KONICA MINOLTA magicolor2300W Utilities and Documentation CD-ROM ============================================================ I. INTRODUCTION This readme file contains special information relating to the following items: - Application Notes - Configuration - Connectivity - Error Messages - Printer Driver - Status Display ============================================================ II. APPLICATION NOTES 1. Acrobat 5--If you cannot print a PDF file in Acrobat 5, try printing it in Acrobat 4. 2. CorelDRAW--When printing a file to letter-size media, select Fit to Paper in the Output Paper Size section on the printer driver's Paper tab. If you do not select Fit to Paper, the image will be cut off on one side. 3. DOS--The DOS copy and print commands are not supported. 4. Excel--When previewing (Print Preview) and printing worksheets and charts, patterns applied to drawing objects and AutoShapes may look and print differently than identical patterns applied to other objects, such as worksheet cells and chart series. 5. Word--When you open an existing Word document, Word passes its default media size on to the printer driver rather than using the media size specified for the document. Therefore, if you want to scale a document defined for one media size to print on another media size, use the following procedure: i. In Word go to File/Page Setup and check the media size. ii. In Word go to File/Print and choose the printer's Properties button. iii. On the printer driver's Paper tab, identify the Original Document Size (the size media installed in the tray), and then select Fit to Paper. 6. Notepad (Windows 2000/XP)--To print multiple copies of a file, use the Number of Copies setting on the File/Print/General tab, not the Copies setting on the File/Print/Paper tab. ============================================================ III. CONFIGURATION 1. Defaults--After restoring printer configuration settings to their factory defaults, you must restart the printer. ============================================================ IV. CONNECTIVITY 1. Parallel--For best printing performance through the parallel port, use the ECP port setting. ============================================================ V. ERROR MESSAGES 1. Fatal Error Code: 16H--If this error message displays, first check for proper installation of the transfer belt. Once you have confirmed that it is installed correctly, if the error message continues to display, call for service. 2. Media Jam--Be sure to empty the printer's output tray regularly, especially if you print lengthy jobs. If the output tray fills up (approximately 500 sheets of media), the message window displays a media jam message, and printing stops. ============================================================ VI. PRINTER DRIVER 1. Collation--In order to collate multiple copies of a duplex print job with Booklet Left Binding or Booklet Right Binding selected as the Duplex/Booklet option on the printer driver's Setup tab, select collation in the printer driver only. Do not select collation in the application. This will cause the pages to print out of order. 2. Color matching--The Color Matching and Line Art options (printer driver's Quality tab) are not compatible. If Color Matching is enabled, you cannot print at 1200 x 600 Line Art resolution. Conversely, if Line Art is enabled, Color Matching is automatically disabled. 3. Color profiles--During installation, ICC profiles are automatically installed in both the Color and Windows/system32/spool/drivers/32x86/3/ directories. 4. Defaults--Whenever you install an option in the printer driver (Device Options Setting tab), all printer driver configuration settings are automatically reset to their default settings. 5. Installation (USB)--Due to a Windows limitation, you are required to specify the location of the printer driver twice. 6. Installation (Windows XP)--Due to a Windows limitation, when a second magicolor2300W printer driver is installed, the printer name in the Printers folder is identified as (Copy 1) rather than (Copy 2). 7. Installation (Windows 2000)--If the printer driver is installed by Plug and Play under Windows 2000, the installer may try to install files for Windows XP. This does not cause a problem since the files for Windows 2000 and Windows XP are identical. 8. Installation--Do not use Plug-and-Play or the Windows Add Printer Wizard. You must use the CD-ROM Installer in order to correctry install all necessary printer drivers and utilities. 9. Installation--Printer name have to be input by 48 or less characters on Printer name dialog. 10. Original Document Size--Certain applications may allow you to select an unsupported media size (such as A3) in the Original Document Size list box on the printer driver's Paper tab. However, if you do select an unsupported media size, the file will not print. 11. Overlays--When editing an existing form overlay or creating a new form overlay (Edit Form Overlay button on the printer driver's Paper tab), if you specify the name of an existing form overlay, the new overlay settings overwrite the old settings without asking for confirmation. 12. Overlays--Overlay files are created as color documents. Therefore, even if you select monochrome printing (B/W on the printer driver's Quality tab), the overlay prints in color. If you want a monochrome overlay file, you must create it yourself and save it as an overlay file (Edit Form Overlay button on the printer driver's Paper tab). 13. Overlays--Overlay files must be printed at the same resolution at which they were created. In other words, if you create an overlay file at 600 dpi, any documents with which you use this overlay should also be printed at 600 dpi. If you print the overlay at a different resolution, it is automatically resized and, therefore, placed incorrectly on the printed pages. 14. Overlays--Overlay files must be printed at the same Original Document Size at which they were created. If you try to use an overlay file created with at a different size, the file will not print. 15. Overlays--Overlay files (*.prn) must be created with the magicolor2300W. If you use an overlay file created with another driver (such as magicolor 2300 DL), the file will not print. 16. Overlays--Printing a file with an overlay uses twice the virtual memory of regular printing. Therefore, it is recommended that you increase your PC's virtual memory. 17. Print Speed (Windows XP)--Under Windows XP, monochrome printing may be reduced to 4 ppm just after driver installation. Restart the PC to fix this issue. 18. Sharing--If you uninstall a printer driver for a shared printer under Windows Me/98 and then reinstall the printer driver, the new printer driver is automatically shared. If you do not want to share this printer driver, you must go in and manually unshare it. 19. Uninstallation--If you uninstall the printer driver, you must restart the PC to complete the uninstallation. Otherwise, some files are locked by the Windows operating system and therefore cannot be deleted. ============================================================ VII. STATUS DISPLAY 1. Connectivity--The Status Display supports only local ports (Parallel and USB), not Ethernet ports. 2. Printer name change--When the name of a printer is changed, in order to work the Status Display correctly, you have to re-start PC. 3. Error message--The Status Display always looks for the default printer. Therefore, if the printer is not set up as the default printer, you receive a "Printer not attached" error message even if the printer is connected and turned on. 4. Printer icon--When you install the printer driver and utilities using setup.exe, the Status Display icon displays momentarily on the taskbar during installation. 5. Printer Status refresh rate--When a large print job is being printed, Printer Status may not be refreshed until the print job has finished. 6. Toner replacement--Before physically replacing a toner cartridge, you must use the Printer/Toner Replace... command in the Status Display to specify which color toner cartridge will be replaced. This command prepares the printer for toner replacement by safely rotating the toner carousel. DO NOT attempt to replace a toner cartridge before using this command. ============================================================ TRADEMARKS KONICA MINOLTA is a trademark or a registered trademark of KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC. magicolor is a trademark or a registered trademark of KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. All rights reserved.Download Driver Pack
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