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Mono Laser Printer
User's Guide
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ML-1640 Series
ML-2240 Series

Summary of Contents

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    Mono Laser Printer User’s Guide imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing a Samsung product. To receive a more complete service, please register your product at www.samsung.com/global/register ML-1640 Series ML-2240 Series...

  • Page 2: Features Of Your New Laser Product

    features of your new laser product Your new machine is equipped with a number of special features that improve the quality of the documents you print. With the machine, you can: SPECIAL FEATURES Print with excellent quality and speed • You can print with a resolution of up to 1200*600 dpi.

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    FEATURES BY MODELS The machine is designed to support all of your document needs. Basic features of this machine include; FEATURES USB 2.0 Full speed Duplex (2-sided) printing (Manual) ( : Included) ABOUT THIS USER’S GUIDE This user’s guide provides information about basic understanding of the machine as well as detailed explanation on each step during the actual usage. Both novice users and professional users can refer to this guide for installing and using the machine.

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    Help from the printer properties dialog box. Samsung website If you have Internet access, you can get help, support, printer drivers, manuals, and order information from the Samsung website, www.samsungprinter.com. 4_Features of your new laser product...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    safety information IMPORTANT SAFETY SYMBOLS AND PRECAUTIONS What the icons and signs in this user’s guide mean: Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal injury or death. WARNING Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal injury or property damage. CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your laser MFP, follow these basic safety precautions:...

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    LASER SAFETY STATEMENT The printer is certified in the U.S. to conform to the requirements of DHHS 21 CFR, chapter 1 Subchapter J for Class I(1) laser products, and elsewhere is certified as a Class I laser product conforming to the requirements of IEC 825.

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    If you need additional information about ozone, request your nearest Samsung dealer. POWER SAVER This printer contains advanced energy conservation technology that reduces power consumption when it is not in active use. When the printer does not receive data for an extended period of time, power consumption is automatically lowered.

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    DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY (EUROPEAN COUNTRIES) Approvals and Certifications The CE marking applied to this product symbolizes Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Declaration of Conformity with the following applicable 93/ 68/EEC Directives of the European Union as of the dates indicated: January 1, 1995: Council Directive 73/23/EEC Approximation of the laws of the member states related to low voltage equipment.

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    Safety information_9...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Printer overview Front view Rear view Control panel overview Understanding the control panel On-Line/Error LED Cancel button Supplied software Printer driver features Printer driver GETTING STARTED Setting up the hardware Printing a demo page System requirements Windows Macintosh Installing the software...

  • Page 11: Contents

    ORDERING SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES CONTACT SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE Common Windows problems Common Linux problems Common Macintosh problems Supply Maintenance parts How to purchase SPECIFICATIONS ML-1640 Series specifications ML-2240 Series Specifications GLOSSARY INDEX Contents_11...

  • Page 12: Front View, Rear View

    Output support Control panel Front cover handle Front cover Paper input tray Toner cartridge 12 _Introduction • Supplied software • Printer driver features Manual tray ‘ Rear guides Paper cover Side guides a. ML-2240 only. Rear view USB port Power switch...

  • Page 13: Control Panel Overview

    CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW Shows the status of your machine. (See "Understanding the control panel" on page 14 for more information.) On-Line/Error LED Toner LED Shows the status of the toner cartridge. (See "Understanding the control panel" on page 14 for more information.) Cancel Stops an operation at any time and there are more functions.

  • Page 14: Understanding The Control Panel, On-line/error Led, Cancel Button

    UNDERSTANDING THE CONTROL PANEL The color of the On-Line/Error LED and toner LED indicates the machine's current status. On-Line/Error LED STATUS DESCRIPTION Green The machine is warming up or ready to receive the data. Blinking The machine is printing data. •...

  • Page 15: Supplied Software, Printer Driver Features, Printer Driver

    SUPPLIED SOFTWARE You must install the printer software using the supplied CD after you have set up your machine and connected it to your computer. CD provides you with the following software. CONTENTS Printer Windows • Printer driver: Use this driver to take full software CD advantage of your printer’s features.

  • Page 16: Printing A Demo Page, System Requirements, Windows

    getting started This chapter gives you step-by-step instructions for setting up the machine. This chapter includes: • Setting up the hardware • Printing a demo page SETTING UP THE HARDWARE This section shows the steps to set up the hardware which is explained in the Quick Install Guide.

  • Page 17: Macintosh, Installing The Software

    FREE The following procedure is based on the Windows XP operating system. The procedure and popup window which appear during the installation may differ depending on the operating system, the printer SPACE feature, or the interface in use. 1 GB 1.

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    4. Select Typical, and then click Next. 5. After the installation is finished, a window appears asking you to print a test page and to register yourself as a user of Samsung machines in order to receive information from Samsung. If you desire, select the corresponding checkbox(es) and click Finish.

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    Some print media may meet all of the guidelines in this section and still not produce satisfactory results. This may be the result of improper handling, unacceptable temperature and humidity levels, or other variables over which Samsung has no control. • Before purchasing large quantities of print media, ensure that it meets the requirements specified in this user’s guide.

  • Page 20: Specifications On Print Media

    Specifications on print media TYPE SIZE Plain paper Letter Legal Folio Oficio JIS B5 ISO B5 Executive Envelope Monarch No. 10 Thick paper Refer to the Plain paper section Letter, A4 Labels Transparency Letter, A4 Card stock Post card Minimum size (custom) Maximum size (custom) a.

  • Page 21: Guidelines For Special Print Media

    Guidelines for special print media MEDIA TYPE GUIDELINES Envelopes • Successful printing on envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. When selecting envelopes, consider the following factors: - Weight: The weight of the envelope paper should not exceed 90 g/m - Construction: Prior to printing, envelopes should lie flat with less than 6 mm curl, and should not contain air.

  • Page 22: Loading Paper, Loading Paper In The Tray

    During the fusing process, wet ink can come off preprinted paper, reducing print quality. Using photographic paper or coated paper may cause problems, requiring repairs. Such repairs are not covered by Samsung’s warranty or service agreements. 22 _Selecting and loading print media...

  • Page 23: Printing On Special Print Medias

    4. Pinch the rear guide to adjust for the paper length and pinch the side guide and slide it to the left flush against the paper. • Do not push the width guide far enough to cause the material to warp.

  • Page 24: Setting The Paper Size And Type

    4. When you print in application, start the print menu. 5. Open printer properties. 6. Press the Paper tab in printer properties, and select an appropriate paper type. If you want to use a label, set the paper type to Label.

  • Page 25: Canceling A Print Job

    For details about printing, see the Software section. CANCELING A PRINT JOB If the print job is waiting in a print queue or print spooler, such as the printer group in Windows, delete the job as follows: 1. Click the Windows Start menu.

  • Page 26: Cleaning The Outside, Cleaning The Inside

    maintenance This chapter provides information for maintaining your machine and the toner cartridge. This chapter includes: • Cleaning your machine • Maintaining the cartridge The illustrations of the machine are based on ML-2240 series. ML-1640 series does not have a manual tray. CLEANING YOUR MACHINE To maintain print quality, follow the cleaning procedures below each time the toner cartridge is replaced or if print quality problems occur.

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    5. With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe away any dust and spilled toner from the toner cartidge area and the toner cartridge cavity. To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than few minute. Cover it with a piece of paper, if necessary.

  • Page 28: Maintaining The Cartridge, Toner Cartridge Storage, Expected Cartridge Life, Redistributing Toner

    MAINTAINING THE CARTRIDGE Toner cartridge storage To get the most from the toner cartridge, keep the following guidelines in mind: • Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until ready for use. • Do not refill the toner cartridge. The machine warranty does not cover damage caused by using a refilled cartridge.

  • Page 29: Replacing The Toner Cartridge

    4. Reinsert the toner cartridge into the machine. Ensure that the toner cartridge snaps into place. 5. Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely closed. If it is not firmly closed, printing errors may occur when you print. REPLACING THE TONER CARTRIDGE When the toner LED lights red, it means the machine cartidge is totally exhausted.

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    4. Holding both handles on the toner cartridge, thoroughly rock it from side to side to evenly distribute the toner. If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash it in cold water. Hot water sets toner into fabric. •...

  • Page 31: Clearing Paper Jams, In The Paper Exit Area

    troubleshooting This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you encounter an error. This chapter includes: • Tips for avoiding paper jams • Clearing paper jams The illustrations of the machine are based on ML-2240 series. ML-1640 series does not have a manual tray. TIPS FOR AVOIDING PAPER JAMS By selecting the correct media types, most paper jams can be avoided.

  • Page 32: In The Paper Feed Area

    2. Open the top cover and the inner cover. • When removing the jammed paper, be careful not to touch the heat roller (located underneath the inner cover). It is hot and could cause burns! • The top and inner cover themselves may also be hot due to the heat roller.

  • Page 33: Around The Toner Cartridge, Solving Other Problems, Paper Feeding

    Around the toner cartridge 1. Open the front cover. 2. Pull the toner cartridge out and remove it from the machine. • Do not touch the green surface (or sky blue), the OPC drum, with your hands or any other material. Use the handle on the cartidge to avoid touching this area.

  • Page 34: Printing Problems

    Check the does not print. power switch and the power source. The machine is not Select Samsung ML-2240 selected as the Series as your default printer default printer. in your Windows. • Check the machine for the following: •...

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    Or, ensure that the paper size in the printer driver settings matches the paper selection in the software application settings you use. The machine The printer cable is Disconnect the printer cable loose or defective.

  • Page 36: Printing Quality Problems

    Try a different kind or brand of paper. • Change the printer option and try again. Go to printer properties, click Paper tab, and set type to Thick. Refer to the Software section for details.

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    • If background scatter covers the entire surface area of a printed page, adjust the print resolution through your software application or the printer properties. Misformed • If characters are improperly formed and characters producing hollow images, the paper stock may be too slick.

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    Turn over the stack of paper in the tray. Also try rotating the paper 180° in the tray. • Change the printer option and try again. Go to printer properties, click Paper tab, and set type to Thin. Refer to the Software section for details.

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    Common Macintosh problems CONDITION SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS The machine does not Incompatibility between the PDF file and the Acrobat products: print PDF file correctly. Printing the PDF file as an image may Some parts of graphics, solve this problem. Turn on Print As text, or illustrations are Image from the Acrobat printing options.

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    HOW TO PURCHASE To order Samsung-authorized supplies or accessories, contact your local Samsung dealer or the retailer where you purchased your machine, or visit www.samsungprinter.com information on calling for technical support. ITEMS YIELD (AVERAGE) Approx.

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    From ready: Less than 10 seconds time • From coldboot: Less than 36 seconds Print Max. 1,200 x 600 dpi effective output resolution Printer language • Windows: 2000/XP/2003/Vista • Linux: RedHat 8.0~9.0, Mandrake 9.2~10.1, SuSE compatibility 8.2~9.2, Fedra Core 1~4, Ubuntu 6.0 •...

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    From ready: Less than 10 seconds time • From coldboot: Less than 25 seconds Print Max. 1,200 x 600 dpi effective output resolution Printer language • Windows: 2000/XP/2003/Vista • Linux: RedHat 8.0~9.0, Mandrake 9.2~10.1, SuSE compatibility 8.2~9.2, Fedra Core 1~4, Ubuntu 6.0 •...

  • Page 43: Glossary

    Default The value or setting that is in effect when taking a printer out of its box state, reset, or initialized. DHCP A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client-server networking protocol.

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    (such as the Internet or an intranet). Fuser Unit The part of a laser printer that melts the toner onto the print media. It consists of a hot roller and a back-up roller. After toner is transferred onto the paper, the fuser unit applies heat and pressure to ensure that the toner stays on the paper permanently, which is why paper is warm when it comes out of a laser printer.

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    Today NetWare supports TCP/IP as well as IPX/SPX. Organic Photo Conductor (OPC) is a mechanism that makes a virtual image for print using a laser beam emitted from a laser printer, and it is usually green or gray colored and a cylinder shaped.

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    Toner Cartridge A kind of bottle within a machine like printer which contains toner. Toner is a powder used in laser printers and photocopiers, which forms the text and images on the printed paper. Toner can be melted by the heat of the fuser, causing it to bind to the fibers in the paper.

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    index Cancel button cleaning inside 26 outside 26 control panel demo page, print driver installation 17 tips for avoiding paper jams 31 Linux problems Maintenance maintenance parts 40 toner cartridge 28 paper clearing jam 31 loading in the tray1 22 printing special materials 23 paper type setting 24...

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    SAMSUNG worldwide If you have any comments or questions regarding Samsung products, contact the Samsung customer care center. COUNTRY CUSTOMER CARE CENTER ARGENTINE 0800-333-3733 AUSTRALIA 1300 362 603 AUSTRIA 0800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) BELGIUM 0032 (0)2 201 24 18 BRAZIL 0800-124-421...

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    444 77 11 U.A.E 800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) 8000-4726 0845 SAMSUNG (726-7864) U.S.A. 1-800-SAMSUNG (726-7864) UKRAINE 8-800-502-0000 UZBEKISTAN 8-10-800-500-55-500 VENEZUELA 0-800-100-5303 VIETNAM 1 800 588 889 WEB SITE www.samsung.com/ch www.samsung.com www.samsung.com/th www.samsung.com/latin www.samsung.com www.samsung.com www.samsung.com www.samsung.com/us www.samsung.com www.samsung.com.uz www.samsung.com/latin www.samsung.com Contact SAMSUNG worldwide_ 49...

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    This user’s guide is provided for information purposes only. All information included herein is subject to change without notice. Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any direct or indirect damages, arising from or related to use of this user’s guide.

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    Samsung Printer Software section...

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    OFTWARE SECTION ONTENTS NSTALLING Chapter 1: Installing Printer Software ... 4 Reinstalling Printer Software ... 6 Removing Printer Software ... 6 ASIC Chapter 2: Printing a Document ... 7 Printing to a file (PRN) ... 8 Printer Settings ... 8 Layout Tab ...

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    Using the Unified Driver Configurator ... 23 Opening the Unified Driver Configurator ... 23 Printers Configuration ... 23 Ports Configuration ... 24 Configuring Printer Properties ... 24 Printing a Document ... 25 Printing from Applications ... 25 Printing Files ... 25...

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    Setting Up the Printer ... 27 Printing ... 28 Printing a Document ... 28 Changing Printer Settings ... 28 Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper ... 29...

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    All applications should be closed on your PC before beginning installation. A local printer is a printer directly attached to your computer using the printer cable supplied with your printer, such as a USB or parallel cable. You can install the printer software using the typical or custom method.

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    If the test page prints out correctly, click Yes. If not, click No to reprint it. To register yourself as a user of Samsung Printers in order to receive information from Samsung, select the checkbox and click Finish. You are now sent to the Samsung web site.

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    • After connecting the printer, click Next. • If you don’t want to connect the printer at this time, click Next, and No on the following screen. Then the installation will start and a test page will not be printed at the end of the installation.

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    Please refer to the OS Compatibility section of Printer Specifications in your Printer User’s Guide. • If you need to know the exact name of your printer, you can check the supplied CD-ROM. • When you select an option in printer properties, you may see...

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    Select the folder and assign a name of the file and then click OK. Printer Settings You can use the printer properties window, which allows you to access all of the printer options you need when using your printer. When the printer properties are displayed, you can review and change the settings needed for your print job.

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    Double-sided Printing Double-sided Printing allows you to print on both sides of paper. If this option does not appear, your printer does not have this feature. • For details, see “Printing on Both Sides of Paper” on page 15. Paper Tab Use the following options to set the basic paper handling specifications when you access the printer properties.

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    • On: Select this option to allow the printer to use less toner on each page. • Off: If you don’t need to save toner when printing a document, select this option.

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    If a paper jam occurs, the printer will reprint the last page sent from the computer after you have cleared the jam.

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    To use a saved setting, select the item from the Favorites drop down list. The printer is now set to print according to the Favorites setting you selected. To delete a Favorites item, select it from the list and click Delete.

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    User’s Guide may differ depending on the printer in use. However the composition of the printer properties window is similar. • If you need to know the exact name of your printer, you can check the supplied CD-ROM. This chapter includes: •...

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    Printing Booklets This printer feature allows you to print your document on both sides of the paper and arranges the pages so that the paper can be folded in half after printing to produce a booklet.

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    Click OK and print the document. : If your printer does not have a duplex unit, you should complete the printing job manually. The printer prints every other page of the document first. After printing the first side of your job, the Printing Tip window appears.

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    “DRAFT” or “CONFIDENTIAL” printed diagonally across the first page or all pages of a document. There are several predefined watermarks that come with the printer, and they can be modified, or you can add new ones to the list. Using an Existing Watermark To change the print settings from your software application, access printer properties.

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    Regards WORLD BEST print a letter with your company’s letterhead, you do not need to load preprinted letterhead paper in the printer. You need only tell the printer to print the letterhead overlay on your document. Creating a New Page Overlay To use a page overlay, you must create a new page overlay containing your logo or image.

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    Please refer to the OS Compatibility section of Printer Specifications in your Printer User’s Guide. • If you need to know the exact name of your printer, you can check the supplied CD-ROM. Setting Up a Host Computer Start Windows.

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    Programs or All Programs → your printer driver name → Smart Panel. OTES • If you have already installed more than one Samsung printer, first select the printer model you want in order to use the corresponding Smart Panel. Right-click (in Windows or Linux) or click (in Mac OS X) the Smart Panel icon and select your printer name.

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    Windows. • Launch Job Monitor when the job is saved in the printer: If you store print jobs on the printer’s hard disk, the computer opens the Job Monitor window in Windows. (Only for Windows network-supported printers with built-in hard disks.)

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    • Configuring Printer Properties • Printing a Document Getting Started The supplied CD-ROM provides you with Samsung’s Unified Linux Driver package for using your machine with a Linux computer. After the driver is installed on your Linux system, the driver package allows you to monitor a number of machine devices via fast ECP parallel ports and USB simultaneously.

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    When the installation is complete, click Finish. The installation program has added the Unified Driver Configurator desktop icon and Samsung Unified Driver group to the system menu for your convenience. If you have any difficulties, consult the onscreen help that is...

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    Printers configuration has the two tabs: Printers and Classes. Printers Tab You can see the current system’s printer configuration by clicking on the printer icon button on the left side of the Unified Driver Configurator window. Switches to Printer configuration.

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    • Refresh : Renews the classes list. • Add Class... : Allows you to add a new printer class. • Remove Class : Removes the selected printer class. Ports Configuration In this window, you can view the list of available ports, check the status of each port and release a port that is stalled in busy state when its owner is terminated for any reason.

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    To abort the current job, click Cancel. Printing Files You can print many different types of files on the Samsung machine device using the standard CUPS way - directly from the command line interface. The CUPS lpr utility allows you do that.

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    Double-click the MAC_Installer folder. Double-click the Installer icon. Enter the password and click OK. The Samsung Installer window opens. Click Continue. Select Easy Install and click Install. Easy Install is recommended for most users. All components necessary for printer operations will be installed.

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    Samsung in Printer Model and your printer name in Model Name. •For MAC OS 10.4, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Samsung in Print Using and your printer name in Model. •For MAC OS 10.5, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Select a driver to use...

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    • You can check your printer name in the supplied CD- ROM. Printing a Document When you print with a Macintosh, you need to check the printer software setting in each application you use. Follow these steps to print from a Macintosh.

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    To print a border around each page on the sheet, select the option you want from the Border drop-down list. Click Print, and the printer prints the selected number of pages on one side of each page. Using Your Printer with a Macintosh...

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    Linux driver, install 21 printer properties 24 printing 25 Macintosh driver install 26 uninstall 26 printing 28 setting up the printer 27 n-up printing Macintosh 29 Windows 13 orientation, print 25 Windows 9 overlay create 17 delete 17 print 17...

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    true-type option 10 software install Macintosh 26 Windows 4 reinstall Windows 6 system requirements Macintosh 26 uninstall Macintosh 26 Windows 6 status monitor, use 19 toner save, set 10 uninstall, software Macintosh 26 Windows 6 Uninstalling 22 watermark create 16 delete 16 edit 16 print 16...

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