Roland SOLJET SC-500 User`s manual

SC-500
USER'S MANUAL
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For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated
in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
NOTICE
Grounding Instructions
Do not modify the plug provided - if it will not fit the outlet,
have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Check with qualified electrician or service personnel if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if in
doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong
grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles that accept the tool’s
plug.
Repair or replace damaged or worn out cord immediately.
Operating Instructions
KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches
invites accidents.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void
the users authority to operate this equipment.
DON’T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don’t
use power tools in damp or wet locations, or expose them to
rain. Keep work area well lighted.
DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing; when changing
accessories, such as blades, bits, cutters, and like.
The I/O cables between this equipment and the computing
device must be shielded.
REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING.
Make sure the switch is in off position before plugging in.
USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the
owner’s manual for recommended accessories. The use of
improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
NEVER LEAVE TOOL RUNNING UNATTENDED.
TURN POWER OFF. Don’t leave tool until it comes to a
complete stop.
For Canada
CLASS A
NOTICE
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
CLASSE A
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les
exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du
Canada.
ROLAND DG CORPORATION
1-6-4 Shinmiyakoda, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken, JAPAN 431-2103
MODEL NAME
: See the MODEL given on the rating plate.
RELEVANT DIRECTIVE : EC MACHINERY DIRECTIVE (98/37/EC)
EC LOW VOLTAGE DIRECTIVE (73/23/EEC)
EC ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY DIRECTIVE (89/336/EEC)
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Contents
To Ensure Safe Use .......................................... 2
About the Labels Affixed to the Unit ........ 5
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité ................... 7
À propos des étiquettes collées sur l'appareil .. 10
What to Do upon Opening the Carton ......... 13
1 Checking Accessories ........................................ 13
2 Setting Up and Connection ................................ 14
3 Attach the Drain Bottle ........................................ 16
4 Installing Ink Cartridges ...................................... 18
Part Names ........................................................... 21
Front View .............................................................. 21
Rear View .............................................................. 22
Inside the Front Cover ............................................ 22
Operation Panel ..................................................... 23
Five Modes ........................................................... 24
Maintenance ........................................................ 44
Replacing the Ink Cartridges .................................. 44
Check how much ink remains ................................ 46
Cleaning the Printing Heads ................................... 46
Replacing the Cutter Blade .................................... 48
How to Replace the Separating Knife .................... 49
When the Product Needs Cleaning ........................ 50
When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period... ............ 51
When Moving the Unit... ......................................... 52
User's Reference .............................................. 55
Environment Matching ............................................ 55
Performing Cutting or Printing at the Desired
Location ............................................................ 56
Adjusting the Printing and Cutting Positions .......... 57
Remove the Printed Material, then Reload the
Material and Perform Cutting ............................ 59
Making Corrections for Printing .............................. 64
Setup for Printing ............................................. 25
Aligning the Printing Length and Cutting Length .... 66
1 Loading the Material ........................................... 25
Performing Overprinting ......................................... 67
2 Test Printing ........................................................ 29
Setting the Page Margins ....................................... 68
3 Setting the Printing Mode and Printing Direction ....... 30
About the Prefeed ([PREFEED]) Function ............. 69
Setup for Cutting .............................................. 31
1 Loading the Material ........................................... 31
2 Installing a Blade ................................................ 35
3 Test Cutting ......................................................... 36
Setup for Printing and Cutting ................. 38
Downloading Printing/Cutting Data ...... 39
To Perform Long Printing/Cutting ........................... 70
Adjusting the Height of the Printing Head .............. 71
Materials ................................................................. 72
About Blade Life ..................................................... 74
About the Printing/Cutting Area .............................. 75
Description of Keys ........................................ 77
Description of Menu Items ......................... 79
Remove the Material ...................................... 41
Description of Menus .............................................. 79
Remove the Material from the machine ................. 41
Display Menus Flowchart ....................................... 83
Cut the material from the roll .................................. 41
When Operations Are Finished ............... 43
What to Do If... .................................................... 87
Error Messages ................................................. 92
Specifications ..................................................... 94
SOLJET™ and SOL INK™ are trademarks of Roland DG Corporation.
COLORCHOICE® is a registered in the U.S. Patent Office.
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Other company names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Copyright © 2001 Roland DG Corporation
http://www.rolanddg.com/
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To Ensure Safe Use
About
and
Notices
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used improperly.
* Material damage refers to damage or other adverse effects caused with
respect to the home and all its furnishings, as well to domestic animals or
pets.
About the Symbols
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions or warnings. The specific meaning of
the symbol is determined by the design contained within the triangle. The symbol at left means
"danger of electrocution."
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never be carried out (are forbidden). The
specific thing that must not be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. The
symbol at left means the unit must never be disassembled.
The
symbol alerts the user to things that must be carried out. The specific thing that must
be done is indicated by the design contained within the circle. The symbol at left means the
power-cord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
Do not disassemble, repair, or
modify.
Use only with a power supply of the
same rating as indicated on the unit.
Doing so may lead to fire or abnormal
operation resulting in injury.
Use with any other power supply may lead
to fire or electrocution.
Ground the unit with the ground
wire.
Do not use while in an abnormal
state (i.e., emitting smoke, burning
odor, unusual noise, or the like).
Failure to do so may result in risk of
electrical shock in the even of a mechanical
problem.
Use only with the power cord
included with this product.
Use with other than the included power cord
may lead to fire or electrocution.
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Doing so may result in fire or electrical
shock.
Immediately switch off first the sub power,
then the main power, unplug the power cord
from the electrical outlet, and contact your
authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer or
service center.
Do not operate in a location exposed
to open flame, sparking, or static
electricity, or in a location exposed
to high temperatures, such as in the
immediate vicinity of a heater. Also,
do not place undried media in such
locations.
Doing so may result in fire due to
combustion of ink or cleaning liquid.
Do not store ink cartridges, cleaning
liquid, or discharged ink in locations
such as the following.
• Near open flame
• Locations exposed to high
temperatures, such as in the
immediate vicinity of a heater
• Near bleach, chemicals,
explosives, or the like
Doing so may cause fire.
Ensure adequate ventilation for the
work area.
Failure to do so may result in odor, physical
distress, or fire.
Do not allow ink or cleaning liquid to
come into contact with eyes or skin.
Do not drink or deliberately smell ink
or cleaning liquid.
Doing so may be hazardous to your health.
If ink or cleaning liquid comes in
contact with the eyes, immediately
flush with running water for at least
15 minutes. If eye irritation
continues, seek treatment by a
physician.
If ink or cleaning liquid comes in
contact with the skin, immediately
wash well with soap and water. If
irritation or inflammation occur,
seek treatment by a physician.
If ink or cleaning liquid is
accidentally swallowed, do not
induce vomiting, and immediately
seek treatment by a physician.
If the odor of the ink or cleaning
liquid causes physical distress,
move to a well-ventilated location
and rest quietly. If dizziness or
nausea persists, seek treatment by a
physician.
When storing discharged ink
temporarily, place in the included
drain bottle or a durable sealed
container such as a metal can and
polyethylene tank, and cap tightly.
Store ink cartridges out of the reach
of children.
Leakage of discharged ink or its vapor may
result in odor, physical distress, or fire.
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Do not use with a damaged power
cord or plug, or with a loose
electrical outlet.
Use with any other
power supply may
lead to fire or
electrocution.
Do not injure or modify the electrical
power cord, nor subject it to
excessive bends, twists, pulls,
binding, or pinching, nor place any
object of weight on it.
Do not attempt to unplug the power
cord with wet hands.
Doing so may
result in electrical
shock.
When unplugging the electrical
power cord from the power outlet,
grasp the plug, not the cord.
Unplugging by pulling the cord may damage
it, leading to fire or electrocution.
Doing so may
damage the
electrical power
cord, leading to
electrocution or
fire.
Do not allow liquids, metal objects
or flammables inside the machine.
Such materials
can cause fire.
Install in a level and stable location.
Otherwise the unit may tip over and cause
injury.
Use care to avoid pinching the
fingers when placing the unit on the
stand.
Doing so may
result in injury.
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Unpacking, installation, and moving
must be carried out by two or more
persons.
Failure to do so
may result in
falling of the
unit, leading to
injury.
Use the joining screws to secure the
unit to the stand.
Failure to do so
may result in
falling of the unit,
leading to injury.
Release the caster locks for the
stand before attempting to move.
Otherwise the unit may tip over and cause
injury.
Roll material must be placed at a
predetermined shaft position.
Failure to do so may
result in falling of the
roll, leading to injury.
Do not touch the tip of the blade
with your fingers.
Doing so may result in injury.
Do not place hands within the space
to the front of the unit while in
operation.
Doing so may result in injury.
Make sure the power to the unit is
off before attempting to replace the
separating knife.
Doing so may result in injury.
About the Labels Affixed to the Unit
These labels are affixed to the body of this product.
The following figure describes the location and
content of these messages.
Ink cartridge
Ink and discharged ink are flammable.
Keep away from open flame.
Ink and discharged ink are toxic. Avoid
contact with the body. Use only in a
well-ventilated area.
Do not dismantle the cartridge.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store the cartridge in high or freezing temperatures.
Use only models that support SOL INK. Do not insert this cartridge into a model that does
not support SOL INK.
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Ink and discharged ink are
flammable. Keep away
from open flame.
Ink and discharged ink are
toxic. Avoid contact with the
body. Use only in a wellventilated area.
Do not place hands
within the space to
the front of the unit
while in operation.
Model name
Rating label
Use a rated power supply.
In addition to the
NOTICE
and
: Indicates information to prevent machine breakdown or malfunction and ensure correct use.
: Indicates a handy tip or advice regarding use.
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symbols, the symbols shown below are also used.
Pour utiliser en toute sécurité
Avis sur les avertissements
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de décès ou de blessure grave en
cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
Utilisé pour avertir l'utilisateur d'un risque de blessure ou de dommage
matériel en cas de mauvaise utilisation de l'appareil.
* Par dommage matériel, il est entendu dommage ou tout autre effet
indésirable sur la maison, tous les meubles et même les animaux
domestiques.
À propos des symboles
Le symbole
attire l'attention de l'utilisateur sur les instructions importantes ou les
avertissements. Le sens précis du symbole est déterminé par le dessin à l'intérieur du triangle.
Le symbole à gauche signifie "danger d'électrocution".
Le symbole
avertit l'utilisateur de ce qu'il ne doit pas faire, ce qui est interdit. La chose
spécifique à ne pas faire est indiquée par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à
gauche signifie que l'appareil ne doit jamais être démonté.
Le symbole
prévient l'utilisateur sur ce qu'il doit faire. La chose spécifique à faire est
indiquée par le dessin à l'intérieur du cercle. Le symbole à gauche signifie que le fil électrique
doit être débranché de la prise.
Ne pas démonter, réparer ou
modifier.
Le non-respect de cette consigne pourrait
causer un incendie ou provoquer des
opérations anormales entraînant des
blessures.
Mettre l'appareil à la masse avec une
prise de terre.
Le non-respect de cette consigne pourrait
entraîner des décharges électriques en
cas de problème mécanique.
N'utilisez que le cordon
d'alimentation fourni avec ce
produit.
L’utilisation avec un autre cordon
d’alimentation que celui fourni pourrait
entrainer un risque d’incendie ou
d’électrocution.
Utiliser seulement avec une
alimentation de mêmes
caractéristiques électriques que
celles indiquées sur l'appareil.
Une négligence à ce niveau pourrait
provoquer un incendie ou une
électrocution.
Ne pas utiliser si l'appareil est dans
un état anormal (c'est-à-dire s'il y a
émission de fumée, odeur de brûlé,
bruit inhabituel etc.).
Le non-respect de cette consigne pourrait
provoquer un incendie ou des décharges
électriques.
Couper immédiatement l'alimentation
secondaire et ensuite l'alimentation
principale. Débranchez le fil électrique et
contacter votre revendeur ou votre centre
de service de la société Roland DG
autorisé.
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Ne pas utiliser près d'une flamme nue,
dans un endroit où se produisent des
étincelles ou de l'électricité statique,
ni dans un endroit où les températures
sont élevées, par exemple à proximité
d'un appareil de chauffage.
De plus, il ne faut pas placer le support
humide dans de tels endroits car la
combustion de l'encre ou du liquide nettoyant
peut créer un risque d'incendie.
Ne pas entreposer les cartouches
d'encre, le liquide nettoyant ou l'encre
usée dans les endroits suivants :
• près d'une flamme nue,
• dans des endroits où les
températures sont élevées, par
exemple à proximité d'un appareil
de chauffage,
• près de javellisants, de produits
chimiques, d'explosifs ou autres
produits semblables.
Cela crée un risque d'incendie.
S'assurer que le lieu de travail est bien
aéré.
Sinon, des odeurs fortes peuvent se dégager
et il y a risque de malaises physiques ou
d'incendie.
Cela est dangereux pour la santé.
Si de l'encre ou le liquide nettoyant
viennent en contact avec les yeux,
rincer immédiatement à l'eau courante
pendant au moins 15 minutes. Si les
yeux sont toujours irrités, consulter
un médecin.
Si de l'encre ou du liquide nettoyant
entrent en contact avec la peau,
immédiatement laver à fond avec de
l'eau et du savon. Si la peau devient
irritée ou inflammée, consulter un
médecin.
Si de l'encre ou du liquide nettoyant
sont avalés accidentellement, ne pas
provoquer le vomissement, et
consulter un médecin immédiatement.
Si l'odeur de l'encre ou du liquide
nettoyant cause un malaise physique,
amener immédiatement la personne
dans un endroit bien aéré et la laisser
se reposer. Si l'étourdissement ou les
nausées persistent, consulter un
médecin.
Pour entreposer temporairement
l'encre usée, la placer dans un solide
contenant scellé, par exemple un
contenant en métal et un réservoir en
polyéthylène, et fermer
hermétiquement.
Ranger les cartouches d'encre hors
de portée des enfants.
Les fuites d'encre usée ou la vapeur qui s'en
échappe peuvent causer des odeurs fortes,
des malaises physique ou un incendie.
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Ne pas mettre le liquide nettoyant en
contact avec les yeux ou la peau. Ne
pas boire ou ni respirer délibérément
l'encre ou le liquide nettoyant.
Ne pas utiliser avec une fiche ou un
fil électrique endommagé ou avec
une prise mal fixée.
Une négligence à
ce niveau pourrait
provoquer un
incendie ou une
électrocution.
Ne pas endommager ou modifier le
fil électrique. Ne pas le plier, le
tordre, l'étirer, l'attacher ou le serrer
de façon excessive. Ne pas mettre
d'objet ou de poids dessus.
Ne pas essayer de débrancher le fil
avec des mains mouillées.
Une négligence à
ce niveau pourrait
provoquer des
décharges
électriques.
Saisir la fiche et non le fil électrique
lorsque vous débranchez.
Débrancher en tirant sur le fil pourrait
l'endommager et risquer de provoquer un
incendie ou une électrocution.
Une négligence à
ce niveau pourrait
endommager le fil
électrique ce qui
risquerait de
provoquer une
électrocution ou un
incendie.
Ne pas introduire de liquide, d'objet
métallique ou inflammable dans
l'appareil.
Ce genre de
matériel peut
provoquer un
incendie.
Le déballage, l'installation et le
déplacement de l'appareil doivent
être effectués par deux personnes
ou plus.
Le non-respect de cette consigne pourrait
causer des défauts dans l'appareil
entraînant des blessures.
Installer dans un endroit stable et de
niveau.
Utiliser les vis fournies pour bien
fixer l'appareil sur le support.
Sinon l'appareil pourrait se renverser et
provoquer des blessures.
Le non-respect de
cette consigne
pourrait causer des
défauts dans
l'appareil entraînant
des blessures.
Manipuler avec précaution pour
éviter de se coincer les doigts lors
de l'installation de l'appareil sur le
support.
Débloquer le mécanisme d'arrêt des
roulettes du support avant de le
déplacer.
Une négligence à
ce niveau pourrait
provoquer des
blessures.
Sinon l'appareil pourrait se renverser et
provoquer des blessures.
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Le rouleau doit être placé quand la
barre est en position adéquate.
Une négligence à ce
niveau pourrait
provoquer la chute du
rouleau et causer des
blessures.
Ne pas toucher à l’extrémité de la
lame avec vos doigts.
Une négligence à ce niveau pourrait
provoquer des blessures.
Ne pas mettre les mains dans
l'espace du devant quand l'appareil
est en marche.
Une négligence à ce niveau pourrait
provoquer des blessures.
S'assurer que l'appareil est hors
tension avant d'essayer de
remplacer la lame séparatrice.
Une négligence à ce niveau pourrait
provoquer des blessures.
À propos des étiquettes collées sur l'appareil
Ces étiquettes sont collées à l'extérieur de l'appareil.
Les dessins suivants indiquent l'endroit et le contenu des messages.
la cartouche d'encre
L'encre et l'encre usée sont inflammables.
Les garder loin de toute flamme nue.
L'encre et l'encre usée sont toxiques. Éviter
tout contact avec le corps. Utiliser uniquement
dans un endroit bien aéré.
Ne pas démonter la cartouche.
Conserver hors de la portée des enfants.
Ne pas emmagasiner á das températures hautes ou basses.
À n'utiliser que sur les modèles acceptant SOL INK. Ne pas insérer cette cartouche dans
les modèles n'acceptant pas SOL INK.
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L'encre et l'encre usée sont
inflammables. Les garder loin
de toute flamme nue.
L'encre et l'encre usée sont
toxiques. Éviter tout contact avec
le corps. Utiliser uniquement dans
un endroit bien aéré.
Utiliser uniquement l'encre SOL INK. Ne pas
utiliser d'autres types de cartouches d'encre.
Ne pas mettre les
mains dans l'espace
devant l'élément
quand celui-ci est en
marche.
Ouvrir la plaque avant pendant l’impression
provoque un arrêt d’urgence.
Appuyer sur [PAUSE] si, pour toute autre
raison qu’une urgence, vous désirez
suspendre momentanément l’impression.
Nom du modèle
Étiquette des caractéristiques
électriques
Utiliser l'alimentation appropriée
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MEMO
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
What to Do upon Opening the Carton
1 Checking Accessories
Check the following to make sure that you received all the items that were shipped along with the unit.
Power cord: 1
Drain bottle: 2
Drain-bottle cap: 1
Screws: 2
Blade: 1
Blade holder : 1
Replacement blade for
separating knife: 1
Cleaning kit: 1
Roland COLORCHOICE® : 1
User’s manual: 1
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
2 Setting Up and Connection
Setting Up
Unpacking, installation, and moving
must be carried out by two or more
persons.
Install in a level and stable location.
Otherwise the unit may tip over and cause
injury.
Failure to do so
may result in
falling of the
unit, leading to
injury.
NOTICE
Be sure to install the drain bottle before switching on the power.
Use in the following environment.
• Temperature: 15 to 35 ˚C (59 to 95 ˚F), humidity: 35 to 80 % (no condensation)
Also, take care to ensure that the following conditions are not exceeded even when the machine is not in operation. In particular, be careful to make sure not to expose the machine to high temperatures of 40 ˚C (104 ˚F) or
more.
• Temperature: 5 to 40 ˚C (41 to 104 ˚F), humidity: 20 to 80 % (no condensation)
Never install the unit in any of the following situations, as it could result in breakdown or faulty operation:
• Places where the installation surface is unstable or not level.
• Places with excessive electrical noise.
• Places with excessive humidity or dust.
• Places with poor ventilation, because the unit generates considerable heat during operation.
• Places with excessive vibration.
• Places exposed to strong illumination or direct sunlight.
Never step or stand on the stand legs, as doing so may damage them.
Do not place objects on the unit, as doing so may result in breakdown.
For an explanation of how to assemble the unit and the stand, refer to the “ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS” included with the stand.
When using the unit while mounted on a stand, be sure to ensure a sufficient amount of installation space for the unit. The required
installation spaces for this model are listed below.
2700 mm (106-5/16 in.) wide, 900 mm (35-7/16 in.) depth, and 1500 mm (59-1/16 in.) high
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
Connection
Use only with a power supply of the
same rating as indicated on the unit.
Ground the unit with the ground
wire.
Use with any other power supply may lead
to fire or electrocution.
Failure to do so may result in risk of
electrical shock in the even of a mechanical
problem
Use only with the power cord
included with this product.
Use with other than the included power cord
may lead to fire or electrocution.
NOTICE
Before connecting the cable, make sure the computer's power and the main power switch of the unit are
switched off.
Securely connect the power cord, computer I/O cable and so on so that they will not be unplugged and cause
failure during operation. Doing so may lead to faulty operation or breakdown.
Arrange the power cord and interface connection cable to prevent tripping when moving around the unit.
Rear View
Power connector
Power Connector
Parallel Connector
Power outlet
Power cord
For IBM PC or PC compatibles
Parallel connector
Secure the cable in place with the clips.
Parallel connector
Parallel interface cable (Printer cable)
* Cables are available separately. One which you are sure matches the model of computer being used should be selected.
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
For Macintosh
Connection to a Macintosh requires optional items such as special cable. For more information on the required optional items and
connection settings, contact a Roland dealer.
3 Attach the Drain Bottle
*The tube cap and the cap for the drain bottle are required when moving the machine, so do not discard them.
1
Detach the tube plug from the tube tips protruding
from the bottom surface of the right-hand side of the
unit.
2
Pass the tube through the hole in the drain-bottle
mounting cap and align with the threaded hole.
Tighten the included screws.
Tube
Tube plug
3
Drain-bottle cap
Remove the cap for the drain bottle and attach the drain bottle to the unit by screwing
it on in the direction of the arrow. Line up the threads on the drain bottle with the
threads on the unit, and screw on the bottle without applying excessive force.
Leave this mounted unless transporting the main unit, or when it is full.
Drain bottle
The machine comes with a spare drain bottle. Use it for storing discharged ink temporarily.
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
Disposal of Discharged Ink
When the ink is about to exceed the “Upper Limit” line on the drain bottle, or when moving the machine, follow the steps below to
discard the ink.
When storing discharged ink
temporarily, place in the included
drain bottle or a durable sealed
container such as a metal can and
polyethylene tank, and cap tightly.
Leakage of discharged ink or its vapor may
result in odor, physical distress, or fire.
1
Press the [POWER] key to switch off the power.
The POWER LED goes out
2
Remove the drain bottle
and attach the tube plug to
the tube tips instead.
Drain bottle
3
Tube plug
Dispose of discharged ink properly, in accordance with
regional laws and regulations.
NOTICE
Discharged ink is flammable and contains toxic ingredients. Do not attempt to incinerate discharged ink or
discard it with ordinary trash. Also, do not dispose of it in sewer systems, rivers, or streams. Doing so may
have an adverse impact on the environment.
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
4 Installing Ink Cartridges
Do not operate in a location exposed
to open flame, sparking, or static
electricity, or in a location exposed
to high temperatures, such as in the
immediate vicinity of a heater. Also,
do not place undried media in such
locations.
Doing so may result in fire due to
combustion of ink or cleaning liquid.
Do not store ink cartridges, cleaning
liquid, or discharged ink in locations
such as the following.
• Near open flame
• Locations exposed to high
temperatures, such as in the
immediate vicinity of a heater
• Near bleach, chemicals,
explosives, or the like
Doing so may cause fire.
Ensure adequate ventilation for the
work area.
Failure to do so may result in odor, physical
distress, or fire.
Do not allow ink or cleaning liquid to
come into contact with eyes or skin.
Do not drink or deliberately smell ink
or cleaning liquid.
Doing so may be hazardous to your health.
Store ink cartridges out of the reach
of children.
NOTICE
Do not use anything other SOL INK cartridges. Do not attempt to refill and reuse an empty ink cartridge.
Do not remove any ink cartridges except when shipping the machine.
If ink runs out, replace immediately with the same type and the same color ink cartridge (see "Maintenance Replacing the Ink Cartridges"). If an ink cartridge is removed, replace it immediately with a new one.
Do not attempt to disassemble an ink cartridge.
Store ink cartridges unopened at a temperature of -20 to 40 ˚C (-4 to 104 ˚F) in a well-ventilated location.
If an ink cartridge is dropped, the shock due to the fall may damage the ink cartridge and make it unusable.
Once an ink cartridge has been installed, do not remove it until the ink has been used up. Frequent insertion and
removal may allow air to enter the ink tube and result in a drop in printing quality due to dot drop-out or the like.
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
Installing ink cartridges for the first time after purchase requires three SOL INK cleaning cartridges. This is also the case when you are
draining ink in preparation for transport, then reinstalling the ink cartridges.
NOTICE
Use only SOL INK. Do not insert any other type of ink cartridge.
1
Turn on the main power switch at the back of the unit.
2
Press the [POWER] key on the operation panel.
3
The display appears. Make sure an empty drain bottle is installed, then
press the [ENTER] key on the operation panel.
4
Insert cleaning cartridges into the ink-cartridge ports shown by flashing on the display. Insert the three cartridges firmly, as far
as they will go. Washing starts. While the operation is in progress, remove the cartridges and insert them again. Follow the
messages on the display to carry out the procedure.
Ink cartridge ports
INSTALL
DRAIN BOTTLE
SET CL-LIQUID
[KCMcmY]
SOL INK cleaning cartridge
[ KCMcmY ]
* Insert into the ink cartridge ports shown by flashing
on the display.
(Continued on the next page.)
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What to Do upon Opening the Carton
5
When washing ends, the following message appears on the display.
Firmly insert the SOL INK cartridges for each of the colors as far as
they will go.
SET CARTRIDGE
[KCMcmY]
Ink cartridge ports
SOL INK
When inserting the cartridge, make sure that it is
inserted into the correct slot for that color.
Black
Cyan
Magenta
Light cyan
6
Make sure the following message is displayed, then press the [ENTER] key. Ink filling starts.
7
Replace the drain bottle with an empty one, then press the [ENTER]
key. This completes the installation of the ink cartridges.
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Light magenta
Yellow
SELECT INK TYPE
SOL
CMYKLcLm
Part Names
Part Names
Front View
NOTICE
If you will leave the printing head being uncapped for a long time (for example, open the front cover while
printing is made on the middle of platen), printing heads may get clogging and, in some case it results unrecoverable damage to the printing head.
When the printing carriage is stopped on the platen, press the [POWER] key to reset the power. The carriage
moves and the printing head is capped.
Do not touch the rail or place the hands
inside the right-hand cover except when
adjusting the height of the printing head.
Touching the area shown may cause the
fingers to be soiled by grease or ink, and
may result in diminished image quality.
Rail
Do not put hands inside
Front cover
Sheet Loading Lever
If the cover is opened while the printing or
cutting, it will execute an emergency stop.
Operation panel
Ink cartridge ports
Drain bottle
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Part Names
Rear View
Main power switch
Power Connector
Parallel Connector
Inside the Front Cover
Cutting carriage
Printing carriage
The cutting carriage is where
the cutter is mounted.
When not printing, this stays inside the cover.
Rail
Cutter protector
Platen
Grit roller
Grit roller
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Pinch roller
Platen
Part Names
Operation Panel
For more information about the keys, take a look at "Description of Keys".
BUSY LED
[MENU] key
This flashes while data is being
received from the host computer.
Display
[TEST PRINT] key
[CUT CONFIG] key
This show the various setting
menus, and messages.
[PRINT CONFIG] key
[SETUP] key/LED
[PAUSE] key/LED
[SHEET CUT] key
[POWER] key/LED
[TOOL UP/DOWN] key
[ENTER] key
[ALIGN POINT] key/LED
[TEST CUT] key
[CLEANING] key
([
Arrow keys
] [ ] [
] [
[BASE POINT] key/LED
])
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Five Modes
Five Modes
This machine has the following five modes (operating states).
[POWER] key (Sub power switch)
Main power switch (Rear)
It is generally left on.
Please do not turn it off unless transporting or
maintaining the main unit.
Use this switch to turn power on and off in daily
operation.
When power is turned on the system will enter
the NOT READY state (power on but sheet not
set).
This mode is in effect immediately after the [POWER]
key is pressed to switch on.
This is the state where material has been loaded and its
size detected.
The system can accept data
from the computer when in
this mode.
The system is receiving data
from the computer and performing printing or cutting.
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The SLEEP mode is enabled when the
system has been inactive for a specified
time. (When in the SLEEP mode, the
POWER LED flashes once per 2 seconds.) Any action of following cancels
SLEEP mode.
• Touch any key on the control panel.
• Send data from the computer.
• Open the front cover.
• Operate the sheet loading lever.
Pressing the PAUSE key causes operation to stop
temporarily. Press the PAUSE key again to resume
operation.
Pressing the SETUP key while paused causes remaining data to be cleared and returns to the NOT
READY mode. If the material is removed while
paused, the system goes into the NOT READY
mode.
Setup for Printing
Setup for Printing
1 Loading the Material
Roll material must be placed at a
predetermined shaft position.
Failure to do so may
result in falling of the
roll, leading to injury.
Acceptable material widths
131 to 1371 mm (5-3/16 to 54 in.)
* However, when loading material with a width
of 131 to 430 mm (5-3/16 to 17 in.), set the
[EDGE SENSE] menu item to [DISABLE].
Loading Roll Material
1
Tighten loosely with the screws.
Pass the stoppers onto both ends of the shaft.
(The shafts (2 pieces), stoppers (2 pieces), and screws
(2 pieces) are included with the stand.)
Shaft
* When passing the shaft through the stopper,
be sure to loosen the screws on the stopper
first.
Stopper
2
Attach the media flanges to match the inner diameter of the roll-material core. Insert them firmly, as far as they will go.
(The media flange is included with the stand.)
Media flange
Media flange
Media flange
50.8 mm
(2 in.)
76.2 mm
(3 in.)
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Setup for Printing
3
Set the two shafts in place and apply the brake.
4
Place the rolled material on the shaft.
Pass the end of the material between the pinch rollers
and the grit rollers so that it extends from the front of
the unit.
Shafts
Rear
Brake
Rear
Roll material
5
When viewed from the front, align so that the left-hand edge of the material is above any of the grit rollers and the right-hand edge
is above the long grit roller.
6
Align the orientation of the material so that it is perfectly straight, and move the left-hand and right-hand pinch rollers so that they
are above the grit rollers.
There are two middle pinch rollers, which you can use as required. When you move the pinch rollers to a position over the grit
rollers, the pinch rollers descend. Then do not descend when they are moved away from the grit rollers. It is a good idea to use one
or both middle pinch roller when the material is wide or when the material is flimsy and prone to wrinkling during material feed. Be
sure to lower the left and right pinch rollers.
The white stickers on the rail portion are
guides for positioning the grit rollers.
Rail
Grit rollers
Grit roller
(Right)
Pinch roller
(left)
Position the left and right pinch
rollers over the material, near the
edges.
Pinch roller
(middle 1)
Pinch roller
(middle 2)
Pull out the material
until it engages the
sensor.
Pinch roller
(right)
Make sure that the right-hand edge of
the material does not extend beyond the
right-hand edge of the grit roller.
Important note when the middle pinch rollers are lowered
After printing, if the material is returned back to its previous location before it has dried sufficiently, the middle pinch rollers
may soil the printed surface. When performing printing and cutting, allow the printed surface to dry sufficiently before
attempting to return the material.
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Setup for Printing
7
Align the left- and right-hand stoppers with the width
of the material and tighten the screws to secure in
place.
Rear
Media flange
Roll material
Stopper
Screw
8
From the front of the unit, pull the center of material
straight out toward the front. Without letting any part
of the entire piece of material pulled out to become
slack, move the sheet loading lever all the way to
“LOAD.”
The pinch rollers lower to hold the material in place.
Rear
Entire material
stretched taut
Sheet loading lever
When moved partway, only the
right-hand pinch roller descends.
Data cannot be output while in this
state. To secure the material in
place, move all the way to
"LOAD."
* If there is slackness in the loaded
material, the material may move at
an angle and come loose from the
pinch rollers.
9
Close the front cover.
Use the [
] and [
] keys to select [ROLL], then
press the [ENTER] key.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL EDGE PIECE
*If printing is to be performed from the edge of
the material, select [EDGE] (If [EDGE] does not
appear, set [EDGE SENSE] to [ENABLE]).
10
Press the [SETUP] key. This detects the width of the
material and shows the printable width on the display.
*When [EDGE] is selected in step 9, the width of
the loaded material is detected, then the front
edge of the material is aligned with the print-start
location.
The SETUP LED lights up
If a pinch roller is positioned over an area where is no
grit roller, the massage shown at below appears when
you press the [SETUP] key.
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID LEFTPOS
or [RIGHT]
Top menu
W1000mm
FINE
L ---mm
BI-DIR
Check the positioning of the pinch rollers and make
sure they are aligned at the correct positions.
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Setup for Printing
Loading Flat Material
1
Pass the material between the pinch rollers and the grit
rollers as shown in the figure.
2
Refer to steps 5 and 6 in "Loading Roll Material," and
position the material and the pinch rollers correctly.
4
Close the front cover.
] and [
] keys to select [PIECE], then
Use the [
press the [ENTER] key.
Pass the material
3
Move the sheet loading lever toward LOAD.
The pinch rollers lower to hold the material in place.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL EDGE PIECE
Sheet loading lever
When moved partway,
only the right-hand
pinch roller descends.
Data cannot be output
while in this state. To
secure the material in
place, move all the way
to "LOAD."
5
If [PIECE] does not appear, set [EDGE SENSE]
to [ENABLE].
Press the [SETUP] key. This detects the width and
length of the material and shows the printable width
and length on the display.
The SETUP LED lights up
Top menu
W1000mm
FINE
L1230mm
BI-DIR
If a pinch roller is positioned over an area where is no
grit roller, the massage shown at below appears when
you press the [SETUP] key.
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID LEFTPOS
or [RIGHT]
*If the material is misaligned and looks like it might
come loose from the pinch rollers, or actually does
come loose, please reload the material.
Check the positioning of the pinch rollers and
make sure they are aligned at the correct positions.
• When loading flat material, if the material touches the shaft or roll material at the back of the unit, remove the shaft
and roll material.
• When thick material is loaded, it may adjust the head height. For more information, see "User's Reference -Adjusting the Height of the Printing Head."
• When changed to a different type of material, it is necessary to carry out feed correction and bidirectional correction. For more information, see "User's Reference -- Making Corrections for Printing."
• If the sides of the material have warped, then bend back the warp or feed the warped portion to the front and
perform setup again. Performing printing with a warped piece of material may cause head smudging or jamming of
the material. If the printing heads become damaged or soiled as a result, printing accuracy may suffer.
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Setup for Printing
2 Test Printing
Printing quality is greatly affected by the state of the printing heads.
Before starting to print, you can carry out a printing test to check the state of the printing heads.
If the printing heads are in a poor state and problems such as dot drop-out occur, printing quality drops.
If the test results show a problem, carry out head cleaning to restore the head to its normal state.
1
Load a material, then close the front cover.
2
Hold down the [TEST PRINT] key for 1 second or longer to execute [TEST PRINT].
If there are any missing dots or other evidence
of a drop in printing quality, clean the head
(see "Maintenance -- Cleaning the Printing
Heads").
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Setup for Printing
3 Setting the Printing Mode and Printing Direction
Before start to print, set the printing mode and printing direction.
On the control panel, press the [PRINT CONFIG] key and specify the printing mode and direction of printing.
• Printing quality and output time vary according to the printing mode. Choose a mode that matches the task. Note
that when the printing mode can be set on the computer, the computer’s setting takes priority.
• The printing time for the same original data becomes increasingly longer in this sequence: DRAFT, FAST, NORMAL, FINE, FINE2, SUPER, and PHOTO. Also, with this procedure the size of the output file generally grows
larger, and the processing time for creating the output file also becomes longer.
It's also necessary to ensure enough memory on the computer.
Printing Mode
Printing Direction
PHOTO:
This is suitable for printing photographs.
SUPER:
This is suitable for output with high image
quality, such as posters.
UNI-DIRECTION:
Unidirectional printing.
Printing is performed as the carriage moves from right to left.
Printing quality is better than with [BI-DIRECTION].
FINE:
This is suitable for output with comparatively
high detail, such as posters.
FINE2:
This is suitable for outputting posters and the
(Factory like on various materials.
default)
NORMAL:
This is suitable for printing large-size items
with comparatively high quality in a short
time.
FAST:
This is suitable for printing large-size items in
a short time.
DRAFT:
This can produce output in the shortest time. It
is suitable for checking layout and the like.
1
Press the [PRINT CONFIG] key.
BI-DIRECTION (factory default):
Bidirectional printing.
Printing is performed as the carriage moves from right to left,
and also as it returns from left to right.
Printing speed is faster than with [UNI-DIRECTION].
2
Use the [
mode.
] and [
PRINT MODE
FINE
3
Press the [
] key to make the setting for the printing direction.
Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to display the printing direction, then
press the [ENTER] key.
DIRECTION
BI-DIRECTION
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] keys to choose the printing
Setup for Cutting
Setup for Cutting
1 Loading the Material
Roll material must be placed at a
predetermined shaft position.
Failure to do so may
result in falling of the
roll, leading to injury.
Acceptable material widths
131 to 1371 mm (5-3/16 to 54 in.)
* However, when loading material with a width
of 131 to 430 mm (5-3/16 to 17 in.), set the
[EDGE SENSE] menu item to [DISABLE].
Loading Roll Material
1
Tighten loosely with the screws.
Pass the stoppers onto both ends of the shaft.
(The shafts (2 pieces), stoppers (2 pieces), and screws
(2 pieces) are included with the stand.)
Shaft
* When passing the shaft through the stopper,
be sure to loosen the screws on the stopper
first.
Stopper
2
Attach the media flanges to match the inner diameter of the roll-material core. Insert them firmly, as far as they will go.
(The media flange is included with the stand.)
Media flange
Media flange
Media flange
50.8 mm
(2 in.)
76.2 mm
(3 in.)
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Setup for Cutting
3
Set the two shafts in place and apply the brake.
4
Shafts
Place the rolled material on the shaft.
Pass the end of the material between the pinch rollers
and the grit rollers so that it extends from the front of
the unit.
Rear
Brake
Rear
Roll material
5
When viewed from the front, align so that the left-hand edge of the material is above any of the grit rollers and the right-hand edge
is above the long grit roller.
6
Align the orientation of the material so that it is perfectly straight, and move the left-hand and right-hand pinch rollers so that they
are above the grit rollers.
There are two middle pinch rollers, which you can use as required. When you move the pinch rollers to a position over the grit
rollers, the pinch rollers descend. Then do not descend when they are moved away from the grit rollers. It is a good idea to use one
or both middle pinch roller when the material is wide or when the material is flimsy and prone to wrinkling during material feed. Be
sure to lower the left and right pinch rollers.
The white stickers on the rail portion are
guides for positioning the grit rollers.
Rail
Grit rollers
Grit roller
(Right)
Pinch roller
(left)
Position the left and right pinch
rollers over the material, near the
edges.
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Pinch roller
(middle 1)
Pinch roller
(middle 2)
Pull out the material
until it engages the
sensor.
Pinch roller
(right)
Make sure that the right-hand edge of
the material does not extend beyond the
right-hand edge of the grit roller.
Setup for Cutting
7
Align the left- and right-hand stoppers with the width
of the material and tighten the screws to secure in
place.
Rear
Media flange
Roll material
Stopper
Screw
8
From the front of the unit, pull the center of material
straight out toward the front. Without letting any part
of the entire piece of material pulled out to become
slack, move the sheet loading lever all the way to
“LOAD.”
The pinch rollers lower to hold the material in place.
Sheet loading lever
When moved partway, only the
right-hand pinch roller
descends.
Data cannot be output while in
this state. To secure the material
in place, move all the way to
"LOAD."
Rear
Entire material
stretched taut
* If there is slackness in the loaded material,
the material may move at an angle and
come loose from the pinch rollers.
When [PREFEED] is set to [DISABLE], use the arrow keys to feed out the length of material that you want to use.
After feeding it out, return it to its original position and leave it loose behind the unit.
If cutting is started without doing this first, a motor error may occur or the material roll may fall when the material is
pulled out.
9
Close the front cover.
Use the [
] and [
] keys to select [ROLL], then
press the [ENTER] key.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL EDGE PIECE
*If cutting is to be performed from the edge of the
material, select [EDGE] (If [EDGE] does not
appear, set [EDGE SENSE] to [ENABLE]).
10
Press the [SETUP] key. This detects the width of the
material and shows the printable width on the display.
*When [EDGE] is selected in step 9, the width of
the loaded material is detected, then the front
edge of the material is aligned with the print-start
location.
The SETUP LED lights up
If a pinch roller is positioned over an area where is no
grit roller, the massage shown at below appears when
you press the [SETUP] key.
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID LEFTPOS
or [RIGHT]
Top menu
W1000mm
FINE
L ---mm
BI-DIR
Check the positioning of the pinch rollers and make
sure they are aligned at the correct positions.
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Setup for Cutting
Loading Flat Material
1
Pass the material between the pinch rollers and the grit
rollers as shown in the figure.
2
Refer to steps 5 and 6 in "Loading Roll Material," and
position the material and the pinch rollers correctly.
4
Close the front cover.
] and [
] keys to select [PIECE], then
Use the [
press the [ENTER] key.
Pass the material
3
Move the sheet loading lever toward LOAD.
The pinch rollers lower to hold the material in place.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL EDGE PIECE
Sheet loading lever
When moved partway,
only the right-hand pinch
roller descends.
Data cannot be output
while in this state. To
secure the material in
place, move all the way
to "LOAD."
5
If [PIECE] does not appear, set [EDGE SENSE]
to [ENABLE].
Press the [SETUP] key. This detects the width and
length of the material and shows the printable width
and length on the display.
The SETUP LED lights up
Top menu
W1000mm
FINE
L ---mm
BI-DIR
If a pinch roller is positioned over an area where is no
grit roller, the massage shown at below appears when
you press the [SETUP] key.
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID LEFTPOS
or [RIGHT]
*If the material is misaligned and looks like it might
come loose from the pinch rollers, or actually does
come loose, please reload the material.
• When loading flat material, if the material touches the shaft or roll material at the back of the unit, remove the shaft
and roll material.
• If the sides of the material have warped, then bend back the warp or feed the warped portion to the front and
perform setup again.
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Setup for Cutting
2 Installing a Blade
Do not touch the tip of the blade
with your fingers.
Doing so may result in injury, and the
cutting performance of the blade will be
impaired.
NOTICE
1
Be sure to support the tool mounting screw from below when installing the blade holder.
Cutting quality may become poor if installed without supporting the screw in this way.
Insert a blade into the blade holder until it snaps into
place with an audible click.
2
Adjust the amount of blade extension as shown in
figure to find the optimal amount of blade for the
target material.
Turning the tip by an amount
corresponding to one large
scale gradation extends the blade by
0.1 mm (0.00394 in.).
Adjustment for 0.5 mm (0.0197 in.)
can be made by rotating the
cap one full turn.
Push-pin
Blade holder
0.1 mm
(0.00394 in.)
Blade
Min. : 0 mm
3
Max. : 2.5 mm
(0.0984 in.)
(1) Loosen the tool securing screw on the cutting
carriage.
(2) Support the tool-securing screw from below and
install the blade holder. Insert the blade holder
until the collar is flush with the carriage.
(3) Tighten the tool securing screw until the blade
holder is secured in place.
Cutting carriage
Loosen
Tighten
Tool securing screw
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Setup for Cutting
3 Test Cutting
Cutting quality is affected by the blade and material being used, and by the cutting conditions. There are four cutting conditions: “cutting
speed,” “blade force,” “blade offset,” and “amount of blade extension.” For high-quality cutting, it is necessary to set the appropriate
cutting conditions for the blade and material in actual use.
The cutting test is a feature for checking beforehand whether these cutting conditions are appropriate.
1
Install a blade and load a material, then close the front
cover.
2
3
Press the [TEST CUT] key for 1 second or longer.
Test cutting starts.
4
Examine the cutting results for the material and diagnose the cutting conditions.
Use the [ ] , [ ] , [
] and [
] keys to move
the tool carriage to the place where the test cutting is
to be performed.
(1) Peel off the round section (marked by
).
When it can be peeled by itself, without disturbing the square (marked by
), the
cutter force is set appropriately.
If it peels, either the “blade force” or the “amount of blade extension” is insufficient.
(2) Remove the square section (marked by
).
The optimum blade pressure is correct if you can clearly make out the lines left by the
blade.
If the blade trace is indistinct or too strong, you need to adjust the “blade force” or the
“amount of blade extension.”
(3) Check the shape of the rectangle.
- If the corners are cut securely as shown in A, there conditions are correct.
- If the corners are rounded as shown in B, the “blade offset” is insufficient.
- If the corners have “horns” as shown in C, the “blade offset” is too large
A
B
C
If the test cutting shows problems with the material cutting results, adjust the cutting conditions.
For “cutting speed,” “blade force,” and “blade offset,” press the [CUT CONFIG] key and set the cutting conditions.
For “amount of blade extension,” refer to “Setup for Cutting -- 2 Installing the Blade.”
Repeat the cutting tests and adjustment of the cutting conditions until you obtain good cutting results for the material.
When [COMMAND] on the display menu has been set to [ENABLE], the program’s settings for the cutting conditions take priority.
To give priority to the cutting conditions set on the machine, turn off the program settings, or set the [COMMAND]
menu to [DISABLE].
For more information about the [COMMAND] menu, see the section “Descriptions of Menu Items - Description of
Menus.”
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Setup for Cutting
Incorrect cutting conditions may cause symptoms such as those described below.
For Materials with a Strong Adhesive Layer
If you are using a material with a strong adhesive layer, the adhesive layer may adhere to itself immediately when cut.
This means that even though the material has actually been cut, it may appear as if it has not been cut, and blade force
may mistakenly be set too high.
If a cutting test shows that the material peels easily and the blade traces on the carrier paper are optimal, then the
material is being cut. Take care not to set the blade force excessively high.
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Setup for Printing and Cutting
Setup for Printing and Cutting
Before performing printing and cutting, set up the machine as follows.
1 Loading the Material
Refer to “Setup for Printing -- 1 Loading the Material” and load the material correctly.
2 Installing a Blade
Refer to “Setup for Cutting -- 2 Installing the Blade” and install the blade correctly.
3 Test Printing
Refer to “Setup for Printing -- 2 Printing Test” and check the state of the heads.
4 Setting the Printing Mode and Printing Direction
Refer to “Setup for Printing -- 3 Selecting the Printing Mode and Direction of Printing” and make the settings for the modes.
5 Test Cutting
Refer to “Setup for Cutting -- 3 Cutting Test” and perform a cutting test and adjust the cutting conditions.
When cutting is performed after printing, the cap tip of the blade holder may scratch the printed surface. If this is the
case, lengthen the cutter blade extension.
Also, when time is required for the printed surface to dry, you can ensure an automatic wait for a fixed interval after
printing before cutting starts. For detailed information, go to the "Description of Menu Items" chapter, and under "Description of Menus," see [DRYING TIME]. Note that in cases where you can also make this setting using the program,
the setting made here takes priority. Check the documentation for the program.
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Downloading Printing/Cutting Data
Downloading Printing/Cutting Data
NOTICE
Opening the front cover while printing is in progress causes an emergency stop. This means that printing may
not be carried out correctly even if operation is resumed, due to drop-out or misalignment of the image.
To pause printing for any other reason than an emergency stop, press the [PAUSE] key.
Note pressing the [PAUSE] key to pause operation may result in differing image quality before and after the
pause. It is a good idea to avoid pausing operation while printing is in progress whenever possible.
If you will leave the printing head being uncapped for a long time (for example, open the front cover while
printing is made on the middle of platen), printing heads may get clogging and, in some case it results unrecoverable damage to the printing head.
Printing or cutting is started when data is sent.
If the top menu isn't displayed, printing or cutting doesn't start even when data is sent from the computer.
Conditions for starting printing or cutting
The material must be already set up (with the SETUP LED lighted),
and the display must show the top menu.
Top menu
W1234mm
FINE
L ---mm
BI-DIR
If another menu screen is displayed, press the [SETUP] key to go back to the top menu.
(Pressing the [SETUP] key when another menu screen is displayed does not cancel the set-up for the material.)
If the data sent from the computer is wider than the printing/cutting area of
the loaded material, the message at right appears and operation stops.
To ignore this message and continue printing, press the [ENTER] key. Note
that the portion outside the printing/cutting area is not outputted.
To stop outputting, stop sending data from the computer, then press the
[SETUP] key. Increase the printing/cutting area by replacing with a larger
piece of material or changing the positions on the pinch rollers, then send the
data again.
SHEET TOO SHORT
CONTINUE?
Pausing Printing or Cutting Operations
Press the [PAUSE] key.
To resume printing
Press the [PAUSE] key.
The PAUSE LED lights up
The PAUSE LED goes out
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Downloading Printing/Cutting Data
Stopping Printing or Cutting Operations
1
Press the [PAUSE] key.
The PAUSE LED lights up
2
Halt transmission of print or cutting instructions from
the computer.
3
Hold down the [SETUP] key for one second or longer.
Any remaining data is cleared.
The SETUP LED goes out
* Clearing the data
may take some
time.
If the "INK EMPTY" message appears while printing
If it becomes necessary to replace the ink cartridge while printing is in
progress, the buzzer sounds and the following message is displayed.
Please replace the ink cartridge.
If this message is ignored and printing is continued without replacing the
ink cartridge, image quality may be adversely affected and exhibit
faintness or other problems.
1
When [INK CONTROL]'s [EMPTY MODE] is
set to [LATER]
INK EMPTY
[KCMcmY]
This indicates the ink color.
The color for which ink has run out flashes.
K = Black / C = Cyan / M = Magenta /
c = Light Cyan / m = Light Magenta /
Y = Yellow
2
Pull out the cartridge for the ink color that has run out,
and replace with a new cartridge (see "Replacing the
Ink Cartridges").
3
Press the [PAUSE] key to resume printing.
Press the [PAUSE] key to pause printing.
The PAUSE LED lights up
The PAUSE LED goes out
When [INK CONTROL]'s [EMPTY MODE] is
set to [PROMPT]
The unit pauses automatically.
About the [EMPTY MODE]
When replacement of the ink cartridge becomes necessary while printing is in progress, this setting determines whether printing
continues or pauses.
This setting is used when the ink cartridge cannot be changed immediately during printing, such as during unattended operation at
night. [LATER] causes printing to continue without pause even if ink refilling becomes necessary. Printing continues with the small
amount of ink remaining, so the printed image may become faint as the ink runs out. In general, it should possible to perform about 1
m2 (10 ft2) of printing once this message appears, although the actual varies widely according to the amount of ink needed for the
particular image. Printing is continued only for the data currently being printed. Operation stops after one image is output.
[PROMPT] causes operation to pause immediately when the ink cartridge needs to be changed. Printing is resumed by replacing the
cartridge and pressing the [PAUSE] key. Please note, however, that the colors of an image in progress may no longer be perfectly
matched if the unit is allowed to remain paused for two or three hours before resuming printing.
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Remove the Material
Remove the Material
Remove the Material from the machine
1
Press the [SETUP] key. Hold down for about 1
second.
The SETUP LED goes out
2
Move the sheet loading lever toward the back of the
unit.
The pinch rollers rise to release the material.
Sheet loading lever
3
Open the front cover.
To remove the material.
Cut the material from the roll
Either of two methods can be used to separate a portion that's already been cut or printed from the roll. One method is to press the
[SHEET CUT] key. The other method is to perform separation automatically by sending a material-cutting command from the computer.
When separating the material by pressing the [SHEET CUT] key
Holding down the [SHEET CUT] key for 1 second or longer
severs the material at the present location of the blade tip.
The material is cut off here.
Present location of
the blade tip
Cut or printed
portion
* This operation isn't necessary when
sending a material-cutting command
from the computer to separate the
material automatically.
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Remove the Material
When sending a material-cutting command from the computer
to separate the material automatically
* When the material-cutting command has not been set to "enabled" at the computer, automatic separation of
the material is not performed, even when the following setting is made.
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
MENU
AUTO SHEET CUT
2
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
The material-separating location during
continuous output
Start of the next output
35 mm
(1-1/8 in.)
AUTO SHEET CUT
DISABLE DISABLE
End of output
3
Use the [ ] key to select [ENABLE], then press the
[ENTER] key.
AUTO SHEET CUT
DISABLE ENABLE
Location where separated
35 mm (1-1/8 in.)
Margin (value set for [PAGE MARGIN])
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When Operations Are Finished
When Operations Are Finished
NOTICE
Even when not in use, keep the machine in an environment where the temperature is 5 to 40 ˚C (41 to 104 ˚F) and
the humidity is 20 to 80 % (no condensation). In particular, be careful to make sure not to expose the machine to
high temperatures of 40 ˚C (104 ˚F) or more.
When operations are finished, move the sheet loading lever toward the back of the unit to raise the pinch rollers.
The pinch rollers may be deformed if allowed to remain in the lowered state.
1
2
If the SETUP LED is lighted, press the [SETUP] key.
Hold down for about 1 second.
Move the sheet loading lever toward the back of the
unit and remove the material.
Sheet loading lever
The SETUP LED goes out
3
4
Remove the blade holder from the cutting carriage.
Remove the blade.
(2) Remove the blade holder
Press the push-pin
Blade holder
(1) Loosen the tool
securing screw
Blade
5
Press the [POWER] key to switch off the power.
The carriage moves to the standby position and the head is capped.
If the carriage is already at the standby position, no movement takes place.
Standby position
The POWER LED goes out
Carriage
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Maintenance
Maintenance
Replacing the Ink Cartridges
Do not operate in a location exposed
to open flame, sparking, or static
electricity, or in a location exposed
to high temperatures, such as in the
immediate vicinity of a heater. Also,
do not place undried media in such
locations.
Doing so may result in fire due to
combustion of ink or cleaning liquid.
Do not store ink cartridges, cleaning
liquid, or discharged ink in locations
such as the following.
• Near open flame
• Locations exposed to high
temperatures, such as in the
immediate vicinity of a heater
• Near bleach, chemicals,
explosives, or the like
Doing so may cause fire.
Ensure adequate ventilation for the
work area.
Failure to do so may result in odor, physical
distress, or fire.
Do not allow ink or cleaning liquid to
come into contact with eyes or skin.
Do not drink or deliberately smell ink
or cleaning liquid.
Doing so may be hazardous to your health.
Store ink cartridges out of the reach
of children.
NOTICE
Do not use anything other SOL INK cartridges. Do not attempt to refill and reuse an empty ink cartridge.
Do not remove any ink cartridges except when shipping the machine.
If ink runs out, replace immediately with the same type and the same color ink cartridge. If an ink cartridge is
removed, replace it immediately with a new one.
Do not attempt to disassemble an ink cartridge.
Store ink cartridges unopened at a temperature of -20 to 40 ˚C (-4 to 104 ˚F) in a well-ventilated location.
If an ink cartridge is dropped, the shock due to the fall may damage the ink cartridge and make it unusable.
When removing an ink cartridge, do not rush. Detach the cartridge gently. Sudden movement when detaching
may cause ink to be spilled.
Once an ink cartridge has been installed, do not remove it until the ink has been used up. Frequent insertion and removal
may allow air to enter the ink tube and result in a drop in printing quality due to dot drop-out or the like.
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Maintenance
NOTICE
1
Use only SOL INK. Do not insert any other type of ink cartridge.
Remove the ink cartridge from the ink-cartridge port.
2
Insert new ink cartridge.
SOL INK
Ink cartridge ports
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Maintenance
Check how much ink remains
You can use [INK LEFT] on the display menu to check how much ink is left after the ink cartridges have been installed.
Use this information as a guide for replacing the ink cartridges.
If a partially used ink cartridge is removed and reinstalled, or if a partially used ink cartridge is installed, the cartridge is taken to be
unused, and the displaced amount of remaining ink is not true.
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
2
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
The fewer the markers, the less is the amount of ink
left.
MENU
INK LEFT
K
c
C
m
M
Y
K = Black / C = Cyan / M = Magenta /
c = Light Cyan / m = Light Magenta /
Y = Yellow
Remaining ink
Much
No marker
Little
Cleaning the Printing Heads
Switching on the sub power automatically performs maintenance operations, including cleaning of the printing head. This means that
there is normally no need to perform cleaning otherwise.
If drop-out occurs with printed images, clean the printing head.
* After cleaning, carry out a printing test. Load material.
The cleaning causes a certain amount of head wear and also consumes a certain amount of ink, so use should be kept
to a minimum.
[POWERFUL] results in faster head wear and also uses up much ink. (Performing cleaning from the [POWERFUL]
menu uses up about 57 cc of ink for six colors. This is because the process discharges all ink in the ink tube and
replaces it with fresh ink.)
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Maintenance
1
Hold down the [CLEANING] key for 1 second or
longer to start head cleaning.
3
Check the printing-test results.
If a problem is found, repeat the cleaning.
2
When head cleaning finishes, hold down the [TEST
PRINT] key for 1 second or longer to perform a
printing test (see "Setup for Printing -- Test Printing").
If drop-out persists even after carrying out cleaning several times
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to display
[HEAD CLEANING], then press the [
] key.
2
Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to select either
[MEDIUM] or [POWERFUL], then press the
[ENTER] key.
Head cleaning starts.
HEAD CLEANING
MEDIUM
MENU
HEAD CLEANING
or [POWERFUL]
*The cleaning function increases in this sequence.
- When the [CLEANING] key is pressed
- The [MEDIUM] menu item on the [HEAD
CLEANING] menu
- The [POWERFUL] menu item
3
When head cleaning finishes, hold down the [TEST
PRINT] key for 1 second or longer to perform a
printing test (see "Setup for Printing -- Test Printing").
4
Check the printing-test results.
If a problem is found, repeat the cleaning.
If image drop-out is not corrected even when cleaning has been performed several
times from the [POWERFUL] menu
If image drop-out is not corrected even when cleaning has been performed several times from the [POWERFUL] menu, use the included
cleaning kit. For information on how to use the cleaning kit, refer to the documentation included with the kit.
If cleaning with the cleaning kit does not correct image drop-out, consult your authorized Roland DG Corp. dealer or service center.
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Maintenance
Replacing the Cutter Blade
Do not touch the tip of the blade
with your fingers.
Doing so may result in injury, and the
cutting performance of the blade will be
impaired.
1
Remove the blade holder from the cutting carriage.
2
Remove the old blade.
(2) Remove the blade holder
Press the push-pin
Blade holder
(1) Loosen the tool
securing screw
Old
blade
3
Replace with a new blade.
Push-pin
Blade holder
4
(1) Loosen the tool securing screw on the cutting
carriage.
(2) Support the tool-securing screw from below and
install the blade holder. Insert the blade holder
until the collar is flush with the carriage.
(3) Tighten the tool securing screw until the blade
holder is secured in place.
Cutting carriage
New
blade
Loosen
Tool securing screw
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Tighten
Maintenance
How to Replace the Separating Knife
Do not touch the tip of the blade
with your fingers.
Make sure the power to the unit is
off before attempting to replace the
separating knife.
Doing so may result in injury, and the
cutting performance of the blade will be
impaired.
Doing so may result in injury.
If the separating knife, replace it with the replacement blade.
1
Press the [POWER] key to switch off the power.
3
Remove the separating knife.
(1) Loosen the screw until it slips out.
(2) Grasp the screw portion, and slowly pull it out in
the direction of the arrow.
* Do not pull back while doing this.
The POWER LED goes out
2
Turn off the main power switch.
4
Replace with a new knife.
Positioning groove
(2)
The knife is secured in
place by the magnet.
(1)
If the blade remains in the carriage, use commercially available tweezers to remove it.
5
Install the separating knife.
(1) Grasp the screw portion and slowly insert it into
the groove.
* Take care to ensure that the knife does not slip
(2) Tighten the screw.
(1)
(2)
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Maintenance
When the Product Needs Cleaning
NOTICE
When performing cleaning, turn off the main power switch.
* Before turning off the main power, press the [POWER] key to switch off the sub power.
Never lubricate the mechanisms.
Do not clean with solvents (such as benzine or thinners).
Periodically clean the platen. Attractive printing may become impossible if the platen is soiled.
Do not touch the printing heads or allow the printing heads to come in contact with anything except ink.
Cleaning the body
Use a cloth moistened with water then wrung well, and wipe gently to clean. Wipe the operation panel and display gently with a clean,
dry, and soft cloth.
Cleaning the platen
Use a cloth moistened with water then wrung well, and wipe gently to clean.
Cleaning the grit rollers
Use a commercially available brush to remove dust and other detritus. Brush
horizontally while rotating the grit rollers.
Any adhering grime may prevent the material from being held in place securely.
Cleaning the pinch rollers
Use a cloth moistened with water then wrung well, and wipe gently to clean.
Cleaning the front cover
Use a cloth moistened with water then wrung well, and wipe gently to clean.
Cleaning the blade holder cap
If material debris is adhering to the inner surface of the cap for the blade holder, loosen and remove the cap, then remove the material
debris.
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Maintenance
When Not in Use for a Prolonged Period...
NOTICE
Even when not in use, keep the machine in an environment where the temperature is 5 to 40 ˚C (41 to 104 ˚F) and
the humidity is 20 to 80 % (no condensation). In particular, be careful to make sure not to expose the machine to
high temperatures of 40 ˚C (104 ˚F) or more.
When not in use, move the sheet loading lever toward the back of the unit to leave the pinch rollers in the up
position state. The pinch rollers may be deformed if allowed to remain in the lowered state.
When the machine is out of use for an extended period, then once a month, switch on the power and perform cleaning. When the machine's
main power switch is left on, a warning beep sounds about once a month to remind you to perform cleaning. We recommend switching off
only the sub power and leaving the main power on even when the machine is out of use for an extended period.
1
When the machine is out of use for about a month, a warning beep
sounds and the following message appears on the display.
2
Press the [POWER] key to switch on the sub power. Cleaning is
performed automatically.
The POWER LED
lights up
3
After cleaning has finished, hold down the [POWER] key for 1 second
or longer to switch off the sub power.
The POWER LED
goes out
PRESS THE POWER
KEY TO CLEAN
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Maintenance
When Moving the Unit...
NOTICE
When moving the unit, first carry out head washing, then secure the carriage in place.
Head cleaning requires three SOL INK cleaning cartridges, which are optionally available. Be sure to use SOL
INK cleaning cartridges. Use of any other type may result in breakdown.
1
If there is material loaded, hold down the [SETUP]
key for 1 second or longer to cancel setup, then
remove the material (see "Remove the Material").
2
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
MENU
INK CONTROL
3
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
4
Use the [ ] key to select [HEAD WASH], then press
the [ENTER] key.
INK CONTROL
EMPTY MODE
5
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
When the display shown in the figure appears, discard
the discharged ink in the drain bottle.
* Be sure to discard the discharged ink.
Attempting to head washing while discharged ink
remains may cause discharged ink to overflow from
the bottle.
6
Mount the drain bottle and press the [ENTER] key to
display the screen shown in the figure.
REMOVE CARTRIDGE
[KCMcmY]
DISCARD
DRAIN INK
7
When all ink cartridges have been removed, head
washing starts. Follow the messages on the display to
carry out the procedure.
8
When the display shown in the figure appears, head
washing is finished.
Press the [POWER] key to switch off the sub power.
The POWER LED goes out
Messages appearing during head washing
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
SET CL-LIQUID
[KCMcmY]
Insert a cleaning cartridge into the ink
cartridge port for the flashing color.
9
REMOVE CL-LIQUID
[KCMcmY]
When the POWER
LED goes out, turn off
the main power switch.
Remove the cleaning cartridge from the ink
cartridge port for the flashing color.
K = Black C = Cyan M = Magenta
m = Light Magenta Y = Yellow
c = Light Cyan
Continued on the next page
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Maintenance
10
Detach the power cord and the cable connecting the
unit to the computer.
11
Remove the drain bottle.
Drain bottle
12
Remove the drain-bottle cap.
13
Attach the tube plug to the tube tips instead.
Tube
Drain-bottle cap
14
Tube plug
Referring to "Unpacking and Repacking" on the
packing carton, secure the carriage in place and pack
the unit in the carton.
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Maintenance
MEMO
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User's Reference
User's Reference
Environment Matching
Printing length in the direction of carriage movement may be affected by changes in the operating environment (temperature and humidity).
This may result in misalignment of the printing or cutting location in the carriage-movement direction.
If this happens, then follow the steps below to perform automatic adjustment and optimize it to the operating environment.
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
2
MENU
ENV. MATCH
3
The printing carriage moves and the printing length in
the carriage-movement direction is adjusted.
Press the [ENTER] key.
When material is loaded, the message shown in the
figure appears. Remove the material, then press the
[ENTER] key again.
REMOVE THE SHEET
4
When automatic adjustment ends, the screen returns to
the display in step 1.
While automatic adjustment is in progress, the following
message appears on the display.
NOW PROCESSING...
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User's Reference
Performing Cutting or Printing at the Desired Location
Set the print or cutting start position (base point) to the desired location.
1
Load material and install a blade, then press the
[SETUP] key.
2
Use the arrow keys to align the blade with the new
printing or cutting start location (base point).
Align with
the center
of the blade
installed on
the cutting
carriage.
3
Press the [BASE POINT] key.
The BASE POINT LED lights up
When an align point has been set,
it is released if the [BASE POINT]
key is pressed.
To release the starting location that has been set...
• Set a new starting location in a different location.
• Press the [SETUP] key to cancel the setup for the material (making the SETUP LED go out).
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User's Reference
Adjusting the Printing and Cutting Positions
When printing is followed by cutting, the cutting line may be displaced from the printing. If this happens, use the display menu’s
[PRINT-CUT ADJ.] function to align the printing and cutting positions.
Read the correction value from the test pattern printed and cut on the material. Enter the read correction value with the operation panel,
then align the printing and cutting positions.
1
Load material and install a blade, then press the
[SETUP] key.
2
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
MENU
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
3
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
4
Press the [ENTER] key to print and cut the test
pattern.
Test pattern
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
+2.0
-2.0
+1.5
-1.5
+1.0
-1.0
+0.5
-0.5
Correction-value scale
5
From the test pattern, read the value at the location
shown below.
Cutting line
+0.0
+2.0
+1.5
+1.0
+0.5
+0.0
-0.0
Scan
Feed
-0.5
Scan direction
-2.0
Read the scale on which the cutting line
goes over as the correction-value .
In this figure, the value is "-0.3."
Use the same method to read the value
on the [Feed] side.
-1.5
-1.0
-0.5
-0.0
Cutting line
Continued on the next page.
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User's Reference
6
Use the [ ] key to choose [FEED ADJUST] or
[SCAN ADJUST].
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
FEED ADJUST
8
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Enter the correction value read in step 5.
Select the correction value with the [ ] [ ] key,
and press the [ENTER] key.
Repeat steps 6 through 8 and perform [FEED
ADJUST] or [SCAN ADJUST].
7
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
FEED ADJUST
0.2 mm 0.2 mm
User's Reference
Remove the Printed Material,
then Reload the Material and Perform Cutting
This feature is for performing position alignment in cases where printing is performed, after which the material removed from the
machine for further processing (such as laminating), then again loaded for cutting.
Printable and Cuttable Size and Position
Crop marks are used to align material that has been removed, but when you are printing with crop marks, the area where you can perform
printing and cutting is smaller than the area bounded by the crop marks.
You can easily check the actual size of the area where output is possible without crop marks. While the display shows the area where
output is possible, press and hold the [ENTER] key. The actual size where output is possible is displayed until you release the key.
Printing/cutting area
of the entire piece of material
W1000mm
FINE
-----BI-DIR
Area where output is possible
when printing with crop marks
Printing/cutting area
of the entire piece of material
Area where output is possible
when printing with crop marks
W 975mm
FINE
-----BI-DIR
: Crop-mark size
: Pinch rollers
The position where you cut off the material after printing ends is also important. When you reload the material, a margin of 80 mm or
more from the rear edge of the crop marks is required. When you are separating the material automatically, set [PAGE MARGIN] to 80
mm or more. (See "Setting the Page Margins" elsewhere in this chapter.)
: Crop marks
: Pinch rollers
Where to cut the material off
80 mm
12.5 mm
1.5 mm
12.5 mm
12.5 mm
1.5 mm
Area where output is possible
when printing with crop marks
12.5 mm
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User's Reference
When you are printing with crop marks, then when printing data that exceeds the size
where output is possible is received, the following message appears and the system
goes into standby.
Stop the output of data from the computer, then press the [SETUP] key to stop printing.
Pressing the [ENTER] key starts printing, but the portion that exceeds the size where
output is possible is truncated and crop marks are not printed.
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CAN'T PRINT CROP
CONTINUE?
User's Reference
Printing with Crop Marks
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
2
MENU
CROP MARK
3
Use the [ ] key to select [ENABLE], then press the
[ENTER] key.
CROP MARK
クロッフ゜ マーク
DISABLE ENABLE
ムコウ ユウコウ
* Setting [CROP MARK] to [ENABLE] makes the
output area 25 mm (1 in.) narrower.
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
CROP MARK
DISABLE DISABLE
4
Send the printing data from the computer.
Three crop marks are automatically printed on the left
and right areas at the front edge of the material.
Rear
Front
Crop marks
If you used the program to enable or disable crop marks, then crop marks are printed or not printed according to the
program settings. The setting made with the control panel for the machine takes effect only in cases where the program
does not specify that crop marks are enabled or disabled.
Crop marks are printed bidirectionally. If you have changed the material to a different type or changed the head height,
adjust bidirectional printing. For more information about bidirectional printing, see "User's Reference - Make Corrections for Printing."
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User's Reference
Reloading and Aligning Material
1
2
3
4
Follow steps 1 to 4 on the previous page to perform printing with crop marks.
When printing is finished press the [SET UP] key, remove the material and carry out lamination (or whatever further processing
needs to be done).
Load the material at the same pinch-roller positions used during printing, then press the [SETUP] key. At this time, load the material
so that the crop marks are to the inner sides of the pinch rollers on either side.
Install a blade holder on the cutting carriage.
Set the base point.
Use the arrow keys to align the center of the blade at the location on
the crop mark shown in the figure, then press the [BASE POINT]
key.
Center of the
blade
Base point
5
Set the align point. Use the arrow keys to line up the center of the
tool with one of the crop marks, then press the [ALIGN POINT]
key. You normally use the upper right crop mark for this. Line up the
center of the tool with the L-shaped mark as shown in the figure.
When you are printing something that is much wider than its length
and there is only a short distance between the base point and the
align point, it may be a good idea to set the align point at the lower
left crop mark.
Align point
Center of the
blade
Align the
center of
the blade
with the
base point
or the align
point.
Center of the
blade
Align point
(When printing something that
is much wider than its length)
* The align point cannot be set to both the lower left and
upper right points.
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Send the cutting data from the computer.
User's Reference
You cannot set an align point when a line connecting the
left and right crop marks is slanted by 5 degrees or more
or when the left and right crop marks are misaligned front
to back by 20 mm or more. Adjust the loaded position of
the material.
Within 5 degrees, or
within 20 mm (13/16 in.)
in the sheet-feed direction
Crop marks and the like drawn with computer programs cannot be used as crop marks.
When you have set the align point at the upper right crop mark, correction for length is performed automatically without
using the offset value set with [CUTTING ADJ.]. For more information about [CUTTING ADJ.], refer to "Aligning the
Printing Length and Cutting Length" elsewhere in this chapter.
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Making Corrections for Printing
Feed Correction
This corrects for errors in the amount of feed of the grit rollers due the type of material.
Be sure to make this setting when you have replaced the material with a different type.
Correcting the amount of feed improves the dot-positioning accuracy in the feed direction, which can help enhance image quality.
When performing test printing for feed correction, load the material correctly (see "Setup for Printing -- Loading the
Material"). If the material is not loaded correctly, an accurate test pattern may not be output.
When you use the program to set a correction value for the amount of feed, the program’s setting takes priority. The
setting made with the control panel for the machine takes effect only in cases where the program does not perform
correction of the amount of feed.
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
2
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
MENU
CALIBRATION
3
Press the [
] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
CALIBRATION
PRINTING ADJ.
4
Press the [ENTER] key to start printing a test pattern.
Test pattern
PRINTING ADJ.
TEST PRINT
+0.30%
+0.25%
* Printing a Pattern
in Steps of 0.10%
5
+0.20%
Check the test pattern and choose a
value with no displacement.
+0.15%
Value with no
displacement
+0.10%
+0.05%
6
0.00%
Press the [ ] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
-0.05%
-0.10%
-0.15%
PRINTING ADJ.
ADJUST
7
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
ADJUST
-0.10%
-0.10%
Current
setting
8
Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to set the value you
checked in step 4, then press the [ENTER] key.
ADJUST
-0.10%
+0.20%
-2.0% to +2.0%
(In steps of 0.05%)
* Test printing prints the pattern in steps of 0.10%.
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Bidirectional Correction
* Only when the printing direction at the [PRINT MODE] menu has been set to [BI-DIRECTION] (bidirectional)
This adjusts slippage when performing bidirectional printing.
Make this adjustment when you have replaced the material with a different type or adjusted the head height.
1
2
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
BIDIRECTION
TEST PRINT
MENU
BIDIRECTION
3
4
Press the [ENTER] key to start printing a test pattern.
Check the test pattern and choose a value with no
displacement.
Test pattern
Current setting
+15 +14 +13 +12 +11 +10 +9 +8 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
0
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
-7
-8
-9 -10 -11 -12 -13 -14 -15
Value with no displacement
5
Press the [ ] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
BIDIRECTION
ADJUST
7
6
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
ADJUST
+0
+0
Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to set the value you
checked in step 4, then press the [ENTER] key.
ADJUST
+0
+5
-15 to +15 (In steps of 1)
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Aligning the Printing Length and Cutting Length
There is normally no need to adjust this. When there is no effect due to expansion or contraction of the material, use with the calibration
value always set at “0.”
However, when printing is followed by cutting, the cutting length may be displaced from the printing length.
This is because the material may absorb moisture from the ink or the air, making it expand or contract. The degree of expansion or
contraction varies depending on the composition of the material, the composition of the base paper, and the temperature and humidity
where installed. In general, highly absorbent materials are more susceptible to expansion and contraction.
At such times, use the display menu’s [CALIBRATION_CUTTING ADJ.] function to adjust the cutting length with respect to the
printing length.
The calibration value that you set persists even after the power is switched off. After performing output, return the calibration value to
“0.”
When you have set a base point, and have set an align point on the upper-right crop mark, the machine automatically adjusts the
length for printing and cutting. At this time, the correction value in this section is ignored. For more information, take a look at
"User's Reference - Removing Printed Material, Then Reloading and Cutting."
1
To calculate the correction value, measure the lengths of A, B, C and D in the following diagram.
Cutting line
Printing result
C Misalignment in the feed direction
Rear
+
–
Front
*Feed direction
.....The direction of
material feed
*Scan direction
.....The direction of
carriage movement
D
Printing length
in the feed
direction
B
Printing length in
the scan direction
+
–
A Misalignment in the scan direction
2
3
Calculate the percentage of cutting-length displacement relative to the printing length.
Correction value in
FEED direction.
C
Offset in FEED direction.
=
D
Offset of FEED-direction data.
X 100
Correction value in
SCAN direction.
A
Offset
in
SCAN
direction.
=
B
Offset of SCAN-direction data.
X 100
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
MENU
CALIBRATION
4
* If the cutting line is in the "+"
direction from the printing position,
then input the correction as a "-".
If the cutting line is in the "-"
direction from the printing position,
then input the correction as a "+".
Press the [
] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
CALIBRATION
CUTTING ADJ.
Continued on the next page
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5
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
6
CUTTING ADJ.
SCAN ADJUST
CUTTING ADJ.
FEED ADJUST
7
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
Use the [ ] key to choose [FEED ADJUST] or
[SCAN ADJUST].
8
SCAN ADJUST
+0.00% +0.00%
Input the correction value calculated in step (2).
Select the correction value with the [ ] [ ] key,
and press the [ENTER] key.
Repeat steps 6 through 8 and perform [FEED ADJUST] or [SCAN ADJUST].
Performing Overprinting
This prints the same image superimposed over the same location a number of times.
When printing materials such as fabric, colors may not come out well with just a single printing pass. Overprinting can achieve darker
printing results.
You can choose either [2] (two passes) or [3] (three passes) as the number of passes for overprinting.
Performing overprinting may result in ink smudges or stretch the fabric.
When you use the program to set the number of passes for overprinting, the program’s setting takes priority.
The setting made with the control panel for the machine takes effect only in cases where the setting for the number of
overprinting passes is not made with the program.
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
MENU
OVER PRINT
3
2
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
OVER PRINT
NONE
NONE
Use the [ ] and [ ] keys to choose the number of
passes (two or three), then press the [ENTER] key.
OVER PRINT
NONE
2
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User's Reference
Setting the Page Margins
This makes the setting for the margin between pages.
When outputting a number of pages continuously, you can establish a margin between the pages.
You can set this in a range of 0 mm to 100 mm (in 10 mm steps).
This is set at 20 mm when shipped from the factory.
Start of the next output
Start of the next output
35 mm
(1-1/8 in.)
End of output
End of output
35 mm (1-1/8 in.)
Location where separated
35 mm (1-1/8 in.)
Margin (value set for [PAGE MARGIN])
Margin (value set for [PAGE MARGIN])
[When the material is not cut off]
1
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
MENU
PAGE MARGIN
3
Use the [ ] and [
the [ENTER] key.
[When the material-cutting command is enabled]
2
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
PAGE MARGIN
20mm
20mm
] keys to set a margin, then press
PAGE MARGIN
20mm
10mm
0 to 100 mm
(In steps of 10 mm)
When separating the material with the margin set at [0], the position where the material is separated and the end of
printing/cutting may not match.
When performing continuous printing with the margin set at [0], image quality just after starting to print may be poor on
the second page or after. Also, dot drop-out or overlap may occur at the page borders.
When you use the program to set the page margins, the program’s settings take priority. The setting made with the
control panel for the machine takes effect only in cases where the settings for page margins are not made with the
program.
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User's Reference
About the Prefeed ([PREFEED]) Function
When using roll material, you can check in advance whether there is enough material available for the amount of printing or cutting data,
or whether the material can be gripped correctly.
When data is sent from the computer, the amount of material equal to the length of the data is automatically pulled out, and then printing
or cutting begins. If material equal to the amount of data is not available, operation pauses and the following message appears on the
display.
SHEET TOO SHORT
CONTINUE?
Press the [ENTER] key to perform printing or cutting.
To cancel output, stop sending data from the computer, then hold down the [SETUP] key
for 2 to 3 seconds.
When shipped from the factory, the prefeed ([PREFEED]) function is set to [ENABLE] as the default.
When using an optionally available media take-up unit, set the prefeed ([PREFEED]) function to [DISABLE].
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User's Reference
To Perform Long Printing/Cutting
When performing printing or cutting over a length of 1.5 m (60 in.) or more, first feed out the required length of material. Then follow
the steps below to load the material.
1
Pull out the material from the roll and pass it through
the unit.
2
Position the left- and right-hand pinch rollers at the
locations shown in the figure.
Rear
Roll material
25mm (1 in.)
or more
*Use material that is wider by 50 mm (2 in.) or
more than the width of the printing or cutting to
be performed.
3
Move the sheet loading lever all the way to “LOAD,”
then close the front cover.
*Make sure the pinch rollers are positioned above
the grit rollers.
4
Press the [MENU] key and [ ] key to make the
following screen appear on the display.
6
MENU
PREFEED
7
At [SELECT SHEET], choose [ROLL] or [EDGE],
then press the [SETUP] key.
SETUP SHEET
ROLL EDGE PIECE
Sheet loading lever
When moved partway,
only the right-hand
pinch roller descends.
Data cannot be output
while in this state. To
secure the material in
place, move all the way
to "LOAD."
5
25mm (1 in.)
or more
Use the [ ] key to select [ENABLE], then press the
[ENTER] key.
PREFEED
ENABLE ENABLE
Press the [
] key to make the following screen
appear on the display.
PREFEED
DISABLE ENABLE
8
Send the printing/cutting data from the computer.
When using the [PREFEED] function, set
[EDGE SENSE] to [ENABLE].
Depending on the program, the [PREFEED]
function may not work.
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User's Reference
Adjusting the Height of the Printing Head
When using material that is thick or susceptible to warping, material feed may not proceed smoothly, or the material may jam. When
such material is loaded, you can adjust the height of the printing head. You can adjust the head height by moving the lever in the figure
any of the positions from 1 to 3, where it clicks into place.
This should normally be left at position 1. If printing results in jamming of the material, the material catching on a printing head, or
other problems that indicate that material feed cannot be accomplished smoothly, then position the lever at 2 or 3.
.
When the height of the printing head has been adjusted, it is necessary to perform bidirectional correction (only when the printing
direction for [PRINT MODE] has been set to [BI-DIRECTION]). For more information about bidirectional correction, see "Making
Corrections for Printing - Bidirectional Correction."
Height of the printing head
3
High
3
2
1
2
1
* Be sure that the carriage
is in standby position
before attempting to
move the lever.
Low
Lever
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Materials
Conditions for Usable Materials
A) Cuttable material thickness
: 0.08 to 0.22 mm (0.00315 in. to 0.00866 in.) (depending on material composition)
B) Maximum material thickness, including : Printing only 1.0 mm (0.039 in.)
base paper (peeled-off paper)
: When performing cutting 0.4 mm (0.0157 in.)
C) Maximum diameter for roll material
: 180 mm (7-1/16 in.) (surface to be printed or cut must face outward)
D) Core inner diameter for roll material
: 50.8 or 76.2 mm (2 in. or 3 in.)
E) Maximum weight for roll material
: 20 kg (44.1 lb.)
F) Roll material with a starting edge
that is not taped down
A
B
D
C
Side view of roll material
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Acceptable material widths
131 to 1371 mm (5-3/16 to 54 in.)
* However, when loading material with a width of 131 to 430 mm (5-3/16 to 17 in.), set the [EDGE SENSE] menu
item to [DISABLE].
Approx. 430 mm (16-15/16 in.)
Material
Approx. 610 mm (24 in.)
Approx. 742 mm (29-3/16 in.)
Approx. 922 mm (36-5/16 in.)
Approx. 960 mm (37-13/16 in.)
Approx. 1140 mm (44-7/8 in.)
Approx. 1190 mm (46-7/8 in.)
Approx. 1371 mm (54 in.)
Material with
a width
1190 and 1371 mm
Material with
Material with
a width
a width
960 and 1140 mm 742 and 922 mm
Material with
a width
430 and 610 mm
(46-7/8 and 54 in.)
(37-13/16 and 44-7/8 in.) (29-3/16 and 36-5/16 in.)
(16-15/16 and 24 in.)
(*2)
180 mm
(7-1/16 in.)
(*1)
* Set the middle pinch rollers at any of these
as required.
: Grit roller
: Pinch roller (middle)
: Pinch roller (left)
: Pinch roller (right)
Make sure the left and right pinch rollers
are positioned above the grit rollers.
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About Blade Life
Cutting conditions and blade life vary according to the hardness of the material and the usage environment. Making the settings for the
conditions described below does not automatically guarantee attractive cutting results in all situations. Before performing actual cutting,
be sure to carry out a cutting test and make any necessary adjustments (see "Setup for Cutting -- Test Cutting").
If the material is not cut through completely even when the tool force is increased by 50 to 60 gf more than the tool force values shown
below, it means that the useful life of the blade has ended. Replace with a new blade.
*
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Blade
Material
Tool-force
Amount of cutter
offset
Life of a blade
(General guide)
ZEC-U1005
General Signage Vinyl
50 to 150 gf
0.25 mm (0.01 in.)
8000 m
ZEC-U5025
General Signage Vinyl
Fluorescent Vinyl
Reflective Vinyl
30 to 100 gf
120 to 200 gf
100 to 200 gf
0.25 mm (0.01 in.)
0.25 mm (0.01 in.)
0.25 mm (0.01 in.)
4000 m
4000 m
4000 m
The values for life-span are intended to serve as a general guide when cutting materials of identical type.
User's Reference
About the Printing/Cutting Area
The printing/cutting area along the horizontal plane (the direction in which the carriage moves) is determined by the position of the pinch
rollers. The workable area spans the length between the two rollers, minus a margin of about 1.5 mm (about 0.06 in.) on both sides.
If [PIECE] has been selected and material length (the distance in the X direction as shown in the figure) is 2,000 mm, the area is the same
as when [EDGE] has been chosen.
Max.: 1346 mm (53 in.)
When [PIECE] is
selected
60 mm
(about 2-1/8 in.)
Material
Max.: 24998 mm
(984-1/8 in.)
Pinch roller (left)
Printing/cutting area
10 mm
Approx. 1.5 mm
(about 0.06 in.) (3/8 in.)
10 mm Approx. 1.5 mm
(3/8 in.) (about 0.06 in.)
Pinch roller (right)
Approx. 19.2 mm
(about 13/16 in.)
19.2 mm (13/16 in.)
35 mm (1-1/8 in.)
(If the material configuration
is [EDGE] or [PIECE].)
Printing/cutting
coordinates origin (0, 0)
35 mm (1-1/8 in.)
(If the material configuration is [EDGE] or [PIECE].)
* The arrows in the figure indicating the X and Y directions indicate
respectively the positive directions of the X axis and Y axis.
When crop marks are printed, the printing or cutting area in the area shown above is reduced by an amount equal to the size of the crop
marks (12.5 mm (0.5 in.) + 12.5 mm (0.5 in.)).
The area shown above
The area
shown above
12.5 mm
(0.5 in.)
Printing or cutting area when crop marks are printed
The area when
crop marks are
printed
12.5 mm
(0.5 in.)
Pinch roller
(left)
Default area
Pinch roller (right)
12.5 mm
(0.5 in.)
12.5 mm
(0.5 in.)
Crop mark
Crop marks
Crop mark
Printing/cutting
coordinates origin (0, 0)
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MEMO
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Description of Keys
Description of Keys
Key
Top
menu
Submenu
Setting
range
Default
value
—
—
This switches on and off the sub power . When the
power is switched on, the POWER LED lights up.
—
—
—
—
This detects the presence of material, and its dimensions,
and shows the printable or cuttable size on the display.
The SETUP LED flashes while detection of material
width is in progress. When setup finishes, the SETUP
LED lights up continuously.
Also press this key when removing the material.
—
—
—
—
The [PAUSE] key pauses operation. The PAUSE LED
lights up while paused.
Pressing this key again cancels the paused state.
Holding down the [SETUP] key for about 1 second
while paused causes remaining data to be cleared and
cancels the material's setup state.
—
—
—
—
This sets the present blade position (blade center) at the
printing or cutting start location (base point).
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Performing Cutting or Printing at the Desired Location."
—
—
—
—
This sets an align point for correction when the material is
not straight.
The angle of the material, referenced from the base point,
is stored in memory. Any angle of 5° or less may be set.
This setting is valid only when cutting.
—
—
PRINT
MODE
—
This displays the [PRINT MODE] menu for setting
image quality.
This is used to specify the printing quality and unidirectional or bidirectional printing.
Settings cannot be made while printing is in progress.
To exit the [PRINT MODE] menu screen, press the
[MENU] key or the [CLEANING] key or the [SETUP]
key.
For more information, see "Setup for Printing -- Setting
the Printing quality and Printing direction."
[PRINT MODE]
PHOTO
SUPER
FINE
FINE2
NORMAL
FAST
DRAFT
[PRINT MODE]
FINE2
FORCE
—
Function
This enters the menu for setting the conditions for
cutting.
You can set the values for blade force, cutting speed,
blade offset compensation, and tool movement speed
when raising the tool.
For more information, see "Display Menus Flowchart."
* When [COMMAND] on the display menu has been
set to [ENABLE], the program’s settings for the
cutting conditions take priority.
To give priority to the cutting conditions set on the
machine, turn off the program settings, or set the
[COMMAND] menu to [DISABLE].
For more information about the [COMMAND] menu,
see the section “Descriptions of Menu Items Description of Menus.”
[PRINT
DIRECTION]
BI-DIRECTION
[PRINT
DIRECTION]
UNI-DIRECTION
BI-DIRECTION
[FORCE]
[FORCE]
30 to 200 gf
50 gf
(In steps of 5 gf)
[SPEED]
[SPEED]
1 to 60 cm/s
40 cm/s
(In steps of 1 cm/s)
[OFFSET]
[OFFSET]
0 to 1.5 mm
0.25 mm
(In steps of 0.025 mm)
[UP-SPEED] [UP-SPEED]
1 to 60 cm/s
60 cm/s
(In steps of 1 cm/s)
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Description of Keys
Key
+
78
Top
menu
Submenu
Function
Setting
range
Default
value
—
—
This cuts off the material at the present location of the
blade tip. Press this to cut off the portion already printed
or cut from the roll.
You cannot sever a piece of material while printing or
cutting is in progress.
For more information, see "Remove the Material."
—
—
—
—
This enters the menu mode.
When a menu is displayed, the [ ] and [
move to the next menu,
] moves to a submenu, and the [
the [
moves to the previous screen.
—
—
] keys
] key
—
—
This is used to accept, execute, or save the item shown
on the display.
—
—
—
—
These move the material and the carriage.
When a menu is displayed, these move among the menu
items.
—
—
—
—
Holding down this key for 1 second or longer performs a
printing test in an area of approximately 108 mm x 18
mm (4.25 in. x 0.71 in.).
Before starting to print, you can carry out a test printing
to check the printing quality. For more information, see
"Setup for Printing -- Test Printing."
If there is a problem with the state of the heads, such as dot
drop-out, perform head cleaning.
—
—
—
—
Holding down this key for 1 second or longer performs
cleaning for the printing heads.
You can perform cleaning while in any state.
For more information, see "Maintenance -- Cleaning the
Printing Heads."
—
—
—
—
Holding down this key for 1 second or longer performs a
cutting test in an area of approximately 20 mm x 20 mm
(0.79 in. x 0.79 in.).
For more information, see "Setup for Cutting -- Test
Cutting"
If there are problems with the quality of cutting results
for the material, press the [CUT CONFIG] key and
adjust the cutting conditions.
—
—
—
—
This forces the tool to move up or down.
—
—
MENU
LANGUAGE
—
This sets the language for screen messages. You can
select either English or Japanese.
ENGLISH
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
Description of Menu Items
Description of Menu Items
Description of Menus
(*) When you use the program to make the setting for the
corresponding item, the program’s setting takes priority.
To give priority to the setting made on the machine, turn
off the program’s settings.
Pressing the [MENU] key enters the menu mode.
Top
menu
Submenu
Function
Setting
range
Default
value
—
—
DEMO
PRINT &
CUT
This performs printing or cutting of sample data.
[PRINT & CUT]: This outputs the sample data for printing and cutting.
[PRINT]: This outputs the sample data for printing.
[CUT]: This outputs the sample data for cutting.
CARIBRATION
PRINTING
ADJ.
(*)
This corrects for errors in the amount of feed of the grit rollers due the [PRINTING ADJ.]
type of material.
-2.0% to +2.0%
Be sure to make this setting when you have replaced the material with
(In steps of 0.05%)
a different type.
Make this setting again when horizontal stripes are plainly visible on
printing results.
[TEST PRINT]: This menu is for verifying the adjustment.
[ADJUST]: This sets the correction value.
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Making Corrections for
Printing -- Feed Correction"
This corrects the cutting length relative to the print length (distance
[CUTTING ADJ.]
correction).
-2.0% to +2.0%
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Aligning the Printing
(In steps of 0.01%)
Length and Cutting Length"
[FEED ADJUST]: This sets the adjustment value for the material-feed
direction.
[SCAN ADJUST]: This sets the adjustment value for the left-right
direction (the carriage-movement direction).
CUTTING
ADJ.
BIDIRECTION
This adjusts for slippage when performing bidirectional printing.
This must be readjusted when you have replaced the material with a
different type or adjusted the head height.
TEST PRINT [TEST PRINT]: This menu is for verifying the adjustment.
ADJUST
[ADJUST]: This sets the correction value.
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Making Corrections for
Printing -- Bidirectional Correction."
0%
0%
-15 to +15
(In steps of 1)
Correction
value when
shipped
from the
factory
OVER
PRINT
(*)
—
You can carry out the same printing superimposed over the same
location. When printing materials such as fabric, colors may not come
out well with just a single printing pass.
This should normally be set to [NONE].
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Performing Overprinting."
NONE/2/3
NONE
DRYING
TIME
(*)
—
This sets the drying time for the material. For materials with low
absorbency that are difficult to dry, make the setting for a longer time.
When printing is followed by cutting, cutting is performed after
waiting for the set time.
NONE/
10 to 990 sec.
(In steps of 10 sec.)
NONE
EDGE
SENSE
—
This specifies whether detection of the front and rear edges of the material is enabled or disabled. This should normally be set to [ENABLE].
When loading transparent material or material with a width of 131 to 430
mm (5-3/16 to 17 in.), set this to [DISABLE]. When set to [DISABLE],
then during material setup only the [ROLL] selection is available. When
doing this, ensure a margin of 35 mm (1-7/16 in.) or more from the leading edge of the material to the start position for printing or cutting.
ENABLE/
DISABLE
ENABLE
CROP MARK
(*)
—
This specifies whether output of crop marks is enabled or disabled.
When set to [ENABLE], crop marks are automatically added to the
data sent from the computer and printed.
ENABLE/
DISABLE
DISABLE
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Description of Menu Items
Top
menu
Function
Submenu
Setting
range
Default
value
NONE/
10 to 990 sec.
(In steps of 10 sec.)
NONE
TIME OUT
—
When a certain amount of time passes with no data sent from the
computer, the current output is considered to be finished.
"TIME OUT" sets the time used for this determination.
ENV.MATCH
—
This performs automatic adjustment to obtain a state optimized to the
operating environment (temperature and humidity).
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Environment Matching."
—
—
This returns all menu settings to their original values when shipped
from the factory.
For more about the factory defaults for the various settings, see the
"Default value" entry for each menu setting in this section.
—
—
[TEST PRINT]:
—
—
FACTORY
DEFAULT
—
PRINT-CUT TEST
PRINT
ADJ.
FEED
ADJUST
SCAN
ADJUST
This prints a test pattern for adjustment use.
[FEED ADJUST]: This sets the adjustment value for the material-feed
direction.
[SCAN ADJUST]: This sets the adjustment value for the left-right
direction (the carriage-movement direction).
[FEED ADJUST]
[SCAN ADJUST]
-2.0 to
+2.0 mm
(In steps of 0.1
mm)
—
INK
CONTROL
When replacement of the ink cartridge becomes necessary while
printing is in progress, this setting determines whether printing
continues or pauses.
This setting is used when the ink cartridge cannot be changed immediately during printing, such as during unattended operation at night.
[LATER] causes printing to continue without pause even if ink refilling
becomes necessary. Printing continues with the small amount of ink
remaining, so the printed image may become faint as the ink runs out.
In general, it should possible to perform about 1 m2 (10 ft2) of printing
once this message appears, although the actual varies widely according
to the amount of ink needed for the particular image. Printing is
continued only for the data currently being printed. Operation stops
after one image is output.
[PROMPT] causes operation to pause immediately when the ink
cartridge needs to be changed. Printing is resumed by replacing the
cartridge and pressing the [PAUSE] key. Please note, however, that the
colors of an image in progress may no longer be perfectly matched if
the unit is allowed to remain paused for two or three hours before
resuming printing.
FILL INK
[FILL INK] : Refills the printing heads with ink. Normally there is no
need to do this, because refilling is automatic.
[PUMP UP] : Drains ink from the printing heads.
PUMP UP
HEAD WASH [HEAD WASH] : This washes the printing heads with optionally
available cleaning cartridges. For more information, see "Maintenance
- When Moving the Unit... ."
EMPTY
MODE
SYSTEM
REPORT
—
This prints the current status of setting and other system information.
MENU UNIT
—
This selects millimeters or inches as the unit of measurement for the
width displayed on the top menu after setting up the material. When
inch display is used, values are displayed to the first digit to the right of
the decimal point.
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[EMPTY
MODE]
LATER/
PROMPT
—
mm/INCH
0 mm
—
LATER
—
mm
Description of Menu Items
Top
menu
Submenu
Function
Setting
range
Default
value
20 mm
PAGE
MARGIN
(*)
—
This makes the setting for the margin between pages.
When outputting a number of pages continuously, you can establish a
margin between the pages.
For more information, see "User's Reference -- Setting the Page
Margins."
0 to 100 mm
(In steps of 10 mm)
PREFEED
—
This specifies whether the material prefeed function is enabled or
disabled.
When set to [ENABLE], an amount of material equal to the size of the
data sent from the computer is fed out first, and then printing or cutting
are performed.
When set to [DISABLE], use the arrow keys to feed out the length of
material to be used. After feeding it out, return it to its original position
and leave it loose behind the unit.
If cutting is started without doing this first, a motor error may occur or
the material roll may fall when the material is pulled out.
ENABLE/
DISABLE
This sets the time that elapses before the unit enters the SLEEP mode.
The SLEEP mode is enabled when the system has been inactive for a
specified time. (When in the SLEEP mode, the POWER LED flashes
once per second.)
To release the SLEEP mode...
- Touch any key on the control panel. - Send data from the computer.
- Open the front cover. - Move the sheet loading lever toward the back of the unit.
NONE/15
min to
120 min
(In steps of
15 min)
This setting is made cutting conditions set with a program are made to
take priority. When set to [DISABLE], cutting is performed using the
values set with the machine.
[VS COMMAND]: To perform cutting set the speed determined by a
VS command (tool speed setting command) sent from the computer,
set this to [ENABLED].
[!FS COMMAND]: To perform cutting set the tool force determined
by an !FS command (tool force setting command) sent from the
computer, set this to [ENABLED].
[VS COMMAND]
ENABLE/
DISABLE
[!FS COMMAND]
ENABLE/
DISABLE
ENABLE
ENABLE/
DISABLE
ENABLE
SLEEP
—
COMMAND
VS
COMMAND
!FS
COMMAND
AUTO
SHEET CUT
—
This selects whether the material-cutting command is enabled or
disabled.
When set to [ENABLED], the material is cut automatically when the
computer sends a material-cutting command.
For more information, see "Remove the Material -- Cut the material
from the roll -- When sending a material-cutting command from the
computer to separate the material automatically."
INK LEFT
—
This shows the amount of ink left after each of the ink cartridges has
been installed.
The fewer the markers (" "), the less ink is left.
* If a partially used ink cartridge is removed and reinstalled, or if a
partially used ink cartridge is installed, the cartridge is taken to be
unused, and the displayed amount of remaining ink is not true.
For more information, see "Maintenance -- Check how much ink
remains."
—
ENABLE
15 min
—
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Description of Menu Items
Top
menu
Submenu
HEAD
CLEANING
MEDIUM
POWERFUL
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Function
You can use the [TEST PRINT] key to perform a printing test and
check the printing quality before starting to print. This also cleans the
printing heads if there is a problem in the printing test.
Normally cleaning is performed by pressing the [CLEANING] key on
the control panel, but if doing so doesn’t correct the problem, use this
menu to perform cleaning.
Because cleaning subjects the head to wear and consumes ink, it should
only be performed when absolutely necessary.
Performing cleaning from the [POWERFUL] menu in particular
subjects the head to early wear and used up large amounts of ink.
[MEDIUM]: This is used when performing cleaning by pressing the
[CLEANING] key does not correct the problem. After cleaning, carry
out a printing test to make sure there are no problems with printing
quality.
[POWERFUL]: Used when performing cleaning with [MEDIUM]
several times does not restore the printing quality. After cleaning,
carry out a printing test to make sure there are no problems with
printing quality.
For more information, see "MAINTENANCE -- Cleaning the Printing
Heads."
Setting
range
Default
value
—
—
Description of Menu Items
Display Menus Flowchart
For details about each of the menus, see the "Description of Display Menus."
Press the
* Selecting the language
for screen messages
+
key
MENU LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
Roland SC-500
Ver.*.**
When the power is turned
on for the first time, or turned
on after removing the ink
Roland SC-500
SOL
CMYKLcLm
Use
or
to select.
Press the [ENTER] key
to enable the setting.
MENU LANGUAGE
JAPANESE
Roland SC-500
UNKNOWN INK TYPE
SET CARTRIDGE
[KCMcmY]
INSTALL
DRAIN BOTTLE
SELECT INK TYPE
SOL
CMYKLcLm
SET CL-LIQUID
[KCMcmY]
NOW FILLING INK
NOW HEAD WASH...
DISCARD
DRAIN INK
If [EDGE SENSE] is [DISABLE].
SETUP SHEET
ROLL EDGE PIECE
Use
SETUP SHEET
ROLL
or
to select.
Press the [ENTER] key
to enable the setting.
PRESS SETUP KEY
Load the material and press
the
key
NOW PROCESSING..
Printing/cutting area
of the loaded material
(width).
Top W1000mm
menu FINE
L1230mm
BI-DIR
Printing/cutting area of the
loaded material (length).
*This is not displayed
when [ROLL] or [EDGE]
has been selected.
The settings for [PRINT MODE] (Print Direction)
display only in the case of [BI-DIRECTION].
Settings for [PRINT MODE] (Print Mode)
PHOTO/SUPER/FINE/FINE2/NORMAL/FAST/DRAFT
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Description of Menu Items
Press the
MENU
DEMO
key
DEMO
PRINT & CUT
PRINT & CUT/PRINT/CUT
MENU
CALIBRATION
CALIBRATION
PRINTING ADJ.
CALIBRATION
CUTTING ADJ.
MENU
BIDIRECTION
PRINTING ADJ.
ADJUST
ADJUST
+0.25%
CUTTING ADJ.
FEED ADJUST
FEED ADJUST
+0.00%
+0.00%
CUTTING ADJ.
SCAN ADJUST
SCAN ADJUST
+0.00%
+0.00%
BIDIRECTION
TEST PRINT
BIDIRECTION
ADJUST
MENU
OVER PRINT
PRINTING ADJ.
TEST PRINT
OVER PRINT
NONE
2
ADJUST
+0
+0
-15 to +15 (In steps of 1)
NONE/ 2 / 3
MENU
DRYING TIME
DRYING TIME
15sec
15sec
NONE/ 10 to 990 (In steps of 10 sec.)
MENU
EDGE SENSE
EDGE SENSE
ENABLE DISABLE
ENABLE/DISABLE
MENU
CROP MARK
CROP MARK
ENABLE DISABLE
ENABLE/DISABLE
MENU
TIME OUT
TIME OUT
15sec
15sec
NONE/ 10 to 990 (In steps of 10 sec.)
MENU
ENV.MATCH
MENU
FACTORY DEFAULT
FACTORY DEFAULT
NOW PROCESSING..
MENU
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
TEST PRINT
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
FEED ADJUST
FEED ADJUST
0.0mm
0.0mm
-2.0 to +2.0 mm (In steps of 0.1 mm)
PRINT-CUT ADJ.
SCAN ADJUST
SCAN ADJUST
0.0mm
0.0mm
-2.0 to +2.0 mm (In steps of 0.1 mm)
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+0.30%
Description of Menu Items
MENU
INK CONTROL
INK CONTROL
EMPTY MODE
EMPTY MODE
LATER
PROMPT
LATER/PROMPT
INK CONTROL
FILL INK
INK CONTROL
PUMP UP
INK CONTROL
HEAD WASH
MENU
SYSTEM REPORT
MENU
MENU UNIT
MENU UNIT
mm
mm
mm/INCH
MENU
PAGE MARGIN
PAGE MARGIN
20mm
20mm
0 to 100 mm (In steps of 10 mm)
MENU
PREFEED
PREFEED
ENABLE DISABLE
ENABLE/DISABLE
MENU
SLEEP
SLEEP
15min
15min
NONE/15 to 120 min.
(In steps of 15 min.)
MENU
COMMAND
COMMAND
VS COMMAND
VS COMMAND
ENABLE DISABLE
ENABLE/DISABLE
COMMAND
!FS COMMAND
!FS COMMAND
ENABLE DISABLE
ENABLE/DISABLE
MENU
AUTO SHEET CUT
AUTO SHEET CUT
ENABLE ENABLE
ENABLE/DISABLE
MENU
INK LEFT
K
M
MENU
HEAD CLEANING
HEAD CLEANING
MEDIUM
C
m
c
Y
HEAD CLEANING
POWERFUL
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Description of Menu Items
Press the
key
PRINT MODE
FINE
DIRECTION
UNI-DIRECTION
PHOTO/SUPER/
FINE/FINE2/NORMAL/
FAST/DRAFT
UNI-DIRECTION/
BI-DIRECTION
Use
or
to select.
Press the [ENTER] key to enable the setting.
Press the
FORCE
50gf
key
50gf
30 to 200 gf
(In steps of 5 gf)
SPEED
50cm/s
50cm/s
1 to 60 cm/s
(In steps of 1 cm/s)
OFFSET
0.250mm 0.250mm
0 to 1.500 mm
(In steps of 0.025 mm)
Use
or
to select.
Press the [ENTER] key to enable the setting.
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UP-SPEED
60cm/s 60cm/s
1 to 60 cm/s
(In steps of 1 cm/s)
What to Do If...
What to Do If...
If the machine doesn't run...
Is the power cord connected correctly?
Connect the power cord to the unit, and plug the other end securely into an electrical outlet. (See “What to Do upon Opening the Carton - 2 Setting Up and Connection” .)
Is the machine power on?
Turn on the power. (See “What to Do upon Opening the Carton -- 5 Powerup” .)
Has material been loaded (the SETUP LED is lighted)?
If the SETUP LED is not illuminated, make sure the material is loaded correctly and press the [SETUP] key to illuminate the SETUP
LED.
Is the PAUSE LED lighted?
If the [PAUSE] key has been pressed and the PAUSE LED is lighted, the unit has been paused.
To resume printing or cutting, press the [PAUSE] key again. The PAUSE LED is extinguished, and printing or cutting resumes.
To terminate printing or cutting, first stop the transmission of printing or cutting instructions from the computer. Then press the [SETUP]
key. Hold down for about 1 second. This deletes the printing or cutting instructions that have already been sent from the computer, and
printing or cutting is stopped.
Is the top menu displayed?
If the top menu isn't displayed, printing doesn't start even when data is sent from the computer.
Top menu
W1234mm
FINE
L ---mm
BI-DIR
Conditions for starting printing or cutting
The material must be already set up (with the SETUP LED lighted), and the display must show the top menu. If another menu screen is
displayed, press the [SETUP] key to go back to the top menu. (Pressing the [SETUP] key when another menu screen is displayed does
not cancel the set-up for the material.)
Are the computer and the machine linked with the right cable ?
The type of cable you need is determined by your computer. One which you are sure matches the model of computer being used should
be select.
Is the cable making a secure connection?
Connect securely. (See “What to Do upon Opening the Carton -- 2 Setting Up and Connection” .)
Has the correct driver selection been made for the application software?
Select the appropriate driver.
If the "INK EMPTY" message appears
A cartridge has run out of ink, and printing cannot be started.
If printing data is being sent, this message is displayed and the buzzer sounds. At the same time, operation is paused and the PAUSE
LED flashes. Replace the empty cartridge with a new one and press the [PAUSE] key to start printing.
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What to Do If...
The message “SHEET TOO SHORT CONTINUE?” appears when data is
sent from the computer
The size of the data is larger than the printing/cutting area of the loaded material.
To continue performing output without correcting this, press the [ENTER] key. When you do this, portions that extend beyond the
printing/cutting area are not output.
To stop output, stop sending data from the computer, then press the [SETUP] key.
Enlarge the printing/cutting area by replacing the material with a larger piece or repositioning the pinch rollers, then send the data again.
The message “CAN’T PRINT CROP CONTINUE?” appears when data is
sent from the computer
The size of the data including the crop marks is larger than the printing/cutting area of the loaded
material.
To continue performing output without correcting this, press the [ENTER] key. When you do this, crop marks and portions that extend
beyond the printing/cutting area are not output.
To stop output, stop sending data from the computer, then press the [SETUP] key.
Enlarge the printing/cutting area by replacing the material with a larger piece or repositioning the pinch rollers, then send the data again.
Clean, attractive printing is impossible
If drop-out occurs with printed images.
Clean the printing heads (see "Maintenance -- Cleaning the Printing Heads").
Is the surface of the platen dirty or scratched?
Clean the platen (see “Maintenance -- When the Product Needs Cleaning”).
Is the material dirty?
Remove superficial soiling, then load the material.
Is the material damaged?
Clean, attractive printing is not possible if the material is damaged or warped.
Use care to keep materials from being damaged while in storage.
During printing, was the front cover opened (executing an emergency stop) or the [PAUSE] key
pressed?
If operation is stopped or paused while printing is in progress, the quality of the image before and after the interruption may differ. It is a
good idea to avoid pausing operation while printing is in progress whenever possible.
Is thick material in use, or does the surface of the material rub against the printing heads?
If material feed is not smooth because the material catches on the head, then adjust the height of the printing heads (see "User's Reference -- Adjusting the Height of the Printing Head").
When the height of the printing head has been adjusted, it is necessary to perform bidirectional correction (only when the printing
direction for [PRINT MODE] has been set to [BI-DIRECTION]). For more information about bidirectional correction, see "User's
Reference -- Making Corrections for Printing -- Bidirectional Correction."
If the type of material was changed, was feed correction performed?
Correcting the amount of feed improves the dot-positioning accuracy in the feed direction, which can help enhance image quality.
If the type of material was changed, refer to "User's Reference -- Making Corrections for Printing -- Feed Correction" and perform
correction for feed.
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What to Do If...
Printing goes beyond the loaded material
Has the material been loaded at an angle?
If the loaded material is not straight, it may extend outside the printing area.
In “Setup for Printing” or “Setup for Cutting,” refer to “1 Loading the Material” and load the material correctly.
The Material is not cut properly
Are the blade and blade holder installed correctly and securely?
Install these so that there is no looseness (see “Setup for Cutting -- Installing the Cutter”).
Is the blade chipped?
If it is, replace it with a new one (see “Maintenance -- Replacing the Cutter Blade”).
Check if there are any dirty deposits on the blade.
If dirty, remove and clean the blade.
Make sure you are using an appropriate cutter force setting.
Perform a “test cutting,” then adjust to the optimum cutter force (see “Setup for Cutting -- Test Cutting”).
Material feed is not smooth (slippage occurs)
Is thick material being used?
If the surface of the material rubs against the printing heads and smooth feed is impossible, then adjust the height of the printing heads
(see "User's Reference -- Adjusting the Height of the Printing Head").
When the height of the printing head has been adjusted, it is necessary to perform bidirectional correction (only when the printing
direction for [PRINT MODE] has been set to [BI-DIRECTION]). For more information about bidirectional correction, see "User's
Reference -- Making Corrections for Printing -- Bidirectional Correction."
Does a piece of flat material touch the shaft or roll material at the back of the machine?
When loading flat material, if the material touches the shaft or roll material at the back of the machine, remove the shaft and roll material.
If the material touches an obstruction while printing is in progress, normal material feed is not performed, and image quality may suffer
or the material may jam.
Is the sheet material loaded at an angle? Are the left and right edges of the material not straight?
If the material is loaded at an angle or if the left and right sides of the material are not cut straight, the location of the edges may shift as
feed is carried out. This may cause the material to rub against the inner side of the unit or be displaced from the printing/cutting area.
Is the roll material loaded correctly?
If the roll material is not loaded correctly, the material may come loose or advance at an angle. In “Setup for Printing” or “Setup for
Cutting,” refer to “1 Loading the Material” and load the material correctly.
Has the sheet loading lever been moved all the way to “LOAD?”
If the sheet loading lever is moved only part of the way, only the right-hand pinch roller is not lowered. Make sure the left- and righthand pinch rollers are inside the edges of the material then move the level all the way to “LOAD.”
If the material is to be advanced over a long distance,
Movable pinch roller inward slightly can help prevent the material from becoming dislodged.
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What to Do If...
The material becomes jammed
If [MOTOR ERROR : TURN OFF POWER] appears and operation stops
(1) Press the [POWER] key to switch off the sub power.
(2) Remove the jammed material. Cut off any creased or torn portions.
(3) Correct whatever caused the material to jam.
(For example, if thick material has been loaded, then adjust the height of the printing heads.)
(4) Press the [POWER] key to turn on the sub power.
(5) Load the material and carry out setup.
(6) Press the [CLEANING] key to perform head cleaning (see “Maintenance -- Cleaning the Printing Heads”).
(7) Press the [TEST PRINT] key to perform a printing test (see “Maintenance -- Cleaning the Printing Heads”).
(8) Send the printing data and perform printing.
* Jammed material may damage or soil the printing heads. Be sure to perform head cleaning first before sending the printing or cutting
data.
When printing was continued, but should be started over
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
Press the [PAUSE] key to pause operation.
Stop sending data from the computer.
Press the [SETUP] key. Hold down for about 1 second (making the SETUP LED go dark).
Press the [POWER] key to switch off the sub power.
Remove the jammed material. Cut off any creased or torn portions.
Correct whatever caused the material to jam.
(For example, if thick material has been loaded, then adjust the height of the printing heads.)
(7) Press the [POWER] key to turn on the sub power.
(8) Load the material and carry out setup.
(9) Press the [CLEANING] key to perform head cleaning (see “Maintenance -- Cleaning the Printing Heads”).
(10) Press the [TEST PRINT] key to perform a printing test (see “Maintenance -- Cleaning the Printing Heads”).
(11) Send the printing data and perform printing.
* Jammed material may damage or soil the printing heads. Be sure to perform head cleaning first before sending the printing or cutting
data.
Printed lines are misaligned
[Example]
OK: Correct
Not OK: Single lines not produced
If misalignment like in the example occurs when the printing direction for [PRINT QUALITY] has been set to [BI-DIRECTION]
(bidirectional), then carry out correction at the [BIDIRECTION] menu (see "User's Reference -- Making Corrections for Printing -Bidirectional Correction").
Be sure to make this adjustment when you have replaced the material with a different type or adjusted the head height.
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What to Do If...
The material cannot be separated
Is a blade installed in the separating knife?
If no blade is installed, then install one (see "Maintenance -- How to Replace the Separating Knife").
Is the blade dull or broken?
If the blade has become dull or broken, replace it with the replacement blade included with the unit (see "Maintenance -- How to Replace
the Separating Knife").
* Some materials cannot be separated due to their composition.
Has the [AUTO SHEET CUT] menu item been set to [ENABLE]?
If the material-cutting command has been set to "enable" with the driver, then set [AUTO SHEET CUT] to [ENABLE] (see "Remove the
Material -- Cut the material from the roll").
Has the material-cutting command been set to "enable" with the driver?
When the material-cutting command has not been set to "enable" with the driver, automatic separation of the material is not performed,
even when [AUTO SHEET CUT] has been set to [ENABLE].
The printing and cutting positions are not aligned
Is the material loaded correctly?
If the material is not loaded correctly, the material meanders as it is fed, and the printing and cutting positions become misaligned. In
"Setup for Printing" or "Setup for Cutting," refer to the section "1 Loading the Material" and load the material correctly.
The printing and cutting positions in direction of carriage movement are misaligned
The printing length in the carriage direction may change depending on the operating environment (temperature and humidity). Execute
[ENV. MATCH] to adjust the machine to match the operating environment. (Refer to "Environment Matching.")
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Error Messages
Error Messages
Error messages
Meaning
Action
MOTOR ERROR
TURN OFF POWER
A motor error occurred.
Recovery from this problem is impossible.
Use the POWER key to switch the power off and
back on again.
After rectifying the cause of the error (a material
jam or the like), switch on the power.
Do not leave the unit with the carriage not in
standby position.
TEMPERATURE
IS TOO HIGH
The air temperature where installed is higher than
the ambient temperature at which the unit can operate (approx. 40°C (104°F) or more higher).
Recovery from this problem is impossible. Use
the [POWER] key to switch the power off. First
raise the temperature of the area where installed,
then switch on the power.
TEMPERATURE
IS TOO LOW
The air temperature where installed is lower than
the ambient temperature at which the unit can operate (approx. 5°C (41°F) or more lower).
Recovery from this problem is impossible. Use
the [POWER] key to switch the power off. First
raise the temperature of the area where installed,
then switch on the power.
INVALID SHEET
SET SHEET AGAIN
The [SETUP] key was pressed even though no
material is loaded.
Setup was performed with no material at the correct location.
Load material at the correct location and press the
[SETUP] key again.
[EDGE SENSE] is set to [ENABLE], but transparent material was loaded.
When using transparent material, set [EDGE
SENSE] to [DISABLE] (see "Description of
Menus").
SHEET TOO SMALL
SET SHEET AGAIN
An attempt was made to load material that is too
small.
Replace with material of loadable size.
PINCHROLL ERROR
DOWN PINCHROLL
The [SETUP] key was pressed with the pinch rollers up.
The pinch rollers were raised during setup.
Move the sheet loading lever all the way to
“LOAD” to lower the pinch rollers, then press the
[SETUP] key (see "Loading the Material").
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID RIGHTPOS
The [SETUP] key was pressed while the right-hand
pinch roller was at a location where there is no grit
roller.
Position the right-hand pinch roller correctly (above
a grit roller), then press the [SETUP] key.
PINCHROLL ERROR
INVALID LEFTPOS
The [SETUP] key was pressed while the right-hand
pinch roller was at a location where there is no grit
roller.
Position the left-hand pinch roller correctly (above
a grit roller), then press the [SETUP] key.
BASE POINT ERROR
An attempt was made to set the print-start location
at a position beyond the printing/cutting area.
Use the arrow keys to move the carriage marker
to a place within the printing area, then press the
[BASE POINT] key (see "User's Reference -- Performing Printing/Cutting at the Desired Location").
ALIGN WIDTH
ERROR
An attempt was made to set the align point at the
same location as the base point.
Set the align point at a proper position (see "User's
Reference -- Remove the Printed Material, then
Reload the Material and Perform Cutting").
ALIGN ANGLE
ERROR
An attempt was made to set the align point at a
location described below.
• Tilted 5 degrees or more from the base point
• Separated from the base point by 20 mm (13/16
in.) or more in the feed direction
Set the align point at a proper position (see "User's
Reference -- Remove the Printed Material, then
Reload the Material and Perform Cutting").
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Error Messages
Error messages
Meaning
Action
CURSOR POS. ERROR
OUT OF AREA
An attempt was made to perform a printing or cutting test outside the printing or cutting area.
Perform the printing or cutting test inside the printing or cutting area.
ILLEGAL SHUTDOWN
TURN OFF POWER
The main power switch was turned off without first
turning off the sub power with the [POWER] key.
Press the [POWER] key to turn off the sub power,
then turn on the power again.
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Specifications
Specifications
SC-500
Printing/Cutting method
Printing/Cutting area
Acceptable
Sheet material
material widths
Piezo ink-jet method/media-moving method
1346.2 mm x 24998 mm (53 in. x 984-1/8 in.)
131 to 1371 mm (5-3/16 to 54 in.)
(Note that detection of the front and rear edges is not possible for material measuring from 131 mm to 430 mm (5-3/16 to 17 in.).)
131 to 1371 mm (5-3/16 to 54 in.)
Roll material
(Note that detection of the front and rear edges is not possible for material measuring from131 mm to 430 mm (5-3/16 to 17 in.).)
131 to 1371 mm (5-3/16 to 54 in.)
Width of material that can be cut off
Conditions for usable materials
Cuttable material thickness: 0.08 to 0.22 mm (0.00315 to 0.00866 in.) (depending on material composition)
Maximum cuttable material thickness including base paper: 0.4 mm (0.0157 in.)
Maximum printable material thickness including base paper: 1.0 mm (0.039 in.) (when head is raised to maximum)
Maximum diameter for roll material: 180 mm (7-1/16 in.)
Core inner diameter for roll material: 50.8 mm (2 in.) or 76.2 mm (3 in.)
Maximum weight for roll material: 20 kg (44.1 lb.)
Ink
Type
cartridges
Capacity
Color
Exclusive SOL INK cartridge
220 cc ±5 cc
Six colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan and light magenta
16.7 million colors
Apparent colors
Printing resolution (Printing dot resolution) 1440 dpi x 720 dpi / 720 dpi x 720 dpi / 540 dpi x 540 dpi / 360 dpi x 720 dpi / 180 dpi x 720 dpi
Distance accuracy (When printing)
Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or 0.3 mm, whichever is greater
(at Roland PET-film, print travel: 1 m (39-3/8 in.)
Acceptable tool
Cutter (blade and blade holder): Special blade for CAMM-1 series
Cutting speed
10 to 600 mm/s
(10 to 300 mm/s in the material-feed direction)
30 to 200 gf
Blade force
Blade offset compensation
Software resolution (When cutting)
Distance accuracy (When cutting)
0.000 to 1.500 mm (0 to 0.0591 in.)
0.025 mm/step (0.00984 in./step)
Error of less than ±0.4% of distance traveled, or 0.3 mm, whichever is greater
When distance correction has been performed (when the setting for [CALIBRATION] - [CUTTING ADJ.] has been made):
Error of less than ±0.2% of distance traveled, or 0.1 mm, whichever is greater
Repetition accuracy (When cutting)
0.1 mm or less (excluding stretching/contraction of the material)
Range for assured repetition accuracy (*)
For materials with a width exceeding 610 mm (24 in.): Length 4,000 mm (157-7/16 in.)
For materials with a width of 610 mm (24 in.) or less : Length 8,000 mm (315-15/16 in.)
Repetition between printing and cutting
±0.5 mm (±0.0197 in.) max. at 25°C
(excluding possible shift caused by expansion/contraction of the material and/or by reloading the material,
and provided that material length is under 3000 mm (118-1/16 in.)
Printing heads cleaning
Automatic cleaning and manual cleaning
Bidirectional parallel interface (compliant with IEEE 1284: nibble mode)
Interface
Instruction system
Power-saving function
RD-GL III (Cutting), RD-RTL (Printing), RD-PJL
Auto-sleep
Power
Printing/Cutting mode
Maximum: 1.0A/100V to 240V ±10% 50/60 Hz
consumption
Standby mode
Maximum: 0.4A/100V to 240V ±10% 50/60 Hz
Acoustic
Printing/Cutting mode
64dB (A) or less (According to ISO7779)
noise level
Standby mode
40dB (A) or less (According to ISO7779)
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For items indicates by an asterisk "(*)", please see the next page.
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Specifications
Dimensions
Main unit
With stand
Packed dimensions Main unit
Stand
Weight
Packed weight
2325 mm [W] x 381 mm [D] x 428 mm [H] (91-9/16 in. [W] x 15 in. [D] x 16-7/8 in. [H])
2325 mm [W] x 736 mm [D] x 1287 mm [H] (91-9/16 in. [W] x 29 in. [D] x 50-11/16 in. [H])
2625 mm [W] x 630 mm [D] x 720 mm [H] (103-3/8 in. [W] x 24-13/16 in. [D] x 28-3/8 in. [H])
857 mm [W] x 845 mm [D] x 293 mm [H] (33-3/4 in. [W] x 33-1/4 in. [D] x 11-9/16 in. [H])
Main unit
85 kg (187.4 lb.)
With stand
105 kg (231.5 lb.)
Main unit
103 kg (227.1 lb.)
Stand
Environment
42 kg (92.6 lb.)
Power on
Temperature: 15 to 35 °C (59 to 95 °F), Humidity: 35 to 80 % (non-condensing)
Power off
Temperature: 5 to 40 °C (41 to 104 °F), Humidity: 20 to 80 % (non-condensing)
Accessories
Power cord: 1, Drain bottle: 2, Drain-bottle cap: 1, Screws: 2, Blade: 1, Blade Holder: 1,
Replacement blade for separating knife: 1, Cleaning kit: 1, Roland COLORCHOICE®: 1, User’s manual: 1
(*) The following conditions must be satisfied:
• Material type: 3M Scotchcal Mastercut Film, ARLON Series 2100
• Special stand (Roll material must be loaded on the shaft)
• Side margins: 25 mm (1 in.) or more for both the left and right margins
• Front margin: 35 mm (1-1/8 in.) or more
(After loading the material, when the material type to [EDGE] with the display menu, the front margin is automatically set to 35
mm (1-1/8 in.))
• The [PREFEED] function on the display menu must be set to [ENABLE]
• Cutting of the following data one time
Side margins: 25 mm (1 in.) or more
(1) The letters are cut in order starting with "R"
(2) After the last letter ("P") has been cut, the machine returns to the origin
point and the outer border is cut
Front margin:
35 mm (1-1/8 in.) or more
Pinch roller (left)
Cut length
Fills the
hard clip
Cutter protector
Origin
Side margins:
25 mm (1 in.)
or more
Feed length
Sheets with a width exceeding 610 mm (24 in.): 4,000 mm (157-7/16 in.)
Sheets with a width of 610 mm (24 in.) or less : 8,000 mm (315-15/16 in.)
Pinch roller (right)
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Specifications
Interface Specifications
Standard
Bidirectional parallel interface (compliant with IEEE 1284: nibble mode)
Input signals
STROBE (1BIT), DATA (8BITS), SLCT IN, AUTO FEED, INIT
Output signals
BUSY (1BIT), ACK (1BIT), FAULT, SLCT, PERROR
Level of input output signals
TTL level
Transmission method
Asynchronous
Parallel Connector
(in compliance with specifications of Centronics)
Signal
number
Terminal
number
Signal
number
SLCT IN
36
18
HIGH***
HIGH*
35
17
GND
NC
34
16
GND
GND
33
15
NC
FAULT
32
14
AUTO FEED
INIT
31
13
SLCT
30
12
PERROR
29
11
BUSY
28
10
ACK
27
9
D7
26
8
D6
25
7
D5
24
6
D4
23
5
D3
22
4
D2
21
3
D1
20
2
D0
19
1
STROBE
GND
Pin Connection
18
1
3.3K
+5V
*=
3.9K
*** =
36
96
19
+5V
R1-011011