
Tray 2*
None
None
Tray 3*
None
None
Manual
Feed Tray
* Each of the five cassettes of Tray 2/Tray 3 support one of the five types of paper that are
compatible with this printer.
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Paper
Envelopes (Tray 1 and Manual Feed Tray)
Paper
Feeding
Port
Env. Com10
105 × 241mm
4-1/8" × 9-1/2"
Env. DL
110 × 220mm
4-5/16" × 8-11/16"
Env. C5
162 × 229mm
6-3/8" × 9"
Env. Monarch
98 × 190mm
3-7/8"×7-1/2"
Tray 1
Manual
Feed Tray
• Specialty paper is not supported for duplex printing.
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Note
• Do not use the following types of paper to avoid reduced print quality,
a misfeed or a print failure.
✓ Paper already used in a thermal transfer printer or ink jet printer.
✓ Paper that is too thin or too thick.
✓ Paper folded, curled or torn.
✓ Paper having binding holes or perforations.
✓ Paper with surfaces that are too smooth or too rough or with varying
surfaces.
✓ Paper having special coatings on their surfaces such as carbon
paper, heat-sensitive paper and pressure-sensitive paper.
✓ Sheets of various sizes.
✓ Paper not cut on right angles.
✓ Paper bound by glue, staples or clips.
✓ Paper affixed with labels which are easy to peel.
✓ Post cards that are warped or bent.
• Envelopes should meet the following requirements:
✓ Sharp folds and edges.
✓ General mailing envelopes without seals on the glued portion.
✓ Having flaps the full width of the envelope (unacceptable if the flap
is glued).
✓ Wrinkle-free, no fasteners.
• Generally, envelopes perform well, but some types may wrinkle. We
strongly recommend testing any type of envelope before buying it in
large amounts.
• For more information, refer to “Loading Paper”.
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Loading Paper
Loading Paper
There are two primary sources that can be used to feed paper into the
printer: Tray 1 and the manual feed tray.
Tray 1 is the standard source for supplying paper to the printer. Various
types and sizes of paper can be fed from this tray.
Using the Printer
Always remember that paper storage conditions greatly affect print
quality. Store paper in its original package. Keep paper out of areas
subject to extreme temperatures or humidity.
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Tray 2/Tray 3 are available as optional paper sources. See the section
of this User’s Manual entitled “Loading Paper onto Tray 2/Tray 3” for
details on using these trays.
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Loading Paper
Loading Paper onto Tray 1
You can load up to 250 sheets of standard paper onto Tray 1. See page
3-1 for details on paper sizes and types.
Remove the tray cover from Tray 1.
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Open all three of the paper size guides.
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Loading Paper
Place a stack of paper in the center of Tray 1. Adjust the paper
size guides so that both the left and the right sides of the paper
stack are secure.
Note
• A maximum level mark on the paper size guide shows how high you
can stack paper on Tray 1. Make sure that paper is stacked no higher
than this mark.
• Do not load additional paper until the paper currently loaded onto Tray
1 is completely used.
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Loading Paper
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Replace the tray cover onto Tray 1.
Loading Paper
Loading Paper onto Tray 2/Tray 3
Note
1
Slide Tray 2/Tray 3 out of the second/third paper cassette unit
as illustrated.
Tray 3
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Tray 2
Chapter 3
• Make sure that the Tray 2/Tray 3 cassette for the proper size of paper
to be used for printing has been installed into the second/third paper
cassette unit. For instructions on inserting (and removing) the Tray 2/
Tray 3 cassette into (and from) the second/third paper cassette unit,
refer to Chapter 2.
Note
• The cassette is designed to remain in the unit during the normal loading
and operation of the printer. To remove Tray 2/Tray 3 from the unit,
pull it out as far as it will go without force. Then gently raise the forward-end up, and remove Tray 2/Tray 3 from the unit.
• Tray 2 and Tray 3 are available as an option for this printer. Contact
Minolta Technical Support to find out how you can acquire this tray to
increase the capabilities of your printer.
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Loading Paper
Remove the cassette cover from Tray 2/Tray 3.
3
Press down on the paper lifting plate located inside of Tray 2/
Tray 3 until it locks.
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Loading Paper
Place a stack of up to 500 sheets of paper into Tray 2/Tray 3 so
that the side that was facing up when the paper was unwrapped is
still facing up.
Note
• A maximum level mark inside the inlet of Tray 2/Tray 3 shows how
high you can stack paper. Make sure that paper is stacked no higher
than this mark.
Maximum level mark
• Tray 2/Tray 3 does not support landscape-oriented paper-feeding.
• Do not load additional paper until all the paper currently on Tray 2/
Tray 3 is completely used up.
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4
Loading Paper
5
Replace the cassette cover and insert Tray 2/Tray 3 into the
second/third paper cassette unit.
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Tray 2
Tray 3
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Loading Paper
Loading Paper onto Manual Feed Tray
1
2
Make sure that the tray cover is properly attached to Tray 1.
3
Insert the sheet of paper into the manual feed tray with the side
to be printed facing up.
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Chapter 3
Open the paper size guides.
Loading Paper
Adjust the paper size guides so that both sides of the paper are
secure.
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Note
• Insert only one sheet of paper or one envelope at a time when feeding
manually.
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Loading Paper
Printing on Envelopes
The manual feed tray supports feeds of Commercial 10, Monarch, DL
and C5 envelopes.
Place the envelope with the side to be printed facing up on the
tray. The flap of the envelope should be facing down and to the
left.
2
Make sure that the envelope is placed in the center of the tray and
that it is secured by the paper size guides.
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Chapter 3
Manually feed envelopes one by one into the manual feed tray.
Note
• Because there is great variation in the quality of paper used for envelopes, we suggest that you produce test prints of various types before
purchasing any envelope in large quantities for use with this printer.
Note the following points whenever printing on envelopes.
• Make sure that all edges are creased sharply and that all flaps are
folded correctly.
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Loading Paper
• Do not use envelopes that are self-adhesive. Use only envelopes
that have standard sealing that sticks after it is moistened.
• Use envelopes of which flaps run the entire length of the envelope.
Envelopes that seal at one end will not feed properly.
• Do not use envelopes that have a window. Such envelopes can seriously damage the printer.
• Never use envelopes that have clasps or any other type of fastener
that can damage the printer.
• Do not store envelopes in an area that is subject to high humidity.
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• Do not use envelopes that are wrinkled.
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Loading Paper
Duplex Printing
This feature prints document data on both sides of a sheet of paper.
Installation of the optional duplex unit is required to perform duplex
printing.
You can choose either Long Edge Binding or Short Edge Binding when
generating duplex documents.
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(1) Long Edge Binding
A
A
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Portrait
Landscape
(2) Short Edge Binding
A
A
A
A
Landscape
Portrait
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Loading Paper
The supported paper types and sizes for duplex printing are as follows.
Paper Type
Plain paper: 64 to 90 g/m2 (17 to 24 lb)
Recycled paper: 64 to 90 g/m2 (17 to 24 lb)
Note
Chapter 3
• Do not use special paper (transparencies, labels, envelopes, letterhead,
J-Post and thick paper) for duplex printing.
Paper Size
A4, A5, JIS B5, Letter, Legal, Executive, Invoice.
Using the Printer
Remember the following points when generating duplex documents:
• The size of both original documents that will be used to make one
duplex document must be the same.
• The original document that is loaded first into the duplex unit will
be output face down.
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Status Display
Printer Driver and Status Display
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Printer Driver and Status Display
Chapter 4
Introduction
Introduction
This printer driver was especially designed to provide true Windowsbased printing for your Minolta printer. The driver consists of three
programs: the printer status display, Masquerade and the driver itself.
Important!
• This printer driver is located on the CD-ROM that comes with your
printer. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive or you wish
to download the updated printer driver, it can be downloaded from the
Minolta Web site at http://www.minoltaprinters.com.
The following describes the minimum system requirements for running
the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L printer driver.
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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows
NT 4.0
Chapter 4
System Requirements
Personal Computer: IBM-compatible PC with at least a 486DX
66MHz CPU (Pentium processor recommended)
Disk Drive: One, CD-ROM drive is required for installation
I/O Interface: IEEE 1284/ ECP/ EPP/ compatible
Memory: Windows 95/98:
At least 16 MB of PC RAM
(32 MB recommended)
Windows NT 4.0: At least 32 MB of PC RAM
(64 MB recommended)
Free Hard Disk Space: At least 20 MB for files
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Note
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• Use of a poor quality parallel cable may adversely affect input.
• In order to achieve the best results for your printed documents, your
computer should be equipped with at least 16 MB (Windows 95/98),
or 32 MB (Windows NT 4.0) of RAM. Additional RAM beyond the
recommended 32 MB (Windows 95/98), or 64 MB (Windows NT
4.0), will allow your printer to provide you with the high standards of
performance for which it was designed. If your computer’s current
memory capacity is less than 16 MB (Windows 95/98), or 32 MB
(Windows NT 4.0), the installation of additional memory is highly
recommended.
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Installing the Printer Driver Under
Windows 95/98
This section provides information on installing the printer driver under
Windows 95/98. It also tells you how to uninstall the printer driver
when necessary.
The printer driver must be installed using the CD-ROM’s installer.
To Install the Printer Driver Using the Installer
(Auto Run)
Insert the Printer Driver CD-ROM into your computer’s CDROM drive. At this time the following Installer screen appears
automatically over the desktop on your monitor.
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Turn on your computer and start up Windows 95 or Windows 98.
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1
2
Note
• The configuration of some computers may prevent the opening screen
from appearing automatically. If the screen does not appear, doubleclick setup.exe in the CD-ROM.
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Caution
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Chapter 4
• The printer driver must be installed using the CD-ROM’s installer. Do
not use the Add Printer wizard from the Printers folder. Installation
through the Add Printer wizard will prevent the printer from performing properly.
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4
On the Installer screen, click GDI Printer Driver.
5
Select Local printer if the printer is connected directly to your
computer or Network printer if the printer is connected through a
network, and click OK.
6
Select an installation option, and click OK.
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Click OK.
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Note
2. Click the Adobe Acrobat Reader button.
This starts installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Follow the
instructions that appear on the screen. If your system already has
Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, skip this step (Step 2) and jump
directly to Step 3.
3. On the Installer screen, click the Quit button.
4. Double-click My Computer and then click the CD-ROM (D:).
5. While the CD-ROM (D:) is highlighted, right click, select Open,
and then left click.
6. Double-click ZScript.pdf from the Manual folder in the CD-ROM.
This displays Zenographic’s ZScript User’s Guide.
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Displaying Zenographic’s ZScript User’s Guide File
1. After you complete installation of the GDI Printer Driver, insert
the Printer Driver CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
If you have just installed the printer driver, the CD-ROM should
already be in the drive.
At this time, the Installer screen appears over the desktop on your
monitor.
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• We strongly recommend that you select PostScript Support. This
option allows the printer driver to switch automatically to a
PostScript Driver (ZScript) when the GDI Printer Driver is unable to
produce a satisfactory printout of an image. Though this happens very
rarely, it is a good idea to select this option to ensure optimum printing results.
• Instructions for installing the PostScript Driver (ZScript) are provided after the installation instructions for the GDI Printer Driver
(Steps 15 through 20 on pages 4-8 to 4-10). If PostScript Support
has been selected, be sure to install the PostScript Driver (ZScript)
using Masquerade.
• For a detailed description of ZScript, see the Zenographic’s ZScript
User’s Guide (file name: ZScript.pdf) from the Manual folder in the
CD-ROM.
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8
9
10
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Select the appropriate port.
Check Set as default printer if you want to use the printer as this
default printer or leave this option unchecked if you do not want it
as the default.
Click the OK button to display the next dialog.
Rename the printer if you want and then click OK. To proceed
without renaming the printer, just click OK.
Change the directory name if you want or leave the default directory name. Next, click Install to start actual GDI Printer Driver
installation.
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Click Yes (recommended) to print a test page or No if you want
to proceed without printing a test page.
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The Minolta Printer Utilities dialog on your computer screen
contains icons for Minolta PageWorks-Pro 18L Help, Minolta
PageWorks-Pro 18L Status, and Uninstall. If you selected the
PostScript Support option in Step 6 of this procedure, it also has
a Masquerade icon.
Note
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• The Masquerade icon is not displayed if you did not select the
PostScript Support option in Step 6.
• If you selected the PostScript Support option in Step 6, make sure to
continue from step 15 to install PostScript Driver (ZScript).
• If you did not select the PostScript Support option, Step 14 completes your installation of the GDI Printer Driver.
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On the Installer screen, click the Quit button.
To start installation of PostScript Driver (ZScript), double-click
the Masquerade icon in the Minolta Printer Utilities dialog.
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In the Non-PostScript Printers area, select Minolta PageWorks/
Pro 18L on LPT1: and then click the Install button.
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After a few moments, the Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT)
Properties dialog appears.
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19
Click OK to display the next dialog.
20
Click the Exit button to complete installation of PostScript
Driver (ZScript).
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Confirm that Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) is in the
Installed ZScript Printers area of the Masquerade dialog.
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On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
22
Confirm that two icons named Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L and
Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) are shown in the Printers
Note
• The Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) icon does not appear in the
Printers dialog if you do not perform Steps 15 through 20 to install
PostScript Driver (ZScript).
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dialog.
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Print Test Page: Example
An example of the test page is shown below. Make sure that “Minolta
PageWorks/Pro 18L” is indicated as the printer model on the test page.
This confirms that the printer driver has been correctly installed.
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To Uninstall the Printer Driver
Note
• Skip steps 1 through 6 of the following procedure if you do not have
PostScript Driver (ZScript) installed on your computer.
Turn on your computer and start up Windows 95 or Windows 98.
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To start uninstallation of PostScript Driver (ZScript), click Start
on the taskbar, point to Programs, point to Minolta Printer Utilities, and then click Masquerade.
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2
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In the Installed ZScript Printers area, click Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) and then click Remove.
4
Click Exit.
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On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
6
Confirm that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) icon is no
longer displayed in the Printers dialog.
7
To start uninstallation of the GDI Printer Driver, click Start on
the taskbar, point to Programs, point to Minolta Printer Utilities,
and then click Uninstall.
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8
Click Yes to proceed with the uninstall operation or No to abort.
Note
• This uninstall operation will delete all of the printer driver(s) that are
currently installed in the Minolta Printer Utilities group.
9
Click Yes to delete the directory that contains the Minolta Printer
Utilities program.
10
In the next dialog that appears, click Yes to restart the computer.
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On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
12
Confirm that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L icon is no longer
shown in the Printers dialog.
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Installing the Printer Driver Under Windows NT 4.0
Installing the Printer Driver Under
Windows NT 4.0
This section provides information on installing the printer driver on a
computer running Windows NT 4.0. It also tells you how to uninstall
the printer driver when necessary.
To Install the Printer Driver Using the Installer
(Auto Run)
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2
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Turn on your computer and start up Windows NT 4.0.
Insert the Printer Driver CD-ROM into your computer’s CDROM drive. At this time the following Installer screen appears
automatically over the desktop on your monitor.
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Note
• The configuration of some computers may prevent the opening screen
from appearing automatically. If the screen does not appear, doubleclick setup.exe in the CD-ROM.
Caution
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4
On the Installer screen, click GDI Printer Driver.
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Select Local Printer.
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Click the OK button to display the next dialog.
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Follow the instructions that appear on your computer screen to
complete the installation.
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• The printer driver must be installed using the CD-ROM’s installer. Do
not use the Add Printer wizard from the Printers folder. Installation
through the Add Printer wizard will prevent the printer from performing properly.
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Select installation options.
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Note
2. Click the Adobe Acrobat Reader button.
This starts installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Follow the
instructions that appear on the screen. If your system already has
Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, skip this step (Step 2) and jump
directly to Step 3.
3. On the Installer screen, click the Quit button.
4. Double-click My Computer and then click the CD-ROM (D:).
5. While the CD-ROM (D:) is highlighted, right click, select Open,
and then left click.
6. Double-click ZScript.pdf from the Manual folder in the CD-ROM.
This displays Zenographic’s ZScript User’s Guide.
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Displaying Zenographic’s ZScript User’s Guide File
1. After you complete installation of the GDI Printer Driver, insert
the Printer Driver CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
If you have just installed the printer driver, the CD-ROM should
already be in the drive.
At this time, the Installer screen appears over the desktop on your
monitor.
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• We strongly recommend that you select PostScript Support. This
option allows the printer driver to switch automatically to a
PostScript Driver (ZScript) when the GDI Printer Driver is unable to
produce a satisfactory printout of an image. Though this happens very
rarely, it is a good idea to select this option to ensure optimum printing results.
• Instructions for installing the PostScript Driver (ZScript) are provided after the installation instructions for the GDI Printer Driver
(Steps 19 through 24 on pages 4-25 to 4-27). If PostScript Support
has been selected, be sure to install the PostScript Driver (ZScript)
using Masquerade.
• For a detailed description of ZScript, see the Zenographic’s ZScript
User’s Guide (file name: ZScript.pdf) from the Manual folder in the
CD-ROM.
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If the computer onto which you are installing the driver is a print
server, check the Server Install checkbox.
Note
• If your printer is connected to a network, we recommend consulting
your network administrator and referring to the Network Interface
Card Manuals.
If you plan to use the printer as a network printer, type in a name
for Share Name.
Example: PWP_18L
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Note
• Skip Step 7 if you do not check the Server Install option in Step 8.
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Click OK to display the next dialog.
Select the appropriate port.
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Check Set as default printer if you want to use the printer as this
default printer or leave this option unchecked if you do not want it
as the default.
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Click the OK button to display the next dialog.
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Rename the printer if you want and then click OK. To proceed
without renaming the printer, just click OK.
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Change the directory name if you want or leave the default directory name. Next, click Install to start actual GDI Printer Driver
installation.
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Click Yes (recommended) to print a test page or No if you want
to proceed without printing a test page.
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The Minolta Printer Utilities dialog on your computer screen
contains icons for Minolta PageWorks-Pro 18L Help, Minolta
PageWorks-Pro 18L Status, and Uninstall. If you selected the
PostScript Support option in Step 7 of this procedure, it also has
a Masquerade icon.
Note
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19
On the Installer screen, click the Quit button.
To start installation of PostScript Driver (ZScript), double-click
the Masquerade icon in the Minolta Printer Utilities dialog.
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• The Masquerade icon is not displayed if you did not select the
PostScript Support option in Step 7.
• If you selected the PostScript Support option in Step 7, make sure to
continue from Step 19 to install PostScript Driver (ZScript).
• If you did not select the PostScript Support option, Step 18 completes your installation of the GDI Printer Driver.
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In the Non-PostScript Printers area, select Minolta PageWorks/
Pro 18L on LPT1: and then click the Install button.
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After a few moments, the Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT)
Properties dialog appears.
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23
Click OK to display the next dialog.
24
Click the Exit button to complete installation of PostScript
Driver (ZScript).
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Confirm that Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) is in the
Installed ZScript Printers area of the Masquerade dialog.
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On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
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Confirm that two icons named Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L and
Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) are shown in the Printers
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dialog.
Note
• The Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) icon does not appear in the
Printers dialog if you do not perform Steps 19 through 24 to install
PostScript Driver (ZScript).
• The printer driver must be installed using the CD-ROM’s installer. Do
not use the Add Printer wizard from the Printers folder.
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Print Test Page: Example
An example of the test page is shown below. Make sure that “Minolta
PageWorks/Pro 18L” is indicated as the printer model on the test page.
This confirms that the printer driver has been correctly installed.
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To Uninstall the Printer Driver
Note
• Skip steps 1 through 6 of the following procedure if you do not have
PostScript Driver (ZScript) installed on your computer.
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Turn on your computer and start up Windows NT 4.0.
To start uninstallation of PostScript Driver (ZScript), click Start
on the taskbar, point to Programs, point to Minolta Printer Utilities, and then click Masquerade.
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In the Installed Zscript Printers area, click Minolta PageWorks/
Pro (PSCRIPT) and then click Remove.
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Click Exit.
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5
On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
6
Confirm that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro (PSCRIPT) icon is no
longer displayed in the Printers dialog.
7
To start uninstallation of the GDI Printer Driver, click Start on
the taskbar, point to Programs, point to Minolta Printer Utilities,
and then click Uninstall.
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Note
• This uninstall operation will delete all of the printer driver(s) that are
currently installed in the Minolta Printer Utilities group.
9
Click Yes to delete the directory that contains the Minolta Printer
Utilities program.
10
In the next dialog that appears, click Yes to restart the computer.
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Click Yes to proceed with the uninstall operation or No to abort.
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On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Printers.
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Confirm that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L icon is no longer
shown in the Printers dialog.
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Registering the Status Display
Registering the Status Display
The Status Display provides you with a variety of useful information
about the current status of your printer.
It is installed automatically when you install the printer driver.
Optional registration in the StartUp directory of Windows 95,
Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 allows the Status Display to
automatically reside on your desktop.
Follow the instructions provided for registering the Status Display
according to your operating environment. For further details, please
refer to the documentation that came with your version of Windows.
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• The Status Display allows you to monitor the operating status of the
printer only when the printer is locally (directly) connected to the
host computer via a parallel interface cable.
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Registering the Status Display Under Windows
95/Windows 98
The screen images that appear in this section are examples of Status
Display registration under Windows 95. Actual screen images may
appear differently under Windows 98, however, the registration
procedure is the same.
This procedure must be followed only after the successful installation
of the printer driver.
Click on the Start button, go to the Settings menu and click on
the Taskbar... item.
2
Click on the Start Menu Programs tab in the Taskbar Properties
dialog that appears.
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Click the Add button that is located in the Customize Start Menu
box to open the Create Shortcut dialog.
4
Use the Browse button to search for the Zjst402w file (for this
example it is assumed that the file is installed under
C:\Windows\Zjst402w.exe).
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6
Click the Windows file and then click the Open button.
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Click the Zjst402w file and then click Open to return to the Create Shortcut dialog.
Click the Next> button in the Create Shortcut dialog to open the
Select Program Folder dialog.
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8
Select the StartUp folder from the “Select folder to place shortcut
in” box and then click Next>.
9
Enter a name for the shortcut to the Status Display into the Select
a Title for the Program dialog and click Finish.
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Click the OK button in the Taskbar Properties.
Restart the computer.
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Make sure that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L Status Display
appears on your desktop and that the Status Display icon appears
on the Windows taskbar.
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Registering the Status Display
Registering the Status Display Under Windows
NT 4.0
This procedure must be followed only after the successful installation
of the printer driver.
Click on the Start button, go to the Settings menu and click on
the Taskbar... item.
2
Click on the Start Menu Programs tab in the Taskbar Properties
dialog that appears.
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Click the Add button that is located in the Customize Start Menu
box to open the Create Shortcut dialog.
4
Use the Browse button to search for the Zjst402w file (for this
example it is assumed that the file is installed under
C:\Winnt\Zjst402w.exe).
5
6
Click the Winnt file and then click the Open button.
7
Click the Zjst402w file and then click Open to return to the Create Shortcut dialog.
Click the Next> button in the Create Shortcut dialog to open the
Select Program Folder dialog.
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8
Select the Startup folder from the “Select folder to place shortcut
in” box and then click Next>.
9
Enter a name for the shortcut to the Status Display into the Select
a Title for the Program dialog and click Finish.
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Click the OK button in the Taskbar Properties.
Restart the computer.
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Make sure that the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L Status Display
appears on your desktop and that the Status Display icon appears
on the Windows taskbar.
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Displaying the Driver Setup Dialog
(Windows 95/98/NT 4.0)
Use the following procedure to display the driver setup dialog under
Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0.
To Display the Driver Setup Dialog Under
Windows 95/98
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers to display
the Printers dialog.
2
In the Printers dialog, click the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L
icon.
3
In the Printers dialog, select Properties from the File menu.
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On the → 32-bit SuperDriver Setup tab of the Properties dialog,
the following dialog appears.
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To Display the Driver Setup Dialog Under
Windows NT 4.0
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers to display
the Printers dialog.
2
In the Printers dialog, click the Minolta PageWorks/Pro 18L
icon.
3
In the Printers dialog, select Document Defaults… from the File
menu.
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The following dialog appears.
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The features of the printer driver allow you to control a wide variety of
printer parameters from your computer. The following sections provide
an overview of the printer driver’s properties.
The settings that are specified in the Properties dialog will become the
default settings for the printer driver. The dialog is opened from the
Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 Printers folder.
Note
• The screen images that appear in this section show the printer driver
operating in a Windows 95-based environment.
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Common Buttons
The following buttons appear at the bottom of each tab.
OK
Click to exit the properties dialog, saving any changes made.
Cancel
Click to exit the properties dialog without saving any changes made.
Apply
Click to save all changes without exiting the properties dialog.
Help
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Click to view online help.
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Paper
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The Paper tab contains functions that effect the format and output of
your printed documents.
Paper Size
The various sizes of paper that are supported by your printer are
displayed in the drop-down list. Select the appropriate size.
Paper
Letter
Legal
Invoice
Executive
A4
A5
JIS B5
J-Post
8 1/2 × 11 inches
8 1/2 × 14 inches
5 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches
7 1/4 × 10 1/2 inches
210 × 297 mm
148 × 210 mm
182 × 257 mm
100 × 148 mm
Envelopes
COM10
DL
C5
Monarch
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4 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches
110 × 220 mm
162 × 229 mm
3 7/8 × 7 1/2 inches
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Copies
This item specifies the number of copies to be printed. You can specify
any value from 1 to 999.
Orientation
This setting allows you to determine how your document is positioned
on the printed page (see Portrait and Landscape).
Portrait
Portrait documents are printed lengthwise (vertically), relative to the
page.
Paper Source
The Paper Source item specifies the tray from which paper is fed
from the printer. To change this setting, just select the desired paper
source from the drop-down list. If the desired tray is an option and does
not appear as a paper source, make sure that it has been added in the
Device Option tab.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
Note
• The Paper Size and Paper Source settings of other applications may
override the settings made in the printer driver.
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Landscape documents are printed widthwise (horizontally), relative to
the page.
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Page Layout
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The Page Layout tab contains a realtime graphic mirror of most driver
settings as well as the following features.
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N-up
The N-up settings allow you to print multiple documents on a single
page. Click on the drop-down list to view the possible selections.
Off
2 up
This default setting specifies one document per sheet of
paper.
This setting will print two documents onto one sheet of
paper.
4 up
This setting will print four documents onto one sheet of
paper.
6 up
This setting will print six documents onto one sheet of
paper.
9 up
This setting will print nine documents onto one sheet of
paper.
16 up
This setting will print sixteen documents onto one sheet of
paper.
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You can place a border between N-up documents by checking the
Border Line box.
N-up Window
Note
• The Scaling feature of the printer driver cannot be used when printing
N-up documents.
Watermark
Watermarks are placed on a document to quickly alert the reader to the
nature of its content. For example: CONFIDENTIAL, DRAFT, etc.
Through the driver, you can specify several guidelines that effect the
style, content and placement of watermarks.
The Watermark drop-down list catalogs the menu of watermarks that
have been entered into the printer’s memory. You can add and delete
watermarks from this list through the Watermark pop-up dialog.
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Click on the Detail of N-up… button to open a dialog that will allow
you to specify the order in which N-up documents are placed on the
page. There are four patterns to choose from: horizontal ascending,
horizontal descending, vertical ascending and vertical descending.
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Watermarks can be specified to appear on the first page only of a multipage document by clicking the First Page Only box. Otherwise, a
watermark that is specified to appear will be placed on every page of
the multi-page document.
When the In Background box is checked, watermarks will appear as
shadow-text behind the actual content of the document. When the In
Background box is not checked, watermarks are superimposed over
the actual content of the document.
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To open the dialog, click the Edit Watermark… button.
The dialog contains the watermark drop-down list that appeared in the
Page Layout tab. Through the Watermark pop-up dialog, you can add
and remove watermarks from the list.
To Add a Watermark
Click the Add button to open the Watermark Edit dialog.
Watermark Name
The name that you wish to use to identify the watermark in the
Watermark list is entered here.
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String
The contents of the watermark that you wish to create are entered
here.
Shading
The density of the watermark that will appear on the document is
specified here.
Style
These settings can be used to specify the style of the watermark’s
font.
Angle
Rotate the angle of the watermark’s placement through the value
specified in this box.
Position
Adjust the vertical and horizontal values to position the watermark
on the document.
To Remove a Watermark from the List
Select the watermark that you wish to remove from the list, click the
Delete button and click OK.
To Edit a Watermark
To edit a watermark that appears on the list, select it and change the
settings, then click OK.
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The typeface and size of the watermark is specified here.
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Scaling
Note
• The Scaling feature of the printer driver cannot be used when printing
N-up documents.
You can adjust the area of a document through the Scaling feature. The
maximum percentage of enlargement is 200. The maximum percentage
of reduction is 50.
Duplex
The Duplex feature enables your printer to support double-sided
printing. From the drop-down list, select Short Edge Binding to print
documents in a calendar-style format, Long Edge Binding to print
documents in a book-style format, or Off for one-sided printing.
The Duplex setting can only be specified when the optional Duplex
unit is added to the Installed Options list in the Device Option tab.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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The Image tab provides the controls for specifying the format of data
transfer from the host computer as well as the print resolution.
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Image
This setting is optimal for printing documents that will be sent via
facsimile.
Enhance Contrast
This setting enhances the definition between dark and light.
Resolution
The resolution setting determines the dots per inch (dpi) used when a
document is printed. Document printing quality will increase as the
value of dpi increases. Please note however, that printing time may also
increase when high-resolution settings are selected. Resolution
settings include:
• 600 dpi
• 1200 dpi
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Colors to Patterns
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Detail...
Click this button to open the Graphics pop-up dialog.
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Adjustment
The sliders can be used to control the definition, tones and
lighting of an image in terms of Contrast, Brightness and
Sharpness. Usually, the median values toward the center of the
bars will provide the best display. To fine tune these settings,
click, hold and move the sliders in order to make left and right
adjustments.
Value changes are reflected in the view window as you make
them.
The factory defaults for these settings are 50 for Contrast, 50 for
Brightness and 20 for Sharpness.
Default
Click the Default button to reset the functions of the tab to their
original values.
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Device Option
To remove an option from the Installed Options list, select the option
and click the Remove button.
Removed options can be reinstalled using the add procedure.
About
This tab displays version and copyright information about this printer
driver.
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To add an available option from the Installable Options list to the
Installed Options list, select the option and click the Add button.
The Installed Options list catalogs the optional accessories that have
been added to your printer.
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The auxiliary accessories that are available for installation appear in
this tab.
Using the Printer Status Display
Using the Printer Status Display
The Printer Status Display provides you with a variety of useful
information about the current status of your printer.
Note
• Optional registration in the StartUp directory of Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 allows the Status Display to automatically reside on your desktop. For a detailed explanation for registering
the Status Display, see page 4-35.
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Opening the Printer Status Display
Before opening the Printer Status Display, make sure that the printer is
connected to your computer with the parallel interface cable.
Use the procedure below to open the Printer Status Display.
To Open the Printer Status Display
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Minolta Printer Utilities, and
then click Minolta PageWorks-Pro 18L Status.
• This operation will open the screen which is shown on page 4-61.
To Close the Printer Status Display
Click Exit from the Printer Status Display File menu.
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This area displays text messages that describe the current operational
status of the printer.
How to recover
This area provides you with explanations of what you need to do in
order to correct problems and recover from error conditions.
Warning Status
This area displays text messages that warn you of such conditions as
low toner.
Printer Status figure
This area shows a graphic representation of the printer and indicates
where there is a problem.
Printing Status
These items indicate the status of an ongoing print job. Job Name
shows the name of the job, while Page Number shows the number of
the page that is currently printing.
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Controlling Pop Up Messages
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On the Display menu, click Select Pop up Message....
• The Activate Popup list shows error conditions that cause popup
error messages to appear.
• The Inactivate Popup list shows error conditions that do not
cause popup error messages to appear.
• To move an error condition from the Inactivate Popup list to the
Activate Popup list, click on the error condition to highlight it and
then click Add.
• To move an error condition from the Activate Popup list to the
Inactivate Popup list, click on the error condition to highlight it
and then click Delete.
• After you are finished, click OK to register your settings or Cancel
to close the dialog without entering any changes.
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Switching Between the Expanded and
Reduced Views
You can use the following procedure to switch between the expanded
and reduced views of the Printer Status Display.
On the Display menu, click Reduce to reduce the size of the display,
or Expand to expand it.
On-line Help
Use the Help menu to display online help about the Status Display.
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• The expanded view is the normal size shown under “Using the
Printer Status Display” on page 4-61. The reduced view is shown
below.
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On the Display menu, click Printer Information....
Page Count
This counter keeps track of the total number of pages that have been
output by the printer.
Tray 2
“Tray 2: Installed” will be displayed here to indicate when a second
cassette unit has been installed onto the printer.
Tray 3
“Tray 3: Installed” will be displayed here to indicate when a third
cassette unit has been installed onto the printer.
Printer Memory
This counter displays the amount of memory that is currently available
to the printer.
Note
• Installation of an optional SIMM will increase the memory capacity
of your printer. However, the memory of the optional SIMM will not
be combined with the initial 2 MB that came with the printer.
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Maintenance
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Maintenance
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Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
The imaging cartridge contains the print drum and a supply of toner.
If you print typical business A4 size pages with 5% coverage of toner,
the imaging cartridge lasts for approximately 9,000 pages. However,
the life of the imaging cartridge varies with the actual density of toner
that is used.
Blinking
Blinking
On
Imaging Cartridge Empty
On
• When the imaging cartridge runs out of
toner, “Imaging Cartridge Empty” message
is displayed in the Status Display. It is
recommended that you change the imaging
cartridge as soon as possible.
Maintenance
On
• When the imaging cartridge begins to run
short of toner, “Imaging Cartridge Low”
message is displayed in the Status Display.
Remove the imaging cartridge, shake it
several times, and reload it into the printer
(this will evenly distribute the toner
remaining in the cartridge). Prepare a new
imaging cartridge as a replacement.
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Imaging Cartridge Low
Note
• The Imaging Cartrige Low message appears in the Warning Status window
of the Status Display as a reminder that the imaging cartridge will run out
of toner soon. Since print quality will decline after the Imaging Cartridge
Low message appears, replacement with a new imaging cartridge is recommended when the Imaging Cartridge Low message is displayed.
• The imaging cartridge that comes with the printer is capable of producing approximately 5,000 A4-size prints.
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To Replace the Imaging Cartridge
Caution
1
Turn the printer off and then disconnect the power cord and interface
cable from the printer.
2
Close the face-down tray and press the top cover release button
to open the top cover.
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• The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
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Note
• Be sure to close the face-down tray before opening the top cover to
prevent injuries.
Remove the old imaging cartridge.
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Note
• Do not touch the shutter of the imaging cartridge to avoid causing
damage to the drum unit. When handling the imaging cartridge,
always use the handle.
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Take a new imaging cartridge out of the box.
Holding it with both hands, shake it 4 or 5 times in the direction
of the arrows to distribute the toner evenly.
5
Install the imaging cartridge securely into the printer by sliding
the pins on each side of the cartridge along the grooves of the cartridge guide.
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Replacing the Imaging Cartridge
Chapter 5
Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
Maintenance
6
5-5
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Printer
Dust, dirt, and paper debris on the outer surfaces and inside the printer
can interfere with printer performance. Clean the printer regularly.
Note
• Use a soft cloth to clean the printer. Never use abrasives or corrosive
detergents.
Caution
• The fusing unit can become very hot during operation. Do not touch
the area to avoid injury. Wait for at least 10 minutes after the printer
has been turned off and make sure that the fusing unit has cooled
before cleaning the interior of the printer.
Cleaning the Outside of the Printer
Maintenance
Chapter 5
Wipe the outside of the printer with a soft cloth moistened with a
neutral, household detergent.
5-6
Cleaning the Printer
Cleaning the Paper Transport Roller
Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
Close the face-down tray and press the top cover release button
to open the top cover.
Chapter 5
1
2
Note
Maintenance
• Be sure to close the face-down tray before opening the top cover to
prevent injuries.
5-7
Cleaning the Printer
3
Remove the imaging cartridge.
• Immediately wrap the imaging cartridge with a cloth to protect it
from overexposure to light.
4
Maintenance
Chapter 5
Note
5-8
Pull back on the cover that protects the paper transport roller
located at the bottom of the printer chamber.
Cleaning the Printer
Use a soft cloth to wipe the paper transport roller.
6
Reinstall the imaging cartridge as shown on page 5-4 and 5-5.
Maintenance
Chapter 5
5
5-9
Cleaning the Printer
Maintenance
Chapter 5
7
5-10
Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
Chapter 6
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Chapter
6
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Technical Support
Technical support for all Minolta PageWorks printer products is available
24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-459-3250 (from
within North America). Minolta also maintains a Web site which
provides printer driver downloads, Frequently Asked Questions and
handles all e-mail requests for technical assistance at:
http://www.minoltaprinters.com.
Please be prepared to provide the following information when
contacting Minolta Technical Support:
• Model Name
• Serial number
• A detailed description of the problem
For questions or problems with installation, please be prepared to
provide the following additional information:
• Brand name and model number of the computer
• Type of processor
• Type of operating system
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
• Amount of installed RAM
6-1
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Inside the Printer
Use the following procedure to remove a misfed paper from inside the
printer.
Caution
• The fusing unit inside the printer can become very hot during operation. Do not touch the area to avoid injury.
Close the face-down tray and press the top cover release button
to open the top cover.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
1
Note
• Be sure to close the face-down tray before opening the top cover to
prevent injuries.
6-2
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
2
Remove the imaging cartridge.
Note
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
• Immediately wrap the imaging cartridge with a cloth to protect it
from overexposure to light.
6-3
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Pull the end of the paper that is visible straight out of the printer.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
3
Caution
• Do not touch the image transfer roller.
6-4
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Reinstall the imaging cartridge as shown on page 5-4 and 5-5.
5
Close the top cover and press it down gently but firmly until it
locks into place.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
4
6-5
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Paper Output Misfeed
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Pull the misfed paper straight out of the printer.
6-6
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Paper Input Misfeed (from Tray 1)
Remove the tray cover and pull the misfed paper straight out of the
printer.
Paper Input Misfeed (from Manual Feed Tray)
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Pull the misfed paper straight out of the printer.
6-7
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Paper Input Misfeed (from Second/Third Paper
Cassette Unit)
Remove the cassette cover and pull out Tray 2/Tray 3 from the
second/third paper cassette unit. Press down on the stack of paper
until the paper lifting plate locks.
Tray 2
Tray 3
Remove the stack of paper from the tray and pull the misfed paper
straight out of the printer.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Tray 2
6-8
Tray 3
Clearing a Paper Misfeed
Paper Misfeed in the Duplex Unit
Upper Misfeed
Open the duplex upper cover and pull out the misfed paper.
Duplex upper cover
Lower Misfeed
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Open the duplex lower cover and remove the misfed paper.
Duplex lower cover
6-9
Print Quality Problems
Print Quality Problems
The following provides information on most print quality problems
you might encounter. If the advice provided here does not solve your
problem, contact Minolta Technical Support.
Blank pages
Black pages
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. Replace
the imaging cartridge if necessary
(page 5-2).
• Your printer may require servicing. Contact Minolta Technical
Support.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
• The imaging cartridge may be
running out of toner.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
If the problem persists, replace
the imaging cartridge (page 5-2).
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. Replace
the imaging cartridge if necessary
(page 5-2).
6-10
Print Quality Problems
Printout too light
• The imaging cartridge may be running out of toner.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
If the problem persists, replace
the imaging cartridge (page 5-2).
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. Replace
the imaging cartridge if necessary
(page 5-2).
Printout too dark
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the imaging cartridge and
check it for damage. Replace the
imaging cartridge if necessary
(page 5-2).
6-11
Print Quality Problems
Blurred background
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. Replace
the imaging cartridge if necessary
(page 5-2).
• The toner may be unevenly distributed inside the imaging cartridge.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and check it for damage. Replace
the imaging cartridge if necessary
(page 5-2).
Irregularities
• The paper may have absorbed
some moisture due to high
humidity or because of direct
contact with water.
Since toner will not adhere well
to damp paper, replace the paper
you are using with dry paper and
try printing again.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Uneven print density
6-12
Print Quality Problems
White or black line
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the cartridge and check it
for damage. Replace the cartridge
if necessary (page 5-2).
6-13
Troubleshooting
• The toner may be unevenly distributed inside the imaging cartridge.
Remove the imaging cartridge
and rock it left and right a few
times to distribute remaining
toner.
• The imaging cartridge may be
defective.
Remove the cartridge and check it
for damage. Replace the cartridge
if necessary (page 5-2).
• Smudges on the back of the paper
indicate a dirty transport roller.
Contact Minolta Technical
Support.
Chapter 6
Toner smudges
Print Quality Problems
No output
Failure to produce output may indicate a communications problem
between the printer and your computer. Check the following points to
see if you can correct the problem. If problems persist, contact Minolta
Technical Support.
Are you using the correct type of printer cable?
Save the data you are trying to print and close all the applications
currently open on your computer. Next, reset your computer to send a
break signal to the printer. Now check your printer cable against the
specifications in Chapter 7 of this User’s Manual.
Note
• When connecting your computer to the parallel connector on the
printer, we recommend using an IEEE1284/ ECP/ EPP/ compatible
parallel interface cable (1.5 m long).
Are your computer’s communications port settings
correct?
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Refer to the documentation that comes with your computer and check
if its current communications port settings are correct.
6-14
Messages
Messages
Error (amber)
Indicator lights
On
Toner empty (amber)
Paper empty (amber)
Off
Ready (green)
Blinking
See the explanation for Ready on
the LED chart. ☞p. 6-16
On or blinking
See the explanation for Error on
the LED chart. ☞p. 6-20
Error LED
Note
• The LED display will change as you press the Action key.
• The appearance of this icon throughout this manual indicates when you need to press the Action key.
6-15
Troubleshooting
On or blinking
Ready LED
Chapter 6
Action key
Messages
When the Ready LED is on (1/4)
Description
Initializing
Power on, initializing.
Warming Up
Printer is warming
up.
Ready
Printer is ready and
able to print.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
LED Display
6-16
Response Required
Messages
When the Ready LED is on (2/4)
LED Display
Power Save
Description
Response Required
Printer has entered
the Power Save
Mode.
The imaging cartridge is low on
toner but printing is
still possible.
Prepare to replace
the imaging cartridge with a new
one. ☞p. 5-1
Wait Action
Press the Action key
in the event of a
paper size error or
when operating in
the manual mode.
Press the Action key.
Printing will begin.
Troubleshooting
Toner Low
Chapter 6
Slowly
blinking
6-17
Messages
When the Ready LED is on (3/4)
LED Display
Description
Response Required
The paper supply of
Tray 1 is empty.
Add paper.
☞pp. 2-10, 3-4
Tray 2 Paper Empty
The paper supply of
Tray 2 is empty.
Add paper.
☞p. 3-7
Tray 3 Paper Empty
The paper supply of
Tray 3 is empty.
Size Mismatch
The wrong size of
paper has been
detected in Tray 1,
Tray 2 or Tray 3.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Tray 1 Paper Empty
6-18
Load the specified
size of paper into the
appropriate tray or
press and hold the
Action key for about
10 seconds until all
of the LED’s are on
to cancel the print
job. ☞pp. 3-1, 4-50
Messages
When the Ready LED is on (4/4)
A print job was sent
using the Tray 2 setting in the printer
driver, even though
Tray 2 is not
installed on the
printer.
Tray 3 No Cassette/
No Tray 3
The cassette for Tray
3 is not in place.
A print job was sent
using the Tray 3 setting in the printer
driver, even though
Tray 3 is not
installed on the
printer.
Duplex Unit Not Available
A duplex print job
has been sent to a
printer that is not
equipped with a
duplex unit.
Response Required
Check the trays to
make sure that all
cassettes are
securely in place.
☞p. 2-22
Change the Paper
Source setting in the
printer driver and
resend the print job.
☞p. 4-51
Check the trays to
make sure that all
cassettes are
securely in place.
☞p. 2-22
Change the Paper
Source setting in the
printer driver and
resend the print job.
☞p. 4-51
Disable the duplex
setting and resend
the print job.
For details, see
“Chapter 4 Printer
Driver and Status
Display”.
☞pp. 4-56, 4-59
6-19
Chapter 6
Description
The cassette for Tray
2 is not in place.
Troubleshooting
LED Display
Tray 2 No Cassette/
No Tray 2
Messages
When the Error LED is on (1/8)
LED Display
Buffer Overflow
Description
Response Required
The buffer cannot
handle the volume of
data being sent.
Cancel the print job
through the printer
driver. Turn the
printer off then on
again and resend the
print job.
Cover Open
The cover is open.
Paper Size Error
The paper-size setting of the printer
driver does not
match the size of
paper that has been
detected in the tray.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Lower the resolution setting or
increase the amount
of memory installed
in the printer and
resend the print job.
6-20
Load the correct size
of paper or cancel
the print job (by
pressing the Action
key) and change the
paper-size setting in
the driver.
☞pp. 3-1, 4-50
Messages
When the Error LED is on (2/8)
Paper Misfeed 1
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
multipurpose tray.
Paper Misfeed 2
A paper misfeed
occurred near Tray
2.
Paper Misfeed 3
A paper misfeed
occurred near Tray
3.
Paper Misfeed 4
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
manual feeding tray.
Response Required
Remove the misfed
sheet of paper. For
details, see “Clearing a Paper Misfeed”. ☞p. 6-2
Chapter 6
Description
Troubleshooting
LED Display
6-21
Messages
When the Error LED is on (3/8)
LED Display
Description
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
lower-duplex unit.
Paper Misfeed 6
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
imaging cartridge.
Paper Misfeed 7
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
fuser.
Paper Misfeed 8
A paper misfeed
occurred near the
upper-duplex unit.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Paper Misfeed 5
6-22
Response Required
Remove the misfed
sheet of paper. For
details, see “Clearing a Paper Misfeed”. ☞p. 6-2
Messages
When the Error LED is on (4/8)
Response Required
Cover Open (Duplex Unit)
The cover of the
duplex unit is open.
Wrong Media (Duplex Unit)
The wrong media
has been loaded into
the duplex unit.
Place the specified
type of paper into
the correct tray.
☞p. 3-16
Wrong Size (Duplex Unit)
The wrong size of
paper has been
loaded into the
duplex unit.
Place the specified
size of paper into the
correct tray.
☞p. 3-16
6-23
Chapter 6
Description
Troubleshooting
LED Display
Messages
When the Error LED is on (5/8)
LED Display
Video Under Run
Description
The buffer cannot
handle the volume of
data being sent.
Response Required
Cancel the print job
through the printer
driver. Turn the
printer off then on
again and resend the
print job.
Lower the resolution
setting and resend the
print job.
A controller error
occurred at the parallel port.
I/O Error (Network)
A network port error
occurred.
Turn the printer off
then on again. If the
problem persists, contact customer support
or your dealer.
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
I/O Error (Parallel)
Replace Imaging Cartridge The imaging cartridge is out of toner.
6-24
Replace the imaging
cartridge. ☞p. 5-1
Messages
When the Error LED is on (6/8)
LED Display
Fatal Error:
HSYNC Abnormal
Description
Response Required
An engine error has
occurred.
Turn the printer off
then on again. If the
problem persists,
contact customer
support or your
dealer.
Chapter 6
Fatal Error:
Polygonal Mirror Motor
Troubleshooting
Fatal Error:
Main Motor
6-25
Messages
When the Error LED is on (7/8)
LED Display
Fatal Error:
Fuser Low Temperature
Description
Response Required
An engine error has
occurred.
Turn the printer off
then on again. If the
problem persists,
contact customer
support or your
dealer.
Fatal Error:
SRAM, DRAM, ROM,
Engine I/F, CPU
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
Fatal Error:
Fuser Overheat
6-26
A controller error
has occurred.
Messages
When the Error LED is on (8/8)
Response Required
Fatal Error:
Fuser Warm Up
An error occurred at
the fusing unit.
Turn the printer off
then on again. If the
problem persists,
contact customer
support or your
dealer.
Fatal Error:
Fuser Fan
An error occurred at
the fan for the fusing
unit.
Fatal Error:
P/H Fan
An error occurred at
the fan.
Chapter 6
Description
Troubleshooting
LED Display
6-27
Troubleshooting
Chapter 6
MEMO
Chapter 7
Specifications
Specifications
Chapter
7
Specifications
Chapter 7
PageWorks 18L Printer
PageWorks 18L Printer
Type:
Desktop laser beam printer
Print system:
Electrostatic dry powder imaging system
Exposure system:
Laser diode + polygon mirror scanning
Resolution:
600 dpi × 600 dpi
1200 dpi × 600dpi
Print speed:
One sided:
First print:
One sided:
Paper sizes:
A4, A5, JIS B5, DL Envelope, C5 Envelope,
Letter, Legal, Executive, Invoice, Com 10
Envelope, Monarch Envelope, J-Post
Media:
Plain paper (60 to 90 g/m2; 16 to 24 lbs.);
recycled paper (60 to 90 g/m2; 16 to 24
lbs.); transparencies; letterhead; labels;
envelopes; postcards; thick paper (90 to
163 g/m2; 24 to 43 lbs.)
Paper feeding:
Tray 1 (Multipurpose tray); manual feed;
Tray 2 (500-sheet second cassette) (option);
Tray 3 (500-sheet third cassette) (option)
Input capacity:
Tray 1 (Multipurpose tray): 250 sheets;
Tray 2 (Second cassette) (option): 500 sheets;
Tray 3 (Third cassette) (option): 500 sheets;
Manual Feed Tray: one sheet at a time
Output capacity:
250 sheets (face down)
Warm-up time:
23 seconds or less
18 pages per minute
(A4-size paper)
Double sided: 9 pages per minute
(A4-size paper)
7-1
Specifications
Chapter 7
Within 18 seconds
(Letter or A4)
Double sided: Within 28.5 seconds
(Letter or A4)
PageWorks 18L Printer
Operating temperature: 10° to 35°C
Operating humidity:
15% to 85%
Power consumption:
820 W or less
Standby (average):
60W or less
Power save (average): 30W or less
Amperage:
7.0 A or less (120 V)
Imaging cartridge life: 9,000 prints min. (black-to-white ratio of
5% or less)
The imaging cartridge that comes with the
printer is capable of producing
approximately 5,000 A4-size prints.
Power supply:
120 - 127 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Acoustic noise:
67 dB(A) max. (operating); 33 dB(A)
max. (power saving mode)
Height:
13" (332 mm)
Width:
17-5/32" (436 mm)
Depth:
20" (511 mm)
Weight:
Printer: Approx. 28-3/4 lbs. (13 kg)
Imaging cartridge: Approx. 3-1/4 lbs. (1.5 kg)
Interface:
Parallel
Centronics (IEEE 1284/ ECP/ EPP/
compatible)
CPU:
HD6437034
Standard memory:
2 MB (expandable up to 16 MB)
Accessories:
Power cord, User’s Manual, Quick Guide,
CD-ROM
Specifications
Chapter 7
External dimensions:
7-2
PageWorks 18L Printer
Chapter 7
Second paper cassette unit;
Third paper cassette unit;
Duplex unit; DRAM SIMM;
NIC (Network Interface Card)
(options available from local dealer)
Specifications
Options:
7-3
Second Paper Cassette Unit (Option)
Second Paper Cassette Unit (Option)
Paper feeding system: One-way system
Paper types:
Ordinary plain paper (60 to 90 g/m2; 16 to
24 lbs.); recycled paper (60 to 90 g/m2; 16
to 24 lbs.)
Paper cassettes:
Letter (Option: Legal, Executive, A4, JIS B5)
Tray capacity:
Up to 500 sheets (plain and recycled
paper)
Operating temperature: 10° to 35°C
Operating humidity:
15% to 85%
External dimensions:
4-3/4" (120 mm)
Width:
17-1/4" (436 mm)
Depth:
Weight:
13-3/4" (351 mm)
Approximately 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
not including the Legal Cassette (Tray)
Specifications
Chapter 7
Height:
7-4
Third Paper Cassette Unit (Option)
Third Paper Cassette Unit (Option)
Paper feeding system: One-way system
Paper types:
Ordinary plain paper (60 to 90 g/m2; 16 to
24 lbs.); recycled paper (60 to 90 g/m2; 16
to 24 lbs.)
Paper cassettes:
Letter (Option: Legal, Executive, A4, JIS B5)
Tray capacity:
Up to 500 sheets (plain and recycled
paper)
Operating temperature: 10° to 35°C
Operating humidity:
15% to 85%
External dimensions:
4-3/4" (120 mm)
Width:
17-1/4" (436 mm)
Depth:
Weight:
13-3/4" (351 mm)
Approximately 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)
not including the Legal Cassette (Tray)
Specifications
Chapter 7
Height:
7-5
Duplex Unit (Option)
Duplex Unit (Option)
Paper feeding system: One-way system
Paper types:
Ordinary plain paper (64 to 90 g/m2; 17 to
24 lbs.); recycled paper (64 to 90 g/m2; 17
to 24 lbs.)
Paper size:
A4, A5, JIS B5, Letter, Legal, Executive,
Invoice
Operating temperature: 10° to 35°C
Operating humidity:
15% to 85%
External dimensions:
10-3/4" (274 mm)
Width:
12-3/4" (322 mm)
Depth:
Weight:
6" (151 mm)
Approximately 5 lbs. (2.3 kg)
Specifications
Chapter 7
Height:
7-6
Interface Connector and Cable
Interface Connector and Cable
Be sure to use only a parallel interface cable that meets the
specifications described below.
Length:
Less than 10 feet (3 meters)
Connectors:
Printer:
Parallel 36-pin connector
PC:
EIA 25-pin connector
Cable type:
Shielded. Each signal and ground pair
should be twisted.
Pin assignments:
IEEE 1284 type-B
Note
Specifications
Chapter 7
• When connecting your computer to the parallel connector on the
printer, we recommend using an IEEE1284/ ECP/ EPP/ compatible
parallel interface cable (1.5 m long).
7-7
SIMM (Option)
SIMM (Option)
You can expand printer memory by adding a single in-line memory
module (SIMM). SIMMs are available from Minolta Technical
Support.
8, 16 MB
Parity:
Non-parity
Type:
EDO (Extended Data Out)
Access speed:
60 ns or less
Number of Pins:
72
Specifications
Chapter 7
Capacity:
7-8
Appendix
Glossary
A
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
application
A software program that performs a particular function, such as
generating graphics or spreadsheets.
ASCII
Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
base weight
SEE paper basis weight.
bitmap
A text character or graphic image that is defined by a pattern of dots.
click
To press and release a mouse button quickly. Often used to select an
object. SEE double-click.
control panel
A bank of indicators that show the current status of the printer. Panel
buttons that are located on the control panel make it possible to
perform a variety of different operations.
default
Settings that are preset in the absence of user-specified settings.
dialog box
A box that appears in order for the user to input information or
settings required for the printer to operate.
display
What appears upon the screen of the computer.
dpi
Acronym for dots per inch. Refers to the resolution that the printer
can produce through the measure of dots printed per inch.
A-1
Glossary
The following definitions apply specifically to your Minolta printer.
Appendix A
Glossary
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
double-click
Pressing a mouse button twice in quick succession while keeping the
mouse in place. Often used to open a dialog or enable a function.
SEE click.
duplex unit (option)
An option that can be installed onto your printer in order to generate
double-sided, or duplex documents.
Ethernet interface connector (10/100BaseT)
(option)
This port is used to connect the printer to an Ethernet.
face down tray
This tray receives the printed documents, face down, as they are
output from the printer. The tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper.
500-sheet second cassette (option)
SEE Tray 2.
500-sheet third cassette (option)
SEE Tray 3.
fusing unit
A part of the printer that fixes the toner image onto the paper.
gray scale
A series of shades ranging from black to white used to add detail to
photo or scanned images, etc.
halftone
A printing technique using a pattern of dots to compose an image.
Also known as dithering.
icon
A graphic image on the screen that represents an element.
image transfer roller
The part inside a page printer that transfers the image from the
photoconductive drum to the paper.
imaging cartridge
Contains the toner that is used to print the document.
A-2
manual feed tray
Used to feed paper and envelopes into the printer manually.
N-up printing
A series of printer settings that produces multiple, reduced
documents on one sheet of paper.
Network Interface Card (NIC) (option)
Facilitates the network connection of the printer.
off line
A state in which the printer cannot receive data or perform any other
operation.
on line
A state in which the printer can receive data and operate.
operating system
A program or group of programs that control the functions of the
computer and its peripheral devices such as the printer.
output tray
SEE face down tray.
paper basis weight
The standard for specifying paper weight. The metric standard,
applicable to all grades of paper is gm/m2. The U.S. system for basis
weight varies according to the grade of paper and is based upon a
500 sheet ream. The measurement of weight in the U.S. is pounds.
paper size guide(s)
Three adjustable holders that secure paper in the paper tray from the
left, right and front.
A-3
Glossary
laser printer
A high-resolution peripheral used to print text and graphics onto
paper or other media. A rotating disk is used to reflect laser beams
onto a photosensitive drum; the image of the page is then transferred
via electrostatic charged toner. The final image is fused onto a piece
of charged paper using heat as it is rolled against the drum, setting
the toner onto the paper (or other media).
Appendix A
Glossary
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
paper transport roller
A rolling mechanism that carries the paper through the various
functions of the printer during the printing process.
parallel interface
An output/input port utilizing multiple data circuitry.
parallel interface connector
A connector that enables the transfer of data between the printer and
the computer.
peripheral device
Any device that can be attached to the computer, such as a printer.
PostScript
Developed by Adobe Systems, PostScript is one of the most well
known page description languages.
PostScript fonts
Precise, high-quality fonts that are engineered to be printed using a
PostScript-compatible computer.
power cord socket
Connects the power cord and the printer.
power switch
Turns power to the printer on and off.
printer
A peripheral device that outputs data from a computer onto paper or
other media.
printer driver
A software file that manages commands to the printer.
Print Manager
An application that manages the print queue and the print file.
RAM
Acronym for random-access memory.
resolution
SEE dpi.
A-4
screen font
A typeface that can be displayed on the computer’s monitor.
second paper cassette unit (option)
An available option for your printer that expands printing capacity.
A tray unit that feeds an additional 500 sheets of paper to the printer.
SIMM
Acronym for single in-line memory module.
third paper cassette unit (option)
An available option for your printer that expands printing capacity.
A tray unit that feeds an additional 500 sheets of paper to the printer.
toner
Ink in the form of a plastic powder that is contained in a cartridge.
top cover
A cover attached to the printer that swings open by pressing a
release button. Opening the cover provides easy access to the
interior of the printer to perform basic maintenance procedures
including the installation and replacement of the imaging cartridge
as well as clearing paper misfeeds.
top cover release button
This button releases the hinge that locks the cover of the printer.
SEE top cover.
Tray 1
A tray that can hold up to 250 sheets of paper for feeding into the
printer.
Tray 2 (option)
Five types of optional Tray 2 cassettes can be installed into the
second paper cassette unit (SEE second paper cassette unit). Each
cassette can hold up 500 sheets of one of the following paper sizes:
A4, JIS B5, Legal, Letter and Executive.
A-5
Glossary
ROM
Acronym for read only memory.
Appendix A
Glossary
Glossary
Appendix A
Glossary
Tray 3 (option)
Five types of optional Tray 3 cassettes can be installed into the third
paper cassette unit (SEE third paper cassette unit). Each cassette can
hold up 500 sheets of one of the following paper sizes: A4, JIS B5,
Legal, Letter and Executive.
typeface
Refers to the design of a font.
watermark
A superimposed line of text or graphic upon a printed document.
A-6
Appendix
Quick Reference
Quick Reference
B
Appendix B
Quick Reference
Appendix B
The LED Display
Quick Reference
The LED display of the control panel is an important tool for
identifying the operating status of your printer. Use the LED display in
combination with the Troubleshooting chapter of this manual to
maintain the high level of performance that your printer was
engineered to provide.
Indicator lights
On
Off
Appendix B
The LED Display
Blinking
Action key
• The LED display will change as you press the Action key.
• The appearance of this icon throughout this manual
indicates when you need to press the Action key.
B-1
The LED Display
When the Ready LED is on (1/2)
Warming Up ☞p. 6-16
Ready ☞p. 6-16
Power Save ☞p. 6-17
Toner Low ☞pp. 5-1,
Wait Action ☞p. 6-17
Quick Reference
Appendix B
Initializing ☞p. 6-16
6-17
Slowly
blinking
Tray 1 Paper Empty
Tray 2 Paper Empty
Tray 3 Paper Empty
☞pp. 2-10, 3-4, 6-18
☞pp. 3-7, 6-18
☞pp. 3-7, 6-18
B-2
The LED Display
When the Ready LED is on (2/2)
Size Mismatch
Tray 2 No Cassette/
No Tray 2
Tray 3 No Cassette/
No Tray3
☞pp. 2-22, 4-51, 6-19
☞pp. 2-22, 4-51, 6-19
Quick Reference
Appendix B
☞pp. 3-1, 4-50, 6-18
Duplex Unit Not Available
☞pp. 4-56, 4-59, 6-19
B-3
The LED Display
When the Error LED is on (1/2)
Cover Open
Paper Size Error
☞p. 6-20
☞pp. 1-3, 6-20
☞pp. 3-1, 4-50, 6-20
Paper Misfeed 1
Paper Misfeed 2
Paper Misfeed 3
☞pp. 6-7, 6-21
☞pp. 6-8, 6-21
☞pp. 6-8, 6-21
Paper Misfeed 4
Paper Misfeed 5
Paper Misfeed 6
☞pp. 6-7, 6-21
☞pp. 6-9, 6-22
☞pp. 6-2, 6-22
Quick Reference
Appendix B
Buffer Overflow
B-4
The LED Display
When the Error LED is on (2/2)
Paper Misfeed 8
Cover Open (Deplex Unit)
☞pp. 6-2, 6-22
☞pp. 6-9, 6-22
☞pp. 2-19, 6-9, 6-23
Wrong Media (Duplex
Unit) ☞pp. 3-16, 6-23
Wrong Size (Duplex
Unit) ☞pp. 3-16, 6-23
Video Under Run
I/O Error (Parallel)
I/O Error (Network)
☞pp. 2-12, 6-24
☞pp. 2-12, 6-24
Replace Imaging
Cartridge ☞pp. 5-1, 6-24
Quick Reference
Appendix B
Paper Misfeed 7
☞p. 6-24
B-5
The LED Display
When the Error LED is on (Fatal Error) (1/1)
HSYNC Abnormal
Polygonal Mirror
Motor ☞p. 6-25
Main Motor
Fuser Overheat
SRAM, DRAM, ROM,
Engine I/F, CPU
☞p. 6-25
Quick Reference
Appendix B
☞p. 6-25
Fuser Low
Temperature ☞p. 6-26
☞p.6-26
☞p. 6-26
Fuser Warm UP
☞p. 6-27
B-6
Fuser Fan ☞p. 6-27
P/H Fan ☞p. 6-27
Appendix
Index
Index
C
Appendix C
Index
Appendix C
Index
Cassette cover 1-2
Cleaning the Outside of the
Printer 5-6
Cleaning the Paper Transport
Roller 5-7
Cleaning the Printer 5-6
Clearing a Paper Misfeed 6-2
Inside the Printer 6-2
Paper Input Misfeed (from
Manual Feed Tray) 6-7
Paper Input Misfeed (from
Second/Third Paper
Cassette Unit) 6-8
Paper Input Misfeed (from
Tray 1) 6-7
Paper Output Misfeed 6-6
Common Buttons 4-49
Connecting the Power Cord
E
F
Face-Down Tray 1-2, 2-7
Features 1-1
Fusing unit 1-3
G
Glossary A-1
Grounding 2-2
I
2-9
2-13
Contents viii
Control Panel 1-2, 1-4
Controlling Pop Up Messages
D
Device Option 4-59
Displaying Printer Information... 4-64
Displaying the Driver Setup
Dialog (Windows 95/98/
NT 4.0) 4-44
Duplex Printing 3-15
Duplex Unit 2-19, 7-6
of front cover
Ethernet interface connector
(10/100BaseT) 1-3
Connecting to a Computer
4-62
Energy Star Information inside
Image 4-57
Image transfer roller 1-3
Imaging cartridge 1-3
Indicator Lights 1-5, B-1
Installation Precautions 2-1
Installing the Face-Down
Tray 2-7
Installing the Printer Driver
Under Windows 95/98 4-3
Installing the Printer Driver
Under Windows NT 4.0 4-18
Installing Tray 1 2-8
Interface Connector and Cable
7-7
L
Loading Paper 2-10, 3-3
Loading Paper onto Manual
Feed Tray 3-11
Loading Paper onto Tray 1 3-4
Loading Paper onto
Tray 2/Tray 3 3-7
M
Messages 6-15
Manual feed tray 1-2
N
Network Interface Card (NIC)
1-3, 2-26
No output 6-14
C-1
Appendix C
C
About 4-59
Action Key 1-5, B-1
Index
A
Index
On-line Help 4-63
Opening the Printer Status
Display 4-60
Operating Environment 2-4
Operational Precautions 2-4
Options 2-14
P
Page Layout 4-52
Paper 3-1, 4-50
Type 3-1
Size 3-1
Paper Misfeed in the
Duplex Unit 6-9
Paper size guide 1-2
Parallel interface connector 1-3
Power cord socket 1-3
Power Source 2-2
Power switch 1-2
Print Quality Problems 6-10
Printer 2-4
Printer Parts and Accessories
Index
Appendix C
O
S
Safety information i
Second/Third Paper Cassette
Unit 1-2, 2-22, 7-4, 7-5
Selecting a Location for the
Printer 2-1
Setting-up 2-7
SIMM 2-14, 7-8
Space Requirements 2-3
Specifications
Duplex Unit (Option) 7-6
Interface Connector and
Cable 7-7
PageWorks 18L Printer 7-1
Second Paper Cassette
Unit (Option) 7-4
SIMM (Option) 7-8
Third Paper Cassette
Unit (Option) 7-5
Switching Between the Expanded
and Reduced Views 4-63
System Requirements 4-1
T
Technical Support vii, 6-1
The LED Display B-1
To Display the Driver Setup
Dialog Under Windows 95/98
1-2
Printer Supplies 2-6
Printing on Envelopes 3-13
Q
R
Quick Reference B-1
4-44
Registering the Status Display
4-35
Registering the Status Display
Under Windows 95/Windows 98 4-36
Registering the Status Display
Under Windows NT 4.0 4-40
Replacing the Imaging
Cartridge 5-1
To Display the Driver Setup
Dialog Under Windows
NT 4.0 4-46
To Install the Priner Driver
Using the Installer (Auto Run)
4-3, 4-18
To Replace the Imaging Cartridge 5-2
To Uninstall the Printer Driver
4-13, 4-30
Top cover 1-3
Top cover release button 1-2
Tray 1 (multipurpose tray) 1-2
C-2
Index
Tray 2 (500-sheet second
cessette) 1-2
Tray 3 (500-sheet third
cassette) 1-2
Tray cover 1-2
Turning On the Printer 2-12
Using the Printer Driver Under
Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 4-48
Using the Printer Status Display
Appendix C
U
4-60, 4-61
When the Ready LED is on
1-6, 6-16, B-2
When the Error LED is on
1-9, 6-20, B-4
Index
W
C-3
MEMO
MEMO
MEMO
Copyright 1999 MINOLTA CO., LTD Printed in Japan
The information contained in this manual is
subject to change without notice to incorporate
improvements made on the product or products
the manual covers.
Minolta CO., LTD. Image Information Products Marketing Headquarters, 3-13, 2-chome, Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka. 541-8556, Japan
1999. 3
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