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User's Guide
User's Guide
Dell B1160
Dell B1160w
BASIC
BASIC
This guide provides information concerning installation, basic operation and
troubleshooting on windows.
ADVANCED
This guide provides information about installation, advanced configuration, operation and
troubleshooting on various OS environments.
Some features may not be available depending on models or countries.

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide User’s Guide Dell B1160 Dell B1160w BASIC BASIC This guide provides information concerning installation, basic operation and troubleshooting on windows. ADVANCED This guide provides information about installation, advanced configuration, operation and troubleshooting on various OS environments. Some features may not be available depending on models or countries.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Reinstalling the driver Understanding the status LED 2. Learning the Basic Usage 5. Appendix Printing a test page Specifications Media and tray Dell technical support policy Basic printing Contacting Dell Warranty and return policy 3. Maintenance Copyright Ordering supplies and accessories...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    1. Introduction This chapter provides information you need to know before using the machine. • Key benefits • Features by models • Useful to know • About this user’s guide • Safety information • Machine overview • Control panel overview •...
  • Page 4: Key Benefits

    Convenience • To save paper, you can print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (see • Dell Printer Manager and Dell Printer Status are a program that monitors "Using advanced print features" on page 110). and informs you of the machine’s status and allows you to customize the machine’s settings (see "Using Dell Printer Manager"...
  • Page 5 Key benefits • You can print in various operating systems (see "System requirements" on page 61). • Your machine is equipped with a USB interface. Supports various wireless network setting method • Using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) button - You can easily connect to a wireless network using the WPS button on the machine and the access point (a wireless router).
  • Page 6: Features By Models

    ● ● SPL printer driver ● ● XPS printer driver ● ● Dell Printer Manager ● Embedded Web Service ● ● Dell Supplies Ordering Utility ● ● Dell Printer Status ● ● Firmware Update Utility (●: Included, Blank: Not available)
  • Page 7: Useful To Know

    • Replace the toner cartridge. Where can I purchase accessories or supplies? The machine does not print. • Inquire at a Dell distributor or your retailer. • Visit www.support.dell.com. Select your country/region to view product service information. • Open the print queue list and remove the document from the list (see "Canceling a print job"...
  • Page 8: About This User's Guide

    About this user’s guide This user's guide provides information for your basic understanding of the General icons machine as well as detailed steps to explain machine usage. • Read the safety information before using the machine. • If you have a problem using the machine, refer to the troubleshooting Icon Text Description...
  • Page 9: Safety Information

    Safety information These warnings and precautions are included to prevent injury to you and Operating environment others, and to prevent any potial damage to your machine. Be sure to read and understand all of these instructions before using the machine. After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 10 Safety information Caution Operating method During an electrical storm or for a period of non-operation, Caution remove the power plug from the electrical outlet. This could result in electric shock or fire. Be careful, the paper output area is hot. Do not forcefully pull the paper out during printing.
  • Page 11 Safety information Do not allow too many papers to stack up in the paper output tray. Caution It can damage the machine. Do not block or push objects into the ventilation opening. Before moving the machine, turn the power off and disconnect all cords.
  • Page 12 Safety information Use the power cord supplied with your machine for safe Maintenance / Checking operation. If you are using a cord which is longer than 2 meters (6 feet) with a 110 V machine, then the gauge should be 16 AWG or larger.
  • Page 13 When storing supplies such as toner cartridges, keep them away fire or electric shock. from children. • The machine should only be repaired by a Dell service Toner dust can be dangerous if inhaled or ingested. technician. To clean and operate the machine, strictly follow the user's guide When changing the toner cartridge or removing jammed paper, be careful not to let toner dust touch your body or clothes.
  • Page 14: Machine Overview

    Machine overview Accessories Power cord Quick installation guide Output stacker USB cable (B1160w only) Software CD Misc. accessories a. Refer to the Quick Install Guide to attach the output stacker to the machine. b. The software CD contains the printer drivers, software applications, and user’s guide. c.
  • Page 15 Machine overview Front view Rear view • This illustration may differ from your machine depending on its model. • This illustration may differ from your machine depending on its model. • Some features and optional goods may not be available depending on •...
  • Page 16: Control Panel Overview

    - Press this button each time you load a sheet of paper in the tray if you have selected Manual Feeder for Source in your printer driver. Info (B1160 • Prints configuration sheet only) - Press and hold this button for about 10 seconds until the green LED blinks slowly, and release.
  • Page 17: Turning On The Machine

    Turning on the machine Connect the machine to the electricity supply first. Press (power/cancel) button on the control panel. (power/cancel) button on the control panel. If you want to turn the power off, press 1. Introduction...
  • Page 18: Installing The Driver Locally

    Installing the driver locally A locally connected machine is a machine directly attached to your computer Insert the supplied software CD into your CD-ROM drive. using the cable. The software CD should automatically run and an installation window will appear. •...
  • Page 19 Installing the driver locally Select Connect to the computer using USB cable. Click Next. Your printer driver installation window that appears in this User’s Guide may differ depending on the printer in use. Follow the instructions in the installation window to complete the installation process.
  • Page 20: Reinstalling The Driver

    Windows Make sure that the machine is connected to your computer and powered on. From the Start menu, select Programs or All Programs > Dell > Dell Printers > your printer driver name > Maintenance. Select Repair and click Next.
  • Page 21: Learning The Basic Usage

    2. Learning the Basic Usage After installation is complete, you may want to set the machine’s default settings. Refer to the next section if you would like to set or change values. This chapter provides information about the overall menu structure and the basic setup options.
  • Page 22: Printing A Test Page

    To print a test page: Open the document you want to print. Select Print from the file menu. Select your machine from the Select Printer. Click Properties or Preferences. Click Dell tab > Test page. 2. Learning the Basic Usage...
  • Page 23: Media And Tray

    To change the size, you need to adjust the paper guide. • Using print media that does not meet these specifications may cause problems or require repairs. Such repairs are not covered by Dell’s warranty or service agreements. • Make sure not to use the inkjet photo paper with this machine. It could cause damage to the machine.
  • Page 24 Media and tray Flex or fan the edge of the paper stack to separate the pages before Loading paper in the tray loading papers. When the paper tray is empty or a paper jam has occurred, open and close the top cover to resume printing after clearing the error (see "Out-of-paper error resolution"...
  • Page 25 Media and tray Squeeze the paper width guide and slide it to the edge of the paper stack without causing it to bend. The settings made from the machine driver override the settings on the control panel. a To print in application, open an application and start the print menu. b Open Printing Preferences (see "Opening printing preferences"...
  • Page 26 Media and tray Manual feeding in the tray The tray can hold special sizes and types of print material, such as postcards, note cards, and envelopes (see "Print media specifications" on page 58). Tips on using the manual feeder • Load only one type, size and weight of print media at time in the manual feeder.
  • Page 27 Media and tray Envelope When using special media, we recommend you feed one sheet at a time (see "Print media specifications" on page 58). Printing successfully on envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. To print an envelope, place it as shown in the following figure. To see for paper weights for each sheet, refer to "Print media specifications"...
  • Page 28 Media and tray Temperature: should resist the heat and pressure of the machine Labels during operation. To avoid damaging the machine, use only labels designed for use in laser • Use only well-constructed envelopes with sharp and well-creased folds. printers. •...
  • Page 29: Preprinted Paper

    Media and tray • Make sure that there is no exposed adhesive material between labels. Preprinted paper Exposed areas can cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause paper jams. Exposed adhesive can also cause damage to machine When loading preprinted paper, the printed side should be facing up with an components.
  • Page 30 Media and tray Setting the paper size and type After loading paper in the paper tray, set the paper size and type. Open the Printing Preferences (see "Opening printing preferences" on page 32) and set the paper size and type in the Paper tab. If you want to use special-sized paper such as billing paper, select Custom in the Paper tab in the Printing Preferences (see "Opening printing preferences"...
  • Page 31: Basic Printing

    Basic printing Select your machine from the Select Printer list. For special printing features, refer to the Advanced Guide (see "Using advanced print features" on page 110). Printing If you are a Macintosh or Linux user, refer to the "Macintosh printing" on page 116 or "Linux printing"...
  • Page 32 You can check the machine's current status using the Printer Status button select that option due to the machine’s setting or environment. (see "Using Dell Printer Status" on page 127). Open the document you want to print. Select Print from the file menu.
  • Page 33 Presets you made. To use a saved setting, select it from the Favorites drop- down list. The machine is now set to print according to the settings you Dell tab, allows you to save the current preferences for future use. have selected. To delete saved settings, select it from the Favorites drop-...
  • Page 34: Maintenance

    3. Maintenance This chapter provides information about purchasing supplies, accessories and maintenance parts available for your machine. • Ordering supplies and accessories • Available supplies • Storing the toner cartridge • Redistributing toner • Replacing the toner cartridge • Cleaning the machine •...
  • Page 35: Ordering Supplies And Accessories

    Available accessories may differ from country to country. Contact your sales representatives to obtain the list of available supplies, and maintenance parts. To order Dell-authorized supplies and accessories visit www.dell.com/supplies, or contact your local Dell dealer or the retailer where you purchased your machine.
  • Page 36: Available Supplies

    Dell does not recommend using non-genuine Dell toner cartridge such as refilled or remanufactured toner. Dell cannot guarantee non-genuine Dell toner cartridge's quality. Service or repair required as a result of using non-genuine Dell toner cartridges will not be covered under the machine’s warranty.
  • Page 37: Storing The Toner Cartridge

    • Store the cartridge inside the protective bag from the original package. Dell Inc. does not recommend or approve the use of non-Dell brand toner • Store lying flat (not standing on end) with the same side facing up as if it cartridges in your printer including generic, store brand, refilled, or were installed in the machine.
  • Page 38 Storing the toner cartridge Estimated cartridge life Estimated cartridge life the life of the toner cartridge (or imaging unit) yield depends on the amount of toner that print jobs require. The actual print yield may vary depending on the print density of the pages you print on, operating environment, percentage of image area, printing interval, media type and/or media size.
  • Page 39: Redistributing Toner

    Redistributing toner When the toner cartridge is near the end of its life: • White streaks or light printing occurs and/or density variation side to side. • The Toner LED blinks orange. If this happens, you can temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the remaining toner in the cartridge. In some cases, white streaks or light printing will still occur even after you have redistributed the toner.
  • Page 40: Replacing The Toner Cartridge

    Replacing the toner cartridge • Before opening the top cover, close the output support first. • Do not use sharp objects such as a knife or scissors to open the toner cartridge package. They might scratch the drum of the cartridge. •...
  • Page 41 Replacing the toner cartridge 3. Maintenance...
  • Page 42: Cleaning The Machine

    Cleaning the machine If printing quality problems occur or if you use your machine in a dusty environment, you need to clean your machine regularly to keep it in the best printing condition and use your machine longer. • Cleaning the cabinet of the machine with cleaning materials containing large amounts of alcohol, solvents, or other strong substances can discolor or distort the cabinet.
  • Page 43 Cleaning the machine Cleaning the inside During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the machine. This buildup can cause print quality problems, such as toner specks or smearing. Cleaning the inside of the machine clears and reduces these problems. •...
  • Page 44 Cleaning the machine 3. Maintenance...
  • Page 45 Cleaning the machine Cleaning the pickup roller • Use a dry lint-free cloth to clean the machine. • If your machine has a power switch, turn the power switch off before cleaning the machine. • Before opening the top cover, close the output support first. 3.
  • Page 46: Tips For Moving & Storing Your Machine

    Tips for moving & storing your machine • When moving the machine, do not tilt or turn it upside down. Otherwise, the inside of the machine may be contaminated by toner, which can cause damage to the machine or reduce print quality. •...
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    4. Troubleshooting This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you encounter an error. • Tips for avoiding paper jams • Out-of-paper error resolution • Clearing paper jams • Understanding the status LED This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you encounter an error. If you cannot find a solution to your problem in this chapter, refer to the Troubleshooting chapter in the Advanced User's Guide (see "Troubleshooting"...
  • Page 48: Tips For Avoiding Paper Jams

    Tips for avoiding paper jams By selecting the correct media types, most paper jams can be avoided. To avoid paper jams, refer to the following guidelines: • Ensure that the adjustable guides are positioned correctly (see "Tray overview" on page 23). •...
  • Page 49: Out-of-paper Error Resolution

    Out-of-paper error resolution If there is no paper in the tray or the status LED is red. To resolve this problem, load paper in the tray and then open and close the top cover. 4. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 50: Clearing Paper Jams

    Clearing paper jams • When the paper tray is a paper jam has occurred, open and close the top cover to resume printing after clearing the error. • To avoid tearing the paper, pull the jammed paper out slowly and gently. In tray 4.
  • Page 51 Clearing paper jams Inside the machine • The fuser area is hot. Take care when removing paper from the machine. • Before opening the top cover, close the output support first. 4. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 52 Clearing paper jams If you do not see the paper in this area, stop and go to next step: 4. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 53: Understanding The Status Led

    • To resolve the error, look at the error message and its instructions from the troubleshooting part. • You can also resolve the error with the guidelines from the Dell Printer Status program window. • If the problem persists, call a service representative.
  • Page 54 Understanding the status LED Toner LED/ WPS LED Status Description Small amount of toner is left in the cartridge. The estimated cartridge life of toner is close. Prepare a Blinking new cartridge for replacement. You may temporarily increase the printing quality by redistributing the toner (see "Redistributing toner"...
  • Page 55: Appendix

    5. Appendix This chapter provides product specifications and information concerning applicable regulations. • Specifications • Dell technical support policy • Contacting Dell • Warranty and return policy • Copyright...
  • Page 56: Specifications

    Specifications General specifications The specification values listed below are subject to change without notice. See www.dell.com or support.dell.com for possible changes in information. Items Description Dimension Width x Length x Height 331 x 215 x 178 mm (14.96 x 8.46 x 7.01 inches)
  • Page 57 Average operating mode Less than 310W Power consumption Ready mode Less than 30 W Power save mode Less than 0.9 W (B1160), Less than 1.2 W (B1160w) Power off mode Less than 0.45 W SPW-B4319S Module Wireless a. Sound Pressure Level, ISO 7779. Configuration tested: basic machine installation, A4 paper, simplex printing.
  • Page 58 Specifications Print media specifications Print media weight/Capacity Type Size Dimensions Tray Manual feeding in tray Letter 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inches) 71 to 85 g/m (19 to 23 lbs 71 to 85 g/m (19 to 23 lbs bond) bond) •...
  • Page 59 Specifications Print media weight/Capacity Type Size Dimensions Tray Manual feeding in tray Refer to the Plain paper section 86 to 120 g/m (23 to 32 lbs 86 to 120 g/m (23 to 32 lbs bond) bond) Refer to the Plain •...
  • Page 60 Specifications Print media weight/Capacity Type Size Dimensions Tray Manual feeding in tray Letter, Legal, Oficio, Refer to the Plain paper section 120 to 150 g/m (32 to 40 lbs 120 to 150 g/m (32 to 40 lbs bond) US Folio, A4, JIS B5, bond) •...
  • Page 61: Microsoft Windows

    Specifications System requirements ® ® Microsoft Windows Requirement (recommended) Operating system free HDD space ® ® ® 64 MB (128 MB) 600 MB Windows 2000 Intel Pentium II 400 MHz (Pentium III 933 MHz) ® ® ® 128 MB (256 MB) 1.5 GB Windows Intel...
  • Page 62 Specifications Macintosh Requirements (Recommended) Operating system Free HDD space Mac OS X 10.4 ® • 128 MB for a powerPC based Mac (512 MB) 1 GB • Intel processors • 512 MB for an Intel-based Mac (1 GB) • PowerPC G4/G5 Mac OS X 10.5 ®...
  • Page 63 Specifications Network environment (B1160w only) You need to set up the network protocols on the machine to use it as your network machine. The following table shows the network environments supported by the machine. Items Specifications Network interface • 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN •...
  • Page 64: Dell Technical Support Policy

    Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and participation of the customer in the troubleshooting process and provides for restoration of the Operating System, application software, and hardware drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the printer and all Dell-installed hardware.
  • Page 65: Contacting Dell

    Contacting Dell You can access Dell Support at support.dell.com. Select your region on the support.euro.dell.com (Europe only) WELCOME TO DELL SUPPORT page, and fill in the requested details to access • Electronic Quote Service help tools and information. apmarketing@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only) You can contact Dell electronically using the following addresses: sales_canada@dell.com (Canada only)
  • Page 66: Warranty And Return Policy

    Warranty and return policy Dell Inc. (“Dell”) manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell warranty for your printer, refer to the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 67: Copyright

    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the Dell logo, and Dell Supplies Ordering Utility are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...
  • Page 68 User’s Guide User’s Guide Dell B1160 Dell B1160w ADVANCED ADVANCED This guide provides information about installation, advanced configuration, operation and troubleshooting on various OS environments. Some features may not be available depending on models or countries. BASIC This guide provides information concerning installation, basic operation and troubleshooting...
  • Page 69 4. Useful Management Tools Reinstallation for Macintosh Installation for Linux Using Firmware Update Utility Reinstallation for Linux Using Dell Supplies Ordering Utility Using Embedded Web Service (B1160w only) 2. Using a Network-Connected Using Dell Printer Manager Machine (B1160w only) Using Dell Printer Status...
  • Page 70: Software Installation

    1. Software Installation This chapter provides instructions for installing essential and helpful software for use in an environment where the machine is connected via a cable. A locally connected machine is a machine directly attached to your computer using the cable. •...
  • Page 71: Installation For Macintosh

    For Mac OS X 10.5-10.7, click Default and find the USB connection. Read the license agreement and click Continue. For Mac OS X 10.4, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Dell in Click Agree to agree to the license agreement.
  • Page 72: Reinstallation For Macintosh

    Reinstallation for Macintosh If the printer driver does not work properly, uninstall the driver and reinstall it. Make sure that the machine is connected to your computer and powered on. Insert the supplied software CD into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click the CD-ROM icon that appears on your Macintosh desktop. Double-click the MAC_Installer folder >...
  • Page 73: Installation For Linux

    Installation for Linux You need to download Linux software packages from the Dell website to install The installation program added the Unified Driver Configurator desktop icon the printer software (www.dell.com or support.dell.com > find your product > and the Unified Driver group to the system menu for your convenience. If you Support or Downloads).
  • Page 74: Reinstallation For Linux

    You must log in as a super user (root) to uninstall the printer driver. If you are not a super user, ask your system administrator. Click the icon at the bottom of the desktop. When the Terminal screen appears, type in the following. [root@localhost root]#cd /opt/Dell/mfp/uninstall/ [root@localhost uninstall]#./uninstall.sh Click Uninstall. Click Next.
  • Page 75 2. Using a Network- Connected Machine (B1160w only) This chapter gives you step-by-step instructions for setting up a network connected machine and software. • Useful network program • Printing a network configuration report • Installing driver over the network • IPv6 configuration •...
  • Page 76: Useful Network Program

    Useful network program There are several programs available to setup the network settings easily in a network environment. For the network administrator especially, managing several machines on the network is possible. Before using the programs below, set the IP address first. Embedded Web Service The web server embedded on your network machine allows you to do the following tasks (see "Using Embedded Web Service"...
  • Page 77: Printing A Network Configuration Report

    Printing a network configuration report You can print Network Configuration Report from the machine’s control panel that will show the current machine’s network settings. This will help you to set up a network. Press the (WPS) button formore than 10 seconds on the control panel. Using this Network Configuration Report, you can find your machine’s MAC address and IP address.
  • Page 78: Installing Driver Over The Network

    Installing driver over the network Select Next. Windows Make sure that the machine is connected to the network and powered on. Also, your machine’s IP address should have been set. If the “Found New Hardware Wizard” appears during the installation procedure, click Cancel to close the window.
  • Page 79 Installing driver over the network Click Continue. The Custom installation allows you to select the machine’s connection and Read the license agreement and click Continue. choose individual components to install. Follow the instructions on the window. Click Agree to agree to the license agreement. When the message which warns that all applications will close on your The searched machines will be shown on the screen.
  • Page 80: Install The Linux Driver And Add Network Printer

    Installing driver over the network Open the Applications folder > Utilities > Print Setup Utility. For Mac OS X 10.4, if Auto Select does not work properly, select Dell in Print Using and your machine name in Model. • For Mac OS X 10.5-10.7, open the Applications folder > System Preferences and click Print &...
  • Page 81: Add A Network Printer

    The printer’s IP address and model name appears on list field. Double-click the Linux folder > install.sh icon. Select your machine and click Next. The Dell installer window opens. Click Continue. Enter the printer description and click Next. The add printer wizard window opens. Click Next.
  • Page 82: Ipv6 Configuration

    IPv6 configuration When the Embedded Web Service window opens, move the mouse IPv6 is supported properly only in Windows Vista or higher. cursor over the Settings of the top menu bar and then click Network Settings. Click TCP/IPv6 on the left pane of the website. If the IPv6 network seems to not be working, set all the network setting to Check the IPv6 Protocol check box to activate IPv6.
  • Page 83: Wireless Network Setup

    Wireless network setup Wireless network name and network key • Make sure your machine supports wireless networking. Wireless networking may not be available depending on the model (see "Features Wireless networks require higher security, so when an access point is first set up, by models"...
  • Page 84 Wireless network setup Introducing wireless set up methods You can set wireless settings either from the machine or the computer. Choose the setting method from the below table. Some wireless network installation types may not be available depending on the model or country. Set up method Connecting method Description &...
  • Page 85: Choosing Your Type

    Wireless network setup Choosing your type Using the WPS button There are two methods available to connect your machine to a wireless network If your machine and an access point (or wireless router) support Wi-Fi Protected using the (WPS) button on the control panel. Setup™...
  • Page 86: Re-connecting To A Network

    Wireless network setup Connecting in PBC mode You need to enter the eight-digit PIN within two minutes on the computer that is connected to the access point (or wireless router). The LED blinks slowly for up to two minutes until you enter the eight- Press and hold the (WPS) button on the control panel for about 2 - 4 digit PIN.
  • Page 87: Access Point Via Usb Cable In Windows

    Wireless network setup Canceling the connection process Setup using Windows To cancel the wireless network connection when the machine is connecting to the wireless network, press and release the (power/cancel) button on the Access point via USB cable in Windows control panel.
  • Page 88 Wireless network setup Insert the supplied software CD into your CD-ROM drive. Select Connect to the computer wirelessly. Click Next. The software CD should automatically run and an installation window will appear. If the installation window does not appear, click Start > All programs > Accessories >...
  • Page 89 Wireless network setup After searching, the window shows the wireless network devices. Select the name (SSID) of the access point you are using and click Next. The wireless network security window appears when the access point has security settings. The wireless network security window appears. The window may differ If you cannot find the network name you want to choose, or if you want to according to its security mode: WEP, or WPA.
  • Page 90 Wireless network setup The window shows the wireless network settings and checks if the The Wireless Network Setting Complete window appears. settings are correct. Click Next. Select Yes if you accept the current settings and continue the setup procedure. • For the DHCP method If the IP address assignment method is DHCP, check if DHCP is shown Select No if you want to return to the beginning screen.
  • Page 91 Wireless network setup Ad hoc via USB cable in Windows Select Next. If you do not have an access point (AP), you may still connect the machine wirelessly to your computer by setting up an ad-hoc wireless network by following the simple steps below. Items to prepare •...
  • Page 92 After searching the wireless networks, a list of wireless networks your machine has searched appears. If you want to use the Dell default ad hoc setting, select the last wireless network on the list, Network Name(SSID) is Dell_device and Signal is Printer Self Network.
  • Page 93 Wireless network setup The wireless network security window appears when the ad hoc network has security setting. Before entering the IP address for the machine, you must know the computer’s network configuration information. If the computer’s network The wireless network security window appears. Select Open System or configuration is set to DHCP, the wireless network setting should also be Shared Key for the authentication and click Next.
  • Page 94 • Wi-Fi Direct option appears on the screen only if your printer supports Items to prepare • this feature. Access point • Can start to build Wi-Fi Direct by using Dell Printer Manager (see "Setting up Wi-Fi Direct" on page 100). Network-connected computer • Network...
  • Page 95 Wireless network setup Access point via USB cable After searching, the window shows the wireless network devices. Select in Macintosh the name (SSID) of the access point you are using and click Next. Check whether the USB cable is connected to the machine. When you set the wireless configuration manually, click Advanced Setting.
  • Page 96 Wireless network setup The wireless network security window appears when the access point has The window shows the wireless network settings and check if settings security setting. are right. Click Next. The wireless network security window appears. The window may differ •...
  • Page 97 • Wi-Fi Direct Option appears on the screen only if your printer supports this feature. Double-click the CD-ROM icon that appears on your Macintosh desktop. • Can start to build Wi-Fi Direct by using Dell Printer Manager (see "Setting up Wi-Fi Direct" on page 100). Double-click the MAC_Installer folder.
  • Page 98 If you want to use the Dell default ad hoc setting, select the last wireless The wireless network security window appears. Select Open System or network on the list, which Network Name(SSID) is Dell_device and Shared Key for the authentication and click Next.
  • Page 99 Wireless network setup The wireless network connects according to the network configuration. Before entering the IP address for the machine, you must know the When the wireless network setting is completed, disconnect the USB computer’s network configuration information. If the computer’s network cable between the computer and machine.
  • Page 100: Setting Up Wi-fi Direct

    With Wi-Fi Direct, you can connect your printer to a Wi-Fi Direct network while • After the driver installation is complete, Dell Printer Manager can be set and concurrently connecting to an access point, You can also use a wired network changes in the Wi-Fi Direct can be made.
  • Page 101 Wireless network setup ▪ IP Address: Enter the IP address of the printer. This IP address is - Access SyncThru Web Service, select Settings > Network Settings > Wireless > Wi-Fi Direct. used only for the local network and not for the infrastructure wired or wireless network.
  • Page 102: Problems During Setup Or Driver Installation

    Wireless network setup Connecting Failure - Invalid Security Troubleshooting for wireless network • Security is not configured correctly. Check the configured security on your access point and machine. Problems during setup or driver installation Connecting Failure - General Connection Error •...
  • Page 103 Wireless network setup PC Connection Error d For Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista, press Properties. For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, from context menus, • The configured network address is unable to connect between your select the Printer properties. computer and machine. If Printer properties item has ►...
  • Page 104: Other Problems

    You cannot use infrastructure mode and ad hoc mode at the same time for If the computer and the machine are connected on the same network and it Dell wireless network machines. cannot be found when searching, firewall software might be blocking the •...
  • Page 105 Wireless network setup • The machine is located away from other electronic devices that may interfere with the wireless signal. Many devices can interfere with the wireless signal, including a microwave oven and some Bluetooth devices. • Whenever the configuration of your access point (or wireless router) changes, you must do the product's wireless network setup again.
  • Page 106: Special Features

    3. Special Features This chapter explains special printing features. • Altitude adjustment • Changing the default print settings • Setting your machine as a default machine • Using advanced print features • Macintosh printing • Linux printing The procedures in this chapter are mainly based on Windows 7.
  • Page 107: Altitude Adjustment

    High 3 High 2 High 1 Normal For Windows and Macintosh users, you set from Dell Printer Manager > • (Switch to advanced mode) > Device Settings (see "Advanced settings user interface overview" on page 126). If your machine is connected to the network, you can set the altitude via Embedded Web Service (see "Using Embedded Web Service (B1160w only)"...
  • Page 108: Changing The Default Print Settings

    Changing the default print settings Click the Windows Start menu. If you want to change the settings for each print job, change it in Printing For Windows Server 2000, select Settings > Printers. Preferences. • For Windows XP/Server 2003, select Printer and Faxes. •...
  • Page 109: Setting Your Machine As A Default Machine

    Setting your machine as a default machine Click the Windows Start menu. For Windows Server 2000, select Settings > Printers. • For Windows XP/Server 2003, select Printer and Faxes. • For Windows Server 2008/Vista, select Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers. •...
  • Page 110: Using Advanced Print Features

    • You can install the XPS printer driver when you insert the software CD into your CD-ROM drive. When you install the Dell software, the XPS If you type in only the file name, the file is automatically saved in My printer driver is automatically installed.
  • Page 111 Using advanced print features Item Description Item Description Prints your document on both sides of a sheet of paper Booklet Printing Multiple Pages per Selects the number of pages to print on a single sheet of and arranges the pages so that the paper can be folded Side paper.
  • Page 112 Using advanced print features Item Description Item Description Double-sided Printing Print on both sides of a sheet of paper (manual). Before Paper Options Changes the size of a document to appear larger or printing, decide how you want your document oriented. smaller on the printed page by entering in a percentage (Manual) by which to enlarge or decrease the document.
  • Page 113 Using advanced print features Item Description Item Description Watermark a To change the print settings from your software This option is available only when you use the SPL printer Overlay application, access Printing Preferences. driver (see "Software" on page 6). (Editing a watermark) b Click the Advanced tab, select Edit from the An overlay is text and/or images stored in the computer...
  • Page 114 Using advanced print features Item Description Item Description Overlay a To save the document as an overlay, access Printing Overlay a Click the Advanced tab. Preferences. b Select the desired overlay from the Text drop-down (Creating a new page (Using a page overlay) b Click the Advanced tab, and select Edit from the Text list.
  • Page 115 Using advanced print features Item Description Overlay a In the Printing Preferences window, click the Advanced tab. (Deleting a page b Select Edit in the Text drop down list. overlay) c Select the overlay you want to delete from the Overlay List box.
  • Page 116: Macintosh Printing

    Macintosh printing Changing printer settings Some features may not be available depending on models or options. It means that the features are not supported. You can use advanced printing features when using your machine. Open an application and select Print from the File menu. The machine name, which appears in the printer properties window, may differ depending on the Printing a document machine in use.
  • Page 117 Macintosh printing Using help Click the question mark on the bottom-left corner of the window and click on the topic you want to know about. A pop-up window appears with information about that option's feature, which is provided from the driver. 3.
  • Page 118: Linux Printing

    Linux printing Change the print job properties using the following four tabs displayed at the top of the window. Some features may not be available depending on models or options. It means that the features are not supported. • General: Changes the paper size, the paper type, and the orientation of the documents.
  • Page 119 Linux printing Open the Unified Driver Configurator. Printing files If necessary, switch to Printers configuration. Select your machine on the available printers list and click Properties. You can print many different types of files on your machine using the standard CUPS, directly from the command line interface.
  • Page 120 Tools This chapter introduces management tools provided to help you make full use of your machine. • Using Firmware Update Utility • Using Dell Supplies Ordering Utility • Using Embedded Web Service (B1160w only) • Using Dell Printer Manager • Using Dell Printer Status...
  • Page 121: Using Firmware Update Utility

    Click Update Firmware. Availabe for Windows OS users only. From the Start menu, select Programs or All Programs > Dell > Dell Printers > your printer driver name > Firmware Update Utility. Download the latest firmware. Click http://www.support.dell.com. If your printer is connected with an USB cable, click USB Connected Printer or Network Connected Printer (B1160w only).
  • Page 122: Using Dell Supplies Ordering Utility

    Availabe for Windows or Macintosh OS users only. Double-click the Dell Supplies Ordering Utility icon on your desktop. From the Start menu, select Programs or All Programs > Dell > Dell Printers > your printer driver name > Dell Supplies Ordering Utility.
  • Page 123: Using Embedded Web Service (b1160w Only)

    Using Embedded Web Service (B1160w only) Click Login on the upper right of the Embedded Web Service website. • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is the minimum requirement for Embedded Web Service. Type in the ID and Password then click Login. •...
  • Page 124: Maintenance Tab

    This tab allows you to maintain your machine by upgrading firmware and • Current Settings: Shows the machine’s and network’s information. setting contact information for sending emails. You can also connect to Dell • Print information: Prints reports such as system related reports and font website or download drivers by selecting the Link menu.
  • Page 125: Using Dell Printer Manager

    Understanding Dell Printer Manager To open the program: For Windows, Select Start > Programs or All Programs > Dell > Dell Printers > Dell Printer Manager > Dell Printer Manager. Printer List The printer list displays the installed printer icons on your For Macintosh, computer.
  • Page 126: Device Settings

    Using Dell Printer Manager Printer This area gives you general information about your Order Supplies Click on the Order button from the supply ordering Information machine. You can check information, such as the machine’s window. You can order replacement toner cartridge(s) from model name, IP address (or Port name), and machine status.
  • Page 127: Using Dell Printer Status

    Using Dell Printer Status The Dell Printer Status displays the status of the printer that is connected to the Icon Mean Description local network. Printer Ready, Printer Offline, Error-Check Printer, and the toner level or Toner Low alerts will for your printer.
  • Page 128 You can view the online User’s Guide. Close Close the window. Changing the Dell Printer Status Program Settings Right-click the Dell Printer Status icon and select Options. Select the settings you want from the Options window. 4. Useful Management Tools...
  • Page 129: Using The Linux Unified Driver Configurator

    After the driver is installed on your Linux system, the Unified Driver Configurator icon will automatically be created on your desktop. You can also click the Startup Menu icon and select Dell Unified Driver > Unified Driver Configurator. Click each button on the left to switch to the corresponding configuration window.
  • Page 130: Printers Tab

    Using the Linux Unified Driver Configurator Printers tab To use the on screen help, click Help. View the current system’s printer configuration by clicking on the machine icon button on the left side of the Unified Driver Configurator window. After changing the configurations, click Exit to close the Unified Driver Configurator.
  • Page 131 Using the Linux Unified Driver Configurator • Remove Printer: Removes the selected machine. Shows all of the machine classes. • Set as Default: Sets the current selected machine as a default machine. Shows the status of the class and the number of machines in the class. •...
  • Page 132 Using the Linux Unified Driver Configurator Switches to Ports configuration. Ports configuration Shows all of the available ports. In this window, you can view the list of available ports, check the status of each Shows the port type, device connected to the port, and status. port and release a port that is stalled in a busy state when its owner has terminated the job for any reason.
  • Page 133 5. Troubleshooting This chapter gives helpful information for what to do if you encounter an error. • Paper feeding problems • Power and cable connecting problems • Printing problems • Printing quality problems • Operating system problems For errors that occur during the wireless software installation and settings, refer to the troubleshotting section in the wireless setting chapter (see "Troubleshooting for wireless network"...
  • Page 134: Paper Feeding Problems

    Paper feeding problems Condition Suggested solutions Paper jams during printing. Clear the paper jam. Paper sticks together. • Check the maximum paper capacity of the tray . • Make sure that you are using the correct type of paper. • Remove paper from the tray and flex or fan the paper. •...
  • Page 135: Power And Cable Connecting Problems

    Power and cable connecting problems Condition Suggested solutions The machine is not receiving power, (power/cancel) button on the control panel. • Connect the machine to the electricity supply first and press the or the connection cable between the • Disconnect the machine’s cable and reconnect it. computer and the machine is not connected properly.
  • Page 136: Printing Problems

    Printing problems Condition Possible cause Suggested solutions The machine does not The machine is not receiving power. (power/cancel) Connect the machine to the electricity supply first and press the print. button on the control panel. The machine is not selected as the default Select your machine as your default machine in Windows.
  • Page 137 Printing problems Condition Possible cause Suggested solutions The machine does not The printer driver may be incorrectly installed. Uninstall and reinstall the machine’s driver. print. The machine is malfunctioning. Check the display message on the control panel to see if the machine is indicating a system error.
  • Page 138 Printing problems Condition Possible cause Suggested solutions The machine prints, but The machine cable is loose or defective. Disconnect the machine cable and reconnect. Try a print job that you have already the text is wrong, printed successfully. If possible, attach the cable and the machine to another computer garbled, or incomplete.
  • Page 139 Printing problems Condition Possible cause Suggested solutions Before printing, the Using damp paper can cause vapor during This is not a problem. Just keep printing. machine emits vapor near printing. the output tray. The machine does not Paper size and paper size setting do not match. Set the correct paper size in the Custom in Paper tab in Printing Preferences (see print special-sized paper, "Opening printing preferences"...
  • Page 140: Printing Quality Problems

    Printing quality problems If the inside of the machine is dirty or paper has been loaded improperly, there might be a reduction in print quality. See the table below to clear the problem. Condition Suggested Solutions Light or faded print •...
  • Page 141 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Toner specks • The paper may not meet specifications; for example, the paper may be too moist or rough. • The transfer roller may be dirty. Clean the inside of your machine (see "Cleaning the machine" on page 42). •...
  • Page 142 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Vertical lines If black vertical streaks appear on the page: • The surface (drum part) of the toner cartridge inside the machine has probably been scratched. Remove the toner cartridge and install a new one (see "Replacing the toner cartridge" on page 40). If white vertical streaks appear on the page: •...
  • Page 143 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Vertical repetitive defects If marks repeatedly appear on the printed side of the page at even intervals: • The toner cartridge may be damaged. If you still have the same problem, remove the toner cartridge and, install a new one (see "Replacing the toner cartridge"...
  • Page 144 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Misformed characters • If characters are improperly formed and producing hollow images, the paper stock may be too slick. Try different paper. Page skew • Ensure that the paper is loaded properly. • Check the paper type and quality. •...
  • Page 145 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Wrinkles or creases • Ensure that the paper is loaded properly. • Check the paper type and quality. • Turn the stack of paper over in the tray. Also try rotating the paper 180° in the tray. Back of printouts are dirty •...
  • Page 146 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Loose toner • Clean the inside of the machine (see "Cleaning the machine" on page 42). • Check the paper type and quality. • Remove the toner cartridge and then, install a new one (see "Replacing the toner cartridge" on page 40). If the problem persists, the machine may require repair.
  • Page 147 Printing quality problems Condition Suggested Solutions Curl If the printed paper is curled or paper does not feed into the machine: • Turn the stack of paper over in the tray. Also try rotating the paper 180° in the tray. •...
  • Page 148: Operating System Problems

    Operating system problems Common Windows problems Condition Suggested solutions “File in Use” message appears Exit all software applications. Remove all software from the startup group, then restart Windows. Reinstall the printer driver. during installation. “General Protection Fault”, Close all other applications, reboot Windows and try printing again. “Exception OE”, “Spool 32”, or “Illegal Operation”...
  • Page 149 Operating system problems Common Macintosh problems Condition Suggested solutions The machine does not print PDF files Printing the PDF file as an image may enable the file to print. Turn on Print As Image from the Acrobat printing options. correctly. Some parts of graphics, text, or illustrations are missing.
  • Page 150 Operating system problems Common Linux problems Condition Suggested solutions The machine does not print. • Check if the printer driver is installed in your system. Open Unified Driver Configurator and switch to the Printers tab in the Printers configuration window to look at the list of available machines. Make sure that your machine is displayed on the list. If not, open Add new printer wizard to set up your device.
  • Page 151: Access Point

    Glossary The following glossary helps you get familiar with the product by understanding the terminologies commonly used with printing as well as An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is a scanning unit that will automatically mentioned in this user’s guide. feed an original sheet of paper so that the machine can scan some amount of the paper at once.
  • Page 152: Control Panel

    Glossary BOOTP Coverage Bootstrap Protocol. A network protocol used by a network client to obtain its IP It is the printing term used for a toner usage measurement on printing. For address automatically. This is usually done in the bootstrap process of example, 5% coverage means that an A4 sided paper has about 5% image or text computers or operating systems running on them.
  • Page 153: Duty Cycle

    Glossary DHCP A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client-server networking Dots Per Inch (DPI) is a measurement of resolution that is used for scanning and protocol. A DHCP server provides configuration parameters specific to the DHCP printing. Generally, higher DPI results in a higher resolution, more visible detail client host requesting, generally, information required by the client host to in the image, and a larger file size.
  • Page 154: Fuser Unit

    Glossary EtherTalk Error Correction Mode (ECM) is an optional transmission mode built into Class 1 A suite of protocols developed by Apple Computer for computer networking. It fax machines or fax modems. It automatically detects and corrects errors in the was included in the original Macintosh (1984) and is now deprecated by Apple fax transmission process that are sometimes caused by telephone line noise.
  • Page 155: Ieee 1284

    Glossary Gateway IEEE A connection between computer networks, or between a computer network The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international and a telephone line. It is very popular, as it is a computer or a network that non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology allows access to another computer or network.
  • Page 156 Glossary ITU-T The Images Per Minute (IPM) is a way of measuring the speed of a printer. An IPM The International Telecommunication Union is an international organization rate indicates the number of single-sided sheets a printer can complete within established to standardize and regulate international radio and one minute.
  • Page 157: Mac Address

    Glossary LDAP The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a networking protocol for Modified Huffman (MH) is a compression method for decreasing the amount of querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP. data that needs to be transmitted between the fax machines to transfer the image recommended by ITU-T T.4.
  • Page 158 Glossary NetWare A network operating system developed by Novell, Inc. It initially used Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) is a model developed by the International cooperative multitasking to run various services on a PC, and the network Organization for Standardization (ISO) for communications. OSI offers a protocols were based on the archetypal Xerox XNS stack.
  • Page 159: Printer Driver

    Glossary PostScript Protocol PostScript (PS) is a page description language and programming language used A convention or standard that controls or enables the connection, primarily in the electronic and desktop publishing areas. - that is run in an communication, and data transfer between two computing endpoints. interpreter to generate an image.
  • Page 160: Toner Cartridge

    Glossary TCP/IP Server Message Block (SMB) is a network protocol mainly applied to share files, The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP); the set of printers, serial ports, and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the network.
  • Page 161 Glossary TWAIN Watermark An industry standard for scanners and software. By using a TWAIN-compliant A watermark is a recognizable image or pattern in paper that appears lighter scanner with a TWAIN-compliant program, a scan can be initiated from within when viewed by transmitted light. Watermarks were first introduced in Bologna, the program.
  • Page 162 Glossary WPA-PSK WPA-PSK (WPA Pre-Shared Key) is special mode of WPA for small business or home users. A shared key, or password, is configured in the wireless access point (WAP) and any wireless laptop or desktop devices. WPA-PSK generates a unique key for each session between a wireless client and the associated WAP for more advanced security.
  • Page 163 79 driver installation for USB cable connected Linux Dell Printer Status driver reinstallation for USB cable connected common Linux problems driver installation for network connected 80 printing driver installation for USB cable connected...
  • Page 164 Linux resolution storing Index...
  • Page 165 Index tray ad hoc mode Infrastructure mode adjusting the width and length USB cable changing the tray size feed manually in the tray understanding the status LED USB cable driver installation driver reinstallation using help watermark create delete edit Windows common Windows problems driver installation for network connected 78 driver installation for USB cable connected...

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  • david worthy Aug 09, 2014 04:39:
    Fine, but what do I do if the paper cockles at the bottom as it comes out?
    DW