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 solution.


Collection point for paper that has exited from the printer. Contrast with feeder and tray.


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.


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 photoconductor drum into an image.


Printed, scanned, or copied on both sides.


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


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


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


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


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."


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


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


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 Sleep Mode.

hole punch box

Finisher container where punched paper chads are collected.

imaging kit

imaging unit or developer unit sold together in a "basket."

imaging unit

Color-specific replaceable mechanism that includes a photoconductor unit, developer unit, and toner .

IP address

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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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

ozone filter

Charcoal filter designed to neutralize the effects of ozone.


Digital area where content is printed. Contrast with sheet and side.

photoconductor drum

The rotating, charged portion of the photoconductor unit 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 photoconductor drum.

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 toner cartridge.

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.


A piece of paper; especially one manufactured for printing. Contrast with side and page.


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


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 Hibernate Mode.


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 application; app.

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 photoconductor drum onto paper.


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

tray linking

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

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