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Dell 720 Color Printer User Manual

Dell photo printer 720 user's guide
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Model 720
May 2004
SRV R5221
Rev. A00
Express Service



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  • Page 1 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 2: Finding Information

    My User's Guide Documentation and drivers are already installed on your printer when shipped from Dell. You can use the CD to uninstall/reinstall drivers or access your documentation. Readme files may be included on your CD to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to your printer or advanced technical reference material for experienced users or technicians.
  • Page 3 The Express Service Code is not available in all countries. Latest drivers for my Dell Support website - printer Answers to technical The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including: service and support questions Solutions - Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from Documentation for my...
  • Page 4: About Your Printer

    About Your Printer Understanding the Printer Parts Setting Up Your Printer Understanding the Printer Software Understanding the Printer Parts Number: Part: Description: Paper support Part that supports loaded paper. Paper guide Guide that helps the paper feed into the printer properly. Front cover Cover to open to change ink cartridges.
  • Page 5: Understanding The Printer Software

    NOTE: The Dell Photo Printer 720 supports Microsoft® Windows® 2000 and Windows XP. Follow the instructions on the Setting Up Your Printer poster to install the hardware and software. If you encounter problems during setup, see Setup Problems for more information.
  • Page 6: Using Printing Preferences

    Customer Support - Directs you to Dell's customer support website, Contact Dell by Phone - Lists the "Contacting Dell" phone number by country. Advanced tab Printing Status button - Click this button to see your options for displaying printing status information on your screen.
  • Page 7: Printing Preferences Tabs

    Printing Preferences allows you to change the various printer settings. You can change your printer settings in Printing Preferences depending on the type of project you want to create. To access Printing Preferences: With your document open, click File Print. The Print dialog box appears.
  • Page 8 From this You can change these settings: tab: Quality/Copies Quality/Speed - Select Quick Print, Normal, Better, or Best depending on your desired output quality. Quick Print is the fastest option. Multiple Copies - Customize how the printer prints several photocopies of a single print job: Collated, Normal, or Print Last Page First.
  • Page 9: Using The Printer

    Using the Printer Loading Paper Printing Loading Paper Place the paper against the guide on the right side of the paper support. Squeeze and slide the left paper guide to the left edge of the paper. NOTE: Do not force paper into the printer. The paper should be flat against the paper support surface and the right edge should be flush against the right paper guide.
  • Page 10: Printing Photos

    The Printing Preferences dialog box appears. On the Quality/Copies tab, select Quality/Speed, the paper type, the number of copies, and black and white or color printing. On the Paper Setup tab, select the paper size and orientation. On the Print Layout tab, select the layout and duplexing settings. To see details about a setting, right-click the setting on the screen, and then select What's This?.
  • Page 11 The I Want To menu provides wizards for creating projects. You may want to print a photo, print on an envelope, print a banner, make a poster, create a booklet, or print a greeting card. With your document open, click File Print.
  • Page 12: Ink Cartridge Maintenance

    Dell ink cartridges are available only through Dell. You can order more ink online at or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell ink cartridges for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.
  • Page 13 Remove the old ink cartridges. Store the cartridges in an air-tight container or dispose of them properly. If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink cartridge. NOTE: You can use your printer with one cartridge (color or black) at a time.
  • Page 14 Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the color ink cartridge is secure in the left ink cartridge carrier and the black ink cartridge is secure in the right ink cartridge carrier. Snap each lid closed.
  • Page 15 NOTE: Specify whether the cartridge is a new cartridge or an old cartridge (one that has been used before). If an old cartridge is incorrectly identified as New Cartridge in the Dell Printer Solution Center, ink levels may be incorrect.
  • Page 16: Aligning Ink Cartridges

    Load plain paper. For more information, see Loading Paper. Click Start Programs or All Programs Dell Printers Dell Photo Printer 720 Dell Printer Solution Center. Click the Maintenance tab. Click Align to fix blurry edges. Click Print. The alignment page prints.
  • Page 17 Load plain paper. For more information, see Loading Paper. Click Start Programs or All Programs Dell Printers Dell Photo Printer 720 Dell Printer Solution Center. Click the Maintenance tab. Click Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Click Print. When the page prints, it forces ink through the clogged nozzles to clean them.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    Click Start Programs or All Programs Dell Printers Dell Photo Printer 720. If the Dell Photo Printer 720 does not appear in the list of programs, the printer software is not installed. Install the printer software. For more information, see Removing and Reinstalling Software.
  • Page 19: Printer Problems

    If your printer does not function properly or communication error messages appear when using your printer, you can remove and reinstall the printer software. Click Start Programs or All Programs Dell Printers Dell Photo Printer 720 Uninstall Dell Photo Printer 720.
  • Page 20: General Problems

    Printers and Other Hardware Printers and Faxes. Double-click Dell Photo Printer 720, and then click Printer. Make sure a check mark is not next to Pause Printing. If a check mark is next to Pause Printing, click it to deselect the option.
  • Page 21: Improving Print Quality

    Use the appropriate paper. For example, use Dell Premium Photo Paper if you are printing photos. Use paper that is a heavier weight, bright white, or coated. Use Dell Premium Photo Paper if you are printing photos.
  • Page 22: Printer Specifications

    Printer Specifications Overview Environmental Specifications Power Consumption And Requirements Operating System Support Memory Specifications and Requirements Print Media Guidelines Cables Overview Memory 0.5MBit (ROM), 1MBit (DRAM) Connectivity Duty cycle (maximum) 2,000 pages/month Printer life 26,280 hours Environmental Specifications Temperature/Relative Humidity Condition Temperature Relative humidity (non-condensing) Operation 60°...
  • Page 23: Operating System Support

    Average power consumption Standby mode 1.45 W Operational mode 7.86 W Operating System Support The Dell Photo Printer 720 supports: Windows XP Windows 2000 Memory Specifications and Requirements Your operating system must meet the minimum system requirements. Operating system Processor speed (Mhz)
  • Page 24 NOTE: Load letterhead paper with the top of the letterhead entering the printer first and facing up. You select Quick Print, Normal, Better, or Best print quality. 20 sheets of banner paper You remove any paper from the paper support before inserting banner paper.
  • Page 25 You can load a single transparency into the paper support without removing plain paper. You select Normal, Better, or Best print quality. The transparencies are loaded vertically against the right side of the paper support. Cables Your Dell Photo Printer 720 uses a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable (sold separately).
  • Page 26: Regulatory Information

    EMC classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell on the World Wide Web at category_id=4117.
  • Page 27: Fcc Identification Information

    Note that FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell could void your authority to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference.
  • Page 28: Ic Notice (Canada Only)

    Marking by the symbol indicates compliance of this Dell device to the EMC Directive and the Low Voltage Directive of the European Union. Such marking is indicative that this Dell device meets the following technical standards: EN 55022 - "Information Technology Equipment - Radio Disturbance Characteristics - Limits and Methods of Measurement."...
  • Page 29: Ce Mark Notice

    EN 55022 Compliance (Czech Republic Only) VCCI Notice (Japan Only) Most Dell devices are classified by the Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) as Class B information technology equipment (ITE). However, the inclusion of certain options can change the rating of some configurations to Class A.
  • Page 30: Mic Notice (Republic Of Korea Only)

    If the regulatory label includes the following marking, your device is a Class B product: MIC Notice (Republic of Korea Only) To determine which classification (Class A or B) applies to your device (or other Dell digital device), examine the Republic of Korean Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) registration labels located on your device.
  • Page 31: Polish Center For Testing And Certification Notice

    Polish Center for Testing and Certification Notice The equipment should draw power from a socket with an attached protection circuit (a 3-prong socket). All equipment that works together (computer, monitor, printer, and so on) should have the same power supply source.
  • Page 32: Bsmi Notice (Taiwan Only)

    BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only) If you find a mark on the regulatory label on the bottom, side, or back panel of your device, the following section is applicable:...
  • Page 33: Nom Information (Mexico Only)

    NOM Information (Mexico Only) The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this document in compliance with the requirements of the official Mexican standards (NOM):...
  • Page 34: Energy Star Compliance

    NOTE: Any Dell device bearing the ENERGY STAR® Emblem is certified to comply with EPA ENERGY STAR® requirements as configured when shipped by Dell. Any changes you make to this configuration (such as installing additional expansion cards or drives) may increase the device's power consumption beyond the limits set by the EPA's ENERGY STAR®...

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