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Printing with Parallel Connection

This section describes how to install the PCL printer drivers when using the parallel port.

To use a printer connected using a parallel interface, click [LPT1] when installing the printer driver.


  • Manage Printers permission is required to install the drivers. Log on as an Administrators group member.

  • You can install the printer driver from the CD-ROM provided with this machine or download it from the manufacturer's Web site.

  • If you are using the 64-bit version of an operating system, download the printer driver from the manufacturer's Web site. Select this machine and the operating system you are using, and then download it.

Installing the PCL printer driver:

1Quit all applications currently running.

2Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

The installer starts.

3Select an interface language, and then click [OK].

4Click [PCL Printer Driver].

The software license agreement appears in the [License Agreement] dialog box.

5After reading the agreement, click [I accept the agreement.], and then click [Next >].

6Select the printer driver you want to use in the [Select Program] dialog box.

You can select several printer drivers.

The PCL 6 printer driver is installed in the language specified by your operating system.

7Click [Next >].

8Select the [Printer Name] check box to select the machine model you want to use.

The machine name can be changed in the [Change settings for 'Printer Name'] box.

9Double-click the machine name to display the printer settings.

The details shown in [Comment], [Driver], and [Port] vary depending on the operating system, machine model, and port.

10Check that [LPT1:] is shown in [Port].

11Select the [Default Printer] check box to configure the printer as default.

12Click [Continue].

The printer driver installation starts.

13Click [Finish].

14Select to restart the computer either now or later, and then click [Finish].

Restart the computer to complete installation.


  • A user code can be set after the printer driver installation. For information about user code, see the printer driver Help.

  • To stop installation of the selected software, click [Cancel] before installation is complete.

  • Auto Run may not work with certain operating system settings. In that case, launch "Setup.exe" on the CD-ROM root directory.

  • A message appears if there is a newer version of the printer driver already installed. If there is, you cannot install the printer driver using Auto Run. If you still want to install the printer driver, use [Add Printer]. See "Messages Displayed When Installing the Printer Driver", Troubleshooting.