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    2450 ® User’s Guide 4139-7747-02A 1800772-001B...

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    Center Building, 1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan. All Rights Reserved. This document may not be copied, in whole or part, nor transferred to any other media or language, without written permission of KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Notice KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

  • Page 3: Software License Agreement

    SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT This package contains the following materials provided by Konica Minolta Business Technolo- gies, Inc. (KMBT): software included as part of the printing system, the digitally-encoded machine-readable outline data encoded in the special format and in the encrypted form (“Font Programs”), other software which runs on a computer system for use in conjunction with the...

  • Page 4: About Adobe Color Profile

    11. Notice to Government End Users: The Software is a “commercial item,” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R.2.101, consisting of “commercial computer software” and “commercial computer software documentation,” as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Consis- tent with 48 C.F.R.

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    4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Adobe licenses the Software to you on an “AS IS” basis. Adobe makes no representation as to the adequacy of the Software for any particular pur- pose or to produce any particular result. Adobe shall not be liable for loss or damage aris- ing out of this Agreement or from the distribution or use of the Software or any other materials.

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    9. GOVERNING LAW This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws in force in the State of California as such laws are applied to agree- ments entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California resi- dents.

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    5. All company names and product names used in this document is the trademarks or regis- tered trademarks of their respective holder. This ICC Profile made by GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker and granted TOYO INK certain license to distribute by GretagMacbeth AG. TOYO Offset Coated 2.0 ©...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    PCL Drivers PPD Files Utilities System Requirements 9 Selecting Driver Options/Defaults (for Windows) 10 Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/NT 4.0 10 Windows Me/98SE (KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PCL6) 11 Windows Me/98SE (KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PPD) 12 Uninstalling the Printer Driver (for Windows) 12 Contents...

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    Displaying Printer Driver Settings (for Windows) 13 Windows XP/Server 2003 13 Windows 2000/Me/98SE/NT 4.0 13 Using the PostScript and PCL Printer Driver 14 Common Buttons OK 14 Cancel 14 Apply 14 Help 14 Easy Set 15 Paper View 15 Printer View 15 Watermark View 15 Quality View 15 Default 15...

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    4 Printer Control Panel and Configuration Menu ... 25 About the Control Panel 26 Control Panel Indicators and Keys Toner Supply Indicators Configuration Menu Overview 29 Main Menu PROOF/PRINT MENU Entering the Password PRINT MENU PAPER MENU QUALITY MENU INTERFACE MENU SYSTEM DEFAULT MENU SERVICE MENU LANGUAGE MENU...

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    6 Replacing Consumables ...77 Replacing Consumables 78 About Toner Cartridges Replacing a Toner Cartridge 81 Replacing the Drum Cartridge Replacing the Backup Battery 7 Maintaining the Printer ...93 Maintaining the Printer 94 Cleaning the Printer 96 Exterior Interior Cleaning the Media Feed Roller and Laser Lens 97 Cleaning the Duplex Option Feed Rollers 100 Cleaning the Media Feed Rollers for Tray 2 101 Storing the Printer 102...

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    Tray 2 144 Installing Tray 2 A Appendix ... 147 Safety Specifications 148 Technical Specifications 148 Printer Consumable Life Expectancy Chart Our Concern for Environmental Protection 152 What is an ENERGY STAR product? 152 Contents...

  • Page 15: Introduction

    Introduction...

  • Page 16: Getting Acquainted With Your Printer

    Space Requirements To ensure easy operation, consumable replacement and maintenance, adhere to the recommended space requirements detailed below. 430 mm (16.9") Front View The options appear shaded in the above illustration. 210.2 560.8 mm (22.1") (8.3") 771.0 mm (30.4") Side View Getting Acquainted with Your Printer...

  • Page 17: Printer Parts

    The following drawings illustrate the parts of your printer referred to through- out this guide, so please take some time to become familiar with them. Front View 1—Output tray 2—Front cover 3—Control panel 4—KONICA MINOLTA Digital Camera Direct Print port 5—Tray 1 (Multipurpose tray) 6—Power switch 7—Top cover...

  • Page 18: Front View With Options

    Front View with Options 1—Tray 2 Rear View with Options 1—Duplex option Getting Acquainted with Your Printer...

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    About the Software...

  • Page 20: Software Utilities Cd-rom

    PostScript Drivers Operating System Windows XP/Server 2003/2000 Windows NT 4.0 When using Windows Me/98SE, use the PPD file for Windows Me/ 98SE. See also “Displaying Printer Driver Settings (for Windows)” on page 13. A specific PPD file has been prepared for applications (such as Page- Maker and Corel Draw) that require that a PPD file be specified when printing.

  • Page 21: Ppd Files

    Operating System Windows XP/Server 2003/2000/Me/ 98SE/NT 4.0 Macintosh OS 9/X Linux For details on the installation of the Windows printer drivers, refer to the magicolor 2450 Installation Guide on the Documentation CD-ROM. Utilities Utility Download Manager Crown Print Monitor for Windows...

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    For details, refer to the PageScope Plug and Print Quick Guide on the Documentation CD-ROM. This network utility enables printers and KONICA MINOLTA multifunctional products to be used in an NDPS envi- ronment. For details, refer to the PageScope NDPS Gateway User Manual on the Documentation CD-ROM.

  • Page 23: System Requirements

    Personal computer – Pentium 2: 400 MHz (Pentium 3: 500 MHz or higher is recommended) – Power Mac G3 or later (G4 or later is recommended) Operating System – Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 1 or later), Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or later), Windows Me, Windows 98SE, Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 6 or later) –...

  • Page 24: Selecting Driver Options/defaults (for Windows)

    – (Windows XP/Server 2003) From the Start menu, choose Printers and Faxes to display the Printers and Faxes directory. Right-click the KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PCL6 or KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PS printer icon and choose Properties. – (Windows 2000/NT 4.0) From the Start menu, choose Settings and then Printers to display the Printers directory.

  • Page 25: Windows Me/98se (konica Minolta Mc2450 Pcl6)

    With Windows NT 4.0, right-click the KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PCL6 printer icon or the KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PS printer icon in the Printers directory, and then click Document Defaults. Skip to step 10. Select the General tab. Click Printing Preferences.

  • Page 26: Windows Me/98se (konica Minolta Mc2450 Ppd)

    Click Apply. Click OK. Uninstalling the Printer Driver (for Windows) This section describes how to uninstall the KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 printer driver if necessary. Close all applications. Open the Printers directory. – (Windows XP/Server 2003) From the Start menu, choose Printers and Faxes to display the Printers and Faxes directory.

  • Page 27: Displaying Printer Driver Settings (for Windows)

    MINOLTA mc2450 PCL6 or KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PS driver and then click on Remove. (Windows XP/Server2003/2000) Click Yes to verify the driver removal. Restart your computer. The KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 printer driver will be uninstalled from your computer. Displaying Printer Driver Settings (for Windows)

  • Page 28: Using The Postscript And Pcl Printer Driver

    When using KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PCL6 printer driver on Win- dows Me/98SE, a tab for specifying printer settings appears in the dia- log box. For details on using KONICA MINOLTA mc2450 PPD on Windows Me/98SE, refer to “Using the Windows Me/98SE PPD File” on page Common Buttons The buttons described below appear on each tab.

  • Page 29: Easy Set

    Easy Set To save the current settings, enter a name, and then click Save. Afterward, the saved settings can be selected from the drop-down list. To change the registered setting, click Edit. Select Defaults from the drop-down list to reset the functions in all tabs to their default values.

  • Page 30: Advanced Tab (postscript Printer Driver Only)

    Advanced Tab (PostScript Printer Driver Only) The Advanced Tab allows you to Specify the PostScript output method Specify whether or not the error messages of a print job are printed Print a mirror image Specify whether or not the application can directly output PostScript data Basic Tab The Basic Tab allows you to Specify the orientation of the media...

  • Page 31: Cover Page Setting Tab

    Cover Page Setting Tab The Cover Page Tab allows you to Print front and back cover pages and separator pages Specify the paper tray that contains the paper for the front and back cover pages and separator pages Overlay Tab Be sure to use overlays with print jobs with a paper size and orienta- tion that matches the overlay form.

  • Page 32: Quality Tab

    Quality Tab The Quality Tab allows you to Switch between color and grayscale printing Specify the printer color settings (Quick Color) Specify the resolution for the printout Specify the format of fonts that are to be downloaded Print using the printer’s fonts Version Tab The Version Tab allows you to view information about the printer driver.

  • Page 33: Using The Windows Me/98se Ppd File

    A tab for specifying printer settings appears in the dialog box. Common Buttons The buttons described below appear on each tab. Click to exit the Properties dialog box, saving any changes made. Cancel Click to exit the Properties dialog box without saving any changes made. Apply Click to save all changes without exiting the Properties dialog box.

  • Page 34: Graphics Tab

    Graphics Tab The Graphics Tab allows you to Specify the resolution for the printout Specify the printer color settings Select the halftone setting Switch between color and monochrome printing Print a mirror image Scale (expand/reduce) documents...

  • Page 35: Using The Status Monitor (windows Only)

    Using the Status Monitor (Windows Only)

  • Page 36: Working With The Status Monitor

    The Status Monitor shows information about the current status of the printer. The Status Monitor can be installed from the Software Utilities CD-ROM. For details on the installation, refer to the magicolor 2450 Reference Guide on the Documentation CD-ROM. Operating Environment The Status Monitor can be used on computers running Windows XP/ Server 2003/2000/Me/98SE/NT 4.0 connected to the printer using the Ether-...

  • Page 37: Recognizing Status Monitor Alerts

    Order Supplies—Click Order Supplies to automatically access the order page for supplies. The address of the page that is accessed can be spec- ified from the Advanced Options dialog box. Printer Alerts—Displays text messages that alert you of conditions such as low toner.

  • Page 39: Printer Control Panel And Configuration Menu

    Printer Control Panel and Configuration Menu...

  • Page 40: About The Control Panel

    The control panel, located on the top of the printer, allows you to direct the printer’s operation. In addition, it displays the current status of the printer, including any condition that needs your attention. Toner Control Panel Indicators and Keys Indicator Ready Error...

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    Cancel About the Control Panel Function Moves up in the menu structure Within a menu choice that is changeable char- acter by character, scrolls upward through the available characters Moves right in the menu structure Moves right through the available menu choices Moves down in the menu structure.

  • Page 42: Toner Supply Indicators

    Toner Supply Indicators The indicators shown below will appear, indicating the amount of toner that remains in the yellow (Y), magenta (M), cyan (C), and black (K) toner car- tridges. I D L E Toner About the Control Panel...

  • Page 43: Configuration Menu Overview

    The magicolor 2450 configuration menu accessible from the control panel is structured as shown below. Main Menu IDLE PROOF/PRINT MENU PRINT MENU PAPER MENU QUALITY MENU INTERFACE MENU SYSTEM DEFAULT SERVICE MENU LANGUAGE * This menu item appears only if an optional hard disk is installed.

  • Page 44: Proof/print Menu

    PROOF/PRINT MENU This menu item appears only if an optional hard disk is installed. With this menu item, print jobs that were set to be saved on the hard disk by using Job Retention on the Basic tab of the printer driver can be printed or deleted.

  • Page 45: Entering The Password

    Entering the Password In order to print or delete a secured job, the four-digit password specified from the printer driver must be entered. Follow the procedure described below to type in the four-digit password specified from the printer driver. Press the Up and Down keys to increase or decrease the first digit of the password.

  • Page 46: Print Menu

    PRINT MENU With this menu, printer information, such as the configuration page and the demo page, can be printed. PRINT MENU MENU MAP CONFIGURATION STATISTICS PAGE FONT LIST DIRECTORY LIST DEMO All factory default values are shown in bold. MENU MAP CONFIGURA- TION STATISTICS...

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    DIRECTORY LIST DEMO Configuration Menu Overview Settings YES/NO Prints the directory list of the hard disk and flash. If the hard disk drive is not installed, only the flash directory list is printed. Settings YES/NO Prints the demo page.

  • Page 48: Paper Menu

    PAPER MENU With this menu, the media used for printing can be managed. PAPER MENU INPUT TRAY DUPLEX ORIENTATION PAGE RECOVERY * This menu item appears only if the duplex option is installed. ** These menu items appear only if the optional lower feeder unit is installed.

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    All factory default values are shown in bold. INPUT TRAY 1 TRAY MODE TRAY 1 Configuration Menu Overview Settings AUTO/CASSETTE When printing from Tray 1, select whether the paper size and paper type set from the printer driver or the MEDIA SIZE MEDIA TYPE selecting...

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    TRAY 2 CUSTOM SIZE AUTO CONTINUE Settings MEDIA LETTER/A4 SIZE Select the setting for the size of paper loaded into Tray 2. The default setting for North America is setting for all other regions is Settings MEDIA PLAIN PAPER/ TYPE LETTERHEAD Select the setting for the type of paper loaded into Tray 2.

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    TRAY CHAINING Settings DUPLEX LONGEDGE of the paper for long-edge binding. SHORTEDGE sides of the paper for short-edge binding. Settings ORIEN- TATION Specify the orientation of the media. Settings PAGE RECOV- Select whether or not the page is printed again after recovering from a paper misfeed.

  • Page 52: Quality Menu

    QUALITY MENU With this menu, settings for the print quality can be specified. QUALITY MENU REPLACE TONER TONER OUT ACTION AIDC DENSITY CONTROL BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW REQUEST AIDC MODE BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Configuration Menu Overview...

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    All factory default values are shown in bold. REPLACE BLACK TONER CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Settings TONER When set to ACTION cartridge is empty. When set to empty. AIDC REQUEST AIDC MODE Configuration Menu Overview Settings YES/NO When is selected, the carousel rotates to the black toner cartridge, so that it can be replaced.

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    DENSITY BLACK CONTROL CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Settings 1/2/3/4/5 Adjust the density of the black toner to one of five levels. is selected, the density is at its lightest level. If is selected, the density is at its darkest level. Settings 1/2/3/4/5 Adjust the density of the cyan toner to one of five levels.

  • Page 55: Interface Menu

    INTERFACE MENU With this menu, interface settings can be specified. Restart the printer after changing settings in the INTERFACE MENU ETHERNET Configuration Menu Overview ETHERNET TCPIP ENABLE DHCP/BOOTP IP ADDRESS DEFAULT ROUTER SUBNET MASK ENABLE HTTP ENABLE AUTO IP IPX/SPX FRAME TYPE ETHERTALK NAME...

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    PARALLEL ACTIVE I/F All factory default values are shown in bold. ETHER- TCPIP ENABLE JOB TIMEOUT JOB TIMEOUT Settings ENABLE YES/NO is selected, TCP/IP is enabled. is selected, TCP/IP is disabled. Settings DHCP/ YES/NO BOOTP Select whether or not the IP address is automatically acquired.

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    Settings AUTO/802.2/802.3/ TYPE ETHER II/SNAP Specify the protocol used with NetWare. Settings NAME magicolor 2450 Specify the name of the printer for finding printers with Macintosh EtherTalk. The printer name can contain a maxi- mum of 16 characters. Settings NAME2 Specify the name of the printer for finding printers with Macintosh EtherTalk.

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    ETHERNET SPEED PROTOCOL ENABLE TIMEOUT PARAL- TIMEOUT Settings ACTIVE Specify the interface to be used. An Ethernet and parallel connection cannot be used at the same time. Settings ZONE Specify the Macintosh EtherTalk zone. The zone name can contain a maximum of 16 characters.

  • Page 59: System Default Menu

    SYSTEM DEFAULT MENU With this menu, settings can be specified to adjust the operation of the printer, such as the time until the machine enters Energy Saver mode. SYSTEM DEFAULT PRINT QUALITY COLOR MODE EMULATIONS STARTUP OPTIONS DATE & TIME ENERGY SAVER ENERGY SAVER MGT SECURITY...

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    CAPTURE PRT JOB FORMAT RESTORE/SAVE * These menu items appear only if an optional hard disk is installed. ** This menu item appears only on 110 V units. All factory default values are shown in bold. Settings PRINT QUAL- Select the image quality for prints. Settings COLOR MODE...

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    STARTUP START OPTIONS PAGE Configuration Menu Overview Settings LINE CR=CR LF=CRLF/ TERMI- CR=CR LF=LF/ NATION CR=CRLF LF=LF/ CR=CRLF LF=CRLF Select the definitions of the CR/LF codes in the PCL language. Settings FONT PITCH SIZE Specify the bitmap font size in the PCL language.

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    SYSSTART Settings DATE & TIME Set the date and time on the hard disk’s time-of-day (TOD) clock. The settings appear in the following order: year, month, day:hour, minutes, seconds. Settings ENERGY SAVER Specify the length of time until the machine enters Energy Saver mode.

  • Page 63: Service Menu

    Settings CAP- TURE Select whether or not received print jobs are saved on the hard disk. without being printed. PRINT on the hard disk. FORMAT FORMAT FLASH FORMAT DISK RESTORE RESTORE /SAVE FACTORY SAVE CUSTOM RESTORE CUSTOM SERVICE MENU With this menu, the service representative can adjust the printer and perform maintenance operations.

  • Page 64: Language Menu

    LANGUAGE MENU ENGLISH/FRANCAIS/ DEUTSCH/ESPANOL/ ITALIANO/PORTUGES/ CESKY The display language of the message window can be changed to the required language. The default setting is English. Configuration Menu Overview...

  • Page 65: Using Media

    Using Media...

  • Page 66: Media Specifications

    What types and sizes of media can I load? Media B5 (JIS) B5 (ISO) Executive Folio Foolscap Kai 16 Legal Government Legal Letter SP Folio Government letter Statement UK Quarto A4 Transparency Letter Transparency Japanese Postcard Double Postcard-D Envelope C5 Envelope C6 Envelope Com10 Envelope DL...

  • Page 67: Media Types

    Before purchasing a large quantity of special media, do a trial print with the same media and check the print quality. Keep media on a flat, level surface in its original wrapper until it is time to load it. For a list of approved media, refer to printer.konicaminolta.com. Plain Paper Capacity Tray 1...

  • Page 68: Thick Stock

    Keep media between 35% and 85% relative humidity. Toner does not adhere well to moist or wet paper. Layered Adhesive Folded, creased, curled, embossed, warped, or wrinkled Perforated, three-hole punched, or torn Too slick, too coarse, or too textured Different in texture (roughness) on the front and back Too thin or too thick Stuck together with static electricity Composed of foil or gilt;...

  • Page 69: Envelopes

    Envelopes Print on the front (address) side only. Some parts of the envelope consist of three layers of paper—the front, back, and flap. Anything printed in these lay- ered regions may be lost or faded. Capacity Tray 1 Tray 2 Orientation Face up Driver Envelope...

  • Page 70: Labels

    Labels A sheet of labels consists of a face sheet (the printing surface), adhesive, and a carrier sheet: The face sheet must follow the plain paper specification. The face sheet surface must cover the entire carrier sheet, and no adhe- sive should come through on the surface.

  • Page 71: Letterhead

    Are precut or perforated Shiny backed paper Letterhead Try printing your data on a sheet of plain paper first to check placement. Capacity Tray 1 Tray 2 Orientation Face up Driver Letterhead Media Type Weight 60 to 90 g/m² (16 to 24 lb bond) Duplexing See page 52 for supported sizes (face up—top of page first).

  • Page 72: Transparencies

    DO NOT use postcards that are Coated Designed for inkjet printers Precut or perforated Preprinted or multicolored If the postcard is warped, press on the warped area before putting it in Tray 1. Folded or wrinkled Transparencies Do not fan transparencies before loading them. Resulting static elec- tricity may cause printing errors.

  • Page 73: Glossy Stock

    If you have problems feeding 50 sheets, try loading only 1–10 sheets at a time. Loading a large number of transparencies at one time may cause static buildup, causing feeding problems. Capacity Tray 1 Tray 2 Orientation Face up Driver Transparency Media Type Duplexing...

  • Page 74: What Is The Guaranteed Imageable (printable) Area

    What Is the Guaranteed Imageable (Printable) Area? The printable area on all media sizes is up to 4 mm (0.157") from the edges of the media. Each media size has a specific image- able area, the maximum area on which the printer can print clearly and without distortion.

  • Page 75: Loading Media

    How do I load media? Take off the top and bottom sheets of a ream of paper. Holding a stack of approx- imately 200 sheets at a time, fan the stack to prevent static buildup before inserting it in a tray. Do not fan transparencies.

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    Slide the media guides to pro- vide more space between them. Load the paper face up in the tray. Do not load paper above mark. Up to 200 sheets (80 g/m plain paper can be loaded into the tray at one time.

  • Page 77: Other Media

    Slide the media guides against the edges of the paper. Close the front panel of Tray 1 tray, and then reattach the lid. Other Media When loading media other than plain paper, set the media mode (for exam- ple, Envelope, Glossy, Label, Thick Stock or Transparency) in the driver for optimum print quality.

  • Page 78: Loading Envelopes

    Loading Envelopes Remove the lid from Tray 1, and then open the front panel of Tray 1. Remove any media from the tray. Slide the media guides to pro- vide more space between them. Load the envelopes flap side down in the tray. Before loading enve- lopes, press them down to make sure that all air is...

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    For envelopes with the flap along the long edge, load the envelopes with the flap toward the left of the printer. Slide the media guides against the edges of the envelopes. Close the front panel of Tray 1 tray, and then reattach the lid. Loading Media...

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    Pull the lever, and then open the top cover. If there is paper in the output tray, remove it. Fold up the output tray before opening the top cover. Do not touch the transfer belt. Raise the fuser separator levers on the fuser unit.

  • Page 81: Loading Labels/postcard/thick Stock/glossy Stock And Transparency

    Carefully close the top cover. Before printing on media other than envelopes, be sure to move the fuser separator levers on the fuser unit to its original position. Loading Labels/Postcard/Thick Stock/Glossy Stock and Transparency Remove the lid from Tray 1, and then open the front panel of Tray 1.

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    Slide the media guides to pro- vide more space between them. Load the media face up in the tray. Up to 50 sheets can be loaded into the tray at one time. Slide the media guides against the edges of the media. Loading Media...

  • Page 83: Tray 2

    Close the front panel of Tray 1 tray, and then reattach the lid. Tray 2 Loading Plain Paper Pull out Tray 2 as far as possi- ble. Loading Media...

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    Lift up Tray 2 to remove it. Remove the lid from Tray 2. Press down the media pressure plate to lock it into place. Loading Media...

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    Load the paper face up in the tray. Do not load above the 100% line. Up to 500 sheets (80 g/m plain paper can be loaded into the tray at one time. Reattach the lid to Tray 2. Loading Media [22 lb]) of...

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    Reinsert Tray 2 into the printer. Loading Media...

  • Page 87: Duplexing

    Select paper with high opacity for duplex (2-sided) printing. Opacity refers to how effectively paper blocks out what is written on the opposite side of the page. If the paper has low opacity (high translucency), then the printed data from one side of the page will show through to the other side. Check your application for margin information.

  • Page 88: Output Tray

    In addition, if “N-up” has been set to “Booklet”, autoduplex printing is per- formed. The following Order settings are available when “Booklet” is selected. Load plain paper into the tray. From the printer driver, specify the layout for duplex printing. Click OK.

  • Page 89: Media Storage

    How do I store media? Keep media on a flat, level surface in its original wrapper until it is time to load it. Media that has been stored for a long time out of its packaging may dry up too much and cause misfeeding. If media has been removed from its wrapper, place it in its original pack- aging and store in a cool, dark place on a level surface.

  • Page 91

    Replacing Consumables...

  • Page 92: Replacing Consumables

    Note Failure to follow instructions as outlined in this manual could result in voiding your warranty. About Toner Cartridges Your printer uses four toner cartridges: black, yellow, magenta, and cyan. Handle the toner cartridges carefully to avoid spilling toner inside the printer or on yourself.

  • Page 93

    When replacing a toner cartridge, refer to the following table. For optimum print quality and performance, use only approved KONICA MINOLTA toner cartridges for your specific printer type, as listed in the table below. If you open the top cover, you can find your printer type and the toner cartridge part numbers on the consumables reorder label inside your printer.

  • Page 94

    Keep toner cartridges: In their packaging until you’re ready to install them. In a cool, dry location away from sunlight (due to heat). The maximum storage temperature is 35° C (95° F) and the maximum storage humidity is 85% (noncondensing). If the toner cartridge is moved from a cold place to a warm, humid place, condensation may occur, degrading print quality.

  • Page 95: Replacing A Toner Cartridge

    Replacing a Toner Cartridge Note Be careful not to spill toner while replacing a toner cartridge. If toner spills, immediately wipe it off with a soft, dry cloth. TONER OUT ACTION is set to , the message STOP color of the toner) appears when a toner cartridge becomes empty. Follow the steps below to replace the toner cartridge.

  • Page 96

    Press Key Pull the lever, and then open the top cover. If there is paper in the output tray, remove it. Fold up the output tray before opening the top cover. Do not touch the transfer belt. Open the front cover and check that the toner cartridge to be replaced has rotated to the exchange position.

  • Page 97

    You can identify the toner cartridge by the color of the handle and by the letter molded into the handle: C (cyan), M (magenta), Y (yel- low) and K (black). Pull the handle on the toner car- tridge toward you, and then pull the toner cartridge up to remove Do not manually rotate the toner cartridge carou-...

  • Page 98

    Remove the cover from the toner roller. Do not touch or scratch the toner roller. Align the shaft on each end of the toner cartridge with its hold- ers, and then insert the car- tridge. Before inserting the toner cartridge, make sure that the color of the toner car- tridge to be installed is the same as the label on...

  • Page 99

    Close the front cover. Carefully close the top cover. The printer must complete a calibration cycle (less than 2 minutes) after the toner cartridge has been replaced. If you open the top cover before the message repeats the calibration cycle. Replacing Consumables appears, the printer stops and IDLE...

  • Page 100: Replacing The Drum Cartridge

    Replacing the Drum Cartridge Pull the lever, and then open the top cover. If there is paper in the output tray, remove it. Fold up the output tray before opening the top cover. Do not touch the transfer belt. Carefully pull out the drum car- tridge.

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    Prepare a new drum cartridge. Do not touch the PC drum on the drum car- tridge. Install the new drum cartridge. Replacing Consumables...

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    Carefully close the top cover. The printer must complete a calibration cycle (less than 2 minutes) after the drum cartridge has been replaced. If you open the top cover before the message appears, the printer stops and IDLE repeats the calibration cycle. Replacing Consumables...

  • Page 103: Replacing The Backup Battery

    Replacing the Backup Battery If the backup battery is dead, the printer’s date and time cannot be retained. Follow the procedure described below to replace the backup battery. Note It’s very important to protect the printer controller board and any associated circuit boards from electrostatic damage.

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    Remove the rear panel. Since there are two hooks on the right side of the panel, remove the rear panel by slightly pull- ing the left side of the panel toward you, then sliding the panel off to the left. While holding the tab on the hard disk mounting pin slid to the left, remove the hard disk.

  • Page 105

    Install a new backup battery. When installing the new backup battery, make sure that the + side faces Attach the hard disk to the printer controller board. Reinstall the panel and tighten the screw. If you removed the duplex option in step1, reinstall it. Reconnect all interface cables.

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    Reconnect the power cord, and turn on the printer. From the control panel, select SYSTEM DEFAULT/DATE & TIME and then set the date and time. Replacing Consumables...

  • Page 107: Maintaining The Printer

    Maintaining the Printer...

  • Page 108: Maintaining The Printer

    CAUTION Read all caution and warning labels carefully, making sure to follow any instructions contained in them. These labels are located on the inside of the printer’s covers and the interior of the printer body. Handle the printer with care to preserve its life. Abuse handling may cause damage and void your warranty.

  • Page 109

    Do not leave the printer’s covers open for any length of time, especially in well-lit places; light may damage the drum cartridge. Do not open the printer during printing. Do not tap media stacks on the printer. Do not lubricate or disassemble the printer. Do not tilt the printer.

  • Page 110: Cleaning The Printer

    CAUTION Be sure to turn off the printer and unplug the power cord before cleaning. Exterior Control Panel Toner Printer Exterior Ready Error Menu Select Cancel Ventilation Grill Filter Cleaning the Printer...

  • Page 111: Interior

    Interior Cleaning the Media Feed Roller and Laser Lens Pull the lever, and then open the top cover. If there is paper in the output tray, remove it. Fold up the output tray before opening the top cover. Do not touch the transfer belt.

  • Page 112

    Note Position the removed drum cartridge as shown in the illustration at the right. Be sure to keep the drum cartridge horizontal and place it where it will not become dirty. Do not leave the drum cartridge removed for more than 15 minutes, and do not place the removed drum cartridge in a location where it would be exposed to direct light (such...

  • Page 113

    Clean the laser lens by wiping them with a soft, dry cloth. Reinstall the drum cartridge. Cleaning the Printer BOTTOM VIEW...

  • Page 114: Cleaning The Duplex Option Feed Rollers

    Carefully close the top cover. Cleaning the Duplex Option Feed Rollers Open the duplex cover. Clean the feed rollers by wiping them with a soft, dry cloth. Cleaning the Printer...

  • Page 115: Cleaning The Media Feed Rollers For Tray 2

    Carefully close the duplex cover. Cleaning the Media Feed Rollers for Tray 2 Lift the printer off of Tray 2 and temporarily place it on a sturdy flat surface. Clean the media feed rollers by wiping them with a soft, dry cloth.

  • Page 116: Storing The Printer

    Lift the printer and reinstall it on top of Tray 2. Storing the Printer Note If this printer is not to be used for an extended period of time, store the printer with the fuser separator levers raised (set to the envelope position).

  • Page 117: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting...

  • Page 118: Introduction

    This chapter provides information to aid you in resolving printer problems you may encounter, or at least guide you to the proper sources for help. Printing the configuration page Preventing media misfeeds Understanding the media path Clearing media misfeeds Solving problems with media misfeeds Solving other problems Solving problems with printing quality Status, error, and service messages...

  • Page 119: Preventing Media Misfeeds

    Preventing Media Misfeeds Make sure that... Media matches the printer specifications. Media is flat, especially on the leading edge. The printer is on a hard, flat, level surface. You store media in a dry location away from moisture and humidity. You remove transparencies from the output tray immediately after printing to avoid static buildup.

  • Page 120: Understanding The Media Path

    Understanding the printer’s media path will help you locate media misfeeds. 1 Output tray 2 Transfer belt unit 3 Toner cartridge carousel 4 Drum cartridge 5 Tray 1 6 Tray 2 (optional) 7 Duplex option 8 Fuser unit Clearing Media Misfeeds To avoid damage, always remove misfed media gently, without tearing it.

  • Page 121: Media Misfeed Messages And Clearing Procedures

    Media Misfeed Messages and Clearing Procedures Media Misfeed Message PAPER JAM TRAY 1 PAPER JAM FUSER PAPER JAM EXIT PAPER JAM TRANSFER PAPER JAM TRAY 2 PAPER JAM DUPLEX Clearing a Media Misfeed in the Printer Pull the lever, and then open the top cover.

  • Page 122

    Carefully pull out the drum car- tridge. Note Position the removed drum cartridge as shown in the illustration at the right. Be sure to keep the drum cartridge horizontal and place it where it will not become dirty. Do not leave the drum cartridge removed for more than 15 minutes, and do not place the removed drum cartridge in a location where it...

  • Page 123

    Reinstall the drum cartridge. Carefully close the top cover. Clearing Media Misfeeds...

  • Page 124: Clearing A Media Misfeed From Tray 2

    Clearing a Media Misfeed From Tray 2 Pull out Tray 2 as far as possi- ble. Lift up Tray 2 to remove it. Remove any misfed paper. Clearing Media Misfeeds...

  • Page 125

    Remove the lid from Tray 2, and then remove all paper from the tray. Fan the paper, and align its edges. Load the media in Tray 2, and attach the lid. Clearing Media Misfeeds...

  • Page 126: Clearing A Media Misfeed From The Duplex Option

    Reinsert Tray 2. Clearing a Media Misfeed from the Duplex Option Open the duplex cover. Carefully pull out the misfed media. Always remove the mis- fed media in the feed direction as shown only. Clearing Media Misfeeds...

  • Page 127

    Close the duplex cover. Clearing Media Misfeeds...

  • Page 128: Solving Problems With Media Misfeeds

    Recheck the media path and make sure that you have removed all of the misfed media. Use KONICA MINOLTA-approved media. See “Media Specifications” on page 52. Plain paper, recycled paper, and letter head can be autoduplexed if the duplex option is installed and the media type is set properly in the driver.

  • Page 129

    Symptom Cause Media is The media is not cor- misfeeding. rectly positioned in the tray. The number of sheets in the tray exceeds the maximum allowed. The media guides are not correctly adjusted to the media size. Warped or wrinkled media is loaded in the tray.

  • Page 130

    Remove the transparencies and load them in Tray 1 one sheet at a time. Do not fan transparencies before loading them. Use KONICA MINOLTA-approved media. See “Media Specifications” on page Clean the media feed roller. For more details, refer to “Interior” on page 97.

  • Page 131: Solving Other Problems

    To order KONICA MINOLTA consumables, go to www.q-shop.com. Symptom Cause Printer The power cord is not power is not correctly plugged into the outlet. Something is wrong with the outlet con- nected to the printer. The power switch is not correctly turned on (I position).

  • Page 132

    ENERGY SAVER MGT menu) Wait. No action needed. Add more memory. Install a correct KONICA MINOLTA toner cartridge approved for your spe- cific printer. Check the toner cartridges. The image will not print correctly or not at all, if a cartridge is empty.

  • Page 133

    Symptom Cause Not all pages The Cancel key was print. pressed. The tray is empty. A document is printed with an overlay file which has been cre- ated by a non-magi- color 2450 driver. Printer The power cord is not resets or correctly plugged into turns off fre-...

  • Page 134

    Administrator password has a 6-char- acter minimum and a 16-character maximum. For details of the Page- Scope Web Connection administrator password, refer to the magicolor 2450 Reference Guide on the Documenta- tion CD-ROM. Remove the moist media and replace it with new, dry media.

  • Page 135: Solving Problems With Printing Quality

    Symptom Cause Nothing is One or more of the printed, or toner cartridges may there are be defective. blank spots The drum cartridge on the may be defective. printed page. The media is moist from humidity. The media set in the printer driver mis- matches the media loaded in the printer.

  • Page 136

    Symptom Cause Image is too Laser lens is dirty. light; there is The media is moist low image from humidity. density. There is not much toner left in the car- tridge. One or more of the toner cartridges may be defective. Media type is set incorrectly.

  • Page 137

    Adjust the humidity in the media stor- age area. Remove the moist media and replace it with new, dry media. Use KONICA MINOLTA-approved media. See “Media Specifications” on page 52. Remove the toner cartridges and check each for damage. If one or more is dam- aged, replace it.

  • Page 138

    Symptom Cause There are One or more of the toner toner cartridges are smudges or defective or installed residual incorrectly. images. The fuser separator levers are adjusted for envelope printing. There are The media transfer toner roller is dirty. smudges on the back side of the page The media path is...

  • Page 139

    Symptom Cause Image The laser lens is dirty. Clean the laser lens. defects. A toner cartridge may be leaking. A toner cartridge may be defective. The drum cartridge may be defective. Lateral lines The printer is not or bands level. appear on The media path is image.

  • Page 140

    Symptom Cause The color The drum cartridge has a poor may be defective. reproduction or has poor color density. If the problem is not resolved, even after all of the above have been per- formed, contact Technical Support with the error information. For contact information, refer to the General Information Guide.

  • Page 141: Status, Error, And Service Messages

    Status, error, and service messages are displayed in the control panel mes- sage window. They provide information about your printer and help you locate many problems. When the condition associated with a displayed message has changed, the message is cleared from the window. Standard Status Messages This message...

  • Page 142: Error Messages (warning)

    This message... PROCESSING MAGICOLOR 2450 STARTING SYSTEM WARMING UP Error Messages (Warning) This message... CANNOT ROTATE CARTRIDGE DISK NEAR FULL X EMPTY X INCORRECT MEDIA MISMATCH OPC DRUM LOW OPC DRUM OUT means... The printer is processing data. The printer is being started The printer is warming up.

  • Page 143

    This message... PAPER MISMATCH X TONER LOW TRAY 2 OPEN Status, Error, and Service Messages means... do this... When using Tray 1: Printing continues with The paper size set paper of a different size, from the printer driver even if this message is different from the appeared.

  • Page 144: Error Messages (operator Call)

    Error Messages (Operator Call) This message... DISK ERROR DISK FULL DUPLEX UNIT PANEL OPEN FATAL ERROR MAIN UNIT COVER OPEN OPC DRUM MISSING PAPER JAM DUPLEX PAPER JAM EXIT PAPER JAM FUSER PAPER JAM TRANSFER means... The hard disk is full or Initialize the hard disk or, damaged.

  • Page 145

    This message... PAPER JAM TRAY X PUT “SIZE” “TYPE” IN TRAY 1 PUT “SIZE” “TYPE” IN TRAY 2 REPLACE OPC DRUM Status, Error, and Service Messages means... do this... Media has misfed Locate and remove the while being pulled misfeed. from the specified tray (X).

  • Page 146: Service Messages

    This message... REPLACE X TONER X TONER MISSING Service Messages These messages indicate a more serious error that can only be corrected by a customer service engineer. If one of these messages appears, turn the printer off, then turn it on again. If the problem persists, contact your local vendor or authorized service provider.

  • Page 147

    Installing Accessories...

  • Page 148: Installing Accessories

    Note Use of accessories not manufactured or supported by KONICA MINOLTA will void your warranty. This chapter provides information about the following accessories. Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) Duplex Option Tray 2 Hard Disk Note Installing accessories always requires that the printer and accessories are turned off and unplugged during installation.

  • Page 149: Dual In-line Memory Module (dimm)

    You may need additional memory (DIMM) for complex graphics and for duplex printing. A dual in-line memory module (or DIMM) is a compact circuit board with sur- face-mount memory chips. Your printer comes with 128 MB SDRAM printer memory on board. However, you can upgrade to a maximum of 640 MB of RAM through the installation of an additional unbuffered SDRAM DIMM.

  • Page 150

    Remove the rear panel. Since there are two hooks on the right side of the panel, remove the rear panel by slightly pull- ing the left side of the panel toward you, then sliding the panel off to the left. Insert the new DIMM straight into the DIMM connector until the latches snap into the locked...

  • Page 151

    Reconnect the power cord, and turn on the printer. Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM)

  • Page 152: Hard Disk

    If a hard disk is installed, fonts can be downloaded and saved, and the over- lay function can be used. Installing a Hard Disk Note It’s very important to protect the printer controller board and any associated circuit boards from electrostatic damage. Before performing this procedure, review the antistatic caution on Page 134.

  • Page 153

    Remove the rear panel. Since there are two hooks on the right side of the panel, remove the rear panel by slightly pull- ing the left side of the panel toward you, then sliding the panel off to the left. Attach the mounting pin on the printer controller board.

  • Page 154

    Attach the hard disk to the printer controller board. Reinstall the panel and tighten the screw. If you removed the duplex option in step1, reinstall it. Reconnect all interface cables. Reconnect the power cord, and turn on the printer. Hard Disk...

  • Page 155: Duplex Option

    Duplex (2-sided) printing can be performed automatically with the duplex option and enough memory installed. See “Duplexing” on page 73. Installing the Duplex Option Turn off the printer. Remove the two knockout plates and the tape. Duplex Option...

  • Page 156

    Prepare the duplex option. Before installing the duplex option, open the duplex cover and check that the knob is posi- tioned vertically. After checking the knob, close the cover. Install the duplex option. Duplex Option...

  • Page 157

    Open the cover of the duplex option. Since the duplex option is not yet secured to the printer, hold the duplex option in place when opening its cover. While pushing in the knobs, turn them clockwise until they are horizontal. The duplex option is secured in place.

  • Page 158: Tray

    If Tray 2 is installed, up to 500 additional sheets of A4/Letter-size paper can be loaded. Installing Tray 2 Note Since consumables are installed in the printer, be sure to keep the printer level when moving it in order to prevent accidental spills. Turn off the printer and discon- nect the power cord and inter- face cables.

  • Page 159

    Lift the printer and place it on top of Tray 2, making sure that the positioning pins on Tray 2 cor- rectly fit into the holes in the bot- tom of the printer. Tray 2...

  • Page 161: A Appendix

    Appendix...

  • Page 162: Safety Specifications

    Printer Safety standards EMC standards Technical Specifications Printer Type Printing system Developing system Resolution First print U.S. model UL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03 European model EU Directive 73/23/EEC EU Directive 93/68/EEC EN 60950-1 (IEC 60950-1) China model GB 4943 U.S.

  • Page 163

    Print speed Warm-up time Media sizes Paper/Media Input capacity Output capacity Operating temperature Operating humidity Power supply Power consumption Amperage Technical Specifications Simplex Monochrome: 20.0 pages per minute for A4, Letter (plain paper) Full color: 5.0 pages per minute for A4, Letter (plain paper) Duplex Monochrome: 11.4 pages per minute for A4,...

  • Page 164

    Acoustic Noise External dimensions Weights Interface Standard memory Printing: 53 dB or less Standby: 35 dB or less Height: 341 mm (13.4") Width: 430 mm (16.9") Depth: 395 mm (15.6") Printer: approximately 20.2 kg (44.5 lb) Toner cartridge: Standard in-box cartridge = 0.65 kg (1.43 lb) (Y, M, C) 0.66 kg (1.46 lb) (K) Replacement cartridge (with toner roller cover)=...

  • Page 165: Consumable Life Expectancy Chart

    Consumable Life Expectancy Chart User-Replaceable Item Toner cartridge Drum cartridge Service-Replaceable Item Transfer unit Transfer roller Fuser unit Technical Specifications Average Life Expectancy (in Simplex Pages) At 5% coverage Standard in-box Cartridge = 4,500 pages (Y, M, C, K) Replacement Cartridge = Standard-capacity: 1,500 pages (Y, M, C) High-capacity: 4,500 pages (Y, M, C, K) At 5% coverage, using plain paper...

  • Page 166: Our Concern For Environmental Protection

    Our Concern for Environmental Protection ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, we have determined that this machine meets the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for energy efficiency. What is an ENERGY STAR product? An ENERGY STAR product has a special feature that allows it to automati- cally switch to a “low-power mode”...

  • Page 167

    Index Accessories 134 DIMMs 135 Duplex option 141 Hard disk 138 Tray 2 144 Antistatic protection 134 Configuration menu 29 Consumables Backup battery 89 Drum cartridge 86 Toner cartridge 78 Control panel 26 Index Dual in-line memory module 135 Duplexing 73 Duplex option 141 Electrostatic discharge 134 Envelope 55...

  • Page 168

    Imageable area 60 Labels 56 Letterhead 57 Loading media 61 Maintenance 94 Media Clearing misfeeds 106 Imageable area 60 Loading 61 Path 106 Preventing misfeeds 105 Media misfeed Duplex option 112 Interior 106 Tray 2 110 Media path 106 Media storage 75 Media type Envelope 55 Glossy stock 59...

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