Apple Coolpix 2500 User Manual

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Color StyleWriter 2500

Setting up, connecting, and using your printer

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1 Setting Up Your Printer







Important safety instructions






Unpacking the printer







Power Macintosh users and Virtual Memory



Plugging in the printer







Turning the printer on and off





Installing the ink cartridge






Connecting the printer to your Macintosh



Loading paper into the sheet feeder




Installing your printer software





Telling your computer to use the Color StyleWriter 2500


Printing a document to make sure everything’s working


Checking the print nozzles





What’s next?









2 Printing









Planning documents with the Color StyleWriter 2500 in mind


Loading the sheet feeder







Printing a document








Adjusting color options







Creating special effects on the Color StyleWriter 2500



Switching between printers







Creating, throwing away, and manipulating desktop printer icons


Determining the status of a printer by looking at its icon



Printing while you use your computer






Monitoring and controlling background printing




Sharing your printer with other users






Printing on a shared Color StyleWriter 2500





Connecting a Color StyleWriter 2500 to a LocalTalk or



EtherTalk network







3 Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost


Choosing print materials 49











4 Maintaining Your Printer





Replacing ink tanks in the four-colorink cartridge


Replacing the ink cartridge





Storing the ink cartridge you aren’t using



Cleaning the outside of the printer




Cleaning the inside of the printer




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Safety precautions










The Chooser doesn’t show the Color SW 2500 icon





Installation is unsuccessful








The computer crashes while attempting to print





The computer doesn’t recognize the Color StyleWriter 2500




Desktop printer icon problems








A PowerBook has trouble printing to the Color StyleWriter 2500



The lights indicate a problem








The printer seems slow









Paper is jammed










More than one piece of paper passes through the printer at a time



Paper or envelopes feed improperly







The Color StyleWriter 2500 won’t print a particular document




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



Messages appear on your computer screen






Memory is low










Documents did not print as expected







Print quality is poor 82









Ink tanks and cartridges run out of ink too quickly




Appendix A

Technical Information








Appendix B

Using Fonts With the Color StyleWriter 2500




Appendix C

Font List










Appendix D

Working With ColorSync







Appendix E

Printing with QuickDraw GX







Appendix F

Removing the Desktop Printing Software




Appendix G

Packing and Moving the Printer

















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.

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.

vi Communications Regulation Information

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



Congratulations on your purchase of the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer. This book describes how to set up the printer and how to use it.

Main features of the Color StyleWriter 2500

The Color StyleWriter 2500 works with most Macintosh computers, including computers using QuickDraw GX.

mThe Color StyleWriter 2500 quietly prints high-qualitycolor graphics and text 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.

mDesktop printing makes it easy to switch printers and monitor your print requests.

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).

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


Changes to the printing software that affect other printers

If you have another printer that uses Apple’s PrintMonitor application program, including all LaserWriter and all StyleWriter printers, please note the following changes:

mYour new printing software includes a feature called desktop printing, which gives you new ways to print from the desktop. For details, see “Desktop Printing” in the “Printing a Document” section in Chapter 2.

mYou also use the desktop printing features (instead of Apple’s PrintMonitor program) to monitor background printing. See “Monitoring and Controlling Background Printing” in Chapter 2.

System requirements

To install the printer software and use the Color StyleWriter 2500 printer with your Macintosh computer, you need

ma Macintosh 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 a later version

mat least 4 megabytes of random-accessmemory (RAM) 5 megabytes is recommended

msome space available on your hard disk (during installation the Installer tells you if you need more disk space)

The Installer program that comes with the Color StyleWriter 2500 automatically checks whether your computer meets these requirements. Chapter 1 explains how to use the Installer program.

x Welcome

1 Setting Up Your Printer

This chapter introduces the Apple Color StyleWriter 2500 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.

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.

mKeep the printer away from sources of liquid, such as wash basins, 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.