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    Silentwriter SuperScript 610 User's Guide...

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    NEC is prohibited. Silentwriter is a U.S. registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All other product, brand, or trade names used in this publication are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Installing Paper ........2-20 Interface Cable........2-23 Power Cord ..........2-25 Installing SuperScript Printing Software 2-27 3. Printing with Your Silentwriter SuperScript 610 Silentwriter SuperScript Print Modes ..3-1 GDI Mode ..........3-2 GDI Setup Screen ......... 3-2 GDI Option Screen ....... 3-5...

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    Printing from a Windows Application ... 3-14 Printing from DOS Application ....3-14 Printing PCL Files from DOS Command Line ......3-14 4. NEC SuperScript Print Manager 5. Print Status Window 6. Selecting Paper and Media Paper Properties ........6-2 Print Areas ..........

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    Contents v Multi-sheet Feed and Single-sheet Feed 8-4 Loading the Paper ......... 8-4 The 200-sheet Paper Hopper (Optional)... 8-7 Removing the Standard Hopper .... 8-8 Installing the 200-sheet Paper Hopper .. 8-9 Hopper Feed ........8-10 Manual Feed........8-13 Removing the 200-sheet Hopper ..8-15 Output Paths ...........

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    vi Contents Status Messages ........10-10 Installation Problems ......10-10 Operating Problems ......10-14 Output Quality ........10-26 Light Page ......... 10-26 Blank Page ........10-27 Black Page ........10-28 Streaked Page ........10-29 Spots on Back of Paper ..... 10-30 Blank Spots ........

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents vii List of Tables Supplies and Accessories ....1-7 Paper Specifications ..... 6-10 Envelope Specifications ....6-12 Label Specifications ..... 6-13 Transparency Specifications ..6-14 8-1-a Recommended Printing Methods [The Standard Hopper] ....8-2 8-1-b Recommended Printing Methods [Optional 200-sheet Hopper]..8-3 10-1 Simple Troubleshooting ....

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    viii Contents...

  • Page 9: Using This Guide

    Contents ix Using this Guide This guide provides an introduction to the NEC Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer and includes information about its setting up, features, operation, and maintenance. If you are just beginning to use it, you may want to read this entire user’s guide to familiarize yourself...

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    x Contents...

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    Your computer and Silentwriter SuperScript 610 communicate bi-directionally to exchange the operating status information (i. e., warm-up, paper out, paper jam, etc.) of SuperScript 610 to display messages requiring your attention on your screen, if necessary. Hence, you can focus on your work...

  • Page 12: How The Printing Process Works

    1–2 Introduction The SuperScript 610 is designed as a personal laser printer to conserve desk space and it features low power consumption . Whenever you send a job to the printer, an “image” HOW THE of the page to be printed is temporarily written to the...

  • Page 13: Standard Features

    As mentioned in the introduction section, SuperScript uses your PC power to handle print tasks. Two Printing Modes The Silentwriter SuperScript 610 software allows you to select from two different modes of printing: • GDI mode provides fast, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) output.

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    1–4 Introduction Sharp Edge Technology Silentwriter SuperScript 610 features the patented Sharp Edge Technology (SET). This feature detects and smoothes jagged edges of raster images to be printed by dividing one full dot into several subdots to be set in the appropri- ate position.

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    2,000 pages (at 5% coverage). Replacement toner cartridge will print 4,000 pages (at 5% coverage). Product quality and support: the design quality and workmanship shared by all NEC printers, backed by our total commitment to full product support. Power Saving Mode This printer has the Power Saving Mode.

  • Page 16: Optional Features

    1–6 Introduction The optional feature available for the Silentwriter OPTIONAL SuperScript 610 include the following. FEATURES Optional 200-sheet Paper Hopper supporting: Paper: 1 Letter 2 A4 3 Executive 4 A5 Envelope: 1 Monarch 2 Commercial 10 3 DL 4 C5...

  • Page 17: Ordering Supplies And Accessories, Supplies And Accessories

    Introduction 1–7 To order any of the following printer supplies or ORDERING accessories, contact your NEC printer dealer. SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES Table 1-1 Supplies and Accessories PRODUCT ORDER NUMBER Toner Cartridge 135-037681-201-A Optional 200-sheet Hopper 135-006432-201-A For a detailed description of the PCL’s printer...

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    1–8 Introduction...

  • Page 19: Unpacking

    Setting Up 2–1 Setting Up Perform the following procedures to set up your SuperScript 610. UNPACKING 1. Open the box. Unpacking 2. Take out the documents (including software diskettes) and the power cord from the box. 3. Take out the Starter Toner Cartridge.

  • Page 20: Locating The Printer Items

    2–2 Setting Up Locate the following items: Locating the Printer Items • NEC Silentwriter SuperScript 610 Printer • SuperScript software kit • User’s guide • Power cord • Starter Toner Cartridge • Packing material (not shown) NOTE: Save this user’s guide and all packing...

  • Page 21: Operating Requirements

    Setting Up 2–3 The following operating requirements should be OPERATING satisfied: REQUIRE- MENTS Place the printer on a sturdy, flat surface. Keep the room well ventilated with a relative humidity between 20% and 80% and temperature between 50˚ F and 90.5˚ F (10˚ C to 32.5˚ C ) Leave adequate space around the printer for easy access (See the following figure.) WARNING: Do not place objects near the printer...

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    2–4 Setting Up...

  • Page 23: Printer Dimensions

    Setting Up 2–5 The following illustration shows the standard dimen- Printer sions of a Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer. Dimensions...

  • Page 24: Printer Dimensions With 200-sheet Hopper

    2–6 Setting Up The following illustration shows the dimensions of a Printer Dimen- Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer when the 50- sions with 200- sheet hopper is replaced by the optional 200-sheet sheet Hopper hopper.

  • Page 25: System Requirements

    The total memory – PC RAM plus virtual memory – should add up to at least 12.5 megabytes. See Allocating Virtual Memory, in Chapter 10, Troubleshooting) A standard PC parallel printer port is required to connect with the SuperScript 610 printer through a standard parallel cable.

  • Page 26: External Printer Parts

    2–8 Setting Up NOTE: Because of Silentwriter SuperScript 610’s high speed interface, it is important to use a properly manufactured parallel cable. Use of a poor quality parallel cable may affect your output. See Interface Cable specification, Appendix D. The following two illustrations show external printer EXTERNAL parts.

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    Setting Up 2–9 Upper Cover (also functions as a face-up tray) Provides access to the inside of the printer and stacks printed sheets with printed side facing up. Maximum capacity: 50 sheets. Lock Release Lever Unlocks and opens the upper cover. Status Panel There are three indicator lights to show the operating status of the printer.

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    2–10 Setting Up Standard Hopper Holds up to 50 sheets of paper (at 17 lbs). Face-down Door Ejects the printed sheets with printed side facing down. Power Switch Turns the printer off or on. Model Number Indicates the model number of your printer.

  • Page 29: Internal Printer Parts

    Setting Up 2–11 Serial Number Indicates the serial number of your printer (You need to enter this number on the warranty registration) Parallel Interface Provides connection to the Centronics-type parallel interface connector of your computer. Power Outlet Connects the power cord to a power outlet. INTERNAL PRINTER PARTS...

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    2–12 Setting Up Toner Cartridge Contains the toner powder used in the printing process and the EP drum. Paper Guide Ribs Guides the sheets to the fuser unit. Transfer Roller A high voltage roller that attracts the toner on the EP drum.

  • Page 31: Toner Cartridge

    Setting Up 2–13 The toner cartridge contains toner (a dry ink sub- TONER stance) and an EP drum that transfers the toner to CARTRIDGE paper. Unpack the toner cartridge from its box and install it in the printer as follows: Unpack the cartridge box.

  • Page 32: Preparing The Toner Cartridge

    2–14 Setting Up 1. Remove the new toner cartridge from its bag. Preparing the Toner 2. Hold the cartridge horizontally and gently shake Cartridge it five to six times to distribute the toner evenly. NOTE: Shake the cartridge in the direction indicated in the illustration.

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    Setting Up 2–15 3. Grasp the yellow toner sealing tape tab and pull the tape out. The toner sealing tape is approximately 20 inches long when completely removed. NOTE: Be sure to pull the tape straight and slowly out of the cartridge to prevent it from being broken in the middle.

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    2–16 Setting Up 4. Carefully remove the yellow shutter lock pins of the toner cartridge (2 pieces). NOTE: Do not touch the drum protection shutter.

  • Page 35: Installing The Toner Cartridge

    Setting Up 2–17 1. Check that the power switch is off. Installing the Toner 2. Pull the lock release lever of the upper cover and Cartridge carefully open it.

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    2–18 Setting Up 3. Hold the toner cartridge by its two green handles and gently release it bottom first into the printer. NOTE: Check that the toner cartridge is securely seated inside the printer.

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    Setting Up 2–19 4. Carefully push down the upper cover to close it. NOTE: Check that the lock release lever has se- curely returned to its locked position.

  • Page 38: Installing Paper

    2–20 Setting Up 1. Unfold and lock the paper guides of the hopper INSTALLING starting with 1 and then 2. Then hold the right PAPER paper holder by its foot and position it to the right edge 3. 2. Pull the paper setting lever in the direction indicated by the arrow.

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    Setting Up 2–21 3. Insert paper as far as it will go with its edges evenly touching the left paper guide. The hopper can accommodate up to approxi- mately 50 sheets. However, load one sheet at a time in single-sheet feed mode if you are using legal size paper, heavier paper, envelopes, labels and transparencies (refer to Chapter 8).

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    2–22 Setting Up 4. Move the right paper guide until it gently touches the edge of paper. 5. Return the paper setting lever down to its original position. NOTE: Check that edges of paper are even. Otherwise, sheets may not be fed properly, which may cause print errors.

  • Page 41: Interface Cable

    Setting Up 2–23 Use a parallel cable to connect this printer to a INTERFACE computer. CABLE Connect the interface cable as described below. 1. Switch off power to the printer and the computer. NOTE: To protect your printer and computer from possible damage, make sure they are powered down prior to connection.

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    2–24 Setting Up 2. Plug the connector of the interface cable into the printer and then secure the lock springs. 3. Connect the other end of the cable to the compu- ter. Refer to the computer manual for details about selection of a proper connector to interface your printer to.

  • Page 43: Power Cord

    Setting Up 2–25 Use the power cord provided and connect it to an POWER CORD outlet. NOTE: Do not connect the power cord to the auxiliary outlet of your computer. Connect the power cord as described below. 1. Switch off power to the printer. NOTE: Check that the power switch is off.

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    2–26 Setting Up 2. Plug the power cord into the power connector on the rear panel of the printer. 3. Plug the other end of the power cord into an outlet.

  • Page 45: Installing Superscript Printing Software

    SuperScript software and fonts, and SOFTWARE makes any necessary changes to Windows startup files. Once you have started the NEC SuperScript setup program, you can cancel the installation at any time. Just click on the Cancel button that appears in the setup program window.

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    2–28 Setting Up To install the SuperScript software: 1. Place the NEC SuperScript software diskette #1 into the appropriate disk drive of your computer, say A:. Close the drive door or lever if the drive has one. 2. Start Microsoft Windows. At the DOS prompt,...

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    Setting Up 2–29 Click the mouse or press any key to continue.

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    LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3. The setup program only shows you the port names available on your system. The default is LPT1. Later, after the installation, you can select a different port by using the NEC SuperScript Print Manager (see Chapter 4).

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    Setting Up 2–31 7. Tell the setup program which drive and directory you want to install the NEC SuperScript software on. You can accept the default supplied by the setup program, or give it the name of another drive on your PC on which to install the software.

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    2–32 Setting Up 8. During the installation, NEC SuperScript shows you progress and status messages, as shown in the next figure.

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    Setting Up 2–33 9. There are 20 TrueType fonts bundled with your SuperScript 610 printer. You may choose to install the fonts now or later. If you select OK the installation program will copy the fonts to the Windows System directory and install all 20 fonts automatically.

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    The setup program also creates the NEC SuperScript Tools group. This group contains icons for NEC SuperScript programs, including the NEC SuperScript Print Manager and the NEC SuperScript Test Program. Once NEC SuperScript is active, you will be able to run...

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    Exit to quit the setup program. NOTE: You will have to restart Windows before SuperScript can start running. 11. When Windows is restarted, NEC SuperScript Test Program will check to make sure all the print modes work correctly. The Test program...

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    2–36 Setting Up 12. The following notice will appear: NOTE: This program performs some time- consuming test operations. Before continuing, make sure the printer is ready. The power switch should be turned on, and the hopper should have paper in it. Press OK to continue with the print tests, Cancel to exit to the program's main menu.

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    Setting Up 2–37 14. The Test Program prints a configuration page that shows information about your PC and printer. Save a copy of the most recent configuration page with this manual. You may find it useful if you ever need to call Customer Support.

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    2–38 Setting Up 15. SuperScript will now ask to print one test page in each print mode. Click on Yes to continue, No to bypass the current test.

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    Setting Up 2–39 16. After printing all test pages, the Test Program will ask if you want to exit. Click OK to quit the program. Clicking Cancel instead of OK will return you to the Test Program's main screen. The File pull-down menu gives you the choice of repeating the test sequence or exiting the program.

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    2–40 Setting Up Once SuperScript software is installed, NEC SuperScript 610 device names appear in the Printers window of your Control Panel (see the next figure).

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    You can select the print mode from many Windows applications, or through the Windows Control Panel’s Printers window. To print in GDI mode, select “NEC SuperScript 610 GDI on NEC.GDI” as the current printer. To print in PCL emulation mode, select “NEC SuperScript 610 PCL on NEC.PCL”. If you have the optional 200-sheet hopper, you should see “NEC SuperScript 610 GDI 200 on NEC.GDI”...

  • Page 60: Gdi Mode, Gdi Setup Screen

    2. Double-click on the Control Panel icon in the Main window. 3. Double-click on the Printers icon in the Control Panel window. 4. Select NEC SuperScript 610 GDI on NEC.GDI 5. Click on the Setup button. You should see a screen that looks like this:...

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    Printing with Your SuperScript 610 3–3 NOTE: Most of the popular Windows applications also have shortcuts to the setup screen so you don’t have to go through the Control Panel. For example, Microsoft Write includes a command called Print Setup, under the File menu, which allows you to set up the printer directly, without going through the Control Panel.

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    3–4 Printing with Your SuperScript 610 The setup screen lets you select Paper Source: Hopper Feed Manual Feed (Optional 200-sheet Hopper only) Paper Size: Letter 8-1/2 11 in 210 297 mm Executive 7-1/4 10-1/2 in 148 210 mm Envelope Monarch...

  • Page 63: Gdi Option Screen

    Printing with Your SuperScript 610 3–5 GDI Option Screen Putting an X in the box marked Use NEC SuperScript Print Manager turns the NEC SuperScript Print Manager on when you use GDI mode. (The NEC SuperScript Print Manager is always on for PCL compatible mode.) The NEC...

  • Page 64: Printing Status Option, Manual Duplex Printing

    If you put an X in the box marked Display Status While Printing, the printer will pop up a Print Status Window whenever you print to the SuperScript 610 printer. If you leave this box blank, you will only see this window when the printer needs to inform you of an error or warning condition, for example, to let you know that it has run out of paper.

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    3–7 2. Pick up the printed sheets of paper, straighten* them, then reinsert them one by one into the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer, starting with the sheet having the smallest page number. The reinserting directions are as follows. 3. Set the printed sheets into the hopper as described on pages 8-4 to 8-6.

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    3–8 Printing with Your SuperScript 610 * : Some printed sheets may be curled. Curled sheets may cause jamming. Straighten the sheets before reinserting them into the hopper.

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    3. Pick up the printed sheets of paper, straighten* them, then reinsert them one by one into the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer, starting with the sheet having the smallest page number. ** The reinserting direction is the same as in [Using the Standard Hopper].

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    You can also put an X in the box marked Print Instructions. If you do this, then the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer will print out a sheet of paper giving you detailed instructions every time you print in manual duplex mode.

  • Page 69: Pcl Print Mode

    Printing with Your SuperScript 610 3–11 PCL mode printing is provided to meet specific PCL PRINT printing needs which can not be fully satisfied by the MODE GDI mode: 1. Compatibility with non-Windows applications. 2. Compatibility with previously saved PCL-format files.

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    PCL printer (e.g. LaserJet IIP). You can preserve this information by using the NEC SuperScript Print Manager to keep the PCL inter- preter active.

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    SuperScript PCL interpreter shuts itself off, as described above, it will print the last page automati- cally. However, if you launch the NEC SuperScirpt Print Manager, as described above, before printing, then you will have control over whether the unprinted page will be saved.

  • Page 72: Printing From A Windows Application, Printing From Dos Application

    FROM A application as you would to any other printer. WINDOWS APPLICATION PRINTING Note: Silentwriter SuperScript 610 is a Windows FROM DOS printer, designed for use with Windows. In particu- APPLICATION lar, SuperScript’s GDI mode is based on Windows and does not work with MS-DOS. However, SuperScript will work in PCL mode if you create an MS-DOS session from within Windows.

  • Page 73: Nec Superscript Print Manager

    When you use the NEC SuperScript Print Manager, the program helps you manage the output flow and operation of your SuperScript 610 printer. You can see all files waiting to be printed, and change their order. You also can see how much of the current print job has been processed.

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    4–2 NEC SuperScript Print Manager Options 1. Priority Windows lets you run several applications at the same time. This helps productivity, but it also means that you are sharing your PC’s resources among several activities. SuperScript’s priority settings let you control the priority of the printing activity relative to other applications running at the same time.

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    NEC SuperScript Print Manager 4–3 The Options menu lets you select high, medium, or low priority processing for when you print. Printing at a high priority produces output faster, but it may slow down your system as well. On the other hand, printing at...

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    6. Connect Port The Port option lets you select a different parallel port for your SuperScript 610 printer. Depending on the ports available on your PC, you can choose LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3. 7. Power Saving Mode On or Power Saving...

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    3. How to Use Help This is the standard Windows Help guide to show users how to access the help menu. 4. About The About option provides you with the information about the version of the NEC SuperScript software currently running.

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    4–6 NEC SuperScript Print Manager Queue Information This part of the NEC SuperScript Print Manager screen shows jobs in queue waiting to be printed. JOB NAME The software application and file that created the print job FORMAT Either GDI or PCL format...

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    A paused or selected job will also appear high- lighted, but somewhat darker gray than the current job. The NEC SuperScript Print Manager will take the first print job in the queue and send it to be processed and printed. However, if you have a mouse, you can change the order of print jobs that remain in the queue by following a “drag-...

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    4–8 NEC SuperScript Print Manager Status Bar The status bar shows whether SuperScript is printing, paused, or ready to print. During printing, the status bar shows the page number currently being processed. Progress Bar The progress bar shows the percentage of the current print job processed by the SuperScript software on the PC.

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    Exiting Windows will also close the NEC SuperScript Print Manager. Exiting Before Printing Has Completed If you try to close the NEC SuperScript Print Manager, or exit Windows, while there are still documents waiting to be printed, SuperScript will display a message asking if you want to save the remaining print jobs.

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    4–10 NEC SuperScript Print Manager...

  • Page 83: Print Status Window

    The Print Status Window has two functions. The first is let you know when something is printing. For both PCL and GDI modes, you can use the NEC SuperScript Print Manager to choose whether or not you want the Print Status Window to display during printing.

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    5–2 Print Status Window Please refer to the Print Status Window chart above. Options Animate Icon: Lets you decide whether or not to animate the printer icon that appears in the Print Status Window or when this window is minimized to an icon. If Animate Icon is checked, then the printer will show paper printing and panel lights blinking.

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    4. About The About option provides you with the information about the version of the NEC SuperScript software currently running. JOB NAME & PAGE NO. This box shows the name of the application, file, and page number for the job currently being printed.

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    5–4 Print Status Window Duplex Printing Duplex (double-sided) mode is enabled, and SuperScript has finished printing on one side of your document. Turn sheets over and reinsert them into the paper hopper to print on the other side. (For paper insertion details, see page 3-6) Engine Error There is a problem with your printer’s engine.

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    Open the printer’s cover. Remove all paper. Close the cover. Silentwriter SuperScript 610 will start up again automatically once the jam has been cleared. In most cases, the printer will reprint the page jammed before continuing with the rest of your docu- ment.

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    5–6 Print Status Window Pause The PAUSE button lets you pause printing while you do something else. For example, you can pause in order to delete the print job from the SuperScript Print Manager. Resume The RESUME button lets you continue printing after you have paused printing, or after the printer recovers from an error situation.

  • Page 89: Selecting Paper And Media

    Silentwriter SuperScript 610 compatibility before you make a large purchase. Because we cannot control the quality or manufac- turing of your selected media, we cannot warrant the use or results of any specific media with the NEC Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer.

  • Page 90: Paper Properties

    NEC tested Xerox® 4024™ (20 lb.) paper and obtained satisfactory results. Generally, paper manufactured for photocopying has good print...

  • Page 91: Print Areas

    Selecting Paper and Media 6–3 NOTE: Paper properties can be changed by the manufacturers. NEC has no control over such changes. Thus NEC neither warrants nor recom- mends the use of any particular paper and the user assumes all responsibility as to the quality and performance of paper selected.

  • Page 92: Paper And Media Use

    6–4 Selecting Paper and Media Commercial 10 4.125 in. 9.5 in. (105 mm 241 mm): print area of 3.5 in. 8.9 in. (89 mm 225 mm) Internationl DL 110 mm 220 mm (4.33 in. 8.66 in.): print area of 94 mm 204 mm (3.70 in.

  • Page 93: Preprinted Forms

    Selecting Paper and Media 6–5 preprinted forms with inks containing metallic substances perforated feed paper and cutout paper During the print operation, heat applied to preprinted Preprinted forms can remove ink from the form and leave Forms residue (called offset) inside the printer. In addition to offset residue problems, ink residues may generate harmful gases and emissions.

  • Page 94: Heavy Print Stock, Envelopes

    8.66 in.) C5 162 mm 229 mm (6.38 in. 9.02 in.) NEC tested Eaton 25% Cotton (75 g/m , diagonal seamed) and obtained satisfactory results. NOTE: NEC neither warrants nor recommends the use of any particular envelope and the user assumes all responsibility as to the quality and performance of the envelopes selected.

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    Selecting Paper and Media 6–7 The leading edge of an envelope that feeds into the printer must be straight. The fold must be firmly creased and be no thicker than two paper thick- nesses. As a rule, the larger the envelope is, the more difficult it is to feed properly.

  • Page 96: Adhesive Labels

    The liner must be coated for easy release of the top sheet and adhesive layer sheets, particularly after being subjected to print head heat. NEC tested Avery® 5162 labels and obtained satisfactory results. NOTE: Label properties can be changed by the manufacturers.

  • Page 97: Transparency Film, Media Purchasing Specifications

    Because we cannot control the quality or manufac- turing of your selected media, we cannot warrant the use or results of any specific media with the NEC Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer.

  • Page 98: Sheet Paper, Paper Specifications

    6–10 Selecting Paper and Media All sheet paper properties must match the paper Sheet Paper specifications listed in Table 6-1. Table 6-1 Paper Specifications ITEM SPECIFICATION Acid content 5.5 pH to 8.0 pH. Ash content Cannot exceed 10% or contain large amounts of clay or talc.

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    Selecting Paper and Media 6–11 Table 6-1 Paper Specifications (Cont’d) ITEM SPECIFICATION Grain Long grain. Moisture content 4% to 6% by weight. Opacity Minimum of 85%. Packaging Polylaminated moisture-proof ream wrap. Smoothness 100 to 300, Sheffield scale. Stiffness 1.6 minimum machine direction 0.6 minimum cross direction (Taber).

  • Page 100: Envelopes, Envelope Specifications

    6–12 Selecting Paper and Media All envelope paper properties must match the paper Envelopes specifications listed in Table 6-2. Table 6-2 Envelope Specifications ITEM SPECIFICATION Base weight 75 g/m (20 pounds), single thickness. Caliper 0.14 mm (5.5 mils), single thickness. Furnish 100% chemical wood pulp with up to 30% cotton fiber.

  • Page 101: Label Specifications, Adhesive Labels

    Selecting Paper and Media 6–13 All adhesive label paper properties must match the Adhesive specifications listed in Table 6-3. Labels Table 6-3 Label Specifications ITEM SPECIFICATION Caliper No more than 0.19 mm (0.0075 inches) Construction The label stock must provide good toner adhesion. No adhesive can be on the external label surfaces.

  • Page 102: Storage Guidelines, Transparency Film, Transparency Specifications

    6–14 Selecting Paper and Media All transparency film paper properties must match Transparency the specifications listed in Table 6-4. Film Table 6-4 Transparency Specifications ITEM SPECIFICATION Cutting dimension tolerance ±0.7 mm (±0.031 in.) Cutting angle tolerance 90˚ ±0.2˚ . Thickness 0.100 to 0.110 mm (3.9 to 4.3 mils).

  • Page 103: Fonts In Gdi Mode

    Using Fonts 7–1 Using Fonts One benefit of SuperScript GDI’s WYSIWYG FONTS IN GDI (What You See Is What You Get) approach becomes MODE clear as you use fonts. In Windows 3.1, any font you can see on the screen will print on your printer. This includes TrueType, Type 1 (through Adobe’s ATM software), and Intellifont (through Intellifont for Windows).

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    7–2 Using Fonts NOTE: Windows includes some special built-in fonts that were not meant for printing, including MS Serif and MS Sans. These special fonts were designed for screen display, and so their resolution (number of dots per inch) is coarser than the fonts that normally appear on a printed page.

  • Page 105: Fonts In Pcl Mode

    Using Fonts 7–3 NEC SuperScript PCL mode supports several resi- FONTS IN PCL dent fonts, corresponding to the internal fonts in the MODE HP LaserJet IIP. These include: • Courier, 10 point, 12 pitch, Regular, Bold and Italic • Courier, 12 point, 10 pitch, Regular, Bold, and Italic •...

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    7–4 Using Fonts...

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    Choosing Print Options This chapter explains various print options available when using the SuperScript 610 printer. Loading the hopper, and selecting the paper path are discussed. Before you use or order any print media, please read the chapter titled “Selecting Paper and Media”...

  • Page 108: How To Print Using Various Media

    8–2 Choosing Print Options HOW TO Table 8-1 lists the type and capacity of print media you can load, and the paper output method. For PRINT USING details on print media, refer to the chapter titled VARIOUS “Selecting Paper and Media”. MEDIA Table 8-1-a Recommended Printing Methods [The Standard Hopper]...

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    Choosing Print Options 8–3 Table 8-1-b Recommended Printing Methods [Optional 200-sheet Hopper] MEDIA TYPE INPUT EXIT TO (SIZE) (CAPACITY) Sheet Paper Max. 200 sheets (64 g/m ) Face-up Tray (60 - 82 g/m Letter Face-down Door Executive 1 sheet Face-down Door Heavy Paper* (83 - 105 g/m Transparency Film...

  • Page 110: The Standard Hopper, Multi-sheet Feed And Single-sheet Feed, Loading The Paper

    8–4 Choosing Print Options The standard hopper can normally feed a maximum THE STAND- of 50 sheets (64 ) continuously. In single-sheet ARD HOPPER feed mode, legal size paper, heavy paper, envelopes and transparency film can also be fed. (Refer to the table 8-1-a.) Multiple sheets of paper from 60 to 82 g/m .

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    Choosing Print Options 8–5 2. Pull forward the paper setting lever. 3. Insert paper as far as it will go with the left edge evenly touching the left paper holder guide. The hopper can accommodate up to approxi- mately 50 sheets (64 ).

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    8–6 Choosing Print Options 4. Move the right paper holder until it gently touches the paper. 5. Press the paper setting lever down to its original positions. NOTE: Check that the edges of the sheets are even. Otherwise, sheets may not be fed properly which can cause printing errors.

  • Page 113: The 200-sheet Paper Hopper (optional)

    Choosing Print Options 8–7 The optional 200-sheet hopper can continuously feed THE 200- up to a maximum of 200 sheets of plain paper (at 64 SHEET PAPER HOPPER (OPTIONAL) In manual feed mode, heavy bond paper, envelopes, labels and transparency films may also be fed. See table 8-1-b.

  • Page 114: Removing The Standard Hopper

    8–8 Choosing Print Options Remove the standard hopper as described below. Removing the Standard 1. Hold the standard hopper with both hands. Hopper 2. Lift it up while holding it steadily.

  • Page 115: Installing The 200-sheet Paper Hopper

    Choosing Print Options 8–9 Attach the optional 200-sheet hopper as described Installing the below: 200-sheet Paper Hopper 1. Hold the 200-sheet hopper with both hands as illustrated and push the lock release levers. 2. Carefully set the hopper on the printer and release the lock release lever.

  • Page 116: Hopper Feed

    8–10 Choosing Print Options 3. Check that the 200-sheet hopper is securely set and that the lock release levers have returned to their original position. Up to a maximum of 200 sheets (64 ) can be Hopper Feed loaded in the hopper at once . 1.

  • Page 117

    Choosing Print Options 8–11 2. Pull up the paper guide lever and move the paper guide in the direction indicated by the arrow. Flip up the hopper guide. 3. Insert paper with the left edge evenly touching the left side of the hopper.

  • Page 118

    8–12 Choosing Print Options 4. Adjust the paper guide until it touches the paper and then press down on the paper guide lever to lock it in place. 5. Carefully return the manual feed cover to its original position. NOTE: It is not possible to print with the manual feed cover open.

  • Page 119: Manual Feed

    Choosing Print Options 8–13 The method of feeding a single sheet manually with Manual Feed the 200 sheet hopper differs from that of the hopper feed method. To manually feed paper, do the following: 1. Pull up the manual feed cover. The manual feed cover stops to two positions when pulled up.

  • Page 120

    8–14 Choosing Print Options 2. Specify manual feed in the printer setup screen inside your application program or in Windows. 3. Insert one sheet of paper alongside the edge of the manual feed guide of the manual feed cover. Insert the sheet as far as it will go to avoid paper jam caused by misfeeding.

  • Page 121: Removing The 200-sheet Hopper

    Choosing Print Options 8–15 5. After printing, return the manual feed cover to its original position. To repack the printer, detach the hopper first. Removing the Detach the hopper as described below. 200-sheet Hopper 1. Hold the 200-sheet hopper with both hands and push up the lock release levers.

  • Page 122: Output Paths

    8–16 Choosing Print Options 2. Lift up the 200-sheet hopper with the lock release levers unlocked. Printed sheets may either be ejected onto the face-up OUTPUT tray or the face-down door, either of which can be PATHS selected.

  • Page 123: Face-up Tray, Face-down Door

    Choosing Print Options 8–17 Leave the face-down door closed. Paper (60 to 82 Face-up Tray ) will be ejected onto the face-up tray. The paper path is shown below. Open the face-down door. All types of paper can be Face-down ejected from the face-down door.

  • Page 124

    8–18 Choosing Print Options...

  • Page 125: Maintaining Your Printer

    This chapter explains the basic maintenance and cleaning procedures you must follow to maintain high print quality and efficient operation of your SuperScript 610 printer. Information on spare parts ordering and NEC service agreements is found in the chapter titled “Getting Service and Support.”...

  • Page 126: Redistributing The Toner

    9–2 Maintaining Your Printer The toner powder in one disposable Toner Cartridge REDISTRIBUT- lasts for approximately 4000 pages. However, the ING THE Starter Toner Cartridge will last 2,000 pages. The TONER shading of the print output becomes lighter when the cartridge needs to be replaced or the toner needs to be redistributed.

  • Page 127

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–3 3. Lift up the Toner Cartridge gently by holding the two green handle. WARNING: Do not touch the fuser unit. It is extremely hot.

  • Page 128

    9–4 Maintaining Your Printer 4. Rock the Toner Cartridge gently five or six times to redistribute the toner. NOTE: Shake the cartridge in the direction indicated in the illustration. While shaking, take care not to touch the drum protection shutter (red transparent plastic) of the Toner Cartridge.

  • Page 129

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–5 5. Insert the Toner Cartridge into the printer. NOTE: Hold the Toner Cartridge by its two green handles and insert it inside the printer as far as it will go. Check that the cartridge is securely set inside the printer.

  • Page 130

    9–6 Maintaining Your Printer 6. Close the printer by gently pressing the upper cover down, until it locks to place. NOTE: Make sure the lock release lever has been returned to its original position. After redistributing the toner, continue using the cartridge if the output is dark.

  • Page 131: Cleaning The Printer

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–7 Over time, toner residue and paper dust accumulate CLEANING inside the printer. The following sections explain THE PRINTER how you can remove this buildup to keep your printer running smoothly. You should perform this cleaning procedure each time you replace the Toner Cartridge.

  • Page 132: Replacing The Toner Cartridge, Cleaning The Printer Mechanism

    9–8 Maintaining Your Printer When it is time to replace the toner cartridge, it is REPLACING also time to perform cleaning on your printer mecha- THE TONER nism. CARTRIDGE Before you begin, unpack the toner cartridge box. The cartridge box consists of a carton box, inserts (not shown), and a toner cartridge.

  • Page 133: Cleaning Conditions

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–9 Cleaning Please follow the recommended approach when cleaning the printer: Conditions Switch off the printer and then pull off the power cord from the printer. The fuser unit is extremely hot. After switching off the power, let the fuser unit cool down first before cleaning it.

  • Page 134: Parts To Be Cleaned

    9–10 Maintaining Your Printer Parts to be cleaned are: Parts to Be Cleaned The frequency and methods of cleaning of each part differ from each other. On the next page, the fre- quency and the methods of cleaning the main parts are shown.

  • Page 135

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–11 Table 9-2 Parts to be cleaned, frequency, and methods PART TO BE CLEANED FREQUENCY CLEANING METHOD Feed Roller and around it When replacing the Wipe with a soft cloth Toner Cartridge and and clean the surround- when printouts are ing parts of paper debris.

  • Page 136: Cleaning Procedure

    9–12 Maintaining Your Printer Follow these steps to clean the printer mechanism. Cleaning Procedure 1. Power off the printer. 2. Pull off the power cord from the rear panel of the printer. 3. Pull the lock release lever, and raise the upper cover gently.

  • Page 137

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–13 4. Remove the Toner Cartridge gently by holding the two green handles. 5. Wipe off stains and dirt from the feed roller’s Cleaning the feed surface using a piece of soft cloth. roller, transfer roller, and sur- Remove paper debris accumulated in the rounding parts surrounding parts.

  • Page 138

    9–14 Maintaining Your Printer 6. Wipe off dirt and stains from the paper guide ribs Cleaning the paper with a piece of soft cloth. guide ribs 7. Wipe off dirt and stains from the glass of the laser Cleaning the laser beam window with a piece of soft cloth.

  • Page 139

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–15 8. Remove toner and paper dust from the erase unit. Cleaning the erase unit 9. Wipe off dirt and stains around the fuser unit with Cleaning the fuser a piece of soft cloth. unit WARNING: The fuser unit is extremely hot.

  • Page 140

    9–16 Maintaining Your Printer Follow these steps to install a new Toner Cartridge. Installing the The SuperScript 610 Toner Cartridge is uniquely Toner designed for this printer, thus you should not use Cartridge other toner cartridge supplies provided by different manufacturers.

  • Page 141

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–17 3. Place the new Toner Cartridge on a flat surface, grasp the yellow toner sealing tape tab and pull the tape out. The sealing tape is approximately 500 mm long when completely removed. NOTE: Be sure to pull the tape straight out of the cartridge to prevent it from being broken in the middle.

  • Page 142

    9–18 Maintaining Your Printer 4. Slowly remove the yellow shutter lock pins (2) of the Toner Cartridge. NOTE: After removing the shutter lock pins, do not touch the drum protection shutter.

  • Page 143

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–19 5. Set the Toner Cartridge inside the printer. NOTE: Hold the Toner Cartridge by its two green handles and insert it in the printer as far as it will go. Check that it is securely set as far as it will go.

  • Page 144

    9–20 Maintaining Your Printer 6. Gently press down the upper cover and securely close it. NOTE: Check that the lock release lever has been returned to its original position. 7. Plug the power cord into the rear panel of the printer.

  • Page 145

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–21 8. Finally, set up the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer and print a few blank pages to clean the transfer roller.

  • Page 146: Transporting The Printer, Removing The Toner Cartridge

    9–22 Maintaining Your Printer TRANSPORT- Before transporting the printer, its accessories should be removed. The following procedures explain how ING THE to remove the accessories before transporting the PRINTER printer. Remove the Toner Cartridge as described below. Removing the Toner 1.

  • Page 147

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–23 3. Hold the Toner Cartridge by its two green handles and lift it out of the printer. 4. Gently press down the upper cover and securely close it. NOTE: Check that the lock release lever has been returned to its original position.

  • Page 148: Removing The Interface Cable, Removing The 200-sheet Hopper

    9–24 Maintaining Your Printer You must remove the 200-sheet hopper before Removing the transporting the printer, to avoid any mechanical 200-sheet damage inside the printer. Hopper See the chapter 8 “Removing the 200-sheet Hopper”. 1. Disconnect the interface cable by pulling it out of Removing the the connector of the computer.

  • Page 149: Removing The Power Cord

    Maintaining Your Printer 9–25 1. Holding the power plug, disconnect the power Removing the cord from the outlet. Power Cord 2. Hold the plug and then pull power cord from the printer.

  • Page 150

    9–26 Maintaining Your Printer Before transporting this printer and accessories, first Check List pack it in the original boxes. Before Trans- porting the Be sure to detach the 200-sheet hopper if you have one. Printer Be sure to remove the Toner Cartridge. Repack the printer and its accessories in the boxes provided at the time of purchase.

  • Page 151: Simple Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 10–1 Troubleshooting This chapter tells you how to resolve paper jams and your printer’s output quality problems. Status displays are also explained. Table 10-1 lists simple resolutions to occasional printer problems. Table 10-1 Simple Troubleshooting CONDITION SOLUTION Power light is off. Check that the power cord is plugged into a live power outlet and the printer power switch is turned on.

  • Page 152: Print Quality Maintenance, Paper Jam

    10–2 Troubleshooting Here are some suggestions for maintaining the PRINT highest print quality from your printer. QUALITY MAINTENANCE When the print output becomes light, redistribute the toner. However, when a light print output persists, replace the toner cartridge (refer to Chapter 9).

  • Page 153: Locations Of Potential Paper Jams, Removing Jammed Paper

    Troubleshooting 10–3 The following figure shows the path the paper Locations of follows inside the printer. A paper jam may occur in Potential Paper any of the following areas: Jams • hopper • fuser unit Paper Jamming Areas The methods of removing jammed paper depends on Removing the the location of the jam.

  • Page 154: Paper Jams In The Hopper

    10–4 Troubleshooting 1. Pull the lock release lever on the upper cover and Paper Jams in gently open the upper cover. the Hopper 2. Slowly pull the paper straight line out. CAUTION: When paper jams before a page completely passes through the fuser unit, make sure that the unfused toner does not get into the printer.

  • Page 155: Paper Jams In The Fuser Unit

    Troubleshooting 10–5 1. Pull the lock release lever of the upper cover and Paper Jams in gently open the upper cover. the Fuser Unit 2. When the paper can be seen inside the printer, pull it out slowly in the direction of the arrow (paper feed side).

  • Page 156

    10–6 Troubleshooting 3. When the paper cannot be seen inside the printer, pull it straight out slowly from the face-up tray or the face-down door. CAUTION: Be sure to check if the paper can be seen inside the printer. The steps for removing the jammed paper are different and it is important to follow the proper procedure (item 2 or 3).

  • Page 157: Points To Check To Avoid Paper Jams

    Troubleshooting 10–7 4. Gently press down the upper cover and close it securely. After closing the upper cover, the printer will warm up and then resumes printing. After clearing the jammed sheets, verify the follow- Points to ing in order to reduce future paper jams. Check to Avoid Are there any scraps of torn paper remaining in Paper Jams...

  • Page 158: Testing The Printer

    SuperScript TEST program. This utility also runs automatically after installation, the first time you restart Windows. (Page 2-35 to 2-39) 1. From the Program Manager, find the NEC SuperScript Tools group. If NEC SuperScript Tools has been minimized, restore it by double- clicking on its icon.

  • Page 159

    Troubleshooting 10–9 3. Select Print option to generate test pages.

  • Page 160: Status Messages, Installation Problems

    10–10 Troubleshooting STATUS MESSAGES Installation Problems SuperScript requires a PC that can run Windows in 386 Enhanced mode. (See Chapter 2 System Requirements.) If the installation program detects that your PC is not powerful enough, it will quit without installing the SuperScript software.

  • Page 161

    Troubleshooting 10–11 SuperScript requires at least 4 megabytes of memory (4MB RAM) to run. (See Chapter 2 System Requirements.) If the installation program detects that your PC does not have sufficient memory, it will quit without installing the SuperScript software.

  • Page 162

    10–12 Troubleshooting The amount of virtual memory required to run NEC SuperScript depends on how much RAM is in your PC. The total required - PC RAM plus virtual memory - must be around 12.5 megabytes minimum to run SuperScript. If the installation program detects that Windows 3.1 on your PC...

  • Page 163

    Troubleshooting 10–13 SuperScript requires at least version 3.1 of Windows to run properly. If you are using Windows version 3.0 or earlier, upgrade to version 3.1 before trying to re-install the SuperScript software. Insufficient free disk space Clear enough disk space on your hard disk drive before continuing with the installation.

  • Page 164: Operating Problems

    10–14 Troubleshooting STATUS MESSAGES Operating Problems This message means that the SuperScript soft- ware cannot detect the printer. Make sure the printer is turned on, and that it is firmly connected to your PC by a standard parallel cable. Check that the green status light is lit, or is slowly blinking indicating that the printer is in Power Saving Mode.

  • Page 165

    Troubleshooting 10–15 This message may appear if you have just turned the printer on, or if the Power Saving Mode is on and are trying to print. Wait for the engine to finish warming up.

  • Page 166

    10–16 Troubleshooting This message means that either the printer's cover is open, or there is no toner cartridge in the printer. If the printer needs a toner cartridge, insert one according to the instructions. If the printer's cover is open, shut it gently but firmly.

  • Page 167

    Troubleshooting 10–17 This means the manual feed cover is open, preventing the printer from operating correctly while set to feed from the hopper. Close the manual feed cover gently but firmly.

  • Page 168

    10–18 Troubleshooting The printer needs the manual feed cover to be slightly open, and a sheet of paper ready, when feeding paper from this slot. Open the manual cover at a 60 degree angle, feed a sheet of paper to the printer, and then print your document.

  • Page 169

    Troubleshooting 10–19 Manual duplex mode only handles the following paper sizes: Letter; A4 (an international standard for business documents). You will need to use one of these if you wish to print double-sided documents.

  • Page 170

    10–20 Troubleshooting SuperScript uses some of your PC's free disk space to store document files while they are waiting to be printed. If you don't have much free disk space on your PC's hard disk drive, you may have trouble printing successfully, espe- cially if you want to print a batch of several documents.

  • Page 171

    Troubleshooting 10–21 Your printer has run out of paper. Add more paper to the printer and then click RESUME. NOTE: If this message appears, though sheet of paper is loaded, check the hopper is securely in- stalled. If the hopper is not securely installed, push down the both sides of the hopper gently.

  • Page 172

    10–22 Troubleshooting This message means that paper has jammed inside your printer. Open the cover, as directed by the screen, and gently but firmly remove the paper from inside. For details refer to “Paper Jam” in this chapter.

  • Page 173

    Troubleshooting 10–23 Try turning the printer off and then on to see if the problem persists. Something is wrong with the printer’s engine. Call Customer Support.

  • Page 174

    10–24 Troubleshooting The printer has sensed that the paper size you are using does not match the paper selected on the printer setup screen. Either change to the expected paper size or select a different size of paper on the printer setup screen. (See Chapter 3, GDI Mode, or PCL Print Mode.

  • Page 175

    Troubleshooting 10–25 The message indicates that the applications now running are not leaving sufficient free memory for SuperScript to operate. Close the applications you do not need. (Note: if you see this message frequently, you may want to consider adding memory to your PC.)

  • Page 176: Output Quality, Light Page

    10–26 Troubleshooting Refer to the following information to resolve print OUTPUT output quality problems. QUALITY Check to see if the toner is running low. Light Page Redistribute the toner. (Refer to the chapter 9 "Redistributing the Toner".)

  • Page 177: Blank Page

    Troubleshooting 10–27 Check to ensure that the toner sealing tape has Blank Page been removed from the toner cartridge. (Refer to the chapter 2.) If necessary, replace the Toner Cartridge; the light-sensitive transfer drum may be damaged. (Refer to the chapter 9.) Make sure you are using a standard Centronics parallel cable, and that your PC has a standard parallel port.

  • Page 178: Black Page

    10–28 Troubleshooting If necessary, replace the toner cartridge; the Black Page light-sensitive transfer drum may be damaged. (Refer to the chapter 9.)

  • Page 179: Streaked Page

    Troubleshooting 10–29 Check for any torn pieces of paper remaining in Streaked Page the paper path from a previous paper jam. (See the chapter 10 "Paper Jam".) Clean the laser beam window (Refer to the chapter 9 "Cleaning the printer Mechanism".) Rock the Toner Cartridge.

  • Page 180: Spots On Back Of Paper

    10–30 Troubleshooting Clean the transfer roller and fuser unit with a Spots on Back piece of cloth. of Paper CAUTION: Fuser unit is hot; wait for it to cool down first.

  • Page 181: Blank Spots

    Troubleshooting 10–31 Use a fresh ream of paper. Replace and store all Blank Spots paper to prevent moisture absorption. Check paper specifications. Rock the Toner Cartridge. (Refer to the chapter 9 "Redistributing the Toner.) Reinsert the cartridge and print several pages. Install a new toner cartridge.

  • Page 182: Solid White Vertical Line

    10–32 Troubleshooting Clean the laser beam window (Refer to the Solid White chapter 9 "Cleaning the Printer Mechanism".) Vertical Lines Check for any torn pieces of paper remaining in the paper path from a previous paper jam. (See the chapter 10 "Paper Jam".) Rock the Toner Cartridge.

  • Page 183: Graphics Appear Coarse In Gdi Mode, Text Appears Jagged Or Low Resolution In Gdi Mode

    Troubleshooting 10–33 GDI graphics quality differs by application, because Graphics Ap- different applications may use Windows graphics pear Coarse in commands differently. If you are not satisfied with GDI Mode the quality of your output in GDI mode for a particu- lar application program and file, switch to PCL mode.

  • Page 184: Unexpected Font In Either Gdi Or Pcl Mode

    10–34 Troubleshooting 4. Click on the TrueType button. You should see the following dialog box: 5. Put an X in the boxes marked Enable TrueType Fonts and Show Only TrueType Fonts in Applications. 6. Exit and return to your application. Your screen and output will now show only TrueType fonts.

  • Page 185: Unexpected Font In Pcl Mode, Shifted Or Broken Image

    The best solution is to replace your parallel cable with one that meets standards. If your PC has more than one parallel port, you might try using a different port. (See Chapter 4, NEC SuperScript Print Manager, for information on setting SuperScript to a different parallel port.)

  • Page 186: Allocating Virtual Memory

    10–36 Troubleshooting ALLOCATING As mentioned in System Requirements in the chapter 2, SuperScript requires a total of 12.5 megabytes of VIRTUAL space, divided between your PC memory (a mini- MEMORY mum of 4 megabytes) and your Windows virtual memory. For example, if your system has 4 mega- bytes of RAM, then you must allocate at least 8.5 megabytes of virtual memory.

  • Page 187

    Troubleshooting 10–37 If Windows does not let you allocate the required amount of space, check to make sure you have enough room on your hard disk drive. If you have enough free disk space and Windows won’t let you create large enough permanent virtual memory, you may need to run a disk defragmentation utility, such as Norton Utilities sd, to clean up your hard disk drive, before changing your virtual memory to...

  • Page 188

    Refer to this chapter later if you experience any TIONS printing difficulties. Q. What is the procedure for printing envelopes with the Silentwriter SuperScript 610? Envelopes can be printed through the hopper with the guides adjusted to accommodate their size. You must use the face-down door to minimize curling and wrinkling.

  • Page 189

    Q. Can other brands of toner cartridges be used on the SuperScript printer? No. Only SuperScript 610 Toner Cartridges manufactured by NEC can be installed in the printer. Q. Can the toner cartridge be refilled? Do not attempt to refill a used cartridge as damage to the printer may result.

  • Page 190

    Silentwriter SuperScript 610 printer? The printer should be carefully packed in the original packing materials. Q. Can a 220/240-volt SuperScript 610 printer be converted to 115 volts in the field, or a 115-volt model be converted to 220/240 volts in the field? No.

  • Page 191

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–1 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/ Commands for HP LaserJet IIP...

  • Page 192

    A–2 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP CHARACTER SETS This section provides charts for the character sets PCL Character used with fonts in LaserJet IIP PCL 4.5 emulation. Set Charts The first character set chart is Roman 8 and contains the subsets of US ASCII and Roman Extension.

  • Page 193

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–3 Includes ASCII and Roman Extension Symbol Sets NOTE: Numbers in the boxes are the decimal equivalents of the hex notation.

  • Page 194

    A–4 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP ECMA-94 Latin 1 Symbol Set NOTE: Numbers in the boxes are the decimal equivalents of the hex notation.

  • Page 195

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–5 PC-8 Symbol Set NOTE: Numbers in the boxes are the decimal equivalents of the hex notation.

  • Page 196

    A–6 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP PC-8 D/N (Danish/Norwegian) Symbol Set NOTE: Numbers in the boxes are the decimal equivalents of the hex notation.

  • Page 197

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–7 PC-850 Symbol Set NOTE: Numbers in the boxes are the decimal equivalents of the hex notation.

  • Page 198

    A–8 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP This table provides a quick reference for the values ISO Substitu- of special characters contained in ISO (International tion Table Standard Organization) symbol sets. ISO symbol sets contain the same characters and the ASCII symbol set, except for the character positions listed in this table.

  • Page 199

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–9 Roman-8 Character Conversion Graphic Description NUL (null) SOH (start of heading) STX (start of text) ETX (end of text) EOT (end of transmission) ENQ (enquiry) ACK (acknowledge) BEL (bell) BS (backspace) HT (horizontal tabulation) LF (line feed) VT (vertical tabulation)

  • Page 200

    A–10 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP Roman-8 Character Conversion (cont’d) Description Graphic Opening parenthesis Closing parenthesis Asterisk Plus Comma ’ Hyphen Period (point) Slant (solidus) Zero Three Four Five Seven Eight Nine Colon Semicolon Less than sign <...

  • Page 201

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–11 Roman-8 Character Conversion (cont’d) Graphic Description Uppercase P Uppercase Q Uppercase R Uppercase S Uppercase T Uppercase U Uppercase V Uppercase W Uppercase X Uppercase Y Uppercase Z Opening square bracket Reverse slant Closing bracket Caret (circumflex)

  • Page 202

    A–12 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP Roman-8 Character Conversion (cont’d) Graphic Description Lowercase x Lowercase y Lowercase z Opening brace (curly bracket) Vertical line Closing brace (curly bracket) Approximate (tilde) DEL (delete, rubout) -undefined control code- -undefined control code- -undefined control code- -undefined control code- -undefined control code-...

  • Page 203

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–13 Roman-8 Character Conversion (cont’d) Graphic Description NBS (No Break Space) À Uppercase A grave  Uppercase A circumflex È Uppercase E grave Ê Uppercase E circumflex Ë Uppercase E dieresis Î Uppercase I circumflex Ï...

  • Page 204

    A–14 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP Roman-8 Character Conversion (cont’d) Graphic Description à Lowercase a grave è Lowercase e grave ò Lowercase o grave ù Lowercase u grave ä Lowercase a dieresis ë Lowercase e dieresis ö Lowercase o dieresis ü...

  • Page 205

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–15 Roman-8 Character Conversion (cont’d) Graphic Description Uppercase Thorn Lowercase thorn · Middle Dot µ Lowercase mu (micro) ¶ Pilcrow (paragraph sign) Vulgar fraction: three fourths – Minus sign Vulgar fraction: one fourth Vulgar fraction: one half Female ordinal Male ordinal...

  • Page 206

    A–16 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP CODE/ SEQUENCE/ COMANDS Control Codes Table lists the HP LaserJet IIP printer control codes and escape sequences. and Escape Sequences Table HP LaserJet IIP Printer Control Codes and Escape Sequences - PCL 4.5 Context CONTROL CODE CONTROL CODE OR DESCRIPTION...

  • Page 207

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–17 Table HP LaserJet IIP Printer Control Codes and Escape Sequences - PCL 4.5 Context (cont’d) CONTROL CODE CONTROL CODE OR DESCRIPTION ESCAPE SEQUENCE HEX CHARACTER ESC &l#Z Short edge offset 1B 26 6C #5A registration (decipoints) ESC &l#H Paper input control...

  • Page 208

    A–18 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP Table HP LaserJet IIP Printer Control Codes and Escape Sequences - PCL 4.5 Context (cont’d) CONTROL CODE CONTROL CODE OR DESCRIPTION ESCAPE SEQUENCE HEX CHARACTER ESC &f#S Push/pop position 1B 26 66 #53 ESC &10O Portrait 1B 26 6C 30 4F...

  • Page 209

    Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP A–19 Table HP LaserJet IIP Printer Control Codes and Escape Sequences - PCL 4.5 Context (cont’d) CONTROL CODE CONTROL CODE OR DESCRIPTION ESCAPE SEQUENCE HEX CHARACTER Font descriptor ESC )s#W 1B 29 73 #57 Specify character code ESC *c#E 1B 2A 63 #45...

  • Page 210

    A–20 Character Sets and Code/Sequence/Commands for HP LaserJet IIP...

  • Page 211: B Optimizing Printer Performance

    SuperScript requires a minimum of 4MB memory on your PC, the same amount Microsoft recom- mends for Windows 3.1. However, adding more PC memory gives NEC SuperScript additional “breathing room”. The additional memory reduces the overhead of having to manage limited space, and also allows more resources to run other Windows applications while you print.

  • Page 212

    If you want to maximize the performance of your other applications, and don’t mind waiting longer for output, set the priority to Low. 5. Don’t use the NEC SuperScript Print Manager when printing in GDI mode. For fastest possible printing, you can shut off the NEC SuperScript Print Manager altogether for GDI mode.

  • Page 213

    Turning off this feature means you only see the Print Status Window if an error warning occurs. Refer to Chapter 3, GDI Options Screen, and Chapter 4, NEC SuperScript Print Manager, for more information on this.

  • Page 214

    B–4 Optimizing Printer Performance...

  • Page 215: Specifications

    Specifications C–1 Specifications Print Speed Letter — 6 pages per minute maximum Warm-up — 85 seconds maximum (at 20˚ C , Power Saving Mode Off) Paper Feed — 23 seconds for first printout (Power Saving Mode Off) 108 seconds maximum (Power Saving Mode On) Print Method Electrophotography...

  • Page 216

    C–2 Specifications Letter Executive (manual feed) Envelope Paper Weight 60 to 105 g/m (manual feed) 60 to 82 g/m (hopper feed) Paper Loading Standard Hopper —50 sheet capacity (at 64 g/m Methods Optional Hopper —200 sheet capacity (at 64 g/m Manual Feed —...

  • Page 217

    Specifications C–3 Weight 8.0 kg (17.6 lb) (without toner cartridge) Noise Level Operating — 50 dBA (by ISO7779 standard) Idle — 43 dBA (by ISO7779 standard) Administrative 115V model — UL-1950 D3 Compliance CSA-22.2, No.950 D3 FCC Class B CDRH Class I 220/240V model—...

  • Page 218

    C–4 Specifications...

  • Page 219: D Interface Cable Specifications

    Interface Cable Specifications D–1 Interface Cable Specifications Be sure to use the cable specified below in this System. 1. Pin Assignments: The following diagram shows the standard pin assignments of PC centronics cable. Use the cable of standard pin assignments with 7 Grounding Lines.

  • Page 220

    D–2 Interface Cable Specifications - PC Side: EIA 25-pin connector Example HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD. HDBB- or equivalent * All dimensions are shown in inches and are included for reference only. 4. Cable - The connecting cable shall be shielded equally. - Each signal and ground pair shall be twisted.

  • Page 221

    Interface Cable Specifications D–3 [Standard Pin Assignments of PC Centronics Cable configurations Cable] Printer Side PC Side <Centronics 36-pin connector> <Eia 25-pin connector> STROBE DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5 DATA 6 DATA 7 DATA 8 BUSY PAPER EMPTY SELECT...

  • Page 222

    D–4 Interface Cable Specifications Pin Assignment of the printer side connector SIGNAL NAME SIGNAL NAME STROBE DATA 1 DATA 2 DATA 3 DATA 4 DATA 5 DATA 6 DATA 7 DATA 8 BUSY PAPER EMPTY SELECT INIT AUTOFEED FAULT AUXOUT1* 0VDC* CHASSIS GND* AUXOUT2*...

  • Page 223

    Removing SuperScript Files from Your System E–1 Removing SuperScript Files from Your System The SuperScript software kit comes with a utility program to de-install all the SuperScript files on your hard disk and return your system condition to what it was before you installed the SuperScript software.

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    E–2 Removing SuperScript Files from Your System...

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    Glossary–1 Glossary acid content The pH, or the acidity/alkalinity of paper. The acid content is determined by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) cold extrac- tion method. applications A software program that performs a specific task such as creating a spreadsheet or graphics.

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    Glossary–2 bitmap A checkerboard dot-by-dot representation of a text character or graphic image. brightness The whiteness of a piece of paper. Writer paper is usually associated with higher quality papers. buffer An electronic memory where text is stored for processing by the printer. caliper The thickness of a sheet of paper.

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    Glossary–3 density The relative darkness of print or the amount of white that shows through the printed characters. desktop publishing A system that provides you with the ability to pro- duce publication-quality documents. dialog box A box that contains a message requesting informa- tion from you.

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    Furnish can also include how fiber pulp is manufactured. fuser rollers The rollers inside the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 that fuse toner to paper. The rollers should be cleaned whenever the Toner cartridge is clamped. fusing...

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    Glossary–5 handshake A protocol that allows devices to exchange informa- tion about the connection between them, such as when to start exchanging data. icon An image that graphically represents an object, concept, or message. initialization A state where all settings return to their default values.

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    Glossary–6 The acidity/alkalinity of paper. point A unit of measurement for sizing type. One point equals 1/72 inch. porosity The openness of a sheet as determined by the spac- ing between fibers. Sheet porosity is usually evalu- ated by measuring its air permeability and is ex- pressed in Gurley units.

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    The plastic powder in the cartridge that serves as the printer “ink.” toner seal A tab on the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 toner cartridge that you loosen in order to pull out the tape attached to it. The tape seals the toner into the cartridge and must be removed before the Silentwriter SuperScript 610 can print.

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    Glossary–8 Virtual Memory A technology that allows memory to be expanded more than the actual main memory of the computer. When Windows is used in Enhanced mode with an i386 (SX) or newer CPU, a part of the hard disk is used as a swap file and a part of the information stored in the main memory is stored in the swap file thereby virtually expanding the capacity of the main...

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    Glossary–9 xerographic A grade of paper suitable for copying by the paper xerographic process. It is characterized by a smooth finish, heat stability, non-curling qualities, and good aesthetic properties such as color, brightness, and cleanliness.

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    Glossary–10...

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    Index–1 Index Envelopes, 2-21, 6-6, 6-12, 8-11, Accessories and supplies, 1-7 8-14 ASCII, 3-11, 3-14, A-1 Error messages, 5-1 Escape sequences (PCL 4.5), A-15 Book style, 3-10 Face-down door, 2-8 Face-up tray, 2-8 Centronics interface (see Parallel Features (printer), 1-3 Interface), 2-11 Fonts Character sets, A-1...

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    Print speed, 1-3, C-1 Microsoft Write, 3-3 Printer Multi-sheet feed, 8-4 cleaning, 9-8 external parts, 2-8 features, 1-3 (NEC) SuperScript Print Manager, internal parts, 2-11 3-5, 4-1 operating requirements, 2-3 options, 1-6 repacking, 9-26 Operating requirements, 2-3 status messages, 5-1...

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    Index–3 Setup program, 2-27 screen, 2-28 Sharp Edge Technology, 1-4, 4-4 Shipping the printer, 9-22 Single-sheet feed, 8-4 Specifications, C-1 Standard features, 1-3 Status message, 5-3 Storage guidelines, 6-14 Supplies, 1-7 SuperScript Software, 2-27 System font, 10-33 System requirements, 2-7 Test page, 2-37 Test program, 2-34 Toner cartridge, 2-13...

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    Index–4...

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    Employer Responsibilities Because ozone can be an irritant, various regulatory agencies have estab- lished limits to the amount of ozone to which employees may be exposed. The workplace specifications are: A person may not be exposed to an average concentration of greater than 0.1 part per million (PPM) of ozone for a period of eight hours.

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    LASER SAFETY This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S. Depart- ment of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radia- tion.

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    Ozone is only generated while the printer is printing. UL Standards for Ozone The only existing standard for ozone emissions has been established by Underwriters Laboratory (UL). All Silentwriter SuperScript 610 family printers meet this standard when shipped from the factory to our customers.

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    The NEC SuperScript 610 meets the requirements of EPA ENERGY the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star STAR COM- Computers program for printers. The purpose of this PUTERS program is to promote the manufacturing and mar- AWARD keting of energy-efficient office automation equip- ment, thereby potentially reducing combustion- related pollution.

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    NEC Addresses NEC Corporation NEC Information Systems Australia Pty. Ltd. 7-1, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, 20 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest, Tokyo 108-01, Japan N.S.W. 2086, Australia Tel: (03) 3454-1111 Tel: (02) 930-2000 Telex Address: NECTOK J22686 Telefax: (02) 930-2020 Telex Address: NECSYD AA27411 NEC Technologies, Inc.

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