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USER’S GUIDE

June, 2000

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Copyright 2000

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CONTENTS

Ch. 1 INTRODUCTION

1

Overview

1

SuperScript 1400 Highlights

1

Added Paper Capacity

1

System Requirements

2

Hardware Requirements

2

SuperScript 1400 Features

2

Printer Driver Features

2

Status Monitor

3

Energy Saving

3

Ch. 2 GETTING STARTED

5

Overview

5

Safety Instructions

5

Selecting a Location

5

Unpacking

6

Installing the Software

19

Software for Windows 95/98/2000

21

Installing Software for Windows 95/98/2000

21

Removing Printer Software

21

Software for Windows NT 4.0

21

Installing the Software

21

Removing Printer Software

22

Software for the Macintosh

22

Software Requirements

22

Hardware Requirements

22

Installing the Software

22

Ch. 4 THE OPERATOR PANEL

25

Overview

25

Operator Panel Buttons

25

Operator Panel Lights

26

Operator Panel Light Messages

27

Checking Printer Contents

7

Identifying Printer Parts

8

Front View

8

Back View

8

Back Internal View

8

Installing the Toner Cartridge

10

Loading The 270-sheet Cassette

12

Changing Paper Sizes

14

For Letter (US) or A4 Paper Sizes

14

For Legal and Folio Paper Sizes

15

Connecting the Printer Using the Parallel Cable16

Connecting the Printer Using the USB Cable

17

Printing a Configuration Sheet

18

Ch. 5 USING PRINT MEDIA

29

Overview

29

Choosing Paper

29

Printing to the Output Trays

30

Using the Face-up Output Tray

31

Using Tray 1: the Manual Feed Tray

33

Printing Manually

35

Printing Envelopes

37

Printing Labels

39

Printing on Transparencies

40

Printing on Letterhead

41

Printing on Card Stock

42

Ch. 3 INSTALLING

 

Ch. 6 PRINTER TASKS

43

 

Overview

43

THE SOFTWARE

19

Overview

19

Basic Document Printing

44

 

 

Software For Windows

19

Accessing Printer Properties

45

 

 

 

 

Canceling a Print Job

46

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Canceling a Job From the Operator Panel

46

Canceling a Job from the Printers Folder

46

Saving Toner

47

Manual Duplex Printing

48

N-Up Printing

50

Booklet Printing

51

First Page Printing

53

Scale Printing

54

Poster Printing

55

Printing Watermarks

56

Using Page Overlays

57

Creating a New Overlay

57

Using a Page Overlay

57

Setting Graphic Properties

59

Ch. 7 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER

61

Overview

61

Precautions

61

Internal Maintenance

61

Replacing the Toner Cartridge

62

Cleaning the Printer

63

Moving the Printer

64

Ch. 8 TROUBLESHOOTING

65

Overview

65

General Printing Problems

65

Error Messages

67

Operator Panel Error Messages

67

Print Quality Problems

69

Solving Print Quality Problems

69

Paper Jam Problems

73

Tips for Avoiding Paper Jams

73

Understanding the Paper Path

74

Clearing Paper Jams

75

Paper Jams in the Input Area

75

Paper Jams in the Engine Area

76

Paper Jams in the Output Area.

77

Paper Jams in the 550-sheet 2nd Cassette (Tray 3)78

Common Windows Problems

79

Common Macintosh Problems

79

Ch. 9 CUSTOMER SERVICE

81

Overview

81

Assistance Nearby

81

Help From Within Your Company

81

Help From Your Dealer

81

NEC Technical Support

81

How to Contact NEC

81

Ordering Supplies

82

NEC Warranty and Service

83

NEC Service Contracts

83

SuperScript 1400 Series Printer Limited Warranty83

Warranty Period

83

Warranty Coverage

83

Warranty Support

84

Obtaining Warranty Service

84

Limitation of Damages and Implied Warranties

84

Appendix A

 

PRINTER SPECIFICATIONS

85

Operating Specifications

85

Media Specifications

87

Guidelines

87

Appendix B

 

THE 550-sheet 2nd CASSETTE

91

Overview

91

Installing the

 

550-sheet 2nd Cassette (Tray 3)

91

Appendix C

 

THE STATUS MONITOR

95

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Appendix D

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

99

Laser Safety

99

CDRH Regulations

99

Ozone Emission

99

FCC Statement

100

Index

101

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

OVERVIEW

The fully-featured NEC SuperScript™ 1400 laser printer offers the best value today for dependable monochrome printing. It delivers high resolution results perfect for presentations and reports. The Manual Feed Tray, 270-sheet Cassette, and optional 550-sheet 2nd Cassette combine to hold 820 sheets of paper.

The SuperScript 1400 has been designed to support all major personal computer operating systems, including: Windows® 95/98, Windows 2000®, Windows NT® 4.0, and Mac OS 8.6x and above.

The following section reviews the features and options that will allow you to take full advantage of your SuperScript 1400’s capabilities.

note: The instructions in this guide assume that you are familiar with your computer configuration, and that your system is configured and operating properly.

SuperScript 1400 Highlights

Prints up to 12 pages per minute

Up to 1,200 dpi class resolution quality

Parallel and USB ports

Versatile paper handling for envelopes and labels

66MHz 64-bit PowerPC RISC processor

4 MB of RAM (set)

1-Year limited warranty with free telephone support

Free 2nd year limited warranty when you register your printer within 30 days (See details on page 82).

Added Paper Capacity

You can add the SuperScript 1400 Series optional 550-sheet 2nd Cassette to increase the printer’s productivity. This option expands your paper source and can adjust to hold 40 envelopes.

The SuperScript 1400 Laser Printer

The SuperScript 1400 Laser Printer with Optional 550-Sheet 2nd Cassette

1

System Requirements

Your SuperScript 1400 printer and software can operate using the following minimum system configurations.

Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0

486 or higher CPU

CD-ROM drive

5 MB of free hard disk space

16 MB or more of RAM

Macintosh Operating System

MacOS 8.6 and above

CD-ROM drive

Hardware Requirements

You need to provide the following additional hardware to set up and connect your printer.

IEEE 1284-compliant parallel cable, or

Certified USB cable

SUPERSCRIPT 1400 FEATURES

SuperScript 1400 printer features give you many ways to customize your print jobs. To take advantage of these features you need to become familiar with the SuperScript 1400 Series printer driver.

Printer Driver Features

Proof Sheets

This layout mode allows you to print out a reduced version of your document or booklet. It lets you view multiple pages at a glance and is accessible through the Layout Mode area of the Finishing tab in your Window’s driver.

Manual Duplex Printing

Duplex printing or “duplexing” allows you to manually print on both sides of the paper. You can use manual duplex printing two ways.

Choosing Long Edge lets you have the binding orientation along the long edge of the paper as in a magazine.

Choosing Short Edge lets you have the binding orientation along the short edge of the paper as in a calendar.

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Watermarks

ORIGINAL

With the watermark feature found in Window’s printer driver you can superimpose a line of text across your final output. Typical examples of watermarks are the words “Draft” or “Confidential.”

Scale to Paper Size

This feature allows you to scale your print job to any supported paper size regardless of the digital document size. This can be useful when you want to check the detail in a smaller formatted size document.

Status Monitor

The SuperScript Status Monitor keeps track of the connection between your PC and your printer. Printer status messages, such as “Paper Needed in Tray 1” show up on your screen. See Appendix C for more information on this useful feature.

Energy Saving

The SuperScript 1400 printer meets the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR ® Computers program for printers. The purpose of this program is to promote

the manufacturing and marketing of energy-efficient office automation equipment, thereby potentially reducing combustion-related pollution. (The Energy Star emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.) As an ENERGY STAR partner, NEC has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark.

INTRODUCTION

SuperScript 1400 Features

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CHAPTER 2

GETTING STARTED

OVERVIEW

This chapter tells you how to safely set up your printer and begin printing right away. Included are instructions for

Selecting a location and unpacking

Checking printer contents and identifying printer parts

Unpacking the standard 270-sheet Cassette

Installing the Toner Cartridge

Loading the 270-sheet Cassette

Connecting the printer to your computer

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

To protect yourself and your equipment from possible damage, always follow these precautions.

Protect the printer from dampness or spills.

Save the printer box and all packing materials that came with your printer in case you need to ship it later.

note: In order for this printer to work, it is very important to properly install the printer driver software after the printer is connected. See Chapter 3 for specific installation instructions for your operating system.

Keep printer vent unobstructed -allow 4” on left side

Do not block or cover the vent on the left side of the printer.

Unless otherwise indicated in this guide, do not attempt to repair or modify the printer yourself.

Read the installation instructions carefully before you plug in your printer, and follow all warnings.

After initial setup, keep this User’s Guide and SuperScript 1400 CD handy for future referencing.

The fuser area, under the Top and Back Covers is very hot. Let the printer cool before touching these areas.

WARNING! This printer is intended to be electrically grounded. It comes with a three-wire grounding plug. This plug will only fit a grounded AC outlet or power strip. This is a safety feature. Do not defeat the purpose of the grounding plug by removing the third pin.

SELECTING A LOCATION

Select a level, stable place with adequate space for air circulation and opening covers and trays. The area should be well ventilated and away from direct sunlight or sources of heat, cold, and humidity. See image below for clearance space. Do not set the printer close to the edge of your desk or table!

12”

13”

19”

For more details on printer

clearance see Appendix A,

 

“Printer Specifications.”

5

UNPACKING

Follow these steps to safely unpack the printer.

1.Open the top cover of the packing box and remove the QuickStart Guide (the SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD and ServiceXpress are included), the Toner Cartridge, and the Power Cord (A).

2.Carefully lift the printer out of the box. Use the hand grips on both sides of the printer as shown (B).

Unpacking the Printer

A

3.Make sure all items are included in your box (see the list on the next page).

4.Remove any packing tape from the printer.

5.Remove the 270-sheet Tray from the printer and peel off any packing tape (C).

Save the printer box and all packing materials that came with your SuperScript 1400 printer in case you need to ship it later.

B

Hand Grip

The front of the printer should be facing you when you lift it!

This printer weighs about 21 lbs.

C

note: Do not discard the box and

packing material.

 

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CHECKING PRINTER CONTENTS

Take a moment to verify that the following items were included in your printer box.

SuperScript 1400 Printer

270-sheet Cassette (already installed in printer)

QuickStart Guide

including NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD and ServiceXpress information

Power Cord

Toner Cartridge

If any items are missing or damaged, contact the store where you purchased the printer.

Not Included …

To connect your printer, you need to provide the proper cable.

Toner Cartridge

For local connection:

IEEE 1284-compliant Bidirectional Parallel Cable

QuickStart Guide

• SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD

• ServiceXpress information

Power Cord

note: Save the box and packing material.

For USB connection:

Certified USB Cable

STARTED GETTING

Checking Printer Contents

7

IDENTIFYING PRINTER PARTS

Use the illustrations on the facing page to identify standard parts for the SuperScript 1400.

Front View

Top Cover—provides access to the Toner Cartridge (also serves as the Main Output Tray).

Inside Label—contains the printer’s serial number necessary for warranty registration.

Main Output Tray—holds up to 250 printed sheets.

Operator Panel—has two control buttons and four indicator lights (LEDs).

Hand Grips—used for lifting printer.

Paper Level Indicator—a see through window showing paper level.

270-sheet Cassette—standard input tray. Referred to as

Tray 2 in the printer driver

Manual Feed Tray—drops open to allow you to feed various types of paper, envelopes, labels, or transparencies one at a time. Referred to as Tray 1

(Manual) in the printer driver.

Serial Number Label

Back View

Interface Panel—contains the Controller Board ports including a parallel port and a USB port.

Back Cover—acts as the Face-up Output Tray when opened out.

Power Cord Connector—for attaching the Power Cord.

Power Switch—for turning on and off the printer.

Side Vent—allows ventilation.

Back Internal View

Fuser Unit—uses heat and pressure to adhere the image to the paper.

Face-up Output Tray—receives heavier printed media.

Back Feed Roller—Feeds media to the Face-up Output Tray. Swings out to clear paper jams.

Model Number Label

•Technical Support and Service Numbers

• Part Numbers for Supplies Optional Equipment

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NEC SuperScript 1400 User Guide

Important Printer Parts

FRONT VIEW 1400 Model

FRONT VIEW with Optional 550-sheet 2nd Cassette

Main OutputTray

Top Cover

Manual FeedTray (Tray 1)

270-sheet Cassette (Tray 2)

Paper Level Indicator

BACK VIEW

Interface Panel

Back Cover

(Face-up Output

Tray)

Operator Panel

Hand Grip

550-sheet 2nd Cassette (Tray 3)

BACK INTERNAL VIEW

Fuser Unit

Face-up OutputTray

Side Vent

 

 

Power Switch

 

 

Power Cord

 

 

Connector

Warning Label

Back Feed Roller

 

STARTED GETTING

Identifying Printer Parts

9

INSTALLING THE TONER CARTRIDGE

1.Lift the Top Cover (A, B).

2.Remove the Toner Cartridge from its bag (C). Do not open the shutter or touch the shiny green material on the OPC unit located on the underside of the Toner Cartridge.

Caution! To prevent damage from light, keep the Toner Cartridge covered until you are ready to install it.

A B

D

F

E

3.Hold the cartridge horizontally and shake as shown about 10 times (D).

4.Rock Toner Cartridge forward and back several times (E) loosening and distributing any toner that may have settled during storage.

5.With the Toner Cartridge on a sturdy surface, pull the end of the sealing tape straight out (F).

6.Locate the cartridge slots on the inside of the printer (G).

C

G

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7.Notice that the slots on both sides are curved (H).

note: During installation the shutter that covers the green shiny material of the OPC unit will flip up on the front of the Cartridge Guide exposing the OPC unit to the inside of the printer.

H

J

8.Grasp the handle and gently guide the Toner Cartridge into the printer (I).

9.The Toner Cartridge will click into place (J).

10.Close the Top Cover (K).

I

K

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Installing the Toner Cartridge

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LOADING THE 270-SHEET CASSETTE

The 270-sheet Cassette (Tray 2) can hold up to 270 sheets of medium weight paper—letter size (U.S.), legal, folio or A4. See Appendix A, “Printer Specifications,” for a complete list of paper that can be used.

1.Pull the 270-sheet Cassette tray out of the printer (A).

2.Push down the metal plate in the bottom of tray (B).

3.Fan the paper (C).

4.Load paper print-side down (C).

5.Make sure the paper stack is flat and that it fits under the metal tab in the corner of the tray (D).

note: To adjust the tray for different paper sizes, see page 14.

A B C

note: The 270-sheet Cassette will be referred to asTray 2 in the printer driver.

Do not overfill the cassette!

C

D

Print-side down

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6.You can fill the tray up to the Paper Limit Line on the side of the tray (E).

7.Slide the tray back into the printer (F). Directions for adjusting the paper tray size are in the following section, “Changing Paper Sizes.”

E

Paper Limit Line

G

WARNING! When sliding the tray into the printer, do not place your hand on the tray opening in back. Place your hand on the top of the printer as shown below.

8.The Paper Level Indicator will show how much paper is left in the tray (G).

F

STARTED GETTING

 

 

 

Loading The 270-sheet Cassette

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CHANGING PAPER SIZES

Follow these directions if you need to change paper sizes in the 270-sheet cassette (Tray 2).

For Letter (US) or A4 Paper Sizes

1.To adjust for these paper sizes, pinch the tab on the Back Paper Guide (A).

2.Slide the Back Paper Guide so that the pointer matches the desired size indicated on the bottom of the tray.

3.Load the paper in the tray print-side down (B).

4.After loading media print-side down, pinch the Side Guide and slide it until it lightly touches the media (C).

A

B

Print-side down

 

note: The 270-sheet Cassette will be referred to asTray 2 in the printer driver.

Do not overfill the cassette!

C

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For Legal and Folio Paper Sizes

2.

Pinch the tab on the Back Paper Guide and slide it so that

1. To adjust for these different paper sizes, place the empty

 

the pointer matches the desired size indicated on the

cassette tray on a level surface. Push down on the tab

 

bottom of the tray (B).

marked with a “push” icon while extending the tray back

3.

Load the tray (C).

as far back as it will go (A).

4.

After loading media print-side down, pinch the Side

 

 

Guide and slide it until it lightly touches the media (D).

 

 

B

A

 

 

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C

Print-side down

Do not overfill the cassette!

D

note: The 270-sheet Cassette will be referred to asTray 2 in the printer driver.

Changing Paper Sizes

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CONNECTING THE PRINTER USING THE PARALLEL CABLE

To connect the SuperScript 1400 printer we recommend using an IEEE 1284-compliant bidirectional parallel cable that is no more than 6 feet in length.

1.Make sure the printer and the computer are turned OFF.

2.Plug the appropriate end of the parallel cable into the connector on the back of the printer. Fasten the clips at the end of the connector into the notches on the plug (A).

A

C

3.Plug the other end of the cable into the appropriate parallel connector on your computer (B).

4.Connect the Power Cord to the back of the printer. Plug the other end of the Power Cord into a properly grounded outlet (C).

note: Do not turn on your computer until you have successfully printed out a Configuration Sheet. Follow the directions on page 18.

B

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CONNECTING THE PRINTER USING THE USB CABLE

To connect the SuperScript 1400 printer we recommend using a certified USB cable.

note: Some operating systems do not support USB connection. See Chapter 3 “Installing the Software” for details. Windows 98 must have the driver installed to support USB printing.

1.Make sure the printer and the computer are turned off.

A

C

2.Plug the appropriate end of the USB cable into the connector on the back of the printer (A).

3.Plug the other end of the cable into the appropriate USB connector on your computer (B).

4.Connect the Power Cord to the rear of the printer. Plug the other end of the Power Cord into a properly grounded outlet (C).

note: Do not turn on your computer until you have successfully printed out a Configuration Sheet. Follow the directions on the next page.

B

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Connecting the Printer Using the USB Cable

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PRINTING A CONFIGURATION SHEET

You are now ready to print out a SuperScript 1400 Configuration Sheet. This page confirms that your printer is working properly. It contains information about your printer’s settings.

1.With your computer turned off, turn the printer power on (A). All the Operator Panel lights will cycle on.

2.When only the Ready light remains on, press and hold the Go/Continue button until the LED lights cycle 2 times (about 4 seconds) (B). When you release the button, a Configuration Sheet will print.

A

note: Printing a Configuration Sheet

may take up to 25 seconds. An example of

 

a Configuration Sheet is shown on the

 

following page.

B

Ready

NEC

SuperScript Demo Page

Go/Continue

Configuration Sheet

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CHAPTER 3

INSTALLING

THE SOFTWARE

OVERVIEW

Installing printer software from the SuperScript 1400 Series CD is quick and easy. You just need to insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive and follow the prompts on your screen. You can even view Quick Reference video clips with just a click of a button. Close all applications on your computer, then choose Easy Local Install or Custom Install. The SuperScript 1400 printer cannot take an internal Network Interface Card.

SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS

The NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD contains the following software for Windows users.

Quick Reference Videos

SuperScript 1400 Series Printer Driver

SuperScript 1400 Status Monitor (not available for Windows NT)

NEC USB printer port driver for Windows 98

Electronic version of the SuperScript 1400 User’s Guide

Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0

INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE

1.Place the “NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD” in your CD-ROM drive.

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Hardware Found dialog box appears during installation, clicking Cancel is the preferred action. If using Plug ‘N Play, the installation files are located at x:\SuperScript 1400\Your Operating System\1400 Series Printer Driver\PlugnPlay where x is the letter of your CDROM drive.

2.If the installer does not launch automatically, select Run from the Start menu (A) and type x:\Start.exe in the Open box (where x is your CD ROM drive letter) (B).

Then click OK.

A

B

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3.The NEC License Agreement will appear. Choose the appropriate response.

4.The opening screen appears and will prompt you to choose your printer model. Choose NEC SuperScript 1400.

5.You will be asked whether you want to install from the CD or from the Web server.

note: The advantage of installing from the Web is that you will be installing the very latest printer driver from NEC.The disadvantage is that the install may be interrupted or slowed down by your Internet provider.

6.Next you will be asked to choose between the following install options:

Easy Local Install: Use this if you have a parallel connection between your PC and the printer. The printer driver, Status Monitor, and electronic user’s guides will be automatically loaded on your PC.

Custom Install: Use this if you want to separately install items such as NEC Status Monitor or Acrobat Reader 4.0.

note: This screen may not appear on all versions of the installation software.

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SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS 95/98/

2000

The SuperScript 1400 software for Windows 95/98/2000 can be installed either by an Easy Local Install or by a Custom Install. The Easy Local Install will install the SuperScript 1400 Printer Driver, the Status Computer option, and the User’s Guide.

Installing Software for Windows 95/98/2000

Installing the SuperScript Series Printer Driver involves inserting the NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD into your computer and following the instructions displayed on the monitor.

To install printer software for Windows 95/98/2000:

1.Insert the NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD into your computer.

note: If the NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD Installer appears on the monitor shortly after the disk is inserted, go to Step 4, if not, go to Step 2.

2.From the desktop, double-click My Computer to open the My Computer window.

3.Double-click the NEC SuperScript 1400 icon to start the installer.

As an alternative, right mouse button click on NEC SuperScript 1400 then select Open or Autoplay to start the installer. If neither one of these methods work, double-click Start.exe which is located on the CD.

4.The NEC License Agreement will appear. Choose the appropriate response.

5.Choose SuperScript 1400, and choose Install.

6.Choose either Easy Local Install or Custom Install.

note: Windows 98 supports USB printing, but you must load the driver from the SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD when prompted by Windows 98 Plug ‘N Play.The USB driver is located at x:/USB/Windows98/NEC USB Printer Port where x is the letter of your CD-ROM drive. Windows 2000 has USB support already installed.

7.Follow the directions on the monitor.

Removing Printer Software

Use the following method to remove the SuperScript software from Windows 95/98/2000 computers.

To remove the printer driver:

1.Click the Windows Start button and select Programs.

2.Select NEC SuperScript 1400.

3.Select Uninstall NEC SuperScript 1400 to start the uninstall process.

To remove the Status Monitor driver:

1.Click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, then to NEC SuperScript 1400, and select NEC SuperScript 1400 Status Monitor Uninstaller. A confirmation message will appear.

2.Click Yes to begin removing the software from your computer.

SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS NT 4.0

Windows NT 4.0 can be installed either by an Easy Local Install or by a Custom Install. The Easy Local Install will install the SuperScript 1400 Series Printer Driver and the electronic 1400 User’s Guide.

note: Since Windows NT 4.0 does not support the NEC 1400 Status Monitor option, the only advantage to Custom Install would be if you don’t want to load the User’s Guide onto your hard drive.

Installing the Software

Installing the SuperScript Series Printer Driver involves inserting the SuperScript 1400 Series CD into your computer and following the instructions displayed on the monitor.

To install printer software for Windows NT 4.0:

1.Insert the SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD into your computer.

note: If the NEC SuperScript 1400 Series CD Installer appears on the monitor shortly after the disk is inserted, go to Step 4. If not, go to Step 2.

SOFTWARE THE INSTALLING

Software for Windows 95/98/2000

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2.From the desktop, double-click My Computer to open the My Computer window.

3.Double-click the NEC SuperScript 1400 icon to start the installer.

As an alternative, right mouse button click on NEC SuperScript 1400 then select Open or Autoplay to start the installer. If neither one of these methods work, double-click Start.exe which is located on the CD.

4.The NEC License Agreement will appear. Choose the appropriate response.

5.Choose SuperScript 1400, and choose Install.

6.Choose either Easy Local Install or Custom Install. note: Window NT 4.0 does not support USB printing.

7.Follow the directions on the monitor.

Removing Printer Software

To remove a printer driver from Windows NT 4.0:

1.Click the Windows Start button and select Programs.

2.Select NEC SuperScript 1400.

3.Select Uninstall NEC SuperScript 1400 to start the uninstall process.

SOFTWARE FOR THE MACINTOSH

This section describes the hardware and software requirements for Macintosh computers, and how to install the printer software.

Software Requirements

For Macintosh computers to connect to the printer, they must be running Mac OS 8.6 or higher.

Hardware Requirements

Hardware requirements are categorized into requirements for the Macintosh and requirements for the printer.

Macintosh Hardware Requirements

The hardware required by your Macintosh is a USB port.

Printer Hardware Requirements

The printer comes with a built-in USB port which can be used to connect the printer to the Macintosh.

Installing the Software

Software installation involves installing the SuperScript 1400 Printer Driver.

Installing the SuperScript 1400

The SuperScript 1400 is installed from the SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD.

To install the SuperScript 1400 Printer Driver:

1.Insert the NEC SuperScript 1400 Series Solutions CD into your Macintosh and the SuperScript 1400 window will appear.

2.Double-click the SuperScript 1400 Installer icon to begin installing the printer driver.

3.The NEC License Agreement will appear. Select the appropriate response.

4.Choose Easy Install (A) or Custom Install (B).

5.Follow the instructions presented on the monitor.

6.From the Apple menu, select Chooser.

A

B

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7.From the left pane of the Chooser window, select the

NEC 1400 Series icon and NEC 1400 Series will appear in the right pane of the window.

8.Close the Chooser window.

9.The NEC 1400 Series icon will be placed on your desktop.

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Software for the Macintosh

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CHAPTER 4

THE OPERATOR PANEL

OVERVIEW

This chapter describes how to interpret and use the SuperScript 1400’s Operator Panel. Most printer tasks can be accomplished through the printer driver software but in some cases it is more convenient to use the Operator Panel. For example, you can cancel a print job by simply pressing the Cancel button.

Signals from the Operator Panel lights, or LEDs, clearly display printer status.

OPERATOR PANEL BUTTONS

The printer has two buttons, Go/Continue and Cancel. Use these buttons to cancel a print job, reset the printer, print a Configuration Sheet, or clean internal printer parts.

The table on this page shows single button functionality.

The table on the next page shows double button functionality.

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SuperScript

 

 

Demo

 

Page

Error

Manual Feed

Paper

Ready

Cancel

Button

Go/Continue

Button

Button

Function

Cancel

When the printer is processing a print job,

you can press this button to cancel the print job. Pressing the Cancel button for 1 second will cause the printer to flush out all received data. The time it takes to cancel a job depends on the size of the print job.

When there is no print job in the printer, pressing the Cancel button has no effect.

Go/Continue

Press the Go/Continue button to resume printing as in a manual print job.

Use this button to print a Configuration Sheet. From the ready state, press and hold down the Go/Continue button You must press and hold the button (approximately 4 seconds) until all four LEDs blink two times, and then cycle.

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Buttons

Function

Factory Default Reset

During power-up, press and hold down the Go/ Continue and Cancel buttons simultaneously.

Press and hold the buttons approximately four seconds until all lights blink three times and cycle once, then release the buttons. The printer will revert to its factory default settings.

Internal Cleaning Sheet

To enable the internal cleaning process, press and hold down the Go/Continue and Cancel buttons simultaneously for about 4 seconds or until all four lights are blinking.

A one-page Internal Cleaning Sheet will print.

OPERATOR PANEL LIGHTS

The four lights, or LEDs, on the Operator Panel have the following functionality.

LED

Function

The Error LED (red light) indicates various error conditions affecting the printer.

The Manual Feed LED (amber light) indicates a manual feed job in the Manual Feed Tray.

The Paper LED (amber light) indicates the paper tray supply.

The Ready LED (green light) indicates whether the printer is online, offline, or in Energy Saving mode.

note: Both the Operator Panel and the on-screen Status Monitor, available in some circumstances, can show you printer status. For more information about the Status Monitor see page 92.

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Operator Panel Light Messages

The Operator Panel lights, or LEDs, indicate the status of your printer.

Light Status Legend

Light off

Light On

Light blinking

Mode

Message

Startup

The four LEDs cycle one after another at a three-second frequency.

Online

The Ready LED is on.

The printer is ready to print.

Energy Saving

The Ready LED blinks slowly at five-second intervals.

Mode

Message

Processing Job/Warming Up

The Ready LED blinks fast when the printer is printing a page or is receiving data.

The Ready LED also blinks fast when the printer is warming up.

Manual Feed

Both the Ready and Manual Feed LEDs are on.

The printer is ready to receive a manual feed job. Feed media into the Manual Feed Tray (Tray 1) and press the Go/Continue button to start printing.

Paper Out

The Paper LED is blinking.

Tray 2 or Tray 3 is empty.

Paper Out Manual Feed Tray

The Manual Feed LED is blinking.

The Manual Feed Tray (Tray 1) is empty.

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