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  • Page 1 QMS magicolor LX ® Printer User’s Guide 1800409-001A EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 2 Cen tu ry Schoolbook /Linotype-Hell AG and/or its subsidiaries. HP , HP PCL , HP-GL , PaintJet , ColorPro /Hewlett-Packard. IBM , IBM PC , AT , Token-Ring , DisplayWrite /IBM. Intel /Intel. ITC Avant Garde Gothic , ITC Zapf...
  • Page 3: Dear Customer

    Well, if he were living today, we’re sure he’d add manuals to this list. Just about everything you buy is accompanied by a manual—and your new QMS printer is no exception. Now, we know that even though we’ve devoted our lives to writing manuals, very few people actually enjoy reading them.
  • Page 4 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Typographic Conventions ....1-6 Printer Features ....... 1-7 Color Laser Technology .
  • Page 6 Filling the Paper Cassette ..... . 2-38 Starting the Printer ......2-43 Connecting the Power Cord.
  • Page 7 Configuration Method Priorities ....4-2 The Printer’s Control Panel ..... 4-3 The LCD Message Window .
  • Page 8 Lineprinter Emulation Features Commands ..4-57 PostScript Emulation Features Commands ..4-58 Printer Features Commands....4-58 Chapter 5 Print Media and Daily Operations Introduction.
  • Page 9 Diagnostic and Special Pages....5-19 The Start-up Page......5-19 The Status Pages .
  • Page 10 Fine-Tuning Color Output ..... . 7-6 Printer Default Halftone Settings ....7-6 Dither Pattern .
  • Page 11 No Start-up Page ......9-24 Printer Resets ......9-25 Printer Locks Up .
  • Page 12 Serial ........B-12 IBM PC/XT, PC/AT, and Compatible Computers .
  • Page 13 Disk Cache ....... . D-8 MB Printer Mem ......D-9 System Memory.
  • Page 14 Implementation ......D-13 Updated DOCs ......D-14 PCL 5 Emulation Terminology .
  • Page 15: Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter highlights: About the documentation About your printer EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 16 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 17 A4 media sizes. It also features an Energy Saver mode for reduced power consumption when not printing. The printer ships with either 12 or 24 MB of RAM. See “Printer Features,” later in this chapter, for a detailed list of your printer’s capabilities.
  • Page 18: About This Manual

    Directs you in unpacking and installing the printer. Chapter 3: Connecting the Printer Discusses Simultaneous Interface Operation (SIO) and Emulation Sensing Processor (ESP) mode, and explains how to connect the printer to a host through the LocalTalk, parallel, or serial port. Operation Chapter 4: Printer Configuration...
  • Page 19 Chapter 7: Optimizing Color Output Discusses Q technology, explains how to fine-tune color options, discusses color matching, and lists the printer’s typefaces. Chapter 8: Printer Options Describes installing and using optional printer hardware, such as font, emulation, and security cards; memory upgrades (SIMMs);...
  • Page 20: Optional Documentation

    Chapter 1 IBM PC/XT, IBM PC/AT, and parallel (Centronics and Dataproducts) cables. Appendix C: Notices Presents legal, safety, and other notices. Appendix D: Additional Technical Information Provides information on how your printer works, and on customizing the printer’s memory allocation.
  • Page 21: Other Documentation

    Support,” of this document explains how to use these services. Printer Option Documentation If you purchased a printer option (for example, a direct network interface card), you may have received separate documentation for it. Check chapter 8, “Printer Options,” of this manual for additional option information.
  • Page 22: Typographic Conventions

    Mixed-Case Courier displayed on the computer monitor Variable text you type; replace the italicized word(s) Mixed-Case Italic with information specific to your printer or workstation Courier Information displayed in the printer message window UPPERCASE COURIER lowercase bold PostScript operators lowercase italic Variable information in text and PostScript variables...
  • Page 23: Printer Features

    Vorgehensweise, da sonst Verletzungsgefahr bestehen könnte. Printer Features The following overview acquaints you with the printer’s major features and their benefits. Consult the table of contents or index (blue pages) of this manual to find more information on the features.
  • Page 24: Multiple Resolutions

    QMS Automatic Color Control and color management systems. Multiple Resolutions If you purchased a printer with 12 MB RAM, you can print color or monochrome documents in 300 dpi or monochrome documents in 600 dpi. You can print color and monochrome documents in 600 dpi if you install additional RAM in the printer.
  • Page 25: Energy Saver Mode

    (which you define). The Energy Star version of the magicolor LX printer (look for an Energy Star label on the back of...
  • Page 26 Emulation Sensing Processor Technology When in ESP mode (selectable through PS Executive Series Utilities or the control panel), the printer analyzes incoming data and selects the appropriate printer language from those available, so users don’t have to set switches or send commands to use different printer emulations.
  • Page 27: Media Flexibility

    Daily Operations,” for detailed information on different media types. Automatic Jam Recovery The printer has jam recovery, so that after a jam is removed, the printer automatically reprints the jammed page(s) and finishes the job. Convenient Control Panel Operation...
  • Page 28: Ps Executive Series Utilities

    Resident HP PCL 5C and HP-GL Emulation Your printer emulates the HP PaintJet XL300 PCL 5C printer. This emulation supports the complete set of color commands in the XL300, 13 outline typefaces, and 7 PCL Courier and Lineprinter bitmap fonts (see “The Resident HP PCL Fonts”...
  • Page 29: 39 Resident Postscript Fonts

    Fonts and printer emulations are contained on small printer circuit boards called cards, which can be plugged into slots on the front of the printer. Contact your QMS vendor for a complete list of available cards. Direct Network Interface for Ethernet or Token-Ring...
  • Page 30 Chapter 1 Your printer comes standard with an upgradable 80 MB internal hard disk. Also, through the resident 25-pin SCSI connector port, the printer’s capabilities can be expanded with up to six external hard disks. A hard disk provides storage for a cache of character bitmaps, downloaded outline fonts, and other files.
  • Page 31: Initial Printer Setup

    Chapter 2 Initial Printer Setup Chapter highlights: Finding a good location for your printer Unpacking your printer Installing the developer and toner Installing the cleaning pad, oil, bottle, and waste toner pack Installing OPC belt cartridge and paper cassette Printing a start-up page...
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  • Page 33: Introduction

    Introduction This chapter explains how to set up the printer for the first time. For quick information on replacing print media, developer, and toner after the initial setup, see chapters 5 and 6, “Print Media and Daily Operations,” and “Consumables and Preventative Maintenance.”...
  • Page 34: Finding A Good Location For Your Printer

    Chapter 2 Finding a Good Location for Your Printer Location Requirements Your printer should located On a hard, level surface (maximum 1° slant) capable of supporting the printer weight (approximately 106 lbs/48 kg). Away from cooling sources, heating sources, extreme temperature changes, direct sunlight, excessive dust, and corrosive chemicals or vapors.
  • Page 35 With proper clearance and ventilation area: left side 36" (90 cm), right side 4" (10 cm), front 28" (70 cm), rear 16" (40 cm). With enough space for you to open the printer and to access the paper cassette(s). Figure 2.1 illustrates the proper clearance for your printer.
  • Page 36: What's Included In The Shipment

    PCL fonts on a DOS disk). Interface cables aren’t included with the printer. Contact your QMS vendor if you need cables. See chapter 3, “Connecting the Printer,” for information on cables, and appendix B, “Technical Specifications,” for cable pinouts. If you find any part of the shipment missing or damaged, contact the shipping company or your QMS vendor immediately.
  • Page 37: Qms Product Registration

    Chapter 2 QMS Product Registration Register your QMS product now. In the US, call (800) 637-8049 to register. In other countries, see appendix A, “QMS Customer Support,” for the appropriate number. I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p 2 - 5 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 38: Unpacking The Printer

    The packing materials that protect the printer during shipment must be removed. You might want to save the packing materials in case you ever have to move or ship the printer. CAUTION: You may damage the printer if you turn it on before all packing materials are removed. WARNING! The printer weighs approximately 106 lbs (48 kg) without consumables.
  • Page 39 Chapter 2 Fig. 2.2 Unpacking the Printer I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p 2 - 7 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 40 Before you begin setup, take a few minutes to look over figures 2.3 and 2.4. They provide a quick overview of the exterior parts of your printer. 2 - 8 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 41 Chapter 2 Fig. 2.3 Front View of the Printer Fig. 2.4 Back View of the Printer I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p 2 - 9 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 42 Remove the two polystyrene inserts from the top cover of the printer. Remove all packing tape from the exterior of the printer. Grasp the front end of the top cover and lift it up to remove it (fig. 2.5). Then, set the cover aside for now.
  • Page 43: Installing Developer And Toner Cartridges

    When you load developer and toner cartridges, the colors must be in a set order from the back of the printer to the front. Black should be loaded in the slot closest to the rear of the printer, followed by cyan, then magenta, and finally yellow in the front slot.
  • Page 44 Chapter 2 CAUTION: The same color developer and toner cartridges must always be loaded in the same place on the printer. To prevent accidental mixing of colors, each toner cartridge has pins that are keyed to fit only the developer cartridge of the corresponding color.
  • Page 45 Holding the developer cartridge by the green latches, gently lower it into the open cartridge slot closest to the back end of the printer until it seats firmly under the securing latches (fig. 2.7). Fig. 2.7 Load Developer Cartridge (front view)
  • Page 46 Chapter 2 Close the green latches by pushing them forward and down to hold the developer cartridge in place (fig. 2.8). Fig. 2.8 Close Latches (rear view) 2 - 1 4 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p...
  • Page 47 Grasp the tab on the top of the developer cartridge. Pull the tab and attached clear tape straight up and out of the cartridge, making sure the tape comes completely out (fig. 2.9). Then, discard the tab and tape. Fig. 2.9 Remove Sealing Tape (rear view) Locate the toner cartridge that matches the color of the developer cartridge just installed, and remove it from its protective bag.
  • Page 48 Chapter 2 Hold the toner cartridge as shown in figure 2.10, and shake it horizontally. This distributes toner evenly inside the cartridge and helps assure quality printing. Fig. 2.10 Distribute Toner in Cartridge 2 - 1 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p...
  • Page 49 CAUTION: Never force a toner cartridge onto the wrong developer cartridge. Not only will this damage the cartridges, but also the pressure can damage the printer. Lower the toner cartridge until it fits firmly onto the notches on the developer cartridge (fig. 2.11).
  • Page 50 Chapter 2 10. Press the top of the toner cartridge until the cartridge latches securely in place. 11. Grasp the tab on the top of the toner cartridge. 12. Hold the toner cartridge in place with one hand as you pull the tab and attached clear tape straight up and completely out of the cartridge (fig.
  • Page 51 Chapter 2 When you finish, the black cartridges should be in the last slot toward the back of the printer, then the cyan in the next slot, the magenta in the third slot coming forward, and the yellow in the front slot.
  • Page 52: Removing The Pressure-Release Pieces

    Pull back the two latches (one on each side) of the separator pawl unit to unlock it. Then, tilt the pawl unit back in the direction of paper exit unit at the back of the printer (fig. 2.14). 2 - 2 0...
  • Page 53 Chapter 2 Fig. 2.14 Open Separator Pawl Unit (front view) I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p 2 - 2 1 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 54 Chapter 2 Open the pressure-release lever on the end of the fuser unit (fig. 2.15). Fig. 2.15 Open the Lever (rear view) 2 - 2 2 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p...
  • Page 55 Grasp the tab end of one of the green pressure-release pieces and gently pull it up and out of the printer (fig. 2.16). Remove the piece at the other end of the fuser roller in the same manner. Fig. 2.16 Remove Both Pieces (front view) Store the two pressure-release pieces in a safe place.
  • Page 56: Installing The Cleaning Pad And Oil Bottle

    Chapter 2 Installing the Cleaning Pad and Oil Bottle The cleaning pad removes printing debris (such as excess toner and paper dust) from the fusing unit. The oil keeps toner from sticking to the fuser rollers. Instructions for installing the cleaning pad and oil bottle are given in this section.
  • Page 57 Holding the cleaning pad by its center tab, align the center of the tab with the triangle mark on the printer (tab-side away from the triangle) (fig. 2.17). Slide the pad into the slot above the heat roller (fig. 2.17). The pad is correctly positioned when it is centered snugly in the slot.
  • Page 58 Chapter 2 Snap the separator pawl unit closed (fig. 2.18). Fig. 2.18 Close Separator Pawl Unit (front view) 2 - 2 6 I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 59 Fig. 2.19 Install the Oil Bottle (rear view) I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p...
  • Page 60 Chapter 2 Close the oil bottle retainer, making sure the latch snaps back in place. Close the paper exit unit (fig. 2.20). Fig. 2.20 Close the Paper Exit Unit (rear view) 2 - 2 8 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p...
  • Page 61 Chapter 2 10. Replace the top cover (fig. 2.21). Fig. 2.21 Replace the Top Cover (front view) Now install the waste toner pack. The next section covers this process. I n i t i a l P r i n t e r S e t u p 2 - 2 9 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 62: Installing The Waste Toner Pack

    Chapter 2 Installing the Waste Toner Pack NOTE: For information on replacing a used waste toner pack, see chapter 6 , “Consumables and Preventative Maintenance.” To install the waste toner pack Remove the waste toner pack from its protective bag. Follow the instructions accompanying the pack for assembling it, being careful not to puncture the bag.
  • Page 63 Holding the waste toner pack by the side tab, insert the pack into the printer until it fits securely (fig. 2.23). Then, lift up slightly on the tab to be sure the pack is level and centered. Fig. 2.23 Insert the Waste Toner Pack in the Printer Close the waste toner door.
  • Page 64: Installing The Opc Belt Cartridge

    Installing the OPC Belt Cartridge This section covers installing the OPC (Organic Photoconductor) belt cartridge into your printer. See “How Your Printer Works” in appendix D for details on the role the OPC belt plays in printing. Replacing the cartridge is covered in chapter 6, “Consumables and Preventative Maintenance.”...
  • Page 65 Remove the OPC belt cartridge from its protective bag. NOTE: Be sure to save the protective bag to use during printer cleaning and maintenance when the OPC belt cartridge is out of the printer.
  • Page 66 NOTE: The pressure release and tension release pins protect the belt and its cleaning blade by relieving tension during shipment. Save these pins to reinstall them if you need to ship the printer later. Fig. 2.25 Remove the Release Pins 2 - 3 4...
  • Page 67 Make sure the green handle on the end of the OPC belt cartridge is turned up (unlocked). Slide the cartridge three-quarters of the way into the printer until the notches on each side of the bottom rest on the lip of the manual feed tray (fig.
  • Page 68 NOTE: If the light-shield paper doesn’t slide out easily or if it should begin to tear, pull the OPC belt cartridge a little farther out of the printer and try again. Fig. 2.27 Remove the Light-Shield Paper 2 - 3 6...
  • Page 69 Firmly slide the cartridge the rest of the way into the printer until it snaps into place. It is in place when you can see the green arrows inside the metal frame of the printer. Turn the green end-handle on the cartridge down to close it and lock the cartridge in place.
  • Page 70: Filling The Paper Cassette

    Chapter 5 also contains information about margins and imageable areas. Pull the paper cassette out of the printer (fig. 2.29). Fig. 2.29 Remove the Paper Cassette 2 - 3 8...
  • Page 71 Make sure the size key slide on the back end of the cassette is set for letter- or A4-size media (fig. 2.30). NOTE: The printer comes from the factory configured to print on letter- or A4-size media. If you want to print on a different size media, see “Refilling the Media Cassette”...
  • Page 72 Chapter 2 From the paper wrapping, determine which is the printing side of the paper (an arrow points in the direction of the printing side on most wrappers). Then remove a stack of paper approximately 1"/27 mm (250 sheets) or less. NOTE: Make sure the paper is in good condition, free of such things as folds, tears, or wrinkles.
  • Page 73 Load the paper printing-side up in the cassette, top end first for letterhead or preprinted media. (Printing on the wrong side may reduce print quality.) Make sure the paper lies flat and does not exceed the upper-limit mark on the cassette for foil (transparencies) or paper (fig.
  • Page 74 Chapter 2 Slide the filled cassette into the printer (fig. 2.33) until it snaps firmly into place and is flush with the front of the printer. Fig. 2.33 Slide the Cassette into the Printer 2 - 4 2 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 75: Starting The Printer

    Connecting the Power Cord The power connector is on the back of the printer on the lower-left side. CAUTION: Make sure that the main power switch on the back of the printer is off (the O is pressed down).
  • Page 76: Using The Power Switches

    Turn on the back switch by setting it to the on (|) position. Turn on the front switch by pressing it in.
  • Page 77 Otherwise, see chapter 9, “Troubleshooting,” for more information, and be aware of the following warning. WARNING! Be sure to turn the printer off (both switches), and then unplug it before checking your installation. ACHTUNG! Bitte schalten Sie unbedingt den Drucker aus und ziehen Sie den Netzstecker heraus bevor Sie die korrekte Installation des Druckers überprüfen.
  • Page 78: Installing Options

    Chapter 2 Installing Options If you purchased any printer options, such as extra memory or emulations, install these now. If installation instructions are included with the option, follow those, and be sure to check for additional instructions in chapter 8, “Printer Options.” Then return to chapter 3, “Connecting the Printer,”...
  • Page 79: Connecting The Printer

    Chapter 3 Connecting the Printer Chapter highlights: Connecting to a network Connecting to a Macintosh Connecting to a PC About printer communication modes EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 81: Introduction

    Introduction This chapter explains how to connect your printer to a host computer after you have set it up according to the instructions in the previous chapter, “Initial Printer Setup.” Connecting to a Network If you’ve purchased a network interface for your printer, see chapter 8, “Printer Options,”...
  • Page 82: Connecting To A Macintosh

    Chapter 3 Connecting to a Macintosh What You Need To connect your printer to a single Macintosh, you need the items shown in the illustration below: Two PhoneNET-type transformer boxes You need one with a DIN-8 connector for the printer port and one with the connector required by your Macintosh (usually a DIN-8).
  • Page 83: Making The Connection

    COLOR and type selection), or if you’ve never printed to a PostScript printer before, you need to take a few minutes to load the following software from the Macintosh disks we shipped with your printer: C o n n e c t i n g t h e P r i n t e r...
  • Page 84: Installing The Printer Utilities

    (PPD, PDX, or PDF) for your particular software. (You can probably print without them, but you may not be able to access all your printer’s features, and you may get an error message telling you to change the printer name.)
  • Page 85: Installing Laserwriter 8.X And The Magicolor Lx 4.1 Ppd

    “Installing the Printer Utilities.” Make backup copies of your current LaserWriter drivers and the contents of your Printer Descriptions folder. (If you use System 7, these files are stored in the Extensions folder in your System Folder. If you use System 6, these files are stored in the System Folder.)
  • Page 86 Open the Ver 4.1 folder inside the PPDs folder. Select the magicolor LX PPD in the Ver 4.1 folder and drag it to the Printer Descriptions folder you created in step 4. 10. From the Apple menu, choose Chooser. 11. In the Chooser window, select the LaserWriter 8.x icon and select the QMS magicolor LX.
  • Page 87: Installing Printer Description Files

    Note for Adobe Photoshop Users If you use Adobe PhotoShop, go to PhotoShop’s Page Setup dialog box, and select Use Printer’s Default Screen under the Screens option. (This allows your choices in the QMS driver to take effect.) Installing Printer Description Files...
  • Page 88: Testing Macintosh Communication

    Testing Macintosh Communication You can test communication between the printer selected in the Chooser and the Macintosh by sending a file to the printer from an application (see your application documentation for more information), or by printing a directory, as described here:...
  • Page 89: Where To Go Now

    For information on print media types and sizes, see chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations.” For information about using your printer’s color-printing features, see chapter 7 of this manual, “Optimizing Color Output.” C o n n e c t i n g t h e P r i n t e r...
  • Page 90: Connecting To A Pc

    (if it’s not already installed) any operating system software, such as DOS and Windows. What You Need To connect your printer to a single PC, you need one of the following interface cables (not included with your printer, but available at any computer store):...
  • Page 91: Making The Connection

    CAUTION: If you’re connecting the printer to a single computer, turn off both systems first. At back of the printer, attach one end of the cable to the appropriate port. Parallel users: Connect the 36-pin end of the cable to the printer port labeled “parallel,”...
  • Page 92: Pc Printing Software

    You can refer to your application documentation for instructions on sending documents to the printer. However, if you want to be able to use all your printer’s special features (like Q COLOR size and type selection, and collation), or if you’ve never printed...
  • Page 93: Ps Executive Series Printer Utility Software

    Aldus PageMaker, or Adobe PhotoShop) PS Executive Series Printer Utility Software PS Exec, included on the DOS disks we shipped with your printer, is a utility for controlling the printer from the computer. For example, through PS Exec you can turn off the start-up page,...
  • Page 94: Installing The Windows 3.1 Driver

    PageMaker) requires the use of the Microsoft PostScript driver, then we recommend using the Microsoft driver along with the QMS WPD file, to add printer-specific capabilities to the driver. (In this case, the QMS driver for Windows can remain loaded in order to be used for other applications.) The QMS WPD file is on the...
  • Page 95 (magicolor LX). 12. Choose OK to return to the Printers dialog box. 13. Choose Set As Default Printer to make the QMS printer the default printer. 14. Repeat steps 5 through 12 to install the QMS driver for other ports or choose Close to exit the Printers dialog box.
  • Page 96: Printer Description Files (Pc)

    If you use QuarkXPress 3.3, after you install the QMS driver for Windows, install the magicolor LX PDF according to the instructions in your QuarkXPress documentation for installing PDFs. The table below shows which printer halftone setting will be in effect for the Quark LPI setting chosen: 15 to 44...
  • Page 97: Testing Parallel Communication

    These are end-of-file characters. You must type showpage, which is a PostScript command telling the printer to eject a page, in lowercase letters. The symbol means press the Enter key, as it does throughout our documentation.
  • Page 98 Chapter 3 If the printer and computer are communicating, a blank page should eject from the printer. You are ready to start printing. If a blank page does not eject and you typed the file correctly, check your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to see if LPT1 (the parallel port) is being directed to COM1 (the serial port).
  • Page 99: Testing Serial Communication

    I f not, check the computer documentation for the COM port names. If a blank page ejects from the printer, the printer and the computer are communicating. You are ready to start printing. If a blank page does not eject and you typed the file correctly, make sure the printer’s serial port settings match those of the...
  • Page 100: Checking Serial Communication Settings

    9600 for baud rate, n (no) parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bits. The p stands for infinite retry. To find out what the printer’s serial settings are, check the printer’s start-up page, which printed out when you first turned it on. It lists the printer’s current serial port settings.
  • Page 101 COMMUNICATIONS SERIAL Press the Select key to enter the Serial menu, then press the Next key until the message window displays SERIAL BAUD RATE Press the Select key to enter the Baud Rate menu. The message window displays the currently selected baud rate (* represents a default setting): *9600 BAUD Press the Next key until the correct baud rate is displayed.
  • Page 102: About The Printer's Communication Modes

    IDLE. 11. To verify the changes you just made, print a start-up page by turning the printer off, then back on. Compare the serial port settings listed on the page to those in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
  • Page 103: Simultaneous Interface Operation (Sio)

    Emulation Sensing Processing (ESP) Modes You can either allow your printer to operate in its default ESP mode or configure its ports to accept jobs in only a particular emulation (for example, PostScript only, HP PCL 5 only, or HP-GL only.)
  • Page 104 Chapter 3 If you configure an interface port for ESP mode, then print jobs are processed without your having to change printer switch settings or send software commands to accommodate different printer emulations. 3 - 2 4 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 105: Printer Configuration

    Chapter 4 Printer Configuration Chapter highlights: Printer configuration methods Control panel components and functions Moving through the menu and selecting options Description of the printer’s configuration menu Document Option Commands supported EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 107: Introduction

    Controlling the Printer with PS Executive Utilities The PS Executive Series printer utilities software (shipped with the printer) provides a way to control the printer from a host. The PS Executive Series Utilities README file and the on-line documentation explain how to install and use this software.
  • Page 108: Configuration Method Priorities

    Another way to control the printer is through the Configuration menu, which you access through the printer’s control panel. The printer is configured at the factory for the most typical printing environments, so most users don’t have to enter the Configuration menu often.
  • Page 109: The Printer's Control Panel

    Chapter 4 The Printer’s Control Panel Figure 4.1 shows the printer’s control panel. Fig. 4.1 Printer Control Panel P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n 4 - 3...
  • Page 110: The Lcd Message Window

    Status messages display in order of priority if the printer is on line; they don’t display if the printer is off line. Chapter 9, “Troubleshooting,”...
  • Page 111: The Function Keys

    The Function Keys The printer control panel has eight function keys. The top row of keys (Online/Offline, Tray Select, Media, Cancel) is for frequently used operations. The bottom row of keys is used to navigate menus, select options, and enter values.
  • Page 112 Chapter 4 once brings it back on line. When the printer is on line (ready to accept and process new print jobs), the Online LED on the control panel is illuminated. The Tray Select key allows you to select the cassette...
  • Page 113 Press the Next key to scroll forward through the options in a menu or to scroll through characters available for alphanumeric values. NOTE: Always make sure the printer is idle and off line before making configuration changes. If the printer is not idle, jobs may be lost.
  • Page 114: Using The Configuration Menu

    Table 4.1 shows how to select a menu option, using as an example configuring the parallel interface for PostScript mode. NOTE: The printer must be off line and idle for you to change printer configuration. If the printer is not idle, jobs may be lost.
  • Page 115 Press ONLINE/ You take the printer off line. OFFLINE MENU You enter the Configuration menu. NEXT You scroll to the Administration menu. SELECT You enter the Administration menu, and the first submenu, Communications, displays. SELECT You enter the Communications menu, and the first submenu, Timeouts, displays.
  • Page 116: Entering Alphanumeric Values

    When you select a new alphanumeric value, the printer checks to see if it is valid. If it is invalid, the alphanumeric value reappears for editing. Press the Menu key to cancel any changes to the value.
  • Page 117 You scroll to the Yes option. SELECT You save your changes. ONLINE/ You put the printer on line. OFFLINE Table 4.2 Entering Alphanumeric Values P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n...
  • Page 118: Saving Configuration Selections

    If you want the changes you made to take effect, press the Next key to change NO to YES and then press the Select key. The changes are saved and take effect when you put the printer back on line. If the Message Window displays WAITING FOR IDLE, the system is finishing jobs in progress under the old configuration values, but is not allowing any new jobs to begin.
  • Page 119 P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n...
  • Page 120: The Main Menu Groups

    Chapter 4 The Main Menu Groups The main menu groups in the Configuration menu are Operator Control and Administration (with the Installation menu also appearing if a security cartridge is installed) (fig. 4.2). Related functions are grouped together within submenus. The scrolling order of menu options on a given level varies.
  • Page 121: The Installation Menu

    The Installation Menu The Installation menu (fig. 4.3) appears only when a security card is in use. This menu is used to password-protect the Operator Control and Administration menus. INSTALLATION USE ADMIN PWD Fig. 4.3 Installation Menu Installation/Operator Passwrd The Operator Passwrd menu allows you to choose the password (up to 16 characters in length) used to enter the Operator Control menu when Use Operator Pwd is set to on.
  • Page 122: Installation/Use Operator Pwd

    Chapter 4 Installation/Use Operator Pwd The Use Operator Pwd menu determines if a password is required to enter the Operator Control menu. The choices are on or off; the factory default is off. Installation/Admin Password The Admin Password menu allows you to choose the password (up to 16 characters) used to enter the Administration menu when Use Admin Pwd is set to on.
  • Page 123: The Operator Control Menu

    COLOR MODEL Fig. 4.4 Operator Control Menu Operator Control/Media NOTES: The printer must be turned off and on again before changes to this menu take effect. The Media key on the printer’s control panel provides a faster means of P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n...
  • Page 124: Operator Control/Copies

    Use this option to tell the printer what type of media is in each tray so the printer can optimize output for that media type. To use the Media menu, first select a media tray (upper for the standard cassette slot, lower for the optional sheet feeder, or manual for the manual-feed tray).
  • Page 125: Operator Control/Chain Inputbins

    Use this option to select between full-color or monochrome printing. The factory default is full color. Monochrome must be selected as the default if you want to print 600 dpi jobs on a printer with less than 24 MB RAM. You also may want to select monochrome when printing on legal-size media, because the printer’s imageable region for full color is limited to 8.1"...
  • Page 126: The Administration Menu

    ENGINE Fig. 4.5 Administration Menu NOTE: The items designated as factory default indicate those present when QMS ships the printer. The default of the system is the value or option last chosen. The options 4 - 2 0 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 127: Administration/Communications

    Administration/Communications menu. Administration/Communications/Timeouts The Timeouts option sets a limit to the amount of time the printer waits on transmission from the host for various types of data. Setting a timeout to 00000 is the same as specifying no timeout.
  • Page 128 Chapter 4 99999, with a factory default of 00030. If the printer goes idle after 30 seconds and does not print, this timeout should be increased. Large jobs, such as graphics applications or computer-aided design, require this number to be increased to 00300. Note: When a print job is sent from a Macintosh, the PS Wait timeout is automatically changed to 300.
  • Page 129 Baud Rate The baud rate is a measure of the rate of transmission (bits per second) from host to printer over the serial channel. The baud rate options are 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, and 38400. The factory default is 9600.
  • Page 130 XON/XOFF. Xmit Sw The software communication protocol used by the host Flow Ctl to control communication with the printer. The options are none, XON/XOFF, ETX/ACK. The factory default is none. Data Bits The number of data bits (either 7 bits or 8 bits) transmitted per character.
  • Page 131 See appendix D, “Additional Technical Information,” for more information on PS Protocol. Administration/Communications/Parallel This option allows you to configure the printer to match the host communications when using the parallel interface. Mode Mode allows or disallows the PostScript emulation interactive mode from the host.
  • Page 132 Conventional, the factory default option, allows one AppleTalk connection and accepts only one print job at a time. If two users send print jobs to the printer, the workstation belonging to the first user is tied up until the first job has been printed, and the workstation belonging to the second user is tied up until both jobs have been printed.
  • Page 133 Chapter 4 one print job at a time. Workstations are not tied up while jobs are printing. Min K Spool The minimum amount of RAM (KB) dedicated to the LocalTalk interface. Do not set this value greater than K Mem for Spool. The default is 00015. P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n 4 - 2 7 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 134: Administration/Emulations

    Chapter 4 Administration/Communications/Network Interface This option allows you to configure printer-host communications when using an optional interface card. Appendix D of this manual, “Additional Technical Information,” contains information about the PS Protocol option. See the documentation that came with the interface card for details on other options.
  • Page 135 (such as your monitor), a color rendering dictionary is necessary to tell the printer how to print colors that are out of its range. See “Printer-Resident Color Rendering Dictionaries” in chapter 7, “Optimizing Color Output,”...
  • Page 136 Font In this submenu, you can enter the name of a font (any PostScript font on the printer) to be used for Lineprinter jobs. The factory default is Courier. To see a list of PostScript fonts available, print an advanced status page from the front control panel (from the Administration/Special Pages/Print Status submenu).
  • Page 137 Line Specifies that a five-digit number is to be prefixed to Numbering the beginning of each line. The choices are On and Off. Off is the default. Specifies the number of spaces between tab stops. The Stops minimum is 0 and the maximum is 256. The default is LF IS CRLF Stipulates whether each line feed in the print job is translated to a carriage return/linefeed combination.
  • Page 138 Chapter 4 Plotter Choices include 7550A (the factory default), 7475A, 7470A, and ColorPro. Scaling Choices range from 1 to 150 percent of the original Percent size. The default is 100 percent. NOTE: To scale plots, select the paper size originally used for the plot in the Paper Type menu;...
  • Page 139 Q-FAX, and CompuServe, has information on HP PCL 5C. Default Sets the printer default fonts. Choices are Courier 10 Font point (12 pitch), Courier 10 Bold, Courier 10 Italic, Courier 12 point (10 pitch), Courier 12 Bold, Courier...
  • Page 140 Chapter 4 Line Adds an indicator that controls the way the printer Termination interprets CR (carriage return) and LF (line feed) characters. The options are CR=CR, LF=LF; CR=CR+LF, LF=LF; CR=CR, LF=CR+LF; CR or LF=CR+LF. The factory default is CR=CR, LF=LF.
  • Page 141 Sets the printer to monochrome (2 pen). Sets the printer to color (8 pens). When set to on, the printer maps each pen to its as- signed color, then converts the color to a grayscale using the National Television System Committee (NTSC) color standard for luminosity coefficients (Additive System): Y = .3R + .59G + .11B...
  • Page 142 (optional manuals available from your QMS vendor) also have information on optional emulations. Administration/Emulations/ESP Default This setting tells the printer what emulation to default to if the printer’s emulation sensing technology is unable to identify the emulation needed for a particular job. Default emulation options include PostScript, PCL 5C, HP-GL, and Lineprinter.
  • Page 143: Administration/Special Pages

    TRAILER PAGE Fig. 4.8 Special Pages Submenu Administration/Special Pages/Print Status Use this option to print a printer-status page. The standard status page lists printer identification information and settings, current memory configuration, timeout values, communication settings, and input buffer sizes. It also has tickmarks for measuring the printer’s alignment.
  • Page 144 Administration/Special Pages/Header Inputbin You can select the inputbin (tray or cassette) from which the printer pulls media when printing the header page. Choices are upper and lower. Upper is the factory default. NOTE: If you used the Administration/Engine/Inputbin x Name option to change the names of the input bins, these names replace upper and lower in the message window.
  • Page 145: Administration/Startup Options

    Administration/Special Pages/Trailer Inputbin You can select the inputbin (tray or cassette) from which the printer pulls media when printing the trailer page. Choices are upper and lower. Upper is the factory default.
  • Page 146 Administration/Startup Options/Do Sys Start If you have a hard disk and Do Sys Start is enabled, whenever the printer is turned on, the controller checks the hard disk for a SYS\START file and executes this file. Choices for Do Sys Start are yes and no.
  • Page 147 Chapter 4 PostScript) for troubleshooting. The PostScript Language Reference Manual ( Adobe Systems, Reading, MA : Addison-Wesley, 1990. ISBN 0-201-18127-4) contains more information on PostScript errors. Choices for this option are yes and no. The factory default is no. P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n 4 - 4 1 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 148: Administration/Memory

    Administration/Memory This section briefly explains what each memory client does. See appendix D, “Additional Technical Information,” for detailed information on the printer’s memory and what benefits, if any, may result from adding memory to a particular client. MEMORY MB PRINTER MEM...
  • Page 149 Chapter 4 3 pages per minute for 2- or 3-color jobs, 2 pages per minute for 4-color, and 8 pages per minute for black and white, no matter how you configure the memory. If you try to set a memory client below a minimum required value or above a maximum allowable value, the message INCORRECT VALUE appears in the message window.
  • Page 150 12 MB of RAM is the amount of memory necessary to print a four-color letter- or A4-size page in 300 dpi resolution. The factory default setting for a printer with 24 MB of RAM is the amount necessary to print a four-color letter- or A4-size page in 600 dpi resolution.
  • Page 151 Administration/Memory/MB Printer Mem This memory client cannot be changed: it is the amount of RAM installed in the printer that is available to be split among the other memory clients. NOTE: This isn’t the same as the amount of physical RAM present in the printer.
  • Page 152: Administration/Engine

    Chapter 4 Administration/Engine ENGINE CLEAR WARNING ENGINE OUTPUTBIN NAME ENGINE INPUTBIN 2 NAME ENGINE INPUTBIN 1 NAME Fig. 4.11 Engine Submenu 4 - 4 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 ADMINISTRATION ENGINE Select Previous Previous Next ENGINE IMAGE ALIGNMENT...
  • Page 153 Administration/Engine/Default Paper Default Paper specifies a media size for the printer to use if it does not recognize the size specified for a job. The choices are letter and A4. The factory default is letter. Change the default to A4 if you print on metric-size media.
  • Page 154 Administration/Engine/Default Resolution This option allows you to choose either 600 or 300 dpi printing. The factory default setting is 600 dpi. If you purchased a printer with 12 MB RAM, you can print color or monochrome documents in 300 dpi or you can print monochrome documents in 600 dpi.
  • Page 155 (of idle time before activation of low-power state). The factory default setting is 60 minutes. If you have an Energy Star version of the printer (look for a label with the Energy Star logo on the back of the printer), Energy Saver causes printer power consumption to drop to less than 45 W.
  • Page 156: Administration/Miscellaneous

    If the Configuration menu locks up and you cannot access this option, you can reset all configuration values to their factory defaults by simultaneously holding down the and Online/Offline keys (for about 10 seconds) while turning the printer off and on again. Administration/Miscellaneous/Permanent Change...
  • Page 157 Non-volatile means data in this memory remains even if the printer is turned off and back on. Setting this option to on allows print jobs to change the non-volatile memory. The choices are on and off;...
  • Page 158: Administration/Disk Operations

    Administration/Disk Operations This menu (fig. 4.13) controls the internal hard disk as well as any optional hard disk(s) attached to the printer’s SCSI port. See chapter 8, “Printer Options,” for more information about using the Disk Operations menu. The QMS Crown Technical Reference (an optional manual available from your QMS vendor) also contains information about hard disks.
  • Page 159 QMS Crown printer, this QMS magicolor LX printer software automatically reorganizes the files on the hard disk when the printer is turned off and back on again. After this reorganization, the files on the hard disk can no longer be accessed if the hard disk is reattached to the earlier QMS Crown printer.
  • Page 160: The Optional Features Menus

    Chapter 4 chapter). The printer must be turned off and on again for the new value to take effect. Size (Meg) Use this option to choose the number of megabytes of disk space allocated (in addition to RAM) to spool print job data.
  • Page 161 Chapter 4 menu. Depending on what option you install, you may have new menus and options in the Configuration menu, which allow you to control the new option. See the documentation accompanying your option to learn exactly how it affects the Configuration menu. P r i n t e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n 4 - 5 5 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 162: Document Option Commands

    Chapter 4 Document Option Commands Your printer offers a wide range of capabilities for designing and printing documents. However, applications and printer emulations differ in their ability to access some of these document printing capabilities. Document Option Commands (DOCs) provide a way to access printer features that cannot be accessed by your application or your printer emulations.
  • Page 163: Hp-Gl Emulation Features Commands

    HP-GL Emulation Features Commands Enhanced mode Expanding plots Original paper size Pen width and color selection Plotter selection Reverse image Scaling plots Shifting origin HP-PCL Emulation Features Commands Carriage returns* Font selection* Font by id* Font storage* Line feeds* Lines per inch* Point size* Remove from disk* Reset to defaults...
  • Page 164: Postscript Emulation Features Commands

    Number on for 5-digit numbers Orientation Point size Tabs selection PostScript Emulation Features Commands Choose Level 1 or 2 Default dither pattern Printer Features Commands Collating print jobs Color model selection Color separations Copies, number of Emulation selection Media type selection...
  • Page 165: Print Media And Daily Operations

    Printing on thick paper stocks Page sizes, imageable regions, and margins Selecting and storing print media Collation Changing printer resolution Adjusting print density Cancelling and ending print jobs Using diagnostic and special pages EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 167: Introduction

    To see illustrations of the steps described in this section, see chapter 2, “Initial Printer Setup.” Pull the paper cassette out of the printer. Make sure the cassette size key (the slide on the back end of the cassette) is set for the media size that you’re loading (fig.
  • Page 168 Adjust the paper guides on each side of the media so that they rest lightly against it without causing it to buckle. Slide the filled cassette into the printer until it is flush with the front of the printer. NOTE: Make sure the printer is configured for the media type (paper or transparency) you have in the cassette or print quality could degrade.
  • Page 169: Manual Feed

    Manual Feed You can feed a single sheet at a time to the printer using the manual-feed tray. This allows you to print on a different media type without changing the media in the cassette, or to print on media not supported by the standard cassette (envelopes or thick stock).
  • Page 170 Chapter 5 Open the manual-feed tray by lightly pressing on the top-right corner to release the spring latch (fig. 5.2) and then tilting the tray out and down. Fig. 5.2 Open the Manual Feed Tray Move the paper guides on the manual feed tray to fit the size of the chosen media.
  • Page 171 Insert a single sheet of media, printing side up, with the top edge leading into the printer, in the manual feed tray (fig. 5.3) until it reaches the rear of the tray inside the printer and lies flat. If you’re printing envelopes, load the envelopes printing-side up, so that the flap side will be on the left when the envelope is pulled into the printer.
  • Page 172: Printing Transparencies

    If you haven’t previously, set up the tray you want to use for transparency printing: a. At the printer front panel, press the Online/Offline key. b. Press the Tray Select key until the LED for tray you want to use for transparencies is lit on the front panel.
  • Page 173: Printing Labels

    If you haven’t previously, set up the tray you want to use for printing on Paper: a. At the printer front panel, press the Online/Offline key. b. Press the Tray Select key until the LED for tray you want to use for labels is lit on the front panel.
  • Page 174: Printing On Letterhead Or Other Preprinted Media

    Envelopes can be printed from the manual-feed tray or from the optional envelope cassette. If you purchased the optional envelope cassette for your printer, see “Using the Envelope Cassette” in chapter 8, “Printer Options.” To print envelopes from the manual-feed tray, see “Manual Feed,”...
  • Page 175 Select key. The following message displays OFFLINE i. Press the Online/Offline key to put the printer back on line. (The Online LED lights.) P r i n t M e d i a a n d D a i l y O p e r a t i o n s...
  • Page 176: Page Sizes, Imageable Regions And Margins

    (amount of printer memory available). As you set page margins in your application, remember that they must be equal to or fall inside the printer’s imageable region for the page size you’re using. (Appendix B, “Technical Specifications,”...
  • Page 177: Selecting And Storing Media

    Selecting and Storing Media Media Selection Media versatility is one of the biggest benefits of the QMS magicolor LX printer. It can print on plain or laser paper, transparencies, labels, envelopes and thicker stocks (between 24 and 43 lb [90 g/m Make sure that the media you select meets the specifications listed in the “Media Handling”...
  • Page 178: Collating

    Collating Collating means printing multiple copies of a job in numeric order. The printer can deliver multiple copies of your files in collated order to the top cover. Figure 5.4 illustrates collated and uncollated stacking for two copies of a four-page file. You can select collating...
  • Page 179 Chapter 5 The increased disk space allows more complex and longer collation sequences. However, there’s a limit on how much can be collated at one time. When 100 sheets are received for a print job, or when a complex print jobs consumes all the collation disk space, chunk collation occurs.
  • Page 180: Changing Print Job Resolution

    Windows driver), or through the printer front panel (see chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” for information). If you purchased a printer with 12 MB RAM, you can print color or monochrome documents in 300 dpi or monochrome documents in 600 dpi. To print monochrome documents in 600 dpi with 12 MB RAM, in addition to configuring the printer for 600 dpi resolution, you must also configure it for monochrome printing.
  • Page 181: Adjusting Print Density

    Adjusting Print Density Normally, your laser printer produces a rich black or color image. However, you may occasionally notice a color is printing a bit light or dark. In this case, you may want to increase the print density (or contrast) setting for that color.
  • Page 182 Chapter 5 Locate the adjustment dials inside the printer to the front left (fig. 5.6). Fig. 5.6 Print Density Adjustment Dials Turn the density adjustment dial to the left (counterclockwise) to lighten the print or to the right (clockwise) to darken the print.
  • Page 183: Cancelling And Ending Print Jobs

    Cancelling and Ending Print Jobs The Cancel key allows you to cancel the “oldest” job(s) compiling or printing in the printer, or to send an end-of-job indicator for a print job. NOTE: If you accidentally press the Cancel key, press the Menu key to tell the printer to stop cancelling a job.
  • Page 184 Chapter 5 displays in the message window, use the following procedure: NOTE: Selecting End Job won’t end a job that is still receiving data. Its only purpose is to provide an end-of-job indicator for jobs that do not have one. Press the Cancel key.
  • Page 185: Diagnostic And Special Pages

    There may be times when you want to check the current status of your printer, adjust the quality of your printed copy, or monitor print jobs. To help you do this, the printer has several types of diagnostic and special pages. These include the start-up page, status pages (standard and advanced), the registration, and sample pages, and the header and trailer pages.
  • Page 186: The Status Pages

    Disabling the Start-up Page After you install the printer and establish communication between the printer and the host, you may want to disable the start-up page to conserve toner, developer, and print media. You can do this through the printer front panel (see chapter 4, “Printer Configuration”) or through PS Executive Series Utilities (see the...
  • Page 187: The Sample Page

    You can print a sample page through the front panel Administration/Special Pages menu. This page lists the current default halftone settings for the printer, and allows you to see the effect of the currently selected default halftone on shades of cyan, magenta, yellow, black, blue and green.
  • Page 188 Chapter 5 For example, the header (or banner page) contains the printer name, selected interface, job identification, title, submitting computer, job owner, routing message, start time/date, application used, creation time/date, copyright date, version number, job submission time, job start time, and printer product name/logo.
  • Page 189: Consumables And Preventative Maintenance

    Chapter 6 Consumables and Preventative Maintenance Chapter highlights: Storing and replacing consumables Moving the printer Performing preventative maintenance EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 191: Introduction

    Storing and Handling Consumables This section covers storing and handling the major consumables for your printer except for print media. Print media is covered in chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations.” C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e...
  • Page 192: Storing Consumables

    Tab. 6.1 Storage Specifications for Cartridges Handling Consumables The following list covers handling the consumables for your printer. WARNING! Toner and developer are highly combustible; never burn them. Also, avoid inhaling loose powder or getting it around your eyes; it can cause respiratory problems and eye irritation.
  • Page 193 Avoid abrupt changes of temperature and humidity for the cartridge. Keep exposure to casual light to a minimum; for example, remove the top cover of the printer only when necessary and replace the cover as soon as possible. Reinstall the pressure release and tension release pin...
  • Page 194: Replacing Consumables

    Chapter 6 cartridge if it will be out of the printer for any extended time period. These pins protect and relieve tension on the belt and cleaning blade. Replacing Consumables This section explains how to replace the consumables, including toner, developer, OPC belt cartridges, cleaning pad, oil bottle, and waste toner pack.
  • Page 195 test file for that color to see if it prints correctly. This procedure can extend the life of your cartridges. To replace a toner cartridge, use the following procedure: Remove the top cover (fig. 2.5). WARNING! The toner is a highly combustible powder; never burn it.
  • Page 196 Then, lift the toner cartridge straight up and out of the printer (fig. 6.1), and dispose of it following safety laws and regulations. Fig. 6.1 Remove the Old Toner Cartridge Remove the new toner cartridge from its protective bag.
  • Page 197: Replacing A Developer Cartridge

    CAUTION: Never force a toner cartridge onto the wrong developer cartridge. This can damage the cartridges and the printer. Lower the toner cartridge until it fits firmly onto the notches on the developer cartridge. Press the top of the toner cartridge until it snaps into place under the two securing latches.
  • Page 198 Fig. 6.2 Release the Developer Cartridge Holding the developer cartridge by the green end-latches, gently lift it straight up and out of the printer, being careful not to spill any of the developer material. Then, discard the cartridge following safety laws and regulations.
  • Page 199: Replacing The Opc Belt Cartridge

    Replacing the OPC Belt Cartridge This section covers replacing the OPC (Organic Photoconductor) belt cartridge in your printer. See “How Your Printer Works” in appendix D for details on what part the OPC belt plays in printing. C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e...
  • Page 200 The procedures for cleaning these parts are given later in this chapter. Illustrations for many of the steps described in this section on replacing the OPC belt cartridge are in chapter 2, “Initial Printer Setup.” To replace the OPC cartridge, use the following procedure: Open the manual feed tray.
  • Page 201 (fig. 2.27). Holding the cartridge by the green handle, firmly slide it the rest of the way into the printer until it snaps into place. It is in place when you can see the green arrows inside the metal frame of the printer.
  • Page 202: Replacing The Cleaning Pad And Oil Bottle

    2, “Initial Printer Setup.” To replace the cleaning pad and oil bottle Turn off the main power switch on the back of the printer. Remove the top cover (fig. 2.5). Pull up on the paper exit unit latch and then tilt the unit back to open it (fig.
  • Page 203 (towards the rear of the unit), pull it out of the printer, and discard it (fig. 6.3). Fig. 6.3 Remove the Cleaning Pad Remove the new cleaning pad and the new oil bottle from their protective bags.
  • Page 204: Replacing The Waste Toner Pack

    12. Hold the new oil bottle, spout end down, bottle label toward the front of the printer, over its slot in the fuser unit (fig. 2.19). 13. Lower the bottle into place, making sure the spout on the bottom aligns with the pin in the fuser slot.
  • Page 205 To replace the waste toner pack Open the waste toner cover by pushing the cover on the top-right corner (fig. 2.22). Remove the new waste toner pack from its protective bag and assemble it according to the instructions accompanying it. C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 Chapter 6...
  • Page 206 Grasp the tab on the top edge of the old waste toner pack, and pull it out of the printer. 6 - 1 6 C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e...
  • Page 207 Holding the new waste toner pack by the side tab on the top, insert the pack into the printer until it fits securely. Then, lift up slightly on the tab to be sure the pack is level and centered (fig.
  • Page 208: Moving The Printer

    Be sure to close the manual tray. If there’s any chance the printer may not remain level or may be jostled during the move you need to do the following to protect the...
  • Page 209: Removing The Fuser Unit And Oil Bottle

    Removing the Fuser Unit and Oil Bottle Before you move the printer, you must remove the fuser unit and the oil bottle and drain the remaining oil from the oil tray. To do this Turn off the main power switch on the back of the printer.
  • Page 210 NOTE: Normally, a little oil remains in the tray in which the oil bottle rests. If oil accidentally spills beyond this tray into the printer, use a clean, dry, lint-free cloth or some cotton swabs to wipe up the excess.
  • Page 211 Align the fuser unit over an appropriate waste container, such as an old jar, and tilt the unit so the excess oil pours into the container (fig. 6.7). Then, dispose of the oil following safety laws and regulations. Fig. 6.7 Drain Oil from Fuser Unit Use a clean, dry, lint-free cloth or some cotton swabs to wipe any remaining oil out of the tray.
  • Page 212: Removing And Replacing Pressure-Release Pieces

    Illustrations of many of the steps described in this section are in “Removing the Pressure-Release Pieces” in chapter 2, “Initial Printer Setup.” Use the following procedure to remove and replace these pieces: Open the paper exit unit by pulling up on the unit latch and then tilting the unit back and down (fig.
  • Page 213 If you are removing the pressure-release pieces, grasp the tab end of one of the pieces and gently pull it up and out of the printer (fig. 6.8). Remove the piece at the other end of the fuser roller in the same manner; then, skip to step 6.
  • Page 214 Chapter 6 CAUTION: If you are replacing the pressure-release pieces after the printer has been running, make sure the fuser unit has cooled. The fuser gets very hot and can damage these pieces. If you are replacing the pressure-release pieces, hold one of the pieces down close to its base and firmly slide the base between the fuser rollers on one end (fig.
  • Page 215: Preventative Maintenance

    When a message mentioning a consumable appears in the control panel. WARNING! Remove the printer’s power cord from the power outlet before cleaning or an injury may result. ACHTUNG! Ziehen Sie den Netzstecker aus der Steckdose bevor Sie den Drucker reinigen.
  • Page 216: General Tips For Extending Printer Life

    If media stacks too high, you may experience trouble with paper jams and excessive curl. If you are not going to use the printer for an extended period of time unplug the power cord from the power source outlet and close the manual feed tray.
  • Page 217: Cleaning The Charger Unit

    Cleaning the Charger Unit Clean the charger unit whenever the print quality diminishes. To clean this unit you need several cotton cloths and swabs, and the wire cleaner located in the OPC belt tray (see figure 6.11 for location). To clean the charger unit Open the manual feed tray by lightly pressing on the top-right corner (fig.
  • Page 218 When you must set it down, gently lay it on a clean, lint- and dirt-free surface, such as on fresh paper for the printer. Lift the OPC belt cartridge handle up to unlock it, and pull the cartridge straight out of the printer (fig.
  • Page 219 Holding the cartridge by its edges, fold the green end-handle back down and set the cartridge up on that end. The cartridge will tilt slightly to one side. Locate the three brass-colored latches, which hold the charger unit in place. Then, swing each latch to the side to free the charger unit (fig.
  • Page 220 11. Lift the OPC belt cartridge up and swing the green end-handle open. 12. Holding the cartridge by its handle, slide it back into the printer until it snaps in place. The cartridge is in place when you can see the green arrows inside the metal frame of the printer.
  • Page 221: Cleaning The Pre-Charger Unit

    13. Push the green end-handle down to lock the cartridge in place. 14. Close the manual feed tray. Cleaning the Pre-Charger Unit Clean the pre-charger unit whenever the print quality diminishes. To clean this unit you need several cotton cloths and swabs, and the wire cleaner located in the OPC belt tray (see figure 6.11 for location).
  • Page 222 Chapter 6 Grasp the end of the pre-charger unit, and pull it downward and then straight out of the printer (fig. 6.14). Fig. 6.14 Remove the Pre-Charger from the Printer 6 - 3 2 C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e...
  • Page 223 Clean the inside corners of the pre-charger unit with cotton swabs. Making sure the pre-charger unit aligns on the runners inside the printer, slide it back into the printer. Reinstall the waste toner pack, and close the waste toner cover.
  • Page 224: Cleaning Register And Transfer Rollers

    Chapter 6 Cleaning Register and Transfer Rollers Clean the metal and rubber register rollers and the transfer roller every 20,000 copies or 12 months, whichever comes first. This is roughly the same time schedule as replacing the OPC belt cartridge and cleaning the paper exit rollers, so you may want to do all of these procedures at the same time.
  • Page 225 Chapter 6 Open the transfer unit by pulling the green latch handle in the center toward you and down (fig. 6.17). Fig. 6.17 Open the Transfer Unit C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e 6 - 3 5 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 226 Using dry cotton cloths, wipe the metal register roller in the transfer unit and the rubber register roller in the inner section of the printer. Then, wipe the transfer roller in the top section of the transfer unit (fig. 6.18). Rotate this roller to clean all sides with the cloth to remove paper dust, toner buildup, and other debris.
  • Page 227: Cleaning The Paper Exit Rollers And Plates

    Close the transfer unit (fig. 6.19). Fig. 6.19 Close the Transfer Unit Close the back cover. Cleaning the Paper Exit Rollers and Plates Clean the paper rollers and plates every 20,000 copies or 12 months, whichever comes first. This is roughly the same time...
  • Page 228: Cleaning The Paper-Feed Roller And The Manual-Feed Belts

    Chapter 6 gear on the left end of the fuser unit to access all sides of the rollers. Fig. 6.20 Clean the Fuser Exit Rollers Close the paper exit unit. Cleaning the Paper-Feed Roller and the Manual- Feed Belts Clean the paper-feed roller and the manual-feed belts every 20,000 copies or 12 months, whichever comes first, to prevent misfeeds and jams.
  • Page 229 Turn off the printer and remove the power cord and all interface cables. Remove the media cassette. Reach into the back of the cassette slot and locate the roller: it’s on the top of the slot at the rear (fig. 6.21).
  • Page 230 Chapter 6 Remove the manual-feed platform by lifting it up and forward at the front of the platform until it drops out (fig. 6.22). Fig. 6.22 Remove the Manual-Feed Platform 6 - 4 0 C o n s u m a b l e s a n d P r e v e n t a t i v e M a i n t e n a n c e EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 231: Cleaning The Exterior Of Your Printer

    12. Replace the cables you removed in step 1 and replace the power cord. Cleaning the Exterior of Your Printer At times it may be necessary to clean the outside of your printer. Be sure read all of this section before cleaning your printer. WARNING! Remove the printer’s power cord from the power...
  • Page 232 Chapter 6 Always spray the cleaning solution on a cloth, not directly on the printer. Always test the solution on a small area of your printer to check the solution’s performance. After cleaning, allow all parts to dry before closing the printer, reattaching the power cord, and turning on the power switch.
  • Page 233: Optimizing Color Output

    Chapter 7 Optimizing Color Output Chapter highlights: automatic color control COLOR Fine-tuning color output Color matching The resident fonts EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 235: Introduction

    To use Q COLOR “Installing the Windows 3.1 Driver” in chapter 3, “Connecting the Printer,” if you haven’t already. After the QMS Windows driver is installed, do the following to optimize color printing: Open the PostScript Printer driver dialog box.
  • Page 236 Chapter 7 In the PostScript Printer dialog box, choose your printer (magicolor LX) in the Printers drop-down list. Choose the Color Setup button. In the Color Control Center dialog box, choose one of the following: Automatic Color Control (if you’re printing a...
  • Page 237 NOTE: The media tray you’re using must be configured for the media type it contains. This can be done through the printer front panel (in the Operator Control/Media menu). See chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations,” for more information on media.
  • Page 238: Enabling Qcolor For The Macintosh

    Media listbox without changing any other options. NOTE: The media tray you’re using must be configured for the media type it contains. This can be done through the printer front panel (in the Operator Control/Media menu). See chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations,” for more information on media.
  • Page 239 To be able to access individual settings such as Gamma Correction and CRD, then Q must be turned off COLOR (choose Printer’s Default from the Q list box to turn off COLOR .) If you want information about the individual QCOLOR settings, see the “Fine-Tuning Color Output”...
  • Page 240: Fine-Tuning Color Output

    Chapter 7 Fine-Tuning Color Output We’ve configured your printer so that most users don’t have to change the default settings to get excellent color output, and we’ve provided Q COLOR Macintosh or Windows driver) to make it easy to automatically optimize color output.
  • Page 241 The enhanced halftone has an effective line screen of up to 95 lpi (at 600 dpi) with 161 halftone gray levels, which allows the printer to produce up to 4.2 million colors. Choose this halftone setting in the following situations: If your jobs contain a mixture of text, graphics, and/or sampled images.
  • Page 242 These halftone settings are available through the QMS-supplied Macintosh or Windows driver (see chapter 3, “Connecting the Printer,” for installation instructions and see the driver help for more information), through the printer configuration menu 7 - 8 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 243: Dither Pattern

    To see the effect of the currently selected default halftone, print a Sample Page (from the Administration/Special Pages/Sample Page submenu in the printer’s front panel or from PS Executive Series Utilities). NOTE: A halftone selection made in an application or a driver overrides the printer default halftone setting.
  • Page 244: Gamma Correction

    NOTE: When using the Enhanced Halftone setting, Gamma Correction should be set to None. As with most other printer settings, gamma correction (which is a means of optimizing gray scales and shades of color) can probably be set through your application (see your application documentation for more information.) However, we provide a...
  • Page 245 (since several image colors may be mapped to a single printer color). We recommend that you use this CRD for printing spot colors.
  • Page 246: Color Management

    RGB (Red-Blue-Green) format. The computer then converts the data into another RGB format to display it on the monitor. When the image data is sent to the printer, it is converted into CYMK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-blacK) format by the printer driver or application.
  • Page 247: Methods Of Color Matching

    CMS maps each device’s color descriptions to the CIE model, which is an international, device-independent standard for color. For example, to make a printer’s color output look the same as the colors on your computer monitor, a CMS translates the monitor’s RGB colors into device-independent CIE color, and then translates from the CIE color into the printer’s CMYK colors.
  • Page 248: Color Matching With Postscript Level 2

    A Pantone POCE device profile An ICC (International Color Consortium) device profile If this profile is not included with your printer, call QMS Customer Technical Assurance to check for availability. Instructions for installation and use are included on the Pantone disk provided with the printer.
  • Page 249: Pantone * Color Matching

    The advantages of Level 2 color matching are that it is portable, it is application- and printer-resident (there’s nothing else to buy), and it is performed at the printer level (so it doesn’t tie up your host). However, no on-screen preview of output is provided, and you are not warned if a color is out of printer’s gamut (color range).
  • Page 250 PANTONE Colors. For this purpose, the following PANTONE Color look-up charts—containing four-color simulations of Pantone-identified colors and the percentage of each process color used to create them—are included with your printer: PANTONE.PS (for PCs) This a PostScript file containing a PANTONE Color look-up chart.
  • Page 251 Default Halftones option is set to Enhanced (if you have a magicolor LX with system software version 3.x or higher). NOTE: The formulas listed in the Pantone charts are only for the magicolor LX printer. Also, the PANTONE * Colors generated by this printer are four-color process simu latio ns Pantone-identified solid color standards.
  • Page 252: The Resident Postscript Fonts

    Chapter 7 The Resident PostScript Fonts This section lists the fonts resident in your printer. All of these fonts are authentic: they are licensed and carry the true name. See your QMS vendor if you are interested in obtaining more fonts.
  • Page 253 Helvetica Condensed Helvetica Condensed Oblique Helvetica Condensed Bold Helvetica Condensed Bold Oblique Helvetica Narrow Helvetica Narrow Oblique Helvetica Narrow Bold Helvetica Narrow Bold Oblique Script ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic Symbol ITC Zapf Dingbats O p t i m i z i n g C o l o r O u t p u t EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 Chapter 7 7 - 1 9...
  • Page 254: The Resident Hp Pcl Fonts

    Chapter 7 The Resident HP PCL Fonts The following typefaces are included with your printer for use with the HP PCL emulation. Courier 10 is 10 point, 12 pitch; Courier 12 is 12 point, 10 pitch. The Courier and Lineprinter fonts are bitmapped;...
  • Page 255: Printer Options

    Chapter 8 Printer Options Chapter highlights: Installing the optional sheet feeder Using an envelope cassette Using font and emulation cards Using a security card Installing Single In-line Memory Modules (SIMMs) Installing a direct network interface Converting the parallel port to Dataproducts...
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  • Page 257: Introduction

    Plus, this compact unit fits directly under the printer, so it requires no additional desktop space. Media and envelope cassettes are interchangeable between the printer and the optional sheet feeder.
  • Page 258 Turn the printer off, remove the power cord, and disconnect all interface cables from the printer. With the help of another person, pick up the printer by the four corners and align it above the sheet feeder (fig. 8.1). Keeping the printer level, lower it onto the sheet feeder (fig.
  • Page 259 the holes on the post and bracket are centered and that the flange on the bottom of the bracket goes into the slot on the post. b. Attach the bracket to the post using one of the two small metal screws that came with the sheet feeder (fig.
  • Page 260 Daily Operations,” for information on handling media and filling cassettes. NOTE: If you move the printer with the sheet feeder attached, lift the unit by the four bottom corners, not by the sheet feeder’s cassette slot. Before moving the printer, be sure to read “Moving the Printer”...
  • Page 261: Using The Envelope Cassette

    To use the envelope cassette Remove the paper cassette from the printer (fig. 8.4). Fig. 8.4 Remove the Paper Cassette P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 262 Chapter 8 On the envelope cassette, set the back and side envelope stackers (figs. 8.5 and 8.6) to the correct envelope size. Fig. 8.5 Set the side stackers Fig. 8.6 Set the rear stacker 8 - 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 263 Chapter 8 Set the envelope-size key to the correct envelope size (fig. 8.7) Fig. 8.7. Set the size key P r i n t e r O p t i o n s 8 - 7 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 264 Lift the stacker arm and load 30 or fewer envelopes printing-side up, so that the flap side will be on the left when the envelope is pulled into the printer (fig. 8.8). Fig. 8.8 Load the envelopes Lower the stacker arm.
  • Page 265 Slide the envelope cassette into the printer (fig. 8.9). Fig. 8.9 Slide the cassette into the printer Make sure you select the correct envelope size through your driver when printing. P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 266: Font And Emulation Cards

    Press the Online/Offline key to turn the LED off. If you forget to take the printer off line, turn the printer power off and back on to regain access to the printer’s resident fonts and the data stored in the printer’s memory.
  • Page 267 Fig. 8.10 Insert the Font or Emulation Card Depending on the type of card you are installing, either turn the printer on again or put it back on line. P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 268 If you are removing an LN03 Plus or a ProCollection card, turn off the printer. Otherwise, press the Online/Offline key to take the printer off line (the LED should be off). Pull the card out gently. Depending on the type of card you are removing, either turn the printer on again or put it back on line.
  • Page 269: Security Cards

    CAUTION: The printer must be off line before you insert or remove a security card. If you forget to take the printer off line before you insert or remove a security card, turn the printer off and back on again to regain access to the data stored in the printer’s...
  • Page 270 Chapter 8 Insert the security card into either slot with the card’s front label facing left, toward the inside of the printer (fig. 8.11). Fig. 8.11 Insert the Security Card Press the Menu key to enter the Configuration menu. Press...
  • Page 271 INSTALLATION OPERATOR PASSWRD Then, specify the password. (See the section “Entering Alphanumeric Values” in chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,“ for detailed instructions for entering alphanumeric values.) When you have entered the complete password, press the Select key. This saves the password and returns you to the Installation menu.
  • Page 272 Chapter 8 11. Press Select, then specify the password. (See the section “Entering Alphanumeric Values” in chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” for detailed instructions for entering alphanumeric values.) 12. When you have entered the complete password, press the Select key. This saves the password and returns you to the Installation menu.
  • Page 273 Once a menu is password-protected, you cannot enter it or make changes in it until you enter a valid password. You know a menu is password protected if ENTER PASSWORD appears on the message window when you try to enter the Configuration menu.
  • Page 274: Removing The Controller Board

    CAUTION: It’s very important to protect the printer controller board from electrostatic damage while performing this task. If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient...
  • Page 275 Turn the printer off and remove the power cord. Disconnect all interface cables from the printer. Position the printer so that the back is facing you. Using a screwdriver, loosen the two mounting screws that hold the controller board to the printer (fig. 8.12).
  • Page 276: Replacing The Controller Board

    CAUTION: It’s very important to protect the printer controller board from electrostatic damage while performing this task. If an anti-static wrist strap is provided in your printer option kit, attach one end of it to your wrist and the other end to any convenient...
  • Page 277 Fig. 8.13 Reinstall the Controller Board Reconnect all interface cables and the power cord, and then turn on the printer. P r i n t e r O p t i o n s EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 278: Single In-Line Memory Modules (Simms)

    Chapter 8 Single In-Line Memory Modules (SIMMs) Additional printer memory allows you to increase data transfer and processing speed. To install SIMMs, Follow the instructions in “Removing the Controller Board” (earlier in this chapter), being careful to discharge electrostatic buildup before you begin.
  • Page 279 Chapter 8 Tilt the SIMM back to a 45° angle and slide it up and out of the connector (fig. 8.14). Fig. 8.14 Tilt the SIMM Back and Remove It P r i n t e r O p t i o n s 8 - 2 3 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 280 Chapter 8 Remove the new SIMM from the anti-static bag. Hold the new SIMM at a 45° angle, with the notch on the right-hand side (fig. 8.15). Insert the bottom edge of the new SIMM into an open connector. Fig. 8.15 Insert the SIMM into the Connector 8 - 2 4 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 281 Gently pull the SIMM forward to a 90° angle until you feel it fit into place (fig. 8.16) behind the clips on either side of the connector. (You may need to use your fingers to open these clips.) When seated, the SIMM stands upright, firmly in place. CAUTION: If you cannot easily fit the SIMM into place, do not force it.
  • Page 282: Installing A Network Interface

    See chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” for information on using the configuration menu. 10. In the printer configuration menu, use the Administration/ Miscellaneous/Restore Defaults option to make the printer recognize the additional memory.
  • Page 283 An interface plate Your kit may contain additional parts not required for network interface installation on this particular printer. Follow the instructions in “Removing the Controller Board” (earlier in this chapter), being careful to eliminate electrostatic buildup before you begin.
  • Page 284 Chapter 8 Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws from the blank optional I/O plate, and then remove the plate from the interface panel and set it aside (fig. 8.17). Fig. 8.17 Remove the Optional I/O Plate 8 - 2 8 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 285 Examine the ends of the two plastic support posts that come with the smaller network interface card: one end has a slightly larger diameter and the other end is slightly more tapered. Insert the larger ends into the controller board (fig. 8.18). Snap the network interface card onto the plastic support posts (fig.
  • Page 286 Hold the plastic ribbon cable so that the notch (key) on one end faces upward and slide it onto the interface card connector (fig. 8.19). Fold the plastic ribbon cable over so that the notch (key) on the other end is facing to the right and slide it into the controller board connector to the left of the network interface card.
  • Page 287 Examine the ends of the two plastic support posts that come with the daughterboard: one end has a slightly larger diameter and the other end is slightly more tapered. Insert the larger ends into the controller board. Attach the daughterboard to the two support posts and the two 48-pin connectors (fig.
  • Page 288: Using An Optional Network Interface

    The manual that comes with the optional network interface contains information about all other options in the new network interface submenu, as well as instructions for connecting the printer to the network and for printing over the network. Your network documentation also contains information on printing over the network.
  • Page 289: Centronics To Dataproducts Conversion

    Centronics to Dataproducts Conversion Your printer is shipped with a Centronics parallel port, but a kit for converting it to Dataproducts is available from your QMS vendor. Make sure you have all the parts necessary for the conversion. The Dataproducts conversion kit includes the following:...
  • Page 290 Chapter 8 If you don’t have an network interface board installed, skip to step 4. If you do have an network interface board installed, follow the instructions below for removing it: a. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws from the interface plate (fig.
  • Page 291 Chapter 8 Place the two shunts on jumpers JP1 and JP2 (fig. 8.22). Make sure both sets of pins are covered by the shunts. Fig. 8.22 Place the Shunts on the Jumpers P r i n t e r O p t i o n s 8 - 3 5 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 292 Chapter 8 Use a flat-tipped screwdriver to remove the existing 1K-ohm DIP resistor from the RP1 socket (fig. 8.23). Gently slide the screwdriver under the resistor and lift it up and off the controller board. Fig. 8.23 Remove the DIP Resistor 8 - 3 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 293 Chapter 8 Line up the notch on the 220-ohm DIP resistor with the notch on the RP1 socket. Carefully insert the resistor’s pins in the socket. Then align and install the 330-ohm DIP resistor in the RP2 socket the same way (fig. 8.24). 220 ohm 330 ohm Fig.
  • Page 294 Hold the plastic ribbon cable so that the notch (key) on one end faces upward and slide it onto the interface card connector (fig. 8.19). Make sure no components on the board shifted or loosened during the procedure, especially the SIMMs.
  • Page 295: Internal Hard Disk Installation

    Internal Hard Disk Installation These instructions explain how to replace the internal hard disk. Make sure you have all the parts necessary for the procedure. The internal hard disk upgrade kit includes the following: An internal hard disk An antistatic wristband Follow the instructions in “Removing the Controller Board”...
  • Page 296 Chapter 8 Remove the old disk by pulling up on each corner while steadying the board near the disk with one hand (fig. 8.25). CAUTION: This disk fits tightly, so you have to pull firmly, but be careful not to flex the controller board while doing so. Fig.
  • Page 297 Hold the new disk vertically (connector-side down with the bracket facing the SIMMs) and connect it to the ribbon cable (fig. 8.26). Inspect the connection from all four sides to make sure each pin is seated in the connector (no pins are exposed).
  • Page 298 Chapter 8 If the printer fails to work properly after you replace the hard disk, check the following: Make sure the power cord and all interface cables are connected correctly and tightly, and that the printer power is on. Make sure that you didn’t miss any pins when you reattached the ribbon cable (no pins should be exposed).
  • Page 299: Using External Hard Disks

    Using External Hard Disks In addition to the internal hard disk, your printer supports up to six optional external hard disks through its SCSI port. When an external hard disk is connected to the printer, you control the disk through the Administration/Disk Operations submenu (fig. 8.27).
  • Page 300 QMS Crown printer, this QMS magicolor LX software automatically reorganizes the files on the external hard disk when the printer is turned off and back on. Once this reorganization is done, the files on the hard disk can no longer be accessed if the hard disk is reattached to an earlier QMS Crown printer.
  • Page 301: Identifying External Hard Disks

    If you want to format DSK6, use the procedure in “Formatting the Internal Hard Disk” in this chapter. If you do format DSK6, you will not be able to use the printer until you reload the system software (provided on a with your printer). See “Installing Print System Software and Fonts”...
  • Page 302 Format Disk operation, the disk cannot be used. Press the Menu key to remove the message and contact your printer vendor. With the printer off line (the Online LED is off), press the Menu and Next keys to display the message ADMINISTRATION DISK OPERATIONS Press the Select key to enter the Disk Operations menu.
  • Page 303: Installing An Optional Card Font Or Emulation

    Installing an Optional Card Font or Emulation To install optional fonts and emulations on a hard disk, use the following procedure: Make sure the printer is off line. Press the Menu key to display CONFIGURATION ADMINISTRATION Press the Select key to enter the Administration menu; then...
  • Page 304: Removing An Optional Card Font Or Emulation

    (use the Online/Offline key to turn off the LED). b. Pull the card out gently. c. Turn on the printer, if it’s off, and put it back on line. NOTE: To use these fonts or emulations from an application, make sure the printer driver installed supports them. If not, contact your application manufacturer for a driver that supports them.
  • Page 305 Online/Offline key to turn off the LED). b. Pull the card out gently. c. Turn on the printer, if it’s off, and put it back on line. P r i n t e r O p t i o n s...
  • Page 306: Formatting The Internal Hard Disk

    To format the internal hard disk, follow these instructions: Turn off the printer and then on again. The following message displays in the window: QMS SOFTLOAD x.x READY TO BOOT Once this message appears, you have 10 seconds to press the Select key.
  • Page 307: Installing Print System Software And Fonts

    Disk 6 is the printer’s internal hard disk. Press the Select key. The following message displays: FORMAT ARE YOU SURE? NOTE: If you decide not to format the internal hard disk, press the Menu key to back out of the submenus. When you reach the top level, you can use the Next or Previous key to select the menu you want.
  • Page 308 Chapter 8 Print system software and font backup disks are supplied with the printer in case you ever need to reinstall them. For example, if the printer’s internal hard disk is reformatted, the system software and fonts will need to be reinstalled.
  • Page 309 Choose the Send button to start the download. When downloading is complete, IDLE appears on the printer’s message window. 10. When the software has finished installing, turn the printer off and on again to activate the new code. 11. At the DOS C:\QMSSYS prompt, type the following command to delete the SYSTEM.DL file from the QMSSYS...
  • Page 310 Installing System Software and Fonts from a PC to a Non-Functional Printer Follow these instructions to download system software and fonts from a PC to a non-functional printer: NOTE: These files take up about 5.5 MB of disk space when extracted.
  • Page 311 At the DOS C:\QMSSYS prompt, type the following command to make sure these files are in the QMSSYS directory: SYSTEM.DL, AF2PSFN1.DL, AF2PSFN2.DL, and AF2PCLFN.DL: 10. Turn the printer off and then on again. The following message displays in the window: QMS SOFTLOAD x.x READY TO BOOT 11.
  • Page 312 QMS SOFTLOAD x.x BOOT SYSTEM 19. Press the Select key to enter the Boot System submenu. The following message appears in the message window: 8 - 5 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 313 Installing System Software from a Macintosh to a Functional Printer NOTE: This installation procedure uses the LocalTalk port. Turn on the printer and wait for IDLE to appear in the message window. If the current printer system software is not functioning, see “Installing System Software and Fonts from a Macintosh to a...
  • Page 314 Installing System Software and Fonts from a Macin- tosh to a Non-Functional Printer If the current printer system software is not functioning, you must connect your Macintosh to the printer’s serial port to reinstall the system software and the printer fonts. The download will not work over the LocalTalk interface in this case.
  • Page 315 B, “Technical Specifications,” for the correct cable pinouts. NOTE: If you have access to a PC, printer system software and fonts can also be downloaded from the PC to the printer’s parallel or serial port. See “Installing System Software and Fonts from a PC to a Non-Functional Printer,”...
  • Page 316 Send button to start the download. When the downloading process is complete, the message “Download Complete!” appears on the Macintosh screen and the following appears in the printer message window: INSTALL TO DISK COMPLETE...
  • Page 317 11. At the printer control panel, press the Menu key. The following appears in the printer message window: QMS SOFTLOAD x.x INSTALL TO DISK 12. Press the Select key to enter the Install to Disk submenu. 13. Press the Next key until SERIAL appears in the second line of the message window: 14.
  • Page 318 Chapter 8 INSTALL TO DISK COMPLETE 19. Repeat steps 11 through 18 to install the rest of the printer fonts on the disk labeled System Fonts 2/Macintosh. 20. When the system software and fonts are loaded use the following procedure to restart the printer: a.
  • Page 319 Chapter 8 NOTE: If you do touch some keys during this step, you must go back to step 20a and start from there again. P r i n t e r O p t i o n s 8 - 6 3 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 320 Chapter 8 8 - 6 4 P r i n t e r O p t i o n s EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 321: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 9 Troubleshooting Chapter highlights: Responding to status messages Clearing media jams Preventing media jams Internal hard disk problems Miscellaneous problems: a quick check Mechanical problems Print quality problems Placing a service call EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 323: Introduction

    The following status messages may appear in the control panel message window: x ACTIVE The printer is on line, and one or more jobs are in JOBS progress. The x is replaced by the number of jobs in the queue.
  • Page 324 Media has jammed leaving the OPC belt cartridge area. Remove the jam (see the “Inner Jam” section later in this chapter for details). INITIALIZING The printer is warming up and getting ready to go on line. 9 - 2 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 325 The waste toner cover is not fully closed. Close the OPEN cover. TOP COVER The top cover of the printer is either off or partially OPEN open. Make sure it is seated properly and fully closed. x TONER A toner cartridge is empty. The x is replaced by the EMPTY color of the toner cartridge that needs to be replaced.
  • Page 326: Service Call Messages

    No other jobs can be printed until this job has ended. WARMING The printer is warming up; the fuser is at a low temperature. Wait until the printer has warmed up before you print.
  • Page 327 0 and the mes- sage does not reappear until after another complete cycle. If you continue to use the printer without the proper maintenance or part replacement, print quality can deteriorate and the wear on the printer can shorten the printer’s life.
  • Page 328: Clearing Media Jams

    Chapter 9 Clearing Media Jams When a jam occurs, the message window on the control panel displays one of three messages, MISFEED JAM, INNER JAM, or OUTER JAM. The following sections contain procedures for clearing each type of jam. Clearing Misfeed Jams When the control panel message window displays MISFEED JAM, media has jammed while leaving the media cassette or the manual feed tray.
  • Page 329 Locate the manual-feed platform: it’s a black plastic tray at the top of the media-cassette slot. Remove the manual-feed platform by lifting it up and forward at the front until it drops out (fig. 9.2). Fig. 9.2 Remove Top Tray of Cassette Slot T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 Chapter 9...
  • Page 330 Check to be sure no other pieces of media are lodged farther back in the slot. Then, if you removed the manual-feed platform, replace it. (Push it back into the printer until it is secure.) Make sure the media in the cassette is in good condition, lies flat, and does not exceed the upper-limit mark on the cassette.
  • Page 331: Clearing Inner Jams

    Clearing Inner Jams When the control panel message window displays INNER JAM, media has jammed leaving the OPC belt cartridge, and the leading edge has jammed around the transfer area. To clear this jam, use the following procedure: Open the back cover by pressing the top-right corner to release the spring latch (fig.
  • Page 332 Chapter 9 Open the transfer unit by grasping it in the center by the green handle and pulling it toward you and down (fig. 9.5). Fig. 9.5 Open the Transfer Unit NOTE: To avoid damage to the rollers, always remove jammed media gently.
  • Page 333 Chapter 9 Remove the jammed media if the media is around the drum by using the following procedure. Otherwise, skip to step 4. a. Open the manual feed tray by pressing the top, right corner (fig. 9.6). Fig. 9.6 Open the Manual Feed Tray T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g 9 - 1 1 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 334 Pull up the green handle on the OPC belt cartridge and then pull the cartridge out about 2" (5 cm) to relieve tension on the drum. c. Remove the media from the transfer unit end of the printer (fig. 9.7).
  • Page 335 Close the paper exit unit. When the control panel message window displays IDLE, the printer is ready to print. T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 336: Clearing Outer Jams

    Chapter 9 Clearing Outer Jams When the control panel message window displays OUTER JAM, media has jammed leaving the paper exit unit. To clear this jam, use the following procedure: Open the back cover by pressing the top-right corner to release the spring latch (fig.
  • Page 337 This prevents the unfused toner from coming off on the exit rollers and getting down into the printer. Since toner images on the media aren’t set, avoid getting loose toner on your hands and clothes while removing the jammed media.
  • Page 338 Close the pressure release lever on the fuser unit. Close the paper exit unit. When the control panel message window displays IDLE, the printer is ready to print. 9 - 1 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 339: If The Media Jam Message Stays On

    (See chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations,” or chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” to learn how to use the Paper and the Media keys.) As a last resort, try turning the printer off and on (this will cause jobs to be lost). Jam Recovery...
  • Page 340: Preventing Media Jams

    Set the printer for the print media type and size currently in the cassette. (See chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations,” or chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” to learn how to use the Tray Select and Media keys.)
  • Page 341: Preventing Envelope Jams

    Keep the paper-feed rollers and the manual-feed belts clean. Dirty rollers and belts can draw media unevenly into the printer. See “Cleaning the Paper-Feed Roller and the Manual-Feed Belts” in chapter 6, “Consumables and Preventive Maintenance.”...
  • Page 342: Miscellaneous Problems: A Quick Check

    Administration/Special Pages menu.) If so, go to question 3. If not, check the following: Is the printer off line before you try to enter the menu? It should be. Is the cassette empty? If it is out of media, the message...
  • Page 343 If you still cannot identify the problem, contact your QMS vendor. Is the printer printing codes or not printing at all when in ESP mode? Reconfigure the port for the emulation in which you are trying to print. See chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” for information on configuring the printer.
  • Page 344: Ibm Pc And Compatible Computer Checklist

    Does your application setup match the printer interface settings? Have you set up your printer port at the system level (DOS) and installed a color PostScript driver within your application? (Refer to your DOS, Windows, and application documentation.)
  • Page 345 2? (Check the application manual. If your application supports color PostScript Level 1 but not Level 2, try setting the printer to Level 1 in the Administration/ Emulations/PostScript/Emulation Level menu.) T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g...
  • Page 346: Mechanical Problems

    Configuration,” to see if the selection you are making requires a reboot. Data LED Stays Lit After the printer warms up, if the Data LED stays on, two problems may exist. If you are downloading additional fonts, too many can overload the printer’s memory causing the printer to reset and...
  • Page 347: Printer Resets

    3. Turn the printer off, then back on. It takes approximately 4 minutes for the printer to warm up from a cold start or less than a minute from a warm start. Be sure you wait long enough for a start-up page to print before suspecting a problem.
  • Page 348: Printer Locks Up

    The reset process takes several minutes to complete. Blank Pages Check for a status message to be sure the printer is not out of toner or developer. Be sure you removed the sealing tapes on newly installed toner and developer cartridges.
  • Page 349 If you are using a PC, make sure that the mode statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file ends in a p so that print jobs are sent until the printer accepts them: mode lpt1:,,p Send an end-of-job in case a previous job lacked this command.
  • Page 350: Print Quality Problems

    Print Quality Problems Generally Poor Print Quality Make sure the printer is set for the type of media (paper, transparency film, or thick stock) you are printing on: use the Media key on the printer’s control panel to tell the printer whether paper or transparencies have been loaded in the currently selected cassette.
  • Page 351 Make sure you have enough RAM installed for the job you are trying to print. If your printer has 12 MB RAM, color documents print in 300 dpi. Monochrome documents can be printed in 600 dpi if you configure the printer for monochrome printing,...
  • Page 352 Toner Cartridge” in chapter 6 for details.) Light Image on the Left or Right Side of the Page (all colors) Make sure the printer is level (maximum 1° slant). Dark Image (Entire Page) Decrease the print density for any color(s) used on the page (see “Adjusting Print Density”...
  • Page 353 If images are not printing within the imageable area for the page size you’re using, the printer may be out of alignment. See “The Status Pages” in chapter 5, “Print Media and Daily Operations,”...
  • Page 354 “Media Handling” section of Appendix B, “Technical Specifications.” Colors Not Registering Properly Check to make sure the printer is on a hard, level surface. Check for damage to the OPC belt cartridge. Replace it if necessary. Smudges on the Back of Pages Make sure the size key on the media cassette is set to the right size for each job.
  • Page 355 Smearing on Transparencies Make sure the printer is set for transparency printing: use the Media key on the printer’s control panel to tell the printer transparencies are in the currently selected cassette. See chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” for information on using the control panel.
  • Page 356: Placing A Service Call

    Chapter 9 Placing a Service Call If you have a problem you cannot resolve, contact your QMS vendor. Your vendor is best equipped to immediately handle problem you may encounter. If you cannot get service from your vendor, see appendix A, “QMS Customer Support.” 9 - 3 4 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500 T r o u b l e s h o o t i n g...
  • Page 357: Qms Customer Support

    Appendix A QMS Customer Support EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 359 Your QMS printer vendor Your local vendor (the one from whom you bought the printer) may be best equipped to help you. Your vendor has specially trained service technicians available to answer questions, and the equipment to analyze your printer problems.
  • Page 360 When you use CompuServe, type the following command to go directly to the forum where QMS is located: go qmsprint The QMS library section contains application notes, printer drivers, utilities, technical information, and announcement files. The Internet...
  • Page 361: Qms National Service

    The interface you are using, and, if serial, the protocol The application and version you are using The printer language you are using Your printer firmware version (listed on the status and start-up pages) If after consultation with CTA, you need to return the unit for...
  • Page 362: Qms World-Wide Offices

    Appendix A QMS World-wide Offices United States/ QMS, Inc. Latin America One Magnum Pass Mobile, AL 36618 (334) 633-4300 E-mail: info@qms.com Product Information: (800) 523-2696 OEM Information: (800) 631-2692 Consumables: (800) 777-7782 US Fax: (334) 633-4866 Latin America Fax: (334) 639-3347 Canada QMS Canada, Inc.
  • Page 363: Technical Specifications

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  • Page 365: Print Engine

    Print Engine Print Method Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black electrophotographic recording with semiconductor laser. Dry toner, image transfer to print media. Resolution The table below shows minimum RAM requirements for different page sizes and numbers of colors (shaded areas indicate printing capabilities with the standard 12 MB RAM): Page Size Letter...
  • Page 366: Controller

    250 sec. maximum; 180 sec. average Time Noise Level Not more than 58 dB (A) Engine Main power switch (back of printer) Switches Remote power switch (front of printer) Dimensions 20.5" W x 22.3" D x 14.6" H 520 mm W x 565 mm D x 370 mm H...
  • Page 367: Internal Hard Disk

    1000 W max.; 250 W ave. Energy Saver Mode* less than 45* W *Available only on Energy Star models of the printer when Energy Saver mode is enabled. See chapter 4, “Printer Configuration,” for more information on Energy Saver mode.
  • Page 368: Environmental Requirements

    Appendix B Environmental Requirements B - 4 T e c h n i c a l S p e c i f i c a t i o n s EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 369: Media Handling

    Executive 7.25 x 10.50 Com 10 9.50 x 4.125 Imageable Size Regions* Letter Legal 1/C 8.11 x 13.61 Legal 4/C 8.11 x 11.7 Executive 6.89 x 10.12 Com 10 9.19 x 3.89 Margins* Letter 0.2" Legal 1-Color 0.2" Legal 4-Color 0.2" 5 mm...
  • Page 370 Appendix B Print Media Types, Weights, and Recommended Brands Media Type Plain Paper Laser Paper Thick Stock (manual-feed only) Transparencies Labels Envelopes NOTE: Hammermill Paper offers free samples of its laser paper in varying weights. In the US, call toll free (800) 242-2148.
  • Page 371: Consumables

    Consumables Your QMS vendor can provide the consumables listed below for your color printer. In the US, you can also call (800) 777-7782 to order consumables. Keep in mind that consumables can have an effect on your printer warranty. See “How Consumables Affect Your Warranty”...
  • Page 372: Options

    Appendix B Options These are the options available for this printer at the time this manual went to press. Contact your QMS vendor for a complete, updated list, or (in the US) call QMS at (800) 777-7782. 250-sheet Comes with a media cassette, which is interchangeable Sheet Feeder with the standard cassette.
  • Page 373: Simms

    Q-FAX document 6502, “QMS-tested SIMMs and Hard Disks.” Warranty Considerations You should read your printer warranty carefully and be sure to store it in a safe place. Various factors can affect a printer’s warranty. Two important ones are consumables and electrostatic discharge.
  • Page 374: How Electrostatic Discharge Affects Your Warranty

    QMS will not repair the printer free-of-charge. In this case, standard time and material charges will be applied to service your printer for that particular failure or damage. QMS recommends that you use only quality QMS consumables and accessories to support your printer. To order QMS accessories, in the US call (800) 777-7782.
  • Page 375: Cable Pinouts

    Cable Pinouts LocalTalk The table below gives the correct pinouts for the printer end of the 8-pin LocalTalk cable used to connect a computer and printer: Pinout: Pin No. LocalTalk Macintosh to Serial The table below gives the correct pinouts for a cable connecting the Macintosh printer or modem port to the printer serial port.
  • Page 376: Serial

    Appendix B Serial The table below gives the correct pinouts for the printer end of the 25-pin serial cable used to connect a computer and printer: Pinout: Pin No. Name Serial IBM PC/XT, PC/AT, and Compatible Computers Pinout: IBM PC/XT...
  • Page 377: Centronics Parallel

    Centronics Parallel The following table describes the Centronics parallel interface cable that can be used with your printer. (See “Notes to the Centronics Parallel Cable Pinouts Table” on the next page for more information.) Pinout: Signal Centronics Pin No. Pin No.
  • Page 378: Notes To The Centronics Parallel Cable Pinouts Table

    To prevent noise effectively, these cables should be shielded and connected to the chassis of the system unit and printer, respectively. All interface conditions are based on TTL level. Both the rise and fall times of each signal must be less than 0.2 microseconds.
  • Page 379: 1284 Parallel

    A transfer of two nibbles is required for each byte of information. In byte mode, bi-directional communication between the printer and the host is done in bytes. The byte mode may be used by the host device in a DMA (Direct Memory Access) mode for more efficient operation.
  • Page 380: Dataproducts Parallel

    Appendix B Dataproducts Parallel The following table describes the Dataproducts parallel interface cable that can be used with your printer. Pinout: Signal Dataproducts Pin No. Pin No. Parallel 45, 46 B - 1 6 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 381 Appendix C Notices EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
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  • Page 383: Notices

    To comply with part 15 of FCC rules, shielded interface cables must be used. WARNING! To prevent electrical shock, do not remove any covers from your printer unless you are experienced in working with circuit boards and are following instructions for procedures described in QMS documentation. ACHTUNG! Um einen Elektroschock zu vermeiden, sollte die Drucker- abdeckung niemals von Unbefugten geöffnet werden.
  • Page 384: Vfg 1046/1984 Conformity Statement

    QMS, Inc., Mobile, AL Declaration of Manufacturer/Importer We hereby certify that the laser printer model magicolor LX is in compliance with Vfg 1046/1984 and is RFI suppressed. The marketing and sale of this equipment was reported to the German Postal Service.
  • Page 385: Laser Safety

    Appendix C Laser Safety This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S. Department 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 radiation.
  • Page 386: Colophon

    This manual was written with WordPerfect, illustrated with Adobe Illustrator and Micrografx Designer, and formatted with Ventura Publisher. The manual was printed in camera-ready form on a QMS printer. C - 4 EDNord - Istedgade 37A - 9000 Aalborg - telefon 96333500...
  • Page 387: Additional Technical Information

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  • Page 389: Introduction

    How Your Printer Works Your laser printer works using a combination of a mechanical and an electrical process. The whole process comes down to five stages in which mechanical parts move media (paper or transparencies) through the printer and progressively stronger electrical charges transfer toner from area to area as it forms the image.
  • Page 390 Appendix D A precharger unit puts an even charge across the OPC (Organic Photoconductor) belt. Think of it as preparing a surface for painting. When you send an image file, the QMS controller uses that information to control when the laser beam in the optical unit turns on and off as it scans the OPC belt.
  • Page 391: Memory

    Memory The memory requirements of the printer are dictated by the applications that you run. Of the printer’s memory, 9 MB are divided among blocks or “memory clients,” each dedicated to a specific purpose. Added or extra printer memory (if any) can be redistributed among the memory clients where it can best serve your specific printing needs.
  • Page 392: The Memory Clients

    To determine if and how you need to reallocate printer memory, read the descriptions of the different memory clients in the sections that follow.
  • Page 393: Frame Buffer

    (bitmapped) images of page faces that are ready to be sent to the physical print engine. Your QMS printer comes configured with enough frame buffer memory for a single four-color 300 dpi legal-size page or a single four-color 600 dpi letter-size page in the largest media size supported.
  • Page 394: Postscript Font Cache

    As the font cache memory fills, the printer erases bitmapped characters to make room for new characters. By increasing the...
  • Page 395: Temporary Emulation

    This allows “context switching,” which is the ability to retain downloaded fonts and forms even after the printer changes from one emulation to another. Context switching prevents repetitive downloading and traffic congestion on networks.
  • Page 396: Display List

    The disk cache size should be set to 0 KB if no hard disks are connected to the printer, or if the hard disks are connected D - 8...
  • Page 397: Mb Printer Mem

    System Memory Listed as System Use on the status page, this non-configurable client is the amount of RAM that is used to run the printer’s operating system. It is never increased or decreased. The system memory subtracted from the total amount of RAM identifies the amount of RAM available for all the other memory clients.
  • Page 398: Spooling Overflow

    When a print job is sent to your printer, a portion of that job is stored in the spooling buffer (Administration/Memory/K Mem for Spool menu) while the rest of the job is being printed.
  • Page 399 0x01 0x54 (^a T) instead. (ASCII “T” is the result of XORing ^T with 0x40). This method of quoting guarantees that whenever the printer receives any of the eight control characters, the control function is intended regardless of whether the preceding character is a ^A. Any data byte not equal to one of the eight special control characters is transmitted by sending the data byte.
  • Page 400: Ps Protocol Menu For Optional Network Interfaces

    These options for the PS Protocol menus for optional network interface cards set the binary communications protocol (BCP) for communicating over that interface to a PostScript printer. The default option is normal. Any change to this menu takes effect immediately.
  • Page 401: Advantages

    For example, some device drivers can format bit map images as binary data instead of as ASCII hex data.
  • Page 402: Updated Docs

    Appendix D Updated DOCs This section provides updated information on HP PCL 4 and PCL 5 DOCs. This information will be merged into the appropriate manuals as they are revised. But until then, it supersedes the following: QMS Crown Document Option Commands manual (part number 1800216-001E) and HP PCL 5 Emulation Technical Reference Manual (part number 1800304-001A).
  • Page 403: Font Index Number

    Font Index Number In addition to its ID, a downloaded font also has an unique index number that is automatically assigned by the printer when the font is downloaded. This index number may change if new resources are added, but in practice it usually remains fixed. All currently...
  • Page 404: Resource

    Appendix D are retained when the system is reset (E or receipt of Printer Job Language). External objects reside on the additional resources. All objects are temporary when first created. They can be made permanent objects through PCL commands. Both temporary or...
  • Page 405: Updated Pcl 5 Docs

    Updated PCL 5 DOCs %%IncludeFeature:scalablefonts(value) Purpose: Enables/disables PCL 5 scalable fonts (to print PCL 4 documents that have selected PCL 5 scalable fonts or to more closely emulate the PCL 4 font environment). value: 0 (enables scalable fonts) or 1 (disables scalable fonts) Default: %%IncludeFeature:install(resource id object id) Purpose:...
  • Page 406 Appendix D job unless Retain Temporary is set to On or On Compatibility. If the file the %%IncludeFeature:install command is attached to does not make its downloaded fonts permanent or Retain Temporary is not set, then those objects are removed from the disk when the job completes.
  • Page 407 %%IncludeFeature:remove(resource id object id object type) Purpose: Removes an external object from the printer system. A d d i t i o n a l T e c h n i c a l I n f o r m a t i o n...
  • Page 408 *, font, macro, pattern, or other object type (specifies the kind of objects that are to be deleted from the specified printer system). If object type is * or is not specified, then all objects on the specified resource with the specified object id are removed.
  • Page 409 Only the resident fonts may be selected (the available set varies from printer to printer). An asterisk * in the name indicates that a font is scalable, and that a point size needs to be applied using the pointsize command.
  • Page 410 Appendix D Purpose: Specifies the default font index number. This index is used when the Default Font selected is selectbyid. This allows for selection of fonts only on the current resource. Selection of default font by index overrides the symbol set value. The symbol set is overridden if a bound font is selected as the default or if an unbound font is selected that does not support the default symbol set.
  • Page 411 %%IncludeFeature:criscrlf(value) Purpose: Controls the default line termination mode (the < ESC>&k#G command). Spec ifi es the line termination treatment of a carriage return. value: off (treat line feed as a line feed) or on (treat line feed as a carriage return-line feed combination). The result of various settings for these parameters is shown in table below, in terms of the equivalent code passed to the PCL line termination command...
  • Page 412 Appendix D equivalent code passed to the PCL line termination command. The second setting (lfiscrlf on, criscrlf off) is correct for most ASCII listings printed from UNIX machines. PC listings should usually be done with both items set to Off, and Macintosh listings usually require the third setting (lfiscrlf Off, criscrlf On).
  • Page 413: Glossary

    Emulation The ability of the printer to respond to commands that are intended for a different type of printer. For example, when the printer is set for PostScript Level 2 emulation, it responds to the same commands that a PostScript Level 2 printer does.
  • Page 414 ESP mode is an option for the printer’s LocalTalk, serial, and parallel interfaces.
  • Page 415 It is less expensive than laser paper, but does not offer the same output quality that laser paper does. This printer has plain paper capability: it produces good output on documents such as reports and newsletters.
  • Page 416 (such as PS Executive Series Utilities), a PostScript operator, or a DOC function. This page gives limited information on the printer, such as the printer’s name, the number of pages printed to date, current interface settings, and the amount of RAM available.
  • Page 417 Media..... . 5-10, B-5 Printing on..... . 4-19 Size .
  • Page 418 Chain Inputbin menu ....4-19 Chaining ......4-19 Change Printer Name Error message .
  • Page 419 Color model Full color ..... . . 4-19 Monochrome ....4-19 Color Model menu .
  • Page 420 Securing latches....6-8 When moving printer....6-19 DEVELOPER UNIT MISINSTALLED. . 9-2 Dimensions .
  • Page 421 Electrical requirements Printer ..... . 2-3, B-3 Electronics emissions ....C-2 Electrostatic discharge .
  • Page 422 Media......B-5 Printing on..... . 4-19 Size .
  • Page 423 Frequency ..... . . 7-7 Printer ......7-6 Screen lines .
  • Page 424 Inputbin Chaining ..... . . 4-19 Selecting ..... . . 4-18 Inputbin 1, naming .
  • Page 425 Margins ....5-10, B-5 Printing on..... . 4-19 Size .
  • Page 426 Paper ......9-18 Preventing ... . 5-11, 9-18 - 9-19 Removing .
  • Page 427 Collation submenu ....5-12 Color Model ....4-19 Color Separation .
  • Page 428 Testing parallel port....3-17 Testing serial port ....3-19 Troubleshooting....9-22 PC checklist.
  • Page 429 ......5-11 showpage....3-17, 3-19 translate .
  • Page 430 Specifying ..... . 3-23 Printer options..... . 1-5 Printer setup Using menus .
  • Page 431 Stop bits ......4-24 Test file ......3-19 Testing .
  • Page 432 Status Printer ....2-45, 5-19 Status messages ..... 4-4 100K checkup .
  • Page 433 Remote ......2-44 Symbol ......7-19 System administrator .
  • Page 434 Resident ......7-18 Symbol......7-19 Times .
  • Page 435 Media ......B-5 Printer ..... . 2-2, B-2 Windows driver Installing .
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