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TM Z700 Series Color Jetprinter TM P700 Series Photo Jetprinter TM User's Guide for Windows • Setup troubleshooting A checklist to find solutions to common setup problems . • Printer overview Learn about the printer parts and the printer software . • Printing ideas How to print several projects on various types of paper . • Maintenance Caring for your cartridges and ordering supplies . • General troubleshooting Error messages , print quality problems , paper jams , and much more . January2003
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Edition : January 2003 The following paragraph does not apply to any country where such provisions are inconsistent with local law : LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL , INC . , PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION " AS IS " WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND , EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED , INCLUDING , BUT NOT LIMITED TO , THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE . Some states do not allow disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain transactions ; therefore , this statement may not apply to you . This publication could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors . Changes are periodically made to the information herein ; these changes will be incorporated in later editions . Improvements or changes in the products or the programs described may be made at any time . Comments about this publication may be addressed to Lexmark International , Inc . , Department F95 / 032 - 2,740 West New CircIe Road , Lexington , Kentucky 40550 , U . S . A . In the United Kingdom and Eire , send to Lexmark International Ltd . , Marketing and Services Department , Westhorpe House , Westhorpe , Madow Bucks SL7 3RQ . Lexmark may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you . You can purchase additional copies of publications related to this product by calling 1 - 800 - 553 - 9727 . In the United Kingdom and Eire , call + 44 ( 0 ) 8704 440 044 . In other countries , contact your point of purchase . References inthis publication to products , programs , or services do not imply that the manufacturer intends to make these available in all countries in which it operates . Any reference to a product , program , or service is not intended to state or imply that only that product , program , or service may be used . Any functionally equivalent product , program , or service that does not infringe any existing intellectual property right may be used instead . EvaIuation and verification of operation in conjunction with other products , programs , or services , except those expressly designated by the manufacturer , are the user's responsibility . Lexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International , Inc . , registered in the United States and / or other countries . Color Jetprinter and Photo Jetprinter are trademarks of Lexmark International , Inc . Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners . © 2003 Lexmark International , Inc , All rights reserved . UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This software and any accompanying documentation provided under this agreement are commercial computer software and documentation developed exclusively at private expense . 2
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Contents Chapter 1 - Printer overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Understanding the printer parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Using memory cards ( Lexmark P700 Series only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Using the printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Using the paper type sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Chapter 2 : Printing ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Printing on plain paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Printing on premium or coated paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Printing on both sides of a sheet of paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Printing Printing envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Printing color images in black and white . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 a booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Printing labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Printing handouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Printing Printing a poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 iron - on transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Printing Printing transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Printing your document in reverse order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 a banner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Printing Printing on custom size paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Chapter 3 : Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Replacing the print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Aligning the print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Improving print quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Contents 3
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Preserving the print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ordering supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Chapter 4 : Setup troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Troubleshooting checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Solving printer software installation problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Chapter 5 : General troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Solving network printing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Understanding error messages and flashing lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Resolving unsuccessful or slow printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Clearing paper misfeeds or jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Solving print quality problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Solving specialty media problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Contents 4
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Printer overview Understanding the prin ter parts Lexmark TM Z700 Series Color Jetprinter TM USB cable connector Paper support Power supply connector Paper guide _ _ and release tab Front " _ Paper Feed button Power button Paper exit tray Printer overview 5
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Lexmark P700 Series Photo Jetprinter TM Power supply connector USB cable connector Paper support Paper guide ' _ and release tab Paper Feed button Front cover Power button Memory card slots USB card reader Paper exit tray The following table describes each part . Front cover • Install or change print cartridges . • Clear paper jams . Memory card slots Access your photos . Paper exit tray Stack paper after printing . Understanding the printer parts 6
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Paper Feed button • Eject paper from the printer . • Check the printer status . For more information , see " Understanding error messages and flashing lights " on page 55 . Paper guide and Make sure paper feeds correctly into the printer . release tab Paper support Keep paper straight in the sheet feeder . Power button • Turn the printer on or off . • Check the printer status . For more information , see " Understanding error messages and flashing lights " on page 55 . Power supply connector Supply power to the printer . USB cable connector Connect the printer to the computer . USB card reader Transfer data from a memory card to your computer . Using memory cards ( Lexmark P700 Series only ) Most digital cameras use a memory card to store photos . You can insert the memory card into your printer and print your photos or save them on your computer . Inserting a memory card Your printer supports the following digital media : • CompactFlash Type I and Type II • IBM Microdrive • Secure Digital • MultiMedia Card • Memory Stick • SmartMedia Using memory cards ( Lexmark P700 Series only ) 7
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The USB card reader on your printer has four slots to accommodate these media . This illustration shows you where to insert each of the supported memory cards . CompactFlash Type II , IBM Microdrive Secure Di MultiMedia Card " Memory Stick Before you insert your memory card , consider the following information : • Insert only one memory card at a time . • A small light on top of the card reader comes on once your card is properly installed . CompactFlash Type I and II The name label faces toward the printer . IBM Microdrive Memory Stick The gold contact area faces away from the printer . Secure Digital MultiMedia Card SmartMedia The gold contact area faces toward the printer . Using the printer software Your printer software works with your operating system to print documents with superior results . This software has two parts : the Printer driver and the Lexmark Solution Center . Using the printer software 8
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Printer driver You can change your printer settings in the printer driver . To print a typical document on plain paper , you do not need to change your printer settings . When you install the printer software , the Print Properties are set to these default settings : • Paper Type : Use Printer Sensor • Quality / Speed : Automatic ° Paper Size : A4 or Letter ° Orientation : Portrait ° Layout : Normal For more information about the printer settings for different types of print jobs , see " Printing ideas " on page 13 . Customizing the settings for your document 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 From the Quality / Copies tab , select a print quality setting . 4 From the Paper Setup tab , select a paper type and size setting . 5 From the Print Layout tab , change the layout of your document . Using the printer software 9
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6 Click OK to apply your settings . Quality / Copies tab Paper Type • Use printer sensor when you want the paper type sensor to detect the paper in your printer . • Use my choice when you want to select the paper type . Quality / Speed • Automatic when you want the printer to select the correct print quality for the detected paper type . • Quick Print when you want to print documents quickly , but with reduced print quality . • Normal when you want to print most documents on plain paper . • Better when you want to print photos and documents containing graphics on coated or glossy paper . • Best when you want to print crisp photos and high resolution graphics , but with reduced speeds . Multiple Copies • Collate Copies if you want to print more than one copy of a document . This option prints all the pages of the first copy , and then all the pages of the second copy , and so on . • Print Last Page First if you want to print the pages in reverse order . • The number of copies you want to print . Print Color Images in Black and White to save the ink in your color cartridge . Note : This option is not available if a black cartridge is not installed . Paper Setup tab Paper Size Paper , Envelope , Banner , or Borderless , and then select the size specific to your paper type . If your paper size is not listed , select Custom Size . For help , see page 41 . Orientation Portrait or Landscape . Print Layout tab Layout Normal , Banner , Mirror , N - up , Poster , or Booklet . Duplexing • Two - Sided to print your document on both sides of the page . • Side Flip or Top Flip to set which way the pages of your finished documents turn . Note : If you select Side Flip , the pages of your document turn like the pages of a magazine . If you select Top Flip , the pages turn like the pages of a legal pad . Using the printer software 10
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Lexmark Solution Center The Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series Solution Center ( LSC ) is a guide you can refer to for printer help . There are two ways to open the LSC : • Click Start I , Programs _ Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series _ Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series Solution Center . • Double - click the Lexmark Z700 - PT00 Series Solution Center desktop icon . The following table describes the LSC tabs : How To • Receive printer information . • Receive basic printing tips . • Receive printing project information . Troubleshooting • View tips for your printer status . • View common troubleshooting topics . Maintenance • Install a print cartridge . • View information about how to purchase new cartridges . • Clean the print cartridge nozzles . • Align the cartridges . • Solve other problems . Note : Do not click this tab while a job is in progress . Using the printer software 11
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Contact Information • View information about ordering supplies . • Receive contact information for Lexmark Customer Support . • Register your printer . • Receive a printer software update . • Find out about special offers . Advanced • Change printing status appearance options . • Download the latest software files from the World Wide Web . Using the paper type sensor Your printer has a paper type sensor that detects these paper types : • Plain paper • Transparencies • Coated paper • Glossy / Photo paper If you want the printer to select your paper type : 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Quality / Copies tab . 4 From the Paper Type area , select Use printer sensor . Note : Your printer can detect the type of paper you are using ; it cannot detect the paper size . If you want to turn the paper type sensor off and select your paper type : 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Quality / Copies tab . 4 From the Paper Type area , select Use my choice . Using the paper type sensor 12
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Printing ideas Printing on plain paper You can load up to 100 sheets of plain paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Step 1 : Load the paper Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . b / • Do not force the paper into the printer . ° Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Printing ideas 13
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Step 2 : Customize the print settings If you are using plain A4 or letter size paper , and you want to print with normal print quality , you do not need to adjust the settings . If you are using specialty media , follow the steps for your paper type . Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . Printing photos For the best photo printing results , we recommend you use : • The photo software included with your printer . ° A photo cartridge . For more information on cartridges , see page 43 . ° Photo paper . Note : You may want to print on plain paper before loading your photo paper and changing your settings . To print on photo cards , see page 19 . If you want to print a borderless photo using another software program , you may need to manually adjust settings such as : • Paper size • Page margins • Image size Refer to your other software program's documentation for more information . Step 1 : Load the photo paper ° For best results , use photo paper that is made for inkjet printers . You can also use coated or glossy paper . You can load up to 25 sheets at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . ° If your paper includes instructions , read them carefully . Printing photos 14
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Load the photo paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . • Make sure the glossy or coated side is facing you . ° Do not force the paper into the printer . • Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the photo paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select : - Borderless if you want to print a borderless photo . The size of the paper you are using and the size of the photo you want to print must be the same . - Paper if you do not want the printer to print to the edges of the paper . Printing photos 15
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c From the Paper Size menu , select the correct size . For more information about printing on custom size paper , see page 41 . 4 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your photos Click OK . Note : To prevent smudging , remove each photo as it exits the printer , and then let it dry before stacking . Printing on premium or coated paper You can load up to 100 sheets of premium paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Step 1 : Load the premium paper If your paper includes instructions , read them carefully . Load the premium paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . b / If there is a special mark on the paper , make sure the mark is facing away from you . Do not force the paper into the printer . Printing on premium or coated paper 16
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• Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File ) Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select Paper . c From the Paper Size menu , select the correct size . For more information about printing on custom size paper , see page 41 . 4 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . Note : The paper exit tray holds up to 50 sheets of premium paper . If you want to print more than 50 pages , remove the first 50 sheets from the paper exit tray before you continue printing . Printing on both sides of a sheet of paper You can conserve paper by printing on both sides . Load up to 100 sheets of paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Printing on both sides of a sheet of paper 17
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Step 1 : Load the paper Note : For the best print quality , use a heavier weight paper . Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . • Do not force the paper into the printer . • Make sure the print side is facing you . • Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Print on both sides of the page : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Duptexing area , select Two - Sided . Printing on both sides of a sheet of paper 18
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c Select Side Flip or Top Flip . If you select Side Flip , the pages of your document turn like the pages of a magazine . If you select Top Flip , the pages turn like the pages of a legal pad . 4 Further customize your document following the steps for your paper type . 5 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . The odd - numbered pages print first , along with a reloading instruction page . When the odd - numbered pages finish printing , the printer software prompts you to reload the paper . 1 Load the stack of paper and reloading instruction page with the printed side facing away from you and the arrows pointing down into the paper support . 2 Click Continue Printing . The even - numbered pages print . If you do not want to print the reloading instruction page : 1 From the Print Properties dialog box , click Options _ Style Options . 2 Clear the Print Instruction page to assist in reloading check box . 3 Click OK . Printing cards You can toad up to 25 greeting cards , index cards , photo cards , or postcards at a time , depending on the thickness of the cards . Printing cards 19
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Step 1 : Load the cards • If your cards include instructions , read them carefully . • Load the cards vertically against the right side of the paper support . / / / / ° Make sure the print side is facing you . • Do not force the cards into the printer . • Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the cards . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File ) Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select : Printing cards 2O
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- Borderless if you want to print a borderless photo . The size of the paper you are using and the size of the photo you want to print must be the same . - Paper if you do not want the printer to print to the edges of the paper . c From the Paper Size menu , select the correct size . For more information about printing on custom size paper , see page 41 . 4 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your cards Click OK . Printing envelopes You can load up to 10 envelopes at a time , depending on the thickness of the envelopes . Step 1 : Load the envelopes Note : Do not use envelopes with holes , windows , deep embossing , metal clasps , string ties , or folding bars . • Load the envelopes vertically against the right side of the paper support . / ! / • Make sure the print side is facing you . ° Make sure the stamp location is in the upper left corner . ° Do not force the envelopes into the printer . Printing envelopes 21
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• Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the envelopes . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select an envelope size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select Envelope . c From the Envelope Size menu , select the correct size . For more information about printing on custom size paper , see page 41 . 4 Select the orientation : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Orientation area , select Landscape . 5 Click OK . Note : Many software programs are designed to override the settings in Paper Setup . Make sure landscape orientation is selected in your software program . Step 3 : Print your envelopes Click OK . Note : The paper exit tray holds up to 10 envelopes . If you want to print more than 10 envelopes , remove the first 10 from the paper exit tray before the others print . Printing envelopes 22
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Printing color images in black and white You can load up to 100 sheets of paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Printing color images in black helps to conserve ink in your color print cartridge . Step 1 : Load the paper Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . / • Make sure the print side is facing you . • Do not force the paper into the printer . • Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . Printing color images in black and white 23
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3 To print color images in black and white : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Quality / Copies tab . b Select Print Color Images in Black and White . 4 Further customize your document following the steps for your paper type . 5 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . Note : The paper exit tray holds up to 50 sheets of plain paper . If you want to print more , remove the first 50 sheets from the paper exit tray before the others print . Printing a booklet You can print and bundle your document to make a booklet . You can load up to 100 sheets of paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Step 1 : Load the paper Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . , t _ " t • Make sure the print side is facing you . • Do not force the paper into the printer . Printing a booklet 24
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• Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select Paper . c From the Paper Size menu , select A4 or Letter . 4 Select a print layout : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Layout area , select Booklet . 5 Enter the number of sheets per bundle . Note : A bundle is a group of pages that are folded in half and stacked before binding . Very thick bundles may not fold well , so if you are printing with thick paper , use fewer printed sheets per bundle . a From the Print Properties dialog box , click Options _ Style Options . b Enter the number of sheets you want in each bundle and then click OK . 6 Click OK to close the Print Properties dialog box . Printing a booklet 25
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Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . After the first half of your booklet and the reloading instruction page prints , your printer software prompts you to reload the paper . 1 Insert the stack of paper and the reloading instruction page with the printed side facing away from you and the arrows pointing down into the paper support . 2 Click Continue Printing . If you do not want to print the reloading instruction page : 1 From the Print Properties dialog box , click Options _ Style Options . 2 Clear the Print instruction page to assist in reloading check box . 3 Click OK . Step 4 : Build your booklet After your document prints , stack the bundles together and bind your booklet . To build your booklet : 1 Remove the first bundle from the paper exit tray , fold it in half , and set it aside . 2 Remove the next bundle , fold it in half , and then stack it on top of the first bundle . 3 Continue to stack the bundles on top of each other until your booklet is complete . Printing a booklet 26
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4 Bind the bundles to complete your booklet . Printing labels You can load up to 20 sheets of labels at a time , depending on the thickness of the sheets . Step 1 : Load the labels • Use labels designed for inkjet printers . • If your labels include instructions , read them carefully . • Do not print within 1 mm ( 0.04 in . ) of the edge of a label . • Load the labels vertically against the right side of the paper support . • Make sure there are no missing or curled labels . • Make sure the print side is facing you . ° Do not force the labels into the printer . Printing labels 27
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• Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the labels . Note : If you are using letter size sheets of labels , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select Paper . c From the Paper Size menu , select the correct size . For more information about printing on custom size paper , see page 41 . 4 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your labels Click OK . Note : The paper exit tray holds up to 10 sheets of labels . If you want to print more than 10 sheets , remove the first 10 sheets from the paper exit tray before the others print . Printing labels 28
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Printing handouts You can conserve paper by printing handouts , or multiple page images , on a single sheet of paper . Load up to 100 sheets of paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Step 1 : Load the paper Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . / • Make sure the print side is facing you . ° Do not force the paper into the printer . ° Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Note : For the best print quality , use a heavier weight paper . Printing handouts 29
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Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a print layout : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Layout area , select N - up . c Select the number of pages ( two , three , four , or eight ) you want to print on a single sheet of paper . d If you want to print a border around each page image , select Print Page Borders . 4 To print on both sides of the paper : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Duptexing area , select Two - Sided . c Select Side Flip or Top Flip binding . If you select Side Flip , the pages of your document turn like the pages of a magazine . If you select Top Flip , the pages turn like the pages of a legal pad . 5 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your handouts Click OK . If you formatted your handouts to print on one side of the page , you are finished . Printing handouts 30
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If you formatted your handouts to print on both sides of the page , continue printing your handouts . 1 After the first half of your handouts prints , your printer software prompts you to reload the paper . Insert the paper and reloading instruction page with the printed side facing away from you and the arrows pointing down into the paper support . 2 Click Continue Printing . If you do not want to print the reloading instruction page : 1 From the Print Properties dialog box , click Options _ Style Options . 2 Clear the Print instruction page to assist in reloading check box . 3 Click OK . Printing a poster You can enlarge a single page image to print on multiple pages . For example , you can enlarge a photograph to print as a four - , nine - , or 16 - page poster . Print up to 100 sheets of paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Printing a poster 31
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Step 1 : Load the paper Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . E • Make sure the print side is facing you . ° Do not force the paper into the printer . ° Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Note : For the best print quality , use a heavier weight paper . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File ) Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options 3 Select a print layout : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Layout area , select Poster . Printing a poster 32
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4 Select your poster size : a Select the size of your poster : 2 x 2 ( four pages total ) , 3 x 3 ( nine pages total ) , or 4 x 4 ( 16 pages total ) . b Select Print Crop Marks if you want help cutting the edges of your pages . 5 If you need to reprint a selection of pages : a Click Select Pages To Print . . . The pages that are not going to print have a circle and a bar symbol over the number and are shaded . Select or clear each page by clicking it . b Click OK . 6 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your poster Click OK . Assemble your poster 1 On each printed page , trim the white edges from two adjacent sides . For example , trim the white edge from the top and left sides of each page . _ immed edges Printed pages with the white edge trimmed from two adjacent sides \ \ Untrimmed edges 2 Arrange the pages so that every trimmed edge overlaps an untrimmed edge ( the white edge ) . 3 Tape the backs of the pages together . 4 To complete your poster , trim any remaining white edges . Printing a poster 33
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Printing iron - on transfers You can load up to 100 iron - on transfers at a time , depending on the thickness of the transfers . You may want to print on plain paper before loading your iron - on transfers . Note : For best results , load one iron - on transfer at a time . Step 1 : Load the iron - on transfers • If your iron - on transfers include instructions , read them carefully . • Load the iron - on transfers vertically against the right side of the paper support . J _ _ b / i Make sure the print side ( blank side ) is facing you . Do not force the iron - on transfers into the printer . Printing iron - on transfers 34
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• Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the iron - on transfers . Note : If you are using letter size iron - on transfers , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ , Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 If your software program does not have mirror or iron - on settings , select a print layout : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Layout area , select Mirror . 4 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your iron - on transfer Click OK . Note : To prevent smudging , remove each iron - on transfer as it exits the printer , and then let it dry before stacking . Printing transparencies You can load up to 20 transparencies at a time , depending on the thickness of the transparencies . Step 1 : Load the transparencies • Use transparencies designed for inkjet printers . Printing transparencies 35
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If your transparencies include instructions , read them carefully . Load the transparencies vertically against the right side of the paper support . / 4 Make sure the rough side ( print side ) of the transparencies is facing you . If the transparencies have a removable stripe , make sure each stripe is facing away from you and down toward the printer . Do not force the transparencies into the printer . Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the transparencies . Note : If you are using letter size transparencies , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select Paper . Printing transparencies 36
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c From the Paper Size menu , select A4 or Letter . 4 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your transparencies Click OK . Note : To prevent smudging , remove each transparency as it exits the printer , and then let it dry before stacking . Printing your document in reverse order You can load up to 100 sheets of paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Step 1 : Load the paper • Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . / • Make sure the print side is facing you . • Do not force the paper into the printer . Printing your document in reverse order 37
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• Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Note : If you are using letter size paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File ) Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 To print the last page first : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Quality / Copies tab . b Select Print Last Page First . 4 Follow the steps for your paper type to further customize your document . 5 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . Note : The paper exit tray holds up to 50 sheets of plain paper . If you want to print more , remove the first 50 sheets from the paper exit tray before the others print . Printing your document in reverse order 38
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Printing a banner You can load up to 20 sheets of banner paper at a time . Step 1 : Load the banner paper 1 Remove any paper from the printer . V Place a stack of banner paper with only the number of sheets you need to print your banner behind the printer . Note : Loading excess banner paper may cause a paper jam . For help , see " Printer has a paper jam " on page 60 . 3 Load the leading edge of the banner paper into the printer against the right side of the paper support . Printing a banner 39
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4 Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left edge of the banner paper . Note : If you are using letter size banner paper , adjusting the paper guide may not be necessary . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File ) Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Select a banner size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size area , select Banner . c From the Banner Size menu , select A4 or Letter . 4 Select the orientation : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Orientation area , select Portrait or Landscape . 5 Select a print layout : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Print Layout tab . b From the Layout area , select Banner . 6 Click OK . Step 3 : Print your banner Click OK . Printing a banner 40
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Printing on custom size paper You can load up to 100 sheets of custom size paper at a time , depending on the thickness of the paper . Step 1 : Load the custom size paper • Make sure your paper size fits within these dimensions : - Width : 76 to 216 mm ( 3 to 8.5 in . ) - Length : 127 to 432 mm ( 5 to 17 in . ) • Load the paper vertically against the right side of the paper support . b • Make sure the print side is facing you . • Do not force the paper into the printer . • Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left side of the paper . Step 2 : Customize the print settings 1 With your document open , click File ) Print . The Print dialog box appears . Printing on custom size paper 41
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2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 Create a custom paper size : a From the Print Properties dialog box , select the Paper Setup tab . b From the Paper Size menu , select Custom Size . A dialog box displays on the screen . c From the Units area , select Millimeters or Inches . d Type the dimensions for your custom paper size . e Click OK . 4 Continue to customize your document based on your paper type . Step 3 : Print your document Click OK . Printing on custom size paper 42
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Maintenance Replacing the print cartridges The Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series uses the following cartridges : 19 48 2O 5O 25 55 90 ( Photo ) Note : You can use the printer with just a color cartridge or just a black cartridge . You must have a color cartridge installed when you print with a photo cartridge . For information about ordering supplies , see page 50 . Removing the used cartridges 1 Make sure the power bight is on . 2 Raise the front cover . The cartridge carrier moves to the loading position , unless the printer is busy . Maintenance 43
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3 Pull the cartridges toward you until you hear a snap . 4 Remove the used cartridges . Store them in an airtight container or dispose of them properly . Replacing the print cartridges 44
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Installing the cartridges 1 If you are installing new cartridges , remove the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of the cartridges Warning : Do not touch or remove the gold contact areas on the back and bottom of the cartridges . Insert the color cartridge in the left carrier . Insert the black or photo cartridge in the right carrier . Depending on the part numbers you use , the color of the cartridge tops may vary . P / N 19 , 20 , or 25 50 , 55 , or 90 ( Photo ) Note : To extend the life of your color cartridge and improve printing speed , install a black or photo cartridge along with the color cartridge . Replacing the print cartridges 45
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3 Snap the cartridges into place . 4 Close the front cover . Note : The front cover must be closed to start a print job . Specifying cartridge settings in the printer software Before you specify the print cartridge settings in the printer software , install the cartridges . For help , see " Installing the cartridges " on page 45 . 1 Open the LSC . For help , see " Lexmark Solution Center " on page 1 1 . 2 From the Maintenance tab , click Install a new print cartridge . 3 Select the type of cartridge you installed . Note : Specify whether the cartridge is a new cartridge or an old cartridge ( one that has been used before ) . If an old cartridge is incorrectly identified as New Cartridge in the Lexmark Solution Center , ink levels may be incorrect . 4 Click OK or Next . 5 If you installed a new cartridge , continue with " Aligning the print cartridges . " Replacing the print cartridges 46
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Aligning the print cartridges Typically , you only align print cartridges after installing or replacing a cartridge . However , you may also need to align cartridges when : • Characters are not properly formed or are not aligned at the left margin . • Vertical , straight lines are wavy . To align the cartridges : 1 Load plain paper . 2 Open the Lexmark Solution Center . For help , see page 11 . 3 From the Maintenance tab , click Align to fix the blurry edges . 4 Click Print . The Alignment page prints . If you have to manually align the cartridges , you must select the best alignment values from the printed page . a Find the number under the darkest arrow for each alignment group . b Use the arrows in the Align Cartridges dialog box to select the number that matches the darkest arrow on the printed page for each alignment group . c Click OK . If the alignment page does not print , make sure you have completely removed the sticker and transparent tape from both cartridges . For help , see page 45 . Improving print quality If you are not satisfied with the print quality of your document , make sure you : • Use the appropriate paper for the document . For example , use photo paper if you are printing a photo . • Use paper that is a heavier weight , bright white , or coated . • Select a higher print quality : 1 From your software program , click File _ Print . The Print dialog box appears . 2 From the Print dialog box , click Properties , Preferences , or Options . 3 From the Quality / Speed area , select Better or Best . Aligning the print cartridges 47
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If your document still does not have the print quality you want , follow these steps : 1 Reinsert the print cartridges : a Remove the print cartridges . For help , see page 43 . b Insert the print cartridges . For help , see page 45 . c Print your document again . d If print quality has not improved , continue with step 2 . 2 Clean the print nozzles : a Load paper . For help , see page 13 . b Open the Lexmark Solution Center . For help , see page 11 . c Click the Maintenance tab . d From the Maintenance tab , click Clean to fix horizontal streaks . e Click Print . A nozzle page prints , forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles . f Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved . g If you are not satisfied with your print quality , continue with step 3 , and then print your document again . 3 Wipe the print cartridge nozzles and contacts : a Remove the print cartridges . For help , see page 43 . b Dampen a clean , lint - free cloth with water . c Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds , and then wipe in the direction shown . Nozzles Improving print quality 48
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Using another clean section of the cloth , gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds , and then wipe in the direction shown . 1 Contacts e With another clean section of the cloth , repeat step c through d . f Allow the nozzles and contacts to dry completely . g Reinsert the print cartridges . h Print your document again . i If the print quality does not improve , repeat step 3 up to two more times . j If print quality is still not satisfactory , replace the print cartridges . For information , see " Ordering supplies " on page 50 . Preserving the print cartridges To ensure the longest life from your print cartridges and optimum performance from your printer : • Keep a new cartridge in its packaging until you are ready to install it . ° Keep your photo cartridge in the print cartridge storage unit when not in use . A print cartridge storage unit is included with new photo print cartridges . • Do not remove a print cartridge from the printer except to replace , clean , or store it in an airtight container . The print cartridges do not print correctly if left exposed for an extended period . Lexmark's printer warranty does not cover repair of failures or damage caused by a refilled cartridge . We do not recommend use of refilled cartridges . Refilling cartridges can affect print quality and cause damage to the printer . For best results , use Lexmark supplies . Preserving the print cartridges 49
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Ordering supplies To order supplies or locate a dealer near you , contact the Lexmark Web site at www . lexmark . com 48 Black cartridge 5O 55 19 Color cartridge 20 25 90 Photo cartridge USB cable 12A2405 Ordering supplies 50
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Setup troubleshooting Troubleshooting checklist Is the power supply firmly attached to your printer and a properly grounded electrical outlet ? Are both your printer and computer on ? If you are using your printer on a network , make sure your computer is connected to the network , your Lexmark adapter is on , and all indicator lights are on . For more information , refer to the adapter documentation . Is your USB cable securely attached to your printer and to your computer or Lexmark adapter ? Are any printer lights blinking ? For help , see " Understanding error messages and flashing lights " on page 55 . Did you remove the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of both print cartridges ? Did you install the print cartridges correctly ? For help , see page 45 . Is the paper loaded correctly ? Make sure you do not push the paper too far into the printer . For help , see page 13 . Did you install the printer software correctly ? From your desktop , click Start _ Programs or All Programs . If Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series does not appear in your list of programs , install the printer software . Setup troubleshooting 51
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Is the printer set as the default printer ? To set the printer to be the default printer : 1 Click Start ) Settings ) Printers 2 Right - click the Lexmark Z700 Series and make sure that Set as Default is selected . Is your printer connected directly to your computer through an external device , such as a USB hub , switch box , scanner , or fax machine ? If it is , follow these steps : 1 Disconnect your printer from any external devices . 2 Connect your printer directly to your computer with a USB cable . 3 Follow these instructions to print a test page . a Open the Lexmark Solution Center . For help , see page 11 . b From the Maintenance tab , click Print a Test Page . • If the test page prints , the problem may be with your external devices , not your printer . Check the documentation that came with your external devices for help . ° If the test page does not print , refer to the printer software Help for further troubleshooting information . Solving printer software installation problems If the printer software does not install properly , a communications error message appears when you try to print . You may need to remove the printer software , and then reinstall it . When I insert the printer software CD , nothing happens . 1 Close all open software programs . 2 Restart your computer . Solving printer software installation problems 52
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3 Click Cancel on all screens similar to the following that appear . Windows 98 / Me Windows 2000 / XP 4 Eject and reinsert the printer software CD . 5 From your desktop , double - click My Computer . 6 Double - click your CD - ROM drive icon . If necessary , double - click setup . exe . 7 Follow the instructions on your screen to complete printer software installation . Solving printer software installation problems 53
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Removing the printer software From your desktop , click Start _ Programs _ Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series _ Uninstall Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series . 2 Follow the instructions on your screen to remove the printer software . 3 Restart the computer before reinstalling the printer software . Installing the printer software You can install the printer software using the printer software CD that came with your printer , or you can download it from the Lexmark Web site at www . lexmark . com . To connect your printer to a network with a Lexmark adapter , refer to the documentation that came with your adapter . Using the CD that came with your printer 1 Close all open software programs . 2 When your desktop appears , insert the printer software CD . The Lexmark Installer screen appears . 3 Click Install . 4 Follow instructions on your screen to complete printer software installation . A printer icon is automatically created on your desktop . Using the World Wide Web 1 From the Lexmark Web site , www . lexmark . com , select the appropriate driver for your operating system . 2 Follow the instructionson your screen to install the printer software . Solving printer software installation problems 54
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General troubleshooting Solving network printing problems 55 Understanding error messages and flashing lights 55 Resolving unsuccessful or slow printing 57 Clearing paper misfeeds or jams 59 Solving print quality problems 60 Solving specialty media problems 63 Solving network printing problems If you are connected to a network with a Lexmark adapter , see the adapter documentation for troubleshooting information . Understanding error messages and flashing lights Use this section to understand printer software error messages on your computer screen and blinking lights on your printer . For information about lights on a Lexmark adapter , refer to the adapter documentation . Paper Jam message For help clearing a paper jam , see " Printer has a paper jam " on page 60 . Ink Low message A print cartridge is running out of ink . An Ink Low message appears when one of your cartridges is 25 % full or less . When this message appears you can : • Click OK . General troubleshooting 55
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• Click the ? to get more information about ordering supplies . • Order a new cartridge or locate a dealer near you by contacting the Lexmark Web site at www . lexmark . com . For help : • Installing a new cartridge , see page 45 . • Ordering supplies , see " Ordering supplies " on page 50 . The paper feed light is blinking If the printer is out of paper : 1 Load paper . 2 Press the paper feed button . If the printer has a paper jam , see page 60 . The power light is blinking The print cartridge carrier is stalled . 1 Check your computer screen for error messages . 2 Turn the printer off . 3 Wait a few seconds , and then turn the printer back on . For more help , see " Clearing paper misfeeds or jams " on page 59 . Understanding error messages and flashing lights 56
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Resolving unsuccessful or slow printing The following topics can help you improve unsuccessful or slow printing . Printer is plugged in , but does not print For help , first see the troubleshooting checklist on page 51 , and then : Check the printer status : 1 Click Start _ Control Panel . 1 Click Start ) Settings ) Printers . 2 Click Printers and Other Hardware . 2 From the Printers folder , double - click the Lexmark ZT00 - P700 Series printer 3 Click View installed printers or fax icon . printers . 3 From the Printer menu , make sure : From the Printers folder , make sure • Set as Default is selected . there is a check next to the • Pause Printing is not selected . Lexmark ZT00 - P700 Series printer icon ( indicating that it is the default printer ) . If there is no check , right - click the icon , and then click Set as Default Printer . From the Printer menu , make sure that Pause Printing is not selected . • Check the printer port : 1 1 Click Start 1 , Control 1 Click Start _ Settings Click Start _ Settings Printers . Printers . Panel l , Printers and Other Hardware ) Printers and 2 2 Right - click the Right - click the00 - Faxes . Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series Lexmark ZT P700 Series printer icon , and then click printer icon , and then click 2 Right - click the Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series Properties . Properties . printer icon , and then click 3 Click the Details tab . 3 Click the Ports tab . Properties . 4 4 From the Ports drop - down From the list of ports , select 3 Click the Ports tab . menu , check the printer port . USB printer port . 4 From the list of ports , select If the USB port is not listed , If the USB port is not listed , USB printer port or Virtual remove , and then reinstall the remove , and then reinstall the printer port for USB . printer software . printer software . If the USB port is not listed , 5 Click OK . 5 Click Apply remove , and then reinstall the 6 Click OK . printer software . 5 Click Apply . 6 Click OK . Resolving unsuccessful or slow printing 57
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• Make sure you have not installed multiple copies of the printer software : 1 Windows 98 / Me / 2000 : Click Start _ , Settings _ Printers . Windows XP : Click Start _ Control Panel _ Printers and Other Hardware _ Printers and Faxes . 2 In the Printers folder , make sure there is only one Lexmark Z700 - P700 Series printer icon . • If you have installed multiple copies of the printer software , remove each copy , and then restart the computer and reinstall the printer software . ° If the printer port is incorrect , remove , and then reinstall the printer software . After you check these items , print a test page . For help , see page 52 . Test page does not print For help , first see the troubleshooting checklist on page 51 , and then : ° If the paper is jammed , see " Printer has a paper jam " on page 60 . • Try printing your test page again . If it still does not print , see : - " Resolving unsuccessful or slow printing " on page 57 - " Solving printer software installation problems " on page 52 Afignment page does not print Make sure : • You completely removed the transparent tape and sticker from the back and bottom of the print cartridges . For help , see page 45 . ° You installed the cartridges correctly . For help , see page 45 . • You loaded the paper correctly and did not force the paper into the printer . • If you are connected to a network with a Lexmark adapter , the indicator lights are on . For more information , see the adapter documentation . Printer ejects a blank page after appearing to print Make sure : You removed the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of the print cartridges . For help , see page 45 . Your cartridge does not have clogged nozzles . Clean the print cartridge nozzles and contacts . For help , see page 47 . Resolving unsuccessful or slow printing 58
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Printer prints very slowly Close any software programs not in use . Check the document you are printing . Photos and graphics may take longer to print than regular text . Documents that are large or that contain background images may also take longer to print . Check the printer to see if another document is being printed . Print jobs are printed in the order the printer receives them . Decrease the print quality setting to Normal or Quick Print . Note : Higher print quality settings result in better quality documents , but may take longer to print . Clearing paper misfeeds or jams The following topics can help you clear paper misfeeds or jams . Paper misfeeds or multiple sheets feed Make sure : • Your paper is recommended for inkjet printers . • The edges of your paper are not curled . • A piece of paper from a previous print job is not jammed in the printer . • You do not load too much paper . Depending on the weight of the paper , you can load up to 100 sheets of plain paper , 20 transparencies or labels , 10 envelopes , or 25 cards . • You do not force the paper into the printer . For example , A4 paper should extend slightly beyond the top of the paper support and letter size paper should align with the top of the paper support . • The paper guide is against the left edge of the paper . • The paper guide does not cause the paper to bow . • The printer is on a flat , level surface . • The printer settings you have chosen are correct for the type of document you are printing . For help , see " Printing ideas " on page 13 . • The paper is against the right side of the paper support . Printer does not feed envelopes or specialty media Make sure : Clearing paper misfeeds or jams 59
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• Your printer feeds paper without problems . • Load the envelopes or specialty media vertically against the right side of the paper support . Squeeze and slide the paper guide to the left edge of the envelopes or specialty media . For help , see " Printing ideas " on page 13 . • You select the appropriate envelope or specialty media size and the appropriate paper type . • You are using a specialty media or envelope size supported by your printer . • Your software program is designed to print envelopes . For help , check your software program documentation . • The envelope or specialty media is not jammed . For help , see " Printer has a paper jam " on page 60 . Printer has a paper jam If the paper is lodged too far into the printer and cannot be removed : 1 Turn the printer off . 2 Turn the printer back on . If the printer does not automatically eject the page : a Turn the printer off . b Pull firmly on the paper to remove it . If you cannot reach the paper , raise the front cover , pull the paper out , and then close the front cover . c Turn the printer on . Note : Do not force the paper into the printer . Solving print quality problems If print quality is unsatisfactory , you may need to adjust your margin settings , select a higher print quality , align the print cartridges , or clean the nozzles . The following topics can help you improve an unsatisfactory document . Print is too dark or smudged • Make sure the paper is straight and not wrinkled . ° Let the ink dry completely before handling the paper . • Make sure the paper type and paper size settings in the printer software match the paper loaded in the printer . For help , see page 8 . Solving print quafity problems 60
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