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C3200
User's Guide

Summary of Contents

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    C3200 User’s Guide...

  • Page 2: Preface

    The most up-to-date drivers and manuals are available from the Oki Europe website: Copyright © 2005. All rights reserved.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ......6 Printer overview......7 Front view.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Index ........82 Oki contact details ......84...

  • Page 5: Notes, Cautions And Warnings

    OTES AUTIONS AND NOTE A note provides additional information to supplement the main text which may help you to use and understand the product. A caution provides additional information which, if ignored, may result in equipment malfunction or damage. A warning provides additional information which, if ignored, may result in a risk of personal injury.

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Photo Enhance mode to improve printouts of photographic images > “Ask Oki” – a brand new, user-friendly function that gives a direct link from your printer driver screen (but not always illustrated in this guide) to a dedicated web site specific to the exact model you are using.

  • Page 7: Printer Overview, Front View

    RINTER OVERVIEW RONT VIEW 1. Output stacker, face down. Standard printed copy delivery point. Holds up to 250 sheets at 80g/m². 2. Multi purpose feeder release (2) (press). 3. Status Panel. Status LEDs and operator buttons. 4. Front Cover release (lift). 5.

  • Page 8: Rear View

    9. AC power socket. When the rear paper stacker is folded down, paper exits through the rear of the printer and is stacked here face up. This is mainly used for heavy print media. When used in conjunction with the multi purpose feed tray, the paper path through the printer is essentially straight.

  • Page 9: The Status Panel

    TATUS ANEL The Status Panel allows operator intervention and indicates both when the printer is operating normally and when it requires attention. Detailed printer status is provided by the Status Monitor. (See “Using the Status Monitor” on page The Status Panel incorporates 4 LEDs and 2 push-button switches...

  • Page 10: Switches

    WITCHES Operation The switches are labelled ON LINE and CANCEL and each has three modes of operation as follows: MODE OF DESCRIPTION OPERATION Momentary press Press the switch and release it within 2 seconds of (Press 1) pressing it. The operation starts immediately the switch is released.

  • Page 11: Led Displays

    *1: The Menu Map (or Status Page) provides details of printer settings and status information. *2: Shifts to ON LINE after printing has started. *3: Executes job cancellation 2 seconds after start of switch operation (even if the switch is held down longer).

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    Error status: you cannot continue to use the printer. Intervention is required to recover from the error. Fatal errors are irrecoverable and require a service call. When several different status situations occur concurrently, only the status with the highest priority is displayed on the LEDs.

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    (Amber) Blinking 3 (120mS cycle) A serious error has occurred. The Status Monitor provides a readable description of the printer status corresponding to the indications of the LEDs. If you have the Status Monitor Preferences set to Pop up on alerts, this readable message will be presented on screen whenever an abnormal condition occurs.

  • Page 14: Paper Recommendations

    Window envelopes are not suitable. Transparencies should be of the type designed for use in copiers and laser printers. We strongly recommend Oki transparencies (Order No. 01074101). In particular, avoid office transparencies designed for use by hand with marker pens.

  • Page 15: Cassette Tray, Multi Purpose Tray

    Legal 14in. If you have identical paper stock loaded in the multi purpose tray, you can have the printer automatically switch to the other tray when the current tray runs out of paper. When printing from Windows applications, this function is enabled in the driver settings.

  • Page 16: Face Down Stacker, Face Up Stacker

    ACE DOWN STACKER The face down stacker on the top of the printer can hold up to 250 sheets of 80g/m² standard paper and can handle paper stocks up to 120g/m². Pages printed in reading order (page 1 first) will be sorted in reading order (last page on top, facing down).

  • Page 17: Loading Paper, Cassette Tray

    OADING APER ASSETTE TRAY Remove the paper tray from the printer. Fan the paper to be loaded at the edges (1) and in the middle (2) to ensure that all sheets are properly separated, then tap the edges of the stack on a flat surface to make it flush again (3).

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    Load the paper (for letter headed paper load face down with top edge towards the front of the printer). Adjust the rear stopper (1) and paper guides (2) to the size of paper being used. To prevent paper jams: • Do not leave space between the paper and the guides and rear stopper.

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    For face down printing, make sure the face up (rear) stacker (3) is closed (the paper exits from the top of the printer). Stacking capacity is approximately 250 sheets, depending on paper weight. For face up printing, make sure the face up (rear) stacker (3) is open and the paper support (4) is extended.

  • Page 20: Multi Purpose Tray

    • Envelopes should be loaded face up with top edge to the left and short edge into the printer. • Do not exceed the paper capacity of about 50 sheets or 10 envelopes. Maximum stacking depth is 10mm.

  • Page 21: Printer Settings In Windows, Printer Driver Settings, Setup Tab

    35) provide access to many options. The Windows printer driver also contains settings for many of these items. Where items in the printer driver are the same as those in the menus, and you print documents from Windows, the settings in the Windows printer driver will override those items in the menus.

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    When you click Properties a new window opens which contains a short list of the printer settings available in the driver, which you can choose for this document. The settings available from within your application are only those which you may want to change for specific applications or documents.

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    The output resolution of the printed page can be set as follows. • The highest quality setting prints at 1200 x 600dpi. This option requires the most printer memory and takes the longest to print. • The normal setting prints at 600 x 600dpi and is adequate for all but the most discerning applications.

  • Page 24: Colour Tab

    OLOUR TAB Control over the colour output of your printer may be performed automatically, or for advanced control, by manual adjustment. The automatic setting will be appropriate in most cases. The other options in this window only become visible when you select a choice other than Auto.

  • Page 25: General Tab

    Windows applications, and will be remembered from one Windows session to the next. ENERAL TAB This area lists some of the main features of your printer. This button opens the same windows as described earlier for items which can be set from within application programs.

  • Page 26: Advanced Tab

    DVANCED TAB You can specify which times of day your printer will be available. Indicates current priority, from 1 (lowest) to 99 (highest). Highest priority documents will print first. Specifies that documents should be spooled (stored in a special print file) before being printed. The document is then printed in the background, allowing your application program to become available more quickly.

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    Mismatched documents in the queue will not prevent correctly matched documents from printing. Specifies that the spooler should favour documents which...

  • Page 28: Colour Printing, Factors That Affect The Appearance Of Prints

    ACTORS THAT AFFECT THE APPEARANCE OF PRINTS If you wish to manually adjust the colour settings in your printer driver, please be aware that colour reproduction is a complex topic, and there are many factors to take into consideration.

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    Printer driver colour settings The driver settings for Manual colour can change the appearance of a print. There are several options available to help match the printed colours with those displayed on screen.

  • Page 30: Tips For Printing In Colour, Printing Photographic Images, Print

    Use the Monitor (9300k) setting. This may help if you are having problems with specific colours from applications such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Powerpoint. RINTING SPECIFIC COLOURS There are 2 utilities on your printer driver CD-ROM that can help match specific colours: Colour Correct Utility Colour Swatch Utility...

  • Page 31: Accessing The Colour Matching Options

    CCESSING THE COLOUR MATCHING OPTIONS The Colour Matching options in the printer driver can be used to help match your printed colours to the ones displayed on your monitor or from some other source, such as a digital camera. To open colour matching options...

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    Your results will vary depending on the subject and the conditions under which the photograph was taken. sRGB The printer will try to reproduce the sRGB colour space. This may be useful if colour matching from an sRGB input device such as a scanner or digital camera.

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    The Colour Swatch function prints charts which contain a range of sample colours. Note that this is not the full range of colours that the printer can produce. Listed on each sample colour are the corresponding RGB (Red, Green, Blue) values. This can be used to pick specific colours in applications that allow you to choose your own RGB values.

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    SING THE OLOUR The Oki Colour Correct Utility is provided on your printer driver CD-ROM. You must install it separately since it is not installed along with the printer driver. The Colour Correct utility has the following features: > Microsoft Office palette colours can be individually adjusted.

  • Page 35: The Status Monitor, Using The Status Monitor

    Status Monitor. Viewing the status of the printer, and viewing or changing the printer menu settings are carried out as follows: Click on [Start], [All Programs] and select Okidata|OKI C3200|Printer Name Status Monitor. The current printer status is shown.

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    Click on the window maximise button and the view will expand to include the Printer State, Printer Setup and Preferences tabs. RINTER TATE TAB This tab is visible by default on opening the Status Monitor and displays detailed information about the status of the printer.

  • Page 37: Printer Setup Tab

    Click the Save button to save the new setting or the Undo button to undo the change. Use File|Exit to return to the Printer Setup Tab. Administrator Settings This tab is intended to be used only by designated staff.

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    Click the Save button to save the new setting or the Undo button to undo the change. Use File|Exit to return to the Printer Setup Tab. NOTE You can access the printer menu settings window direct by clicking [Start], [All Programs] and selecting Okidata|OKI C3200|Printer Name Printer Settings.

  • Page 39: Preferences Tab

    REFERENCES TAB Selecting this tab provides the means to choose the information displayed by the Status Monitor and how/when the Status Monitor appears. The default Alert view setting (Pop up on alerts) ensures that the Status Monitor pops up to inform you of a condition that requires your attention e.g.

  • Page 40: Information Menu, Print Menu

    RINTER FUNCTIONS The printer settings made from the Status Monitor can be seen collectively on a printed Menu Map (or Status Page). (For details of how to print such a map, see the next section.) It should be noted that many of these settings can be, and often are, overridden by settings made in the printer drivers.

  • Page 41: Media Menu

    If this function is not enabled, the printer will stop and request the correct size of paper to be loaded. Determines whether the printer checks the size of paper loaded matches that required for the document sent to print.

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    Selects the type of media to be fed from the multi purpose tray so that the printer can adjust its internal parameters to better accommodate the selected type of media. Usertype 1 – 5 will be displayed only when registered from the host PC.

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    MEDIA MENU ITEM SETTINGS MEDIUM (75- MEDIAWEIGHT 90g/m²) HEAVY (91-120g/ m²) ULTRA HEAVY (121-203g/m²) UNIT OF MILLIMETRE MEASURE INCH X-DIMENSION 64-210-216 MILLIMETRE Y-DIMENSION 148-297-1200 MILLIMETRE EXPLANATION Selects the media weight to be fed from the multi purpose tray. Selects the unit of measure for the next two items.

  • Page 44: Colour Menu

    OLOUR MENU The printer automatically adjusts colour balance and density at appropriate intervals, optimising the printed output for bright white paper viewed in natural daylight conditions. The items on this menu provide a means of changing the default settings for special or particularly difficult print jobs.

  • Page 45: System Configuration Menu

    YSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU This menu adjusts general printer settings to suit the way you prefer to work. SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU ITEMS SETTINGS POW SAVE TIME 5 MIN 15 MIN 30 MIN 60 MIN 240 MIN CLEARABLE WARNING MANUAL TIMEOUT 30 SEC...

  • Page 46: Usb Menu

    German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Greek MENU This menu controls the operation of the printer’s USB data interface. USB MENU ITEM SETTINGS SOFT RESET ENABLE / DISABLE SPEED 12MBPS 480MBPS SERIAL NUMBER ENABLE /...

  • Page 47: Memory Menu

    EMORY MENU This menu determines how printer memory is used. MEMORY MENU ITEM SETTINGS RECEIVE AUTO, 0.5MB, BUFFER SIZE FLASH EXECUTE INITIALIZE YSTEM ADJUSTMENT MENU This menu provides fine adjustment of image position on the printed page in steps of 0.25mm.

  • Page 48: Maintenance Menu

    AINTENANCE MENU This menu provides access to various printer maintenance functions. MAINTENANCE MENU ITEM SETTINGS MENU RESET EXECUTE SAVE MENU EXECUTE POWER SAVE ENABLE / DISABLE PAPER BLACK –2~0~+2 PAPER COLOUR –2~0~+2 TRANSPR –2~0~+2 BLACK SET TRANSPR –2~0~+2 COLOUR SET EXPLANATION Resets menus to default settings.

  • Page 49: Usage Menu

    SAGE MENU This menu is for information only, and provides an indication of total usage of the printer and the expected life left in its consumable items. This is particularly useful if you do not have a full set of replacement consumables to hand and you need to know how soon you will need them.

  • Page 50: Printing Settings, Changing The Display Language

    Click on the Printer Settings button on the Printer Setup tab. Click on the Information menu and then select Print Menu Map. Click on the Execute button to print a Menu Map of printer settings. NOTE A menu map of printer settings can also be printed from the Status Panel by holding down the ON LINE button for 2 seconds.

  • Page 51: Replacing Consumable Items

    2.5% there is sufficient toner for 3,000 pages (standard capacity) or 6,000 pages (high capacity) in the cartridge. The printer is shipped with sufficient toner for 2,250 A4 pages in each print cartridge of which 1,500 A4 pages worth of toner is used to charge each image drum.

  • Page 52: Consumable Order Details

    Average life: 20% pages at continuous print, 50% pages at 3 pages per job and 30% pages at 1 page per job. Only use genuine Oki Original consumables to ensure the best quality and performance from your hardware. Non Oki Original products may damage your printer's performance and invalidate your warranty.

  • Page 53: Toner Cartridge Replacement

    To avoid toner wastage and possible toner sensor errors, do not change the- toner cartridge(s) until “TONER EMPTY” is displayed. The toner used in this printer is a very fine dry powder. It is contained in four cartridges: one each for cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

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    Press the cover release and open the printer’s top cover fully. If the printer has been powered on, the fuser may be hot. This area is clearly labelled. Do not touch. Note the positions of the four cartridges. 1. Cyan cartridge 3.

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    (upright) position (1). If you are replacing any other toner cartridge (lever...

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    Do not touch it and do not expose it to normal room light for more than 5 minutes. If the drum unit needs to be out of the printer for longer than this, please wrap the cartridge inside a black plastic bag to keep it away from light.

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    Holding the cartridge by its top centre with the coloured lever to the right, lower it into the printer over the image drum unit from which the old cartridge was removed. Insert the left end of the cartridge into the top of the...

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    Pressing gently down on the cartridge to ensure that it is firmly seated, push the coloured lever (1) towards the rear of the printer. This will lock the cartridge into place and release toner into the image drum unit. Finally, close the top cover and press down firmly at both sides so that the cover latches closed.

  • Page 59: Image Drum Replacement

    MAGE DRUM REPLACEMENT Switch off the printer and allow the fuser to cool for about 10 minutes before opening the cover. Static sensitive devices, handle with care. The printer contains four image drums: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. Press the cover release and open the printer’s top cover fully.

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    Note the positions of the four cartridges. 1. Cyan cartridge 3. Yellow cartridge Holding it by its top centre, lift the image drum, complete with its toner cartridge, up and out of the printer. Replacing consumable items> 60 2. Magenta cartridge 4. Black cartridge...

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    Do not touch it and do not expose it to normal room light for more than 5 minutes. If the drum unit needs to be out of the printer for longer than this, please wrap the cartridge inside a black plastic bag to keep it away from light.

  • Page 62: Replacing The Belt Unit

    NOTE If you need to return or transport your printer for any reason, please make sure you remove the image drum unit beforehand and place in the bag provided. This is to avoid toner spillage.

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    3. Yellow cartridge Lift each of the image drum units, starting from the rear, out of the printer and place them in a safe place away from direct sources of heat and light. The green image drum surface at the base of each cartridge is very delicate and light sensitive.

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    Locate the drive gear into the gear inside the printer by the rear left corner of the unit, and lower the belt unit flat inside the printer. Turn the two fasteners (5) 90° to the right until they lock.

  • Page 65: Fuser Replacement

    USER REPLACEMENT The fuser is located inside the printer just behind the four image drum units. If the printer has recently been powered on, some fuser components will be very hot. Handle the fuser with extreme care, holding it only by its handle, which will only be mildly warm to the touch.

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    Holding the fuser by its handle (1), lift the fuser straight up and out of the printer. If the fuser is still warm, place it on a flat surface which will not be damaged by heat.

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    Lower the fuser into the printer, locating the two lugs (3) into their slots in the metal partition which separates the fuser area from the image drums. Push the two retaining levers (2) towards the rear of the printer to lock the fuser in place.

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    Clean the LED head when printing does not come out clearly, has white lines or when text is blurred. Switch off the printer and open the top cover. Gently wipe the LED head surface with LED lens cleaner or soft tissue.

  • Page 69: Installing Additional Memory, Order Codes, Memory Upgrade

    64MB RAM – 01110301 > 256MB RAM – 01110302 EMORY UPGRADE The basic printer model comes equipped with 32MB of main memory. This can be upgraded with an additional memory board containing 64MB or 256MB, giving a maximum total memory capacity of 288MB.

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    Remove the screw securing the right-hand side cover. Lift the edge of the side cover slightly at the two points shown, and pull the cover away from the printer at the top. Lift the cover slightly to detach it from the printer.

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    Identify the locking clips (2) at each end of the RAM expansion slot (1). Push the clips outward and back into the printer. The board will pop out slightly. Grip the board firmly by its short edges and pull it out of the slot.

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    Close the top of the side cover up to the printer and refit the securing screw removed in step 4. Close the front cover and close the top cover, pressing down firmly at each side to latch it closed. Reconnect the AC power cable and switch the printer on.

  • Page 73: Clearing Paper Jams

    These must also be removed in order to clear the jam fully and restore normal operation. If a sheet is well advanced out of the top of the printer, simply grip it and pull gently to draw it fully out. If it does not remove easily, do not use excessive force.

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    It will be necessary to remove the four image drums to gain access to the paper path. Holding it by its top centre, lift the cyan image drum, complete with its toner cartridge, up and out of the printer. 2. Magenta cartridge 4. Black cartridge Clearing paper jams> 74...

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    Repeat this removal procedure for each of the remaining image drum units. Look into the printer to check whether any sheets of paper are visible on any part of the belt unit. • To remove a sheet with its leading edge at the front of...

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    If the sheet is well advanced into the fuser (only a short length is still visible), do not attempt to pull it back. Follow the next step to remove it from the rear of the printer. Clearing paper jams> 76...

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    1. Cyan cartridge 3. Yellow cartridge • Holding the complete assembly by its top centre, lower it into place in the printer, locating the pegs at each end into their slots in the sides of the printer cavity. 2. Magenta cartridge 4.

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    Lower the top cover but do not press down to latch it closed yet. This will protect the drums from excessive exposure to room lighting while you check the remaining areas for jammed sheets. Open the rear exit tray (5) and check for a sheet of paper in the rear path area (6).

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    Lift the front cover release and pull open the front cover. Check inside the cover for sheets in this area and remove any that you find, then close the cover. Clearing paper jams> 79...

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    When the jam has been cleared, if Jam Recovery is set to ON in the System Configuration Menu, the printer will attempt to reprint any pages lost due to paper jams. Clearing paper jams> 80...

  • Page 81: Specifications

    75 ~ 203g/m² in multi purpose tray Paper output 250 sheets in face down (top) stacker @ 80g/m² 100 sheets in face up (rear) stacker @ 80g/m² Printer life 420,000 pages or 5 years Duty cycle 35,000 pages per month max.

  • Page 82: System Adjustment Menu, Index

    NDEX Advanced features enabling or disabling... 27 Belt how to replace ... 62 life expectancy... 51 Black printing glossy or matte... 24 Business cards recommended type ... 14 Changing display language... 50 Colour matching choosing image source... 32 general advice ... 28 general settings ...

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    Preferences Menu ... 39 Print order face down stacker ... 19 face up stacker ... 19 Print settings how to save... 22 Printer default settings Windows defaults ... 25 Printing adjusting image position ... 47 Priority print queue priority ... 26 Resolution setting in Windows ...

  • Page 84: Oki Contact Details

    E-mail: tech.support@oki.ie Oki Data Corporation 4-11-22 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8551, Japan Tel:(81) 3 5445 6158 Fax:(81) 3 5445 6189 http://www.okidata.co.jp Oki Data (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 78 Shenton Way, #09-01, Singapore 079120 Tel:(65) 221 3722 Fax:(65)421 1688 http://www.okidata.com.sg Oki Systems (Thailand) Ltd.

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    OKI Europe Limited Central House Balfour Road, Hounslow TW3 1HY, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 8219 2190 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8219 2199 www.okiprintingsolutions.com 07064801 iss.02...

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