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Operating Instructions

(For Printer)
Digital Color Imaging Systems
DP-C406 / C306 / C266
Model No.
Before operating this machine, please carefully read this manual
and keep this documentation in a safe place for future reference.
English
(Illustration shows optional accessories that may not be installed on your machine.)

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions (For Printer) Digital Color Imaging Systems DP-C406 / C306 / C266 Model No. Before operating this machine, please carefully read this manual and keep this documentation in a safe place for future reference. English (Illustration shows optional accessories that may not be installed on your machine.)

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    Operating Instructions The following Operating Instruction manuals are included with this machine. Please refer to the appropriate manual and keep all manuals for future reference. If you lose the manual, contact the authorized Panasonic dealer. Quick Reference Guide Describes the basic procedures for each function, and introduces various settings for Copy function.

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    Conventions Icons The following icons are used in this manual. Icon Description Indicates important information that must be read in detail. Indicates reference information. Notation The following notations are used in this manual. Notation Description For Keys and Buttons Hard buttons on the Control Panel are depicted as **** key, and soft buttons on the Touch Panel Display are depicted as “xxx”.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Print Operations Printing from PC ........................Printing from SD Memory Card/USB Flash Memory/Internal Hard Disk Drive/Mailbox..Photo Print ........................File Print .......................... Basic Operation Procedure ....................Printing from SD Memory Card ................“SD Print” 11 Printing from USB Flash Memory ................

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    Chapter 3 Solving Problems Tips for Solving Problems....................46 Printing Operation Failure....................46 Documents Not Printing Correctly ................... 46 Error Messages ........................47 Checking Error Messages ....................47 Chapter 4 Appendix Combined Print Functions ....................48 File List Tab ........................48 Thumbnail/Individual and Thumbnail/Index Print Tabs............

  • Page 6: Chapter 1 Print Operations

    Chapter 1 Printing from PC Print Operations You can print images or data of application software from PC on which the printer driver is installed. Print To print from PC, the setup of this machine and PC is necessary. For setting up the machine as a network printer, refer to Setting up the Network Configuration in the Operating Instructions (For Administrator Setup) of provided CD-ROM.

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    Click “Print”. When the desired size of paper is not set in the Paper Tray, use the Sheet Bypass.

  • Page 8: Printing From Sd Memory Card/usb Flash Memory/internal Hard Disk Drive/mailbox

    Printing from SD Memory Card/USB Flash Memory/Internal Hard Disk Drive/Mailbox You can print data saved in the SD Memory Card, USB Flash Memory, Internal Hard Disk Drive, or Mailbox using the Control Panel of the machine. There are two ways for selecting data to print. Photo Print Photo images (JPEG files) are displayed as thumbnails in the Thumbnail/Individual and Thumbnail/ Index Print tabs, and can be printed individually or as thumbnail indexes.

  • Page 9: File Print

    File Print Files other than photo images (JPEG/TIFF/PDF files) are displayed in the File List tab. Only one file can be selected at a time in the File List tab. For more details, refer to step 5 of Printing from USB Flash Memory (see page 14).

  • Page 10: Basic Operation Procedure

    Basic Operation Procedure This section describes the workflow of printing data using the Control Panel of the machine. For the detailed description of procedures for each print function, refer to the relevant suggested section. You can confirm the progress information Press the Print key if the machine is while printing in the message area of the set to other function mode.

  • Page 11: Printing From Sd Memory Card

    Printing from SD Memory Card You can print images directly from the SD Memory Card. Be sure to use only a genuine SD Memory Card* (up to 32GB). Image data saved on the SD Memory Card cannot be printed if the Function Parameter “70 SD/USB Memory Function”...

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    When thumbnails are not displayed Select “Thumbnail/Individual” or Ex: JPEG files except from digital camera are “Thumbnail/Index Print”. displayed as follows. Ex: When photo images are not included, a file list is displayed. To print thumbnail indexes (Index Print), select the desired data from the Thumbnail/ Index Print tab.

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    Select the required settings if Close the Slot Cover. necessary. When re-inserting the SD Memory Card into the slot, pull it out completely once, and then insert the card again. • Confirm Settings (see page 45) • More Settings (see pages 26 to 41) When canceling the operation, press the Reset •...

  • Page 14: Printing From Usb Flash Memory

    Be sure to use only a USB Flash Memory that supports Mass Storage Class (FAT16 or FAT32 format). USB Flash Memory with the security function cannot be used. We cannot guarantee compatibility with all USB Flash Memories. For details, contact the authorized Panasonic dealer.

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    Select the required settings if Close the Slot Cover. necessary. When canceling the operation, press the Reset key on the Control Panel. • Confirm Settings (see page 45) • More Settings (see pages 26 to 41) • Preset Jobs (see page 42) •...

  • Page 16: Printing From The Internal Hard Disk Drive

    Printing from the Internal Hard Disk Drive You can print images saved in the internal Hard Disk Drive. The Hard Disk Drive is enabled with 12 image boxes. Press the Print key if the machine is Select the desired data. set to other function mode.

  • Page 17: Mailbox Printing

    Mailbox Printing Printing from Mailbox You can print data saved in the machine’s Mailbox using the Control Panel. User ID (and password for Secure Mailbox) is required to print documents saved in Mailbox. Mailbox print is suitable for printing confidential documents. Mailbox For instructions on how to save printing data to Mailbox, refer to Print Operation (for Printer) in the Document Management System (Printer Driver) of provided CD-ROM.

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    Select the desired mailbox. Enter the desired number of copies, and then select “OK”. Check Prints one proof set before then Print printing multiple sets. The document data will be deleted When the Function Parameter “15 Check after printing. then Print Qty” (Printer Settings > Key Operator Mode) is set to “Yes”, the screen Mailbox Prints data in the mailbox that is...

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    When Secure Mailbox is selected When “Mailbox” or “Secure Mailbox” has been selected in step 4, select whether to delete the data after printing. Only one file can be selected at a time. After selecting the data in Secure Mailbox, enter the password (8 to 16 digits), and then select “OK”.

  • Page 20: Deleting Mailbox Data

    Deleting Mailbox Data Press the Print key if the machine is Select the desired data, and then set to other function mode. select “Delete”. When Check then Print is selected Select “Mailbox”. Only one file can be selected at a time. Enter the mailbox User ID (up to 8 When Mailbox is selected digits), and then select “OK”.

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    After selecting the data in Secure Mailbox, enter the password (8 to 16 digits), and then select “OK”. When saving print data in the Secure Mailbox of the machine, set the password in more than 8 digits (the machine does not accept the data with the password in less than 8 digits).

  • Page 22: Job Control (output Queue)

    Job Control (Output Queue) The following functions are available in the Job Control. • On Line button: Turns the printer on-line. • Off Line button: Turns the printer off-line. • Cancel Print button: Stops the current print job and deletes the job from the output queue. •...

  • Page 23: Canceling The Current Print Job

    Canceling the Current Print Job You can stop the current print job and delete the data from the output queue from the Control Panel. Press the Print key if the machine is set to other function mode. Select “Job Control”. Select “Cancel Print”.

  • Page 24: Confirming The Print Jobs In The Output Queue

    Confirming the Print Jobs in the Output Queue You can confirm jobs currently being printed or in the output queue, and also manage the jobs from the Control Panel. Press the Print key if the machine is Enter the password (4 digits), and then set to other function mode.

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  • Page 26: Chapter 2 Sd Print Settings

    Chapter 2 Selecting the Color Mode SD Print Settings When printing directly from the SD Memory Card or USB Flash Memory, you can select the color mode. Print in color Color Original Print in monochrome The default Color mode settings can be changed with the Function Parameter “30 SD Print Settings (00 Color Mode)”...

  • Page 27: Quality Adjusting

    Quality Adjusting When printing directly from the SD Memory Card or USB Flash Memory, you can adjust the image quality. The following five quality adjustments are available. • Contrast • Tint • Brightness • Color Balance • Saturation You can adjust the image quality of JPEG files only. The default settings can be changed with the Function Parameter “30 SD Print Settings”...

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    Select “Close”. For the following procedure, refer to steps 7 to 9 of Printing from SD Memory Card (see page 13) or steps 7 to 9 of Printing from USB Flash Memory (see page 15).

  • Page 29: Contrast

    Contrast Images can be printed with the adjusted contrast. Higher Lower Select “Contrast”. Adjust the contrast with “Lower” or “Higher”, and then select “OK”. To display this screen, refer to steps 1 and 2 of Quality Adjusting (see page 27). Lower Each time it is selected, the contrast level decreases by 1...

  • Page 30: Brightness

    Brightness Images can be printed with the adjusted brightness. Higher Lower Select “Brightness”. Adjust the brightness with “Lower” or “Higher”, and then select “OK”. To display this screen, refer to steps 1 and 2 of Quality Adjusting (see page 27). Lower Each time it is selected, the brightness level decreases by...

  • Page 31: Saturation

    Saturation Images can be printed with the adjusted saturation. Lower Higher Select “Saturation”. Adjust the saturation with “Lower” or “Higher”, and then select “OK”. To display this screen, refer to steps 1 and 2 of Quality Adjusting (see page 27). Lower Each time it is selected, the saturation level decreases by 1...

  • Page 32: Tint

    Tint Images can be printed with reddish or bluish color accentuated. Reddish color accentuated Bluish color accentuated Select “Tint”. Adjust the color tone with “More Red” or “More Blue”, and then select “OK”. To display this screen, refer to steps 1 and 2 of Quality Adjusting (see page 27).

  • Page 33: Color Balance

    Color Balance Images can be printed with the adjusted density level (Darker, Medium, and Lighter) of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. The density of each color can be fine tuned for each of the three density levels. This function is useful for the fine adjustment of color photos. Unlike image editing software, this function cannot greatly change the color tone since the adjustable range at each density level is very narrow.

  • Page 34: Sort Mode

    Sort Mode Printed copies can be sorted by set. Sort Rotate-Sort Rotate-Group The following Finishing modes are available instead of “Rotate-Sort” and “Rotate-Group” when the optional Finisher is installed. Shift-Sort Shift-Group Only 8.5" x 11" (Letter/Letter-R) size is applicable for “Rotate-Sort” and “Rotate-Group”. When “Rotate-Sort” or “Rotate-Group”...

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    Select the desired sort setting, and then select “OK”. When the optional Finisher is not installed When the optional Finisher is installed Select “Close”. For the following procedure, refer to steps 7 to 9 of Printing from SD Memory Card (see page 13) or steps 7 to 9 of Printing from USB Flash Memory (see page 15).

  • Page 36: Selecting The Frame Size For Individual Print

    Selecting the Frame Size for Individual Print When you print images individually, set the frame size in which the image will be printed without changing the horizontal to vertical ratio. Frame Size <Portrait Orientation> Image Size Frame <Landscape Orientation> Frame This function is only available when an image is selected in the Thumbnail/Individual tab.

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    Enter the frame size. Select the desired Paper Tray, and then select “OK”. Select to set the horizontal and vertical frame size in the same ratio. Select “Close”. Select to set the horizontal For the following procedure, refer to steps 7 frame size.

  • Page 38: Selecting The Layout For Index Print

    Selecting the Layout for Index Print When you print thumbnail indexes, set the print layout. This function is only available when an image is selected in the Thumbnail/Index Print tab. The default setting of index layout can be changed with the Function Parameter “30 SD Print Settings (14 Index Style)”...

  • Page 39: Mirror Image

    Mirror Image When you print images individually or thumbnail indexes, you can print laterally reversed image of an original. This function is not available when an image is selected in the File List tab. Select “More Settings”. To display “More Settings”, refer to steps 1 to 6 of Printing from SD Memory Card (see page 11).

  • Page 40: 2-sided Mode

    2-Sided Mode You can print images onto both sides of a sheet. When an image is selected in the File List tab, select the “2-Sided” button on the SD Print screen instead of the procedures described below. The standard setting of 2-Sided mode can be changed with the Function Parameter “05 2-Sided Print” (Printer Settings >...

  • Page 41: Image Repeat

    Image Repeat When you print an image individually, multiple images of an original can be printed onto a sheet. This function is only available when an image is selected in the Thumbnail/Individual tab. Select “More Settings”. Select the desired number for image repeat, and then select “OK”.

  • Page 42: Preset Jobs

    Preset Jobs Preset Job function simplifies setting procedures and improves operating efficiency. Storing a Job in Memory You can register the frequently used print settings to job buttons. Up to 10 preset jobs can be registered. Once registered, the print job settings are kept in the job memory until they are overwritten by new settings. Refer to Recalling a Preset Job Stored in Memory (see page 44).

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    Enter a job name, and then select “OK”. Up to 20 characters can be entered. For instructions on how to enter characters, refer to Using the Keyboard in the Operating Instructions (For Function Parameters) of provided CD-ROM. After completing the editing of the job name, press the Reset key to return to the initial screen of the currently active mode.

  • Page 44: Recalling A Preset Job Stored In Memory

    Recalling a Preset Job Stored in Memory You can recall the registered print settings by selecting preset job buttons. Refer to Storing a Job in Memory (see page 42). Press the Print key if the machine is Select the desired preset job. set to other function mode.

  • Page 45: Confirming/editing The Selected Print Features

    Confirming/Editing the Selected Print Features Ex: Changing the Sort mode to the Non Sort After setting print features, select mode when optional Finisher is installed “Confirm Settings”. Select “Sort”. Select “Non Sort”, and then select “OK”. For details on how to set print features, see pages 26 to 41.

  • Page 46: Chapter 3 Solving Problems

    Chapter 3 Tips for Solving Problems Solving Problems Printing Operation Failure If the printing operation fails, check the following items. Symptom Action Refer to Cannot print Check that papers are loaded properly in Operating Instructions (For Maintenance) the paper tray of the device. Check that an error message is not displayed on the device.

  • Page 47: Error Messages

    Select “Output Queue”. Error Messages Possible Causes/Solutions Print Parameter The Duplex Unit does not Error(001) function properly. Contact to the Panasonic Authorized Dealer to maintain your machine. Print Parameter Paper size unable to print in 2- Error(101) Sided is selected. (Duplex...

  • Page 48: Chapter 4 Appendix

    Chapter 4 Combined Print Functions Appendix File List Tab Newly Set Functions Initially Set Functions Inner Outer Sort Non Sort Shift-Sort Shift-Group Rotate-Sort Rotate-Group Tint Brightness Saturation Color Balance Contrast Color Mode 2-Sided Blank: Combined setting is available. Combined setting is not available. The latter selection has the priority over the initially selected function.

  • Page 49: Thumbnail/individual And Thumbnail/index Print Tabs

    Thumbnail/Individual and Thumbnail/Index Print Tabs Newly Set Functions Initially Set Functions Inner Outer Sort Non Sort Shift-Sort Shift-Group Rotate-Sort Rotate-Group Tint Brightness Saturation Color Balance Contrast Color Mode Frame Settings Index Settings Mirror 2-Sided 1 to N...

  • Page 50: Specifications

    Microsoft Windows Vista operating system ® ® Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system The specifications are subject to change without notice. Panasonic Communications Co., Ltd. reserves the right to make improvements in the product design without reservation and without notice.

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    BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFITS SUSTAINED BY THE CUSTOMER IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR APPLICATION OF THIS PANASONIC MACHINE. SEE YOUR DEALER FOR DETAILS OF DEALER’S WARRANTY.

This manual also for:

Dp-c306, Dp-c406, C306, C266

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