Apple COLOR STYLEWRITER 2400 User Manual

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Color StyleWriter2400

User’s Guide

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Contents

Communications regulation information vi

1 Setting Up Your Printer

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Main features of the Color StyleWriter 2400

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Important safety instructions

 

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Unpacking the printer

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System requirements

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Plugging in the printer

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Turning the printer on and off

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Installing the ink cartridge

 

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Connecting the printer to your Macintosh

12

 

Loading paper into the sheet feeder

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Checking the print nozzles

 

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Installing your printer software

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Telling your computer to use the Color StyleWriter 2400

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What’s next?

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2 Using Your Printer

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Loading the sheet feeder

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Defining the page setup

 

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Printing a document

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Adjusting color options

 

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Printing while you use your computer

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Checking your printer’s progress

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Sharing your printer with other users

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Printing on a shared Color StyleWriter 2400

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Connecting a Color StyleWriter 2400 to a LocalTalk network

34

3 Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost

35

Choosing print materials 35

 

Quality

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Speed

38

 

Cost

38

 

4 Maintaining Your Printer

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Replacing ink tanks in the four-colorink cartridge

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Replacing the ink cartridge

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Storing the ink cartridge you aren’t using

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Cleaning the outside of the printer

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Cleaning the inside of the printer

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iv Contents

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Troubleshooting

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Safety precautions

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The Chooser doesn’t show the Color SW 2400 icon

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Installation is unsuccessful

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The Macintosh doesn’t recognize the Color StyleWriter 2400

 

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Text appears in the Geneva font or prints jagged

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Paper is jammed

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Paper or envelopes feed improperly

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The lights indicate a problem

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The Color StyleWriter 2400 won’t print a particular document

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The printer acts as if it’s working, but nothing is printed on the page 58

 

The printer seems slow

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Messages appear on your computer screen 59

 

 

 

 

Images print poorly

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Ink tanks and cartridges run out of ink too quickly

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Appendix A

Technical Information

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Appendix B

Using Fonts With the Color StyleWriter 2400 Printer

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Appendix C

Packing and Moving the Printer

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Appendix D

Working With ColorSync

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Index

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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. You may find the following booklet helpful:Interference Handbook (stock number004-000-00493-1).This booklet, prepared by the Federal Communications Commission, is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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.

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

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DOC statement

DOC Class B Compliance This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in theinterference-causingequipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,”ICES-003of the Department of Communications.

Observation des normes—Classe B Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques,”NMB-003édictée par le ministre des Communications.

VCCI statement

Communications Regulation Information

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1 Setting Up Your Printer

This chapter introduces the Apple Color StyleWriter 2400 printer and explains how to set it up. After you follow the instructions in this chapter, you’ll be ready to print.

Before you begin Make sure that your computer is already set up and that you know the basics of its operation.

Main features of the Color StyleWriter 2400

mHigh-qualitycolor graphics and text are printed quietly on a variety of materials, including plain paper.

mAn energy conservation feature turns off the printer when you aren’t using it and turns it on when needed.

mThe automatic sheet feeder holds up to 100 sheets of paper or up to 15 envelopes.

mThe ink cartridges are easy to replace.

mColorShare (installed with the printer software) allows you to share the printer with anyone on your AppleTalk network (including people using LocalTalk, EtherTalk, or TokenTalk).

mColorSync (installed with the printer software) ensures that the colors on your monitor and on your printer are the best they can be.

m64 available TrueType (outline) fonts print smoothly in a variety of sizes.

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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 tanks and ink cartridges away from children.

nKeep the printer away from sources of liquids, such as wash basins, bathtubs, and shower stalls.

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

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

nKeep these instructions handy for reference by you and others.

nFollow all instructions and warnings dealing with your computer system.

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 outside of the printer with only a damp cloth and, if necessary, a mild soap or detergent. Be careful not to get liquid into the printer or the power cord receptacle.

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Watch for these situations, and if one occurs pull the plug!

nthe power cord or plug becomes frayed or otherwise damaged

nyou spill something into the printer

nthe printer is exposed to rain or any other excess moisture

nthe printer has been dropped or otherwise damaged

nyou suspect that your printer needs service or repair

nyou want to clean the printer (use only the procedure recommended in Chapter 4)

WARNING Electrical equipment may be hazardous if misused. Operation of this product, or similar products, must always be supervised by an adult. Do not allow children access to the interior of any electrical product and do not permit them to handle any cables.

Setting Up Your Printer

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