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  • Page 1 S544-5364-01 IBM Network Color Printer Administrator’s Guide...
  • Page 2 P.O. Box 1900 Boulder, CO 80301-9191, U.S.A. When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a non-exclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you. © Copyright 1996 Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The 32- and 48-MB Printer Configurations..... . 1–2 The IBM Network Color Printer Utilities ......1–4 Chapter 2.
  • Page 4 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer......6–1 Printing a Configuration Page ....... 6–1 Accessing and Reviewing the Setup Menus .
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices References in this publication to IBM products, programs or services do not imply that IBM intends to make these available in all countries in which IBM operates. Any reference to an IBM licensed product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only IBM’s product, program, or service may be used.
  • Page 6 Adobe Persuasion Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Photoshop Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Separator Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Type Manager Adobe Systems, Inc. Apple® Apple Computer, Inc. Apple LaserWriter Apple Computer, Inc. Apple logo Apple Computer, Inc. AppleTalk® Apple Computer, Inc. Agfa® Agfa Division, Miles, Inc.
  • Page 7: Communications Statements For Class B Devices

    PC parallel) must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. Proper cables and connectors are available from IBM authorized dealers. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 8 This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 89/336/ EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a non-recommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards.
  • Page 9: Safety Notices

    Attention notices are located throughout this publication, but are not listed here. Translations of the safety notices used in this library are found in IBM Network Color Printer: Safety Information , G544-5352. This manual is shipped with the printer and is provided with the maintenance documentation.
  • Page 10 No operator maintenance is required to keep the product in compliance as a Class 1 Laser Product. No adjustments that affect laser operation or power are accessible to the operator. See IBM Network Color Printer: Safety Information for national Note: language translations regarding laser safety.
  • Page 11: Preface

    Preface This publication describes how to install printer drivers and end-user software and how to print using the IBM Network Color Printer. Audience This publication is intended for an administrator who configures network servers and the IBM Network Color Printer.
  • Page 12: Related Publications

    Related Publications The following publications are included with this printer: • IBM Network Color Printer: Installation and Relocation Guide , G544-5362 • IBM Network Color Printer: Operator’s Guide , S544-5361 • IBM Network Color Printer: User’s Guide , S544-5363 •...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1. Introducing Your Ibm Network Color Printer

    Chapter 1. Introducing Your IBM Network Color Printer Congratulations on purchasing your new IBM Network Color Printer. The Network Color Printer is a color laser printer with a number of advanced features. It can produce single-sided monochrome prints at a rate of up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) and full-color prints at a rate of 3 ppm.
  • Page 14: The 32- And 48-Mb Printer Configurations

    Queueing, Spooling, Job Storage, and Security In the 32- and 48-MB configurations, the Network Color Printer behaves like a print server in that it provides server-like job storage and management functionality. It provides this functionality through the Print queue, Printed queue, Hold queue, and Direct queue.
  • Page 15 The Direct Queue The Direct queue provides a direct connection to the Network Color Printer, bypassing the printer’s hard disk. When you submit a job to the Direct queue, the printer accepts the job when it is ready to print the job. The Direct queue does not store jobs on the printer’s hard disk and so does not provide job...
  • Page 16: The Ibm Network Color Printer Utilities

    PostScript fonts from the hard disk. Only fonts that are not part of the permanently installed set can be deleted. The Downloader utility is supported for all three of the Network Color Printer configurations. It runs on the Windows NT, Windows 95, and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Page 17: Chapter 2. Configuring Your Novell Network

    2. Performance using a network protocol adapter may not match performance using the Ethernet attachment. 2. See “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1 and use the information there to enable the printer’s parallel port and connect it to one of the printer’s internal queues.
  • Page 18 Note: cannot communicate with the printer. 2. See “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1 and use the information there to enable the printer’s parallel port and connect it to one of the printer’s internal queues. The Print queue is the recommended choice, because it allows you to redirect the job to a different printer at any time until the job is printed.
  • Page 19: Overview Of Novell Network Configuration (Ethernet)

    Spooler allows users to manage their jobs that are stored in the Print, Hold, or Printed queues. The IBM Network Color Printer diskettes and Customer CD-ROM contain the print drivers, printer description files, and utilities. For instructions on installing software from the Customer CD-ROM or diskettes, see the User’s Guide .
  • Page 20 Checking the Frame Type The frame type is the format of the communications packet that the NetWare file server uses. When the file server loads its network drivers, a setup file specifies the frame type. The printer supports frame types of Ethernet_802.2, Ethernet_802.3, and Ethernet II.
  • Page 21 You can create up to three print servers on the Novell NetWare file server. These will provide print services to the printer. When you connect the IBM Network Color Printer to a NetWare server, Note: the connection is between a single printer queue and one NetWare print server.
  • Page 22 To create print servers and print queues: Create and configure new NetWare print servers and print queues using NetWare Print Console, a NetWare utility that is stored in NetWare’s PUBLIC directory. The following steps apply to NetWare version 4.1. For complete instructions and instructions that apply to your version of NetWare, see the documentation that came with NetWare.
  • Page 23 You have finished configuring the NetWare file server to support the printer. Now you must configure the printer to attach to the server and receive jobs from it. See “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1. Configuring the client PCs and Macintoshes to use the NetWare queue...
  • Page 24 2–8 Administrator’s Guide...
  • Page 25: Chapter 3. Configuring Your Windows Nt Network

    2. Performance using a network protocol adapter may not match performance using the Ethernet attachment. 2. See “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1 and use the information there to enable the printer parallel port and connect it to one of the printer’s internal queues.
  • Page 26: Overview Of Windows Nt Network Configuration (Ethernet)

    You have completed the steps for attachment using a protocol adapter. You can skip the rest of this section and go to “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1.
  • Page 27: Configuring Your Windows Nt Server

    AppleTalk printer. It allows Macintoshes to submit jobs to the NT server. Otherwise, Macintoshes on the network must print directly to the IBM Network Color Printer, bypassing the server. • If you will install the printer as a TCP/IP device, see “Installing the Printer Driver as a TCP/IP Device on Your NT Server”...
  • Page 28 Installing the Printer Driver as an AppleTalk Device on Your NT Server There are two parts to installing the printer as an AppleTalk device. They are: • Installing AppleTalk network services (called “Services for Macintosh”) • Installing the printer driver on the NT server using AppleTalk. Adding AppleTalk Network Services Use this section to install Services for Macintosh on your NT server.
  • Page 29 • If you are using diskettes, insert the Windows Drivers diskette. Click on the OK button. 3. During driver installation, select IBM Network Color Printer. Click on the OK button. 4. When installation is complete, the driver name appears on the Driver menu of the Create Printer dialog box.
  • Page 30 • If the network has zones, double-click on the zone containing the printer. This displays a list of printers in the zone. 3. The IBM Network Color Printer appears in the list once for each of its available queues. If all the queues are enabled and the default name “IBMnetcolor”...
  • Page 31 • If you are using diskettes, insert the Windows Drivers diskette. Click on the OK button 6. During driver installation, choose the IBM Network Color Printer. When installation is complete, the driver name appears on the driver menu of the Create Printer dialog box. The printer driver is installed and configured with the printer PPD.
  • Page 32 Sharing the Customer CD-ROM from Your NT Server The Customer CD-ROM contains the end-user software that each client needs in order to print successfully to the printer. This software includes the print driver, printer description files, and utilties.You might want to share the Customer CD-ROM from the NT server, which will enable the network clients to install the software without the need for client CD-ROM drives, CD-ROMs, or diskettes.
  • Page 33: Chapter 4. Configuring Your Macintosh Network

    Chapter 4. Configuring Your Macintosh Network This chapter discusses the tasks involved in configuring your Macintosh network for the IBM Network Color Printer. The configuration tasks you will perform to make the printer an effective part of your network printing environment are: 1.
  • Page 34: Configuring Your Macintosh For Sharing Files

    AppleTalk. For instructions on configuring the printer so that it is enabled for AppleTalk, see “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1. Sharing the Customer CD-ROM from a Macintosh Follow these steps to set up the Customer CD-ROM to be shared: 1.
  • Page 35 Allowing Guests to Use the Shared Customer CD-ROM This section describes how to make the shared Customer CD-ROM available to all users on the network rather than only to those with a user ID on your Macintosh. 1. Click and hold the mouse pointer on the Apple menu and slide the pointer down to select Control Panels.
  • Page 36 3. Double-click on the icon labeled <Guest>. The access permissions of the guest user, who has no password, are displayed. Make sure that both the box under File Sharing and the box under Program Linking are checked. If one of these boxes is not checked, click on it with the mouse pointer. Other users can now access the Customer CD-ROM as guest without needing a password.
  • Page 37: Chapter 5. Configuring Your Aix Network

    2. Performance using a network protocol adapter may not match performance using the Ethernet attachment. 2. See “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1, and use the information there to enable the printer’s parallel port and connect it to one of the printer’s internal queues.
  • Page 38 Note: cannot communicate with the printer. 2. See “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1, and use the information there to enable the printer’s parallel port and connect it to one of the printer’s internal queues. The Print queue is the recommended choice.
  • Page 39: Overview Of Aix Network Configuration (Ethernet)

    This is especially important because these defaults will be used for all jobs that are submitted using lpr commands. To configure the printer, see “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1. Overview of AIX Server Configuration Create queues on your AIX server to connect to the printer.
  • Page 40 AIX server, see the documentation that came with the AIX operating system. Overview of End-User PC and Workstation Configuration To review, the general steps involved in AIX configuration for the IBM Network Color Printer include making sure that TCP/IP is installed and...
  • Page 41: Chapter 6. Configuring The Ibm Network Color Printer

    Use the information in the following sections as a guide as you progress through the printer setup menus. When you have finished configuring your network servers and the printer, see the IBM Network Color Printer: User’s Guide for information on: • Installing printer drivers and software on Macintoshes, PCs, and workstations •...
  • Page 42 Online push button. 2. Check that the Attention light is not on. If it is, refer to the section on operator messages in your IBM Network Color Printer: Operator’s Guide and take appropriate action. 3. Press the Menu push button. You see PRINT PAGES on the first line of the display panel.
  • Page 43: Accessing And Reviewing The Setup Menus

    Menu push button. You see SELECT FUNCTION on the first line of the display panel and RUN SETUP on the second line of the display panel. 6–3 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 44: Entering A Password

    4. Press the Enter push button. RUN SETUP moves to the first line of the display panel, and PRINTER SETUP is displayed on the second line. 5. Use the Menu Scrolling push buttons to scroll through the menus until you see the one you want.
  • Page 45 YES, on the second line. Press the Enter push button to save the changes. 8. If the password you entered in step 6 does not match the one you entered 6–5 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 46 in step 5, you see PASSWORD INCORRECT on the first line of the display panel. Press the Enter push button. You see TRY AGAIN on the first line of the display panel. Press the Enter push button and repeat step 5 through step 7.
  • Page 47 EXIT SETUP Use this menu to exit the Setup menus. The choices you make in some menus affect which subsequent options will be available as you continue through the menus. 6–7 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 48 The following table lists the default menu settings with which the printer arrives and shows the other possible settings. Review this table to determine what you need to change. Before making changes in any of the menus, see the section in this chapter that gives details of the network and operating system implications.
  • Page 49: Choosing Setup Options

    In the Printer Setup menu, set the default job options that the printer will use. For most of these options, the end user can also set the option when he or she sends the job. If the end user chooses “Printer’s Default” when sending 6–9 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 50 the job, the job will print with the settings you choose here. These defaults also apply to most jobs sent with the command, as this command cannot specify most of these options. Table 2: Printer Setup Options and Client/server Implications Paper Source Notes AppleTalk...
  • Page 51 NetWare TCP/IP All jobs will use the All jobs will use the default you set here. default you set here. 6–11 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 52: Choosing Queue Setup Options

    Choosing Queue Setup Options Use the information in this section to choose options in the Queue Setup menu. To get to the Queue Setup menu, use the information in “Accessing and Reviewing the Setup Menus” from page 6–3 to page 6–3. In the Queue Setup menu, set which are enabled among the Print queue, Direct queue, Hold queue, and Printed queue.
  • Page 53 TCP/IP users can everyone’s jobs. send jobs to it using the queue named ibmcolor_hold. This is not Note: recommended! Once in the Hold queue, jobs cannot be affected by commands. 6–13 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 54 Table 3: Queue Setup Options and Client/server Implications Enable Notes Macintosh Windows NT Printed Q • When enabled, the When AppleTalk and the If AppleTalk is enabled, Printed queue are enabled, users of NT Workstation Printed queue Macintosh users can use and Server can use the YES (default) automatically receives...
  • Page 55: Choosing Job Log Setup Options

    Select YES for this option. job log accumulates NetWare clients can view, job records until it is copy and print the job log. printed using the Spooler or from the operator panel. 6–15 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 56: Clearing The Job Log And Printer Queues

    Table 4: Job Log Setup Options and Client/Server Implications AutoClear Notes Macintosh Windows NT • When set to YES, the Using the Spooler utility, Using the Spooler utility, NO (default) Macintosh users can view, NT workstations and Job Log clears copy, and print the job log.
  • Page 57: Choosing System Setup Options

    Notes System Time The printer uses the time on start pages, cover Specify the pages, and in the job log. current time in the 24-hour format: hh:mm 6–17 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 58: Choosing Network Setup Options

    Table 6: System Setup Options and Client/Server Implications Change Password NO (default) Notes Macintosh Windows NT • Use this menu option After a password is set, a After a password is set, a user must know the user must know the to create or change the password in order to use password in order to use...
  • Page 59 • If you select NO, skip to “Enable TCP/IP” on page 6–23. IPX Frametype Notes Select the Ethernet Frame Type that your Ethernet 802.2 NetWare file server uses. (default) Ethernet 802.3 Ethernet II 6–19 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 60 Table 7: Network Setup Options and Client/Server Implications: Novell IPX Settings Notes • Select VIEW to see a list of VIEW (default) connected file servers. CHANGE • Select CHANGE to delete all existing connections to NetWare file servers and print servers, and begin connecting a new set of file servers and print servers to the printer.
  • Page 61 In seconds, set the interval at which the printer queue will poll the NetWare print 15 (default) server for jobs. Use the Menu Scrolling push buttons to select the interval you want. 6–21 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 62 Table 7: Network Setup Options and Client/Server Implications: Novell Select Queue Notes • The printer displays the first item in a Direct (default) scrollable list of the enabled printer Print queues. Hold Note: These are the built-in printer queues, not NetWare queues. •...
  • Page 63 • If your network does not use gateways, leave blank. • Obtain the gateway address from the AIX or TCP/IP administrator for your site. 6–23 Chapter 6. Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer...
  • Page 64: Exiting The Setup Menus

    Choosing Parallel Setup Options The following table summarizes parallel setup options. Table 9: Network Setup Options: Parallel Parallel Setup Notes Select YES to enable and configure the printer’s parallel YES (default) port. Timeout Notes • If you will be sending TIFF files and PostScript files in binary format, enter a number of seconds.
  • Page 65: Appendix A. Assembling A Software Package For Your Customers

    Appendix A. Assembling a Software Package for Your Customers If you operate the IBM Network Color Printer in a copy shop, quick print shop, or service bureau, you might want to give the PostScript Level 2 Printer Driver and IBM Network Color Printer PPD to your customers who regularly bring in color print jobs.
  • Page 66 A–2 Administrator’s Guide...
  • Page 67: Appendix B. Upgrading The Printer System Software

    Appendix B. Upgrading the Printer System Software This appendix contains instructions for upgrading the system microcode on your IBM Network Color Printer. Before you begin: Close all open Spooler and Downloader utility sessions. Open utility sessions prevent the printer from going offline. To do a microcode upgrade without risking the loss of print jobs or damage to the printer, you must be able to take the printer offline.
  • Page 68 2. Select “What we offer”... The What we offer page is displayed. 3. Select “Printing systems”... The Printing systems page is displayed. 4. Use the menu selections to find and download the IBM Network Color Printer microcode upgrade you want. Choose the microcode upgrade that is the appropriate version and is in the format that works with your operating system.
  • Page 69 Before you begin: • Get the microcode upgrade file from the IBM WWW home page. See “To get the Microcode upgrade file” on page B–2. • Make sure that you have a PC or workstation parallel-attached to the printer.
  • Page 70 NetWare server before the microcode upgrade, press the Enter push button to enter the setup menus. Use the instructions in “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1 to change the printer name and to review the connections to the NetWare server.
  • Page 71 Before you begin: • Get the microcode upgrade file from the IBM World Wide Web home page. See “To get the Microcode upgrade file” on page B–2. • Make sure that you have a networked PC or workstation that can use the command.
  • Page 72 NetWare server before the microcode upgrade, press the Enter push button to enter the setup menus. Use the instructions in “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1 to change the printer name and to review the connections to the NetWare server.
  • Page 73 Use this procedure to apply a microcode update using a system upgrade CD-ROM provided to you by IBM support. This procedure is only necessary if the printer will not finish its boot sequence and reach a ready state. If the printer will reach a ready state, you should use the simpler procedure documented in “Upgrading Microcode over Ethernet or Parallel Connections”...
  • Page 74 8. Scroll to: SELECT FUNCTION FORMAT DISK 9. Press the Enter push button to select FORMAT DISK. The display reads: FORMAT DISK? 10. Scroll until YES is displayed on the second line and press the Enter push button. The following message is displayed: FORMAT METHOD HIGH-LEVEL 11.
  • Page 75 NetWare server before the microcode upgrade, use the instructions in “Configuring the IBM Network Color Printer” on page 6–1 to change the printer name and to review the connections to the NetWare server. You may need to recreate the connections to the NetWare server.
  • Page 76 B–10 Administrator’s Guide...
  • Page 77: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    RISC reduced instruction set computer fuser heater read-only memory © X–1 Copyright IBM Corp. 1996 Acronyms and Abbreviations...
  • Page 78 SCSI small computer system interface short edge feed SIMM single inline memory module spool simultaneous peripheral operations online TCP/IP transmission control protocol/Internet protocol TIFF tagged image file format test point V ac volts alternating current V dc volts direct current X–2 Administrator’s Guide...
  • Page 79: Glossary

    If you do not find the term you need, reliably. see the IBM Dictionary of Computing , New York, McGraw-Hill, 1994, and the IBM Dictionary of AIX operating system. IBM’s version of the UNIX Printing , G544-3973.
  • Page 80 PostScript interpreter when converting specifications. RGB data sent to the printer to CMYK data used by Calibrator utility. See IBM Color Calibrator. the print processor. See also rendering style . cam. A rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical color-rendering style.
  • Page 81 CD-ROM. A CD-ROM holding the user density control panel. When you make a test print, software for the printer, including the IBM Color the indicator on the gauge goes on to confirm the Calibrator, Downloader, and Spooler utilities and test pattern you chose for the test print: solid colors, the PostScript color pages.
  • Page 82 Each dot is either on or off, printed or not printed. See also pixels per inch (ppi) . Downloader utility. See IBM Color Downloader . feeder. See paper feeder . driver. A disk file that holds information needed to feeder access door.
  • Page 83 Jobs in the Hold queue do not print or the printer that holds the fuser oil. See also fuser oil. clear from the printer until someone uses the IBM fuser rollers. The hardware devices used to Color Spooler to move them to the Print queue or to transfer the heat and pressure needed for the toned discard them from the printer’s hard disk.
  • Page 84 Microsoft Excel A graphics-oriented spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft Corporation for IBM PC-compatible computers and kilobyte (KB). 1024 bytes. Macintosh computers. monitor style. A rendering style that produces color similar to the color on a computer monitor.
  • Page 85 native file format. The default file format an bar has completely disappeared, it is time to add application uses to store data on disk. paper to the tray. NET_WSCK.INI file. A file used by the utilities paper feeder. The mechanism that inserts paper running over the TCP/IP and IPX/SPX protocols to into the printer.
  • Page 86 Jobs in the Print queue print in point size. See point . the order the printer receives them. You can use the IBM Color Spooler to move jobs from the Print X–10 Administrator’s Guide...
  • Page 87 Printed queue for temporary storage. You can then is formed and a hard disk to buffer multiple pages. use the IBM Color Spooler to move the job into the See also “ripping.” Print queue or the Hold queue, or to discard it from the printer’s hard disk.
  • Page 88 See presentation rendering . also density control panel , density gauge, Spooler utility. See IBM Color Spooler. separation voltage . spooling. The use of auxiliary storage as buffer separation voltage. The ac corona charges...
  • Page 89 toner cartridge position mark. A mark on the printer’s turret that you use to align with the arrow on a toner cartridge. tagged image file format (TIFF). A bitmapped graphics format for scanned images of up to 300 toner projection development. The process in dpi.
  • Page 90 turret. A rotating device in the printer that and serves as an access point to shared network positions a selected toner cartridge for transferring resources. toner to the photoconductor drum. turret rotation knob. The knob on the printer’s turret that you push and turn to replace a toner zone.
  • Page 91: Index

    PC 5–3, 5–4 performance 1–3 printer configuration for TCP/IP printing 5–3 queueing, spooling, job storage, security 1–2 workstation 5–4 68x3949, IBM cable 5–2 Create Printer 3–5, 3–7 Customer CD-ROM sharing from a NetWare server 2–7 customer CD-ROM sharing from Windows NT server 3–8 abbreviations X–1...
  • Page 92 AIX networks 5–1 5–2 integrating into Windows NT networks 3–1 parallel-attaching introducing the IBM network color printer 1–1 NetWare server on Token-Ring 2–2 PCONSOLE 2–6 performance 16-MB configuration 1–1 32- and 48-MB configuration 1–3 Macintosh Print queue 1–2...
  • Page 93 network setup 6–18 sharing customer CD-ROM 3–8 setup menus accessing 6–3 spooler, color 1–4 system requirements for AIX integration 5–1 integrating Windows NT network environments 3–1 Novell NetWare network 2–1 Windows NT 3–1 TCP/IP address, for configuring in AIX 5–3 device installing printer driver in Windows NT 3–7 printing with in AIX environments 5–3...
  • Page 94 X–18 Administrator’s Guide...