Polaroid P-500 User Manual

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P-500 Digital Photo Printer
User Guide


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    P-500 Digital Photo Printer User Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Editing the Print Queue Clearing the Print Queue Troubleshooting Printer does not function at all Printer does not print when I press Print Some images printed, but then the printer stopped There is a problem with the memory card There is a problem with the print queue...

  • Page 3: Kit Contents

    Kit Contents The Polaroid P-500 Digital Photo Printer prints photos taken with your digital camera. a P-500 Digital Photo Printer b Shoulder Strap c User’s Guide, Quick Reference/Label, Registration Card d Polaroid 500 Instant Film Select Select image copies To Select Images and Copies...

  • Page 4: Things You Should Know

    When you trans- fer the memory card to the P-500, you can print the tagged images without having to set the print queue. This guide refers to this feature as DPOF (digital print order format).

  • Page 5: Printer Features, Control Buttons, Display Panel, Side Panel

    Printer Features Control buttons a On/Off b Arrows/Select c OK/Confirm d Print Display panel The display panel indicates printer status. e Image number Copy count g Film count h Power indicator Print queue Side panel Card eject button k Memory card slot Film compartment door User’s Guide...

  • Page 6: Inserting The Shoulder Strap, Loading The Film Pack

    Inserting the Shoulder Strap Insert strap as shown. Push through and attach to other end. Loading the Film Pack Your printer uses Polaroid 500 instant film. The film pack contains the bat- tery power for the printer. Open the film compartment as shown.

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    film pack. When the power level shows only the two smallest bars to print your images. To conserve battery life, the printer shuts down after several seconds of inactivity. To reactivate the printer press and hold retains your selections.

  • Page 8: Printing Digital Photos, Inserting The Memory Card, Setting The Print Queue

    Printing Digital Photos Inserting the memory card Use the printer display panel to select images and that you want to print before or after insert- ing the memory card. Slide open the memory card slot door. Insert the card, label-side up, into the slot.

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    The film count (b) displays the frames avail- able. You can program as many images as there are frames. Select the image number you want. Press The Copies (c) field becomes active. Choose the number of copies you want. The default number is 1. Press The print queue (d) displays the image num- ber.

  • Page 10: Tagging Images

    Press and hold The printer detects tagged image files. The P-500 alerts you that it detects DPOF or Locked images. You may continue with, or ignore, this method of printing. The default setting is to continue to print tagged images.

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    To print, press A message Printing (#) of (#) appears. Each photo prints in several seconds. If the number of tagged files exceeds the number of frames available, a message such as: Print 10 of 15? indicates the total number of frames available (10) and the number of tagged files detected on your memory card (15).

  • Page 12: Editing The Print Queue, Clearing The Print Queue

    Clearing the Print Queue You can clear the queue any time. If you have pressed Print, the current photo will finish print- ing before the P-500 shuts down. • Press User’s Guide P–500...

  • Page 13: Troubleshooting, Printer Does Not Function At All, Printer Does Not Print When I Press Print

    • If using the printer at temperatures below 55°F(13°C), keep film packs warm, then load just before use. Printer does not print when I press Print . The default image number is “000.” • Select an image to print. The film pack is jammed.

  • Page 14: There Is A Problem With The Memory Card

    • Recheck the image number using your camera’s LCD. Certain digital cameras create image files in a method not supported by the P-500. If you encoun- ter a conflict, go to online support at PolaroidDigi- tal.com; or call Polaroid Customer Support at 1.800.897.0356.

  • Page 15: Display Panel Messages, General, Memory Card

    The printer detects To Print, press OK; Locked or DPOF to ignore and files when you turn manually set the on the printer. The print queue, select default selection is Cancel, then press Print. Queue is full. You To continue, press can print as many Print.

  • Page 16: Film Errors

    (corrupted, non- JPEG format), pre- vent the printer from operating. There may be a dis- crepenacy between image numbering in your camera and the P-500. Explanation All available frames have been printed. User’s Guide P–500 Resolution Use only Compact- Flash Type I & II (2-...

  • Page 17: Fcc Notice

    FCC Notice This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party respon- sible for compliance could void the user's author- ity to operate the equipment.

  • Page 18: Precautions, Printer Precautions, Film Precautions

    To avoid electrical shock, do not expose to or immerse in water or other fluids, disassem- ble, or operate if dropped or damaged. Contact Polaroid Customer Service for repair informa- tion. This film uses a caustic paste. Avoid contacting skin, eyes, or mouth with the paste.

  • Page 19: Polaroid Customer Support, One Year Limited Warranty, Emc Statement (europe)

    Polaroid Customer Support Internet: www.PolaroidDigital.com Telephone: 1-800-897-0356, (U.S.A.) You can call Polaroid toll-free within the U.S.A., 7 days a week, 8 to 8 Eastern Standard A.M. P.M. Time. Please identify the Polaroid product and if possible, its serial number. We offer a variety of Customer Support Ser- vices.

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    • Supports DPOF and image lock • Print quality: Full color continuous tone prints • Automatic image enhancement • Film type: Polaroid 500 Instant film • Image size: 2.15” x 2.86” (54.6mm x 72.6mm) • Print time: < 20 seconds •...

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    ©2000 Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, MA 02139, U.S.A., owner of the trademark “Polaroid”. All other product names may be the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. PU-21674M-0 User’s Guide P–500...

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