Panasonic KX-PS8000 Operating Guide

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Operating Instructions
Model No. 
KX-PS8000
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Summary of Contents of operating guide for Panasonic KX-PS8000

  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Model No. KX-PS8000 Please carefully read the Operating Instructions and the Utilities and Drivers Reference Guide before...
  • Page 2 BMicrosoft, Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. BPentium...
  • Page 3Thank you for purchasing the Panasonic KX-PS8000 Digital Color Imaging System (DCIS). The Panasonic KX-PS8000 Digital Color Imaging System consists...
  • Page 4 End-User License Agreement THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PANASONIC. CAREFULLY READ ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS...
  • Page 5 FOR USERS IN UNITED STATES This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a...
  • Page 6 Contents End-User License Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 7 Contents Before Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 8 For Your Safety General Warning BTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or...
  • Page 9 For Your Safety Light Source Do not look directly at the light source lamps of the scanner as this...
  • Page 10 For Your Safety Caution Labels DANGER: CAUTION: VORSICHT: ATTENTION: Invisible laser radiation Invisible laser radiation Unsichtbare Laserstrahlung, Rayonnement laser...
  • Page 11 For Your Safety FOR USERS IN U.K. IMPORTANT: FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TEXT CAREFULLY Both the...
  • Page 12 Before You Start Cautions To avoid machine malfunction, do not use the equipment under the following conditions: BDirect exposure...
  • Page 13 Before You Start ■CD-ROM To prevent the CD-ROMs from accidental damages: BDo not touch or write on the BDo...
  • Page 14 Before You Start Features The KX-PS8000 is a high quality system that provides fast color image processing functions, including...
  • Page 15 Before You Start Printer Function ■High quality Resolution Maximum 1200 dpi *1 (*1 with SIMM options installed) ■High speed...
  • Page 16 Before You Start System Requirements PC To operate the KX-PS8000 Enhanced system effectively, see the following. CPU: More than...
  • Page 17 Before You Start Minimum Space Requirements 50 cm (19.7″) ADF opening space 105 cm (41.3″)* * 126.5 cm (49.8″)...
  • Page 18 Before You Start Unpacking Make sure that all of the items shown below were provided and have not been...
  • Page 19 Before You Start Printer Box 1. Printer 2. Toner cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) 3. Power cord 4....
  • Page 20 Before You Start Part Names Scanner ■Front side view ADF top cover ( ☞ P. 93) Document guides (...
  • Page 21 Before You Start Printer ■Front side view Printer panel ( ☞ P. 24) Right side door ( ☞ P....
  • Page 22 Before You Start Scanner Panel Overview # $ % RESET ENTER INCREASE/NEXT STOP START START B/W COLOR MODE READY/ERROR...
  • Page 23 Before You Start & READY/ERROR indicator BThe READY indicator (green) blinks during initializing/scanning operation and is illuminated (ON) when...
  • Page 24 Before You Start Printer Panel Overview # READY ) ERORR MENU /EXIT ENTER CANCEL CONTINUE $ % & '...
  • Page 25 Before You Start ( ERROR indicator (orange) BON: an internal error (Call for Service Error) has occurred. BBlinking: user...
  • Page 26 Setup Setting Up the Printer Preparing the Imaging Unit Open the front door. 1 2 Turn the upper green...
  • Page 27 Setup Setting Up the Output Tray 1 Remove the adhesive tape that holds the output tray against the printer....
  • Page 28 Setup Installing the Toner Cartridges Note: BThe toner cartridges that are shipped with the printer are starter cartridges. They...
  • Page 29 Setup 4 Insert the toner cartridge in the appropriately labeled slot. From top to bottom, the order of the...
  • Page 30 Setup Setting Up the Scanner Unlocking the Scanner The scanner must be unlocked before it can be used. The...
  • Page 31 Setup Installing the Automatic Document Feeder To install the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder), perform the following steps. 1 Hold...
  • Page 32 Setup Installing the Scanner The scanner can be installed using two methods: Method A. On top of the printer...
  • Page 33 Setup 3 Match the guide pins to the holes under the scanner, and place the scanner gently onto the...
  • Page 34 Setup Loading Media Loading Paper or Transparencies in the Media Tray The printer uses five different trays: Tray Size...
  • Page 35 Setup 3 Push down on the metal plate until it clicks, locking it in place. Fan the media (paper/transparencies),...
  • Page 36 Setup 5 Place the media in the tray under the hooks. The height of media should not exceed the...
  • Page 37 Setup Margins and Print Area When the image is printed on the media, the image (print area) is a...
  • Page 38 Setup Loading Media in the Multi-purpose Tray The multi-purpose tray (MPT) serves as an additional tray for loading any...
  • Page 39 Setup ■Loading Paper, Transparency, Coated Paper Notes: BReusing media that has been fed through the printer (for example, after...
  • Page 40 Setup 4 Fan the media, and then tap it on a level surface to avoid media jams or skewed...
  • Page 41 Setup ■Loading an Envelope Do not insert more than one envelope at a time. Only black text can be...
  • Page 42 Setup Connecting the System The scanner, printer, and PC (with SCSI-2 board installed) can be installed in different configurations...
  • Page 43 Setup ■Connecting the Scanner to a Computer ( ☞ P. 47) BFunction  Scanning Documents ( ☞ P. 80)...
  • Page 44 Setup DCIS Standard System If a SCSI-2 board has been installed in your computer, be sure it is compatible...
  • Page 45 Setup 4 Make sure the SCSI ID No. of the scanner is 2 and that of the printer is...
  • Page 46 Setup DCIS Stand Alone System 1 Make sure the scanner and printer are turned off. 2 Connect the SCSI...
  • Page 47 Setup Connecting the Scanner to a Computer Note for Terminator setting: BThe terminator must be installed or set to...
  • Page 48 Setup 4A If the scanner is the last device, set its terminator switch (#4) to ON. Go to step...
  • Page 49 Setup Connecting the Printer to a Computer Note for Terminator setting: BThe printer must be the last device in...
  • Page 50 Setup 4 Make sure the terminator switch (#4) of the printer is set to ON (default setting). 5 Connect...
  • Page 51 Setup ■Using a parallel interface cable: If you do not have a parallel interface cable, you will need to...
  • Page 52 Setup Setting the SCSI ID Number, Terminator ■Setting the SCSI ID Number In most cases, there is no need...
  • Page 53 Setup Power On 1 Turn ON the scanner, then the printer. Next turn ON the computer. 2 The scanner...
  • Page 54 Setup Printing a Test Page From the Printer Panel The test page provides general information on printer settings and...
  • Page 55 Setup Installing the KX-PS8000 Software The KX-PS8000 software installation will create the following. BPrinter driver for Windows 3.1, Windows...
  • Page 56 Setup Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows 3.1 1 Start Windows 3.1. 2 Quit all applications. 3...
  • Page 57 Setup Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows 95 1 Start Windows 95. 2 Quit all applications. 3...
  • Page 58 Setup ■Using Plug and Play 1 Turn on the scanner, then the printer. 2 Turn on the computer and...
  • Page 59 Setup Installing the Printer Driver and Utilities for Windows NT 4.0 1 Start Windows NT 4.0. 2 Quit all...
  • Page 60 Setup 11 Click Next> . The Start Copying Files window is displayed. 12 Click Next> . After copying files,...
  • Page 61 Setup Installing the SCSI port: Notes: BIt is recommended that you do not connect the printer directly to the...
  • Page 62 Setup 10 Select CD-ROM drive. 11 Open Drivers, WinNT40, Printer, then select Monitor.inf file. Click Open . The Installing...
  • Page 63 Setup ■Using the Printer in a Network Environment For the server computer: To share the printer with other clients...
  • Page 64 Setup For a client computer: To use the printer connected to the server, perform the following steps after installing...
  • Page 65 Setup 6 Click Browse... . 7 Select the KX-PS8000 printer. 8 Click OK . 9 Click Next> . If...
  • Page 66 Setup ■Removing the Printer Driver 1 Click Start , move the pointer to Settings and click Printers. 2 Select...
  • Page 67 Setup Removing the KX-PS8000 Software If you need to remove the KX-PS8000 software, perform the following steps. ■For Windows...
  • Page 68 Setup Installing the Bundled Software For Windows 3.1: BCorel Photo-Paint 5.0 Plus BTextBridge BPanasonic font manager (in KX-PS8000 CD-ROM)...
  • Page 69 Setup ■For Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0 users: 1 Start Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0. 2 Quit...
  • Page 70 Setup Setting the Color Density The printer panel provides an interface to adjust the density of the toner applied...
  • Page 71 Setup The current density setting for each color is indicated by the line enclosure on the Color Calibration Page...
  • Page 72 Setup 2 Compare the current color density settings on the Color Calibration Page with the color density samples on...
  • Page 73 Setup 4A If you wish to adjust the density for all colors simultaneously, perform the following, then go to...
  • Page 74 Setup 4B If you wish to adjust the density for each color independently, perform the following, then go to...
  • Page 75Basic Operations Before Operation Acceptable Documents The documents that meet the following conditions can be scanned. For scanner glass: ...
  • Page 76 Basic Operations Placing Documents Perform the following and go to page 77 or 80 depending upon the operation. ■Using...
  • Page 77 Basic Operations Duplicating Documents Any acceptable documents (☞ P. 75) can be duplicated. Before you start operation, make sure...
  • Page 78 Basic Operations 3 If you wish to make more than one duplicate, set the number of duplicates using numbers...
  • Page 79 Basic Operations Using the Scanner Panel Scanner Panel INCREASE/NEXT RESET ENTER INCREASE/NEXT STOP START START START B/W COLOR COLOR/ENTER...
  • Page 80 Basic Operations Scanning Documents Any acceptable documents ( ☞ P. 75) can be scanned. ■For Windows 3.1 users: 1...
  • Page 81 Basic Operations 5 Click Select Source... . The Select Source window is displayed. 6 Select Panasonic KX-PS8000 32-bit Driver,...
  • Page 82 Basic Operations Printing a Scanned Document Make sure the document that you wish to print has been selected. ■For...
  • Page 83 Basic Operations Saving a Scanned Document Make sure the document that you wish to save has been selected. ■For...
  • Page 84 Basic Operations Scanner Menu Mode The scanner Menu mode includes a Main menu and a Selection menu that can...
  • Page 85 Basic Operations Main Menu Selection Menu Notes (Upper line in LCD) (Lower line in LCD) Face Up Output Order...
  • Page 86 Basic Operations Jam Recovery After clearing a media jam in the printer: If Jam Recovery is set to On,...
  • Page 87 Basic Operations Outline for Operation Scanner Panel INCREASE/NEXT RESET ENTER INCREASE/NEXT STOP START START B/W COLOR START MODE COLOR/ENTER...
  • Page 88 Basic Operations Printer Menu Mode The printer Menu mode includes a Main menu, Item menu, Selection 1 menu and...
  • Page 89 Basic Operations Main Menu Item Menu Selection 1 Menu Selection 2 Menu System Setting Energy Star ON*1 OFF Auto...
  • Page 90 Basic Operations ■Reset Calibration Setting YES resets the current settings back to the default settings. Note: BThe color density...
  • Page 91 Basic Operations Outline for Operation Printer Panel READY ERORR MENU /EXIT ENTER CANCEL CONTINUE MENU/EXIT I F ENTER 1...
  • Page 92 Basic Operations If you wish to set more items in the same menu, repeat steps 4 to 8 7...
  • Page 93 Care and Maintenance Cleaning Scanner Periodic cleaning of the scanner is recommended. The frequency of cleaning is dependent upon...
  • Page 94 Care and Maintenance Printer Periodic cleaning of the printer is recommended. The frequency of cleaning is dependent upon the...
  • Page 95 Care and Maintenance 4 Gently rotate the paper-pick rollers 180° (the paper-pick rollers are D-shaped) and wipe them with...
  • Page 96 Care and Maintenance 2 Remove the imaging unit: # Loosen the two thumbscrews by turning them counterclockwise. $ Turn...
  • Page 97 Care and Maintenance 3 Use a dry, lint-free cloth to wipe the slot of the sensor. Sensor Slot 4...
  • Page 98 Care and Maintenance User Replaceable Components When the printer panel indicates that a supply needs to be replaced, make...
  • Page 99 Care and Maintenance Printer component Printer panel message Average life Fuser unit *1 Fuser Unit wearing out (Oil supply...
  • Page 100 Care and Maintenance Clearing a Jam Scanner ■When a jam occurs at the document input area: 1 # Open...
  • Page 101 Care and Maintenance ■When a jam occurs at the document output area: 1 # Open the ADF tray. $...
  • Page 102 Care and Maintenance Printer ■Clearing a media jam If the printer has frequent media jams, make sure that you...
  • Page 103 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at A 1A # Open tray. the left side door corresponding to the selected media...
  • Page 104 Care and Maintenance (2nd cassette feeder) 1B # Open the lower left side door. # $ Remove the jammed...
  • Page 105 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at B Open the left side door. 1 Use the green handles to pull out...
  • Page 106 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at C 1 Remove the fuser: # Open the printer front door. $ Turn the...
  • Page 107 Care and Maintenance 2 # Hold the fuser as shown below, and slide it out of the printer. Safety...
  • Page 108 Care and Maintenance 4 # Turn the fuser’s large green knob clockwise. $ Remove the jammed media. # $...
  • Page 109 Care and Maintenance 6 # Open the front door. $ Slide the fuser back into the printer. $ #...
  • Page 110 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at D Safety Caution: BThe fuser is hot. To avoid personal injury, turn off the...
  • Page 111 Care and Maintenance Caution: BIf the fuser knob will not turn, do not force it, or you may damage...
  • Page 112 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at E 1 Remove the jammed media from the output tray.  OR  Pull...
  • Page 113 Care and Maintenance ■Jam at MPT (Multi-purpose tray) 1 Remove the jammed media from the multi-purpose tray. 2 Open...
  • Page 114 Care and Maintenance Troubleshooting Scanner Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action Scanner does not turn AC cord is not Connect...
  • Page 115 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action Scanned image has ADF scanner glass or Clean the ADF scanner...
  • Page 116 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action On the Maintenance The toner is almost Replace the color toner...
  • Page 117 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action On the Maintenance The toner cartridge is Replace the color toner...
  • Page 118 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action On the Maintenance The photosensitive belt Replace the imaging unit. Page,...
  • Page 119 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action On the Maintenance The imaging unit is Replace the imaging unit;...
  • Page 120 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action Light vertical streaks The main charge grid is Replace the imaging...
  • Page 121 Care and Maintenance Trouble Possible Cause Corrective Action The page prints in black Either the image Turn the printer...
  • Page 122 Care and Maintenance ■If you can’t make a print Trouble Corrective Action Printer not operating. Make sure that you...
  • Page 123 Care and Maintenance ■Media problems Trouble Corrective Action Frequent paper- Fan the paper or transparencies before installing them in...
  • Page 124 Care and Maintenance ■Print quality problems Trouble Corrective Action Prints have dull, faded Print the Color Calibration Page from...
  • Page 125 Care and Maintenance Error Messages Scanner LCD Panel Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action ADF top cover open. ADF...
  • Page 126 Care and Maintenance Printer LCD Panel Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action Jam at A A jam has occurred...
  • Page 127 Care and Maintenance Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action Upper Tray Media tray is empty. Install media in the...
  • Page 128 Care and Maintenance Error Message Possible Cause Corrective Action Yellow Toner Yellow toner cartridge Replace the yellow Empty is...
  • Page 129 Care and Maintenance Status Display Program The Status Display program alerts the user to any errors. It displays an...
  • Page 130 Care and Maintenance Scanner Status Dialog Box / # . $ ( ) + , - 0 % &...
  • Page 131 Care and Maintenance / This button provides you additional help. 0 This button changes the Panasonic Scanner Status dialog...
  • Page 132 Care and Maintenance Printer Status Dialog Box / # . $ ( ) + , - 0 % &...
  • Page 133 Care and Maintenance 0 This button changes the Panasonic Printer Status dialog box to the Panasonic Scanner Status dialog...
  • Page 134 Care and Maintenance Repacking It is highly recommended that you keep the original cartons and ALL packing materials. Should...
  • Page 135 Care and Maintenance Packing the Scanner 1 Turn off the scanner. Remove the power cord and all interface cables....
  • Page 136 Care and Maintenance 4 Open the ADF and remove it from the scanner bed by lifting it up. $...
  • Page 137 Care and Maintenance Packing the Printer Note: BIf you do not have the packing for the imaging unit and...
  • Page 138 Care and Maintenance 4 Reinsert the media tray into the printer; use adhesive tape to secure the tray to...
  • Page 139 Care and Maintenance 8 Wrap the imaging unit with a protective black plastic sheet. Caution: BDo not expose the...
  • Page 140 Care and Maintenance 11 # Open the left side door. $ Using the green handles, slide the paper feeder...
  • Page 141 Care and Maintenance 14 Place the transfer unit on newspaper or drop cloth. Rotate the handles down and wrap...
  • Page 142 Care and Maintenance 16 Packing the toner cartridges: # Open the right side door. $ Remove a toner cartridge....
  • Page 143 Care and Maintenance 17 Wipe off any loose toner in and around the printer. Note: BIf a toner vacuum...
  • Page 144 Care and Maintenance 20 Repack any other accessories in the original shipping box. 21 Repack the printer in the...
  • Page 145Appendix Specifications Scanner Power source Refer to the nameplate on the rear of the unit. Temperature Operating: 10°C to 32.5°C...
  • Page 146 Appendix Resolution Flatbed Horizontal Line: Optical 600 dpi 30-2400 dpi (1 dpi step) by hardware interpolation 2401-9600 dpi (1...
  • Page 147 Appendix Printer Power source Refer to the nameplate on the rear of the unit. Temperature Operating: 10°C to 32.5°C...
  • Page 148 Appendix Paper output Up to 500 sheets [75 g/m2 (20 lbs.)] Resolution 600 x 600 dpi 1200 x 1200...
  • Page 149 Appendix Printing: Printable without Total Memory Selectable Print Quality Mode Memory Overflow 16 MB Fast (300 dpi) Letter, A4,...
  • Page 150 Appendix Media ■Media Sizes Medium Size Dimensions Paper Letter 216 mm x 279 mm (8.5″ x 11″) A4 210...
  • Page 151 Appendix ■Paper Weight The printer is designed to work well with most types of paper. However, differences in paper...
  • Page 152 Appendix ■Transparencies and Labels You may also print on transparencies and labels that are made for the printer. Panasonic...
  • Page 153 Appendix ■Envelopes It is recommended that you print in black text only and purchase high quality #10 or larger...
  • Page 154 Appendix Do not attempt to print on any of the following types of envelopes. These may cause damage to...
  • Page 155 Appendix Duplicate Document Size Original document size: Flatbed: Max. Legal (216 mm x 356 mm) ADF: 100 mm x...
  • Page 156 Appendix Software Windows Version BWindows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 (Intel only) TWAIN Scanner Driver Printer Driver Digital...
  • Page 157 Appendix SCSI Interface The Panasonic DCIS SCSI interface is based on fast SCSI-2 ANSI standard. Specifications Connector Type 50-Pin...
  • Page 158 Appendix Parallel Interface The parallel interface is based on the IEEE P1284-C standard. If your computer has a parallel...
  • Page 159Index A Documents Acceptable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 160 Index L Part names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 161 Index S T Saving a scanned document . . . . . . . . . . . ....