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Lexmark 21J0311 - Laser Multifunction Printer Printing Manual

22G0915 - Education Station B/W Laser 450dn - E B/W Laser Printer Monochrome Laser E450DN - E 450dn B/W Laser Printer

Made by: Lexmark
Type: Printing Guide
Category: All in One Printer
Pages: 17
Size: 0.29 MB

 

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Printing guide

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Printing guide

Get the most from the printer by properly loading the trays, and setting the types and sizes for media.

Loading paper

General guidelines

Do not overload the media sources. 

Make sure the stack height does not exceed the maximum height indicated by the labels on the guides. 
Overloading may cause jams.

Never mix media types within a tray.

Loading standard 250-sheet tray

Do not remove a tray while a job is printing or while the control panel indicator light is blinking. Doing so may 
cause a jam.

1 Remove the tray.

Note:

To load legal or folio size paper, extend the length of the paper tray. See “Extending the tray for legal 
or folio size paper” for instructions.

 


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Printing guide

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2 Squeeze the side guide tab, and slide the guide to outside of the tray.

3 Squeeze the rear guide tab, and slide the guide to the correct position for the size media you are loading.

4 Flex the sheets back and forth to loosen them, then fan them. Do not fold or crease the print media. 

Straighten the edges on a level surface.

5 Load print media in the tray.

Note:

Load letterhead paper with the design side facing down. The top edge of the sheet with the logo 
should be placed at the front of the tray.

Make sure the print media is below the max fill tabs on the side guides. Overloading may cause jams.

 


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Printing guide

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6 Squeeze the side guide tab, and slide the guide until it lightly rests against the edge of the media.

7 Insert the tray.

8 Extend the paper support on the output bin.

 


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Printing guide

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Extending the tray for legal or folio size paper

To load legal or folio size paper, extend the paper tray. You may also attach an optional dust cover on the back of 
the printer to protect the tray while it is extended.

1 Press down on the latch at the back of the tray.

2 Expand the tray until the extender locks into place.

Attaching the dust cover

The dust cover helps protect the paper tray from the environment. It also keeps the tray from being knocked out 
of position while it is extended.

Note:

This feature may not be available for all models.

Attach an optional dust cover to the back of the printer by aligning the tabs on the cover to the holes on the printer, 
then 

snap

 the cover into place.

 


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Printing guide

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Setting the Paper Type and Paper Size

After setting the Paper Type and Paper Size to the correct values for the type and size used in the trays, then any 
trays containing the same size and type are automatically linked by the printer.

Note:

If the size of the media you are loading is the same size of the media previously loaded, do not  
change the Paper Size setting.

To set the paper type or size:

1 Press 

 on the control panel.

2 Press  

until  

Paper Menu 

appears, and then press 

.

3 Press  

until  

Paper Size/Type 

appears, and then press 

.

4 Press  

until  

Tray <x> Size/Type 

appears, and then press 

.

5 Press 

 until the 

 appears next to the media size you loaded, and then press 

.

6 Press 

 until the media type you loaded appears, and then press 

.

7 Press 

 repeatedly to return to the 

Ready

 state.

Printing on specialty media

Print media

 is paper, card stock, transparencies, labels, and envelopes. The last four are sometimes referred to 

as 

specialty media

. Follow these instructions to print on specialty media.

1 Load the print media as specified for the tray being used. See “Loading paper” on page 1 for help.

2 From the printer control panel, set the Paper Type and Paper Size according to the media you loaded. For 

more information, see the 

User’s Guide

 on the 

Software and Documentation

CD that shipped with the 

printer.

3 From the computer software application, set the paper type, size, and source according to the media you 

loaded.

a

From a word processor, spreadsheet, browser, or other application, select 

File

Æ

 

Print

.

b

Click 

Properties

 (or 

Options

Printer

, or 

Setup

, depending on the application) to view the printer driver 

settings.

c

Select the tray containing the specialty media from the 

Form Source

 list box.

d

Select the media type (transparencies, envelopes, and so on) from the 

Media Type

 list box.

e

Select the size of the specialty media from the 

Form Type

 list box.

4 Click 

OK

, and then send the print job as usual.

For more information

For information on

See

Print media

Media Guide available in the Help Menu

Loading the manual feeder

User’s Guide

 on the 

Software and Documentation

CD

Loading the 550-sheet drawer

 


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Supplies guide

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Supplies guide

The following table lists the part numbers for ordering supply items:

For information about conserving supplies, see the 

User’s Guide

 on the 

Software and Documentation

CD.

Part number

Description

Average cartridge yield

World Wide

E250X22G

Photoconductor kit

Up to 30,000 standard pages

1

For the USA and Canada

3

E450A21A

Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H21A

High Yield Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

E450A11A

Return Program Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H11A

High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

For Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

4

E450A21E

Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H21E

High Yield Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

E450A11E

Return Program Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H11E

High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

For the Asia Pacific Region

5

E450A21P

Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H21P

High Yield Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

E450A11P

Return Program Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H11P

High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

For Latin America

6

E450A21L

Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H21L

High Yield Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

E450A11L

Return Program Print Cartridge

6,000 standard pages

2

E450H11L

High Yield Return Program Print Cartridge

11,000 standard pages

2

Approximately 5% coverage.

Declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752.

Designed for use only in the USA and Canada.

Designed for use only in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Designed for use only in Asia Pacific Region, Australia, and New Zealand.

Designed for use only in Latin America.

 


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Print media guide
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Print media guide

The printer supports the following print media sizes. Select custom sizes up to the maximum specified for the 
Universal setting.

Legend:

 — supported

— unsupported

Media size

Dimensions

250-sheet tray

Manual feeder

Optional 550-sheet drawer

A4

210 x 297 mm
(8.27 x 11.7 in.)

A5*

148 x 210 mm
(5.83 x 8.27 in.)

A6

105 x 148 mm

( 4.13 x 5.83 in.)

JIS B5

182 x 257 mm
(7.17 x 10.1 in.)

Letter

215.9 x 279.4 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.)

Legal

215.9 x 355.6 mm
(8.5 x 14 in.)

Executive

184.2 x 266.7 mm
(7.25 x 10.5 in.)

Folio

216 x 330 mm
(8.5 x 13 in.)

Statement

139.7 x 215.9 mm
(5.5 x 8.5 in.)

Universal*

98.4 x 89.0 mm to 
297.0 x 431.8 mm
(3.9 x 3.5 in. to 11.7 x 17.0 in.)

7 ¾ Envelope
(Monarch)

98.4 x 190.5 mm 
(3.875 x 7.5 in.)

Com 9 
Envelope

98.4 x 225.4 mm 
(3.88 x 8.88 in.)

Com 10 
Envelope

104.8 x 241.3 mm 
(4.12 x 9.5 in.)

DL Envelope

110 x 220 mm
(4.33 x 8.66 in.)

C5 Envelope

162 x 229 mm
(6.38 x 9.01 in.)

B5 Envelope

176 x 250 mm
(6.93 x 9.84 in.)

* Universal size ranges:

– 250-sheet tray: 89–216 x 210–356 mm (3.5–8.5 x 8.27–14.0 in.)
– 550-sheet drawer: 148–216 x 210–356 mm (5.83–8.5 x 8.27–14.0 in.)
– Manual feeder: 76–216 x 127–356 mm (3.0–8.5 x 5.0–14.0 in.) (includes 3 x 5 in. cards)

 


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Print media guide
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Storing print media

Use the following guidelines for proper print media storage. These help avoid media feeding problems and uneven 
print quality:

For best results, store media in an environment where the temperature is approximately 21°C (70°F) and 
the relative humidity is 40%.

Most label manufacturers recommend printing in a temperature range of 18 to 24°C (65 to 75°F) with a 
relative humidity of 40 to 60%.

Store cartons of media on a pallet or shelf, rather than directly on the floor.

When storing individual packages of media out of the original carton, make sure they rest on a flat surface 
so the edges do not buckle or curl.

Do not place anything on top of the media packages.

Store paper in its original wrapper until you load it into the printer.

Avoiding jams

The following hints can help avoid jams:

Use only recommended paper or specialty media (referred to as print media).

Do not overload the print media sources. Make sure the stack height does not exceed the maximum height 
indicated by the stack line on the labels in the sources.

Do not load wrinkled, creased, damp, or curled print media.

Flex, fan, and straighten print media before you load it. If jams do occur with print media, try feeding one 
sheet at a time through the manual feeder.

Do not use print media that you have cut or trimmed yourself.

Do not mix media sizes, weights, or types in the same print media source.

Make sure the recommended print side is loaded in the source according to your simplex or duplex needs.

Keep media stored in an acceptable environment. See “Storing print media”.

Do not move or remove trays during a print job.

Push all trays in firmly after loading them.

Make sure the guides in the trays are properly positioned for the size of print media you have loaded. Make 
sure the guides are not placed too tightly against the stack of print media.

Make sure all cables that connect to the printer are correctly attached. See the Setup sheet for more 
information.

If a jam occurs, clear the entire media path. See the User’s Guide on the Software and Documentation CD 
for information on the media path.

 


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Print defects guide

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Print defects guide

Note:

If the defect appears on the printed side of a single-sided print 
job, replace the 

toner cartridge

 before replacing the

 fuser.

Replace the 

fuser

Replace the 

transfer roller

Match a set of repeating defects on a print job to the marks on one of the vertical lines. The line that best 
matches the defects on the print job indicates which particular part may be causing the defect.

For example, the distance between these two marks represents 
a repeating defect that occurs every 38.2 mm (1.5 in.), which 
means the charge rollers may need to be replaced.

95.5 mm
(3.76 in.)

51.7 mm
(2.04 in.)

Replace the 

charge rollers

38.2 mm

(1.5 in.)

79.8 mm
(3.14 in.)

Replace the 

toner cartridge

47.8 mm

(1.88 in.)

96.8 mm

(3.81 in.)

Developer roll 

defect

Photoconductor 

defect

Backup roller 

defect

Fuser belt 

defect

 


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Menu map

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Menu map

A number of menus are available on the control panel to make it easy to change printer settings. The following 
menu map shows the menus and menu items available. For more information about menu items, see the 

Menus 

and Messages Guide

 on the 

Software and Documentation

CD. Some menu items may not be available based on 

the printer model or options installed.

Help

Printing Guide
Supplies Guide
Media Guide
Print Defects
Menu Map
Information Guide
Connection Guide
Moving Guide

Paper Menu

Default Source
Paper Size/Type
Substitute Size
Paper Texture
Paper Weight
Paper Loading
Custom Types
Universal Setup

Reports

Menu Settings Page
Device Statistics
Network Setup Page
Profiles List
Print Fonts 
Print Demo

Security

Job Expiration

Settings

Setup Menu
Finishing Menu
Quality Menu
Utilities Menu
PostScript Menu
PCL Emul Menu

Network/Ports

TCP/IP
Standard Network
Standard USB 
AppleTalk

 


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Menu map

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Understanding the control panel

The control panel consists of these items:

A 4-line, liquid crystal display (LCD) that can show both graphics and text.

Eight buttons: Back, Menu, Stop, Select, 

, and 

.

Indicator light

Button or control panel 
item

Function

1 Back 

Press the 

Back

 button to return to the last screen you viewed.

Note:

Changes made on a screen will not be applied if you press the 

Back

 button.

2 Menu 

Press the 

Menu

 button to open the menu index.

Note:

The printer must be in the 

Ready

 state to access the menu index. A message 

indicating the menus are unavailable will appear if the printer is not ready.

3 Stop 

Press the 

Stop

 button to stop the mechanical operation of the printer. After pressing 

Stop

the message 

Stopping

 appears. When the printer has stopped, the status line in the 

control panel will show 

Stopped

, and a list of options will appear.

2

3

4

5

6

6

7

1

 


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Menu map

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For more information on the control panel, see the 

User’s Guide

 on the 

Software and Documentation

 CD.

4 Indicator light

A two-toned LED is used on the control panel, one color being green and the other being 
red. The lights indicate whether the printer power is on, the printer is busy, idle, processing a 
job, or requires operator intervention.

5 and 6 Navigation 
buttons

The Up or Down buttons are used to move up and down lists.

When navigating through a list using the 

Up

 or 

Down

 button, the cursor moves 

one line at a time. Pressing the 

Down

 button at the bottom of the screen changes 

the screen to the next whole page.

The Left or Right buttons are used to move within a screen such as moving from 
one menu index item to another. They are also used to scroll through text that will 
not fit on the screen.

The Select button is used to initiate action on a selection. Press 

Select

 when the 

cursor appears next to the selection you want such as following a link, submitting 
a configuration item, or when you want to start or cancel a job.

7 Display

The display shows messages and graphics describing the current state of the printer and 
indicating possible printer problems you must resolve.

The top line of the display is the header line. If applicable, it will contain the graphic 
indicating the 

Back

 button can be used. It will also display the current status and the 

Supplies (Warnings) status. If multiple warnings are present, each warning will be 
separated by a comma.

The other three lines of the display are the body of the screen. This is where you view 
printer status, supplies messages, show-me screens, and make selections.

Button or control panel 
item

Function

Status

Indicates

Off

Power is off.

Solid green

Printer is on, but idle.

Flashing green

Printer is warming up, processing data, or printing a job.

Solid red

Operator intervention is required.

 


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Information guide

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Information guide

There are numerous publications available to help you 
understand the printer and its functions.

Help Menu pages

There are Help Menu pages resident in the printer. 
Select to print each individually, or select 

Print All

 

to print all of them.

Setup sheet

The 

Setup

 sheet packaged with the printer provides 

information about setting up the printer and its options.

Software and Documentation CD

The 

Software and Documentation

CD which was 

shipped with your printer contains a 

User’s Guide

Setup 

sheet, 

Menus and Messages Guide

, and a copy 

of the Help Menu pages.

The 

User’s Guide

 provides information about loading 

media, ordering supplies, troubleshooting, clearing 
jams, and removing options. It also includes 
administrative support information.

The 

Menus and Messages Guide

 provides information 

to change the printer settings. It describes the menus 
available, the menu items under each menu, and the 
values available.

Lexmark’s Web site

Copies of the 

User’s Guide

Setup 

sheet, 

Menus and 

Messages Guide

, and Help Menu pages are available 

on the Lexmark Web site at 

www.lexmark.com

.

Other languages

The 

User’s Guide

Menus and Messages Guide

, and 

Help Menu pages are also available in other 
languages on the 

Software and Documentation

CD.

Menu Item:

Use it to:

Printing Guide

Load media into the printer.

Supplies Guide

Order supplies.

Media Guide

See what types of media are 
supported by the printer.

Print Defects

Prints the Print Defect sheet.

Menu Map

View all menus and menu 
items available.

Information Guide

(this page)

Locate additional 
information.

Connection Guide

Connect the printer as a 
local or network printer.

Moving Guide

Safely move the printer.

 


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Connection guide

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Connection guide

Note:

For local printing, you must install the printer software (drivers) before connecting the USB cable.

Installing printer and software for local printing using Windows

1 Launch the 

Software and Documentation

CD that shipped with the printer.

2 Click 

Install Printer and Software

.

Note:

Some Windows operating systems require that you have administrative access to install printer 
software (drivers) on the computer.

3 Click 

Agree 

to accept the license agreement.

4 Select 

Suggested

, and then click 

Next

.

The Suggested option is the default installation for local setup. If you need to install utilities, change 
settings, or customize device drivers, select 

Custom. 

Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

5 Select 

Local Attach

, and click 

Finish

Note:

It may take a few minutes for the drivers to completely load.

6 Close the drivers CD installer application.

7 Connect the USB or parallel cable. If using USB, be sure to match the USB symbol on the cable to the USB 

symbol on the printer.

Note:

Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating 
systems support USB connections. Some UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh computers also support 
USB connections. See the computer operating system documentation to see if your system 
supports USB.

8 Plug one end of the printer power cord into the socket at the back of the printer and the other end into a 

properly grounded outlet.

9 Turn on the printer.

Plugging in the USB cable and turning on the printer prompts the Windows operating system to run the plug 
and play screens to install the printer as a new hardware device. The installation of printer software (drivers) 
done in step 1 should satisfy the plug and play requirements. When plug and play is finished, a printer 
object will appear in your Printers folder. 

Note:

After the printer completes its internal tests, the 

Ready 

message indicates that the printer is ready 

to receive jobs. If you see a message other than 

Ready

 on the display, see the 

Software and 

Documentation

CD for instructions on clearing the message.

10 Send a test page to print.

Using a parallel cable

For instructions, see the 

Setup Sheet

 that shipped with the printer.

Local printing with Mac or UNIX/Linux

For detailed instructions, see the documentation that came with your operating system.

 


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Connection guide

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Installing printer and software for network printing using Windows

1 Make sure the printer is turned off and unplugged from the wall outlet.

2 Connect the printer to a LAN drop or hub using an ethernet cable that is compatible with your network. 

3 Plug one end of the printer power cord into the socket at the back of the printer and the other end into a 

properly grounded outlet.

4 Turn on the printer.

Note:

After the printer completes its internal tests, the 

Ready 

message indicates that the printer is ready 

to receive jobs. If you see a message other than 

Ready

 on the display, see the 

Software and 

Documentation

CD for instructions on clearing the message.

5 Go to a computer on the same network, and launch the drivers CD that shipped with the printer.

6 Click 

Install Printer and Software

.

7 Click 

Agree

 to accept the license agreement.

8 Select 

Suggested

, and then click 

Next

.

9 Select 

Network Attach

, and then click 

Next

.

10 Select your printer model from the list, and then click 

Next

.

11 Select your printer port from the list, and then click 

Finish

 to complete the installation. A printer object is 

created in the Printers folder on the computer.

If your printer port is not listed, click 

Add Port

. Enter the information requested to create a new printer port. 

Select the option to create an Enhanced TCP/IP Network Port. Other port options will not give you full 
functionality.

12 Send a test page to print.

Network printing using Mac, UNIX/Linux, or NetWare

For information about this support, see the 

User’s Guide

 on the 

Software and Documentation

CD that shipped 

with the printer.

 You can find some additional information on the 

Software and Documentation

CD that shipped with the printer. 

Launch the CD, and click 

View Documentation

.

 


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Moving the printer

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Moving the printer

Follow these guidelines to move the printer to another location.

Always turn off the printer using the power switch before moving it.

Disconnect the power cord from the wall before disconnecting it from the printer.

Disconnect all cords and cables from the printer before moving it.

Remove the optional tray before moving the printer. 

Note:

Damage to the printer caused by improper moving is not covered by the printer warranty.

Moving the printer and options to another location

If the printer must be moved over an uneven surface, it should first be lifted away from these options prior to 
moving.

The printer and options can be safely moved to another location by following these precautions:

Keep the printer in an upright position.

Any cart used to move the printer must have a surface able to support the full footprint of the printer. Any 
cart used to move the options must have a surface able to support the dimensions of the options.

Severe jarring movements may cause damage to the printer and options, and must be avoided.

CAUTION:

Follow these guidelines to avoid injuring yourself or damaging the printer: