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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Failed to Install the MFP Driver (Windows 2000/XP) Faint, Uneven or Smeared Print Output Characters or Graphics are not Printed in Correct Position Nothing Prints Poor Scanning Result The Scanned Image is Incorrectly Positioned Unable to Scan the Image Uninstalling SHARP Personal MFP Series Software Index...
  • Page 3: How To Use The Online Manual

    How to Use the Online Manual This Online Manual provides instruction for the operation of your new unit. Please read the following explanation of how to use the Online Manual, and then search for the information that you need. For more information about computers, operating systems and Acrobat Reader, please refer to the relevant manual or help file.
  • Page 4: Printing Overview

    Printing Multiple Pages on One * The multi-bypass tray can be used on the AL-1551CS, and the single bypass can be used on the AL-1530CS/1540CS. For the procedures for loading paper in each type of tray, see "LOADING PAPER" in the Operation Manual.
  • Page 5: Basic Printing

    Select "Print" from the application's "File" menu. Click here. Make sure that "SHARP AL-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) is selected as the current printer. If you intend to change any print setting, click the "Preferences"...
  • Page 6: Starting The Printer Driver Using The "Start" Button

    Click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Printers and Faxes". On Windows 2000, click "Printers". Click the "SHARP AL-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) printer driver icon and select "Properties" from the "File" menu. Click the "Printing Preferences" button in the "General"...
  • Page 7: Printer Driver Settings

    Printer Driver Settings To view Help for a setting, click the ( ) button in the upper right-hand corner of the window and then click the setting. The AL-1551CS printer driver setup screen is shown below. The settings and the image of the unit will vary depending on the model.
  • Page 8: Printing A Watermark

    Printing a Watermark To print a watermark, for example "CONFIDENTIAL", on your document, refer to the following steps. Open the printer driver and click the "Watermarks" tab. Reference: Basic Printing for details on how to open the printer driver. How to Print a Watermark From the "Watermark"...
  • Page 9: Fitting The Printed Image To The Paper

    Fitting the Printed Image to the Paper This printer driver can adjust the zoom ratio for printing according to the paper loaded in the unit. Follow the steps shown below to use this function. The instruction below assumes that you intend to print a Letter size document onto an Invoice size paper.
  • Page 10: Printing Multiple Pages On One

    Printing Multiple Pages on One Page This feature allows you to print two or four document pages onto a single page. To use this function, open the printer driver setup screen, select "2-Up" or "4-Up" for "N-Up Printing" on the "Main" tab. The "N-Up Printing"...
  • Page 11: Two-Sided Printing (Al-1551Cs Only)

    Two-sided Printing (AL-1551CS only) You can print on both sides of the paper. To use this function, open the printer driver setup screen and select "2- Sided (Book)" or "2-Sided (Tablet)" from "Document Style" in the "Main" tab. When using two-sided printing, select "Tray 1" or "Tray 2" for the "Paper Source" in the "Paper" tab. Note The following example shows the result when portrait data is printed on both sides of the paper.
  • Page 12: Outline Of The Print Status Window

    Outline of the Print Status Window When printing begins, the Print Status Window activates and appears on the screen. The Print Status Window is a program designed to show the current printer status including the document name being printed and error messages. Status icon This icon informs you of the print status.
  • Page 13: Scanning Overview

    Scanning Overview The flow chart shown below provides scanning overview. The environment in which the unit's scanning function can be used is subject to certain limitations. For details, see "INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE" in the Operation Manual. Caution When scanning from TWAIN* -compliant or WIA* -compliant application...
  • Page 14: Scanning An Image From A Twain-Compliant Application

    Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 1) The SHARP scanner driver conforms to TWAIN, the industry standard, making it compatible with a variety of TWAIN- compliant applications. Below is a step-by-step guide for acquiring a scanned image to the Sharpdesk desktop screen using Sharpdesk.
  • Page 15 Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 2) Select "Acquire Image" from the "File" menu, or click the "Acquire" button ( The scanner driver setup screen will appear. Reference: Scanner Driver Settings In the "Scanning Position" menu, select the position in which you placed the original in Step 1 ("Platen"...
  • Page 16: Scanner Driver Settings

    "Platen" (original table) or "SPF". Select "SPF" when you placed the original in the SPF/RSPF. On the Note AL-1530CS, this setting is fixed to "Platen". "Scan" button Click to scan an original or image according to your preferences. Before clicking the "Scan"...
  • Page 17 Scanning an Image from a TWAIN-Compliant Application (part 4) Preview screen "Auto Scan Area Adjustment" button Click when the preview screen is displayed to automatically set the scanning area. Click the "Auto Scan Area Adjustment" button to adjust the scanning area automatically.
  • Page 18: Scanning An Image From A Wia-Compliant Application (Windows Xp)

    Note Click here. If you have WIA drivers for other devices installed in your computer, the "Select Device" screen will open. Select "SHARP AL-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) and click the "OK" button. Click here.
  • Page 19 Scanning an Image from a WIA-Compliant Application (Windows XP) (part 2) Select the paper source and picture type, and click the "Preview" button. The preview image will appear. If you placed the original on the original table, select "Flatbed" for the "Paper source". If you placed the original in the SPF/RSPF, select "Document Feeder"...
  • Page 20: Scanning An Image From The "Scanner And Camera Wizard" (Windows Xp)

    Click the "start" button, click "Control Panel", click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Scanners and Cameras". Click the "SHARP AL-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) icon and then click "Get pictures" in "Imaging Tasks".
  • Page 21 Scanning an Image from the "Scanner and Camera Wizard" (Windows XP) (part 2) Select the "Picture type" and "Paper source", and click the "Next" button. If you placed the original on the original table, select "Flatbed" for the "Paper source". If you placed the original in the SPF/RSPF, select "Document Feeder"...
  • Page 22 Scanning an Image from the "Scanner and Camera Wizard" (Windows XP) (part 3) When scanning ends, the following screen will appear. Select the next task you wish to perform, and then click the "Next" button. If you are ready to end the session, click "Nothing. I'm finished working with these pictures".
  • Page 23: Outline Of Button Manager

    Outline of Button Manager Button Manager is a utility software to link scanning functions to the SCANNER key on the unit. This software enables you to set scanning functions to six different scan menus, which will be linked the SCANNER key on the unit. Reference: To begin scanning using the unit's operation panel, settings must be established in the Control Panel after the Button Manager is installed.
  • Page 24: Button Manager Settings

    "start" button, select "All Programs" ("Programs" on Windows 98/Me/2000), Note select "SHARP Personal MFP series", and then click "Button Manager" to start Button Manager. Select "Settings" from the displayed pop-up menu. The setting screen of Button Manager will open.
  • Page 25: Identifying Unit Problems

    Characters or Graphics are not Printed in Correct Position Nothing Prints Uninstalling SHARP Personal MFP Series Software Make sure that the unit is not working. You cannot print from your computer or scan from the unit while the unit is making copies.
  • Page 26: Check The Connection Between The Unit And Computer

    Check the Connection between the Unit and Computer CHECK1 Is the interface cable compatible with the unit and computer? Interface cables compatible with this unit are USB and parallel cables. Check which type of cable is supported by your computer, and then purchase one of the following cables accordingly: USB cable Shielded twisted pair cable (6 feet (2 m) Max.: high-...
  • Page 27: Check Your Computer

    Check Your Computer Reference: Plug and Play Screen does not Appear (when the USB is connected) CHECK1 Is there enough computer memory or hard disk space? To use this unit, you must have an adequate amount of hard disk space. If there is insufficient hard disk space, delete unnecessary files to increase the free space of the hard disk.
  • Page 28: Plug And Play Screen Does Not Appear (When The Usb Is Connected)

    Plug and Play Screen does not Appear (when the USB is connected) If the Plug and Play screen does not appear after you connect the unit to your computer with a USB cable and turn on the power of both devices, follow the steps below to verify that the USB port is available. Click the "start"...
  • Page 29: Failed To Install The Mfp Driver (Windows 2000/Xp)

    Failed to Install the MFP Driver (Windows 2000/XP) If the MFP driver cannot be installed under Windows 2000/XP, check your computer's settings according to the following procedure. Click the "start" button, and then click "Control Panel". On Windows 2000, click the "Start" button, select "Settings", and then click "Control Panel".
  • Page 30: Faint, Uneven Or Smeared Print Output

    Faint, Uneven or Smeared Print Output If print output is faint, uneven or smeared, follow the steps listed below. CHECK1 Has the printer driver been specified to suit both paper and the print job? You can select "Draft", "Normal" or "Photo" for the print quality in the "Advanced"...
  • Page 31: Characters Or Graphics Are Not Printed In Correct Position

    Characters or Graphics are not Printed in Correct Position If a document is printed skewed or partly off the paper, follow the steps listed below. CHECK1 Is the paper size loaded in the tray the same as that specified in the printer driver? Check if the "Paper Size"...
  • Page 32: Nothing Prints

    ) key If you still cannot print after confirming the "SHARP AL-XXXX" (where XXXX is the model name of your unit) printer driver icon, the printer driver may not have been installed correctly.
  • Page 33: Poor Scanning Result

    Poor Scanning Result If you get poor quality as a result of a scanning job, and you cannot improve the quality by changing preferences, refer to the check list shown below. CHECK1 Is the original clean? Check your original before scanning. If any dust sticks to the original, you cannot obtain a clean result.
  • Page 34: The Scanned Image Is Incorrectly Positioned

    The Scanned Image is Incorrectly Positioned If the scanned image is incorrectly positioned, refer to the check list shown below. CHECK1 Have you placed the original straight? Place the original straight on the original table. Reference: Refer to "ORIGINAL PLACEMENT" in the Operation Manual for the detail on how to set the original.
  • Page 35: Unable To Scan The Image

    SHARP Personal MFP series software. Refer to "INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE" in the Operation Manual for the order of installation of the SHARP Personal MFP series software and connection of the USB cable, and reinstall the SHARP Personal MFP series software.
  • Page 36: Uninstalling Sharp Personal Mfp Series Software

    If printing or scanning is not possible, or Button Manager does not function correctly, check the items in "Unable to Scan the Image". If you still cannot solve the problem, follow the steps below to uninstall SHARP Personal MFP series software (MFP driver (printer driver/scanner driver), Button Manager), and then reinstall it.
  • Page 37: How To Use The Online Manual

    Index Application Selection "Auto Scan Area Adjustment" button 15 Basic Printing Border "Brightness/Contrast" button Button Manager Button Manager Settings Document Style Fit To Page Fit To Paper Size Help Button Manager Print Status Window Printer driver Scanner driver TWAIN driver WIA driver How to Use the Online Manual Interface...