Reducing the Printer Noise
The silent function allows you to reduce the operating noise of this printer. Select when you wish to reduce
the operating noise of the printer at night, etc.
Using this function may lower the print speed.
The procedure for using the quiet mode is as follows:
1. Open the
printer driver setup window
2. Click Quiet Settings on the Maintenance tab
The Quiet Settings dialog box opens.
• If the printer is off or if communication between the printer and the computer is disabled, an
error message may appear because the computer cannot collect the printer status.
3. Set the quiet mode
If necessary, specify one of the following items:
Do not use quiet mode
Select this option when you wish to use the printer with volume of normal operating noise.
Always use quiet mode
Select this option when you wish to reduce the operating noise of the printer.
Use quiet mode during specified hours
Select this option when you wish to reduce the operating noise of the printer during a specified
period of time.
Set the Start time and the End time of the quiet mode you wish to be activated. If both are set to
the same time, the quiet mode will not function.
• You can set the quiet mode from the operation panel of the printer, the printer driver, or
ScanGear (scanner driver).
No matter how you use to set the quiet mode, the mode is applied when you perform operations
from the operation panel of the printer or printing and scanning from the computer.
• If you specify a time for Use quiet mode during specified hours, quiet mode is not applied to
operations (copy, direct print, etc.) performed directly from the printer.
4. Apply the settings
Make sure that the printer is on and click OK.
Click OK when the confirmation message appears.
The settings are enabled hereafter.