Seiko I Infotech IP-5610 User`s guide

User's Guide
U00114186304
Solvent Ink Color Inkjet Printer
IP-5610
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Seiko I Infotech Inc.
IP-5610 Solvent Ink Color Inkjet Printer User's Guide
Documents Number U00114186300, First Edition, February 2009
U00114186301, Second Edition, April 2009
U00114186302, Third Edition, March 2010
U00114186303, Fourth Edition, June 2010
U00114186304, Fifth Edition, October 2012
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and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including
consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to
typographical, arithmetic, or listing errors.
Please address any questions, comments, and suggestions to the regional office on:
http://www.seiko-i.com/corp/offices.html
This guide acknowledges the following trademarks :
is a trademark of Seiko Instruments Inc.
All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
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company’s product IP-5610 conforms the EMC directive (2004/108/EC)) and low voltage directive
(2006/95/EC).
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Germany
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Seiko I Infotech Inc.
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Phone : +81 43 211 1363
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Introduction
Thank you very much for purchasing the IP-5610 Color Inkjet Printer (hereafter simply
called the printer below.)
The printer is a color inkjet printer equipped with built-in USB interface that adopts the
dye-sublimation transfer printing ink and supports the media of up to 64 inch width.
This guide, the IP-5610 Solvent ink Color Inkjet Printer User’s Guide, describes such information for use as features and functions of the printer and the
printing procedure. In addition, troubleshooting is also described.
Read sections suitable for your purpose.
The following items should be read before reading Section 1.
- Components delivered with this product
- Safety precautions
- Handling precautions
- Manual legend (notational rules)
Read these items to use the printer safely and properly. Keep this manual in a
place where you can quickly access it at any time.
Components delivered with this product
The following components are delivered with the product.
If any item is missing or damaged, contact your dealer where the printer was
purchased.
Basic configuration item
Printer <1 unit>
- equipped with USB interface
- mounted with the take-up reel unit
Supplied Accessories
Roll Media (For adjustment)
<1 piece>
Ink cartridge set
6 colors (Y, M, C, K, Lc, Lm)
3 inch flange
<2 pieces>
Flange spacer
<2 pieces>
Power cable
<1 piece>
USB2.0 cable
<1 piece>
<1 set>
Media cutter blade
<1 piece>
Hex wrench
<1 piece>
Print head set
<1 set>
-
Daily maintenance kit
<1 set>
Cap Cleaning Liquid : 300 ml / 1PC
Wiper Cleaning Liquid : 200 ml / 3PCS
Cleaning Swab
: 10 pieces
Cap Cleaning stick : 1 piece
Cap Cleaning roller : 30 pieces
Tweezers
: 1 piece
Wiper blade
: 1 piece
Wiper sponge
<1 piece>
User's
IP-56
Spanner
<1 piece>
Phillips screwdriver
<1 piece>
Waste ink bottle
<1 bottle>
Guide
10
Troubleshooting
User’s Guide
<1 volume, This
Guide
guide>
<1 volume>
- Ink is consumed during the initial filling when the printer is installed. Therefore, all of ink may not be
used for printing.
i
Options
- 3 inch flange (IP-151) : 1 - 2 inch flange (IP-152) : 1
- Exhaust attachment (IP-265) : 1
- Blower unit (IP-182) : 1
Consumables
Cleaning liquid cartridge set (IP5-138 or IP5-714)
<1 set>
- Cleaning liquid cartridge : 6 pieces
Storage liquid cartridge set (IP5-107 or IP5-713)
<1 set>
- Storage liquid cartridge : 6 pieces
Daily maintenance kit (IP5-230 or IP5-710)
<1 set>
-
Cap Cleaning Liquid
Wiper Cleaning Liquid
Cleaning Swab
Cap Cleaning stick
Cap Cleaning roller
Tweezers
Wiper blade
: 300 ml / 1PC
: 200 ml / 3PCS
: 10 pieces
: 1 piece
: 30 pieces
: 1 piece
: 1 piece
Waste ink bottle
(IP5-139 or IP5-109)
<1 piece>
Wiper blade
(IP5-122)
<2 pieces>
Cap cleaning roller set
(IP5-147)
<30 pieces>
Wiper cleaning liquid set (IP5-231 or IP5-712)
<1 set>
- Wiper cleaning liquid (200 ml) : 3 bottles
Media cutter blade
(IP5-124)
<1 piece>
Cap cleaning liquid set (IP5-136)
<1 set>
Cap cleaning stick
(IP5-120)
<1 piece>
(1 piece of cap cleaning roller is supplied.)
* Options and consumables can be ordered separately.
ii
Cleaning swab
(IP6-147)
<300 pieces>
Ink cartridge
(Y, M, C, K, Lc, Lm)
g As to types, refer to P.1-12.
Wiper sponge (IP5-123)
<1 piece>
Safety precautions
The following symbols are used in this manual to ensure the proper use of the
printer and to prevent the printer from being damaged.
Follow the instructions marked with these symbols.
WARNING
Serious personal injury or death :
Failure to follow the guidelines
marked with this symbol could result
in serious personal injury or death.
CAUTION
Minor personal injury or product and /
or peripheral damage :
Failure to follow the guidelines
marked with this symbol could result
in minor personal injury or product
and / or peripheral damage.
Example of symbols :
This symbol ( ) denotes items that require special care
while executing a certain procedure or operation.
This symbol (
This symbol ( ) denotes items you should follow to prevent accidents or injury.
) denotes items that are forbidden.
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WARNING
Ensure to read cautions below before use.
Use the power supply voltage specified on the nameplate. DO NOT plug several
devices into one electrical outlet as this might result in fire or electric shock.
Make sure the printer is well grounded. If not, a short circuit may cause fire or
electrical shock.
DO NOT disassemble or remodel the printer. DO NOT repair the printer yourself.
Doing so may cause fire, electric shock or personal injury.
DO NOT damage, break, process, or heat the power cable. If it is damaged,
replace it with a new one. Using a damaged power cable may cause fire or
electric shock.
NEVER use the printer in a place of extreme humidity or any place where it can
possibly be splashed by any liquids. If any liquids get into the printer, it could
lead to fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
DO NOT remove the covers attached to the printer because they contain highvoltage and extremely hot parts. Doing so may might result in an electric shock
or burn.
DO NOT allow metal or liquids to touch the internal parts of the printer.
Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
DO NOT disconnect or connect the power cable with wet hands. Doing so may
lead to electric shock.
Turn the printer off and unplug the power cable immediately after it thundered.
Power OFF the printer and unplug the power cable from the power outlet in
any of the following cases :
- When putting your hands inside the printer.
- Smoke, strange noise or smells generate from the printer.
- A piece of metal or any liquid touches the internal parts or slot of the printer.
- An error requiring service by a service center occurs.
DO NOT put your hand unnecessarily inside the printer such as covers, ventilator opening and ink cartridge slot. Doing so may result in personal injury. Even
if the printer is not operating, it may perform a function automatically. Use caution with the printer even if it is not printing.
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The ink used for the device contains petroleum solvent (Iso Alkanes (C13-16)),
Since the ink is flammable, never operate near open flame.
DO NOT swallow ink and avoid contact with eyes. It will cause respiratory
distress and can harm the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse with clean water
and consult a doctor immediately. If swallowed, do not try to induce vomiting.
Consult a doctor immediately.
Keep accessories and consumables such as ink cartridges and Media cutter
blades out of reach of children.
If the printer is stained with ink, wipe the ink off the printer immediately.
If left as stained, parts may be broken or paints may come off.
CAUTION
Ensure to read cautions below before use.
Since the media rolls are heavy, handle them with care. If dropped, personal
injury may result.
Always hold the power cable or the USB cable by the plug or the connector
when connecting or disconnecting the power cable or the USB cable.
Never pull on the cable because this may damage it and create risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury.
DO NOT get ink on your skin or clothes. Wash off any ink immediately with
soapy water.
DO NOT place media rolls on tables or unlevel areas where it could fall.
If dropped or falls, it may lead to injury. To prevent falling, lock the casters.
In order to ensure the safe operation of the printer, note all of the cautions
and warnings contained throughout this manual.
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Handling precautions
Power supply
1. Install the printer near an easily accessible electrical outlet.
2. Do not provide power to the printer through the same power line as for noisegenerating devices, such as a motor.
3. Use the voltage specified on the nameplates of printer and option.
4. Connect one power cable to an electrical outlet. Do not plug several devices into
one electrical outlet.
Printer
1. Do not place anything on top of the printer. Do not rest your elbows on the
printer.
Handle it with care. Do not do anything that will result in impact to the printer.
2. When opening or closing the cover, hold the center of the cover by both hands
and open or close it gently.
3. Before connecting or disconnecting the interface connector, turn the printer off.
4. Do not clean the surface of the cover with benzene or paint thinner. The coating
may come off or deteriorate.
Wipe the cover clean with a soft cloth. If the cover is very dirty, use a cloth moistened with a neutral detergent.
5. Handle a Print head with care.
• Do not touch it unnecessarily or scratch it.
• Do not touch the bottom (nozzle surface).
Regular inspection and maintenance
As the intrinsic characteristics of dye-sublimation transfer printing ink necessitates it,
the following regular inspection and maintenance must be performed
1. Clean the Capping unit every week.
2. Check visually the remaining wiper cleaning liquid everyday.
3. Perform the Print head cleaning [normal] every week.
4. Perform the service cleaning when leaving the printer for long time (2 weeks or
more at power off state.)
5. Perform the head wash and the ink charge before printing when leaving the
printer for long time.
For various periodic inspection and maintenance, refer to [Section 4 Maintenance
and Adjustment / Replacement].
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Consumables
1. SIIT highly recommends you to use only SIIT standard or recommended consumables such as media, ink, and cleaning liquid for the printer.
Generic consumables have the potential to cause damage to the printer, leading
to interference in normal operation, and SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if any issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part by the use of non-SIITstandard or non-SIIT-recommended consumables.
2. Do not use ink past the date of expiration as this may cause a breakdown.
3. Put a used ink cartridge into a plastic bag and dispose of it as hazardous waste.
Observe local regulations for disposal of Waste ink bottles.
4. The level in the Waste ink bottle must be periodically checked by visual inspection to prevent overflow.
5. Check Waste ink bottle regularly for leaks.
6. When the Waste ink bottle is installed or removed, place a sheet below so as not
to stain the floor with spilled ink.
7. Store ink in a dark and cool place.
NEVER store ink in a high temperature or direct sunlight.
Ink change characteristic if exposed to direct sunlight.
8. SIIT highly recommends you to use SIIT-specified media only for the printer. The
other media have the potential to cause damage to the printer, and SIIT reserves
the right to void the warranty if any issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part
by the use of non-SIIT-specified media.
Printer warranty
1. To understand the performances and functions of this printer, and use it safely,
read this guide.
2. The use of consumables, accessories, and options other than the products specified by Seiko I Infotech Inc. have the potential to cause damage to the printer,
and SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if any issue is deemed by SIIT to
be caused in part by the use of non-SIIT-specified or non-SIIT- recommended
consumables, accessories, and options. SIIT highly recommends you to use SIITstandard or -recommended ones only for the printer.
3. To ensure quality, the expiration date is on the ink, storage liquid, cap cleaning
liquid and wiper cleaning liquid.
Expiration date of use: Do not use after expiration.
vii
Manual legend (Notational rules)
The following notations used for text and keys / LCD in this guide are as follows.
Notations
WARNING
- Boxes marked with a "WARNING" describe points of caution for avoiding
serious personal injury.
CAUTION
- Boxes marked with a "CAUTION" describe points of caution for avoiding
injury to yourself or damage to the printer.
Note
- They explain the important items and cautions that should be kept when
operated.
To avoid troubles of the printer or prevent damages or wrong operation,
ensure to read.
HINT : Hint mark
The hint symbol describes operations that make using or handling the
printer easier.
Reference mark
This mark is followed by a reference section or page number.
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Key / LCD notations
(Example 1) Keys and LCDnotations in a sentence
shows the LCD on the
operation panel.
shows the key on the
operation panel.
1
Press
key to set the
printer to the offline.
hINK
fMEDIA
MEDIA REGi
M.ADVg
The menu group (The first layer
menu) is displayed.
2
Press
key to enter in
the second layer menu.
hRE WIND
fPH.REC
FORM FEEDi
PH.MAIN g
3
Press
key once more to
enter in the third layer menu.
hPRINTER
fADJUST
SE TUPi
HEATERg
4
Select the menu with
,
,
,
keys.
For example, enter in the function
key.
menu with
Shows the key to be used for
selection.
(Example h :
key)
(Example 2) Transition of LCD state and the key operation in a sentence
INITIALIZING...
PLEASE WAIT
hINK
fMEDIA
MEDIA REGi
M.ADVg
Shows the key on the
operation panel.
PRINTER READY
R OLL : 1625 / PAPER
hRE WIND
fPH.REC
Shows that the LCD menu automatically
changes without key operation.
FORM FEEDi
PH.MAIN g
Shows that the LCD menu switches with
key operation.
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Starting out...
Connect to a computer.
Turn on the power.
P.2-2
P.2-3
Replace the ink cartridge.
Load the roll media.
P.2-46
P.2-7
Register the media.
Replace the media.
Media name
Head height
Print mode
Media advance value
P.2-14
P.2-12
Turn off the power.
P.2-3
x
Regular Inspection (Maintenance)
(Maintenance)
1 Check the Waste ink bottle.
2 Check the wiper cleaning
liquid.
P.4-3
P.4-3
3
Check stains on the
Wiper Blade.
4
P.4-6
P.4-4
5
Implementation of
Print head cleaning
[ NORMAL ALL ].
Clean the Capping unit.
6
Implementation of
nozzle print.
#PH RECO V ERY
>NORMAL AL L
P.4-19
P.4-8
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When you want to . . .
Print on the cut media (sheet).
Print on the margin of media.
P.2-15
P.2-39
Change the heater temperature
during printing.
Change the media advance
value during printing.
P.2-41
P.4-32
Print on the thick media.
Switch off the printer for a long
period of time.
…ZZZ
P.4-10
P.2-44
Clean the printer.
P.4-14
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With new media, the printer needs to be adjusted.
When replacing with new media
Media advance value setting
P.4-28
Adjust the advance amount of the media.
Adjustment of the Print head bi-direction position
Adjust the ink target position in the bi-directional print.
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P.4-34
Replacement/Trouble
Replacement/Trouble
Replace consumable.
Media cutter blade
Wiper sponge
P.4-25
Wiper cleaning liquid
P.4-27
Wiper blade
P.4-23
P.4-21
Waste ink bottle
P.2-48
The panel operation becomes
inoperative.
The warning message is displayed.
PERFORM DAILY
MAINTENANCE NOW
P.5-13 to
P.5-6, P.5-13
The media is slantingly advanced.
The heater does not warm up.
P.
2-41
P.2-7, P.2-33, P.2-34
Smears or stripes appear on the print.
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P.5-15 to
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Components delivered with this product… …………………………………… i
Safety precautions… ………………………………………………………… iii
Handling precautions… ……………………………………………………… vi
Manual legend (Notational rules)… ………………………………………… viii
Overview
Operating conditions… ……………………………………………………… 1-2
Installation space……………………………………………………………… 1-2
Environmental conditions… ………………………………………………… 1-3
Appearance / Name and function of each part… …………………………… 1-4
Printer front (Paper exit side)… ………………………………………………
Printer rear (Paper feed side)… ………………………………………………
Print head………………………………………………………………………
Capping unit… ………………………………………………………………
Printer heater unit… …………………………………………………………
Operation Panel… ……………………………………………………………
1-4
1-5
1-6
1-6
1-7
1-8
Options………………………………………………………………………… 1-9
Exhaust attachment……………………………………………………………
2 inch flange… ………………………………………………………………
3 inch flange… ………………………………………………………………
Blower unit… …………………………………………………………………
1-9
1-9
1-9
1-9
Consumables… …………………………………………………………… 1-10
Media… ………………………………………………………………………
Ink… …………………………………………………………………………
Waste ink bottle… ……………………………………………………………
Daily maintenance kit… ………………………………………………………
Cap cleaning liquid… …………………………………………………………
Wiper cleaning liquid set………………………………………………………
Cap cleaning stick… …………………………………………………………
Cap cleaning roller set…………………………………………………………
Cleaning swab…………………………………………………………………
Wiper blade……………………………………………………………………
Media cutter blade… …………………………………………………………
Wiper sponge… ………………………………………………………………
Storage liquid cartridge set… …………………………………………………
Cleaning liquid cartridge set… ………………………………………………
1-10
1-12
1-14
1-15
1-15
1-16
1-16
1-16
1-16
1-17
1-17
1-17
1-17
1-17
LCD display and state of printer… ………………………………………… 1-18
How to read LCD… …………………………………………………………… 1-18
C-1
Basic operation
Connection to a computer… ………………………………………………… 2-2
System configuration (Connection example)… ……………………………… 2-2
Connecting procedure………………………………………………………… 2-2
Power ON / OFF procedure… ………………………………………………… 2-3
Power-on procedure… ……………………………………………………… 2-4
Power-off procedure… ……………………………………………………… 2-6
Media replacement… ………………………………………………………… 2-7
Roll media installation procedure… …………………………………………
Roll media removal procedure…………………………………………………
When the roll media exhausts and the roll media is replaced…………………
When replacing the roll media due to jamming ………………………………
Cut media installation procedure………………………………………………
Cut media removal procedure…………………………………………………
2-7
2-13
2-14
2-14
2-15
2-15
How to use the take-up reel unit…………………………………………… 2-16
Install the media on the take-up reel unit… …………………………………
Tension take-up / Loose take-up setting………………………………………
Take-up switch setting…………………………………………………………
Using a 2 inch core… …………………………………………………………
When the media cannot be winded in Loose take-up mode… ………………
2-16
2-20
2-21
2-22
2-23
How to use the blower unit (option)… …………………………………… 2-31
Set the blower unit to the printer… ………………………………………… 2-31
Handling the media…………………………………………………………… 2-32
How to use the media edge guards…………………………………………
How to switch the pressure…………………………………………………
How to use the lifter…………………………………………………………
Cut the media… ……………………………………………………………
Feeding the media [Feed]… ………………………………………………
Rewind the media [Back Feed]………………………………………………
How to use the origin setting function… …………………………………
Changing temperature using the heater control menu……………………
Change the Print head height………………………………………………
Ink cartridge replacement… ………………………………………………
Ink cartridge replacement procedure… ………………………………………
When the ink cartridge is empty and the it needs to be replaced… …………
When no ink cartridge is installed… …………………………………………
When the ink cartridge is not recognized… …………………………………
2-33
2-34
2-35
2-36
2-37
2-38
2-39
2-41
2-44
2-46
2-46
2-47
2-47
2-47
Waste ink bottle replacement… …………………………………………… 2-48
Waste ink bottle replacement procedure……………………………………… 2-48
Treatment when no Waste ink bottle is installed……………………………… 2-50
C-2
Menu of Operation panel
Basic menu operation in offline mode… …………………………………… 3-2
Menu layer structure… ………………………………………………………
Menu tree… …………………………………………………………………
Basic operation procedure and keys used… …………………………………
Procedure to select input, numerical input, execution and character input…
3-3
3-4
3-10
3-11
Explanation of each menu operation… …………………………………… 3-17
INK MENU………………………………………………………………………
MEDIA MENU… ………………………………………………………………
MEDIA REG MENU… …………………………………………………………
M.ADV MENU… ………………………………………………………………
REWIND MENU…………………………………………………………………
PH.REC MENU… ………………………………………………………………
FORM FEED MENU… …………………………………………………………
PH.MAIN MENU… ……………………………………………………………
PRINTER MENU…………………………………………………………………
ADJUST MENU…………………………………………………………………
SETUP MENU… ………………………………………………………………
HEATER MENU… ………………………………………………………………
3-17
3-18
3-20
3-40
3-43
3-44
3-45
3-46
3-49
3-50
3-54
3-59
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Periodic maintenance… ……………………………………………………… 4-2
Periodic inspection/Maintenance guide……………………………………… 4-2
Cleaning… …………………………………………………………………… 4-14
Print head cleaning… ……………………………………………………… 4-19
Operating procedure of Print head cleaning… ……………………………… 4-19
Wiper blade replacement……………………………………………………
Wiper cleaning liquid replacement…………………………………………
Wiper sponge replacement…………………………………………………
Media cutter blade replacement……………………………………………
Media advance value setting… ……………………………………………
4-21
4-23
4-25
4-27
4-28
Media advance value setting procedure……………………………………… 4-28
Change during online printing… …………………………………………… 4-32
Head position adjustment… ……………………………………………… 4-33
Adjustment procedure of [BIDIRECTION1/2/3]… ……………………………
Adjustment procedure of [NOZZLE POS ADJ]…………………………………
[PH TO PH] adjustment procedure… …………………………………………
[ADJUST PH R/L] adjustment procedure… …………………………………
[LS ADJ PRINT] adjustment procedure… …………………………………
4-34
4-36
4-39
4-41
4-43
Adjustment of take-up reel unit… ………………………………………… 4-47
Initial adjustment……………………………………………………………… 4-47
Adjustment during operation………………………………………………… 4-49
C-3
Troubleshooting
When Encountering a Problem… …………………………………………… 5-2
How to clear media jams… …………………………………………………… 5-6
When an error message is displayed… ……………………………………… 5-7
Service call error… …………………………………………………………… 5-7
Operator call error… ………………………………………………………… 5-8
When the warning message is displayed … ……………………………… 5-13
How to get good image quality… ………………………………………… 5-15
Abnormal sound… ………………………………………………………… 5-25
Use of generic consumables
Printer warranty and safety issues… ………………………………………… 6-2
Printer warranty… …………………………………………………………… 6-2
Safety issues…………………………………………………………………… 6-2
Use of generic consumables… ……………………………………………… 6-3
To use a re-filled ink cartridge… ……………………………………………… 6-3
To use an generic ink cartridge… …………………………………………… 6-5
Cleaning liquid………………………………………………………………… 6-6
Appendix
Basic specifications… …………………………………………………………A-2
Printer Specifications… ……………………………………………………… A-2
Options / Consumables… ……………………………………………………A-3
Options… …………………………………………………………………… A-3
Consumables… ……………………………………………………………… A-3
C-4
1
Overview
This section describes the information needed before using
the printer (basic knowledge). After reading this section,
proceed to section 2.
(Content in this section)
Operating conditions........................................................ 1-2
Appearance / Name and function of each part....... 1-4
Options................................................................................... 1-9
Consumables......................................................................1-10
LCD display and state of printer...................................1-18
Operating conditions
This section describes the operating conditions required for the printer.
Installation space
The adequate space is required around the printer for normal operations,
including supplies replacement, print processing, blower unit shifting and
ventilation, as well as parts replacement for repairing.
1000mm, 40 inches
¢ Installation and maintenance space
400mm, 16 inches
400mm, 16 inches
2000mm, 80 inches
(Front side)
Height direction : 1750
(Unit : mm)
1-2
Environmental conditions
¢ Operating temperature and humidity levels
¯To obtain better print quality, use the printer within temperatures of 20 to
25 °C (68 °F to 77 °F.)
¯To keep a stable and good print quality, the printer slows down the print
speed when the operating temperatures exceeds 40 °C (104°F).
Before use (Basic knowledge)
The printer should be used within the temperature and humidity levels shown
below.
Temperature : 15 °C to 30 °C (60 °F to 86 °F)
Humidity : 30% to 70%
1
Note
- When the printer is used out of range of the operating temperature and
humidity, the print quality may be degraded and/or print may be stopped.
- It takes time for the printer to reach the operating environment temperature
and humidity. To get good printed image quality, it is recommended to keep
the room temperature 20 to 25°C , 68 to 77°F and use the printer after 1 hour.
¢ Places where the printer must not be installed
Do not install the printer in the following places:
¯Places exposed to direct sunlight
¯Places subject to vibration
¯Places with excessive dust
¯Places subject to extreme changes in temperature or humidity
¯Places near an air conditioner or a heater
¯Places where the printer may get wet
¯Places subject to direct air circulation from vents
¯Places near a diazo copier that may generate ammonia gas
¯Places with poor ventilation
¯Unstable places
1-3
Appearance / Name and function of each part
The printer is shown with the name and function of each component.
Printer front (Paper exit side)
Front cover
Pressure roller up/down lever
Close it when printing.
Maintenance cover
This lever fixes or releases
the media.
Open it when performing the Print
head maintenance (confirmation
and height adjustment) of Print
head.
Tension bar
Media clip
Open it when cleaning the
Capping unit or replacing the
Wiper blade.
Operation panel
The lamps and LCD to display
the status of the printer and
keys to set various functions are
assigned.
Maintenance tool
holder
It is convenient to store
the Maintenance tool.
Media cutter blade
It cuts the media.
After cutting the media, it clips
the media so as not to drop.
Front paper guide
Cap cover
Waste ink bottle
Take-up sensor
Media clip
After cutting the media, it clips
the media so as not to drop.
Grit roller
The grit roller
advances or rewinds
the media.
Pressure roller
When lowering the pressure
roller up/down lever, it pinches
the media.
Platen
It is the media path. To prevent the media
from floating, the suction fan is built in it.
Media edge guard
It protects the Print head from curls and
hachures at both edges of a media.
Paper ejection sensor
It detects the presence/absence of the
media.
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Printer rear (Paper feed side)
1
This lever fixes or releases the media.
It is inter-linked with the pressure roller
up/down lever on the front of the printer.
Manual holder
It is convenient to store the
manual.
Before use (Basic knowledge)
Pressure roller up/down lever
Flange
Install it to the both
sides of the roll media.
Flange holder
Place the media with flange on
the flange holder.
Ink cartridge slot
Set the ink cartridges in these
slots.
Caster
Set the lock to OFF when
moving the printer and set the
lock to ON when locking the
printer.
Leveler
It is the stopper to fix the
printer.
Main power switch
It turns on or off the power of
the printer.
Power inlet
Connect the power cable to
the Power inlet.
USB connector
Connect the USB2.0 cable to the
USB connector.
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Print head
Carriage
Head up down mechanism
By falling down the lever, the Print
head is elevated by 0.5mm.
Print heads
Projects ink to the media
Capping unit
Wiper blade
It removes foreign matters on
the surface of nozzle of the
Print head.
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Capping unit
It prevents the nozzle of the
Print head from drying.
q Appearance / Name and function of each part
Printer heater unit
This printer is equipped with three heaters for ink fusing and image quality
stabilization.
Print
head
Media feed direction
Paper guide(rear)
Media
Before use (Basic knowledge)
Carriage
1
Rear heater
Preheats media.
Front heater
Dries ink to stabilize print quality.
Print heater
Penetrates ink into media to fuse the
ink.
* These three heaters are controlled independently.
P.2-41 [Changing temperature using the heater control menu])
(
WARNING
- Do not touch these heaters to avoid burn as they become hot.
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Operation Panel
The keys, LEDs and LCD are laid on the operation panel of the printer as shown
below. The buzzer is to notify the operator when an error occurs or an invalid key
is pressed.
LCD
LED
ON, Blink and OFF indicate the status
of the printer.
Data LED (Green)
It indicates the data reception state
- Blink: The printer is receiving the
data from a computer.
- OFF: No data reception from a
computer
It shows the status of the printer and displays the menu window.
It displays various message and status in alpha-numeral, KANA and
mark notation (2 rows, 20 characters). The menu adopts the layer
structure. Each menu can be accessed with the
keys or menu key.
Key
Use the keys for menu operation
of the printer.
Error LED (Orange)
Used for switching the online/offline of
the printer.
It indicates the presence/absence of
error.
- ON: An error exists.
- Blink: Warning present (
P.5-13)
- OFF: Normal (No error)
Used as the input auxiliary (switches
the layer display of the menu) key of
the parameter.
Ink LED (Green)
It indicates the presence/absence of
ink.
- ON: All of inks are present.
- Blink: Remaining ink is less.
Near expiration date of ink in use
- OFF: No ink
Used to cancel the parameter entered.
Used to fix the menu and
parameters.
Used to enter heater control menu.
Media LED (Green)
It indicates the presence/absence of
media.
- ON: Media presence
(Either roll media or cut media is loaded.)
- Blink: Take-up time out
- OFF: No media
(Neither roll media nor cut media)
POWER
Power switch
ONLINE LED
It indicates the online/offline
state of the printer.
- ON: Online
- Blink: Print pause mode
- OFF: Offline
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Use for selecting the menu
group and switching the menu
(selection, increment/decrement
of numeral value).
Buzzer
Use as the power switch to turn on
or off the power of the printer.
Sounds at the error occurrence, warning the
invalid key entry, daily maintenance and
warning the uncapped Print head.
Options
Exhaust attachment
2 inch flange
This flange is used to load the roll media of 2 inch core.
1
Before use (Basic knowledge)
An optional unit to attach an exhaust duct to the
printer.
3 inch flange
This flange is used to load the roll media of 3 inch core.
Blower unit
Blower unit
This unit dries ink by sending air
to the media.
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Consumables
Media
¢ Type of media
The media specified by our company is provided.
For more details, contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech sales.
- Glossy Vinyl chloride
- Matte Vinyl chloride
- Tarpaulin
¢ Precautions for storing media
¯Avoid direct sunlight and water regardless of before and after opening
the package. Put media in plastic to prevent dust and store media in a
dry, cool and dark place.
¯Avoid rapid change of temperature and humidity and store media with
no condensation.
¯Do not store media in standing on end to prevent unraveling of media
and damage of roll edge.
¯Do not pile up media.
¢ Precautions for disposing of media
¯Dispose of media in a manner consistent with local regulations.
¢ Precautions for preparing media
¯Avoid a change of temperature and humidity after opening package.
Load media after leaving media in the operation environment for
3 hours or more. Be cautious changing humidity by turning air
conditioners ON or OFF.
¯Curl of paper in low humidity and wrinkle of media in high humidity
may occur easily. Use paper in normal temperature and humidity
environment (around 23 °C, 73 °F and 50%RH).
¯Do not damage media. The roll edge (both edges of roll) affects media
feeding.
Also, do not drop or wet the media. Doing so may cause print quality
problems or damage to the printer.
¯Hold edges of the media so as not to touch the print surface. Contamination from hands may cause poor print quality.
¯Fix unraveling of the roll media before loading.
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¢ Precautions for handling prints.
1
Before use (Basic knowledge)
¯Do not touch the print surface before the ink dries. Handle by the edges
of the media.
¯Rubbing print surface causes color fading or color transfer. To prevent
color transfer, do not stack prints.
¯Do not stack printed media on print from copier or laser printer. Also, do
not place the printed media directly on the wax-coated floor. This may
damage the prints.
¯Do not rub, scratch, or fold the printed surface of media. Color may be
lost or the surface (coated layer of the media) may come off.
¯Do not leave the paper in wet environment.
¢ Other Precautions of media
¯Media causes color fading and a change in quality in getting old.
¯Dust and debris produced when cutting the media may cause the lost
color.
¯When the thin media is used, the platen may be stained by the
ink permeating he back of the media. In this case, wipe the ink off
the platen, referring to [Section 4 Maintenance and Adjustment /
Replacement]. Otherwise, the ink may cause media jams.
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Ink
¢ Ink types
Use only the recommended ink cartridges listed below.
EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX cannot be applied concurrently.
EG-OUTDOOR EX
Type
IP5-201
EG-OUTDOOR LX
Content
Y (Yellow)
Quantity
500 ml
Type
Content
IP5-701 Y (Yellow)
Quantity
500 ml
IP5-202
M (Magenta)
500 ml
IP5-702 M (Magenta)
500 ml
IP5-203
C (Cyan)
500 ml
IP5-703 C (Cyan)
500 ml
IP5-204
K (Black)
500 ml
IP5-704 K (Black)
500 ml
IP5-205
Lc (Light cyan)
500 ml
IP5-705 Lc (Light cyan)
500 ml
IP5-206
Lm (Light magenta)
500 ml
IP5-706 Lm (Light magenta)
500 ml
Note
- Failure to use the recommended ink cartridge may lead to a deterioration of
the print quality or a printer malfunction. This may invalidate your warranty.
- The EG-Outdoor EX ink expiration date is 12 months from the date of
production.
- The EG-Outdoor LX ink expiration date is 14 months from the date of
production.
- Install all of 6 color cartridges.
If you remove any of the
cartridges, install a new one.
Ink cartridges must be installed
in all six slots. The positions of ink
cartridges are specified by color.
(See the figure at the right hand side.)
Yellow
Magenta
Cyan
Black
Light magenta
Light cyan
Note
- Do not attempt to forcibly insert an ink cartridge in the slot of a different
color.
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q Consumables
WARNING
WARNING
- Do not swallow ink and avoid contact with eyes. It will cause respiratory
distress and can harm the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse with clean water
and consult a doctor immediately. If it is swallowed, do not try to induce
vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
1
Before use (Basic knowledge)
- Never place the ink close to open flames. Doing so will create a fire hazard.
- Ink has an expiration date. When it expires, the printed image quality may
deteriorate or the printer may malfunction.
- Store ink cartridges in a dry, cool and dark place.
- Always use the specified ink. Failure to follow this instruction may cause
poor print quality or a breakdown.
CAUTION
- Do not attempt to disassemble ink cartridges.
¢ Precautions for ink storage and processing
CAUTION
- Securely put a used ink cartridge into a plastic bag and dispose of it as
a hazardous waste. Observe any local regulations for disposal of ink
cartridges.
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Waste ink bottle
Use the recommended Waste ink bottle listed below.
Consumables applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX are different.
EG-OUTDOOR EX
Type
IP5-139
EG-OUTDOOR LX
Content
Waste ink bottle
Quantity
1 piece
Type
Content
IP5-109 Waste ink bottle
Quantity
1 piece
WARNING
- Never put the Waste ink bottle near open flames. Doing so may cause a fire
hazard.
- Do not swallow ink and avoid contact with eyes. It will cause respiratory
distress and can harm the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse with clean water
and consult a doctor immediately. If it is swallowed, do not try to induce
vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
CAUTION
- Install the Waste ink bottle securely.
- A Waste ink bottle must always be installed. If it is removed for replacement,
a new one must be installed.
¢ Precautions for handling the Waste ink bottle
CAUTION
- After use, securely fasten the attached cap and dispose of this product as
hazardous waste.
If you have any questions, please contact your dealer or nearest sales office.
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q Consumables
Daily maintenance kit
EG-OUTDOOR EX
Type
IP5-230
EG-OUTDOOR LX
Content
Quantity
Cap cleaning liquid
1 piece
(300 ml)
Wiper cleaning
liquid (200 ml)
1 piece
Type
Content
IP5-710 Cap cleaning liquid
(300 ml)
Quantity
1 piece
Wiper cleaning
liquid (200 ml)
1 piece
Cleaning swab
10 pieces
Cleaning swab
10 pieces
Cleaning stick
1 piece
Cleaning stick
1 piece
Cleaning roller
30 pieces
Cleaning roller
30 pieces
Wiper blade
1 piece
Wiper blade
1 piece
Tweezers
1 piece
Tweezers
1 piece
1
Before use (Basic knowledge)
Use the recommended cleaning liquid listed below for cap and wiper cleaning.
Consumables applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX are different.
WARNING
- Do not swallow cleaning liquid or avoid its splashes on the eye to prevent
breathing trouble or visual impairment. If cleaning liquid gets into the eye,
wash it off with clean running water and consult a doctor. If it is swallowed,
do not try to vomit it forcefully, but consult a doctor.
- Do not keep the cap cleaning liquid and the wiper cleaning liquid in a high
temperature place or in direct sunshine.
Never place the cap cleaning liquid close to open flames. Doing so will create
a fire hazard.
Cap cleaning liquid
Use the following Cap cleaning liquid specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Type
Content
IP5-136
Cap cleaning liquid (300 ml)
Quantity
1 piece
WARNING
- Do not swallow cap cleaning liquid and avoid contact with eyes. It will cause
respiratory distress and can harm the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse with
clean water and consult a doctor immediately. If it is swallowed, do not try to
induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
- Do not keep the cap cleaning liquid bottle in a high temperature place or in
direct sunshine.
Never place the cap cleaning liquid close to open flames. Doing so will create
a fire hazard.
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Wiper cleaning liquid set
Use the following Wiper cleaning liquid specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Consumables applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX are different.
EG-OUTDOOR EX
Type
IP5-231
EG-OUTDOOR LX
Content
Wiper cleaning
liquid (200 ml)
Quantity
3 bottles
Type
Content
Quantity
Wiper cleaning
IP5-712
liquid (200 ml)
3 bottles
WARNING
- Do not swallow Wiper cleaning liquid and avoid contact with eyes. It will
cause respiratory distress and can harm the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse
with clean water and consult a doctor immediately. If it is swallowed, do not
try to induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
- Do not keep the Wiper cleaning liquid bottle in a high temperature place or
in direct sunshine.
Never place the wiper cleaning liquid close to open flames. Doing so will
create a fire hazard.
Cap cleaning stick
Use the following Cap cleaning stick specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Type
Content
Quantity
IP5-120
Cap cleaning stick
1 piece
Cap cleaning roller
1 piece
Cap cleaning roller set
Use the following Cap cleaning roller specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Type
IP5-147
Content
Cap cleaning roller
Quantity
30 pieces
Cleaning swab
Use the Cleaning swab specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Type
IP6-147
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Content
Cleaning swab
Quantity
300 pieces
q Consumables
Wiper blade
Type
Content
IP5-122
Quantity
Wiper blade
2 pieces
Media cutter blade
Use the following Media cutter blade specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Type
Content
IP5-124
1
Before use (Basic knowledge)
Use the following Wiper blade specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Quantity
Media cutter blade
1 piece
Wiper sponge
Use the following Wiper sponge specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Common consumables are applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX.
Type
Content
IP5-123
Quantity
Wiper sponge
1 piece
Storage liquid cartridge set
Use the following Storage liquid cartridge specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Consumables applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX are different.
EG-OUTDOOR EX
Type
IP5-107
EG-OUTDOOR LX
Content
Quantity
Storage liquid cartridge 6 pieces
Type
Content
Quantity
IP5-713 Storage liquid cartridge 6 pieces
Cleaning liquid cartridge set
Use the following Cleaning liquid cartridge specified by Seiko I Infotech.
Consumables applied to EG-OUTDOOR LX and EG-OUTDOOR EX are different.
EG-OUTDOOR EX
Type
IP5-138
EG-OUTDOOR LX
Content
Quantity
Cleaning liquid cartridge 6 pieces
Type
Content
Quantity
IP5-714 Cleaning liquid cartridge 6 pieces
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LCD display and state of printer
This section illustrates how to read the LCD display and the state of printer.
How to read LCD
(1) Initialization display
Shows the initialization of the printer at the
start-up is being processed.
- When the printer starts up normally, it
automatically enters the idle online mode.
B o o t i ng up…
INITIA L IZ ING...
PL EA SE WA IT
(2) Online state (idle mode) display
Shows the printer is ready to receive data
from the computer (The online LED is on.)
PR INTER R EA DY
R OL L :1625/ PA PER
Media name : PAPER
- When pressing INPUT key in the idle mode,
the menu can move to
.
Media of 1625mm (64") width
In case of the set roll media
- Select the meter unit system or the inch unit
system for the display of media width in
[LENGTH UNITS] of the system menu ( P.3-55).
In this manual, the meter unit system will be
used.
(3) Online state (print mode) display
Shows that the data is being received and
printing.
PR INTING
R OL L :1625/ PA PER
(4) Online state (waiting for print) display
Shows that the Carriage is waiting Reasons
for this include data printing, warm-up or
waiting for data transfer.
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R ESTING
R OL L :1625/ PA PER
(5) ONLINE state (print pause mode) display
1
The section illustrates the interrupted state during printing.
PRIN T ING
R OLL:1625/ PA P ER
When canceling printing during pause :
When resuming printing after paused :
P R INT E R PAU SE D
R O LL:16 2 5 /PA P E R
PR I N T E R PAU S E D
R O L L : 1 6 2 5 /PA PE R
The ONLINE LED blinks.
PRIN T ER PAU S ING
PL EAS E WA IT
C A NC E L I N G
P LEA S E WA I T
The ONLINE LED blinks.
PR I N T I N G
R O L L : 1 6 2 5 /PA PE R
Before use (Basic knowledge)
When pausing during printing
The ONLINE LED lights.
PRIN T ER PAU S ED
R OLL:1625/ PA P ER
The ONLINE LED blinks.
P R INT E R R E A DY
R O LL:1 6 2 5 /PA P E R
- By pressing the
key during pause (In the state of ONLINE LED blinking), cleaning
the Print head can be executed.
(6) ONLINE state (preheating)
This message indicates that the heater is in heating process to reach the preset
temperature.
PREH EAT ING
R OLL:1625/ PA P ER
(7) ONLINE state (During head warming-up)
This message indicates that the heads are warming up.
PH WA R M ING U P
R OLL:1625/ PA P ER
XXm
- Head warming-up is conducted when the room temperature (temperature inside the
printer) is low. Recommended room temperature is 20 to 25°C.
- Head warming-up is a function for stable printing. Do not cancel head warming-up as
much as possible.
- When head warming-up is canceled, the carriage stops at the certain number of scan.
(If the number other than 0 is preset as PH REST PERIOD in MEDIA REG MENU, the value
preset in PH REST PERIOD and PH REST TIME is used.)
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(8) ONLINE state (print information mode) display
Shows the media used, remaining ink, and remaining media from online state.
Every 3 seconds
interval or
PRINTE R R EA DY
R OL L:16 25/ PA P ER
C I N K L E V E L XXX %
K I N K L E V E L XXX %
ME DIA U S ED:
XXXXXXm
Every 3 seconds
interval or
xx xx xxxx f t
Every 3 seconds
interval or
L m I N K L E V E L XXX %
Lc I N K L E V E L XXX %
Every 3 seconds
interval or
Y IN K L E V ELXXX%
M INK L E V ELXXX%
R E MA I N I N G M E D I A
xxxm
xxxx ft
The display next returns to the
ONLINE state.
When the daily maintenance is not performed or the life and replacement time of
consumable parts approaches, the following messages appear.
When the daily maintenance is
not implemented as usual
PE R F O R M DA I LY
MA I N T E N A N C E N O W
Every 3 seconds
interval or
YY : Ink color
When the ink nearly expired
YY INK NEAR
E X P I R AT I O N DAT E
Every 3 seconds
interval or
Life expiration parts (
P.5-13
[When the warning message is
displayed])
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XXXXXX
CALL SERVICE
The display next returns to the
ONLINE state.
q LCD display and state of printer
(9) OFFLINE state (menu mode) display
- hifg denotes the access key to each menu.
- By pressing the
key in the menu mode
display, [Cleaning Menu] is activated.
hINK M ED IA R EGi
fM ED IA M .A DVg
hR E W IND
F OR M F EED i
f PH.R EC
PH.MA INg
hPR INTER SE TU P i
fA D J U ST
HEATER g
1
Before use (Basic knowledge)
This illustrates that the menu operation
available in the offline state.
P.3-2 [Basic menu operation in offline
(
mode])
(10) Shutdown state display
This message indicates that the shutdown
process of printer is being executed.
SHU T TING D OW N
PL EA SE WA IT
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2
Basic operation
This sections describes the basic operation of printer.
(Content of this section)
Connection to a computer.............................................. 2-2
Power ON / OFF procedure.............................................. 2-3
Media replacement............................................................ 2-7
How to use the take-up reel unit.................................2-16
How to use the blower unit (option)..........................2-31
How to use the media edge guards...........................2-33
How to switch the pressure...........................................2-34
How to use the lifter.........................................................2-35
Cut the media.....................................................................2-36
Feeding the media [Feed]..............................................2-37
Rewind the media [Back Feed].....................................2-38
How to use the origin setting function.....................2-39
Changing temperature using the heater control menu.....2-41
Change the Print head height......................................2-44
Ink cartridge replacement.............................................2-46
Waste ink bottle replacement......................................2-48
Connection to a computer
This section describes the procedure to connect the printer to a computer.
System configuration (Connection example)
See below.
Printer
Computer
USB interface USB
Connecting procedure
Connect the cable in the procedure below.
1
Turn off the power of the printer and computer to be connected.
Note
-When the printer and a computer are connected, turn on the power of the printer
first and turn off the power of printer last when powering them down.
2
Connect the specific cable to the USB connector at the rear of printer.
USB connector
Note
-Use a USB 2.0 cable.
-When using USB Hub, use a UBS2.0
supported product.
-For the cable and hub used for USB
USB2.0 cable (B type connector)
connection to the system, use the USBIF approved products. When connecting the USB non-approved cable, hub and
equipment, the printer may not function properly.
-The maximum length of one cable is 5 m. If you desire to extend longer than 5 m,
use the hub. The maximum length configuration is 5 stages connection of hub.
If the cable longer than 5 m only is used or the cables are merely connected, the
printer may not function properly.
-To protect the USB connector, clamp
the USB2.0 cable to the printer body.
2-2
Power ON / OFF procedure
Main Power Switch
2
Basic Operation
Turn on the main power switch. Use the power switch on the operation panel of
printer whenever subsequently turning the power on or off.
Note
-When the printer and a computer are connected, turn on the power of the printer
first and turn off the power of printer last when powering them down.
2-3
Power-on procedure
1
With the main power switch at the rear of
printer turned off, connect the supplied
Switch off (O)
Power inlet
power cable to the power socket of printer
and AC power supply outlet.
2
Turn on the main power switch on (I) at the
3
Turn on the power switch on the operation
Switch on (I)
rear of printer
panel.
When turning on the power, the printer
performs the power-on self-diagnostic test
and displays the following message on the
operation panel.
B oot i n g u p…
I N I T I AL IZ IN G . . .
Power switch
P LE A SE WAIT
P R I N T ER RE ADY
Example of the set roll media of 1625 (mm)
R O LL: 1 6 2 5 / PAPE R
Note
-When the printer is performing “INITIALIZING...”or “CLEANING”, if the power is
removed unnecessarily, ink may drip or the Print head may be damaged.
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q Power ON / OFF Procedure
- If the LED on the operation panel does not light when the main power switch at the rear
of printer and the power on / off switch on the operation panel are turn on, , the power
supply is defective.
- When a problem is detected in the power-on self-diagnostic test, the error message is
displayed on the LCD.
Refer to [Section 5 Troubleshooting], for more information.
Note
-Do not use the power cable other than the supplied power cable for the printer.
-Confirm that the supplied power cable meets the requirements of AC power in
your local area.
-Please check that the AC source and voltage of the 100/200 V switch conform to
the local specifications.
Basic Operation
2
2-5
Power-off procedure
1
To turn off the power of printer, keep
pressing the power switch on the
SHU T TING DOW N
PL EA SE WA IT
operation panel for 2 seconds.
The message shown above is displayed on the LCD to show that the shutdown
process is being executed. The power is off after the shutdown is finished.
To keep the Print head in the good condition at shutdown, the fill cap operation
(state that the cap is filled with ink) is performed.
When turning off the power for a short period of time, by pressing the power
key, the fill cap operation is skipped and the
switch while pressing the
power will be turned off.
However, executing the fill cap operation is normally recommended.
Note
-When the printer power needs to be completely turned off for transportation,
connection to a computer, replacement of internal parts, use the main power
switch at the rear of printer.
- After turning the power off using the power switch in the rear of the printer, wait
at least one minute before turning it back on.
- To keep he Print heads in the good condition, the printer automatically and
periodically the fill cap operation while in standby mode.
It is recommended to keep both the main power switch of the printer and the
power switch on the operation panel on at all times.
2-6
Media replacement
This section describes [Roll media installation / removal procedure].
There two situations requiring roll media replacement:
- When the roll media is finished, the roll media is replaced.
- When the roll media is jammed, the roll media is replaced.
The roll media replacement procedure for each case is shown below.
Basic Operation
Roll media installation procedure
1
2
Open the Front cover and slide the media
edge guards to each ends of the platen.
Then, close the Front cover.
Note
-Move the media edge guards to both ends so they cannot enter under the media.
-After completing the media replacement work, set the media guards. (
P.2-33
[How to use the media edge guard])
- Shift the blower unit to prevent any interference with the operation.
2
Install the flange spacer to the flange at the
right hand side.
Flange spacer
Flange
3
While holding the flange spacer in place,
insert the flange in the media.
Push the flange in as far as it goes.
Note
-When inserting the flange in the roll media, be
careful not to cause the media to shift on the roll
or damage the end surface of roll media.
Roll media
2-7
4
After securing the flange by turning the
knob, pull out the flange spacer.
Flange spacer
Note
-Tighten the knob of flange firmly. If the
flange is loosened, the media may not be
fed straight.
- During printing, the knob of flange
may loosen. Re-tighten the knob at an
appropriate time (every ten meters of
printing or before printing a long print
5
Install the flange at the left hand side of
the roll media.
(1) Install the flange spacer to the flange.
(2) Insert the flange in the roll media.
(3) Push the flange as far as it goes and fix
the flange by turning the knob.
(4) Pull out the flange spacer.
Knob
(4)
(1)
Roll
media
(2)
(3)
Flange
Note
-When the end of the media is glued to the core, the glue may stick to the paper
guide and platen. If this happens, remove the glue and clean the platen.
6
Place right and left flanges on the roll so they
set on the flange holders.
In the direction of media setting
<In case of the roll media
with print side top exiting>
<In case of the roll media with
print side bottom exit->
Flange holder
Print side
2-8
Print side
q Media replacement
7
Raise the pressure roller up / down lever.
Note
8
2
Basic Operation
-There are three selectable positions (up,
middle and down) on the pressure roller up /
down lever.
-To raise the (release) the pressure roller here,
raise the pressure roller up / down lever to the
top position. (
P.2-34 ([How to switch the
pressure])
Feed the media between the pressure roller
and grit roller and advance the media until
the leading edge of media comes out of the
Front cover.
Advance the media until the leading edge of
media comes out at a distance of 200 mm
When the leading edge of media comes
out of the Front cover, a confirmation beep
sounds.
Note
-Depending on the environment, it may be hard to advance the media due to it
sticking to the paper guide. In this case, advance the media while raising the
media from the paper guide by holding both edges of media by hand.
- If the leading edge of media is curled up or curled down, the media may be caught
in the printer and may not be set. If the media is curled too much, do not use it.
- Be careful that the leading edge of media does not to touch the Front cover.
If the roll media has a rolling tendency, stretch the media to eliminate the rolling
before loading.
- Ensure that the media edge guard does not enter under the media.
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9
Slide the flange holder so that the pressure
of pressure roller is equal at edges of the
media.
Note
-When wrinkles occur on the media, pull the
lifter to release the pressure roller.
(
P.2-35[How to use the lifter])
Load the media so that the media is
evenly applied to the pressure roller.
- Noting the relationship between the label scale (general rule line) and the media width
will be easier when adjusting the position while loading the media next time.
Set so that the end surface of
media comes within this range.
Note
-If you shift the media only, skewing will occur. So adjust the load position by
moving the media and flange holder together.
10
Secure the position of flange holders by
tightening the screw of flange holder at the
left hand side.
11
Hold the center of media by hand and turn
back the flange to eliminate the slack.
Note
-Do not forcibly align the edge surface of
media to the general rule line. Set the media
straight against the roll.
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q Media replacement
12
Lower the pressure roller up / down lever.
After this, follow the instructions on LCD
screen.
2
Note
13
Open the Front cover and align the media
edge guards over the both ends of media.
Then, close the Front cover.
Basic Operation
-To lower (press) the pressure roller, lower the
pressure roller up / down lever to the lowest
position. (
P.2-34 ([How to switch the
pressure])
C HECK EDGE GUA R D
* OK ?
Ensure that the media edge guards do not fall under the media and that thick
media does not bind.
After visually confirming that the media edge guards are properly set, press the
key.
14
Select either the roll media or the cut
media (sheet)
R OL L / SHEE T:R OL L
Either [roll] or [sheet] can be selected
key or
key.
with
Here, select [roll] and press the
SEL EC T M ED IA
R OL L / SHEE T:SHEE T
key.
(To return to the media selection, press the
key.)
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15
Select the type of media.
Select the type of media registered
and
keys and press
with the
key. (
P.3-20 [MEDIA
the
REG MENU])
SEL EC T M ED IA
M ED IA :PA PER
M ED IA :XXX
To register a new media
[NEW MEDIA ENTRY] is displayed at the
end of the registered media.
Press the
MENU].
key to enter [MEDIA REG
The media registration procedure is the
same as the registration from the registration
P.3-20 [MEDIA REG MENU])
menu. (
Press “ ” key to return from the media
registration menu to the media type
selection menu.
SEL EC T M ED IA
M ED IA :PA PER
M ED IA :XXX
The registered media is displayed.
SEL EC T M EDIA
NE W M EDIA ENTRY
(Enter in the registration
menu.)
To return to the value before input, press the
key.
16
Enter the remaining length of media.
R EMA INING M ED IA
Enter the remaining length of roll media
* XXXm
loaded to the printer.
(
17
P.3-18 [MEDIA MENU])
The media set operation automatically
starts.
PR EPA R ING M ED IA
PL EA SE WA IT
- When finished, the printer returns to the state of online state or offline state,
if no error occurs.
- If an error occurs, the error message is displayed.
Go back to step
1 and start with the beginning again.
Note
-After installing the media, beware that the media does not enter in the gap of
Media cutter blade or is not pinched by the media clip. Also ensure the media on
the platen has no curl or wrinkles.
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q Media replacement
Roll media removal procedure
1
Raise the pressure roller up / down lever.
2
2
Rewind the flange to roll back the media.
3
Unload the roll media from the flange
4
Loosen the knob and remove the flange
Basic Operation
Pressure roller up / down lever
holder.
Flange
from the media.
Knob
Flange
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When the roll media exhausts and the roll media is replaced
When the printer runs out of media, the printer automatically detects the end and
displays a message. Depending on the media’s finishing, (media glued to core) the
printer may not automatically detect. If printing is continued, the printer may be
stained or damaged. Visually check the remainder of media.
1
2
The message appears on the LCD
NO M ED IA LOA DED
screen.
LOA D M ED IA
After this, according to [Media installation / removal procedure], replace the
media.
When replacing the roll media due to jamming
Refer to [Section 5 Troubleshooting (How to clear media jams) ].
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q Media replacement
Cut media installation procedure
1
Open the Front cover and slide the media edge guards to both ends of
platen. Then, close the Front cover.
Raise the pressure roller up / down lever.
3
Advance the media until the leading edge of
4
Move the media so that both ends of media
5
Lower the pressure roller up / down lever.
Basic Operation
2
2
media comes out of the Front cover.
are evenly applied to the pressure roller.
Follow the instructions on the LCD screen.
Note
-Select [SHEET] for [SELECT MEDIA].
-When selecting [SHEET], the remaining media cannot be entered.
Cut media removal procedure
1
Raise the pressure roller up / down lever and remove the media.
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How to use the take-up reel unit
Install the media on the take-up reel unit
1
Prepare the paper tube and waste paper (about 1 m) of which width is
identical to that of media to be used. And paste the waste to the paper tube.
About 1m
Waste paper
Paper tube
Note
-If the media is not straight against the paper tube, it will cause skew.
-The width of paper tube for winding in the take-up reel unit should be the same as
that of roll media for printing. If the wider one is used, take-up shift may occur.
- Shift the blower unit to prevent any interference with the operation.
2
Move the Tension bar in the top position.
Tension bar
Tension bar
Left side flange
Plate (left)
<Tension bar fixed position>
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Plate (right)
<Tension bar top position>
3
Insert the paper tube on which the
waste paper is affixed in the right side
flange (fixed side).
2
Right side
Basic Operation
Paper tube
Note
-It is not normally necessary to move the position of the right side flange, it is used
as the fixed position. However, when aligning with the roller media installation
position to the printer, adjust the position of right side flange.
Paper tube
4
Sliding the left side flange (movable side),
insert it in the paper tube.
Left side
5
Tighten the knob at the left side firmly to
secure the flange.
Fixing knob
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6
Return the Tension bar to the bottom
position from the top position.
Note
-Whether using loose winding or tension
winding modes, use the Tension bar in the
bottom position during take-up operation.
7
Bottom position of
Tension bar
Raise the pressure roller up / down lever
and install the roll media for printing to
the printer.
For media installation procedure, refer to
P.2-7 [Media replacement].
Pressure roller up /
down lever
8
By operating the feed menu on the
operation panel, advance the media until
it reaches the leader paper.
Leader paper
9
Joint the roll media and leader paper.
Affix at three locations, right, left and
center with adhesive tape.
Tape
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Leader paper
q How to use the take-up reel unit
10
To eliminate the slack of leader paper (extra
length), rotate the flange by hand to wind
it.
<Incase of revolution>
Flange
2
11
Basic Operation
When used with print side in, rotate
the flange in the reverse direction of
arrow to eliminate the slack.
Ensure the media will travel between the
media and the take-up sensor. If not, reinstall the media.
Media
Take-up sensor
The media locates over
the take-up sensor.
Media
Take-up sensor
The media penetrates under
the take-up sensor.
Media
Take-up sensor
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Tension take-up / Loose take-up setting
With the take-up, either tension or the loose configuration can be selected.
In normal use, the loose method is preferred.
ø Loose take-up configuration
ø Tension take-up configuration
¢ Tension take-up configuration / Loose take-up configuration setting procedure
In [TUR MODE] of [MEDIA REG MENU], set the tension configuration.
<Operation panel LCD display>
1
Press
2
Press
3
4
key to set the printer to the
fM EDIA offline.
key to enter in MEDIA REG
MENU.
With
hINK M .A DV g
#SEL EC T M EDIA
> XX: Y Y Y Y Y Y
XX : Media number YYYYYY : Media name
,
keys, select [# TUR MODE]
and press
key.
With
keys, select [LOOSE] or
,
[TENSION] and press
#TU R M ODE
> XX:LOOSE
*
XX : Media number
key.
#TU R M OD E
> XX:TENSION
XX : Media number
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M EDIA R EGi
*
q How to use the take-up reel unit
Take-up switch setting
For the take-up direction, the Outer take-up (print side out) or Inner take-up (print
side out) can be selected.
When take-up is not used, set the take-up (winding) switch to [OFF].
Set the switch to the proper mode based of the figure below.
Take-up switch
Outer take-up
Inner take-up
Basic Operation
Winding OFF
2
Note
-When the take-up roll approaches the flange diameter, remove the take-up roll
and replace it with a new core. If the roll exceeds the take-up flange diameter,
take-up problems may occur.
Flange
Media
(When the take-up roll exceeds the flange diameter)
-When not using the take-up, leading edge of media or the printed surface may
touch the take-up sensor. This could affect the quality of the print.
- Handle the printed surface with care.
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Using a 2 inch core
In this equipment, by removing the 3 inch adapter, the 2 inch paper tube can be
used.
To remove the 3 inch adapter, the supplied attachment is needed. The removal
procedure of 3 inch adapter is explained below.
1
Insert the attachment in the hole in the
center of 3 inch adapter.
3 inch adapter
Attachment
2
Turn counterclockwise (
in the arrow direction) the 3 inch adapter and
pull it out together with the attachment.
Attachment
3 inch adapter
- Install the removed attachment into the left
and right plates to keep them for later use. (See
the figure at the right hand side.)
- Insert the 3 inch adapter in the slits (holes) of
the left and right plates and turn clockwise (
in the arrow direction).
- When installing the 3 inch adapter to the flange
again, push the hook (projection) of 3 inch
adapter in the slits (holes) of flange. Turn the
adapter clockwise (in the arrow direction).
The attachment is not necessary to install the 3
inch adapter, .
2-22
<In case of installing the plate (right)>
Slit (hole)
Hook
Attachment
3 inch adapter
q How to use the take-up reel unit
When the media cannot be winded in Loose take-up mode
This section describes the media setting to take up the media in the loose takeP.2-7 [Media replacement] and
P.2-16
up configuration. Also, refer to
[How to use the take-up reel unit].
Note
-Loose take-up flanges are designed exclusively for the loose take-up. Do not use
them for the tension take-up.
- Loose take-up flanges are necessary:
When the media cannot be taken up fully by the loose take-up despite the media weighing below 24 kg.
Basic Operation
2
In this section, the following parts are used. (The parts are included in the take-up
reel unit parts package.)
Loose take-up flanges
<2 pieces>
Paper tube spacers
<2 pieces>
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Loose take-up flange installation procedure
In this section, the following procedure is for the right side (fixed side). Follow the
same procedure to install the flanges to the left side (movable side) (symmetry).
1
Right side flange
(fixed side)
Remove the 3 inch adapter.
Use the supplied attachment to remove the
adapter.
3 inch adapter
2
Install the 3 inch adapter to the loose take-up flange.
Install it to the surface where the sponge is not attached.
Loose take-up flange
3 inch adapter
Sponge
3
Install the 3 inch adapter with the loose
take-up flange.
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q How to use the take-up reel unit
How to use the loose take-up flange
1
Adjust the position of the flange holder (at the left of the paper feed side:
movable side)
Note
-The adjustment is required only at the initial operation of the loose take-up
configuration.
-When the position of the flange holder (at the left of the paper feed side: fixed
side) is changed, readjustment is necessary.
2
Basic Operation
Adjust the position of the right side flange (take-up: fixed side)
(1) Take up the media edge and advance it
to the flange position.
Media edge
Loose take-up flange
(2) Shift the fixed side unit so that the gap
between the right edge of the media
and the loose take-up flange falls within
0-2 mm.
Loose takeup flange
Right edge of
the media
0-2 mm
(3) Tighten the knob at the right side (fixed side) firmly to secure the flange.
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2
Check the length of the take-up paper tube.
Use the paper tube of which length is identical to the width of the media set on
the printer, or shorter (by 9 mm at maximum.)
Note
-Do not use the paper tube which is longer than the media width. The media cannot
be taken up fully due to winding deviation.
(1) Set the flange spacer at the left side of
the roll media set on the paper feed side.
Press the paper tube end against the
flange spacer surface.
Paper tube end
Flange
spacer
surface
Roll media
Paper tube end
(2) While maintaining the state described above,
check the position (difference in length) of the
right end of the roll media and the paper tube end.
Check the position
(difference in
length)
Right end of
the roll media
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q How to use the take-up reel unit
OK
OK
NG
Paper tube
Paper tube
Roll media
Roll media
Roll media
The paper tube is shorter
than the roll media (by 9 mm
at maximum).
The paper tube is at the
same length as the roll
media.
(3) When the paper tube is shorter than the
roll media, apply paper tube spacers and
confirm that the difference in length is
within 9mm. Install one or two paper tube
spacers (4.5mm thickness for each). If the
paper tube becomes longer than the roll
media, it indicates that the difference in
length is within 9 mm.
Paper tube spacer
OK
With a single paper tube
spacer, its end exceeds
the media end.
The difference is within
4.5 mm.
Paper tube spacer
OK
With two paper tube
spacers, its end exceeds
the media end.
The difference is within
9 mm.
2
The paper tube is longer
than the roll media.
Paper tube end
Basic Operation
Paper tube
Paper tube
spacer
Media edge
Paper tube spacer
NG
With two paper tube spacers, its end does not exceed
the media end.
The difference is 9 mm or
more.
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Note
-2 paper spacers can be used at maximum. Do not use the paper tube which
requires more than 2 paper tube spacers.
3
Install the take-up paper tube.
Loose take-up flange
Use the paper tube and the paper tube
spacer checked in the procedure 2.
Right side
flange
(1) Install the paper tube at the right side
flange (fixed side).
Paper tube
(2) Install the paper tube spacer
checked in the procedure “2.(3)”
to the left side flange (movable
side).
Paper tube spacer
Left side flange
Loose take-up
flange
Paper tube spacer
(3) Slide the left side flange (movable
side) so that the paper tube is pressed
against the paper tube spacer.
Paper tube
Loose take-up
flange
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The paper tube is
pressed against the
paper tube spacer.
q How to use the take-up reel unit
(4) Tighten the knob at the left side
(movable side) firmly to secure the
flange.
Fixing knob
2
Basic Operation
Paper tube spacer
(5) Pull out the paper tube spacer.
Remove the flange spacer set in the
procedure “2.(1)”.
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4
Affix the media.
Affix the media to the paper tube at three locations, right, left and center with
adhesive tape.
Check whether the gaps between the loose take-up flange surfaces and the
both media ends are appropriate (a+b = below 7 mm). The target length of a is
0-2 mm.
b
a
Loose take-up
flange
Loose take-up
flange
Left (b)
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Right (a)
How to use the blower unit (option)
The blower unit (option) is installed to the paper exit side of the printer and is
used to effectively dry the printed media (ink) processed by the printer.
Note
2
Basic Operation
-To dry the printed media (ink) efficiently and to operate the take-up reel unit smoothly,
the use of the blower unit is recommended.
Apply the blower unit when high-speed printing (16m2/h, etc.) or high density printing
(with large quantity of ink) is performed.
-IP-182 Blower Unit does not guarantee complete ink drying on all types of media and
printing. Check the drying speed of the media in advance. Perform laminating after the
ink dries completely.
Set the blower unit to the printer
1
Place the blower unit in front of the
printer.
(1) Install the blower unit stand to the
outside of the printer stand.
Printer stand
Blower unit stand
(2) Push the blower unit until the bar
touches the printer stand.
Printer stand
Blower unit bar
2-31
Hook
2
Wind the cable around the hook.
Cable
Note
- It takes time for the ink to dry completely. Processing immediately after printing (laminating, etc.) is not recommended.
- The ink may not dry completely on some media. In this case, set the paper scanning wait
time (
P.3-25) from the operation panel of the printer.
Handling the media
Shift the blower unit to prevent any interference before installing the media to the
P.2-7), installing the media on the take-up reel unit (
P.2-16) and
printer (
Printer
P.2-36).
cutting the media (
Blower unit
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How to use the media edge guards
Use the media edge guards protect the Print heads from curl of the sides of the
media. Slide the raised (inside) edge of the guards over the edge of the media.
When pushing this portion,
it makes easier to set.
2
Basic Operation
Media
Media edge guard
Note
-Set “use / not-use” of media edge guard in the MEDIA REG MENU.
The widths of right and left margins of media change.
(
P.3-28 [(8) EDGE GUARD])
-Clean the media edge guards when ink accumulates on them.
-The media edge guards will not prevent curl on all media.
As it causes the lost print, eliminate waves and folds beforehand.
-The media thicker than the media edge guard cannot be used. Do not insert it
forcibly.
The right and left margins of print region is 10 mm when using the media edge guard.
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How to switch the pressure
Switch over the pressure between the media feeding pressure roller and the grit
roller when using different medias.
The bottom position is normally used. When skew occurs in the media and the
media cannot be fed or when the media with weak elasticity such as a thin cloth,
switch to [weak] the center position. The pressure force is switched by the position of the pressure roller up / down lever. (See figure below.)
[Rear]
<No pressure> (top)
When loading the media, raise
the lever. This the normal UP
position.
<Weak> (In the center)
The pressure force becomes
weak.
<Normal Pressure> (bottom)
When loading the media, lower
the lever. It is the normal DOWN
position.
[Front]
<No Pressure> (top)
When loading the media, raise
the lever. It is the normal UP
position.
<Weak> (In the middle)
The pressure force becomes
weak.
<Normal Pressure> (bottom)
When loading the media, lower
the lever. It is the normal DOWN
position.
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How to use the lifter
Unless the media is under the entire pressure roller, wrinkles and skews may occur.
In such case, pull toward you the lifter at the upper side of pressure roller to release the pressure force of pressure roller.
2
Note
-Wrinkles may be eliminated in all medias.
Basic Operation
Lifter
Pressure roller
Example of when it is not necessary to
pull the lifter toward you (The pressure of
pressure roller is needed.)
Example of when pulling the lifter
toward you (Releasing the pressure
force of pressure roller is needed.)
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Cut the media
This section describes the procedure to cut the media manually.
- Shift the blower unit to prevent any interference with the operation.
1
Clip both ends of media with the media
clip.
2
Move the Media cutter blade and cut the
media.
- The arrow mark (g) is imprinted on the Media
cutter blade.
The Media cutter blade can only cut in the
direction of the media in the arrow mark (g).
If the arrow mark (g) is not oriented in the
cutting direction, change the orientation in the
procedure below.
1
Hold the side of Media cutter blade by
hand and pull it out.
2
Rotate the Media cutter blade so that the
left side comes to the right side and then
insert it.
Arrow
Note
-If the Media cutter gets stuck while cutting, return the cutter blade to the side and
check it is not broken. Remove the cause of the binding and cut the media, slowly
moving the Media cutter blade. Some medias are hard-to-cut . Do not forcibly cut
difficult media. Doing so may be break the blade or cutting performance may be
degraded.
-If you drop the Media cutter blade, the blade of Media cutter blade may break,
resulting in poor cutting performance. Handle it with care.
-When cutting, cut debris may be produced. The cut debris may contaminate the
printed surface or cause poor cutting.
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Feeding the media [Feed]
This function feeds the media.
1
(Press
Press
hINK key.)
fM EDIA key to move the menu
group to the second layer menu, and
M EDIA R EGi
M .A DV g
hR E W IND
F OR M F EED i
f PH.R EC
PH.MA INg
2
Basic Operation
2
Set the printer to the offline.
then FORM FEED MENU is displayed.
3
Keep pressing
key.
While pressing
fed.
key, the roll media is
F EED ING M EDIA
When cut sheet media is used, the paper is ejected.
4
When releasing your hand off
key,
feeding stops, the printer returns to the
hR E W IND
F OR M F EED i
f PH.R EC
PH.MA INg
offline state (menu mode).
- When the online state (idle mode) is displayed, if
fed without entering in the FORM FEED MENU.
key is pressed, the media can be
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Rewind the media [Back Feed]
This function rewinds the media.
1
2
3
Set the printer to the offline.
(Press
hINK key.)
M EDIA R EGi
fM EDIA To display the [REWIND] menu, press
key.
Keep pressing
key.
While pressing
fed back.
key, the roll media is
M .A DV g
hR E W IND
F OR M F EED i
f PH.R EC
PH.MA INg
R E W INDING M ED IA
When the cut media is used, the paper is ejected.
4
When releasing your hand off
key,
feeding stops, the printer returns to the
hR E W IND
F OR M F EED i
f PH.R EC
PH.MA INg
offline state (menu mode).
- The paper ejection sensor that detects the presence /
absence of media is installed to the front paper guide. If
the media covers the paper ejection sensor, the media
can be fed back.
When you keep pressing
key, the media can be fed
back at a distance of 14 cm at maximum from the paper
ejection sensor.
- When the online (idle mode) is displayed, if
key is
pressed, the media can be fed without entering in the
REWIND MENU.
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Paper ejection
sensor
How to use the origin setting function
<Origin setting function>
When printing a small image is printed on the “64” width media, a large margin is
created as shown below.
By returning the printed media and re-setting the origin of print start, another image may be printed in this margin.
Re-setting the origin of print is called [Origin setting function]
(Return of media)
(Second print)
Margin
Basic Operation
(First print)
2
Set the origin
<Procedure of how to use the origin setting function>
1
Return the media by operating [Back Feed].
(
P.2-38 Rewind the media [Back Feed])
Note
-Return the media only after the printed image completely dries. The first printed
image will be damaged if this function is used before it is sufficiently dry.
2
Press and hold the “
” key for 1.5
seconds in the online state (idle mode),
NEST OR IGIN SE T TING
* OK ?
the carriage moves and the origin setting
becomes ready
Align the [i] label on the carriage front with
the origin.
[ ] Label
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3
In the state of [CARRIAGE MOVING]
NEST OR IGIN SE T TING
display, move the carriage to the position
C A R R IAGE M OV ING
to be set as an origin with “
” and “
”
keys.
4
Press
key to set the origin setting.
The carriage returns and the printer
becomes ready to print (online state (idle
mode) display)
NEST OR IGIN SE T TING
* OK ?
NEST OR IGIN SE T TING
PL EA SE WA IT
PR INTER R EA DY
NEST:1625/ PA PER
<Display when released>
To release the set origin, keep press and
” key for 1.5 seconds in the idle
hold the “
mode, or raise the pressure roller up / down
lever to release the set origin.
When released, the display returns from
[Base] to [Roll] or [Sheet].
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PR INTER R EA DY
R OL L :1625/ PA PER
Changing temperature using the heater control menu
The heater initial value that is set with MEDIA REG MENU is automatically set for
the temperature of each heater. Therefore, the heater control menu is not needed
normally.
The heater control menu is used to fine-adjust the heater temperature during
printing or to monitor the current heater temperature.
Press the
key to display the heater control menu.
Print heater
Front heater
F4 0 ˚ C
Rear heater
P4 5 ˚ C
40˚C
45+C
R 45˚ C
45˚ C
Set temperature
2
Basic Operation
¢ Heater control menu display
Current temperature
(First print)
¢ Key operation in the heater control menu
and
keys
Select a heater for which temperature is to be set.
and
keys
Set the heater temperature
key
key
key
Selects heater ON or OFF.
When this key is pressed for 1.5 seconds while the
heater control menu is displayed, all the heaters are
forcibly activated and left ON even without print
operation.
Pressing this key for 1.5 seconds with the heater
control menu displayed cancels the heater-on state
made forcibly by the
key. (The heater-on state is
canceled and then the printer returns to be under the
control of the delay time and standby time settings.)
¢ To finish displaying the heater control menu
Press the
key while the heater control menu is displayed.
- Even if heater temperature is changed in the heater control menu, the initial temperature value of each heater stored in MEDIA REG MENU remains unchanged.
- When the temperature unit in SETUP MENU is set to Fahrenheit, every temperature is
displayed in Fahrenheit.
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¢ Reference information on media types and heater settings
The heater set temperatures and reference set values (initial values) of print mode
for each type of media are shown in the table below. Change the settings for use
according to the media in use.
Recommended heater temperature setting
Media type
Media
selection
Print heater
Printheater
Rear heater
Glossy vinyl chloride
Glossy
45ºC
40ºC
45ºC
Normal1 4-pass
bidirectional
Matte vinyl chloride
Matte
45ºC
40ºC
45ºC
Normal1 4-pass
bidirectional
Tarpaulin
Banner
45ºC
40ºC
45ºC
Normal1 4-pass
bidirectional
Print mode
It is recommended that temperature of the front heater, print heater, and rear
heater be set to less than 50°C, 45°C, and 50°C respectively.
Note
-Setting a high temperature for the print heater makes ink fusion better, but
may cause wrinkles in the media or matte of the print surface. Adjust the heater
temperature according to the media type and ambient temperature.
-When the print heater is set to a high temperature, the printer lowers the printing
speed automatically in some cases to maintain stable print quality.
-Set the print heater and rear heater temperatures so that they are nearly +5°C
higher than the print heater temperature. Bad temperature balance between print
heater/rear heater and print heater may cause wrinkles in the media.
-Setting a high temperature for the print heater may cause nozzle-out.
¢ Heater temperature setting procedure
(1)When a media type is selected in media setting, initial temperature values of
each heater for the selected media type are displayed on the menu.
g
g
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When the initial temperature value is set, the heater is turned on.
(Heating does not start until print starts.)
When the initial temperature value is set to [**], the heater is turned off.
(The heater set temperature is not displayed.)
q Changing temperature using the heater control menu
(2)When print data is received from the computer, either of the following is
performed before printing.
–– The set temperature on the heater control menu is overwritten by the
temperature that is set by the RIP (print data, job), and heating starts.
–– When no temperature is set by the RIP (print data, job), heating starts with the
set temperature on the heater control menu.
g When the current temperature is higher than the set temperature, the printer
starts printing before the temperature lowers. The temperature control is
performed continuously after printing starts because these heaters keep their set
temperature.
Basic Operation
(3)When the current temperature of the afterheater, print heater, and the
preheater reaches the temperature that is 1°C lower than the set temperature,
the printer starts printing.
2
(4)The heater temperature varies during printing by changing the set
temperature with the heater control menu. Even after printing is completed,
the set temperature changed in the heater control menu remains as "set
temperature." However, the initial temperature value of each heater stored in
MEDIA REG MENU remains unchanged.
(5)The subsequent printing returns to (2).
- The three heaters work in the state displayed on the LCD regardless of the means to set
their temperatures.
- The following figure shows the heater temperature control system for printing. The delay
time and standby time can be changed with the heater menu in the offline mode.
(
P.3-59 [Heater menu])
(Temperature)
Print
Print heater set temperature
Rear heater set temperature
Delay
time
Standby time
Front heater set temperature
Standby set temperature
Ambient temperature
(Time)
Set temperature
maintained
Standby temperature
maintained
Temperature
control stop
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Change the Print head height
If the Print head strikes the media due to cockling, or printing on a thick media,
switch the Print head height to High so it can be used.
To switch the height of Print head, use the head up down mechanism.
1
2
Set the printer to the offline.
(Press
hINK key.)
Keep pressing
M ED IA R EGi
fM ED IA key to display
PH.MAIN MENU.
M .A DV g
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
f PH.R EC PH.MA INg
3
Press “
display [PH HEIGHT ADJ].
>
4
Press
#PH HEIGHT A D J
” key and then
key to
key.
#PH HEIGHT A D J
> OK ?
C A R R IAGE M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
5
Open the Front cover and the
OPEN COV ER
maintenance cover and loosen two (2)
PH HEIGHT A DJ
Head securing screws.
Head up down
mechanism
Head securing screw
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Head up down
mechanism
Head securing screw
6
Switch the height of Print head with the head up down mechanism.
Normal (For normal (thin
(normal thickness) media)
[Normal] should be used in most situations.
7
Basic Operation
High (For thick media)
¯ [High] is 0.5 mm higher than [Normal].
2
Tighten two (2) fixing screws.
Note
-Do not move the head up down mechanism with the head securing screws
tightened. The head up down mechanism may be broken.
-When changing the height of Print head, tighten the head securing screws while
pushing lightly the carriage downward.
-When changing the height of Print head, change [PH HEIGHT VAL] in the MEDIA
REG MENU also. (
P.3-31[(18) PH HEIGHT VAL]
-The print shift may occur in the bi-directional print after changing the height of
Print head. If this is the case, adjust the bidirectional position in [BIDIR ADJ] of the
MEDIA REG MENU.(
P.3-32 [(19) BIDIR ADJ1 L] to [(24)BIDIR ADJ3 R]
-As the gap between the side plate of printer and the carriage is narrow, if it is
hard to reach the head up down mechanism and head securing screws, move the
carriage to the right (or the left) by hand.
-Confirm that the head securing screws at right and left are tightened. If the head
securing screws on the carriage loosen, they may strike the media or edge guard,
causing poor image quality and damage to the printer.
During adjustment of the head height, the warning beep will be heard.
(
P.3-56 [(7) BEEP])
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Ink cartridge replacement
This section describes [Ink cartridge replacement procedure].
There are three situations requiring ink cartridge replacement:
- When the ink cartridge is empty and the ink cartridge needs to be replaced
- When no ink cartridge is installed
- When the ink cartridge is not recognized
Note
-Do not pull out the ink cartridge until the ink is used up.
-Do not pull out the ink cartridge during printing.
-Do not touch the green board (IC chip) of ink cartridge.
-If, after replacing the ink cartridge lost print data occurs in color of the replaced
cartridge, perform the cleaning (normal) after plugging cartridge in and out 2 to 3
times. (
P.4-19)
Ink cartridge replacement procedure
1
Pull the ink cartridge out of the printer.
3
Insert the new ink cartridge in the correct
slot of color.
Insert the ink cartridge as far as it goes.
The location of ink cartridge installation is
P.1-12 [Ink])
determined by its color. (
Do not attempt to forcibly insert an ink
cartridge in the slot of a different color.
4
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The replacement is finished.
- If no error occurs, the printer returns to the online state or the offline state.
- If an error occurs, the error message is displayed.
When the ink cartridge is empty and the it needs to be replaced
1
The message is displayed.
R EPL AC E
XX INK C A R TR IDGE
2
Replace the ink cartridge described in [Ink cartridge replacement procedure].
2
Basic Operation
XX : Ink name
K : Black
C : Cyan
M : Magenta
Y : Yellow
Lm:Light magenta Lc :Light cyan
When no ink cartridge is installed
1
The message is displayed.
INSTA L L
XX INK C A R TR IDGE
XX : Ink name
K : Black
C : Cyan
M : Magenta
Y : Yellow
Lm:Light magenta Lc :Light cyan
2
Replace the ink cartridge described in [Ink cartridge replacement procedure].
When the ink cartridge is not recognized
1
The message is displayed.
CHEC K nn
XX INK C A R TR IDGE
XX : Ink name
K : Black
C : Cyan
M : Magenta
Y : Yellow
Lm:Light magenta Lc :Light cyan
nn :Error code
2
Re-install the ink cartridge described in [Ink cartridge replacement
procedure].
Note
-The unrecognized ink cartridge cannot be used.
-If the ink cartridge is re-installed and the message re-appears, contact your dealer
or Seiko I Infotech directly.
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Waste ink bottle replacement
This section explains [Waste ink bottle replacement procedure].
There are two situation that require Waste ink bottle replacement procedure:
- When no Waste ink bottle is installed
- When the Waste ink bottle is full
The procedure for each case is described below.
Note
-Do not replace the Waste ink bottle during printing.
-When replacing, use caution not to drip the ink. To prevent ink drips from
occurring, cover with paper.
Waste ink bottle replacement procedure
1
Remove the bottle from the waste ink pouropening (tube) by slightly tilting the fully filled
Waste ink bottle.
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2
Cap the bottle and remove it.
3
Wipe out any ink stains around the Waste ink
4
Install a new Waste ink bottle.
bottle.
Waste ink pour-opening
5
The message is displayed to select the
#B OT TL E EM PT Y ?
waste ink counter reset (clear).
* NO
#B OT TL E EM PT Y ?
Note
-The printer automatically calculates waste ink with a counter and displays the
message prompting replacement the Waste ink bottle when the Waste ink bottle is
full.
There is no visual sensing of the waste ink level. Therefore, if the waste ink counter
is reset (set to *YES) and the bottle is not empty, the waste ink may overflow.
6
Select “BOTTLE EMPTY? * YES” and press
Basic Operation
* YES
2
key.
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Treatment when no Waste ink bottle is installed
1
The guidance message is displayed.
B OT TL E OU T
INSTA L L B OT TL E
2
Install a Waste ink bottle. Refer to
3
The message is displayed to select the
P.2-48 [Waste ink bottle replacement]
steps 1 to 4.
waste ink counter reset (clear).
#B OT TL E EM PT Y ?
* NO
#B OT TL E EM PT Y?
* YES
4
Select “BOTTLE EMPTY? * YES” and press
key.
Note
-If the Waste ink bottle is removed to visually check the level in the Waste ink
bottle, select *NO.
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3
Menu of Operation panel
This section explains the basic operation of the operation
panel menu, structure and operation in each menu.
(Content in this section)
Basic menu operation in the offline mode..............3-2
Explanation of each menu operation........................3-17
Basic menu operation in offline mode
Pressing
LCD.
MEDIA REGi
hINK
fMEDIA
key while the printer is idle displays the following menu on the
M.ADVg
hREWIND
FORM FEEDi
#PH RECOVERY
fPH.REC
PH.MAINg
>NORMAL ALL
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
Note
- If an error is being displayed when
into the offline state.
3-2
key is pressed in any menu
When
group, the menu will move to PH.REC
MENU.
key is pressed, the printer goes
Menu layer structure
The menu consists of the following layers.
<First layer menu>
This is the menu group displayed first.
Several menus may exist on the lower layer.
<Second layer menu>
<Third layer menu>
This menu group is under the second layer.
<Parameter>
This selection is for items requiring the entry of numerical values.
Inputs include numerical, character and execution.
Operation panel of menu operation
This menu group is under the first layer.
3
3-3
Menu tree
hINK
fMEDIA
MEDIA REG i
M.ADV g
INK MENU
P.3-17
XX INK LEVELZZZ%
DATE:YY/MM/DD
P.3-17
MEDIA MENU
ROLL(PAPER)
YYYYmm
P.3-18
P.3-18
Toggle display
SHEET(PAPER)
YYYYmm×ZZZZmm
P.3-18
NEST(PAPER)
YYYYmm
P.3-19
Toggle display
MEDIA REG
MENU
P.3-20
(1)
3-4
(2)
REMAINING MEDIA
ZZZm
REMAINING MEDIA
ZZZm
#SELECT MEDIA
>01:PAPER
P.3-24
#RENAME MEDIA
>01:PAPER
P.3-24
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
>01:100.00%
P.3-24
#DRY TIME VALUE
>01:00sec
P.3-25
#PRINT MODE
>01:NORMAL1
P.3-25
#PRINT DIRECTION
>01:BIDIR
P.3-26
#FLATTEN TIME
>01:NONE
P.3-27
(3)
q Basic menu operation in the offline
(1)
(2)
(3)
P.3-28
#MEDIA ADV MODE
>01:FWD ONLY
P.3-28
#TUR MODE
>01:LOOSE
P.3-28
#LEADING EDGE
>02:NORMAL
P.3-29
#VACUUM LEVEL
>01:NORMAL
P.3-29
#FRONT HEATER T
>01: ✽✽ ˚C
P.3-30
#PRINT HEATER T
>01: ✽✽ ˚C
P.3-30
#REAR HEATER T
>01: ✽✽ ˚C
P.3-30
#COLOR STRIPE
>01:ON
P.3-31
#IMAGE GRADIENT
>01:NORMAL
P.3-31
#PH HEIGHT VAL
>01:NORMAL
P.3-31
#BIDIR ADJ1 L YY
>01:+00
P.3-32
#BIDIR ADJ1 R YY
>01:+00
P.3-32
#BIDIR ADJ2 L YY
>01:+00
P.3-32
#BIDIR ADJ2 R YY
>01:+00
P.3-33
3
Operation panel of menu operation
#USE EDGE GUARD
>01:YES
(4)
3-5
(1)
3-6
(2)
(4)
#BIDIR ADJ3 L YY
>01:+00
P.3-33
#BIDIR ADJ3 R YY
>01:+00
P.3-33
#IMAGE IMPROVE.
>01:LOW
P.3-34
#PH CLEANING
>01:START & END
P.3-34
#BACK ADJUST VAL
>01:+0000PULSE
P.3-35
#ADVANCE PREF
>01:SOFTWARE
P.3-35
#PRINT MODE PREF
>01:SOFTWARE
P.3-36
#HEATER PREF
>01:SOFTWARE
P.3-36
#PH REST PERIOD
>01:0000CYCLES
P.3-36
#PH REST TIME
>01:10sec
P.3-36
#PH TEMP REST
>01:OFF
P.3-37
#SET REMAINING MEDIA
>01:YYYm
P.3-37
#DELETE MEDIA
>02:TYPE02 OK ?
P.3-37
#COPY MEDIA
>01
P.3-38
#PASTE MEDIA
>01 02 *
P.3-38
q Basic menu operation in the offline
(1)
(2)
M.ADV MENU
P.3-40
FORM FEED i
PH.MAIN g
REWIND MENU
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
#XXXXXX>100.00%
P.3-41
#BACK ADJ PRINT
>NORMAL1
P.3-42
#BACK ADJUST VAL
#XXXXXX>+0000P
P.3-42
REWINDING MEDIA
P.3-43
PH.REC MENU
P.3-44
FORM FEED
MENU
P.3-45
PH.MAIN
MENU
P.3-46
(5)
P.3-41
#PH RECOVERY
>NORMAL ALL
FEEDING MEDIA
P.3-43
P.3-44
P.3-45
#CAP CLEANING
>
P.3-46
#INK SYSTEM OPT
>STORE INK SYS
P.3-46
#REPLACE WIPER BLADE
>
P.3-47
#REPLACE WIPE LIQUID
>
P.3-47
#REPLACE WIPE SPONGE
>
P.3-47
#WASH PRINTHEADS
>
P.3-47
#PH HEIGHT ADJ
>
P.3-48
#RESEAT PRINTHEAD
>
P.3-48
#PH WARM
>
P.3-48
3
Operation panel of menu operation
hREWIND
fPH.REC
#MEDIA ADV PRINT
>ROUGH(NORMAL1)
3-7
(5)
hPRINTER
fADJUST
SETUP i
HEATER g
PRINTER MENU
P.3-49
ADJUST MENU
P.3-50
SETUP MENU
P.3-54
3-8
(6)
#CONFIG PRINT
>
P.3-49
#ERROR LOG PRINT
>
P.3-49
#HISTORY PRINT
>
P.3-49
#TEST PRINTS
>NOZZLE PRINT
P.3-50
#PH TO PH VAL
#YY
>+00
P.3-51
#PH R/L ADJ VAL
#YY
>+00
P.3-51
#BIDIR ADJ1 L XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
P.3-51
#BIDIR ADJ1 R XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
P.3-51
#BIDIR ADJ2 L XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
P.3-52
#BIDIR ADJ2 R XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
P.3-52
#BIDIR ADJ3 L XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
P.3-52
#BIDIR ADJ3 R XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
P.3-52
#NOZZLE POS VAL
#YY
>0
P.3-53
#LS ADJ TOP VAL
>+0.0mm
P.3-53
#LS ADJ SIDE VAL
>+0.0mm
P.3-53
#LANGUAGE
>ENGLISH
P.3-54
#TIME ZONE (GMT+)
* YY/MM/DD HH:MM +xx
P.3-54
(7)
q Basic menu operation in the offline
(6)
(7)
P.3-59
P.3-55
#TEMPERATURE UNITS
>CENTIGRADE
P.3-55
#INK TYPES
>LX
P.3-55
#HEAD WARMING
>ON
P.3-55
#BEEP
>ON
P.3-56
#BOOT VERSION
* X.XX
P.3-56
#PRINTER FW VER
* X.XX_YY
P.3-56
#MAIN PCA VER
* XXXXX
P.3-56
#CARRIAGE PCA
* XXXXX
P.3-57
#USB ADDRESS
* 000
P.3-57
#USB SPEED
* HIGH-SPEED
P.3-57
#FACTORY DEFAULT
>
P.3-57
#PRINTER FW UPGRADE
>
P.3-58
#DOWNLOAD
>
P.3-58
#HEATER DELAY TIME
>05 min
P.3-59
#HEATER STANDBY TIME
>30 min
P.3-59
3
Operation panel of menu operation
HEATER MENU
#LENGTH UNITS
>MILLIMETER
Note
- The parameter units displayed in each menu is in the SETUP MENU.
Length : [LENGTH UNIT] (meter system, inch system) is in the SETUP MENU.
3-9
Basic operation procedure and keys used
(1)
Set the printer in the menu operable state.
• The menu becomes accessible in the offline state.
(2)
Select the menu group.
,
,
,
key
(3)
(5)
: This steps to the next menu group on the screen.
Select the menu.
,
(4)
keys : These step through menus on a layer.
Key
: The printer returns to the higher menu group.
key
: The menu is selected and parameters can be changed.
Set or change the parameters.
,
keys : Parameters are changed with these keys. numerical values are incremented or decremented with these keys.
,
Keys : Digits are selected with these keys when entering numerical values.
Fixing the set parameter or canceling
key
: This key completes the parameter change.
key
(6)
: This key cancels the entered parameter and returns the printer to the
menu selection state.
Setting finish
Press
3-10
keys
: These select the desired menu group.
key to return the printer in the online state.
q Basic menu operation in the offline
Procedure to select input, numerical input, execution and character input
¢ When the parameter is the selection input method
[PRINT MODE] in the MEDIA REG MENU.
1
,
,
,
keys, select the
menu group. Select MEDIA REG MENU
with
key.
With
,
keys, select the lower
layer menu of MEDIA REG MENU.
hINK
fMEDIA
#PRINT MODE
>01:NORMAL1
Here, select [PRINT MODE].
Press the “
” key, to return the printer to
the state in step 1.
3
To change the parameter, press
key.
MEDIA REGi
M.ADVg
3
Operation panel of menu operation
2
With
#PRINT MODE
* 01:NORMAL1
4
With
,
keys, select the
parameter for the menu.
#PRINT MODE
* 01:QUALITY
Here, select [QUALITY].
5
Press
key. The parameter change
is saved and the printer returns to the
#PRINT MODE
>01:QUALITY
state in step 2.
3-11
¢ When the parameter is the numeral input method
[MEDIA ADV VALUE] in M.ADV MENU.
1
2
With
,
,
,
keys, select
menu group.
hINK
MEDIA REGi
fMEDIA
With “
” key, select M.ADV MENU.
With
,
keys, select the lower
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
layer menu of M.ADV MENU.
#XXXXXX>100.00%
Here, select [MEDIA ADV VALUE].
XXXXXX : Media name
” key, to return the printer to
Press the “
the state in step 1
3
To change parameter, press
4
With
5
Press
6
Press the
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
* 100.00%
,
keys, move to the digit to
,
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
* 100.00%
be changed.
keys to correct the
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
* 100.10%
numeral.
key. Then, the parameter
change is executed and the printer
returns to the state in step 2.
3-12
key.
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
>100.10%
M.ADVg
q Basic menu operation in the offline
¢ Parameter execution
Case 1 : In case of executing the print
[CONFIG PRINT] in PRINTER MENU.
1
,
,
,
keys, select
the menu group.
With
key, select PRINTER MENU.
With
,
keys, select the lower
layer menu of function menu.
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
#CONFIG PRINT
>
Select [CONFIG PRINT].
Press the “
” key, to return the printer to
the state in step 1.
3
Press
key.
3
Operation panel of menu operation
2
With
#CONFIG PRINT
* OK ?
4
To execute, press
5
After finishing the execution, the printer returns to the state in step 2.
key.
To return the printer to the state in step 2
without executing, press
key.
#CONFIG PRINT
* EXECUTING
3-13
Case 2 : Display only
[BOOT VERSION] menu in SETUP MENU.
1
2
3
With
,
,
,
the menu group.
With
key, select the system menu.
With
,
keys, select the lower
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
#BOOT VERSION
layer menu of system menu.
* X.XX
When [BOOT VERSION] is selected, the content is displayed.
*X : BOOT version
With
,
keys, other lower layer
menu in SETUP MENU can be selected.
Press the “
” key, to return the printer to
the state in step 1.
3-14
keys, select
#PRINTER FW VER
* X.XX_YY
q Basic menu operation in the offline
¢ When the parameter is the character input method
MEDIA REG MENU.
1
,
,
,
keys, select the
menu group.
hINK
fMEDIA
With
key, select MEDIA REG MENU.
With
,
keys, select the lower layer
menu of MEDIA REG MEN.
#RENAME MEDIA
>02:TYPE02
To change the parameter, press
key.
#SELECT MEDIA
>02:TYPE02
4
+
keys or
+
keys,
correct the character code group.
With
key or
M.ADVg
3
Select [RENAME MEDIA MENU].
3
MEDIA REGi
#SELECT MEDIA
>02:AYPE02
Operation panel of menu operation
2
With
key, correct the
character.
(
5
6
Refer to P3-16 <Character Selection Table>)
With
,
keys, move to the digit to
#SELECT MEDIA
be corrected and correct the character.
>02:ABCD02
To fix the setting, press
#SELECT MEDIA
key.
>02:ABCDEF
3-15
<Character Selection Table>
Character
Character code group
Backward
(
+
key)
Forward
(
3-16
+
key)
key
Symbols
space, !, • • • •
Numerals
0 to 9
Alphabet • Capital letter
A toZ
Alphabet • Small letter
a to z
Special characters
a, ä, b, • • • •
key
Explanation of each menu operation
INK MENU
Displays the ink information. When pressing
color is displayed in every 3 seconds.
key, the ink information of each
3
MEDIA REGi
hINK
XX INK LEVELZZZ%
DATE:YY/MM/DD
XX :Ink color (Y/M/C/K/Lm/Lc)
ZZZ : Remaining amount of ink
YY :Year, MM : Month DD : Day
The order of display of ink color is Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc.
Operation panel of menu operation
M.ADVg
fMEDIA
(1) INK LEVEL shows the remaining ink.
DATE shows the production date of ink cartridge.
(2) By pressing
for 3 seconds.
(3) When pressing
key, the display can proceed to a next color without resting
key or “
” key, the printer returns to offline state (new
mode) display.
(4) To move to the online state (idle mode) display, press
key.
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MEDIA MENU
Shows the media information. When pressing “
is displayed.
” key, the media information
MEDIA REGi
hINK
fMEDIA
M.ADVg
Key
<For roll media>
(In case of display in mm)
ROLL(XXXXXX)
YYYYmm
XXXXXX : Media name
YYYY : Media width
YY"
(In case of display in inch)
The display is switched at every 3 seconds inter-.
(In case of display in mm)
REMAINING MEDIA
ZZZm
ZZZ : Remaining media
ZZZZft
(In case of display in inch)
<For cut media (sheet)>
(In case of display in mm)
SHEET(XXXXXX)
XXXXXX : Media name
YYYY : Media width
ZZZZ : Media length
YYYYmm×ZZZZmm
YYYY"×ZZZZ"
(In case of display in mm)
[sheet] does not display the remaining media.
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q Explanation of each menu operation
<In case of base (In case of the origin setting with the origin setting function)>
(In case of display in mm)
NEST(XXXXXX)
XXXXXX : Media name
YYYY : Media width
YYYYmm
YY"
(In case of display in inch)
The display is switched at every 3 seconds interval.
(In case of display in mm)
ZZZm
ZZZ : Remaining media
ZZZZft
(In case of display in inch)
(1) REMAINING MEDIA shows the remaining length of media. When [**] is displayed, the remaining is invalid.
(2) Press
key and “
(3) Press
key to move to the online state (idle mode).
” key to return to the offline state (menu mode).
Operation panel of menu operation
REMAINING MEDIA
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MEDIA REG MENU
Set the parameters used for printing. To set the parameter, press
key.
MEDIA REGi
hINK
M.ADVg
fMEDIA
Key
#SELECT MEDIA
>XX:YYYYYY
XX : Media number
YY : Media name
Following 20 pieces of media information can be
registered in MEDIA REG MENU.
(1) SELECT MEDIA
(18) PH HEIGHT VAL
(2) RENAME MEDIA
(19) BIDIR ADJ1 L
(3) MEDIA ADV VALUE
(20) BIDIR ADJ1 R
(4) DRY TIME VALUE
(21) BIDIR ADJ2 L
(5) PRINT MODE
(22) BIDIR ADJ2 R
(6) PRINT DIRECTION
(23) BIDIR ADJ3 L
(7) FLATTEN TIME
(24) BIDIR ADJ3 R
(8) USE EDGE GUARD
(25) IMAGE IMPROVE
(9) MEDIA ADV MODE
(26) PH CLEANING
(10) TUR MODE
(27) BACK ADJUST VAL
(11) LEADING EDGE
(28) ADVANCE PREF
(12) VACUUM LEVEL
(29) PRINT MODE PREF
(13) FRONT HEATER T
(30) HEATER PREF
(14) PRINT HEATER T
(31) PH REST PERIOD
(15) REAR HEATER T
(32) PH REST TIME
(16) COLOR STRIPE
(33) PH TEMP REST
(17) IMAGE GRADIENT
(34) SET REMAINING MEDIA
The function to copy the parameters of one media to other media is available.
P.3-38 [(36) COPY MEDIA], P.3-38 [(37) PASTE MEDIA])
(
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q Explanation of each menu operation
¢ How to select the media
1
Select the MEDIA REG MENU with
hINK
key.
fMEDIA
2
Select [SELECT MEDIA] with
,
MEDIA REGi
M.ADVg
#SELECT MEDIA
>01:PAPER
keys.
*
3
To change the parameter, press
key.
#SELECT MEDIA
*01:PAPER
4
Select the media number you want to
register with
,
keys.
#SELECT MEDIA
*02:TYPE02
5
*
Press
*
key. Then, the media number is
fixed and the printer returns to the state in
#SELECT MEDIA
step 2.
>02:TYPE02
Operation panel of menu operation
When the media is already registered, [*] mark is displayed.
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*
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¢ Preset media initial value
A maximum 20 types (media No. 01 to 20) medias can be saved.
A saved media can be also deleted. However, the media No. 01 (PAPER) cannot
be deleted. The initial values are shown below.
Media number
Setting
Media
MEDIA ADV VALUE
DRY TIME VALUE
02
03
04
05
PAPER
Glossy
Matte
Banner
BLT_B
100.00 %
100.00 %
100.00 %
100.00 %
100.00 %
00 sec
00 sec
00 sec
00 sec
00 sec
NORMAL1
NORMAL1
NORMAL1
NORMAL1
NORMAL1
PRINT DIRECTION
BIDIR
BIDIR
BIDIR
BIDIR
BIDIR
FLATTEN TIME
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
NONE
EDGE GUARD
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
FWD ONLY
FWD ONLY
FWD ONLY
FWD ONLY
FWD ONLY
LOOSE
LOOSE
LOOSE
LOOSE
LOOSE
PRINT MODE
MEDIA ADV MODE
TUR MODE
LEADING EDGE
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
VACUUM LEVEL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
FRONT HEATER T
**(OFF)
45˚C
45˚C
45˚C
45˚C
PRINT HEATER T
**(OFF)
40˚C
40˚C
40˚C
40˚C
REAR HEATER T
**(OFF)
45˚C
45˚C
45˚C
45˚C
COLOR STRIPE
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
IMAGE GRADIENT
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
PH HEIGHT VAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
NORMAL
BIDIR ADJ1 (L)
00
00
00
00
00
BIDIR ADJ1 (R)
00
00
00
00
00
BIDIR ADJ2 (L)
00
00
00
00
00
BIDIR ADJ2 (R)
00
00
00
00
00
BIDIR ADJ3 (L)
00
00
00
00
00
BIDIR ADJ3 (R)
00
00
00
00
00
LOW
LOW
LOW
LOW
LOW
PH CLEANING
START & END
START & END
START & END
START & END
START & END
BACK ADJUST VAL
+0000PULSE
+0000PULSE
+0000PULSE
+0000PULSE
+0000PULSE
IMAGE IMPROVE
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01
ADVANCE PREF
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
PRINT MODE PREF
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
HEATER PREF
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
PH REST PERIOD
0000CYCLES
0000CYCLES
0000CYCLES
0000CYCLES
0000CYCLES
PH REST TIME
10sec
10sec
10sec
10sec
10sec
PH TEMP REST
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
q Explanation of each menu operation
¢ How to set the parameter
Here, the entry of the MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE (
[02] is explained.
1
[#MEDIA ADV VALUE] with
,
To change the parameter, press
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
keys.
>02:100.00%
key
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
and correct the parameter.
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Operation panel of menu operation
2
In the MEDIA REG MENU, display
P.3-24) in the media number
* 02:100.00%
Note
- Print the advance adjustment pattern select the best MEDIA ADVANCE
VALUE. (
P.4-28)
3
Press
key. Then, the message is
displayed.
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
* 02:OK ?
(This message is displayed only when a new
value is saved.)
4
Save new parameter, media number 02,
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
with
>02:100.00%
key. “*” (asterisk indicates the
current media) is appended to the end of
media on the LCD screen and
the printer returns to the state in step 1.
To cancel, press
the state in step 1.
*
When the media is
already registered, [* ]
is dis-.
key. Then, the new registration stops and the printer returns to
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(1)
SELECT MEDIA
Select the new registration or the media
number of a media of which parameters are
corrected. 20 types of media numbers from
[01] to [20] can be selected.
#SELECT MEDIA
>XX:YYYYYY
XX : Selected media number
YYYYYY : Media name
- When entered in the MEDIA REG MENU, the presently set media number is displayed
first.
When no media is loaded, the media number [01] is displayed.
<Parameter (selection input)>
01 to 20
(2)
RENAME MEDIA
Name the media number selected in the [SELECT MEDIA] (Register)
Six (6) digits of character (or code) can be
entered for the media name.
For character string of 6 digits, code, alpha-numeral and KANA can be used.
#RENAME MEDIA
>XX:YYYYYY
XX : Selected media number
YYYYYY : Media name
<Parameter (Character input)>
6 digit character input (Code, alpha-numeral and other)
(3)
P.3-16
MEDIA ADV VALUE
Set the MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE.
Set the advance value so that banding is
eliminated.
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
>XX:YYY.YY%
XX : Selected media number
YYY. YY : MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE
<Parameter )Numeral input9>
0.97.00 to 103.00 %
Note
For MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE setting, refer to [Section 4 Media advance value
setting] (
P.4-28)
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q Explanation of each menu operation
(4)
DRY TIME VALUE
Set the paper scanning wait time. The printer
goes on to the next scan after the wait time
configured for each scan.
#DRY TIME VALUE
>XX:00sec
XX : Selected media
<Parameter )Numeral input9>
00 to 99
PRINT MODE
Operation panel of menu operation
(5)
3
Inputs in unit of second.
#PRINT MODE
Select PRINT MODE.
>XX:NORMAL1
XX : Selected media
<Parameter (Selection Input)>
NORMAL1
(4 passes)
NORMAL2
(4 passes)
QUALITY
(8 passes)
DENSITY
(8 passes)
DRAFT
(2 passes)
FINE DRAFT
(4 passes)
For characteristics of print mode,
refer to the list below.
There are 6 types of print mode. Choose the suitable mode to meet the type of media,
productivity and image quality.
1. NORMAL1
[productivity + image quality weight]
(4 passes)
This the print mode that will mostly be used. The input data of 720 ×720 dpi is printed in the resolution of
720 × 720 dpi. Normally, use this mode.
2. NORMAL2
[image quality weight]
(4 passes)
The input data of 720 ×720 dpi is printed in the resolution of 720 × 720 dpi. If getting banding in print in
[NORMAL1], use this mode. However, the printing speed is 30 % slower than in [NORMAL1].
3. QUALITY
[image quality weight]
(8 passes)
Printing is in the same resolution of 720 × 720 dpi as in [NORMAL1/2]. When using a media with low drying
speed, if you mind non-uniformity of print, use this mode. However, the printing speed is slowed down to
about one half of [NORMAL1].
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4. DENSITY
[high density print]
(8 passes)
This mode is effective when printing transparent media (such as FF, transparent vinyl chloride). The print of
100 % is printed in 200 % at maximum. The printing speed is the same as that of [QUALITY].
5. DRAFT
[productivity weight]
(2 passes)
Printing is in the resolution of 720 × 360dpi. The printing speed is two times the [NORMAL1]. The print density is light comparing with [NORMAL1]. Depending on the print image, banding of print may be visible. The
entire print of 100 % is printed in 50 % of [NORMAL1]. It can be used for checking a layout.
6. FINE DRAFT
[productivity + picture quality weight]
(4 passes)
Printing is in the resolution of 720 × 540 dpi. The printing speed is the same as that of [NORMAL1]. The image quality of photo is almost identical comparing with [NORMAL1]. As the entire print of 100 % becomes 75
% of that in [NORMAL1], if color density is a problem, use [NORMAL1] mode.
Note
- The recommended print mode is [NORMAL1]. Use other modes for increased
productivity or picture quality depending on customer requirements.
(6)
PRINT DIRECTION
Select the print direction of a media.
#PRINT DIRECTION
>XX:BIDIR
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (selection input)>
BIDIR
Printing occurs in two directions.
UNIDIR
Printing occurs in only one direction.
Bi-direction print
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Uni-direction print
: Movement of Print head
: Movement of Print head
: Print image
: Print image
q Explanation of each menu operation
(7)
FLATTENING
Select the MEDIA FLATTEN TIME.
If the printer with the media installed sets for
a long period of time, the leading edge of roll
media can wrinkle, resulting in the heads striking the print. This can be due to humidity or
dust. To avoid this, use this function.
#FLATTEN TIME
>XX:NONE
XX : Selected media number
Operation panel of menu operation
Set the parameters for flatten time setting based on the operating conditions.
When the printer is setting without receiving data, after the set time passes, the leading
edge of roll media is automatically advanced in the front of the Front cover. (When the
leading edge of roll media already is present in front of the front panel, this action is
omitted.)
After printing starts, the media flattening (repeated actions of advancing and rewinding
the media) is automatically performed.
Moreover, when the power is turned off, the leading edge of roll media is automatically
advanced in front of the Front cover and the power is shut down.
(When using the media take-up reel unit, the power is shut down without flattening.)
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<Parameter (selection input)>
NONE
This operation is not performed. When printing continuously
or when using the wrinkle-free media, select this item. But,
when the printer rests, the media could be wrinkled or damage to the print may occur.
30 min
After 30 minutes passes, this operation is performed. In case
of less than 30 minutes, before the print starts, every time the
media flattening is performed. When printing in high humidity environment and the media wrinkles frequently, set the
parameter to this.
1 hour
After 1 hour passes, this operation is performed. When the
interval between prints is 1 hour and the media wrinkles
frequently, set the parameter to this.
2 hours
After 2 hours pass, this operation is performed. When the
interval between prints is 2 hours and the media wrinkles
frequently, set the parameter to this..
4 hours
After 4 hours pass, this operation is performed. When the
interval between prints is 4 hours and the media wrinkles
frequently, set the parameter to this.
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(8)
EDGE GUARD
Select whether the media edge guards are
used or not.
With this setting, the right and left margins of
media change.
#USE EDGE GUARD
>XX:YES
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (selection input)>
YES
Set when the edge guards are used.
NO
Set when the edge guards are not used.
- When the edge guards are used, the right and left margins of print are 10 mm. When not
used, the right and left margins are 5 mm.
(9)
MEDIA ADV MODE
Select a media advance mode.
#MEDIA ADV MODE
>XX:FWD ONLY
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (selection input)>
FWD ONLY
Media is fed in the normal media advance sequence.
BACK & FWD
Media is fed in the media adhesion prevention sequence.
At the beginning of printing, media peeling is performed during feeding when the pause mode is cancelled.
(10) Take-up (TUR) MODE
Select the take-up (TUR) mode when winding
the media with the take-up
#TUR MODE
>XX:LOOSE
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (selection input)>
LOOSE
The take-up is in the loose (slack) mode.
TENSION
The take-up is in the tension mode.
Note
- Select [LOOSE] when the take-up (TUR) is not used.
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q Explanation of each menu operation
(11) LEADING EDGE
Detects the edge of the media when replacing or setting the media, and selects whether
the media should be returned to the waiting
position.
When the take-up reel unit used, the media
will not be returned to the waiting position
regardless of this setting.
#LEADING EDGE
>XX:NORMAL
XX : Selected media number
3
NORMAL
Detects the media width when replacing or setting the
media, and then completes the media setting after checking
media skew during media feeding.
DEDUCED
Detects the media width at replacing or setting the media
and then completes the media setting after detecting the
edge of the media during media rewinding.
Note
Operation panel of menu operation
<Parameter (selection input)>
Usually set [NORMAL] when selecting [REDUCED,] take care of the followings.
- Cut the edge of the media so that the edge of the media is parallel to the guide
line and set it to the printer.
If the edge of the media is not parallel, the print is missed on the edge of the
media and the platen is stained by ink and the media jam is caused.
- Set the media after checking no tape or glue or the edge of the media. If using
the media with tape or glue, it causes media jam.
(12) VACUUM LEVEL
Select the force (speed of fan) to draw the
media to the platen.
#VACUUM LEVEL
>XX:NORMAL
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (selection input)>
NORMAL
Draws the media by normal amount of force.
LOW
Draws the media by with less than normal amount of force.
Note
- When thin media (cloth) wrinkles, select [LOW].
- When [LOW] is selected, the airflow of the blower unit also becomes low.
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(13) FRONT HEATER T
(When temperature unit is Centigrade)
Set the front heater temperature. However,
when “**” is set, the front heater does not work.
#FRONT HEATER T
>XX:30˚C
(When temperature unit is Fahrenheit)
#FRONT HEATER T
<Parameter (numeral input)>
>XX:086˚F
15˚C to 55˚C
Centigrade temperature setting range
59˚F to 131˚F
Fahrenheit temperature setting range
(14) PRINT HEATER T
(When temperature unit is Centigrade)
Set the print heater temperature. However,
when “**” is set, the print heater does not work.
#PRINT HEATER T
>XX:30˚C
(When temperature unit is Fahrenheit)
#PRINT HEATER T
>XX:086˚F
<Parameter (numeral input)>
15˚C to 55˚C
Centigrade temperature setting range
59˚F to 131˚F
Fahrenheit temperature setting range
(15) REAR HEATER T
(When temperature unit is Centigrade)
Set the rear heater temperature. However,
when “**” is set, the rear heater does not work.
#REAR HEATER T
>XX:30˚C
(When temperature unit is Fahrenheit)
#REAR HEATER T
<Parameter (numeral input)>
>XX:086˚F
15˚C to 55˚C
Centigrade temperature setting range
59˚F to 131˚F
Fahrenheit temperature setting range
- Switching the display between Centigrade temperature and Fahrenheit temperature is
performed with (4) Temperature Unit in SETUP MENU. (
P.3-55)
Centigrade/Fahrenheit conversion formula
F=(9/5)C+32
C=(5/9)(F-32)
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q Explanation of each menu operation
(16) COLOR STRIPE
Select whether the color stripe is printed or
not.
<Parameter (selection input)>
ON
The color stripe is added.
OFF
The color stripe is not added.
#COLOR STRIPE
>XX:ON
XX : Selected media number
(17) IMAGE GRADIENT
#IMAGE GRADIENT
Set the image gradient.
>XX:NORMAL
<Parameter (selection input)>
XX : Selected media
NORMAL
Use this usually.
HIGHLIGHT1
Use this when the edge of the printed image is blurred.
HIGHLIGHT2
Use this when the symptom is not improved with HIGHLIGHT1.
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Operation panel of menu operation
- When experiencing loss of print data (clogged nozzles) on long prints. Add the color
stripe and print.
- Irrespective of this setting, the color stripe is added in the various adjustment patterns in
the offline mode.
- When the color stripe to ON, the print region becomes narrower by about 20 mm.
Note
- The image quality improvement decreases the print speed as follows compared to IMAGE GRADIENT NORMAL.
HIGHLIGHT1: 0% to 24% of the image quality at IMAGE GRADIENT NORMAL.
HIGHILIGHT2: 20% to 35% of the image quality at IMAGE GRADIENT NORMAL.
- For applying IMAGE GRADIENT and checking its effect, refer to [How to get good image
quality] (
P.5-15)
(18) PH HEIGHT VAL
#PH HEIGHT VAL
Select the head height.
>XX:NORMAL
<Parameter (selection input)>
XX : Selected media
NORMAL
Use this setting in normal operation.
HIGH
Use this setting when the carriage is set to the HIGH position.
Note
- Select when changing the head height at the printer side. (
P.2-44)
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(19) BIDIR ADJ1 L
Adjust the value of placement for printing in
two directions for each color.
When printing in the print mode other than
[NORMAL2] and [FINE DRAFT], set the value of
shuttle correction.
Display order Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc
#BIDIR ADJ1 L YY
>XX:+00
YY : Ink color
XX : Selected media
<Parameter (numeral input)>
±, -32 to +31
Note
- For selecting values of correction values, refer to [Section 4 Head position
adjustment]. (
P.4-33)
(20) BIDIR ADJ1 R
When printing in the print mode other than
[NORMAL2] and [FINE DRAFT], set the value of
shuttle correction.
Display order Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc
#BIDIR ADJ1 R YY
>XX:+00
YY : Ink color
XX : Selected media
<Parameter (numeral input)>
±, -32 to +31
Note
- For selecting values of correction values, refer to [Section 4 Head position
adjustment]. (
P.4-33)
(21) BIDIR ADJ2 L
When printing in [NORMAL2], set the value of
shuttle correction.
Display order Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc
#BIDIR ADJ2 L YY
>XX:+00
YY : Ink color
XX : Selected media
<Parameter (numeral input)>
±, -32 to +31
Note
- For selecting values of correction values, refer to [Section 4 Head position
adjustment]. (
P.4-33)
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q Explanation of each menu operation
(22) BIDIR ADJ2 R
When printing in [NORMAL2], set the value of
shuttle correction.
Display order Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc
#BIDIR ADJ2 R YY
>XX:+00
YY : Ink color
XX : Selected media
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<Parameter (numeral input)>
±, -32 to +31
Note
- For selecting values of correction values, refer to [Section 4 Head position
adjustment]. (
P.4-33)
(23) BIDIR ADJ3 L
When printing in [FINE DRAFT], set the value
of shuttle correction.
Display order Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc
#BIDIR ADJ3 L YY
>XX:+00
YY : Ink color
XX : Selected media
Operation panel of menu operation
<Parameter (numeral input)>
±, -32 to +31
Note
- For selecting values of correction values, refer to [Section 4 Head position
adjustment]. (
P.4-33)
(24) BIDIR ADJ3 R
When printing in [FINE DRAFT], set the value
of shuttle correction.
Display order Y g M g C g K g Lm g Lc
#BIDIR ADJ3 R YY
>XX:+00
YY : Ink color
XX : Selected media
<Parameter (numeral input)>
±, -32 to +31
Note
- For selecting values of correction values, refer to [Section 4 Head position
adjustment]. (
P.4-33)
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(25) IMAGE IMPROVEMENT
Select whether to automatically correct the
print quality or not.
<Parameter (numeral input)>
#IMAGE IMPROVE.
>XX:OFF
XX : Selected media number
OFF
Automatic correction is not performed.
LOW
Automatic correction is performed.
MEDIUM
Automatic correction is performed. Use this when the symptom is not improved with LOW.
HIGH
Automatic correction is performed. Use this when the symptom is not improved with LOW and MEDIUM.
Note
- If a part (characters or halftone) of an image is disturbed due to excessive
automatic correction, set this mode to OFF and be sure to adjust the media
advance correction value.
- The image quality improvement decreases the print speed as follows compared to IMAGE IMPROVE OFF.
LOW:
7% of the image quality at IMAGE IMPROVE OFF.
MEDIUM:
20% to 35% of the image quality at IMAGE IMPROVE OFF.
HIGH:
50% of the image quality at IMAGE IMPROVE OFF.
- For applying IMAGE IMPROVE and checking its effect, refer to [How to get good image
quality](
P.5-15)
(26) PH CLEANING
This function is to keep the print heads clear of
debris and dried ink to maintain print quality.
<Parameter <numeral input)>
#PH CLEANING
>XX:START & END
XX : Selected media number
START & END
This mode executes cleaning automatically at the start or end
of a print, depending on print history.
DURING PRNT
This mode executes cleaning automatically at a certain interval during printing.
DURING PRNT2
This mode executes cleaning automatically at a certain interval during printing.
Note
- After cleaning is executed during printing using [DURING PRNT] mode, a
splicing line may appear on the print-out.
To eliminate the splice line, see
P.3-35 [(27) BACK ADJUST VAL].
Sometimes, due to the media or printed image, a splice line will still appear
in the print. In this case, use the [START & END] or [DURING PRNT2] modes.
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q Explanation of each menu operation
- With [DURING PRNT2] mode, cleaning is executed during printing. Splices
are matched better than [DURING PRNT]. But, colors at before and after the
splice may change. Select the mode suitable for media characteristics and
print image.
Correct with the
back adjust value.
Cleaning
Cleaning
Half way on the path
Operation panel of menu operation
- When [DURING PRNT] is selected, if [TUR MODE](
P.3-28) of take-up is
set to [TENSION](
P.3-28) , the same operation as [START & END] mode is
performed.
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(27) BACK ADJUST VAL
Set the back adjust value of the media.
The splice line of two images divided
by performing the auto cleaning (PH
CLEANING [DURING PRNT] during
printing is corrected.
#BACK ADJUST VAL
>XX:+0000PULSE
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/– 2000 pulses (Unit : about 3.5 μm)
(28) ADVANCE PREF
Select the ADVANCE PREFERENCE of MEDIA
ADVANCE VALUE.
#ADVANCE PREF
>XX:SOFTWARE
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (numeral input)>
SOFTWARE
Data (value) sent from RIP of computer is the controlling
source.
FRONT PANEL
The value set in the MEDIA REG MENU (or M.ADV MENU) of
printer is the controlling source.
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(29) PRINT MODE PREF
Select the print mode preference.
<Parameter (numeral input)>
#PRINT MODE PREF
>XX:SOFTWARE
XX : Selected media number
SOFTWARE
Data (print mode) sent from RIP of computer is the controlling
source
FRONT PANEL
The print mode set in the MEDIA REG MENU of printer is the
controlling source.
(30) HEATER PREF
#HEATER PREF
Select the heater preference.
>XX:SOFTWARE
XX : Selected media number
<Parameter (numeral input)>
SOFTWARE
Data (print mode) sent from RIP of computer is the controlling
source
HEAT PANEL
The print mode set in the MEDIA REG MENU of printer is the
controlling source.
(31) PH REST PERIOD
#PH REST PERIOD
Scanning of printer head rests at a certain print
length interval while printing.
Use this setting to prevent loss of printed data
during a print. Normally, set it to [0000CYCLES].
>XX:0000CYCLES
XX : Selected media number
- Set the number of scan for print length in the [(31) PH REST PERIOD].
- Set the rest time in the [(32) PH REST TIME].
<Parameter (numeral input)>
0000 to 9999
[0] does not perform the scan rest.
(32) PH REST TIME
Corresponding to [(31) PH REST PERIOD], set
the rest time. When [0] is set in [(31) PH REST
PERIOD], this parameter is ignored.
Use this setting to prevent the lost print data
from occurring. Set it to [10 sec] as a general
rule.
<Parameter (numeral input)>
1 to 99 seconds
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#PH REST TIME
>XX:10sec
XX : Selected media number
q Explanation of each menu operation
(33) PH TEMP REST
Set the temperature gap mode. Set whether
the printer goes to standby for every scan if
there is a gap between the set temperature of
the media print heater and the head temperature. This parameter should be set to prevent
the print dot-off. Normally set this parameter
[OFF].
#PH TEMP REST
>XX:OFF
XX : Selected media number
3
OFF
The printer does not go to standby even if there is a temperature gap.
ON
If there is a temperature gap, the printer goes to standby for
every scan until the temperature gap disappears.
(34) SET REMAINING MEDIA
Set the remaining media. If the remaining
media is set beforehand, by subtracting the
printed length the printer will know the remaining media in the MEDIA MENU.
When [***] is displayed by invalid entry, the
remaining media function is not performed.
#SET REMAINING MEDIA
>XX:YYYm
Operation panel of menu operation
<Parameter (numeral input)>
>XX:YYYYft
XX : Selected media number
YY : Remaining media
<Parameter (numeral input)>
0 to 999 m
The input unit in the meter unit system is meter (m).
0 to 3278 ft
The input unit in the inch unit system is feet (ft).
- The parameter display unit is displayed in unit set in [LENGTH UNITS] of SETUP MENU.
(35) DELETE MEDIA
Delete the saved media.
No. 01 to 20 of saved media can be selected.
The saved media 01 is positioned as a reference and cannot be deleted.
Also, the media presently set in the printer
cannot be deleted.
To perform the delete operation, press
key.
#DELETE MEDIA
>02:TYPE02
#DELETE MEDIA
* 02:TYPE02 OK ?
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(36) COPY MEDIA
Select the media number of copy source.
It is used to copy the media information (parameters) of one saved media to other media.
Designate the copy destination in [(37) PASTE
MEDIA].
#COPY MEDIA
>XX
XX : Copy source media number
Note
- When the media number designated as the copy source is deleted, the copy
source is automatically set to [01].
<Parameter (selection input)>
01 to 20
The registered numbers only are displayed.
(37) PASTE MEDIA
Select the media number of copy destination.
#PASTE MEDIA
>XXgYY *
<Parameter (selection input)>
01 to 20
XX : Copy source media number
YY : Copy destination media number
[*] is appended to the already registered number displayed.
¢ COPY MEDIA, PASTE MEDIA
Select the copy source and the copy destination and copy the media prameters.
The parameters to be copied are respective setting content of (2) to (34) in the
MEDIA REG MENU.
In the function to copy the information of saved media, the parameters can be
copied using [(36) COPY MEDIA] and [(37) PASTE MEDIA] as a set.
For details, refer to how to copy the parameters in the next page.
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q Explanation of each menu operation
¢ How to copy the parameter
Here, the procedure to copy the parameters in the media No. 13 to the media No.
20 is explained.
1
Select the copy the source.
When
key is pressed in each menu, the
menu returns to the first one.
3
#COPY MEDIA
* 01
,
#COPY MEDIA
*13
#COPY MEDIA
>13
2
Select the copy destination.
On the display, the number (13) on the left hand
side is the media number of copy source and the
number at the right hand side is the media No. of
copy destination.
With
,
keys, select the media number.
(The copy destination numbers 01 to 20 are
displayed.) When the copy destination is already
registered, * is added to the end of number.
With
#PASTE MEDIA
>13 g 01 *
#PASTE MEDIA
* 13 g 01 *
,
#PASTE MEDIA
* 13 g 20
key, select the media number of copy
destination.
If the copy destination is newly saved, * is not appended to the end of number.
With
Operation panel of menu operation
Select the media number with
,
keys.
(Only the saved source numbers are displayed.)
Select the media number of copy source with
key.
#COPY MEDIA
>01
key, execute the parameter copy.
When
key is pressed in each menu, the
menu returns to the first menu.
#PASTE MEDIA
* 13 g 20 OK ?
# PASTE MEDIA
*13 g 20 *
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M.ADV MENU
Set the parameters for media advance prints. To set the parameters, press
”key.
“
hINK
MEDIA REGi
fMEDIA
#MEDIA ADV PRINT
>ROUGH(NORMAL1)
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M.ADVg
q Explanation of each menu operation
(1)
MEDIA ADV PRINT
To determine the MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE,
#MEDIA ADV PRINT
print the media advance print.
>ROUGH(NORMAL1)
There are two types of media advance
prints, [ROUGH] and [DETAIL]. With [ROUGH], seek the rough value and then select
the proper value with [DETAIL]. Adjust the MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE in each print
key during printing, printing can be stopped.
mode. By pressing
ROUGH(NORMAL1) Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every 0.5%
step between 99.0 and 101.0 %. (With in NORMAL1 mode)
ROUGH(QUALITY )
Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every 0.5%
step between 99.0 and 101.0 %. (With in QUALITY mode)
ROUGH(DENSITY )
Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every 0.5%
step between 99.0 and 101.0 %. (With in DENSITY mode)
ROUGH(DRAFT )
Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every
0.5% step between 99.0 and 101.0 %. (With in DRAFT mode)
ROUGH(FINE DRAFT) Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every 0.5%
step between 99.0 and 101.0 %. (With in FINE DRAFT mode)
Operation panel of menu operation
<Parameter (selection input)>
3
DETAIL(NORMAL1) Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every
0.1% step between current setting value ± 0.2%.
DETAIL(QUALITY )
Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every
0.1% step between current setting value ± 0.2%.
DETAIL(DENSITY )
Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every
0.1% step between current setting value ± 0.2%.
DETAIL(DRAFT )
Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every
0.1% step between current setting value ± 0.2%.
DETAIL(FINE DRAFT) Prints the paper feed amount adjustment pattern at every
0.1% step between current setting value ± 0.2%.
Note
- When printing an image with print modes [NORMAL2], use [NORMAL1] to
adjust.
(2)
MEDIA ADV VALUE
Adjust the media advance value. Reading the
print result of media advance print, enter the
media advance value.
#MEDIA ADV VALUE
#XXXXXX>100.00%
XXXXXX : Media name
<Parameter (numeral input)>
Within the setting range of 97.00 to 103.00 % MEDIA ADVANCE VALUE
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(3)
BACK ADJUST PRINT
When adjusting the media back adjustment
(when PH cleaning mode [DURING PRNT] is
selected), print the back adjust print.
Select the parameters to meet the respective
print mode.
#BACK ADJ PRINT
>NORMAL1
<Parameter (selection input)>
Print mode Using MEDIA ADV PRINT
(4)
NORMAL1, NORMAL2
NORMAL1
QUALITY
QUALITY
DENSITY
DESITY
DRAFT
DRAFT
FINE DRAFT
FINE DRAFT
BACK ADJUST VAL
Set the back adjust value of the media. Reading the print result of back adjust print, enter
the back adjust value.
#BACK ADJUST VAL
#XXXXXX>+0000P
XXXXXX : Media name
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–2000 pulses (Unit : about 3.5 μm)
Note
- The back adjust value of the media is valid when the PH cleaning mode
[DURING PRNT] is set. (
P.3-34 [(26) PH CLEANING])
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q Explanation of each menu operation
REWIND MENU
While you keep pressing
key, the media is being rewound.
hREWIND
FORM FEEDi
fPH.REC
PH.MAINg
REWINDING MEDIA
When releasing your hand off
the offline state (menu mode).
key, the media stops and the printer returns to
Operation panel of menu operation
key
3
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PH.REC MENU
This is used to perform the print head cleaning of printer. To enter in the PH.REC
” key
MENU of Print head, press “
hREWIND
FORM FEEDi
fPH.REC
PH.MAINg
key
#PH RECOVERY
>NORMAL ALL
<Parameter (selection input)>
NORMAL ALL
Recovery clogged nozzles.
STRONG ALL
Recovery of clogged nozzle when not solved with [NORMAL ALL].
For detailed cleaning operation, refer to [Section 4 Print head cleaning]
P.4-19).
(
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q Explanation of each menu operation
FORM FEED MENU
While pressing
key, the printer keeps feeding the media. (In case of the sheet
media, the paper is ejected.)
hREWIND
FORM FEEDi
fPH.REC
PH.MAINg
FEEDING MEDIA
When releasing the hand off
the offline state (menu mode).
key, the media stops and the printer returns to
Operation panel of menu operation
key
3
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PH.MAIN MENU
This is used in the maintenance and replacement of Capping unit/wiper blade
” key.
and the cleaning the ink flowing path, To operate PH.MAIN MENU, press “
hREWIND
FORM FEEDi
fPH.REC
PH.MAINg
key
#CAP CLEANING
>
(1)
Cap cleaning
The carriage moves to the maintenance area
so that the Capping unit can be periodically
cleaned. (
P.4-6 [Clean the Capping
unit])
#CAP CLEANING
>
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
(2)
Service
Execute the service (cleaning) operation.
#INK SYSTEM OPT
>STORE INK SYS
<Parameter (selection input)>
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STORE INK SYS
Clean the Print head and ink path with the storage liquid and
fill the storage liquid so that the printer can be left for a long
period of time.
CLEAN INK SYS
When returning to the printer after being switched off for a
long period of time with service clean implemented, clean
the Print head and ink flow- path with the cleaning liquid.
CHARGE INK SYS
Used this when filling the ink in the printer after performing
the clean.
q Explanation of each menu operation
(3)
REPLACE WIPER BLADE
Used to replace the wiper blade.
(
P.4-21 [Wiper blade replacement])
(4)
#REPLACE WIPER BLADE
>
REPLACE WIPE LIQUID
Used to replace Wiper cleaning liquid in
the bottle. (
P.4-23 [Wiper cleaning
liquid replacement])
>
REPLACE WIPER SPONGE
Used to replace the Wiper sponge. (
[Wiper sponge replacement])
(6)
P.4-25
#REPLACE WIPE SPONGE
>
Fill Cap
This function fills the cap with the ink so that
the Print head (nozzle surface) is submerged
in ink. Leave the printer 1 to 2 hours and check
again.
Use this function if the lost print data is not
resolved, even if cleaning is repeated .
#WASH PRINTHEADS
>
3
Operation panel of menu operation
(5)
#REPLACE WIPE LIQUID
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
Note
- Before printing after executing the fill cap, perform a cleaning (normal).
- If the printer is left for 24 hours and the lost print data (clogged nozzles) is
not restored, contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech directly.
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(7)
PH HEIGHT ADJ
Used to adjust the Print head height. (
44 [Change the Print head height])
(8)
P.2-
#RESEAT PRINTHEAD
>
PH WARM
Head warming-up is used to warm up the
Print head. When the temperature inside the
printer is low, head warming-up is automatically started immediately before printing. Use
the head warming-up to warm up the Print
head in advance before printing.
(1)When head warming-up is executed, the
message is displayed as shown on the
right side.
(2)When the Print head temperature reaches
to a certain level, the message is displayed as shown on the right side. Head
warming-up finishes after the carriage
moves to operate several scanning (and
also feeding the media by few cm).
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>
RESEAT PRINT HEAD
Check the poor contact of connector connection, based on the message.
(9)
#PH HEIGHT ADJ
#PH WARM
>
#PH WARM
*PH WARMING UP
XXm
XX :Time required to finish the head
warming-up
#PH WARM
*EXECUTING
q Explanation of each menu operation
PRINTER MENU
Use the following when executing the functions provided in the printer.
” key.
To execute the function, press “
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
#CONFIG PRINT
>
(1)
Menu print
This function prints the printer information
and panel setting information.
#CONFIG PRINT
>
Operation panel of menu operation
key
3
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
(2)
Error log print
This function prints the error log information
saved in the printer.
#ERROR LOG PRINT
>
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
(3)
History print
This function prints the ink system
cleaning status and the log of Print head
replacement.
#HISTORY PRINT
>
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
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ADJUST MENU
Use this function when setting the mechanical adjustment parameters. To set the
” key.
mechanical adjustment parameters, press “
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
key
#TEST PRINTS
>NOZZLE PRINT
(1)
Adjustment pattern
To perform the mechanical and electrical adjustments, print the adjustment pattern.
To stop printing, press
key.
#TEST PRINTS
>NOZZLE PRINT
<Parameter (selection input)>
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NOZZLE PRINT
Prints the nozzle check pattern (without cleaning).
Use it for daily inspection.
PH TO PH
Prints the head position adjustment pattern.
ADJUST PH R/L
Prints the head right and left adjustment pattern.
BIDIRECTION1 When printing in the print mode other than [NORMAL2] and
[FINE DRAFT], set the value of bi-directional correction.
BIDIRECTION2
When printing in [NORMAL2], set the value of bi-directional
correction.
BIDIRECTION3
When printing in [FINE DRAFT], set the value of bi-directional
correction.
NOZZLE POS ADJ
Prints the nozzle position adjustment pattern.
LS ADJ PRINT
Prints the sensor position adjustment pattern.
TUR ADJ PRINT
Prints the adjustment pattern for take-up reel unit.
q Explanation of each menu operation
(2)
PH TO PH VAL
This function adjusts head position (print position in the right and left direction of media) of
primary printing direction of each Print head.
Reading the print result of [PH TO PH], enter
the value. (
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#PH TO PH VAL
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
Display order : Y g M g C g Lm g Lc
3
+/–, – 32 to + 31
(3)
PH R&L ADJ VAL
Used to adjust the right and left nozzle spotting positions of each print head. (
P.4-33
[Head position adjustment])
#PH R/ L ADJ VAL
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
(4)
Operation panel of menu operation
<Parameter <numeral input)>
BIDIR ADJ1 L
This function adjusts the bi-directional position of set media. Reading the print result of
[BIDIRECTION1], enter the value.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#BIDIR ADJ1 L XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
XXXXXX : Media name
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
(5)
BIDIR ADJ1 R
This function adjusts the bi-directional position of set media. Reading the print result of
[BIDIRECTION1], enter the value.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#BIDIR ADJ1 R XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
XXXXXX : Media name
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
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(6)
BIDIR ADJ2 L
This function adjusts the bi-directional position of set media. Reading the print result of
[BIDIRECTION2], enter the value.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#BIDIR ADJ2 L XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
XXXXXX : Media name
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
(7)
BIDIR ADJ2 R
This function adjusts the bi-directional position of set media. Reading the print result of
[BIDIRECTION2], enter the value.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#BIDIR ADJ2 R XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
XXXXXX : Media name
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
(8)
BIDIR ADJ3 L
This function adjusts the bi-directional position of set media. Reading the print result of
[BIDIRECTION3], enter the value.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#BIDIR ADJ3 L XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
XXXXXX : Media name
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
(9)
BIDIR ADJ3 R
This function adjusts the bi-directional position of set media. Reading the print result of
[BIDIRECTION3], enter the value.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
<Parameter (numeral input)>
+/–, – 32 to + 31
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#BIDIR ADJ3 R XXXXXX
#YY
>+00
YY : Ink color
XXXXXX : Media name
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
q Explanation of each menu operation
(10) NOZZLE POS VAL
This function adjusts the nozzle position of
each head in the sub-scanning direction. Enter
a correction value according to the printed
[NOZZLE POS ADJ] pattern.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#NOZZLE POS VAL
#YY
>0
YY : Ink color
Display order : YgMgCgKgLmgLc
3
<Parameter (numeral input)>
0 to 8
According to the print results of [LS ADJ
PRINT], enter the correction value for the sensor (top) position.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#LS ADJ TOP VAL
>+0.0mm
<Parameter (numeral input)>
0 to 8
Operation panel of menu operation
(11) LS ADJ TOP VAL
Note
- Regardless of the unit configured with “LENGTH UNITS”, this parameter is
shown in the unit of millimeter (mm).
(12) LS ADJ SIDE VAL
This function adjusts the print position of the
media. According to the print results of [LS
ADJ PRINT], enter the correction value for the
sensor (side) position.
(
P.4-33 [Head position adjustment])
#LS ADJ SIDE VAL
>+0.0mm
<Parameter (numeral input)>
0 to 8
Note
- Regardless of the unit configured with “LENGTH UNITS”, this parameter is
shown in the unit of millimeter (mm).
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SETUP MENU
Use this when setting or displaying the system parameter. To set the system pakey.
rameter, press
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
key
#LANGUAGE
>ENGLISH
(1)
LANGUAGE
Select the language for LCD message.
#LANGUAGE
>ENGLISH
<Parameter <selection input>)
(2)
JAPANESE
The LCD message is displayed in Japanese.
ENGLISH
The LCD message is displayed in English.
FRENCH
The LCD message is displayed in French.
ITALIAN
The LCD message is displayed in Italian.
GERMAN
The LCD message is displayed in German.
SPANISH
The LCD message is displayed in Spanish.
PORTUGUESE
The LCD message is displayed in Portuguese.
Time Zone
Select the time zone.
When changing the time zone, the local time
displayed is updated.
#TIME ZONE (GMT+)
*YY/MM/DD HH:MM +00
YY : Year MM : Month DD : Day HH : Hour
MM : Minute
YY/MM/DD HH : MM :
The date and time that are calculated by adding the
internal time (Greenwich Mean Time=GMT) to the time
zone time are displayed.
<Parameter <selection input)>
– 12 to +12
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Selection input of a total 25 stages at every one hour
q Explanation of each menu operation
(3)
Length Unit
Select the length unit when displaying various
parameters.
#LENGTH UNITS
>MILLIMETER
<Parameter (selection method)>
This displays in the meter unit system of mm (millimeter) or m (meter)
INCH
This displays in the inch unit system of “ (inch) or ft (feet).
Temperature Unit
Select a temperature unit.
#TEMPERATURE UNITS
>CENTIGRADE
<Parameter (selection method)>
(5)
CENTIGRADE
Centigrade
FAHRENHEIT
Fahrenheit
INK TYPES
#INK TYPES
Select an ink type.
3
Operation panel of menu operation
(4)
MILLIMETER
>LX
<Parameter (selection method)>
LX
To apply EG-Outdoor LX, select this.
EX
To apply EG-Outdoor EX, select this.
Note
- EG-Outdoor LX and EG-Outdoor EX cannot be mixed or applied concurrently.
(6)
Head warming-up
Set the head warming-up.
#HEAD WARMING
>ON
<Parameter (selection method)>
ON
When the temperature is low, the head warming-up is executed. (Normally use this mode.)
OFF
When the temperature is low, the head warming-up is not
executed.
Note
- When this mode is turned off, the head warming-up is automatically canceled.
- See
P.5-3 [Although the printer is in the print mode, printing does not start with "PH
WARMING UP" displayed on the operation panel.]
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(7)
BEEP
This function sets whether or not the warning
beep sounds in the condition below
- State that the Print head is dislocated from
the cap in the daily maintenance or height
adjustment
- State that due to media jamming (media
stack) error during printing the Print head
cannot be capped
- When confirming the Print head
- When the base (origin) is being set
#BEEP
>ON
<Parameter (selection method)>
ON
The beep sounds.
OFF
The beep does not sound.*
*
(8)
Irrespective of this setting, when the normal error occurs, the beep
sounds.
BOOT Version
This displays the BOOT version.
<Parameter (execution method)>
#BOOT VERSION
*X.XX
None
(9)
F/W version
This displays the version of system F/W.
#PRINTER FW VER
*X.XX_YY
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
(10) LEE version
This displays the version of LEE board.
#MAIN PCA VER
*XXXXX
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
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q Explanation of each menu operation
(11) LEC version
This displays the version of LEC board.
#CARRIAGE PCA
*XXXXX
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
3
(12) USB address
#USB ADDRESS
*000
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
(13) USB speed
This displays the transfer speed of USB connection.
#USB SPEED
*HIGH-SPEED
Operation panel of menu operation
This displays the USB address.
<Parameter <execution method)>
HIGH-SPEED
It is connected in HIGH-SPEED.
FULL-SPEED
It is connected in FULL-SPEED.
Note
- This only displays the present connection state. In this menu, the transfer
speed cannot be selected.
(14) Initial Setting
This sets all of the parameters to the initial settings at the factory.
#FACTORY DEFAULT
>
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
Note
- The printer must be rebooted after setting the initial setting.
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(15) Update
Use this when updating the firmware.
#PRINTER FW UPGRADE
>
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
Note
- The printer must be rebooted after the firmware is updated.
(16) Download
Use this function when downloading each
parameter from the computer to the printer.
#DOWNLOAD
>
<Parameter (execution method)>
None
Note
- After downloaded, the printer needs to rebooted.
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q Explanation of each menu operation
HEATER MENU
Use this when setting heater delay time and heater standby time. To set the syskey.
tem parameter, press
hPRINTER
SETUPi
fADJUST
HEATERg
#HEATER DELAY TIME
>05min
(1)
HEATER DELAY TIME
Select the language for LCD message.
(
P.2-41)
#HEATER DELAY TIME
>05min
Operation panel of menu operation
key
3
<Parameter <selection input>)
00 to 30
(2)
HEATER STANDBY TIME
Sets the time that the heater keeps the standby temperature after printing is completed.
(Transition time to the standby temperature is
P.2-41)
included)(
#HEATER STANDBY TIME
>30 min
<Parameter (selection method)>
NONE
Does not keep the standby temperature.
30 min
Keeps the standby temperature for 30 minutes.
60 min
Keeps the standby temperature for 1 hour.
90 min
Keeps the standby temperature for an hour and half.
120 min
Keeps the standby temperature for 2 hours.
CONTINUOUS Continues to keep the standby temperature.
3-59
4
Maintenance and
Adjustment / Replacement
This section describes the maintenance and adjustment of
the printer and the replacement of consumables.
(For replacement of ink cartridge, Waste ink bottle and media, refer to [Section 2 Basic Operation].
(Content of this section)
Periodic maintenance........................................................ 4-2
Print head cleaning..........................................................4-19
Wiper blade replacement...............................................4-21
Wiper cleaning liquid replacement............................4-23
Wiper sponge replacement...........................................4-25
Media cutter blade replacement.................................4-27
Media advance value setting........................................4-28
Head position adjustment.............................................4-33
Adjustment of take-up reel unit..................................4-47
Periodic maintenance
This section explains the periodic inspection/periodic maintenance procedures.
Periodic inspection/Maintenance guide
This printer needs to be periodically inspected and maintained.
For each periodic inspection/maintenance, refer to pages described below and
perform properly.
Regular Inspection / Maintenance (Daily maintenance)
everyday
(1) Check the remaining wiper cleaning liquid
P.4-3
(2) Check the stain on the Wiper blade
P.4-4
(3) Check the Waste ink bottle
P.4-3
(4) Implementation of the nozzle print
P.4-8
every-week
(5) Clean the Capping unit
P.4-6
(6) Clean the Print head [normal]
P.4-19
When returning the printer after being switched off for an extended
period (Less than 2 weeks)
(1) Head wash
P.4-12
(2) Ink filling
P.4-12
When leaving the printer
for more than 2 weeks after
switched off
(1) Service clean
P.4-10
When returning to the printer
after being switched off for
more than 2 weeks
(1) Head wash
P.4-11
(2) Ink filling
P.4-11
When the printer is left for more than 1 month after switched off
The service call error is displayed. Contact your dealer or
Seiko I Infotech.
4-2
Regular Inspection / Maintenance (Daily maintenance)
To keep the print quality stable, perform the following six items in order of 1 to 6
described below.
(1) Check the Waste ink bottle (2) Check the wiper cleaning liquid
(3) Check the stain on the Wiper blade (4) Clean the Capping unit (5) Implementation of the head cleaning [normal]
(6) Implementation of the nozzle print : everyday
: everyday
: everyday
: every week
: every week
: everyday
- Only use the Cleaning liquid, Cap cleaning stick, Cap cleaning roller or Cleaning
swab supplied by Seiko I Infotech.
(1) Check the Waste ink bottle
Check that the Waste ink bottle is not filled.
When the waste ink is filled to the level of
[FULL] label, replace the Waste ink bottle with
a new one.
( P.2-48 [Waste ink bottle replacement])
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Note
4
(2) Check the remaining of wiper cleaning liquid
Open the Front cover and the Cap cover and
visually check the remaining wipre cleaning
liquid.
If the wiper cleaning liquid is empty,
replace it. ( P.4-23 [Wiper cleaning liquid
replacement])
The wiper cleaning liquid needs replacement
about once a month as a general rule.
4-3
(3) Check for stains on the Wiper blade
Visually check for stains and damage on the Wiper blade.
If damage is found, replace the Wiper blade. (
1
2
Set the printer to the offline. Press
key to display PH.MAIN MENU.
Press
key to enter into PH.MAIN
MENU. Then, the cap cleaning menu is
P.4-21 [Wiper blade replacement])
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
#C A P CL EA NING
>
displayed.
3
4
Select [Wiper blade replacement] with
key and press
key.
When the confirmation menu appears,
press
key.
#R EPL ACE W IPER B L A D E
>
#R EPL ACE W IPER B L A D E
*OK ?
The position of Wiper blade moves.
W IPER M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
5
Open the Front cover and the Cap cover.
O PE N CO V E R
1
RE PL AC E W IPE R B L AD E
2
4-4
q Periodic Maintenance
6
Visually check for stains and damage on the
Wiper blade.
If a damage is found, replace the Wiper blade.
( P.4-21 [Wiper blade replacement])
4
- If the Wiper blade is contaminated, check visually that the Wiper sponge is
properly installed. If not set properly, set it correctly. (P.4-25 [Wiper sponge
replacement])
- Check the level in the Wiper cleaning liquid bottle. If it is empty, replace
the wiper cleaning liquid in the bottle. (P.4-23 [Wiper cleaning liquid
replacement])
7
Close the Cap cover and the Front cover.
8
Select [*NO] and press
#R EPL ACE F INISHED
*NO
Note
key to finish.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Note
- The printer automatically accumulates the time when the wipe blade is used
and displays the message prompting to replace the Wiper blade. If a new
Wiper blade is installed and [*YES] is set, the value of accumulator is reset.
4-5
(4) Clean the Capping unit
2
1
Install the Cap cleaning stick to the Cap
2
Set the printer to the offline and press
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
key to display PH.MAIN MENU.
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
1
cleaning roller.
3
Press
4
Press
key to enter in PH.MAIN MENU3.
Then, the cap cleaning menu is displayed.
#C A P CL EA NING
>
key. When the confirmation
menu appears, press
key again.
The carriage moves.
When the carriage moves, the warning beep
sounds.
(
P.3-56 [(7) BEEP])
#C A P C L EA NING
>
#C A P C L EA NING
*OK ?
C A R R IAGE M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
5
Open the Front cover and then the Cap
cover.
1
O PE N CO V E R
C AP C L E AN IN G
2
4-6
q Periodic Maintenance
6
Dip the Cap cleaning roller in the Cap
cleaning liquid.
Note
- Do not dip the Cap cleaning roller used
in cleaning once in the cap cleaning
liquid bottle. The Cap cleaning liquid
will be contaminated.
7
Clean on the surface of cap, rolling the Cap cleaning Roller.
First, roll the Cap cleaning roller on 6 caps at
the rightmost side, shuttling once each.
2.
Next, roll the Cap cleaning roller on 6 caps at
the rightmost side, shuttling 10 times each.
Note
- The Cap cleaning roller is intended for a single use only. Use a new Cap cleaning
roller for each cleaning.
8
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
1.
Close the Cap cover and the Front cover.
The carriage automatically returns to the original position.
Note
- Do not expose the Print heads for an unnecessarily long time when taking it out
of the Capping unit. Finish working quickly and cap the Print heads.
- After cleaned, if the lost print still occurs, remove foreign matters and ink
stains on the cap with the Cleaning swab soaked with cap cleaning liquid while
checking visually.
- Be careful for cap cleaning liquid not to stick parts other than the cap.
(5) Implementation of the Print head cleaning [NORMAL ALL]
Select PH.REC MENU from the operation panel and then [NORMAL ALL] to
perform the cleaning. ( P.4-19 [Print head cleaning])
4-7
(6) Performing the nozzle print
The nozzle print is performed to confirm that the nozzles of Print head are not
blocked. Before printing each day or after cleaning the caps, run the nozzle print
to verify the Print head performance.
1
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
hINK key.)
fM EDIA 2
Press
3
Press
key twice to display ADJUST
MENU.
key to display the adjustment
pattern.
Press
5
Press
6
When pressing
key.
HEATER g
#TEST PR INTS
>NOZ Z L E PR INT
#TEST PR INTS
*OK ?
key, after performing
the warm-up, the adjustment pattern
shown in the next page is printed.
4-8
SE TU Pi
fA DJ U ST
#TEST PR INTS
key.
M .A D V g
hPR INTER > NOZ Z L E PR INT
4
M ED IA R EGi
#TEST PR INTS
*EXECU TING
q Periodic Maintenance
• Sample of print [Nozzle print]
Media advancing direction
Printed okay without
nozzle-out (clogged nozzles)
Nozzle-out (clogged nozzles)
If the missing nozzles are found on the nozzle print, Perform “(5) Print head
cleaning [NORMAL ALL]” again.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Confirm that all nozzles are firing correctly.
4
Note
- Do not expose the Print heads for an unnecessarily long time when taking it out
of the Capping unit. Finish working quickly and cap the Print heads.
4-9
¢ When leaving the printer for more than 2 weeks powered off
To prevent the Print head from drying, need to be filled with storage liquid. A
storage kit is required. Prepare the storage liquid cartridge set (IP5-107).
(1) Service clean
Select PH.MAIN MENU from the operation panel and then the service clean.
After finishing the service clean, turn off
the power of printer while the cartridges
of storage liquid are inserted in the ink
cartridge slots. Then, leave the printer.
#INK SYSTEM OPT
> STOR E INK SYS
When returning to the printer after performing the service clean and being
switched off for a long period of time, the head wash is necessary. ( P.4-11 [(1)
Head wash])
4-10
q Periodic Maintenance
¢ When leaving the printer for more than 2 weeks powered off
Clean the Print head and the ink path using the Cleaning liquid.
Prepare the Cleaning liquid cartridge set (IP5-138).
(1) Head wash
Select PH.MAIN MENU from the operation panel and then the head wash. Follow
the instructions on the LCD screen.
After the head wash, perform the ink
filling so that 6 color inks are filled.
#INK SYSTEM OPT
> C L EA N INK SYS
- To protect the print head and the ink tubing, do not leave the ink container of the
printer empty without re-filling it with ink or storage liquid.
- Refrain from opening or closing the Front cover or lever while executing the
service clean and head wash. If done so, the operation need to be started from
the beginning . Ink and the cleaning liquid will be wasted.
(2) Filling the ink after the head wash
After performing the head wash, 6 color inks need to be filled in the printer.
Select PH.MAIN MENU from the operation panel and then the ink filling.
To fill inks, insert the ink cartridges of 6
colors.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Note
4
#INK SYSTEM OPT
> CHA R GE INK SYS
After filling the inks, leave the printer for
at least 1 hour. Confirm that the wipe
sponge is wet. If necessary, make wet it further. Then, perform the nozzle print.
If missing nozzles are found on the nozzle print, perform [NORMAL ALL] from
PH.REC MENU.
4-11
¢ When returning to the printer after being switched off for less than 2 weeks
(1) Head wash
Clean the Print head and the ink path using the Cleaning liquid.
Prepare the Cleaning liquid cartridge set (IP5-138).
After the head wash, fill 6 color inks.
Note
- To protect the print head and the ink flow path, do not leave the ink container of
the printer empty without re-filling it with ink or storage liquid.
- Refrain from opening or closing the Front cover or lever while executing the
service clean and head wash. If done so, the operation must be started from the
beginning . Ink and the cleaning liquid will be wasted.
- When leaving the printer for a long time after switched off, the maintenance
differs. In case of more than 2 weeks, the printer is left after filled with the
storage liquid. In case of less than 2 weeks, leave the printer with inks filled.
(2) Fill the inks after the head wash
After implementing the head wash, the
printer needs to be filled with 6 color inks.
#INK SYSTEM OPT
> CHA R GE INK SYS
Select PH.MAIN MENU from the operation
panel and select the ink filling.
Note
- In the ink filling, an ink of about 100 ml is used. If a cartridge containing less
than 100 ml remaining of ink is inserted, the message prompting to replace the
ink cartridge is displayed. Set the cartridge containing more than 20% remaining
of ink.
To fill the ink, insert the cartridges of 6 color inks.
After filling the inks, leave the printer as is for at 1 hour at least.
Then, implement the nozzle print.
When the lost print occurs on the nozzle print, perform the cleaning [NORMAL
ALL] from PH.REC MENU.
4-12
q Periodic Maintenance
¢ When returning to the printer after being switch off for more than 1 month
Even if the service clean is perform, a service call error is displayed.
Contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech.
Note
- To protect the Print head, never leave the printer without storage ink for a long
period of time after powered off.
- When leaving the printer for more than 1 month, consult with your dealer our
Seiko I Infotech.
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
4-13
Cleaning
¢ Clean the exterior
If the printer exterior is stained, moisten the a soft cloth with water or waterdiluted neutral detergent, wring it and wipe out stains with wrung cloth.
Note
- When cleaning, ensure to turn off the power of printer.
- Never use volatile solvent such as thinner and benzene. Paint may come off or
be discolored.
¢ Clean the Front cover, paper guide, Pressure roller and edge guard
If the printer is contaminated with paper dust and debris, remove them using the
air cleaner. If the printer is stained with ink, wipe out the ink stains with a soft cloth
moistened with neutral detergent.
Front cover
Paper guide
Note
- When cleaning, ensure to turn off the power of printer.
- Do not blow out the paper dust. The exposure of paper dust or debris inside the
printer may cause problems or affect the print quality.
- When using a media where end of the roll end is glued to the paper tube, the
glue may stick to the paper guide or the platen. If this happens, clean and
remove it.
- When powering on the printer or printing long prints, the ink may accumulate to
the edge guard and platen. Clean these items.
4-14
q Periodic Maintenance
¢ Cleaning the platen
If the ink drips on the platen, clean the platen in the following procedure.
1
Open the Front cover and soak up the ink
on the platen with a piece of waste media.
Platen
Wipe the ink stains off the platen with a soft
cloth moistened with a neutral detergent.
Platen
3
Soft cloth moistened with
neutral detergent
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
2
Waste
If the ink penetrates into the vacuum hole
on the platen, wipe out the ink stuck to the
hole with a commercially available cotton
swab*. Then, moisten the cotton swab with
neutral detergent and wipe out once more
with moistened cotton swab.
Cotton swab
Platen
4-15
¢ Cleaning the Carriage base
When debris on the Carriage base contacts the media, and black lines appears on
the print, clean using the following procedure.
1
Set the printer to the offline. Press
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
to display PH.MAIN MENU.
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
2
Press
#C A P CL EA NING
3
Select [RESEAT PRINTHEAD] with
4
key to enter in PH.MAIN MENU.
Then, the cap cleaning menu is displayed.
and then
key
key.
When the confirmation menu appears,
press
key.
>
#R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
>
#R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
*OK ?
The carriage moves.
5
Open the Front cover and then the
C A R R IAGE M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
Maintenance cover.
OPEN COV ER
R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
6
Wipe the Carriage base with a soft cloth.
After finishing the cleaning, close the
Maintenance cover and the Front cover.
The Print head returns to the original position.
Carriage base
Note
- Do not expose the Print heads for an unnecessarily long time when taking it out
of the Capping unit. Finish working quickly and cap the Print heads.
4-16
q Periodic Maintenance
¢ Clean the Head guard
When debris on the Head guards contacts the media and black lines appears
on the print, clean in the following procedure.
1
hR E W IND
F OR M F EED i
to display PH.MAIN MENU.
fPH.R EC PH.MA INg
2
Press
#C A P C L EA NING
3
Select [RESEAT PRINTHEAD] with
4
key to enter in PH.MAIN MENU.
Then, the cap cleaning menu is displayed.
and then press
key
key.
>
#R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
>
When the confirmation menu appears,
#R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
press
*OK ?
key.
The carriage moves.
C A R R IAGE M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
5
Open the Front cover and then the
Maintenance cover.
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Set the printer to the offline. Press
OPEN COV ER
R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
4-17
6
Dip the Cleaning swab in the cap cleaning liquid and remove debris on the
right and left Head guard of carriage. Visually check the results and repeat if
necessary.
Head guard
Cleaning swab
Note
- Do not dip a used Cap cleaning roller in the cap cleaning liquid bottle. The cap
cleaning liquid will be contaminated.
7
Wipe out stains with a soft cloth.
After finishing the cleaning, close the
Maintenance cover and the Front cover.
The Print head automatically returns to the
original position.
Soft cloth
Note
- Do not expose the Print heads for an unnecessarily long time when taking it out
of the Capping unit. Finish working quickly and cap the Print heads.
4-18
Print head cleaning
Types of Print head cleaning are provided as shown below. Use the suitable one.
Type of cleaning
Usage
NORMAL ALL
Recovery clogged nozzles
STRONG ALL
Recovery of clogged nozzle when not solved with
[NORMAL ALL]
4
Operating procedure of Print head cleaning
2
hINK (Press
key.)
Press
key to display PH.REC MENU.
fM EDIA hINK fM ED IA 3
4
Press
key to enter in the head
cleaning menu.
To set the parameter, press
M ED IA R EGi
M .A D V g
M ED IA R EGi
M .A DV g
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
1
Set the printer to the offline.
#PH R ECOV ERY
> NOR MA L A L L
key.
#PH R ECOV ERY
*NOR MA L A L L
5
Select the option for cleaning with
,
keys.
#PH R ECOV ERY
*NOR MA L A L L
*STR ONG A L L
4-19
6
Press
7
Check visually that the Waste ink bottle
#PH R ECOV ERY
is not fully filled and press
*C L EA NING
#PH R ECOV ERY
key.
*B OT TL E OK ?
key once
XXX
XXX : The numeral is counted down
every 10 seconds.
again.
Note
- Cleaning takes several minutes.
- When the cleaning starts, a timer is displayed. The time is decremented every 10
seconds.
8
9
4-20
When the Print head cleaning finishes, the
#PH R ECOV ERY
menu returns to the state in step 3.
> NOR MA L A L L
Press
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
key to return to the offline state
(menu mode) display.
Wiper blade replacement
This section describes [Wiper blade replacement procedure]. Replace the Wiper
blade when the printer displays the replacement message or when a damage is
found on the Wiper blade during the daily inspection. Before replacement, locate
the tweezers (packed in the starter pack).
1
2
4
key to display PH.MAIN MENU.
Press
key to enter in PH.MAIN MENU.
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
4
#C A P CL EA NING
Then, the cap cleaning menu is displayed.
>
Select [REPLACE WIPER BLADE] with
#R EPL ACE W IPER B L A D E
key and press
>
key.
When the confirmation menu appears,
#R EPL ACE W IPER B L A D E
press
*OK ?
key.
The position of Wiper blade moves.
W IPER M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
5
Open the Front cover and the Cap cover.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
3
Set the printer to the offline and press
OPEN COV ER
R EPL AC E W IPER B L A DE
1
RE PL AC E W IPE R BL AD E
C LO SE CO V E R
2
6
Pinch the lower edge of Wiper blade with
tweezers and unlock hooking of the plastic.
4-21
7
Pull out the Wiper blade while lifting
8
Pinch the rubber portion of a new
upward.
Wiper blade with tweezers and insert
straightly the Wiper blade from the top.
Finally, install it so that the plastic projection
is hooked to the hole of rubber portion.
Note
- The front and back of the wiper are the same.
- As the upper portion of Wiper blade touches directly the Print head, do not
touch it by hand or pinch it with tweezers when handling.
Upper portion of Wiper blade
9
Close the Cap cover and the Front cover.
#R EPL AC E F INISHED
*NO
10
Select [*YES] and press
key to finish.
#R EPL AC E F INISHED
*YES
Note
- The printer automatically tracks the time the Wiper blade is used and displays
the message prompting to replace the Wiper blade. If a new Wiper blade is
installed and [*YES] is set, the value of accumulator is reset.
4-22
Wiper cleaning liquid replacement
This section describes [Wiper cleaning liquid replacement procedure].
Replace the wiper cleaning liquid when the printer displays the replacement
message or when the remaining of wiper cleaning liquid bottle is empty in the
daily inspection.
The wiper cleaning liquid needs replacement about once a month as a general
rule.
1
Set the printer to the offline and press
key to display PH.MAIN MENU.
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
2
Press
Then, the cap cleaning menu is displayed.
>
3
Select [REPLACE WIPE LIQUID] with
#R EPL ACE W IPE L IQU ID
key and press
>
key.
When the confirmation menu appears,
press
key.
#C A P CL EA NING
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
4
key to enter in PH.MAIN MENU.
4
#R EPL ACE W IPE L IQU ID
*OK ?
OPEN COV ER
R EPL AC E W IPE L IQU ID
5
Open the Front cover and the Cap cover.
1
RE PL AC E W IPE L IQ U ID
C LO SE CO V E R
2
4-23
6
Raise up the old Wiper cleaning liquid
bottle a little and pull out the bottle after
ensuring that all liquid flows in the printer.
Note
- Visually check that the Waste ink bottle
is empty before removing.
7
Replace the cap of new Wiper cleaning
printer set cap
liquid bottle with the printer set unused
cap.
8
Set the Wiper cleaning liquid bottle in the
printer and push in the stopper of printer
set cap by pressing the top.
9
10
Close the Cap cover and the front over.
#R EPL AC E F INISHED
*NO
Select [* YES] and press the
finish the replacement.
key to
#R EPL AC E F INISHED
*YES
Note
- The printer automatically tracks the time the Wiper cleaning liquid is used and
displays the message prompting to replace the wiper cleaning liquid bottle. If a
new bottle is installed and [*YES] is set, the value of accumulator is reset.)
- The wiper cleaning liquid may appear to be tinted. This is normal.
4-24
Wiper sponge replacement
This section describes [Wiper sponge replacement procedure].
Replace the Wiper sponge when the printer displays the replacement message.
The wiper sponge needs replacement about once every six months as a general
rule.
1
Set the printer to the offline and press
key to display PH.MAIN MENU.
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
fPH.R EC
PH.MA INg
2
Press
key to enter in PH.MAIN MENU2.
Then, the cap cleaning menu is displayed.
#C A P CL EA NING
3
Select [REPLACE WIPE SPONGE] with
key.
key and press
#R EPL AC E W IPE SPONGE
4
When the confirmation menu appears,
key.
press
4
>
#R EPL ACE W IPE SPONGE
*OK ?
OPEN COV ER
R EPL AC E W IPE SPONGE
5
Open the Front cover and the Cap cover.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
>
1
RE PL AC E W IPE SPO N G E
C LO SE CO V E R
2
6
Raise up a Wiper cleaning liquid bottle
a little and pull out the bottle after
confirming that all liquid flows in the
printer.
Note
- Visually check that the Waste ink bottle
is empty before removing
4-25
7
Erect the Wiper sponge little by little while
drawing the Wiper sponge toward you.
After confirming that the liquid in the Wiper
sponge flows in the printer completely, pull
out the Wiper sponge.
8
Install a new Wiper sponge.
9
Install a new Wiper cleaning liquid bottle.
Insert it as far as it goes until it clicks.
(
P.4-23 [Wiper cleaning liquid
replacement])
10
Close the Cap cover and the front over.
#R EPL AC E F INISHED
*NO
11
Select [*YES] and press
the replacement.
key to finish
#R EPL AC E F INISHED
*YES
Note
- The printer automatically tracks the time when the Wiper sponge is used and
displays the message prompting replacement of the Wiper sponge. On the
premise that a new Wiper sponge is installed and [*YES] is set, the value of
accumulator is reset.).
4-26
Media cutter blade replacement
This section describes [Media cutter blade replacement procedure].
1
Hold the side of Media cutter blade and pull it out while removing the hook
2
Insert a new Media cutter blade in the
for fixing.
printer.
Note
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
- Handle it with care. The blade may break
if dropped.
4-27
Media advance value setting
The media advance setting varies depending on the thickness, elasticity and
frictional surface resistance. If the media advance value is wrong, banding
(horizontal stripes) may appear on the print. Use the following procedure to set
the appropriate media advance value.
Step 2
Step 1
Print of adjustment pattern
Print [ROUGH] g [DETAIL].
Reading the print result of adjustment pattern,
enter the media advance value.
The following factors that change the media advance value:
- Type of media
- Print mode
- Pressure change using the Pressure roller up/down lever
- Mode of take-up reel unit
- Media advance mode (FWD ONLY/BACK & FWD)
Media advance value setting procedure
1
Set the media of wider than A1 size in width and longer than 1m in length.
Set the rough media advance value by reading the print of advance adjustment
pattern in [ROUGH] and the media advance value in [DETAIL]. Both of [ROUGH]
and [DETAIL] prints need the paper of 40 cm to 50 cm in length per one print.
(The required paper differs in for different print modes.)
When the take-up reel unit is set to the tension winding, the print length
becomes longer.
(To stop the printing of advance adjustment pattern, press
2
Set the printer to the offline.
(Press
3
Press
key.)
key and then
M ED IA R EGi
fM ED IA key to display
the advance adjustment pattern.
Select the normally used print mode in the
media to set the media advance value.
( P.3-25 [PRINT MODE])
4-28
hINK key.)
#M ED IA A DV PR INT
*R OU GH( NOR MA L 1)
M .A DV g
4
Select [ROUGH] for print mode with
5
Press
keys and press
,
#M ED IA A DV PR INT
*OK ?
key.
key. Then, the advance
adjustment pattern [ROUGH] is printed.
#M ED IA A DV PR INT
*EXEC U TING
The advance adjustment pattern [ROUGH] is
printed in the selected print mode.
Select the rough media advance value, reading the print result.
5 patterns of each 0.5 % increment in the range of 99.00 % to 101.00 % are
printed.
Among 5 patterns, select the best rough media advance value.
7
Press
key and then
key to display
#M ED IA A DV VA LU E
#XXXXXX> 100.00%
MEDIA ADV VAL MENU.
XXXXXX : Media name
8
Enter the media advance value sought in
#M ED IA A DV VA LU E
[ROUGH] and press
#XXXXXX> 100.00%
Align the digit with
numeral value with
key.
,
,
key and set the
keys.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
6
4
XXXXXX : Media name
4-29
9
10
Press
key and then
key to display
*R OU GH( NOR MA L 1)
the advance adjustment pattern.
Select [DETAIL] print mode with
#M ED IA A DV PR INT
,
#M ED IA A DV PR INT
*D E TA IL ( NOR MA L 1)
keys.
Select the same print mode as in [ROUGH].
11
Press
12
Select the detail media advance value, reading the print result.
key twice to print the advance
adjustment pattern [DETAIL].
#M ED IA A DV PR INT
*EXEC U TING
Patterns of each 0.10 % increment in the range of –0.20 % to +0.20 % with
respect the media advance value entered in [ROUGH] are printed.
Among 5 patterns, select the appropriate media advance value.
13
Press
key and then
key to display
#M ED IA A DV VA LU E
#XXXXXX> 100.00%
MEDIA ADV VAL MENU.
XXXXXX : media name
14
Enter the media advance value decided in
#M ED IA A DV VA LU E
[DETAIL] and press
#XXXXXX *100.00%
,
Align the digit with
the numeral value with
15
4-30
Press
key.
keys and set
,
keys.
XXXXXX : media name
key to return the offline state (menu mode).
q Media advance value setting
How to read the advance adjustment pattern
The case of K color is explained as an example.
In case of small
media advance value
99.00%
In case of appropriate
media advance value
100.00%
In case of large
media advance value
101.00%
4
When the paths are not
overlapped and even, the
media advance value is
appropriate.
When the paths are
separated (light), the
media advance value is
large.
Note
- When media advance value differs in each Print head (each color), enter the
averaged value. However, any color has the priority on a printed image, enter the
media advance value specific to that color.
- If the media advance value differs at the right and left of media, enter the
averaged value.
- If the media advance value at the right side of media is different from that at the
left side, it may be caused by the slant media. Check that the media is tracking
straight.
- Enter the media advance value so that the horizontal stripes are not visible.
However, it is not necessary to eliminate the horizontal stripes completely.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
When observing the
horizontal lines, if they are
overlapped (dense), the
media advance value is
small.
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Change during online printing
During online printing, the media advance value can be changed in the following
procedure.
PRIN TE R RE ADY
Online state (idle mode) display
R O L L : 1 6 2 5 / PAPE R
Start of data reception of print image
PRIN TIN G
The data LED
R O L L : 1 6 2 5 / PAPE R
Press
key or
blinks.
key.
M E D IA AD V 1 0 0 . 0 0 %
*1 0 0 . 0 0 %
- When pressing
key or
key during printing, the presently operating media
advance value is displayed. (Second row on the display)
- The value at the start of printing is displayed on the first row on the display and remains
unchanged until printing is finished.
- The value is incremented or decremented by 0.01 % with
,
keys.
- When the value is changed, it is reflected on printing immediately.
- If any key is not operated for 3 seconds, the display returns to the original display.
- Since the changed media advance value is saved as a new value, it is reflected on the
next print.
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Head position adjustment
Print the pattern for adjusting the print position of each Print head and enter the
correction value to adjust.
When replacing the media with a new media
(1) Adjustment of bi-direction position (P.4-34 Adjustment procedure of [BIDIRECTION1/2/3])
Print the adjustment pattern
[ BIDIRECTION 1/2/3] .
Reading the result of adjustment pattern print,
enter the value in [ BIDIR ADJ L ] or [ BIDIR ADJ R ].
(2) Adjustment of bi-direction position ( P.4-28 [Media advance value setting] )
To get the good printed image quality (Normally, the adjustment
is not necessary.)
(1) Adjustment of print position in vertical directions of media
Print the adjustment pattern
[ NOZZLE POS ADJ ].
Reading the result of adjustment pattern print,
enter the value in [ NOZZLE POS VAL ].
(2) Adjustment of print position in the right and left directions of media
Print the adjustment pattern
[ PH TO PH ].
Reading the result of adjustment pattern print,
enter the value in [ PH TO PH VAL ].
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Print the adjustment pattern
[ MEDIA ADV PRINT ROUGH/DETAIL ].
Reading the result of adjustment pattern
print, enter the value in
[ MEDIA ADV VALUE ].
(3) Adjustment of print position in the right and left directions of media
Print the adjustment pattern
[ ADJUST PH R/L ].
Reading the result of adjustment pattern print,
enter the value in [ PH R/L ADJ VAL ].
(4)Adjust the position of the picture being printed on the media
(Only when the head (K) is replaced)
Print the adjustment pattern
[ LS ADJ PRINT ].
Reading the result of adjustment pattern print,
enter the value in [ LS ADJ TOP VAL] and
[ LS ADJ SIDE VAL] .
4-33
Adjustment procedure of [BIDIRECTION1/2/3]
Adjust the bi-direction position of each head. Reading the result of
[BIDIRECTION1], [BIDIRECTION2] and [BIDIRECTION3] print, enter the value.
STEP 1 How to print the adjustment pattern [BIDIRECTION1]
1
2
3
4
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
hINK key.)
fM EDIA Press
key twice to display ADJUST.
Press
key and then
key to display
the adjustment pattern.
Press
M .A D V g
hPR INTER SE TU Pi
fA D J U ST
HEATER g
#TEST PR INTS
*NOZ Z L E PR INT
key to select [BIDIRECTION1].
Then, press
M ED IA R EGi
key.
#TEST PR INTS
*B ID IR EC TION1
When adjusting [NORMAL2] print mode, select [BIDIRECTION2]
and adjusting [FINE DRAFT] print mode, select [BIDIRECTION3].
5
Press
key. Then, the adjustment
#TEST PR INTS
pattern in the figure shown below is
*EXEC U TING
printed.
[BIDIRECTION] print sample
media advance direction
-32
+1
-31
+2
-30
+3
-29
+4
-28
+31
-1
4-34
0
q Head position adjustment
STEP 2 How to enter the correction value
6
After selecting ADJUST MENU, press
#B IDIR A DJ 1 L
key to display [BIDIR ADJ1 L ].
#Y
XXXXXX
> + 00
When adjusting [NORMAL2] print mode, select
XXXXXX : Media name
[BIDIR ADJ2 L], adjusting [FINE DRAFT] print mode, select [BIDIR ADJ3 L]
7
Press
key to move the cursor and
change the head color with
#B ID IR A D J 1 L
,
#M
keys.
XXXXXX
4
> + 00
XXXXXX : Media name
8
Press
key to decide the head color
entering the parameter.
9
#B ID IR A D J 1 L
to be corrected and make it ready for
#M
*+ 00
XXXXXX : Media name
In the [BIDIRECTION] patterns, enter the numeral of pattern where two lines
of each color Print head are aligned in one.
Select the digit with
,
keys and change the value with
Enter the number of the pattern where two lines
are aligned most closely.
For example, when setting the M color Print head,
in “-21” in the figure to the right, two lines are separated and in “-8” two lines are aligned in one. So “-8”
is the correct value.
#B ID IR AD J1 L
#M
10
XXXXXX
Press
keys.
M
XXXXXX
M
-21
>-08
key.
,
-8
#B ID IR A D J 1 L
#M
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
This is an example of the M (magenta) color Print head adjustment.
XXXXXX
> - 08
XXXXXX : Media name
11
Adjust [BIDIR ADJ1 R] using the same method.
12
Adjust other colors using the same method.
4-35
Adjustment procedure of [NOZZLE POS ADJ]
Adjust the nozzle position of each head. Enter the correction value according to
the print results of nozzle adjustment patterns. The nozzle adjustment is required
when the head is replaced.
STEP 1 How to print the adjustment pattern [NOZZLE POS ADJ]
1
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
hINK key.)
fM EDIA M .A D V g
2
Press
hPR INTER SE TU Pi
fA D J U ST
HEATER g
3
Press
key and then
key to display
#TEST PR INTS
the adjustment pattern.
*NOZ Z L E PR INT
4
Press
#TEST PR INTS
5
Press
key to select [NOZZLE POS ADJ].
Then, press
key.
key. Then, the adjustment
pattern in the figure shown next page is
printed.
4-36
key twice to display ADJUST.
*NOZ Z L E POS A DJ
#TEST PR INTS
*EXEC U TING
M ED IA R EGi
q Head position adjustment
[NOZZLE POS ADJ] print sample
Lc
Media feeding direction
Lm
K
➁
C
M
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
0
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Y
➀
C
K
Lm
M
Y
➀ “NOZZLE POS ADJ”:
Specify the head color of the reference head.
Short horizontal lines are draws for each color. “Reference head”
is the color of lines drawn closest to the grit roller.
Enlarged figure
C
K
Media feeding direction
Grit roller side
Horizontal lines of the K head are drawn
closest to the grit roller.
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
Lc
The K head in the above figure
➁“NOZZLE POS ADJ 2”:
Determine the correction value for the remaining five colors based on
the color of the reference head specified in ➀.
Enlarged figure
Media feeding direction
A value for the part where the line of the head to adjust is aligned with
the line of the reference head is the correction value.
0
1
2
3
“1” for the above figure
4-37
4
5
6
7
8
STEP 2 How to enter the correction value
6
7
After selecting ADJUST MENU, press
#NOZ Z L E POS VA L
key to display [PH TO PH VAL].
#Y
Press
#NOZ Z L E POS VA L
key to move the cursor and
change the Print head selection with
,
#M
>0
>0
keys.
As an example, adjustment of the M (Magenta) head with the K (Black) head as
the reference color will be described here.
8
#NOZ Z L E POS VA L
Press
key to decide the Print head
#M
*0
color to be corrected and make it ready for
entering the parameter.
9
Specify the reference head in “NOZZLE POS ADJ1,” and enter the value
representing a pattern showing best match among the colors of the
reference head in “NOZZLE POS ADJ2.”
Change the value with
,
keys.
For how to determine the correction value, see P.4-37.
10
Press
11
Adjust other colors using the same
key.
#NOZ Z L E POS VA L
#M
>1
method.
Note
- Enter “0” to [NOZZLE POS VAL] of the reference head selected in [NOZZLE POS
ADJ1].
4-38
q Head position adjustment
[PH TO PH] adjustment procedure
Adjust the head position of each Print head, using K Print head as a reference.
Read the result of [PH TO PH] print and enter the appropriate value.
STEP 1 How to print the adjustment pattern [PH TO PH]
1
3
4
5
hINK key.)
fM ED IA Press
key twice to display ADJUST
MENU.
Press
key and then
key to display
M ED IA R EGi
hPR INTER SE TU Pi
fA D J U ST
HEATER g
#TEST PR INTS
[TEST PRINTS].
*NOZ Z L E PR INT
Press
#TEST PR INTS
key, select [PH TO PH] and press
key.
Press
M .A DV g
*PH TO PH
key. Then the adjustment
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
2
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
#TEST PR INTS
pattern shown in the figure below is
*EXECU TING
printed.
[PH TO PH] print sample
media advance direction
+1
0
-31
-32
+2
-30
+3
-29
+4
-28
+31
-1
4-39
STEP 2 How to enter the correction value
6
7
After selecting ADJUST MENU, press
#PH TO PH VA L
key to display [PH TO PH VAL].
#Y
Press
#PH TO PH VA L
key to move the cursor and
change the Print head selection with
,
#Lc
> + 00
> + 00
keys.
This is an example of the Lc (light cyan) color Print head adjustment.
8
Press
key to decide the Print head
color to be corrected and make it ready for
#PH TO PH VA L
#Lc
*+ 00
entering the parameter.
9
In [PH TO PH] patterns, enter the numeral of pattern of which the line of Print
head to be set is most closely aligned with the line of K Print head.
Select the digit with
,
keys and change the value with
For the correction value, enter the numeral of
pattern pf which line is most closely aligned
with the line of K color Print head.
For example, when setting the Lc color Print
head, in “-21” in the figure at the right hand side
two lines are separated and in “+2” two lines are
aligned in one. Thus, enter “+2”.
# P H TO PH VAL
# Lc
4-40
>+02
10
Press
11
Adjust other colors using the same
method.
key.
,
keys.
Lc
-21
+2
#PH TO PH VA L
#Lc
Lc
> + 02
q Head position adjustment
[ADJUST PH R/L] adjustment procedure
Adjust the head position of each Print head’s right and left nozzles position, using
K Print head as a reference.
Read the result of [ADJUST PH R/L] print and enter the appropriate value.
STEP 1 How to print the adjustment pattern [ADJUST PH R/L]
1
3
4
5
hINK key.)
fM ED IA Press
key twice to display ADJUST
MENU.
Press
key and then
key to display
M ED IA R EGi
M .A DV g
hPR INTER SE TU Pi
fA D J U ST
HEATER g
#TEST PR INTS
[TEST PRINTS].
*NOZ Z L E PR INT
Press
key, select [ADJUST PH R/L] and
#TEST PR INTS
press
key.
*A DJ U ST PH R / L
Press
key. Then the adjustment
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
2
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
#TEST PR INTS
pattern shown in the figure below is
*EXECU TING
printed.
[ADJUST PH R/L] print sample
0
media advance direction
-32
+1
-31
+2
-30
+3
-29
+4
-28
+31
-1
4-41
STEP 2 How to enter the correction value
6
7
After selecting ADJUST MENU, press
key to display [PH R/L ADJ VAL].
Press
key to move the cursor and
change the head color with
,
#PH R / L A D J VA L
#Y
> + 00
#PH R / L A DJ VA L
#M
> + 00
keys.
This is an example of the M (magenta) color Print head adjustment.
8
Press
key to decide the head color
to be corrected and make it ready for
#PH R / L A DJ VA L
#M
*+ 00
entering the parameter.
9
In the [ADJUST PH R/L] patterns, enter the numeral of pattern where two lines
of each color Print head are aligned in one.
Select the digit with
,
keys and change the value with
Enter the number of the pattern where two lines
are aligned most closely.
For example, when setting the M color Print head,
in “-21” in the figure to the right, two lines are separated and in “-8” two lines are aligned in one. So “-8”
is the correct value.
4-42
-21
>-08
10
Press
11
Adjust other colors using the same method.
key.
keys.
M
# P H R/ L AD J VAL
#M
,
-8
#PH R / L A DJ VA L
#M
M
> - 08
q Head position adjustment
[LS ADJ PRINT] adjustment procedure
Adjust the print position of the media. According to the print results of “LS ADJ
PRINT”, enter the adjustment correction value. This adjustment is required when
the K head is replaced.
STEP 1 Cut the edge of the media set to the printer with the media cutter blade.
NOTE
- Cut the edge of the media straight so that it is parallel to the platen. Without
doing so, proper adjustment cannot be conducted.
1
2
3
4
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
key.)
Press
fM ED IA key twice to display ADJUST
MENU.
Press
key and then
key to display
[TEST PRINTS].
Press
hINK key, select [LS ADJ PRINT].
M ED IA R EGi
M .A DV g
hPR INTER SE TU Pi
fA D J U ST
HEATER g
#TEST PR INTS
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
STEP 2 How to print the adjustment pattern [LS ADJ PRINT]
4
*NOZ Z L E PR INT
#TEST PR INTS
*L S A DJ PR INT
5
Press
key. Then the adjustment
pattern shown in the figure below is
printed.
#TEST PR INTS
*OK ?
4-43
6
Press
key. Then the adjustment
pattern shown in the figure below is
#TEST PR INTS
*EXECU TING
printed.
[LS ADJ PRINT] print sample
media advance direction
• How to measure the “LS ADJ TOP VAL”
Media feeding direction
Measure the length (blank area) between
the adjustment pattern and the cut
media.
Blank area
• How to measure the “LS ADJ SIDE VAL”
Blank area
•How to calculate the adjustment correction value
Measure the blank area with 15mm as the reference value to obtain
the adjustment correction value.
<Example>
When the blank area is 14mm : The adjustment correction value will be –1.0mm.
When the blank area is 16mm : The adjustment correction value will be +1.0mm.
4-44
Media feeding direction
Measure the length (blank area) between the
adjustment pattern and the edge of the media.
q Head position adjustment
STEP 2 How to enter the correction value
As an example, the case that the “LS ADJ TOP VAL” is +1.0mm and the “LS ADJ
SIDE VAL” is -1.0mm will be described here.
7
8
key to display [LS ADJ TOP VAL].
Press
key and make it ready for
entering the parameter.
Enter the adjustment correction value.
,
keys and
Select the digit with
,
keys.
change the value with
#L S A DJ TOP VA L
> + 0.0m m
#L S A DJ TOP VA L
*+ 0.0m m
#L S A DJ TOP VA L
*+ 0.0m m
For how to determine the correction value, see P.4-44.
10
Press
11
press
12
key.
#L S A DJ TOP VA L
> - 1.0m m
key to display [LS ADJ SIDE
VAL].
Press
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
9
After selecting ADJUST MENU, press
#L S A DJ SID E VA L
> + 0.0m m
key and make it ready for
entering the parameter.
#L S A DJ SID E VA L
*+ 0.0m m
4-45
13
Enter the adjustment correction value.
,
keys and
Select the digit with
,
keys.
change the value with
#L S A D J SIDE VA L
*+ 0.0m m
For how to determine the correction value, see P.4-44.
14
4-46
Press
key.
#L S A DJ SID E VA L
> + 1.0m m
Adjustment of take-up reel unit
As the state of roll media during operation always changes depending on the
state of roll media finishing (uneven wound) and the environment during printing
(such as temperature and humidity), wind the roll media while adjusting.
Step 1
Before printing / take-up········· g Initial adjustment
Step 2
Problem during take-up ········· g Adjustment during operation
4
Initial adjustment
Note
- When executing the initial adjustment, set the take-up switch to OFF.
(
P.2-21 [Take-up switch setting])
1
Print the adjustment pattern [TUR ADJ PRINT].
- Shift the blower unit to prevent any interference with the operation.
- Instead of normal paper that is subject to being influence by temperature and humidity,
a film is recommended.
¢ How to print the adjustment pattern (In case of printing [TUR ADJ PRINT])
<LCD display>
1
Set the printer to the offline. (Press
2
Press
3
Press
4
5
hI N K fM E D I A key.)
key twice to display ADJUST.
key and then
key to select the
parameter (adjustment parameter name)
Select [TUR ADJ PRINT] with
and press
Press
,
keys
key.
key. Then, after warmed up, the
adjustment pattern [TUR ADJ PRINT] is printed.
hPR I N T E R fA D J U S T MEDIA REGi
M.ADVg
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
SETUPi
H E AT E R g
# T E S T PR I N TS
*N O Z Z L E PR I N T
# T E S T PR I N TS
*T U R A D J PR I N T
# T E S T PR I N TS
*O K ?
# T E S T PR I N TS
*E X E C U T I N G
4-47
2
Observe the horizontal line of adjustment pattern and the position of groove
of Tension bar with the line. Adjust using the procedure below.
2-1
First, adjust the right side. Align the horizontal line of adjustment
pattern with the horizontal line (groove) on the outer
circumference of Tension bar.
Horizontal line of
adjustment pattern
Groove of Tension bar
2-2
Next, adjust the left side. Confirm that the
horizontal line of adjustment pattern is
aligned with the horizontal line (groove) on
the outer circumference of Tension bar.
The horizontal line is aligned
with the groove.: Normal
2-3
Turn the adjustment screw on the plate (left) to
move up or down so that the shift is within the
allowable range (about 1mm).
Counterclockwise:
The position of left side of Tension
bar is lowered.
The horizontal line is shifted from the groove.
: The adjustment is necessary.
4-48
Clockwise:
The position of left side of Tension
bar is raised.
q Adjustment of take-up reel unit
Adjustment during operation
If the adjustment is left in the initial adjustment state, depending on this state of
media, the winding defect such as uneven wound may occur.
In this case, avoid the symptom by turning the adjustment screw on the plate
(left).
By turning the adjustment screw on the
plate (left), adjust the position of Tension bar.
Clockwise: The left side position
of Tension bar is raised.
<Right side>
Media
Counterclockwise: The left side position
of Tension bar is lowered.
Turn counterclockwise the
adjustment screw.
(The right side position of
Tension bar is lowered.)
4
Maintenance and Adjustment / Replacement
< Adjustment example >
When take-up, it shifts in the left direction.
(When viewed from the printer front)
The media is wound in the right direction.
<Right side>
Media
Note
- Adjustment may be needed several times during a long print, depending on the
condition of the media.,
4-49
When moving the roll media position to the printer, The plate (right) needs to be
positioned to meet the media.
Note
- Align the end of media with the end of paper tube.
The end surface of media is shifted
from the end surface of paper tube.
>> The adjustment is necessary.
4-50
The end surface of media is matched
with the end surface of paper tube.
>> Normal
End surface of media
End surface of media
End surface of paper tube
End surface of paper tube
5
Troubleshooting
Section 5 describes procedures to follow when encountering
problems. If these procedures do not solve the problem,
contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech.
(Content in this section)
When Encountering a Problem...................................... 5-2
How to clear media jams.................................................. 5-6
When an error message is displayed........................... 5-7
When the warning message is displayed . ..............5-13
How to get good image quality...................................5-15
Abnormal sound................................................................5-25
When Encountering a Problem
When encountering a problem, refer to the following sections for possible solutions .
No power
Symptom/Possible Problem
Resolution
Connection state of power cable
Connect correctly the power cable to the outlet.
Power supply to the outlet
Supply the power to the outlet.
Confirm that the power voltage is correct.
ON/OFF state of power switch
Turn on the power switch.
P.2-3 [Power ON/OFF Procedure])
(
The paper guide does not heat after the heater is turned on.
Symptom/Possible Problem
Resolution
Printer status
The paper guide is heated during printing or when the
heater is turned on with the heater control menu. Print
an image or set the heater to ON to see if the paper
guide is heated. (
P.2-41 [Changing temperature
using the heater control menu])
Computer RIP setting
The heater temperature can also be set by the RIP of
the computer. Check the computer setting.
Heater control menu
Turn on the heater (front heater/print heater/rear
heater) again, and then print an image or forcibly set
the heater to ON to see if the paper guide is heated.
The printer does not start up or operate.
Symptom/Possible Problem
Error LED ON and the message
displayed on the LCD
5-2
Resolution
Take action directed by the error message.
(
P.5-7 [When the error message is displayed])
No printing
Symptom/Possible Problem
Resolution
Interface cable not connected
correctly
Connect the interface cable correctly.
(
P.2-2 [Connection to a computer])
Error LED ON and the message
displayed on LCD
Take action directed by the error message.
P.5-7 [When the error message is displayed])
(
Error lamp OFF
Print the test image.
P.3-50 “NOZZLE PRINT” of [ADJUST MENU[TEST
(
PRINTS]])
([Test Pattern] of software RIP])
Clean the Print head
Run the Print head cleaning.
P.4-19 [Print head cleaning])
(
Symptom/Possible Problem
Room temperature
Resolution
Raise the room temperature. (Recommended
temperature: 20 to 25ºC)
- Head warming-up is conducted when the room temperature (temperature inside
the printer) is low. Recommended room temperature is 20 to 25˚C.
- When the low room temperature is raised to 20 to 25˚C, it takes time before the
temperature inside the printer increases. Idle the printer for more than 1 hour
before restarting printing.
- When the cancel key is pressed “PH warming-up”, head warming-up is terminated
to start printing. (By turning off the head warm mode, head warming-up is automatically canceled.).
- When head warming-up is canceled, the carriage stops at the certain number of
scan. (If the number other than 0 is preset as PH REST PERIOD in MEDIA REG MENU,
the value preset in PH REST PERIOD and PH REST TIME is used.)
- Head warming-up is a function for stable printing. Do not cancel head warming-up
as much as possible.
5
Troubleshooting
Although the printer is in the print mode, printing does not start with
"PH WARMING UP" displayed on the operation panel.
5-3
Although the printer is in the print mode, printing does not start with
"PREHEATING" displayed on the operation panel.
Symptom/Possible Problem
Resolution
Room temperature
Raise the room temperature. (Recommended
temperature: 20 to 25ºC)
Affect of air flow
If the air from the air conditioner or fan is blowing
against the paper guide, avoid the air flow (by
changing air flow direction, orientation of the printer
or the location of the printer).
Delayed printing after sending data
Symptom/Possible Problem
Online LED (Blinking)
Resolution
Check the communication between the printer and
computer.
Poor image quality
Refer to P.5-15 [How to get good image quality].
White paper
Symptom/Possible Problem
Ensure the correct file is being sent
to the printer
Treatment
Confirm the transfer of data to the printer and the
correct file.
Media jams
Symptom/Possible Problem
5-4
Resolution
Type of media
Confirm the type of set media matches with the
media loaded.
(
P.2-7 [Media replacement])
State of media set
Set correctly the media.
P.2-7 [Media replacement])
(
An obstacle is caught in the
carriage path.
Remove the obstacle.
P.5-6 [How to clear the media jams])
(
An obstacle is caught in the media
path.
Remove the obstacle.
(
P.5-6 [How to clear the media jams])
q When Encountering a Problem
Slow printing
Symptom/Possible Problem
Resolution
When the temperature in the printer is low (lower
than 20°C), the printing speed is slowed down. Set
the environment temperature to the recommended
temperature (20 to 25° C), idle the printer for more than
1 hour before restarting printing.
High temperature environment
When the temperature in the printer is high (higher
than 40°C), the printing speed is slowed down. Set
the environment temperature to the recommended
temperature (20 to 25° C), idle the printer for more than
1 hour before restarting printing
USB transfer speed
Confirm the transfer speed of USB. In case of full speed
connection, change the connection environment
to achieve the high speed connection with the
computer.
The menu display becomes other language
Symptom/Possible Problem
Language setting
Resolution
5
Troubleshooting
Low temperature environment
key, power on the printer.
While pressing
When, the printer starts up and the language setting
menu is displayed. Set the language to your desired
one
5-5
How to clear media jams
The error message below is displayed below, perform the procedure described
below.
1
The message is displayed.
WA R NING! ( X)
C L EA R M ED IA J AM
X : Type of jammed media (media stack)
P.5-7 [When an error message is displayed]
2
Raise the Pressure roller up/down lever
and open the Front cover.
R E MO V E M E D IA
Front cover
3
Remove the jammed media, confirm that
no obstacle exists on the carriage path
and the media transport path and close
the Front cover.
Note
- With roll media, rewind the media
once completely.
C LO S E CO V E R
C A R R IAG E M O V IN G
P LE A S E WAIT
4
After this, refer to [Roll media installation/removal procedure], set the media.
(
P.2-7)
Note
- Due to the media jamming, the Print head scrubs the media and the lost
print may occur. In this case, execute the cleaning of Print head.
(
P.4-19 [Print head cleaning])
5-6
When an error message is displayed
When the error LED lights, first confirm the message displayed on the LCD.
The error messages are classified into two shown below.
Service call error :
This error indicates the hardware and software troubles that an operator
(customer) cannot resolve. Contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech for service.
Operator call error :
This error indicates the trouble that an operator (customer) can resolve it.
Resolve according to the message.
Messages that follow after this are the error message.
According to the error message displayed on the LCD, resolve properly.
5
Troubleshooting
Service call error
- When the service call error show below is displayed, turn off and on the power switch
once to start up the printer again. The error may be released.
Note
- Wait for more than 1 minute after turned off when turning on the power
switch again.
(system error)
S YS T E M E RR O R n n n n
P O W E R O FF/ O N
Meaning
Resolution
nnnn : error code
The unresolveable error occurs.
Contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech for service. At this moment,
inform of the displayed error code.
5-7
Operator call error
Error messages shown below can be resolved by an operator.
(Ink cartridge)
R E P LAC E
YY : Y, M, C, K, Lm, Lc
Y Y I N K C AR TRID G E
Meaning
Resolution
The ink cartridge is empty.
Resolve according to the message.
P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement])
(
CHECK
Z
Y Y I N K C AR TRID G E
Meaning
Resolution
YY : Y, M, C, K, Lm, Lc
Z : Error code (0 ~ 9)
The abnormality occurs in the ink cartridge.
Resolve according to the message.
P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement])
(
I N S TAL L
YY : Y, M, C, K, Lm, Lc
Y Y I N K C AR TRID G E
Meaning
Resolution
5-8
An ink cartridge is not installed.
Resolve according to the message.
Even if the ink cartridge is installed, when this message appears,
suspect the improper installation of ink cartridge. Then, confirm
that the ink cartridge is properly installed.
P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement])
(
q When an error message is displayed
(Waste ink bottle)
B OT T L E O U T
I N STAL L BOT TL E
Meaning
Resolution
A Waste ink bottle is not installed.
Resolve according to the message.
P.2-48 [Waste ink bottle replacement])
(
B OT T L E FU L L
R E PL AC E BOT TL E
Meaning
Resolution
The Waste ink bottle is fully filled.
Resolve according to the message.
P.2-48 [Waste ink bottle replacement])
(
WARN IN G ! (0 )
C LEAR M E D IA JAM
Meaning
Resolution
Troubleshooting
(Media jam)
5
The media jam (0) occurs when an obstacle exists transporting
path and the printer cannot drive.
Resolve according to the message.
If no obstacle exists on the media transport path, and the media
jam (0) occurs often, contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech for
service.
P.5-6 [How to clear media jams])
(
WARN IN G ! (1 )
C LEAR M E D IA JAM
Meaning
The media jam (0) occurs when an obstacle exists on the media
transporting path and the printer cannot advance.
Resolution
Resolve according to the message.
If no obstacle exists on the media transport path, and the media
jam (0) occurs often, contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech for
service.
P.5-6 [How to clear the media jams])
(
5-9
WA R N IN G ! (2 )
C LE A R M E D IA JAM
Meaning
Resolution
The media jam occurs when the media is not correctly detected. In
such cases as wrong media selection of roll media and cut media
and employing the media other than the cut media of specified
size length.
Resolve according to the message.
Moreover, confirm the content of setting.
P.5-6 [How to clear the media jams])
(
(Media)
N O ME D IA LOAD E D
LOA D M E D IA
Meaning
Resolution
The media is finished.
Set a new media. (
P.2-7 [Media replacement])
ME D I A SIZ E E RR O R
LOA D M E D IA
Meaning
Resolution
A media of invalid size (less than 297 mm, wider than 64 inches
size in width) is set.
Set a correct size media.
P.2-7 [Media replacement])
(
ME D I A M ISAL IG N E D
R E LOAD M E D IA
Meaning
Resolution
5-10
The skew occurs on the media.
Set the media correctly. Depending on the occurrence of skew, the
ink may be vomited on the platen. In this case, wipe off the ink on
the platen.
P.2-7 [Media replacement], P.4-15 [Cleaning the platen])
(
q When an error message is displayed
LOAD M E D IA
LO W E R L E V E R
Meaning
Resolution
The Pressure roller up/down lever is raised.
Resolve according to the message, set the media again.
(Print head)
P H TE M P. E RR O R
P LE ASE WAIT
The temperature of Print head is out of the operating temperature
range.
Resolution
Use the printer within the operating temperature environment.
Rest the printer for a while and use it after the temperature drops.
XX PH IN FO E RR O R
C HE C K PRIN T H E AD
Meaning
Resolution
5
Troubleshooting
Meaning
This message occurs in the head information.
Execute [RESEAT PRINTHEAD] of PH.MAIN MENU and confirm
the connection of head connector. By plugging out and in the
connector, the error may be released.
XX PH TE M P E RR O R
C HE C K PRIN T H E AD
Meaning
Resolution
The head temperature error is detected.
Execute [RESEAT PRINTHEAD] of PH.MAIN MENU and confirm
the connection of head connector. By plugging out and in the
connector, the error may be cleared.
XX PH D E TE C T E RR O R
C HE C K PRIN T H E AD
Meaning
Resolution
The error of no head is detected.
If the Print head is installed, execute [RESEAT PRINTHEAD] of
PH.MAIN MENU and confirm the connection of head connector. By
plugging out and in the connector, the error may be cleared.
5-11
(Other)
C LO S E CO V E R
Meaning
Resolution
The cover is open.
Close the cover.
E N V. TE M P. E RR O R
C H A N G E E N V TE M P
Meaning
Resolution
5-12
The ambient temperature is out of the printer operating
temperature range.
Use the printer within the printer operating temperature (15° C to
30°C).
When the warning message is displayed
After finishing the online print, if any warning information exists, the following
warning message is displayed and the ERROR LED blinks.
Follow the message to resolve.
P ERFO RM DAILY
MAIN T E N AN C E N O W
Meaning
Resolution
When the regular maintenance (cap cleaning) is not performed,
this message is displayed.
Perform the regular maintenance (cap cleaning).
P.4-2 [Periodic maintenance])
(
S ER V IC E N E E D E D
C AL L SE R V IC E
Meaning
Contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech for service of the supply
pump.
5
Troubleshooting
Resolution
This message is displayed when the life of supply tube pump
assembly nearly expires.
R E P L AC E
WI PE R BL AD E
Meaning
Resolution
This message is displayed when the life of Wiper blade nearly
expires.
Execute [REPLACE WIPER BLADE]of PH.MAIN MENU and replace the
Wiper blade.
P.4-21 [Wiper blade replacement])
(
R E PL AC E
WI P E R SPO N G E
Meaning
Resolution
This message is displayed when the life of Wiper sponge nearly
expired.
Execute[REPLACE WIPE SPONGE]PH.MAIN MENU and replace the
Wiper sponge.
P.4-25[Wiper sponge replacement])
(
5-13
R E P LAC E
WI P E C L E AN IN G L IQ U ID
Meaning
This message is displayed when the life of cleaning liquid nearly
expires.
Resolution
Execute [Wiper cleaning liquid replacement] in the service menu
to replace the wiper cleaning liquid.
P.4-23 [Wiper cleaning liquid replacement])
(
S E R VI C E N E E D E D
C A LL SE R V IC E
Meaning
Resolution
This message is displayed when the life of cap nearly expires.
Contact the service depot and implement the cap unit
replacement.
S E R VI C E N E E D E D
C A LL SE R V IC E
Meaning
Resolution
This message is displayed when the life of SUS belt nearly expires.
Contact the service depot and implement the SUS belt
replacement.
After finishing the online print, if any warning information on the ink cartridge
exists, the following warning message is displayed and the ERROR LED blinks.
According to the message, resolve properly.
Y Y I N K N E AR
E X P I R ATIO N DAT E
Meaning
Resolution
• The ink LED
Meaning
Resolution
5-14
The ink LED
YY : ink color
blinks.
The expiration date of ink in use is approaching.(warning)
Install a new ink cartridge.
P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement])
(
blinks. :
This message indicates that the remaining of ink is little expiration
date of ink in use approaches. (warning)
Install a new ink cartridge.
P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement])
(
How to get good image quality
This section provides suggestions for a customer to get better image quality from
the printer. Resolve the issue based on the symptom.
Note
- When several Resolutions are described, they are described in the order of
most effective ones. It is recommended to implement the Resolution at the
top first and confirm the effect on the improvement. (But, it is not necessary
to implement all of the Resolutions.)
Light print
Symptom/Possible Cause
Resolution
Raise the room temperature to higher than 15°C
(recommended temperature : 20 to 25°C)so that the
printer sufficiently warms up.
The media selection does not
matched.
Confirm the selection of the media used is correct
P.3-21)
(
White lines on the print
Basic image
[ Cause ]
The media advance is not
properly adjusted.
[ Cause ]
The lost print of Print
head
[ Reference ]
When the color stripe
is printed, white lines
appears on all colors.
[ Reference ]
When the color
stripe is printed,
5
Troubleshooting
The operating environment is out
of the printer specification.
[ Cause ]
Matching with the media
is not good. / The ink
dries fast.
white lines appears
on all colors.
5-15
Symptom/Possible Cause
Resolution
The media advance is not properly
adjusted.
(1) Print in the image improvement [MEDIUM] or
[HIGH]. (
P.3-34)
(2) Print the media advance adjustment pattern and
adjust the media advance value. (
P.4-28)
(3) Change the pressure force using the Pressure
roller up/down lever. (
P.2-34)
(4) Print the media advance adjustment pattern again
and adjust the media advance value.(
P.4-28)
(5) Print in the uni-direction print mode. (
P.3-26)
(6) Print in the print mode [QUALITY]. (
P.3-25)
- [ Suggestions for media advance
value]
(
P.5-22)
Clogged Nozzles
(1) Check that there is no dust on the platen, if any,
remove it. (
P.4-15)
(2) Perform the regular maintenance.(
P.4-3)
(3) Implement (NORMAL ALL). (
P.4-19)
After this, run the nozzle print and confirm that
the lost print is improved. (
P.4-8)
(4) Clean the surface of Print head (
P.5-23)
After this, run the nozzle print and confirm that
the lost print is improved.(
P.4-8)
- B
y adding the color stripe when printing,
the incidence of clogged nozzles will be
reduced. (
P.3-31)
Matching with the media is not
good. / The ink dries fast.
(1) Print the media advance adjustment pattern and
adjust the media advance value. (
P.4-28)
- [ Suggestions for media advance value]
(
P.5-22)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
5-16
Raise the heater temperature. (
P.2-41)
Print in the print mode [QUALITY] (
P.3-25)
Print in the uni-direction printing. (
P.3-26)
Print in the print mode [DENSITY] (
P.3-25)
Print using the known good media that has been
used in the past
q How to get good image quality
Dark lines on the print
Basic image
[ Cause ]
[ Cause ]
The area around the Print Different order of ink
head is stained
blowing due to
bi-direction printing
* Black lines in the vertical direction
[ Cause ]
- Ink does not penetrate
into the media due to its
surface condition.
- The small error of the ink
droplet position on the
media.
Resolution
The area around the Print head is
stained.
(1) Clean the surface of Carriage base.
(
P.4-16)
(2) Clean the Head guard (
P.4-17)
(3) Raise the height of Print head. (
P.2-44)
Different order of ink layering due
to bi-direction printing
(1) Print in the image improvement [MEDIUM] or
P.3-34)
[HIGH]. (
(2) Print in the uni-direction print. (
P.3-26)
(3) Print in the print mode [QUALITY].
(
P.3-25)
The media advance is not well
adjusted.
(1) Print in the image improvement [MEDIUM] or
[HIGH]. (
P.3-34)
(2) Print the media advance adjustment pattern and
P.4-28)
adjust the media advance value. (
(3) Change the pressure force using the Pressure
roller up/down lever. (
P.2-34)
(4) Once again, print the media advance adjustment
pattern and adjust the media advance value.
(
P.4-28)
(5) Print in the uni-direction printing. (
P.3-26)
(6) Print in the print mode [QUALITY]. (
P.3-25)
- [ Suggestions for media advance
value]
(
P.5-22)
The ink dries slowly.
P.2-41)
(1) Raise the heater temperature. (
(2) Print in the uni-direction printing. (
P.3-26)
(3) Print in the print mode [QUALITY]. (
P.3-25)
Dark lines in the vertical direction
(1) Print in the image gradient [HIGHLIGHT2].
P.3-31)
(
5
Troubleshooting
Symptom/Possible Cause
* Black lines in the lateral direction
[ Cause ]
- The media advance is
not properly adjusted.
- The ink dries slowly.
5-17
Stain on the print
Basic image
[ Cause ]
Ink spray
[ Cause ]
Ink drooling
Symptom/Possible Cause
5-18
[ Cause ]
Print head scratched by
media (wrinkled media)
Resolution
Ink spray
(1) Print in the image gradient [HIGHLIGHT1] or
[HIGHLIGHT2].(
P.3-31)
(2) Check the height (low) of the Print head.
(
P.2-44)
(3) Perform the regular maintenance. (
P.4-3)
(4) Run the cleaning (NORMAL ALL). (
P.4-19)
(5) Check the environment temperature.
(recommended temperature 20 to 25°C)
(6) Replace the media with a media that has been
used up to now.
Ink drooling
(1) Check that no wrinkles or rising exists on the
media or that the media is slantingly set. Set the
P.2-7)
media again. (
(2) Check the height (high) of the Print head.
(
P.2-44)
(3) Run the Print head cleaning (NORMAL ALL).
P.4-19)
(
(4) Perform the regular maintenance. (
P.4-3)
(5) Clean the Print head surface. (
P.5-23)
Print head scratched by media
(wrinkled media)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
P.2-7)
Load the media again. (
Raise the height of the Print head. (
P.2-44)
Raise the heater temperature. (
P.2-41)
Replace the media. (
P.2-7)
Reduce the environment humidity. (The media
may soak resulting in wrinkle.)
(6) Check that the head securing screws are not
loosened. (
P.2-44)
q How to get good image quality
Bleeding on the print
Basic image
[ Cause ]
The ink dries slowly. / Too
much ink
[ Cause ]
Shift of the Print head
position / Shift of the Print
head bi-direction position
Symptom/Possible Cause
Resolution
(1) Raise the heater temperature. (
P.2-41)
(2) Print in the image gradient [HIGHLIGHT1] or
[HIGHLIGHT2].(
P.3-31)
(3) When printing in the print mode [DENSITY],
change it to [QUALITY]. (
P.3-25)
(4) When printing in the [BI-DRECTION] print mode,
change it to [UNI-DIRECTION]. (
P.3-26)
Shift of the Print head position /
Shift of the Print head bi-direction
position (horizontal ghosting)
P.4-39)
(1) Adjust the Print head position. (
(2) Adjust the bi-direction of Print head. (
P.4-34)
5
Troubleshooting
The ink dries slowly. / Too much ink
The lost print occurs at the start of printing.
Symptom/Possible Cause
Resolution
Out of the operating temperature
and humidity range
Use the printer within the operating temperature and
humidity range. (
P.1-3)
5-19
Vertical lines at the edge of print
Basic image
[ Cause ]
On the platen, the contact of left
edge of media to the media edge
guard locates near the vacuum
hole.
Symptom/Possible Cause
When the edge of media under
the edge guard is near the vacuum
hole on the platen, ink is drawn
through the clearance between
media and edge guard that may
cause Vertical lines .
[ Cause ]
On the platen, the contact of right
edge of media to the media edge
guard locates near the vacuum
hole.
Resolution
(1) Shift the media so that the contact of edge of
media on the platen to the media edge guard
does not locate near the vacuum.
(
P.2-7)
Me
dia
* Shift the media so that the vacuum hole does not
come within this range.
Media
Media edge guard
Example of media position when
the vertical lines appears
Platen
Example (1) of the shift of media
position when the vertical lines
appears
Example (2) of the shift of media
position when the vertical lines
appears
5-20
Vacuum hole
q How to get good image quality
Banding different at right and left appears on the print.
[ Cause ]
The media is slantingly
advanced.
Basic image
Symptom/Possible Cause
Resolution
5
The media is slantingly advanced.
Media
Media
Printer
Media
Bad example
Printer
(1) Check that the media on the roll is straight. If is
not , replace it .
(2) Check that the media is traveling straight off
the roll. If not, adjust the position of the flange
holder or shift the media right or left by raising
the Pressure roller up/down lever to set the media
vertically. In addition, when using the take-up reel
unit, adjust the position of flange at the take-up
side or re-set the media. (
P.2-7)
Troubleshooting
Skew (winding slippage) Sag example
example
Media
Good example
Flange
Media
Bad example
(3) Confirm that the media is loaded straight against
the flange. If not, set the media again so that it is
straight. (
P.2-7)
(4) Confirm that the flange is not loose. Re-tighten
the knob of the flange.
Flange
Media
Good example
Flange
Note
- If the media with the flange installed is stood on end, the
media alignment on the roll will become the source of a
possible problem.
Media
Flange
5-21
Suggestions for media advance value
The changes mentioned below can cause media advance value to vary.
Condition
Hint
¢ Variation of media condition
Depending on (1) type of
media, width and roll length
and (2) change of roll diameter
as used, the appropriate media
advance value varies.
In addition to the factors mentioned to the left,
even if the media type is same, non-uniformed
manufacturing can cause the media advance to
vary.
Therefore, when replacing a roll, setting the
media advance value must be performed.
P.4-28)
(
¢ When changing the takeup mode of the winding
equipment, the appropriate
media advance value varies.
When setting to [loose winding], the appropriate
media advance value is greater than [tension
winding]. (
P.3-28)
¢ When changing the print mode,
the appropriate media advance
value will vary.
The greater the number of passes is, the greater
the correct media advance value will be.
(
P.3-25)
¢ The appropriate media advance
value differs in the Print heads
of each color.
Normally, it is recommended to set the averaged
value of 4 colors. However, set the important
color suitable for print data.
¢ The correct media advance
value differs between right and
left sides of media.
Normally, it is recommended to set the averaged
value of right and left values. However, set the
important position suitable for print data as a top
priority.
¢ When media is easy to adhere
to the paper guide like banner.
It is recommended that you set the media
advance correction value by printing the media
advance correction pattern and then make
adjustment while changing the correction value
during printing of an actual image.
- After setting the media advance value determined from the media advance adjustment
pattern, it is possible to improve image quality further by adjusting the media advance
value while printing.
(
P.4-32 [Change during online printing])
5-22
q How to get good image quality
¢ Cleaning of Print head surface
When clogged nozzles is not solved after performing print head cleaning, the
print head surface may be contaminating the print. Clean using the following
procedure.
Note
1
Set the printer to the offline. Press
hR E W IND F OR M F EEDi
key to display the PH.MAIN MENU.
f PH.R EC PH.MA INg
Press
key to enter in the PH.MAIN
#C A P CL EA NING
MENU. Then, the cap cleaning menu is
>
displayed.
3
4
Select [RESEAT PRINTHEAD] using
and press
key
key.
When the confirmation menu is displayed,
press
key.
Then, the carriage moves.
5
Troubleshooting
2
- As many fine nozzles are arranged precisely on the Print head surface, cleaning may risk to damage the Print head. Therefore, follow the procedure in
[How to get good image quality ] (
P.5-15), and perform the cleaning.
#R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
>
#R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
* OK ?
C A R R IAGE M OV ING
PL EA SE WA IT
5
Open the Front cover and then the Maintenance cover.
5-23
6
While checking visually, wipe the Print
OPEN COV ER
head surface back and forth lightly with a
R ESEAT PR INTHEA D
Cleaning swab soaked with cap cleaning
liquid.
After finishing the cleaning, close the Maintenance cover and the Front cover.
The Print head automatically returns to the
original position.
Print head surface Cleaning swab
Note
- Do not leave the Print heads away from the Capping unit unnecessarily.
The Print heads can dry out, causing additional problems.
- When wiping the Print head surface, be careful for cap cleaning liquid not to
enter in your eyes and mouth.
5-24
Abnormal sound
If you hear abnormal sound in the operating sound comparing with the normal
one, contact your dealer or Seiko I Infotech.
5
Troubleshooting
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6
Use of generic consumables
Section 6 describes precautions and procedures to follow
when using re-filled ink cartridges and any generic products
including ink cartridges and cleaning liquid.
SIIT highly recommends you to use SIIT standard inks only in
the printer.
Generic inks have the potential to cause damage to the
printer, and SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if any
issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part by the use of
non-SIIT inks.
(Content in this section)
Printer warranty and safety issues................................ 6-2
Use of generic consumables........................................... 6-3
Printer warranty and safety issues
Printer warranty
SIIT highly recommends you to use SIIT standard inks only in the printer.
Generic inks have the potential to cause damage to the printer, leading to interference in normal operation, and SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if any
issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part by the use of non-SIIT inks.
Before using generic inks, carefully read P.6-3 [When using generic consumables].
Safety issues
The consumables specified by Seiko I Infotech use carefully-selected human
friendly materials as much as possible. All the required information is disclosed on
the MSDS.
Before using generic consumables, obtain information from the manufacturer for
safety confirmation. However, SIIT highly recommends you to use SIIT standard
consumable products only in the printer.
Generic products have the potential to cause damage to the printer, and
SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if any issue is deemed by SIIT to be
caused in part by the use of non-SIIT products.
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Use of generic consumables
The printer is designed to offer the best performance with using specified ink and
ink cartridges.
Though re-filled or generic ink cartridges can be used, SIIT highly recommends
you to use SIIT standard inks only in the printer.
Generic inks have the potential to cause damage to the printer, leading to interference in normal operation, and SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if any
issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part by the use of non-SIIT inks.
When generic consumables are used:
To use a re-filled ink cartridge
Before conducting the following operations, read [When generic consumables
are used] carefully.
To replace the ink cartridge, refer to P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement].
1
The printer recognizes an empty ink
R EPL ACE
cartridge and displays the message.
XX INK C A R TR ID GE
6
Use of generic consumables
- Generic consumables have the potential to cause damage to the printer, leading to
interference in normal operation, and SIIT reserves the right to void the warranty if
any issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part by the use of non-SIIT inks. SIIT highly
recommends you to use SIIT standard inks only in the printer.
- When using an re-filled or generic ink cartridge for any single color, specified ink cartridges used for other colors are also regarded as unspecified.
- The printed image quality may be lower than that achieved by using specified consumables.
- The printer cannot correctly recognize the remaining ink quantity. In this case, the
quantity is displayed as “???%”.
XX : Ink name
K : Black
C : Cyan
M : Magenta
Y : Yellow
Lm:Light magenta Lc :Light cyan
2
Press the
key and the
key at the same time until the message
changes.
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3
The guidance message is displayed.
SEE C HA PTER 6
IN U SER 'S GU ID E
4
6-4
Refer to the procedures described in
the next items.
To use an generic ink cartridge
Before conducting the following operations, read P.6-3 [When generic consumables are used] carefully.
To replace the ink cartridge, refer to P.2-46 [Ink cartridge replacement].
1
The guidance message is displayed.
SEE CHA PTER 6
IN U SER 'S GU IDE
2
3
5
to cancel. Press
to
continue.
ACC EPT:OK
R E J EC T:C A NC EL
Choose whether to agree to the printer
warranty.
SEE WA R R A NT Y
COND ITIONS CONT?
Press
to cancel.
Press
to continue.
Choose whether to agree to the safety
SEE SA F E T Y
issues.
COND ITIONS CONT?
Press
to cancel.
Press
to continue.
The guidance message for final confirmation is displayed.
Choose the item using
keys, and press the
display changes.
6
Use of generic consumables
4
Press
CONF IR M NON- SII [ ]
R EPL AC E [ ]
and
key and the
key at the same time until the
When [CONFIRM NON-SII] is chosen, the printer warranty and safety issues described above are deemed to be approved, and the use of generic ink cartridges
becomes available.
When [REPLACE] is chosen, the display shows the message for normal ink cartridge replacement.
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q Use of generic consumables
Cleaning liquid
Generic cleaning liquid can be used, but requires some operations in the same
way as using generic ink.
However, generic cleaning liquid have the potential to cause damage to the
printer, leading to interference in normal operation, and SIIT reserves the right
to void the warranty if any issue is deemed by SIIT to be caused in part by the
use of non-SIIT cleaning liquid. SIIT highly recommends you to use SIIT standard
cleaning liquid only in the printer.
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Appendix
This section contains basic specifications, options and consumables for the printer.
(Content in this section)
Basic Specification..............................................................A-2
Options / Consumables....................................................A-3
Basic specifications
Printer Specifications
¢ Basic printer specifications
Item
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Specification / Function
Recording method
Piezo-type color ink-jet printing
Resolution
720 dpi × 720 dpi
Paper feed/delivery
direction
Rear paper supply, Front paper delivery
Paper type
Vinyl chloride (PVC), Tarpaulin, Coated paper
Paper width
Maximum 64 inch
Ink cartridge
General solvent ink
Six colors (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light magenta, light cyan)
each 500 ml ink bottles
Noise
Standby : 45 dB(A) or less
Operating : 65 dB(A) or less (Continuous sound)
Heat output
4860000J / H or less
Maximum print guaranteed range
Area excluding top, bottom margines (5 mm) and right and left margins
(5 mm) (When using the paper edge guard, right and left margins will be
10 mm.)
Power supply voltage
AC 100-127 V / 220-240 V
Frequency
50/60 Hz + / – 1 Hz
Power consumption
1350 W or less (at printer operating)
External dimensions
2830 mm (111 inches)(W) × 830 mm (32.7 inches)(D) × 1255 mm (49.4
inches)(H) + / – 10 mm (0.4 inches)
Weight
230 kg (507.1 lbs) +/- 3 kg (6.6 lbs.) or less (including the take-up reel unit,
excluding the blower unit, paper roll and ink)
Operating temperature/
humidity range
15 to 30 °C (60 to 86 °F) / 30 % to 70 % RH (No condensing)
(When the operating temperature is less than 20 °C (68 °F), the printing
speed will slow down.)
Non-operating temperature/humidity range
5 to 35 °C (40 to 95 °F) / 10 % to 80 % RH or less (No condensing)
Installation space
3650 mm (144 inches)(W) × 3830 mm (150 inches)(D) × 1800 mm
(71inches)(H)
Options / Consumables
Options
¢ Options
Name
Item
Quantity
number
Remarks
Exhaust Attachment
IP-265
1 set
This flange is used to attach an exhaust duct to the printer.
2 inch Flange
IP-152
1 set
This flange is used to load roll media with a 2-inch core.
3 inch Flange
IP-151
1 set
This flange is used to load roll media with a 3-inch core.
Blower unit
IP-182
1 set
This unit dries ink by sending air to the media.
Consumables
¢ Consumables
(Ink)
Name
Quantity
IP5-201 or IP5-701
1 / carton
500 ml
Remarks
Ink cartridge / Magenta
IP5-202 or IP5-702
1 / carton
500 ml
Ink cartridge / Cyan
IP5-203 or IP5-703
1 / carton
500 ml
Ink cartridge / Black
IP5-204 or IP5-704
1 / carton
500 ml
Ink cartridge / Light cyan
IP5-205 or IP5-705
1 / carton
500 ml
Ink cartridge / Light magenta
IP5-206 or IP5-706
1 / carton
500 ml
Waste ink bottle
IP5-139 or IP5-109
1 piece
Appendix
Item number
Ink cartridge / Yellow
(Maintenance/Cleaning Liquid)
Item number
Quantity
Storage liquid cartridge set
Name
IP5-107 or IP5-713
1 set
Storage Liquid Cartridge : 6
Cleaning liquid cartridge set
IP5-138 or IP5-714
1 set
Cleaning Liquid Cartridge : 6
Daily maintenance kit
IP5-230 or IP5-710
1 piece
*1
IP5-136
1 piece
300 ml / 1 pc
IP5-231 or IP5-712
3 pieces
200 ml / 1 pc
IP5-120
1 piece
with a Cap cleaning Roller
Cap cleaning liquid
Wiper cleaning liquid set
Cap cleaning stick
Cap cleaning roller set
IP5-147
30 pieces
Cleaning swab
IP6-147
300 pieces
Wiper blade
IP5-122
2 pieces
Wiper sponge
IP5-123
1 piece
Media cutter blade
IP5-124
1 piece
Remarks
*1: Cap cleaning liquid: 300 ml<1>, Wiper cleaning liquid :200 ml<1>, Cleaning swab<10>, Cap cleaning roller<30>,
Wiper blade<1>, Cap cleaning stick (with a Cap cleaning Roller)<1>, Tweezers<1>
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