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  • Page 1

    Please read this guide thoroughly before you use the printer. You can print or view this guide from the CD-ROM at any time. Please keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place for quick and easy reference at all times. Brother Laser Printer USER’S GUIDE...

  • Page 2: Laser Printer

    BROTHER FAX-BACK SYSTEM Brother Customer Service has set up an easy-to-use fax-back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and information about our products. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can send the information to any fax machine, not just the one from which you are calling.

  • Page 3

    Indicates warnings that must be observed to prevent possible personal injury. Caution Indicates cautions that must be observed to use the printer properly or prevent damage to the printer. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note Indicates notes and useful tips to remember when using the printer.

  • Page 4: To Use The Printer Safely

    Warning After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! When you open the covers of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustrations. Caution After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Power supply...1-5 Environment ...1-6 What Kind of Paper Can I Use? ... 1-7 Type and Size of Paper...1-7 Choose the Paper Size, Media Type and so on in the Printer Driver Settings ...1-9 PCL Driver ... 1-9 PS Driver ... 1-10 Macintosh Driver...

  • Page 6

    Printer Driver ... 2-1 Features in the PCL Printer Driver (Windows Basic Tab ... 2-2 Advanced Tab ... 2-3 Accessories ... 2-8 Support Tab ... 2-9 Features in the PS Printer Driver (Windows Details Tab ... 2-10 Paper Tab ... 2-11 Graphics ...

  • Page 7

    Back Button ... 3-12 LED ... 3-13 DATA - Orange LED... 3-13 LCD Display ... 3-14 BACK LIGHTS ...3-14 Printer Status Messages ... 3-15 How to Use the Control Panel ...3-16 Control Panel Menus...3-18 INFORMATION... 3-19 PAPER... 3-20 QUALITY ... 3-20 SETUP...

  • Page 8

    TONER EMPTY Message ... 5-5 Replacing the Toner Cartridge... 5-5 CHANGE DRUM SOON Message... 5-11 Replacing the Drum Unit ... 5-11 Cleaning ...5-14 Cleaning the Printer Exterior ... 5-14 Cleaning the Printer Interior ... 5-15 Cleaning the Corona Wire ... 5-17 Maintenance Messages...5-19...

  • Page 9

    LCD Messages... 6-1 Error Messages ...6-1 Maintenance Messages...6-3 Service Call Messages ...6-4 Troubleshooting Paper Handling ... 6-5 Paper Jams and How to Clear Them ... 6-6 JAM TRAY1 ...6-7 JAM TRAY2 ...6-9 JAM MP TRAY ...6-10 JAM INSIDE ...6-11 JAM REAR ...6-13 JAM DUPLEX...6-17 PAPER JAM...6-20 Improving the Print Quality ...

  • Page 10

    Printer Specifications...A-1 Print Media and Size ... A-5 What Is Important When You Choose Paper to Use with This Printer... A-8 Emulation Modes...A-11 HP LaserJet Mode... A-11 BR-Script 3 Mode ... A-11 EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes ... A-12 Resident Fonts ...A-13...

  • Page 11: A B O U T T H I S P R I N T E R What Is In The Carton

    When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following parts. Drum Unit Assembly (with Toner Cartridge) Documentation CD-ROM Printer AC Power Cord Paper Cassette Fig. 1-1 CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...

  • Page 12

    Do not use a parallel cable that is longer than 3 metres (10 feet). • The power cord may differ slightly from this figure depending on the country where you purchased the printer. • When you use a USB cable, make sure to use a high-speed twisted cable (12Mbps), and connect it to the USB connector of your PC.

  • Page 13: General View

    Control Panel Cover Release Button Paper Cassette Multi-purpose Tray Extension Flap Front cover Multi-purpose Tray Extension Face Down Output Tray CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Fig. 1-2...

  • Page 14

    Interface Cover Parallel Interface Connector USB Connector PCB Access Plate Power Switch AC Power Inlet Duplex Tray Paper Adjustment Lever for Duplex Printing Face Up Output Tray Face Up Tray Extension Fig. 1-3...

  • Page 15: Positioning The Printer

    Do not share the same power circuit with other high-power appliances such as an air conditioner, copier, shredder and so on. If you cannot avoid using the printer with these appliances, we recommend that you use an isolation transformer or a high-frequency noise filter.

  • Page 16

    Use the printer only within the following ranges of temperature and humidity: Ambient temperature: Ambient humidity: Do not block the air exit on top of the printer. Do not place objects on top of the printer, especially on the air vent. Ventilate the room in which you use the printer.

  • Page 17: What Kind Of Paper Can I Use

    Upper Paper Tray Multi-purpose Tray Optional Lower Tray The printer usually loads paper from the installed Multi-purpose Tray, Upper Paper Tray or Optional Lower Paper Tray. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note Use your computer to view each selection in the following table Click on the ticks in the following table when you want to see detailed information about each selection.

  • Page 18

    Upper Paper Tray (Tray 1) A4, Letter, Legal, Paper Size 8.5 x 13 in., B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO), Executive, A5, A6, Capacity 250 sheets (80 g/m or 21 lbs.) We recommend the following print methods (output tray) for each paper media type: Media Type Face Down...

  • Page 19: Choose The Paper Size, Media Type And So On In The Printer Driver Settings

    Before printing, choose the Paper size, Media type, Paper Source in the Printer Driver. PCL Driver CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Select the Paper Size and Layout (Multiple Page). Select the Orientation, number of Copies and Media Type. Select the Paper...

  • Page 20: Ps Driver

    PS Driver Select the Paper size. Select the Layout and Orientation. Select the Paper source and number of Copies. Select the Printer features, and then select the Media Type. 1-10...

  • Page 21: Macintosh Driver

    Macintosh Driver CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1-11 In Page Attributes, select the Paper size, Orientation and Scaling. In General, select the number of Copies and Paper Source. In Layout, select the Pages per sheet, Layout direction and Border. Select Print on Both Sides if you want this to be a two-sided document.

  • Page 22: Recommended Paper

    Use Long grain paper ♦ Use paper with a moisture content of about 5% ♦ This printer can use recycled paper that meets the DIN 19309 specification. Recommended paper should have the following technical specifications: ♦ Basis Wait 75 – 90 (g/m2) ♦...

  • Page 23: Printable Area

    The figure below shows the part of the paper that will be printed on. Portrait Fig. 1-4 Landscape Fig. 1-5 CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Letter 0.17 inch (4.2 mm) 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) 0.17 inch (4.2 mm) 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) Letter 0.17 inch (4.2 mm)

  • Page 24: Printing From The Paper Cassette

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Pull the paper cassette completely out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Adjust the paper guides at the right-hand side and back of the paper cassette to match the paper size you want to load. Make sure that the tips of the paper guides fit into the slots correctly.

  • Page 25

    Do not put more than 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m or the paper may jam. You can load paper up to the lines on the sliding guide. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Fig. 1-8 Fig. 1-9 or 21 lb.) in the cassette...

  • Page 26

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Put the paper cassette back into the printer. Make sure it is completely in the printer. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note • Extend the Extension Flap to prevent the paper from sliding off the Face Down Output Tray.

  • Page 27: Printing From The Multi-purpose Tray

    Print menu, you can change the paper size by using the paper menu on the printer control panel. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Open the Multi-purpose Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Unfold the Multi-purpose Tray Extension. For more information, see Chapter 3. Fig. 1-11 Fig. 1-12 1-17 CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...

  • Page 28

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Place paper in the Multi-purpose Tray so it touches the back of the tray and remains below the limit mark. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note When you place paper on the Multi-purpose Tray, note the following: •...

  • Page 29

    • When you print on transparencies, use the Face Down Output Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Select the MP Tray from paper source. Paper source is in the Basic tab of the printer driver. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1-19...

  • Page 30: Printing To The Face Up Output Tray (face Up Printing)

    When the Face Up Output Tray is open, the printer has a straight paper path from the Paper Cassette or Multi-purpose Tray to the rear of the printer. Use this output method when you want to print on special media that is thick or should not be bent, such as labels, card stock or envelopes.

  • Page 31

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Place the paper into the Paper Cassette or Multi-purpose Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. After the printer ejects all the printed pages, remove them and close the Face Up Output Tray. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...

  • Page 32: Printing Envelopes

    • with transparent windows, holes, cutouts or perforations. If you use any of the types of envelope listed above, they may damage your printer. This damage is not covered under any warranty or service agreement. Fig. 1-17...

  • Page 33

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Open the Multi-purpose Tray. CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER For more information, see Chapter 3. Fig. 1-18 1-23...

  • Page 34

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Unfold the Multi-purpose Tray Extension. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Open the Face Up Output Tray and pull out the extension flap. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Place envelopes, with the side to be printed on face up, in the Multi-purpose tray so they touch the back of the tray and remain below the limit mark.

  • Page 35

    Insert the leading edge of the paper first and push it gently into the tray. • The top of the paper stack must be under the guides that are on both sides of the tray. The maximum thickness is 11 mm (or 0.43 inch). CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1-25 (36 lbs),...

  • Page 36

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Press and slide the paper width adjuster to fit the envelope size. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note • Make sure that neatly stacked envelopes are correctly seated in the Multi-purpose Tray; otherwise, envelopes may not be fed correctly, resulting in skewed printouts or paper jams.

  • Page 37: Printing On Labels And Transparencies

    • We recommend that you use labels and transparencies that are made for laser printers. • Use labels and transparencies that can withstand intense heat; the interior of the printer reaches very high temperatures while printing. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note •...

  • Page 38

    Warning Do not touch transparencies that have just been printed because they are very hot! ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Open the Multi-purpose Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Unfold the Multi-purpose Tray Extension. When you use labels, open the Face Up Output Tray. When you use transparencies, print to the Face Down Output Tray.

  • Page 39

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Select the driver settings as follows: To be printed on Transparencies Labels Fig. 1-25 Paper Size Media Transparencies Letter Thick paper Letter 1-29 CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER (36 lbs), Paper Source Tray 1 MP tray MP tray...

  • Page 40: Printing On Both Sides Of The Paper (duplex Printing)

    Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper: • If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle. • If paper is curled, straighten it, and then place it in the paper cassette. • Use A4, Letter or Legal size plain paper (60 to 105 g/m Do not use bond paper.

  • Page 41

    Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. Select Duplex Printing mode in the Advanced tab, make sure that ‘Use Duplex Unit’ has been selected, and then click the OK button. The printer will print on both sides of the paper automatically.

  • Page 42

    For Macintosh user Change the Pages per sheet setting in Layout. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Click the 'File' menu, and then select the 'Print' option. You will see a dialogue similar to the one below: ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Click the "General"...

  • Page 43

    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER From here you have the choice to select the Pages per sheet, Layout direction and Border. Select the option you require for your print job. See the image below. 1-33...

  • Page 44: Booklet Printing (for Pcl Driver Only)

    The supplied printer drivers for ® Windows 2000/XP Guidelines for Booklet Printing • If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle. • If paper is curled, straighten it, and then place it in the paper cassette. • Use A4 or Letter size plain paper (60 to 105 g/m2 or 16 to 28 lb.). Do not use bond paper.

  • Page 45

    CHAPTER 1 ABOUT THIS PRINTER ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. After you check the Duplex function in the Advanced tab, check the Booklet Printing function. Select the Duplex mode. The printer will print a Booklet automatically.

  • Page 46: Manual Feed

    If you place paper in the Multi-purpose Tray and the setting MANUAL FEED = ON has been set in the PAPER mode from the control panel, the printer will load paper only from the Multi-purpose Tray. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note When you feed paper manually, note the following: •...

  • Page 47: Printer Driver

    A Printer Driver is software that translates data from the format used by a computer into the format required by a particular printer. Typically, this is done using a printer command language or page description language. The printer drivers for the following operating systems are on the CD-ROM that we have supplied.

  • Page 48: Features In The Pcl Printer Driver (windows Users Only)

    ® ® You can download the latest driver or get other product information by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at You can also change settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the tab screen. Basic Tab Select the Paper size, Multi-page, Orientation, Copies and Media Type.

  • Page 49: Advanced Tab

    CHAPTER 2 DEIVER AND SOFTWARE Advanced Tab Change the tab settings by pressing these icons as follows: 1. Print Quality 2. Duplex / Booklet Printing 3. Watermark 4. Page Setting 5. Device Options...

  • Page 50

    Contrast, Graphics mode settings and TrueType mode options. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Duplex Printing This printer has a Duplex Printing function as standard. If you select the Duplex icon, the dialogue box for duplex settings will appear. There are six types of duplex options available for each orientation.

  • Page 51: Page Setting

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Watermark You can put a watermark logo or text into your documents. When you use a bitmap file as a watermark, you can change the size of the watermark and put it anywhere you like on the page. When you use text as a watermark, you can change the font, darkness and angle settings.

  • Page 52

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Device Options You can the following Print Function modes in this tab. Job Spooling Quick Print Setup Sleep Time Status Monitor Macro s Administrator (Windows Insert Command File Page Protection Print Date & Time TrueType Mode ®...

  • Page 53

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Job Spooling You can reprint a document without sending the data again from your PC because the printer will save data that you specify for reprinting. • Last Job Reprint: • Secure Print: For more information about the Reprint function, see “REPRINT button” in Chapter 3.

  • Page 54: Accessories

    This function detects the optional devices that have been installed. The available functions are reflected in the printer driver. When you press “Auto Detect”, options that are installed on the printer will be listed. You can manually add or delete options. Tray and other settings will match the installed options.

  • Page 55: Support Tab

    Support Tab • You can download the latest driver or get other product information by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at • You can see the printer driver version. • You can check the current driver settings. • You can print the Configuration page, Test page, and so on.

  • Page 56: Features In The Ps Printer Driver

    The screens shown in this section are from Windows your PC vary depending on your Windows Details Tab Choose the port where your printer is connected or the path to the network printer you are using. Choose the printer driver that you have installed.

  • Page 57: Paper Tab

    Paper Tab Select the Paper size, Layout and Orientation. Select the Paper source. Select the Duplex function. CHAPTER 2 DEIVER AND SOFTWARE 2-11...

  • Page 58: Graphics

    Graphics Set the Resolution, and so on. 2-12...

  • Page 59: Device Options

    Device Options You can change settings by clicking on the setting and then choosing a new value in the Change setting for box. Toner Save Mode Sleep Mode Media Type HRC setting Job spooling (You need to set the RAM Disk size first. information, see Chapter Select the installed options from the list.

  • Page 60: Features In The Ps Printer Driver

    ® ® You can download the latest driver or get other product information by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at Page Setup You can set the Paper size, Orientation and Scale. 2-14 ® ® http://solutions.brother.com...

  • Page 61: Layout

    CHAPTER 2 DEIVER AND SOFTWARE Layout Set the layout, and so on. 2-15...

  • Page 62: Specific Options

    Specific Options Set the Media Type, Resolution, secure printing, and so on. 2-16...

  • Page 63: Software For Networks

    SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Storage Manager Brother Storage Manager software can manipulate the printer forms that you may have stored in the internal flash memory. You can print the fixed form document at any time from the control panel.

  • Page 64

    If the screen does not appear, click Start and choose Run, enter the CD - drive letter and type \START.EXE (for example: D:\START.EXE). ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Select the LANGUAGE, and then follow the on-screen instructions. The printer driver will complete the installation. 2-18...

  • Page 65: Apple Laserwriter 8 Driver

    The Apple LaserWriter Driver may have been installed with your system. It is also available at LaserWriter 8 versions 8.6 and 8.7 have been tested for use with this printer. PostScript Printer Description Files (PPDs) PPDs, in combination with the Apple LaserWriter 8 Driver, access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer.

  • Page 66: Automatic Emulation Selection

    This printer has an Automatic Emulation Selection function. When the printer receives information from the computer, it automatically chooses the emulation mode. This function has been set at the factory to ON. The printer can select among the following emulation combinations:...

  • Page 67: Automatic Interface Selection

    3. Since the Automatic Interface Selection mode has been set at the factory to ON, simply connect the interface cable to the printer. If a Network board (Brother NC-4100h) has been installed, select NETWORK mode on the printer control panel.

  • Page 68: Printer Settings

    The printer settings have been set at the factory before shipment. They are called “Factory Settings.” Although you can operate the printer with these factory settings unchanged, you can tailor the printer with user settings. Please see “List of Factory Settings” in Chapter ✒...

  • Page 69: Chapter C O N T R O L P A N El

    Fig. 3-1 CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL...

  • Page 70: Job Cancel Button

    You can control the basic print operations and change the printer settings with the seven buttons on the control panel Set, Back). Job Cancel Reprint Back (Go, Job Exit from the Control panel menu, Reprint settings and Error messages. Pause / Continue printing.

  • Page 71: Go Button

    ✒ Note If you do not wish to print the remaining data when the printer is in PAUSE, you can cancel the job by pressing the J button to clear the PAUSE and return the printer to the “READY” state.

  • Page 72

    The display shows “JOB CANCELLING” until cancelling is completed. After cancelling the job, the printer returns to the “READY” state. When the printer is in any state except receiving data or printing, the display shows “NO DATA!!!” and you cannot cancel the job.

  • Page 73: Reprint Button

    When you increase the RAM size for secure printing, the work area of the printer is decreased and printer performance will be reduced. When you store data in RAM, the data will be deleted when the printer power is turned off.

  • Page 74: Reprinting The Last Job

    When REPRINT is set to OFF using the control panel and you press the • If you want to cancel reprinting, press the J • If the printer does not have enough memory to spool the print job, it will print only the last page. • Pressing the to be reprinted.

  • Page 75

    Reprint the Last JOB 3 Times ✒ Note If you print using the printer’s own driver, the settings for Job Spooling in the printer driver will take priority over the settings made on the printer control panel. For more information, see “Job Spooling” in Chapter 2.

  • Page 76: Printing Secure Data

    ! Printing SECURE Data Secure documents are password protected. Only those people that know the password will be able to print the document. The printer will not print the document when you send it for printing; to print the document you must use the control panel of the printer.

  • Page 77

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Operations for Printing Secure Data Press the Reprint ↓ LAST JOB ↓ SECURE ↓ ✶✶✶✶✶✶✶ USER ↓ ✶✶✶✶✶✶✶ ↓ PASS NO.=0000 ↓ COPIES= ↓ PRINTING If there is no data, button. Press Press Set. Press – to select the user name.

  • Page 78

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ When There Is No Reprint Data in Memory If the printer does not have any data in buffer memory and you press the button, the LCD briefly shows “NO DATA STORED.” ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ When You Cancel the Reprint Job Pressing the J button also allows you to cancel a paused reprint job.

  • Page 79: Menu

    You can press the + time, or you can hold down the + the number you want, press the S – button when the printer is in the on-line state – button allows you to scroll forward or backward through –...

  • Page 80: Set Button

    ! Set Button Pressing the S number. After you change the menu or number, an asterisk will appear briefly on the right side of the message and the mode will return to the previous menu. ! Back Button Press the B level.

  • Page 81: Led

    The lamps light or blink to indicate the current printer status. ! DATA - Orange LED Blinking Data remains in the printer buffer. Receiving or processing data No remaining data 3-13 CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL...

  • Page 82: Back Lights

    The display shows the printer status. When you use the control panel buttons, the display will change. If any problems occur, the display shows the error message to prompt you to take action. “TROUBLESHOOTING” in Chapter 6. Green (General) Red (Error)

  • Page 83: Printer Status Messages

    ! Printer Status Messages The following table shows the printer status messages that are displayed during normal operation: READY PROCESSING SLEEP PRINTING SELF TEST PAUSE NOW INITIALIZING WARMING UP MEMORY SIZE=XX MB JOB CANCELLING RESOLUTION ADAPT PRESS SET TO PRINT...

  • Page 84: How To Use The Control Panel

    When you operate the M following basic steps: • If control panel buttons are not pressed for 30 seconds, the LCD returns to READY. • When you press the S briefly appears at the end of display. After that, the display returns to the previous menu level.

  • Page 85

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ For Example: When You Want to Turn the MP FIRST Setting ON Choose this setting to feed paper from the Multi-purpose Tray first. READY ↓ INFORMATION ↓ PAPER ↓ SOURCE ↓ MP FIRST ↓ =OFF ↓ ↓...

  • Page 86

    We named the Paper tray in this manual and LCD panel as shown below: There are 8 modes. For more information about the selections available for each mode, refer to the pages listed below. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ INFORMATION For more information, see page 3-19 ♦...

  • Page 87: Information

    REMAIN PF KIT2 REMAIN FUSER REMAIN LASER Printer serial number. ROM firmware version (only Network users) ROM date (only Network users) Network firmware version Network date The size of memory in this printer. =###### =###### =###### =###### =###### =###### 3-19...

  • Page 88: Paper

    ! PAPER =AUTO / MP TRAY /TRAY1 / TRAY2 SOURCE =MP>T1>T2 / T1>T2>MP TRAY PRIORITY =OFF/ON MP FIRST Feed paper from the MP tray first. =ANY / LETTER / LEGAL / A4 / … MP SIZE =OFF/ON MANUAL FEED =ANY / LETTER / LEGAL / A4 / … TRAY1 SIZE =ANY / LETTER / LEGAL / A4 / …...

  • Page 89: Setup

    SETUP = ENGLISH /FRANÇAIS /… LANUGAGE =0/1/2 LCD DENSITY =1:99MIN. POWER SAVE TIME =OFF/ON AUTO CONTINUE =OFF/ON LOCK PANEL Turns the lock panel function on/off. PASS NO.=### =ON/OFF RERRINT PROTECT = AUTO PAGE PROTECTION =AUTO (EPSON)/AUTO(IBM)/ HP LASERJET/…. EMULATION =OFF/ON KEEP PCL =0/1/2…MB RAMDISK SIZE...

  • Page 90: Print Menu

    PAPER =1:999 COPIES Shows the number of printed pages. =PORTRAIT/LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION This printer can print pages in portrait or landscape orientation. This printer can be adjusted to correct the page format. PRINT POSITION X OFFSET=0 Y OFFSET=0 =OFF/1:5:99 (sec) AUTO FF=OFF...

  • Page 91

    Line feed and carriage return occurs when the printer reaches the right margin. =ON/OFF Line feed and carriage return occurs when the printer position reaches the bottom margin. =#### Set the left margin at column 0 to 126 columns at 10 cpi.

  • Page 92

    PRINT MENU (continued) HP LASERJET BOTTOM MARGIN (continued) LINES EPSON FX-850 FONT NO. FONT PITCH/POINT SYMBOL/CHARACTER TABLE PRINT AUTO LF=OFF AUTO MASK LEFT MARGIN RIGHT MARGIN TOP MARGIN BOTTOM MARGIN LINES =#### Set the bottom margin at a distance from the bottom edge of the paper: 0, 0.33, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0”...

  • Page 93

    PRINT MENU (continued) IBM PROPRINTER FONT NO. FONT PITCH/POINT SYMBOL/CHARACTER TABLE PRINT AUTO LF=OFF AUTO CR=OFF LEFT MARGIN RIGHT MARGIN TOP MARGIN BOTTOM MARGIN LINES BR-SCRIPT ERROR PRINT =I0000:????? =???.?? PC-8/… Set the symbol set and the character set. Print code table. =OFF/ON ON: CR→CR+LF, OFF: CR→CR...

  • Page 94: Network

    NETWORK TCP/IP TCP/IP ENABLE IP ADDRESS= SUBNET MASK= GATEWAY= IP BOOT TRIES IP METHOD NETWARE NETWARE ENABLE NET FRAME =ON/OFF APPLETALK =ON/OFF NETBEUI =ON/OFF DLC/LLC =ON/OFF BANYAN =ON/OFF =ON/OFF NETBIOS/IP =AUTO/100B-FD/100B-HD/10B-FD/10B-HD ENET =ON/OFF ###.###.###.### ###.###.###.### ###.###.###.### =AUTO/STATIC/RARP/BOOTP/DHCP =ON/OFF =AUTO/8023/ENET/8022/SNAP 3-26...

  • Page 95: Interface

    = Level1:5:15 INPUT BUFFER Increase or decrease the input buffer capacity. When using the parallel interface PARALLEL HIGH SPEED BI-DIR=ON/OFF RESTART PRINTER? =ON/OFF Turns the high-speed parallel communications ON/OFF. =ON/OFF Turns the bi-directional parallel communications ON/OFF. 3-27 CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL...

  • Page 96: Reset Menu

    RESET MENU Resets the printer and restores all printer settings – including command RESET PRINTER settings – to settings you have previously made with the control panel buttons. Resets the printer and restores all printer settings – including command FACTORY RESET settings –...

  • Page 97: Set Ip Address

    ! Set IP Address INFORMATION ↓ NETWORK ↓ TCP/IP ↓ TCP/IP ENABLE ↓ IP ADDRESS= ↓ 192.0.0.192 ↓ 123.0.0.192 ↓ 123.45.67.89 ↓ 123.45.67.89 – – – Press the button to select the “NETWORK” Mode. Press the button. Press the button. Press the button.

  • Page 98: About Emulation Modes

    The HP LaserJet mode (or HP mode) is the emulation mode in which this printer emulates the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet laser printer. Many software applications support this type of laser printer. Using this mode will allow your printer to operate at its optimum performance with those applications.

  • Page 99: List Of Factory Settings

    PANEL, PAGE COUNTER and local language for display messages. • The COPY setting is always restored to the factory setting when the printer is turned off and on again. • It is not possible to reset the NETWORK settings from the Control panel.

  • Page 100

    SOURCE TRAY PRIORITY MP FIRST MP SIZE MANUAL FEED TRAY1 SIZE TRAY2 SIZE DUPLEX QUALITY RESOLUTION TONER SAVE DENSITY SETUP LANGUAGE LCD DENSITY POWER SAVE TIME AUTO CONTINUE LOCK PANEL REPRINT EMULATION KEEP PCL =AUTO =MP>T1>T2 =OFF =ANY =OFF =ANY =ANY =OFF =600...

  • Page 101

    PRINT MENU MEDIA TYPE PAPER COPIES ORIENTATION PRINT POSITION AUTO FF TIME FF SUPPRESS HP LASER JET =PLAIN PAPER =A4/LETTER =PORTRAIT X OFFSET=0 Y OFFSET=0 =OFF FONT NO.=IO59 FONT PITCH/POINT=10.00/12.00 SYMBOL/CHARACTER SET=PC8 AUTO LF=OFF AUTO CR=OFF AUTO WRAP=OFF AUTO SKI=ON LEFT MARGIN=#### RIGHT MARGIN=#### TOP MARGIN=####...

  • Page 102

    PRINT MENU EPSON FX-850 (continued) IBM PROPRINTER BR-SCRIPT FONT NO.= IO 59 FONT PITCH/POINT=10.00/12.00 SYMBOL/CHARACTER SET=US ASCII AUTO LF=OFF AUTO MASK=OFF LEFT MARGIN=#### RIGHT MARGIN=#### TOP MARGIN=#### BOTTOM MARGIN=#### LINES=#### FONT NO.= IO 59 FONT PITCH/POINT=10.00/12.00 SYMBOL/CHARACTER SET=PC8 AUTO LF=OFF AUTO CR=OFF LEFT MARGIN=#### RIGHT MARGIN=####...

  • Page 103

    NETWORK TCP/IP NETWARE APPLETALK NETBEUI DLC/LLC BANYAN NETBIOS/IP ENET TCP/IP ENABLE=ON IP METHOD=AUTO IP ADDRESS=192.0.0.192 SUBNET MASK=0.0.0.0 GATEWAY=0.0.0.0 IP BOOT TRIES=3 IP METHOD=AUTO NETWARE ENABLE=ON NET FRAME=AUTO =AUTO 3-35 CHAPTER 3 CONTROL PANEL...

  • Page 104: O P T I O N S Optional Accessories

    This printer has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the printer with these items. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Options Lower Tray Unit LT-500 See Lower tray unit See Network option in this chapter Optional Font Package...

  • Page 105

    Paper cassette (Tray 1) 250 sheets To purchase the optional Lower Tray Unit (Tray 2), consult the dealer where you purchased the printer. Expands up to a total of 600 sheets Fig. 4-1 Multi-purpose Tray (MP tray) 100 sheets...

  • Page 106

    Flap. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Lift the printer carefully with both hands and put it on top of the Lower Tray Unit. Make sure that the alignment pins of the Lower Tray Unit are positioned into the guide holes of the underside of the printer.

  • Page 107

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. After installing the Lower Tray Unit, press Auto Detect in the Accessories tab of the printer driver. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 6. Change the Paper size, Media Type and Paper resource setting in the printer driver Properties tab.

  • Page 108

    Installing the Network board enables you to use the printer in the TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, DLC/LLC, Banyan VINES, DEC LAT and NetBEUI environments. Useful utilities such as BRAdmin Professional and Network Printing software for the administrator are included. For more information about Set Up, see the Network User’s Guide.

  • Page 109

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Unscrew the two screws that secure the PCB Access Plate. Remove the plate. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Remove the two screws securing the Network Board Cover Plate and remove the plate. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Unpack the Network Board.

  • Page 110

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 6. Insert the Network Board connector into the PCB connector, and then secure it with the two screws removed in Step 4. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 7. Re-install the PCB Access Plate, and then secure it with the two screws you removed in Step 3.

  • Page 111

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 8. Re-install the Interface Cover. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 9. Plug the power cord into the AC outlet, and then turn on the power switch. Fig. 4-8...

  • Page 112

    CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS HL-1850: This printer has 16 Mbytes of standard memory and one slot for optional expansion memory. The memory can be expanded up to 144 Mbytes by installing a commercially available dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). (The standard memory installed varies depending on the country where the printer is purchased.)

  • Page 113

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Minimum Memory Recommendation HL-1850 (Including 16 Mbytes of Internal Memory) HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes Letter/A4 Legal BR-Script 3 mode Letter/A4 Legal Duplex printing HP LaserJet BR-Script 3 300 dpi 600 dpi Standard Standard Standard...

  • Page 114

    HL-1870N (Including 32 Mbytes of Internal Memory) HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850, and IBM Proprinter XL emulation modes 300 dpi Letter/A4 Standard Legal Standard BR-Script 3 mode 300 dpi Letter/A4 Standard Legal Standard Duplex printing 300 dpi HP LaserJet Standard BR-Script 3 Standard 600 dpi HQ1200...

  • Page 115

    CAS Lantency Clock Frequency Capacity: Height: Parity Dram Type: SDRAM can be used. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note For more information, consult the dealer where you purchased the printer. TECHWORKS PM-HP 16M-BR TECHWORKS PM-HP 32M-BR TECHWORKS PM-HP 64M-BR TECHWORKS PM-HP 128M-BR...

  • Page 116

    Turn off the printer, and then unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Disconnect the interface cable (printer cable) from the printer. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note Be sure to turn off the power to the printer before you install or remove the DIMM. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2.

  • Page 117

    Do not touch the memory chips or the board surface. Wear an antistatic wrist strap when you install or remove the board. If you do not have an antistatic wrist strap, frequently touch the bare metal on the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5.

  • Page 118

    AC outlet, and then turn on the power switch. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 10. After you turn on the printer, the current RAM disk size will appear on the LCD. Check it to make sure you added the new memory correctly.

  • Page 119

    IR-1000 connects to any printer and print data without connecting cables. Support IrDA1.1 Infrared communication standard. • Fully compatible with Windows • 4.0,Windows Transmits and receives data up to 4 Mbits/s. • Connects to the PC parallel port and connects to the Centronic (parallel) •...

  • Page 120

    CHAPTER 4 OPTIONS The optional font package (BS-3000) is a CD-ROM from which you can install the 136 PS3 Agfa TrueType Fonts. 4-17...

  • Page 121: R O U T I N E M A I N T E N A N C E Replacing The Consumables

    You need to replace the consumables regularly. When the time comes to replace consumables, the following messages will appear on the LCD panel. (Appears at intervals) TONER LOW See the ‘TONER LOW’ message explanation in this chapter. TONER EMPTY See the ‘TONER EMPTY’ message explanation in this chapter. CHANGE DRUM SOON See the ‘CHANGE DRUM SOON’...

  • Page 122: Replacing Maintenance Parts

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Accessories Toner Cartridge See ‘Replacing the Toner Cartridge’ in this chapter Replacing Maintenance Parts You need to replace the maintenance parts regularly to maintain print quality. When it is time to replace the parts, the following messages will appear on the LCD.

  • Page 123: Toner Cartridge

    • If you change the print density setting for lighter or darker printing, the amount of toner that is used will change (more for darker printing). • Do not unpack the toner cartridge until immediately before you are to use it in the printer. CHAPTER 5 MAINTENANCE...

  • Page 124: Toner Low Message

    TONER LOW Message (appears at intervals) TONER LOW If the LCD shows this message, the toner cartridge has nearly run out of toner. Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready before you get a TONER EMPTY message. To replace the toner cartridge, refer to ”Replacing the Toner Cartridge”...

  • Page 125: Toner Empty Message

    TONER EMPTY Message Check printed pages, page counter, and display messages routinely. If the display shows the following message, the printer has run out of toner or the toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge. TONER EMPTY Replacing the Toner Cartridge ✒...

  • Page 126

    • We recommend that you put the Drum Unit Assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner. • To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown below.

  • Page 127

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Press the Lock Lever down, and then pull the Toner Cartridge out of the Drum Unit Assembly. Caution Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner spills on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off immediately with water. ✒...

  • Page 128

    • Use a genuine Brother Toner Cartridge that is specially formulated for high-quality printing. • Printing with a toner or a toner cartridge that is not made by Brother may reduce the print quality and the quality and life of the printer itself. It may also cause serious damage to the performance and life of a drum unit.

  • Page 129

    (L) before you put the Drum Unit back in the printer. Home Position Caution Make sure that you return the tab to the Home position (L) before you put the Drum Unit back in the printer. If you do not, printed pages may have vertical stripes. Fig. 5-6 Fig. 5-7...

  • Page 130

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 8. Put the Drum Unit back into the printer. Close the Front Cover. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the Toner Cartridge. See “Cleaning” in this chapter.

  • Page 131: Change Drum Soon Message

    For best performance, only use genuine Brother toner. You should only use the printer in a clean, dust-free environment with suitable ventilation.

  • Page 132

    • We recommend that you put the drum unit Assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner. • To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown below.

  • Page 133

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Unpack the new Drum Unit. Caution Wait to unpack a Drum Unit until immediately before you put it in the printer. If an unpacked Drum Unit is put in direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged.

  • Page 134: Cleaning

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Wipe dirt and dust away from the printer exterior with a damp cloth and allow the printer to dry completely before turning the power on again. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note Use water or neutral detergents for cleaning.

  • Page 135: Cleaning The Printer Interior

    Turn off the power switch, and then unplug the power cord. Warning There are high voltage electrodes inside the printer. Before cleaning the printer, make sure you have turned off the power switch and unplugged the power cord from the outlet. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2.

  • Page 136

    Gently wipe the scanner window with a soft dry cloth. Warning After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely HOT! When you open the covers of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the following illustrations.

  • Page 137: Cleaning The Corona Wire

    • We recommend that you put the drum unit Assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill the toner. • To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown below.

  • Page 138

    Be sure to position the tab to the Home position, or printed pages will have a thick vertical stripe. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Put the drum unit back into the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Close the Front Cover.

  • Page 139: Maintenance Messages

    This printer will regularly prompt you to replace parts so you can rely upon it to maintain the best print quality. LCD Message Item REPLACE FUSER Fixing unit REPLACE PF Paper feeding kit KIT1 REPLACE PF Paper feeding kit KIT2...

  • Page 140: Lcd Messages

    SIZE ERROR T1 Replace the Toner Cartridge with a new one. See “Replacing the Toner Cartridge” in Chapter 5. Load paper into the indicated printer tray. Close the Front Cover. Close the Jam Clear Cover. See illustration of the Jam Clear Cover in this chapter.

  • Page 141

    Specify the printable paper size. Install the Duplex Tray correctly. Set Paper Adjustment Lever for duplex printing. Install the standard paper cassette (Tray 1) into the printer. Clean the corona wire. See "Cleaning the Corona Wire" in Chapter 5. Put in the correct size of paper.

  • Page 142: Maintenance Messages

    CHANGE DRUM SOON TONER LOW REPLACE PF KIT1/2 REPLACE FUSER KIT REPLACE LASER KIT The drum unit is almost at the end of its life. Prepare a new drum unit. See “CHANGE DRUM SOON Message” in Chapter 5. Prepare a new Toner Cartridge. See “TONER LOW Message”...

  • Page 143

    When any of the following messages appear on the LCD, turn the printer Off, wait 5 seconds, and then turn the printer On again. If this does not clear the problem, consult your dealer or an authorised Brother service representative.

  • Page 144

    Make sure that the MANUAL FEED on the control panel. • The printer can load envelopes from the Multi-purpose Tray. Your application software must be set up correctly to print on the envelope size you are using. This is usually done in the page setup or document setup menu of your software.

  • Page 145: Jam Tray1

    When there is a paper jam in the printer, it will stop printing and display the following messages. The shaded areas in the following illustrations show the locations of the jammed paper. PAPER JAM If you see the “PAPER JAM” error message, there are several possible places that the paper could have jammed.

  • Page 146

    JAM TRAY1 Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam: ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Pull the Paper Cassette completely out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer. CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Fig.

  • Page 147

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Put the paper cassette back into the printer. Caution Do not pull out the standard Paper Cassette (Tray 1) while paper is being fed from the Optional Lower Paper Cassette, as this will cause a paper jam.

  • Page 148: Jam Tray2

    Pull the lower paper cassette completely out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Using both hands, pull the jammed paper out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Put the lower paper cassette back into the printer.

  • Page 149: Jam Mp Tray

    JAM MP TRAY Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam: ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Remove the jammed paper from the Multi-purpose Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Put all the paper back into the Multi-purpose Tray correctly. Fig.

  • Page 150: Jam Inside

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Pull the Drum Unit Assembly out of the printer. Pull the Paper Cassette completely out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3.

  • Page 151

    Take care not to stain your hands and clothes with toner. Immediately wash toner stains with cold water. • Never touch the transfer roller. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Put the drum unit and Paper Cassette back into the printer. Close the Front Cover. Fig. 6-9 6-12...

  • Page 152: Jam Rear

    • We recommend that you put the Drum Unit Assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth so you don’t accidentally spill the toner. • To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown below.

  • Page 153

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 3. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer. If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 7. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Open the Face Up Output Tray. Fig. 6-10 Fig. 6-11 6-14...

  • Page 154

    Caution After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer are extremely hot! Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Open the Jam Clear Cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.

  • Page 155

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 7. Put the drum unit back into the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 8. Close the Front Cover. 6-16...

  • Page 156: Jam Duplex

    JAM DUPLEX Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam: ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Open the Face Up Output Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. CHAPTER 6 TROUBLESHOOTING Fig. 6-14 Fig.

  • Page 157

    If the paper jam cannot be cleared, go to the next step. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Pull the Duplex Tray and Paper Cassette out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 5. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer.

  • Page 158

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 6. Put the Duplex Tray and Paper Cassette back into the printer. ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note • The JAM DUPLEX message appears if you remove a sheet of paper from the Face Down Output Tray after only one side has printed.

  • Page 159: Paper Jam

    PAPER JAM Follow the instructions below to clear a paper jam: ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 1. Pull the Paper Cassette completely out of the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 2. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer. If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 10.

  • Page 160

    Press the Cover Release Button, and then open the Front Cover. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 4. Pull the drum unit completely out of the printer. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If the paper jam can be cleared, go to Step 8.

  • Page 161

    ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 7. Close the Jam Clear Cover. Close the Face Up Output Tray. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 8. Put the drum unit back into the printer. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 9. Close the Front Cover. ☛ ☛ ☛ ☛ 10.

  • Page 162

    “Place the Printer” in Chapter 1. • If the whole page is too light, toner save mode may be on. Turn the toner save mode off on the Printer Properties tab of the Driver. • Try using a new Toner Cartridge.

  • Page 163

    Make sure you use paper that meets our specifications. “What Kind of Paper Can I Use” in Chapter 1. • Chose the ‘Thick Paper Mode’ in the printer driver, or use thinner paper than you are currently using. • Check the printer’s environment because conditions such as high humidity may cause this problem.

  • Page 164

    Image Defect Examples 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) White Spots Printed pages have white spots in black text and graphics at intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.). 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) Black Spots Printed pages have black spots at intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.).

  • Page 165

    Image Defect Examples 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) White Spots Printed pages have white spots in black text and graphics at intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.). 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) Printed pages have black spots at intervals of 94 mm (3.7 in.).

  • Page 166

    • The problem may disappear by itself. Try printing a few pages to clear this problem especially if you have not used the printer for a long time. • The drum unit may be damaged. Put in a new drum unit.

  • Page 167

    I Use?” in Chapter 1. • If you don’t use the printer very often, the paper may have been in the paper cassette for too long. Turn over the stack of paper in the paper cassette. Also, try rotating the paper 180° in the paper cassette.

  • Page 168

    Check that you have chosen the appropriate printer driver as ‘Set as Default’. • Check that the printer is not connected to the same port that is also connected to a storage device or scanner. Remove all other devices and connect the port to the printer only.

  • Page 169: Other Problems

    Recommendation • Check that the DOS application software interface settings match that of your printer. For example, if you are using a parallel printer cable, you would most likely set your DOS software printer port to LPT1. •...

  • Page 170: Br-script 3 Language

    Chapter 4. You need the following settings to print this type of data: 1. Select the printer you use in the Printer folder. 2. Press the “Advanced” button on the PostScript tab. 3. Select the “Tagged binary communication protocol” in the Data format section.

  • Page 171: A P P E N D Ix

    ENGINE Technology Normal Print Speed Duplex Printing First Print Time Windows Windows NT Windows Windows Electrophotographic Letter: 19 ppm Up to 8.5 ppm Less than 12 sec ® 95 / 98 / Me / HQ1200 ® 4.0 / 600 dpi ®...

  • Page 172

    CONTROLLER Processor Option Interface Standard Option Interface Network Connectivity Protocol Management Tool Emulation Resident Fonts BR-Script 3 Option Fujitsu MB86834 100MHz HL-1850 16MB HL-1870N 32MB HL-1850 1 DIMM (100pin) slot (16, 32, 64, 128MB); expandable up to 144MB HL-1870N 1 DIMM (100pin) slot (16, 32, 64, 128MB);...

  • Page 173

    Printer Driver 2000 and Windows BR-Script 3 Windows Internet Print software Utility Software Storage Manager CONTROL PANEL Display 7 Buttons Buttons PRINTER DRIVER FUNCTIONS Page Layout N-up Printing Poster Printing Watermark Printing Booklet Printing Yes Other SUPPLIES Toner Drum DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTS...

  • Page 174: Power Consumption

    Ecology Power Save Toner Save From standard Paper Cassette Brother HQ1200 technology provides the best print quality while printing at full engine speed. On BR-Script driver (PPD file) with Mac OS 8 or later High Resolution Control Advanced Photoscale Technology ®...

  • Page 175: Print Media And Size

    The paper trays and LCD panel descriptions in this manual are named as shown below. Upper Paper Tray Multi-purpose Tray Optional Lower Tray The printer loads paper from the installed Multi-purpose Tray, Upper Paper Tray or the Optional Lower Paper Tray. Media Type Tray 1 ✔...

  • Page 176

    Upper Paper Tray (Tray 1) A4, Letter, Legal, Paper Size 8.5 x 13 in., B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO), Executive, A5, A6, 250 sheets Capacity (80 g/m Multi-purpose Tray (MP Tray) Width: 70 to 216 mm (2.75 to 8.5 in.) Length: 116 to 356 mm (4.57 to 14.0 in.) 100 sheets...

  • Page 177

    Transparencies Label Envelopes Card Stock You can select the priority of the paper source by using the Paper menu on the printer control panel. For more information about the paper settings, see Chapter 3. Paper Output Face up ✔ ✔...

  • Page 178

    The basis weight of the paper for general use varies in different countries. We recommend that you use paper that weighs 75 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 (20 to 24 lb.), although this printer is able to cope with thinner or thicker paper than these weights.

  • Page 179: Moisture Content

    However, many forms of acid paper can be found in recycled paper. We recommend that you use neutralized paper for this printer. You can use an acid paper check pen to distinguish acid paper from neutral paper.

  • Page 180

    Rough estimate of basis weight Paper size Letter Folio Legal Executive 210 x 297 mm 148 x 210 mm 105 x 148 mm B5 (JIS) 182 x 257 mm B6 (ISO) 125 x 176 mm B5 (ISO) 176 x 250 mm Envelope Monarch Envelope #9...

  • Page 181: This Printer

    This printer has the following emulation modes: ! HP LaserJet Mode This printer uses the HP LaserJet mode (or HP mode) that emulates the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet laser printer. Since many application software packages support the HP LaserJet printer, your printer will operate at its optimum performance in this mode.

  • Page 182: Epson Fx-850 And Ibm Proprinter Xl Modes

    ! EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes The EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL modes are the emulation modes this printer uses to emulate the industry-standard dot matrix printers of their respective manufacturer. Since most applications support these printers, you do not have to be concerned about compatibility.

  • Page 183: Resident Fonts

    This printer has the following scalable fonts and bitmapped fonts. The fonts that can be used will vary according to the current emulation mode. ! HP LaserJet, EPSON FX-850 and IBM Proprinter XL Modes ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Scalable Fonts: Intellifont compatible fonts: •...

  • Page 184

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Type 1 Font Compatible Fonts: • Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique • Calgary MediumItalic • Copenhagen Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic • Portugal Roman, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Original Fonts: • Bermuda Script • Germany •...

  • Page 185: Br-script 3 Mode

    APPENDIX ! BR-Script 3 Mode Scalable Fonts: • Atlanta Book, BookOblique, Demi, DemiOblique • Alaska, Extrabold • Antique Oakland, Oblique, Bold • Bermuda Script • BR Dingbats • BR Symbol • Brougham, Oblique, Bold, BoldOblique • Brussels Light, LightItalic, Demi, DemiItalic •...

  • Page 186: Ocr Symbol Sets

    When the OCR-A or OCR-B font is selected, its corresponding symbol set is always used. • OCR-A • OCR-B A–16...

  • Page 187: Hp Laserjet Mode

    ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note Not all fonts support all symbol sets. Roman 8 (8U) ISO Latin1 (0N) ISO Latin2 (2N) ISO Latin5 (5N) ISO Latin6 (6N) PC-8 (10U) PC-8 D/N (11U) PC-850 (12U) PC-852 (17U) PC-775 (26U) PC-1004 (9J) PC-8 Turkish (9T) Windows Latin1 (19U) Windows Latin2 (9E)

  • Page 188: Epson Mode

    US ASCII PC-8 PC-8 D/N PC-850 PC-852 PC-860 PC-863 PC-865 PC-8 Turkish German UK ASCII I French I PC-8 PC-8 D/N PC-850 PC-852 ✒ ✒ ✒ ✒ Note If you want to know the characters that are available in each symbol/character set, you can see them in the TABLE PRINT menu in PRINT MENU mode for each emulation.

  • Page 189

    APPENDIX ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ HP LaserJet 6P A–19...

  • Page 190

    The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to be replaced in the Roman 8 character set. For other characters, see the Roman 8 character set. A–20...

  • Page 191

    ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ HP LaserJet IIP/6P, EPSON FX-850, IBM Proprinter XL ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ EPSON FX-850 A–21 APPENDIX...

  • Page 192

    The following table shows characters available only in the corresponding character set. The numbers at the top of the table are code values with which characters are to be replaced in the US ASCII character set. For other characters, see the US ASCII character set. A–22...

  • Page 193: Trademarks

    The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Apple, the Apple Logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks in the United States and other countries, and TrueType is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Apple Macintosh, iMac, LaserWriter, and AppleTalk are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

  • Page 194

    (For USA Only) Responsible Party: Brother International Corporation declares, that the products Product Name : Brother Laser Printer HL-1850, HL-1870N Model Numbers : Product Options : complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two...

  • Page 195

    A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 196

    United States. MANUFACTURED: Brother Corporation (Asia) Ltd. Brother Buji Nan Ling Factory Gold Garden Ind., Nan Ling Village, Buji, Rong Gang, Shenzhen, CHINA This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR...

  • Page 197

    The label shown below is attached in countries where it is required. This printer has a Class 3B Laser Diode that emits invisible laser radiation in the Scanner Unit. The Scanner Unit should not be opened under any circumstances.

  • Page 198

    Disconnect Device This printer must be installed near a power outlet that is easily accessible. In case of emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the power outlet in order to shut off power completely.

  • Page 199

    230 V. IMPORTANT - Wiring Information (For U.K. Only) If the power cord supplied with this printer is not suitable for your electrical outlet, remove the plug from the mains cord and fit an appropriate three-pin plug. If the replacement plug is intended to take a fuse then fit a fuse with the same rating as the original.

  • Page 200

    The colours of the wiring in the power lead of this printer may not correspond with the markings which identify the terminals in your plug. If you need to fit a different plug, proceed as follows. Remove a length of the cord outer sheath, taking care not to damage the coloured insulation of the wires inside.

  • Page 201

    Safety : EN60950:1992 + Al:1993 + A2:1993 + A3:1995 + A4:1997 + A11:1997 EMC : EN55022:1998 Class B EN55024:1998 EN61000-3-2:1995 + A1:1998 + A2:1998 EN61000-3-3:1995 Year in which CE marking was First affixed : 2001 Issued by : Brother Industries, Ltd. Date : 29 October 2001 Place : Nagoya, Japan Signature :...

  • Page 202: I N Dex

    - key ... - button ... + button... AC power cord ... AC power inlet ... accessory ... Apple LaserWriter... automatic emulation selection ... automatic interface selection... back light ... Back button... bitmapped font... booklet ... BRAdmin professional ... BR-Script 3 ... BR-Script 3 mode ...3-30, character sets ...

  • Page 203: Printable Area

    ... 3-13 print media ... 1-7, 1-9, print menu ... print menu mode ... print quality... printable area ... printer driver... 2-19 printer status message ... 1-36 4-10 3-11 quality mode... 1-17 RAM ... replace fuser ... 3-26 replace laser ...

  • Page 204: Service Call Messages

    Reprint button ... reset menu mode ... reset printer ... scalable font ... scanner unit ... scanner window... secure data... service call message ... Set button ... setup mode... Storage Manager... switch... symbol set ... 3-28 TCP/IP ... 3-28 toner cartridge...5-2, TONER LOW ...

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