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AR-5127 Series
PRINTER OPERATION MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
INDEX

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  • Page 1 AR-5127 Series PRINTER OPERATION MANUAL INTRODUCTION CONTENTS INDEX...
  • Page 2: Top Of Chapter 2

    INTRODUCTION This manual describes the printer feature of the AR- Warning: 5127 digital laser copier/printer. This product is a class A product. If it is operated in households, offices or similar surroundings, it can NOTES: This manual describes only the printer feature. For produce radio interferences at other appliances, so information about copier functions, maintenance, that the user has to take adequate countermeasures.
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL In this manual, the following buttons are displayed at the This manual uses a link function that allows you to jump bottom of each page. Click these buttons to move to a related page. If you click green, underlined text, the quickly to your desired page.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION SHARING PRINTER HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL SHARING THE PRINTER USING WINDOWS NETWORKING 26 SHARED PRINTER SETTINGS On the computer to which the printer is directly connected 27 PRINTING FROM A COMPUTER CLIENT SETTINGS NORMAL PRINTING Supplementary notes on printing GENERAL INFORMATION PRINTER DRIVER FEATURES USING THE OPERATION PANEL...
  • Page 5: Ready To Print

    PRINTING FROM A COMPUTER NORMAL PRINTING (1) In most cases, it is not necessary to use the operation Check the operation panel to confirm that the panel when printing documents from your computer. ONLINE indicator is lit. When a document is sent to the printer from the If the ONLINE indicator is not lit, press the PRINT key computer, the printer will automatically print the to select the print mode and then press the...
  • Page 6: Top Of Chapter 6

    PRINTING FROM A COMPUTER NORMAL PRINTING (2) Check the paper tray(s) to ensure that the To cancel a print job desired paper is loaded. To interrupt a print job when the printer is printing, press key in the print mode to select "OFFLINE". The Using the computer and any appropriate application printer will enter the offline mode and stop printing.
  • Page 7: Supplementary Notes On Printing

    PRINTING FROM A COMPUTER NORMAL PRINTING (3) Supplementary notes on printing If you try to start printing before the printer is turned on When setting A5 or 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (invoice) size paper or while the message "Warming up. Please wait." is in a paper tray or in the bypass tray, be sure to set the displayed, immediately after the printer is turned on, paper longest side first into the feed slot, otherwise...
  • Page 8: Operation Panel

    USING THE OPERATION PANEL OPERATION PANEL (1) The operation panel is used to set the display contrast, paper size, and other parameters. The operation panel also lets you use key operator programs to adjust printer settings. CONFIGURING SETTINGS FROM THE OPERATION PANEL Operation panel keys and the printer basic screen are shown below.
  • Page 9: Display

    USING THE OPERATION PANEL OPERATION PANEL (2) Display The display in the print mode is composed of three sections: message display, status information, and machine image. Message display Messages are displayed regarding the printer status and operation. Status information The online or offline mode is indicated. Also the selected paper size is indicated when a print job is executed.
  • Page 10: Indicators

    USING THE OPERATION PANEL OPERATION PANEL (3) Indicators The indicators show printer status as described below: ONLINE indicator DATA indicator Indicates that the printer is online and Indicates that there is print data data can be transferred and printed. remaining in memory but printing has been stopped.
  • Page 11: Operation Keys

    USING THE OPERATION PANEL OPERATION PANEL (4) Operation keys To make printer settings from the operation panel, use OK key Press to confirm the selected the operation keys which have the following functions: setting or entered data in the PRINT mode. PRINT key Press to select the PRINT BACK key...
  • Page 12: Special Function

    USING THE OPERATION PANEL CONFIGURING SETTINGS FROM THE OPERATION PANEL Procedure for selecting basic menu settings The printer operation panel is used to adjust print Use the key or key to select "PAPER SIZE settings. SET", "DISPLAY CONTRAST", "KEY Follow these steps to adjust the print settings from the OPERATOR PRG.", and press the OK key.
  • Page 13: Outline Of Troubleshooting

    If a problem persists after checking the If a notice page is printed, refer to the section entitled list, please consult your authorized SHARP dealer. "NOTICE PAGE PRINTED" to clear a memory error. For problems inside the printer, such as paper feeding NOTICE PAGE PRINTED errors and paper misfeeds, see the operation manual.
  • Page 14 TROUBLESHOOTING OUTLINE OF TROUBLESHOOTING (2) PRINTER DOES NOT PRINT PRINTER DRIVER PROBLEMS The printer does not operate. The printer driver is uninstallable. The printer is on but data is not received (DATA The printer cannot be selected from computer. indicator does not blink). The printer driver does not operate correctly.
  • Page 15: Printer Does Not Print

    TROUBLESHOOTING PRINTER DOES NOT PRINT (1) The printer does not operate. Check: Printer plugged in? Solution: Plug the printer into a grounded outlet. Check: Power switch on? Solution: Turn the power switch on. CONTENTS INDEX TOP OF CHAPTER...
  • Page 16 "SPECIFICATIONS" in the Operation Manual for the machine. Check: Correct printer driver installed? Solution: Install the appropriate printer driver. For the procedure for installing the printer driver, see the separate "AR-5127 Series SOFTWARE SETUP" manual. CONTENTS INDEX TOP OF CHAPTER...
  • Page 17 TROUBLESHOOTING PRINTER DOES NOT PRINT (3) The printer is on, data has been received (DATA indicator was blinking) but is not printed. Check: Copy job being performed? Solution: Wait until the copy job is complete. You can also change jobs in the job status screen.
  • Page 18: Improper Printing Operation

    TROUBLESHOOTING IMPROPER PRINTING OPERATION (1) Printing is slow. Printed characters (or graphics) are different from those on screen (garbled characters). Check: Simultaneous use of two or more Check: Interface cable not connected properly? application software programs? Solution: Securely plug the interface cable into the Solution: Start printing after quitting all unused connectors of the printer and computer.
  • Page 19 TROUBLESHOOTING IMPROPER PRINTING OPERATION (2) The printer does not print the full image. Check: Paper size loaded in machine larger than Check: Page layout too complex? that specified on used application software or printer driver? Solution: Simplify the page layout. Solution: Load the machine with paper of correct size.
  • Page 20 TROUBLESHOOTING IMPROPER PRINTING OPERATION (3) Paper specified from application is not used. Printer write error occurs. Check: Is the paper selection setting in the Check: Timeout time too short? printer driver appropriate? Solution: Open the printer driver properties and Solution: Place the desired size of paper in the select a longer timeout setting.
  • Page 21: Print Quality Problems

    Start using the printer some time after power-on or change the operating Check: Toner cartridge was previously used in environment. another SHARP printer? Solution: Avoid using a toner cartridge which was Check: Fusing rollers dirty? used in another printer. It will cause dirty...
  • Page 22: Printer Driver Problems

    Install the printer driver correctly. For the Solution: Delete unnecessary files and application procedure for installing the printer driver, software to increase the free space of the see the separate "AR-5127 Series hard disk. SOFTWARE SETUP" manual. Check: Are you using a compatible operating The printer driver does not operate correctly.
  • Page 23: Notice Page Printed

    The memory can be extended by adding commercially a normal output was not able to be executed. available memory modules. For details, contact your SHARP dealer. Please refer to the operation manual for the solution method. Disabling notice page printing...
  • Page 24: Error Messages Shown During Printing

    TROUBLESHOOTING ERROR MESSAGES SHOWN DURING PRINTING If any error occurs during printing, an error message will appear in the display of the operation panel. Follow the message directions to solve the problem. When the messages below appear, see the operation manual. Display message Cause Remedy...
  • Page 25: Uninstalling The Printer Driver

    'Delete' from the shortcut menu. double-click the 'Add/Remove Programs' icon. Follow the instructions on your screen. Delete the 'SHARP AR-5127 Series printer driver' from the list of applications. For more information, refer to your operating manual or to the help files for your operating system.
  • Page 26: Sharing The Printer Using Windows Networking

    SHARING PRINTER SHARING THE PRINTER USING WINDOWS NETWORKING The printer can be used as a shared printer in a Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP network environment. Note that the Windows network environment must already be established. Shared printer Client with shared printer Client Client Client...
  • Page 27: Shared Printer Settings

    In an operating system other than Windows XP, double-click the printer icon. Click the 'Start' button, select 'Settings', and Right-click the 'SHARP AR-5127' printer driver then click 'Control Panel'. icon, and click 'Sharing' from the shortcut menu. Double-click the 'Network' icon.
  • Page 28: Client Settings

    SHARING PRINTER CLIENT SETTINGS (1) Follow the procedure below to install the printer driver in Click the 'Next' button. the client. NOTE: This page provides steps for Windows XP Home Edition users only. If your operating system is Windows 95/98/ Me/2000/XP Professional, refer to the operation manual or the help file of your operating system.
  • Page 29 SHARING PRINTER CLIENT SETTINGS (2) Select 'Browse for a printer', and click the 'Next' Select the printer to be shared in the network, button. and click the 'Next' button. The contents of this window will vary depending on your network environment. Select settings in the 'Default Printer' screen, and click the 'Next' button.
  • Page 30 The 'Port Name' dialog box will appear. the printer driver. For the procedure for installing the printer driver, see the separate "AR-5127 Series SOFTWARE SETUP" manual. Click the 'Start' button, select 'Settings', and then click 'Printers'. Right-click the 'SHARP AR-5127' printer driver icon, and click 'Properties' from the shortcut menu.
  • Page 31: Printer Driver Features

    GENERAL INFORMATION PRINTER DRIVER FEATURES (1) Setting Selections Initial setting Main Copies 1 to 999 Collate On/Off N-Up Printing 1-Up/2-Up/4-Up 1-Up Border On/Off Staple On/Off User Settings Factory Defaults [User Settings] Setting Name Up to seven names, 20 characters each Paper Paper Size A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6, Ledger, Letter, Legal,...
  • Page 32 GENERAL INFORMATION PRINTER DRIVER FEATURES (2) Setting Selections Initial setting Transparency Print On/Off Paper Output Center Tray, Job Separator Tray, Finisher Offset Tray Center Tray [Custom] Width 100.0 to 297.0 (mm.)/3.94 to 11.69 (in.) 100.0 (mm.)* Length 148.0 to 431.8 (mm.)/5.83 to 17.00 (in.) 148.0 (mm.)* Size millimeters/inches...
  • Page 33 GENERAL INFORMATION PRINTER DRIVER FEATURES (3) Setting Selections Initial setting Watermarks Watermark (None)/TOP SECRET/CONFIDENTIAL/DRAFT/ (None) ORIGINAL/COPY Text Size 6 to 300 Angle -90 to +90 Gray Scale 0 to 255 On First Page Only On/Off Configuration Input Tray Two Trays/Three Trays/Four Trays Two Trays Output Tray Options None/Job Separator/Staple Finisher...
  • Page 34: Glossary

    GENERAL INFORMATION GLOSSARY interface cable printer driver An electrical cable which transfers data between a A printer driver is software designed to convert print data computer and a printer. from any application into data understandable by the printer so that the printer can quickly and efficiently print local printer out the data.
  • Page 35: Key Operator Programs

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS A variety of key operator programs are available which allow a key operator to adjust certain printer settings, functions, or operating conditions. These programs are listed on the following pages. LIST OF KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS General information accessing...
  • Page 36: List Of Key Operator Programs

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS LIST OF KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS A list of key operator programs for the printer feature is provided below. Factory default settings are indicated in boldface type. The programs with the settings "On" and "Off" are set by pressing the OK key so that a check mark is displayed in the check box. Program Possible settings Description...
  • Page 37: Using The Key Operator Programs

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS USING THE KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS (1) Basic procedure for accessing key operator programs To access the printer key operator programs, follow the Use the keys to select "KEY steps below. OPERATOR PRG." and press the OK key. The following display will appear.
  • Page 38: Rotated Print

    KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS USING THE KEY OPERATOR PROGRAMS (2) Use the keys to select "PRINTER" and Follow instructions for the program. press the OK key. Use the , , key to select the desired item or use the numeric keys to enter a number. Then press The following display will appear.
  • Page 39: Index

    INDEX Auto tray switch I/O timeout Paper size set Indicators PRINT key Print quality problems Printer driver BACK key Printer driver features Key operator programs Printing CLEAR ALL key CLEAR key Machine image Rotated print Client Memory Message display Sharing printer DATA indicator Network SPECIAL FUNCTION key...