Apple 300 User Manual

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User’s Guide

K Apple Computer, Inc.

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Radio and television interference v

Preface About Your Personal LaserWriter 300 vii

Energy conservation mode vii

TrueType fonts viii

GrayShare viii

Sharing your printer viii

Printing grayscale viii

Chapter 1 Setting Up Your Printer 1

Choosing a location for the printer 1


Carrying the Personal LaserWriter 300


Important safety instructions



Connecting the printer to a Macintosh


Choosing a port 3



Installing the printer software



System requirements 4



Installation 5



Chapter 2 Adding Toner and Paper 7

Removing the plastic shipping restraints


Installing or changing a toner cartridge


Plugging in the printer 10



Loading the paper cassette



Loading 3-hole punched paper 13


Loading letterhead paper



Loading legal-size paper



Chapter 3 Printing



Turning on the printer



Choosing face-down or face-up delivery


Using the Chooser the first time you print


Defining the page setup 18


Printing a document



Printing paper or envelopes with the manual feed slot 20


Printing on both sides of a page 21

Sharing your printer with other users 21

Using a shared printer connected to another Macintosh 23 Controlling the use of your printer by others 24

Chapter 4

Tips and Troubleshooting


Safety precautions





Checking the printer’s status lights



Solving some common problems




About paper






About fonts






How to use different kinds of fonts



Use restraint when choosing fonts



Add emphasis and contrast 39




Be careful setting alignment and columns


Choose the right size 40




Find out more





Appendix Specifications 41

Index 43

iv Contents


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. See instructions if interference to radio or television reception is suspected.

Radio and television interference

The equipment described in this manual generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequencyenergy. If it is not installed and usedproperly—thatis, in strict accordance with Apple’sinstructions—itmay cause interference with radio and television reception.

This equipment has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class B digital device in accordance with the specifications in Part 15 of FCC rules. These specifications are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation.

You can determine whether your computer is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference stops, it was probably caused by the computer or one of the peripheral devices.

If your computer system does cause interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following measures:

mTurn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.

mMove the computer to one side or the other of the television or radio.

mMove the computer farther away from the television or radio.

mPlug the computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio. (That is, make certain the computer and the television or radio are on circuits controlled by different circuit breakers or fuses.)

If necessary, consult your authorized Apple dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. You may find helpful the following booklet, prepared by the Federal Communications Commission: Interference Handbook (stock number004-000-00345-4).This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.


SImportant: Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple Computer, Inc., could void the FCC Certification and negate your authority to operate the product.

This product was tested for FCC compliance under conditions that included the use of shielded cables and connectors between system components. It is important that you use shielded cables and connectors to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios, television sets, and other electronic devices. For Apple peripheral devices, you can obtain the proper shielded cables from your authorized Apple dealer. For non-Appleperipheral devices, contact the manufacturer or dealer for assistance.S

DOC Class B Compliance This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

Observation des normes—ClasseB Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la Classe B prescrites dans les règlements sur le brouillage radioélectrique édictés par le Ministère des Communications du Canada.

sWarning: Making adjustments or performing procedures other than those specified in your equipment’s manual may result in hazardous exposure.s

sWarning: Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet containing the laser. The laser beam used in this product is harmful to the eyes. The use of optical instruments, such as magnifying lenses, with this product increases the potential hazard to your eyes. For your safety, have this equipment serviced only by an authorized Apple service provider.s

This printer is a Class 1 laser product. It carries a Class 1 label underneath the printer and a service warning label inside the printer.

Service warning label

Class 1 label



About Your Personal

LaserWriter 300

The Personal LaserWriter 300 includes many features designed to produce high-qualitytext and graphics and deliver the performance ofhigher-pricedlaser printers. This preface describes the printer’s main features:

mEnergy conservation mode maintains your printer in a standby state that conserves energy by shutting off most of the printer’s functions when they are not in use. The printer “wakes up” automatically when you print a document.

mTrueType fonts produce sharp characters at any size on the screen or printer.

mGrayShare software lets you print grayscale images and share your personal printer with other users on a network.

Energy conservation mode

One of the first things you will notice about your Personal LaserWriter 300 is that it has no power on/off switch. This is because it is equipped with energy conservation mode, an automatic on/off feature that conserves energy by shutting off most of the printer’s functions when they are not in use. The printer remains in a standby state.

When the printer detects something to be printed, it “wakes up” and goes to full power. After printing your document, the printer automatically returns to standby.

As long as the Personal LaserWriter 300 is plugged in, it will be on standby. While on standby, the Ready/In Use status light (marked with the icon U) glows steadily. When you send the printer something to be printed, the light will flash and you will hear a fan come on.

The Personal LaserWriter 300 is intended to be plugged in and on standby continuously. There is no need to unplug it, except for maintenance or moving. The printer consumes very little energy when it is on standby—lessthan 10 watts, about the same amount as anight-light.


TrueType fonts

All fonts supplied with the LaserWriter are TrueType fonts. TrueType is a font technology from Apple Computer that produces sharp characters at any size on the screen or printer.

The disks provided with your LaserWriter contain many widely used font families, including ITC Avant Garde® , ITC Bookman® , Courier, Helvetica® , Helvetica Narrow, New Century Schoolbook, Palatino® , and Times® , as well as four Applefonts—Chicago,Geneva, Monaco, and NewYork—andthreespecial-purposefonts: Symbol, ITC Zapf Chancery® , and ITC Zapf Dingbats® .

The Personal LaserWriter 300 is compatible with all font technologies for the Macintosh, including TrueType, bitmaps, and Type 1 fonts used with Adobe Type Manager.

See “About Fonts” in Chapter 4, “Tips and Troubleshooting,” for more information.


Sharing your printer

With the GrayShare printer software provided, you can either use the Personal LaserWriter 300 as a personal printer available to your Macintosh only, or share the printer with additional users connected to your network.

When you share the printer, it remains connected to your own Macintosh. Network users can see the printer’s name and select it in the Macintosh Chooser like any other network printer. The documents they send to your printer are stored temporarily on your computer’s disk and printed in the order received.

You have complete control over the shared printer. You can turn sharing on or off at any time. You use the Print Monitor program in your Macintosh system software to view and delete the print jobs that have been sent to your printer. Chapter 3 provides complete instructions about sharing.

Printing grayscale

The Personal LaserWriter 300 prints images in more than 30 levels of gray. Grayscale printing produces finer images. Choosing grayscale printing is explained in “Printing a Document” in Chapter 3.

viii Preface: About Your Personal LaserWriter 300

Chapter 1

Setting Up Your Printer

This chapter tells you how to connect the printer to your computer and install the printer software.

SImportant: Do not plug the printer in at this time. After you connect the printer to your computer, and install the printer software, you should continue with Chapter 2, “Adding Toner and Paper.” After you add the toner, you can plug the printer in. Plugging the printer in before adding toner can cause a paper jam when the printer starts up for the first time.S

Choosing a location for the printer

Choose a flat, stable surface with adequate room around the printer as shown. The area should be well ventilated and away from direct sunlight or sources of heat, cold, or humidity.

Allow 4 inches (10 cm) at the back of the printer for airflow.

Allow space for airflow around the vent.

Allow 21 inches (52 cm) at the front of the printer to allow access to the paper cassette.


Carrying the Personal LaserWriter 300

To carry the Personal LaserWriter 300, hold it firmly and level with both hands. Holding the printer in positions other than the one shown may cause an accident.

Place the LaserWriter on the flat, stable surface you have chosen.

sWarning: Never lift the LaserWriter by the front and rear of the cassette, or theface-downdelivery tray; otherwise, the printer may drop and be damaged.s

Important safety instructions

Always take the following precautions:

mProtect the printer from dampness and sources of liquids.

mDon’t use devices that produce open flames, such as Bunsen burners, near the printer.

mDon’t use alcohol-basedorammonia-basedcleaners on or around the printer.

mClean the printer with only a damp cloth and, if necessary, a mild soap or detergent. Be careful to avoid getting liquid in the printer or the power cord receptacle.

Disconnect the power plug immediately if any of the following situations occur:

mThe power cord or plug is frayed or damaged.

mLiquid gets spilled on or into the printer.

mThe printer needs cleaning, servicing, or repair.

sWarning: Electrical equipment may be hazardous if misused. Operation of the printer must always be supervised by an adult. Do not allow children access to the interior of the printer and do not permit them to handle any cables.s

2 Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Printer