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CONTENTS GETTING STARTED INTRODUCTION CAUTIONS MAIN FEATURES PART NAMES OPERATION PANEL INSTALLATION COPIER INSTALLATION CAUTIONS ON HANDLING CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES UNPACKING REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray) POWER TO COPIER POWER ON –...
CONTENTS SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT USER MAINTENANCE – – – – COPIER TROUBLE? MISFEED REMOVAL – A Misfeed in the paper feed area – B Misfeed in the fusing area – C Misfeed in the transport area –...
This manual describes only the copier features. For description of the printer features, see the printer manual. The AL-1020 and AL-1220 are equipped with one paper tray while the AL- 1250 and AL-1521 are equipped with two paper trays. The illustrations in this manual are mainly for the AL-1020 and AL-1220.
Since warm-up time is zero, copying can be started immediately after the power switch is turned on. First-copy time is only 9.6 seconds (normal mode). Copying speed is 10 copies/min. (AL-1020), 12 copies/min. (AL-1220/AL-1250) or 15 copies/min. (AL-1521), which adapts to business use, allowing improvement of working efficiency.
This feature provides for a higher reliability. t Printer feature The AL-1250 copier can be used as a laser printer. The AL-1020, AL-1220 and AL-1521 copiers can be used as a laser printer by installing an optional printer upgrade kit. If you would like to upgrade your AL-1020, AL-1220 or AL-1521 to printer capability, see your local reseller or visit the SHARP web site at www.
Original cover Side cover Bypass tray Bypass tray guides Cover for optional printer interface (AL-1020/AL-1220/AL-1521 only)* Side cover Handle * For the AL-1020/AL-1220/AL-1521, open button Power cord socket Power switch Drum cartridge Drum cartridge handle Transfer charger Charger cleaner Original guides...
ZOOM MIN. !0 ON LINE indicator Lights up when the machine is used as a printer. To use the AL-1020, AL-1220 and AL-1521 as a printer, an optional printer upgrade kit is needed. !1 Power save indicator Lights up when the copier is in a power save mode.
INSTALLATION Follow the installation procedure below to use the copier properly. COPIER INSTALLATION Improper installation may damage the copier. Please note the following during initial installation and whenever the copier is moved. If the copier is moved from a cool place to a warm place, condensation may form inside the copier.
Be sure to allow the required space around the machine for servicing and proper ventilation. A small amount of ozone is produced within the copier during operation. The emission level is insufficient to cause any health hazard. NOTE: The present recommended long term exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 ppm (0.2 mg/m calculated as an 8 hr.
CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES Open the carton and check if the following components and accessories are included. Power cord Operation manual (Printer driver (CD-ROM) AL-1250 only) Copier If anything is not included or is damaged, contact our Technical Assistance Department at 1-(630)378-3590.
REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS Remove all pieces of tape shown in the illustration below. Then open the original cover and remove protective materials AL-1020/AL-1220 AL-1250/AL-1521 Use a coin (or suitable object) to remove the screw. Store the screw in the paper tray because it will be used if the copier has to be...
INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE Open the bypass tray and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button. Remove the CAUTION tape from the front cover and remove the two protective pins from the fusing unit by pulling the strings upward one at a time. Push gently on both sides of the front cover to open the cover.
LOADING COPY PAPER (installing the paper tray) While the AL-1020 and AL-1220 are equipped with one paper tray, the AL- 1250 and AL-1521 are equipped with two paper trays. For the AL-1250/AL- 1521, load copy paper into the two paper trays.
LOADING COPY PAPER Remove the pressure plate lock. Rotate the pressure plate lock in the direction of the arrow to remove it while pressing down the pressure plate of the paper tray. Store the pressure plate lock which has been removed in step 2 and the screw which has been removed when unpacking (see page 11, step 2 of REMOVING PROTECTIVE PACKING MATERIALS) in the front of the paper tray.
Gently push the paper tray back into the copier. After loading copy paper, to cancel the blinking “P” without restarting copying, press the clear ( indicator will light up. POWER TO COPIER Ensure that the power switch of the copier is in the OFF position. Insert the attached power cord into the power cord socket at the rear of the copier.
POWER ON Turn the power switch on the left side of the copier to the “ON” position. The ready ( indicator will light up and other indicators which show the initial settings of the operation panel will also light up to indicate the ready condition. For the initial settings, see the “Initial settings of operation panel”...
MAKING COPIES This chapter describes basic copying functions and some other copying functions using the bypass tray. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP. Type of paper Type of media feeding Paper tray Standard paper Bypass tray...
NORMAL COPYING This copier has two document input stations - a single pass feeder (SPF) for automatic document feeding and an original table for manual handling of documents. The SPF is designed to hold up to 30 originals measuring from 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14" and weighing from 14 to 23 lbs.
B. When using the original table: (1) Open the original cover. (2) Place an original face down on the original table. Align it with the original scale and the centering ( ) mark. Close the original cover. Original scale mark When copying a book or an original which has been folded or a crumpled original, press down the original cover lightly.
NORMAL COPYING Press the print ( To display the number of copies made in a continuous run, press the left copy quantity key. To stop copying in the middle of a run, press the clear ( stop and the number in the display will be reset to “0”. Stream feeding mode The stream feeding mode allows easy operation of continuous copying from the SPF.
Use the light ( ) and dark ( If exposure level 2 is selected, the two left-handmost indicators for that level will light up simultaneously. Also, if level 4 is selected, the two right-handmost indicators for that level will light up simultaneously. Set the number of copies using the copy quantity ( ) key.
REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Set the number of copies using the copy quantity ( ) key. BYPASS FEED (including special paper) The bypass tray automatically feeds up to 50 sheets of standard copy paper and also feeds special papers such as transparency film and labels one sheet at a time. Copy paper measuring from 3-1/2"...
Set the paper guides to the copy paper width. Insert the copy paper (print face down) all the way into the bypass tray. Paper must be fed narrow side into the feed slot. Transparency film, labels, and other special purpose papers must be fed individually.
TWO-SIDED COPYING Replace the first original with the second original on the original table and close the original cover. Make sure that the first and second originals are oriented in the same way on the original table. Both the first and second originals can be set in the SPF but they must be set separately.
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the special functions of this copier. Use these functions as needed. Toner save mode (page 25) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 26) The copier has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode.
TONER SAVE MODE Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The manual ( The exposure indicator marked “5” will light up, indicating the standard toner mode is active. To enter the toner save mode, press the light ( The exposure indicator marked “1”...
Press the print ( ) key. The entered program number will be steadily lit and the currently selected parameter number for the program will blink on the right side of the display. Select the desired parameter using the right copy quantity ( parameter number will blink on the right of the display.
SUPPLIES AND USER MAINTENANCE This chapter describes how to replace the TD cartridge and the drum cartridge. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT The TD cartridge replacement required ( ) indicator will light up when toner is needed. For more information on purchasing the TD cartridge, see OPTION AND SUPPLY PART NUMBERS AND STORAGE on page 44.
Install a new TD cartridge. To install the new cartridge, see page 12, INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE. Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The will light up. When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
DRUM CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT Remove the new drum cartridge from the protective bag and remove the protective cover from the cartridge. Then gently install the new drum cartridge. Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the cartridge. Doing so may cause smudges on the copies.
USER MAINTENANCE Proper care is essential in order to get clean, sharp copies. Be sure to take a few minutes to regularly clean the copier. Before cleaning, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
USER MAINTENANCE Transfer charger If copies start becoming streaky or blotchy, the transfer charger may be dirty. Clean the charger using the following procedure. Turn the power switch off. Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button.
COPIER TROUBLE? This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( of a misfeed. If a misfeed occurs when using the SPF, a number may appear in the display after a minus sign. This indicates the number of the originals that must be returned to the document feeder tray after a misfeed.
A Misfeed in the paper feed area Gently remove the misfed paper from the paper feed area as shown in the illustration. When blinks in the display and the misfed paper is not seen from the paper feed area, pull out the paper tray and remove the misfed paper. If the paper cannot be removed, proceed to “B Misfeed in the fusing area”.
MISFEED REMOVAL Do not touch the surface of the drum (green portion) of the drum cartridge when removing the misfed paper. Doing so may cause smudges on copies. Do not remove the misfed paper from above the fusing unit. Unfixed toner on the paper may stain the paper transport area, resulting in smudges on copies.
Rotate the feeding roller in the direction of the arrow and gently remove the misfed paper from the exit area. Raise the fusing unit release lever, close the front cover and then close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( indicator will go out and the ready ( When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
MISFEED REMOVAL E Misfeed in the SPF An original misfeed may occur at one of three locations: if the misfed original is seen from the document feeder tray, (A) in the document feeder tray; if the misfed original is not seen from the document feeder tray, (B) in the exit area or (C) under the feeding roller.
TROUBLESHOOTING If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting our Technical Assistance Department at 1-(630)378-3590. Problem Possible cause Copier plugged in? Power switch on? Copier does not Side cover closed operate. securely? Front cover closed? Is the original placed face Blank copies down on the original table or face up in the SPF?
When the following indicators light up or blink on the operation panel or the following alphanumeric codes appear in the display, solve the problem immediately referring to both the table below and the relevant page. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Indication Drum replacement...
AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. This level is set for copying from the original table and copying from the SPF respectively. When adjusting the automatic exposure level for copying from the SPF, place an original in the document feeder tray and make sure that the SPF ( ) indicator lights When adjusting the level for copying from the original table, make sure that no original is left in the document feeder tray.
Fixed: 50%, 64%, 78%, 100%, 129%, 200% Original table: Moving optical source, slit exposure (stationary platen) with automatic exposure SPF: Moving original One (AL-1020/AL-1220) or two (AL-1250/AL-1521) paper trays with automatic feed (250 sheets); one bypass tray with 50-sheet automatic feed capability Heat rollers...
First-copy time may differ depending on operating conditions, such as power-supply voltage and room temperature. As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
When ordering supplies and option, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which are designed, engineered, and tested to maximize the life and performance of SHARP copiers.
MOVING INSTRUCTIONS When moving this copier, follow the procedure below. When moving this copier, be sure to remove the TD cartridge in advance. Turn the power switch off and disconnect the power cord. q Ensure that the bypass tray is open and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button.
How Exchange is Obtained A replacement unit in exchange for your copier is provided directly by Sharp to any U.S. location. You will be required to provide consent for acceptance of an exchange unit and provide credit card authorization. At that time, Sharp will ship to you, at no cost, an exchange for your defective Product.
Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer.