Brother Digital Color Laser Printer HL3140CW user manual

User manual for the device Brother Digital Color Laser Printer HL3140CW

Device: Brother Digital Color Laser Printer HL3140CW
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Date of adding : 2014-04-02 12:35:41
Number of pages: 206
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User’s Guide
Brother Color Printer

HL-3140CW
HL-3150CDN
HL-3170CDW
For visually-impaired users
You can read this manual with Screen Reader ‘text-to-speech’ software.
You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the machine.
Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the machine. You can find a printed copy in the box.
Please read this User’s Guide thoroughly before you use the machine.
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support,

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User's Guides and where do I find them? Which Guide? What's in it? Where is it? Product Safety Guide Read this Guide first. Read the Safety Instructions Printed / In the Box before you set up your machine. See this Guide for trademarks and legal limitations. Quick Setup Guide Follow the instructions for setting up your machine Printed / In the Box and installing the drivers and software for the operating system and connection type you are using. User’s Guide Learn the print operations, how to

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Using the documentation Thank you for buying a Brother machine! Reading the documentation will help you make the most of your machine. Symbols and conventions used in the documentation The following symbols and conventions are used throughout the documentation. WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WARNING could result in death or serious injuries. IMPORTANT indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, IMPORTANT may result in damage

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Table of Contents 1 Printing Methods 1 About this Machine ....................................................................................................................................1 Front view and Back view....................................................................................................................1 Acceptable paper and other print media....................................................................................................2 Recommended paper and prin

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3 General Information 81 Control panel ...........................................................................................................................................81 Control panel overview......................................................................................................................81 LED indications..................................................................................................................................83 Machine status messages.....

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AAppendix 187 Machine specifications...........................................................................................................................187 General............................................................................................................................................187 Print media ......................................................................................................................................189 Printer.............................

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Printing Methods 1 1 1 About this Machine 1 Front view and Back view 1 2 1 5 8 9 10 11 3 4 7 6 1 Face-down output tray support flap (support flap) 2 Control panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 3 Manual feed slot cover 4 Paper tray 5 Face-down output tray 6 Manual Feed Slot 7 Top cover 8 Back cover (Face-up output tray when open) 9 AC power connector 10 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX (HL-3150CDN and HL-3170CDW) 11 USB port NOTE Most of the illustrations in this User’s Guide show the HL-3170CDW.

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Printing Methods Acceptable paper and other print media 1 1 Print quality may vary according to the type of paper you are using. You can use the following types of print media: plain paper, thin paper, thick paper, thicker paper, bond paper, recycled paper, labels, envelopes or Glossy paper (see Print media on page 189). For best results, follow the instructions below:  DO NOT put different types of paper in the paper tray at the same time because it may cause paper jams or misfeeds.  For c

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Printing Methods Paper capacity of the paper trays 1 Paper size Paper types No. of sheets 1 Paper Tray Letter, A4, Legal, B5 (JIS), Plain paper, Thin paper and up to 250 sheets (Tray 1) Executive, A5, Recycled paper 2 20 lb (80 g/m ) 1 A5 (Long Edge), A6, Folio Manual feed slot Width: 3.0 to 8.5 in. Plain paper, Thin paper, 1 sheet (76.2 to 216 mm) Thick paper, Thicker paper, 1 Envelope Bond paper, Recycled paper, Length: 4.57 to 14 in. Envelopes, Labels and (116 to 355.6 mm) Glossy Paper 1

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Printing Methods Handling and using special paper 1 The machine is designed to work well with most types of xerographic and bond paper. However, some paper 1 variables may have an effect on print quality or handling reliability. Always test samples of paper before purchasing to ensure desirable performance. Store paper in its original packaging and keep it sealed. Keep the paper flat and away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat. Some important guidelines when selecting paper are:  DO NO

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Printing Methods Envelopes 1 Most envelopes can be used with your machine. However, some envelopes may have feed and print-quality 1 problems because of the way they have been made. Envelopes should have edges with straight, well-creased folds. Envelopes should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy construction. Use only quality envelopes from a supplier who understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser machine. We recommend that you print a test envelope to make sure the prin

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Printing Methods • with each side folded as shown in figure below 1 If you use any of the types of envelopes listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage may not be covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement. Labels 1 Most labels can be used with your machine. Labels should have an adhesive that is acrylic-based since this material is more stable at the high temperatures in the fuser unit. Adhesives should not come in contact with any part of the machine, because

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Printing Methods Unprintable area when printing from a computer 1 The figures below show maximum unprintable areas. The unprintable areas may vary depending on the 1 paper size or settings in the application you are using. Usage Document Top (1) Left (2) 1 Size Bottom (3) Right (4) Print Letter 0.16 in. 0.16 in. (4.23 mm) (4.23 mm) A4 0.16 in. 0.16 in. 24 (4.23 mm) (4.23 mm) Legal 0.16in. 0.16 in. (4.23 mm) (4.23 mm) 3 7

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Printing Methods Loading paper 1 1 Loading paper and print media 1 The machine can feed paper from the standard paper tray or the manual feed slot. When you put paper into the paper tray, note the following:  If your application software supports paper size selection on the print menu, you can select it through the software. If your application software does not support it, you can set the paper size in the printer driver or by using the control panel keys. Loading paper in the standard pape

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Printing Methods b While pressing the green paper-guide release levers (1), slide the paper guides to fit the paper you are loading in the tray. Make sure that the guides are firmly in the slots. 1 1 c Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds. 9

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Printing Methods d Put paper in the tray and make sure:  The paper is below the maximum paper mark ( ) (1). 1 Over filling the paper tray will cause paper jams.  The side to be printed on is face down.  The paper guides touch the sides of the paper so it will feed correctly. 1 e Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Make sure that it is completely inserted into the machine. f Lift up the support flap (1) to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray, or remove each

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Printing Methods g Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.  Paper Size 1 A4 Letter Legal Executive A5 B5 JIS B5 Folio A5 Long Edge A6 For the acceptable paper sizes, see Type and size of paper on page 2.  Media Type Plain Paper Thin Paper Recycled Paper  Paper Source Tray1 For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2. NOTE The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version. h Send the

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Printing Methods Loading paper in the Manual feed slot 1 (For the recommended paper to use, see Acceptable paper and other print media on page 2.) 1 NOTE The machine turns on the Manual Feed mode when you put paper in the manual feed slot. Printing on plain paper, thin paper, recycled paper or bond paper from the Manual feed slot 1 a Lift up the support flap (1) to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray, or remove each page as soon as it comes out of the machine. 1 b Open

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Printing Methods c Use both hands to slide the manual feed slot paper guides to the width of the paper that you are going to use. 1 d Use both hands to push one sheet of paper firmly into the manual feed slot until the top edge of the paper presses against the paper feed rollers. Continue pressing the paper against the rollers for about two seconds, or until the machine grabs the paper and pulls it in further. NOTE • If the error message Jam Inside appears on the LCD, the machine cannot

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Printing Methods e Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.  Paper Size 1 Width: 3.0 to 8.5 in. (76.2 to 216 mm) Length: 4.57 to 14 in. (116 to 355.6 mm) 1 Customized paper size 1 ® Define your original paper size by choosing User Defined... in Windows printer driver, PostScript Custom Page Size in BR-Script ® printer driver for Windows , or Manage Custom Sizes... in Macintosh printer drivers. For the acceptable paper sizes, see Type and size of paper on p


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