Lexmark 4600 User Manual
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3600-4600Series User's Guide

November 2008

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Contents

 

Safety information.............................................................................

7

Introduction........................................................................................

8

Finding information about the printer...........................................................................................................................

8

Setting up the printer......................................................................

11

Bypassing security warnings during software installation...................................................................................

11

Setting up the printer as a copier only........................................................................................................................

11

Understanding the parts of the printer.......................................................................................................................

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Using the printer control panel buttons and menus..............................................................................................

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Using the printer control panel .................................................................................................................................................

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Using the printer menus ..............................................................................................................................................................

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Using the Copy menu....................................................................................................................................................................

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Using the Scan menu ....................................................................................................................................................................

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Using the Photo menu..................................................................................................................................................................

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Using the PictBridge menu .........................................................................................................................................................

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Using the Setup menu ..................................................................................................................................................................

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Saving settings.................................................................................................................................................................................

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Using the printer software...............................................................................................................................................

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Installing printer software ...........................................................................................................................................................

28

Installing the optional XPS driver (Windows Vista users only).......................................................................................

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Using the Windows printer software.......................................................................................................................................

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Using the Macintosh printer software.....................................................................................................................................

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Switching between the rear USB port and the Quick Connect laptop port (selected models

 

only).....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Installing the printer on a wireless network (selected

 

models only)......................................................................................

34

Wireless network compatibility......................................................................................................................................

34

Information you will need to set up the printer on a wireless network..........................................................

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Installing the printer on a wireless network..............................................................................................................

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Wireless installation instructions (France only)........................................................................................................

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Configuring an IP address manually.............................................................................................................................

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Interpreting the colors of the Wi-Fi indicator light.................................................................................................

36

Changing wireless settings after installation............................................................................................................

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Using the Network Setup menu.....................................................................................................................................

38

Installing the printer on other computers..................................................................................................................

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Advanced wireless setup..................................................................................................................................................

39

Creating an ad hoc wireless network ......................................................................................................................................

39

Adding a printer to an existing ad hoc wireless network ................................................................................................

43

Frequently asked questions.............................................................................................................................................

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What is a network? .........................................................................................................................................................................

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How are home networks configured?.....................................................................................................................................

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Why do I need an installation cable? .......................................................................................................................................

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How do I attach the installation cable?...................................................................................................................................

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What is the difference between infrastructure and ad hoc networks? .......................................................................

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Finding the signal strength.........................................................................................................................................................

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How can I improve wireless signal strength? .......................................................................................................................

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What is an SSID? ..............................................................................................................................................................................

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How do I find out what type of security my network is using?......................................................................................

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Can I use my printer on a USB and a wireless connection at the same time?...........................................................

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What is a MAC address?................................................................................................................................................................

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How do I find the MAC address? ...............................................................................................................................................

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What is an IP address?...................................................................................................................................................................

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What is TCP/IP? ................................................................................................................................................................................

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How do I locate IP addresses? ....................................................................................................................................................

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How are IP addresses assigned?................................................................................................................................................

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What is a key index?.......................................................................................................................................................................

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Loading paper...................................................................................

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Loading paper.......................................................................................................................................................................

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Loading various paper types...........................................................................................................................................

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Loading original documents on the scanner glass.................................................................................................

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Using the automatic paper type sensor......................................................................................................................

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Printing...............................................................................................

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Printing basic documents.................................................................................................................................................

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Printing a document......................................................................................................................................................................

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Printing Web pages........................................................................................................................................................................

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Printing multiple copies of a document.................................................................................................................................

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Collating printed copies...............................................................................................................................................................

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Printing the last page first (reverse page order)..................................................................................................................

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Printing multiple pages on one sheet (N-Up).......................................................................................................................

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Printing documents from a memory card or flash drive ..................................................................................................

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Printing specialty documents.........................................................................................................................................

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Choosing compatible specialty paper types ........................................................................................................................

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Printing envelopes .........................................................................................................................................................................

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Printing labels ..................................................................................................................................................................................

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Printing on custom-size paper...................................................................................................................................................

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Saving and deleting print settings................................................................................................................................

67

Managing print jobs...........................................................................................................................................................

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Pausing print jobs...........................................................................................................................................................................

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Resuming print jobs.......................................................................................................................................................................

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Canceling print jobs.......................................................................................................................................................................

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Working with photos.......................................................................

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Inserting a memory card...................................................................................................................................................

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Inserting a flash drive.........................................................................................................................................................

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Retrieving and managing photos..................................................................................................................................

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Transferring photos from a memory device to the computer .......................................................................................

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Transferring photos from a memory card to a flash drive ...............................................................................................

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Printing photos.....................................................................................................................................................................

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Printing photos using the printer control panel .................................................................................................................

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Printing photos from the computer using the printer software ...................................................................................

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Printing photos from a memory device using the printer software ............................................................................

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Applying color effects to photos using the printer control panel ................................................................................

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Printing photos from a PictBridge-enabled digital camera ............................................................................................

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Printing photos stored on a memory device using the proof sheet............................................................................

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Printing photos from a digital camera using DPOF ...........................................................................................................

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Copying...............................................................................................

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Making copies.......................................................................................................................................................................

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Copying photos....................................................................................................................................................................

83

Enlarging or reducing images.........................................................................................................................................

83

Adjusting copy quality.......................................................................................................................................................

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Making a copy lighter or darker.....................................................................................................................................

84

Collating copies using the printer control panel.....................................................................................................

85

Repeating an image on one page.................................................................................................................................

85

Copying multiple pages on one sheet (N-Up)..........................................................................................................

86

Canceling a copy job..........................................................................................................................................................

86

Scanning.............................................................................................

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Scanning original documents.........................................................................................................................................

87

Scanning color or black-and-white original documents.......................................................................................

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Scanning photos for editing............................................................................................................................................

89

Scanning to a computer over a network....................................................................................................................

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Canceling scan jobs............................................................................................................................................................

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Faxing.................................................................................................

91

Sending a fax using the computer................................................................................................................................

91

Receiving a fax......................................................................................................................................................................

92

Maintaining the printer...................................................................

94

Maintaining print cartridges............................................................................................................................................

94

Installing print cartridges.............................................................................................................................................................

94

Removing a used print cartridge ..............................................................................................................................................

95

Refilling print cartridges...............................................................................................................................................................

96

Using genuine Lexmark print cartridges................................................................................................................................

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Aligning print cartridges ..............................................................................................................................................................

97

Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles........................................................................................................................................

97

Checking ink levels.........................................................................................................................................................................

98

Wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts................................................................................................................

99

Preserving the print cartridges ................................................................................................................................................

100

Cleaning the scanner glass............................................................................................................................................

100

Cleaning the exterior of the printer............................................................................................................................

100

Ordering supplies..............................................................................................................................................................

101

Ordering print cartridges ...........................................................................................................................................................

101

Ordering paper and other supplies........................................................................................................................................

102

Resetting to factory settings.........................................................................................................................................

102

Troubleshooting.............................................................................

103

Using the printer troubleshooting software (Windows only)...........................................................................

103

Setup troubleshooting....................................................................................................................................................

103

Incorrect language appears on the display.........................................................................................................................

103

Power button is not lit ................................................................................................................................................................

104

Software did not install...............................................................................................................................................................

104

Page does not print......................................................................................................................................................................

105

Solving printer power problems .............................................................................................................................................

108

Removing and reinstalling the software ..............................................................................................................................

108

Enabling the USB port in Windows ........................................................................................................................................

109

Wireless troubleshooting...............................................................................................................................................

110

Wireless troubleshooting checklist ........................................................................................................................................

110

Printing a network setup page ................................................................................................................................................

111

Wireless configuration does not continue after the USB cable is attached ............................................................

111

Cannot print over wireless network.......................................................................................................................................

112

Cannot print and there is a firewall on the computer.....................................................................................................

115

Wi-Fi indicator light is not lit.....................................................................................................................................................

115

Wi-Fiindicator light is green but the printer does not print (Windows only) ........................................................

115

Wi-Fi indicator light is blinking orange during installation (Windows only)...........................................................

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Wi-Fi indicator light is blinking orange during installation (Macintosh only) ........................................................

120

Wi-Fiindicator light is still orange ..........................................................................................................................................

122

Wireless print server not installed ..........................................................................................................................................

124

“Communication not available” message displays when printing wirelessly ........................................................

124

Communication with printer lost when connected to Virtual Private Network (VPN)........................................

124

Resetting the internal wireless print server to factory default settings....................................................................

124

Notices..............................................................................................

126

Product information.........................................................................................................................................................

126

Edition notice.....................................................................................................................................................................

126

European EC directives conformity statement for radio products.................................................................

129

Power consumption.........................................................................................................................................................

132

Networking glossary.....................................................................

137

Index.................................................................................................

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