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LBP-1760e
Laser Beam Printer
USER'S GUIDE
Canon Inc.
3-30-2 Shimomaruko
Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan

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  • Page 1 LBP-1760e Laser Beam Printer USER’S GUIDE Canon Inc. 3-30-2 Shimomaruko Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan...
  • Page 2 Canon Inc. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Notice Canon Inc. makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, either express or implied, except as provided herein, including without limitation thereof, warranties as to marketability, merchantability, for a particular purpose of use, or against infringement of any patent.
  • Page 3: Chapter 1 Getting To Know Your Printer 1

    Detailed information about selecting, handling and storing paper and other media for the printer is also provided. Glossary If you find a term you don’t understand, look it up in the glossary of printer terms at the end of the guide.
  • Page 4 The following conventions are used in this guide. Indicators References to indicators on the printer control panel appear by name in bold text just as they appear on the panel. For example: While the printer is processing a job, the On Line indicator starts blinking. When the printer is on-line, the On Line indicator is on.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Guidelines for using the Multi-Purpose tray ......33 Loading the Multi-Purpose tray ........... 35 Printing the first sheet on letterhead ........37 Using the Multi-Purpose tray as a manual feed station ..39 Printing Envelopes with the Multi-Purpose Tray ...... 42 Before loading envelopes ............ 42 Loading envelopes ..............
  • Page 6 Checking the menus............104 Setting PostScript Printing Options ........105 Automatic personality switching ........105 Dedicating the printer to the PostScript language ..... 105 Setting up the PostScript printing environment ....106 PS MENU ................107 Printing the demo page and font list ........109 Notes on the PostScript Personality ........
  • Page 7 Correcting Poor Print Quality ..........158 When text is too light or dark ..........158 When you see vertical stripes or fading ......159 When you see black spots or white specks ...... 161 Calling for service .............. 162 Reference Appendix 1: Typeface Samples ......
  • Page 8 Transparency film .............. 193 Adhesive labels ..............193 Envelopes ................. 194 Storing paper..............196 Handling paper ..............197 Appendix 4: Printer Specifications ......198 Operating specifications ............ 198 Interface specifications ............202 Glossary ..............204 Index ................. 218 Menu Operation Flow ..........224...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Getting To Know Your Printer

    (ppm) for A4 size paper and 17 ppm for letter size paper. Superior print quality High resolution printing at 1200 × 1200 or 600 × 600 dpi (dots per inch) is further enhanced by Automatic Image Refinement to smooth jagged edges along with the use of super fine toner.
  • Page 10 Paper handling The standard paper cassette holds 500 sheets of paper while the Multi-Purpose tray holds about 100 sheets of standard paper. The tray can hold a variety of media for automatic feeding and operate as a manual feed station.
  • Page 11 Line Printer family are also included. The printer uses the Universal Font Scaling Technology (UFST) for outline fonts, provided under license from Agfa-Gevaert Japan, Ltd. Also supplied with the printer are the TrueType screen fonts for 110 font ® solution and Canon Font Manager for easy management of installed fonts in Microsoft ®...
  • Page 12: Optional Equipment

    Legal-size. Envelope Feeder EF-52 The Canon Envelope Feeder is available where there is a heavy requirement for printing envelopes. The envelope feeder can hold up to 75 envelopes or a stack up to inches (55mm). Duplex Unit DU-52 The Canon Duplex Unit allows you to print on both sides of a page and produce documents ready for professional binding.
  • Page 13 Flash ROM Module FR5 Easily installed in the printer, this increases the amount of memory available for the storage of fonts and macros in the printer. RAM DIMM Modules Easily installed in the printer, these increase the amount of memory available to the printer.
  • Page 14: Parts Of The Printer

    Face-up tray (opened) Holds approximately 50 printed sheets (80 g/m 21 lbs.) delivered face up. v Control panel For printer operation and status display. b Duplex unit The optional Canon Duplex Unit DU-52 allows the printer to automatically print on both sides of the paper. Introduction...
  • Page 15 ⁄2 Envelope feeder The optional Canon Envelope Feeder EF-52 holds up to 75 envelopes or a stack up to 2 inches (55 mm) deep. ⁄3 Top cover Open to install the toner cartridge, clear paper jams, and for printer maintenance. Introduction...
  • Page 16 Transfer guide area (black metal strip) Located inside the printer, the transfer guide area and registration roller area should be cleaned periodically with a damp cloth to remove any paper dust collected on the plate or transparent sheet. c Transfer charging roller This delicate roller should be kept free of fingerprints and oil to prevent print quality deterioration.
  • Page 17 Envelope feeder gear and connector (covered) For installing the optional envelope feeder. v Extension tray (pulled out) Supports loading of a variety of print media and sizes. b Paper sensor Detects if paper is loaded in the Multi-Purpose tray.
  • Page 18 Rear right view z Ventilation slot x Test print button This is for use by authorized service personnel only. Use the printer control panel buttons to perform test prints (see page 83). c Duplex Unit DU-52 (optional) This allows the printer to print on both sides of a sheet of paper.
  • Page 19: Printer Control Panel

    Printer control panel buttons The table on page 13 is a short summary of what the buttons on the printer control panel do. The first time you read through the table you may want to actually press the buttons on the printer control panel to see how they operate.
  • Page 20 Set up the printing environment so the computer can communicate with the host computer or solve a problem causing a printer error. Select test prints so you can visually check the operation of the printer and print a list of the configuration settings.
  • Page 21 • To cancel a job while the printer is off-line and PAUSED message is displayed, press Enter while holding down Shift. If you do not take care to stop the flow of data from the host computer, the printer will continue to print out any data it receives after READY has appeared.
  • Page 22 Before you send a print job, this indicator must be on. Blinking The printer is processing a print job. Do not turn the power off, otherwise you may lose print data. The page is printed when all of the data has been processed.
  • Page 23: Serial Number

    The serial number is an identification number used for effective printer service and maintenance. You will need the serial number to complete your warranty registration card or you may be asked for the serial number when you call for service or maintenance.
  • Page 24 MEMO...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Using The Printer

    Understanding how paper moves inside the printer will help you to handle paper jams and load paper. After a sheet of paper is fed manually or from a cassette, it travels to the EP cartridge. Toner is attracted onto the paper by means of the laser beam and the paper then moves to the fixing assembly, where the toner is fused to the paper.
  • Page 26: Paper Path

    Paper path z Face-up tray x Face-down tray c Envelope feeder (option) v Multi-Purpose tray b Universal paper cassette n 500 sheet paper feed unit (option) m Duplex unit (option) Paper Path and Printing Process...
  • Page 27: Paper Orientation

    When using pre-printed paper (letterhead etc.), be sure to load the paper in the correct way as explained below: Paper cassette The printed side should be face down with the top of the paper at the front. Multi-Purpose tray The printed side should be face up and placed as shown below.
  • Page 28: Paper Requirements

    Paper requirements You can load the internal 500-sheet universal paper cassettes or the Multi-Purpose tray when the printer is switched off or on. For optimum performance, only use paper that falls within the specifications listed in the table below. Table 2-1 Paper Specifications...
  • Page 29 Here are some simple rules to follow when you handle and load paper in the cassette: Never use moist paper or paper that has been folded, clipped or stapled. We do not recommend using paper that is perforated. Leave unused paper in its wrapper.
  • Page 30: Setting Up The Printer Driver

    The procedure for setting up the printer driver in Windows NT 4.0 is the same as for Windows 98 and 95. If you are setting up the printer driver on Windows NT 4.0, remember to login as a member of the Printer Administrators group.
  • Page 31: Setting Up The Printer Driver 22

    The default settings are determined by the options you have installed. The paper (media) sizes set for each device should reflect the usual paper sizes you intend to use for each feed source. For details, refer to your online Help.
  • Page 32: Paper Size

    Paper size To select the paper size, source and media type, click Paper. Portrait or landscape Under Paper Size, click Portrait or Landscape to set the direction of printing on the page. Portrait Prints from left to right across the width of the page (letter style).
  • Page 33: Duplex Printing

    To turn on duplex printing and set the binding method, click Finishing. If you have the Duplex Unit DU-52 installed on the printer, select either the Long Edge or Short Edge button to turn on duplex printing and set the binding method (see page 51).
  • Page 34: Printing From The Standard Paper Cassette

    Pull out the paper cassette from the printer. Changing the paper size for the paper cassette Lift the stopper in the center of the paper size rear guide slightly, and slide it to the mark indicating the desired paper size.
  • Page 35: Loading Paper In The Paper Cassette

    To snap the paper size side guides on the side of the paper cassette to the marks for the desired paper size, do one of the following: Stopper Stopper Selecting A4-size Selecting Letter/Legal-size • To select A4 size, push the tabs jutting out from the edge of cassette inwards q and slide the stopper downwards to lock the guides in position w.
  • Page 36 Press down on the front of the paper stack to make sure the corners are below the paper size guide clips. Then press the stack down once more to make sure it is below the paper limit marks on the side of the paper cassette and the paper size guide hook at the back of the cassette.
  • Page 37 Paper volume status bar Reinsert the cassette into the printer: align the cassette with the rails on the printer, then lift slightly to insert the cassette. Slide it all the way into the printer. Check the On Line indicator and ensure it is on. Check the display and be sure READY is displayed in the top line.
  • Page 38: Cancelling A Print Job

    Cancel the print job with your software application. For details, refer to your software application user’s guide. If you do not take care to stop the flow of data from the host computer, the printer will continue to print out any data it receives after READY has appeared.
  • Page 39: Selecting Paper Delivery

    When printing transparencies, it is recommended that you select face-down delivery. • If the extension of the face-up tray is extended, be sure to push it back into the tray before closing.
  • Page 40 Printed paper is delivered face-up on the face-up tray. To open the face-up tray, grab the tab of the face-up tray and pull down the tray. Then grasp the end of the extension tray (tab) and pull it out until it is fully extended.
  • Page 41: Printing From The Multi-purpose Tray

    Guidelines for using the Multi-Purpose tray • Print quality and printer life are greatly affected by what and how the print media is used. Please read the “Print Media Specifications” section in Appendix 3 to ensure the correct print media is used.
  • Page 42 • Do not set the paper guides too tight so that the paper stack bends. • Do not set the paper guides too loose so that the paper stack is not evenly aligned. • Do not set the paper guides too loose so as to leave room between the guides and the paper.
  • Page 43: Loading The Multi-purpose Tray

    Loading the Multi-Purpose tray Pull the tray out using the handle on the panel. Pull out the extension tray with the center grip. Align the stack of paper by tapping it on a flat surface. Printing from the Multi-Purpose Tray...
  • Page 44 Insert the paper stack as far as it will go into the printer, with the print side facing up and the top of the paper going into the printer first q. Adjust the paper guides to the size of the paper w.
  • Page 45: Printing The First Sheet On Letterhead

    Follow this procedure to print the first page on letterhead paper and the remainder on paper from the standard paper cassette. Press Go to take the printer off-line. At this time, make sure the On Line indicator is off. The READY message will be changed to as follows: PAUSED Press Menu to display the first menu name in the top line.
  • Page 46 Press Item until you see TRAY SWITCH to make sure it is on. If it is not, press Value until you see ON and press Enter. FEEDER MENU TRAY SWITCH=ON Press Item until you see MPTSIZE. FEEDER MENU MPTSIZE=LETTER For manual feed, you have to set the paper size for the tray because the tray has no paper size sensor.
  • Page 47: Using The Multi-purpose Tray As A Manual Feed Station

    Follow this procedure to use the tray as a manual feed station. In this setting, you will have to feed one sheet at a time. Use manual feed for media that should be printed one sheet at a time, such as overhead transparencies which tend to stick together when stacked.
  • Page 48 Press Enter. FEEDER MENU MANUAL=ON For manual feed, you have to set the paper size for the tray because the tray has no paper size sensor. Press Item until you see MPTSIZE in the bottom line. FEEDER MENU MPTSIZE=LETTER Press Value until you see the paper size you want to select. Then press Enter.
  • Page 49: Printing Single Sheets Manually

    Place a sheet of the media in the tray. Press Go to print the page. If you are printing more than one page, you will be prompted to load the next sheet. Load the sheet and press Go to continue printing.
  • Page 50: Printing Envelopes With The Multi-purpose Tray

    Fan the stack of envelopes to make sure none of the envelopes are stuck together. Place the envelopes on a clean, flat surface and press down the corners to flatten the envelopes. Printing Envelopes with the Multi-Purpose Tray...
  • Page 51 Flex the stack on all four sides to remove any stiffness. Check all corners. If the corners are curled, straighten them. Be sure to flatten out the leading edges of the envelopes if they are curled downwards. Otherwise a paper jam may occur.
  • Page 52: Loading Envelopes

    Slide the envelope stack into the printer as far as it will go q, with the print side facing up and the flap on the left (when facing the tray). Adjust the paper guides to the height of the envelopes w.
  • Page 53 Not Acceptable If the flap of any of the envelopes overlap the edges of any of the other envelopes in the stack, like those in the examples below, paper jams or misfeeds will occur.
  • Page 54: Using The Control Panel To Print Envelopes

    Press Item. The message FEED=XXXXXX will appear in the bottom line. Press Value until you see MPT displayed. Press Enter to select it. Because the tray does not have a paper size sensor, you must set the paper size. Press Item until you see MPTSIZE in the bottom line.
  • Page 55: Printing Transparencies

    Printing transparencies Transparencies can only be loaded in the tray. About 50 sheets can be loaded at a time. For optimum printing results, we recommend using Canon’s transparencies. For details contact your local supplier. Follow these steps to load transparencies: Before loading, fan a stack of transparencies, then tap them on a flat surface to align the edges.
  • Page 56: Manual Duplex Printing

    Slide the transparencies into the printer as far as they will go q, with the print side facing up. Adjust the paper guides to the width of the transparency stack w. • The transparencies must not exceed the paper limit mark.
  • Page 57 Open the face-up tray, pull out the extension tray if required for the size of paper to be used, and set the printer to manual feed mode (see page 39). Insert the paper with the surface to be printed on face-up and print on one side of the paper from the Multi-Purpose tray. (see page 41) Face-up delivery from the tray will minimize paper curling.
  • Page 58: Duplex Printing

    For example, the printer has 4 MB of standard memory so for the 8 MB listed in the table below, you need an additional 4 MB of memory. For details about installing additional memory, please refer to “Installing a RAM (memory) DIMM”...
  • Page 59: Selecting A Binding Method

    Even if you do not intend to bind the document, it is important that the binding method is set. The binding setup you select sets the top and bottom of the front and back sides of the pages.
  • Page 60: Setting Duplex Printing From The Printer Control Panel

    Setting duplex printing from the printer control panel You can set the printer for duplex printing by using the Printer Setup feature from within your software application program running under Microsoft Windows 98/95, or Windows NT version 4.0. Alternatively, you can set duplex printing from the printer’s control panel.
  • Page 61: Loading Letterhead Paper For Duplex Printing

    Open the tray. Load a sheet of letterhead into the tray with the print side (letterhead) face up and placed as shown. To load a sheet of letterhead in a paper cassette, place the letterhead paper...
  • Page 62 MEMO...
  • Page 63: Chapter 3 The Printing Environment

    Default settings are configured at the factory before shipping. When you unpack the printer and set it up, it is ready for operation using the factory defaults. You can change these factory defaults to suit your own needs so they are enabled every time you turn the printer on.
  • Page 64: A Quick Tour Of The Printing Environment

    A Quick Tour of the Printing Environment This is a brief introduction to the printer control panel buttons you can use to open menus and view their contents or to change their settings. Take a few minutes to actually use the printer control panel buttons as you read through this section.
  • Page 65: Going Off-line For Menu Display And Item Selection

    Going off-line for menu display and item selection Press Go to switch the On Line indicator on and off. When the On Line indicator is on, the printer is on-line and ready to print. The printer must be on-line to receive data from the host computer.
  • Page 66 Press Shift and Value to cycle to a lower number. Press and hold to go back through the settings quickly. -or- If you want to exit or return to the item level without making any changes, press Item. -or- If you want to return to the menu level without making any changes, press Menu.
  • Page 67: Resetting The Default Values

    Resetting the Default Values Follow the procedures in this section to reset the printer. You can reset this printer in three ways: The RESET=PRINTER function clears the memory of all fonts, macros or page information and does not affect the menu settings.
  • Page 68: Performing A Cold Reset

    To restore factory defaults, execute a cold reset. Only the page count is unaffected by a cold reset. • If the printer is set up in a shared environment, do not execute a cold reset unless absolutely necessary. Only perform the cold reset under the super- vision of the system administrator.
  • Page 69: The Standard Printing Environment Settings

    Explanations are based on the assumption that all the factory default settings are in effect. The default settings appear to the right of the equal sign (=) in the display with the item name and are explained first in the lists of values.
  • Page 70: Pcl Menu

    You can use the Enhanced 600 dpi setting in the Resolution menu of the printer driver to print jobs at the equivalent of 1200 dpi quality, without sacrificing the full engine speed (17 ppm for letter size paper and 16 ppm for A4 size paper).
  • Page 71 Shift and Value. PAGESIZE= PAGE SIZE sets the size of the image the printer creates in the memory. The software application determines the image size. If the print job does not specify the image size, then PAGESIZE in the PCL menu will be used.
  • Page 72 FORM=64 LINES FORM determines the number of lines of text printed on one page. Change this setting only if you have a software application that does not allow you to set the page length, lines per page or lines per inch.
  • Page 73 FNTSRC=INTERNAL * FNTSRC (font source) allows you to set the default for font selection. After you print a font list, you will see the fonts listed as internal fonts or soft fonts (see page 98). INTERNAL Selects internal (resident) fonts.
  • Page 74 PITCH appears only if the font source you selected with FNTSRC (font source) and FONTNUM (font number) above is a scalable font in a fixed pitch typeface. Use this item to set the pitch of the font. Pitch is measured as the number of equally spaced characters per inch.
  • Page 75 PCL MENU WIDE A4=OFF WIDE A4 changes the number of characters that can be printed on a single line of A4 paper. This feature only applys to A4 paper. When this feature is set to ON, the right and left margins narrow to about 3mm ( inch.)
  • Page 76: Feeder Menu

    FEED (feed source) allows you to determine the paper source. The software applica- tion selects the paper source. If the print job does not specify the paper feed source, then FEEDER MENU settings will be used. If the paper size you have selected is not loaded, the printer will display a message to tell you which tray to load the required paper size into.
  • Page 77 MPTSIZE (Multi-Purpose tray media size) allows you set the size of the media to be fed from the tray. The tray has no paper size sensing mechanism, so you need to ensure this is set before you print from the tray.
  • Page 78 B5-ISO FEEDER MENU DUPLEX=OFF DUPLEX allows you to set the printer for duplex (two-sided) printing or simplex (single-sided) printing. This item only appears if you have installed the optional Duplex Unit DU-52. The printer is set to simplex (single-sided) printing.
  • Page 79 BINDING allows you to set the orientation of print and corresponding margin positions for binding when duplex printing is used. This message appears only if you have installed the optional Duplex Unit DU-52 and the DUPLEX feature is set to ON. LONG Pages are printed to be joined along the length of the sheet of paper.
  • Page 80: Config Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 81 ECONOMY MODE= Economy Mode is a cost saving feature that can extend the life of your toner cartridge by using less toner to print documents. Documents printed in the economy mode are lighter, but ideal for printing and checking rough drafts. The economy mode is similar to the draft mode found on some dot matrix printers.
  • Page 82 When FORMAT FLASH is selected, the following sub-messages are displayed prompting you to confirm whether the Flash ROM should be formatted or not. Please consult the Getting Started Guide (pages 28 to 30) for detailed information on installation and menu operation.
  • Page 83: Memconfig Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 84 MEMCONFIG MENU PS3 SAVE=OFF PS3 SAVE turns context saving on and off for the Adobe PostScript 3 personality. Context saving is not performed for Adobe PostScript 3. After the printer switches to the PCL personality, the PostScript resources are lost.
  • Page 85: Parallel Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 86 I/O TIMEOUT= I/O TIMEOUT (input/output timeout) is the amount of time (measured in seconds) that the printer waits for more data before it ends a print job. If data from other ports frequently arrives during a print job, increase the setting.
  • Page 87: Ethernet Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 88 I/O TIMEOUT (input/output timeout) is the amount of time (measured in seconds) that the printer waits for more data before it ends a print job. If data from other ports frequently arrive in the middle of a print job, increase the setting.
  • Page 89: Token Ring Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 90 I/O TIMEOUT (input/output timeout) is the amount of time (measured in seconds) that the printer waits for more data before it ends a print job. If data from other ports frequently arrive in the middle of a print job, increase the setting.
  • Page 91: Test Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 92: Displaying The Page Count

    Press Enter to display the total page count for the printer. TEST MENU (For example 200,000 pages) PAGES: 200000 After a couple of seconds, the display reverts to SHOW PAGE COUNT. Press Go to put the printer back on-line. The Standard Printing Environment Settings...
  • Page 93: Language Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 94: Reset Menu

    Press Go to take the printer off-line Press Menu to display the first menu name Shaded menus appear after an option has been installed. E.g. A5 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software or Network cards. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5 module has been installed.
  • Page 95: Chapter 4 Optimizing Your Printing Environment

    Economizing on Use of Toner Economy mode (similar to the draft mode feature used by many dot matrix printers) uses less toner to print documents. The documents will print lighter, but they will be ideal for checking and editing. Follow this procedure to turn the economy mode on and off.
  • Page 96: Adjusting The Print Density

    For darker print, press Value to select a higher number. The higher the number, the darker the print density. For lighter print, press and hold down Shift and press Value to select a lower number. Press Enter to choose the setting.
  • Page 97: Printer Personality Switching

    If the print job is in the PCL language, the printer uses the PCL personality to do the print job. If the print job is in the PostScript language, the printer uses the PostScript personality to do the print job.
  • Page 98: Dedicating The Printer To One Personality

    Press Menu until you see PARALLEL MENU in the top line. Press Item. PERSONALITY=AUTO will appear in the bottom line. Press Value to select the personality you want to dedicate to the parallel port and press Enter. Choose PERSONALITY=PS for Postscript -or choose PERSONALITY=PCL for regular printing.
  • Page 99: Saving Downloaded Resources With Context Saving

    Context Saving The context saving feature determines how memory is allocated to deal with resources and data retained in memory from a previous job. This data may be needed again to process another print job. During a PCL print job, the memory stores the PCL personality and receives and processes data for print jobs from the host computer.
  • Page 100: How Much Memory Is Enough

    The table below lists the minimum amount of total memory required for context saving both for simplex (one-sided) and duplex (two-sided) printing. The printer comes with 4 MB of standard memory, so for 16 MB listed in the table below, you need to install an additional 12 MB of memory.
  • Page 101: Turning Context Saving On And Off

    The state of the original personality will be restored when switched back. The context saving feature will not appear as a menu item until the A5 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is installed. You must have at least 12 MB of memory (4 MB supplied as standard plus an additional 8 MB) in order to use the context saving feature.
  • Page 102: Printing A Test Print

    Printing a Test Print Print a Test Print when you need to visually check the current configuration of the printer. The Test Print has three important functions: Listing all the current menu settings. If no settings have been changed on the printer, you will see the factory default settings.
  • Page 103: Test Print Sample

    Test print sample Printing a Test Print...
  • Page 104 The Test Print Sample on the previous page is for a printer with some options installed. PCL MENU Displays the PCL job printing settings as determined by the PCL MENU items (see page 62). PS MENU (Only displayed if the PostScript option has been added.) Displays the PS job settings as determined by the PS MENU items (see page 107).
  • Page 105: Printing The Test Print Continuously

    Printing the test print continuously Follow the procedure below to print the Test Print continuously, and then turn it off. Press Go to take the printer off-line. The On Line indicator should go off. PAUSED will appear in the display.
  • Page 106: Printing The Font Lists

    Printing the Font Lists Follow this procedure to print a list of the internal fonts. Press Go to take the printer off-line. The On Line indicator should go off. PAUSED will appear in the display. Press Menu repeatedly until you see TEST MENU in the top line.
  • Page 107: Pcl Font List Sample

    PCL font list sample q w e r t y Printing the Font Lists...
  • Page 108 The information below refers to the sample on the previous page. q Font # The font number used to select the font from the printer control panel. The letter prefix of the number tells you the font source. I: Resident...
  • Page 109: Pcl Demonstration Page

    PCL demonstration page The PCL Demonstration Page, PRINT PCL DEMO in the TEST MENU, is provided to illustrate your printer’s features and print quality when the printer is using the PCL personality. Printing the Font Lists...
  • Page 110 MEMO...
  • Page 111: Chapter 5 Postscript Printing

    Adobe PostScript 3 software. For a complete description of other menus and items, see Chapter 3. Here are a few important points you should keep in mind about using the printer for PostScript printing: The PostScript personality supports 136 PostScript fonts. For a list of samples, refer...
  • Page 112: Testing The Postscript Installation

    Getting Started Guide. Checking the menus Open the page at the back of this guide so you can see the Menu Operation Flow. With the PostScript module installed, you should now be able to display and select items from the shaded menus in the chart.
  • Page 113: Setting Postscript Printing Options

    If you leave the printer set for automatic personality switching, the printer will select the PostScript personality for a print stream that contains PostScript data.
  • Page 114: Setting Up The Postscript Printing Environment

    Setting up the PostScript printing environment After you have installed the optional A5 module and tested the PostScript personality, you can use the enabled menus and menu items to set up your PostScript Printing Environment. Please remember that the MEMCONFIG MENU will not be displayed until at least 16 MB of additional memory is installed.
  • Page 115: Ps Menu

    If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A5e module has been installed. The PS Menu will not appear unless the A5 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is installed. RESOLUTION= RESOLUTION sets the print resolution in dots per inch (dpi) used for print jobs.
  • Page 116 Shift and Value. PS MENU PRINT ERRS=OFF PRINT ERRS (print errors) turns on the error report feature so the printer prints an error report every time one occurs. A print error status report is not printed. A print error status report is printed. Because no error messages are displayed on the printer control panel during PostScript print- ing, you may want to turn this feature on for PostScript printing.
  • Page 117: Printing The Demo Page And Font List

    Printing the demo page and font list Before you try to print the demo page and font list, follow the procedure to dedicate the printer to the PostScript personality (see page 105). Follow the procedure below to print the PS Demo Page and the PS Font List. Samples and a description of what each page contains are provided on the following pages.
  • Page 118 Demo print (start page) More About Using PostScript...
  • Page 119 Interface configuration Shows the current settings for the parallel interface. Total RAM and ROM The amount of total RAM and ROM available, including the 4 MB of standard on- board RAM supplied. Printing environment Lists the important features of the printing environment and their current settings.
  • Page 120 PS font list More About Using PostScript...
  • Page 121: Notes On The Postscript Personality

    For details about memory requirements, see Chapter 4. Do not turn on the Level 1 Compatible option on the driver menu. This printer will not work properly on PostScript created with this option.
  • Page 122 MEMO...
  • Page 123: Chapter 6 Maintenance

    Chapter 6 Maintenance This chapter shows you how to perform the following important tasks: Handling, storing and replacing toner cartridges. Cleaning the transfer guide area. Daily cleaning of the printer’s exterior surface.
  • Page 124: Storing And Handling Toner Cartridges

    Storing and Handling Toner Cartridges Follow the procedures below to handle and install a toner cartridge correctly. For the toner cartridge to function properly, keep these basic points in mind: The toner inside the cartridge should be evenly distributed before the cartridge is inserted into the printer.
  • Page 125: Handling Toner Cartridges

    Place the cartridge in its protective bag. Do not open the protective bag until you are ready to install the cartridge in the printer. Do not leave or place the cartridge where it is exposed to direct sunlight. (A) Never flip open the drum protective shutter and expose the photosensitive drum to light.
  • Page 126: Replacing A Toner Cartridge

    You can use the following simple procedure to extend the life of the cartridge: Remove the toner cartridge from the printer. Hold the cartridge at both ends and then tilt it slowly back and forth to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
  • Page 127: Replacing A Toner Cartridge

    We recommend that you clean the fixing assembly with the Cleaning Page (see pages 161 to 162) and clean the transfer guide area (see pages 125 to 126) with a soft clean cloth, each time you replace the toner cartridge.
  • Page 128 Grasp the toner cartridge by the grip area. Raise the grip end up slightly and pull the toner cartridge out to remove it from the printer. CAUTION To avoid fire and personal injury, never attempt to incinerate a used toner cartridge. Toner residue inside the cartridge is flammable.
  • Page 129 Place the toner cartridge on a flat, stable surface. Holding the cartridge in place with one hand, use the other hand to snap the tab on the end of the toner cartridge towards the back of the cartridge to release it.
  • Page 130 To avoid breaking the tape, do not pull the tape out at an upwards or downwards angle. If the tab breaks off the tape, pull the tape out by pulling on the end of the tape where the tab was originally attached.
  • Page 131 Let the cartridge fall back into position, making sure it is locked into place. Close the top cover. If the top cover does not close properly, do not force it. Open the cover, return to the previous step and ensure the toner cartridge is properly positioned inside the printer.
  • Page 132: Cleaning The Printer

    Daily care Turn off and unplug the printer. Use a mild detergent to remove marks or spots from the outer surface of the printer, then wipe with a soft, dry cloth. CAUTION...
  • Page 133: Cleaning The Transfer Guide Area

    To protect the toner cartridge from exposure to light, place it in the original protective bag or wrap it in a thick cloth. Using a soft clean cloth, wipe any paper dust off the black plate of the transfer guide. Cleaning the Printer...
  • Page 134 Pull the transfer guide back to its full extent q, then wipe the silver metal strip w with cloth. Then gently guide the transfer guide back to its original position.
  • Page 135: Chapter 7 Troubleshooting

    When You Have Trouble Printing This section provides a general description of printing problems and solutions. You may not see a message every time a problem occurs. For more details about error and warning messages, refer to the Messages Table, page 134.
  • Page 136: Problems And Solutions Without Messages

    Font not used Printer not using the font you want? You have specified a font that is not available. Print a PCL or PS Font List and see if the font you specified is available (see page 99 or 109). Indicators Indicators off and display blank? Power switch is not turned on.
  • Page 137 The toner inside the cartridge may be low or the toner is not evenly distributed inside the cartridge. Remove the cartridge, rock it gently 5 or 6 times and try to print again. If this does not solve the problem, replace the toner cartridge (see page 118).
  • Page 138 If the rest of the data are sent after the printer terminates the job, then the printer receives the data as a new job and starts printing on new pages.
  • Page 139 The printer could not receive the data from the host computer because the printer took too long to process the current data in the printer. You may have to increase the I/O TIMEOUT setting or disable it in the PARALLEL MENU (see page 77).
  • Page 140: Responding To Error Messages

    Service messages are displayed when a serious problem is detected inside the printer. Every time you turn on the printer, it runs an internal test. If any problems are detected during the self-test or at any other time during operation, a service message will be displayed as follows, nn-nn ERROR: Where nn-nn is replaced by numbers.
  • Page 141 The serial number is located inside the printer. The serial number consists of 3 letters followed by 5 numbers. Follow the procedure on the opposite page to call for service if any of these situations occur: If you find the power cord or plug is damaged.
  • Page 142: Messages Table

    Messages Table This is a comprehensive list of printer messages. Some of the messages indicate errors or problems, and others inform you of the current status of the printer. If you have any questions, contact your local supplier. Messages marked with “ ( ) ” can be skipped by pressing Go.
  • Page 143 CALL FOR SERVICE An NVRAM error. 6F-68 ERROR CALL FOR SERVICE Perform a cold reset (see page 60). If this error persists, call for service. 6F-7A ERROR An SRAM error in the AIR chip. CALL FOR SERVICE If this error persists, call for service.
  • Page 144 The specified paper source must be loaded with the requested paper size. To continue the print job, you may have to press Go. If a paper source runs out of paper during printing, reloading the paper source will allow the printer to continue printing.
  • Page 145 The printer has received more data than it can hold in the available OVERFLOW memory on the printer. This can occur if too many soft fonts, macros or complex graphics are sent to the printer. Press Go and the job will continue printing, although data may be lost.
  • Page 146 Printing is in progress. PRINTING... You will see this message if you try to take the printer off-line by pressing Go during printing. This message is also displayed when you are printing one of the internal demonstration or test pages. No action required.
  • Page 147 PS OPTION An optional ROM DIMM has failed its startup test. ERROR Replace the ROM DIMM. CLOSE The face-up tray is open when the printer is attempting to print a FACE-UP TRAY duplex job. Close the face-up tray. +FORMAT FLASH...
  • Page 148: Skipping Error Messages Temporarily

    Skipping error messages temporarily Messages in the Messages Table marked with an arrow enclosed in a circle ( ) relate to minor problems that can be skipped temporarily. Overriding an error is only a temporary measure that allows you to complete the current print job.
  • Page 149: Clearing Paper Jams

    Clearing Paper Jams If a paper jam occurs during printing, the Alarm indicator will light and the message PAPER JAM will appear in the display. Before removing the paper jam Before removing any jammed paper, you must observe the following precautions.
  • Page 150: Locating A Paper Jam

    Locating a paper jam A paper jam can occur in any of the following locations shown below. You should check each location for jammed paper and remove it. Area Page Face-up tray area Face-down tray area Imaging area Optional envelope feeder area (if installed)
  • Page 151: Restarting A Print After Clearing A Paper Jam

    (see page 72). With jam recovery off, the printer does not automatically resume printing after the paper jam has been cleared. You must start the print job again from your software application. You may want to use this setting to conserve memory.
  • Page 152: X X X X X Face-down Tray Area

    Face-down tray area Open the face-up tray by grasping the tab and pulling down the tray as shown. If you can see the edge of the paper Gently remove the jammed paper, as shown. If the jammed paper cannot be easily removed, do not force it. This can happen when the trailing edge of the paper is still within the paper feed area.
  • Page 153: Imaging Area

    If you cannot see the edge of the paper Grasp both edges of the paper, and gently pull it out from around the printer roller and toward you q. After the paper’s edge has rolled out, slowly pull the paper out toward you w.
  • Page 154 Then, pull out the jammed paper r holding its leading edge while opening the release guide e as far as it will go as shown. Replace the envelope feeder slot cover onto the printer after removing the jam.
  • Page 155: V V V V V Optional Envelope Feeder Area

    Remove any envelopes from the envelope feeder. Lower the envelope pressure plate q and lift back in the extension tray w. Press and hold the release button, then grasp the feeder by its sides q. Gently remove the envelope feeder from the printer w.
  • Page 156 Reach into the opening under the feeder and remove the jammed envelope. To reinstall the envelope feeder, align the tabs on the envelope feeder with the slot on the printer. Gently slide the feeder into the slot as far as it will go.
  • Page 157: Multi-purpose Tray Area

    If paper is jammed in the tray area follow the procedure on pages 145 to 146. If you cannot easily reach the paper to clear the jam, slowly pull the jammed paper out from the front, as shown in the figure.
  • Page 158: Paper Cassette Area

    Locate the jammed paper inside the printer and gently pull it out. If the paper does not come out easily or you cannot grasp the edge of the paper easily, do not force it. Always release the transfer guide inside the printer before removing the paper (see page 151).
  • Page 159 Open the top cover q and remove the EP-52 cartridge w. Store the cartridge in its original protective bag to avoid exposure to light. Hold the green lever and flip the transfer guide up q, then slowly pull the paper out from below w.
  • Page 160: Optional 500-sheet Paper Feed Unit Area

    Store the cartridge in its original protective bag to avoid exposure to light. If you can see the edge of the paper Hold the green lever and flip the transfer guide up q, then slowly pull the paper out from below w.
  • Page 161: Optional Duplex Unit Area

    Locate the jammed paper inside the paper feed unit and gently pull it out. • If the jammed paper is still within the paper feed area inside the printer, do not force it. Always release the transfer guide inside the printer before removing the paper (see page 152).
  • Page 162 If paper is jammed in the duplex unit area, lift the rear of the duplex unit slightly. Then remove the unit from the printer. CAUTION Always insert, or remove, the duplex unit fully. Never leave the unit only partially inserted. The unit may drop down, causing injury or damage.
  • Page 163 If paper is jammed as shown in the figure, lift the green transfer guide q and gently ease the edge of the paper away from the guide w. When the paper’s edge comes out of the guide, gently pull the paper out towards you.
  • Page 164 If paper is jammed as shown in the figure, open the duplex unit paper jam release cover q. Grasp both edges of the paper, and gently pull the end of the paper toward you w. When the end of the paper comes out, gently pull the paper out toward you.
  • Page 165 If you cannot see the paper even after the duplex unit paper jam release cover is open, turn over the duplex unit. If you can see the paper, remove it as shown below. If you cannot see the paper even after performing procedures A and B, remove the paper cassette from the printer.
  • Page 166: Correcting Poor Print Quality

    Value to decrease the number. The lowest number you can set for the density is 0. When the setting you require is displayed, press Enter. Press Go to put the printer on-line. The On Line light comes on and the printer is ready for use.
  • Page 167: When You See Vertical Stripes Or Fading

    Occasionally toner may collect on one side of the cartridge causing an uneven distribution of toner across the length of the cartridge. This may cause white vertical lines or white patches in your prints even when there is an ample supply of toner in the cartridge.
  • Page 168 • If the top cover does not shut properly, do not force it. Open the top cover again, remove the toner cartridge, and reinsert the toner cartridge. Ensure the toner cartridge is positioned correctly before you close the top cover.
  • Page 169: When You See Black Spots Or White Specks

    When you see black spots or white specks ... If black spots or white specks appear on the printed pages, the fixing roller inside the fixing assembly unit may be dirty. Black spots Cleaning Page Follow the instructions below to clean the fixing assembly by printing the Cleaning Page using the operation panel menus.
  • Page 170: Calling For Service

    Be sure to flatten it before placing the Cleaning Page on the tray again. • Make sure that the paper guides of the tray are set to the width of the paper. Printing problems may occur if the guides are set too loose or too tight.
  • Page 171: Reference

    Reference Appendix 1: Typeface Samples Resident scalable font samples MicroType samples...
  • Page 172: Resident Bitmap Font Samples

    Resident bitmap font samples Resident scalable barcode font samples Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 173: Postscript (option) Font Samples

    PostScript (option) font samples Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 174 Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 175 Adobe, PostScript, the Adobe logo and the PostScript logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. • registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated * trademark of AlphaOmega Typography ¤ trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Page 176: Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported

    Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported Table A-3 Symbol Sets Supported by MicroType =Supported Panel Typefaces Antique Clarend Garamond Letter Univers Line Albertus Courier Marigold Univers Coronet Olive Cond. Antique Gothic Cond. Printer Omega Times Display ID Symbol Sets ROMAN-8 8U...
  • Page 177 Table A-4 Symbol Sets Supported — continued =Supported Panel Typefaces Times New Arial Wingdings Symbol Roman Display ID Symbol Sets ROMAN-8 8U Roman-8 ISOL1 ISO 8859-1 Latin1 ISOL2 ISO 8859-2 Latin2 ISOL5 ISO 8859-9 Latin5 PC-8 10U PC-8 PC-8DN 11U PC-8 Danish/Norwegian...
  • Page 178 Fig. A-1 Roman-8 (R8) ISO-6 Roman8R Fig. A-2 ISO 8859/1 Latin 1 ECMA94L ECMA94R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 179 Fig. A-3 ISO 8859/2 Latin 2 ECMA94L I8859L2 Fig. A-4 ISO 8859/9 Latin 5 ECMA94L I8859L5 Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 180 Fig. A-5 PC-8 Code Page 437 PC-8L PC-8R Fig. A-6 PC-8 Danish/Norwegian PC-8L PC-8DNR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 181 Fig. A-7 PC-850 Multilingual (PM) PC-850L PC-850R Fig. A-8 PC-852 Latin 2 PC-850L PC-852R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 182 Fig. A-9 PC-Turkish PC-8L PC-8TKR Fig. A-10 Windows Latin 1 Win31L Win31R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 183 Fig. A-11 Windows Latin 2 Win31L Win31L2R Fig. A-12 Windows Latin 5 Win31L Win31L5R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 184 Fig. A-13 Desk Top ISO-6 DeskTPR Fig. A-14 PS Text VentrIL PSTextR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 185 Fig. A-15 Ventura International VentrIL VentrIR Fig. A-16 Ventura US VentrIL VentrUR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 186 Fig. A-17 Microsoft Publishing MicPubL MicPubR Fig. A-18 Math-8 Math8L Math8R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 187 Fig. A-19 PS Math PSMathL PSMathR Fig. A-20 Ventura Math VentrML VentrMR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 188 Fig. A-21 PiFont Fig. A-22 Legal Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 189 Fig. A-23 Windows 3.0 Latin 1 ECMA94L Win30R Fig. A-24 MC Text MacTxtL MacTxtR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 190 Fig. A-25 Symbol Font SymFntL SymFntR Fig. A-26 Wingdings Font WingdgL WingdgR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 191 Fig. A-27 PC-860 Portugal PC-860L PC-860PRT Fig. A-28 PC-865 Norway PC-865L PC-865NR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 192 Fig. A-29 PC-8 Greek PC-8L PC-8GR Fig. A-30 OCR-A Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 193 Fig. A-31 OCR-B Fig. A-32 3 of 9 Barcode Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 194 Fig. A-33 UPC/EAN Barcode Fig. A-34 Code 128 Barcode Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 195 Fig. A-35 Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 196: Iso Substitution Table

    ISO substitution table The shaded characters in the table are replaced with the corresponding ones in the following table according to the graphic set used. Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 197: Appendix 3: Print Media Specifications

    Before you order paper in large quantities for your printer, always test the paper in the printer to ensure that it performs properly.
  • Page 198: Plain White Paper

    Plain white paper Plain white paper must meet the following general requirements: Paper weight must meet the specifications listed in Tables A-1 and A-2. Heavier or lighter paper can cause paper feed failures, paper jams and excessive wear on the printer.
  • Page 199: Colored Paper

    A-1 and A-2 (see pages 189 to 190). Heavy (thick) paper Do not use extremely heavy or stiff paper. Heavy paper can cause paper feed failure, paper jams and excessive wear inside the printer. Use only paper of a weight within the specifications for plain paper in Tables A-1 and A-2 (see pages 189 to 190).
  • Page 200: Paper You Can't Use

    Paper that contains any material that melts, vaporizes, discolors or gives off dangerous fumes when exposed to high temperature. Paper is exposed to high temperatures of 190°C (374°F) for 0.1 second in the fixing assembly inside the printer. Paper that is rough, extremely smooth or glossy.
  • Page 201: Transparency Film

    190°C (374°F). Adhesive labels Adhesive labels can be used in the printer provided they are suitable for use in laser printers. They should be fed from the Multi-Purpose tray. Attempting to print on inappropriate labels can cause serious damage to the printer. You must follow the guidelines below when you print on adhesive labels.
  • Page 202: Envelopes

    Envelopes You can print envelopes by feeding them from the Multi-Purpose tray or the optional Envelope Feeder EF-52. Only use good quality envelopes. Check envelopes and ensure the following conditions are met: The weight is within the specifications for envelopes described in Tables A-1 and A-2 (see pages 189 to 190).
  • Page 203 Envelopes with peel-off strips. Poor quality envelopes, including baggy envelopes or envelopes that are not square and straight. Envelopes with treated surfaces that might discolor, melt or emit fumes when exposed to high temperatures of 190°C (374°F). Appendix 3: Print Media Specifications...
  • Page 204: Storing Paper

    If paper is moved between locations that differ widely in temperature or humidity, it may curl. If this situation cannot be avoided, store the paper in the work area by the printer for at least one day to give the paper time to adjust to the new conditions.
  • Page 205: Handling Paper

    Leave unused paper in its wrapper. Never mix different types of paper when you load the cassette or Multi-Purpose tray. Always wait until the cassette or tray is empty before loading fresh paper . This will help avoid paper jams.
  • Page 206: Appendix 4: Printer Specifications

    Sound Power Level 6.6 B max. 6.4 B max. Print speed is dependent on the complexity of the data on a page and the efficiency of your software. Complicated graphic data may also slow down printing. Appendix 4: Printer Specifications...
  • Page 207: Physical Dimensions

    Options 500 sheet paper feed unit (80 g/m or 21 lbs. paper) 75 sheet envelope feeder Paper output tray capacity 250 sheet face-down delivery (80 g/m or 21 lbs. paper) 50 sheet face-up delivery (80 g/m or 21 lbs. paper)
  • Page 208: Environmental Requirements

    Operating Storage Temperature 7.5°C to 32.5°C (46 to 90.5°F) 0°C to 35°C (32 to 95°F) Humidity 10 to 80% RH (no condensation)5 to 95% RH (no condensation) Controller specifications RISC processor: Intel 960HD-50 Memory (RAM) Standard 4 MB (megabyte) Max. memory...
  • Page 209: Software Specifications

    UFST (Universal Font Scaling Technology by Bayer Corporation.) Other features Automatic interface switching Automatic language switching when optional PostScript module installed. Memory enhancement by Memory Reduction Technology. This printer's parallel interface supports only nibble mode of IEEE 1284. Optional Canon Adobe ® PostScript ® ™...
  • Page 210: Interface Specifications

    DATA 6 DATA 7 DATA 8 ACKNLG BUSY CALL(PE) INPUT PRIME RET SELECT INPUT PRIME AUTO FD FAULT AUXOUT1* CHASSIS GND AUXOUT2* NC : Not Connected : Not used Fig. A-1 Parallel pin assignment Pin assignment Appendix 4: Printer Specifications...
  • Page 211 (Host Printer AUTO FD computer, SELECT etc.) CALL(PE) INPUT PRIME Fig. A-3 Example: Parallel interface cable connectors Connector: Amphenol 57-3060 or equivalent Cable: Shielded cable (Max. length: 3 m) Hood: Shielded processed metal or metal coated Appendix 4: Printer Specifications...
  • Page 212: Glossary

    PCL or PostScript depending on the data it receives. banding The process of creating a whole page of data in strips. The banding method uses less memory because the data is in a compressed format before strip composition.
  • Page 213 Letters and symbols to be printed are sent in the form of codes from the host computer to the printer. The codes are composed of two-digit characters such as 23 or 5B (hexadecimal). A character code table shows the correspondence between the host computer and printer.
  • Page 214 ") high, measured from the top of the tallest character to the tails, the bottom portions of y’s and j’s that descend below the text line. cleaning page A special sheet that is printed and then fed through the printer again to clean the fixing assembly. column pitch The terms column and character are often used interchangeably because 1 character occupies one column width.
  • Page 215 The lower the measurement, the lower the noise level. default A setting or value that remains in effect until you turn the printer on or off or change the numeric setting. The printing environment is set at the factory before the printer is shipped.
  • Page 216 Duplex Unit DU-52 and an additional 4 MB of memory. emulation A feature that allows the printer to emulate or take on the personality of another printer. If you install the optional A5 module for Adobe PostScript 3 software, your printer can emulate a PostScript printer.
  • Page 217 If this command is not sent from the host computer at page end, unprinted data may remain in the printer. If a print job is completed and the On Line indicator continues to blink, there is unprinted data in the print. Press Shift and Go to print all the data remaining in the printer.
  • Page 218 When the printer is ready, it sends a signal that it is ready to receive. After the data transmission is completed, signals to confirm the successful completion of the transfer are sent between the host computer and the printer.
  • Page 219 The collection of data that goes into printing. A job begins with a start command at the beginning of the first page of a document and ends with an end command on the last page. Once a job has started, no other job can be executed until it is complete.
  • Page 220 Multi-Purpose tray A tray that folds out from your printer and can hold a variety of print media, including cut sheet standard paper, envelopes, adhesive labels and transparencies.
  • Page 221 Transmits data in one-byte segments along a parallel cable. parity Parity is set to odd, even or none. It checks to see if data has been sent correctly or not. See personality. personality A personality refers to the languages supported by the printer. The printer supports two personalities: PCL and PostScript.
  • Page 222 PostScript See personality. printable area The area of a page on which the printer can reproduce text or graphics. There is a very small border around the edge of the paper where nothing can be printed. print density The relative thickness of printed lines. The thicker the line, the darker it looks.
  • Page 223 Stands for Read Only Memory, a type of printer memory that cannot be modified by the user and is not deleted even if the printer is turned off. The ROM holds all the factory settings programmed into the printer before it leaves the factory.
  • Page 224 Soft fonts reside in the printer memory only long enough to be used for printing. They must be downloaded for every print job. On the other hand, permanent soft fonts reside in the memory until the printer is turned off. Soft fonts are not listed in a printed font list.
  • Page 225 Dry, black carbon powder used to create the image on paper. The toner in your EP- 52 cartridge is permanently sealed inside. total RAM The total amount of random access memory available for creating print images and storing downloaded fonts and other data before they are printed. If you want to know the total RAM of your printer, print the TEST PRINT.
  • Page 226: Index

    Index Symbols refine, 73 summary, 72 500 Sheet Paper Feed Unit PF-52 conserving described, 4 toner, 73 context save for PCL, 75 for PostScript 3, 76 adhesive labels MEMCONFIG MENU, 75 recommended, 193 CONTEXT SAVE ADJUSTED automatic continue message, 135...
  • Page 227 CONFIG MENU, 73 message, 134 setting, 87 Flash ROM Module FR5, 5 Enter button font number function, 13 PCL MENU, 65 envelope feeder. See Envelope Feeder EF-52 font source Envelope Feeder EF-52 PCL MENU, 65 described, 4 fonts envelopes bitmap typefaces, 164...
  • Page 228 OPTION ROM ERROR specifications, 189 message, 137 transparency film, 189 options MEM ALLOC ERROR 500 Sheet Paper Feed Unit PF-52, 4 message, 136 Adobe PostScript 3, 4 MEMCONFIG MENU Duplex Unit DU-52, 4 context save, 93 Envelope Feeder EF-52, 4...
  • Page 229 PCL, 80 displaying, 84 dedicating network to PS, 79 page size dedicating printer to one personality, 90 PCL MENU, 63 dedicating printer to PostScript, 105 paper languages described, 1 colored, 191 PARALLEL MENU, 77...
  • Page 230 138 samples, 163 PCL Font List, 98 serial number problems, 158 location, 15 restarting after a print jam, 143 Show Page Count stopping continuous test, 97 TEST MENU, 83 Test Print, 94 skipping errors printing environment setting for auto, 140...
  • Page 231 Print PS Fonts, 83 Windows printer driver Print TR Config, 84 described, 3 Show Page Count, 83 setting, 22 summary, 83 WRONG PAPER SIZE Test Print, 83 message, 138 Test Print contents decribed, 96 continuous, 97 printing, 94 sample, 95...
  • Page 232: Menu Operation Flow

    Menu Operation Flow...
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