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    							B4400/B4600 User’s Guide – Interfaces > 51
    Your printer is equipped with a selection of data interfaces:
    1. Parallel – For direct connection to a PC. This port 
    requires a bi-directional (IEEE 1284 compliant) parallel 
    2. USB – For connection to a PC running Windows 98 or 
    above (not Windows 95 upgraded to Windows 98) or 
    Macintosh. This port requires a cable conforming to USB 
    version 2.0 or above.
    The operation of a printer is not assured if a USB 
    compatible device is connected concurrently with other 
    USB-compatible machines.
    When connecting multiple printers of the same type, they 
    appear as *****, ***** (2), ***** (3), etc. These 
    numbers depend on the order of connecting or turning on 
    each printer.
    3. Serial – for direct connection to a device that uses serial 
    printing (available as an option).
    4. Ethernet – For network cable connection. This port is 
    standard on the B4400n, B4600n and B4600nPS and 
    optional on the B4400, B4600, B4600PS.
    If you are connecting your printer directly to a stand alone 
    computer proceed to the chapter entitled “Printer Drivers”.
    If your printer is to be installed as a network printer, please refer 
    to the relevant section in the User’s Guide for the network 
    interface card for further details on how to configure the network 
    connection before installing the printer drivers.
    >It is not recommended that you connect serial/USB and 
    parallel cables to the printer simultaneously.
    >Interface cables are not supplied with your printer.
    Administrator’s authority is required when installing a 
    network connection.
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    This chapter describes how to install a printer driver on two types 
    of operating system – Windows and Macintosh.
    The printer drivers are all contained on the printer driver CD-ROM 
    (CD1). Please refer to the readme file on this CD for the latest 
    information on printer driver installation.
    1.With Windows running, insert the printer driver CD-ROM 
    (CD1) into your CD-ROM drive.
    2.If the CD does not run automatically, use Start > Run... 
    and enter E:\setup (where E is your CD-ROM drive) in the 
    Open field.
    3.Click on OK.
    4.Select your printer model.
    5.Click on Driver Installation > Install Printer Driver and 
    follow the on-screen prompts to complete your printer 
    driver installation.
    6.For the B4400, B4400n only, once the driver has been 
    installed, the Status Monitor is then automatically 
    7.For the B4600, B4600n, B4600PS, B4600nPS, once the 
    driver has been installed, the operator panel language 
    switching utility will run automatically. Choose your 
    preferred operating language.
    Certain options may have been installed in your printer. For those 
    that are installed, check that they appear enabled on the Menu 
    Map (See “Confirming current settings” in “Operator panels”.) 
    Take time to note the facilities available on the CD. For 
    example, the Help facility briefly describes each of the 
    Software Utilities.
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    Ensure that your options are set up in the printer driver(s) by 
    making the appropriate settings on the Device Options tab (PCL 
    emulation) and/or Device Settings tab (PS emulation) described 
    in the chapter entitled “Operation”.
    Please refer to the readme file on CD1 for details on installing the 
    appropriate Macintosh drivers.
    Ensure that any installed options are enabled in the printer 
    The B4400, B4400n, B4600, B4600n models allow you to use a 
    PCL Mac driver. 
    The B4600PS, B4600nPS models must always use a PS driver on 
    Macintosh operating systems.
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    This chapter provides a broad outline of how to operate your 
    printer from either a Windows or a Macintosh environment. In the 
    former, while PCL emulation is available on all printer models, PS 
    emulation is standard only on the B4600nPS model and is 
    optional on the B4600 and B4600n models.
    The operator panel controlled menus and Status Monitor 
    controlled menus (described in the chapter entitled “Operator 
    panels”) provide access to many options.
    The Windows printer driver also contains settings for many of 
    these items. Where items in the printer driver are the same as 
    those in the operator panel and Status Monitor menus, and you 
    print documents from Windows, the settings in the Windows 
    printer driver will override those settings in the operator panel 
    and Status Monitor menus.
    When you choose to print your document from a Windows 
    application program a Print dialogue box appears. This dialogue 
    usually specifies the name of the printer on which you will print 
    your document. Next to the printer name is a Properties button.
    When you click Properties a new window opens which contains 
    a short list of the printer settings available in the driver, which 
    you can choose for this document. The settings available from 
    within your application are only those which you may want to 
    change for specific applications or documents. Settings you 
    change here will usually only last for as long as the particular 
    application program is running.
    The illustrations in this guide relate to Windows 2000 PCL and 
    PS emulations – other operating system windows may appear 
    slightly different but the principles are the same.
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    The tabs available are the Setup Tab, the Job Options Tab and 
    the Image Tab.
    Setup Tab.
    1.Paper size should be the same as the page size of your 
    document (unless you wish to scale the printout to fit 
    another size), and should also be the same as the size of 
    paper you will feed into the printer.
    2.You can choose the source of the paper to feed, which 
    may be Tray 1 (the standard paper tray), Manual Feed 
    Tray, Tray 2 (if you have the optional second paper tray 
    installed) or the optional Multi Purpose feeder. You can 
    also click on the appropriate part of the screen graphic to 
    select your preferred tray.
    If you select manual, the Weight selection box becomes 
    visible. You can leave the setting at Printer Setting or 
    select as required.
    3.A variety of document finishing options can be selected, 
    such as normal one page per sheet, or N-up (where N can 
    be 2 or 4) for printing scaled down pages at more than 
    one page per sheet.
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    4.Under Manual 2-sided Printing, you can choose to print on 
    one side of a sheet only or to use 2-sided printing (duplex 
    printing). Your printer allows you to carry out manual 
    duplex printing, meaning you must pass the paper 
    through the printer twice. For more information, see “2-
    sided printing (Windows only)” on page 69. The Duplex 
    Help button also offers guidelines on how to carry out 
    manual duplex printing.
    5.If you have changed some printing preferences before and 
    saved them as a set, you can recall them to avoid having 
    to set them individually each time you need them.
    6.A single on-screen button restores the default settings.
    Job Options tab
    1.The output resolution of the printed page can be set as 
    >The ProQ1200 setting prints at 2400 x 600dpi. This 
    setting requires the most printer memory and takes the 
    longest to print. Your printed pages can be scaled to fit 
    larger or smaller stationery. It is the best option for 
    printing photographs.
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    >The Fine/Detail setting prints at 1200 x 600dpi is the 
    best option for printing vector objects such as graphics 
    and text. 
    >The Normal setting prints at 600 x 600dpi and is 
    suitable for most printing jobs.
    >The Draft setting prints at 300 x 300dpi and is suitable 
    for printing draft documents that contain mainly text. 
    You can select Toner Saving to save toner for some 
    print jobs.
    2.Page orientation can be set to either portrait (tall) or 
    landscape (wide). Both views can be rotated by 180 
    3.You can print watermark text behind the main page 
    image. This is useful for marking documents as draft, 
    confidential, etc.
    If you would like to print on special stationery, such as 
    forms and letterhead, but do not want to use pre-printed 
    stationery, you can create your own using Overlays. For 
    more information on “Overlays and Macros (Windows 
    only)” on page 71. The Overlays button also offers 
    guidelines on how to carry out manual duplex printing.
    4.In Raster (bitmap) mode, processing of the page image is 
    done in the computer leaving little processing for the 
    printer to do, although the file size may be large. In 
    Vector mode, file sizes may be smaller and so 
    transmission over a network, for example, may be faster. 
    These effects are more pronounced for graphics printing 
    than for text printing.
    5.You can select up to 999 copies to print consecutively, 
    although you will need to top up the paper tray during 
    such a long print run.
    6.Your printed pages can be scaled to fit larger or smaller 
    stationery, within a range of 25% to 400% of the original 
    7.A single on-screen button restores the default settings.
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    Image tab
    1.Dithering produces an intermediate greyscale by adjusting 
    the combination of dots used in printing. Selecting a 
    setting determines the degree of detail with which a 
    graphics image will be printed. Mesh determines that a 
    screen of dots is used for dithering while Line Art 
    determines that an array of lines is used for dithering.
    2.Select dithering texture by setting the size of dots used in 
    the halftone screen.
    3.Set this control to print greyscale effects in black without 
    dithering. Select the check-box to disable greyscale 
    printing or de-select the check-box to enable greyscale 
    4.You can manually adjust lightness (the higher the setting 
    the lighter the print) and contrast (the higher the setting 
    the greater the contrast).
    PS emulation
    The tabs available are the Layout Tab, the Paper/Quality Tab 
    and the Job Options Tab.
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    Layout tab
    1.Page orientation can be set to portrait (tall), landscape 
    (wide) or landscape rotated by 180 degrees.
    2.Printed page order can be set as front to back or back to 
    front of the document.
    3.Set the number of pages to be printed on a single sheet.
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    4.Click the Advanced button to be able to set further 
    document options as follows:
    1.Select the required printed paper size.
    2.You can substitute another font for TrueType Font.
    3.You can set other document options as required, including 
    PostScript options and printer features.
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