Apple 6500 User Manual

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Color StyleWriter 6500

Color ink-jetprinter for Mac OS and Windows users

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Communications regulation information vi









1 Setting Up Your Printer







Important safety instructions






Unpacking the printer







Plugging in the printer







Turning the printer on and off






Installing the ink cartridges






Loading paper into the paper tray





Printing the sample page







Connecting the printer directly to a Mac OS computer



Connecting to an Apple LocalTalk network (optional)



Connecting the printer to an EtherTalk network




Connecting the printer directly to a Windows/DOS computer



2 Printing From a Mac OS Computer





Installing the Mac OS printer software





Power Macintosh users and virtual memory




Using a directly connected Color StyleWriter 6500



Using a Color StyleWriter 6500 on a LocalTalk network


Aligning the ink cartridges







Quick instructions for printing standard documents



Detailed instructions for printing documents




Using custom paper sizes







Creating your own watermarks






Desktop printing








Monitoring and controlling background printing



3 Printing From a Windows/DOS Computer



Installing the Windows printer software




Selecting your printer as the default printer—Windows95


Selecting your printer as the default printer—Windows3.1


Using the Toolbox 53




Printing from DOS software applications




If you have trouble printing 54




4 Loading Paper and Other Materials


Printing on standard paper




Printing envelopes





Printing transparencies




Printing labels






Printing on your own custom paper sizes


Printing index cards and postcards



iv Contents

5 Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost


Choosing print materials 63











6 Troubleshooting


Safety precautions


General problems and solutions 68

Cleaning the ink cartridges 73

Solutions specific to a Mac OS computer 75

Solutions specific to a Windows/DOS computer 81

Appendix A

Technical Information






General specifications







Apple printer supplies and accessories



Appendix B Using Fonts With the Color StyleWriter 6500



Kinds of fonts








How TrueType fonts work with other kinds of fonts



How the computer looks for fonts




Where fonts are stored







Styled fonts








Common questions about fonts




Appendix C

Using ColorSync






The problem that ColorSync solves




How ColorSync works







Setting up ColorSync







Tips for best results






For more information






Index 109

Contents v

Communications regulation information

FCC statement

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 found to comply 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 interference will not occur in a particular installation.

You can determine whether your computer system 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 an Apple-authorizedservice provider or Apple. See the service and support information that came with your Apple product. Or, consult an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.

IMPORTANT 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.

vi Communications Regulation Information

Industry Canada statement

This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causingequipment regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

VCCI Class 2 statement

Communications Regulation Information



Congratulations on your purchase of the Apple Color StyleWriter 6500 printer. This manual describes how to set up the printer and how to use it.

Main features of the Color StyleWriter 6500 printer

The Color StyleWriter 6500 works with Mac OS and Windows/DOS computers.

mThe Color StyleWriter 6500 prints high-qualitycolor graphics and text on a variety of materials, including plain paper.

mThe Color StyleWriter 6500 prints up to eight pages per minute in black, four pages per minute in color.

mAs an Energy Star Partner, Apple Computer has determined that this product meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency.

mThe paper input tray holds up to 150 sheets of paper, 15 envelopes, 30 cards, and 25 sheets of labels.

mDesktop printing on a Mac OS computer makes it easy to switch printers and monitor your print requests.

mThe printer offers 64 available TrueType (outline) fonts for a Mac OS computer and 42 for a Windows/DOS computer that print smoothly in a variety of sizes.


System requirements for a Mac OS computer

To install the printer software and use the Color StyleWriter 6500 printer with your Mac OS computer, you need

ma Mac OS computer with a 68020 or higher central processing unit (CPU), any Macintosh except a Macintosh Plus, SE, Classic®, Portable, or PowerBook 100

mMacintosh Operating System (Mac OS) version 7.1 or later

mat least 4 megabytes (MB) of random-accessmemory (RAM) for anon-PowerMacintosh; if you have a Power Macintosh, 8 MB of RAM is the minimum requirement, and 16 MB is recommended

mat least 8 MB of space available on your hard disk

The Installer program that comes with the Color StyleWriter 6500 automatically checks whether your computer meets these requirements. Chapter 2 explains how to use the Installer program.

System requirements for a Windows computer

To install the printer software and use the Color StyleWriter 6500 printer with a Windows computer, you need a computer with one of the following combinations of hardware and operating systems:

mWindows 95 version 1.0 or later, 486 (or greater) processor, 8 MB of RAM

mWindows 3.1 or a later version, DOS 3.3 or later, 386 (or greater) processor, 4 MB of RAM

The installation program that comes with the printer automatically checks whether your computer meets these requirements. Chapter 3 explains how to install the printer software on a Windows/DOS computer.

x Welcome

1 Setting Up Your Printer

This chapter introduces the Apple Color StyleWriter 6500 printer and explains how to set it up. After you follow the instructions in this chapter, you’ll be ready to print.

Important safety instructions

Always take the following precautions:

mKeep the printer cover closed when printing.

mAlways turn off the printer before unplugging it.

mKeep the ink cartridges away from children.

mKeep the printer away from sources of liquid, such as washbasins, bathtubs, and shower stalls.

mProtect the printer from dampness or wet weather, such as rain and snow.

mRead all the installation instructions carefully before you plug the printer into a wall socket.

mKeep these instructions handy for reference by you and others.

mFollow all instructions and warnings dealing with your computer system.

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