AR-PB2A (serv.man40). ARPB2-003 Printing from an Apple Macintosh Computer — Sharp Copying Equipment Technical Bulletin (repair manual)

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Printing from an Apple Macintosh Computer
Model Name:
ARPB2/+
Pre-requisites: 
1. Sharp Mac PPD
2. ARPB2 firmware version 2.32 or 3.22 (PB2+ firmware)
(The above are available from the Sharp Technical web)
3. Laserwriter 8.6 or Adobe PS Printer 8.5.1
(Available from www.Adobe.com)
Overview:
To print from many applications on the Apple Macintosh you may need a
PPD (Postscript Printer Description) file, this Bulletin explains how to set up
printing to the AR-PB2/+ using the Sharp PB2 PPD.
Procedure:
1. Check the Copier set up
Obtain the “Network Configuration Page” from the Copier and check that
“AppleTalk Network Information” = enabled and also make a note of the
AppleTalk Printer which is usually “Sharp Corporation Printer.”
2. Copy the drivers to the correct folders
a) Copy the Laserwriter / Adobe PS printer driver to:
Macintosh HD – System Folder - Extensions
b) Copy the Sharp Mac PPD to:
Macintosh HD – System folder – Extensions – Printer descriptions
3. Install the driver
a) Click and hold the mouse over the apple symbol ( top left hand corner of
the screen) and then select the “Chooser”
b) Click on the PS printer icon.  A list of PS printers that are available on the
network, will now be displayed.
c) Select the “Sharp Corporation Printer”  then click on [set up]
d) Click on [Select PPD] and scroll down and select the SharpPB2 PPD and
then click [Select]
e) Click on [Configure] – configure the printer driver to match the copier
configuration by setting up the following functions:
Reverse Order
Stapling
Binding Edge
Duplex
Paper delivery
Resolution
Date: 
22
nd
 March 99
Model: 
ARPB2
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f) Now Click [OK]
g) Click [OK] again to exit the PPD selection screen, and close the chooser
window by click on the top left hand corner of the window.  You will
receive the message:
“ You have changed your printer,please select your paper
size in page setup”
4. Using the new driver in a Mac Application
The following example is from the Mac version of Microsoft Word, but shows
a method of controlling the printer features. Other applications work in a
similar way.
a)
Configure the paper size
Select [File] then [Page setup], then change the Paper from Letter to A4,
and click [ok]
b)
Configure the printer options
Select [File] then [Print] , then configure the copies/pages/paper source
as required.
Additionally click on the [options] button, which will allow control over the
Printer functions such as :
Reverse Order, Stapling, Binding Edge, Duplex, Paper Delivery, and
Resolution.
5. Cautions regarding Binary Printing
Many Macintosh applications store their files in a “Binary Encoded” format.  In
order to print these files, you must upgrade the ARPB2 to at least version
2.32. Earlier versions of the firmware will only accept ASCII encoded data
from the Apple Macintosh.  If a binary encoded file is sent to the ARPB2,
which has not been upgraded to v2.32, either a Postscript error or an
indefinite “Processing print  data”  message will result.
ARPB2 firmware version 2.32 or the later ARPB2+ firmware 3.22 that is also
capable of printing Binary Encoded data are both available to download from
the Sharp Technical web.
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