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Dell Laser Printer 5100cn User's Guide
Finding Information
Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool
About Your Printer
Installing the Toner Cartridges and Imaging Drum
Connecting Your Printer
Enterprise Console Management Modules
Installing the Optional Tray Module and Installing Cards
Print Media Guidelines
Loading Print Media
Operator Panel
Printer Settings
Understanding Printer Menus
Understanding Your Printer Software
Printing
Setting Up for Shared Printing
Understanding Fonts
Understanding Printer Messages
Clearing Jams
Troubleshooting
Maintaining Your Printer
Removing Options
Printer Specifications
Printing With UX Filter (UNIX/Linux)
Printing With CUPS (Linux)
Safety and Regulatory Information
Appendix
For information on other documentation included with your printer, see
1 Optional 500-sheet tray module
2 Optional 1000-sheet tray module
NOTE:
Your printer allows for a maximum of 4 trays
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    Dell Laser Printer 5100cn User's Guide Finding Information Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool About Your Printer Installing the Toner Cartridges and Imaging Drum Connecting Your Printer Enterprise Console Management Modules Installing the Optional Tray Module and Installing Cards Print Media Guidelines...

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    To order replacement toner cartridges or supplies from Dell: 1. Double-click the icon on your desktop. 2. Visit Dell's website, or order Dell printer supplies by phone. www.dell.com/supplies For best service, have your Dell printer Service Tag available.

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    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.; Microsoft, Windows, and are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Macintosh, MacOS, AppleTalk, EtherTalk and TrueType are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.

  • Page 4: Finding Information

    Finding Information What are you looking Find it here for? · Drivers for my printer Drivers and Utilities CD · My User's Guide The Drivers and Utilities CD contains documentation and drivers for your printer. 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.

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    · Downloads — Drivers · Reference — Printer documentation and product specifications You can access Dell Support at support.dell.com. Select your region on the WELCOME TO DELL SUPPORT page, and fill in the requested details to access help tools and information.

  • Page 6: Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool

    Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool Using the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool One of the features of the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool is the E-Mail Alert Setup, which sends you, or the key operator, an e-mail when the printer needs supplies or intervention.

  • Page 7: Printer Status

    Printer Status Get immediate feedback on printer supply status. When toner is running low, click the Order Supplies link on the first screen to order additional toner cartridges. Printer Jobs The Printer Jobs menu contains information on Job List page and Completed Jobs page. These pages show the details of the status regarding each protocol or the print jobs.

  • Page 8: Online Help

    Online Help Click Help to visit the Dell web page, and see the User's Guide on that page to verify configured settings. Order Supplies at: www.dell.com/supplies Contact Dell Support at: support.dell.com Using the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool Environment Settings for Web Browsers Dell recommends configuring the environment settings for your Web browsers, before using the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool.

  • Page 9: Page Display Format

    The layout of the page is divided into three sections. Top Frame Located at the top of all pages is the Top Frame. When Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool is activated, the current status and specifications of the printer are displayed in the Top Frame on every page.

  • Page 10: Right Frame

    Receives the current printer configuration and updates the latest information in the Right Frame. Apply New Settings Button Submits new settings made on the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool to the printer. The old printer settings will be replaced by the new settings.

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    Some menus allow you to change the printer settings through the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool. When you are accessing these menus, the authentication dialog appears on the screen. Type a user name and password for the printer's administrator by following the prompts displayed in the dialog box.

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    Values: Toner Level Displays the percent of toner remaining. When the printer runs out of toner, the message appears. The text Order Toner is linked to the Dell Printer Supplies website. Consumables Status OK Indicates that consumables are available. Empty Indicates that consumables are used up.

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    To verify the printer details such as hardware configuration and software version. This page can also be displayed by clicking Printer Information in the Left Frame. Values: Dell Service Tag Number Displays Dell's service tag number. Asset Tag Number Displays the printer's asset tag number. Printer Serial Number Displays the printer's serial number.

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    Printer Revision Levels Firmware Version Displays the revision date (revision level). Network Firmware Version Displays the revision date (revision level). Printer Jobs The Printer Jobs menu contains information on Job List page and Completed Jobs page. These pages show the details of the status regarding each protocol or the print jobs.

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    Host I/F Displays the status of the host interface. Job Submitted Time Displays the date the print job was submitted. Printer Settings Use the Printer Settings menu to display the printer settings report and to configure printer settings. The following tabbed pages are displayed at the top of the Right Frame. Printer Settings Report The Printer Settings Report tab includes the Menu Settings page.

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    PCL Settings Input Tray Displays the input tray. Paper Size Displays the default paper size. Orientation Displays how text and graphics are oriented on the page. Duplex Print Displays whether to do duplexing as the default for all print jobs. Font Displays the default font from the registered fonts in the printer.

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    Displays whether to adjust the color registration automatically. Registration Registration Adjustments Adjustments Non-Dell Toner Non-Dell Toner Displays whether to use a refilled toner cartridge. Tray Settings Tray 1 Paper Displays the type of paper loaded in the standard 500-sheet tray. Type...

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    Purpose: To configure the basic printer settings. Values: Power Saver Sets the amount of time the printer waits after a job is printed before it goes into the power saver Time mode. Error Alarm Specifies whether the printer sounds an alarm when an error occurs. Job Timeout Specifies the amount of time the printer waits to receive additional bytes of data from the computer.

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    USB Settings Purpose: To change printer settings affecting a USB port. Values: Adobe Protocol Specifies PostScript communication protocol for each interface. PCL Settings Purpose: To change printer settings that only affect jobs using the PCL emulation printer language. Values: Input Tray Specifies the input tray.

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    Re-enter Password Type the new password again to confirm. NOTE: This menu sets a password to lock the operator panel. When changing the password for the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool, click Set Password on the left frame and set the password.

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    To specify the reference voltage settings for the transfer roller. Values: Plain 1 Sets the reference voltage settings for the transfer roller for plain paper 1. Plain 2 Sets the reference voltage settings for the transfer roller for plain paper 2. Transparency Sets the reference voltage settings for the transfer roller for transparencies.

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    Color Registration Adjustments Purpose: To print the color registration chart and to adjust the color registration by using the chart. This function is required after the printer is setup or moved. Values: Auto Correct Click Start to adjust color registration automatically. Correction Chart Click Start to print the color registration chart.

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    And you need to check the Copy the settings to the Host in the above list and reboot the machine. menu of the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool in the destination printer to verify if settings were actually copied or not.

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    Purpose: To verify the histories of copying after turning on the printer. Print Server Settings Use the Print Server Settings menu to set the type of printer interface and necessary conditions for communications. The following tabbed pages are displayed in the top of the Right Frame. Print Server Reports The Print Server Reports tab includes Print Server Setup Page, NetWare Setup Page, and E-Mail Alert Setup Page.

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    Printer URI Displays the printer URI. Connection Time-Out Displays the connection timeout period. Port Number Displays the port number. Maximum Sessions Displays the maximum number of connections received simultaneously by the client. HTTP Port Status Displays the port status. Port Number Displays the port number.

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    Values: IPX/SPX Settings Frame Type Displays the active frame type. Current Frame Type Displays the current frame type. Network Address Displays the IPX network address. NetWare Port Status Displays the port status. Device Name Displays the printer name. Active Mode Displays the current mode for Active Mode.

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    List 2 Paper Handling Displays the status, and whether to receive an E-Mail Alert for paper Alerts handling. Service Call Displays the status, and whether to receive an E-Mail Alert for Service Calls. Print Server Settings The Print Server Settings tab includes Basic Information, Port Settings, TCP/IP, NetWare, SMB, AppleTalk, E- Mail Alert, and SNMP pages.

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    100BASE-TX Selects 100Base-T Full-Duplex as the default value. Full-Duplex Current Ethernet Displays the current settings of Ethernet. Settings MAC Address Displays the printer's MAC address. Port Select the check box to enable the LPD. Settings Port9100 Select the check box to enable the Port9100. Select the check box to enable the IPP port.

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    are not valid for the first three-digits. DNS Mode Select the check box to get the DNS server address automatically from the DHCP server. DNS Server ADDR Sets the DNS server address. WINS Mode Select the check box to get the WINS server address automatically from the DHCP WINS* server.

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    Ethernet Selects IEEE802.3 frame type. 802.3 Ethernet Selects IEEE802.2 frame type. 802.2 Ethernet Selects SNAP frame type. SNAP Current Frame Displays the current frame type. Type Network Address Displays the IPX network address. NetWare Device Name* Specifies the printer name up to 47 alphanumeric characters. For PServer Mode, set the Print Server Name (Print Server Object Name).

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    *1 The following are illegal characters: semicolon (;), colon (:), asterisk (*), question mark (?), period (.), comma (,), yen mark (¥), back slash (\), double quotation ("), comparison symbols (< >), brackets ([ ]), operation symbols (+, =, or ~), pipe (|), slash (/), and space ( ).

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    AppleTalk Printer Specifies the printer name in the AppleTalk network up to 32 alphanumeric characters and symbol sets. AppleTalk Specifies the AppleTalk zone name up to 32 alphanumeric characters and symbol sets. Zone AppleTalk Displays the AppleTalk type. Type NOTE: An optional multi protocol card is required to display the AppleTalk page.

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    Select the check box to notify Authenticate Error Trap. Error Trap *1 The default value of each items can be changed by using Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool. *2 An optional multi protocol card is required to use. IP Filter Purpose: To configure the detailed settings for the IP Filter used for LPD and Port9100.

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    Other Features The Other Features tab includes Set Password page and Reset Print Server page. Set Password Purpose: To set or change the password that is required to access the printer setup parameters from the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool.

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    Set the password of the operator panel from Security Settings in the Printer Settings. This page can also be displayed by clicking Set Password in the Left Frame. Values: Administrator Sets the password up to 8 alphanumeric characters. The password will appear as asterisks Password (*) in the field when it is entered.

  • Page 36: About Your Printer

    About Your Printer The following illustrations show the standard Dell Laser Printer 5100cn, with an optional 500-sheet tray module and 1000- sheet tray module. Standard Printer with options printer 1 Standard Optional 500-sheet tray module 500-sheet tray 2 Multipurpose Optional 1000-sheet tray module...

  • Page 38: Installing The Toner Cartridge

    Installing the Toner Cartridges and Imaging Drum Installing the Toner Cartridge Installing the Imaging Drum CAUTION: Before performing any of the following procedures, read and follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. Installing the Toner Cartridge 1. Remove the top cover. 2.

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    Installing the Imaging Drum CAUTION: Make sure nothing touches or scratches the surface of the light-sensitive drum surface (green-colored roller) or the transfer roller (black-colored roller). Scratches, dirt, or oil from your hands on the imaging drum or transfer roller may reduce the print quality. 1.

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    4. Holding the imaging drum by the handle with the flat part facing the back of the printer, align the plastic guides on both sides of the imaging drum with the slots in front of the arrows on the printer. Gently lower the imaging drum into the printer.

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    7. Close the front cover.

  • Page 42: Connecting Your Printer

    Connecting Your Printer Choosing the Right Cable Connecting the Printer Locally Connecting the Printer to the Network Choosing the Right Cable Your Dell Laser Printer 5100cn interconnection cable must meet the following requirements: Connection Cable certification Parallel Parallel IEEE 1284 USB 2.0...

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    Connecting the Printer Locally A local printer is a printer attached to your computer using a USB or parallel cable. If your printer is attached to a network instead of your computer, skip this step and go on to "Connecting the Printer to the Network."...

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    2. Turn on the computer and the printer. Connecting the Printer to the Network To attach the printer to a network: 1. Make sure the printer, computer, and any other attached devices are turned off and unplugged. 2. Plug one end of a standard category 5 cable into a LAN drop or hub, and the other end into the Ethernet port on the back of the printer.

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    2. Turn on the computer and the printer. Print and Check the Printer Settings Page Print a Printer Settings page to verify the network connection. This page also provides important information that helps you configure for network printing. 1. Press Menu. 2.

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    The IP address is assigned to your printer. You can verify the setting by opening the web browser on any computer on the network and enter the IP address into the URL line. If the IP address is set up correctly, the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool displays in your browser.

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    Enterprise Console Management Modules The following enterprise console management modules and user's manuals are available on your Drivers and Utilities CD: ® ® IBM Tivoli NetView ® CA Unicenter ® HP OpenView To use the modules, go to the following directory on your CD and run each .exe file or .chm file. IBM Tivoli: \Utilities\SnapIns\IBM Tivoli CA Unicenter: \Utilities\SnapIns\CA Unicenter HP OpenView: \Utilities\SnapIns\HP OpenView...

  • Page 48

    Installing the Optional Tray Module and Installing Cards Installing the Optional Tray Module Installing the Optional 500-Sheet Tray Module Installing the Optional 1000-Sheet Tray Module Installing the Optional 500-Sheet Tray Module and 1000-Sheet Tray Module Installing a Memory Card Installing a Multi Protocol Card Installing the Hard Drive Installing the Optional Tray Module NOTE:...

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    3. Hold the upper side of the paper tray cover and pull it forward to remove it from the back of the printer. 4. Pull the printer's tray out until it stops. Hold the tray with both hands, lift the front slightly and remove it from the printer 5.

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    7. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer. 8. Turn on the printer. NOTE: The printer will automatically detect the attached tray(s) but will not detect the paper type. 9. Print a Printer Settings page to verify the optional 500-sheet tray module is installed correctly. c.

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    2. Right-click this printer icon and select Properties. 3. Click the Options tab, and then select Get Information from Printer. 4. Click Apply, and then click OK. 5. Close the Printers folder. Windows Me/Windows 95/98 1. Click Start ® Settings ® Printers. 2.

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    3. Click the Options tab, and then select your tray configuration under Installable Options: Optional Sheet Feeder. 4. Modify your tray assignments from Not Available to the appropriate form for each tray under Form to Tray Assignment. 5. Click Apply, and then click OK. Mac OS 9.x When using Chooser: 1.

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    the printer. Gently lower the printer onto the 1000-sheet tray module. CAUTION: To lift the printer safely, remove the imaging drum and lift it with two people. Never try to lift the printer while facing its right and left sides. NOTE: Be careful not to pinch your fingers when lowering the printer onto the optional 1000-sheet tray module.

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    6. Insert the four screws provided into the four holes inside the printer and tighten them with a coin to secure the printer to the optional 1000-sheet tray module. NOTE: Make sure the screws are firmly tightened. 7. Insert the tray into the printer. 8.

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    10. Plug the power cable into the power cable connecter at the back of the printer, wind the power cable onto the cable hook as shown in the graphic, and lightly pull the power cable. Then, plug the other end of the cable into the grounded outlet.

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    following the instructions for each operating system. If the printer is on a network, update the driver for each client. When Using PCL driver Windows XP/Windows Server 2003 1. Click Start ® Printers and Faxes. 2. Right-click this printer icon and select Properties. 3.

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    Sheet Feeder. 4. Click Apply, and then click OK. Windows 2000/Windows NT 4.0 1. Click Start ® Settings ® Printers. 2. Right-click this printer icon and select Properties. 3. Click the Device Settings tab, and then select your tray configuration under Installable Options: Optional Sheet Feeder.

  • Page 58: Tray Module

    Tray Module 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Lock down the brakes of the two casters at the front of optional 1000-sheet tray module. CAUTION: Failure to lock down the brakes can cause the printer to move unexpectedly, resulting in injury.

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    6. Insert the four screws provided into the four holes inside the optional 500-sheet tray module and tighten them with a coin to secure the 500-sheet tray module to the optional 1000-sheet tray module. 7. Lift the printer and align the four guide pins of the optional 500-sheet tray module with the holes at the bottom of the printer.

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    9. Pull the printer's tray out until it stops. Hold the tray with both hands, lift the front slightly and remove it from the printer. 10. Insert the four screws provided into the four holes inside the printer and tighten them with a coin to secure the printer to the optional 500-sheet tray module.

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    11. Insert the trays into the printer and optional 500-sheet tray module. 12. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer and the optional 500-sheet tray module. 13. Peel off the peel-off paper on the double-sided adhesive tape on the cable hook, and affix the cable hook on the back of the printer.

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    hook as shown in the graphic, and lightly pull the power cable. Then, plug the other end of the cable into the grounded outlet. 15. Turn on the printer. NOTE: The printer will automatically detect the attached tray(s) but will not detect the paper type. 16.

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    4. Click Apply, and then click OK. 5. Close the Printers and Faxes folder. Windows 2000/NT4.0 1. Click Start ® Settings ® Printers. 2. Right-click this printer icon and select Properties. 3. Click the Options tab, and then select Get Information from Printer. 4.

  • Page 64: Installing A Memory Card

    Windows Me/95/98 1. Click Start ® Settings ® Printers. 2. Right-click this printer icon and select Properties. 3. Select the Options tab, and then select the option manually. 4. Click Apply, and then click OK. Mac OS 9.x When using Chooser: 1.

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    3. Remove the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. 4. Remove the controller card from the printer by the handles. 5. Place the controller card on the table so that its edge hangs over the edge of the table and the controller card is horizontal.

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    6. Push the memory card into the slot firmly. 7. Insert the controller card into the printer. 8. Tighten the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. The two screws on the upper side are different in shape from the one on the lower side.

  • Page 67

    9. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer. Installing a Multi Protocol Card A multi protocol card allows you to use the following network protocols. Network Supported operating systems protocol Windows Me/2000/XP/Server 2003/Mac OS X 10.3 Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003 NetWare...

  • Page 68

    3. Remove the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. 4. Remove the controller card from the printer by the handles. 5. Place the controller card on the table so that its edge hangs over the edge of the table and the controller card is horizontal.

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    6. Align the two protrusions with the holes on the controller card, and then tighten the two screws from the back side of the controller card. 7. Insert the controller card into the printer. 8. Tighten the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer.

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    9. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer. Installing the Hard Drive 1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. 2. Hold the upper side of the paper tray cover and pull it forward to remove it from the back of the printer. 3.

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    4. Remove the controller card from the printer by the handles. 5. Place the controller card on the table so that its edge hangs over the edge of the table and the controller card is horizontal. Hold the multi protocol card so its connector is aligned with the slot on the controller card, and push it down.

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    7. Insert the controller card into the printer. 8. Tighten the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. The two screws on the upper side are different in shape from the one on the lower side. Be careful not to confuse them. 9.

  • Page 74: Print Media Guidelines

    Feeder" for detailed loading instructions. Paper Characteristics The following paper characteristics affect print quality and reliability. Dell recommends that you follow these guidelines when evaluating new paper stock. Weight The tray automatically feeds paper weights from 60 to 163 g/m (16 to 60 lb bond) grain long.

  • Page 75: Grain Direction

    Leave the paper in its original packaging until you are ready to use it. This limits the exposure of the paper to moisture changes that can degrade its performance. Grain Direction Grain refers to the alignment of the paper fibers in a sheet of paper. Grain is either grain long, running the length of the paper, or grain short, running the width of the paper.

  • Page 76: Selecting Preprinted Forms And Letterhead

    Before loading the paper, identify the recommended print side of the paper. This information is usually indicated on the paper package. Do not use paper that you have cut or trimmed yourself. Do not mix print media sizes, weights, or types in the same source. This may result in a paper jam. Do not remove trays while a job is printing or Printing is displayed on the operator panel.

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    Transparencies You can load up to 75 transparencies in the multipurpose feeder for a single print job. Before buying large quantities of any print media, Dell recommends trying a sample first. When printing on transparencies: Set the Paper Type to Transparency from the printer driver to avoid damaging your printer.

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    The printer can print directly on transparencies designed for use in laser printers. Print quality and durability depend on the transparency used. Before buying large quantities of any print media, Dell recommends trying a sample first. The Paper Type setting should be set to Transparency to help prevent jams. (See "Paper...

  • Page 79: Storing Print Media

    Do not print within 1 mm (0.04 in.) of the edge of the label, of the perforations, or between die-cuts of the label. Do not use label sheets that have adhesive to the edge of the sheet. Dell recommends zone coating of the adhesive at least 1 mm (0.04 in.) away from edges.

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    Letter Folio (8.5 x 13 in.) Legal (8.5 x 14 in.) Executive COM-10 envelope Monarch User-specified print size * Duplexer support user-specified print media that are 149 mm to 215.9 mm wide and 210 mm to 355.6 mm long. Print Media Supported Multipurpose feeder Standard 500-sheet tray Optional 1000-sheet tray module Duplexer Plain Paper 1 (60–80 gsm) Plain Paper 1-Side2 (60–80 gsm)

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    Covers1 106-163 Covers2 164-216 Coated1 106-163 BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Coated2 164-216 BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Transparency - BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Label BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Envelopes...

  • Page 82: Loading Print Media

    Loading Print Media Proper print media loading helps prevent jams and ensures trouble-free printing. Before loading print media, identify the recommended print side of the print media. This information is usually on the print media package. Loading Print Media in Standard and Optional Trays Multipurpose Feeder Loading the Multipurpose Feeder Using the Multipurpose Feeder...

  • Page 83

    3. Squeeze the length guide and slide it to the edge of the tray. 4. Before loading the print media, flex the sheets back and forth, and then fan them. Straighten the edges of the stack on a level surface. 5.

  • Page 84: Loading Letterhead

    7. Insert the tray into the printer, and push until it stops. 8. If you load any print media into the tray, configure the Paper Type setting for that tray according to the message on the operator panel. Loading Letterhead Place the printed side face up.

  • Page 85: Loading The Multipurpose Feeder

    The multipurpose feeder accepts print media within the following dimensions: Width -- 88.9 mm to 220 mm Length -- 139.7 mm to 355.6 mm Loading the Multipurpose Feeder In addition to plain paper, the multipurpose feeder can use various other sizes and types of print media such as envelopes, and transparencies.

  • Page 86: Loading Envelopes

    5. Make sure the type setting for the multipurpose feeder is set to the correct value for the print media you have loaded. 6. Select print media source, size, and type in your software program and select the print media size and type on the printer operator panel.

  • Page 87: Linking Trays

    Do not place objects on the multipurpose feeder. Also, avoid pressing down or applying excessive force on it. Do not remove any tray while a job is printing from the multipurpose feeder or Printing is displayed on the operator panel. This may result in a paper jam. The icons on the multipurpose feeder identify how to load the multipurpose feeder with paper, and how to turn an envelope for printing.

  • Page 88

    Short Assumes binding along the short edge of the page (top edge for portrait orientation and left edge for landscape Edge orientation). The following illustration shows short-edge binding for portrait and landscape pages: NOTE: When you print on both sides of postcard-size paper, make sure the paper is not curled. Using the Center Output Tray The center output tray holds up to: 250 sheets (20 lb (75 g/m...

  • Page 90: Operator Panel

    Operator Panel Using the Operator Panel Buttons Printing a Panel Settings Page Using the Operator Panel Buttons The printer operator panel has a 2-line by 16-character liquid crystal display (LCD), seven buttons, and two indicators that flash when the printer is ready to print, and when a error occurs. 1.

  • Page 91

    2. Press until Configure appears, and then press 3. Press until Reports appears, and then press 4. Press until Panel Settings appears, and then press The Panel Settings page is printed. 5. Verify that any optional 500-sheet tray module or 1000-sheet tray module you installed are configured for the types of print media you loaded.

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    If you cannot change a setting from your software program, use the printer operator panel or the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool. Changing a printer setting from the printer operator panel or from the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool makes that setting the user default.

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    Driver settings you choose from your software program may override the settings you select from the operator panel. Using the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool to Change Printer Settings If your printer is connected to the network, you can change the operator panel settings from your Web browser. If you are a network administrator, you can clone the printer settings of one printer to one or all printers on the network.

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    2. Press until Configure appears, and then press 3. Press until Maintenance appears, and then press 4. Press until Init NVRAM appears, and then press 5. The Are you sure? message appears on the operator panel. Press 6. Turn off the printer, and then on again. Deleting NVRAM From Network Settings You can initialize the IP address and network-related settings by deleting NVRAM from Network settings.

  • Page 95: Understanding Printer Menus

    Understanding Printer Menus When your printer is configured as a network printer available to a number of users, the access to the Configure menus can be limited. This prevents other users from using the operator panel to inadvertently change a printer user default that has been set by the administrator.

  • Page 96: Paper Type

    Tray Settings Use the Tray Settings menu to define the print media loaded in each tray. NOTE: Values marked by an asterisk (*) are the factory default menu settings. Paper Type Purpose: To specify the type of paper loaded in each tray. Values: Plain 1 Tray 1...

  • Page 97: Paper Size

    Covers 2 S2 Coated 1 S2 Coated 2 S2 Paper Size Purpose: To specify the paper size for the multipurpose feeder. Letter Executive Legal 8.5 x 13" Envelope #10 Monarch Free Size Monarch LEF DL LEF NOTE: For the standard 500-sheet tray, optional 500-sheet tray module, or 1000-sheet tray module, setting paper size is not required.

  • Page 98: Job Timeout

    NOTE: Values marked by an asterisk (*) are the factory default menu settings. Power Saver Time Purpose: To specify the amount of time the printer waits after a job is printed before it goes into the power saver mode. Values: Specifies the amount of time before the printer enters power saver mode after it finishes a print job.

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    30 sec* Panel Language Purpose: To determine the language of the text on the operator panel screen. Values: English* French Italian German Spanish Auto Log Print Purpose: To specify whether the printer outputs logs automatically. Values: Does not print the logs. Off* Prints the logs.

  • Page 100: Banner Sheet

    Prints the user ID on the bottom left of the page. Bottom Left Prints the user ID on the bottom right of the page. Bottom Right NOTE: When printing on DL size paper, a part of the user ID may not be printed correctly. Text Print Purpose: To specify whether the printer outputs PDL data, which is not supported by the printer, as text when the printer receives...

  • Page 101

    RAM Disk Purpose: To allocate memory to the RAM Disk file system for the Secure Print and Proof Print features. The change becomes effective after the printer is turned off and then on again. Values: Does not allocate memory to the RAM Disk file system. Secure Print and Proof Print jobs will abort and be recorded Off* to the job log.

  • Page 102

    Plain 1 Light Normal* Label Label 1 Label 2* BTR Adj Purpose: To specify the reference voltage settings for the transfer roller. Values: Plain 1 -20 – +30 Plain 2 -20 – +30 Transparency -20 – +30 Covers 1 -20 – +30 Covers 2 -20 –...

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    Fuser Adj Purpose: To specify the temperature settings value for the fuser. Values: Plain Paper 1 -4 - +2 Plain Paper 2 -4 - +2 Transparency -4 - +2 Covers 1 -4 - +2 Covers 2 -4 - +2 Label -4 - +2 Coated 1 -4 - +2...

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    To adjust the registration automatically. Values: Adjusts the registration automatically. Does not adjust the registration automatically. Color Reg Adj Purpose: To print the color registration chart and to adjust the color registration by using the chart. This function is required after the printer is set up or moved. Values: Adjusts color registration automatically.

  • Page 105

    NOTE: The Format HDD menu is only displayed when an optional hard drive is installed on your printer. Non-Dell Toner Purpose: To specify whether to use the refilled toner cartridge or not. When this setting is On, you can use toner cartridges provided by other companies.

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    Adobe Protocol Purpose: To specify PostScript communication protocol for the parallel interface. The change becomes effective after the printer is turned off and then on again. Values: Used when auto-detecting the PostScript communication protocol. Auto Used when no special processing is required for data. Used when the communication protocol is in ASCII format.

  • Page 107

    To print a detailed list of the processed print jobs. This list contains the latest 20 print jobs. Error Log Purpose: To print an error history. PS Fonts List Purpose: To print a sample of the available PostScript fonts. See also: "Understanding Fonts,"...

  • Page 108

    Purpose: To specify the TCP/IP settings. The change becomes effective after the printer is turned off and then on again. Values: Automatically sets the IP address. IP AddressSetup AutoIP* Uses BOOTP to set the IP address. BOOTP Uses RARP to set the IP address. RARP Uses DHCP to set the IP address.

  • Page 109

    Enables the E-Mail Alert feature. E-Mail Alert Disables the E-Mail Alert feature. Enables an access to Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool embedded in the printer. Disables an access to Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool embedded in the printer. Enables the AppleTalk port.

  • Page 110

    IP Filter Purpose: To specify the reception of data from certain IP addresses for blocking. You can set up to five IP addresses. The change becomes effective after the printer is turned off and then on again. Values: Sets the IP address for Filter n. Filter n Address (n is 1 to 5.)

  • Page 111: Input Tray

    Purpose: To specify PostScript communication protocol for each interface. The change becomes effective after the printer is turned off and then on again. Values: Automatically selects a tray according to the paper size and type settings of the job being printed except for Auto* the multipurpose feeder.

  • Page 112

    Purpose: To specify the default paper size. Values: Letter Executive 8.5 x 13" Legal Envelope #10 Monarch *1 Denotes country-specific factory default values. Orientation Purpose: To specify how text and graphics are oriented on the page. Values: Prints text and graphics parallel to the short edge of the paper. Portrait* Prints text and graphics parallel to the long edge of the paper.

  • Page 113

    Short for landscape orientation) Edge Font Purpose: To specify the default font from the registered fonts in the printer. Values: CG Times CG Times It CG Times Bd CG Times BdIt Univers Md Univers MdIt Univers Bd Univers BdIt Univers MdCd Univers MdCdIt Univers BdCd Univers BdCdIt...

  • Page 114

    Palatino It Palatino Bd Palatino BdIt ITCBookman Lt ITCBookman LtIt ITCBookmanDm ITCBookmanDm It HelveticaNr HelveticaNr Ob HelveticaNr Bd HelveticaNrBdOb N C Schbk Roman N C Schbk It N C Schbk Bd N C Schbk BdIt ITC A G Go Bk ITC A G Go BkOb ITC A G Go Dm ITC A G Go DmOb ZapfC MdIt...

  • Page 115: Font Pitch

    To specify the font size for scalable typographic fonts. Values: The values are in steps of 0.25. 4.00 – 50.00 12.00* Font size refers to the height of the characters in the font. One point equals approximately 1/72 of an inch. NOTE: The Font Size menu is only displayed for typographic fonts.

  • Page 116

    menu items. Select the correct Form Line and Orientation before changing Form Line. See also: "Orientation," "Use this menu item to:" Quantity Purpose: To set the number of copies you want for the printer default value. (Set the number of copies required for a specific job from the printer driver.

  • Page 117

    To save toner by printing in the draft mode. The print quality is reduced when printing in the draft mode. Values: Does not print in the draft mode. Off* Prints in the draft mode. Line Termination Purpose: To add the line termination commands. Values: The line termination command is not added.

  • Page 118

    To specify whether the printer outputs error contents for a PostScript error. The change becomes effective after the printer is turned off and then on again. Values: Discards the print job without printing an error message. Prints an error message before it discards the job. NOTE: This instructions from the PS driver override the settings specified on the operator panel.

  • Page 119

    accidentally. NOTE: Values marked by an asterisk (*) are the factory default menu settings. See also: "Setting of Panel Lock" Panel Lock Purpose: To limit access to the menus. Values: Does not limit access to the menus. Off* Limits access to the menus. Change Password Purpose: To set a password to limit access to the menus.

  • Page 120

    7. Press until Change Password appears, and then press 8. Enter the old password (when you enter it for the first time after doing the settings, enter 0000), and then press 9. Enter the new password, and then press 10. Reenter the password to confirm the password that you entered, and then press The password has been changed.

  • Page 121: Understanding Your Printer Software

    Status Monitor Console Use the Status Monitor Console to manage multiple Status Window. Select a printer from the list view (or Printer Selection) by clicking its name to open a Status Window or Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool for a particular printer.

  • Page 122: User Setup Disk Creating Tool

    Using the setup disk that you have created will reduce the amount of work required when installing the printer driver. Install in advance the Dell Laser Printer 5100cn printer driver in the computer on which the setup disk is to be created.

  • Page 123: Tips For Successful Printing

    Avoiding Jams NOTE: Dell recommends that you try a limited sample of any print media you are considering using with the printer before purchasing large quantities. By selecting appropriate print media and loading it properly, you are able to avoid most jams. See the following for instructions on loading print media: "Loading Print Media in Standard and Optional...

  • Page 124: Canceling A Print Job

    5. Click OK or Print to send the job to the selected printer. Canceling a Print Job There are several methods for canceling a print job. Canceling From the Printer Operator Panel To cancel a print job after it has started printing: 1.

  • Page 125: Printing A Font Sample List

    4. Printer Settings is displayed, and then press The Printer Settings page is printed. The message Printer Settings Printing appears while the page prints. The printer returns to the Ready to Print message after the Printer Settings page prints. If any other message appears when you print this page, see "Understanding Printer Messages"...

  • Page 126

    Del after Print Save after Print Delete Accessing Held Jobs From the Operator Panel 1. Press Menu. 2. Stored Print is displayed. Press 3. Secure Print is displayed. Press 4. Press until your user name appears, and then press 5. If you print confidential jobs (Secure Print jobs), enter the password you have specified on the printer driver, and then press 6.

  • Page 127: Proof Print

    Proof Print If you send a Proof Print job, the printer prints one copy and holds the remaining copies you requested from the driver in printer memory or hard drive. Use Proof Print function to examine the first copy to see if it is satisfactory before printing the remaining copies.

  • Page 128: Setting Up For Shared Printing

    Setting Up for Shared Printing Point and Print Peer-to-Peer You can share your new printer on the network using the Drivers and Utilities CD that shipped with your printer, or using Microsoft's point and print or peer-to-peer method. However, if you use one of the Microsoft methods, you will not have all of the features, such as the status monitor and other printer utilities, that are installed with the Drivers and Utilities CD.

  • Page 129

    When a test page prints successfully, printer installation is complete. Peer-to-Peer If you use the peer-to-peer method, the printer driver is fully installed on each client computer. Network clients retain control of driver modifications. The client computer handles the print job processing. 1.

  • Page 130: Understanding Fonts

    Understanding Fonts Typefaces and fonts Bitmapped and Scalable Fonts Resident Fonts Symbol Sets Typefaces and fonts A font is a set of characters and symbols created with a distinct design. The distinct design is called a typeface. The typefaces you select add personality to a document. Well-chosen typefaces make a document easier to read. The printer has numerous resident fonts in PCL 6 and PostScript 3.

  • Page 131: Bitmapped And Scalable Fonts

    In proportional (or typographic) fonts, every character can have a different width. Since proportional fonts have characters with different widths, the font size is specified in point size, not pitch. Point size refers to the height of the characters in the font. A point is defined as 1/72 inch. The characters in a font printed at 24 point will be twice as large as the characters in the same font printed at 12 point.

  • Page 132: Resident Fonts

    These temporary bitmapped fonts are deleted when you turn off or reset the printer. Scalable fonts provide the flexibility of printing in many different point sizes. Your printer uses different scalable font formats for downloading fonts to the printer. PCL 6 uses Intellifont and TrueType scalable fonts.

  • Page 133

    ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book AvantGarde-Book ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book Oblique AvantGarde-BookOblique ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi AvantGarde-Demi ITC Avant Garde Gothic Demi Oblique AvantGarde-DemiOblique ITC Bookman Light Bookman-Light ITC Bookman Light Italic Bookman-LightItalic ITC Bookman Demi Bookman-Demi ITC Bookman Demi Italic Bookman-DemiItalic Clarendon Condensed Coronet...

  • Page 134

    CG Times Bold Italic Univers Medium Univers Medium Italic Univers Bold Univers Bold Italic Courier Courier Italic Courier Bold Courier Bold Italic Letter Gothic LetterGothic Letter Gothic Italic LetterGothic-Slanted Letter Gothic Bold LetterGothic-Bold LetterGothic-BoldSlanted Marigold Marigold New Century Schoolbook Roman NewCenturySchlbk-Roman New Century Schoolbook Italic NewCenturySchlbk-Italic...

  • Page 135

    Times Bold Italic Times-BoldItalic Times New TimesNewRomanPSMT Times New Italic TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT Times New Bold TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT Times New Bold Italic TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT Univers Univers-Oblique Univers-Bold Univers-BoldOblique Univers Medium Condensed Univers-Condensed Univers Medium Condensed Italic Univers-CondensedOblique Univers Bold Condensed Univers-CondensedBold Univers Bold Condensed Italic Univers-CondensedBoldOblique Wingdings Wingdings-Regular...

  • Page 136

    StempelGaramond-Italic StempelGaramond-Roman Apple-Chancery Chicago Geneva Monaco NewYork Oxford Taffy MonaLisa-Recut Candid Bodoni Bodoni-Italic Bodoni-Bold Bodoni-BoldItalic Bodoni-Poster Bodoni-PosterCompressed CooperBlack CooperBlack-Italic Copperplate-ThirtyTwoBC Copperplate-ThirtyThreeBC Eurostile Eurostile-Bold Eurostile-ExtendedTwo Eurostile-BoldExtendedTwo GillSans GillSans-Italic GillSans-Bold...

  • Page 137: Symbol Sets

    GillSans-BoldItalic GillSans-Condensed GillSans-BoldCondensed GillSans-Light GillSans-LightItalic GillSans-ExtraBold Goudy Goudy-Italic Goudy-Bold Goudy-BoldItalic Goudy-ExtraBold HoeflerText-Regular HoeflerText-Italic HoeflerText-Black HoeflerText-BlackItalic HoeflerText-Ornaments JoannaMT JoannaMT-Italic JoannaMT-Bold JoannaMT-BoldItalic LubalinGraph-Book LubalinGraph-BookOblique LubalinGraph-Demi LubalinGraph-DemiOblique Line Printer Symbol Sets A symbol set is the collection of alphabetic and numeric characters, punctuation, and special characters available in the...

  • Page 138

    font you select. Symbol sets support the requirements for different languages or specific applications, such as math symbols used for scientific text. In PCL 6, a symbol set also defines which character will print for each key on the keyboard (or more specifically, for each code point).

  • Page 139: Understanding Printer Messages

    NNN-NNN Error NNN-NNN relates to printer Turn off the printer, and then on. Restart Printer problems. If this does not solve the problem, contact Dell. Contact Support See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual. IfMessageReturns 006-370 Condensation may have occurred Do not use the printer for more than one hour.

  • Page 140

    Paper Jam Paper Jam has occurred at the Push the side button to open the outer front cover and 077-907 duplexer. remove any paper. Push Side Button "Clearing Jams" Remove Paper Paper Jam Paper Jam has occurred at the Push the front latch up to open the front cover, or 077-902 fuser.

  • Page 141

    If you do not replace the toner cartridge, · Yellow Toner print quality problems may occur. Order a new · Cyan Toner toner cartridge at the website · Magenta Toner (www.dell.com/supplies or www.euro.dell.com/supplies). · Black Toner Error NNN-NNN relates to printer "Replacing the Toner Cartridge"...

  • Page 142

    "Cleaning the Automatic Density Control (CTD) Clean checked soon. Sensor" CTD Sensor Ready to Print The printer is in the custom toner When some of the toner cartridges reach the end of 193-700 mode. their lives, you cannot continue printing. non-DELL Toner Installed...

  • Page 143: Clearing Jams

    Removing Print Jams From the Fuser Removing Print Jams From the Duplexer Removing Print Jams From the Optional Tray Modules NOTE: Before buying large quantities of any print media, Dell recommends trying a sample first. Avoiding Jams Use only recommended print media. See "Print Media Guidelines"...

  • Page 144

    CAUTION: Do not attempt to clear any jams using tools or instruments. This may permanently damage the printer. 1 Standard tray 2 Optional tray modules 3 Multipurpose feeder 4 Between the imaging drum and fuser 5 Front cover 6 Outer Front Cover 7 Duplexer 8 Fuser Removing Print Jams From the Multipurpose Feeder...

  • Page 145

    3. Push the front latch up and fully open the front cover. Confirm that there are no scraps of paper remaining inside the printer. 4. Close the front cover. Removing Print Jams From the Standard Tray NOTE: To resolve the message displayed on the operator panel, you must clear all print media from the print media path.

  • Page 146

    3. If there is jammed paper remaining inside the printer, pull it out carefully to avoid tearing it. 4. If jammed paper cannot be found, pull down the blue cover along the top of the hole where the tray cartridge was in the printer, and pull the jammed paper out carefully.

  • Page 147

    6. Close the front cover. 7. Insert the tray into the printer, and push until it stops. CAUTION: Do not use excessive force on the tray. Doing so could damage the tray or the inside the printer. Removing Print Jams Between the Imaging Drum and Fuser NOTE: To resolve the message displayed on the operator panel, you must clear all print media from the print media path.

  • Page 148

    NOTICE: Be sure to move the levers back to their close position after removing the jammed paper from the fuser. 4. Close the front cover. Removing Print Jams From the Fuser NOTE: To resolve the message displayed on the operator panel, you must clear all print media from the print media path.

  • Page 149

    3. Lift the levers at both ends of the fuser, and remove the jammed paper. If the paper is torn, remove any scraps of paper remaining inside the printer. Completely push down the levers at both ends of the fuser after removing the jammed paper.

  • Page 150

    6. Remove the jammed paper if you see it. If you cannot see the jammed paper, go to step 7. NOTE: If a paper jam occurs in the fuser area, a sheet of paper may already have been fed from the tray. Make sure there is no paper remaining inside the printer, using step 8 through 14.

  • Page 151

    9. Remove all the jammed and/or creased paper from the tray. 10. If there is jammed paper remaining inside the printer, pull it out carefully to avoid tearing it. 11. If jammed paper cannot be found, pull down the blue cover along the top of the hole where the tray cartridge was in the printer, and pull the jammed paper out carefully.

  • Page 152

    13. Close the front cover. 14. Insert the tray into the printer, and push until it stops. NOTICE: Do not use excessive force on the tray. Doing so could damage the tray or the inside the printer. Removing Print Jams From the Duplexer NOTE: To resolve the message displayed on the operator panel, you must clear all print media from the print media path.

  • Page 153

    2. Remove the jammed paper. If the paper is torn, remove any scraps of paper remaining inside the printer. 3. Close the outer front cover. Removing Print Jams From the Optional Tray Modules NOTE: To resolve the message displayed on the operator panel, you must clear all print media from the print media path.

  • Page 154

    2. Remove all jammed and/or creased paper from the tray. 3. Pull the jammed paper out carefully to avoid tearing it. If the paper is torn, confirm that there are no scraps of paper remaining inside the printer. 4. Push the front latch up and fully open the front cover. Confirm that there are no scraps of paper remaining inside the printer.

  • Page 155

    5. Close the front cover. 6. Insert the trays into the printer. Push the trays in until they stop.

  • Page 157: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Guide This section consists of the following instructions. Configuration of your printer instructions User Settings Menu Map Setup printing Letter Plain 1 from Multipurpose Feeder Setup printing Letter Plain 1 from Tray1 Setup printing Letter Plain 1 from Tray2 Setup printing Transparency from Multipurpose Feeder Setup printing Envelope from Multipurpose Feeder Setup Paper Size...

  • Page 158: Basic Printer Problems

    Display Problems Printing Problems Print Quality Problems Option Problems Other Problem Contacting Service Basic Printer Problems Some printer problems can be easy to resolve. If a problem occurs with your printer, check each the following: If a message displays on the operator panel, see "Understanding Printer Messages."...

  • Page 159: Print Quality Problems

    Make sure you are using the correct Ethernet, USB, or IEEE cable and it is securely connected at the back of the printer. Verify that the correct print media size is selected. If using a print spooler, verify that the spooler has not stalled. Check the printer interface from the Configure menu.

  • Page 160

    · The imaging drum may need to be replaced. Change the imaging drum. · The developer is damaged. Contact Dell. See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual. · If you are printing on an uneven print surface, change the Paper Type settings in the Tray Toner smears or print Settings menu.

  • Page 161

    · Change the Print Mode in the Graphics tab (or Advanced dialog box) to Standard in the Characters have printer driver. jagged or uneven · If you are using downloaded fonts, verify that the fonts are supported by the printer, the host edges.

  • Page 162

    · Condensation inside the printer causes partial blanks or creased paper. Turn on the printer and Partial blanks, creased leave it one hour at least to get rid of the condensation. If the problems still occur, contact paper or blotted Dell. See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual. printing.

  • Page 163: Other Problem

    · The developer is damaged. Contact Dell. See "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual. Vertical blanks Option Problems If an option does not operate correctly following installation or stops working: Turn off the printer, wait for 10 seconds, and then turn on the printer. If this does not fix the problem, unplug the printer, and check the connection between the option and the printer.

  • Page 164: Contacting Service

    occured inside the printer. Contacting Service When you call for printer service, be prepared to describe the problem you are experiencing or the error message on the display. You need to know your printer model type and serial number. See the label on the back of the printer near the controller card for this information.

  • Page 165

    Setup printing Letter Plain 1 from Multipurpose Feeder 1. On the printer operator panel press MENU. 2. Press to get to Tray Settings. 3. Press to select Tray Settings. 4. Press to get to Paper Size. (ONLY ON 3x00cn) 5. Press to select Paper Size.

  • Page 166

    26. Open up Word and create a new document. 27. Go to File ® Print. 28. Select the Dell Color Laser Printer from the printers list 29. Click the Properties button to the right. 30. This brings up Driver Properties.

  • Page 167

    ® Print and then click the Properties button, you will get this same driver properties window. 26. Open up Word and create a new document. 27. Go to File ® Print. 28. Select the Dell Color Laser Printer from the printers list.

  • Page 168

    29. Click the Properties button to the right. 30. This brings up Driver Properties. 31. Click on the Paper Tray Tab. 32. Change the Paper Source to Tray 1. 33. Click the Paper Tab. 34. Select in paper size, Letter. 35.

  • Page 169

    26. Open up Word and create a new document. 27. Go to File ® Print. 28. Select the Dell Color Laser Printer from the printers list 29. Click the Properties button to the right. 30. This brings up Driver Properties.

  • Page 170

    26. Open up Word and create a new document. 27. Go to File ® Print. 28. Select the Dell Color Laser Printer from the printers list 29. Click the Properties button to the right. 30. This brings up Driver Properties.

  • Page 171

    40. Click the Paper Tab. 41. Change Paper Size to Legal. 42. Change the Paper source settings BOTH to "DEFAULT TRAY AS PER PRINTER". 43. Click OK. 44. Type in some gibberish in the body of the document and click Print! Setup printing Envelope from Multipurpose Feeder 1.

  • Page 172

    26. Open up Word and create a new document. 27. Go to File ® Print. 28. Select the Dell Color Laser Printer from the printers list 29. Click the Properties button to the right. 30. This brings up Driver Properties.

  • Page 173

    27. Open up Word and create a new document. 28. Go to File ® Print. 29. Select the Dell Color Laser Printer from the printers list 30. Click the Properties button to the right. 31. This brings up Driver Properties.

  • Page 174

    Coated1 106-163 BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Coated2 164-216 BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Transparency - BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Label BJP (Bubble Jet Printer) paper cannot be used. Envelopes Configuration Parallel Printing A local printer is a printer attached to your computer or a print server using a USB or parallel cable.

  • Page 175

    6. The Adobe License Agreement appears, click to accept the agreement and then click Install. 7. When the Congratulations! screen appears, click Finish. 8. Click Cancel. USB Printing A local printer is a printer attached to your computer or a print server using a USB or parallel cable. Installing Printer Drivers Connecting the Printer to the Computer Before Inserting the Drivers and Utilities CD NOTE:...

  • Page 176

    If your printer is connected directly to a network and the Windows XP firewall is enabled, you cannot view your networked printer(s) when you run the Dell™ printer installation software. To prevent this situation, disable the Windows XP firewall before you install the Dell printer software. To disable or enable your XP firewall, perform the following steps.

  • Page 177

    To launch the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool, type the network printer IP address in your Web browser, and the printer configuration appears on the screen. Refer to your User's Guide for more information. You can set up the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool to send you an email when the printer needs supplies or intervention.

  • Page 178

    Re-enter Password Type the new password again to confirm. NOTE: This menu sets a password to lock the operator panel. When changing the password for the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool, click Set Password on the left frame and set the password.

  • Page 179

    Outputs black toner at 20% density on the whole area of the paper. Black20% After you output the test results, contact Dell. Testing "Toner Pallet Check" or "Contamination Chk" "Toner Pallet Check" and "Contamination Chk" are used to diagnose machine problems.

  • Page 180

    Dell cartridges are available only through Dell. You can order more online at http://www.dell.com/supplies or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell imaging drums for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 181

    2. Push the button as shown in the following illustration and open the imaging drum cover. 3. Grab the imaging drum by the handle, and pull it up and out. CAUTION: Do not touch inside the printer with your hands. Some parts may be hot. Allow time for the printer to cool before attempting to remove parts in this area.

  • Page 182

    6. Pull the protective cover on the imaging drum straight up to remove it. NOTICE: Do not touch the transfer roller (black-colored roller). Make sure that nothing touches or scratches the roller surface. Scratches or oil from your hands on the roller deteriorates print quality. 7.

  • Page 183

    To order by phone, see "Ordering toner cartridges" in your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell toner cartridges for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 184

    3. Pull out the toner cartridge. 4. Select the new toner cartridge whose color matches the cartridge carrier and remove it from its packaging. 5. Shake the toner cartridge several times as illustrated to distribute the toner evenly. 6. Align the toner cartridge with the corresponding cartridge carrier in the printer and insert it.

  • Page 185

    7. Grip the levers at each end of the toner cartridge with your fingers, then push down firmly to rotate the levers forward. 8. Pull the toner seal straight up to remove it. NOTICE: Pull the toner seal straight up. Pulling the toner seal diagonally may tear the seal. NOTICE: If it takes more than five seconds until you remove the toner seal after inserting the toner cartridge in the printer, an error message may appear.

  • Page 186

    Dell transfer rollers are available only through Dell. You can order more online at http://www.dell.com/supplies or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell transfer roller for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 187

    CAUTION: Do not touch inside the printer with your hands. Some parts may be hot. Allow time for the printer to cool before attempting to remove parts in this area. 3. Unpack a new transfer roller and grip the tabs as shown. 4.

  • Page 188

    5. To lock the transfer roller into the printer push down the tabs until you hear a click. 6. Close the front cover. How to install the Fuser...

  • Page 189

    Dell fuser are available only through Dell. You can order more online at http://www.dell.com/supplies or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell fuser for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 190

    5. Unpack a new fuser, grip the fuser by the knobs, align it with the slots in the printer, and slowly push it in. 6. Completely push down the fuser by holding the knobs at both ends of the fuser until the levers next to both ends of the fuser return to their original position.

  • Page 191

    Basic toner cleaning instructions CAUTION: Before performing any of the following procedures, read and follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. CAUTION: Do not touch the edge of the plate at the upper side of the transfer roller because it is sharp. When the printer's automatic density control (CTD) sensor is dirty, follow the procedure below to clean it.

  • Page 192

    CAUTION: Do not touch inside the printer with your hands. Some parts may be hot. Allow time for the printer to cool before attempting to remove parts in this area. 4. Gently wipe the automatic density control (CTD) sensor window with a clean dry cloth or cotton swab. NOTE: Do not allow anything hard to come in contact with the automatic density control (CTD) sensor window.

  • Page 193

    7. To lock the transfer roller into the printer push down the tabs until you hear a click. 8. Close the front cover. 9. Turn on the printer.

  • Page 195: Maintaining Your Printer

    Determining the Status of Supplies If your printer is connected to the network, the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool can provide instant feedback on remaining toner levels. Type the printer IP address in your Web browser to view this information. To use the E-Mail Alert Setup feature that notifies you when the printer requires new supplies, type your name or the name of the key operator in the e-mail list box.

  • Page 196: Ordering Supplies

    Ordering Supplies You can order consumables from Dell on the Internet when using a networked printer. Type the IP address of your printer in your Web browser, launch the Dell Printer Configuration Web Tool, and click the Order Supplies at: to order toner for your printer.

  • Page 197

    Dell cartridges are available only through Dell. You can order more online at http://www.dell.com/supplies or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell imaging drums for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 198

    CAUTION: Do not touch inside the printer with your hands. Some parts may be hot. Allow time for the printer to cool before attempting to remove parts in this area. Installing the New Imaging Drum 1. Remove the protective cover from the imaging drum. CAUTION: Make sure nothing touches or scratches the surface of the light-sensitive drum surface (green-colored roller) or the transfer roller (black-colored roller).

  • Page 199: Replacing The Toner Cartridge

    To order by phone, see "Ordering toner cartridges" in your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell toner cartridges for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 200

    CAUTION: Never throw used toner cartridges into a fire. The residual toner could explode resulting in burns and injuries. Removing the Used Toner Cartridge NOTE: Remove any print jobs from the outer front cover before removing the top cover. 1. Remove the top cover. 2.

  • Page 201

    1. Select the new toner cartridge whose color matches the cartridge carrier and remove it from its packaging. 2. Shake the toner cartridge several times as illustrated to distribute the toner evenly. 3. Align the toner cartridge with the corresponding cartridge carrier in the printer and insert it. 4.

  • Page 202: Replacing The Transfer Roller

    5. Pull the toner seal straight up to remove it. NOTICE: Pull the toner seal straight up. Pulling the toner seal diagonally may tear the seal. NOTICE: If it takes more than five seconds until you remove the toner seal after inserting the toner cartridge in the printer, an error message may appear.

  • Page 203

    Dell transfer rollers are available only through Dell. You can order more online at http://www.dell.com/supplies or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell transfer roller for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 204

    2. Align the arrow marks on the transfer roller to the marks on the printer, and gently push the roller into the printer. 3. To lock the transfer roller into the printer push down the tabs until you hear a click. 4.

  • Page 205

    Dell fuser are available only through Dell. You can order more online at http://www.dell.com/supplies or by phone. To order by phone, see your Owner's Manual. Dell recommends Dell fuser for your printer. Dell does not provide warranty coverage for problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Dell.

  • Page 206

    4. Grip the knobs and gently lift the fuser out of the printer. Installing the New Fuser 1. Unpack a new fuser, grip the fuser by the knobs, align it with the slots in the printer, and slowly push it in. 2.

  • Page 207

    3. Close the outer front cover. Removing the Used Separator Roller NOTE: Remove any print jobs from the tray before pulling the tray out of the printer. 1. Pull the tray out of the printer until it stops. Hold the tray with both hands, lift the front slightly, and remove it from the printer.

  • Page 208

    3. Gently raise the separator roller assembly, and slide it to the left. Installing the New Separator Roller 1. Align the holes of the new separator roller with the projections in the tray and slide the separator roller until it stops.

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    3. Replace the printer's tray into the printer. Cleaning the Automatic Density Control (CTD) Sensor CAUTION: Before performing any of the following procedures, read and follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. CAUTION: Do not touch the edge of the plate at the upper side of the transfer roller because it is sharp. When the printer's automatic density control (CTD) sensor is dirty, follow the procedure below to clean it.

  • Page 210

    CAUTION: Do not touch inside the printer with your hands. Some parts may be hot. Allow time for the printer to cool before attempting to remove parts in this area. 4. Gently wipe the automatic density control (CTD) sensor window with a clean dry cloth or cotton swab. NOTE: Do not allow anything hard to come in contact with the automatic density control (CTD) sensor window.

  • Page 211

    7. To lock the transfer roller into the printer push down the tabs until you hear a click. 8. Close the front cover. 9. Turn on the printer.

  • Page 212

    Cleaning the Imaging Drum NOTE: Remove any print jobs from the center output tray, close the multipurpose feeder cover before opening the front door. 1. Push the front latch up and fully open the front cover. 2. Push the button as shown in the following illustration and open the imaging drum cover. 3.

  • Page 213

    cleaned. NOTE: You must find the part to be cleaned yourself. NOTE: The above graphic shows the parts, one to four, to be cleaned. NOTE: To prevent the light-sensitive drum being overexposed, do the operation quickly. 5. Align the colored dots printed on the print sample with the corresponding part of the imaging drum. - 1 indicates the lateral position of the colored dots.

  • Page 214

    7. Clean any dirt from the roller. NOTE: Use a soft cloth, such as cotton for cleaning. NOTE: Make sure nothing touches or scratches the surface of the light-sensitive drum (green-colored roller) or the transfer roller (black-colored roller). 8. Replace the imaging drum. Holding the imaging drum by the handle with the flat part facing the back of the printer, align the plastic guides on both sides of the imaging drum with the slots in front of the arrows on the printer.

  • Page 215: Adjusting Color Registration

    10. Close the front cover. Adjusting Color Registration To adjust the color registration when you first install the printer or after moving it to a new location, follow the procedure below. See "Operator Panel" and "Color Reg Adj" for information about the operator panel. Printing the Color Registration Chart Use the operator panel to print the color registration chart.

  • Page 216: Entering Values

    the highest density are those next to the straightest lines. When 0 is the value nearest the straightest line, you do not need to adjust the color registration. When the value is not 0, follow the procedure outlined in "Entering Values".

  • Page 217: Removing Options

    Removing Options If the printer location needs to change or the printer and print media handling options need to be shipped to a new location, all print media handling options must be removed from the printer. For shipping, pack the printer and print media handling options securely to avoid damage.

  • Page 218

    4. Using a coin, remove the four screws inside the printer. 5. Gently lift the printer off the tray module, and place it on a level surface.

  • Page 219

    6. Insert the tray into the printer. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer. Removing the Optional Memory Card 1. Make sure that the printer is turned off and unplug all cables including the power cord from the rear of the printer. 2.

  • Page 220

    5. Place the controller card on the table so that its edge hangs over the edge of the table and the controller card is horizontal. Push the clips on both sides of the slot outward. Remove the memory card from the slot. 6.

  • Page 221

    8. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer. Removing the Optional Multi Protocol Card 1. Make sure that the printer is turned off and unplug all cables including the power cord from the rear of the printer. 2.

  • Page 222

    4. Remove the controller card from the printer by the handles. 5. Replace the two screws from the back side of the controller card. 6. Hold the multi protocol card and remove it from the controller card. 7. Insert the controller card into the printer.

  • Page 223

    8. Tighten the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. The two screws on the upper side are different in shape from the one on the lower side. Be careful not to confuse them. 9.

  • Page 224

    3. Remove the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. 4. Remove the controller card from the printer by the handles. 5. Replace the two screws from the back side of the controller card.

  • Page 225

    6. Hold the hard drive and remove it from the controller card. 7. Insert the controller card into the printer. 8. Tighten the three screws on the controller card from the back side of the printer. The two screws on the upper side are different in shape from the one on the lower side.

  • Page 226

    9. Reattach the paper tray cover to the back of the printer.

  • Page 227: Printer Specifications

    "best effort" attempt to resolve the operating system issue. If the manufacturer needs to be contacted, the customer must pay an additional fee for that support. The only time that Dell pays for the third party support is when Dell is responsible for the issue.

  • Page 228: Mib Compatibility

    Connector 144PIN SO-DIMM Non-ECC DIMM Size 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB Speed PC133, CL=2 or 3 Page-description Language (PDL)/Emulation, Operating System, and Interface PDL/Emulations PostScript 3, PCL 6, PCL5e OSes Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT4.0/XP, Windows Server 2003, UNIX (Solaris 9, HP-UX 11-i), Linux (Red Hat 8/9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1, SuSE 8.2/9), Mac OS 9/Mac OS X 10.2.8/10.3.X Interfaces Standard local:...

  • Page 229: Print Quality Guarantee

    Print Quality Guarantee Temperature 15°C to 28°C Relative humidity 20% RH to 70% RH (no-condensation) (Temperature should be 28°C or below at 85% RH.) Storage Temperature range 0 °F to 104 °F (-20°C to 40°C) Storage humidity range 5% RH to 95% RH (no-condensation) Altitude Operating Up to 3,100 m (10,000 feet) Storage...

  • Page 231: Operating Environment

    Printing With UX Filter (UNIX/Linux) Overview Installing the UX Filter Uninstalling the UX Filter Printing and Using the Utilities Precautions and Limitations Overview The UX Filter This section describes the features of the UX filter and its operating environment. Features The UX filter is a utility software which converts files created by the UNIX workstation into a format which conforms to the PostScript language loaded in the printer.

  • Page 232: Before Installation

    Before Using UX Filter Check the following items before using the UX filter. Before setting up the workstation, set up the printer as follows. 1. Make sure the lpd port is working or not when using the network environment. If the lpd port is not working, set LPD to On on the operator panel.

  • Page 233

    Interface program for PRINTER (stored as the printer name during /etc/lp/interfaces program registration) posttxt5100cn.fd Filter description file for txt2ps2 /etc/lp/fd dell5100cn.fd dell5100cn filter description file for Dell Laser Printer 5100cn postio5100cn.fd dellpostio Filter description file download5100cn.fd delldownload Filter description file txt2ps25100cn.1 Manual page file for txt2ps2 /usr/share/man/man1 sunras2ps25100cn.1 Manual page file for sunras2ps2...

  • Page 234: Operation On Linux

    HP-UX Directory File name Contents /usr/local/dellbin5100cn txt2ps2 Text conversion utility xwd2ps2 XWD conversion utility tiff2ps2 TIFF conversion utility dellbinpath5100cn Directory description file for the UX filter print tool /usr/lib/lp/postscript Model interface Interface program for PRINTER (stored as the printer name during /usr/spool/lp/interface program registration)

  • Page 235: Setting The Printer

    3. Type ./install.sh and run the installer. #./install.sh 4. Select the printer model to install. Printer Model? 1. Dell Laser Printer 5100cn 2. Exit Enter Process No(1/2)? : 1 5. It asks whether you want to install the filter. Type <y>.

  • Page 236

    2. Exit Enter Process No (1/2)? : 1 5. The following menu appears. Select <1> and set up the local printer. Solaris Installation for Dell Laser Printer 5100cn Type Printer 1. Set Local Printer 2. Set Remote Printer Enter Process No (1/2)? : 1 6.

  • Page 237: Installation Procedure

    Enter server-printer-name? : ps server-printer-name is 'ps' (y/n)[y] : y NOTICE: Type ps when the printer is a network connection printer. 9. Type the printer name to be registered with the system. Enter printer-name? [dell5100cn] : dell5100cn Printer-name is 'dell5100cn' (y/n)[y] : y 10.

  • Page 238

    Printer Model ? 1. Dell Laser Printer 5100cn 2. Exit Enter Process No (1/2)? : 1 5. Specify the directory to install the utility. Enter install directory name /usr/local/dellbin5100cn] : directory is '/usr/local/dellbin5100cn' (y/n)[n]: y 6. Type the name of the output printer. Type delllp5100cn. Type the printer name to be registered with the system.

  • Page 239

    2. Delete the filters registered with the system. Delete the filters registered during the installation using the lpfilter command. # lpfilter -f dell5100cn -x (for Dell Laser Printer 5100cn) # lpfilter -f download5100cn -x # lpfilter -f postio5100cn -x # lpfilter -f posttxt5100cn -x 3.

  • Page 240

    To print to other printers: To print to a printer named dell5100cn, type as follows. % lpr -Pdell5100cn filename To select a paper tray for printing: To select a paper tray, you need to define a printer which uses the desired tray by using a .dellpsdefault5100cn file in your home directory.

  • Page 241

    and the lpstat command or how to make use of them, see the related manuals of Solaris. Printing From Solaris To print to the default printer: If the printer is registered as the default printer, the name of the printer can be shortened and specified as shown in the following example.

  • Page 242

    NOTE: To specify a font, type the font name as-is after the -y font= option. % lp -y font=Courier-Oblique filename NOTE: For information on the available fonts, see the PS Fonts List. -y margin=u:b:r:l Specifies the margin of a page in inches. The u (upper margin), b (bottom margin), r (right margin), and l (left margin) are positive real numbers (up to two decimal points).

  • Page 243

    Possible range specified: Width: 3.50 to 8.50 inches Length: 5.50 to 14.0 inches If this option is not specified or the tray specified tray is not available, feed paper from the default tray. -y toner_save Turns on the save toner mode for printing. The print result will be fainter than that of normal printing. -y nc=n Specifies the number of output copies (the value of copies must be a positive integer).

  • Page 244

    Landscape (Rotated) Portrait Portrait (Rotated) -y po=n Specifies Alternate Tray. Available Alternate Trays are as follows. Use Printer Settings Display Message Feed from multipurpose feeder Use Nearest Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Larger Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Nearest Size (No Zoom) Use Larger Size (No Zoom) -y st=mode Specifies Feed Separators from.

  • Page 245

    High Quality Super Fine -y cc=mode Specifies RGB Color Correction. Available RGB Color Corrections are as follows. Photo sRGB Standard/ Normal Presentation This option is available only for color printing. -y gc=mode Specifies RGB Gamma Correction. Available RGB Gamma Corrections are as follows. -y sc=mode Specifies Screen.

  • Page 246

    -y ct Specifies Color Transformation. This option is available only for color printing. -y -hld=PrintType:UserID:Password:DocumentName Secure Print PrintType store Secure Print/Store Print proof Proof Print UserID Up to eight single-byte characters from 0x20 to 0x7E, except 0x20 " " (blank) and 0x3A":" (colon). Password Up to 12 single-byte characters from 0x30 to 0x39 (numeric characters).

  • Page 247

    To print with added options: To print with the options, specify the option of the lp command using -o as follows. The available options are the same as txt2ps2/tiff2ps/xwd2ps2. Depending on installed options, the available paper trays are different. %lp -d dell5100cn -o r -o ILT filename To print using file format: To print text files: % lp -d dell5100cn filename...

  • Page 248

    Backspace 1 character Option Enables the short-edge binding feature. When it is specified, the printing direction or position will be adjusted and both sides of the paper printed so that the shorter edge of the pages can be bound. Enables the long-edge binding feature. When it is specified, the printing direction or position will be adjusted and both sides of the paper printed so that the longer edge of the pages can be bound.

  • Page 249

    Feed paper from the tray loaded with Legal (8.5 x 14 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with Executive (7.25 x 10.5 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with Monarch (3.875 x 7.5 inches). COM10 Feed paper from the tray loaded with Envelope #10 (4.125 x 9.5 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with DL (110 x 220 mm).

  • Page 250

    Expands horizontal tabs to n columns (space). The default is 8. -ssize Specifies the font size as point size. The default is 10. This function turns on the image enhancement function. In some cases, this option will be ignored. -ffont Sets the font.

  • Page 251

    Host name Date and time If the output contents are specified as tuh, it is output as follows. Date and Time User: username Host: hostname page specifies the page to output. This option is omissible. Output the top page only. (default in case of PostScriptfiles conversion) Output all pages.

  • Page 252

    ThickPaperBack/Heavyweight 1/Covers 1 - Side 2 ThickPaper2/Heavyweight 2/Covers 2 ThickPaper2Back/Heavyweight 2/Covers 2 - Side 2 Transparency LabelPaper/Labels CoatingPaper1/Coated 1/Coated Paper 1 CoatingPaper1Back/Coated 1/Coated Paper 1 - Side 2 CoatingPaper2/Coated 2/Coated Paper 2 CoatingPaper2Back/Coated 2/Coated Paper 2 - Side 2 Envelope If this option is not specified, multipurpose feeder Paper Type of the printer can be used.

  • Page 253

    Use Larger Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Nearest Size (No Zoom) Use Larger Size (No Zoom) -St=mode Specifies Feed Separators from. Available Feed Separators froms are as follows. auto AutoTray/Auto 1stTray/Tray 1 (standard 500-sheet tray) 2ndTray/Tray 2 (optional 500-sheet tray module or 1000-sheet tray module) 3rdTray/Tray 3 (optional 1000-sheet tray module) 4thTray/Tray 4 (optional 1000-sheet tray module) Specified Printed Separators.

  • Page 254

    -Cc=mode Specifies RGB Color Correction. Available RGB Color Corrections are as follows. Photo sRGB Standard/ Normal Presentation This option is available only for color printing. -Gc=mode Specifies RGB Gamma Correction. Available RGB Gamma Corrections are as follows. -Sc=mode Specifies Screen. Available Screens are as follows.

  • Page 255

    This option is available only for color printing. Specifies Color Transformation. This option is available only for color printing. -Hld=PrintType:UserID:Password:DocumentName Secure Print PrintType store Secure Print/Store Print proof Proof Print UserID Up to eight single-byte characters from 0x20 to 0x7E, except 0x20 " " (blank) and 0x3A":" (colon). Password Up to 12 single-byte characters from 0x30 to 0x39 (numeric characters).

  • Page 256

    To convert the output result of the command into the PostScript language program using txt2ps2 and print it to the printer, type as follows: % ls -alF | txt2ps2 | lpr (for Linux) % ls -alF | txt2ps2 | lp (for Solaris/HP-UX) Environmental Variable TXT2PS2OPTION Optional settings based on the environmental variable.

  • Page 257

    Function Reads SunRaster data, converts it to the PostScript language program and writes to standard output. If the filename is not specified, the standard input will be taken as the command input. SunRaster files with a pixel depth of 1, 8, 24, and 32 bits can be specified.

  • Page 258

    Feed paper from the tray loaded with B5 (182 x 257 mm). Feed paper from the tray loaded with Letter (8.5 × 11 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with Folio (8.5 × 13 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with Legal (8.5 × 14 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with Executive (7.25 ×...

  • Page 259

    Specifies the output size. Printing will be executed with the width and height in inches. -S=width Sets the width of the output size in inches. The height will be calculated automatically according to the width. This function turns on the image enhancement function. In some cases, this option will be ignored. -Nc=copies Specifies the number of output copies (the value of copies must be a positive integer).

  • Page 260

    Specifies multipurpose feeder Paper Type. Available multipurpose feeder Paper Types are as follows. FinePaper/Bond/Plain Paper 2 FinePaperBack/Bond/Plain Paper 2 - Side 2 Stationary/Plain/Plain Paper 1 StationaryBack/Plain/Plain Paper 1 - Side 2 ThickPaper/Heavyweight 1/Covers 1 ThickPaperBack/Heavyweight 1/Covers 1 - Side 2 ThickPaper2/Heavyweight 2/Covers 2 ThickPaper2Back/Heavyweight 2/Covers 2 - Side 2 Transparency...

  • Page 261

    -Pon Specifies Alternate Tray. Available Alternate Trays are as follows. Use Printer Settings Display Message Feed from multipurpose feeder Use Nearest Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Larger Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Nearest Size (No Zoom) Use Larger Size (No Zoom) -St=mode Specifies Feed Separators from.

  • Page 262

    Black -Pr=mode Specifies Print Mode. Available Print Modes are as follows. High Speed High Quality Super Fine -Cc=mode Specifies RGB Color Correction. Available RGB Color Corrections are as follows. Photo sRGB Standard/ Normal Presentation This option is available only for color printing. -Gc=mode Specifies RGB Gamma Correction.

  • Page 263

    Fineness Gradation Auto For Transparency -Gg=mode Specifies Gray Guaranteed. Available Gray Guaranteed options are as follows. This option is available only for color printing. Specifies Color Transformation. This option is available only for color printing. -Hld=PrintType:UserID:Password:DocumentName Secure Print PrintType store Secure Print/Store Print proof Proof Print...

  • Page 264

    be available if you specify it when data need to be printed through another server or data need to be handled by another program such as PostScript files. Collate is automatically specified when you specify Proof Print. Example To output the displayed screen image to a file using the snapshot command and convert the file into the PostScript language program using the sunras2ps2 command, type as follows.

  • Page 265

    Enables the long-edge binding feature. When it is specified, the printing direction or position will be adjusted and both sides of the paper printed so that the longer edge of the pages can be bound. -Itray-input Specifies the paper tray. A paper tray can be selected by directly specifying a tray or by specifying a paper size.

  • Page 266

    Feed paper from the tray loaded with Monarch (3.875 × 7.5 inches). COM10 Feed paper from the tray loaded with Envelope #10 (4.125 × 9.5 inches). Feed paper from the tray loaded with DL (110 x 220 mm). Feed paper from the tray loaded with C5 (162 x 229 mm). LP 210x900 Feed paper from the tray loaded with LP210x900 (210 x 900 mm).

  • Page 267

    -Hd=position:format Specifies the position to be output the user information as the header or footer. position specifies output position. But this option is available only for converting text files. Output on the upper left corner of the paper. Output on the upper right corner of the paper. Output on the lower left corner of the paper.

  • Page 268

    ThickPaperBack/Heavyweight 1/Covers 1 - Side 2 ThickPaper2/Heavyweight 2/Covers 2 ThickPaper2Back/Heavyweight 2/Covers 2 - Side 2 Transparency LabelPaper/Labels CoatingPaper1/Coated 1/Coated Paper 1 CoatingPaper1Back/Coated 1Coated Paper 1 - Side 2 CoatingPaper2/Coated 2/Coated Paper 2 CoatingPaper2Back/Coated 2/Coated Paper 2 - Side 2 Envelope If this option is not specified, multipurpose feeder Paper Type of the printer can be used.

  • Page 269

    Use Larger Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Nearest Size (No Zoom) Use Larger Size (No Zoom) -St=mode Specifies Feed Separators from. Available Feed Separators from the following. auto AutoTray/Auto 1stTray/Tray 1 (standard 500-sheet tray) 2ndTray/Tray 2 (optional 500-sheet tray module or 1000-sheet tray module) 3rdTray/Tray 3 (optional 1000-sheet tray module) 4thTray/Tray 4 (optional 1000-sheet tray module) Specifies Printed Separators.

  • Page 270

    -Cc=mode Specifies RGB Color Correction. Available RGB Color Corrections are as follows. Photo sRGB Standard/ Normal Presentation This option is available only for color printing. -Gc=mode Specifies RGB Gamma Correction. Available RGB Gamma Corrections are as follows. -Sc=mode Specifies Screen. Available Screens are as follows.

  • Page 271

    This option is available only for color printing. Specifies Color Transformation. This option is available only for color printing. -Hld=PrintType:UserID:Password:DocumentName Secure Print PrintType store Secure Print/Store Print proof Proof Print UserID Up to eight single-byte characters from 0x20 to 0x7E, except 0x20 " " (blank) and 0x3A":" (colon). Password Up to 12 single-byte characters from 0x30 to 0x39 (numeric characters).

  • Page 272

    When -s and -S are specified at the same time or when the same option is specified twice, the later setting will prevail. When the output size option (-s, -S) is not specified, scaling will be executed taking one pixel of the TIFF data as one pixel of the printer.

  • Page 273

    The parameters for selecting a paper tray are as follows. Feed paper from tray 1 (standard 500-sheet tray). Feed paper from tray 2 (optional 500-sheet tray module or 1000-sheet tray module). Feed paper from tray 3 (optional 1000-sheet tray module). Feed paper from tray 4 (optional 1000-sheet tray module).

  • Page 274

    Turns on the save toner mode for printing. The print result will be fainter than that of normal printing. In some cases, this option will be ignored. Rotates the image by 90o and uses the paper in the landscape orientation Disables the addition of the showpage.

  • Page 275

    If the output contents are specified as tuh, it is output as follows. Date and Time User: username Host: hostname. -Hffont Specify the font to print header and footer. European fonts the same as half size alphanumeric fonts can be specified.

  • Page 276

    -Mfo=mode Specifies orientation for multipurpose feeder. Available orientations for multipurpose feeder are as follows. Landscape Landscape (Rotated) Portrait Portrait (Rotated) -Pon Specifies Alternate Tray. Available Alternate Trays are as follows. Use Printer Settings Display Message Feed from multipurpose feeder Use Nearest Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Larger Size (Adjust to Fit) Use Nearest Size (No Zoom) Use Larger Size (No Zoom)

  • Page 277

    Specifies Printed Separators. Available only when the paper tray for separators is specified. Specifies Skip Blank Pages. -Cm=mode Specifies Output Color. Available Output Colors are as follows. Color (CMYK) Black -Pr=mode Specifies Print Mode. Available Print Modes are as follows. High Speed High Quality Super Fine...

  • Page 278

    -Sc=mode Specifies Screen. Available Screens are as follows. Fineness Gradation Auto For Transparency -Gg=mode Specifies Gray Guaranteed. Available Gray Guaranteed options are as follows. This option is available only for color printing. Specifies Color Transformation. This option is available only for color printing. -Hld=PrintType:UserID:Password:DocumentName Secure Print PrintType...

  • Page 279

    Secure Print -Hld=store:UserID:Password:DocumentName -Hld=store:UserID:Password: Store Print -Hld=store:UserID::DocumentName -Hld=store:UserID:: Proof Print -Hld=proof:UserID::DocumentName -Hld=proof:UserID:: NOTICE: Make sure you specify Secure Print only when you directly print data to a printer. Secure Print may not be available if you specify it when data need to be printed through another server or data need to be handled by another program such as PostScript files.

  • Page 280

    8-column tab stop Backspace 1 character The dellpsif is the hard link file of txt2ps2. The dellpsif filter will be used as the IF filter specified by /etc/printcap. The lpd daemon will specify the following command options and start up the dellpsif filter. dellpsif -w width -l length -i indent -n login -h host accountfile In addition, options useable by txt2ps2 can be specified by the /usr/local/dellbin5100cn/.dellpsdefault5100cn file.

  • Page 281: Precautions And Limitations

    Specifies Feed Separators from. Specifies Printed Separators. Specifies Skip Blank Pages. -Cm=mode Specifies Output Color. -Pr=mode Specifies Print Mode. -Cc=mode Specifies RGB Color Correction. This option is available only for color printing. -Gc=mode Specifies RGB Gamma Correction. -Sc=mode Specifies Screen. -Gg=mode Specifies Gray Guaranteed.

  • Page 282: During Printing

    Pay attention to the following points during the installation. Solaris Use lpadmin command to register the default printer. # lpadmin -d Printer Name To inhibit the banner sheets output, change the value of nobanner=no to nobanner=yes that includes in the file corresponding to the printer name in /etc/lp/interfaces/.

  • Page 283

    When the same option is specified twice, the later setting will prevail. As TXT2PS2OPTION is analyzed before the option of the command line, it is possible to temporarily modify the options already set in TXT2PS2OPTION by inputting at the command line The default output of txt2ps2 cannot output the comment description (%%page:m n)of the page number.

  • Page 284

    -w, -l option usually correspond to pw, pl entry of /etc/printcap. However, this UX filter ignore pw, pl entry of /etc/printcap. So, the option cannot be changed by each page size using pw, pl entry. Printing PostScript Files (Linux/Solaris/ HP-UX) If same options for the PostScript file that contains options, such as paper size, are specified using dellpsif (Linux) or the lp command (Solaris/HP-UX), the specified option will be ignored.

  • Page 285

    IN NO EVENT SHALL SAM LEFFLER OR SILICON GRAGHICS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.

  • Page 286

    Printing With CUPS (Linux) This section provides information for printing or setting up the printer driver with CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat 8/9 and SuSE 8.2/9. Operation on Red Hat 8/9 Operation on SuSE 8.2/9 Operation on Red Hat 8/9 Setting Overview If you use Red Hat 8, you need to first confirm that the printing system is set to CUPS on your workstation.

  • Page 287: Installing The Printer Driver

    The Location and Description do not have to be specified. 6. Select LPD/LPR Host or Printer from Device menu, and then click Continue. 7. Type the printer's IP address in Device URI. Format: lpd://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (printer's IP address) 8. Select Dell from the Make menu, and then click Continue.

  • Page 288: Setting The Default Queue

    9. Select Dell Laser Printer 5100cn... from the Model menu, and then click Continue. The message Printer xxx has been added successfully. appears. The set up is complete. When you have finished setting up the queue you can print jobs from the software program. Start the print job from the software program, and then specify the queue in the print dialog box.

  • Page 289

    Type the printer's IP address in Host name of the printer server, and type the name of the printer queue in Name of the remote queue (for example, lp). Click Next. 4. Select DELL in Select manufacturer. Select Laser Printer 5100cn as Select Model, and then click Next. 5. Confirm the settings in Printer overview, and then click OK.

  • Page 290

    Select the Do Local Filtering check box, and then click Next. f. Select DELL in Select manufacturer. Select Laser Printer 5100cn in Select Model, and then click Next. g. Confirm the settings in Edit configuration, and then click OK.

  • Page 291

    For SuSE 9: a. Select Start Applications ® System ® YaST. b. Type the administrator's password. YaST Control Center is activated. c. Select Hardware from Printer. For SuSE 8.2: a. Select SuSE work menu ® Administration ® YaST2 modules ® Hardware ® Printer. b.

  • Page 292

    (Retype the password for authority as the printer administrator after the Enter password again prompt.) Uninstalling the Printer Driver 1. Select Start Applications ® System ® Terminal ® Konsole. 2. Type the following command on the terminal window. (Type the administrator's password) rpm -e Dell-Laser-Printer-5100cn The printer driver is uninstalled.

  • Page 293: Safety Information

    Statement (US Only) The Dell Laser Printer 5100cn has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 294: Industry Canada Compliance Statement

    CE Notice (European Union) Marking by the symbol indicates compliance of this Dell printer to the EMC Directive and the Low Voltage Directive of the European Union. Such marking is indicative that this Dell system meets the following technical standards: EN 55022 —...

  • Page 295

    A Declaration of Conformity in accordance with the preceding directives and standards has been made and is on file at Dell Inc. Products Europe BV, Limerick, Ireland. CE Mark Notice This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union Directive 1999/5/EC.

  • Page 296: Laser Notice

    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 printer's power consumption beyond the limits set by the EPA's ENERGY STAR Computers program.

  • Page 297

    sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the primary causes of acid rain. You can also help reduce electricity usage and its side effects by turning off your computer when it is not in use for extended periods of time, particularly at night and on weekends.

  • Page 298: Dell Technical Support Policy

    Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the printer and all Dell- installed hardware. In addition to this technician assisted technical support, online technical support is available at Dell Support.

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