NEC SuperScript 1260N User Guide

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NEC

SU P E R SC R I P T 1260

User’s Guide

808-823052-120-A

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First Printing—April 1997

Document Number: 808-823052-120-A

Copyright 1997

NEC Technologies, Inc.

1250 N. Arlington Heights Rd.

Itasca, IL 60143

All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 1997

NEC Corporation

7-1 Shiba 5-Chome, Minato-Ku

Tokyo 108-01, Japan

All Rights Reserved.

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Table of Contents

1 Setting Up

Overview 1-1 Introduction 1-2

Selecting a Location for the Printer 1-3 Printer Dimensions 1-3

Unpacking the Printer 1-4

Location of Major Parts 1-5

Major parts seen when the Top Cover is open 1-6 Printer Operating Environment Requirements 1-7 Printer Operating Requirements 1-7

System Requirements 1-8

Software Requirements 1-8 Installing the Toner Cartridge 1-9 Loading Paper into the Cassette 1-11 Connecting the Interface Cable 1-15 Connecting the AC Power Cord 1-15 Switching ON the Printer 1-16 Switching OFF the Printer 1-16 Printer Safety 1-17

Ordering Supplies and Accessories 1-18

2 Operator Panel

Overview 2-1

Using the Operator Panel 2-2

LED Operation 2-3

Operator Panel Buttons 2-8

Resetting the Printer 2-9

Status Icons and Messages 2-9

Default Settings 2-11

3 SuperScript Software

Overview 3-1

SuperScript 1260 Software for Windows 3-2

SuperScript 1260 Printer Software and Accessories 3-2

Installing SuperScript 1260 Software 3-3

The ABCs of Installation for Windows 95 3-3 The ABCs of Installation for Windows 3.1

and 3.11 3-4

SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver 3-5 Setup Tab 3-6

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Watermark Options 3-8

Layout Options 3-10

2-Sided Printing 3-11

Booklet Printing 3-13

Paper Source Tab 3-16

Destination Tab 3-17

Image Control Tab 3-18

Imaging Mode 3-18

Halftone Features 3-19

Darkness 3-20

Accessories Tab 3-20

Advanced Tab 3-21

Print Memory 3-22

Paper Sizes 3-22

Printer Administration 3-23

4 Windows Status Monitor

Overview 4-1 Introduction 4-2

What is Printer Status? 4-3 Loading the Status Monitor 4-3 Minimized Views 4-4

Features of the Mini-Window View 4-4 Features of the Icon View in Windows 3.1 4-5 Sound Alerts 4-6

Accessing the Maximized Status Monitor 4-6

The Maximized Status Monitor 4-6

General Tab 4-6

Change Printer Tab 4-9

Alerts Tab 4-9

Preferences Tab 4-11

5 DOS Printing

Overview 5-1

The DOS Printing Utilities 5-2 Printing from DOS Programs 5-2 Installing DOS Software Only 5-2 DOS Printer Control Panel 5-3 Main Menu 5-3

Control Printing (pause, reset, eject) 5-5 Change Printer Settings 5-6

Change LaserJet IIP Emulation Settings 5-8 Print Sample Pages 5-8

Change Status Monitor Settings 5-9 Change Printer Port 5-10

DOS Status Monitor 5-10 Starting the Status Monitor 5-10

Using the DOS Status Monitor 5-11

6 Using the Printer

Overview 6-1

Using the 250-Sheet Paper

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Cassette 6-2

Using the Multi-purpose Tray 6-5

Loading Paper into the Multi-purpose Tray 6-6 Loading Envelopes into the

Multi-purpose Tray 6-7

Loading Transparencies and

Adhesive Labels 6-9

Closing the Multi-purpose Tray 6-10

7 Printer Options

Overview 7-1

The 500-Sheet Feeder 7-3

The 500-Sheet Cassette 7-5

The Envelope Cassette 7-9

The Face-Up Output Tray 7-12

Memory Expansion Module (SIMM) 7-14

8 Maintaining Your Printer

Overview 8-1

Redistributing the Toner 8-2

About the Toner Cartridge 8-4

Replacing the Toner Cartridge 8-5

Installing the Toner Cartridge 8-5

Cleaning the Printer Case 8-5

Relocating the Printer 8-7

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9 Troubleshooting

Overview 9-1

Maintaining Print Quality 9-2

Simple Troubleshooting 9-2

Print Quality Problems 9-3

Installation Problems 9-6

Clearing Paper Jams and Wrinkling 9-7

Removing Jammed Paper 9-8

10 Getting Service

Overview 10-1

Getting Service and Support 10-2 Getting Help from Your Company 10-2 Getting Help from Your Dealer 10-2 Getting Help from NEC 10-2

NEC Warranty and Service 10-4

SuperScript 1260 Printer Limited Warranty 10-5 Warranty 10-6

Warranty Length 10-6 Warranty Coverage 10-6 Warranty Support 10-7 Getting Warranty Service 10-7

Limitation of Damages and Implied Warranties 10-7

Finding Supplies, Printer Options, and Spare Parts 10-8

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Table of Contents

A Selecting Print Media

Overview A-1

Selecting Paper and Media A-2 Care of Printer Supplies A-2 Paper Properties A-3

Paper Recommended for Use in This Printer A-4 Special Print Media Recommended for

Use in This Printer A-5

Additional Paper for Use in This Printer A-6 Print Areas A-7

Preprinted Forms A-7

Heavy Print Stock A-8 Envelopes A-8 Adhesive Labels A-9 Transparency Film A-9

Media Purchasing Specifications A-9

B Safety Information

Overview B-1

Ozone Emission B-2

UL Standards for Ozone B-2

Employer Responsibilities B-2

Recommendations for Minimizing

Ozone Exposure B-2

Laser Safety B-3

CDRH Regulations B-3

FCC Statement B-3

Technical Specifications B-4

Glossary

Index

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Setting Up the Printer

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Overview

This chapter gives you the information you need when you set up your printer, load paper, and begin printing. It includes:

Selecting a location for your printer

Unpacking the printer

Printer requirements

Location of printer parts

Getting started

Loading paper into the paper cassette

Printer safety

How to order supplies and accessories

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Introduction

The NEC SuperScript 1260 printer is a new laser printer developed specifically for use with Windows 95, WindowsTM 3.1, Windows for Workgroups, and DOS applications. This printer is provided with the SuperScript 1260 software kit, and requires no special add-in cards or cartridges. We do require a good quality parallel interface cable (see Chapter 10, “Using FastFacts”).

The NEC SuperScript 1260N printer is the same printer as above except that it has a Network Interface Card (NIC) already installed. There is a Macintosh print driver included as a network option. For more information, see the “NEC 1260 Network Printer Configuration User’s Guide”.

Your computer and SuperScript 1260 communicate bidirectionally to exchange operating status information (e.g., warm-up, paper out, paper jam) and display messages requiring your attention. Hence, you can focus on your work without referring to the printer operator panel periodically, a benefit of the SuperScript 1260 software.

This manual contains operation information for the NEC SuperScript 1260 laser printer and covers seven major areas of printer information:

1.Setting up the printer

Space, electrical, and operating environment requirements

Installation procedures for hardware and software

Using the printer

Selecting paper for use in the printer

Operating instructions

2.Printer options

Available printer options; how to install, remove, and use them

3.Maintaining the printer

Toner cartridge information

Cleaning and relocating the printer

4.Printer problems

Error messages, print quality problems, and paper jam recovery instructions

5.Getting service

6.Selecting print media

7.Safety information

Technical specifications

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Selecting a Location for the Printer

Follow all space, electrical, and operating environment requirements when selecting a location for your printer.

Printer space requirements

Leave at least the minimum air space between the printer and the surrounding wall and furniture.

Top View

7.09 in (180 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.70in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.34 in (415 mm)

 

 

 

(221mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.57in

(421mm)

12..20in (310mm)

1 in (25 mm)

Selecting a Location for the Printer

Printer Dimensions

The following illustrations show standard dimensions and recommended clearances for a SuperScript 1260 printer.

Caution! Do not block the ventilation fan outlet that is located on the right side of the printer.

Side View

25.6 in

(650 mm)

30.1 in

(765 mm)

9 in

(228 mm)

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Unpacking the Printer

Remove the printer from the shipping box and place it on a stable, level surface.

WARNING! The printer weighs approximately 28 lbs. without options or consumables installed. Use care when removing it from the shipping box and ask for assistance.

After you have removed the printer and accessories from the shipping box, lift the top cover of the printer and remove the styrofoam cube from inside. Check to make sure you received all of the items listed below. If any item is missing or damaged, contact the store where you purchased the printer.

1.Printer with 250-Sheet paper cassette

2.Toner cartridge

3.AC power cord

4.Accessory kit

NEC SuperScript 1260 User’s Guide

Warranty card and Quick Reference Guide

Software diskette and SuperScript 1260 “Solutions” CD

Guide

User's

Software

Diskette

& CD

WARRANTY

Note: It is very important to install the software properly in order for this printer to work.

Save this user’s guide for reference and all packing materials (including the shipping carton) in case the printer needs to be repacked.

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Location of Major Parts

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3

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6

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1.AC Power Cord Socket

Connect the AC Power Cord to this socket.

2.Main Power Switch

Use to switch the printer ON and OFF. [I] is ON. [O] is OFF.

3.Ventilation Fan Grill

Inlet for the printer Fan.

4.Top Cover Release Button

Push in to open the Top Cover.

5.Printer Controller Board

Allows a host computer to connect, through an interface cable.

6.Rear (Output) Slot

7.AC Power Cord

Location of Major Parts

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8.Operator Panel

Used to monitor printer status

9.Top Cover

Open to access the Toner cartridge or to clear paper jams. When closed, the Top Cover functions as the main output tray.

10.Front Cover

Open to use the Multi-purpose tray. The tray holds 80 sheets of paper or 10 envelopes.

11.250-Sheet Cassette

The standard paper cassette. The cassette holds 250 sheets of paper.

12.Toner Cartridge

Contains the drum and the dry toner.

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Major parts seen when the Top Cover is open

1.Fuser Warning Label

Posted on the top of the fuser. The fuser is very hot. Be careful when clearing paper jams in the fuser area.

2.Fuser

Uses heat and pressure to permanently adhere the toner image to the paper before the printer delivers the paper to the output tray.

3.Cleaning Brush

Use to clean the drum mirror.

4.Toner Cartridge Guide Channel

Match the color markings on the channel with the color markings on the Toner cartridge to correctly install the Toner cartridge in the printer.

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Printer Operating Environment Requirements

Printer Operating Environment Requirements

Install the printer on a level and stable surface.

Install the printer in an area that will have a temperature range of 41˚F to 95˚F (5˚C to 35˚C).

Extreme temperature changes may result in a buildup of condensation inside the printer. Condensation can cause print quality problems and paper jams. If there are wide temperature variations within the printer environment, allow one hour for the printer to stabilize before using it.

Install the printer in an area that has a relative humidity range of 15% to 85% (non-condensing).

Install the printer in an area that is shielded from the direct air flow of heaters, air conditioners, or humidifiers.

Install the printer in an area that is shielded from direct sunlight.

Leave adequate space around the printer for easy access.

Printer Operating Requirements

 

115 V Model

 

 

 

 

Nominal line voltage and frequency

115VAC @ 50/60 Hz

 

 

Maximum power consumption

600 watts

 

 

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System Requirements

The SuperScript 1260 printer works with MS-DOS 3.3 or higher, Windows 3.1 (in Enhanced Mode), Windows 95, or Windows for WorkGroups.

To run SuperScript 1260 Windows software, you will need an IBM-compatible PC with at least a 386SX 16-MHz CPU. This includes all 486-based and most 386-based PCs. To verify if your PC can run in Enhanced Mode, type WIN/3 at the MS-DOS prompt. If your PC cannot run Windows in Enhanced Mode, the system will tell you.

The SuperScript 1260 printer can also be run directly from DOS. The printer will automatically invoice PCL emulation mode to process DOS jobs.

A standard PC parallel printer port is required to connect with the SuperScript 1260 printer through a high quality parallel cable (see “FastFacts” in Chapter 10).

Because of the SuperScript 1260’s high speed interface, it is important to use a properly manufactured parallel cable. Use of a poor quality parallel cable may affect your output.

Software Requirements

To use the SuperScript 1260 Windows software, you will need:

A 386 or better personal computer

A 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive

At least 4 MB (6 MB recommended) of RAM for use with Windows 3.1 or 3.11

At least 8 MB of RAM for use with Windows 95

Microsoft Windows 3.1, 3.11, or 95

To use the SuperScript 1260 Solutions CD, in addition to the requirements listed above, you will need:

A CD-ROM drive (486 personal computer recommended)

Additional RAM, if needed for CD operation

To use the SuperScript 1260 DOS software, you will need:

A 286 or better personal computer

A 1.44 MB 3.5-inch floppy drive

At least 640 K of RAM

DOS 3.3 or later

After you have removed the printer from the shipping box, complete the following instructions

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to prepare the printer for use. If you have printer options to install, refer to Chapter 7, “Printer Options” section of this manual.

Installing the Toner Cartridge

The Toner cartridge assembly contains the photosensitive drum and the dry toner.

1.Press the release button and open the

top cover. (Make sure the styrofoam packing cube has been removed from inside.)

Installing the Toner Cartridge

2.Remove the new Toner cartridge from the shipping carton.

3.Remove the new Toner cartridge from the foil wrapper.

4.Save the foil wrapper.

Drum shutter

Caution! Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight or to strong room light. You should complete the Toner cartridge installation within 5 minutes

Do not open the drum shutter.

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5. Shake the Toner cartridge gently several times to evenly distribute the toner inside the cartridge.

6.Place the Toner cartridge on a flat surface.

7.Locate the toner seal tab at the end of the cartridge.

Use one hand to firmly hold down the cartridge.

8.Use the other hand to pull the tab straight out and remove the toner seal.

Caution! The toner tab may break if you pull up instead of straight out. You must remove the entire toner seal before you can use the Toner cartridge

9.Hold the Toner cartridge as shown in the illustration.

10.Insert the cartridge into the printer guide channels.

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11.Push in on the cartridge until it stops, then push in on both sides of the cartridge to make sure it is seated correctly.

12.Close the top cover.

If you cannot close the top cover, you may have incorrectly installed the Toner cartridge. Remove the Toner cartridge and reinstall it.

Loading Paper into the Cassette

Media” section of this manual for information on choosing the correct paper types and sizes to use with this printer.

Note: Use the Multi-purpose tray or optional Envelope cassette (Part # 1262) to feed envelopes. Do not mix paper types and do not overfill the cassette.

1.Remove the 250-Sheet cassette from the printer.

Loading Paper into the Cassette

The SuperScript 1260 paper cassette holds 250 sheets of standard 20 lb to 28 lb letter or legal size paper, or 50 sheets of standard labels or transparencies. Refer to Appendix A, “Selecting Print

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2.Press down on the bottom plate to lock it into position.

3.Push the side guide handle and slide the guide out as far as possible.

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4.Adjust the end paper guides to the desired paper size:

1.Slide end guide A out or into the desired paper size.

2.Slide end guide B to align with end guide A. This is not necessary with letter size paper.

Guide A

Guide B

Loading Paper into the Cassette

5.Insert the stack of paper along the left side of the cassette.

Make sure the paper goes underneath the metal clip that is located at the front of the cassette and underneath the plastic tabs that are located on the end guides.

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6.Slide the side guide in so it presses lightly against the edge of the paper stack.

7. Reinstall the paper cassette into the printer.

Note: For proper paper and media selection refer to Appendix A, “Selecting Print Media.”

For information on loading various media refer to Chapter 6, “Using the Printer.”

Caution! Do not adjust the side guide so tightly that it bows the paper stack

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Connecting the Interface Cable

Use a good quality parallel cable to connect this printer to a computer. Connect the interface cable as described below.

1.Make sure the power switch is set to OFF [O].

2.Plug the interface cable connector into the printer and then secure the lock springs.

Lock Springs

3.Connect the other end of the cable to the computer. Refer to the computer manual for details about selection of a proper interface connector.

Connecting the Interface Cable

Connecting the AC Power Cord

1.Make sure the power switch is set to OFF [O]. Plug the AC power cord into the AC socket located on the printer rear cover.

2.Plug the other end of the AC power cord into a grounded AC wall outlet.

Caution! Be sure the voltage at the AC wall outlet is correct for your printer. Serious printer damage will result if your printer is the 115VAC model and your AC wall outlet is providing 220VAC.

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Switching ON the Printer

Switch ON the printer power by pressing [I] on the main power switch which is located on the right side of the printer.

Switching OFF the Printer

1.Switch OFF the printer power by pressing [O] on the Main power switch located on the right side of the printer.

Caution! Do not switch OFF power while the printer is processing a print run. Wait until the printer has finished the print run and has ejected all of the prints before you switch OFF power.

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Printer Safety

Use common sense and good judgment whenever you are operating your printer.

To reduce the risk of fire

Use only the AC power cord that is supplied with the printer, or one that is UL compatible. (NEC will not replace this cord if you lose it.)

Never use multi-plug adapters or extension cords to connect the printer to an AC wall outlet.

Make sure the AC wall outlet meets the electrical requirements of your printer.

If you are not going to use the printer for long periods of time turn the printer off and unplug it from the AC wall outlet. Remove all of the paper from the paper cassettes.

Never place flammable liquids or materials near the printer.

Do not install the printer in a dusty or dirty area.

If the printer makes an unusual sound or begins to smoke, immediately switch off the power, unplug the printer from the AC wall outlet, and call for service.

Printer Safety

To reduce the risk of electrical shock

Do not remove screws, covers, or parts from the printer.

Do not attempt to disassemble the printer. High voltage is always present inside the printer. If you have a problem with the printer, call for service.

Do not touch the AC power cord when your hands are wet.

Do not use the printer if the AC power cord is damaged or frayed.

Never place heavy objects on top of the printer.

Never place containers of liquid above or near the printer.

Be careful not to drop staples, paper clips, or other small metal objects into the printer.

To reduce the risk of burn

When replacing the Toner cartridge or clearing a jam, do not touch the Fuser. The Fuser operates at a very high temperature and is marked with a warning label.

Do not touch the rear (output) slot while the printer is on. It is very hot.

To reduce the risk of eye injury

• The SuperScript 1260 laser generates a intense beam of light that can cause serious

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eye damage. The printer, however, is designed so the laser beam is completely contained within the printer during all modes of customer operation.

• To avoid accidental contact with the laser beam, perform all printer service procedures exactly as described in this manual and never attempt to dismantle the printer, remove any of the printer covers, or attempt to operate the printer with the Top Cover open.

To reduce the risk of personal injury

Be careful when lifting the printer.

Do not install the printer so it is within the reach of small children.

Observe all caution and warning messages displayed in this manual.

Observe all caution and warning labels displayed inside the printer.

Ordering Supplies and Accessories

To order printer supplies and accessories, contact your NEC printer dealer or call 1–800–NEC–INFO to locate a supplies dealer nearest you.

Table 1:1 Supplies and Options

Supplies / Options

Order Number

 

 

 

 

1260 Toner Cartridge

20-100

 

 

250-Sheet Cassette

1265

 

 

500-Sheet Cassette

1264

 

 

500-Sheet Feeder

1261

(comes with 500-sheet

 

cassette, not sold separately)

 

 

 

Envelope Cassette

1262

(must be used with 500-sheet

 

feeder and can hold 50

 

envelopes)

 

 

 

Face Up Output Tray

1263

 

 

1260 Network Inter-

1266

face Card (NIC)

 

 

 

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Operator Panel

2

Overview

This chapter describes the operator panel and its functions. It explains:

LED operation

Panel button operation

Status monitor icons

Factory default settings

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Using the Operator Panel

The printer operator panel includes 6 LED’s (lights) and 2 buttons. The LED’s indicate printer status and the buttons allow you to control printing—for example you can reset, pause, resume, and print a test page from the front panel.

The operator panel consists of six light-emitting diodes (LED) and two front panel buttons.

The On Line LED (green) indicates normal operation (warming up, ready, or Energy Saving Mode). When combined with other LED’s it may also indicate other states. (See Table 2–1.)

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The Cassette LED (amber) indicates that the printer needs paper.

The MP Tray LED (amber) indicates that the printer is ready for manual feed or that the Multi-purpose tray needs paper.

The Toner LED (amber) indicates the toner supply is getting low.

The Jam LED (red) indicates a paper jam.

The Error LED (red) indicates printer errors such as an open cover or incorrect paper size.

The On Line button lets you resume operation after correcting a problem (such as adding more paper or closing the cover). You can also use the button to initialize the printer or reset it to factory defaults.

The Test button lets you print a settings page.

LED Operation

When the printer is first powered on, all LED’s light immediately and then cycle from left to right in sequence. The blinking lights indicate that the printer is initializing and performing an internal test. When the printer is ready to accept a job, the green On Line LED stays steadily lit. From the ready state, pressing the On Line Button for four seconds and releasing it activates the initialization (reset) and internal test. The LED’s will remain on

LED Operation

for 0.5 seconds, then off for 0.5 seconds, then repeat until the button is released.

Table 2-1 provides a prioritized list of printer problems with LED status, condition, cause, and solution.

Please note that:

“Blink” always means 0.5 seconds on, 0.5 seconds off, then it repeats.

“Slow blink” is 0.5 seconds on and 5.0 seconds off, then it repeats.

“Double-blink” means 0.25 seconds on, 0.25 seconds off, 0.25 seconds on, 1.0 second off, then it repeats.

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Table 2-1: Condition Indications and Solutions

LEDs

CONDITION

CAUSE/SOLUTION

 

 

 

All lit steady

Printer Hardware

A printer hardware error is detected. Possible printer errors include

 

Error

malfunction of the fuser unit, laser unit, scanning motor, or fan.

 

 

Corrective Action: First power off the printer and then turn power

 

 

back on. If the problem continues, contact your NEC dealer for

 

 

service or call NEC technical support (see Chapter 10).

All lit steady

NIC (Network

Corrective Action: Press the Test button on the Operator panel to

except On Line

Interface Card) Error

verify communication. Refer to “SuperScript 1260 Network Printer

 

 

Configuration Guide”.

All lit then cycle

Power On

When you power on the printer, all the LEDs light and then, during

all LEDs

 

hardware check, cycle through all LEDs (starting from On Line LED

 

 

and moving right), and then the green light blinks until the printer is

 

 

ready to accept a job during the Power On cycle.

All lit then cycle

Factory Default Reset

During power up, press the On Line Button until lights stop cycling,

all LEDs

 

then release. After that, the green light blinks until the printer is

 

 

ready to accept a job.

 

 

Corrective Action: Release the Front Panel Button after the LEDs

 

 

light in acknowledgment. Once the button is released, the printer

 

 

sets factory defaults, initializes, and goes to READY.

Cycle through all

Reset

When the On Line button is pressed for at least 4 seconds (in all

LEDs

 

states other than during power up), it cycles through all LED’s and

 

 

then the green light blinks until the printer is ready to accept a job.

 

 

Corrective Action: Release the Front Panel Button after the LEDs

 

 

blink in acknowledgment. Once the button is released, the printer

 

 

initializes and goes to READY.

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LED Operation

Table 2-1 Condition Indications and Solutions

 

 

 

LEDs

CONDITION

CAUSE/SOLUTION

 

 

 

Error (red) on

Top Cover Open

This occurs if the Top cover is open or the Toner cartridge is missing.

steady

No Cartridge

Corrective Action: Make sure the printer has a Toner cartridge

 

 

installed. Check that the Top cover is completely closed. The printer

 

 

will resume operation.

Jam (red) on

Paper Jam

This occurs when there is a paper jam.

steady

 

Corrective Action: Clear the paper jam. See Chapter 9, “Trouble-

 

 

shooting” for more help with paper jams.

 

 

Entry jams always reprint the jammed page.

Error (red) Blinks

Page too complex

This indicates errors like “page too complex.” It will be affected by

On Line (green)

 

the auto-continue setting.

on steady

 

• If auto-continue is on, the Windows status monitor mini-window

 

 

will display a message indicating which page is too complex and the

 

 

document will continue printing.

 

 

• If auto-continue is turned off, the Windows status monitor mini-

 

 

window will display the status alert and the printer will behave by

 

 

blinking the error light and printing the partial page.

 

 

To correct, press the On Line button.

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Table 2-1: Condition Indications and Solutions (continued)

LEDs

CONDITION

CAUSE/SOLUTION

 

 

 

Error (red) on

Paper size mismatch

This occurs after printing a page set for an incorrect paper length.

steady

Paper source lights up

Corrective Action: Insert the correct paper size (in the cassette or

On Line (green)

(MP or Cassette)

manual feed). The printer resumes normal processing. The document

blinks

 

must be reprinted.

Error (red) blinks

Adobe Memory

This informs the user that Adobe Memory Booster was used.

On Line (green)

Booster used

See page 3–22 for more information.

on steady

 

 

MP Tray (amber)

Waiting for Manual

This condition occurs when the printer is waiting for paper in the

on steady

Feed

Multi-purpose tray.

 

 

Corrective Action: Insert a sheet of paper into the Multi-purpose (MP)

 

 

tray. You may need to press the On Line button momentarily.

 

 

If the On Line button is pressed without supplying paper, the paper

 

 

will be picked from the paper cassette (if available).

MP Tray (amber)

No paper

This occurs when the cassette or Multi-purpose tray is out of paper.

blinks or

 

Corrective Acton: Refill with correct size paper. Printer will resume

Cassette (amber)

 

printing automatically.

blinks

 

 

Cassette (amber)

Missing cassette

The cassette is not installed.

on steady

 

Corrective Action: Installing cassette will automatically return

 

 

system to ready.

Toner (amber) on

Low on toner

The toner level is low in the Toner cartridge.

steady

 

Corrective Action: Redistribute the toner by removing the Toner car-

 

 

tridge and rocking it from side to side or replace the Toner cartridge.

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LED Operation

Table 2-1: Condition Indications and Solutions

LEDs

CONDITION

CAUSE/SOLUTION

 

 

 

On Line (green)

Ready

The printer is ready.

on steady

 

Note: Pressing the On Line button will take the printer offline.

On Line (green)

In use

The LED blinks while the printer is processing a job from your

blinks

 

computer or while finishing printer warm up and initialization. This

 

 

includes waiting for the computer to send additional data or for the

 

 

printer engine to move paper.

On Line (green)

Energy Saving

The LED blinks slowly while the printer is in Energy Saving Mode.

blinks slowly

 

Energy Saving Mode starts after the printer has been READY as long

 

 

as specified by the Energy Saving Mode setting. The printer exits

 

 

Energy Saving Mode when it receives a job, or the On Line Button is

 

 

pressed.

On Line (green)

Waiting

PCL data left in the printer.

double-blinks

 

Corrective action: Pressing the On Line button will cause a Form Feed

 

 

then resume to Idle/Ready.

On Line

Wrong paper size

You have loaded a different sized paper in your paper cassette or tray

(green)blinks

 

than specified.

Cassette/Error on

 

Corrective Action: Press the On Line button once to manually feed the

steady

 

correct paper size. Press the On Line button again to use paper from

 

 

the upper cassette. There is no size sensing in the Multi-purpose tray

 

 

or the optional Envelope cassette.

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Operator Panel Buttons

Printer functions associated with the Operator panel buttons are not executed until you release the button. The LED’s show that certain conditions have been selected.

The following table shows the effects of pressing the On Line and the Test buttons for certain conditions and durations. Pressing the buttons for other conditions has no effect.

Table 2-2: Front Panel Buttons

 

On

Test

 

 

CONDITION

Line

DURATION

EFFECT

Button

 

Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power On

 

At power up

Start FACTORY DEFAULT RESET

 

 

 

until all LEDs

processing

 

 

 

stop cycling

 

Power On

 

At power up

Start FACTORY DEFAULT RESET

 

 

 

depress for 4

of NIC (Network Interface Card)

 

 

 

seconds

processing. See NIC manual.

Any condition except Power On

 

4 seconds

Resets the printer: All data in the

 

 

 

 

printer is cleared and the printer is

 

 

 

 

returned to the Ready state.

Ready

 

Momentary

Takes printer offline

Ready

 

Momentary

Starts settings page

Receiving/Processing/Printing

 

Momentary

Pauses printing

data

 

 

 

 

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Resetting the Printer

 

On

Test

 

 

CONDITION

Line

DURATION

EFFECT

Button

 

Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paused/offline

 

Momentary

Resumes printing from pause; or

 

 

 

 

to On Line from offline

Energy Saving

 

Momentary

Leaves “Energy Saving Mode”

 

 

 

 

and goes to Ready state

Paper Size Error

When the green On Line LED is blinking and in use, pressing the On Line button will cause the printer to pause.

Momentary

Resumes printing to next available

 

paper cassette source

When the green On Line LED is steady and not in use, pressing the Test button will print a settings page.

Resetting the Printer

Resetting the printer is useful if you wish to cancel a print job or clear the printer of all data (including temporarily downloaded fonts). Turn the printer off, then press and hold the On Line button for 4 seconds. The printer resets by performing an internal diagnostic test and then returns to the online state.

Status Icons and Messages

The following table lists status icons and their associated messages as they appear on the Windows Status Monitor screen.

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Table 2-3: Status Monitor Icons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready

 

 

Job Complete

 

Energy Save

 

 

 

(green light steady)

 

 

 

 

(green slow blink)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing

 

 

Add Paper

 

Print to File

 

 

 

(green light flashes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offline

 

 

Busy

 

Print to Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

(yellow light flashes)

 

printer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Jam

 

 

Manual Feed

 

Print to Fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Error

 

 

2-Sided Job Pause

 

 

 

 

 

(red light)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Default Settings

Default Settings

The following table lists the SuperScript 1260 factory default settings.

Table 2-4: SuperScript 1260 Default Settings

NAME

SETTING

 

 

Adobe Memory Booster

On

Energy Saving Mode

Off

Toner Saving Mode

Off

NEC Sharp Edge Technology

On

Manual Feed

Off

Jam Recovery

Off

Manual Feed Timeout

255 seconds

Wait Time-out

40 seconds

Auto-Continue

On

Horizontal Offset

0

Vertical Offset

0

Paper Size

Letter

Lines of Text

60

Orientation

Portrait

Copies

1

Printer Port

LPT1

Printer Name

NEC SuperScript 1260

DOS Status Monitor Hot-Key

Ctrl-Alt-S

Font

Courier 12 point medium

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SuperScript Software

3

Overview

This chapter gives you the information you need in order to successfully install and use the SuperScript 1260 printer driver. You must install the

NEC SuperScript 1260 printer driver in order to successfully print. This chapter explains:

The printer software and accessories

Installing the software on your computer

Options such as resolution, poster and N-up printing

Watermarks

Paper source selections

2-Sided or duplex printing

Halftone features

Memory information

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SuperScript 1260 Software for Windows

Your new SuperScript 1260 is built on Adobe PrintGear, an award-winning laser printing technology. Adobe PrintGear allows your SuperScript 1260 to deliver very high speed performance, easy to use networking and unmatched features at dramatically lower costs than competing printers.

SuperScript 1260 Printer Software

and Accessories

Included with your SuperScript 1260 printer is some of the world’s most advanced printer software:

The Windows Printer Driver—an advanced printer driver that includes special features like watermark printing, booklet and poster printing, thumbnail or N-up printing, and 2- Sided printing.

The SuperScript 1260 Windows status monitor—a program that gives you real-time feedback about your printer and current print jobs. The SuperScript 1260 Windows Status

Monitor, in icon or mini-window view, is like having your printer’s front panel always available from your Windows desktop.

Two SuperScript 1260 DOS printing utility programs: The DOS Printer Control Panel and the DOS Status Monitor. These programs let you change printer settings and monitor printer status in the DOS environment.

This User’s Guide explains how to install and use these programs. The Windows printer driver is covered in this chapter. See Chapter 4 for the Windows Status Monitor and Chapter 5 for the DOS printing utility programs.

Note: Printer settings for energy saving timeout, Adobe Memory Booster, jam recovery, wait timeout, manual feed timeout, and auto-continue can be changed in Windows or DOS. Other printer settings, such as horizontal and vertical offset, can only be changed using the DOS Printer Control Panel. Refer to Change Printer Settings in Chapter 5, “DOS Printing Utilities.”

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Installing SuperScript 1260

Software

The Install program installs the Windows and, optionally, DOS components of SuperScript 1260 software. It lets you choose the type of installation that works best for you, copies the necessary files to your hard disk, and installs the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver and SuperScript 1260 Windows Status Monitor into Windows.

There are three installation types available: standard, custom, and network.

If you want to install the SuperScript 1260 DOS software without using the Windows Install program, see “Installing SuperScript 1260 DOS software only,” in Chapter 5.

Standard Installation

This is the simplest installation method: all the SuperScript 1260 software will be installed for you automatically using standard settings. Standard installation is recommended for most users.

Custom Installation

Custom installation allows you to choose individual components to meet your needs. You have the option of installing the SuperScript 1260 Windows

Installing SuperScript 1260 Software

Printer Driver, the Windows Status Monitor, and the DOS utility software. You can also specify which sound alerts (if any) you want to use, and several other installation options.

Network Installation

Network installation allows you to copy the SuperScript 1260 software to a network drive, from which you can install the software on individual workstations attached to that network.

Note: If you are encountering difficulty installing the software or printing a test page, refer to chapter 9, “Troubleshooting”, in this manual.

The ABCs of Installation for Windows 95

The SuperScript 1260 supports multiple installation paths in Windows 95:

The printer may be installed by selecting “Start, Run” from the task bar.

The printer may be detected via Plug & Play if it is locally connected,

The printer may be installed via the icon labeled “Add Printer” in the printers folder.

The recommended way to install the software is by selecting “Start, Run” from the task bar. If you choose to install the software either via Plug & Play or by clicking “Add Printer,” the wizard will

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take you step by step through the necessary actions. When you are installing the software from the SuperScript 1260 Solutions CD, refer to the instructions on the CD sleeve. For installing from the diskette using the “Start, Run” method follow the instructions below:

1.Insert the SuperScript 1260 Install disk in floppy drive A: (you can also use drive B: if 3 1/2 in.).

2.From the Windows Task Bar, choose Start,

Run.

3.Type A:\INSTALL in the dialog box, and press Enter.

4.Follow the instructions, and choose the type of installation you want. Click the help button at any time to get more detailed information on your installation options.

The ABCs of Installation for Windows 3.1 and 3.11

To install the software from the 1260 Solutions CD, follow the instructions on the CD sleeve. To install from the diskette, follow the instructions below:

1.Insert the SuperScript 1260 Install disk in floppy drive A: (you can also use drive B: if 3 1/2 in.).

2.From the Windows Program Manager, choose Run from the File menu.

3.Type A:\INSTALL in the dialog box, and press Enter.

4.Follow the instructions, and choose the type of installation you want. Click the help button at any time to get more detailed information on your installation options.

Note: Do not install in Windows 3.1 or 3.11 with Add Printer.

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SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer

Driver

When you run the SuperScript 1260 Install program, the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver is installed as your default Windows printer driver.

The SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver gives you control over your printer, including optimized graphics imaging and halftone printing. In addition, it provides a set of special printing features, including:

Watermark printing (superimposed text or graphics, such as “Draft”, “Confidential” or a logo)

Booklet printing

2-Sided printing

Thumbnail or “N-up” printing

(multiple pages reduced to fit on one sheet of paper)

Poster printing (one page enlarged to print on multiple sheets)

Note: Many Windows programs allow you to change printer settings, such as number of copies, paper size, or printer resolution. For some of these settings, the

SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver

changes you make in Windows programs will override the settings specified in the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver. This documentation will make note of printer settings in the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver that may be overridden by Windows programs.

Accessing the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver

There are several ways to access the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver:

In Windows 3.1, from the Windows Control Panel, select Printer, then Setup.

In Windows 95, from the Printers group (accessed from the Start menu and then Settings), right-click the SuperScript 1260 printer icon, then properties.

In many Windows programs, click the Setup or Properties button on the Print dialog box, or select Printer Setup from the File menu.

From the maximized SuperScript 1260 Status Monitor (described in a later section), click the Printer Setup button on the General tab.

From the SuperScript 1260 Status Monitor in mini-window view, double click the name of the default printer at the bottom of the window.

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From the icon view or mini-window of the SuperScript 1260 Status Monitor, select Printer Setup from the control menu.

(Windows 95)

Icon View (Windows 3.1)

Using the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver

The features of the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver are arranged on six tabs: Setup, Paper Source, Destination, Image Control, Accessories, and Advanced.

To access one of the tab dialog boxes, click the tab

at the top of the window. Each tab is described in one of the following sections.

Note: The Windows 95 Driver dialog box will also contain General and Detail Tabs (and a Sharing Tab, when you are connected to a network).

Setup Tab

The Setup tab includes these settings:

Copies (1-99)

Toner Usage

Resolution

Watermark Options

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Orientation (Portrait

Layout Options (“N-up”

 

or Landscape)

 

or poster printing)

2-Sided Printing

Booklet Printing

The preview area on the right of the Setup tab shows the appearance of a page with current settings. The summary area below the preview reports current settings that affect the appearance of the page and also the paper’s destination.

You can restore all settings of the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver to their defaults by clicking Restore Defaults.

You can see version and copyright information about the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver by clicking About.

Each of the settings of the Setup tab is described below.

Copies

Use the Copies box to set the number of copies you want to print. You can select from 1 to 99 copies.

Note: This setting may be overridden by the copies setting in some Windows programs.

Setup Tab

Resolution

Select from the available settings to set the maximum resolution for your print jobs, as measured in dpi (dots per inch). Choose 150 dpi - draft, 300 dpi - faster output, or 600 dpi - best quality. Higher resolutions produce the best quality output, but in some instances may take longer to print than lower resolutions.

Note: Some Windows programs may have a resolution setting, but you cannot select a higher resolution than the resolution you have set in the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver.

Orientation

Choose Portrait or Landscape to select the default orientation of the printed page.

This setting may be overridden by the orientation setting in Windows programs.

Toner Usage

Use these buttons to select Normal or Save Toner. When Save Toner has been selected, text and graphics will print gray rather than black. Output printed with Save Toner selected is readable, and will make your toner last longer, but is suitable for drafts only, not final copies.

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Watermark Options

A watermark is text and/or a graphic that is superimposed on your final output, usually in a lighter gray. Typical text watermarks are “Draft” or “Confidential,” but you can also create a watermark with your own text or graphic.

Pressing the Watermark Options button brings up the Watermark Options dialog box.

You can choose a watermark from either of the lists on the left. If <none> is selected, no watermark will print. As you move the highlight down the list of watermarks, the preview area at the

right shows the text, size, and position of each watermark on the page.

Text Watermark

To create your own text watermark, click Add in the Text area of the Watermark Options dialog box. The Edit Text Watermark dialog box will appear.

Use this dialog box to enter the text and layout of your watermark. You can set the watermark’s font, size, and darkness, as well as the angle and position on the page. The preview area at the right shows the effect of your settings.

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The preview will display both the currentlyselected text watermark and any selected graphic. However, you can change only the text in this dialog box. The text in the preview will overlay the graphic if the two overlap.

You may name your watermark in the Name field. It will initially take the same name as the Text field, but you can use any name up to16 characters in length.

Click OK to add the new watermark to the list on the Watermark Options dialog.

To edit one of the watermarks on the list, from the Watermark Options dialog box, highlight the watermark you want to change. Click Edit to bring up the Edit Watermark dialog box. The Edit dialog box is similar to the Add Watermark dialog box.

When your changes are complete, click OK.

Graphic Watermark

To create a graphic watermark, click Add in the graphics area of the Watermark Options dialog box. A graphic watermark can be any

Setup Tab

uncomprepressed, valid bitmap (i.e. .bmp) file. The Watermark Graphics dialog box will appear.

To select a bitmap to be used as a graphic watermark, enter the path or select browse to locate the bitmap file.

You can name your graphic separate from the file name in the Bitmap field. Use no more than 16 characters (in the Name field).

The preview will display both the currently selected text and any selected bitmap. However, you can change only the bitmap in this dialog box. You may then change the darkness, scale and position of your graphic watermark.

Press the OK button when done.

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If you try to print using a bitmap watermark and the driver cannot locate the bitmap file at print time (it has been moved, renamed, or deleted), the screen displays an alert. You can then choose to either print without the graphic or cancel the print job.

Choosing Actual Size will place the graphic on the page at 100%. If the graphic is large, this can result in the image running off the edge of the paper, which will be reflected in the preview and can be corrected by resizing at a lower percentage.

Note: The angle option available in the text watermark dialog box is not available for graphics.

In the Watermark Options dialog box, Select Print watermark on first page only if you want the watermark to print only on the first page of a job.

To delete a watermark from the list, highlight the watermark and click Delete.

Note: When printed, the text watermark will always overlay the bitmap graphic.

Layout Options

Clicking this button on the Setup tab lets you choose between normal printing and two special printing options.

Reduce for Thumbnail or N-up Printing

This feature allows you to print multiple reducedsize pages on one sheet of paper. You can choose to print 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 pages up (the number of reduced pages to print on each sheet of paper).

N-up printing is great for saving paper on drafts, or for presentation handouts and lets you quickly scan multiple pages at a glance. You can also specify whether you want to print page borders around the reduced pages. The preview area at the right shows the effect of the present settings.

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Enlarge for Poster Printing

This feature enables you to print large, multiplesheet versions of your page. You can print a poster that’s 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, 5 x 5, or 6 x 6 sheets in size. The preview area at the right shows the effect of your choice.

When assembling your poster print job, you will notice a small unprintable area around the edges of each sheet of paper. They are made to be overlapped during assembly.

Note: During N-up, Watermark and Poster printing, the SuperScript 1260 Windows printer driver stores an intermediate representation of the whole print job on

Setup Tab

your hard disk. The amount of disk space required depends on the size of the print job and the amount of graphics data it includes. For pages containing graphics, you may need several megabytes of hard disk space for each page of the print job.

2-Sided Printing

2-Sided printing requires a little help from you. When 2-Sided printing is selected, the printer will print side one of the print job’s pages, then pause to allow you to reinsert the pages into the printer in the correct direction. Then the driver will print the other side of the pages.

If you select 2-Sided printing, several additional choices are available:

Choose Print instruction sheet to have an instruction page printed before the first page of your print job. This page will indicate how to re-feed the pages (i.e., the orientation and direction) for printing on the second side. We recommend you select this option, because it is very important that the second printing pass be correctly handled.

Choose Display help messages to get detailed on-screen help as the 2-Sided printing process proceeds. You may want to turn this option off once you’ve become familiar with the process.

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Options

If you select 2-Sided printing the following dialog box appears.

Note: We recommend that you use the default choice of the Multi-purpose tray for your paper source when printing 2- Sided.

This dialog box lets you choose between two binding options for your 2-Sided print jobs:

Choose 2-Sided Book (for binding on the long edge) if your document will be read like a book. This option is the default. It causes the text on the second side to be oriented the same direction as the text on the first side.

Choose 2-Sided (for binding on the short edge) if the reader of your document will be turning its pages vertically like a tablet or pad of paper. If you choose this option, the text on the second side of the page will be upside down in relation to the first side.

Choose the optional rear Face-up output tray or rear slot for the destination of letter or A4 size paper.

2-Sided jobs using legal size paper must exit through the top main output tray.

For best results use a heavier paper stock such as 24 lb., especially when using the main output tray.

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The heat of the printer may cause a slight curl to the paper as it passes through the printer the first time. This may result in a slight wrinkling of the paper when it is printed on the second side. If this happens, roll the paper in the reverse direction of the curl before you reinsert the paper into the printer.

Note: During 2-Sided printing, the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver stores the whole print job on your hard disk. The amount of disk space required depends on the size of the print job and the amount of graphics data it includes. For pages containing graphics, you may need several megabytes of hard disk space for each page of the print job.

Booklet Printing

Booklet printing lets you produce booklets in book or tablet form. Booklets have two reducedsized pages on each side of the sheet. You fold these sheets to complete the booklet. When you use booklet printing, the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer prints the pages in the correct order so that all you need to do is fold the printed pages in half.

Setup Tab

The SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver will print the first side of the booklet pages, then pause for you to reinsert the pages into the printer. Optionally, the driver will print an instruction sheet and/or provide on-screen instructions to help you reinsert the pages correctly.

Booklet printing works by using special Booklet paper size definitions. There are Booklet paper sizes for letter, legal, and A4 paper. When you pick one of these Booklet paper sizes in one of your Windows programs, the driver will do what is needed to print a booklet, including reducing the page size and activating 2-Sided printing.

Note: The paper size setting in the SuperScript 1260 driver is overridden by the paper size setting in most Windows programs. In order to print a Booklet, you must select the Booklet paper size from the list of paper sizes in your Windows program (see Step 7 below).

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Instructions For Using the Booklet

Printing Feature:

1.Click the Booklet Printing button. The Booklet Printing dialog box appears.

2.Select the Booklet paper size you want to use from the list of Booklet Sizes.

You have a choice of three Booklet paper sizes:

Booklet on Letter, Booklet on Legal, or Booklet on A4. Choose the paper size that matches your paper. As you highlight different Booklet paper sizes, the preview area at the right changes to show how the booklet will look. The area beneath the preview gives the dimensions of the selected paper stock and the size when folded.

Note: Although you can print a booklet simply by selecting a Booklet paper size in your Windows program without selecting one in the SuperScript 1260 Windows Printer Driver, we suggest you select a Booklet paper size in both the driver and the Windows program until you are familiar with Booklet printing. This will allow you to use the driver’s booklet preview feature and help screens.

3.To get on-screen instructions for Booklet printing, select Display Booklet printing tips. We strongly recommend that you select this option until you are familiar with Booklet printing.

4.When your Booklet printing settings are complete, click OK. If you selected on-screen instructions, read the instructions and click OK.

5.When you choose a booklet paper size, 2- sided printing is automatically turned on. The 2-sided dialog box accessed from the setup tab provides additional options. Select Print instruction sheet (recommended) and/or Display help messages. These settings are turned on by default. We strongly recommend you select both until you are familiar with 2-Sided printing. Click OK.

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