Apple Coolpix 2500 User Manual
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
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
3 Tips on Paper, Quality, Speed, and Cost
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4 Maintaining Your Printer
Replacing ink tanks in the
Replacing the ink cartridge
Storing the ink cartridge you aren’t using
Cleaning the outside of the printer
Cleaning the inside of the printer
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
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Ink tanks and cartridges run out of ink too quickly
Using Fonts With the Color StyleWriter 2500
Working With ColorSync
Printing with QuickDraw GX
Removing the Desktop Printing Software
Packing and Moving the Printer
Communications regulation information
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
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
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
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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 the
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
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.
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
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.
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.