AR-C170 (serv.man31). Printer controller section — Sharp Copying Equipment Service Manual (repair manual)

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AR-C170M  PRINTER CONTROLLER SECTION  14 - 1
[14] PRINTER CONTROLLER SECTION
1. System configuration
A. Main unit
B. Basic composition
C. Accessory
• Operation Manual
• Color balance adjustment chart
• CD-ROM (Printer utility software)
• CD-ROM (User software)
(1) Software CD-ROM
This CD-ROM contains a wizard-type installer for installation of the
following utilities, and online manuals.
• PCL5c Printer Driver:
The printer driver that is required for use of this product.
• PCL Display Font:
PCL display fonts are fonts used in the computer screen. PCL
display fonts are included that correspond to the resident fonts
in the machine.
• Printer Administration Utility:
When using the printer in a network environment, this adminis-
tration utility makes it possible to configure printer settings and
monitor the printer from a computer. (This utility is for use by
system administrators.)
• Printer Status Monitor:
When using the printer in a network environment, this provides
messages and displays that allow you to monitor the status of
the printer.
• Please read before using (Readme):
• Print Server Card Quick Setup:
This is a wizard-type utility for Windows 95, Windows 98, Win-
dows Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
that allows you to conveniently configure the print server.
• Print Server Card Standard Setup:
This installs and launches "NICManager", which enables admin-
istration and configuration of advanced print server settings.
• SC-Print2000:
This installs software for direct printing from Windows 95/98/Me
to the machine. LPR (only for this machine) or IPP can be
selected.
• Online Manual:
Manuals in PDF format that are viewed using Adobe Acrobat
Reader.
Print server card
Scanner interface board 
(AR-EB8: option)
HDD expansion unit
*Extended
  memory
Screws
Cover
Screws
Screw
Pawl
Pawl
P1284 
Image-BUS
Engine 
PRT 
Controller 
Bitmap data
ICU
Command/Status
NIC 
(JCI)
 
Windows PC 
Own 
Printer 
Driver 
Ethernet 
Print data 
Printing system
Device ID only 
Print data 
Status 
PCI 
Serial
Scanned Image
Scan data 
Image-BUS
 
Serial
Command/Status
PCI 
HDD 
USB 
Device ID 
AR-C170M  PRINTER CONTROLLER SECTION  14 - 2
D. Options
• AR-EB8 scanner interface board
• AR-PK4/PS3 expansion kit
• Expansion memory (Recommendation)
For commercially available parts, refer to the separate table (See page 2-3).
E. Software, firmware diagram
Manufacture
Capacity
DIMM model
SHARP
256MB
AR-SM5
Win95/Win98/WinNT4.0/Win2K/WinME/WinXP
Application 
GDI(Graphic Module) 
Print Spooler 
Others
 
Whale PostScript
 
Whale PCL5c 
(SPDL)
 
Printer Driver
1284 Port 
Ethernet Port 
Firmware
JIO/JPN 
1284 
 
NIC 
PJL 
 
PCL5c 
(SPDL-c) 
Host I/O Manager
 
1284 
PCI 
Engine I/F Manager
 
Print Queue 
Image-BUS 
ICU
Status 
Roman 
Font 
Adobe PostScript
 
PPD 
Kanji 
AUTO 
 
PostScript L3 
(Option) 
Whale SPDL-c 
JPN
 
Engine
Serial 
Hold Job / 
ROPM 
USB 
USB 
USB Port 
AR-C170M  PRINTER CONTROLLER SECTION  14 - 3
2. Specifications
(1) Functional specifications
(2) Printer driver functionality
Item
Content
Platform
IBM PC/AT 
(Include compatible machine)
Support OS
PCL
Windows 95/98/Me
Windows NT4.0/Windows 2000/
Windows XP
WHQL
Printer driver certification
Support PDL
PCL5c (standard) and PS3 
emulation (Optional)
Resident font For PCL5c 80 fonts
For PS3
136 fonts
Screen font
N/A
Support channel
IEEE1284 parallel port (ECP 
compatible)
PSERVER/RPRINT NETWARE
LPR/LPD
FTP
Net BEUI
AppleTalk
IPP (Ver.1.0)
USB (1 port)
Protocol
TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI
Interface
IEEE1284 parallel port, USB1.1, 
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
IEEE parallel port
Print data received through 
IEEE1284 parallel port
Nibble mode (PnP support), 
ECP support
PSERVER/RPRINT 
NETWARE
PSERVER/RPRINT mode can be 
used under the Net Ware 
environment.
LPR/LPD
UNIX LPR/LPD command 
compatible
IPP
IPP Ver.1.0 compatible
FTP
Provides the function to print the 
data received via the embedded FTP 
server 
Net BEUI
Microsoft NetBEUI compatible
USB
USB1.1 support
PnP support
IEEE1394
N/A
Blue Tooth
N/A
Function
PCL5-c
General
Copies
1 – 999
Collate
Collate/Uncollate
Orientation
Portrait/Landscape
Rotate 180 
degrees
On/Off
Document Style 
(Duplex)
1-Sided, 2-Sided (Book/Tablet), 
Pamphlet Style
Pamphlet Style 
(Booklet)
[Tiled Pamphlet]
Invoice on Letter
Letter on Ledger
A5 on A4, A4 on A3, B5 on B4, 
16K on 8K
[2-Up Pamphlet]
Letter on Letter
Ledger on Ledger
A4 on A4, A3 on A3, B4 on B4, 
16K on 16K, 8K on 8K
Face up/down
Yes (Automatic)
Binding Edge
Left, Right, Top
Margin Shift
10 mm (0.4 inch) *
1
20 mm (0.8 inch)*
1
30 mm (1.2 inch) *
1
N-Up Printing
1-Up, 2-Up, 4-Up, 6-Up, 8-Up
N-up Border
On/Off
Reverse Order
Yes (Automatic)
Paper Size
A3 Wide/12x18 *
1
, A3, A4, A5, 
A6, B4, B5, Ledger, Letter, Legal, 
Executive, Invoice, Foolscap, 8K, 
16K, DL, C5, COM10, Monarch, 
Japanese Post Card
Paper 
Input
Custom Paper
Yes
Paper Type
Auto Select, Plain, Letter Head, 
Pre-Printed, Pre-Punched, 
Recycled, Color, Heavy Paper-1, 
Heavy Paper-2, Transparency, 
Envelope, Japanese Post Card
Paper Source 
(Source 
Selection)
Automatic, Tray 1, Tray 2, Tray 3, 
Tray 4, LCT, Bypass Tray
Different Paper
On/Off
1-Sided/2-Sided
Transparency 
Inserts
No/Yes-Blank
Output
Standard / 20 Bin Sorter
• Center Tray
• Left Tray
Saddle Stitch Finisher
• Center Tray
• Offset Tray
• Saddle Stitch Tray
Paper 
Output
Staple
Saddle Stitch Finisher
• No Staple
• 1 position
• 2 positions
• Center 2 positions
Shifter (Offset)
On/Off
Punch
On/Off
Resolution 
Settings
300 dpi/600 dpi
Graphics
Graphics Mode
Raster/Vector
Font Source
Download Fonts, Resident Font
Font
Font Settings
Download as TrueType, 
Download as bitmap font, 
Print as graphics
Font Substitution N/A
AR-C170M  PRINTER CONTROLLER SECTION  14 - 4
*1: When OS is set as Inch system: displayed as “12 x 18”.
[Combination with Status-monitor]
Showing of Status, Job End Notification (NJR v2.0), Auto
Configuration, Get Tray Status, Printing start notification * It
means that the driver sends notification of print start to Smon.
Heavy Paper-1 is 106 – 200g/m
2
 (28 + lbs – 54 lbs) paper and
Heavy Paper-2 is 201 – 300g/m
2
. (54+lbs – 80 lbs)
The number of selectable paper cassettes varies with model of
paper stand installed.
Job contention
a) If the printer is kept waiting, the engine keep processing the
job as far as the memory has space.
When the memory has become full, the process is suspended.
b) Even if the memory has space, the engine does not process
next job. But the data reception is available.
(3) Memory limitation matrix 
: 4-bit print disabled with the standard memory. (No selection allowed in the driver menu.)
: Some data cannot be printed.
Optional PS3 Expansion kit needs 256MB x 2 (512MB) memory.
Job 
Control
Normal Print
Yes
Hold After Print
Yes
Hold Before Print Yes
Sample Print
Yes
PIN
Yes
Account Control
Yes
Others
Fit to Page
On/Off
Overlays
Yes
Watermarks
Yes
Page Protection
On/Off
Save User 
Settings
Yes
Auto 
Configuration
Yes
Update Tray 
Status
Yes
Printer status 
check at the time 
of print
Yes
PS Pass-through N/A
PS specific 
function
Job Compression N/A
Bitmap 
Compression
N/A
Color 
Settings
Color Mode
Automatic, Color, Grayscale
Print Priority
Quality, Speed
Original Type
Standard, Photos, Graphics, 
Drawing (Thin Line), Web Pages, 
Custom
Color Rendering
CMM Off, Perceptual Match 
(Photo), Colorimetric Match, 
Saturation Match, SHARP Color, 
Perceptual Match (Web)
UCR Selection
Low Black, Standard, High Black
Black Overprint
On/Off
Screening
Automatic, Photo, Text/Graphics
Pure Black Text
On/Off
All Text to Black
On/Off
Color Adjustment Color Balance, Image
Pantone
N/A
Gamma 
adjustment
N/A
Ink simulation
N/A
Color Profile 
Support
N/A
Function
PCL5-c
Printer 
specifications
Printer controller PWB
Combination
Standard
Expansion-1 Expansion-2 Expansion-3
Standard (Onboard)
128MB
128MB
128MB
128MB
Expansion memory (Slot-1)
128MB
256MB
256MB
Expansion memory (Slot-2)
256MB
Total memory capacity
128MB
256MB
384MB
640MB
Print
4-bit
 (Image quality mode)
Single face
to A4
B4, A3
Duplex
to A4
B4, A3
1-bit
 (Image quality mode)
Single face
to A4
B4, A3
Duplex
to A4
B4, A3
With PS3 Expansion kit.
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