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ML-1640 Series
ML-2240 Series
Mono Laser Printer
User's Guide
the possibilities
Thank you for purchasing a Samsung product.

Summary of Contents

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    ML-1640 Series ML-2240 Series Mono Laser Printer User’s Guide imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing a Samsung product.

  • 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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    Provides you with help information on printer driver properties and instructions for setting up the properties for printing. To access a Printer Driver Help printer driver help screen, click Help from the printer properties dialog box. If you have Internet access, you can get help, support, printer drivers, manuals, and order information from the Samsung website, Samsung website

  • 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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    13. Unplug the machine from the PC and AC wall outlet, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: • When any part of the power cord, plug, or connecting cable is damaged or frayed. • If liquid has been spilled into the machine. •...

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    During normal operation, this machine produces ozone. The ozone produced does not present a hazard to the operator. However, it is advisable that the machine be operated in a well ventilated area. If you need additional information about ozone, request your nearest Samsung dealer. RECYCLING Recycle or dispose of the packaging material for this product in an environmentally responsible manner.

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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: The declaration of conformity may be consulted at, go to Support > Download center and enter your printer name to browse the EuDoC.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Cleaning your machine Cleaning the outside Cleaning the inside Maintaining the cartridge Toner cartridge storage Handling instructions Use of non-Samsung and refilled toner cartridge Estimated cartridge life Redistributing toner Replacing the toner cartridge TROUBLESHOOTING Tips for avoiding paper jams Clearing paper jams...

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    ORDERING SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES 10_Contents Printing problems Printing quality problems 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...

  • Page 11: Front View, Rear View

    introduction These are the main components of your machine: This chapter includes: • Printer overview • Control panel overview • Understanding the control panel The illustrations of the machine are based on ML-2240 series. ML-1640 series does not have a manual tray. PRINTER OVERVIEW Front view Top cover...

  • Page 12: Control Panel Overview

    CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW Shows the status of your machine. (See "Understanding the control panel" on page 13 for more information.) On-Line/Error LED Shows the status of the toner cartridge. (See "Understanding the control panel" on page 13 for more information.) Toner LED Stops an operation at any time and there are more functions.

  • Page 13: Understanding The Control Panel, On-line/error Led, Cancel Button

    Samsung does not recommend using non-genuine Samsung toner cartridge such as refilled or remanufactured. Samsung cannot guarantee non-genuine Samsung toner cartridge's quality. Service or repair required as a result of using non-genuine Samsung toner cartridges will not be covered under the machine warranty. Cancel button...

  • Page 14: Supplied Software, Printer Driver Features, Printer Driver

    If you are a Windows or Macintosh OS, install the software from the supplied CD and if you are a Linux OS user, download the software from the Samsung website ( printer) and install. CONTENTS Windows •...

  • Page 15: Printing A Demo Page

    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 16: System Requirements, Windows, Macintosh

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Before you begin, ensure that your system meets the following requirements: Windows Your machine supports the following Windows operating systems. REQUIREMENT (RECOMMENDED) OPERATING SYSTEM Pentium II 400 MHz Windows (Pentium III 933 MHz) 2000 Pentium III 933 MHz Windows XP (Pentium IV 1 GHz) Pentium III 933 MHz...

  • Page 17: Installing The Software

    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 19: Specifications On Print Media

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

  • Page 20: Guidelines For Special Print Media

    Guidelines for special print media MEDIA TYPE GUIDELINES • Successful printing on envelopes depends upon the Envelopes 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 21: 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. LOADING PAPER Loading paper in the tray Load the print media you use for the majority of your print jobs in the tray.

  • Page 22: 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 23: Setting The Paper Size And Type

    3. Load the paper in the manual tray. (For ML-1640 Series, load paper in the paper input tray. Envelope Preprinted paper Label Card stock For printing on labels or cardstocks using the manual tray, feed one paper at a time. We recommend you to first fill the paper input tray with papers for smooth printing.

  • Page 24: Canceling A Print Job

    basic printing This chapter explains common printing tasks. This chapter includes: • Printing a document PRINTING A DOCUMENT Your machine allows you to print from various Windows, Macintosh, or Linux applications. The exact steps for printing a document may vary depending on the application you use.

  • Page 25: 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 27: Maintaining The Cartridge, Toner Cartridge Storage, Handling Instructions, Use Of Non-samsung And Refilled Toner Cartridge

    Use of non-Samsung and refilled toner cartridge Samsung Electronics does not recommend or approve the use of non- Samsung brand toner cartridges in your printer including generic, store brand, refilled, or remanufactured toner cartridges.

  • Page 28: Replacing The Toner Cartridge

    3. Gently shake the toner cartridge from side to side five or six times to redistribute 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.

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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 30: 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 31: 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 32: Around The Toner Cartridge, Solving Other Problems, Paper Feeding

    Around the toner cartridge 1. Open the front cover. For ML-2240 Series, if you have installed the dust cover, remove the dust cover before opening the front cover. 2. Pull the toner cartridge out and remove it from the machine. •...

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    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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    POSSIBLE CONDITION SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS CAUSE The paper source For many software The machine selection in the applications, the paper selects print printer properties source selection is found materials from may be incorrect. under the Paper tab within the wrong paper the printer properties.

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    Printing quality problems If the inside of the machine is dirty or paper has been loaded improperly, you may notice a reduction in print quality. See the table below to clear the problem. CONDITION SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS If a vertical white streak or faded area appears on Light or faded print the page: •...

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    CONDITION SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS Background scatter results from bits of toner Background scatter randomly distributed on the printed page. • The paper may be too damp. Try printing with a different batch of paper. Do not open packages of paper until necessary so that the paper does not absorb too much moisture.

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    CONDITION SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS If the printed paper is curled or paper does not feed Curl into the machine: • 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.

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    Common Macintosh problems CONDITION SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS Incompatibility between the PDF file and The machine does not 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 information on calling for technical support. ITEMS YIELD (AVERAGE) Approx.

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    specifications This chapter guides you about this machine’s specifications such as various features. This chapter include: • ML-1640 Series specifications ML-1640 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS ITEM DESCRIPTION Laser beam printing Printing method Up to 16 ppm (A4), 17 ppm (Letter) Printing speed •...

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    ML-2240 SERIES SPECIFICATIONS ITEM DESCRIPTION Laser beam printing Printing method Up to 22 ppm (A4), 23 ppm (Letter) Printing speed • From ready: Less than 8.5 seconds First print out • From coldboot: Less than 18 seconds time Max. 1,200 x 600 dpi effective output Print resolution Printer...

  • Page 42: Glossary

    glossary The following glossary helps you get familiar with the product by understanding the terminologies commonly used with printing as well as mentioned in this user's guide. An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is a mechanism that will automatically feed an original sheet of paper so that the machine can scan some amount of the paper at once.

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    An emulator duplicates the functions of one system with a different system, so that the second system behaves like the first system. Emulation focuses on exact reproduction of external behavior, which is in contrast to simulation, which concerns an abstract model of the system being simulated, often considering its internal state.

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    A Light-Emitting Diode (LED) is a semiconductor device that indicates the status of a machine. MAC address Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique identifier associated with a network adapter. MAC address is a unique 48-bit identifier usually written as 12 hexadecimal characters grouped in pairs (e. g., 00-00-0c- 34-11-4e).

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    Subnet Mask The subnet mask is used in conjunction with the network address to determine which part of the address is the network address and which part is the host address. TCP/IP The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP); the set of communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the Internet and most commercial networks run.

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    index Cancel button cleaning inside 25 outside 25 control panel demo page, print driver installation 17 tips for avoiding paper jams 30 Linux problems Maintenance maintenance parts 39 toner cartridge 27 paper clearing jam 30 loading in the tray1 21 printing special materials 22 paper type setting 23...

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    If you have any comments or questions regarding Samsung products, contact the Samsung customer care center. COUNTRY/REG CUSTOMER CARE CENTER 0800-333-3733 ARGENTINE 1300 362 603 AUSTRALIA 0810-SAMSUNG (7267864, AUSTRIA € 0.07/min) 810-800-500-55-500 BELARUS 02 201 2418 BELGIUM...

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    (726-7864) 1-800-SAMSUNG U.S.A (7267864) 8-800-502-0000 UKRAINE 8-10-800-500-55-500 UZBEKISTAN 0-800-100-5303 VENEZUELA 1 800 588 889 VIETNAM WEB SITE 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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    Editing a Watermark ... 16 Deleting a Watermark ... 16 Using Overlays ... 17 What is an Overlay? ... 17 Creating a New Page Overlay ... 17 Using a Page Overlay ... 17 Deleting a Page Overlay ... 17 HARING THE RINTER Chapter 4: Setting Up a Host Computer ...

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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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    Installing Printer Software in Windows This chapter includes: • Installing Printer Software • Reinstalling Printer Software • Removing Printer Software Installing Printer Software You can install the printer software for local printing. To install the printer software on the computer, perform the appropriate installation procedure depending on the printer in use.

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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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    Reinstalling Printer Software You can reinstall the software if installation fails. Start Windows. From the Start menu select Programs or All Programs → your printer driver name → Maintenance. Select Repair and click Next You will see a component list so that you can reinstall any item individually.

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    Basic Printing This chapter explains the printing options and common printing tasks in Windows. This chapter includes: • Printing a Document • Printing to a file (PRN) • Printer Settings - Layout Tab - Paper Tab - Graphics Tab - Extras Tab - About Tab - Printer Tab - Using a Favorite Setting...

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    Printing to a file (PRN) You will sometimes need to save the print data as a file for your purpose. To create a file: Check the Print to file box at the Print window. Select the folder and assign a name of the file and then click OK.

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    Layout Tab The Layout tab provides options to adjust how the document appears on the printed page. The Layout Options includes Multiple Pages per Side, Poster Printing and Booklet Printing. See “Printing a Document” on page 7 for more information on accessing printer properties. Paper Orientation Paper Orientation allows you to select the direction in which information is printed on a page.

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    Source Make sure that Source is set to the corresponding paper tray. Use Manual Feeder when printing on special materials like envelopes and transparencies. You have to load one sheet at a time into the Manual Tray or Multi-Purpose Tray. If the paper source is set to Auto Selection, the printer automatically picks up print material in the following tray order: Manual Tray or Multi-Purpose Tray, Tray n.

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    Advanced Options You can set advanced settings by clicking the Advanced Options button. • Print All Text To Black: When the Print All Text To Black option is checked, all text in your document prints solid black, regardless of the color it appears on the screen. •...

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    About Tab Use the About tab to display the copyright notice and the version number of the driver. If you have an Internet browser, you can connect to the Internet by clicking on the web site icon. See “Printing a Document” on page 7 for more information about accessing printer properties.

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    Advanced Printing This chapter explains printing options and advanced printing tasks. • Your printer driver Properties window that appears in this User’s Guide may differ depending on the printer in use. However the composition of the printer properties window is similar.

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    Printing Posters This feature allows you to print a single-page document onto 4, 9, or 16 sheets of paper, for the purpose of pasting the sheets together to form one poster-size document. To change the print settings from your software application, access printer properties.

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    Printing on Both Sides of Paper You can print on both sides of a sheet of paper. Before printing, decide how you want your document oriented. The options are: • None • , which is the conventional layout used in Long Edge book binding.

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    Using Watermarks The Watermark option allows you to print text over an existing document. For example, you may want to have large gray letters reading “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.

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    Using Overlays What is an Overlay? An overlay is text and/or images stored in the computer hard disk drive (HDD) as a special file format that can be printed on Dear ABC any document. Overlays are often used to take the place of preprinted forms and letterhead paper.

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    Sharing the Printer Locally You can connect the printer directly to a selected computer, which is called “host computer,” on the network. The following procedure is for Windows XP. For other Windows OS, refer to the corresponding Windows User's Guide or online help.

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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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    Opening the Troubleshooting Guide Using the troubleshooting guide, you can view solutions for error status problems. Right-click (in Windows or Linux) or click (in Mac OS X) the Smart Panel icon and select Troubleshooting Guide. Changing the Smart Panel Program Settings Right-click (in Windows or Linux) or click (in Mac OS X) the Smart Panel icon and select Options.

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    : You must log in as a super user (root) to install the printer software. If you are not a super user, ask your system administrator. From the Samsung website, download and unpack the Unified Linux Driver package to your computer. Click the...

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    : You must log in as a super user (root) to install the printer software. If you are not a super user, ask your system administrator. Click the Terminal screen appears, type in: [root@localhost root]#cd /opt/Samsung/mfp/uninstall/ [root@localhost uninstall]#./ Click Uninstall. Click Next. Click Finish.

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    Configurator Double-click Unified Driver Configurator on the desktop. You can also click the Startup Menu icon and select Samsung Unified Driver and then Unified Driver Configurator. Press each button on the Modules pane to switch to the corresponding configuration window.

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    Classes Tab The Classes tab shows a list of available printer classes. Shows all of the printer classes. Shows the status of the class and the number of printers in the class. • Refresh : Renews the classes list. • Add Class... : Allows you to add a new printer class. •...

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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 10.5~10.6, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Select a driver to use...

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    Printing OTES • The Macintosh printer’s properties window that appears in this User’s Guide may differ depending on the printer in use. However the composition of the printer properties window is similar. • You can check your printer name in the supplied CD- ROM.

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    Graphics The Graphics tab provides options for selecting Resolution(Quality) and Color Mode. Select Graphics form the Presets' drop-down list to access the graphic features. ▲ Mac OS 10.4 Resolution(Quality) • : You can select the printing resolution. The higher the setting, the sharper the clarity of printed characters and graphics.

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    OFTWARE SECTION NDEX advanced printing, use 13 booklet printing 14 document, print Macintosh 28 Windows 7 double-sided printing 15 Extras properties, set 11 favorites settings, use 12 Graphics properties, set 10 help, use 12 install printer driver Macintosh 26 Windows 4 Installing 21 installing Linux software 21...

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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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