Technical Field Bulletin
||Date: June 15, 2000
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magicolor 6100 DeskLaser, release
bulletin provides initial product support information for the magicolor
1.1 Purpose - This bulletin provides
initial product support information for the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser.
1.2 Contents - This bulletin discusses
the product in the following areas:
1.3 Training - This bulletin also presents
- Product Description
- Printer Driver
2. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
2.1 Overview - The magicolor 6100 DeskLaser
engine uses hardware components and printer options identical to the
magicolor 6100 Print System. The life expectancies of the consumables,
the supported media, and the required maintenance specifications are
not referenced here due to their similarities. The controller uses new
DeskLaser controller technology to provide GDI printing capability.
2.2 Print Engine - The magicolor 6100
DeskLaser uses the same Hitachi SL-3 engine and options as the magicolor
6100 Print System. The engine technology is derived (with little change)
from that developed for the Hitachi SL-1 and SL-1D engines.
2.3 Controller - The controller uses an IDT79RC32364
processor operating an internal CPU speed of 133 MHz. The controller
uses the "slide-in" assembly method.
2.3.1 Standard RAM - The magicolor 6100
DeskLaser controller has 2 DIMM connectors for system RAM. The base
system has a 32 MB DIMM. Synchronous DRAM is used. The controller
accommodates DIMM modules up to 128 MB in size. Note: When both
memory slots are populated, they must be the same size. However, it
is not necessary to have both slots populated.
2.3.2 Minimum RAM Requirements - This summarizes
the amount of system memory required to achieve various levels of
functionality. The base 32 MB supports 4-color 600x600 dpi and 1200x600
dpi simplex and duplex printing, at speed, on all paper sizeswith
the following exception: 64 MB is required for 4-color 1200x600 dpi
duplex printing on 11x17, A3, and 13x19 .
2.3.3 Flash ROM - The magicolor 6100
DeskLaser contains 1 MB of Flash ROM to hold the system software.
18.104.22.168 Updating System Software - The use
of Flash ROM for system software storage offers the opportunity
for easy update of system code. Installation of a code update overwrites
the previous contents of the Flash Memory. The system software is
available through the QMS corporate web site. (Go to www.qms.com,
select Authorized Service Provider, Printer System Code and, finally,
the appropriate printer code directory.)
22.214.171.124 Procedure for loading system software
through the parallel port
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Using Windows Explorer, open the directory
where you downloaded the system software.
3. Double-click the downloaded file. (The
mc6100dl.exe file executes its commands within a MS-DOS window and
produce a file named wps.sum.)
4. When you see "Finished" in the MS-DOS
window title bar, close the MS-DOS window.
5. From the Start menu choose Runů
6. With the printer on-line and idle, in
the Run dialog box type "x:\copy /b wps.sum lpt1" where x
is the directory path where the wps.sum file is located. The downloading
process takes less than a minute. After the updated system software
has been written to the flash ROM, the printer reboots itself.
2.3.4 Font Card / SIMM Support - N/A
2.3.5 Disk Drive Support - N/A
2.3.6 Standard Interfaces
126.96.36.199 1284 Parallel - Full IEEE 1284 support
is provided. The parallel port on your PC is designed to operate
in various communication modes or protocols. These modes control
how the PC communicates with your printer. Two of these modes are:
SPP-Standard Parallel Port - This is the
default mode on most PCs (occasionally referred to as compatibility,
normal, or output only).
ECP-Extended Capabilities Port - The speed
that SPP communicates over the parallel port varies on different
PCs. It's likely that the current settings for your PC will meet
your common printing needs. However, in the event that communication
over the parallel port is inadequate (such as the case might be
for large, complex print jobs), you will need to change the communication
mode of the parallel port to ECP mode. (Note: Maximum performance
is achieved on the PC only when ECP mode is enabled in the BIOS.
On most PCs, enabling ECP mode requires the user to make a change
to the BIOS setup.)
188.8.131.52 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet - The
interface supports the following protocols:
2) SNMP (allows for an enhanced interface to Crown
Multiple PC platforms may share the magicolor
6100 DeskLaser simultaneously over the Ethernet interface. Both
the Ethernet and parallel interface may be connected at the same
time. However, data is only accepted from only one port at a time.
There is no simultaneous I/O as on QMS Crown printers.
3.1 Service and Parts Manuals - Service and maintenance
on the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser requires the following:
- Maintenance Manual for magicolor 6100QMS
3.2 User Documentation -Operation of the magicolor
6100 DeskLaser requires the following:
- magicolor 6100 DeskLaser Installation GuideQMS
- magicolor 6100 DeskLaser User's GuideQMS
4 PRINTER DRIVER
4.1 Windows - The magicolor 6100 DeskLaser
printer driver is designed for use with Windows 95/98/2000 and NT 4.0
operating systems. The following is a brief description about how to
access and configure the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser printer driver.
The printer configuration options are located on tabs that appear in
the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser printer driver window.
4.1.1 Windows 95/98 - There are two methods
for accessing the configuration options for the printer driver. They
are via the printer device properties or the application's printer
(Note: You should configure your printer driver settings
via the printer driver Properties method for your typical print jobs
and use your application's Printer Setup for print jobs that require
special, less frequently needed printer settings.)
Five tabs appear in the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser
Properties window. The tabs and a summary of the options found on
each are as follows:
- General - Allows you to attach comments,
use a separator page, and print a test page.
- Details - Allows you to set interface connection
- Sharing - Allows you to set up the printer
so others on the network can use it.
- Color Management - Allows you to select
the color profile associated with your printer or allow the operating
system to make the selection for you.
- 32-bit Super Driver Setup
- This tab leads to an additional set of tabs that are as follows:
- Paper - Allows you to provide information
about the document type and location of the media you want to
- Page Layout - Allows you specify N-up
(Number-up) settings, scaling, and watermarks used for your
- Image - Allows you to provide settings
for color format, image brightness and contrast, color balance,
and color matching.
- Device Options - Allows you to specify
which printer options are installed on the printer.
- About - Displays the magicolor
6100 DeskLaser printer driver release version and date.
4.1.2 Windows 2000/NT 4.0 - There are three
methods used for configuring the printer driver. They are via the
printer driver Properties, default Document Properties, and the application's
Printer Setup. However, these three methods don't all have the same
options or control. (Note: You should configure your printer driver
settings via the printer driver Properties and default Document Properties
for your typical print jobs and use your application's Printer Setup
for print jobs that require special, less frequently needed printer
Five tabs appear in the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser
Properties window accessed through the Start >Printers menu: General,
Ports, Scheduling, Sharing and Security:
The Paper, Page Layout, Image, Device Option, and About
tabs are accessible from your application's printer setup and from Document
- General - Allows you to name the printer,
specify a location, specify a driver to be used, install a new or
updated printer driver, use a separator page between documents,
specify a print processor/data type, and print a test page.
- Ports - Lists the available ports (under
Ports), the associated port monitor (under Description), and a comma-delimited
list of printers that use the port (under Printer). Allows you to
add, delete, or configure ports. It also allows the printer to get
settings and status information from other printing devices, and
enables printer pooling (printing to two or more identical printing
devices through one logical printer).
- Scheduling - Allows you to configure the
printer for availability and set the spooling information. The slider
bar specifies the default document priority (higher-priority documents
are put before lower-priority documents).
- Sharing - Allows you to share the printer
and install alternate drivers.
- Security - Allows you to modify the permissions
to limit access on the printer, view or set auditing information,
or view or take ownership of the selected item(s).
- Paper - Allows you to provide information
about the document type and location of the media you want to print
- Page Layout - Allows you specify N-up (Number-up)
settings, scaling, and watermarks used for your print jobs.
- Image - Allows you to provide settings for
color format, image brightness and contrast, color balance, and
- Device Options - Allows you to specify which
printer options are installed on the printer.
- About - Displays the magicolor 6100
DeskLaser printer driver release version and date.
5.1 User Operation - User operation of the magicolor
6100 DeskLaser is not the same as for the magicolor 6100.
5.1.1 Menu Structure
5.2 Service Mode - Entry into the service mode
on the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser is the same as for the magicolor
6100 Print System.
6.1 No Change - Maintenance of the magicolor
6100 DeskLaser is the same as for the magicolor 6100 Print System.
7 TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS
7. 1 Print Engine and Controller - FE training
is not required on the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser printer provided
the FE has received magicolor 6100 training as currently provided
by Technical Information Development.
Technical Field Bulletins will handle any major differences
between the magicolor 6100 DeskLaser and its predecessor not
already listed here as well as all new changes to each product.
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