How to Send a Print File via FTP to the C500n
IMPORTANT: Observe which folder/directory the .prn (print file)* saves to and make a note of it. You will need to switch to that directory prior to performing the FTP Procedure below.
There are two methods of capturing a print file in Windows.
1st Method - Application (recommended)
* In this example, the print file was saved to the desktop.
Step Action 1 Open the document you want to print with the application that was used to create or view it. 2 Click File. 3 Click Print. 4 Place a checkmark next to Print to file. 5 Click Print. 6 Give the file a simple unique name (e.g. ftptest). 7 Click OK.
2nd Method - Driver (Classic View)
Step Action 1 Click Start, Settings, Printers, Printers and Faxes (or Printers and Other Devices). 2 Right-click on the default printer icon. 3
4 Scroll down the list of ports and place a checkmark next to File. 5 Click Apply. 6 Open the document you want to print with the application used to create or view it. 7 Click File. 8 Click Print. 9 Give the file a simple unique name. 10 Click OK.
ALTERNATIVE: If you are not comfortable with the Windows directory structure, you can copy the print file directly to C:\. To do this, double-click on the My Computer desktop icon to display the list of drives. Click and hold the print file, then drag the file directly on to C:\ and release it. Click here for an illustration. See Step 5 in the table below (cd C:\** ) if this is your preferred method.
NOTE: C:\ is sometimes called the primary partition, main drive letter, or root directory. The drive letter may vary, but this is the physical hard drive space and the drive letter given for the location of the installed operating system.
Step Action 1 Click Start. 2 Click Run. 3 In the Open: field, type command or cmd. 4 Click OK. 5 Type cd directory (directory = desktop in this example), or cd c:\ * to set the directory path to the location of the print file. 6 Type dir /p to verify that the print file name is visible in the directory.
NOTE: Windows 95 and 98 users can select the Dos Prompt program group item from the Programs Group list.
If your TCP/IP address is not known, click here for instructions on how to print the network configuration page.
Step Action (From C:\) Illustration example 1 Type FTP printer's ip address and press ENTER. 2 Type port1 for the User_name** and press ENTER. 3 Observe the logged in message. 4 If testing a .prn file, type bin and press ENTER. 5 Observe the Type set to Image message. 6 Type put name of file and press ENTER. 7 Observe the opening of the port and the transfer of the file. 8 Type bye to end the ftp session and press ENTER.
NOTE: Type exit to leave the command prompt and return to Windows.
**The user name port1 is exclusive to the C500n. Most other Lexmark offerings do not require a user name. On all other models, it will suffice to press ENTER when prompted for a user name.
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number.
Please call from near the printer and computer in case the technician asks you to perform task involving one of these devices.