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Kyocera FS FS-1920 Operation Manual

Kyocera page printer operation guide fs-1920.
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FS-1920
Page Printer
Operation Guide

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    FS-1920 Page Printer Operation Guide...

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    (contents of its read-only memory). This guide, any copyrightable subject matter sold or provided with or in connection with the sale of the page printer, are protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. Copying or other reproduction of all or part of this guide, any copyrightable subject matter without the prior written consent of Kyocera Corporation is prohibited.

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    IBM PROGRAM LICENSE AGREEMENT The device you have purchased contains one or more software programs ("Programs") which belong to international business machines corporation ("IBM"). This document defines the terms and conditions under which the software is being licensed to you by IBM. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this license, then within 14 days after your acquisition of the device you may return the device for a full refund.

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    Typeface Trademark Acknowledgement All resident fonts in this printer are licensed from Agfa Corporation. Helvetica, Palatino and Times are registered trademarks of Linotype-Hell AG. ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC ZapfChancery and ITC Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Type- face Corporation.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Introduction ... ix Features ... x For More Information..xiii Guide to the Operation Guide... xiv Using the Operator Panel ... 1-1 Chapter 1 Understanding the Operator Panel ... 1-2 Message Display ... 1-2 Interface Indicator ... 1-3 Paper Size Indicator...

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    Pagination ... 1-41 Emulation... 1-41 Changing the Emulation ... 1-41 Alternative Emulation for KPDL Emulation ... 1-42 Printing KPDL Errors ... 1-43 Font ... 1-44 Default font ... 1-44 Default Font Size ... 1-46 Changing Type for Courier/Letter Gothic ... 1-47 Setting the Character Pitch for Courier/Letter Gothic ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Toner Counter Resetting ... 1-96 Message Language... 1-97 Automatic Form Feed Timeout... 1-99 Sleep Timer Setting ... 1-100 Printer Resetting ... 1-102 Resource Protection ... 1-103 Alarm (Buzzer) Setting... 1-104 Auto Continue Setting ... 1-105 Duplex Printing Error Detection Setting ... 1-107 Paper Selection...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Maintenance Messages... 4-7 Error Messages ... 4-10 Correcting a Paper Jam... 4-12 Jam at the Paper Cassette or Inside the Printer ... 4-14 Paper Jam at the Option Duplexer ... 4-16 Paper Jam at the Option Sorter ... 4-18 Jam at the MP Tray... 4-20 Fonts ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    RS-232C Interface... B-6 RS-232C Protocol ... B-7 PRESCRIBE FRPO D0 Command... B-9 RS-232C Cable Connection ... B-10 Obtain a Suitable RS-232C Cable... B-10 Connecting the Printer to the Computer... B-10 Specifications ... C-1 Appendix C Glossary ... Glossary-1 Index ... Index-1...

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    Introduction The Kyocera Mita page printer has many extremely desirable features. It was designed to make a contribution to a cleaner environment as well as to represent the latest generation of page printer technology. This section contains the following subsections.

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    Approximately 500 sheets can be loaded into the paper cassette, and about 100 sheets can be loaded into the MP tray. Wide variety of print media As well as standard paper, the printer will print on transparency, labels and other types of special purpose media. Sleep Mode Conserves energy during the printer’s idle periods.

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    When printing multiple copies of a document, the data is transferred from the computer to the printer only for the first copy; the data is then stored on the printer’s hard disk. Copies of the document are printed using the stored data.

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    The electronic sort function can be used for much faster printing. CompactFlash card slot for option fonts, macros, forms, etc. Data in the CompactFlash card can be selectively read from the printer’s operator panel. SNMP compliance The printer complies with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

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    KX Printer Driver Installation Guide that is included with the printer. • For information on how to use the printer driver software, refer to the KX Printer Driver Operation Guide that is included on the CD-ROM (comes with the printer).

  • Page 15: Appendix A Options, Appendix B Host Computer Interface, Appendix C Specifications, Glossary

    Chapter 2 Paper Selection This chapter explains the types of paper that can be used with the printer. Chapter 3 Maintenance This chapter explains how to replace the toner container, waste toner box, and how to care for your printer.

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    Indicates tips or advice useful for operation. Note Indicates situations that are potentially hazardous to the human body or devices. Caution Indicates situations that are potentially extremely hazardous to the human body or devices. Warning Indicates operations that can be performed or are effective only when the required option unit is installed.

  • Page 17: Chapter 1 Using The Operator Panel

    Chapter 1 This chapter explains the following topics: • Understanding the Operator Panel • Printing Test Pages • Paper Handling • Pagination • e-MPS • Interface • Operating the Storage Device • Configuration Using the Operator Panel...

  • Page 18: Understanding The Operator Panel, Message Display

    The message display gives information in the form of short messages. The eight messages listed below are displayed during normal warm-up and printing. Other messages that may appear when the printer needs the operator’s attention are explained in Chapter Message Meaning The printer is self-testing after power-up.

  • Page 19: Interface Indicator, Paper Size Indicator

    ISO B5 (17.6 × 25 cm) Table 1-2 † With only the MP tray feeding. While the printer is processing data, the SIZE indicator indicates the paper size selected by the application software. Understanding the Operator Panel Message Paper Size Display Executive (7-1/4 ×...

  • Page 20: Paper Type Indicator, Ready, Data, And Attention Indicators

    Lit: Indicates that the printer is on-line. The printer prints received data. Off: Indicates that the printer is off-line. Data can be received but will not be printed. Also indicates when printing is automatically stopped due to occurrence of an error.

  • Page 21: Keys

    † If you hold down the ENTER key and press the MENU key when Ready is shown on this printer, the AdministrationID menu will be displayed. This menu is the setting menu for administration under the Account Management System and is normally not used.

  • Page 22: Menu System Road Map

    Settings can be made when Ready is indicated on the printer message display.

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    PCL 6 Emulation > >Print KPDL errs KPDL Emulation > >Alt. Emulation KPDL (AUTO) PCL 6 Emulation >Print KPDL errs Line Printer Emulation IBM Proprinter Emulation DIABLO 630 Emulation EPSON LQ-850 Continued on next page Normal High Speed Nibble (high) 9600 None >...

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    Understanding the Operator Panel Continued from previous page Font > Font Select Internal >Code Set IBM PC-8 >List of Internal Fonts >List of Option Fonts >Copies Page Set > >Orientation Portrait >Page Protect >LF Action >CR Action >Wide A4 Continued on next page >...

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    Continued from previous page Print Quality > >KIR Mode >Ecoprint Mode >Resolution >Print Density Hard Disk > >Read Data >Write Data RAM Disk Mode RAM Disk Mode >RAM Disk Size >Read Data Memory Card > >Read Fonts >Read Data Continued on next page Fast 1200 mode 300 dpi 600 dpi...

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    Understanding the Operator Panel Continued from Previous page Paper Handling > >MP Tray Mode >MP Tray Size >MP Tray Type >EF Size >EF Type >Cassette Size >Cassette Type >Feed Select >Duplex Mode >Stack Select Top tray FaceDn >Stack Select >Sorter Mode >Override A4/LT >Override A4/LT >Type Adjust...

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    Continued from previous page Others > >MSG Language >Form Feed Time Out 030sec. >Sleep Timer >Print HEX-DUMP >Printer Reset >Resource Prot. >Buzzer >Auto Continue > Mode >Finishing >Service English > >>Sleep Mode 015 min. Permanent Perm / Temp >>Auto Continue Timer 030sec.

  • Page 28: Printing Test Pages, Menu Map

    The menu map is usefull as a reference to guide yourself through the menu selection system. The status page is a list of parameters and settings for most basic printer configurations. You may be required to produce a status page when requesting service to the printer.

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    Printing Test Pages Sample MENU MAP FS-1920 Page Printer MENU MAP 1-13...

  • Page 30: Status Page

    Printing Test Pages Status Page If you want to check the printer's current status, including memory available and option settings, you can find the information you need on the status page. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Print Status Page appears.

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    The following is a sample status page. The numbers below refer to the contents explained on the following pages. Hardware Information Page Information Network Status Interfaces Test pattern Items and values on the status page may vary depending on the printer’s firmware version. Note FS-1920 Page Printer STATUS PAGE Firmware Version: Memory...

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    This information shows the firmware version and date of issue of the printer. 2 — Hardware Information This information shows various printer settings, such as the size and type of the paper in the paper cassettes. 3 — Memory This shows the amount of total memory installed in the printer, the amount of currently available memory, and the current status of the RAM disk.

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    Printing Test Pages 10 — Interface Information This information shows the default font and the default emulation for all interfaces installed in the printer. 11 — KIR Test Pattern KIR is the Kyocera Mita’s original smoothing function. This test pattern shows the effect of the KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement) system.

  • Page 34: Service Status Page

    Printing Test Pages Service Status Page The service status page contains printer settings information that is more detailed than the standard status page and is therefore for mostly service purposes. However, since there is a great deal of information available on the service status page that may be helpful to you, the procedure for printing it out is given below.

  • Page 35: Network Card Interface Status Page

    The default setting is On (print). If the setting is changed to Off (not print) as follows, however, the network interface status page will be printed when the printer status page is printed. Printing out a network interface card status page may not be possible with some network interface cards.

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    Press the ENTER key. A blinking question mark (?) appears. >Opt. StatusPage ? Off Select On using the >Opt. StatusPage ? On Press the ENTER key again. >Opt. StatusPage Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. NETWORK STATUS PAGE 1-20 key. FS-1920 Page Printer...

  • Page 37: Font Lists

    Press the ENTER key. A question mark (?) appears. >List of Internal Fonts? Press the ENTER key again. Processing appears, then Ready. The printer prints a list of fonts with a short sample and font ID (number) for each font. 1-21 Printing Test Pages >...

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    Printing Test Pages Font Lists Internal Scalable and Bitmapped Fonts List PRESCRIBE Font Name Scalable/Bitmap Password Selection [FSET] Font ID Internal Scalable and Bitmapped Fonts List PRESCRIBE Font Name Scalable/Bitmap Password Selection [FSET] Font ID 1-22...

  • Page 39: Received Data Dumping

    Received Data Dumping It is possible to print data received by the printer as hexadecimal code for the purposes of debugging programs and files. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Others > appears. Others Press the > key.

  • Page 40: Paper Handling, Setting The Paper Size, Setting The Paper Size In Paper Cassette

    The paper size setting for the paper cassette is completed. 1-24 Custom Paper Size on next page. supplies with the printer. Paper Size Window...

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    When using non-standard size paper, read the next section to set the paper size from the operator panel. Setting a custom size from the Operator Panel Set the size of the paper loaded in the paper cassette into the printer from the printer operator panel. Press the MENU key.

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    Paper Handling Press the key repeatedly until >Cassette Size > appears. If option paper feeders are added, Cassette 1 Size will appear for the standard paper cassette and Cassette 2 Size, Cassette 3 Size, and Cassette 4 Size will appear for the option paper feeders.

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    Selecting the Unit of Measurement Then, use the following procedure to set the unit of measurement. Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >>Unit appears. The unit of measurement can be selected between millimeters and inches. The current unit of measurement is displayed (the default setting is mm). >>Unit Press the ENTER key.

  • Page 44: Setting The Paper Size In Mp Tray

    Display the paper length, press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. To print using the custom size set above, define the same custom size on the printer driver. For details, see Operation Guide.

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    Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >MP Tray Size appears. >MP Tray Size Press the ENTER key. A blinking question mark (?) appears. >MP Tray Size ? A4 Press the key to display the desired MP tray size. The display changes as shown below.

  • Page 46: Setting The Paper Type, Setting The Paper Type In Paper Cassette

    MP tray. Make this setting to match the paper type fed from the paper cassette of the printer. If the paper type is set correctly, you can perform printing using the media type selection function from the application software (printer driver). The factory default setting is Plain.

  • Page 47: Setting The Paper Type In Mp Tray

    Setting the Paper Type in MP Tray You can automatically select the paper cassette according to the selection made by the application software (printer driver). The factory default setting is Plain. This menu does not appears when the option envelope feeder is installed on the printer.

  • Page 48: Creating Custom Paper Type

    The following describes the procedure used to set a user-defined paper type for the printer. Eight custom user settings may be registered. After having been set, any of these may be called up when setting the paper type for a paper source.

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    Press the ENTER key. A blinking question mark (?) appears. >Type Adjust ? Custom 1 Press the key to display the desired paper type. The display changes as shown below. Custom (1 to 8) Plain Transparency Preprinted Labels Bond Recycled Vellum Rough Letterhead...

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    Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. If the paper type is set to Custom and the option duplexer is installed on the printer, duplex printing can be enabled and disabled. See Setting the Duplex Path 1-34 Creating Custom Paper Type on page 2-12.

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    Option If the paper type is set to Custom and the option duplexer is installed on the printer, you can set whether or not to enable duplex printing as follows. The default setting is Enable. Display the custom paper type (see on page 1-32) and press the >...

  • Page 52: Resetting The Custom Paper Type

    Paper Handling Resetting the Custom Paper Type Resets the settings of Custom 1 to 8 that are set in Paper Type on page 1-32. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Paper handling > appears. Paper Handling > Press the >...

  • Page 53: Mp Tray Mode

    Cassette Mode This is the default mode. The MP tray acts in the same manner as other paper source. The printer can correctly feed paper from any paper source as you command on the printer driver. The cassette mode provides a faster printing speed than the first mode.

  • Page 54: Selecting The Paper Feed Source

    You can select from which paper source printing will be performed. If no option units are installed, the only selections are the paper cassette and MP tray of the printer. If option paper feeders are installed, they can also be selected using the manner described below.

  • Page 55: Selecting The Output Stack

    The output tray changes as shown below. Top tray FaceDn (Printer’s top tray) [Default] RearTray FaceUp (Printer’s rear tray) [Option rear tray required] Sorter FaceDn [Option sorter required] When the desired paper source displayed, press the ENTER key.

  • Page 56: Overriding A4 And Letter Size Difference

    Paper Handling Overriding A4 and Letter Size Difference This selects whether to enable or disable the difference between A4 size and Letter size. Under the default setting of Off, the paper size of the paper source is matched to the paper size formatting the jobs. If these differ, a corresponding error message is displayed.

  • Page 57: Pagination, Emulation, Changing The Emulation

    KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement) • Ecoprint • Resolution The following procedure allows you to select the printer’s emulation mode. To change the emulation mode, proceed as follows: Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Emulation appears. One of the emulation modes shown below appears, indicating the current emulation.

  • Page 58: Alternative Emulation For Kpdl Emulation

    Press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. The auto KPDL (KPDL (AUTO)) emulation enables the printer to automatically change the emulation mode according to the print job received. The alternative emulation can be selected using the operator panel.

  • Page 59: Printing Kpdl Errors

    Press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. The printer can print error descriptions when printing error occurs during KPDL emulation. The default is Off – the printer does not print KPDL errors. Press the MENU key.

  • Page 60: Font, Default Font

    Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. You can select the default font for the current interface. In addition to the internal fonts, all fonts that are downloaded to the printer memory, or fonts stored on a CompactFlash card, Microdrive, or option ROM, can be selected as the default font.

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    Press the > key. The message display changes to that show below. >> I000 The letter before the number indicates the type of font as shown below: Letter Description Internal font Soft (down load) font Fonts in an option CompactFlash card Fonts in a RAM disk or option Microdrive.

  • Page 62: Default Font Size

    Pagination Default Font Size The following procedure determines the size of the default font. If the default font is a fixed font such as Courier or Letter Gothic, the character pitch can be changed instead of the font size. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Font >...

  • Page 63: Changing Type For Courier/letter Gothic

    Changing Type for Courier/Letter Gothic Courier or Letter Gothic font type can be selected as Regular or Dark. For example, to change the type of Courier, proceed as follows: Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Font > appears. Font Press the >...

  • Page 64: Setting The Character Pitch For Courier/letter Gothic

    Pagination Setting the Character Pitch for Courier/Letter Gothic The character pitch for fixed fonts is adjustable when the default font is Courier or Letter Gothic. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Font > appears. Font Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >Font Select >...

  • Page 65: Code Set

    Code Set You can change the character code set. Available character code sets vary depending on the current font. (The default is IBM PC-8.) Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Font > appears. Font Press the > key. Press the >Code Set IBM PC-8 Press the ENTER key.

  • Page 66: Number Of Copies

    Pagination Number of Copies You can set the number of copies to be printed of each page for the current interface. The number of copies can be set between 1 and 999. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Page set > appears. Page Set Press the >...

  • Page 67: Printing Orientation

    Printing Orientation The default orientation of the page can be selected from the portrait (upright) and landscape (sideways) page orientation. Portrait orientation Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Page Set > appears. Page Set Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >Orientation appears.

  • Page 68: Kir (kyocera Image Refinement)

    Interfaces KIR Checking Test pattern Lines This printer incorporates the KIR (Kyocera Image Refinement) smoothing function. This function provides high print quality by providing software enhancement of print resolution. With KIR Set the print density to 3 when setting the KIR mode. For details on print density, see page 1-95.

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    Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Print Quality > appears. Print Quality > Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >KIR Mode appears. >KIR Mode Press the ENTER key. A blinking question mark (?) appears. >KIR Mode ? On Select On or Off using the...

  • Page 70: Ecoprint

    Pagination Ecoprint The Ecoprint enables you to reduce the amount of toner consumed on the page so as to save your printing costs. You can set to Ecoprint mode on, as follows. (The factory default setting is Off.) The Ecoprint setting has no effect on the print speed. The Ecoprint mode setting is On when the printing image becomes lighter, yet very readable.

  • Page 71: Resolution

    Resolution Proceed as follows to set the default print resolution from three ways — 300 dpi, 600 dpi, and Fast 1200 mode. The clarity of printed characters and graphics becomes sharper in this order. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Print Quality >...

  • Page 72: E-mps

    Job Storage In either job mode, when printing a document, the print data is transferred from the computer to the printer then stored on the printer’s hard disk. Since copies of the document are printed using the stored data, printing is performed faster with less computer spooling time and less network traffic.

  • Page 73: Quick Copy

    Each mailbox may be used by an individual who desires to share the printer in this mode. By default, each mailbox is numbered from ‘Tray 001,’ ‘Tray 002,’ ... etc. To ‘post’ a job in one of these mailboxes, you assign a numbered or named mailbox on the printer driver when printing.

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    Arlen, in this example. >Quick Copy ?Arlen Press the ENTER key. The job name entered in the printer driver (Report, in this example) appear with a blinking question mark (?) before the letters. >Arlen...

  • Page 75: Proof And Hold

    The printer prints one copy and, at the same time, saves the print job on the Microdrive. You can also change the number of copies when resuming printing from the operator panel.

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    Arlen, in this example. >Quick Copy ?Arlen Press the ENTER key. The job name entered in the printer driver (Report, in this example) appear with a blinking question mark (?) before the letters. >Arlen...

  • Page 77: Printing A Private Job

    The job is released for printing by entering the access code on the operator panel. Thus, this function ensures confidentiality of the print job. When the printer is turned off, all the print jobs will be deleted. Releasing a Private Job To print a private job through the operator panel: Press the MENU key.

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    Press the ENTER key. The ID input line appears. Enter the four-digit access code entered in the printer driver and press the ENTER key. To enter the ID, press the < or > key to move the cursor to the number to be changed and then enter the correct number by pressing key.

  • Page 79: Printing A Stored Job

    The print jobs will not be deleted when the printer is turned off. Releasing a Stored Job To print a stored job through the operator panel: Press the MENU key.

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    Press the key to display the desired job title. Press the ENTER key. If you entered an access code for the printer driver, the ID input line appears. Enter the four-digit access code entered in the printer driver and press the ENTER key. To enter the ID, press the <...

  • Page 81: Printing A Code Job

    If you use the local parallel port to connect to the printer, make sure that the printer driver is set to print to a local port. To check this out, click the Details tab of the printer Properties, and note the Print to the following port setting.

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    Double click Model Name on the list. The jobs currently stored in the printer are shown. To print the job, right click Job name and then click Print on the drop down list that appears. It is possible to select more than one job at a time by right clicking a job one by one while pressing the Shift key on the computer keyboard.

  • Page 83: Printing A List Of Code Jobs

    Printing a List of Code Jobs If you select Permanent Job Storage on the printer driver, you can have a List of Code Job printed using the operator panel. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until e-MPS > appears.

  • Page 84: Retrieving Jobs From Virtual Mailbox (vmb)

    Retrieving Jobs from Virtual Mailbox (VMB) Option To use this mode, an option Microdrive must be installed in the printer. To retrieve the jobs posted in the virtual mailbox, proceed as follows. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until e-MPS > appears.

  • Page 85: Printing A List Of Vmb

    >List of VMB appears. >List of VMB Press the ENTER key. A question mark (?) appears. >List of VMB ? Press the ENTER key again. The printer prints a list of jobs currently posted in the virtual mailboxes. 1-69 >...

  • Page 86: E-mps Configuration

    e-MPS e-MPS Configuration Option Note You can change the following parameters for e-MPS operation: • Maximum number of Quick Copy/Proof and Hold jobs • Maximum space assigned to temporary code jobs • Maximum space assigned to permanent code jobs • Maximum space assigned to virtual mailboxes The total amount of storage areas specified must not exceed the total size of the Microdrive.

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    Press the key to increase or decrease the value at the blinking cursor. The value can be set between 0 and 50. Use the > and < keys to move the cursor right and left. When the desired maximum number of jobs is set, press the ENTER key.

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    e-MPS Press the key to increase or decrease, respectively, the value at the blinking cursor. Use the > and < keys to move the cursor right and left. When the desired size is displayed, press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. Maximum Space Assigned to Permanent Code Jobs This changes the Microdrive space that holds permanent code jobs.

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    When the desired size is displayed, press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. Maximum Space Assigned to Virtual Mailboxes This changes the Microdrive space for virtual mailboxes. You can change the maximum space from 0 to 9999 (megabytes). The actual maximum size depends on the size of free Microdrive space, however.

  • Page 90: Interface, Parallel Interface Mode

    Normally, this interface is used under the default setting Appendix AUTO. For details, see reset the printer or turn the power off at least once. The new setting will be enabled thereafter. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Interface >...

  • Page 91: Usb Interface Mode

    USB Interface Mode Press the ENTER key. A blinking question mark (?) appears. >Parallel I/F ? Auto Press the key to display the desired mode. The display changes as shown below. Press the ENTER key. Auto (default) Normal High Speed Nibble (high) Press the MENU key.

  • Page 92: Serial Interface Parameters

    Interface Serial Interface Parameters Option This section applies to the printers having the option serial interface board kit (IB-11) installed. The baud rate, data bits, stop bits, parity, and protocol for the serial interface can be set as follows: Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Interface >...

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    Press the > key. Each time the and current setting change as shown below. >Baud Rate 9600 >Data Bits >Stop Bits >Parity None >Protocol DTR(pos.)&XON Display the setting item to be changed and press the ENTER key. A question mark (?) appears. The following example explains how to change the baud rate.

  • Page 94: Network Interface Parameters

    To make your printer supports TCP/IP , Netware, and EtherTalk networks, you will need to install the option network interface card in the printer and make the proper settings as explained in this section. Using the operator panel, you can: •...

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    >EtherTalk >Opt. StatusPage The following example explains how to activate TCP/IP protocol to connect the printer in the network. You can select Netware or EtherTalk in a similar manner. >TCP/IP If TCP/IP is currently Off is displayed, select On using the key.

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    Interface Press the > key. Each time the changes as shown below. >>DHCP >>IP Address 000.000.000.000 >>Subnet Mask 000.000.000.000 >>Gateway 000.000.000.000 Display the item to be set and press the ENTER key. For DHCP , a question mark (?) appears. For IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway, the cursor ( For DHCP, select On or Off using the Subnet Mask, and Gateway addresses, press the...

  • Page 97: Operating The Storage Device, Activating The Ram Disk

    23 MB of RAM disk. If you attempt to set the RAM disk size beyond this restriction, the printer automatically round it down so that the size is always 9 MB less than the total printer memory. Once the RAM disk size is set, the printer must be reset.

  • Page 98

    Press the ENTER key again, and change the RAM disk size using the key. It is not possible to make a setting that exceeds total printer memory. The default value for the RAM disk is the total printer memory minus 9 MB. This parameter may be set anywhere from 0001 to 1024 depending on the available printer memory.

  • Page 99: Reading Data

    Reading Data To read data on a CompactFlash card, Microdrive, or the RAM disk use the following procedure: Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Memory Card >, Hard Disk > or RAM Disk Mode > appears. Memory Card Press the >...

  • Page 100: Writing Data

    Operating the Storage Device Writing Data Note You can write data to a CompactFlash card, the Microdrive, or the RAM disk using the operator panel. When writing data to the storage device, a name is automatically assigned to the data. The CompactFlash card or the Microdrive or the RAM disk must be formatted.

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    In this state, send the file from the computer to the printer. The file is written onto the storage device given a destination name (also referred to as a partition name) which the printer automatically assigns one after another as follows:...

  • Page 102: Deleting Data

    CompactFlash card at once, print a list of data names as explained on page 1-89, You can use the printer’s operator panel to delete data from a CompactFlash card, the Microdrive or the RAM disk. Press the MENU key.

  • Page 103: Reading Fonts From A Compactflash Card

    Reading Fonts from a CompactFlash Card If a font (CompactFlash) card is already inserted into the slot when the printer is turned on, the fonts are automatically read into the printer. To re-read fonts into the printer from a CompactFlash card, proceed as follows.

  • Page 104: Formatting A Storage Device

    Formatting a Storage Device Note A new CompactFlash card or Microdrive must be formatted before it can be used in the printer. You can format the storage device using the printer operator panel. • Formatting will destroy any existing data on a storage device.

  • Page 105: Printing A List Of Data Names

    When the format information is printed, the message display returns to Ready. The printer prints a list of all data names (referred to as partitions) stored in the storage device for reference. (Printing a list is also available for a font card.)

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    Used Space. The total space used for data stored in the storage device in bytes. Free Space. The space remaining in the storage device for storing more data, including the memory space required by the printer for its file system. Partition Name. The name assigned automatically by the printer for written data.

  • Page 107: Configuration, Page Protect Mode

    On if a print overrun error occurs due to insufficient printer memory. When this has happened, be sure to reset Page Protect to Auto (default) in order to maintain the optimum use of printer memory. Press the MENU key.

  • Page 108: Linefeed (lf) Action

    >Page Protect ? Auto Press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. This procedure instructs the printer what to do when it receives a linefeed code (character code 0AH). Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Page set >...

  • Page 109: Carriage-return (cr) Action

    When the desired action is displayed, press the ENTER key. Press the MENU key. The message display returns to Ready. This procedure instructs the printer what to do when it receives a carriage- return code (character code 0DH) Press the MENU key.

  • Page 110: Wide A4 Pitch

    Configuration Wide A4 Pitch Turn this to On to increase the maximum number of characters that can be printed in a line for A4 page (78 characters at 10 pitch) and Letter size page (80 characters at 10 pitch). This setting is effective in only PCL 6 emulation.

  • Page 111: Print Density

    Print Density The print density can be adjusted in five steps: from 01 (light) to 05 (dark). The factory setting is 03. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Print Quality > appears. Print Quality > Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >Print Density appears.

  • Page 112: Total Printed Pages, Toner Counter Resetting

    Configuration Total Printed Pages Toner Counter Resetting This procedure displays the total number of printed pages. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Life Counters > appears. Life Counters > Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >Total Print appears, the total number of printed pages displayed.

  • Page 113: Message Language

    Message Language Press the ENTER key. A question mark (?) appears. >New Toner Installed ? Press the ENTER key. The toner counter is reset. The message display returns to Ready. You can select the language of the messages on the message display by following the procedure given below.

  • Page 114

    Configuration Press the key. The display cycles through the available selections in the following order (The >MSG Language ? English >Langue ? Francais >Anzeigesprache ? Deutsch >Lingua ? Italiano >Berichttaal ? Nederlands >Idioma ? Español >Idioma da MSG ? Portugues Press the ENTER key.

  • Page 115: Automatic Form Feed Timeout

    Automatic Form Feed Timeout When the printer receives no data for a certain time, it time out and releases the current interface: it prints whatever data it has in its buffer and feeds out the page. You can adjust the time-out time as follows: Press the MENU key.

  • Page 116: Sleep Timer Setting

    Configuration Sleep Timer Setting The printer has a sleep timer to conserve power when the printer is not printing, processing, or receiving data. You can adjust the timer value, the length of time the printer waits before entering sleeping mode in the absence of data.

  • Page 117

    Turning Off the Sleep Timer You can turn off the sleep timer function by following the procedure given below. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Others > appears. Others Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until >Sleep Timer > appears. >Sleep Timer 015 min.

  • Page 118: Printer Resetting

    >Printer Reset appears. >Printer Reset Press the ENTER key. A question mark (?) appears. >Printer Reset ? Press the ENTER key again. Self test appears while the printer is resetting itself, then Please wait followed by Ready. Self test Please wait...

  • Page 119: Resource Protection

    PCL 6. Resource protection requires extra memory to store the downloaded fonts and macros. The total size of the printer memory recommended for using the resource protection option is affected by several factors. See Appendix Press the MENU key.

  • Page 120: Alarm (buzzer) Setting

    In addition to the message displayed when the paper supply is exhausted, or when paper jamming occurs, an audio warning is made to sound. This is useful, for example, when the printer is in a location some distance from the user.

  • Page 121: Auto Continue Setting

    Duplex disabled Press GO If one of the above errors is caused by someone on a network where the printer is being shared, for example, data sent from another person will be printed after a preset amount of time. Press the MENU key.

  • Page 122

    Configuration Setting the Auto Continue Recovery Time Follow the procedure given below to change the recovery time for Auto Continue. Press the MENU key. Press the key repeatedly until Others > appears. Others Press the > key. Press the key repeatedly until Auto Continue Mode > appears.

  • Page 123: Duplex Printing Error Detection Setting

    Duplex Printing Error Detection Setting If the error detection setting for duplex printing has been turned On, and you attempt to print onto a paper size and paper type that cannot be used for duplex printing, the Duplex disabled Press GO error message will be displayed and printing will stop.

  • Page 124: Chapter 2 Paper Selection

    Chapter 2 This chapter explains the following topics: • General Guidelines • Special Paper • Paper Type Paper Selection...

  • Page 125: General Guidelines, Paper Availability, Paper Specifications

    Paper Availability Paper Specifications The printer is designed to print on high-quality copier bond paper (the kind used in ordinary dry copier machines), but it can also accept a variety of other types of paper within the limits specified below.

  • Page 126: Selecting The Right Paper

    Use of paper in these conditions can lead to illegible printing, misfeeding, and paper jams, and can shorten the life of the printer. In particular, avoid using paper with a surface coating or other surface treatment. The paper should have as smooth and even a surface as possible.

  • Page 127

    1 square meter. Paper that is too light or too heavy can cause misfeeding, jams, and premature wear of the printer. Uneven paper weight can cause multiple feeds, print defects, poor toner fusing, blurring, and other print quality problems.

  • Page 128

    Thickness (Caliper) Thick paper is referred to as high-caliper paper and thin paper as low- caliper paper. The paper used with the printer should be neither extremely thick nor extremely thin. If you are having problems with paper jams, multiple feeds, and faint printing, the paper you are using may be too thin.

  • Page 129

    When paper is manufactured, it is cut into sheets with the grain running parallel to the length (long grain) or parallel to the width (short grain). Short grain paper can cause feeding problems in the printer. All paper used in the printer should be long grain.

  • Page 130: Special Paper, Transparency (overhead Projection Film)

    No liability will be assumed if moisture, etc., given off in printing on special paper causes harm to the machine or operator. Before purchasing any type of special paper, test a sample on the printer and check that print quality is satisfactory.

  • Page 131: Adhesive-backed Labels

    Note The basic rule for printing on adhesive labels is that the adhesive must never come into contact with any part of the printer. Adhesive paper sticking to the drum or rollers will damage the printer. Be sure to feed label paper from the MP tray. Feeding label paper from a paper cassette may cause printer failure.

  • Page 132

    In this case, put the postcards on a flat place and rub the edges with, for example, a ruler to smooth them. Envelopes The printer can print on envelopes using paper with a basis weight of 60 to 79 g/m (16 to 21 lb/ream). Envelopes must be manually fed.

  • Page 133

    Special Paper To avoid jamming due to curled envelopes, do not leave more than approximately 10 printed envelopes stacked in the paper trays during multiple envelope printing. Envelopes should be fed in the face-up position, right edge first. Thick Paper Fan the stack of paper and align the edges before loading them in the MP tray.

  • Page 134

    Select recycled paper that meets the same specifications as the white bond paper (see Paper Specifications on page 2-2) except whiteness. Before purchasing recycled paper, test a sample on the printer and check that the print quality is satisfactory. Note 2-11...

  • Page 135: Paper Type

    Paper Type Paper Type The printer is capable of printing under the optimum setting for the type of paper being used. Setting the paper type for the paper source from the printer’s operator panel will cause the printer to automatically select the paper source and print in the mode best suited to that type of paper.

  • Page 136: Chapter 3 Maintenance

    Chapter 3 This chapter explains how to replace the toner container and how to clean parts such as the registration roller and charger wire. This chapter explains the following topics: • Toner Container Replacement • Waste Toner Box Replacement • Cleaning Maintenance...

  • Page 137: Toner Container Replacement, Toner Container Replacement Interval

    15,000 † pages. † For a new printer with a toner kit installed for the first time, the number of copies that can be printed will be approximately 7,500. Toner Kits to be Used Contents:...

  • Page 138: Replenishing Toner

    Replenishing Toner Note Note Open the printer top cover all the way. Pull the lock lever (blue colored) to the right and gently lift the old toner container. Lock Lever Keep the toner container as level as possible while removing.

  • Page 139

    This ensures that the toner is evenly distributed inside. New Toner Container 10 times or more Carefully remove the protective seal (orange colored). Install the toner container into the printer. Protective Seal...

  • Page 140

    Close the top cover. It is necessary to clean the inside of the printer after replacing the toner container. If the toner container is replaced when Replace toner Clean printer is displayed, Clean printer Press GO will appear after Note replacement.

  • Page 141: Waste Toner Box Replacement, Replacing The Waste Toner Box

    Note When replacing the toner container, the used waste toner box in the printer should also be replaced with the new one from the new toner kit. Open the left cover on the left side of the printer. Left Cover While holding the waste toner box, press the lock lever and then gently remove the waste toner box.

  • Page 142

    Cap the waste toner box after removing from the printer. To avoid toner spilling, place the capped waste toner box in the plastic bag supplied before proper disposal. Plastic Bag Open the cap of the new waste toner box. Waste Toner Box Replacement...

  • Page 143

    Insert the new waste toner box as shown in the figure below. The box will be locked when it fits into place. Ensure that it is correctly inserted and close the left cover. The printer parts must be cleaned when replacing the toner Cleaning container. See...

  • Page 144: Cleaning, Cleaning The Charger Wire

    Cleaning Note Cleaning the Charger Wire To avoid print quality problems, the following printer parts must be cleaned with every toner container replacement. In addition, the charger wire and paper transfer unit should be cleaned from time to time, or whenever print quality problems occur.

  • Page 145: Cleaning The Charger Grid

    The charger grid is a part located at the bottom of the charger unit, which also needs to be cleaned. You should use a grid cleaner attaching it to the printer and pull out the charger unit as instructed below. Take the grid cleaner from protective bag in the new toner kit, and remove the cap.

  • Page 146

    Attach the grid cleaner to the printer with the pad at the top, as shown in the figure. Making sure that the charger roller does not come into contact with the grid cleaner pad, repeat a few times the action of slowly pulling out and pushing back in the charger unit, as shown in the figure.

  • Page 147

    Cleaning Remove the grid cleaner from the printer and dispose of it. The grid cleaner is not re-usable. After cleaning the charger wire and grid, push the charger unit all the way in and close the left cover. 3-12...

  • Page 148: Paper Transfer Unit

    Paper Transfer Unit Note To avoid print quality problems due to paper dust and debris, clean the paper transfer unit in the following manner. While pulling the paper transfer unit release lever (green colored), pull out the paper transfer unit. Wipe away the paper dust on the registration roller and the paper ramp using the wiper cloth included in the toner kit.

  • Page 149: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    Chapter 4 This chapter explains how to handle printer problems that may occur. If a problem cannot be corrected, contact your Kyocera Mita dealer. This chapter explains the following topics: • General Guide • Print Quality Problems • Indicators and Messages •...

  • Page 150: General Guide

    General Guide General Guide There are quite a few printer problems that you can deal with by yourself. This section explains how to correct these problems. Therefore, if some kind of problem should occur, check the following before concluding the printer is broken.

  • Page 151: Print Quality Problems

    Black or white vertical streaks Table 4-2 Corrective Action Check the developer unit. Open the printer top cover and check that the developer unit is inserted correctly and check that the developer’s connector is connected properly. Check the toner container.

  • Page 152

    Paper Type on page 2-12 Clean the charger wire. Open the printer left cover. Pull the cleaning knob (green colored) slowly in and out a few times. See page Check the operator panel. If the Toner low TK-50 message is displayed and the ATTENTION indicator is flashing, install a new toner kit.

  • Page 153

    Printed Results Dirt on the top edge or back of the paper Characters out of position. Table 4-2 (Continued) Corrective Action Check the paper chute and the ramp. Pull out the paper transfer unit and check for toner on the paper ramp.

  • Page 154: Indicators And Messages, Indicators

    An error occurs that you can clear by yourself. The printer is on-line. The printer is ready to print. The printer is off-line. The printer stores but does not print received data. Also indicates when printing is automatically stopped due to occurrence of an error.

  • Page 155: Maintenance Messages

    Maintenance Messages The following table lists maintenance messages that you can deal with by yourself. If Call service person appears, turn off the printer, disconnect the power cord, and contact your Kyocera Mita dealer. Message Corrective Action Add paper (paper source) The paper has run out.

  • Page 156

    The top tray has become full (approx. 250 pages). You must remove all printed pages Top tray from the top tray. When the printer senses that the top tray is empty again, it will paper full continues printing into the top tray.

  • Page 157

    Try adding more memory or changing resolution. See image adapt The printer’s internal memory is running low due to the number of fonts and macros Warning downloaded. Print a status page to see how much user memory is left, and try deleting low memory unnecessary fonts and macros.

  • Page 158: Error Messages

    If Auto Continue is set to On, printing will be automatically resumed after a preset period of time. See This message appears when the printer is in the ready state and the CompactFlash Format error (memory) card is not formatted, and therefore cannot be read or written. Follow the...

  • Page 159

    If you continue reading the memory card, insert the same memory Insert again card into the slot again. The printer again reads it from the beginning of the data. Note: We recommend that you follow the reading procedure from the beginning to ensure correct reading of the memory card.

  • Page 160: Correcting A Paper Jam

    The jam can be corrected by removing the paper. The printer goes off-line when the Paper jam message is displayed. When a paper jam occurs, a paper jam message and the paper jam location are indicated on the message display.

  • Page 161

    Then the printer automatically warms up, goes on-line, and continues printing. Depending on the point at which the jam occurred, the printer may or may not print the jammed page. If paper jams occur frequently, try using a different type of paper, replace with paper from another ream, turn the stack of paper over, or turn the paper the other way around.

  • Page 162: Jam At The Paper Cassette Or Inside The Printer

    Paper is jammed at the paper cassette or inside the printer. Remove the jammed paper using the procedure given below. While the display alternates between the paper jam message and HELP START, press the key.

  • Page 163

    Also, remove the paper jam from rear cover. Close paper transfer unit. - HELP END -- Press If paper is jammed before the registration roller, remove it as shown in A. If paper is jammed under the registration roller, remove it as shown in B.

  • Page 164: Paper Jam At The Option Duplexer

    Correcting a Paper Jam Paper Jam at the Option Duplexer Paper jam Duplexer -- HELP START -- Press Examples of online help messages Open duplexer rear cover and remove the paper jam. Pull out duplex drawer, Paper is jammed inside the rear cover of the option duplexer or at the duplexer drawer.

  • Page 165

    and remove the paper jam. Close rear cover duplex drawer. - HELP END -- Press Remove the jammed paper. Close the rear cover of the duplexer and the duplex drawer. 4-17 Correcting a Paper Jam...

  • Page 166: Paper Jam At The Option Sorter

    Correcting a Paper Jam Paper Jam at the Option Sorter Paper jam Sorter -- HELP START -- Press Examples of online help messages Open sorter rear cover and remove the paper jam Paper is jammed at the option sorter. Remove the jammed paper using the procedure given below.

  • Page 167

    Correcting a Paper Jam Close the rear cover of the option sorter. Close rear cover. - HELP END -- Press 4-19...

  • Page 168

    Correcting a Paper Jam Jam at the MP Tray Paper jam MP tray -- HELP START -- Press Examples of online help messages Check the MP tray and remove the paper jam. Open and close top cover to release paper jam error.

  • Page 169: Chapter 5 Fonts

    Chapter 5 This appendix explains the types of fonts you can use with the printer. A font is a set of characters of a particular design. The design is referred to as a typeface. Several characteristics identify a font. These include the code set (For details on the code sets, read Programming Manual weight, and typeface family.

  • Page 170: List Of Fonts, Pcl (scalable And Bitmap) Fonts

    This section contains a full list of the printer’s internal fonts. The printer has 80 PCL fonts, 1 bitmap font, and 80 PostScript Level 3 compatible fonts. You can print the font list from the printer by using the printer’s operator panel key. To print a list of fonts, see Font may be downloaded to the printer’s memory from an option memory...

  • Page 171

    Font number Font samples List of Fonts...

  • Page 172

    List of Fonts Font number Font samples...

  • Page 173: Kpdl Fonts (1)

    List of Fonts KPDL Fonts (1)

  • Page 174: Kpdl Fonts (2)

    List of Fonts KPDL Fonts (2)

  • Page 175

    Appendix A This appendix explains how to expand the printer’s memory and how to install each option unit. Also refer to the manuals of the respective option units. This appendix explains the following option units: • Expanding the Printer Memory •...

  • Page 176: Available Options

    Serial Interface Board Kit 4 EF-60 Envelope Feeder (IB-11) Holds more envelopes at a time than the MP tray. It can be attached to the front of the printer after the MP tray has been removed. DU-61 5 DU-61 Duplexer Duplexer Performs duplex printing for short edge and long edge binding.

  • Page 177: Expanding The Printer Memory

    By installing DIMM into your printer, the memory in the printer can be increased to a maximum of 288 MB. The expansion memory should be installed only by a Kyocera Mita authorized dealer or Kyocera Mita certified technician.

  • Page 178

    Note Note Removing the Main Circuit Board The main circuit board of the printer is equipped with two sockets for memory expansion. Expansion memory is available in the form of DIMM. The following instructions are intended for the technician only.

  • Page 179

    Remove the two screws from the printer’s rear panel. Pull the main circuit board all the way out of the printer. DIMM Socket Before pulling the main circuit board out, clear away the area, behind the printer. Foreign objects, accidentally sticking to the back of the main circuit board, can cause serious damage to the printer.

  • Page 180

    32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, and 256 MB DIMM can be used for memory expansion. See your Kyocera Mita dealer for purchasing information of the DIMM that are best suited for use with this printer. Installing DIMM Insert the DIMM into the socket as shown below.

  • Page 181

    Removing the Main Circuit Board from the Testing the Expansion Memory After you finish installing DIMM in the printer, test the printer to see if the installation was successful. To test the expansion memory, proceed as follows: Make sure printer is turned off. Plug the power cord into the printer and turn the printer on.

  • Page 182

    Adjusting the Memory on the Printer Driver After you install the additional memory to the printer, follow the instructions below to set the printer driver so that the printer can use the memories efficiently. Click the Windows start button, and click Printers and Faxes.

  • Page 183: Installing Option Units, Pf-60 Paper Feeder

    PF-60 Paper Feeder Note Up to three option paper feeders can be installed below the printer. A paper feeder can hold approximately 500 sheets of paper at a time. By using option paper feeders in conjunction with the printer paper cassette, which can also hold approximately 500 sheets of paper, up to approximately 2,000 sheets of paper can be fed continuously.

  • Page 184

    Installing Option Units Push down the bottom plate until it locks. Set the paper size dial to the size of paper to be used. Adjust the paper guides and paper stopper to the size of paper to be used. A-10...

  • Page 185

    Load paper. • Do not load more paper than will fit under the load limits on the paper guides. Note • The paper cassette will hold approximately 500 sheets of paper with a 80 g/m² (21 lb) basis weight, or with a thickness of 0.11 mm. Load Limit Set the stack of paper so that it is under the clips as shown in the figure.

  • Page 186: Du-61 Duplexer

    Duplex printing can be specified from the application (printer driver). Remove the tape and the pad from the duplexer. While pushing the rear cover release lever inward, remove the duplexer rear cover. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and printer cable. A-12...

  • Page 187

    Gently place the printer on top of the duplexer. Connect the printer cable (parallel interface cable, USB interface cable, serial interface cable or network interface cable) according to your operation environment. If you are using a paper cassette for Legal size paper, be sure to pull the cassette out towards you first before you connect the printer cable.

  • Page 188

    Installing Option Units Pass the connected cable and power cord through the opening in the duplexer. Install the duplexer rear cover. A-14...

  • Page 189: So-60 Sorter

    SO-60 Sorter Install the option sorter on top of the printer. It is equipped with five sorter trays, with a capacity of 200 sheets each. There are three modes in which printouts can be received: the sorter mode, the collator mode, and the mail...

  • Page 190

    If the duplexer is installed, remove the duplexer rear cover, power cord, and printer cable. Remove the sorter connection cover from the printer. Store the removed cover in a safe place. Install the sorter by inserting the four hooks on its attachment legs into the notches in the printer.

  • Page 191

    When removing the sorter, unlock the attachment legs by releasing the levers as shown in the figure one by one, and then lift the sorter. Connect the sorter cable to the printer. Sorter Cable A-17 Installing Option Units...

  • Page 192

    If you are using a paper cassette for Legal size paper, be sure to pull the cassette out towards you first before you connect the printer cable.

  • Page 193

    If the duplexer is installed, secure the power cord to the duplexer. Take care not to loosen the power cord. If the duplexer is installed, remove the two cut-out portions from the upper part of the duplexer rear cover removed in step 5. Reinstall the duplexer rear cover.

  • Page 194

    Installing Option Units Warning Install the five sorter trays to the sorter. Sorter Tray Connect the power cord supplied with the printer to the sorter. Do not move or lift the printer with the sorter installed. A-20...

  • Page 195: Ef-60 Envelope Feeder

    Pull the printer’s paper transfer unit release lever (green colored), then draw the paper transfer unit fully out of the printer. Gently tilt the MP tray toward the printer until that it rests on its side as shown in the figure, and remove the MP tray from the printer by lifting it straight upward.

  • Page 196

    Envelope Feeder Return the paper transfer unit into the printer with the envelope feeder mounted. Load envelopes into the envelope feeder Push the bottom tray downward, as shown in the figure, until you hear a clicking sound to secure it.

  • Page 197

    Pull out the sub-tray that matches the size of the envelopes. Load envelopes into the envelope feeder so that they feed in face up, right edge first. Then adjust the envelope feeder’s paper guides to the width of the envelope. •...

  • Page 198

    Installing Option Units Note Press the paper setting button. The envelope feeder’s bottom tray is lifted and envelopes that are fed are secured to the envelope feeder. • Paper feed errors may occur when using large envelopes. If this happens, remove the envelopes and move the switch to the up ( position as shown in the figure.

  • Page 199: Pt-4/pt-60 Rear Tray

    Use the rear tray when you wish paper to be stacked with the printed side facing up (reverse order), or when you are printing on envelopes, postcards, transparencies, or thick paper. When installing it directly to the printer, use PT-4. If an option duplexer has been installed, use PT-60.

  • Page 200: Network Interface Card

    Network Interface Card Insert the option network interface card into the option interface slot at the rear of the printer. The network interface card enables the printer to be used in a network. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord and printer cable.

  • Page 201

    Connect the network cable. Network Cable Set the network address from the printer operator panel (for details about the modes, see Network Interface Parameters 1-78). A-27 Installing Option Units on page...

  • Page 202: Microdrive (hard Disk)

    Installing Option Units Microdrive (Hard Disk) Insert the Microdrive into its slot on the main circuit board of the printer. If a Microdrive is installed in the printer, received data can be rasterized and stored on this Microdrive. This enables high-speed printing of multiple copies using an electric sort function.

  • Page 203

    Install the Microdrive into its slot on the main circuit board. Return the main circuit board to the printer by reversing the procedure followed when removing it. A-29 Installing Option Units Microdrive Slot Microdrive...

  • Page 204: Compactflash (memory) Card

    Note Insert the CompactFlash card into the card slot located near the handle on the right of the printer. A CompactFlash card is a microchip card that may contain option fonts, macros, forms, etc. The printer reads the contents of the card into its internal memory when printer is turned on.

  • Page 205

    This appendix explains the signals used in the printer’s parallel and RS-232C interfaces. It also lists pin assignments, signal functions, timings, connector specifications, and voltage levels. The RS-232C protocols are also covered. Finally, it explains how to use the printer in a multi-computer environment.

  • Page 206: Parallel Interface, Parallel Interface Communication Modes, Interface Signals

    The pins of the parallel interface connector carry the signals listed in the table in Parallel Connector Pin Assignment the table indicate signals that are active low. The table also indicates whether each signal is incoming or outgoing with respect to the printer. on page 1-74. Transmission Nibble/ECP Nibble —...

  • Page 207

    In/out Strobe* [nStrobe] In/Out Data 0 [Data 1] In/Out Data 1 [Data 2] In/Out Data 2 [Data 3] In/Out Data 3 [Data 4] In/Out Data 4 [Data 5] In/Out Data 5 [Data 6] In/Out Data 6 [Data 7] In/Out Data 7 [Data 8] Acknowledge* [nAck] Busy [Busy] Paper Empty [PError], returns paper empty status if FRPO...

  • Page 208

    It goes low when the GO key is pressed to set the printer offline. +5 V DC (Pin 18) This line is connected to the printer’s +5 V DC line (+5 V ±0.5 V , maximum 400 mA, fused).

  • Page 209: Usb Interface, Specifications, Interface Signals

    USB Interface Specifications Interface Signals This printer supports the Full-Speed 2.0 USB. USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface specifications and interface signals are as follows. Basic specification Complies with the Full-Speed USB 2.0. Connectors Printer: B-type receptacle (female) with upstream port...

  • Page 210: Serial Interface (option), Rs-232c Interface

    This pin is connected directly to the printer frame. TXD - Transmit Data - (Pin 2) This output carries asynchronous data sent by the printer to the computer. It is used mainly in handshaking protocols. RXD - Receive Data - (Pin 3) This input carries serial asynchronous data sent by the computer to the printer.

  • Page 211: Rs-232c Protocol

    RS-232C Protocol SG - Signal Ground - (Pin 7) All signals can transmit between the printer and the host computer to send each signal with a signal ground. DTR - Data Terminal Ready - (Pin 20) This output is used as a buffer nearly-full handshake line. It is held high (above 3 volts) when the buffer can accept more data.

  • Page 212

    RS-232C Protocol Note H4: Parity Parameter value Meaning Table B-6 The factory setting is “None” (0 on the status printout). H5: Protocol logic Parameter value Combination of 1 and 3 below DTR/DSR, positive logic DTR/DSR, negative logic XON/XOFF ETX/ACK XON/XOFF recognized only as protocol Table B-7 The factory setting is 0.

  • Page 213: Prescribe Frpo D0 Command

    PRESCRIBE FRPO D0 Command The PRESCRIBE FRPO D0 command provides control over XON/XOFF operation when an error occurs on the serial interface. The following table summarizes the error status corresponding to different D0 values. Timing of XON transfer to host while Ready or Waiting XON sent every 3-5 seconds XON not sent Table B-8...

  • Page 214: Rs-232c Cable Connection, Obtain A Suitable Rs-232c Cable, Connecting The Printer To The Computer

    IBM communication adapter cable type 1502067 unless you purchase a null modem adapter. Check that the power of both the printer and the computer is switched off. Discharge yourself of static electricity by touching a metal object such as a doorknob.

  • Page 215

    With Windows XP , make settings as follows: Click on the Start button in the Windows XP task bar and align the cursor with Settings, then click on Control Panel from among the items displayed. The Control Panel window opens. Double click on System. System Properties window opens.

  • Page 216

    RS-232C Cable Connection With Windows 95/98/Me, make settings as follows: Click on Start button in the Windows 95/98/Me Task Bar and align the cursor with Settings, then click on Control Panel from among the items displayed. The control panel folder opens. Double click on System. System Properties opens.

  • Page 217

    In DOS, enter the following commands: C:\>MODE COM1:96,N,8,1,P C:\>MODE LPT1:=COM1 To test the interface, enter the following: CTRL P C:\>DIR CTRL P The software settings made using the above procedures are temporary. On most computers, permanent settings must be made with DIP switches. B-13 RS-232C Cable Connection...

  • Page 218

    Specifications Appendix C...

  • Page 219

    Specifications Specifications Item Printing method Printing speed Resolution First print Warm-up time Controller Main memory Interfaces Memory card slot Hard disk slot Self test Maximum duty cycle Drum Developer Main charger Transferring Separation Drum cleaning Drum discharging Fuser Toner saving Paper Paper feed trays Capacity of output trays...

  • Page 220

    Item Ambient conditions Power requirements Power consumption Operating noise (in accordance with ISO 7779 [Bystander Position, sound pressure level at the front]) Dimensions Weight Table C-1 (Continued) Description Temperature: 10 to 32.5 °C (50 to 90.5 °F) Humidity: 20 to 80 % RH Optimum conditions: 23 °C (73.4 °F), 60 % RH Altitude: Max.

  • Page 221

    Glossary Glossary-1...

  • Page 222

    MP tray, the first paper will always feed from there even if another paper source is selected. The printer is set to the cassette mode (another MP tray operation mode) as the factory default, but you can change this setting from the operator panel.

  • Page 223

    Operator panel This is located on the top of the printer. The panel consists of the message display three indicators and eight keys. The message display shows the printer’s status. Press the keys when you want to switch the printer between online and offline status, or to cancel printing.

  • Page 224: Index

    Index Index-1...

  • Page 225

    Adhesive label 2-8 Alarm (Buzzer) setting 1-104 Amorphous silicon drum x Auto continue 1-105 Cassette size 1-24 Charger unit 3-10 Cleaning 3-9 charger wire 3-9 grid cleaner 3-10 paper transfer unit 3-13 Cleaning knob 3-9 Code job 1-67, 1-72 CompactFlash card xii, 1-81, A-2, A-30 Developer unit 4-3 DIMM A-4 Duplexer (DU-61) 4-16, A-12...

  • Page 226

    Plastic bag 3-2 PRESCRIBE command xi, xiii, B-9 PRESCRIBE Programming Manual xiii Print density 1-95 Print quality 4-3 Printer driver 1-6, A-8, Glossary-3 Printer drivers guide xiii Protocol 1-76, B-7 RAM disk 1-81, Glossary-3 Rear tray (PT-4/PT-60) A-25, Glossary-3 Recycled paper 2-11...

  • Page 227

    ©2003, 2004 is a trademark of Kyocera Corporation 2004.1...

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