MIMAKI JV5-160S Specifications

COLOR INKJET PRINTER
OPERATION MANUAL
MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
TKB Gotenyama Building, 5-9-41, Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0001, Japan
Phone : +81-3-5420-8671
Fax : +81-3-5420-8687
URL : http://www.mimaki.co.jp/
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How to read this Operation Manual
The following documents are attached to JV5-130S/160S:
Operation Manual (this document)
“Operation Manual” explains how to operate JV5-130S/160S.
Request for daily care (separate volume)
“Request for daily care” explains how to perform daily maintenance of JV5-130S/160S.
CAUTION
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OF MIMAKI SHALL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
WARRANTY AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, AND MIMAKI NEITHER ASSUMES NOR
AUTHORIZES DEALER TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY OR MAKE ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR MAKE ANY OTHER WARRANTY IN
CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT WITHOUT MIMAKI’S PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL MIMAKI BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OF DEALER OR CUSTOMERS OF ANY PRODUCT.
Requests
„ This Operation manual has been carefully prepared for your easy understanding.
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However, please do not hesitate to contact a distributor in your district or our office if
you have any inquiry.
Description contained in this Operation manual are subject to change without notice
for improvement.
It is also necessary to keep this Operation manual on hand.
In the case where this Operation manual should be illegible due to destruction or lost
by fire or breakage, purchase another copy of the Operation manual from our office.
Generally, names and designations referred to in this Operation manual are trade
marks or registered trade marks of the manufacturers or suppliers.
Reproduction of this manual is strictly prohibited.
All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2006 MIMAKI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
„ Not for use in a computer room as defined in the Standerd for Protection Of Electronic Computer/Data
Processing Equipment, ANSI/NFPA 75 National Devision.
FCC Statement (USA)
„ 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 Operation 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.
„ In the case where MIMAKI-recommended cable is not used for connection of
this device, limits provided by FCC rules can be exceeded.
To prevent this, use of MIMAKI-recommended cable is essential for the connection of this plotter.
Interference to televisions and radios
The product described in this manual generates high frequency when operating.
The product can interfere with radios and televisions if set up or commissioned under improper conditions.
The product is not guaranteed against any damage to specific-purpose radio and televisions.
The product’s interference with your radio or television will be checked by turning on/off the power switch
of the product.
In the event that the product is the cause of interference, try to eliminate it by taking one of the following
corrective measures or taking some of them in combination.
„ Change the orientation of the antenna of the television set or radio to find a position without reception
difficulty.
„ Separate the television set or radio from this product.
„ Plug the power cord of this product into an outlet which is isolated from power circuits connected to the
television set or radio.
About media
Please follow the local regulations to dispose of roll sheets or other media.
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Foreword
Foreword
Congratulations on your purchase of MIMAKI color ink jet printer “JV5-130S/160S” .
The JV5-130S/160S is a color ink-jet printer for high quality printing with solvent ink.
The printer is available with either of the two sets of color ink cartridges, namely, a four-color set of ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow and black, 4 each), and a six-color set of ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow
and black, 2 each, and light cyan and light magenta, 4 each).
On This Operation manual
Read this Operation Manual carefully and make the most effective use of your printer.
Before starting to operate the printer, be sure to read this Operation manual carefully.
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Structure of this Operation Manual
Structure of this Operation Manual
This manual consists of the following six chapters to describe the handling of the printer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Shows the contents of this manual.
CHAPTER 1 Safety Precautions
Describes the precautions to be taken for safe use of the printer.
CHAPTER 2 Basic Use of Printer
Describes the names of parts and how to use the operation panel.
CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Describes a series of operations and settings, ranging from power-on to end of printing.
CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
Describes the recovery procedure from ink clogging and the cleaning procedure for the printer.
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Describes the actions to be taken when the printer develops any trouble.
CHAPTER 6 Operating for Functions
Describes the operating procedure for major functions, showing sample messages on the display.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CAUTION
FCC Statement (USA)........................................................................................ ii
Interference to televisions and radios ......................................................... ii
Foreword ........................................................................................................... iii
On This Operation manual..........................................................................iii
Structure of this Operation Manual ................................................................. v
CHAPTER 1 Safety Precautions
Checking the accessories .............................................................................1-2
Front exhaust unit Box .............................................................................1-4
Features...........................................................................................................1-6
Pictorial signs .................................................................................................1-9
Notes on Installation ....................................................................................1-10
Where to install the printer .....................................................................1-10
Notes on Location ..................................................................................1-11
Moving the printer ..................................................................................1-12
Power Supply Connection ...........................................................................1-13
Printer specifications..............................................................................1-13
Warning for Use............................................................................................1-14
Precautions in Use.................................................................................1-15
Types of media that can be used...........................................................1-17
Warning labels ..............................................................................................1-18
Basic specifications .....................................................................................1-19
Specifications for ink ..............................................................................1-21
Notes on USB 2.0 Interface ...................................................................1-22
CHAPTER 2 Basic Use of Printer
Names of Parts and Functions......................................................................2-2
Front.........................................................................................................2-2
Rear .........................................................................................................2-4
Front cover and Maintenance covers.......................................................2-6
Relationships between ink station and head row.....................................2-7
Cartridge control ......................................................................................2-8
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Carriage .................................................................................................2-10
Capping station ......................................................................................2-10
Cutter blade and cutting line ..................................................................2-11
Media sensor .........................................................................................2-11
Pinch rollers and Feed rollers ................................................................2-12
Heater ....................................................................................................2-13
Operation Panel ............................................................................................2-14
Display ...................................................................................................2-15
How to read the display .........................................................................2-15
How to read the LED indications............................................................2-17
How to use the keys...............................................................................2-18
Modes and Menu Screens ...........................................................................2-20
Modes ....................................................................................................2-20
About Function Menus.................................................................................2-21
Basic operation of a menu screen .........................................................2-21
Outline of menu hierarchy......................................................................2-24
Setting values in function menus ...........................................................2-27
CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Operation flow ................................................................................................3-2
Turning the power on.....................................................................................3-3
Starting up the printer ..............................................................................3-4
Adjusting the head gap..................................................................................3-5
How to check the head gap .....................................................................3-6
Setting the media on the printer ...................................................................3-7
Changing the angular position of the drying fan ......................................3-8
Setting roll media on the printer ...............................................................3-9
How to operate the take-up device ........................................................3-17
Setting cut sheet media on the printer ...................................................3-18
Selecting and checking printing conditions ..............................................3-20
How to select a user type.......................................................................3-20
How to check the user type....................................................................3-21
Operating the heaters ..................................................................................3-22
Turning on the power to the heaters ......................................................3-22
Checking the preset temperature and setting a temperature during printing.....3-23
What is beading ? ..................................................................................3-24
Temperature adjustment........................................................................3-25
In case of heater trouble ........................................................................3-26
Setting the reference value for dot misalignment correction ..................3-27
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Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles...........................3-29
Printing a test pattern (test printing).......................................................3-29
If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning)..........................................3-30
If nozzles cannot be unclogged [FILL UP INK] ......................................3-32
Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.]........................................3-34
If dots are not in alignment [DROP.POScorrect] .......................................3-36
Effective Plotting Area .................................................................................3-38
Establishing the Origin ................................................................................3-39
Printing an image .........................................................................................3-40
Starting the printing operation................................................................3-40
Interrupting the printing operation ..........................................................3-42
Cutting the media after completion of printing .......................................3-43
Automatic cleaning.................................................................................3-44
Display of [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] ..................................................3-46
Indication of remaining amount of ink for each cartridge .......................3-46
Turning the power off...................................................................................3-49
CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
Routine Maintenance .....................................................................................4-2
Precautions in cleaning............................................................................4-2
Notes on cleaning solution.......................................................................4-3
Cleaning exterior surfaces .......................................................................4-3
Cleaning the platen ..................................................................................4-3
Cleaning the media sensor ......................................................................4-4
Cleaning the media press ........................................................................4-4
Opening a maintenance cover .................................................................4-5
Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT]....................................4-7
Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH] ........................................................4-10
Cleaning the ink discharge passage [DISWAY WASH].............................4-13
When the operation of the printer is to be suspended for a long time [CUSTODY WASH] 4-15
Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH] ...............................................4-19
PUMP tube cleaning .....................................................................................4-22
Wiper cleaning ..............................................................................................4-24
Cleaning the heads and their surrounding parts ......................................4-27
Cleaning the head media sensor ...........................................................4-29
Preventing nozzle clogging while power is off [SLEEP SET UP].............4-30
Refreshing interval during sleep mode [REFERSH] ..............................4-30
Tube cleaning interval during sleep mode [TUBE WASH].....................4-31
Cleaning interval during sleep mode [CLEANING] ................................4-32
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP].......4-33
Preventing ink condensation on the nozzle face [ROUTINE WIPING] ..4-33
Periodical refresh interval [REFERSH] ..................................................4-35
Periodical tube cleaning interval [TUBE WASH]....................................4-36
Periodical cleaning interval [CLEANING]...............................................4-37
Other maintenance functions......................................................................4-39
Changing the time for warning of wiper replacement [WIPER LEVEL]..4-39
When the waste ink tank is full ...................................................................4-41
Replacing the wiper [WIPER EXCHANGE] .................................................4-43
Replacing the cutter blade...........................................................................4-45
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Before taking a phenomenon as a failure ....................................................5-2
Power does not turn on............................................................................5-2
The printer cannot perform printing..........................................................5-2
Media jamming arises / media is soiled ...................................................5-3
[HEAT] or [CONSTANT] LED does not light up .......................................5-3
If image quality is poor ..................................................................................5-4
White lines / blur (sprayed ink) / dark stripes (in the direction of travel of the heads) .5-4
Characters are double- or triple-printed in the media feed direction........5-4
Disagreement in print positions between outward trip and homeward trip (jet deviation) ...5-5
There is staggered print or nozzle missing ..............................................5-5
Ink drops falling on media during printing (ink drops falling)....................5-5
If nozzles are still clogged even after head cleaning ...............................5-6
When nozzle clogging is not corrected [HEAD SELECT] ........................5-9
Ink cartridge trouble.....................................................................................5-11
Displaying the description of ink cartridge trouble .................................5-11
If ERROR 202 [DEVICE CONSTRUCTION] is displayed......................5-12
Troubles for which error messages are displayed....................................5-13
Checking error history [ERROR HISTORY]...........................................5-13
Warning messages ................................................................................5-14
Error messages......................................................................................5-17
CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Functions Invoked by [FUNCTION] Key .......................................................6-2
Invoking SET UP functions............................................................................6-3
Registering printing conditions in a lump (type registration) ....................6-3
List of functions ........................................................................................6-3
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Outline of the setup functions ..................................................................6-5
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions ............................................................6-12
List of functions ......................................................................................6-12
Setting a maintenance function..............................................................6-13
Make setting of the media remaining amount display function [MEDIA RESIDUAL] 6-14
Moving the printer safely [BeforeMovingIt.]............................................6-15
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions.........................................................6-17
List of functions ......................................................................................6-17
Functions of [INFORMATION] key.........................................................6-17
Setting a MACHINE SETUP ..................................................................6-18
Outline of the machine setup functions..................................................6-19
Invoking NCU functions...............................................................................6-25
List of functions ......................................................................................6-25
Setting a NCU functions.........................................................................6-25
Outline of the NCU functions .................................................................6-26
DISPLAY setting ...........................................................................................6-28
Applied settings of functions ......................................................................6-29
Settings of heaters .................................................................................6-29
Detailed settings of heaters ...................................................................6-30
How to operate function menus..................................................................6-33
Functions related to the cutter....................................................................6-34
When the media is to be cut at a desired position .................................6-34
Functions related to print quality................................................................6-35
Correcting media feed during printing [FEED COMPENSATION.] ........6-35
Functions related to ink ...............................................................................6-36
When ink sets (4-color and 6-color) are to be changed ........................6-36
Function Flowchart [BOOT].........................................................................6-38
Function Flowchart [LOCAL mode] ............................................................6-40
Function Flowchart [REMOTE mode] .........................................................6-44
Function Flowchart [FUNCTION Key].........................................................6-46
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CHAPTER 1
Safety Precautions
This chapter describes the precautions to be taken for safe use of JV5-130S/160S.
Checking the accessories ......................................................1-2
Features .................................................................................1-6
Pictorial signs .........................................................................1-9
Notes on Installation ............................................................1-10
Power Supply Connection ....................................................1-13
Warning for Use ...................................................................1-14
Warning labels .....................................................................1-18
Basic specifications ..............................................................1-19
CHAPTER 1 Safety Precautions
Checking the accessories
Checking the accessories
The articles illustrated below are supplied with your plotter as accessories.
Check them for correct quantities and appearance. If you find any problem, please contact your distributor.
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Software CD-ROM (for JV5)
Operation Manual (JV5 series)
Request for daily care
Protective glasses
Plug for power cable
Connecting duct
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Screw
Wire management mount (used with cable tie)
Binding bands
Hose band
Phillips screwdriver
Adjustable end wrench 200 MM
Hexagonal wrench
Waste ink tank 4L
Accessories Box
Cleaning solution MS2/ES3/HS kit 100
Waste ink tray
Waste ink tank bracket assembly
Duct hose
Duct
Solvent pre-fill up solution cartridge (200 cc)
Checking the accessories
QTY
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4 pcs. (for waste ink tank bracket assembly)
2 pcs. (for waste ink tray)
B4x10 (for wire management mount)
SPC-0369
SPC-0475
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Front exhaust unit Box
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Checking the accessories
CHAPTER 1 Safety Precautions
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Roll screen 160 (130)
Open and close cover assembly 160 (130)
Dry fan assembly 160 (130)
Front exhaust unit Box
Checking the accessories
QTY
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Features
Features
The features of the printer are described below.
Understanding them together with the operating instructions given in this manual will help you use the
machine properly.
A new generation of print heads arranged in 4 staggered rows realize high-resolution super-high-speed printing
Newly developed print heads each of which has 1,440 nozzles (180 nozzle x 8 rows) are employed and 1inch heads are arranged in four rows staggered from each other, realizing 4-inch print head width. The HS
ink and variable dot technology are employed to enable high-speed printing at 40 m2/hr in high-resolution
practical mode (540 x 1080 dpi).
ES3 ink, which is human-friendly and ecologically designed, and HS ink,
which is best suited for print for outdoor use, are available
ES3 ink, which requires no special deodorizing equipment, does not emit irritating smell that could generally be emitted from solvent, so that it can be used without annoying any designer or operator who even
dislikes the smell of ink. It is a worker-friendly and ecologically designed ink.
HS ink, which is best suited for print for outdoor use, realizes excellent abrasion resistance and high density. This ink requires local exhaust ventilation, but does not require any special handling or license, say,
any of the handling and license which are specified in Japan's Ordinance on Prevention of Organic Solvents Poisoning.
The double cartridge automatic switching function and the high-capacity ink
cartridges of 1760 cc for one color release the user from worrying about running out of ink during printing
The function for automatic switching between two ink cartridges integrated as one unit and the ink cartridge capacity of a maximum of 1760 cc for one color (440 cc x 4) permit the operator to perform continuous printing for an extended period of time without worrying about running out of ink.
Indication of the INK Remains
Since the amount of ink that remains can be checked even during operation of the printer, you can use the
ink and media without waste.
The large-sized after-heater permits high-speed printing
In addition to the preheater and print heater realizing reliable high-quality printing onto non-coat media,
the large-sized after-heater is newly employed so that the drying of the printed media is achieved quickly,
thus enables its winding.
Standby mode and automatic off intelligent function are available.
The printer detects the ambient temperature and controls the heaters to set their temperature best suited to
the media used.
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Features
Easy maintenance
The automatic capping system for the heads eliminates the need of head cleaning before turning off the
power.
Nozzles can be unclogged by performing the cleaning function.
If the printer is not in use for a prolonged period of time, it automatically performs nozzle clogging preventive operation at fixed intervals. However, the main power must be left turned on.
The printer counts the time when not in use. When the power is turned on or when printing is started, the
printer automatically performs head cleaning to prevent nozzle clogging.
Easy-to-see display
The LCD panel displays the printer setting menu on two screens, so that the display is easier to see.
Since the LCD panel is provided with a backlight, the display can be clearly seen even in a dark place.
The LCD panel is available in seven different languages, including English and Spanish.
Convenient direct keys
Use of the direct keys permits quick access to the respective various built-in functions.
Printing information can be checked
The print length can be displayed on the LCD panel during printing and the information of printing conditions can be checked by printing it.
High-speed interface
The “USB 2.0” interface allows for high-speed data reception from the computer.
Take-up Device permits printing over a long length
Even a long sheet of media can be used, since the take-up device interlocked with the printer winds up the
printed part of the sheet during printing.
A media support bar newly provided
The printer is provided with a media support bar at the back. It is useful when a heavy roll of media, such
as Tarpaulin, is set on the printer.
The media feed control function ensures a constant feed rate media transport,
thus realizing reliable high picture quality
The printer is provided with a media encoder that permits transporting the media at a preset constant feed
rate irrespective of the roll weight, thus realizing reliable high-quality printing.
Lifting of the media at its both ends is prevented
The use of the curl stopper prevents the wide sheet of media from lifting at its both ends and coming in
contact with the head unit.
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Features
The nozzle missing automatic detection function reduces waste of media and
ink that could be caused by faulty printing
The printer automatically checks the printing result for nozzle missing after cleaning and during printing.
And if necessary, it requires another cleaning or interruption of printing to prevent a waste of media and
ink.
Optimum printing is realized thanks to the media thickness automatic detection function and automatic head height adjustment mechanism
The printer automatically detects the thickness of the sheet of media, and automatically adjusts the head
height to ensure the specified head gap. For different thicknesses of media to be used, printing is performed with a constant head gap, and thus optimum printing is always realized.
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Pictorial signs
Pictorial signs
Pictorial signs are used in this Operation Manual for safe operation and for prevention of damage to the
printer. Pictorial signs and their meanings are given below. Read and fully understand before reading the text.
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Meaning
Failure to observe the instructions given with this symbol will pose an imminent danger of death or serious
injury to personnel. Be sure to read and observe the instructions for proper operation.
Failure to observe the instructions given with this symbol can result in death or serious injuries to personnel. Be sure to read and observe the instructions for proper operation.
Failure to observe the instructions given with this symbol can result in injuries to personnel or damage to
property.
This symbol indicates that it is important to know of the information on proper operation of the printer.
This symbol indicates that the information is helpful in proper operation of the printer.
(See 1-8) Indicates the reference page for related contents.
The symbol “ ” indicates that the instructions must be observed as strictly as the CAUTION instructions
(including DANGER and WARNING instructions). A sign representing a precaution (the sign shown at
left warns of hazardous voltage) is shown in the triangle.
The symbol “ ” indicates that the action shown is prohibited. A sign representing a prohibited action (the
sign shown at left prohibits disassembly) is shown in or around the circle.
The symbol “
” indicates that the action shown must be taken without fail or the instructions must be
observed without fail. A sign representing a particular instruction (the sign shown at left instructs to unplug
the cable from the wall outlet) is shown in the circle.
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Notes on Installation
Notes on Installation
Where to install the printer
500 mm
1000 mm
500 mm
JV5-130S :
JV5-160S :
Model
Width
JV5-130S
2860 mm
JV5-160S
3120 mm
Depth
900 mm
(1050 mm)
900 mm
(1050 mm)
3860 mm
4120 mm
Height
Gross weight (with exhaust unit)
1551 mm
292 kg max. (324 kg max.)
1551 mm
298 kg max. (333 kg max.)
Working environmental temperature
Use this equipment in an environment of 20-35 °C to ensure reliable printing.
Depending on the ambient temperature, the heater temperature may not rise to the set value.
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2900 mm (3050 mm)
1000 mm
Secure a suitable installation space before assembling the printer.
The place of installation must have enough space for not only the printer itself but also for printing operation.
CHAPTER 1 Safety Precautions
Notes on Installation
Notes on Location
Do not locate the printer in any of the places listed below.
A place exposed to direct sunlight
A place where temperature or
humidity varies significantly
A place exposed to direct air flow
from an air conditioner or the like.
„ Use the printer under the fol-
lowing environmental conditions:
ƒ Operating environment:
68 to 95°F (20 to 35°C)
35 to 65% (Rh)
On an inclined surface
A place that vibrates
Around a place where flame is used
Locking the casters and fixing the printer with leveling feet
Each of the casters on the stand is provided with a stopper and leveling foot. Before turning the power ON,
make sure that the casters are locked and the printer body is fixed with the leveling feet. The printer body
may start moving during operation if it is not fixed with the leveling feet.
Fix the printer body
with the leveling feet
Lock position
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Notes on Installation
Moving the printer
When the printer is to be moved by necessity, moving it is permitted only on the same floor where there is
no steps. To move it, however, be sure to observe the following instructions:
„ Before moving the printer, unlock the casters.
„ When moving the printer, take care not to give a significant impact on it.
„ After moving the printer, be sure to lock the casters again.
„ When the printer is to be moved to any place other than on the same step-free
floor, contact your distributor or a sales office of MIMAKI. If you move it by
yourself, failure or damage may occur. Be sure to request your distributor or a
sales office of MIMAKI to move the printer.
Method of moving the printer
When moving the printer, it must be held up by at least two people as illustrated below.
The cover of the printer may break if it is pressed hard.
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Power Supply Connection
Power Supply Connection
Printer specifications
Single-phase 200 to 240 Vac 15 A or less (cannot be used with 100 V system)
„ You are not allowed to install the printer by yourself. Be sure to request
MIMAKI’s service personnel and an electrician to install the printer.
„ For the power supply to the main body of the printer, electrical work is required
as described below. Request an electrician to perform electrical work.
„ Ensure that a wall outlet is available near the printer. Also ensure that the
power cable can be easily unplugged whenever necessary.
„ To prevent electrical shock hazard, it is prohibited for anyone other than electrician licensees to perform the electrical work for this printer.
„ Take care to avoid miswiring, which can result in a fire or an electric shock.
„ Use one of the following cable models or the equivalent:
• VCT-2mm² x3 cores (600 V)
• UL-AWG14x3C (600 V)
For power supply connection, this printer uses the Type B plug and socket in compliance with IEC 60309.
When a socket construction meeting the plug of the power cable of this printer is required, use the supplied
socket and perform construction between your switchboard or wall outlet and the socket.
Rear of the printer body
Socket construction
Socket
Switchboard or wall outlet
Cable:
UL AWG14 or the equivalent
Supplied socket
Socket construction
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Warning for Use
Warning for Use
WARNING
Be sure to install a ventilator, if necessary, to ensure good ventilation in the room where the printer is to be operated.
Be sure to use the printer with the power supply meeting the specifications. The power supply voltage of this printer is
single phase 200-240 Vac, 15 A or less. (It cannot be used with 100 V system)
Take care not to damage, break or work upon the power cable. If a heavy material is placed on the power cable, or if it is
heated or pulled, the power cable can break, thus resulting in fire or electric shocks.
The ink used for this printer contains organic solvent. Since the ink is flammable, never use flame in or around the place
where the printer is used.
Avoid locating the printer in a damp environment. Do not splash water onto the machine. Use in such an environment
can give rise to fire, electric shocks or breakdown of the machine.
Use of the printer under an abnormal condition where it produces smoke or strange smell can result in fire or electric
shocks. If such an abnormality is found, be sure to turn off the power switch immediately and unplug the cable from the
wall outlet. Check first that the machine no longer produces smoke, and then contact your distributor or a sales office of
MIMAKI for repair.
Never repair your printer by yourself since it is very dangerous for you to do so.
Never disassemble or remodel the main unit of the printer or the ink cartridge. Disassembly or remodeling can result in
an electric shock or breakdown of the machine.
Take care that no dust or dirt sticks to platen heaters. Dust and dirt sticking heaters can cause fire.
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Warning for Use
Precautions in Use
CAUTION
Power supply
„ Leave the breaker turned ON.
„ Do not turn OFF the main power switch on the rear face.
Heater
„ Do not spill liquid on the platen as this may cause failure of the heater or firing.
„ Do not touch platen heaters with bare hand while it is hot; otherwise, you can get burned.
„ When the printer is to be moved, wait until the heater temperature drops adequately.
As a criterion, wait at least 30 minutes after you turn off the power to the heater.
Moving the printer must be limited to on the same floor where there is no steps. When the printer is to be moved to
any place other than on the same step-free floor, contact your distributor or a sales office of MIMAKI.
Handling of ink
„ The ink contains organic solvent. If ink settles on the skin or clothes, immediately wash it off with detergent or water.
If you get ink in your eyes, immediately wash your eyes with a lot of clean water for at least 15 minutes. In doing so,
also wash the backside of eyelids to rinse ink away completely. Then, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
„ If anyone drinks ink by mistake, keep him or her quiet and see a doctor immediately. Do not allow him or her drink
vomit. After that, contact the Poison Control Center.
„ If you inhale a lot of vapor and feel bad, immediately move to a location where fresh air is present and then keep
yourself warm and quiet. Then, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Note on maintenance
„ When cleaning the ink station or heads, be sure to wear the supplied goggle and gloves.
Laser sensor
„ The printer incorporates a laser sensor. The laser sensor is equivalent to the laser product of IEC CLASS 1. Do not
look at the laser beam through an observation optical system such as lens, since looking at a laser beam can cause a
pain in your eye or impair eyesight.
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Warning for Use
CAUTIONS and NOTES
CAUTIONS and NOTES
Handling of ink cartridges
„ Use the JV5 genuine ink. Remember that the user shall be charged for a repair to correct any damage resulting from
the use of ink other than the exclusive type.
„ The printer does not operate with any ink other than the JV5 genuine ink.
„ Do not use the JV5 genuine ink with other printers, as doing so may cause damage to such printers.
„ Never refill the ink cartridge with ink. Refilling the ink cartridge can cause a trouble. Remember that MIMAKI
assumes no responsibility for any damage caused by the use of the ink cartridge replenished with ink.
„ If the ink cartridge is moved from a cold place to a warm place, leave it in the room temperature for three hours or
more before using it.
„ Open the ink cartridge just before installing it in the printer. If it is opened and left for an extended period of time, normal printing performance of the printer may not be ensured.
„ Make sure to store ink cartridges in a cold and dark place.
„ Store ink cartridges and waste ink tank in a place that is out of the reach of children.
„ Be sure to thoroughly consume the ink in the ink cartridge, once it is opened, within three months. If an extended
period of time has passed away after opening the cartridge tank, printing quality would be poor.
„ Neither pound the ink cartridge nor shake it violently, as doing so can cause leakage of ink.
„ Do not touch or stain the contacts of the ink cartridge, as doing so may cause damage to the print circuit board.
„ Waste ink is equivalent to waste oil of industrial waste. Request an industrial waste disposal company for disposal of
waste ink.
Front cover and lever
„ Never open the front cover or raise the lever during printing. Opening the cover or raising the lever will abort printing.
Handling of media
„ Use media recommended by MIMAKI to ensure reliable, high-quality printing.
„ Set the heater temperature to meet the characteristics of the media.
Set the temperature of the preheater, print heater and after-heater according to the type and characteristics of the
media used. Automatic temperature setting can be made on the operation panel by setting the profile on the dedicated
RIP. For setting on the RIP, refer to the instruction manual for your RIP.
„ Pay attention to the expansion and contraction of the media.
Do not use media immediately after unpacking. The media can be affected by the room temperature and humidity, and
thus it may expand and contract.
The media have to be left in the atmosphere in which they are to be used for 30 minutes or more after unpacked.
„ Do not use curled media.
The use of curled media can not only cause a media jam but also affect print quality.
Straighten the sheet of media, if significantly curled, before using it for printing.
If a regular-sized coated sheet of media is rolled and stored, the coated side has to face outside.
Protection of media from dust
„ Store media in a bag. Wiping off dust accumulated on media will adversely affect the media due to static electricity.
„ When leaving the workshop after the working hours, do not leave any media on the roll hanger. If any media is left on
the roll hanger, it can get dusty.
Notes on maintenance
„ It is strongly recommended to use the printer in a room that is not dusty. Set the Refresh level 2 or 3 when the printer
is to be used in an unfavorable environment. (Refer to “REFRESH (p.6-10)” )
„ Keep the front cover closed even when the printer is not printing. If not, dust can accumulate on the nozzles in the
heads.
„ Dust in the heads can also cause drops of ink to fall suddenly down on the media during printing. In such a case, be
sure to clean up the heads. (Refer to “Automatic cleaning (p.3-44)” )
„ When cleaning the ink station or heads, be sure to wear the supplied goggle and gloves.
„ Perform wiping (removal of dust and paper powder) of the capping station and wiper frequently.
Regularly replaced parts
„ Some parts of this printer must be replaced with a new one periodically by service personnel.
Be sure to make a contract with your distributor or dealer for after-sale service to ensure a long life of your printer.
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Warning for Use
Types of media that can be used
The types of media that can be used with the printer are roll media and cut sheet media.
The types and sizes of media that can be used with the printer are explained below.
Recommended types of media
Tarpaulin
FF (Flexible Face)
Weatherproof PVC
Sizes of media that can be used
JV5-130S
JV5-160S
Maximum width
Minimum width
Maximum printing width
Thickness
Roll weight *1
Roll outside diameter
Roll inside diameter
Side printed
Roll end treatment
1375 mm (54.13 inch)
1630 mm (64.17 inch)
297 mm
297 mm
1365 mm
1620 mm
1.0 mm or less
1.0 mm or less
38 kg or less
38 kg or less
Roll
media
φ 200 mm or less
3 or 2 inches
Side facing outward
The roll end is gently fixed to the core with weak-adhesive tape or weak glue for
easy removal.
Maximum width
1375 mm (54.13 inch)
1630 mm (64.17 inch)
Cut sheet
Minimum width
297 mm
297 mm
media
Maximum printing width 1365 mm
1620 mm
*1 Without deflection of the roll when it is retained at both ends.
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Warning labels
Warning labels
Warning labels are stuck on the printer body. Be sure to fully understand the warning given on the labels.
If a warning label is illegible due to stains or has come off, purchase a new one from your local distributor or
our office.
Locations of labels
Front
(Reorder: No.903239)
(Reorder: No.903405)
(Reorder: No.903330)
(Reorder: No.901549)
Rear
(Reorder: No.903239)
(Reorder: No.903968)
(Reorder: No.904130)
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Basic specifications
Basic specifications
Item
Print head
Drawing mode (scan x feed)
Usable inks
Ink supply
Capacity of ink cartridge
Media type
Max. printing width
Roll Media size
Leaf media size
Margin
Distance accuracy
Perpendicularity
Media skew
Head height adjustment
Cutting of media
Media delivery
Waste ink tank
Interface
Command
Noise
Nozzle check unit
Safety Standard
Power
Power consumption *2
Recomended Environment
Weight
JV5-130S
JV5-160S
Method
Specification
Drop-on-demand piezoelectric print heads
4-heads Staggerds
720 x 540dpi
540or720 x 720dpi
540 x 900dpi
540or720 x 1080dpi
720 x 1440dpi
1440 x 1440dpi
Exclusive solvent ink:
Either ES3 ink or HS ink
Automatic switching between two ink cartridges integrated as one unit
4-color set installed:
Four 440-cc cartridges for each color, that is, 1760 cc for each color
6-color set of cartridges:
Two 440-cc cartridges for each color, that is, 880 cc for each color (However, four 440cc cartridges for each of magenta and cyan, that is, 1760 cc for each of them)
Tarpaulin, FF, PVC
1365 mm
1620 mm
Maximum
1375 mm (54.13 inch)
1630 mm (64.17 inch)
Minimum
297 mm
297 mm
Thickness
1.0 mm or less
1.0 mm or less
Roll outside diameter
φ 200 mm or less
φ 200 mm or less
Roll weight *1
38 kg or less
38 kg or less
Roll inside diameter
3 or 2 inches
Plotting surface
Side facing outward
Roll end treatment
The roll end is gently fixed to the core with weak-adhesive tape or weak glue for easy
removal.
Maximum
1375 mm (54.13 inch)
1630 mm (64.17 inch)
Minimum
297 mm
297 mm
Leaf media
Left end and right end : 15 mm (Default)
Front : 150 mm
Rear : 200 mm
Roll media
Left end and right end : 15 mm (Default)
Front : 150 mm
Rear : 0 mm
Absolute accuracy
Whichever the larger one of ± 0.3 mm or ± 0.3 % of the designated
Reoroducibility
Whichever the larger one of ± 0.2 mm or ± 0.1 % of the designated
± 0.5 mm / 1000 mm
5 mm or less / 10 m variable
Can be set by user steplessly in the range of 1.5 mm to 7 mm (media thickness is automatically recognized)
Cutting of Y direction by the head cutter,
Cutting accuracy (steps) : 0.5 mm or less.
Take-up device supplied as a standard accessory (switching possible between winding
with print side inside and winding with print side outside), which can be used only with
a 3-inch core
Bottle type ( 4,000 cc)
FULL state is detected with sensor
USB 2.0
MRL-III
during standby
Less than 58 dB (FAST-A, Front & Rear & Left & Right 1 m)
during continuous printing
Less than 65 dB
during discontinuous printing Less than 70 dB
Laser beam type (CLASS 1 or below)
VCCI-Class A, FCC-Class A, UL 60950, CE Marking (EMC, ), CB Report, RoHS,
CLASS 1 Laser
AC 200 - 240 V ± 10%, 50/60 Hz ± 1 Hz 15A or less
3600 VA or less
Available temp.
20 °C to 35 °C
Humidity
35 to 65 % Rh (No condensation)
Guaranteed temp.
20 °C to 25 °C
Temperature change
± 10 °C / h or less
Dust
Equivalent to normal office level
Main unit
292 kg (324 kg *3)
298 kg (333 kg *3)
Basic specifications
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Item
Outside dimensions
Width
Depth
Height
Basic specifications
JV5-130S
2860 mm
900 mm (1050 mm *3)
1551 mm
Basic specifications
*1 Without deflection of the roll when it is retained at both ends.
*2 Main unit and heater
*3 Without front exhaust unit
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JV5-160S
3120 mm
900 mm (1050 mm *3)
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Basic specifications
Specifications for ink
Item
Supply
Color
Ink capacity
Shelf life
Storage temperature Storage
Transportation
Specifications
Dedicated solvent ink cartridges
Black ink cartridge
Cyan ink cartridge
Magenta ink cartridge
Yellow ink cartridge
Light cyan ink cartridge
Light magenta ink cartridge
220 cc / 440 cc per cartridge
ƒ HS Ink : 14 months from the data of manufacture (at room temperature)
ƒ ES3 Ink : Two year from the data of manufacture (at room temperature)
Within three months after opening the package
1 to 40°C
(Storage at temperature of 40°C is permitted within a month.)
1 to 60°C
(Storage at temperature of 60°C is only permitted within 120 hours, and at
temperature of 40°C is permitted within a month.)
„ The ink may freeze when it is left for a long time in a cold environment. Should
it freeze, leave the ink cartridge at room temperature (at 25°C) for three hours or
more to allow the ink to melt.
„ Do not disassemble ink cartridges or refill them with ink.
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Notes on USB 2.0 Interface
„ Your RIP must be compatible with USB 2.0.
When two or more JV5 printers are connected to one personal computer
When two or more JV5 printers are connected to one personal computer, the personal computer may not
recognize all the JV5 printers normally.
Reconnect the unrecognized JV5 printer to another USB port, if available, and check to see if it is recognized. If the JV5 printer is not recognized even through the newly connected USB port, use USB 2.0
repeater cables available on the market.
USB 2.0 repeater cables
Notes on peripheral devices in USB high speed mode
When a peripheral device (USB memory or USB HDD) to be operated in USB high speed mode is connected to the same personal computer that a JV5 printer is connected to, the USB device may not be recognized.
When a JV5 printer is connected to the personal computer to which an externally installed USB hard disk
drive is connected, the data output speed to the JV5 printer may drop. That can cause the head unit to stop
temporarily at the right or left end during printing.
Removing USB memory
If a USB memory module is inserted in the personal computer to which a JV5 printer is connected, click
“Stop” in the “Safely Remove Hardware” window by following the instructions given there first and then
remove the module. Leaving a USB memory module inserted can cause [ERROR 10 COMMAND
ERROR].
Copy the data onto the hard disk before outputting it for printing.
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Basic specifications
Notes on data output from USB memory
When spool data stored on USB memory is to be output for printing, the data is transferred to the JV5
printer at a low speed. That can cause the head unit to stop temporarily at the right or left end during printing.
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Basic specifications
CHAPTER 2
Basic Use of Printer
This chapter describes the names of parts and how to use the operation panel.
Names of Parts and Functions ...............................................2-2
Operation Panel ...................................................................2-14
Modes and Menu Screens ...................................................2-20
About Function Menus .........................................................2-21
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Names of Parts and Functions
Names of Parts and Functions
Front
1
2
11
12
3
13
4
14
5
15
6
16
7
17
8
9
10
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Name
1 Ink station
2 Ink cartridges
3 Cartridge LEDs
4 Maintenance cover L
5 Platen
6 After-heater
7 Print heater
8 Front exhauster
9 Clamp lever (front)
10 Take-up device
11 Front cover
12 Carriage
13 Operation panel
14 Power switch
15 Maintenance cover R
16 Capping station
17 USB 2.0 connector
18 Stand
19 Waste ink tank
Names of Parts and Functions
Function
Set the specified ink cartridges in the ink station.
Each cartridge contains an ink of a particular color.
The LEDs (green and red) in each slot indicate the cartridge status.
Open the maintenance cover L and/or maintenance cover R when doing so is
required for maintenance. Even when the power switch is off, keep all covers
closed.
The printed media is sent out, sliding on the platen. Three heaters are installed
inside the platen.
Dries the ink on the printed media.
Fixes and dries the ink on the currently produced print. (Located inside the
platen)
This unit consists of the drying fan to accelerate drying the ink during printing
and the exhaust fan to blow out the odor of ink.
Moves the pinch rollers up and down to hold or release the media.
Automatically winds up the roll media printed.
Open this cover when media is to be set or the jammed media is to be removed.
Even when the power switch is off, keep this cover and the other covers closed.
Moves the print head unit from side to side.
This panel has the operation keys required for operating the printer and the
LCDs for displaying setting items, etc.
It is also provided with the power switch for the heaters and the LEDs for indicating the heater status.
Turns on/off the power to the printer.
While the main power switch is on, the operation to prevent ink clogging is performed periodically even when the power switch is off. (Flushing function)
Open the maintenance cover R and/or maintenance cover L when doing so is
required for maintenance. Even when the power switch is off, keep all covers
closed.
Incorporates the ink caps, with which the heads are covered, and the wiper, etc.
USB 2.0 interface.
Supports the main body of the printer. It is provided with casters that are used to
move the printer.
Waste ink gathers in this tank.
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Rear
1
2
5
3
6
4
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Name
1
2
3
4
Ink cartridge for cleaning
Clamp lever (rear)
Media support bar
Pre-heater
5 Roll holders
6 Main power switch
7 AC inlet
Names of Parts and Functions
Function
Use this ink cartridge when performing maintenance.
Interlocked with the clamp lever in the font of the printer.
This bar facilitates setting a roll media in position.
Preheats the media before printing. (Located inside the platen)
Roll holders are inserted into the right and left ends of the core of the roll media
to hold the media. The roll holders can be used for media cores that have a
diameter of 2 inches or 3 inches.
Turns on/off the main power for the printer. Leave the main power turned on to
prevent ink clogging.
Connect the power cable to the AC inlet.
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Front cover and Maintenance covers
Opening/closing the front cover and maintenance covers
„ Do not open any of the front cover and maintenance covers during printing
operation.
Opening any cover during printing interrupts image printing, which can not be
resumed from the interrupted point.
If you open any of the front cover and maintenance covers during printing, the carriage will stop for safety,
resulting in abortion of printing. In this case, restart the printer and computer by the procedure described
below:
STEPS:
1 Once any of the front cover and maintenance covers is opened during printing, the
printer displays the following message and stops printing.
Close a cover.
2 Stop the data transmission from the computer.
Close the cover.
3 Press the [ENTER] key once.
(
Cover Open
)
PRESS <ENT> KEY
4 The carriage will start moving.
The printer performs the same initial operation as is performed when the power is turned on.
∗Being Initialized∗
NOT POW-OFF !!
PLEASE WAIT
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Relationships between ink station and head row
The carriage mounts four heads each with eight rows of nozzles.
One color ink is applied to each row of nozzles.
Remember these relationships when checking the heads for clogged nozzles, replacing ink cartridge and
replenishing inks.
And cartridges of ink station are different from the selection of ink set (4 color ink set, 6 color ink set) when
the full up ink is performed.
K
M
C
Y
Lc
Lm
Black
Magenta
Cyan
Yellow
Light Cyan
Light Magenta
4 color
ink set
6 color
ink set
Head when ink is set 4 colors
Head when ink is set 6 colors
4 color ink set Four ink cartridges for each color.
6 color ink set Two ink cartridge for each of K, Y, Lc and Lm and four ink cartridges for each of M and C.
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Cartridge control
The printer uses two ink cartridges for each supply system (each nozzle row), i.e., 16 cartridges in total.
For each supply system, always only one cartridge of the two works as the supply cartridge. Switching is
made between the two cartridges so that the two cartridge locations are selected alternately for the supply
cartridge.
Cartridge LED
Cartridge LEDs
The LEDs (green and red) in each slot indicate the cartridge status.
Green LED lit
Red LED flashing
Red LED lit
Indicates that the cartridge is currently serving as a supply cartridge.
Indicates that the cartridge is in the [INK END], [INK NEAR END], [Expiration:1MONTH] or [Expiration] state.
Indicates that the cartridge is in the ink IC warning status or it is a remaining amount zero
cartridge or no cartridge has been set.
Cartridges that cannot be used
Error related to ink cartridges, namely, [NON-ORIGINAL INK], [WRONG
INK IC], [Kind of INK], [Color of INK], [WRONG CARTRIDGE] or [Expiration:2MONTH]
Cartridge in which there is no ink remaning as a result of execution of the ink
Remaining amount zero cartridge use-up cleaning function (this function, when performing cleaning, uses first
the cartridge that is in the [INK NEAR END], [INK END] status)
Ink IC warning
Conditions for cartridge switching
The supply cartridge is switched at the detection of any of the following conditions:
[INK END] during printing
[INK NEAR END] during ink charging
Ink IC warning
The cartridge has been removed
Ink use-up cleaning
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Relationship between warning and operation
When switching in one supply system is impossible, the LCD panel displays the warning concerning the
current supply cartridge.
Local/remote idle warning
display
(status of the supply system)
NEAR END
INK END
Expiration:
(1M)
Expiration
!CAR
Guidance function warning
detailed display
(status of the cartridge)
Cleaning
Ink charging
Printing
INK NEAR END
INK END
NO CARTRIDGE
NON-ORIGINAL INK
WRONG INK IC
Kind of INK
Color of INK
WRONG CARTRIDGE
Expiration:2MONTH
INK REMAIN ZERO
X
X
*1
X
X
X
X
X
X
Expiration:1MONTH
O
O
O
Expiration
O
O
O
X : Not permitted
O : Permitted
*1 The printer returns to LOCAL mode every completion of printing.
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Names of Parts and Functions
Carriage
The carriage is provided with the ink heads for printing, the cutter unit for cutting off the sheet of media,
etc.
Cutter unit
Capping station
The capping station consists of the ink caps, the wiper for cleaning the heads, etc.
The ink caps prevent the nozzles in the ink heads from drying up.
The wiper cleans the nozzles in the heads.
The wiper is consumable. If the wiper is deformed or the media is stained, replace the wiper with a new
one.
„ When cleaning the inside of the capping station, be sure to wear the supplied
goggle to protect your eyes from ink and also wear gloves.
Ink cap
Wiper
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Cutter blade and cutting line
The carriage is provided with a cutter unit for cutting off the media that has been printed on.
The cutter cuts off the sheet of media along the cutting line on the platen. (Refer to “Cutting the media
after completion of printing (p.3-43)” ) , (Refer to “AUTO CUT (p.6-9)” )
Cutter blade
Cutting line
Media sensor
The media sensor detects the presence of the media and the media length.
This printer has a media sensor on the platen (in the rear).
„ Set the media so that the media sensor located in the rear of the platen is cov-
ered with the media without fail. The media can not be detected unless it is
placed over the sensor.
Media sensor
Platen
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Pinch rollers and Feed rollers
This printer retains the media with the pinch rollers and feed rollers. During printing operation, the feed
rollers feed the media forward.
„ While the printer is not being used, raise the clamp lever to keep the pinch roll-
ers in the raised position.
If the pinch rollers are left lowered for an extended period of time, they can be
deformed and fail to securely retain the media.
Pinch roller
Keep the pinch rollers
raised when not in use
Clamp lever
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Names of Parts and Functions
Heater
The platen incorporates the pre-heater, print heater and after-heater.
The pre-heater preheats the media before printing to prevent abrupt temperature change at start of printing.
The print heater supports the high print quality and the after-heater dries the ink on the print.
LEDs indicate the turning ON/OFF and status of the respective heaters. Turning off the power switch of
the printer body turns off also the power to the heaters.
„ While the heater is on, the platen is very hot. When the front cover is to be
opened or media is to be replaced, lower the heater temperatures and wait until
the platen temperature drops; otherwise, you can get burned.
„ When the media is to be replaced with a thin one, lower the heater temperatures and wait until the platen temperature drops adequately. Setting a thin
sheet of media while the platen is hot may cause the media to stick to the
platen or cause wrinkling or curling of the media.
Pre-heater
Print heater
After-heater
Media
Front
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Operation Panel
Operation Panel
Use the operation panel to make settings for printing or operate the printer.
The operation panel is equipped with one lamps (a) to indicate the status of the printer, two displays (b), eight
keys (c) to be used for various operations, seven direct keys (d) to facilitate invoking various functions, and
two keys and seven lamps (e) to control the three heater.
(a)
(b)
(d)
(c)
(e)
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Operation Panel
Display
Each setting or message displayed on the LCDs is enclosed in [ ], like [TYPE 1], [PLEASE WAIT], etc. in
the text of this manual.
The operation keys are shown enclosed in brackets [ ].
[] indicates that the down JOG key is to be pressed.
The name of any other operation key is shown enclosed in brackets [ ], like [FUNCTION].
How to read the display
The LCDs give information as shown below depending on the status of the printer.
Ready for printing status
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
Display 1
Display 2
Display 1 :
Shows the temperatures of the heaters inside the printer.
Display 2 :
The indication in the upper left area shows the mode of the printer. The sample display above shows
LOCAL mode. (See 2-20)
The indication in the upper right area shows the machine name assigned to this printer. (Refer to
“MACHINE NAME (p.6-21)” )
The indication in the lower right area shows the width of the media detected by the printer.
Function menu indicating status
Display 1
MAINTENANCE
HD.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
Display 2
Display 1 :
The temperatures of the heaters are kept displayed until the top level of the menu hierarchy or the [SET
UP] function is selected. There may be a case where nothing is displayed, depending on the selected
item; this does not mean a malfunction of the display.
Display 2 :
The indication in the upper area shows the selected item.
The indication in the lower left area shows the job name or the like.
The indication such as <ent>, if any in the lower right area, means that you are asked whether or not to
select the displayed job or that there is a lower level of hierarchy.
For the operation of function menus, refer to “Outline of menu hierarchy” (See 2-24).
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Item / setting value indicating status
The LCDs show the particular operation for a selected job.
Choose a head
to fill.
FILL UP INK
HEAD SELECT
: 12. 34
Display 1
Display 2
Display 1 :
There may be a case where nothing is displayed, depending on the selected item; this does not mean a
malfunction of the display.
Display 2 :
The indication in the upper area shows the job name or the like.
The indication in the lower left area shows the selected item for the job.
The indication in the lower right area shows the item or setting value or the like. Input a setting value by
jog keys.
The sample display above shows [HEAD SELECT] in [HD.MAINTENANCE].
For the operation of function menus, refer to “Outline of menu hierarchy” (See 2-24).
Job processing status
FILLING UP NOW.
PLEASE WAIT
FILL UP INK
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
Display 1
Display 2
Display 1 :
Shows the current operation of the printer.
Display 2 :
The indication in the upper area shows the job name or the like. The sample display above shows
[FILLING UP NOW.] in [HD.MAINTENANCE].
The indication in the lower area shows the progress of the job or the like.
Message indicating status
The LCDs show a message to ask the operator to do some work, if necessary.
Be sure to follow the message.
Close a cover.
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Operation Panel
How to read the LED indications
The LEDs light up to indicate the status of the printer as described below.
BUSY lamp
Pre-heater
Print heater
HEAT SW lamp
After-heater
Name
BUSY lamp
HEAT SW lamp
HEAT lamp
Pre-heater
CONSTANT lamp
HEAT lamp
Print heater
CONSTANT lamp
HEAT lamp
After-heater
CONSTANT lamp
Function
Lights up when the printer is currently executing some processing.
While this lamp is lit, never open any cover of the printer and never
operate any key; otherwise, the printer may develop trouble.
Lights up orange when power to the heater is turned on.
Lit orange while the pre-heater is in heating operation.
Lights up green when the temperature of the pre-heater reaches the
preset temperature.
Lit orange while the print heater is in heating operation.
Lights up green when the temperature of the print heater reaches the
preset temperature.
Lit orange while the after-heater is in heating operation.
Lights up green when the temperature of the after-heater reaches the
preset temperature.
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Operation Panel
How to use the keys
The functions of the operation panel are described below.
10
8
6
15
7
16
9
11
1
12
1
1
13
1
2
4
3
5
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Operation Panel
Name
JOG keys
[] , [] , [] , []
2 [FUNCTION] key
3 [REMOTE] key
1
4 [END] key
5 [ENTER] key
6 [TEST DRAW] key
7 [DATA CLEAR] key
8 [CLEANING] key
9 [USER TYPE] key
10 [ST.MAINT] key
11 [INFORMATION] key
12 [FEED COMP.] key
13 [HEATER] key
14 [HEAT SW] key
15 Display 1
16 Display 2
Function
Use these keys to shift the carriage or the media in [LOCAL mode]. Also use
them to select an item of printing conditions.
Use this key to display function setting menu.
Use this key to switch between [REMOTE mode] and [LOCAL mode].
Cancels the last input value or returns the setting menu to the immediate higher
level of the hierarchy.
Registers the last input value as the setting value or goes to the immediate lower
level of the hierarchy.
Use this key to print a test pattern and check to see if there is no faulty print due
to clogged nozzles.
Erases the data that have been received.
Use this key to select a cleaning type and execute the cleaning of the heads.
Changes the user type.
Use this key to perform maintenance of the station.
This key activates directly [ST.MAINTENANCE] of the maintenance functions.
Displays and/or prints various information.
Activates directly [MEDIA COMP.] of the SET UP function for the currently
set type.
Use this key to set the temperatures of the pre-heater, print heater and afterheater or check the current temperature of the platen.
Turns on/off the power to the heaters.
Displays the status of this printer, a setting item, menu name or the like. Usually
displays the current temperatures of the heaters.
Use this display to indicate input setting values when various detailed settings
are necessary for this printer.
Functions of the JOG keys
Each of the JOG keys varies in function according to the condition of the printer under which the key is
used. The functions of the JOG keys are as follows:
Before the detection of
media
After the detection of
media
When selecting a
function
When selecting a
setting value
Detects the width of the Shifts the carriage to the
media.
left.
Detects the width and
length of the media.
Shifts the carriage to the
right.
Shifts the media away
from you.
Indicates the previously Indicates the previously
indicated function again. indicated value again.
Moves the media toward Indicates the next func- Indicates the next value.
you.
tion.
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Modes and Menu Screens
Modes and Menu Screens
Modes
This printer is provided with the following four modes:
NOT-READY mode
This is the mode in which the media has not been detected yet.
The keys other than the [REMOTE] key and the [TEST DRAW] key are effective.
LOCAL mode
The printer enters this mode when the media has been detected.
All the keys are effective.
The printer can receive data from the computer. However, it does not perform printing.
This mode permits the following operations:
1. Pressing the appropriate [JOG] keys to detect the media or set the origin.
2. Pressing the [FUNCTION] key to set functions. (FUNCTION mode)
3. Pressing the [REMOTE] key to switch between [REMOTE mode] and [LOCAL mode].
4. Pressing the [ENTER] key to check the remaining amount of ink, the description of the cartridge error,
the model name, the firmware version, and so on.
5. Pressing the [TEST DRAW] key to print a test pattern and checking to see if there is no faulty print.
6. Pressing the [DATA CLEAR] key to erase the printing data the printer has received.
7. Pressing the [CLEANING] key to execute the cleaning of the heads.
8. Pressing the [USER TYPE] key to change the user type.
9. Pressing the [ST.MAINT] key to activate directly [ST.MAINTENANCE], one of the [MAINTENANCE] functions.
10. Pressing the [INFORMATION] key to activate directly [INFORMATION] of the [MACHINE SETUP]
function.
11. Pressing the [FEED COMP.] key to activate directly [MEDIA COMP.].
12. Pressing the [HEATER] key to set the temperature of the heaters.
13. Pressing the [HEAT SW] key to turn on/off the power to the heaters.
REMOTE mode
The printer prints the data it receives.
Pressing the [REMOTE] key during printing interrupts the printing temporarily and returns the printer to
LOCAL mode.
FUNCTION mode
To set FUNCTION mode, press the [FUNCTION] key when the printer is in LOCAL mode.
In this mode, printing conditions can be set.
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About Function Menus
About Function Menus
Basic operation of a menu screen
This printer incorporates various functions, which can be operated on the operation panel. The [FUNCTION Mode] permits operating the functions for settings of the system and optional units, cleaning of the
heads, test printing and so on. In addition, pressing direct keys will invoke various built-in functions
quickly.
Priority sequence of the printer functions
The settings which are made on the operation panel are applied to all printing jobs as the initial values. In
addition, whether priority is given to the settings on the operation panel or those on the computer (host) is
determined by the setting of [PRIORITY] in the [SET UP] function of the printer.
Structure of function menus
Items of each menu are hierarchized as follows:
The [FUNCTION] key or [], [], [] or [] key selects an item, the [ENTER] key displays the item or
value in the next lower level of the hierarchy, and the [END] key displays the immediate higher level of the
hierarchy. Press the [ENTER] key to execute the selected value of each item.
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About Function Menus
Operation to set function menus
To set a function menu, press the [FUNCTION] key in LOCAL mode and press [], [], [] or [] or
[ENTER] key as appropriate. If the printer is not in LOCAL mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
How to make setting
As an example of setting procedure, that for [SET UP] → [AUTO CLEANING] is described below.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
2 Press the [FUNCTION] key.
Once the following screen is displayed, press the [ENTER] key twice to go to the lower level of the hierarchy.
3 Press the [] key 13 times to select [AUTO CLEANING], and press the [ENTER] key.
The menu screen will turn into the screen for setting ON/OFF of automatic cleaning.
13
times
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About Function Menus
4 Press the [] or [] key to set ON/OFF of automatic cleaning.
5 Press the [FUNCTION] key again if the setting of [CLEANING INTERVAL] and [CLEANING TYPE] is needed.
This setting is permitted only when automatic cleaning [ON] is selected.
6 Press the [FUNCTION] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and press the [] or
[] key to input [CLEANING INTERVAL].
Press the [] or [] key to display the setting screen for [CLEANING TYPE] and press the [] or [] key to
set a cleaning type.
7 Press the [ENTER] key to finalize the setting.
Press the [END] key several times to return to LOCAL mode.
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Outline of menu hierarchy
Function menu
Press the [FUNCTION] key to invoke the function menu.
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About Function Menus
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Direct keys
Pressing direct keys will easily invoke frequently used functions.
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CHAPTER 2 Basic Use of Printer
About Function Menus
Setting values in function menus
The menus contain the following functions.
SET UP functions
Function name
Sub function
MEDIA COMP. (p. 3-34)
MediaFeed
FEED METHOD
SETUP (p. 6-5)
SPEED SWITCHING
MOVEMENT TEST
HEATER
(p. 3-22)
(p. 6-29)
SET TEMP.
Pre-heater
Print heater
After-heater
SET TIME
STANDBY
OFF TIME
PRINT MODE
(p. 6-6)
FINE quality
DRAFT quality
SCAN DIRECTION
LOGICAL SEEK
INK LAYERS (p. 6-8)
DRYING TIME
(p. 6-8)
Setting value
-255 to 255
DIRECT, NORMAL
200% to 10%
OFF, 20 to 60 °C
(OFF, 68 to 140 °F)
OFF, 20 to 60 °C
(OFF, 68 to 140 °F)
OFF, 20 to 70 °C
(OFF, 68 to 158 °F)
(NONE, 0- 90 min / In steps of 10
minutes)
(NONE, 0 - 90 min / In steps of 10
minutes)
STD., FINE, FAST
STD., FINE, FAST
Uni-D
Bi-D
ON, OFF
1 to 9
SCAN
Draw.END
AUTO CUT (p. 6-9)
0.0 to 19.9 sec.
0 to 999 sec.
ON, OFF
PRE-FEED (p. 6-9)
ON, OFF
MARGIN (p. 6-9)
-10 to 85 mm
COLOR PATTERN (p. 6-9)
ON, OFF
REFRESH (p. 6-10)
LEVEL 0 to 3
VACUUM (p. 6-10)
STRONG, STANDARD, Little
WEAK, WEAK, OFF
PRIORITY
(p. 6-10)
ALL HOST
ALL PANEL
INDIVIDUALLY
Function
Corrects the feed rate of media.
Switches between methods for
detecting the feed rate of media.
Sets the media feed rate.
Performs testing whether or not the
media is compatible with the direct
detection method using the media
encoder.
Sets heater conditions.
Sets a print quality level and printing
direction.
Sets the number of layers in which
ink is to be applied.
Sets the time to wait for ink drying.
Cuts the media automatically after
printing.
Feeds the media back and forth
before printing.
Sets a non-printing area along the
right and left edges of the media.
Prints a color pattern for nozzle
missing check near the right edge of
the media.
Refreshes the print heads during
printing.
Sets the absorbability of the media.
Sets the priority of settings (host /
panel).
MEDIA COMP., HEATER, PRINT
MODE, INK LAYERS, DRYING
TIME, AUTO CUT, PRE-FEED,
MARGIN, COLOR PATTERN,
REFRESH, VACUUM, MEDIA
FD.SPEED, MediaFD.METHOD
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Function name
AUTO CLEANING (p. 3-44) ,
(p. 6-10)
Sub function
ON
CLEANING
INTERVAL
CLEANING
TYPE
OFF
HEAD GAP (p. 3-5) , (p. 6-11)
MEDIA DETECT DETECT METHOD
(p. 6-11)
CUTTING DETECT
SETUP RESET
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About Function Menus
Setting value
10 to 10000 mm
Function
Cleans the print heads automatically
every completion of printing.
SOFT, NORMAL, HARD
1.5 to 7.0 mm
SELECT
WIDTH
BOTH EDGE, LEFT EDGE,
RIGHT EDGE, NONE
Sets the head gap (height from the
media to the nozzle plane of the
heads).
Sets the method for detecting the
media.
Resets the setting values to the
default values.
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About Function Menus
MAINTENANCE functions
Function name
ST.MAINTENANCE
Sub function
Setting value
CARRIAGE OUT
(Can be selected directly by pressing
[ST.MAINT] key.) (p. 4-7)
Move the carriage when cleaning the
inside of the station and replacing
consumables.
Do not move the carriage out of the
capping station by hand. Select the
[ST.MAINTENANCE] - [CARRIAGE OUT] to move the carriage.
When the display shows that the
wipers must be replaced, perform
this operation and replace the wipers.
Washes the nozzles with a cleaning
kit to correct nozzle clogging and jet
deviation.
Washes the ink discharge passages
(pump tubes) to prevent their clogging.
When the operation of the printer is
to be suspended for more than one
week, wash the nozzles in the heads
and ink discharge passages and
make arrangements for storage.
Washes the ink suction pumps.
WIPER EXCHANGE [ST.MAINT]
(p. 4-43)
NOZZLE WASH [ST.MAINT]
(p. 4-10)
DISWAY WASH [ST.MAINT]
(p. 4-13)
CUSTODY WASH [ST.MAINT]
(p. 4-15)
WIPER WASH [ST.MAINT]
(p. 4-22)
PUMP TUBE WASH [ST.MAINT]
(p. 4-24)
CR.MAINTENANCE (p. 4-27)
HD.MAINTENANCE
Washes the wiper.
FILL UP INK (p. 3-32)
DISCHARGE&WASH (p. 5-6)
MaintWashLiquid (p. 4-19)
FILLING UP
DISCHARGE
DROP.POScorrect PATTERN 1 to 4
(p. 3-36)
Function
-40.0 to 40.0 dot
Move the head unit to the left end of
the printer and perform maintenance
of the heads and related parts.
The heads are charged with ink.
Use this function if nozzles are not
unclogged by [CLEANING] and
[NOZZLE WASH].
Discharges ink from the heads,
dampers and ink tubes, and washes
them with an cleaning solution cartridge (option).
Supplies the cleaning liquid for the
wiper and pump tubes.
Discharges the cleaning liquid for
the wiper and pump tubes.
Correct the difference in the ink fall
points between outward trip and
homeward trip. When the media
thickness, head height or ink type is
changed, dot positions may be
slightly in misalignment. This function corrects the dot positions to
ensure that the accurate printing
result is obtained.
Print two test patterns at the standard
speed and at a high speed, respectively. Then compare the ink fall
points of outward trip and those of
homeward trip and correct dot positions.
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Function name
Sub function
About Function Menus
Setting value
PG DROP
ADJUST.
(p. 3-36)
PATTERN 1 to 8
-40.0 to 40.0 dot
SLEEP SET UP
REFRESH
(p. 4-30)
REFRESHinterval
OFF, 1 to 168 h
TUBE WASH
(p. 4-31)
WASH INTERVAL
OFF, 1 to 168 h
CLEANING
(p. 4-32)
CLEAN. INTER- OFF, 1 to 168 h
VAL
CLEAN. TYPE
ROUTINE SETUP ROUTINE WIP- SCAN COUNT
ING (p. 4-33)
Normal, Soft, Hard
0 to 9990 times
TEMP.difference 1 to 60°C (In units having been set
by [MACHINE SET] function)
REFRESH
(p. 4-35)
REFRESHinterval
OFF, 1 to 168 h
TUBE WASH
(p. 4-36)
WASH INTERVAL
OFF, 1 to 168 h
CLEANING
(p. 4-37)
CLEAN. INTER- OFF, 1 to 168 h
VAL
CLEAN. TYPE
WIPER LEVEL (p. 4-39)
HEAD SELECT (p. 5-9)
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Normal, Soft, Hard
10/10 to 1/10 times
[1234]
[123–] , [–234]
[12––] , [–23–] , [––34]
[1–––] , [–2––] , [––3–] , [–––4]
Function
Set the reference value for correcting the misalignment of the ink fall
points between outward trip and
homeward trip in bi-directional
printing when the head gap has been
changed.
While the power switch is off, the
printer performs refreshing operation at fixed intervals to prevent ink
clogging or the like.
Set the interval (in hours) at which
refreshing operation that discharges
ink from the heads is to be performed.
Set the interval (in hours) at which
pump tube cleaning operation is to
be performed.
Set the interval (in hours) at which
cleaning operation is to be performed.
Set a type of cleaning.
With the power turned on, the
printer performs various operations
at fixed intervals to prevent such
trouble as nozzle clogging, nozzle
missing, ink drops falling or ink
spraying. Set the number of times
scanning can be performed before
the nozzle surface wiping operation
is to be performed to remove condensation.
Set the value of a difference in temperature between the print heater
and the ambient temperature at
which wiping operation is to be performed.
Set the interval (in hours) at which
refreshing operation is to be performed.
Set the interval (in hours) at which
pump tube cleaning operation is to
be performed.
Set the interval (in hours) at which
cleaning operation is to be performed.
Set a type of cleaning.
The wipers are consumables. The
heads can get dirty easily in a dusty
atmosphere.
The heads cannot be cleaned adequately with curled or worn wipers.
This printer gives the wiper replacement warning earlier than standard
depending on the operating environment. (10/10 = Default)
Select the head(s) to be used for
printing.
Any of the combinations of heads
shown at left is available.
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Function name
Sub function
MEDIA RESIDUAL (p. 6-14)
BeforeMovingIt. (p. 6-15)
About Function Menus
Setting value
ON, OFF
Function
Set ON/OFF of the media remaining
amount display function.
Input the media length (initial value
of remaining amount ) when the roll
media is detected.
Use this function to lock the station
when the printer is to be transported.
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MACHINE SET functions
Function name
DEODORIZE
FAN (p. 6-19)
Sub function
STOP TIME
RENEW
DRYNESS FEED (p. 6-19)
Setting value
0 to 240 Min, CONTINUE
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
Function
Make operation settings of the
exhaust fan.
Change the feed operation after
printing.
CONFIRM. FEED
ON, OFF
Set whether or not to perform feed(p. 6-19)
ing the media after test printing for
BACK FEED
ON, OFF
checking of the printing result.
TIME SET (p. 6-19)
ON, OFF
Set the date and time on the printer.
UNIT SETUP
TEMP.
: °C or °F
Change the units of temperature,
(p. 6-20)
length and area to be used with the
LENGTH
: mm or inch
printer.
STAMP SETUP (p. 6-20)
ON, OFF
Make settings for outputting the date
and time and printing conditions
after printing.
MACHINE NAME (p. 6-21)
01 to 99
When the printer is connected
through the USB 2.0 interface to a
system to which two or more
machines are connected, set the
identifier of the printer to have the
system recognize it.
INFORMATION ERROR HISTORY (p. 6-22)
Displays the history of the errors the Display various information.
(Can be selected directly by pressing printer has developed up to now.
The items in [INFORMATION] can
[INFORMATION] key.)
Two or more errors, if any, can be
be set individually by pressing the
displayed in turn by pressing the
[INFORMATION] key.
[] or [] key.
MAINTE. HISTORY (p. 6-22)
Displays the records of the maintenance function that have been executed up to now.
Two or more records, if any, can be
displayed in turn by pressing the
[] or [] key.
PRT.modeHISTORY (p. 6-22)
Displays the history of information
[INFORMATION]
(printing conditions) of the online
printing that has been performed up
to now.
Two or more pieces of information,
if any, can be displayed in turn by
pressing the [] or [] key.
LIST (p. 6-22)
[INFORMATION]
VERSION (p. 6-24)
[INFORMATION]
Serial&DealerNo
(p. 6-24)
[INFORMATION]
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NCU functions
Function name
Sub function
NOZZLE CHECK (p. 6-26)
NG ACTION (*1) CONTINUE
[DURING THE
CLEANDRAW] (p. 6-26) ING&CONT
CLEANING&STOP
STOP
NG ACTION (*1) CONTINUE
[AFTERtheDRA- CLEANWend] (p. 6-27) ING&CONT
CLEANING&STOP
Setting value
ON, OFF
CLEANING
NORMAL, SOFT, HARD
TYPE
CLEANING
NORMAL, SOFT, HARD
TYPE
RETRY COUNT 0 to 3
CLEANING
NORMAL, SOFT, HARD
TYPE
CLEANING
NORMAL, SOFT, HARD
TYPE
RETRY COUNT 0 to 3
STOP
NG JUDGEMENT CLOGG NZL/color
(*1) (p. 6-27)
1 to 180
CLOGG NZL/ALL
1 to 180
COND.INDICATION (p. 6-27)
Function
Set whether or not to perform nozzle
missing detection.
Set the operation of the printer to be
performed during printing in case a
certain level of nozzle missing is
detected and thus NG judgment is
made. (*2)
Set the operation of the printer to be
performed after completion of printing of one file in case a certain level
of nozzle missing is detected and
thus NG judgment is made. (*2)
Set the number of missing nozzles
per row for judging the nozzle check
NG . (*2)
Set the total number of missing nozzles for judging the nozzle check
NG . (*2)
Displays the status of the NCU.
This function displays every error
that has occurred in the NCU and
every error that has occurred
between NCU ↔ Main Unit.
Using the [] or [] key, the errors
can be displayed one by one in the
order of occurrence.
„ NG (*1): Bad nozzle condition.
„ NG (*2): One or more bad nozzles have been located on print head.
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About Function Menus
CHAPTER 3
Print Output
This chapter describes a series of operations and settings, ranging from power-on to
end of printing.
Operation flow ........................................................................3-2
Turning the power on .............................................................3-3
Adjusting the head gap ..........................................................3-5
Setting the media on the printer .............................................3-7
Selecting and checking printing conditions ..........................3-20
Operating the heaters ..........................................................3-22
Operating the heaters ..........................................................3-22
Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles .......3-29
Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.] ..................3-34
If dots are not in alignment [DROP.POScorrect] ..................3-36
Effective Plotting Area ..........................................................3-38
Establishing the Origin .........................................................3-39
Printing an image .................................................................3-40
Display of [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] ...........................3-46
Turning the power off ...........................................................3-49
CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Operation flow
Operation flow
The following shows a series of operations and settings, ranging from power-on to end of printing.
For details, refer to the appropriate page.
Turning the power on
p. 3-3
Adjusting the head gap
p. 3-5
Setting the media on the printer
p. 3-7
Operating the heaters
p. 3-22
Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles p. 3-29
3-2
Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.]
p. 3-34
Printing an image
p. 3-40
Turning the power off
p. 3-49
CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Turning the power on
Turning the power on
The printer is provided with the following two power switches.
Power switch
Main power switch
Front of the printer body
Rear of the printer body
Main power switch :
Located on the rear of the printer. Normally, leave this switch turned on.
If this switch is left turned off, nozzles in the heads may be clogged.
There may be a case where nozzles cannot be unclogged easily.
Power switch :
Located on the front of the printer. Normally, use this switch.
Press this switch once to turn on the power to the printer. Press it again to turn off the power.
Even when the power switch is off, the power is turned on periodically and the nozzle clogging preventive
function is activated.
„ When the main power switch is turned ON with the power switch set to OFF,
power to the printer is automatically turned ON.
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Turning the power on
Starting up the printer
„ Make sure that the front cover and maintenance covers are all closed. If any of
the covers is open, the printer does not start up properly.
STEPS:
1 Turn on the power to the printer.
Press the power switch located on the front of the printer once.
When the power is turned on, the LCD panel displays [BOOT] first and then displays the firmware version
number.
BOOT
∗Being Initialized∗
NOT POW-OFF !!
JV5-160
V ∗.∗∗
2 The message [PLEASE WAIT] appears flashing.
The printer performs initial operation.
∗Being Initialized∗
NOT POW-OFF !!
PLEASE WAIT
3 The printer enters the LOCAL mode.
If media has been set on the printer, the media select display appears.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
4 On making sure that the display shown below has appeared, turn on the power to the
computer that is connected to the printer.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
MEDIA SELECT
ROLL <
3-4
> LEAF
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Adjusting the head gap
Adjusting the head gap
Set the head gap (height from the media to the nozzle plane of the heads).
When the carriage is to move above the platen for printing or maintenance, it moves while keeping the head
gap at the preset value.
The upper limit of the head gap varies with media thickness.
Available setting values: [1.5 mm to 7.0 mm] (in units of 0.1 mm / Default : 1.5 mm)
„ This function performs only setting the head gap; this function does not move
the heads up and down.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
2 Select [SET UP] using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
FUNCTION
SET UP
<ENT>
Twice
3 Select [HEAD GAP] by pressing the [] key 14 times and press the [ENTER] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
14
times
[1]
MEDIA COMP.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
[1]
<ent>
HEAD GAP
<ent>
4 Input a value of the head gap using the [] or [] key and press the [ENTER] key.
INPUT RANGE
1.5 - 7.0mm
[1]HEAD GAP
GAP VALUE
: 2.0mm
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
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Adjusting the head gap
How to check the head gap
Check the head gap by the following procedure.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
2 Press the [ENTER] key twice.
The information of the current head status is displayed.
MEDIA WIDTH
Twice
1000mm
HEAD GAP
2.0 mm
MEDIA THICK
0.3 mm
3 Press the [END] key.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Setting the media on the printer
Setting the media on the printer
This printer can be used with roll media and cut sheet media. Use the media recommended by MIMAKI.
(Refer to “Sizes of media that can be used (p.1-17)” )
„ If a transparent media is set, the message [ERROR 50 MEDIA DETECT] is dis-
played and the media may not be detected.
„ If the media is exposed to direct sunshine, the media width may not be
detected correctly.
„ Do not use printed media; otherwise, ink can adhere to pinch rollers and thus
media may be stained or may not be detected.
„ Significantly or internally curled media must be straightened so that it will be
fed properly without floating above the platen.
„ Media may form an irregular surface because of the heat from the after-heater if
it is left set on the printer for a significant period of time. If printing is started on
the irregular surface of the media, the heads may rub on the media. Therefore,
if an irregular surface is found on the media, feed the media with the [] key
and set a new origin to avoid printing on the irregular surface.
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Setting the media on the printer
Changing the angular position of the drying fan
The angular position of the drying fan can be changed in two steps to meet the drying condition of the
media.
Change the position if necessary.
„ Set the media with both the covers of the printer body and front exhaust unit
open.
STEPS:
1 Loosen the upper knob screws at both sides of the drier fan.
2 Select a angle as setting.
3 Retighten the knobs.
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Setting the media on the printer
Setting roll media on the printer
The procedure for setting roll media on the printer is described below.
„ The roll media is heavy in weight. Take care not to drop it on your foot.
Also take care not to throw out your back.
„ Take care in operating the Clamp Lever.
If the Clamp Lever is handled carelessly, you can get injuried as a result of an
impact caused by the lowered Clamp Lever.
Installation procedure
1 Raise the clamp lever in the front of the printer.
Clamp lever
2 Loosen the screw securing the left roll holder, and determine the position of the roll
holder.
„ The inside diameter of the roll media core is 2 inches or 3 inches.
Roll holder securing screw
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Setting the media on the printer
3 Set the left end of the core of the roll media on the let roll holder.
Push the roll media onto the roll holder until the roll core is all the way seated.
„ The roll media can be set easily if you handle it while supporting it with the
media support bar.
Media support bar
4 Loosen the screw for the right roll holder, and insert the right roll holder into the core
of the roll media.
Make sure that the roll holder is in a proper position, and tighten the roll holder securing screw.
5 At the rear of the printer, unroll the roll media by such a length that the unrolled part
is long enough to reach the front end of the platen.
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Setting the media on the printer
6 Insert the unrolled part of the roll media between the platen and the pinch rollers and
pull the unrolled part until its leading edge is positioned on the front of the printer.
Pinch roller
Platen
7 Push down the clamp lever at the rear of the printer.
The clamp lever in the front is lowered to hold the media (for temporary setting).
Clamp lever
8 Open the front cover and pull up the clamp lever in the front of the printer.
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Setting the media on the printer
9 Pull out the roll media gently and then stop pulling when locked lightly.
10Pull the roll media from side to side evenly and push down the clamp lever.
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CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Setting the media on the printer
11Hold the medium with the media press gently.
„ Take care not to cut your finger with the media press.
„ Adjust the position of the roll holders so that the right end of the media on the
media encoder roller is positioned to the right of the right-end pinch roller.
„ When using a thick media, remove the media press from the media before
printing.
Rightmost pinch roller
Media press
Media end
Media encoder roller
12Set a free paper tube on the take-up device.
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Setting the media on the printer
13Adjust the level adjusters of the take-up device so that the bottom of each of them
rests on the floor and secure them by tightening the thumb screws.
14Close the front cover and press the [ENTER] key.
The printer performs initial operation and displays the screen for media selection.
15Press the [] key to select [ROLL].
After detecting the media, the printer returns to LOCAL mode. (Refer to “LOCAL mode (p.2-20)” )
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Setting the media on the printer
16Press the Jog key [] to feed the media up to the paper tube of the take-up device.
17Fix the media to the free paper tube with adhesive tape.
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Setting the media on the printer
When the media thickness cannot be detected
There may be a case where the media thickness cannot be detected properly depending on the media.
In such a case, the media thickness must be input manually.
STEPS:
1 An error is displayed, and the carriage returns to the station.
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THICKNESS DETECT
2 Input a value of the media thickness using the [] or [] key and press the [ENTER]
key.
Initial value: 0.1 mm; Input range: 0.1 mm to 1.0 mm
The thickness of the
media is inputted.
(range : 0.1 - 1.0 mm)
thickness = 0.1 mm
3 Press the [] key twice to select ROLL. (Press the [] key twice to select LEAF.)
The carriage moves and detects the media width.
Thickness detection is also performed here if the [END] key is pressed at step 2 above.
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MEDIA SELECT
ROLL <
> LEAF
When [MEDIA RESIDUAL] of [MAINTENANCE] function has been set to ON
STEPS:
1 Detection is completed, and the carriage returns to the station.
2 Input a value of the media length using the [] or [] key and press the [ENTER] key.
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Input of MediaLength
MEDIA LENGTH = 50 m
3 However, only press the [END] key when the value to be input is identical with the
previously input value.
Initial value: 50 m; Input range: 1 m to 500 m (in units of 1 m)
4 The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Setting the media on the printer
How to operate the take-up device
The take-up device is equipped with a switch that selects the direction in which the media is to be wound.
Torque limiter
Switch
Lever in top position (REVERSE)
The take-up device winds the media with the printed side facing in.
Lever in middle position (OFF)
The take-up device does not wind the media.
Lever in bottom position (FORWARD) The take-up device winds the media with the printed side facing out.
Setting the torque limiter
The take-up device is provided with a torque limiter.
The take-up torque can be adjusted with the torque limiter.
(The printer is shipped with the torque limiter set to 50% of the maximum torque.)
If the tension is too strong to use a thin sheet of media, lower the take-up torque with the torque limiter.
„ If the take-up torque is too low, the take-up device cannot wind the media prop-
erly.
If the take-up torque is too high, the sheet of media may slacken so that the
image quality can be affected.
Adjustment nut
Torque indicator
50% of maximum
torque
100% of maximum
torque
Increases torque
(For heavy and thick media, such as tarpaulin)
Decreases torque
Counterclockwise turn
(For light media)
Clockwise turn
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CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Setting the media on the printer
Setting cut sheet media on the printer
Unlike roll media, cut sheet media need not be retained with the roll holders.
„ When using cut sheet media, take care not to set it skew.
STEPS:
1 Open the front cover and raise the clamp lever.
2 Insert the cut sheet media between the platen and the pinch rollers.
Pinch roller
Platen
„ Set the media so that the right end of the media on the media encoder roller is
positioned to the right of the righ-end pinch roller.
Rightmost pinch roller
Media press
Media end
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Media encoder roller
CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Setting the media on the printer
3 Push down the clamp lever.
Clamp lever
4 Press the [] key to select [LEAF].
The printer performs initial operation and displays the screen for media selection.
5 Close the front cover and press the [ENTER] key.
After detecting the media, the printer returns to LOCAL mode. (Refer to “LOCAL mode (p.2-20)” )
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Selecting and checking printing conditions
Selecting and checking printing conditions
When the Type 1 to Type 4 printing conditions have already been registered, only selecting an appropriate
Type is required to switch between the settings to meet the desired printing.
How to select a user type
STEPS: (Setting by [FUNCTION] key)
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [SET UP] using the
[FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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FUNCTION
SET UP
<ENT>
2 Select an appropriate one of Type 1 to Type 4 using [] or [], and press the
[ENTER] key.
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SET UP
SET UP
SELECT
: TYPE 1
SELECT
: TYPE 2
STEPS: (Setting by [USER TYPE] key)
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [USER TYPE] key.
The user type can be changed in the order of 2 → 3 → 4 → 2... by pressing the [USER TYPE] key. It can also
be changed using the [] or [] key.
Press the [ENTER] key to return to LOCAL mode.
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USER TYPE CHANGE
TYPE (1) −> <2>
: ent
„ The number in the ( ) following Type represents the current type.
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Selecting and checking printing conditions
How to check the user type
The user type currently used for printing can be identified by such an indication as [L.1] or [R.1] that is
displayed in LOCAL mode or REMOTE mode.
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[LOCAL mode]
R. 1 >
[JV5-01]
∗∗.∗∗ m
[REMOTE mode]
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Operating the heaters
Operating the heaters
Turning on the power to the heaters
Press the [HEAT SW] key on the operation panel to turn on the power to the heaters.
The HEAT lamps are lit orange while the heaters are in heating operation, respectively.
The CONSTANT lamps light up green when the temperatures of the heaters reach the preset temperature,
respectively.
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Operating the heaters
Checking the preset temperature and setting a temperature during printing
This section describes how to adjust the heater temperatures which have already been set in FUNCTION
mode (Refer to “Setting the temperatures and standby time of heaters (p.6-31)” ).
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the Heater Switch is turned ON.
The HEAT lamps are lit orange while the heaters are in heating operation, respectively.
The CONSTANT lamps light up green when the temperatures of the heaters reach the preset temperature,
respectively.
Current temperature
(
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40
50
)
Temperature that has been set
Temperature to be set
2 Press the [HEATER] key.
Select the PRE-heater, PRINT heater and AFTER-heater one by one with the [] or [] key, and set temperature for each of them with the [] or [] key.
Temperature setting can be selected to OFF or in the range from 20 to 60 °C for Pre-heater and Print heater and
in the range from 20 to 70 °C for After-heater.
Pressing the [HEATER] key will restore the original display, and if 30 seconds have passed without any key
pressed, the printer goes into LOCAL mode or REMOTE mode.
(
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35°C
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40
50
)
3 Press the [END] key to return to LOCAL mode.
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The display shown below will be kept until the temperatures of all the heaters reach their respective preset levels.
When the temperatures of all the heaters have reached their respective preset levels, the buzzer sounds and the CONSTANT lamps for the Pre-heater, Print heater and After-heater light up. Then the printer enters REMOTE mode.
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TEMPERATURE CONTROL!
PLEASE WAIT
„ When printing is to be started before the preset temperatures are reached,
press the [ENTER] key to enter REMOTE mode.
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Operating the heaters
What is beading ?
Beading is a phenomenon that adjacent dots attracts each other and join. Beading causes speckled patterns
or stripes along printing passes (banding.)
Example of beading
The area in 100% magenta looks fine. Generally, the area in 70-100% single color is easily affected by the
unevenness of media feed rate. The print shown here, free from unevenness of color in the vicinity of
100% magenta area, signifies that media feeding has been adjusted properly.
Fine looking print
In the blue area (100% magenta + 100% cyan), however, speckled patterns and banding occur. This banding is a result of beading. If heater temperatures are low or the ink capacity (ink limit) of the media is low,
the first dot does not solidify before the second dot lands on the media. As a result, dots bond to each other
and unevenness or banding occurs.
In order to avoid beading, it is recommended to raise the heater temperatures, to raise the ink capacity (ink
limit) of the media, to adjust the ink volume per dot for the media, to increase the number of printing
passes and decrease the ink amount for one shot, and/or to gain time by scan wait.
Change media if none of the above-mentioned measures works to prevent beading.
Print with banding
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Operating the heaters
Temperature adjustment
This section describes the procedure for setting the heater temperatures properly. The proper heater temperatures depend on the media type and ambient temperature.
Set temperatures that are appropriate to the media. For non-coated media or media on which ink is slow to
dry, set the heater temperatures so that the ink fixing and drying characteristics will be improved.
Set the heater temperatures (p. 6-29)
Move the media
back and forth with
[] and [] keys.
Wait until the CONSTANT lamps light up.
Yes
Is media wrinkled?
No
Yes
Lower the heater
temperatures
Does media stick to platen?
No
Initially, set higher
temperatures
Correct the media feed rate (p. 3-34)
Test printing
Yes
Raise the heater
temperatures
Does beading occur?
No
END
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Operating the heaters
In case of heater trouble
When the Power Switch of the heaters is turned off, or if heaters have developed problem, the display turns
as shown below.
„ For recovery from trouble, refer to “Warning messages” of “CHAPTER 5 In
Case of Trouble”.
(Refer to “Warning messages (p.5-14)” )
Heater Power OFF
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BREAK
∗∗ °C
∗∗ °C
THERM
∗∗ °C
∗∗ °C
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Setting the reference value for dot misalignment correction
Setting the reference value for dot misalignment correction
[PG DROP ADJUST.]
Correct the difference in the ink fall points between outward trip and homeward trip.
Set the reference value for the automatic adjustment to be made when the head gap is changed.
Print eight types of test patterns, compare the ink fall points of outward trip and those of homeward trip and
adjust dot positions.
„ On completion of [PG DROP ADJUST.] during use of a roll media, the media
returns to the printing origin. Then the roll media in the rear of the printer will
slacken.
Before printing, take up the slack in the roll media by hand; a loose roll media
can result in an inferior image quality.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Select [MAINTENANCE] using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
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FUNCTION
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
3 Select [PG DROP ADJUST.] by pressing the [] key three times and press the
[ENTER] key.
4
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
PG DROP ADJUST.
<ent>
4 Once [PRINT START] is displayed, press the [ENTER] key.
The printer starts printing eight test patterns for adjustment.
The eight test patterns that are output are sequentially named [PATTERN 1] to [PATTERN 8].
PG DROP ADJUST.
PRINT START
PRINTING
: ent
PLEASE WAIT
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5 Press the
Setting the reference value for dot misalignment correction
[] or [] key to correct the dot position of pattern 1.
Select the correct dot position on [PATTERN 1] using the JOG key [] or [].
Select the dot position where the dots of outward trip and those of homeward trip form a straight line on the test
pattern.
Input COMP value.
-40.0 - +40.0
PG DROP ADJUST.
PATTERN1
= 0.0
Input range:
Patterns 1 to 8
-40.0 to 40.0
The dots at the fourth position counted
from the zero position in the positive
direction form a straight line.
In this case, the adjusted value is 4.0.
Output direction
6 Press the [ENTER] key.
7 Subsequently repeat Steps 5 and 6 seven times to make PG DROP ADJUSTMENT on
Pattern 2 to Pattern 8.
Select the correct dot position on each of the patterns.
Enter the adjusted values on Patterns 1 to 8 and then terminate PG DROP ADJUSTMENT.
Input COMP value.
-40.0 - +40.0
PG DROP ADJUST.
PATTERN2
= 0.0
Input range:
Patterns 1 to 8
-40.0 to 40.0
8 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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„ Dots may be slightly out of alignment even after [PG DROP ADJUST.] is made.
In such a case, perform [DROP.POScorrect] of [MAINTENANCE].
The procedure for [DROP.POScorrect] is the same as that for [PG DROP
ADJUST.], but the test patterns to be used are [Pattern 1] to [Pattern 4].
(See 3-36)
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Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles
Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles
Print a test pattern and check to see if there is no faulty print due to clogged nozzles.
If any, execute the cleaning function.
„ To print a test pattern on a cut sheet media, use a media whose size is not
smaller than 350 mm in width and 600 mm in length (dimension in the media
feed direction).
„ After test printing on a roll media, pressing the [REMOTE] or [FUNCTION] key
will return the media to the printing origin. Then the roll media in the rear of the
printer will slacken.
Before next printing, take up the slack in the roll media by hand; a loose roll
media can result in an inferior image quality.
Printing a test pattern (test printing)
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Press the [TEST DRAW] key, and press the [ENTER] key.
The printer starts printing the test pattern.
After performing test printing, the printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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∗∗ TEST DRAW ∗∗
TEST DRAW
<ENT>
3 Check the printed test pattern.
If there is any abnormality in the pattern, see “If the printed pattern is abnormal” (See 3-30).
No further operation is needed when there is no abnormality in the printed pattern.
Nozzles are dirty
Normal pattern
Clogged with ink
Abnormal pattern
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Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles
If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning)
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Press the [CLEANING] key.
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CLEANING
HEAD SELECT
: 12. 34
3 Select the heads to be cleaned using the [] and [] or [] and [] keys, and press
the [ENTER] key.
Select a set of Head 1 and Head 2 or Head 3 and Head 4.
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CLEANING
HEAD SELECT
: 12. 34
4 Select a cleaning method using the [] or [] key.
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CLEANING
TYPE
NORMAL
SOFT
HARD
3-30
: NORMAL
Type:
NORMAL
SOFT
HARD
Select this if any line is missing.
Select this if any line is bent.
Select this if inferior printing cannot be improved even by [NORMAL] or [SOFT] cleaning.
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Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles
5 Press the [ENTER] key.
Cleaning starts.
The second line of the lower LCD shows the progress of the operation as increase in the number of * marks .
On completion of cleaning, the printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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CLEANING ACTIVE
[JV5-01]
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
„ If there is a problem with the waste ink tank, the display will show either of the
following messages.
Follow the displayed instructions to restore the normal conditions.
No waste ink tank,
Replace a
or a tank is FULL.
waste ink tank.
<ENT>keyHIT is after
<ENT>keyHIT is after
theTANK set or exchg
the TANK exchange.
6 Perform test printing again, and check the result. (See 3-29)
Repeat steps 1 to 5 until normal printing result is obtained.
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∗∗ TEST DRAW ∗∗
TEST DRAW
<ENT>
„ If a normal print of the test pattern cannot be obtained even after executing the
cleaning function above, clean the wiper and ink caps. (Refer to “Cleaning the
wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT] (p.4-7)” )
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Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles
If nozzles cannot be unclogged [FILL UP INK]
Execute the [FILL UP INK] function when the blocked nozzles are not unclogged even by executing head
cleaning (See 3-30) and nozzle washing (Refer to “Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH] (p.410)” ).
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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35°C
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FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [HD.MAINTENANCE] by pressing the [] key Twice and press the [ENTER]
key.
Twice
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
HD.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
3 Press the [ENTER] key, select the heads to be cleaned using the [], [],
[] or []
key, and press the [ENTER] key.
Select a set of Heads 1 and 2 or Heads 3 and 4.
Choose a head
to fill.
HD.MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
FILL UP INK
<ent>
HEAD SELECT
: 12. 34
„ If there is a problem with the waste ink tank, the display will show either of the
following messages.
Follow the displayed instructions to restore the normal conditions.
No waste ink tank,
Replace a
or a tank is FULL.
waste ink tank.
<ENT>keyHIT is after
<ENT>keyHIT is after
theTANK set or exchg
the TANK exchange.
4 Press the [ENTER] key.
Ink filling is started automatically.
On completion of ink filling, the printer returns to the following display.
FILLING UP NOW.
PLEASE WAIT
FILL UP INK
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
3-32
HD.MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
<ent>
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Checking for nozzle clogging, and unclogging nozzles
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.]
Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.]
The media feed rate changes when the media type or any heater temperature is changed, or depending on
whether the take-up device is used or not. Be sure to correct the media feed rate.
If the correction value is not appropriate, stripes may appear on the print, thus resulting in a poor print.
„ When any heater temperature is changed, first make sure that the CONSTANT
lamps are lit and the preset temperatures have been reached, and then start
correction.
„ On completion of [MEDIA COMP.] during use of a roll media, the media returns
to the printing origin. Then the roll media in the rear of the printer will slacken.
Before printing, take up the slack in the roll media by hand; a loose roll media
can result in an inferior image quality.
„ When printing is to be performed while using the take-up device, set the media
first and then perform [MEDIA COMP.].
CORRECTION PATTERN
Print two bands.
Adjust so that an even color density is obtained around the boundary between the two bands. (Available
setting values : -255 - 255)
Second band
Media advance direction
First band
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Press the [FEED COMP.] key, select a Type using the [] or [] key, and press the
[ENTER] key.
The printer will print the pattern.
Pattern drawing and
input of Comp.value.
[1]MEDIA COMP.
PRINT START
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Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.]
3 By judging from the output pattern, enter a correction value using the [] or [] key.
„ A change of the value of [VALUE] by 6 will move the band by about 0.01 mm.
Remember this when determining the correction value.
About 0.01mm changes
with 6.
[1]MEDIA COMP.
VALUE
Correction value:
-255 ~ 255
=0
Clearance
Overlap
Correction value is too large
Correction value is too small
4 Press the [ENTER] key to register the correction value.
About 0.01mm changes
with 6.
[1]MEDIA COMP.
VALUE
=0
Repeat steps 2 to 4 until normal printing result is obtained.
5 Press the [END] key several times to return to LOCAL mode.
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If dots are not in alignment [DROP.POScorrect]
If dots are not in alignment [DROP.POScorrect]
Dots may be slightly out of alignment even after [PG DROP ADJUST.] is made. In this case, execute
[DROP.POScorrect] to correct the dot position. [DROP.POScorrect] corrects the difference in the ink fall
points between outward trip and homeward trip.
Correct the difference in the ink fall points between outward trip and homeward trip.
When the head gap is changed, dot positions are adjusted automatically. However, there may be a case where
dots are slightly out of alignment. Dot positions can be adjusted manually to get proper printing result.
Print four types of test patterns, compare the ink fall points of outward trip and those of homeward trip and
correct dot positions.
„ On completion of [DROP.POScorrect] during use of a roll media, the media
returns to the printing origin. Then the roll media in the rear of the printer will
slacken.
Before printing, take up the slack in the roll media by hand; a loose roll media
can result in an inferior image quality.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Select [MAINTENANCE] using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
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<ENT>
3 Select [DROP.POScorrect] by pressing the [] key three times and press the
[ENTER] key.
3
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
DROP.POScorrect
4 Once [PRINT START] is displayed, press the [ENTER] key.
<ent>
The printer starts printing four test patterns for dot position correction. The four test patterns that are output are
sequentially named [PATTERN 1] to [PATTERN 4].
DROP.POScorrect
PRINT START
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5 Press the
If dots are not in alignment [DROP.POScorrect]
[] or [] key to correct the dot position of pattern 1.
Select the correct dot position on [PATTERN 1] using the JOG key [] or [].
Select the dot position where the dots of outward trip and those of homeward trip form a straight line on the test
pattern.
Input COMP value.
-40.0 - +40.0
DROP.POScorrect
PATTERN1
= 0.0
Input range:
Patterns 1 to 4
-40.0 to 40.0
The dots at the fourth position counted
from the zero position in the positive
direction form a straight line.
In this case, the dot position correction
value is 4.0.
Output direction
„ If no correction value for straight line pattern is found within the range from -40
to +40, adjust the head height and then execute the [DROP.POScorrect] function again.
6 Press the [ENTER] key.
7 Subsequently repeat Steps 5 and 6 three times to correct the dot positions on Pattern
2 to Pattern 4.
Select the correct dot position on each of the patterns.
Enter the dot position correction values on Patterns 1 to 4 and then terminate dot position correction.
Input COMP value.
-40.0 - +40.0
DROP.POScorrect
PATTERN2
= 0.0
Input range:
Patterns 1 to 4
-40.0 to 40.0
8 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Effective Plotting Area
Effective Plotting Area
The printer has an area where printing is not permitted, for mechanical reasons.
This area is called “non-printing area”.
0 mm
15 mm
Effective
printing area
200 mm
15 mm 15 mm
Effective
printing area
15 mm
Media feeding
direction
150 mm *1
Roll media
150 mm
Cut sheet media
„ The initial value of the right and left non-printing area of media is 15 mm each.
The effective printing area can be changed by changing the non-printing area.
Set the non-printing area using [MARGIN] in FUNCTION mode.
*1 When [DIRECT] has been selected as FEED METHOD, a maximum of 127 mm is added.
Margin
This function adjusts the right and left margins of the media.
Use this function when margines other than 15 mm, which is the standard margin, are required.
Each of the right and left margins of the media can be set independently. (-10 to 85 mm)
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Establishing the Origin
Establishing the Origin
Establish the origin for printing the data on the media loaded on the printer.
When printing requires an area other than that defined by the established origin, set the origin at another point
by following the origin setting procedure again.
STEPS:
1 Once the media detection is completed, move the carriage and media using the JOG
keys [], [], [] and [] so that the carriage is located at the position where the
origin is to be established.
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width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
0.0
−−−−
Origin
(Length)
Origin
(Width)
2 After determining the origin, press the [ENTER] key.
The printer displays the effective printing area, and then returns to LOCAL mode. (When the roll media is used,
the value in X direction is not displayed.)
From the time the printer starts next printing, it uses the origin that has been established here unless the origin
is newly established at another point.
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Typical setting position of printing origin
The printing origin in the depth direction (X’) is positioned at about 140 mm rearward from the cutting
line.
The printing origin in the scanning direction (Y’) is positioned at 15 mm from the right end of the media.
The value in the scanning direction (Y’) can be changed using [MARGIN] in FUNCTION mode.
15 mm
(Y’)
Cutting line
About
140 mm
(X’)
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Printing an image
Printing an image
Starting the printing operation
The following describes mode switching for receiving data from the computer and indications on the
LCDs during printing.
For settings for various functions, refer to “Chapter 6 Operation for Functions”.
„ Before printing on a roll media, make sure that the roll media in the rear of the
printer is not slackened.
Before printing, be sure to take up the slack, if any, in the roll media by hand; a
loose roll media can result in an inferior image quality.
„ Provide the following information when you consult MIMAKI’s service center
on problems about printing.
When printing is started, the LCDs display the following information.
Printing resolution
Media feed correction during printing
can be expressed in numerals
Number of passes
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Number of layers
The display indicating that data is being
received is alternated with the normal display.
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Scanning speed: x1=Standard speed
x2=Double speed
Data type : Vd=Variable data
Nd=Normal data
Scan direction: Ud=Unidirectional
Bd=Bidirectional
CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Printing an image
STEPS:
1 Check the heater temperatures.
Make sure that the CONSTANT lamps on the heater panel are lit. (See 3-22)
2 Press the [REMOTE] key.
The printer enters REMOTE mode.
The currently selected type (printing conditions) can be confirmed. (Refer to “Registering printing conditions in a lump (type registration) (p.6-3)” )
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3 Transmit the data from the computer.
The printing conditions that have been set for the data are displayed.
For the method of data transmission, refer to the instruction manual for the output software.
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∗∗.∗∗ m
4 The printer start printing.
During printing, the length of the printed part of the media is displayed.
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Printing an image
Interrupting the printing operation
To interrupt the printing operation, stop the carriage by pressing the [REMOTE] key and erase the received
data from the printer.
The next time the printer enters REMOTE mode, it would start printing with the data that was interrupted
if the data has not been erased.
STEPS:
1 Press the [REMOTE] key to stop the printing operation.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
If data is being transmitted from the computer to the printer, stop the data transmission.
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2 Press the [DATA CLEAR] key.
The data that has been received is erased.
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∗ ∗ DATA CLEAR ∗ ∗
DATA CLEAR
<ENT>
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Printing an image
Cutting the media after completion of printing
After completion of printing, cut the media at any desired position without using the [AUTO CUT] function.
„ Do not turn off the main power switch at the rear of the printer even after com-
pletion of printing. If the main power switch is turned off, nozzles may be
clogged.
„ When the current head height is 4.0 mm or more, media cutting cannot be performed.
Head height is equal to [head gap] + [thickness of media]. (See 3-5)
„ With [AUTO CUT] function turned on, the printer automatically cuts the media
every completion of printing each image. (Refer to “AUTO CUT (p.6-9)” )
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Press a JOG key the appropriate number of times until the display turns as shown
below, and then press the [FUNCTION] key.
Any of the JOG keys can be used.
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ORIGIN SET UP
0.0
MEDIA CUT
−−−−
<ENT>
3 Press the [ENTER] key.
The printer cuts the media.
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MEDIA CUT
MEDIA CUTTING
<ENT>
PLEASE WAIT
4 The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
The printer restores the same status as before entering printing mode.
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Printing an image
Automatic cleaning
Setting can be made to select whether or not to clean the heads automatically during printing.
Reliable output results are always ensured if the heads are always kept clean.
The first cleaning is performed immediately before the first printing after the printer is started. Then subsequent cleaning is performed every printing on the specified length of media.
When five copies of an image 80 cm
long are printed in series, cleaning is
repeated before printing each of the
1st, 3rd, and 5th copies.
Print length: 1.6 m Cleaning (3rd time)
Print length: 0.8 m No cleaning
Print length: 1.6 m Cleaning (2nd time)
Print length: 0.8 m No cleaning
Print length: 0.0 m Cleaning (1st time)
When operation interval is 1000 mm (example)
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Select [SET UP] using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
When the following display is shown, press the [ENTER] key.
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FUNCTION
SET UP
SET UP
<ENT>
SELECT
: TYPE 1
3 Select [AUTO CLEANING] by pressing the [] key 13 times and press the [ENTER]
key.
When [AUTO CLEANING] is to be set to ON, select ON using the [] or [] key and confirm the selection
by pressing the [ENTER] key.
13
times
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= [ENTER]
= [FUNC.]
[1]AUTO CLEANING
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CHAPTER 3 Print Output
Printing an image
4 Press the [FUNCTION] key.
CLEANING INTERVAL
10 - 10000mm
INTERVAL
: TYPE
1000mm
: NORMAL
5 At this point, either of [CLEANING INTERVAL] and [CLEANING TYPE] can be selected
by pressing the [] or [] key.
CLEANING INTERVAL
CLEANING TYPE
10 - 10000mm
SOFT / NORMAL / HARD
INTERVAL
: TYPE
INTERVAL
: TYPE
1000mm
: NORMAL
1000mm
: NORMAL
6 Set the value of [CLEANING INTERVAL] using the [] or [] key. Change the display
by pressing the [] or [] key, select a type on the [CLEANING TYPE] display using
the [] or [] key, and press the [ENTER] key.
The initial value of [CLEANING INTERVAL] is 1000 mm.
[CLEANING TYPE] : SOFT, NORMAL, HARD
CLEANING INTERVAL
CLEANING TYPE
10 - 10000mm
SOFT / NORMAL / HARD
INTERVAL
: TYPE
INTERVAL
: TYPE
1000mm
: NORMAL
1000mm
: NORMAL
7 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Display of [INK NEAR END] or [INK END]
Display of [INK NEAR END] or [INK END]
A message appears when one of the two ink cartridges in a set is completely empty and the other is nearly
empty.
Once the [INK NEAR END] message appears, printing can be continued but the ink may run out during printing.
Immediately replace the relevant ink cartridge with a new one.
„ Once the red one of Cartridge LEDs starts flashing or [NEAR END] is indicated
on the LCD, replace the ink cartridge without delay.
Never remove any cartridge if there is no cartridge to be installed in place of the
cartridge to be removed. If any cartridge is kept removed without another one
installed instead of the removed one, the ink supply path will dry, thus resulting
in a malfunction of the printer. If ten minutes have passed with any cartridge
removed and without another one installed, the printer will warn the operator
by sounding the warning buzzer.
Before starting continuous printing, be sure to check the ink level for adequacy.
The printer will stop printing if ink runs out during printing. In such a case,
replacing an ink cartridge with a new one may result in a change in color.
Indication of remaining amount of ink for each cartridge
Pressing the [ENTER] key in REMOTE mode or LOCAL mode will display the remaining amount of ink.
When an ink-related error has occurred, pressing the [INFORMATION] key will display the warning concerning the current supply cartridge. (Refer to “Function Flowchart [LOCAL mode] (p.6-40)” )
See info. when you
hit a <INFOR.> key.
INK NEAR END: displayed when a color of ink has been nearly used up.
The display indicates the color of ink that has been nearly used up.
The display shown below indicates that the black ink has been nearly used up.
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−−−− −−KK −−−− −−−−
[INK NEAR END]
INK END: displayed when a color of ink has been completely used up.
The display indicates the color of ink that has been completely used up.
The display below indicates that the magenta ink has been completely used up.
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[INK END]
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Display of [INK NEAR END] or [INK END]
STEPS FOR REPLACEMENT
„ When a cartridge LED (red) is lit or flashing, replace the cartridge immediately.
Never remove any cartridge if there is no cartridge to be installed in place of the
cartridge to be removed. If any cartridge is kept removed without another one
installed instead of the removed one, the ink supply path will dry, thus resulting
in a malfunction of the printer. If ten minutes have passed with any cartridge
removed and without another one installed, the printer will warn the operator
by sounding the warning buzzer.
The replacement procedure described below is applied to a case where an error
has occurred in both cartridges.
1 A message [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] appears during printing.
Once [INK NEAR END] appears, the printer returns to LOCAL mode and stops operation every completion of
printing a single image.
Go to Step 2 after a stop of printing.
Once [INK END] appears, printing cannot be continued.
When replacement of a cartridge is required during printing, replace the cartridge for which the cartridge LED
(red) is lit or flashing. Take care not to remove the cartridge for which the cartridge LED (green) is lit; removing it would discontinue printing.
R. 1 >
[JV5-01]
INK NEAR END
MCYKKYCM
[INK NEAR END]
R. 1 >
[JV5-01]
INK END
MCYKKYCM
[INK END]
2 Replace the ink cartridge with a new one.
Pull out the ink cartridge of the indicated color and then set a new ink cartridge.
3 Set the printer in REMOTE mode.
Printing of the remaining images can be resumed.
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Display of [INK NEAR END] or [INK END]
Display ink information
The remaining amount of ink can be checked.
STEPS:
1 Press the [ENTER] key while the printer is in REMOTE mode.
The remaining amount of ink is displayed in nine steps using numbers 1 to 9. “1” indicates that only a little
amount of ink is remaining. The higher the number, the more the remaining amount of ink. Also you can check
the ink type currently used.
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HS-INK
YCMKKMCY
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REMAIN
34567899
2 Press the [ENTER] key.
The printer returns to REMOTE mode.
„ The ink remaining amount indication “ 1 ” does not mean INK NEAR END.
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Turning the power off
Turning the power off
After completing all desired operations with the printer, press the power switch on the front of the printer to
turn the power off.
Before turning the power off, make sure that the printer is not receiving any data from the computer and that
the printer has no data that has not been output yet.
Also make sure that the heads are located at the capping station.
„ Do not turn off the main power switch on the rear face. The power is turned on
periodically and the nozzle clogging preventive function is activated. (Flushing
function)
„ If the main power switch is left turned off for an extended period of time, nozzles will be clogged. In such a case, the printer must be repaired by MIMAKI’s
service engineer.
„ Keep the front cover and maintenance covers all closed. If any of the covers is
open, the nozzle clogging preventive function will not be activated.
„ At turning off the power switch, the exhaust fan of the printer also stops. For
ventilation, do not turn off the power switch immediately after printing.
„ If the power to the printer was turned off without the heads capped, turn the
power on again. The heads will return to the capping station, where they will be
capped and prevented from drying.
If the power is turned off while the printer is engaged in printing, the heads may
fail to be retracted in the capping station. If the heads are left without capped
for an extended period of time, nozzles may be clogged.
STEPS:
1 Press the power switch on the front.
The lamp of the power switch goes out.
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Turning the power off
CHAPTER 4
Daily Maintenance
This chapter describes the recovery procedure for ink clogging and the cleaning procedure for each section.
Routine Maintenance ............................................................................................................4-2
Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT] .............................................................4-7
Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH] ................................................................................4-10
Cleaning the ink discharge passage [DISWAY WASH] .......................................................4-13
When the operation of the printer is to be suspended for a long time [CUSTODY WASH] .4-15
Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH] ........................................................................4-19
PUMP tube cleaning ............................................................................................................4-22
Wiper cleaning .....................................................................................................................4-24
Cleaning the heads and their surrounding parts ..................................................................4-27
Preventing nozzle clogging while power is off [SLEEP SET UP] ........................................4-30
Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP] ..................................4-33
Other maintenance functions ..............................................................................................4-39
When the waste ink tank is full ............................................................................................4-41
Replacing the wiper [WIPER EXCHANGE] .........................................................................4-43
Replacing the cutter blade ...................................................................................................4-45
CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
Routine Maintenance
Routine Maintenance
Be sure to perform maintenance of the printer periodically or whenever necessary so that the printer can be
used with its inherent accuracy for a long time.
Precautions in cleaning
Icon
Meaning
When using the cleaning solution, be sure to wear the supplied protective glasses.
The ink contains an organic solvent. When performing cleaning, be sure to wear gloves so that no ink will
come in contact with your skin.
Never disassemble the printer. Disassembling it can result in electric shock hazards or damage to the
machine.
Before starting maintenance work, be sure to turn off the power switch and unplug the power cable; otherwise, an unexpected accident may occur.
Prevent moisture from entering the printer. Moisture inside the printer can cause electric shock hazards or
damage to the machine.
To ensure reliable ink jetting, it is necessary to have the printer perform ejection of a fine amount of ink
(flushing) periodically while printing (output) is suspended for an extended period of time.
When printing is to be suspended for a long time, turn off only the power switch in the front of the printer;
leave the main power switch at the rear of the printer turned ON (in the position of | ) and leave the power
cable connected.
If organic solvent ink is mixed with water or alcohol, coagulation occurs.
Do not wipe the nozzle face of the heads, the wiper or caps with water or alcohol. Doing so can cause nozzle clogging or printer failure.
Do not use benzine, thinner, or any chemical agent containing abrasives. Such materials can deteriorate or
deform the surface of covers.
Do not apply lubricating oil or the like to any part inside the printer. Doing so can cause printing failure.
Be careful not to allow the cleaning solution or ink to adhere to covers, as this may cause deterioration or
discoloring of the surface of covers.
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Routine Maintenance
Notes on cleaning solution
Use the cleaning liquid dedicated for the ink being used.
ES3 INK
Cleaning solution MS2/ES3/HS kit 100 (SPC-0369)
HS INK
Cleaning exterior surfaces
If exterior surfaces of the printer is stained, dampen a soft cloth with water or a neutral detergent diluted
with water, squeeze it and wipe the surfaces with the cloth.
Cleaning the platen
The platen may be stained with lint or paper dust produced by media cutting.
Brush or wipe dust from the platen with a soft brush, a dry cloth or paper towel.
If it is stained with ink, wipe it off with a paper towel containing a little amount of the cleaning solution.
When cleaning the platen, remember that dust and dirt can accumulate easily in the groove for the media
press and the groove (cutter line) for media cutting.
„ Before starting to clean the platen, make sure that the platen has cooled ade-
quately.
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Routine Maintenance
Cleaning the media sensor
Using a cotton swab, clean the surface of the sensor of dust and dirt.
Cleaning the media press
If media chips and dust accumulate between the media press and platen, there may be a case where media
cannot be fed normally or chips or dust may adhere to nozzles, thus disturbing normal printing. To avoid
such trouble, be sure to perform cleaning frequently.
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Routine Maintenance
Opening a maintenance cover
Remove a maintenance cover to clean the inside of the printer. It is necessary to remove the appropriate
one of the right and left maintenance cover, depending on the part to be cleaned. Remove one of the maintenance covers by the following procedure.
„ After removing the maintenance cover, take care not to touch the reading sur-
face of the linear encoder scale. In addition, take care that the reading surface
is not soiled or scratched.
„ The print quality may be degraded if skin grease adheres to the wiper. Do not
touch wiper with your bare hand.
Wiper
Linear encoder scale
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Routine Maintenance
STEPS:
1 Remove the top two screws for the maintenance cover.
2 With the shaft of the frame as the fulcrum, turn over the maintenance cover toward
the front so that it is placed in the vertical position.
3 Pull out the maintenance cover upward.
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Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT]
Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT]
The ink caps prevent the nozzles in the heads from drying and thus being clogged.
The wiper wipes off the ink adhering to nozzles.
As the printer is used, the wiper and ink caps gradually become stained with ink and dust.
If nozzle missing cannot be corrected even after executing the CLEANING function (Refer to “If the
printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” ) , use the supplied cleaning kit.
The cleaning kit contains the following items. Do not use alcohol or water.
cleaning solution (SPC-0369)
Dropper
Cotton swab
Gloves
You are recommend to perform cleaning frequently in order to maintain a high image quality and keep the
printer in good condition.
„ When cleaning the ink station or heads, be sure to wear the supplied goggle
and gloves. If you do not use the goggle, you may get ink in your eyes.
„ Do not move the carriage out of the capping station by hand.
Follow the following procedure to move the carriage.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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2 Press the [ST.MAINT] key and press the [ENTER] key.
When [CARRIAGE OUT] is displayed, press the [ENTER] key. Then the carriage moves to above the platen.
ST.MAINTENANCE
CARRIAGE OUT
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Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT]
3 Open the right maintenance cover.
4 Pull out the wiper by holding the projections at both ends.
5 Remove the ink from the wiper and the bracket using a cotton swab dampened with
the cleaning solution.
„ Replace the wiper with a new one if it is badly soiled or curled. To replace the
wiper, terminate the work instructed here first and then follow the wiper
replacement procedure. (See 4-43)
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Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT]
6 After cleaning the wiper, install it in position by holding the projections at both ends.
7 Wipe off ink or dirt adhering to the rubbers of the caps and the wiper cover using a
cotton swab dampened with the cleaning solution.
Be careful not to leave lint of the cotton swab. Lint may cause printing failure.
Ink cap
8 Close the maintenance cover, and press the [ENTER] key.
After performing the initial operation, the printer returns to LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
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COMPLETED
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Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH]
Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH]
Perform cleaning of the nozzles in the heads to prevent them being clogged with coagulated ink.
„ Be sure to wear the supplied goggle and gloves.
The ink contains an organic solvent. If ink settles on your skin, immediately
wash it off with water. If you get ink in your eyes, immediately wash your eyes
with a lot of clean water for at least 15 minutes. In doing so, also wash the backside of eyelids to rinse ink away completely. Then, consult a doctor as soon as
possible.
„ If nozzle clogging cannot be corrected even after repeating the cleaning proce-
dure described here several times, execute the [FILL UP INK] (Refer to “If nozzles cannot be unclogged [FILL UP INK] (p.3-32)” ) , [DISCHARGE&WASH]
(Refer to “[DISCHARGE&WASH] (p.5-6)” ) functions. If the remedies instructed
here do not work, contact your dealer or an office of MIMAKI.
„ If both of the two cartridges in a set are in [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] status,
the nozzle cleaning function (ink suction) is not activated. Replace the cartridges that are in [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] status with ones containing a
sufficient amount of ink.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Select [NOZZLE WASH] by pressing the [] key twice and press the [ENTER] key.
The carriage will come out of the capping station.
Twice
ST.MAINTENANCE
NOZZLE WASH
3 Open the right maintenance cover.
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Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH]
4 Pull out the wiper by holding the projections at both ends.
5 Remove the ink from the wiper, bracket and the vicinity of the wiper insertion hole
using a cotton swab dampened with the cleaning solution.
„ Replace the wiper with a new one if it is badly soiled or curled. To replace the
wiper, terminate the work instructed here first and then follow the wiper
replacement procedure. (See 4-43)
6 After cleaning the wiper, install it in position by holding the projections at both ends.
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Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH]
7 Press the [ENTER] key.
Clean a wiper and
bracket.
WIPER CLEANING
COMPLETED(NEXT)
: ent
8 Fill the caps with the cleaning solution using a dropper.
Ink cap
9 Close the maintenance cover and press the [ENTER] key.
Fill a cap with
washing liquid fully
Fill the liquid.
COMPLETED(NEXT)
: ent
10Set the time to wait using the [] or [] key.
Normally set 1 minute.
Input leaving time.
Input range:
1 to 99 minutes
(In steps of 1 minute)
1 - 99 min
ST.MAINTENANCE
LEAVING TIME
: 1 min
11Press the [ENTER] key.
The carriage returns to the station. The nozzles are capped and the display shown below continues for the set
waiting time during which suction of cleaning liquid and cleaning are performed.
On the lapse of the set waiting time, the printer performs the initial operation and returns to LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
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Cleaning the ink discharge passage [DISWAY WASH]
Cleaning the ink discharge passage [DISWAY WASH]
Use this function when the [PUMP TUBE WASH] function cannot be used.
There may be a chance that the ink discharge passage can be clogged with coagulated ink. To avoid clogging,
clean the ink discharge passage once a week.
„ Be sure to wear the supplied goggle and gloves.
„ The ink contains an organic solvent. If ink settles on your skin, immediately
wash it off with water. If you get ink in your eyes, immediately wash your eyes
with a lot of clean water for at least 15 minutes. In doing so, also wash the backside of eyelids to rinse ink away completely. Then, consult a doctor as soon as
possible.
„ Do not move the carriage out of the capping station by hand. Select the
[ST.MAINTENANCE] function to move the carriage.
„ First make sure that the pump is not clogged. If the pump is clogged, the cleaning function does not work normally. When the [DISWAY WASH] function is executed, there may be a case where the cleaning liquid keeps staying in the caps
without flowing out. In such a case, the pump may be clogged. If the pump is
clogged, contact your dealer or a sales office of MIMAKI.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Select [DISWAY WASH] by pressing the [] key three times and press the [ENTER]
key.
The carriage will come out of the capping station.
Idle suction is performed in cycles of 5-second suction followed by 10-second pause.
3
times
ST.MAINTENANCE
DISWAY WASH
<ent>
„ If there is a problem with the waste ink tank, the display will show either of the
following messages.
Follow the displayed instructions to restore the normal conditions.
No waste ink tank,
or a tank is FULL.
Replace a
waste ink tank.
<ENT>keyHIT is after
<ENT>keyHIT is after
theTANK set or exchg
the TANK exchange.
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Cleaning the ink discharge passage [DISWAY WASH]
3 Open the right maintenance cover.
4 Take the cleaning solution into the dropper.
During a pause of idle suction, drop cleaning liquid into a cap until just before it starts overflowing from the
cap.
Repeat dropping the cleaning liquid into each of the other caps the same way.
Ink cap
5 Close the maintenance cover and press the [ENTER] key.
Fill a cal while
absorption stops.
ST.MAINTENANCE
COMPLETED
: ent
6 The printer performs idle suction for 30 seconds, and after initial operation, returns to
LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
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When the operation of the printer is to be suspended for a long
time [CUSTODY WASH]
When the operation of the printer is to be suspended for a week or more, use the [CUSTODY WASH] function to clean the nozzles in the heads and the ink discharge passage.
After the cleaning, store the printer properly.
„ Be sure to wear the supplied goggle and gloves.
„ The ink contains an organic solvent. If ink settles on your skin, immediately
wash it off with water. If you get ink in your eyes, immediately wash your eyes
with a lot of clean water for at least 15 minutes. In doing so, also wash the backside of eyelids to rinse ink away completely. Then, consult a doctor as soon as
possible.
„ If there are cartridges that are in [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] status, the noz-
zle cleaning function (ink suction) is not activated. Replace the cartridges that
are in [INK NEAR END] or [INK END] status with ones containing a sufficient
amount of ink.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Select [CUSTODY WASH] by pressing the [] key four times and press the [ENTER]
key.
The carriage will come out of the capping station.
4
times
ST.MAINTENANCE
CUSTODY WASH
<ent>
3 Open the right maintenance cover.
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4 Pull out the wiper by holding the projections at both ends.
5 Remove the ink from the wiper and the bracket using a cotton swab dampened with
the cleaning solution.
„ Replace the wiper with a new one if it is badly soiled or curled. To replace the
wiper, terminate the work instructed here first and then follow the wiper
replacement procedure.(See 4-43)
6 After cleaning the wiper, install it in position by holding the projections at both ends.
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7 Press the [ENTER] key.
Clean a wiper and
bracket.
WIPER CLEANING
COMPLETED(NEXT)
: ent
8 Fill the caps with the cleaning solution using a dropper.
Ink cap
9 Close the maintenance cover and press the [ENTER] key.
Fill a cap with
washing liquid fully
Fill the liquid.
COMPLETED(NEXT)
: ent
10Set the time to wait using the [] or [] key.
Normally set 1 minute.
Input leaving time.
1 - 99 min
ST.MAINTENANCE
LEAVING TIME
: 1 min
Input range:
1 to 99 minutes
(In steps of 1 minute)
11Press the [ENTER] key.
Perform the nozzle cleaning.
On completion of the nozzle cleaning, the carriage moves to above the platen.
∗Being Initialized∗
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12Open the maintenance cover, and fill the caps with the cleaning solution using a
dropper.
Since the printer performs idle suction operation intermittently, repeat this work several times to clean the ink
discharge passage. Perform this operation with all the caps.
Ink cap
13Close the maintenance cover and press the [ENTER] key.
The heads return to the station and after performing the initial operation, the printer returns to LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
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CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH]
Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH]
Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH] or [Wiper cleaning] function, the tubes must be filled with the
cleaning solution.
Filling the tubes with the cleaning solution [MaintWashLiquid]
Supply and discharge the cleaning liquid for the wiper and pump tubes.
„ If there is a problem with the waste ink tank, the display will show either of the
following messages.
Follow the displayed instructions to restore the normal conditions.
No waste ink tank,
Replace a
or a tank is FULL.
waste ink tank.
<ENT>keyHIT is after
<ENT>keyHIT is after
theTANK set or exchg
the TANK exchange.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
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MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [HD.MAINTENANCE] by pressing the [] key twice and press the [ENTER] key.
Twice
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
HD.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
3 Select [MaintWashLiquid] by pressing the [] key once and press the [ENTER] key.
Twice
HD.MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
HD.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
MaintWashLiquid
<ent>
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Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH]
4 At this point, either of [FILLING UP] and [DISCHARGE] can be selected by pressing
the [] or [] key.
MaintWashLiquid
FILLING UP
MaintWashLiquid
<ent>
DISCHARGE
To step 5
<ent>
To step 10
5 Press the [ENTER] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and supply the cleaning
solution.
Once the cartridge is installed, the supply of the cleaning liquid will start.
Cleaning liquid is drawn up and the tubes are filled with the cleaning liquid.
Go to step 6 when the cleaning liquid is to be supplied for the first time or to step 8 when it is to be supplied
after the discharge of the old cleaning liquid.
Remove a wash liquid
Remove a filling
cartridge.
up cartridge.
There is a CARTRIDGE
There is a CARTRIDGE
Supply for the first time
Supply after discharge
6 Set a filling liquid cartridge according to the instruction on the display.
Remove a wash liquid
Set a filling up
cartridge.
cartridge.
There is a CARTRIDGE
CARTRIDGE : none
„ Either of the following displays will appear if a problem with the filling liquid
cartridge is detected.
Set a filling up
Set a filling up
cartridge.
cartridge.
CARTRIDGE : END
CARTRIDGE : WRONG
7 The cleaning solution is supplied.
FILLING UP NOW.
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
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Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH]
8 Set a cleaning liquid cartridge according to the instruction on the display.
Remove a filling
Set a washing
up cartridge.
liquid cartridge.
There is a CARTRIDGE
CARTRIDGE : none
„ Either of the following displays will appear if a problem with the cleaning liquid
cartridge is detected.
Set a washing
Set a washing
liquid cartridge.
liquid cartridge.
CARTRIDGE : END
CARTRIDGE : WRONG
9 The cleaning solution is supplied.
FILLING UP NOW.
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
10The cleaning solution is discharged.
Remove a maint.wash.
It'sBeingDischarged.
liquid cartridge.
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
There is a CARTRIDGE
11Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
PUMP tube cleaning
PUMP tube cleaning
Wash the two ink suction pumps of the four pumps installed in this printer.
By driving the cleaning liquid suction pump, wash the ink caps, ink exhaust passages, and the inside of the
tubes of the ink suction pumps.
Washing will not be started if the cleaning liquid has not been supplied or if a warning is generated for the
cleaning liquid cartridge or waste ink tank.
„ Into the cleaning liquid cartridge slot, do not insert any cartridge other than the
cleaning solution cartridge.
„ Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH] function, the tubes must be filled
with the cleaning solution. For how to fill the tubes with the cleaning solution,
refer to Chapter 4 “Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH]” (See 4-19) .
„ If there is a problem with the waste ink tank, the display will show either of the
following messages.
Follow the displayed instructions to restore the normal conditions.
No waste ink tank,
or a tank is FULL.
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Replace a
waste ink tank.
<ENT>keyHIT is after
<ENT>keyHIT is after
theTANK set or exchg
the TANK exchange.
CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
PUMP tube cleaning
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Select [PUMP TUBE WASH] by pressing the [] key five times and press the [ENTER]
key.
5
times
ST.MAINTENANCE
PUMP TUBE WASH
<ent>
„ The following display will appear if supply of cleaning liquid is required.
Fill with the maint.
washing liquid.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ERROR 30 ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗
OPERATION ERROR
3 The inside of the pump tubes is washed.
WASHING
PLEASE WAIT
PUMP TUBE WASH
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
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Wiper cleaning
Wiper cleaning
Bring the wiper into the wiper box and wash the wiper.
Washing will not be started if the cleaning liquid has not been supplied or the cleaning liquid cartridge has not
been installed.
„ Before executing the [WIPER WASH] function, the tubes must be filled with the
cleaning solution. For how to fill the tubes with the cleaning solution, refer to
Chapter 4 “Before executing the [PUMP TUBE WASH]” (See 4-19) .
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Select [WIPER WASH] by pressing the [] key five times and press the [ENTER] key.
6
times
ST.MAINTENANCE
WIPER WASH
<ent>
„ The following display will appear if supply of cleaning liquid is required.
Fill with the maint.
washing liquid.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ERROR 30 ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗
OPERATION ERROR
3 The cleaning solution is dripped onto the wiper.
After completion of the dripping, the carriage moves to above the platen.
WASHING
PLEASE WAIT
WIPER WASH
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
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Wiper cleaning
4 Open the right maintenance cover.
5 Pull out the wiper by holding the projections at both ends.
6 Remove the ink from the wiper and the bracket using a cotton swab dampened with
the cleaning solution.
„ Replace the wiper with a new one if it is badly soiled or curled. To replace the
wiper, terminate the work instructed here first and then follow the wiper
replacement procedure. (See 4-43)
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Wiper cleaning
7 After cleaning the wiper, install it in position by holding the projections at both ends.
8 Wipe off ink or dirt adhering to the rubbers of the caps and the wiper cover using a
cotton swab dampened with the cleaning solution.
Be careful not to leave lint of the cotton swab. Lint may cause printing failure.
Ink cap
9 Close the maintenance cover, and press the [ENTER] key.
After performing the initial operation, the printer returns to LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
Clean a wiper and
bracket.
WIPER WASH
COMPLETED
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Cleaning the heads and their surrounding parts
Cleaning the heads and their surrounding parts
[CR.MAINTENANCE]
Take great care, especially during cleaning, not to damage the heads, which employ very precise mechanisms.
Using a cotton swab, rub off the gelatinous ink that may be adhering to the lower part of the slider and surrounding parts of the heads. In doing so, never rub the nozzle part of the heads.
„ Be sure to wear the supplied goggle and gloves.
„ The ink contains an organic solvent. If ink settles on your skin, immediately wash
it off with water. If you get ink in your eyes, immediately wash your eyes with a lot
of clean water for at least 15 minutes. In doing so, also wash the backside of eyelids to rinse ink away completely. Then, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, select [MAINTENANCE] using the
[FUNCTION] key, and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [CR.MAINTENANCE] by pressing the [] key once and press the [ENTER] key.
Once
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
CR.MAINTENANCE
3 When [CARRIAGE OUT] is displayed, press the
<ent>
[ENTER] key.
The carriage moves to the left end of the printer body.
CR.MAINTENANCE
CARRIAGE OUT
: ent
4 Open the left maintenance cover and the front cover.
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Cleaning the heads and their surrounding parts
5 Wipe ink and dirt off the head sides using a cotton swab.
Never rub the nozzle part.
Clean the sides of the heads using a
cotton swab.
6 After completing whole cleaning, press the [ENTER] key.
CR.MAINTENANCE
COMPLETED
Close a cover.
: ent
7 Close the maintenance cover and the front cover.
8 The printer performs the initial operation and returns to LOCAL.
∗Being Initialized∗
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Cleaning the heads and their surrounding parts
Cleaning the head media sensor
Dust or ink sticking to the media sensor at the heads can cause a false detection of media. Wipe the dust
and ink off with a soft cloth.
Media sensor at the heads
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Preventing nozzle clogging while power is off [SLEEP SET UP]
Preventing nozzle clogging while power is off [SLEEP SET UP]
Even while the power switch is off, the printer starts periodically and executes various functions to prevent
nozzle clogging. [SLEEP SET UP] includes the following functions.
REFRESH
Set the interval at which refreshing operation is to be performed periodically.
TUBE WASH Set the interval at which cleaning of the pump tubes is to be performed periodically.
CLEANING Set the cleaning type and the interval at which cleaning operation is to be performed periodically.
Refreshing interval during sleep mode [REFERSH]
Set the interval at which the nozzles will eject a little volume of ink to prevent nozzle clogging.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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<ENT>
2 Select [SLEEP SET UP] by pressing the [] key five times and press the [ENTER] key.
5
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
SLEEP SET UP
<ent>
3 Press the [ENTER] key, and set the interval time using the [] or [] key.
Input range: OFF, 1 to 168
Refresh interval in
the sleep is set up.
SLEEP SET UP
REFRESH
SLEEP SET UP
<ent>
REFERSHinterval
4 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Preventing nozzle clogging while power is off [SLEEP SET UP]
Tube cleaning interval during sleep mode [TUBE WASH]
Set the interval at which cleaning of the caps and pump tubes is to be performed using the cleaning solution during sleep mode.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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<ENT>
2 Select [SLEEP SET UP] by pressing the [] key five times and press the [ENTER] key.
5
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
SLEEP SET UP
<ent>
3 Select [TUBE WASH] by pressing the [] key once and press the [ENTER] key.
Refresh interval in
Once
Washing interval in
the sleep is set up.
the sleep is set up.
SLEEP SET UP
REFRESH
SLEEP SET UP
<ent>
TUBE WASH
= 1h
4 Input the interval at which interval time is to be performed periodically, using the []
or [] key.
Input range: OFF, 1 to 168
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
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„ The following display will appear if supply of cleaning liquid is required.
∗∗ Washing liquid ∗∗
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Preventing nozzle clogging while power is off [SLEEP SET UP]
Cleaning interval during sleep mode [CLEANING]
This function is to be executed instead of TUBE WASH after the cleaning solution has been used up.
Set the cleaning type and the interval at which cleaning operation is to be performed during sleep mode.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [SLEEP SET UP] by pressing the [] key five times and press the [ENTER] key.
5
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
SLEEP SET UP
<ent>
3 Select [CLEANING] by pressing the [] key twice and press the [ENTER] key.
Refresh interval in
Clean.worksAtTheTime
Twice
the sleep is set up.
of the WashLiquidEND
SLEEP SET UP
REFRESH
SLEEP SET UP
<ent>
CLEANING
= 1h
4 Select the interval at which cleaning is to be performed periodically, using the [] or
[] key.
Select [CLEAN. TYPE] using the [FUNCTION] key and set a cleaning type using the
[] or [] key. Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
[CLEAN. INTERVAL] Input range: OFF, 1 to 168
[CLEAN. TYPE] : SOFT, NORMAL, HARD
DECIDE
= [ENTER]
CL.type SEL
= [FUNC. ]
SLEEP SET UP
CLEAN. INTERVAL
SLEEP SET UP
=1h
CLEAN. TYPE
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP]
Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE
SETUP]
While the printer is waiting for the next printing job, it can perform various operations at fixed intervals to
prevent ink clogging or the like.
The [ROUTINE SETUP] function is available for the following items:
ROUTINE WIPING
REFRESH
TUBE WASH
CLEANING
During printing, the printer performs nozzle face wiping at fixed intervals to remove condensation. [SCAN COUNT] and [TEMP.difference] can be set.
Set the interval at which refreshing operation is to be performed periodically.
Set the interval at which cleaning of the pump tubes is to be performed periodically.
Set the cleaning type and the interval at which cleaning operation is to be performed periodically.
Preventing ink condensation on the nozzle face [ROUTINE WIPING]
With the temperature of the print heater having been set high or use of a larger amount of ink (high concentration, two-layer application, etc.) having been set, “ink splaying”, “ink drops falling”, or “nozzle missing” may occur.
The cause of these phenomena is such that the ink of the print is heated by the print heater immediately
after printing and resultantly evaporated solvent may condense on the nozzle face.
The greater the difference between the setting temperature of the print heater and the ambient temperature
is, the more easily ink can condense.
This function wipes the condensed ink off the nozzle face at intervals during printing.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [ROUTINE SETUP] by pressing the [] key six times and press the [ENTER]
key.
6
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
3 Press the [ENTER] key.
Once [SCAN COUNT] is displayed, press the [ENTER] key.
Wiping in the
The interval of
drawing is set up.
ROUTINE SETUP
ROUTINE WIPING
wiping is set up.
ROUTINE WIPING
<ent>
SCAN COUNT
<ent>
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP]
4 At this point, either of [SCAN COUNT] and [TEMP.difference] can be selected by
pressing the [] or [] key.
The interval of
Set up a difference
wiping is set up.
in Temperature.
ROUTINE WIPING
SCAN COUNT
ROUTINE WIPING
<ent>
TEMP.difference
<ent>
5 Press the [ENTER] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and input the value of
SCAN COUNT using the [] or [] key.
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
0 - 9990cnt (0 = OFF)
ROUTINE WIPING
SCAN COUNT
= 50
„ The initial value of SCAN COUNT is 0 (no wipe). Change the setting value
according to the conditions of use.
Set SCAN COUNT to about 30 to 50 when the heater temperature is set to 50 °C
or above or ink is to be applied in two or more layers.
6 Press the [] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and input the value of
TEMP.difference.
Input a value of temperature difference using the [] or [] key, and register the setting by pressing the
[ENTER] key.
Set up a difference
1 - 60 °C
in Temperature.
ROUTINE WIPING
TEMP.difference
ROUTINE WIPING
<ent>
TEMP.DIFF.
= 20 °C
„ The ROUTINE WIPING function is activated when the setting temperature of the
print heater is higher than the ambient temperature and the difference is larger
than the value of “TEMP.difference”.
7 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP]
Periodical refresh interval [REFERSH]
Set the interval at which refreshing operation is to be performed periodically.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [ROUTINE SETUP] by pressing the [] key six times and press the [ENTER]
key.
6
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
3 Select [REFRESH] by pressing the [] key once and press the [ENTER] key.
Wiping in the
Once
RefreshIntervalInThe
drawing is set up.
ROUTINE SETUP
ROUTINE WIPING
stand by is set up.
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
REFRESH
<ent>
4 Input the interval at which refreshing operation is to be performed periodically, using
the [] or [] key.
Input range: OFF, 1 to 168
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
PRT
AFT
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
ROUTINE SETUP
REFRESHinterval
PRE
35°C
= 1h
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP]
Periodical tube cleaning interval [TUBE WASH]
There may be a chance that ink tubes can be clogged with coagulated ink.
To avoid clogging, clean the ink tubes at regular intervals.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [ROUTINE SETUP] by pressing the [] key six times and press the [ENTER]
key.
6
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
3 Select [TUBE WASH] by pressing the [] key twice and press the [ENTER] key.
Wiping in the
Twice
WashingIntervalInThe
drawing is set up.
stand by is set up.
ROUTINE SETUP
ROUTINE WIPING
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
TUBE WASH
<ent>
4 Input the interval at which cleaning operation is to be performed periodically, using
the [] or [] key.
Input range: OFF, 1 to 168
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
PRT
AFT
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
ROUTINE SETUP
WASH INTERVAL
PRE
35°C
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
= 1h
„ The following display will appear if supply of cleaning liquid is required.
∗∗ Washing liquid ∗∗
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP]
Periodical cleaning interval [CLEANING]
This function is to be executed instead of TUBE WASH after the cleaning solution has been used up.
Set the cleaning type and the intervals at which cleaning operation is to be performed.
„ This function does not operate when the error message relating to ink, such as
INK NEAR END or INK END, is displayed.
„ While this function is being executed, the display indicates the progress of
cleaning and no key operation is available. (Refer to “If the printed pattern is
abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” )
„ This function operates only when the printer is left with the display as shown
below:
PRE
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40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
R. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
∗∗.∗∗ m
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [ROUTINE SETUP] by pressing the [] key six times and press the [ENTER]
key.
6
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
3 Select [CLEANING] by pressing the [] key three times and press the [ENTER] key.
Wiping in the
drawing is set up.
ROUTINE SETUP
ROUTINE WIPING
3
times
Clean.worksAtTheTime
of the WashLiquidEND
ROUTINE SETUP
<ent>
CLEANING
<ent>
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Setting periodical operations in stand-by mode [ROUTINE SETUP]
4 Select the interval at which cleaning is to be performed periodically, using the [] or
[] key.
Select [CLEAN. TYPE] using the [FUNCTION] key and set a cleaning type using the
[] or [] key.
[CLEAN. INTERVAL] Input range: OFF, 1 to 168
[CLEAN. TYPE] : SOFT, NORMAL, HARD
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
DECIDE
= [ENTER]
CL.type SEL
= [FUNC. ]
ROUTINE SETUP
CLEAN. INTERVAL
ROUTINE SETUP
=1h
CLEAN. TYPE
5 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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50°C
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Other maintenance functions
Other maintenance functions
Changing the time for warning of wiper replacement [WIPER LEVEL]
The wiper is consumable. The heads are easily soiled in a dusty environment.
The heads cannot be cleaned adequately with a curled or worn wiper. This printer gives the wiper replacement warning earlier than standard depending on the operating environment.
Soiled wiper
Curled wiper
Examples of defective wiper
10/10 Displays the wiper replacement warning when wiping has been performed the standard number of times.
(Initial value)
9/10 Displays the wiper replacement warning when wiping has been performed nine tenths of the standard
number of times.
8/10 Displays the wiper replacement warning when wiping has been performed eight tenths of the standard
number of times.
1/10 Displays the wiper replacement warning when wiping has been performed one tenth of the standard
number of times.
Available setting values of time for warning of wiper replacement
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
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FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [WIPER LEVEL] by pressing the [] key seven times and press the [ENTER]
key.
7
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
WIPER LEVEL
<ent>
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Other maintenance functions
3 Input the WIPER LEVEL, using the [] or [] key.
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
10/10 - 1/10
: 10/10
4 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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50°C
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LEVEL
PRE
35°C
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CHAPTER 4 Daily Maintenance
When the waste ink tank is full
When the waste ink tank is full
Waste ink, which was used for cleaning the heads and other parts, gathers in the waste ink tank.
When either of the following error message is displayed, replace the waste ink tank with a new one without
delay.
A waste ink tank is
! NearFULL WASTE TANK
FULL, or NONE.
„ Use only the waste ink tank dedicated for JV5 (SPC-0128).
If any tank other than the dedicated one is used, the remaining capacity for
waste ink cannot be detected properly, so that waste ink may leak out from the
tank.
STEPS:
1 Remove the screw for the waste ink tank guard and open the waste ink tank guard.
2 Raise the waste ink tank by holding the larger handle. With the tank raised, turn the
tank by 90 degrees. Then pull the tank down and toward you.
„ When pulling out the waste ink tank, hold the opening of the waste ink tank with
paper and then slowly pull it out with care not to let waste ink spatter out.
„ Before replacing the waste ink tank, spread a sheet of paper on the floor to prevent it from being stained with ink.
3 Replace the waste ink tank with a new one.
By holding the handle, insert the new tank in the direction of the arrow. Put the cap on the tank that is full of
waste ink and dispose of the tank.
4 By holding the larger handle of the new waste ink tank, put the tank into the bracket
from the right direction.
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When the waste ink tank is full
5 Raise the inserted waste ink tank and turn it by 90 degrees rearward.
Make sure that the smaller handle is positioned in the front.
6 Close the waste ink tank guard, and secure it with the screw so that the waste ink
tank is secured.
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Replacing the wiper [WIPER EXCHANGE]
Replacing the wiper [WIPER EXCHANGE]
The wiper is consumable.
When the display indicates that it is necessary to replace the wiper, immediately replace the wiper with a new
one. (Solvent wiper kit : SPA-0125)
„ Do not select [WIPER EXCHANGE] at any time other than when the wiper is to
be replaced.
Once it is selected, the number of wiper operations that is counted in the
printer will be reset.
„ The wiper to be newly installed is available as an option.
Order it from your dealer or a sales office of MIMAKI.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
[CARRIAGE OUT] is displayed.
PRE
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40°C
50°C
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ST.MAINTENANCE
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Select [WIPER EXCHANGE] by pressing the [] key once and press the [ENTER] key.
The carriage will come out of the capping station.
Once
ST.MAINTENANCE
WIPER EXCHANGE
<ent>
3 Open the right maintenance cover, and remove the wiper.
Pull out the wiper by holding the projections at both ends.
Use the gloves that are supplied as an item of the cleaning kit to protect your hands from stains.
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Replacing the wiper [WIPER EXCHANGE]
4 Clean the wiper guide shaft using a cotton swab or cloth.
If dirt is hard to remove, use a cotton swab dampened with the cleaning solution.
5 Install the wiper by holding the projections at both ends.
6 Close the maintenance cover, and press the [ENTER] key.
ST.MAINTENANCE
COMPLETED
: ent
7 The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
PRE
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NOT POW-OFF !!
35°C
40°C
50°C
PLEASE WAIT
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Replacing the cutter blade
Replacing the cutter blade
The cutter blade is consumable.
When the cutter blade gets dull, replace it with a new one (SPA-0126).
„ The blade is sharp. Be careful not to hurt yourself or anyone else.
„ Keep the cutter blades away from the reach of children.
Be sure to dispose of the worn-out cutter blades according to the applicable
national and local laws and regulations.
„ When replacing the cutter blade, it is recommended to place a sheet of paper
under the cutter blade. This will help pick up the cutter blade if it drops.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [ST.MAINT] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
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40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
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width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
ST.MAINTENANCE
CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
2 Press the [ENTER] key.
The carriage will come out of the capping station.
3 Open the front cover.
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Replacing the cutter blade
4 Loosen the screw securing the cutter unit and remove the cutter unit.
5 Remove the roller, and install it on the new cutter blade holder assembly.
Roller of cutter unit
6 Install the new cutter unit.
Tighten the screw to secure the new cutter unit.
7 Close the front cover, and press the [ENTER] key.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
∗Being Initialized∗
PRE
PRT
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NOT POW-OFF !!
35°C
40°C
50°C
PLEASE WAIT
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width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
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CHAPTER 5
In Case of Trouble
This chapter describes the actions to be taken when the printer develops any trouble.
Before taking a phenomenon as a failure ..............................5-2
If image quality is poor ...........................................................5-4
Ink cartridge trouble ............................................................. 5-11
Troubles for which error messages are displayed ...............5-13
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Before taking a phenomenon as a failure
Before taking a phenomenon as a failure
This section describes the corrective actions to be taken at the occurrence of trouble without any error message displayed. Take appropriate actions as described below before taking the trouble as a failure.
If still the problem cannot be solved, contact your dealer or an office of MIMAKI.
Power does not turn on
In most cases, this is due to improper connection of the power cable for the printer or computer. Check that
the power cable is connected properly.
Is the power cable connected to
the printer?
No
Securely connect the power
cable.
No
Turn on the main switch.
(p. 3-3)
Yes
Is the main switch ON?
Yes
Does the power turn off immediately after initial operation?
Yes
Turn on the power switch on
the front of the printer. (p. 3-3)
The printer cannot perform printing
This occurs when the data is not being transmitted to the printer properly. It can also occur when the printing function does not work properly or the media is not set correctly.
Is the correct interface cable
used?
No
Use the cable exclusive for the
device.
No
Securely connect the interface
cable.
Yes
Is the interface cable properly
connected?
Yes
Is the message on the display
indicating that ink has run out?
Yes
Replace the ink cartridge with a
new one. (p. 3-46)
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Before taking a phenomenon as a failure
Media jamming arises / media is soiled
Media jamming or stained media is considered to be due to the use of an unsuitable media or improper setting of media.
Is a recommended media used?
No
Use recommended media.
(p. 1-17)
No
Avoid using any media with
curls or bent ends.
No
Use a take-up device or re-load
the media on the printer. (p. 3-7)
Yes
Is the media free of curls and
bent ends?
Yes
Is the media hanging down
along the platen?
[HEAT] or [CONSTANT] LED does not light up
Check the basic operation.
Is the power to the printer ON?
No
Turn on the power to the
printer. (p. 3-3)
Yes
Is the power to the heater ON?
Turn on the power to the heater.
Yes
Is the heater temperature setting
effective?
No
Set the heater temperature.
(p. 6-29)
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If image quality is poor
If image quality is poor
This section describes the corrective actions to be taken in case the image quality is not satisfactory. Take remedy for particular problems with image quality. If the remedy does not work, contact your dealer or an office
of MIMAKI.
White lines / blur (sprayed ink) / dark stripes (in the direction of travel of
the heads)
Remedy
1. Execute the head cleaning.(Refer to “If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” )
2. Perform maintenance of the inside of the station.
(Refer to “Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT] (p.4-7)” )
3. Execute the [FEED COMP.] function.
(Refer to “Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.] (p.3-34)” )
4. Remove pieces of paper or the like, if any, from the path of the heads, for example, above the media
plate.
5. Lessen the head gap, and check printing.
(Refer to “Adjusting the head gap (p.3-5)” )
Characters are double- or triple-printed in the media feed direction
Remedy
Execute the [FEED COMP.] function.
(Refer to “Correcting the media feed rate [MEDIA COMP.] (p.3-34)” )
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If image quality is poor
Disagreement in print positions between outward trip and homeward trip
(jet deviation)
Remedy
Execute the [DROP.POScorrect] function.
(Refer to “If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” )
There is staggered print or nozzle missing
Staggered print
Nozzle missing
Remedy
Execute the head cleaning [NORMAL].
(Refer to “If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” )
Ink drops falling on media during printing (ink drops falling)
Remedy
1. Execute the wiper cleaning.
2. Execute the ink cap cleaning.
(Refer to “Cleaning the wiper and ink caps [CARRIAGE OUT] (p.4-7)” )
3. Execute the head cleaning [NORMAL].
(Refer to “If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” )
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If image quality is poor
If nozzles are still clogged even after head cleaning
Execute the following two functions if blocked nozzles are not unclogged even by executing HEAD
CLEANING (Refer to “If the printed pattern is abnormal (Cleaning) (p.3-30)” ) and NOZZLE
WASH (Refer to “Cleaning the nozzle [NOZZLE WASH] (p.4-10)” ) .
Supplies ink to correct nozzle clogging.
(Refer to “If nozzles cannot be unclogged [FILL UP INK] (p.3-32)” )
Discharges ink from the heads, dampers and ink tubes, and washes them with an cleanDISCHARGE&WASH
ing solution cartridge (option).
FILL UP INK
[DISCHARGE&WASH]
Discharge ink from the heads, dampers and ink tubes, and washe them.
„ If there is a problem with the waste ink tank, the display will show either of the
following messages.
Follow the displayed instructions to restore the normal conditions.
No waste ink tank,
Replace a
or a tank is FULL.
waste ink tank.
<ENT>keyHIT is after
<ENT>keyHIT is after
theTANK set or exchg
the TANK exchange.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [HD.MAINTENANCE] by pressing the [] key twice and press the [ENTER] key.
Twice
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
HD.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
3 Select [DISCHARGE&WASH] by pressing the [] key once and press the [ENTER]
key.
Once
HD.MAINTENANCE
FILL UP INK
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HD.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
DISCHARGE&WASH
<ent>
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
If image quality is poor
4 Remove the ink cartridges.
Ink is discharged to the waste ink tank.
Ink discharge.
Being discharged
Remove cartridges.
PLEASE WAIT
MMCC YYKK KKYY CCMM
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
5 When the display shown below appears, set the cleaning liquid cartridge in the ink
station.
Cleaning liquid is drawn up.
Set all washing
It is being absorbed
liquid cartridges.
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
6 When the display shown below appears, remove the cleaning liquid cartridge from
the ink station.
The cleaning liquid drawn up is discharged to the waste ink tank.
Remove all washing
liquid cartridges.
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
It'sBeingDischarged.
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
7 When the display shown below appears, set the cleaning liquid cartridge in the ink
station.
Cleaning liquid is drawn up.
Set all washing
It is being absorbed
liquid cartridges.
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
8 When the display shown below appears, remove the cleaning liquid cartridge from
the ink station.
The cleaning liquid drawn up is discharged to the waste ink tank.
Remove all washing
liquid cartridges.
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
It'sBeingDischarged.
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
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If image quality is poor
9 On completion of one washing process, the display shown below appears.
If the heads are to be washed again, return to step 5 by pressing the [] key.
To terminate washing, press the [] key.
The display changes as shown below when all steps have been completed.
Please select according
to situation.
COMPLETED <
>WASH
10Press the [] key when this function is to be terminated without discharging the
cleaning solution.
Press the [] key when this function is to be terminated after discharging the cleaning solution.
If the washing procedure is to be terminated, press the [] key to go to step 12.
Do you discharge a
mainte.Wash.liquid ?
No <
> Yes
11When the display shown below appears, remove the cleaning liquid cartridge from
the ink station.
The cleaning liquid drawn up is discharged to the waste ink tank.
Remove a maint.wash.
It'sBeingDischarged.
liquid cartridge.
PLEASE WAIT
∗∗∗∗∗∗∗−−−−−−−−−−−
There is a CARTRIDGE
12Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to ink filling mode.
HD.MAINTENANCE
DISCHARGE&WASH
<ent>
„ An adjustment by a service engineer is required if you change ink types when
performing ink filling.
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If image quality is poor
When nozzle clogging is not corrected [HEAD SELECT]
If nozzles cannot be unclogged, make setting so that the printer will not use the head(s) with clogged nozzles. However, this function is available for printing operation (including nozzle check) and cleaning; ink
filling function is applied to all the heads.
„ The setting for the [HEAD SELECT] function can be made also by the MRL- III
command (QH). However, the command cannot select any of the heads for
which setting has been made by the [HEAD SELECT] function so that they are
not to be used.
Printing with all 4
staggered heads
Printing with 3
staggered heads,
excluding head 4
Printing with 3
staggered heads,
excluding head 1
Printing with 2 staggered heads, excluding heads 3 and 4
Printing with 2 staggered heads, excluding heads 1 and 4
Printing with 2 staggered heads, excluding heads 1 and 2
Printing with one
head, excluding
heads 2, 3 and 4
Printing with one
head, excluding
heads 1, 3 and 4
Printing with one
head, excluding
heads 1, 2 and 4
Printing with one
head, excluding
heads 1, 2 and 3
The default is “printing with all 4 staggered heads”.
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If image quality is poor
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [HEAD SELECT] by pressing the [] key eight times and press the [ENTER]
key.
8
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
HEAD SELECT
<ent>
3 Select the head(s) to be used for printing, using the [] , [] , [] or [] key.
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
HEAD SELECT
SELECT
: 1234
4 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
5-10
Combinations of heads:
[1234]
[123-], [-234]
[12--], [-23-], [--34]
[1---], [-2--], [--3-], [---4]
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Ink cartridge trouble
Ink cartridge trouble
If an ink cartridge trouble is detected, a warning message appears and none of printing, cleaning and all the
other operations that use ink is available. When this is the case, replace the ink cartridge in question immediately.
„ Once cartridge trouble is displayed, do not leave the ink cartridge without
replacing it for a long time; otherwise, the printer will lose the nozzle clogging
prevention function. If nozzles are clogged, the printer must be repaired by
MIMAKI’s service engineer.
Displaying the description of ink cartridge trouble
The type of the cartridge trouble can be identified. (See 5-14)
STEPS:
1 Press the [ENTER] key while the printer is in LOCAL mode.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
2 Press the [INFORMATION] key.
Two or more cartridge troubles, if any, can be displayed in turn by pressing the [] or [] key.
Press the [INFORMATION] key or [END] key to return to the display of the remaining amount of ink.
Set a Mimaki
Original ink.
HS-INK
YCMKKMCY
NON-ORIGINAL INK
REMAIN
34567899
Y−C− −−−K −−−− C−Y−
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Ink cartridge trouble
If ERROR 202 [DEVICE CONSTRUCTION] is displayed
This printer checks its configuration every time it starts.
The configuration checking function checks the resource configuration necessary for use of this printer.
When there is an error in any element of the printer, the printer can be started by disconnecting the faulty
element.
1
2
3
4
HDC check
Head connection check
Head memory check
SDRAM check
Checks for any error in the HDC.
Checks for any error in connection of any of Head 1 to 4.
Checks for any error in access to head memory.
Checks for any error in SDRAM.
If the results of the checks 1 to 4 above show that any error has occurred, the display shows the configuration error (ERROR 202), and the printer discontinues starting.
By pressing the [ENTER] key with the configuration error displayed, you can check the detailed results of
the checks and restart the printer with a limited resource configuration.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ERROR 202 ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗
DEVICE CONSTRUCTION
Wrong Point Was Found To
The Composition.
:ent
Checking the detailed results of the checks
If the checks 1 to 3 shows any error, an element developing an error is marked with “ X ”, while a questionable element is marked with “ ? ”. The check 4 result shows the available size of SDRAM.
RESULTof DIAGNOSIS
HDC : 123x
HEAD12 . . is Not-USE!
HEAD : 12x?
HEAD-MEM : 12x4
SDRAM : 0.5GB (1GB)
Possible composition
HEAD . . 34 OK ?
:ent
Confirming the starting with a limited configuration
The available configuration is displayed. Pressing the [ENTER] key will restart the printer.
If there is any error detected by the checks 1 to 3, limited heads are available.
If an error has been detected by the check 4, the error (ERROR 203) is displayed at transition from
LOCAL mode to REMOTE mode and at start of printing.
The settings of an limited configuration are not stored in memory, and thus the printer checks its configuration every time it starts.
When the printer has been started with a limited configuration, you can check the detailed results of the
checks using the guidance function.
„ If the display shows the message [ERROR203 SDRAM SIZE], turn off the power
to the printer and turn it on after a while. If the same error message appears
again, contact your local distributor to call for service.
(When there is available SDRAM mounted, the printer can be started without
expanding SDRAM. However, printing speed may drop depending on the resolution.)
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CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
If some trouble occurs, the buzzer sounds and the display shows a corresponding error message.
Take an appropriate remedy for the displayed error.
Checking error history [ERROR HISTORY]
The information about the error or warning status the printer is currently in and the history of errors and
warnings the printer has developed up to now can be checked by opening the [ERROR HISTORY] display.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then press the [INFORMATION] key.
[ERROR HISTORY] is displayed.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
INFORMATION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
ERROR HISTORY
<ent>
2 The history of errors can be displayed using the [] or [] key.
ERROR HISTORY
[01] 05. 09. 29
08 : 18
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ERROR 09 ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗
HDC ERROR
3 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
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Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Warning messages
Warning messages will appear chiefly to warn of the conditions of heaters or ink cartridges.
Warning message
Close a cover.
∗∗ NO MEDIA ∗∗
!EXCHANGE BATTERY
L.1>
!Replace a WIPER
[JV5-01]
L.1>
!Do TEST DRAW
[JV5-01]
Heater Power OFF
PRE
BREAK
PRT
∗∗°C
AFT
∗∗°C
PRE
THERM
PRT
∗∗°C
AFT
∗∗°C
∗Media can't be CUT∗
5-14
L.∗>
NEAR END
[JV5-01]
MCYK - - - -
R.∗>
NEAR END
[JV5-01]
MCYK - - - -
L.∗>
INK END
R.∗>
INK END
[JV5-01]
- - - - KYCM
[JV5-01]
- - - - KYCM
L.∗> !CAR
[JV5-01]
R.∗> !CAR
[JV5-01]
Cause
An open cover was detected.
Remedy
Check the front cover and maintenance
covers.
If the same error message appears
again even after closing all the covers,
contact your local distributor to call for
service.
No media was detected.
Set media. (See 3-7)
The battery of RTC has run down.
Contact your local distributor to call
for service.
Time to replace the wiper in the cap- Replace the wiper with a new one.
ping station with a new one has come. (Execute [ST.MAINTENANCE] (The wiping count has reached the
[WIPER EXCHANGE].) (See 4-43)
specified value.)
Perform test printing. If nozzle missing
The nozzle recovery cannot be
expected because the printer has been is serious, (See 3-29) execute
left standing for a prolonged period of [ST.MAINTENANCE] - [NOZZLE
WASH] for maintenance.(See 4-10)
time.
The power to the heaters is off.
Turn on the power to the heaters. (See
3-22)
If the same error message appears
again even after turning on the power
to the heaters, contact your local distributor to call for service.
A heater is disconnected.
Contact your local distributor to call
(This example shows that preheater is for service.
disconnected.)
The thermistor of a heater is defective. Contact your local distributor to call
(This example shows that the therfor service.
mistor of preheater is defective.)
The heads are positioned too high to
Cut the media by manual operation.
permit media cutting.
(See 6-34)
Ink for one supply path has been nearly Replace the cartridge for the supply
used up.
path corresponding to the indicated
color. (See 3-46)
Printing is permitted without replacing
the cartridge (until INK END is displayed). However, the printer returns
to local mode every completion of
printing one file.
Ink for one supply path has been com- Replace the cartridge for the supply
pletely used up.
path corresponding to the indicated
color. (See 3-46)
There is a problem with installed ink Check the content of the warning by
cartridges.
displaying it using the guidance func(If this occurs together with any other tion. (See 5-13)
warning, the display shows [L.∗>
!CAR/TNK/WSH/NC instead of [JV5∗∗].)
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Warning message
L.∗> !TNK
[JV5-01]
R.∗> !TNK
[JV5-01]
L.∗> !WSH
[JV5-01]
R.∗> !WSH
[JV5-01]
L.∗> !NC
[JV5-01]
R.∗> !NC
[JV5-01]
INK NEAR END
MMCC - - - - - - - - - - - INK END
- - - - YYKK - - - - - - - NON-ORIGINAL INK
- - - - - - - - KKYY - - - WRONG INK IC
- - - - - - - - - - - - CCMM
Kind of INK
---- ---- ---- ---Color of INK
---- ---- ---- ---WRONG CARTRIDGE
---- ---- ---- ---NO CARTRIDGE
---- ---- ---- ---Expiration
---- ---- ---- ----
Expiration:1MONTH
---- ---- ---- ----
Expiration:2MONTH
---- ---- ---- ---INK REMAIN ZERO
---- ---- ---- ---!WasteTANK
FULL/NONE
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
There is a problem with the waste ink
tank.
(If this occurs together with any other
warning, the display shows [L.∗>
!CAR/TNK/WSH/NC instead of [JV5∗∗].)
There is a problem with the installed
cleaning solution cartridge.
(If this occurs together with any other
warning, the display shows [L.∗>
!CAR/TNK/WSH/NC instead of [JV5∗∗].)
There is a problem with the NCU.
The ink of the ink cartridge has been
nearly used up.
The ink of the ink cartridge has been
completely used up.
The ink cartridge is not MIMAKI genuine.
The IC chip of the ink cartridge cannot
be read normally.
The ink of the ink cartridge is different
in type from the ink currently supplied.
The ink of the ink cartridge is different
in color from the ink currently supplied.
There is trouble with an installed ink
cartridge.
An ink cartridge has not been installed
in the slot.
The specified expiration date of an ink
cartridge has passed.
Remedy
Check that the waste ink tank has been
installed and it is not full.
Check that the cleaning solution cartridge has been set properly.
On the [NCU]-[COND.INDICATION] display, check the current error
in the NCU.
Operation can be resumed after turning
off the nozzle missing detection function.
Replace the cartridge generating the
warning with a new one.
Replace the cartridge generating the
warning with a new one.
Replace the cartridge generating the
warning with a MIMAKI genuine.
Remove the cartridge generating the
warning once and install it again.
If the same warning message still
appears, contact your local distributor
to call for service.
Check the ink type of the cartridge
generating the warning.
Check the ink color of the cartridge
generating the warning.
Check the cartridge generating the
warning.
Install an appropriate cartridge in the
slot generating the warning.
Replace the cartridge generating the
warning with a new one.
The cartridge may be used until one
month passes after the specified expiration date.
The expiration date of an ink cartridge The red LED blinks. Replace the carhas passed (one month has passed after tridge generating the warning with a
the specified expiration date).
new one.
The cartridge may be used until two
months pass after the specified expiration date.
The expiration date of an ink cartridge Replace the cartridge generating the
has passed (two months have passed warning with a new one.
after the specified expiration date).
Remaining amount of ink in an ink car- Replace the cartridge generating the
tridge is zero.
warning with a new one.
The waste ink tank is full or has not
Check the waste ink tank.(See 4-41)
been installed.
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CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Warning message
!NearFULL WASTE TANK
!Wash Liquid END
!WashLiquidCart.NONE
!WRONG WASH CART.
∗∗ Washing liquid ∗∗
∗∗ un-filling up. ∗∗
5-16
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
The waste ink tank is nearly full.
Remedy
Replace the waste ink tank with a new
one. (See 4-41)
The cleaning liquid cartridge is empty. Replace the cleaning solution cartridge
with a new one.
The cleaning liquid cartridge has not Install the cleaning solution cartridge.
been installed.
There is trouble with cleaning liquid Check the cleaning solution cartridge.
cartridge.
cleaning solution has not been supSupply the cleaning solution.
plied.
Execute [MAINTENANCE] [HD.MAINTENANCE] - [FILL UP
INK]. (See 3-32)
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Error messages
Error messages indicates error numbers.
If any error message is displayed, turn off the power to the printer and turn it on after a while.
If the same error message appears again, contact your dealer or an office of MIMAKI to call for service.
Error message
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 01 ∗∗∗∗∗
MAIN ROM
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 02 ∗∗∗∗∗
MAIN RAM
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 03 ∗∗∗∗∗
POWER +3.3V
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 03 ∗∗∗∗∗
POWER +5V
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 03 ∗∗∗∗∗
POWER +24V
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 03 ∗∗∗∗∗
POWER +42V
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 04 ∗∗∗∗∗
F-ROM
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 06 ∗∗∗∗∗
SD-RAM
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 07 ∗∗∗∗∗
HEAD (----)
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 07 ∗∗∗∗∗
VOLTAGE (----)
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 08 ∗∗∗∗∗
LinearENCODER:SENSOR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 08 ∗∗∗∗∗
LinearENCODER:DIR.
Cause
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error in heads was detected.
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 08 ∗∗∗∗∗
LinearENCODER:COUNT
An error occurred in detection by the
linear encoder.
(Read-out count error)
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
The printer received some data other
than command data.
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 09 ∗∗∗∗∗
FPGA ERROR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 09 ∗∗∗∗∗
HDC ERROR (----)
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 10 ∗∗∗∗∗
COMMAND ERROR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 11 ∗∗∗∗∗
PARAMETER ERROR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 16 ∗∗∗∗∗
MRL COMMAND
Remedy
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
An error in heads was detected.
An error occurred in the linear encoder.
An error occurred in the linear encoder.
Any parameter outside the range of
acceptable numeric values was
received.
An error occurred in the control system.
Securely connect the interface cable in
position.
Use an interface cable conforming to
the specifications.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Transmit data that is compatible with
the command system supported by this
printer.
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CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Error message
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 20 ∗∗∗∗∗
I/F BOARD 01
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 20 ∗∗∗∗∗
I/F BOARD 02
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 20 ∗∗∗∗∗
I/F BOARD 03
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 20 ∗∗∗∗∗
I/F BOARD 04
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 21 ∗∗∗∗∗
I/F NONE
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 23 ∗∗∗∗∗
HOST I/F
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 24 ∗∗∗∗∗
I/F INITIAL
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 25 ∗∗∗∗∗
FULL-SPEED
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 25 ∗∗∗∗∗
PACKET SIZE OVER
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 25 ∗∗∗∗∗
USB PROTOCOL
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 25 ∗∗∗∗∗
USB ENVIRONMENT
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 25 ∗∗∗∗∗
USB DATA
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 30 ∗∗∗∗∗
OPERATION ERROR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 34 ∗∗∗∗∗
DATA REMAIN
5-18
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
Remedy
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Timeout error occurred during commu- Check that the cable is securely connication between the host computer
nected to the host computer and interand the interface board for IEEE-1394 face board. Also, check to see if any
connection.
error has occurred on the host computer.
An error occurred in the control sys- Turn off the power to the printer and
tem.
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
An error occurred in communication Check that the host PC supports the
between the host computer and the
USB2.0 interface.
interface board for USB2.0 connec(Communication can be resumed withtion.
out changing any setting. However, it
(Full-Speed mode connection)
is recommend to use the connection in
High-Speed mode.)
An error occurred in communication Check that the cable is securely connected to the host computer and interbetween the host computer and the
face board. Also, check to see if any
interface board for USB2.0 connecerror has occurred on the host comtion.
An error occurred in communication puter.
between the host computer and the
interface board for USB2.0 connection.
An error occurred in communication
between the host computer and the
interface board for USB2.0 connection.
An error occurred in communication
between the host computer and the
interface board for USB2.0 connection.
Improper operation was conducted on Remove the cause, and perform a
proper operation.
the operation panel.
The Display 1 shows the cause of the
error.
It is being tried to change settings for Print all the received data or execute
functions though there remains
the data clear function. Then, change
received data that has not yet been
settings.
printed.
CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Error message
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 40 ∗∗∗∗∗
MOTOR ALARM X
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 41 ∗∗∗∗∗
MOTOR ALARM Y
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 42 ∗∗∗∗∗
X OVER CURRENT
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 43 ∗∗∗∗∗
Y OVER CURRENT
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 45 ∗∗∗∗∗
CAPPING : SENSOR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 45 ∗∗∗∗∗
CAPPING : PARAMETER
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 46 ∗∗∗∗∗
WIPER
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 47 ∗∗∗∗∗
STATION
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 49 ∗∗∗∗∗
CUTTER SOLENOID
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 50 ∗∗∗∗∗
MEDIA DETECT
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 50 ∗∗∗∗∗
THICKNESS DETECT
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 51 ∗∗∗∗∗
Y-ORIGIN
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 53 ∗∗∗∗∗
HEAD HEIGHT ORIGIN
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 54 ∗∗∗∗∗
MEDIA JAM
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 58 ∗∗∗∗∗
POSITION ENCODER:DIR
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 58 ∗∗∗∗∗
POSITION ENCODER:CNT
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 59 ∗∗∗∗∗
CUTTER ENCODER
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 64 ∗∗∗∗∗
TAKE-UP VOLTAGE
∗∗∗∗∗ ERROR 64 ∗∗∗∗∗
FEEDER VOLTAGE
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 116 ∗∗∗∗
NCU I/F 00
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 116 ∗∗∗∗
NCU I/F 01
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
Paper could not be detected. The media
set position or media itself is not
proper.
Remedy
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
If the same error message appears
again even after setting the media
properly, contact your local distributor
to call for service.
Media thickness could not be detected. Input the media thickness or select the
END key and execute media detection
again.
Y-origin could not be detected.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
Head height origin could not be
error message appears again, contact
detected.
your local distributor to call for service.
Paper jam was detected.
Open the front cover and raise the
clamp lever, and remove the jammed
paper.
If the same error message appears
again even after clearing the paper jam
status, contact your local distributor to
call for service.
An error occurred in the control sys- Turn off the power to the printer and
tem.
turn it on after a while. If the same
An error occurred in the control sys- error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for sertem.
An error occurred in the control sys- vice.
tem.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control sys- Operation can be resumed after turning
tem.
off the nozzle missing detection function.
Turn off the power to the printer and
An error occurred in the control sys- turn it on after a while.
If the error occurs frequently, contact
tem.
your local distributor to call for service.
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Error message
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 120 ∗∗∗∗
ENVIRONMENT TEMP(LO)
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 121 ∗∗∗∗
ENVIRONMENT TEMP(HI)
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 134 ∗∗∗∗
MEDIA ENCODER:SENSOR
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 134 ∗∗∗∗
MEDIA ENCODER:DIR.
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 134 ∗∗∗∗
MEDIA ENCODER:ORIGIN
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
The ambient temperature is outside the
permissible temperature range (too
low).
The ambient temperature is outside the
permissible temperature range (too
high).
An error occurred in detection by the
media encoder.
(Counting impossible)
An error occurred in detection by the
media encoder.
(Wrong orientation)
An error occurred in detection by the
media encoder.
(Origin detection impossible)
An error occurred in media feed.
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 135 ∗∗∗∗
MEDIA FEED UNUSUAL
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 142 ∗∗∗∗
INK LEAK (--/--)
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 143 ∗∗∗∗
CARTRIDGE SOLENOID
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 143 ∗∗∗∗
WASH CART. SOLENOID
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 144 ∗∗∗∗
CARTRIDGE SET !
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 160 ∗∗∗∗
NCU DETECT 00
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 160 ∗∗∗∗
NCU DETECT 01
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 160 ∗∗∗∗
NCU DETECT 02
5-20
Ink leakage was detected.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
Remedy
Adjust the ambient temperature of the
printer.
To continue operation without changing the ambient conditions, press the
[ENTER] key.
Select “NORMAL” in [MediaFeed
SETUP] - [FEED METHOD] or turn
off the power to the printer and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears
again, contact your local distributor to
call for service.
Check that the media has been set
properly.
Using [SET UP] - [MediaFeed
SETUP] - [MOVEMENT TEST], perform testing to see if the media is compatible with direct feed.
If the error status is not cleared even
with a proper media, select “NORMAL” in [SET UP] - [MediaFeed
SETUP] - [FEED METHOD] or turn
off the power to the printer and turn it
on after a while.
If the same error message appears
again, contact your local distributor to
call for service.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while.
If the same error message appears
again, contact your local distributor to
call for service.
Set a cartridge.
Printing can be resumed after turning
off the nozzle missing detection function. Turn on the nozzle missing detection function again before starting to
print the next and subsequent print
files.
If the error occurs frequently, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while.
If the same error message appears
again, contact your local distributor to
call for service.
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Error message
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 160 ∗∗∗∗
NCU DETECT 03
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 160 ∗∗∗∗
NCU DETECT 04
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 161 ∗∗∗∗
NCU EXCHANGE
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 161 ∗∗∗∗
NCU CONSUMPTION
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 162 ∗∗∗∗
NCU LINE VOLTAGE
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 163 ∗∗∗∗
NCU SENSOR
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 163 ∗∗∗∗
NCU SENSOR DETECT
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 164 ∗∗∗∗
NCU FPGA ERROR
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 200 ∗∗∗∗
HEAD MEMORY (----)
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 201 ∗∗∗∗
BACKUP MEMORY
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the control system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the circuit board
system.
An error occurred in the control system.
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 202 ∗∗∗∗
DEVICE CONSTRUCTION
An error occurred in the control system.
∗∗∗∗ ERROR203 ∗∗∗∗
SDRAM SIZE
Remedy
Printing can be resumed after turning
off the nozzle missing detection function. Turn on the nozzle missing detection function again before starting to
print the next and subsequent print
files.
If the error occurs frequently, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Operation can be resumed.
If the error occurs frequently, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Operation can be resumed after turning
off the nozzle missing detection function.
Operation can be resumed.
If the error occurs frequently, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Operation can be resumed after turning
off the nozzle missing detection function.
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
Contact your local distributor to call
for service.
Press the [ENTER] key to display the
details of the error. Press the [ENTER]
key again to enable the system to be
started after changing the configuration to a supported one. (See 5-12)
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
(When there is available SDRAM
mounted, the printer operation can be
resumed without expanding SDRAM.
However, printing speed may drop
depending on the resolution.)
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CHAPTER 5 In Case of Trouble
Error message
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 210 ∗∗∗∗
INTERLOCK SENSOR
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 211 ∗∗∗∗
HeaterTEMP(--/--/--)
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 211 ∗∗∗∗
HeadWARM.TEMP.(----)
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 212 ∗∗∗∗
WASTE INKtank SENSOR
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 250 ∗∗∗∗
Y COORDINATES
∗∗∗∗ ERROR 251 ∗∗∗∗
SYSTEM ERROR
5-22
Troubles for which error messages are displayed
Cause
An error occurred in the control system.
Remedy
Turn off the power to the printer and
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
An abnormal temperature of the media Turn off the power to the printer and
heater was detected.
turn it on after a while. If the same
An abnormal temperature of the head error message appears again, contact
heater was detected.
your local distributor to call for service.
An error occurred in the control sys- Turn off the power to the printer and
tem.
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
your local distributor to call for service.
An error was detected during scanning Turn off the power to the printer and
operation.
turn it on after a while. If the same
error message appears again, contact
A system error occurred.
your local distributor to call for service.
CHAPTER 6
Operation for Functions
This chapter describes the operating procedure for frequently used functions from
the printer function menu, showing sample messages on the display.
Functions Invoked by [FUNCTION] Key ................................6-2
Invoking SET UP functions ....................................................6-3
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions .....................................6-12
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions ..................................6-17
Invoking NCU functions .......................................................6-25
DISPLAY setting ..................................................................6-28
Applied settings of functions ................................................6-29
How to operate function menus ...........................................6-33
Functions related to the cutter .............................................6-34
Functions related to print quality ..........................................6-35
Functions related to ink ........................................................6-36
Function Flowchart [BOOT] .................................................6-38
Function Flowchart [LOCAL mode] ......................................6-40
Function Flowchart [REMOTE mode] ..................................6-44
Function Flowchart [FUNCTION Key] ..................................6-46
CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Functions Invoked by [FUNCTION] Key
Functions Invoked by [FUNCTION] Key
The following five types of functions can be invoked by pressing the [FUNCTION] key.
Function name
SET UP
MAINTENANCE
MACHINE SETUP
NCU
DISPLAY
6-2
Description
Make various settings concerning print quality.
Maintenance functions are to be executed to keep the printer in good condition.
Display various information of the printer or set time or units of measure.
Set operations concerning the nozzle missing detection function.
Set a language to be used with the printer.
Refer to
p. 6-3
p. 6-12
p. 6-17
p. 6-25
p. 6-28
CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking SET UP functions
Invoking SET UP functions
Registering printing conditions in a lump (type registration)
FUNCTION mode provides 17 setup functions.
The setting value of each of the 16 functions other than SETUP RESET can be registered as any of the following four types.
If the types are registered for different kinds of media, respectively, printing conditions can be easily
changed when the media is replaced with another kind of media.
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
For Tarpaulin 1
For Tarpaulin 2
FF (Flexible Face)
PVC
Example of type registration
List of functions
This section describes briefly the setup functions and their setting values.
Name
MEDIA COMP.
MediaFeed SETUP
HEATER
PRINT MODE
INK LAYERS
DRYING TIME
AUTO CUT
PRE-FEED
MARGIN
COLOR PATTERN
REFRESH
VACUUM
PRIORITY
AUTO CLEANING
HEAD GAP
MEDIA DETECT
SETUP RESET *1
Function
Corrects the feed rate of media
Set particulars related to media feed.
Sets heater conditions
Sets a print quality level and printing direction
Sets the number of layers in which ink is to be applied
Sets the time to wait for ink drying
Cuts the media automatically after printing
Feeds the media back and forth before printing
Sets a non-printing area along the right and left edges of the media
Prints a color pattern for nozzle missing check near the right edge of the
media
Refreshes the print heads during printing
Sets the absorbability of the media.
Sets the priority of settings (host / panel)
Cleans the print heads automatically every completion of printing
Sets the head gap (height from the media to the nozzle plane of the heads).
Sets the method for detecting the media
Resets the setting values to the default values
Refer to
p. 6-5
p. 6-5
p. 6-5
p. 6-6
p. 6-8
p. 6-8
p. 6-9
p. 6-9
p. 6-9
p. 6-9
p. 6-10
p. 6-10
p. 6-10
p. 6-10
p. 6-11
p. 6-11
p. 6-11
*1 Settings of the 16 setup functions other than [SETUP RESET] can be registered in user types.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking SET UP functions
Settings of the setup functions
The operation described below on the operation panel is required to execute the setup functions.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [SET UP] using the
[FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key.
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FUNCTION
SET UP
<ENT>
2 Select an appropriate one of Type 1 to Type 4 by means of [] or [], and press the
[ENTER] key.
Set the printing conditions.
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SET UP
SELECT
SET UP
: TYPE 1
3 Select a setup function and make setting.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking SET UP functions
Outline of the setup functions
MEDIA COMP. (See 3-34)
When the media type or any heater temperature is changed, be sure to correct the feed rate to meet the
media thickness. (Correction value: -255 ~ 255)
MediaFeed SETUP
Set particulars related to media feed.
The table below shows the setting items.
FEED METHOD
Switches between methods for detecting the feed rate of media.
SPEED SWITCHING Sets the media feed rate.
Performs testing whether or not the media is compatible with the direct detection method
MOVEMENT TEST
using the media encoder.
FEED METHOD
Select a method for detecting the feed rate of media.
Available setting values: [DIRECT, NORMAL]
DIRECT
NORMAL
Feed rate control with the motor encoder + Location detection with the media encoder (Default)
Feed rate control with the motor encoder
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
SPEED SWITCHING
Set the feed speed level.
Available setting values: [200% ~ 10%]
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
MOVEMENT TEST
Perform testing to see whether or not the media is compatible with the direct detection method using the
media encoder.
When the feed error is not within 0.4 %, the display shows a recommended feed method.
HEATER (See 6-29)
Make settings of the pre-heater, print heater and after-heater built in the platen.
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Invoking SET UP functions
PRINT MODE
Sets various conditions of printing.
DRAFT quality
Set a desired print quality in DRAFT mode (540 dpi resolution in the Y-axis direction).
Available setting values: [STD., FINE, FAST]
Press the [FUNCTION] key while the quality item is selected. Then the printer permits setting the number
of passes for every resolution and setting high-speed printing ON/OFF.
The table below shows the combinations of the elements that can be set.
Resolution in
DRAFT mode
540x720 dpi
540x900 dpi
540x1080 dpi
4 colors
6 colors
Passes
High-speed
printing
Passes
High-speed
printing
DRAFT quality
4
8
16
10
20
40
6
12
24
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
8
16
32
10
20
40
12
24
48
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
FAST
STD.
FINE
FAST
STD.
FINE
FAST
STD.
FINE
Table 6-1 : Element that can be set in DRAFT quality mode
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Invoking SET UP functions
FINE quality
Set a desired print quality in FINE mode (720 dpi resolution in the Y-axis direction).
Available setting values: [STD., FINE, FAST]
Press the [FUNCTION] key while the quality item is selected. Then the printer permits setting the number
of passes for every resolution and setting high-speed printing ON/OFF.
The table below shows the combinations of the elements that can be set.
Resolution in
FINE mode
540x720 dpi
720x720 dpi
720x1080 dpi
720x1440 dpi
4 colors
6 colors
Passes
High-speed
printing
Passes
High-speed
printing
FINE quality
6
12
24
4
8
16
6
12
24
8
16
32
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
6
12
24
8
16
32
12
24
48
16
32
64
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
ON / OFF
FAST
STD.
FINE
FAST
STD.
FINE
FAST
STD.
FINE
FAST
STD.
FINE
Table 6-2 : Element that can be set in FINE quality mode
The print quality in Super fine mode (1440x1440) is fixed.
SCAN DIRECTION
Set the printing direction.
Available setting values: [Bi-D, Uni-D]
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking SET UP functions
LOGICAL SEEK
Set LOGICALseek ON / OFF.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF]
UNI-DIRECTIONAL
BI-DIRECTIONAL
Movement of heads when LOGICALseek is OFF
UNI-DIRECTIONAL
BI-DIRECTIONAL
Movement of heads when LOGICALseek is ON
INK LAYERS
Set the number of layers in which ink is applied.
Available setting values: [1 to 9 layers]
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
DRYING TIME
Set the time to wait for ink drying.
SCAN
Set the time to wait for ink drying after each pass. During bidirectional printing, the printer stops temporarily after every outward trip and every homeward trip.
Available setting values: [0.0 ~ 19.9 sec] (in steps of 0.1 sec)
Draw.END
Set the time to wait for ink drying after completion of printing.
Available setting values: [0 ~ 999 sec] (in steps of 1 sec)
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
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Invoking SET UP functions
AUTO CUT
Set whether or not to cut the media automatically after completion of printing.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF]
The media will be cut after the lapse of the time to wait for ink drying after completion of printing, if having been set.
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
PRE-FEED
Set whether or not to feed the media back and forth before printing to prevent the media from sticking to
the platen.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF]
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
MARGIN
Set a non-printing area along the right and left edges of the media
Left margin
Set the width of the non-printing area along the left edge of the media.
Available setting values: [-10 ~ 85 mm] (In steps of 1 mm)
Right margin
Set the width of the non-printing area along the right edge of the media.
Available setting values: [-10 ~ 85 mm] (In steps of 1 mm)
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
COLOR PATTERN
Set whether or not to print a color pattern for nozzle missing check near the right edge of the media.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF]
When the pattern is to be printed, the printing location of image data is shifted by 18 mm from the origin in
the scanning direction.
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
4-color mode
6-color mode
Image
Origin
18 mm
Check pattern
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking SET UP functions
REFRESH
Set the head refreshing level (running flush interval).
Available setting values: [0 ~ 3] ( Enhancing the level shortens the interval)
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
VACUUM
Set the attracting force of the vacuum fan.
Irrespective of the setting, the vacuum level is always [STANDARD] during media detection, media cutting or JOG operation.
Available setting values: [STRONG, STANDARD, Little WEAK, WEAK, OFF]
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
PRIORITY
Concerning the following setup functions, select whether priority is given to the settings made on the
printer or to the designation from the host.
[MEDIA COMP.] , [HEATER] , [PRINT MODE] , [INK LAYERS] , [DRYING TIME] , [AUTO CUT] ,
[PRE-FEED] , [MARGIN] , [COLOR PATTERN] , [REFRESH] , [VACUUM] , [MEDIA FD.SPEED] ,
[MediaFD.METHOD]
Available setting values: [INDIVIDUALLY, ALL HOST, ALL PANEL]
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
INDIVIDUALLY
ALL HOST
ALL PANEL
For each function, set whether priority is given to the printer or to the host independently.
For all the functions, priority is given to the settings on the host.
For all the functions, priority is given to the settings on the printer.
Even when setting has been made to give priority to the host, the settings made on the printer become
effective if there is no instruction from the host.
AUTO CLEANING (See 3-44)
Set whether or not to clean the heads automatically during printing.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF]
The first cleaning is performed immediately before the first printing after the printer is started. Then subsequent cleaning is performed every printing on the specified length of media.
The detail setting menu is displayed by pressing the [FUNCTION] key during automatic cleaning ON/OFF
selection.
CLEANING INTERVAL
Set the interval at which cleaning is to be performed periodically during printing.
Available setting values: [10 ~ 10000 mm] ( Default: 1000 mm)
CLEANING TYPE
Set a type of automatic cleaning.
Available setting values: [SOFT, NORMAL, HARD]
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
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Invoking SET UP functions
HEAD GAP (See 3-5)
Set the head gap (height from the media to the nozzle plane of the heads).
Available setting values: [1.5 mm ~ 7.0 mm] (In steps of 0.1 mm / Default: 1.5 mm)
The upper limit of the head gap varies with media thickness.
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
MEDIA DETECT
Detection method
Set the method for detecting the media
Available setting values: [SELECT, WIDTH] ( Default: SELECT)
SELECT
WIDTH
Select whether to detect a roll media (detect only the width) or to detect a cut sheet media (detect
the width and length).
The printer will detect only the width without requireing any key input.
Detection at media cutting
Set the detection method at media cutting.
Available setting values: [BOTH EDGE, LEFT EDGE, RIGHT EDGE, NONE] ( Default: BOTH EDGE)
The setting values for each user type are stored separately from those for other user types.
SETUP RESET
Reset the settings of the setup functions assigned to the user types 1 to 4 to the default values.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions
The maintenance functions described here are to be executed to keep the printer in good condition.
To carry out maintenance of the printer, select [MAINTENANCE] from the FUNCTION menu and make the
necessary settings.
The maintenance of the station can be performed independently by pressing the [ST.MAINT] key.
List of functions
This section describes briefly the maintenance functions and their setting values.
Name
ST.MAINTENANCE
CR.MAINTENANCE
HD.MAINTENANCE
DROP.POScorrect
PG DROP ADJUST.
SLEEP SET UP
ROUTINE SETUP
WIPER LEVEL
HEAD SELECT
MEDIA RESIDUAL
BeforeMovingIt.
6-12
Function
Clean the inside of the station and ink discharge passage and replace the
wiper.
(CARRIAGE OUT, WIPER EXCHANGE, NOZZLE WASH, DISWAY
WASH, CUSTODY WASH, PUMP TUBE WASH, WIPER WASH)
Move the head unit to the left end of the printer and perform maintenance of
the heads and their surrounding parts.
Perform various maintenance operations of the heads.
(FILL UP INK, DISCHARGE&WASH, MaintWashLiquid)
Once the head height or ink type is changed, correct the dot position.
Set the reference value for correcting the misalignment of the ink fall points
between outward trip and homeward trip in bi-directional printing when the
head height has been changed.
This function must be executed whenever the ink type has been changed or
initial charge with ink has been performed.
Perform head cleaning and flushing operation to prevent nozzle clogging.
(REFRESH, TUBE WASH, CLEANING)
Set the functions to be executed periodically while the printer is in stand-by
mode.
(ROUTINE WIPING, REFRESH, TUBE WASH, CLEANING)
Make setting so that the printer gives the wiper replacement warning earlier
than standard depending on the operating environment.
Select the head(s) to be used for printing.
Make setting of the media remaining amount display function.
Use this function to lock the station when the printer is to be transported.
Refer to
p. 4-7
p. 4-27
p. 3-32
p. 5-9
p. 4-19
p. 3-36
p. 3-27
p. 4-30
p. 4-33
p. 4-39
p. 5-9
p. 6-14
p. 6-15
CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions
Setting a maintenance function
Take the following steps on the operation panel to execute a maintenance function.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
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FUNCTION
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select a maintenance function and make setting.
Operation procedure with the [ST.MAINT] key (ST.MAINTENANCE)
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
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2 Press the [ST.MAINT] key.
As [ST.MAINTENANCE] is displayed, perform each maintenance operation.
ST.MAINTENANCE
CARRIAGE OUT
<ent>
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions
Make setting of the media remaining amount display function [MEDIA
RESIDUAL]
Set ON/OFF of the media remaining amount display function. (Normally OFF)
With the media remaining amount display function set to ON, the media remaining amount is displayed in
REMOTE mode.
(With this function set to OFF and with a cut sheet, the print length is displayed.)
The media feed during printing or with any of the JOG keys is reflected on media remaining amount. Input
the media length (initial value of remaining amount) when the roll media is detected.
When no media length is input, the print length is displayed.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
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width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [MEDIA RESIDUAL] by pressing the [] key 9 times and press the [ENTER]
key.
9
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
MEDIA RESIDUAL
<ent>
3 Press the [ENTER] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and set the setting of
remaining amount to ON or OFF by pressing the [] or [] key.
Register the setting by pressing the [ENTER] key.
MEDIA RESIDUAL
SET UP
<ent>
4 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MAINTENANCE functions
Moving the printer safely [BeforeMovingIt.]
Use this function to lock the station when the printer is to be moved.
Use this function when the printer is to be moved in such a way that some vibration is expected.
However, when the printer is to be moved, be sure to contact your dealer or an office of MIMAKI.
„ Move the printer with the level adjusters of the take-up device in the raised
position.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MAINTENANCE] using
the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
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width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
2 Select [BeforeMovingIt.] by pressing the [] key 10 times and press the [ENTER] key.
10
times
MAINTENANCE
ST.MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
<ent>
BeforeMovingIt.
<ent>
3 Make preparation for moving the printer.
When preparation has been made, press the [ENTER] key.
∗ PLEASE POWER-OFF ∗
ThePreparation which
a device is moved to
BeforeMovingIt.
START
BeforeMovingIt.
: ent
∗∗ COMPLETED ∗∗
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4 Turn the main power supply OFF, unplug the power cable, and move the printer.
When moving the printer, it must be held up by at least two people as illustrated below.
The cover of the printer may break if it is pressed hard.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
List of functions
This section describes briefly the machine setup functions and their setting values.
Name
DEODORIZE FAN
DRYNESS FEED
CONFIRM. FEED
TIME SET
UNIT SETUP
STAMP SETUP
MACHINE NAME
INFORMATION
Function
Make operation settings of the exhaust fan.
Change the feed operation after printing.
Set whether or not to perform feeding the media after test printing for
checking of the printing result.
Set the date and time on the printer.
Change the units of temperature, length and area to be used with the printer.
Make settings for outputting the date and time and printing conditions after
printing.
When the printer is connected through the USB 2.0 interface to a system to
which two or more machines are connected, set the identifier of the printer
to have the system recognize it.
Display various information.
The items in [INFORMATION] can be set individually by pressing the
[INFORMATION] key.
Refer to
p. 6-19
p. 6-19
p. 6-19
p. 6-19
p. 6-20
p. 6-20
p. 6-21
p. 6-22
Functions of [INFORMATION] key
This section describes briefly the [INFORMATION] functions and their setting values.
Name
ERROR HISTORY
MAINTE. HISTORY
PRT.modeHISTORY
LIST
VERSION
Serial&DealerNo
Function
Displays the history of errors.
Displays the records of the date and time when maintenance functions were
used.
Displays the history of information (printing conditions) of the online printing that has been performed up to now.
Prints the data for the operator to check the settings of the printer.
Displays various version information of the equipment.
Displays serial No. and dealer No. of the printer.
Refer to
p. 6-22
p. 6-22
p. 6-22
p. 6-22
p. 6-24
p. 6-24
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
Setting a MACHINE SETUP
The operation described below on the operation panel is required to execute machine setup functions.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [MACHINE SETUP]
using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
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width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
FUNCTION
MACHINE SETUP
2 Select a machine setting function and make setting.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
Outline of the machine setup functions
DEODORIZE FAN
Set operation of the exhaust fan.
STOP TIME
Set the time from the completion of printing to the stop of the fan.
Available setting values: [ CONT. , 0 ~ 240 min ] ( Default: 120 min [In steps of 10 minutes] )
[CONT.] means that the fan is always kept operating.
RENEW
Change fan operation. ( The fan motor operates according to the setting.)
Available setting values: [ON , OFF]
The setting is not stored in memory.
The exhaust fan always operates during printing and behaves according to the setting of the stop timer after
completion of printing.
DRYNESS FEED
Set whether or not to perform feeding for media drying.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF]
With DRYNESS FEED set to ON, the printer feeds the media up to the location of the after-heater where
the media is dried.
After waiting for a period of time that has been set by the setup Function (DRYING TIME - DRAWend),
the printer performs the next printing (media cutting). No back feed is performed. (Printing will be started
at the position to which the media has been fed for media drying.)
CONFIRM. FEED
Set whether or not to perform feeding the media after test printing for checking of the printing result.
Available setting values: [ON , OFF]
With CONFIRM. FEED set to ON, the media after completion of printing will be fed up to a position
where the print result can be checked on the platen.
In addition, when CONFIRM. FEED has been set to ON, [BACK FEED] can be set to ON using the
[FUNCTION] key.
The [BACK FEED] function returns to the original position the media that has been fed by the [CONFIRM. FEED] function.
Available setting values: [ON , OFF]
TIME SET
Set the date and time on the printer.
A past date and time up to 8 o’clock can be input.
If you have set a time in the future by mistake, the setting value can be returned to the previous setting
value by pressing the [FUNCTION] key. However, it is only the last previous setting value that the setting
made by mistake can be returned to.
The actually indicated last previous setting time is the last previous setting value plus the actually elapsed
time.
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Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
UNIT SETUP
Set the units of measure to be used with the printer.
Temperature
Set the unit of temperature.
Available setting values: [° C ( Centigrade) , ° F ( Fahrenheit) ]
Length
Select the unit system for the units of length and area.
Available setting values: [mm , inch]
Unit system
Millimetre
Inch
Units
mm
inch , mil
m
ft
m²
ft²
STAMP SETUP
Set whether or not to output the printing conditions and the date and time of printing.
With STAMP SETUP set to ON, the printer prints the conditions and the date and time after completion of
printing one file.
Available setting values: [ON , OFF]
With STAMP SETUP set to ON, the printer outputs the following particulars after printing on each page.
ƒ Machine name
ƒ F / W Version
ƒ Resolution
ƒ Number of divisions
ƒ Printing direction
ƒ Scanning speed
ƒ Number of layers
ƒ Media feed correction value
ƒ Head gap
ƒ Ink type & number of colors
ƒ Heater setting temperatures PRE / PRINT / AFTER
ƒ Date and time of printing
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
MACHINE NAME
When the printer is connected through the USB 2.0 interface to a system to which two or more machines
are connected, set the identifier of the printer to have the system recognize it.
As a machine name, enter only the printer number in the form [JV5 - ∗∗ (printer number) ].
Available setting values: [01 ~ 99] ( Default: 01)
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Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
INFORMATION
INFORMATION, one of the MACHINE SETUP functions, consists of menus for checking the information of the printer.
This function can be activated directly by pressing the [INFORMATION] key.
Item
ERROR HISTORY
MAINTE. HISTORY
PRT.modeHISTORY
LIST
VERSION
Serial&DealerNo
Description
Displays the history of errors and warnings.
Displays the history of the use of maintenance functions
Displays printing history.
Prints the printer setting information.
Displays the equipment versions.
Displays serial No. and dealer No. of the printer.
ERROR HISTORY
Displays the history of the errors and warnings the printer has developed up to now.
Using the [] or [] key, the errors and warnings can be displayed one by one in the order of occurrence.
Display: Date and time (YY, MM, DD, hh, mm) of occurrence, Description of error or warning
MAINTE. HISTORY
Displays the records of the date and time when maintenance functions were used.
The display relates chiefly to manual cleaning functions or automatic cleaning functions (by SLEEP SET
UP or ROUTINE SETUP).
One LCD shows the record of one maintenance operation.
PRT.modeHISTORY
Displays the information (printing conditions) of the online printing that has been performed up to now
since power-on. (Max. 50)
Using [] or [] key, the display can be changed in the order of printing.
Display: Date, history number, resolution, number of passes, printing direction, data format (Variable /
Normal), scanning speed, number of layers, print lenght (at completion of printing)
LIST
Prints the settings of the printer.
The output format is as shown below. (The format, however, varies with the settings of [DISPLAY] and
[UNIT SETUP].)
Title, version information, and printer serial No.
The title, version information, printer serial No. are printed in the top line of the list.
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Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
Settings of the setup functions (grouped for each user type)
Settings of the maintenance functions
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking MACHINE SETUP functions
Settings of the machine setup functions
Settings of NCU
Settings of DISPLAY
Date and time
VERSION
Displays version information of the equipment.
Item
Model
Main F / W Version
NCU F / W Version
I / F type
I / F , F / W Version
MRL-III command Version
Display
JV5-1x0S
∗ . ∗∗
∗ . ∗∗
USB I / F
∗ . ∗∗
∗ . ∗∗
Remarks
USB 2.0
Serial&DealerNo
Displays the serial No. and dealer No. of the printer.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Invoking NCU functions
Invoking NCU functions
List of functions
This section describes briefly the NCU functions and their setting values.
Name
NOZZLE CHECK
NG ACTION (*1)
NG JUDGEMENT (*1)
COND.INDICATION
Function
Set whether or not to perform nozzle missing detection.
Set the operation of the printer to be performed in case the preset number of
or more missing nozzles are detected and thus NG judgment is made. (*2)
Set the number of missing nozzles for NG judgment. (*2)
Displays the status of the NCU.
Refer to
p. 6-26
p. 6-26
p. 6-27
p. 6-27
„ NG (*1): Bad nozzle condition.
„ NG (*2): One or more bad nozzles have been located on print head.
Setting a NCU functions
The operation described below on the operation panel is required to execute NCU functions.
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode, and then select [NCU] using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
FUNCTION
NCU
<ENT>
2 Select an NCU function and make setting.
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Invoking NCU functions
Outline of the NCU functions
The NCU functions consist of operations concerning the nozzle missing detection function.
Setting
Make settings of the function that monitors nozzle missing with the nozzle check unit.
Nozzle check
Set whether or not to perform nozzle missing detection.
Available setting values: [ON, OFF] (Default: ON)
NG ACTION (*1)
NG ACTION [DURING THE DRAW] (*1)
Set the operation of the printer during printing in case a preset number of missing nozzles or more are
detected and thus NG judgment is made. (*2)
„ NG (*1): Bad nozzle condition.
„ NG (*2): One or more bad nozzles have been located on print head.
CONTINUE
CLEANING&CONT
CLEANING&STOP
STOP
The printer keeps on printing. (Default)
Corrects clogged nozzles by cleaning.
Whether the printer succeeds or fails in cleaning, it restarts printing.
Corrects clogged nozzles by cleaning.
If the printer fails in cleaning, it does not restart printing.
Stops printing.
The detail setting menu for cleaning is displayed by pressing the [FUNCTION] key with [CLEANING&CONT] or [CLEANING&STOP] selected.
„ CLEANING TYPE [CLEANING&CONT], [CLEANING&STOP]
Set a type of cleaning.
Available setting values: [NORMAL, SOFT, HARD] ( Default: NORMAL)
„ RETRY COUNT [CLEANING&STOP]
Set the number of times cleaning is to be retried.
Available setting values: [0 ~ 3] (Default: 3)
With RETRY COUNT set to 3, the printer will perform cleaning operation a maximum of four times (as
long as clogged nozzles are not corrected) including the first cleaning operation.
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Invoking NCU functions
NG ACTION [AFTERtheDRAWend] (*1)
Set the operation of the printer after completion of printing of one file in case a preset number of missing
nozzles or more are detected and thus NG judgment is made. (*2)
„ NG (*1): Bad nozzle condition.
„ NG (*2): One or more bad nozzles have been located on print head.
CONTINUE
CLEANING&CONT
CLEANING&STOP
STOP
The printer keeps on printing. (Default)
Corrects clogged nozzles by cleaning.
Whether the printer succeeds or fails in cleaning, it restarts printing.
Corrects clogged nozzles by cleaning.
If the printer fails in cleaning, it does not restart printing.
Stops printing.
The detail setting menu for cleaning is displayed by pressing the [FUNCTION] key with [CLEANING&CONT] or [CLEANING&STOP] selected.
„ CLEANING TYPE [CLEANING&CONT], [CLEANING&STOP]
Set a type of cleaning.
Available setting values: [NORMAL, SOFT, HARD] ( Default: NORMAL)
„ RETRY COUNT [CLEANING&STOP]
Set the number of times cleaning is to be retried.
Available setting values: [0 ~ 3] (Default: 3)
With RETRY COUNT set to 3, the printer will perform cleaning operation a maximum of four times (as
long as clogged nozzles are not corrected) including the first cleaning operation.
ƒ Turn off the external heater when cleaning operation by NG ACTION [DURING THE DRAW] or NG
ACTION [AFTERtheDRAWend] is to be performed. (*2)
NG JUDGEMENT (*1)
Set the number of missing nozzles for judging the nozzle check NG .(*2)
„ NG (*1): Bad nozzle condition.
„ NG (*2): One or more bad nozzles have been located on print head.
„ CLOGG NZL/color
Set the number of missing nozzles per row for judging the nozzle check NG . (*2)
Available setting values: [1 ~ 180] (Default: 10)
„ CLOGG NZL/ALL
Set the total number of missing nozzles for judging the nozzle check NG . (*2)
Available setting values: [1 ~ 180] (Default: 10)
COND.INDICATION
Displays the status of the NCU.
This function displays every error that has occurred in the NCU and every error that has occurred between
NCU ↔ Main Unit.
Using the [] or [] key, the errors can be displayed one by one in the order of occurrence.
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DISPLAY setting
Set a language to be used with the printer.
Language
ƒ Japanese
ƒ English
ƒ German
ƒ French
ƒ Spanish
ƒ Italian
ƒ Portuguese
The setting is reflected on the indications on the LCDs.
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Applied settings of functions
Applied settings of functions
Initial settings can be changed, as required.
Settings of heaters
Setting items for heaters
The items that can be set for the three heaters are as described below.
SET TEMP.
Set temperature for each of the three heaters.
Set the temperature of the pre-heater.
(OFF, 20 ~ 60° C / 68 ~ 140° F)
Set the temperature of the print-heater.
PRINT HEAT
(OFF, 20 ~ 60° C / 68 ~ 140° F)
Set the temperature of the after-heater.
AFTER HEAT
(OFF, 20 ~ 70° C / 68 ~ 158° F)
PRE HEAT
SET TIME
Set the standby time and the time for turning OFF.
STANDBY
OFF TIME
Set the period of time from when printing is completed to when the heater temperature begins to
drop to the preheat temperature.
The preheat temperature is preset and cannot be changed.
If the printer receives data at the preheat temperature, the heaters automatically raise their temperatures up to the preset levels and then the printer starts printing.
When [NONE] is selected, the temperatures do not drop to the preheat level.
(NONE, 0- 90 min / In steps of 10 minutes)
The heaters are turned off in the following case:
ƒ If a preset time has passed without printing while the printer is in standby mode.
ƒ With STANDBY-[NONE] selected, there may be a case where a preset time passes without
printing after some printing and thus the heaters are turned off. If the printer receives data with
the heaters turned off, the heaters are automatically turned on to raise their temperatures up to
the preset levels and then the printer starts printing.
With [NONE] selected, the heaters are not turned off.
(NONE, 0 - 90 min / In steps of 10 minutes)
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Applied settings of functions
Detailed settings of heaters
Make settings of the pre-heater, print-heater and after-heater built in the platen.
The temperatures of heaters can be adjusted even during printing so that optimum temperatures can be
obtained.
However, it takes a heater a few minutes to more than ten minutes to reach the set temperature depending
on the ambient temperature.
„ Use this printer at 20-35° to ensure reliable printing. The heater temperatures
may not rise to the set values depending on the ambient temperature.
The temperature settings made here will be kept until the power is turned off or they are changed under any
of the following conditions:
ƒ Types are changed in FUNCTION mode.
ƒ Heater temperatures are changed in FUNCTION mode.
ƒ The heater temperatures are set on the computer.
„ The heater temperatures can be controlled on your application software if it
has a function to do so.
For setting on the application software, refer to the instruction manual for your
application software.
Setting value of temperature
°C
°F
OFF, 20~60 (70) ° C (In steps of 1 ° C)
OFF, 68~140 (158) ° F (In steps of ° F)
* There may be some values that cannot be set in steps of 1 ° F.
Rough guide for temperature setting
Heater
Pre-heater
Print-heater
After-heater
ES3 ink (media)
PVC
40
40
50
Tarpaulin
40
40
50
HS ink
FF
40
40
50
*1 Adjust each heater temperature to a value best suited to the media conditions.
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All types of media
40
40
50
CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Applied settings of functions
Setting the temperatures and standby time of heaters
Set the temperatures and standby time of heaters by the following procedure:
STEPS:
1 Make sure that the printer is in LOCAL mode.
If it is in REMOTE mode, press the [REMOTE] key once.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
2 Select [SET UP] using the [FUNCTION] key and press the [ENTER] key twice.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
FUNCTION
SET UP
<ENT>
Twice
3 Select [HEATER] by pressing the [] key twice and press the [ENTER] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
Twice
[1]
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
[1]
MEDIA COMP.
<ent>
HEATER
<ent>
4 At this point, either of [SET TEMP.] and [SET TIME] can be selected by pressing the
[] or [] key.
PRE
PRT
AFT
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
35°C
40°C
50°C
[1] HEATER
SET TEMP.
[1] HEATER
<ent>
SET TIME
<ent>
5 Press the [ENTER] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and input the setting val-
ues of heater temperatures using appropriate ones of the [], [], [] and [] keys.
Use the [] or [] key to change the setting values of temperatures, the [] or [] key to move the cursor,
and the [ENTER] key to register the setting values in memory.
INPUT RANGE
OFF, 20 - 60 °C
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
Input range:
PRE [OFF, 20 - 60] ° C
PRT [OFF, 20 - 60] ° C
AFT [OFF, 20 - 70] ° C
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Applied settings of functions
6 Press the [] key to go to the lower level of hierarchy and set [SET TIME].
Use the [] or [] key to change the seting value of the time, the [] or [] key to move the cursor, and the
[ENTER] key to register the setting values in memory. (0 ~ 90 min (In steps of 10 minutes) )
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
StandbySwitchoverTIM
NONE, 0 - 90 min
[1] HEATER
SET TIME
STANDBY
<ent>
10 min
7 Press the [END] key several times.
The printer returns to LOCAL mode.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
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: OFF TIME
:
NONE
CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
How to operate function menus
How to operate function menus
The following pages show the operating procedures and the messages displayed on the LCDs, using the following icons.
For detailed information of operation procedures, refer to the relevant pages.
Icon
Description
This icon means pressing the [FUNCTION] key once.
This operation is used to enter [FUNCTION mode] or to go to the lower level of hierarchy.
This icon means using appropriate ones of the [], [], [] and [] keys.
This icon means pressing the [] or [] key to switch between the alternate sub setting displays or to
change the setting value or item.
This icon means pressing the [] or [] key to switch between setting values or items.
This icon means pressing the [ENTER] key once to execute the setting value or item that is currently
displayed.
This kind of icon means pressing the indicated key once.
( This icon means pressing the [ST.MAINT] key once.)
This icon means pressing the [END] key to cancel the execution.
This graphic represents the display.
This graphic shows the behavior of the printer activated as a result of key operation.
This graphic shows the set value of a menu item.
This graphic shows the message displayed as a result of operation.
This graphic shows the work other than the menu operations on the operation panel which you are
required to do for the printer. This graphic is used together with the icon
.
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C HAP TE R 6 O p e r a tio n fo r F u n c tio n s
Functions related to the cutter
Functions related to the cutter
When the media is to be cut at a desired position
Cut the media at any desired position without using the [AUTO CUT] function.
(Refer to “Cutting the media after completion of printing (p.3-43)” )
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
ORIGIN SET UP
ƒMove the carriage and media using JOG keys so that the carriage
is located at the position where cutting is to be started.
ƒWhen [HEAD GAP] has been set to 4.1 mm or more, media cutting cannot be performed.
MEDIA CUT
<ENT>
MEDIA CUTTING PLEASE WAIT
The media is cut.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Functions related to print quality
Functions related to print quality
With function menus of the printer, the print quality can be checked and setting can be changed to improve the
print quality.
Correcting media feed during printing [FEED COMPENSATION.]
With the [MEDIA COMP.] function, as already described, operation is executed in LOCAL mode. However, the operation described here is to be executed to correct the media feed rate in REMOTE mode or
during printing of image data.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
R. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
∗∗.∗∗ m
FEED COMPENSATION.
0
FEED COMPENSATION.
0
-255 ∼ 255
1
ƒChange is
canceled
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
R. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
∗∗.∗∗ m
FEED COMPENSATION.
SAVE
:ent
ƒThe correction value is valid temporarily. The correction value will be canceled
when media detection is performed again or power is turned off.
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Functions related to ink
Functions related to ink
When ink sets (4-color and 6-color) are to be changed
PRE
PRT
AFT
35°C
40°C
50°C
L. ∗ >
[JV5-01]
width : ∗∗∗∗ mm
MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
ST.MAINTENANCE
<ent>
HD.MAINTENANCE
<ENT>
FILL UP INK
<ent>
DISCHARGE&WASH
Ink discharge.
Being discharged
PLEASE WAIT
<ent>
ƒRemove the ink car-
Remove cartridges.
tridges.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ------------------------------
MMCC YYKK KKYY CCMM
Check the
condition
Processing
completed
Set all washing
It is being absorbed
liquid cartridges.
ƒSet the cleaning liquid
PLEASE WAIT
cartridge.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ------------------------------
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
Check the
condition
Processing
completed
Remove all washing
It'sBeingDischarged.
PLEASE WAIT
ƒRemove the cleaning
liquid cartridges.
liquid cartridge.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ------------------------------
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
Processing
completed
Check the
condition
Set all washing
It is being absorbed
liquid cartridges.
ƒSet the cleaning liquid
PLEASE WAIT
cartridge.
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
Check the
condition
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ -----------------------------Processing
completed
(Continued to the next page)
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Functions related to ink
When ink sets (4-color and 6-color) are to be changed (continued)
Remove all washing
It'sBeingDischarged.
PLEASE WAIT
ƒRemove the cleaning
liquid cartridges.
liquid cartridge.
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ------------------------------
1234 5678 9ABC DEFG
Processing
completed
Check the
condition
Please select according
to situation.
COMPLETED <
> WASH
Do you discharge a
Remove a maint.wash.
mainte.Wash.liquid ?
ƒRemove the cleaning
liquid cartridge.
liquid cartridge.
No <
> Yes
There is a CARTRIDGE
Check the
condition
It'sBeingDischarged.
PLEASE WAIT
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ -----------------------------Processing
completed
HD.MAINTENANCE
DISCHARGE&WASH
ƒAn adjustment by a service engineer is required if you change ink
types when performing ink filling.
<ent>
Choose an ink type.
InkType
ES3 Sol
ES3 Sol , HS Sol
Choose an ink type.
ES3 InkSet
4-Color (YCMKKMCY)
4-Color (YCMKKMCY)
6-Color (MCcKYCMm)
Set all ES3 INK
cartridges.
ES3-4Color
--C- M-KK K--M CCY-
FILLING UP NOW.
PLEASE WAIT
ES3-4Color
∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ ------------------------------
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Function Flowchart [BOOT]
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Function Flowchart [LOCAL mode]
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Function Flowchart [REMOTE mode]
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Function Flowchart [REMOTE mode]
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CHAPTER 6 Operation for Functions
Function Flowchart [FUNCTION Key]
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