Panasonic KX-PS8000 User Manual

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Utilities and Drivers 
Model No. 
KX-PS8000
Reference Guide
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Summary of Contents of user manual for Panasonic KX-PS8000

  • Page 1 Utilities and Drivers Reference Guide Model No. KX-PS8000 Please carefully read the Operating Instructions and the Utilities and Drivers...
  • Page 2 Introduction This manual explains how to use the Digital Duplicator Utility, Scanner and Printer features. It consists of three...
  • Page 3Part 1 Digital Duplicator Utility Table of Contents Digital Displaying the Digital Duplicator Utility Window . . . . ....
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Adjusting the Overall Color of an Image . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 5Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview Displaying the Digital Duplicator Utility Window To display the Digital Duplicator Utility main window, perform...
  • Page 6 Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview Names and Functions 19 18 17 1 16 2 3 15 4 5 14...
  • Page 7Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview No. Name Function Used to select an image type by clicking G. BColor Printed Photo:...
  • Page 8 Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview No. Name Function Specifies whether your document prints face up or face down in...
  • Page 9Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview No. Name Function Sets an output color. The items of Output Color vary depending on...
  • Page 10 Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview Option Buttons Various options for editing an image can be selected. Indicators 1 2...
  • Page 11Digital Duplicator Utility Window Overview No. Button Name Function Used to select a unit of measurement (inch or mm) (...
  • Page 12 Basic Tasks Using the Print Preview Window The Print Preview window allows you to preview the print image of...
  • Page 13 Basic Tasks # $ % & ' # Prescan button Prescans a document and resets the Area Duplicate and...
  • Page 14 Basic Tasks ■ Changing the size of the Print Preview window Position the cursor on the side/corner of the...
  • Page 15 Basic Tasks ■ Simultaneously viewing the enlarged and divided image When Segment is selected for the enlarged image (...
  • Page 16 Basic Tasks Reducing or Enlarging the Output (Zoom) The zoom function reduces or enlarges the output on the printed...
  • Page 17 Basic Tasks & W-H Uniform Clicking on this check box allows you to set height and width simultaneously by...
  • Page 18 Basic Tasks Changing the Zoom Value Change the zoom value by selecting an option from the Zoom Value box...
  • Page 19 Basic Tasks ■ Using the Width / Height Zoom Value boxes 1 Enter the zoom value in either the...
  • Page 20 Basic Tasks Printing an Enlarged Image on Multiple Pages You can enlarge the image and print it on multiple...
  • Page 21 Basic Tasks ■ Example: Enlarging a Letter size document to 140% and printing it on multiple pages Click the...
  • Page 22 Basic Tasks 2 Click on the Segment check box. The Document Size box appears at the bottom of the...
  • Page 23 Basic Tasks 3 Click the Document Size box, then click Letter. Note: BIf an image has been pasted in...
  • Page 24 Basic Tasks Shifting an Image The Shift function shifts (scrolls) the image. Note: BThe Shift function is not effective...
  • Page 25 Basic Tasks ■ Example: Shifting the image 0.5ý on the left and 0.3ý on the top. Click G of...
  • Page 26 Basic Tasks Background Reduction When a double side printed document is printed, the reverse side print may be visible...
  • Page 27 Basic Tasks Drag the slider to right or click H to reduce the background. 3 The setting range is...
  • Page 28 Basic Tasks Selecting Print Quality Three print quality modes (Standard, Fine and Enhanced) are available. Fine or Enhanced mode...
  • Page 29 Basic Tasks Creating a Mirror / Negative Image You can create a mirror or negative image of the original....
  • Page 30 Basic Tasks Double Side Printing Single sided documents can be printed on both sides of the paper by using...
  • Page 31 Basic Tasks 7 Click G of the Media Type and select Paper 2nd Side. Media Type Click the Start...
  • Page 32 Basic Tasks Saving, Loading or Deleting a Setting The settings made in the Digital Duplicator Utility window can be...
  • Page 33 Basic Tasks Saving the Current Settings 1 Click the Memorize Settings button ( ). The Memorize Settings window appears....
  • Page 34 Basic Tasks 4 Click OK . BTo cancel, click Cancel . The setting will be saved and listed in...
  • Page 35 Basic Tasks Loading a Saved Setting Click the Memorize Settings button ( ). 1 The Memorize Settings window appears....
  • Page 36 Basic Tasks Deleting a Setting 1 Click the Memorize Settings button ( ). The Memorize Settings window appears. 2...
  • Page 37 Basic Tasks Changing the Unit of Measurement (mm or inch) You can change the unit of measurement to mm...
  • Page 38 Basic Tasks Changing the Preview Resolution To change the Preview Resolution setting, perform the following steps. 1 Click the...
  • Page 39 Basic Tasks Enabling Jam Recovery ON Enabling Jam Recovery ON resumes the print job when the printer recovers from...
  • Page 40 Adjusting Colors You can adjust the overall color of the image using HCL or CMYK options in the Color...
  • Page 41 Adjusting Colors ■ Adjusting the overall color using HCL To adjust the Hue, Chroma or Lightness, select HCL in...
  • Page 42 Adjusting Colors ■ Adjusting the overall color using CMYK To adjust the level of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow or Black,...
  • Page 43 Adjusting Colors Adjusting a Specific Color of an Image You can change a specific color without affecting other colors...
  • Page 44 Adjusting Colors Click the color of the image you wish to change in the Original 2 box. The Color...
  • Page 45 Adjusting Colors Adjust the color by dragging a slider or clicking I or H in Hue, 3 Chroma or...
  • Page 46 Adjusting Colors Modifying Color Data To modify the color that is already stored in the Specific color editor box,...
  • Page 47 Adjusting Colors Deleting the Stored Color Data ■ Deleting a single color data Select the color data to be...
  • Page 48 Area Duplicate Area Duplicate Function The Area duplicate function allows you to select an area of an image, then...
  • Page 49 Area Duplicate Displaying the Area Duplicate Window 1 Click the Area Duplicate button ( The Area Duplicate window appears....
  • Page 50 Area Duplicate $ Feed Out button ( ) Ejects the document that remains in the ADF tray. % Create...
  • Page 51 Area Duplicate 5 Mirror button ( ) Creates a mirror image in the Layout box. 6 Template button (...
  • Page 52 Area Duplicate Pasting an Area of an Image in the Layout Box 1 Select an area of the image....
  • Page 53 Area Duplicate BTo cancel the selection area, click the Delete ( ) button. The rectangle is deleted. BTo enlarge/reduce...
  • Page 54 Area Duplicate Layout box BTo delete the pasted image, click the Delete button ( ) in the Layout box....
  • Page 55 Area Duplicate Moving a Selection Area in the Original Box The image pasted in the Layout box changes by...
  • Page 56 Area Duplicate Resizing a Selection Area The image pasted in the Layout box is resized by resizing the selection...
  • Page 57 Area Duplicate Moving an Image in the Layout Box Click inside an image that is to be moved in...
  • Page 58 Area Duplicate ■ Resizing by entering digits Click an image that is to be resized in the Layout box....
  • Page 59 Area Duplicate Enter the Height/Width and/or the Vertical/Horizontal Position 3 of the image. You can enter the height/width of...
  • Page 60 Area Duplicate Creating a Mirror or Negative Image in the Layout Box 1 Click an image in the Layout...
  • Page 61 Area Duplicate Creating Multiple Images in the Layout Box Note: BThis function is effective only for one selection area....
  • Page 62 Area Duplicate Layout box BTo make the setting effective, click OK . The Area Duplicate window will close. 62...
  • Page 63 Area Duplicate Duplicating an Image in the Layout Box Click the image you wish to duplicate in the Layout...
  • Page 64 Area Duplicate Enlarging an Image to Fit on Paper An image in the Layout box can be enlarged to...
  • Page 65 Area Duplicate Zooming an Image in the Layout or Original Box To zoom up/down an image in the Layout...
  • Page 66 Area Duplicate Moving the Selected Area to the Front in the Layout Box 1 Select the area that you...
  • Page 67 Area Duplicate Using Template Function Use this function when you wish to create multiple templates of the same size....
  • Page 68 Area Duplicate The gray-shaded template Layout box BTo save these templates as a template file, refer to Saving a...
  • Page 69 Area Duplicate 7 Click the Repeat button ( The Repeat window appears. ). Note: BThe available number of duplicates...
  • Page 70 Area Duplicate 9 Click OK . The Area Duplicate window will close. 10 Click Start in the Digital Duplicator...
  • Page 71 Area Duplicate ■ Loading a Template File 1 Click the Template button ( The Template window appears. ). Click...
  • Page 72 Area Duplicate ■ Deleting a Template File Click the Template button ( ). 1 The Template window appears. Click...
  • Page 73 Area Duplicate ■ Deactivating Template Function Click the Template button ( ). 1 The Template window appears. 2 Click...
  • Page 74 Part 2 Scanner Function Table of Contents Displaying the Panasonic Scanner Driver Window . . . . . ....
  • Page 75Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Displaying the Panasonic Scanner Driver Window To use the scanner driver, Corel PHOTO-PAINT or TWAIN-compliant...
  • Page 76 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview ■ For Windows 3.1 From the Program Manager, click the Window menu. 1 2...
  • Page 77 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Names and Functions # $ % . / 1 0 & ' ( )...
  • Page 78 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview & Image Type ( ☞ P. 93) Select a scanner image type by clicking...
  • Page 79Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview 0 Scroll bars Scroll the displayed image by clicking I, H, F or G, or...
  • Page 80 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Scale Tab Click the Scale tab to set resolution or zoom. The result of...
  • Page 81Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview ■ When Zoom is selected The following features are available when Zoom is selected. #...
  • Page 82 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Image Tab Click the Image tab to display the following features. You can view...
  • Page 83Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Adjust Tab Click the Adjust tab to display the following features. You can view the...
  • Page 84 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview % Use Hyper-Tetra Adjustment Assigns the best color possible to represent the original image...
  • Page 85Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Filter Tab Click the Filter tab to display the following features. You can view the...
  • Page 86 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Saving, Loading or Deleting a Setting The settings made in the Scanner Driver window...
  • Page 87Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Saving a Setting You can save the settings currently used in the Panasonic Scanner Driver...
  • Page 88 Panasonic Scanner Driver Window Overview Loading a Setting You can load your favorite settings. You can also load the...
  • Page 89Scanning an Area of an Image Selecting a Scanning Area You can scan an area of the image using the...
  • Page 90 Scanning an Area of an Image BTo scan the scanning area, click Scan in the Panasonic Scanner Driver window....
  • Page 91 Scanning an Area of an Image Resizing the Scanning Area 1 Position the mouse pointer (+) to the side...
  • Page 92 Scanning an Area of an Image Zooming the Entire Image You can zoom up or down the entire image...
  • Page 93Hints for Scanning This section shows how selecting different features affect your original when it is printed. This section is...
  • Page 94 Hints for Scanning Black & White Black & White 2colors Halftone Black & White Color 8colors Photo 94
  • Page 95 Hints for Scanning Color Halftone Color Photo (256) 95
  • Page 96 Hints for Scanning Color Depth (Full Color) 2 bit 4 bit 8 bit 96
  • Page 97 Hints for Scanning Dither (Color / Black & White Halftone) Dither A Dither B Dither C Error Diffusion 1...
  • Page 98 Hints for Scanning Error Diffusion 2 Error Diffusion 3 Error Diffusion 4 98
  • Page 99 Hints for Scanning Drop Out Color (Monochrome) Red Green Blue Factor Y 99
  • Page 100 Adjusting Colors Intensity Using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment You can adjust the color of the image using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment...
  • Page 101 Adjusting Colors Intensity Color Adjustment You can select Color Adjustment or Color Balance to adjust the image color. To...
  • Page 102 Adjusting Colors Intensity Adjust the color by performing the following steps. Drag each slider left or right, click I...
  • Page 103 Adjusting Colors Intensity ■ When Color Balance is selected # $ % # Red Lightens or darkens red. A...
  • Page 104 Adjusting Colors Intensity Using the Gamma Correction Displaying the Gamma Correction Window You can adjust the intensity of color(s)...
  • Page 105 Adjusting Colors Intensity # Gamma curve customize check box Clicking off this check box allows you to adjust the...
  • Page 106 Adjusting Colors Intensity Color Adjustment You can adjust the intensity of color(s) by using the Parameter scroll bar or...
  • Page 107 Adjusting Color Intensity ■ Using Gamma Curve Control Points 1 Click on the Gamma curve customize check box. A...
  • Page 108 Part 3 Printer Function Table of Contents Displaying the Panasonic KX-PS8000 Window . . . . . . ....
  • Page 109KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 Displaying the Panasonic KX-PS8000 Window The KX-PS8000 window can be displayed from Printers under...
  • Page 110 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 4 Click a tab to view the features. Details Tab ☞ P. 112...
  • Page 111KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 ■ For Windows 3.1 Double-click the Main icon and Control Panel icon, then double-...
  • Page 112 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 Details Tab Note: BThis option is available only in Windows 95. # #...
  • Page 113KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 Paper Tab # $ % & ' ( ) # Paper size Selects a...
  • Page 114 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 & Paper source Selects media by choosing the location (trays) or the type...
  • Page 115KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 Quality Tab # $ % & ' # Print Style Select a type which...
  • Page 116 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 $ Dithering mode Color Graphics and Color Photo are print styles that simulate...
  • Page 117KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 % Print quality Selects a print quality. Fast (300 dpi), Standard (600 dpi) or...
  • Page 118 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 Option Tab # $ % & ' ( # Color management This feature...
  • Page 119KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 $ Density (for Gray Scale) Adjusts the density of the gray scale image. This...
  • Page 120 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 Memory Tab # $ % & # Printer memory Selects the amount of...
  • Page 121KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows 95/3.1 $ Printer memory usage Determines how the printer memory is used, either for better...
  • Page 122 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Displaying the Panasonic KX-PS8000 Default Document Properties Window The KX-PS8000 Default Document...
  • Page 123KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 4 Click a tab to view the features. Page Setup Tab ☞ P....
  • Page 124 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Page Setup Tab # $ % & # Paper Size Selects a...
  • Page 125KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 $ Paper Source Selects media by choosing the location (trays) or the type...
  • Page 126 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Advanced Tab Two categories (Paper/Output and Document Options) for document settings are...
  • Page 127KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 ■ Document Options # $ % & ' ( ) * + #...
  • Page 128 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 $ Print Quality Click on Print Quality to display its selections in...
  • Page 129KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 & Output Order Specifies whether the document exits face up or face down...
  • Page 130 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 ■ When Panasonic KX-PS8000 Document Settings is selected # $ # Undo...
  • Page 131KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Displaying the Panasonic KX-PS8000 Properties Window 1 Click Start , select Settings, then...
  • Page 132 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Ports Tab Note: BThis option is available only for Windows NT 4.0....
  • Page 133KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 ■ Installing the SCSI port Notes: BIt is recommended that you do not...
  • Page 134 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 3 Insert the KX-PS8000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Click Browse... ....
  • Page 135KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Click New Port... . 9 The Port Name window appears. 10 Type the...
  • Page 136 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Sharing Tab # $ # Shared To share the printer over the...
  • Page 137KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 ■ Sharing the printer with a client computer 1 Click Shared. Type the...
  • Page 138 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 4 Click Cancel . The Locate File window appears. 5 Insert the...
  • Page 139KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 Device Settings Tab # $ % # Printer memory Selects the amount of...
  • Page 140 KX-PS8000 Window Overview for Windows NT 4.0 $ Printer memory usage Determines how the printer memory is used, either...
  • Page 141Adjusting the Color Using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment You can adjust the color of your output using the Hyper-Tetra Adjustment window....
  • Page 142 Adjusting the Color Color Adjustment To adjust the brightness, contrast, hue or saturation of color, select Color Adjustment in...
  • Page 143 Adjusting the Color ) About button Displays the window that contains the program version and copyright information. * Reset...
  • Page 144 Adjusting the Color Color Balance To adjust the level of red, green or blue, select Color Balance in the...
  • Page 145 Adjusting the Color Color CMYK Adjustment To adjust the cyan, magenta, yellow or black color, select Color CMYK Adjustment...
  • Page 146 Adjusting the Color Using the Density Adjustment You can adjust the grayscale density of your output using the Density...
  • Page 147 Adjusting the Color Preview box # $ % # OK button Makes the adjustment effective and closes the window....
  • Page 148 Double Side Printing Double Side Printing Using Microsoft¨ Word word processor Single sided documents can be printed on both...
  • Page 149 Double Side Printing Place the printed pages in the multi-purpose tray with the pages 6 face down and top...
  • Page 150 Appendix Table of Contents Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 151Troubleshooting Digital Duplicator Utility Error message Possible cause Recovery Cannot find printer. Printer is not turned on or improper Check...
  • Page 152 Troubleshooting Scanner Error message Possible cause Recovery ADF is busy! ADF is being used. To scan or prescan, click...
  • Page 153 Troubleshooting Error message Possible cause Recovery Power Off or Cable Error! The scanner is not recognized. Close the application...
  • Page 154 Troubleshooting Printer Driver for Windows 3.1 Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI does not support SCSI board and its...
  • Page 155 Troubleshooting Error message Possible cause Recovery No ASPI managers were SCSI board and its driver are not Correctly install...
  • Page 156 Troubleshooting Printer Driver for Windows 95 Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI Manager is not SCSI board and its...
  • Page 157 Troubleshooting Error message Possible cause Recovery The printer does not print The computer is not properly Follow the procedure...
  • Page 158 Troubleshooting Error message Possible cause Recovery There was an error BCable connection is improper or Perform the following procedure....
  • Page 159 Troubleshooting Printer Driver for Windows NT 4.0 Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI Manager is not SCSI Board and...
  • Page 160 Troubleshooting Error message Possible cause Recovery Error writing to BCable connection is improper or Perform the following procedure. KXPS8000GDI...
  • Page 161 Troubleshooting Status Display Error message Possible cause Recovery ASPI for Win16 or 32 Lack of system resources, or other...
  • Page 162 Troubleshooting Error message Possible cause Recovery There isn't available LPT Unavailable LPT port is selected Select the other available...
  • Page 163 Troubleshooting SCSI If trouble occurs when printing, scanning or duplicating using SCSI, confirm that the ASPI Manager is installed....
  • Page 164 Troubleshooting ■ Windows 95 users Confirm that the SCSI host adapter is installed in your PC 1 correctly. 2...
  • Page 165 Troubleshooting ■ Windows NT 4.0 users Confirm that the SCSI host adapter is installed in your PC 1 correctly....
  • Page 166 Print Quality and Required Memory The following tables show how much memory is required for better printing performance. Increasing...
  • Page 167 Print Quality and Required Memory When Using the Printer Driver Printable without Total Memory Selectable Print Quality Mode Memory...
  • Page 168 Index A C ADF tray . . . . . . .13, 16, 20, 28, 30, 39, 49, 54,...
  • Page 169 Index Digital Duplicator Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 170 Index Middle, tray selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 171 Index Scale mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....