Brother HL-3150CDW manual

View a manual of the Brother HL-3150CDW below. All manuals on ManualsCat.com can be viewed completely free of charge. By using the 'Select a language' button, you can choose the language of the manual you want to view.

  • Brand: Brother
  • Product: Printer
  • Model/name: HL-3150CDW
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, German, Dutch

Table of Contents

Page: 0
User’s Guide
Brother Color Printer
HL-3140CW
HL-3150CDW
HL-3170CDW
For visually-impaired users
You can read this manual with Screen Reader ‘text-to-speech’ software.
You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the machine.
Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the machine. You can find a printed copy in the box.
Please read this User’s Guide thoroughly before you use the machine.
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support, the latest driver updates and utilities,
and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical questions.
Note: Not all models are available in all countries.
Version 0
UK/IRE
Page: 1
i
User's Guides and where do I find them?
Which Guide? What's in it? Where is it?
Product Safety Guide Read this Guide first. Read the Safety Instructions
before you set up your machine. See this Guide for
trademarks and legal limitations.
Printed / In the box
Quick Setup Guide Follow the instructions for setting up your machine
and installing the drivers and software for the
operating system and connection type you are using.
Printed / In the box
User’s Guide Learn the print operations, how to replace
consumables, and performing routine maintenance.
See troubleshooting tips.
PDF file / CD-ROM / In the box
Network User's Guide This Guide provides useful information about wired
and wireless network settings and security settings
using the Brother machine. You can also find
supported protocol information for your machine and
detailed troubleshooting tips.
PDF file / CD-ROM / In the box
Wi-Fi Direct™ Guide This Guide provides information about how to
configure and use your Brother machine for wireless
printing directly from a mobile device supporting the
Wi-Fi Direct™ standard.
PDF file / Brother Solutions Center
at http://solutions.brother.com/
Google Cloud Print
Guide
This Guide provides information about how to
configure your Brother machine to a Google account
and use Google Cloud Print services for printing over
the Internet.
PDF file / Brother Solutions Center
at http://solutions.brother.com/
Mobile Print/Scan
Guide for Brother
iPrint&Scan
This Guide provides useful information about printing
from your mobile device and scanning from your
Brother machine to your mobile device when
connected on a Wi-Fi network.
PDF file / Brother Solutions Center
at http://solutions.brother.com/
AirPrint Guide This Guide provides information for using AirPrint to
print from OS X v10.7.x, 10.8.x, your iPhone, iPod
touch, iPad, or other iOS device to your Brother
machine without installing a printer driver.
PDF file / Brother Solutions Center
at http://solutions.brother.com/
Page: 2
ii
Using the documentation
Thank you for buying a Brother machine! Reading the documentation will help you make the most of your
machine.
Symbols and conventions used in the documentation
The following symbols and conventions are used throughout the documentation.
NOTE
If you are using a tablet running Windows®
8, you can make your selections either by tapping the screen
or by clicking with your mouse.
WARNING WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injuries.
IMPORTANT IMPORTANT indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in damage to property or loss of product functionality.
NOTE Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give tips
about how the operation works with other features.
Electrical Hazard icons alert you to possible electrical shocks.
Fire Hazard icons alert you to the possibility of a fire.
Hot Surface icons warn you not to touch machine parts that are hot.
Prohibition icons indicate actions that must not be performed.
Bold Bold style identifies keys on the machine control panel or computer screen.
Italics Italicized style emphasizes an important point or refers you to a related topic.
Courier New Courier New font identifies the messages shown on the LCD of the machine.
Page: 3
iii
1 Printing Methods 1
About this Machine ....................................................................................................................................1
Front view and Back view....................................................................................................................1
Acceptable paper and other print media....................................................................................................2
Recommended paper and print media ................................................................................................2
Type and size of paper........................................................................................................................2
Handling and using special paper .......................................................................................................4
Unprintable area when printing from a computer ................................................................................7
Loading paper............................................................................................................................................8
Loading paper and print media............................................................................................................8
Loading paper in the standard paper tray............................................................................................8
Loading paper in the Manual feed slot ..............................................................................................12
2-sided printing ........................................................................................................................................20
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper .............................................................................20
Automatic 2-sided printing (HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW).........................................................21
Manual 2-sided printing .....................................................................................................................23
2 Driver and Software 24
Printer driver ............................................................................................................................................24
Printing a document...........................................................................................................................25
Printer driver settings.........................................................................................................................26
Windows®
................................................................................................................................................27
Accessing the printer driver settings..................................................................................................27
Features in the Windows®
printer driver............................................................................................28
Basic tab............................................................................................................................................28
Advanced tab.....................................................................................................................................36
Print Profiles tab ................................................................................................................................45
Device Settings tab............................................................................................................................47
Support..............................................................................................................................................48
Features in the BR-Script3 printer driver (PostScript®
3™ language emulation) .............................50
Uninstalling the printer driver.............................................................................................................58
Status Monitor ...................................................................................................................................59
Macintosh ................................................................................................................................................61
Features in the printer driver (Macintosh)..........................................................................................61
Choosing page setup options............................................................................................................61
Features in the BR-Script3 printer driver (PostScript®
3™ language emulation) ............................72
Removing the printer driver ...............................................................................................................77
Status Monitor ...................................................................................................................................78
Software ..................................................................................................................................................80
Software for networks .......................................................................................................................80
Table of Contents
Page: 4
iv
3 General Information 81
Control panel ...........................................................................................................................................81
Control panel overview......................................................................................................................81
LED indications..................................................................................................................................83
Machine status messages.................................................................................................................83
Menu table.........................................................................................................................................84
Reprinting documents..............................................................................................................................97
Reprinting the last job........................................................................................................................97
How to reprint the last job..................................................................................................................97
Printing Secure data ................................................................................................................................98
Secure data .......................................................................................................................................98
How to print Secure data ...................................................................................................................98
Security features......................................................................................................................................99
Secure Function Lock 2.0..................................................................................................................99
Setting Lock.......................................................................................................................................99
Ecology features....................................................................................................................................101
Toner Save......................................................................................................................................101
Sleep Time ......................................................................................................................................101
Deep Sleep mode............................................................................................................................101
Auto Power Off ................................................................................................................................102
Colour Correction...................................................................................................................................103
Frequency........................................................................................................................................103
Colour Calibration............................................................................................................................103
Auto Registration .............................................................................................................................104
4 Routine Maintenance 105
Replacing consumable items.................................................................................................................105
Replacing the toner cartridges.........................................................................................................109
Replacing the drum units.................................................................................................................118
Replacing the belt unit.....................................................................................................................127
Replacing the waste toner box ........................................................................................................132
Cleaning and Checking the machine.....................................................................................................139
Cleaning the outside of the machine ...............................................................................................139
Cleaning the LED head ...................................................................................................................141
Cleaning the corona wires...............................................................................................................142
Cleaning the drum unit ....................................................................................................................146
Cleaning the paper pick-up roller.....................................................................................................152
Packing and shipping the machine........................................................................................................153
5 Troubleshooting 156
Identifying your problem ........................................................................................................................156
Error and maintenance messages.........................................................................................................157
Paper jams ......................................................................................................................................162
If you are having difficulty with your machine ........................................................................................172
Improving the print quality......................................................................................................................176
Machine Information ..............................................................................................................................184
Checking the Serial Number............................................................................................................184
Default settings................................................................................................................................184
Page: 5
v
A Appendix 186
Machine specifications...........................................................................................................................186
General............................................................................................................................................186
Print media ......................................................................................................................................188
Printer..............................................................................................................................................189
Interface...........................................................................................................................................190
Network (LAN).................................................................................................................................191
Computer requirements...................................................................................................................192
Important information for choosing your paper................................................................................193
Consumable Items...........................................................................................................................194
Brother numbers....................................................................................................................................195
B Index 196
Page: 6
1
1
1
About this Machine 1
Front view and Back view 1
1 Face-down output tray support flap (support flap)
2 Control panel with a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
3 Manual feed slot cover
4 Paper tray
5 Face-down output tray
6 Manual Feed Slot
7 Top cover
8 Back cover (Face-up output tray when open)
9 AC power connector
10 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX (HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW)
11 USB port
NOTE
Most of the illustrations in this User’s Guide show the HL-3170CDW.
Printing Methods 1
1
2
3 4
5
6
9
8
10
11
7
Page: 7
Printing Methods
2
1
Acceptable paper and other print media 1
Print quality may vary according to the type of paper you are using.
You can use the following types of print media: plain paper, thin paper, thick paper, thicker paper, bond paper,
recycled paper, labels, envelopes or Glossy paper (see Print media on page 188).
For best results, follow the instructions below:
 DO NOT put different types of paper in the paper tray at the same time because it may cause paper jams
or misfeeds.
 For correct printing, you must choose the same paper size from your software application as the paper in
the tray.
 Avoid touching the printed surface of the paper immediately after printing.
 Before you buy a lot of paper, test a small quantity to make sure that the paper is appropriate for the
machine.
Recommended paper and print media 1
Type and size of paper 1
The machine feeds paper from the installed standard paper tray or the manual feed slot.
The names for the paper trays in the printer driver and this Guide are as follows:
Paper Type Item
Plain paper Xerox Premier TCF 80 g/m2
Xerox Business 80 g/m2
Recycled paper Xerox Recycled Supreme 80 g/m2
Labels Avery laser label L7163
Envelopes Antalis River series (DL)
Glossy paper Xerox Colotech+ Gloss Coated 120g/m2
Tray Name
Paper tray Tray 1
Manual feed slot Manual
Page: 8
Printing Methods
3
1
Paper capacity of the paper trays 1
1 Folio size is 215.9 mm x 330.2 mm.
Recommended paper specifications 1
The following paper specifications are appropriate for this machine.
 Use plain paper that is suitable for laser/LED machines to make copies.
 Use paper that is 75 to 90 g/m2
.
 Use long grain paper with a neutral Ph value, and a moisture content of approx. 5%.
 This machine can use recycled paper that meets DIN 19309 specifications.
(Before you put paper in this machine, see Important information for choosing your paper on page 193.)
Paper size Paper types No. of sheets
Paper Tray
(Tray 1)
A4, Letter, Legal, B5 (JIS),
Executive, A5,
A5 (Long Edge), A6, Folio 1
Plain paper, Thin paper and
Recycled paper
up to 250 sheets
(80 g/m2
)
Manual feed slot Width:
76.2 to 216 mm
Length:
116 to 355.6 mm
Plain paper, Thin paper,
Thick paper, Thicker paper,
Bond paper, Recycled paper,
Envelopes, Labels and
Glossy Paper
1 sheet
1 Envelope
Basis weight 75-90 g/m2
Thickness 80-110 μm
Roughness Higher than 20 sec.
Stiffness 90-150 cm3/100
Grain direction Long grain
Volume resistivity 10e9
-10e11
ohm
Surface resistivity 10e9
-10e12
ohm-cm
Filler CaCO3 (Neutral)
Ash content Below 23 wt%
Brightness Higher than 80%
Opacity Higher than 85%
Page: 9
Printing Methods
4
1
Handling and using special paper 1
The machine is designed to work well with most types of xerographic and bond paper. However, some paper
variables may have an effect on print quality or handling reliability. Always test samples of paper before
purchasing to ensure desirable performance. Store paper in its original packaging and keep it sealed. Keep
the paper flat and away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat.
Some important guidelines when selecting paper are:
 DO NOT use inkjet paper because it may cause a paper jam or damage your machine.
 Preprinted paper must use ink that can withstand the temperature of the machine’s fusing process 200 °C.
 If you use bond paper, paper having a rough surface or paper that is wrinkled or creased, the paper may
exhibit degraded performance.
Types of paper to avoid 1
IMPORTANT
Some types of paper may not perform well or may cause damage to your machine.
DO NOT use paper:
• that is highly textured
• that is extremely smooth or shiny
• that is curled or warped
1 A curl of 2 mm or greater may cause jams to occur.
• that is coated or has a chemical finish
• that is damaged, creased or folded
• that exceeds the recommended weight specification in this guide
• with tabs and staples
• with letterheads using low temperature dyes or thermography
• that is multipart or carbonless
• that is designed for inkjet printing
If you use any of the types of paper listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage is not
covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.
1
1
Page: 10
Printing Methods
5
1
Envelopes 1
Most envelopes can be used with your machine. However, some envelopes may have feed and print-quality
problems because of the way they have been made. Envelopes should have edges with straight,
well-creased folds. Envelopes should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy construction. Use only quality
envelopes from a supplier who understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser machine.
We recommend that you print a test envelope to make sure the print results are what you want.
Types of envelopes to avoid 1
IMPORTANT
DO NOT use envelopes:
• that are damaged, curled, wrinkled or an unusual shape
• that are extremely shiny or textured
• with clasps, staples, snaps or tie strings
• with self-adhesive closures
• that are of a baggy construction
• that are not sharply creased
• that are embossed (have raised writing on them)
• that were previously printed by a laser/LED printer
• that are pre-printed on the inside
• that cannot be arranged neatly when stacked
• that are made of paper that weighs more than the paper weight specifications for the machine
• with edges that are not straight or consistently square
• with windows, holes, cut-outs or perforations
• with glue on surface as shown in figure below
• with double flaps as shown in figure below
• with sealing flaps that are not folded down when purchased
Page: 11
Printing Methods
6
1
• with each side folded as shown in figure below
If you use any of the types of envelopes listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage may
not be covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.
Labels 1
Most labels can be used with your machine. Labels should have an adhesive that is acrylic-based since this
material is more stable at the high temperatures in the fuser unit. Adhesives should not come in contact with
any part of the machine, because the label stock may stick to the drum units or rollers and cause jams and
print quality problems. No adhesive should be exposed between the labels. Labels should be arranged so
that they cover the entire length and width of the sheet. Using labels with spaces may result in labels peeling
off and causing serious jams or print problems.
All labels used in this machine must be able to withstand a temperature of 200 °C for a period of 0.1 seconds.
Types of labels to avoid 1
Do not use labels that are damaged, curled, wrinkled or an unusual shape.
IMPORTANT
• DO NOT feed part used label sheets. The exposed carrier sheet will damage your machine.
• DO NOT reuse or insert labels that have previously been used or are missing a few labels on the sheet.
• Label sheets should not exceed the paper weight specifications described in this User’s Guide. Labels
exceeding this specification may not feed or print correctly and may cause damage to your machine.
Page: 12
Printing Methods
7
1
Unprintable area when printing from a computer 1
The figures below show maximum unprintable areas. The unprintable areas may vary depending on the
paper size or settings in the application you are using.
Usage Document
Size
Top (1)
Bottom (3)
Left (2)
Right (4)
Print Letter 4.23 mm 4.23 mm
A4 4.23 mm 4.23 mm
Legal 4.23 mm 4.23 mm
1
3
2 4
Page: 13
Printing Methods
8
1
Loading paper 1
Loading paper and print media 1
The machine can feed paper from the standard paper tray or the manual feed slot.
When you put paper into the paper tray, note the following:
 If your application software supports paper size selection on the print menu, you can select it through the
software. If your application software does not support it, you can set the paper size in the printer driver or
by using the control panel keys.
Loading paper in the standard paper tray 1
Load up to 250 sheets of paper in the standard paper tray (Tray 1). Paper can be loaded up to the maximum
paper mark ( ) which is identified on the right side of the paper tray. (For the recommended paper to use,
see Acceptable paper and other print media on page 2.)
Printing on plain paper, thin paper or recycled paper from Tray 1 1
a Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine.
Page: 14
Printing Methods
9
1
b While pressing the green paper-guide release levers (1), slide the paper guides to fit the paper you are
loading in the tray. Make sure that the guides are firmly in the slots.
c Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
1
Page: 15
Printing Methods
10
1
d Put paper in the tray and make sure:
 The paper is below the maximum paper mark ( ) (1).
Over filling the paper tray will cause paper jams.
 The side to be printed on is face down.
 The paper guides touch the sides of the paper so it will feed correctly.
e Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Make sure that it is completely inserted into the machine.
f Lift up the support flap (1) to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray, or remove each
page as soon as it comes out of the machine.
1
1
Page: 16
Printing Methods
11
1
g Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
For the acceptable paper sizes, see Type and size of paper on page 2.
 Media Type
 Paper Source
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
NOTE
The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version.
h Send the print data to the machine.
A4 Letter Legal Executive A5
B5 JIS B5 Folio A5 Long Edge A6
Plain Paper Thin Paper Recycled Paper
Tray1
Page: 17
Printing Methods
12
1
Loading paper in the Manual feed slot 1
(For the recommended paper to use, see Acceptable paper and other print media on page 2.)
NOTE
The machine turns on the Manual Feed mode when you put paper in the manual feed slot.
Printing on plain paper, thin paper, recycled paper or bond paper from the Manual feed slot1
a Lift up the support flap (1) to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray, or remove each
page as soon as it comes out of the machine.
b Open the manual feed slot cover.
1
Page: 18
Printing Methods
13
1
c Use both hands to slide the manual feed slot paper guides to the width of the paper that you are going
to use.
d Use both hands to push one sheet of paper firmly into the manual feed slot until the top edge of the paper
presses against the paper feed rollers. Continue pressing the paper against the rollers for about two
seconds, or until the machine grabs the paper and pulls it in further.
NOTE
• If the error message Jam Inside appears on the LCD, the machine cannot grasp and pull the paper.
Reset the machine by removing the paper and then pressing Cancel on the control panel. Reinsert the
paper and be sure to press it firmly against the rollers.
• Put the paper into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed on face up.
• Make sure that the paper is straight and in the correct position on the manual feed slot. If it is not, the paper
may not be fed correctly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
• Pull the paper out completely when you retry putting the paper into the manual feed slot.
• Do not put more than one sheet of paper in the manual feed slot at any one time, as it may cause a jam.
• If you put paper or other print media in the manual feed slot before the machine is in the Ready mode, an
error may occur and the machine will stop printing.
Page: 19
Printing Methods
14
1
e Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
1
Define your original paper size by choosing User Defined... in Windows®
printer driver, PostScript Custom Page Size in BR-Script
printer driver for Windows®
, or Manage Custom Sizes... in Macintosh printer drivers.
For the acceptable paper sizes, see Type and size of paper on page 2.
 Media Type
 Paper Source
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
NOTE
The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version.
f Send the print data to the machine.
g After the LCD shows Manual Feed, return to step d to put in the next sheet of paper. Repeat for each
page you want to print.
NOTE
The LCD will show Manual Feed until a sheet of paper is put in the manual feed slot.
Width: 76.2 to 216 mm
Length: 116 to 355.6 mm
Customized paper size 1
Plain Paper Thin Paper Recycled Paper Bond Paper
Manual
Page: 20
Printing Methods
15
1
Printing on thick paper, labels, envelopes and glossy paper from the Manual feed slot 1
When the back cover (face-up output tray) is pulled down, the machine has a straight paper path from the
manual feed slot through to the back of the machine. Use this paper feed and output method when you want
to print on thick paper, labels, envelopes or glossy paper. (For the recommended paper to use, see
Acceptable paper and other print media on page 2 and Envelopes on page 5.)
a Open the back cover (face-up output tray).
b (For printing envelopes only)
Pull down the two grey levers, one on the left side and one on the right side, toward you as shown in the
illustration below.
Page: 21
Printing Methods
16
1
c Open the manual feed slot cover.
d Use both hands to slide the manual feed slot paper guides to the width of the paper that you are going
to use.
Page: 22
Printing Methods
17
1
e Use both hands to push one sheet of paper firmly into the manual feed slot until the top edge of the paper
presses against the paper feed rollers. Continue pressing the paper against the rollers for about two
seconds, or until the machine grabs the paper and pulls it in further.
NOTE
• If the error message Jam Inside appears on the LCD, the machine cannot grasp and pull the paper.
Reset the machine by removing the paper and then pressing Cancel on the control panel. Reinsert the
paper and be sure to press it firmly against the rollers.
• Put the paper into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed on face up.
• Make sure that the paper is straight and in the correct position on the manual feed slot. If it is not, the paper
may not be fed correctly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
• Pull the paper out completely when you retry putting the paper into the manual feed slot.
• Do not put more than one sheet of paper in the manual feed slot at any one time, as it may cause a jam.
• If you put paper or other print media in the manual feed slot before the machine is in the Ready mode, an
error may occur and the machine will stop printing.
Page: 23
Printing Methods
18
1
f Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
(For printing on thick paper, labels or glossy paper)
(For printing envelopes)
1
Define your original paper size by choosing User Defined... in Windows®
printer driver, PostScript Custom Page Size in BR-Script
printer driver for Windows®
, or Manage Custom Sizes... in Macintosh printer drivers.
For the acceptable paper sizes, see Type and size of paper on page 2.
 Media Type
(For printing on thick paper, labels or glossy paper)
(For printing envelopes)
 Paper Source
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
NOTE
• The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version.
• When Label is selected in the printer driver, the machine will feed the paper from the manual feed slot,
even if Manual is not selected as the paper source.
• When you use Envelope #10, choose Com-10 (for Windows®
) or Envelope #10 (for Macintosh) from the
Paper Size drop-down list.
• For other envelopes that are not listed in the printer driver, such as Envelope #9 or Envelope C6, choose
User Defined... (for Windows®
printer driver), PostScript Custom Page Size (for BR-Script printer driver
for Windows®) or Manage Custom Sizes... (for Macintosh printer driver).
g Send the print data to the machine.
A4 Letter Legal Executive A5
A5 Long Edge A6 B5 JIS B5
3 x 5 Folio Customized paper size 1
Com-10 DL C5 Monarch
Customized paper size 1
Thick Paper Thicker Paper Glossy Paper Label
Envelopes Env. Thin Env. Thick
Manual
Page: 24
Printing Methods
19
1
h After the LCD shows Manual Feed, return to step e to put in the next sheet of paper.
i (For printing envelopes only)
When you have finished printing, reset the two grey levers that you pulled down in step b back to their
original positions.
j Close the back cover (face-up output tray).
NOTE
• The LCD will show Manual Feed until a sheet of paper or an envelope is put in the manual feed slot.
• Remove each page or envelope immediately after printing. Letting pages or envelopes become stacked
may cause the paper to jam or curl.
Page: 25
Printing Methods
20
1
2-sided printing 1
The supplied printer drivers all enable 2-sided printing. (Windows® Users) For more information about how
to choose the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver.
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper 1
 If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
 If paper is curled, straighten it and put it back in the paper tray. If the paper continues to curl, replace the
paper.
 If the paper is not feeding correctly, it may be curled. Remove the paper and straighten it. If the paper
continues to curl, replace the paper.
 When you use the manual 2-sided function, it is possible that there may be paper jams or poor print quality.
(If there is a paper jam, see Paper jams on page 162. If you have a print quality problem, see Improving
the print quality on page 176.)
NOTE
Make sure that the paper tray is completely inserted in the machine.
Page: 26
Printing Methods
21
1
Automatic 2-sided printing (HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW) 1
If you are using the Macintosh Printer Driver, see 2-sided Printing on page 71.
Automatic 2-sided printing with the Windows® printer driver 1
a Choose the following settings from each menu of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
 Media Type
 Paper Source
 2-sided / Booklet
 2-sided Type in 2-sided Settings
There are four options for each orientation (see 2-sided / Booklet on page 33).
 Binding Offset in 2-sided Settings
Specify the offset for binding (see 2-sided / Booklet on page 33).
NOTE
• Do not use bond paper.
• The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version.
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
b Send the print data to the machine. The machine will print on both sides of the paper automatically.
A4
Plain Paper Recycled Paper Thin Paper
Tray1 Manual
2-sided
Page: 27
Printing Methods
22
1
Automatic 2-sided printing with the BR-Script printer driver for Windows® 1
a Choose the following settings from each menu of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
 Media Type
 Paper Source
 Print on Both Sides
 Page Order
NOTE
• Do not use bond paper.
• The name of options in the drop-down lists may vary depending on your operating system and its version.
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
b Send the print data to the machine. The machine will print on both sides of the paper automatically.
A4
Plain Paper Recycled Paper Thin Paper
Tray1 Manual Feed
Flip on Short Edge Flip on Long Edge
Front to Back Back to Front
Page: 28
Printing Methods
23
1
Manual 2-sided printing 1
The BR-Script printer driver for Windows® does not support manual 2-sided printing.
If you are using the Macintosh Printer Driver, see Manual 2–sided Printing on page 71.
Manual 2-sided printing with the Windows® printer driver 1
a Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
You can use all the paper sizes specified for the tray you are using.
 Media Type
You can use all the media types that are specified for the tray you are using, except envelopes and
labels, which have only one print side.
 Paper Source
 2-sided / Booklet
 2-sided Type in 2-sided Settings
There are four options for each orientation (see 2-sided / Booklet on page 33).
 Binding Offset in 2-sided Settings
Specify the offset for binding (see 2-sided / Booklet on page 33).
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
b Send the print data to the machine. The machine will print all the even-numbered pages on one side of
the paper first. Then, the Windows®
driver instructs you (with a pop-up message) to reinsert the paper
to print the odd-numbered pages.
NOTE
Before reinserting the paper, straighten it well, or you may get a paper jam. Very thin or thick paper is not
recommended.
Tray1 Manual
2-sided (Manual)
Page: 29
24
2
2
Printer driver 2
A printer driver is software that translates data from the format used by a computer to the format that a
particular printer needs. Typically, this format is page description language (PDL).
The printer drivers for the supported versions of Windows®
and Macintosh are on the CD-ROM we have
supplied or on the Brother Solutions Center website at http://solutions.brother.com/. Install the drivers by
following the steps in the Quick Setup Guide. The latest printer drivers can be downloaded from the Brother
Solutions Center website at:
http://solutions.brother.com/
For Windows®
2
 Windows® printer driver (the recommended printer driver for this product)
 BR-Script printer driver (PostScript®
3™ language emulation, for HL-3170CDW) 1
1
Install the driver using the Custom Install from the CD-ROM.
For Macintosh 2
 Macintosh printer driver (the recommended printer driver for this product)
 BR-Script printer driver (PostScript®
3™ language emulation, for HL-3170CDW) 1
1
For the installation instruction of the driver, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/.
For Linux® 1 2
2
 LPR printer driver
 CUPS printer driver
1
For more information and to download the printer driver for Linux please visit your model page at http://solutions.brother.com/ or use the link on
the CD-ROM we have supplied.
2
Depending on Linux distributions, the driver may not be available or it may be released after the initial release of your model.
Driver and Software 2
Page: 30
Driver and Software
25
2
Printing a document 2
When the machine receives data from your computer, it begins printing by picking up paper from the paper
tray or manual feed slot. The manual feed slot can feed many types of paper and envelopes (see Paper
capacity of the paper trays on page 3).
a From your application, choose the Print command.
If any other printer drivers are installed on your computer, choose Brother HL-XXXX series (where
XXXX is your model name) as your printer driver from the Print or Print Settings menu in your software
application, and then click OK or Print to begin printing.
b Your computer sends the data to the machine. The Data LED will blink and the LCD will show
Printing.
c When the machine finishes printing all the data, the Data LED finishes blinking.
NOTE
• Select the paper size and orientation in your application software.
• If your application software does not support your custom paper size, choose the next largest paper size.
• Then adjust the print area by changing the right and left margins in your application software.
Page: 31
Driver and Software
26
2
Printer driver settings 2
You can change the following printer settings when you print from your computer:
1
Manual 2-sided printing is not available with the BR-Script printer driver for Windows®
.
2
Booklet is not available with the Macintosh printer driver and the BR-Script printer driver for Macintosh.
Windows® printer
driver
BR-Script printer
driver for
Windows®
(HL-3170CDW
only)
Macintosh Printer
Driver
BR-Script printer
driver for
Macintosh
(HL-3170CDW
only)
Paper Size
Orientation
Copies
Media Type
Print Quality
Colour/Mono
Multiple Page
2–sided 1
/ Booklet 2
Paper Source
Scaling
Reverse Print
Use Watermark
Header-Footer Print
Toner Save Mode
Secure Print
Administrator
User Authentication
Colour Calibration
Use Reprint
Sleep Time
Improve Print Output
Skip Blank Page
Print Text in Black
Print Profile
Page: 32
Driver and Software
27
2
Windows®
2
Accessing the printer driver settings 2
a (For Windows®
XP and Windows Server®
2003)
Click Start, and then Printers and Faxes.
(For Windows Vista®
and Windows Server®
2008)
Click the (Start) button, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and then Printers.
(For Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008R2)
Click the (Start) button, and then click Devices and Printers.
b Right-click the Brother HL-XXXX series icon (where XXXX is your model name) and select
Printer properties (Properties), and Brother HL-XXXX series if necessary. The printer properties
dialog box appears.
c Choose the General tab and then click Preferences... (Printing Preferences...). To configure the tray
settings, click the Device Settings tab.
Page: 33
Driver and Software
28
2
Features in the Windows® printer driver 2
For more information, see the Help text in the printer driver.
NOTE
• The screens in this section are from Windows® 7. The screens on your PC will vary depending on your
operating system.
• To access the printer driver settings, see Accessing the printer driver settings on page 27.
Basic tab 2
Change the Page Layout settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the Basic tab.
a Choose the Paper Size, Orientation, Copies, Media Type, Print Quality, Colour / Mono and
Document Type (1).
b Choose Multiple Page and 2-sided / Booklet (2).
c Choose the Paper Source (3).
d Review the displayed list of settings (4).
e Click OK to confirm the settings.
To return to the default settings, click Default, then OK.
NOTE
If you want to preview your document before printing, select the Print Preview check box (5).
4
1
2
3
5
Page: 34
Driver and Software
29
2
Paper Size 2
From the drop-down box choose the Paper Size you are using.
Orientation 2
Orientation selects the position of how your document will be printed (Portrait or Landscape).
Copies 2
The copies selection sets the number of copies that will be printed.
 Collate
With the Collate check box selected, one complete copy of your document will be printed and then
repeated for the number of copies you selected. If the Collate check box is not selected, then each page
will be printed for all the copies selected before the next page of the document is printed.
Media Type 2
You can use the following types of media in your machine. For the best print quality, select the type of media
that matches the paper you are using.
 Plain Paper
 Thin Paper
 Thick Paper
 Thicker Paper
 Bond Paper
 Envelopes
 Env. Thick
 Env. Thin
 Recycled Paper
 Label
 Glossy Paper
Portrait (Vertical) Landscape (Horizontal)
Collate selected Collate deselected
Page: 35
Driver and Software
30
2
NOTE
• When using ordinary plain paper 60 to 105 g/m2
choose Plain Paper. When using heavier weight paper
or rough paper choose Thick Paper or Thicker Paper. For bond paper, choose Bond Paper.
• When you are using envelopes, choose Envelopes. If the toner is not fixed to the envelope correctly when
Envelopes has been selected, choose Env. Thick. If the envelope is crumpled when Envelopes has
been selected, choose Env. Thin. For more information, see Paper capacity of the paper trays on page 3.
Print Quality 2
Choose one of the following print quality settings.
 Normal (600 x 600 dpi)
600×600 dpi. Recommended for ordinary printing. Good print quality with reasonable print speeds.
 Fine (2400 dpi class)
2400 dpi class. The finest print mode. Use this mode to print precise images such as photographs. Since
the print data is much larger than in Normal mode, processing time / data transfer time and print time will
be longer.
NOTE
The print speed will change depending on the print quality setting you choose. Higher print quality takes
longer to print, while lower print quality takes less time to print.
Colour / Mono 2
Choose the appropriate Colour/Mono setting:
 Auto
The machine checks the content of your documents for colour. If colour is detected, it prints in colour. If
no colour content is detected, it prints in monochrome. The total print speed may become slower.
 Colour
When your document contains colour and you want to print it in colour, select this mode.
 Mono
Select this mode if your document has only black and greyscale text and/or objects. If your document
contains colour, selecting Mono mode prints your document in 256 levels of grey.
NOTE
• Sometimes a document can contain colour information even if it appears to be monochrome (for example,
grey areas can actually be made from a combination of colours).
• If either the Cyan, Magenta or Yellow toner reaches the end of its life while printing a colour document, the
print job cannot be completed. You can start the print job again in Mono mode, as long as black toner is
available.
Page: 36
Driver and Software
31
2
Document Type 2
Use Document Type to automatically select the optimal settings for printing the relevant type of data.
 Document (Standard)
Use this mode for printing a combination of graphics and text.
 Photo / Image
Use this mode for printing photos or images.
 Document (Mixed)
Use this mode for printing combinations of graphics/text and photos/images.
NOTE
This mode takes longer to print the data.
 Manual
Choosing Manual allows you to select the settings manually by clicking the Settings button.
Settings dialog box 2
To change the following settings, click Settings... in the Basic tab.
 Colour Mode
The following options are available in colour Matching mode:
• Normal
This is the default colour mode.
• Vivid
The colour of all elements are adjusted to become a more vivid colour.
• Auto
The printer driver selects the Colour Mode type.
NOTE
Using this mode may take longer to print the data.
• None
 Import...
To adjust the print configuration of a particular image, click Settings. When you have finished adjusting
the image parameters, such as brightness and contrast, import those settings as a print configuration file.
Use the Export... function to create a print configuration file from the current settings.
 Export...
To adjust the print configuration of a particular image, click Settings. When you have finished adjusting
the image parameters, such as brightness and contrast, export those settings as a print configuration file.
Use the Import... function to load a previously exported configuration file.
Page: 37
Driver and Software
32
2
 Improve Grey Colour
You can improve the image quality of a shaded area.
 Enhance Black Printing
If a black graphic does not print correctly, choose this setting.
 Improve Thin Line
You can improve the image quality of thin lines.
 Improve Pattern Printing
Select this option if printed fills and patterns are different from the patterns and fills you see on your
computer.
Multiple Page 2
The Multiple Page selection can reduce the image size of a page to allow multiple pages to be printed on one
sheet of paper or to enlarge the image size for printing one page on multiple sheets of paper.
 Page Order
When the N in 1 option is selected, the page order can be selected from the drop-down list.
 Border Line
When using the Multiple Page feature to print multiple pages on one sheet, you can choose to have a solid
border, dash border or no border around each page on the sheet.
 Print cut-out line
When the 1 in NxN pages option is selected, the Print cut-out line option can be selected. This option
allows you to print a faint cut-out line around the printable area.
Page: 38
Driver and Software
33
2
2-sided / Booklet 2
To print a booklet or do 2-sided printing, use this function.
 None
Disable 2-sided printing.
 2-sided / 2-sided (Manual)
To do 2-sided printing, use these options.
• 2-sided (HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW)
The machine prints on both sides of the paper automatically.
• 2-sided (Manual)
The machine prints all the even numbered pages first. Then the printer driver will stop and show the
instructions required to re-insert the paper. When you click OK the odd numbered pages will be printed.
When you choose 2-sided or 2-sided (Manual), the 2-sided Settings... button becomes available to
choose. You can set following settings in the 2-sided Settings dialog box.
• 2-sided Type
There are four types of 2-sided binding directions available for each orientation.
• Binding Offset
When you check Binding Offset, you can also specify the offset for binding in inches or millimetres.
Portrait
Long Edge (Left) Long Edge (Right) Short Edge (Top) Short Edge (Bottom)
Landscape
Long Edge (Top) Long Edge (Bottom) Short Edge (Right) Short Edge (Left)
Page: 39
Driver and Software
34
2
 Booklet / Booklet (Manual)
Use this option to print a document in booklet format using 2-sided printing; it will arrange the document
according to the correct page number and allow you to fold at the centre of the print output without having
to change the order of the page numbers.
• Booklet (HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW)
The machine prints on both sides of the paper automatically.
• Booklet (Manual)
The machine prints all the even numbered sides first. Then the printer driver will stop and show the
instructions required to re-install the paper. When you click OK the odd numbered sides will be printed.
When you choose Booklet or Booklet (Manual), the 2-sided Settings... button becomes available to
choose. You can set the following settings in the 2-sided Settings dialog box.
• 2-sided Type
There are two types of 2-sided binding directions available for each orientation.
• Booklet Printing Method
When Divide into Sets is selected:
This option allows you to print the whole booklet in smaller individual booklet sets, and it still allows you
to fold at the center of the smaller individual booklet sets without having to change the order of the page
numbers. You can specify the number of sheets in each smaller booklet can be set, from 1 to 15. This
option is helpful for folding a printed booklet that has a large number of pages.
• Binding Offset
Check Binding Offset to specify the offset for binding in inches or millimetres.
Paper Source 2
You can choose Auto Select, Tray1 or Manual and specify separate trays for printing the first page and for
printing from the second page onward.
Portrait Landscape
Left Binding Right Binding Top Binding Bottom Binding
Page: 40
Driver and Software
35
2
Print Preview 2
Preview a document before it is printed. If you check the Print Preview check box the Print Preview Viewer
window will open before printing starts.
 Page List Area (1)
The Page List Area displays the page numbers for the actual pages that will be printed. If you chose a
page in this list, a preview of the print results for the page will be displayed in the Preview Area. If you do
not want to print a page, deselect the check box.
 Preview Area (2)
The Preview Area displays a preview of the print results for the pages chosen in the Page List Area.
NOTE
• If the Booklet setting was selected in the Printer driver settings, you cannot use the Print Preview function.
• If the 2-sided setting was selected in the Printer driver settings, you cannot delete pages using the Page
List Area.
2
1
Page: 41
Driver and Software
36
2
Advanced tab 2
Change the tab settings by clicking the following selections:
 Scaling (1)
 Reverse Print (2)
 Use Watermark (3)
 Header-Footer Print (4)
 Toner Save Mode (5)
 Secure Print (6)
 Administrator (7)
 User Authentication (8)
 Other Print Options (9)
Scaling 2
You can change the scale of the print image.
Reverse Print 2
Select Reverse Print to rotate the page 180 degrees.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Page: 42
Driver and Software
37
2
Use Watermark 2
Put a logo or text to your document as a watermark. Choose one of the preset Watermarks, or use a bitmap
file that you have created. Check Use Watermark, and then click the Settings... button.
Watermark Settings 2
 Bring To Front
This option will overlay the selected characters or image onto your printed document.
 In Outline Text
Check In Outline Text if you only want to print an outline of a text watermark.
 Custom Settings
Print one watermark on the first page and another watermark on the following pages.
 Edit Watermark
Click the Add button to add the watermark settings, and then choose Use Text or Use Bitmap File in
Watermark Style.
Page: 43
Driver and Software
38
2
• Title
Enter an appropriate title for the watermark.
• Text
Enter your Watermark Text into the Text box, and then choose the Font, Style, Size and
Choose Colour....
• Bitmap
Enter the file name and location of your bitmap image in the File box, or click Browse to search for the
file. The scaling of the bitmap image can be adjusted from 25 - 999%.
• Position
Use this setting to control the position of the watermark on the page.
Page: 44
Driver and Software
39
2
Header-Footer Print 2
When this feature is enabled, it will print the date and time on your document from your computer’s system
clock and the PC login user name or the text you entered. Click Settings to customize.
 ID Print
Select Login User Name to print your PC login user name. To print a different name, select Custom and
type a name in the Custom text box.
Toner Save Mode 2
Conserve toner use with this feature. When you set Toner Save Mode to On, print appears lighter. The
default setting is Off.
NOTE
We do not recommend Toner Save Mode for printing photo or greyscale images.
Secure Print 2
Secure documents are documents that are password protected when they are sent to the machine. Only the
people who know the password will be able to print them. Since the documents are secured at the machine,
you must enter the password using the control panel of the machine to print them.
To send a secured document:
a Click Settings... from Secure Print and check Secure Print.
b Enter your password and click OK.
c To print a secured document, you must enter your password using the control panel of the machine (see
Printing Secure data on page 98).
To delete a secured document:
You must use the control panel of the machine to delete a secured document (see Printing Secure data
on page 98).
Page: 45
Driver and Software
40
2
Administrator 2
Administrators have the authority to limit access to functions such as scaling and watermark.
 Password
Type the password in this box.
NOTE
Click Set Password... to change the password.
 Copies Lock
Locks the Copies selection in the Basic tab to prevent users from printing multiple copies.
 Multiple Page & Scaling Lock
Locks the multiple page and scaling settings.
 Colour / Mono Lock
Locks the Colour/Mono settings as Mono to prevent colour printing.
 Watermark Lock
Locks the settings of the Watermark option to prevent changes being made.
 Header-Footer Print Lock
Locks the settings of the Header-Footer Print option to prevent changes being made.
Page: 46
Driver and Software
41
2
User Authentication 2
If you are restricted from PC Print by the Secure Function Lock 2.0 feature, you must set your ID and PIN in
the User Authentication Settings dialog box. Click Settings in User Authentication and enter your ID and
PIN. If your PC login name is registered to Secure Function Lock 2.0, you can select the
Use PC Login Name check box instead of entering your ID and PIN.
More information about Secure Function Lock 2.0, see Network User's Guide
NOTE
• If you are using the machine on a network, you can click Check Print Status to see your ID information,
such as the restricted features and the remaining number of pages you are allowed to print. The
Authentication result dialog box will appear.
• If you are using the machine on a network, you can check the Show print status before printing check
box to cause the Authentication result dialog box to open each time you print.
• If you want to enter your ID and PIN each time you print, select the Enter ID Name/PIN for each print job
check box.
Other Print Options 2
You can set the following in Printer Function:
 Colour Calibration
 Use Reprint
 Sleep Time
 Improve Print Output
 Skip Blank Page
 Print Text in Black
Page: 47
Driver and Software
42
2
Colour Calibration 2
The output density of each colour may vary depending on the temperature and humidity of the environment
the machine is in. This setting helps you to improve colour density by letting the printer driver use the colour
calibration data stored in your machine.
 Use Calibration Data
If you select this check box, the printer driver will use the calibration data retrieved from the machine to set
colour matching in the printer driver. This will ensure consistent print quality.
 Get Device Data Automatically
If you select this check box, the printer driver will use the colour calibration data from your machine.
 Start Colour Calibration
If you click this button, your machine will start the colour calibration, and then the printer driver will use the
calibration data from your machine.
Use Reprint 2
The machine stores the print jobs sent to it in memory. You can reprint the last job without sending the data
again from your computer. For more information about the Reprint function, see Reprinting documents
on page 97.
NOTE
To prevent other people from printing your data using the Reprint function, deselect the Use Reprint
check box.
Page: 48
Driver and Software
43
2
Sleep Time 2
When the machine does not receive data for a certain period of time, it enters Sleep mode. In Sleep mode,
the machine acts as though it were turned off. When you choose Printer Default, the timeout setting will be
reset to the specific time set at the factory; this can be altered in the driver. Intelligent Sleep mode adjusts to
the most appropriate timeout setting depending on the frequency of your machine use.
While the machine is in Sleep mode, the LCD shows Sleep, but the machine can still receive data. Receiving
a print job will wake up the machine to start printing.
Improve Print Output 2
This feature allows you to improve a print quality problem.
 Reduce Paper Curl
If you choose this setting, the paper curl may be reduced.
If you are printing only a few pages, you do not need to choose this setting. We recommend that you
change the printer driver setting in Media Type to a thin setting.
NOTE
This operation will decrease the temperature of the machine's fusing process.
 Improve Toner Fixing
If you choose this setting, the toner fixing capabilities may be improved. If this selection does not provide
enough improvement, change the printer driver setting in Media Type to a thick setting.
NOTE
This operation will increase the temperature of the machine's fusing process.
Page: 49
Driver and Software
44
2
Skip Blank Page 2
If Skip Blank Page is selected, the printer driver detects blank pages and excludes them from printing.
NOTE
This option does not work when you choose the following options:
• Use Watermark
• Header-Footer Print
• N in 1 and 1 in NxN Pages in Multiple Page
• 2-sided (Manual), Booklet, Booklet (Manual) and 2-sided with Binding Offset in 2-sided / Booklet
Print Text in Black 2
This function enables printing all text in Black only.
NOTE
It may not work with certain characters.

Question & answers

There are no questions about the Brother HL-3150CDW yet.

Ask a question about the Brother HL-3150CDW

Have a question about the Brother HL-3150CDW but cannot find the answer in the user manual? Perhaps the users of ManualsCat.com can help you answer your question. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Brother HL-3150CDW. Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Brother HL-3150CDW as precisely as you can. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question.