Glossary

ADF

Acronym for automatic document feeder. Scanner input device that feeds multiple pages at one time.

application; app

Enhancement or shortcut that performs a function for the user. Contrast with xref_solution_xref.

bin

Collection point for paper that has exited from the printer. Contrast with xref_feeder_xref and xref_tray_xref.

card

Small, flat device that plugs into a system board or engine board to enhance printer functionality. May come preinstalled, or can be purchased and installed separately as an option.

collate

Printer option that lets users automatically print one complete copy of a multiple-page document before the next copy begins.

Confidential Print

Print option that stores a job on the printer until the user logs in and releases or deletes it.

controller board

Large, complex printed circuit board assembly that interfaces with the printhead and printer control panel to coordinate the functions on a printer. Sometimes called a "system board" or "motherboard."

developer unit

Imaging mechanism that turns the electrostatic charge on a xref_photoconductor_drum_xref into an image.

duplex

Printed, scanned, or copied on both sides.

Eco-Mode

Printer feature that minimizes the use of energy, paper, or specialty media.

eSF

Acronym for Embedded Solutions Framework. Software that lets Java‑based applications run directly on Lexmark multifunction products.

EWS

Acronym for Embedded Web Server. Software built into a printer that provides a control panel for configuring the device from any Web browser.

feeder

Paper input device that is separate from the printer's internal paper feeding/guiding mechanisms. Examples: multipurpose feeder, manual feeder, envelope feeder. See also xref_tray_xref.

finisher

Option that performs post-printing functions such as stapling, hole-punching, folding, or collating.

flash drive

Memory drive used for portable data storage. Sometimes called a "USB drive" or "thumb drive."

flatbed

Type of scanner that uses a flat glass surface for scanning documents.

FTP

Acronym for File Transfer Protocol. System for transferring computer files.

fuser

The part of a laser printer that melts the toner onto the paper.

hard disk

Disk that can be used to store a large amount of information.

held job

Print job that has been sent to the printer but which will not print until the user enters a PIN.

Hibernate Mode

Printer feature that reduces energy consumption to less than one watt. Contrast with xref_Sleep_mode_xref.

hole punch box

Finisher container where punched paper chads are collected.

imaging kit

xref_imaging_unit_xref or xref_developer_unit_xref sold together in a "basket."

imaging unit

Color-specific replaceable mechanism that includes a xref_photoconductor_unit_xref, xref_developer_unit_xref, and toner .

IP address

Unique address used to locate and identify a device over a network.

mailbox

Option that provides additional output capacity and multiple output destinations.

manual feeder

A slot in the printer that lets users feed single sheets of paper.

MFP

Acronym for multifunction product. A single device that can serve several functions, including printing, scanning, faxing, and copying.

mono

Short form for monochrome. Using or showing only black and white and shades of gray.

MPF

Acronym for multipurpose feeder. Printer input mechanism that feeds multiple sheets of nonstandard paper.

network setup page

Printable page of information about all of the configured network and wireless settings on a printer.

N‑up

Printer software option that lets users print multiple ("N") pages of a document on a single sheet of paper.

OCR

Acronym for optical character recognition. The machine recognition of printed characters.

ozone filter

Charcoal filter designed to neutralize the effects of ozone.

page

Digital area where content is printed. Contrast with xref_sheet_xref and xref_side_xref.

photoconductor drum

The rotating, charged portion of the xref_photoconductor_unit_xref that picks up toner.

photoconductor unit

Printer part that is written on by the laser, picks up toner from the developer unit, and then transfers toner to the paper. Contains the xref_photoconductor_drum_xref.

preshared key

Authentication method that involves a secret verification process previously shared between two parties. Keys can take the form of passwords, passphrases, or strings of numbers and letters.

print cartridge

Removable container that contains (1) ink or toner and (2) imaging components, such as a photoconductor or printhead. Contrast with xref_toner_cartridge_xref.

print driver

Software routine that converts an application's printing request into the language the printer understands.

Print Release

Solution that lets users send print jobs from workstations or mobile devices, and then retrieve—or release—the documents from any Print Release‑enabled device.

print server

A device that lets users manage and monitor print jobs among multiple printers and computers on a network. Print servers can be internal or external, wired or wireless, can come in different shapes and sizes, and sometimes resemble network adapters.

Quiet Mode

Printer feature that significantly reduces acoustics produced during a print job by running the print engine at a slower speed.

Safe Mode

Printer state that lets users continue using minimal functionality even if a device error has occurred.

scanner glass

Transparent glass bed where documents are placed while sensors detect document details during the scan process.

sheet

A piece of paper; especially one manufactured for printing. Contrast with xref_side_xref and xref_page_xref.

side

Either surface of a sheet of paper. Contrast with xref_page_xref.

skew

Printed image that is crooked or at an angle.

Sleep Mode

Power‑saving printer state in which the device remains completely available to the user. Contrast with xref_Hibernate_mode_xref.

solution

Combination of software and/or hardware with professional services delivered either by Lexmark or a partner to tailor the offering for the customer's specific needs. Contrast with xref_application_xref.

specialty media

Any type of print media other than plain paper.

toner cartridge

Removable container that holds toner, a black or colored powder used to develop an image on a piece of paper.

transfer module

Image‑forming unit whose wide belt transfers an image from the xref_photoconductor_drum_xref onto paper.

tray

Input device that holds paper for printing. Contrast with xref_bin_xref.

tray linking

Printer feature whereby trays containing paper of the same size and type function as a single paper source.

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