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LaserWriter12/640PS

Setting up, connecting, and using your printer

K Apple Computer, Inc.

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Content Overview

Preface

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

 

 

 

Part I

Guide for Printer Administrators

 

1

Setting Up the LaserWriter 12/640 PS

1

2

Setting Up the Printer for Mac OS Users

29

3

Setting Up the Printer for Windows, DOS, and NetWare Users 63

4

Setting Up the Printer for UNIX Users

107

5

Installing Options

133

 

 

 

 

 

Part II

Guide for Users

 

 

6

Mac OS Users

165

 

7

Windows 3.1 and DOS Users 197

 

8

Windows 95 Users

225

 

9

UNIX Users

253

 

 

10

Loading Paper

255

 

11

Maintenance

277

 

 

iii

Part III

Troubleshooting

 

 

 

 

12

Fixing Paper and Image Problems

289

 

13

Fixing Other Problems

301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part IV

Appendixes

 

 

 

 

Appendix A

Administrator Tools Quick Reference

315

 

Appendix B

Setting Up the Printer as an ATPS Remote Printer

323

Appendix C

Using Fonts With the Printer

329

 

 

Appendix D

Technical Information

345

 

 

 

 

Index

357

 

 

 

 

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Detailed Contents

 

Communications regulation information

xvi

 

 

Laser information xvii

 

 

 

Preface

How Much of This Book Do I Have to Read?

xix

 

Printer administrators and users: Who does what

xx

 

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 LaserWriter 12/640 PS

1

 

 

Main features of the LaserWriter 12/640 PS

1

 

 

Choosing a place for the printer

2

 

 

 

Important safety instructions

3

 

 

 

Unpacking the printer 5

 

 

 

 

Installing the first toner cartridge 8

 

 

 

Wait to install the LaserWriter 12/640 PS options 11

 

Loading paper into the cassette

12

 

 

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Connecting the printer

16

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting to a LocalTalk network

17

 

 

 

Connecting directly to a single Mac OS computer

19

 

Connecting to an Ethernet network

20

 

 

 

Connecting to a Windows or DOS computer with a parallel cable

22

Connecting the power and turning on the printer

24

 

Saving energy

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusting communication settings

27

 

 

 

 

Why customize communication settings?

27

 

 

How to customize communication settings

28

 

 

What to do next

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Setting Up the Printer for Mac OS Users

29

 

Before you begin

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

System requirements

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

Initial AppleTalk setup

30

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Installing the printer software

31

 

 

Step 2: Choosing the printer

35

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Naming the printer and setting its zone

36

Step 4: Making sure everything is working

36

 

What to do next

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

Configuring the printer

37

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Apple Printer Utility

37

 

 

 

 

Opening the Apple Printer Utility

39

 

 

 

Quitting the Apple Printer Utility

41

 

 

 

Viewing printer information

41

 

 

 

 

Naming the printer

42

 

 

 

 

 

Downloading fonts to the printer

43

 

 

 

Removing fonts

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Printing font samples

44

 

 

 

 

 

Turning the startup page on or off

45

 

 

 

Setting the print density

46

 

 

 

 

Setting paper-handling options

47

 

 

 

Selecting imaging options

49

 

 

 

 

Setting up job handling

51

 

 

 

 

 

Setting the printer’s network zones

52

 

 

 

Viewing and changing the communication settings

54

Sending PostScript files to the printer

57

 

 

Restarting the printer

57

 

 

 

 

 

Printing a configuration page

58

 

 

 

Getting Mac OS users started using the printer

58

 

Installing onto a server

59

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the printer software from the server

60

 

What to do next

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Setting Up the Printer for Windows, DOS, and NetWare Users

63

System requirements for Windows 95

63

 

 

System requirements for Windows 3.1

64

 

 

Before you begin 64

 

 

 

Setting up for DOS-based printing

64

 

 

Setting up for parallel port printing

65

 

 

Installing the printer software for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1 65

 

Installing from the CD-ROM disc

65

 

 

Installing onto a server 70

 

 

 

Creating floppy disks from the CD-ROM disc

71

 

Installing from the floppy disks

72

 

 

Installing the printer software for Windows NT

77

 

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Initial Novell NetWare setup

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Choosing an operating mode

 

79

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

(using PCONSOLE)

82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

(RPRINTER mode)

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

92

 

Step 4: Setting up the PostScript printer driver for NetWare

93

 

Step 5: Making sure everything is working

94

 

 

 

 

What to do next

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting Additional Parameters with the Apple LaserWriter Utility

 

 

for Windows

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

95

 

 

Opening and quitting the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows

95

Naming the printer on AppleTalk networks

96

 

 

 

 

Turning the startup page on or off

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting paper-handling options

97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing a list or samples of printer fonts

99

 

 

 

 

Viewing or changing communication settings

99

 

 

 

Configuring TCP/IP

101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing the Ethernet address

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sending PostScript files to the printer

102

 

 

 

 

 

Setting imaging options

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing the configuration page

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting the print density

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing the page count

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifying a font symbol set

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restarting the printer

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting to a network printer manually

105

 

 

 

 

Installing Type 1 fonts and Adobe Type Manager

106

 

 

 

What to do next

106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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