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Color LaserWriter 12/600PS

Setting up, connecting, and using your printer

K Apple Computer, Inc.

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Contents Overview

Preface

How Much of This Book Do I Have to Read?

xix

 

 

 

Part I

Guide for Printer Administrators

 

1

Setting Up the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS

1

2

Setting Up the Printer for Macintosh Users

43

3

Setting Up the Printer for Windows and NetWare Users 77

4

Setting Up the Printer for UNIX Users 111

 

5

Installing Options

129

 

 

 

 

 

Part II

Guide for Users

 

 

6

Macintosh Users

155

 

7

Windows and DOS Users 173

 

8

UNIX Users 201

 

9

Loading Paper

203

 

iii

10

Maintenance

215

 

 

 

11

Clearing Paper Jams

227

 

 

12

Fixing Image Problems

237

 

 

13

Troubleshooting

243

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part III

Appendixes

 

 

 

 

A

Technical Information and Printer Supplies 257

 

B

Setting Up the Printer as an ATPS Remote Printer

269

C

Using Fonts With the Printer 277

 

D

Working With ColorSync 291

 

 

E

Packing and Moving the Printer

295

 

F

Replacing the Fuser

303

 

 

G

Diagnosing Problems for Service

323

 

H

Removing the Macintosh Desktop Printing Software

335

 

Index 339

 

 

 

 

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Detailed Contents

Communications regulation information

xvii

Laser information

xviii

 

Preface How Much of This Book Do I Have to Read?

xix

Printer administrators and users: Who does what

xix

What the printer administrator should know

xx

Getting new users started

xx

 

Which chapters should I read?

xxi

 

 

 

Part I Guide for Printer Administrators

 

1 Setting Up the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS

1

Main features of the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS

1

Anatomy of the printer

2

 

 

Choosing a place for the printer

3

 

Important safety instructions

4

 

Unpacking the printer

6

 

 

Installing the quick reference booklet 9

 

Installing the fuser oil bottle

10

 

Installing the photoconductor cartridge and toner disposal box 12

Installing the toner cartridges

19

 

v

Wait to install the printer options

24

 

 

 

 

Loading paper into the paper cassette

25

 

 

 

Connecting the printer

29

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting to an Ethernet network

30

 

 

 

Connecting to a LocalTalk network

32

 

 

 

Connecting directly to a single Macintosh

34

 

 

Connecting to an IBM PC or compatible with a parallel cable

35

Connecting the power and turning on the printer

37

 

Saving energy

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusting communication settings

40

 

 

 

 

Why customize communication settings?

41

 

 

How to customize communication settings

41

 

 

How to return to the default settings

42

 

 

 

What to do next

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Setting Up the Printer for Macintosh Users

43

 

 

Before you begin

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initial AppleTalk setup

44

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Installing the software the printer administrator needs

45

Step 2: Choosing the printer on the administrator’s computer

47

Step 3: Making sure everything is working

48

 

 

What to do next

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing printer settings with the Apple Printer Utility

49

 

Opening the Apple Printer Utility

51

 

 

 

Viewing printer information

53

 

 

 

 

Naming the printer

53

 

 

 

 

 

Identifying the printer’s physical location

54

 

 

Sending fonts to the printer

55

 

 

 

 

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Removing fonts

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing font samples

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

Initializing a hard disk connected to the printer

58

 

Turning the startup pages on or off

59

 

 

 

Conserving energy

60

 

 

 

 

 

Setting paper-handlingoptions

 

61

 

 

 

Setting up job handling

62

 

 

 

 

 

Setting the printer’s error timeout

 

63

 

 

 

Setting the printer’s network zones

64

 

 

 

Viewing the Ethernet address

65

 

 

 

Working with a NetWare network

66

 

 

 

Changing TCP/IP configurations

 

68

 

 

 

Viewing and changing communication settings

70

 

Sending PostScript files to the printer

72

 

 

Restarting the printer

 

72

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Macintosh users started using the printer

73

 

Instructions for users

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

Software for users

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing a server so users can install over a network

74

Installing the printer software from the server

75

 

What to do next

76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Setting Up the Printer for Windows and NetWare Users

77

System requirements

77

 

 

 

 

 

Before you begin

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the software the printer administratror needs 78

 

Installing software for Windows NT 81

 

 

 

Using Apple Print Monitor 81

 

 

 

 

Initial Apple Print Monitor for Windows setup

82

 

Making sure everything is working

83

 

 

 

Initial Novell NetWare setup

83

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Choosing an operating mode

84

 

 

 

What to do next

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using PCONSOLE

86

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2, option A: Setting up the printer as a print server

 

(using PCONSOLE)

87

 

 

 

 

Step 2, option B: Setting up the printer as a remote printer

 

(RPRINTER mode)

92

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Assigning a password for the print server (optional)

97

Step 4: Setting up the PostScript printer driver for NetWare

98

Step 5: Making sure everything is working

98

 

 

Step 6: Setting up client computers for network printing

98

What to do next

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting additional printer parameters with the Apple Printer Utility for

Windows

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the Apple Printer Utility for Windows

100

 

Opening and quitting the Apple Printer Utility

100

 

Selecting the printer

101

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing printer information

101

 

 

 

 

Giving the printer an AppleTalk name

101

 

 

Identifying the printer’s physical location

102

 

 

Printing font samples

102

 

 

 

 

 

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Turning the startup pages on or off

102

 

Conserving energy

103

 

 

 

 

Setting paper-handlingoptions

 

103

 

 

Setting up job handling

104

 

 

 

 

Viewing the Ethernet address

104

 

 

Working with a NetWare network

105

 

 

Changing TCP/IP configurations

 

106

 

 

Viewing and changing communication settings

107

Sending PostScript files to the printer

108

 

Restarting the printer

 

108

 

 

 

 

Banner pages and NetWare

109

 

 

 

 

Installed Type 1 fonts and Adobe Type Manager

109

Installing Type 1 fonts

 

109

 

 

 

 

Removing Type 1 fonts

110

 

 

 

 

Changing the size of the ATM font cache

110

 

Turning ATM off or on

110

 

 

 

 

What to do next

110

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Setting Up the Printer for UNIX Users

111

 

 

 

Before you begin

111

 

 

 

 

 

Initial TCP/IP setup

112

 

 

 

 

 

Will these instructions work for my flavor of UNIX?

112

 

Background information

112

 

 

 

 

Security

112

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Installing the software the printer administrator needs

112

Step 2: Obtaining an IP address for the printer

113

 

 

Step 3: Assigning an IP address to the printer

113

 

 

Step 4: Making sure everything is working

117

 

 

What to do next

119

 

 

 

 

 

Contents ix

Configuring the printer 119

 

 

Getting UNIX users started using the printer

119

Notes on configuring specific UNIX systems

121

Configuring HP-UXversion 8.07

121

 

Configuring HP-UXversion 9.xx

123

 

Configuring IBM AIX version 3.x

125

 

Configuring Sun OS version 4.1, Ultrix version 4.2,

or other BSD systems 127

 

 

What to do next 128

 

 

5 Installing Options

129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the optional 250-sheetfeeder

130

 

 

 

Adjusting the side margin

135

 

 

 

 

Installing the 250-sheetuniversal cassette

136

 

 

 

Adding hard disks

137

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting a previously used hard disk

137

 

 

 

Connecting external hard disks

137

 

 

 

 

Adding an internal hard disk

 

140

 

 

 

 

Initializing hard disks

143

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using external hard disks from manufacturers other than Apple

144

Increasing the printer RAM

 

144

 

 

 

 

 

Installing RAM

145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring your software for new printer options

150

 

 

Configuring the Macintosh printer software

150

 

 

Configuring the printer from an IBM PC or compatible

152

 

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