Dell Laser Printer 1110 Installation Manual
Dell Laser Printer 1110 Installation Manual

Dell Laser Printer 1110 Installation Manual

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Unpacking Your Printer

1. Select a location for your printer.
Leave enough room to open the printer tray, covers, doors, and options. It is also important to allow enough space around the printer for proper
Provide the proper environment:
A firm, level surface
Away from the direct airflow of air conditioners, heaters, or ventilators
Away from sunlight, extreme humidity, or wide fluctuations in temperature
A clean, dry, and dust-free location
Leave the printer in the box until you are ready to set it up.
2. In addition to the Dell Laser Printer 1110, ensure that you have the following items in the box. If there is a missing item, contact Dell:
Starter Toner
a.  The appearance of the power cord may differ according to your country's specifications.
b.  The Drivers and Utilities CD contains the Dell printer driver, Dell™ Toner Management System, and an HTML User's Guide.
The power cord must be plugged into a grounded power socket.
3. Save the carton and packing material in case the printer needs to be repacked.
4. Remove the packing tape from the printer.

About Your Printer

These are the main components of your printer. The following illustrations show the standard Dell Laser Printer 1110:

Front View

Owner's Manual
Power Cord
Drivers and Utilities
Setup Diagram


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Summary of Contents for Dell Laser Printer 1110

  • Page 1: Unpacking Your Printer

    Leave the printer in the box until you are ready to set it up. 2. In addition to the Dell Laser Printer 1110, ensure that you have the following items in the box. If there is a missing item, contact Dell:...
  • Page 2: Rear View

         Rear View       Operator Panel Button Functions The operator panel on the top right side of your printer has two LEDs and one button.  LEDs Description The operator panel LEDs signify different things, depending on their sequence. LEDs that are off, on, and/or blinking indicate printer conditions, such as printer status, intervention (for example, out of paper and jammed paper), or service.
  • Page 3 To print a demo page In Ready mode, press and hold for 2 seconds until both LEDs blink slowly, and release. Manual feeding Press each time you load a sheet of paper in the tray, when you select Manual Feed for Source from your software application.
  • Page 4: Loading Paper

    5. Unfold the toner cartridge handle and grasp it. Insert the cartridge into the printer until it snaps into place. 6. Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely closed. If the cover is not firmly closed, printing errors may occur. NOTE: When printing text at 5% coverage, you can expect a toner cartridge life of approximately 1,000 pages for the starter toner cartridge that is shipped with the printer (2,000 pages for a standard toner cartridge).
  • Page 5: Connecting A Printer Cable

    Connecting a Printer Cable   To print from your computer, you need to connect your printer to your computer with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable. USB cables are sold separately. Contact Dell to purchase a USB cable. NOTE: Connecting the printer to the USB port of the computer requires a certified USB cable. You will need to buy a USB 1.1 compliant cable that is 3 m or less in length.
  • Page 6: Printing A Demo Page

    CAUTION: The fusing area at the rear part of the inside of your printer becomes hot once the printer is powered on. Be careful not to be burned when you access this area. CAUTION: Do not disassemble the printer when it is powered on. If you do, you may receive an electric shock.  ...
  • Page 7: Finding Information

    • Downloads- Drivers • Reference- Printer documentation and product specifications You can access Dell Support at Select your region on the WELCOME TO DELL SUPPORT page, and fill in the requested details to access help tools and information.  ...
  • Page 8: Maintenance

    Maintenance   Cleaning Your Printer   Maintaining the Toner Cartridge   Ordering Supplies       Cleaning Your Printer  To maintain print quality, follow the cleaning procedures below, each time the toner cartridge is replaced or if print quality problems occur. NOTE: Do not touch the transfer roller located under the toner cartridge when cleaning inside the printer. Oil from your fingers may cause print quality problems.
  • Page 9: Maintaining The Toner Cartridge

    CAUTION: Do not touch the transfer roller inside the printer. Oil from your fingers may cause print quality problems. 5. Reinsert the toner cartridge and close the front cover. 6. Plug in the power cord and power the printer on.  ...
  • Page 10: Redistributing Toner

    CAUTION: For best results, use Dell toner cartridges. Print quality and printer reliability are not guaranteed if you do not use Dell supplies.   To replace the toner cartridge: 1. Open the front cover.
  • Page 11 2. Pull the used toner cartridge out and lift it up and away from the printer. CAUTION: Avoid reaching too far into the printer. The fusing area may be hot. 3. Unpack a new toner cartridge. Hold the cartridge carefully and thoroughly shake it from side-to-side 5 or 6 times to distribute the toner. NOTE: If toner comes into contact with your clothing, wipe the toner off with a dry cloth and wash your clothing in cold water.
  • Page 12: Ordering Supplies

    Ordering Supplies   You can order supplies using the Dell™ Toner Management System or by contacting Dell at   In addition to the toner level indicator that is displayed in the Printing Status window each time you send a job to print, the printer's operator panel LED sequences tell you about the status of your supplies.
  • Page 13: Paper Handling

    Paper Handling   Print Media Guidelines   Verifying the Output Location   Loading Print Media in the Paper Tray   Using Manual Feed Mode   Printing on Special Materials   Print Media Guidelines Printer media includes paper, card stock, transparencies, labels, and envelopes. Your printer provides high quality printing on a variety of print media. Selecting the appropriate print media for your printer helps you avoid printing problems.
  • Page 14: Verifying The Output Location

    Store unused materials at temperatures between 15°C and 30oC (59°F to 86°F). The relative humidity should be between 10% and 70%.   During storage, you should use moisture-proof wrap, such as a plastic container or bag, to prevent dust and moisture from contaminating your paper.  ...
  • Page 15: Loading Print Media In The Paper Tray

    NOTE: If you print many pages, the surface of the output tray may become hot. Be careful not to touch the surface, and especially keep children away from the surface. NOTE: The output tray can hold up to 100 sheets of paper. Remove the pages so that the tray does not become overloaded.  ...
  • Page 16: Printing On Special Materials

    Adjust the paper length and width guides against the print material without bending it. 2. To print a document in Manual Feed mode, you must select Manual Feed for Source from the software application, and then select the appropriate paper size and type. For details, see "Paper Tab".
  • Page 17 NOTE: To prevent labels from sticking to each other, do not let the printed label sheets stack up as they are printed out. Load a transparency in the tray with the side to be printed on facing up, and the top with the adhesive strip inserted first. NOTE: To prevent transparencies from sticking to each other, do not let the printed sheets stack up as they are printed out.
  • Page 19: Printing A Document

    Printing    Printing a Document    Fitting Your Document to a Selected Paper Size    Printer Settings    Printing a Reduced or Enlarged Document    Printing Multiple Pages on One Sheet of Paper    Using Watermarks   Printing Posters    Using Overlays   ...
  • Page 20: Printer Settings

    You can access this window simply by double-clicking the printer icon at the bottom right corner of the Windows desktop. 1. From the Windows Start button, click Settings. 2. Select to Printers (Windows 98/Me/2000) or Printers and Faxes (Windows XP) to open the Printers window and double-click the Dell Laser Printer 1110 icon.
  • Page 21: Paper Tab

     The Layout tab provides options for you to adjust how the document appears on the printed page. The Layout Options section includes advanced printing options, such as Multiple Pages per Side and Poster. See step 3 in "Printing a Document" for more information on accessing printer properties.
  • Page 22: Graphics Tab

    Make sure that Source is set to the appropriate paper input mode. Source The Manual Feed source is used when printing on special materials. You need to load one sheet at a time into the paper tray. See "Using Manual Feed Mode".
  • Page 23: Extras Tab

    You can set advanced settings by clicking the Advanced Options button. Advanced Options TrueType Options This option determines what the driver tells the printer about how to print the text in your document. Select the appropriate setting according to the status of your document. This option is available only when you use Windows 98. •...
  • Page 24: Using A Favorite Setting

    2. For Windows 98/Me/2000, select Settings and then Printer. For Windows XP, select Printers and Faxes. 3. Select the Dell Laser Printer 1110 icon. 4. Right-click on the printer icon and select Properties. 5. Click the Printer tab and set the options.
  • Page 25: Using Help

    You can also restore the printer driver's default settings by selecting Printer Default from the list.   Using Help   Your printer has a help screen that can be activated by the Help button in the printer's properties window. These help screens give detailed information about the printer features provided by the printer driver.
  • Page 26: Printing On Both Sides Of Paper (Manual Duplex)

    3. Configure the poster option: You can select the page layout from 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4. If you select 2x2, the output will be automatically stretched to cover 4 physical pages. Specify an overlap in millimeters or inches to make it easier to reconstruct the resulting poster. 4.
  • Page 27: Fitting Your Document To A Selected Paper Size

    1. To change the print settings from your software application, access printer properties. See step 3 in "Printing a Document". 2. From the Layout tab, select the paper orientation. 3. From the Double-sided Printing section, select either None, Long Edge, or Short Edge. 4.
  • Page 28: Printing A Reduced Or Enlarged Document

      Printing a Reduced or Enlarged Document You can scale your print job on a page. 1. To change the print settings from your software application, access printer properties. See step 3 in "Printing a Document". 2. From the Paper tab, select Reduce/Enlarge from the Type drop-down list. 3.
  • Page 29: Using Overlays

    Creating a Watermark 1. To change the print settings from your software application, access printer properties. See step 3 in "Printing a Document". 2. Click the Extras tab and click Edit in the Watermark section. The Edit Watermark window appears. 3.
  • Page 30: Creating A New Page Overlay

    Creating a New Page Overlay To use a page overlay, you must create a new page overlay containing your logo or image. 1. Create or open a document containing text or an image for use in a new page overlay. Position the items exactly as you wish them to appear when printed as an overlay.
  • Page 31: Deleting A Page Overlay

    If you have stored the overlay file you want to use on an external source, such as a CD or floppy disk, you can also load the file from that source when you access this Load Overlay window. After you select the file, click Open. The file is now shown in the Overlay List box and is available for printing. Select the overlay from the Overlay List box.
  • Page 32: Setting Up The Client Computer

    5. Click Properties in the Printer menu. 6. Click the Sharing tab and check the Shared As box. Fill in the Share Name field and then click OK. Setting Up the Client Computer 1. Right-click the Start button and select Explore. 2.
  • Page 33: Software Overview

      Dell Toner Management System™ – displays the status of the printer and the name of the job when you send a job to print. The Dell Toner Management System™ window also displays the level of toner remaining and allows you to order replacement toner cartridges.
  • Page 34: Uninstalling Software

     The Printing Status window launches when you send a print job to the printer. This appears only on the computer screen. Dell Toner Reorder Program The Dell Toner Reorder Program window can be launched from the Printing Status window, the Programs window, or the desktop icon. You can order toner by phone or from the Web. For details, see "Ordering...
  • Page 35: Printer Specifications

    Before purchasing large quantities of paper, insure the paper meets the requirements specified in this User's Guide. CAUTION: Using paper that does not meet these specifications may cause problems, requiring repairs. These repairs are not covered by the Dell warranty or service agreements.
  • Page 36: Supported Sizes Of Paper

    Supported Sizes of Paper Paper Weight Dimensions Capacity Plain Paper   Letter 8.5 x 11 in. (216 x 279 mm) 8.27 x 11.7 in. (210 x 297 mm) 5.83 x 8.27 in. (148 x 210 mm) Executive 7.25 x 10.5 in.  ...
  • Page 37: Paper Output Capacity

      The following problems may cause print quality deviations, jamming, or even damage to the printer: Symptom Problem with Paper Solution Poor print quality or toner adhesion, problems Too moist, too rough, too smooth, or embossed; Try another kind of paper, between 100-400 with feeding faulty paper lot Sheffield, 4%~5% moisture content.
  • Page 38 The best way to store an opened ream of paper is to rewrap it tightly in its moisture-proof wrapping. If the printer environment is subject to extremes, unwrap only the amount of paper to be used during the day's operation to prevent unwanted moisture changes.  ...
  • Page 39: Notes, Notices, And Cautions

    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.   Trademarks used in this text: Dell, DELL logo, and Dell Toner Management System are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting   Clearing Jams in the Paper Tray   Understanding the Operator Panel LEDs   Troubleshooting Checklist   Solving General Printing Problems   Solving Print Quality Problems      Clearing Jams in the Paper Tray Occasionally, paper jams during a print job. Some causes could be:  ...
  • Page 41 NOTE: Failed pages will not reprint. Reprint the failed pages. 2. If you cannot see the paper in the output tray or the paper does not move when pulled, stop pulling and open the top cover and the inner cover. CAUTION: The top and inner cover themselves may also be hot due to the heat roller(located underneath the inner cover).
  • Page 42: Fuser Area Jam

    Fuser Area Jam NOTICE: The fuser area is hot. Take care when removing paper from the printer. 1. Open the front cover. 2. Gently pull the toner cartridge out, being careful not to scratch against the printer, and lift it up and away from the printer. 3.
  • Page 43: Understanding The Operator Panel Leds

    Do not mix paper types in the paper tray.   Use only recommended print materials. See "Paper Specifications".   Ensure that the recommended print side of print materials is facing up in the paper tray.   Understanding the Operator Panel LEDs The operator panel LEDs signify different things, depending on their sequences.
  • Page 44: Solving General Printing Problems

    If you are using Windows 98/Me, the Spooling Setting From the Start menu, choose Settings and Printers. Right-click Dell may be set incorrectly. Laser Printer 1110, choose Properties, click the Details tab, and then choose the Spool Settings button. Select the desired spool setting.
  • Page 45: Solving Print Quality Problems

    The printer prints, but the text The printer cable is loose or defective. Disconnect the printer cable and reconnect. Try a print job that you is wrong, garbled, or have already printed successfully. If possible, attach the cable and incomplete. printer to another computer and try a print job that you know works.
  • Page 46 • A single sheet of paper may be defective. Try reprinting the job. • The moisture content of the paper is uneven or the paper has moist spots on its surface. Try a different brand of paper. See "Paper Specifications". •...
  • Page 47 • Check the paper type and quality. See "Paper Specifications". • Turn over the stack of paper in the paper tray. Also try rotating the paper 180° in the paper tray. Back of printouts are dirty • Check for leaks in the toner. Clean the inside of the printer. See "Cleaning the Interior".

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