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  • Page 1 User's Guide IMPORTANT: Read this manual carefully before using your printer. Save this manual for future reference. English...
  • 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 Printer Control Panel Indicators Referencaes 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 ....... 32 Loading the Multi-Purpose tray ........... 34 Printing the first sheet on letterhead ........36 Using the Multi-Purpose tray as a manual feed station ..38 Printing Envelopes with the Multi-Purpose Tray ...... 41 Before loading envelopes ........... 41 Loading envelopes ..............
  • Page 6 Checking the menus ............96 Setting PostScript Printing Options ......... 97 Automatic personality switching ......... 97 Dedicating the printer to the PostScript language ....97 Setting up the PostScript printing environment ....98 PS MENU ................99 Printing the demo page and font list ......... 101 Notes on the PostScript Personality ........
  • Page 7 Correcting Poor Print Quality ..........151 When text is too light or dark ........... 151 When you see vertical stripes or fading ......152 When you see black spots or white specks ..... 155 Calling for service ............. 156 Reference Appendix 1: Typeface Samples ......
  • Page 8 Appendix 4: Printer Specifications ......193 Operating specifications ........... 193 Interface specifications ............. 197 Glossary ..............201 Index ................. 215 Menu Operation Flow ..........222 viii...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Getting To Know Your Printer

    This chapter introduces the features of the printer, the names of the printer parts and the functions of the printer control panel buttons and indicators. High speed printing The Power PC401 processor enables a print speed of up to 10 pages per minute (ppm) for A4 or Letter size paper. Superior print quality...
  • Page 10 Paper handling The standard paper cassette holds 250 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 Printer drivers and utilities The printer comes with printer drivers for Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000, and Windows NT 4.0. This allows you to control most printer settings from the Windows driver screens. You may need to install additional memory for printing large, complex files.
  • Page 12: Optional Equipment

    Optional equipment Below is a list of the options available for installation with this printer. For more details, contact your local supplier. Adobe PostScript 3 The software that enables your printer to perform Adobe PostScript 3 printing is ® ®...
  • Page 13: Parts Of The Printer

    Paper guides Adjust to the size of the paper loaded onto the Multi-Purpose tray. The guides adjust easily by hand. A paper limit on the left guide shows you the maximum height of a stack of paper that can be loaded onto the tray.
  • Page 14 . Power switch Press to turn the printer on or off. ⁄0 Face-up tray (opened) Holds approximately 50 printed sheets (80 g/m 21 lbs.) delivered face up. When a paper jam occurs inside the fixing assembly, pull the tray out to the horizontal position and remove the paper. CAUTION •...
  • Page 15 Transfer guide area (silver 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 16 Multi-Purpose tray z Paper guides Set to the size of the print media. x Extension tray (fliped out) Supports loading of a variety of print media and sizes. c Paper sensor Detects if paper is loaded in the Multi-Purpose tray.
  • Page 17 Rear right view z Ventilation slot x Serial number This is located on the face-up tray. Refer to this number when calling a service technician. c Power socket Connects to a power source. v 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit PF-32 (optional) This increases the paper capacity of the printer by 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m or 21 lbs.).
  • Page 18: Printer Control Panel

    Printer control panel buttons The table on page 12 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 19 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 20 • 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 21 Before you send a print job, this indicator must be 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 22: 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 23: Chapter 2 Using The Printer

    Using the Printer This chapter shows you how to start using the printer. We’ll show you how to select the correct paper, load it in the printer, select the source of paper feed and how to handle simple errors. For more details about paper specifications, storing and handling paper, see Appendix 3.
  • Page 24: Paper Path

    Paper path z Face-up tray x Face-down tray c Multi-Purpose tray v 250 Sheet Universal Cassette b 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit (option) Paper Path and Printing Process...
  • Page 25: 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 26: Paper Requirements

    Paper requirements You can load the internal 250 Sheet Universal Cassette 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 27 Torn paper Onion skin or other thin paper 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.
  • Page 28: Printing From The Standard Paper Cassette

    • For details about what kind of paper can be used, see page 18. The paper volume status bar on the left of the cassette allows you to find out at a glance how much paper remains without having to remove the cassette.
  • Page 29: Loading Paper In The Paper Cassette

    Pull out the paper cassette from the printer. Press down the metal plate inside the cassette until it latches. • When loading 250 sheets into the paper cassette, load the paper in two evenly sized stacks. • Do not load transparencies in the paper cassette. For transparencies, use the Multi-Purpose tray (see page 46).
  • Page 30 Determine the size paper you want to load. Then press and hold the tab on the rear paper guide q. Slide it so that it aligns with the selected paper size. The guide should click into place w. Make sure the rear paper guide has clicked firmly into place.
  • Page 31 Load the stack of paper so that it rests snugly against the rear paper guide, and side paper guide (left). Paper limit marks Make sure the paper stack is not above the paper limit marks as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 32 Align the guides on each side of the paper cassette with the grooves inside the printer and slowly push it into the printer. • The paper volume status bar shows how much paper remains. • During printing, do not open or close the paper cassette, while the paper is being fed, etc.
  • Page 33: Using The Optional 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit

    • This unit does not support B5-ISO paper. To ensure optimum print quality and avoid paper jams, note the following items. • Always adjust the side and rear paper guides to match the size of paper you want to load into the cassette.
  • Page 34: Configuring The Paper Size Via The Control Panel

    When you change the paper in the paper cassette, follow this procedure to set the paper size for the paper cassette. You can also use this procedure to set the paper size for the Optional 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit (CASSETTE2 SIZE).
  • Page 35: 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 36: Selecting Paper Delivery

    Selecting paper delivery The choice of paper delivery depends on the type of paper, as well as personal preference. For best results, always test print a few pages to ensure the selected print delivery is suitable for the paper. The paper delivery method used by the printer is determined by whether the face-up tray is open or closed.
  • Page 37 To set the face-up delivery back to the face-down delivery, follow the procedures described below: If the extension of the face-up tray is extended, be sure to push it back into the tray before closing. Then, use both hands and close it firmly.
  • Page 38 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. Printing from the Standard Paper Cassette...
  • Page 39 • To avoid breaking the latch on the face-up tray, do not try to force it open. • The face-up tray is designed to hold media that has been printed. To avoid damaging the tray, never use it as a holder for any other items.
  • Page 40: 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 41 • 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 42: Loading The Multi-purpose Tray

    The Multi-Purpose tray is designed to hold media that you want to print on. To avoid damaging the tray, never use it as a holder for any other items. Tap the stack of paper on a flat surface to properly align the edges.
  • Page 43 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 44: 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 45 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 in the top line.
  • Page 46: 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 47 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 top line. MPTSIZE= LETTER Press Value until you see the paper size you want to select. Then press Enter.
  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 50 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 51: 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 52 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 53: Using The Control Panel To Print Envelopes

    If you cannot select envelope printing from the printer driver and software application, follow the procedure below to set the printer to print on envelopes only. Press Go to take the printer off-line. At this time, make sure the On Line indicator is off. The READY message will change to PAUSED.
  • Page 54: 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 55 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.
  • Page 56: Cautions On Closing The Multi-purpose Tray

    Gently close the Multi-Purpose tray. Extension Tray If the Multi-Purpose tray does not close easily, do not try to force it shut. q Press down lightly at the center of the tray as shown in the illustration. w Gently close the Multi-Purpose tray.
  • Page 57: 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 58: 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 59: 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 60 -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 61: Resetting The Default Values

    Resetting the printer or menus Follow this procedure to do a printer or menu reset: Press Go to take the printer off-line. At this time, make sure the On Line indicator is off. The READY message will change to PAUSED.
  • Page 62: 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 supervision of the system administrator.
  • Page 63: 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 64: Pcl Menu

    If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed. PCL MENU RESOLUTION=600 RESOLUTION sets the print resolution in dots per inch (dpi) used for print jobs. 600 dpi. This setting is recommended for graphics and fonts designed for 600 dpi. 1200 1200 1200 dpi.
  • Page 65 Shift and Value. PAGESIZE= PAGESIZE 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 66 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 67 Print a PCL Font List to see the numbers assigned to the fonts. The font number (Font #) is the first column in the list (see page 91). You must select FNTSRC (font source) before FONTNUM will appear.
  • Page 68 PT.SIZE (point size) is the measured vertical height of a typeface. There are 72 points per inch, so a 36-point font is half an inch high, measured from the top of the uppercase letters to the tail of the letter y.
  • Page 69 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 3 mm ( in.).
  • Page 70: Feeder Menu

    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 71 This item only appears if the optional 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit is installed. Make sure you always set the paper size correctly when you load paper in the cassette. If the paper size is not set correctly, misprints and paper jams will occur.
  • Page 72 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 73: 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. A-32 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed.
  • Page 74 Changes to this setting have only a slight effect on the final appearance. 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.
  • Page 75 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 30 to 31) for detailed information on installation and menu operation.
  • Page 76: 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. A-32 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed.
  • Page 77 PS3 SAVE turns context saving on and off for the Adobe PostScript 3 personality. This item will not appear unless the A-32 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is installed. Context saving is not performed for Adobe PostScript 3. After the printer switches to the PCL personality, the PostScript resources are lost.
  • Page 78: Parallel1 Menu

    PERSONALITY is displayed only after the A-32 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is installed. Until you install the A-32 module, PCL is the standard personality of your printer. With this setting you can set the parallel port for automatic personality switching or dedicate the parallel port for only one personality.
  • Page 79 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 80: Parallel2 Menu

    PERSONALITY is displayed only after the A-32 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is installed. Until you install the A-32 module, PCL is the standard personality of your printer. With this setting you can set the parallel port for automatic personality switching or dedicate the parallel port for only one personality.
  • Page 81 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 82: 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. A-32 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed.
  • Page 83: Displaying The Page Count

    Press Enter to display the total page count for the printer. (For example 200,000 pages) PAGES: 0200000 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 84: Language Menu

    If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed. LANGUAGE MENU LANG=ENGLISH LANG (language) allows you to select the default language setting used for the display messages on the printer control panel. The following languages are available: ENGLISH...
  • Page 85: 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. A-32 module with the Adobe PostScript 3 software. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed.
  • Page 86 MEMO...
  • Page 87: 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 88: 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 89: Printer Personality Switching

    PCL or PostScript job processing, based on the content of the print job. 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 90: Dedicating The Printer To One Personality

    Press Menu until you see PARALLEL1 MENU (PARALLEL2 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 91: 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 92: How Much Memory Is Enough

    The table below lists the minimum amount of total memory required for context saving for simplex (one-sided) printing. The printer comes with 4 MB of standard memory, so for 12 MB listed in the table below, you need to install an additional 8 MB of memory.
  • Page 93: 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 A-32 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 94: 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 two 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 95: Test Print Sample

    Test print sample Printing a Test Print...
  • Page 96 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 56). 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 99).
  • Page 97: 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 98: 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 99: Pcl Font List Sample

    PCL Font List sample q w e r t y u Printing the Font Lists...
  • Page 100 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 101: 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 102 MEMO...
  • Page 103: 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 104: 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 105: 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 106: Setting Up The Postscript Printing Environment

    Setting up the PostScript printing environment After you have installed the optional A-32 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 107: Ps Menu

    Adobe PostScript 3 software. If there is insufficient memory, MEMCONFIG may not appear, even after the A-32 module has been installed. The PS MENU will not appear unless the A-32 module for Adobe PostScript 3 is installed. PS MENU RESOLUTION=600 RESOLUTION sets the print resolution in dots per inch (dpi) used for print jobs.
  • Page 108 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 printing, you may want to turn this feature on for PostScript printing.
  • Page 109: 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 97). 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 110 Demo print (start page) Setting PostScript Printing Options...
  • Page 111 Interface configuration Shows the current settings for the parallel interface. e Total RAM and ROM The amount of total RAM and ROM available, including the 4 MB of standard on-board RAM supplied. r Printing environment Lists the important features of the printing environment and their current settings.
  • Page 112: Ps Font List

    PS Font List Setting PostScript Printing Options...
  • Page 113: 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 114 MEMO...
  • Page 115: 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 116: 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 117: Handling Toner Cartridges

    If you move the cartridge to a location that is warmer or has higher humidity, let it sit out of the box for about an hour. This will allow it to slowly adjust to the new temperature, preventing condensation from forming.
  • Page 118: Replacing A Toner Cartridge

    Replacing a Toner Cartridge With average use, the life of one toner cartridge is about 5,000 pages. This is based on printing typical word processing documents that have about 5% page coverage with the print density adjusted to the factory default (see page 80).
  • Page 119: Replacing A Toner Cartridge

    Before you install the cartridge, ensure it has adjusted to room temperature especially if the toner cartridge has been moved from a cold to a warm location. If a cold cartridge is installed in the printer, condensation may form inside the cartridge and cause degradation of print quality.
  • Page 120 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.
  • Page 121 Remove the new toner cartridge from its protective bag. Save the protective bag. You may need it later if you have to remove the toner cartridge from the printer. The toner cartridge is sensitive to light. If the toner cartridge is removed for maintenance or to move the printer, it should be wrapped in the original protective bag or a thick cloth.
  • Page 122 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 123 Hold the cartridge so the arrow printed on the cartridge is pointing forwards toward the printer. Gently slide the toner cartridge into the printer as far as it will go. • You won’t be able to replace the cartridge if the cover is only partially open.
  • Page 124 Let the cartridge fall back into position, making sure it is locked into place. Close the top cover. • If the toner cartridge is not correctly installed, the top cover will not close completely. Do not try to force the cover to close, as this could damage it.
  • Page 125: 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 126: 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 silver plate of the transfer guide. Transfer charging roller •...
  • Page 127 While using the green mark, flip the transfer guide up q. Wipe the edge and both side of the transfer guide w and the silver metal strip e with a soft, clean cloth, to remove toner and paper dust from both sides of the transfer guide. Then gently set the transfer guide back to its original position r.
  • Page 128: Cleaning The Ventilation Slots

    Cleaning the ventilation slots A filter is installed in the cooling ventilation slots on the right side of the printer. If this filter becomes congested, the printer’s interior may not be adequately cooled, which could result in a printer fault. Please check the filter regularly and, if it is congested, clean it using the procedure below.
  • Page 129: 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 128.
  • Page 130: Problems And Solutions Without Messages

    Printer not using the font you want? Font not used 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 90 or 101). Indicators off and display blank? Indicators Power switch is not turned on.
  • Page 131 The toner inside the cartridge may be low or the toner is not evenly streaked 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 110).
  • Page 132 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 133 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 PARALLEL1 MENU or PARALLEL2 MENU (see pages 71 to 73).
  • Page 134: 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 (e.g.
  • Page 135 Location of the serial number 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 136: 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 137 The cassette is not in the printer or is not correctly positioned. CASSETTE1 Install the indicated paper cassette in the printer. If the paper cassette MISSING is in the printer, remove, insert it again and ensure it is securely in position. CLEANING PAGE The fixing roller is cleaning.
  • Page 138 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 139 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. If AUTOCONT is ON (CONFIG MENU), the print job will resume after 10 seconds.
  • Page 140 PRINTING... Printing is in progress. 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 141: Skipping Error Messages Temporarily

    This feature only works with minor errors such as MEM ALLOC ERROR and MEMORY OVERFLOW. Press Go to take the printer off-line. At this time, make sure the On Line indicator is off. The READY message will change to PAUSED.
  • Page 142: 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 143: Locating A Paper Jam

    Locating a paper jam A paper jam can occur in any of the locations shown below. You should check each location for jammed paper and remove it. Area Page z Imaging area x Multi-Purpose tray area c Paper cassette area...
  • Page 144: Restarting A Print After Clearing A Paper Jam

    (see page 65). 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 145: Imaging Area

    If the roller becomes dirty, the print quality will deteriorate. • The transfer guide opens to an angle of about 90 . Do not try to force it any further open as this could deform the guide and result in a deterioration in print quality or a printer malfunction.
  • Page 146 Feed Unit, remove the unit’s paper cassette. If the paper is jammed as shown below, do not try to pull the paper out by force. Remove it using the procedure described in the “Paper cassette area” section (see page 144).
  • Page 147 When you have cleared the paper jam, replace the toner cartridge q. Let the cartridge fall back into position, making sure it is locked into place w, and close the top cover e. Push the top cover down firmly with both hands to close it r.
  • Page 148 (see page 148). While using green mark, flip the transfer guide up q. Gently ease the edge of the paper away from the guide w. After the paper’s trailing edge has come out, slowly pull the paper toward you and out of the printer.
  • Page 149 • Part of the paper has had toner applied to it but not yet fixed. If you touch this part, toner will stick to your hands. To prevent this, hold the part of the paper without toner while pulling it out.
  • Page 150: Multi-purpose Tray Area

    If the roller becomes dirty, the print quality will deteriorate. • The transfer guide opens to an angle of about 90 . Do not try to force it any further open as this could deform the guide and result in a deterioration in print quality or a printer malfunction.
  • Page 151 When you have cleared the paper jam, replace the toner cartridge . Let the cartridge fall back into position, making sure it is locked into place, and close the top cover. Push the top cover down firmly with both hands to close it (see page 139).
  • Page 152: Paper Cassette Area

    Open the top cover completely and remove the EP-32 cartridge. Store the cartridge in its original protective bag to avoid exposure to light. Flip up the guide q, take hold of the leading edge of the paper, and slowly pull it out Transfer charging roller...
  • Page 153 If the roller becomes dirty, the print quality will deteriorate. • The transfer guide opens to an angle of about 90 . Do not try to force it any further open as this could deform the guide and result in a deterioration in print quality or a printer malfunction.
  • Page 154 • Be sure not to lift the cassette when sliding it in, as this may cause damage to the tracks. • If the leading edge of the paper has reached the fixing assembly, remove the paper through the face-up tray following the procedures for clearing jams from the fixing assembly (see pages 147 and 148).
  • Page 155: Face-up Tray Area

    Fully open the face-up tray to the jam-clearing position, as shown below. First open the face up tray until it stops halfway q. Then, gently lower it all the way down w. Press in the stoppers on each side of the tray to release it e and open it until it is horizontal r, as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 156: Transfer Guide Back To Its Original Position

    When you have cleared the paper jam, use the following procedure to return the face-up tray to its original position. Press in the stoppers on each side of the tray q and close it to its original position using both hands w.
  • Page 157: Face-down Tray Area

    Do not try to remove the paper by force. Please follow the paper jam clearing procedure described here. First open the face up tray until it stops halfway. Then, gently lower it all the way down (see page 147). Press in the stoppers on each side of the tray to release it and open it until it is horizontal.
  • Page 158: Clearing Paper Jams

    When you have cleared the paper jam, use the following procedure to return the face-up tray to its original position. Press in the stoppers on each side of the tray q and close it to its original position using both hands w.
  • Page 159: 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 160: 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 161 High-voltage contact points Open the top cover by grasping it at both sides and lifting it up completely. Grasp the cartridge by the grip, lift it slightly upwards, then pull the cartridge out and remove it from the printer. Rock the cartridge gently to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge. Repeat this 5 or 6 times.
  • Page 162 • 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 163: When You See Black Spots Or White Specks

    We recommend that you clean the fixing assembly and clean the transfer guide area (see pages 118 to 119) with a soft clean cloth, each time you replace the toner cartridge. Black spots Follow the instructions below to clean the fixing assembly using the operation panel menus.
  • Page 164: Calling For Service

    Calling for service If the printer requires servicing, turn it off and unplug its power cord from the wall. Keep this manual on hand for reference in case the service engineer asks you further questions. Before calling, make sure you have the following information.
  • Page 165: Reference Appendix 1: Typeface Samples

    Reference Appendix 1: Typeface Samples Resident scalable font samples MicroType samples Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 166: Resident Bitmap Font Samples

    Resident bitmap font samples Resident scalable barcode font samples Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 167: Postscript (option) Font Samples

    PostScript (option) font samples Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 168 Appendix 1: Typeface Samples...
  • Page 169 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 170: Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported

    Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported Table A2-1 Symbol Sets Supported by MicroType =Supported Panel Typefaces Antique Clarend Garamond Letter Line Univers Albertus Courier Marigold Univers Coronet Gothic Olive Cond. Antique Printer Omega Times Cond. Display ID Symbol Sets ROMAN-8 8U...
  • Page 171 Table A2-2 Symbol Sets Supported — continued =Supported Panel Typefaces Times New Arial Wingdings Symbol Roman Display ID Symbol Sets ROMAN-8 8U Roman-8 ISO L1 ISO 8859-1 Latin1 ISO L2 ISO 8859-2 Latin2 ISO L5 ISO 8859-9 Latin5 PC-8 10U PC-8...
  • Page 172 Fig. A2-1 Roman-8 (R8) Fig. A2-2 ISO 8859/1 Latin 1 Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 173 Fig. A2-3 ISO 8859/2 Latin 2 Fig. A2-4 ISO 8859/9 Latin 5 Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 174 Fig. A2-5 PC-8 Code Page 437 Fig. A2-6 PC-8 Danish/Norwegian Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 175 Fig. A2-7 PC-850 Multilingual (PM) Fig. A2-8 PC-852 Latin 2 Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 176 Fig. A2-9 PC-Turkish Fig. A2-10 Windows Latin 1 Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 177 Fig. A2-11 Windows Latin 2 Fig. A2-12 Windows Latin 5 Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 178 Fig. A2-13 Desk Top Fig. A2-14 PS Text Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 179 Fig. A2-15 Ventura International VentrIL VentrIR Fig. A2-16 Ventura US VentrIL VentrUR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 180 Fig. A2-17 Microsoft Publishing MicPubL MicPubR Fig. A2-18 Math-8 Math8L Math8R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 181 Fig. A2-19 PS Math PSMathL PSMathR Fig. A2-20 Ventura Math VentrML VentrMR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 182 Fig. A2-21 PiFont Fig. A2-22 Legal Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 183 Fig. A2-23 Windows 3.0 Latin 1 ECMA94L Win30R Fig. A2-24 ISO 8859/10 Latin 6 ECMA94L I8859L6R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 184 Fig. A2-25 PC-775 PC-775L PC-775R Fig. A2-26 PC-1004 PC-1004L PC-1004R Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 185 Fig. A2-27 Windows Baltic ECMA94L WinBALT Fig. A2-28 MC Text MacTxtL MacTxtR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 186 Fig. A2-29 Symbol Font SymFntL SymFntR Fig. A2-30 Wingdings Font WingdgL WingdgR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 187 Fig. A2-31 PC-860 Portugal PC-860L PC-860PRT Fig. A2-32 PC-865 Norway PC-865L PC-865NR Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 188 Fig. A2-33 PC-8 Greek PC-8L PC-8GR Fig. A2-34 OCR-A Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 189 Fig. A2-35 OCR-B Fig. A2-36 3 of 9 Barcode Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 190 Fig. A2-37 UPC/EAN Barcode Fig. A2-38 Code 128 Barcode Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 191 Fig. A2-39 Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcode Appendix 2: Symbol Sets Supported...
  • Page 192: 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 193: 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 194: Plain White Paper

    195 C (413 F). The stack of paper should contain only paper of the same size and weight. To avoid misfeeds and paper jams, do not mix different kinds of paper in the same stack.
  • Page 195: 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 195 C (413 F) for 0.1 second in the fixing assembly inside the printer.
  • Page 196: Transparency Film

    The print face of the label sheets must be of ordinary matte finish, similar to copy paper. The label sheet must be able to withstand high temperatures of 195 C (413 F).
  • Page 197: Envelopes

    Envelopes You can print envelopes by feeding them from the Multi-Purpose tray. Only use good quality envelopes. Check envelopes and ensure the following conditions are met: The weight is within the specifications for envelopes described in Table A3-1 (see page 185).
  • Page 198 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 195 C (413 F). Appendix 3: Print Media Specifications...
  • Page 199: Storing Paper

    Choose an appropriate location for storage. For best performance, keep the ambient storage and work area temperature at 20 C ( 3 C) or 68 F ( 5 F). Keep the relative humidity at 45% ( 5%). Guard against moisture.
  • Page 200: 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 201: Appendix 4: Printer Specifications

    49 dB max. (A) Background noise level (Bystander positions) 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 202: Physical Dimensions

    Approx. 50 sheets (80 g/m or 21 lbs. paper) via face-up delivery Print media requirements See page 185 Actual quantities may be different, subject to environmental conditions and the paper weight. Physical dimensions Dimensions Standard 259 mm (15 in.)
  • Page 203: Environmental Requirements

    Storage Temperature 10°C to 32.5°C (50 to 90.5°F) 0°C to 35°C (32 to 95°F) Humidity 20 to 80% RH (no condensation) 10 to 80% RH (no condensation) Controller specifications RISC processor: Power PC401 (66 MHz) plus QuickPrint Banding Processer Memory (RAM)
  • Page 204: Printable Area

    ROM size 4 MB Resident fonts Total 136 fonts: 24 Type 2 Fonts 112 Type 14 Fonts See pages 159 to 161 for details. Minimum RAM size required 4 MB Host interface Standard IEEE 1284 compliant parallel Option USB/Parallel Adapter Cable...
  • Page 205: Interface Specifications

    Interface specifications Parallel interface specifications (ECP Type) signal signal STROBE DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5 DATA 6 DATA 7 DATA 8 ACK (PeriphClk) BUSY (PeriphAck) PERROR (nAckReverse) SELECT (xFlag) INIT AUTOFD (HostAck) FAULT SELIN NC : Not Connected Fig.
  • Page 206 FAULT (Host Printer AUTOFD computer, SELECT etc.) PERROR INIT SELIN Fig. A4-3 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 207 Parallel interface specifications (Compatible/Nibble Type) signal signal STROBE DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5 DATA 6 DATA 7 DATA 8 BUSY PERROR SELECT INIT AUTOFD FAULT SELIN NC : Not Connected Fig. A4-4 Parallel Pin Assignment...
  • Page 208 FAULT (Host Printer AUTOFD computer, SELECT etc.) PERROR INIT SELIN Fig. A4-6 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 209: 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 210 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 211 24-point font contains characters ” ( ”) 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 Used to clean the fixing assembly.
  • Page 212 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 213 See also default. fixed spacing Used in a fixed font where all the characters are of the same width. Fixed spacing is also referred to as pitch and is measured in characters per inch.
  • Page 214 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 215 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 216 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 217 When the printer is on-line, it is ready to print. Every time you start a print job, check the On Line indicator to ensure it is on. If you press other buttons on the printer control panel while the printer is on-line, the printer will beep to tell you that these buttons are presently disabled.
  • Page 218 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 219 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. printer control panel The panel on the front of the printer that consists of the indicators, buttons and display.
  • Page 220 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 221 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 222 (“Hot plug”), and simple connection without fiddly setup procedures (“Plug & play”). Moreover, it can be used to connect the computer to many other devices at the same time.
  • Page 223: Index

    Index Symbols Cancel button control panel, 10 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit PF-32 function, 12, 50 described, 4, 6, 9 canceling FEEDER MENU, 62, 63 printing, 27 location, 5, 9 CASSETTE1 MISSING paper jam, 138, 144, 145 message, 129 paper orientation, 17...
  • Page 224 Multi-Purpose tray, 43 FLASH OVERFLOW precautions, 41 message, 128 printer control panel, 45 Flash ROM Module FR-32, 4, 67, 206 printing from Multi-Purpose tray, 41 font number recommended, 189, 190 PCL MENU, 59 settings for Multi-Purpose tray, 45...
  • Page 225 134 message, 130 recovery, 136 to 150 MEMCONFIG MENU setting jam recovery, 65 context save, 85 context save for PCL, 68 context save for PostScript3, 69 KEY NOT VALID menu operation flow, 222 message, 132 summary, 68 note, 11...
  • Page 226 OPTION RAM ERROR summary, 70 message, 131 PARALLEL2 MENU options automatic personality switching, 72 250 Sheet Paper Feed Unit PF-32, 4 BIDIRECTION messages, 73 Adobe PostScript3, 4 menu operation flow, 222 listed, 4 setting input/output timeout, 73 network adapter, 4...
  • Page 227 10 to 12 PARALLEL1 MENU, 70 buttons and menus, 50 PARALLEL2 MENU, 72 described, 5, 10, 211 setting PCL for parallel port, 70, 72 indicators, 13 setting PostScript for parallel port, 71, 73 location, 5, 10 personality switching message display, 10...
  • Page 228 RESET MENU, 77 Print PCL Fonts, 74 resident fonts Print PS Demo, 74 described, 212 Print PS Fonts, 74 listed, 157 settings on Test Print, 92 RESTORING DEFAULTS Show Page Count, 74 message, 131 summary, 74 Test Print, 74 Test Print...
  • Page 229 TONER CART MISSING message, 131 toner cartridge described, 205 extending life of, 152 handling, 109 message, 131 replacing, 110 to 116 service life, 110 storing, 108 transparency film described, 214 recommended, 188 troubleshooting poor print quality, 151 summary, 121 USB/Parallel Adapter Cable...
  • Page 230: Menu Operation Flow

    ISO L1, ISO L2, ISO L5, PC-8, PC-8 D/N, PC-850, PC-852, PC-8TK, WIN L1, WIN L2, WIN L5, DESKTOP, PS TEXT, VN INTL, VN US, MS PUBL, MATH-8, PS MATH, VN MATH, PI FONT, LEGAL, ISO 4, ISO 6, ISO 11, ISO 15, ISO 17, ISO 21, ISO 60, ISO 69, WIN 3.0, MC TEXT, PC-775, PC-860, PC-865, PC-8 GR, PC-1004, ISO L6, WIN BALT...
  • Page 231 Info Desk: (02151) 349-566 Mailbox: (02151) 349-577 Fax: (02151) 349-588 CANON FRANCE S.A. 17, quai du Président Paul Doumer 92414 Courbevoie Cedex, France Tel: (01) 4199-7777 Fax: (01) 4199-7951 Hotline: (01) 4199-7070 CANON ITALIA S.p.A. Via Mecenate, 90, 20138 Milano, Italy...
  • Page 232 CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC. 6505 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 325, Miami, FL 33126, U.S.A. CANON HONGKONG CO., LTD. 9/F, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong CANON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. 79 Anson Road, #09-01/06, Singapore 079906 CANON AUSTRALIA PTY., LTD.

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