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DIGITAL LASER COPIER
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    MODEL AL-1216 AL-1225 DIGITAL LASER COPIER OPERATION MANUAL Page INTRODUCTION SETTING UP THE UNIT LOADING PAPER MAKING COPIES SPECIAL FUNCTION MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING THE UNIT AL-1216 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (AL-12PK) APPENDIX AL-1225...
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  • Page 3: Cautions On Using

    CAUTIONS Cautions on using Follow the cautions below when using this unit. Warning: • The fusing area is hot. Exercise care in this area when removing misfed paper. • Do not look directly at the light source. Doing so may damage your eyes. •...
  • Page 4: Cautions On Handling

    • Adobe and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. • All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, SHARP has determined that ® this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy...
  • Page 5 STATUS INDICATORS....34 PREPARING THE UNIT FOR MISFEED REMOVAL ....35 INSTALLATION ......8 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (AL-12PK) INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE........ 10 SOFTWARE FOR THE SHARP CONNECTING THE POWER PERSONAL MFP SERIES...40 CORD .......... 12 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS ......41 LOADING PAPER BEFORE INSTALLATION....41...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Conventions used in this manual This operation manual explains the operation of the AL-1216 and AL-1225 models. In cases where the operation is the same, the AL-1225 is used. The differences between the AL-1216 and the AL-1225 are shown below.
  • Page 7: Part Names

    PART NAMES Original cover Original cover Original guide Original guide Feeding Feeding roller cover roller cover Original Original Original feeder tray Original feeder tray exit area exit area SPF scan SPF scan area area Multi-bypass Multi-bypass tray tray Single bypass Single bypass TD cartridge TD cartridge...
  • Page 8: Operation Panel

    OPERATION PANEL Inch system Power save indicator Exposure mode selector key and Lights up when the unit is in a power indicators save mode. (p.26, p.27) Use to sequentially select the exposure Paper feed location indicators modes: AUTO, MANUAL or PHOTO. Selected mode is shown by a lit Light up to show the selected paper indicator.
  • Page 9: Setting Up The Unit

    SETTING UP THE UNIT Follow the installation procedure below to use the unit properly. If the unit does not function properly during setup or use, or if a function cannot be used, see "TROUBLESHOOTING THE UNIT" (p.33). SETUP PROCEDURE When using the unit for the first time, setup the unit following the procedure shown below.
  • Page 10: Checking Packed Components And Accessories

    CHECKING PACKED COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES Open the carton and check if the following components and accessories are included. If anything is not included or is damaged, contact your authorised service representative. Operation manual Drum cartridge (installed in unit) Power cord TD cartridge PREPARING THE UNIT FOR INSTALLATION Be sure to hold the handles on...
  • Page 11 Remove all pieces of tape shown in the illustration below. Then open the original cover/SPF and remove protective materials. After that, take out the bag containing the power cord and TD cartridge. AL-1216 AL-1225 Release the scan head locking switch. The scan head locking switch is under the original table.
  • Page 12: Installing The Td Cartridge

    INSTALLING THE TD CARTRIDGE Open the multi-bypass tray (AL-1225, p.17), and then open the side cover. Remove the CAUTION tape from the front cover and remove the two protective pins from the fusing unit by pulling the strings upward one at a time. Protective pins CAUTION tape Push gently on both sides of the...
  • Page 13 Gently insert the TD cartridge until it locks in place. Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Power Cord

    CONNECTING THE POWER CORD If you use the unit in a country other than the country where the unit was purchased, you will need to make sure that your local power supply is compatible with your model. If you plug the unit into an incompatible power supply, irreparable damage to the unit will result.
  • Page 15: Initial Settings Of Operation Panel

    About the scan head The scan head lamp remains on constantly when the unit is in the ready condition (when the Start indicator is illuminated). The unit adjusts the scan head lamp periodically to maintain copying quality. At this time, the scan head moves automatically. This is normal and does not indicate unit trouble.
  • Page 16: Loading Paper

    LOADING PAPER Follow the steps below to load paper into the tray. PAPER For best results, use only paper recommended by SHARP. Type of paper Type of media Size Weight feeding Paper tray Standard paper A4 (210mm x 297mm) 56g/m...
  • Page 17: Loading The Paper Tray

    LOADING THE PAPER TRAY Raise the handle of the paper tray and pull the paper tray out until it stops. Remove the pressure plate lock. Rotate the pressure plate lock in the direction of the arrow to remove it while pressing down the pressure plate of the paper tray.
  • Page 18 Fan the paper and insert it into the tray. Make sure the edges go under the corner hooks. Do not load paper above the maximum height line ( ). Exceeding the line will cause a paper misfeed. (p.69) Gently push the paper tray back into the unit. •...
  • Page 19: Bypass Feed (Including Special Paper)

    BYPASS FEED (including special paper) The multi-bypass tray (AL-1225) or the single bypass (AL-1216) can be used to feed standard paper, transparency film, labels, envelopes, and other special purpose paper. Paper measuring from A5 to A4 (148mm x 210mm to 210mm x 297 mm) (5-1/ 2"...
  • Page 20 Press the tray select ( ) key to select the multi-bypass tray. The single bypass (AL-1216) If you insert a sheet of paper into the single bypass when multiple copies have been set with the copy quantity setting (p.22), the copy quantity setting will change to "0"...
  • Page 21: Making Copies

    MAKING COPIES This chapter explains basic and other copying functions. The unit is equipped with a one-page memory buffer. This memory allows the unit to scan an original once only and make up to 99 copies. This feature improves workflow, reduces operation noise from the copier, and provides higher reliability by reducing wear and tear on the scanning mechanism.
  • Page 22: Original Placement

    ) mark. Gently close the original cover/SPF. Original scale mark Setting a large original (AL-1216) The original cover can be removed to allow copying of bulky objects. Simply lift the original cover straight To reattach the original cover, reverse the above procedure.
  • Page 23: Using The Spf

    Using the SPF The SPF is designed to hold up to 30 originals measuring from A5 to A4 (148mm x 210mm to 210mm x 297 mm) (5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 14") and weighting from 52g/m to 90g/m (14 lbs. to 23.9 lbs.). •...
  • Page 24: Set The Copy Quantity

    SET THE COPY QUANTITY Set the number of copies using the two copy quantity ( ) keys when copying from the original table or copying from SPF. • Press the clear ( ) key to clear an entry if a mistake is made. •...
  • Page 25: Automatic Exposure Adjustment

    Automatic exposure adjustment This automatic exposure level will remain in effect until you change it again by this procedure. The automatic exposure level can be adjusted to suit your copying needs. This level is set for copying from the original table and copying from the SPF respectively. When adjusting the automatic exposure level for copying from the SPF, place an original in the original feeder tray and make sure that the SPF (...
  • Page 26: Reduction/Enlargement/Zoom

    REDUCTION/ENLARGEMENT/ZOOM Three preset reduction ratios and two enlargement ratios can be selected. The zoom function enables copy ratio selection from 25% to 400% in 1% increments. Set the original and check the paper size. Use the copy ratio selector key and/or zoom ( ) keys to select the desired copy ratio.
  • Page 27 SELECTING THE TRAY (AL-1225) Press the tray select ( ) key. Each time you press the tray select ( ) key, the location indicated by the paper feed location indicator changes in the following order: paper tray, multi-bypass tray.
  • Page 28: Special Function

    SPECIAL FUNCTIONS This chapter describes the special functions of this unit. Use these functions as needed. DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS Toner save mode (page 26) Reduces toner consumption by approximately 10%. Power save modes (page 27) The unit has two power save modes of operation: preheat mode and auto power shut-off mode.
  • Page 29: User Programs

    Press and hold down the exposure mode selector key for approximately 5 seconds. The MANUAL ( ) indicator will go out and the PHOTO ( ) indicator will begin to blink. The light and dark indicator marked "5" will light up, indicating the standard toner mode is active.
  • Page 30: Displaying Total Number Of Copies

    Program Mode Parameters OFF, 1 10sec., 2 30sec. Auto clear time 60sec., 4 90sec., 5 120sec. Preheat mode 30sec., 1 60sec., 2 90sec. Auto power shut- off 2min., *1 5min., 2 15min. timer 30min. 4 60 min. 5 120min. Stream feeding OFF, *1 mode Auto power shut- off...
  • Page 31: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE This chapter describes how to replace the TD cartridge and drum cartridge. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. TD CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT The TD cartridge replacement required ( ) indicator will light up when toner is needed.
  • Page 32: Drum Cartridge Replacement

    Close the front cover and then the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The indicator will go out and the start ( ) indicator will light up. When closing the covers, be sure to close the front cover securely and then close the side cover.
  • Page 33: Cleaning The Unit

    CLEANING THE UNIT Proper care is essential in order to get clean, sharp copies. Be sure to take a few minutes to regularly clean the unit. • Before cleaning, be sure to turn the power switch off and remove the power cord from the outlet.
  • Page 34: Transfer Charger

    Transfer charger If copies start becoming streaky or blotchy, the transfer charger may be dirty. Clean the charger using the following procedure. Turn the power switch off. (p.12) Ensure that the multi-bypass tray is open (AL-1225) and then open the side cover while pressing the side cover open button. Take the charger cleaner out by holding the tab.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting The Unit

    TROUBLESHOOTING THE UNIT This chapter describes misfeed removal and troubleshooting. TROUBLESHOOTING If any problem occurs, check the list below before contacting your authorised service representative. Problem Possible cause Solution Page Unit plugged in? Plug the unit into a grounded outlet. Power switch on? Turn the power switch on.
  • Page 36: Status Indicators

    When the following indicators light up or blink on the operation panel or the following alphanumeric codes appear in the display, solve the problem immediately referring to both the table below and the relevant page. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. Indication Cause and remedy...
  • Page 37: Misfeed Removal

    MISFEED REMOVAL When the misfeed ( ) indicator blinks or blinks in the display, the unit will stop because of a misfeed. If a misfeed occurs when using the SPF, a number may appear in the display after a minus sign. This indicates the number of the originals that must be returned to the original feeder tray after a misfeed.
  • Page 38 A: Misfeed in the paper feed area Gently remove the misfed paper from the paper feed area as shown in the illustration. When blinks in the display and the misfed paper is not seen from the paper feed area, pull out the paper tray and remove the misfed paper.
  • Page 39 Gently remove the misfed paper from under the fusing unit as shown in the illustration. If the paper cannot be removed, proceed to "C: Misfeed in the transport area". The fusing unit is hot. Do not touch the fusing unit when removing misfed paper.
  • Page 40 Raise the fusing unit release lever, close the front cover and then close the side cover by pressing the round projections near the side cover open button. The misfeed ( ) indicator will go out and the start ( ) indicator will light up. D: Misfeed in the SPF (AL-1225) An original misfeed may occur at one of three locations: if the misfed original is seen from the original feeder tray, (A) in the original feeder tray;...
  • Page 41 (C) If the original does not move easily into the exit area, remove it in the direction of the arrow while rotating the knob. A number may appear in the display after a minus sign, indicating the number of the originals that must be returned to the original feeder tray. Clear the misfeed and return the required number of originals.
  • Page 42: Optional Equipment (Al-12Pk)

    The following term is used in this chapter. CD-ROM Means the supplied CD-ROM with the SHARP Personal MFP Series software. SOFTWARE FOR THE SHARP PERSONAL MFP SERIES The supplied CD-ROM includes software for this unit.
  • Page 43: Hardware And Software Requirements

    HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS Check the following hardware and software requirements in order to install the software. Computer type IBM PC/AT or compatible computer equipped with a USB1.1* or bi-directional parallel interface (IEEE 1284) Operating system* Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (ServicePack 5 or later)* , Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional*...
  • Page 44 Flow of installation Refer to the following table and then begin installation. Operating Interface Reference pages for how to install system USB/ Installing onto Windows XP (USB/parallel interface) Windows XP Parallel (p.43) Installing onto Windows 98/Me/2000 (USB interface) (p.47) Windows 98 Installing onto Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000 Parallel (Parallel interface) (p.50)
  • Page 45: Installing The Software

    INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE The following term is used in this section. Means the unit as a printer and scanner. • For this description, it is assumed that the mouse is configured for right hand operation. • To print or scan, the MFP must be in the online state. •...
  • Page 46 • If you are using the parallel interface connection, do not select the Button Manager checkbox because this feature is not supported with the parallel interface. • If the following screen appears, click the "OK" button. Review the contents in "BEFORE INSTALLATION" (p.41), and then select only appropriate the software packages to be installed.
  • Page 47 Begin installation of the Button Manager (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome" window, click the "Next" button. Read the message in the "Please read the following information." window, and then click the "Next" button. When a message appears that lets you specify the location for the software to be installed, click the "Next"...
  • Page 48 Windows XP with the parallel interface, go to step 12. Begin installation of the scanner driver. "SHARP AL-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your MFP) will appear in the "Found New Hardware Wizard" dialog box.
  • Page 49 Installing onto Windows 98/Me/2000 (USB interface) Before starting the installation, make sure the USB interface cable is not connected to the MFP. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click "My Computer" ( ), and then double-click the CD-ROM ( ) icon.
  • Page 50 Copying files for MFP driver installation. After confirming the message in the "Welcome" window, click the "Next" button. A dialog box appears asking you to verify that the interface cable is not connected to the MFP. Make sure that the interface cable is not connected and click the "Next"...
  • Page 51 Begin installation of the Sharpdesk (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome to Sharpdesk installation" window, click the "Next" button. Read the message in the "Information" window, and then click the "Next"...
  • Page 52: Parallel Interface

    Installing onto Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000 (Parallel interface) Before starting the installation, make sure the USB or parallel interface cable is not connected to the MFP. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click "My Computer" ( ), and then double-click the CD-ROM ( ) icon.
  • Page 53 Copying files for MFP driver installation and parallel interface setup (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome" window, click the "Next" button. A dialog box appears asking you to verify that the USB or parallel interface cable is not connected to the MFP.
  • Page 54 Begin installation of the Sharpdesk (This step will start if it was selected in step 4). After confirming the message in the "Welcome to Sharpdesk installation" window, click the "Next" button. Read the message in the "Information" window, and then click the "Next"...
  • Page 55: Indicators On The Operation Panel

    INDICATORS ON THE OPERATION PANEL The ON LINE indicator and the start ( ) indicator indicate the state of the printer or scanner. Start indicator SCANNER indicator Indicates the unit is ON LINE indicator ready for copying or scanning is being performed.
  • Page 56: Using The Printer Mode

    " Printers and Faxes. On Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000, select "Settings" and click "Printers". Click the "SHARP AL-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) printer driver icon in the "Printers" window and from the "File" menu select "Properties".
  • Page 57 Make sure that "SHARP AL-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) is selected as the current printer. If you intend to change any print setting, click the "Preferences" button to open the setting dialog. On Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0, click the "Properties" button.
  • Page 58: Using The Scanner Mode

    Click the "start" button, select "Control Panel" and click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Scanners and Cameras" in the start menu. Right click the "SHARP AL-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) icon and click "Properties"...
  • Page 59 Repeat Step3 to set "ScanMenu SC2" through "ScanMenu SC6". Click the "Scanner events" and select "ScanMenu SC2" from the pull-down menu. Select "Button Manager (SHARP Personal MFP Series)" in "Start this program" and click "Apply". Do the same for each ScanMenu through "ScanMenu SC6".
  • Page 60 Scan Parameter Settings Dialog Box After you have completed the Button Manager settings in Windows, configure the scan settings in Button Manager. To configure the scan settings in Button Manager, right click the ( ) icon in the Taskbar and select "Setting" from the menu that appears.
  • Page 61 Windows Platforms provide a mechanism for software to handle external events for a scanner device like the SHARP AL-xxxx (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) series products. This mechanism is controlled by the device manager on a device basis.
  • Page 62 Using the SCANNER key to begin scanning • Scanning is not possible during a copy job. • If the unit is used to begin a scan job during a print job using the parallel interface connection or the USB interface connection, the scan job will be stored and scanning will begin when the print job is completed.
  • Page 63: Using The Sharp Twain

    To scan the original after the pre-scan, place the original in the SPF once again. Using the SHARP TWAIN Place the original you wish to scan on the original table/SPF. For the procedure for placing the original, see "ORIGINAL PLACEMENT"...
  • Page 64 Select "SHARP Personal MFP Series", and click the "Select" Click here button. If you use more than one scanning device, select the scanner you want to use through the application. The method for accessing the "Select Scanner" option, depends upon the application.
  • Page 65 Click the "start" button , select "Control Panel", and click "Printers and Other Hardware", and then click "Scanners and Cameras" in the start menu. Click the "SHARP AL-xxxx" (where xxxx is the model name of your unit) icon and click "Get picture" in "Imaging Tasks".
  • Page 66: How To Use The Online Manual

    HOW TO USE THE ONLINE MANUAL The online manual provides detailed instructions for operating the unit as the printer or scanner and a list of methods for dealing with printing or scanner problems. To access the online manual, your computer must have Acrobat Reader 5.0 or a later version.
  • Page 67 ) button located at the top-right of the window. • The online manual can be printed out using Acrobat Reader. SHARP recommends printing out the sections which you refer to regularly. • Refer to "Help" of Acrobat Reader for more details on the operation and function of Acrobat Reader.
  • Page 68: Using Other Installed Drivers

    GDI printer or a Windows Printing System printer, you must change the port setting of the printer driver using the following procedure. If another printer does not operate properly when the SHARP Personal MFP Series printer driver is set to "FILE" as described below, uninstall the SHARP Personal MFP Series printer driver.
  • Page 69: Connecting The Interface Cable

    CONNECTING THE INTERFACE CABLE This unit includes both USB and parallel interface connectors. Interface cables for connecting the unit to your computer are not included with this unit. Interface cable Please purchase the appropriate cable for your computer. Parallel interface cable IEEE 1284-Shielded type bi-directional parallel interface cable (2 m (6 feet) Max.) USB interface cable Shielded twisted pair cable, high-speed transmission equivalent (2 m (6 feet) Max.)
  • Page 70 Connecting the parallel interface cable Obtain an IEEE1284 shielded parallel interface cable. Ensure that your computer and unit are turned off. Insert the cable into the parallel interface connector located on the rear of the unit, and fasten with clasps. Insert the other end of the cable into the interface connector of your computer.
  • Page 71: Appendix

    APPENDIX SPECIFICATIONS Model AL-1216 AL-1225 Type Digital laser copier, desk-top type Copy system Dry, electrostatic transfer Originals Sheets, bound documents Paper tray 250 sheets Multi-bypass tray Single bypass, Multi-bypass tray Single bypass (1 sheet) (50 sheets) Paper output tray 100 sheets —...
  • Page 72 Interface port USB interface (USB1.1 Standard) Feed paper lengthwise only. As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units.
  • Page 73: About Supplies And Options

    When ordering supplies, please use the correct part numbers as listed below. Be sure to use only genuine SHARP parts and supplies. For best copying results, be sure to use only SHARP Genuine Supplies which are designed, engineered, and tested to maximise the life and performance of SHARP copiers.
  • Page 74: Proper Storage

    Push the centre of the pressure plate down until it locks in place and lock the plate using the pressure plate lock which has been stored in the front of the paper tray. Push the paper tray back into the unit. Lock the scan head locking switch (p.9).
  • Page 75: Index

    INDEX Acrobat Reader ......... 65 Dark key ........6, 22 Alarm indicator Display..........6 - Drum replacement required Displaying total number of copies ..28 indicator......6, 30, 34 Disposing of TD cartridge....29 - Misfeed indicator ....6, 34, 35 Drum cartridge........
  • Page 76 Side cover ........... 5 Side cover open button ....... 5 Name Single bypass ........18 - Operation panel......6 Software for the SHARP Personal MFP - Part names ........5 Series ..........40 Specifications ........69 SPF ........... 21 ON LINE indicator ......6, 53 SPF indicator.........
  • Page 77 Zoom key........6, 24 Using the manuals....... 4 Using the printer mode ...... 54 Using the scanner mode ....56 Using the SHARP TWAIN ....61 INDEX BY PURPOSE Checking the package ......8 Removing paper jams Cleaning the unit - Fusing area ........
  • Page 78: Software License

    SHARP’S Licensors and any other proprietary legends of SHARP and/or its Licensors that were on the original copy of the Software. You may also transfer all your license rights in the software, the backup copy of the Software, the related documentation and a copy of this License to another party, provided the other party reads and agrees to the terms and conditions of this License.
  • Page 79 DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In no event shall SHARP'S total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you for the Software.
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  • Page 83 In some areas, the “POWER” switch positions are marked “I ” and “ ” on the copier instead of “ON” and “OFF”. The symbol “ ” denotes the copier is not completely de-energized but in a stand-by condition at this “POWER” switch position. If your copier is so marked, please read “...
  • Page 84 SHARP CORPORATION Printed on Recycled Paper PRINTED IN CHINA 2002G TINSE0776QSZZ...

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