Installation 1 Installation A printer driver is an application that sends documents to a printer and manages communication between a printer and your computer. Install the printer driver from the supplied Product Library CD-ROM. Once installed, a variety of printer settings can be configured.
Installation Note: KPrint installs a client port monitor that enables Windows TCP/IP printing to any network card connected to Kyocera printing systems. KPrint supports LPR and IPP printing. For the KPrint Installation instructions, refer to your CD. KPrint is now a standalone installer.
Installation Vista - Custom Installation Vista - Custom Installation In the Installation Method page, select a custom installation then click Next. In the Custom Installation page, ensure that the KX Driver is selected as the product and then click Next. The Discover Printing System page appears.
Windows XP - Parallel Port (LPT) Installation In the Installation Method page, select Custom Mode > Driver. If you want to install the fonts, also select Utilities. In the Connection Type page, select Universal Serial Bus (USB), and then click Next.
A plug-in is a small computer program that interacts with a larger program to provide additional functionality. An example is Security Watermark, which is available for Kyocera printer drivers. Installing the plug-in adds Security Watermark functionality to the printer driver, adds a Security Watermark icon to the Advanced tab, and adds the dialog boxes that are used to set up a Security Watermark.
Windows XP - Network Connection, Custom Installation In any Select pages that appear make your selections and click Next. In the Confirm Settings page, click Install if the settings are correct. Click Cancel to correct the settings. The Printer Components Installation Completed page appears. Click Finish. When you have completed installing printers and optional components, if prompted, restart your system.
Installation Windows XP - Network Connection, Custom Note: If the Found New Hardware Wizard page appears, click Cancel. If the Hardware Installation warning dialog box appears, click Continue Anyway. Installation of the printer driver is now complete. If prompted, restart your system. KX Driver...
Printer Properties 2 Printer Properties This chapter explains how to customize the following printer driver settings: • Accessing Printer Properties • Installing Optional Devices • User Settings • Page Description Language (PDL) • Administrator Settings • Compatibility Settings Follow the steps below to set your preferred options as the default settings. These default settings can be changed temporarily when printing from Windows-based applications.
Printer Properties To use this feature, click Auto Configure. An "in progress" message appears, saying "Communicating with the printer to obtain setting information. Please wait a moment." The check box settings in the Device options list change and the Preview image is updated according to the device options installed.
Printer Properties Under Device options in the Device Settings tab, select the check boxes for devices installed in your printing system. Note: Some devices cannot be installed simultaneously. For example, an internal finisher and a 1000-sheet finisher cannot be used at the same time. After you have selected a device, other devices are marked with a red X, preventing the selection of conflicting devices.
Printer Properties Assigning Custom Boxes If you select the Hard disk check box, the Hard Disk Settings dialog box appears and virtual mail boxes can be created. For further details, see Custom Box page 8-2. If the device listing is already selected, double-click the option to open the Hard Disk Settings dialog box.
PDL in the Device Settings tab. You can choose from PCL XL, PCL 5e, KPDL (Kyocera Page Description Language), or PDF. The default is PCL XL, which is suitable for most printing purposes. After you select a PDL, the selection appears in the lower corner of the Preview image.
PostScript 2 or 3. printing systems) • An optional KPDL upgrade kit may be required for some models. • Kyocera’s emulation of PostScript printing • Strong graphics reproduction • Print speeds may be slower than PCL 5e. •...
Printer Properties Settings is available when the PDL is set to PCL XL, KPDL, or PDF. PCL XL Option Description Disable auto media type A check box control for disabling automatic switching of switching the paper source. If the selected cassette runs out of paper: Cleared: The printing system automatically switches to another cassette loaded with the same page size and media type.
Printer Properties Options Description Security Settings Lets you select an encryption level and create passwords for the generated PDF file. To access the Security Settings dialog, follow these steps: 1. Open Printer Properties/Device Settings 2. Click on the PDL. button 3.
Printer Properties Administrator Settings The following settings can be specified by selecting Administrator in the Device Settings tab. • User Login • Job Accounting • Administrator Password Note: The Administrator Settings dialog box appearance and options may vary depending on your printing system. User Login Use User Login to add users with a user name and password.
Printer Properties When a user prints a document, the driver prompts you for a user name and password. You can use a Login User Name that is not on the list, and it is not added to the list. When sending a print job, type a Login User Name and password when prompted, then click OK to print.
Printer Properties Use Look in at the top of the window to find for the file to import, or type the file name, and click Open. You can then select the imported file from the list of Login User Names. Export In the Administrator Settings dialog box, click Login User Name List, then click Export.
Printer Properties Note: Some versions say Password protect instead of Password protect administrator settings. Both open the same dialog box. Prompt for account ID: This option can be used to prompt the user for an account ID when printing. When sending a print job, type an account ID when prompted, then click OK to print.
Printer Properties driver or one from another manufacturer. If media source macros exist for the older driver, then the alignment of media source values maintain support without the need to change the macros. Use the Driver Info utility, available on the Product Library CD, to compare the source values for all installed drivers.
Printing Basics 3 Printing Basics This chapter describes the following printing tasks when printing from Microsoft Windows applications. • Basic Printing Tasks • Printing on Paper of Non-Standard Sizes • Duplex Printing • Reverse Order Printing • Collating Modes Basic Printing Tasks The steps required to print a document created with an application are explained below.
Printing Basics Click Properties to open the Properties dialog box. In the Basic tab, click Page Sizes to open the Page Sizes dialog box. In the Select page size list, select a page size for the print job. Click OK to return to the Basic tab. Click OK to return to the Properties dialog box.7 For best results when printing on transparencies or recycled paper (the back side of paper which has already been printed on), from the Media type list select the media...
Printing Basics In the Basic tab, click the Print Size list and select the preferred output paper size.3 Confirm the proper paper size is loaded. Click OK to return to the Print dialog box. Click OK to start printing. The source document is automatically scaled to fit the output paper size. Media Types The printing system automatically selects the paper size specified in the Page Sizes setting in the Basic tab by default when you are printing on regular paper.
Printing Basics Load the paper in a paper cassette or the MP tray. Note: Use the MP tray in cassette mode (the default). For further details on MP tray modes, refer to the printing system's Operation Guide. Specify the media type at the operation panel on the printing system. Open the Properties dialog box.
Printing Basics Note: For custom paper, supply the paper using the universal (adjustable) paper cassette or the MP tray. Custom Paper Sizes Load the custom paper into the printing system. For further details, refer to the printing system's Operation Guide. Click Start in the Windows taskbar and then select Printers and Faxes.
Printing Basics To add more custom paper sizes, repeat the steps above (Maximum 20 custom paper sizes). Printing with Custom Paper Sizes Select Print from the File menu. From the application’s Print dialog box, open Print Properties. In the Basic tab, select the name of your saved paper size in the Print Size list. From the Source list, select the source cassette for the custom page size.
Printing Basics From the Basic tab, select Print on Both Sides. Select Flip on Long Edge or Flip on Short Edge. Flip on Long Edge Flip on Short Edge Portrait Portrait Landscape Landscape Click OK to return to the Print dialog box. Click OK to start printing.
Printing Basics Collating Modes By attaching a sorter to your printing system, you can specify how printed documents are stacked in the output trays after printing. The number of output trays and their receiving capacity (the number of sheets) varies depending on the sorter model.
Printing Basics Sorter Modes There are three sorter modes available. These modes are selected in the Basic tab: Collating Tray 1 Tray 2 • Collating in sorter mode produces the specified number of copies as Tray 3 complete sets of documents in each tray. Tray 4 •...
Printing Basics Collate Open the Properties dialog box. From the Destination list, select a face-down destination, such as Finisher (face- down) or Top Tray (face-down). Select the Collate check box. Select the number of complete sets in the Number of copies box. When printing using the collate option, specify the number of copies not to exceed the number of trays.
Layout 4 Layout In the Layout tab you can arrange document data on printed pages without changing the original document. • Booklet prints a multi-page document in a book format that can be folded and stapled. • Multiple pages per sheet prints more than one document page on a single sheet.
Layout • Select Right edge binding for languages that read right to left. Left Edge Binding Outside Outside Outside Inside Inside Right Edge Binding Outside Outside Outside Inside Inside Booklet Printing In your application, select Print from the File menu and open Print Properties. Click the Layout tab.
Layout Multiple Pages Per Sheet You can print multiple pages of a document on a single sheet of paper. Pages can be arranged in a variety of ways, and a border can be printed around each document page. From the application’s Print dialog box, open Properties. (Select Print from the File menu, and select Properties.) Click the Layout tab.
Layout Sheets Per Page In the Sheets per page list, select the size of the desired poster, in relation to the original document size. The list shows the number of sheets to be printed and the maximum poster size. The final size may be reduced slightly depending on selections made in the Poster Settings dialog box.
Layout Print Format If you are new to poster printing, you may want to print a proof sheet, in addition to the poster, to guide you in assembling the printed poster sheets. The proof sheet shows all poster pages on one sheet with markings that show how to assemble the sheets.
Layout Scaling Based on the page size and print size specified in the Basic tab, you can increase the top and/or left margin. Scaling Click the Layout tab in the Properties dialog box, and type the scale percentage into the Scaling (20-500%) box, or click the up or down arrow buttons to adjust the value. User Guide...
Finishing 5 Finishing This chapter describes the uses of finishing equipment. The Finishing tab is available for models that support optional finishing devices such as Internal finisher or 1000-sheet finisher. Note: For some features in the Finishing tab, the caution symbol appears when the feature is unavailable.
Finishing You can choose the position of staples and hole punches in a document composed of mixed page sizes. In contrast, if you are printing a mixed page size document without using Finishing edge, staple or hole punch positions depend on the paper size settings (portrait or landscape) in the paper cassettes.
Finishing In the Basic tab, from the Source list select an Auto source. In the Finishing tab, select Finishing edge. Select from available Position (the document edge to be finished) options, or select Custom. Positions are based on the Print size selection in the Basic tab. For more information, see Positioning Options for Finishing Edge on page 5-3.
Finishing The top two settings (e.g. A4/Letter) are for the smaller size paper in the mixed page document. The second row of settings (e.g. A3/Legal/Ledger) is for the larger size paper in the mixed page document. Select the one setting that best illustrates the edge of the mixed pages you want to align.
Finishing Note: Staple and Separation features cannot be used together. If Printer default is selected as the Destination in the Basic tab, the selection of an option in the Finishing tab results in the automatic selection of a destination compatible with that finishing option. The destination is automatically updated to the first available output tray that supports the selected finishing option.
Finishing Punch The Punch feature is available on printing systems with an optional finishing device installed. This feature places hole punches along the edge of the printed pages, so that the pages can be bound together or placed in a binder. Punch cannot be used when Booklet is selected in the Layout tab.
Finishing Note: Each sheet is punched separately. When sheets are stacked, the holes may not line up exactly. You can increase the left or top margin to provide additional space for hole punches by using the Gutter feature. For further details, refer to Gutter on page 5-4.
Finishing From the application’s Print dialog box, open Properties. (Select Print from the File menu, and select Properties.) In the Basic tab, under Destination, select a face-down finishing tray, such as Finishing tray or Finishing tray (face-down). Click the Finishing tab, then select Separation. The Offset jobs option is selected. Click OK to return to the Print dialog box.
Uses the highest printing system resolution. Proof (monochrome Uses the second highest printing system resolution. printers only) EcoPrint Makes text and graphics appear lighter in the printed job. Custom Choose your own combination of settings for Resolution, Kyocera Image Refinement and EcoPrint. KX Driver...
The Fonts feature lets you specify how TrueType fonts are sent to the printing system. The chosen method affects the speed and quality of the print job. Note: All of Kyocera's device fonts are TrueType fonts; do not disable them in the driver.
Imaging Click Fonts to open the Font Settings dialog box. Select one of the methods for sending TrueType fonts, and then click OK to save your selection: Fonts Option Description Download as outlines Best suited for large documents or print jobs using multiple fonts and font sizes.
Imaging Font Substitution With Substitute with device fonts selected as the font setting, click Fonts to open the Font Substitution dialog box. The System fonts list shows the fonts installed on your computer. The printing system fonts are listed in the Available device fonts list. Select the system font, and then the available device font to be substituted.
Imaging Pattern Scaling Adjust the pattern scaling to improve visual compatibility between screen and print output. If printed patterns and fills do not match the appearance of that on the screen, use this feature to select a different print density. Pattern Scaling Option Description...
Imaging Halftone Screen An experienced user can adjust Halftone Screen settings to create shades of gray in graphic images. The Halftone Screen process breaks down the image into dots. Larger dots spaced close together create darker shades, and smaller dots spaced farther apart create lighter shades.
Imaging Halftone Screen Option Description Shape Select the shape of the halftone dot. The choice for the best halftone shape depends on the pattern and number of colors for your image. Ellipse Resists optical jump, which is when areas of an image that should be smooth suddenly become darker.
Publishing 7 Publishing This section describes the Cover mode, Page insert, and Transparency interleaving features of the printer driver. When these options are used with the MP tray, cassette mode (the default setting), must be set. For further details, refer to the printing system's Operation Guide.
Publishing In the Properties dialog box, click the Publishing tab. Select the Cover mode check box. Select from the page arrangements described in the table below. Cover Printing Options Check Box Selection Cover Insertion Type Front Inserts a blank front cover. Front cover Front...
Publishing Check Box Selection Cover Insertion Type Front and Back Inserts blank front and back covers. Back cover Front cover Front and Back Prints on the outside surface of the front cover and inserts a blank back cover. Front Outside Back cover Front...
Publishing Check Box Selection Cover Insertion Type Front and Back Prints on the outside surface of the back cover and inserts a blank front cover. Back Outside Back cover Front cover Prints on both sides of the back cover and inserts a Front and Back blank front cover.
Publishing Although the Page insert and Cover mode may be used simultaneously, they cannot be combined with Transparency interleaving (described in Transparency Interleaving on page 7-6). Insert Page Printing From the application’s Print dialog box, open the Properties. (Select Print from the File menu and select Properties).
Publishing Check Box Options Page Insertion Types Page insert Prints on both sides of the inserted page. Print onto Front Print onto Back Inserted page Combinations Adjust Media Combination Settings Enter the page number to insert. A page is inserted between the page number you entered and the page before it.
Publishing If the Source and Media type lists have not been combined, from the Media type list, select Transparency. Click the Publishing tab. Select the Transparency interleaving check box. To print the transparency content on the inserted pages as well, select the Print onto backing check box. From the Media for backing list, select the media type of the backing sheet or the source paper cassette.
8 Job This feature lets you store print jobs in the standard Hard disk so that you can print them again later from the printing system's operation panel. Job Storage (e-MPS) The Job tab offers a variety of features, as listed below. Not all features are available on all printing systems.
Printer Driver Function Job Deletion Access Panel Default Menu Options after Printing Code Message number of copies printed (Category) Proof and Hold When you print Saved until Menu> e-MPS One fewer than multiple copies, the printing system >Quick Copy original job printing system power is (adjustable)
Register a Custom Box Before you can send a document to a Custom box, you must register a Custom box at the printing system’s operation panel. At the printing system’s operation panel, press the Document Box key. A list of Custom boxes that are already registered, if any, appears on the operation panel.
Click Properties in the list. The Properties dialog box appears. Click the Device Settings tab, and double-click Hard disk. The Hard Disk Settings dialog box appears. Click Add. In Box number, type in a four-digit number between 0001 and 1000. Type a name in the Box name text box.
To delete a Custom box that you created, select the Custom box from the Box Number list and click Delete. Import and Export a Custom Box List This section explains how to import and export Custom box lists. You can save the list of Custom boxes created in the previous section onto your personal computer or network.
Save Jobs in Custom Boxes From the application’s Print dialog box, open the Properties dialog box, and click the Job tab. Select Custom box and click Selection. The Custom Box Settings dialog box appears. If no Custom boxes have been created in the driver, the last two options are disabled. Set Up Custom Boxes in the Driver on page 8-3 for instructions on adding a Custom box.
and password must have been already added to the Custom box list. See Set Up Custom Boxes in the Driver on page 8-3 for instructions on adding a Custom box. Make a selection, type in a box number and password if needed, and then click OK.5 Click OK to close the Properties dialog box, and then click Print.
Print Additional Copies of Quick Copy Jobs Press the Document Box key at the printing system's operation panel. Press Job Box. Press Quick copy/Proof and Hold. Press Open. If the user name is correct, press Open. Otherwise, press the key until the correct name appears.
copy. The printed jobs remain saved on the hard disk until the printing system is turned off. To delete jobs manually, use the same key sequences as explained in Delete Quick Copy Jobs on page 8-8. Private Print Private print jobs are saved to the hard disk for printing until a four-digit access code is entered.
Job Storage The Job storage feature saves jobs on the hard disk for future printing, even if the printing system is switched off. You can also use access codes to restrict the printing of forms. In the Job tab, click Job storage (e-MPS) and then select Job Storage. Select the Access code check box and type in the desired four-digit access code.
Job Name Select a name for your print job to use with Job storage features, or to display the name on the printing system's operation panel while the job is printing. This can help manage documents when multiple users are using the device at the same time. Select Application defined to allow the application to define the Job name or select Custom and type your own Job name, to a maximum of 79 characters.
Advanced 9 Advanced The Advanced tab contains special features that extend the capabilities of the printing system. Click the button at the left of the feature name to open a dialog box containing options for that feature. • Prologue/Epilogue inserts PRESCRIBE printing system language commands into specified pages or locations of a print job.
Advanced specific task), settings for printing system emulation, an electronic form, or a graphic object such as a logo or signature. You can add or delete command file names in the list, or select a file to edit. • To insert a command file into the print job and enable the features in the Prologue/Epilogue dialog box, select a file name from the list.
Advanced Insertion Point Each file in the list can be assigned only one insertion point. Choose one of the following insertion point options: Unassigned The selected command file is not inserted into the print job. This is useful if the list contains several command files, and you want to print some but not others.
Advanced If the Pages option is selected and you click OK without entering any numbers, you are prompted to specify page numbers. Watermark Use the Watermark feature to create, arrange, and print semitransparent text in the background of a document. You can choose one of four standard watermarks or create your own text.
Advanced If the Only on specified pages option is selected and you click OK without entering any numbers, you are prompted to specify page numbers. Print onto front outside cover Select Print onto front outside cover to print the watermark on a separate front cover page before the document prints.
Advanced Use the preview area and the Position or Angle features to adjust where the watermark prints on the page. Position Click the position button to change the position of the watermark without changing the angle. Position the cursor anywhere in the preview area. Click and hold as you move the mouse, adjusting the watermark image as you want it to appear on the printed page.
Advanced Edit Watermark The Edit Watermark feature lets you select an existing watermark and make changes to its appearance and properties. For standard watermarks, the Watermark name and Watermark text cannot be changed. From the Select watermark list, select a watermark to edit. Click Edit to open the Edit Watermark dialog box.
• Poster set to Off • Resolution set to 600 dpi • Kyocera Image Refinement set to Off • EcoPrint set to Off • Monochrome Brightness and Contrast set to 0 The Select security watermark list is constrained to [None] if any of these settings are changed.
Poster set to Off • Print Quality - Custom is constrained as follows: • Resolution set to 600 dpi • Kyocera Image Refinement set to Off • EcoPrint set to Off • Monochrome Brightness and Contrast set to 0. Select Security Watermark Select a watermark from the Select security watermark drop-down list.
Advanced When printing is specified for the first page under Page Selection and Front outside is selected In the Publishing tab, Print onto front outside cover is automatically selected by the driver. (Even though the check box shows as selected, the option is disabled.) If you want, in the Publishing tab you can also select different media for the covers than that used for the rest of the print job.
Advanced To leave a text line blank, select [None] from that line’s drop-down list. With User Defined selected from the Line text drop-down list, type the text you want in the text box next to the drop-down list. The maximum length of each line of text is 39 characters.
Advanced Available background pattern choices are: • Wave • Tile • Leaf • Plaid • Diamond • Square • Lattice • Crystal Overprint Select Overprint to print the security watermark over the document content, leaving the content visible. The effect is the security watermark seems blended in with the document content.
Advanced Print sample: Click to print a sample page of the selected text contrast and background shading density. For comparison, the page also includes other text contrast options. Your settings are identified in the Current selection box bordered in black. For best results, print three separate sample pages using each of the Pattern shading selections, Light, Normal and Dark.
Advanced When you are finished editing, click OK to save any changes you made to the security watermark. To quit the dialog box without saving the changes, click Cancel. Delete Security Watermark The Delete option lets you remove a custom security watermark that was previously added.
Advanced The administrator can lock PrintID tracker so that all printed documents are embedded with ID information. See Lock PrintID Tracker on page 9-16. To use PrintID tracker: In the Advanced tab, click Security Settings to open the Security Settings dialog box.
Advanced ID name: Type a descriptive name for the new ID, up to 39 characters. Once added, it appears in the ID selection list in the Security Settings dialog box. Embedded information: Select optional text to include in addition to default ID information.
Advanced Once changes have been made and OK or Cancel is clicked, PrintID tracker is locked again. To lock PrintID tracker: In the Device Settings tab, click Administrator to open the Administrator Settings dialog box. Select Lock PrintID Tracker. Enter a 4-16 character password. Reenter the password in the Confirm password dialog box to confirm.
Advanced EMF Spooling When printing large documents, it can be beneficial to select EMF spooling. This delays spooling and returns the user to their application more quickly. EMF spooling is not available when KPDL is selected as the page description language (see Page Description Language (PDL) on page 2-5).
Profile 10 Profile This feature lets you save printer driver settings as a profile. You can select multiple options in the Printing Preferences tabs, save them to a profile, and use all of them at once when you apply the profile. For example, you can save a profile with selected options for Print on both sides, landscape, and rear tray destination.
Profile Type a Name for the profile, select an Icon, and type an optional Description. The name can be up to 31 characters, the description can be up to 255 characters. Click OK to save the profile. Click Apply to activate the selected profile to the current print job. Note: To reset the printer driver to default settings, select the Factory Default profile and click Apply.
Profile Delete Profile Click Profile in the Printing Preferences dialog box. Select profiles and click Delete. Click Yes to delete the profiles. Import and Export Profile You can export and save a profile on your computer and transfer it to other computers, then use it with other printing systems.
Glossary Access code A four-digit code you must enter at the printing system’s operation panel to print a Private Print job. An access code can also be used with the Job storage feature. Auto Configure Device settings feature that queries a printing system through the network and automatically retrieves settings for optional devices, and memory.
25 times larger than the original document size. PRESCRIBE Kyocera's scripting language that you can use to embed commands into specified locations in a print job. See also Prologue/Epilogue. Private print Job feature that sends secure print jobs to the printing system with a four- digit Access code and stores them on the Hard disk.
Quick copy Job feature that prints all copies of a job, then saves the job on the printing system’s optional Hard disk temporarily for later access. The stored Quick copy jobs can be accessed from the printing system's operation panel. Resolution The number of dots printed in one inch.
Printing Settings basic tasks 3-1 administrator 2-9 covers 7-2 Administrator password 2-12 duplex 3-6 compatibility 2-12 on paper of non-standard sizes 3-4 PDL 2-1 remaining copies of proof and hold jobs 8-8 Punch 2-3 reverse order 3-7 user 2-4 with Custom Paper Sizes 3-6 Sorter Modes 3-9 Private Print 8-2 Staple 5-4...
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