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USER 'S GUIDE
DCP-115C
DCP-117C
DCP-120C
DCP-315CN

Summary of Contents

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    USER ’S GUIDE DCP-115C DCP-117C DCP-120C DCP-315CN...

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    Register your product on-line at http://www.brother.com/registration/ By registering your product with Brother, you will be recorded as the original owner of the product. ©1996-2005 Brother Industries, Ltd.

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    The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.

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    Do not carry the machine by holding the scanner cover. Most of the illustrations in this User’s Guide show the DCP-115C. Do not handle the plug with wet hands. Doing this might cause an electrical shock.

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    WARNING This product must be installed near an electrical socket that is easily accessible. In case of emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the electrical socket in order to shut off power completely. Caution To maintain the best print quality, we recommend that you use the On/Off key to turn off your machine.

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    Choosing a location Place your machine on a flat, stable surface that is free of vibration and shocks, such as a desk. Put the machine near a standard, grounded electrical socket. Select a location where the temperature remains between 10° and 35°C. Caution ■...

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    ‘Documentation’ section of the CD-ROM. Network is available only for DCP-315CN. To view Documentation (For Windows From the Start menu, select Brother, MFL Pro Suite DCP-XXXX (where XXXX is your model name) from the Programs Group, and then select User’s Guide.

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    Click the documentation you want to read. ■ Quick Setup Guide: Setup and Software Installation Instructions ■ User’s Guide (3 manuals): User’s Guide for stand-alone operations, Software User’s Guide and Network User’s Guide (DCP-315CN only) ■ ® PaperPort User’s Guide: Document Management Software How to find Scanning instructions There are several ways you can scan documents.

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    11-1 ® Presto! PageManager ■ Instructions for scanning directly from Presto! viii ® . Insert the Brother CD-ROM labelled (Mac OS ® X 10.2.4 or greater) ® X 10.2.4 or greater) on page 10-1 ® User’s Guide ®...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ... 1-1 Using this Guide ... 1-1 Finding information ... 1-1 Symbols used in this Guide ... 1-1 Control panel overview ... 1-2 Warning LED indications ... 1-4 Load documents ... 1-5 Using the ADF (automatic document feeder) (DCP-120C only) ...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Adjusting contrast ... 3-10 Colour enhancement ...3-11 Cropping ...3-12 Borderless... 3-13 Scan to Card (DCP-115C, DCP-120C and DCP-315CN only) ... 3-13 Changing the default quality ... 3-14 Changing the default black & white file format... 3-15 Changing the default colour file format ... 3-15 Understanding the Error Messages ...

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Paper is jammed inside the paper tray ... 6-4 Paper is jammed inside the machine ... 6-5 If you are having difficulty with your machine ... 6-7 How to change LCD language... 6-10 How to improve the LCD viewing ... 6-10 Setting the Beeper Volume...

  • Page 14: Introduction, Using This Guide, Finding Information, Symbols Used In This Guide, Index

    Introduction Using this Guide Thank you for buying a Brother Digital Copier/Printer (DCP). Your machine is simple to use, with LCD screen instructions to guide you through programming it. You can make the most of your machine by reading through this Guide.

  • Page 15: Control Panel Overview

    Control panel overview Copy keys (Temporary settings): Copy Options You can quickly and easily select temporary settings for copying. Enlarge/Reduce Lets you enlarge or reduce copies depending on the ratio you select. Copy Quality Use this key to temporarily change the quality for copying.

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    Stop/Exit Stops an operation or exits from the menu. Mono Start Lets you start making copies in black and white. Also, lets you start a scanning operation (in colour or black, depending on the scanning setting in the ControlCenter2 software). Colour Start Lets you start making copies in full colour.

  • Page 17: Warning Led Indications

    Warning LED indications The Warning LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights when there is a problem with your machine. You should check the LCD displays for more details about the problem. Machine status Ready Cover open Ink empty Paper error Others Description The machine is ready for use.

  • Page 18: Load Documents, Using The Adf (automatic Document Feeder Dcp-120c Only)

    Load documents You can make copies and scan from the ADF (automatic document feeder) or from the scanner glass. Using the ADF (automatic document feeder) (DCP-120C only) The ADF can hold up to 10 pages and feeds each sheet individually. Use standard (80 g/m putting them in the ADF.

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    Fan the pages well. Make sure you put the documents face down, top edge first in the ADF until you feel them touch the feed roller. Adjust the paper guides to fit the width of your documents. Unfold the ADF Document Output Support Flap. DO NOT pull on the document while it is feeding.

  • Page 20: Using The Scanner Glass

    Using the scanner glass You can use the scanner glass to copy or scan pages of a book or one page at a time. Documents can be up to 216 mm wide and 297 mm long. (DCP-120C only) To use the scanner glass, the ADF must be empty.

  • Page 21: About Paper, Recommended Paper

    The surface may not be completely dry and may stain your fingers. Recommended Paper To get the best print quality, we suggest using Brother paper. (See table below.) If Brother paper is not available in your country, we recommend testing various papers before purchasing large quantities.

  • Page 22: Handling And Using Special Paper

    Handling and using special paper ■ Store paper in its original packaging, and keep it sealed. Keep the paper flat and away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat. ■ The coated side of glossy paper is shiny. Avoid touching the shiny (coated) side.

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    INTRODUCTION 1 - 10...

  • Page 24: Paper Weight, Thickness And Capacity, Paper Capacity Of The Output Paper Tray

    Paper weight, thickness and capacity Paper Type Cut Paper Plain Paper Inkjet Paper Glossy Paper Cards Photo Card Index Card Post Card Envelopes Transparencies * Up to 50 sheets for Legal size paper (80 g/m * Up to 100 sheets of 80 g/m Paper capacity of the output paper tray Output Paper Up to 25 sheets of 80 g/m...

  • Page 25: Printable Area

    Printable area The figures below show the unprintable areas on cut sheet paper and envelopes. Cut Sheet Paper ■ unprintable area 1Top Cut Sheet 3 mm (0 mm)* Envelopes 12 mm When you set the Borderless feature to On. ■ Printable area depends on the Printer driver settings.

  • Page 26: How To Load Paper, Envelopes And Post Cards, To Load Paper Or Other Media

    How to load paper, envelopes and post cards To load paper or other media Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine and remove the output paper tray. Press and slide the paper side guide to fit the paper width. Paper Side Guide Pull out the paper support and unfold the paper support flap.

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    Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and mis-feeds. Gently insert the paper into the paper tray print side down and the leading edge (top of the paper) in first. Check that the paper is flat in the tray and below the maximum paper mark.

  • Page 28: To Load Envelopes

    To load envelopes ■ Use envelopes that weigh from 75-95 g/m ■ Some envelopes require margin settings in the application. Make sure you do a test print first. To prevent possible damage to the feeding mechanism, do not use the types of envelopes shown below. DO NOT USE ENVELOPES: ■...

  • Page 29: To Load Post Cards

    Insert the envelopes into the paper tray with the address side down and the leading edge (top of the envelopes) in first. Slide the paper side guide to fit the width of the envelopes. If you have problems when printing on envelopes, try the following suggestions: Open the envelope flap.

  • Page 30: Making Copies, Using The Machine As A Copier, Making A Single Copy, Making Multiple Copies

    Making copies Using the machine as a copier You can use your machine as a copier, making up to 99 copies at a time. Making a single copy Load your document. Mono Start Press To stop copying, press Making multiple copies Load your document.

  • Page 31: Using The Copy Keys

    Using the Copy keys When you want to quickly change the copy settings temporarily for the next copy, use the temporary Copy keys. You can use different combinations. Temporary Copy keys These settings are temporary, the machine returns to its default settings 60 seconds after it finishes copying.

  • Page 32: Increasing Copy Speed Or Quality

    Increasing copy speed or quality You can select the copy quality. The default setting is Normal. Copy Quality Press Load your document. Copy Quality Press (Fast, Normal or Best). Mono Start Press —OR— Press other temporary copy keys for more settings. 2 - 3 MAKING COPIES Recommended mode for ordinary Normal...

  • Page 33: Enlarging Or Reducing The Image Copied

    Enlarging or reducing the image copied You can select the following enlargement or reduction ratios. Custom(25-400%) allows you to enter a ratio from 25% to 400%. (25% to 200% for DCP-117C.) Enlarge/Reduce Press Custom(25-400%) 200% 198% 10x15cm→A4 186% 10x15cm→LTR 142% A5→A4 104% EXE→LTR 100% 97% LTR→A4...

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    Load your document. Enlarge/Reduce Press Press to select the enlargement or reduction ratio you want. Press —OR— You can select Custom(25-400%) and press (25% to 200% for DCP-117C.) Press to enter an enlargement or reduction ratio from 25% to 400%. Press Enlargement or reduction ratio can also be increased/decreased by holding down...

  • Page 35: Changing The Temporary Copy Settings

    Changing the temporary copy settings Copy Options Use the settings temporarily for the next copy. Press Copy Menu Selections Options Select & Set Paper Type Paper Size Brightness Stack/Sort (DCP-120C only) Page Layout After you select your settings by pressing Set temporarily and then returns to Menu selections.

  • Page 36: Setting Paper Type, Setting Paper Size

    Setting paper type If copying on paper other than plain paper, select the type of paper that you are using to get the best print quality. Load your document. Copy Options Press Press Press (Plain, Inkjet, Glossy or Transparency). Press Mono Start Press —OR—...

  • Page 37: Adjusting Brightness, Sorting Copies Using The Adf (dcp-120c Only)

    Adjusting brightness You can adjust the copy brightness to make copies darker or lighter. Load your document. Copy Options Press Press Press to make a lighter copy. —OR— Press to make a darker copy. Press Mono Start Press —OR— Press Sorting copies using the ADF (DCP-120C only) You can sort multiple the copies.

  • Page 38: Making N In 1 Copies Or A Poster (page Layout)

    ■ You can use the N in 1 copy feature with 100% copy size only. ■ (P) means Portrait and (L) means Landscape. ■ ADF is not available for DCP-115C, DCP-117C and DCP-315CN. Load your document. Copy Options Press Press Press 4 in 1 (P), 4 in 1 (L)or Poster(3 x 3).

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    If you are producing multiple colour copies, N in 1 copies are not available for DCP-315CN. ■ N in 1 colour copies are not available for DCP-115C, DCP-117C and DCP-120C. ■ For Poster copies, you cannot make more than one copy.

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    Poster (3x3) You can make a poster size copy of a photograph. For Poster copies, you cannot make more than one copy. 2 - 11 MAKING COPIES...

  • Page 41: Changing The Default Copy Settings, Setting Paper Type

    Changing the default copy settings You can save the copy settings you use most often by setting them as default. These settings will remain until you change them again. Setting Paper Type To get the best print quality, set the machine for the type of paper you are using.

  • Page 42: Setting Paper Size, Increasing Copy Speed Or Quality

    Setting Paper Size You can use five sizes of paper for printing your copies: Letter, Legal, A4, A5 and Photo Card (10x15cm). When you change the type of paper you load in the machine, you will need to change the setting for Paper Size at the same time so your machine can fit the copy on the page.

  • Page 43: Adjusting Contrast, Adjusting Brightness

    Adjusting brightness Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press to make a lighter copy. —OR— Press to make a darker copy. Press Stop/Exit Press Adjusting contrast You can change the contrast to help an image look sharper and more vivid. Menu Press Press...

  • Page 44: Adjusting Colour Saturation

    Adjusting Colour saturation Colour Saturation can only be changed through the default setting. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press to increase the colour saturation. —OR— Press to decrease the colour saturation. Press Return to Step 4 to select the next colour. —OR—...

  • Page 45: Legal Limitations

    Legal limitations Colour reproductions of certain documents are illegal and may result in either criminal or civil liability. This memorandum is intended to be a guide rather than a complete listing of every possible prohibition. In case of doubt, we suggest that you check with relevant authorities as to any particular questionable documents.

  • Page 46: Walk-up Photocapture Center ™, Introduction

    Walk-Up PhotoCapture Center Introduction Even if your machine is not connected to your computer, you can print photos directly from your digital camera media. Your Brother machine includes media drives (slots) for use with popular digital camera media: CompactFlash ™...

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    PhotoCapture Center Your machine is designed to be compatible with modern digital camera image files and media cards; however, please read the points below to avoid errors: ■ The DPOF file on the media card must be in a valid format. (See DPOF printing on page 3-8.) ■...

  • Page 48: Getting Started

    Getting started Firmly insert the card into the appropriate slot. ™ SecureDigital ™ MultiMediaCard ® Memory Stick ™ Memory Stick Pro SmartMedia PhotoCapture key indications: ■ PhotoCapture light is ON, the media card is inserted properly. ■ PhotoCapture light is OFF, the media card is not properly inserted.

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    The steps below give a brief outline of the Direct Printing feature. Please see the remaining pages of this chapter for more detailed instructions. Insert the media card firmly into the media drive (slot). When you insert your media card into the proper slot, the LCD shows: The media active message will be shown for 60 seconds and then disappear.

  • Page 50: Printing The Index (thumbnails)

    Printing the Index (Thumbnails) The PhotoCapture Center No.1, No.2, No.3, and so on). It does not recognize any other numbers or file names that your digital camera or PC have used to identify the pictures. You can print a thumbnail page (Index page with 6 or 5 images per line). This will show all the pictures on the media card.

  • Page 51: Printing Images

    Printing images Before you can print an individual image, you have to know the image number. Print the Index first. (See Printing the Index (Thumbnails) on page 3-5.) Make sure you have inserted the media card. PhotoCapture Press Press Print Images. Press If your media card contains valid DPOF information, the LCD shows DPOF Print:Yes, please go to DPOF printing on page...

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    Paper Type & Paper Size Press (Letter Glossy, 10x15cm Glossy, 13x18cm Glossy, A4 Glossy, Letter Plain, A4 Plain, Letter Inkjet, A4 Inkjet or 10x15cm Inkjet). Press If you selected A4 or Letter, go to Step 7. If you selected another size, go to Step 8. —OR—...

  • Page 53: Dpof Printing

    DPOF printing DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format. Major Digital Camera manufacturers (Canon Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. and Sony Corporation.) created this standard to make it easier to print images from a digital camera. If your digital camera supports DPOF printing, you will be able to select on the Digital Camera display the images and number of copies you want to print.

  • Page 54: Changing The Default Settings, Increasing Print Speed Or Quality, Setting Paper And Size

    Changing the default settings You can save the PhotoCapture Center by setting them as default. These settings will remain until you change them again. Increasing print speed or quality Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press Setting paper and size Menu Press Press...

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    Adjusting brightness Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press to make a lighter print. —OR— Press to make a darker print. Press Stop/Exit Press Adjusting contrast You can select the contrast setting. More contrast will make an image look sharper and more vivid. Menu Press Press...

  • Page 56: Colour Enhancement

    Colour enhancement You can turn on the colour enhancement feature to print more vivid images. Printing time will be slower. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press —OR— Select Off and press If you select On, you can customize the White Balance, Sharpness or Colour Density.

  • Page 57: Cropping

    Cropping If your photo is too long or wide to fit the available space on your selected layout, part of the image will be automatically cropped. The default setting is On. If you want to print the whole image, turn this setting to Off.

  • Page 58: Borderless, Scan To Card (dcp-115c, Dcp-120c And Dcp-315cn Only)

    Press Press Stop/Exit Press Scan to Card (DCP-115C, DCP-120C and DCP-315CN only) You can scan black and white and colour documents into a media card. Black and white documents will be stored in PDF (*.PDF) or TIFF file formats (*.TIF). Colour documents may be stored in PDF (*.PDF) or JPEG (*.JPG) file formats.

  • Page 59: Changing The Default Quality

    Do not take out the media card while to avoid damaging the card or data stored on the card. Load your document. Scan Press Press To change quality, press —OR— Mono Start Press changing any settings. Press To change the file type, press —OR—...

  • Page 60: Changing The Default Black & White File Format, Changing The Default Colour File Format

    Changing the default black & white file format Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press Changing the default colour file format Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press 3 - 15 WALK-UP PHOTOCAPTURE CENTER to select 2.PhotoCapture.

  • Page 61: Understanding The Error Messages, Using Photocapture Center ™ From Your Computer

    Understanding the Error Messages Once you are familiar with the types of errors that can occur while ™ you’re using the PhotoCapture Center , you can easily identify and troubleshoot any difficulties. When an error message appears on the LCD, the machine will beep to get your attention.

  • Page 62: Software And Network Features

    Software and Network features The User’s Guide on the CD-ROM includes the Software User’s Guide and Network User’s Guide for features available when connected to a computer (for example, Printing and Scanning). ■ Printing ® (For Windows , see Chapter 1 in the Software User’s Guide on the CD-ROM.) ®...

  • Page 63: Important Information, For Your Safety, Lan Connection (dcp-315cn Only)

    The purpose of the International E Program is to NERGY promote the development and popularization of energy-efficient office equipment. TAR ® As an E Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined NERGY TAR ® that this product meets the E guidelines for energy NERGY efficiency.

  • Page 64: Eu Directive 2002/96/ec And En50419, Important Safety Instructions

    EU Directive 2002/96/EC and EN50419 (European Union only) The equipment is marked with the above recycling symbol. It means that at the end of the life of the equipment you must dispose of it separately at an appropriate collection point and not place it in the normal domestic unsorted waste stream.

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    This product should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, call your dealer or local power company. Use only the power cord supplied with this machine. This product is equipped with a 3-wire grounded plug, a plug having a third (grounded) pin.

  • Page 66: Trademarks

    Trademarks The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Multi-Function Link is a registered trademark of Brother International Corporation. © 2005 Brother Industries, Ltd. All rights reserved. Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft in the U.S.

  • Page 67: Troubleshooting And Routine Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Error Messages

    The most common error messages are shown below. You can correct most problems by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com...

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    ERROR MESSAGES ERROR CAUSE MESSAGE One or more of the ink cartridges are running Near Empty out of ink. An ink cartridge is not properly installed. No Cartridge The media card in the media drive does not No File contain a .JPG file. The machine is out of paper.

  • Page 69: Document Jams (dcp-120c Only), Document Is Jammed In The Top Of The Adf Unit

    Document jams (DCP-120C only) If the document is jammed, follow the steps below. Document is jammed in the top of the ADF unit Take out any paper from the ADF that is not jammed. Open the ADF cover. Pull the jammed document out to the right or left. Close the ADF cover.

  • Page 70: Printer Jam Or Paper Jam, Paper Is Jammed Inside The Paper Tray

    Printer jam or paper jam Remove the jammed paper depending on where it is jammed in the machine. Open and close the scanner cover to clear the error. Paper is jammed inside the paper tray Pull the paper tray out of the machine. Pull up the jammed paper to remove it.

  • Page 71: Paper Is Jammed Inside The Machine

    Paper is jammed inside the machine Remove the Jam Clear Cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the machine. Re-insert the Jam Clear Cover. If you can not pull out the jammed paper, lift the scanner cover from the right-hand side of the machine until it locks securely into the open position.

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    Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the scanner cover support and close the scanner cover. 6 - 6 TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...

  • Page 73: If You Are Having Difficulty With Your Machine

    If you are having difficulty with your machine If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the troubleshooting tips. The Brother Solutions Center offers latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at http://solutions.brother.com...

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    Sometimes you may see vertical streaks on copies. Clean the scanner. (See Cleaning the scanner on page 6-19.) Try using the scanner glass. (See Using the scanner glass on page 1-7.) Make sure the Brother TWAIN/WIA driver is selected as the primary ® source. In PaperPort , click Scan in the File menu and select the Brother TWAIN/WIA driver.

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    3. Enter any name, port number (54295 for network scanning and 54926 for PC-Fax receiving), select ‘UDP’ and click ’OK’. 4. Make sure if the new setting is added and is checked, and then click ‘OK’. ® XP SP1 users, please visit the Brother Solutions Center. ® user> ® users>...

  • Page 76: How To Change Lcd Language, How To Improve The Lcd Viewing, Setting The Beeper Volume

    How to change LCD language You can change the LCD language. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press How to improve the LCD viewing You can adjust the LCD contrast for a sharper and more vivid display. If you are having difficulty seeing the LCD from your position, try to change the contrast settings for improved viewing.

  • Page 77: How To Improve Print Quality, Cleaning The Print Head

    If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has not improved, call your Brother dealer for service. TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 6 - 11 to select Cleaning.

  • Page 78: Checking The Print Quality

    Checking the print quality If faded or streaked colours and text appears on your output, some of the nozzles may be clogged. You can check this by printing the Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the nozzle check pattern. Ink Management Press Press...

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    Quality Check Sheet. If the problem still exists, repeat the cleaning and test print procedures at least five times for the new ink cartridge. If ink is still missing, call your Brother dealer for service. Caution Do NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause permanent damage and may void the print head’s warranty.

  • Page 80: Checking The Printing Alignment

    Checking the printing alignment You should rarely need to adjust the printing alignment however, if after transporting the machine your printed text becomes blurred or images become faded then adjustment may need to be made. Ink Management Press Press Press Press Press Mono Start...

  • Page 81: Checking The Ink Volume

    Checking the ink volume You can check the ink that is left in the cartridge. Ink Management Press Press Ink Volume. Press Press The LCD shows the ink volume. Stop/Exit Press You can check the ink volume from your computer. (For Windows user’s see Status Monitor on page 1-3 in Software User’s Guide on the CD-ROM or for Macintosh users see Status Monitor on page 8-2 in Software User’s Guide on the CD-ROM.)

  • Page 82: Packing And Shipping The Machine

    Packing and shipping the machine Whenever you transport the machine, use the packing materials that came with your machine. If you do not pack the machine properly, you could void your warranty. Caution It is important to allow the machine to ‘park’ the print head after a print job.

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    Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the scanner cover support down and close the scanner cover. Unplug the machine from the electrical socket. Unplug the interface cable from the machine, if it is connected. Wrap the machine in the bag and place it in the original carton with the original packing material.

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    Pack the printed materials in the original carton as shown below. Do not pack the used ink cartridges in the carton. Close the carton. 6 - 18 TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...

  • Page 85: Routine Maintenance, Cleaning The Scanner

    Routine maintenance Cleaning the scanner Lift the document cover. Clean the scanner glass with isopropyl alcohol on a soft lint-free cloth. Document Cover Clean the glass strip under the film with isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free cloth. Glass Strip TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 6 - 19...

  • Page 86: Cleaning The Machine Printer Platen

    Cleaning the machine printer platen ■ Be careful not to touch the paper feed star wheels or encoder film. ■ Be sure to unplug the machine from the electrical socket before cleaning the printer platen. ■ If ink is scattered on or around the printer platen be sure to wipe it off with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.

  • Page 87: Cleaning The Paper Pick-up Roller

    Cleaning the Paper Pick-up Roller Unplug the machine from the electrical socket and remove the Jam Clear Cover. Clean the Paper Pick-up Roller with isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab. Re-insert the Jam Clear Cover. Re-connect the power cord. TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 6 - 21...

  • Page 88: Replacing The Ink Cartridges

    Replacing the ink cartridges Your machine is equipped with an ink dot counter. The ink dot counter automatically monitors the level of ink in each of the four cartridges. When the machine detects an ink cartridge is running out of ink, the machine will notify you with a message on the LCD. The LCD will inform you which ink cartridge is low or needs replacing.

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    Remove the protective yellow caps. Protective Yellow Cap Do not touch the area shown in the illustration above. If the protective yellow cap comes off when you open the bag, the cartridge will not be damaged. Each colour has its own correct position. Keep the ink cartridge in an upright position when you insert it into slot.

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    If you replaced an ink cartridge while Near Empty was displayed on the LCD, the LCD may ask you to verify that it was a brand new one. Example: Did You Change Black? ▲ Yes ▼ No. For each new cartridge you installed, press automatically reset the ink dot counter for that colour.

  • Page 91

    If damage is caused to the print head or other parts of this machine as a result of the use of ink or ink cartridges other than genuine Brother products due to the incompatibility or lack of suitability of those products with this machine, any repairs required as a result will not be covered by the warranty.

  • Page 92: A Appendix, On-screen Programming, Menu Table, Printing Reports

    Appendix On-screen programming Your machine is designed to be easy to use with LCD on-screen programming. User-friendly programming helps you take full advantage of all the menu selections your machine has to offer. Since your programming is done on the LCD, we have created step-by-step on-screen instructions to help you program your machine.

  • Page 93: Menu Keys

    Menu keys You can access the menu mode by pressing When you enter the menu, the LCD scrolls. 1.Copy 2.PhotoCapture 0.Initial Setup You can scroll more quickly through each menu level by pressing the arrow for the direction you want: Select an option by pressing LCD.

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    select Main Menu Submenu 1.Copy 1.Paper Type 2.Paper Size 3.Quality 4.Brightness 5.Contrast The factory settings are shown in Bold. A - 3 APPENDIX select Menu Options Selections — Plain Inkjet Glossy Transparency — Letter Legal 10x15cm — Best Normal Fast —...

  • Page 95

    Main Menu Submenu 1.Copy 6.Color Adjust (Continued) 2.PhotoCapture 1.Print Quality 2.Paper & Size 3.Brightness 4.Contrast The factory settings are shown in Bold. Menu Options Selections 1.Red 2.Green 3.Blue — Normal Photo — Letter Glossy 10x15cm Glossy 13x18cm Glossy A4 Glossy Letter Plain A4 Plain Letter Inkjet...

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    Main Menu Submenu 2.PhotoCapture 5.Color Enhance (Continued) 6.Cropping 7.Borderless 8.Scan to Card The factory settings are shown in Bold. A - 5 APPENDIX Menu Options Selections Enhance:On 1.White Balance Enhance:Off 2.Sharpness 3.Color Density — — 1.Quality B/W 200x100 dpi B/W 200 dpi Color 150 dpi Color 300 dpi Color 600 dpi...

  • Page 97

    Main Menu Submenu 3.LAN 1.Setup (DCP-315CN TCP/IP only) 2.Setup Misc. 0.Factory Reset The factory settings are shown in Bold. Menu Options Selections 1.BOOT Auto Method Static RARP BOOTP DHCP [000-255]. 2.IP Address [000-255]. [000-255]. [000-255] [000-255]. 3.Subnet Mask [000-255]. [000-255]. [000-255] [000-255].

  • Page 98

    Main Menu Submenu 3.Print 1.Help List Reports 2.User (DCP-115C, Settings 117C, 120C only) 3.Network 4.Print Config Reports (DCP-315CN (DCP-315CN only) only) 0.Initial 1.Date/Time Setup 2.LCD Contrast 3.Volume 0.Local Language (For UK and Ireland) 0.Local Language (For Czech Republic and Hungary) The factory settings are shown in Bold.

  • Page 99: S Specifications, Product Description, General

    16 MB (DCP-315CN) Up to 10 pages 100 Sheets (80 g/m Ink Jet Piezo with 74 x 5 nozzles 16 characters x 1 line (DCP-115C, DCP-117C, DCP-120C) 16 characters x 2 lines (DCP-315CN), Back light 220 - 240V 50/60Hz (DCP-115C, DCP-117C)

  • Page 100: Paper Type And Size For Each Operation, Print Media

    Weight Noise Temperature Humidity Print media Paper Input Paper Output S - 2 SPECIFICATIONS 5.5 kg (DCP-115C, DCP-117C, DCP-315CN) 6.0 kg (DCP-120C) Operating: 42.5 to 51 dB* * It depends on printing conditions Operating: 10 - 35 °C Best Print...

  • Page 101: Copy

    Colour Up to 11 pages/minute (A4 paper)* * Does not include the time it takes to feed the paper. Based on Brother standard pattern. (Fast mode) Copy speeds vary with the complexity of the document. Stacks up to 99 pages...

  • Page 102: Photocapture Center ™

    PhotoCapture Center Available Media File Extension (Media Format) (Image Format) Number of Files Folder Borderless S - 4 SPECIFICATIONS ™ ® CompactFlash (Type I only) ™ (Microdrive is not compatible) (Compact I/O card such as Compact LAN card and Compact Modem card are not supported.) ®...

  • Page 103: Scanner

    Scanner Colour/Black TWAIN Compliant WIA Compliant Colour Depth Resolution Scanning Speed Document Size (DCP-115C, DCP-117C, DCP-315CN) Document Size (DCP-120C) Scanning Width Gray Scale Colour/Black ® Yes (Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP) ® ® Mac OS 9.1-9.2/Mac OS ® Yes (Windows 36 bit colour processing (Input) 24 bit colour processing (Output) Up to 19200 ×...

  • Page 104: Printer, Interfaces

    Up to 15 pages/minute (Colour)* (DCP-117C) Up to 18 pages/minute (Black)* Up to 13 pages/minute (Colour)* * Based on Brother standard pattern. A4 size in draft mode. Does not include the time it takes to feed the paper. 204 mm (216mm)* * When you set the Borderless feature to On.

  • Page 105: Computer Requirements

    10.2.4 or greater NOTE: All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies. For the latest drivers updates, see the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com Dedicated “Scan” key and direct Network Scanning (DCP315CN) supported in Mac ®...

  • Page 106: Consumable Items

    Consumable items Service Life of Ink Cartridge Replacement Consumables S - 8 SPECIFICATIONS The machine uses individual Black, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta ink cartridges that are separate from the print head assembly. Black - Approximately 500 pages at 5% coverage Yellow, Cyan and Magenta - Approximately 400 pages at 5% coverage •...

  • Page 107: Network (lan) (dcp-315cn Only)

    ■ BRAdmin Professional is not supported in Mac ® ■ BRAdmin Light is available for Mac OS 10.2.4 or greater users. For more information, please visit the Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com). ■ Network Scanning is available for ® Mac OS X 10.2.4 or greater.

  • Page 108

    Index ADF (automatic document feeder) ... 1-5 ADF cover ... 6-3 Cleaning Paper Pick-up Roller ... 6-21 print head ... 6-11 printer platen ... 6-20 scanner ... 6-19 Computer requirements ... S-7 Consumable items ... S-8 Control panel overview ... 1-2 Copy brightness ...

  • Page 109

    Paper ... 1-8, S-2 Size ... 2-13 size of document ... 1-5 Type ... 2-12 PhotoCapture ... 3-1 PhotoCapture Center™ Borderless ... 3-13 Colour enhancement ... 3-11 ® CompactFlash ... 3-1 Cropping ... 3-12 Default Settings ... 3-9 DPOF printing ... 3-8 ®...

  • Page 110

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  • J. Letteboer Sep 24, 2014 05:23:
    Ik heb een probleem:
    ​ik heb een DCP-115C en de printer geeft aan:
    toubl​eshooting en hoofdstuk routine onderhoud etc.
    Wat moet ik doen om de printer weer aan de gang te krijgen.
  • ALLAHBAKHSH Jan 08, 2014 02:18:
    GOOD PRODUCT BROTHER IN CONTRY
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