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.
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...
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 •...
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"...
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).
• 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"...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 •...
- 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.
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...
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. •...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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"...
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"...
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.
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"...
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. •...
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.
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"...
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"...
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.
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-...
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 •...
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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. •...
Replacing the toner cartridge 3. Maintenance...
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.
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. •...
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.
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. •...
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"...
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). •...
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.
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...
Clearing paper jams If you do not see the paper in this area, stop and go to next step: 4. Troubleshooting...
• 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.
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"...
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)
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.
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) •...
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 •...
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) •...
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...
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 ®...
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 •...
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.
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. email@example.com (Asian/Pacific countries only) You can contact Dell electronically using the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org (Canada only)
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.
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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...
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...
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. •...
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.
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 >...
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).
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.
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 •...
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"...
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.
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.
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.
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 &...
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.
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.
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"...
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 &...
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™...
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.
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.
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 >...
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.
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.
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 •...
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.
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.
• 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...
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.
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 •...
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 •...
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 ►...
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 •...
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.
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.
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)"...
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. •...
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. •...
• 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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. •...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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. •...
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.
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"...
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. •...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"...
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 •...
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). •...
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: •...
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"...
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. •...
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 •...
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.
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. •...
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”...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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